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  1. Hmm... well Warbonnet is still shipping in-stock...

    Hmm... well Warbonnet is still shipping in-stock items. A realiable, quality vendor, so get 'em while you can, perhaps.

    Good point, though... I overlooked that this the WB sub forum.
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    lol Hindenbutt, now that is clever. :laugh:

    lol Hindenbutt, now that is clever. :laugh:
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    That's it. We're confiscating your RRG trophy....

    That's it. We're confiscating your RRG trophy. :lol:
  4. I'd second Adroa's recommendation for the HG...

    I'd second Adroa's recommendation for the HG Wanderlust combo, although with the pandemic situation it might be some time before any of our favorite hammock folks are shipping again.

    In the...
  5. The "classic" soft shackles will definitely work...

    The "classic" soft shackles will definitely work and the cool factor is out the wazoo. :cool:

    However (you knew that was coming :)) what I found is that they could be quite difficult to release,...
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    Wind direction might be a factor there. :laugh:

    Wind direction might be a factor there. :laugh:
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    I have a couple of TQs with zip/cinch foot box...

    I have a couple of TQs with zip/cinch foot box and several sewn. The sewn ones work fine and that is all I'll be getting in the future should I need new ones. Easy enough on warm nights to vent a...
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    SMR specs...

    SMR specs shell material as 20D, which isn't nearly as stuffable as 10D or 7D.

    Maybe a factor for you, maybe not.
  9. Definitely get out and practice this. There's...

    Definitely get out and practice this.

    There's nothing particularly wrong with what you describe but when you add the stress of actually doing it in a cold rain the dynamic changes. Reality can...
  10. Well Hansen is the expert so I guess it is I who...

    Well Hansen is the expert so I guess it is I who learned it backwards! :laugh:

    Seriously, it's a Becket either way but the vast majority on this side of the pond tie the webbing to the CL.


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  11. Becket hitch works fine when webbing is tied to...

    Becket hitch works fine when webbing is tied to an Amsteel CL.

    As shown, it appears to me that the process was reversed with the rope tied to the webbing loop, and your experience confirms that a...
  12. Backpacking in non-stop wetness is darned...

    Backpacking in non-stop wetness is darned unpleasant but as long as you avoid hypothermia it won't kill you.

    Cold and can't get warm? Be very worried. Hypothermia is extremely insidious and the...
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    24" diameter trees would convert to about 6.25'...

    24" diameter trees would convert to about 6.25' circumference, leaving 5.75' free for attachment to hammock (without extensions).

    If one uses a 10' hammock with short CLs, that would be cutting it...
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    If you larkshead the CL behind the knot it...

    If you larkshead the CL behind the knot it definitely will not come off, even if your excess webbing 'toggle' is very small. This is handy even with a regular toggle setup where wind can jostle...
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    I think it'd work fine, but if you simply slipped...

    I think it'd work fine, but if you simply slipped the CL thru the MSH and then put the strap "bundle" or a single bight thru the CL it would work even better.

    Which would be a J-bend! :laugh:
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    Sorry to hear about that! One of the first...

    Sorry to hear about that!

    One of the first hammocks I ever used was a friend's Gram Weenie Micro. Really well made.

    Too bad that someone has what could be a viable business and decides, for...
  17. This is true! Which is why I no longer rig up the...

    This is true! Which is why I no longer rig up the tarp RL to the point that it's banjo-string tight. Still pretty taut, but a little "give" in there. Early on in my hammock learning curve I did not...
  18. For a while there I went crazy splicing stuff and...

    For a while there I went crazy splicing stuff and making Evo loops with button knots, to the point that I could actually tie them without doing the play-pause, rinse-repeat cycle. However, if I were...
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    I'm operating under the general assumption "if I...

    I'm operating under the general assumption "if I could have only one....."

    Personally, I'm in the 0-20-40 "camp" and pick/choose accordingly. And I have long and short 20deg quilts. AND I have...
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    Bingo! UQ is far more important. You can add...

    Bingo!

    UQ is far more important. You can add clothing to augment TQ but it's a lot harder to compensate for inadequate UQ.
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    lol I stand corrected! :laugh:

    lol I stand corrected! :laugh:
  22. Indeed, never hurts to ask.

    Indeed, never hurts to ask.
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    lol well see #3. :laugh:

    lol well see #3. :laugh:
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    I'm not an engineer but I watch How It's Made...

    I'm not an engineer but I watch How It's Made somewhat religiously. So there's my CV. :)

    However, it seems to me it would likely take a massive amount of Legos to provide enough strength and...
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    Walking two miles into the woods will usually...

    Walking two miles into the woods will usually eliminate 99.44% of that. :laugh:
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    I've used this book for years, put out by the...

    I've used this book for years, put out by the NY/NJ Trail Conference:

    180186 180187

    Excellent trail descriptions and Appendix with detailed mileage for marked trails. The Catskill map set and...
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    Thanks for checking. MORE...

    Thanks for checking.

    MORE on current NYS park policy during CV19.
  28. First post says "not grosgrain ...... For OP:...

    First post says "not grosgrain ......

    For OP: It looks as if other folks' google foo isn't working any better than yours. I gave it a bit of a shot and had no success.

    You mentioned that you...
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    Loops in the Catskills are somewhat hard to come...

    Loops in the Catskills are somewhat hard to come by.

    A couple of fairly easy out-n-backs are Echo Lake from Prediger trailhead (N42.1341, W74.1044) and (somewhat less easy:mellow:) Giant Ledge...
  30. Pretty sure Dutch's are all Hexon... I have 2 of...

    Pretty sure Dutch's are all Hexon... I have 2 of 'em, Chameleon and Half-wit. But I could be wrong because his line of hammocks and fabric options is now so expansive that I can't keep up. It's like...
  31. That pillow looks great, Andy! I see a CS quilt...

    That pillow looks great, Andy! I see a CS quilt in your future. Maybe a hammock? :laugh:

    Splicing Amsteel is a lot of fun, too. Tons of hammock-related utility, and backpacking in general. Evo...
  32. Whoopie slings are not a good choice for tight...

    Whoopie slings are not a good choice for tight hangs. Depending upon the size of the fixed eye (fixed eye of the whoopie, not the eye bolt) and the distance to the bury, and the length of the bury...
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    Per Shug, a small patch will work. You can use...

    Per Shug, a small patch will work.

    You can use this stuff or GE Silicone II thinned with mineral spirits to glue it on. Only need a very tiny amount. Takes a while to dry/cure, but once it's done...
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    I'd agree that BOTH 10D (or 7D) and 950fp is a...

    I'd agree that BOTH 10D (or 7D) and 950fp is a schweeet combo if you can swing it. :thumbup1:
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    Sorry that it's come to this for you and your...

    Sorry that it's come to this for you and your staff and all of us, but it seems that closing things down will bring it to a much quicker and safer resolution.

    We will all learn a lot from this and...
  36. Thread: new tarp time

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    Excellent craftsmanship on that one! :thumbup1:

    Excellent craftsmanship on that one! :thumbup1:
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    When it comes to "stuff-ability" and total...

    When it comes to "stuff-ability" and total weight, the difference between 850 and 950 is almost negligible.

    THE BIG DIFFERENCE is in the shell material! There is a HUGE difference between...
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    FS: Dyneema grid nylon, so it's a Haul.

    Dyneema grid nylon, so it's a Haul.
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    Easy enough to subscribe to the forum and get...

    Easy enough to subscribe to the forum and get email notifications.
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    Thanks a bunch!

    Thanks a bunch!
  41. Highly subjective! Sleeping in bed at home I...

    Highly subjective!

    Sleeping in bed at home I am about 85% belly sleeper but in the GE hammock I'm 100% back sleeper and find it totally comfortable. And for me it was that way from the first night...
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    Dutch is a Steely Dan fan. From the album/song...

    Dutch is a Steely Dan fan. From the album/song Aja.
  43. Nice deployment all 'round — looks quite...

    Nice deployment all 'round — looks quite weather-worthy! :thumbup1:
  44. I confess, a bit of exaggeration on my part!...

    I confess, a bit of exaggeration on my part! :laugh:

    Cmc4free's link to the HG Ti clips looks like the best solution perhaps. I've not used hardware for quite a while so my familiarity with it is...
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    I've used 10', 12' and 15', and 12' seems to...

    I've used 10', 12' and 15', and 12' seems to always be enough for me, so that's my standard (also mostly east/northeast). I also carry a 3' dog bone and have used it only once the past couple of...
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    Early on in my tarp-/hammock-rigging learning...

    Early on in my tarp-/hammock-rigging learning curve I used some Atwood Microcord (1.2mm) Prusiks with Zing-it and it held fine — once in extremely strong winds of 30mph sustained with 45+mph gusts —...
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    LOL Good 'un. :laugh: Also, it's pronounced...

    LOL Good 'un. :laugh:

    Also, it's pronounced PREW-sik, not PRUH-sik.

    And I hope what you have is a tic and not a tick!!! :lol:

    If I had as many ticks as I've got tics I'd be in a whole heap...
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    While waiting for your hardware to arrive you...

    While waiting for your hardware to arrive you might want to experiment with a simple knot solution.

    It is easy to use a prusik on each end of the tarp, tied directly to the D ring using a good...
  49. Really fantastic place, and you had it all to...

    Really fantastic place, and you had it all to yourself! Excellent video, and the history insights were cool. :cool:
  50. Thread: new tarp time

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    I concur with SS about the whole noise and...

    I concur with SS about the whole noise and translucence issues... for me, non-issues. I actually like the pitter-patter of rain because it reminds me that I'm hangin' high, dry and warm in my little...
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