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    A note on the RSBTR Bridge Hammock kit - if you...

    A note on the RSBTR Bridge Hammock kit - if you get their poles, they have larger pins than the standard RR and RutaLocura upgrades. As such, they don’t fit in some of the button hardware...
  2. >My sleeping bag didn't get hit as much by the...

    >My sleeping bag didn't get hit as much by the water but by the rain when I took it out of the tent.
    Not sure why you’d take it out of your tent in the rain instead of stuffing it your backpack. :)...
  3. > because if I ever get caught in rain with...

    > because if I ever get caught in rain with soaked gear
    burtonator - what scenario can you imagine that happening? I started out with synthetics because of the “useless when wet” concern. But...
  4. “Smart” isn’t about getting it right the first...

    “Smart” isn’t about getting it right the first time. It’s about learning from missteps. Unfortunately, the means you have to make some missteps. But as you make them and learn to be kind to yourself...
  5. Still working on it myself. It sounds like the...

    Still working on it myself. It sounds like the assumed perspective is you are constant and just the hammocks change. I’m guessing, over time, the hammocker also changes what feels good to them. So...
  6. We’ve had raccoon’s unzip food boxes. We’ve had...

    We’ve had raccoon’s unzip food boxes. We’ve had deer lift closed lids. It’s one thing to take food, but one raccoon carried a paddling bootie about 10 yards. He must have become overwhelmed by the...
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    The one in the picture seems to have a little...

    The one in the picture seems to have a little “pull” device to loosen the cord when sliding the toggle into place. I have a few generic plastic toggles of somewhat the same size. Long ago, for...
  8. Beanyray, I see that is your first post. welcome...

    Beanyray, I see that is your first post. welcome to the forum. Congratulations on finding “a keeper” so soon.

    Here’s a song for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__VQX2Xn7tI

    The first few...
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    SuperBonBon - HG has a Wide option for their top...

    SuperBonBon - HG has a Wide option for their top quilts. The main idea was for people who know they may have to go to ground and it gives more quilt to tuck into the sides. I have one and It...
  10. I use a TentCot when I know the “site” is just...

    I use a TentCot when I know the “site” is just some plan gravel rectangle at a trailhead/launch point. the tentCot weighs about 25 lbs. and packs up to about 3’ x 3’ x 6". Car camping only....
  11. Wait - were you camping alone or did you have...

    Wait - were you camping alone or did you have companions. My “friends” have been known to borrow things. Maybe that “wildlife” walked on two legs.
  12. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    The “noises” I made were when I tripped over...

    The “noises” I made were when I tripped over guylines. That issue was solved by using reflective guylines. The pleasant surprise was they only glow up when viewed from the limited direction of the...
  13. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    Back in the (tent) day … I tried a Nalgene but...

    Back in the (tent) day … I tried a Nalgene but got a square bottle so it was physically different from my round water bottles. I practiced at home to assure myself that no matter how “full” I felt, I...
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    I have the model OneClick was asking about -...

    I have the model OneClick was asking about - works great. That front panel routes the warm out-breath so your nose doesn’t freeze.
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    A few times a year, West Marine has a 40% off...

    A few times a year, West Marine has a 40% off sale - something like that - on various types of line. I’m pretty sure you can specify 1/8th or 7/64th. But sometimes they mess up in packaging - so be...
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    The read-out shows 17 meters. cougarmeat/k7nhb...

    The read-out shows 17 meters. cougarmeat/k7nhb here. LiFePO4 batteries have surely made a difference in what one can carry. There’s boaters' net on 75M in the PNW and about the East Coast of...
  17. Because the tarp and hammock (w/UQP) are...

    Because the tarp and hammock (w/UQP) are sufficient for me in the summer, I don’t use a sock then. In the winter, I’d consider a full sock - either for a GE or RR - if I felt the weather suggest it....
  18. At home, Socks-R-Us. With a bright-as-the-sun...

    At home, Socks-R-Us. With a bright-as-the-sun street light overhead and the Up-Past-Midnight neighbors with low windows, the sock gaves me - sleeping in the covered area in front of the house (but...
  19. I tried a CCF pad in a DL once. In a short while,...

    I tried a CCF pad in a DL once. In a short while, I could feel a trickle of sweat rolling down the center of my back. If I needed to use some kind of non-breathable barrier, I’d put the pad between...
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    >hen we both got in our hammocks for the first...

    >hen we both got in our hammocks for the first time there were some ominous creaking/cracking sounds :thumbup:
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    Even though there is very little, if any, “rope”...

    Even though there is very little, if any, “rope” to rope (any line, Amsteel, etc.) movement with the hammock suspension - certainly not like pulling a standard length climbing rope through nylon...
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    No, I sent it in. It wa very old - probably first...

    No, I sent it in. It wa very old - probably first generation. It always looked a little billowy to me and more importantly, to another adventurer who shuns spiders and ants, it could be touching the...
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    Mescript, from what I understand, there was sort...

    Mescript, from what I understand, there was sort of an evolutionary development in the sizing of the RR UQ (by 2QZQ) - a lot had to do with the width of the fabric on hand. You are not wrong about...
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    Just to clarify, when I mentioned the ridgeline...

    Just to clarify, when I mentioned the ridgeline and sag - of course if you hang at an angle that puts more droop in the line you will get more sag. The ridgeline for the hammock is more a measuring...
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    Look at the HUG net. You could cut your “too...

    Look at the HUG net. You could cut your “too short’ net to work like a HUG - maybe have two. The HUG style assumes, because you are in the hammock, in a TQ, the lower part of you is already...
  26. Another “No” on paracord. Stay away from that...

    Another “No” on paracord. Stay away from that stuff. It just stretches to much. It’s like this … when rock climbing you want a stretchy rope. Because if you come off the climb (preferred way of...
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    If you are hanging with the added ridgeline (13...

    If you are hanging with the added ridgeline (13 ft) taut - that’s the intended sag of the hammock. Changing the hanging angle isn’t going to change that. The point of the hammock ridgeline is to give...
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    My length from apex hardware to apex hardware is...

    My length from apex hardware to apex hardware is 13 ft. My adventure partner’s is 12 ft. That’s how she likes it. The hammock hang calculator site is having a problem right now so I can’t plug in...
  29. Sounds like too much give - do you have...

    Sounds like too much give - do you have shock-cord in the system somewhere? If you pull you ridge line tight, and slide out the ends of the tarp with knots/hardware that will hold, It shouldn’t move...
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    Looks like your suspension is too flat (tight)....

    Looks like your suspension is too flat (tight). What is the distance between your suspension posts? Thinking you need to put a hammock tight to get “flat' is kind of a mistake. In a gathered end...
  31. >Yes, I found it a bit windy, but the view was...

    >Yes, I found it a bit windy, but the view was pretty good. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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    JesperTDK - The older RR, and maybe the new ones,...

    JesperTDK - The older RR, and maybe the new ones, have the suspension lines meet at what’s called an Apex point - where they come together. It’s a small piece of hardware the two loops at the end of...
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    I bought a Harbor Freight soldering iron once....

    I bought a Harbor Freight soldering iron once. When I plugged it in, it melted itself. Akin to that great line in James Bond, Spectre, where Q says, “I said to bring it back in one piece, not bring...
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    I’m surprised the whole tree didn’t come down -...

    I’m surprised the whole tree didn’t come down - what with gravity and all :)
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    What would happen if you laid on a bed, head...

    What would happen if you laid on a bed, head left, feet right and then someone slowing rotated the bed. Would there be a point where you would no longer feel right? Just trying to understand what...
  36. Fleskefinn - Yes, a UQP has helped me. I often...

    Fleskefinn - Yes, a UQP has helped me. I often setup alone and switch different hammocks and UQ’s As such, there is no “just right” setup for any particular combination. If you have one hammock and...
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    I don’t think this can emphasized enough -...

    I don’t think this can emphasized enough - structural things are designed for anticipated forces. The vertical beams and geometry of the gazebo are designed to take a downward compression force of...
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    The way you sleep at night does not have to be...

    The way you sleep at night does not have to be the way you lay in the hammock to fix breakfast. I’m lucky; my body doesn’t care. It just wants to be off my feet and snuggly warm. I can do that head...
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    And remember, YOU make the heat, not the UQ. It...

    And remember, YOU make the heat, not the UQ. It just keeps the heat you make around you. If you don’t make heat, cold happens.
    As you’ve read, there can be a bunch-o-factors. You said the Tarp was...
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    Joe, see the WarBonnet MountainFly, ThunderFly,...

    Joe, see the WarBonnet MountainFly, ThunderFly, and MiniFly here: https://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/product-category/tarps/

    Note that the “doors” at the ends do not come all the way to the ground....
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    The bugs are out there. Try as you might, you...

    The bugs are out there. Try as you might, you can’t - unlike what we pretty much did with Beaver and Buffalo - kill them all. It seems a worthy endeavor is coming up with something more attractive...
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    It’s been my experience that the sleep habits of...

    It’s been my experience that the sleep habits of a 5 year old are significantly different from those of an adult - especially an older adult - both in sound and movement. As such, you probably want...
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    mo_hunter, So much for their email notification...

    mo_hunter, So much for their email notification system. In fairness, maybe the notification ended up in the Junk folder. Thank you for letting me know.
  44. OneClick - yeah, not so much for hiking. More for...

    OneClick - yeah, not so much for hiking. More for car travel, kayak camping, and maybe for companions who can’t spell their initials.
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    Tarp with doors issue - unless you are planning...

    Tarp with doors issue - unless you are planning for winter camping or live where there are hellacious storms, doors are seldom necessary. I used a basic Hex and tarp with under quilt protector for...
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    Still waiting for WarBonnet to get their...

    Still waiting for WarBonnet to get their Dream-Tex stock in. I have one of their Dream-Tex hammocks and it feels a little stretchier than my other DL WB. That’s not a bad thing, just a different...
  47. A woman runner I knew, probably is a hammock...

    A woman runner I knew, probably is a hammock camper by now (obligatory hammock reference) came back from a run beaming with pride. She announced she had learned to pee standing up. I congratulated...
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    Caconym - your “few inches longer” might be a tad...

    Caconym - your “few inches longer” might be a tad off. The shortest Thunder/Mini-Fly is 11 ft and they can be ordered in 12 or 13 ft. If you are using an 11 ft hammock - and many are closer to 10.5...
  49. I don’t get much rain around here to try things...

    I don’t get much rain around here to try things out - what about those plastic “clips” that close bread wrappers. They have sort of a notch (not the twist ties). I figured they would just clip on the...
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    Setting the hammock up is one part. And those...

    Setting the hammock up is one part. And those dimensions/angles don’t have to be exact. They are all “about” and “-ish”. The other part is your lie angle. Looking down from the top, you want to be at...
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