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    I lost my tarp suspension on my last campout so...

    I lost my tarp suspension on my last campout so while I was replacing that, I decided to go ahead and go for the whoopie hook suspension as well.
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    I'll be the voice of dissent here -- I have a 11'...

    I'll be the voice of dissent here -- I have a 11' PolyD with a SRL and a 11' SF tarp. In the rain, it's very close -- to the point where I was not comfortable. That said, I am using traditional...
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    I'm using this same setup (except it's an 11'...

    I'm using this same setup (except it's an 11' Dutch PolyD) and find it takes a lot of fiddling to set it up right. Last weekend was my first time setting it up in the rain, and I got pretty...
  4. Ahh... *slaps forehead* now I get it. I didn't...

    Ahh... *slaps forehead* now I get it. I didn't think about the fact that you could move the loops. Somehow I got it in my head that the loops wouldn't move from hammock to hammock. This is a nice...
  5. With the MSH, I kept moving it from spot to spot...

    With the MSH, I kept moving it from spot to spot (as I hung different places). It was the multiple crimps that bothered me. (Also made it hard to neatly pack it away.)



    I think it's getting...
  6. I'm a fan -- I got to the buckles after multiple...

    I'm a fan -- I got to the buckles after multiple MSH's started crimping my webbing. I know it didn't hurt anything, but it just aggravated the OCD in me. :)

    But now having two adjustment points...
  7. Yeah, I get it. Unfortunately, that's too...

    Yeah, I get it.

    Unfortunately, that's too expensive of a route for me. With multiple hammocks, it just makes more sense for me to have one set of hooks.
  8. Ah, I see now -- it's just whether your hook is...

    Ah, I see now -- it's just whether your hook is in the loop or the sling. Seems like a toe-may-toe/toe-mah-toe thing.
  9. Is the hole big enough that you can thread the...

    Is the hole big enough that you can thread the hook onto it in loop form, or do you have to thread the hook on the amsteel before you create the loop?
  10. Thanks all -- not sure why I was worried. I was...

    Thanks all -- not sure why I was worried. I was concerned that there might be a special trick or "gotcha" to worry about, but it looks like that's not the case.
  11. Re-splicing an existing whoopie with a hook

    I apologize if this is already here somewhere, but a brief search didn't come up with anything. But I think this is probably something that has been discussed before.

    I'm wanting to convert from...
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    Yeah, I'm kind of in limbo right now because I'm...

    Yeah, I'm kind of in limbo right now because I'm still using dutch buckles and whoopie slings. I was getting ready to switch to whoopie hooks when speed hooks were first unveiled, so I held off. If...
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    Too late! :laugh:

    Too late!

    :laugh:
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    So glad to find this thread -- I was coming to...

    So glad to find this thread -- I was coming to post about a similar problem.

    I've been comfy as can be in my ENO DN, but switched to an 11' PolyD for the weight savings. However, I've been...
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    Update: So, as I mentioned, I did end up...

    Update:

    So, as I mentioned, I did end up stuffing my pluq with APEX. Here's some shots of it before:

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    (My PLUQ is a new-sew, gatefold style, which makes this a bit...
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    Thanks, all. I think for now, I'm going to try...

    Thanks, all. I think for now, I'm going to try and do what brino did and shove it between the layers of my PLUQ and see how it works next weekend. If it works well, I'll stick with that for now. ...
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    How to best use this chunk of APEX

    So, I've gotten a chunk (36" x 60") of 5oz Climashield APEX. My original plan was to use this to beef up my PLUQ so I could use it at lower temps. But the more I read about people doing that that,...
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    Sticky: To answer my own question, from the Nalgene site:...

    To answer my own question, from the Nalgene site:

    Everyday™ Tritan™ (aka Eastman Tritan™ copolyester)
    Max temperature: 100°C/212°F
    Min temperature: -40°C/-40°F

    HDPE
    Withstands temperatures...
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    Sticky: Looks like Nalgenes have changed since this...

    Looks like Nalgenes have changed since this thread was started. I'm seeing two different types of Nalgene 16 oz bottles at REI: the HDPE and the REI-branded Eastman Tritan copolyester. Anyone have...
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    Sticky: Does anyone still use the softsided nalgenes for...

    Does anyone still use the softsided nalgenes for this? With Just Jeff's recommendation (back in 2008!!), I was going to go this route but noticed lots of comments on the REI site about it leaking,...
  21. Thread: Keeping Warm

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    Was getting ready to post a similar thread so...

    Was getting ready to post a similar thread so glad to see this here already.

    I'm going to be camping this weekend and the temps in the N. Georgia mountains are expected to drop down to the...
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    I'm not using continuous loops -- I just removed...

    I'm not using continuous loops -- I just removed the wire-tie that came in the channel and then ran the non-adjustable end of my whoopie sling through the same spot and lark's headed it in place. I...
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    Yeah, I know that seemed a little strange, but I...

    Yeah, I know that seemed a little strange, but I noticed a couple of posts in this thread mentioning how comfortable it was laying that way, so I thought I'd check. Now I see it was Gqgeek81 posting...
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    Did you lie on the diagonal or inline?

    Did you lie on the diagonal or inline?
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    I seem to be the odd man out here. I finally got...

    I seem to be the odd man out here. I finally got around to hanging mine in the backyard this weekend and I'm having a hard time getting it dialed in correctly. My prior hammock was a ENO DN that I...
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    Sorry I couldn't make it up for this one -- my...

    Sorry I couldn't make it up for this one -- my kids are still young enough that their desire for Halloween candy overrides their desire to camp. Looks like it was a great time!
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    Hey there -- fellow Georgian here. Hope to run...

    Hey there -- fellow Georgian here. Hope to run into you at some hangs.
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    Ah, I misunderstood what he was saying about...

    Ah, I misunderstood what he was saying about working the splice out. I thought he meant working the backspliced end through the whoopie to free the end. Now I see. :)
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    So, I'm a little confused (since I don't have...

    So, I'm a little confused (since I don't have these guys in my hot little hands yet). Can you thread the hook on your amsteel that way? You obviously can't thread it through the eye, so is the...
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    Suddenly, Dutch's evil plan comes to light! ...

    Suddenly, Dutch's evil plan comes to light! :scared:

    Too funny -- I just dug back through my email history to see where I got my original whoopies from (since I couldn't remember how big they...
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    It's so funny reading that when it wasn't so long...

    It's so funny reading that when it wasn't so long ago that the whoopie sling was the mac-daddy of suspensions...
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    Great stuff! I'm taking some scouts camping next...

    Great stuff! I'm taking some scouts camping next weekend and for many of them it will be their first sub-freezing campout, so this is great info to pass along,
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    Thanks to all the answers on my slippage...

    Thanks to all the answers on my slippage question. Just got a new PolyD yesterday and while I'm going to fit it with my whoopies for now, I think I'll be switching to these once Dutch is able to get...
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    Question I saw asked but never answered (I...

    Question I saw asked but never answered (I apologize if it was and I just missed it).

    I have no doubt that these will hold under load, but I'm more concerned about how they hold when not loaded...
  35. Thread: Mason line

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    I use braided mason's line for my SF tie-outs...

    I use braided mason's line for my SF tie-outs (with shock cord tensioners). Knots aren't an issue since I keep them attached to the tarp and use Brandon's "wrap-around" method for attaching them to...
  36. Nice info and great info on the Climashield...

    Nice info and great info on the Climashield vendor, MidTNJohn.

    I've taken my new-sew PLUQ down to around 40°F with no problem. However, I'm planning for near freezing temps next month so I'm...
  37. I went through the exact same process as you a...

    I went through the exact same process as you a few months ago -- going back and forth on doors, no doors -- big with coverage, smaller but lighter, constantly trying to weigh the tradeoffs and stuck...
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    Ah, forgot about the water knot...

    Ah, forgot about the water knot -- that's perfect! I'll probably eventually get huggers, but considering how many suspensions I've tried (thinking that *THIS* one will be the last one I ever need),...
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    I need to order from Dutch more often – it seems...

    I need to order from Dutch more often – it seems that every time I do, something else new comes out! I’m driving innovation! :rolleyes:

    But seriously, I ordered a PolyD hammock yesterday and was...
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    Perfect! Order placed. :)

    Perfect! Order placed. :)
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    So happy to see the stealth colors on the PolyD...

    So happy to see the stealth colors on the PolyD -- I'm excited about cutting my current hammock's weight in half without sacrificing the feel.

    It says "cinched gathered end" -- is that stitched? ...
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    Sorry for the delay in responding -- been tied up...

    Sorry for the delay in responding -- been tied up with a move and haven't had much time.

    To answer your question: yes, it's real woobie, picked up at the Army Surplus store. I double-layered it,...
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    Ok, this has been bugging me for some time and...

    Ok, this has been bugging me for some time and this is as good a place as any to ask:

    Most everyone seems to be using either Permatex or Silnet for seam sealing. However, I have never seen anyone...
  44. I have to admit that I'm often a bit lazy about...

    I have to admit that I'm often a bit lazy about stringing up my gear hammock. More times than not, I'll simply lay it on the ground and put my gear on it. If rain is expected, I'll flop the sides...
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    Boy Scout Campout / Gear Test

    Not sure if this should be in the Trip Report section or not. It's more a gear report, but I’ll put it here and mods can move, as appropriate.

    This weekend I took the Boy Scouts to a Camporee at...
  46. I think it comes down to personal preference. ...

    I think it comes down to personal preference. Hanging on the suspension with a cover is one popular method, as is laying it beneath the hammock on a ground cloth. I'm a fan of the gear hammock,...
  47. Well, I lucked out -- the rain never came. Next...

    Well, I lucked out -- the rain never came. Next campout isn't until November, so I should have plenty of time to seal before then.

    Thanks for all the tips -- they should come in handy.
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    To pee, or not to pee, that is the question—...

    To pee, or not to pee, that is the question—
    Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
    The chill and dampness of outrageous weather,
    Or to hold back against a Sea of urges to go,
    And by opposing,...
  49. Decided to wait it out -- working today and...

    Decided to wait it out -- working today and travelling tonight. Will pitch low for the storms and see how it goes.

    And thanks for your video -- looking forward to using your technique when I...
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    Really looking forward to a possible synth...

    Really looking forward to a possible synth (cheaper?) version. As much as I'd love this one, my wife doesn't share my sense of value regarding my hammock obsess.... err... hobby. ;)
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