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    Plus, I'm packin', so...

    Plus, I'm packin', so...
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    Roger that, I would set up and take down to pack...

    Roger that, I would set up and take down to pack it with me on any hike, unless things would be monitored. I ain't leaving my toys unattended...
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    Well, I confess that I went the entire opposite...

    Well, I confess that I went the entire opposite direction and simply bought a finished Warbonnet. (I haven't hung it yet, but plan to hang it tonight in my basement) I guess you could say that I...
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    Great analysis

    THAT, right there is the best review of the differences between these two hammocks that I've ever read. This should be pinned to the product review section of this forum. Great job!
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    Check out the planning thread about a possible...

    Check out the planning thread about a possible hang in Red River Gorge in mid-December.
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    I'm interested but I'm brand new and working of...

    I'm interested but I'm brand new and working of my gear. I wonder about the sanity of hanging for the first time in December. I can't make a Friday meeting because of work, but I could catch up on...
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    Danville here too

    Danville here too
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    Sounds good to me. I have a new rig I could use...

    Sounds good to me. I have a new rig I could use help and advice setting up.
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    Loved that movie!

    Loved that movie!
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    I have circulation problems in my legs that can...

    I have circulation problems in my legs that can create extremely painful legs cramps, particularly if I get cold. I find that I am very subject to cramps after extreme exertion or early in the...
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    Yah Baby! This is my dream setup!

    Yah Baby! This is my dream setup!
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    Whew! I've been high, but not to 80'...that'd be...

    Whew! I've been high, but not to 80'...that'd be trust in your gear, right there!
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    Sweet setup. Is that the WBBB?

    Sweet setup. Is that the WBBB?
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    This one's for me! I love the tag line; perfect!

    This one's for me! I love the tag line; perfect!
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    I bought a budget hammock just to begin with. I...

    I bought a budget hammock just to begin with. I think I paid about $25 and just ordered a bug net for that hammock that is completely separate so I can put it on or take it off as desired. I'm...
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    You hang from 80' in a tree? OMG!!!

    You hang from 80' in a tree? OMG!!!
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    That is beautiful, but look at the space you'd...

    That is beautiful, but look at the space you'd have trouble getting to on the other side of the tub. However, I could sleep in that this, without the water. And it looks better than most to the...
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    There has been some very excellent advice...

    There has been some very excellent advice provided here and I intend to continue my research into the other vendors mentioned. What I've already found and has been substantiated here is that you can...
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    The video for set of the WBBB XLC says that the...

    The video for set of the WBBB XLC says that the cover is included with the bug net. Can anyone clairify this for me?
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    Poll: How many of these do you have left?

    How many of these do you have left?
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    I find it hard to believe that there is not a US...

    I find it hard to believe that there is not a US distribution point for these things.
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    Want, want, want...

    Want, want, want...
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    Gotta love that Tootsie Roll bag idea.

    Gotta love that Tootsie Roll bag idea.
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    Not meaning to be judgemental, just wonder about...

    Not meaning to be judgemental, just wonder about the stability of that post for the hanging weight based on my inexperience in hanging. I've spent a few nights on camping pads like that and am...
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    Ohh, let's see your set up and post up how this...

    Ohh, let's see your set up and post up how this worked out.
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    I'd be very interested in this special map. I'd...

    I'd be very interested in this special map. I'd like to get out and hang around KY more but I'm still testing my gear for actual use this early in the season. I love the gorge and would like to be...
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    ka8yiu: are you tied to the light/lantern post in...

    ka8yiu: are you tied to the light/lantern post in that picture? I've read about Koomer Ridge and was near there once last summer. As I've said, I'm open to anywhere and a place where one of us has...
  28. Thread: Poison ivy

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    Bad stuff, to me sure. I was immune, but not...

    Bad stuff, to me sure. I was immune, but not now. I have acquired many fine cases of Poison Ivy over past years and the best treatment that I've found is bleach. I use it straight and it burns...
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    Central KY Gathering

    There are a couple of camp sites that are much closer to my home that I am planning to scout out in advance of anyone suggesting anywhere else. I've never been to these places so I won't even...
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    We GOTTA get this gathering off the ground

    There seems to be lots of interest in getting this group together but no one wants to take the lead. I've not managed to complete a full night hang in my back yard, so I don't feel qualified to...
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    That looks great! I'm in. Very nice design idea...

    That looks great! I'm in. Very nice design idea and could work in sooo many applications, like motorcycle and bicycle camping. Ohhh, can't wait!
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    Good job on your project! Hey, I grew up on the...

    Good job on your project! Hey, I grew up on the East Side of St. Paul. Great to see you here. Contrats!
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    Canoebie: I grew up in Minnesota so I know of...

    Canoebie: I grew up in Minnesota so I know of the climes that you speak. Challenging when they are good, near impossible when they are bad. But always great!

    From what I can discern, the most...
  34. Thread: Christmas list

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    Love the BioLite stove...

    Love the BioLite stove. I though Santa was gonna bring me one, but, alas, it was not to be. Saving my pennies now. Too cool NOT to have one.
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    I use the poor man's dry bag when I motorcycle...

    I use the poor man's dry bag when I motorcycle camp and that works well, even in poor weather while riding. I like the idea as well as the intent of protecting my gear. I'm gonna have to look at...
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    Wow, that's some super performing dry sack. I'm...

    Wow, that's some super performing dry sack. I'm impressed.
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    Caveman: Thanks for not flaming me, first thing....

    Caveman: Thanks for not flaming me, first thing. I am investigating winter camping and have been working through the design phase of incorporating an over/under quilt. I'm not excited about...
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    Down? Really???

    Ok, I'm a new guy around here and admit that from the start. Also, I'm not trying to start a fight or irriate anybody, but I've been reading about DriDown and hearing some people talk about how...
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    So very glad I found this thread. I was getting...

    So very glad I found this thread. I was getting ready to order a spool and have been looking around for a good supplier. Looks like I've landed on the right spot now!
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    I've only just started experimenting, but this...

    I've only just started experimenting, but this seemed to be the best practice that I could imagine. I'd plan on using my hammock as a day chair, etc. Therefore, I would stow my UQ except when in...
  41. Thread: My first hang

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    GregB: That's some interesting suspension idea...

    GregB: That's some interesting suspension idea you have there. I was working with a ridge line, but the structural idea sounds very good. I'll have to work with that some...my budget set up is less...
  42. Thread: My first hang

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    Second hang with Under Quilt

    Wow, what a difference. I used a standard Walmart sleeping bag that I whipped cords to diagonal ends and then simply tied it up to the bottom. I used metal binder clips to attach it to the sides so...
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    Loki: It felt pretty good for the few hours I was...

    Loki: It felt pretty good for the few hours I was able to hang out.
  44. Thread: My first hang

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    My first hang

    I put my budget Hammocka hammock out in the back yard last night for my first trial hang. I was woefully unprepared for the event and I suspect, like most, found myself modifying and adjusting...
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    severe head ache

    Everytime I think I get close to having a handle on some of the information that is available here, I find out how little I know and then I get completely lost again.

    Amstel vs Dyneema
    Splice vs...
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    OMG, I never thought my simple question would...

    OMG, I never thought my simple question would yield so much information as to create more work. Now, I have to learn splicing and knots and stuff. Holy crap! Better get busy searching for threads...
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    Seems like this is THE place to hang out! hahaha

    Seems like this is THE place to hang out! hahaha
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    Ooooo, I'm gettin' educated now. Thanx y'all.

    Ooooo, I'm gettin' educated now. Thanx y'all.
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    amsteel vs dyeema

    I'm still reading, studying, designing, and planning. I've bought a budget hammock to begin my research and experimentation, but I continue to run up against new things like the difference between...
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    Hello from a noob in Crab Orchard in Lincoln...

    Hello from a noob in Crab Orchard in Lincoln County. Just getting started and have some crazy ideas but looking forward to hangin' out with y'all.
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