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    Welcome to the forum :jj: I'm not aware of...

    Welcome to the forum :jj:

    I'm not aware of anyone doing a side by side bridge setup off hand. Not impossible, but you'd likely need to sleep 'head to foot' to make it work in any practical way...
  2. According to Dogger: Shorts and sandals weather...

    According to Dogger: Shorts and sandals weather all weekend, with just enough of a nip come Saturday morn that he had to put on his fancy robe fer a bit.

    Others seemed less convinced about the...
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    Beyond simply not losing it... Yar- messed...

    Beyond simply not losing it...

    Yar- messed with this a bit. You're pretty well correct... the tension tends to simply concentrate the gather again at the low point. Though you can play with it...
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    The old school magic bullet was the Western...

    The old school magic bullet was the Western Mountaineering Summerlite. 32 degree mummy for about 18 ounces (it crept to 19 these days). Something many folks forget about with quilts is you still...
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    I obviously don't have anyone's sales figures in...

    I obviously don't have anyone's sales figures in hand... but a fairly recent development overall.

    A few years back there was a down shortage and price spike. Stuff got very expensive...
    When...
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    Yar... Brandon should have been included there...

    Yar... Brandon should have been included there with the other four. Though like the above brands; you'd never have heard of them outside this forum or have them be discussed elsewhere.
    That was...
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    Yar- quite true... though there are not many...

    Yar- quite true... though there are not many vendors in the USA who service both ground dwellers and hangers (Enlightened is the only one I know).
    https://1drv.ms/b/s!Apygyt54yYPwg5BPmq22GYZ1SR9sNQ...
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    Quite true... though I tend to appreciate the...

    Quite true... though I tend to appreciate the inverse.
    Money doesn't grow on trees... but in the woods it's just paper.

    Not having to think about how much food I have, how much water to carry, or...
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    Cmoulder... Gobsmacked sounds proper indeed....

    Cmoulder...
    Gobsmacked sounds proper indeed.
    You are a proper English Gentleman for restraining yourself from vigorously reddening her cheeks with the backside of your hand.

    You ever hear that...
  10. I'll have to read through when I get a chance- ...

    I'll have to read through when I get a chance-
    But Hyper D 1.0 for fabric is a common enough choice for UL.

    For FKT or pocket hammocks- Membrane 10 is an acceptable hammock material. Though I...
  11. As far as I know- Tim sources his fabric directly...

    As far as I know- Tim sources his fabric directly from the mill. I recall several posts/discussions from him regarding failed attempts to secure these materials.
    That said- I am fairly sure the...
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    As far as building bridges goes; if you haven't...

    As far as building bridges goes; if you haven't broken a few you're doing it wrong. :lol:

    As far as I'm concerned; You're always the founding member of anything related to recessed bar bridges....
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    Yar... you're 'there'. I think you mentioned it...

    Yar... you're 'there'. I think you mentioned it above at one point; after a few years of intense study on the SUL subject... like anything else it fizzles and settles down as you sort it out.
    And...
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    Bob- To more directly answer your question: ...

    Bob-
    To more directly answer your question:

    Rating insulation is not standard industry wide and you will find different standards in different niches of the outdoors industry.

    For example-...
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    I know yer joking around... but that's basically...

    I know yer joking around... but that's basically an FKT kit (fastest known time/speed hike/record attempt).

    It's really not as bad or as unsafe as folks think. Or that hard these days.

    You...
  16. Specifically- Stretchy to firm HyperD Hexon...

    Specifically- Stretchy to firm
    HyperD
    Hexon
    Mountain Series Hybrid

    That applies to both the 1ish and 1.6 ish sets of fabric.
    It also applies on a 'softness' to 'roughness' spectrum with HyperD...
  17. Not looking good- out tonight for sure. If I get...

    Not looking good- out tonight for sure.
    If I get lucky tomorrow maybe I can scoot out for the evening.

    Going to shoot for the Chili-hang though... so guessing I'll need to reserve my screwing off...
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    https://enlightenedequipment.com/enigma-h-e-custom...

    https://enlightenedequipment.com/enigma-h-e-custom/

    If you're going to spring for the upgrade... I'd go with one of these.

    You can get a 7d shell upgrade. After that... in 20* the difference...
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    Careful... right now some screen name poacher is...

    Careful... right now some screen name poacher is 'buying up' all those user names and will be holding you hostage. :scared:
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    Hmmm... of the testers/customers you may indeed...

    Hmmm... of the testers/customers you may indeed be.
    I did it at least once prior to selling any, but I'm fairly sure Grizz did it at least once prior to me, though he is a carefully fastidious...
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    I still carry a needle and thread... It can fix a...

    I still carry a needle and thread... It can fix a busted pack strap, bad zipper, or a problem with a prototype. Course that's assuming you can sew...

    But a hunk of Tenacious Tape is far more...
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    Don't feel too bad... I'm not only the founder of...

    Don't feel too bad... I'm not only the founder of the SBSC, but a multi-time member, lol.

    One person popped a hole in there and slept on it for nearly three months before patching it. I let one...
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    Poop. Though I have to admit... I did that...

    Poop.

    Though I have to admit... I did that week or so in the Monolite. Then tried the Airwave 1.7 for a week or so.
    I didn't like the Airwave at first, but it softened up and grew on me.

    The...
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    Hello yourself! Glad to hear the hammock has...

    Hello yourself! Glad to hear the hammock has been working well for you. There are two of you in France now!

    https://www.gearaid.com/products/tenacious-tape-repair?variant=28044148689
    ...
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    First one is closer. KC built an 'End bar Ariel'...

    First one is closer.
    KC built an 'End bar Ariel' basically in that build. He has the 'rope in channel' suspension I showed in that video above, but in an end bar setup.
    I'm pretty sure the owner...
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    Suppose no real harm in this part: Brandon is...

    Suppose no real harm in this part:

    Brandon is girth hitching the dogbone on- and completing the hitch. You then stick the pole tip into the portion of the eye loop that remains exposed.
    The...
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    :thumbup1::thumbup1::thumbup: The Luxury, Big...

    :thumbup1::thumbup1::thumbup:

    The Luxury, Big Guy, and Happy Medium (my premium bridges) work a bit differently since the bar is recessed. You're attaching to a spliced eye that is part of the...
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    Looking at this again- this is actually different...

    Looking at this again- this is actually different than other hardware free solutions.
    I'm not going to say good or bad per say- but different.


    For those curious about clipping on a quilt......
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    If anything this should improve your connection...

    If anything this should improve your connection with CF spreaders as Ruta Locura uses a smaller pole tip than typical Aluminum pole tips.

    What you want is for the suspension to transfer the load...
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    Ironically my first post at HF was on this topic-...

    Ironically my first post at HF was on this topic- https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/100299-Bridge-Clips-Ul-minded

    To which former mod Gmcttr pointed out that the lightest hardware...
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    I'll quote Micheal as that pretty well sums up...

    I'll quote Micheal as that pretty well sums up what happened in my opinion.

    As fer risk assessment... I agree with the sentiment. It's hard to walk the line of 'ranting' vs discussing when...
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    Guess this is what comes from not being a...

    Guess this is what comes from not being a splicing nerd and keeping up on the discussion, lol.
    I was suffering from a terminology problem which a few minutes of messing with some cord has resolved....
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    Can you show me an example of each? I am not a...

    Can you show me an example of each?
    I am not a splicing nerd... nor do I watch everyone's stuff to see what they do.

    I do a lock on my continuous loops and eye splices. (and my bridge...
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    This gets pretty nerdy but I'll try.... A...

    This gets pretty nerdy but I'll try....

    A spreader bar hammock (typical backyard woven rope or fabric with clew suspension) is not a bridge:
    The fabric itself is still the structure, with the...
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    I'm always more fascinated by the business side...

    I'm always more fascinated by the business side of these.

    I'm not sure how these kickstarter things could possibly work. That video probably cost half the 10k budget.

    I do understand it's a...
  37. Come out Friday night and Saturday. You're...

    Come out Friday night and Saturday.

    You're welcome anytime but Sunday morning is when we do the closing ceremony and sacrifice a ground-dweller.
    It's usually only one ground dweller per hang,...
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    Splicing failure for sure... For those who...

    Splicing failure for sure...

    For those who might be affected- you can feel along your continuous loop for a hard bump opposite the thinnest portion of the loop. If you cannot find it then...
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    Other than using a small pad as SyndneyHornblower...

    Other than using a small pad as SyndneyHornblower suggested; I have had little if any luck stacking a sleeping pad with a quilt.

    In theory this should work, but in practice it does not.

    The...
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    Hi- nobody is sure what happened to Vince. I...

    Hi- nobody is sure what happened to Vince.
    I have heard from a few folks who did get a bridge... some are still happy, some had some durability issues.

    Either way; as those who chimed in were...
  41. 2.2g from Dutch. 1.5g is referring to his...

    2.2g from Dutch.

    1.5g is referring to his UHWMPE (Spider Web 1.5?)


    Not sure if the 2.2g is dead at this point in Kevlar at least. My opinion- no big loss if the kevlar is done... but I know...
  42. LOL, I've mentioned the 'green devil' before but...

    LOL, I've mentioned the 'green devil' before but hopefully word will continue to spread. The coating to get that neon green is just so thick its almost as if it is dipped in wax.

    I too gave up...
  43. Two things- First is to make sure that as you...

    Two things-
    First is to make sure that as you pick a side for your feet- you then tug the UQ over very far and pop the primary suspension over your feet. The quilt is hanging inline, you are on a...
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    You're not alone- especially in your area. I've...

    You're not alone- especially in your area.
    I've only had one person return the bridge due to no integrated net. That was a heat issue for them as the bottom entry blocked enough breeze that it...
  45. And I'm not sure about generic spectra or other...

    And I'm not sure about generic spectra or other thin lines...
    But I've never had any real issues with the Dynaglide. It's not 10:1 safety factor but it's still pretty solid stuff for a 200lb user....
  46. I did the same with Hex 70 at one point prior to...

    I did the same with Hex 70 at one point prior to the hybrid 1.7 coming out (which probably would work better)

    I like all these UHWPE and Kevlar straps much better, lol.
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    Yar... seems several of you in that neck of the...

    Yar... seems several of you in that neck of the woods have more spider issues than I'm used to. That's in part why I changed the nets along the way to add a shock cord closure to each top corner so...
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    Thanks fella... there's a good balance of passion...

    Thanks fella... there's a good balance of passion and practicality here I enjoy. And hammocks seem to attract a bit of everyone.
    I'll be the first to tell you- if you don't have a problem then a...
  49. 176575 1.5 ounces is about the lowest I...

    176575

    1.5 ounces is about the lowest I currently use... haven't messed with the 1.5g straps yet but no reason not to.

    That's a pair of 4' huggers, 6' whoopies, and two soft shackles.

    That...
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    Once I'm happy with one... I test it for 30 days...

    Once I'm happy with one... I test it for 30 days or so.
    Then 10 testers for 90 days each (900 nights)

    Versions of the new technique I'm using in different models have been testing since the...
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