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    Hi luvmehat, Welcome. Saw your title and thought...

    Hi luvmehat, Welcome. Saw your title and thought I was going to get a lesson in proper hammock attachments to a cactus.
    Something tells me your standard 1-2" strap is not sufficient to not damage...
  2. IMO if your back is not warm there is nothing you...

    IMO if your back is not warm there is nothing you can do to get warm. There are lots of tricks to supplement your top insulation. Like the hot water bottle trick is one of the best.
    If you have...
  3. I live in Colorado and hammock camp above and...

    I live in Colorado and hammock camp above and below treeline. I just bring my normal hammock kit and add a pad. Above treeline using my hiking poles I make a lean-to with my tarp and sleep on the...
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    I like rolling then sliding in snake skins vs...

    I like rolling then sliding in snake skins vs stuffing or folding for long term storage. Clean and dry is a given.
  5. What a great video. So much more enjoyable than...

    What a great video. So much more enjoyable than primetime TV these days.
    Anyone who has shot outdoor adventure videos knows the amount of extra work you did just for us. Thank you.

    Shug you...
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    It is always fun to see someone doing something...

    It is always fun to see someone doing something different with their hammock hobby. Great job pdxhanger
  7. I did the same. Swapped out to a course line no...

    I did the same. Swapped out to a course line no slippage since.
  8. A breathable UQP can really help an UQ's...

    A breathable UQP can really help an UQ's suspension keep the quilt up against you. As a side sleeper, I would stay away from UQ's with lay on your back leg shelf.
    With proper packing and setting up...
  9. Jon, I have an 11' Dream Daren. I bought it so...

    Jon, I have an 11' Dream Daren.
    I bought it so long ago I don't remember much about the spec's. It is a single layer.
    The material is very light and a bit stretchy for me I weigh 209#
    It uses...
  10. The worst thing our hammock vendors did was call...

    The worst thing our hammock vendors did was call these breathable top cover a ((( winter ))) cover.
    You never want to use these without proper venting once you can see your breath.

    They work...
  11. Dam Bob talk about hitting the nail on the head. ...

    Dam Bob talk about hitting the nail on the head.
    Thanks for your post. I have never put it into words but you did and I agree completely.
  12. For an extra 5-10 degrees what about the hot...

    For an extra 5-10 degrees what about the hot water bottle trick?
    Fill your two quart water bottles with boiling water and stuff in a thick hiking sock.
    No additional weight either. Warm socks and...
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    I have an 11' Darien with top wind cover. All of...

    I have an 11' Darien with top wind cover. All of my UQ's from different vendors fit perfectly. 184612
  14. Micro you are not going to get a lot of luv for...

    Micro you are not going to get a lot of luv for chinese made goods here. That said you get what you paid for in this hobby.
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    The poles are from REI. They are shock-corded and...

    The poles are from REI. They are shock-corded and fold into 3 or 4 pieces.
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    I had Paul at Arrowhead make me a custom tarp for...

    I had Paul at Arrowhead make me a custom tarp for State Park standard picnic tables. He did not quite get my instructions right on the end piece (a small roof extension) but all in all it turned out...
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    Both Arrowhead and 2QZQ have made custom sylnylon...

    Both Arrowhead and 2QZQ have made custom sylnylon pieces for me.
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    I did not think Ramond was even of retirement...

    I did not think Ramond was even of retirement age? This is so sad.
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    I have never had any luck with a hot tarp that...

    I have never had any luck with a hot tarp that was not 12' x 14' I wish you all the luck in the world. What stove did you get?
  20. You did not say how tall you were. But most...

    You did not say how tall you were. But most people find great comfort in an 11'x60" gathered hammock. No spreader bars required.
  21. Yes the ribbon is sewn on and sealed. Tying to a...

    Yes the ribbon is sewn on and sealed. Tying to a ridgeline should work very well.
  22. I installed ties to hold my internal poles in...

    I installed ties to hold my internal poles in place an sealed the threads with rtv.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49982947897_1a017284f1_c.jpg
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    Here a thread on that very discussion going on...

    Here a thread on that very discussion going on right now.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/158536-Quickest-Hang-Method-for-Hammock-and-Tarp
  24. I don't have a picture of my fix but on night one...

    I don't have a picture of my fix but on night one I use my socks from the day and fold them around to make bumpers on the side that always goes up when you sit down.
    I am also extra cautous when...
  25. I only see a side yard. What are we looking for?

    I only see a side yard. What are we looking for?
  26. Isn't that the Top Quilts job? ...

    Isn't that the Top Quilts job?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/2812/11806787945_078a34ffda_c.jpg
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    If you use Google and add Hammockforums to the...

    If you use Google and add Hammockforums to the search you will get much better searches. I have no idea why.
    That said IMO a sore back after sleeping in a hammock is do to the material being too...
  28. Hi Sethery, for me a summer UQ made with a high...

    Hi Sethery, for me a summer UQ made with a high quality synthetic material sound like an excellent choice. I would sure prefer that over a sweaty pad.

    Winter hammock hanging is where synthetic...
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    Making the RL longer does not really make the...

    Making the RL longer does not really make the hammock longer. Remember you are laying on an angle.
    A shorter RL can with some hammocks make them much more comfortable.
    To see if that helps your...
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    I would be very careful if you try and make the...

    I would be very careful if you try and make the replacement RL longer it could stretch and or damage the net. Shorter is fine.
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    I own the same WL hammock as Paul. I agree one at...

    I own the same WL hammock as Paul. I agree one at the foot and one on the opposite side at the head really works well.
    Want to switch head to feet just flip the hammock over. There is no top or...
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    Any standard rectangle UQ will fit a bridge...

    Any standard rectangle UQ will fit a bridge perfectly. An UQ with a leg shelf would have a gap.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/5504/11822716954_81682b8f61_c.jpg
    ...
  33. I have always thought the extra pee thing from...

    I have always thought the extra pee thing from the hammock was because we drink so much extra water to stay hydrated.
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    I do this all the time with extra gear in the...

    I do this all the time with extra gear in the trunk. To save a bit more weight a spare extender set of whoopies weigh next to nothing.
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    Not sure if this will help. I used a standard...

    Not sure if this will help.
    I used a standard 2QZQ UQP for a gathered end hammock and it worked perfectly on my bridge hammock.
    To be honest I found nothing unique about the bridge dimensions. All...
  36. So picture 1 no tarp and picture a very tiny...

    So picture 1 no tarp and picture a very tiny tarp? I barely remember those days of how tiny could you go.
  37. If you live in an area with high humidity dew is...

    If you live in an area with high humidity dew is just part of nature. Carry a small micro fleece towel to wipe your gear off or plan your trip so you can let damp thinks dry in the morning sun.
  38. Are there no clothing and rope stores in Ecuador?...

    Are there no clothing and rope stores in Ecuador? Making a simple gatherend hammock is pretty dam easy.
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    My screened in porch always has a hammock...

    My screened in porch always has a hammock hanging. I change it out as the weather changes. For me standard 12' tree straps is all I have ever needed. ...
  40. For those not wanting to go out and buy another...

    For those not wanting to go out and buy another tarp you can checkout 2QZQ's Grizz Beaks they even make them out of dilemma cuben fiber for the weight consus....
  41. When I was young in the 1970's I needed no doors....

    When I was young in the 1970's I needed no doors.
    180430
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    I can't believe Dutchware was not on the national...

    I can't believe Dutchware was not on the national essential store list just like whiskey and ammo. We should write our congress person.
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    Just a quick update. Rick the owner has made a...

    Just a quick update. Rick the owner has made a folder for the DM section it is not active(open so you guys can see it) yet
    I think he is waiting on one admins input. It should not be very long now....
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    Wow shug although all of them bring a smile to my...

    Wow shug although all of them bring a smile to my face my favorite is your best hammock camping pal The Maple King.
    These really are nice, thank you so much for sharing them with us.
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    I have no argument with what you are saying. But...

    I have no argument with what you are saying. But learning Ultra Light camping techniques is a bit out of the scope of this forum.
    Our parent forum is centered around backpacking and hiking. We...
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    I agree with SS. Hammock Forums has always been...

    I agree with SS.
    Hammock Forums has always been about light gear.
    There are no bushcraft canvas hammocks or canvas tarp folders here.

    Just like the suggestion for a standalone DIY subfolder...
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    I thought that we already did this. Folks for...

    I thought that we already did this. Folks for years have posted they need help making something and other would help. Once the initial contact was made here a lot was done off forum via PM and...
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    I am glad you like the quilts but for me sweating...

    I am glad you like the quilts but for me sweating in too much insulation is just a miserable as freezing.
    The whole you can vent never worked for me. I prefer the right temp quilts for the temps I...
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    Lots of nice places to hang a hammock along the...

    Lots of nice places to hang a hammock along the Platt River. Head East along Hwy 76. Look for BLM land and access areas for bird/duck hunting.
    Get too far away from water and there are not many...
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    Since you joined in 2014 and half these vendors...

    Since you joined in 2014 and half these vendors were not around I would guess it was https://www.whoopieslings.com/
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