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  1. megatate- instead of a prusik, you can try a...

    megatate- instead of a prusik, you can try a kleimheist with 3 or 4 wraps instead of the original prusik. They tend to grab a bit better, although a little more complex to wrap. My HHUL has them and...
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    Here's a great article...

    Here's a great article published by our very own Derek Hansen. Came out in Scouting Magazine in June 2012.
  3. I am. If you are making your own whoopies, just...

    I am. If you are making your own whoopies, just make sure that you leave enough room for the tarp suspension.
  4. If it's worth anything at all, those who create...

    If it's worth anything at all, those who create original content (I'm hoping to fall into that group soon too) like Shug and Derek Hansen actually look for those kinds of threads, as those are the...
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    This was very generous, certainly enter me in...

    This was very generous, certainly enter me in this giveaway.
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    Poll: pnyberg, I'm not sure if you're kidding; assuming...

    pnyberg, I'm not sure if you're kidding; assuming that you're not then look at this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast

    Basically, it's a pre-recorded radio show that you can listen to on...
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    Poll: Thanks, I will. I'm trying to make sure that I...

    Thanks, I will. I'm trying to make sure that I submit to as many of the directories out there as possible when I bring the first episode online, I'll have to figure out which one Podcatcher uses....
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    Poll: Thanks for the response. I expect to do...

    Thanks for the response. I expect to do interviews and updates on new tech and current/trending topics, etc... I think gear reviews are probably more suited to video content and trip reports are very...
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    Poll: Where do you listen to your podcasts?

    Hi, I'm putting the final touches together for a hammock camping podcast and wanted to get some feedback on where people find their podcasts so that I know where to register it. I'm assuming that...
  10. I understand that a lot of folks really really...

    I understand that a lot of folks really really like the WBBB, and I'm guessing that the footbox is a big part of it. I'd only suggest a couple of things that the Hennessy Hammock has going for it:
    ...
  11. I've had issues with the spectra lines on my ULBP...

    I've had issues with the spectra lines on my ULBP wearing away at my webbing. Other than that, however, it works fine and is a simple system to setup and take down. That being said, I'm about to do...
  12. Many of the Hennessy Hammocks are also available...

    Many of the Hennessy Hammocks are also available with Amazon Prime. Don't be afraid of them just because they've been around for a long time. They work well, are a full all-in-one kit, and a pretty...
  13. Converting stock suspension w/ whoopies..... tips?

    Hey folks. I'm going to be doing this conversion this week. Note that the connections for the tarp are *NOT* prusiks but rather klemheist knots - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klemheist_knot. This...
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    Wow, thanks - Enter Me In the Giveaway. I know of...

    Wow, thanks - Enter Me In the Giveaway. I know of several kids in our troop who would love to use this gear for this coming fall.
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    Go back to the Hennessy website and look at the...

    Go back to the Hennessy website and look at the SuperShelter. It's $139.95, and can carry you down to freezing (some have gone below). I have had one for several years, and you'll see a number of...
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    I think some of the others here make a good point...

    I think some of the others here make a good point - make, borrow, or buy an inexpensive hammock and try sleeping in it somewhere warmer (!!) than your anticipated camping trip. If you can find that...
  17. Thread: Podcast

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    Poll: Hey guys, I intend to take this on as a monthly...

    Hey guys, I intend to take this on as a monthly podcast. I feel like I've taken for a long time and this would be a great way to give back, not only to this community but to the podcast community (I...
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    I think that the biggest difference is about...

    I think that the biggest difference is about weight - if you're using the Ultralight Backpacker, you might be concerned about weight. If that's so, then certainly you would want to use the diamond...
  19. I think perhaps a better way to think of it isn't...

    I think perhaps a better way to think of it isn't "too long" but rather "long enough". As you start going over 11' you start running into issues with needing a larger tarp, more distance between...
  20. I've had the same experience - a regular pillow...

    I've had the same experience - a regular pillow is way too much, since my head is already elevated by the hammock itself. If you're comfortable, though, you're doing it right.
  21. Agreed on the underquilt, the top quilt helps to...

    Agreed on the underquilt, the top quilt helps to reduce weight but doesn't necessarily have to be used to replace a sleeping bag. I still use a bag with my underquilt, I really like the wrap around...
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    Count me in too, thanks!

    Count me in too, thanks!
  23. I have a soft place in my heart for the Hennessy...

    I have a soft place in my heart for the Hennessy Hammock line of hammocks, so here goes - you'd probably fit well in a Hennessy Scout, and it's really inexpensive. Here's a link to the product, and...
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    Totally agreed on this one. If you "watch" the FS...

    Totally agreed on this one. If you "watch" the FS forum and use tapatalk on your iphone/android device, it can notify you in almost real time that something came up on that forum. This means that you...
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    Thanks for the generous offer. I'm in!

    Thanks for the generous offer. I'm in!
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    Another vote on both shugemery on youtube and...

    Another vote on both shugemery on youtube and Derek Hanson - both excellent resources.
  27. Well, good luck with that. It will be worth it,...

    Well, good luck with that. It will be worth it, I'm sure - maybe you should bring a small hammock just in case?
  28. FS: I have been looking at the stingers for some...

    I have been looking at the stingers for some time. Thank you for your offer and good luck to everyone!
  29. I slept on the ground above treeline...

    ...and it was awful! I was with a friend and we went above treeline. It was certainly beautiful, and I was glad of the experience to see the sun rise over the mountain, but I've been in a hammock for...
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    A sleeping bag is pretty safe, and if there is a...

    A sleeping bag is pretty safe, and if there is a possibility of tenting or camping above the treeline, then you might want to consider it for that reason as well.
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    www.bluelounge.com...

    www.bluelounge.com makes a product called "kicks" that works perfectly, and is removable.

    The only other grippy, sticky thing that I can think of is to bring a 3-year old after ice cream...
  32. I think BillyBob has it right on, and here's a...

    I think BillyBob has it right on, and here's a short summary of the medical side of it, called cold diuresis, which in essence means that you're a bit on the chilled side and your body is making up...
  33. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is...

    "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
  34. You can look here for the state parks in this...

    You can look here for the state parks in this region - http://parks.ny.gov/parks/park-results.aspx?r=1&src=2. Four Mile Creek is very nice but not all of the sites have trees, you should be able to...
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    I'll echo some of the comments from some of the...

    I'll echo some of the comments from some of the other Scouters here - you can view and download the Guide to Safe Scouting, but it's going to be important to make sure that you have trained adults on...
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    Looks like they're making good progress, they...

    Looks like they're making good progress, they just left the Adirondacks and are about to intersect the Finger Lakes Trail. Wow, amazing - I didn't catch that they were sharing a single hammock. I'd...
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    Mrknot, that should be a great solution if you...

    Mrknot, that should be a great solution if you don't have the right straps. Definitely spreads out some of the stresses. I've seen (and helped) others do that when all they had was rope and no...
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    Suspension Question

    Well, once you understand how you're going to do your suspension then the straps are pretty straightforward - go to dutch or wherever and get 25' of webbing. Cut it in half, and either sew or tie...
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    I don't see any reason why not.

    I don't see any reason why not.
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    P, got it. You can probably accomplish...

    P, got it. You can probably accomplish everything that you like by simply buying a pair of carabiners and 4 rappeling rings. Here's how you could do it:

    1. Run the suspension around the tree and...
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    If your wife and family continues to have...

    If your wife and family continues to have concerns, how about renting/borrowing a spot locator? There are several services that rent them for short term use. Or, perhaps buy a used one?
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    Just curious - what is the issue that you're...

    Just curious - what is the issue that you're having with the standard HH suspension?
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    You can make your own stand - there are several...

    You can make your own stand - there are several threads for this. I'd suggest following this thread: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/51787-The-TurtleDog-stand
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    To be honest, he has some very salient points....

    To be honest, he has some very salient points. His "needs" notwithstanding, many of the concerns that he brings up are valid, and as enthusiasts it makes it very difficult, perhaps, for us to relate...
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    Cold weather setup at BSA outing

    Well, I finally got to test my equipment and see how it performed in colder weather. Over the winter I got a Hammock Gear 20 Incubator and I've been hoping to try it out and see how it works out,...
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    Don't be afraid of the HHSS - it's a really great...

    Don't be afraid of the HHSS - it's a really great solution, and if you're using a HH, an obvious one. I've got both a Hennessy with a Super Shelter, and another hammock with an underquilt and full...
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    I voted too, good luck Fronkey!

    I voted too, good luck Fronkey!
  48. I also make sure that I have a nice crease in the...

    I also make sure that I have a nice crease in the top of my tarp - if there is any sag sometimes I'll get an awful pool up there, and then the tarp gets weighed down. Running a line under the tarp,...
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    I'll second this with some vigor here - I've used...

    I'll second this with some vigor here - I've used this stand for myself, let a MUCH heavier guy than me try hanging on it, and the 2-piece ridgepole, which was 1/2" steel pipe with a connector in the...
  50. My brain. Does all sorts of stuff. Oh and I love...

    My brain. Does all sorts of stuff. Oh and I love my Buff.
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