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  1. Nice mcguyvering skills. Most impressive. I had...

    Nice mcguyvering skills. Most impressive. I had 2qZQ mod my Mac cat palace tarp
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    True, ENO was the hammock that got my addiction...

    True, ENO was the hammock that got my addiction started to hammocking! Of course, shortly thereafter, I discovered this forum, and quickly returned it to REI for a FULL refund then used that to buy...
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    Bueller? Bueller? Never been to Linville...

    Bueller? Bueller?

    Never been to Linville Gorge, but there is decent car camping at Shenandoah National Park and near Triangle VA at the Prince William Forest Park there. Incidentally, the "Old...
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    +1 on this...UQ then TQ, or just get both and be...

    +1 on this...UQ then TQ, or just get both and be done.
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    FS: Dang.. I missed it...

    Dang.. I missed it...
  6. One Click, thanks for the Friday morning...

    One Click, thanks for the Friday morning Laugh...hilarious hammock Ultra Light humor. Mike Cleeland eat your heart out!
  7. Winter is Coming...:lol:

    Winter is Coming...:lol:
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    when I first got into hammocking seriously, I...

    when I first got into hammocking seriously, I started out with an EE Revelation TQ with the zippered footbox. it is ok for the temps I use it for, but i would probably be better off with a zippered...
  9. My MacCat tarp had grosgrain all around the...

    My MacCat tarp had grosgrain all around the perimeter, not a rolled hem. I like this tarp even though it is probably overkill, and weighs a bit more than the average tarp. My next tarp will have a...
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    The Darien is the lightest weight Hammock of...

    The Darien is the lightest weight Hammock of Dream Hammocks that offers an integrated bugnet. If you want super light, get the freebird and fronkey style net, unless bugs don't bother you and go...
  11. Yes, indeed, the MAHHA site at Pine Grove Furnace...

    Yes, indeed, the MAHHA site at Pine Grove Furnace State Park near Gettysburg on the AT is midway between NY and DC and offers superlative hammocking options. For the record, I hammock camped at Lake...
  12. Insulation is optional because there's no one...

    Insulation is optional because there's no one size fits all for insulation, although a 20 degree UQ full length is what I first bought when getting into hammocks. I later bought a 40 degree from a...
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    Get a Kuksa (finnish wooden drinking cup) This...

    Get a Kuksa (finnish wooden drinking cup) This way you won't burn your lips when drinking your piping hot cocoa while you have your breeaaakefast from your hammock! Props to Shug...
  14. That's an easy way to cut 3 oz of weight,...

    That's an easy way to cut 3 oz of weight, especially since the tarp isn't negatively affected by the rolled hem vs the grosgrain perimeter.
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    My custom 11' Darien DH hammock weighs 30 oz on...

    My custom 11' Darien DH hammock weighs 30 oz on the nose, including bishop bag. it has a zipper on one side for weight savings, but i suppose it could be lighter if it were 10 ft and cut narrower...
  16. Fortunately my wife likes to camp/hike....stil a...

    Fortunately my wife likes to camp/hike....stil a ground dweller but i am working on converting her to enjoy hammocks vs tents. On our last outing she was in a tent and my daughter and I hung side by...
  17. 176467 You basically can use almost anything...

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    You basically can use almost anything as a toggle. In the pic above, I used sawed off wooden tomato stakes. A carabiner is what I mostly use now.
  18. What I like about the Dream Hammock hammocks, is...

    What I like about the Dream Hammock hammocks, is that if you know your have your hammock width preference dialed in, the Smurfs can cut the hammock width to ANY width you desire, up to as wide as...
  19. Yep...nothin' quite like the $100 hamburger. ...

    Yep...nothin' quite like the $100 hamburger. Flying is great just by itself, and the hammocking is the icing on the cake! My bro is a pilot, although we haven't made any destination trips. I still...
  20. Dutch is having a 15% sale on all chameleons and...

    Dutch is having a 15% sale on all chameleons and accessories until Sat Aug 24 if you want to pull the trigger.
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    Welcome to the hammock club. I too didn't...

    Welcome to the hammock club. I too didn't discover hammock camping until mid life...was a tenter in my youth, but stopped doing that in my thirties. Got into backpacking to lose weight off of my...
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    I can handle 90 degree weather...permitting...

    I can handle 90 degree weather...permitting humidity at <30% The heat index here in the southern mid atlantic adds another 10-15 degrees to what the actual high feels like and makes being outside...
  23. Were the trails crowded with many other hikers? ...

    Were the trails crowded with many other hikers? The Sods have become a lot more popular from what I have heard. Where did you park your car? Was there a decent amount of free parking available? I...
  24. If this were in October I'd go. My September is...

    If this were in October I'd go. My September is too busy unfortunately. Looks like Spring 2020 for me. Everyone have fun.
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    hear hear to the autumnal days of clear sunny...

    hear hear to the autumnal days of clear sunny looooow humidity.....Just say NO to heat,humidity, and YAASSSS to the end of BUG season!:cool:
  26. Funny name....Dragon Breath was the nickname for...

    Funny name....Dragon Breath was the nickname for one of my old high school math teachers. LOL..Looks like a nice quilt!
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    The interface is not mobile phone friendly, at...

    The interface is not mobile phone friendly, at least for my iphone 7. If it worked I might have tried it. Alas, no such luck.
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    I can get on the website with Chrome...

    I can get on the website with Chrome browser...and Safari
  29. Still no love for hanging in and around Lake...

    Still no love for hanging in and around Lake George or Paradox? Those are my go-to places to chill in NY state. Just my 2 cents.
  30. Perhaps you have a relative nearby who has space...

    Perhaps you have a relative nearby who has space at their place to store them. There is also the option of a storage unit.
  31. FS: Awfully sad to hear about one of our members...

    Awfully sad to hear about one of our members passing. His posts made me feel as if I knew him, and a part of our community went with him. He will be missed.
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    Poll: I just like getting to the great outdoors, be it...

    I just like getting to the great outdoors, be it solo or with my family or with friends/groups. Getting to the great outdoors is the most important thing. When I was younger/single, I enjoyed solo...
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    Nice quilt.. I may have to consider them for my...

    Nice quilt.. I may have to consider them for my my next quilt set...
  34. New EE Paladin Tarp..anyone want to discuss it and bene of 7d silnylon?

    Hi everyone. I know most everyone already has a favorite tarp, but I just saw something about a new UL tarp from Enlightened Equipment in 7D nylon weighing about half of the typical 20d weight...
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    Necessity is the mother of invention. Way to use...

    Necessity is the mother of invention. Way to use your Yankee Ingenuity. Hammockers are the best at "McGuyvering" a solution to a problem.
  36. FS: What is the new price of the Mac Cat tarp?

    What is the new price of the Mac Cat tarp?
  37. Check out dream hammock as well..the 1.7 MTN XL...

    Check out dream hammock as well..the 1.7 MTN XL fabric is rated to 350 lb in a single layer, is very comfortable, and is what I use for my DH Darien. The hammock weighs in at <20 oz. and supports me...
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    My daughter is getting her first apartment by...

    My daughter is getting her first apartment by herself while attending grad school. She stated she needed a bed, and when I suggested a hammock, she vehemently said no way. One day maybe she will get...
  39. 175819175820 When it's hot and humid and I...

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    When it's hot and humid and I must absolutely hang, I travel to where the temps/humidity are bearable. This summer I had the pleasure of visiting the Grand Canyon (S. Rim) at 7000'...
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    ^^^^^what he said! Plus one. For now though,...

    ^^^^^what he said! Plus one. For now though, the GE hammock is suiting my needs. Maybe if I had some extra cash on hand, but it is not something I need or want enough to part with my hard earned...
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    That is a sweet set up! Nicely done!

    That is a sweet set up! Nicely done!
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    I usually bring my hammock when I go to the beach...

    I usually bring my hammock when I go to the beach for hanging off the rentals deck posts. Here was a good hang spot on an upper deck at Holden Beach, NC.
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  43. I also like to hike around/swim in Lake...

    I also like to hike around/swim in Lake Minnewaska near New Paltz. There is a resort nearby called the Mohonk Mountain House that is excellent, albeit pricey. The website is Mohonk.com
  44. Try Harriman State Park. That's not too far from...

    Try Harriman State Park. That's not too far from NYC.
  45. Sounds like a fun trip. My main concern would be...

    Sounds like a fun trip. My main concern would be the wildlife like Grizzlies/wolves. I've never been out there before so I can only go by what I've read. Maybe you can link up with some other...
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    I own the Sparrow and the Darien...not the Raven,...

    I own the Sparrow and the Darien...not the Raven, so I can't speak to the Raven specifically. However, I love DH hammocks, and rate them very highly. They stand 100% behind their work, and have...
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    Those pics make it seem like you had ideal...

    Those pics make it seem like you had ideal weather for hanging no doubt! And it is kiddo approved. Nice green grassy weed free yard BTW. Mine has been taken over by weeds and I now have to nuke it...
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    Yep humidity is non existent out West. One day I...

    Yep humidity is non existent out West. One day I may have to move there. Until then, I am with Trailslug, and only hang when the temps/humidity are comfortable.
  49. Finally got my phone back. I was super impressed...

    Finally got my phone back. I was super impressed by Red Rock Crossing as a hammock friendly swimming hole.

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  50. Marlin spike hitch is my go-to hitch and has...

    Marlin spike hitch is my go-to hitch and has never failed me. True about the UHMWPE straps becoming "ropey". I actually prefer the hybrid black and white straps that dutch sells, and those straps...
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