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  1. I'll file this under: not gonna happen.

    I'll file this under: not gonna happen.
  2. If you're not doing heavy UV exposure, I would...

    If you're not doing heavy UV exposure, I would expect that tarp to last a lifetime. Our cottage vendors make quality stuff.
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    You're only 12 votes shy - even if you were...

    You're only 12 votes shy - even if you were conservative, you could do one post a day and be selling in 12 days. I don't think the mods would be concerned with that. I think the mods are more...
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    Well I certainly don't remember it being cheap -...

    Well I certainly don't remember it being cheap - I think it was between $45 and $60 one way. Unfortunately, the shuttle just made the most sense compared to other plans.

    I've done a lot of...
  5. Bears at a group hang? First time I've heard of...

    Bears at a group hang? First time I've heard of that. We had a couple of raccoons at a group hang, but they can't sever your jugular.

    Glad everyone had a good time!
  6. My krinkle-taffeta tablecloth hammocks are...

    My krinkle-taffeta tablecloth hammocks are polyester, which have minimal stretch anywhere. I'm surprised you have such issues with a polyester hammock.
  7. A sectional hammock? Like an ENO? Those seams...

    A sectional hammock? Like an ENO? Those seams running down the length of the hammock are irritating. And the additional points of failure created by all those seams on those sections? Priceless.
  8. All I can say is that neoprene and "thick"...

    All I can say is that neoprene and "thick" spandex hammocks haven't ever been considered by anyone, to my knowledge, so you're on your own. Good luck!
  9. A neoprene hammock? That's not gonna breathe very...

    A neoprene hammock? That's not gonna breathe very well, and I doubt "thick" spandex will be much better. Neither one would be sufficiently lightweight for backpacking.
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    You won't find much on Hammockforums about DCF...

    You won't find much on Hammockforums about DCF hammocks. A few people tried it and converted them to stuff sacks.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/88497-Cuben-fiber-hammock
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    I don't remember the shuttle as being all that...

    I don't remember the shuttle as being all that horrible (other than the cost). It's about 45 minutes, as I recall. Sometimes shuttles make sense, and in this case, I think it does.

    We had a nice...
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    NY State is pretty relaxed - just go on the state...

    NY State is pretty relaxed - just go on the state website to find the campsites. First come, first served so don't plan on showing up on a Friday with any hope of finding a campsite.
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    As Shug said, you can vent your UQ when...

    As Shug said, you can vent your UQ when necessary. My first quilt set was an HG 20* Phoenix and Burrow. I used it year-round for about three years. I'm just not a hot sleeper and venting is easy....
  14. When UQPs became popular six or eight years ago,...

    When UQPs became popular six or eight years ago, I didn't pay one whit of attention to them because it's just not an idea that set well with me.

    What do you do if your tarp is not adequate? The...
  15. I don't use shock cord, especially on my DCF...

    I don't use shock cord, especially on my DCF tarp, which doesn't stretch. I don't even use shock cord on my silnylon tarp (which does stretch when it gets wet). Once the silnylon tarp is wet, I just...
  16. Not sure I understand the problem. You stake out...

    Not sure I understand the problem. You stake out your tarp using the four main tarp tie-outs. Then, you have the tarp doors dangling, and you just cross them over and stake them out to close the...
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    Nothing quite as funny as this: ...

    Nothing quite as funny as this:

    https://chillgorilla.com

    "Get Ready... Something Really Cool Is Coming Soon"

    Coming when? A year? Two years? Three years?
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    Unfortunately, it's hot as heck right now - not a...

    Unfortunately, it's hot as heck right now - not a lot of people going out during this kind of weather. I keep trying to get motivated to go out, but I'm probably waiting till late September.
  19. Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.
  20. I highly doubt that quilt will breathe. You seem...

    I highly doubt that quilt will breathe. You seem to be making the assumption that a quilt only breathes from the top, but I don't think that's the case. Nobody sells a UQP made of waterproof...
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    All depends on how much old growth forest is in...

    All depends on how much old growth forest is in Hawaii. Here on the East Coast, they clear-cut every tree from Florida to Maine around the turn of the century (20th), so 4 ft. huggers work fine.
  22. I don't think the author, kitsapcowboy, will be...

    I don't think the author, kitsapcowboy, will be answering you. He disappeared a couple of years ago.
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    I tried shock cord once, and the shock cord...

    I tried shock cord once, and the shock cord turned the stake into a projectile. It flew about 20 feet away and took me 20 minutes to find. After that, no more shock cord.
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    It's darn near impossible to "study" lightning...

    It's darn near impossible to "study" lightning because it is so random. There just aren't any studies on lightning; just anecdotal best guesses.
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    I think you're mistaken about breaking strength...

    I think you're mistaken about breaking strength of 1.75 mm Zing-it or even 2.2 mm Zing-It. The 2.2 mm is rated at 650 lbs., while the 1.75 mm is 500 lbs.
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    I don't think cottage vendors will be listening....

    I don't think cottage vendors will be listening. The market decided those products weren't viable, for whatever reason. Now you want cottage vendors to start selling a non-viable product? Sounds like...
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    Can't think of anything noteworthy.

    Can't think of anything noteworthy.
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    There is indeed a small, but vocal, group of...

    There is indeed a small, but vocal, group of cheerleaders for the becket hitch. Personally, I'm not messing with a knot based solution for hammock suspension. The less knots, the better, for me.
  29. I've taken my backpack through a river about five...

    I've taken my backpack through a river about five different times and my down quilts have never gotten wet. I have them in cuben fiber stuff sacks inside a garbage bag.
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    Well, it's not like you're going to kill her from...

    Well, it's not like you're going to kill her from trying this. However, if you have little in the form of DIY skills, that makes it difficult. If she is in great pain, I doubt the hammock will make...
  31. Sounds like a solid setup, though I'm not much of...

    Sounds like a solid setup, though I'm not much of a fan of ligtweight fabrics like 1.2 Mountain. I tried those lighter fabrics but settled on 1.6 ounce HyperD (just not into disposable hammocks).
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    Just saw an article in NY Post that said he was...

    Just saw an article in NY Post that said he was hanging from a spruce tree that fell on him.

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/01/new-hampshire-man-dies-in-freak-hammock-accident-while-on-hike/

    A...
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore! If we ever get...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore! If we ever get over this Covid-19 thing, you'll have to come join us in the NJ Pine Barrens.
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    I've read nothing that says he hung from a birch...

    I've read nothing that says he hung from a birch tree, but nothing scares me more than birch trees. I was once in a birch forest (not hanging from birch trees) and it was really cold that night. The...
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    By the way, the posts are 4 x 4's (3.5 x 3.5...

    By the way, the posts are 4 x 4's (3.5 x 3.5 inches), with a 1-inch board nailed onto the exterior. The one-inch board probably doesn't add any structural strength. I don't think anybody recommends...
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    There was a recent post about hanging in a...

    There was a recent post about hanging in a gazebo. Like that post, your gazebo seems to be just sitting on the ground; i.e., no concrete footers, and those posts look pretty flimsy too (I wouldn't...
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    I don't think there's much incentive for DCF tarp...

    I don't think there's much incentive for DCF tarp makers to offer short partial doors. For example, an 11 ft. Warbonnet Minifly in 20D Silpoly is 11.75 ounces, whereas an 11 ft. HG DCF Winter Palace...
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    Personally, I don't believe in kid-sized...

    Personally, I don't believe in kid-sized hammocks. I'd go ahead and get an 11 footer.
  39. Thread: UV Fading

    by SilvrSurfr
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    I don't think there is any fabric that can handle...

    I don't think there is any fabric that can handle serious UV exposure.
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    I wouldn't use prusiks on my guylines. Just tie a...

    I wouldn't use prusiks on my guylines. Just tie a marlin spike hitch onto the stake - will not slip. Easy peezy.
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore!

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore!
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    I use my 20* Phoenix down to about 30* F. If it's...

    I use my 20* Phoenix down to about 30* F. If it's colder than that, I prefer my 0* HG Incubator. I'm a big proponent of the 10* buffer rule - always take a quilt that is rated at least 10 degrees...
  43. Well, rmcrow2, I don't think you ever have to...

    Well, rmcrow2, I don't think you ever have to post again, 'cause you summed yourself up in just one post!:lol:
  44. Thread: Poison Ivy

    by SilvrSurfr
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    A few years ago, I took my two sons on a canoe...

    A few years ago, I took my two sons on a canoe trip to Lake Lila in the Adirondacks. We had to portage our canoes about 1/3 of a mile on the first day, and my hiking boots decided to spontaneously...
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    That was a classic troll, but we know it's not...

    That was a classic troll, but we know it's not true. Or do we?:lol:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/143842-I-hang-over-the-dying-fire?highlight=dying+fire
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    There's a reason I gave up on 1.0 and 1.1 oz....

    There's a reason I gave up on 1.0 and 1.1 oz. hammock fabrics - I like to call them disposable hammocks. Now, they have even lighter hammocks, which I would never go near. Personally, I won't go near...
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    There was a thread a few years ago about using...

    There was a thread a few years ago about using air as an insulator for a UQ, and it was a serious thread - no April Fools' Day joke.
    ...
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    I've gone through three pairs of Sierra Designs...

    I've gone through three pairs of Sierra Designs down booties. They are not particularly durable (especially if you wear them around the campfire). The prices seem to have gone up since I last bought...
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    I'd personally be inclined to get a 20* quilt set...

    I'd personally be inclined to get a 20* quilt set - they work fine in hotter temps (you can always vent). My first quilt set was 20*, and I was happy with it for two years. I finally got a 0* quilt...
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    My 54 lb. beagle Joey seems to do fine with 1.6...

    My 54 lb. beagle Joey seems to do fine with 1.6 fabrics - haven't had a rip yet.
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