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    LOL! And it only keeps going. The answer to the...

    LOL! And it only keeps going. The answer to the question, "How many hammocks does one person really need?" is always "One more." Good luck on the journey into hammock camping. Post a few pictures...
  2. You could find both symmetrical and asymmetrical...

    You could find both symmetrical and asymmetrical hammocks with zippered bug nets. Probably one good way to help you make up your mind is going to be based on how you sleep in the hammock you have. ...
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    And do keep posting and let folks know if it gets...

    And do keep posting and let folks know if it gets better or worse or you have other questions. There's a pretty steep learning curve that I'm still climbing, but I won't go back to the ground...
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    I'm about your same size, weight and height both,...

    I'm about your same size, weight and height both, but I'm not you, so don't take any of my thoughts on this stuff as gospel.

    The Eldorado is an excellent choice and gets good press from people...
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    This is a fascinating thread. Glad you brought...

    This is a fascinating thread. Glad you brought it up. As yet another 5' 9" guy I'm wondering how I'd like a ten-foot hammock. My go-to gathered end is 11 foot, standard width in 1.6 Argon. I made...
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    As the ground gets harder, the hammock looks...

    As the ground gets harder, the hammock looks better. Welcome to the forums from a Georgia guy whose ground sleeping days are in the past.
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    Most of the time I'm running a continuous ridge...

    Most of the time I'm running a continuous ridge line, Dutch hook on one end, wasp on the other. Tarp is fastened under the ridge line using prussic loops. I do it that way because....I dunno. I've...
  8. Big thumbs up on that one. :)

    Big thumbs up on that one. :)
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    Welcome to the forums. Hope you find the info...

    Welcome to the forums. Hope you find the info you need, and good luck on your adventure.
  10. +1 on the above. Love the sky views when in the...

    +1 on the above. Love the sky views when in the hammock and as usual, you taught me something I didn't know.
  11. That's a really well dialed-in kit and a lesson...

    That's a really well dialed-in kit and a lesson in simplicity, impressive weight and bulk savings.
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    Glad you stopped by. Welcome to the forums.

    Glad you stopped by. Welcome to the forums.
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    +1 on that suggestion. I've successfully used my...

    +1 on that suggestion. I've successfully used my JRB Hudson River, which at the time I got it was listed as 25-30 degrees, down to 18 by pairing it with a poncho liner. I've also used it alone down...
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    Welcome to the forums from the state just north...

    Welcome to the forums from the state just north of you. If you need to watch a few more videos, search my user name on YouTube.
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    If you're referring to soaking the clothes, I'll...

    If you're referring to soaking the clothes, I'll give you my subjective take. Last time I soaked stuff, I made up a gallon of solution. Using a bunch of gallon zip lock bags I soaked clothing and...
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    While I have no plans to thru hike the CDT...

    While I have no plans to thru hike the CDT anytime soon, I do want to say thank you for doing this sort of nuts and bolts reporting. One thing I like to do before going on a trail is to find out...
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    And from the photo it looks like you STARTED with...

    And from the photo it looks like you STARTED with a DCF tarp? Wow, nothing like going for the high end right out of the gate, eh? That's a sweet looking setup and a very scenic spot to put it up...
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    That's a real satisfying feeling to hang for the...

    That's a real satisfying feeling to hang for the first time in one you've made. Be careful. The addiction factor just went up.
  19. Welcome from the Lake Oconee area.

    Welcome from the Lake Oconee area.
  20. Hi Minjin and welcome to the forums. All the...

    Hi Minjin and welcome to the forums. All the good secrets, huh? I'm sure they're here somewhere. :)
  21. :) I think I'm convinced. One hammock added to...

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    I think I'm convinced. One hammock added to the packing list.
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    It was for me, yes. Using the pullouts on the...

    It was for me, yes. Using the pullouts on the Hennessy opens the hammock up nicely but pulls it away from an underquilt that's suspended only from the ends. The Super Shelter solves that problem by...
  23. I'm headed out there later this week. Figured...

    I'm headed out there later this week. Figured I'd be doing just day trips. So you're saying I should pack my hammock? :)
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    Welcome to the forums, Singlehandedlee. Keep an...

    Welcome to the forums, Singlehandedlee. Keep an eye on the outings forum as I'm sure there are organized hangs somewhere up in your area.
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    Very enjoyable, especially like the musical...

    Very enjoyable, especially like the musical background.
    Cheers.
  26. The Hennessy system is solid and reliable. I...

    The Hennessy system is solid and reliable. I started with the Expedition in 2014 and still have it, though I've passed it along to my daughter.

    Check the dimensions of the Hyperlite. Forget...
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    If you're set on buying specifically from Amazon,...

    If you're set on buying specifically from Amazon, ignore the rest of this post. Otherwise, here are some alternatives, one of which I've tried myself on my Exped.

    - Hennessy's own SuperShelter...
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    https://sectionhiker.com/outdoor-retailer-editors-choice-gear-picks/

    For those who have an interest, above is a link to Phil's blog. Scroll down to number 24 for a couple of pictures and a bit of...
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    Welcome to the forums, szewczyk. You might have...

    Welcome to the forums, szewczyk. You might have won the prize for resurrecting the oldest thread available in the "Introduce Yourself" forum.:)
    Cheers.
  30. If weight is not an issue, maybe try a poncho...

    If weight is not an issue, maybe try a poncho liner. Prices vary wildly, but even the most expensive are rarely more than $30 and I've got one from eBay for less than $10. I added a drawstring at...
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    I'd go with suggestion number one. My Hennessy...

    I'd go with suggestion number one. My Hennessy hex tarp has lasted 5 years and is still going strong. Not the lightest tarp in the world, but it's well made, works well and mine came with tie-outs...
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    That cord or whatever it is on the back side to...

    That cord or whatever it is on the back side to control the floppy fabric may be unique. I've not seen that before. I guess it accomplishes the same thing as knotty mods. This is a cut above most...
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    While I'm not in the market for a tarp right now,...

    While I'm not in the market for a tarp right now, I do enjoy reading a good real world account, especially one with such good illustrative photos. Nicely done.
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    Welcome from one of your neighboring states. ...

    Welcome from one of your neighboring states. From the sound of it, you've been bitten hard by the hammock bug: a Clark, a Warbonnet Blackbird, thinking about a bridge and doing some DIY. You're far...
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    Welcome from Georgia. You're in the state with...

    Welcome from Georgia. You're in the state with one of my favorite spots to hike and hang, the Sipsey Wilderness Area.
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    Welcome to the forums. Nice choice for your...

    Welcome to the forums. Nice choice for your first hammock.
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    I now carry two extra pieces of poly strapping...

    I now carry two extra pieces of poly strapping for use as tree straps because of the trip Five Tango refers to where one of us kind of temporarily lost his suspension on the trail. :)
  38. It's more like how do I not go? The 12 nights a...

    It's more like how do I not go? The 12 nights a year is one way to add structure and motivation, though so far this year I've slept outside in a hammock 26 nights. Most of those are simple...
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    If you're waking up clammy, it's most likely from...

    If you're waking up clammy, it's most likely from sweating. Is some part of your system acting as a vapor barrier, maybe the pad?
  40. I agree with this approach, and having taken a...

    I agree with this approach, and having taken a look at the stand via the above link, seems like a good first step. If the hammock has amsteel loops on the ends, that might be all you end up needing....
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    Welcome to the fourms,rhlingwrth, from a guy down...

    Welcome to the fourms,rhlingwrth, from a guy down here in the humid, muggy Southeastern US.
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    This is a very interesting design. The pics and...

    This is a very interesting design. The pics and description on Jared's website look like it could be considered sort of like an underquilt protector with the extra fabric. Do you think it functions...
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    Hi Pmayojr87. Glad you got here and happy to...

    Hi Pmayojr87. Glad you got here and happy to have you contributing to the community.
    Cheers.
  44. I use the HammockGear Quest with the 12-foot...

    I use the HammockGear Quest with the 12-foot ridgeline and like it. Part of it may be psychological, but I think it makes it easier to ensure the hammock is well covered. As I said in another...
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    I've used HammockGear's Quest with the 12 foot...

    I've used HammockGear's Quest with the 12 foot ridgeline for several different hammocks, including my 11 foot gathered end, my bridge and a Just Bill bridge I tested for a while. I like the extra...
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    Cool story and a good introduction. Welcome to...

    Cool story and a good introduction. Welcome to the forums where you'll find no end of opinions.
    Cheers.
  47. Yes. Sorry, couldn't resist that. More...

    Yes.


    Sorry, couldn't resist that. More seriously, it depends on the weather you're expecting, more particularly the lows at night. I'd suggest watching Shug's video(s) on using a pad in a...
  48. I think there was a kickstarter or something...

    I think there was a kickstarter or something similar in a thread here a few months ago that did just that. It might be a European design, if I remember correctly. Didn't generate much interest on...
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    Welcome to the forums, CabbagePatch. 24-foot...

    Welcome to the forums, CabbagePatch. 24-foot python straps? That's way long. Most would be using, say, 12 to 15 footers on each end. You may have more strap than you need merely to hang a...
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    Besides watching all of Shug's videos, buy Derek...

    Besides watching all of Shug's videos, buy Derek Hansen's book which will save you money in the long run as well as educate you. Here's a link to his website:
    http://theultimatehang.com/
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