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    Here you go, excuse the Blue/red spur of the...

    Here you go, excuse the Blue/red spur of the moment DIY 'dummy':
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  2. Plus, find some throw quilts/blankets at...

    Plus, find some throw quilts/blankets at home/thrift stores and do as much of this as you want (split into teams maybe):
    - Make your TQs by using throw blankets and Kamsnaps.
    - Make your UQs by...
  3. ARAER cheap Hammock, bugnet, suspension review

    This thread contains a couple reviews for the ARAER Hammock, bugnet, and suspension that were purchased via VIPON/Amazon for $11.
    Post #15 is a video review, posts 20 and on contain user reviews....
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    I leave the SOL space blanket, foam pad, and...

    I leave the SOL space blanket, foam pad, and undercover attached to the hammock, then roll the entire set up as tight as I can (starting with the foot end so the bottom slit is inside). Then I keep...
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    I like this 'Carolina Becket Hitch' David -...

    I like this 'Carolina Becket Hitch' David - thanks for sharing it.
  6. Just to follow up, I did sleep in this hammock...

    Just to follow up, I did sleep in this hammock last night. It was comfortable, but I did not like the blue 1 foot width extensions on each side blocking my view and that fabric tended to touch my...
  7. First look: I received this yesterday and got to...

    First look: I received this yesterday and got to try it out for a half hour. I think it is a pretty good deal - each component (hammock, bugnet, suspension) worth the $11 price so a very fair price...
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    There isn't an R value, but the bug detection and...

    There isn't an R value, but the bug detection and keeping the breeze off your backside is worth the 6oz weight.
    Also, if you have the 2qzq UQP you can put a small keychain biner on one of the center...
  9. Thanks for that video - it will save on the...

    Thanks for that video - it will save on the learning curve.
    $11.04 and free 2 day shipping (AZ Prime) I feel it was a steal. It's due here 2moro.
    I have 3 quality Dutch hammocks with Fronkey...
  10. Just what I need, another hammock - but I ordered...

    Just what I need, another hammock - but I ordered one just to see what a cheapo knock off was like. Thanks for the heads up.
  11. Thread: Cost to go UL

    by oldpappy
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    DrBrown, I live near and often (section) hike the...

    DrBrown, I live near and often (section) hike the AT in central/northern Va. You are on the right track getting the reasonably light hammock setup. The terrain here (Shenandoah NP area) is rocky and...
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    Glad your 2nd try was better. That dreaded...

    Glad your 2nd try was better. That dreaded learning curve. But we all go thru it.
    BillyBob does come up with some good ideas/recommendations and has assisted me too.
    Thanks for the feedback.
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    Thank you for the feedback. 14" hole to install...

    Thank you for the feedback. 14" hole to install insulation between layers does sound too small.

    That ($1 store) stock space blanket is typical - I used mine for a year prior to replacing it with a...
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    Good question/answers. I have wondered about this...

    Good question/answers. I have wondered about this too.
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    Your head/neck are kept warm by wearing a warm...

    Your head/neck are kept warm by wearing a warm hat and hood. I also use a small pillow. There are many options for a pillow - sometimes a fleece top, sometimes my extra socks/shirt in a stuff sack,...
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    The 3/4 come in different lengths too, so just to...

    The 3/4 come in different lengths too, so just to give you and idea:
    FYI - I'm 5'9" 165 lbs and the 58" Jarbridge fits me perfectly. I can side sleep and have coverage for the shoulders on down with...
  17. Welcome to HF. I camp, trout fish, small mouth...

    Welcome to HF. I camp, trout fish, small mouth bass fish and repeat as well. Also backpack and lots of other outdoor activities.

    My 2 cents worth. Go to a group hang or reach out to local hangers...
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    How true this is. I mostly fair weather camp,...

    How true this is.
    I mostly fair weather camp, but the few time I got 'socked in' I packed my insulation away in my pack/rain cover/plastic compactor bag to keep dry. My hammock was used as a chair...
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    I just re-read the link in the initial post and...

    I just re-read the link in the initial post and now understand what you ordered - the new 4 season XL system. Please provide a evaluation when you get going with it. This new HH insulation method is...
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    Wow! Now I don't dare to post a picture of my...

    Wow! Now I don't dare to post a picture of my plain grey TQ :)
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    Let us know how this works for you and if you get...

    Let us know how this works for you and if you get the newer SS (SOL between OCF pad and undercover) or the older SS (SOL between hammock and pad). I use my smaller model (Backpacker UL with older SS)...
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    FS/FT: I'll take the Jarbridge. Just PM me the...

    I'll take the Jarbridge.
    Just PM me the directions on how to pay and I'll complete the purchase tomorrow morning (out hiking till then).
  23. Thanks. Enjoy that Pennsylvania spring weather.

    Thanks. Enjoy that Pennsylvania spring weather.
  24. Thank you for the report. What did you use for...

    Thank you for the report. What did you use for insulation?
    I often use my stock Backpacker UL I bought new somewhere between 2006 to 2008 - many years/nights and still one of my favorites.
    For...
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    AEGIS Max may work for you if you want 800 fill...

    AEGIS Max may work for you if you want 800 fill down. About 16 oz 40F bag.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY1bJPSZWnY

    I use synthetic here on the damp East coast - DIY Rumpl Throw, 9 oz 50F.
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    Welcome to HF. With San Diego and warm weather...

    Welcome to HF. With San Diego and warm weather comfort in mind, I would go for an 11 Ft 1.6oz fabric (Argon is my favorite) hammock with a Fronkey style bugnet (Dutch's products have served me well)....
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    Welcome to HF. I see you are in Alabama so...

    Welcome to HF. I see you are in Alabama so BillyBob's guidance will most likely pertain to you more than us middle East coasters.

    Both will block the wind well, keep the bugs from biting your...
  28. Thread: HENNESSY FOLD

    by oldpappy
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    I tried to duplicate it many years ago to build a...

    I tried to duplicate it many years ago to build a netless HH for a winter cocoon set or indoor use - I failed and gave up trying to DIY a HH. I still enjoy using my stock HH. My view is that the HH...
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    You are good to go with what you plan to use as...

    You are good to go with what you plan to use as long as the weather is good. I just used a couple hotel towels in my hammock as bottom insulation on Oahu and Guam for overnighters. Your pad will be...
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    Thank you pascal.

    Thank you pascal.
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    Mine is entirely 'egg crate' and as I recall...

    Mine is entirely 'egg crate' and as I recall didn't take much time at all to 'decompress'. Call HH service desk. They were all good folks to work with years ago when I last called. The HH package...
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    FYI: I have a 12 ft nylon hammock that I did not...

    FYI:
    I have a 12 ft nylon hammock that I did not hem the long edges. It's about 1.6 oz/yd material.
    It is retired now (Dutch and Argon 1.6's fault) but saw over 10 years use and has served...
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    Thank you Carver.

    Thank you Carver.
  34. My weak spot has been (for a long, long time)...

    My weak spot has been (for a long, long time) convincing my wife of 47 years that sleeping out in the wild for several days in a hammock and eating rehydrated food and fish is enjoyable. She is a...
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    Ha, I have a long term senior moment (or winter)....

    Ha, I have a long term senior moment (or winter). I didn't use my overcover for the last 3 years and I just forgot about it. That works.

    I like seeing all the positive and complimentary comments...
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    I assume warm weather - rectangular shape works...

    I assume warm weather - rectangular shape works fine. If you are 5'10" or so a 58" long by 42" to 48" wide is what I prefer for my 11 ft 60" hammock, but your 6 ft wide hammock may need a wider one....
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    Size 20 (T5) snaps are what I have had the best...

    Size 20 (T5) snaps are what I have had the best luck with. I use them on my summer TQs.
    Anything smaller does come unsnapped easily.

    I even put snaps at the two top corners of the TQ to snap my...
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    Ha, if I'm flat on my back I get awoken by that...

    Ha, if I'm flat on my back I get awoken by that same loud burst of noise. Try a slight side sleeping.
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    Very inspirational - thank-you for sharing. I...

    Very inspirational - thank-you for sharing. I always enjoy your campouts.
    P.S. I wimped out at +25F last night and I'm just in my mid 60's. I'm impressed for your 'not too bad' at -9F. I don't get...
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    Welcome Soccermac. Our spring get away is to...

    Welcome Soccermac. Our spring get away is to Hunting Island S.C. State Park - Hammock/tent spots within feet of the beach.
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    Welcome from Northern Va. Once you get the magic...

    Welcome from Northern Va. Once you get the magic 30 degree hang, if you keep 'sliding down' you need to raise the foot end several inches higher up the tree than the head end.
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    Shug said it all. My 3/4 UQ just fits better...

    Shug said it all.
    My 3/4 UQ just fits better and is simpler to use than my full length.
    I'm 5'9" and my 58" long 3/4 UQ covers shoulders to ankles.
    A big plus is summer use. On warm nights just...
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    I have and use both very often - for basic 3...

    I have and use both very often - for basic 3 season use I say 'Keep It Simple' with a comfortable simple gathered end hammock and Fronkey style bugnet. Sounds like you already have the important more...
  44. Welcome from Northern Va. Us Old folks do...

    Welcome from Northern Va.

    Us Old folks do take some grief here; but that's the young ones 'hoping' that when they achieve senior status they can still be able to enjoy life as we do --
    Or, maybe...
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    Thanks for the report. FYI - I have experienced...

    Thanks for the report.
    FYI - I have experienced the same 'better than predicted' results using a summer down TQ over a mummy bag.
    Also, I find a fleece TQ/Bag liner inside a mummy bag works...
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    I'm sure I had a jacket on when walking at 6F but...

    I'm sure I had a jacket on when walking at 6F but I don't recall what one. No matter, I don't own any quality cold weather gear so the jacket was a max 20F comfort zone for me and I was warm at 6F. I...
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    Welcome to the forum. So many options to choose...

    Welcome to the forum. So many options to choose from. Lots of AT thru hiker post trip reports to get you thinking about what is best for you. Test close to home, tweak your selections, and go for it.
  48. Same results with me. For me, a (Dutch Argon 1.6...

    Same results with me. For me, a (Dutch Argon 1.6 11 ft) netless gathered end hammock and Fronkey style bugnet are a good combo especially for summer nights.
    The Fronkey style bugnet provides pretty...
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    For several years I wrapped my pad in a flannel...

    For several years I wrapped my pad in a flannel sheet. The Flannel was damp in the morning and SB was dry. I think your Jungle is a double layer, so I don't know what the inside hammock would be like...
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    You may still get some condensation on the pad...

    You may still get some condensation on the pad when using fleece on top of it, but the fleece will provide a buffer between that condensation and your TQ/SB. I used a flannel ccf cover for years -...
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