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    Nice looking setup. Hope the WV trees are where...

    Nice looking setup. Hope the WV trees are where they need to be for a perfect hang.
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    Good knowing mine may last 9.5 more years, with...

    Good knowing mine may last 9.5 more years, with care & good fortune.
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    Phone "angle function" is a pro tip for those of...

    Phone "angle function" is a pro tip for those of us who need help with 25 vs 30 degrees, especially while hanging on uneven ground. I'm having success with Clinometer on an android.
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    Perfect River Running Quilts

    Was grateful having ahe synthetic top and under quilts on wbrr during recent week-long kayaking tour. Kept me warm and cozy, despite being subjected to wet conditions, in & out of a drybag & wet...
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    Just used the arrowhead pole sack for the first...

    Just used the arrowhead pole sack for the first time camping. Perfect, light, strong and just the right size for bridge poles & stakes. I can't comment on mid poles requirements.
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    I've just returned from my first wbrr camping...

    I've just returned from my first wbrr camping trip. Slept quite comfortably on my side (with a real foam pillow). I'm using AHE's 20 degree UQ & TQ, as I prefer having synthetic for canoe & paddle...
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    For backpacking I've used a small inflatable...

    For backpacking I've used a small inflatable pillow placed in a pillow case along with some clothes, for bulk. For paddle or car camping I bring the super comfy Coop camping pillow. It's not real...
  8. Thread: Leg cramps

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    I usually find cramp relief by stretching the...

    I usually find cramp relief by stretching the tight muscles, in this case, leg muscles. Holding onto something solid about chest high while leaning in gives a gentle, supportive stretch. Holding...
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    Thanks for the helpful info. It's ordered and on...

    Thanks for the helpful info. It's ordered and on the way. I've been satisfied with synthetic bags since the 80's. I can appreciate the lightness, compatibility and longevity of good down. Not so good...
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    Wonderful that you both hang in rr's. I imagine...

    Wonderful that you both hang in rr's. I imagine having a range of quilts add versatility towards enjoyment, whether hiking, biking, paddling or car camping. Great planning.
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    Thank you, Sherlock for providing more...

    Thank you, Sherlock for providing more understanding about underquilts. I'll look into hydrophobic down options. I mean, if it works for geese it should work for me.
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    Smiling to your kind reply and sharing your wbrr...

    Smiling to your kind reply and sharing your wbrr expertise, Canadark. The double layer sounded helpful for securing a pad, as I've experienced slipping on pads while on uneven ground in a tent....
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    new smiling hanger

    Hello hammockers,

    Wanted to say hello from Mendocino county, CA. I'm a 65 yo lifetime enjoyer of being outdoors and communing with nature. A boy scout back in the 60's, when I learned to tie a few...
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