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    I think it is a fine idea. I have DIY...

    I think it is a fine idea. I have DIY rectangular tarps and a Zpacks CF hex, they all have a role, and the hex does fine in weather - especially at 6.5 oz. I have 3 guy outs on each side so I can...
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    I don't use an underquilt. I generally use a CCF...

    I don't use an underquilt. I generally use a CCF pad between layers, but sometimes I just kill a bear or lion or something and hang it underneath..

    ..... y'know, to save weight and...
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    I am using an Simply Light Designs (SLD) Trail...

    I am using an Simply Light Designs (SLD) Trail Lair. It's an 11-ft length, with a fixed SRL which I will not hang without. I love this hammock, 22 oz and has an integrated bug net. So, with my 9.1...
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    Okay, so I did some science today and took some...

    Okay, so I did some science today and took some pics. I am surprised at the results:
    1. Cuben Fiber hex tarp - 11 ft ridge X 8.5 wide (Zpacks model):
    105984105985

    Cuben Fiber in 'storm mode'...
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    This is a great answer. I will hang this one...

    This is a great answer. I will hang this one today, along with my 8X11 rectangular, with my hammock to see if it works. Truth be told, I have endured a very harsh storm up on Mt Mitchell (at about...
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    I'd like to know as well. I have an 8X11...

    I'd like to know as well. I have an 8X11 rectangular tarp I made and a Hex Cuben tarp (8.5X11). Getting ready to do a thru on the AT and canot decide which to take (or, do I breat down and make one...
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    What's all that white stuff on the ground?

    What's all that white stuff on the ground?
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    I am thinking of the same trip - to Foothills...

    I am thinking of the same trip - to Foothills trail. Anyone know of a good 20-30 mile loop out in that area? I would like to go March-April as well.
  9. Thread: Carbon Felt

    by Brancher
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    FOUND: I have a piece of Carbon Felt. I would be willing...

    I have a piece of Carbon Felt. I would be willing to trade for a decent set of snake skins.

    Thanks.

    br
  10. Thread: Dialing In

    by Brancher
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    Thx Shug - Appreciate the quick reply! I'll...

    Thx Shug -

    Appreciate the quick reply! I'll give it a shot on the CF tarp.

    Take care up there (I hear Spring is just a couple miles further....).

    br
  11. Thread: Dialing In

    by Brancher
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    Dialing In

    Hi, I am busy dialing in my final (I think) config.... Couple of questions:

    1. How in the heck do I get those WB triangular cinches to not be such a hassle? I put 'em on awhile back, but getting...
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    FS/FT: Tarptent Moment DW - NEW - Seam-sealed

    I got this but decided to go with a different solution for my thru. Outstanding shelter, used about 9 nights. Absolutely the easiest shelter to erect I've ever seen - especially for the weight. ...
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    So if we substitute 9.5 in place of 8.5, we get...

    So if we substitute 9.5 in place of 8.5, we get about a 13.5 ridge - given sag characteristics, etc, that'probably as small as I'd want to go for this config. Of course, I also like the Hennessey...
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    Yeah, I did notice that. I used to have one (in...

    Yeah, I did notice that. I used to have one (in a former life).
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    Sarge, This is what I was looking for! Thanks...

    Sarge,

    This is what I was looking for! Thanks (and no offense to the peanut gallery).
    Yes, I already have a 10X10 tarp (actually about 9.8 X 9.8) - I love this tarp as a very versatile piece of...
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    Thanks all -- yeah, the idea really is to get as...

    Thanks all -- yeah, the idea really is to get as much bang out of a piece of gear a I can - but I see the point - I may be just pushing a little too hard on this one. I should probably just keep the...
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    Thanks all (...and I wouldn't go with a...

    Thanks all (...and I wouldn't go with a novelist's assertion on the coolness factor of phi....).

    My reasoning is - If I have a CF tarp made at 8.5 X 8.5, I can use it for both a great hammock tarp...
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    What About a SQUARE Tarp?

    Hi Folks,

    I have been experimenting with tarps, and I have a square 9X9 tarp with a whole bunch o tie-outs (it's the DD UL tarp - 16oz). So I can make lots of creative and functional ground...
  19. Thread: IMUSA LID

    by Brancher
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    WTT: IMUSA LID

    Hi, I am looking for an Imusa 12cm lid if anyone has one lying around they are not using. I can trade some amsteel, some carbon felt, or something else.

    Thanks.
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    Silnylon Poncho for rain cover, tarp, or...

    Silnylon Poncho for rain cover, tarp, or groundcloth.
    Short Z-lite for sleeping, sitting, supplementing insulation, and backpack pad
    Bandanna for nose blower, signaler, insect attracter, dish rag,...
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    SOLD: How old is that Prolite 3? Mine just went...

    How old is that Prolite 3?
    Mine just went toes-up, it was probably 10 yrs old.
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    How do yours compare to these? And why would I...

    How do yours compare to these? And why would I buy yours instead?

    http://www.easyklip.com/
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    Thanks! I think it's is a good deal at that...

    Thanks! I think it's is a good deal at that price, since my non-bugnet hammock is about 17 oz and adding a bugnet to that adds about another 7-8 oz or so. And definitely get rid of the stuff sack.
    ...
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    So with all the mods, how much weight was saved...

    So with all the mods, how much weight was saved on this 30-oz single-layer hammock? For comparison, my DL is about 22 oz w bugnet and whoopie suspension. Just wonderng if it's worth to take...
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    Hey, question: Ive used several hammocks but...

    Hey, question: Ive used several hammocks but never this one, and it looks like a STEAL! but it is 30 oz with all the gear included. Questions:
    1. Has anybody every modded this to lighten it up? ...
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    Bingo! I got one last year. The single was too...

    Bingo! I got one last year. The single was too small, so I got a double and cut it to a single size I wanted (I'm not a big person, but wanted a single a touch wider than they offered. Besides, if...
  27. Thread: Sticker Shock

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    Lots fo good points here. Bottom line, the path ...

    Lots fo good points here. Bottom line, the path to the tool kit (and it is DEFiNiTELY a 'kit') you want is a progression, not an instant destination. I am a backpacker, not a 'hanger' per se, but...
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    FS: Sold to Bilric67 Pending Payment.

    Sold to Bilric67 Pending Payment.
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    FS: Bugnet Sold!!! Shipping today. Hammock Still...

    Bugnet Sold!!! Shipping today.

    Hammock Still available.
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    FS: Yes (sorry), This is the 1.1 oz thickness. ...

    Yes (sorry),

    This is the 1.1 oz thickness. Also includes fixed ridge line (standard 9.128 ft thereabouts).

    Total weight for hammock, ridgeline, cinch buckles, and bishop bag is exactly 18 oz....
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    FS: Sold Pending funds. Thanks, Deerdog Check...

    Sold Pending funds.

    Thanks, Deerdog

    Check your PM.
  32. FS: Is this the reg or ultralight DD tarp? Thx

    Is this the reg or ultralight DD tarp?
    Thx
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    FS: Coyote Brown. Fronkey Style Bugnet is -...

    Coyote Brown.


    Fronkey Style Bugnet is - Well bugnet black.
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    FS: Simply Light Designs Streamliner SOLD SOLD SOLD

    Hi,

    SLD Streamliner for sale. Double Layer (DL), Outstanding Condition.

    Std Width, 11 ft long
    With Cinch Buckles, Ridgeline, and Suspension Straps (1-inch).

    HAMMOCK SOLD.

    Serious only...
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    No offense, but .... you're kidding, right? This...

    No offense, but .... you're kidding, right? This stuff may work if weight is no issue, or if you're going to go to a 'hang' which is basically just a base camping/car camping event (with copious...
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    WTB/WTT: Jgamez, please check your PM. Thanks.

    Jgamez, please check your PM. Thanks.
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    WTB/WTT: Thanks both! Mbiraman, I saw the Bushcraft,...

    Thanks both!

    Mbiraman, I saw the Bushcraft, but they are out of stock (looks like essentially the same as the DD).

    Jgamez, the one in Tucson will work....Thanks(!!!) for the tip on that one. ...
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    SOLD: Got it! Wow, I guess I shoulda asked for...

    Got it! Wow, I guess I shoulda asked for more......But what the heck.

    EastTex, Check PM.
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    SOLD: DIY 11 X 10 Tarp SOLD SOLD SOLD!!!

    SOLD SOLD SOLD!!!!

    ....And shipped...
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    WTB/WTT: DD 3X3 Or Similar Tarp Wanted

    Hi, I am looking for a DD 3X3 (roughly 10 ft X 10 ft) tarp. Specifically, I need a lot of tie-outs. Prefer the DD UL tarp, but will entertain the standard as well.

    Serious only - it needs to be...
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    SOLD: SOLD!!! Please close this thread!

    SOLD!!! Please close this thread!
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    SOLD: Sold to Brady pending Payment. Thanks All.

    Sold to Brady pending Payment.

    Thanks All.
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    SOLD: Please make offers on PM. Thanks.

    Please make offers on PM. Thanks.
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    SOLD: HG Standard Cuben Tarp

    Hi,
    I have a little-used (actually 3 nights) Standard Gray Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Tarp - Standard size (I believe it's 8 1/2 X 11). Outstanding shape, comes with stuff sack and a set of noseeum...
  45. Hi, folks, I atended last year, but this year I...

    Hi, folks, I atended last year, but this year I am doing a bike tour of Florida - and I have been hearing that hammocking throughout the state is extremely restricted. Is that true? I know we...
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    I don't know about all that, but I have a DIY...

    I don't know about all that, but I have a DIY superfly 10X11 silny, an 8X11 silny tarp, and an HG cuben tarp, 9X11. They all pack well, I use snakeskins on all of em. The cuben is no issue at all...
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  48. How old is the Sierra Sniveler? How much use?

    How old is the Sierra Sniveler? How much use?
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    Hi, Not sure if this will help, but if I were in...

    Hi, Not sure if this will help, but if I were in your position, I'd:
    1. Make the poles higher than 6 ft so that you can position hammock/tarp together and have plenty of room for height adjustment...
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    I just picked up a CF tarp and rigged it with a...

    I just picked up a CF tarp and rigged it with a CRL/Prussik arrangement, with CRL under the tarp - I've seen no probs yet. Not crazy about the prussik part, but I hear it is better than the...
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