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    It's actually more like 9 feet on the diagonal,...

    It's actually more like 9 feet on the diagonal, the mattress stops a foot and a half before the end of the cot. It's still short for a hammock, but not that short.



    I really want to make...
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    Are there modifications I can make to make it...

    Are there modifications I can make to make it more stable so it won't break?
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    Metal Army Cot -> Hammock Stand?

    I want to convert my metal army cot into a hammock stand. How can I do this without breaking the cot?

    Each corner is supported by a hollow pole (it's supported in 6 places total). I'm wondering if...
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    Scenic locations are nice, but I find that they...

    Scenic locations are nice, but I find that they come with a price of being unprotected from the elements. Trees make a really good wind shield.

    On the other hand, mosquitoes hate the wind.
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    But how much water do they actually use? ...

    But how much water do they actually use?

    Regardless it seems like if you *really* wanted to do something like this, you could just set up a black waterproof hammock in your backyard on a really...
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    Solution: Buy enough for your entire boy scouts...

    Solution: Buy enough for your entire boy scouts group and extended family.
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    Supporting him with smaller purchases like lights...

    Supporting him with smaller purchases like lights means that he will be able to expand his other gear selection - like new titanium. Which will eventually make us all go broke or die from envy, but...
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    Impossible to portage. Also: $250 for four...

    Impossible to portage.

    Also: $250 for four basic hammocks? I would imagine that they would give you a discount after spending more than $1000
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    Only in the middle of the day on really hot days....

    Only in the middle of the day on really hot days. But it tends to be colder where I am.
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    I normally just tie it up to the tree and hang my...

    I normally just tie it up to the tree and hang my wet clothes, solar panel, and hydration pack from it.
  11. Canada>Nova Scotia> Does anyone live here?

    I don't think I'm setting up my incubator UQ properly, and it would be good to get a second opinion.
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    Looks like fun!

    Looks like fun!
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    HG incubators are always so photogenic. ...

    HG incubators are always so photogenic. Especially the taupe ones.

    Have fun on your trip!
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    Yeah, tents are tougher. I'm always scared about...

    Yeah, tents are tougher. I'm always scared about cutting the branches though - I would end up sleeping over a spiky floor of sharp stakes, and if my webbing fails in the middle of the night, well, I...
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    That makes setup 10 times slower though!

    That makes setup 10 times slower though!
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    That sounds more like the water is flowing down...

    That sounds more like the water is flowing down the suspension. Do you have a drip line?
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    Does your main hammock have a built in bugnet? As...

    Does your main hammock have a built in bugnet? As long as that is taut, I couldn't care less what's happening on the otherside of it.
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    It's saggy, but it works for me. I attach it...

    It's saggy, but it works for me. I attach it directly to the webbing, which makes set up a cinch (I'm short, so it's sometimes difficult to get a normal tarp line high enough up on a tree). I can...
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    Do you have a hammock? If so, would you use it...

    Do you have a hammock? If so, would you use it near your underquilt?
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    I'm hiking in, so no car. I don't know if the...

    I'm hiking in, so no car. I don't know if the trees will be tall enough to do a horse hang.
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    Horses eating equipment?

    So I've been warned by other campers that the park I'm going to has some wild horses that like to "eat tents". I don't really know what this means, but I imagine it's not good for my hammock. I'm...
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    And you have the benefit of a tripwire to warn...

    And you have the benefit of a tripwire to warn you when they're making their move.
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    Ahhh, the kind of person who would rather have...

    Ahhh, the kind of person who would rather have their equipment smell like insect repellent than roasted marshmallows. Raised by bear country indeed.
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    Yeah, I'm always surprised when I see pictures of...

    Yeah, I'm always surprised when I see pictures of people doing it, I spend way too much on my gear to risk that, but I also can't imagine cooking away from shelter in a thunderstorm. Most stormy...
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    Even if you pull the sides down like this? ...

    Even if you pull the sides down like this?

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    Hanging in undergrowth?

    What do you do if the trees are dense? For instance: short dense conifers.

    What about undergrowth and bushes?

    What about raspberry bushes with thorns that might get caught on the...
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    Do you cook under your tarp?

    Are you worried about sparks? What type of tarp do you have?

    Would you consider using a wood stove near your tarp?
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    Benefits of a larger tarp?

    I've been using an asym tarp and am pretty happy with it. That being said, I don't deal with rain very often. I do, however, deal with extremely windy conditions, so a smaller tarp is easier to...
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    Cuben Fiber Camo Weights?

    "0.67 oz/sqyd Camoflage Cuben Fiber Fabric. This material is the same strength as 0.51 oz/sqyd except with a camo pattern laminated in."

    Are there other weights of cuben fiber available?
  31. Thread: Permethrin

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    What about Coleman's? ...

    What about Coleman's?

    It doesn't seem to say anything about Petroleum Distillates, so I assume I'll be safe?

    It's only 5% though, so I'm not sure if it will be effective. Thoughts?
  32. Thread: Permethrin

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    That link seems to be broken. Do you have...

    That link seems to be broken. Do you have another one?

    Are there any Canadians that use this? It seems to be really tough to find one here.
  33. Thread: Permethrin

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    Permethrin

    What concentration do you use?

    How often do you need to spray it on a hammock?

    What size of bottle would you recommend buying?
    Any brands in particular? I'm planning on buying it online,...
  34. Sock-Tarp Hybrid DIY Cutting Patterns?

    Has any progress been made on sock-tarp hybrids yet? I'm planning on making one out of CF this summer, so I'm trying to gather all the work that has been done in one place. Did I miss any posts?

    ...
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    I've done this. It is really heavy, but it's...

    I've done this. It is really heavy, but it's worth it if you are camping in one location for a long period (months) and have a lot of gear.

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    It's really easy to make, but you need a...
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    How tight is your suspension?

    I tied off 4 feet of my primary suspension on my incubator 0, and it still barely gets me down to 30F. I'm cold on my back, even though I didn't tighten the circumferential cinch cord at all. I...
  37. Try going to a hang to get veteran's advice...

    Try going to a hang to get veteran's advice before you give up.
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    What's the coldest you've gone?

    I know it's been a mild winter (at least in my region: 43F in Ontario), but I'm curious how many of you have weathered ice storms without freezing. What is the coldest you've gone, and, more...
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    As a fellow Canadian I understand your situation...

    As a fellow Canadian I understand your situation far too well. I generally buy things and ship them to Kinek in the states, and pick them up when a family member drives down. You may find these of...
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    http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en-CA&ie=UTF-8&sour...

    http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en-CA&ie=UTF-8&source=android-browser&q=lightning+site%3Ahammockforums.net&gfe_rd=cr&ei=fQ6VVIqgKouN8QfS-oCwCA
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    Yes, thanks for spreading the joy of the...

    Yes, thanks for spreading the joy of the holidays!

    Congrats GreyBear!
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    It's probably easier to just buy a table cloth...

    It's probably easier to just buy a table cloth hammock or make one out of other materials. I don't think there's any way to fix the rope hammocks, which is why, as you said, not very many people...
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    Look up Sgt Rock's posts. I think he managed...

    Look up Sgt Rock's posts. I think he managed to get a lighter set up. And google water monkeys lightest hammock set up
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    They finished mine! Thanks hammock gear!

    They finished mine! Thanks hammock gear!
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    Warbonnets also have better resell value of it...

    Warbonnets also have better resell value of it turns out to be the wrong thing. But I suppose you could always return an REI Hi.
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    I'm in. Thanks!

    I'm in. Thanks!
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    Is that a gathered end hammock? What underquilt...

    Is that a gathered end hammock? What underquilt did you get?
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    I heard that if you make it out of HyperD, it...

    I heard that if you make it out of HyperD, it becomes coal proof.
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    I was about to post this same question (yes, I...

    I was about to post this same question (yes, I know this is an old post). Pictures, anyone?

    My guess is that they're mostly used for bridge hammocks or DIY underquilts, is that correct? I'm...
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    You can't go wrong with buying a used one:...

    You can't go wrong with buying a used one: they're cheaper, and you can still always resell them.

    It's still available:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=103163
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