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    Yep, just said something about it in one of the...

    Yep, just said something about it in one of the posts. He's not the only only one, I think he's been teaching others how to do his secret writing. [emoji38]
    Trying to remember who the other main...
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    There he goes making part of his post secret from...

    There he goes making part of his post secret from us android Tapatalk users. [emoji13]
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    We hang double a lot. Mostly don't use the...

    We hang double a lot. Mostly don't use the spreader bar unless the tree is a really small diameter. If its big enough you can just make the straps go from opposite sides of the tree. Sleeping at the...
  4. Thread: UV Fading

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    I've been moving in this same direction lately....

    I've been moving in this same direction lately. Mostly what we need is shade, so basically putting together the equivalent of a good winter tarp, only in the sun shade material. It would give the...
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    I also am a fan of the TW. If the shock cord that...

    I also am a fan of the TW. If the shock cord that runs in the sides, like a knotty mod, get cinched up a bit not only does it help spread it (side to side) and eliminate air spaces but it pretty much...
  6. Thread: UV Fading

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    Not really what I was hoping to hear. [emoji52]...

    Not really what I was hoping to hear. [emoji52] That's where I came from, the milspec/heavy as crap world. Still have a 6.5 ton truck and starters that weigh 50lbs.
    Was hoping for some lightness &...
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    Planning to attempt it in the fall. It's supposed...

    Planning to attempt it in the fall. It's supposed to be better water levels for kayaking in the fall and better for fossil hunting in the spring. We were just hoping that we could catch it before it...
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    What maps do you have? I've been using the ones...

    What maps do you have? I've been using the ones from FDEP. According to those maps, the northern section (that we were going to do) is mostly a river corridor that is conservation land. I do see that...
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    Mine is from Jared (SLD) as well, we both got...

    Mine is from Jared (SLD) as well, we both got them about the same time.
    All the Fronkey style that I've had seen to want the bottom left w/ a opening that the quilt or hammock acts as a plug for.
    ...
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    Something that I saw Derek do was to put the UQ...

    Something that I saw Derek do was to put the UQ over the bottom entry net. I thought that was interesting as my partner is totally bug bait. The kind of person that you take to the swamp so that you...
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    I got to use mine on this past trip to the SE. A...

    I got to use mine on this past trip to the SE. A place where bug netting is not optional. [emoji38]
    Used it w/ 40 quilts and removed it daily (slide to one side).
    At first I was a little...
  12. Thread: UV Fading

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    UV Fading

    So back in January Jared from SLD made us some really nice camo, 1.6, Catch-All skins to keep the hammocks in. Unlike most people I live in my hammock and it's up almost everyday. I also spend most...
  13. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    In soft ground, be it sand, mud, etc, I want a V...

    In soft ground, be it sand, mud, etc, I want a V shaped ground anchor. I want the open side of the V stake to be in the direction of pull and my anchor point down a bit from the top so it's trying to...
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    I've set up a verity of greywater systems for...

    I've set up a verity of greywater systems for people and if the washing machine is separate from the rest I still usually need to have around a 100 gal capacity if they only do a couple loads at a...
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    Your probably in the only quarter of the four...

    Your probably in the only quarter of the four that has real trees. [emoji23]
    I'm desert hanging a lot and because of that have worked hard on figuring out which of the many hammock stand versions...
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    Think I'm at about 60 nights in mine. I did do a...

    Think I'm at about 60 nights in mine. I did do a couple mods/add ons to the tarp. I added some hookworms and zingit to the door shock cord loops. I like being able to tension them to stakes.
    I also...
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    Onewind & Derek Hansen

    I just saw that Derek did a review of Onewinds tarp and hammock. He gave it a pretty favorable review.
  18. As far as the prussics jamming up, a pull loop...

    As far as the prussics jamming up, a pull loop like what Myers uses works great.
    I do have a CRL and a tarp attached by prussics. I skin the tarp w/ the ridgeline and tuck the rest of the CRL into...
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    I'll be happy to define them as they may not all...

    I'll be happy to define them as they may not all be "industry standard". [emoji23]

    - The side channels are the little tube of material that runs the length of the quilt on each side. They go from...
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    Looking at her quilt again I realized that I will...

    Looking at her quilt again I realized that I will have to retie the side channel cord locks on one end as they have them on different than the end I photographed. Still no problem to do.
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    Is that your video? The corners in that vid are...

    Is that your video? The corners in that vid are the same as the one my lady has (other than the incorrect attachments). What I'm doing is taking the shock cord that runs the length of the quilt in...
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    mmveets - come on, I showed you mine, now show me...

    mmveets - come on, I showed you mine, now show me yours. [emoji3]
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    How do they have your suspension constructed?

    How do they have your suspension constructed?
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    Got a moment away from visiting, now I'll try to...

    Got a moment away from visiting, now I'll try to explain my mod to the UQ.

    First off I have noticed that even though we both have their UQs they are different. Mine was only shock cord and hers...
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    Well this didn't happen. Our shuttle/paddling...

    Well this didn't happen. Our shuttle/paddling partner couldn't make it due to family health issues and then the water level dropped 3' below the level needed for the section we were planning to do....
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    We often hang together w/ a 12' tarp (don't know...

    We often hang together w/ a 12' tarp (don't know the width right off). The best setup so far has been w/ an interior pole mod.
    Keeping it high enough that the two hammock ridgelines don't cause it...
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    I left mine in the wet Southeast, which I just...

    I left mine in the wet Southeast, which I just left, as I have others out west, but we did bring the one belonging to my lady.
    Maybe I'll get a break from visiting her family tomorrow and dig hers...
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    On this last trip I modified the suspension on my...

    On this last trip I modified the suspension on my Onewind UQ. It basically has the same system as the HGs and more. I removed some of it until it was like the HGs and found it to be easier to adjust....
  29. Thread: Hammock pillow

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    Yes! to all of the above including the squeak.

    Yes! to all of the above including the squeak.
  30. Thread: Pole Mods

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    Thanks! Something you said made it click for me....

    Thanks! Something you said made it click for me. I realized that most people probably have the poles shock corded together and mine are loose. That causes me to assemble them from one side until I'm...
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    Agreed. I've had to tie mine as well. Now I'm...

    Agreed. I've had to tie mine as well. Now I'm going to try cutting a little v in them, as I've heard some do, and see if that helps.
  32. I went w/ interior poles so that I could hold the...

    I went w/ interior poles so that I could hold the edge up in porch mode. The poles would do it but it left 3 feet of tarp flopping around when they were external because they didn't go all the way to...
  33. Thread: Pole Mods

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    Ok now that I have the poles to do an interior...

    Ok now that I have the poles to do an interior pole mod, and have used them a few times, what it the trick to putting them in w/o feeling like I'm going to poke a hole through my tarp in the process?...
  34. On Tapatalk and able to see them all.

    On Tapatalk and able to see them all.
  35. Here's an "external pole mod" using tent poles....

    Here's an "external pole mod" using tent poles. These break down into 13" segments.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210414/c4e573a65c9c9d38c03cfd5304501963.jpg
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    I just did that to my tarp. The "rods" /tent...

    I just did that to my tarp. The "rods" /tent poles I used are segmented into 26" pieces, but I have another version that is 13". I got them from https://www.questoutfitters.com/

    There are the...
  37. It's a bigger diameter snake skin made by SLD....

    It's a bigger diameter snake skin made by SLD. It's big enough that you can skin the hammock, bugnet, and quilts as one.
  38. I have the Onewind and like the adjustability of...

    I have the Onewind and like the adjustability of the buckles but I didn't like having to feed the whole strap through them. My upgrade for that was to get Dutch's Beetle Buckles and straps, and the...
  39. Great to hear!

    Great to hear!
  40. Here's something that I've done w/ my UQ, and the...

    Here's something that I've done w/ my UQ, and the same could be done w/ a tarp if set up right.
    Since your tarp is on prussics you could make one of the loops long enough to slide your skin onto,...
  41. Onewind has inexpensive, single panel hammocks. I...

    Onewind has inexpensive, single panel hammocks. I have a double (wide) that is comfortable enough that it's my nightly sleeping hammock.
    They are available on Amazon or their own site.
  42. Fortunately I won't have too, the 20 quilts are...

    Fortunately I won't have too, the 20 quilts are staying here and we'll be breaking camp almost everyday, . . . so just a much thinner sleeve . . . more like a water snake. [emoji16]
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    What is your bike and how is it setup right now?...

    What is your bike and how is it setup right now?
    I have some of the gear needed and will probably be doing some short trips this summer.
  44. Here's my waterproof, 1.9, camo version of that...

    Here's my waterproof, 1.9, camo version of that Catch-all.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210325/b968fca4249567208b20b399b21b9b2e.jpg
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    That camo one really blends into your environment...

    That camo one really blends into your environment there. [emoji1360]
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    Great way to start Spring! What hammocks are you...

    Great way to start Spring! What hammocks are you using?
  47. Jared can be amazingly fast and quality. I think...

    Jared can be amazingly fast and quality. I think I'm a fanboy. [emoji23]
    Contact him.

    We have a modified version of these, but even these will work for non-rain days. I use it w/ a set of 20...
  48. Also in Tucson at the moment. I don't trust my...

    Also in Tucson at the moment.
    I don't trust my tarp to stay up in the kinds of winds that we get. So skinning is my go to. I skin the tarp in a mesh snakeskin, then I skin the hammocks in a...
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    Thank you for working w/ me on this! Very much...

    Thank you for working w/ me on this! Very much appreciated.
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    Everything came through and the link works.

    Everything came through and the link works.
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