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    Happy anniversary! I will be over later for...

    Happy anniversary! I will be over later for dinner and drinks.
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    Message me anytime. I would be more than happy to...

    Message me anytime. I would be more than happy to help you with some ideas for areas to visit.



    I think a prussic would work fine to attach those bags to a a WB hammock. From what I've seen of...
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    In addition to the winter top cover, you could...

    In addition to the winter top cover, you could also just add the XLC bugnet to an El Dorado also if you want to give the shelf a whirl.

    I have an El Dorado, and love it. Super comfortable, great...
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    I hear about the single-layer bug biting issues,...

    I hear about the single-layer bug biting issues, and they certainly may be true. In my area and the places I go to, I need an underquilt underneath all the time, so that seems to take care of any bug...
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    The only WB gear I have (currently) is an El...

    The only WB gear I have (currently) is an El Dorado single layer. It is a fantastic hammock, and basically an XLC with a different bug net zipped on. The XLC is terrific, but don't discount the El...
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    I bet those kids had a blast! Winter camps are...

    I bet those kids had a blast! Winter camps are some of the best memories I have from my Scouting days.
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    Well, that seems easy enough. I'm sorry to say, I...

    Well, that seems easy enough. I'm sorry to say, I think I might be overthinking it.
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    This sort of has to do with an integrated bug net...

    This sort of has to do with an integrated bug net (sorta), and Shug, this may be more than you ever hoped for, but I have been curious about the minutia of things you do to setup your Eldorado for...
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    Wow, you did way better with your tarp build time...

    Wow, you did way better with your tarp build time than I did with mine. Mine took me about two weeks, and I thought I was going to loose my mind. My dear wife had to close the door to the family...
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    Not a WBBB XLC, but I sleep in a WB Eldorado...

    Not a WBBB XLC, but I sleep in a WB Eldorado (same difference) every night for almost 1 year. No signs of wear, no issues. Previous to the Eldorado I slept in my DIY hammock for 3-ish years, no...
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    That look fantastic, really nice job on that.

    That look fantastic, really nice job on that.
  12. Just a big, fat YES on that! It looks like it...

    Just a big, fat YES on that! It looks like it turned out terrific. Both jellyfish and kitsapcowboy have made significant contributions to the DIY folks. It's nice to see it all come together like...
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    This doesn't help your situation much, but I hang...

    This doesn't help your situation much, but I hang in my Eldorado every night, and only rarely do I have an issue with calf-ridge. It usually comes about after I have moved the hammock from indoors to...
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    Congratulations to both businesses! Tim and Donna...

    Congratulations to both businesses! Tim and Donna have certainly earned it, and I couldn't think of a better way for their legacy to continue on.
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    +1 what SilvrSurfr said. Also, nice nickname....

    +1 what SilvrSurfr said. Also, nice nickname. :cool:
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    You, sir, are a mad man. :cool:

    You, sir, are a mad man. :cool:
  17. Utah State Parks have been (surprisingly) very...

    Utah State Parks have been (surprisingly) very proactive with hammock hangers. They have dedicated hanging sites at a few of the state parks, with some sort of hanging apparatus. Just before the...
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    That all looks fantastic! What a beautiful way to...

    That all looks fantastic! What a beautiful way to spend time with your family.

    I can't quite tell, but it looks as if the firefly insect is large enough to consume small animals.
  19. Agree with the Gemini plans. They are great used...

    Agree with the Gemini plans. They are great used in a double layer UQ. I use a single layer Gemini as a second layer to help boost my 2-season synthetic UQ.
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    That looks good to me. The Tensa4 can be a little...

    That looks good to me. The Tensa4 can be a little bit fiddly sometimes, but I contrast that with the "fiddliness" of all the other things I have tried instead of the Tensa4, and the Tensa4 wins...
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    Great picture from the Driggs area! That whole...

    Great picture from the Driggs area! That whole area is fantastic.
  22. Welcome! I pack heavy on my bike trips (bike and...

    Welcome! I pack heavy on my bike trips (bike and gear).

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  23. Just simply outstanding! Really, REALLY nicely...

    Just simply outstanding! Really, REALLY nicely done.
  24. Sorta hammock related. My wife and son bought...

    Sorta hammock related. My wife and son bought some heated gloves for my motorcycle trips. The motorcycle takes me places where I use my hammock. :cool:
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    That's bulky and heavy for sure, but hey if it...

    That's bulky and heavy for sure, but hey if it works, it works. And if it gets you out and enjoying life, then it's fine. Somewhere back in this thread is a picture of my previous "travel" setup....
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    No problem, thank for clarifying that. When my...

    No problem, thank for clarifying that. When my Medistrom battery needs to be replaced, I will get the Talentcell battery. Cheaper and more capacity.
  27. Amber, I'm not necessarily a weight conscious...

    Amber, I'm not necessarily a weight conscious camper. I try to save where I can for sure, but I think in your case, I would probably stick with what you have. I seems to be doing what you need, and...
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    Steve, begging your pardon, but did the AirMini...

    Steve, begging your pardon, but did the AirMini cable that was supplied with the Medistrom battery also work with the Talentcell battery, or did you have to buy a seperate cable to connect to the...
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    I don't have an answer for you, but I'm going to follow along. Stitch tension is a mystery to me too.
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    Yep, hole first, then grommet through the hole....

    Yep, hole first, then grommet through the hole. Like others have said, the grommet kit with the tool is very handy to help it get set the right way. Most likely you will end up using the kit for...
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    Yes, the Tensa4 can easily accommodate that. ...

    Yes, the Tensa4 can easily accommodate that. When you set it up again for the night, you might need to re-adjust the different lines a little bit, but most likely not; just unfold it, tether the...
  32. It was a great show! Really enjoyed it. I can't...

    It was a great show! Really enjoyed it. I can't remember the fella's name (host?), but it was somewhat shocking to hear him admit that he does not own an underquilt. Just goes to show that there are...
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    +1 on both Tensa4 and DIY version.

    +1 on both Tensa4 and DIY version.
  34. I'm in :cool:

    I'm in :cool:
  35. Shug, is this the one that is NSFW? Doesn't...

    Shug, is this the one that is NSFW? Doesn't bother me, but asking for a friend. I actually encourage it.
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    I've looked at that one before on the WB site,...

    I've looked at that one before on the WB site, and wondered how it would be. Gadzooks that is puffy, and looks like it would really get 'down' to some pretty low temps. I hope she feels comfortable...
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    For me, longer was better. :p Like 12'. Except...

    For me, longer was better. :p Like 12'. Except for the ElDorado (11'), which I find supremely comfortable.
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    I don't have a peak shelf on my hammock, but most...

    I don't have a peak shelf on my hammock, but most people I have seen that do have it located at the foot end.
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    Looks like a fantastic trip, beautiful scenery. I...

    Looks like a fantastic trip, beautiful scenery. I love exploring areas like that. The mornings just before sunrise are some of my favorite scenes out in the desert.
    I'm liking your traveling rig...
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    Nice job! Looks great, and the wind is a good...

    Nice job! Looks great, and the wind is a good test.
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    No, I never have. Would love to sometime though....

    No, I never have. Would love to sometime though.

    Looks like OlTrailDog has though. Beautiful picture! He's your expert with this area. I'm just an occasional transient. :)
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    That's how I started too. Welcome to the rat...

    That's how I started too. Welcome to the rat hole. :)
  43. Great video, and your timing was perfect. I have...

    Great video, and your timing was perfect. I have been looking at those hammocks for my dear wife. Your real world test sealed the deal.

    When I saw the temp after your first night, I thought for...
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    Fantastic area up there and adjacent to that area...

    Fantastic area up there and adjacent to that area of the park. I need to get more hiking in there. OTG I'm more than slightly envious of your time spent there.
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    Heck, I sewed my DIY silpoly tarp, so anyone...

    Heck, I sewed my DIY silpoly tarp, so anyone should be able to. It did require about 2 weeks, and copious amounts of post-sewing session beverages, and lot's of colorful language. But I did it. You...
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    +1 on that. Both are hammock 'friendly', but...

    +1 on that. Both are hammock 'friendly', but terrain would be the restricting factor.
  47. That was a GREAT video! Beautiful scenery. And...

    That was a GREAT video! Beautiful scenery. And you are exactly right, why do we go camping in the middle of nowhere? For those incredible moments like that.
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    Beautiful scenery! But OMG........ the spiders! ...

    Beautiful scenery! But OMG........ the spiders!

    Kind of cool about the cat. I've never seen a "trail cat" before.
  49. That looks excellent, and a great fit on you El...

    That looks excellent, and a great fit on you El Dorado with the clews.

    I need to revisit the clews on mine. I didn't string them right, and took them off because I couldn't get it to stretch...
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    Same here, bought my Eldorado in May. No...

    Same here, bought my Eldorado in May. No carabiners and has the elastic bands to cover the ends. The net just zips up to the ends of the hammock.
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