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  1. I'm surprised JustJeff hasn't been mentioned yet:...

    I'm surprised JustJeff hasn't been mentioned yet: http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearTarpTensioner2.html
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    Hammock hiker, here. Anytime I take my family...

    Hammock hiker, here. Anytime I take my family camping, or go on an outing with Boy Scouts, I will hammock. However, my yearning is to hike into the woods and sleep somewhere, out in the middle of...
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    as a retired military man, I'm happy not to...

    as a retired military man, I'm happy not to surround myself with camouflage anything. Kinda been there, done that, don't need to do it anymore.
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    Great post. Been thinking of doing this same...

    Great post. Been thinking of doing this same thing for a while. THanks for all the lessons-learned.
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    PIF section? Hmmmm, don't have any idea what that...

    PIF section? Hmmmm, don't have any idea what that is.
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    thank you both!

    thank you both!
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    Custom black-bishop bags or stuff sacks

    Wondering who of our cottage-manufacturers make custom black-bishop bags or stuff sacks. I'm looking to have an uber-black bishop bag made for my hammock and both quilts out of simple nylon fabric...
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    Absolutely not. My son uses it exclusively. I...

    Absolutely not. My son uses it exclusively. I have two WBBBs, a 1.7 which I take on car-camping trips, and a 1.0 for backpacking. The 1.7 has ring buckles. I'm currently experimenting with a system...
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    This system clearly works with a solid ring, like...

    This system clearly works with a solid ring, like SMC D-rings. It won't work with carabiners that don't have a completely round spine. Does anyone know where ti get a lightweight strong carabiner...
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    Possible new Sticky thread

    The suspension idea posted by Bonepile titled Single Ring Suspension may deserve to be tagged as Sticky.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=62266
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    I am very excited about this one. I've tried...

    I am very excited about this one. I've tried traditional ring-buckle, UCR, and buntline-hitch. All are great suspensions, but hey, fiddle factor is part of the fun. The SRS seems simple, lightweight,...
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    This looks very interesting. Can't wait to try...

    This looks very interesting. Can't wait to try it. Thanks!!
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    I'm kinda close to StumpJumper, but I'm dead...

    I'm kinda close to StumpJumper, but I'm dead tired by the time I'm setting up camp, so no exploring for me, and if firewood isn't within a 100' of camp, no campfire:

    - Site selection
    - String...
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    I have both. I much prefer the LH, it's just the...

    I have both. I much prefer the LH, it's just the way I tend to sleep.
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    Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail

    Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail
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    1. Flexibility. I don't have worry about making...

    1. Flexibility. I don't have worry about making it to the next campsite. I hike until I'm done, find two trees, and voila--home for the night.
    2. Comfort. Roots, rocks, and unlevel ground does not...
  17. Thread: reflectex pad

    by amac
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    When cutting an underpad to size, there's many...

    When cutting an underpad to size, there's many ways to do the length. But, you want it wide enough so that the sides of your shoulders will be protected by the pad when you lay in it. You can go full...
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    Of course food up in a tree. Book, ear plugs,...

    Of course food up in a tree. Book, ear plugs, headlight, etc in hammock with me, all else in pack. If no rain expected, pack hung on most convenient low-hanging branch, if rain then pack is clipped...
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    JRB No Sniv

    JRB No Sniv
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    Liinelocks....

    Liinelocks.
    http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=93
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    THis is exactly what I do.

    THis is exactly what I do.
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    All my hiking is in New England, so I have no...

    All my hiking is in New England, so I have no lack of trees, therefore no concern whatsoever about having to go to ground. I do carry a foot-pad made of Reflectix, and it doubles as a sit-pad during...
  23. Thread: Hi from Cape Cod

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    Assuming you'll do most of you hanging in New...

    Assuming you'll do most of you hanging in New England, I'd suggest bear bagging. Don't have any suggestions about the dog. Been wondering that myself.
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    what do they weigh? If the pair weighs less than...

    what do they weigh? If the pair weighs less than 1.5 oz, I'm interested. Wondering if shipping costs would add too much to the cost.
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    Poll: I chose not to post a vote, as I find the wind...

    I chose not to post a vote, as I find the wind conditions you correlate to terrain seem to not apply to the mountains. Most of my hikes are in the Whites. My perfect campsite is a place unviewable...
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    It does have a slight odor, but when dry, it is...

    It does have a slight odor, but when dry, it is barely noticeable. I don't find it offensive at all, unlike Deet, which can keep me awake. Permethrin is purchased in a concentrated liquid which you...
  27. Thread: Done buying

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    Done buying

    I'm finally done buying stuff, well, at least the big expensive things. I've been slowly putting together my hiking gear for the past 4 years. Almost all advice and suggestions coming from this...
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    enlightened

    enlightened
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    A pad definitely will slide into the footbox....

    A pad definitely will slide into the footbox. However, I would suggest cutting you pad to 3/4 length (I used the measured length of base of my neck to the halfway down the back of my thigh). Then use...
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    +1! on this device. I've loaned it to my sister...

    +1! on this device. I've loaned it to my sister and a fellow Scouting parent. Both think it works great. It takes two fills to blowup my Big Agnes Air Core. One of the best $12 I've spent.
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    um, anyone?

    um, anyone?
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    Planning a Presi traverse

    Looking for opinions or suggestions for stealth camping for a planned Presi traverse this Fall. Want to do it without rushing, so planning 3 nights. I stealthed a couple years ago on the upper end of...
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    HH Expedition on SAC now

    EDIT: not on SAC, (my bad) it's on Outdoor Daily (http://outdoordaily.com/).
    It's there all day. $109 + $8 shipping.
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    I agree with the "keep the sleeping bag as a...

    I agree with the "keep the sleeping bag as a top-quilt" suggestions and just buy an underquilt. But, if you are deadset on buying something, I love my JRB No Sniveler, and can't go wrong with an UQ...
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    Given your proximity, NH, VT, and MA go without...

    Given your proximity, NH, VT, and MA go without saying.
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    That looks like something worth a try. Thx!

    That looks like something worth a try. Thx!
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    WBBB original suspension and knots

    I now have two WBBB's. My first I replaced the original suspension with a UCR. I just purchased a new WBBB and ordered it with the line-strap suspension. I'd like to keep it as is. For those of you...
  38. Thread: Wbbb 1.0

    by amac
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    This is not meant to rub it in, seriously. I was...

    This is not meant to rub it in, seriously. I was poking around the Warbonnet site in March and decided to spend my Tax Return. I usually wait and wait and wait on a purchase until I've analyzed it...
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    Best of luck to you, Brian, and remember to enjoy...

    Best of luck to you, Brian, and remember to enjoy every minute of this time. It will only happen once.
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    I suggest you cut it so that it overlaps your UQ...

    I suggest you cut it so that it overlaps your UQ to the bottom of your feet. Start it around 2 feet wide, and trim down from there. I agree with Wags, stuffing it in the bottom of your top quilt will...
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    I was a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. Probably because...

    I was a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. Probably because of my love of the outdoors, I've always remembered this line.
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    Adarack, believe it or not, you are truly blessed...

    Adarack, believe it or not, you are truly blessed to live in New England if you are one who enjoys the outdoors. People around the world literally pay money to fly here so they can hike in the areas...
  43. Thread: UCR Variation

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    JohnOscat, I can't really tell from your pics,...

    JohnOscat,
    I can't really tell from your pics, but I assume the other end of the suspension looks the same as what your pics show. Since the WBBB already has a ridgeline, what does the second one do...
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    for the money, the campmor silnyl tarps are hard...

    for the money, the campmor silnyl tarps are hard to beat: here;s the 8x10
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    I made a RayWay quilt, several years ago. I was...

    I made a RayWay quilt, several years ago. I was just getting back into the whole backpacking thing after decades. I wasn't ready to spend several hundreds of dollars on equipment for a hobby I wasn't...
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    I'm in the pro mason line camp. Wondering if the...

    I'm in the pro mason line camp. Wondering if the difference is braided vs. twisted. I have two different types of braided and both have no issues tangling. For the price, IMO it can't be beat.
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    I have a 1.7 DL lefty. Yes, it is worth the extra...

    I have a 1.7 DL lefty. Yes, it is worth the extra $. Take a look at how fast you go through the same amount on a Friday night, and you literally piss it away. You're going to have your hammock for...
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    What's all this talk of a "special price" for a...

    What's all this talk of a "special price" for a WBBB 1.0? Is $130 temporary?
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    WBBB 1.0 double layer top quilt: JRB No...

    WBBB 1.0 double layer
    top quilt: JRB No Sniveller
    under quilt: Stormcrow's Summer Phoenix
    suspension: DIY UCR
    tarp: ZPack's cuben hammock tarp

    (I currently have a WBBB 1.7 DL, JRB No Sniv,...
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    I agree with GLP; my continuous RL runs over the...

    I agree with GLP; my continuous RL runs over the top of my tarp.
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