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  1. Thread: Bear Burrito

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    We have a smaller one from when our daughter was...

    We have a smaller one from when our daughter was a baby. Got some good laughs at daycare. The detail on this adult size one is better though. Now you just need some really wide aluminum foil.
  2. Shug, when you get the 9Barista, are you gonna...

    Shug, when you get the 9Barista, are you gonna tote it? Nifty gadget for sure. I enjoyed Hoffman's video on it.
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    Another thread on that here: ...

    Another thread on that here:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/149052-Anodizing-titanium-with-different-voltages
  4. Thread: 1000FP

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    The 1000FP stuff being discussed here is HyperDry...

    The 1000FP stuff being discussed here is HyperDry treated down. Maybe not a silver bullet (and there's conflicting info about whether or not this is a good thing for the long term), but something to...
  5. Thread: 1000FP

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    I see what you did there. And yes, you're...

    I see what you did there. And yes, you're probably right about susceptibility to confirmation bias for a certain subset of customers. But there are also customers who really hold their gear to a...
  6. Thread: 1000FP

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    Do you have the same opinions about 950FP down? ...

    Do you have the same opinions about 950FP down? There are lots of vendors who use that and have been for at least a couple years now. Have you heard any complaints?

    I have a 2 year old Montbell...
  7. Thread: 1000FP

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    I have to assume you're using the Membrane 7...

    I have to assume you're using the Membrane 7 fabric from RBTR. Is that correct? Is it available again (maybe to a gear manufacturer who will buy in larger quantities), or did you buy a bunch back...
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    The Noah is a great way to set up some shade for...

    The Noah is a great way to set up some shade for campgrounds, parks, outdoor parties, etc. I have the 12 footer and a set of collapsible aluminum poles. Beats a pop up canopy for versatility and...
  9. I can appreciate that. Like a lot of things, it's...

    I can appreciate that. Like a lot of things, it's a choice between relying on knowledge, gear, or both.
  10. I should also mention that I have a 40° Premium...

    I should also mention that I have a 40° Premium Phoenix with 950 +1oz. So my vote would also be yes.
  11. I'll 4th what has been stated in the previous...

    I'll 4th what has been stated in the previous posts.

    The next bit is copy and pasted from another thread here, just to add some more detail. It's an elaboration on a different but related...
  12. I used Reflect It earlier in my journey, when I...

    I used Reflect It earlier in my journey, when I was trying a lot of the en vogue Dutch critters. It is limp and snaggy compared to other UHMWPE cordage, which may be playing a part in the problems...
  13. What are you using to cut it? I've moved on from...

    What are you using to cut it? I've moved on from Reflect It, but have made at least a dozen guylines with it in the past. For any and all UHMWPE cordage, I cut with a ceramic knife I purchased...
  14. 24 gauge bare copper wire is what I have used. I...

    24 gauge bare copper wire is what I have used. I don't enjoy it, but it works.

    Be sure to pull and cut a few strands at the tag end to create a taper.
  15. Ironic that you started a thread called "How do I...

    Ironic that you started a thread called "How do I start a thread?" lol
    Just poking fun... you got that part figured out at least!

    Welcome to the forum. Introduce yourself here if you want....
  16. Thermodrop has accuracy of +/- 1.8°F. Acurite...

    Thermodrop has accuracy of +/- 1.8°F.
    Acurite has accuracy of +/- 2°F.

    So technically they could be displaying 4° different and both would be in spec.

    I don't have a Thermodrop, but I've...
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    I'd say no to the first question. It means...

    I'd say no to the first question. It means there's less "extra" netting, so it's closer to a yes on the second question, but it's really only a benefit if switching diagonals is something you'd do. ...
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    With any gathered end hammock, including the...

    With any gathered end hammock, including the Chameleon, you'll likely be most comfortable on a diagonal lay.

    The Chameleon asymmetrical net still allows you to switch between (head left/feet...
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    You could try sending an email with your order...

    You could try sending an email with your order info to:

    Harry Carlson
    Customer Support
    www.hammockgear.com
    740-445-4327
    [email protected]

    He is member Grisnakh on the forum here if you...
  20. I like the sound of what the company is doing on...

    I like the sound of what the company is doing on the whole, but as for this specific product, IMO this kind of thing lends itself to misuse and could lead to even more state and local parks adopting...
  21. That only applies to listing items in For Sale,...

    That only applies to listing items in For Sale, right? These jokers are responding (in PM, it sounds like) to members' WTB posts.
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    Dream Tex is a 1.6 oz per square yard fabric. So...

    Dream Tex is a 1.6 oz per square yard fabric. So while it could vary in other properties, it would weigh the same as a single layer in any other 1.6 fabric.
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    I don't know the details for sure, but I believe...

    I don't know the details for sure, but I believe there is a sale coming from HG. You could email:

    Harry Carlson
    Customer Support
    www.hammockgear.com
    740-445-4327
    [email protected]

    and...
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    No kidding about "right down to the hammock CRL"...

    No kidding about "right down to the hammock CRL" on that one!
  25. My 3/4 length UQs mostly end around mid-calf. I...

    My 3/4 length UQs mostly end around mid-calf. I have a sit pad I use inside the footbox of my 40° TQ which has a sewn footbox. I rest my feet on that, and between the small pad and the TQ, I've not...
  26. I don't have any experience with CRO, but I'll...

    I don't have any experience with CRO, but I'll add another consideration for a 40° HG Phoenix. Personally I don't have any full length UQs with ratings above 20°. I love my 40° Premium Phoenix -...
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    Dutchware, Warbonnet, UGQ, Hammock Gear, Simply...

    Dutchware, Warbonnet, UGQ, Hammock Gear, Simply Light Designs - I own or have owned tarps from all these vendors and I will say that none are really better or worse than the other. They are all...
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    That said, I have a number of underquilts with...

    That said, I have a number of underquilts with 10D in and out, and none with 7D in or out - but that's not for lack of faith in the material. The reason is simply that I don't have any EE...
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    I know you were asking cmoulder - but I'll chime...

    I know you were asking cmoulder - but I'll chime in to say the footbox toggles are only on the "hammock edition" Enigma. The H.E. also eliminates the standard ground pad attachment points.
    ...
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    I had the same confusion until I went to the...

    I had the same confusion until I went to the source.

    Does this make my Darien made from the short-lived MTN 1.3 a collector's item?
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    I set up a 300kg mini crane scale on my Tensa 4...

    I set up a 300kg mini crane scale on my Tensa 4 foot anchor line today. I did this indoors hooked to an eye bolt in the sole plate of my garage framing, not outodors anchored in soil. Using my...
  32. Yeah, fixed point hangs are tricky, too. I...

    Yeah, fixed point hangs are tricky, too. I personally don't completely trust the Hang Calculator.
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    Heavy Duty would be my guess. The Trail...

    Heavy Duty would be my guess.

    The Trail Designs stakes are just a wee bit heavier duty than the run of the mill Amazon ones. 3.5mm diameter for TD vs 3mm for the TiTo ones (for example).

    I...
  34. When outdoors, do you normally hang the head and...

    When outdoors, do you normally hang the head and foot ends of the hammocks at the same height? It looks like that's the case in your photo. Hanging the foot end higher helps with getting into and...
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    Out of stock. Did you buy em all up already?

    Out of stock. Did you buy em all up already?
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    In post #1148, I mentioned several factors that...

    In post #1148, I mentioned several factors that affect how much tensile force is on the foot anchor line, but I think as a rough order of magnitude, plan for a worst case around 50%-75% of the...
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    They are a dime a dozen on Amazon (not...

    They are a dime a dozen on Amazon (not literally). Lots of them are of the 6 gram per stake variety, which is lighter than the HD ones from Lawson (that could be a pro or a con).

    I have a bunch...
  38. I have some of those also and they do work as...

    I have some of those also and they do work as advertised if they're under constant tension. I'd have some concern as to whether they would also loosen under cyclic loading, like during extended...
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    Toward the end I mentioned sit height as a...

    Toward the end I mentioned sit height as a function of the baseline distance. That's true for me, but I don't use an adjustable hammock suspension with the stand. I use these short Amsteel dog bones...
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    The angle/tilt of your setup looks fine to me....

    The angle/tilt of your setup looks fine to me. Yes, the stand does need to be tilted (especially when unoccupied) if the head end is not anchored or if there isn't a counterweight hanging from the...
  41. I tend to agree and prefer the 2mm to the 2.5mm. ...

    I tend to agree and prefer the 2mm to the 2.5mm. I have both and even if they are a "perfect" match for one another, the added weight and bulk of the 2.5mm cord isn't really needed. It's not a big...
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    I like to not overcomplicate the hammock interior...

    I like to not overcomplicate the hammock interior with a lot of storage options. And many of Dream Hammock's storage options aren't removable (side pockets & peak shelf for example). But figuring...
  43. + 1 for Lawson (and for Z-line :D). A year or so...

    + 1 for Lawson (and for Z-line :D). A year or so ago, Lawson developed and released 2.5mm Glowire/Guywire, which he says is the best fit for the LineLoc 3. That said, IMO it's also pretty heavy...
  44. What line are you using with them? Regardless...

    What line are you using with them?

    Regardless of line type, if there is slippage through the Lineloc, a solution is to add a half hitch or slipped half hitch after adjusting to the proper tension....
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    Ditto that for the Dutchware DCF tarps...

    Ditto that for the Dutchware DCF tarps, though I'm just judging from the photos. The descriptions also make no mention of cat cuts.
  46. EE also has it in the middle.

    EE also has it in the middle.
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    As a cheaper option with LOTS of coverage, you...

    As a cheaper option with LOTS of coverage, you could check out the Kelty Noah's tarps. A bit big for backpacking, but handy for car camping, especially with some tarp poles.
  48. What cmoulder said. There's one cinch on each of...

    What cmoulder said. There's one cinch on each of the top corners of the quilt laid flat. That means when it's snapped you lay on top of them. The one thing I don't like about the Bandit.
  49. Haha! Thanks!

    Haha! Thanks!
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    The cinch cord is top center, but I've never let...

    The cinch cord is top center, but I've never let it hang on my face. I tuck it inside.

    Mine is a 40° Enigma, otherwise the same spec as cmoulder's 30°.

    No question though, if the goal is truly...
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