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    As far as camping hammocks go, I started with a...

    As far as camping hammocks go, I started with a WBBB. I used ENOs before that, but that was just for flying back and forth from the Middle East. I've definitely strayed to the simpler side of life. I...
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    Silpoly will have less stretch than silnylon. ...

    Silpoly will have less stretch than silnylon.


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    Welcome from Virginia! Don't mention...

    Welcome from Virginia!



    Don't mention Altus. I spent about a year there in total for training. Coming from the east coast, it redefined sleepy for me. :lol:



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  4. I have a small ridgeline organizer for my phone...

    I have a small ridgeline organizer for my phone when I'm done reading and my head lamp. The rest of my ridgeline looks like a Laundromat. I hang my day clothes from it while I'm sleeping so they...
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    I ripped mine so the baffles run longitudinally...

    I ripped mine so the baffles run longitudinally from head to foot like the cottage vendors make theirs. It could very well that I have it too tight. I thought I was keeping it fairly loose, but...
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    Costco Underquilt Down Migration

    Hey Folks,

    I've been using my Costco UQ for most nights for about the past 6 months or so. Lately, I've noticed that my butt is starting to get a bit chilly. At first, I didn't think much of it...
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    I love my tarpworms. I have them on every tarp I...

    I love my tarpworms. I have them on every tarp I own. I started with hookworms so I could just swap lines on different tarps, but it turns out if your OCD doesn't kick in properly, you forget guy...
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    This one actually took me a minute. For some...

    This one actually took me a minute. For some reason, I was picturing your head in a QUILT footbox. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why that would be comfortable at all. My wife usually...
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    That's a nice looking tarp! The stand is pretty...

    That's a nice looking tarp! The stand is pretty nice too. I miss having a backyard.
  10. Thread: Hello

    by Wanderlust78
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    Welcome to the flock! That's an awesome reason...

    Welcome to the flock! That's an awesome reason to start hanging...if a reason is even needed.
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    Looks great! I could never do black. It seems...

    Looks great! I could never do black. It seems like it'd get pretty warm under it in the sun.
  12. I've always just eyeballed it out of the hammock....

    I've always just eyeballed it out of the hammock. The RL tweaking is a bit tough for me. The 11' hammock puts an 83% RL pretty high up there. I can reach it enough to toss from clothes over it,...
  13. The easy answer is that every common type of...

    The easy answer is that every common type of suspension involves either a whoopie sling or a continuous loop girth hitched either through the sewn channel or around the knob on the hammock. From...
  14. It depends on the vendor. They all do something...

    It depends on the vendor. They all do something a little different.

    Dream Hammock separates out the tree strap selection from the suspension selection. For them the suspension is either just a...
  15. Thanks. I'm a visual person so a picture is...

    Thanks. I'm a visual person so a picture is worth a thousand words.
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    Welcome from Virginia!

    Welcome from Virginia!
  17. Welcome to the club! It's better up here. ...

    Welcome to the club! It's better up here.




    That. Is. Awesome.
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    Mine is really dependent upon the weather. If...

    Mine is really dependent upon the weather. If there is no imminent rain, I'll do this order:

    Suspension
    Hammock
    Test
    Fiddle
    Quilts
    Bugnet
    Tarp (if it might rain, It's actually deployed. ...
  19. The suspension includes everything from the tree...

    The suspension includes everything from the tree to the hammock. It includes everything that hangs the hammock. Suspension choices vary a lot based on complexity and weight. It can be something as...
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    The best way is to understand your pace. I know...

    The best way is to understand your pace. I know my pace (left-right) is roughly 4 feet. I know that I need a minimum of 3 paces to hang comfortably and 5 is pretty much my max. Pace also comes in...
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    Not too forward at all! We're a pretty friendly...

    Not too forward at all! We're a pretty friendly bunch. Welcome to the forums!
  22. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome from Richmond, VA. Always nice to hear...

    Welcome from Richmond, VA. Always nice to hear about people on the trails spreading the good word.
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    Welcome from Virginia. I tend to be a solo...

    Welcome from Virginia. I tend to be a solo backpacker as well. I'm not sure if people just don't like me or I'm too much an acquired taste. :lol: Either way, it's nice to get out and talk amongst...
  24. 1. I'm sure it's possible. I'm always reluctant...

    1. I'm sure it's possible. I'm always reluctant to do that since you don't really save much money-wise and you add a lot of increased risk for the poor sod on the bottom.

    2. You would have to...
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    I have one I made from plans I adapted from here...

    I have one I made from plans I adapted from here. I'll take it car camping, but for backpacking, I'll usually just wad up my down jacket in its hood or roll up my fleece. Being borderline...
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    Welcome from Richmond, VA!

    Welcome from Richmond, VA!
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    I actually picked up the 0.5 oz spray bottle of...

    I actually picked up the 0.5 oz spray bottle of it yesterday at REI.
  28. The AT interviews were an awesome touch and a...

    The AT interviews were an awesome touch and a nice twist on the usual more "famous" suspects. (at least famous around here).



    Pan's interview was very skippy. Oddly, it was only his end. The...
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    Welcome from Virginia. I spent 15 years flying...

    Welcome from Virginia. I spent 15 years flying in big ones in the AF.
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    Welcome from out east in Virginia!

    Welcome from out east in Virginia!
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    I can't speak for the 1.0 on a bridge hammock,...

    I can't speak for the 1.0 on a bridge hammock, but it's become my go to for my gathered end. It has a bit of give compared to the 1.6, but still feels solid (6'1", 205 lbs). I have no reservations...
  32. I'd go with either Be Happy or Evolution. It's...

    I'd go with either Be Happy or Evolution. It's tough to choose when it's a "Collect Them all!" kind of situation. :)
  33. Being a MacLaren from waaaay in my past, that is...

    Being a MacLaren from waaaay in my past, that is one sexy underquilt. It'd go well with my kilt.
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    I've very recently fallen in love with 12' 2.2...

    I've very recently fallen in love with 12' 2.2 Kevlar straps becket hitched to continuous loops on the hammock. It really doesn't get any simpler.
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    For a lighter, less bulky option to atlas straps,...

    For a lighter, less bulky option to atlas straps, check out the Ultimate Strap.
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    I have two basic sizes I use for make stuff sacks...

    I have two basic sizes I use for make stuff sacks and both are cardboard patterns: 15x15 and 20x20.

    The 15x15 makes a stuff sack about 4.5" in diameter and 13" tall. The 20x20 makes a stuff sack...
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    Litesmith makes a reflective 1.8 mm line that is...

    Litesmith makes a reflective 1.8 mm line that is spliceable (Lash/Zing-it are 1.75mm, Glowire is 2 mm).

    See here: http://www.litesmith.com/catzye-reflective-hammock-line/
  38. Dutchwaregear.com is the "fully-assembled" side...

    Dutchwaregear.com is the "fully-assembled" side of the house where you can get ready made products to use. Makeyourgear.com is designed for the DIYer who wants to buy pieces and make the stuff...
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    Honestly, you really can't go wrong either way....

    Honestly, you really can't go wrong either way. They're both great products. IMO, they're pretty much the same as far as quality and attributes. RSBTR silpoly has the advantage of being available in...
  40. What type of tie out do you like and why

    My ridgeline tie outs are doubled grosgrain loops as an extension of the RL grosgrain. My guy line tie outs are shock corded tarpworms larks headed onto 1/2" grosgrain loops


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    Welcome from the Richmond area!

    Welcome from the Richmond area!
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    Welcome to the flock! Tons of great info and...

    Welcome to the flock! Tons of great info and advice to be gleaned!
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    I start mine about a foot from the middle and run...

    I start mine about a foot from the middle and run it 30". That seems to make a nice footbox for me.


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    Welcome from another aspiring gram weenie in the...

    Welcome from another aspiring gram weenie in the Richmond area.


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    It's okay. I stick with the .66 oz stuff though. ...

    It's okay. I stick with the .66 oz stuff though. I found the .5 oz tended to snag too easily. The feel was great, but the mesh was so fine that it snagged really quickly on stuff (Velcro, zippers,...
  46. Again, you are awesome with your generosity. My...

    Again, you are awesome with your generosity. My ultimate tarp is actually getting back to basics. I have tarps with doors, tarps with multiple pullouts on each side, tarps will lights strung, tarps...
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    Welcome from the Richmond area! Love me some SNP.

    Welcome from the Richmond area! Love me some SNP.
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    Thanks for the clarification. I figured I was...

    Thanks for the clarification. I figured I was reading it wrong. It's still great to see the advantage of an UQ over pads and even sleeping bags.

    Thank you for sacrificing your butt for science. ...
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    That's some really cool looking research. Please...

    That's some really cool looking research. Please correct me if I'm misinterpreting things. According to this, just a layer of reflectix actually outperformed a sleeping bag or inflatable pad? ...
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    Looks great! Awesome job. I just finished a 3/4...

    Looks great! Awesome job. I just finished a 3/4 length quilt the other weekend. I added draft collars to each end and a secondary suspension. It worked great, but I haven't had much chance to...
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