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  1. Think on this … you’re in the hammock, the trees...

    Think on this … you’re in the hammock, the trees are canting in, you pull some “tightening” mechanism to make your tarp taut. Now you get out of the hammock, forgetting to loosen your tightening...
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    The mini fly a good choice; it will be very...

    The mini fly a good choice; it will be very versatile. Of course it is not a full on storm shelter, but will absolutely keep you dry in a normal downpour.

    After reading your question again, I see...
  3. My math was off a bit on original post and now I...

    My math was off a bit on original post and now I understand Jack777 is using 12.5 ft for the 6 ft whoopie so that is plenty long.
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    There can be two kinds of Tarp continuous ridge...

    There can be two kinds of Tarp continuous ridge lines (CLR). In one case, the line attaches to the tarp, goes around the tree, down to the other tree, around that tree and back to the tarp at that...
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    CuttySark, I’ve used the Spot for years and...

    CuttySark, I’ve used the Spot for years and switched to InReach this summer. Because that discussion is not about hammocks, and you are not a donating member so you may not have access to the other...
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    CuttySark - Welcome to the forum :) Beautiful...

    CuttySark - Welcome to the forum :)

    Beautiful camp site; nice looking tarp. If it’s your first time (solo), looks like you did a bit of research first or camped a lot with others.

    I make the...
  7. For history, a while back there was a vendor,...

    For history, a while back there was a vendor, Hammeck. He had to close shop but while in business he made some great contributions. I have his Envy-S which has in inside windshield coupled with a bug...
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    HomerJ, welcome to the forum. :) I’m going to use...

    HomerJ, welcome to the forum. :) I’m going to use some abbreviations:

    UQ = Under Quilt
    GE = Gathered End (hammock) as differentiated from a Bridge hammock. A Bridge hammock has spreader bars at...
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    If you like to play around with numbers a little,...

    If you like to play around with numbers a little, you can figure out the max comfortable height you want to set your hammock suspension - what you can comfortably reach. Then, using the Hammock Hang...
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    Firesong, maybe it’s a Centigrade to Fahrenheit...

    Firesong, maybe it’s a Centigrade to Fahrenheit issue? :)

    For me, mostly when the “What would you use?” question is asked, it’s usually by someone with minimal experience (or they would already...
  11. Thread: Deer fight!

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    I’ve seen deer warning signs on the highway -...

    I’ve seen deer warning signs on the highway - deer up on their hind legs. I thought they were warning about deer being present. Now I realize those signs are warning about deer fighting. I recall a...
  12. Usually the “high wind” issue has the tarp -...

    Usually the “high wind” issue has the tarp - fully deployed - sailing around like an unruly kite and it’s solved by using snake skins so you only have to expose a little amount of the tarp to the...
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    My first summer - note, summer - I used a pad in...

    My first summer - note, summer - I used a pad in an GE/UQP setup and it was fine. It was actually a HH super shelter but using my Therma-Rest Guide as the pad between the hammock and UQP (except it...
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    Although ¾ length is almost full length for me,...

    Although ¾ length is almost full length for me, for many taller people, the ¾ length - with its Bulk/Weight/Cost savings is worth it because there is not so much sense of cold below the knees.
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    Were you spelling that correctly … oh yes,...

    Were you spelling that correctly … oh yes, “bells”.
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    For double-hammock-ness you don’t need a spreader...

    For double-hammock-ness you don’t need a spreader bar if the trees are large enough. Just run-one hammock off the left side of the tree and the other hammock off the right side. They will be...
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    At Washington trailheads, they specifically tell...

    At Washington trailheads, they specifically tell you to pee on the ground, not on the plants, because the animals go for it to get the salt and destroy the plants. Of course the expression that...
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    What about the HG, one piece, mesh sleeve causes...

    What about the HG, one piece, mesh sleeve causes unhappiness?

    I have older two piece HH snake skins, Some two piece mesh snake skins, and some one piece 13 ft snakeskins for 13 ft Ridge Runner...
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    The only way I could imagine being “flat” would...

    The only way I could imagine being “flat” would be lying on something like a concrete floor. Your bed/matress will “give” to accommodate various weight distributions. The “feet end a few inches...
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    Except for tarp guy lines, I wonder what you are...

    Except for tarp guy lines, I wonder what you are referring to with the shock cord. It’s my understanding that Dutch buckles are part of a hammock suspension and I can’t imagine any “structural”...
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    I believe this was the red “undergarment" (to...

    I believe this was the red “undergarment" (to avoid moderator censorship like apparently happened to the flag photos) thread. I’d like to surprise co-camper calliopal with a small flag (2ft x 3ft max...
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    I’ve read some lore that advocated a warmer UQ...

    I’ve read some lore that advocated a warmer UQ for GE hammocks and warmer TQ for Bridge Hammocks. I like my GE quilts have a 10 degree cushion between their rating and night temps. Like 20 degree...
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    Rather that take the time to make toggles every...

    Rather that take the time to make toggles every time, I just made some out of hardware store wood dowels. And drilled a hole in one side for a 2mm cord tether so they can stay with the rest of the...
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    Started with line and rings (Hennessy), moved to...

    Started with line and rings (Hennessy), moved to webbing, moved to Whoopies, moved to daisy chain (python, Atlas) - this summer I’ll move back to webbing. Whoopies were too much fuss for me,...
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    One Plus for the BlackBird XLC, if you are not...

    One Plus for the BlackBird XLC, if you are not prone to buying a bunch of hammocks, is the option of using the Wookie under quilt in combination. I’ll assume you have a lynx for the Ridge Runner and...
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    SHOTGUN, Welcome to the forum. I’m not familiar...

    SHOTGUN, Welcome to the forum. I’m not familiar with that hammock so to be clear, are you saying it comes with a ridge line and that ridge line is about (all hammock measurements are “about”) 83% of...
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    I don’t think any “pocket” type container will...

    I don’t think any “pocket” type container will significantly help the tarp dry. You will still need to open it up, hang it out, once you get the opportunity. The advantage of mesh is it allows the...
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    > I just cautiously and slowly backed up a few...

    > I just cautiously and slowly backed up a few feet and waited for my hiking partner to catch up with me

    Is that because you can run faster than your hiking partner?
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    A 10 degree cushion works for me. If I wanted to...

    A 10 degree cushion works for me. If I wanted to cover 30 degrees, I’d use a 20 degree UQ/TQ combo - or at least for the UQ (can always wear warmer jammies). It’s not that I would be always cold with...
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    Yes, that “third tree” is a real thing. I...

    Yes, that “third tree” is a real thing.

    I heard that putting a note on the door requesting UPS or FedEX NOT ring the bell - just leave the package - might help … as long as said note and package...
  31. First, don’t believe any hammock that says...

    First, don’t believe any hammock that says “Double hammock” with the idea that it is for two people at once. It just means it’s probably wider than “standard”. What you want to do is rig the hammocks...
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    I wouldn’t think lying on the rope bed would be...

    I wouldn’t think lying on the rope bed would be comfortable after a while, but we’ve had great success padding similar hammocks with an outdoor lounge chair pad. But that was for a gathered end nylon...
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    The sword has two edges. If someone were to come...

    The sword has two edges. If someone were to come across your camp while you were out on a day hike - and it was remote, maybe on private property - it wouldn’t be surprising if something … what do...
  34. “73” ? Isn’t that one of those ham radio things...

    “73” ? Isn’t that one of those ham radio things :)

    nanok - Thank you for the post and video. When I post, there’s something about the initial edit box that masks all errors/typos. It’s only after...
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    If it were just for summer, I’d go with a a 40...

    If it were just for summer, I’d go with a a 40 degree and Under Quilt Protector. If it is for most of the year, I’d go with a 20 degree but not a sewn footbox. The cinch footbox gives more venting...
  36. What SilvrSurfr said :thumbup1: He and I have...

    What SilvrSurfr said :thumbup1:

    He and I have pretty much the same setup. I can’t see a benefit from having the quilt “built-in”. You can alway just leave the UQ on the hammock. This “skin” will...
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    Congratulations! I hope you made it back. As far...

    Congratulations! I hope you made it back. As far as making it look easy - have you noticed in many videos that the trees have no low branche, medium to small diameter, and the very little ground...
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    While hammock camping, I used to always hang...

    While hammock camping, I used to always hang food. Now, about 50% of the time I keep on the ground in a critter proof container. BUT MOST IMPORTANT, I keep it aways from the campsite. Like if I’m...
  39. I bought a sock/skin on Amazon that had Bliss in...

    I bought a sock/skin on Amazon that had Bliss in the name. It’s purpose was to cover a hammock that would be left outdoors a lot; it was a UV shield. I don’t know about the pad, but it easily held my...
  40. It’s been said many times but doesn’t hurt to...

    It’s been said many times but doesn’t hurt to repeat. Understand the design forces of the room. In a house, those vertical 2 x 4’s are there to keep the ceiling up and to hold sheet rock. They are...
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    The issue on the gap might be this … if you look...

    The issue on the gap might be this … if you look at the shape of a hammock with no one in it, it seems to make sense to close those end up tight. But when you are in the hammock, in a diagonal...
  42. I could anchor one end to a Ponderosa, the other...

    I could anchor one end to a Ponderosa, the other end to the jeep, and pre-stretch the ridge line. 'course with the jeep I’d have to pick a pretty healthy Ponderosa :)
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    I use a ring - less expensive than titanium - It...

    I use a ring - less expensive than titanium - It only adds about 1.5 - 2 inches length overhead and like the biner, acts as a water break. I use a different color ring (red at the head) for hammocks...
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    In normal use, I wouldn’t worry about UV. For me,...

    In normal use, I wouldn’t worry about UV. For me, “Normal Use” means I put the hammock up towards the end of the day and take it down in the morning. Even if I were on a multiday trip where it was up...
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    At one time WarBonnet had a clearance sale that...

    At one time WarBonnet had a clearance sale that included a hammock rated at 400 lbs. The material was a bit stiff (I sent it back). You might contact some of our cottage industry hammock vendors and...
  46. Wow! Great photos. I’m guessing there will be a...

    Wow! Great photos. I’m guessing there will be a few more orders for that loop today. I knew HG had a loop alien kit. They make a feature of adding 20 ft of LashIt “For Free” - which is not nothing....
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    Newlyofftheground - where do you find trees above...

    Newlyofftheground - where do you find trees above 10,000 ft? Or are you using rock climbing gear in cracks?
  48. That’s a nice setup. Completely understand your...

    That’s a nice setup. Completely understand your 50 ft line. For years I’ve carried a 50ft hank of PMI utility cord (2.5mm) because of BTP (Big Tree Potential).

    Where did you get your Amsteel clip?...
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    Welcome to the world of hammock camping. When I...

    Welcome to the world of hammock camping. When I started, I set up a hammock - the Hennessy Explorer - and a tent. Though the hammock felt a little strange the first night, and I figured I’d sleep in...
  50. Thread: full doors

    by cougarmeat
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    We kept him home when he was just a cub. But now,...

    We kept him home when he was just a cub. But now, a few years old, Little Cougar occasionally accompanies us on an outing. Still gets a ride while on the trail but occasionally tries his paws at a...
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