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    If you go with Warbonnet, I would recommend...

    If you go with Warbonnet, I would recommend getting the complete package - hammock, underquilt and tarp. Not only is it a great combo, but you will also get a discount.

    My first set-up was a...
  2. I have the older Handy Hammock model and it does...

    I have the older Handy Hammock model and it does work quite well on sand with the longer stakes. I don't know how much the design has changed, though. Also, I'm only ~60kg so I don't know how well...
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    I love my Alder as well, but don't use it for...

    I love my Alder as well, but don't use it for hiking anymore because I was able to save some weight with a custom ZPacks bag. I had them add zippers to get the same versatility as with the Alder. If...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/6/8/5/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/6/8/5/6/toggle.jpg
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    +1 I also like the onion principle - the more...

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    I also like the onion principle - the more layers, the better. I always carry a down vest, and I also wear it at night. It has a nicer collar than any sleeping bag or top quilt. If I use my...
  6. Nope. To prove that longer does not equal better...

    Nope. To prove that longer does not equal better (or rather: more comfortable) you would have to try a short and a long hammock that are identical in all aspects save the length. I would say that you...
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    Thanks, that's what gave me the idea in the first...

    Thanks, that's what gave me the idea in the first place. But since I already have two down hoods that work very well for me, I probably won't be making a CL hood anytime soon. I definitely need a...
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    Wow, that looks seriously warm! Thanks for...

    Wow, that looks seriously warm! Thanks for posting all the pictures - that's very helpful.

    Do you think it could be filled with less down or would the down shift too much and leave larger areas...
  9. With the Wooki underquilt, I just noticed that it...

    With the Wooki underquilt, I just noticed that it seems to work better with my pretty stiff 1.0oz HyperD DL than with my somewhat stretchier 1.9oz Ripstop Nylon SL. I'm not sure why it should be...
  10. I bet it's the fabric. I have a lot of hammocks....

    I bet it's the fabric. I have a lot of hammocks. Some don't work for me at all. Some work, but I don't like them. Many are good, and when I lie in them, I'm almost surprised because I forgot how good...
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    Have you seen Derek's video? ...

    Have you seen Derek's video?


    https://youtu.be/c0-uOekjcU0

    He didn't test the Beetle buckles because they did not exist at the time the video was made, but seeing that none of the tested...
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    Whoopies are lighter than a cinch buckle /...

    Whoopies are lighter than a cinch buckle / webbing suspension, but they need more space. However, if you are using Dutch Spiders with your whoopies, and have a dog bone or continuous loop, you can...
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    I either use cheap metal (e.g. stainless steel)...

    I either use cheap metal (e.g. stainless steel) beads or splice a piece of cord into the sling.
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    Again: the Hennessy whip...

    Again: the Hennessy whip

    Unless you would rather open your own Hennessy. The whip itself hasn't changed, but the newer Hennessy have no melted holes anymore but are sewn. You don't need to melt or...
  15. If you like GE hammocks and don't want to switch...

    If you like GE hammocks and don't want to switch to a bridge hammock, get a Warbonnet Traveler or Blackbird hammock and a Wooki. There is no simpler, better fitting and more comfortable set-up....
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    Apart from running the suspension through the...

    Apart from running the suspension through the channel I have used...

    - the Warbonnet whip
    - the accordion whip or zigzag fold (does the same as the WB whip, really)
    - the Hennessy whip
    - the...
  17. If your wife gets cold easily, think about adding...

    If your wife gets cold easily, think about adding a layer of Climashield to the outside to make an insulated hammock.
  18. You would have to do a lot of shifting to see...

    You would have to do a lot of shifting to see "abrasion" in any hammock fabric :D I have made hammocks from almost all fabrics sold by Dutch and Ripstopbytheroll, and I have not only slept many...
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    I have been keeping an eye on the 1.6oz Hexon...

    I have been keeping an eye on the 1.6oz Hexon Wide page, too. And I hope that the 2.4oz Hexon Wide will be out this summer...
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    wowbagger (Dendronaut...

    wowbagger (Dendronaut) is printing spreader bar tips. Not so much of an issue in the US, where you can order ready-to-use bridge hammock spreader bars from several shops, but maybe still interesting.
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    How did you store your tent? A tarp is no...

    How did you store your tent? A tarp is no different. I store mine folded and rolled up in their stuff sacks, same as I do with my tents.
  22. SLD sells one of the cheapest integrated hammocks...

    SLD sells one of the cheapest integrated hammocks that is (custom) made in the US. If you want cheaper, you would have to try to find something mass-produced in the Far East. Which probably won't be...
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    If you threaded them correctly, maybe your...

    If you threaded them correctly, maybe your webbing is not suitable for the use with Spiders? I have to admit though, that I haven't used my Spiders very often, because they are so tiny and pinch the...
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    Ripstopbytheroll says that a single layer 1.0oz...

    Ripstopbytheroll says that a single layer 1.0oz HyperD is good to 200lbs. Sadly they don't give a capacity for a 1.0oz HyperD double layer, but from what I have seen a second layer with the same...
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    A good compromise between cinch buckles and...

    A good compromise between cinch buckles and whoopies are the Dutch Spiders. I have never heard that somebody managed to break them. And once you understand the concept, it's not difficult to use them...
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    This is a problem that can easily be fixed: get a...

    This is a problem that can easily be fixed: get a Wooki. It goes on the Blackbird as easily as the Lynx goes on the Ridgerunner. And I'm using my regular 10' Wooki with all of my 11'-12' DIY...
  27. But hardware like Dutch Whoopie Hooks have a...

    But hardware like Dutch Whoopie Hooks have a similar turn radius and seem to work fine(?).



    You could either use a Dutch Whoopie Hook to avoid Amsteel-on-Amsteel, or you could simply thread the...
  28. +1 It definitely sounds as if your ends are...

    +1

    It definitely sounds as if your ends are not straight. Unless there's something really weird going on with your piece of HyperD, it's not the fabric. I have made single and double layers with...
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    Cumulus has recently started selling underquilts:...

    Cumulus has recently started selling underquilts: http://sleepingbags-cumulus.eu/uk/categories/sleeping-systems/hammock-gear
    They're not as cutting edge as most of the underquilts sold by the US...
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    One more thought: you could also get a...

    One more thought: you could also get a summer-weight 3/4 underquilt to use with your hammock. Your pad would insulate the torso, the underquilt will take care of the shoulders. Cold shoulders and...
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    I have done a couple of bike tours around...

    I have done a couple of bike tours around Germany, and it has always been a challenge to hang. But I never camped "wild"; I only used public campgrounds. If you plan to camp outside of campgrounds, I...
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    I'd skip the pad and get a Wooki right away......

    I'd skip the pad and get a Wooki right away... It's the most comfortable underquilt available and it fits the BB perfectly.

    If you really want to use a pad, either get the widest or make a SPE...
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    Top quilts - yes. Underquilts - not really. I...

    Top quilts - yes. Underquilts - not really. I have washed only one of my underquilts once, because the down smelled really bad (new, out of the box).

    Does your Wooki smell? Is it dirty? If not,...
  34. My first machine (a used one I inherited) started...

    My first machine (a used one I inherited) started doing this after about half a year of using it. I had it serviced, but the problem came back after a couple of days. The sewing machine repair man...
  35. I have this in every gathered end hammock, not...

    I have this in every gathered end hammock, not just the WBBBs. It's part of the gathered end experience :) And I actually like it, because it cradles me and gives me a feeling of security. Or at...
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    If you have a sheepskin and a hammock, just try...

    If you have a sheepskin and a hammock, just try it! And report back, please.

    I have a sheepskin and tried using it in my hammock at home, but it was not warm enough for me, unfortunately.
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    So there are no baffles? I was thinking of sewing...

    So there are no baffles? I was thinking of sewing 3 or 4 baffles to keep the down from shifting.



    Well, I guess I could use a bit less down. I need a lot of warmth at night - I almost never...
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    So there's nothing wrong with them - just the...

    So there's nothing wrong with them - just the wrong season. Good to know, thanks!
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    I might be wrong, but there are quite a few...

    I might be wrong, but there are quite a few reports of 1.0oz Robic hammocks failing; I don't remember reading any reports about 1.0oz HyperD hammocks failing. Maybe there are a lot more UL Robic...
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    It was a loop filled with down, that had some...

    It was a loop filled with down, that had some kind of cord on at least one end. So you could either wear it as a scarf (think Buff) or as a hat:
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    There are two ways to make a hammock ultralight:...

    There are two ways to make a hammock ultralight: either make it small and narrow, or use a light (thin) fabric. Or both.

    Short hammocks are not very comfortable to many (most?) people. The shorter...
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    I'm going against the current and say that you...

    I'm going against the current and say that you can take wet clothes into the hammock. I use a double layer hammock and have frequently dried my socks and a shirt by stuffing them between the layers...
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    If you carry a sit pad anyways and don't mind...

    If you carry a sit pad anyways and don't mind having (and keeping!) it under your legs, the Phoenix would certainly save you some weight. I prefer full-length because

    - I sleep very cold and it's...
  44. I exchanged the Amsteel loops attached to the WB...

    I exchanged the Amsteel loops attached to the WB cinch buckles with silver Amsteel at the head end and black Amsteel at the foot end. I don't want flashy colors on my set-up, and grey and black work...
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    What happened to the Dutch Scat?

    The last couple of nights were too mild for my Zpacks Goose Down Hood, but without it my neck felt a bit too cold. So I thought that a DIY Dutch Scat would be perfect. When I wanted to look it up, I...
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    Well, the weight limit is the "safe" limit. If...

    Well, the weight limit is the "safe" limit. If you go above, the hammock certainly won't fail immediately, unless you hang it too tight. But more weight stresses the fabric more and the hammock will...
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    The Tadpole is much more narrow than the Hennessy...

    The Tadpole is much more narrow than the Hennessy Hex. If you're looking for a tarp of the same size as the HH Hex, look at the Warbonnet Mamajamba.
  48. If the design hasn't changed since I got mine,...

    If the design hasn't changed since I got mine, they have the Knotty mod. The Knotty mod simply pulls up the side of the hammock, but there's no extra fabric like e.g. with the stretchable footbox or...
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    The Travel Net is too small to work with any...

    The Travel Net is too small to work with any larger hammock. The opening is not the problem - it's the length and depth. It's just right to fit the regular Traveler hammock. I don't know why WB...
  50. For a ridgeline to snap, there needs to be quite...

    For a ridgeline to snap, there needs to be quite a bit of force on it. So either you hung the hammock too shallow, or the ridgeline got tangled up somehow so that it was shorter than usual. The only...
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