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    Okay... uploaded from the desktop... can you see...

    Okay... uploaded from the desktop... can you see 'em now?? :scared:
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    Sorry, y'all. I tried getting fancy and uploading...

    Sorry, y'all. I tried getting fancy and uploading from google photos and it was a total bust. I did an upload on the test thread and it worked there, BUT.....

    I'll get the mods to delete the...
  3. WCS loop + Giant Ledge - Catskills Part 2 (and done!)

    Typical rocky trail on this loop...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oUU9H72-dYVCx9Uh...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oUU9H72-dYVCx9UhV-2eqZAnuo73Q82Gf7g-mIJwro7aoVVoG3DTgqQ8mU2OtNdKmoiupvPWey27NEfwAAtnwizj2tTHhP4_rFEQh45GNPdJkYs5lYFdHrwiYOeJiKTF2uNNYErgBkshunCALZv1qpllACxufhNtorWzj4...
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    WCS loop + Giant Ledge - Catskills

    MikekiM and I hiked this classic Catskills loop this week, making it a 2-nighter by camping (hammock, of course!) on the saddle between Cornell and Slide Mtn the first night and at Giant Ledge the...
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    Haha, the back-up real estate is pretty good as...

    Haha, the back-up real estate is pretty good as well!!
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    There's almost nothing, and then there's nothing....

    There's almost nothing, and then there's nothing.


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    Even the D rings aren't necessary, one might argue, which would make it by-gawd nothing nothing. :laugh:
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    Excellent video again, this time with some trails...

    Excellent video again, this time with some trails I haven't seen in quite a long time. Glad the water was flowing and water available!! Darn hot and humid it was!

    I do love that spot on the Timp,...
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    Yep, these could be the cat's meow... if they...

    Yep, these could be the cat's meow... if they don't end up in the pile next to the Venom webbing! ;)



    I'm familiar with that double-wrap Becket... just wondering if the straight-up slipped...
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    Are you adding any back-up wraps or stopper knots...

    Are you adding any back-up wraps or stopper knots with the Becket?
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    Dangit I couldn't resist and ordered a pair....

    Dangit I couldn't resist and ordered a pair. Building my own little suspension webbing database right in my noggin. :laugh:
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    No, except for the camo they're more like a...

    No, except for the camo they're more like a hothouse.
  14. Überlight quilts will spoil you for anything...

    Überlight quilts will spoil you for anything else! :cool:
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    Make a plug with a ziploc baggie and some leaves...

    Make a plug with a ziploc baggie and some leaves etc.

    But, yeah, I'm into sewn footboxes... easy enough to stick out a leg or whatever to ventilate, and a skosh less faff and weight.
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    If HG works maybe just get another HG.

    If HG works maybe just get another HG.
  17. I totally appreciate and identify with the spirit...

    I totally appreciate and identify with the spirit of this question; having to register someplace to go walk in the woods is counter to my nature. However, anything that helps with the management and...
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    Good advice. Kroma, having gone thru a very...

    Good advice.

    Kroma, having gone thru a very similar situation with a parent, I know that you have the utmost of good intentions but the complications involved in transitioning to hammock are going...
  19. Yep, still unavailable... and if Dutch can't get...

    Yep, still unavailable... and if Dutch can't get 'em nobody can. :(

    I've googled about quite a bit and cannot find anything about the supply issue, or when they might be available again.
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    Not a bad deal @$210 for a 30deg @18oz, which is...

    Not a bad deal @$210 for a 30deg @18oz, which is a realistic number for this spec.
  21. Kevlar 3.3 has a little less stretch than Venom...

    Kevlar 3.3 has a little less stretch than Venom or Myerstech (early version... I've not tried the latest stuff) although not by much. UHMWPE is amazing stuff and if I were using J-Bend I'd stay with...
  22. This discussion echoes back to why I settled upon...

    This discussion echoes back to why I settled upon Kevlar as my choice when going the knots-only route. Polyester was good but heavy, all "flavors" of UHMWPE slipped when shock loaded (bounce test)...
  23. Very nice! Before the deluge? Now I'll have to...

    Very nice!

    Before the deluge? Now I'll have to add it to the list and check out the hike you mentioned.

    It'll be a couple of weeks before I can do anything... in the middle of remodeling hell...
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    Yikes, first time I've seen Kevlar shredded......

    Yikes, first time I've seen Kevlar shredded... and 2" width?!

    Taking a wild-azz guess at spec, but Kevlar like that should be at least 3000lb rating. But Fugal has 1200lb so it must be very thin,...
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    When one thinks in terms of % of body weight, it...

    When one thinks in terms of % of body weight, it becomes a lot more obvious!

    However, even as a fairly longtime UL-er I think it wise not to go with the absolute lightest option with hammock.
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    Nice option there with the .5 noseeum! Since...

    Nice option there with the .5 noseeum!

    Since you're leaning that way, maybe go with the Banshee in Hexon 1.2 and cut 3.5oz elsewhere.

    Not a bad idea to go all-in UL with someone who's very...
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    DWG Half-zipped in Hexon 1.0 is about 14oz, which...

    DWG Half-zipped in Hexon 1.0 is about 14oz, which is about 3oz lighter than the the Chameleon.

    That's with 11' hammocks... would a shorter hammock work for her? I ask because I'm 5'9" and use...
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    I will admit that I'm sometimes a bit too quick...

    I will admit that I'm sometimes a bit too quick to whip out my Occam's Razor, although it seems to me that quite often people resort to more complicated measures without first nailing down the...
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    Pretty cool! :)

    Pretty cool! :)
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    I should add that I've also tested Becket...

    I should add that I've also tested Becket (straight-up... no backup knots) with heavier 6-10g/ft polyester and it worked very well with no slippage, but I don't have a vast amount of experience with...
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    As Phantom Grappler mentioned, having no slippage...

    As Phantom Grappler mentioned, having no slippage avoids friction/abrasion/heat which can kill a 7/64" CL quickly.

    I have seen a Becket — when tied as a straight-up slipped sheet bend... no extra...
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    Very sad. Condolences to Mr. Murphy's family.

    Very sad. Condolences to Mr. Murphy's family.
  33. I haven't delved deeply (quite shallow-ly, in...

    I haven't delved deeply (quite shallow-ly, in fact:rolleyes:) into the methodology for determining fill power but from the little I've seen it starts getting quite subjective and murky above 800fp...
  34. As you likely know, there are also gobs and gobs...

    As you likely know, there are also gobs and gobs of post-thru hike YT videos with discussions of gear evolution from start to finish. April and May can have some of the most dangerous weather, wet +...
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    Concise — and IMO accurate — summary of the...

    Concise — and IMO accurate — summary of the situation.

    On the few occasions that I've not had optimum comfort it's due to one of those factors. And one more factor I'd add is proper foot end...
  36. Thread: Camping

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    Hmm... looks kinda like a Farrimond Hitch...

    Hmm... looks kinda like a Farrimond Hitch. Animated Knots Purcell Prusik Loop.
  37. Thread: Camping

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    I think you'll find that the vast majority of...

    I think you'll find that the vast majority of experienced hangers prefer webbing and cordage that has very minimal stretch so that things do not sag over time and require readjustment.

    It's no fun...
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    If removeable bug net is a major criterion, keep...

    If removeable bug net is a major criterion, keep in mind that DW half zip and DH Darien do not have removeable bug nets; they only zip on one side.

    The HG net zips away fully and stows in a mesh...
  39. Thread: Camping

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    OK, thanks... I googled AND duckduckgo-ed it and...

    OK, thanks... I googled AND duckduckgo-ed it and did not find a link. :)

    Learned a new one!
  40. Thread: Camping

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    Definitely got the confusion part. The other...

    Definitely got the confusion part.

    The other part was lost in translation. :mellow:
  41. Congrats on the commitment, and starting with...

    Congrats on the commitment, and starting with Agony Grind right out of the gate! :laugh:
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    An even more important difference is the width....

    An even more important difference is the width. Banshee is listed at 65" width and UL is 58".

    At 6'4" I think you might find a 10.5'x58" rather cramped and very hard to achieve a comfortable...
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    When I first got into this hammock thing a good...

    When I first got into this hammock thing a good friend of mine lent me a good netless symmetrical setup (BIAS weight weenie micro) including everything but TQ, which I already had from ground...
  44. Great video... sometimes it's nice just to pop...

    Great video... sometimes it's nice just to pop into the woods and camp solo.

    Takes a manly man to pull off the kilt option! :laugh: But I'll bet the ventilation is pretty good.

    Yep, gonna need...
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    However, note that camo is slightly heavier (.67...

    However, note that camo is slightly heavier (.67 vs .51 material) and a bit bulkier. It is also shiny, which some people complain about, but it also gets duller with use... takes some time, though.
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    I have both camo and olive green, but the olive...

    I have both camo and olive green, but the olive green is a very weak shade and can also look like anything from grey to blue to almost white depending upon the color temp of ambient light.
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    That is a good point. OK maybe I could force...

    That is a good point.

    OK maybe I could force myself to switch but that would entail ditching (or at least swapping) the asym integrated net hammocks and changing several routines.

    I am totally...
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    I'd definitely contact Simply Light Designs and...

    I'd definitely contact Simply Light Designs and discuss.

    Mtn 1.2 XL is listed as an option for the Tree Runner, which could be paired with a .7 noseeum bottom entry net.

    I have a 10'x64" Tree...
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    I'm also right handed and have a very strong...

    I'm also right handed and have a very strong preference for head right. Head left for me just feels... Yuk. Weird. Discombobulated.

    BUT, it is true that you won't know 'til you try!
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    Put it in a 2-gallon bucket and soak it in...

    Put it in a 2-gallon bucket and soak it in Revivex Odor Eliminator (with recommended dilution, of course:rolleyes:)
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