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    Agreed. I could never get a double-fishermans...

    Agreed. I could never get a double-fishermans tied without wasting a ton of shock cord. Zepplin bend ties quick and easy and can be adjusted easily before setting to minimize waste.
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    I used this and it worked great until it got cold...

    I used this and it worked great until it got cold and the prussiks jammed on me. I'm back to Derek's setup now.
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    Just to show I actually have it now :rolleyes:,...

    Just to show I actually have it now :rolleyes:, here's a few pics of it set up in the backyard. Since most of my tarp rigging is wherever my superfly is hiding, I had to scavenge some new setups...
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    I saw a lot of people say they were going to try...

    I saw a lot of people say they were going to try this, but never saw any reports. And this thread it pretty old. I had been using a homemade version of this that eventually fell apart (poor...
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    Tadpole delivery times?

    I ordered a Tadpole last Friday (6 days ago). I did get an immediate email confirmation and I went to the website andcan see the invoice there. However, I couldn't find an email address or any...
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    Interesting. I was thinking that I would...

    Interesting. I was thinking that I would eventually get the door kit and then if the Superfly ever turned up, I would just sell the Superfly and always use the edge -- decided whether or not to...
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    Doh! How did I miss that? Thanks! Leaning...

    Doh! How did I miss that? Thanks!

    Leaning heavily towards the Edge now. Although intrigued by some of the SilPoly offerings... *sigh* Time to go dig through more boxes hoping to find the...
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    It was actually one of your older posts that had...

    It was actually one of your older posts that had me concerned about the rings. But as you said, I guess I could add the rings. The thing I kind of like about the Tadpole is that I could add doors...
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    I just realized that you all have been say...

    I just realized that you all have been say SilPoly -- I was reading that as SilNylon since I didn't even know that SilPoly was a thing (spent too long away from here I guess). From my 5 minutes of...
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    Heh, I was doing the same thing and was thinking...

    Heh, I was doing the same thing and was thinking about switching to something else, too. Never thought about leaving it on the tarp!
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    Thanks for all the recommendations, everyone! ...

    Thanks for all the recommendations, everyone!

    Question for the tadpole fans: I really like using Dutch stingerz to hang my ridgeline. The tiny rings on the superfly/edge work well with that. ...
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    Have a superfly - looking for another tarp

    So, I've used my Superfly for a long time and been pretty happy with it. However, in our recent move, it's gone AWOL. It may turn up eventually, so I don't want to buy another one, but I'd been...
  13. That's great news -- thanks for the quick reply...

    That's great news -- thanks for the quick reply and don't work too hard!
  14. LOL - that's why I buy gift cards. It's worth...

    LOL - that's why I buy gift cards. It's worth the extra $5 to not have to deal with spousal grief. ;)



    Hey Paul, I know you guys are probably pretty backed up by now, but how quickly are...
  15. Woo-hoo! I missed this last year -- not going to...

    Woo-hoo! I missed this last year -- not going to miss it this time. It's time to retire the PLUQ!
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    Me too :( Time to set a calendar reminder...

    Me too :(

    Time to set a calendar reminder for next year!
  17. I've actually just switched to this. I had used...

    I've actually just switched to this. I had used a CRL until I got my SF, when I switched to a non-continuous. I found that it was more difficult for me to get the tarp centered properly with a...
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    For those who use the microfleece, like the JRB...

    For those who use the microfleece, like the JRB summer blanket, how easy is it to get in and out of? I tried using this microfiber liner and it was a disaster - it was so clingy! Is the...
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    I lost my tarp suspension on my last campout so...

    I lost my tarp suspension on my last campout so while I was replacing that, I decided to go ahead and go for the whoopie hook suspension as well.
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    I'll be the voice of dissent here -- I have a 11'...

    I'll be the voice of dissent here -- I have a 11' PolyD with a SRL and a 11' SF tarp. In the rain, it's very close -- to the point where I was not comfortable. That said, I am using traditional...
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    I'm using this same setup (except it's an 11'...

    I'm using this same setup (except it's an 11' Dutch PolyD) and find it takes a lot of fiddling to set it up right. Last weekend was my first time setting it up in the rain, and I got pretty...
  22. Ahh... *slaps forehead* now I get it. I didn't...

    Ahh... *slaps forehead* now I get it. I didn't think about the fact that you could move the loops. Somehow I got it in my head that the loops wouldn't move from hammock to hammock. This is a nice...
  23. With the MSH, I kept moving it from spot to spot...

    With the MSH, I kept moving it from spot to spot (as I hung different places). It was the multiple crimps that bothered me. (Also made it hard to neatly pack it away.)



    I think it's getting...
  24. I'm a fan -- I got to the buckles after multiple...

    I'm a fan -- I got to the buckles after multiple MSH's started crimping my webbing. I know it didn't hurt anything, but it just aggravated the OCD in me. :)

    But now having two adjustment points...
  25. Yeah, I get it. Unfortunately, that's too...

    Yeah, I get it.

    Unfortunately, that's too expensive of a route for me. With multiple hammocks, it just makes more sense for me to have one set of hooks.
  26. Ah, I see now -- it's just whether your hook is...

    Ah, I see now -- it's just whether your hook is in the loop or the sling. Seems like a toe-may-toe/toe-mah-toe thing.
  27. Is the hole big enough that you can thread the...

    Is the hole big enough that you can thread the hook onto it in loop form, or do you have to thread the hook on the amsteel before you create the loop?
  28. Thanks all -- not sure why I was worried. I was...

    Thanks all -- not sure why I was worried. I was concerned that there might be a special trick or "gotcha" to worry about, but it looks like that's not the case.
  29. Re-splicing an existing whoopie with a hook

    I apologize if this is already here somewhere, but a brief search didn't come up with anything. But I think this is probably something that has been discussed before.

    I'm wanting to convert from...
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    Yeah, I'm kind of in limbo right now because I'm...

    Yeah, I'm kind of in limbo right now because I'm still using dutch buckles and whoopie slings. I was getting ready to switch to whoopie hooks when speed hooks were first unveiled, so I held off. If...
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    Too late! :laugh:

    Too late!

    :laugh:
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    So glad to find this thread -- I was coming to...

    So glad to find this thread -- I was coming to post about a similar problem.

    I've been comfy as can be in my ENO DN, but switched to an 11' PolyD for the weight savings. However, I've been...
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    Update: So, as I mentioned, I did end up...

    Update:

    So, as I mentioned, I did end up stuffing my pluq with APEX. Here's some shots of it before:

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    Thanks, all. I think for now, I'm going to try...

    Thanks, all. I think for now, I'm going to try and do what brino did and shove it between the layers of my PLUQ and see how it works next weekend. If it works well, I'll stick with that for now. ...
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    How to best use this chunk of APEX

    So, I've gotten a chunk (36" x 60") of 5oz Climashield APEX. My original plan was to use this to beef up my PLUQ so I could use it at lower temps. But the more I read about people doing that that,...
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    Sticky: To answer my own question, from the Nalgene site:...

    To answer my own question, from the Nalgene site:

    Everyday™ Tritan™ (aka Eastman Tritan™ copolyester)
    Max temperature: 100°C/212°F
    Min temperature: -40°C/-40°F

    HDPE
    Withstands temperatures...
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    Sticky: Looks like Nalgenes have changed since this...

    Looks like Nalgenes have changed since this thread was started. I'm seeing two different types of Nalgene 16 oz bottles at REI: the HDPE and the REI-branded Eastman Tritan copolyester. Anyone have...
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    Sticky: Does anyone still use the softsided nalgenes for...

    Does anyone still use the softsided nalgenes for this? With Just Jeff's recommendation (back in 2008!!), I was going to go this route but noticed lots of comments on the REI site about it leaking,...
  39. Thread: Keeping Warm

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    Was getting ready to post a similar thread so...

    Was getting ready to post a similar thread so glad to see this here already.

    I'm going to be camping this weekend and the temps in the N. Georgia mountains are expected to drop down to the...
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    I'm not using continuous loops -- I just removed...

    I'm not using continuous loops -- I just removed the wire-tie that came in the channel and then ran the non-adjustable end of my whoopie sling through the same spot and lark's headed it in place. I...
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    Yeah, I know that seemed a little strange, but I...

    Yeah, I know that seemed a little strange, but I noticed a couple of posts in this thread mentioning how comfortable it was laying that way, so I thought I'd check. Now I see it was Gqgeek81 posting...
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    Did you lie on the diagonal or inline?

    Did you lie on the diagonal or inline?
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    I seem to be the odd man out here. I finally got...

    I seem to be the odd man out here. I finally got around to hanging mine in the backyard this weekend and I'm having a hard time getting it dialed in correctly. My prior hammock was a ENO DN that I...
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    Sorry I couldn't make it up for this one -- my...

    Sorry I couldn't make it up for this one -- my kids are still young enough that their desire for Halloween candy overrides their desire to camp. Looks like it was a great time!
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    Hey there -- fellow Georgian here. Hope to run...

    Hey there -- fellow Georgian here. Hope to run into you at some hangs.
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    Ah, I misunderstood what he was saying about...

    Ah, I misunderstood what he was saying about working the splice out. I thought he meant working the backspliced end through the whoopie to free the end. Now I see. :)
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    So, I'm a little confused (since I don't have...

    So, I'm a little confused (since I don't have these guys in my hot little hands yet). Can you thread the hook on your amsteel that way? You obviously can't thread it through the eye, so is the...
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    Suddenly, Dutch's evil plan comes to light! ...

    Suddenly, Dutch's evil plan comes to light! :scared:

    Too funny -- I just dug back through my email history to see where I got my original whoopies from (since I couldn't remember how big they...
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    It's so funny reading that when it wasn't so long...

    It's so funny reading that when it wasn't so long ago that the whoopie sling was the mac-daddy of suspensions...
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    Great stuff! I'm taking some scouts camping next...

    Great stuff! I'm taking some scouts camping next weekend and for many of them it will be their first sub-freezing campout, so this is great info to pass along,
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