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    It is a good versatile tarp at a good price. It's...

    It is a good versatile tarp at a good price. It's still my winter tarp of choice. I ditched the supplied stuff sack and use a wally world ditty bag to carry it to pack it a bit smaller. It's a tad...
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    Used to use Tyvek. It was OK. Much prefer the...

    Used to use Tyvek. It was OK. Much prefer the PolyCro sheets from Gossamer.

    http://gossamergear.com/shelters/polycryo-ground-cloth-medium.html
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    Greetings also from Philly Burbs. Delco. Welcome...

    Greetings also from Philly Burbs. Delco. Welcome to Hammock Forums.
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    is it possible to set it to allow viewing the...

    is it possible to set it to allow viewing the thread on tapatalk without the ability to post (claim)...like read only for us tapatalk users?

    edited to add...I know nothing about forum program and...
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    Nope....its this one:...

    Nope....its this one:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-32-Degree-Down-Mummy-Sleeping-Bag/22008955

    And that is a deal at $33. If I already didn't have two of them I would pick up another. Got...
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    Thanks for a great video. Any chance you...

    Thanks for a great video.

    Any chance you could post the dimensions of the tarp you were using? It looks like it would be a good way to get my wife to try hammocking since she doesn't like the...
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    My New River and Jarbidge are both stored in the...

    My New River and Jarbidge are both stored in the same mesh laundry bag that I got a walmart for $6.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Mesh-Laundry-Bag/16206971
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    You can use a sit pad to supplement the 3/4...

    You can use a sit pad to supplement the 3/4 length UQ if you don't want to use a full sized pad.

    I cut mine from a blue CCF pad from walmart. Cost $15 which is not very spendy. It was the 20" CCF...
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    I do the same but not really by choice since it...

    I do the same but not really by choice since it is the gear that I have that dictates right now. Both my quilts are rated to 30*. My topquilt is good to about 40* and my down bags good to 35*.
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    I have apex envy. :D But I'm still happy with...

    I have apex envy. :D

    But I'm still happy with my standard Jarbidge.

    Anyone got a pic of a standard Jarbidge next to an apex Jarbidge to compare packed/stuffed sizes?
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    ENO Doublenest...my first and still my go to...

    ENO Doublenest...my first and still my go to hammock.

    For now anyway. :D
  12. Thread: Hello from NJ!

    by Chris K
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    Hey Now...welcome from Philly. What part of...

    Hey Now...welcome from Philly. What part of Joisey do you hail from fine citizen?

    Lot's of great info on this site. If you become a donating member there is a special sub forum called "Paddling"...
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    So glad I changed my plans and met y'all up at...

    So glad I changed my plans and met y'all up at the 501 shelter. I was great meeting everyone. It was my son's first time in a hammock overnight. He did just fine, and said he slept most of the night...
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    Gamelands lot it is. See you guys up there...

    Gamelands lot it is. See you guys up there Saturday evening some time.

    Blackfoot - thank you for the shuttle offer. We may need to take you up on the offer.
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    Hmm...I was planning to do a short Pinnacle and...

    Hmm...I was planning to do a short Pinnacle and Pulpit loop in Hamburg with my 11y/o son who is a 1st time hammock hanger.

    Maybe I'll meet up with you guys instead. My kid doesn't do vegetables...
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    Thank you for the trip report. Awesome pics and...

    Thank you for the trip report. Awesome pics and story line.

    I have this on my short list of PA hikes/camps and hope get there by year end 2013.
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    Thanks. Yeah my wife couldn't get the pump to...

    Thanks. Yeah my wife couldn't get the pump to work at first. It was quite a workout to get the well pump to prime but once flowing it was fine.

    And thank you for the info from your original links...
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    Only perfect had the ice cream place been open....

    Only perfect had the ice cream place been open. The thought of ice cream at the end got us through the last 3 or 4 miles.



    Hehe..what happens in the tent…stays in the tent


    Yep, but there...
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    Welcome to the forum from Philly.

    Welcome to the forum from Philly.
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    West Rim Trail - PA Grand Canyon 6/3-5 2013

    West Rim Trail - PA Grand Canyon hike - Northbound from Rattlesnake Rock in Blackwell to Ansonia on Monday June 3rd thru Wednesday June 6th 2013.

    I had been planning this hike since last fall...
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    Thank you for sharing your adventure with that...

    Thank you for sharing your adventure with that most excellent video.
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    The last time I was up at Culver's Gap I had a...

    The last time I was up at Culver's Gap I had a similar incident. I camped off the AT just north of the trail for the Buttermilk Falls. It was windy as hell but no rain. I tried to set the tarp up so...
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    Port Clinton to Slatington/Lehigh Gap is about...

    Port Clinton to Slatington/Lehigh Gap is about 40mi per my 2009 Thru Hikers's Companion and within that stretch is "The Pulpit and Pinnacle" which are some of the best views in PA.

    You could also...
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    Thank you for sharing. Very nice videos.

    Thank you for sharing. Very nice videos.
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    Awesome. Thanks again Mr Perrito. My plan is...

    Awesome. Thanks again Mr Perrito.

    My plan is to park at the NOBO trailhead, get the shuttle from Pine Creek Outfitters to the southern terminus and hike in 4 miles or so to the Bohen trail to...
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    I have both walmart pads...the regular 20" thin...

    I have both walmart pads...the regular 20" thin pad in the OP
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trial-Camping-Pad-Blue/16783660

    And the 24" wide thicker pad with egg crate. ...
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    That is the progression I made. I got the...

    That is the progression I made. I got the Jarbidge first. Used it a bunch of times. Then my son wanted to get outa the tent and into a hammock. So I got a New River to supplement the Jarbidge. I have...
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    I am hoping there will be an update to this...

    I am hoping there will be an update to this thread or a trip report. I am doing the West Rim Trail NOBO the first week of June and it would be nice to see how current conditions are.

    Thanks to Mr...
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    Welcome from Delco PA. You are correct. Lots of...

    Welcome from Delco PA. You are correct. Lots of info on this site. I think I learn something new every time I log on.
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    I use the mini groundhogs and like them, but they...

    I use the mini groundhogs and like them, but they are not my go-to stakes. I think the regular groundhogs are my go-to.

    Here is a comparison photos of the mini groundhog compared to the regular...
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    All my hammocks have the Camp Nano biners...I'm...

    All my hammocks have the Camp Nano biners...I'm not a toggle kinda guy
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    Camp Nano 23 on all my hammocks

    Camp Nano 23 on all my hammocks
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    Is there a way to use a hammock in "chair" mode...

    Is there a way to use a hammock in "chair" mode with the buginator attached? Does it "slide" to left or right of the hammock or fold back?
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    So I got my Hammock Forums Y Stakes and thought I...

    So I got my Hammock Forums Y Stakes and thought I would post a pic in case anyone wanted to see a comparison with MSR groundhogs and MSR groundhog mini's. I threw a typical aluminum sheperd tent...
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    I don't really mind the size of the New River in...

    I don't really mind the size of the New River in the stuf sack. It fully fills the bottom of my pack in a lengthwize position. It seems to give it better balance or equilibrium on the bottom of the...
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    Looks good! Enjoy your purchase. I just got one...

    Looks good! Enjoy your purchase. I just got one too...same color and everything...and used it last weeked with good results.
  37. I set mine up somewhere between the top of my...

    I set mine up somewhere between the top of my shoulders and the top of my neck.
  38. Thread: 3/4 vs full

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    Just get a Arrowhead Equipment Jarbidge (58"...

    Just get a Arrowhead Equipment Jarbidge (58" length) AND a New River (78" length) and call it a day. You can just about have both for the price of one full length down UQ if you get the cheaper color...
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    New River came yesterday. My wife got the box and...

    New River came yesterday. My wife got the box and opened it up. She says..."what kind of sleeping bag is this?!?!" HAHA.

    I explained what it was and then she remembered about the "under hammock...
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    I use a trash bag and/or an opened up USPS tyvek...

    I use a trash bag and/or an opened up USPS tyvek mailer
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    I like the MSR Groundhogs...and the Mini...

    I like the MSR Groundhogs...and the Mini Groundhogs...but for just a little bit more you can get similar stakes from the HammockForums store. The sell for $2.49 a pair...so 10 would be $12.50 or so....
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    No Apex...just standard in regular size. My...

    No Apex...just standard in regular size.

    My thought process is my son can use the Jarbidge...which will be a full size quilt for him. But when my wife comes along she can use the full size New...
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    I gues I'll find out since I just ordered a New...

    I gues I'll find out since I just ordered a New River. :D
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    I got the green 1 season Golite quilt rated to...

    I got the green 1 season Golite quilt rated to 40* while it was on sale also. I have used it a couple times now with my AHE Jarbidge (rated to 20*) and a CCF pad for my feet and have been comfy down...
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    Interesting that the New River will 'fit' into...

    Interesting that the New River will 'fit' into the Jarbidge stuff sack. I love my Jarbidge and am considering adding a New River but don't really want to increase the pack size of my UQ past that of...
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    mmm....pig roast ...

    mmm....pig roast

    http://www.firepit-and-grilling-guru.com/images/pig-roast.jpg

    My wedding was held in a field by a beer garden. The reception was a few yards away under a pavilion. We had a pig...
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    I just ordered some of the mini line loks so I...

    I just ordered some of the mini line loks so I can try this method.
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    As am I...made a last minute purchase before the...

    As am I...made a last minute purchase before the end of the sale..silver/grey Weight Weeinie with knotty mod.

    When ordering I also wanted a set of straps and whoopies but when using the order...
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    Thanks for sharing! Awesome video and looks like...

    Thanks for sharing! Awesome video and looks like you have a great active family!
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    Nice job. I am going to have to show this to my...

    Nice job. I am going to have to show this to my son.
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