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  1. I've undone brummels a couple of times, *BUT*...

    I've undone brummels a couple of times, *BUT* before you unbury, I'm not sure you will be able to re-do it without losing a few inches from your whoopies because I'm not sure you can fully undo the...
  2. I wouldn't make the wbbb my first hammock for...

    I wouldn't make the wbbb my first hammock for several reasons. I recommend a simple Dutchware 11 foot netless. It is inexpensive, high quality, and will let you figure out a few hang preferences...
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    Yup, I take two of 'em, in fact. One for my neck...

    Yup, I take two of 'em, in fact. One for my neck and one for my knees, just in case I get a lousy hang. I use AntiGravityGear Flex-lite inflatable pillows. They weigh less than an ounce each, and...
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    Pinching "Lawson Toughlace" aglets?

    I found a couple pare of Lawson Toughlaces in my stocking this year (Yay!)

    One pair was for my trail runners, and they are already working like a charm. The other was for my Lowa Zephyr boots. ...
  5. I carry a half-sized Weight Weenie Micro hammock...

    I carry a half-sized Weight Weenie Micro hammock as a gear sling / chair. (98 grams) At night, my gear goes in the gear sling which is suspended from the same trees, but staked out beside me with a...
  6. Was preparing my Christmas list, and wanted to...

    Was preparing my Christmas list, and wanted to put these on them, but the link is down. Dutch, did you discontinue them, or do we have a technical difficulty?
  7. I use a Jarbidge and the only time I had that...

    I use a Jarbidge and the only time I had that problem my feet were "outside" the suspension. When my feet are between the foot end suspension lines, I donb't have that issue.
  8. It arrived yesterday, and it's fantastic! Feels...

    It arrived yesterday, and it's fantastic! Feels just like my old fave, except light as a feather!
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    LOL...well, something of that sort, since the...

    LOL...well, something of that sort, since the hammock arrived yesterday without ever having been scanned as leaving the Lancaster post office.

    So, in all, it got here in great time...just the...
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    Speaking of which, did the Lancaster post office...

    Speaking of which, did the Lancaster post office catch fire or something? As usual, your elves dispatched an order for me very quickly, and I had tracking notice that the post office picked it up...
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    No surprise to me that a Pennsylvania Dutch-man...

    No surprise to me that a Pennsylvania Dutch-man is ahead of the curve. :)
  12. Cheers, Dutch!

    Cheers, Dutch!
  13. Weight Capacity of Hexon 1.0 11-footer?

    I'm looking at Hexon hammock. My current fave is my Argon 1.6, and I'm wondering if Hexon would let me go to 1.0.

    My weight varies wildly by season, and based on whether or not my work has me...
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    Broke my back 15 years ago. Compression fracture...

    Broke my back 15 years ago. Compression fracture on T12 from an auto accident. When the weather is really bad, I walk with a cane, although my doc says I'm lucky I walked at all after the accident....
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    Be curious to hear how this went when y'all get...

    Be curious to hear how this went when y'all get back, what with Joaquin and all. I opted for Pine Mountain Trail instead, owing to weather.
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    I hung at FDR state park last weekend...

    I hung at FDR state park last weekend (backpacking) and plan to again this weekend (with the Boy Sprouts in a Primative site)...so FDR is good.

    Most of my locations are in the N. GA mountains /...
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    Enlightened Equipment Prodigy Quilt

    Just got a 50 Degree Prodigy Climashield quilt from Enlightned Equipment, and I'm very happy with it. (Yes it's September, but here around Hotlanta a 50 degree quilt is pretty close to a 3 season. ...
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    I also have OSA. My first recommendation is to...

    I also have OSA. My first recommendation is to make sure your Doctor is okay with you being without it while camping. I asked mine, and he is fine with it..., as he says, backpacking helps me lose...
  19. Cheers, I've reached out to the dev, and I'm sure...

    Cheers, I've reached out to the dev, and I'm sure it will get squared away. Meanwhile, if the web version is right, sounds like 9 foot attachment points or thereabout. I'll have to try it where I...
  20. Hmmm. Math challenged here and hammock...

    Hmmm. Math challenged here and hammock calculator no longer works on my phone. Anyone know a formula for calculating how high?
  21. Sound tempting! At 73% ridge, it should still...

    Sound tempting! At 73% ridge, it should still fit my tarp, too...
  22. I have camped in both and FAR prefer the Dutch 11...

    I have camped in both and FAR prefer the Dutch 11 foot. As always, ymmv.
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    Thanks all! I'll give it a whirl!

    Thanks all! I'll give it a whirl!
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    You know, I'm just looking for an excuse to write...

    You know, I'm just looking for an excuse to write you about getting a 12 foot hammock... :)
  25. The perils of too-deep of a sag...are there any?

    When I first got into splicing, I made myself an adjustable SRL. Eventually, when I figured I'd found the perfect sag, I got out my measuring tape and made a fixed SRL so I'd never lose that magic...
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    Washing Argon?

    Well now I've gone and done it. I got sap on my go-to hammock. Are there any caveats or tips about washing Argon?

    Cheers!
    Andy
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    The 11 foot Argon (one of the first he did) has...

    The 11 foot Argon (one of the first he did) has been my go-to since I got it.
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    Hey Guys, Looks like something has come up and...

    Hey Guys,

    Looks like something has come up and my buddy and I won't be there after all. Best wishes for an enjoyable hike!
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    A buddy and I are planning to start with you,...

    A buddy and I are planning to start with you, assuming there's room / compatible hiking speed, etc. I'd be returning home after a few days though, so my buddy and/or I will want to stage one of our...
  30. Sorry, didn't mean to cause undue worry. I use...

    Sorry, didn't mean to cause undue worry. I use it with my tarpworms / hookworms and am loving life. The only issue I had was actually installing it the first time which was do-able, just difficult...
  31. I've never tried it with fleaz or stingerz. I've...

    I've never tried it with fleaz or stingerz. I've had regular zing it stick pretty tight under the wing so I just assumed it wouldn't work. May have to try that!

    I have used it with...
  32. If you mean aesthetically only, not an issue. I...

    If you mean aesthetically only, not an issue. I want it to be splice-able, hold my tarp in place (as guylines, not necessarily a ridgline), fit fleaz, tarpworms and what not, be light, and help...
  33. My guess is that the reflective strands would...

    My guess is that the reflective strands would weaken the cordage a bit, so you may have your wish. :) Like you say, doesn't bother me a bit. I want this for guylines which don't need the 500 lb...
  34. Went crazy trying to find these on your site,...

    Went crazy trying to find these on your site, Dutch. Eventually I realized that these were "cordlocks" rather than "cord locks" like the others. :)
  35. Dutch & / or Lawson, one for the suggestion box

    I love my Dutch bling, and I also love Lawson's glowwire, but unfortunately they aren't always compatible, and even where they are (tarpworms, hookworms, etc), I have to learn new bad words to say...
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    Just saw this. Gotta run it by the bosses (home...

    Just saw this. Gotta run it by the bosses (home and work) but I hope to be able to join you for at least part of the trip. News @ 11. What time would we be meeting, and where? (at the FS road, the...
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    And in the words of Pop Hayden, "I grind my own,...

    And in the words of Pop Hayden, "I grind my own, but send the kids out of the house when you do it. Those pixies make an awful racket in the blender, which can be disturbing to the very young."
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    Modded mine a bit. I added a Fleaz on a...

    Modded mine a bit. I added a Fleaz on a continuous loop to the system. This gets Lark's-Headed onto the haul loop of my pack.

    Now the dutch hook end goes around the tree and clipped like a...
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    Wasn't my first UQ, but I wish it had been. Love...

    Wasn't my first UQ, but I wish it had been. Love mine.
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    I just leave mine on my camping hammock during...

    I just leave mine on my camping hammock during 'skeeter season. Deployment doesn't get any quicker than that.
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    Another option if she wants to base camp at Vogel...

    Another option if she wants to base camp at Vogel is to have her drive you to one of the AT crossings nearby and hike back. Vogel is just down the road from Neel gap. You could arrange for her to...
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    Nope. :)

    Nope. :)
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    Been away for a few days, and just found this...

    Been away for a few days, and just found this post, but you got my vote(s).
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    +1 on the Dutchware 11 foot hammock. Got mine in...

    +1 on the Dutchware 11 foot hammock. Got mine in Argon, and it is comfy, comfy, comfy. I also use a BIAS Camper, another fine product, on occasions where my back is acting up (thicker fabric,...
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    Depends how you're hooking it up too, but I use a...

    Depends how you're hooking it up too, but I use a 30 foot continuous ridgeline in a pretty similar configuration to this:...
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    I hang mine from its own suspension. Instead of...

    I hang mine from its own suspension. Instead of tree straps, I have 6 foot amsteel dog bones with speed hooks spliced in the middle...the speed hook hooks into one of the eye loops and acts like a...
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    Used mine last night for the first time, and...

    Used mine last night for the first time, and lovin' life.
  48. Mine arrived in the mail last night. Tried it...

    Mine arrived in the mail last night. Tried it out in the back yard overnight (with an 11' Argon Hammock, and a KAQ New River UQ.) It took a little getting used to, getting it over my RL (I have a...
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    My wife got rain kilts as stocking stuffers for...

    My wife got rain kilts as stocking stuffers for my son and me this Christmas. Those seem to be well made if it's any help. :)
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    Alternate use for me was on my gear hammock...

    Alternate use for me was on my gear hammock suspension.
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