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    Easiest to get to from the sycamore loop trail...

    Easiest to get to from the sycamore loop trail head. But if some people are up for a longer hike, then yes, they can connect from the grubb ridge trail head (Patton cave), then hike east to axom...
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    Hang in there buddy. Once Indiana stops being...

    Hang in there buddy. Once Indiana stops being hotter than fried hell, we'll be able to buy gear we'll actually use.
  3. Dude, I know EXACTLY what you mean. I felt gypped...

    Dude, I know EXACTLY what you mean. I felt gypped on my old straps after seeing what I got from Warbonnet. OP, these things are very high quality. Could have the straps run out pretty far with very...
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    I was out there about 4 weeks ago, and the pond...

    I was out there about 4 weeks ago, and the pond is downright dreadful. I wouldn't be surprised if it was completely dried up, or at least a pool of muck now.


    Anybody want to throw some gear into...
  5. Thread: Dilemma

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    If you buy the WBBB and it doesn't work out, you...

    If you buy the WBBB and it doesn't work out, you can sell it for basically what you paid for it. If you go with the first option and it doesn't work out, you might lose some cash.
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    Welcome, Hoosier! Check out the Trip Planning...

    Welcome, Hoosier! Check out the Trip Planning forum for details on the 3d Annual Hoosier Halloween Hang.
  7. Fantastic suggestion, Bob Mac! It's placed...

    Fantastic suggestion, Bob Mac! It's placed perfectly between my start and end points. Do you have any suggestions for places to park/hang in the park? I checked the pricing for the park and I'm a...
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    White vinegar. Cleans all the things!

    White vinegar. Cleans all the things!
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    instead of t-shirts...

    So I heard this really strange rumor that HF people are crazed gear heads. It's probably unfounded and without one iota of truth to it. :lol:

    BUT, what if we were to do a gear giveaway? Its simple...
  10. Place to Hang off I-80 near State College, PA

    I need some car-camping site recommendations. I'll be driving from IN to CT and may decide to stop halfway for an overnighter. Here's basically what I'm looking for:

    1. Immediately off I-80. Not...
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    Out of the three, I'd take the WB setup. But if I...

    Out of the three, I'd take the WB setup. But if I were camping in Ontario in 3 - 4 seasons, I'd get this rig (which, incidentally, is what my rig is turning into):

    WB Blackbird (some don't like...
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    I agree, this info would be helpful for all...

    I agree, this info would be helpful for all tarps. I've got a AHE Toxaway coming, and I'll post my pictures when I get it.
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    I just got my WBBB this week. That's my guess as...

    I just got my WBBB this week. That's my guess as well, although I just loop the shock cord on to the stake for the shelf tie out. Although, I guess if you didn't have the shelf staked out, those...
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    Not sure what you mean by self-adjusting loop,...

    Not sure what you mean by self-adjusting loop, but no need to have any adjustment on the hammock end of the whoopie. Just make yourself a fixed loop. It doesn't have to be big either. I use two...
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    If we're talking the Terrill Ridge cemetery, Lake...

    If we're talking the Terrill Ridge cemetery, Lake Monroe's not too far from there. I'd be happy to volunteer my muling services to haul water up for the group.
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    Widowmakers in Disguise

    Everybody in a drought area should read this article. I had a feeling this was going on when I saw a bunch of limbs in the ground with green leaves still on them.

    Hang safe.

    "Dry Trees Drop...
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    Unbelievably superly duperly easy. I'm behind a...

    Unbelievably superly duperly easy. I'm behind a firewall at work, but do a search on YouTube for "whoopie slings blackbird" and you should get a video from whoopieslings.com and another from...
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    I'm definitely in!

    I'm definitely in!
  19. Toxaway on the Way! (great service)

    Got myself a stealth brown coming. I'll be interested to see how this color matches up with my WBBB. I'm doing an extended field test on the hammock, which is billed as "dark grey," but I'm...
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    The stuff sack for the WBBB seems to be around 10...

    The stuff sack for the WBBB seems to be around 10 - 12 inches long by 5 - 6 inches wide. However, that is not the compressed volume. If I'm squeezing my hammock lengthwise, I can compress it down to...
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    Pictures of Packed Up Tarps

    I need some help in choosing a tarp. I'm not too constrained by weight, but a main reason for making the switch to a cottage-made tarp is to save pack space.

    Can people post up pictures of their...
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    Sort of an update

    I tried to get out for an overnight this weekend. Unfortunately, the drought hitting Indiana is doing something to the trees where they're dropping some decent-sized branches, even though there's...
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    This. I'm 5'9" and I saw a HUGE improvement in...

    This. I'm 5'9" and I saw a HUGE improvement in comfort when I switched from my ENO DN to a WB blackbird.
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    Brandon posted a while back saying that he was...

    Brandon posted a while back saying that he was running low on the 1.1 fabric. Seems like a 1.5 week wait. I just got mine and I can tell you it's well worth it!
    ...
  25. That looks just like what I have. Went to all the...

    That looks just like what I have. Went to all the hardware stores around without any luck.
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    If you're going to have 11 kids depending on you,...

    If you're going to have 11 kids depending on you, you might want to bring whatever shelter system you're used to using, just in case the hammock doesn't work for you. I think you'll be surprised at...
  27. Best Cost-Effective, Spliceable, All-Purpose Line

    Okay, I'd gone to a bunch of hardware stores looking for hollow-braided mason's twine. Twisted this, solid-braided that, not strong enough, just a total pain in the *** and couldn't find what I...
  28. Yeah, I like mine as well. But I recommend making...

    Yeah, I like mine as well. But I recommend making your own. It's cheap and easy to do, and you'll learn a valuable skill in the process (splicing rope).
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    Make sure you really pull that spike through the...

    Make sure you really pull that spike through the loop. If you only pull it through enough to pass the sides of the loop, you're not going to get a nice, meaty knot to rest on. Cram that whoopie end...
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    I felt old having to look this up. Thanks, MM;...

    I felt old having to look this up. Thanks, MM; turning 30 in 3 weeks. :lol:

    I'm actually working on an extended field test of a 1.1d. With pictures! Here's the link:...
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    It will definitely be tested with my winged ccf...

    It will definitely be tested with my winged ccf pad, which has decent shoulder coverage. I'm interested to see how well the double layers work.

    I don't have an inflatable pad, but since it's on my...
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    Here's a checklist of things to try based on what...

    Here's a checklist of things to try based on what little I've done so far:

    Lay on more of a diagonal
    Increase the sag
    Raise the foot end
    Move your lower torso away from the foot box
    Move...
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    Just got mine today as well. So good!

    Just got mine today as well. So good!
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    Initial Impressions

    Bishop Bag: Lighter weight material than the hammock itself; but sturdy enough for its purpose. The bag does not compress the hammock a lot, but this is actually a plus. By leaving it loose, the user...
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    Warbonnet BlackBird 1.1 Double-Layer Extended Field Test

    I've been lurking on here for a couple months now. After a bit of searching, I haven't found any posts that have a fully documented, multi-part field test of this hammock. While I may not be the...
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    This is because MedicineMan is typically...

    This is because MedicineMan is typically jabbering to his camera about serpents and cuben fiber and whatnot while stomping through the woods, scaring off most of them.

    I'm not in bear country,...
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    Mine shipped after a little over a week. Got a...

    Mine shipped after a little over a week. Got a paypal notification that it shipped. Hey, that Kelty Noah 12 tarp you're using; how small does it pack down to?
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    Blackbird is in flight!!! Should be here Tuesday...

    Blackbird is in flight!!! Should be here Tuesday or Wednesday. I am excite!
  39. Favorite UQ/DL Stuffers for the WBBB

    It seems to be that the footbox on the BB seems to make certain underquilts fit better than others.

    What is everybody's favorite UQ for the BB? I'm going to start saving up for fall.

    And while...
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    You can cut down a cheap coghlans net for a bug...

    You can cut down a cheap coghlans net for a bug net. $15 bucks or so there.
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    I'll cast a minority vote for integrated bug...

    I'll cast a minority vote for integrated bug nets. I need them late spring through early fall for the bugs. Then, I don't mind bringing it along for colder temps because the noseeum actually adds a...
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    I think there are exceptions to everything, but...

    I think there are exceptions to everything, but your question highlights the everlasting trade off between comfort and weight. Sure, you can trim, but at some point, you max out on either end and...
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    Awesome awesome tip! Aside from that, I just...

    Awesome awesome tip!

    Aside from that, I just try to sac up and plan hikes only in places where, if things got really hairy, I can make it to water. That usually means 5ish miles. If you're willing...
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    Beautiful footage. Watching HF.net trip...

    Beautiful footage.

    Watching HF.net trip reports from a drought-striken state is much like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b52F3K3cmQ
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    I think it's a pretty damn good job. I can't...

    I think it's a pretty **** good job. I can't imagine anybody seeing that easily 50 yards out within 3 hours of sunset or sunrise.
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    Just my experience, but I found the tapering and...

    Just my experience, but I found the tapering and taping method for splicing to work poorly. Those tiny sub strands, despite being thinner than a strand of hair, are VERY strong, and the tape method...
  47. Yeah, I went and bailed, too. Hauled 4 liters and...

    Yeah, I went and bailed, too. Hauled 4 liters and that was just enough for one day with my dog and I. Ticks are the worst I've seen, too. Gonna wait for some serious rain before I head back out...
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    Sticky: Not that well...the Embark Travel Blanket got...

    Not that well...the Embark Travel Blanket got swapped out for a poncho-liner underquilt. The heat has been nutso here in Indiana, so I haven't had a chance to really test it, but I was pretty hot in...
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    Poll: A buddy in law school told me about hammocks;...

    A buddy in law school told me about hammocks; shug taught me about them!
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    Ordered a 1.1DL WBBB yesterday. I'll let you guys...

    Ordered a 1.1DL WBBB yesterday. I'll let you guys know when I get it!
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