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    I am 6ft 2in, 230lbs. I started with the...

    I am 6ft 2in, 230lbs. I started with the Expedition. It was too small, and I felt quite cramped in it. I then upgraded to the Explorer Deluxe with side zip. Awesome. Very comfortable hammock.
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    Coming from North Vancouver, and having been in...

    Coming from North Vancouver, and having been in the local MTB scene since the early 80's (first gen member of the Secret Trail Society), and having helped build and maintain some of the sickest rides...
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    I experience sleep paralysis periodically. I...

    I experience sleep paralysis periodically. I often find it is associated with a nightmare. Awful feeling.
  4. James, I would love to see the pics posted....

    James,

    I would love to see the pics posted. Thanks.
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    headchange4u came up with a cool system using a...

    headchange4u came up with a cool system using a modified trucker's hitch. The thread is here http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3762. I tried it out with the stock Henessey line, and...
  6. Bomb up, stock up and hunker down. Preferably in...

    Bomb up, stock up and hunker down. Preferably in a cellar.
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    They are a neat idea, but when you go to stow the...

    They are a neat idea, but when you go to stow the hammock, I find the hammock compressed in the snake skin unwieldly. I prefer stuffing my hammock into a bishop bag, and the tarp into it's own stuff...
  8. 75.00 for their full Mod 4.

    75.00 for their full Mod 4.
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    It can, but I don't bother with snakeskins...

    It can, but I don't bother with snakeskins anymore. I find them a PITA. I use a bishop bag for the hammoc. I set up the hex tarp first on a single line tarp line, then hang the hammock.
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    I have the HH Silnylon Hex. I like it. A lot. It...

    I have the HH Silnylon Hex. I like it. A lot. It provides ample coverage and is lightweight. I can stow my gear, and still have room to sit in my camp chair if it rains.
  11. Get the full zip mods from Z2Q2 and you can unzip...

    Get the full zip mods from Z2Q2 and you can unzip and stow aay the bug bar when you do not need it.
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    The odds of it happening are so high AGAINST that...

    The odds of it happening are so high AGAINST that the argument is basically moot. See this link from the National Weather Service (US):

    http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/medical.htm

    I , for...
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    I have the Deluxe. The fabric is soooooo soft....

    I have the Deluxe. The fabric is soooooo soft. Think like Oxford cloth. Very comfy and loads of room inside.

    Oh, and for a fly, ask them to sub in the SilNylon Hex fly. It will cost a bit extra,...
  14. Thanks guys. That vid is better than what I have...

    Thanks guys. That vid is better than what I have at hand now, LOL.
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    I never go without my Thermarest pillow.

    I never go without my Thermarest pillow.
  16. I loved this bit of editorializing: I...

    I loved this bit of editorializing:



    I guess the author of the blog post is not that familiar with the modern world of camping hammocks.
  17. Need a pic of theknots/lashes that attach the stock suspension line to the hammock

    Right now I am using whoopies. Think I may go back to the stockers for S**** and Giggles. Does anyone have a pic of how the line is threaded through and lashed to the hammock itself? I neglected to...
  18. I have always found their customer support to be...

    I have always found their customer support to be excellent. I'll buy from Hennessy again, that's for sure.
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    I like the tie outs, as they do help with the...

    I like the tie outs, as they do help with the overall form of the hammock. That, and they also serve to hold up the underquilt more snug, as JRB's Mt Washington 3 has grosgrain loops positioned...
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    I have a Mt Washington 3 from JRB. Awesome piece...

    I have a Mt Washington 3 from JRB. Awesome piece of kit.
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    I use a seperate line. I picked up the single...

    I use a seperate line. I picked up the single line from whoopieslings.com. Works like a charm.
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    One need not hang directly over a stream. Hang in...

    One need not hang directly over a stream. Hang in the trees at the stream's edge, and you will find you get the same cooling effect. I even notice it on the road when riding my m/c. Passing over a...
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    I am about 230, 6ft 2in, and I am comfortable in...

    I am about 230, 6ft 2in, and I am comfortable in the Explorer Deluxe.
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    Like he said. I use two of the Hennessy hex...

    Like he said. I use two of the Hennessy hex tarps. One is for sleeping under, the other for "living" if weather is foul.
  25. Thread: HH vs HH?

    by Oxblood
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    Shas, In the HH line you have a few options....

    Shas,

    In the HH line you have a few options. They are, least expensive to most:

    Explorer Deluxe
    Deep Jungle XL
    Safari

    Don't be too shy of the single layer Explorer and Safari, as a...
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    I have two solutions, one for Summer, the other...

    I have two solutions, one for Summer, the other for Wet Coast fall and winter.

    My summer solution is a 2 layer IX UQ I bought from MacEntryle. It is now being sold via Tree to Tree Trail Gear...
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    Will you ship to Canada?

    Will you ship to Canada?
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    Poll: I like to hang the ridgeline seperately from the...

    I like to hang the ridgeline seperately from the tarp. this allows me to get the ridgeline nice and taut before attaching the tarp. Then use the s-biners to clip to the prussik loops on the CRL. The...
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    The Mt Washington is the bomb. Easy to attach,...

    The Mt Washington is the bomb. Easy to attach, light, and keeps you toasty warm.
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    I sprung for the JRB Mt Washington 3 UQ. In a...

    I sprung for the JRB Mt Washington 3 UQ. In a word, awesome.
  31. People have mentioned animatedknots.com....

    People have mentioned animatedknots.com. Excellent site. For quick reference out in the bush, you should take a look at the fan book that REI sells...
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    This guy gave you credit in his blog. Looks to me...

    This guy gave you credit in his blog. Looks to me like upnorthica has not.
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    Good idea. Add a digital watermark to everything....

    Good idea. Add a digital watermark to everything. That way the upstanding folks at upnorthica would not be able to pass off your work as their own.
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    Wow, talk about low. Stealing someone else's work...

    Wow, talk about low. Stealing someone else's work to put up on your web page is craptacular. What's worse, not only did he post it without credit to dejoha, he posted it in the BLOG section, which...
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    KetboardCat, Don't give up. There are a few of...

    KetboardCat,

    Don't give up. There are a few of us here, and some scattered down in WA. I am sure a hang could be arranged. Me, alas I am booked for most of my vacation days until fall (motorcydle...
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    I use the whoopiesling.com continuous ridgeline...

    I use the whoopiesling.com continuous ridgeline system. One end is fixed, using the Nitize Knotbone. The other is adjustable using the Nitize Mini Fig 9. There are two prussiks on the line to which I...
  37. Thread: Zip/Velcro

    by Oxblood
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    I have the Explorer Deluxe with the zip entry. No...

    I have the Explorer Deluxe with the zip entry. No issues. Works great for me.
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    I have my Explorer Deluxe fitted with whoopie...

    I have my Explorer Deluxe fitted with whoopie slings. These attach to a biner that is in turn threaded through the tree straps. My Silnylon Hex fly is supported by a one piece ridgeline from...
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    Has anyone used the Viking bamboo stand from Byer...

    Has anyone used the Viking bamboo stand from Byer with a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe?

    http://www.byerofmaine.com/products/amazonas/the-bamboo-viking-stnad.html
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    Yes, but it is not your property, and you WILL...

    Yes, but it is not your property, and you WILL get biilled for the damages afterwards. If you do not pay the damages, it could wind up on your credit report, then you are pooched. not to mention, it...
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    Yeah, really funny. Except for the landlord, and...

    Yeah, really funny. Except for the landlord, and any other apartment into which water invaded as the water main flooded the building, and the inconvenience to all the other people in the building who...
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    PM Sent about top quilt.

    PM Sent about top quilt.
  43. Thread: Prussic hooks

    by Oxblood
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    You can likely use any old glove hook. REI should...

    You can likely use any old glove hook. REI should have them. Then just make a prusik, and attach the hook. Voila, you are done.
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    Oxblood red is the colour of the Infantry.

    Oxblood red is the colour of the Infantry.
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    How long will you be in Anacortes? There are...

    How long will you be in Anacortes? There are several good ampgrounds not far from there. Washington State Parks has several on Whidbey island, with Deception Pass State Park being the closes to...
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    You should also contact Hennessy. They are a big...

    You should also contact Hennessy. They are a big supporter of the Scouting movement. Here's the link to their Scouting page: http://hennessyhammock.com/sp-scout.html
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    Sounds great! I don't do a lot of back country...

    Sounds great! I don't do a lot of back country camping. I motorcycle camp, so most of my camping is in organized campgrounds. My trips are about the rides, the campground is where I sleep, eat and...
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    I am now using a single ridleline for my tarp...

    I am now using a single ridleline for my tarp (got it from whoopielsings.com). It sits in the top of my stuff sack. I put that up first, then clip the S-Biners attached to the tarp onto the prussics...
  49. Cannibal recommended the DJ, and with its double...

    Cannibal recommended the DJ, and with its double layer will provide a lot of protection from bugs. When you order, you can also get the stock asym fly replaced by the HH Hex. I have two of the...
  50. Thread: Zip Vs. Velcro

    by Oxblood
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    I have the Explorer Deluxe Side Zip. I love it. I...

    I have the Explorer Deluxe Side Zip. I love it. I did have an Expidition with bottom entry, and found the bottom entry kind of tedious. I find I prefer the side zip. No issues getting in or out, and...
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