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    I wonder what LocoLibre would say about this....

    I wonder what LocoLibre would say about this. They offer this option. Iím sure it would be a minor improvement in comfort, but donít have experience with it myself. I would say that if you are a...
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    Perhaps this video tutorial may help....

    Perhaps this video tutorial may help.
    https://youtu.be/DYF92CfLD_0
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    Funny, I feel like my house is a waste of money...

    Funny, I feel like my house is a waste of money too now that I also bought a tarp and quilts! Even the right shoes and backpack can make me question automobiles![emoji23]
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    Cool stuff. Using it as a pack bottom, ground...

    Cool stuff. Using it as a pack bottom, ground sheet, or sitpad is what comes to mind.
  5. FS: Okay, Iíll take it. Seems like another rabbit...

    Okay, Iíll take it. Seems like another rabbit hole I managed to miss until now, lol. Time to start researching this whole external frame side of things.

    How much does the pack alone weigh?

    How...
  6. FS: Iíd like to see the hipbelt and straps better....

    Iíd like to see the hipbelt and straps better. And how the hipbelt mounts to the frame from front and back. Also curious if itís easy to clip on a shoulder bottle pouch.
  7. FS: Is it well suited for placing a bear can down...

    Is it well suited for placing a bear can down under the pack?
  8. Always love reading these hammock gear history...

    Always love reading these hammock gear history posts because itís only been about two years since I got in the game. So I am always curious to know the timelines and order of how all this happened.
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    Ya, thatís normal. Itís a trade off. It makes...

    Ya, thatís normal. Itís a trade off. It makes them ideal for knots because they roll up into a cord, but you will need to flatten them out where they touch the tree.
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    Snake Skin Help for Mountainfly Tarp

    There are a few ways, but anything will work really. You could use the key ring that comes with the tarp to also capture the loop at the end of the skin. Or use a SMALL S-biner. Whatís good about...
  11. UCRís are a far better design for the application...

    UCRís are a far better design for the application of an adjustable SRL. Better than a whoopie. Less cordage saves weight and cost. And no need for an eye for an adjustable loop to slide through. And...
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    Sticky: Here is a good combo to use. Itís a bottle...

    Here is a good combo to use. Itís a bottle designed to handle cold conditions and the bottle carrier is fully insulated. Which helps regulate the heat more efficiently. Then I throw it in my drybag...
  13. Yes, I got mine to thread, without any sanding,...

    Yes, I got mine to thread, without any sanding, but it takes an unreasonable amount of force and I have lots of experience with working with threads in general. Sanding sounds like a better idea, but...
  14. Did you get the modded option? Youíre right...

    Did you get the modded option?

    Youíre right about everything you asked about. The UQP also comes with sewn on light webbing on each end by the peaks. You are supposed to tie this around something...
  15. Be sure to use the threaded ring that came with...

    Be sure to use the threaded ring that came with the magnetic mount. They have a different thread pattern.
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    I too, appreciate all the ideas that Jeff shares...

    I too, appreciate all the ideas that Jeff shares and sells! So, have you watched this video of his on tying the Button knot?
    https://youtu.be/DYF92CfLD_0
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    Generally speaking, I have found through...

    Generally speaking, I have found through experience that most vendors are shipping at least reasonably close to their stated lead times. So youíre theory is sound :)
  18. Not so much. It is fairly helpful to be able to...

    Not so much. It is fairly helpful to be able to see your UQ through your hammock to see exactly how it fits while inside, but itís hardly necessary. The hammock fabric is not going to influence your...
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    Get the same colors and just maybeÖ

    Get the same colors and just maybeÖ
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    Might be onto something! LOL. Call it an...

    Might be onto something! LOL. Call it an Overquilt. Something like an insulated top cover.
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    We talked about it a lot here:...

    We talked about it a lot here:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/150805-BB-XLC-sock-system

    I suggested the idea as it is currently designed and WBguy went with it and I ordered...
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    Saved about $200 on a Scandi Diamondback and two...

    Saved about $200 on a Scandi Diamondback and two stash jackets! The Diamondback is an awesome quilt. Iím surprised I donít see it mentioned too much here yet. But it is a new product and hopefully...
  23. I'm being indecisive, help: HG/Dream/Dutch netless hammocks/UQ/bugnet

    Anything by Jared @ SLD, as mentioned above, is highly recommended. Great designs, quality, service, shipping, etc.

    Whatís this about a Raven 2.0?!
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    Same. Hope it happens soon. Gettin sleepy, lol.

    Same. Hope it happens soon. Gettin sleepy, lol.
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    Looks like Iíll be up late again tonight! Awesome...

    Looks like Iíll be up late again tonight! Awesome deals. Warnonnet just made a huge mistake, muwahahahaaaÖ
  26. Introducing Ridgeline Media Systems HangTime Hook:

    Carbon fiber hooks?
    Hangtime iPhone cases?
    New colors?
    New accessories?
    Integrated LED light?
    Hangtime hat? (so we can hike and watch Netflix simultaneously)
    Redesigned mount? (smaller, greater...
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    Oh, I found the video I mentioned earlier about...

    Oh, I found the video I mentioned earlier about using Evoloops to make Becket hitch easier to untie. There are also some simple DIY solutions in the beginning that would also work well.
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    Lol, I hear ya. So Iíll just leave this here for...

    Lol, I hear ya. So Iíll just leave this here for ya. He has several other videos showing how else they can be used, of which there are many!

    https://youtu.be/qnwqPPquPRs
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    Thatís exactly what I have :))) Iíve tried many...

    Thatís exactly what I have :))) Iíve tried many alternatives and this is my favorite for a while now. The only differences would be that I replaced the continuous loops with Evo-loops, which work...
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    Blackbird vs Eldorado

    The Eldorado is my favorite hammock for a while now. Like the BBXLC, it has less sag than most other brands, which makes the ridgeline a little closer to reach when laying down. Which encourages you...
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    There are a LOT of threads on this forum...

    There are a LOT of threads on this forum discussing overfill, so if that interests you, be sure to search for what has already been said. The quick summary is that no one has truly done a scientific...
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    Sweet! What did you get?

    Sweet! What did you get?
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    Hereís a suggestion. Use a pad for the meantime....

    Hereís a suggestion. Use a pad for the meantime. Save up some money and wait for a good deal to show up on the for sale section here on the forum. Lots of good deals show up there.
  34. Wow, I would pretty upset if an animal stole my...

    Wow, I would pretty upset if an animal stole my shoe! Might have to take some more precautions to avoid that. What I have been doing is putting a (preferably full) water bottle in each shoe to plug...
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    Superior Hammock Suspension buckle?

    This guy on YouTube, Jeff Myers, is the mastermind behind them and he has several videos on how to use them and how to make them. You can email him to make an order or use his eBay store.
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    The nice thing about SLD is that Jared will make...

    The nice thing about SLD is that Jared will make the RSBTR order for you if you want a fabric he doesnít stock. Quite a few other vendors require you to make the order with RSBTR and have it shipped...
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    Same for me, 100%. I also prefer doors that I can...

    Same for me, 100%. I also prefer doors that I can duck under.
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    The proof will be in the pudding, I believe. Iím...

    The proof will be in the pudding, I believe. Iím optimistic about Monolite as a mesh alternative. I have a special request Eldorado Monolite top with no special vents. I will be putting it to the...
  39. Thread: Nap Testing

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    Ooh, a Diamondback TQ! I have one too and love...

    Ooh, a Diamondback TQ! I have one too and love it. So Iím glad to see it get some more attention here. Did you get it with the ďadjustable side elasticsĒ? It seems like an interesting idea for a...
  40. There is a point where you will have to raise...

    There is a point where you will have to raise your tarp to keep the tarp off of your hammock suspension. That makes you much more susceptible to wind driven rain. If you are going with a longer tarp,...
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    Man, The Marine is coming out with a lot of great...

    Man, The Marine is coming out with a lot of great crash course videos lately! Heís right about how cinch buckles are the best all around for exactly the reasons he covered. I like the look of those...
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    Hey guys, thanks for all the food and for showing...

    Hey guys, thanks for all the food and for showing us around again. Sipsey did not disappoint! Itís a real fun place to hike and camp! Our short little backpacking trip on Sunday was a success. Did a...
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    We went back to get my chair. Got there about...

    We went back to get my chair. Got there about noon. Thanks for holding it. We did see the other two chairs and thought about taking them with us, but werenít sure if someone was coming for them. Wish...
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    ETA about 90 min

    ETA about 90 min
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    Just noticed AHE is selling this kind of fan now....

    Just noticed AHE is selling this kind of fan now. One more thing I want to point out. The blade is removable on this kind, which makes it easier to pack. The Goal Zero fan does too, but the ďCPU...
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    NOW I see it lol. I did get the app, but I kept...

    NOW I see it lol. I did get the app, but I kept hitting the blue button at the bottom. Didnít know about the hidden button that shows up in the top right when you scroll down. Thanks. Good guess too...
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    I donít own a computer. I tried, but canít figure...

    I donít own a computer. I tried, but canít figure out how to edit the sign up sheet on my iPhone.
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    I heard about the starburst + fire thing too....

    I heard about the starburst + fire thing too. Been wanting to try it out.

    Iím riding in with my buddy, Damien, and his girlfriend, Ashley. So thatís +3 for those keeping count! Heading over late...
  49. Email him. I ordered from him via email just last...

    Email him. I ordered from him via email just last week and already received my items just yesterday.
  50. The biggest problem would be getting a flat lay...

    The biggest problem would be getting a flat lay so that you donít lay like a banana. I suppose you could try something similar to what the SLD Streamliner hammock does, but in the opposite way. It...
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