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    I use Line Loc 3's year round. I really am a knot...

    I use Line Loc 3's year round. I really am a knot guy, but the hardware is just so much easier. No issues with gloves. I did have a freezing rain freeze solid overnight last year with no issues, and...
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    I use Tensa's tarp extensions on a T4 and they...

    I use Tensa's tarp extensions on a T4 and they work like a dream. https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Tarp-extension-1.2.pdf , but you could DIY something similar . I use a 12 ft...
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    Unraveling like that "could" be from a...

    Unraveling like that "could" be from a manufacturing defect, but most likely the factory just didn't burn the ends right. You could just cut off the frayed bit and reburn.

    It sounds like you've...
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    Lawson's a no ******** kinda guy. He called some...

    Lawson's a no ******** kinda guy. He called some behavior out. Nothing objectionable but the Forum has an "If you can't say something nice" rule when one vendor talks about another.
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    Welcome Alabamahiker3322: I have the same hammock...

    Welcome Alabamahiker3322: I have the same hammock and use the SuperShelter. The undercover is silnylon and effectively windproof. With the stock diamond tarp staked down, I got about 95% wind...
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    I meant putting a fleece blanket under me in the...

    I meant putting a fleece blanket under me in the hammock to supplement the Supershelter. Around freezing,that TQ is very comfortable, but the Supershelter could use some help to go from chilly but...
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    Short version, it's a great 3 season solution....

    Short version, it's a great 3 season solution. I've used it from 70 ish down to about freezing and never had detectable condensation. I'm a cold sleeper who doesn't sweat much.

    I use it 3...
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    Now I get what they're doing. With the Super...

    Now I get what they're doing. With the Super Shelter, I push the undercover aside for cooling breezes on hot nights. With a double layer, you can't do that, so it has to be breathable. The space...
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    I use these ...

    I use these https://hennessyhammock.com/products/snakeskins-xl on a 12' tarp with around a foot of overlap. Hennesey specs them at 82"-84" Times 2 is 164" or 13'8" for 4 inches of overlap. Sounds...
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    Lawson makes these as bear bag toggles, ...

    Lawson makes these as bear bag toggles, https://lawsonequipment.com/Hardgoods/Bear-Toggle-p1130.html but they're made from supergrade aluminium and I use them for my hammock, too with Dutch's !"...
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    My Scuba gear is positively festooned with these;...

    My Scuba gear is positively festooned with these; Especially helpful on night dives and near zero quarry visibility
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    Big dogs need to stay on the ground. Not sure how...

    Big dogs need to stay on the ground. Not sure how cold Az winter overnights get, but EM's have pretty short coats, they'll likely need insulation and definitely a windbreak. And booties. Maybe...
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    I roll up my hammock, 3 season top and bottom...

    I roll up my hammock, 3 season top and bottom insulation still in place into a 20 liter dry bag and use a contractor bag to line my pack. I use the top opening to squeeze the air out of it. I doubt...
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    Mesmerising.

    Mesmerising.
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    Fleaz seem to go best with 1.5-2.0 mm line. I...

    Fleaz seem to go best with 1.5-2.0 mm line. I think the best value, $18 for 100 ft, shipping incl, is probably https://lawsonequipment.com/Cordage/Statline-1-75mm-p1114.html Not practical to splice,...
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    Is there a better option than Paracord and...

    Is there a better option than Paracord and 'biners? Yup. if you buy https://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/...uspension.html it will work great and you'll be happy with the result, and shocked by how...
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    Welcome to the forums. Never hiked northern KY....

    Welcome to the forums. Never hiked northern KY. Is it as pretty as I imagine?
  18. Thread: Tips and tricks

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    For the leaking panel pullouts, there's this from...

    For the leaking panel pullouts, there's this from Brandon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=xPkeUkmHDRs

    The water on your face puzzles me. If water was splashing that high, I'd...
  19. Thread: Lineloc 3

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    Not spliceable in the practical sense, no. ...

    Not spliceable in the practical sense, no.

    I'm a cordage geek, though. I tried once and almost succeeded. I could remove the core where I was going to bury, but the jacket is so tightly braided...
  20. Thread: Lineloc 3

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    + 1 on the glowire. ...

    + 1 on the glowire. https://lawsonequipment.com/Cordage/Reflective-Glowire-p1024.html . The 2mm and 3mm work great in line loc 3's, but the 2 mm is as heavy a line as you'll ever need. If you want...
  21. If it matters to you, then it matters. I was...

    If it matters to you, then it matters. I was puzzled about why we've had such different results, though.

    I got a hank that had never left it's bag so I scrunched it a bit and dumped the whole...
  22. Thanks for the update, I hadn't know he released...

    Thanks for the update, I hadn't know he released it in colors yet. Now I'm just going to have to color code my guylines :shades:. Lawson's very good about answering emails and proud of his products....
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    169339 It only seems that way. That's a DIY 2"...

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    It only seems that way. That's a DIY 2" seatbelt webbing hugger in a Marling spike hitch with a 3" toggle from Lawson. https://lawsonequipment.com/Hardgoods/Bear-Toggle-p1130.html

    The...
  24. Just based on my experience with Glowire, I...

    Just based on my experience with Glowire, I expect your fair mindedness will be rewarded. Lawson's really proud of the products he puts out and if you're not happy he'll fix it.
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    My stakes go inside the plastic bag they came in....

    My stakes go inside the plastic bag they came in. That goes in the stuff sack with my tree straps, toggle, etc. I stuff that into an outside pack pocket
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    Welcome to hammock camping, Smileofadog. I have...

    Welcome to hammock camping, Smileofadog. I have just the one hammock, but I need privacy in crowded campgrounds.I ran in the same circles choosing a tarp too. All 3 you mentioned are great tarps....
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    One important point about hammocks and rain: No...

    One important point about hammocks and rain: No matter the tarp, you need to set driplines (knot a cord around your suspension, etc) or you risk water running down your suspension into your hammock.
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    It works really well. Been through a lot of...

    It works really well. Been through a lot of storms and never had any water get through the stock fly. Of course, it covers just the hammock, stick a finger outside the bugnet and it's getting wet.
    ...
  29. Thread: tarp tie outs

    by JPCPAT
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    I like 4- 6' lines to the ground, 12' for the...

    I like 4- 6' lines to the ground, 12' for the tarp to tree and 12' for my porch mode corners. My cordage is mostly Lawson's Statline, (a 1.75mm line like zing it or lash it, only tighter woven and...
  30. Thread: Knots for tarps

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    Most Dyneema lines are too slippery for Prussics...

    Most Dyneema lines are too slippery for Prussics or a Midshipman's hitch so your best bet is tying stakes into Marlinspike hitches or a Truckers's hitch. The exception is Lawson's new Statline...
  31. I'd only tried it slipped knots, which came out...

    I'd only tried it slipped knots, which came out just fine, so I tied a overhand and pulled as tight as I could and "bounceed" it a few times. Untying wasn't exactly easy, but for a 1.75 line, it's...
  32. 9 days. I preordered with an expected ship of...

    9 days. I preordered with an expected ship of 7/25 and got it 8/3.
  33. Review: Lawson Statwire: !.75mm UHMWPE line that takes knots well

    When it comes to cordage, I'm a bit of geek, for which I make no apologies. If you want to avoid all that, the bottom line:is IMO It's better than Zing it, etc because works with just as well with...
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    I thought Lawson's was overestimating the the...

    I thought Lawson's was overestimating the the difficulty of splicing and took his warnings as a challenge: The older Ironwire was a harder than Zing-it, his statline is crazy tough. I love doing...
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    And you thought cordage was boring!

    And you thought cordage was boring!
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    At one time Dutch did sell Lawson Glowire, but he...

    At one time Dutch did sell Lawson Glowire, but he 100% does not now. I think the date mentioned was mid 2015.

    IAC, I tried you experiment using a midshipman's hitch & a prussic. Slid them back...
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    The dongle looks interesting; let us know how it...

    The dongle looks interesting; let us know how it works out. I used a stick for a toggle, but I always wound up breaking the stick to get it free. Then I cut down an aluminium tent stake to 3" and it...
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    +1 on the measuring. I'm 5'10 Large shirt, I use...

    +1 on the measuring. I'm 5'10 Large shirt, I use a 52" wide JRB quilt and it's plenty wide and then some in a hammock or in ground mode on my back or side. Any of your choices got that covered. Don't...
  39. Read your first post and I had that same...

    Read your first post and I had that same discussion with myself once. It came down to this: Since you're not edible, Critters will leave you alone, just like in the woods. As for people, I know it...
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    I tie about 8 inches of shock cord into my lines....

    I tie about 8 inches of shock cord into my lines. Takes care of any stretch in the tarp overnight. Shug demonstrates how around 9:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GQPY5BuyPI
  41. Thread: Guy Line Ideas

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    Brilliant! Is the amsteel (or equivalent)...

    Brilliant! Is the amsteel (or equivalent) backspliced where the cord enters from the bottom?
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    Not sure it's perfect (40 degree rating)...

    Not sure it's perfect (40 degree rating) http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/sierra-stealth/ but it's a great quilt and it's on sale just now.
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    I have it in brown and I love it. Ask away!

    I have it in brown and I love it. Ask away!
  44. In one of life's little coincidences, I finally...

    In one of life's little coincidences, I finally pulled the trigger on a Sierra Sniveler about an hour before you posted this. It was on my doorstep 46 hours later and I used it last night for the...
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    I use them in 2 and 3mm glowire, they're awesome....

    I use them in 2 and 3mm glowire, they're awesome. Did some quick testing with his 1.75 ironwire and they hold well even in the slippery Dyneema.
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    You might want to think of it swallowing you like...

    You might want to think of it swallowing you like a large snake, then something like the Bush Viper or Queensnake might work
    I'm getting ahead of myself, but if you introduce another badass...
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    Head goes left, & winds up closer to the side...

    Head goes left, & winds up closer to the side with the zipper. The elastic that holds the bugnet out winds up somewhere between your shoulder and elbow usually. How far sideways you want to lay is...
  48. Thread: Blankets?

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    +1 on the Uq/Tq being the best way for cold...

    +1 on the Uq/Tq being the best way for cold temps.

    That said, this summer I used a $12 fleece blanket from wal mart, wrapped around me burrito style and it worked great down to 50 or so. You have...
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    A few things I learned from hanging my Expedition...

    A few things I learned from hanging my Expedition Zip:

    With the diamond tarp attached to the hammock suspension, you get some "tarp sag" when you get in the hammock. Not a big deal, and I just...
  50. Morakniv Allround...

    Morakniv Allround https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LCSIQP0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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