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    PS- I have been nothing but happy with my WB Edge...

    PS- I have been nothing but happy with my WB Edge tarp, though I bought it from another Hammockforums member and therefore had no experience with Brandon's customer service.
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    I have heard nothing but good things about...

    I have heard nothing but good things about Warbonnet products. However, I have to agree with Kayak Carl on this one that there seems to be an unusual reverence for certain gear-makers on here that...
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    I would recommend Savoy State Forest, as well as...

    I would recommend Savoy State Forest, as well as second the recommendation for the Wapack trail. Pittsfield State Forest has some nice sections also.
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    I sent a PM re: this item several weeks ago, but...

    I sent a PM re: this item several weeks ago, but never heard back. I'll buy `em if still for sale...
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    Hammock sock Choices

    Has anyone tried more than one of the hammock sock variations who can give me some feedback to inform my choice of hammock sock (or no hammock sock, as the case may be)? I've been looking for...
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    Ha! I know, I know...one of these weeks when I...

    Ha! I know, I know...one of these weeks when I haven't dropped a bunch of $ on gear! Just a lighthearted observation! ;)
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    How long until this thread gets locked by the...

    How long until this thread gets locked by the mods and moved to the "donating members" area, away from the unwashed masses?
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    The Sea to Summit one is 15 ounces. That seems...

    The Sea to Summit one is 15 ounces. That seems awfully heavy to me. I recall seeing ones that were about 8 oz. at one point. Of course, I'm sure those don't add as much warmth...
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    I have this pack, and it's great for what it is....

    I have this pack, and it's great for what it is. As with all GG products, the quality is top notch and crazily light. I don't think many people would take this for a thru-hike or even a winter night...
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    Poll: I was (and still am, to a degree) interested in...

    I was (and still am, to a degree) interested in checking one of these out. I love the idea of no gaps, no top quilt slipping off in the middle of the night, etc. I've looked at the specs on the TTT...
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    I have heard people claim the Go Lite Ultra 20 is...

    I have heard people claim the Go Lite Ultra 20 is not as warm as advertised, but I've taken it to the low 20's a number of times
    (including this past weekend ) and been fine with it. I have no...
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    More needless and thoughtless regulations from...

    More needless and thoughtless regulations from government agencies...I agree with those who have suggested stealth camping as the best option in such situations.
  13. Thread: Lead time?

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    Boy, it's a good thing I ordered my 3S Crowsnest...

    Boy, it's a good thing I ordered my 3S Crowsnest when I did! I got it maybe 6 weeks ago, and was lucky enough to pick one up that was already in stock. Love it!
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    I can't do anything this weekend, HOWEVER, a...

    I can't do anything this weekend, HOWEVER, a friend and I are planning on doing the entire Devil's Path trail in the Catskills (~24 miles, totally rugged) on the weekend of 11/6-11/7 hanging either...
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    That is a great pack...the one I use primarily. I...

    That is a great pack...the one I use primarily. I highly recommend it.
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    srestrepo - Thanks for the heads-up! I've got a...

    srestrepo - Thanks for the heads-up! I've got a local (RI) obligation this weekend, but keep me posted. I'm hoping to get out that way inside the month.

    NFA - That definitely sounds cool. I'm...
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    My girlfriend's mother lives in Turners Falls, MA...

    My girlfriend's mother lives in Turners Falls, MA (near Greenfield), and we're out that way every month or 2. I know Amherst is about 20 minutes or so from there. How far's Chicopee? I'd be down for...
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    Yeah, I realize this would be a really...

    Yeah, I realize this would be a really inefficient and time consuming way to acquire down; I'm interested in the idea mainly from a self-sufficiency/survivalist perspective more than a practical one....
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    This will be my first winter in the hammock and...

    This will be my first winter in the hammock and like you I also want to test my gear before doing anything crazy. I would definitely be amenable to hanging someplace close the car in order to get a...
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    Hunting for down?

    Pardon me if there's already been a thread about this topic, but are there any hunters on here who've shot geese for the purpose of obtaining down? I inherited a duck hunting 12 gauge from my...
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    I would definitely be interested! Greylock I...

    I would definitely be interested! Greylock I believe you have to hike into the campsites, right? Or are there ones you can drive to? Also, speaking of Lincoln Woods, I would love to hang there this...
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    Based on my limited understanding, I thought the...

    Based on my limited understanding, I thought the SS prevented water from splashing up/wind-driven rain from getting the hammocker wet when using a minimal tarp like the HH stock one. Am I wrong about...
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    I don't, but I've been debating the same thing....

    I don't, but I've been debating the same thing. One small nitpick I have with the MLD site is the way each product is listed with the sil price, yet the cuben weight. When you actually click on the...
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    Nice!! I hiked that same section at the end of...

    Nice!! I hiked that same section at the end of July/beginning of August, except in reverse. Looks like you guys got the worst part (ski lifts and power lines) out of the way first. What's the coldest...
  25. Wow, wish I didn't have to buy a new car this...

    Wow, wish I didn't have to buy a new car this month!
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    No experience with the WBBB. but I will say it...

    No experience with the WBBB. but I will say it barely covers my Nano7, if that helps at all...
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    In terms of cheap/free toggles, one thing I saw...

    In terms of cheap/free toggles, one thing I saw mentioned in another thread was using a heavy duty plastic coat hanger and cutting it into pieces. I haven't tried it. For me, I've just been using the...
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    Check out this video; it shows you exactly how to...

    Check out this video; it shows you exactly how to rig a whoopie sling to a gathered-end style hammock.

    MSch3xvRKWI

    I personally have adopted the popular marlin spike hitch using a trail stick...
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    I'd just like to say that I recently sent Brian...

    I'd just like to say that I recently sent Brian an email with a few questions re: tarp suggestions and he replied with a prompt and very thorough reply over the course of several emails. I plan on...
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    What portable stoves do you use? - Where did you...

    What portable stoves do you use?
    - Where did you get it?
    - How much did it cost?
    pocket rocket, $40. For some reason it seems like this stove is kind of unfashionable, but at 3 ounces this little...
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    I just got my 3 Season Crowsnest a week or so ago...

    I just got my 3 Season Crowsnest a week or so ago and love it! The folks at Hammock Gear are very customer service oriented and answered multiple emails of mine too before I actually pulled the...
  32. I kind of wondered about this topic before. The...

    I kind of wondered about this topic before. The Dutch clips do look pretty cool, but in all honesty it takes, what, 3 seconds to pull the tree strap through the loop? I know, though, that this...
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    You can get the Gossamer Gear Hyperlite Murmur...

    You can get the Gossamer Gear Hyperlite Murmur for $90, which has a 2200 c.i. capacity and weighs in at 8.1 oz. I have one and I love it for the proper occasion (s). If your load is that light, you...
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    As i mentioned in another thread, I'm thinking of...

    As i mentioned in another thread, I'm thinking of making DIY grizzbeak clones for the upcoming winter. How low have people been able to get with these in terms of weight?
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    I just received my Crowsnest on Monday and had a...

    I just received my Crowsnest on Monday and had a chance to use it for the first time last night. It got down into ~high 40's and I was very comfortable, even without any insulation under my lower...
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    I was just going to say, I am much more concerned...

    I was just going to say, I am much more concerned with human predators than animal ones! I'm not familiar with anything happening in the northeast, but on the southern end of the AT there have been a...
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    Thanks! I gave it a look and it seems like...

    Thanks! I gave it a look and it seems like something I could do. Have other people tried that method that might be able to pipe in with tips? It looks fairly simple (famous last words)....
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    DIY Grizz Beak clones or doors?

    Pardon me if there's already a thread on this topic. I searched the sight, as well as a general google search, and didn't find anything.

    Have people made DIY beaks or door sets that could be used...
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    Paypal sent.

    Paypal sent.
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    I am def. interested. The only thing holding me...

    I am def. interested. The only thing holding me back is that I'm considering getting an OES Standard, which I can get in SpinnUL for 3 ounces less. Anybody have experience with both?
  41. What is the weight on this? Thanks!

    What is the weight on this? Thanks!
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    Just received my 3 Season Crowsnest in the mail....

    Just received my 3 Season Crowsnest in the mail. I ended up going with this one primarily because of:

    1.)the slightly colder rating
    2.)the rave reviews about Adam and Jen's customer service ...
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    Inspired by Sgt. Rock's thread about a ~13 oz...

    Inspired by Sgt. Rock's thread about a ~13 oz set-up, I got one of these $90 deals in the mail about a week ago and just got a chance to try it out in the field Saturday night. Let me start by saying...
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    OK, so I'm a bit confused too. Until now, I've...

    OK, so I'm a bit confused too. Until now, I've been using my Zlite as bottom insulation. It's a bit narrow and slides around a lot, but it's kept me warm down to high 40's/low 50's and fits perfectly...
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    PS - I'm sure glad I didn't mention the Peapod in...

    PS - I'm sure glad I didn't mention the Peapod in my original post. That might've opened up a whole other can of worms....
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    Wow, with all the mountains of praise for all 3...

    Wow, with all the mountains of praise for all 3 gear makers you guys haven't made my decision one bit easier! :D What I'm thinking at this point is the following: I'm leaning toward the Crowsnest...
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    Te-Wa vs. HammockGear vs. Warbonnett

    I hope this isn't a sensitive subject or anything, but I've been shopping around for a possible UQ (still not 100% on it yet). So far it seems to be narrowed down to one of the following: 3-season...
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    As a noob who is also looking into the...

    As a noob who is also looking into the possibility of an UQ, I'd like to ask those who use 2/3 or 3/4 quilts: how big a piece of CCF pad do you cut for your feet? My concern is that both my regular...
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    Sticky: Absolutely! Thanks for the info, Sgt. Rock and...

    Absolutely! Thanks for the info, Sgt. Rock and others. I was really stoked to find this thread and see how light a hammock set-up could be as well as being affordable (all in all I spent about $140...
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    Sticky: I agree...when I hiked in college my pack was...

    I agree...when I hiked in college my pack was probably 4-5 times heavier than it is now. I had never heard of light or ultralight camping, and was lugging around a 7 pound Kelty external frame pack...
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