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    Thermo Cell, mosquito repellent device. It...

    Thermo Cell, mosquito repellent device. It should get a good beakin on the trip to Inuvik this coming summer.
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    I think, when my back starts bothering me, it is...

    I think, when my back starts bothering me, it is due to much at the gym, being dehydrated, or bad posture while reading/watching tv.
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    Baggy with grounds and a 1 cup expresso maker. ...

    Baggy with grounds and a 1 cup expresso maker. It's my only single function item, but worth it.
    I've become a coffee snob too, and I pay the membership dues.
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    Sounds like some low cost down will be coming up...

    Sounds like some low cost down will be coming up soon. If keeping the wife happy means buying new gear, keep that woman smiling.
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    I have a 5/16 loop of bungee attached to my tie...

    I have a 5/16 loop of bungee attached to my tie out points. That both keeps it tight and protects it from over tightening and wind...
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    Stove, coffee, cup.👍☝

    Stove, coffee, cup.👍☝
  7. Thread: Fabric Samples

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    I may have to order another, my daughter slept in...

    I may have to order another, my daughter slept in mine on our last trip. Now she won't use the Blue Ridge.
  8. I have a 2 yr old HG 40 TQ. It's been good to...

    I have a 2 yr old HG 40 TQ. It's been good to 40. Now it's getting down to 30 so I'll try some long-jones tonight. If I'm still cold I'll probably order a 20. Should have done that to start with.
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    I've had my 12 for two yrs. Used it about 30...

    I've had my 12 for two yrs. Used it about 30 nights I guess. Still in great shape with no leaks that I know of.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/b27053921234c39911ba64b835d46dd7.jpg
    I...
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    With this set up you also have the option of...

    With this set up you also have the option of using the woopie as a UCR if you need the extra few feet.
    I secure it it with a klemheist knots and s-beiner.
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    I have a much faster cheaper and lighter method....

    I have a much faster cheaper and lighter method.
    2 large diameter (1.5-2") bamboo poles 8' long. Stake or tie off at 4 & 8 o'clock about 15' apart. Hang the hammock between. I put the poles on a...
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    Well being late to join the discussion I'm sure I...

    Well being late to join the discussion I'm sure I missed some vital information, but if you and Paul are trying to bring water into the hammock, 😅 I suggest removal of the tarp. 😂
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    No, it isn't an issue. I have spent a lot of...

    No, it isn't an issue. I have spent a lot of time in the back yard in my hammock. It has a tarp over it to give me shade and so I can lay there and watch the rain. I've never seen or felt water...
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    Mine is tight. I use amsteel and pull it tight...

    Mine is tight. I use amsteel and pull it tight before putting on the hammock and tarp.
    I also try to put an angle on it. 6-8" difference.
    I use a Noah tarp. Weight isn't an issue on a...
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    Tarp over. Last summer I stayed 2 nights and 1...

    Tarp over.
    Last summer I stayed 2 nights and 1 day near Alpine Az. Very heavy rain both nights. If any water came in on the ridge line it probably ran down the inside of the tarp. I had no...
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    Order from Papa Smurf at Dream Hammocks.

    Order from Papa Smurf at Dream Hammocks.
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    I go tarp over. It just seems faster. Put up...

    I go tarp over. It just seems faster. Put up the line, hang the hammock from the same line, toss the tarp over and tie it out. I use 5/32 elastic as tie outs.
    No signs of wear from rubbing.
  18. Thread: Tarp lines?

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    93817it works.

    93817it works.
  19. I take the finished hammock length, in inches and...

    I take the finished hammock length, in inches and multiply by .83. Then I add 10% for the knots. Put a loop knot of your choice on each end and run the woopie through. Adjust the knots the change...
  20. Thread: Tarp lines?

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    My big concern is size. On my motorcycle space...

    My big concern is size. On my motorcycle space is very important. (I'll order a smaller tarp next month)
    I find that separating things into small items makes it easier to find a place for it. I...
  21. Poll: I have the 1.7 single layer Blackbirds, and the...

    I have the 1.7 single layer Blackbirds, and the Double layer 1.1 Danger Bird. The texture of the 1.1 is softer/smoother.
    I've read that the double layer is better for preventing mosquitoes from...
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    I can't play. I don't like Facebook.

    I can't play. I don't like Facebook.
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    Try either reversing the woopie if you need it...

    Try either reversing the woopie if you need it longer or using a UCR. I secure it with a klemheist knot.92271
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    1+ I like my Danger Bird best.92257

    1+ I like my Danger Bird best.92257
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    It has a bugnet and rain cover, very warm with...

    It has a bugnet and rain cover, very warm with the cover on.92220
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    Lawson Blue Ridge. It has spreader bars and mine...

    Lawson Blue Ridge. It has spreader bars and mine was only 99$ at Sportsman warehouse. It feels like a cot .
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    Still going strong with the Kealty 12. I'm now...

    Still going strong with the Kealty 12. I'm now putting it in a larger mesh bag with stakes and other tie out gear.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/16/gudyqy2e.jpg
    I think I'll get a lighter one...
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    91621 I switched from the safety pin to using a...

    91621
    I switched from the safety pin to using a small klemheist knot.
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    Let's see what you've done to lighten yours.

    Let's see what you've done to lighten yours.
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    Got back yesterday from a 4 day family camp trip...

    Got back yesterday from a 4 day family camp trip to Sand Dunes NP. Took a shower in Zapata Falls 😨.
    My daughter wanted to try the Danger Bird on the 2nd night. She is now in the DB and I slept the...
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    Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Rocky Mountain National Park.
  32. Thread: Nitize figure 9

    by ibgary
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    I have used 9s for the tarp, but now I'm trying...

    I have used 9s for the tarp, but now I'm trying klemheist knots .
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    Still have...

    Still have it.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/e9yheges.jpg
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    For stomach sleeping I'd try a bridge, or Lawson...

    For stomach sleeping I'd try a bridge, or Lawson Blue Ridge. It has spreader bars and goes to ground as a bivy, but for me it's to heavy for back packing and to big for the motorcycle. Great for...
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    Mine came this week. It matches my Dangerbird...

    Mine came this week. It matches my Dangerbird perfectly. I'm taking it out next week for a few nights. Pics to follow.
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    I went from webbing to woopies and now back to...

    I went from webbing to woopies and now back to webbing. I got tired of untangling the woopies. The rolled up webbing seems faster/simpler. I take a UCR if I need more length, but haven't needed it...
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    Sticky: I get 1" rings at the hardware strore, Jax. ...

    I get 1" rings at the hardware strore, Jax. ~.75$. There are 3 sizes, come in chrome or brass coating. Slightly heavier than aluminum, but lighter than clinch buckles.
  38. Thread: Nitize figure 9

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    I used 9s for a while, then one bent, didn't...

    I used 9s for a while, then one bent, didn't fail, now I use the woopie sling on the hammock.
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    You should have seen me climbing, that was really...

    You should have seen me climbing, that was really funny.
    Well tomorrow I'm off on a one night trip to Wy. 11,000 ft with a 40* UQ. Wish me luck.
  40. Thread: good for back?

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    Re: good for back?

    I thought my camping days were done. My wife got me a hammock for Fathers day last yr. It was love at 1st nap.
    This yr I spent over 30 days camping and slept in a Danger Bird all but one night. ...
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    Re: Vet my thoughts on the SF Mini Pole mod.

    I use shock cord, 3/16, for my tie outs. It gives me tension with flexability.
    It works for me with either knots or hardware. .55930
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    Re: The TurtleDog stand

    I find it better to hang outside after annoying the wife. :beer:
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    Re: Kelty Noah's Tarp ??

    Well when strapped to the front fork of a motorcycle for 300-400 miles it dried out. Your results may be different.
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    Re: Kelty Noah's Tarp ??

    I made a bag out of a nylon mesh. The bag measures about 18x6 when flat. The 12 goes in fine and if wet it can dry out.
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    Re: Kelty Noah's Tarp ??

    I got the Noah 12' and used it a lot this summer. Probably about 30 + night's. I spent about 4 weeks on a motorcycle trip and stuffed it in a bag wet or dry. It's still in great shape. No leaks,...
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    Sticky: Re: Newbie Hammock Setups.

    Welcome to the forum. Tons of great ideas and ways to hang. I'm still trying new things. That's one of the thing I really like. It can keep you engaged.
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    Re: IN>CO>Golden Gate Canyon

    I'm leaving in two days. 30 days in a Dangerbird and a lot of miles.
    Thanks everyone for all the great info.
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    Re: First Post, First Hammock

    Try changing to a different wall stud.
    I pick trees based on what hammock I'm using. For most15-20' is good. With the Lawson I like them closer together.
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    Re: Bridge hammock battle!!

    Thanks for putting the Lawson up. Very through. The only thing I will add is, the Arrowhead Equipment 3/4 length UQ, goes on like it was made for it.
    I'll check your site for other reviews. ...
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    Re: Lawson Hammock keeps getting better and better

    I just watched parts 1&2 of the bridge hammock battle. I think the LBR, being wider is more comfortable. Its raised bug net allows me to sit up in it without hitting the bug net, but I'm only...
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