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  • Sandy
    Just got back from 10-days camping in FL state parks and wasn t able to hang my new Switchback hammock. where in FL do you live, Rege? sandy in miami
    Message 1 of 88 , Apr 21, 2010
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      Just got back from 10-days camping in FL state parks and wasn't able to hang my new Switchback hammock.

      where in FL do you live, Rege?

      sandy in miami

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Regis Good <yakandsnorkel2@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Folks,
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      > Sorry for jumping in on this, as I'm a beginner to hammock camping and live in Florida where the State Parks don't allow anything hung from a tree (AARGH!).
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      > Anyone try using a space blanket under their sleeping bag? I don't know how well it would work or hold up but it's surely light enough.
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      > Rege
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      > --- On Tue, 4/20/10, Jerry Goller <jerrygoller@...> wrote:
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      > From: Jerry Goller <jerrygoller@...>
      > Subject: RE: [Hammock Camping] Back with questions
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 7:32 PM
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      > Hey, Ed.
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      > http://tinyurl. com/la2xej It is light, warm, and very compactable. It's got
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      > an R factor of about 2.5. It's good down into the teens, which is as cold as
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      > The set up isn't cheap but I only have to buy it once. I have to sleep in it
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      > Jerry
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      > http://www.backpack geartest. org/: the most comprehensive interactive gear
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      > -----Original Message-----
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      > From: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com]
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      > On Behalf Of Ed Speer
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      > Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 16:12
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      > To: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com
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      > Subject: RE: [Hammock Camping] Back with questions
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      > Jerry that sounds very interesting. What is a NeoAir pad? Everyone is
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      > searching for the ideal solution to hammock warmth & I get a big kick out of
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      > all the innovations & trial & errors going around. I love it when someone
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      > comes across a possibly good solution. Good work...Ed
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      > From: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com]
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      > On Behalf Of Jerry Goller
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      > Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:46 PM
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      > To: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com
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      > Subject: RE: [Hammock Camping] Back with questions
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      > That is the same issue I ran into with all the hammocks I tried in cooler
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      > weather. I could make a rig that kept me warm but it was way too heavy. My
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      > final solution was a double bottomed Hennessy and a NeoAir pad. I got the
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      > 25" wide pad then taped two 10" x 20" NeoAir pillows they gave away at the
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      > show one year. I'm trying to talk Therm-a-Rest into packaging the same set
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      > up and market it to hammockers.
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      > Jerry
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      > http://www.backpack geartest. org/: the most comprehensive interactive gear
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      > -----Original Message-----
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      > From: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com
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      > On Behalf Of Ralph Oborn
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      > To: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:hammockcamp ing%40yahoogroup s.com>
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      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Back with questions
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      > It seems like with all these extra underquilts etc. we're packing a lot of
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      > weight here? One reason I wanted to go to a hammock was to go lighter. The
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      > You are probably cold on your knees and butt. Above the pad but where the
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      > Cut a couple of one foot square pad piecies and put them at your knee and
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      > Ralph
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    • Rogene Calkins
      MacGyver, Great sounds wonderful that Tom was able to fix you up! Sorry I missed seeing you at Trail Days this year. Rogene
      Message 88 of 88 , May 27, 2010
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        MacGyver,
        Great sounds wonderful that Tom was able to fix you up!
        Sorry I missed seeing you at Trail Days this year.
        Rogene
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