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    Try not laying *directly* on either the pad or...

    Try not laying *directly* on either the pad or the reflective surface, and vent if you get too warm.
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    CCF is itself a vapor barrier. Best solution...

    CCF is itself a vapor barrier. Best solution I've seen is something breathable between you and the CCF pad.

    I use a Big Agnes Mystic in really cold weather with CCF pad in the breathable sleeve,...
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    I have a double, subtle blue-and-green. Nothing...

    I have a double, subtle blue-and-green. Nothing special but works fine.
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    Sale at Treehugger Hammocks

    Hi, friends, thought someone might be able to use this info. I'm not affiliated with Treehugger Hammocks other than I own one. They're typical HAABs and mine hasn't ripped apart in a few years of...
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    First, I'd love to see a photo of the setup. ...

    First, I'd love to see a photo of the setup.

    Second, you should be able to use the cord with tree huggers -- just loop the cord through the loop(s) in the hugger instead of around the tree. If...
  6. > My big question is am i going to have a hard...

    > My big question is am i going to have a hard time using the 25" pad with
    > an asym hammock?

    I'm a Big Agnes user, and the answer is no, nothing you won't figure out how to deal with easily and...
  7. Thread: have to ask...

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    Well, I just change, but then I refuse to camp in...

    Well, I just change, but then I refuse to camp in campgrounds. I suppose you could just lower the tarp sides and go for it.
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    You can use the BA as a top quilt by unzipping it...

    You can use the BA as a top quilt by unzipping it and pushing the bottom to one side. This still forms a "footbox" down low to keep your feet under the insulation, and the bag can be used as usual...
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    It's cheap and compact, you might try this...

    It's cheap and compact, you might try this segmented Coghlan's wind screen if it's large enough (10" x 19") for you: http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___23067
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    I use a Mystic long with a 3/8" Evazote pad + sit...

    I use a Mystic long with a 3/8" Evazote pad + sit pad (to fill out length) down to near freezing. Beyond that I'd use my 78" Ridgerest Deluxe (no longer made, I fear) or take an additional...
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    > Can any one tell me what the dimesions of a GG...

    > Can any one tell me what the dimesions of a GG 1/4" hammock pad are
    > when you fold it in half and roll it up?

    No, because it doesn't roll up well -- it's unruly. I just kept folding it and...
  12. Thread: Falling trees

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    > hog brought up a good point..never use a small...

    > hog brought up a good point..never use a small tree..i look for trees at least
    > a foot in dia..anything less might give way...

    I prefer young, strong, undiseased and undamaged hardwood trees...
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    > I like my snake skin for the HH, stuff sack for...

    > I like my snake skin for the HH, stuff sack for the tarp?

    I'd pull a Willy Wonka on that myself -- strike it and reverse it. Tarp in the skins, stuff sack for the hammock (or maybe separate...
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    Heber said: My first long walk in the woods,...

    Heber said:


    My first long walk in the woods, I used a tarp and bivy with an insulated air mattress. It was comfortable enough, but hard to find flat places relatively free of pointed rocks in...
  15. Thread: Net or no Net?

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    I have a Hennessey Explorer during bug season,...

    I have a Hennessey Explorer during bug season, because its netting is bombproof and there are no zippers or Velcro tabs to mess with or break, and usually use a HAAB (a double-sized Treehugger, same...
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    Even a Cajun will get cold if it drops to 50 and...

    Even a Cajun will get cold if it drops to 50 and you're on an uninsulated air mattress. Get an insulated one, or get a nice CCF pad.
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    If you use the BA Park and matching pad you won't...

    If you use the BA Park and matching pad you won't want to use the pad sleeve in the hammock. Just put the bag and pad together as usual, lay it slightly diagonal in the hammock, open it up, get in,...
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    > And as for getting out just sit up find the...

    > And as for getting out just sit up find the velcro grab either side and
    > just pull it apart or stick your foot through

    I've never done anything but lightly push the slit with my foot to get...
  19. Thread: hh in the cold

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    > Any suggestions on how I might keep them...

    > Any suggestions on how I might keep them together?

    Not really. I've seen people on here recommend an SPE (see Speer hammocks website). I've seen some bags with loops for attaching pad to bag. ...
  20. Thread: hh in the cold

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    Ekdog, you should be fine if the pad is thick...

    Ekdog, you should be fine if the pad is thick enough (at least 1/2" at a guess, depending on how you sleep) and you can stay on it (does your sleeping bag have provision for attaching or sleeving the...
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    I find the sheath on the Campmor stuff doesn't...

    I find the sheath on the Campmor stuff doesn't slide as badly as Triptease. I dislike Triptease, but I like the Campmor stuff. YMMV.
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    It depends on the type of dew. A tarp may help...

    It depends on the type of dew. A tarp may help or it may not (down here in the humid south it usually doesn't, in other climates with very starkly clear skies it may). Sometimes a sock is about the...
  23. No. Permethrin will.

    No. Permethrin will.
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    I'll bet Stephenson's Warmlite site would give...

    I'll bet Stephenson's Warmlite site would give some folks here a heart attack (and not just because of the prices). :)
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    > Oh, I have a MacCat for the rain so I'm not...

    > Oh, I have a MacCat for the rain so I'm not worried about that.

    MacCats are nice tarps, but not so good as ponchos. You're not carrying two tarps, are you? Double-use items, man!

    > I've...
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    > There are 2 good solutions. > 1 - Use a...

    > There are 2 good solutions.

    > 1 - Use a double layer hammock, and place the pad between the
    > fabric layers. It stays in place very nicely, and I've used this
    > method on many occasions.

    >...
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    But then if it rains you have the choice of...

    But then if it rains you have the choice of freeze dry or freeze wet. :) How about carrying a poncho and using that? A fleece blanket will work fine in the hammock, BTW -- just wear it like a cape...
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    > Putting the pad inside the bag, as you suggest,...

    > Putting the pad inside the bag, as you suggest, seems like a good solution.
    > You are basically turning your bag into a Big Agnes style bag, which is
    > specifically designed to address that...
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    > If I’m worried about rolling out am I tied too...

    > If I’m worried about rolling out am I tied too tight to the trees?

    Oh, yeah.

    > Is this just experiment with how tight you tie for personal comfort preference?

    Yes, but you'll probably be...
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    One of the nice things about having an insulated...

    One of the nice things about having an insulated air mattress along is that you can go to ground painlessly both literally and figuratively. I've done that to spend a cloudless night on a treeless...
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    I hang my all-but-empty pack from one of the...

    I hang my all-but-empty pack from one of the lightweight but strong caribiners that attaches the hammock to the suspension. Seems like the obvious thing to do. The only thing I leave on the ground...
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    > cramped panniers BIcycle camping? ROFL! ...

    > cramped panniers

    BIcycle camping? ROFL! Never mind. Just roll it and put it in a Thermarest stuff sack and strap it anywhere, you won't hurt it.
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    Bulk's a concern on the outside because of wind. ...

    Bulk's a concern on the outside because of wind. A light CCF pad can be blown to tatters if not packed correctly on a motorcycle. Ask me how I know.
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    The secret to carrying a pad like that on the...

    The secret to carrying a pad like that on the bike it to run it parallel to the bike -- along the top of a saddle bag is good. Alternatively, put it into the pack strapped behind you and let it...
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    For the weight question, ask the manufacturer --...

    For the weight question, ask the manufacturer -- they'll have to warrant it, so you should get an honest answer. You can email them and take a look at their website, http://hennesseyhammocks.com, I...
  36. Mataharihiker, good comments about the hammock...

    Mataharihiker, good comments about the hammock you like being tied to the kind of outdoor activity you undertake.

    For me, the pockets on the Clark are a "what would I want that for?" thing -- I...
  37. Thread: hh in the cold

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    In the HH, I've been in the upper 30s on a very...

    In the HH, I've been in the upper 30s on a very windy November night near Lake Ouachita. Warm in a Big Agnes Mystic long left zip with full-length Ridgerest CCF pad. Didn't want to get out in the...
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    I'll second the Big Agnes suggestion. Keeps the...

    I'll second the Big Agnes suggestion. Keeps the pad where it belongs, gives decadent comfort, also works well on ground with cushy insulated air mattress.
  39. Thread: Lightning!!!

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    Tips for surviving a thunderstorm in a hammock: ...

    Tips for surviving a thunderstorm in a hammock:

    1. Don't hang on a ridge.
    2. Don't hang from the only two trees in an area.
    3. Don't hang from the tallest trees in an area.
    4. Admire the...
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    As someone who's exactly 6', unless you go to...

    As someone who's exactly 6', unless you go to some oversized bag like an old Mammoth or Goliath (not advised, heavy), you'll be better off just getting a long. I find that all those "fits to six...
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    > Based on the premise of how the Big Agnes...

    > Based on the premise of how the Big Agnes system works I would
    > think it will require the use of the Air Core mattress to be effective

    You need a pad, yes, but not necessarily an air core (you...
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    I think his concern is that having less air in...

    I think his concern is that having less air in the BA air pad will lower its insulative value. This is true; a completley uninflated air pad has little insulation value. However, a partially...
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    With a Claytor and a Big Agnes bag and a pad, you...

    With a Claytor and a Big Agnes bag and a pad, you have two basic options: Put the pad in the BA sleeve as usual, or put the pad in the Claytor sleeve and use the BA bag as a quilt. Either should...
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    > Hector I think the issue is one of application...

    > Hector I think the issue is one of application not contact.

    Note the term "oversprayed." Yes, I've applied DEET to polyester, either by overspray or wiping my face with my shirt or what have...
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    > Polyester is not wpecifically warned against,...

    > Polyester is not wpecifically warned against, but it is not
    > specifically cleared either. I would be cautious with polyester
    > materials.

    If DEET ate polyester I would have spent a lot of...
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    Deet shouldn't harm nylon or polyester, but...

    Deet shouldn't harm nylon or polyester, but that's what you use to treat people, not material. Material is treated with permethrin, which lasts a lot longer and, as far as I can tell, doesn't bother...
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    Make a short loop of cord for each Figure 9 and...

    Make a short loop of cord for each Figure 9 and attach it with a larkshead through the F9's eye. When you dig out the Fig 9, larkshead its cord to the tarp attachment.

    You can make a quick loop...
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    Just one question, and you probably have thought...

    Just one question, and you probably have thought out the answer: It's raining and you need to set up camp. How do you do it?
  49. In addition to the other, correct answers,...

    In addition to the other, correct answers, comforters are generally quilted through, which means built-in cold spots.
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    Slick. The tacky side is the polyurethane...

    Slick. The tacky side is the polyurethane coating. Dust it with some talc powder to get rid of the tackiness, and be sure you dry it well between trips.
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