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  1. I did it last August in the middle of the week...

    I did it last August in the middle of the week and the parking lot was still quite crowded. But you can get a shuttle from Aspen Highlands with free parking so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
  2. I don't have anything to contribute to this...

    I don't have anything to contribute to this discussion other than to say thank you for pointing out the issue.
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    Is the charcoal grey closer in color to the...

    Is the charcoal grey closer in color to the charcoal grey HyperD300 or the MEMBRANE sil?
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    Spiders + 3.3 Kevlar doesn't work :(

    I know Dutch recommends against using Spiders with Kevlar, but I tend to find his recommendations to be more conservative than is warranted in many instances. So I decided to try this combo anyway....
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    Nice! I'm so glad there are colors available...

    Nice! I'm so glad there are colors available aside from black.
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    Every time I hang up my hammock in my bedroom and...

    Every time I hang up my hammock in my bedroom and get in, one of my cats start acting like "If you don't pick me up and put me in the hammock with you right now, I will DIE!" So I put him on my chest...
  7. Congrats! I'm very excited that our European...

    Congrats! I'm very excited that our European friends will have easier access to great products. I also love the name of your company.
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    For me, that woman was 26. :)

    For me, that woman was 26. :)
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    The Singer 4423 is a pretty common recommendation...

    The Singer 4423 is a pretty common recommendation around here.
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    Unfortunately the suggestion that will make by...

    Unfortunately the suggestion that will make by far the biggest difference is to get a new hammock. Your hammock is only 8'9". Most folks have a hard time getting comfortable in anything less than...
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    Never use cotton thread for gear intended for...

    Never use cotton thread for gear intended for outdoor use. It can rot over time after exposure to the elements. Polyester thread is the way to go.

    As far as size, I don't think this is really a...
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    I use 15' kevlar straps for max versatility and...

    I use 15' kevlar straps for max versatility and light weight.
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    Howdy from down the road!

    Howdy from down the road!
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    Not even joking, thank you for NOT making this in...

    Not even joking, thank you for NOT making this in olive yellow. I haven't even had a chance to use my last tarp once yet, so I'm not ready to have to make another one to take advantage of these...
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    Well today is the 28th, which was the last date...

    Well today is the 28th, which was the last date in the "estimated delivery" window when I first got the tracking number. I'm not home yet so don't know for sure, but I'm not expecting anything to be...
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    Depends on how long the dogbone is. If you make...

    Depends on how long the dogbone is. If you make it very long, then you are limiting where you can hang because you will increase the minimum distance required between trees. You will also not be able...
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    Howdy neighbor

    Howdy neighbor
  18. These are rough estimates: Day 1: 5 miles Day...

    These are rough estimates:

    Day 1: 5 miles
    Day 2: 7 miles (not counting hiking past my camp by 1-2 miles then backtracking to camp after the bear encounter)
    Day 3: 6 miles
    Day 4: 8.5 miles

    I...
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    Nicely done! That's too bad in my opinion....

    Nicely done!



    That's too bad in my opinion. The whole point of orange backpacking gear, for me, is to signal to the world that I'm there. Very useful for hiking during hunting season,...
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    Hello from Florida by way of Coos Bay!

    Hello from Florida by way of Coos Bay!
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    Okay well now maybe I'm a liiiiiiiittttle...

    Okay well now maybe I'm a liiiiiiiittttle concerned, as the tracking info on Ebay now says "No estimate available" instead of Jan 14-28.
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    I agree. I ordered a bunch of ties from China on...

    I agree. I ordered a bunch of ties from China on Ebay once, and they took about 6 weeks to get here. You can't expect expedited shipping when you are spending so little on something coming from...
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    If you're coming to HangCon, I'm sure one of the...

    If you're coming to HangCon, I'm sure one of the Florida members would be glad to let you take a picture of the kilt I'm sure they'll be wearing.
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    I got shipping notification with estimated...

    I got shipping notification with estimated delivery of Jan 14-28. I'll wait until the 28th before I take any further action.
  25. Yes, for a given tarp length, distance between...

    Yes, for a given tarp length, distance between trees, and angle of suspension, a long hammock will be less likely to interfere with tarp suspension than a shorter hammock.
  26. Everybody I know that does any sewing through...

    Everybody I know that does any sewing through amsteel does it by hand.
  27. Well I won't actually know if I can come until...

    Well I won't actually know if I can come until the 15th, but my name's on the list now.
  28. If you are trying to go as light as possible, get...

    If you are trying to go as light as possible, get some made by Fibraplex. They'll run you about $60 and take 6 weeks to arrive, but they are wonderfully made and very lightweight. I'd sell you my set...
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    How is the hammock camping in Switzerland? There...

    How is the hammock camping in Switzerland? There are very few places in the world I would rather visit.
  30. I'm so sorry for your loss. Is the storage...

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Is the storage facility not liable?
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    So close and yet so far :) Can you post a pic...

    So close and yet so far :)

    Can you post a pic of a swath of this next to olive yellow HyperD?
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    Did you get much sleep?

    Did you get much sleep?
  33. Nice work! Love me some olive yellow MEMBRANE :)...

    Nice work! Love me some olive yellow MEMBRANE :) Is that HyperD 300 that you used for the reinforcement of the tie outs?
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    Thanks for the heads up! I've had this machine on...

    Thanks for the heads up! I've had this machine on my Amazon wishlist for a while. $50 is too good a price to pass up!
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    As far as fabrics go, you could give HyperD 300...

    As far as fabrics go, you could give HyperD 300 or HEX70XL from Ripstop by the Roll a shot. They are heavy as all getout but highly waterproof and super tough. Whether they would stand up to winds...
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    I'm not sure 6" will be wide enough. It may be,...

    I'm not sure 6" will be wide enough. It may be, but I'm not sure. I recommend pitching the tarp at various widths, pulling the doors closed, and seeing where they overlap. You need to make sure that...
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    Membrane because olive yellow.

    Membrane because olive yellow.
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    You could avoid all of these issues by making...

    You could avoid all of these issues by making your tarp out of SilPoly or MEMBRANE Sil from Ripstop by the Roll or Xenon Sil from Dutchware. Cat cuts are unnecessary with these fabrics and they are...
  39. Sadly I probably won't know if I can attend until...

    Sadly I probably won't know if I can attend until the weekend it happens. Work could be insanely busy or not and I won't be able to predict. But hopefully I'll be there!

    Also it's quite possible...
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    Sounds good. I recommend the double fold stuff...

    Sounds good. I recommend the double fold stuff over single fold. You can get the narrowest tape available if weight is a concern, but it gets really annoying to sew on because it is really easy for...
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    Only one I can think of would be the Kelty Noahs...

    Only one I can think of would be the Kelty Noahs 12 but it is much heavier than the Superfly and you can't get a very taut pitch.
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    It is definitely worth buying the premade stuff...

    It is definitely worth buying the premade stuff unless you are anal about color matching and/or weight. I spent probably 8 hours making enough bias tape to do that tarp.
  43. I can't answer your questions since I've never...

    I can't answer your questions since I've never even seen a Clark in person, but what are your buddy's arguments about why you should switch? As far as I can tell, the Clark will be heavier, bulkier,...
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    I wrap mine in a figure 8 when not in use.

    I wrap mine in a figure 8 when not in use.
  45. Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
  46. I'll learn over time whether this turns out to be...

    I'll learn over time whether this turns out to be a problem, but you can avoid it for sure by making the bias tape out of non-waterproof material obviously.
  47. Obviously hard to know for sure since I don't...

    Obviously hard to know for sure since I don't have one with cat cuts to compare it to, but I am quite satisfied with how taut the pitch is without them. The diagonal line of floppiness you see in the...
  48. Olive Yellow MEMBRANE Silpoly tarp with doors

    I just put the (almost) finishing touches on my new olive yellow MEMBRANE silpoly tarp. I've only used the last tarp I made on a couple of trips, but RSBTR had to go and release a lighter fabric in...
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    It's certainly the cheapest and easiest repair I...

    It's certainly the cheapest and easiest repair I could make to this whole system. And they are light enough that I don't mind adding a couple spares to my repair kit.
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    I need something to attach the flea to the d-ring...

    I need something to attach the flea to the d-ring and I am too lazy to make cute little continuous loops or soft shackles.
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