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  1. Thank you. I redid it a couple times to get it to...

    Thank you. I redid it a couple times to get it to feel right. Initially I just gathered the ends and did a sheet bend with a loop of paracord. But I found that if I folded the fabric like I was...
  2. I made a DIY hammock chair out of some fabric...

    I made a DIY hammock chair out of some fabric that I picked up on clearance at Wal-Mart and I use a plastic corkscrew stake for one end. I occasionally bring it with me but I've found that often...
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    I've stayed at a couple NH state park campgrounds...

    I've stayed at a couple NH state park campgrounds and haven't noticed any restrictions. But it would probably be best to call and check if you know where you are planning on staying. (Probably the...
  4. Sometime ignorance is bliss. My wallet thinks...

    Sometime ignorance is bliss. My wallet thinks so. I'm usually happy with the budget stuff. :-)

    - Clyde
  5. I'm between 230 and 240 (depending on the week it...

    I'm between 230 and 240 (depending on the week it seems) I have noticed that the fabric stretches but that has happened with all my inexpensive hammocks. I don't have any problem sleeping in it and...
  6. The 180 appears to be in stock on their site. ...

    The 180 appears to be in stock on their site. https://www.ridgeoutdoorgear.com/

    - Clyde
  7. I just remembered while reading another thread. ...

    I just remembered while reading another thread. My hammock as UQ and tieout loops and the incubator has the loops. I can try using the loops where my feet are to keep the UQ from sliding down. Now...
  8. 3rd year hammock camping and I'm on my 3rd...

    3rd year hammock camping and I'm on my 3rd hammock. Still have the first two.

    1st hammock I thought was a 11'er but I misread the description. It's 118" (9.8') x 78" (6.5') With the extra width...
  9. Thank you for the advice. I'll make note of it...

    Thank you for the advice. I'll make note of it and try it this fall. With nights in the high 50's/low 60's now, my 10* Incubator is too warm right now. Even with the issue of my feet going over the...
  10. I'm 5'9 and I have the standard length UQ. The...

    I'm 5'9 and I have the standard length UQ. The foot end of the UQ is extendng past the end of my feet. But since I'm laying on a diagonal, while I'm sleeping the side of the UQ works it's way under...
  11. Your video on adjusting the underquilt was very...

    Your video on adjusting the underquilt was very helpful at the incubator's suspension is different than the Aeries 5in1 that I have. After using it for 3 or 4 outings, I still need to fiddle with it...
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    The hammock stand that I have for a typical...

    The hammock stand that I have for a typical spread bar garden style hammock although long enough for my short hammock is not tall enough and I ended up being on the ground. For the type being I made...
  13. Check out Sintas77 videos on youtube. He might...

    Check out Sintas77 videos on youtube. He might have done a similar hike. He also usually includes his GPS data. He will often camp off trail in the whites and not at established sites. As long as...
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    LOL & thanks. 'Doc' is a nickname given to me by...

    LOL & thanks. 'Doc' is a nickname given to me by my college buddies because of my surname. (Sherlock Holmes reference) I wear it proudly. My dad's buddies called him Doc, and my son's college...
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    Thanks to this thread and Latherdome's original...

    Thanks to this thread and Latherdome's original thread (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/141977-Tensahedron-Stand) I made one today. Very crudely built as a proof of concept for...
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    Very nice.... - Clyde

    Very nice....

    - Clyde
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    Same here. I prefer the woods over the beach...

    Same here. I prefer the woods over the beach (unless it's a beach on a mountain pond in the woods). I will be 53 later this year.

    Used to car camp (campgrounds & backcountry). Due to various...
  18. I don't have an answer for you, other than...

    I don't have an answer for you, other than recommending checking out the FB group "Hike the 4000 footers of NH!" I know that they have talked about using such services. The AMC also has a shuttle...
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    I picked up a wool lined waxed cotton groundcloth...

    I picked up a wool lined waxed cotton groundcloth from Colorado Bushcraft. I will also use it to line my chair to keep the wind off my backside by the fire.

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    - Clyde
  20. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Just some castile soap. Last year I carried...

    Just some castile soap. Last year I carried liquid in a small bottle. This year, it will be a small piece a bar of soap. Just need something that won't hurt the environment and will remove the oils...
  21. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    I used to be immune to it, but now that I'm...

    I used to be immune to it, but now that I'm older, it gives me a terrible rash. I now carry a travel size bottle of soap just in case I get some on me. (I usually hike in shorts) Thankfully in the...
  22. Great looking set-up! I really like how well the...

    Great looking set-up! I really like how well the tarp fits it.

    - Clyde
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    I too don't like having a water bottle above me. ...

    I too don't like having a water bottle above me. I usually bring a spike table & camp chair with me. One or the other will be close enough to the hammock at night to put a bottle of water within...
  24. LOL, I bring my hammock during the warmer months...

    LOL, I bring my hammock during the warmer months when I visit my son and sleep outdoors instead of on their couch. They have outdoor cats and they leave you alone most of the time. However, when...
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    I like it! - Clyde

    I like it!

    - Clyde
  26. My too. Even in the colder weather (near...

    My too. Even in the colder weather (near freezing temps) I will sleep in my skivvyies or less. I've got to be cold in order to have a shirt on when I sleep. You might find w/out clothes on you will...
  27. I have Sea to Summit's Silk Travel Liner and the...

    I have Sea to Summit's Silk Travel Liner and the Coolmax Adapter (both gifts when I was car camping on fishing trips before I got into hammock camping) Both are a pain to use as they are top entry...
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    Arrived yesterday. Had it laid out on my bed...

    Arrived yesterday. Had it laid out on my bed most of the day and it fluffed up real nice. Can't wait to try it out. I am surprised how lightweight it feels. I haven't compared them yet but I think...
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    WooooHoooooo..... rcvd the email this morning...

    WooooHoooooo..... rcvd the email this morning that my incubator has shipped! Gotto go camp out at the mailbox now. ;-)

    - Clyde
  30. Just a thought, maybe it's not the knot. Could...

    Just a thought, maybe it's not the knot. Could it be your hammock? I know with my inexpensive hammocks from Amazon the material stretches quite a bit. Sometimes when nature calls during the wee...
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    Great to hear! I ordered an incubator 10* right...

    Great to hear! I ordered an incubator 10* right on Christmas day. Hoping to use it early spring/late fall. My current UQ is a 20* multi-purpose one that can be used as a UQ. TQ or a sleeping bag...
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    I haven't done much winter hiking. In the past...

    I haven't done much winter hiking. In the past (decades ago), my winter hiking was done while hunting and that was in the woods. I had noticed that instead of going through the woods you went...
  33. In addition to the HG 10* Incubator I mentioned...

    In addition to the HG 10* Incubator I mentioned earlier in this thread, I was surprised that I won a giveaway. Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway done by 9 hiking youtubers. A few of them...
  34. Fun video. I have similar booties that are Neos...

    Fun video. I have similar booties that are Neos Overshoes (uninsulated) They are great for snowblowing my driveway in my slippers. They have a strap that goes over the top of your foot near your...
  35. Fun video. I have similar booties that are Neos...

    Fun video. I have similar booties that are Neos Overshoes (uninsulated) They are great for snowblowing my driveway in my slippers. They have a strap that goes over the top of your foot near your...
  36. I expect I would need to either stake it down or...

    I expect I would need to either stake it down or put rocks on the corners. I would like a mat under my hammock as the ground is often damp where I camp. Or if it is dry there tends to be a lot of...
  37. I ordered myself a HG Incubator today with some...

    I ordered myself a HG Incubator today with some Christmas cash. (10*F, Burnt Orange/Black)

    - Clyde
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    During warm weather the extra clothes that I have...

    During warm weather the extra clothes that I have in the hammock for 'just in case' are above my head and slide up against my pillow so I don't feel them but they are in easy reach. During colder...
  39. I've been thinking about picking up a waterproof...

    I've been thinking about picking up a waterproof pocket blanket to do the same. I am also considering one of those orange signal flags that I saw on a bushcrafting site. Use it as a mat under the...
  40. I have an older Aeries 20* 5 in 1 from Outdoor...

    I have an older Aeries 20* 5 in 1 from Outdoor Vitals that I am very happy with. Was thinking about getting a warmer UQ from them and using the Aeries as a top quilt. However, pictures on their...
  41. Sorry that I'm late to the thread. I know...

    Sorry that I'm late to the thread. I know Sintax77 has a video or two of him backpacking with an Amok (Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2Hx1m_lt34 ) Also my buddy takes his Amok with...
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    I'll use the liner sometimes in the hammock. ...

    I'll use the liner sometimes in the hammock. Best way to get in/out of them is to step into them before you get into the hammock, pull it up to around your neck and then get into the hammock. Same...
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    I've done both. My sleeping bag (used as a TQ)...

    I've done both. My sleeping bag (used as a TQ) is in compression stuff sack and then I pack my UQ around it in the bottom of the pack. Then I put my deflated pillow over it as a barrier between the...
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    Even in the low 30's I prefer sleeping in the...

    Even in the low 30's I prefer sleeping in the buff. I make sure I have warm enough sleeping gear (UQ, sleeping bags - I use them like TQ and layer them for the cold, and liners) I'll usually have...
  45. I haven't gone to a top quilt yet. I just unzip...

    I haven't gone to a top quilt yet. I just unzip the sleeping bag and use it like a top quilt. Here's Fourth Iron campsites near Carrigain. This weekend it got down to 15F. I had a military feather...
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    I have an indoor/outdoor thermometer with a...

    I have an indoor/outdoor thermometer with a wireless sensor. I hang the sensor on my tarp guyline to the tree and when I call it a night, I put the display part in my ridgeline organizer. My...
  47. Thank you for the video. I regularly camp up...

    Thank you for the video. I regularly camp up that way. In fact my neighbor and I are going to camp a little ways off Sawyer River Road this weekend just off one of the snowmobile trails. Again,...
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    I have a wooden one like that at the family lake...

    I have a wooden one like that at the family lake camp. I love it. However, it's not something I would want to backpack with.

    - Clyde
  49. I have a couple liners that I use - for extra...

    I have a couple liners that I use - for extra warmth with my sleeping bag that I'm using as a top quilt during the sub 40 temps. Or I'll use them during the summer instead of a sleeping bag. My...
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    I have two older model Ozark Trail tables that...

    I have two older model Ozark Trail tables that fold up like the popular camp chairs that people use car camping or in their back yards. Similar to this:

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    Although my cutting board table...
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