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    Nope. :)

    Nope. :)
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    Been away for a few days, and just found this...

    Been away for a few days, and just found this post, but you got my vote(s).
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    +1 on the Dutchware 11 foot hammock. Got mine in...

    +1 on the Dutchware 11 foot hammock. Got mine in Argon, and it is comfy, comfy, comfy. I also use a BIAS Camper, another fine product, on occasions where my back is acting up (thicker fabric,...
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    Depends how you're hooking it up too, but I use a...

    Depends how you're hooking it up too, but I use a 30 foot continuous ridgeline in a pretty similar configuration to this:...
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    I hang mine from its own suspension. Instead of...

    I hang mine from its own suspension. Instead of tree straps, I have 6 foot amsteel dog bones with speed hooks spliced in the middle...the speed hook hooks into one of the eye loops and acts like a...
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    Used mine last night for the first time, and...

    Used mine last night for the first time, and lovin' life.
  7. Mine arrived in the mail last night. Tried it...

    Mine arrived in the mail last night. Tried it out in the back yard overnight (with an 11' Argon Hammock, and a KAQ New River UQ.) It took a little getting used to, getting it over my RL (I have a...
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    My wife got rain kilts as stocking stuffers for...

    My wife got rain kilts as stocking stuffers for my son and me this Christmas. Those seem to be well made if it's any help. :)
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    Alternate use for me was on my gear hammock...

    Alternate use for me was on my gear hammock suspension.
  10. Thanks Dutch! Pretty sure it'll last a good long...

    Thanks Dutch! Pretty sure it'll last a good long time in the woods around here, then, and for the price, if I need to replace them every year or two, not a biggie. Of course, I suppose I could...
  11. On the site you tell us that: Kevlar® is...

    On the site you tell us that:
    <quote>Kevlar® is effected by UV light and after 450 hours of direct sunlight it can turn brown and lose up to 50% of its breaking strength. This is important to note...
  12. Well, I'll be there with a troop of Boy Sprouts,...

    Well, I'll be there with a troop of Boy Sprouts, doing a scout outing, but will wave at y'all!
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    Happy Birthday, Dutch, and many happy returns!

    Happy Birthday, Dutch, and many happy returns!
  14. Actually that was one of my inspirations! :) The...

    Actually that was one of my inspirations! :) The reason I didn't do it quite that way was that my daughter, to whom I gave this, has zero interest in knot tying, and so never learned to tie a...
  15. Just back to this thread after a bit. My...

    Just back to this thread after a bit. My daughter likes her hammock and line, and I've gone on to use it for suspensions for my gear hammock (out of 1.75mm zing it.)

    I got a pair of speed hooks...
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    I've had the same issue with continuous loops. ...

    I've had the same issue with continuous loops. My suspicion is the difference is the angle at which the continuous loop and the hook intersect. The locking loop around the back of the hook tilts...
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    WWM Gear Sling! :-)

    I wrote off to Shane to ask about getting a custom WWM hammock in 5' long and 52" wide for use as a gear sling, and a double ended stuff sack of the same material to hold it.

    Got a chance to use...
  18. All I can say is, "fnord."

    All I can say is, "fnord."
  19. BWA-hahahahahaha-HA! Not spliceable? Right. ...

    BWA-hahahahahaha-HA! Not spliceable? Right. Tell us another one, Samson. You may notice on the bottom of the strength chart, it specifies that the ratings are for unspliced strengths.
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    blue. It's not so much for when the stake is in...

    blue. It's not so much for when the stake is in the ground attached nicely to the guylines as it is for when the stake has come out of the ground and shot across your campsite.
  21. what is the weight of a 1 season Owyhee?

    much appreciated!
  22. +1 on the gear hammock.

    +1 on the gear hammock.
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    I wonder if it's user weight, or just specific...

    I wonder if it's user weight, or just specific hooks.

    Mine have gone to my gear sling suspension instead of my hammock suspension because they damage my continuous loops. Got mine Christmas day,...
  24. Doggonit! Bet those hook worms work great for...

    Doggonit! Bet those hook worms work great for doors. Of course my order with the old school door hooks is due to arrive tomorrow. :-P
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    Seam Sealing the Superfly

    The Mrs. generously got me a Superfly and an Edge for my birthday!

    I got some SilNet out and applied it just to the stitching on the inside of the tarp, and tried it over our weekend's downpour. ...
  26. Thread: Pole Mods

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    Cool idea! Gotta try that!

    Cool idea! Gotta try that!
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    Spliced some up per Dutch's original description,...

    Spliced some up per Dutch's original description, and they work like a charm. Thanks Dutch!
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  28. Used my tarpworms in the perpetual rain of this...

    Used my tarpworms in the perpetual rain of this weekend, and loved 'em!
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    Fnord. :) Sorry, couldn't resist.

    Fnord. :)

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
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    Amazing Service

    I put in an order at 16:00 or thereabouts on New Year's Eve for a double-sided stuff sack...kind of figured owing to the season it would sit in a queue until after the holidays, and that was fine.
    ...
  31. 616 Grams. Don't know the exact finished size...

    616 Grams.

    Don't know the exact finished size offhand, but if you're thinking of pitching it from side to side, note that this tarp does not have tie outs at the center of the edges. That came as...
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    That's another odd thing, I don't think it rained...

    That's another odd thing, I don't think it rained hard at all. I had it out overnight, so I may have slept through a deluge, but when I saw it dripping, it was only misting at best.

    After fooling...
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    For my pointy stakes, I've taken a Tyvek envelope...

    For my pointy stakes, I've taken a Tyvek envelope and cut it down to serve as a stake bag. I drop my stakes and ridgeline in, wrap it up, and rubber band the lot. It's lightweight and reasonably...
  34. Thread: Pole Mods

    by MadUncleAndy
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    no, they were hiding at the bottom of the tarp...

    no, they were hiding at the bottom of the tarp page under monosodium glutemate.
    http://dutchwaregear.com/tarp-pole-mods.html
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    Depends how warm you sleep. Would you be comfy...

    Depends how warm you sleep. Would you be comfy in bed at home without a blanket in the same circumstances? For me, a fleece top quilt liner is good in the low 60s, but ymmv.
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    Can a tight ridgeline cause leaks?

    Got some new toys and tried them out all at once. Yeah, bad idea.

    So I got some pole mods from Dutch, and a tarp flea (z)...whatever the singular is. The flea let me pull my tarp tighter...
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    Hammock/camping wise, a Helium Hiking Rain Kilt,...

    Hammock/camping wise, a Helium Hiking Rain Kilt, some tarp pole mods, and some DIY bling from Dutch. Birthday is in 2 days, and because I brought in and sorted the mail while looking for Christmas...
  38. Started with an Eno system, and eventually got...

    Started with an Eno system, and eventually got the willies of all the lines, but if you're talking about the Talon, you need to kind of guesstimate where it's going to go through the bugnet, and...
  39. Thread: Pole Mods

    by MadUncleAndy
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    LOL!!! Thanks, Dutch!

    LOL!!! Thanks, Dutch!
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    Pole Mods

    My kids gave me some Dutch bling for Christmas including a set of pole mods. Before I start splicing cordage for it, I thought I would check the forum for advice from those who have gone before. ...
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    double post

    sorry for the accidental double post. Can a moderator please delete it for me? Thanks!
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    Funds sent.

    Funds sent.
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    I carry one and sometimes use it, other times...

    I carry one and sometimes use it, other times not, depending on how arthritic I feel. It's an inflatable neck pillow like you see folks using on aircraft. Before I got my sag dialed in, I sometimes...
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    Anyone hit this yet? If not, I'll take it.

    Anyone hit this yet? If not, I'll take it.
  45. I've done fixed, and whoopie-sling-style...

    I've done fixed, and whoopie-sling-style adjustable. I recently made a UCR adjustable for my daughter, and that's my current fave. See here for details:...
  46. @ Dutch, Yep, an adjustable ridgeline for my 22...

    @ Dutch, Yep, an adjustable ridgeline for my 22 year old daughter, who never got into knot tying, and who is away enough that coming to me if one came undone may be inconvenient. Now that I made her...
  47. Thanks! Recognize the cordage, Dutch? Not too...

    Thanks! Recognize the cordage, Dutch? Not too long ago it was in Lancaster county PA. It arrived here Thursday, and got put to use Friday. :)
  48. Here are a couple of quick pics. Not sure how...

    Here are a couple of quick pics. Not sure how well they came out...it's overcast here and the phone seemed to have some trouble focusing. I'll try again when the light is better if they are too...
  49. UCR variant using a fixed loop for the prusik.

    My daughter has asked for an ENO for her birthday, and I made an adjustable structural ridgeline for her to use with it. I threw together a UCR for her, and to keep tension on the far side of the...
  50. I don't have a picture handy, but this page has...

    I don't have a picture handy, but this page has both the diagrams I used for inspiration http://theultimatehang.com/2012/11/video-using-continuous-ridge-lines-with-a-tarp/

    ...and here's an...
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