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    This is my method. Stakes go in a seperate diddy...

    This is my method. Stakes go in a seperate diddy bag. Guy lines stay attached to tarp. Tarp stowes inside snakeskin's along with CRL and goes into a stuff sack, along with stakes. It all comes out in...
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    The trees were too far apart and on a talus...

    The trees were too far apart and on a talus slope, with 2' granite boulders. Believe me, if there was a safe option, we would have taken it.

    Fullcount, that is a very creative use of your bike....
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    This subject comes up fairly often in one form or...

    This subject comes up fairly often in one form or another. It is a good subject to consider because you will inevitably run into a situation where hanging is not feasible. I was a tarp camper before...
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    Good job. We had to do this on the Middle Fork...

    Good job. We had to do this on the Middle Fork Salmon, only 1 out of 6 nights. That is also my preferred method in the Grand Canyon, if there is a chance for rain. Can't stand to be in a tent.
  5. Hi Kathy. How have you been? Long time. Nice...

    Hi Kathy. How have you been? Long time. Nice pictures. What happens if you miss your takeout at Lee's ferry? :thumbup:

    Marble Canyon is truly a special place. Do you have to get a permit for that...
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    Sorry, I was in UT for most of the month of Oct...

    Sorry, I was in UT for most of the month of Oct and didn't see this. It is indeed Coyote Brown. In fact the black one was sent back for a retro and Adam made a sweet deal for an updated Incubator...
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    Here's a few with Adam's UQs.

    Here's a few with Adam's UQs.
  8. Greeting Beeip. Nice way to jump into hammocks. I...

    Greeting Beeip. Nice way to jump into hammocks. I love AZ. As hot as it gets in PHX, at least you can get out of it by heading up 17 North.
  9. Haggis, my story is similar to yours and many...

    Haggis, my story is similar to yours and many others. 9 nights on the ground in the Grand Canyon put me over the edge, no pun intended. If the SB doesn't fit your needs, don't give up on hammocks...
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    The best time to buy is ............. early...

    The best time to buy is ............. early enough to assure that you have it in your possession before you need it.
  11. mbiraman, as usual, NICE contributions.

    mbiraman, as usual, NICE contributions.
  12. Found a nice hammock to relax in. Cuan Law...

    Found a nice hammock to relax in. Cuan Law trimaran live-aboard sailing and dive boat. British Virgin Islands.
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    Poll: Not listed. Switchback with 2QZQ zipper mod.

    Not listed. Switchback with 2QZQ zipper mod.
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    I wish I could join you on this trip. I have...

    I wish I could join you on this trip. I have fallen in love with the state of UT, and have not been to the Flaming Gorge since the 60's.

    You UT people are very lucky to live in such a beautiful...
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    Why Do You Post Less

    There was a recent thread about this, that was closed before i had stated my reasons for less posting. i guess it got a little too heated. Personally, I came to this site after a 9 day trip through...
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    The mods changed?

    The mods changed?
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    That's a nice looking "Plan B". I have done the...

    That's a nice looking "Plan B". I have done the exact same in practice, but the gathered end hammocks don't look so perfect, but they can be used effectively.
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    I've had to go to ground once. Campsites are...

    I've had to go to ground once. Campsites are pre-assigned on some permitted river trips and there is no guarantee that there will be trees since you may be camping on a sand bar. Sometimes it looks...
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    +1. Snakeskins for the tarp, and it stays in an...

    +1. Snakeskins for the tarp, and it stays in an outside pocket for wicking moisture or quick deployment. If I'm on a multi-day trip, I leave my quilllts attached to my hammock between campsites and...
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    I have 30' and carry 2 multi use 10' extensions...

    I have 30' and carry 2 multi use 10' extensions with eyes on each end. I say multi use because I use them for lashing gear and other things during the day. I have only had to use one extension, one...
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    I haven't been there since before I was hanging....

    I haven't been there since before I was hanging. My overall impression is that it shouldn't be a problem. I do remember fondly, hiking up Estes Cone. It is a small peak with a killer 360 degree view....
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    Good find and thanks for beating me to it.. I...

    Good find and thanks for beating me to it.. I love this hammock. I have one SL and one DL and probably would have bought this one.
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    Cantina Mode The tents weren't too comfortable...

    Cantina Mode

    The tents weren't too comfortable for lounging out of the rain, so happy hour was at La Cantina.
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    30' with 2 10' extensions with eyes on each end....

    30' with 2 10' extensions with eyes on each end. They are dual purpose and serve for lashing.
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    Sticky: When Scotty not working, Scottybdiving.

    When Scotty not working, Scottybdiving.
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    I use an REI sit pad under my knees for calf...

    I use an REI sit pad under my knees for calf ridge relief. Works great as a dual purpose item.
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    He made one for my Mora Black Carbon, and I am...

    He made one for my Mora Black Carbon, and I am very pleased with it.
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    gophin, congratulations! Havasu is one of the...

    gophin, congratulations! Havasu is one of the most beautiful places I have been. I didn't make it up for all the falls or to the village of Supai. I would have loved to have a hammock with me but my...
  29. Jeff, I purchased an F550 for the company last...

    Jeff, I purchased an F550 for the company last summer, and it has amazing payload and towing capacity, but it rides like a tank. I drove it for a week when the driver was on vacation. I ended up...
  30. So how's the motorhome working out Jeff, or has...

    So how's the motorhome working out Jeff, or has it been too cold to go yet. We are headed to Big Bend in two weeks. My wife has always wanted to go, it just wasn't on the radar. I haven't been back...
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    I use 30' and carry a couple 10' extensions with...

    I use 30' and carry a couple 10' extensions with loops on each end. I've only needed to use an extension once.
  32. Creekjunction, all I can say is "you lucky dog"....

    Creekjunction, all I can say is "you lucky dog". I have done it in a raft, which is rather luxurious compared to your trip. I assume you will re-supply at Phantom Ranch? Still a long haul on, what...
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    What an amazing place. There's nothing else like...

    What an amazing place. There's nothing else like it. It certainly puts evrything in perspective. Thanks for sharing and bringing back good memories. I will return within a couple years, next time...
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    That is an incredible place. I rafted it last...

    That is an incredible place. I rafted it last summer. Selway Falls was just below our take-out (for obvious reasons.) The put in was 45 mi up river and about 7 hours by car. It's considered to be one...
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    Where abouts on the Selway? You don't often hear...

    Where abouts on the Selway? You don't often hear anyone mention the Selway. It's considered to be one of the most remote and protected areas in the lower 48.
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    You can indeed lock your check bags as long as...

    You can indeed lock your check bags as long as you use TSA approved locks. I lock my underwater camera gear, more to keep the Pelican case from accidently popping open than to prevent entry. I assume...
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    It's about perspective. If you only ship one or...

    It's about perspective. If you only ship one or two items with them, and they lose one of them, then you probably have a pretty low opinion of them. Thus, my disapproval of USPS. They lost a dive...
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    Excellent suggestions that I will surely take to...

    Excellent suggestions that I will surely take to heart. Thanks
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    You are right and I have no formal training with...

    You are right and I have no formal training with rock climbing gear. As I stated this was a test hang, and had no intentions of an overnight. Those close-up photos are deceiving and don't really...
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    I did some test hanging in preparation for a...

    I did some test hanging in preparation for a rafting trip. I never used them but I always carry a set of CampUSA Tri Cams with me. It could be done.
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    Take a vacation to Cozumel and buy one for $50....

    Take a vacation to Cozumel and buy one for $50. It may not be the best Maya hammock out there but you will have the best time.
  42. I can only speak for Texas, but you probably will...

    I can only speak for Texas, but you probably will be OK towing your Jeep. In Texas you need a Class B if your MH's GVWR is over 26K. You need a class A if it is over 26K, or if the combined gross is...
  43. That's a beuty Jeff. You are going to get a lot...

    That's a beuty Jeff. You are going to get a lot of use out of it I'm sure. What is the GVWR? One thing I learned is that the RV dealers are not forthcoming about liscense requirements. 26K seems to...
  44. Here are a couple of the reasons we wanted a Toy...

    Here are a couple of the reasons we wanted a Toy hauler 5th wheel.
  45. That's right. You can't put a price on it, sort...

    That's right. You can't put a price on it, sort of like the price of fish or venison. Having a happy family, sleeping in your own bed, drinking your own coffee, PRICELESS. At least you don't have to...
  46. Good luck with that Jeff. My trip computer is...

    Good luck with that Jeff. My trip computer is always off by 1 - 2 mpg on the + side. My Duramax has 180K miles and my rig is around 18K loaded, and I am lucky to get 8 mpg loaded and only 15 mpg...
  47. Very nice. It's not even broke in yet. I would...

    Very nice. It's not even broke in yet. I would ask you what the 5er's GVWR is, but it really doesn't matter with that truck. It can pull about anything on the market.
  48. Jeff, I haven't really given a lot of thought to...

    Jeff, I haven't really given a lot of thought to hanging in the garage. My intentions are to go on 1 or two day hikes to use my hammock, and sleep in the King Size bed when at the camper.

    Nice...
  49. They are factory photos of my model. These are...

    They are factory photos of my model.

    These are mine.
  50. Jeff, I thought the same because I had 1st looked...

    Jeff, I thought the same because I had 1st looked at them 10-12 years ago. They were pretty bare bones and shared a lot of living space as the garage. They have come a long ways and many full-timers...
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