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  1. We even made an instructional video. It's funny...

    We even made an instructional video. It's funny that she would even want to do such a thing, but I showed her how to hang a bear bag and said "you should do a youtube video" and she was all over it....
  2. Shenandoah NP - Lewis Mtn Campground with my daughter

    Since becoming a hammock geek (and I use that term lovingly) I have been looking for ways to get my family involved.

    This weekend, I took my 12 year old daughter up to Lewis Mountain Campground...
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    There are two major reasons for wanting to...

    There are two major reasons for wanting to lighten it up a bit.

    1. So it fits on my bike for bikepacking. Everything needs to fit neatly in one pack under the saddle.
    2. So nobody makes fun of...
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    Great advice Doctari. But wait, TP is a "need"?...

    Great advice Doctari. But wait, TP is a "need"?

    My question was actually about swapping out the heavy items in my hammock/net/tarp part of my kit, but I will definitely take your advice on the...
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    I'm frantically googling a few things I've seen...

    I'm frantically googling a few things I've seen in the responses so far. Thanks!!!

    Oddly enough, I have 4 of the Grand Trunk Ultralights in Hawaiian print - I thought they were rated for 220 and...
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    How do I lighten my load

    There is way too much information on this forum! I thought I would ask for some direct advice based on what I have now as to what I should get or do to lighten my load. Hopefully there are some...
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    I feel like I never sleep in my hammock - it's...

    I feel like I never sleep in my hammock - it's like I'm up all night long but in the morning I feel refreshed. Maybe I dream that I'm awake in the hammock, I don't know. It's weird. I'm still new...
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    The rain stopped around 8:00 but it was soggy...

    The rain stopped around 8:00 but it was soggy out. Still better than sleeping in the house! I didn't have any issues with hanging there, but they have a 1.5 inch tree strap rule - I had to use big...
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    So they are allowed? I am going there tonight,...

    So they are allowed? I am going there tonight, in the tropical storm..... Do I need to ask permission or go ahead and hang it up? Treehuggers of course.

    Edit: I am going to the...
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    I'm thinking about doing this ride next year...

    I'm thinking about doing this ride next year http://www.singletracksamurai.com/events/huracan-300/ and hammocking on the route. I'm not sure if you're riding mountain bike or road/touring bike but...
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    I want in. I have to work on some lighter/more...

    I want in. I have to work on some lighter/more packable gear still but I'm close now. N panniers for me, I use revelate bags and a DIY frame bag.

    I also plan to do a Pittsburg to DC ride this...
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    Very nice! Great views for backyard camping too....

    Very nice! Great views for backyard camping too. I'm jealous, I just have the glowing light rom the KFC behind me.
  13. This thread is scaring me, I just ordered two...

    This thread is scaring me, I just ordered two under quilts from Arrowhead! I have slept with a thermarest neo air, reflectix covered with a blanket and lastly a good old blue CCF mat and I have to...
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    XTrekker, where are you going to do a beach hang?...

    XTrekker, where are you going to do a beach hang? I have family down that way - I'd like to drop the kids off and take the wife to hang out.

    Also, I live in Warrenton which is a pretty decent...
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    I might be up for that. I just need to secure...

    I might be up for that. I just need to secure spousal permission.
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    So am I reading this correctly, that getting a...

    So am I reading this correctly, that getting a 20* UQ won't be a problem for me when the temps are 70? I want one pretty badly but I keep going back and forth on which one to get because I don't...
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    I'm interested. I don't have an interesting...

    I'm interested. I don't have an interesting trail to offer up though. I'm hoping to get out there any day now, but I need to score an underquilt before I go anywhere, it's too cold.
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    Yes, but.....I built mine with all 2x6. I'm...

    Yes, but.....I built mine with all 2x6. I'm around 250 and when I get in there, it doesn't groan, sag, squeak, or anything. Even if I pounce in or my kids jump in with me. I followed the PDF in...
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    Here is one...

    Here is one https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31145. I would be interested in seeing the others too. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31145
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    I "stand" corrected. My stand isn't a turtle dog,...

    I "stand" corrected. My stand isn't a turtle dog, its the other DIY stand that's out there....basically everything I said doesn't apply. I have no experience with the turtledog stand.
  21. Thread: Hello from VA

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    Welcome, from Warrenton, Va. I'm new here too,...

    Welcome, from Warrenton, Va. I'm new here too, there is almost too much information here, I suggest you find a group hang to see it all in action. That's where I learned about it and got some advice...
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    I built mine with 2x6s and it is solid and I...

    I built mine with 2x6s and it is solid and I would load 500 pounds on there without thinking twice. There are probably other designs but if you wanted to go that way, you could put a 2x4 across the...
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    $81 at Home Depot and one evening of work. Maybe...

    $81 at Home Depot and one evening of work. Maybe a beer and a half. I used all 2x6 and did a 10 foot base to give me right at 14.5 feet from eye to eye. This is a sweet stand! Thank you all so much...
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    Welcome from Warrenton.

    Welcome from Warrenton.
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    Awesome, with a wide couple of trees that would...

    Awesome, with a wide couple of trees that would probably work nicely. Thanks for the tip, I am going to test that out.
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    I just got the 12 and set it up inside the house...

    I just got the 12 and set it up inside the house on my test rig. It was HUGE!!! I like all of the tieouts, I can see how it will be versatile. I think I'm going to pick up a 9' for me and keep the...
  27. I didn't think there was any place to camp on the...

    I didn't think there was any place to camp on the WO&D but the greenbrier and C&O are awesome. I have only done them in a bivvy so going back in a hammock will be nice. I have some AT hiking...
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    I have an old aluminum canoe. Only used it on...

    I have an old aluminum canoe. Only used it on lakes, not familiar with river canoeing but would love to join. I wouldn't mind fishing but don't care really. Let me know when you pick a date so I...
  29. Hi Leslie. I tried it out in the garage and it...

    Hi Leslie. I tried it out in the garage and it was awesome. Still looking for a tarp but I suspect it will be a huge weight savings over the bivvy I normally use. Besides....I hate that bivvy. I...
  30. I went ahead and got a double nest and atlas...

    I went ahead and got a double nest and atlas straps but have not ordered a tarp yet....that decision is kind of daunting for some reason. I definitely want to check out the mahha - I will see if I...
  31. newbie from Northern VA - looking to pack hammock on bike trips

    Hello,

    I met a couple guys (Loki and MacEntyre) at Uwharrie National Forest and decided I MUST have a hammock. I've been looking for a while but in a vacuum I can't decide what is best for me. ...
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