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  1. There's never anything to learn unless you try....

    There's never anything to learn unless you try. That's depending if you don't know it all already. :-)
  2. I have both UQP & Larger tarp with doors (S fly)....

    I have both UQP & Larger tarp with doors (S fly). If one gets left home it's the UQP.
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    Read the ultimate hang, watch Snug videos &...

    Read the ultimate hang, watch Snug videos & search the forum. Get out there & try many different things as nirvana is a fluid target. I personally like numerous setups as relating to location that...
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    I do not like whoopies. I've made several sets,...

    I do not like whoopies. I've made several sets, probably 8-10 sets but always had some problem with tree spacing, size etc. Found my personal nevona in straps & buckles. Least trouble & simple of...
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    Welcome from south central TN.

    Welcome from south central TN.
  6. My first was a Hennessy Explorer Delux Zip....

    My first was a Hennessy Explorer Delux Zip. Dumped the suspension first thing for whoopies. Good for a couple year & started buying others. Still love the HH & was comfy but, wanted options. Double...
  7. Thread: I need help!

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    Been hanging for around 15 year. Usually I never...

    Been hanging for around 15 year. Usually I never get a good night's rest the first night. It takes me 2-3 night's to get immaculate to the hammock. Noisy areas I use ear plugs. I'm not a hiker but a...
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    I'm positive Dutch makes a plethora of fine...

    I'm positive Dutch makes a plethora of fine products. I have purchased a few things from him over a few years. His shipping is fast but, I do not own nary piece of bling. I do not want to keep up...
  9. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    While battling bladder cancer I had to go about...

    While battling bladder cancer I had to go about every 15-45 minutes. Bought a red travel p bottle that worked great laying on my side. Lost the bladder to the cancer & now have a stoma & urostmy bag....
  10. The HHH is a fine tarp. You can make doors or...

    The HHH is a fine tarp. You can make doors or order doors from some US vendors if you decide you need them. Wife has a superfly with doors but I've never felt the need for the doors. If any chance of...
  11. Sounds like a good plan. I'm with Low Tech on not...

    Sounds like a good plan. I'm with Low Tech on not sliding the prusset & having both on one side. Just unclip one side & bag it @ other end. Leave that one hooked. You can the the cord from your stuff...
  12. Thread: Down booties?

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    Bought a pair several years ago. Never used them....

    Bought a pair several years ago. Never used them. For some reason my feet never get Cold.
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    I like my 20° under quilts here in TN their...

    I like my 20° under quilts here in TN their perfect. Use them summer & winter.
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    Wife & I both have went to WBRR. We love them.

    Wife & I both have went to WBRR. We love them.
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    It always took 2-3 night's of using my gathered...

    It always took 2-3 night's of using my gathered end hammock before sleeping what I call Good. I've had calf ridge in some & re-hang next night & didn't have it. Takes several times to dial it in....
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    Wife & I both use RR bridge hammocks. I have the...

    Wife & I both use RR bridge hammocks. I have the synthetic from Aerrohead. 25°. I got her the 20° down from Warbonnet. Both are very good quality. The down is a little warmer but also runs a little...
  17. Thread: Pee jar?

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    Been hanging for about 15 year. 67 now. A year or...

    Been hanging for about 15 year. 67 now. A year or so after starting hanging I started having to go 6-8 Times a night. I kept getting worse. Bought a regular travel p jug. Turned out I had cancer....
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    Built a 2 pole set up several years ago. Worked...

    Built a 2 pole set up several years ago. Worked good in solid ground but not good in soft or Sandy soil. Tried to post pictures but couldn't. There is some of it in my profile pictures. I used...
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    Welcome from TN. I've loafed around in Louisiana...

    Welcome from TN. I've loafed around in Louisiana on motorcycle some. Nice State with friendly folks.
  20. Thank you Layne. I enjoyed your video.

    Thank you Layne. I enjoyed your video.
  21. I started with a HHED & hated the suspension in...

    I started with a HHED & hated the suspension in all ways I could configure it. Tried whoopies but didn't like that method either as the stock tree straps were to short bulky & stiff. With whoopies...
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    I tried them. Forgot to tie the safety knot. They...

    I tried them. Forgot to tie the safety knot. They slipped & dropped me. Immediately removed them & replaced with cinch buckles. They reside in my junk box now.
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    What's the yellow spot under the tree in the...

    What's the yellow spot under the tree in the background @ the first of the video?
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    PahaQue double is a good log tarp @ about $35. I...

    PahaQue double is a good log tarp @ about $35. I don't care for the dasie chains so I cut them off & suspend with a continuous ridgeline. Pro Venture is another decent one.
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    Tried whoopies learned to build them. Hated them....

    Tried whoopies learned to build them. Hated them. I use cinch buckles & straps for the simplicity & ease of 're-adjusting. Still have a couple on old hammocks with them but Will be dumping them @...
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    I find I can sleep any way I want in my RR.

    I find I can sleep any way I want in my RR.
  27. I may be the odd duck. Then again, maybe not. I...

    I may be the odd duck. Then again, maybe not. I would not have changed a thing. Started with a HH Explorer Delux with Hex fly because I could get started immediately. Within a couple trips I got a...
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    PahaQue makes a double bridge style but, I bought...

    PahaQue makes a double bridge style but, I bought a single just to check it out. Was not impressed @ all. Way to much stretch.
  29. Having farms & using cedar post cut from farm for...

    Having farms & using cedar post cut from farm for fence post I can tell you any white wood on a cedar post will rot very quickly & leave a post loose. Also if the tree was cut with the sap up the...
  30. Bear in mind, I don't hike. I motorcycle camp....

    Bear in mind, I don't hike. I motorcycle camp. Been using exclusively hammocks for about 10 year. I have 2 RRs (one for wife) & around 20 gathered end hammocks (I outfit the whole famdamley).

    Over...
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    PaHaQue did have their double rain fly for around...

    PaHaQue did have their double rain fly for around $32. Their better if you modify the suspension on them. There's videos on line on how to do this.
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    A UQP will take you down a few degrees. I think...

    A UQP will take you down a few degrees. I think it helps with the fit of the UQ by snuggling it up better to close some of the saggy spots.
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    The BMWs I have now are a 72 R75/5 Toaster, 73 R...

    The BMWs I have now are a 72 R75/5 Toaster, 73 R 75/5 big tank with 74 R90 engine in it, 75 R75/6, 80 R100RT, 82 R65, 88 K75S, 97 R1100RS, 99 1100GS, 04 R1150R.

    The Harleys are 67 250 Sprint, 72...
  34. Personal opinion: Whoopie slings are mostly used...

    Personal opinion: Whoopie slings are mostly used by ultra light hikers because of being light but do have a fiddle factor. I've built several, tried them but didn't like them because of tree...
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    Mostly BMW's but have Harleys & a Ural with...

    Mostly BMW's but have Harleys & a Ural with sidecar.
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    I started with a Hennessy Explorer Delux with Hex...

    I started with a Hennessy Explorer Delux with Hex fly because I could get the complete unit. They are good tough hammocks. Heavy for hikers but I only motorcycle camp. I'm also from TN. May I suggest...
  37. Thanks for making the video. I enjoyed it.

    Thanks for making the video. I enjoyed it.
  38. Thread: Happy wife

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    Happy wife

    Well Greg from Warbonnet came through for me. Ordered the wife a RR, SuperFly & full length 20° Lynx @ 12:58 AM black Friday for Christmas present. It made it on the 24 just in time.

    She had laid...
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    Pnw-rider been using a hammock for 10 + years. I...

    Pnw-rider been using a hammock for 10 + years. I don't hike camp. Been all over USA & Some Canada on motorcycle. Always use a hammock if possible. I carry a tiny single person tent for the occasions...
  40. I'm the odd duck. Until someone who has...

    I'm the odd duck. Until someone who has personally patched theirs & it failed, I'd sew a patch on both sides & use it & stay a little lower to the ground. Or try the tear aid macca recomended. Be the...
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    I don't hike, I motorcycle camp & usually I sleep...

    I don't hike, I motorcycle camp & usually I sleep in my clothes in cooler weather. Summer I go with t shirt & drawers. I wash a few things periodically. Never sold a piece of gear in my life. Have...
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    Welcome Brian. You have come to a good place to...

    Welcome Brian. You have come to a good place to gain knowledge. Sounds like your starting with the right things for research but as you said, doing gives you the best knowledge. I'll give you my 2˘...
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    In early 80's 2 buddies & I owned a dive shop....

    In early 80's 2 buddies & I owned a dive shop. The wife of one of them threw him out. He bought a old long wheel base ford economies van. Gutted the inside & installed a hammock by drilling eye bolt...
  44. I don't hike but motorcycle travel. Been using a...

    I don't hike but motorcycle travel. Been using a hammock for 10 years now. I never sleep well the first night out but do the rest of a trip. Used gathered end hammocks until I lost my bladder to...
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    Nope. I know the new one has a ridge line. I've...

    Nope. I know the new one has a ridge line. I've got the wife one ordered with a 20° Linx & a Super Fly. Just hope she likes it.
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    Ordered the wife a RR double with net, 20° Linx...

    Ordered the wife a RR double with net, 20° Linx (however it's spelled) & a Superfly. Married 48 year 23 Dec so it's her Anniversary & Christmas present. She ordered herself a net tablet so I guess it...
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    Personally (HYOH) I put continuous loops & use...

    Personally (HYOH) I put continuous loops & use buckles & straps (from Dutch) on every one of my hammocks (20 or so, outfit the whole fam damley). Their quick, easy & fairly light. (I don't hike)....
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    Just don't hang by a cozy fire.

    Just don't hang by a cozy fire.
  49. I think whoopieslings.com did have them. You can...

    I think whoopieslings.com did have them. You can check.
  50. Pro Venture is one of my go to tarps. 3 year & no...

    Pro Venture is one of my go to tarps. 3 year & no problems.
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