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    I'll probably sell it, but if I'm going to fiddle...

    I'll probably sell it, but if I'm going to fiddle with a zipper, I'll just go back to my DIY or my Hennessy Expedition.
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    It's awfully disappointing that the bugnet...

    It's awfully disappointing that the bugnet doesn't function mechanically, but permethrin would be an obvious solution if I didn't have other hammock options. Because I work in extremely humid areas,...
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    No permethrin. I'm a biologist who who works...

    No permethrin. I'm a biologist who who works with amphibians and fish, so I avoid chemical repellents if at all possible. I would rather abandon the "fronkey style" bugnet and go back to the heavy...
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    Nano-buginator performance issues

    I have hammocked in some of the buggiest places in the world, and I have almost always used DL hammocks with an integrated bugnet. Over the last several years, my go-to has been a DIY 1.9 DL with a...
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    I have 4 hammocks - 2 with integrated/zippered...

    I have 4 hammocks - 2 with integrated/zippered bugnets and two with separate nets (ENO and BIAS nano buginator). Both approaches work just fine but have slightly different benefits. Integrated nets...
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    What color is the Hudson River quilt?

    What color is the Hudson River quilt?
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    It works but it is my least favorite bugnet. ...

    It works but it is my least favorite bugnet. Heavy, awkward, and bulky. It also drags the ground and catches on vegetation beneath the hammock
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    For gathered-end hammocks, there seems to be a...

    For gathered-end hammocks, there seems to be a maximum usable width for a given length. The longer the hammock, the wider the body fabric can be before getting useless floppy edges. I've never...
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    The middle seam on the tadpole is 132". The raw...

    The middle seam on the tadpole is 132". The raw fabric length of the hammock before channeling and whipping was 128 in., so it's effectively an 11-footer.
  10. Thread: Why camo?

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    Perfect. I'm using this as my answer too.

    Perfect. I'm using this as my answer too.
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    I second the notion of dialing in the SRL length...

    I second the notion of dialing in the SRL length first using an adjustable SRL. You don't have to swap it out (I never did) but just be careful it doesn't creep on you and become longer than the...
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    No, a structural ridge line should maintain its...

    No, a structural ridge line should maintain its length as long as the suspension angle is in between 0 deg (level) and 45 deg (droopy). 30 degrees is the recommended hang angle because its a nice...
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    My Camo Tadpole with Pole Mod

    My first three hangs of my new tadpole were in torrential rainstorms, so I haven't been able to take photos until recently. Other than a single ridge seam leak (easily fixed with DIY sealer), I've...
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    I'm pretty sure it was the 54" no-see-um mesh...

    I'm pretty sure it was the 54" no-see-um mesh that Quest Outfitters carries. I ordered enough to make two hammocks but you will need at least the length of your ridgeline + 12".
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    I think that I weighted the hammock with a large...

    I think that I weighted the hammock with a large stuffed duffle bag and some pillows to simulate someone laying in it, but it didn't really change the shape of the hammock edges or ridgeline.
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    Well, I can tell you how I did my integrated...

    Well, I can tell you how I did my integrated zip-off bugnet on my DIY, and it worked out great. First, I sewed the zipper to the hammock body edge, keeping it zippered. Second, I dialed in my...
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    I built my hammock with asym pullouts that...

    I built my hammock with asym pullouts that necessitate a head-left/feet-right lay. This gives me more shoulder and elbow room for my dominant right arm while I'm holding a book, etc. I also mostly...
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    I've hung a couple times in the Lower Keys and...

    I've hung a couple times in the Lower Keys and have always found it to be very frustrating to do cheaply and legally. The few major campgrounds are all large and crowded and cater heavily to RVs. ...
  19. Thread: New Tadpole

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    I had a CRL underneath initially but repitched it...

    I had a CRL underneath initially but repitched it with it above the fly once I noticed the dripping. It helped with dripping near the ends but a drip point remained in the middle for the duration of...
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    I try hard not to fall asleep in my hammock...

    I try hard not to fall asleep in my hammock sober, so I've become quite efficient at urinating out the side out of necessity. I just push my sleeping bag down around my thighs, unzip about 12" of...
  21. Thread: New Tadpole

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    My brand new camo Tadpole is currently pitched in...

    My brand new camo Tadpole is currently pitched in my yard in a sustained rain and it has developed a drip leak along the center seam. So, another vote for seam sealing here.
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    It sounds like your inside layer is slightly...

    It sounds like your inside layer is slightly narrower than the outside layer. This could be due to sewing or whipping. I have not experienced any slipping/sliding problems with my DIY DL (72" wide...
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    Thanks for the responses guys. I do most of my...

    Thanks for the responses guys.

    I do most of my long-term hammocking in tropical rainforest where theft isn't a concern. However, I've found that after a week, my tarp is pretty well coated in...
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    What to do with hammock during the day?

    Hello hammockers. I've searched for discussions regarding this topic, but I've not come across anything. So...

    When hanging in one spot for lengthy intervals, do you tend to pack up your hammock...
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    Good job! Looks like you did it right.

    Good job! Looks like you did it right.
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    Very very nice! Does the zipper operate ok...

    Very very nice! Does the zipper operate ok around the bend at the tie-outs?
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    I know Hennessy has improved their tarp design...

    I know Hennessy has improved their tarp design since I bought my Exped but my stock asym fly hasn't performed well for me under intense conditions. After a lot of use in heavy showers, it stretched...
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    I had great results on my ENO by running a single...

    I had great results on my ENO by running a single length of 1/8" Amsteel through the end channel TWICE, leaving enough to splice the ends together and create an open-sided loop. Next, I pinched the...
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    1/8" it is!

    1/8" it is!
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    Thanks, I believe my total material costs were...

    Thanks, I believe my total material costs were ~$50. Time invested is another story...



    Yep, from Quest Outfitters. I also got my zippers, shock cord, tie-outs, etc. from them.
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    Many, many thanks guys. This was my first real...

    Many, many thanks guys. This was my first real sewing project so don't look too closely (plenty of screw ups, seam ripping, and wavy stitch lines) although I couldn't have done it without all of...
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    Another first DIY hammock (pics)

    I thought you guys might enjoy seeing the results of a using 72"(!) wide 1.9 oz ripstop (Ebay, 3.50 per yard) to create a double layer HHDJ style but with gathered ends. I ended up copying 2QZQ's...
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    I just watched some video reviews of the WBBB and...

    I just watched some video reviews of the WBBB and I see what you mean. I wasn't aware that the footbox side of the WBBB was that much tighter and higher than the zippered side, but it makes sense...
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    I've never seen a WBBB in person but my...

    I've never seen a WBBB in person but my impression was that the shelf doesn't affect the lay (unless loaded with a 12-pack of beer). I was also thinking that with two footboxes, it would be roomy...
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    My apologies if I've made things unclear, but...

    My apologies if I've made things unclear, but both footboxes would be on the same END (the foot end), but on opposite sides. The zipper would only run across one side of the triangular foot box, the...
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    My thinking is that the two footboxes would be on...

    My thinking is that the two footboxes would be on opposite sides of the hammock, so the two sides would end up having the same length pre-whipping and the reinforced seams of both footboxes would...
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    I just made 4" loop with about a 6" bury in the...

    I just made 4" loop with about a 6" bury in the neck according Gqgeek's specs and it looks to be incredibly strong due to the fact that the amsteel is doubled all the way through the loop and back...
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    Has anyone ever tried a double footbox (on both...

    Has anyone ever tried a double footbox (on both the L and R side)? It seems if you reinforced the top edge with a grossgrain binding or a big sturdy zipper, the seams would be able to take the...
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    I thought you guys might appreciate it, goofy as...

    I thought you guys might appreciate it, goofy as it is. Although the dog (Miles) can exit the hammock just fine, he's still apprehensive about getting into it and needs to have it held steady until...
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    My first DIY hammock is for the dog

    My first foray into thread injecting/DIY gear was a quicky gathered-end hammock I made out of 3 yards of heavy nylon for my girlfriend's yellow lab. He goes camping with us enough that I thought he...
  41. 1. I have friends that are 6'3 and 6'5 and they...

    1. I have friends that are 6'3 and 6'5 and they sleep in the Expedition with no complaints. However, they are both of a "bean pole" build and so probably don't experience as much shoulder pinch as...
  42. Thread: Tarp Tautness

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    Over time and use, my stock HH Asym tarp...

    Over time and use, my stock HH Asym tarp stretched inside the frame of the hem so it sagged no matter what I did. It finally got to the point that it would actually catch and hold water, so I'd have...
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    I wanted to be able to detach my whoopies so I...

    I wanted to be able to detach my whoopies so I tied a 12" continuous utility loop (7/64" Amsteel) to the hammock in basically the same way you would attach the fixed loop of thw whoopie. Combined...
  44. Congrats on the conversion! I just finished...

    Congrats on the conversion! I just finished converting my Exped Asym over myself. One tip I can offer to those who want to be able to easily detach their whoopies is to attach a continuous...
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