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  1. Two points: 1- DCF seam construction is tricky...

    Two points:

    1- DCF seam construction is tricky business. Extreme temperatures have caused seam failures since the very first folks started working with it, the adhesives used fail. I am not a...
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    I would see if you can get things going in the...

    I would see if you can get things going in the basement first with the following:

    Easy one is what I do for my wife- I have a whoopee sling hanging from the rafter that she can reach out and grab...
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    HMM... my supplier recommended that Resmed...

    HMM... my supplier recommended that Resmed AirMini and said they could get it around $600.
    That said they suggested I simply wait a few months to see how I did with the dreamstation APAP. I guess...
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    Heya Slugger! No higher honor a backpacker can...

    Heya Slugger!
    No higher honor a backpacker can bestow that to choose to put a piece of gear in their pack... so thankee kindly!

    Yes the bridges are still getting made and thanks to you and...
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    I would stick with your local guy- if you can...

    I would stick with your local guy- if you can afford it- pick up a blackbird XL and a ridgerunner. Using them 'side by side' will give you a better idea.
    Brandon does allow returns and given you...
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    I'm still testing the 1.3, but all initial...

    I'm still testing the 1.3, but all initial impressions are very positive.

    Before I test a fabric in my bridges I build a gathered end or two and try the fabric that way and spend a week or more...
  7. That sucks for both of you. Ditch the...

    That sucks for both of you.

    Ditch the hardware- https://1drv.ms/u/s!Apygyt54yYPwhMRhyagUiw0JppWcFg?e=cyieoe
    You can direct attach the pole by girth hitching the dogbones to the webbing itself.
    ...
  8. Had to upload from my phone- Size Large...

    Had to upload from my phone-
    Size Large Original as requested; unfortunately it's in a very feminine black but I think you can pull it off.

    This was in a box or raffle win or something a year...
  9. 178815 Got one

    178815

    Got one
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    If you own a bridge- take out a spreader bar and...

    If you own a bridge- take out a spreader bar and you'll get the basic idea.
    Works better with a sleeping pad.

    There have also been a few folks who shoved a spreader bar into a gathered end. ...
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    HMMM- shove a spreader into an ENO huh? That's...

    HMMM- shove a spreader into an ENO huh?

    That's what he did there which is neat.
    Though I can't quite spot how he prevented collapse of the fabric (the gathered end tends to 'regather' when you...
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    http://hmascastlemaine.org.au/pics/Hammock.jpg ...

    http://hmascastlemaine.org.au/pics/Hammock.jpg

    A version of a Royal Navy with a spreader bar probably.

    https://theultimatehang.com/2013/01/25/world-war-ii-us-navy-hammock-and-clew-tutorial/
    ...
  13. Is Black Friday a traditional German Holiday?

    Is Black Friday a traditional German Holiday?
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    BillyBob- I tried the low to the ground thing...

    BillyBob-

    I tried the low to the ground thing early on. Being a carpenter by trade (and climber/arborist in the past) it's quite noticeable how quickly the wind picks up as you rise above the...
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    Reflectix isn't your best bet. ...

    Reflectix isn't your best bet. https://www.gossamergear.com/products/nightlight-sleeping-pad-torso-length#specs
    Something like that, or a thin light foam is better. But you are quite correct-...
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    BillyBob- ...

    BillyBob-

    https://sectionhiker.com/how-does-the-insulation-in-a-therm-a-rest-neoair-work/

    Check this out, the photo mainly.
    I know we've discussed how thermal pane windows work and other...
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    If I may ask... what is the magic number that...

    If I may ask... what is the magic number that would have kept you in the bridge?
    That said- having told many folks to try a gathered end before a bridge I can't really argue with your point.

    But...
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    Don't forget your head insulation- biggest...

    Don't forget your head insulation- biggest mistake new quilt users make. It seems silly but even on cool nights it can make a massive difference in the experience. Otherwise- happy to hear you...
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    I believe they are 16 ounces or less for the for...

    I believe they are 16 ounces or less for the for the pair.
    They started as a costco exclusive but are available direct and in a few different 'flavors' that vary slightly in weight.
    ...
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    "What does this mean for Therm-a-Rest products?...

    "What does this mean for Therm-a-Rest products?
    The new standard uses a different test protocol and device, which means all of our pads will be receiving new R-value ratings. Our gearÂ’s R-value...
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    Jumping back in- 24" dogbones seems very...

    Jumping back in-
    24" dogbones seems very short... but it is 80% of 30" and you have the ring plus a little webbing too so it technically checks out for about a 200lb user. As you noted in another...
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    Brandon- Do you put a differential cut of some...

    Brandon-
    Do you put a differential cut of some sort in the double layers?


    The reason I don't build double layers (at least for pad sleeve use) is that it's a 'no win' for me (the vendor)....
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    Before you give up completely- you can always...

    Before you give up completely- you can always simply put the pad in the bridge.
    In the Double layer this really shouldn't change the geometry much.

    Yes, much like every ground dweller you do...
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    IF you splice- you could try reducing the dogbone...

    IF you splice- you could try reducing the dogbone sizes gradually and see how she rides.
    If you happen to be fairly light (under 175bs) then there is some more wiggle room... but as you are...
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    The amsteel with a loop on each end is a dogbone....

    The amsteel with a loop on each end is a dogbone. And if you are going to buy those- might as well pick up the soft shackles too. (along with other suspension parts like your new tree...
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    Excellent point... DCF sales are rare and Hammock...

    Excellent point... DCF sales are rare and Hammock gear has a solid reputation for them (and an easy product to sell here if you change your mind) so that is an easy trigger pull if there is a sale.
    ...
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    Congrats- usually takes me quite some time to...

    Congrats- usually takes me quite some time to explain this to people :cool:

    The simple answer is that so long as you are within the single layer weight rating, it's not really a concern but if...
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    Above 200lbs- it gets a bit complicated jacking...

    Above 200lbs- it gets a bit complicated jacking around with bridge suspensions.
    I'm mildly familiar with the geometry of the ridgerunner simply due to it being very popular. So I bought one last...
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    Technically- if you don't mind it being super...

    Technically- if you don't mind it being super saggy in the center you can hang it as short as you'd like.

    As far as redoing the suspension (beyond simply removing the buckles)... I wouldn't mess...
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    Well then, The 'Aye's' have it and the motion...

    Well then, The 'Aye's' have it and the motion carries. Pass the flask and back to business.

    Sometimes Just Bill types too much and it's just plain confussin'.
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    Excellent visual aides and thank you! Feels...

    Excellent visual aides and thank you!

    Feels bad correcting an otherwise very helpful post BUT guessing it was a simple mistake-
    The BMBH, RR and my stuff (plus Bic, Grizz, WV, etc) are ALL...
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    So to answer your trekking pole question I'll...

    So to answer your trekking pole question I'll reference your first post's pictures.

    Here's a bit of a simple disclosure... I don't own a BMBH. I've seen em, layed in one, don't like them. To...
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    Hopefully the tongue in cheekiness came through...

    Hopefully the tongue in cheekiness came through on my post , just as the straightforward info you provided did.
    And you managed to do it without giggling into the keyboard too hard about the BA...
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    Before you throw the baby out with the...

    Before you throw the baby out with the bathwater....

    Let me throw on my SUL gram weenie arsehole hat on for a second and discuss this from that end.
    I think one common problem with approaching...
  35. I did not like it, it was stiff and...

    I did not like it, it was stiff and clammy/plastic feeling as a hammock.
    I might even still have that around someplace...

    I much preferred the M10 fabric for this type of hammock. There is a...
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    Actually not a bad question. The simple one-...

    Actually not a bad question.

    The simple one- tarps.
    A tarp should be the stated length (or match closely enough per the spec sheet the vendor provides).

    Hammocks do get a little trickier from...
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    Thanks for the reply! Yar, it's a double...

    Thanks for the reply!

    Yar, it's a double whammie actually in this case as the Ridgerunner doesn't use a ridgeline so the variations in the pitch on the RR are much wider than with other bridges as...
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    https://seatosummitusa.com/products/mosquito-pyram...

    https://seatosummitusa.com/products/mosquito-pyramid-net-shelters

    This net is also a net that comes up as a cheap option for both bridge users and ground dwellers.
    It can be found onsale for...
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    Just so I'm not stirring Kirby the wrong way;...

    Just so I'm not stirring Kirby the wrong way; Wasn't the net I sold you for a Kitsap Bridge?
    The RR has a roughly 14' ridgeline, my larger bridges have a 12' so I don't believe they will fit onto...
  40. At this point; I don't share my patterns. I do...

    At this point; I don't share my patterns. I do try to share what I can but unfortunately I've got well over $10k into things and until I recoup some more of that I won't be giving out the final...
  41. You would need to order a 17" with ferrule and a...

    You would need to order a 17" with ferrule and a 26" without... or two 26" poles.
    FWIW- for a few bucks more I'd just do the double 26" and trim them to be equal length when taken apart.
    Use...
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    Looking at your profile- if you can sew a bridge...

    Looking at your profile- if you can sew a bridge you can handle a Primaloft Gold UQ (or a down one).

    Apex is like a brillo pad once you've handled Primaloft. Probably closest in feel to synthetic...
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    The Scrim is just a carrier (like tissue paper). ...

    The Scrim is just a carrier (like tissue paper). It carries no structural value and is used for the manufacturing of the insulation itself as well as by some companies during the production of the...
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    Regarding the shake tests: I wouldn't call them...

    Regarding the shake tests:
    I wouldn't call them useless, but unrealistic is accurate. As mentioned- to reach that level of violent saturation you'd likely trash your sleeping gear to do so. There...
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    Welcome to the forum :jj: I'm not aware of...

    Welcome to the forum :jj:

    I'm not aware of anyone doing a side by side bridge setup off hand. Not impossible, but you'd likely need to sleep 'head to foot' to make it work in any practical way...
  46. According to Dogger: Shorts and sandals weather...

    According to Dogger: Shorts and sandals weather all weekend, with just enough of a nip come Saturday morn that he had to put on his fancy robe fer a bit.

    Others seemed less convinced about the...
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    Beyond simply not losing it... Yar- messed...

    Beyond simply not losing it...

    Yar- messed with this a bit. You're pretty well correct... the tension tends to simply concentrate the gather again at the low point. Though you can play with it...
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    The old school magic bullet was the Western...

    The old school magic bullet was the Western Mountaineering Summerlite. 32 degree mummy for about 18 ounces (it crept to 19 these days). Something many folks forget about with quilts is you still...
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    I obviously don't have anyone's sales figures in...

    I obviously don't have anyone's sales figures in hand... but a fairly recent development overall.

    A few years back there was a down shortage and price spike. Stuff got very expensive...
    When...
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    Yar... Brandon should have been included there...

    Yar... Brandon should have been included there with the other four. Though like the above brands; you'd never have heard of them outside this forum or have them be discussed elsewhere.
    That was...
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