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    I have "toyed" with other solutions but, in the...

    I have "toyed" with other solutions but, in the end there is nothing that allows me to get my hammock hung faster or easier that a toggle and a MSH. There are those who eschew toggles but, I am not...
  2. Thread: Cheap Tarp

    by OCDave
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    A suitably sized construction tarp can be bought...

    A suitably sized construction tarp can be bought for less than $10. Good enough for thousands of Boy Scouts, probably good enough to get you through the weekend.
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    Wilderness Logics without hesitation

    I own several Dutchware Hammocks none of which match my Wilderness Logics LiteOwl for comfort or craftsmanship. Buy a Dutch Netless hammock as a cheap entry level hammock but, start adding knotty...
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    I camped for nearly 2 years using an ENO...

    I camped for nearly 2 years using an ENO DoubleNest and a REI self-inflating pad. Once I moved to an underquilt for insulation, the limitations of the ENO became more apparent. In my case, the pad...
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    I stick with the silver and the blue. Red fades...

    I stick with the silver and the blue. Red fades to pink and black to grey before splicing is complete.
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    The problem isn't spanning the gap but getting...

    The problem isn't spanning the gap but getting your suspension high enough to allow for appropriate sag.
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    I have purchased 3 sets of these sleeves so far. ...

    I have purchased 3 sets of these sleeves so far. If I ever have need of an additional tarp, it will undoubtedly get Mountain Goat sleeves to match.
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    Splicing 1.75 mm lash-it can be easier with a...

    Splicing 1.75 mm lash-it can be easier with a needle like this http://www.dutchwaregear.com/splicing-needles.html.

    Good Luck
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    I have never treated my Buginator. I have never...

    I have never treated my Buginator. I have never had any issues. It is a good design and if used properly is sufficient "as-is".
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    I hang my tarp in tarp sleeves first. If the...

    I hang my tarp in tarp sleeves first. If the ends are too close or too far from the tree, I know I've eye-balled poorly. Once my tarp is placed, I get a sense of where my tree straps will work...
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    Tarp- kept in the skins unless raining. ...

    Tarp- kept in the skins unless raining. Eyeballing the distance between trees is not always reliable for me. Setting my tarp first confirms the trees are appropriately spaced.
    Suspension -...
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    FS: DANG! :(

    DANG! :(
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    FS: I'll take the Lazy Slug Tube. PM me your...

    I'll take the Lazy Slug Tube.

    PM me your PayPal info
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    The reason down works is not that it is...

    The reason down works is not that it is compressible but, that when uncompressed it will naturally recover its loft. Compress a wad of dryer lint and it stays compressed.
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    In my experience, hanging a continuous loop on a...

    In my experience, hanging a continuous loop on a MSH allows for quicker fine adjustments. The whoopie slings typically stay in the pack unless the trees at my most coveted spot are either slightly...
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    How often do you hang without insulation?

    It is 95+ and HUMID here today. Overnight temps expected to drop no lower than high 60s. On hot nights I typically hang my quilt off to the side for rescue from the early AM chill. Thinking about...
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    Exactly my thinking.

    Exactly my thinking.
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    Snake skins aka Tarp Sleeves have made my...

    Snake skins aka Tarp Sleeves have made my SuperFly manageable in Windy conditions. The windier the weather, the larger tarp I would want.

    I have bought 3 sets from Mountain Goat and been happy...
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    When it gets too warm locally, I head for the...

    When it gets too warm locally, I head for the Lake Superior North Shore and the Superior Hiking Trail. Admittedly much closer for me than for you. Just over 1000 miles from Huntsville but, you'll...
  20. Says the guy who drank the Kool-Aid. Under a...

    Says the guy who drank the Kool-Aid.

    Under a strong rain with minimal leaf coverage overhead, the difference in noise beneath a CF vs Silnylon is significant. (Waiting out a storm vs sleeping...
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    With several tarps to choose from, I nearly...

    With several tarps to choose from, I nearly always grab my SuperFly. I usually pack a bit of toilet paper also; even when I don't intend to use it. I guess I am just an "Overkill" kind of guy.
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    I keep them in their stuff sacks but, I get them...

    I keep them in their stuff sacks but, I get them out frequently to make sure they are OK. It is a terrible thing to deny a hammock the opportunity to sling between a couple of trees. Underuse =...
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    Typically, I wait until no one is watching then...

    Typically, I wait until no one is watching then execute a Reverse Soviet Suplex. I might be the only one in the world who does this so, don't try to copy me. :shades:
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    Welcome to the forums TheeJesster

    Welcome to the forums TheeJesster
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    I'd consider fashioning a bridge hammock out of a...

    I'd consider fashioning a bridge hammock out of a blue construction tarp. Maybe leave one side long enough to serve as a top cover. ...
  26. I thought this was a "Hipster" joke...alas, no...

    I thought this was a "Hipster" joke...alas, no punchline. Wait...you stand on the face of the hipster in the hammock bel... no. That's likely been done before...

    I'll keep pondering the...
  27. Perhaps you should consider relaxing your...

    Perhaps you should consider relaxing your requirements. If not you will be limited to a handful of mediocre hammocks.

    Given some time, you could present her with a Wilderness Logics LiteOwl...
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    Congrats! But...kinda like a puppy, initially...

    Congrats! But...kinda like a puppy, initially it's the cutest thing ever and you can be 100% devoted. After a while you kinda feel you need another puppy to keep the first one company. The third...
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    Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Or,...

    Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Or, perhaps you are the hero that defeated the evil man eating hammock. ALL HAIL Plinker22!

    Welcome to the forums.

    I gotta get out more.
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    Not so much a con rather than a lack of...

    Not so much a con rather than a lack of advantage; in an area with modestly sized trees, using tree straps alone saves time and effort. I use 8' and 10' straps and use the whoopies only when the...
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    +1 My first Hammock gear purchase was delayed...

    +1 My first Hammock gear purchase was delayed until a Black Friday sale. I regret that I waited so long to get those quilts. Several purchase since then, calendar be damned!
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    At that price the Snipe comes with Whoppies and...

    At that price the Snipe comes with Whoppies and tree straps and includes a knotty mod. Build that Hammock on Dutch's site = $96. I believe the Snipe also has more to its structure than simply...
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    Ouch! I didn't know they went up again. I have...

    Ouch! I didn't know they went up again. I have given many as $32-$38 dollar gifts. Probably less likely to choose them as an over $40 item. Perhaps this is the push I needed to expand my DIY...
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    I am using 1.5 mm yellow Z-line from Z-packs...

    I am using 1.5 mm yellow Z-line from Z-packs larks-headed to each corner tie-out. I run my line around the stake and back through the tie-out for a 3:1 mechanical advantage and tie a tautline hitch....
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    Expectations are much higher for a product...

    Expectations are much higher for a product costing $150 or more than for a product on the low-priced end of the spectrum. I have several Dutchware hammocks, they are not all perfect but, who could...
  36. For all you do, this Bu...eerh...America?... is...

    For all you do, this Bu...eerh...America?... is for you. :thumbup1:

    Love your work/play. Happy birthday.
  37. It appears you are already using Amsteel Whoopies...

    It appears you are already using Amsteel Whoopies so, why not push it a bit and try a set with Dynaglide?

    Let us know how it turns out.

    Good Luck
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    The 40* underquilt is perfect for most warm...

    The 40* underquilt is perfect for most warm weather applications. I use my 40* Incubator from Ice-out through fall. Any nights too warm for my 40* quilt (80* +), I use an underquilt protector alone...
  39. Exactly! Stucco exterior. While still early in...

    Exactly! Stucco exterior. While still early in my planning, I am hoping to avoid mounting to an exterior wall. Any reinforcement in an exterior wall will diminish my insulating opportunity. ...
  40. Structural reinforcement for indoor hanging?

    I am planning a home renovation which will include gutting all my second story bedrooms. While the walls are down, I will have the opportunity to make my bedrooms hammock friendly. I am curious if...
  41. Thread: COGs

    by OCDave
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    The mechanics of the COG seem comparable to the...

    The mechanics of the COG seem comparable to the Dutchware Speed Hooks. Anyone having issues with premature wear on their Amsteel?
  42. I started with Figure Nines but, liked the Tarp...

    I started with Figure Nines but, liked the Tarp Flyz much better. I have switched to Stingerz, initially so I could move them from one tarp to the next. Now I prefer the Stingerz as they are easier...
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    Washing Tyvek to soften it is unnecessary. Just...

    Washing Tyvek to soften it is unnecessary. Just crumple it up, twist it up give it a bit of abuse and it will be soft in a fraction of the time required to run a wash cycle.
  44. Streams form because water accumulates in the low...

    Streams form because water accumulates in the low spots. Same with the coolest air and highest humidity; these will migrate to the lowest available space. So while sleeping near water was unlikely...
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    One earns the privilege of selling gear here by...

    One earns the privilege of selling gear here by their contribution to the forums not, by the date they registered. There are other sites where that "contribution" is not a prerequisite.

    There...
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    Could it be your trees? One of my backyard...

    Could it be your trees? One of my backyard hanging trees is a cedar. It flexes just slightly when I get in my hammock giving me an ever-so-slight sag in my tarp.

    On the trail I have had nights...
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    Don't assume that just because you stomach or...

    Don't assume that just because you stomach or side-sleep in a bed or on the ground you will do the same in a hammock. I reposition quite a bit in a bed searching for a more comfortable position....
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    Consider a Dutchware Hexon 2.4. This fabric...

    Consider a Dutchware Hexon 2.4. This fabric feels great and will tolerate nearly the whole family hanging. Add a pair of 15' tree straps and a pair of toggles and you're good to go for around $50....
  49. Thread: ground sheet

    by OCDave
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    I use a 7x9 piece of Tyvek I got from Z-Packs. ...

    I use a 7x9 piece of Tyvek I got from Z-Packs. It was originally purchased as a footprint for a tent but, it is light enough that I carry it with me always.

    I'd suggest a length just a bit longer...
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    A little deformity in your toggle is important...

    A little deformity in your toggle is important for developing an authentic and stylish patina on your hammocking gear. You will spot the experienced hammocker in the woods not only by the evidence...
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