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  1. I agree with the sentiment here, and confirm that...

    I agree with the sentiment here, and confirm that my nights have gotten warmer since loosening up the cinching on the ends. I knew not to have it too tight, but looser than I would have thought has...
  2. A backup netless hammock is small and light...

    A backup netless hammock is small and light enough to be an option, in my opinion and experience. Backup or make-shift suspension can also be pretty straight-forward.
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    Actually, I just had a better idea. I am going...

    Actually, I just had a better idea. I am going to try to hand stitch a couple of small rare-earth magnets into the ends of the ribbons. Much less worry about damaging the netting, I think. This...
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    This was my thought, as well. After catching...

    This was my thought, as well. After catching them in the zipper 90% of the time on my Eldorado, I am going to hand stitch the two ribbons to each other through the bug net. My first concern was...
  5. Thanks, as always, for the fantastic trip report....

    Thanks, as always, for the fantastic trip report. I love the Snowbank, Disappointment, Parent area, though I've only done it by canoe, not hiking. It was my daughter's first BWCA experience.
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    Fantastic looking setup, Peppy!

    Fantastic looking setup, Peppy!
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    I still use a ridgeline organizer for the small...

    I still use a ridgeline organizer for the small stuff that I want readily accessible, but the combination of a DH Gear Sling (for bigger stuff inside the hammock) and the KitsapCowboy gear hammock...
  8. True story. There are so many ways to solve for...

    True story. There are so many ways to solve for suspensions.
  9. I can't speak to the breaking strength of the StS...

    I can't speak to the breaking strength of the StS straps or buckle, but functionally, your proposed approach is not really that different than the Lawson LoopDLoops I've been using (and loving) for...
  10. FS: I'll take it...DH gear sling

    I'll take it...DH gear sling
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    FS: I'll take it

    I'll take it
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    I have tarps in both silpoly and silnylon, and...

    I have tarps in both silpoly and silnylon, and while the low stretch and low water absorption are nice, I opted for the durability of the silnylon on the superfly I just ordered. I may regret the...
  13. I recently had to set up a tarp for my buddy with...

    I recently had to set up a tarp for my buddy with no hardware. Clove hitch at the stake. Line is larksheaded to the tarp D-ring. Couldn't have been quicker or easier, and lines stayed with the...
  14. Agreed, excellent video. Thank you for sharing. ...

    Agreed, excellent video. Thank you for sharing. I was in the BWCA along the Gunflint Trail, and know exactly what you mean about lucking out with the [lack of] rain. Cool weather, no bugs,...
  15. I've been using 6' tree huggers and 6' UCRs from...

    I've been using 6' tree huggers and 6' UCRs from day 1. The only time I had an issue was when the trees were a little too close together, and I had to swap out one UCR for a short dogbone.
  16. I use a garden sprayer, and have done both (hang...

    I use a garden sprayer, and have done both (hang hammock and spray on a non-windy day, and lay on top of a ground sheet and spray the hammock when I do my other clothing and gear).
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    I love the GZ fan! I've been using it for the...

    I love the GZ fan! I've been using it for the past few years, and just picked up another one for $10 at Backcountry.

    https://www.backcountry.com/goal-zero-fan-tool

    I would echo all the...
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    Maybe? But that has not been my experience. I...

    Maybe? But that has not been my experience. I have viewed quilt "rigidity" as more a function of fabric stiffness and/or baffle overstuffing. Are you tucking the quilt around you?




    Perhaps...
  19. I was referring to the example with the pvc. At...

    I was referring to the example with the pvc. At some point, for a given length of spreader bar and material strength, the RL will pull on, and collapse the spreader bar inward. Your example of...
  20. I am curious to know whether anyone has done any...

    I am curious to know whether anyone has done any testing (for strength and/or comfort) along the GE-Bridge hybrid continuum. Surely, at some point, not too far down the spectrum, the viability of...
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    Glad to see the DIY solution held up in practice....

    Glad to see the DIY solution held up in practice. Again, nice work! The first couple of grommets may well suit your every-season needs, but don't amputate until you know for sure.
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    Thanks, Dutch. Sounds like the 1.6 is not going...

    Thanks, Dutch. Sounds like the 1.6 is not going away, then? Glad to hear it. I do like "cottonier"; both the hand of the fabric, and the use of the word. :laugh:
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    My trigger finger is itching, but what's the...

    My trigger finger is itching, but what's the scoop on the 1.7 vs the Hexon 1.6 we all know and love?
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    Beautiful piece of kit. I see, now, why you've...

    Beautiful piece of kit. I see, now, why you've become such an advocate.
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    Agreed

    Agreed
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    That DOES look perfect! Glad to see that work...

    That DOES look perfect! Glad to see that work out so well.
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    Great solution, and equally great execution,...

    Great solution, and equally great execution, SteveE! I would think the intersection angle and tarp tension would keep the poles in place, but field experience will tell you more than I could guess...
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    Thank you for going to the effort! It is quite...

    Thank you for going to the effort! It is quite impressive to see the difference with the various configurations on the same tarp. All of the close-ups are much appreciated. Clearly, the three-pole...
  29. Thread: Winter Tarp

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    Amen to that.

    Amen to that.
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    Yessir, I see your point, and why you needed...

    Yessir, I see your point, and why you needed longer pole sections. I must reissue my statement to say that ...I'd prefer a little too loose to way too tight... :laugh:

    That UGQ diagram for the...
  31. Thread: finally...

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    171708 Still waiting for anything here...

    171708

    Still waiting for anything here...
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    This is a fantastic idea...and would be required...

    This is a fantastic idea...and would be required for the center pole only, and then only on one side, yes? Adjust the tension, seasonally or otherwise, on the side poles by simply moving the tie-off...
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    I have not seen anything, but may have just...

    I have not seen anything, but may have just missed it...has anyone tried to modify a wasp to release more easily? That's about where I am at, and would appreciate any tips or suggestions (even if it...
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    As mentioned, venting a 0* UQ can work, but the...

    As mentioned, venting a 0* UQ can work, but the other consideration is that it is a lot of extra bulk to carry when you don't need it.

    And, really, what hobby isn't a money pit?
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    I'd appreciate seeing it, and I know I'm not...

    I'd appreciate seeing it, and I know I'm not alone. Thanks!
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    For me, it depends on how I'm feeling at the...

    For me, it depends on how I'm feeling at the moment. Sometimes I uncover my feet or legs, sometimes I vent or uncover my neck or chest. Given the temps you indicated, the 0* UQ, and the down...
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    I started out with two 7' huggers, but switched...

    I started out with two 7' huggers, but switched to two 6', or a 5' and a 6' for those shorter hangs. One hugger loop through the other, and larks head my UCRs to the free hugger loop, and manage...
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    :scared: Sweet, fancy, Moses! ...

    :scared: Sweet, fancy, Moses! Game...Ballpark...that's not even the same sport!
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    In the several years that I've been using them,...

    In the several years that I've been using them, on both tarps and tents, and for the last few years with 2mm Glowire, I've never had a problem. I was perhaps most concerned in the winter, when...
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    I like the clove hitch idea for the handle. As...

    I like the clove hitch idea for the handle. As mentioned, it's a non-issue for the highwayman's hitch in that you're not pulling anything all the way out from under the deadman, but I do like that...
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    I did exactly the same thing. I'm wondering...

    I did exactly the same thing. I'm wondering whether I'll think the extra length is too cumbersome at some point, or whether the bowlines will interfere with anything, but without having to pull the...
  42. Thanks for the continued inspiration and...

    Thanks for the continued inspiration and information; invaluable how-to's, even as we all find our own twist on things. The Kahtoolas...did you manage to find that magic size that fits both the...
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    Both my 20* and 0* are wide with sewn footboxes,...

    Both my 20* and 0* are wide with sewn footboxes, and I wouldn't have it any other way. My summer quilts, on the other hand, are regular width and drawstring footbox. Your preference can be based on...
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    Thanks for sharing the great video. I agree...

    Thanks for sharing the great video. I agree about the self-shooting, and found myself thinking about how many extra steps and time it added for you. Look forward to watching some of your other...
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    I've been looking at this same setup and...

    I've been looking at this same setup and wondering the same thing. My thought is that of course you could pull the doors out further, but it may require the sides to be brought in a bit. It seems...
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    Couldn't agree more. Thanks again, hutzelbein!

    Couldn't agree more. Thanks again, hutzelbein!
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    Thank you for reposting those pictures, Peppy. I...

    Thank you for reposting those pictures, Peppy. I hadn't seen SLD's wall shelf, and was curious to know what it looked like. Worth a thousand words, as they say.
  48. Given the cost of those sea to summits, I would...

    Given the cost of those sea to summits, I would not even think of it.
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    I've put both of mine in the same sack, as well. ...

    I've put both of mine in the same sack, as well. It occurs to me that since I've got another eVent sack, I may gain some flexibility/pliability by only putting one quilt in each sack. That will be...
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    Thanks for sharing. This is good for helping to...

    Thanks for sharing. This is good for helping to visualize my own pack load. I'm impressed you got that all into a 40l pack, but then, I've got a lot of work to do to get my pack size down.
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