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Old 06-28-2012, 06:40 PM   #1276
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What were the temps for that haing. That seems to be alot of underquilt !
OK maybe the 100+ temps around here just have me sensitive to the heat, and thinking its hot every where.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #1277
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What were the temps for that haing. That seems to be alot of underquilt !
OK maybe the 100+ temps around here just have me sensitive to the heat, and thinking its hot every where.
Oh, it's definitely a lot of quilt! It's a HammockGear Winter Incubator rated at 0*F. It's the quilt I always carry. I'd much rather vent the ends when the quilt is too warm than shiver because I don't have enough quilt.

The overnight temp for that hang was probably in the low 60s or so -- maybe a tad cooler. I used a top quilt made from a poncho liner. I was very comfortable (and I didn't vent the underquilt; it was cinched up).

When I head to the Rockies next month, I'll take my overkill down topquilt, too. It gets cold at night in some of those places!

I hear you on the heat. The weekend around here is going to be 103-105, so LandWife and I are heading to South Florida, where the forecast calls for it to be cooler.

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Old 06-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #1278
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I hung last night at Deal's Gap.


It was a beautiful, clear night, so I left the tarp in its snakeskins.

I grabbed the Warbonnet Traveler by mistake when I was packing. Meant to get the Blackbird with its bug net. The skeeters didn't bother me through the night, but they were around when I was setting up and striking camp.

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Do you typically use a gear hammock or no?
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #1279
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Do you typically use a gear hammock or no?
I usually carry a Warbonnet Blackbird to sleep in and an ENO Doublenest or the Warbonnet Traveler as a lounging hammock/gear hammock. (I like having an open hammock easily accessible for hammocking emergencies.)

I wanted to do this little trip with just my tankbag and my Kriega US40 luggage system, so I didn't carry a second hammock. (Fortunately, there weren't any hammocking emergencies.) My Traveler does have the GargoyleGear hammock footrest that doubles as a wee gear hammock. It's that coyote brown thing near the ridgeline. Neat little hammock farkle.

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Old 07-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #1280
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Chris last month in Yellowstone we used our 0* quilts and it got down in the 20's with snow. Don't be surprised if you need it. I've never carried a heavy overbuilt but I'm always guilty of carrying WAY too much gear. I like the idea of carrying the heavier quilt and venting it. I may have to give that a try.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #1281
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It was definitely a "no tent" zone. Not too cold, not many bugs. We don't have underquilts, but would sure like some. Sometime around 3am, it got wicked windy though, and it was like sleeping in a raft on the sea for a while.
The orange line is how I got into and out of my hammock, my wife got the lower one that you can just climb into normally.
Top is ENO doublenest, bottom is an older Byers something or another. I don't like it because of the strings, and it gets tangled easily, but it's light and sturdy anyway.

Location is above Lisa Falls, below Twin Peak in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #1282
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That's an awesome hammock spot!
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #1283
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6USMC6, I officially blame you for getting me into a new hobby. I had a great 3+ hour nap in an ENO doublenest and now I'm looking into Warbonnets, rainflys, and bug nets. I highly doubt my tent will ever be on my bike again.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #1284
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Cool Adam! I'll take full responsibility!

I'm going to put the tent in the Flea Market when I get back from Superior and buy another hammock.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #1285
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well this week I have been riding the Blue Ridge and took along a tent instead of my hammock set up and what a mistake that was!!!!! It's been years since I had slept in a tent and now remember why. I think I'm going to put my ground gear up for sale as well. I was REALLY missing my black bird.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:53 PM   #1286
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13 nights in the hennesy on the TET...from Florida to CT...ill never pack a tent again unless im in the desert or above the treeline
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #1287
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this summer we took a car camping trip out west and I had changed to a structural ridge line. After a few tries I've decided to go back to no SRL for the tarp. For the past couple of years I was just going from the eye on the tarp to a line around the tree secured with a figure 9. For me that's much quicker and simpler plus I don't have to fight with un tangling the stupid ridge line every time I put it up.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:55 AM   #1288
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this summer we took a car camping trip out west and I had changed to a structural ridge line. After a few tries I've decided to go back to no SRL for the tarp. For the past couple of years I was just going from the eye on the tarp to a line around the tree secured with a figure 9. For me that's much quicker and simpler plus I don't have to fight with un tangling the stupid ridge line every time I put it up.
Do you mean continuous ridge line? I thought the structural ridge line was to keep the sag in the hammock consistent. Just curious...
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #1289
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WOW!!! great hang!


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There was a smaller trunk behind the big tree, and I had to double the standard straps to make them short enough.

I have camped here before, so knew what was required, but as the trees in Tasmania tend to be biggish, I have another two sets of straps with me, the biggest being 92", from memory, so I could have done the big tree, If I had to.



Not Tasmania, Victoria and the Murray river


NSW and the Lachlan river, long straps required due to tree spacing.


Queensland.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:11 PM   #1290
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Budget misquito solutions?
What have yall come up with to keep the bugs at bay while in a hammock?
when i first tried out hammock camping many years ago, $25 got me a hammock with built in netting conopy thing which was great. but now that same set up seems to be going for $70 give or take. its not that im a cheap ass, i just dont want to spend a bunch of money atm...
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