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  1. retrofitting things on a sparrow?

    i have a newish sparrow, and i am starting to think i could maybe like a hand loop. i'm also thinking that i may want to change it over to a continuous loop for the suspension.

    i know how to...
  2. i'm going to echo the thing about underquilts. i...

    i'm going to echo the thing about underquilts. i tried to make a pad work for a whole year.

    i'm up to two hammocks and two sets of quilts and i think i want more quilts.

    i have a 40 degree...
  3. i have a WB BBXLC and a DH sparrow. i have...

    i have a WB BBXLC and a DH sparrow. i have friends who bought HG wanderlusts and they love them.

    any reputable hammock maker will get you a good hammock.

    some may suit your needs better. if...
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    hi. dedicated hammock sleeper, every night,...

    hi.

    dedicated hammock sleeper, every night, indoors and out.

    also side sleeper, sometimes stomach sleeper.

    stomach sleeping is hard in a gathered end hammock, but you can sort of do it. side...
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    i have a DIY version of the tensa4 AND i have a...

    i have a DIY version of the tensa4 AND i have a tensa4.

    they DIY version informed me that yes, i did need to lay out the bux for the manufactured one.

    now i have two.
  6. i made a frost bib just they way shug taught us...

    i made a frost bib just they way shug taught us in the vids: just a piece of fabric that hangs from the ridgeline and goes behind your head to keep the frost off of your quilt.

    camping next to a...
  7. arutha, hello from vermont. i sleep in my...

    arutha,

    hello from vermont.

    i sleep in my BBXLC with the zero degree wooki and last winter on a night that was -15F i put a sock around it with a piece of diy insulation made from HVAC...
  8. no, the net on my current BBXLC is just fine. ...

    no, the net on my current BBXLC is just fine.

    i would not like any hammock on which it sits lower, and i am therefore wondering how the bugnet on the sparrow sits in comparison to the BBXLC. i am...
  9. bugnet over face: BBXLC vs. sparrow

    sorry to keep bugging you all with these very specific questions regarding the purchase of this one hammock, but all of you are the BEST source of very specific information and minutiae on hammock...
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    i was unsure about whether or not i needed this...

    i was unsure about whether or not i needed this thing, and i sunk about $80 into parts to DIY for a non-telescoping version.

    what i learned after a couple of weeks of use was that i did in fact...
  11. good to know. if i lose a whole pair of gloves...

    good to know.

    if i lose a whole pair of gloves under me in a hammock, i have a hard time finding them, but let it be a grain of salt...

    maybe i'm weird that way.
  12. i've been looking seriously at a dream hammock...

    i've been looking seriously at a dream hammock sparrow. i think the peak shelf might do for me what the BBXLC shelf does for me, but i'm still concerned about flatness of lay because i am SO...
  13. new warbonnet? or something else?

    awright.

    so when i bought my first hammock, i read ALL the posts on here and decided that for my needs (old side sleeper, cold weather, heavy, bug allergic, blah, bah) the WB BBXLC double layer...
  14. i got the outdoor vitals pillow they were...

    i got the outdoor vitals pillow they were offering for the cost of postage a couple months back and i love that thing. i sleep with it every night and it is awesome.
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    i have one UQ because one works for me. it's a 0...

    i have one UQ because one works for me. it's a 0 degree quilt and it has to be over 60 at night for that to be too warm for me. if it's a warm night i hang it lower to vent it.

    if i was made of...
  16. you can't really go wrong with reputable gear...

    you can't really go wrong with reputable gear from reliable makers.

    think carefully about which parts of the experience are most important to you.

    when i started researching my first hammock...
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    well, looky. hi, brian! we're having parallel...

    well, looky. hi, brian! we're having parallel lives or something.

    i'm also interested in what you all think about a non-WB UQ for a BBXLC because sometimes i think i want more warmth than my 0...
  18. Sticky: do you have pix of these last two?

    do you have pix of these last two?
  19. i guess the difference between you and me is that...

    i guess the difference between you and me is that while i have a lot of skills, i also teach those outdoor skills and i do it in a fancy white hat with sparkles and a lavender bow.

    i camp alone...
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    i'm an over-50 hammock hanger, heavy, with...

    i'm an over-50 hammock hanger, heavy, with arthritis and stuff. i also like to camp every month of the year.

    i sleep every night in my WBBBXLC, double layered. i went with double layered because...
  21. i often prefer nondrinking parties because of...

    i often prefer nondrinking parties because of THAT ONE GUY who always seems to show up unless you call it a sober gathering and then he doesn't come because he can't get through a weekend without...
  22. thanks! imma be all set now!

    thanks!
    imma be all set now!
  23. hey, i remember seeing this info once somewhere...

    hey, i remember seeing this info once somewhere before i bought my tensa4, but a half hour of looking hasn't gotten me anywhere and i'm sure someone here knows this info right off the top of their...
  24. hah! i love this thread. i do not use a pee...

    hah! i love this thread.

    i do not use a pee bottle, but i do use a pibella stand up device because there's and age at which your knees no longer allow you to get a good enough squat not to pee...
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    i have no choice but to wear a bra during the day...

    i have no choice but to wear a bra during the day and no choice but to sleep without it. i either pile my clothes under my hammock or hang on my ridgeline. i DARE anyone to make a big deal out of the...
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    omg a celebrity response. shug, i have watched...

    omg a celebrity response.

    shug, i have watched SO MANY of your videos!
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    advice on pole mod?

    awright. i'm about to buy a new custom superfly and i'm tryna decide which pole mod to use. in winter i like it to shed snow and have space, but in summer i like to fly high as possible for super...
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    a patch? i love that. i've lost track, but...

    a patch?

    i love that.

    i've lost track, but i think i'm around 26 months into my personal one night every month streak? i officially started it two januaries ago but i know i camped in the...
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