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    Nice setup! Man, with those day time temps I...

    Nice setup! Man, with those day time temps I hope the humidity was low. Summer time is basically no camping for me here...just too humid and swampy at night.

    I primarily use a 40F Phoenix (their...
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    I either stake them out if rain is forecast, or...

    I either stake them out if rain is forecast, or just clip the on the ridgeline if it's clear. Since they're not super long like full doors, you can just slide right under rather than having to...
  3. Thread: Curious

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    Can't take anymore humidity here in...

    Can't take anymore humidity here in Florida...we're all full up.

    Yep, done the shared tree hang. Our local spot, we get 3 hammocks sharing one tree. Two hammocks in line, and one...
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    I have a WB Eldorado (the older 70d fabric) and a...

    I have a WB Eldorado (the older 70d fabric) and a symmetrical Chameleon in Hexon 1.6. Prefer the Chameleon, because I tend to switch lay directions. The asym design just doesn't work for me, but I...
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    Seems to me those are the restrictions at Lake...

    Seems to me those are the restrictions at Lake Perris. Were you in that park?

    I did a quick peek at the Henry W. Coe State Park:

    Even looking at the CA state parks main rules and regs page...
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    The most basic one is a bowline.

    The most basic one is a bowline.
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    Dunno, I don't DIY...but I doubt it. My HG...

    Dunno, I don't DIY...but I doubt it. My HG Phoenix weighs around that and uses 3/32". See here: https://hammockgear.com/25-feet-of-shock-cord/
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    Most of the shock cord for the edges is 3/32 or...

    Most of the shock cord for the edges is 3/32 or 1/8 (they recommend it for under 20F temps).
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    I don't DIY, but I assume by "behind the gather"...

    I don't DIY, but I assume by "behind the gather" is like how WB has the gathered end balled up, with the CL attached before the balled end?

    I would guess the WB way requires less stitching vs....
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    Man, crunchy and dry out. For a gravity...

    Man, crunchy and dry out.

    For a gravity filter, I just screw the Saywer directly to a 2L Evernew bag, unscrew the flip top cap, attach some 1/4" tubing to the nipple then run it into an empty...
  11. I'm 6'1"...I have 20F and 40F HG Phoenix 3/4 uqs....

    I'm 6'1"...I have 20F and 40F HG Phoenix 3/4 uqs. They are about 52" long. They cover me from shoulders to decently past my knees. The 40F gets way more use than the 20F. For below freezing...
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    If you made it for a directional lay, like a WB...

    If you made it for a directional lay, like a WB Yeti...maybe? The Yeti is 40W x46L. A HG Phoenix (symmetrical) is 44W x 52L.

    I'd call them and see if they can expedite/express ship the missing...
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    You get out in the woods with it yet?

    You get out in the woods with it yet?
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    It's just under 9.5 feet long and 59 inches wide.

    It's just under 9.5 feet long and 59 inches wide.
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    Hammock Gear is currently doing a 15% off...

    Hammock Gear is currently doing a 15% off Father's Day sale.
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    I use a 40F HG Phoenix paired with a 40F HG...

    I use a 40F HG Phoenix paired with a 40F HG Incubator, and I don't supplement the footbox. Once the temps get to 40s, I do need something extra for the footbox otherwise my lower legs get cold....
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    Nice pics...definitely an exotic location! ...

    Nice pics...definitely an exotic location! Question, do you really need the underquilt this time of year (looks like you are venting it bigtime)? How are the temps and humidity?
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    That was my starter hammock. I ended up picking...

    That was my starter hammock. I ended up picking up another one on clearance for like $20. They are part of my spares/loaners gear box, along with the Amazon tarps and daisy chain straps that I...
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    No, I get it. I did find on the HG site they...

    No, I get it. I did find on the HG site they have square ground tarps (8.5' x 8.5' DCF and 9.5' x 9.5' silpoly) that prolly won't work since the ridgeline is straight and not diagonal. Also, the...
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    At 2 lbs, I'd just get a regular hex from WB,...

    At 2 lbs, I'd just get a regular hex from WB, Dutch, HG, etc.
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    Typically, they do Memorial and Black Friday. ...

    Typically, they do Memorial and Black Friday. They've done others, like last year they did a Labor Day sale. I think they've had a July 4th sale once in the past few years.
  22. 40F? I'm ok with a 3/4 length Phoenix...lower...

    40F? I'm ok with a 3/4 length Phoenix...lower legs and feet need to be supplemented (like a sit pad) once I get down to the lower 50s.

    I have a 20F Phoenix, but I find I'd rather go full length...
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    Pretty sure the Lynx is only for the Ridgerunner....

    Pretty sure the Lynx is only for the Ridgerunner.



    You're gonna need an UQ that will work on a gathered-end hammock, be it a WB Wooki or UGQ Zeppelin or HG Incubator, etc.
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    Is your Roo Kammok a double, 69" wide? If so,...

    Is your Roo Kammok a double, 69" wide? If so, you might to look at the wide offerings. The regular Chameleon is 57" wide...the Eldorado 62". The Wide Chameleon is 68". I don't think WB makes wide...
  25. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    When they do these sales on in stock...

    When they do these sales on in stock items...thats it. If it's out of stock, sale is over on that item. You can keep checking for stock updates, so you might get lucky.

    Keep in mind, the codes...
  26. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    Looks like it was an oversight on their...

    Looks like it was an oversight on their part...the website has been updated to include stock tarps on the 15% discount.
  27. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    Have you slept in your Onewind? When lounging, I...

    Have you slept in your Onewind? When lounging, I can just lay there and not worry about the lay direction.

    However, sleeping...I'm doing gymnastics. Laying on my back, my side, on my stomach. ...
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    Welcome! Interesting how they define a tent. If...

    Welcome! Interesting how they define a tent. If you had just a tarp and cordage tied between to trees...you'd be ok? Because technically, they could argue the trees are the poles. :D
  29. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    Good deal! I haven't treated my hammocks and...

    Good deal! I haven't treated my hammocks and haven't had any issues. Clothes yes, but the hammock seems to provide enough protection.

    The 40F partial UQ works for me just about year round here...
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    I don't think they offer stock Thunderfly tarps...

    I don't think they offer stock Thunderfly tarps in 20d silpoly with the panel pulls, only for silnylon. Honestly, I prefer porch mode anyways...either using sticks or trekking poles. The panel...
  31. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    If you don't know your lay preference, I'd stay...

    If you don't know your lay preference, I'd stay away from directional UQs for now.

    I've used my HG Phoenix and Incubator UQs on my WB Eldorado that I flipped for reverse lay (head right) when I...
  32. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    Welcome! Dunno about the skeeter proofness of...

    Welcome!

    Dunno about the skeeter proofness of a double over a single layer. I'm in Florida, and we have them buggers for almost the entire year. Been using single layer hammocks, but also with a...
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    I use a Thunderfly...it's a bit larger than the...

    I use a Thunderfly...it's a bit larger than the Minifly, but not by much (it's a foot wider overall, so 6" per side). If it's gonna storm, I hang the tarp as close to the hammock ridgeline as...
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    Why not put the 3 stake out side of the tarp on...

    Why not put the 3 stake out side of the tarp on the leeward side and use the 2 stake out side on the windward side? Or, just flip that middle tie out over the top and tie it off on the backside to...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    3 oz difference between what? The Darien and Sparrow, or the net and overcover?

    If between hammocks, my guess would be the single zipper (Darien) vs dual (Sparrow). If the net and overcover, I...
  37. Thread: Website down?

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    Get a VPN then :D

    Get a VPN then :D
  38. Thread: Website down?

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    Weird, I was just on there about 10 min ago or...

    Weird, I was just on there about 10 min ago or so, looking at tarps. Appears that way.

    EDIT: and it's back!
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    I haven't seen anything, but Simply Light Designs...

    I haven't seen anything, but Simply Light Designs has the option for custom fabrics if you contact Jared.

    However, I just did a quick google search...I assume the 400 is for 400 denier. These...
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    1. Get yourself an underquilt. 2. Let her...

    1. Get yourself an underquilt.
    2. Let her try it out.
    3. Get yourself an underquilt.
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    I started with an left asym DW Half Zip. Got a...

    I started with an left asym DW Half Zip. Got a WB Eldorado and flipped it right lay. Finally figured that I needed a symmetrical. Like OP, I like to face out towards the net...I can do that with...
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    Should. Might need some adjustment depending on...

    Should. Might need some adjustment depending on what hammock you were using it with. I have a WB Eldorado (same body as the XLC, minus the shelf on the bugnet) and it works fine.
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    The hard part would be keeping the netting off...

    The hard part would be keeping the netting off your face. If the netting is on your face, they just gonna poke through and getcha. I guess if you wore a hat to bed and didn't roll around,...
  44. All my Warbonnet tarps are silpoly...I haven't...

    All my Warbonnet tarps are silpoly...I haven't had any issues with getting them tight and taut. As far as billowy, yeah I guess they can be with a breeze. I attribute that to how light and thin the...
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    You can get custom tarps from Warbonnet in 12'. ...

    You can get custom tarps from Warbonnet in 12'. I have a stock 11' WB Thunderfly for my go-to tarp, really good side coverage and the end beaks provide end coverage without full doors.
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    2. Hammock Gear Econ Incubator is probably your...

    2. Hammock Gear Econ Incubator is probably your best bang for the buck. You'll need the long model.
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    Since you got a WB BB XLC, can't go wrong with...

    Since you got a WB BB XLC, can't go wrong with the WB Wooki (don't have one, but they are highly recommended).

    However, if you don't know which lay direction you prefer you might want to look at...
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    If you find you take to the hammock, spring for...

    If you find you take to the hammock, spring for the underquilt first. You can still use your sleeping bag and drape it over you. I did the pad/sleeping bag thing...it sucks, and after I got the uq...
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    Depends on what you consider 'really essential'. ...

    Depends on what you consider 'really essential'. On the weekender, short hikes out in the woods with beer and whiskey...getting into and out of a sleeping bag in a hammock after a few can be...
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    Definitely not glue! :D I did mine one section...

    Definitely not glue! :D

    I did mine one section at a time, over a 2 day period in my home office. The fumes weren't that bad, if there were any at all. You don't have to go to crazy with it...you...
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