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    My Hennessey Expedition Asym was sufficient most...

    My Hennessey Expedition Asym was sufficient most of the time,until it wasn't.Some would argue I didn't have it pitched correctly and I have been told that in inclement weather if you "fudge" the 30...
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    I second this opinion wholeheartedly.I love my 12...

    I second this opinion wholeheartedly.I love my 12 foot tarps but usually take an 11 because I have had occasions where only an 11 would work and even then it was a tight fit between the trees.
  3. Ditto what SilvrSufr said.I keep my straps in a...

    Ditto what SilvrSufr said.I keep my straps in a separate bag and put it in the hammock bag for a containerized setup.Open the hammock bag,take out the suspension bag,use a Nano 22 or Evo Loop
    on the...
  4. Not trying to "top" anyone's story but almost...

    Not trying to "top" anyone's story but almost before my finger was off the "add to cart" button,Jared emails me and we hash out the details of my new tarp.Service beyond all expectations.I don't know...
  5. One thing I learned the Hard Way is to keep the...

    One thing I learned the Hard Way is to keep the secondary suspension slightly tighter on one side.In my case it would be my right side as I sleep head left/foot right.This makes the quilt slide off...
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    I am probably the only person in this forum who...

    I am probably the only person in this forum who is not fond of snakeskins.I just pinky wrap the lines or not,unhook tarp from one end and start cramming it in the bag.Somehow this works for me.I have...
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    I might add that I usually write down a hiking...

    I might add that I usually write down a hiking plan and any pertinent phone numbers for rangers etc when applicable.Really not an issue since I am with other reliable people but it does give her some...
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    If it's not too much trouble,could you share your...

    If it's not too much trouble,could you share your pack list with us?
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    It could be that they are afraid of becoming a...

    It could be that they are afraid of becoming a widow.
  10. Sidney Hornblower's backup kit got used to great...

    Sidney Hornblower's backup kit got used to great effect one night when the dummy he went hiking with let his suspension bag with everything needed to hang fall out on the BMT because that old person...
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    You could sew a Shug patch on it.Would give a lil...

    You could sew a Shug patch on it.Would give a lil cool factor to your hang!
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    So I walked up to our refrigerator freezer one...

    So I walked up to our refrigerator freezer one day and shoved a glass into the water dispenser.Don't know what happened but water squirted everywhere and before I knew it I let out an immediate and...
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    That could be an incredibly expensive move in...

    That could be an incredibly expensive move in both financial and human terms.One thing I do as a general rule is to give the wife a designated "start worrying time".If I am not back by pitch black...
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    I have always had free reign to go and do as I...

    I have always had free reign to go and do as I pleased which included lots of other hobbies other than backpacking in the woods.The only stipulation she has now is that I go with others when not...
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    I think you would be better served to abandon the...

    I think you would be better served to abandon the idea and get Warbonnet buckles,Dutch buckles,or Dutch's Beetle Buckles and use 7/64 amsteel like everyone else.I tried the descender rings for a...
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    I tried netless.There's things I like about it...

    I tried netless.There's things I like about it such as availability to my gear hammock on the right side as I exit to my left side.Also,no zipper to hassle with.

    But in the end,I am going to stay...
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    What kind of bag are you using?

    What kind of bag are you using?
  18. This thread reminds me why I have a carpenters...

    This thread reminds me why I have a carpenters line level on my hammock ridgeline.The bubble never lies! All I do is try to hang the center of the hammock at the midway point of the trees.I observe...
  19. I camped out one really hot night last summer...

    I camped out one really hot night last summer with a 40 topquilt that I had mostly kicked off and my Phoenix 3/4 20 hung but pulled all the way to one side.About an hour or two before dawn it was...
  20. I have a full length 0 set top and bottom and a...

    I have a full length 0 set top and bottom and a 3/4 20uq and a 20 tq.Huge difference in the bulk when its packed up and of course 0 weighs more.I only take the 0 set if i'm expecting to be miserable...
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    You did a fine job with the...

    You did a fine job with the lashing.Actually,that's the beauty of the Hennessey system.It's been so long since I have used mine I wonder if I can still remember how to do it.Welcome to the forum.
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    I stake out the head left side of my hammock with...

    I stake out the head left side of my hammock with a piece of shock cord tied to a length of zingit and use the corner stake for the tarp if possible as it makes for one less stake to recover in the...
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    I do put a little insect repellent on my hat and...

    I do put a little insect repellent on my hat and bandanna around my neck in the daytime.But at night when I get up it's just my supplements doing the work.

    I use Kirkland vitamin B and only take...
  24. I can't remember where I bot my repair tape but...

    I can't remember where I bot my repair tape but it is like decals of different outdoor images for small spots.One is a Big Foot.Now that one would look good over a little hole like that !

    Or you...
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    All these stories remind me of why I avoid public...

    All these stories remind me of why I avoid public campgrounds and shelters on the trail.Generally speaking most of the people I have encountered on trail are positive and the only negative person I...
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    I see a gallon of JT Eatons ready made permethrin...

    I see a gallon of JT Eatons ready made permethrin on Amazon for $36.88.It's labeled for clothing if that matters to you.That's why I use it.I shake it up well and transfer it over to my favorite...
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    Keep in mind that while I do take B complex daily...

    Keep in mind that while I do take B complex daily I also take an apple cider vinegar capsule and an odorless garlic pearl with it.

    All I can tell you is that before I started this regimen the...
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    I hope you diluted that stuff with water...

    I hope you diluted that stuff with water first!Can't imagine a "vinegar shot".
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    I have been told that a B complex vitamin daily...

    I have been told that a B complex vitamin daily is all you need to repel mosquitoes.I take one and chase it with a garlic pearl and an apple cider vinegar capsule.Mosquitoes leave me alone now.I do...
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    Sorry,bad reading comprehension on my part.I...

    Sorry,bad reading comprehension on my part.I stand corrected.
  31. I read online today somewhere that the military...

    I read online today somewhere that the military has a method for training personell to fall asleep within 10 seconds to 60 seconds.
  32. I have found that avoiding that comforting cup of...

    I have found that avoiding that comforting cup of tea/coffee at night helps quite a bit.I changed over to hot apple cider mix.
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    It's never happened to me yet although it almost...

    It's never happened to me yet although it almost did once-nearly walked off and left the grey lashit tarp suspension on the trees.I have heard of people hiking all day only to realize that they left...
  34. That's my strategy.While some of us prefer...

    That's my strategy.While some of us prefer solitude,some of us prefer company.No need to let the rain keep you down either.
  35. I had a similar issue once.The first few times my...

    I had a similar issue once.The first few times my new straps worked with the BH like a champ until the straps folded over on themselves and got "ropey".After landing on my butt a few times and then...
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    That little incident taught me to rethink my...

    That little incident taught me to rethink my packing procedures.The really important stuff like all suspensions,hammock,tarp,and stakes are carried inside the pack so they cannot fall out of a side...
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    I am usually fully clothed in mine so there is...

    I am usually fully clothed in mine so there is not a great deal of skin to fabric contact.I don't sweat much at night in summer either and definitely use the underquilt at some point during the night...
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    I carry an extra ridge line,two dog bones,two...

    I carry an extra ridge line,two dog bones,two whoopies with hooks,a pair of Dutch hooks on zingit,and a pair of soft shackles.It's overkill but you never know when someone in the group might need...
  39. Carry a bottle. I finally realized that it's...

    Carry a bottle. I finally realized that it's worth it,particularly if you are in a group or in an established campground as you will be less likely to disturb others.But the big payoff for me is that...
  40. Poll: I would recommend HG to stay with D rings.I...

    I would recommend HG to stay with D rings.I attached some Line Loc 3's to D rings.D ring will always be more versatile.I like a Line Loc 3 and also Fleas.Also have a set of tarp worms.It's all good.
  41. I carry a 10' and a 15' plus whoopies which I...

    I carry a 10' and a 15' plus whoopies which I know is overkill but you never know when you might encounter a larger than average tree.
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    If you get one I would recommend you get the...

    If you get one I would recommend you get the Winter Palace in Camo because my standard in the non camo light green is too skimpy to inspire real confidence,is translucent so it becomes a green...
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    Here is a ridgeline titanium biner from Dutch's...

    Here is a ridgeline titanium biner from Dutch's website.Solved the "birthday present for self" issue that is fast approaching........... https://dutchwaregear.com/product/titanium-ridgeline-biners/
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    Thanks,didn't know Dutch made anything out of...

    Thanks,didn't know Dutch made anything out of aluminum.
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    I wonder if Dutch's hook worms would be a better...

    I wonder if Dutch's hook worms would be a better option.They are titanium and would release from the prussic easier than that tight little Dutch hook.Anybody use them in a ridge line application?
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    Hey MikieM, Yes,those are the ones I...

    Hey MikieM,
    Yes,those are the ones I have used without incidence so far.They are rated for 30 lbs according to the website.I do carry a set of the titanium Dutch hooks as backup though.
    ...
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    I have sealed every tarp I own on both sides,pull...

    I have sealed every tarp I own on both sides,pull outs too.Overkill I know but it beats getting wet and cold.I did not have to seal my HG Standard dyneema cuben fiber tarp as there is no seam to...
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    I have been well pleased with my Superfly 20d 11...

    I have been well pleased with my Superfly 20d 11 footer.If you ever decide to go with dyneema cuben fiber I would highly recommend the Winter Palace over the Standard as the HG Standard is a mite too...
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    Back when I worked for Georgia Forestry...

    Back when I worked for Georgia Forestry Commission the ruling train of thought was that solitary trees,particularly dead ones,were considered a real target for lightning which is the cause for many...
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    Most people are understandably a bit leery about...

    Most people are understandably a bit leery about hiking with a stranger.However,I would venture to say most have never considered that they,like me,actually married one!

    I think starting with a...
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