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    I keep a NiteIze on the ridgeline,Nucor...

    I keep a NiteIze on the ridgeline,Nucor rechargeable headlamp around my neck,but the best light I have is a rechargeable pen light I got off Amazon that will also accept a couple of AA's in the event...
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    I have only gone without under quilt usage one...

    I have only gone without under quilt usage one time in the deep heat of summer but by about 3 am I was happy to use it.Rather than try to vent I just go with having it deployed or in standby mode.
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    After forgetting to "set" my poly spider strap in...

    After forgetting to "set" my poly spider strap in the cinch buckle once I started tying a precautionary half hitch just in case.Never happened again btw.When all else fails the old reliable marlin...
  4. Thread: Hi I'm Neil

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    One of the happiest days of my life is when I...

    One of the happiest days of my life is when I ponied up the cash for an underquilt and surrendered to the downy goodness!Ditto top quilt.
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    I'm 5'6" 150 lbs hex 1.0 is a bit stretchy but...

    I'm 5'6" 150 lbs hex 1.0 is a bit stretchy but you'll get used to it.You gotta shave ounces somewhere
    so hammock and tarp is a great place to do it.
  6. Thread: Hi I'm Neil

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    Hi Neil,welcome,you might want to watch ALL the...

    Hi Neil,welcome,you might want to watch ALL the Shug videos on you tube.It will flatten your learning curve and that's a good thing.
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    Since I have SUFFERED with back pain and...

    Since I have SUFFERED with back pain and arthritis of the spine since 1994 you might want to listen up
    and heed Take A Knee's advice;especially about letting your spine settle first thing in the...
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    Would you happen to have pictures of what that...

    Would you happen to have pictures of what that all looked like?Sounds like it's been working for Fimbul though.
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    Fimbul,I liked your method and will likely try it...

    Fimbul,I liked your method and will likely try it soon.
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    There is a video on YouTube that shows how to...

    There is a video on YouTube that shows how to hang a Hennessey with a carabiner and two Descender Rings for each end of the hammock.I have done it,it's heavy,but it works and is convenient and quick...
  11. I've been laying head left,feet right,zipper on...

    I've been laying head left,feet right,zipper on left in my Warbonnet Black Bird,Dutch side zip.My HH Expedition Asym has the foot entry with velcro and I lay head left feet right.Gee,I hope I've not...
  12. Thanks to Layne for sharing this.That place is...

    Thanks to Layne for sharing this.That place is calling my name!
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    I would pay some major coin to see a Shug and...

    I would pay some major coin to see a Shug and Dixie series of videos.
  14. Thread: Reflectix

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    Try it-you'll like it.

    Try it-you'll like it.
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    I take a double ended bag and just stuff it in...

    I take a double ended bag and just stuff it in there.Once in the closed up bag you can compress it some more and tie it off.Yeah,my HG standard looks like crumple up cellophane but I'm not worried...
  16. Thread: Reflectix

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    Actually,I love Reflectix in my hammock!I put it...

    Actually,I love Reflectix in my hammock!I put it under my feet sometimes-it works.If I get a little cold spot somewhere I will put it where its needed.I have never had a condensation problem because...
  17. I like the Evo loops.I do put a Nano 22 on the...

    I like the Evo loops.I do put a Nano 22 on the loop to use for weight to heft the line around the tree though and use a 2 inch tree hugger with one inch uhwmpe type webbing tied to yet another Evo...
  18. We got rained on this weekend.Worst part is...

    We got rained on this weekend.Worst part is drying everything out so it won't mold up when I repack the pack.I have gotten a new appreciation for camping and hiking in rain but changing clothes under...
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    I like my Superfly 20 d just fine and am shocked...

    I like my Superfly 20 d just fine and am shocked at how compact it is in the pack compared to a DCF tarp.
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    If an ultralight tent and a hammock occupy about...

    If an ultralight tent and a hammock occupy about the same amount of space when packed then the real difference in the two systems is the space required to carry the tarp.My heavier silpoly 20D...
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    I carry 4 titanium Shepherd hooks for hard ground...

    I carry 4 titanium Shepherd hooks for hard ground and 4 big aluminum Lawson stakes for soft ground.
    The Lawson stakes are my favorite because you can't lose them and they hold quite well in soft...
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    This could be the dumbest question ever asked on...

    This could be the dumbest question ever asked on HF but here goes.WHAT would happen if your eyes were closed? Regardless of what malady you have I would think the eyes,brain,inner ear have to get...
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    I tie a small loop of shock cord to the door.From...

    I tie a small loop of shock cord to the door.From there I attach either a Nama Gear Claw or a Dutch plastic door hook to a piece of reflective guyline that is attached to the D ring of the tarp at...
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    If that happens,just give her a few more years...

    If that happens,just give her a few more years and she will be back to the hammock for good.I've not slept on the ground in at least 15 years!
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    I've had good results tying a small shock cord...

    I've had good results tying a small shock cord loop to the door,then using a Dutch plastic door hook tied onto a big prussic loop on a line that terminates at the corner of the tarp.Grab the shock...
  26. FWIW,I have switched over to the Meyers Evo Loop...

    FWIW,I have switched over to the Meyers Evo Loop as a CL on my hammock.The big honkin' knot gives my slippery suspension better "purchase" for the becket and the use of a little pull cord like Meyers...
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    This is what I have set up for my next...

    This is what I have set up for my next trip.Plus,I will lark an Evo Loop onto my CL or attach it with a Dutch Biner.Then tie a little micro cord around that big honkin' knot on the Evo Loop which...
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    It's funny how the mind works,your subconscious...

    It's funny how the mind works,your subconscious told you what to do before things got too serious.You might want to get it checked out by a doctor though.Glad you're ok.
  29. Life is SHORT.I licked the problems associated...

    Life is SHORT.I licked the problems associated with my SS by putting it on the shelf,going to a more comfortable hammock with a real down underquilt,topquilt,and UQP.I am pleased with my Dutch...
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    My favorite trees are pines about 6inch diameter...

    My favorite trees are pines about 6inch diameter followed by oaks of the same dimension.Least favorite is a Scaly Bark Hickory.That scaly bark is a bit of a pain to deal with so I avoid it if...
  31. Clisby Clark and I spent a cold windy night at...

    Clisby Clark and I spent a cold windy night at Millers Gap a few months ago.It was time to hang the tarps and we passed by several spots looking for adequate trees/safety etc.

    The two I hung...
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    Personally,I would drive and spend the money I...

    Personally,I would drive and spend the money I "saved" on more gear that I really don't need!:laugh:
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    The whole idea behind the boot hammock is to keep...

    The whole idea behind the boot hammock is to keep the shoes out of the spider zone.We have one called the Brown Recluse.It's the Brown Bear of spiders.My brother-in-law nearly lost a finger to...
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    I love my Warbonnet Superfly for a cold...

    I love my Warbonnet Superfly for a cold weather/privacy tarp.You can shut out the rest of the world with the SuperFly.I use my sit pad under the hammock for a clean place to stand,hang all the...
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    I recently purchased 4 foot long 2inch wide...

    I recently purchased 4 foot long 2inch wide Spider 1.5 from Dutch with 12 feet of Spider 1.5 x one inch.
    I put an Evo loop on one sewed loop of the hugger.On smaller trees I run the excess hugger...
  36. So glad you survived unscathed.Did the rats...

    So glad you survived unscathed.Did the rats nested corner of the tarp just flop around in the wind all night or were you able to stake it somehow?
  37. All true!I think I know who made that "never too...

    All true!I think I know who made that "never too high" remark!But since I have a level on my ridgeline I just wonder if I could be level and not slide footward-did that one night and was too tired to...
  38. So I wonder if one of us old guys were to hang...

    So I wonder if one of us old guys were to hang his hammock more on level rather than higher on the foot end would there be a significant advantage or am I asking for trouble? I have already learned...
  39. Looks great for car camping.

    Looks great for car camping.
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    I've gone back to my original bag method because...

    I've gone back to my original bag method because I can get more in the pack that way although I pay about an ounce penalty to do it.The vacuum bags are still an awesome piece of kit though.
  41. Someone told me once that if I fudged just a...

    Someone told me once that if I fudged just a little on the 30 degree hang angle I could get the tarp lower to the hammock.I'm going to assume that having the hammock a little closer to the ground to...
  42. Thanks guys.I will likely stick with my HG...

    Thanks guys.I will likely stick with my HG standard for a while yet but the less than 4 oz weight of the asym I see (out of stock currently) on Dutch's site sure is tempting.
  43. I am getting the impression that nobody really...

    I am getting the impression that nobody really uses the asym tarp.Anybody use one?Any thing special I should know before trying it?
  44. Have You Ever Used an Asym Tarp in Heavy Rain and Wind?

    Anyone here have any experience with asym tarps?I am thinking about trying one again after ditching my Hennessey Expedition Asym.
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    I think part of the equation is a little...

    I think part of the equation is a little claustrophobia for me in a hammock,plus being suspended on amsteel and strap material,and a dash of anxiety thrown in on top of exhaustion at the end of day....
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    How does Kevlar perform compared to Spider 1.5?...

    How does Kevlar perform compared to Spider 1.5? Does it stay flat or want to "bunch up"? I am switching away from my beetle buckles on poly spider black and white straps in favor of a lighter set up...
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    Whilst we are on this subject-I had the same...

    Whilst we are on this subject-I had the same ropey hard to untie and slipping beckett hitch issue one afternoon with the Blue Dutch 2.0.Fortunatley I remembered the 2 Dutch toggles in my bag and used...
  48. Well,not sure where I got them but they look like...

    Well,not sure where I got them but they look like titanium to me and have the same profile as the mini groundhog.All I know is,They Work when the shepherd hooks don't and the shepherd hooks will go...
  49. FWIW,I get up about the same whether at home or...

    FWIW,I get up about the same whether at home or in the hammock.For me,what I drink during the day or at night makes a difference;especially if it contains caffeine or much sugar.
  50. I have the 2QZQ and use it coupled with my cuben...

    I have the 2QZQ and use it coupled with my cuben tarp;especially in winter.In summer I might use it depending on where I will be camping and what the ground and weather conditions are expected to be....
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