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  1. Yup. What they said. Point 1 Point 2 These...

    Yup. What they said.


    Point 1
    Point 2
    These two would be my feedback.

    If you can get passed the first point and still want to go out, then don't just make plans to get out:
    Start a group...
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    By key hooks, I mean the regular hooks you would...

    By key hooks, I mean the regular hooks you would use to hang keys to give that shelf and hook look, but stronger hooks to support your hammock.
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    Hello from your Southern neighbor. Come on...

    Hello from your Southern neighbor.

    Come on down to Florida for HangCon 2020 in January. You can meet 200+ fellow hangers and your daughter can meet dozens+ of other kids that love hanging. It's...
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    Yep, indoor hanging with or without stand has...

    Yep, indoor hanging with or without stand has been going on here for quite a few years.

    You can make shelves with "key" hooks that are structural to hold your hammock. And you can use the shelf...
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    Good stuff there, Dutch. It will make for...

    Good stuff there, Dutch.

    It will make for some great backpacks for bushwacking or gaiters or even rain kilt. Oh, rain kilt. How many different colors in the future? Or patterns?
  6. Glad you checked it out. See ya at camp. ...

    Glad you checked it out. See ya at camp.

    Hanger, dates attending, starting trailhead, ETA

    1) Floridahanger, Fri-Sun, Hidden Pond Short, 9am-ish
    2) Scott Adkins, Fri-Sun, ,
    3) Juanchoman,...
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    I've used a yoga pad into the 20's. Slept...

    I've used a yoga pad into the 20's. Slept warm(except feet) underneath except the times I slipped slightly off the pad. Not fun in the 20's.

    I've also used my synthetic half UQ to 23(my PB cold)...
  8. Funny story, not too funny. A few years ago for...

    Funny story, not too funny.
    A few years ago for Summer's Last Gasp, I left my shoes at home since I was a soccer coach and was wearing cleats. I went straight to Ocala after the game. So I hiked in...
  9. This year we will also have Summer's Last Gasp...

    This year we will also have Summer's Last Gasp Hang last weekend in September at same location. Let us know what you're missing by then if you want to make this hang.


    One day is better than...
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    I too would agree with going with the 20* quilts....

    I too would agree with going with the 20* quilts. Especially if you camp in GA as well.

    As SK stated, it almost always hits the upper to middle 20's at HangCon in January in Ocala National...
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    OK. Just so we're on the same page, I'm in...

    OK. Just so we're on the same page, I'm in Florida. We camp in the Ocala National Forest in July(No UQ Hang) and September(Summer's Last Gasp) for comparison. I try to skip the insulation both hangs...
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    Good to see you're taking the hammy with you....

    Good to see you're taking the hammy with you. Nothing better than a hammy in the breeze while others suffer in a tent.

    Don't forget to come out in July for the No UQ Hang. The breeze there also...
  13. Woohoo. Are you going to be there until Sunday...

    Woohoo. Are you going to be there until Sunday this time or leave Sat?




    Hanger, dates attending, starting trailhead, ETA

    1) Floridahanger, Fri-Sun, Hidden Pond Short, 9am-ish
    2) Scott...
  14. It'll be good to see you there. The hike...

    It'll be good to see you there.




    The hike in can start from the North at Pat's Island using the FT ~3.5 miles
    From the West at Hidden Pond Short moving East to the FT, turn right to pond...
  15. Last year, a few guys brought a gopro and...

    Last year, a few guys brought a gopro and snorkels to look for the spring that feeds Hidden Pond. Anyone else thinking of bringing a snorkel/fins?

    I'm thinking yes for myself.
  16. No problem. Summer is definitely a busy time....

    No problem. Summer is definitely a busy time. Have a great time wherever you're going.

    Scott, Great to see you coming back for more.


    The hike in can start from the North at Pat's Island...
  17. FL>Hidden Pond, ONF>July 19-21, 2019>7th Annual "No Underquilt Hang"

    Watching Shug's newest vid on his Memorial Day hang in the 30's made me want to go into the Piney Woods. The problem is that we only get those temps in DEEP Winter.

    So... Let's go the opposite...
  18. Pillow tether- check Tarp location- check...

    Pillow tether- check
    Tarp location- check
    Quilts set- check
    Hammock tilt for feet- check
    Suspension angle- check
    Bug net- check
    Gear hammock storage- check

    So pretty much I'm happy with the...
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    Welcome to Central Florida, from Volusia. We...

    Welcome to Central Florida, from Volusia.

    We have a lot of Florida Hangs through out the hanging season ranging from North Florida down to Lake Wales Ridge State Forest near FrostProof. Also, this...
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    For my hammock, I use an ADutchable clip on my 6'...

    For my hammock, I use an ADutchable clip on my 6' strap -> a 6' single line of 7/64 Amsteel Lead -> Dutch Speed Hook -> CL -> hammock. It's very fast to connect to tree while at the same time...
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    Agree on the width of the UQ not needed to be...

    Agree on the width of the UQ not needed to be wide. It just needs to be wide enough that when you tuck in your TQ, the UQ extends past this point just a few inches to ensure a snug fit if you roll...
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    Too many things happening over here. Looks like...

    Too many things happening over here. Looks like I'm missing over half of the hangs this season.

    Please send me some pics so I can see what Gator Hole looks like.


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    Hey, don't forget our...
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    So very extremely true. For a good compaction,...

    So very extremely true. For a good compaction, fill less than 6" of dirt/clay before tamping down. You can also water it down every foot of fill, add another 4-6 inches and tamp some more.

    I have...
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    I use a gear hammock slung next to me. It keeps...

    I use a gear hammock slung next to me. It keeps everything off the ground and within reach while I'm in my hammock.

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    I've had fence posts both in concrete and just in...

    I've had fence posts both in concrete and just in ground. The posts without concrete were still strong when I removed them while the concrete posts often break at the concrete. The single hammock...
  26. Thread: Toggle

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    Always check the loop on the knot before getting...

    Always check the loop on the knot before getting in. Wind or bumping it hard could dislodge it. Once the hammock is loaded, you're fine.
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    Good to see another episode. I'm a little behind...

    Good to see another episode. I'm a little behind so it's time to do chores around the house and put on some HYOH podcast to work.

    By the way, yall were supposed to bring your first aid kit to...
  28. I find that the Costco Down Throw at Costco for...

    I find that the Costco Down Throw at Costco for $20 work great. It's a nice project if you like to DIY.

    I was gifted 2 and made a TQ/UQ combo for free. So far, both have gotten me down to 40*F and...
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    The Cross Florida Greenway was a hike a few years...

    The Cross Florida Greenway was a hike a few years back.

    There are a few trailheads from Dunnellon to the West of I75 to Santos Trailhead and Campground near the 301. This is part of the Florida...
  30. Thread: Toggle

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    Yep, a stick in the field is great, should be...

    Yep, a stick in the field is great, should be readily available and you don't have to carry it.

    That said, When I used toggles, I repurposed a tiny windchime for my toggles. Just add some cordage...
  31. As to the discussion on why it's called left or...

    As to the discussion on why it's called left or right, my guess is that this forum was started by hikers. We tend to call the direction based on what side we get out of hence what ever side your feet...
  32. Excellent and that's a great looking tarp.

    Excellent and that's a great looking tarp.
  33. Does anyone else have any pics of the Raffle...

    Does anyone else have any pics of the Raffle Prize that they won? I didn't get to see the prizes and missed the raffle completely and would love to see your score. Thanks to all the vendors that...
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    I've had my UQ down to 30* feeling good and my TQ...

    I've had my UQ down to 30* feeling good and my TQ down to 40* and feeling some cold get thru. I did mod the UQ by making the faux baffles, but the TQ is just sewn thru.

    Here, you can see the...
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    It could also be the UL Darien from Dream...

    It could also be the UL Darien from Dream Hammocks that's been discontinued.
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    You're awesome Papa Randy. That's why we love you.

    You're awesome Papa Randy. That's why we love you.
  37. Thanks for the pics, Oz. Nice fire and great...

    Thanks for the pics, Oz.

    Nice fire and great to see all the Florida Sherpas.
  38. Very nice starter kit. Not even a starter kit,...

    Very nice starter kit. Not even a starter kit, but a nicely packaged hammock camping rig.

    Most hikers, Boy Scouts, hunters, outdoorsman type folk already have a pad/SB combo and some sort of...
  39. You have obviously already stated that you flip...

    You have obviously already stated that you flip and flop and reverse and flop then flip then turn and do a half lindie then end in a bellyflop after a flippity flop. This means that tucking doesn't...
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    If you use your UQ/TQ set, only the exposed skin...

    If you use your UQ/TQ set, only the exposed skin area will be subject to insect bites regardless of hammock body fabric.

    That said, any bugnet with a good seal will allow you more room to move...
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    Hamacas para todos ustedes!!!

    Hamacas para todos ustedes!!!
  42. Have fun out there and bring us back some pics...

    Have fun out there and bring us back some pics please.
  43. A few more changes to the lineup. 1) olddog ...

    A few more changes to the lineup.

    1) olddog
    2) SlyCheer
    3) Moonshiner
    4) Timberrr
    5) O-Boy
    6) Deer Hunter
    7) Soclean
    8) Big_Country
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    You can sew or tie a knot, it's up to you. Mule...

    You can sew or tie a knot, it's up to you. Mule tape takes knots well.

    If you sew a loop, you can make a clean connection. Either a larkshead or the loops can "hold hands" with a "loop to loop"...
  45. 2019 Sherpa Hang

    Looks like there might be some cooler weather coming down the pike in a few days. Looks like campfire weather to me.

    1) olddog
    2) SlyCheer
    3) Floridahanger
    4) Moonshiner
    5) Timberrr
    6)...
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    Hey Mark, Been seeing ya on the forums for...

    Hey Mark,

    Been seeing ya on the forums for many years but never met face-to-face. Sorry about the ordeal of that smack and boom.

    If you find yourself with a little bit of time next year, come...
  47. The structural ridge line SRL of a hammock has no...

    The structural ridge line SRL of a hammock has no bearing on the weight bearing strength of the hammock fabric. It's purpose is to set the sag of the hammock at approximately 30* regardless of the...
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    Ooooh. This thread is getting back to the old...

    Ooooh. This thread is getting back to the old days of calculating loads and compression and angles. Something the newer hangers never got to experience to see how the current batch of hammock gear...
  49. For simplicity and not using any hardware, we...

    For simplicity and not using any hardware, we need to get our minds out of the way.

    I would have to agree that using just a long strap looped around a tree through its end loop and short CL...
  50. 2019 Sherpa Hang 1) olddog 2) SlyCheer 3)...

    2019 Sherpa Hang

    1) olddog
    2) SlyCheer
    3) Floridahanger
    4) Moonshiner
    5) Timberrr
    6) juanchoman
    7) O-Boy
    8) Deer Hunter
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