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    One idea you might consider is: you don't...

    One idea you might consider is: you don't necessarily need to use a hammock to enjoy the benefits of a top quilt.

    A second consideration: Venting. Same as with an underquilt, letting the warm...
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    There is a KOA just outside the West Glacier...

    There is a KOA just outside the West Glacier entrance. The majority of the campground was set-up for huge RV's. However, there are a handful of tent campsites w/many tress suitable for hanging a...
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    I have both sewn and snaps. Sewn is warmer when...

    I have both sewn and snaps. Sewn is warmer when the temps begin to drop. Snaps allow me to vent and extend the comfort range for warmer but can be drafty when cold. I stack them for very cold. If...
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    noekei, Wow! Traveling for a whole year? ...

    noekei,

    Wow! Traveling for a whole year? When do you plan to leave for your trip? How many nights will you sleep in you hammockS prior to leaving? How much money have you set aside to equip...
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    Underquilt? I assume you are looking at the...

    Underquilt? I assume you are looking at the Incubator or Phoenix, the Burrow is a Top Quilt.

    I have a 20* set of HG quilts that serves me well in all but the coldest temps. I also have a 40*...
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    My kids are now 17 and 11. I own several items...

    My kids are now 17 and 11. I own several items which I believed would last my lifetime however, exposure to children turned them to garbage in short order. By my math, you have at least a decade...
  7. I also keep the laces in my shoes, weight be...

    I also keep the laces in my shoes, weight be damned.
  8. I am more handsome since I started using Dutch...

    I am more handsome since I started using Dutch clips. My previously foul smells are akin to a blend of wild flowers and baking Apple pie since adopting Dutch Clips on all my hammocks. I have never...
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    My wife picked up a couple of cheap synthetic...

    My wife picked up a couple of cheap synthetic down "Throw blankets" at a discount/overstock store (less than $20 each). A light fleece blanket will work. With a nice underquilt you'll find you...
  10. Thread: ENO OneLink

    by OCDave
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    Buy Now and Enjoy!

    I started hammock camping with a OneLink System and an inflatable Thermarest clone sleeping pad. I chose the ProFly as my tarp as it provides the best coverage of their options. I learned a great...
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    I am currently trying to plan a 2 night...

    I am currently trying to plan a 2 night backpacking trip for a handful of Scouts. I am kinda leaning toward Flume Trail just a few miles from Mt Rushmore. This is a bit short for a robust hiker...
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    I always try to pick the products that give me...

    I always try to pick the products that give me 20% more than the competitor. It appears that Hammock Gear is their own fiercest competitor. More down for the same cost seems an odd thing about...
  13. It's the cold. Hypothermia induced diuresis ...

    It's the cold. Hypothermia induced diuresis

    Cold suppresses Anti-diuretic hormone release in your body. Decreased ADH results in less water reabsorption in the tubules of your kidneys therefore,...
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    T'was the fate of my first whoopie sling as well....

    T'was the fate of my first whoopie sling as well.

    Rather than a bead, I run a piece of Lash-it through the Amsteel then run the tails throgh the center of the amsteel just an inch or so. I...
  15. Over- under for me. As it turned out for us, he...

    Over- under for me. As it turned out for us, he sleeps left to right and I sleep right to left so I didn't feel constrained.

    My thought process was also that I wanted to be close enough in case...
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    Send me a ticket, round-trip from Minneapolis. ...

    Send me a ticket, round-trip from Minneapolis. I'll be a stand-up guy and go over and scout it out for you. Yep, that is just the kind of guy I am.

    Well, at least post the video and I'll...
  17. My youngest started about that age. We bunked...

    My youngest started about that age. We bunked the hammocks under a HammockGear Stnd tarp with doors. He was directly above me in a Blackbird, I was in a gathered end LiteOwl close enough it was...
  18. Thread: Coyote Gulch

    by OCDave
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    I visited Utah for the first time just last...

    I visited Utah for the first time just last month. I had hoped to get to Spooky Gulch and Peekaboo Gulch but, just too much really cool stuff to see. The only thing keeping me from joining you on...
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    PapaG, Consider contacting ENO directly. ...

    PapaG,

    Consider contacting ENO directly. https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/contact-us/

    We frequently read about the responsiveness of our cottage vendors to issues such as yours. ...
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    My first tarp was the ProFly. It is fine for...

    My first tarp was the ProFly. It is fine for shade or light drizzle but, it doesn't provide much protection once it starts to get windy or the rain starts coming down harder. I now own a Hammock...
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    Accessories? What, other than a hammock, do you...

    Accessories? What, other than a hammock, do you have now? Tarp? Underquilt? What are you using, or planning to use for your suspension system?

    You'll likely find one retailer has the best X...
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    If it was windy enough to pull your stakes it...

    If it was windy enough to pull your stakes it would be to windy for me to sleep. Fall asleep staring at the stars, cool...fall asleep in an April breeze, just cold.
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    Vandalism. Sure there are bigger things to worry...

    Vandalism. Sure there are bigger things to worry about but, it is crap that anyone believes it would be OK to vandalize public space. Especially distasteful to graffiti nature (rocks below the...
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    While I have never met Dutch, Stormcrow,...

    While I have never met Dutch, Stormcrow, Warbonnetguy, Marty at Winderness Logics, Stu at WhoopieSlings.com, Tinny at Minibull or the several other individuals who have contributed to my outdoors...
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    Welcome to MN SMMarvin and welcome to the forum.

    Welcome to MN SMMarvin and welcome to the forum.
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    If you learned something the money was not...

    If you learned something the money was not wasted. Some lessons in life are free, many can be quite expensive, learning to hammock for the cost of an ENO; quite reasonable.
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    How fast should hammock camping grow? Why should...

    How fast should hammock camping grow? Why should it grow faster?

    My concern is that if suddenly there are many more hammock campers, parks that previously saw no problem with hanging hammocks...
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    I asked for and received a double-ended stuff sac...

    I asked for and received a double-ended stuff sac with my SuperFly. It accomodates the Tarp w/MountainGoat Snakeskins with a bit of room to spare.

    Give him a day or two and I'm sure he will...
  29. The world is different since the advent of the...

    The world is different since the advent of the "Participation" trophy.
  30. I am not sure what will be your application but,...

    I am not sure what will be your application but, I have made soft-shackles with much smaller radius than anything I've been able to make continuous.

    Would that be an option for you?
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    There have been a couple times in the past he...

    There have been a couple times in the past he seemed to imply that the cost of insurance and pressure to offer discounts were causing him to consider closing up shop. Seems he followed through with...
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    I expect the OP was feeding a spirit of...

    I expect the OP was feeding a spirit of exploration. I have that spirit and non-existent problems. I typically feed them both w/titanium shipped directly from Lancaster County, PA.
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    Sometimes I make memories, sometimes I forget. ...

    Sometimes I make memories, sometimes I forget. It is working so far, no regrets, no plan to change.
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    I have a 20* Burrow w/snap footbox. I would...

    I have a 20* Burrow w/snap footbox. I would estimate i have used it 125-150 nights and dozens of afternoon naps.

    No issues with the snaps yet. However, I also have 20* with sewn footbox (I...
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    So...not much of a buddy huh? I kid! But,...

    So...not much of a buddy huh?

    I kid! But, would you pay $125 for those items (now used) yourself? If so, the price is fair. If you are trying to recoup what you paid new, even if just slightly...
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    I'd have no problem hanging from that myself. ...

    I'd have no problem hanging from that myself. Would I suspend my spouse from that????
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    Currently own 5 hammocks, 2 with integrated bug...

    Currently own 5 hammocks, 2 with integrated bug nets, 3 gathered-end. I should quit but... ya know... I've never tried a bridge hammock...

    Wanna talk suspension systems?
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    Curious; why the single layer requirement? That...

    Curious; why the single layer requirement? That is your limiting requirement, is that negotiable?
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    I own several hammocks but my "Go to" hammock is...

    I own several hammocks but my "Go to" hammock is my Wilderness Logics Lite Owl. The version to suit your size is the Night Owl; advertised to support 400#.
    ...
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    Gresh, I've been where you're are now. I...

    Gresh,

    I've been where you're are now. I completed a full-time, 4 year program with a newborn and a 5 year old (4 and 9 when I graduated). I worked part-time, overnights to maintain health...
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    Unlikely to be the same folks shopping for...

    Unlikely to be the same folks shopping for titanium hammock accessories.
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    Any chance we could have the TOS amended to...

    Any chance we could have the TOS amended to include: "No whining about the 50 post rule!" ? ;)
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    Lark's Head hitch works best for me.

    Lark's Head hitch works best for me.
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    I've always been BIAS curious. I'm in!

    I've always been BIAS curious. I'm in!
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    The one potential consequence of whoopie sling...

    The one potential consequence of whoopie sling connected directly to the hammock is that rainwater could run down the suspension and soak the ends of your hammock. I used to have my whoopies on my...
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    Girl, 11, killed when tree falls on tent at...

    Girl, 11, killed when tree falls on tent at Devil's Lake State Parkhttp://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/girl-11-killed-when-tree-falls-on-tent-at-devils-lake-state-park-b99281989z1-261434411.html
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  47. Thread: Deja vu

    by OCDave
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    Deja vu

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    Watching a seasonal television show "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" with my boys tonight. While supposedly the origin story of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, I can't help feeling like I have seen...
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    I prefer to pee standing up. If nature's call...

    I prefer to pee standing up. If nature's call also happens to provide me the opportunity to take in a view of the stars, even better.

    A personal goal of mine is to delay the need for any device...
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    I have both. I only use the cinch buckles when...

    I have both. I only use the cinch buckles when car camping or in my back yard. If I am carrying my equipment, I choose smaller and lighter.

    Good Luck
  50. It seems your issue is more a guy-line than a...

    It seems your issue is more a guy-line than a stake issue. Switch to something w/higher visibility. I like Z-line from ZPacks.
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