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    I have a hammock made from pertex, much smoother...

    I have a hammock made from pertex, much smoother against the skin and packs tiny.
  2. Thread: bunk beds

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    Or if you use big trees you can get away with...

    Or if you use big trees you can get away with both hammocks as long as the suspension is coming off the sides of the trees rather than centred.
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    I too used to own a frontline. I found their...

    I too used to own a frontline. I found their stock suspension terrible (and also stretchy). I'd recommend putting a ridgeline in (about 2 1/2 m), then vary to taste) to begin with to allow you more...
  4. Oh no I wouldn't start drilling without checking...

    Oh no I wouldn't start drilling without checking it's okay first! But thanks everyone for the advice, weighing up the options now - had no idea where I could get a reasonably priced stand here in...
  5. A stand is a possibility, I may have access to...

    A stand is a possibility, I may have access to some cheap lumber in the next month, however there is a certain allure of a stand-free setup. I've yet to take a measuring tape to the space and crunch...
  6. Hanging from ceiling beams.. in a rented flat?

    Would you risk it?

    I'm just about to move into a new flat and I would love to be able to hang inside. I've attached a picture that shows the beams. The building is from the first half of the 19th...
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    Bikepacking with a hammock?

    Hey guys, thinking of upgrading my feet to wheels and wanted to know if anyone here bikepacks? I'd love to see some pics and also to know if its changed your hang setup or gear selection compared to...
  8. Hey guys, just ordered a RR, not arrived yet but...

    Hey guys, just ordered a RR, not arrived yet but super excited.

    Planning on using it with a ccf pad as my uq has given up the ghost and has been relegated to summer camping only. Going to swap...
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    EU hammock stand solutions?

    Hey guys,

    I'm living in Spain just now and my partner and I have just gotten our own place, and I need to put a hammock up in the living room. Under the AC. Yes.

    But I can't find anywhere that...
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    Lightweight netted hammocks?

    As summer rolls round again I find myself having to come up against mosquitos again! My no-net DIY rig is starting to show wear (and more than a few burn holes) so my previous idea of making my own...
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    Possible double use for tree straps?

    Could I use my 1/2" webbing as a makeshift compression strap for my rucksack? I use a variety of stuffsacks to loose pack my rucksack, but because the backpack itself is pretty light on compression...
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    Four point hammock?

    My friend would like me to help him make a large wide hammock with a suspension point at each corner to be used socially in the park with two or more people. He's a strange fellow.

    Anyway, any...
  13. A poncho tarp, multi use in conjunction with a tarp

    There has been some talk on poncho tarps and their merits recently. I think a lot of the debate has come from whether or not it's effective or not as your sole means of cover, things like what...
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    What kind of size/volume is the packed rucksack?...

    What kind of size/volume is the packed rucksack? IMO a less bulky bag in terms of dimensions is a big selling point for ul. I would love to be able to fit everything I need in a shoulder bag!

    I'm...
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    No harm in trying it out! As an alternative why...

    No harm in trying it out! As an alternative why not pick up a couple of nano biners or Dutch biners to hang your gear from your suspension?

    As for the 2 is 1 mantra, I apply for the essentials (2...
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    Very cool. A few questions tho: i see no fak or...

    Very cool. A few questions tho: i see no fak or basic 'survival' equipment (compass, etc); no knife as well?; and no bugnet? No problems with that? This year I slept right up into may with no net but...
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    I've set up a couple of times in the city park....

    I've set up a couple of times in the city park. Always trumps sitting on the ground or on those awful park benches. . I think I'd feel a bit self concious setting up in a busy urban-urban area. A...
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    Thus very cool. Dis you remove anything from the...

    Thus very cool. Dis you remove anything from the width of the bag? Most TQs seem narrower than an open bag. Makes me want to try something like this with my sleeping bag. Do you think it would work...
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    I use two segments of, I believe, Hawthorne, i...

    I use two segments of, I believe, Hawthorne, i collected last spring. One piece is 3" and the other 2.5".

    For indoor hangs I use spoons :D
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    As to using your full length hammock, couldn't...

    As to using your full length hammock, couldn't you tie it off in the middle and hang it there?
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    I know I've seen some really wide nylon out...

    I know I've seen some really wide nylon out there. I remember seeing some at 100 or 120", and almost see thru white. It may have been on extremetextil, or one of the uk fabric sites
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    Oh no I have a great diy synthetic hammock for...

    Oh no I have a great diy synthetic hammock for hanging in the woods and im saving for another..

    Experimental is good I guess. I'm not going to bother sewing anything on it, I'll just whip the ends...
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    Perfect. I don't have much length to work with so...

    Perfect. I don't have much length to work with so the width of that appeals. I'm about 160 so no worries there
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    Will this stuff be okay?

    Could someone reassure me this stuff will work okay for an indoor fabric? 228cm/90" width. I'm thinking of using it for a double layered gathered end.
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    DIY 'stocky' indoor hammock?

    Hello chaps,

    Who has had experience with wide and relatively short hammocks?

    I've just moved into a new apartment and the room is small, Im keen to get rid of the bed altogether to free up some...
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    Ideally I'll string the hammock, and then using...

    Ideally I'll string the hammock, and then using the hammocks ridgeline as a guide I'll put my tarp line (continuous) parallel with that, at head height if it's calm or right over the hammocks line if...
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    How small does the single pack? I can get my...

    How small does the single pack? I can get my hammock and suspension down to 1.5l (or rather, half fill a 3l drybag)
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    I use one of these here in Spain. I've had maybe...

    I use one of these here in Spain. I've had maybe 12 nights under it altogether, including some horrendous thunder storms. Coverage on the 'weak' asym sides is minimal but with a close pitch it works...
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    Im about 150-160 I think. I didn't feel any more...

    Im about 150-160 I think. I didn't feel any more squeeze from my single layer pertex (not sure of the weave weight but it's 11ft by 65" and weighs about 10oz) and my friends dd hammock ( double...
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    Dang, 20oz is good. I've just read the thread...

    Dang, 20oz is good. I've just read the thread about Mosquitos, I had assumed a double layer was necessary. Maybe a 1.1oz single is the best bet!

    Thanks for the help guys
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    No no that would be great. Atm I'm using a single...

    No no that would be great. Atm I'm using a single layer 11ft pertex hammock, but I have no bugnet. I'm thinking either to make a wrap around bug net or perhaps (as it doesn't take much to persuade...
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    Blackbird weights

    Hello folks,

    Can anyone help me out? I'm looking for the weights of the 1.0 double and 1.1 double without any suspension, without the ridgeline and without the bishop sack.

    Also, is there any...
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    I had a complete tear of a ligament in my knee...

    I had a complete tear of a ligament in my knee whilst out on a day hike. The 3km or so took me maybe 5 hours to hobble out (extremely painful, I had to lock my leg to put weight on it, any pressure...
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    I could see the merits of a spliced tarp line,...

    I could see the merits of a spliced tarp line, maybe not amsteel, if you really dislike knots.

    Imagine a long cord, with a fixed eye on either end and a prussic knot on the line. You put one end...
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    If I'm out for more than 1 night Ive started...

    If I'm out for more than 1 night Ive started leaving my uq attached to my hammock and packing them together in the same sack. Usually I'll pack my uq into my sleeping bags stuffsack. It gets a bit...
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    If i need end coverage I'll my tarp and silnylon...

    If i need end coverage I'll my tarp and silnylon poncho. The poncho can easily be rigged over one end. From experience that's enough, I've never needed both ends covered.

    With larger tarps (12x12)...
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    I like bushcraft forums, both BcUK and BcUSA,...

    I like bushcraft forums, both BcUK and BcUSA, lots of useful info foe my style of camping.
  38. A structural ridgeline will give you some leeway...

    A structural ridgeline will give you some leeway when setting up, it means even if the angles aren't perfect you'll still have the right sag in the hammock
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    No need to buy toggles, either! Use trail sticks,...

    No need to buy toggles, either! Use trail sticks, or anything else you have to hand.
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    He sure looks height to me

    He sure looks height to me
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    Same, I just cut 6ft lengths from my webbing when...

    Same, I just cut 6ft lengths from my webbing when I switched to whoopies.
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    Your comfortable minimum coverage?

    Hey guys,

    Wondering how you guys get on with minimal tarp cover? How small do you go?

    I just weathered my first mediterranian summer storm. Because it's mild and generally doesn't rain much...
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    Well I never camp in busy areas, I aim for...

    Well I never camp in busy areas, I aim for wilderness solitude. I tent to leave it up, if the weather is foul I might furl it into it's drybag and clip it out of the way on it's ridgeline to give me...
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    I've found a local source of pu coated ripstop...

    I've found a local source of pu coated ripstop (1.9oz roughly) at 4eu a meter, so im going to order a couple lengths, if it sleeps better than my diy I'll go for it!

    Not sure if I can afford...
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    Ah that sounds sweet! I can definitely see the...

    Ah that sounds sweet!

    I can definitely see the benefits of using dyneema for the fabric, I certainly wasn't suggesting petrex as a suitable choice. Im having trouble sourcing dyneema within the...
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    Hey Dutch, I've been thinking about your...

    Hey Dutch,

    I've been thinking about your design a lot today, I looked back over the older threads and love how you refined it. I'm considering making my own, a simplified version. I have a few...
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    Great gear and nice folks to deal with. I kept my...

    Great gear and nice folks to deal with. I kept my
    Dd frontline for 6 months before trading it out and going diy. It's a well put together hammock! I still have the dd tarp, I've beaten the hell out...
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    My DIY is 11.5ft long. Way comfy IMO.

    My DIY is 11.5ft long. Way comfy IMO.
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    I can't get a comfortable lay on my stomach,...

    I can't get a comfortable lay on my stomach, whichever arm I put up over my shoulder ends up dead and I have to turn back onto my side or back
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    I wouldn't worry about a single rap - I've hung...

    I wouldn't worry about a single rap - I've hung between a tree and a lamp post on single raps, as long as you cinch it tight by pulling on the suspension before you try the hammock out you should be...
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