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  1. Thanks but I'm flying in and having access to...

    Thanks but I'm flying in and having access to water and someplace to charge my electronics will be handy. I'll be stopping for dinner and groceries on the way in but this seemed simpler than hiking...
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    Just easier to attach and detach. Sent from my...

    Just easier to attach and detach.

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    I use CLs on my Tensa 4and attach them to my...

    I use CLs on my Tensa 4and attach them to my hammock CLs with soft shackles. I usually wrap the cls on the stand around the poles to fine tune the distance for different tarps.

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    Use Lash-it or Zing-it. Paracord stretches....

    Use Lash-it or Zing-it. Paracord stretches. Splicing hollow braided line is also addictive.
  5. Thanks but as I posted above, I have an actual...

    Thanks but as I posted above, I have an actual campsite. Bathrooms, water, life is good.

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  6. I have a site at Big Scrub Campground for...

    I have a site at Big Scrub Campground for Wednesday night. If anyone else needs a place to stay for the night I'm sure there will be plenty of room to share on my site. Looking at the satellite view,...
  7. As I said above, I booked my flights and car....

    As I said above, I booked my flights and car. I'll be in Jacksonville on Wednesday evening and was hoping to camp at Doe Lake that night but couldn't find a campground called "Doe Lake" on the Ocala...
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    Just so you know, They don't call that a "slip...

    Just so you know, They don't call that a "slip knot" for nothing. The Bowline and Midshipman's Hitch will be much more dependable but HYOH.
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    I have an old one that has hardly seen any use...

    I have an old one that has hardly seen any use for a long time. I think it may have a total of 10 nights use on it. Aluminum poles and footprint included. Make me an offer. I can take pictures...
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    We all started somewhere and the OP is no...

    We all started somewhere and the OP is no exception. I spent a whopping $37 for my first hammock including bugnet and suspension (daisy chain tree straps) from the Walmart clearance bin in the...
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    You may want to replace the slipped overhand knot...

    You may want to replace the slipped overhand knot with a bowline or midshipman's hitch. http://animatedknots.com
  12. Just booked my flights, car and hotel for the...

    Just booked my flights, car and hotel for the last night. I'll be flying into Jacksonville on Wednesday 1/15 arriving at 4:22 PM if there are no flight delays. If somebody in the area needs a ride to...
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    I ordered an econ 20 degree top quilt when the...

    I ordered an econ 20 degree top quilt when the sale started but could only use one discount code. The 10% off was better than the free shipping, so I went with that.

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    You might be surprised. at least half my gear is...

    You might be surprised. at least half my gear is DIY. I just don't post about it, I use it :)
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    Dutch usually has a bunch of stuff in stock and...

    Dutch usually has a bunch of stuff in stock and ships fast. This is a really bad week to want something shipped fast, though.
  16. Just got an update from the USPS: expected...

    Just got an update from the USPS: expected delivery on Saturday. Looks like I'll be sleeping in the back yard Saturday night :D
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    I have three tarps that I use with my Chameleon....

    I have three tarps that I use with my Chameleon. When I started out, I bought an 11 foot hex tarp that I used on my Tensa 4 stand before the tarp extensions were available. I made a 12 foot hammock...
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    Remember when you first started primitive...

    Remember when you first started primitive camping? You've just opened a brand new rabbit hole. Welcome to the obsession :)
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    I'm male, so this may not be completely in line...

    I'm male, so this may not be completely in line with your needs. This is my kayak/car camping setup. No trees required and a large cocoon of privacy and wind shelter. It's a CRO Winter Haven tarp...
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned already but...

    Not sure if this has been mentioned already but one of the easiest way to carry gear in the snow is a "pulk". Mine was made from a kid's plastic toboggan with 3/4 inch electrical conduit for the...
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    I went last year and was very glad I took my 20...

    I went last year and was very glad I took my 20 degree underquilt as the night temperatures went to the low 40s. Being my first Hangcon, I took everything. This year I'm planning to take only the 20...
  22. I ordered an "In-stock" top quilt as it was very...

    I ordered an "In-stock" top quilt as it was very close to exactly what I was going to have them make for me (I would have preferred a gray rather than black inside color so very minor). I ordered at...
  23. I just got a shipment notification. You weren't...

    I just got a shipment notification. You weren't kidding :D

    I guess I'll have to update my profile now.
  24. Thread: Whoopie length

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    I used whoopie slings for a while and they are...

    I used whoopie slings for a while and they are still my backup suspension. My loaner hammock uses them mainly because I have them and i'm too cheap to buy another suspension system for somebody else...
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    Just ordered the 20 degree economy burrow from...

    Just ordered the 20 degree economy burrow from hg. It was in the in stock section so it should be here soon. The sale pushed me over the edge.

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    I have really enjoyed the Connecticut River...

    I have really enjoyed the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail and the Boston Harbor Islands. 178351178352
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    I started with an 11 foot hex tarp. Then got a 12...

    I started with an 11 foot hex tarp. Then got a 12 foot hex tarp. Then a 12 foot with doors and internal pole mods. The doors win every time. Privacy and protection when I want them. Tie the doors...
  28. I just ordered a 20 degree topquilt. It was...

    I just ordered a 20 degree topquilt. It was already in stock so I hope it comes soon so I can try it before Hangcon :)
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    I'll probably only use this a couple of times a...

    I'll probably only use this a couple of times a year and after watching that video, a 20% gain in compression may not be worth more than double the price. UP is looking good.

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    Does UP compress as well as down? I'm more...

    Does UP compress as well as down? I'm more concerned with size than weight.


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    Best deals on a Top Quilt

    I'm going to have my pennies saved and will be pulling the trigger on a 20 degree top quit on Monday. I wont need it until mid January so I can wait for it. Who has the best deals out there?

    I'm...
  32. I use a soft shackle.

    I use a soft shackle.
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    I wonder about the durability of inflatable...

    I wonder about the durability of inflatable load-bearing members. I'll stick with my Tensa 4.
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    I fly a lot for business and use an airline card...

    I fly a lot for business and use an airline card to pay for just about everything during business trips. That plus the hotel loyalty programs got me to Hangcon last year along with a hotel room the...
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    You have a few options. As mentioned above,...

    You have a few options. As mentioned above, dogbones are one good one. You can make or buy Whoopie Slings to use as extenders which will make the suspension more flexible.

    First off, you should...
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    Sounds good to me. I'll probably bring the...

    Sounds good to me. I'll probably bring the trailer again for my lovely wife.

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  37. I signed up for this but have had a back injury ...

    I signed up for this but have had a back injury that may keep me home.

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    That's correct. I put s-biners on each end of the...

    That's correct. I put s-biners on each end of the tarp ridge and just slip them over the Tensa tarp extensions. If I was in the trees, I run a ridgeline over my tarp with prusiks that I clip the...
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    I didn't have any shock cord with me at the time...

    I didn't have any shock cord with me at the time and just used some Lash-it that I had spliced with loops on one end and a small clip (kind of plastic alligator clips) on the other. I looped one end...
  40. I just checked my frequent flyer points and it...

    I just checked my frequent flyer points and it looks like I have plenty to be able to come again this year. I'll sign up when I know I can get the time off.
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    Just a general comment regarding the setup. From...

    Just a general comment regarding the setup. From the angle of the tarp extension in the first picture, I would suggest shortening the ridge line of the stand until the extension poles are angled away...
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    Since I'm usually camping out of my kayak weight...

    Since I'm usually camping out of my kayak weight is not as much of a factor for me. I have three tarps now: 12 foot hex, 12 foot winter with doors, and 11 foot hex. I often use a Tensa 4 stand so...
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    I bought the sidecar with my Chameleon before the...

    I bought the sidecar with my Chameleon before the side sling came out. I bought the side sling a few weeks ago and got to try it out at a hang last weekend. I like both. The sidecar is great for...
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    Here it is. It kept me warm and...

    Here it is. It kept me warm and dry.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190914/5af894f0430ab16dc4c652ef70fdd001.jpg

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    I plan to go to the DAR hang and will have it...

    I plan to go to the DAR hang and will have it then if you want to take a look (assuming my back calms down enough).

    I think, like everyone else, I'm constantly trying to perfect my setup. The new...
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    Got to try out my new Cedar Ridge Outdoors winter...

    Got to try out my new Cedar Ridge Outdoors winter Haven tarp this trip. It was awesome. The poles made it a palace. Everything under it was...
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    The tarp just arrived. It will be used for the...

    The tarp just arrived. It will be used for the first time at the Lighthouse and Lobster Hang tonight.

    Thanks Warren and CRO.

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  48. I live in a suburb (North Chelmsford, MA) and...

    I live in a suburb (North Chelmsford, MA) and there are bears, deer, and reported mountain lions in the area. I've found large jaw bones in my backyard. I sleep in the backyard next to the woods...
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    Well, the basics are all safety related. First,...

    Well, the basics are all safety related. First, flotation fore and aft. That can be accomplished with bulkheads or float bags. This makes the boat float horizontally when it's upside down and is...
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    I'll be happy to answer any questions you have...

    I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about longer boats.
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