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    Happy BD! Take the day off.

    Happy BD! Take the day off.
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    Slap a Net on It

    Netless Hammock Chair, add a net and you have an ultra light hammock! Packs small!

    Yeah, I have curled up in one, and itíd do as an ER means to get up off the ground and overnight it. Suddenly a...
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    Warbonnetís Dynaweave Featuring the Becket/J Hitch

    Fast easy effective

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XA8xdm8LIs8
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    Found it! Thank you Mad777. I never scrolled past...

    Found it! Thank you Mad777. I never scrolled past the Add to Cart prompt.
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    Specs for Quilts

    Is the chart for your various quilt weights still on your website, UGQ? Please direct me how to find it, if itís still on your site. Itís informative and fun to play with.
  6. The video might be my new fav for the Beckett...

    The video might be my new fav for the Beckett Hitch. This adds to the catalogue of the best hammock instructional videos around.
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    Me? I go immediately on the defensive, assuring...

    Me? I go immediately on the defensive, assuring my husband I’m the lowest maintenance wife he could possibly have. I also get an endorphin rush concerning all things hammocking and hiking, he’s a...
  8. Love That Smell!

    For personal use, I make and bath and shampoo with pine tar soap. Pitch black bars, heavy with tar. Recently I painted the top of a fresh loaf of soap with the pure pine tar, it was a success and...
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    The jam sessions, bbq cookouts, and of course all...

    The jam sessions, bbq cookouts, and of course all things hammocks, there’s lots to enjoy. My very fav is this year’s Halloween video:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UNUeFz9ZIXY

    I just imagine...
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    Really? You can have two loaded hammocks hanging...

    Really? You can have two loaded hammocks hanging side by side off of a Tato Stand? It’s hard to imagine, seems like the stand would topple.

    Breaks me out in a cold sweat, I’ve broken bones just...
  11. If I left my hammock gear unattended, I’d worry...

    If I left my hammock gear unattended, I’d worry the entire time. Even at home, I bring my gear inside when not using for hours, especially overnight, b/c it’s so dang humid.
  12. From a neighborís yard in Galveston, we...

    From a neighborís yard in Galveston, we transplanted two semi mature palms 25 yrs ago, and those trees have withstood some serious storms and standing water after epic prolonged flooding. Palms, and...
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    Is that a hammock off to the side? How’d you...

    Is that a hammock off to the side? How’d you suspend it?

    Way to hang!
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    Huh, I’m surprised they don’t work together, as I...

    Huh, I’m surprised they don’t work together, as I thought the Chameleon and Incubator were designed to match up for quilt attachment. I’ll try that combo later today and if I have a suggestion, I’ll...
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    Coming to dutchwaregear about two weeks after...

    Coming to dutchwaregear about two weeks after Dutch’s return, 101 pieces of new gear to improve the biking experience.
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    Sticky: For those wondering, as I was, about the...

    For those wondering, as I was, about the difference between hex and non-hex traps and weather protection, hereís a link:

    ...
  17. I loaded a Dutch cart with:...

    I loaded a Dutch cart with: https://dutchwaregear.com/product/chameleon-symmetrical-top-cover/ and a saddle bag, as the top would be perfect for indoor camping when it’s kinda warm for a top quilt,...
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    Sticky: Iím wondering, why Hex tarps are recommended over...

    Iím wondering, why Hex tarps are recommended over non-Hex?


    Edited to highlight question.
  19. I like it, a lot.

    I like it, a lot.
  20. Wow, thanks for the follow up! Congratulations on...

    Wow, thanks for the follow up! Congratulations on your thru hike. Please consider writing a trip report.
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    When I was a brand new hiker and hanger, I...

    When I was a brand new hiker and hanger, I automatically defaulted to the less desirable spots, figuring I had it easier than tenters. Lots of people have that understanding. After laboring on slopes...
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    I clocked out at 4 minutes too, Flash. There were...

    I clocked out at 4 minutes too, Flash. There were 18 left, looks like maybe you got 20 and I got 19.

    If I had saved the money from materials to build 2 Turtle stands, plus to buy 3 WM stands, it...
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    You will be blown away. I decided to get one from...

    You will be blown away. I decided to get one from the last batch after falling into a hammock stand 6 weeks ago that had been elevated on bed risers, catching my hand on a cross bar as the whole mess...
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    DW shorts are perfect for hiking. They donít...

    DW shorts are perfect for hiking. They donít retain odors as quickly as other technical wear, in my experience. Additionally, they wash up clean and fast in a sink. You can dry the shorts by rolling...
  25. I’m loving the look of the Virginia Topo!

    I’m loving the look of the Virginia Topo!
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    Good Deal Hammock Lights

    https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/130786/big-agnes-mtnglo-light-accessory-kit

    Marketed for tents, they are great for hammocks
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    I have a 10’ WBBB double heavyweight in charcoal...

    I have a 10’ WBBB double heavyweight in charcoal and love the deep dark color, the feel of the material, and as always, the WBBB lay.

    Yukon’s link with color photos are spot on. I’m really glad I...
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    Head west young lady! My new motto. Fabulous!

    Head west young lady! My new motto.

    Fabulous!
  29. Good gosh you can write Cowboy! I hope someday...

    Good gosh you can write Cowboy! I hope someday soon youíll gather your extensive hammock and related experiences together and publish a book.

    Your post #31, the 3 tips to hang a WBBXL, is very...
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    My shoes are keep on my sit pad under my hammock,...

    My shoes are keep on my sit pad under my hammock, or tied to the ridge line (in or out of hammock) or on the tarp line. Or like this, tied to my spider suspension while hanging in an AT shelter
    ...
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    Brilliant idea dkurfiss, to elevate the stand! ...

    Brilliant idea dkurfiss, to elevate the stand!

    Iím using these bed risers. The stand still feels stable, and itís much easier to get in and out if the hammock.

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  32. Cool set up, nice dog! Sounds like great fun.

    Cool set up, nice dog! Sounds like great fun.
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    AT Section Hike Ď18

    Trip report - AT Section Hike Ď18

    The three of us grotesquely out of shape women (34, 60, & 64 y/o) arrived in Damascus on Trail Days Saturday.
    I had ultimately decided not to hike this spring,...
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    The Problem w Cuben Tarp

    Iíve roasted in the middle of the day unless under shade. It feels like the heat is intensified. Desire welding strength sunglasses.

    I was hanging under the pictured Cuben, ordered Dutchís Hex in...
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    I just saw the thread about the printed shorts....

    I just saw the thread about the printed shorts. I’m a spectacle as it is, gotta go plain. However, seeing some Dutch prints @ Trail Days, I possibly could reconsider. The pine was nice!
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    No pockets, darn. Now I miss pockets! Maybe in...

    No pockets, darn. Now I miss pockets! Maybe in version 2
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    Sweet! Nice solution

    Sweet! Nice solution
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    Dutch Shorts!

    Love these shorts! Iíve been wanting a pair for ages and theyíre now available.

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    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/dutch-shorts/
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    Get these: ...

    Get these:

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/spider-daisy-chain-webbing/

    Itíll solve all of your problems.
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    Iím 5í7Ē. The sweet spot happens in the WBBB...

    Iím 5í7Ē.

    The sweet spot happens in the WBBB and the WBBB XLC, single or double layer. While I havenít met a GE hammock I didnít like, all of the cottage industry hammocks have at least one...
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    Darien on the AT

    I grabbed my Dream Hammockís Darien when fast packing upon beginning my lastest AT section hike. I had decided not to go, but my hiking buddy stayed with us overnight while driving to the trail...
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    UGQ, their quilts are my preference, particularly...

    UGQ, their quilts are my preference, particularly for a TQ. I do have UQ’s by HG that are super, super nice.
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    Mesh Sleeve - A Must Have

    Iím currently section hiking the AT, my 3rd outing but first using Hammock Gearís Mesh Sleeve, or any sleeve while hiking.

    Sliding the sleeve over my hammock in the morning, then rolling it up and...
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    Smckinney: Amen to that! Imagine if I had heard...

    Smckinney: Amen to that! Imagine if I had heard this on the trail and couldnít get details...

    Dutch: Haha, Iím aiming for 100 miles.
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    Trail Worthy

    It was a pleasure to meet you Dutch @ Trail Days.

    The blue daisy Spiders and Mantis suspension is far and away the BEST Iíve used. Itís fast, light, bomb proof. Thank you.

    I mentioned my...
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    Yeah, the height concerned me. WMís selling a...

    Yeah, the height concerned me.

    WMís selling a hammock stand for $48 that hangs a 10í GE. I can stretch out sideways and get comfortable, hanging just above lateral support bars, and donít brush...
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    Makes propping up a leg with pillows in bed old...

    Makes propping up a leg with pillows in bed old school.
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    LaSiesta Hammock Stand

    http://www.lasiesta.com/NAS20-19/

    Anybody have any thoughts on this? Will it work for a 10í Hammock?
  49. What a great trip! It caught my eye because I’ve...

    What a great trip! It caught my eye because I’ve just learned of this trail and am very interested in it.

    What wowed me was your being so close to RSBTR (really) and how fantastic your wife is...
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    163814 Hanging out at home tonight with my...

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    Hanging out at home tonight with my son’s two Dobies, my husband’s Heinz 57, and my three small dogs. They all love to congregate around the hammock.
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