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My 2 Cents
That is a pretty heavy setup. I use a Hennessy Ultralight Backpacker Hammock which, despite its name, is not nearly the lightest out there. With Bugnetting, Tarp, Tree Straps, O-Ring suspension...

In Hammocks » First time hanger ... waffling
April 24, 3:02pm

Greylock Feedback
Greylock is a decent hike, and the summit has the best views you will find in MA (plus it is almost obligatory to do the high point in your home state). The problem with Greylock is that there is a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help planning beginners New England trip
April 24, 11:06am

Nice Site
I agree that some videos would be helpful, particularly for people who are not familiar with quilts. The site looks up thee price based on the options you select. It would be nice if it also lo...

In Gear Deals » New Enlightened Equipment site needs scrutiny
April 05, 5:01pm

Sending PM - if I'm not too late and the size is right I'll take the backpack.

In Gear Swap » FS Enlightened Equipment Cuben Fiber 40 degree Quilt
December 26, 3:19pm

Leave it soft
I use an inflatable pad in my Hennessy, I like the flexibility, weight and cost. You will definitely want to leave it soft. That will let it mirror the curve in the bottom of your hammock and make ...

In Hammocks » Considering trying hanging
December 23, 10:08am

Try this guy
This Sawyer fast fill adapter should work provided the spigot is threaded. http://www.rei.com/product/858765/sawyer-fast-fill-hydration-pack-adapter-kit I use one of these with my Sawyer Min...

In GEAR » Refilling hydration bladder from spigot
December 05, 4:02pm

Wait a Minute...
After re-reading your post I realized that my reply doesn't make any sense (it's been a long day). I agree that it would be a lot easier to fill the dirty bag with a larger opening - th...

In GEAR » Hydration bladder with zip and threads for sawyer mini?
December 02, 3:31pm

Bladder Quick Fill
I got the easy-fill hydration bladder adapter for mine. It let's you fill your bladder using the bag that came with the mini without taking it out of your bag. It is extremely convenient. You c...

In GEAR » Hydration bladder with zip and threads for sawyer mini?
December 02, 3:02pm

Tarp Options
Thanks Paul - I hear you on the tarp. I have been lucky enough to never get stuck in a real rainstorm in the hammock. I don't have too much faith in the Asym tarp if it was really coming down. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Short, Cold Trip to Shenandoah NP
November 23, 9:13am

Short, Cold Trip to Shenandoah NP
I had business in Richmond and Lynchburg Virginia. It was late October. As a warm weather backpacker from New England, my window for the getting out had closed back home, so I jumped on the opportu...

In Post-Trip Reports » Short, Cold Trip to Shenandoah NP
November 22, 6:35pm

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