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    We call it the flying tent. Unbelievably cool but...

    We call it the flying tent. Unbelievably cool but the size and weight are crazy. I have a connect and buying the three person next month.
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    Another 2 person bridge hammock

    You could use three trees and ratchets to even out the weight differences between the two people.123814123815
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    Another Vancouver here. Welcome! Hammocks helped...

    Another Vancouver here. Welcome! Hammocks helped my back and knees!
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    Sticky: 121891 The doors are the strong point!

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    The doors are the strong point!
  5. I make my own gear most of the time BUT you may...

    I make my own gear most of the time BUT you may want to buy the first hammock. The BIAS camper xl is amazing. Once you get passed the learning stage, it's almost to easy.121438121439121440

    Things...
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    If it helps they are on sale, 20% off.

    If it helps they are on sale, 20% off.
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    Ps. The boy is 48 inches tall.

    Ps. The boy is 48 inches tall.
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    My son had to play in it. Off to the park we...

    My son had to play in it. Off to the park we went.

    It's amazing!! Sets up easier that a hammock because of the huge ratchets. Tarp coverage is easy and complete.120840120841120842120843120844
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    I just traded a knife I made for one of the...

    I just traded a knife I made for one of the tentsile connect model. I opened it up last night and it seems incredibly well made.

    I have seen posts about the hamtent on here and never thought I'd...
  10. I have the camper xl double layer, I sleep in it...

    I have the camper xl double layer, I sleep in it 7 nights a week. I have 13 hammocks and this is by far the best most comfortable hammock my butt has ever been in.
  11. Thread: Fail

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    I was caught in a really bad storm a few years...

    I was caught in a really bad storm a few years ago. Nothing would have survived the wind and rain. Lightning struck about 30 yards from my motorcycle. I threw everything in my bags and bugged out....
  12. I use normal bedding. A sheet in the summer and...

    I use normal bedding. A sheet in the summer and blankets in the winter. I get in the hammock and then pull the bedding on, roll one way and tuck it under, roll the other way and tuck. Three minutes...
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    ENO products are fine and everything works and...

    ENO products are fine and everything works and lasts. They are easily found online. BUT they are the Ford of hammocks and for a little more effort and money you have a Ferrari. I have an ENO double...
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    I don't know the dream hammock guys but the BIAS...

    I don't know the dream hammock guys but the BIAS guys are super super good people. My hammock is amazingly comfortable and well made.
  15. The BIAS camper XL double layer is perfect for...

    The BIAS camper XL double layer is perfect for you, but I really really believe you would be much happier with two hammocks close together. Even sharing with a small child is hell on earth. Good luck.
  16. How high above the hammock should I hang my tarp?

    Depending on how large your tarp is. Wind and rain are the enemy, but you may want to be able to stand up or close to it. I find having one side of the tarp low and the other end higher works the...
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    84470 Things could be worse!!

    84470
    Things could be worse!!
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    I was at Cat lake last may. It's just north of...

    I was at Cat lake last may. It's just north of Squamish and drive in. Lots of hang spots, bear bags, out houses and close enough to town to go for pancake mix if you forget it.
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    Watch for polar bears.

    Watch for polar bears.
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    Sounds like Bella Coola. The land of camping with...

    Sounds like Bella Coola. The land of camping with bears.
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    12 hours north??? I feel for you.

    12 hours north??? I feel for you.
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    I'm in Langley. Welcome to the party where...

    I'm in Langley. Welcome to the party where everybody wants to hang themselves.
  23. Pack load for my first winter hang. Am I missing anything?

    Long underwear, warm sleeping clothes, toothbrush and paste. Bear spray in the winter?? Food up a tree gear if needed. Did you plan to hunt food? A seat? You may want to watch some Shug vids and take...
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    I was out in a huge storm one of my first hammock...

    I was out in a huge storm one of my first hammock camping trips. Lightening struck about 30 feet from my bike, I needed clean underwear after that. So I believe you could get struck by lightning but...
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    Scooter and Hammock must travel!

    Chain it to a tree or kiss it good bye! I'm a long time moto hammocker and the only down side is wondering if your bike will be there when you get back. I have been pretty lucky, so far just had...
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    Earlier in this thread I said if water was not...

    Earlier in this thread I said if water was not wet it's too cold. I fear the cold like nothing else.

    When I was a teen, I lived in northern BC and it got really cold in the winter. -40 was a...
  27. I've had one for years and got a new one for...

    I've had one for years and got a new one for Christmas and never use then. I have them for emergencies like winter power outages or running from zombies. I like to peapod in my hammock.
  28. I think that is shipping weight with box. I just...

    I think that is shipping weight with box. I just weighed mine and with stuff sack it's 10.4 pounds. Really heavy but worth it in the cold.
  29. +1 for the pathfinder watch.

    +1 for the pathfinder watch.
  30. Both bags together are good to -40 if you believe...

    Both bags together are good to -40 if you believe the rating. I'd say closer to -20. The black is 4 pounds and the green is 3.5. Bivy is 2 pounds. Cutting the bags up would be a shame. IMO they are...
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    The ban came into affect shortly after I became a...

    The ban came into affect shortly after I became a paying member, it really ticked me off. I got over it but I do come here a lot less because I'm not allowed to talk about my life, likes, goals other...
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    Fishwater is right. 5'11" and as much as a truck....

    Fishwater is right. 5'11" and as much as a truck. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/22/abunu6ap.jpg
  33. Canada Post just emailed me to say, "we know this...

    Canada Post just emailed me to say, "we know this package is yours and we know where you live BUT they got the last digit in your address wrong SO we won't deliver your package until after...
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    I sent a knife to a customer and it disappeared....

    I sent a knife to a customer and it disappeared. It was a $500 knife and I couldn't sent another. I had a tracking number but it only worked the 8 blocks from my house to the border. After months and...
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    My hammock from another vender on here came right...

    My hammock from another vender on here came right to the house with no fees of any kind. Took a while and I think customs "tested" it. Lol!
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    If water is not wet it's too cold!! Lol.

    If water is not wet it's too cold!! Lol.
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    Best stakes for frozen ground

    Best way to drive stakes into frozen ground, is to catch an airplane to somewhere warm! I have the gear for deep cold but not the desire. Hawaii is nice this time of year. Aozzie land. New Zealand.
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    I have my whole setup in a dry bag used like a...

    I have my whole setup in a dry bag used like a bishop bag. My setup time is less than a minute, but I rarely use a trap. If I need the tarp it adds a minute or two.
  39. Thread: Tapatalk

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    Update your app and it's the top of the menu...

    Update your app and it's the top of the menu bar.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/01/ne3egy4y.jpg
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    I sell everything, the secret is having very...

    I sell everything, the secret is having very little space to store stuff. Give yourself a box or locker and then sell/give away anything that does not fit in it. The upside is I sold a bunch of stuff...
  41. Why single nest? Just to save weight? I would...

    Why single nest? Just to save weight? I would really think double. You are going to be in the hammock a lot and space to stretch out will make your days better. I really like the eno bug net because...
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    Nube Tent System

    In BFGmofo defense, I rave about the Biolite all over this site because I love it. I think of Shane from BIAS as a friend because of great service I received. I think it's great the be really into...
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    UQ for a 3 week motorcycle trip in Alaska

    My peapod is just my hammock Inside my sleeping bag. I use fat guy sleeping bags and there is lots of room. If you don't use a bug net make sure you have layers under you or you will never sleep....
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    UQ for a 3 week motorcycle trip in Alaska

    I have been doing motorcycle camping for years all over BC and the Yukon. I have found the best system by far is a peapod, I leave the hammock, the peapod and the BUG NET as one unit. Unroll the...
  45. Prolonged Hammocking = Curvature of the spine?

    Must be close to two years full time for me with no back pain. On a side note I slept on a bed at a hotel for a wedding and got heartburn every night I was there.
  46. Recommend gear for bivy at el. 20,000 feet

    Think you may find better answers in a mountain climbing forum or site.
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    Poncho Hammock

    I had a poncho hammock made, it works great for both. I started a thread about it but people just said over and over that it won't work. It does, so make your chair and I bet it will work perfectly.
  48. Planning a 4 month long road trip with kids

    You may find a Biolite stove handy. It will charge everybody's phones and toy while you cook. Over four months the saving in foul will pay for it and the grill.
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    new (and damp) from Vancouver Island

    If you are camping in the crazy fog we had in Langley everything will be damp. My buddy uses a bivy bag inside his hammock to keep dry but I find that super uncomfortable. Wct trail is no joke, good...
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    What webbing to buy for constant use?

    Here comes the booing and hissing but rope works really well and I find it easier to stuff in your bishop bag in the morning. Any boating store can set you up with rope your grand kids will still be...
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