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    So, there is s more comfortable material than my...

    So, there is s more comfortable material than my Hexon 1.0 Half-Wit? Not sure I can take it. I love the subtle stretch compared to my WBBB 2.1 DL.
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    Chicot would not be my first choice.

    Chicot would not be my first choice.
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    Half-Wit Review

    I got my Olive Brown Hexon 1.0 Half-Wit with Whoopie Hooks/tree huggers and Dutch Clips about 2 weeks ago. My set up with suspension and an added mesh ridge line bag weighs 1#5oz, and is my lightest...
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    Thanks. I'm eager to try it. After a near...

    Thanks. I'm eager to try it. After a near encounter like I had, I definitely want some kind of loud horn thing. I'm not opposed to a gun, but too heavy and have been advised they are of little use in...
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    Ok. I'm easy. Just ordered my 6 airblasters from...

    Ok. I'm easy. Just ordered my 6 airblasters from Amazon
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    Back in early May, I was on AT, hanging across...

    Back in early May, I was on AT, hanging across trail from Silars Bald Shelter around 11:30 PM. I chose to sleep outside of shelter, as the others were having a "safety meeting" in the shelter. Laying...
  7. Yes.Thanks. I do raise the for end and am careful...

    Yes.Thanks. I do raise the for end and am careful to keep a certain slack in theirs ge line. This along with positioning myself correctly minimizes it for sure. I've just found with my 10.5 ft and...
  8. Thanks. Same here. I got the DL, thinking pad,...

    Thanks. Same here. I got the DL, thinking pad, but quickly got a JRB 3/4 Greylock UQ, and never looked back. Might eventually go XLC, but was hoping to keep it light.
  9. WBBB 1.1 SL vs DL -Calf Ridge Factor

    I already have a WBBB 1.1DL that I've been using for a couple of years and really like it. Simple, fast, good storage,no mosquitos,etc. More recently, I've en testing out single layer Hexon (Half-wit...
  10. I've been watching all of the videos and reading...

    I've been watching all of the videos and reading all the posts that I can on the Half-Wit. I've exchanged a couple of emails with Dutch, and am eager to pull the trigger on the Hexon 1.0. (I weigh...
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    Welcome from Mandeville, LA. Keep your eyes open...

    Welcome from Mandeville, LA. Keep your eyes open for the next Louisiana a Fall Hang, usually in November, and near Alexandria on a Wild Azalea Trail.
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    This looks interesting to me. I've backpacked and...

    This looks interesting to me. I've backpacked and hammock camped there a couple of times. I've never used the designated camp sites though, always choosing to backpack in to pitch camp.

    Also, you...
  13. Tough call for me. I have a WBBB wirth straps,...

    Tough call for me. I have a WBBB wirth straps, and a HH Exped that I hooked up with Whoopies. In some ways, the whoopies seem easier to adjust, particularly when needing to create some slack on one...
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    Welcome from Mandeville, Louisisna. I've been...

    Welcome from Mandeville, Louisisna. I've been into hammock camping for a couple of years now, and love it. Going on multiple camping trips with my son on cub, then Boy Scouts, I always tolerated tent...
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    +1 on prusik's. I have the JRB a Greylock 3 and...

    +1 on prusik's. I have the JRB a Greylock 3 and have taken it down to about 22*, 11 with RealFeel / wind. No problems. Cozy with 20* topquilt. No problem snugging up with prusik's at each corner....
  16. Excellent tips all. The WBBB SF video clip was...

    Excellent tips all. The WBBB SF video clip was great too. Thanks again. Next chance I get, I'll begin to practice the ground pitch of the SF -just as a back up. Really want to stay committed to...
  17. Great posts. Thanks. Not sure how I missed those...

    Great posts. Thanks. Not sure how I missed those videos, when googling. These get right to the point, and are very helpful. Looks like at most, after some tarp practice, I might pack my NeoAir for...
  18. Alright. I think you guys have me motivated to...

    Alright. I think you guys have me motivated to work on pitching my SF w/doors on ground with my trekking poles. If I can work that out, then I think that's 95%. Between UQ, UQP, TQ, pack pad, and...
  19. I tried in backyard with hiking poles. Two tie...

    I tried in backyard with hiking poles. Two tie outs from each pole top to ground, opposite ridge line, with hammock on ground-head end somewhat elevated. I'm sure that this requires more trial and...
  20. Go to Ground Back Ups for Backpacking?

    While I've been hanging for a couple of years now primarily as a base camper, I'm looking more into backpacking. Got my gear and pack weight down pretty low, but find myself at this early stage...
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    Welcome from Mandeville Louisiana. There are a...

    Welcome from Mandeville Louisiana. There are a couple of us in this area. Just spent a few days on the Wiald Azalea Trail a couple of weeks ago. Be sure to sigh up for the next Louisiana Fall Hang.
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    I have the 2QZQ Ripstop now for a couple of...

    I have the 2QZQ Ripstop now for a couple of months. Excellent for wind protectection. I use with a WBBB and a JRB 3/4 length Graylock 3. When extra cold/windy, can stuff space blanket and/or down...
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    Follow Up on WAT Backpack

    Just to follow up...5 of us backpacked up from near Woodworth x 16 miles, roughly 6 miles per day, as one in our group was having some cramping problems. Much of WAT was burnt. Plenty of water. No...
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    Thanks. That helps. Maybe I'll drink up at start,...

    Thanks. That helps. Maybe I'll drink up at start, pack 1.5 L, then filter up prior to camp.
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    I'm kind of a backpacking rookie. Lots of base...

    I'm kind of a backpacking rookie. Lots of base camping, hanging and hiking, but very limited bkpking. Can't get my total pack weight below 35#, including food and water. Would love to minimize the...
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    Great. We will be going south from Evangeline,...

    Great. We will be going south from Evangeline, doing 5.5 miles first day, starting at noon, camping, then about 7 miles second day. Finishing on day 3. I was thinking I packing only 2L of water per...
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    Wild Azalea Trail Backpacking Advice

    Three or four of us are planning a 3 day WAT backpack. Two of us are hangers, two probable ground-dwellers. While we all have a lot of base camping and hiking experience, less so with backpack...
  28. Not sure. Personal choice. For me, I had sleeping...

    Not sure. Personal choice. For me, I had sleeping bags and blankets I could use for top quilt. But these are not good enough sub 70* without some kind of under protection. Except for putting a ground...
  29. I went with the 850 weight. At least for me the...

    I went with the 850 weight. At least for me the temp rating is right on. While I really love my EE Rev X 20*, I needed something cooler above 45*. Given that it often rains where I camp in warmer...
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    I have both the HH Exped Zip and the WBBB 1.1 DL....

    I have both the HH Exped Zip and the WBBB 1.1 DL. I love both. As someone else noted, I suspect that you need to try decreasing ridgeline tension, perhaps drop the head end down six or 8 inches below...
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    I have the EE Rev X 20*, and have used it down to...

    I have the EE Rev X 20*, and have used it down to 20* with real feel down to 11*. Awesome. Very well-made. I did not pop for the DWR or treated down, but that quilt is well made, and WARM. It's like...
  32. UGQ 50* Flight Jacket. TQ Test & Review

    Just received my new UGQ 50* Flight Jacket Top Quilt. It measures 78" x 55" and has Bosa Nova Red exterior and Glacier interior. I requested a 1 oz overstuff to hopefully get me to 45*. It has the...
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    Thanks for the pics and info. (I was worried hat...

    Thanks for the pics and info. (I was worried hat perhaps I plugged int this thread too late, so I also started a new one with same question.)

    I like the longer length of your pull outs. I went the...
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    Glad to hear you like it. I'm up for my 50*...

    Glad to hear you like it. I'm up for my 50* Red/white FJ TQ perhaps next week. Can't wait! Like a second Xmas.
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    At risk of sounding glib, I'd take the hammock...

    At risk of sounding glib, I'd take the hammock that fits your current weight range (1.7 DL), then if you reach your desired weight and don't want the extra 7 oz, either lose another half a pound, cut...
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    Thanks to you both. All of the pics are great and...

    Thanks to you both. All of the pics are great and really illustrate the set ups and limits well. My pole mod is exterior and likely creates too much of a horizontal shelf, based on all the pics. I...
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    Warbonnet SF Pole Mod in snow?

    Since I set up my Superfly with No-Sew Pole Mod, I love it. Been in heavy rain and 20 mph wind gusts with no problems. Been backyard gear testing here in Louisiana with recent cold snap, and wondered...
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    Snow and SF Pole mod

    Just spent another night out in backyard gear test. Had SF with no-sew pole mod and WBBB. Winds were gusting to 20 mph, and tarp held up well. I had the walls below tie outs almost verticle and about...
  39. Thread: HammEck

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    Can you list dimensions -lenght & width? Thx.

    Can you list dimensions -lenght & width? Thx.
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    I have the SF with an over the top ridge line. As...

    I have the SF with an over the top ridge line. As outand back ststem Saf is cat cut and should not have a tensioned ridge line under the tarp. Such an arrangement may prevent full tensioning of the...
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    I ordered the "Hug Half Bug Net" from Arrowhead...

    I ordered the "Hug Half Bug Net" from Arrowhead Equipment for use with my gathered end hammock. Skeptical at first, I must say that I kind of like it. While I haven't had a chance to test it in heavy...
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    What I meant by reflectix above is a space...

    What I meant by reflectix above is a space blanket -that super thin crackly Mylar stuff. One came with the super shelter set up. Not sure that Hennessey included one in past, but it works very well...
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    Not a lot to add to above. I have the EE a Rev X...

    Not a lot to add to above. I have the EE a Rev X 20, and love it. On sale, best value I could find. Excellent construct, loft, size perfect for me at 5'11" and 175#. Not a complaint at all, but it...
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    I'm with dc125 and altruist guy/HH on this one....

    I'm with dc125 and altruist guy/HH on this one. I'm in a HH Exped Zip with SS now at 43 degrees. (Gear testing for my 13 year old/cold-natured son). First, I set up with undercover and OCF pad with a...
  45. EE RevX 20

    Love the EE RevX 20! Awesome value. Cannot imagine a more comfortable or better made quilt. I debated closed vs snap/zip foot box when looking, and am very glad I went with snap/zip. When cinched...
  46. Thumbs Up EE RevX 20 degree TQ

    Just got the EE RevX 20* on sale. Awesomely plump, lightweight. Perfect fit. I'm 175# at 5'11" virtually no gap at foot when cinched down. I like the snap and draw cord at neck/shoulder, as it makes...
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    In an earlier post, I noted that I took it to 31...

    In an earlier post, I noted that I took it to 31 degrees with no problem. I was wearing switchbacks, wool socks and a light fleece top with wool cap/beanie, and had a 20 JRB UQ, it was comfortable....
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    Ozark at 31 degrees -no problem

    I just tested my Ozark down to 31 degrees and had no problem. I was in a WBBB, with a JRB Graylock 3 UQ. I used my Eddie Bauer First Ascent down vest and Marmot shell as external wraps around foot...
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    3rd Annual Louisiana Fall Hang

    I'm thinking Kilt Contest next year.
    Categories:
    -Manliest Kilt
    -Best Kilt-Do-rag/headband-Hiking Sock Ensemble
    -Best Kilt Mod
    -Best Use of Omni-tape on a Kilt
    -Best Wife Skirt To Kilt...
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    What a great first group hang for me! Everyone...

    What a great first group hang for me! Everyone was interesting, friendly, helpful, and welcoming. I really had no idea what to expect for m first group hang. Food was awesome. The site was great....
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