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  1. When I say "head left/feet right", I mean that...

    When I say "head left/feet right", I mean that when I am laying in a hammock, I have my left shoulder over near where the left side of the hammock is when I am laying in it. Based on MY left, not...
  2. This first. It solves a lot of problems I have...

    This first. It solves a lot of problems I have sometimes with gathered hammocks. And it is easy enough to try out, and free. Since you are sleeping indoors, just grab an extra pillow and put it under...
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    I have not had the opportunity to sleep below...

    I have not had the opportunity to sleep below zero, only rarely very close to zero. Just lots of teens and 20s over the years, and on backpacking trips several long days hike and several high...
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    Phantom, I agree with Norfolk Yeti, LOL! I...

    Phantom, I agree with Norfolk Yeti, LOL! I estimate that, assuming all of those quilts are good for you at their ratings(varies of course with how cold of a sleeper and skill at using), and assuming...
  5. Great video, Shug, as usual! So, old Shug playing...

    Great video, Shug, as usual! So, old Shug playing with some vapor barriers(socks) even at what are balmy temps for Shug? Cool! Or, maybe: warm!
  6. YES! I definitely wanted an update, and thank you...

    YES! I definitely wanted an update, and thank you for giving it! I can see how having those brackets to close to the center of the top rail could lead to a bend on the ends. Good move on the wood...
  7. Looks like Y'all had a good trip in a pretty...

    Looks like Y'all had a good trip in a pretty place. I guess deer gun season has started now?
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    That is my technique, and it has worked for me...

    That is my technique, and it has worked for me for many a year. But for others: YMMV.

    My fav trick was with my old Speer Pea Pod, which I don't have anymore. It was rated 20F on bottom. It had...
  9. OK, foot end towards the head end, got it. That...

    OK, foot end towards the head end, got it. That makes more sense. Although, I've never had that happen if I was attached to the end caps. Only if I was instead attached to the L bracket connectors...
  10. You are saying that the lt feet moved towards the...

    You are saying that the lt feet moved towards the rt feet, rather than apart? They moved towards each other, "closer to each other."? Rather than away from each other, the way we are normally...
  11. Sorry to hear that. So the L brackets that the...

    Sorry to hear that. So the L brackets that the top rail goes thru(and that the legs go into) moved towards the middle? So does that mean your hammock was hooked around the L brackets rather than thru...
  12. OK, I finally got it, thanks again, Promotions!...

    OK, I finally got it, thanks again, Promotions! Had to use, as you said, the "insert video" button, NOT the "youtube" button!
  13. Thanks! I am trying it, no luck so far. I copied...

    Thanks! I am trying it, no luck so far. I copied and pasted "{VIDEO}yourlinkhere{/VIDEO} (replace { and } with [ and ] )

    ", got no changes, I used the "youtube" button and got a sort of...
  14. How do I get a thumbnail to show for those...

    How do I get a thumbnail to show for those Youtube videos? Or, how do I upload a video to HF? I tried to do it in the same way as pictures, but the file was too large, if the extension is even...
  15. LOL!........................

    LOL!........................
  16. No, I have not yet had the nerve to try and get...

    No, I have not yet had the nerve to try and get an indoor stand past SO. She gets agitated enough when she has to look at my various stands over the years on the back porch/patio. I could tell the...
  17. Moved my DIY Tensa to the yard, life is easier

    I had thrown a tensa style stand together partly using scrap metal(trampoline stand/poles) that I had been using on my bipod stand for a couple of years. I was using it successfully enough on my back...
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    I also am thinking that a VB did not help...

    I also am thinking that a VB did not help OneClick, or did not help every time. On the other hand: about shutting/repairing that broken freezer door. The net(functioning somewhat like a sock) might...
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    OneClick, you have some real challenges that seem...

    OneClick, you have some real challenges that seem to really be almost unique to you! ;) I have rarely encountered such- maybe never exactly as you describe. It is still hard for me to believe that a...
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    You are going to be using soft shackles to go...

    You are going to be using soft shackles to go thru the drilled holes in the poles and join the apex of the poles together? That's fine as long as the metal is prevented from cutting the rope. You...
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    Yep, that will work! Depending on whether I am...

    Yep, that will work! Depending on whether I am trying to push my quilts beyond their ratings using various layering tricks, I often- if my quilts are rather rated warmer than I need for the temps-...
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    BTW, Arutha, I don't worry about the cutting of...

    BTW, Arutha, I don't worry about the cutting of the cord any more because, like the OP, Doowahderek, I have switched to wire rope joined by wire rope clamps. I love it!



    OK, thanks!
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    Just curious: are you using 3/4" EMT which...

    Just curious: are you using 3/4" EMT which telescopes into 1" EMT?

    What kind of clips are you using for adjusting the pole length?

    In the next to last picture, the pole openings look oval...
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    HA! Hilarious! I have been going through much the...

    HA! Hilarious! I have been going through much the same thing lat couple of weeks! I also settled on using steel cable to loosely connect my poles, after wasting time installing rubber grommets, but...
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    Yep, the dreaded calf ridge was probably the main...

    Yep, the dreaded calf ridge was probably the main reason some of us go to all of the trouble of using bridge or 90 hammocks. Along with knee extension or side torque problems, but calf ridge is #1....
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    Unless you want to be like me, and play with this...

    Unless you want to be like me, and play with this gear, there is ZERO reason for you to change. "For what it's worth, I sleep very well in my DoubleNest." says it all. You are not likely to be...
  27. Great review and trip, Shug! I always suspected...

    Great review and trip, Shug! I always suspected that this approach would work superbly, and it looks like it did indeed.

    I've got those same booties and have had them for I couldn't tell you how...
  28. Beautiful trip, and looks like a lot of fun!...

    Beautiful trip, and looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the video!
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    Thanks, Bill!

    Thanks, Bill!
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    I agree. Sounds plenty reasonable. By RL, they...

    I agree. Sounds plenty reasonable. By RL, they meant THEIR RL which comes with their stand. When I tried it with my RR, using no RL seemed to pull my hammock too tight. However, light bulb just went...
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    Thanks for the insight, Bill. found where I got...

    Thanks for the insight, Bill. found where I got the concept of no RL. in addition to Shug. From the Tensa 4 Users Guide:
    "Bridge, spreader-bar, or other tight-pitch hammocks
    Set the base to only...
  32. Sorry to hear about your struggle. I own and have...

    Sorry to hear about your struggle. I own and have camped in many hammocks over the last 14 years. As usual, my opinions differ a bit from most. Which is probably because I have always felt that...
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    In your pics, you have a ridge line, probably as...

    In your pics, you have a ridge line, probably as part of your hammock. I have read some where to not use a RL with a bridge on the Tensa. I can't figure out how that works. Just a WBRR triangle apex...
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    On a smooth surface, such as a patio or garage...

    On a smooth surface, such as a patio or garage floor, the PVC feet connector might still come in handy, due to inabilities to put a stake on the ground. Unless of course I add some sort of anchors...
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    Thanks! I do remember that, and it seems like a...

    Thanks! I do remember that, and it seems like a good idea, I'll search for it. I'm glad it got the seal of approval, because I was wondering if altering the geometry that way would alter the...
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    Thanks for that info! Very useful! I will avoid...

    Thanks for that info! Very useful! I will avoid the door knob! don't have an orange screw/tube, but I'll find something else to use.

    Well, folks, after a couple of hours of trying today, I gave...
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    All seems to be going pretty well with this DIY...

    All seems to be going pretty well with this DIY stand. I rigged up a sort of boom stake, which has held pretty well, no signs that it has moved at all.

    Boom stake folks, does it matter how long...
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    Wow! 8 year old thread! A good one, though!...

    Wow! 8 year old thread! A good one, though! Cannibal( the OP ) was Da Man! He tested the prototype of the original WB Yeti, which was Climashield, took it below zero! (later he also tested the first...
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    Finally! Lots of tweaking!

    But at least I am hanging- at least with my 10 ft Claytor No Net- in fine style. At long last not contacting any pole! One down, other hammocks and bridge hammocks to go.

    However, it has been a...
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    I have never tried that specific combo, but I...

    I have never tried that specific combo, but I have little doubt it would work for me. I would expect it to be warmer than either one by themselves. People vary, but that is what my experiences...
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    Man, what great info, CMC4Free! 40 to 60 lbs?...

    Man, what great info, CMC4Free! 40 to 60 lbs? Even with my 205 lbs today, I don't think I need to worry about my 300 lb safe working load rope that runs to the tree.

    I mentioned that something...
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    Q1: does it matter which pole(the near vs the...

    Q1: does it matter which pole(the near vs the far) the hammock is attached to? Safety or strength wise? Reason: for some unkown to me reason, I am finding myself closer to the bars on one side than...
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    Thanks, CM. I'll go back and read that post,...

    Thanks, CM. I'll go back and read that post, looks like i missed it. But really, even 50% of my 206 lbs is probably too much to expect that round nail like stake to hold me in soft, wet- or even dry-...
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    If the hammock is attached directly to a pole,...

    If the hammock is attached directly to a pole, and not to the lashing that holds the poles together, how strong does the lashing have to be? Since it is mainly just keeping the poles together, and...
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    As every one else said: yes, just add the R...

    As every one else said: yes, just add the R values. But the trick will be to keep them one on top of the other. I don't have a ton of pad experience. However, once, using something that used to be...
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    Thanks, CMC4free!

    Thanks, CMC4free!
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    OK, I finally cobbled 1 of these together, using...

    OK, I finally cobbled 1 of these together, using mostly scrap materials already in the back yard. I did buy 4 five foot sections of 3/4" EMT from HD. If I am happy with this system, I may find a...
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    I used the eye bolts on my build today. I used...

    I used the eye bolts on my build today. I used 5/16, but, I am not attaching the hammock to the eye bolts. I just used the eye bolts to fill the holes rather thn grommets or something else. Instead...
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    So, if supposedly a fleece liner could add some...

    So, if supposedly a fleece liner could add some warmth but not be thick enough to keep heat from getting into the quilt, why wouldn't wearing fleece clothing accomplish exactly the same thing? If a...
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    What if, instead of grommets or copper tubing to...

    What if, instead of grommets or copper tubing to prevent the drilled hole edges from cutting the cordage, If I just put an eye bolt in each pole? Then wrap the cordage around both poles, at one point...
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