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    Some slip on over-booties with an elastic collar...

    Some slip on over-booties with an elastic collar would be a great idea to protect them.
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    The original post asked about placing the...

    The original post asked about placing the Reflectx between the UQ and hammock. There was a brief mention about placing it outside of the UQ with a UQP. But that post preceded the engineers' replies....
  3. Thanks all for the info. It helps. Re: #2....

    Thanks all for the info. It helps.

    Re: #2. It's more likely I'm missing something. My concern with larks heading the fixed loop to the strap is sometimes I end up with two trees that are closer...
  4. Ah! Now I'm even more confused! Well, that's...

    Ah! Now I'm even more confused! Well, that's not true. I'm just undecided. Bubba's suggestion is that if I go with Dutch Buckles, turn the sling around and put the hook on the fixed eye.

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  5. Whoopie Hook Suspension with or without Dutch Buckles?

    I'm looking at the diagram for the Whoopie hook suspension. It shows the whoopie sling attached to the strap loop via a larks head knot. But my inclination is that a Dutch Buckle would be more...
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    I have a Big Agnus insulated mummy pad that I...

    I have a Big Agnus insulated mummy pad that I bought for backpacking before I became a hanger. It's been very durable. I've used it in my Hennessey too. Occaisionally me feet slip of the narrow...
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    Perhaps the aluminum ones sell better becasue of...

    Perhaps the aluminum ones sell better becasue of their "coolness" factor. I would think pastic would be better for the hammock as it would intuitively seem to cause less wear on the fabric from...
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    Would the plastic hooks be better for sewing on...

    Would the plastic hooks be better for sewing on the hammock hem? Or does it not matter, pastic vs. auminum?
  9. Thread: Uqp

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    Do you put the bivy sheet between the hammock and...

    Do you put the bivy sheet between the hammock and the UQ?
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    I love the idea of giving it to my wife. I need...

    I love the idea of giving it to my wife. I need to convert her into a hanger!
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    Poll: The problem seems to be that bodies would...

    The problem seems to be that bodies would gravitate towards the center I wonder if a second lower ridgeline more like a keel would help to lift and separate the bodies apart from each other
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    Heat Exchanger

    Reading these posts reminds me of my Dad's wood burning stove where he lives in Northern Wisconsin. It's a small hut that sits outside with a boiler and sends hot water to his house for heat. I know...
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    Wally world fabric coming back

    It was in the WSJ too. It's not the dregs either. They realized they made a strategic marketing mistake by alienating their customer base in an attempt to compete with upscale retailers. They're...
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    The trick to getting the tarp and hammock in the...

    The trick to getting the tarp and hammock in the skin is to roll them together so that the middle isn't too thick. I gather them at the middle then lay the hammock wings lines and tarp towards the...
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    Potomac Suspension Instructions

    After basically taking a camping break this summer I hung up my hammock this weekend for the first time since March for an afternoon hang. And I seem to have problems rigging up my Patomac again. ...
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    Duct Biner through webbing loop?

    And potential structural issues with cliping the biner directly through the loop like Hawkeye briefly demonstrated? I imagine there could eventually be some wear issues but that would take some time...
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    I found this to be true when I used the pad...

    I found this to be true when I used the pad inside my HH (no SS). Deflating it solved the problem with weather in the upper fifties.

    I would also imagine that that the rigid pad would interfere...
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    I get it. It's the Council that owns them, not a...

    I get it. It's the Council that owns them, not a Scout troop. That makes sense that they wouldn't want the equipment.
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    I'm curious why they are selling them. It would...

    I'm curious why they are selling them. It would seem to be something they would want to use on future campouts. I can easily see a patrol setting up a pod, perhaps with a dining fly over the middle,...
  20. >>I will need to re-evaluate the SS as I have not...

    >>I will need to re-evaluate the SS as I have not used it since I "discovered" the benefits of a slack hang. Heck, I was pitching my HH so tightly that even getting a foot through the velcro was...
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    Looks like a modified taught line hitch with and...

    Looks like a modified taught line hitch with and extra half hitch thrown in.
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    I hadn't thought of using my leftover HH stock...

    I hadn't thought of using my leftover HH stock tarp. :thumbup1:

    Thanks

    BTW, I don't have a sensitive enough scale but I can't imagine that Opie's SRL is that much heavier than the masons twine...
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    Makes perfect sense. Thanks

    Makes perfect sense. Thanks
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    What a great slogan!

    What a great slogan!
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    Tarp Pole Pocket questions

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    "Note....pole pockets that must be sewn onto the existing side stake out patches are "custom fit" to match the stake out patch. (example, the OES Ultra)"


    Just so I'm...
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    Which side for 2 pulls

    What criteria or preferences do you think folks should consider when selecting which side gets 2 pulls vs. the other that gets a single pull? Not having a mod on my HH I can only try to imagine...
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    He got turned around and didn't realize he walked...

    He got turned around and didn't realize he walked in a circle right back up to his campsite. It wasn't until he got "splashed" that he discovered he was standing in over his tarp! :lol:
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    A pocket seems tough to do without changing the...

    A pocket seems tough to do without changing the reinforcement. What about a short loop of shock cord sewn in? Not as slick as a pocket but a step up from a rubber band.

    Otherwise the only...
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    Mmm... Sounds like a stake bag with a pocket for...

    Mmm... Sounds like a stake bag with a pocket for a tarp! :)
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    Well fabric stretch makes sense. I've had a...

    Well fabric stretch makes sense. I've had a total of 10 nights hanging (seems like it should be more!). So I won't panic... yet!

    I think I'mm bring some electrical tape next time and tape...
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    All my Honey Do projects tend to need at least...

    All my Honey Do projects tend to need at least one new tool... :lol:
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    Loose Stuf Cub Pillow

    I used my cub pillow for the first time this past weekend. I was worried about the small size being too small to be practical. But I was pleasantly surprised how efective it was. It was just enough...
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    Webbing

    Some stretching of the webbing is possible, but not as much as I experienced. I'm using 1" polypro webbing from Arrowhead Equipment.
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    And I thought all geezers were weird. :)

    And I thought all geezers were weird. :)
  35. One of the other leaders posted a pic as I...

    One of the other leaders posted a pic as I started to break down the rig. Hence the noob's tent is gone. (As I was sleeping comfortably in my hammock I might add).
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    Being somewhat new (last spring), I've been...

    Being somewhat new (last spring), I've been reluctant to do any major mods to the stock set up. Already my decender ring suspension is old fashion and Whoopie Slickgs are the rage! :) I did get a...
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    Suspension Rope Stretch

    How much and how long should the stock suspension rope stretch?

    I've used my HH Expedition four times, theee weekends and on week of Scout summer camp. I set my rig up so I can bearly get my butt...
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    Ahhhhh!!! I get it.

    Ahhhhh!!! I get it.
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    Shug, has anyone called you a genius recently??? ...

    Shug, has anyone called you a genius recently??? :boggle:

    I ordered a few extra continious loops from Opie as well so I could just use two of them. Tie them on with a prussik and attach an...
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    Rookie mistake with KAQ Potomic

    Had my first hang with a KAQ this weekend and I pulled a rookie mistake. I stuck my fleece betweek the hammock and the UQ near the foot end. I guess I was thinging of reports of HH users doing that...
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    Locking a toggle in a D-ring

    I wanted to use a double ended stuff sack for my Winter Dream tarp much like a Black Bishop bag. But the toggles that go through the ridge D-rings pop out when there's no tension on the line, such...
  42. Scott, call off the dogs!!! I found the...

    Scott, call off the dogs!!! I found the zip-lock bag with the two extra shock cords and clips. My bad.

    The tarp performed perfectly. I pitched it low as it was cold and breezy and I wanted to...
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    Plastic bread clips...

    Plastic bread clips make cheap, lightweight clothes pins.
  44. Thread: Nano 7.

    by billvann
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    Mine did not have suspension either.

    Mine did not have suspension either.
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    I first hung it with short sticks as a marlin...

    I first hung it with short sticks as a marlin spike. But one was either too brittle or the loop slid off the know onto the stick. It broke as a sat in it and sent me bouncing down to the ground....
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    Nano 7 with Whoopie Sling Suspension Pics

    I uploaded a few picks of the Nano 7 I won a few weeks back hanging with Opie's Whoopie Slings and his Structural Ridge Line (SRL). Per Opie's suggestion I threaded the dead eye end through the...
  47. [QUOTE=BillyBob58;225048]Right. My experience is...

    [QUOTE=BillyBob58;225048]Right. My experience is the same. But doing this is not always possible, for ex: if a severe storm pitch is desired, with the tarp in close and ends down close to the...
  48. Outstanding! Thanks, Scott. Should be an easy...

    Outstanding! Thanks, Scott.

    Should be an easy trip. We're going to Camp Dan Beard in Wheeling, IL. It's part of the forest preserve district along the Des PLaines river. We usually select...
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    I wish I had planned the pun, but perhaps it's...

    I wish I had planned the pun, but perhaps it's funnier since I didn't. :laugh:
  50. I like that too. They can also be used to stake...

    I like that too. They can also be used to stake across to the opposite side to close the door, like bakeel has doon in his picture.

    But each side only has one shock cord. What have other folks...
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