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  1. MI - Looking for an overnight hike - Upper Penninsula

    Not sure on the pet policy but the Sylvania Wilderness checks a lot of your boxes. Might be worth a look. I love it up there.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ottawa/recarea/?recid=12331




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    Iím sure Danny could give you a better sense of...

    Iím sure Danny could give you a better sense of what to expect from each and he is really good about responding to questions quickly especially if you catch him on their websiteís chat feature. Iím...
  3. Making the move from a 10' to an 11' hammock

    When I first started out back in 2012 most vendors I knew of (and could afford at the time ) only sold 10 ft rigs. I bought a 10í 62Ē wide traveler from Warbonnet and fell in love with it. Still a...
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    Me too!! So pumped! UPS tracking says it should...

    Me too!! So pumped! UPS tracking says it should be here tomorrow!!


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    Thatís inspiring man! I want to do one too! ...

    Thatís inspiring man! I want to do one too! Winter project! Thanks for sharing


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    Hello from Superior Gear!

    Nice! Are you going to try out a snap on quilt with it? I ordered a 30 degree hammock back in March when they released the pre-order for full-zip and Danny said it should ship next week. Very...
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    The new full-zip Superior Hammock should start...

    The new full-zip Superior Hammock should start shipping soon. Iím chomping at the bit!! Anyone get theirs yet?


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    I picked up a 10d uqp from HG last year. The 10d...

    I picked up a 10d uqp from HG last year. The 10d costs $10 more but weighs 2 oz less. I thought I might use it occasionally but turns out I bring it every time. It helps with heat retention way more...
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    All you need is a spreader bar for the head end...

    All you need is a spreader bar for the head end and two hammocks. Any two hammocks will do. I picked up a couple $50 Ridge Outdoor Pinnacles off Amazon and a spreader bar from Dutch last year and...
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    Hammock Gear - Economy Compressability

    I was using my 0 degree set so ďthe big onesĒ. In winter, the pack I use is an old Osprey Ather 70 and I used to pack it full for 1 or 2 winter overnights - 30 to 40lbs easy. These days, and using...
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    I just switched to doing the loose pack this past...

    I just switched to doing the loose pack this past winter and I think Iím sticking with it. I got a DCF pack liner (but any old contractor bag will do) and stuffed my big winter quilts in the bottom....
  12. Thatís a great option! Iím going to try it....

    Thatís a great option! Iím going to try it. Thanks for the post!


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  13. Well, it is super-cool. Thanks for the quick...

    Well, it is super-cool. Thanks for the quick reply!


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  14. Hello, I really like the look of your gear but...

    Hello, I really like the look of your gear but what Iím most interested in is the clip on winter cover you mentioned. Is that something you are rolling out soon because I donít see it listed on your...
  15. I messaged them last week about my preorder and...

    I messaged them last week about my preorder and Danny said they were 8-9 weeks out on the new model. Iím hoping it ships in the next couple of weeks (at 8 weeks now) but I know they are overwhelmed...
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    I emailed Dutchware about the Banyon availability...

    I emailed Dutchware about the Banyon availability and received this reply from Dave: ďThanks for contacting us. Unfortunately, supply chain issues have caused further delay of the Banyan Bridge. We...
  17. Wow, that is super-cool! Thanks for sharing! ...

    Wow, that is super-cool! Thanks for sharing!


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    In the set-up pictured I made it down to an...

    In the set-up pictured I made it down to an overnight temp of 8 degrees F. I layered Costco quilts to stay warm and it worked pretty well. After that, I made the investment in an 0 degree HG UQ last...
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    I just do the shock cord at all 4 hook points....

    I just do the shock cord at all 4 hook points. Keeps everything under you, especially when you move to diagonal. I have HG quilts so I make sure to get both shock cords in the hooks.


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    In my humble opinion, while not necessary they...

    In my humble opinion, while not necessary they are very nice to have and work well. Iím glad I have them for sure.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210408/abc36aa3d42d355c656827494abf3ad6.jpg


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    I use an 11ft GE, 58Ē w. Iíve used a Dutch...

    I use an 11ft GE, 58Ē w. Iíve used a Dutch netless for winter camping for years with an HG 3/4 Phoenix 20 degree and HG 20 TQ. In 2014 when I started I really got into the DIY aspects of hanging...
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    No, havenít been to a hang yet. I will one of...

    No, havenít been to a hang yet. I will one of these days. My job and family make it tough to get away for more than a 1-nighter. My goals are to get to a frozen butt hang eventually and organize a...
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    Anniversary!

    I just noticed today is my Hammock Forums anniversary! What a coincidence.

    In 7 years I still havenít managed to make my minimum 50 posts. Even though I havenít made a lot of comments I have...
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    Welcome from Green Bay! I have hooks in studs in...

    Welcome from Green Bay! I have hooks in studs in my basement hammock lab and hang and test all my stuff indoors before I take it into the ďwildĒ. Years ago I bought a Dutchware netless hammock for...
  27. I have had really good results by adding a UQ...

    I have had really good results by adding a UQ protector to my winter set up. I couldnít give you a numerical value but the wind blocking alone has made a noticeable difference in heat retention. It...
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    If you can get your hands on a couple of the...

    If you can get your hands on a couple of the ďCostco down blanketsĒ they are a great DIY option for underquilts and top quilts and awesome for stacking or even combining with kamsnaps. Tons of info...
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    Welcome! Iím in Green Bay myself. Lots of good...

    Welcome! Iím in Green Bay myself. Lots of good hammock action here in WI. If you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods feel free to shoot me a message and we can geek out about hammock stuff. ...
  30. FWIW, I have had real good experiences with the...

    FWIW, I have had real good experiences with the Ridge Outdoor Gear hammocks. Real value for the dollar considering how comfortable they are and how well built they are with all the bells and...
  31. Sure, I just made a small fixed loop on one end...

    Sure, I just made a small fixed loop on one end of a 7ft piece of zing-it, then made a 3Ē loop on the other end. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210318/910b168e50608611c5ffe7795273fedc.jpg

    Then...
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    Thanks Shug! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Thanks Shug!


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  33. I like to use a prusik knot threaded through...

    I like to use a prusik knot threaded through itself. No hardware needed. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210317/b8f82b66dd19602c40f885c23c230629.jpg


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    Have you ever done a video on this? I seem to...

    Have you ever done a video on this? I seem to remember you talking about the zips on Warbonnets and Chameleon but not a bottom entry. Superior Gear is now offering integrated bug nets but Iím not...
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    Got down to -4 degrees F on my first night out...

    Got down to -4 degrees F on my first night out and didnít feel a thing in my 0 degree comforter. Warm and cozy all night. Quality gear for sure in my opinion.


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    Cloud 71 Bridge Hammock

    Yeah, looks awesome. Looks like Dutch gear for the spreaders and pole mounts? Maybe Dutch could switch the Banyon to Cloud71 and get that rig in production again.


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    I just got my Superior Comforter in the mail...

    I just got my Superior Comforter in the mail yesterday and am blown away by the quality and construction. And I love the versatility with the little extra suspension kit. Iím heading up to the UP...
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    Scared to death in the middle of the night

    Last summer my wife and kids and I went camping in a crowded state park. We have a small tent so olí Dad here decided he was bringing his hammock set up and sleeping comfy. Well, in the middle of...
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    Hey Brian, welcome! Green Bay here. I started...

    Hey Brian, welcome! Green Bay here. I started out with an Eno many years ago and now Iíve got half a dozen different rigs and an all-consuming DIY habit. ;) One of the best values for the dollar...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201223/e2c9a0f4...

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    North Country Trail, WI. Just south of Copper Falls. Not the most exotic locale but a great, cold morning and a nice...
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    Iíd love to order one of those. Fantastic! ...

    Iíd love to order one of those. Fantastic!


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    I got help from the forum on this same question...

    I got help from the forum on this same question for my HG tarp last month. I used the seam seal sent with the tarp, thinned with mineral spirits, applied with cheap foam brushes, and used baby powder...
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    YouTube Channels

    You mean Shug Emery the painter? ;) I like rpelton1, Midwestbackpacker, MattyOutdoors... itís a rabbit hole for sure.

    There are also a lot of great YouTube videos in the Trip Report thread. I...
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    Love the time-lapse Shug. Maybe itís the color...

    Love the time-lapse Shug. Maybe itís the color pallet but when I look at the painting I think the figure looks lonely. Just my interpretation of course.


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  45. Welcome! I wish I lived close enough to the...

    Welcome! I wish I lived close enough to the Smokeys to hit those trails on a regular basis. Iíve had an HG Phoenix 20 for many years now and itís my go-to UQ for everything that isnít deep winter...
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    Thanks, Iíll have to check out the tarp. I think...

    Thanks, Iíll have to check out the tarp. I think itís only $35 on Amazon


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    Looks great! Whatís the measurement on your...

    Looks great! Whatís the measurement on your uprights?


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    ďWorkingĒ from...

    ďWorkingĒ from home...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200327/1d426da3f8d5b65d58d10e040e60a004.jpg


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    Thanks guys, this will definitely help. Iíll try...

    Thanks guys, this will definitely help. Iíll try a few of these things and see how it shakes out. All the best!

    Rob


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    Pole mod help?

    Hey all, Iíve been working on pole mods for my 12í HG Journey. The pull out mods are fine but I canít seem to get a proper curve on the center pole mod. The pole is 9.5 mm, 114Ē long (same width as...
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