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  1. Geez... why didn't I think of that... so simple.

    Geez... why didn't I think of that... so simple.
  2. Agreed.. I have switched to Evo loops on my tree...

    Agreed.. I have switched to Evo loops on my tree straps at the tree end. I have them in New England Rope Endura 12, Dynaglide and Amsteel.. Amsteel for winter as they are far more glove friendly.
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  3. One of the things I inherited was his HG DCF...

    One of the things I inherited was his HG DCF tarp.. I just realized it is the one pictured in the first post. The entire ridge line setup, the ucrs, diamond knots and zingit RLs are still the ones I...
  4. Glad to see you're using them.. Looks great. ...

    Glad to see you're using them.. Looks great. And the celtic knot is nice touch giving you some substance to grab onto when milking. If you take the tag end of your line shown above and route it...
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    Kitsap hasn't been around in a year of more... ...

    Kitsap hasn't been around in a year of more...

    Which tarp are you referring to? I've done quite a few and have one or two patterns. Maybe I can help..
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    Can't see a reason to have a 0F TQ.. If I were...

    Can't see a reason to have a 0F TQ.. If I were Shug sure.. he does those crazy cold trips where a 0F isn't warm enough!

    cmoulder turned me on to the down pants. Wasn't sure I was going to like...
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    I used one side pull out for the first and only...

    I used one side pull out for the first and only time on my last outing.. only because the wind was pounding me broadside and didn't want the tarp laying up against me all night.
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    FS: No worries.. The 40

    No worries..
    The 40
  9. Technora.. never used it. I'd be interested in...

    Technora.. never used it. I'd be interested in knowing more.
  10. Some I have tied on, some spliced and others...

    Some I have tied on, some spliced and others girth hitch. Depends on whether I need to keep the ucr really short or not. I use zingit on zingit and a 2.5" - 3" bury works fine for ground lines and...
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    The one in the snow is the Standard with doors...

    The one in the snow is the Standard with doors and yes, those doors are great. The one in the fog is the Palace.



    The tie backs that HG adds are to tie the doors back when they are not...
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    How are you going to use this quilt? Are you a...

    How are you going to use this quilt? Are you a backyard weekend warrior or a car camper and only going to carry it a few steps? Or are you a backpacker planning to pound some miles?

    The former.....
  13. Sure it would. However you run the risk of...

    Sure it would. However you run the risk of sliding the celtic knot right off the eye and losing it. Which is why we opted for the blocked whipping knot. Can't lose it.

    You could also put the...
  14. ^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ One can't get good at...

    ^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^

    One can't get good at backpacking in the rain.. if one never backpacks in the rain..
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    Balloon framing.. The exterior shell of the...

    Balloon framing.. The exterior shell of the house is constructed.. ground to roof, creating a shell or balloon around the structure. Then the floors and room divisions are added. Think of a large...
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    Here are the doors on the HG Palace and Standard...

    Here are the doors on the HG Palace and Standard both pulled flat..
    Not a perfect comparison with the Palace pitched a bit flatter. If it were more upright, it the doors would have met neater. I...
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    I went from 11' WB tarps to 12' DIY tarps and...

    I went from 11' WB tarps to 12' DIY tarps and then to 11' HG DCF tarps. I have never missed the 'extra' foot. In fact, I found the 12' tarps more troublesome than value added. That extra foot has...
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    Had you cut one of the serpentine loops stacked...

    Had you cut one of the serpentine loops stacked on top of each other, the whole thing would have let go. Maybe the lesser evil was the strap.
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    Reading through the Etsy site and products specs...

    Reading through the Etsy site and products specs these appear to be modified Double Black Diamond down throw blankets.. Costco Down Throw, aka CDT's. The basics are single layer and the Heat...
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    FS: ?? Any thoughts ??

    ?? Any thoughts ??
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    Yes... all but one of my hammocks are either...

    Yes... all but one of my hammocks are either Half Wit style or net-less. For the one hammock that uses a fully integrated net, I use one of the Nite Ize rubber coated wire ties over the ridge line...
  22. I'm following this as well.. I have never...

    I'm following this as well..

    I have never avoided rain. Longest trip was four days on the Laurel Highlands Trail with a few hour one afternoon when it wasn't raining. I remember wiping down the...
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    The pictures helped. I really like the bead...

    The pictures helped.

    I really like the bead idea. You could resolve the above by splitting your UQ suspension into two, a left and right side. Terminate each side with a fixed loop or a small...
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    I can't really make out what you did.. a photo...

    I can't really make out what you did.. a photo would help. Sounds like you added some length to the UQ suspension using some cordage threaded through the end channel?

    I added a small loop of...
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    What if you built the stand out of LEGO and then...

    What if you built the stand out of LEGO and then anchor the LEGO stand to a stud in the wall of you house?

    Oh, wait...

    Nevermind.
  26. That’s part of the fun.. keep trying different...

    That’s part of the fun.. keep trying different options. That’s how new ideas are born and how old ideas are reborn!!

    After trying all kinds of hardware at both ends of the tarp ridge line I’ve...
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    How many do you need? I had Alu descender rings...

    How many do you need? I had Alu descender rings in my heart kit. Not sure how many though.


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  28. Look into the Sierra Madre line They have one...

    Look into the Sierra Madre line

    They have one or two models that have the bug net but into the tarp. I took a close look at them at MAHHA a couple of years ago. Well done.


    Sent from my...
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    Welcome aboard! Glad you found comfort and happy...

    Welcome aboard! Glad you found comfort and happy to hear your were able to resolve the challenges you were facing.
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    FS: Do you have any pictures of the burrow? How...

    Do you have any pictures of the burrow?

    How about total weight?

    Is it the old style with baffles running across the full length or the newer design with the long baffles and horizontal at the...
  31. If you take your tarp down in the morning and the...

    If you take your tarp down in the morning and the ridge line is looser than it was when you set it up, you likely set it up too tight. A little slack isn't a horrible thing.



    Here's an...
  32. If you can bend these hooks with a pliers they...

    If you can bend these hooks with a pliers they are quite vulnerable to bending as the trees sway. I've seen all sorts of makeshift hooks either bend or snap in half the first time two trees sway in...
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    If Two Tents doesn't have one I'm sure I have one...

    If Two Tents doesn't have one I'm sure I have one someplace.
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    Town of Hunter Trail Closures

    Town of Hunter is closing trailheads and request no visitors to the High Peaks...
    Read the full article here.


    March 24th – 2020


    To all residents and those seeking to visit the Town of...
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    Might want to check your itinerary... Town of...

    Might want to check your itinerary...

    Town of Hunter Trail Closures...
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    I’ve pushed the straps up with a trekking pole...

    I’ve pushed the straps up with a trekking pole more than a few times. Always thought about how I would get it down but never seems to be a problem.


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    I'll send you a pair with the Stingerz... no...

    I'll send you a pair with the Stingerz... no worries.

    I have probably three or four pairs..
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    Can't comment on the wookie, but will tell you...

    Can't comment on the wookie, but will tell you the stuffed size of the 950 isn't that great over the 850. The weight savings is what it is..

    I redid all of my quilts in late 2019 and went for...
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    Gotta tell you.. I love your posts.. I always...

    Gotta tell you.. I love your posts.. I always get a chuckle. The 39 years to get this lazy comment elsewhere. I'm laid up for a few days with a nasty back ache and I was in pain laughing.
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    Gosh... I let curiosity get the better of me and...

    Gosh... I let curiosity get the better of me and read this thread from the beginning. What a waste of band width

    I want the last fifteen minutes of my life back.
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    Truth told.. I have bins and bins of DWG bling I...

    Truth told.. I have bins and bins of DWG bling I am not using. I would love to trade it in. Maybe some Dutch Wire, for lack of anything better..

    I guess I have nothing on my need/want list.
  42. Thread: new tarp time

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    I did two Asyms using 0.9 membrane.. A Kitsap...

    I did two Asyms using 0.9 membrane.. A Kitsap Cowboy Glasgow KISS clone, and a regular Asym. I didn't find it too difficult to work with, but truth told, I've never sewn any materials other than...
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    Last time I used the dog bone I carried it was...

    Last time I used the dog bone I carried it was just to extend a guy line so I could tie off to a sapling in porch mode. Time before that I used it as a water break.
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    Thank you! Saw it this morning and wished for...

    Thank you!

    Saw it this morning and wished for enough time to get the first post in! Had to leave for work.

    It still makes sense to tag the posts as UL as they will shore up in the general...
  45. How is it with general entry and exit? Can you...

    How is it with general entry and exit? Can you get in without a hassle? I would guess the UQ is up above the sides as well. No?
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    Prusik, prussic, prussick, prussik. No matter. I...

    Prusik, prussic, prussick, prussik.
    No matter. I still hate them.
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    I am in the NE.. carry 12' straps for years. ...

    I am in the NE.. carry 12' straps for years. Never came up short and always have a bunch hanging from the becket hitch. I carry dog bones to extend the reach if needed, but never had to. All it...
  48. 48" wide?? That is certainly one of the limiting...

    48" wide?? That is certainly one of the limiting factors to get diagonal.

    Simply Light Designs has the Streamliner which has cat cuts at ends and sides. Never really caught on.
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    I used to pain-stakingly fig 8 all of my ground...

    I used to pain-stakingly fig 8 all of my ground lines to avoid tangling. Switched to snake skin a few years and never regretted it.

    Keeping the split ridge lines and all ground lines attached to...
  50. Thread: new tarp time

    by MikekiM
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    I had two 12' sil-poly tarps.. one with doors and...

    I had two 12' sil-poly tarps.. one with doors and one without. Identical otherwise.

    The extra foot was problematic on more than a few occasions, where I couldn't fit between the only two...
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