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  1. chapinb, I see you are from NY. Might I introduce...

    chapinb, I see you are from NY. Might I introduce you to one of the trees in the Pacific NorthWest.

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    Hereís a little brother:
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    Of course water repeatedly dripping on a rock will...
  2. Some people's winters are just considered summer...

    Some people's winters are just considered summer in Minnesota. If people in Seattle were around during the Big Flood (I mean that BIG one we read about in church), theyíd probably think it was...
  3. Ike_mouser, Welcome to the forum. If you are...

    Ike_mouser, Welcome to the forum. If you are talking about guylines rather than ridgelines, the smaller stuff (LashIt, etc.) is usually pretty slippery. That’s why many use some kind of hardware...
  4. Folded lengthwise makes it stiffer. Shug for the...

    Folded lengthwise makes it stiffer. Shug for the Win :thumbup:
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    AmberG - I find the shorter UQ less fussy too....

    AmberG - I find the shorter UQ less fussy too. With a diagonal lie, my feet/hammock usually ride UNDER the UQ suspension bungee. With a full length UQ, your diagonal lie might be pushing out on the...
  6. There are skins that go over a hammock but I’m...

    There are skins that go over a hammock but I’m guessing most people just use a double ended stuff sack for the hammock and the suspension is stored separately. That’s part of the “keep the wet things...
  7. You could use some duct tape to make a small...

    You could use some duct tape to make a small pocket on the pad in the middle of one end. Then put a yard stick in the pocket and use it to push the pad into the RR. When you make the pocket, make...
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    A great philosopher, Clint Eastwood, once said,...

    A great philosopher, Clint Eastwood, once said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” That’s not only what he can do, but also what he can (or cannot) swap out.
    Or as it said in the Good Book,...
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    AmberG - it’s difficult to see how well your UQ...

    AmberG - it’s difficult to see how well your UQ is “sealed” while you are in the hammock and for that reason I use a UQP. it doesn’t take away the responsibility to endeavor for a good UQ seal, but...
  10. knots are definitely useful. ‘Twere it me, I’d...

    knots are definitely useful. ‘Twere it me, I’d learn to do what I needed to do with knots, THEN move on to hardware if it saved significant hassle.
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    FS: Does it have a hood?

    Does it have a hood?
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    I set up broadside to the wind, thinking would...

    I set up broadside to the wind, thinking would give me the most protection. It just resulted in the tarp being push into the hammock and water dropping into my shoes. The next day I set up parallel...
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    After this weekend you’ll know if that...

    After this weekend you’ll know if that Scandinavian is worth the investment for a specialty (extra cold) environment. But living in Scandinavian and having a Scandinavian Wookie would be a sweet...
  14. If you have a sleeping bag, you can use that as a...

    If you have a sleeping bag, you can use that as a top quilt to start. Just open it up a bit and use it like a blanket. You may have a difficult time rigging an underquilt to a cot. Not only will the...
  15. Unless you are in your hammock neek'd, you’ll...

    Unless you are in your hammock neek'd, you’ll have the hammock layer plus whatever clothes you have on. So already more than one layer.

    If you want a little bug security, you can use a HUG net. It...
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    Sticky: Many put the bottle in something like a felt bag...

    Many put the bottle in something like a felt bag so they don’t burn their skin with direct content against the bottle’s side. The top closure is a challenge because some are slightly distorted by the...
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    Moderator - please remove - this is a duplicate.

    Moderator - please remove - this is a duplicate.
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    >but being in a hammock it was more humorous than...

    >but being in a hammock it was more humorous than a real problem.

    As long as your shoes are off the ground :)
  19. Not bad - you are making progress :) Yes, the...

    Not bad - you are making progress :) Yes, the tarp is a little high but so what. If you anticipated raining/windy weather it would be more of an issue. Note that the ridgeline doesnít have to be...
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    brady1, I didn’t see the brand/size of hammock...

    brady1, I didn’t see the brand/size of hammock you are using or your height. Those might have something to do with it. I’m on the short size and an 11 ft hammock is enormous for me. I have hastily...
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    Cliffy, I use a UQP (underquilt protector) all...

    Cliffy, I use a UQP (underquilt protector) all the time because it makes the UQ adjusment less critical. You canít ignore it completely, but itís difficult to see how the setting is while you are...
  22. I understand about worrying that the skins will...

    I understand about worrying that the skins will side off the suspension line. That would be very improbable. But you could biner the narrow end of the skin to the tarp when it’s covering it, then...
  23. I bought two of your 1st edition ultimate hang so...

    I bought two of your 1st edition ultimate hang so I’d have one to loan out. Then I bought the second edition. It's fine - just not as “field friendly”. Looks like this latest will fill that gap. I’m...
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    That looks so sweet. However, I immediately...

    That looks so sweet. However, I immediately wondered what it would look like if there were a heavy rain. Looks like there are some good trees a little up on the slope. Of course my experience “on the...
  25. You don’t have to connect the skins to the tarp....

    You don’t have to connect the skins to the tarp. They slide on over the prusiks and tarp and slide off onto the suspension line between the trees. Many people slide the skins over the tarp, then...
  26. Too bad you donít live locally because there is a...

    Too bad you donít live locally because there is a lot to discuss. The point of the mesh skins is not to allow the tarp to dry, there is very little surface area exposed. The point of the mesh skins...
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    I started out putting split rings on all the...

    I started out putting split rings on all the D-rings and figure-9’s on those split rings - keeping the guylines separate in a ziplock bag (all in one bag, not separate). But that was a lot of weight...
  28. You only need 13 ft if you want whatever doors...

    You only need 13 ft if you want whatever doors you have to close completely. Iíd go for that in the winter - but Iíd probably also pick a tarp that had bigger doors. In milder seasons, you could get...
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    If this is at home, and you are considering DIY,...

    If this is at home, and you are considering DIY, do look at the Turtle Dog stand and it’s variations two. The advantage is - no anchor requirements. And the tripods can be made of wood and might be...
  30. Yes - a cot, like a hammock, looses heat from...

    Yes - a cot, like a hammock, looses heat from breezes flowing underneath. So unless the cot has a substantial pad itself , youíll want to use a pad with it. I have something called a Cot-Tent. It...
  31. +1 on the hammock pop-up idea :thumbup1:

    +1 on the hammock pop-up idea :thumbup1:
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    I find my body gets cold as it’s incentive for me...

    I find my body gets cold as it’s incentive for me to get up. Hat off to you for going back outside. I KNOW how difficult that can be. The phrase in skydiving is, “Why jump out of a perfectly good...
  33. As with oldbiker, Iíve been moving from daisy...

    As with oldbiker, Iíve been moving from daisy chain back to webbing. The daisy chain usually gives you around a 3-5 inch step. I carry an Amsteel loop I can double and put on the chain that gives me...
  34. It looks like the original owner put the rings...

    It looks like the original owner put the rings there so different suspension systems could be easily switched out. You can use whoopie slings, you can use daisy chain, you can use webbing, you can...
  35. Yeah - pictures would help - both of the ends of...

    Yeah - pictures would help - both of the ends of your hammock and tarp. It’s not clear to me where the rings are. Again, consider the tarp completely separate from the hammock. Put it in another room...
  36. assquatch20, welcome to the forum and wonderful...

    assquatch20, welcome to the forum and wonderful world of hammock camping. You have a good beginner setup. Though you may want to change things out after a season or two, there is plenty to learn from...
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    Also, sometimes email ends up in a Junk/Spam...

    Also, sometimes email ends up in a Junk/Spam folder or is filtered out in some other way. Not knowing your email “app” - can’t say more than check those areas.
  38. There’s a lot of things that drop from the sky...

    There’s a lot of things that drop from the sky besides rain. And a Full Moon can be brighter than a streetlight beaming directly in your eyes. As a minimum, I’d at least string up the ridgelines. The...
  39. Mathias, welcome to the forum. Though a bug net...

    Mathias, welcome to the forum. Though a bug net hammock - a hammock that has a bug net built in - is handy, uou can also buy just a separate net. Also, when you say “new” hammock, that could mean you...
  40. Rhody - looked good except, you know, tarp was a...

    Rhody - looked good except, you know, tarp was a little high for the weather. I didn’t see if you had a UQP (under quilt protector) or not, but they are useful in those types of conditions. On the...
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    MikJW, apologies if it has already been...

    MikJW, apologies if it has already been mentioned/tried, but you might try using a small pillow/pad under one knee. I use a small REI camping pillow - not all the time - when I want to change things...
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    gunner76, because the RR likes a 13 ft distance...

    gunner76, because the RR likes a 13 ft distance between apex connectors, I made an Amsteel 13 ft structural ridgeline for it - it’s above the bug net. So I just have to clip one end, then pull the RR...
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    First - no problem looking like a bank robber, as...

    First - no problem looking like a bank robber, as long as you don’t act like a bank robber. These days, when in crowds, we all look like bank robbers.

    I keep my nose warm by pulling my light/silk...
  44. Sheeesh - I decide to have lunch first and Shug...

    Sheeesh - I decide to have lunch first and Shug and Countrybois have had all the fun :)

    On hammock ridgeline tension - The ridgelineís job is to give you the same sag, even if your hang angle is...
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    Just in case a boater is reading this thread,...

    Just in case a boater is reading this thread, when kayak camping I use a compression sack that has eVent (Gore-Tex competitor) fabric on one end. As that fabric is breathable, it lets me squish the...
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    Don’t you only need TWO top rails so you have two...

    Don’t you only need TWO top rails so you have two swaged ends and they go into a center piece? Even though the pressure is toward the center, I’d feel more secure of those pieces were somewhat...
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    skytow, there are accessories like an underquilt...

    skytow, there are accessories like an underquilt protector (UQP) that ride up on the hammock sides a bit give additional blockage to wind robbing heat. But in your case, it’s that “cold spot” that...
  48. thecacoon - also know that there are two types of...

    thecacoon - also know that there are two types of seam sealers. One is formulated for SilPoly, the other is formulated for SilNylon. So you can’t just grab a package that says “Seam Sealer”; you have...
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    I picked most my Amsteel splicing gear up at...

    I picked most my Amsteel splicing gear up at Joanne’s - but I did buy a set of “pullers” from Dutchware. It was sort of a luxury item because I had already done most of my learning/projects with...
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    Just Bill - Please be sure to the the forum...

    Just Bill - Please be sure to the the forum members know when you have a new model in your selections.
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