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    It was down to the wire, but Iím going to make it...

    It was down to the wire, but Iím going to make it after all. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and meeting some new friends as well.
  2. I picked up a 40į Phoenix from the forums two...

    I picked up a 40į Phoenix from the forums two years ago and I feel itís very comfortable to its rating. On two occasions, I buffered it with a NeoAir x-lite (short) and was comfortable to the mid...
  3. Woohoo!! Hope I can make this one. Sent...

    Woohoo!! Hope I can make this one.


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    Several years ago, I bought an adjustable fleece...

    Several years ago, I bought an adjustable fleece balaclava by Seirus from REI. Itís kept me warm down to my lowest hang of 2į, and because of the fleece covering my mouth and nose it collects much of...
  5. Donít be so nervous about smaller tarps, no bug...

    Donít be so nervous about smaller tarps, no bug net, and no floor.


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    I use a CRL with my tarp and snakeskins and keep...

    I use a CRL with my tarp and snakeskins and keep the tarp attached to the CRL. Iíve used both Prussiks and Nama claws.

    I actually run the CRL thru the snakeskin itself, allowing me to set up the...
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    Up here in Maryland I use a 40į 3/4 Phoenix for...

    Up here in Maryland I use a 40į 3/4 Phoenix for most of the hiking season, a 20į would work for me for all but January and February.


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    She made me really nervous with how close her...

    She made me really nervous with how close her blanket was to her stove.

    Otherwise, another good video from Dixie. Yeah she had some issues with her setup, but she was happy with the results in...
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    Iíve tried making this point off an on thru the...

    Iíve tried making this point off an on thru the years that wearing too many clothing layers while sleeping actually makes you colder. Your primary heat source is your torso, and when you wear heavy...
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    Typically I go to a stake, mainly to keep from...

    Typically I go to a stake, mainly to keep from tripping over the lines. If Iím really in full storm mode, each door get attached to the opposite side guyout on the tarp itself which ends up...
  11. Absolutely amazing. Excellent use of space and...

    Absolutely amazing. Excellent use of space and creative thinking.

    Looks like you can even see the TV while youíre hanging.


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    Thatís what I do if I donít expect rain or water...

    Thatís what I do if I donít expect rain or water crossings.


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    I have a Bushwhacked Superfly that is about...

    I have a Bushwhacked Superfly that is about almost 4 years old and is 20D poly. Itís held up extremely well, even in some demanding winds of 40mph plus.

    I doubt youíll have any issues with it.
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    Iím in the no stuff sack crowd. Especially as I...

    Iím in the no stuff sack crowd. Especially as I progressed to smaller and smaller packs, I realized stuff sacks actually take up more room. So as others have mentioned, I put all my keep-dry items in...
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    Thanks, that was the link I was trying to find....

    Thanks, that was the link I was trying to find. He helped me out a LOT when I was trying to reduce pack size.


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    Personally, Iíve ditched pretty much all of my...

    Personally, Iíve ditched pretty much all of my individual stuff sacks and instead follow a system much like Beardoh from https://www.longdistancehiker.com/ uses. Both quilts and hammock go into a...
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    Happy Thanksgiving, Dutch; and to all the rest of...

    Happy Thanksgiving, Dutch; and to all the rest of the Hammock Forum hangers as well. Iím thankful for everyone in this community who is there to both ask questions and share their knowledge. But...
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    Same here, his eBay account is where he spends...

    Same here, his eBay account is where he spends most of his efforts.


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    And at the same time, cold weather camping can be...

    And at the same time, cold weather camping can be a wonderful experience. For those of you who have never tried it and have reservations after reading this thread, donít let the stories stop you from...
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    I used to think I didnít sleep as well in a...

    I used to think I didnít sleep as well in a hammock. I always felt like I was waking up to roll over or readjust. Then I got a new running watch that also tracks your sleep. Turns out, I toss and...
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    If I remember correctly, the last year or two he...

    If I remember correctly, the last year or two he has spread out discounts on specific items over the course of a couple of weeks in order to spread out work for his sewing crew and not have a huge...
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    Yep, perfectly acceptable and the original intent...

    Yep, perfectly acceptable and the original intent of the loop. People use carabiners or soft shackles just as a convenience.


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    I have a double Hennessy, and when I started...

    I have a double Hennessy, and when I started using an UQ I skipped the reflectix, just treat it as a normal single-layer hammock and youíll be fine. I used a Hammock Gear 0į Incubator without any...
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    Iím 5í8Ē (ish) and went from 10í to 11í and the...

    Iím 5í8Ē (ish) and went from 10í to 11í and the difference is very noticeable. Iím not sure a 12í would be that much difference for me, but the 11 was certainly worth it.


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    Check out Dutchís two person tarp. 11.5í wide,...

    Check out Dutchís two person tarp. 11.5í wide, 12í long, 25 oz.


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    I saw the post, I didnít realize it was the same...

    I saw the post, I didnít realize it was the same person. Thanks for the heads up.


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    If youíre just using knots, then I would defer to...

    If youíre just using knots, then I would defer to Shug with the 3/16. If it can handle his Minnesota weather Iím sure itís up to the task most anywhere.


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    How are you planning on connecting your shock...

    How are you planning on connecting your shock cord to the tie outs?

    Iím currently using the Line Lock Hicks from Dutch and hook into 1/8 shock cord that I simply tied a loop onto the triangles of...
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    As long as my daughters donít have horse howís...

    As long as my daughters donít have horse howís that weekend, Iíll be there!


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    Iíve purchased two single piece skins from Simply...

    Iíve purchased two single piece skins from Simply Light Designs. You can select your length, skin width (standard or winter) and with or without end pockets. Both of mine are mesh and I love them.
    ...
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    No, thereís no footbox like the one in the...

    No, thereís no footbox like the one in the Blackbird. That is pretty special to the Blackbird.


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  32. Thread: My dream tarp!

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    Thatís a heck of a find there, Chesapeake....

    Thatís a heck of a find there, Chesapeake. Looking forward to your winter excursions now. Hopefully all that netting will help with your propensity to attract crawlies.


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    It stinks that youíre having to reduce offerings...

    It stinks that youíre having to reduce offerings and are behind on orders, but great to hear the Banyan is doing so well. Good luck with finding a US zipper supplier, itís sounding like a lot of...
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    You had a Tarptent in the past if I remember...

    You had a Tarptent in the past if I remember correctly, right? Enjoy your trip. As much as I love hammocks, I love the desert as well. Grew up with some land just outside of Big Bend NP in Texas and...
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    By the way, which castle is that in the hill? ...

    By the way, which castle is that in the hill?


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    Social distancing at its finest. Looks like you...

    Social distancing at its finest. Looks like you had a great trip.


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    For a counter argument: I really enjoy...

    For a counter argument:

    I really enjoy sleeping in my hammock. The problem is, Iím a VERY light sleeper. By that I do t mean I canít get to sleep on a regular basis, but I do wake up several times...
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    For your first hammock setup, the Beetle Buckles...

    For your first hammock setup, the Beetle Buckles are an excellent, middle of the road first setup. You get a feel for how far apart your trees need to be without the worry of them being too close for...
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    Awesome, glad to hear youíre making it out there....

    Awesome, glad to hear youíre making it out there. You helped me out a lot with your setup and packing suggestions so Iíll definitely be reading your journal.

    Best of luck!


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    Hereís a video Dutch did explaining the two. This...

    Hereís a video Dutch did explaining the two. This is how I learned to swap out the suspension on the newer style.


    https://youtu.be/_r0tkXW-Go4
  41. Congratulations on the new hobby and a successful...

    Congratulations on the new hobby and a successful hang. This is definitely a great community and one of the reasons I enjoy hanging so much is just to try out ideas I see here. You have been properly...
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    Storage might just be it, I have a bottle of the...

    Storage might just be it, I have a bottle of the concentrate in my basement thatís at least two years old. I mixed a spray bottle with it a couple of months ago and didnít have any issues with...
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    If money were no object: DCF Winter Palace DCF...

    If money were no object:
    DCF Winter Palace
    DCF Hex

    For the weekend warrior like myself who has a budget:
    Superfly
    Thunderfly or MiniFly


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    I have a Superfly and the Thunderfly. While Iím...

    I have a Superfly and the Thunderfly. While Iím more used to the Superfly, Iím starting to use the Thunder much more here lately and Iím learning just how versatile this tarp is. I think itís going...
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    Iíll be sure to take the side trip when I eventually make it that direction.

    Two quick questions:
    What drone are you using? Iím very impressed with the video quality of it.
    And second, this...
  46. Stop it already!! Youíre driving me crazy with...

    Stop it already!! Youíre driving me crazy with your amazing videos, and no chance for me to make it to Slovakia/Czechia anytime in the near future. (My grandad was Moravian, Brno is high on my bucket...
  47. Another home run! Great pics, you make me envious...

    Another home run! Great pics, you make me envious once again.
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    I always look forward to your posts. Simply...

    I always look forward to your posts. Simply stunning! I like your idea for placing the gear hammock. And you hang location on the hill is a wonderful example of the versatility of hammocks.

    ...
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    I donít have a hard and fast rule about it, but...

    I donít have a hard and fast rule about it, but like you I typically enter and exit from the foot end when the tarp is deployed. If Iím in camp for
    More than a couple of hours before tucking in then...
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    Thatís a great idea, especially if you use the...

    Thatís a great idea, especially if you use the tender type paracord.


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