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Old 05-15-2011, 08:32 PM   #616
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Zip that sleeping bag zipped up only to about your knees and use it as a blanket. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:57 PM   #617
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daveinoh looks like you got your setup pretty good to me. I just use a trucker not for mine, the figure 8 is too time consuming like you said. One thing you may want to try sometime is running a seperate ridge line for the fly, it will keep the fly hanging really nicely so you can't develop any pockets that trap rain along the ridge.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:35 PM   #618
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Great pix. I have the same "clock" on my Uly.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:11 AM   #619
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Great pix. I have the same "clock" on my Uly.
Lol, bought it at Walmart earlier in the week to replace the one that "disappeared" on the interstate.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:55 PM   #620
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My 5 year old and I spent Saturday night in our Hammocks (HH Explorer Dlx for me; free HH Scout for him). Dropped into the low 50s, and we were both as snug as can be with only sleeping bags. Rained the whole night and we woke up dry. I'm loving these things. So is he.

Now if I could stretch his legs another inch or so to the rear pegs comfortably so we could ride and camp. Maybe by the end of the summer.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #621
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Spent sunday night in Devon campground just south of Edmonton, Ab. Had gusts up to 70 kmph and the Explorer and tarp handled everything just fine. Hardly a sway with the breeze. I slept like a baby. I set it up half in the dark in 10 minutes while consuming Canadian Beer. pulled it down and packed everything up in 30 minutes. Best night's sleep I had camping ever. Talking 100 plus night over the years. Bivies and tents. Hammock forum is a real boon to anyone wanting to learn more.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:45 AM   #622
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Jack R Better temporarily out of stock

I finally pulled the trigger to get a Jacks R Better Bear Mountain Bridge hammock, only to realize they're out of stock until late June. Oh well. I'll wait.

"Bridge" hammocks are designed sort of like suspension bridges, with fabric panels along the sides that mimic the curvature of the cables that support a bridge, allowing the bottom of the hammock (the "bridge deck") to lie flat.

I'm toying with the idea of attaching some grommets or something along the bottom and top of the side panels at the head end and using lacing to pull it up, in the hopes that maybe I can get a tilt that will allow me to breathe despite my sleep apnea, and leave the CPAP at home. We'll see.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:56 AM   #623
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Get a Eureka Chrysalis bridge hammock, the head end is raised quite a bit, don't even need a pillow and has 42" spreader bars so no shoulder squeezing.

The JRB is totally flat and very narrow if you're a big guy.

I sleep fine without my CPAP.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:13 AM   #624
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A little bump since I recommended this thread to a fellow at the Eastern Rendezvous.

Also, any of the rest of you using the Tarp Flyz made by Dutch over at HammockForums? These little things make hanging a tarp soooo simple.


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Old 05-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #625
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I bought a pair of those after seeing them on HF but haven't used them yet. Hoping I can use them before I lose them--those things are tiny....

Dutch makes some seriously trick stuff.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:47 PM   #626
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Posting a full ENO setup in the Flea Market under other......
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:44 PM   #627
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A little bump since I recommended this thread to a fellow at the Eastern Rendezvous.

Also, any of the rest of you using the Tarp Flyz made by Dutch over at HammockForums? These little things make hanging a tarp soooo simple.


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Chris,

I'm thinking about picking up some to use for securing both the ridgeline of the tarp and the tie outs. Do you see any reason it wouldn't work for the tie outs? That would save me lots of room by not having to carry all of the figure 9's.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #628
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How are Dutch's tarp flyz better than 9's? They're kind of expensive for something I'll lose...

I've been using cheap plastic 9's from MSR. Work for me...
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:06 PM   #629
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Anything that i can do to reduce bulk would be of help to me.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:50 PM   #630
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Chris,

I'm thinking about picking up some to use for securing both the ridgeline of the tarp and the tie outs. Do you see any reason it wouldn't work for the tie outs? That would save me lots of room by not having to carry all of the figure 9's.
Lee,
They should work great for the tieouts. I don't see any reason that they wouldn't. I've thought about doing that, too. They are a tad bit more fussy to slide along a line than Figure 9s, but I'd just station them close to the tarp, lock 'em down, and call it good.

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