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    Usually as a fronkey (open bottom), HUG (half...

    Usually as a fronkey (open bottom), HUG (half bugnet) or as a tube with drawstrings on either side. It sounds like the netting won't be big enough and you'll have to DIY from scratch.
  2. I'd love to go but my daughter has a travel...

    I'd love to go but my daughter has a travel soccer tourney that weekend. Bummer!
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    You are absolutely correct about the weight and...

    You are absolutely correct about the weight and bulk. I sleep just fine on the ground most of the time but I got tired of trying to find a flat spot for a tent. Uneven/sloped ground, thick...
  4. Yup. I tried hanging my father-in-law's on my...

    Yup. I tried hanging my father-in-law's on my normal TD stand and can't get it to 30 degrees. 2 feet longer sounds about right.
  5. I'm out, too. Family stuff.

    I'm out, too. Family stuff.
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    I never used my side pullouts all that much until...

    I never used my side pullouts all that much until I had a night like yours. It was miserable. I'd have to agree that either using pullouts if you have them or a pole mod should help. Unfortunately...
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    I'm originally from Richardson and my folks live...

    I'm originally from Richardson and my folks live in Plano. If I was going to hang around there in the summer, I'd go without any insulation at all, and wear cotton shorts/t-shirt. A small fan is a...
  8. Reach out to OldNWay. He's down in your area and...

    Reach out to OldNWay. He's down in your area and a great guy to hike/hang with.
  9. I hate to tell you this, but dude, you live in...

    I hate to tell you this, but dude, you live in Rocksylvania. It's where God keeps his rock collection. The roots are just there to keep them in place. :lol:

    Seriously, though, Hickory has a lot...
  10. Hey Pennsy! Hickory Creek Trail is another...

    Hey Pennsy!

    Hickory Creek Trail is another good one, you just have to pay attention to hunting seasons.
  11. I was going to recommend that. My son loves his....

    I was going to recommend that. My son loves his. When he's older I'll get him something better. In the meantime, he's hanging bug-free.
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    This setup is what I'd recommend to anyone...

    This setup is what I'd recommend to anyone getting started (although I'd recommend the Jarbidge and save up for the HGs unless you have the $$$ up front). It's an expensive way to begin compared to...
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    smacedo, that's an awesome rig! My 9-year-old...

    smacedo, that's an awesome rig! My 9-year-old would love to sleep in a hammock every night but I haven't been able to talk my wife into it since his 7-year-old brother prefers a bed. I'd love to...
  14. I like the price but as a backpacker I can't...

    I like the price but as a backpacker I can't justify the weight. I'm a cold sleeper so the Yukon TQ would probably take me down to the upper limit of 45. My old 15 degree synthetic sleeping bag...
  15. Hey Mak, let me know if you want any company on...

    Hey Mak, let me know if you want any company on the shorter trips. My daughter won't do hammocks but I could bring my 9-year-old son along. I did the FLT 100 miles a year - usually a 40-miler and...
  16. A 64 oz. growler of beer if I'm with friends. :D

    A 64 oz. growler of beer if I'm with friends. :D
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    Meant to put this in General Hammock section and...

    Meant to put this in General Hammock section and fat fingered it to Camping Hammocks - mods please move.
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    How they hang in Italy

    This is from the Italian Dolomites - pretty amazing.
  19. I couldn't make it that weekend anyway. :( ...

    I couldn't make it that weekend anyway. :(

    Catch you on the next one!
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    Don't give up. I had to go through 4-5 pillows...

    Don't give up. I had to go through 4-5 pillows before I found one that worked - I tried a small down pillow, a c-shaped inflatable neck pillow, one of those "bean" pillows, small normal-shaped...
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    I love my KN12. I have a DIY 11' and can pitch...

    I love my KN12. I have a DIY 11' and can pitch it diagonal, A-frame, and even in winter mode with doors. It may be heavy but it's huge and versatile.
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    Last May I hiked the entire trail and I'm pretty...

    Last May I hiked the entire trail and I'm pretty sure there are two shelters, one on the south end and the newer one on the north end. We may be talking about different distances though, because I...
  23. I try to let the hammock idea sell itself. I'll...

    I try to let the hammock idea sell itself. I'll quietly set it up while my buddies are looking for a flat spot or complaining about the rocks and roots. When they see me climb out in the morning...
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    I can't make that weekend (I wish it was this...

    I can't make that weekend (I wish it was this weekend!) but you're supposed to fill out a reservation form for the shelter at the office in Castile.
  25. I'm not sure how they do the 50 hours but I'm...

    I'm not sure how they do the 50 hours but I'm guessing it's along the lines of noon Friday to noon Sunday. I was doing some numbers and 75 miles would be tough if that's the case. It would involve...
  26. I think it's awesome that so many of us read (or...

    I think it's awesome that so many of us read (or listen) to books. That and a drink are all I need when I'm solo. Sometimes I'll work on my trail journal.

    And I'm working on building up my...
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    I worry about unintended consequences. It seems...

    I worry about unintended consequences. It seems every piece of legislature ends up with: a) riders for other pet projects and pork, b) something for companies/government to try to exploit for...
  28. This is good to know. I want to do Devil's Path...

    This is good to know. I want to do Devil's Path this fall, so this sounds like the perfect time to do it. And it gives me the summer to get my "trail legs." ;)
  29. That's with no sleep or rest time. 75 miles at 2...

    That's with no sleep or rest time. 75 miles at 2 miles an hour gives you 12 hours of off-time for sleeping, breaks, eating, getting water... I'm not in good enough shape to do 100 miles in 50 hours...
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    Yeah, I would've skipped the trip if it was...

    Yeah, I would've skipped the trip if it was scheduled for this weekend. Good for you for getting out there, and great pics!
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    I'm talking about the east side of Letchworth,...

    I'm talking about the east side of Letchworth, where the FLT branch trail is, not the state park campgrounds. There are two lean-tos that you're supposed to reserve and stay at. One is about 6-7...
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    If you're just looking to get out in cold...

    If you're just looking to get out in cold weather, use a pad and your sleeping bag. A PLUQ is a cheap way to add about 10 degrees, too. I use a reflectix pad, and yes, there's condensation but it's...
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    I may try to get a hang organized at Letchworth...

    I may try to get a hang organized at Letchworth this summer. We could start at the Portageville side to make it closer for the PA people.
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    There are plenty of pictures online of different...

    There are plenty of pictures online of different ways to rig it but I'll try to get some next time I'm out. It's a large, versatile tarp and I'm glad it was my first "real" one. Yes, it's heavy but...
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    Ouch. Nice write up. Devil's Path is on my...

    Ouch. Nice write up. Devil's Path is on my Trail Bucket List but I'd rather try to tackle it when it's a little warmer.
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    It largely depends on your insulation. My summer...

    It largely depends on your insulation. My summer rig takes up less space than a comparable tent setup, my winter one takes up more but that's because I use synthetic, not down.
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    I don't have many pics but I'll post the ones I...

    I don't have many pics but I'll post the ones I got later. The food was fantastic! I enjoyed the day hike (be forewarned: if you get a chance to hike with OldNWay don't try to keep up) and was...
  38. This made me laugh, then reflect, then think,...

    This made me laugh, then reflect, then think, "This should be the Hammock Forums sub-tagline" under 'elevate your perspective.'
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    If you're talking about the gomax, it takes two. ...

    If you're talking about the gomax, it takes two. A TQ would only take one but I wouldn't consider just one winter-worthy. Hope that helps.

    Speedgomer, I just watched the YT vid and you did a...
  40. I'll see what I can do about bringing some...

    I'll see what I can do about bringing some sausage/brats.

    Edit: The weather forecast looks ok to me but given the rain today I'd rather stay out of the mud. I'd still like to do the day hikes.
  41. We were going to bring enough pasta and sauce for...

    We were going to bring enough pasta and sauce for everyone for a meal.
  42. As long as there's enough room for everyone, that...

    As long as there's enough room for everyone, that works for me!
  43. Based on the thread I'm counting 16 including 2-3...

    Based on the thread I'm counting 16 including 2-3 maybes. Chime in everyone!

    ConqueringFool (definite)
    Datahiker and Kevin Brown (definite)
    IrishSitter
    Atlas918 (maybe)
    captaincoupal...
  44. Would anyone like to make a headcount guess? We...

    Would anyone like to make a headcount guess? We want to bring food but need an estimated number of stomachs to feed.
  45. I've gotten close to those temperatures and made...

    I've gotten close to those temperatures and made it through with a reflectix pad and fleece bag inside my 15 degree sleeping bag, with a hot water bottle and a chemical heater. I also had layers of...
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    Keep in mind that you won't necessarily be saving...

    Keep in mind that you won't necessarily be saving anything in the weight area. Once you factor in the hammock, suspension, tarp and insulation you could be carrying as much as a tent and pad. I'm...
  47. And I'd rather it be cold than rainy. Either...

    And I'd rather it be cold than rainy. Either way, I'll be there!
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    I tried tightening the top tension and was able...

    I tried tightening the top tension and was able to run about a foot of nice stitches in some test fabric, then I stopped. I wanted to make sure I could duplicate it, but when I went to pull the...
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    I'm a hammock hiker when solo and with certain...

    I'm a hammock hiker when solo and with certain other hikers who like to crank out the miles. With other buddies it's more about the downtime and camaraderie. I like to read to pass the time, and...
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    Thanks for the quick responses, everyone! I just...

    Thanks for the quick responses, everyone! I just found a sewing forum that also recommended adjusting the top tension, so I'll play with that tonight and see what happens. The top tension knob...
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