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  1. Zac - this is the method I use - easy to...

    Zac - this is the method I use - easy to adjust/recover if you mess it up the 1st (2nd and 3rd) times:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJlEQpcbM1I

    P.S. I don't sew either - just buy material that...
  2. I was a looper for years then purchased a set of...

    I was a looper for years then purchased a set of Dutch clips at a weak moment. I used them on a 1 week trip this spring and like them a lot because, I set up and take down every day, and the clips...
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    I prefer the bottom entry too during bug season....

    I prefer the bottom entry too during bug season. I think I got my HH in 2002, so this will be the 13th year and it is still in good shape. I have the UL Backpacker and it is small inside which is...
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    My grandkids do fine in the classic (bottom...

    My grandkids do fine in the classic (bottom entry) with a pad and sleepingbag. Bugs can't/don't get in, kids can't fall out, and no zipper to jam.
    I agree that if you plan to use an UQ, the zip...
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    Navy Submarine Service

    Navy Submarine Service
  6. Nice - thanks for sharing. With Mary's Rock now...

    Nice - thanks for sharing. With Mary's Rock now being closed to campers, I think that this will be the 1st trail my grandson and I take as soon as school lets out for the summer.
  7. I assume a good Bug net is mandatory with you...

    I assume a good Bug net is mandatory with you being in Georgia. My grandkids (6 to 12 years old) love the HH scout with a 30"X36" pad and sleeping bag, but I need to hang it for them (they haven't...
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    You picked the best time of year to relocate here...

    You picked the best time of year to relocate here - welcome.
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    Alpine, I've been using HH classic for many years...

    Alpine, I've been using HH classic for many years and here is my take:
    1) Learn to use both pad and UQ so you can mix/match for current trip conditions as Maine is known for having all 4 seasons...
  10. The weather allowed me to test the wearing of my...

    The weather allowed me to test the wearing of my VB shirt for a continuous 3 night 4 day test while trout fishing. Temp range was mid 40F's in the day to the lows of between 28F to 34F with high...
  11. I've been there a couple times (great unique...

    I've been there a couple times (great unique place) and don't see how a hammock would work without a hammock stand (Turtle Dog). I was in my pop-up so I do not have knowledge on the hammock camping...
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    I prefer using a 36" X 30" pad in mine, but have...

    I prefer using a 36" X 30" pad in mine, but have used an AHE Jarbridge 3/4 UQ - it works well and is only $100 ($75 if you catch a sale). I find the UQ works best if you don't use the Hammock...
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    If you are comfortable and warm, stop trying to...

    If you are comfortable and warm, stop trying to 'fall asleep' and just observe and enjoy the evening sounds, smells, and sights from the hammock. I'm always 'more aware' when camping which could be...
  14. I do this often and it works great. One tripod...

    I do this often and it works great. One tripod support and one ridge line pole per person; using the tree as the 2nd support for each.
    This method is quite a bit more stable when the hammocks are...
  15. Thread: Hi from NoVA

    by oldpappy
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    Welcome from Warrenton. This is a well...

    Welcome from Warrenton.

    This is a well represented group hang you can drive up to (even just for the day if you can't spend the night):...
  16. What you have works, so pick and choose what best...

    What you have works, so pick and choose what best improves your situation or just reduce the bulk.
    That HH expedition has all you really need for MC camping with the enclosed bug net. If you want a...
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    That the way to do it :>) Search for posts on 'JC...

    That the way to do it :>) Search for posts on 'JC Penny Puffer jacket' and you will find ideas for TQ and UQ.
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    I too went synthetic here on the east coast due...

    I too went synthetic here on the east coast due to less maintenance to keeping it functional in damp weather. Climashield/APEX meets my particular camping needs.
    Proper drying down in a dryer isn't...
  19. Nice weather here for this last week, so I...

    Nice weather here for this last week, so I thought I'd summarize what I learned this winter.
    I tested/compared Stephenson's warmlite VB shirt, Frogg Togg UL Rain suit, and various VB sheets/bags...
  20. Good one - dual purpose at its best. I'm...

    Good one - dual purpose at its best.

    I'm thinking injury or AGE would qualify one for this mod.
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    I cut mine in half and still (10+ years later)...

    I cut mine in half and still (10+ years later) use the two 30"X36" 1/4 inch GG pads in my small HH classic (bottom entry).
    The huge pad GG sells is meant to be cut down to the size/shape you need...
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    Should spark some interesting comments I assume...

    Should spark some interesting comments I assume will be location specific.
    For me:
    Below 20 forecast - stay home and crank up the electric blanket :>)
    20-30 = cold, bulky camping. I like snow....
  23. Have a great trip and don't forget the trip...

    Have a great trip and don't forget the trip report when you get back.
  24. Welcome - and get that old tomcat to sign up too.

    Welcome - and get that old tomcat to sign up too.
  25. Thank-you for sharing this valuable info.

    Thank-you for sharing this valuable info.
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    Welcome from yet another Northern Va. hanger....

    Welcome from yet another Northern Va. hanger.
    This post may interest you:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/105348-Monthly-Shenandoah-National-Park-hang
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    Welcome. I think you'll like the Hennessy.

    Welcome. I think you'll like the Hennessy.
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    Tough crowd :>) Hammock is way better than...

    Tough crowd :>)
    Hammock is way better than bivy/horse. #1 rule with a bivy is tie the horse down hill from you (unless you don't mind a warm urine bath).
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    So I sit as far in as I can get (facing the foot...

    So I sit as far in as I can get (facing the foot end), pull feet in and remove/hang shoes, put feet into SB, situate top of SB because it has moved toward my behind, lay back, cover up/zip as needed....
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    Blaze new trails and report back - should be a...

    Blaze new trails and report back - should be a good fit :>)
    My Morgan horse passed on many years ago (my pre-hammock days) but I did quite a lot of bivy camping on horses with a friend during my...
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    Sorry I didn't reply - I haven't been following...

    Sorry I didn't reply - I haven't been following this too closely.
    The river 'usually' gets too low sometime in July - weather dependent of course. Thunderstorms bump it up time to time, but for...
  32. The GG is just a wider pad of the same grey CCF...

    The GG is just a wider pad of the same grey CCF material. They are meant to be cut down to the size you need.

    When I got mine 10 years ago they were 60" X 36" - I cut mine in half for two 30" X...
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    I like to keep my face warm and have covered my...

    I like to keep my face warm and have covered my face when below about 28F and windy. I pull my sleeping bag hood over my face/nose and leave a hole to breath thru (synthetic - not down). I have also...
  34. If you are going when night temps are above...

    If you are going when night temps are above 45F/7C/8C range and plan for some bivy nights; a pad becomes a 'need' and the UQ a 'want'. So pack your bags without the UQ - if there is room, bring the...
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    I still use sleeping bag and pad with my Hennessy...

    I still use sleeping bag and pad with my Hennessy classic (BE). Looks like you plan to use a SB to supplement the pad. As long as weight/bulk aren't an issue, a synthetic SB that doesn't compress...
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    If that is like the 16G 'soft' tyvek, I use 16G...

    If that is like the 16G 'soft' tyvek, I use 16G often and you don't need to do anything to the edges after cutting.

    Edit: I see that is the kite tyvek. I don't think you will need to tape the...
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    Welcome Trappy. I lived in Summerville for 8...

    Welcome Trappy. I lived in Summerville for 8 years - I still camp at Edistoe or Hunting Island every spring. My wife and ii really enjoy the low country.
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    I use the smaller UL Backpacker and over the...

    I use the smaller UL Backpacker and over the years have learned to minimize the stuff in the hammock to a pad, sleeping bag and pillow. Jacket/clothing ect can go in a stuff sack (or backpack) that...
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    Sticky: This is very good - maybe make it a Sticky under...

    This is very good - maybe make it a Sticky under each of the 'Outing' sub-forum/area.
  40. Thread: Bugnets

    by oldpappy
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    I use a DIY HUG bugnet with my gathered end...

    I use a DIY HUG bugnet with my gathered end hammock until serious bug season, then it's the good old HH classic (bottom entry hammock). Nothing gets inside it.
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    I can't add much to this except point out that...

    I can't add much to this except point out that the wind/breeze on that night will play a significant factor. You need to keep any air movement from robing your heat - don't forget the face/nose. At...
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    Welcome to HF. This group hang is in southern...

    Welcome to HF.
    This group hang is in southern Pa. All hammock types will be there for your inspection.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/93732-2015-SPRING-MAHHA-Sites-Reserved
    If...
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    See the links, basically you can use a chain link...

    See the links, basically you can use a chain link fence top rail ($12) to take up the compression load leaving 1/2 the weight for each support. Figure out what you need to hold it up - what you have...
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    Jslay3434, welcome to the forum. We're a bunch...

    Jslay3434, welcome to the forum. We're a bunch that's not shy about telling it as it is. I got an "Air Chair" as a gift that uses this concept. Nice for an hour on the deck on a nice day, but not...
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    I view it as a donation to a forum I enjoy and I...

    I view it as a donation to a forum I enjoy and I get to meet some real nice 'like minded' folks along the way to share ideas with.
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    I prefer a small mummy sleeping bag with shoulder...

    I prefer a small mummy sleeping bag with shoulder and hood draw strings. Snug it up and it rolls around with you.
    Getting into the sleeping bag and snugging it up is more difficult than a TQ, but...
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    Both work; Synthetic is more cost effective.

    Both work; Synthetic is more cost effective.
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    Ya done good - $70 and 0F is a real...

    Ya done good - $70 and 0F is a real accomplishment. 12 lbs isn't bad either. The poncho liner is the only thing I see that might weigh more than the insulating efficiency it provides. Maybe a...
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    The GG wide pad has been my favorite for many...

    The GG wide pad has been my favorite for many years - I think mine is about 12 years old.
    The GG pad is light - all pads are bulky. The good thing about a CCF pad is that you roll it and carry it...
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    I looked into this last winter and found these...

    I looked into this last winter and found these simple window sheers were very warm for winter use (held in way too much warm for summer use). I made/used a HUG bugnet out of them for winter use with...
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