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    Quest is a very good vendor IMO. They sell some...

    Quest is a very good vendor IMO. They sell some very nice custom tent poles and accessories. I used them for my custom winter heated tarp supports.187161
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    tomykay12, the for sale folder was quite a task...

    tomykay12, the for sale folder was quite a task for the forum mods. Many were here just to buy crap at the local yard sale and dump it here and the mods, who volunteer their time, had to clean it all...
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    Ha Ha you are close. A 5 dollar fishnet hammock...

    Ha Ha you are close. A 5 dollar fishnet hammock could be bought everywhere, a camping insolite closed cell foam pad was 10 buck an a blue 10x10tarp was about 9 bucks. That is where I started. Way...
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    Grant has the silver down jacket on. Wow,...

    Grant has the silver down jacket on.



    Wow, I never thought I would leave an impression on someone I consider a "Who said of the Greatest Magnitude" when it came to Hammocks, our forum, and our...
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    187114 187115 187116 2011 Colorado Winter...

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    2011 Colorado Winter Hang with JustJeff, Grant, Brandon, Food and a few others originals.
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    WLMILLER54 was the original poster on this topic....

    WLMILLER54 was the original poster on this topic. He might know more details. Looks like he had a ton of them made. My records show he has not posted since 09-09-2019 so I don't know if he is still...
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    Poll: Cougar did you try to contact WLMill54? He was...

    Cougar did you try to contact WLMill54? He was the post originator?
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    Thank you docbrown, I could not remember anything...

    Thank you docbrown, I could not remember anything about the merit badge.
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    A well-hung tarp and a breathable under quilt...

    A well-hung tarp and a breathable under quilt protector has always worked for me. 186987
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    186986 I don't remember any of the details but...

    186986

    I don't remember any of the details but many years back a merit Badge was made by a Hammock Forums member. I don't know if they were ever made official with the scouts but I bought two just...
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    This has to be one of the coolest DIY projects...

    This has to be one of the coolest DIY projects for someone on a budget that needs to outfit several children.
    Thank you leiavoia for the suggestion and the video.
    It is posts like yours that make...
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    Hi luvmehat, Welcome. Saw your title and thought...

    Hi luvmehat, Welcome. Saw your title and thought I was going to get a lesson in proper hammock attachments to a cactus.
    Something tells me your standard 1-2" strap is not sufficient to not damage...
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    IMO if your back is not warm there is nothing you...

    IMO if your back is not warm there is nothing you can do to get warm. There are lots of tricks to supplement your top insulation. Like the hot water bottle trick is one of the best.
    If you have...
  14. I live in Colorado and hammock camp above and...

    I live in Colorado and hammock camp above and below treeline. I just bring my normal hammock kit and add a pad. Above treeline using my hiking poles I make a lean-to with my tarp and sleep on the...
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    I like rolling then sliding in snake skins vs...

    I like rolling then sliding in snake skins vs stuffing or folding for long term storage. Clean and dry is a given.
  16. What a great video. So much more enjoyable than...

    What a great video. So much more enjoyable than primetime TV these days.
    Anyone who has shot outdoor adventure videos knows the amount of extra work you did just for us. Thank you.

    Shug you...
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    It is always fun to see someone doing something...

    It is always fun to see someone doing something different with their hammock hobby. Great job pdxhanger
  18. I did the same. Swapped out to a course line no...

    I did the same. Swapped out to a course line no slippage since.
  19. A breathable UQP can really help an UQ's...

    A breathable UQP can really help an UQ's suspension keep the quilt up against you. As a side sleeper, I would stay away from UQ's with lay on your back leg shelf.
    With proper packing and setting up...
  20. Jon, I have an 11' Dream Daren. I bought it so...

    Jon, I have an 11' Dream Daren.
    I bought it so long ago I don't remember much about the spec's. It is a single layer.
    The material is very light and a bit stretchy for me I weigh 209#
    It uses...
  21. The worst thing our hammock vendors did was call...

    The worst thing our hammock vendors did was call these breathable top cover a ((( winter ))) cover.
    You never want to use these without proper venting once you can see your breath.

    They work...
  22. Dam Bob talk about hitting the nail on the head. ...

    Dam Bob talk about hitting the nail on the head.
    Thanks for your post. I have never put it into words but you did and I agree completely.
  23. For an extra 5-10 degrees what about the hot...

    For an extra 5-10 degrees what about the hot water bottle trick?
    Fill your two quart water bottles with boiling water and stuff in a thick hiking sock.
    No additional weight either. Warm socks and...
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    I have an 11' Darien with top wind cover. All of...

    I have an 11' Darien with top wind cover. All of my UQ's from different vendors fit perfectly. 184612
  25. Micro you are not going to get a lot of luv for...

    Micro you are not going to get a lot of luv for chinese made goods here. That said you get what you paid for in this hobby.
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    The poles are from REI. They are shock-corded and...

    The poles are from REI. They are shock-corded and fold into 3 or 4 pieces.
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    I had Paul at Arrowhead make me a custom tarp for...

    I had Paul at Arrowhead make me a custom tarp for State Park standard picnic tables. He did not quite get my instructions right on the end piece (a small roof extension) but all in all it turned out...
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    Both Arrowhead and 2QZQ have made custom sylnylon...

    Both Arrowhead and 2QZQ have made custom sylnylon pieces for me.
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    I did not think Ramond was even of retirement...

    I did not think Ramond was even of retirement age? This is so sad.
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    I have never had any luck with a hot tarp that...

    I have never had any luck with a hot tarp that was not 12' x 14' I wish you all the luck in the world. What stove did you get?
  31. You did not say how tall you were. But most...

    You did not say how tall you were. But most people find great comfort in an 11'x60" gathered hammock. No spreader bars required.
  32. Yes the ribbon is sewn on and sealed. Tying to a...

    Yes the ribbon is sewn on and sealed. Tying to a ridgeline should work very well.
  33. I installed ties to hold my internal poles in...

    I installed ties to hold my internal poles in place an sealed the threads with rtv.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49982947897_1a017284f1_c.jpg
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    Here a thread on that very discussion going on...

    Here a thread on that very discussion going on right now.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/158536-Quickest-Hang-Method-for-Hammock-and-Tarp
  35. I don't have a picture of my fix but on night one...

    I don't have a picture of my fix but on night one I use my socks from the day and fold them around to make bumpers on the side that always goes up when you sit down.
    I am also extra cautous when...
  36. I only see a side yard. What are we looking for?

    I only see a side yard. What are we looking for?
  37. Isn't that the Top Quilts job? ...

    Isn't that the Top Quilts job?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/2812/11806787945_078a34ffda_c.jpg
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    If you use Google and add Hammockforums to the...

    If you use Google and add Hammockforums to the search you will get much better searches. I have no idea why.
    That said IMO a sore back after sleeping in a hammock is do to the material being too...
  39. Hi Sethery, for me a summer UQ made with a high...

    Hi Sethery, for me a summer UQ made with a high quality synthetic material sound like an excellent choice. I would sure prefer that over a sweaty pad.

    Winter hammock hanging is where synthetic...
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    Making the RL longer does not really make the...

    Making the RL longer does not really make the hammock longer. Remember you are laying on an angle.
    A shorter RL can with some hammocks make them much more comfortable.
    To see if that helps your...
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    I would be very careful if you try and make the...

    I would be very careful if you try and make the replacement RL longer it could stretch and or damage the net. Shorter is fine.
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    I own the same WL hammock as Paul. I agree one at...

    I own the same WL hammock as Paul. I agree one at the foot and one on the opposite side at the head really works well.
    Want to switch head to feet just flip the hammock over. There is no top or...
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    Any standard rectangle UQ will fit a bridge...

    Any standard rectangle UQ will fit a bridge perfectly. An UQ with a leg shelf would have a gap.

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  44. I have always thought the extra pee thing from...

    I have always thought the extra pee thing from the hammock was because we drink so much extra water to stay hydrated.
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    I do this all the time with extra gear in the...

    I do this all the time with extra gear in the trunk. To save a bit more weight a spare extender set of whoopies weigh next to nothing.
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    Not sure if this will help. I used a standard...

    Not sure if this will help.
    I used a standard 2QZQ UQP for a gathered end hammock and it worked perfectly on my bridge hammock.
    To be honest I found nothing unique about the bridge dimensions. All...
  47. So picture 1 no tarp and picture a very tiny...

    So picture 1 no tarp and picture a very tiny tarp? I barely remember those days of how tiny could you go.
  48. If you live in an area with high humidity dew is...

    If you live in an area with high humidity dew is just part of nature. Carry a small micro fleece towel to wipe your gear off or plan your trip so you can let damp thinks dry in the morning sun.
  49. Are there no clothing and rope stores in Ecuador?...

    Are there no clothing and rope stores in Ecuador? Making a simple gatherend hammock is pretty dam easy.
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    My screened in porch always has a hammock...

    My screened in porch always has a hammock hanging. I change it out as the weather changes. For me standard 12' tree straps is all I have ever needed. ...
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