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    Muddy, If your tarp doesn’t have doors, it...

    Muddy,

    If your tarp doesn’t have doors, it doesn’t matter.

    The reason a 13 ft tarp is recommended for the Ridge Runner is because when set up as suggested (note the word is “suggested”, not...
  2. Problem I’ve had with a pad - even in summer -...

    Problem I’ve had with a pad - even in summer - is, because it is not breathable, I feel wetness - like sweat beads running down my back. I wouldn’t hesitate to and a small pad section at the foot end...
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    My door bungee would be a bit too spongy for...

    My door bungee would be a bit too spongy for Iceman857’s exact suggestion - BUT I could have an “accessory” 1.75mm LashIt cord just the right length to span the two folded-in doors (on one side)....
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    Old Shug-a-man beat me to it by a few hours. No...

    Old Shug-a-man beat me to it by a few hours. No fear of compressing down with HG under quilts - UNLESS you are hanging them upside down. I believe there is a little down collar and each end and that...
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    The gear I’m looking for will be for summer so...

    The gear I’m looking for will be for summer so theoretically not in a hurry - but I watch for an email “notice” every day. Soon, soon. I did notice all their custom tarps have the winter camo fabric...
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    Count FurFur, When I started reading your post I...

    Count FurFur, When I started reading your post I wondered, “Why use TWO adjustable suspensions?” If I were you, I’d skip the Whoopie slings and just connect the buckles to the continuous loops (CL)...
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    During a winter meditation retreat in Korea, we’d...

    During a winter meditation retreat in Korea, we’d hang our washed clothes on a line. In the morning, they would be frozen stiff - like large cardboard cutouts - and we’d lay them on the heated...
  8. When I asked Hammock Gear about “over stuff”,...

    When I asked Hammock Gear about “over stuff”, years ago, they said - as suggested by Hammichael - that it was primarily to keep the down from shifting as much. HG said it was better to get a warmer...
  9. If you have a layer of something else - some...

    If you have a layer of something else - some fabric - you can gather the ends and hang it under and close to your UQ like an under quilt protector (UQP) - that will add some heat retention. You don’t...
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    I’m a belt and suspenders guy so I believe in...

    I’m a belt and suspenders guy so I believe in redundancy - having two things that contribute to the same goal isn’t exactly “multi-function” The problem I have with multi-function is, if the item...
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    Wouldn’t a mini-fly in winter camo be the cats...

    Wouldn’t a mini-fly in winter camo be the cats pajamas. Just the thing to bring along on day snowshoe/xc ski outings … just in case.

    The SuperFly is great. Because I waited to seam seal the...
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    With the Lynx, remember, the logo patch is at the...

    With the Lynx, remember, the logo patch is at the head end while the logo patch for the RidgeRunner and SpinDrift sock are at the foot end. You can also see a slight curve in the down tubes at the...
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    I might have missed it - but I didn’t see any...

    I might have missed it - but I didn’t see any mention of your height. If you are in the 5’6” range, you may be happy with a ¾ length UQ - saving money on cost as well as weight and bulk. Also, the 20...
  14. Cameron1977, Looks like you are a new poster -...

    Cameron1977, Looks like you are a new poster - Welcome to the forum.

    Because you said you were new to hammock camping AND someone mentioned Whoopie slings and MarlinSpike Hitch … If you use that...
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    That sucker is HUGE, ay. I bought one after I saw...

    That sucker is HUGE, ay. I bought one after I saw some kayak guides use a Noah 16 to create a gathering/social area (pre-COVID) during a rainy day. No problem carrying it in a kayak. On your back - a...
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    Boy - was I going to be way wrong, starting out...

    Boy - was I going to be way wrong, starting out with a claim that the Noah is Not a catenary cut tarp. But a little squirrel suggested I actually research it first - what a concept :) So, as...
  17. There is some common hardware that is “notched”...

    There is some common hardware that is “notched” for 7/64th and might be a bit tight if you squeeze in the thicker stuff - especially if the notch holds the line where there’s a bury. I believe the...
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    OffTrail, A “fall” that may eventually happen - a...

    OffTrail, A “fall” that may eventually happen - a rite of passage so to say - is, you’ll go to sit down in your hammock, but only grab your Underquilt and/or under quit protector.

    As your leg...
  19. >I suffered to add that character to my pack! ...

    >I suffered to add that character to my pack!

    Exactly! :thumbup:
  20. RustySpur, I’m an old belt and suspenders guy....

    RustySpur, I’m an old belt and suspenders guy. One thing I’ve noticed when people discuss these new highfalutin UL (ultralight [lite]) products is they seem to assume the only difference is higher...
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    Jeffjeeptj, Welcome to the forum. You post...

    Jeffjeeptj, Welcome to the forum. You post borders on a WTB (want to buy) request so instead of answering here, I’ll PM (private message) you directly.
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    If possible - kinda difficult in winter, I know -...

    If possible - kinda difficult in winter, I know - find a place to hang in/around the house (mine is just outside the front door). You can use it for short naps and reading. Your body will learn it...
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    Thank you for the fabric updates. The heaviest...

    Thank you for the fabric updates. The heaviest “arrow” in my quiver is about to get a much lighter (with aid of CF poles) sibling.
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    Do you have some kind of interior expansion...

    Do you have some kind of interior expansion (internal pole mod)? In the second photo, it appears the tarp is a bit wider than “A” shape but I don’t see panel pulls.
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    Another Dream Tex question - as far a stiffness....

    Another Dream Tex question - as far a stiffness. Is a single layer Dream Tex as the same as a single layer 1.6? but lighter. Or does the pattern give it support closer to a double layer 1.6, only...
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    Just a note that I believe the JRB Universal tarp...

    Just a note that I believe the JRB Universal tarp has a loop in the center of the ridgeline. That tie-in might allow for different ground configurations. I looked at the description quickly to...
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    I often use a sock in the winter - using a...

    I often use a sock in the winter - using a spindrift with a Ridge Runner these days. It adds warmth - I can really feel the difference in the morning when I unzip it wide the the outdoors. It also...
  28. If I use a tie out at all, it’s on the side my...

    If I use a tie out at all, it’s on the side my head will be on to keeps some clearance from the bug net. But that is also easily done with a piece of extra clothing or inflatable camp pillow as a...
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    I’ve seen video/suggestion showing using a GE UQ...

    I’ve seen video/suggestion showing using a GE UQ with a bridge by running the bungee over the spreader pole to the other side and around that pole - at both ends. Seems a lot depends on the geometry...
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    I want to emphasize that the “fit and forget” of...

    I want to emphasize that the “fit and forget” of the wookie applies to using it with the hammock it was designed for - the blackbird and others from Warbonnet. It can be setup with other hammocks,...
  31. It’s not just for the outdoors, The TQ makes a...

    It’s not just for the outdoors, The TQ makes a nice “throw” as the house is warming up in the morning or cooling down at night. The times I unsnap the TQ are few, but it’s nice to have the feature. I...
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    First, I’d make sure it’s a side loading machine...

    First, I’d make sure it’s a side loading machine - not a top loader with an agitator. Second, I’d have everything zipped up to minimize something getting pulled. That last point has to do with an...
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    LowTech, I see this is your first post so welcome...

    LowTech, I see this is your first post so welcome to the forum.

    You only specified US as your location so that doesn’t give a hint as to the heat/humidity you are dealing with.

    Maybe things are...
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    > Maybe I’ll see error of my ways, when I get to...

    > Maybe I’ll see error of my ways, when I get to pitch or pack tarp during high winds and rain.

    Phantom Grappler, you don’t want to miss that experience. Great fun. Make sure you have a friend...
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    > even in a hotel room. Would the hotel be...

    > even in a hotel room.
    Would the hotel be concerned if you were carrying up those trapezoidal concrete blocks often used as a foundation base? Maybe they’d get the hint that hammock eyebolts in...
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    I started with HH hammocks. You may eventually...

    I started with HH hammocks. You may eventually try something else, but there is a LOT you can learn with Hennessy. Your “her” can easily get by with a ¾ length UQ. Depending upon temperatures -...
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    BillyBob58 - you’re a better searcher than me :)...

    BillyBob58 - you’re a better searcher than me :) After posting the suggestion - and because I often have the thought when someone else references something - I thought, “If I’m going to mention it,...
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    Just a note on cmoulders comment about removing...

    Just a note on cmoulders comment about removing guy lines. Keeping them on works if you are using only one tarp. But if you have a variety of tarps you are either configuring each one or moving the...
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    In another thread, I believe someone was...

    In another thread, I believe someone was successful with a Tensa stand and RR by separating the legs where they cross at the base. So in a standard setup, the two sides (head and foot, not left and...
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    I used to keep the lines separate and connect to...

    I used to keep the lines separate and connect to tarp via Figure-9’s that were on split rings. But I didn’t like all that hardware on the squished up tarp. Now the guy lines are permanently attached...
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    If you are going to carry some poles, one choice...

    If you are going to carry some poles, one choice I make when kayaking (and some day hikes) is the collapsible poles from REI. They come in two sizes. The smaller size - I think 6 foot max expansion -...
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    As this thread was recently referenced, I’ll make...

    As this thread was recently referenced, I’ll make a pre-winter post. The warning sign for me - think of the Uuugah, Uuugah sound you hear in navy movies when the submarine is about to dive - is the...
  43. Thread: Winter tips

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    It’s sort of a special situation, but it happens...

    It’s sort of a special situation, but it happens … because of snow covering tracks, you might return to your car differently than you left. Around here there have been tragedies where someone can’t...
  44. Small diameter wooden dowel works for me. Plus, I...

    Small diameter wooden dowel works for me. Plus, I can drill a hole through it for a tether line so the dowel doesn’t walk away. Sure, you can drill a hole in the aluminum shaft, but it’s a little...
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    79 degrees at the end of October! I still have an...

    79 degrees at the end of October! I still have an extra tab on my web browser for the Wallawa River Loop hike someone posted a while back in Trips. It’s a six hour drive; one day to get there, one...
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    “just bury” doesn’t seem exactly right. You can...

    “just bury” doesn’t seem exactly right. You can weave one end through the other before the bury. That isn’t the same as the “bump” method were the ends are turned back 180 degrees and buryed in their...
  47. Yeah but … sag is sag. If your hammock has the...

    Yeah but … sag is sag. If your hammock has the same sag inside as outside, the feel of the hammock should be the same. Despite claims that “The hammock knows…” (and I’m not saying it doesn’t), if you...
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    wbjohn, Is the Tensa Solo conversion kit an extra...

    wbjohn, Is the Tensa Solo conversion kit an extra option for the Tensa 4? Or can you just use one pole of the Tensa 4 - no other hardware needed other than what comes with Tensa 4? Also, do you use...
  49. I’m a little confused about “line loc”. Sometimes...

    I’m a little confused about “line loc”. Sometimes the term seems to mean that triangle plastic thing. Other times, it’s more a flat plastic device, Also ended up with two sizes of those plastic...
  50. I choose SilNylon because where I play,...

    I choose SilNylon because where I play, reliability/robustness has a higher value than light weight. Now that I know Silpoly also comes in ripstop patterns, I may consider that for my next tarp. But...
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