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  1. Buy a national park pass to save on the park and...

    Buy a national park pass to save on the park and monument entrance fees. Get an Indian Country highway map from AAA to show the region without the map cutting off at every state line. In the high...
  2. You, any you, can make a difference by cutting on...

    You, any you, can make a difference by cutting on some of those deadfall trees. It isn't someone else's job, it is every trail user's job. That is what I did, not knowing what to do, but knowing...
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    Stealth hanging where there are no trees: If...

    Stealth hanging where there are no trees:

    If you see a fence for cattle, somewhere there will be a cross fence that meets it at a 90 degree angle. There is a reinforced post at the junction and...
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    Someone has an avatar of hanging on a boat with a...

    Someone has an avatar of hanging on a boat with a background of red slick rock.

    Approaching Page from the south, trees are near Flagstaff AZ, elevation about 7000', and from Jacob Lake to the...
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    I sold mine and went back to hooded jackets that...

    I sold mine and went back to hooded jackets that I wear all night, or use to enclose the foot end of the hammock. The Stealths are a good idea, especially for SUL weekends, but for 4-5 nights out,...
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    What am I doing wrong? My sock is breathable...

    What am I doing wrong? My sock is breathable fabric and I still get condensation on the foot end of my quilt. I don't even pull the sock up all of the way, trying to avoid breathing into it. Am I...
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    Poll: +1 If possible, carry extra ounces of tarp...

    +1
    If possible, carry extra ounces of tarp instead of a light, small tarp and a supplement for what the tarp doesn't do.
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    With my breathable sock, I still got a little...

    With my breathable sock, I still got a little condensation, so I do not recommend using a sock when the days are well above freezing but the nights are 25 degrees. If you are camping instead of...
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    @ the OP Where I camp, hundreds of miles from...

    @ the OP
    Where I camp, hundreds of miles from the coasts, there is always less dew and condensation when there is a breeze in the night. YMMV
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    The OP is through hanging, so why would he care...

    The OP is through hanging, so why would he care about HF rules?

    I agree that both the seller and the buyer showed no respect for the specific rules on this forum. Let them have their gear deal,...
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    @Gnome I will try to drop by because I need to...

    @Gnome I will try to drop by because I need to learn more about hanging, but a higher priority is backpacking to my trail work on the Arizona Trail in the Mazatzal Mtns.

    On almost every Saturday,...
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    @Muse Jr. The trout are in small streams named...

    @Muse Jr. The trout are in small streams named East Verde River, Tonto Creek has a hatchery on it, and Canyon Creek. In December and January, Payson AZ usually gets almost 6" of precipitation, this...
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    Also new to UQs, I'm using the JRB UQ Suspension...

    Also new to UQs, I'm using the JRB UQ Suspension bungee cords hung from the ridge line.
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    Speer/Jack stand

    I haven't had good luck on anchoring bolts in cinder blocks, I should have called a pro to do the job.

    For outdoors or indoors, consider using a Speer/Jack (S/J) stand which is free-standing by...
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    Across the toe of mine, there is a seam with no...

    Across the toe of mine, there is a seam with no insulation. I can feel the coolness there. My extremities are all extra sensitive to cold. Got any suggestions on how I can improve how well those...
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    book and brain

    Read the book "Ultralight Backpacking" by Mike Clelland

    Follow the book's suggestions about thinking better to lighten what you carry on each trip. If it is cool enough at night, can you get by...
  17. buyer

    I will take it.

    payment sent for sock, not interested in UQ
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    buyer

    I will buy it.

    PM sent for PP info.

    Shipping address sent in PP payment, extra $11.21 sent to pay PP fee, the seller will receive $365
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    Good info here: ...

    Good info here:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83055
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    As mentioned by someone else, fully inflate the...

    As mentioned by someone else, fully inflate the pad, the release air until it will wrap nicely. If the pad is too stiff, it could inhibit how well the quilt wraps, which would let cold air in...
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    Enlightened Equipment sells synthetic UQs. They...

    Enlightened Equipment sells synthetic UQs. They are not lengthy so the weight is good.
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    If buying two underquilts, consider using them...

    If buying two underquilts, consider using them together in the winter to reach below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

    If -4 is your target, prepare for -10. At temperatures that low, I would need a 0 degree...
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    Glad to hear that diversified heat and insulation...

    Glad to hear that diversified heat and insulation assets give warmer returns.

    For those using the foam plug, cut one side large enough to fit the bottom of your cook pot, or maybe just have a...
  24. SOLD: BIAS DL HikerLite Hammock w/strap suspension & JRB Triglide buckles

    Sold to Dutch, Pending Payment

    No longer For Sale:

    Butt In A Sling, 11' Hiker Lite hammock, double layer ($39.95 + $40 extra), with 108" BIAS fixed ridgeline, BIAS Amsteel continuous loops, two...
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    LeighLo 15* UQ temperature limit hang

    As a cold sleeper, I'm pleased with my 15* LeighLo UQ taking me to below 20*.

    While looking at the temps through the night, I could feel some coolness underneath below 20. I curled into the...
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    Same title (HG Winter Palace Qs), different...

    Same title (HG Winter Palace Qs), different poster.

    I can only reach about 7', so will I ever have trouble hanging a Winter Palace? If I hang it too low, those long sides would not be steep...
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    Only pull your hammock sock as far as your neck,...

    Only pull your hammock sock as far as your neck, so you are not breathing into it.

    For sleeping, put your entire head into a fleece bag. Most balaclavas are intended for day use so the eyes are...
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    It is the weight that matters, a piece of a log...

    It is the weight that matters, a piece of a log works too.

    @OP Start your thru with the lightest ones that you think will work, but stay open to changing or adapting to what works better. A wet...
  29. Thailand

    When I searched for "Thailand Hammocks", there were several sites. In that country, to have something sewn, you would just need a diagram to show to the seamstress.

    I'm confused as to why you...
  30. At that price, looks like a good deal at ebay. ...

    At that price, looks like a good deal at ebay.

    I bought one of those Brooks Range elephant foot bags, used, at BPL. Each baffle looks very puffy because (1) it is well stuffed and (2) it is sewn...
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    Yes, do layer them, it is no different than...

    Yes, do layer them, it is no different than layering clothing, and the price is right.
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    There are different grades of military surplus. ...

    There are different grades of military surplus. At the place I go, they are priced different according to their quality. On ebay, first look at the description of the merchandise, then look at the...
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    TTs are just a triangle with a loop on every...

    TTs are just a triangle with a loop on every corner. You can make them from string during the commercials, if you ever watch TV.
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    Underquilts.com sells quilt shells. You fill...

    Underquilts.com sells quilt shells. You fill each tube with down that you purchase, then you sew the end closed. The 72" one is not full length for your height, so you will need a pillow and a...
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    Q: Bad pipe stand?

    Consider posting a new topic of what was wrong with the pipe stand that you tried. I'm curious about what didn't work, whether it was high cost or unavailable materials or the design or the building...
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    friction

    (1) When the wrap goes around the tree more than once, friction between the tree and the strap, holds the weight of your hammock. Note that Hennessey used to say to just wrap the tree four times...
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    Thank you all for acquiring gadgets, as that...

    Thank you all for acquiring gadgets, as that keeps the economy going. I will be a late adopter on carrying a line level.
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    Good idea. Make a Lark's Head(LH) by folding the...

    Good idea. Make a Lark's Head(LH) by folding the loop back towards the body of the line, then thread the toggle and its loop through the opening of the LH knot. The hammock loop would then be...
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    I will take the Amsteel UCRs.

    I will take the Amsteel UCRs.
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    stuff changes over time

    Hammock insulation is in a transition period from pads in DLs, to UQs on SLs. As time goes by, hanging gear will have more variety and will be more specialized.

    There was a period when Kelty...
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    fence intersection

    This info is referenced to large national forests in the West. The fences are built by the gov't but maintained by the rancher who leases the publicly owned land, so I'm not trespassing but am using...
  42. http://www.hammockquilts.com/apps/videos/videos/sh...

    http://www.hammockquilts.com/apps/videos/videos/show/17415614-stacking-uq-s-for-deep-winter

    One quilt manufacturer agrees with your premise of stacking quilts for warmth.
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    With a stronger suspension on the UQP, could you...

    With a stronger suspension on the UQP, could you add insulation inside of it, then draw it up to your hammock using thin elastic cord over the hammock ridgeline?
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    The choices are light, cheap, or durable. Pick...

    The choices are light, cheap, or durable. Pick two. There is no perfect fabric for every application.

    Because I walk almost all day when hiking, I prefer the lightness of cuben and its no...
  45. Thread: Seam sealant

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    The wrong one "Dries to a highly tacky,...

    The wrong one "Dries to a highly tacky, non-brittle film". I believe that means it remains sticky.
  46. comfortable

    It is easy to say that the hangers spend the outdoor nights more comfortable than the groundlings, at least during the early part of their hikes before the groundlings acclimate to the ground. That...
  47. Thread: Nano 7

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    I used a Nano 7 for a while. I could get...

    I used a Nano 7 for a while. I could get comfortable, but couldn't stay there, couldn't keep my feet and head and pillow, all in the hammock for long. Remember when you were a groundling and...
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    windshield reflectors

    Dollar Tree stores are selling windshield reflectors, 20" x 54" for a dollar, with reflective mylar bonded to a very thin layer of foam.

    Look into using a poncho liner with a windshield reflector...
  49. Thread: Leighlo bought.

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    Delayed gratification

    Patience is fullness, or shall I say, warmness. So far, delayed gratification has worked well in my life, but I'm only in my early sixties.

    Ordered when available way back when, got shipping...
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    Earlier this year, he posted about trying a thru...

    Earlier this year, he posted about trying a thru hike on the Arizona Trail, hanging every night, no grounding for 800+ miles. He might be busy with that.
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