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  1. Poll: split rings for me.

    split rings for me.
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    tarp worms. reason: hookworms bend and to use ,...

    tarp worms. reason: hookworms bend and to use , you must leave lines attached to stakes. I keep my lines attached to the tarp via tarpworm.
  3. Despite the off and on again rain, life struggles...

    Despite the off and on again rain, life struggles that kept some members from attending our host were awesome, the venue was beautiful. The rain brought many of us together and the sun shined at all...
  4. I live in Chattanooga and it takes me about 3...

    I live in Chattanooga and it takes me about 3 hrs,.or so
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    Thanks again to all of you that made this event...

    Thanks again to all of you that made this event happen, from the fine folks at Blackberry Blossom, our community from the forums, the wonderful vendors and those that carried the torch of some that...
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    I thought waiting for dutch stuff was a killer....

    I thought waiting for dutch stuff was a killer. like the new alum toggles been on waiting list for a while now.
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    Make it work, serriously.... If your dead set on...

    Make it work, serriously.... If your dead set on a spot that is a tight fit do what you must... If you do not have any other options find a way.... I use 5 ft tree straps with whoopies attached (at...
  8. I do tip up thru Ti Split rings. Why the split...

    I do tip up thru Ti Split rings. Why the split rings are perfect size and secure. If it gets strormy I can collapse my porch mode and go to a standard or even storm mode without untieing anything. My...
  9. Don't forget to scan for critters, the trees are...

    Don't forget to scan for critters, the trees are thier home too, recently on a hang some coons decided to leave the homestead and it was creepy, as I suspended from the home tree.
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    I am not a fan of the CRL neither the real...

    I am not a fan of the CRL neither the real contionus figure 8 or the static that connects to two trees and uses prusiks or similar tension hardware. I use individual lines on each end consisting of a...
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    Hammock tie outs: I also rarely use them to tie...

    Hammock tie outs: I also rarely use them to tie out my hammock. The times I do are normally when it is windy and not using a tarp. But on my WBBB XLC I will use on for the shelf, since it is on the...
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    yup, the 2.2hex70xl is silky sweet and super...

    yup, the 2.2hex70xl is silky sweet and super soft.
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    for those who wash their hammocks twice a month...

    for those who wash their hammocks twice a month or more, do you take your CL, or whoopies out of the hammock body before wash or leave in with the hammock gathered.
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    154776154777 They work great with extra wide...

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    They work great with extra wide fabrics, you may have to put them on a ahot-cord like me on some hammock models. I'm a fan.
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    I love my Raven. 154775

    I love my Raven.
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    go to a group hang and test them out before you...

    go to a group hang and test them out before you buy, I have both and prefer one over the other for different reasons and at different times. Who knows your experience may vary.
  17. It takes 8lbs of pressure in a square inch to...

    It takes 8lbs of pressure in a square inch to break a bone, yet that bone can support the weight of 300+ lbs with out breaking, so I would think surface tension, and shear strength are both at play...
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    https://www.amazon.com/el-wire/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh...

    https://www.amazon.com/el-wire/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ael%20wire
    I use el wire 15' is long enough to do one side of a tarp, and of course a head lamp. El wire comes in many colors and...
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    154187 what it looks like, cuben rolled up in...

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    what it looks like, cuben rolled up in cuben and mesh stuffed in sacks.
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    Well since they took cuben skins off menu, you...

    Well since they took cuben skins off menu, you will have to go mesh or xenon anyways. I have both and for me the simple answer is mesh for sill, and other like fabrics and cuben for dcf/cuben. My...
  21. Thread: gear storage?

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    I use a carabiner, during use of pack it secures...

    I use a carabiner, during use of pack it secures my headlamp and water filter/first aid, so it can be easily accessed even in the dark; I can use this biner to secure the haul loop on my pack to the...
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    I love my HG quilts, both regular and econ lines...

    I love my HG quilts, both regular and econ lines are great, and the service is beyond comparison for repairs, special customizing, and working with time sensitive needs. These folks get it. They have...
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    I would think that being cooped up in a tiny pod...

    I would think that being cooped up in a tiny pod hammock for 3 days in a row would really suck. I also think carrying around a bunch of dead weight or vanity gear would suck also after miles on end....
  24. I would guess that the scraps are also made into...

    I would guess that the scraps are also made into items that are also for sale, combined with having patterns and experience working with the material all so cuts down on waste, making it cost neutral...
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    No, It was not a stab at anyone in particular, in...

    No, It was not a stab at anyone in particular, in fact it lines up more to an experience in college. I had a Philosophy professor; His final exam was to have dinner with each student at his home. His...
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    Poll: I suffer from the same madness, for set up. But...

    I suffer from the same madness, for set up. But keep an extra CL and biner as a back up method for tight or longer hang distances and if any unsafe ware on my lines due to use.
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    Poll: I went the 20 full set/40 three/4ths set so I...

    I went the 20 full set/40 three/4ths set so I could stack the 2 to make a 0. Note: I have had my 20 set to 8* and been just fine so I think combined I could go alot colder, not that that will ever...
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    Below are some pics for size comparison, and...

    Below are some pics for size comparison, and weight(my set ups) in the pics are a WB SF Mtn.goat sleeves and stock stuff sack (no tie out lines), HG11'camo/hex in a green HG 12' green cuben sleve...
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    I think the upgrades to the lighter cuben tarp is...

    I think the upgrades to the lighter cuben tarp is the way to go. It's lighter, 100% anti leak, easy to fix, super strong, and half the weight without any stretch: the bad limited color selections,...
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    The power of a latex glove can do that.

    The power of a latex glove can do that.
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    Don't eat 4hours before dark and have your set up...

    Don't eat 4hours before dark and have your set up completed 2hrs before sleep. Cool off by taking a camp shower and changing clothes into something dry and light. Also position tarp to catch the wind...
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    if it is on public land you have the right to use...

    if it is on public land you have the right to use it but not abuse it. So don't confuse it or you could lose it. So hang right or enjoy your flight.
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    Al 152229 and this, 152228

    Al
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    and this,
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    I think I range from the classic Superman up up...

    I think I range from the classic Superman up up and away to the sprinkler, but sometimes the Bundy or the peck palm works best.
  35. Thread: Ti stakes

    by T- Minus
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    Papa smurf over at DreamHammock makes Ti...

    Papa smurf over at DreamHammock makes Ti stakes,http://www.dream-hammock.com/shop.html#!/Tent-Stakes/p/52670790/category=4019214152169
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    I sympathize with your situation, I hate a thief....

    I sympathize with your situation, I hate a thief. But the realist in me says as much as it sucks gone is gone. In the long run I think you would be better off not even renting space to it. chalk it...
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    you could PM it lol.

    you could PM it lol.
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    My thinking was to get a 20* set, It is the...

    My thinking was to get a 20* set, It is the lowest temp I would want to Hang in, and for here in the south is about as much inso I would ever need. At the time there were not any offerings for...
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    If your going for a FKT, or a long Thru-hike,...

    If your going for a FKT, or a long Thru-hike, every ounce matters. If your of wealth, have money burning a hole in your pocket or a gear junkie that has to have the best, price really does not matter...
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    Personally I think it is both the cause and...

    Personally I think it is both the cause and effect. The evolution of us humans tend to dictate our ability to problem solve and communicate effectively: From youth to mid adulthood we tend to make...
  41. Welcome, from the same backwoods hood....

    Welcome, from the same backwoods hood. Chattanooga is a great place to live.
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    The general public consist of..... mostly...

    The general public consist of..... mostly conformist, that only care about the bubble they exist in, and the needle that can pop it. Very few can make it with out the governments aid and authority,...
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    I use a cuben dry pack sac from Z-packs, for my...

    I use a cuben dry pack sac from Z-packs, for my quilts and hammock, at the bottom of pack.
    I use the cuben stuff sack from my tarp for my clothes bag, if raining it to goes in the above sac.
    I Use...
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    AT hikers are gonna rage. But really the shortest...

    AT hikers are gonna rage. But really the shortest way out of the forest is to head to the next state, hike on, hike N or S and select good stealth sights.
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    use reflective dutch wire and tarpworms for tie...

    use reflective dutch wire and tarpworms for tie outs, and refletix with a dutch hook spliced on one end with a hookworm and a figure 8 knot on the other end so it don't slide off, and I hook it on...
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    The buyer beware in me, cautions.... Not that...

    The buyer beware in me, cautions....
    Not that any reputable vendor would behave in this manner or not, But would your really even know if you had received an extra oz. of down? Sure you can weight...
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    Instead of a B and b It would be a Tree-N-Tree lol

    Instead of a B and b It would be a Tree-N-Tree lol
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    Had a great weekend, Thanks L.D. cakes and the...

    Had a great weekend, Thanks L.D. cakes and the Black Berry Blossom Folks for hosting us, Thanks to all the great members that I met, saw and learned from, and thanks to all the cottage vendors It was...
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    And I go the whole other direction. I skip the...

    And I go the whole other direction. I skip the over stuff; Due to the fact the temp ratings on a quilt are an educated guess and is subjective to perspective depending on your vendor and their...
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    I use Dutchwire for my tarp tie outs, it is...

    I use Dutchwire for my tarp tie outs, it is super thin, no-tangle,90lbs breaking strength, and can hold it's shape. I'm sure It's up to the task.
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