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    You've got to consider that the loads on the...

    You've got to consider that the loads on the structural ridge line will be very different from hang to hang. When the trees are the perfect distance apart there is no or almost no load on the ridge...
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    When using a 3/4 UQ, at what temp do you guys...

    When using a 3/4 UQ, at what temp do you guys feel you need the sit pad under your feet?
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    Sticky: Wow, that looks awesome. What are the dimensions?

    Wow, that looks awesome. What are the dimensions?
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    Thanks for the info. Here's a bad pic of...

    Thanks for the info.


    Here's a bad pic of our setup. The one on the right is a hodge podge of stuff I threw together so my son would have something to hang in.

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    So do you supplement at all with socks, thermals...

    So do you supplement at all with socks, thermals etc when temps get that low?

    For me at 30ish f, I had very light wool socks on, but also had a zq under quilt protector because of the wind. I...
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    Well, snug as a bug in a rug. 32 or below, ...

    Well, snug as a bug in a rug.

    32 or below, gusting winds. Didn't want to get out of bed in the morning.

    Good times.
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    I had mine sealed within 30 minutes of receiving...

    I had mine sealed within 30 minutes of receiving it in the mail. Never dawned on me not to seal it.
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    We've had a cooler than normal summer. Lately,...

    We've had a cooler than normal summer. Lately, with Temps in the 50's at night, I've been able to use my Incubator. Love it, total overkill for these temps, but it's a great piece of gear.
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    Sticky: Why not do both? Tube style to allow for easy...

    Why not do both? Tube style to allow for easy attachment to hammock and easy install of under quilt, but leave the cinch bottom for easier ingress once it's all set up.
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    Carabiners are so overbuilt for our purposes you...

    Carabiners are so overbuilt for our purposes you could probably hang on the gate with no issues.

    They are quick and convenient. And you don't have to worry about your whoopie going behind the...
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    Maybe your tree straps are sagging. Maybe you...

    Maybe your tree straps are sagging.

    Maybe you need to find trees that are closer together.

    A structural ridgeline should help you lift your hammock when the trees are too far apart.
  12. Once I got mine all dialed in I cut the tag end...

    Once I got mine all dialed in I cut the tag end back to about 4inches and tied and overhand knot right where it comes out of the bury. I've never needed to loosen my Ridgeline but in have needed to...
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    I've learned that lesson before. Never hop into...

    I've learned that lesson before. Never hop into the hammock if you are trying to do something. When I first got into hammocks I thought I'd set it up in the back yard get away from the TV and...
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    Saw this in a video somewhere around here and was...

    Saw this in a video somewhere around here and was really impressed.

    I've attached prussic loops to all my guy out points. I have a length of no-tangle line with a loop in one end. The loop is for...
  15. A great way to experiment with your ridgeline...

    A great way to experiment with your ridgeline length is just to take a big old chunk of nylon/poly cord (I used 3mm nylon chord from REI)
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  16. Better than the continuous loop is to make a soft...

    Better than the continuous loop is to make a soft shackle with the opening portion inside the hammock. That way there's no need for an s-biner and its super strong for shallow hang anchor points.
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    Sticky: Has anyone had an amsteel whoopie break while...

    Has anyone had an amsteel whoopie break while being used to support a hammock?
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    Umm... Something about this seem unnecessarily...

    Umm... Something about this seem unnecessarily complicated. :scared:
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    Sticky: When you do the math on your suspension, you are...

    When you do the math on your suspension, you are putting the equivalent of you full body weight into just 1 side of your suspension. Since the structural ridge line connects the two side together...
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    Underquilt only

    Underquilt only
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    Sticky: Whoopiesling.com sells them in 2.2mm, same page...

    Whoopiesling.com sells them in 2.2mm, same page you looked at and saw the weight limit on the 1.7mm.

    As for an amsteel ridge line? I don't know, I made my own.
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    Sticky: The 1.7mm dyeema is rated below 200lb. I'd...

    The 1.7mm dyeema is rated below 200lb. I'd imagine the 2.2mm could handle it just fine.

    Or bite the bullet and got with amsteel. I've got a structural ridge line made out of amsteel that has...
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    Oops, I've purchased enough stuff out of the...

    Oops, I've purchased enough stuff out of the Marketplace that I thought I knew how it worked.

    Still for sale until "rumpnuts" posts a dibs.
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    Sold pending funds..

    Sold pending funds..
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    It sounds to me like you're trying to tie a knot...

    It sounds to me like you're trying to tie a knot in amsteel. My experience is that knots do not hold in amsteel, that's why there's the bury.

    A whoopie is basically two loops. One end is a...
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    SOLD: Camo Jarbridge 30 Degree

    30 degree Jarbridge Underquilt for sale. Had it about 8 months. Used a handful of times. Decided to go with a full length Incubator.
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    The channel on the ends only has to be big enough...

    The channel on the ends only has to be big enough for the cord. I just eyeballed it.

    Through the channels I used some bulky 3mm nylon cord from REI that I had lying around.

    If anything, ...
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    For me, the W fold blew through my first hammock....

    For me, the W fold blew through my first hammock. Other folks seem happy with it. The "knotty" style works great for me. I'm 225lb though..


    Here's a quote of your photo post..
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    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/VWPIMPIN/ima...

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/VWPIMPIN/image.jpg

    That looks OK to me. Is it ripping length wise or cross wise?

    Did you go with a standard gathered style ala Knotty LINK or did you try...
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    Absolutely try again. You've got to tweak the...

    Absolutely try again. You've got to tweak the tension/suspension of the hammock to get a good comfortable lay. I've added a ridgeline to my hammock so I can more easily hit my perfect spot when...
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    That's a nice thing about using amsteel. Put a...

    That's a nice thing about using amsteel. Put a locked bummed on one end and on the other you can do a 1/4 length whoopie to give you a bit of Ridgeline adjustment. I've got about 6" of adjustment...
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    I use amsteel for my structural ridge line....

    I use amsteel for my structural ridge line. Usually I'm close to the right angles that the ridge line has only a little tension on it, but the other day I set up on trees about 30' apart and that...
  33. Thread: Flat lay?

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    Flat lay?

    I've been reading a lot of hammock reviews, and every one seems to tout the "flat lay". When a new hammock hits the shelves, be it Lite Owl, Ridge Runner or what have you, it's invariably described...
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    I made 2 8' whoopie slings, and so seldom (read...

    I made 2 8' whoopie slings, and so seldom (read never) used the entire length I shortened them to 6'.
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    Rain on a tarp or sleeping near a stream is the...

    Rain on a tarp or sleeping near a stream is the best.

    I remember camping out in death valley (pre hammock days) and it being so quiet I could hear the blood pumping through my ears.
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    The other day I was woken up at about 3 in the...

    The other day I was woken up at about 3 in the morning by two owls having a hoot off right over my head. :lol:

    It was an awesome thing to listen to.
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    I use this reasoning every time I talk to one of...

    I use this reasoning every time I talk to one of my friends about hammock camping.
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    Getting back into the hammock in the morning...

    Getting back into the hammock in the morning while waiting for the coffee to boil.

    When tenting I never got back into my tent. Once I was up, that's it.
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    Awesome, thanks!

    Awesome, thanks!
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    Non breathable will trap moisture from you in the...

    Non breathable will trap moisture from you in the under quilt.
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    Since most hammocks don't have a completely flat...

    Since most hammocks don't have a completely flat lay, being on your stomach puts you in a reverse banana. I've tried it and found it totally uncomfortable.

    That said, my 4yr old doesn't mind it....
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    Sounds like you've created a fronky bug net, with...

    Sounds like you've created a fronky bug net, with an extra bottom bit.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39983

    His net is two trapezoids connected without a 3rd piece.
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    Anyone have pictures of how small the breathable...

    Anyone have pictures of how small the breathable UQ protector packs down?
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    What, am I the only one that uses chain tree...

    What, am I the only one that uses chain tree huggers? :confused:

    :laugh:
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    I did something very similar, but just used...

    I did something very similar, but just used prussic loops on some tent poles I had.

    http://boon-booni.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Etc/Hammock/i-48s4XRS/0/L/IMG_20130521_195649-L.jpg


    A plus is...
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    I made 2 toggles out of the emergency broken pole...

    I made 2 toggles out of the emergency broken pole sleeve for one of my tents. Super light weight and very strong. Just cut it in half and cleaned up the ends.
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    Sorry, I got mine second hand.

    Sorry, I got mine second hand.
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    I did an overhand noose knot. Pretty low profile...

    I did an overhand noose knot. Pretty low profile and when tied in the correct direction the tail wants to run parallel with the standing line.
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    Yeah, it's tweak tweak tweak until you get it...

    Yeah, it's tweak tweak tweak until you get it right, then just set it and forget it.

    A 3/4 lenth UQ is easier to set up at frist cuase the suspension line can run over your feet making it...
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    Thanks, I'm thinking about doing the same. ...

    Thanks,


    I'm thinking about doing the same. I keep hooking the s-biner to the wrong end. Guess it doesn't matter but the dutch stuff is nice.
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