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    Backyard Test of the Amok Draumr XL

    Shugmeister, one more thought... I REALLY like the guylines on the tarp and the nifty way they provide a shock cord retention system for packing it up. No need to tie the guyline into a hank because...
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    Grillmastertoo, itís 12.5 feet from tree to tree...

    Grillmastertoo, itís 12.5 feet from tree to tree in my backyard setup. Thanks!


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    Backyard Test of the Amok Draumr XL

    Shug, thatís good scoop, man. I first learned about the Draumr from your videos. Good to know that itís not overly heavy in the pack. Thanks much!


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    I have 2 trees that work nicely for hanging a...

    I have 2 trees that work nicely for hanging a hammock. I also have wall anchors in my home office.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/71fe983005a0c902a49c731c3fcd853b.jpg


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    Backyard Test of the Amok Draumr XL

    I purchased the Amok Draumr XL Last year when they offered the ďearly buy-inĒ. The discount was irresistible so I pulled the trigger. I got the hammock around April 1st as promised and I finally got...
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    Single or Double?

    Hey, Shug! Do you use the single or double tarp skins? Thanks!
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    Hey, folks! I've never actually camped with a...

    Hey, folks! I've never actually camped with a hammock other than the back yard but I've been assembling gear, watchin' Shug's videos, and lurking here in hammock forums. I'm over here in the Raleigh...
  8. Thread: Up shots!

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    Hey, Chigger! I'm over here in Cary! Nice to meet...

    Hey, Chigger! I'm over here in Cary! Nice to meet ya


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  10. I am doing some testing tonight on my ENO Double...

    I am doing some testing tonight on my ENO Double Nest. I'm using an 87" Zing-IT Ridge Line and I'm able to get a fairly flat lay. Problem with this hammock is that it's SHORT. I am 6'1" and I can...
  11. Shug, I just read this about Linville Gorge:...

    Shug, I just read this about Linville Gorge: http://www.morganton.com/news/crews-respond-to-wildfire-in-linville-gorge-area/article_1c8c2b08-0a90-11e7-a846-b330f0003c0c.html


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    Shug, did you conduct a "retirement" ceremony for...

    Shug, did you conduct a "retirement" ceremony for ole Green Bean? [emoji30]


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  13. Thread: Flattest Lay

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    Hey thanks for sharing your experiences! I'm...

    Hey thanks for sharing your experiences! I'm just getting into hammock camping as well. I started with the ENO but I'm 6'1" so it's way too short. I tried a bridge hammock but it didn't match the...
  14. Holy Cow, Shug! That really was a very...

    Holy Cow, Shug! That really was a very informative video. It was 26 minutes of enjoyment. I only wish I'd known some of this stuff about backpacking when I was in the military! I spent many an...
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    Welcome from Cary, NC Sent from my iPad...

    Welcome from Cary, NC


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    Quick update on my sleeping pad journey. I...

    Quick update on my sleeping pad journey. I purchased the Exped SynMat 7 LW. Since I'm a stomach sleeper I am leaving the pad fully inflated. So far it's not bunching up on me.

    I worked from...
  17. Thanks much!!! Sent from my iPad using...

    Thanks much!!!


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    Thanks a lot, Hassinism! Next time around I'm...

    Thanks a lot, Hassinism! Next time around I'm going to fully inflate my Thermarest Basecamp AF. I also ordered an Exped Synmat 7 LW for testing. I'll keep both pads for family use and use the...
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    I'm a stomach/side sleeper too. I'm going to...

    I'm a stomach/side sleeper too. I'm going to leave my pad fully inflated next time. Thanks!


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    Okay, that's good to know. After looking at the...

    Okay, that's good to know. After looking at the Exped SynMat, I realize that my Thermarest is much thinner. I've been letting air out of my thinner pad so I think I'll leave it fully inflated next...
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    Shug, I did my first night in the Amok last...

    Shug,

    I did my first night in the Amok last night. I'm using a recommended pad from the Amok site (Thermarest Basecamp AF). I had a problem with that sucker folding up under my lower back /...
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    I slept in my Amok last night. It is very...

    I slept in my Amok last night. It is very comfortable, but you have to get the tensioners adjusted properly for a comfortable lay. With the leg area tensioners loosened all the way, the Amok had me...
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    "You got some 'o them crystals in there? I like...

    "You got some 'o them crystals in there? I like me some crystals with mustard on 'em. Mmmmm-Hmmmmm."


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    I spent the afternoon in my new Amok. I have a...

    I spent the afternoon in my new Amok. I have a Therm-A-Rest Basecamp AF, which is one of the pads recommended on Amok's site. I had issues with the pad bunching up, especially when I tried sleeping...
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    Thanks, Flash! I've got a lot to consider. ...

    Thanks, Flash! I've got a lot to consider.


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    Yes, that adds a different feel. I'm spending...

    Yes, that adds a different feel. I'm spending the afternoon laying here reading and adjusting the straps. Adding tension to the "knee" straps helped a bit. Thanks!


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    I served as an Infantry Marine for 6 years. That...

    I served as an Infantry Marine for 6 years. That period of my life allowed me to spend a LOT of time in remote areas of the world. The thing that made those times of hardship memorable and...
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    Sleeping pads for the Amok

    Greetings from NC!

    I just received my new Amok and Tarp system. After my morning coffee, I shot out to the backyard to set it up for testing.

    Side note: I paid close attention to the setup...
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    You've got wrinkly hobbit foot. "Shooooooo...

    You've got wrinkly hobbit foot. "Shooooooo Buddy!!!!" [emoji1]


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    I just bookmarked your DIY UQ page. Thanks!! ...

    I just bookmarked your DIY UQ page. Thanks!!


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  31. ViDEO: Shug Shows the Warbonnet Wooki Underquilt

    [QUOTE=Shug;1742676]All I can say is you can get very flat in the AMOK for stomach sleeping. But I'm not a stomach sleeper so take what I say with a grain of salt.


    Alrighty, Shug!!! I pulled the...
  32. Hammock Fabric - does more expensive = more durable

    Hey, folks!

    I'm a backyard hammock weenie right now as I practice and prepare for my first outing. I just bought a new ENO hammock because my old one ripped. It was a pretty spectacular rip too!...
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    Excellent! Thanks much


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  34. Good stuff, Shug! Thanks! Sent from my iPad...

    Good stuff, Shug! Thanks!


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  35. 250 lb weight limit. [emoji1] Sent from my...

    250 lb weight limit. [emoji1]


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  36. Shug, I'm about to pull the trigger on a hammock...

    Shug, I'm about to pull the trigger on a hammock purchase. Choices are between the BB XLC or the Amok Draumr 3.0. I'm a stomach sleeper and sometimes sleep on my side. I THINK I might be able to...
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    Yates place?


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  38. New Whoopie Slings: Tested them while hiking the Haw River

    Took my kids out to the Haw River today and tested out my new whoopie slings on an https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170206/d185487506f1e99cd13b497576845bed.jpgENO hammock. I left the toggles at...
  39. Thanks for the warm welcome and info. Sent...

    Thanks for the warm welcome and info.


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  40. Backyard Hammock enthusiast from NC. Studying up to maybe taking it into the field.

    Greetings from Cary, NC!

    I enjoy a good catnap while hanging in my backyard. I also enjoy camping. I'm intrigued by hammock camping but I'm a side/stomach sleeper so I've been reading and...
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