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    Jacks R Better used to make a 9x9 tarp but it...

    Jacks R Better used to make a 9x9 tarp but it appears to be discontinued (I'm guessing due to lack of sales). You might see them on here used occasionally. I sold mine off for the very coverage...
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    Not sure on the pre-14 version. I think that's...

    Not sure on the pre-14 version. I think that's the "new" compared to my rigs. The really old ones are whipped then a pair of holes are burned/melted through the whole stack of fabric. The newer...
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    Good, cheap, and fast...pick two. It looks like...

    Good, cheap, and fast...pick two. It looks like you're in a big time crunch and that's going to force kind of a decision in the blind which rarely turns out well. Also, it sounds like even once you...
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    We had a pretty big freebie table at the FHV. I...

    We had a pretty big freebie table at the FHV. I brought a stack of stuff I thought other hangers could use and it all found new homes in short order.

    I do like the idea of giving the gifter the...
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    I had one of the Vietnam-era ones I got at a...

    I had one of the Vietnam-era ones I got at a garage sale as my first. It was really pretty terrible compared to more modern offerings but it got me interested in hanging. I'm sure you'll get some...
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    I got the bits and pieces today and couldn't wait...

    I got the bits and pieces today and couldn't wait to put things together. Unfortunately I couldn't find any sch 120 pipe so there's a bit more slop in the fittings than I really wanted. No bother,...
  7. You can split the difference and supplement your...

    You can split the difference and supplement your quilt with a thin pad. With both an UQ and a pad I don't think you'll have the same condensation issues as pad alone.

    I use a 3/4 length UQ and...
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    I'm waiting on the postman to deliver some...

    I'm waiting on the postman to deliver some schedule 80 CPVC fittings. I'm planning to cut short sections of schedule 80 (or 120 if I can find it) tubing to make some very similar fittings to the...
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    WTB: Check a couple of different soda bottle caps. ...

    Check a couple of different soda bottle caps. The threads on the evernew bottles are much closer to regular soda bottle threads than the Platypus (the reason they work better with the sawyer...
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    +1 on the 4x6. The 4x4 posts on my fence sagged...

    +1 on the 4x6. The 4x4 posts on my fence sagged quite a bit when I hooked to them just for a trial. A 6x6 was about to break the bank. The 4x6 was a very good compromise of strength and price.
  11. Ah..paddling. That kind of changes things. ...

    Ah..paddling. That kind of changes things. Maybe you could add some straps to a silnylon drybag of your choice. You should be able to re-seal the needle holes with some silicone just like...
  12. lgpjr49 If you're cheap like the rest of us...

    lgpjr49

    If you're cheap like the rest of us most camping gear can be either made or bought on the cheap. There are tons of guys on here using home-built wood and/or alcohol stoves. Your hammock...
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    I think you could probably use about any kind of...

    I think you could probably use about any kind of pad with the WBRR. Since you don't actually need the padding but just the insulative value it kind of opens up the possibilities. I wouldn't hike...
  14. Just my opinion....use a stuff sack to store your...

    Just my opinion....use a stuff sack to store your gear and a daypack to haul stuff around in the woods. This seems like a spot where the two pieces have nearly polar opposite requirements.

    Some...
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    Nylon webbing stretches like mad....that's most...

    Nylon webbing stretches like mad....that's most likely the culprit. Pick up some polyester or polypropylene straps (kevlar is available too). The nylon fabric of the hammock stretches too but you...
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    Welcome from Rockledge (just over the...

    Welcome from Rockledge (just over the bridge....). PM me if you want to borrow some gear to try out or want do have a "show and tell" some time.
  17. Silly question for the group...does anyone know...

    Silly question for the group...does anyone know if you can hang in Juniper Springs? I've been to a handful of FL state parks that were supporting the effort but I didn't know if Juniper was on the...
  18. Just my $.02. I've done Pat's Island a few times...

    Just my $.02. I've done Pat's Island a few times and the trail is pretty well marked and hard to miss or lose along the way. It's only like 3.5 miles or so and there's ample parking. It's a bit...
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    I went the other direction...I just got rid of my...

    I went the other direction...I just got rid of my cloudburst for a superfly even though I have a WBRR. Even though the spacing on the tieouts is wider the Superfly still provides significantly more...
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    Yeah, the Hennessy comes with a pretty minimalist...

    Yeah, the Hennessy comes with a pretty minimalist tarp. If it's rigged correctly it will actually keep you dry in a pretty nasty rainstorm but then you are stuck inside as if you were in a small...
  21. Hidden Pond Short is an old road bed that runs...

    Hidden Pond Short is an old road bed that runs most of the way to the site but the underbrush closes into more of a game trail in many sections. Last hike out we saw where someone knocked over one...
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    FOUND: A couple of wiki pages indicated there's a...

    A couple of wiki pages indicated there's a "light" and "heavy" version of Naptha. Coleman fuel is primarily the light variety mixed with some other petroleum distillates. Charcoal lighter fluid...
  23. The poor pond is shrinking and being taken over...

    The poor pond is shrinking and being taken over by some kind of grass. Anyone have a weed razer or something similar they can bring along? Maybe we could do a little trail/site maintenance?
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  24. I picked up a couple of spools of the standard...

    I picked up a couple of spools of the standard microcord (non-reflective) in some high-vis orange and yellow. I'm not sure if it's hollow braid. It might be possible to splice it but just because...
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    It would work but be a big pain in the butt. The...

    It would work but be a big pain in the butt. The bottom entry snaps shut due to the geometry and weight so the velcro just kind of keeps it from flopping open when you're not in there. A zipper...
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    Blackbird is rated as 101" total length and the...

    Blackbird is rated as 101" total length and the MacCat Standard says it has a 125" ridgeline. That gives you exactly a foot of overlap on each end. I've got a hennessy Explorer UL and the MacCat...
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    I didn't sink the sleeves but just put a pole in...

    I didn't sink the sleeves but just put a pole in solid instead. The sleeve idea is for another hanging spot that would put a post right smack in the middle of where my kids play. I'd need that one...
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    Here in FL it's basically damp sugar sand. The...

    Here in FL it's basically damp sugar sand. The soil doesn't exactly have much support for anything (homes are built on monolithic slabs instead of footings). I think the holes I dug were just shy...
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    Those sound like a nice rig. You'll need a tarp...

    Those sound like a nice rig. You'll need a tarp too but don't get in a huge hurry. There are literally a hundred or more to choose from. A big piece of Tyvek or a blue tarp from Wal-Mart will keep...
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    Another option for pre-fab if you're looking to...

    Another option for pre-fab if you're looking to just buy something:

    http://www.hammeck.com/store.html#!/Stands/c/13535026/offset=0&sort=normal
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    Do you want a stand for the backyard or would you...

    Do you want a stand for the backyard or would you prefer some solid posts and sleeves? I'm kicking around sinking a pair of 6x6 posts in the ground for a new hanging spot. I'll sink some 5' deep...
  32. Reflective cord is really, really handy in a big...

    Reflective cord is really, really handy in a big hang (think FHV or equivalent) when there are tons of setups hanging everywhere. I blast through the woods with a good headlamp and you can pick out...
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    There are a couple of threads floating around on...

    There are a couple of threads floating around on the subject but I can't seem to find them at the moment. The other alternative to a gear hammock is an underquilt protector like the ones from 2QZQ. ...
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    Your timing is most excellent. I have a group of...

    Your timing is most excellent. I have a group of friends that normally tag along from FL to do a week on the AT at least once or twice a year. We're pretty much done section hiking from the start...
  35. Thread: Tarp poles

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    Gonna need some pics and what you consider...

    Gonna need some pics and what you consider "problems". There are tons of folks doing all kinds of long and short pole mods on here.

    I used hiking poles and also a short set of old tent poles...
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    Welcome to the forums.... I believe you're...

    Welcome to the forums....

    I believe you're fine for hanging your hammock. Just make sure these are rated carabiners and not some keychains you picked up a walmart.

    There are threads upon...
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    Ditto...don't need the "V". I do however run my...

    Ditto...don't need the "V". I do however run my tree straps for my hammock so they end on the side of the tree. The net result is that my tarp ridgeline is centered but the hammock hangs at a...
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    Stolen and Modified

    Hey Folks,

    Well, after seeing a masterpiece of tarp goodness at my last hang (UGQ with double pole mod) I wanted to see what I could put together for my Warbonnet Superfly. The pics are a little...
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    Darned all the good ideas I saw this weekend. My...

    Darned all the good ideas I saw this weekend. My credit card will suffer. Jim's big tarp with the pole mod got me thinking about trying to add this to my superfly. I've already started scrounging...
  40. It's a church youth group. It's not like someone...

    It's a church youth group. It's not like someone isn't going to pack the stuff up and bring it home for you....no worries.
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    Maybe some of the stress issues can be fixed with...

    Maybe some of the stress issues can be fixed with construction more like a bridge (strong webbing along the edge, supporting the fabric). Your design kind of reminds me of my bridge with the footbox...
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    Works fine...this is how one of my tablecloth...

    Works fine...this is how one of my tablecloth hammocks is set up. You don't need the biners though. Just put a continuous loop on each end of the hammock and use a small stick or piece of aluminum...
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    Great weekend....not nearly as hot as I was...

    Great weekend....not nearly as hot as I was expecting. I came armed with a battery powered fan and tons of insect repellant. As it turns out I didn't really need either. This was an extremely...
  44. http://www.lilricky.com/FT/index.html Our own...

    http://www.lilricky.com/FT/index.html

    Our own Lilricky maintains a site with lots of GPS data for the FL Trail. You might find these useful.
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    If it's a flat tarp (not cat cut) then you're...

    If it's a flat tarp (not cat cut) then you're kind of stuck with a bit of sag. If you have a pretty substantial CRL and you put the tarp over it, that will help. Just cinching everything down a bit...
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    Yep, I'll probably have the UQ protector on there...

    Yep, I'll probably have the UQ protector on there even in hot weather if it's buggy. If you install it on there very loosely it will keep the bugs away but about any breeze makes it billow and pumps...
  47. Yep, I'm in....so long as there are no more...

    Yep, I'm in....so long as there are no more disasters between now and Friday morning. I'm carpooling up with Tropikal from the Melbourne area and we hope to hit Juniper springs right when they open...
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    He stands behind the product too. I made mention...

    He stands behind the product too. I made mention in another thread (I can't find it at the moment) about the sheath stretching and bunching up. I bought the product several years ago apparently...
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    Is there a 12 step plan for "fiddlers...

    Is there a 12 step plan for "fiddlers anonymous"?? Maybe I'm the charter member??

    All my hammocks definitely take me longer to set up and get "just right" than the last couple of backpacking...
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    My son was eaten up on our last trip in his HH...

    My son was eaten up on our last trip in his HH Expedition. My Explorer UL had been treated but I forgot to do the same to his so the nasty FL mosquitoes can definitely punch through the fabric of...
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