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    If it's windy enough, at some point something has...

    If it's windy enough, at some point something has to give... that is, rip or break. So in the end none of our lightweight tarps and cords/stakes are going to stand up to hurricane force winds. It...
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    For lineloc loosening, throw in a slipped half...

    For lineloc loosening, throw in a slipped half hitch just below the plastic buckle or even a slipped overhand, then tug it back to snug it.

    For stakes, leave a little slack in the guy line and...
  3. Another good 'un, Rhody Seth! So jealous of...

    Another good 'un, Rhody Seth!

    So jealous of your flowing water! Man, you sure had a lot of toads up there.
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    I've slept only 4-5 nights in a bridge, which was...

    I've slept only 4-5 nights in a bridge, which was a Towns End prototype, but a couple of times used the Z-lite CCF mat and it was surprisingly comfortable and totally warm down to about 45F, if I...
  5. Thread: Strap length

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    Two 10' straps (Kevlar or Myerstech hybrid)...

    Two 10' straps (Kevlar or Myerstech hybrid) suffice for me 99% of the time here in the NE. I also have a 3' Amsteel dogbone that covers the other 1%.

    For other parts of the country I consult the...
  6. FS: Bumpity bump!

    Bumpity bump!
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    Good point. I have some hammocks (Half Wit and...

    Good point. I have some hammocks (Half Wit and Chameleon) with Zing-it SRLs and am a bit more careful with them because of the 400lb break strength, which is not hard to exceed with dynamic loading...
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    I concur with the above wrt structural ridgeline...

    I concur with the above wrt structural ridgeline tension.

    Mine almost always end up a little — and sometimes a lot — tighter than what is frequently suggested for passing the "ideal" SRL twist...
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    Not a bad idea. If you use enough wraps in the...

    Not a bad idea. If you use enough wraps in the whip it won't, or will resist, sliding around the curved portions.
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    As @alt.thomas mentions, some sort of paint or...

    As @alt.thomas mentions, some sort of paint or tool dip is a common solution. I suppose you could tie on some cords but obviously having no closed orifice in the stake structure would lead to them...
  11. FS: Sunday mornin' bump!

    Sunday mornin' bump!
  12. FS: Morning bump!

    Morning bump!
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    Yesterday and last night I tried the...

    Yesterday and last night I tried the quilts/hammock all-in-one method discussed above and I must say I'm not a fan.

    My usual practice of stuffing the quilts in the bottom of the pack is quick, and...
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    I use it (slipped buntline) for tying my...

    I use it (slipped buntline) for tying my suspension webbing to the tree, so yes it can handle quite a load.
  15. FS: Bump. Price lowered to $175.

    Bump. Price lowered to $175.
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    Bowline is not a constrictor. :) OP might add...

    Bowline is not a constrictor. :)

    OP might add to the list slipped buntline hitch which is a constrictor but also super easy to tie and release.


    https://youtu.be/0Y7gQQRvVns
  17. FS: Waymark EVLV 35 liter EPX frameless pack, shoulder pocket, 1" hip belt

    I bought this Waymark EVLV 35L just a few months ago and it has been on only 3-4 overnight trips. It is in spotless condition with no rips, tears, dirt, abrasion, etc. Includes a shoulder pocket and...
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    I'm not into hardware but the Birch Buckle...

    I'm not into hardware but the Birch Buckle is a really simple and elegant design.
  19. Looks great! Blends in nicely with the landscape.

    Looks great! Blends in nicely with the landscape.
  20. I'm 5'8" and in warmer weather (>40F) I've used...

    I'm 5'8" and in warmer weather (>40F) I've used quilts as short as 45" (Te-Wa... remember those?) and have been comfortable. But I'm good with anything from 55" to 65", and on the diagonal with the...
  21. Those are some pretty heavy straps....

    Those are some pretty heavy straps. [/COLOR]:laugh: (maybe check the weight on those?)

    And welcome to HF from downstate New York! :)
  22. That's tough. If you can survive an experience...

    That's tough. If you can survive an experience like that and still want more, you're doing something right! Glad you had the air mat.
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    That does sound like a fun trip! Good excuse!!...

    That does sound like a fun trip! Good excuse!! :laugh:

    Thanks, and I figured there's not a lot of mystery around suspension storage. The only thing that would worry me is evergreen sap, which I...
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    Lol good name for it! :laugh:

    Lol good name for it! :laugh:
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    "A place for everything" in action! :cool: As...

    "A place for everything" in action! :cool:

    As I'm sure you do, right before departing I also like to take a quick but thorough look around camp to make sure I haven't missed anything.
  26. What a beautiful area, and you still have snow!...

    What a beautiful area, and you still have snow! Looks like a very hammock-friendly environment.

    Very impressed with the fish... delicious I'm sure. :cool:

    Glad your injury wasn't trip ending. I...
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    I'm going to check the gear bins because I know I...

    I'm going to check the gear bins because I know I have an extra smallish stuff sack for this purpose. In the interim I could use the bishop bag that's already attached. I keep the stakes with the...
  28. Definitely, when doing anything more than a 1- or...

    Definitely, when doing anything more than a 1- or 2-nighter with easy bailout where failure is not an option, something in the 1.6-1.7osy range would be my choice.

    How did you deal with the 1.2...
  29. I hope your mod works out well for you. If you're...

    I hope your mod works out well for you. If you're car camping and encounter milder temperatures it should work out fine.

    Your description of intended addition of side and end channels (with 1/8"...
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    So if we conclude that suspension webbing storage...

    So if we conclude that suspension webbing storage is the only remaining issue, maybe incorporate a small DCF or nylon bag, one end of which is attached to one of the the hammock CLs, with a cord lock...
  31. My DH Darien made of MTN 1.2 with 2x 9' Kevlar...

    My DH Darien made of MTN 1.2 with 2x 9' Kevlar straps in its bishop bag weighs 14.8oz.

    Related discussion here.

    Of course you can go with the extremely light Cloud .71, Monolite, etc, but I...
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    Glad to hear it has been working for you. How do...

    Glad to hear it has been working for you. How do you handle the suspension webbing? I could see just stuffing it into a ziploc. How about when conditions are really wet? Maybe not as much of a...
  33. Thread: Hi.. again!

    by cmoulder
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    Welcome back! Lotsa great hiking in ME, NH and VT.

    Welcome back! Lotsa great hiking in ME, NH and VT.
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    Yo Dirtbag wish I coulda joined you! :laugh: I...

    Yo Dirtbag wish I coulda joined you! :laugh:

    I don't know if my ankle would've held up for 21 miles, though... BUT, gotta find out some time!

    Good breakdown of your kit. :thumbup1:
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    Where in NJ do you live? Some good destinations...

    Where in NJ do you live? Some good destinations might be fairly close by in PA or NY.
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    One possibility for skipping the separate...

    One possibility for skipping the separate catch-all would be to use the hammock itself as the catch-all, especially hammocks with integrated nets. Put the UQ inside with the TQ, zip it all up and...
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    I don't know, but probably not because Dutch's...

    I don't know, but probably not because Dutch's zippers are proprietary.

    And the usual size and fit issues as well; that is a pretty complicated bit of integration going on there!
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    Lol, I *still* bring home extra food no matter...

    Lol, I *still* bring home extra food no matter how well I think I've calculated it!



    I don't treat anything with permethrin. Not paranoid about the chemical, but I must use DEET on exposed...
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    Phantom, you're doing better than many! But your...

    Phantom, you're doing better than many! But your DCF tarp is pretty light and likely there are other things that you might want to cull if you're so inclined. As usual, it starts with a thorough list...
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    The conditions were finally right for me to...

    The conditions were finally right for me to actually use this tarp deployment method.

    As mentioned above, I'm not big on stargazing from the hammock so normally I just pitch the tarp and it's...
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    Typically ridge line runs over the tarp. Water...

    Typically ridge line runs over the tarp. Water can run down the ridge line and drip if it runs under the tarp.

    If relative humidity is very high condensation can form on the underside of the tarp....
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    Concur with TominMN... that's the top side. ...

    Concur with TominMN... that's the top side.

    Having the grosgrain the full length of the top also makes the ridge line less stretchy, stronger, and far less prone to those annoying parallel...
  43. Thread: Here to Learn

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    Welcome from NY. There is an ultra lite gear...

    Welcome from NY.

    There is an ultra lite gear sub forum here with lots of info pertaining to UL backpacking with a hammock. It is for donating members only but is well worth the $10/yr for it and...
  44. Welcome from downstate NY! :) I hope your...

    Welcome from downstate NY! :)

    I hope your ankle is well soon. I'm dealing with an ankle issue myself so I feel the frustration!
  45. Lawson Glowire/Guywire is particularly fond of...

    Lawson Glowire/Guywire is particularly fond of Blake's hitch. No hardware and never slips even a micron.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/4/1/1/4/blakes_xx.jpg
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    With PU coating one side looks distinctly...

    With PU coating one side looks distinctly different from the other.

    On the non-coated side you can see the individual threads in the weave, while the coated side has sort of a 'glazed' appearance....
  47. Good trip and good decision making! Really...

    Good trip and good decision making! Really beautiful, rugged and primal landscape there.

    Cold+Wet is the most dangerous weather of all.
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    Haha, well you do what you've got to do I...

    Haha, well you do what you've got to do I suppose. We have so many that I spray on my Deet and do my best to repel them, but even then some get through. I've had two bites this year... no...
  49. There's no reason it shouldn't work, but...

    There's no reason it shouldn't work, but depending on the size of the loops on the daisy chain it might get a bit 'crowded.'

    However, as Phantom suggests there are many other options, and I would...
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    Sometimes if you are able to set up the whole rig...

    Sometimes if you are able to set up the whole rig and start 'playing' with it the answer becomes self-evident.

    Sometimes. :)
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