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    I noticed the same thing the other day, I thought...

    I noticed the same thing the other day, I thought it was my phone.
  2. Hey and welcome to HF from Scotland! That was a...

    Hey and welcome to HF from Scotland!
    That was a nice experiment. I did already think that was the case, however it is nice to have it confirmed :) the effectiveness of the tensioner will depend on...
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    I definitely prefer a knife and cutting board....

    I definitely prefer a knife and cutting board. Don't use your good sewing shears!
  4. Thread: 59g suspension!

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    That's great, thanks for the reassurance!

    That's great, thanks for the reassurance!
  5. Thread: 59g suspension!

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    I forgot, I weighed it with Dynaglide leads as...

    I forgot, I weighed it with Dynaglide leads as well the other day, 46g with the same setup!
    I might try it this way on a few trips to see how it holds up, I'll be carrying amsteel leads as backup...
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    That's good news! Apparently it goes brown as it...

    That's good news! Apparently it goes brown as it breaks down, any sign of that? Even after 50% loss of strength these 2000lbs bs straps shouldn't have any issues holding most of up.

    Another thing...
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    I've got 1 not so good one and 3 1/2s atm lol! I...

    I've got 1 not so good one and 3 1/2s atm lol! I think I'm ready to use decent fabric now... you could always deconstruct the aarn and use it as a pattern with lighter fabrics and any any adjustments...
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    Hah, I've got a year or two to think about it,...

    Hah, I've got a year or two to think about it, you are right though.

    Not as bad as I thought. Good excuse for a new bag :) I've carried my laplander saw lately, but don't see a need for a bigger...
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    True! Yeah, 6 a year ain't too shabby when I'll...

    True! Yeah, 6 a year ain't too shabby when I'll be ordering anyway, although I found a source in the UK the other day too so I'll maybe try them next time.

    Hah, good to hear although you didn't...
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    Cheers Scott! Lol do you not remember Brodies...

    Cheers Scott! Lol do you not remember Brodies neck last April? The fact that we get so many hours of sunlight in the summer makes me a bit worried, but I'll just keep and eye on it.

    If you're...
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    The .67 is good news indeed, but... can't wait to...

    The .67 is good news indeed, but... can't wait to see the superlight stuff!
  12. Thread: 59g suspension!

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    Thanks, the stitching isn't great... compared to...

    Thanks, the stitching isn't great... compared to normal polyester webbing they kevlar is a nightmare to sew. The weave kinda moves as you sew but they should hold up pretty well. I guess there's only...
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    If you don't want to wrap twice I think these are...

    If you don't want to wrap twice I think these are a fantastic solution https://dutchwaregear.com/adutchable-clips-pair.html?desktop=
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    Hey and welcome. I've never heard of ABAC but...

    Hey and welcome. I've never heard of ABAC but warbonnet is extremely well thought of on this forum and you really can't go wrong with them. I would think a blackbird and big mamajamba would be ideal...
  15. Thread: 10' or 11'

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    Yeah, go for the 10ft I reckon. It'll weigh a...

    Yeah, go for the 10ft I reckon. It'll weigh a little less and will fit better under the tarp.
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    I'd email Paul, he always responds quickly ime....

    I'd email Paul, he always responds quickly ime. I've never felt squeezed in my zeppelin although it was quite tight. There might have been a muck up and someone just cut the bungee a little too...
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    Not yet, I don't have a yard unfortunately so...

    Not yet, I don't have a yard unfortunately so It'll need to wait 'till I get a night in the woods :s

    I considered it... don't think I trust dynaglide with speed hooks though, especially because I...
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    I vote 11'. I've never had any coverage issues...

    I vote 11'. I've never had any coverage issues using an 11' hammock with a rl and an 11' tarp.
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    I had a grouse and a Robin under the edge of my...

    I had a grouse and a Robin under the edge of my tarp, both within 10 minutes. I was sitting in my hammock eating at the time. I had a deer have a nose under as well a couple years ago, I wasn't in...
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    I just got some nanoseeum in to try one of these ...

    I just got some nanoseeum in to try one of these http://www.sheltoweehammockcompany.com/accessories/boone-topper-no-see-um . It's similar to a fronkey net but lighter and it's on sale atm.
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    I'm sure 25' is around $4.50 from Dutch or...

    I'm sure 25' is around $4.50 from Dutch or ripstopbytheroll, there are plenty other vendors too!
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    That looks great. You obviously done a good job...

    That looks great. You obviously done a good job of saving it after the rl issues.

    I'm a little surprised at the weight though... I've got 2 tarps with the same fabric and a the winter tarp (11ft...
  23. Thread: 59g suspension!

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    59g suspension!

    I got 10ft of kevlar webbing in from Dutch this week, sewed it up and here is the...
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    You say the damage is where you sit? Do your...

    You say the damage is where you sit? Do your jeans have any buttons, rivets or buckles on the back?
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    Voted, good luck!

    Voted, good luck!
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    That looks great! What spacing did you use for...

    That looks great! What spacing did you use for tie out to create the doors? Looks like a pretty good compromise... a solid 3.5 season tarp :)
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    That's hilarious!

    That's hilarious!
  28. Thread: It's here!

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    Ha, it would be almost rude not to [emoji14]

    Ha, it would be almost rude not to [emoji14]
  29. Wow, those look awesome! You might want to check...

    Wow, those look awesome! You might want to check your site though, looks like they're only available with kevlar webbing...
  30. Not just the Highlands, but yeah, Scotland has...

    Not just the Highlands, but yeah, Scotland has more trees and some amazing scenery, plus the right to wild camp legally. I have some good spots near me but check out some yt vids for spots all over...
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    Nice, UGQ make some great gear! I have a Zeppelin...

    Nice, UGQ make some great gear! I have a Zeppelin and it's fantastic! Wow, that is some very fast shipping to Japan!
  32. Welcome from Scotland! Definitely off to a good...

    Welcome from Scotland! Definitely off to a good start! That is some quality gear. Remember you'll want to keep the weight pretty low with the Ohm 2.0. Have a look on alpkit.com for cheapish, high...
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    Careful, Dutch is an evil genius, he lures you in...

    Careful, Dutch is an evil genius, he lures you in with his good looks, shiny products and good prices, then gets you hooked with his fast shipping and great customer service.
  34. Thread: It's here!

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    Nice, I just picked my Kevlar webbing and a...

    Nice, I just picked my Kevlar webbing and a couple of other bits and bobs today as well, unbelievable how light and flimsy seeming that stuff is eh!
  35. I mostly use lawson glowire with Linelocs 3s now,...

    I mostly use lawson glowire with Linelocs 3s now, zing it is fine and I occasionally use that too but I prefer the no tangle and colour of glowire, plus ease of use of Linelocs. No tensioner here, I...
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    Good work! +1 on the top tension, adjusting...

    Good work! +1 on the top tension, adjusting bobbin tension is a last resort.
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    Nice work! I have some 1.5mm 12 strand that is an...

    Nice work! I have some 1.5mm 12 strand that is an absolute bear to splice, that must've been even worse. How are you fingers?
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    Yes, loop on one end, back splice on the other to...

    Yes, loop on one end, back splice on the other to prevent it coming out. Are you attaching them to huggers with a larks head or straps via marlinspike hitch? If the latter most people prefer a larger...
  39. Dutch, you're the man! Thanks for the chance to...

    Dutch, you're the man! Thanks for the chance to win. If by some miracle I do win I'll make a top quilt with contoured horizontal baffles and a differential cut, with a cinch close footbox and a...
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    I would look for something else to buy with my...

    I would look for something else to buy with my dividend if I were in your situation. A Hammock gear uq will be warmer, lighter, higher quality material and fill and has a fantastic design as well as...
  41. Thread: Sil Argon

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    That's two weeks, right? ;)

    That's two weeks, right? ;)
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    What about wonder clips then? Still not the...

    What about wonder clips then? Still not the lightest solution but safer for your clothes.
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    Hmm, I cant think of anything ideally suited but...

    Hmm, I cant think of anything ideally suited but how about binder clips? they won't stop your clothes sliding on the line but will stop them blowing off.
  44. True... although I think a sawyer mini is higher...

    True... although I think a sawyer mini is higher on my list of things I don't really need from you but REALLY want! the Kevlar webbing threw me off track a bit too, had to have it, can't even...
  45. Yep, I just placed an order at the beginning of...

    Yep, I just placed an order at the beginning of the week! Those are some great prices though!
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    Try pearltrees

    Try pearltrees
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    Hey and welcome to the forums! I've not been to...

    Hey and welcome to the forums! I've not been to Dunoon since I was at Benmore centre in high school. Incredible scenery and forests there though, and yeah, loads of places to hang.
  48. Welcome to HF from Scotland! First advice I...

    Welcome to HF from Scotland!

    First advice I would give you is to get your son on here to learn too! There's not much point in you learning everything and your son going out into the woods with no...
  49. I have an 11ft hyperD 1.0 Hammock and it's held...

    I have an 11ft hyperD 1.0 Hammock and it's held up great for me at around 230lbs. Saying that I put a cable tie through the channels and larks headed the continuous loops below to reduce/prevent...
  50. I've got some Kevlar on the way from his highness...

    I've got some Kevlar on the way from his highness (Dutch) :) and my setup will be very similar to yours. Although I'll be using UCRs or speed hooks on short trips, I find whoopie tails to be the...
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