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    60" is probably a pretty good width. I'm 5' 6"...

    60" is probably a pretty good width. I'm 5' 6" so ordered a 10 ft, but with a 66" width. Very happy with it. The max width would be your height, but you need to consider if you want to carry the...
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    Just read the LNT article mentioned and it now...

    Just read the LNT article mentioned and it now says:

    "3) As long as ‘tree saver' straps (1-1.5” wide straps that go around the tree to minimize any girdling effects) are used, there is very little...
  3. Clark doesn't say so, but to me it looks like the...

    Clark doesn't say so, but to me it looks like the Vertex is good when the two people are about equal in size, the Flex 180 is better if one person (ie: a child or much smaller female) is smaller than...
  4. I've tried a 3/4 underquilt, but for me it just...

    I've tried a 3/4 underquilt, but for me it just doesn't work. They may be lighter in weight, but then you have to add to that the extra weight of things to keep your feet and head warm. You might...
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    You're right. Sorry I didn't read it correctly.

    You're right. Sorry I didn't read it correctly.
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    My problem with your setup is the damage you'll...

    My problem with your setup is the damage you'll do to trees. You need some sort of strapping or some padding so the line won't dig into the bark. Otherwise, anywhere you use the hammock will get...
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    My first thought was how do you determine what...

    My first thought was how do you determine what strength magnets you get? Too strong and you'll have problems getting in and out of the hammock, too weak and they won't hold. Other than that, looks...
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    Dream Hammocks has a pretty good calculator that...

    Dream Hammocks has a pretty good calculator that will work not only for their hammocks, but anyone elses.
    http://www.dream-hammock.com/HammockCalculator.html
    What I see is that at your weight of...
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    The new DD appears to be about 5 or 6 inches...

    The new DD appears to be about 5 or 6 inches wider than the Clarks, which, all else being equal, would make the DD more comfortable.
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    My Clark has two zippers and four zipper slides. ...

    My Clark has two zippers and four zipper slides. Two are for the netting and two are for the weather shield. It's kind of nice, I can have both the weather shield and netting on at the same time or...
  11. Poll: My experience seems to be different from everyone...

    My experience seems to be different from everyone else's. Damp cloths have to go into my pockets or with me inside the sleeping quilt or sleeping bag. Once the sun goes down, they will not dry on...
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    There is no harm being done. If you use this for...

    There is no harm being done. If you use this for backpacking, then a lighter weight hammock has it advantages, but if you're happy with the one you have, keep it.
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    You'll need at least an 11 ft (as opposed to a 10...

    You'll need at least an 11 ft (as opposed to a 10 ft) hammock with two layers of fabric. There are single layer fabric hammocks that could hold you, but I think you wouldn't save much weight that...
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    When I was using a WBBB, I use to attached the...

    When I was using a WBBB, I use to attached the free end of the tarp lines to the line between the hammock and the cinch buckles. Don't think I really needed to do that, but the hammock never got wet.
  15. First, if your tarp isn't already sealed, it...

    First, if your tarp isn't already sealed, it should be. I've tried the z-liner and it's just way to bulky to carry. Probably works, but could never find a way to carry it, so don't really know how...
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    My first cuben fiber tarp/poncho (about two years...

    My first cuben fiber tarp/poncho (about two years ago? used about 90 days) has a big hole in it. It was .5 oz cuben fiber and maybe that's a bit light. Would like to try a .75 oz cuben fiber...
  17. I think if your looking for a under quilt for 50...

    I think if your looking for a under quilt for 50 to 60 degrees from someone other than Hennessy, you can't go wrong with JRB (http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/sierra-stealth/). 16 oz is pretty...
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    I have a 10' Dream Hammock Dangerbird and feel...

    I have a 10' Dream Hammock Dangerbird and feel it's the most comfortable hammock I've slept in. Are you laying diagonally or straight along the ridgeline? If not diagonally, then try it before you...
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    You should be OK with the regular size. My only...

    You should be OK with the regular size. My only concern might be 48" wide might not be enough if you go to ground, but should work just fine in a hammock. If you are backpacking, then the width...
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    ditto on looking at the Dream Hammocks...

    ditto on looking at the Dream Hammocks (http://www.dreamhammock.com/index.html). At 320 lbs an 5' 11", you'll need two layers of fabric of at least 1.8 oz, plus I think an eleven foot model would be...
  21. Just make sure you're good with the 48" height. ...

    Just make sure you're good with the 48" height. For some hammocks, that might not be enough.
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    Most campgrounds do not allow hammocks to be hung...

    Most campgrounds do not allow hammocks to be hung from their trees. The best way around that is to carry hammock stands, if at all possible. You really can't carry them for backpacking, but at a...
  23. I like the Clark hammocks, have had two of them...

    I like the Clark hammocks, have had two of them in the past. The only problem I have with your 1st night is using the stock cord around the trees. I realize this was your first hang and may not be...
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    I'd stick with a 10 ft hammock for her. Maybe...

    I'd stick with a 10 ft hammock for her. Maybe even cut it down to 9 ft. I don't think skimping on fabric is an issue here. If you're only 5' 6" tall, how likely is she going to grow taller than...
  25. 50" = fifty inches, 25' = twenty-five feet. Not...

    50" = fifty inches, 25' = twenty-five feet. Not sure that's what you meant. I figure eleven feet for on top of the tarp, than depends on how large and how far apart the trees you attach to are. ...
  26. For 50 to 70 degrees, I use a 3/8 in thick pad. ...

    For 50 to 70 degrees, I use a 3/8 in thick pad. I purchased a 40"X48" pad and cut it down to 30" wide X 66" long, with the corners cut off. About 10 oz, but hard to pack. It doesn't crush down...
  27. "the only campground that wasnít full" - that...

    "the only campground that wasnít full" - that should have told you something about their service!
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    Are you saying it's Hennessy's fault a tree limb...

    Are you saying it's Hennessy's fault a tree limb fell on it?
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    Not that I know anything at all about this, but a...

    Not that I know anything at all about this, but a theory. I think when we choose complicated camo colors for our nylon, we should go to the next higher fabric weight. A 1.1 oz camo is more like 0.9...
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    I tried something similar to this quite a while...

    I tried something similar to this quite a while ago. For me, didn't work at all. Even when I got a little water, it was so dirty as to be undrinkable.
  31. I've tried it a couple times, but about half the...

    I've tried it a couple times, but about half the time my sleep gets interrupted by the police or someone else telling me I'm trespassing. The last time I did it, the guy had a gun. I've don't do...
  32. I've been fortunate, no injuries like you've had....

    I've been fortunate, no injuries like you've had. In answer to your question, I think a longer hammock, say 10 or 11 ft would be OK, but a shorter one might cause you problems.
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    Well, that makes a bit more sense! Thanks.

    Well, that makes a bit more sense! Thanks.
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    Don't understand what "WTT" means, plus a Garmin...

    Don't understand what "WTT" means, plus a Garmin Oregon is a GPS similar to:
    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-water/handhelds-wrist-worn/oregon-450t/prod63350.html#accessoriesTab
    Not sure...
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    I had the old buckles with my WBBB. They kind of...

    I had the old buckles with my WBBB. They kind of bent out of shape and I wasn't sure I'd trust them anymore. The new ones look pretty good. I now use what is called a ring buckle system, it's just...
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    Zpacks has a 8.5 X 8.5 that should work:...

    Zpacks has a 8.5 X 8.5 that should work: http://zpacks.com/shelter/tarps.shtml
  37. It'll work, just not sure I'd want to carry it at...

    It'll work, just not sure I'd want to carry it at 28.6 oz. You will need the 26" width, but the 77" height is probably more than you need. We don't know your height, so it's hard for us to know for...
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    I have a JRB 11X10 and like it a lot. It's more...

    I have a JRB 11X10 and like it a lot. It's more of a winter tarp than a general use item. Wish it were a lot less in weight, but otherwise a good tarp.
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    strap width

    I'd recommend going with at least 1" polyester straps for hanging.
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    You asked for advice, so here it is. Understand...

    You asked for advice, so here it is. Understand that what is important to me may not be important to you, etc. Anyway, I see way too much redundancy in this list. You don't need both a notepad and...
  41. I use a DreamHammock DangerBird and enjoy it...

    I use a DreamHammock DangerBird and enjoy it quite a bit. The ThunderBird was not an option when I purchased the DB. I'm 5' 6" tall and don't have a problem with reaching the zippers when they are...
  42. I did get the Clark z-liner and wasn't happy with...

    I did get the Clark z-liner and wasn't happy with it. Way too bulky, almost impossible to carry when backpacking. I does provide good coverage, but the bulk is just too much. Right now, I use a...
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    If I'm forced to go to ground I put down my...

    If I'm forced to go to ground I put down my poncho first, my sleeping pad second, then my hammock, using my hiking poles to hold up the ends and then the tarp. Of course, if I'm not carrying a...
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    Yes, you'll need a double layer or go with the...

    Yes, you'll need a double layer or go with the heavier 2.6 oz fabric, which should support up to 300 lbs and may be lighter in weight than a double layer hammock. Dream hammocks has a wonderful...
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    You can lay diagonally in a Clark, but not quite...

    You can lay diagonally in a Clark, but not quite as much as with wider hammocks. But the Clarks seem very comfortable. I know of one person who uses her Z lite without any problems, including...
  46. If you don't have a hammock already, look at the...

    If you don't have a hammock already, look at the Clark Hammocks. Not sure if your prosthetic would fit in one of their pockets, but it should give you an idea I think might work. It might even be...
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    Dream Hammocks has pink available. Check out his...

    Dream Hammocks has pink available. Check out his fabric page, scroll down to near bottom:

    http://www.dream-hammock.com/Fabric.html
  48. At only 18 in wide, not sure it would work in a...

    At only 18 in wide, not sure it would work in a hammock. For a hammock, you usually need 25 in width minimum and 30 in better, but then you might be getting a little too heavy. It's all a...
  49. I've had both, liked the BB better. Wore out the...

    I've had both, liked the BB better. Wore out the BB over a three year period. The foot box helped a lot in the comfort department. I also liked the built in bug net as opposed to having a separate...
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    "BUMP. I really need help on this" I've been...

    "BUMP. I really need help on this"

    I've been seeing this sort of thing after only a half day on the forum for several threads. Have a little patients! Not all of us spend 24 hours a day on...
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