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    I'd agree that is what is meant by "less slack in...

    I'd agree that is what is meant by "less slack in the ridgeline", what had me a little baffled was the bit about "setting the ridgeline closer to horizontal". I think of this in terms of head end...
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    I hear you. Weirdly, I AM comfortable in the...

    I hear you. Weirdly, I AM comfortable in the Traveler, just wish I felt a little more secure, especially at the foot end.

    I tried my TTTM Double for winter camping once. It was a real PITA, it's...
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    Ok, THAT I follow. Brandon also says (on his...

    Ok, THAT I follow.

    Brandon also says (on his website) that his Traveler is comfortable for someone up to 6'-8. I'm with him on hanging with the head at the lower end though, I've done this for a...
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    A google search found the following...

    A google search found the following https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showpost.php?p=354014&postcount=12

    Trosen said "Just back from a 3 day trip with the traveller. I found that less slack in...
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    Yes, per the website the Warbonnet Traveler comes...

    Yes, per the website the Warbonnet Traveler comes with a 98" long structural ridge. I did use the search function to look for hints and did find posts about that length having varied in production a...
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    Traveler question... Feet fall out?

    A buddy and I both own WB Traveler double-layer hammocks. I believe both are 1.7, we're purchased early 2013. Suspension has been changed to Whoopies on both, structural ridge is the length it came...
  7. Sorry I'm late to this party. I'm not an archer,...

    Sorry I'm late to this party. I'm not an archer, but a long time ago I went to the Wal-marts and purchased an aluminum "youth arrow". Definitely aluminum. No problems with these... they don't...
  8. Thread: guy lines

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    I've never spliced a cord in my life, so I...

    I've never spliced a cord in my life, so I wouldn't know about splicing this stuff.

    I used to use 1/8" poly cord (again, hardware store stuff) but switched as the blind cord is a lot lighter and...
  9. Thread: guy lines

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    for hardware store stuff I like the cord they...

    for hardware store stuff I like the cord they sell for window blinds.
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    welcome aboard from the Capital region.

    welcome aboard from the Capital region.
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    By way of comparison a DD 3x3...

    By way of comparison a DD 3x3 is a few dollars more, it's a nice tarp (I have one) but I think I'd take the HH tarp just based on design.
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    Looks like it's coated polyester not sil, not...

    Looks like it's coated polyester not sil, not necessarily a bad thing but if you're looking for a lighter-weight silnylon tarp, this isn't it...
  13. Regarding long underwear, this is about the only...

    Regarding long underwear, this is about the only stuff I buy Guide Gear Poly Fleece, it's inexpensive and very good. I don't use VB technology, I don't rule it out for the future but I haven't seen...
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    Whoopies, love 'em. If the trees are too close...

    Whoopies, love 'em. If the trees are too close together, I can't hang my tarp properly anyways. Plus I live in New York and most of my camping is around here, if you can't find trees with good...
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    Poll: Three. Double later bugnet hammock was first,...

    Three. Double later bugnet hammock was first, then a no net ultralight, then recent a double size brazilian type. Seems like a natural progression, an asym with bugnet might be next???
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    Hey BillyBob, I guess I've come a long way since...

    Hey BillyBob, I guess I've come a long way since then. Back then I was a ground-dweller, solo in a 10x8 dome tent, I used both rectangular sleeping bags "nested" and had a ccf pad and I think some...
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    I tried layering a 30F SB with a 45F SB on my...

    I tried layering a 30F SB with a 45F SB on my first true winter camping trip. We saw -17F and I froze, shivered all night and barely slept if at all. Doesn't really relate but I felt like sharing...
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    I like the tiny HH Asym tarps. Either the...

    I like the tiny HH Asym tarps. Either the Explorer or Backpacker in 30D Silnylon. http://hennessyhammock.com/catalog/rainflys/ I've been using mine for two years now, no thoughts of "upgrading". ...
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    Is 6 weeks well enough in advance? Because from...

    Is 6 weeks well enough in advance? Because from the OP it seems that is how long he's been trying to get this tarp.

    If you think it's NOT, you're entitled to your opinion... but I don't see the...
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    Wish you had answered my question but it's all...

    Wish you had answered my question but it's all right. I agree with the others, the space blanket won't be THAT much help. Before I got a sock I sometimes used one by laying it in the hammock,...
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    It would be helpful to know what you plan to use...

    It would be helpful to know what you plan to use for a sleeping bag or quilt.
  22. I loves me my whoopies/toggles/straps. Often...

    I loves me my whoopies/toggles/straps. Often will use trail sticks or whatever as toggles, no biggie. Worst problem is the chance of leaving straps behind. If I can't hang because the trees are too...
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    Tie a bowline in one end, put a micro-carabiner...

    Tie a bowline in one end, put a micro-carabiner on there. This goes around the tree and clip the line back on itself. Easy.

    On the other end, do a trucker's hitch. Guitar-string-tight if you...
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    Man Down!

    http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n119/rickstrat/mandown2.jpg

    Luckily the hanger was unhurt, except maybe for his pride :lol: The tree was good and dead, no worries there.
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    I have an UQ, sometimes use that sometimes use...

    I have an UQ, sometimes use that sometimes use pads sometimes even both. UQ is generally more comfortable but pads (especially closed-cell) are sorta no-brainers... you can rig an UQ incorrectly and...
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    Not sure where you're getting that, shipping is...

    Not sure where you're getting that, shipping is free to the lower 48 at least. I think the overbag option is $190?
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    On the subject of State Parks and State...

    On the subject of State Parks and State Campgrounds, it's actually pretty common among states to have verbiage which more or less eliminates the use of camping hammocks. Pretty much anything that...
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    I have a bunch of SB's, all of them are...

    I have a bunch of SB's, all of them are synthetic. One of them is a 15 deg Eureka Casper which I like a lot. I think for most folks, a 15-20 rated bag is the most versatile of ratings. TBH I can't...
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    A few pics to show what I mean... Here's my...

    A few pics to show what I mean...

    Here's my Browning Kenai -30F bag, a bag I've used (with supplemental insulation) down to -36F, comfortably. Not bad, right?
    ...
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    Suspension-wise I'd think that would do the...

    Suspension-wise I'd think that would do the trick, should be real simple to set up :)
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    I've been to a fair number of hangs and TBH I...

    I've been to a fair number of hangs and TBH I don't think I've ever seen one of these in person. Looks like a nice rig tho.

    Per the writeup here they do not include suspension, what suspension...
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    I have this one http://www.ddhammocks.com/product/underblanket

    There's also this one...
  33. I've got the DD version. Supplemented with a ccf...

    I've got the DD version. Supplemented with a ccf pad and IX insulated hammock sock, I've used it down to -36F... not too shabby :)
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    I'm really looking forward to it although I'm...

    I'm really looking forward to it although I'm afraid it will have to wait until next season, especially with the lame winter we've had in the Northeast USA.

    I WILL say that the quality of the bag...
  35. Yep, a pair of down booties and a higher foot end...

    Yep, a pair of down booties and a higher foot end (perhaps with less sag overall) might get you to the promised land, good luck!
  36. It takes some experimentation, I don't even know...

    It takes some experimentation, I don't even know that *I* have decided what I like best, but shoot for 4-8" higher at the foot end to start. I just eyeball it. I've read some folks like to go a...
  37. Thread: NY newbee

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    Welcome from just north of Albany! I like...

    Welcome from just north of Albany! I like whoopies for the low weight/reduced bulk and ease of adjustment. OTOH it's kind of easy to leave your tree straps behind... BTDT.

    Pads work but...
  38. I got a dumb question. You do hang the foot end...

    I got a dumb question. You do hang the foot end higher than the head end, yes?

    'Cause that's important.
  39. So weird, I'm 6'-2 1/2", maybe 6'-3" on a...

    So weird, I'm 6'-2 1/2", maybe 6'-3" on a low-gravity day.. I sleep like the dead in my GT UL. I've not bothered with a Nano though because I do think it's a little bit too small for the big man.
    ...
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    I've got prusiks attached to my tarp corners with...

    I've got prusiks attached to my tarp corners with cord running through them, and I use a MSH around the stake. At the time I did the prusiks in this way, I thought it was my idea :lol:
  41. I use a continuous ridgeline, here's how. I...

    I use a continuous ridgeline, here's how.

    I start with a length of cord about 30 feet long. In one end I tie a bowline loop. Any more-or-less fixed loop will do. I clip a hammockforums micro...
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    I like sleeping bag/UQ/sock. Yup there's one...

    I like sleeping bag/UQ/sock.

    Yup there's one in every crowd :)
  43. I've had a different experience from some of the...

    I've had a different experience from some of the previous posters.

    I generally use synthetic-insulated mummy bags. I've tried doing the "use as a top-quilt" thing, with an underquilt. Might be...
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    Well I drank the Kool-Aid, 30% off on a -60F...

    Well I drank the Kool-Aid, 30% off on a -60F rated bag was too much to resist.

    http://wiggys.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=9

    I will test it thoroughly even if it has to wait until next winter...
  45. Thread: NY hangs

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    Come on up and see us! ...

    Come on up and see us!

    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/426074_174611182647540_100002959778490_253544_136819459_n.jpg
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    I seem to remember my Mollymac IX-insulated sock...

    I seem to remember my Mollymac IX-insulated sock with seep (1 layer) weighs in a little under 1 lb.

    It was a great addition to my gear, saw -36F with it last January and was I glad to have it! ...
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    No other takers... weird. :lol:

    No other takers... weird. :lol:
  48. This is a car-camping trip (although some of us...

    This is a car-camping trip (although some of us pack out to a more-remote campsite the second night). NFA has a small tv with built in dvd (VHS? I forget) and he runs it off an inverter hooked to...
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    I had a trip where we had downpours and I was...

    I had a trip where we had downpours and I was unprepared, although my SB was not wetted by rain, *I* was and had no way to dry off before I got in. The bag (Eureka Casper 15F) seemed to "power dry"...
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    A. Want but don't need A dedicated pillow. I...

    A. Want but don't need A dedicated pillow. I don't care, I use one. Not backpacking, tho.

    B. Didn't think you'd need but now wouldn't go without UQ although sometimes I'll use pads, still. ...
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