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  1. The last Dream Hammock I purchased a few years...

    The last Dream Hammock I purchased a few years back had switched to Amsteel for their SRLs.

    I'll wager that any of our cottage vendors will be glad to build to suit. I know the Smurfs would be...
  2. Thank you Harry! Great trails ahead.

    Thank you Harry! Great trails ahead.
  3. The ghost of LB still roams those parts.

    The ghost of LB still roams those parts.
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    I use shock cord loops or hair ties in leu of...

    I use shock cord loops or hair ties in leu of skins, simply to lessen the weight penalty. Deploying in the wind is not a problem. If it's still windy the next morning I will sort of flag fold the DCF...
  5. Thread: Will it work?

    by Rolloff
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    Since switching to the Sheltowee Whisper with...

    Since switching to the Sheltowee Whisper with it's full length integrated asym insulation for backpacking, I too can now feel every small air bubble in the partial UQ I use every night at home.
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  6. Thread: Will it work?

    by Rolloff
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    In most situations you don't need a pad to deal...

    In most situations you don't need a pad to deal with CBS. Rather you need help adjusting the UQ properly.

    Have someone close to your size and weight get in the hammock and load it for you. Then...
  7. Thread: Will it work?

    by Rolloff
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    In most situations you don't need a pad to deal...

    In most situations you don't need a pad to deal with CBS. Rather you need help adjusting the UQ properly.

    Have someone close to your size and weight get in the hammock and load it for you. Then...
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    Great video! Thanks for taking us with you.

    Great video!

    Thanks for taking us with you.
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    I have the Shenandoah 40 UL It is just like the...

    I have the Shenandoah 40 UL It is just like the rest of the JRB line of insulation. Really really nice.

    Now my JRB SS goes into semi retirement. Took a heck of a good quilt to pull that off. I...
  10. I use a single line suspension to hang my...

    I use a single line suspension to hang my Sheltowee Whisper, except that I hang the hammock from the tarp suspension, not the other way around. That puts my tarp up first in case I'm setting up or...
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    I think OS may in the long run only extend the...

    I think OS may in the long run only extend the life of loft in most cases. As I understand it, unless you change baffle size to accommodate extra fill you won't get much extra insulation factor. It...
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    I hang both my DCF Hex and hammock from the same...

    I hang both my DCF Hex and hammock from the same split line strap suspension, and everything is just fine.
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    I've gotten that with the Dutch Ti buckles and...

    I've gotten that with the Dutch Ti buckles and the same straps. The more attention you give to set up the less this seems prone to happen. I haven't experienced any further damage since I noticed the...
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    Received mine a couple week ago. Very nice quilt

    Received mine a couple week ago. Very nice quilt
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    I think you will need to shorten the suspension...

    I think you will need to shorten the suspension if you go the the SRL. I know I did, but I sent both ends of the suspension to the SRL, so maybe just not as short. I used Dutch's shock cord mitten...
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    I remember those! Sewn footbox always my first...

    I remember those!

    Sewn footbox always my first choice
  17. The Sheltowee/Bonfire Whisper came in @ 1.9# with...

    The Sheltowee/Bonfire Whisper came in @ 1.9# with a little overstuff.

    I haven't found the 11' HF DCF hex to have any significant volume penalty when folded, compared to my 12' AHE Toxaway/snake...
  18. I'll throw a plug in for insulated hammocks, and...

    I'll throw a plug in for insulated hammocks, and an upcoming review for the Sheltowee insulated hammocks. My 10' Bonefire Whisper sounds a lot like Shug's review. No calf ridge in my 10' UL and the...
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    I smash mine down in the bottom of my pack so...

    I smash mine down in the bottom of my pack so it's at least as flat as a notebook :laugh:
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    I get red lights when they listed their UL...

    I get red lights when they listed their UL offerings made with 650FP.
  21. Custom packs are nice. The Bonefire Raven has a...

    Custom packs are nice. The Bonefire Raven has a special pocket for suspension and stakes. In fact there is a pocket or place for everything that doesn't need to stay dry, on the outside of the pack....
  22. I'm running a DCF Bonefire Raven pack and...

    I'm running a DCF Bonefire Raven pack and Jeremy's Deluxe suspenion. The suspension and HG tarp go up first from outside pockets. Once up and secure, my hammock is in the pack, right on top with the...
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    DCF Camo tarp worth the wait. Usually takes me a...

    DCF Camo tarp worth the wait. Usually takes me a few seconds when I open my eyes to realize I'm not looking into the woods :cool:
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    63. With HF members help, off the ground and I...

    63. With HF members help, off the ground and I keep getting lighter. Which means more trips and steps on the trail.
  25. My Borgi does not shed, he blows hair. And...

    My Borgi does not shed, he blows hair.

    And would obviously be considered the Eiderdown of dog hairs :rolleyes:
  26. If I ever need them I would just cut strips off...

    If I ever need them I would just cut strips off the piece of knock-off ShamWow I carry for a camp towel. Nice for wiping a damp tarp down as well. Twisting your straps is great advice. Every little...
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    63. Hammocks gave me back the trail. Crawling...

    63. Hammocks gave me back the trail. Crawling around on the ground just doesn't have that much attraction to me anymore.

    Shug and another HF member, Carver, have been my inspiration.

    Shug tries...
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    Use the Bonefire Suspension. Eliminates the...

    Use the Bonefire Suspension.

    Eliminates the need for prussiks or any other hard/software
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    When using Zing-it for tarp tie-outs i always...

    When using Zing-it for tarp tie-outs i always make the prussiks out of braided mason line just for this reason. Its not coated and it should break certainly before the Zing-it and hopefully before...
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    This is how I did it. Thanks Sheltowee and...

    This is how I did it. Thanks Sheltowee and Bonefire

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/158326-Ultralight-Full-Comfort-Pack-List-Gear-Food-amp-Clothes
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    I just cut a small foot mat out of a section of...

    I just cut a small foot mat out of a section of Walmart Tent Fly. Using it for 5 years now. When it wears out I have enough material to make another dozen or so :unsure:
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    There's been a few scammers over the winter, and...

    There's been a few scammers over the winter, and now season's already started for most of us, and gear lists are set.

    Expect for it to pick back up again as the months go on. In order to receive...
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    I'm with OneClick on this one. Full length...

    I'm with OneClick on this one.

    Full length coverage means a lot. You get cold from the bottom up in a hammock. I was using a sit pad in the foot box and my puffer to extend coverage to my lower...
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    Thanks Skyball, sorry you had to go through that....

    Thanks Skyball, sorry you had to go through that.

    Because it's small and DCF UL I'll still be bringing this. https://zpacks.com/products/shoulder-pouch

    Anyone need it or want to pack in...
  35. Thread: Hammock pillow

    by Rolloff
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    Just got mine...it's OneClick's fault Still...

    Just got mine...it's OneClick's fault

    Still like my Nemo but this works and is much lighter.
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    I think we're in real good shape. Asking for 3 or...

    I think we're in real good shape. Asking for 3 or 4 days in a row w/o weather change this time of year won't get you great odds.

    I was trying to decide between rain gear, but the rain looks light...
  37. No Ninox exp, but if you were dealing with an HF...

    No Ninox exp, but if you were dealing with an HF vendor asking for overfill on the 30* would be pretty easy to accommodate. You'd think somehow Ninox could do that. Doesn't hurt to ask.

    After many...
  38. Thread: Pee Bottle

    by Rolloff
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    No. Just no. But keep on posting. I want to...

    No. Just no.

    But keep on posting. I want to know who's peeing in their hammock whenever a peece of gear goes up in the for sale thread
  39. Nice Layne, you're getting pretty good at this....

    Nice Layne, you're getting pretty good at this. Thanks for taking us with you.
  40. Thread: Tarp Level?

    by Rolloff
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    Always tilted. Especially in porch mode. Keeps...

    Always tilted. Especially in porch mode. Keeps water from pooling in the middle of the roof, if a little storm puffs up in the night. I'll also make sure I lower my hiking pole a little on the low...
  41. I've counted the grams and compared price points...

    I've counted the grams and compared price points on DCF Hex/doors vs DCF Hex/UQP.

    Pretty much a push either way. HYOH
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    :lol: whatever you bring for Yogi....make sure...

    :lol: whatever you bring for Yogi....make sure it's in a pic-a-nic basket
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    No problem. Didn't want there to be any and we...

    No problem. Didn't want there to be any and we want anyone driving any distance at all to have a great time. Sounds like you've planned things out well in advance.

    The route to the hang is one of...
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    HYOH Not sure I'd ever go into the Whites with...

    HYOH

    Not sure I'd ever go into the Whites with a summer kit. But you live there and certainly know better.

    And you are right what's the fun of owning only one set of gear :lol:
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    Great choice and sounds like a decent plan....

    Great choice and sounds like a decent plan. Remember TQ temp ratings are affected greatly by UQ ratings. With a 40/20 insulation kit + proper base layers and such below freezing is very doable. I did...
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    Plenty of trees. The parking lot can get very...

    Plenty of trees.
    The parking lot can get very congested by the weekend and there is no camping allowed @ the trailhead.

    CV2 is within the Deam Wilderness Area. The Sycamore Trail, which CV2 is...
  47. Old school thread. Old school answer. Don't...

    Old school thread. Old school answer.

    Don't camp in Public Areas.
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    No. sorry for the confusion. Using the SS as a...

    No. sorry for the confusion.
    Using the SS as a TQ it is rated @40 degrees

    For the UQ i was running a 20 degree 2/3L HG clone or a Lost biker Lewis 20 degree 3/4L.

    My current kit is a Sheltowee...
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    Nope. Of course it is the other way around....

    Nope. Of course it is the other way around. 40TQ/20UQ. Insulation kits for hammocks almost always run the lower temp range on the bottom, higher on top.
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    Yup. Not sure I'll be camping CV2 the first...

    Yup. Not sure I'll be camping CV2 the first night, but I will be passing through on Thursday then probably up the spur to the Sycamore Trail and back around counter clockwise to CV2 on Friday....
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