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    ...on second thought... For camping... Gear...

    ...on second thought...
    For camping...
    Gear hammocks are great...love using them...(under the same tarp)
    So...for day time use, whenever needed, when its really hot, one can enjoy
    a lite weight,...
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    ...cool. From my limited experience, the...

    ...cool.

    From my limited experience, the weaved ones have more stretch..bounce..., so i felt more on a cloud...more weightless body.
    It is fun, but for a whole night sleep, i preferred the...
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    This is SO COOL. Thank you so much!

    This is SO COOL.
    Thank you so much!
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    Love it!!!...moving... Thanks

    Love it!!!...moving...
    Thanks
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    ...i might have missed something, on this thread,...

    ...i might have missed something, on this thread, but no one mentions net style of weaving hammocks... Like Mayan... Mexican...etc ...for better ventilation in hot/humid weather??

    176478
    ...
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    Well done!!!

    Well done!!!
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    automatic-hammock-rocker ...

    automatic-hammock-rocker

    https://www.boatstogo.com/automatic-hammock-rocker.asp
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    Great info man. thanks a lot. i/we need a way...

    Great info man. thanks a lot.

    i/we need a way to fall asleep, while being rocked.
    So self rocking, as nice and simple as it is, is not the end game
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    Thank you friend. here is another thought -...

    Thank you friend.

    here is another thought -
    if you have a row of snaps along the bottom edges of the tarp,
    you can have a, say, +8 inch wide, extension strip, to snap it on the wind side,...
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    It is suggested as having one more (simple to...

    It is suggested as having one more (simple to execute) option, in certain situations (as mentioned), as per user preference. (be it raging wind, causing side rain, only dew, etc).

    plus...NO EXTRA...
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    Thank you friend. i also love the open view (my...

    Thank you friend.
    i also love the open view (my current tarp is transparent and i love it!!).
    my current sock has windows.
    also i dont pull it closed if it is not cold, so i have 360 view.
    so...
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    Thank you friend. I am already experimenting 2...

    Thank you friend.

    I am already experimenting 2 years with different sock layers, and i love it !!! (no claustro..).
    i have 2 breathable thin material layers, plus mylar layer - amazing for wind,...
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    CONVERT your TARP into a SOCK. (dual use)

    I am sure some of you have already fiddled with this...

    How? (suggested rough design)
    -Add snaps along the bottom edges of the tarp, every 1.5-2 feet.
    -Add a cinch cord on the sides, (with...
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    Thank you Prof. ....more feedback please. ...

    Thank you Prof.

    ....more feedback please.

    have someone heavy sit on the hammock, while you are watching
    the loose MSH for any signs of slipping...sliding...flipping...coming undone..
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    PICS FOR CLARITY

    PICS FOR CLARITY

    Here is how it looks:

    This one is WS ON the Toggle. The distance between stress points on the toggle
    is about 30 mm, so it can break:

    131671

    This one is with WS on the...
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    Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for...

    Thank you for your kindness.

    Thank you for sharing feedback.
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    Hi friend check this vid, about 3 minutes from...

    Hi friend

    check this vid, about 3 minutes from the beggining.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUfGqudl_8

    works great, i have been using it for years.
    Gives you peace of mind.
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    How to tighten a marlin spike hitch

    How to tighten a marlin spike hitch- Re thinking

    Hi

    I used to insert the toggle , pull the tree hugger tight, and ONLY then, put the woopie over
    the knot.

    Last year, i started to:
    insert...
  19. Hi Questions about the summer sock: 1) Will i...

    Hi

    Questions about the summer sock:
    1) Will i be able to rotate the sock 180 degrees, so the Argon is on top and the mesh is completely at the bottom, for wind or dew protection, from top?

    (I...
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    Sticky: cooked boil potatoes ...some people suggest...

    cooked boil potatoes

    ...some people suggest cooked boil potatoes, instead of rocks.
    they are supposed to hold heat for quite a long time.
    i have not tried it.

    Some even suggest cooking the...
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    Sticky: BIG HOT ROCKS hi guys. i also love the hot...

    BIG HOT ROCKS

    hi guys.

    i also love the hot bottle trick.
    been using it for years.

    i am usually using a klean Kanteen, stainless steel bottle, boiling water in it, over fire, and then...
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    On second thought : Somehow, intuitively, i...

    On second thought :

    Somehow, intuitively, i thought, that the suggested addition,
    will increase flexibility, of the device.

    But now i am thinking that with speed regulation, provided,
    plus,...
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    On second thought : Somehow, intuitively, i...

    On second thought :

    Somehow, intuitively, i thought, that the suggested addition,
    will increase flexibility, of the device.

    But now i am thinking that with speed regulation, provided,
    plus,...
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    hi guys here is a rocking device which...

    hi guys



    here is a rocking device which seems to work (at least for a bridge hammock)

    http://www.boatstogo.com/hammock-rocker-swing.asp

    i have an additional rough idea :
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    hi guys i guess all the lazy guys fell asleep...

    hi guys

    i guess all the lazy guys fell asleep on the subject..?

    here is a device which seems to work(at least for a bridge hammock)

    http://www.boatstogo.com/hammock-rocker-swing.asp

    i...
  26. Thanks. Yes, i have seen snakes do stuff, in the...

    Thanks.
    Yes, i have seen snakes do stuff, in the forest, but it wasn't in America, and i am quite ignorant about them.
    ...And I don't want to bring fear where it doesn't exit.
    Fear is million...
  27. Update i have tested my idea, and it is not...

    Update

    i have tested my idea, and it is not the way i pictured it.

    this is the way it works for me:

    I lay in.
    I slide the feet side up to above my chest.
    Then i spread down the head side...
  28. Nice !, friend. :D ....o.k. , So, with...

    Nice !, friend. :D


    ....o.k. , So, with supportive witnessing here, i was able to convince myself that 2 piece is they way to go, for me.

    Now, how do we improve on the air/bug tightness,...
  29. The more i think about it, the more clear it...

    The more i think about it, the more clear it becomes to me, that the 2P is much more user friendly, mainly because of the ease,
    with which you can shift between open sky, and closed hood, mods.
    ...
  30. Another plus for the 2P, is that in the morning,...

    Another plus for the 2P, is that in the morning, when you wake up, no need to get up, to get a "360" view of nature around. (if the tarp is not in the way) :rolleyes: and that's huge! Peak moment of...
  31. Thanks. If you have 2 single size, duvet...

    Thanks.

    If you have 2 single size, duvet covers, it is so easy to set up a test.

    I have been using the 2 piece set up, daily, for over 2 months now, indoors, and I am very happy with it....
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    I have just started a new thread about 1 piece vs...

    I have just started a new thread about 1 piece vs 2 piece sock set up discussion, here :

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/119993-1-Piece-VS-2-Piece-weather-sock-set-up-discussion
  33. 1 Piece VS 2 Piece, weather sock set up, discussion

    :cool:1 Piece VS 2 Piece, weather sock set up, discussion

    ...continue from other post about a 5 min DIY 2 piece, duvet cover weather sock:

    ...
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    Hi friend. Visual: Imagine having 2...

    Hi friend.

    Visual:

    Imagine having 2 curtains, one on each side of the hammock, sliding along the ridge line, towards the middle, for closing.

    And these curtains are actually, each one, a...
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    5 minutes, cheap, DIY weather sock

    5 minutes, cheap, DIY weather sock

    Take 2, "single size" (5 feet wide), duvet covers. (that you might have at home).
    (The opening should be on the narrow side).

    Use a seam opener to open 2...
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    thank you

    thank you
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    thanks man no condensation, not even a little,...

    thanks man
    no condensation, not even a little, though it was very damp at times
    and rainy.
    not sure why.
    maybe because the fabric is really light, plus the windows.
    or maybe it was not cold...
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    2 leyer weather sock with multi uses

    2 leyer weather sock with multi uses


    hi guys

    just came back from a 3 month camping trip in Europe and India.

    i have never used a sawing machine before, but for this trip i bought one, and...
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    how to fix a tear in a Brazilian hammock?

    how to fix a tear in a Brazilian hammock?

    hi.
    i`ve got a 3 inch tear (see photo) , across the side portion of my cotton Brazilian hammock, near where my elbow rests, when i sleep.

    its not a...
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    Sticky: just came back from 1.5 months of living in the...

    just came back from 1.5 months of living in the forest. the single most useful item i had was my 27 oz stainless steel klean kanteen bottle, in its bubble wrap/Mylar (Reflectix ) DIY double cozy,...
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    Sticky: hot water, and hot rocks

    as i don't carry any quilt, i use here both hot water, in my source blue collapsible bottle, as well as hot rocks, which i heated on top of this make shift stove.
    in the middle of the night, i...
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    Sticky: i started using my new 0.75 L Source collapsible...

    i started using my new 0.75 L Source collapsible bottle. ("Liquitainer").
    http://www.amazon.com/Source-Outdoor...QSH00F7PCR53V9
    as a water bottle and a hot bottle.
    my impression so far is good....
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    : ) thanks

    : ) thanks
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    Sticky: 84630 i did use one last night. :) (my klean...

    84630

    i did use one last night. :)
    (my klean canteen)
    was considering not to, but did not regret it.
    (i have no UQ, just a pad)

    nothing like waking up naturally, in the woods, after...
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    Sticky: got the 0.75 L Source collapsible bottle....

    got the 0.75 L Source collapsible bottle. ("Liquitainer").
    it looks more durable than my platypus soft bottle, and more stable.
    haven't tried it yet with hot water though.
    plan to do a few trails...
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    pallet base hammock stand

    hi

    this is a 'pallet base', free standing, hammock stand, that i made for my home, since i can't anchor my hammock to the walls and ceiling.
    the goal was to build a free standing stand, with...
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    thanks. i do have a whoopie style ridgeline, but...

    thanks.
    i do have a whoopie style ridgeline, but it is locked under the tight whoopie that is doubly larks-head looped to the hammock end.
    that means that every time i want to change the RL...
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    Few monopod hangs pics

    These are just few monopod hang pics from my small, no ridgline hammock, with long monopods. So no problem here. (The ridgline you see is just a rope that keeps the structure from collapsing, when...
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    Having reconsidered it virtually, this is what I...

    Having reconsidered it virtually, this is what I came up with :
    Actually, normally when the hammock sags under your weight, by pulling the monopods closer, the angle will not change do to the fixed...
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    got it. i like the idea. i will ponder what is...

    got it.
    i like the idea.
    i will ponder what is the best way to implement it, in my case.
    one thing coming to mind is that when i disconnect the ridgeline and then adjust the monopod, i loose the...
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