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    Something to consider: A chain link fence top...

    Something to consider: A chain link fence top rail can alleviate a lot of the suspension stresses. I've used the method in this link for many years - simple to put up and take down. The end not shown...
  2. Great report. I love canoe trips (in calm...

    Great report. I love canoe trips (in calm weather). I mostly do down river trips - lots of rivers around here plus I'm lazy.
    I assume you weren't even aware of the dampness until you got up in the...
  3. BillyBob58 covered it all. I'll just add that if...

    BillyBob58 covered it all. I'll just add that if you find your hammock has a 'ridge' / the fabric is tighter down the middle, just loosen the hang up a bit. The ridge line should be slightly snug but...
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    Welcome from the East side of the mountain. I'll...

    Welcome from the East side of the mountain. I'll PM you with an offer to show you the various types of bugnets.
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    Sounds like an AT section hike. It 'should be'...

    Sounds like an AT section hike. It 'should be' hot then, so I would go to 'VIPON.com' for 50% off Amazon pricing and get an air mattress (more comfortable and cooler) or self inflating pad and follow...
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    I use a Becket Hitch:...

    I use a Becket Hitch: https://theultimatehang.com/2016/04/25/hammock-becket-hitch/
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    I have both and a simple gathered end hammock...

    I have both and a simple gathered end hammock with Fronkey style bugnet is my go to for hot weather.
    My Hennessy (Classic bottom entry) with integrated bugnet is too hot in the summer and any part...
  8. Thank-you for sharing this. I've been using one...

    Thank-you for sharing this. I've been using one of those screw in dog tie out stakes for sandy ground. I lived in the 'Low Country' (Summerville) for 8 years in the 70's and 80's. I still camp at...
  9. Welcome terrian from another HH user. Any time is...

    Welcome terrian from another HH user. Any time is a good time to tweak your setup. I use my HH mostly in the winter - I find the integrated no-see-um bug netting too hot for me in the summer.
  10. Welcome. Hennessy has a 4 season 'SuperShelter'...

    Welcome. Hennessy has a 4 season 'SuperShelter' that several of us use with good success (Hennessy's site under insulation). Fits like a glove and by adding a lightweight quilt I have been...
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    Welcome and glad you 'fixed' your sleep...

    Welcome and glad you 'fixed' your sleep environment. A good night sleep is one of the key ingredients to keep you happy and healthy.
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    The Undercover is waterproof. I haven't been in...

    The Undercover is waterproof. I haven't been in and serious rain, but rolling the hammock/SS has worked well and is easy to deploy/take down: ...
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    Great - thanks for sharing and let us know how...

    Great - thanks for sharing and let us know how you like it. This is the same Open Cell Foam (OCF) based system I use, but you have a much nicer compression sack.
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    Interesting. I bought mine for all season use,...

    Interesting. I bought mine for all season use, but after several years I determined the attached bugnet was too hot during the hot/humid summer - I often prayed for a slight breeze for relief. So my...
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    I wish I could help, but I use a 2006 UL...

    I wish I could help, but I use a 2006 UL Backpacker Classic and it does not relate to the HH newer double layer set-up.

    This is a link to some early discussion on that design. Note post #16 is a...
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    This is what I do too, but I just run the shock...

    This is what I do too, but I just run the shock cord loosely from side to side (not over ridgeline) and I use a small key chain biner to connect it so it is easy to connect/disconnect for getting...
  17. I hang on my deck with an 11 ft hammock a lot...

    I hang on my deck with an 11 ft hammock a lot during nice weather (no tarp) and use either a Turtle Dog stand (6 each 2"x2"s made into 2 tri-pods and a chain link top rail) or the Bi-pod mentioned...
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    FYI - I compared the 'Frogg Togg UL rain suit'...

    FYI - I compared the 'Frogg Togg UL rain suit' ($20 now from Walmart) to 'Stephenson Warmlite VB' ($60 for shirt alone) a couple years ago and didn't see a difference in performance. I wear the VB...
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    I have the same setup. Home Depot or Lowes have...

    I have the same setup. Home Depot or Lowes have nice rubber fittings for that. Measure before you go.
    Example: https://www.lowes.com/pd/SoftTouch-4-Pack-1-1-8-in-Black-Rubber-Tips/3032995
    Also, I...
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    Thanks for the update. Ear plugs might work for...

    Thanks for the update. Ear plugs might work for you. Welcome to the forum. Take a picture of your set-up if you get a chance.
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    Welcome. A good friend of mine had a "summer"...

    Welcome. A good friend of mine had a "summer" camp on the lake at Ely during the mid 80"s thru late 90"s - it was seaplane access only. Beautiful area in the summer - I never experience the winters...
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    If the ridgeline is tight when you hang it...

    If the ridgeline is tight when you hang it unloaded you will probably experience calf ridge (a tight fabric ridge down the middle).
    Try hanging it with a little slack to the ridgeline so when you...
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    Fall is very nice in Va. Thank you for sharing. ...

    Fall is very nice in Va. Thank you for sharing.
    Looks like cold Couscous was for lunch. I too have a hard time eating cold soaked food unless it is real hot out - so I always bring my simple Fancy...
  24. BillyBob is better at explanations than I am -...

    BillyBob is better at explanations than I am - the HHSS has been my winter go-to for several years. By adding a 20 oz climashield 3/4 UQ I have been warm at 15F. 35F is about my limit for the stock...
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    This old sock/pod is still in use. Over 100...

    This old sock/pod is still in use. Over 100 nights and quite worn, but the Tyvek has held up well.
    The tutorial doesn't mention the V neck cut out (top 15%) I ended up doing.
    I did make a 2nd out...
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    Good for you Shaw - DIY is a lot of fun and...

    Good for you Shaw - DIY is a lot of fun and educational. I have an older EB down throw (at least 10 yrs old - mystery material with the 6 inch squares) I use it mostly for a summer TQ or UQ. 55F is a...
  27. I've experimented with this and found that using...

    I've experimented with this and found that using a Goretex bivvy inside a hammock was way too bulky and hard to manage during cold weather. It wasn't wide enough to fit around the entire hammock/UQ,...
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    Looks perfect. Thanks again for sharing your...

    Looks perfect. Thanks again for sharing your method.
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    Sticky: Wool or heavy synthetic winter socks work well. I...

    Wool or heavy synthetic winter socks work well. I double them up until the pre-dawn chill, then peel off the 1st sock. I remove the 2nd sock as needed.
    This will dry damp socks as well - you don't...
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    Thank you for sharing your idea.

    Thank you for sharing your idea.
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    Welcome to HF Haze Gray. You should start you own...

    Welcome to HF Haze Gray. You should start you own thread for this. Up at the top go to FORUMS, Camping Hammocks, Long Distance Travel with Hammock. on the right side below the list of Pages go to...
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    Woodstock Tower/ Little Fort is close to I-81...

    Woodstock Tower/ Little Fort is close to I-81 with lots of trails and very nice views:
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recarea/?recid=73807...
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    Hard to beat the 1.0 Hex. The Hex static elec...

    Hard to beat the 1.0 Hex. The Hex static elec issue shouldn't be a factor on the trail.
    I'd look into carrying a HUG bugnet (or just a head net) for the cold weather start and convert to a full...
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    Welcome. That PNW would be the USA Pacific...

    Welcome. That PNW would be the USA Pacific Northwest - the states of Washington and Oregon.
    Your English is very good (much better than my Russian :) What area of Russia are you from and what are...
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    Welcome to the forum. Use whatever you have and...

    Welcome to the forum. Use whatever you have and get out camping to learn while the weather is good - you can even learn a lot during a quick nap around the house. Break your needs down to the major...
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    That's they way to do it - always bring the...

    That's they way to do it - always bring the hammock. Thanks for sharing.
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    Welcome. I prefer a hammock indoors or out - so...

    Welcome. I prefer a hammock indoors or out - so no worries about us thinking it is weird.

    I use a blanket indoors and an underquilt outdoors. It just works for me.

    I love Montreal - I traveled...
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    And of course we need a pic of the finished...

    And of course we need a pic of the finished product - for quality control :)
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    The material size is fine - I don't know how...

    The material size is fine - I don't know how stretchy Dobby 1.9 is. My $1 bin 12'X60" nylon hammock is over 10 ys old and I basically used this method (I use rope vs the webbing in the video). It is...
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    The AHE New River might fit your needs. Notice...

    The AHE New River might fit your needs. Notice the 3 grosgrain loops on each side - These are handy for snugging it up on cold nights or using it as a TQ.
    I prefer Climashield APEX 6.0 = the 3...
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    Welcome. Glad to see another Hennessey dusted off...

    Welcome. Glad to see another Hennessey dusted off and doing it's job. We have a few faithful Hennessey fans here on HF.
    Yes a small pillow or wad up a light jacket/sweatshirt. I use a stuffsack...
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    Welcome from a few hrs South of you. Great fall...

    Welcome from a few hrs South of you. Great fall camping is just a month from now so tune up your stuff and prepare to get out there. Nothing wrong with backyard camping to get things worked out.
    I...
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    You might be ok most nights in Maine with a head...

    You might be ok most nights in Maine with a head net and sleepingbag. Wear a ball hat to keep it off your face.
    This works for a summer UQ...
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    Welcome. You made a good choice with Dutch. On...

    Welcome. You made a good choice with Dutch. On the UQ, I camped at Portage Lake Maine in July and saw frost one night. I would say watch HF for a used 3 season Jarbridge ($75 but worth it). For $50...
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    Welcome from Northern Va. I'm 5'9" 165 lbs and...

    Welcome from Northern Va. I'm 5'9" 165 lbs and had been very happy with a Dutch 1.6 Argon hammock, Arrow Head Eq 3 season Jarbridge UQ and full cover bugnet.
    I do have a Hennessy with attached...
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    Congrats. I have a New River and a Jarbridge and...

    Congrats. I have a New River and a Jarbridge and find they meet all my needs. I've even used my New River as a TQ with my winter set-up.
  47. Well, I just got back from your area and can not...

    Well, I just got back from your area and can not provide any additional information. The nights it stormed bad I wimped out and stayed inside the RV. Humidity, severe T'storms, hail, trees crashing...
  48. I'll be using my 13 year old Hennessy sil nylon...

    I'll be using my 13 year old Hennessy sil nylon tarp in your area starting next week (Warren Pa area). I'll let you know if I have any issues. I would think that Sil poly would age better than sil...
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    Scott, I used permethrin treated clothing and...

    Scott, I used permethrin treated clothing and DEET on exposed skin while along the equator in South America. 20 0z spray bottle was more than enough for 3 sets of clothing. I treat the shoes and...
  50. Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking about...

    Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking about removing the two add on side panels as well as removing the sewed on bugnet stuff sack. I assume you just seam ripped it with no issues.

    P.S. I've...
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