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    A sleeping bag is pretty safe, and if there is a...

    A sleeping bag is pretty safe, and if there is a possibility of tenting or camping above the treeline, then you might want to consider it for that reason as well.
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    www.bluelounge.com...

    www.bluelounge.com makes a product called "kicks" that works perfectly, and is removable.

    The only other grippy, sticky thing that I can think of is to bring a 3-year old after ice cream...
  3. I think BillyBob has it right on, and here's a...

    I think BillyBob has it right on, and here's a short summary of the medical side of it, called cold diuresis, which in essence means that you're a bit on the chilled side and your body is making up...
  4. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is...

    "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
  5. You can look here for the state parks in this...

    You can look here for the state parks in this region - http://parks.ny.gov/parks/park-results.aspx?r=1&src=2. Four Mile Creek is very nice but not all of the sites have trees, you should be able to...
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    I'll echo some of the comments from some of the...

    I'll echo some of the comments from some of the other Scouters here - you can view and download the Guide to Safe Scouting, but it's going to be important to make sure that you have trained adults on...
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    Looks like they're making good progress, they...

    Looks like they're making good progress, they just left the Adirondacks and are about to intersect the Finger Lakes Trail. Wow, amazing - I didn't catch that they were sharing a single hammock. I'd...
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    Mrknot, that should be a great solution if you...

    Mrknot, that should be a great solution if you don't have the right straps. Definitely spreads out some of the stresses. I've seen (and helped) others do that when all they had was rope and no...
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    Suspension Question

    Well, once you understand how you're going to do your suspension then the straps are pretty straightforward - go to dutch or wherever and get 25' of webbing. Cut it in half, and either sew or tie...
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    I don't see any reason why not.

    I don't see any reason why not.
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    P, got it. You can probably accomplish...

    P, got it. You can probably accomplish everything that you like by simply buying a pair of carabiners and 4 rappeling rings. Here's how you could do it:

    1. Run the suspension around the tree and...
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    If your wife and family continues to have...

    If your wife and family continues to have concerns, how about renting/borrowing a spot locator? There are several services that rent them for short term use. Or, perhaps buy a used one?
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    Just curious - what is the issue that you're...

    Just curious - what is the issue that you're having with the standard HH suspension?
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    You can make your own stand - there are several...

    You can make your own stand - there are several threads for this. I'd suggest following this thread: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/51787-The-TurtleDog-stand
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    To be honest, he has some very salient points....

    To be honest, he has some very salient points. His "needs" notwithstanding, many of the concerns that he brings up are valid, and as enthusiasts it makes it very difficult, perhaps, for us to relate...
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    Cold weather setup at BSA outing

    Well, I finally got to test my equipment and see how it performed in colder weather. Over the winter I got a Hammock Gear 20 Incubator and I've been hoping to try it out and see how it works out,...
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    Don't be afraid of the HHSS - it's a really great...

    Don't be afraid of the HHSS - it's a really great solution, and if you're using a HH, an obvious one. I've got both a Hennessy with a Super Shelter, and another hammock with an underquilt and full...
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    I voted too, good luck Fronkey!

    I voted too, good luck Fronkey!
  19. I also make sure that I have a nice crease in the...

    I also make sure that I have a nice crease in the top of my tarp - if there is any sag sometimes I'll get an awful pool up there, and then the tarp gets weighed down. Running a line under the tarp,...
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    I'll second this with some vigor here - I've used...

    I'll second this with some vigor here - I've used this stand for myself, let a MUCH heavier guy than me try hanging on it, and the 2-piece ridgepole, which was 1/2" steel pipe with a connector in the...
  21. My brain. Does all sorts of stuff. Oh and I love...

    My brain. Does all sorts of stuff. Oh and I love my Buff.
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    The simplest way to check this would be to hang...

    The simplest way to check this would be to hang the hammock and see if the tie-outs are symmetrically located on the side of the hammock. If they are, then you have a symmetrically built hammock.
  23. Redsquirrel, they can complement each other. The...

    Redsquirrel, they can complement each other. The reason is that some heat will pass through the pad and would then be held by the UQ. You'll find, however, that since the pad does not completely wrap...
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    Jamesd848 - just a short note that Philmont is...

    Jamesd848 - just a short note that Philmont is not allowing hammock camping on their treks - too many Scouts going on the same path, lots of concern about LNT principles and damage to higher...
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    Thanks for this reply - so many Scouters seem to...

    Thanks for this reply - so many Scouters seem to think that the troop belongs to them, not the boys, and it's very difficult to deal with. They declare "safety reasons" etc... instead of letting the...
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    Oh my goodness I just realized that I replied...

    Oh my goodness I just realized that I replied without checking first - there are already 11 pages of posts to this thread! My apologies for that!
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    I'll pitch in my two cents as well - a lot of it...

    I'll pitch in my two cents as well - a lot of it depends on what you want to get out of the hammock as well.

    If you're looking for turnkey, the Hennessy is really a "system" that is pretty well...
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    I think I'd chime in here by adding my $0.02 and...

    I think I'd chime in here by adding my $0.02 and sharing some thoughts as well. You can certainly buy whatever hammock that you want, and getting off of the ground is often its own reward. However,...
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    I suspect that it's a lot about if you're a cold...

    I suspect that it's a lot about if you're a cold or warm sleeper, but most people seem to find that you can get this combination down to 30-40F, and more if you supplement with other things.
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    Poll: The PLUQ is a great project, and if you make a...

    The PLUQ is a great project, and if you make a double-layer with batting in between, you can make a great under quilt on the cheap. That being said, I would agree with many of the posters here that...
  31. I use the HHSS as well, although I don't have as...

    I use the HHSS as well, although I don't have as much experience as BillyBob58 I certainly love the product, I really think Tom Hennessy really took the time to understand the cold problem and found...
  32. Greetings from Buffalo. Looking at the Reactor,...

    Greetings from Buffalo. Looking at the Reactor, it looks like it's simply a double-layer hammock, which allows you to use a pad without sliding around. If you're truly looking at this as an...
  33. I really like the simplicity of the figure 8...

    I really like the simplicity of the figure 8 lashing, and follow the same process as Hillbilly Hanger, i.e., tie a couple of half hitches to get centered, then lash in. That's not to say that I don't...
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    BillyBob - do you have a picture of the...

    BillyBob - do you have a picture of the kidney/torso pads that you could post?
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    This is my approach as well, I use my Hennessy...

    This is my approach as well, I use my Hennessy Hammock with the SuperShelter for the warmer seasons, as I'm a cold sleeper so I still need something under me even if it's warm out. In the colder...
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    Guys, thanks very much for the responses. I'm...

    Guys, thanks very much for the responses. I'm going to consider keeping the 2 systems separate, as it seems that the UC is too much of a vapor barrier for the down UQ. Perhaps I will take a look at...
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    Down underquilt with HHSS?

    Hi, I've been using the HHSS but wanted to try getting to lower temperatures. Has anyone had any experience mixing a down underquilt into the HHSS? I was considering using the undercover as an...
  38. Xen'thus, while an inflatable pad is great for...

    Xen'thus, while an inflatable pad is great for sleeping on the ground, you'll find that they aren't so good for hammocking. Take another look at a closed-cell pad.
  39. Mine was velcroed, but this winter I'm pulling...

    Mine was velcroed, but this winter I'm pulling out the velcro and installing a zipper instead. I hate my socks getting stuck on the velcro and really like having a solid footbox to jam my feet into....
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    I have used it for several overnights. The only...

    I have used it for several overnights. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it certainly makes the hammock feel much more cramped, as you really lose any sense of tarp camping once you...
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    You can roll everything but your tarp in the...

    You can roll everything but your tarp in the snakeskins and attach to the outside of your pack. That works for me on longer hikes, as the snakeskins are waterproof.
  42. WITHDRAWN: I will take the incubator if it is still...

    I will take the incubator if it is still available.
  43. FOUND: Syb, I'll accept your offer. I'll follow up with...

    Syb, I'll accept your offer. I'll follow up with you via Paypal per our PM conversation. Thank you!
  44. FOUND: Cool, pm me pls

    Cool, pm me pls
  45. FOUND: Looking for a steripen for an upcoming trip to Latin America.

    Anyone have a steripen sitting in their gear chest collecting dust? I'd be interested in lightening your load of excess gear.
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    That is a great deal. You can add a pair of...

    That is a great deal. You can add a pair of mitten hooks to your WBBB suspension, of course, but you will probably be happier if you buy some suspension for the tarp separate. You can do it very...
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    You can definitely use them with other hammocks....

    You can definitely use them with other hammocks. You may want to get suspension, as your WBBB will not have the suspension attachments on its own suspension. Where was the great deal? Was it a hex...
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    Hey folks, thanks for the responses, I didn't...

    Hey folks, thanks for the responses, I didn't realize that there were so many. I think I'm going to have to take a look at genixia's suggestions when I get back home to see if there's a match. It's...
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    I think basting tape is designed just for...

    I think basting tape is designed just for avoiding that - they indicate that it shouldn't, but if it does to clean the needle with alcohol while doing the job.
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    Down Leakage

    Hey folks, I just finished making an underquilt and I'm getting boatloads of down leakage, obviously I chose too lightweight of a material. Do I have any options to remediate OTHER than making a new...
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