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    My guess is that it is like airbags in...

    My guess is that it is like airbags in automobiles. They will help a lot in many cases but in a catastrophic situation they are not likely to change the outcome.

    A roof over your head protects...
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    My opinion from when this topic was discussed...

    My opinion from when this topic was discussed years ago when there were only a few different hammocks that people were using was that the issue with mosquitoes biting through single layer hammocks...
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    That's what I got with the basic trig... but that...

    That's what I got with the basic trig... but that isn't going to get his tripod built. The length will be affected by the diameter, width, or whatever describes what he is using for legs and how he...
  4. The Beech Bottom Trail has access to the Jacks...

    The Beech Bottom Trail has access to the Jacks River Falls without fording the river but it is a long drive on dirt roads to get there. Tim Homan's 2000 book "Hiking Trails of the Cohutta & Big Frog...
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    All hammocks do not use the same sag angle/ratio...

    All hammocks do not use the same sag angle/ratio and the differences change how high you want to attach the straps.

    My rule of thumb for the hammocks I use is shoulder height at 4 paces (12...
  6. Thread: Tapering ?

    by Youngblood
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    I think there are two reasons to taper. One is...

    I think there are two reasons to taper. One is as you mentioned, to make it easier to get the cord to go through the core itself. The second if to make a bury smoother where the inner cord ends.
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    Sticky: That link has been taken down but here is the...

    That link has been taken down but here is the chart that I did for that article.
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    There are a few issues that are loosely related....

    There are a few issues that are loosely related.

    One is durability versus hole size with mosquito netting, thule, Organza, etc versus the very small hole size of noseeum netting. Noseeum netting...
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    Knotty, I recall that the packaging that came...

    Knotty, I recall that the packaging that came with rope I bought in the past said the SWL was between 8% and 20% of the breaking strength, depending on application... but if it was for life support...
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    I thought that using 20% of static rating to come...

    I thought that using 20% of static rating to come up with a safe working load (SWL) took into account using knots. A quick look at that bulletin reveals a typical 50% reduction due to knots is...
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    When the temperature drops below the dew point,...

    When the temperature drops below the dew point, there isn't much you can do. You likely want as much ventilation as possible to cut down on condensation but the air that is surrounding you can not...
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    Sticky: I have never looked at all this from that...

    I have never looked at all this from that perspective. By my way of looking at this I would say that in high humidity if feels hotter in the shade because the moist air is very near saturation and...
  13. There will be more trees than you will know what...

    There will be more trees than you will know what to do with. Whatever you are using will work fine along the AT.
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    Sticky: I thought the lack of cloud cover was a big...

    I thought the lack of cloud cover was a big factor in deserts being hot during the day and cold at night. During the day there is radiant heat gain from the sun and at night there is radiant heat...
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    It is stretch, not slip. Here is general rule...

    It is stretch, not slip. Here is general rule for hammock suspension:

    1- Nylon stretches too much.

    2- Polypropylene stretches enough to be annoying.

    3- Polyester stretches very little and...
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    Over the years I have used maybe a dozen...

    Over the years I have used maybe a dozen different polyester webbing styles, or types, on various hammocks and one thing that is apparent to me is that not all webbing functions or wears the same......
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    I have hiked the AT through the Smokies as a thru...

    I have hiked the AT through the Smokies as a thru hiker and as a section hiker. I believe the AT thru hiker 'rules' are only applicable during a certain time of the year, when the nobo's are coming...
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    I think using the right taper for whatever you...

    I think using the right taper for whatever you use to pull the rope through is as important, if not more important, than the tool you use.
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    The smaller the tarp, the closer it needs to be...

    The smaller the tarp, the closer it needs to be to the hammock to get adequate coverage in wind driven rain. The bottom entry on the Hennessy Hammocks is more accommodating with small tarps because...
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    Rev... I believe your math is a little off this...

    Rev... I believe your math is a little off this morning on stitch length: 10 stitches per inch is a 2.5 millimeter stitch length and 12 stitches per inch is a 2.1 millimeter stitch length.

    For...
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    I had the same thoughts as TiredFeet about using...

    I had the same thoughts as TiredFeet about using 16 inches of webbing for what I think of as a tree hugger and would be interested in what diameter trees that is used for as well as some of the...
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    Poll: Good call... the weather they are forecasting...

    Good call... the weather they are forecasting would have everyone holding up in their own shelter wondering why they were there.
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    Poll: I was just at Pilcher's Pond this morning and had...

    I was just at Pilcher's Pond this morning and had breakfast with a couple of other hangers that showed up around midnight. It turns out that it is on the Pinhoti Trail and the parking area is the...
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    That sounds similar to this 1906 patent by...

    That sounds similar to this 1906 patent by GKAEME, except he has the attached end at the ridgeline. ...
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    The way had I figured it out was that a tight zig...

    The way had I figured it out was that a tight zig zag could stretch along the stitch line but not orthogonal to that stitch line. Conversely, a straight stitch could stretch orthogonal to the stitch...
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    Rev... it is important to not do something...

    Rev... it is important to not do something foolish that derates the webbing strength significantly without realizing it. It is one thing to use a single 3 inch long box x pattern at 10 stitches per...
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    What I saw when I looked at this was the box x or...

    What I saw when I looked at this was the box x or multiple box x was what was used also. It would not surprise me if the optimum pattern was a function of the webbing material, the structure of the...
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    What if you are not getting out, just reaching...

    What if you are not getting out, just reaching out for something or are trying to get in from the shockcorded side and that falls down in your way? Just something I thought of that sounded like...
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    Poll: I'm trying to make it.

    I'm trying to make it.
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    What I am talking about is what happens to the...

    What I am talking about is what happens to the side with no shock cord when you pull down the side with the shock cord... does it not fall down since there is no shock cord to hold it up?
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    Mac... seems to me that in hammocks with no...

    Mac... seems to me that in hammocks with no ridgeline, the side with no shock cord would fall down when you did not want it to if you pulled down the side with the shock cord, for whatever reason. ...
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    Poll: Haha... the pond is visible on the TERRAIN...

    Haha... the pond is visible on the TERRAIN display. It is not obvious on the SATELLITE display and is not shown on the TOPO display. It took me a while to locate that pond too.:D

    The old road...
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    Poll: It looks like the map that was previously posted...

    It looks like the map that was previously posted is about where it is at, maybe a tad off the top of the screen from where it pops up?
    ...
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    Cotton twine works much better than nylon for a...

    Cotton twine works much better than nylon for a drip line... do a test with both and watch what happens. Cotton diverts and absorbs while the nylon will only divert. The cotton really sucks it...
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    There is an unattended metal box at the entrance...

    There is an unattended metal box at the entrance by the info sign. You pull an envelope out, fill it out, put your money in it, tear off your hang tag, put your hang on your rear-view mirror, and...
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    It is $3 per day per car parking at the Old US441...

    It is $3 per day per car parking at the Old US441 trailhead. You need the correct change and a pen to fill out the info on the envelop you pull. It will be crowded and the parking lot will overflow...
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    I might get out this weekend. I don't think a...

    I might get out this weekend. I don't think a lot of people know where Clarkesville is, it is on Old US441 in NE Georgia. When I have driven through, it looks like a neat downtown area with a lot...
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    I've used a bowl or bucket of water with good...

    I've used a bowl or bucket of water with good lighting to test rope and webbing for hammock suspensions where I am concerned with wicking. Hold one end, drop some of the rope into the water, and see...
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    You folks need to be careful with how much you...

    You folks need to be careful with how much you stress materials, whether it is fabric, suspension, or carabiners, etc. Just because you stress something one or two times doesn't mean it is safe at...
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    Poll: Have you tried contacting the John's Mountain...

    Have you tried contacting the John's Mountain WMA? I found this number when I googled "georgia wma" http://www.n-georgia.com/wildlife.htm

    John's Mountain WMA - 706-295-6041 ...
  41. Thread: Help!!!!!

    by Youngblood
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    The Whoopie slings with 7/64 AmSteel have been...

    The Whoopie slings with 7/64 AmSteel have been proven to be reliable by a lot of folks when used properly. My guess is you are doing something wrong with them.

    You have a loop and two ends with...
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    Sticky: If you are talking about in the HH SS where it is...

    If you are talking about in the HH SS where it is placed between the hammock and the open cell foam pad, my guess would be that it is the VB effect. You need a gap, or separation for radiant heat...
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    Sticky: I think Mac was making a joke that went over...

    I think Mac was making a joke that went over peoples heads when you made the comment it halts a major form of heat loss. As Mac points out, we have to lose some heat to survive... so the joke is to...
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    What are live skin trees?

    What are live skin trees?
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    Funny that you should mention Going Gear in...

    Funny that you should mention Going Gear in Smyrna, I ran across some folks camping at Panther Creek Falls in NE GA last weekend. One of them was using a hammock and he mentioned he worked there. ...
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    Yeah, I was wondering were that came from when...

    Yeah, I was wondering were that came from when you suggested butterfly knots with AmSteel... I thought my mind was playing tricks on me.:D

    If you use that Zeppelin bend that Tired Feet and TeeDee...
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    A Zeppelin knot isn't any harder to remember how...

    A Zeppelin knot isn't any harder to remember how to tie than a butterfly knot... if you know you know, if you don't then you don't.:) A butterfly works well for loops in the middle of a cord because...
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    Tim... I have seen my attachment knot that does...

    Tim... I have seen my attachment knot that does not use separate whipping but has the whipping incorporated in the wrapping/knot itself and works fine with the 7/64 or 1/8 AmSteel not work with...
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    I had butterfly knots slip with AmSteel when I...

    I had butterfly knots slip with AmSteel when I tried them on hammock suspension line.

    I would take a look at cascading Zeppelin loops/bends along a cord. I am really impressed with the Zeppelin...
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    TeeDee... I can sympathize with things not making...

    TeeDee... I can sympathize with things not making sense when they should. There is misinformation out there and some of the data you find is likely just wrong because of how it is acquired, if...
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