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    Same thing here in Indiana. Headwaters of Monroe...

    Same thing here in Indiana. Headwaters of Monroe lake at the base of Terrill ridge right on Salt creek. Dark, hard thunderstorm. Big tree on the hillside behind us. Loud. Falls for a long time. Then...
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    I stopped hiking until dark before setting up...

    I stopped hiking until dark before setting up camp, in most cases. Woke up too many mornings in places I wouldn't set up in the daylight.

    Always leave the area telling myself that the event that...
  3. I too was somewhat surprised that my Sheltowee's...

    I too was somewhat surprised that my Sheltowee's full length 30 degree asym bottom insulation was practically a push weight wise vs my 2/3 HG 20 degree UQ + suspensions, and much warmer.

    I don't...
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    I've had to move away from the DWG spider poly....

    I've had to move away from the DWG spider poly. They unravel on me. May have changed suppliers.
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    I carry one of the UL UQPs. It's about the same...

    I carry one of the UL UQPs. It's about the same cost and weight as doors on the same tarp. Better under-all protection IMO :sleep:
  6. Sleep in a Freebird most nights a home. I'd think...

    Sleep in a Freebird most nights a home. I'd think carefully about how many nights you will need bug protection each year. It might surprise you. I have a bottom entry net from BIAS that just doesn't...
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    OP not talking about using a pad. OP wanted to...

    OP not talking about using a pad. OP wanted to know if the HH mylar reflective system would work at those temps. For most. It will not.
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    Asym works perfectly for me. It keeps me directly...

    Asym works perfectly for me. It keeps me directly over my bottom insulation. I can see out of my hammock from both sides without pushing a bunch of material out of my way. Asym keeps me in the...
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    Hope this becomes a trend. Never fully understood...

    Hope this becomes a trend. Never fully understood why integrated never caught on. At the time Bonefire and Sheltowee started building, WB's BB was probably considered the "caddy" of hammocks and...
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    Price points and weight penalties are almost a...

    Price points and weight penalties are almost a push, between doors vs UQP at least on the HG DCF 11' Hex.


    For me I get better coverage using the UQP with the smaller UL tarps. If I use a larger...
  11. DCF Magics there :tonguesmilie:

    DCF Magics there :tonguesmilie:
  12. Thank you for posting. :thumbup:

    Thank you for posting. :thumbup:
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    Pretty much. Mason line bites well into the...

    Pretty much. Mason line bites well into the Zing-it and having the adjustment at the D-ring also lets you adjust tension from under your tarp. Simple no hardware required other than the stake.
    ...
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    I use Tato's adjustable side pulls. They allow...

    I use Tato's adjustable side pulls. They allow the tarp to "give" against the harder gusts of wind, then return to the original tension when the wind eases.

    This seems to deflect the load on the...
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    I'll be the first to call it. Wild Mushrooms Sat...

    I'll be the first to call it. Wild Mushrooms Sat and Sun.

    Bring a bag.
  16. Sure. If you don't mind falling. We do have a...

    Sure. If you don't mind falling.

    We do have a member who does this. He uses climbing equipment and may even sleep in a safety harness if I recall.
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    I'm onboard. Coming down Friday and will see you...

    I'm onboard. Coming down Friday and will see you on Saturday. Have a nice item or two for the gear toss.
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    Thanks bonsaihiker. It's only been 40 years or so...

    Thanks bonsaihiker. It's only been 40 years or so since I've actually been to the pond. That was my first backpacking trip in the HNF many moons ago.
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    From Madison I think I'd run I-65 South all the...

    From Madison I think I'd run I-65 South all the way to Columbus, IN then West on SR46 to SR446 on the edge of Bloomington. Then SR446 South across the Causeway over Monroe Lake. Turn Left on Tower...
  20. Thread: The "Starter"

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    Cinch buckles. Remember to tie an overhand knot...

    Cinch buckles. Remember to tie an overhand knot just above the buckle with the excess strap. I've used several types of CBs over the years. They can be hard on your straps and all will slip on you...
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    I like SLD for stuff like that. Great attention...

    I like SLD for stuff like that. Great attention to detail and he gets things out fast.
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    Both the Shenandoah and the SS can both be used...

    Both the Shenandoah and the SS can both be used as UQ or TQ.

    Big JRB fan here. I have one of each and wouldn't part with either. Good luck. If you find one you'll find it here.
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    FLTurtle looks to be on to something terrapin....

    FLTurtle looks to be on to something terrapin. appears to be cinched a bit too tight for starters.
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    I have a good friend that lives out there and has...

    I have a good friend that lives out there and has done the CDT quite a bit now the last few years. I've yet to convert him to hammocks but he did tell me that depending on what time of year and day...
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    If I were to commit to using a hammock on a...

    If I were to commit to using a hammock on a section or thru it would be with an UQ. If certain I would need to go to ground on occasion in provided shelters, and such, I would drag one of those...
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    No no. It's an on going thread and has been...

    No no. It's an on going thread and has been discussed thoroughly on HF.

    HYOH
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    Thanks for letting us know. The For Sale...

    Thanks for letting us know.

    The For Sale thread thanks you!
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    Remember. The Black bear will climb the tree and...

    Remember. The Black bear will climb the tree and eat you. The Grizz just pushes over the tree and eats you.
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    I've found the cmoulder style folded volume of...

    I've found the cmoulder style folded volume of the HG DCF 11' Hex to be acceptable for my personal UL applications.

    The first few times I carried it using shockcord or elastic hair ties to keep...
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    Ok I'll play :sneaky: Sheltowee/Bonefire...

    Ok I'll play :sneaky:

    Sheltowee/Bonefire Whisper 10' Asym 794g
    JRB UL Shenandoah TQ 337g
    HG 11' DCF Hex/cordage 174g
    Bonefire Dlx Suspension 198g
    MSR Carbon core stakes(4) 55g

    1558g 3.43lb
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    Welcome! Check the HF Trip Forum for details...

    Welcome!

    Check the HF Trip Forum for details to the Hoosier HF Spring Hang coming up in April. We'd be glad to see you and anyone else who wants to meet greet and check out a bunch of other...
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    Indeed HYOH Volume IS huge when concerning UL...

    Indeed HYOH

    Volume IS huge when concerning UL set ups. Just not as much as weight. If it doesn't fit in a 14L pack, you can't carry it. If the weight penalty is too much you don't carry it...
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    It's several ounces lighter and being so, I feel...

    It's several ounces lighter and being so, I feel much better shoving it into my large outside mesh pocket than my 12' Sil tarp in skins. I'm looking at both of them side by side. The Toxaway coiled...
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    At first glance perhaps, but to set the hammock...

    At first glance perhaps, but to set the hammock up all that's necessary is to slip the two continuous loops into a pair of Dutch Hooks so there really is no need until you need/want it. Without the...
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    I use a Bonefire Deluxe Suspension that uses one...

    I use a Bonefire Deluxe Suspension that uses one set of tree straps to suspend both tarp and hammock. For me whatever I set the head end at the foot end needs to be about 8" higher. The hammock...
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    More ridgelines :scared:

    More ridgelines :scared:
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    Don't hang higher than you are willing to fall....

    Don't hang higher than you are willing to fall. :sneaky:
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    And very worth the trouble to see or not. I've...

    And very worth the trouble to see or not. I've bought a lot of gear but for me and my needs/wants, this stuff has been the best. Thanks again Alex and Jeremy.
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    No. And I considered my 12' AHE Toxaway to be...

    No.

    And I considered my 12' AHE Toxaway to be the bees knees. Still a great tarp. I just don't carry it anymore.
  40. Well there is always the cmoulder fold. Makes...

    Well there is always the cmoulder fold.

    Makes it so easy to get an 11' Hex back in the DCF stuff sack you could probably double wrap it in almost any other type of Sil sack. Let the cheaper...
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    Sheltowee/Bonefire Asym. It always hangs from the...

    Sheltowee/Bonefire Asym. It always hangs from the same points on the Tarp suspension. You pretty much always lay in the same place in the hammock. Full length under insulation. No cinch cords. No...
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    Don't wind...use the cmoulder fold :shades:

    Don't wind...use the cmoulder fold :shades:
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    It gets worse once you figure out life is short...

    It gets worse once you figure out life is short and trails are long and learn to accept the buy once cry once mantra.

    Thanks to HF and lots of other sources that helped my buy right, I can't part...
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    The 40 degree ratings on TQs combined with 20...

    The 40 degree ratings on TQs combined with 20 degree under insulation have served me well, with different base layers, easily into the 20's. People sleep different. If you sleep cold certainly buy a...
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    If you aren't intending to go to ground and can...

    If you aren't intending to go to ground and can dedicate a TQ for the hammock, then you can go a little narrower on width. Unless you are wide or long yourself or a really restless sleeper, you can...
  46. Thread: Ground cloth?

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    I use a DH gear sling that hangs off of the...

    I use a DH gear sling that hangs off of the hammock's SRL at the head end. I use shock cord prussiks to position how I want it, all stretched out or completely scrunched up and pushed out of the way....
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    2' x 3' piece of an old tent rain fly. It's seen...

    2' x 3' piece of an old tent rain fly. It's seen many many miles.
  48. Drumming Grouse. First couple times on solo...

    Drumming Grouse.

    First couple times on solo hikes I thought someone was trying to start one of those 2-stroke hit and miss engines all night. They were almost getting it to go too!
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    We've had a pop-up ground blind that sort of...

    We've had a pop-up ground blind that sort of works like that. Not sure we're ever getting that thing back in the stuff sack.
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    And again. Well done!

    And again. Well done!
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