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    i have an 11 foot hammock, and 2 11 foot...

    i have an 11 foot hammock, and 2 11 foot tarps...A Dutchware Hex, which provides adequate coverage, but now am favoring my 11 foot Superfly. Superfly offers excellent coverage of course with the...
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    I’d definitely recommend removing the ridgeline...

    I’d definitely recommend removing the ridgeline and measuring if you can’t get comfortable (this goes for any gathered end hammock, not just the Chameleon). It’s an easy thing to do, and could...
  3. Welcome! Once you get your set-up dialed in, you...

    Welcome! Once you get your set-up dialed in, you will probably be itching for the chance to hang in the rain...there is just something satisfying about swinging comfortably in your hammock in a rain...
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    Your Dad was right...these are your people!...

    Your Dad was right...these are your people! Welcome!
  5. FS: Sent payment via Paypal...please confirm when you...

    Sent payment via Paypal...please confirm when you receive
    Thanks!
  6. FS: Catalyst...I’ll take it

    Catalyst...I’ll take it
  7. FS: Is that stretch mesh on the large outer pocket of...

    Is that stretch mesh on the large outer pocket of the catalyst, or the non-stretchy?
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    If you get chance, can you post some pics of the...

    If you get chance, can you post some pics of the 10oz TW when you get it, to show what size it compresses to? Thanks for the report...the TW definitely sounds like a nice piece of kit!
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    I just bought a CRL with toggle locks and Nama...

    I just bought a CRL with toggle locks and Nama Claws...jury is still out on this set up though.

    My go to has always been a split ridge line, and will probably just go back to that
    For a split...
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    I’ve seen pictures of the burnt orange with a...

    I’ve seen pictures of the burnt orange with a yellow top cover, and it looks great...especially in the fall when the colors are changing. You may have to copy and paste this link to see the photo. I...
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    Is that the standard length you are using on the...

    Is that the standard length you are using on the Chameleon? I’m wondering if I should go for the standard, or the 10 footer.
  12. I am jealous as well! Work is so crazy for me...

    I am jealous as well! Work is so crazy for me right now that I don’t dare take more than a long weekend off.

    Maybe Isle Royale?
    Or,
    You could always check the Sheltowee Trace trail...it’s...
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    Most of our cottage vendors offer a bottom entry...

    Most of our cottage vendors offer a bottom entry bugnet. SLD’s looks nice since it has both a bottom entry with shockcord closure, and a large opening on one end that closes with a drawcord to easily...
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    Thanks...I saw that thread after I put up this...

    Thanks...I saw that thread after I put up this post. The new vented version does look pretty sweet!
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    I see Jared now offers a vented sil version with...

    I see Jared now offers a vented sil version with a narrow mesh strip running the full length. Anyone try one yet?

    I made a DIY version out of sil (last of my remnants) and it is super nice for set...
  16. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thum...

    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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    Based on your gear list, I think you will be fine...

    Based on your gear list, I think you will be fine down to at least 20* (with the extra throw blanket) even if you are a cold sleeper. Check the forecast though, and give yourself a 20* buffer (for an...
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    I have to say, PayPal is super convenient, and...

    I have to say, PayPal is super convenient, and truth be told, I have avoided doing business on some sites because of the annoying hassle of checking out, filling in the address, entering the CC info,...
  19. pics of my new Double toggle ridgeline with Nama...

    pics of my new Double toggle ridgeline with Nama claws...thanks Autumn!

    The toggles and claws make for a pretty slick set-up. Fast service, quality product...Awesome!

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  20. Hello, and, Welcome!

    Hello, and, Welcome!
  21. I am more than impressed! I ordered a 40’...

    I am more than impressed!
    I ordered a 40’ double toggle CRL w/ Nama Claws at 6:45 pm tonight, and she had it finished and sent me a picture of it by 8:45 pm, and emailed me shipping confirmation...
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    Assuming you are making an 11 ft. Gathered end...

    Assuming you are making an 11 ft. Gathered end hammock, I would definitely recommend you go with an 11’ tarp. Plenty of room, and, you can pitch an 11 ‘ tarp closer to the hammock ridgeline than you...
  23. Thank you...that is what I suspected. So when...

    Thank you...that is what I suspected. So when using this CRL, I suppose one leaves the toggles centered at about 12’ feet apart (for an 11 foot tarp)so it can be deployed quickly to maintain the...
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    I like the new website...nice job!

    I like the new website...nice job!
  25. I just ordered a double toggle with Nayman claws,...

    I just ordered a double toggle with Nayman claws, and anxious to try it. Question for you all: Do the Nama claws stay in place in the ridgeline when there is no tension on them? In other words, once...
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    Currently using split ridgeline with mini biner...

    Currently using split ridgeline with mini biner and Prussic, which works great, but I may try a continuous ridgeline just to keep the poles from an external pole mod from sitting on the tarp.
    ...
  27. I was there in 2017 over a weekend, and there...

    I was there in 2017 over a weekend, and there were quite a few hikers. Most of the scenic campsites were taken, but I have never used a campsite anyway. A short trip off trail has always given me...
  28. Water access is quite good on the MRT side, but...

    Water access is quite good on the MRT side, but if you are starting at Red Bridge on the NCT side, I believe you have to go about 8 miles before you get to a creek for a good water source. Love this...
  29. The obvious one is the “loop”...Manistee River...

    The obvious one is the “loop”...Manistee River Trail / North Country Trail, between Red Bridge and I think Hodenpyle Dam. Awesome loop, about 22 miles. They have dedicated campsites, but also...
  30. Welcome Autumn Leaf! Nice looking gear!

    Welcome Autumn Leaf! Nice looking gear!
  31. Thanks for the report! I personally like my...

    Thanks for the report! I personally like my hammocks to be at least a little “slippery” so I can easily move around in it, and this is one concern I had with the Airweave, so thanks for your sharing...
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    Great video, thanks for posting!

    Great video, thanks for posting!
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    Iím in Thank you

    Iím in

    Thank you
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    Run a seperate “ridgeline” outside of bugnet...

    Run a seperate “ridgeline” outside of bugnet (seperate from hammock ridgeline). Clip your pack on with a carabiner. Slide it down near your foot end, then when you need something in or out of the...
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    Iíve done all of the above and they work. One...

    Iíve done all of the above and they work. One other thing I like to do is run a separate ridgeline (outside of the bugnet). It weighs almost nothing, and then I just clip my pack to it with a...
  36. Thread: DCF Tarp

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    BillCole, are your WBSF’s sil-nylon, or SilPoly? ...

    BillCole, are your WBSF’s sil-nylon, or SilPoly?
    Consensus seems to be that the SilPoly absorbs less/hardly any water, as compared to the sil-nylon. I recently acquired at WBSF silpoly, but have...
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    Raftingtigger, I am truly impressed with your...

    Raftingtigger, I am truly impressed with your constant drive for innovation and your sheer tenacity! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next, and will be standing in line to buy this creation...
  38. I’m left handed and sleep head left/feet right in...

    I’m left handed and sleep head left/feet right in my hammock. I definitely have some mild scoliosis, but no droop to one shoulder or the other. I did buy an extra bug net, a symmetrical one, but find...
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    Welcome Amaas! I am in NW Oh as well. I’d be...

    Welcome Amaas! I am in NW Oh as well. I’d be happy to get get together sometime to show you a few of my rigs. I have pretty much all styles of bugnet, and they all work fine. Integrated, zip off,...
  40. I noticed pronounced calf ridge all of a sudden,...

    I noticed pronounced calf ridge all of a sudden, after many nights nights with n issue. I measured my SRL, and found it had stretched significantly (11 foot hammock, and SRL had stretched to 117.5”)....
  41. Just for the record, we aren't yet even...

    Just for the record, we aren't yet even prototyping a carbon fiber Tensa4. What we are exploring is a carbon fiber trekking pole that uses 2 strong anchors per pole.[/QUOTE]
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    Do you get a greater degree of calf ridge with...

    Do you get a greater degree of calf ridge with the shallow hammocks? Reason I ask is, after much use, and many comfortable nights, my Chameleon suddenly developed a nasty calf ridge after. So I...
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    Interesting! Do you know what ratio WB uses? I...

    Interesting! Do you know what ratio WB uses? I just assumed they all used the same 83%. What issue does the greater degree of sag create for you?
    Thanks
  44. This is a very timely thread! I have been...

    This is a very timely thread! I have been noodling about how to make exactly what you describe...a set of trekking poles that could function as a hammock. For me, typical 11 ft. GE hammock, and the...
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    FS: Thank you...sounds like it might be a bit snug...

    Thank you...sounds like it might be a bit snug for me (46R suit) since I would be looking to layer up underneath it also.
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    FS: Can you tell me, What is your height & weight?...

    Can you tell me, What is your height & weight? Also, what size suit coat do you wear? Just trying to get an idea of fit.
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    I have two twelve foot Hex tarps i made using XL Wide Silpoly. I added DIY pole pockets that are similar to and installed like the 2QZQ pockets.

    The pole is 110" and in seven short sections. ...
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    Just Tom...thank you very much for the pictures...

    Just Tom...thank you very much for the pictures of the pole pockets!
  49. Sounds like a great deal! Please post pics of...

    Sounds like a great deal! Please post pics of your progress!
  50. This is so true!!! I too have seen lots of what...

    This is so true!!! I too have seen lots of what look to be big, strong,healthy trees, that fell over roots and all. And, when it comes to the widow makers...much harder to identify in the winter!
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