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    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-71.3...

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    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-71.3...

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  3. Thread: WBRR or BMBH- why?

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    I have a BMBH. I use a air pad in the sleeve. ...

    I have a BMBH. I use a air pad in the sleeve. This completely eliminates any shoulder issues for me. The shape transforms from a U shape to a |_| shape.

    I have a Hudson River quilt and an Old...
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    I have been doing overnights with my hammock in...

    I have been doing overnights with my hammock in the Whites for the past few years with -10 deg F as the lowest night so far.

    It's the camp chores that are the toughest thing for me. Staying warm...
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    I cancelled a planned 5 day solo winter...

    I cancelled a planned 5 day solo winter expedition in the White Mountain because the predicted overnight lows went from -5 F to -25 F on the days leading up to the trip.

    Felt very bad about it and...
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    I have stealth camped in the Quabbin fun but not...

    I have stealth camped in the Quabbin fun but not exactly legal....
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    Highway Warning sign: Ice forms on bridge first.

    Highway Warning sign: Ice forms on bridge first.
  8. Thread: Lets talk camo

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    http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/10-x-10-commercial-camo...

    http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/10-x-10-commercial-camo-nets-p10592.aspx
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    MAYBE these? ...

    MAYBE these?

    http://www.rei.com/product/745686/rei-hiker-shock-light-staff
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    Wow. I have the original JRB BMBH and these...

    Wow.

    I have the original JRB BMBH and these pictures really show how the wider poles at the head end, shallower body, and suspended bug net all add up to improve the view and widen the available...
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    I know people have used non-collapsible hiking...

    I know people have used non-collapsible hiking poles on JRB bridge hammocks, so you could search the forum for more information on that.

    I would experiment at home and load the hammock with sand...
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    IMO the baseline for comparing is an air pad,...

    IMO the baseline for comparing is an air pad, ground cloth, quilt, and tarp . Since an UQ is heavier than an air pad and a hammock is heavier than a groundcloth, a hammock set-up is always going to...
  13. Thread: Bridge Hammock?

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    That is probably true. I know it is true for my...

    That is probably true. I know it is true for my hammock and it has saved me lots of money.

    Do the quilts that WB sells for the RR have an assymerical design to match the assymerical design of the...
  14. Thread: Bridge Hammock?

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    When I have the neoair pad in the JRB BMBH I...

    When I have the neoair pad in the JRB BMBH I don't experience any shoulder squeeze.

    When I do not have the neoair pad in the JRB BMBH, I end up lying a bit on my side in order to remove it.

    I...
  15. Thread: Bridge Hammock?

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    +1 JRB BMBH my entire set-up is from the...

    +1 JRB BMBH

    my entire set-up is from the Jacks, very happy with those purchases

    One of the most underated aspects of the symmtrical design of the JRB BMBH, is the fact that with only a few...
  16. Thread: Winter NEHHA hang

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    Sounds good. This will basically be a car...

    Sounds good. This will basically be a car camping exercise so the ultimate safety is cranking up the car heater.

    I started with winter camping in the backyard and then doing day hikes while car...
  17. Thread: Winter NEHHA hang

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    I suggest trying to figure out a way to double up...

    I suggest trying to figure out a way to double up the quilts & bags, as a precaution.

    So can the Owyhee be suspended along with the New River? And can the sleeping bags be nested inside each...
  18. Thread: winter camping

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    Define winter? What's the overnight low? I...

    Define winter? What's the overnight low?

    I use a pad and two UQs when camping below 0 deg F.
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    I use the weather shield year round in New...

    I use the weather shield year round in New England. Acts as a great windshield to keep the warmth in my UQ.
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    Sawyer Pond, 13 Falls, and Guyot all have hammock...

    Sawyer Pond, 13 Falls, and Guyot all have hammock friendly trees, in terms of spacing and diameter. I have been told Liberty Spring has them too.

    There are a few nice spots on the "far side" of...
  21. Thread: What and why?

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    I have a 10"x11" silnylon straight cut. There...

    I have a 10"x11" silnylon straight cut. There are five tie-outs per side.

    I set-up a 11" ridgeline in most weather and set-up a 10" ridge line with "closed doors" in winter or high rain.

    S-N...
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    On the two night trip I did last winter [-15 deg...

    On the two night trip I did last winter [-15 deg F overnight low], I doubled up two UQs, an Old Rag Mountain with a Hudson River. The two quilts snugged up together perfectly without any...
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    "peapod sock" for JRB BMBH ?

    I have always been very impressed with the trip reports detailing the use of a peapod style set-up for winter camping.

    Since I already have a winter bag and double UQ set-up for my winter set-up,...
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    Thanks, that is exactly what I was hoping to find...

    Thanks, that is exactly what I was hoping to find out.
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    Spindrift Sock for JRB BMBH ?

    Has anyone tied to use the WB Spindrift scokc with a JRB bridge hammock?

    I want to add one to my winter kit if they fit together relatively well.

    Thanks.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/13/nyregion/13trees...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/13/nyregion/13trees.html?pagewanted=all

    http://gothamist.com/2012/07/20/climbing_trees_in_central_park.php

    my google-fu is strong
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    In an emergency, going to ground might be the...

    In an emergency, going to ground might be the solution since you have a pad already. plus you can add tree boughs or debris between the ground and your pad.

    You don't have the convective heat...
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    one cheap alternative is a wool blanket...

    one cheap alternative is a wool blanket underneath you

    But heavy and bulky....

    And may not be good enough for 0 to 10 deg F.
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    I think the 10deg F sleeping bag top quilt will...

    I think the 10deg F sleeping bag top quilt will be good to go but I am not sure about underneath you.

    * 3-layer Insultex 3/4 length DIY under quilt
    * 1/2" full length closed cell pad

    I just...
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    Thank you for the review. How breathable does...

    Thank you for the review.

    How breathable does the material seem? Do you think the UQ will get soaked overnight?

    I have avoided a full enclosure due to condensation concerns. But the many...
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    I highly recommend the manual posted at...

    I highly recommend the manual posted at wintercampers.com

    IMO hiking in the rain with the temps at 35F is more dangerous than hiking in the snow at 10 deg F.

    Staying Dry also mean not sweating...
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    I agree that the wider spreader bar on the WBRR...

    I agree that the wider spreader bar on the WBRR will change the direction of the forces that cause your shoulders to roll forward but there will be shoulder squeeze. It is inherent in the design.
    ...
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    Banana vs. Soda Can I find it helps me to...

    Banana vs. Soda Can

    I find it helps me to visualize the basics shapes.

    The shape of a gathered end hammock can be visualized as a banana. As you lie in it, your back and legs will be rounded....
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    Banana vs. Soda Can I find it helps me to...

    Banana vs. Soda Can

    I find it helps me to visualize the basics shapes.

    The shape of a gathered end hammock can be visualized as a banana. As you lie in it, your back and legs will be rounded....
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    Banana vs. Soda Can I find it helps me to...

    Banana vs. Soda Can

    I find it helps me to visualize the basics shapes.

    The shape of a gathered end hammock can be visualized as a banana. As you lie in it, your back and legs will be rounded. ...
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    what caused that smell?

    What animals smell really really bad? like, wake you up in the middle of the night bad?

    I was solo camping in the White Mountains earlier this summer about 200 yards off a trail but about 8 miles...
  37. Thread: WB RR and JRB BMBH

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    WB RR and JRB BMBH

    I am very excited to see a second manufacturer rolling out an alternate bridge hammock design for the mass market.

    There have always been many manufacturer's of gathered end hammocks which...
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    My opinion is bascially a a rehash of Billy...

    My opinion is bascially a a rehash of Billy Bob's.

    I typically use a z-rest ccf pad or my BA insulated aircore pad to give my JRB BMBH a more structure along the bottom.

    Since I am only 5'6"...
  39. Thread: Stacking TQs?

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    I have used two UQs [JRB ORM & JRB HR] along with...

    I have used two UQs [JRB ORM & JRB HR] along with nesting a down mummy rated for 15 deg F inside a synthetic semi-mummy bag also rated for 15 deg F as TQs.

    This got me down to -7 deg F wearing...
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    Congrats on a GREAT BARGIN. Marmot makes...

    Congrats on a GREAT BARGIN. Marmot makes excellent sleeping bags.

    I think you need to define winter camping. Are you going out in 0-32 *F weather or sub-zero weather?

    - mummy bags add warmth...
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    I am going to Monadnock on Saturday and will...

    I am going to Monadnock on Saturday and will scope out the campsites and discuss hanging hammocks with the Park Rangers. This is a State Park, not USFS.

    Monadnock has a range of trails of varying...
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    I think adding a gusset plate would increase the...

    I think adding a gusset plate would increase the bending strength tremendously.

    Basically cut plate D so that it extends down to the entire length of the pipe. You would add another weld line...
  43. Thread: emergency blanket

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    emergency blanket

    I was trying to get by without my TQ on a recent overnight.

    I had my UQ and wore mid-weight wool tops and bottoms to bed. Woke up in night due to chill. Tarp was set low so it wasn't convection...
  44. Thread: A cold night

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    I have a weather shield for my UQ that also helps...

    I have a weather shield for my UQ that also helps keep the warmed air trapped within the UQ.
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    + 1 exactly my view of the peapod as well ...

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    exactly my view of the peapod as well

    this insulation system is reported [by peeps who go out and try lots of different systems] to have advantages for sub-zero temperatures

    not really a...
  46. Thread: Road Trip to Maine

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    Check out these six very detailed trip reports...

    Check out these six very detailed trip reports from day hikes in Arcadia.

    The author, Steve Smith, is one of the writers of the AMC White Mountain Guide.
    ...
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    Nice.

    Great picture !

    Really illustrates why hammocks are so excellent for the backcountry camping in the WMNF.

    If you are feeling adventurous, take a right off of the A-Z at about elev 2500feet and...
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    I think the fairest way to compare quilts is by...

    I think the fairest way to compare quilts is by loft, construction, weight/fill rating and, ofc ourse, price :rolleyes:.

    Some vendors are more conservative with their temp ratings. So I would do...
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    Big Agnes Semi-mummy Down Bags have a lot of...

    Big Agnes Semi-mummy Down Bags have a lot of room.

    The temp ratings were a little generous for me.

    I have used it on the ground with their aircore pad and in my hammock as a TQ.

    IMO, a...
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    There isn't a standard TQ reference nor is there...

    There isn't a standard TQ reference nor is there a standard "sleeping clothing layers".

    When I had to make this same decision, I looked at a few items:

    - vendor reputation of this site as a...
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