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    Great pictures. That snow looks pretty firm....

    Great pictures. That snow looks pretty firm. Could you have put boiling water in those SS bottles, and kept them in your pack with other gear to insulate them? Did you make your own sled?
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    Window shrink film insulation is available from...

    Window shrink film insulation is available from any local hardware retailer.

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    Interesting. I have both of these, Klymit...

    Interesting. I have both of these, Klymit Insulated Hammock V and Klymit Insulated V, but have not tried them yet. Hope to get them out soon. Temps of 1 deg. F this morning, but crummy snow.
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    A friend had a GoLite Shangri-La 6 and a...

    A friend had a GoLite Shangri-La 6 and a SeekOutside folding SS stove. 5 lb for each, and backpackable for a group effort. With our winter hammock set ups it was a lot of fun. 10 degrees in these...
  5. FS: Payment sent

    Payment sent
  6. FS: I'll take the hammock, PM me. Thanks

    I'll take the hammock, PM me. Thanks
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    Thanks for that link to the knot website, it's...

    Thanks for that link to the knot website, it's going to be very useful.
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    I have a Speer PeaPod, and have added some sew on...

    I have a Speer PeaPod, and have added some sew on snaps. The sew on snaps are easy to attach with the button setting of my sewing machine. But are also easy to hand sew. They are available from all...
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    ok, that's more like it!

    ok, that's more like it!
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    6 pounds? Really? What does that compress down...

    6 pounds? Really? What does that compress down to? I have a PeaPod, with a Grand Trunk 10.oz. hammock it's no where near 6 pounds, how do you pack that?
  11. Just click your heels three times, and say...

    Just click your heels three times, and say "there's no place like home, there's no place like home...………"
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    I'm presently on a second order from Rose...

    I'm presently on a second order from Rose Feather. It was super compressed in it's shipping pillow case and shrink wrap for over a year and a half, until a project came along to use it. The pillow...
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    My mistake. The material I was referring to is...

    My mistake.
    The material I was referring to is Thermoflect.
    https://www.jorvet.com/product/thermoflect-blanket-small/
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    Isn't 'Thermolite' the disposable paper/metallic...

    Isn't 'Thermolite' the disposable paper/metallic used for hospital surgery blankets?

    If so, I persuaded them to send me 6 blankets to experiment with. It seems the person I corresponded with was...
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    I have VB in all my DIY items. No condensation....

    I have VB in all my DIY items.
    No condensation. Period.
    Of course the temperatures are almost always below 32 deg.
    Big Agnes insulated air core, Klymit insulated, DIY down UQ, or TQ with...
  16. These replys are all great. I would like to add...

    These replys are all great. I would like to add that the inspiration of HF, and ideas there in enable one to DIY items incorporating several inovative concepts into an item that is more useful, and...
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    A small patch of some reflective tape on the...

    A small patch of some reflective tape on the hammock line, or the like will really show up in the dark, to help get you back, paracord with glow is neat too.
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    well.........I exactly copied the Hennessy folded...

    well.........I exactly copied the Hennessy folded end including punching through the holes for the rope. About the third time I got into it, it snapped clean apart, in an instant at one end, about...
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    Never mind the hammock stand, I want that stone...

    Never mind the hammock stand, I want that stone house!
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    Thanks for posting this. Some usable information...

    Thanks for posting this. Some usable information there for me.
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    When you are ready to go, you could post it here,...

    When you are ready to go, you could post it here, and someone here might let you know what the conditions are.
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    Nope, there's no way to hang a hammock at Craig...

    Nope, there's no way to hang a hammock at Craig Camp, or Grey Knob, and as said, the care takers wouldn't allow it, I've stayed up there several times.
  23. Good point, but I can't remember who I gave my...

    Good point, but I can't remember who I gave my tent to, it has been so long ago.

    An idea on the wind here is to use a barrier tarp to block most of the wind, if a more sheltered location is not...
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    I've used a Hennessy Hex for over 10 years. Not a...

    I've used a Hennessy Hex for over 10 years. Not a single drop of leakage.
  25. Thanks for all the pictures, looks very nice. ...

    Thanks for all the pictures, looks very nice.

    I also have a 'prototype' of that configuration. Got it from a HF member a couple of years ago. It is made from black fabric, still plenty light...
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    This just in: Received a prompt reply from...

    This just in:
    Received a prompt reply from Hennessy Hammock people, the afore mentioned new double bottom hammock/ Super Shelter is oxford fabric thus, not wind proof, as with silnylon.
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    I have used the Weller soldering gun, with the...

    I have used the Weller soldering gun, with the 'knife' tip for several years. $27.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Weller-Electric-Lead-Free-Soldering-Kit/3135969
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    I e-mailed Hennessy about the bottom of the new 4...

    I e-mailed Hennessy about the bottom of the new 4 Season system, am waiting for a reply.

    Maybe I missed something, but it looks like the new 4 Season hammock is the usual oxford fabric, with no...
  29. You are correct, Hennessy did stop making them a...

    You are correct, Hennessy did stop making them a long time ago. I added velcro to the full length OCF, kdney, and torso pads, so they stay in place, and also sewed a piece of metalized fabric onto...
  30. Nope, that is it, HH SS undercover, regular full...

    Nope, that is it, HH SS undercover, regular full length OCF pad, HH torso pad with HH kidney pad, covered with a mylar film. Will try it out in colder temps now that I live in northern New Hampshire...
  31. Thanks for the report. I too have that three...

    Thanks for the report.
    I too have that three part Hennessy OCF pad set. Your experience is reassuring, though the deluge senario is only likely during a thunder storm up here. However, the pad set...
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    Inexpensive down jacket, or even two jackets. ...

    Inexpensive down jacket, or even two jackets.

    One jacket a size larger, worn over the other. And down pants. Solves sooooo many problems. Packs very light, very low pack volume. Yes, there is a...
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    When I lived in CA I exclusively backpacked in...

    When I lived in CA I exclusively backpacked in the Lassen Park area between North Twin lake and Snag lake for several years, twice a season. It was tenting then, before hammock enlightenment. Vast...
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    Thank you. Very good video, and trip report. ...

    Thank you. Very good video, and trip report.

    It's not easy getting everything in a backpack for those conditions. And, even a chair at that.

    A small piece of Refletics bubble insulation, about...
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    Just beautiful. Isn't it fun keeping track of...

    Just beautiful.

    Isn't it fun keeping track of those baffles when you sew the two layers together? And the very fine, very thin fabric does not help. I have had all the materials to do a 6th down...
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    Same. I wouldn't leave my phone on all the time,...

    Same. I wouldn't leave my phone on all the time, need to keep as much battery as possible.
  37. Look at this weather report every day....

    Look at this weather report every day.
    https://www.mountwashington.org/experience-the-weather/current-summit-conditions.aspx

    It was -75 wind chill yesterday. I am looking at those peaks right...
  38. My father took me to a site on that river where...

    My father took me to a site on that river where he had gone when he was my age then. (14) I have never forgotten it. Like wise, about 3 miles down the mountain from the highway. No idea exactly...
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    You are going to need it! (03598)

    You are going to need it! (03598)
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    Your distance might be only 1/2 mile, but if you...

    Your distance might be only 1/2 mile, but if you do have to bail out, daylight or at night, under those conditions, it's not going to be easy. Wind, and wet. Think about it. Gathering up, and...
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    Looks beautiful. Great idea to over lap the ends,...

    Looks beautiful. Great idea to over lap the ends, might modify mine.
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    There was no indication that it had treated down....

    There was no indication that it had treated down. I'm not sold on treated anyway. My winter pack is lined with a large heavy duty contractor bag, and down items in dry bags. I did submerge briefly ...
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    Use the zigzag or stretch stich of the sewing...

    Use the zigzag or stretch stich of the sewing machine, no damage.
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    Reply to BillyBob58 I bought this PeaPod from an...

    Reply to BillyBob58
    I bought this PeaPod from an HF member, Zilla, two years ago. It is 20 deg. It weighs at about 2.8 lb. approximately. I do most hammocking in winter months, and in subfreezing...
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    The original Speer Pea Pod caught on with me. I...

    The original Speer Pea Pod caught on with me. I use it every winter. I got extra sew on snaps, and added them so it closes more completely. I use it with a plain old WM hammock, and it is so much...
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    This weekend I used the Klymit Insulated UL Sl V...

    This weekend I used the Klymit Insulated UL Sl V for the first time, which I got from a HF member. The temperature was in the low 30's, and very breezy, with some rain at night. I did not feel like...
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    Greetings from Whitefield NH. Lincoln Woods is...

    Greetings from Whitefield NH.
    Lincoln Woods is a little more north from you, all year heated restrooms, and free, if you have a National Park Senior Pass. Great location to get into some hammock...
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    Poll: To hot, in the White Mountains? Now that's funny!...

    To hot, in the White Mountains? Now that's funny! 😂
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    Thank you for this information. It adds some...

    Thank you for this information. It adds some useful insights for cold weather trips.
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    2 lb. Beautiful I want one.

    2 lb. Beautiful I want one.
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