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    I got some advice from a neighbor who works at a...

    I got some advice from a neighbor who works at a hardware store, so I'll repeat what he said:

    The wall (in our building) is probably 3 cm of polish and bricks inside. He gave me a bunch of 7 and...
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    Thanks for the link! The calculator assumes that...

    Thanks for the link! The calculator assumes that I know if I want 30 or 45 degrees, I guess closer to 30 sounds more comfortable...
    Really looking forward to getting this done soon. :D
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    Eye bolts on balcony

    The balcony in my new home could really use a hammock! Especially now that it's summer, and with the nice view, and protection from rain, and no mosquitoes... mmm :laugh:

    There are thick...
  4. I had never heard this before but if you google...

    I had never heard this before but if you google "larkspur knot", it looks like this name is used... :)
  5. Oh, what you're describing is the method my wife...

    Oh, what you're describing is the method my wife uses for her BIAS weight weenie - very convenient indeed, I always think I should be doing that too!

    It seems like I was confused about what a...
  6. If I hang the hammock directly in the whoopies,...

    If I hang the hammock directly in the whoopies, then how do I adjust the length? :confused:
  7. Aha. So I should have a loop only on one side of...

    Aha. So I should have a loop only on one side of the webbing, and replace the hammock webbing with string, in order to use that.

    I found the design for that buckle on a Swedish hammock site, and...
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    I'd also like to praise the BIAS customer...

    I'd also like to praise the BIAS customer service, they have been absolutely delightful to deal with. I asked a few times when the bug net would be ready and they kept me updated the whole time, and...
  9. Well, it might not be a lot, but it's still good...

    Well, it might not be a lot, but it's still good to know. I might consider it in the future when I change my setup.

    I don't think my stock webbing is long enough to go around the trees on both...
  10. So in other words: because webbing that long adds...

    So in other words: because webbing that long adds unnecessary weight!
    First I wondered why people dislike the stock webbing so much they need to cut it off, now I see why.
  11. So many possibilities. :) What are the reasons...

    So many possibilities. :)

    What are the reasons that we don't want to just tie the Speer's webbing to the biner directly? It might be terribly hard to untie in the morning, but that could be...
  12. Why do you need to cut the stock webbing before...

    Why do you need to cut the stock webbing before you can use whoopies? I have too little idea how these things work. :)

    This is what I use now (trying to attach picture). I copied somebody else's...
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    Thanks, I checked it out and it seems like it's...

    Thanks, I checked it out and it seems like it's cheaper to order from the US, if ordering several items. :/
    Will have a relative try my gear for me before sending here, so it's "used" and can...
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    She hasn't been cold outdoors yet but I'd say...

    She hasn't been cold outdoors yet but I'd say she's a cold sleeper, at least she uses twice as many quilts as me indoors. :)
    No I'm only getting one for her this time, so I'm leaning towards a 20F...
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    Thank you, that helps. I'm trying to figure out...

    Thank you, that helps. I'm trying to figure out whether to get a 20F or 40F with overfill, if we might sometimes want to go out at 30F. Probably the 20F one... Or is it unnecessary weight? Hmm... :)
  16. Ready-made, Speer-compatible suspension + ridgeline?

    I'm using some DIY web straps with my Speer IIIA, and while I'm quite proud of having made the aluminium buckles myself and all, they're not very convenient.

    Is there any ready-made solution I...
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    UQ recommendations for BIAS WW

    So I'm planning to get a 10' Butt in a Sling Weight Weenie for my wife (who is 5 feet tall), once they finish developing its bug net.

    Which UQ would you recommend? Expected temps are 40 to 70 F,...
  18. Thread: Sharing a tarp

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    Thanks for your pictures, both setups look great....

    Thanks for your pictures, both setups look great. Now I know what's possible if my current tarp feels insufficient.
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    PeaPod compatibility

    Assuming I wanted to get a second hammock (safe assumption), what can I get that works with my PeaPod?

    Apparently it doesn't work with the WB BB without modification.

    What about a DangerBird,...
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    Great service, quick reply and you even found the...

    Great service, quick reply and you even found the thread on the forum... :)

    I'm excited so see what bugnet solution you come up with. Can I look forward to ordering one with that in 2 weeks, then?...
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    Aha, that makes sense! With either of those...

    Aha, that makes sense!
    With either of those solutions, my current WinterTarp will probably do just fine.
    Thank you. :D
  22. Thread: Sharing a tarp

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    Sharing a tarp

    There has to be threads about this but I can't figure out what to search for... oh well.

    What kind of tarp is good for covering two hammocks? I was going to get a SuperFly, then I realized I...
  23. Thread: BB questions

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    And does it play well with non-Yeti UQs (that are...

    And does it play well with non-Yeti UQs (that are not asym), such as the Phoenix, Te-Wa, AHE Jarbridge?
  24. Thread: BB questions

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    BB questions

    I'm wondering if the WBBB would be compatible with a Speer PeaPod. Don't remember if there was a long version of the PP, at least mine is the low temp version.

    Also, if I'm 145 lbs, will the 1.1D...
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    Thank you, yes the BiaS looks really nice! Will...

    Thank you, yes the BiaS looks really nice! Will contact them about that and also what bug net they suggest.

    Actually, since it's already so light, is there really any advantage to getting a...
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    No, that's reasonable advice. :) I'm sure my...

    No, that's reasonable advice. :)
    I'm sure my wife's hooked on living outdoors, but of course you won't really know if you like a hammock until you try it.
    On the other hand, I don't think the...
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    Yes probably. :) But for instance in the demo...

    Yes probably. :)

    But for instance in the demo video and pictures of the WB Yeti, it doesn't sem to be covering his feet. I am just curious how that can work.
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    Noted how many votes the Nano 7 is getting. But I...

    Noted how many votes the Nano 7 is getting. But I have very little modding experience and no idea where to buy those things. Maybe if I could get all parts from the same place and there was a good...
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    I had almost settled for the lightest WBBB, a...

    I had almost settled for the lightest WBBB, a 3-season Yeti and a SuperFly. Seems really comfortable, but quite a big investment. :)

    Ultralight Skeeter Beeter at $60 + Arrowhead Jarbridge is a...
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    Thank you, great replies. :) To sum it up,...

    Thank you, great replies. :)

    To sum it up, hammock options:
    Grand Trunk Nano 7 - needs mosquito net mod, no ridgeline
    Warbonnet SL 1.1 BB - what does "line/strap suspension" mean?
    Ultralight...
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    Looking for buying advice

    I want to buy a nice hammock for my wife, who has only slept on the ground before. I thought I had a pretty good idea what to get, but once I start reading up again on all the options and...
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    "Above the knots" = higher than the hammock knot...

    MMMM.. Not sure what you are referring to? The final step I take, on both ends, is to loop the cord over the end knots and tie a shoe lace knot, then an overhand( ? ) knot connecting the two shoelace...
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    Thank you BillyBob, that's very clear, both words...

    Thank you BillyBob, that's very clear, both words and pictures. :D
    It looks like you don't tie the peapod above the knots on both sides? I made a vow yesterday night to always make it at least that...
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    Yeah it seemed to work the last two nights, just...

    Yeah it seemed to work the last two nights, just worried about wearing them out faster.
    Now I'm mainly wondering how to attach the peapod.
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    Second night: Failure. While just a few *C...

    Second night: Failure. While just a few *C colder, I was cold all night, couldn't sleep at all and am pretty trashed now. There was a gap between hammock and peapod that I couldn't (or was too lazy...
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    Thanks BillyBob, will steal the suspension system...

    Thanks BillyBob, will steal the suspension system from my old hammock and do like you said. It has something close to a biner that I cut from a piece of aluminium.
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    I'm a nomad, I don't have a backyard... :) ...

    I'm a nomad, I don't have a backyard... :)

    I'll bring something to extend them with tonight.
    Have to search the forum for hammock suspension techniques...
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    WinterTarp, hammock and peapod questions

    What knot would you recommend when the tree diameter is > 1 meter (or maybe it's 1.5), and the webbing isn't long enough to go around the tree twice for Ed's recommended 4-knot loop or similar?

    As...
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    Definitely! Wow it's so relaxing here. I...

    Definitely!


    Wow it's so relaxing here. I often have a hard time falling asleep indoors, my mind just won't calm down... But when I got in here I suddenly found it annoying to have to eat the...
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    I had told myself to start early enough, but...

    I had told myself to start early enough, but didn't. It was already getting dark when I left home at 6:10 pm. Ten minutes later I found a spot that seemed ok and had to do it because it's really...
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    New Speer gear arrived!

    Finally! :boggle:

    I had various stuff sent to a friend of mine in the US, who then apparently decided to bring the stuff on a camping trip and try it out before sending it to me. I've waited...
  42. Thread: Girls on top

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    Yeah but it's not fair, nobody knew what the...

    Yeah but it's not fair, nobody knew what the topic meant before looking! :)
    "Boys on top" would've made me wonder too. Perhaps not quite as much though.
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    Naturally made me curious too... Welcome! :)

    Naturally made me curious too... Welcome! :)
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    Well obviously insulation comes first. But if the...

    Well obviously insulation comes first. But if the wind can do what it did to me yesterday in a few minutes, I figured blocking it probably improves the insulation rating quite a bit too.


    We're...
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    I decided to try the WinterTarp first and get a...

    I decided to try the WinterTarp first and get a lighter one later, rather than vice versa.

    Spent 10 minutes or so resting in my DIY hammock at noon at about 60*F, with rather strong wind. It was...
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    I can see myself needing more than 12 nights to...

    I can see myself needing more than 12 nights to get really comfortable with a new way of sleeping, new sleeping environment, sleeping together with new people et c...
    There's no problem, I'm just...
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    I should add that there was a note on the Speer...

    I should add that there was a note on the Speer website all along saying "VACATION", not noticing was my bad.
    Too busy looking at all the beautiful gear. :)
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    Well now I know there are lots of good options....

    Well now I know there are lots of good options. We'll see. :)
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    Of course! Those are things I really needed to...

    Of course! Those are things I really needed to get!
    (EDIT: was referring to snake skins and poncho)
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    What would you use a failed tarp for?

    When I made my tarp I got the lightest waterproof ripstop textile I could find. Roll hemmed it and added loops. I guess it's the wrong kind of fabric, because it seems too soft no matter how I try to...
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