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    That's what fronkey-style nets are for. All the...

    That's what fronkey-style nets are for. All the same benefits, but I can leave it at home when I don't need it.
  2. Can confirm: getting the hammock from one side of...

    Can confirm: getting the hammock from one side of the UK to the other literally took longer than it took Jared to make the hammock and ship it across an ocean, even with my general awkwardness.
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    I'll try to remember to take a square tarp out...

    I'll try to remember to take a square tarp out with me at some point soon.
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    I misread that as "Slipsey banghead fall". Good...

    I misread that as "Slipsey banghead fall". Good job it isn't that!
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    If you're using a square tarp, you an also pitch...

    If you're using a square tarp, you an also pitch it with the ridgeline offset from the centre then porch-mode the short side, so you're covered from vertical rain and slanty rain from one direction,...
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    There are a surprising number of threads around...

    There are a surprising number of threads around here that have "DIY" spelled wrong.
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    Yes, I meant "hammock" and brain-farted.

    Yes, I meant "hammock" and brain-farted.
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    The primary purpose is to stop the edges of the...

    The primary purpose is to stop the edges of the hammock from flopping down on top of you, similar to how a knotty mod works. Use elastic, so it can slacked so you don't put too much stress on the...
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    This...

    This might be of use.
  10. As another alternative: if you took the SLD...

    As another alternative: if you took the SLD bugnet, and just made the drawcordable hole in one end bigger, you'd have something that would function both as a bottom entry bugnet, and as a hammock...
  11. Totally fine. Definitely easier than fiddling...

    Totally fine. Definitely easier than fiddling with zips. I just swing my legs out of the side of the hammock, and the hole in the bottom slides into place beneath them.
  12. For what it's worth, SLD's bottom-entry bug net...

    For what it's worth, SLD's bottom-entry bug net is pretty nice as well: packs down to basically nothing (mine lives in the bag those straps came in), and has a draw cord on one end so that you can...
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    I tend to take a TQ regardless (if nothing else,...

    I tend to take a TQ regardless (if nothing else, it'l make an epic pillow). But yeah, I wouldn't want i ton top in those temperatures.
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    At a guess, though, they're trying to avoid the...

    At a guess, though, they're trying to avoid the error that people sometimes make of setting it up so that the strap is taking a tight bend through the end-loop: this puts a lot of weight on the...
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    DD are just weird and like to make everything...

    DD are just weird and like to make everything heavier and more complicated than it needs to be. Ignore them, use the straps normally, and don't worry about it.
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    They're essentially the same thing: a larks head...

    They're essentially the same thing: a larks head is just what you get when you pull one side of a reef knot straight.
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    Sorry, I worded that badly: I meant that just the...

    Sorry, I worded that badly: I meant that just the B complex isn't adequate, you need something else as well.
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    That's a very... colourful tarp you've got there.

    That's a very... colourful tarp you've got there.
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    As someone who takes B complex vitamins every day...

    As someone who takes B complex vitamins every day for other reasons and still gets eaten alive every time I go outside, I beg to differ.
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    It doesn't matter that much, honestly: if you get...

    It doesn't matter that much, honestly: if you get the colder-rated quilt, you can always vent it, at the cost of slightly more weight carried when it's warm. If you get the warmer-rated quilt, you...
  21. I bodged up an example using some paracord I had...

    I bodged up an example using some paracord I had lying around:

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    The orange loop would be attached to the tarp, the purple line would be the guy line: the knot in the end of the loop...
  22. I've been experimenting with using a tiny evo...

    I've been experimenting with using a tiny evo loop (with just a double overhand in the end, since I'm lazy) made of reasonably chunky cord (I'm using an off-cut of amsteel, but that's hillariously...
  23. There's also the SLD bug net, which is a standard...

    There's also the SLD bug net, which is a standard bug net, but with a draw-cord opening at one end, so you can slide it down to one end.
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    Turning it into a quilt is definitely the easiest...

    Turning it into a quilt is definitely the easiest option: just cut it open to the shape you want the gap to be, and sew the sides up.

    However, if you don't already have an underquilt, I'd get one...
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    Yeah, my setup for local trips without much...

    Yeah, my setup for local trips without much walking is in the SLD version of this: it pulls around everything but the tarp, then the whole lot (hammock, quilts, bug net, terrible side-sling/gear...
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    There's a reasonable amount of weight on the foot...

    There's a reasonable amount of weight on the foot end one: not a massive amount, but enough to pull out of sand. The head one can be entirely replaced by hanging your rucksack off the end, since it...
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    If you leave a bit of a gap between the hammock...

    If you leave a bit of a gap between the hammock and the blanket, then the condensation shouldn't be much of a problem, since there's no insulation there to get wet.
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    But that requires me to buy just some of the...

    But that requires me to buy just some of the things, rather than all of the things.
  29. If you're using these clips, it can be symmetric...

    If you're using these clips, it can be symmetric without needing four of them, since you can just move them to whichever two points you need.
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    Because then you have to carry a third pole, and...

    Because then you have to carry a third pole, and most of us don't have 3 arms?
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    Sticky: "Stainless steel" is an incredibly broad term,...

    "Stainless steel" is an incredibly broad term, and covers everything from absolute trash to extremely high-end stuff.
  32. I've never found any particular benefits from...

    I've never found any particular benefits from pullouts or continuous loops, honestly, and suspension is really easy to make yourself.

    Splicing tool wise, I've used a bunch, but never found...
  33. Thread: under quilt

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    Given that Henessey's hammocks force you to a lay...

    Given that Henessey's hammocks force you to a lay direction anyway, it might be worth considering something like the SLD asym underquilt: the asymmetrical insulation might work better with the...
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    In my experience, nothing short of emigration...

    In my experience, nothing short of emigration will defend against the wrath of the Scottish midge.
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    You could also go for lightweight straps around...

    You could also go for lightweight straps around the trees, then connect them to shorter bits of normal straps for the buckle bit, if you wanted to get excessively fancy.
  36. It's an absolute pain in the backside to get a...

    It's an absolute pain in the backside to get a decent hammock in the UK without paying absurd shipping/customs fees. HH (buy from Amazon, not HH directly to avoid shipping fees) is one of the better...
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    Not sure, but washable kids' glue washes straight...

    Not sure, but washable kids' glue washes straight out of anything, and isn't sticky when dry.
  38. Yeah, the loops on my tarp (and the continuous...

    Yeah, the loops on my tarp (and the continuous ridgeline) are made of some cheap kite string that works remarkably well for that. Works well for that, and also stupidly easy to splice if you want to...
  39. I've got a DIY thing that's sort of half way...

    I've got a DIY thing that's sort of half way between a gear hammock and the Chameleon side-sling, which works nicely: I gathered and whipped the ends, added a tie-out point midway along and ~2/3 of...
  40. To be fair, I use them on my tarp with no locking...

    To be fair, I use them on my tarp with no locking method, and have never had any kind of problem with it. The locking is basically just to keep it from falling off when there's no tension on it, so...
  41. If you've got the room, ny kind of nice big tent...

    If you've got the room, ny kind of nice big tent pegs pitched in a sufficiently reinforced setup will hold way more load than you're ever going to apply with a tensahedron.
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    It was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but not for that...

    It was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but not for that reason: the "asymptotically" bit is important: it takes a fair while to get efficient. If you've got a hundred hammocks to hang, a bunch of these...
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    I'm reasonably sure that the optimal arrangement...

    I'm reasonably sure that the optimal arrangement in terms of hammocks-per-post (at least asymptotically) consists of equilateral triangles of length the length of the hammock ridgelines, arranged...
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    How heavy is it, relative to you? Unless it's a...

    How heavy is it, relative to you? Unless it's a significant portion of your bodyweight, the deflection in the ridgeline should be pretty small.
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    I leave mine adjustable anyway: I prefer a...

    I leave mine adjustable anyway: I prefer a different amount of sag when I'm chilling in it to when I'm sleeping in it (both of which I've marked on the ridgeline).
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    Avoid DD: their hammocks are dreadfully heavy and...

    Avoid DD: their hammocks are dreadfully heavy and mostly too small.

    The Hennessey is a good hammock, so I'd keep it and get a tarp. We're unfortunately limited on options without ridiculous...
  47. To hold it down, you could add a second line...

    To hold it down, you could add a second line (whoopie sling or whatever) running from the end of the tarp down to the hammock CL, and tighten them when needed.

    Alternatively, I just have separate...
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    Sticky: On the plus side, if you're hanging inside, it's...

    On the plus side, if you're hanging inside, it's pretty trivial to stick a matress underneath while you do the testing.
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    True, but you might want the shelter for other...

    True, but you might want the shelter for other reasons.
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    Situations where it's both sunny and cold would...

    Situations where it's both sunny and cold would be the obvious one, for essentially exactly the reason that you mention.
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