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    It is good to hear this stuff about these...

    It is good to hear this stuff about these hammocks that don't get much love. I feel the same way about my HHs and Claytors. They are not very popular here, but they have always been just fine for me....
  2. So despite all the tips, you still have calf...

    So despite all the tips, you still have calf ridge and cold butt? It is probably true that if you can fix that ridge you will also fix the cold spot. But how you gonna do that? As you have tried...
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    Wow! Good thing, apparently, that you did not...

    Wow! Good thing, apparently, that you did not have an 850 FP down UQ under you, which likely would have either ripped at the UQ suspension and/or exploded at least one baffle, with down floating...
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    Yep, we like to eat there every now and then, and...

    Yep, we like to eat there every now and then, and are willing to drive an 1 1/2 hours to get there.
  5. Along with a couple of other fine choices, the...

    Along with a couple of other fine choices, the JRB Nest has been mentioned. That UQ has been marketed for bottom entry/BE(could also be used for side entry) HHs for at least 12 or 13 years, and...
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    Maybe that explains why I always found my...

    Maybe that explains why I always found my original BMBH- as you say it wraps the most- so easy to insulate. On my first try I was plenty warm with the original MWUQ at 10F. Of course it is rated at...
  7. I loved this write up, looking forward to the...

    I loved this write up, looking forward to the rest!
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    This is not encouraging. I had a Hennessy...

    This is not encouraging.

    I had a Hennessy rope break on me once. Didn't drop me to the ground, there was white material inside a sheath that held me after dropping me about a foot. I determined...
  9. Though I have done it both ways, even both at...

    Though I have done it both ways, even both at once, I mainly am referring to shock cord on the ends of the lt and rt side tie outs. This leaves the Prussiks in about the normal position.
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    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/up-insulation-3-...

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/up-insulation-3-oz/
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    Doesn't Dutch sell this insulation, or products...

    Doesn't Dutch sell this insulation, or products made with it?
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    There are some divided opinions around here...

    There are some divided opinions around here regarding using a pad with an UQ. Some think it will make matters worse because it will mess up the fit of the UQ. That is certainly possible, and...
  13. Well, that's reassuring!

    Well, that's reassuring!
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    Sounds pretty sweet! I have yet to sample this...

    Sounds pretty sweet! I have yet to sample this highly rated brand of hammocks, sounds like I am missing something!
  15. Yep, Claytor calls it a slipped 1/2 hitch, with a...

    Yep, Claytor calls it a slipped 1/2 hitch, with a second as a stopper. Is that not what it is, should it be called something else? Maybe it is different as it wraps around the 2 lengths of webbing...
  16. What ever this is:...

    What ever this is: http://www.mosquitohammock.com/hammockknots.html
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    Please hurry up and cool off!

    Please hurry up and cool off!
  18. Thanks for the info. Curious, does the dif in...

    Thanks for the info. Curious, does the dif in these two make a functional difference? ( EDIT: "If people would actually TIE these they might have a chance to understand the difference... and it is a...
  19. Semiuseless: Very interesting concept, and...

    Semiuseless:
    Very interesting concept, and possibly some very good tips! Not Semiuseless at all! Way to go, new poster(only 5th post!)
    Repurposed structural RL! And, if the hammock rips you are...
  20. BTW, the original tip from HH to deal with the...

    BTW, the original tip from HH to deal with the tarp sag and flapping that happened once occupied was to hang a weighted stuff sack from the Rt and Lt tarp tie outs. Just take a small stuff sack, fill...
  21. I use shock cord, and it has mostly solved any...

    I use shock cord, and it has mostly solved any sag problems, which are real. The thing I figured out early on with the HH system was that that tiny tarp is given the best chance of providing adequate...
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    Hey there Ewker! Say it's hot down in Mexico, eh?...

    Hey there Ewker! Say it's hot down in Mexico, eh? I recently thought of you when I saw a picture of a bunch of folks eating breakfast on a cool fall morning at David Crockett park! Hope Y'all are...
  23. Excellent post! A hammock hanger might find...

    Excellent post! A hammock hanger might find themselves needing to build a wind block as much or more than a ground dweller. BTW, since I got old, I now carry one of those satellite texting and call...
  24. Well, if you get hypothermic from heat loss to...

    Well, if you get hypothermic from heat loss to the ground or snow, you might die. But probably not. But for me all I need is the thought of the discomfort from a night or two on the ground with no...
  25. I forgot to comment on this. As well as Alaska,...

    I forgot to comment on this. As well as Alaska, there are many places in the mountain west where I can be 10 or 15 miles by often very rough trail from someplace where I hope there will be other...
  26. Over the years at HF, one thing has been...

    Over the years at HF, one thing has been consistently observed: people being wonderfully warm and comfy when using UQs, and people being unexpectedly cold when using UQs. There are enough threads on...
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    Thanks, Dave! Good to know some others have used...

    Thanks, Dave! Good to know some others have used this UQ with success! Good luck with the Ninox!
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    SMR Inferno UQ on Ninox hammock

    So I finally got to try this combo. As SMR hammocks have rings meant to mate with the toggles on the SMR UQs, I have often wanted to try one of their hammocks with my SMR UQ. When they came out with...
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    I agree. Ironically, yours is the 1st post I have...

    I agree. Ironically, yours is the 1st post I have read since spending some time today first with the Ninox, and then with the HT 90*. I finally got the SMR Inferno UQ, one of the main reasons ...
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    I agree, based on short term experience at least:...

    I agree, based on short term experience at least: it is very comfortable. Back in the day, one of the most popular hammocks around here was a Speer hammock. It was highly praised by more than a few...
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    Thanks for the thorough review. Have you slept in...

    Thanks for the thorough review. Have you slept in it yet? That might tell the tale. I also find my WBRR and the new JRB James River super comfy. And a few of my GEs are plenty comfy, and my 90...
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    They are a bit different than most of the cottage...

    They are a bit different than most of the cottage outfits here. I think they are headquartered in TN, but their stuff is designed by them but built outside the country, far as I know. I have found...
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    But adding an UQP(which I like to do) wipes out...

    But adding an UQP(which I like to do) wipes out any few oz saved by going with down, as well as adding bulk and $ spent. However, it is the best protection against wind chill, especially if the tarp...
  34. Great post! There is nothing quite like personal...

    Great post! There is nothing quite like personal experience. Whether human error as you had there or a snow loaded branch breaking off and puncturing your tarp(seen it happen), or condensation in...
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    It has also occurred to me that more than...

    It has also occurred to me that more than stretch(maybe), it is just that the hammock(like an HH Safari before it, but even more so) is hanginging so far below the RL. IOW, ther is a heck of a lot of...
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    preliminary thoughts and testing

    ( I just posted this over at FB)
    Richard was just live on FB, he saw the issues some of us were having with the with the Talon "biner", and has already produced a fix and it is about to be shipped...
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    Those who have tried it already: do you think the...

    Those who have tried it already: do you think the stretching is more the hammock or more the suspension?
  38. It is a great idea, but what I want to see is how...

    It is a great idea, but what I want to see is how you guys pull off that blood transfusion in wilderness camp!
  39. When I hike into some of the western...

    When I hike into some of the western wildernesses, when getting back to my my car(or any other semblance of civilization) it is hard for me to really relax if I don't have at least a torso pad. CCF...
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    I have seen several complaints already about the...

    I have seen several complaints already about the metal bars coming loose, and some mods to prevent it. That is not the best design.
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    I'm waiting for mine, supposed to arrive Monday....

    I'm waiting for mine, supposed to arrive Monday. I am with you on the disappointment with the actual weight compared to the originally advertised weight. That is too much discrepancy, going by your...
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    I can get away with using a way over kill UQ or...

    I can get away with using a way over kill UQ or pad much easier in warm weather, than I can with a too warm TQ or bag. I would be absolutely miserable trying to use a 0F TQ in 40 or 50F. However, I...
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    Good price, plus good return policy if not happy!...

    Good price, plus good return policy if not happy! I think this is the hammock that a guy(name?) up in the pacific northwest used with a Neoair Xthem 5.7R value winter pad- weight about low 20 oz- to...
  44. Have fun! You are going about 1 week earlier than...

    Have fun! You are going about 1 week earlier than my typical trip! I envy you! Recent lows at Big Sandy 33-40, highs 70-75. ...
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    You ARE Big Foot! We need to get a grainy video...

    You ARE Big Foot! We need to get a grainy video of you slinking off into the woods!
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    That looks real nice, Clark! (vacation movie...

    That looks real nice, Clark! (vacation movie reference in case folks are too young) That is a fine porch!
  47. How did the synthetic TQ do? I guess it is hard...

    How did the synthetic TQ do? I guess it is hard to tell if it was only 73F.
  48. Now,THAT is a very interesting post. There is a...

    Now,THAT is a very interesting post. There is a lot of useful info in that post.

    In years past, more than once I have been told that if some one could not keep their down dry, they should not be...
  49. Wonderful video, thanks for sharing! This area...

    Wonderful video, thanks for sharing! This area was a bit different from most of the western mountains I have hiked in, but every bit as beautiful! Seemed sort of like a blend of the Appalachians and...
  50. I would click the "like" button for that comment,...

    I would click the "like" button for that comment, if there was one!
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