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    Griddleporn: Interesting. I'll try that.

    Griddleporn: Interesting. I'll try that.
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    Now -- if I could just figure out how to add a...

    Now -- if I could just figure out how to add a photo that is not upside down...
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    I was under the misimpression that the poles,...

    I was under the misimpression that the poles, once assembled, were of two different lengths. Now I see that the three section poles assemble into the four section poles so that, in the end, all four...
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    Shug -- I think the Tensa4 has two longer four...

    Shug -- I think the Tensa4 has two longer four section poles (foot end) and two shorter three section poles (head end). In using the Tensa4 with the Amok Draumr, do you want a symetrical set up with...
  5. Thread: Amok Draumr

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    Bien dit, Monsieur Guilbeau

    Bien dit, Monsieur Guilbeau
  6. Thread: Amok Draumr

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    Speaking of bottom insulation, I ordered an Exped...

    Speaking of bottom insulation, I ordered an Exped Downmat XP Long Wide from Optics Planet on January 4, 2021. I have not received it yet. I checked the order on their website and it says "Expected...
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    BillyBob58: post #40: excellent, well reasoned...

    BillyBob58: post #40: excellent, well reasoned post. Thanks for your insights. Rings true.
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    Well, I have a son-in-law and a grandson who...

    Well, I have a son-in-law and a grandson who would like to get their hands on a couple of them, so all is not lost. I really really gave the chameleon a good try. Slept in it 5 nights in a row...
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    Hennessy hammock Warbonnet Blackbird Warbonnet...

    Hennessy hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird
    Warbonnet Ridgerunner
    Hennessy Explorer XL
    Dutchware Chameleon 11 foot

    I have not been comfortable for more than a few hours in any of them. I am a side...
  10. Thread: Amok Draumr

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    I am supposed to be receiving my Draumr today in...

    I am supposed to be receiving my Draumr today in the mail. I intend to try it out in weather with a forecast low of 27 degrees F. I have an AHE Owyhee TQ regular width (not sure of its temp...
  11. Thread: Amok Draumr

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    For use in an Amok Draumr, do people recommend a...

    For use in an Amok Draumr, do people recommend a wide Top Quilt rather than a regular width one? Regular width cocoons me pretty good in a gathered end hammock but I'm suspecting that a wide width...
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    I see Loco Libre makes a synthetic TQ. Has...

    I see Loco Libre makes a synthetic TQ. Has anyone tried one of those? What do you think? I'm about ready to buy an Arrowhead Equipment Owyhee but the Loco Libre brand gets so much love I thought I...
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    Dutch -- I am a new customer of yours and only...

    Dutch -- I am a new customer of yours and only recently took delivery of a Chameleon and related gear. Top quality and innovative engineering. Thank you, hope your Thanksgiving was a joyous one,...
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    You can buy an Arrowhead Equipment ...

    You can buy an Arrowhead Equipment
    (https://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/p615/WhiteCloudTopQuilt.html)
    White Cloud Top Quilt for $ 240 that is long and wide (57-58 inches) rated to 15...
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    As I was reading the forum my 13 yr old grandson...

    As I was reading the forum my 13 yr old grandson told me how much he wants to try a hammock for camping. That did it. I ordered a chameleon burnt orange with a coyote brown overcover. Bugnet and...
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    I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on a...

    I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on a chameleon and have been trying to decide on the asym or symmetrical net. The Hennessy is asym, head left feet right -- only, so I really have not...
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    Does using an asym bugnet design result in more...

    Does using an asym bugnet design result in more footroom/headroom for a diagonal lay -- or does it just improve the hang/taughtness of the netting?
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    Asym vs. Symmetrical

    I am pretty new to hammocks. I have a Hennessy Explorer XL that I am trying to get to know. It is asym and I understand the diagonal lay ó but getting used to sleeping in a hammock all night...
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    suspension question

    Is it okay to put one end of the OEM tree hugger strap through the other end and then hang using the one loop only?

    I am wondering about trying a Beckett hitch applied to one end of the tree strap.
  20. I tried a WB RR and it was ok but not great. I...

    I tried a WB RR and it was ok but not great. I am 5' 9" and 180lbs and I thought the RR was tight at the shoulders and sleeping on my side was not great as my knees just didn't have enough room. I...
  21. Thread: AHE tarps?

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    AHE tarps?

    Is AHE still selling tarps? When I go to their website, in the tarp section they show only tarp accessories but no tarps...
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    I am thinking of buying a Hennessy hammock and I...

    I am thinking of buying a Hennessy hammock and I will use an UQ. Trying to decide between a single and a double bottom. The double bottom would seem to provide more options but if I am set on using...
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    UQ with two layer bottom hammock

    If the double bubble insulation is not enough warmth in a Hennessy hammock, can you add an under quilt like the AHE Potomac to warm things up? Or does the use of the double bubble or any pad between...
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    I sleep cold and I am used to tent camping. The...

    I sleep cold and I am used to tent camping. The hammock that works best for me is a double layer RR with the Spindrift two door. I leave the Spindrift on year round. In warm weather, I can leave...
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    I use a 25" wide thermarest in my RR and inflate...

    I use a 25" wide thermarest in my RR and inflate it well more than half way. Flat lay and no shoulder squeeze. If it's cold outside, I add a Lynx underquilt. Works fine for me.
  26. I think a 30" zipper at the head end only would...

    I think a 30" zipper at the head end only would be fine for an inflatable pad. Only reason for a zipper at the foot end too is in case you might want to use a CCF pad and it would be easier to...
  27. Thanks. Yep. I have done it and it helps a lot....

    Thanks. Yep. I have done it and it helps a lot. All Spindrift owners should replace those Apex buckles with Dutch biners without delay! I pickup up that idea here on the forums -- probably from...
  28. The Spindrift is sort of difficult to put on and...

    The Spindrift is sort of difficult to put on and take off, so, once I have it on, I like to keep it on if possible. I typically use a pad and that is another challenge with the Spindrift on the...
  29. I think that you could have a gros grain loop...

    I think that you could have a gros grain loop sewn to the underside of the Spindrift ridgeline and then use a mini carabiner to hook the bug netting to the underside of the Spindrift ridgeline. ...
  30. Well, the Spindrift should be capable of...

    Well, the Spindrift should be capable of protecting you from dew but, if the double doors are open, there obviously will be no protection there! The Spindrift is really to add warmth and you'll...
  31. Thread: Spreader Bard

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    +1 on the Arrowhead Equipment Bridge Hammock Pole...

    +1 on the Arrowhead Equipment Bridge Hammock Pole Bag. Be careful sliding the poles in though. I used to just drop them in (pointed end up) but that did eventually poke a hole in the bottom of the...
  32. I've been very happy with an AHE KAQ Owyhee. I...

    I've been very happy with an AHE KAQ Owyhee. I like the apex climashield synthetic. My down TQ's (including a Flight Jacket) seem more fragile.
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    Brandon seems to suggest that if you use the...

    Brandon seems to suggest that if you use the Spindrift on the RR you can get away with a smaller tarp, if you wish.
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    26" wide works for me.

    26" wide works for me.
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    Here's the link: ...

    Here's the link:

    http://www.rei.com/product/780365/exped-downmat-9-sleeping-pad-with-pump#specsTab
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    I tried my Ridgerunner last night with my Exped...

    I tried my Ridgerunner last night with my Exped Downmat pad. Firstly, wanted to see if it would fit as I have the 26" wide version. It fit fine and was snug at the waist of the RR so it is not...
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    I have a Ridgerunner and have used it with a Lynx...

    I have a Ridgerunner and have used it with a Lynx underquilt and found no "tippy" issues at all. I then tried it with a 2.5 in inflated pad and thought that there would be tippy issues for sure but...
  38. Thread: Done With It

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    One thing I really like about a hammock is no...

    One thing I really like about a hammock is no longer having to crawl around on the ground (Iím 66). But, I have continuing problems with shoulder squeeze in every hammock I have tried except the...
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    I ordered a Jarbridge 4 season recently and look...

    I ordered a Jarbridge 4 season recently and look forward to receiving it. Paul should be happy with me because I ordered a Toxaway too plus some other stuff as well.

    I have been quite happy...
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    I just ordered a Toxaway with pullouts (2 per...

    I just ordered a Toxaway with pullouts (2 per side -- equally spaced). I have both a Blackbird and a Ridgerunner and I am looking for double duty.
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    I sent you a PM. I live in North Phoenix.

    I sent you a PM. I live in North Phoenix.
  42. Thread: Jarbridge UQ

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    I've placed three different orders with AHE...

    I've placed three different orders with AHE within a week and one was for a Toxaway and another was for the Jarbridge UQ. This hammock thing is getting addictive. Are there any 12 step meetings to...
  43. Thread: TQ packed size

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    I have an Owyhee TQ (3 season) with Apex...

    I have an Owyhee TQ (3 season) with Apex climashield and am very happy with it. Mine does pack somewhat smaller than the picture in the thread above.

    I like the Owyhee enough that I think an Apex...
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    The AHE Potomac does fit perfectly, won't slip...

    The AHE Potomac does fit perfectly, won't slip off your shoulder and provides enough warmth. Get it in Apex if they offer it that way.
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    Old thread -- I know. I purchased a two door...

    Old thread -- I know.

    I purchased a two door multicam Spindrift from Warbonnet and had it modified (local seamstress) to have a 30 inch zipper on the head end below the spreader bar ($25 --...
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    I ordered 3 yards of black noseeum from Quest. ...

    I ordered 3 yards of black noseeum from Quest. Thanks for the info. I am assuming that 3 yds is more than enough.
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    WBRR Spindrift and Lynx

    I recently received a two door multicam Spindrift together with a zero degree Lynx underquilt from Warbonnet. Both items are very nicely made. Used them the day I received them. The Lynx is...
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    jokerr: what type of netting did you use and...

    jokerr: what type of netting did you use and where did you get it? Does the neting zip on the outside of the Spindrift or on the inside? Thx.
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    WBRR w/ Spindrift

    I use the RR for motorcycle or jeep camping and don't hike with it. In fact I'll bet a lot of people don't actually backpack with the Ridge Runner.

    So far, I like the RR best with a 2 inch 25x72...
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    >I ordered on December 16, 2013 and am still in...

    >I ordered on December 16, 2013 and am still in the "awaiting fulfillment" stage.<

    Mine has now shipped.
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