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  1. If needed, I'll just bury my Civic in a nearby...

    If needed, I'll just bury my Civic in a nearby ditch and hoof it up to Da Shack with my new pulk. Somebody with a real truck can pull me out later. Wouldn't trust a Jeep owner to try or care....
  2. "This year’s Bourbon County Stout...

    "This year’s Bourbon County Stout, aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey barrels, yields a rich, complex mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, plus...
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    I sleep neither hot nor cold and have found that...

    I sleep neither hot nor cold and have found that the 0 Wooki without overfill works perfectly fine in terms of its down staying in place. Full disclosure: when the temps dip below 0, I stack...
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    Welcome to the best place to find answers to your...

    Welcome to the best place to find answers to your questions. I'll be watching this thread for info too.
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    A canvas sock is helpful in "sock weather" which...

    A canvas sock is helpful in "sock weather" which generally starts at 15F or colder. I borrowed a canvas sock last winter and used it during the January polar vortex. I was so impressed that I...
  6. Another option besides the "stick out your butt"...

    Another option besides the "stick out your butt" technique is to tuck a small, elongated pillow or a folded fleece blanket behind you as you assume the side-sleep position. No need to stick out your...
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    It certainly stands out. Won't accidentally land...

    It certainly stands out. Won't accidentally land in it in the dark.
  8. Those mercenaries are part of the notorious...

    Those mercenaries are part of the notorious Cloaca Clan. They hang out everywhere - watching, waiting, and loosing their wet weapons with abandon. I wish you well, but I have little hope.
  9. We await the report on the Maginot Line of the...

    We await the report on the Maginot Line of the Chesapeake Bay in the near future. Your sieve-like defenses seem suspect against the power of the fully-armed and operational Death Star hidden behind...
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    Looks perfect for extending the shelter at the...

    Looks perfect for extending the shelter at the I&M Canal. Your "friends" will love you and the raccoons will encircle you with flashing eyes of envy.
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    Welcome to HF - from a member just a bit to the...

    Welcome to HF - from a member just a bit to the east of Sun Prairie. I enjoy my Ridgerunner on the days I am not using my Blackbird XLC. There are quite a few threads that rise from the dead on this...
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    You seem to have a plan - with several variables...

    You seem to have a plan - with several variables in play. Next step: execute the plan before you head out on your fall hike by practicing at home or near home. Field testing will give you the best...
  13. The "feels like" temp of 27 this morning...

    The "feels like" temp of 27 this morning prompted me to pull on the Big Bill wool pants and Lester River wool shirt when letting the dogs out - just to get in the mood for what's to come. Your...
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    Easy is the right word. The Wooki was part of my...

    Easy is the right word. The Wooki was part of my original hammock gear splurge so I never got to experience the "fun" of primary/secondary suspensions, draft collars, quilt clips, tacos and burritos,...
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    Looks like a great stocking stuffer.

    Looks like a great stocking stuffer.
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    Eat the candy bar first. You'll feel better than...

    Eat the candy bar first. You'll feel better than eating it after putting it in your sock.

    Love the pics!
  17. From what I've read so far, you're dealing with a...

    From what I've read so far, you're dealing with a number of variables, but all of them seem to be self-imposed. The path to your eventual solution via experimentation will depend on the order in...
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    I am a Tensa4 owner and have used it in...

    I am a Tensa4 owner and have used it in summer/winter, wet/dry, windy/calm, snow/mud, flat ground/sloped ground with no issues. I can't foresee any reason to think it won't stand up over time....
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    A quick review of the Clark site and the Clark...

    A quick review of the Clark site and the Clark sub-forum did not reveal any clues or known issues with the NX-270 so I would follow your first impression that you had the rig too taut for the zippers...
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    A lazy daytime nap and a Rambo-style knife would...

    A lazy daytime nap and a Rambo-style knife would be an acceptable alternate fantasy. Daylight will make it easier to find my body.
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    Let's play "hot" or "cold". Is this a site...

    Let's play "hot" or "cold".

    Is this a site along the Mississippi River in Iowa or Wisconsin?

    Happy Birthday!
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    Yep, always something going on in Madison. I live...

    Yep, always something going on in Madison. I live a few miles to the east where we roll up all the sidewalks at night. Welcome to THE forum of forums.
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    They call it "body by drum corps" which is the...

    They call it "body by drum corps" which is the opposite of "body by hammock"!
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    Drum Corps and hammocks are a great combo no...

    Drum Corps and hammocks are a great combo no matter how you arrange it. Enjoyed the pics of the woods and the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. My wife and I traveled to a show in Murfreesboro, TN in July....
  25. I am a very satisfied Warbonnet system user -...

    I am a very satisfied Warbonnet system user - emphasis on "system" since everything is designed to work together by how the components are shaped and the choice of materials. Other TQs will work with...
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    Now you have my attention...and...I am impressed,...

    Now you have my attention...and...I am impressed, nay, proud?

    Back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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    I side-sleep in a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC and in...

    I side-sleep in a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC and in a Warbonnet Ridgerunner just fine. I am a full-time hammock user (home and camping). As my body weight has decreased in the past 2 years, I am able to...
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    I believe I saw a CCS label...

    I believe I saw a CCS label on that tarp. Very versatile piece of gear.
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    This weekend was my 4th outing to Da Shack. The...

    This weekend was my 4th outing to Da Shack. The previous hangs were enjoyed under slightly cooler conditions. The woods are beautiful any time of year.

    Here's a pic from this past February 2019:
    ...
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    Cornbread! https://i.imgur.com/KvzS3ZKl.jpg ...

    Cornbread!

    https://i.imgur.com/KvzS3ZKl.jpg

    Cornbread x 2!

    https://i.imgur.com/PnDuCgAl.jpg
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    Under the right lighting conditions, Da Shack can...

    Under the right lighting conditions, Da Shack can look down right fancy.

    https://i.imgur.com/e5W5fqEl.jpg

    But don't be fooled, it is even better than fancy once you are there.
    ...
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    I'll add my name to the spreadsheet since I...

    I'll add my name to the spreadsheet since I didn't get out this past weekend as I had hoped. Too wet and muggy! Da Shack weekend looks much better weatherwise. Will come up on Thursday afternoon.
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    Wow! That's a lot of tarp - but certainly is a...

    Wow! That's a lot of tarp - but certainly is a great companion for a Ridgerunner hammock. Thanks for the pics.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Welcome to HF. There are a number of DIY'ers in...

    Welcome to HF. There are a number of DIY'ers in your part of WI so check out the groups hangs that happen quite frequently and meet some friendly folks that speak your language. Even if it is just...
  36. Gorgeous views as always from Slovakia, but also...

    Gorgeous views as always from Slovakia, but also some challenging views this time. Looks like fun!
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    Welcome to HF and best wishes on your...

    Welcome to HF and best wishes on your hanging/hiking future. Great people to meet and share info in both scenarios.
  38. This is what you need... 175503 ...but...

    This is what you need...

    175503

    ...but you're still going to need a bigger tarp - and more food.
  39. Thanks for the addition to my summer reading...

    Thanks for the addition to my summer reading challenge aka How Long Can I Sit On The Pot?
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    This publication (The Ultimate Hang Second...

    This publication (The Ultimate Hang Second Edition) is more than comprehensive. It's definitive. By Derek Hansen

    I keep the book on a nightstand and I'm frequently browsing topics and picking up...
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    Warbonnet has the buckles listed under Hammock...

    Warbonnet has the buckles listed under Hammock Accessories. $10 per set.
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    (Inserts tin foil) In fact, she may have...

    (Inserts tin foil) In fact, she may have "disappeared" the original hammock in an insider plot to get you to buy a Warbonnet (removes tin foil from his hairy ears).
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    I like it! I have a couple spare Dutchware wasps...

    I like it! I have a couple spare Dutchware wasps laying around. I could probably do the same thing as you have done. I currently use Tato tarp connectors on my CRL, but this gives me something to...
  44. Good photos of a nice looking site. Good...

    Good photos of a nice looking site. Good explanations with useful comparisons of different tarps. Thanks for posting.

    Is that a deflated tarp on the ground in the last pic?
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    When it comes to hardware, don't rely on a guess....

    When it comes to hardware, don't rely on a guess. The ENO Hammock Indoor Hanging kit has a weight capacity of 400 lbs. and is designed for this very purpose.
  46. Doctor, Doctor, gimme the news I got a bad case...

    Doctor, Doctor, gimme the news
    I got a bad case of hangin' blues
    No pill's gonna cure my ill
    I got a bad case of hammock blues

    ~with apologies to John Moon Martin~
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    Rain water will travel down the poles from the...

    Rain water will travel down the poles from the relatively small collection point at the top to the fulcrum point at the bottom. But don't over think it because however much water actually makes it to...
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    After using standard sheets and blankets on a...

    After using standard sheets and blankets on a traditional bed for 96.3% of my life, I've become addicted to down quilts these past couple years. I'm guessing that gigantic hammocks are best suited...
  49. Are the teenagers willing and able to learn how...

    Are the teenagers willing and able to learn how to sew?
    If not, are they willing to trade their sweat equity with someone who does know how to sew?
    If not, can you find someone who is willing to...
  50. hmmm...given their moniker, I'd say they are the...

    hmmm...given their moniker, I'd say they are the originators of the UL philosophy.
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