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    I just received a "Starter" from SLD that comes...

    I just received a "Starter" from SLD that comes with an adjustable ridgeline and suspension for under $60 (a 2nds) that, IMO, is light years ahead of any mass production hammock.

    You can even get...
  2. After getting one of the "seconds" I'd have to...

    After getting one of the "seconds" I'd have to say that it's the best deal around.

    I love it
  3. Thread: Bug net

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    I've done a week long scout camp using a Town's...

    I've done a week long scout camp using a Town's End with that style net and had zero issues.

    As said, the skeeters don't seem to realize they can go down to go up.
  4. Thanks!!! I was cruising old threads and saw...

    Thanks!!! I was cruising old threads and saw this.

    I just ordered one to keep up at the lake for lounging instead of my son's mass production small hammock.
  5. If left outside, pipe will also rust/corrode and...

    If left outside, pipe will also rust/corrode and be VERY difficult to disassemble.
  6. Thread: Hammock chair

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    185997 185998 90, sunny, no wind, looking...

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    90, sunny, no wind, looking at the lake.

    I am considering getting a second chair just to keep at the lake so I'm don't ever have to worry about forgetting to bring it.
  7. The rubber feet I used from Home Depot fit the...

    The rubber feet I used from Home Depot fit the non-tapered, full sized pole.

    I did do 6 poles, but got most from a friend.
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  8. 185977 185978 This is the perfect size for...

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    This is the perfect size for my WBRR
  9. Guy lines on each end got rid of the end to end...

    Guy lines on each end got rid of the end to end wobble.

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  10. Thread: Ridge runner

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    I just tested it my hammock stand last night...

    I just tested it my hammock stand last night using my single layer Ridge Runner. I'm 6' tall, 190lbs and think it's a good size.

    And that's coming from a guy spoiled by a Big Boy bridge.
  11. My wife thinks it's a great idea for me to use...

    My wife thinks it's a great idea for me to use for a week at scout camp, but there's no freaking way it would ever get inside the house.

    I'm going to hang tonight to see how it goes for sleeping.
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    They were about usual last weekend up by Shovel...

    They were about usual last weekend up by Shovel Point.....

    ..... so, pretty bad
  13. Thread: Hammock chair

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  14. Screwing in the end eye bolt kept the legs from...

    Screwing in the end eye bolt kept the legs from walking in.

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    I am thinking I'll use a screw in anchor on each end to tie it down so I don't have to worry about it flying away during my...
  15. 7.5' top poles, 6.5' legs. Eye bolts to stop...

    7.5' top poles, 6.5' legs. Eye bolts to stop legs from spreading. End bolts on the Ls screwed in to stop the legs from walking in. Straps adjusted and marked H and F.

    It works great with my...
  16. The frame saver didn't make the pipes hard to...

    The frame saver didn't make the pipes hard to slide together, so that's good. I'm starting with 6'6" legs and 7'6" top posts x2 for roughly 15' to see what I need for my Ridge Runner to work with a...
  17. Thread: Hammock chair

    by goalie
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    The chair arrived and is awesome!!!! I'm going...

    The chair arrived and is awesome!!!!

    I'm going to be the most relaxed dad/leader at scout camp next month!!!!
  18. So, going off the original post, I bought the...

    So, going off the original post, I bought the original fittings that needed to be cut. Thankfully, I do a lot of metal working and have a metal chop saw.

    I also took note of some people's...
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    3/4 length Ridge Creek

    So, I'm trying a WBRR for camping where my Town's End BBBH is too big/heavy/no integral bug net.

    Ordered a 45 degree Hexcam Wasteland Ridge Creek UQ to try out. I was at the lake this past...
  20. In joining the club. My fittings just arrived.

    In joining the club. My fittings just arrived.
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    The jackhole's bridge works perfectly with...

    The jackhole's bridge works perfectly with "normal" UQs though, so there's that....

    :lol:
  22. Thread: Hammock chair

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    Add me to the list of people ordering a chair. ...

    Add me to the list of people ordering a chair.

    :boggle:
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    They got my 3/4 length 45 degree UQ shipped so...

    They got my 3/4 length 45 degree UQ shipped so fast that it inspired me to order a hammock chair and a few foot pads to try with the shorter quilt.
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    I'm 51 now I remember this thread from a long...

    I'm 51 now

    I remember this thread from a long time ago. It was for the "old guys."

    Now I'm one of the old guys.

    I feel a lot better hanging than on the ground with the exception of very...
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    The Ridge Runner is awesome in regards to the...

    The Ridge Runner is awesome in regards to the view
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  26. Double sided porch mode

    Double sided porch mode
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    I ordered an UQ for my new Ridge Runner yesterday...

    I ordered an UQ for my new Ridge Runner yesterday and just got a shipping notice tonight.
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    I like synthetic canoe and kayak camping, or in...

    I like synthetic canoe and kayak camping, or in the winter when condensation will happen.

    The size/weight penalty is more than offset if my insulation gets wet and still insulates.
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    I got my sale-ordered Ridge Runner. It is a...

    I got my sale-ordered Ridge Runner.

    It is a really nice design, and it's comfy.

    It's not my Big Boy bridge, but, since I'm not that big, the single layer works and appears to fill the gap I...
  30. I tried my seventh or eighth today. Just got a...

    I tried my seventh or eighth today.

    Just got a 30D single layer Ridge Runner to try out.

    It was super easy to set up, loved the saddle bags, and really love the bug net being attached. It's...
  31. Thanks!!!

    Thanks!!!
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    This. I'm 6' 190, but I've had a few 300+ dad's...

    This. I'm 6' 190, but I've had a few 300+ dad's at Scout camp outs try it and love it.
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    100 degrees, humid, but with some wind. I was...

    100 degrees, humid, but with some wind.

    I was the most comfortable in my BGBH.

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    My Town's End bridge allows for great views. ...

    My Town's End bridge allows for great views.

    I'm going to try out a Ridge Runner, mainly for the bug net, to see if I like that as well.

    The Town's End probably isn't going to get beat for...
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    I broke my back in 1994. I am miserable sleeping...

    I broke my back in 1994. I am miserable sleeping on the ground.

    My Townsend Big Guy Bridge is awesome for me.

    I'm going to try a Ridge Runner single layer to see if that works for me when I...
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    I did a week in Wisconsin during peak bug season...

    I did a week in Wisconsin during peak bug season for my son's scout camp with my Big Guy bridge and net with no issues.

    It's by far my favorite hammock.

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    I ordered one with "full" rectangular insulation...

    I ordered one with "full" rectangular insulation as well. Hopefully it will fit my bridge hammock as well as my backpacking hammock


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    My Loco Libre that I already had fits mine great....

    My Loco Libre that I already had fits mine great.

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    I've got well over 150 nights in mine now. ...

    I've got well over 150 nights in mine now.

    I'm not that "big' at 6', 190lbs, but I broke my back in 1994 and this thing has been a game changer for me.

    I am still in love.

    Sent from my...
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    So, this is a hit at scout camp. Few...

    So, this is a hit at scout camp.

    Few observations:

    1. Lotta rain so far here in WI. A regular 11' Superfly has kept me dry.

    2. Love the visibility.

    3. The big net works. I like the...
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    Well past the honeymoon phase. Just got back...

    Well past the honeymoon phase. Just got back from my lake place where I slept in a bed.

    The watch may not be 100% accurate, but I can feel the difference.

    I was glad to be home last...
  42. Like anything, it takes time. Until you are...

    Like anything, it takes time.

    Until you are used to sleeping in the wilderness, you won't be comfortable sleeping in the wilderness.

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    Still sleeping indoors with it. Still getting...

    Still sleeping indoors with it. Still getting >50% "deep" sleep most nights.

    The only downside I've found is that if I put my headlamp over the ridgeline, it bounces around and makes noise when I...
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    So nobody over about 220 of I want to be safe? ...

    So nobody over about 220 of I want to be safe?

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    I figured I'd post an update after 15+ nights...

    I figured I'd post an update after 15+ nights sleeping in it, since everyone loves new gear, so my initial thoughts were probably influenced by "it's new" bias.

    First off, I'm not really sleeping...
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    Yeah. The Luxury Bridge was a game changer for...

    Yeah. The Luxury Bridge was a game changer for me. I've been sleeping in it full time at home since I got it.

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    Scrolling through a few more hammock nights in...

    Scrolling through a few more hammock nights in the Luxury Bridge.

    It's been better than I thought. The "bad nights" are right around...
  48. There are different options. I got the long...

    There are different options. I got the long ones, and they are 16' each.

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    Little update: I might be altering my at home...

    Little update: I might be altering my at home sleep habits to use this thing most nights. My Garmin watch tracks sleep quality and I went from about 25% "deep" sleep to this

    I also found that my...
  50. Heavy, inexpensive, long daisy-chain for newbies

    So, a few people from my work wanted to try a hammock after seeing mine in the backyard.

    None wanted to learn the Becket Hitch. None care about weight.

    So, I tried these off of Amazon:
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