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    They are located 5 miles from my house and I have...

    They are located 5 miles from my house and I have stopped by their shop. They are great guys and it is truly a family operation. Their family dog comes to work, they are in the back sowing and...
  2. I am a big guy as well (6'4", 240lbs) with broad...

    I am a big guy as well (6'4", 240lbs) with broad shoulders and have been using my RR for about 6 months now. It is my 4th hammock and hands down the best I have tried. I can only sleep on my side, so...
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    +1 I use the factory straps, with the drip...

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    I use the factory straps, with the drip lines Brandon includes. If you tie them between the suspension triangle and where the Amsteel attaches to the hammock it is quite effective. I spent...
  4. I would have to agree! After spending 3 nights...

    I would have to agree! After spending 3 nights in a row in the hammock, it is the most comfort and ease of use (perfect lay) I've ever had in the woods.

    For a 9oz weight penalty, I'll cut...
  5. My RR minimum distance to achieve a correct hang...

    My RR minimum distance to achieve a correct hang is 150 inches.

    My HH minimum distance to achieve a tight hang is 128 inches. That is with no suspension, hooking to the dog bones coming off the...
  6. It is hard to tell in the field but from hanging...

    It is hard to tell in the field but from hanging the two side by side, the long suspension triangles make it look like a further distance, IMHO. In my DIY hammock stand in the backyard, I made it to...
  7. While I can not speak for affreeman, I can say...

    While I can not speak for affreeman, I can say that the WBRR is the most comfortable hammock I've laid in thus far. I've been enjoying a tropical storm that is moving through VA in my ridge runner...
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    Laying in my WBRR typing this! Seemed fitting to...

    Laying in my WBRR typing this! Seemed fitting to make a post while in the "break in" hang!

    So far so good! Review to come when I get home from this hang...

    37 days is a while to wait, but you...
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    Ordered May 1st Shipping notice June 4th...

    Ordered May 1st
    Shipping notice June 4th
    Delivery expected June 6th

    37 days from checkout to in your hands was more than a comfortable wait. He is obliviously leading the hammock retail field,...
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    I know my delivery notification is coming any...

    I know my delivery notification is coming any day! I ordered 5/1 with a cloudburst and RR...which makes it 4 weeks today from order. I am checking my email way too often for the notice!

    This is...
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    You are in the same boat as the rest of us. It...

    You are in the same boat as the rest of us. It looks like orders from the April 24 through May 5 time frame are now beng made. I ordered a WBRR, Cloudburst, and all the accessories for rigging on 5/1...
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    Let us know when your ship date arrives!

    Let us know when your ship date arrives!
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    I wonder if TQ and UQ ship faster than hammocks? ...

    I wonder if TQ and UQ ship faster than hammocks? I am very interested to know when your BB you ordered on the 30th ships...mine should be right behind it! We have a big group hike on the...
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    Could you and the others from this thread please...

    Could you and the others from this thread please update us when you receive your package so we know our orders are "moving on up"!

    Thanks!
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    +1 In the same boat! It is tough to wait that...

    +1 In the same boat!

    It is tough to wait that long for great, pricey gear! I live down the road from where Jacks R Better is located, and I could have had my order same day, but have heard more...
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    I wanted to add a list of things that will make...

    I wanted to add a list of things that will make this project easier. I just built one of these stands today and wanted to give a list of things that will be helpful to make the build go smoothly:

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  17. I use a hybrid of this setup that works very well...

    I use a hybrid of this setup that works very well for me, maintaining a continuous ridge line.

    Materials:
    3 Dutch hooks
    1 Dutch Stingerz
    4 prussiks
    40 Ft of Zing it


    I have a hook on one...
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    Like others have said...dutchgear is the way to...

    Like others have said...dutchgear is the way to go.

    Tarp, 3 Dutch hooks and 1 Dutch Stingerz all on Zing it

    Hammock, 2 Dutch Biners and 2 toggles for the marlin spike hitch with a whoopie...
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    I just ordered a whole new setup for my tarp. ...

    I just ordered a whole new setup for my tarp.

    I went with a separate ridgeline and bishop bag as suggested. Be ready for about $60 to accomplish this is a professional easy to use manner. I spent...
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    I have recently overhauled my tarp setup and...

    I have recently overhauled my tarp setup and believe I had a similar need as you have described. I wanted a ridge line that would be modular, so I could use any tarp, wether hammock camping or not. I...
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    Anyone have any luck with a Klemheist knot on...

    Anyone have any luck with a Klemheist knot on Amsteel?
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    With a Hennessey the main suspension line is also...

    With a Hennessey the main suspension line is also the tarp suspension. Hennessey uses prussiks to lash the tarrp onto the hammock suspension line. That is we're the problem with Amsteel comes into...
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    Sticky: I have found that having the constrictor close to...

    I have found that having the constrictor close to the hammock makes tensioning the system more difficult than if the constrictor is closer to the anchor point. I had the same thought about being...
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    I converted my Hennessey over today to whoopie...

    I converted my Hennessey over today to whoopie slings and ran into the same issue that prussik knots don't hold under tension on Amsteel. I would like to see pics of your setup!

    If you were able...
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    If prussiks don't work on amsteel, I think the...

    If prussiks don't work on amsteel, I think the solution of a line running to the carabiner would be a decent compromise. I could still contain everything in the snakeskin, and retain the quick setup...
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    Hennessey whoopie conversion issue

    I just converted this morning over to whoopie slings and I am running into some issues with how Hennessey sets their hammocks up.

    First, my setup for the conversion is a 12 inch "dog bone" of...
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    I think it was because I bought it on eBay and...

    I think it was because I bought it on eBay and not from them. I have heard from many people that Hennessey does a great job with customer service so I would hate for anyone to judge them on just one...
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    I you have the snakeskins then you have not hot...

    I you have the snakeskins then you have not hot worry about. They cover from the tree huggers to the rain fly and I have never had a drip.
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    I'm not sure if a thorn or something snagged it...

    I'm not sure if a thorn or something snagged it from the ground or not. I was definitely well off the ground.

    The tear aid seemed to be what most people on the forum use with success and was very...
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    I used tear aid tape to fix the hole. I slept in...

    I used tear aid tape to fix the hole. I slept in it last night and so far so good...

    I'll spend a few nights in the backyard to test it out before using it out in the woods.
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    I sent HH an email and posted the pics...even...

    I sent HH an email and posted the pics...even referenced this thread. Tom responded and said he had never seen anything like it and thought something had chewed on it.

    I asked how to proceed with...
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    I'm writing this, laying in my HH Exp deluxe with...

    I'm writing this, laying in my HH Exp deluxe with a mmss mummy bag on me right now. It is in the lower 50's and raining its butt off. Using the light patrol bag, with a wool blanket under me I am...
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    I've had my HH with skins out in several storms...

    I've had my HH with skins out in several storms and can give some insight. While I have setup in the rain many times, I try to wait for a break in the weather to pack up. It is true that having 2...
  34. Thread: Joined up

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    I have been very pleased with my HH Exp Deluxe...

    I have been very pleased with my HH Exp Deluxe since I bought it. I do bushcraft outings practicing primitive skills and a good nights sleep isn't always available. Having that hammock changed that...
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    Here are a few shots of the tear... I am not...

    Here are a few shots of the tear...

    I am not trying to "fake" a warranty claim at all. I really have no idea how it got there, and did not notice it until packing up. My only thought was either...
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    It is a zip model and yes, I take my shoes off...

    It is a zip model and yes, I take my shoes off before entering. That is why I was so shocked to see the hole. I was also laying ontop of a blanket which was my liner, so I'm confused as to how the...
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    First extended trip out...and a rip?!

    I purchased my HH Exp Deluxe about a month ago and have done about 10 overnight-ers in it...mostly in the backyard. I've tested different setups, to manage different temps, and rain conditions. All...
  38. Thread: Pad/Cold?

    by BlackTalon
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    Hello from another Virginian! I use a reusable...

    Hello from another Virginian!

    I use a reusable space blanket, paired with a good wool blanket and it is really all you need.

    I use of of these:
    ...
  39. I use a USGI MMSS setup and have been quite...

    I use a USGI MMSS setup and have been quite comfortable down in the 20's without a fire.

    I use a combination of a reusable space blanket with either a wool blanket or one of my sleep system bags...
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    I just recently purchased my first hammock, and i...

    I just recently purchased my first hammock, and i also had simular concerns as you do, as im 6'4" 250lbs. I looked at that hammock as well, but decided to spend a little more and get a Hennessy...
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    Sticky: I Agree with the previous post. I was tired of...

    I Agree with the previous post. I was tired of searching for exactly level ground, free of rocks, roots, etc...and hoping it was around the area and resources I was looking for. Now I just need 2...
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