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  1. Thread: Jared Rocks!

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    I tell you he never sleeps. If only everyone's...

    I tell you he never sleeps. If only everyone's customer service was this good.
  2. Back packing with the "generic hammock chair". ...

    Back packing with the "generic hammock chair". That wouldn't be fun. Here's a good list of backpacking chairs.
    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-backpacking-chair
  3. Yes, I store them on the small posts and when I...

    Yes, I store them on the small posts and when I install them I slide them off install them and slide them back on. These are very easy to use and inexpensive. They fit tight enough that I've not...
  4. Good luck and I wish you well. Are you going to...

    Good luck and I wish you well. Are you going to VLog your hike by any chance?
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    My favorite hammock with a view is my Warbonnet...

    My favorite hammock with a view is my Warbonnet Ridge Runner.
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    Yea I guess it depends on if you want the doors...

    Yea I guess it depends on if you want the doors to completely close. For me the 11' is find with a gap. Shug show it best here:...
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    Why a 13'. The 11' covers the RR just fine.

    Why a 13'. The 11' covers the RR just fine.
  8. I use a Thunderfly with my RR and love it. I...

    I use a Thunderfly with my RR and love it. I also use these to protect the tarp. If you wanted a bit more coverage go for the Mountainfly as it's not much more weight....
  9. These work equally as well for the older version...

    These work equally as well for the older version of the Ridge runner.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-7-8-in-Clear-Screw-on-Bumpers-4-per-Pack-49072/206758282

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  10. If you have the older version of the Warbonnet...

    If you have the older version of the Warbonnet Ridgerunner these will prevent this. They slip on tight and I store them on the pegs when not in use. I've used these for almost two years and no...
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    I wouldn't worry about the weight as the comfort...

    I wouldn't worry about the weight as the comfort will more than make up the energy needed to carry the added weight.
  12. Pray a lot and just hope the lightning doesn't...

    Pray a lot and just hope the lightning doesn't strike the trees I'm hanging in and hope there's no destructive winds.
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    Go to ground is always the last resort field...

    Go to ground is always the last resort field repair. Use it as best you can as a bug netted bivy and hope something doesn't happen on the first day of a multi day trip.
  14. I got it right the first time :) but I still...

    I got it right the first time :) but I still experimented and came back to my original Warbonnet Ridge Runner. Along the way I purchased a Warbonnet Blackbird, Warbonnet Blackbird XLC, a Chameleon,...
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    If you want isolation simply head south in June...

    If you want isolation simply head south in June and you'll have your pick of back country sites as many of us hang it up in mid May due to the heat :)
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    Welcome to the club. The RR is my go to hammock...

    Welcome to the club. The RR is my go to hammock for comfort and ease of setup.
  17. I sunk a 4x6 in the ground 16 feet from a tree...

    I sunk a 4x6 in the ground 16 feet from a tree and used this so I can put it up and take it down. Works perfectly for my Warbonnet RR hammock. I put the pole up when not in use....
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    Mind the gap. If there's any wind and a gap it...

    Mind the gap. If there's any wind and a gap it doesn't matter if you have a -30° under quilt it simply can keep the wind from eating the warmth. This is the main reason I only winter camp in my...
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    This is so true especially if you have a bridge...

    This is so true especially if you have a bridge hammock. All the others are simply not wide enough for any windy conditions.
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    I own both and like the XLC but I simply never...

    I own both and like the XLC but I simply never use it any longer since getting my RidgeRunner. I've been using it for several years and it's simply the only hammock I now use. I got so tired of...
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    That's just the nature of a top quilt. I too get...

    That's just the nature of a top quilt. I too get wide quilts to help with this issue as I flop like a fish on a dock when I sleep.
  22. I guess I wasn't a good boy this year as I got...

    I guess I wasn't a good boy this year as I got nothing outdoor related but I did get a new tool chest :)
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    A warm one ;)

    A warm one ;)
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    I didn't realize that Scorpions lived in Alabama....

    I didn't realize that Scorpions lived in Alabama. I've never seen on here in Huntsville.
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    It depends on what your definition of ample...

    It depends on what your definition of ample coverage is. In nice weather - yes. In stormy weather with wind and cold - no. The Palace is bare minimum for me in fall/winter/early spring hanging. I...
  26. I had this so I ordered beefier rings from Amazon...

    I had this so I ordered beefier rings from Amazon and I've not had this issue since.
  27. If you are worried then get a or make a...

    If you are worried then get a or make a continuous ridge line and that worry is gone.
  28. Wise choice. You'll love Georges quilts as they...

    Wise choice. You'll love Georges quilts as they are not only warm but works of art as well.
  29. For me in Alabama I've gotten to 13°F in windy...

    For me in Alabama I've gotten to 13°F in windy conditions and my 0° Lynx under quilt and 0° Loco Libre top quilt were as warm as could be. I'd highly recommend an under quilt designed to fit your...
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    Who told you that?

    Who told you that?
  31. Thread: DCF Tarps

    by TrailSlug
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    All it takes is one rainy trip with blowing rain...

    All it takes is one rainy trip with blowing rain in the cold fall/winter and your decision will become easier :) For me and my Warbonnet Ridge runner it's a 12 ft tarp with doors and a lot of...
  32. Pointy end down here as well. I've seen pics...

    Pointy end down here as well. I've seen pics of pointy end up and a big wind come and pointy end goes through tarp. Ouch!
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    Yep it's a knot. It hard to make out which one...

    Yep it's a knot. It hard to make out which one without knowing how it tied and I can't figure that out based on the pic.
  34. As my wife says, your doing something wrong :) ...

    As my wife says, your doing something wrong :) I fought this battle for years and finally gave up and got a Warbonnet Ridgerunner where the under quilt has 4 connections and your done. Keep at it...
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    Welcome to the forums. Check out Hammock Gear,...

    Welcome to the forums. Check out Hammock Gear, Warbonnet Outdoors, dutchwaregear and others for some excellent high quality light tarps.
  36. If you want the best sleeping bag then Western...

    If you want the best sleeping bag then Western Mountaineering is the brand. Costly but no compromise warmth.
    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-backpacking-sleeping-bag
  37. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    Hey John long time no hear from. Hope you're...

    Hey John long time no hear from. Hope you're doing well. For me the CF tarps are good in late fall and winter when the coverage is needed and I opted for the palace as the Hammock Gear non palace...
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    An update. I just got to use these bumper guards...

    An update. I just got to use these bumper guards from HomeDepot and I love them. I've broken so many of the tube style that I wanted to give these a try and I really like them. Now to device a...
  39. Unfortunately, I'm guessing that the 5 USD...

    Unfortunately, I'm guessing that the 5 USD discount may be a hint that they aren't US based if that is a requirement.
  40. Wow, that really is a transparent tarp :)

    Wow, that really is a transparent tarp :)
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    The only shrinking I've seen with DCF is my...

    The only shrinking I've seen with DCF is my wallet :)
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums from another Greg. ...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums from another Greg. Congrats on the KETO weight loss. Loosing weight makes backpacking and hanging so much more enjoyable. Thanks for your service and enjoy the forums.
  43. Spend all the time you can with her as they grow...

    Spend all the time you can with her as they grow up fast and get married (my daughter last weekend) :) Beautiful area but that kind of elevation change is hard for the young and old.
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    Dutch recently stated on a youTube interview that...

    Dutch recently stated on a youTube interview that 12 footers are starting to become very popular for the comfort they provide so if ultra lite isn't your forte then you may want to add this to your...
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    I always use a bug net for bugs and or a wind...

    I always use a bug net for bugs and or a wind block but I've also awaken to a mini snow storm when it's below freezing and the moisture of your breath has condensed on the bug net. Not that big of a...
  46. Thread: Job Security

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    Cute kid and long. Congrats.

    Cute kid and long. Congrats.
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    That would be pretty stupid to stage this and not...

    That would be pretty stupid to stage this and not have a backup plan. I do believe he had a last second thought about tying off to a really dead tree :)
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    Thanks. I ordered two sets yesterday so a...

    Thanks. I ordered two sets yesterday so a testing I will go. Thanks for the idea and heads up on these.
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    He really shouldn't tie up to a dead tree. He's...

    He really shouldn't tie up to a dead tree. He's lucky and I'll be he checks out the trees in the future.
  50. I concur. Tried it early on in my hanging days...

    I concur. Tried it early on in my hanging days and jettisoned that quickly.
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