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    Ghent (Near Hudson)

    Ghent (Near Hudson)
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    Just a night out in the trees

    First night solo in my Warbonnet since buying it last year. Quarter mile out into the woods behind my friends place in rural upstate NY.
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    how about a link to that review?

    how about a link to that review?
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    Another ridge line... The hammock ridgeline is...

    Another ridge line...
    The hammock ridgeline is meant to be pretty loose and your hammock will swing of course.

    The tarp on the other hand should be over a very taught line and staked down tight,...
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    I recently whipped mine in a sort of warbonnet...

    I recently whipped mine in a sort of warbonnet style and the lay turned from good to great.
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    Come on man... Dude is posting this in the GT...

    Come on man... Dude is posting this in the GT forum.
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    Ahh found Grizz's post about his SB Pro ridgeline...

    Ahh found Grizz's post about his SB Pro ridgeline Modification...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=5045
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    Poll: Respect to your beliefs, but I like a campfire if...

    Respect to your beliefs, but I like a campfire if it is appropriate / allowed.

    [edit]... there is some "indian saying" about 'white man fires'...

    definitely not an accurate quote:
    "Our people...
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    Much respect to your mindfulness, and to your...

    Much respect to your mindfulness, and to your beliefs!
    Best, Jake
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    Just to add two more cents... I whipped my GTUL...

    Just to add two more cents...
    I whipped my GTUL warbonnet style (without the ridgeline running thru, I just attach to the suspension) ... I have been getting a really nice flat lay @ 85 inches,...
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    Good times! I slept out last night too... but in...

    Good times! I slept out last night too... but in my mother in laws back yard!
    Happy new year!
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    I deeply appreciate the position of the mods on...

    I deeply appreciate the position of the mods on all of this! Best, Jake
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    Going hiking solo in Jefferson State Forest while...

    Going hiking solo in Jefferson State Forest while I am down here in Louisville ... good to be far from Brooklyn-town!
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    So.. what was the winning name for the quilts?...

    So.. what was the winning name for the quilts?
    come on, I'm SO curious!
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    Im in #7, thank you!

    Im in #7, thank you!
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    Have you seen this thread?...

    Have you seen this thread?
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39654

    This ridgeline mod seems to have been pioneered by GrizzlyAdams... I saw photos of his modified SBPro on this...
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    With respect for the fact that I am slow, I must...

    With respect for the fact that I am slow, I must say that I dont understand going thru all of that trouble to use seat belt material...
    Enlighten me?
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    Heres what I have... 10X10 In Camo $60...

    Heres what I have... 10X10 In Camo $60
    http://www.bushcraftoutfitters.com/Bushcraft-USA-Tarp-10x10-tarp-10x10.htm

    http://www.bushcraftoutfitters.com/images/1313175433253-2140915031.jpeg
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    Shoot... Sold out!

    Shoot... Sold out!
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    Enjoyed that, thanks very much!

    Enjoyed that, thanks very much!
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    This is really fun.

    This is really fun.
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    Since we are in the Jack R Better forum, I'll bet...

    Since we are in the Jack R Better forum, I'll bet that it is something like this... ;)
    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/Weather%20Shield.htm
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    I think this might be interesting material for...

    I think this might be interesting material for vegetarians like me though...
    I like down... I have a Yeti, but the way they "harvest" it is pretty unsettling IMHO.
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    Are you guys down?

    Are you guys down?
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    How wonderful! ...you weren't cold? 28 degrees!

    How wonderful! ...you weren't cold? 28 degrees!
  26. Thread: Raccoons

    by Jakerock
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    Thats real nice. Your friend is a genius.

    Thats real nice. Your friend is a genius.
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    I love it that you are on the Hammock Forums...

    I love it that you are on the Hammock Forums while actually in your hammock! Too cool!

    I got on the forums thru my phone on my first solo overnight in my hammock...
    The critters were stirring...
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    That hammock looks really awesome! All of those...

    That hammock looks really awesome! All of those pockets!
    Also the shape it gets with those poles - must be nice inside.
    Never really looked at a Clark before. Seems like a really good choice,...
  29. akuusist - Amazing that this is your first...

    akuusist - Amazing that this is your first post... Fantastic and inspiring setup / teardown!
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    Congrats on yr Clark! You might know this, or...

    Congrats on yr Clark!

    You might know this, or might not... There are a couple of types of ridgeline... "Structural" and "Non-structural" and you can hang gear from either.

    As for the ins and...
  31. I LOVE the "Tent as decoy" move you described...

    I LOVE the "Tent as decoy" move you described earlier!
    Great Idea.

    Thanks very much for sharing your trip...
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    Beautiful! Thanks very much for posting.

    Beautiful! Thanks very much for posting.
  33. Wow that is really inspiring. Thank you very...

    Wow that is really inspiring. Thank you very much for sharing that !
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    mind blown

    Just received it today... hung in the park briefly and my mind has been blown.
    A profound difference from my GTUL, which I now wonder if it is simply too small for me. (6ft) I have slept very well...
  35. Thread: Night Sounds

    by Jakerock
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    Part of my enthusiasm for solo trips to the woods...

    Part of my enthusiasm for solo trips to the woods is reckoning with my fear / imagination in the dark of night. ...STILL WORKING ON IT!
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    That is REALLY sharp! Nice hammock!

    That is REALLY sharp!
    Nice hammock!
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    Excitement - Scored a Blackbird!

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/4/4/8/9/warbonnet-small.jpg

    Sorry if you clicked on this and are underwhelmed!
    ... I am just stoked!
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    I use paracord / adjustable knot around 90" long...

    I use paracord / adjustable knot around 90" long
    Doesnt make a big difference in the hang comfort for me, but hangs my bug net and a few things I need while in the hammock...
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    Im into it, please check your PM... Thanks, Jason

    Im into it, please check your PM...
    Thanks, Jason
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    I want the Yeti UQ... PM Sent...

    I want the Yeti UQ... PM Sent...
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    This is one of the things I did not anticipate...

    This is one of the things I did not anticipate about hammocking. If you don't own or have access to private property, there are a lot of rules that are meant to protect trees out there.
    Also quite a...
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    Embarrassed, now that I have looked at it on the...

    Embarrassed, now that I have looked at it on the laptop...
    Was browsing on my phone when I asked for photos... Sorry!
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    Do you have any photos?

    Do you have any photos?
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    Ray Mears: D.I.Y. Paracord Hammock

    http://www.raymears.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-hammock-part-1-2/2717/

    http://www.raymears.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Figure-1B-The-Work-Board1.jpg
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    I also commend the idea, but wonder about the...

    I also commend the idea, but wonder about the viability of such an idea simply because there really isnt anyplace in an urban environment to hang a hammock and tarp that wont attract attention, which...
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    As for using the Nano underneath a GTUL... The...

    As for using the Nano underneath a GTUL...
    The idea is to rig it underneath, and then... what is the rest?
    Stuffing / clipping an insulating layer in between?

    Thanks...
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    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V_rLozbqjQ0/ThT...

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V_rLozbqjQ0/ThTxLhaJIhI/AAAAAAAAAtk/fBSNVxGlBNA/s640/GTUL_1sthammock.jpg
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    It just comes down to interpretation of "damage...

    It just comes down to interpretation of "damage to trees" most of the time.
    If a park ranger sees your suspension as damaging... thats it.
    Challenging them is likely to get you nowhere.
    ...
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    More beer, less gear. Im totally into it.

    More beer, less gear.
    Im totally into it.
  50. Thread: Army Surplus

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    Not arguing, just trying to see what you mean...

    Not arguing, just trying to see what you mean about the blue tarps being crap...

    I used one for awhile and the only faults I could find were the poor quality control on grommets (although never...
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