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  1. What Shug said. Give them a call. They've been...

    What Shug said. Give them a call. They've been super helpful when I had a similar issue, and guided me through weighting the items to determine if it was just a mislabel or something else. In the...
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    Haha, in this case, I'm afraid my wife can't be...

    Haha, in this case, I'm afraid my wife can't be of much help. She bought this thinking she'd magically be able to sew anything effortlessly, but she gave up after a few tries. It's been sitting...
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    Wow, this is interesting, thanks! 17cm is quite...

    Wow, this is interesting, thanks! 17cm is quite a bit! I'll experiment with lengthening the line, it's nice to have an idea of what the limit is.

    I haven't looked yet, is the ridgeline tied with...
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    Searching Google is one thing, I did that too. ...

    Searching Google is one thing, I did that too. By asking fellow hammockers here I was hoping to also get an idea of their experience with the shops. "I tried this place and it took forever to get...
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    Longer ridge line?

    Has anyone here played with longer ridge lines on their HH? No matter what I do, my ridgeline is always guitar string tight, which in turn causes (I think) crazy calf ridge. This is on 2 different...
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    Keep in mind since the stingerz are at your tarp,...

    Keep in mind since the stingerz are at your tarp, you need double the length for your line. Tree at 5ft, you need 10ft of rope + whatever is required to go around the tree + wrap on the stingerz.
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    My wife has what she tells me is a good Janome...

    My wife has what she tells me is a good Janome machine. What are things to look for to determine whether it'll cut it or not?
  8. I had the same experience as Cougarmeat. Hot,...

    I had the same experience as Cougarmeat. Hot, sweaty. Net very enjoyable.
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    I made a bunch of UCRs this weekend using his...

    I made a bunch of UCRs this weekend using his method with a loop to prevent slippage. My wife fidgets so much she always found a way to get the regular UCRs to slip!
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    Check out the DIY Tensahedron Stand thread. I...

    Check out the DIY Tensahedron Stand thread. I build one for myself and one for my wife. They work impressively well and are relatively simple to build.
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  11. Thread: I need help!

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    Sad to say, but sometimes, the hammock is the...

    Sad to say, but sometimes, the hammock is the problem. I fought with calf ridge for a year with my first hammock until I decided to give a different brand a try. It has been night and day since...
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    Interesting idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Interesting idea! Thanks for sharing.
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    +1 for the Stingerz for the ridgeline, and Fleaz...

    +1 for the Stingerz for the ridgeline, and Fleaz for the guy lines.

    I started experimenting with the Wasps recently, as I find they don't require as much line when wrapping around a tree.
  14. Thread: Knot Booklet

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    Sticky: Awesome, thanks for sharing!

    Awesome, thanks for sharing!
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    Nice setup! I like everyone's personal touches...

    Nice setup! I like everyone's personal touches on these builds!
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    I'll admit I had "located in Canada" in mind when...

    I'll admit I had "located in Canada" in mind when I posted this, but I wasn't clear.

    In the end, if it still comes out cheaper when adding shipping, brokerage and all, I'm happy to order from...
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    Amsteel in Canada?

    Hi all:

    Just curious what are your sources of 7/64 Amsteel in Canada?

    I found one place, (Hofman Outdoor Gear Supply) and am happy with service and quality, but am curious if there are other...
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    Apologies for posting something in this thread...

    Apologies for posting something in this thread that deviates from the recommended design. I had no intention of ruffling anyone's feathers.
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    Agreed! But where's the fun in that? ;-)

    Agreed! But where's the fun in that? ;-)
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    My build.

    Finally tested mine today. Made a collapsable version, 3 pieces for each pole. 3/4 and 1" conduit. Testing with my Hennessy Leaf Lounger XL has been great, I fell asleep! Should work the same...
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    Would you happen to have pictures old4hats ?

    Would you happen to have pictures old4hats ?
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    Here is the info posted on the manufacturer...

    Here is the info posted on the manufacturer website. There is a table at the end of the page that lists the dimensions:

    https://www.columbiambf.ca/emt/e-z-pull-emt/
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    I have the exact same hammock and love it! Enjoy!

    I have the exact same hammock and love it! Enjoy!
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    Very interesting thread! I bought EMT tubing...

    Very interesting thread! I bought EMT tubing this week and will be experimenting shortly.

    Stupid question. Everyone seems to be using amsteel for the pole connections. Would it be crazy to...
  25. Thread: Under-quilt?

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    Nothing wrong to say about the UQ itself as far...

    Nothing wrong to say about the UQ itself as far as keeping me warm. It doesn't pack down as much as I would like though so I don't really see me using it when hiking/backpacking. I'd use it without...
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    Stock pics as in "from the manufacturer's...

    Stock pics as in "from the manufacturer's website", but they are from my gazebo model, which looks identical.

    Not sure what is frightening about tapcons in patio stones as the goal is to prevent...
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    Another great suggestion! Sadly, the house,...

    Another great suggestion! Sadly, the house, garage, and shed are bursting at the seams with "stuff" for all our hobbies. Ideally I would avoid adding something new to the pile of "It barely fits...
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    These were just stock pics as there's currently 2...

    These were just stock pics as there's currently 2 ft of snow out there just now. The feet are "anchored" with tapcons in the patio stones, so I doubt there will be much movement there.

    You raise...
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    Gazebo structure strong enough to hang?

    Hi all:

    First off, I'm not sure i'm in the right forum for this question, please redirect if there's a better place.

    We have built a nice cedar gazebo last summer (a kit from Costco) and I...
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    Thank you 2QZQ for amazing work

    Just thought I'd post here and say how impressed we are with the work that has been done to our hammocks by 2QZQ. I sent 2 Hennessy 4 season hammocks (Explorer and Expedition) to have them zipper...
  31. Thank you so much for the info so far! Much...

    Thank you so much for the info so far! Much appreciated!
  32. Pictures of your packed Econ Burrow top quilt?

    Curious to see how small they pack. If you have pictures, please share (along with their rating and sizing info).

    Thanks in advance!
  33. The Supershelter seems to be a complicated option...

    The Supershelter seems to be a complicated option instead of going for the 4-Season models (2 layer bottom with foam pad). Is there any advantage or was it just the "old" way of doing things? Seems...
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    Thank you @mad777

    Thank you @mad777
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    Noob! What do I need for...

    Ok, I know nothing about that stuff! I'd like to have a friend (who knows what she's doing) make stuff sacks for our tarps. The ones that came with them are so small, they must have used a vacuum...
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    Same here. I had an Explorer Ultralite XL...

    Same here. I had an Explorer Ultralite XL before, and I got tired of fighting with the thermarest everytime I moved. The 4-Season pad has stayed in place so far, and I slept outside last night at...
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    I have the 4Season Explorer (XL) and my wife has...

    I have the 4Season Explorer (XL) and my wife has the 4Season Expedition (L). I'm 5'10 and 220ish these days (thanks Covid) and for having tried both, I much prefer the Explorer (XL). I do fit in...
  38. 4-season Explorer: How waterproof is the stock compression bag

    Hi all:

    The noob is here with another question! I got a 4-Season explorer, and it comes with a compression bag. Just curious if anyone has tested (intentionally or not!!) how waterproof this bag...
  39. Thanks folks, that's what I'll do!

    Thanks folks, that's what I'll do!
  40. Continuous loop on newer style Hennessys: Double wrapped?

    Hi there:

    I'm making continuous loops for our new Hennessys, and they are the "newer style" with the flat ends, sewn-in piece of webbing (no holes).

    I was just going to lark's head the...
  41. Thread: Under-quilt?

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    Just a follow up to my initial post, I cheaped...

    Just a follow up to my initial post, I cheaped out (I know, I know, some will say I've offended the hammocking gods) and went with a OneTigris underquilt. I've tried it once and after fiddling with...
  42. Thread: Which HH to get

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    Not really answering your question, but as a...

    Not really answering your question, but as a newbie, I'll say I found the Hennessy line-up pretty confusing. They have a lot of models that seem to criss-cross the feature matrix. We had a tough...
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    New from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada!

    Hi there. Created my account a few weeks back but haven't been participating much so far. This will likely change as we started hanging 2 weekends ago and both me and my wife are hooked. (See what...
  44. Thread: Under-quilt?

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    Thanks @saltfly ! Are you using it with a...

    Thanks @saltfly ! Are you using it with a Hennessy hammock?
  45. Thread: Under-quilt?

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    Under-quilt?

    Hi all:

    I'm new here, and new to "hanging", having recently ordered an HH Explorer Ultralite Zip XL. I'm curious about options for under-quilts that are compatible with the HH asym "geometry". ...
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