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    I do think that's your first defense... check...

    I do think that's your first defense... check the weather and be realistic about what could happen, especially in the summer. I was amazed one year to go up to my favorite mountainside camp and...
  2. Yes, its a newer shelter. Hanging at shelters...

    Yes, its a newer shelter. Hanging at shelters (in the area, not in the shelter which is a no-no) can be a little dicey. Cleared areas sometimes only have big, older trees left, and sometimes those...
  3. Do you actually have the "system"? Hammock,...

    Do you actually have the "system"? Hammock, straps, tarp, quilts? Fine if you do, go use it. Get a feel for it as ENO is not bad stuff, its just not directly targeted to the backpacker, but more...
  4. Lack of bottom insulation is glaring. Would be...

    Lack of bottom insulation is glaring. Would be with a tent, too, right?

    My preference this time of year is to go without rain gear and make sure I have a dry set of clothes for when I stop at...
  5. 2015 guide is not old. Is Long Branch shelter in...

    2015 guide is not old. Is Long Branch shelter in it? That's about the newest thing I can think of.


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    Agreed that there can be virtues to a shorter...

    Agreed that there can be virtues to a shorter hammock as long as you're comfortable at night. Keep in mind that your tree distance range is actually more dependent on your tarp length. And be sure...
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    Just wondering... instead of sewing, could you...

    Just wondering... instead of sewing, could you velcro (omni-tape) instead? Wondering if this doesn't provide some options for changing out insulation and/or colors? (instead of buying multiple...
  8. I think some "beginner" hammocks are the ones you...

    I think some "beginner" hammocks are the ones you might buy at a store, where after buying one you find yourself wanting to know more about hanging, which leads you here, which leads you to a whole...
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    I presume you're familiar with how the ENOs pack...

    I presume you're familiar with how the ENOs pack up? Thing is, they pack into a hard little ball. Most of the others you mention come in cylindrical bishop bags that will look larger, but may...
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    Welcome! I gotta ask, where's the name come...

    Welcome! I gotta ask, where's the name come from?
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    Two things: first, there are places in the...

    Two things: first, there are places in the Smokies that have never seen an 80+ temperature. Not a place to think you can get by without an UQ. Second is to be sure of where you're going - I don't...
  12. Most will say 70. While I loathe nighttime lows...

    Most will say 70. While I loathe nighttime lows that don't get into the 60s, one of the true joys of hanging is being comfy overnite in that kind of heat. The hammock is the only thing that makes...
  13. I think you're better off doing some cursory...

    I think you're better off doing some cursory study of the state park rules and regulations, which should be easy to find. Once you get them, do a "find" on hammock, but you might not come up with...
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    In my estimation, a $100 Jarbridge ends up saving...

    In my estimation, a $100 Jarbridge ends up saving money in the long run. I've played around with pads just trying to get a light, and potentially less bulky pack. I don't have a sleeping bag, but I...
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    How thin a pad compared to how thick the...

    How thin a pad compared to how thick the insulation is with your weight on it? And have you tried zipping up into a sleeping bag while in a hammock? I have! Was a lot of unintended fun, let me...
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    Smartaxx!! Buy hey, decent point as its only 6"...

    Smartaxx!! Buy hey, decent point as its only 6" on either side. I'm hypothesizing that for a lot of gram counters, an entire foot on paper seems gigantic.
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    Yeah, I'd agree than its not needed. I mean, if...

    Yeah, I'd agree than its not needed. I mean, if you've got doors closed, even if not so tight, then you're not having to worry about windblown rain. You are essentially covered from the straight...
  18. Thread: Eno sub 7

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    Oh, I totally misunderstood. Well, still not...

    Oh, I totally misunderstood. Well, still not going to talk specifically about "setup" in a thread about a specific hammock, but I will offer my less than $20 Grand Trunk of similar dimensions and...
  19. Thread: Eno sub 7

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    I'm sorry you haven't been able to locate a good...

    I'm sorry you haven't been able to locate a good setup from the cottage vendors. Perhaps you should start a new thread about that?

    My point was that this is a thread about the ENO sub7, and it...
  20. Thread: Eno sub 7

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    Um, wasn't this supposed to be about the sub7...

    Um, wasn't this supposed to be about the sub7 hammock? Big difference, literally, between DN and s7. Saying you love your DN seems completely irrelevant to me. Of course, we all know why it...
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    What are you using the tarp for? Campground...

    What are you using the tarp for? Campground where you leave it up? Hiking? Big difference between the two uses and what is better for the application. Do you plan to do it more or less in the...
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    Yep, I've had to adjust my hiking regimen... I...

    Yep, I've had to adjust my hiking regimen... I get up late and hike late. Also means I go solo a lot.


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    Multiuse gear, I like the way you think!

    Multiuse gear, I like the way you think!
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    Sometimes you need ear plugs to stops the sounds...

    Sometimes you need ear plugs to stops the sounds in your mind, eh?
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    Agreed, there is a difference to get used to. ...

    Agreed, there is a difference to get used to. But if you think about it, that difference can be turned around to be your friend. I'm one that enjoys hanging my tarp high and in porch mode. Can't...
  26. I don't think there was bashing necessarily here...

    I don't think there was bashing necessarily here by the OP, but I do think some perspective would help. If we take the story exactly as its told, then I sympathize with their plight and understand...
  27. Thread: Vargo Bot

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    Vargo Bot

    Want to buy a Vargo Bot, titanium would be great, but I think a stainless is going to be more reasonable.
  28. Yeah, I think its when you have a net attached to...

    Yeah, I think its when you have a net attached to the hammock, so that when the hammock material flops on the side it doesn't bring the net down with it. While held up by the ridgeline, the net and...
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    The one thing I remember with using a pad was...

    The one thing I remember with using a pad was less shoulder squeeze. And using a shorter 60" pad, I was able to hang my head and feet off the end making the lay really flat. That was very comfy,...
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    Nice phone Shug!

    Nice phone Shug!
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    You should. Look, you don't need a bigger tarp,...

    You should. Look, you don't need a bigger tarp, what you need to do is utilize its full surface area, probably by getting some Dutch tie outs with flyzs or stingers, then perhaps get some doors or...
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    Oh, looks to me like they were using it just fine!

    Oh, looks to me like they were using it just fine!
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    That's a good suggestion... save a little on the...

    That's a good suggestion... save a little on the tarp and you'll have very little to save for the UQ down the line. Might even find one a Jarbridge on sale, or used, for around $80, so $150 for...
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    Agreed with O&B on the beaks. Another option is...

    Agreed with O&B on the beaks. Another option is to have cuben doors sewn on by 2QZQ.

    I'm concerned based on the pic above of "pulling down the sides" that you're doing that wrong. Looks to me...
  35. Yeah, if you're lounging midday, what do you need...

    Yeah, if you're lounging midday, what do you need the cuben weight savings for? Still, if you are lounging midday, do you really need a tarp to block light?

    Doesn't cuben get softer with age so...
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    FS: So, can the TQ footbox be cinched, or is that...

    So, can the TQ footbox be cinched, or is that something we would have to do ourself?
  37. "with the product" stakes? You mean like from a...

    "with the product" stakes? You mean like from a tent? Oh hell yeah. Steel is either too heavy or else it bends too easily. Personally, aluminum stakes work fine for me as I only use 4 for my...
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    The cuben? IMO, if you're going cuben, buy the...

    The cuben? IMO, if you're going cuben, buy the winter freakin' tarp and save a bunch of weight doing so. I've got a sil diamond from SLD, and its nothing to pack. Can't imagine the cuben saves you...
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    FS: Hey, what are the exterior dimensions of this...

    Hey, what are the exterior dimensions of this pot, and also, what is the interior height?
  40. I can only answer #3 for sure, though I will take...

    I can only answer #3 for sure, though I will take a stab at the other two... 1. bridge on bottom for sure, but since I've never done this, can't say whether it works at all - I just know you...
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    Well, for $30 less, what you ARE getting is a...

    Well, for $30 less, what you ARE getting is a full-length UQ with what looks to be comparable insulation, though with a temp range of 35-45, it must not be. ENO is not known to be conservative, so...
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    I find that temps are typically within 5 degrees...

    I find that temps are typically within 5 degrees of forecasts for Suches, Blairsville, Helen, Hiawassee, and Franklin. Elevation is more like 3000-4600. You reach 4000 fairly quickly out of Ga, and...
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    Maybe its your gamey smell? Just kidding, but...

    Maybe its your gamey smell? Just kidding, but actually, you pass a lot of your own moisture through the quilt. If it doesn't have time to dry in the a.m. after you're out, or its just so humid it...
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    There's an outfitter at NOC that likely has a...

    There's an outfitter at NOC that likely has a list.
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    If you get a pad, my recommendation is a short...

    If you get a pad, my recommendation is a short one. Problem is that you kinda need a wide pad in a hammock, and most wide ones are extra long, or at least full length 72"... that length ends up...
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    I like 26 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I like 26


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  47. Socks are mainly a cold weather item. When it's...

    Socks are mainly a cold weather item. When it's warm, you sometimes need airflow up top which the sock would prevent


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  48. I'm 5'10" and use the short Incubator instead of...

    I'm 5'10" and use the short Incubator instead of custom ordering a Phincubator. Works great for me. No drafts, that's what the draft collar is for.
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.ph...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=25848&catid=member&imageuser=33

    See this pic and the one next to it in my gallery. He added a pocket for putting stuff into - big enough to...
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    Still using my custom Streamliner I got a couple...

    Still using my custom Streamliner I got a couple of years ago. Let's just say that Jared went out of his way to make sure I was happy with his product... Priceless!
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