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    Yes, please! I've made several purchases of...

    Yes, please! I've made several purchases of backpacks & other "soft" goods on e-bay and other forums. No more - I've received too many things that either smelled musty or hiker-funky, and either...
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    I bring a handful of zip ties in several sizes. ...

    I bring a handful of zip ties in several sizes. Handy for repairing all sorts of stuff.
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    FS: Yes, the underquilt in a warm, attractive shade...

    Yes, the underquilt in a warm, attractive shade of mud brown is still for sale. It is beginning to feel under-appreciated, though. Don't let this happen to a nice underquilt - give it a good home...
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    WTB: If you're piecing a kit together, I have a...

    If you're piecing a kit together, I have a Warbonnet 20* Yeti underquilt available, and a Speer winter tarp (similar size/style to WB Superfly). Not letting go of my Blackbird!!

    PM for details...
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    Hah! Or underpants...

    Hah! Or underpants...
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    Kinda haughty attitude, wouldn't you say?...

    Kinda haughty attitude, wouldn't you say? Hammocks are great, but after 15 years of hammocking, I'm now more likely to bring my tent than my hammock. Plenty of pros & cons to any sleep setup, but...
  7. Poll: This - knots are weightless!

    This - knots are weightless!
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    FS: 968 views deserves a one-time price reduction to...

    968 views deserves a one-time price reduction to $175. 4 ticks and 2 wasps still included because... well because I have 6 more bits of hardware than I need, and I'm downsizing! Buy an underquilt...
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    Always attached so nothing's left behind

    Always attached so nothing's left behind
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    Hanging from the trees marvel of nylon design...

    Hanging from the trees
    marvel of nylon design
    Warbonnet Blackbird
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    FS: There once was a man with a quilt...

    There once was a man with a quilt...
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    FS: Things that go Bump in the night...

    Things that go Bump in the night...
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    FS: Bump my underquilt Still for sale, all weekend...

    Bump my underquilt
    Still for sale, all weekend long
    tubes of fluffy down

    who else "bumps" with a haiku!?
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    +1, though I often just hit the straight-body...

    +1, though I often just hit the straight-body sweet spot and don't move all night.
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    FS: Per the Warbonnet website it will fit either: ...

    Per the Warbonnet website it will fit either:

    "The Yeti is our underquilt for end-gathered hammocks like our Blackbird, Blackbird XLC and Traveler series, but will also work on just about any...
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    FS: 3-Season Yeti UQ for sale

    Warbonnet 3-Season 20-degree Yeti underquilt for sale. Unused, brown, only been test-fitted on my Blackbird. I tossed the original stuff sack, this will be shipped in a replacement silnyon stuff...
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    I Don't have a 40 degree, but do have a 20 degree...

    I Don't have a 40 degree, but do have a 20 degree Yeti, unused, $185 shipped CONUS
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    Now that I'm too old to be hit by lightning,...

    Now that I'm too old to be hit by lightning, here's my 2 cents. I worked as a ranger one year, and there was clear evidence that exposed rocks (i.e. the ground on a ridgeline) get hit as much as...
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    I've been experimenting with all the variety of...

    I've been experimenting with all the variety of insect hardware from Dutch and Warbonnet, so who knows where that will lead me, but for now I'm partial to figure 9's for my tarp.
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    how about a mylar space blanket hung under the...

    how about a mylar space blanket hung under the tarp? cheap, light, and worth a shot.
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    Ditto. When I have a bear can, there's my seat. ...

    Ditto. When I have a bear can, there's my seat. If it's shoulder seasons and likely to be colder, I'll bring my larger tarp with doors to keep the cold breeze out.

    But I don't care much for...
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    Not a dumb question. I'm an accountant, but I...

    Not a dumb question. I'm an accountant, but I got A's in physics in high school and college, and haven't been able to use them until now. I believe that moving the suspended weight from the center...
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    IIRC, I bought a Hennessey at a store long before...

    IIRC, I bought a Hennessey at a store long before I found this forum. Tested it for a few hours in the backyard just to learn how to set it up, then jumped right in. I've always found backyard...
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    Down only migrates while attached ton a Goose.

    Down only migrates while attached ton a Goose.
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    So if I read the graph right, at a 30* hang angle...

    So if I read the graph right, at a 30* hang angle (1/2 of 180*-120*) the pull on each tree will be equal to your weight.
  26. Not yet! I always sit carefully the first sit of...

    Not yet! I always sit carefully the first sit of each hang - sometimes things may slip a bit, but I haven't been dropped yet.

    I wonder about some of the flipping and falling stories I've read -...
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    I've always been dry in my hammock, even in my...

    I've always been dry in my hammock, even in my old Hennessy with its original tarp setup, which does bring the tarp close to the ridgeline. I just bought a WB minifly this winter and it will get...
  28. That's what my wife once said. Or was is "I'm...

    That's what my wife once said. Or was is "I'm engaged to a moron" Can't quite remember those things anymore.

    Tautline hitch works for me.
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    For me, it's the same reason I never used a full...

    For me, it's the same reason I never used a full length pad for ground sleeping - I just don't seem to need it, so no need to carry it.
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    I use the stock Warbonnet webbing & buckle...

    I use the stock Warbonnet webbing & buckle suspension with a 'biner. Simple, effective, easy to adjust and everything stays attached to the hammock. This is important if you tend to leave things...
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    Nothing worse than noisy corpses.

    Nothing worse than noisy corpses.
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    Truth is, just about any combination of hardware...

    Truth is, just about any combination of hardware that makes securing the line quick & easy makes adjusting and positioning the tarp quick & easy. My tarp is in skins, with 12' of line at each end,...
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    This benefit should not be underrated! First time...

    This benefit should not be underrated! First time I hammocked I left the straps behind. When I switched to whoopies, I still used Dutch 'biners to make sure I had a set up that remained connected to...
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    Ack! I just sprung for a silnylon minifly...

    Ack! I just sprung for a silnylon minifly instead of the poly. My old silnylon tarp was from Speer, and I don't recall significant absorption issues with it... does silnyon vary that much from...
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    Happy Festivus for the rest of us, and thanks to...

    Happy Festivus for the rest of us, and thanks to the Mods and members.

    Thank you.
  36. for me the worst part is when I get up and go, my...

    for me the worst part is when I get up and go, my headlamp lights up all those eyes in the woods
  37. Velcro is too scratchy.

    Velcro is too scratchy.
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    Sticky: Got one good eye, one not so good!

    Got one good eye, one not so good!
  39. Perhaps not, but since you haven't elaborated, I...

    Perhaps not, but since you haven't elaborated, I did a quick search and turned up this:

    How do you know when to empty your bladder?

    The micturition reflex tells you when you need to empty your...
  40. I don't mean to intrude in a women's forum, but I...

    I don't mean to intrude in a women's forum, but I have a theory regarding the apparent need for folks of all genders to pee more often when sleeping in a hammock. I'm guessing that since many of us...
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    All of the above plus two things: an umbrella and...

    All of the above plus two things: an umbrella and a good attitude. The attitude is weightless unless you supplement it with attitude enhancers.
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    +1

    +1
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    I suppose I can set up my tent (Henry Shire's...

    I suppose I can set up my tent (Henry Shire's original Squall) a bit faster than I can hang my hammock and tarp, but I think it's only because there a few more variables with the hammock. But it's...
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    I carry half a z-rest pad (6 sections) , and...

    I carry half a z-rest pad (6 sections) , and either a Thermarest Prolite or a Big Agnes insulated aircore (in both cases, I carry the short pad...60" for the BA IIRC).

    The z-rest is usually for...
  45. Thread: Snake Skins

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    Ditto! Plus some characters to get to 10:cursing:

    Ditto! Plus some characters to get to 10:cursing:
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    Consider it a lesson learned - when you order...

    Consider it a lesson learned - when you order something for delivery, you give up a certain amount of control (compared to picking it off the shelf), and need to allow for delays. Don't order...
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    I sleep with a pad, with my sleeping bag over me...

    I sleep with a pad, with my sleeping bag over me quilt style. Sometimes my back will get a bit clammy, but otherwise it works fine. I don't move much during the night, so once everything's...
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    So is this thing essentially just an overgrown...

    So is this thing essentially just an overgrown snakeskin? Or maybe an escaped Anaconda that just ate your mother-in-law? Very cool.
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    I use a 40* bag (as a quilt) and a Big Agnes...

    I use a 40* bag (as a quilt) and a Big Agnes short mummy insulated aircore pad or a Thermarest Prolite. Works just fine, and I didn't spend a dime above & beyond my existing ground setup. It...
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    I used a thermarest prolite and a Big Agnes...

    I used a thermarest prolite and a Big Agnes inflatable in my HH - no problems. Pads stayed put once I got them where I wanted them. come to think of it... so did I.
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