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    Take a good look at Shug's tarp where it's...

    Take a good look at Shug's tarp where it's buttoned down for rain/wind. Note that there are two additional tie outs along each outside edge that allow you to close it up like a winter tarp. It gets...
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    FS: Garmin etrex

    Sold . Thanks.
    Please close
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    FS: Garmin etrx GPS

    For sale is an older Garmin etrex GPS. This is the first of the series they put out. It is not model 10 or 20.
    Pretty simple GPS and will track to get you home if you wander away too far. Runs on...
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    A simple fleece cover draped over or under your...

    A simple fleece cover draped over or under your ridge line will add several degrees of warmth.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/PA180006_zps0d582ad7.jpg

    This is...
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    A Tadpole with two extra tie out points along the...

    A Tadpole with two extra tie out points along the bottom edge will let you hunker down tight. Not a lot of room inside, but dry and out of the wind is good. The extra tie outs let you close it up...
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    An 11 ft tarp will work fine with an 11 foot...

    An 11 ft tarp will work fine with an 11 foot hammock. You can close it up like the tarps with doors if there are additional tie out points along the bottom edges (2 per side). A snap on the ends will...
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    I wouldn't trust it. Send it back for an exchange.

    I wouldn't trust it. Send it back for an exchange.
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    SOLD: Sold - funds received.

    Sold - funds received.
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    SOLD: Sea To Summit Thermolite Reactor Liner

    Sold -Thermolite Reactor sleeping bag or quilt liner.

    Info per the manufacturer:

    Thermolite® insulation is a hollow-core fiber that provides extraordinary warmth for its weight and remains...
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    FS: Sold pending funds. Thanks.PM'd the Paypal info.

    Sold pending funds.
    Thanks.PM'd the Paypal info.
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    FS: Sold. Large 4 Season DIY Tarp

    Sold.
    DIY 4 season tarp - woodland camo top, charcoal gray side panels.
    Recent knee replacement surgery has put an end to this year's winter hanging.

    Rectangular Tarp (not cat cut):
    Length =...
  12. I do my initial set ups backwards. Hang the...

    I do my initial set ups backwards. Hang the hammock without the ridge line, adjust the hang angle/height until I get comfortable with the lay, then set the ridge line with a very small amount of...
  13. Thread: Silnylon uq

    by SnrMoment
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    I've kind of split the middle on that and gave my...

    I've kind of split the middle on that and gave my UQP a light coating of Campmor to add some water/wind repellent. Works great in the high & dry Northern Rockies, but I doubt that I'd do it in...
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    Those are Hydrostatic Pressure Ratings...

    Those are Hydrostatic Pressure Ratings. That is, the amount of water pressure applied before the water penetrates the fabric. The 20D fabric is lighter weight and I use it as side panels with a 30D...
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    A decent DIY tarp will cost you about $65 - $75...

    A decent DIY tarp will cost you about $65 - $75 for materials - 8 yds silnylon, D-rings/Line Locks, backing material, guy lines & suspension, shipping.
  16. One option would be to have one of the vendors...

    One option would be to have one of the vendors here make you a tarp with a heavier top piece and lighter weight side panels. The heavier top would also have a higher waterproof rating plus no top...
  17. I have 2 of Paul's TQ's (0* and 30*), both with...

    I have 2 of Paul's TQ's (0* and 30*), both with extra snaps because I like the quilts tighter to my body, especially in cold weather. The snaps are done well and I have not had a single problem with...
  18. Keep the TQ cinched fairly tight around your neck...

    Keep the TQ cinched fairly tight around your neck & shoulders. I've found that if it's open even a bit, the heat vents out rapidly. I also add a fleece scarf along the top edge between my...
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    ^^^^ +1 for the hooks. ...

    ^^^^ +1 for the hooks.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/PC120008_zps96f09662.jpg
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    I've been using a top cover that slides along the...

    I've been using a top cover that slides along the hammock ridge line. Fairly simple concept - silnylon in the summer, fleece in the winter.
    ...
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    I'm 5' 9". Tarp suspension is hung at arms length...

    I'm 5' 9". Tarp suspension is hung at arms length high.
    Edit: that's a 12 ft hammock inside, not 11 ft. The side panel pull outs are not hooked up in the pix.
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    Have a DIY 13 footer I made as an experiment. It...

    Have a DIY 13 footer I made as an experiment. It hangs in the same span as my 11 foot tarps, just uses more of the ridge line. No interference with the hammock suspension. Door set up can be adjusted...
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    The advice offered so far has been good. Keep an...

    The advice offered so far has been good. Keep an eye on the classifieds here - it will give you an idea of what used gear is worth as compared to new. Price and speed of sale will give you a...
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    I've made pad covers out of taslan nylon -...

    I've made pad covers out of taslan nylon - military grade for foot/sit pads. Also have made covers up to a full queen size for my daughters' families for air mattress covers. Those are from fleece,...
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    This kind of bug net rig with a removable flap...

    This kind of bug net rig with a removable flap would work.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/P6150001_zps11318ea3.jpg

    Under construction:
    ...
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    Dritz Loop Turner...

    Dritz Loop Turner works great with amsteel and Lash-it. Gets a little difficult with 1.75 Zing-it and Dynaglide.
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    WTB/WTT: Good choice - they make great gear. Add two tie...

    Good choice - they make great gear. Add two tie outs along the bottom of each side and you will be able to pitch it like a mini winter tarp with the ends crossed over to make doors. Works to keep out...
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    You will get most of your "investment" back on a...

    You will get most of your "investment" back on a cottage vendor hammock, regardless of which one you purchase.
    I'm one of those who hates zippers & tie outs. Learned that through experience and...
  29. Thread: knotty mod ?

    by SnrMoment
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    The grosgrain is on the outside, but it doesn't...

    The grosgrain is on the outside, but it doesn't matter if it's inside and you want to reverse the lay.
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    Cedar - the WMT shear curtains don't ventilate...

    Cedar - the WMT shear curtains don't ventilate very well and I found them almost too hot for Montana. One good thing about them is that you can get lighter colors, but I think the heat retention at...
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    WTB/WTT: Cheaper from Ripstop By The Roll. If you don't...

    Cheaper from Ripstop By The Roll.
    If you don't want to sew it yourself, check with the cottage vendors around here. A simple Toxaway from AHE or a Tadpole from Wilderness Logics would work.
    If...
  32. 11 grams each if you want to tote the load....

    11 grams each if you want to tote the load. Raises your ridge line, but it's still reachable.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/P8080001_zps80862dac.jpg
  33. I have found that the best way to deal with that...

    I have found that the best way to deal with that is to remove the ridge line and hang the hammock with an exaggerated amount of sag, then work your way towards tightening the rig up until you're...
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    You can save 2-3 oz with a Tadpole tarp from...

    You can save 2-3 oz with a Tadpole tarp from Wilderness Logics.
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    Check out Big Agnes...

    Check out Big Agnes to get some ideas. How long and how wide covers a lot of options.
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    ^^^^What SS said. I run my UQP so that the top...

    ^^^^What SS said. I run my UQP so that the top edges fully overlap the UQ and are up to or above the top edge of the hammock. It's cold and windy around here and this works well to keep out the...
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    SOLD: Funds received. Please close the thread. Thanks

    Funds received. Please close the thread.
    Thanks
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    SOLD: Sold pending funds. PM sent. Thanks.

    Sold pending funds. PM sent. Thanks.
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    SOLD: Two Tone Tarp **SOLD

    Sold DIY hammock tarp in Forest Green/Marpat silnylon.

    Tarp is 132" long x 126" wide
    Has 4 tie outs on each side. Corners are line locks and the two middle tie outs are D-rings
    Top piece has no...
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    Snug is not the way to go. Keep it about the same...

    Snug is not the way to go. Keep it about the same length as the suspended hammock. I made mine about the same width (60"). That left some room for the UQ to float barely above or just touching it...
  41. Make sure everyone has bear spray and follow the...

    Make sure everyone has bear spray and follow the recommended protocol.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/SANY0006.jpg

    This might also interest you.

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    The new knee...

    The new knee was installed two weeks ago. I'm up and about and will be rolling by summer. Looking forward to the Sawtooths again.
  43. Thread: knotty mod ?

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    Sounds like the one I make. ...

    Sounds like the one I make.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/PC010004_zps4602731a.jpg
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    I found that I hate zippers and really don't like...

    I found that I hate zippers and really don't like tie-outs off my hammock, which eliminates foot boxes and shelves. I will also switch the direction of my lay during the night at least once or twice....
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    An adjustable ridge line helps solve those...

    An adjustable ridge line helps solve those problems for me. Start out with a lot of sag & start tweaking it in. Also, messing with the strap hang height makes a huge difference. If you lay R-L, try...
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    What''s there not to like? ...

    What''s there not to like?

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/P9070015_zps1a347bd8.jpg
  47. This works...

    This works
  48. Fleece Rulz: ...

    Fleece Rulz:

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/P1140001_zps65df7007.jpg


    Heavy Polar type fleece, not the thin cheap stuff. Picks up the moisture, doesn't drip,...
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    The adjustable, detachable, 2.2 Lash-It...

    The adjustable, detachable, 2.2 Lash-It structural ridge line on my hammocks is mandatory geezer gear. Aside from hanging an organizer and small flashlight, it suspends my top covers, holds up a bug...
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    ^^^The down slope of the seam has the same effect...

    ^^^The down slope of the seam has the same effect as shingles on a roof.
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