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    Don't leave home without your UQ. 50* temp...

    Don't leave home without your UQ.
    50* temp changes from sunset to 3 AM and not uncommon around here.
  2. That's a very functional rig. Simple is good....

    That's a very functional rig. Simple is good.
    Pretty much what I use, except that I use Spiders instead of marlin spike hitches to make whoopie sling use a breeze.
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    I keep it all together along with the quilts....

    I keep it all together along with the quilts. Stuff it into a 30L compression sack. Ready to hang at the next stop and the bug net acts like a Lazy Slug.
  4. There are a lot of inconveniences here in...

    There are a lot of inconveniences here in Montana.

    You often get splashed walking along some rocky trails.

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    Getting to your...
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    Common sense rules on the trail as described...

    Common sense rules on the trail as described before.
    I'm more concerned with black bears than grizzlies. Last ditch defense with a griz is to play dead. They may take a bite or two, but generally...
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    The silpoly makes a nice tarp, but there's no...

    The silpoly makes a nice tarp, but there's no comparison to the cuben.
    Looking forward to seeing what you've made.
  7. Running a line from tree to tree and then hanging...

    Running a line from tree to tree and then hanging from it will sag you to the ground.
    Six foot whoopies are plenty long enough. That Dutch guy knows a thing or six about it.
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    May want to make yourself a fancy UQP. Fabrics...

    May want to make yourself a fancy UQP. Fabrics Available
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    On the way up to Spanish Lakes through the access...

    On the way up to Spanish Lakes through the access on Ted Turner's buffalo ranch.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/P8020004_zpsc3052793.jpg

    In Idaho at Hanson...
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    Get some fabric scraps and practice, it's not...

    Get some fabric scraps and practice, it's not that difficult once you gain a little confidence in your skills. Adhesives are not going to work.
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    Having owned some of your past work...get busy....

    Having owned some of your past work...get busy. It's vendor quality output.
    I just sold the tarp I bought from you a couple years ago and got a cuben.
    Welcome to self employment.
  12. Don't drop off for a few extra winks if you wake...

    Don't drop off for a few extra winks if you wake up early. Rude awakening. BTDT
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    I'm a cold sleeper in a cold climate, but my 0*...

    I'm a cold sleeper in a cold climate, but my 0* quilts also come off May - October, and the 20's go on.
    I'm a full time, outdoor sleeper and the nights are cool even in the summer.
    Will probably...
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    Bears in the woods...

    Bears in the woods
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    It's a great item to have. I made one for winter...

    It's a great item to have. I made one for winter sleeping as it provides insulation under your head. Use it full time ever since. Weighs nothing and is comfortable.
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    Part of that problem lies in the fact that I...

    Part of that problem lies in the fact that I cannot get it hung much higher. Was planning to raise the foot end about 6", which will max out the height.
    Head end is near its limit also. In any case,...
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    Here's the hammock. Of note is that it's...

    Here's the hammock. Of note is that it's suspended at a 21 foot distance. The adjustable ridge line here is set at 114", which is about 90% of hammock length.
    ...
  18. A standard width UQ will fit that just fine.

    A standard width UQ will fit that just fine.
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    I'll post up my summer back yard sleeping rig...

    I'll post up my summer back yard sleeping rig after I mow the lawn today. It has a ridiculous amount of sag when unoccupied. I can bend the ridge line about 30* with a little effort when I'm in it....
  20. Thread: Best for me?

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    As you may have gathered, there are no simple...

    As you may have gathered, there are no simple answers. It took me a couple of hammocks to figure out that I hate zippers and tie outs for shelves, foot boxes, right/left lay. I've gotten into DIY and...
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    Start by attaching your tree straps up high, as...

    Start by attaching your tree straps up high, as in at least to the top of your head.
    Hang your hammock and drop your straps/whoopies down so that there is a lot of sag in the hammock. If you have a...
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    When are your 10 days? Lots of snow still at...

    When are your 10 days? Lots of snow still at elevations. Idaho around Couer d'alene should be open. Still snow at Glacier, but may be open lower.
    In July, there's THIS
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    FS: 11 foot Hammock Tarp

    For sale is a DIY 11 ft hammock tarp. Shaped much like a Tadpole, but has a one piece center with the seams on the sides.
    Does not need to be seam sealed.
    Also has two extra D rings for tie outs on...
  24. FS: $$ sent to you

    $$ sent to you
  25. FS: I'll take it. PM me payment info

    I'll take it. PM me payment info
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    Insulated UQP. Used with my UQ in the winter, now...

    Insulated UQP. Used with my UQ in the winter, now using it instead of an under quilt.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/PA160001_zps93edbio4.jpg
    ...
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    FS: Sold. Shipping it out tomorrow.

    Sold. Shipping it out tomorrow.
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    FS: Sold pending funds.

    Sold pending funds.
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    FS: GoLite Down Jacket

    For sale is an 800 down fill GoLite jacket. Only worn a few times, in excellent condition.
    Pertex Eco is the jacket fabric.
    Size is large. Fits me perfectly - I'm a 42 regular suit coat.
    Comes...
  30. Getting started, based on your 60/40 plans and...

    Getting started, based on your 60/40 plans and close to your budget:

    Simple hammock with removable ridge line (Dutch has the necessary hardware. Start at 11 ft for the hammock)
    Fronkey style bug...
  31. I would guess that he already has marketing deals...

    I would guess that he already has marketing deals in place with the other vendors to sell related products (ie: tarp flies with tarp makers).
    The MYG site is a different concept as noted above.
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    The GT is 10' 6" +1 on raising the foot end by...

    The GT is 10' 6"
    +1 on raising the foot end by hanging it higher on the tree before fiddling with the strap length.
  33. The best dimensions for a hammock for me are 11'...

    The best dimensions for a hammock for me are 11' x 62-64". Another factor is the amount of stretch in the fabric. I like some in the hammock and have 1.0 and 1.1 rip stop. You might find less stretch...
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    Yes, the tarp is mine. It's my go to rig on the...

    Yes, the tarp is mine. It's my go to rig on the trail. Similar to the Tadpole in size & shape. It's an artful piece of work I bought from one of the inmates here (Streamline).
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    Arrowhead sells a Bear Bag...

    Arrowhead sells a Bear Bag throw line rig.
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    Almost as good as seamless: ...

    Almost as good as seamless:

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/P5030003_zps4810e581.jpg

    Solid piece for the top and seams on the side.
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    Put it in your stuff sack as you take it down....

    Put it in your stuff sack as you take it down. Hang it from the stuff sack as you put it up. Don't see the need for an extra skin for the hammock unless you're going whole hog and going the Lazy Slug...
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    It's bag. Tie it up right so bears don't get to...

    It's bag. Tie it up right so bears don't get to it. See PCT Hang
    A simple stuff sack is all you need.
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    I first check the trees for claw marks, and the...

    I first check the trees for claw marks, and the ground for prints and scat.

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  40. I know a guy who can fix you right up. ...

    I know a guy who can fix you right up.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/e2931916-602b-46b0-8112-ecad7781636c_zps39ee43aa.jpg

    Otherwise, put a lot of sag in the hammock. When...
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    A simple DIY gallows solved most of my thread...

    A simple DIY gallows solved most of my thread problems.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/PC190012_zpscec9f194.jpg
  42. If it can't breathe, you will get condensation...

    If it can't breathe, you will get condensation between you and the waterproof surface.
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    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/...

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    I would think, that based on where you live, a...

    I would think, that based on where you live, a net would be mandatory. One great thing about the Warbonnet BB is that if you don't like it, you can sell it here for almost what you paid for it. BTDT....
  45. There's hope. It's only taken me 71 years to pull...

    There's hope. It's only taken me 71 years to pull this off.
  46. I made a winter tarp and put omni tape on the...

    I made a winter tarp and put omni tape on the doors. Really don't like it.
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    FS: Payment received. Thanks. Closing the post

    Payment received. Thanks.
    Closing the post
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    FS: Apparently sold to FourRing. Biners are not...

    Apparently sold to FourRing.
    Biners are not included. Pull the strap from the buckle, then around tree and put through loop. Re-attach to buckle, which is a contiuous loop.
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    FS: Suspension pix. The buckle rig came from Dutch....

    Suspension pix.
    The buckle rig came from Dutch. I made the straps.

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    I think the width concept is more of a personal...

    I think the width concept is more of a personal comfort thing. I found that I'm most comfortable in an 11' hammock that's 62-64" wide and made of .97 to 1.1 denier ripstop. I like stretchy fabrics, a...
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