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    A cat cut should reduce the need for a pole mod...

    A cat cut should reduce the need for a pole mod since the sides will pitch tighter and not sag inward. Hang the tarp under a continuous ridge line or from the pull outs and the curve is pretty...
  2. You should ask for a new deck.

    You should ask for a new deck.
  3. Everyone good with that? It's still a good...

    Everyone good with that?

    It's still a good ways up but well worth the drive in my opinion.
  4. From what I've been able to gather, the west...

    From what I've been able to gather, the west branch is flat water. The rapids are elsewhere. I'm good with doing the Saco again regardless. Last year's trip was awesome. Or something in or closer to...
  5. That Penobscot area looks wild!

    That Penobscot area looks wild!
  6. Gastar, Thanks for the heads-up on this thread! ...

    Gastar, Thanks for the heads-up on this thread!



    I think the passage of time has clouded your memory Dennis. I was paddling in circles 'cause I was drunk. The canoe was overloaded mostly with...
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOO5S4vxi0o

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOO5S4vxi0o
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    A'yup. ...

    A'yup.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/107183-Pillow-ideas

    A full size pillow makes all the difference for me.
  9. The higher hills in North Carolina regularly see...

    The higher hills in North Carolina regularly see temps that are as cold as what we get in the hills in Western Mass. It's not uncommon for them to be skiing before us too.
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    I've been to -8* with my Incubator 10* since my...

    I've been to -8* with my Incubator 10* since my last post.
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    When I put my Tadpole up it never rains so I've...

    When I put my Tadpole up it never rains so I've been just fine without sealing it.:laugh:
  12. Thread: Pillow ideas?

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    Thanks Gil. I'm gonna try and make it to NEHHA,...

    Thanks Gil. I'm gonna try and make it to NEHHA, but work schedule has just gotten real wonky with the winter sticking around. It kinda sucks because I'm just sitting here twiddling my thumbs waiting...
  13. Great email. Hope you get a positive reply.

    Great email. Hope you get a positive reply.
  14. As far as top of the hill vs bottom of the hill,...

    As far as top of the hill vs bottom of the hill, it doesn't make much difference, and could actually be higher risk at the bottom depending on the grade of the hill, if you are on the side the storm...
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    Looks wonderful. Thanks. Gonna be down there in a...

    Looks wonderful. Thanks. Gonna be down there in a month or so....maybe permanently. Looks like you guys get some fall color down there too. Good to know. :)
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    Good find! Assuming that's the price AG and JRB...

    Good find! Assuming that's the price AG and JRB are buying them, AG's mark up is right in line with standard retail practices, JRB is priced far below. They should be selling the smaller size for $3...
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    It does but quite a bit smaller. I wonder if one...

    It does but quite a bit smaller. I wonder if one is measured inflated and the other flat.
  18. I got the sense that Walter Reeves reply was more...

    I got the sense that Walter Reeves reply was more about hanging a hammock permanently, like in your back yard, rather than hammock camping.
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    Thanks brianb, That sounds similar to...

    Thanks brianb, That sounds similar to Bladerunner'l idea above. I sounds like he's going to try it and see how it works. May go that route if he has good results.

    What's the water you're on in...
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    There was....hope there will be more. I only...

    There was....hope there will be more. I only bought a yard or two to check it out, decided it's awesome, then it was gone.:scared:
    ...
  21. Thread: Taut Troubles

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    I agree.:) The camo he uses shows the repeat...

    I agree.:)

    The camo he uses shows the repeat in photos but it does not present in real life like some of the other patterns do. Have to use a little discretion when picking a spot but otherwise...
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    I ordered a couple yards of the SilArgon in...

    I ordered a couple yards of the SilArgon in woodland when it first came out. Laid it out over the couch when it arrived. My wife walked in the room and immediately said, "Ooooh! That's pretty!" Add...
  23. Thread: Taut Troubles

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    Because of the curved cut of the tarps ridgeline,...

    Because of the curved cut of the tarps ridgeline, I find that it will pucker at the ends when when I hang it under the ridgeline and lift one side in to porch mode. If it's nice out and I'm gonna use...
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    We're getting toyed with up in the North East....

    We're getting toyed with up in the North East. Going to be full on winter again this Wed. High of 21* low of 12*.
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    That thing looks too good to be true. Too bad...

    That thing looks too good to be true. Too bad it's not an inch or two wider but at only $4.50 I may have to give it a try anyway. At that price I'm wondering if it's meant to be semi-disposable.
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    It all sounds so much more bad-*** in Celsius!...

    It all sounds so much more bad-*** in Celsius! :lol:
  27. Cool. Hopefully I can nail it down by then.

    Cool. Hopefully I can nail it down by then.
  28. Just made some phone calls. Largest group site...

    Just made some phone calls. Largest group site available at any of the Western or Central Mass state parks for that weekend only accommodates 15 people. Mohawk Trail has one site available. Next...
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    I like it! I'd add that I often feel coldest...

    I like it!

    I'd add that I often feel coldest out and about when the temp is hovering around 32*. It's always humid in my part of the world and I actually have an easier time feeling warmer when...
  30. Hey Guys, Would a last minute arrival work for...

    Hey Guys,

    Would a last minute arrival work for this event or do you need to know numbers well in advance? I'm praying for rain and warm temps to shut down my work season up here so I could come...
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    This is what I was thinking. Would make for a...

    This is what I was thinking. Would make for a little insurance in the washing machine too.
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    Sweet! We camped and hiked Ricketts a couple...

    Sweet! We camped and hiked Ricketts a couple summers ago. What an amazing, beautiful place. Your video makes it look absolutely magical in it's frozen winter robes. Thanks so much for sharing!
  33. Thread: Pillow ideas?

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    Thanks for the replies and ideas fellas. I...

    Thanks for the replies and ideas fellas.

    I have tried longer and larger hammocks. Unfortunately, they don't seem to make a noticeable difference as far the position of my right arm is concerned....
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    Looks like all you'd need to do is put a dart at...

    Looks like all you'd need to do is put a dart at each end of the ridgeline and a tieout capable of suspending the tarp at the point of the dart. Just folded some paper to mock it up. Looks like it...
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    Yeah, that's exactly where I was going with the...

    Yeah, that's exactly where I was going with the thermarest/down or primaloft idea. Guess I didn't explain it very clearly.
  36. Thread: Pillow ideas?

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    Pillow ideas?

    So I've been using a full size semi stiff pillow in the hammock. It's the only solution to shoulder squeeze I've been able to manage. I also like the way it insulates my head, neck, and shoulders on...
  37. Savoy or Mohawk Trail state forests? ...

    Savoy or Mohawk Trail state forests?

    http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/recreational-activities/massparks-west-campgrounds-generic.html
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    I bet HG would make a 30* if you ask. I use my...

    I bet HG would make a 30* if you ask. I use my 10* right through the summer without venting. If it's too warm for the quilt, I don't need one.
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    I've been fortunate about not getting rained on,...

    I've been fortunate about not getting rained on, or at least no getting rained on very hard since I started with the hammock, so I can't comment on the coverage in a downpour etc. but I do know that...
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    Yup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth ...

    Yup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth

    Anxiously awaiting the boons that you will bestow upon us commoners dannyvp.:laugh:
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    Welcome from Western Mass.! Lived in WI for a...

    Welcome from Western Mass.!

    Lived in WI for a few years. What a beautiful part of the country! Woods, lakes, rivers....Awesome food and even more awesome people!
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    Just remember, every foot you add to the...

    Just remember, every foot you add to the ridgeline takes 1-1/2 foot off the max potential bottom edge length on one end and adds 6 inches to the other (assuming you center the ridgeline over the...
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    Nothing wrong with asymmetrical if you make it...

    Nothing wrong with asymmetrical if you make it match the direction you lay. Also, in that tarp coverage comparison, assuming both tarps are the same width and pitch angle, the 11 footer would hang...
  44. Thread: Night sounds?

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    Having been woken out of a dead sleep by, what we...

    Having been woken out of a dead sleep by, what we assume was, a deer, snorting the highest pitched, shrillest, snort and stomping about 4 feet from the hammock, I can't think any less of you for...
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    Yeah, this was different. Sounded like a new...

    Yeah, this was different. Sounded like a new timber frame checking as it dries out. Came sporadically from all directions and distances and the breeze was fairly light. It was a clean pop or crack....
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    Last time I was out the trees were making that...

    Last time I was out the trees were making that knocking sound they do when it's really cold. Sounds just like the knocking in the Blair Witch Project. Anyone know what causes that?
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    A couple, six-eight shots of tequila never hurts....

    A couple, six-eight shots of tequila never hurts.



    Earplugs won't make you deaf to your surroundings. In fact, sometimes they can make it easier to hear distinct sounds by cutting down on the...
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    Sweet. Thanks!

    Sweet. Thanks!
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    I find the Epsilon to pack very similarly to a...

    I find the Epsilon to pack very similarly to a 1.1 silnylon. Maybe a little bulkier, but nowhere near anything like a 70D Poly.
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    I've noticed that on my quilts, the repeat...

    I've noticed that on my quilts, the repeat doesn't show due to the contour from the baffles and wrinkling from stuffing them. On a tarp, yeah, that large flat surface is far from ideal for the scale...
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