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    Washing a Clark hammock?

    I just snagged a pre-loved Clark NX-270 and am wondering, if it's possible to wash it. So far, I have machine-washed all of my hammocks without any problems, but I'm not sure if the fabric for the...
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    Depends on how deep it got pulled in. If you can...

    Depends on how deep it got pulled in. If you can still see the beginning of the adjustable eye, it's possible to pull it back out. If the bury has started to be pulled into itself, you basically...
  3. I'm still waiting for my first UGQ quilt (MRS20...

    I'm still waiting for my first UGQ quilt (MRS20 outside, M10T inside) to be made and shipped, so I cannot say anything about the specific fabrics UGQ uses. But I have or have had many quilts from...
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    When using AmSteel, I would go with Samson's...

    When using AmSteel, I would go with Samson's recommendations. I assume they know the limits of their rope best. The recommended measurements can be found here "12-Strand Class II Whoopie Sling for...
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    No, you won't get the same clearance in a Sparrow...

    No, you won't get the same clearance in a Sparrow as you do in an XLC if your head is right next to the zipper. The Sparrow's net is cut out of a single piece of netting, and the tie-outs are on the...
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    It's much more effective to re-whip the Wooki. I...

    It's much more effective to re-whip the Wooki. I guess you could add Kam Snaps, but you'd have to do it on both sides to avoid having it slip on the other side. AFAIK the Wooki is quite a bit...
  7. I vastly prefer the tie-outs on the net instead...

    I vastly prefer the tie-outs on the net instead of on the hammock. For one thing, having the tie-out higher up gives you more room in the hammock and keeps the net further away from the head. Also,...
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    I was told that tape sealing is not possible with...

    I was told that tape sealing is not possible with silicone coated tarps. The tarp needs to be PU coated. Long term, PU coating has always peeled off on my equipment. Silicone never.

    As others...
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    For a fixed eye with a locked brummel splice,...

    For a fixed eye with a locked brummel splice, Samson recommends 2 fids for the bury. This works out to a bit more than 4" for the 7/64" AmSteel, if I did the math correctly.

    3.5 fids are...
  10. Open the foot end of your Wooki, pull the...

    Open the foot end of your Wooki, pull the whipping cord out of the channel, re-whip it by hand and pull out the sides or only the side of the footbox a couple of inches. Tie the whip off. This...
  11. It really depends on how sturdy the fabric of...

    It really depends on how sturdy the fabric of your hammock is, how big the Kam Snaps are (i.e. how big a hole they're going to create), and how much force will be applied to the snaps. I probably...
  12. I have a Skybed hammock and it is not cut to be...

    I have a Skybed hammock and it is not cut to be used without a pad. It takes some getting used to even with a pad, but without a pad it's basically unusable. If you want to use an underquilt, you...
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    As long as the clothes are not dripping wet, I...

    As long as the clothes are not dripping wet, I usually dry them by putting them between the layers if I'm using a double layer hammock, or between hammock and Wooki (which is similar to a double...
  14. When I tried hanging my hammock indoors first, I...

    When I tried hanging my hammock indoors first, I had the same problem. I tried all kinds of solutions. I moved the anchor points around until my walls were riddled with holes. No improvement. I got...
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    The actual color shades change all the time. I...

    The actual color shades change all the time. I assume that it's simply down to the fabric manufacturer. An "evergreen" tarp bought in November 2019 will look different from an "evergreen" tarp bought...
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    Well, "simple" is a matter of definition. Becket...

    Well, "simple" is a matter of definition. Becket straps and Evo Loops are simple because there are less elements - and if you're using Dyneema straps, it's hard to go lighter. I wanted to like it for...
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    Well, the marlin spike hitch * is * an adjustable...

    Well, the marlin spike hitch * is * an adjustable system... It does the same thing the Beetle Buckle does. People who like knots and don't mind to pay attention ("on the knot, not the toggle") will...
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    Beetle Buckles work very well with whoopie...

    Beetle Buckles work very well with whoopie slings. Actually they're easier to use than a marlin spike hitch and a toggle. But if you're not counting grams or need to bridge wide distances, a Beetle...
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    My guess is that the biggest concern is weight....

    My guess is that the biggest concern is weight. Nylon stretches more than polyester. But heavier fabrics stretch less than lighter fabrics. Hence 30D silnylon stretches less than 20D silnylon. With...
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    If the tree straps have to go so high up that you...

    If the tree straps have to go so high up that you have to climb, your trees are too far apart. That has absolutely nothing to do with the suspension system. The problem would have been the same with...
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    If the adjustable whoopie sling ridgeline slips...

    If the adjustable whoopie sling ridgeline slips under load, the bury of the adjustable eye is probably too short. Dutch has a nice article on his website: What you need to know about AmSteel rope. If...
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    Why lengthen the ridgeline if you hang it loose?...

    Why lengthen the ridgeline if you hang it loose? :confused: Why not simply lengthen the suspension? That would also result in a loose ridgeline, without running the risk of accidentally...
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    If you sleep well in your ENO, there's nothing...

    If you sleep well in your ENO, there's nothing wrong with it for you. I have tried sleeping in similar hammocks several times, and never could get really comfortable. Mostly due to the fairly...
  24. Thread: Extra tarp

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    Not a Gentleman, but I'll still answer... Have a...

    Not a Gentleman, but I'll still answer... Have a look at Dutch's Wide Asym Tarp. If I remember correctly, it has several tie-outs. Contrary to most other hammock tarps, it doesn't have a dedicated...
  25. I hate 1/8" Amsteel. It splices terribly, the...

    I hate 1/8" Amsteel. It splices terribly, the splices are chunky, and it's bulkier. Additionally, in order to achieve maximum breaking strength, the buries need to be longer. I retired my 7/64"...
  26. I have had no problems splicing Reflect-It. If...

    I have had no problems splicing Reflect-It. If anything, it was easier than splicing Zing-It / Lash-It, because it's not woven as tightly. What I don't like about Reflect-It is that the reflective...
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    Yes, the unbalanced feeling could be caused by...

    Yes, the unbalanced feeling could be caused by the sloppy cut. Although 1.25" is not a lot. Try whipping it along a straight line and see if it improves the lay.
  28. Forget the 20D fabrics. If you already got back...

    Forget the 20D fabrics. If you already got back pain in the TTTM, you will get more back pain and shoulder squeeze in lighter and hence more stretchy fabrics. Rather get 380 cm of Ripstop-Nylon,...
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    I don't really like the net design of the...

    I don't really like the net design of the Chameleon - both the sym and the asym nets are cut too tight, pulling up the sides of the hammock. When I lie in a Chameleon, I feel like I'm lying in a bath...
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    With many net designs there IS a difference in...

    With many net designs there IS a difference in the lay between the sym and asym. It's a while since I have lain in a Chameleon asym / sym, so I can't remember how great the differences were, but...
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    Warbonnet writes: Available in our new...

    Warbonnet writes:

    Available in our new Dream–Tex fabric… built just for hammocks, it combines a traditional ripstop weave with a bias-directional diamond grid to create a fabric that has an...
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    You will not find the zippers anywhere as they...

    You will not find the zippers anywhere as they are specially made for Warbonnet. I feel your pain with regards to import taxes, however, that's simply the VAT that you pay on everything you buy in...
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    Got some fabric. Closing this thread. Thanks!

    Got some fabric. Closing this thread. Thanks!
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    Thanks for checking, MikekiM. WV, as far as I...

    Thanks for checking, MikekiM.

    WV, as far as I know, Hexon was only ever available in 1.0, 1.6 and 2.4. If it's not 1.0 or 1.6, it should be 2.4. But even if it is 2.2, as long as it's 70D with an...
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    That would be great. If you find something, I'm...

    That would be great. If you find something, I'm still interested.
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    Which hammock are you using the Wooki with? A...

    Which hammock are you using the Wooki with? A Warbonnet? If it's a Warbonnet, have you hung the head end low enough? If she has to scoot up to get on the insulated area, the head end has to be lower....
  37. Thread: Silppoly

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    If in doubt, weigh the tarps. The silnylon...

    If in doubt, weigh the tarps. The silnylon version is made with 30D fabric and a little bit heavier than the 20D silpoly version. Other than that, silpoly is louder but stretches less.
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    3.5 yard Hexon 2.4 - Dark Olive

    I'm looking for about 3.5 yards of Hexon 2.4 in Dark Olive. If you have some left and would like to sell it, please PM me. Shipping would be to Indiana. Thanks!
  39. Thread: Silppoly

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    It has been changing. It used to be a plain...

    It has been changing. It used to be a plain weave, but recently they have gotten ripstop fabrics for a couple of colors. If you want to know for sure, e-mail them.
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    I can't imagine that this is an MSR Groundhog. I...

    I can't imagine that this is an MSR Groundhog. I have had my Groundhogs for 10 years now, and haven't been able to destroy one. And I have abused them. On the other hand, I have used a couple of...
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    Well, then why doesn't he buy it new? Sounds like...

    Well, then why doesn't he buy it new? Sounds like he simply tries to get you to drop the price.
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    I would really, really not do this on most...

    I would really, really not do this on most hammocks with integrated nets. Obviously it depends on how much you shorten the ridgeline, but a shorter ridgeline creates more sag. However, the net is not...
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    Sure, the LW DLs have one layer more than the...

    Sure, the LW DLs have one layer more than the SLs, therefore they have considerably less stretch. I don't get back pain in these, but I don't like them.

    Warbonnet currently offers these fabric...
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    I don't particularly like the Lightweight DLs,...

    I don't particularly like the Lightweight DLs, since they have kind of a weird stretch for me. I love the old 70D Heavyweight DLs, but the Dream-Tex Heavyweight DLs are not too bad. If weight is no...
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    Try hanging your Eldorado outdoors, on two trees....

    Try hanging your Eldorado outdoors, on two trees. It's really difficult to get the hang right when you're limited to anchor points. I'm able to hang my Warbonnet hammocks consistently great when I...
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    I'm located in Germany. It wouldn't make sense to...

    I'm located in Germany. It wouldn't make sense to sell and ship them back to the US. I'd suggest posting in the "want to buy" section and finding a seller in the US.
  47. It doesn't lock you into anything. I have been...

    It doesn't lock you into anything. I have been using my Wookis with all GE hammocks I own. In the end, it is simply an insulated hammock, that you hang under your primary hammock. As long as the...
  48. I can't confirm this. I often spread out in all...

    I can't confirm this. I often spread out in all kinds of positions and I have never been cold with the Wooki. In contrast to every other "normal" underquilt. If you're an active sleeper, the Wooki...
  49. You could also forgo the stakes and simply use...

    You could also forgo the stakes and simply use trees, bushes or other natural features. However, I probably would prefer a spreader bar to extra guy lines. I already trip over the tarp guy lines :D
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    I have tried a couple of other UHMWPE ropes but...

    I have tried a couple of other UHMWPE ropes but haven't found anything that comes close to Samson ropes. The strength might be the same, but either the coating was so thick, that it behaved more like...
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