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    Senior Member GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
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    Video : GrizzBridge Unleashed! (part 1)

    Since various recipients of my DIY "GrizzBridge" have posted pictures and comments this spring, I've gotten quite a few questions about the hammock.

    This weekend I put together what turns out to be 3 videos about the GrizzBridge, its suspension system, its half-length bugnet, a "how-to" on using hiking poles as spreader bars (both a monopole "Leki Sierra Photo", and a PacerPole are illustrated), and, well, just because, my DIY underquilt.

    Getting to the punchline (otherwise would have to wait for parts 2 and 3), excluding spreader bars, the hammock package comes in under 14 oz. The UQ (used to low 30's F successfully) comes in at 8.5 oz.

    Part 1 gives a quick run-down of the hammock, some tricks I put into the suspension, and the (1.65 oz!) half-length bugnet.

    Parts 2 and 3 should be coming up tonight.

    Grizz
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    As always ... great video and informative ... man the bridge hammock is getting harder to resist trying.

    Oh and clever bug net rig!

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    I was wondering what you've been up to the last few weeks. Thanks for taking the bridge to the next level and sharing your expertise. Always fun to see where you're headed next.
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    Why tempt me griz? I can't buy one!

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    I just gotta add, the head end of the Grizzbridge is so roomy.

    If only I could get some time to enjoy it!!!!
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    Thanks Grizz...I'm loving it! (I'll be loving it more soon enough!)
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    I've seen Shug's Grizz Bridge up close and laid in it. Felt much narrower in the shoulders than my BB but it's a nice design and fantastic workmanship.

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    Very clever design. You build 'em and they will come.

    SmokeBait

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    Great design! It's getting to the point where I think even I could make one and the weight is great too. Thanks for the video, Grizz.
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    To paraphrase Pedro (actually Bender), " Slick! ... No wait, the other thing ... 'Elegant!'"

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