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    >If money is the main concern there is a Hammock...

    >If money is the main concern there is a Hammock Gear 30F underquilt that would suit you on the for sale board here. ( not mine ). It’s listed at a bit more but would get you to 0C no problem.
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    >If you use a fuse that breaks prematurely during...

    >If you use a fuse that breaks prematurely during a storm gust, you just got your shelter wet, unnecessarily.

    That's only if your "fuse" is the last link. If you use bungee WITH your guy line,...
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    At 5'5" I doubt you will need anything designated...

    At 5'5" I doubt you will need anything designated as "XL" I'm 5'6" and the standard Blackbird is plenty roomy. Note that it has a foot "shelf" but at your height (length) you may not even use it. The...
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    SimplyLightDesigns has a hammock with CAT cut...

    SimplyLightDesigns has a hammock with CAT cut sides. There is nothing wrong with the hammock and many like the weight savings and less nylon to block a view. But that cat cut creates a very "hard"...
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    Couple of things - I didn't see "keeper" line to...

    Couple of things - I didn't see "keeper" line to prevent the tripod legs from spreading. Maybe that's done by the hardware (hinge) on top?

    You didn't mention the angle of your Ridge Runner hang....
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    If you had a non-stretch material (Dyneema)...

    If you had a non-stretch material (Dyneema) and/or no wind situations, you'd question the use of shock cord. But if you had a SilNylon tarp - known to stretch a bit when wet - or spend windy nights...
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    Sticky: I carry a 50 ft hank of REI utility cord on a...

    I carry a 50 ft hank of REI utility cord on a plastic kite winder - UL'ers shudder :) - that's because in the PNW we have a wide range of large-ish tree diameters. I connect the line to the tarp,...
  8. If you have an outdoor store - like REI - in your...

    If you have an outdoor store - like REI - in your area, they often have a list of local people who provide sewing services for outdoor gear. I'd go for the eye, then you could use buckles or whoopie...
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    Often a person comes from sleeping in a bed and...

    Often a person comes from sleeping in a bed and thinks they need to sleep the same way in a hammock. That may not be the case. You sleep the way you do in bed because of the pressure points that...
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    Don't know about the trees in MI, but in the OR...

    Don't know about the trees in MI, but in the OR the trees are usually large enough that you can hang both hammocks off the same tree. Instead of coming off the center of the tree, you run your...
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    wienerman, It's been a few months. Please share...

    wienerman, It's been a few months. Please share what you ended up with dimension-wise. How wide is your base? What is the distance between end connecting points (or height of end points above...
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    I use those "cheap" hammocks for traveling to...

    I use those "cheap" hammocks for traveling to places where my "real" hammocks might be lost or stolen. Or if on a casual day hike. Or to show someone hanging fundamentals. They have their use. But...
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    As to the amount of bury "shrinkage", I think 1...

    As to the amount of bury "shrinkage", I think 1 inch per 4 inches of bury, for 7/64ths Amsteel, is close. There are formulas at various websites and videos; they depend upon the diameter of the line....
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    One epiphany was when I realized I didn't need...

    One epiphany was when I realized I didn't need two trees in a camp ground. I just needed one by the site vehicle pull in. Nice Jeep and "improvisation" example.
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    The usual rule of thumb is longer is better/more...

    The usual rule of thumb is longer is better/more comfortable. But it is not guaranteed and comes with a cost; more money, more weight, larger pack footprint, and - not to be overlooked - need for...
  16. Five Tango - The issue might be, "How Many tarps...

    Five Tango - The issue might be, "How Many tarps does someone own?" If a person can only afford one tarp, then it must satisfy a wide range of conditions - winter cold, blowing, stormy Rain, and...
  17. I've just read this page three and it sounds like...

    I've just read this page three and it sounds like there is a lot of confusion on the use/purpose of a vapor barrier (like the non-breathable painter plastic sheet) and a true UQP. The BREATHABLE UQP...
  18. Thread: Speed Tips

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    >Use color to your advantage. :thumbup1: On...

    >Use color to your advantage. :thumbup1:

    On hammocks that have a head end - like a ridge runner or BlackBird - I use colored Amsteel; "Head is Red". Same for mini-miners on UQ's. Ridge Runner and...
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    I keep those "bottom of the barrel" hammocks for...

    I keep those "bottom of the barrel" hammocks for situations when I don't want my "real" hammocks lost or stolen - like when I am traveling out of the country. Or maybe as a day hike lender.
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    I've started carrying a couple of "string" loops...

    I've started carrying a couple of "string" loops and small S-biners. I prussic the loops on my hammock ridge line and attach the S-biner. Then I can slide the loop where I want it, pull up the UQ...
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    Fastest suspension - daisy chain with or without...

    Fastest suspension - daisy chain with or without Dutch Clips. Examples: ENO Atlas Straps, Kammeck Python Straps. Dutch Spider straps, etc.
    Fastest tarp deployment (especially with any wind): Snake...
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    Found this thread while looking for the post...

    Found this thread while looking for the post about sealing the extra "rings" on a 13ft SuperFly. Though many of the comments supporting the ThunderFly mention the rain coverage, there are more...
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    I use the "top rail" as actual mast material for...

    I use the "top rail" as actual mast material for a radio antenna. It is plenty strong - and not bendy in short lengths. I'm imagining you could cut the 10 ft section in half (and trim more to get...
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    Latherdome, If there is a formula that determines...

    Latherdome, If there is a formula that determines base width and end height above ground for a given pole length and ridge line length and desired hammock above ground height, I might be able to...
  25. When the pterodactyl had to get up from the...

    When the pterodactyl had to get up from the hammock and go to the bathroom, why did no one hear him (or her)?

    Because the pee was silent.
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    Because you mentioned "desert", be sure to clean...

    Because you mentioned "desert", be sure to clean things up after an adventure - so dirt/sand doesn't interfere with the "collapsable" feature. Also, if your desert is anything like mine, you may have...
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    Oh no - more versatile than that. If your quilt...

    Oh no - more versatile than that. If your quilt isn't quite right, the UQP envelops it to mitigate any gaps. Sometimes I use it for quick storage if I don't have another place to put some clothing or...
  28. Thread: Cramps

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    I have not had much success with dehydrated...

    I have not had much success with dehydrated bananas. When I owned a dehydrator, I'd try to make dried sliced bananas. But after they were done, there was no telling about the quality. So I had to...
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    Sticky: My regular Nalgene bottles seem to large in...

    My regular Nalgene bottles seem to large in diameter for a sock. But there are smaller diameter styles in the less than quart size. I like the sock drying idea. Even if they are not wet, warm socks...
  30. If you are going to get just one (that's what we...

    If you are going to get just one (that's what we all say, at first) go for the 20 degree full length. That's because you are 6'2". I'm much shorter for a length is almost full length for me :)
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    As important as "hydration" is keep your...

    As important as "hydration" is keep your electrolytes up. It takes more than drinking water. I use Vitalyte which is rebranded Gookin-Aid which is a concoction formulated by a track coach to prevent...
  32. I wouldn't think it would work so well IN the...

    I wouldn't think it would work so well IN the hammock; that's why I suggested it a a spacer between the layers of a DL hammock. I started out buying DL hammocks because I thought I'd always use a...
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    Sticky: Too much heat and nylon probably don't mix so...

    Too much heat and nylon probably don't mix so well. I had a hiking partner make a fleece bag for both of us - just the size for the Nalgene bottle. In the summer, the water stays warm enough that it...
  34. Klymit Inertia X pad product at REI outlet

    I was recently inspired to search REI for Klymit products and saw there Inertia X model in the outlet mall for about $45. It weights 10 oz and packs to 3 x 6 inches. The trick is - it is full of...
  35. Rather than allow the tarp to dry faster, the...

    Rather than allow the tarp to dry faster, the mesh skin itself will dry faster. But whether that difference is enough to justify a fabric (mesh) that is not as rugged as the ripstop kind - I haven't...
  36. Remember, the UQP only needs to cover the UQ; not...

    Remember, the UQP only needs to cover the UQ; not the whole hammock. That said, mine, from 2QZQ, are almost as long as the hammock itself. I use them because the times I need a full tarp with doors...
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    To add another stick of log on the fire -...

    To add another stick of log on the fire - consider an under quilt protector
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    IF you are going for the RR I recommend budgeting...

    IF you are going for the RR I recommend budgeting for the matching underquilt - it makes thing so much easier. waking with a dry throat is one of those hammock camping "Cons" that is seldom...
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    Is the compression sack to hold the bag in your...

    Is the compression sack to hold the bag in your carry-on or checked luggage or just for a backpack? Mine may be a sea-to-summit about 10L for my 40 degree TQ and UQ. It's tucked away in the garage,...
  40. When I need to mark a hammock for the head end, I...

    When I need to mark a hammock for the head end, I use orange (as close to red as I can get sometimes) or red Amsteel for the loop. "Red is Head". Also for mini-miners on the under quilt. I was also...
  41. sunberry - you bring coal with you? BBQ...

    sunberry - you bring coal with you? BBQ briquettes?
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    I posted this question on your YouTube channel but might as well ask it here. Are these strong enough to attach a webbing buckle to the turtle body and hook the loops at the end of the Ridge Runner...
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    Would this be that much better (at $20) than a...

    Would this be that much better (at $20) than a structural ridge line?
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    I wouldn't know the size but maybe you could...

    I wouldn't know the size but maybe you could slide the 2x2's inside some PVC pipe for extra support.
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    I've started using skins after two failed attempt to string the tarp up in high-ish winds. With the tarp in skins it was easy-peasy.

    Because of my full line across the tarp rigging setup, and I...
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    In Central Oregon we will be getting down to 29...

    In Central Oregon we will be getting down to 29 degrees at night and most likely some snow by next week. Hopefully, we will return to the warm 60's.
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    I haven't looked at all the photos but just...

    I haven't looked at all the photos but just reading the words I think there might be a misunderstanding about the job of the Brummel Lock. The construction does NOT get it's strength/holding power...
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    To emphasize a point, just because a quilt is...

    To emphasize a point, just because a quilt is rated at X degrees, it doesn't mean you will be comfortable at X degrees in it. Remember - the quilt doesn't generate the heat. YOU DO. The reason it is...
  49. +1 on NOT using shock cord on the ridge line....

    +1 on NOT using shock cord on the ridge line. It's my understanding that dyneema and other slimilar cord are not designed for knots. If I were going to use it, I'd put an eye splce at each end. Maybe...
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    Long ago, I pitched a tent under a tree because I...

    Long ago, I pitched a tent under a tree because I thought the tree branches would provide some shelter from the downpour. And they did. But the next day the sun came out. There were a few others in...
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