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  1. Thread: Gear Hammocks

    by MikekiM
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    I have a few options that might work for you.. ...

    I have a few options that might work for you..

    AHE Hammock Bushman Chair.. double duty as a hammock chair and gear hammock.

    Zippered Gear hammock... I have to look at it to see who made it. ...
  2. My straps are my only suspension.. always...

    My straps are my only suspension.. always separate.

    I use a zippered cuben taco sack to hold straps, stakes and some extra cordage.
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    Click the pic for more... And dig around through...

    Click the pic for more... And dig around through my folders for the build pics of the RBTR Hex 12 I made at the same time, as well as a couple of Asyms I made using RBTR fabric...
    ...
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    Exactly what I do... except I use split RLs that...

    Exactly what I do... except I use split RLs that get rolled in with the guy lines, leaving the tree end loose to wrap around the tarp. Once the sleeve is on, I release one end of the RL from a tree...
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    Wonder what cordage they were using... strong...

    Wonder what cordage they were using... strong stuff to hold a moose captive.
  6. Another vote for the Evo Loop. or Phantoms...

    Another vote for the Evo Loop. or Phantoms Grappler Hitch. Easy to make, easy to use wet, cold and blind, and they are lite.
  7. Let the real fun begin!! Get out in the woods...

    Let the real fun begin!! Get out in the woods and enjoy the fruits of your labor!!
  8. 40/30/20 underquilts.. the 40 is a 3/4. I bough...

    40/30/20 underquilts.. the 40 is a 3/4. I bough the 30 full length with the intention of swapping the 20 for a 10. In due time.

    55/40/20 topquilts.. Those are keepers.

    My lowest temp was...
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    I guess I am pretty lucky... At home I sleep...

    I guess I am pretty lucky...

    At home I sleep 50% of the time on my side and the rest on my back. I could sleep on my back the entire night without moving.. Done it. My cat would climb on my...
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    LOL.. Those were just bait! First step,...

    LOL.. Those were just bait!

    First step, done.

    Just added the 'aka Extra' to my profile.. That might be good enough..
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    WTT: DWG Hook Worms for Silk Worms

    I have an abundance of Dutch Hook Worms and would like to trade a few for Silk Worms. Only need 2 or 3 at most.

    Thanks in advance!!
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    I'm wanted in only 22 states... To your...

    I'm wanted in only 22 states... To your advantage!

    Maybe I should switch to MikekiM Extra.. or Extra MikekiM.. or Phantom MikekiM.. or...


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    Thank you! I knew it had been done in the past...

    Thank you! I knew it had been done in the past just couldn't figure out how!


    Will do.. thank you!!


    I'm flattered.. thank you.

    I've been trying to figure out how make that very...
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    Change User Name?

    I'd like to change my user name and don't see a way to do so in the settings. Is there a secret handshake I need to know?

    Do tell...
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    No... there hasn't been anyone else in my...

    No... there hasn't been anyone else in my hammock. This was one of the cottage vendors who posted a vid a while back.

    At first, I thought my sewing had something to do with it, but clearly my...
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    Superb input.. thank you.

    Superb input.. thank you.
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    Absolutely agree... I don't know enough about...

    Absolutely agree... I don't know enough about the science of DCF.. but I do know that regardless of how well I wiped and shook, I still carried nearly 10 oz of water weight somewhere in that rig.
    ...
  18. I keep the collars pretty loose. Haven't seen...

    I keep the collars pretty loose. Haven't seen issue with the down migrating, but I do shake it before and after every setup, unless it's raining. Also I don't bother with the asym fit on the...
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    Nothing in my pockets.. back pockets on my...

    Nothing in my pockets.. back pockets on my shorts are velcro closure. Front pockets were empty other than my flat wallet with ID.



    Me and my hiking partner went out to get it.. The gent...
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    Monolite Carnage

    Out this weekend for an overnighter.. with a little under ten miles done, most of which was in the rain, we made camp with the intention to do another 10-ish on Sunday.

    Set up everything, had a...
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    I just did the same thing.. figured since...

    I just did the same thing.. figured since cmoulder and I were out in the same rain, it would eliminate at least one variable.

    I weighed the HG 12' DCF Standard with doors, four ZPacks Z-Line...
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    I go the easy route.. When Apple sends me...

    I go the easy route..

    When Apple sends me that notice to update to the next IOS, I don't second guess them... they know more than I do, so I do the update.

    None of my quilts have additional...
  23. Thread: Type of pad

    by MikekiM
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    I used a CCF pad early on, but quickly found it...

    I used a CCF pad early on, but quickly found it was too challenging to keep in one place, made me sweat profusely and was far too narrow. I did mod the pad to make the shoulder end wider.. but...
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    I think the short cordage and hence shorter bury...

    I think the short cordage and hence shorter bury solves the mystery of why this loop failed, and possibly the other failure we saw from the same manufacturer. Two inches of bury per leg missing from...
  25. It is my experience, and likely that of many...

    It is my experience, and likely that of many others here, that suspensions (and hammocks, and tarps and...) will change many times as you try different options, new ideas evolve and your style &...
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    Update... Received word from Harry @ HG that...

    Update...

    Received word from Harry @ HG that after inspecting the Palace, they found a pin hole in the ridge. They repaired it, no charge. I should have it in my hands tomorrow.

    Now that's...
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    BOOM! What JB said ^^^^^

    BOOM! What JB said ^^^^^
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    I have a few extra CL's... not being used. ...

    I have a few extra CL's... not being used. Shoot me a PM if you want a pair. I probably have 7/64 Amsteel, Dynaglide and NE Rope..

    I make them using the locked brummel. No way they are coming...
  29. I thought you were going to say something about...

    I thought you were going to say something about camel testicles...

    That guy was nuts...

    [emoji1787]


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  30. I apologize.. I didn't understand... This is...

    I apologize.. I didn't understand...

    This is what is being suggested, only I use a button knot where you're using the Beetle Buckle. Go here for more pictures...
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  31. This would be my choice... Clean camp is...

    This would be my choice...

    Clean camp is paramount. Don't give them reason to hang around. I used to carry a small air horn instead of bear spray.. double duty item. Black bears are not...
  32. Can't help with the Beetle Buckles.. I'm a...

    Can't help with the Beetle Buckles.. I'm a no-hardware evangelist.

    Instead of the Dutch Clips, a simple and reliable substitute at the tree end is a soft shackle, Evo Loop or Grapplers Hitch. ...
  33. I've switched all of my tarp ridge lines to the...

    I've switched all of my tarp ridge lines to the double zingit / lashit loop with button knot as shown above.
  34. I have the 1.9 kevlar set that I have used only...

    I have the 1.9 kevlar set that I have used only once. With as much 2.2 as I now have, there is some kind of magnetic attraction that leads me to them every time I hang. In any event.. I don't get...
  35. I have three unused Costco Down Throws.. Not...

    I have three unused Costco Down Throws..

    Not sure about shipping to you though.. if you want to explore the idea, PM me.
  36. Thread: Microspikes

    by MikekiM
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    Thanks Deb. Still need them, but I'll close this...

    Thanks Deb. Still need them, but I'll close this thread and sit tight for a bit.
  37. FS: Good morning all... This lottery closed as of...

    Good morning all...

    This lottery closed as of midnight on Monday. One member, Modad2010, posted after the close and was not included in the random number generation.. Modad2010, Please feel free...
  38. FS: I am told that the hardware in Bundle #1 contains...

    I am told that the hardware in Bundle #1 contains Cinch Bugs not Beetle Buckles.. I apologize. As noted in the OP, I don't use hardware, so I am not intimately connected to these pieces.

    If...
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    Jeff has come up with some good stuff.. but this...

    Jeff has come up with some good stuff.. but this setup has been around for longer than him...

    Grizz, Jaxx, BoneFire all had something similar, before Jeff, although he did add the prussik handle...
  40. FS: PIF Gear bundles, Round IV ~ Limited time! Keeping Sqidmark on the trail...

    PIF Gear bundles, Round IV ~ Limited time! Keeping Sqidmark on the trail...


    Last year we lost one of our forum members who I was close to. Sqidmark was a long time member, and friend and shared...
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    I have it... PM me your address...

    I have it... PM me your address...
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    Yep... you're hooked. Nice job and I have to...

    Yep... you're hooked.

    Nice job and I have to say I love the color!!
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    nice... I played with this same setup a few...

    nice...

    I played with this same setup a few years ago. It was the one instance where Dyneema tree straps were actually an advantage because their tendency to bunch up into a rope allowed the...
  44. Although I do HATE prussiks, in this case I bite...

    Although I do HATE prussiks, in this case I bite the bullet.

    Being able to adjust the location of the mitten hook is paramount.. for the Phoenix, the hooks needs to be slid closer to the head...
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    ^^^^^ Almost what I did... I had both one and two...

    ^^^^^ Almost what I did... I had both one and two piece DCF skins before finally going to a one piece mesh for both tarps.
  46. 2.2 is pretty much unobtainable.. I scored a...

    2.2 is pretty much unobtainable.. I scored a good amount of it in raw form. from a member.. so I'm good for a pretty long while. I've given up interest in the dyneema options mainly because of...
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    I've done more hammocks than I can count... ...

    I've done more hammocks than I can count...

    Standard with noseeum is fine for a an XL hammock. Once your hammock is done, end gather and ridge line are finished, suspend the hammock inside out...
  48. I did a full season on dynaglide ucrs.. moved...

    I did a full season on dynaglide ucrs.. moved away from them long before the end of their usable life (to the 12' kevlar straps and a simple becket to dynaglide CL's). I still carry them in my kit...
  49. I'll second the Autumn Ultralight 1.9.. I use...

    I'll second the Autumn Ultralight 1.9.. I use them with Becket without issue.

    I have multiple sets of 2.2 kevlar as well and have been using that with the Becket hitch for longer than I can...
  50. Thread: Microspikes

    by MikekiM
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    Still looking Sent from my iPhone using...

    Still looking


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