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    When I tied knots I was pretty happy using a...

    When I tied knots I was pretty happy using a taught line hitch at both sides.

    Its adjustable, so after you tie you can shorten or lengthen the suspension as needed without untying, it always held...
  2. Typically the whipping helps give some kind of...

    Typically the whipping helps give some kind of knob or bump for added insurance that overtime the suspension wont slip. If you have a channel and want to easily go to a whipped style look at Knotty's...
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    underquilt. Sleepingbag or blanket is closer to...

    underquilt.
    Sleepingbag or blanket is closer to top quilt then pad is to underquilt.

    Barely even a choice for most I think. Underquilt first.
  4. Can you see what holds the bars on? If you jut...

    Can you see what holds the bars on? If you jut see screw heads in the corners its probably only plastic anchors. In which case it will totally hold you perfectly, 5 times.
    Probably easier to put a...
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    Think of it like this: Tarp/tent =...

    Think of it like this:


    Tarp/tent = Tarp/Hammock.
    Sleeping pad = sleeping pad/UQ
    Sleeping bag = sleeping bag/TQ

    So it all depends?
    If you go to a pad and a sleeping bag.... Not a lot...
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    I see you mention the slap strap... the enos ones...

    I see you mention the slap strap... the enos ones yeah?

    Those are pretty well known to be terrible. I think just getting regular style straps out of the right material may be cheaper and work just...
  7. Thread: Overwhelmed!!!

    by scryan
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    I chose mine based on other hammock sizes I had...

    I chose mine based on other hammock sizes I had tried.

    That being said, if you don't know...
    Call Randy. You can email too, everyone love the email because its so easy and impersonal... But Randy...
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    Re: gat dern stuff sack

    I always just used a small diameter wire fold In half to feed through the channel...
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    Re: Using cord to hang hammock

    Amsteel is probably as resistant to abrasion as paracord.
    Plus, with the standard marlin spike hitch setup there isnt really any concern about abrasion... the extra material to cover the amsteel, as...
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    Re: One tree hang with a step-ladder?

    I am not the only one!
    2 ladders plus conduit = hammock stand.

    I do larks head or even prussic the suspension around the ridge pole to discourage sliding so that it cant pull the ladders in on me...
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    I dont think anyone is casually going through...

    I dont think anyone is casually going through your campsite but animals.

    I think most people in the woods announce themselves approaching a camp site, and try to keep their distance if aren't...
  12. Re: Pls help recommend light hammock for tropical rain forest.

    That is probably why it hasnt been mentioned... he asked for light and compact and that is a few pounds heavier. Something like the dream hammock with a tadpol would be complete setup for less then...
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    Cutting the sides gets rid of their ability to...

    Cutting the sides gets rid of their ability to bear any load.

    The material lays flat on a table this way, yes... However its not supported from underneath in use, but from the ends.

    The...
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    Re: Static Electricity

    When you lay in it in the dark, you can see the arcs as it discharges when you move. Lots of little flashes.
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    Id look for some kind of holder for it that you...

    Id look for some kind of holder for it that you could either hang from a ridge line or hang at one end up in a peak bag. Basically pass a loop over your suspension and tuck it in through the gathered...
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    Re: 1.8 Material for Overcover

    I see very minor cons and no pros...

    I cant imagine going with a heavy fabric just to make it match my eyes or whatever... But that is me,I hate shopping for clothing too...

    I have no trouble...
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    Re: Could you please show me your packed hammocks?

    Yeah most hammocks are stuffed loose, its much easier to pack.

    Are you trying to see how small you can get?
    I have probably one of the lighter dangerbird configurations, 10ft x 60in single layer...
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    Re: Somebody has good taste!

    That is the exact subforum your in... that is part of what the gear manufacurer section is, most of the cottage guys show off their new products in their subforum, or in other in the case where they...
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    I am not buying a hammock, and if I was I...

    I am not buying a hammock, and if I was I probably wouldn't be considering a HH because I would rather customize each piece of the set up, rather then just having and all in one solution. We are all...
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    I originally whipped my table cloth hammock just...

    I originally whipped my table cloth hammock just because it took nothing other then some cord to make. I hand gathered and pulled the ends out ~2in. I really liked the hammock.

    When I bought...
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    I hate to say "Dream hammocks are not much...

    I hate to say "Dream hammocks are not much different then any other gathered end hammock", because Randy has done a lot of cool things with his gathered end hammock that really do make it stand ...
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    In the 60s you could probably go naked and wet,...

    In the 60s you could probably go naked and wet, and still not die for the most part...
    Beyond that most of what is being discussed does not sound too comfortable.

    Without knowing your bag, and...
  23. Yes, smaller bend radius will definitely weaken...

    Yes, smaller bend radius will definitely weaken it.

    In otherwords, if you weight more then 1500 lbs, you should worry.

    Everyone worries WAY too much amsteel. Its good for almost 2000lbs. Yes,...
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    Re: To bug net or not?

    If you can sew or can recruit someone, or have extra money... consider something like the hug net... just big enough to cover face and if you can use tulle they can be in the gram range...could make...
  25. Thread: Dangerbird lay

    by scryan
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    Re: Dangerbird lay

    The hammock body has no direction, but the net and overcover are cut to give it the asym shape.
    If you sleep the wrong way it can put extra stress on the overcover/net and can damage it.
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    One time I must have snagged my ankle a bit...

    One time I must have snagged my ankle a bit weird... woke up and could barely walk. Painful for more than a day... Not sure what happened but apparently I was deep asleep :D

    Otherwise,...
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    This. Honestly guys, all this level and 30 deg...

    This. Honestly guys, all this level and 30 deg stuff is just rough guides...

    And beyond that... If you measure your ridge line out level, your probably going to find the foot end too low.
  28. Re: Do tents have higher internal temp vs external temp?

    This is all aready being done, via external socks/pods or through hammocks like the dangerbird/thunderbird that have the option to use an overcover that is basically a replacement for the.bugnet made...
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    Yeah. The underquilt is basically like a pad....

    Yeah.
    The underquilt is basically like a pad. Sleeping on the ground the pad insulates you from below, in a hammock the UQ does.
    The top quilt is the sleeping bag replacement, and when made with...
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    Re: GT SBP Stock suspension (rope)

    You can cut down how much shock cord your using by using it like you planned to on the mason line, over the ridge line. This gives a little stretch with out requiring more then a foot or so of cord.
  31. Thread: Order # 569

    by scryan
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    Re: Order # 569

    Wow, Randy is really cranking them out huh? Got mine mid july and was #484.

    Excelent piece of kit, you will definitely be happy.
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    I am guessing this is...

    I am guessing this is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7V1QH04r74
    ?

    Does anyone know where that fabric comes from?
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    I think just from a physics/geometry stand point...

    I think just from a physics/geometry stand point there are two things your saying there and one is right, one isn't... (no offense, your effectively right anyways)

    "Length has a greater effect on...
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    Poll: All my stuff fits in my pack. There isn't really...

    All my stuff fits in my pack. There isn't really a need for that much more room... Also, I don't find I often get the pack hung up on stuff... So it could be bigger with out a hinderance.
    Pack sits...
  35. I would say to read this entire thread, and you...

    I would say to read this entire thread, and you will be good. (seriously, if you can it goes quickish... lots of different takes.)

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15205

    Its...
  36. yeah but so are the other ones he is talking...

    yeah but so are the other ones he is talking about...

    According to this thread a 1.7 dl xl with bug net weighs 36.9oz... 11f X 60in Roaming gnome in same material and DL is 25oz.

    My Dangerbird...
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    Re: Exemplary customer service

    Reading recent problems with other cottage vendors only reminds me how happy I am I went with Dream Hammocks, and how amazingly well Randy has everything setup.
    Really doing it right, love the gear...
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    Re: Ok guys, what gives?

    This is the "Hammock Gear, Vendors and Services" section of the forum, with all due respect... seems like the perfect place to discuss vendors and service.

    And beyond that, this is where people...
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    Re: GT SBP Stock suspension (rope)

    I used those ropes, tied to a strap with a sheet bend, around the stock carabiner (horrible) and tied to itself with a taught line hitch for adjustability.
    It worked fine.

    Whoopies are just...
  40. Making a basic hammock is stupid easy. ...

    Making a basic hammock is stupid easy.

    Basically you need to be able to make a rectangle. If you can hem 4 edges your good.
    If you want to get fancy triple stitch the short ends with a channel to...
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    I'm a light guy and wanted a light setup, so I...

    I'm a light guy and wanted a light setup, so I went with single layer 1.1 in black with olive green overcover. 10 ft by 60in wide.
    1.1 is definitely thin, and stretches a little even under my...
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    So did you sew two runs of zippers around the...

    So did you sew two runs of zippers around the whole thing?
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    I think it has more to do with the fact that its...

    I think it has more to do with the fact that its just cheaper online...
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    In all honesty, 7/64 is way more then you need....

    In all honesty, 7/64 is way more then you need.
    People here are very safety conscious... and there is nothing wrong with that...
    But when they are picking out 7/64 that is already with a pretty...
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    I just got a Dangerbird, so maybe a bit bias but...

    I just got a Dangerbird, so maybe a bit bias but I'd say roaming gnome.
    My first hammock was skeeter beeter pro and my biggest complaint was never being able to get the net out of the way.
    Nice to...
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    If its warmish inside, you could probably get...

    If its warmish inside, you could probably get away sleeping on a fleece blanket/poncho liner/some other type of not that compressible sheet...
  47. Thread: Bear Booby Trap

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    Re: Bear Booby Trap

    I feel like that does nothing to keep a bear out of camp... only really pisses off a bear who is going for you food?
    If your worried about it messing with your food, hang it out of reach. Why throw...
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    Re: Why isn't Camo webbing a big seller?

    I agree with above...

    Always felt like I was trying to play military with camo stuff. I prefer just simple forest colors, browns or greens rather then camo.
  49. Thread: Another UCR ?

    by scryan
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    Re: Another UCR ?

    Cant you just wrap the tree strap around the tree, tie or attach it to itself so you have a loop around the tree, then run the suspension line up through this loop.
    Do the same on the other side and...
  50. Thread: Sleeping pad

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    I dunno... I'd agree with him 100%, both as a...

    I dunno... I'd agree with him 100%, both as a cyclist and as a hanger.
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