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    Mine work fine with Zing-it, which is 1.75 mm, I...

    Mine work fine with Zing-it, which is 1.75 mm, I believe. They slide easily and lock down securely.
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    One that I'd nominate for consideration would be...

    One that I'd nominate for consideration would be the Jarbidge from Arrowhead Equipment. The more I use it the better I like it. I've got the 3-season version and have slept comfortably down into...
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    And away we go to hit the download button on the...

    And away we go to hit the download button on the podcast app...
    :)
  4. Never thought about the bulkiness argument but it...

    Never thought about the bulkiness argument but it makes sense. I do like my UQP, and will keep this post in mind next time I feel door envy, since I have not (yet) bought a tarp with doors.
  5. Intriguing, though a bit hard to follow the video...

    Intriguing, though a bit hard to follow the video since we can see only one end of the system. Studying the diagram helps, but I'd like to see the entirety of the system from end to end in some long...
  6. I started with an Expedition in 2014, used it in...

    I started with an Expedition in 2014, used it in its stock version for a year or so, then replaced the ropes with whoopies and used it some more. Mine was the classic bottom entry, though eventually...
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    I made myself a hammock from MTN 1.3 last month...

    I made myself a hammock from MTN 1.3 last month and like it. I'm 5'9" and about 155-160. I can't compare it to HyperD or Monolite as I have neither, but I can tell you it has, to my mind, just...
  8. +1 on all of the above. One thing that...

    +1 on all of the above.

    One thing that helped me on my hammock sewing was a teflon foot for the Singer. The difference it made in the way that slippery material fed through the machine was...
  9. At 5'9" I find a 3/4 length underquilt covers my...

    At 5'9" I find a 3/4 length underquilt covers my backside from neck to ankles. If you're 5'8", you'd save a bit of weight using a 3/4 length underquilt and still have more than sufficient coverage....
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    If it helps, I think Warbonnet is running a sale...

    If it helps, I think Warbonnet is running a sale right now on blem hammocks (small blemishes that don't affect much if anything) so that could save some money. The suggestion to consider Dream...
  11. Good one once again, and especially cool to find...

    Good one once again, and especially cool to find out there's somebody just an hour up the road from me building hammock stuff.
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    +1 on this. My suspension of choice these days...

    +1 on this. My suspension of choice these days is 12 foot tree straps becket hitched to loops on the hammock ends. I'm trying to simplify my tarp setup as well, though I have to admit that the Nama...
  13. I've made one, though not for a Wooki. The video...

    I've made one, though not for a Wooki. The video I'll link to below is from forum member Jellyfish and was quite helpful. I didn't follow it exactly, but used it to figure out the length I needed...
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    This is an intriguing response to the issue and...

    This is an intriguing response to the issue and I'll be following your progress with interest. I had exactly the bunching and gapping at first on my DIY quilt (made with Apex 5, I believe) mainly...
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    Interesting one-of-a-kind project. Off the top...

    Interesting one-of-a-kind project.

    Off the top of my head, a suggestion or two:

    1) Maybe try mocking up a cheap prototype using a couple of poncho liners. I've put snaps and a drawstring on...
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    Another option to consider is Shug's trick of...

    Another option to consider is Shug's trick of wrapping the footbox with a puffy coat (or other upper body garment). I find that more comfortable than the pad under my heels most nights.
  17. Poll: A little more info: Zing-it made into a...

    A little more info:

    Zing-it made into a whoopie sling. After much fiddling, it's set at close to 85 percent of the length of the hammock. Hammock length = 130 inches. Ridgeline length = 110...
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    I've made both the sewn and non-sewn versions of...

    I've made both the sewn and non-sewn versions of the PLUQ and find it good for me down to only about 60 or so, fine for summer but that's about it. If your sewing skills are up to it, the underquilt...
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    Before you buy anything else, I'd suggest getting...

    Before you buy anything else, I'd suggest getting a copy of "The Ultimate Hang" from Derek Hansen, or at the very least, read some of the Hammock 101 posts on his website. The book will answer...
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    Outdoor Gear Lab reviewed a GT Double back in...

    Outdoor Gear Lab reviewed a GT Double back in 2014. Here's a link to the review where they note the weight as 20 ounces:...
  21. December speeds up and chances for extended...

    December speeds up and chances for extended listening are few and far between. I've yet to hear the whole thing, but what I've listened to so far has impressed me. You did a fine job first time out...
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    Why not get one of the closeout hammocks from...

    Why not get one of the closeout hammocks from Ripstop by the Roll?
    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/appalachian-hammock-original

    That'll get you an 11 foot good quality hammock, and at $25...
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    Perfect timing because I've been wanting...

    Perfect timing because I've been wanting something better for my tarp. Order placed. Thank you very much.
  24. Hi Butdusty, At your height, most of the...

    Hi Butdusty,

    At your height, most of the Amazon stuff is going to be too short. 11-foot long is what you need, and that's 11 feet of FABRIC, not counting the suspension length as some do on that...
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    Several folks I've hiked with have HG DCF tarps...

    Several folks I've hiked with have HG DCF tarps and speak highly of them, but if you're open to other fabrics than DCF, I've been happy with my Hammock Gear Quest tarp. I've got the 12 foot...
  26. Rather than address your specific question, let...

    Rather than address your specific question, let me suggest that the first thing you need to own is Derek Hansen's book, "The Ultimate Hang." For new hangers it will answer questions you haven't yet...
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    Outstanding news! I love to see cooperation and...

    Outstanding news! I love to see cooperation and symbiosis between two of my favorite vendors, and hope that the cross pollination helps sales for both of you guys. :D
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    This may be a little wide of the mark in terms of...

    This may be a little wide of the mark in terms of what you're asking, but the price is well within your budget and meets the criteria of removable, easier and lighter than the bottom entry bugnet:...
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    Hi Dewaine and welcome to the forums. Getting...

    Hi Dewaine and welcome to the forums. Getting out of a gathered end hammock is made easier with a structural ridgeline if you can reach up and grab it. Some hammocks can also be made with pull...
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    For discrete changing, a tarp can be your friend....

    For discrete changing, a tarp can be your friend. The hammock itself can also shield you from prying eyes to some extent and be used as a seat. Best is to camp with reasonable people who will give...
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    I'm a hammock bigot, not a hammock snob. :shades:

    I'm a hammock bigot, not a hammock snob. :shades:
  32. Well said, Cabmanhang.

    Well said, Cabmanhang.
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    For someone who claims not to know what he was...

    For someone who claims not to know what he was doing, that looks like you had fun doing it. :)
    Heading into the cooler weather, you're sure to have fun testing it too. Nicely done.
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    Welcome to the madness that is hammock camping....

    Welcome to the madness that is hammock camping.
    Cheers.
  35. FS: To clarify, are you offering the rain fly AND the...

    To clarify, are you offering the rain fly AND the hammock, or just the rain fly?
  36. I'm partial to the Sipsey Wilderness area in...

    I'm partial to the Sipsey Wilderness area in Alabama which is wonderful for hammock camping. I've been there in February, December and April. Water is usually abundant and there are enough trails...
  37. Living and hiking mostly in Georgia, my...

    Living and hiking mostly in Georgia, my underquilt is the AHE Jarbidge 3-season version and top quilt is the JRB Hudson River. These will cover probably 80-90 percent of what I do and where I go. ...
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    :laugh: Yep, saw that one on Evan's Backpacker...

    :laugh:
    Yep, saw that one on Evan's Backpacker Comics Instagram page too. Guilty.
  39. For my gathered end hammock, the whoopie slings...

    For my gathered end hammock, the whoopie slings are larks-headed onto the continuous loops on each end and stay with the hammock. I usually leave at least part, if not all, of the whoopie sling...
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    Reading over your list, my honest opinion is that...

    Reading over your list, my honest opinion is that you're already fairly lightweight. The only way to cut weight is to buy replacement gear that's fairly expensive. For instance, you could get a DCF...
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    Small bites of the apple, I guess, are the only...

    Small bites of the apple, I guess, are the only alternative. Another reason to leave the lawmakers out of it is that, based totally on my subjective experience talking to the few DNR people I run...
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    Some of the DIY crowd might want to do this. Or...

    Some of the DIY crowd might want to do this. Or to be more truthful, I HOPE some of our talented DIYers toss out a few photos as an antidote to the mass market stuff that's probably going to show up...
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    Hi Kydawg, and welcome to the forums from a guy...

    Hi Kydawg, and welcome to the forums from a guy slightly east and south of you here in Georgia.
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    I'd prefer to leave the legislature out of it. A...

    I'd prefer to leave the legislature out of it. A political arena is generally not going to give you the best results. It might be useful to educate DNR personnel instead, though you're going to run...
  45. That third photo looks really good, like it'll...

    That third photo looks really good, like it'll keep you warm into the 50s certainly and maybe into the 40s. Have fun experimenting.
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    In line with what leiavoia said, I seem to recall...

    In line with what leiavoia said, I seem to recall an older Shug video in which he goes into his whipping technique on the old green bean hammock. I can't find it, but there's this one which...
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    What OCDave said. Several years back, once I...

    What OCDave said. Several years back, once I figured this hammock addiction was going to stick, I told somebody that my ultimate goal was to own and use gear from as many DIFFERENT vendors as...
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    Glad you joined up, Smige01. And you're right...

    Glad you joined up, Smige01. And you're right about splicing amsteel being addictive.
    Cheers.
  49. Poll: Here's a few more data points - What's your...

    Here's a few more data points -

    What's your
    RidgelineLength: 86 percent on my 11-foot GE netless
    Size: my size? I'm 5'9"
    Bodyweight: 157 lbs this morning
    Age: 56
    Comments: n/a
    Problems...
  50. In addition to JRB, who make fine quilts, there's...

    In addition to JRB, who make fine quilts, there's also Arrowhead Equipment, with their Potomac which is purpose-built for Hennessey:
    ...
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