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    I once took one of my Perm. treated socks and put...

    I once took one of my Perm. treated socks and put it next to a fire ant bed, then poked the bed with a stick. They swarmed out in the usual manner and attacked the sock, crawling all over it. But it...
  2. Hey WJ, I see you are way up there. What kind of...

    Hey WJ, I see you are way up there. What kind of temps have you used your HHSS in?

    Megatate, especially with the newer type HHSS( out for years now), the whoopies should be no problem. The zip...
  3. Yes! :rolleyes: Actually, I know nothing of...

    Yes! :rolleyes: Actually, I know nothing of Brazillian, I only know about the so called gathered end and/or channel end camping hammocks you see used about here. And I find bridge hammocks in general...
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    OK, guess there must be an advantage, but I'm...

    OK, guess there must be an advantage, but I'm kind of like Zilla right now. But I'm having trouble seeing the advantage or purpose, at least for me. Plus, can't imagine keeping up with a lot of blogs...
  5. Glad to know it is "very comfy"! All of my year...

    Glad to know it is "very comfy"! All of my year one blissful hammock camping experiences were in an Explorer UL/HHSS, I was just really happy with it. That did not keep me from searching for...
  6. http://andrewskurka.com/2011/vapor-barrier-liners-...

    http://andrewskurka.com/2011/vapor-barrier-liners-theory-application/

    You can find quite a few old threads here at HF discussing VBs in endless detail. Here is one to get you started if...
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    FS: Is this the newer model with the built in...

    Is this the newer model with the built in hydration bladder?
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    FS: Novasquid, just to be clear, if it is allowed by...

    Novasquid, just to be clear, if it is allowed by forum rules, I have backed out of my offer to buy so that you can get it. If rules do not allow it, then I will honor my 1st post.(don't really know...
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    FS: Getting a little grief here LOL, I'll back out if...

    Getting a little grief here LOL, I'll back out if you want it.
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    FS: I'll take it

    I'll take it
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    Is the Baby Orca/Shamu/Jerry chair now made with...

    Is the Baby Orca/Shamu/Jerry chair now made with Climashield, rather than IX?
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    Welcome Ms. PreciousPixie from PC, AL! I grew up...

    Welcome Ms. PreciousPixie from PC, AL! I grew up there! Actually, Columbus, GA but I have actually lived a few months there and spent tons of time there as that is where my best friends house was....
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    Good deal! Did you have to go outside the forum,...

    Good deal! Did you have to go outside the forum, or did you just delete _thumb from the BB code from the HF Gallery? Either way, glad you are good to go!
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/9/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/9/img_2285_thumb.jpg

    Appears to still be working. Above is the result when I click on the thumbnail and then copy/paste the "BB Image Code" that is...
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    You can certainly work an UQ into your mix. But,...

    You can certainly work an UQ into your mix. But, if you think that it is likely you will still end up on the ground occasionally, the UQ will have to be in addition to your pad, unless of course you...
  16. Wasn't Brandon/WB delayed on the start of his...

    Wasn't Brandon/WB delayed on the start of his company by ridge line patent issues with HH, which had RLs for a while when WB arrived in, what, 07?

    Here are a few 1sts as I remember(subject to...
  17. Yep. I own the 2 different JRBs and a WBRR. I...

    Yep. I own the 2 different JRBs and a WBRR. I like them all with some pros and cons for each. I also had the shoulder squeeze thing back in 07 or whenever it was I got the original. (6/1", 215) But...
  18. Love it, brings up good memories. Here in MS, I...

    Love it, brings up good memories. Here in MS, I have framed pics on my wall of me in shorts, soaking up the rays with snow still on the ground, (I think it was July ~25 years ago), at the foot of...
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    Hey there Bankheadboy(Thomas?), I was there, and...

    Hey there Bankheadboy(Thomas?), I was there, and yes it really rained! Remember that log crossing you had to do across Beebranch the next morning in order to reach the rest of us? Remember the group...
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    Yes!

    Yes!
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    There are lots of variables and it could be any...

    There are lots of variables and it could be any of them, or more than one.

    My 1st ever night in a hammock was after an early Sept trip, many miles hiked with a big elevation gain at 10,000 ft...
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    You have told the truth, Bro! Anything can happen...

    You have told the truth, Bro! Anything can happen out there that time of year! I will never forget the time I was down in the desert outside Sedona (in 83 I think) sighting in my .308 rifle for Elk...
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    Best report ever, and brings back memories of...

    Best report ever, and brings back memories of Goblin Valley 1976!
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    WTB: Not many available apparently. I'm thinking it's...

    Not many available apparently. I'm thinking it's a combo of 2 things:
    1: not many buy them as they perceive them as too expensive and too heavy and too bulky, but forgetting that a major contributor...
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    I am a smidgeon over 6"1", with a weight up and...

    I am a smidgeon over 6"1", with a weight up and down from 205-220 during my 9 years as a hanger. I repeat that my widest and longest(by far) hammock, the No Net safari, is probably my most over all...
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    You call that long winded? It seems you have read...

    You call that long winded? It seems you have read few of my posts. Probably because you don't have all day!

    Anyway, I just read through this old thread. I may be the(or one of) narrow hammock king...
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    '"Mom is sporting a 10 degree feathered friends...

    '"Mom is sporting a 10 degree feathered friends tricked out to the max bag with my big agnes insulated pad stuffed inside.............My wife gets back in and proceeds go freeze for the rest of the...
  28. Wow! Sorry to hear that, but glad it was just her...

    Wow! Sorry to hear that, but glad it was just her wrist and not her head! Hope she is doing OK!
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    Man oh man, I don't think that lion had any fear...

    Man oh man, I don't think that lion had any fear of you whatsoever. In fact I think it was debating what kind of meal you would make and how much trouble it might be to find out. Incredible. It makes...
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    Thx for the link! I'm about ready to make a trip...

    Thx for the link! I'm about ready to make a trip out there maybe drive out this fall!
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    Glad you had a good time, Kurt! Used to live in...

    Glad you had a good time, Kurt! Used to live in Glendale on Grand Ave next to intersection with I think it was Olive ave which was real close to Peoria, 40 years ago.
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    Debbie, Bummer. But I have had water pool in my...

    Debbie,
    Bummer. But I have had water pool in my hammock, and even in my PeaPod, before(wind pulled a stake out while I was away) and I just poured the water out and was still OK. Since your quilt...
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    Loved this, subscribed also! This was my old...

    Loved this, subscribed also! This was my old stomping grounds 30 years ago plus with the occasional visit since then. I miss it, and I have never hiked/camped that area with a hammock. Please clear...
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    Love it! Was that Cecret trail head at Alta? What...

    Love it! Was that Cecret trail head at Alta? What lake is that?
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    I thought I should throw this caution out there:...

    I thought I should throw this caution out there: depending on where you are going, trees may be a little scarce. For example, if you go in from Elkhart, once you get close to Island Lake or...
  36. It is going to be real hard to say since so much...

    It is going to be real hard to say since so much of this is an individual thing, IMO,sort of like shoes. One size 12 person may not like the same pair of shoes as well as another.

    However, I...
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    Don't forget drip lines(string, shoe laces...

    Don't forget drip lines(string, shoe laces whatever) for each end of each hammock to divert water running down your suspension to ground.
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    Like others have said: take the tent.............

    Like others have said: take the tent.......... and cushy pads for the ground if all else fails. You are car camping, right? So, no problem carrying plenty of insurance like the tent.

    I guess it is...
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    WOW! Is that all you used? I fully appreciate the...

    WOW! Is that all you used? I fully appreciate the potential warmth of pads, as earlt on my first really warm night in a hammock, and to this day one of m warmest hammock nights, was the very 1st time...
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    I have often asked the same question. You see one...

    I have often asked the same question. You see one reason why listed above. Still, since WB stopped making them, I have also wondered if he cared if someone else made them. I never asked him. I think...
  41. Well, it just all depends on what other means- if...

    Well, it just all depends on what other means- if any- you use and how far you are pushing your UQ, doesn't it. As always, there are a lot of ways to skin a cold cat.

    However, at least in my...
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    Yes, all very loosely sewn, (wrong word, probably...

    Yes, all very loosely sewn, (wrong word, probably quilted?) each layer added to the previous layers or removed as needed. Only the 1st layer is actually sewn to the shell around the edges, and any...
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    I have the original WB Yeti style which used CS...

    I have the original WB Yeti style which used CS XP. These were also some of the 1st dif cut UQs available, though it is debatable if they were 1st or the JRB MWs. Anyway, as to whether the dif cut...
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    What he said! My hiking in the PNW has been on...

    What he said! My hiking in the PNW has been on both sides of Mt.Baker( with Austin(?) Pass/Baker/Shuksan and a summit of Baker) and Hoh River in the Olympics. This was at least equally spectacular to...
  45. Can you just measure the loft( after it has been...

    Can you just measure the loft( after it has been unpacked by several days). If the loft is about equal to the factory specs, buy it if the price is reasonable.
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    I hate to hear this, I had high hopes for treated...

    I hate to hear this, I had high hopes for treated down. I need to go take a look at my JRB treated down TQ, I had not noticed such. But I have heard complaints of voids in the fill with regular down...
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    That right there. Can you compress those quilts...

    That right there. Can you compress those quilts any further? (though you might not want to) Can you almost get one of those quilts into the Marmot bag? If your TQ and or UQ EACH weighs about the same...
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    Are you quite comfortable in your hammock when...

    Are you quite comfortable in your hammock when lounging? At least as comfy as when in bed? If so, then your hang angle or length/brand/width of hammock probably have little to do with it. It's...
  49. You beat me to it. My first trip there was a 30...

    You beat me to it. My first trip there was a 30 day hike in June 85. (well over 1 foot of snow with 24F low on June 27th!)...
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    Please be careful, trees are dangerous

    Just a reminder of what we should all know already. But the reminder can't be overdone for us as who on earth spends more time under trees than HF members?

    I already knew 2 people killed by trees...
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