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    Moray, depending upon where you are sitting, you...

    Moray, depending upon where you are sitting, you could have been putting a little stress/pressure on the zipper/net. T’were it me, if I had to go around corners with the netting, I’d get out of the...
  2. Shichimi, How long the poles for that interior...

    Shichimi, How long the poles for that interior setup? What size Beasties?
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    1) I like the cute aspect 2) It’s the...

    1) I like the cute aspect
    2) It’s the trapezoidal connecting hardware that WarBonnet used is not available for DIY. The RSBTR DIY bridge kit does not include connecting hardware for the ends of the...
  4. The “twist” may be a non-issue because the...

    The “twist” may be a non-issue because the concern where I read about it had to do with flat surfaces and distortion of the way webbing would bind in the buckle. With a pole, it’s more a a one...
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    Yeah, “flippers” would probably be a better...

    Yeah, “flippers” would probably be a better description. I was able to larks head both dog bones in the center (larger) hole. I put a smaller continuous loop in the other and attach it to a...
  6. Jay_8ch, I plan to do just that. Except maybe...

    Jay_8ch, I plan to do just that. Except maybe just cord instead of Amsteel. The only difference of retro fitting the tarp with the beasties or pre-made is you could need slightly longer poles than...
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    Maybe they will give you a 10% discount if you...

    Maybe they will give you a 10% discount if you buy two. :)
  8. Such inspiring photos - thank you. There’s a Lake...

    Such inspiring photos - thank you. There’s a Lake Helen at the base camp area of Mt Shasta too. She must have really been into summits.
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    What an inspiring review! Thank you. What...

    What an inspiring review! Thank you. What dimension did you settle on of width and foot or head height?
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    Note that thought the UQ looks (and is) just...

    Note that thought the UQ looks (and is) just right before you get in the hammock, it can shift on entry. Once I get in, I check to see where that the end of the UQ is at least at my shoulders if not...
  11. FS: Temperature rating?

    Temperature rating?
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    sloth99, Welcome to the forum. T’were it me, I’d...

    sloth99, Welcome to the forum. T’were it me, I’d shy away from the Wooki. I’m guessing you could make it work, but it is really designed for the BlackBird or XLC. One thing to consider is your size....
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    Have a ThunderFly. But everyone has their job to...

    Have a ThunderFly. But everyone has their job to do. :) Someday I’ll use that Noah 16. No hurry, just starting to transition into fall. Night temps in the cool 30’s (F.).
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    I started out with pre-cut Nite-eze and...

    I started out with pre-cut Nite-eze and Figure-9’s. So the guylines are 8 ft. Doesn’t hurt to have extra. If I’m going to porch mode, I’ll have 10 ft lines for that side. I carry collapsable poles...
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    Ms Fancy Waters, Because of the nature of a bed,...

    Ms Fancy Waters, Because of the nature of a bed, pressure points can develop (usually hip and shoulders) as you sleep and you feel the need to move. In a hammock, especially if you use a UQ and not...
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    Monkey Toes, welcome to the forum. Take a look at...

    Monkey Toes, welcome to the forum. Take a look at the BIAS Camper XL in Double Layer (DL). It’s rated at 450 lbs (300 + 150). "Double Layer Mod - This is a second, sewn bit of fabric that creates a...
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    Just a note on rechargeable batteries. Regular...

    Just a note on rechargeable batteries. Regular batteries are spec’d out at 1.5 volts. But rechargeables are usually 1.2 volts. That doesn’t seem like much, but if the device needs more that one...
  18. Ike208 - do try the standard length dogbones with...

    Ike208 - do try the standard length dogbones with a 12 ft separation instead of the WB suggestion of 13 ft. The 12 ft separation will fit better with your 12ft tarp and having the apex ends closer...
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    Pavel - thank you for that additional...

    Pavel - thank you for that additional information. I'm on the fence about all that - MountianFly vs something like a Dutch Extra wide and 11 ft vs 13 ft to accommodate a RidgeRunner in style.
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    I wear a balaclava that lets me pull it up to...

    I wear a balaclava that lets me pull it up to cover my nose. But last night, at 29°, I added a down hood. Very comfy.
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    In one of Shug's videos, he shows how the UQ will...

    In one of Shug's videos, he shows how the UQ will raise up the hammock when no one is in it. If yours does not, you may want to tighten its suspension a bit. But that setting also assumes your UQ has...
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    If there is a real "run into" potential, you can...

    If there is a real "run into" potential, you can always tie a short length of Day-Glo survey tape to the line. I do that sometimes when I add an extension to my guylines or have them raise to attach...
  23. NW Boricua, I know, "It doesn't count.", because...

    NW Boricua, I know, "It doesn't count.", because I mostly use a kayak; but I've converted over the Garcia Bear Canister. There were just too many times spending excessive minutes to rig a haul up a...
  24. Tuck, here are some photos of the Envoy-S ...

    Tuck, here are some photos of the Envoy-S

    Stuffed size compared to a small cougar:
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    Stuffed size compared to a box of garden additive:
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    Hung up in courtyard - dark because of...
  25. Yeah know, if it's an issue with UQ/Pad coverage,...

    Yeah know, if it's an issue with UQ/Pad coverage, and inexpensive improvement - as long as you are going the Pad route - is to buy some ReflexIt at a hardware store (Home Depot, Lowes) and cut/tape...
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    Pretty much my experience too. I took Joy to the...

    Pretty much my experience too. I took Joy to the park and set up two GE's (different sizes) and the RR. She liked the RR. So there went "my" RR until a few years later when she bought her own. The...
  27. The sleeping bag works in the Ridge Runner Bridge...

    The sleeping bag works in the Ridge Runner Bridge because, when zipped up, it assures there will be no gaps from the sides. You can get the same effect by using a wider TQ (mentioned earlier). It may...
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    How did you manage your water? For example, did...

    How did you manage your water? For example, did you carry a quart and have a stream or lake at each campsite. You mentioned Anaroid Lake and Frazier Lake outlet, Mirror Lake and HorseShoe Lake. Did...
  29. Yes, snap the snap at the head end of the TQ....

    Yes, snap the snap at the head end of the TQ. Most have some kind of drawcord with a toggle so you can cinch the gather around your shoulders. Note the timing on that maneuver, whether you snap and...
  30. Duplicate post - please remove.

    Duplicate post - please remove.
  31. You might be barking up the wrong tree. Reading...

    You might be barking up the wrong tree. Reading your description, I'd look more towards your top quilt. Here's why ... The area that needs to block heat loss from below is just under you. That's not...
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    >I wish there was one like that for the Button...

    >I wish there was one like that for the Button Knot!!
    I believe there is sort of a mantra uttered during the tying of a Button Knot. But the policies of this forum prevent me from typing it out.
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    Yeah but ... isn't the Mountain fly just wider...

    Yeah but ... isn't the Mountain fly just wider but same 11 ft. length? I see; looking at the photos, the extra width allows for more coverage on the half-doors.

    OneClick - that's why UQP's are so...
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    Sticky: OlTrailDog, there is a Free Hammock Gear...

    OlTrailDog, there is a Free Hammock Gear sub-forum below the ForSale forum. What are the bags' temperature ratings?
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    Mescript - adding a ridgeline to the RidgeRunner...

    Mescript - adding a ridgeline to the RidgeRunner is the same as adding a ridgeline to any Gathered End hammock. First, you have to decide if you want it "structural" or not. A structural ridgeline...
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    We've had a few strange First Posts lately. Maybe...

    We've had a few strange First Posts lately. Maybe they are just pranks. Note that karenmane hasn't replied at all. I understand having fun. And I'm going to assume the questions are sincere. But if a...
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    whoopie, I see there is a top cover for the...

    whoopie, I see there is a top cover for the Blackbird XLC but I didn't see one for the original (standard) Blackbird. Do you have the XLC or is there a source for a standard Blackbird top cover?
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    rkc149, one of the few benefits of being...

    rkc149, one of the few benefits of being height-challenged is a 3/4 length UQ is almost full length for someone 5'6" or shorter. That your feet/calves were cold with "just" the Yeti would be expected...
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    Thanks oldbiker - just a note that I've tried the...

    Thanks oldbiker - just a note that I've tried the Bridge offered by RSBTR. It's a kit for about $50 and needs to be sewn. I took the material to a local "gear seamstress" along with URL links to some...
  40. > why not just use nylon guylines (or similar,...

    > why not just use nylon guylines (or similar, non-dyneema), which have built in stretch,

    Because "stretch" is not "bounce back" - the characteristic that is, for me, the purpose of using bungee....
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    Sean McC - The forest "service", with their great...

    Sean McC - The forest "service", with their great plan this summer of charging people a "penalty fee" for using the trails that had been free to hike, did a great job of keeping people out of the...
  42. Ike208, Welcome to the forum. In your research,...

    Ike208, Welcome to the forum. In your research, you might have come across failures in shortening the dogbones - adding so much more stress on the spreader bars that they break. One of my friends...
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    oldbiker - if you get your Tensa4 dialed in for...

    oldbiker - if you get your Tensa4 dialed in for the WBRR. please post your setup (spread dimensions, end heights, etc.) here or in the WarBonnet sub-forum. I don't use the RR as much as I'd like...
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    taraH, I have that same style (short/wide) HG TQ...

    taraH, I have that same style (short/wide) HG TQ at 20 °. If there is any breeze at all, it is easy to roll to one side and tuck the TQ edge under the "up" side, then roll to the other side and do...
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    Assuming, "Canada, Van Isle" is Canadian for...

    Assuming, "Canada, Van Isle" is Canadian for Vancouver Island, various historical records show winter temps rarely below 0° C (32° F). So your 0° F Wookie should serve you well. Here are some other...
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    It only took me 9 years to adopt Shift+Option+8; but then, I've been told I'm a fast learner. :)

    TaraH, if you want, you can copy the ° from this post and save it someplace (notepad?). Then, when...
  47. TaraH, if you have a Mac, the degree symbol is °...

    TaraH, if you have a Mac, the degree symbol is ° (Shift+Option+8). I'm sure there's an equivalent combination on a PC.
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    Jadekayak - progress is being made with portable...

    Jadekayak - progress is being made with portable solar charging units. Nothing big enough to run a hairdryer but they could probably handle smaller units - smartphone, iPad, MSR Bug-be-gone, etc.
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    For a specific item, 2QZQ - now working with...

    For a specific item, 2QZQ - now working with DutchWare - can make a custom ridgeline "bag". For example, you might want a size that will fit an iPad Mini (inside an outdoor case). Depending upon your...
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    Phantom Grappler, if possible, please post a link...

    Phantom Grappler, if possible, please post a link to that ridgeline tightness video. I tried googling it and just came up with videos with hammock reviews, but nothing with "ridgeline" in the title.
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