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    I was thinking the same thing! Where's the...

    I was thinking the same thing!
    Where's the problem?
    ;)
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    Glad you had fun! I like camping by water!

    Glad you had fun!
    I like camping by water!
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    Welcome from Florida! I don't like those...

    Welcome from Florida!
    I don't like those crowded campgrounds either. A hammock gives us freedom to hang wherever there are trees.
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    It definitely does work. I agree with Scotty that...

    It definitely does work. I agree with Scotty that it's properties are even more important in clothing, but also in thru hikes where you're using your quilt daily and don't have an opportunity to dry...
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    Welcome from Florida. Beautiful area up there...

    Welcome from Florida.
    Beautiful area up there in Maine. I just returned from there last week.
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    I don't like not being able to breathe freely,...

    I don't like not being able to breathe freely, even if it's cold, and I'm afraid of condensation in the quilt. So, I wear a balaclava with ample ports for my nose and mouth. That with a warm ski cap...
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    Ron, I been hanging on Dynaglide for 3 years...

    Ron, I been hanging on Dynaglide for 3 years without a single problem holding up my nearly 200#.

    (well, there was that time I sucked my adjustable loop inside the bury) Oops!
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    Well, hey! Since we're sharing pictures.... ...

    Well, hey! Since we're sharing pictures....
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    Be aware, silicone & SilNet works on silnylon,...

    Be aware, silicone & SilNet works on silnylon, not PU (polyester/Urethane) coated tarps.
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    Sharp looking tarps! 👍

    Sharp looking tarps! 👍
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    Here's what mine has evolved to: Small...

    Here's what mine has evolved to:

    Small Dynaglide continuous loop on the hammock followed by a Dynaglide whoopie Sling with a Dutch whoopie hook in the fixed eye (hooked to the continuous loop)....
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    Good advice so far. I'll add the factor of "do...

    Good advice so far. I'll add the factor of "do you like to make gear?" It can be highly frustrating to some while others view it as another hobby to enjoy. Personally, I wouldn't make my own gear if...
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    Having a small continuous loop on the end of you...

    Having a small continuous loop on the end of you hammock allows one to bypass the whoopie Sling all together and hang the continuous loop directly on the marlin spike (or Dutch buckle, etc.) on the...
  14. Thread: G'day from Oz!

    by MAD777
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    Welcome from Florida! There are quite a few...

    Welcome from Florida!
    There are quite a few forum members in Oz.
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    Catenary Cut: If you hang a chain on the wall...

    Catenary Cut: If you hang a chain on the wall with both ends at the same mounting height, with some slack in it, the natural curve it forms is a Catenary Curve.
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    There's no service like cottage industry service...

    There's no service like cottage industry service 👍👍👍
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    I don't put a cat cut on the ridgeline, but I do...

    I don't put a cat cut on the ridgeline, but I do on the edges except where the doors come together. 1/2" per foot is what I use also.
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    ... For a change! ;) You and the monkeys...

    ... For a change! ;)



    You and the monkeys will be swinging from the trees!
    :)
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from the Palm Beaches. Go Gators!

    Welcome from the Palm Beaches. Go Gators!
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    Totally enjoyable trip. I can't wait to read...

    Totally enjoyable trip. I can't wait to read about your excision outdoors!
    :)



    Been there, done that (more than once)
    :eek:
  22. Thread: Hi Everybody!

    by MAD777
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
  25. Nothing gains the respect of fellow hangers as...

    Nothing gains the respect of fellow hangers as much as being a guinea pig... ummm... I mean, volunteer!
  26. Thread: Tarp length

    by MAD777
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    An 11' tarp with doors like WD will give you...

    An 11' tarp with doors like WD will give you plenty of coverage over an 11' hammock.
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    No! Then everyone will think you just bought it....

    No! Then everyone will think you just bought it. Keep the stitches crooked so it looks like you made it with your very own hands!
    Works for me ;)
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    +1 on this recommendation.

    +1 on this recommendation.
  29. Thread: I've been busy!

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    Well said! Nice work, Rigger!

    Well said!

    Nice work, Rigger!
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Beautiful job! Love the multicam.

    Beautiful job! Love the multicam.
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    I roll & sew twice. Definitely keep the fold to...

    I roll & sew twice. Definitely keep the fold to the minimum that you are comfortable working with. The larger the fold, the harder it is to tame. Keep stitch length to a minimum. Also, sew slowly and...
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    Welcome from Florida! Lots of cold weather...

    Welcome from Florida! Lots of cold weather hangers here.
  34. Ha-ha! That was my first thought! Lol

    Ha-ha! That was my first thought! Lol
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    I like the fact that Adutchable Clips eliminate...

    I like the fact that Adutchable Clips eliminate the need for a Marlin spike hitch to shorten up the tree strap when trees are too close. I always seem to hang between trees that are too close.
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    There's no right or wrong way, but here is what I...

    There's no right or wrong way, but here is what I do.

    Small continuous loop larks headed to the hammock, attach the fixed eye of my whoopie using a Dutch whoopie hook (the hook is permanently...
  37. I believe Dutch reported in post #8 above that...

    I believe Dutch reported in post #8 above that the Kelvar does NOT slip in the Adutchable Clips.
    I hope not because I love that bit of hardware!
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    Now that's funny stuff! Definitely need to keep...

    Now that's funny stuff! Definitely need to keep Horace out of there! Lol.

    All 10 of my fingers would be sewn together in a half second with that sewing machine!
  39. Is there some way to block all threads started by...

    Is there some way to block all threads started by Dutch?
    Aaaagggghhhh! Yet another way to shed grams. Dutch knows I can't resist. The trick is to put together an order fast enough and submit it...
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    Great example of multi-use gear!

    Great example of multi-use gear!
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    I should add to my post #10 above, that my top...

    I should add to my post #10 above, that my top quilts are only 40" wide and I weigh 200# at 6'-1".

    On the ground, quilts need to be wider than they do in a hammock.
  42. That's a pretty heavy duty tarp material. I would...

    That's a pretty heavy duty tarp material. I would think k it would serve you well as a bag for your stakes.
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    I'm a toss & turn side sleeper too and would...

    I'm a toss & turn side sleeper too and would recommend a top quilt.

    A ground dweller is actually raised up off the ground on some sort of pad, whereas a hammocker is down in the hammock with the...
  44. Ha! I remember that! Have a great time in...

    Ha! I remember that!
    Have a great time in Mexico.
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    57koop, I'm sure our trails will cross one day!...

    57koop, I'm sure our trails will cross one day!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery!
  46. I think you have it figured out already! :)

    I think you have it figured out already! :)
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    Down. I'm in Florida and have never had a problem...

    Down. I'm in Florida and have never had a problem with regular old down vs humidity. Note that an extended thru hike where accumulated moisture might be a different story. If you're still worried,...
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    Welcome from Florida and good luck on your NOBO!

    Welcome from Florida and good luck on your NOBO!
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    Looks like you figured out how to beat the cold....

    Looks like you figured out how to beat the cold. I can't help you with the old part; haven't figured out how to beat that myself! Lol
    :)
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    I'm sweating profusely from just looking at the...

    I'm sweating profusely from just looking at the pictures.
    Or maybe I'm just salivating!
    :)
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