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  1. #31
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    2 weeks sure would have been nice

    I own an HH so I don't need another hammock. I would like to try the jungle because it looks interesting, but that's about it. I don't got the money to buy another hammock.

    I'm just lonesome hiking up in the mountains by myself

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    Talking Hanging tonight, 20 deg, 20-30 mph wind

    I'm taking my Claytor out for a maiden hang tonight. Pretty cold and snow and sleep predicted for tomorrow. I will be making a report on how my JRB Quilts, Speer Winter Tarp and Jungle Hammock do this weekend. Mule
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    I'm glad they're predicting sleep for you...


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    ...Pretty cold and snow and sleep predicted for tomorrow.
    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I'm glad they're predicting sleep for you...
    That's the funniest thing I've seen all week!
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Just got back from a snow trip :-) 3.7 miles in thigh deep snow uphill was a experience I'll remember.

    Man, I need some snow shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    DIVISION6, I JUST RECIEVED MY JUNGLE HAMMOCK THIS MORNING!. I too have a set of cinch buckles that Grizzly Adams laid on me. Thanks griz. I laid around in the hammock for awhile then put on the under quilt, took off my coat and shoes and put my cell phone and garage door opener in the pocket and got in. I opened the garage door to the 35 degree day and promptly FELL ASLEEP FOR 45 MINUTES awakened only by the sound of the mailman walking up the sidewalk. I really like this hammock, and I know what you mean about putting on the buckles. I also have three more sets of buckles coming in the mail soon so I can convert all my hammocks over, BUT, I too am not sure I want to change the Jungle hammock's 3/4 inch soft straps until I tie it up a few times and see if I really need them. After all, it takes only a minute or two to untie them and retie them. I made some spreader bars 16.5 inches long for the but net, but I would rather throw it behind me and sleep without it when I can.
    The configuration of the straps is puzzling. First of all I am not sure I am using them right. They seem to me to be tool long to use with tree huggers or slap straps, but not long enough to trust you would always find the trees just perfectly set apart to use only them. I guess I am going to take all my extra straps for awhile until I get the hang of it, pun intended this time.
    Do you have any tips about hanging it? I don't think it will need a ridgeline. It is longer and seems to be less sensitive to having to hang it in a certain way. I really like the length. I can raise my arms as high as I can and still not touch the end of the hammock from inside.
    I have been kicking around buying or making a bridge hammock. I even had a weird idea of making an elaborate one, but I felt so good in this hammock, I may just decide to be CONTENT.
    I have three larger sized tarps I could use with it including a new Winter tarp from Speer, but the stock tarp, though heavy, has a 13 foot ridgeline. My other tarps only get to 10 or 11 feet, so I am not sure I even need anything but the stock tarp. What are your insights on the stock tarp? If I go with another tarp it would be harder to stealth camp than using the stock, which was one of the drawing points for me to buy the Jungle Hammock.
    I could go on and on about this, I am really happy with it the way it is.
    What are your thoughts on the stock hanging staps as opposed to the other ones you are using?
    Thanks for your insights, Steve
    The convenience of using the cinch buckles extends way past the initial attachment to the tree, although those combined with a biner is really sweet. I find the real beauty of the cinch buckles is when I make minor adjustments after eyeballing the initial hang. If I want to adjust one end lower/higher or create more/less sag, it's a cinch. (pun intended) I LOVE my cinch buckles! It's effortless and precise.

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceatc View Post
    Just got back from a snow trip :-) 3.7 miles in thigh deep snow uphill was a experience I'll remember.

    Man, I need some snow shoes.
    was it an over nighter?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    was it an over nighter?
    Yes, overnight. Had a great time. I love it out there. Mule
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