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    Just completed a goal of mine, based on this...

    Just completed a goal of mine, based on this thread. Got 2 years solid in of at least one night a month, in the hammock. 80 percent was done on camp trips with about 20 percent being backyard...
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    I am with FLTurtle. I just grab sticks/branches....

    I am with FLTurtle. I just grab sticks/branches. Less stuff to carry/pack.
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    caddis, Sometimes I use an eye mask/eye shade...

    caddis,

    Sometimes I use an eye mask/eye shade to keep the light out. They are about 5 bucks and can be found in the travel section usually. Bonus is in cold weather they can also help warm a...
  4. Thread: FLOWERS

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    Ironfish, I for one, thank you very much for...

    Ironfish,

    I for one, thank you very much for doing this.

    They deserve to be honored.

    Bob
  5. J2, First off welcome to the addiction. ...

    J2,

    First off welcome to the addiction.

    Dont worry. You can sew that tieout by hand if you dont have a machine or know a seanmstress. Just watch a few videos and use kevlar or heavy duty...
  6. Thread: under quilt

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    Mark, I've got two complete sets 10 Degree and...

    Mark,

    I've got two complete sets 10 Degree and 30 Degree. ( Incubators and Burrows ). Great Company and Great pieces of Gear. You will not regret anything. Their Customer Service is impeccable....
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    WK, On my Guardian Bugnet, I run the hammock...

    WK,

    On my Guardian Bugnet, I run the hammock ridgeline through the Bugnet on each end. Essentially, the Bugnet forms a "tube" around the hammock. It reminds me of "Snakeskins" being used on a...
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    I always carry an extra tarp. I string this up...

    I always carry an extra tarp. I string this up for my fire/cook area. Ill sit around a fire all day. The extra weight is worth it to me.

    I also carry a book/magazine/diary. Plus there is...
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    One Click. Great idea.

    One Click. Great idea.
  10. BB, You cant go wrong with the Hammock Gear...

    BB,

    You cant go wrong with the Hammock Gear Econ Series. They are very well made and will last a long, long time no matter how hard you end up using them.

    Enjoy.

    Bob
  11. Sixty3, I think you will be fine. I ended up...

    Sixty3,

    I think you will be fine. I ended up fully deploying my tarp ( tied out/staked out) on a low angle so I could reach the ridgeline. It was also a cooler, windier day, but my tarp...
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    Thanks for the info Harry.

    Thanks for the info Harry.
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    Pennsy that was a great idea on your pole mod...

    Pennsy that was a great idea on your pole mod using the S hooks. Nice work.

    For a low tech solution on your pole mod, I think you can just take some cordage and tie off your pole, to the ridge...
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    Attention Harry:

    Hello Harry.

    Amy idea when you folks will have the mesh sleeve/snake skins back in stock?

    Thank you.

    Bob
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    Wmt90 Shug shows an up close shot of how he...

    Wmt90

    Shug shows an up close shot of how he does it, in one of his videos. Maybe he'll be able to point you to the exact video.
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    Carver, Thank you.

    Carver,

    Thank you.
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    Hefty, My Descender rings are the SMC...

    Hefty,

    My Descender rings are the SMC Descender Rings. I use 2 inch webbing. Going on a year and about 15-20 nights using this setup. I have no wear/tear on the webbing. The rings are super...
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    What Shug says is how I operate. In the grand...

    What Shug says is how I operate.

    In the grand scheme of things though, IMO, too much cordage on hand, is a good thing in the woods. Having to make natural cordage is labor intensive and time...
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    Nice. Spendy though compared to some of our...

    Nice. Spendy though compared to some of our vendors econ lines. That said, Sierra Designs makes fantastic gear. I have a 30 plus year old -25 bag of theirs, that is still doing its job admirably....
  20. Trailslug and DrPhun that is how I was thinking...

    Trailslug and DrPhun that is how I was thinking of doing it.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed.

    Bob
  21. Lakerat you will love "The Journey".

    Lakerat you will love "The Journey".
  22. Thanks guys. Zuki are talking like making an...

    Thanks guys.


    Zuki are talking like making an A frame type configuration?

    DrPhun how would I pitch it without staking it out?. Are you talking just tying off each end of the ridgeline and...
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    I like simple with few moving parts, Mostly...

    I like simple with few moving parts, Mostly because I am an idiot.

    12 - 15 feet (X 2 ) of Webbing. 4 Descender Rings ( 2 for each end of webbing) . 2 Carabiners, one on each hammock end.
    ...
  24. Ideas on how to seal The Journey tarp ridgeline

    Morning all,

    Once it warms up, I wish to seal my 12 foot, HG, "The Journey" Tarp, along its ridge line. I already did the pullouts but I forgot the ridge line.

    I dont have a lot room in the...
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    I started with the Poly 10 X 12. Modded it out...

    I started with the Poly 10 X 12. Modded it out with duct tape and D rings to make 2 pull outs on each side ( 4 total ). Worked like a charm. Still does. Starting with a Poly Tarp like I did, is...
  26. Morning, I have " The Journey" 12 foot Tarp. ...

    Morning,

    I have " The Journey" 12 foot Tarp. It is made in USA. I believe The Journey II is not. As mentioned above, it looks like the Journey II is not available anymore.

    HG has great...
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    Thanks TominMN. Good info.

    Thanks TominMN.

    Good info.
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    Nice work.

    Nice work.
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    Thanks jherch, Yeah I shoot for 15 feet apart...

    Thanks jherch,

    Yeah I shoot for 15 feet apart ( 6 paces for this average sized, not skinny anymore, older man). Specifically, what I am asking pertains to this this scenario. I used the same...
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    Perfect everyone. That is what I was thinking. ...

    Perfect everyone. That is what I was thinking. Ill put the ideas into practice next hang.

    Thanks again.

    Be safe.

    Bob
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    Cant figure out this Ridgeline issue.

    Morning all,

    All things being equal, if I set up my hammock and the ridgeline is too tight, what can I do to loosen it up? If I set up my hammock, an 11 foot Raven and put my foot end 6 inches...
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    Thanks Snaps. I was thinking along those lines. ...

    Thanks Snaps. I was thinking along those lines. Just wanted verification.

    Can anyone post me up a picture of your DIY KAM Snap modification with the purpose to close the doors on a Tarp?
    ...
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    Hey all, I was thinking of maybe doing Kam...

    Hey all,

    I was thinking of maybe doing Kam Snaps onto the ends of my HG The Journey Tarp. Do you all worry about sealing around the KAM Snaps after installation or is it something not to worry...
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    weinerman, First off welcome to the site. ...

    weinerman,

    First off welcome to the site. Great group of people here.

    Congrats on sticking with it and adapting/modding what you have. I did the same for the first year, which was only a...
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    Will do. Thanks again.

    Will do.

    Thanks again.
  36. Thread: First Tarp?

    by Draketake
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    dcooper, You may want to look at the Hammock...

    dcooper,

    You may want to look at the Hammock Gear " The Journey Tarp ". I think they have two versions now. One made in USA and one subcontracted out overseas. I have the older USA Made one and...
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    Hey Chesapeake, Wanted to say thanks again. ...

    Hey Chesapeake,

    Wanted to say thanks again. Watched your video and noticed how you modded your hammock stuff sack, into a a ridge line peak bag type thing. I did the same and it works very...
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    Chesapeak, Thank you so much for video showing...

    Chesapeak,

    Thank you so much for video showing how to use the S biners on the Ridgeline, to lock the UQ in place. I also like the improvised hanging shelf you came up with. Lots of great info. ...
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    Hey Chesapeak, Thanks for the videos. Really...

    Hey Chesapeak,

    Thanks for the videos. Really informational. I too, enjoy finding/using economy gear, instead of paying top dollar for name brand. Like you, though sometimes you have to obtain...
  40. gt, Nothing works each and everytime. So many...

    gt,

    Nothing works each and everytime. So many variables on almost each and every hang and on each and every day. The more you experiment, the easier the correct system will reveal itself.

    All...
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    cm, Thank you. I shouldve caught that.

    cm,

    Thank you. I shouldve caught that.
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    cmoulder, I am curious. What is " RH "? ...

    cmoulder,

    I am curious. What is " RH "?

    Thank you in advance.

    Bob
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    Nice Video. Good idea for the Gear Hammock. ...

    Nice Video.

    Good idea for the Gear Hammock.

    Have fun.
  44. Got it. Thats a lot of gear no matter what. ...

    Got it. Thats a lot of gear no matter what. But.............worth it.

    Maybe someone on here who runs a Scout Troop has a suggestion or two.

    Good luck finding a solution.

    Bob
  45. Hey 30, Welcome. If you have not already, get...

    Hey 30,

    Welcome. If you have not already, get Derek Hansen's "The Ultimate Hang" Book. It will help you out a lot. Derek also has a website by the same name. Also watch Shug's videos on...
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    Tiggen, Mine closes all the way. That said,...

    Tiggen,

    Mine closes all the way. That said, initially, I couldnt get mine to close. I just switched the polarity of the battery tray and it worked perfect.

    There may also be something...
  47. Morning, Are you thinking of using two...

    Morning,

    Are you thinking of using two hammocks? If so, Id just build 2 stands. Super easy and pretty cheap. I absolutely dig my TD Stand. Took me about 1.5 hours to put together once I had all...
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    Gilly, I was just going to ask where you found...

    Gilly,

    I was just going to ask where you found a vendor who made top quilts with built in fleece bib.

    I made mine base on Shug's. Low Tech matches my IQ.

    Be safe.

    Bob
  49. Shug, Thank you for producing this video. It...

    Shug,

    Thank you for producing this video. It answered a lot of questions I had. Seeing how the different techniques were applied, was very, very helpful.

    Happy 2019.

    BTW that Christmas...
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    Thanks again Shug. Happy New year. Bob

    Thanks again Shug.

    Happy New year.

    Bob
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