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    Pads are not one thing, they are many things....

    Pads are not one thing, they are many things. Possibly the most versatile piece of equipment in your back pack. Nearly indestructable, waterproof, insulate when wet, windproof, are a vapour barrier,...
  2. Maybe thisdiagram and table will help:133654

    Maybe thisdiagram and table will help:133654
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    I think the 83.3 % comesfrom earlyempirical...

    I think the 83.3 % comesfrom earlyempirical expressions using 10' hammocks (typical Hennessy) and a useful length (and easily remembered) was 100" for the ridge line (5/6 or 83.3) A good starting...
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    Here's another table, with trig formulae on the...

    Here's another table, with trig formulae on the side133079
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    Here's list of tension figures for different...

    Here's list of tension figures for different weightsof hanger, and different angles. Also a trig explaination at the side.133078
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    Sticky: I would suggest that the answer is more empirical...

    I would suggest that the answer is more empirical than mathematical. rule 1- hammock needs some sag to give a comfortable lie. rule 2 (probably came along later than 1) a hang angle of 30 deg is...
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    For those not aware of the trig functions...

    For those not aware of the trig functions involved, the attacheddiagram may be instructive

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    For a 30 deg angle, and a ridgeline of exactly 86% of hammock length, the ridge line will be...
  8. I should be able to make this one. where is it?

    I should be able to make this one. where is it?
  9. Thread: Glammocking

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    Most blinged hammock I've seen was Wawhiker'sin...

    Most blinged hammock I've seen was Wawhiker'sin the video of his winter hot tent (with hammock and titanium wood stove) ...
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    [QUOTE=goober;1329203]How would it be tight? ...

    [QUOTE=goober;1329203]How would it be tight? What I'm saying is that you give your hammock the maximum sag, which minimizes the curve.

    But, as you can see in the photographs of a hammock...
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    I also have a GTUL. I got it on sale, and it was...

    I also have a GTUL. I got it on sale, and it was so cheap I bought two. When I swapped out the suspension, I put the two together for a double layer hmamock which can easily locate a pad between the...
  12. Thread: Tarp Decision Help

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    As SCR states, the Kelty 12x12 is a great multi...

    As SCR states, the Kelty 12x12 is a great multi purpose tarp, except IMO for hiking. It weighs a ton. If you are hiking then either an asym or perhaps a Warbonnet edge will get you under 350grams for...
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    Any Asym design uses asingle width of cloth,...

    Any Asym design uses asingle width of cloth, usually 60". So the maximum width is going to be pretty much the same whatever you do. It seems to me that it would be really easy to not use the pull...
  14. http://www.thehammockforum.com/phorum/read.php?2,6...

    http://www.thehammockforum.com/phorum/read.php?2,64,64

    Standard on the hennessy hextarp

    Works really well IMO
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    This isn excellent video on making a hammocking...

    This isn excellent video on making a hammocking tarp from a plastic sheet and reinforced tape. Wellworth a view.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgCUc_aUnb0
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    This sounds like the mod grizzly Adams made for...

    This sounds like the mod grizzly Adams made for the Skeeter Beeter Pro

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?5045-Skeeter-Beater-Pro-with-internal-ridgeline&highlight=skeeter+internal...
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    Should be 3.05 and here's the link ...

    Should be 3.05 and here's the link

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgqbxZLV4RU
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    Asym fly 10 oz Hex fly 23 oz / If you are doing a...

    Asym fly 10 oz Hex fly 23 oz / If you are doing a section hike and need a lot of miles each day, use the asym. As others have said, properly oriented and staked down and close to the hammock...
  19. As others have written, Hennessyusesthe hammock...

    As others have written, Hennessyusesthe hammock suspension cords to suspend the tarp. The technique is shown in this video from the hennessy site:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfNIr4kvRO0

    I...
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    There are three stickies at the head of this...

    There are three stickies at the head of this forum - video sby Grizzly Adams(professor Hammock). Watch these and you will know everything you will ever need to know about hammock suspension. That's...
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    This is a video by the guy who makes the...

    This is a video by the guy who makes the Warbonnet. at 5.03 or so he explains ridgeline tautness. If it twangs like a guitar string, the hang angle is less than 20 degrees and should be changes to...
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    If you are just replacing the cords,you might...

    If you are just replacing the cords,you might consider 7/64 Amsteel blue, which many use for whoopie slings. It has a BS of 1400 lbs and is available at most marine stores (redding marine for one).
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    The HH suspension cords are a satisfactory,...

    The HH suspension cords are a satisfactory, simple system IMO. I usually setup initially with just a single lash through the straps and secure with a slippery half hitch. Then I can quickly and...
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    Griz also has a series of ytvideos on various...

    Griz also has a series of ytvideos on various suspension systems. view them and you will know almost all that is needed. They are stickies in the suspension thread.
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    @Norg Specifics in answer #1 and #7

    @Norg Specifics in answer #1 and #7
  26. Thread: Hammock width

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    The Grand Trunk Nano 7 is 48" wide (and 9' long)...

    The Grand Trunk Nano 7 is 48" wide (and 9' long) . taller users have expressed difficulty in getting a comfortable lay is such a small hammock. I have a GT UL which is 9'6" x 4'6" and I can just...
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    Not corrext. An asym tarp such as the Hennessy...

    Not corrext. An asym tarp such as the Hennessy assumes an assymetric lay by the sleeper, so that the head is covered at one end, and the feet at the other so each side is equally protected, just at...
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    When doing this, be sure to factor in the cost of...

    When doing this, be sure to factor in the cost of replacing or repairing the roof plus the possible cost of back surgery. A hammock stand is a much better idea, as suggested by others above.
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    Yes, the strength is severely compromised. Get...

    Yes, the strength is severely compromised. Get new polyester webbing straps (NOT NYLON).
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    Be really careful about this. Going from 30 deg...

    Be really careful about this. Going from 30 deg to 15 increases the strain on each suspension line by a factor or two. The OP plus partner weigh 500 lbs,so at 15 deg the stress on each line would be...
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    @Dakotaross - CCF pad $10 good for 70 deg down to...

    @Dakotaross - CCF pad $10 good for 70 deg down to low 30s; uninsulated air pad $25(or more) maybe good for 70-65 deg. The air pad weighs more also. QED
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    Not much difference in insulative value between...

    Not much difference in insulative value between the two types. CCF $10 vs. inflatable $50+ = no contest. I only use a roll mat, so cannot comment on the efficiency of the accordian type. However, the...
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    You put a pad in a hammock purely to provide...

    You put a pad in a hammock purely to provide insulation. Using an uninsulated air pad would be pointless.
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    Let me just make myself clear, the steel fence...

    Let me just make myself clear, the steel fence rail is for the horizontal rail above the hammock in a Turtle Dog stand. It takes the 1000 lb compression load. The tripods will each take 250lb (1/2 of...
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    Towing straps are almost always nylon which...

    Towing straps are almost always nylon which stretches. . You need Polyester (or polypropylene) straps which do not stretch.

    One other factor- when you adjust your whoopie slings, you compress...
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    for a 24' span,strapswill need to be 11-12 feet...

    for a 24' span,strapswill need to be 11-12 feet high. for a 30 degree hang. With 500 lb plus in the hammock, even at 30 degrees the horizontal force on the tree (or post) will be in excess of 500 lbs...
  37. Knot illustrated here...

    Knot illustrated here
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?8843-Video-A-Brief-Primer-on-Hammock-Suspension-Part-I-webbing

    Everything you need to know about webbnbg suspension.
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    Also recommend the Harbor Freight 1"x15' tie...

    Also recommend the Harbor Freight 1"x15' tie downs, on special now 4 pack for $10. 1300 lb breaking strain, orange polyester. Any 1" strap will work with Dutch Clips.
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    Did you look here? ...

    Did you look here?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?13116-VIDEO-HH-to-Whoopie-Conversion
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    Asym type is easiest to make, and is the lightest...

    Asym type is easiest to make, and is the lightest to give "adequate" coverage. Made from one piece of 5' wide fabric - nocentral seam. Light weight essential for adventure racers,not important for...
  41. Thread: Tarp material

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    Weigh it then check on HH site 70D is pu...

    Weigh it then check on HH site
    70D is pu coated,so one side smooth (coated) and other is natural cloth, Silnylon is th same both sides.
  42. Thread: Keeping it still

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    SEam sealer or caulk spots seem to work well in...

    SEam sealer or caulk spots seem to work well in preventing movement. Can your good lady not be persuaded to sew the SPE fpr you? I use a Walmart blue pad, cut in half to give a 3 ft torso pad which I...
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    Fine at home, but I hope you use tree huggers in...

    Fine at home, but I hope you use tree huggers in the woods.
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    Hennessy show some good ideas here...

    Hennessy show some good ideas here
    http://hennessyhammock.com/articles/hh_as_a_tent/
    For a ground cloth, use secondary glazing film (on sale for$6 at Walmart at the moment)

    I use a CCF pad...
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    This video is by Warbonnet Guy, who makes what...

    This video is by Warbonnet Guy, who makes what are probably the best you can buy. look at 4min 30 sec for the section on ridgeline tension.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWlM0pROnpU

    Very...
  46. Thread: Ultralight Hammock

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    UL hammock

    Suggest you look at Ernest Engman's Youtube channel. There are vids on his "ghost" hammock, plus really light suspension (less than 2 oz per side) . Also has a web site under the name Sgt Rock (no...
  47. Thread: Kelty Noah's 12

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    @Dark&Stormy -porch mode is essentiallu the same...

    @Dark&Stormy -porch mode is essentiallu the same as tent mode, except the corners on one side are propped up using your trekking poles.

    Tautline hitch - agree with all the above, plus, you can't...
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    I just signed up. Not been to a group hang since...

    I just signed up. Not been to a group hang since the first one (also at Charlemont). really looknig forward to it.
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    Ask Sgt Rock.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch-bqE7OQZw

    Interesting commentary plus v good tutorial.
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    As weight is not an issue, a Hennessy Hex or a...

    As weight is not an issue, a Hennessy Hex or a Kelty Noah 12x12 would work well.
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