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  1. Thread: New in New York

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    I started with a Lawson. Had a lot of fun it it....

    I started with a Lawson. Had a lot of fun it it. Then I discovered gathered end camping hammocks and never looked back. Great way to discover if you like being off the terra-firms.
    Enjoy the...
  2. Thread: Suburban living.

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    Good living'! Shug

    Good living'!
    Shug
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    I'm sure you can rig it to the Hennessy.Or just...

    I'm sure you can rig it to the Hennessy.Or just rig the Minifly to the trees on it's own.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/EfNTbomtRIY
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    I personally would find a bug headnet annoying...

    I personally would find a bug headnet annoying while trying to sleep in the hammock.
    Shug
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    First I would say just dive in. You will make...

    First I would say just dive in. You will make many mistakes starting out. I sure did!!!

    Try to make a basic stuff sack...
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    For sure it will fit the XLC just make sure to...

    For sure it will fit the XLC just make sure to set it up correctly.
    Be warm.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/xrGfSgt1w2E
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    Any UQ will work but the set-up is paramount. UQs...

    Any UQ will work but the set-up is paramount. UQs are usually the part of a hammock journey that perplex and can be difficult to set right. But on the other hand, some folks get it intuitively.
    You...
  8. Thread: Haven XL?

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    As to the pad for the Haven...it would need to be...

    As to the pad for the Haven...it would need to be side to side baffles for sure. And fit the inside exactly for the best lay.
    Here is mine on ground, on Tensa Solo pole and camping.
    ...
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    Seems a good choice. Enjoy the slumber!!

    Seems a good choice. Enjoy the slumber!!
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    Are your feet past the baffles at the footend?...

    Are your feet past the baffles at the footend? Could be.
    Shug
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    You could get a sample pack at Ripstop by the...

    You could get a sample pack at Ripstop by the Roll....https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/samples/products/custom-samples
    Might help you feel.
    Ripstop has good details on their fabrics....
  12. Thread: Big Announcement

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    Whoooooo Buddy George~~!!! Shug

    Whoooooo Buddy George~~!!!
    Shug
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    Still snow for you too! I always image you look...

    Still snow for you too!
    I always image you look like James Dean.
    Shug
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    Orange is Lively and gives energy and verve! Shug

    Orange is Lively and gives energy and verve!
    Shug
  15. Silpoly will pitch tight for sure. Just make sure...

    Silpoly will pitch tight for sure. Just make sure to guy it out properly. I is a bit slicker than silnylon. Does not absorb or hold as much water.
    My silpoly tarps below.
    Shug
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  16. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    I like staring at tree bark.

    I like staring at tree bark.
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    Here is my intel on a UQP. Hope it gives some...

    Here is my intel on a UQP.
    Hope it gives some insight.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/fuFkAB3GjXg
  18. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Our ground is really wet and soggy right now so I...

    Our ground is really wet and soggy right now so I am following tips from the Tensa makers. I'll shorten later but this is first pitch in soggy soil.

    From Tensa: “Lawns can be deceptively...
  19. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Righto. I have mine a bit loose to make...

    Righto. I have mine a bit loose to make adjustments easier at this point and drop me down a little when I get in. First day messing so will get my system as aI go. I imagine everyone goes a bit...
  20. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Just got a Tensa Solo. Those of you that use one...

    Just got a Tensa Solo. Those of you that use one do you leave a little slack in the Solo guy lines?
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    You should be just fine. Don't go to sleep cold...

    You should be just fine. Don't go to sleep cold though. Try to be warm. Do some chores or jumping jacks.
    Enjoy and learn!
    Shug
  22. You can patch a hole or tear on DCF with duct...

    You can patch a hole or tear on DCF with duct tape or Gorilla tape. Can't with Sil.
    I have kept all my DCF tarps stored in snakesking and stuff sack. Ne wear that I can see.
    DCF is hard to tear (on...
  23. Watch TreeFool. He uses a lot of climbing gear...

    Watch TreeFool. He uses a lot of climbing gear for safety. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOeoLwvtn1UWdxdRRP8ASuiTiN3YK_Bu2
    I would not do it without a safety harness. And a pee bottle!!!...
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    Got a nice Easter Parade vibe going on. You'll...

    Got a nice Easter Parade vibe going on.
    You'll enjoy it for sure.
    Shug
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    Maybe something like this but may have to modify....

    Maybe something like this but may have to modify.
    https://www.grandtrunk.com/products/mozzy-360-hammock-bug-net-shelter-new
    Otherwise for 14 feet it may require making one or having one made.
    Shug
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    In my video below at 2:54 in you can see...

    In my video below at 2:54 in you can see boomstake set-up. I'm using amsteel but same technique would apply to straps. Best I can offer....
  27. Thread: Newbie questions

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    My preference is to hang it so when I sit...

    My preference is to hang it so when I sit sideways my feet are touching the ground.


    https://youtu.be/-Cvj0ISjzl8
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    It is the nature of UCRs to slip if not held by...

    It is the nature of UCRs to slip if not held by the tail. You can see some detail in my video 5:56 in below.
    A whoopie sling may be a better option for a ridgeline.
    Remember that 83% is just a...
  29. Thread: Haven XL?

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    It is a small improvement. Keep me posted.

    It is a small improvement. Keep me posted.
  30. Thread: Haven XL?

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    Both comfortable. Haven easier in and out....

    Both comfortable.
    Haven easier in and out.
    Amok...chair mode. Hard to beat.
    But now Haven has a quasi sit-up mode.
    It just keeps coming......
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    I think a 20º UQ will get you pretty far. April...

    I think a 20º UQ will get you pretty far. April and October can be chilly.
    Easy enough to vent a UQ.
    UQs are not cheap. A partial will cost less as it is shorter and has less down fill. Also a...
  32. Thread: Haven XL?

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    Nice you got one. I have had the pad feel off a...

    Nice you got one. I have had the pad feel off a couple times but learn to get out and set it right. They used to have a video on that. Once right I find it real comfortable. More than I thought I...
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    Nice looking orange set-up. Yes...your pooch has...

    Nice looking orange set-up. Yes...your pooch has those "Good Googley Moo" eyes!!!
    Shug
  34. Thread: Newbie questions

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    Yes a wider pad or cross part of an old ccf pad...

    Yes a wider pad or cross part of an old ccf pad across shoulder area and tape it on.
    or make an SPE (segmented pad extender) http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearSPE.php
    See an SPE at 4:40 in...
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    You can "bias" your UQ to the proper side to...

    You can "bias" your UQ to the proper side to help. Watch at 2:40 in the video below to see what I mean.
    I look at your set-up and the UQ seems biased to the wrong side.
    Hoping this may help.
    Shug...
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    Here is the [email protected]

    Here is the [email protected]
    It brought me to email.
  37. Thread: Newbie questions

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    I would use what you have for now and just focus...

    I would use what you have for now and just focus on hanging the hammock correctly.
    MAKE SURE to read Warbonnet's SET-UP instructions...
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    The ridgeline on a Warbonnet tarp does not really...

    The ridgeline on a Warbonnet tarp does not really require seam sealer due to the way it is sewn. But...I always seam seal mine anyways. A drip can truly taint a trip. BUT be sure to seam seal the...
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    Make sure you are hanging the hammock properly. ...

    Make sure you are hanging the hammock properly.
    Take time to get that right.
    Pads take a bit of practice to get just right. Put it in half...
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    Way to go. Yelling just cheapens the situation. A...

    Way to go. Yelling just cheapens the situation. A cool head rules. Teachers should be paid more than any profession.
    Enjoy your hammock quest.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/WI0B20DwLPU
  41. Thread: Haven XL?

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    You can add a closed cell foam pad beneath the...

    You can add a closed cell foam pad beneath the Haven pad. Or even get their pad insulated cover....https://haventents.com/collections/sleeping-pads/products/insulated-pad-cover
    Enjoy it at John...
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    Or a Bear...

    Or a Bear...
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    Checkout Treefool for a few ideas. He is a...

    Checkout Treefool for a few ideas. He is a treetop hanger.
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOeoLwvtn1UWdxdRRP8ASuiTiN3YK_Bu2
    Ed Speer did some in tree hanging as well.
    Shug
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    I like the Minifly a lot and have never gotten...

    I like the Minifly a lot and have never gotten wet under it.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/EfNTbomtRIY
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    Have you tried side-sleeping it it? Shug ...

    Have you tried side-sleeping it it?
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/7HTX4E23LQw
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    Mostly folks like to pair the temperature rating...

    Mostly folks like to pair the temperature rating of their TQ with their UQ. More or less. Kinda sorta.
    Better to be good and warm underneath.
    You can use and sleeping bad in top quilt mode.
    Since...
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    At 5:20 in this video you can see my Minifly over...

    At 5:20 in this video you can see my Minifly over my Ridge Runner. It is doable.
    You should be good to go.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/EfNTbomtRIY
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    Yes. Different sizes on width and beaks. Thus...

    Yes. Different sizes on width and beaks. Thus more weight for the largest...Mountainfly.
    Video below shows Minifly and Thunderfly for comparison. Mountainfly would be bigger than both.
    Shug

    ...
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    You can see me fit a partial UQ on a Ridge...

    You can see me fit a partial UQ on a Ridge Runner. Same basic idea.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/G3VZ8KtsYs8
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    A day early...EARLY...is right on time!~~~ Shug

    A day early...EARLY...is right on time!~~~
    Shug
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