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  1. They're not the absolute lightest or least bulky...

    They're not the absolute lightest or least bulky option around, but the Spider/Poly straps with Beetle Buckles are about the quickest and simplest (simplest - not most minimalist) option you can...
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    AlumaTurtle, if you haven't already, I'd...

    AlumaTurtle, if you haven't already, I'd recommend you look into Shug's whole YouTube series about Hammock How-To for Noobs, and also maybe his series on Hammock Suspensions. These will explain most...
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    7/64" Amsteel whoopie slings are very commonly...

    7/64" Amsteel whoopie slings are very commonly used by lots of hangers, including many well above your weight. 1/8" Amsteel is also an option, but not necessary at your weight.
    Hammock structural...
  4. Thanks. Yeah, I wonder if similar could be done...

    Thanks. Yeah, I wonder if similar could be done underneath a tarp (not in porch mode) by tying a knot in the elastics to shorten them.

    If I do use porch mode, it's usually on the foot side, not...
  5. I didn't really notice a problem climbing in, and...

    I didn't really notice a problem climbing in, and the bugnet was still up off my face (possibly the best feature of the WBBB), but all the fabric between the bugnet tie outs and my shoulder was...
  6. Hiking pole under the tarp you mean? Not as in...

    Hiking pole under the tarp you mean? Not as in porch mode? That's a good suggestion.
  7. Suggestions for XLC bugnet/shelf tieouts under winter tarp

    I'm still relatively new to the Blackbird XLC. I used it last night for the first time under a winter tarp, my HG DCF Palace. For the bugnet and shelf, I just ran the tie out cords to the same stakes...
  8. Lots of gear and very little storage space is a...

    Lots of gear and very little storage space is a tough combo. There are bound to be some compromises. If you value a clutter free living space, then consider quilts in plastic bins in the garage. If...
  9. Among others: Dutchware Chameleon Warbonnet...

    Among others:

    Dutchware Chameleon
    Warbonnet Blackbird
    Dream Hammock Sparrow

    All have bugnets that are fully removable by zipping them completely off the hammock. These also have top covers...
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    Just don't get mowed down by pleasure boaters or...

    Just don't get mowed down by pleasure boaters or jet skiers. Stick to skinny water with no boat launch.
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    It's been a while, but it's a matter of...

    It's been a while, but it's a matter of connecting these squeeze hooks on the peak shelf to the 1/2" D-rings inside the hammock, correct? And then vice-versa on the shelf/ridgeline connection?
    ...
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    Fair play, and I didn't really mean to imply that...

    Fair play, and I didn't really mean to imply that discussions should be closed or anything like that. It's is an open, public forum after all. It was a comment/post I probably shouldn't have made,...
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    I wasn't really familiar with them, but found...

    I wasn't really familiar with them, but found them through a little searching.

    The thread I linked to was locked in May 2016 and later the same day, this one was started....
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    https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/124...

    https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/124723-COGs
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    Since printing gear became a thing, I've always...

    Since printing gear became a thing, I've always thought Steichen's The Pond - Moonlight would be a cool image to have printed on a tarp. It's a photo from 1904 and at the time in 2006 a print of it...
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    Intense!

    Intense!
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    I realize that part of my response only...

    I realize that part of my response only reiterated what you had already said. In part, I was responding to the original post, and in part I was pointing out how the shelf situation works when...
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    I was thinking about having one made from a photo...

    I was thinking about having one made from a photo of one of our cats caught mid-yawn. Those are always interesting photos.
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    If the source image has enough extra room at the...

    If the source image has enough extra room at the top, you can crop so that the desired center of the image (A-frame cabin, in this case... and cool photo, btw) is below center in the image you...
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    This one is a 7:4 aspect ratio and it's difficult...

    This one is a 7:4 aspect ratio and it's difficult to say if it's any closer. One thing is for sure, the preview tool definitely cheats the image upward (and there's no way to counteract that), which...
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    No shock cord on the WB UQP. It has ribbon ties...

    No shock cord on the WB UQP. It has ribbon ties at the ends that could be tied to the continuous loops at the ends of the hammock in lieu of using the zippers.
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    Agreed about weight savings with 2QZQ. On the...

    Agreed about weight savings with 2QZQ. On the Warbonnet, there are 2 half zipper tracks (1 per side) on the UQP by default. Choosing the $15 added zipper track brings it up to 4 half zipper tracks...
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    Just my humble opinion again... Even with this...

    Just my humble opinion again... Even with this one, I think the most interesting part of the image, the ripples in the foreground, was lost to the crop. The horizon is close to the upper 1/3 of the...
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    See thread here for more info, if interested. ...

    See thread here for more info, if interested.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/150805-BB-XLC-sock-system
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    If using the zippers on the Warbonnet UQP, it can...

    If using the zippers on the Warbonnet UQP, it can zip to the top cover or bugnet. If not using a top cover/bugnet, the UQP can also attach to the hammock without using zippers, using the end ties...
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    Have to say, I agree too, for anyone looking for...

    Have to say, I agree too, for anyone looking for precision on the cropping and centering of an image. The dimensions of the pillow are given as 12" x 8". I made a test image with that aspect ratio...
  27. I'm reminded of my very first hammock purchase, a...

    I'm reminded of my very first hammock purchase, a Grand Trunk Ultralight, in 2011. In retrospect, the title is a bit ironic because they took a 9' lightweight hammock and added heavy rope and about...
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    I like this! I mean no offense to anyone posting...

    I like this! I mean no offense to anyone posting their actual landscape photography, but IMHO, this is decidedly more interesting.
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    The new Dream Tex is a 1.6 oz per sq yard, 40D...

    The new Dream Tex is a 1.6 oz per sq yard, 40D fabric with a special ripstop grid which combines the normal square grid ripstop pattern with a diamond grid. It looks like 2 square grid patterns with...
  30. A Hammock Gear DCF Hex Tarp would be a little...

    A Hammock Gear DCF Hex Tarp would be a little over 3 oz lighter than the Paladin, but also costs $70 more.
    Add doors and the DCF Standard is less than 4 oz lighter than the Paladin with doors, but...
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    The loose fabric is one reason why some people...

    The loose fabric is one reason why some people like using tie-outs on the hammock, even when not using a bugnet. Your Sparrow may have come with a set, depending on the options you chose.
    I'm not a...
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    I'm having a hard time picturing what you're...

    I'm having a hard time picturing what you're trying to describe, but I know I'm never comfortable for extended periods in a gathered end hammock without a small pillow. I mostly use it for neck...
  33. RBTR has 3 weights of mesh - 0.5, 0.67, & 0.9 oz...

    RBTR has 3 weights of mesh - 0.5, 0.67, & 0.9 oz per sq yard. Monolite is 1.0 oz per sq yard, making it a little heavier than their heaviest mesh and twice as heavy as their lightest.
    ...
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    Droste Effect pillow ...

    Droste Effect pillow

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/inception_pillow.jpg
  35. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    According to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and...

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a dollar bill weighs one gram.

    $1,114 = 11x ($100 bills), 1x ($10 bill), 4x ($1 bills)
    Net weight of bills = 16g = 0.035 lb

    Subtract...
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    Some people just like to stir the pot. Check...

    Some people just like to stir the pot. Check this user's previous posts if you're interested. Many are of a similar nature. Everyone's entitled to their opinions, but some are more interested than...
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    Earlier in the thread, Kyle stated this would be...

    Earlier in the thread, Kyle stated this would be a replacement.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/153078-1-2-MTN-XL-restocking?p=1978640#post1978640
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    What are the dimensions of the pillow? A...

    What are the dimensions of the pillow?

    A 32"x24" image displayed on a monitor at 72 pixels per inch (PPI) would be 2304x1728 pixels. Printed at 300 dots per inch (DPI), that same resolution would...
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    I've had a printed hammock for a little over a...

    I've had a printed hammock for a little over a year and the image is very durable. I won't claim to know exactly how it works, but the process isn't just screen-printing on the fabric the way...
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    Disclaimer: I've only had the Blackbird XLC for...

    Disclaimer: I've only had the Blackbird XLC for about 2 weeks. I've had it hung in my garage continuously and have been trying different quilts and such with it.

    With a "typical" underquilt like...
  41. IMO, it's up to you if you want to tilt the stand...

    IMO, it's up to you if you want to tilt the stand or not. It's not necessary to do so. Tilting the stand does allow for the foot end of the hammock fabric to be higher than the head end of the...
  42. Amending one thing I said above, the thru-holes...

    Amending one thing I said above, the thru-holes in the commercial Tensa4 stand are closer to the ends of the poles than I said. They are basically right where the rubber feet end.
    ...
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    I think (most of) his posts that were...

    I think (most of) his posts that were questionable were deleted, but at least at one point, vestiges of (some of) those posts remained in quote posts by other forum members.

    From what I remember...
  44. Another factor to consider when getting into the...

    Another factor to consider when getting into the nitty gritty of inches, is how close to the ends of the poles you drill the holes that the stand ridgeline or other connection method (many...
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    Most of the pillows made by hammock vendors have...

    Most of the pillows made by hammock vendors have a tether.

    Hammock Gear (the one the OP owns), Dutchware, and Loco Libre pillows have a single tether point at the top center of the pillow....
  46. The longer the poles the more bending moment they...

    The longer the poles the more bending moment they will have. If it were me building a stand with 10' poles, I would use 1" EMT throughout, or fence rail. If the stand is for home use and if you can...
  47. Billybob, the commercial Tensahedron stand has 4...

    Billybob, the commercial Tensahedron stand has 4 poles that are each 8'6” when assembled. The Ridgerunner fits, but only just. You'll want to forego using any extra suspension on the Ridgerunner and...
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    Another nice use of the copper grommets. Looks...

    Another nice use of the copper grommets. Looks sharp in black. Well done and welcome to the world of posting after nearly 4 years of silence.
  49. The biggest downsides to having only a 0 quilt...

    The biggest downsides to having only a 0 quilt would be:

    - cost: a 0 underquilt uses more down and is therefore a good bit more expensive than a 20 or 40. Granted, a 0 is cheaper than...
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    A couple other ideas... Maybe you could run a...

    A couple other ideas...

    Maybe you could run a line of shock cord from hammock corner to corner, with one of these threaded onto it.
    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/springless-cordlocks/
    Then...
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