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    All you need is a tree strap with a loop sewn or...

    All you need is a tree strap with a loop sewn or tied at one end, a toggle, and a whoopie sling. (very simple, cheap and easy!) When you get to camp, you put the tree strap around the tree, thru...
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    I always find it a little annoying when people...

    I always find it a little annoying when people post that they had an afternoon free and knocked out 2 bridge hammocks , a tarp and a couple of underquilts---and they all turned out perfectly! It...
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    Good luck with your project! I really like using...

    Good luck with your project! I really like using a sock with my wbrr, especially in the winter. It adds so much warmth, and wind protection---I wouldnt even consider winter camping without it. I...
  4. Very impressive-----------well done!

    Very impressive-----------well done!
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    Congrats on your new hammock! The great thing...

    Congrats on your new hammock! The great thing about the ridge runner is there isnt much adjustment needed----just play with the tension a little bit. With an underquilt it is pretty much plug and...
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    Wbrr? (my personal favorite!)

    Wbrr? (my personal favorite!)
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    Fdr state park, (the Pine mountain trail is great...

    Fdr state park, (the Pine mountain trail is great for hanging!) Providence canyon (the back country trail), Any where in the Cohuttas, along the AT, Across the border in Alabama, the Pinhoti trail...
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    Thanks for doing this! Please count me in!

    Thanks for doing this! Please count me in!
  9. Also, you can always spray your uq protector with...

    Also, you can always spray your uq protector with DWR or silicon spray to help with wind protection. (in Ed Speers book, "hammock camping" he sprayed his hammock in the winter time as a first line...
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    A few years ago my son and I camped in the...

    A few years ago my son and I camped in the Cohuttas, right where you were. (we set up on the other side of the river crossing, outside the no camping zone, right on the old logging railroad bed) ...
  11. I made a top quilt several years ago-------I over...

    I made a top quilt several years ago-------I over stuffed it, alot, thinking it would be warmer. Instead it just added more bulk and weight. I think shape of the tq and how it drapes over you...
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    WTB: what kind of hammock do you have?????

    what kind of hammock do you have?????
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    I made a diy sil argon tarp last summer that...

    I made a diy sil argon tarp last summer that incorporates something similar to the Grizz Beak. (kind of like the beaks on a Ray Jardine tarp) It provides a little more shelter on the ends, and...
  14. I can see where the whole hammock thing can be...

    I can see where the whole hammock thing can be pretty overwhelming for new guy---------there is sooo much info to take in! So, here's my 2 cents-------------I'm 6'4", 235 with broad shoulders. I...
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    I love sleeping under the stars! (but, just to...

    I love sleeping under the stars! (but, just to be safe, I almost always have my tarp strung up between trees, in snake skins, just in case!!!)
  16. Hope your daughter has a speedy recovery!

    Hope your daughter has a speedy recovery!
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    Very nice! (once you go bridge, you never go...

    Very nice! (once you go bridge, you never go back!!!) Bridge hammocks are sooooo nice to lay in!
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    WTB: That is an awesome hammock! (I have 2 and will...

    That is an awesome hammock! (I have 2 and will never sell them!
    ) They rarely show up for sale, and when they do they go for almost the same cost as a new one. (sometimes Brandon has 2nds for a...
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    I've used it before for tarp tie...

    I've used it before for tarp tie outs----------worked fine! (not sure if it stretches much---that might be an issue)
  20. Good luck with your hammock! The idea is...

    Good luck with your hammock! The idea is interesting and has potential--------------I played around with a similar idea several years ago but ended up scrapping it and going with a bridge hammock. ...
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    Wow, you guys are alot more prepared than I...

    Wow, you guys are alot more prepared than I am-----------I guess thats a goal to work towards!
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    Poll: as an aircraft mechanic, I use saftey wire all...

    as an aircraft mechanic, I use saftey wire all athe time---they use it on aircraft to secure bolts from vibrating loose--hence the name ----its a stainless steel wire, usually in .020 or .032 size
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    Poll: a piece of aluminum electric fence wire works...

    a piece of aluminum electric fence wire works great!
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    cool idea, but what happens if you miss a...

    cool idea, but what happens if you miss a payment? (do some smurfs show up at your house one night and threaten you and your family unless you pay up?) Better not to find out!
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    argon 90 shiny side?

    Hey guys, Im making a hammock sock out of argon 90--------------does it matter which side I have to the outside? (if I have the shiny side to the inside, will it reflect more radiant heat? ) ...
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    Many thanks to Dutch and Derek -------------both...

    Many thanks to Dutch and Derek -------------both of you have contributed much to the hammock community! Love the book, and love dutchware! (argon is the best!)
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    I use pieces of old aluminum tent poles. In a...

    I use pieces of old aluminum tent poles. In a pinch, and stick will work, but when the hammock is loaded, it tends to make a groove in the stick, which makes it harder to remove (with a metal...
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    Good luck with your project! I love to diy, but...

    Good luck with your project! I love to diy, but to be honest with you, it takes me forever, and I usually end up making mistakes and taking the senic route to completion! (every one makes mistakes,...
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    Congrats on the new hammock! In my opinion, you...

    Congrats on the new hammock! In my opinion, you really cant go wrong with the ridgerunner---------and if by some strange stroke of fate you dont like it and want to sell it, they go for top doller...
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    Thanks for the advice guys!

    Thanks for the advice guys!
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    Argon sock question

    Hey guys I need some advice. I'm making a sock for my wBrr (something along the lines of the spindrift but different. )Anyway I'm not sure what cloth to use. Has any one ever used argon 67 for a...
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    Fort mountain state park is very nice, and they...

    Fort mountain state park is very nice, and they have a back country loop with back country campsites. (plus its a bit cooler up there in the summer---very nice beach, nice campground etc!)
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    Well, after much trail and error, and lots of...

    Well, after much trail and error, and lots of soul searching, I'm sending my NX-270 back for a refund. Its a beautiful hammock,, exceptionally well designed and well made, but I just cant get...
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    ONe more question guys, with the sag angle...

    ONe more question guys, with the sag angle correct, how tight should the bug net be while I am in the hammock? (should you be able to unzip the bug net right above your head?) The reason Im asking...
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    Hey guys, thanks for all the great advice! I...

    Hey guys, thanks for all the great advice! I just tried a few things in the back yard---it seems like with the addition of a small knee pillow I will be just fine. I love the hammock, I love the...
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    Not out of anyones league! When it comes to the...

    Not out of anyones league! When it comes to the clark, I'm a Newbie---Thanks for the link!
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    proper hang angle /sag for nx250/270?

    Hey guys, I received my new nx-270 in the mail yesterday! (beautiful hammock---very nicly done!) So heres the deal, I set up yesterday, and had trouble getting comfortable in it. ---but I...
  38. So heres the deal, I use a very simple...

    So heres the deal, I use a very simple suspension---whoopie sling, toggle and marlin spike hitch and a tree strap with a loop at one end. (no dutch bling or carabiners involved) My question...
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    Thanks guys!!!!

    Thanks guys!!!!
  40. Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
  41. question about converting a clark to whoopie slings

    For those of you who have converted their clark to whoopies, if you just threaded the larkshead thru the end channel, did it affect the lay of the hammock? The reason I ask is, I used to have a...
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    Will I be comfortable in a Clark??????

    Guys, I need some advice......................I am thinking about pulling the trigger on the new NX 270 (really clever design!) So, I am 6'4", 235 lbs with broad shoulders. Am I going to be...
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    discount on nx-250

    If anyone is interested in the NX-250, Clark has a few left in stock and is offering them at a discount (since the NX 270 is out now) Call Clark for details! (1800 468 4635) They quoted me 399$...
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    so, when they list the weight on the clark...

    so, when they list the weight on the clark website, does that include tarp and hammock? (I have no idea why I'm even considering buying another hammock,----I'm perfectly happy with what I have! It...
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    Looks like a pretty good hammock! So, when they...

    Looks like a pretty good hammock! So, when they list the weight, does that include the tarp and suspension? Also, do they have a sale once a year?
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    Cheaha state park Question

    So.......if Cheaha is closed due the the state budget crisis, is the Cheaha trail head also closed? What about the trails around the park---chinnabee silent trail, Pinhoti, cave creek, skyway etc? ...
  47. Thanks for the review Billy bob! I am a die hard...

    Thanks for the review Billy bob! I am a die hard bridge hammock guy........................but........I could see where the switch back could have some big advantages over a bridge. (shorter...
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    Did you get an underquilt too? (the lynx is sooo...

    Did you get an underquilt too? (the lynx is sooo nice!)
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    Bottom line is........even if you have a patent...

    Bottom line is........even if you have a patent (which is very expensive to obtain, and maintain), if some one copys you, you have to have the cash to take them to court, and then collect money from...
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    Congrats! Hands down, the Ridge Runner is the...

    Congrats! Hands down, the Ridge Runner is the best hammock I've ever owned---youre going to love it!
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