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    What are you planning for with the 1.2 Mtn? I...

    What are you planning for with the 1.2 Mtn?

    I ask because I have a 1.2 Robic (same as Mtn), Wide hammock in 11' that I am going to sell. It's a Half Wit Clone in burnt orange...

    Just curious...
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    With thin widths like that webbing, I find the...

    With thin widths like that webbing, I find the less I try to control where the webbing is going on the machine, be better my stitches are. Run a straight stitch, hit reverse and the machine should...
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    Haven't had the need or desire to go back to 10'....

    Haven't had the need or desire to go back to 10'. I had a HH Asym and a two WB BB's all in 10' and remember struggling with calf ridge in all of them.

    I am considering making another 1.6 Hyper D...
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    Started with a continuous ridge line with soft...

    Started with a continuous ridge line with soft shackle prussiks, Dutch Hook and Wasp. I HATE prussiks. Played with every piece of hardware I could get my hands on. Replaced the prussiks with mini...
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    I cemented mine in. I can't imagine removing a...

    I cemented mine in. I can't imagine removing a 12' 6x6,,. Plus I hang year round. Why would I want to remove it?
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    That's how I make them ^^

    That's how I make them ^^
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    Thats exactly what I did when my white pines bit...

    Thats exactly what I did when my white pines bit the dust. Added a nice copper cap and a bird house.. to appease the decorating committee.
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    I just washed all of my hammocks and hung them...

    I just washed all of my hammocks and hung them outside to dry. Amazed at how fast they dry. I didn't notice any difference in the fabric (Hyper-D, Robic and Monolite). I say just use it a few...
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    This ^^^^^ I don't do shelters... period. ...

    This ^^^^^

    I don't do shelters... period.

    I am far more cautious (and less tolerant) of two legged creatures than any with four legs..

    I find my own way. enjoy nature.. end then leave...
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    I use the hammock pull outs EVERY time...It keeps...

    I use the hammock pull outs EVERY time...It keeps the excess fabric from flopping on my face and keeps the bug net tighter so it doesn't fall on my face as well. If I am not in porch mode I will...
  11. Gotta agree with the DIY suggestions You can...

    Gotta agree with the DIY suggestions

    You can fix that yourself. Since it's a rather ragged tear, I would pick up a large repair patch and cut a circle just bigger than the tear and apply that to...
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    played with the j-bend a while back.. hence my...

    played with the j-bend a while back.. hence my starting this thread. I got away from it, and have been using a becket in an atypical fashion (story for another thread).

    Recently tried the j-bend...
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    I went from a gaggle of tarps.. doors, no doors,...

    I went from a gaggle of tarps.. doors, no doors, asyms, 11's, 12's, poles, no poles... to just two (and truth is, if I wanted to carry a few extra ounces all the time, I could be down to one). Both...
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    I did 12' tarps for a few seasons and ultimately...

    I did 12' tarps for a few seasons and ultimately went back to 11'
    It was nice to have space to roam around, but it proved to be more work and compromise than I expected.
  15. Tons of places to choose from once you set that...

    Tons of places to choose from once you set that radius at 100 miles..

    Harriman has been mentioned. The Catskills 35's are within striking range going north.
    Stokes, Ringwood, Kittatiny, Abram...
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    I am in the NE and use the HG 20F as my winter...

    I am in the NE and use the HG 20F as my winter quilt... been to the mid-teens more than once. Stacking would be a added bonus. Just be sure to try setting it up while at home..
  17. Thread: Underquilt

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    Preference for Premium or Econ?

    Preference for Premium or Econ?
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    You are correct..

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190710/490b5c3b4af0bdfe24e3d60a79f81dd1.jpg

    Tarp corner in porch mode. Shock cord over a length of carbon fiber shaft that is inserted in...
  19. Shock cord... Both of my tarps are DCF, so...

    Shock cord... Both of my tarps are DCF, so really no need for shock cord for tensioning purposes. I bought one of the tarps from a member here and there were small loops of 3/32" shock cord doubled...
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    Poll: I'd be interested in this.. I have time off in...

    I'd be interested in this.. I have time off in July & August. I have two trips planned for Sept, but both are group hangs of 40+ people... they wouldn't miss me if I did something else
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    I still love my 1.6 Hyper D hammock and am about...

    I still love my 1.6 Hyper D hammock and am about to sew a second one. I don't know that I would choose Monolite if it were my only hammock, but it sure is a comfortable nights sleep. Which truly...
  22. Why the Z-Line? two reasons... - Micro cord,...

    Why the Z-Line? two reasons...

    - Micro cord, in the lengths I need for tarp tie outs, will tangle if you even look at it. Z-Line is stiff.. not prone to tangle at all.

    - Plays nicer with...
  23. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    NU25.. Been using it for the past few months and...

    NU25.. Been using it for the past few months and I am quite happy. Already carry a batter bank so I ditched the AA battery and the fiddle factor of finding and changing should the old battery die. ...
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    hmmmm.... lesson learned I suppose. pocket...

    hmmmm.... lesson learned I suppose. pocket knife likely not the culprit, but the stakes. Curious why you slept with stakes.

    Your post count has nothing to do with.. well.. anything. Not sure...
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    If you leave your tarps ridgeline attached and...

    If you leave your tarps ridgeline attached and inside the snake skin, the skin can come completely off the tarp but dangle on the ridgeline. When you're setting up, snake the ridgeline through the...
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    I would retire that hammock. Tenacious Tape will...

    I would retire that hammock. Tenacious Tape will cover the holes, but won't provide any lateral support the hammock fabric. I wouldn't get a good nights sleep knowing those tears are there and the...
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    Ah... the joy and anguish of a Monolite hammock!!...

    Ah... the joy and anguish of a Monolite hammock!!

    I found that when using q 3/4 quilt I can see/feel that same gap.

    The solution is to keep the end cinch on the quilt quite loose and...
  28. Though I don't use adjustable RL's any longer, I...

    Though I don't use adjustable RL's any longer, I agree that the ucr worked better for me than the whoopie style. I've yet to have a problem with zingit for the RL. I've never overstressed it, so...
  29. Agreed.. however, GeneH is a ground-dweller and...

    Agreed.. however, GeneH is a ground-dweller and is looking to have a huge amount of versatility with how he pitches the tarp... One day those patches might be off to one side and the next day he...
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    Another vote for 1.75 Zingit. Split 12' RL's...

    Another vote for 1.75 Zingit. Split 12' RL's with a diamond knot spliced-eye at the tree end and mini ucrs at the hammock end. Tried Fleaz at the tarp end and found them too fiddly.

    Can't...
  31. Thread: Cost to go UL

    by MikekiM
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    I feel better.. I came into the trail after that...

    I feel better.. I came into the trail after that point..



    And there you have it... some things, like your gravity kit, will be non-negotiable (and I admit, really cool). Upside exceeds...
  32. From what I am learning about how you'll use your...

    From what I am learning about how you'll use your kit... no downside to adding the extra points.. bit of weight maybe, but that's it. Seam seal them if they leak.
  33. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    I must have walked right by that... Never saw it....

    I must have walked right by that... Never saw it. I would have left that there as well.

    I walked right past the wooden tic tac toe board too..
  34. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    That's how I feel about a 20+ pack!! You've...

    That's how I feel about a 20+ pack!!

    You've shared much of your gear over the years and I've taken a good number of tips from you. I recall you were using the Superfly for a while. My Superfly...
  35. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    I thought breaking the 20# mark would help me...

    I thought breaking the 20# mark would help me keep up with cmoulder.. and I still can't do it. Keep up that is.

    We recently did four days on the Laurel Highlands trail.. I left the car with a...
  36. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    Hey Hodad.. you can shave $5 off that kit with...

    Hey Hodad.. you can shave $5 off that kit with GSI plastic long spoon.. or the Walmart version.. or the REI version. It's under $2, easily reaches to the bottom of freeze dried meal bags, weighs...
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    Yup.. no worries. Good luck! I love the half...

    Yup.. no worries. Good luck!

    I love the half bug net but use a net so infrequently that making one that I could swap between multiple hammocks or leave off all together, was a perfect solution...
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    Looks like we worked out a multi way deal. My...

    Looks like we worked out a multi way deal. My pack is going to Smoov and Rex's pack is coming to me.

    Thank you all and thank you HammockForums!!

    M
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    Sewn on...as with the original Half Wit. I...

    Sewn on...as with the original Half Wit.

    I just made one with a fully removable half wit bug net, in 1.0 Monolite
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    I don't want to upset the Apple cart here.. but...

    I don't want to upset the Apple cart here.. but I have a green Nero that I'd sell for what I paid.. $155 and would love a black one to match my Arc Blast. If there were a three way deal that could...
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    I have a single layer 11' hammock in 1.2 Robic...

    I have a single layer 11' hammock in 1.2 Robic with a Half Wit style bug net on 0.50 nano noseeum.

    It's orange though.

    If you have any interest and want to discuss details.. let me know.

    ...
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
  43. That works!! It's going to be a light duty...

    That works!! It's going to be a light duty shackle, but fully functional. Nice work.

    Try that whipping knot slider.. you won't have issue with it potentially sliding off the loop.
  44. I have NEVER had a diamond knot slip out of the...

    I have NEVER had a diamond knot slip out of the loop.. ever. Regardless of the size or materials used for the diamond or the loop. And I hang on those button knots all the time.

    Put the...
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    What kind of fabric do you have?

    What kind of fabric do you have?
  46. One of our members bought or made a tarp that...

    One of our members bought or made a tarp that covered him and his wife in tandem hammocks.. not sure of the details, but I'll find out what I can. He called the Taj Mahal.
  47. Nice!! Not sure how big you made them or what...

    Nice!!

    Not sure how big you made them or what cordage you used, but if you add a simple locked slider, a bead or a celtic button knot to the loop end you have a very usable soft shackle. Place...
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    That makes sense... Silk Worms.. Yes, often...

    That makes sense...

    Silk Worms.. Yes, often overlooked. I made a bunch of tarps over the years and never gave the silk worms a thought. Might have hampered my ability to sell them later on had...
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    I don't understand the need for hook worms as a...

    I don't understand the need for hook worms as a way to flip the tarp over to the other side. With tarp worms, you flip the tarp side over and drop
    that sides guy line over the stakes on the other...
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    This ^^^^ is one of the reasons I moved away from...

    This ^^^^ is one of the reasons I moved away from 12' tarps. No doubt they were caverns, but tree selection became so critical, the trade off wasn't worth it. At this point, I have two tarps, both...
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