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    Sewn is likely going to be warmer. Zippered gives...

    Sewn is likely going to be warmer. Zippered gives you the option to open up your footbox in, respectively, warmer weather or if you're one that tends to sleep hot. The con being, poorly construsted...
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    It probably depends on what you're using them...

    It probably depends on what you're using them for. For tarp tie-outs and other fairly light loads I think you could probably get away with something lighter weight and less rigid like PVC or...
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    I dunno. I don't know the math, but it seems like...

    I dunno. I don't know the math, but it seems like the greatest stress point is where the stake passes through the boom, so at least in that area it would make sense to have a fairly sturdy, or at...
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    And I like that they disengage quickly from my...

    And I like that they disengage quickly from my tarp. I don't store hardware with my tarp or hammock and use the same RL's on multiple tarps.

    What might also work is a small ranger band fitted over...
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    Well said!:thumbup1: Under most common soil...

    Well said!:thumbup1:

    Under most common soil conditions, they are also easier to implement than OS's.
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    It might be interesting to do an analysis of the...

    It might be interesting to do an analysis of the boomstakes typically in use vs. standard stake styles. The "ideal" length ratios might give the highest holding power within the stake structure, but...
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    "Little more"?:rolleyes: Let's say a "LOT" just...

    "Little more"?:rolleyes: Let's say a "LOT" just to be fair.:laugh::lol:

    It's a PITA, but only has to be done once, the actual arm range isn't affected much, still moves freely on your RL and it...
  8. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I don't know that I would call them "cheap", but...

    I don't know that I would call them "cheap", but the boomstakes tensa sells use titanium stakes. I've been whacking on my 40cm stakes and they are extremely sturdy and quite lightweight. For the...
  9. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Oh wow! Is "this" where boomstakes...

    Oh wow! Is "this" where boomstakes came from? Back in 2011?? Friggin LOVE those things!
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    I never used one until my most recent TQ purchase...

    I never used one until my most recent TQ purchase (20*)... and find I'm actually really loving it. Going forward... my current thought is that it's such an inexpensive add-on I would rather always...
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    In that sense, it would be extremely useful. I...

    In that sense, it would be extremely useful. I wasn't knocking the potential usefulness of the app, just that "user" hang location input to some of those "iconic" hang/camp locations may be limited...
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    Sounds interesting, but kinda wonder how many...

    Sounds interesting, but kinda wonder how many people will actually geotag their favorite hang locations. I, for one, would not and enjoy the adventure in "getting" to a good hang as much as the hang...
  13. Poll: I voted multi-stop, but not knowing exactly the...

    I voted multi-stop, but not knowing exactly the meaning of it, activity specific might have been a better choice(?) I'm not really sure I'm getting the question either.

    Hanging is really just a...
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    Here ya go...

    Here ya go.. this'll color up your tensa beautifully. Dirty cheap, "no scratch" guarantee for life and works on anodized aluminum with absolutely ZERO prep or stripping required. Ready for use...
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    ~25%. If you're doing a locked brummel, you also...

    ~25%. If you're doing a locked brummel, you also want to account for that as well in your length loss calc.. 3/4"-1".

    I doubt it's SOP, but I'm not a math fan. On fixed length RL's I don't...
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    No experience with it, but I guess my question...

    No experience with it, but I guess my question would be... if the tarp material and grosgrain have different stretch characteristics... wouldn't that impact your ability to properly tension your...
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    Wondering if anything ever came of this... or if...

    Wondering if anything ever came of this... or if there might be some space cordage and/or fabric hitting the market place sometime in the not too distant future. :thumbup1:
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    Sounds like me. More often than not I just go...

    Sounds like me. More often than not I just go with my stand because it's so dang easy and I don't have to hunt around for trees in the right orientation to where I want to be. Kind of nice too being...
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    I originally planned on doing velco on my...

    I originally planned on doing velco on my superfly but angling and overlapping has done me well enough I really don't see the need. I've had some pretty decent winds and rain coming through but...
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    Me too. MSR Groundhogs, stake/tie-out bag...

    Me too. MSR Groundhogs, stake/tie-out bag seperate from my tarp. How many depends on which tarp I'm using. Fair weather tarp, 4. Winter tarp 6-8. I've used different types of stakes in different...
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    I read where you've had 10 different hammocks in...

    I read where you've had 10 different hammocks in 8 years and they all worked with a fixed line, but must have "completely" missed the fact it was the same fixed SRL on all 10 hammocks. :laugh::lol:
    ...
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    So you're just replacing an existing SRL with a...

    So you're just replacing an existing SRL with a new one in zing-it? I thought you were looking into one for a new DIY hammock. If it's just a replacement then it would depend on what the current SRL...
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    If you "do" opt to go with a loop turner, Dutch...

    If you "do" opt to go with a loop turner, Dutch sells them for around $6.50 + shipping, however, if you have a Joann Fabrics in your area they typically go for $2-$4 out the door and will drop to a...
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    Very true. According to Samson, zing-it/lash-it...

    Very true. According to Samson, zing-it/lash-it is "non-spliceable". No matter what rules of thumb we follow, we're apparently doing it wrong. :lol:

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing a...
  25. FS/FT: No worries, brother. There's always more pots in...

    No worries, brother. There's always more pots in the sea.:laugh: RecLife just picked up a MASSIVELY killer deal! Nice score!!:thumbup1:
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    Which snake skins do you have? Are you...

    Which snake skins do you have? Are you overlapping them in the middle or just pulling them in to meet? "Generally", 2 part snakeskins are long enough that they should overlap each other a foot or...
  27. FS/FT: Which pots are they, and are you open to selling...

    Which pots are they, and are you open to selling the pots without the stove? Is shipping included in your prices?
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    Just as a suggestion, you might consider doing an...

    Just as a suggestion, you might consider doing an adjustable (ie., UCR SRL). I know you can do the math and get within a fairly comfortable range, but every hammock is going to lay a little...
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    The cost savings are phenomenal, but more so is...

    The cost savings are phenomenal, but more so is the gratification and ease at being able to throw something together on a whim specific to the project on hand.

    This is my splicing kit (less knife)...
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    He might be able to adjust it, but I've always...

    He might be able to adjust it, but I've always found them to have exorbitant shipping charges. Ie., $4.95 shipping on $5 for 2 dutch hooks @ .8grams. ;-)
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    Have you tried sea bands? ...or...

    Have you tried sea bands? ...or whiskey?:rolleyes:

    But I was serious about the sea bands. Scopolamine patches might also be an option, but I'm sure you've been presented with that option by your...
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    Poll: Yup. They are placed wider apart so the pull outs...

    Yup. They are placed wider apart so the pull outs are near-adjacent to the spreader bars.

    I would X2 going with a center tie-out if you're going for the 13'er. The superfly certainly won't...
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    X2

    X2
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    Agreed. I prefer split suspensions but will...

    Agreed.

    I prefer split suspensions but will run CRL's when necessary. Ie., I hang the RL above when using poles on my panel pull-outs and my main tarp is cat-cut. One of my winter tarps is not...
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    IIRC, he once showed a UCR that was 7/64" passing...

    IIRC, he once showed a UCR that was 7/64" passing through 1/8" with a 10"-12" bury, but wasn't one that he had put together.
    I'm in no way an authority on the subject, but understand the "theories"...
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    They certainly did everyone right with their...

    They certainly did everyone right with their inventory clearance. I was one of the lucky ones that scored a 12' winter tarp (dark brown) for a cool 75 bones. Not as pictured and came with Beastee Dee...
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    I'll stand in that line, too. ;-) Doesn't have...

    I'll stand in that line, too. ;-)

    Doesn't have to be a hammock... sacks, pouches, etc. he could make a killing!
  38. Thread: Storage ideas

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    Which "storage" thread should we reply to? ;) ...

    Which "storage" thread should we reply to? ;)

    Maybe use a variety of smaller containers inside your tote to seperate like items so it's not such a jumble to sort through? Ie., tarp...
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    I "highly" doubt there wouldn't be a horde of...

    I "highly" doubt there wouldn't be a horde of folks that wouldn't climb over each other wanting to DIY a hammock with "space fabric". :laugh:

    Heck... If you want to coil up the 550... I would be...
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    Poll: For just an overnight trekking poles are a good...

    For just an overnight trekking poles are a good option. No point lugging on more gear. If you're staying on a day or two then you have to consider that either you won't have use of your poles for day...
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    Yes.. and just called a "rivet tool". Harbor...

    Yes.. and just called a "rivet tool". Harbor Freight has them on the cheap (5 bones) if you won't be using one but occassionally.
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    Poll: X2 I went superfly too pretty much for the same...

    X2 I went superfly too pretty much for the same reasons. The panel pull out poles you might consider doing your own. It's much less expensive and you can do your own length (I wanted mine a few...
  43. Agreed!

    Agreed!
  44. You could probably come up with lighter, but I...

    You could probably come up with lighter, but I don't know about bulk. The kevlar comes in at 2.29g/ft vs. 1.4g/ft on 7/64" amsteel. Split the distances (6x6) and that would save almost 11g (20%)....
  45. :thumbup::thumbup: The lighter and simpler...

    :thumbup::thumbup:



    The lighter and simpler side... UCR's, single length of amsteel on a turtle-tie... :shades:
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    "Gsx-rboy750 has exceeded their stored private...

    "Gsx-rboy750 has exceeded their stored private messages".

    Unable to reply
  47. Really no difference. Without an SRL you're just...

    Really no difference. Without an SRL you're just adjusting sag by your suspension hang angle. With different distances between trees your end angles can vary once you load your hammock so more...
  48. My preferred as well, but agree with all the...

    My preferred as well, but agree with all the above.

    One point... which may not make any difference... I prefer 1/8" CL's on gathered ends. The size difference is minimal, but at least in my own...
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    I actually kind of like the DB idea. Seems like...

    I actually kind of like the DB idea. Seems like that would simplify routing (possibly wrapping) at the pole ends.

    Absolutely agree! I like my hammock CL's short, I don't want to mess with my tree...
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    Not a single post yet I wouldn't agree with, in...

    Not a single post yet I wouldn't agree with, in full!



    This is the most me... and would only add... and now I "do" have one I rarely leave it home (I run a superfly too). At present, most...
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