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    No relief in sight... the Climate Data Center...

    No relief in sight... the Climate Data Center predicts that for the entire US, Aug-Sep-Oct will see temps 10-20F above average with summer-like temps persisting thru October.
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    Plastic size .5 or size 1 are adequate for...

    Plastic size .5 or size 1 are adequate for hanging stuff from your ridgeline. Stainless steel size 1 or size 2 for the hammock shockcord. If memory serves the size 1 can handle a 5 lb. load and...
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    Holding up great. I still sleep in it most...

    Holding up great. I still sleep in it most nights and have taken it on a couple of trips.
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    Sorry to hear about your MIL. It is good to hear...

    Sorry to hear about your MIL. It is good to hear from you though. Enjoy the time with your kids.
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    Surely the mid-90s are down right chilly for...

    Surely the mid-90s are down right chilly for someone named Brimstone. :)
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    Congrats. Now the Canooks (sp?) can clean you...

    Congrats. Now the Canooks (sp?) can clean you out of stuff instead of cleaning out Dutch's main inventory.

    Good Luck
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    I used to bring a small Thermarest Comp. Pillow...

    I used to bring a small Thermarest Comp. Pillow to use under or between my knees. But I've lost 2 of them at the laundromat by forgetting them in a dryer and forgetting that I forgot them long...
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    If the tarp ridge has a catenary cut, hanging the...

    If the tarp ridge has a catenary cut, hanging the CRL under the tarp isn't going to work all that well. I don't personally use a CRL but some folks like them. Something about ease of centering over...
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    In rereading the thread I realize I didn't answer...

    In rereading the thread I realize I didn't answer the OPs question. I attached mine to the stakes because I use CF tarps and didn't want to risk any damage. Probably wouldn't happen, as CF is...
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    For me it is the desire to not have my head where...

    For me it is the desire to not have my head where my potentially smelly feet have funked up the hammock the previous night (or trip if I've neglected to wash the hammock).
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    gbolt has it right.

    gbolt has it right.
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    Amen. It has been hovering close to 90 here in...

    Amen. It has been hovering close to 90 here in NEO for the past few days and, unfortunately, for the foreseeable future.
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    Looks solid to me.

    Looks solid to me.
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    I attached mine to the stakes: ...

    I attached mine to the stakes:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/3/2/8/7/2/dutch_fleaz_stakes.jpg
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    I got my shipping notice today... set to arrive...

    I got my shipping notice today... set to arrive between 8-20 July.
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    Put the tarp in the freezer for a few minutes and...

    Put the tarp in the freezer for a few minutes and just peel the sap off.
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    The label says it contains 62% petroleum...

    The label says it contains 62% petroleum distillates so I wouldn't use it on your gear. As Rain Man states it will have a strong odor.
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    I ordered a Diamond Asym Tarp on 13 May and it...

    I ordered a Diamond Asym Tarp on 13 May and it shipped on 10 June - 4 weeks or 20 business days exactly.
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    Diamond Asym Tarp?

    Hello all. I was perusing the HG site last night and noticed that the Diamond Asym Tarp is no longer listed there. Has HG stopped making that tarp? Or have they just stopped making it temporarily?
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    I'm 6' and 160 lbs. - I found the Blackbird to be...

    I'm 6' and 160 lbs. - I found the Blackbird to be ever so slightly too small. Not so much that I couldn't get comfortable just could never get as comfortable as possible. With the XLC I was able to...
  21. Thread: "Cat Cut"

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    I'm almost always in porch mode and it isn't any...

    I'm almost always in porch mode and it isn't any more or less difficult to get a taut pitch than when in standard mode.
  22. Thread: "Cat Cut"

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    The cat-cut or catenary (sp?) cut is the inward...

    The cat-cut or catenary (sp?) cut is the inward arcing curve along the 4 sides of the tarp and also the ridgeline of the tarp. It makes it a bit easier to get a taut pitch than a standard...
  23. I'm a renter and I never felt comfortable enough...

    I'm a renter and I never felt comfortable enough to hang from the wall studs of my house so I built a "Derek Hansen" pipe stand. You could go that route or buy one from one of the vendors here that...
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    I'm headed out to Wildcat Hollow (Wayne NF)...

    I'm headed out to Wildcat Hollow (Wayne NF) either tomorrow after work or very early Sat. morning. There's a 15-16 mile loop that I plan on hiking twice.
  25. I've owned both and I agree with OutandBack - you...

    I've owned both and I agree with OutandBack - you can't go wrong with either. Nor do I have a preference.
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    The last time out I dreamed I was sleeping in a...

    The last time out I dreamed I was sleeping in a bed... scary!
  27. I've never been able to get regular bedding to...

    I've never been able to get regular bedding to work for me in a gathered-end hammock so I use my 40F topquilt when sleeping in one at home. With my bridge hammock I don't have any problem with...
  28. Since July 2014 for me. I use one of Opie's...

    Since July 2014 for me. I use one of Opie's bridge hammocks most of the time. When I have a trip coming up I hang the hammock I intend to bring a few nights before so there's no "adjustment" night...
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    The same for me.

    The same for me.
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    https://youtu.be/UHuUmNOwBAw

    https://youtu.be/UHuUmNOwBAw
  31. I didn't get them with mine and have never wished...

    I didn't get them with mine and have never wished that I had. When I don't need the doors they're connected to each other with the shock cord that is permanently attached to them. Should I need to...
  32. I solo hike for the same reasons as markr6 and...

    I solo hike for the same reasons as markr6 and I'm not a person who can sit still for long, so I generally hike until just before dark. By the time I setup and feed myself its sack time. If I have...
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    They're in the Hammock Gear - Manufacturers and...

    They're in the Hammock Gear - Manufacturers and Services Forum which can be accessed from the main forum page. Or just click here.
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    It doesn't have to be put up in the dark. It...

    It doesn't have to be put up in the dark. It needs to be put up in the shade. Something that is shockingly plentiful in forests.
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    I bring my Mackinac Bridge on most trips now so I...

    I bring my Mackinac Bridge on most trips now so I usually bring a Thermarest Compressible Pillow (small). I'm so used to packing it that it usually ends up in the pack even when I bring a...
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    In my experience the only "con" to cuben is...

    In my experience the only "con" to cuben is price. While cuben may be slightly easier to puncture, it is less prone to tears and is far easier to repair. It also doesn't absorb water and doesn't...
  37. Click here...

    Click here for the Dutch Biners. They have a 1000 lb. breaking strength and weigh less than 20g for the pair.
  38. It's not looking good. The last time we had a...

    It's not looking good. The last time we had a strong El Nino, my area received 11.1" of snow for the season. We usually get around a 100" in a normal winter.
  39. Just throw it in a pile. :)

    Just throw it in a pile. :)
  40. Is the bottom compartment of your pack completely...

    Is the bottom compartment of your pack completely separate from the main compartment or can you remove a divider to make it one big main compartment? If yes, then you could use a trash compactor bag...
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    I completely agree with this. And losing body...

    I completely agree with this. And losing body weight isn't an option for me. I'm in a constant effort not to lose body weight.
  42. ^^ This ^^

    ^^ This ^^
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    I was up to 7 hammocks earlier this year but I...

    I was up to 7 hammocks earlier this year but I sold 1 and gave away 3 of them. That leaves me with these 3:

    Dutch 11' Argon 1.6 Single-Layer Hammock
    Hammeck Breezy 11' NylonD 1.0 Single-Layer...
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    My employer, in it's infinite wisdom :rolleyes:,...

    My employer, in it's infinite wisdom :rolleyes:, is now requiring me to work 2 weekend days a month. Not being up for a different schedule every week I opted for a permanent switch to working...
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    I mostly use titanium shepherd hook stakes but I...

    I mostly use titanium shepherd hook stakes but I also have MSR Groundhogs (aluminum y-stakes) for when it has been particularly wet. That said, if I ever need more I'd get the titanium stakes that...
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    The 11' HG Standard Cuben w/Doors is plenty of...

    The 11' HG Standard Cuben w/Doors is plenty of tarp for any 11' hammock including your XLC. You'll have about 10" of clearance on each side of the hammock. If you were going with their Hex Tarp you...
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    I always have the tarp but I have not set it up...

    I always have the tarp but I have not set it up on a couple of occasions over the last 2 years. That said I now use snakeskins for my tarps and always string it up but don't always fully deploy it.
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    I'd go with an 11' single-layer using the one of...

    I'd go with an 11' single-layer using the one of their 1.6 or 1.8 fabrics. FYI, I'm 6'-160lbs and use 11' hammocks exclusively for gathered ends.
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    Lefty for certain.

    Lefty for certain.
  50. Here's the stuff you want: Permatex Flowable...

    Here's the stuff you want: Permatex Flowable Silicone Winshield & Glass Sealer. Most auto parts stores will have it in stock.
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