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  1. There are more than a few folks who make good use...

    There are more than a few folks who make good use of asym tarps, and yes it's my opinion optimal results require extra skill and dedication. In fair weather they are a joy and offer plenty of views...
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    I am splitting hairs, or fibers, but I find the...

    I am splitting hairs, or fibers, but I find the basic ucr easier than the whoopie. That said, while I have used both, they are somewhere in the back of the bottom draw in my gear closet......
  3. I made one like your first design.. a DIY Kitsap...

    I made one like your first design.. a DIY Kitsap Style Glasgow Asym Tarp
    Template is here.. but be warned.. it's a big picture.

    More pictures here...

    I used it half a dozen times, with 11'...
  4. I don't feel comfortable with Linelocs on the...

    I don't feel comfortable with Linelocs on the ridge tie outs, but do use them at the ground corners on my tarps. All three tarps use Zpacks 1.2 Reflective Z-Line. The standard and standard with...
  5. About to order another ThermoDrop and a...

    About to order another ThermoDrop and a replacement for my InkBird two probe BlueTooth rig I use when grilling/smoking. The InkBird is really inaccurate.. off by about 20 degrees which can be the...
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    Totally agree.. I have the original size, and the...

    Totally agree.. I have the original size, and the same micro you have, but it's unpainted. I like it beside my cook kit when making a meal in the winter when sun sets early. I have a crack in the...
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    I use the Becket exclusively. It doesn't drop ...

    I use the Becket exclusively. It doesn't drop when I tie it. I have a diamond knot spliced about two inches down the CL to create both a stopper for the becket to sit against and a thumb loop to...
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    WTB: If got a box fabric that was Sqidmarks... let me...

    If got a box fabric that was Sqidmarks... let me see if I have it


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    Is that a micro UCO tea light lantern I see? ...

    Is that a micro UCO tea light lantern I see?


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  10. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    Yes.. That would be a good option as well..

    Yes.. That would be a good option as well..
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    My warmest TQ is a HG Premium 20F Burrow with...

    My warmest TQ is a HG Premium 20F Burrow with 950. Lighterpack tells me it is 18.79oz. Paired with either a Premium 950 Incubator (20.6oz) it is my primary quilt set. I do have a HG 0F Premium...
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:...

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    I'm sorry.. I couldn't resist. You've been 'contemplating' this for what... four or five years?
  13. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    My 'Holy Grail' tarp is the one Intimidator sold...

    My 'Holy Grail' tarp is the one Intimidator sold a year or two ago... so pissed I missed that one. HG custom cuben Standard Hex, with doors at one end. Yes indeed, I have given thought to cutting...
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    And that's why I moved to mesh as well. Had...

    And that's why I moved to mesh as well.

    Had two HG cuben skins and while I liked the 'cuben-cool-factor' they made no practical sense to me..
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    Yeah.. I didn't get it either. It's not far...

    Yeah.. I didn't get it either. It's not far from the Equestrian Center. Mostly uphill, as is anything when leaving from the Equestrian center, but not two hours of inaccessible hiking.
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    Lat / Lon in the lower corner of the vid. That...

    Lat / Lon in the lower corner of the vid. That was just SW of Stone Memorial Shelter, but it could have been anywhere in the park...

    4110'06.0"N 7406'47.0"W
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    I can't choose my days so easily. Seems every...

    I can't choose my days so easily. Seems every trip I planned this year got upset by something. Can't blame COVID for everything. Busted knee, college applications, leaky skylight...

    In any...
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    I've seen a bunch of Rattlers.... The one I...

    I've seen a bunch of Rattlers....

    The one I mentioned, A HUGE Timber Rattler up on the Timp, another at a location I can't recall, but I did get a picture of it coiled up right in front of my...
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    In skin, in a stuff sack wet or dry. However, if...

    In skin, in a stuff sack wet or dry. However, if wet it goes in the front pocket and if dry it goes in my pack.


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    My thoughts... In bed I am exclusively a side...

    My thoughts... In bed I am exclusively a side sleeper. I get in the hammock and find myself so strangely comfortable on my back I never think of shifting to my side. In fact, other the moving my...
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    A scorpion and a stink bug. Weird combination ...

    A scorpion and a stink bug. Weird combination


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    I am in the NE.. I plan to be out all season...

    I am in the NE.. I plan to be out all season (best laid plans often get thwarted by family commitments, but I'll be ready regardless of Covid or the weather.)
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    Never used that particular quilt or suspension,...

    Never used that particular quilt or suspension, but the concept of early exit point and routing up to the RL makes good sense. I don't use a top cover and all my netted hammocks are Half Wit style.....
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    I have one in my cart along with a new Enigma,...

    I have one in my cart along with a new Enigma, but I am reconsidering the Uprising purchase. I spec'd it out as a 40F Shorty, with 950fp, draft collars and 7D fabric in an effort to shave a few...
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    Last Rattlers I saw...

    Last Rattlers I saw there was when we did Russian Bear... I was stepped right over four them and didn't know it... You did too...



    https://photos.app.goo.gl/trFP1txKRsvc2mPm8
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    ggggrrrrrr....... pissed I missed that.

    ggggrrrrrr....... pissed I missed that.
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    For clarity, I use one of the early double larks...

    For clarity, I use one of the early double larks head evo loops in Lawson Ultra Glide Bear Line, with a diamond knot tied in the end. Used that because of the incredible reflective values of that...
  28. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    ^^^^^^^^^ THIS

    ^^^^^^^^^ THIS
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    I did an 11'r with zippered removable bug net. ...

    I did an 11'r with zippered removable bug net.

    Maybe there is something in here you can use..
    ...
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    I am with hutzelbein.. if the cordage on the end...

    I am with hutzelbein.. if the cordage on the end is original, that looks like a Groundhog knock off. I have bunch of OE groundhogs and mini's. The mini's can't take much if a hammering without the...
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    I recall the stakes being in outdoor section in a...

    I recall the stakes being in outdoor section in a bucket attached to an end-cap at the head of the aisle. And.... now that I think about it, might have been Dicks sporting goods.

    I switched from...
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    I rarely pitch my tarp horizontally. It always...

    I rarely pitch my tarp horizontally. It always follows the hammock ridge line, with the head end lower than the foot. Also stake out the head end more upright and tight, with the foot end typically...
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    Made a few sets years back using a $0.99 aluminum...

    Made a few sets years back using a $0.99 aluminum stake from Wally World. One set completed a few thru hikes with one of our members, the other set is now part of my bear bag kit.

    Huge picture...
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    I would think so.

    I would think so.
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    Pretty sure the weight of the Kevlar/Mule Tape...

    Pretty sure the weight of the Kevlar/Mule Tape versus Kevlar/Amsteel was about the same.

    Advantage to Amsteel in versatility if the leader needed to be deployed to some other use.

    I just...
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    I've got one suspension set that consists of...

    I've got one suspension set that consists of Kevlar huggers with mule tape leaders. Tie it off to CLs with a becket.

    I really don't see an advantage over straps alone, or huggers and...
  37. Another vote for Thermodrop.

    Another vote for Thermodrop.
  38. Made this very setup last year (maybe prior to...

    Made this very setup last year (maybe prior to that)..

    Mtn 1.2 netless. This stuff is a bit of an anomaly as it is very light, yet doesn't have as much stretch as other similar weight fabrics. ...
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    I do a 1/2" double roll and run a line on the...

    I do a 1/2" double roll and run a line on the sewing machine.

    You did say you don't want to sew them, so maybe just soak the end with CA glue and let them cure. The ends will be stiff as a...
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    Another great vid Shug... topped off with yet...

    Another great vid Shug... topped off with yet another great T-Shirt!

    I've been doing this hammock thing for a few years and never used an UQP. Just felt it was one more thing to carry and...
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    Just trying an UQP after years of passing over...

    Just trying an UQP after years of passing over it...

    With the change of weather I find myself between quilt comfort ratings. I thought about adding another quilt, but... I don't need ANOTHER...
  42. Bump... Still looking

    Bump...

    Still looking
  43. I think it would pretty easy to tell if the Econ...

    I think it would pretty easy to tell if the Econ tag has been removed..

    Agree on reporting the FP..
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    That's a nice trip... Thanks for sharing. I...

    That's a nice trip... Thanks for sharing. I have that book and used to refer to often. These days I prefer to get a bit more remote in the park.

    Altras - I waited way too long as well. Summer...
  45. As far as I know, (limited to the half dozen HG...

    As far as I know, (limited to the half dozen HG quilts I have owned) every econ has an Econ label sewn next to the temp rating label. And as Countrybois said, Ion fabric has no ripstop pattern.
    ...
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    My experience as well. And with experience over...

    My experience as well. And with experience over the years I have found the once I position the UQ it never moves off my shoulder.

    That said, I like the way the OP created the daisy chain loops...
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    That's the experience folks have pretty...

    That's the experience folks have pretty consistently. Condensation and positioning are the two greatest drawbacks. Lower cost and being able to go to the ground is likely the greatest advantages. ...
  48. I have a Dutchware Gear Half Wit to get you...

    I have a Dutchware Gear Half Wit to get you started. Hexon 1.0 in blue. Side pull outs. Half Wil bug net. Lashit ridge line, side pull outs with Tato door hooks, continuous loops in 7/64 Amsteel,...
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    This is exactly how I hang the 11' tarps as well....

    This is exactly how I hang the 11' tarps as well. Avoid tensioning the ridge line more than needed to get the tarp to hand in a u-shape following the straps and hammock RL. Again, I pitch my tarp...
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    As noted, you can go either way. With cuben I...

    As noted, you can go either way. With cuben I never go under the tarp, but in winter I do carry a long dog bone ucr that goes from ridge tie out on each end, in the event it is snowing hard. I use...
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