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    Thanks guys. Maybe DIY is the best option. I...

    Thanks guys. Maybe DIY is the best option. I will have to read up on it. I'm not really much of a seamstress but how hard can it be? LOL
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    Hummingbird told me it is on their list to come...

    Hummingbird told me it is on their list to come out with a bridge style. Their hammocks seem to be rated for heaver weight. But they did not give a time frame or any details.

    I noticed even...
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    I bet we are not the first people to want that. ...

    I bet we are not the first people to want that. My guess is the design is such that shoulder pinch is going to be the issue. I too have looked and figure they all put that limit on that style for a...
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    I have a WBBB but never could get comfortable in...

    I have a WBBB but never could get comfortable in a gathered end hammock for more than a few hours. I would end up awake at 2am and not able to get back to sleep. I really want to try a ridgerunner...
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    LOL Thanks Shug. I feel completely informed and...

    LOL Thanks Shug. I feel completely informed and entertained.
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    Thanks OB. I don't know that this old dog can...

    Thanks OB. I don't know that this old dog can change that trick.

    I have seen reference to using treking polls for the spreader bars. There is supposed to be instructions on Warbonnets web site...
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    Thanks for the reply. Is it possible for more...

    Thanks for the reply. Is it possible for more sleeping positions than just on your back? Can you side or stomach sleep at all?
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    Too Fat for a Ridgerunner???

    Okay I know the company line from Warbonnet on the ridgerunner is 250 pounds. Is there anyone out there in the 275 pound range that is using one? Just wondering if someone else who is slightly...
  9. Well I have had a BB for a couple of years. I...

    Well I have had a BB for a couple of years. I feel like I am the only guy who can not get all night comfort out of a hammock. I am a stomach sleeper normally and though I can fall asleep on my back...
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    Grayson Highlands

    If someone wanted to do 30 to 40 miles through Grayson what would you guys suggest as a good starting point and ending point?
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    While backpacking what else can you do but...

    While backpacking what else can you do but alcohol based hand sanitizer? I don't want to waste drinking water and getting a parasite (however rare that may actually be) from untreated water is no...
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    There are tons of warnings at the log slide about...

    There are tons of warnings at the log slide about how it is easier to get down than back up. You would think if you had any questions about how fit you were you would not go down there.

    Don't...
  13. Thanks for the report. Sounds like you had a...

    Thanks for the report. Sounds like you had a good time. We have a group from my search and rescue group up there this week on a pleasure trip. I could not go due to work.
  14. Great trip thanks for sharing the video. Grayson...

    Great trip thanks for sharing the video. Grayson Highlands seems to be a favorite spot on the AT for many people. It is on my short list of places to visit.
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    7 days from order to delivery of a BB 1.7 double...

    7 days from order to delivery of a BB 1.7 double in Michigan.
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    Thanks for the help guys. It is getting better. ...

    Thanks for the help guys. It is getting better. After a nice salmon dinner and a jug of cheap wine :D I am making progress. I measured it and found I was exactly 15 feet. I moved it out just 3...
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    OMG kill me now. So I went to Menards to buy...

    OMG kill me now. So I went to Menards to buy some 2x4s to make a stand. Hey they had a pretty good looking stand for $100 that was much more heavy duty than I could ever make. So why not?

    I...
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    What am I doing wrong?

    Maybe I all ready know but let me run it by the pros. I have my BB hung from the ceiling in the basement. I did sleep in it last night for 4 hours but was not as comfortable as I could have been. ...
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    I'm not even going to attempt DIY with these...

    I'm not even going to attempt DIY with these sewing projects. Let's be real. A WB BB is $175. Even if you work at close to minimum wage about 20 hours will pay for one. I doubt most amateurs can...
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    Has anyone used a camping perimeter monitoring...

    Has anyone used a camping perimeter monitoring system? It sees a little overly paranoid for most hiking but if I was in grizzly country I might consider one.
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    Oh I agree that you are more exposed but that...

    Oh I agree that you are more exposed but that does not equal more likely to be attacked. You may have a slightly less risk of injury in a tent if you are attacked because the bear may get scared and...
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    Hey mine shipped today. 5 days from order to...

    Hey mine shipped today. 5 days from order to shipped. No complaints about that.
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    I don't dispute that. And I did find it...

    I don't dispute that. And I did find it humorous. My only problem is stating that you are more likely to be attacked in a hammock than a tent. As you mentioned neither one will change your smell. ...
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    :lol: I will keep that in mind.

    :lol: I will keep that in mind.
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    I got the double layer 1.7 too. That is what was...

    I got the double layer 1.7 too. That is what was recommended to hold up the massive chunk I have become. :laugh:

    You really went all out. I have never done the hammock thing before so I am...
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    Thanks for this info. I understand a cottage...

    Thanks for this info. I understand a cottage business can get behind and take a little longer. If I had any criticism it would be that even though I got a confirmation email from paypay a short...
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    Thanks Shug. I doubt my wife will let me hang it...

    Thanks Shug. I doubt my wife will let me hang it in the living room but the basement rafters are fair game.
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    Problem is I'm the slow guy. I will need that...

    Problem is I'm the slow guy. I will need that protection that can not be named. :D
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    Don't you think it is a little contrived? How...

    Don't you think it is a little contrived? How could a person speak for a bear? Further the conclusion is pretty baseless that a hammock is less safe than a tent.

    I think there are a few good...
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    Good thing you were not juggling bowie knifes...

    Good thing you were not juggling bowie knifes when it let go. :D

    Great videos by the way. I have watched all of them and learned a lot. Thanks for making them.
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    I'm really looking forward to giving it a try. ...

    I'm really looking forward to giving it a try. What do you all anchor it to in your house?
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    ordered my WB BB

    In the words of Tom Petty "the waiting is the hardest part."

    I hope I am comfortable in this as I am going on faith in what was said in this form.

    Now I just have to figure out how to hang...
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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I look...

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I look forward to giving this thing a try. Red thanks for the offer. I will keep that in mind moving forward.
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    New from Michigan

    Hi all. I have not been camping for years. I do a lot of hiking but never plan any overnight trips. I have one friend that backpacks now and he is trying to get me and another friend to join him. ...
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