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  1. VIDEO: Keeping Cool: Battery Operated Ridgeline Fans

    I went to AliExpress for mine:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190704/427e6c0b5b16c05da51559d144d33eac.jpg

    There are (I think literally) thousands of options for right around a dollar. I...
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    They definitely require some coaxing. Before I...

    They definitely require some coaxing. Before I bought mine, I read here on the forums that the ball spread the threads enough to make it look like it won't work... but it does.
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    FS/FT: I just received your payment request. The...

    I just received your payment request. The additional shipping cost of $15 for one set of whoopie slings--which I don't see mentioned above--makes this less than worthwhile for me.

    I withdraw my...
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    FS/FT: Double whoopie hook full suspension

    I'll take the grey Amsteel set, if the hooks are spliced on. PM inbound.
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    Yep. It totally did. Having the clips facing down...

    Yep. It totally did. Having the clips facing down makes complete sense, now that I've seen it installed that way.

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to trying it out.
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    Ahhh! That's very helpful, yes... at around 8:05,...

    Ahhh! That's very helpful, yes... at around 8:05, he says, "I put this on backwards the first time." Well... guess who else did that? :thumbup:

    I'll change it up and try again. I'll have to swap...
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    Yeah, when I first wrote out the post, I got a...

    Yeah, when I first wrote out the post, I got a "you do not have permission to do that" error on the photos. So I posted the text first, and then was able to post the photos. Then, when I posted the...
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    Double Dutch bugnet & bugs...

    I've done a test setup of my Double Dutch setup in my office to prep for a trip to Maine in a few weeks. This really is a great setup. I just got a UQ for my "son's" hammock (he's 3) so that now I've...
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    My SLD Trail Winder arrived yesterday. Here it is...

    My SLD Trail Winder arrived yesterday. Here it is on my Chameleon with no adjustment:

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    It fits as well as or better than my Wooki. It actually pulls up quite a bit higher on the sides...
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    I've never had to vent my UQ. I sleep cold....

    I've never had to vent my UQ. I sleep cold. Bottom insulation doesn't bother me.
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    Florida Hangers: 20 Degree UQ?

    I'm in central FL and I use a 20° Wooki XL as my only UQ. To me, the question of what UQ rating to get has never been about, "will I be too warm?" It's more about, "is it heavier/bulkier than I can...
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    I placed my order yesterday. It's showing as...

    I placed my order yesterday. It's showing as complete today. SLD spoils you for other cottage vendors.
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    I let my XLC go for the Chameleon mainly because...

    I let my XLC go for the Chameleon mainly because of the fact that I could--eventually, one day--piece together the Double Dutch system. I'm happy I did. I've shared my single hammock with my kid too,...
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    Just ordered a 10' charcoal grey TW stuffed with...

    Just ordered a 10' charcoal grey TW stuffed with CS 6.0 for my 2nd Chameleon. I'm headed to Maine for a week next month, and I really want to see if my 3 y/o will go for spending the week in the...
  15. Thread: Closet Cleaning

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    FS: You may want to check the FS posting rules. >3...

    You may want to check the FS posting rules. >3 individual items means this thread will get pulled down.
  16. Thread: A hammock haiku

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    Bye, tent; hi, hammock! But I'm not so good at...

    Bye, tent; hi, hammock!
    But I'm not so good at knots...
    On the ground again.
  17. The ropes you're using for your bugnet and...

    The ropes you're using for your bugnet and tarp--the orange one, and the black & white one--look a lot like ropes used in climbing: thick, very strong, but also very stretchy. The first thing I would...
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    Keep in mind, western Maine got a few inches of...

    Keep in mind, western Maine got a few inches of snow either last week or the week before. I don't think Baxter got any, but it's still cool enough up there for some of the white stuff to fall.
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    I grew up not too far from Katahdin, and I now...

    I grew up not too far from Katahdin, and I now live in Florida. I use a 20° Wooki as my only UQ. I would be much more concerned about the northern late fall section of your hike than I would the...
  20. FS: I'll take it. I would have posted that...

    I'll take it.

    I would have posted that earlier, but I swear I saw "head right" the last time I opened this thread up.

    Sending PM.
  21. I'll bet there's room for a Tensa4 or...

    I'll bet there's room for a Tensa4 or collapsahedron in that rig...!
  22. I've been pretty surprised with how well the...

    I've been pretty surprised with how well the fabric holds the snaps under strain. There are times that I thought I should have torn the silpoly and didn't. That's all manual force... I'm really not...
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    The SLD Trail Winder that the OP mentioned is...

    The SLD Trail Winder that the OP mentioned is also directional, which is (I'm sure) why he mentioned it.

    OP, sounds like you'd be better served getting any of the wide variety of non-directional...
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    I'd like to see photos. How wide is your UQ? I...

    I'd like to see photos. How wide is your UQ? I have a Wooki, which reaches right up to the hammock tie outs on both sides. I'd rather use the tie outs, but there are times I don't bother myself with...
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    I'm in the "all depends" camp. That doesn't...

    I'm in the "all depends" camp.

    That doesn't mean I hang exclusively with incontinent folks, but I'm open to it.
  26. Looking for tips for adding KAMSnaps to the doors of a winter tarp

    I installed my snaps earlier this year while fully set up, and I'm happy with the results. Even given the choice, I think I'd still rather do it with the tarp pitched than try it on a bench at home....
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    I keep my lines on my stakes. I have stakes with...

    I keep my lines on my stakes. I have stakes with 6' lines and 4' lines.

    I use the 6' lines for the "front" in porch mode. If there's weather, though, my tarp is low and I don't need more than a...
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    That'll work, too.

    That'll work, too.
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    Tarp Flyz, wasps and ridgeline

    I mean just "hooking" the line twice around the Dutch hook. I tension my tarp with NAMA Claws. There's really no reason to tension the "V," only to position it so it doesn't move... so it doesn't...
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    Tarp Flyz, wasps and ridgeline

    If you loop the Zing-It around the Dutch hook twice, you don't need a prusik.

    For each hang, you just position the Dutch hook where want your "V," loop it twice, and voilα... which means, "and...
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    Ditto. I'm not sure why you can't just make a "V"...

    Ditto. I'm not sure why you can't just make a "V" with the Dutch hook only.
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    Right up until the first snag!

    Right up until the first snag!
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    I got my 3 y/o out last weekend for his first...

    I got my 3 y/o out last weekend for his first ever camping trip. No hiking yet, just hanging. I don't have a second UQ for the Double Dutch setup, so he slept on my chest. Early morning & wakeup this...
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    Nite Ize GearLine hanging organization...

    I thought I'd share my experience with this hanging-related item. My mother got me this thing for Christmas last year after I spent a week sleeping in the hammock during a visit to my parents' place...
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    Temporarily sealing reflectix?

    I recently found that 3M weatherstrip adhesive is a miracle glue for sticking bare Velcro to stuff. I roughed up some kydex and put a Velcro panel on it, and it's holding up well. It's flexible and...
  36. Yeah, the eyes were a big concern when I put them...

    Yeah, the eyes were a big concern when I put them in, but after installing and hanging from it for awhile, I think they'll be trouble-free.

    Initially, I made a quick attempt at removing one of the...
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    Same here. Just packed it up today leaving the...

    Same here. Just packed it up today leaving the campsite. Compared to a full sil tube, the air escapes easily and makes for far quicker packing and compressing.
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    I don’t think it’s a matter of your opinion; it’s...

    I don’t think it’s a matter of your opinion; it’s a matter of fact. Mesh, sil, DCF, or nothing at all: if you roll up a wet tarp, it’s going to stay wet until it’s spread out to dry.
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    Tarp sleeve (snake skin) dilemma

    I've tried one-piece and two-piece sil, and one-piece and two-piece mesh. I landed on one-piece mesh as my preference, because:

    *One-piece: it deploys and packs away fast. Walk from one end to the...
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    The tip of my pinky to the tip of my thumb when...

    The tip of my pinky to the tip of my thumb when my fingers are spread is around 9". If I can touch my UQ with my thumb and the ground with my pinky, I try to raise my hammock just to give myself a...
  41. Collapsahedron —— my collapsing version of the Tensahedron

    This worked great! I tried it first with two carabiners on each end:

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  42. :thumbup1: This is going to be attempt #2......

    :thumbup1:

    This is going to be attempt #2... and I'm not planning to attach them. Two 1/4" stainless eyes on either end... another $8 in hardware. I'll either run my hammock through both eyes and...
  43. TL;DR: The stand worked great--eventually. And...

    TL;DR: The stand worked great--eventually. And the extensions were long enough to string up my 12' tarp, so overall, the build was a success... but I still have some work to do.

    The aluminum...
  44. I completed the stand today, using 1/8" stainless...

    I completed the stand today, using 1/8" stainless wire rope and swaged aluminum ferrules.

    The blue carabiner connects my hammock foot-end CL to the stand. The silver carabiner connects the stand...
  45. Then I visit the Tensa Outdoors website and place...

    Then I visit the Tensa Outdoors website and place an order. :)
  46. This was my thought. I drilled for my hammock...

    This was my thought.

    I drilled for my hammock suspension maybe 4"-5" from the tips of the painters poles. That leaves some clearance for tarp suspension without the extensions. My only trouble is,...
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    Catch-all sack at a discount...

    Yes, I have one. Several do. Check out this thread.


    The one I linked to in the original post--since purchased by someone, or removed--was 5' of sil, 5' of mesh. It was the first iteration of the...
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    I want to contribute: Kydex! I just...

    I want to contribute:

    Kydex!

    I just completed a rifle cheek riser project using 1/8" Kydex, a Dremel and a heat gun. I've never worked with it before, and I was really pleased with its...
  49. Collapsahedron —— my collapsing version of the Tensahedron

    You just described my approach to just about everything...!
    I really don't want to do things twice. I first posted in this thread maybe 8 months ago, and it's been somewhere in my mind since then....
  50. That's something I'll have to figure out when I...

    That's something I'll have to figure out when I have more time. Right now, I'm thinking if the extensions are something I can add or remove quickly, I can always drop my tarp ridgeline lower... but I...
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