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    Hmm... I might have to try that. Or use some...

    Hmm... I might have to try that. Or use some simple black polyester straps.

    Closest I've found is this 3500lb rated stuff @$2.75/ft, although it appears to be more robust than the 2000lb rated 3.3...
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    OK that is a different arrangement than you see...

    OK that is a different arrangement than you see with typical cottage setups nowadays with the pullouts positioned down at the edge where net and hammock meet.

    Looks as if a short pole would be...
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    lol at those temps I'll cut ya some slack!...

    lol at those temps I'll cut ya some slack! :laugh:

    Single digits are when the snow is squeaky when you walk on it. The best.

    I are he! I'm registered with the group and have done a few walks....
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    Black Kevlar 3.3 1" wide webbing

    Who has it at a reasonable price?
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    Sure, why not? But have you tried staking out...

    Sure, why not?

    But have you tried staking out those side pull-out loops (adding some light cord) to see if that works? That's how most are intended to be configured.
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    I don't use (and have not for quite some time)...

    I don't use (and have not for quite some time) whoopies/MSH, but if'n I still did I would stick with Ti toggles for the reason you mention, and also for the safety factor in the event wind or some...
  7. And, even then, quite often what is being...

    And, even then, quite often what is being referred to is a slippery overhand (much more secure!) and not a slippery half hitch.

    BTW in the photo above the knot used to tie straps to tree is a...
  8. I have tested it with Myerstech and Venom (both...

    I have tested it with Myerstech and Venom (both UHMWPE straps), as well as Kevlar and 1/2" Mule tape.

    Kevlar had no slippage ever.

    Myers and Venom slipped a bit with a very big dynamic load......
  9. The best part is no reeving!

    The best part is no reeving!
  10. I don't think it's in ABOK but you might like the...

    I don't think it's in ABOK but you might like the slipped Lapp Hitch, which is now my default suspension webbing-to-CL choice. I'm all about simplicity and don't think there's any simpler hitch on...
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    lol I wondered where you guys went. My plans were...

    lol I wondered where you guys went. My plans were evolving right up until the last minute but I thought I might drop by and say howdy at Bald Rocks. Some scouts showed up and used the shelter... 3...
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    Also alt-0176

    Also alt-0176
  13. ... with the tail as a slipped bight. ...

    ... with the tail as a slipped bight.

    Otherwise, although I am not a knot expert—I merely have a small collection of pet faves—I concur with all the above.
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    Many years back I had a Wiggy's bag rated -20°F...

    Many years back I had a Wiggy's bag rated -20°F and darn near needed a hydraulic ram to get the size manageable enough for a 85L McHale. :laugh:
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    I'm interested to see what happens but in...

    I'm interested to see what happens but in sustained very cold temps ice will also start building up. My experience, at least.
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    Dang, I'm bummed. We had a nice little base of...

    Dang, I'm bummed. We had a nice little base of snow across the river in Harriman and now the warm temps and heavy rain are completely obliterating it!:cursing:
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    ^^^this is the key!^^^ Find something that works...

    ^^^this is the key!^^^ Find something that works and stick with it.

    Although I see and read about a lot of setups that appear to me to have a lot of unnecessary moving parts, I appreciate that if...
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    LOL I might be hanging there! :laugh:

    LOL I might be hanging there! :laugh:
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    Last night I camped with temps mid-teens, no VB....

    Last night I camped with temps mid-teens, no VB. Quilt was wet on top head, torso and even some in the leg area. Curiously none at the feet, because I wore my somewhat damp socks that were dry this...
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    I suppose so... they're so similar that one was...

    I suppose so... they're so similar that one was probably thought of as a variation of the other. I don't know how long tautline has been around but midshipman's must date back a few hundred years, so...
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    Yes, on the final wrap the Tautline is reversed,...

    Yes, on the final wrap the Tautline is reversed, goes in the same direction with Midshipmen's.
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    Excellent observations that apply to every one of...

    Excellent observations that apply to every one of us!

    The main thing is just to get out there and use whatever you've got.
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    I also do not condemn categorically, and I have...

    I also do not condemn categorically, and I have seen your hands-on reviews many times and appreciate them. They're a real service to the community.

    Wasting money when it is 'tight' is one thing,...
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    Yowza that thread got outta control in a hurry! ...

    Yowza that thread got outta control in a hurry!

    What would be helpful is for folks to do what Spiguyver did and have the product in question in hand to set up and review, and, even better,...
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    I think you did the right thing. Would have been...

    I think you did the right thing. Would have been an uncomfortable evening at best.

    And it's a lesson that will not soon be forgotten!
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    LOL wear those on the trail if you want people to...

    LOL wear those on the trail if you want people to leave you alone! :scared:
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    I did a 2-night trip a few days ago and took...

    I did a 2-night trip a few days ago and took along my Palace.

    First night featured a spiffy little breeze of about 10-15mph, which has a distinctive 'bite' when ambient temp is around 25°F. I...
  28. That is a gorgeous little peak and we passed it...

    That is a gorgeous little peak and we passed it many times while driving up Rt 16 on the way to Pinkham Notch, always saying we've got to hike that mountain some day. Finally got to do it about 20...
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    BTW another decent alternative is Kelty Triptease...

    BTW another decent alternative is Kelty Triptease, but Glowire has far better handling and tangle resistance in my experience, and I used Triptease quite a bit in years (okay, decades!) past.

    I...
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    It's like Star Wars Light Saber. :laugh: This...

    It's like Star Wars Light Saber. :laugh:

    This doesn't really do it justice, but you get the idea:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/4/1/1/4/glowire_night_shine_small.jpg
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    I don't know the weight/foot, but it is light...

    I don't know the weight/foot, but it is light enough given its characteristics of visibility, tangle resistance and great for knots/hitches. I've been happy with the 2mm stuff.

    I'm a fairly...
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    Even gorgeous-er!! Kudos for superb skill and...

    Even gorgeous-er!! Kudos for superb skill and craftsmanship! :boggle:
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    If you're wearing snowshoes, walk around your...

    If you're wearing snowshoes, walk around your hammock/tarp site and compact the snow before stringing up hammock or tarp. Depending upon how dry and/or unconsolidated the snow is, you might have to...
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    Looks great! Very respectable weight for a 20deg...

    Looks great! Very respectable weight for a 20deg synthetic. :boggle:
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    The 20oz weight is for the LW (77x25) according...

    The 20oz weight is for the LW (77x25) according to this, altho it is a mummy shape.
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    You can also shorten an Xtherm max by cutting off...

    You can also shorten an Xtherm max by cutting off excess and re-sealing it with a hot iron. I have one that was nominally 78" long, but even after inflating it—which actually shortens it compared to...
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    Almost certain that will work... pushes the...

    Almost certain that will work... pushes the dewpoint out. But the moisture will then collect in the blanket.
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    High relative humidity seems likely. The air...

    High relative humidity seems likely. The air contains a lot of water vapor so moisture from body and breathing that would normally evaporate has "nowhere to go" and condenses.
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    Looks cozy and well deployed, though the hammock...

    Looks cozy and well deployed, though the hammock itself isn't visible. Hopefully the foot end is a bit higher than head.

    Tree distance looks fine to me. I've hung with my 11' tarp having barely a...
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    OK, now you've gone and reminded me that I forgot...

    OK, now you've gone and reminded me that I forgot my Jack Daniel's last night. The campfire and cigar were good, though.

    And I drove over Bear Mountain Bridge on the way home this morning. It is a...
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    Sorry, clearly I misunderstood! :(

    Sorry, clearly I misunderstood! :(
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    Indeed, all in good fun. I'm UL now but I've...

    Indeed, all in good fun. I'm UL now but I've carried my share of heavy packs over the decades, and there's no more fervent preacher than the sinner saved. :laugh:
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    To be clear, RR, BMBH and the like (incl some of...

    To be clear, RR, BMBH and the like (incl some of JB's Towns End) are not technically bridge hammocks—as JB once explained—but spreader bar hammocks.

    And although I am not a bridge/spreader bar...
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    lol I was typing my missive as JB was posting...

    lol I was typing my missive as JB was posting his! :laugh:

    So I guess I'm that UL jerk. :lol: OK, I admit I was cringing at the mention of the BA modular system.

    To be fair, however, I only...
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    First, decide whether you want to go with a GE or...

    First, decide whether you want to go with a GE or bridge.

    If you decide to go with GE, simply get a lightweight setup, including UQ, and add an air mat to it. There are very few people who are...
  46. What you say about "Push your butt rearward, 'up...

    What you say about "Push your butt rearward, 'up the wall'" is, if I'm understanding correctly, achieved by having the foot end of the hammock higher. IIRC, the theory is that this is because most of...
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    I am using 2mm but some people prefer 2.5 or 3mm....

    I am using 2mm but some people prefer 2.5 or 3mm. (The cord in the photo above with the mooring hitch is some unknown 3mm, not Glowire, that came with the tent, which is a MLD Duomid.)

    My guess...
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    But you are right... look to people from cold...

    But you are right... look to people from cold climes to come up with easy knots... like the Lapp knot!
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    Haha, lotsa good ways to skin this cat! I also...

    Haha, lotsa good ways to skin this cat!

    I also like the stick and rock when I forget my stakes, which has happened exactly once in the last 25 years or so! I like your spiral idea, although I used...
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    Blake's hitch remains tied to the tarp D-rings so...

    Blake's hitch remains tied to the tarp D-rings so there's really nothing to tie after the initial rigging to tarp. I'm a firm believer in leaving ridge and guy lines attached to tarp. It's one less...
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