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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    ^^^ I don't disagree with any of what you say, but at the same time, don't make this more complicated than it needs to be...it ain't rocket surgery.

    (Hint: buy a couple of the pads the Jacks sell, and don't look back.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    ^^^ I don't disagree with any of what you say, but at the same time, don't make this more complicated than it needs to be...it ain't rocket surgery.

    (Hint: buy a couple of the pads the Jacks sell, and don't look back.)
    I agree on the JRB pads - better price than Gossamer Gear.

    You're right of course, once I get hanging I'll figure out a system. Maybe I'll remember my roots and put something up on my website to help others. But right now I'm venting my frustration from reading a zillion posts on this site, and having to roll the dice.

    Assuming my WBBB shows up, (sure wish he'd hire the neighbor kid to update the website once in a while), I'd like to do a hang in the Coast Range while the weather is still crappy and test pad schemes.

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    Unfortunately what you are looking for is really too subjective. Everyone is different and has different experiences. What works for you may not work for someone else. A pad for someone can get them down to 30* while another would be lower or higher depending on their physical condition, food intake before bed, if they are a warm or cold sleeper, if they changed their clothes before bed or slept in their hiking clothes, etc.

    If their was a good better best in the hiking world for anything let me know.
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    I used to have a hiking partner that had a funny approach to setting up a hammock. Me, I'd walk off the distance between trees until I found what was to me the requisite 10-12 feet (HH at the time); she'd walk over to the first two trees and hang her hammock..sometimes it'd be 6 feet between trees and the hammock curved like a half circle, other times it'd be 8-12 feet....it didn't matter to her. She'd crawl in and sleep regardless.
    Point? I'm trying to figure out the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    I used to have a hiking partner that had a funny approach to setting up a hammock. Me, I'd walk off the distance between trees until I found what was to me the requisite 10-12 feet (HH at the time); she'd walk over to the first two trees and hang her hammock..sometimes it'd be 6 feet between trees and the hammock curved like a half circle, other times it'd be 8-12 feet....it didn't matter to her. She'd crawl in and sleep regardless.
    Point? I'm trying to figure out the point.
    Now that made me laugh ... thanks MedicineMan ... that's a gud'en!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    I used to have a hiking partner that had a funny approach to setting up a hammock. Me, I'd walk off the distance between trees until I found what was to me the requisite 10-12 feet (HH at the time); she'd walk over to the first two trees and hang her hammock..sometimes it'd be 6 feet between trees and the hammock curved like a half circle, other times it'd be 8-12 feet....it didn't matter to her. She'd crawl in and sleep regardless.
    Point? I'm trying to figure out the point.
    That is funny as heck. That's what I call tired. I wish I could sleep like that.

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