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    Doesnít seem like you are getting much feedback...

    Doesnít seem like you are getting much feedback on Dutchís daisy chains so, even though Iím shy of 200 lbs, Iíll chime in.

    Seems to me the Daisy chains will hold up just fine for you. Iíve used...
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    Willkommen!


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    In south central Wisconsin thereís a state park...

    In south central Wisconsin thereís a state park called Yellowstone Lake. For many years the state has fostered a population of brown bats by installing bat houses and such.

    As a result there are...
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    I use a Cabelaís Little John or similar. Once Iím...

    I use a Cabelaís Little John or similar. Once Iím tucked in for the night, Iím not getting out of my hammock for anything less than the zombie apocalypse. Heck, I donít even sit up. ďPosition the...
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    Good idea. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Good idea. Thanks!


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    The knotty mod on my UQ was the answer to gaps...

    The knotty mod on my UQ was the answer to gaps created by connecting the suspension at the corners. Itís not something Iíve seen elsewhere either.

    As for the clew suspension, Iíve tried it on two...
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    Had similar problems and almost gave up on the UQ...

    Had similar problems and almost gave up on the UQ altogether. Decided to make one full length (not 3/4) and actually an inch or two wider than my hammock. Instead of running suspension the length of...
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    Nice! My father and I did a BWCA trip a couple...

    Nice! My father and I did a BWCA trip a couple years ago and it was perfect for hammock camping. Really liked it up there. Always makes me think of what America looked like when the first explorers...
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    Did I read this correctly....you did NOT have...

    Did I read this correctly....you did NOT have your tarp deployed? I find that a tarp works wonders for reducing wind. 🤣


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    Nicolet National Forest

    Just got back from Nicolet. Got a site right on one of the rivers. Despite 20 straight hours of pouring rain, we had a blast.

    Dutch Netless Hexon 2.4
    DIY UQ
    DIY TQ
    Chinook Tarp (no leaks)
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    KAM snaps! Iíve not used them on a tarp but have...

    KAM snaps! Iíve not used them on a tarp but have on just about everything else. They would be great for tarp doors.

    Plastic, light weight, hold tight, very easy to use, wide range of colors.
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    Yep.....someone lost a whole lot of money in a...

    Yep.....someone lost a whole lot of money in a lawsuit I bet. ďYour Honor, my client was never informed that this device had to be removed before driving. Itís not his fault and he should be awarded...
  13. Warren Dunes Park should be a good place for you....

    Warren Dunes Park should be a good place for you. Checked the website and it looks like there is availability in the end of October.


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  14. This! Although I donít use quite as many lines...

    This! Although I donít use quite as many lines (only five on each end) this has made all the difference for me. The whole idea is really quite brilliant. If you want my take on the clew system, let...
  15. Videos: Hammocking Isle Royale National Park For 7 Days

    Not that anyone asked but....I have years of experience with both and for choppy/wavy water Iíd take a kayak over a canoe. The center of balance of a canoe is much higher and thus more prone to tip...
  16. Hennessy hammocks are fine quality itís just that...

    Hennessy hammocks are fine quality itís just that you will likely find Dutchís, or other cottage vendorís, hammocks to be more comfortable. (My personal favorite is the Night Owl by Wilderness Logics...
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    For what it's worth....here's my thoughts. ...

    For what it's worth....here's my thoughts.

    11' does make all the difference. Mass produced hammocks are great for lounging, not so much for sleeping. This is the most important part of the kit,...
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    Lawyers.....as more and more people became...

    Lawyers.....as more and more people became lawyers they had to "invent" lawsuits make a living. That's why we have warnings like "Coffee is hot."




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    This. Try silicone lubricating spray. ...

    This.

    Try silicone lubricating spray.


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    Never tried the clews on a 3/4. Since I generally...

    Never tried the clews on a 3/4. Since I generally don't hike really long distances, weight is not my first concern. So, all my UQ projects are full length and width. The more coverage the better.
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    Gotcha. Well my hammocks are all just basic Dutch...

    Gotcha. Well my hammocks are all just basic Dutch and Wilderness Logics gathered end hammocks....no fancy shelves. Your clew idea works great! Thanks much!


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    Don't you find the clew to be the answer to all...

    Don't you find the clew to be the answer to all of this stuff? I have five shock cords on each end that connect to an aluminum ring. That ring can hook directly to my hammock suspension or a line...
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    This! You can use the REI funds for a tarp or...

    This!

    You can use the REI funds for a tarp or all other kinds of stuff but it all starts with the right hammock. And Dutch makes the right hammock!


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    Thanks Owl. I travel to Indy and Louisville on...

    Thanks Owl. I travel to Indy and Louisville on business fairly often. Will have to take a look at the trail.


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    Where is that? Sent from my iPhone using...

    Where is that?


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    It's really quite simple to mod a quilt or a...

    It's really quite simple to mod a quilt or a poncho liner or similar into an underquilt. I have made a few and they work very well. I've even made them with various snap in/out liners for added...
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    Sleep in my hammock frequently....wash it maybe...

    Sleep in my hammock frequently....wash it maybe every few months. Hand wash, warm water and a little mild detergent. Leave the continuous loops and ridge line in place, never had a problem (been...
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    SnugPak Jungle Blanket? Not sure on the weight...

    SnugPak Jungle Blanket? Not sure on the weight but it's packable and really a nice blanket. Either that or a poncho liner maybe? With a little Velcro and shock cord you could modify either into a...
  29. Thread: Legs aching

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    Longer hammock. It really is quite amazing but...

    Longer hammock. It really is quite amazing but 11' makes all the difference (that and the fabric). Been there, done that.

    BTW.....I am 5'9" and sleep comfortably on my side or my back in my...
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    As soon as I saw "birch tree" in the...

    As soon as I saw "birch tree" in the article......thought the same thing. Never hang from a birch....ever.
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    Nice! Did the same thing a few years back when I...

    Nice! Did the same thing a few years back when I got a new hand saw!

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    Didn't spread my hammock wide enough once and sat...

    Didn't spread my hammock wide enough once and sat over it instead of into it. Landed on my head, concrete floor. Trip to the ER, CT scan. Fortunately, no damage. Lump on my head was visible like a...
  33. This post reminds me of one by member "Fungus"...

    This post reminds me of one by member "Fungus" from a few years ago......

    I have hung in the mangroves many times, both in the lower Keys and in the Everglades. I highly recommend it. Be sure to...
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    The material snapped in is called Insul Bright,...

    The material snapped in is called Insul Bright, it can be purchased in fabric stores and online at places like Amazon. It actually adds quite a bit of insulation.

    It's perforated Mylar sandwiched...
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    Picked up a few of these at Meier's. Nice little...

    Picked up a few of these at Meier's. Nice little light. High/low with a soft spot type flashlight or even more diffuse area setting. Tested this weekend, not bad. ...
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    Thanks. Will definitely be taking it to lower...

    Thanks. Will definitely be taking it to lower temps....camping season is just starting. :-)

    Might add a Costco throw snap in layer for the below 20 F stuff.


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    My latest UQ project

    Full size UQ made from SnugPak Jungle Blanket (not folded in half). Snap in Insul-Bright liner for cooler temps. Clew suspension.

    Slept in it last night with a modified mummy sleeping bag top...
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    If by "friends" you mean rodents, or really any...

    If by "friends" you mean rodents, or really any furry creature under 20 pounds, I'll consider lending you my dog for the trip. Fifteen pounds of absolute terror. My cute little West Highland White...
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    Same here....I compare prices more thoroughly now...

    Same here....I compare prices more thoroughly now that we have to pay the tax. It's not just the money either, it's the principle ...I hate taxes.

    Many sites offer free shipping with minimum...
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    In my backyard there are several oak trees that...

    In my backyard there are several oak trees that must be well over 100 years old.....giants. Went out a few weeks ago to the spot when my son and I often hang and found a dead "branch" that had...
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    Finally ditched the whoopies too. Still have them...

    Finally ditched the whoopies too. Still have them on one or two hammocks in my box of stuff but my regular use setups all have straps now....some with buckles from Dutch and some with the "plates"...
  42. Thread: CAT ATTACK!

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    Used to have a cat. Never liked it much but the...

    Used to have a cat. Never liked it much but the kids did. Only thing it was good for was getting rid of mice.

    Cats been gone a while. Mice moved back in....got an upgrade: West Highland White...
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    Oh I give him points for being in the game. I'm...

    Oh I give him points for being in the game. I'm just one of those older clean cut guys that does not care much for the beard trend. Just like when I was a kid with long hair and the old guys would...
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    A little off topic but....I by some chance I run...

    A little off topic but....I by some chance I run into that fellow, he better run because I'm going to shave his face! :-)
  45. Thread: CAT ATTACK!

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    Time to call the taxidermist.

    Time to call the taxidermist.
  46. I have lived in the Chicago area my whole life...

    I have lived in the Chicago area my whole life and it is a horrible place to live. Absolutely everything is regulated in the state of Illinois and you can bet there is a government office to manage...
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    Recently picked up a couple "bottom feeder"...

    Recently picked up a couple "bottom feeder" hammocks on Amazon by Wildhorn Outfitters. Mostly out of curiosity because they are 11' long, included cinch buckles wrapped in Amsteel like Dutch uses,...
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    Rather than sew a foot box, you might want to...

    Rather than sew a foot box, you might want to consider using Cam Snaps. That's what I'm planning to do with my JB so I can use it as a top quilt or unsnap it to use as a full blanket.

    Just a...
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    Tear Aid should work well. If you cannot find...

    Tear Aid should work well.

    If you cannot find it....patch the tear on both sides with a scrap piece of nylon and Goop adhesive. Be sure the cut the scraps with rounded corners not square to...
  50. Great video and great idea. That young man did a...

    Great video and great idea. That young man did a great job too....future in entertainment maybe?
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