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    I should have chosen camouflage instead of coyote...

    I should have chosen camouflage instead of coyote brown, hammock and tarp, so lightning canít see me!
    Just injecting a bit of fun in an interesting and serious topic.
    It all becomes real when...
  2. 7/64 amsteel is perfect for hammock whoopie...

    7/64 amsteel is perfect for hammock whoopie slings and suspensions. Iím not throwing any shade here.

    General curiosity about breaking strengths as tested. 7/64 passes test every day by hammock...
  3. Thanks Joe I watched video, not sure if whoopie...

    Thanks Joe
    I watched video, not sure if whoopie sling adjustable splice was stress tested too.
    Maybe adjustable splice was tested at same time as fixed eye splice, and fixed eye splice failed. And...
  4. Bob, if he tested a 7/64 amsteel whoopie sling,...

    Bob, if he tested a 7/64 amsteel whoopie sling, Iíd watch video.
    We already know it works, for thousands of hammock campers.
    Would be interesting to know how strong buried splice tests on machine.
  5. Yes, Tom, there is an overhand knot in both...

    Yes, Tom, there is an overhand knot in both buries.
    There is an eye splice on each end. Somewhere in middle of both buries is a tight overhand knot.

    Thatís on my net less hammocks.
    I recently...
  6. I have a 1/8 inch amsteel structural hammock...

    I have a 1/8 inch amsteel structural hammock ridgeline.
    Each end is spliced with a one foot bury.
    No locked Brummells, no stitching, but the bury ends are tapered.
    This allows me to get almost an...
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    Iíve not washed hammock or quilts. I do lay them...

    Iíve not washed hammock or quilts.
    I do lay them out to dry after camping, even when it has not rained. Then store in plastic totes.
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    My choice would be 1.6 Hexon wide, or 1.7 MTN...

    My choice would be 1.6 Hexon wide, or 1.7 MTN wide

    And have it made 66 inches wide. This will lower weight (after adding weight) a bit, and reduce extra loose fabric around your face.
    A big plus...
  9. NC Yates Hang Fall 2022 November 3 4 5 6

    Always on Time Change Weekend
    Google Maps
    Yates Place Campground, Troy NC 27371
    Also 700 Dusty Level Road, Troy NC 27371

    Firewood will be delivered
    Yates is a laid back, family friendly hang...
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    A fronkey bug net and an under quilt used...

    A fronkey bug net and an under quilt used together stops mosquitoes from biting through.
    Iíve used that combo. It works!

    But sometimes summer nights are too hot for under quilt use (for me) until...
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    Would an under quilt protector help keep...

    Would an under quilt protector help keep mosquitoes from biting through hammock?
    Not sure if it works, not sure of a complete seal.

    Permethrin UQP and hammock
    Permethrin has to dry after...
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    Harbor Freight Hammock?

    What was length of Maranon hammock you got?

    Extra length usually gives more comfort than extra width
    Also a persons height interrelates with hammock length. Short people can usually be...
  13. Yes, youíre right ďplenty of blocking, to keep...

    Yes, youíre right ďplenty of blocking, to keep stud from twisting outĒ (not an exact quote, but close)

    And add a two by four next to stud, enough shorter to let your ridge pole sit directly on top...
  14. Might work, might not work. It looks sturdy,...

    Might work, might not work.
    It looks sturdy, but might not be able to resist forces of hammock suspension pulling laterally or inward towards middle of hammock, and vertically.

    I would choose...
  15. Google Maps Uwharrie Trail 109 Trailhead North...

    Google Maps
    Uwharrie Trail 109 Trailhead
    North Carolina 109, Troy NC

    From trailhead parking lot, we will backpack north on Uwharrie Trail almost 2 miles to Spencer Creek Bridge.
  16. I often wrap tree strap twice around tree, with...

    I often wrap tree strap twice around tree, with small to medium sized trees. Large treesóonce is good. The extra length of strap on a large tree, uses up lots of strap length and there is enough...
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    Strap length

    Two 15 foot straps here
    If they prove to long, cumbersome, heavy, and not needed, I can always cut some of that length off.
    Maybe just a foot or so off at a time, because once itís goneóitís gone....
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    Cagouillard, a hearty shout out from Denton NC ...

    Cagouillard, a hearty shout out from Denton NC

    Yep itís too hot and humid to think fast
    Least thatís my excuse
  19. With two hammocks 1/8 amsteel ridgeline and two...

    With two hammocks 1/8 amsteel ridgeline and two hammocks 2.2 ZingIt or something similar.
    None of my hammocks have a busted ridgeline

    And maybe Iíve heard of one or zero hammock ridgelines...
  20. TomTom, I might go, depends on when I finish...

    TomTom, I might go, depends on when I finish medication regimen that will require me to stay out of sunlight for two weeks
    Iíve not started using it yet, have to wait until skin is healed first
    ...
  21. WV, what you describe might be closer to reality...

    WV, what you describe might be closer to reality than what I had parroted.
    Double the stresses on suspension rather than multiples of those stresses on suspension could be a more accurate...
  22. Youíre right, tension on hammock ridgeline and...

    Youíre right, tension on hammock ridgeline and angle of hang (of suspension-tree straps etc.) are interrelated.
    A good starting point for length of hammock ridgeline is to multiply length of hammock...
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    Youíre off to a flying start. My first hammock...

    Youíre off to a flying start. My first hammock was an ENO, then
    11x5 A comfort jump
    12x6 A bigger comfort leap
    11.5x almost 6 About tied4 comfort with 12x6

    Before I could afford...
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    Yep, Iím be considered getting round hollow...

    Yep, Iím be considered getting round hollow stakes with a nail head type topóthat are a bit longer than my Walmart stakes.
    When my stakes are in loose forest duff, I put a rock or log on top of...
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    Be good to see yíall round campfire [emoji91]

    Be good to see yíall round campfire [emoji91]
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    I have Walmart shepherd hook stakes (would be...

    I have Walmart shepherd hook stakes (would be better to have stakes with a nail head style top)
    I tie a hitch (not for everyone) around stake.

    Multi wrap pile hitch, always wrapped from top of...
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    Thanks Twistytee, we needed you to post Uwharries...

    Thanks Twistytee, we needed you to post Uwharries Hot Loop. First time Oyster and Gage been in Uwharries, next time weíll capture Sasquatch.
    My ďdad bodĒ took a well deserved day off today.

    It...
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    We hiked north on Uwharrie Trail, Walker and...

    We hiked north on Uwharrie Trail, Walker and Dennis Mountains were much steeper than I remembered.
    Many creeks were dry. Fortunately Big Island Creek had a spot of water left.
    After crossing Big...
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    Lee, watch Shugís ten to fifteen part series on...

    Lee, watch Shugís ten to fifteen part series on YouTubeóHow to hang a hammock, insulation, how to pitch a tarp, suspensions etc.

    Maybe go to a group hang or two. You will see all kinds of hammocks...
  30. Plus on slipped buntline hitch Another is marlin...

    Plus on slipped buntline hitch
    Another is marlin spike hitch
    Another is multiple wrap pile hitch, always wrapped from top of stake towards bottom of stake
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    Google maps 24 27 Traihead, Mt Gilead NC

    Google maps
    24 27 Traihead, Mt Gilead NC
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    Not sure, I think my UQ suspension is 1/8 Check...

    Not sure, I think my UQ suspension is 1/8
    Check with cottage vendors, use same gauge they use.
    If shock cord is too stretchy, then it canít do itís job
  33. If my pants and shirt are dry, I just stay in...

    If my pants and shirt are dry, I just stay in them. If they are sweat or rain soaked, I change into spare dry pants and shirt. No socks for me while sleeping.

    If clothes are wet and there are no...
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    Twistytee, I plan 2B there. Still working to...

    Twistytee, I plan 2B there. Still working to lighten pack for summer! Uwharries and BigFoot, canít wait to get in piney woods.
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    Thatís another reason to buy hammocks and all...

    Thatís another reason to buy hammocks and all hammock camping gear from our treasured cottage vendors. Their specs are honest measurements. And their quality is great.
    Some of our cottage vendors no...
  36. AVatori, impressive knot, new to me, unfinished 9...

    AVatori, impressive knot, new to me, unfinished 9 aka knotty 9. Your daughter was having fun, swinging in hammock!

    I like an Alpine Butterfly Loop, learning new knots keeps my brain from knotting...
  37. Hammock choices are user specific. There might be...

    Hammock choices are user specific. There might be a brand I like that someone else might not like.
    For quick day lounging most hammocks that fit your specifications will be good.

    If you plan on...
  38. Fritz, Iím glad you made it back, and got to see...

    Fritz, Iím glad you made it back, and got to see some great views.
  39. Greetings from the Monterey Bay area CA

    I had a Sawyer mini, and it was too slow and clogged easily.
    Switched to full size Sawyer water filter. Itís better.

    Also after gravity filter directly from a 2 liter Evernew bag into an Evernew...
  40. I carry a small folding pocket saw and hardly...

    I carry a small folding pocket saw and hardly ever use it to trim a limb or remove a small sapling thatís in line of hang.
    If a Ranger writes me a ticket, then I must pay, he is doing his job.
    Yes,...
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    Gathering the gathered end

    On one of my hammocks, I passed some amsteel through the end channel (where a continuous loop would ordinarily be. Then I completed the circle with a locked Brummell, but first cinched it tightóthis...
  42. Photo of five honorary graduates of mountain...

    Photo of five honorary graduates of mountain running camp graduation run

    TallPaul TomTom PappyAmos Chris ďFritzĒ Phantom

    Phantom enjoying a spot of coffee

    John Rock my favorite hang, with...
  43. Iceman Aaaaaaaiiiight

    Iceman Aaaaaaaiiiight
  44. Iíll be there Thursday through Sunday TomTom is...

    Iíll be there Thursday through Sunday
    TomTom is going
    And there might be a few more. Several have said they might be there.
    Looks like our bear is gonna outweigh both me and TomTom combined....
  45. Greetings from the Monterey Bay area CA

    Fantastic setupóthat rig is strack!

    When I was a kid, Iíd watch cowboy shows on television that looked somewhat like your campsite backdrop.
    So, I figure youíre a cowboy!

    Not everybody gets...
  46. If you use amsteel to tie down gear on pickup...

    If you use amsteel to tie down gear on pickup truck or small trailer with a truckers hitchóó
    You can secure truckers hitch with these in order:
    Half hitch
    Slipped half hitch
    Three stitches of...
  47. In some of my EARLY videos, I tied a single...

    In some of my EARLY videos, I tied a single amsteel suspension line from tree strap to continuous loop on hammock.
    Tree strap end can be a larks head.
    Amsteel to amsteel connection at hammock...
  48. For me, Samson ZingIt 2.2 is easier to tie and...

    For me, Samson ZingIt 2.2 is easier to tie and untie knots than Samson ZingIt 1.75
    In camp I use 2.2 ZingIt tarp guy lines and tarp ridgeline.
    I use Siberian hitch to tie tarp guy line to trees,...
  49. Forecast (Brevard) rain possible Thursday And...

    Forecast (Brevard) rain possible Thursday
    And rain unlikely Friday Saturday Sunday

    Iím going Thursday, but have considered going Friday to possibly skip rain. Where has my pioneering spirit...
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    Things I should know by now

    I agree with SilvrSurfr, your 11 foot hammock can have a 110 inch hammock ridgeline.
    11 feet is 132 inches. Multiply 132 times .83 and get 110 inches (109.56 inches)
    Some hammock campers start at...
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