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    i won't camp without dewey.

    i won't camp without dewey.
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    Slo nailed it, most likely. Tight suspension....

    Slo nailed it, most likely.

    Tight suspension.

    I've done tons of trips in my wbbb and Phoenix 20. Never had any slip issue.

    I'm 6'1" and about 185-200.


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    my standing advice is; if you can only get one...

    my standing advice is;

    if you can only get one quilt - get a full length 0* down quilt.

    sv-
  4. hickery....... Suspension: "Once" sarcasm?...

    hickery.......

    Suspension: "Once"

    sarcasm? truth? understatement?

    that's funny man. the impatience is revealing...;)
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    welcome! sv-

    welcome!

    sv-
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    it'll work fine. i run into that at times and...

    it'll work fine. i run into that at times and improvise however my mood allows.

    sv-
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    where in missouri are you located?

    where in missouri are you located?
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    pets aren't allowed on trail in the buffalo...

    pets aren't allowed on trail in the buffalo national forest area. there's a small exception in a place or two; but pets are generally not doable.

    some good areas are near there are:

    sylamore...
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    the trail is probably sylamore creek. nice area.

    the trail is probably sylamore creek. nice area.
  10. Arkansas. Mountain View Shuttle Info, below...

    if anyone hikes in this area i have a great shuttle fellow that i can hook you up with. very nice man. his name is jack. post me if you'd like his number.

    he'll keep up with you on the trail via...
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    i have an amok 3. i prefer gathered end hammocks....

    i have an amok 3. i prefer gathered end hammocks. however, the amok should work just fine for what you want.

    be aware that it is not as light of a system as most gathered end systems, all gear...
  12. Thread: Wow!

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    congrats and enjoy! sv-

    congrats and enjoy!

    sv-
  13. i'm a runner and i've never heard of that race...

    i'm a runner and i've never heard of that race until this weekend. i've done many of that type in other parts of the state but this is the first i've heard of this one. maybe this feb.....

    we did...
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    bottom insulation is top priority. underquilt...

    bottom insulation is top priority.

    underquilt
    underquilt
    underquilt.

    if the temp is in the upper range, but consider using only reflectix, pad, or something similar,........then

    underquilt.
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    yep

    yep
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    1. comfort and consistency. 2. freedom; you...

    1. comfort and consistency.

    2. freedom; you can hang where you want.

    3. casual time IN the hammock. you'll never equal this in a tent. this includes laying around gazing, dozing, reading, or...
  17. there were at least 20 hogs in that wallow. it...

    there were at least 20 hogs in that wallow. it sounded like a bomb exploded when they broke out. they were all ages, with about 3 or 4 large adults. part of deweys advantage, i think, was the...
  18. coming up in a day or so! the trailhead is 5...

    coming up in a day or so! the trailhead is 5 miles north of mountain view.

    it's a fine trail, but i caution anyone doing it in summer. it's deceptive in that it follows the creek but it's not ON...
  19. we're a true 4 season state in arkansas. hot as...

    we're a true 4 season state in arkansas. hot as blazes in the summer but i do it all the time. it takes some strategic trail selection but it works.

    the worst thing to happen to me while...
  20. Arkansas. Ozarks. Sylemore Creek. Dewey dispatched two hogs.

    dewey and i hit the trail friday and returned today [sunday].

    HOT & HUMID [95+] but we had a great time, as usual. NO ONE on the trails; not a single hiker/camper/backpacker.

    jumped a big mess...
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    buster, looks like we hang real similar:) sv-

    buster, looks like we hang real similar:)

    sv-
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    83%, 86% - i don't understand. gazillion - i...

    83%, 86% - i don't understand.

    gazillion - i understand!:)

    sv-
  23. i agree. it is a favorite of mine especially in...

    i agree. it is a favorite of mine especially in summer. probably headed there this weekend.

    sv-
  24. i haven't dug deep, but i thought maybe you'd get...

    i haven't dug deep, but i thought maybe you'd get a notification or something if they posted. this was just a wild guess because i couldn't find anything on the friend pages.

    justawonderin,

    sv-
  25. i got HF FRIENDS......so, what can i do with them?

    believe it or not there's a few folks on here that have become my HF friends.

    so what does that mean as far as this site is concerned?

    dewey researched this and he remains vigilant, yet...
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    i strongly echo the chorus here. don't buy it....

    i strongly echo the chorus here.

    don't buy it. AND, you came to the right place.

    ANOTHER TIP: do you plan on backpacking with this hammock?

    if so, then your gear search can be specified...
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    to deal with the psychology; you just gotta go...

    to deal with the psychology; you just gotta go hang and evaluate your unmolested survival as reassurance.

    and i have dewey.....:)

    sv-
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    we just get out in it and we gripe a lot...

    we just get out in it

    and we gripe a lot before, during, and after.

    sv-
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    if you're going to treat it, i used to use...

    if you're going to treat it,

    i used to use mineral oil mixed with silicon. heat it to blend it. it works really well and doesn't smell so bad. a light coat will do pretty good.

    in the south...
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    it won't enhance your hammock experience.

    it won't enhance your hammock experience.
  31. ViDEO: Beaver Bay to Split Rock River Out & Back Overnighter...Superior Hiking Trail

    Dewey would love the falls!:)

    Sv


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  32. I'm thinking we'll have to wait till they figure...

    I'm thinking we'll have to wait till they figure out how to use graphene


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  33. Thread: Hello

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    welcome. lots of good, here. sv-

    welcome. lots of good, here.

    sv-
  34. Thread: Fail

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    Absolutely not:) Sent from my iPhone using...

    Absolutely not:)


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    shug is soooo right about getting away from the...

    shug is soooo right about getting away from the house.

    i have the same problem. i have easy access to trees in my yard and a hammock is always hanging. but it's a mind thing; not the hammock.
    ...
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    man that's awesome. i'm always jealous of the...

    man that's awesome.

    i'm always jealous of the perseverance of the serious diy'rs.

    that looks great!

    sv-
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    welcome! sv-

    welcome!

    sv-
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    Cool, man. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Cool, man.


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    my method..... same as everyone else:) ...

    my method.....

    same as everyone else:)

    cheers.....sv-
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    i tried half a jury trial in a sale-barn once....

    i tried half a jury trial in a sale-barn once. the courthouse was broken. we all almost fainted from the heat.

    i run in it most days and it is HOT and zaps me good. but with all your getup on;...
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    shug; what's the temps up there during the...

    shug; what's the temps up there during the summer? how is it where you perform?
  42. Thread: I did it!

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    got to reiterate what shug says here. forget...

    got to reiterate what shug says here.

    forget the ground. unless you have a catastrophic, unrepairable hammock or suspension failure, the ground idea will never occur.

    cheers,

    sv-
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    i've been using a hammock as a camping option...

    i've been using a hammock as a camping option since about 1981. i've been essentially nothing but hammocks since the mid 90's, probably. there's some exceptions, but when i solo or don't have a real...
  44. pads are awful when compared to uq's. they...

    pads are awful when compared to uq's.

    they don't give the hammock a fair shake; meaning, you cannot judge a hammock from the pad perspective. they just don't go together that well. for the ease...
  45. Thread: I did it!

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    uq - the path to happiness:) cheers sv-

    uq - the path to happiness:)

    cheers

    sv-
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    IF I COULD ONLY HAVE ONE QUILT: zero degree...

    IF I COULD ONLY HAVE ONE QUILT:

    zero degree full length.

    i camp 4 seasons. its hot in the summer and cold in the winter. we have two good days in between summer and winter; one in the spring...
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    if there's no bad wind or precep threat; i have...

    if there's no bad wind or precep threat; i have already decided on no tarp well before the hang.

    1. scout a spot.
    2. drop the pack at the head.
    3. hang the hammock without rushing. if it's cold,...
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    i do instant. i keep my coffee and splenda in...

    i do instant.

    i keep my coffee and splenda in a ziploc within reach. sometimes tucked in a boot or shoe. the cook kit is below, waiting.

    its all there when i wake. dewey patrols during the...
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    Dewey says "woof"! solo's are better with...

    Dewey says "woof"!

    solo's are better with dogs:)

    enjoy

    sv-
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    there's a tree on my place with a grease gun...

    there's a tree on my place with a grease gun grown into it. been there all my life [i'm 53]. its an old crepe tree. i'll snag a pic when i'm home...
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