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  1. Poll: My Ideal down hood would have a slight bib or...

    My Ideal down hood would have a slight bib or cape that would slip under my topquilt. The bib/cape portion would not need to be insulated but, would function to seal my top insulation from air...
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    I have roughly 18 inches of shock-cord at each...

    I have roughly 18 inches of shock-cord at each door with a small loop at the ends. When not in use these shock-cords are tucked through the side tie-out loops and keep the doors back. To closed the...
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    It is hard to determine what to modify without...

    It is hard to determine what to modify without seeing what you are doing. Is it possible for you to post some photos with it in use?
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    I have a 20+ year old GoreTex shell from EMS. ...

    I have a 20+ year old GoreTex shell from EMS. The Goretex is still waterproof but the surface fabric has needed a reapplication of a DWR coating (durable water repellant) a few times. This is...
  5. Thread: Summer Hanging?

    by OCDave
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    I used a self-inflating 3/4 length REI Thermarest...

    I used a self-inflating 3/4 length REI Thermarest clone for 2 summers before buying a set of 20* quilts during a HammockGear Black Friday sale. While the pad worked acceptably, the leap in comfort...
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    When I lie in my own hammock, I want to feel the...

    When I lie in my own hammock, I want to feel the support/pressure between my hips and shoulder blades. If I feel any pressure on my butt, I raise the foot end. Think of how you feel in a fully...
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    The Tensa4 exceeded my expectations regarding...

    The Tensa4 exceeded my expectations regarding quality of engineering and construction. I am a bit bigger than you and have no concerns that the stand will not stand up to constant use with my...
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    Congrats on the continued success.

    Congrats on the continued success.
  9. Thread: Brand?

    by OCDave
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    Avoid settling on ONE favorite. Personally, I...

    Avoid settling on ONE favorite. Personally, I get a charge out of how many different US cottage vendors are represented in my backpack or canoe pack on every single trip. Challenge yourself to top...
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    Welcome to the Forums Arcadia117.

    Welcome to the Forums Arcadia117.
  11. What would be a rough estimate regarding weight...

    What would be a rough estimate regarding weight capacity? Would it tolerate a 30 pound food bag? Something heavier?

    As if it mattered... I am buying some regardless.
    Edit: Order placed ;)
  12. If it feels good, keep doing it. If not, change...

    If it feels good, keep doing it. If not, change it up.

    Good Luck
  13. Thought it was overly obvious; Get the right tool...

    Thought it was overly obvious; Get the right tool for the job. You can make the wrong tool work but, it will be a huge pain in the tookus.
  14. A guy can drive 10d nails with a sledge hammer. ...

    A guy can drive 10d nails with a sledge hammer. It is really nice to have that sledge hammer if on occassion you had to drive a railroad spike. It would be hard to drive a railroad spike with a 20...
  15. I would consider simply adding off-center D-rings...

    I would consider simply adding off-center D-rings to your largest tarp and evaluating how that works. Tarps are fantastic for their inherent versatility. Once you start designing for a specific...
  16. I don't like Lash-it for guy-lines. I find...

    I don't like Lash-it for guy-lines. I find Z-line less prone to tangling and holds knots and hitches better.

    I like the Taut-line hitch. I skip Shock cord and tighten my tarp as needed by...
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    Hammock camping is best when you can drift off...

    Hammock camping is best when you can drift off under a clear starry night with nothing between you and the heavens. Tarps and bug nets are accessories to be used only as necessary. Camp when it's...
  18. The Tensahedron Taco is by far the most...

    The Tensahedron Taco is by far the most spectaucalr way to drop 12-18 inches I have ever experienced.
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    Yes, this is really nice set up and similar to...

    Yes, this is really nice set up and similar to what we had in mind for a deck; ground level patio type. I have no roof over-hang so, I'll need to design a pergola type roof over the deck to...
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    I think the top post is the design element I need...

    I think the top post is the design element I need to incorporate. Thanks
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    Show me your Deck hammock hang

    I have a rotting, poorly constructed deck in my back yard. As I willl be replacing it soon, I would like to incorporate a spot to throw up a hammock when the mood strikes me.

    I would like to...
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    Really? ... That seems askew for someone on post...

    Really? ... That seems askew for someone on post count #2.
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    Welcome to the forum dlashrus. Is it...

    Welcome to the forum dlashrus.

    Is it possible you tried to go too light? A 1.0 single layered seems destined to fail. A lot of the ultra-lightweight camping equipment produced is not durable...
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    I am having difficulty seeing the whole in the...

    I am having difficulty seeing the whole in the photo. With that in mind, I'd use GE Silicone II, thinned with Mineral Spirits. Brush on the area on the outside of your tarp, then wipe off. If the...
  25. You can make these types of spikes work but at a...

    You can make these types of spikes work but at a huge weight disadvantage compared to the Orange Screw. The holding power of the orange screw relative to the weight is remarkable.

    Is there a...
  26. You need a night light or perhaps a few. Use the...

    You need a night light or perhaps a few. Use the soloar powered Luci Lights. Set 3 or 4 up in a perimerter far enough away from you that you are in darkness but close enough to create a little...
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    Theoretical advantage but, realistically not. If...

    Theoretical advantage but, realistically not. If cold, the sun shining directly on me would be warmer than filtered through a light colored tarp.
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    If my tarp is deployed when the sun is shining,...

    If my tarp is deployed when the sun is shining, which is rare, it is because I need shade. A darker tarp will serve that purpose best. A dark colored tarp might feel warmed to the touch but, the...
  29. Fancy Shoes, This is all together different...

    Fancy Shoes,

    This is all together different from just procrastination or lack of motivation. You need more than advice from peers. You need more than simple discipline. You need the help of a...
  30. Exactly what I was thinking when I read the...

    Exactly what I was thinking when I read the original post. If you have to "push yourself", why bother. Find what "pulls you".

    When I get past Hinkley, traveling North on Interstate 35, tension...
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    I use smaller and lighter tarp stakes, my...

    I use smaller and lighter tarp stakes, my favorites being the titanium staples from Dream Hammocks. To accomodate some of the duff and peaty soils I encounter, I have thrown in a couple of REI Snow...
  32. Poll: My ENO starter tarp came with Linelocs. I guess...

    My ENO starter tarp came with Linelocs. I guess I have matured, I now find them limiting.
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    I disagree with your premise. Hammocks are every...

    I disagree with your premise. Hammocks are every bit as popular as small backpacking tents. While those who carry the 6-8 person, 15 lb tents with garages are a different breed more akin to the RV...
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    I have been adverse to most of the schemes...

    I have been adverse to most of the schemes incorporating shock cord into tarp guylines but, shockcord loops alone seems cleaner than most. I might have to give this a try.
  35. You are dealing with a small cottage company. ...

    You are dealing with a small cottage company. The reason you enjoy their products is they are experienced hikers and design products utilizing their outdoors experience. They are likely out gaining...
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    I keep my tarp in a set of Tarp Sleeves w/pockets...

    I keep my tarp in a set of Tarp Sleeves w/pockets on the ends for my non-continuous ridge line (1.75 Lash-it on Dutchware Stingerz). My guy lines (Z-Packs 1.25mm Z-line) are coiled and rolled up...
  37. Yes, your perspective is valid. There once was a...

    Yes, your perspective is valid. There once was a time when it was expected that items posted on this site were offered only here. The membership was smaller and there was a greater sense of...
  38. How tall are you? Do you need a short or Long...

    How tall are you? Do you need a short or Long size?
    How big are you? Chest size, coat size
    How will you use your top quilt? Strictly hammocking or will you use it for ground /tent camping as...
  39. Thread: tree distance.

    by OCDave
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    So, based upon this experience, next time you...

    So, based upon this experience, next time you will ... ?
  40. I sleep out many nights but now, only down to...

    I sleep out many nights but now, only down to high single digits. Nearing 0* and below it stops being fun. I can get through the night but never comfortable. High teen-low twenty's is my...
  41. At 0* F I have had no problem. At -10 I have...

    At 0* F I have had no problem. At -10 I have remained cozy. At -18* my shock cord turned from stretchy and pliable to solid, non-stretchy. The low that night was -21 but, I was forced to bail at...
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    I found I needed something for under insulation...

    I found I needed something for under insulation even on mid-summer nights. The really crude underquilt I made from a peice if windproof fleece was effective but, heavier and bulkier than I preferred...
  43. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    I tip the scales around 260. My preferred...

    I tip the scales around 260. My preferred hammock choice is the (no longer available) Wilderness Logics LiteOwl, Double layer 1.1. When an intergrated bug net is necessary, I choose my Warbonnet...
  44. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    I got one when he first began offering Hexon. I...

    I got one when he first began offering Hexon. I needed something to throw up in the backyard when the kids, the wife and the dog would all be eager to jump into the hammock with me. It isn't the...
  45. Thread: Pierre SD

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    How long do you intend on staying in the area? ...

    How long do you intend on staying in the area? There is so much to see around Mt. Rushmore that after two seperate week long trips to the area we were never able to fit in Deadwood nor even...
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    Poll: Absolutely. Looking forward to the inevitable...

    Absolutely. Looking forward to the inevitable expansion in the product line. I can envision coveting all the Sexy Hotness available.
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    I have only used my tarp a few times as ground...

    I have only used my tarp a few times as ground sleeping shelter but, in those instances the edges of the tarp were inches from the ground. For a ground dwelling, perhaps you could get by with...
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    Surely there is a Dutch created, titanium...

    Surely there is a Dutch created, titanium solution you have yet to consider. You will certainly be more satisfied with the $12, 3 gram fix than the $0.12, 5 gram fix. ;)
  49. My order is already processed and tracking number...

    My order is already processed and tracking number issued. After 2 orders, I think they might be a bit telepathic at Tensa outdoors. Be careful: just think about ordering and the ball is already...
  50. Thanks everyone. I have tried a few different...

    Thanks everyone. I have tried a few different options of my own that have been less than satisfying. So, I am placing an order for the real deal this afternoon.
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