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    That modular version seems pretty neat. I have a...

    That modular version seems pretty neat. I have a 40 Trail Winder and love it. It's super easy to set up, and it's as light as most other 40 full-length down quilts and almost as packable.
  2. My understanding is that if the campsite has a...

    My understanding is that if the campsite has a shelter available, thru-hikers are required to sleep inside the shelter- and you aren't allowed to hang a hammock inside the shelter. I've heard others...
  3. I followed Frozen's (Outdoor Adventures is his...

    I followed Frozen's (Outdoor Adventures is his YouTube channel) AT thru hike a couple years ago, and he was able to use his hammock the entire way, with the exception of Smoky Mountain National Park-...
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    I use 8' lengths on all corners. Personally, I...

    I use 8' lengths on all corners. Personally, I prefer the convenience of always having long enough guylines to pitch the tarp however I want- be it porch mode or storm mode.

    I used to be more...
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    I love my HG mesh sleeve. It makes setup and...

    I love my HG mesh sleeve. It makes setup and takedown so much easier. Sure, the tarp won't dry completely in the mesh sleeve. But that's true whether you put it in a stuff sack, or any other type of...
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    I personally don't use hardware anymore on my...

    I personally don't use hardware anymore on my hammock setups. But if I did, I'd probably go with the Breeze Buckles from Autumn Ultralight.
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    I did the same thing, went with the Mountainfly...

    I did the same thing, went with the Mountainfly and haven't looked back. It has more than enough coverage for any weather, and I like having the full width- which gives me more space for porch mode....
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    I have two Dream Hammocks- a Darien (asym) and a...

    I have two Dream Hammocks- a Darien (asym) and a Raven (symmetrical). Personally, I don't really notice much a difference in terms of comfort. That said, the visibility on your head-side is better on...
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    If I had to guess, it looks like a DIY version of...

    If I had to guess, it looks like a DIY version of "Triangle Thingies."
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    Welcome to the forum, ya knob! There's plenty of...

    Welcome to the forum, ya knob! There's plenty of information and helpful folks here. Enjoy perusing the forums, asking questions, and getting new gear.

    Lastly, enjoy some Elsinore Beer, and save a...
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    I see what you did there! :lol:

    I see what you did there! :lol:
  12. These handy toggles work great for tarp...

    These handy toggles work great for tarp ridgelines and tieouts. They're cheap, reliable, ultralight, and easy to use.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/284258672637?hash=item422f231ffd:g:udIAAOSwJkNbbKnL
  13. Thread: No more Raven?

    by rweb82
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    That's a bummer about the Raven. It's still...

    That's a bummer about the Raven. It's still probably my favorite all-around hammock. What made it so special was that it offered all of the features & flexibility of the high-end hammocks, but at a...
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    You don't have to un-cinch/re-cinch the netting...

    You don't have to un-cinch/re-cinch the netting each time you get in & out. It's shock cord, so it will stretch. Just pull the netting up, so the hole is right by the edge of your hammock, stick your...
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    You can add one more to the Lawson Glowire fan...

    You can add one more to the Lawson Glowire fan list!
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    I use option #2, ever since I switched to an...

    I use option #2, ever since I switched to an all-in-one hammock/tarp suspension. Without shock cord tensioners, the tarp would loosen a bit after I entered the hammock. After adding the shock cord,...
  17. Thread: Chill Gorilla??

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    They definitely try to be a "jack of all trades."...

    They definitely try to be a "jack of all trades." If you're craving Famous Dave's BBQ sauce and Sprecher's Root Beer, there isn't a better deal around! I also like to buy my smoke wood chunks from...
  18. Thread: Chill Gorilla??

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    They definitely try to be a "jack of all trades."...

    They definitely try to be a "jack of all trades." If you're craving Famous Dave's BBQ sauce and Sprecher's Root Beer, there isn't a better deal around! I also like to buy my smoke wood chunks from...
  19. Thread: Chill Gorilla??

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    ^This. I've always advocated for getting the best...

    ^This. I've always advocated for getting the best gear you can afford to get out in the woods, because isn't that really the goal in the first place? You can replace pieces over time to eventually...
  20. Thread: Chill Gorilla??

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    This rationale goes both ways. Many folks also...

    This rationale goes both ways. Many folks also justify the high cost of their cottage gear, and are more likely to give it the benefit of the doubt when something fails...because it was made from...
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    Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. I had...

    Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. I had foot surgery a few years back, and was sidelined for a bit. But thankfully everything healed well, and it's like nothing ever happened. You'll get back...
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    Evo loops have been a mainstay on all of my...

    Evo loops have been a mainstay on all of my suspensions for the tree connection for a few years now. I've not had one issue. They are extremely reliable, super lightweight, and are dead simple to use.
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    These really are the best option, IMO. It keeps...

    These really are the best option, IMO. It keeps my stuff bone-dry, and weighs next to nothing.
  24. Anything I want to stay dry goes in the liner....

    Anything I want to stay dry goes in the liner. Naturally, my hammock is one of those items.
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    I have both styles of UQ- Loco Libre Habanero...

    I have both styles of UQ- Loco Libre Habanero (sym) and Simply Light Designs Trail Winder (asym). I use and love both UQs, though they each have their pros/cons.

    Symmetrical
    Pros: Will work with...
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    No violence here, lol! I just wanted to make a...

    No violence here, lol! I just wanted to make a point that all suspension options come with a unique set of pros & cons. Just in case any hammock newbies are perusing this thread, I wouldn't want them...
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    I feel like there is a possible "disclaimer" for...

    I feel like there is a possible "disclaimer" for practically every suspension option available.

    Whoopie slings: Hang on the knot, not on the toggle. Be sure to milk the bury.
    MSH/Toggle: Hang on...
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    I agree. The becket hitch has been used for...

    I agree. The becket hitch has been used for millennia to hang hammocks in South America. It's quite possibly the oldest method of hanging a hammock. To say it has been field-tested is a gross...
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    I generally fluctuate between 195-200lbs, and...

    I generally fluctuate between 195-200lbs, and I've never had a problem with the becket hitch slipping using my white 2.4g/ft UHMWPE straps. I did test some sub-2g/ft. straps and found that those...
  30. Judging from that picture, the 0 does look...

    Judging from that picture, the 0 does look under-filled. Another possibility is that it was mis-labeled. That looks more like a 30 or 40 quilt to me. At any rate, you should contact HG directly...
  31. You should weigh both quilts and compare to the...

    You should weigh both quilts and compare to the specifications on HG's website. If the 0 UQ is way under spec, then it's very likely they made a mistake and didn't add enough down to it- which I'm...
  32. Do both quilts use the same fill power down?

    Do both quilts use the same fill power down?
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    I agree. If I ever order another top quilt, I'll...

    I agree. If I ever order another top quilt, I'll probably just get a sewn foot box too- since I've never opened mine up either. But I sleep very warm, and always use my Thermarest Lite sit pad in the...
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    This is pretty much the exact method I use,...

    This is pretty much the exact method I use, except I use Lawson Glowire for my tieouts. It's slightly heavier than micro cord, but it doesn't tangle- which I love!
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    It does shorten the length by about 1-1.5" max.

    It does shorten the length by about 1-1.5" max.
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    One little tip with cinch foot boxes, wrap the...

    One little tip with cinch foot boxes, wrap the draw cord around the hole (like you're sealing a balloon), and then tuck the last little bit back under one of the wraps. This completely eliminates the...
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    The Janome HD1000 is a fantastic machine with...

    The Janome HD1000 is a fantastic machine with all-metal working parts. It'll sew whatever you want and will last a very long time. Excellent stitch quality as well. The price brand-new is around...
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    Same here. I love the Glowire! Sent from my...

    Same here. I love the Glowire!

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
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    My preference are the plastic toggles that...

    My preference are the plastic toggles that Myerstech sells. They're cheaper than Dutch bling, and seem to work much better for me. They hold tension very well, are easier to adjust, and they even...
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    Simple Tarp Tensioning Idea

    I just came across this video today. It's a very simple, yet functional idea for tensioning a tarp, bundling, or strapping. I'm sure this isn't a new idea, but thought I'd share for those who don't...
  41. Also keep in mind there are different 1.6...

    Also keep in mind there are different 1.6 fabrics. There's HyperD and Hexon, and they both have a little different feel.
  42. With all variables being the same w/ the hammock...

    With all variables being the same w/ the hammock body, the difference in lay/feel comes down to the cut of the bug net, length of the ridgeline, and how the ends are gathered (sewn channel vs....
  43. "Can be used by two or three people...one at a...

    "Can be used by two or three people...one at a time."
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    Keep in mind the Dangerbird does not have a...

    Keep in mind the Dangerbird does not have a symmetrical option, so you won't get as good of views from it as you would with a symmetrical hammock. The Sparrow and Raven are the only two that are (or...
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    I think my Dream Hammock Raven allows for good...

    I think my Dream Hammock Raven allows for good views. Asym hammocks will be worse in this regard, if you're wanting to see out the foot side. The SLD Trail Lair is supposedly great for views. And to...
  46. That's basically my method too. Except I do wrap...

    That's basically my method too. Except I do wrap them around my hand before stuffing them in the side pocket of my pack- though the wrap job is not orderly in any way.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL...
  47. I do the same thing. There's no need to flatten...

    I do the same thing. There's no need to flatten out the entire strap, unless you're just OCD about the appearance.

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
  48. Any of the UHMWPE straps are going to roll up on...

    Any of the UHMWPE straps are going to roll up on you. I wouldn't go any lower than 2.2 g/ft., otherwise they'll slip with a standard becket hitch. You'd need to use a modified becket or j-bend.

    I...
  49. Thread: I need help!

    by rweb82
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    Here's a good video from Dream Hammock on how to...

    Here's a good video from Dream Hammock on how to get a good hang angle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFeKvHNRukg
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    I'd be surprised if they even charge you for it,...

    I'd be surprised if they even charge you for it, since it sounds more like a defect rather than a custom request.
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