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    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/cinch-buckle/ ...

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/cinch-buckle/

    I replaced the original warbonnet buckles on both my Ridgerunners and added a set to a cheapo porch hanging hammock. Easy to adjust with one hand. ...
  2. Thread: First rain fly

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    Keep reading....there's more info on here about...

    Keep reading....there's more info on here about tarps than you ever wanted to know. As a person who's owned several Hennessy models over the years I can say their tarps are OK. The idea of rigging...
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    The first time I took my oldest for a hammock...

    The first time I took my oldest for a hammock overnight I'd just got his "new" Hennessy. Mine had been treated with permethrin but his had not. In the morning....I woke up to my son covered in...
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    I use my "bipod stand" on my screen porch. When...

    I use my "bipod stand" on my screen porch. When I don't want to use it I can just push the legs together and lean it against the side of the house. The raw galvanized pipe isn't the nicest looking...
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    Warmth perhaps, but I just prefer having the...

    Warmth perhaps, but I just prefer having the extra real estate to work/pack and such. I'm happy to carry a larger tarp but YMMV.
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    Yep...I've been using the same 2.2mm...

    Yep...I've been using the same 2.2mm zing-it/lash-it for years for both. I think my tarp ridgeline is about 30' and the bear bag just shy of 60'. It's overkill I know but there have been times...
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    I've had one of the thermarest compressible...

    I've had one of the thermarest compressible pillow for years. It's full of memory foam "chunks" and washing it now and then fluffs it back up.

    We bought a pair of "My Pillows" for the bed at...
  8. I just did one of my giant Kelty tarps. I set it...

    I just did one of my giant Kelty tarps. I set it up so the ridgeline was about chest high then pulled both sides the same direction (imagine a lean-to). Whichever edge you want to seal (underside...
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    Yes....you will be miserable. That's almost...

    Yes....you will be miserable. That's almost identical to the surplus hammock I started out with. I stayed with hammocks in spite of that piece of gear, not because of it. Do some research here on...
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    The stuff I had was actually Volara foam. I...

    The stuff I had was actually Volara foam. I think it's made for putting under the padding of poker tables and other "soft" goods. I've heard the the foam like you describe is closer to something...
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    I started with a huge chunk of foam like that...

    I started with a huge chunk of foam like that thinking it would be GREAT!!! However....it folds and kinks in the strangest and most uncomfortable spots no matter how I tried to use it. I kept...
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    I've got a tablecloth hammock set up on a stand...

    I've got a tablecloth hammock set up on a stand on the back porch more or less permanently. That's my "safe space" for when my back starts to ache or just somewhere to hang out.
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    I love my Bipod style stand. All my poles are 7'...

    I love my Bipod style stand. All my poles are 7' but I have a few extension pieces as well in case I need a longer hang (better with my bridge). It fits most of my tarps fine and I can even hang...
  14. Thread: Changing ropes

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    I think hennessy got rid of the melted hole setup...

    I think hennessy got rid of the melted hole setup a few years back. My old (15yrs) Explorer UL has that setup. But now I think they whipped the ends then sewed a big webbing loop to the end. Now...
  15. I'm not a fan of hardware but I've seen a few...

    I'm not a fan of hardware but I've seen a few guys add short loops with prussic's at the tarp edge then just lark's head the lines to the stakes (or just use a loop). This allows you to adjust the...
  16. On occasion I hang my bridge and it needs quite a...

    On occasion I hang my bridge and it needs quite a bit more real estate than the normal 11' hammock. So....I went with the 7' poles. I'm 6' as well so I can almost stand up straight under the ridge...
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    Awesome report!! Last weekend I spent the...

    Awesome report!!

    Last weekend I spent the night under an old Kelty Noah's 12 when the weather went south. Luckily....thanks to my phone and other campers I knew I was in for a rough night. I...
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    I just bought a pack of 6" Kelty J-stakes but...

    I just bought a pack of 6" Kelty J-stakes but haven't had a chance to use them yet. I've got a couple of sets of the coghlan Y stakes that work fine here in FL. They don't deal well with rocks...
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    Just watch the weather forecasts. I'm in central...

    Just watch the weather forecasts. I'm in central FL and we did have a "cold" snap that hit the upper 40s lately. No way you need a 20F bag, especially even farther south.
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    Yeah....I use my "old school" superfly with the...

    Yeah....I use my "old school" superfly with the ridgerunner. Closing the doors with or without a pole mod is kind of problematic. I'd think a longer ridgeline would be better. I had the Cloudburst...
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    I haven't had to "go to ground" yet and make no...

    I haven't had to "go to ground" yet and make no plans to, but don't count out the bridge hammocks. I did the gathered ends for years but it's now kind of a punishment to have to use one after a few...
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    I'm pretty sure it started out that way but I...

    I'm pretty sure it started out that way but I just grabbed this off a FL State Park Rules page:

    "Hammock use and any other associated lines may be attached to trees that are minimum of 12 inches...
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    There's really no "bad" hammock camping in FL. ...

    There's really no "bad" hammock camping in FL. Some of the state parks are more difficult than others. It's only recently we got the OK from the state to hang at all (thanks to Samsara). Most...
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    Hmmmm....got plans Saturday night I need to be...

    Hmmmm....got plans Saturday night I need to be back for but I might be able to make it for an overnighter on Friday.
  25. Yeah, I've tried some setups like this with my...

    Yeah, I've tried some setups like this with my kids and it's always some level of failure. It looks cool on some catalog cover but trying to climb like a tree squirrel into a high-hung hammock and...
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    We did a section of the AT up in Pennsylvania a...

    We did a section of the AT up in Pennsylvania a few months back. One site had a huge frame set up for hammocks. Rather than the "wheel" idea it was just a big square arrangement like a huge Pergola...
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    Howdy from the Space Coast

    Howdy from the Space Coast
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    Ugh...been fighting this darned allergy/cold all...

    Ugh...been fighting this darned allergy/cold all week hoping I'd be good by the weekend. No such luck.... Guess I'll have to catch the next one. Post lots of pics in the trip report.....
  29. Every Noob on the forums asks that same question...

    Every Noob on the forums asks that same question in one fashion or another. I always find it strange since they're the ones most recently coming into this setup from already sleeping on the ground. ...
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    FS: Yep...still got it.

    Yep...still got it.
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    Headcount, add yourself to the list and the days...

    Headcount, add yourself to the list and the days you are going to attend.

    1-Olddog
    2-Juanchoman - Sat PM to Mon AM
    3-O’Boy - Fri till Mon
    4-Timberrr
    5-Big Country
    6-SlyCheer - Saturday AM...
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    So long as you don't have to carry it (car...

    So long as you don't have to carry it (car camping only) my favorite is the Wiggy's ground pad:

    https://www.wiggys.com/specials/ground-pad/

    They offer a pretty fat military discount. The pads...
  33. I use my "thread injector" every so often to make...

    I use my "thread injector" every so often to make a stuff sack, some tree straps, or maybe a stake bag. My skills kind of end there. I have a feeling that a skilled person with a mediocre machine...
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    FS: I had my friend make 2 but ended up selling one...

    I had my friend make 2 but ended up selling one of them last year since I was down to a single gathered end (2 other bridge hammocks in the shed). Actually, I'd like to have a plain jungle blanket...
  35. If not....I'm in Rockledge with a few year old...

    If not....I'm in Rockledge with a few year old Brother machine you're welcome to borrow.
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    I've got one of the cheaper non-insulated Klymit...

    I've got one of the cheaper non-insulated Klymit pads I was considering trying this with. For FL temps I figure throwing a fleece sleeve around it would suffice for insulation or I just throw the...
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    FS: Sorry...been "off the grid" for the past few...

    Sorry...been "off the grid" for the past few days.

    No idea of temp rating but the "designer" on Youtube claimed it was good down to about 45F. Since I made this one to double up into a kind of...
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    That hits the nail on the head. I heard years...

    That hits the nail on the head. I heard years ago that fishing lures were made to catch fishermen, not fish. Those brightly colored multi-panel fabrics look awesome hanging between palm trees on a...
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    Zing-it..... Before hitting the forums I was...

    Zing-it.....

    Before hitting the forums I was doing like a lot of folks and trying to use paracord or some other stretchy stuff for a lot of basic hanging uses. Once I finally got on here and...
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    I've hung several times between my roof rack and...

    I've hung several times between my roof rack and a handy tree/pole. I've also built one of these stand for the back porch and those times when there's absolutely no trees/poles available: ...
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    FS: Shameless Bump.....

    Shameless Bump.....
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    I've been using my hiking poles so my stock...

    I've been using my hiking poles so my stock spreaders just kind of sit if you're looking for a set. These are the "old" style with the larger diameter head tube but still with the little 4"...
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    I like my "lazy slug tube" for my hammock and a...

    I like my "lazy slug tube" for my hammock and a set of snakeskins for the tarp. With the pair I can set up or tear down in a minute if I really rush once everything is set for the hanging distance. ...
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    FS: Snugpak Jungle Blanket UQ

    I got the itch two years ago to make a pair of underquilts according to the instructions from Sargevining on his youtube channel. Since my DIY skills are pretty limited and I didn't want to mess it...
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    I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about...

    I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about with regards to being able to "rig" the suspension separately. What's stopping you right not from connecting the straps to the trees then connecting...
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    I've found packing the items individually does...

    I've found packing the items individually does take up less space in my pack but the ease/speed of setup makes it worthwhile sometimes. I really like using my LST setup with a large drybag on...
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    That setup looks like of "floppy"...did you snug...

    That setup looks like of "floppy"...did you snug up the lines and corners later? Seems like that would flap like mad in the wind.
  48. I'm thinking next trip we need to organize a...

    I'm thinking next trip we need to organize a bushwhack over to Juniper Creek. From the pond it can't be more than a mile due East from camp. Or....we could kind of loop around onto the FS road that...
  49. Thread: Tarp Storage?

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    All 3 of my silnylon tarps live in snakeskins...

    All 3 of my silnylon tarps live in snakeskins between trips with no problems (one is about 12yrs old). Just make sure they're dry. Mine are hanging on the porch right now from a trip this weekend. ...
  50. Thread: UQP question

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    I just used mine this weekend with my old HH...

    I just used mine this weekend with my old HH Explorer UL to make a 2nd layer and keep the bugs off my back. My only "mod" to mine was to sew some loops on the edge to correspond with the pullouts on...
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