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    Havenít tried, but Iíve wondered whether...

    Havenít tried, but Iíve wondered whether copper-tube grommets as in the end holes could also serve as shims for the overlaps. Hard enough to be durable and slide freely, soft enough to be peened down...
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    Another anecdata point: iím 5í10Ē, and my go-to...

    Another anecdata point: iím 5í10Ē, and my go-to camping hammock is 10í because it is comfortable enough, and pitches between close trees where 11í might not. Itís also light and packs small....
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    I donít know the answer definitively, but similar...

    I donít know the answer definitively, but similar have failed for others one way or another (i canít compare details). Check design 3 here, also link to Kamileonís build at bottom. You could mashup:...
  4. You can partially collapse the poles of the...

    You can partially collapse the poles of the commercial Tensa and some DIY tensahedron stands to fit with a low ceiling, like design 3 here:...
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    There is no fire damage on the short loops I'm...

    There is no fire damage on the short loops I'm talking about, that run through the ancient blast crater. There are spurs leading to damaged areas, heavily signed not to enter, threat of fines and...
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    Oneonta Trail heads off a few hundred yards below...

    Oneonta Trail heads off a few hundred yards below Sherrard Point parking. There are 3 possible loops back to same point. I head out early eve, tuck into woods as light falls, and complete loop in...
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    Welcome, Zack. I'm in inner SE. I admit I camp...

    Welcome, Zack. I'm in inner SE. I admit I camp most often in search of solitude, but not always. Have done a few one-nighters on the ~7mile loop around Larch Mountain recently, greatly enjoying.
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    That's a gem right there. I hadn't put all those...

    That's a gem right there. I hadn't put all those elements together in my head. I love how much subtlety hides in simplicity.
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    All good points above. In really loose sugar sand...

    All good points above. In really loose sugar sand or pea gravel, that behaves more like a liquid, an anchor like an oar face or plate, buried, is best. But minimal stand tilt, both ends tethered,...
  10. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Within a couple months, knock wood, we should...

    Within a couple months, knock wood, we should have available Boomshaka Anchors (cheesy name, right?) that add a boom to those ti nails to increase holding power greatly in ground too hard to sink the...
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    Sticky: Havenít, but it would be trivial to tie one. ...

    Havenít, but it would be trivial to tie one.


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    Users of sub-11í hammocks would likely want at...

    Users of sub-11í hammocks would likely want at least some suspension, otherwise the hammock is likely to be too high.

    When you say your setup slipped some, what slipped? Itís normal for things to...
  13. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Itís fairly straightforward to set up one side,...

    Itís fairly straightforward to set up one side, right? The trick is in getting the second side correctly spaced from the first.

    Suggest setting up one side. Connect your hammock as directly as...
  14. Weíre moving on it. Prospective boom supplier...

    Weíre moving on it. Prospective boom supplier sent samples not matching spec. Once we sort that out, likely a couple few months depending how it gets here from China.



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  15. Orange Screws canít be driven in to very hard or...

    Orange Screws canít be driven in to very hard or rocky ground. Thatís where nail-type anchors are best. But nail types pull out easier in almost any kind of ground that you can get the Orange Screws...
  16. I understand you have some very mischievous and...

    I understand you have some very mischievous and destructive fjord parrots though. Probably not nocturnal. Wait, what about Orcs?

    Iím normally hypervigilant sleeping anyplace new. That feels...
  17. Thanks BigSky! Maybe you are super tall and canít...

    Thanks BigSky! Maybe you are super tall and canít avoid head/foot interference with the base narrower to raise you up? Make sure your hammock suspension is not too long, either. Shortening it will...
  18. Yes. What we used to call a small toggle we now...

    Yes. What we used to call a small toggle we now call a pushpin. See Support page on our site for latest (print) docs.


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  19. Thatís the prescribed way. You may also hang the...

    Thatís the prescribed way. You may also hang the hammock suspension over the near pole end, the far end being used for the guyline. This has the effect of shortening suspension, also distributes line...
  20. Increasing tilt increases ridgeline tension. Also...

    Increasing tilt increases ridgeline tension. Also improves foot clearance. But if youíre low and your ridgeline tension is high, shorten hammock suspension. Will raise you up and lessen tension.

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  21. Same numbers should work regardless of site. Tilt...

    Same numbers should work regardless of site. Tilt is then only variable. It is important to assure that feet are level with each other, so on a slope point head or foot downslope (i prefer head...
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    I see no trouble. Tensa4ís first production lines...

    I see no trouble. Tensa4ís first production lines were similar: adjustable, but with the connectors integral to the lines as you propose. We used a pushpin to thread the end loops through, then...
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    Lines can be fixed length for a given hammock and...

    Lines can be fixed length for a given hammock and user, but itís hard to know the exact best lengths without trial and error. Suggest start long and tie knots or wrap to dial in, then you can splice...
  24. Please email us at [email protected] for...

    Please email us at [email protected] for service, transactional stuff. Could use a photo or two of your stand so we know which production: changes are continuous.
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    Check this guy's position in the hammock: ...

    Check this guy's position in the hammock:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=175330&d=1560830113

    You see how his feet are very near the middle of the hammock's...
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    Even in Brazil, where there is unbroken tradition...

    Even in Brazil, where there is unbroken tradition of hammocks as normal bedding since before Columbus, I’m told that bottom insulation was unknown before the last decade or so, when the underquilt as...
  27. Alamosa anchors are very likely returning to the...

    Alamosa anchors are very likely returning to the Tensa family, as better than Orange Screws when the ground is too hard to screw them in, and a toss up in other contexts. Very loose soil is always...
  28. Theyíre 7/64Ē Amsteel, which has an average break...

    Theyíre 7/64Ē Amsteel, which has an average break strength of 1600lbs. This is derated by a knot and being tensioned over small-radius bends like many other Amsteel hammock suspensions. We rate the...
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    Those are my favorite. If I were going to make...

    Those are my favorite. If I were going to make one of these using big-box hardware store materials, I would copy those peened copper grommets, and use CLs pushed through and looped over ends, and...
  30. I’m 5’10” and 160lbs. I prefer the Carolina as...

    I’m 5’10” and 160lbs. I prefer the Carolina as big enough, but mainly because it is very heavy fabric that avoids rutting better than other cotton hammocks I’ve worn out since 2013 full time. Flora...
  31. The flipside is that when you accommodate so many...

    The flipside is that when you accommodate so many ways of doing the same thing, some users will stumble upon the worst possible way, and then you (we) might be on the hook for resulting trouble. ;-)...
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    I admire just how simple it can be: highlights...

    I admire just how simple it can be: highlights the strengths of the material and of the brain versus advanced splicing and tying skills.



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  33. I like the no-hardware approach too. It isn't a...

    I like the no-hardware approach too. It isn't a very popular taste, but a good one ;-). One trick is to bury a bit of coated wire, like a twist tie, inside the Amsteel. This lets you form it into a...
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    Lightning and thunderstorms and hammocking

    I'm sure the little water breaks on your suspension would also safely divert the couple billion joules away from the hammock, helpfully drying those straps before turning them into plasma.
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    The rubber feet are insulators. Not that i would...

    The rubber feet are insulators. Not that i would recommend setting up on a bald in a storm. I took down a Tensa4 after setting up on the Alvord Desert playa as a storm approached, not so much out of...
  36. Lashit probably fine for tethers. If you set up...

    Lashit probably fine for tethers. If you set up on a hard surface, the baseline tension can get surprisingly high, especially if you run the feet wide. Definitely Amsteel for the joints.


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  37. Tensa Outdoor and the commercial packable tensahedron stand

    Unlikely before fall, which I guess is spring for you. Weíre looking into less bulky webbing too, but nothing beats UCRs for low bulk. Note that the single bulkiest line is the ridgeline, which you...
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    I have more experience as a bikepacker than...

    I have more experience as a bikepacker than backpacker in recent decades, but Iíve been all over the west. In July iíd recommend pacific northwest, PCT/ high Cascades or Olympic National Park, flying...
  39. The pushpin-loop assemblies, formerly small...

    The pushpin-loop assemblies, formerly small toggle assemblies, are still available, but should be secured with a carabiner at the outside of the loop. If you want the large toggle assemblies,...
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    Jeff-oh’s design tested to at least 350lbs on the...

    Jeff-oh’s design tested to at least 350lbs on the regular, 400 seeming fine.
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    In the case of transverse hammocks like Draumr,...

    In the case of transverse hammocks like Draumr, the guyline tension can be negligible, like a couple pounds on either side. Itís just to keep it from tipping over: let the stand bear the weight, not...
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    Casual observers parse it as just another tent...

    Casual observers parse it as just another tent when youíve got a tarp on it.


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  43. Optinaut, I didnít answer your question...

    Optinaut, I didnít answer your question completely, re sharing the carabiner for multiple lines.

    The problem is that when these lines pull in multiple directions, they can sometimes get the lines...
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    Bamboo has a great strength:weight, some as good...

    Bamboo has a great strength:weight, some as good as mild steel. But it is even more variable than wood, harder to assure good unless expertly selected and processed for structural use. Aluminum needs...
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    There are several 2x2”x8’ wood versions out...

    There are several 2x2”x8’ wood versions out there. Haven’t heard of failures yet. Good idea to pick clear good wood, as cmc4free says. That length is just barely long enough for your hammock. Take...
  46. We will recommend that in forthcoming...

    We will recommend that in forthcoming documentation revision. The large toggle is not vulnerable like the pushpin (small toggle? What small toggle?) but thereís additional benefit to positioning the...
  47. The holes fall randomly, but thereís enough play...

    The holes fall randomly, but thereís enough play in the connectors that they can rotate into line.


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  48. Hi all: this just dropped:...

    Hi all: this just dropped: https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/2019/05/13/safety-notice-small-toggles-may-break-posing-fall-hazard/

    tl;dr: please stop using the small toggles as toggles. Use as pushpins,...
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    Others have said good stuff. Only thing Iíd add:...

    Others have said good stuff. Only thing Iíd add: less tilt.


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  50. Baka Dasai is right. But we also continue to...

    Baka Dasai is right. But we also continue to offer UCRs as an option, at a surcharge. It’s funny, as soon as we switched to webbing as the default, half the people who’d recently gotten Amsteel...
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