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    Sorry for the late response, but I hope my...

    Sorry for the late response, but I hope my comments can be useful.

    I've done day hikes and backpacking with hammock in Wildcat Hollow. I backpacked it in March, so being overgrown wasn't much of...
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    Apologies in advance for the lengthy post... I...

    Apologies in advance for the lengthy post...

    I figured given the really extreme temps predicted (vs. my experience), I'd treat it like car camping in terms of the gear I'd use. Basically, I was...
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    I use a torso-sized pad I made of reflectix...

    I use a torso-sized pad I made of reflectix between the layers of my Blackbird to supplement my underquilt/topquilt if need be. I find it to work better than a normal pad as it's a bit more flexible...
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    So, would it make sense (if not being pretty) to...

    So, would it make sense (if not being pretty) to just do silnet on the outside seams in the grosgrain? Sorta doubling up, and avoiding trying to get the Seam Grip off the inside while still getting...
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    Dumb -- so now what do I do?

    Set out tonight -- maybe 4 hours ago -- to seam seal the pullouts on my new Superfly tarp. Wasn't paying attention (despite reading lots of threads on this), and I used Seam Grip rather than silnet...
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    I've been putting my Hennessy hex tarp in snake...

    I've been putting my Hennessy hex tarp in snake skins for a few years. I roll from the bottom of the tarp, then slide the snake skins to the center. The, I fold the whole mess in half, in half again,...
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    Wow, beat me to it by 1 minute Papa Smurf...

    Wow, beat me to it by 1 minute Papa Smurf...
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    Welcome to HF! Grab an Ohio-grown Dream Hammock...

    Welcome to HF! Grab an Ohio-grown Dream Hammock -- 4 out of 5 have bug netting. Grab an 11-footer if you're concerned about length. http://www.dream-hammock.com/Hammocks.html
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    Thanks Paul and Aaron -- looks like you were...

    Thanks Paul and Aaron -- looks like you were giving me what I was looking for as I was writing!
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    Thanks for the feedback thus far. I get that...

    Thanks for the feedback thus far. I get that there's many a way to skin a cat, not everyone prefers to skin a cat with a V. :-)

    Why use the V method? It seems to me if the tarp RL is centered on...
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    Doing Something a Bit Differently?

    I'm wondering about views on doing a CRL a bit differently than what is out there commercially. I've been using this approach for the past few years:...
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    I also use the HG Incubator on the Blackbird....

    I also use the HG Incubator on the Blackbird. I've had instances where the UQ slipped off the footbox. As a safety measure, for when I have the bugnet open, I have larksheaded a bit of shock cord...
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    I noticed the lack of info on MD in that thread...

    I noticed the lack of info on MD in that thread before a recent trip to MD.

    I hung at Tuckahoe State Park in May and, given the lack of clear info, set up a tent on the pad as a decoy (just the...
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    I'll chime in on part of this. I've owned the...

    I'll chime in on part of this. I've owned the Blackbird for a year now, and before that other hammocks. I can sleep just fine on my side -- either side, really -- in the Blackbird. In my bed I sleep...
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    I've had the joy of touring two different...

    I've had the joy of touring two different locations for Hammock Gear -- good gear, good people.
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    Ah, spent many a day there in my youth (late...

    Ah, spent many a day there in my youth (late '80s, early '90s). Planning a State Park weekend in MD in a few weeks and was wondering if they'd allow hanging. Didn't find anything on the thread on the...
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    Welcome to HF! You may find the blue tarp to be a...

    Welcome to HF! You may find the blue tarp to be a bit heavy and bulky, and maybe not as sturdy as you'd hope in a big wind. Depending on your budget, you could probably pick up a lighter and more...
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    I'm using the GoLite Jam 70:...

    I'm using the GoLite Jam 70: http://www.golite.com/Jam-70L-Pack-Unisex-P46813.aspx. Lots of space, but relatively light at 2 lbs, and little weight penalty vs. much smaller versions such as the Jam...
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    Sorry for the slow response -- out of internet...

    Sorry for the slow response -- out of internet access for a few days. Yes, had a chance to get down into the recess cave. Took a nice shower in the waterfall!
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    Lake Vesuvius Backpacking Trail in Ohio

    Thought I'd share my first attempt at a YouTube video of my recent 2-night solo trip, in which I got to test out my Hammock Gear 0 degree Incubator for the first time, as well as test the new Sawyer...
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    I think -- THINK -- that you need it longer when...

    I think -- THINK -- that you need it longer when you get the snapped rather than the sewn footbox. With the sewn footbox, you can really use the full length of the quilt. With the snapped footbox,...
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    I'm sure you'll enjoy the gear when it arrives....

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the gear when it arrives. Welcome to the forums and hanging!
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    I was in the same position as you. I got: 1 x...

    I was in the same position as you. I got:

    1 x Burrow 20
    (Outer Shell Color: Black, Inner Shell Color: Olive Green, Length: Long 79" (+$15), Width: Wide 55" (+$20), Footbox Style: Snap closed ,...
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    Great underquilt, great service

    My wife got me a 0 degree Incubator for Christmas this year to join my 20 degree Burrow that I got from Hammock Gear last year. I've been using the Incubator on my Warbonnet Blackbird, mostly just in...
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    I've used my burrow tent camping with my kids....

    I've used my burrow tent camping with my kids. With a pad, it is just as good as or maybe better than my 20 degree synthetic mummy bag in my opinion. I did get a wider version (55" if I recall), and...
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    When I want it protected from the weather, I just...

    When I want it protected from the weather, I just attach it with a carabiner to the suspension next to the hammock. If I'm not worried about weather, I hang it where the tree trap is.
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    Which is warmer? CCF vs. Reflectix

    I'm looking to supplement my UQ for colder temps. Last year I tried using Reflectix for this purpose. I know some have had issues with condensation using Reflectix, but this hasn't bothered me. Maybe...
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    Here in Ohio I saw my first hammock camper (other...

    Here in Ohio I saw my first hammock camper (other than me) earlier this fall. I know they're out there (I see them on the forum here), but it was the first time I'd seen any.
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    Mini-mods on WBBB?

    I got my new WBBB a few weeks ago. There's a few minor things that I haven't read about before, but seem to require minor "fixes" for me. Not problems, not design errors -- just things I'd like to do...
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    I'm having the same issue. I figured that like...

    I'm having the same issue. I figured that like anything, it will take some getting used to. (My WBBB is new; been using Whoopie Slings for a few years on my other hammocks.)
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    Me too -- got the notice from Paypal at 3am...

    Me too -- got the notice from Paypal at 3am today. Just two weeks since I ordered -- I'm psyched!
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    My thought exactly. It should cool off with the...

    My thought exactly. It should cool off with the rain, too.
  33. Thread: HH Vs WBB?

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    I own and have been using a HH for a couple of...

    I own and have been using a HH for a couple of years. I have a WBBB on order, though, based on what I've read and a test of a friend's BB. The difference for me wasn't so much about comfort as it was...
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    Thanks my thinking too krshome. But, I'm in the...

    Thanks my thinking too krshome. But, I'm in the market now and the talk has been going on for 6 months -- and it seems Brandon is keeping busy with orders. So, I think I've decided to pull the...
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    :D Fortunately that pic (with the ENO) was...

    :D

    Fortunately that pic (with the ENO) was just a mid-day break hang to eat lunch and enjoy the locale.
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    A couple

    OK, I'll post a few -- all water related.

    A relaxing spot on a flooded river in Ohio.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/5/2/4/3/img_20130614_124829_602_thumb.jpg

    On the South...
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    Thanks TallPaul!

    Thanks TallPaul!
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    Thanks for that information kingdomseeder. I hope...

    Thanks for that information kingdomseeder. I hope you get your XLC soon and enjoy it!

    So, do any XLC owners have a scale to weigh the removable bug netting to see how much weight one would save...
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    WBBB XLC Questions

    Considering a WBBB XLC, in 1.1 DL, probably skipping the top-cover for now. Weighing against the standard WBBB and some other options.

    A few questions for those who have an XLC, or are otherwise...
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    And I thought this thread was going to be about...

    And I thought this thread was going to be about proving the effectiveness of tree hugger straps in preventing damage to trees compared to directly connecting to the trees!
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    Probably wasn't like that when you were there....

    Probably wasn't like that when you were there. The google map I posted shows the location of the playground, the pavillion, but most of the equipment isn't there in the sat image. (See the green...
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    It's in Jardin de Tuileries...

    It's in Jardin de Tuileries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuileries_Garden), just northwest of Le Louvre. It's a wooded park that has a carousel, a kids playground, etc. Here's a map:...
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    Hammocks in Paris

    Just got back from a trip to Paris. While there, the family and I did all the touristy things, including visiting the famous museum "Le Louvre." Next to Le Louvre is a park that includes a...
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    I tried the Hug but sent it back. I want a more...

    I tried the Hug but sent it back. I want a more certain seal that just wasn't there for me. For many this 90% solution will be a good tradeoff but for me if I need a bugnet I want 100%.
  45. Smoke Hole Canyon and Dolly Sods (May 2013)

    Just some pics from a great trip last weekend. Three days in Smoke Hole Canyon on the South Branch of the Potomac River south of Petersburg, WV, then a final night car camping (plus a short hike to...
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    I used my poncho with less cordage -- basically...

    I used my poncho with less cordage -- basically just four Ti hook stakes and a bit of cordage to attach them. I tied out from the four lower corners of the poncho, which meant I didn't have to rely...
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    If access to the joists were concealed by drywall...

    If access to the joists were concealed by drywall or some such on the ceiling (meaning straps weren't possible), do people advise eye bolts, and if so how heavy / long? I'm facing the same issue...
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    Decision is made

    Well, I now have a hammock in transit that will be set up on my front porch! Here's the model we picked. I'll post again with a photo once I've got it set up, which should be interesting given I've...
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    Basically what he said. ENO-DN in cold weather...

    Basically what he said. ENO-DN in cold weather since I don't need the bug net. Hennessy in other seasons as it's easier to have an integrated bug net. I think the ENO is more comfortable, and it does...
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    I think if you want the tarp in your pack, having...

    I think if you want the tarp in your pack, having it in skins may make it harder. I find that now that I use skins on my tarp, it's easier and more convenient to strap it to the outside of my pack,...
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