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    My Tadpole is lighter and packs smaller than my...

    My Tadpole is lighter and packs smaller than my similar sized OES. The Tadpole just has a rolled edge without grosgrain edges (that saves weight and packing size) and doesn't have d-rings in the...
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    http://shop.bivysack.com/ is Oware tarps. A long...

    http://shop.bivysack.com/ is Oware tarps. A long time maker. Has both cat cut and straight cut in a variety of sizes. Worth checking out
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    Nice trip report. Hope to do some hiking in that...

    Nice trip report. Hope to do some hiking in that area, most of my outings are canoe based
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    I also tried the Dollar Store plastic loofah...

    I also tried the Dollar Store plastic loofah things. Couple of trips and ripped apart. Cheap experiment though. If you want to buy, Mountain Goat has great reviews. DIY, there some material @Wally...
  5. Thinking about being back in a tent!

    Thinking about being back in a tent!
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    I'd recommend Kat @ outdoortrailgear dot com...

    I'd recommend Kat @ outdoortrailgear dot com /cottage-industries/mountaingoat
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    Excellent thread. Although not an engineer, I am...

    Excellent thread. Although not an engineer, I am surrounded by them. My son is a mechanical but wanted to go computer. My father in law and a nephew are EE's. I'm an airline mechanic so deal with...
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    Welcome from Claremore. Glad to have you aboard.

    Welcome from Claremore. Glad to have you aboard.
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    More hangers from the local area. Yippee! Glad...

    More hangers from the local area. Yippee! Glad to have you aboard. There's a surprising number of Oklahoma residents in the forum.
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    I have the OES tarp and it is a good solid piece...

    I have the OES tarp and it is a good solid piece of equipment. I would agree that it doesn't close up as tightly as some others, but for me, that allows for more ventilation here in Oklahoma. I'm...
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    Poll: 61 started when 58. From looking at when various...

    61 started when 58. From looking at when various forums started, books written, original companies started, hammock camping is approximately two decades old, with popularity probably about around...
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    Check out ready straps dot com. Affliated with...

    Check out ready straps dot com. Affliated with the forum and have straps that fit most situations
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    Lost. your response made lots of sense. Thanks.

    Lost. your response made lots of sense. Thanks.
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    I like my RR for a variety of reasons, and think...

    I like my RR for a variety of reasons, and think you'll like yours too. However, some don't take to it. My gathered end DIY is still my most comfortable with the RR close behind. It's still so much...
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    Sorry but there really isn't a rule of thumb for...

    Sorry but there really isn't a rule of thumb for length, or width. Too many variables. Ask 100 hangers and get 150 answers. Like shoes or clothing, what fits one may not fit another. If you have...
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    Welcome to the club! Don't worry about not having...

    Welcome to the club! Don't worry about not having ever sewn before. Many, perhaps most of us, were the same. I started messing around with my new (used) machine found a retired professional...
  17. Thread: Hammock Tents

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    There are a number of cottage vendors who have...

    There are a number of cottage vendors who have tarps with doors. Check out www.theultimatehang.com and go to the manufacturer part. Lots of options. Enjoy your search.
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    I find it easier to change in a tent because of...

    I find it easier to change in a tent because of the ridged floor that is also not swaying. Wait! Those are the reasons I now hammock. Semi seriously, in practical terms related to privacy, ease of...
  19. Thread: True length?

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    For me it's the whole length end to end

    For me it's the whole length end to end
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    I'll take it. PM on the way

    I'll take it. PM on the way
  21. Thread: Hammock length

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    I'm making a 2nd hammock for my oldest grandson...

    I'm making a 2nd hammock for my oldest grandson it's going to be a 9 to 9 1/2footer. For years hammocks were 9 ft for adults. I would use the extra fabric saved for stuff sacks, ridge line organizer...
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    I'll take 3 blanks. PM on the way

    I'll take 3 blanks. PM on the way
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    Don't know how I missed it. Dooh! I'm shorter...

    Don't know how I missed it. Dooh! I'm shorter than that, but will let my backpacking buddies know. HF protocols apply
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    What size are the Zimmermans and ULA?

    What size are the Zimmermans and ULA?
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    Great to have you in the forum. Got some Scots...

    Great to have you in the forum. Got some Scots blood myself so have kinship already.
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    Welcome to the forum. You are one lucky hanger. ...

    Welcome to the forum. You are one lucky hanger. A hang with folks like Red and Paul who are YT or forum acquaintances. Down here in Oklahoma more storms and tornadoes today :(
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    One of the advantages of the table cloth DIY's is...

    One of the advantages of the table cloth DIY's is how wide you can get them. Another is the wide range of colors. That being said, just make some. If you don't like it, make another and sell or...
  28. Like some of the others I have a UQ for the...

    Like some of the others I have a UQ for the gathered end and pad (Exped synmat) for the bridge. Both are comfy. Getting ready to DIY a torso length CS UQ for the bridge and if it ends withan epic...
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    If you look at the information section under each...

    If you look at the information section under each person's icon you'll see a variety of hammocks and insulation types. All work and there are probably few things that haven't been tried. I'd guess...
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    I usually do 3 or 4 winter canoe camping trips...

    I usually do 3 or 4 winter canoe camping trips now totally hammocking it. I do river trips and a hammock and tarp dry bag easier than a tent and take less space. Rest of the time is using my...
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    Maybe consider a Leighlo 66" UQ. Kind of a 7/8...

    Maybe consider a Leighlo 66" UQ. Kind of a 7/8 length and tapered towards the foot. Really like mine and since I don't have to work this weekend, I'll be out using my Leighlo UQ
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    I'd been looking at WL website at the camo...

    I'd been looking at WL website at the camo Tadpole but your video was perfect for seeing up close and personal. Good to hear how well it handled wind. Thanks for the review.
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    Sweeeet! What a great time to be a hammocker.

    Sweeeet! What a great time to be a hammocker.
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    Welcome to the forum Riccardo. The combination...

    Welcome to the forum Riccardo. The combination of light small and inexpensive is going to be more difficult to achieve, but can be done. Lightweight and small equals down (feathers, plumas) . Many...
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    Really great to see some more from the Tulsa...

    Really great to see some more from the Tulsa area. Busy during that time but maybe in the future?
  36. What a fun learning time you and your buddies...

    What a fun learning time you and your buddies had. A great idea to commit to a regular schedule of camping. A few dollars worth of Hancock ripstop on sale and some schmoozing to get the edges sewn,...
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    Very nice and very stealthy. Definitely on the...

    Very nice and very stealthy. Definitely on the want list
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    I'm in. Thank you

    I'm in. Thank you
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    I cannot say enough good about Leighlo quilts. I...

    I cannot say enough good about Leighlo quilts. I really liked the green/brown combination but were out of stock, and I had a trip coming up with temps in the low 20's to upper teens. To make a long...
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    Sorry to see you go, but I guess I'm one of those...

    Sorry to see you go, but I guess I'm one of those who made your hobby turn into a job. I use all of the items I bought from you. Excellent craftsmanship. Was wondering what kind of helper line is...
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    Great minds thinking alike. I live in Oklahoma...

    Great minds thinking alike. I live in Oklahoma and am laying out a fleece TQ for the warm months. The hot months might just use a sheet. It will be bulky and heavy compared to the lightweight...
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    I just received the 15* 66 " on Thursday for a...

    I just received the 15* 66 " on Thursday for a canoe trip over the weekend. Was easy to dial it in and the service from Leighlo was outstanding. I'm 5'10" and had good coverage. If you think of it...
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    A quality 20* bag from one of the better...

    A quality 20* bag from one of the better manufacturers should be just fine. But then a TQ from Arrowhead Equipment or Enlightened Equipment and you can get synthetic and support some great people in...
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    Poll: I like to use my Exped Dreamwalker sleeping...

    I like to use my Exped Dreamwalker sleeping bag(the kind you can walk around in) . It makes for a greatly reduced chance of drafts in conjunction with my TQ. Mine is the synthetic 40* version. With...
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    I'm in Wonderful gesture

    I'm in

    Wonderful gesture
  46. Before you write them off, please try a bridge. ...

    Before you write them off, please try a bridge. A friend, who wasn't a big fan of gathered end hammocks, tried the Ridge Runner and said it was like a floating bed. There are several DIY bridge...
  47. Rats! Would have loved to go and meet some of you...

    Rats! Would have loved to go and meet some of you more local guys. Have to work the weekend. Have been to Wolf Pen many times, to run the river in my OC1. Be thinking about the hang and all that...
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    What a wonderful leap of imagination. Quite...

    What a wonderful leap of imagination. Quite creative and comfortable looking. I do a lot of canoe camping so probably going synthetic. Is your fabric from Magna?
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    Great job. Nice looking hammock. It was fun...

    Great job. Nice looking hammock. It was fun meeting you and your sons at the REI last week. Hope to cross paths again. This adds to the reasons to lose weight to not overload gear. Say hi to the...
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    Baha, I have a RidgeRunner and an 11ft gathered...

    Baha, I have a RidgeRunner and an 11ft gathered end. Was trying to find a way to explain the bridge style when a friend, trying it out, called it a floating bed. That's kind of how I think of it...
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