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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Yet another newb...

    Hi y'all I'm Mark (Law Dawg is my moniker on a few other sites as well...motorcycle related). I have been hunting, fishing, motorcycling, camping, and backpacking since time was kept by sun dial. Recent total knee replacements make ground camping very difficult and so the hammock search begins. 2011 an Alaska ride is in the works and things need to get sorted out with the camp kit. Been doing my homework already (see below).

    I'm considering the HH Explorer Delux Asym Zip (Hex Fly & Snake Skins) with a 2QZQ Underquilt Protector (a steal BTW). That will allow me to experiment with A MacEntyre IX UQ (underquilt) and/or space blankets and/or various insulated pads. The zipper as opposed to the "Birth Canal"? Well 2QZQ has been doing zipper mods for sometime and the HH zipper is heavier than theirs (you folk sure get real excited about ounces and grams of weight saved). Durability seems not to be a huge issue and the zipper is just more versatile and easier for my bum knees to deal with.

    Weight is not the deal that space is when motorcycle traveling and so dual use items and flexibility rule. Don't fret, I don't blaze trails on my bikes. I stick to pavement and dirt roads. This site is a wealth of information (too much at times) and an introduction thread that actually gets replies from members is fresh.
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

    Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Whoooo Buddy Welcome to ya' Feller.
    Yeah ....over-load is common around here.
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    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg View Post
    This site is a wealth of information (too much at times) and an introduction thread that actually gets replies from members is fresh.
    LOL...yeah! We're funny that way! Welcome to the forum, Law Dawg!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Wink I'm beginning to dislike coming here...

    Now I found the Clark North American and the HH set up is no longer #1. Quick question. At 6-3 250 to 260 (trying to shrink OK?) and a normal cold endurance, side (jack knife), sleeper, how would the North American work? What a versatile rig!

    Hope this place does not cause a divorce.
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    Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.

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    Welcome to HF. Warning the acquisition of hammocks and hammock gear can be very addicting. But it is so much fun!
    Terry

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg View Post
    Now I found the Clark North American and the HH set up is no longer #1. Quick question. At 6-3 250 to 260 (trying to shrink OK?) and a normal cold endurance, side (jack knife), sleeper, how would the North American work? What a versatile rig!

    Hope this place does not cause a divorce.
    Not sure but ask on the Clark Thread here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/f...splay.php?f=12
    Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Welcome aboard. Might want to look at a bridge hammock too. Lays pretty flat, so side sleeping would seem easier.

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/BMBH.htm

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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    Welcome to HF. Warning the acquisition of hammocks and hammock gear can be very addicting. But it is so much fun!
    Been sorting through what might work and what I can afford and boy-o-boy are you ever right. The Clark NA gets kicked to the curb (too short) and the 250 is too pricey (plus the 12% return penalty if I don't like it). The WBBB is real nice but again too pricey once you factor in a fly and insulation. Jasksrbetter...I dunno, looks bulky. Looks like the HH Exploder Delux A-sym Zip will be the platform I learn and try DIY stuff with.

    Better hand over the plastic to my bride...
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg View Post
    Better hand over the plastic to my bride...
    Might make 'er blush . . .


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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    After 38 years, not much I can do will make her blush.

    Just want to say that I am a mod on a motorcycle site and the newb thread gets not even close to the welcome seen here from the members. But then we mostly use it as a sort of mod controlled firewall. Good vibes y'all!
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

    Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.

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