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    I find the most speed and simplicity with using a...

    I find the most speed and simplicity with using a continuous ridge line and typically under the tarp because keeping a tarp tight that way puts less stress on the material. Have never gotten water on...
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    Yes but it will often be way over 20%, that's...

    Yes but it will often be way over 20%, that's worst case with poor knots. Turns out Tac Blades and I are about on the same track with these as far as the knot portion goes which is pretty cool IMO. I...
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    I could maybe cause failure with a slow pull from...

    I could maybe cause failure with a slow pull from the truck, would actually be interesting to see what happens when it goes. I'll do it in a higher frame rate with the GoPro.
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    These are kind of old now, but I'm not that big...

    These are kind of old now, but I'm not that big and I usually have at least close to 30* angles. The knots used to be nice and spherical, after a few hangs they started to distort to where they are...
  5. That bipod stand looks like a good option, thanks...

    That bipod stand looks like a good option, thanks for that one! If I could use anchors on the wall that would be the first and best option but alas that just won't work in some houses. Currently kind...
  6. Help with a stand and room logistics for full time inside.

    So my small room is 9.6'x9', desk is 54"x20", dresser is 38"x19" and the door is at the corner on one of the 9.6" walls. What sort of stand do you guys think would work best here, it obviously needs...
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    Doesn't help the button knot situation, but for a...

    Doesn't help the button knot situation, but for a solid knot to use in soft shackles a big and fail proof option is to make a dog bone, tie an overhand knot in both strands just before the spliced...
  8. During the time I know I'll be needing my bug net...

    During the time I know I'll be needing my bug net it gets left on the hammock but scrunched up on one side in a small stuff sack, when the bugs come out its an easy task to just pull the stuff sack...
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    Ripping a sack made of bug net material would be...

    Ripping a sack made of bug net material would be sad but not the end of things, ripping the main means of keeping skeetas off me would be the early end of a good time. Not worth the risk IMO.
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    The CRL from Dutch has served me well for a...

    The CRL from Dutch has served me well for a couple years now with just a minor change in tarp attachment I call it perfect.
  11. Then I stand corrected and admit to knowing...

    Then I stand corrected and admit to knowing nothing, tents have never been my thing and a few bad experiences have made me never want to try them again. I hear snow can be "sticky", just spitballing...
  12. A 10' square is going to be a big compromise on...

    A 10' square is going to be a big compromise on coverage from any way it get's rigged up. You're going to go from the ends of the hammock being real close to the ends and then onto your head and feet...
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    Less about buckles and more about the minimum...

    Less about buckles and more about the minimum distance on whoopies. I make mine with the adjustment bury coming out right after the locked brummel bury. This cuts a lot of the wasted space out of...
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    Not saying it's a hard task to complete, just...

    Not saying it's a hard task to complete, just feels like an unnecessary one. Maybe it'd be worth a shot to try in a winter camp here, but then I'd have a big black tarp with me anyway and then I'm...
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    Probably a little bit, but then you're sitting...

    Probably a little bit, but then you're sitting under a signal mirror that you've spent extra effort carrying and rigging to solve a problem that doesn't seem like much of a problem.
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    That's just life in Louisiana, the other day the...

    That's just life in Louisiana, the other day the heat index got up to 127 and we expect days at a time of actual temps being over 100 with at Least 60% humidity. But yeah, with a bit of direct sun on...
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    Not hanging in direct sunlight but some is still...

    Not hanging in direct sunlight but some is still making it to me through the tree canopy, no regrets yet on gray or the asym. Shady but not dark, covered but not trapped. Heat seems about the same,...
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    Desert dwellers wear dark colors I'd gather for...

    Desert dwellers wear dark colors I'd gather for the most part because it simply blocks more light than lighter colors, check this out with two tee shirts of same material but different color, but...
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    You're full of good ones, I'll be trying out some...

    You're full of good ones, I'll be trying out some constrictor loops for pulling the tarp down to hammock and then the tarp version of tree huggers if the first idea doesn't do well enough for me to...
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    Separate but not hammock/tarp suspension.

    I've been playing with this idea lately, has seemed to work well so far but if serious weather were predicted I'd probably go the intended method until I get to test in bad conditions at home....
  21. I think a lot of us here, myself included have...

    I think a lot of us here, myself included have seriously over thought the level of friction in some of our setups or ideas. Like when using a trucker's hitch, the friction when adjusting a hammock is...
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    Found Simply Light while looking for another tarp...

    Found Simply Light while looking for another tarp option, placed the order late last night and had an email that it was shipping out before even waking up this morning. The speed matches reviews of...
  23. Should by some amsteel and a spicing tool from...

    Should by some amsteel and a spicing tool from him instead and learn some DIY skills, every one wins that way. Dutch gets money and you still get new gear along with some knowledge.
  24. I like to use a soft shackle type for my hammock...

    I like to use a soft shackle type for my hammock ends, it's attached with a lark's head as usual but with the knot on the end so that the whoopie sling or what ever is currently in use can just be...
  25. Abrasion between tarp and Amsteel style rl seems...

    Abrasion between tarp and Amsteel style rl seems like a moot point with both materials being slick and low pressure where contact is made. I'd worry about it a little though with things plastic tarps...
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    Then perhaps Zing It for the ridge line,...

    Then perhaps Zing It for the ridge line, regardless of what's its made of as most would work it's just that spliced cord looks nice and uniform with the rest of said gear. I only see it as really...
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    Of course some experiments would be done before...

    Of course some experiments would be done before picking the lengths, usually with paracord since its cheap cheap and reusable. But since my setup typically doesn't change then I'd be fine with being...
  28. Making them is easy and the process of splicing...

    Making them is easy and the process of splicing is actually a bit fun. I prefer as little hardware as possible except the wasp and hook the CRL for my tarp, knots are fun, useful, free, and can't...
  29. If you're prone to forgetting the stakes tie a...

    If you're prone to forgetting the stakes tie a loop of reflective cord on them to leave and it doubles as a handle for pull out, along with leaving the guy lines on the tarp for the reasons mentioned...
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    Wow, what a long read to finish in a couple...

    Wow, what a long read to finish in a couple sittings throughout the day. So one of these is about to happen as my last hammock outing was sadly treeless. For portability and consistency in the splay...
  31. Is it a CRL that you use for the tarp? If so do...

    Is it a CRL that you use for the tarp? If so do it like the one Dutch sells and use a soft shackle in a prussik on the RL and to the loops on the tarp. For the ground corners I like to leave the guy...
  32. I use a large cheaper hex tarp from Chill Gorilla...

    I use a large cheaper hex tarp from Chill Gorilla and a CRL since the tarp itself is pretty much just draped over the CRL there's no sagging at all since the ridge line can be pulled quite taut. I...
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    After Fallkniven corrected my post on the UCRs I...

    After Fallkniven corrected my post on the UCRs I made, i tried the prusik as suggested but had a little slip issue, I guess since those knots like to be around rope of a smaller diameter but found...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/6/6/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/6/6/1/2/img_20150912_181919_thumb.jpg
    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/6/6/1/2/img_20150912_181851_thumb.jpg...
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    No pic, but I hang on my back porch, two 4x4...

    No pic, but I hang on my back porch, two 4x4 posts anchored to the slab at the bottom, top is spanned by 2x6 that's held to the posts with two lag bolts on each side. Tied a piece of 550 tight but...
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    I had read somewhere (not here) that the 1/8"...

    I had read somewhere (not here) that the 1/8" would constrict enough to not need the prusik on the end. I've now got them on there like in the tutorial in the camping section. I also tried to make...
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    UCRs and nacrabiners.

    Sorry if this is the wrong sort of post to go here, but here's my 5.5' max 20" min. UCR. I saw with the 7/64" Amsteel that the end may need some type of cinch to keep it from slipping but this is...
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    Didn't get the chance to pickup the back of a...

    Didn't get the chance to pickup the back of a pickup, but here's a pic of all the ones I have cut now.
    http://i.imgur.com/uUSZmWzl.jpg
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    http://imgur.com/dZL5mN8 Not pictured is where I...

    http://imgur.com/dZL5mN8
    Not pictured is where I lowered it down to just above the ground and stood on the case, so somewhere around 500 lbs before the 550 frayed and ripped. If I get the chance...
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    Going to work soon. I'll try with some more 550...

    Going to work soon. I'll try with some more 550 and see how little of a surface area I can cover on the toggle. I'm actually thinking the smaller the cordage the stronger the toggle will be as the...
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    I too hung on some carbon fiber arrow toggles I...

    I too hung on some carbon fiber arrow toggles I made with my other hobby being archery with my compound bow.
    Proper and improper MSH usage, along with just abusing one with a 54" pry bar and mule...
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    Welcome aboard from another fresh recruit to...

    Welcome aboard from another fresh recruit to hanging about.
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    I brought the idea to her earlier and she says...

    I brought the idea to her earlier and she says she'd do it, February shouldn't be too bad being at the tail end of winter. We'd have to come out Saturday evening and Sunday for any of it though, far...
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    Looks like a hoot, where was it held or where...

    Looks like a hoot, where was it held or where will it be this year if that part is already planned out?
    Wonder if I'd be able to get the wife out there for the night, she's far from the outdoorsy...
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    Thanks for the welcomes :) So these group...

    Thanks for the welcomes :)
    So these group hangs, is it just a bunch of people in hammocks talking about hammocks while BBQing or something? Because that sounds like fun, where are the La ones...
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    Hello from Louisiana.

    I've been thinking about buying a hammock for a long while and finally pulled the trigger on a cheap one from Amazon and it's been love since. After just a few days I'd recruited someone else at work...
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