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    The RidgeRunner is a different critter from a GE...

    The RidgeRunner is a different critter from a GE with a net/ridgeline in that the RR’s net is not attached to the hammock’s suspension. It has its own bungee cord to lift it up. So it's not an issue...
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    A nice thing about down is its wide comfort...

    A nice thing about down is its wide comfort range. But you live in Southern California and you are talking about a summer setup. Here in Bend, at 4,000 ft, in December, it will be 70 degrees today....
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    deadeye, you beat me to it. Which is good because...

    deadeye, you beat me to it. Which is good because I’m sure “some people” are making sure my posts don’t offend. An my posts have plenty of typoes too.

    I started with a Hennessy but also used parts...
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    hutzelbein, if the orientation of the Tensa4...

    hutzelbein, if the orientation of the Tensa4 allows it, you could put a small bar on the anchor line and run it through the gap between/below a hinged door and wall. That would probably secure it...
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    I think this will explain it:...

    I think this will explain it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz-p1gH1nGc
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    The pack works great until you hear some sort of...

    The pack works great until you hear some sort of “crunch” sound.
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    I have 2” huggers in a bag somewhere. I’m sure,...

    I have 2” huggers in a bag somewhere. I’m sure, if I ever needed them, they’d be back home - still in the bag. So if a park person complained about 1 inch tree straps, I’d think sticking some twigs...
  8. First, the UQ should fit tight enough against the...

    First, the UQ should fit tight enough against the hammock to lift it a bit when you are not in it. There is also an assumption that your UQ has a differential cut - a top and bottom side with the...
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    This assumes you won’t need your raincoat...

    This assumes you won’t need your raincoat (poncho) while your hammock is up. That means, if it’s raining, you’ll be putting your hammock and gear away, in the rain, while not wearing rain gear. Or,...
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    One thing to consider is, with the 11 ft tarp,...

    One thing to consider is, with the 11 ft tarp, your RR suspension dogbones will probably be outside the tarp ridgeline. As such, they can be a highway for water. Given the nature of the RR, with...
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    I’d hang the quilts if I could - but I can’t (no...

    I’d hang the quilts if I could - but I can’t (no room). So I use the large cotton storage bags. If not included, they usually sell for about $10. REI has them.
  12. I’m surprised there haven’t been reports of the...

    I’m surprised there haven’t been reports of the foot slipping. I guess the lbs/square inch are so great that it sort of makes it’s own pocket in the soil. I now recall that with one support, you...
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    Dublinlin, Thank you for the encouragement and...

    Dublinlin, Thank you for the encouragement and money saving idea of a the conversion kit. In my case, I have to think of more than one. So a Solo and a tensa4 provide that coverage. Fortunately, I...
  14. Latherdome - Thank you for that info. I...

    Latherdome - Thank you for that info. I understand the Tensa4 just needs that one anchor and many things will substitute for a ground anchor. I was thinking more in terms of the Solo pole. I tried...
  15. Aside from motorcycles and cougarmeat after...

    Aside from motorcycles and cougarmeat after Thanksgiving Dinner, the usual supplied anchors for the Tensa4 and the Solo setup are the orange plastic screws, or the boomstakes in 30 or 40 cm (40 cm is...
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    tom-o, Just remember, it’s all compromise. There...

    tom-o, Just remember, it’s all compromise. There is no, tarp that’s perfect for everything, and there is no rule that says you can only own just one tarp. However, there is economic reality.
  17. CVKealey, there is a For Free sub-forum in the...

    CVKealey, there is a For Free sub-forum in the MarketPlace area (below the For Sale sub-forum and a couple of others). You might try to offer it - with the same problem description you put here....
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    OneClick - where is your romance :) Can’t you...

    OneClick - where is your romance :) Can’t you image swinging gently with a little breeze, holding hands across the two hammocks, gazing up at the stars. Okay … you probably wouldn’t see stars...
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    OneClick, I’m a little confused by the PU side...

    OneClick, I’m a little confused by the PU side issue. When I’ve used Tenacious (repair) tape, the key point wasn’t which side was PU, it was which side had the adhesive. You had cut the patch to the...
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    That seems to jive with my experience. In dealing...

    That seems to jive with my experience. In dealing with basic cold - not minus double digit extremes - the quilt/bag insulates such that a “cloud” of warm air surrounds me. If I insulate too much (too...
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    And - it sounds like you each had your own trees,...

    And - it sounds like you each had your own trees, “closely spaced.” Remember that you can run two hammocks off just two trees (head/foot end) by bringing the suspension of one hammock off the left...
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    Remember if you are in the lower end of the 5’6”...

    Remember if you are in the lower end of the 5’6” to 6’ range, a ¾ length UQ might be essentially full length. Those shorter styles are easier for me to set up because the loft is concentrated where...
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    When I carry a camp pillow it is not so much for...

    When I carry a camp pillow it is not so much for my head (which would be tilted too much with a pillow) as it would be for a knee support OR, positioned up near my head to push the bug net out of the...
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    Dublinlin - do you use snake skins on your tarp?...

    Dublinlin - do you use snake skins on your tarp? If not, your description is an excellent example of a snake skin’s benefit - why you’d want one. I also struggled, twice, in putting up a tarp in...
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    I would have thought the zipper pulls - assuming...

    I would have thought the zipper pulls - assuming your pal opens and closes his own tent - would be wider; easier for K9 grabbing. Looks pretty cool but more than that - I can’t help but feel Frisco...
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    OneClick - I noticed that you did a great job of...

    OneClick - I noticed that you did a great job of matching the fabric color; that’s a feature or a bug. I like contrasting colors - sort of a badge of adventure. If I do something like spike a hole in...
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    If you want to get close to the benefit of a...

    If you want to get close to the benefit of a sleeping bag - wrap around coverage; no air gaps appearing if you move about - but with a TQ, use a HammockGear TQ with the Wide option. It provides...
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    Poll: Ah - I see, I got confused between posting here...

    Ah - I see, I got confused between posting here and posting in the newer thread. No, I haven’t contacted anyone directly. It is just a whim. I’m not much of a trinket/charm/keepsake kind of person...
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    Looks like there are about 157 posts on the...

    Looks like there are about 157 posts on the subject and most of those that I read are suggestions about the requirements. So the question remains. Is this “patch” a real thing? If so, is there a...
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    I switch around between some GE’s and the...

    I switch around between some GE’s and the RidgeRunner (occasionally the RSBTR DIY bridge kit) - but my “at home” is outdoors at home. So right now I’ve got one foot on the 0° UQ/TQ dock and the other...
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    One note that Phantom Grapplers technique for...

    One note that Phantom Grapplers technique for setting the UQ tension, resulting in lift of the hammock (also mentioned in Shug’s video), assumes that your UQ was made with a differential cut. That...
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    Pippi, one last comment because it sounds like at...

    Pippi, one last comment because it sounds like at least some of your trips will be solo - with readily accessible backup. That’s GREAT. You will make mistakes so one thing to have in your pack is a...
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    Pippi, For me it’s more something like … I’m...

    Pippi, For me it’s more something like … I’m going to be out for 5 days, I may run into a non-tree area for 2 of those days. So I’ll not be as comfortable because I’ll be on the ground - but I’ll...
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    Pippi, that hanging tent is ground luxury but...

    Pippi, that hanging tent is ground luxury but remember you have most of what you need to go to ground with a hammock that has a built in bug net. That “tent” still needs supports so you would have...
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    As long as suggestions are being tossed in, an...

    As long as suggestions are being tossed in, an Under Quilt Protector (UQP) makes the UQ fit less critical. You still have to pay attention - it’s not a “Hands off the wheel” device - but it will...
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    Once when kayaking, my friend showed me how he...

    Once when kayaking, my friend showed me how he could use his tow line as a clothesline in camp. Later we went for a day paddle. On the way back I smiled and told him I was too tried and asked if he’d...
  37. Remember that load weight assumes certain hang...

    Remember that load weight assumes certain hang angles. 190 lbs in the hammock can easily exceed over 200 lbs force on the system with shallow hang angles. Given all that other stuff, you are only...
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    Note that if you buy via kickstarter, the item...

    Note that if you buy via kickstarter, the item might be available 6 months to a year later than predicted. That’s been my experience with five or six purchase. Just seems the nature of the beast. It...
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    Just a word on bike weight. Remember Judo -...

    Just a word on bike weight. Remember Judo - depending upon where the force is placed, something must lighter can tip over something heavier. Once, as I left for work, I saw my neighbor on the ground...
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    lelavoia, perhaps the drink aids more in keeping...

    lelavoia, perhaps the drink aids more in keeping hydrated. If it contains electrolytes, so much the better.
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    In addition to lelavoia's suggestion to eat,...

    In addition to lelavoia's suggestion to eat, remember - the quilts don’t create the heat, they only help you keep the heat you create. I think it’s important to embrace that concept because it...
  42. ParaJosh, The short answer is, “Yes.” And...

    ParaJosh,
    The short answer is, “Yes.”

    And now, the rest of the story … (cue the Twilight Zone music) Imagine if you will, two vertical trees separated about 15 ft apart. Draw a straight line...
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    OutandBack, do you remember who? Do you know if...

    OutandBack, do you remember who? Do you know if they are still available?
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    Remember that the source of wetness not only...

    Remember that the source of wetness not only comes from the sky - your body makes a lot of water vapor too. Just lie down, with bare skin, on a closed cell form pad (CCF) - the old blue camping type...
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    m00ch - Nice Rig! :thumbup: Jeeps with Kayaks...

    m00ch - Nice Rig! :thumbup: Jeeps with Kayaks (and hammocks) are like peanut butter and chocolate.
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    Do you ever have any trouble with the single pole...

    Do you ever have any trouble with the single pole sliding forward. Seems like it wants some kind of “stop” on the hammock side of the pole. I’m sure natural ground would be fine but I was recently at...
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    I'm sure we can all relate to this simple prayer,...

    I'm sure we can all relate to this simple prayer, "Oh Lord, please help me remember not to drive off without first detaching ...

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    To throw some complexity in the mix - besides...

    To throw some complexity in the mix - besides Bill Townsand’s bridges - there is also RSBTR’s DIY kit. It’s single layer with a pole width of about 32 inches - wider than the foot end of the RR,...
  49. 2QZQ used to sell both breathable and...

    2QZQ used to sell both breathable and non-breathable version. I tied non-breathable once and exchanged it for a breathable version because of condensation issues. There are full socks, all breathable...
  50. Interesting fence to sit on. As cmoulder said,...

    Interesting fence to sit on. As cmoulder said, depending upon your height, that ¾ length Phoenix could be practically full length. It is for me. Though the wookie is designed for the WB, it might be...
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