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    If this bothers you with silnylon, never consider...

    If this bothers you with silnylon, never consider Spinnaker or Dyneema (Cuben) tarps as they amplify the sound. I have both, but love to hear the rain.

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  2. Thread: 100% ridgeline?

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    To carry bluesam3's caution further, there have...

    To carry bluesam3's caution further, there have been a few instances of trees coming over, even under normal circumstances. Probably not a good idea to tempt fate with a piano wire tight setup.
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  3. Thread: 100% ridgeline?

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    Don't do it. If the Ridgeline end suspension...

    Don't do it. If the Ridgeline end suspension could remain horizontal with you in it, the load would be Infinity.

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  4. Great post! I love to DIY as much of my gear as...

    Great post! I love to DIY as much of my gear as possible, which represents the majority of my gear. But, I do not save much money, probably not enough to pay myself even a dollar per hour.

    I do...
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    I roll mine up and slide a single snakeskin over...

    I roll mine up and slide a single snakeskin over it. Then attach it to the outside of my pack.

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    Years ago I ran across some 84" wide silnylon and...

    Years ago I ran across some 84" wide silnylon and made a ridge-less hex tarp. I took it only when fair skies were forecast with zero chance of rain. I wouldn't expect it to keep me completely dry in...
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    Folded is fine unless you're ordering a massive...

    Folded is fine unless you're ordering a massive quantity.

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  8. Use a carabiner. That was the method before there...

    Use a carabiner. That was the method before there were Dutch clips. Same function, carabiner weighs more and is bulky but cheaper. Depends if you backpack or car camp.

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  9. Always separate. In the field, the suspension...

    Always separate. In the field, the suspension could be wer or have tree sap. At home, separate too because I have multiple hammocks & use the same suspension.

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  10. As you were having fun at L&L, I was moving into...

    As you were having fun at L&L, I was moving into the new house. Trust me, I would have rather been there (or even having a root canal for that matter).
    Moving.... They said it would be fun...
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    I hear you! That's why I moved this year from...

    I hear you! That's why I moved this year from South Florida to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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    MikekiM how close are you to the rated weight of...

    MikekiM how close are you to the rated weight of Monolite, if you don't mind my asking?
    I ask because I made two for the wife & me. We use them only as summer yard hammocks because I'm very near to...
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    Like TallPaul, my preferred lightweight tarp is...

    Like TallPaul, my preferred lightweight tarp is HG's 11' Stardard with doors. I have a 12' hex tarp and prefer that length for weather protection without doors, but the longer length has eliminated...
  14. I used RSBTR's Mountain 1.7 in my last DIY...

    I used RSBTR's Mountain 1.7 in my last DIY hammock. Hardly any stretch with my 200 pounds in it. Exactly what I was shooting for and definitely the most comfortable of my dozen hammocks, IMO.
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  15. I have this on my calendar. Already stockpiling...

    I have this on my calendar. Already stockpiling jugs of water!

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  16. If attached bugnet is most to important to you,...

    If attached bugnet is most to important to you, you can put a couple of tie outs on the sides with shock cord to hold the sides out, instead of the Knotty mod.
    You can shorten the Ridgeline a tiny...
  17. What? Wait? tollermama isn't allowed to miss...

    What? Wait? tollermama isn't allowed to miss L&L.... No excuses!
    Be there or be square, LOL.

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    Hi BlazeAway. Glad to know you're still in the...

    Hi BlazeAway. Glad to know you're still in the game! I've always enjoyed your posts!

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  19. I assume you are making the centerline of the...

    I assume you are making the centerline of the hammock shorter than the edges. If so, I made one when experimenting years ago and it was like trying to sleep on a bucking bronco. There was almost no...
  20. Here is my take on width of 11' hammocks. For...

    Here is my take on width of 11' hammocks. For reference, I'm 6'-1" and a bit under 200#.
    https://youtu.be/NglCJ0sEGVY

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  21. Enjoy yourselves. I hope to catch up to you all...

    Enjoy yourselves. I hope to catch up to you all this winter. Here in the White Mountains highs are mid 70's,lows mid 40's... Great hanging weather!

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    That's amazing! Sent from my Pixel 2 using...

    That's amazing!

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    Quite a few people use 1/2" mule tape. I've...

    Quite a few people use 1/2" mule tape. I've forgotten the strength specs on that, but I don't recall anyone having a failure

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    The community generally accepts the 1" minimum...

    The community generally accepts the 1" minimum width as the standard to protect the trees, whether real or perceived.

    Strength of the webbing is to protect the hanger. What is the breaking...
  25. You can "store" them in my closet [emoji12] ...

    You can "store" them in my closet [emoji12]

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  26. Shug for the WIN! [emoji16] Sent from my Pixel...

    Shug for the WIN! [emoji16]

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    Some feel that the sewn seam is uncomfortable to...

    Some feel that the sewn seam is uncomfortable to lay on.

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    Me too! The two tapered ends meet in the middle...

    Me too! The two tapered ends meet in the middle of my CL's.

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    Yep, looks like two tapered ends of either too...

    Yep, looks like two tapered ends of either too short of a bury or a bury not locked.
    I don't believe the Whoopie hook had anything to do with it.

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    Like Gargoyle said! Sent from my Pixel 2...

    Like Gargoyle said!

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  31. I just loop around the tree and pass the end...

    I just loop around the tree and pass the end through the loop on one end of the tree strap. Done.

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    I never had a problem with mine using both 7/64...

    I never had a problem with mine using both 7/64 Amsteel or Dynaglide. Been using Whoopie Hooks since they first came out.

    However, I have heard of rare reports that a bit of burr has been found on...
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    I have a zero degree UGQ top quilt and it is an...

    I have a zero degree UGQ top quilt and it is an awesome sight to behold, not to mention to sleep in!

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    I do that often. Sent from my Pixel 2 using...

    I do that often.

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    I tend to shy away from looping rope onto rope as...

    I tend to shy away from looping rope onto rope as that makes for very tight turning radius. Theoretically that weakens the rope, but it may not make a practical difference when using 7/64 Amsteel or...
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    The only thing an underquilt does is keep you...

    The only thing an underquilt does is keep you warm in the most comfortable way. Other than that, it has no affect on how you use your hammock.

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    I find less calf ridge with stiffer fabrics,...

    I find less calf ridge with stiffer fabrics, regardless of how many layers. Stretchy hammocks give me the most calf ridge.

    BTW, I like 56" wide,11' long hammocks. I'm 6'-1" and just shy of 200#.
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    I never stake out my hammocks. Sent from my...

    I never stake out my hammocks.

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    Definitely everything! Sent from my Pixel 2...

    Definitely everything!

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  40. Thread: DOWN QUESTION

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    Keep in mind that fill power ratings are...

    Keep in mind that fill power ratings are laboratory measurements under ideal conditions. It's been my experience that real world numbers, at least in the humid eastern USA, are 10%-15% lower,...
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    An option is to sew a standing French seam, then...

    An option is to sew a standing French seam, then fold it over and sew it down.

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    Great advice from da man! Good use of scraps! ...

    Great advice from da man! Good use of scraps!

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  43. Snake skins make a huge difference when setting...

    Snake skins make a huge difference when setting up in high winds. Tarp doors earn their weight when orienting parallel to the wind.

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    I use an 11' HammockGear standard DCF with doors...

    I use an 11' HammockGear standard DCF with doors over my 11' gathered end hammocks. Works like a charm.

    I switch to an 11' silpoly super wide tarp only for windy, frigid weather when when wind...
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    I always sleep on my side, whether in bed or...

    I always sleep on my side, whether in bed or hammock. I have a simple gathered end, 11' long by 54" wide. I cut a slight curve on the foot end such that the centerline is 3" longer than the edges. I...
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    For a zippered bugnet, I favor an asymmetrical...

    For a zippered bugnet, I favor an asymmetrical design. I've tried both.
    For a net less or fronkey style separate net, then, symmetrical is better, more versatile for me.
    I don't like zippered...
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    I love going net-less. To me, one advantage of...

    I love going net-less. To me, one advantage of hammocks is the feeling of floating free of encumbrances. No net and no tarp add to that sensation. Also, I make my hammocks only 54" wide for more...
  48. I made hammocks of both 1.7oz MTN and Monolite....

    I made hammocks of both 1.7oz MTN and Monolite. On the trail, I use 1.7oz MTN due to its bullet proof strength, stiffness, and total lack of calf ridge. I use the Monolite lounging in the yard on...
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    This hang was a blast due to the friendly...

    This hang was a blast due to the friendly hospitality and outstanding food! I had many entertaining & enlightening conversations around the cooler, since it was too hot for a fire.
    I slept in my...
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    For 8" diameter loop, start with 36" of Amsteel...

    For 8" diameter loop, start with 36" of Amsteel and make the buries 6" each, including taper.

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