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    I also have a combo w/ a 20 TW and a 40, short,...

    I also have a combo w/ a 20 TW and a 40, short, down LL that I can put on the outside of the TW if I need it.
    I'm less concerned w/ crushing the loft w/ the down on the outside. Sometimes I might...
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    So far I've always been able to find something in...

    So far I've always been able to find something in the area, a flat stone, chunk of pine bark, etc. For bike packing I might consider a small piece of big truck mud flap. I could cut it down to a...
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    The nice thing about SoCal desert is that the...

    The nice thing about SoCal desert is that the temps drop seriously at night. I've seen 50 changes from day to night. 30 changes are pretty normal.
    Out here I've been comfortable in my SLD TW...
  4. Which one is that?

    Which one is that?
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    That's great! You should post a pic over on the...

    That's great!
    You should post a pic over on the "One Tree" hangs. Think that you'd be the first bi-pole.
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    I'm sure that there are rock climbers who have...

    I'm sure that there are rock climbers who have done that, or something similar.
    Joshua Tree NP had loads of rock climbers that were also fond of hammocks.
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    I'll second the difficulty in hanging in the...

    I'll second the difficulty in hanging in the desert west. That's the main reason I'm into one tree hangs, I can almost always find one thing (not necessarily a tree) to attach to.

    When I first...
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    I do sharpen mine and it could take a foot off....

    I do sharpen mine and it could take a foot off. How to step on it and do major damage . . . that's a challenge.
  9. @cougarmeat, for setting up in sandy soil, which...

    @cougarmeat, for setting up in sandy soil, which I get to do a couple times a year in Florida, I've been playing w/ using sand stakes like these to hold my one pole...
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    Little hard for me to see on my screen but, are...

    Little hard for me to see on my screen but, are you "milking" the grey part once you have it the length you want?
    If not the outer sheath needs to be stretched out along the the line that is buried...
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    I don't see any issues w/ your pole angle. If you...

    I don't see any issues w/ your pole angle. If you look at my setups in the "One Tree Hangs" you'll see that mine are always at an angle like that. Also in the instructions I got w/ it they recommend...
  12. I don't do Fakebook, but am hoping to attend....

    I don't do Fakebook, but am hoping to attend. Just have to make sure that the timing works w/ my Florida trip.
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    FS: I'll take the Sea to Summit's compression sack....

    I'll take the Sea to Summit's compression sack.
    My bad, it's not a compression, never mind.
    And it was gone anyway. [emoji849]
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    I know! Sometimes I worry that he doesn't have a...

    I know! Sometimes I worry that he doesn't have a life and just lives in service to us gear junkies. [emoji6]
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    Another one that prefers a cotton Brazilian when...

    Another one that prefers a cotton Brazilian when not having to carry it around. Of course "at home" is still outside. It just means that I don't have to pack the weight, or bulk, of the Brazilian...
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    Aluminum = Aluminium [emoji16]

    Aluminum = Aluminium [emoji16]
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    Our latest "One Tree", a backyard down San Diego...

    Our latest "One Tree", a backyard down San Diego way. Shared a super nice...
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    The last site I was at I used a small, flat, palm...

    The last site I was at I used a small, flat, palm sized rock to stop the foot from sinking in the sandy ground.
    So far I've been able to find something in the area that works and haven't gotten to...
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    I carry a camera as well, including a telephoto...

    I carry a camera as well, including a telephoto len, but I list it as "wearable" since I never have it out of my hand. [emoji23]
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    That's great that we got you up w/ one tree! ...

    That's great that we got you up w/ one tree!
    You do have a lot of lines running. I personally believe that you only need two coming off the pole where your hammock suspension attaches.
    If I...
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    I just checked my lighter pack list and it says...

    I just checked my lighter pack list and it says almost 17lb w/o food or water. Where we've been hiking (the desert) water has been the big weight add.

    And, I don't know if you're aware but in the...
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    I've never used the TTs and just picked up the...

    I've never used the TTs and just picked up the Solo for kayak camping and bikepacking. Don't think I'd want to carry it backpacking, or at least until I dropt a bunch more weight out of my pack to...
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    ****, you should post up a pic of that in the"One...

    ****, you should post up a pic of that in the"One Tree" thread.
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    Can I ask what brand of wool you have? I'm...

    Can I ask what brand of wool you have? I'm looking to get some for this winter.
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    My first thought is that you have too much...

    My first thought is that you have too much clothes on. I've been down to 19 w/ my 20 Trailwinder and didn't wear half that. Was I toasty? No, but that was more that I didn't have a good TQ or bag...
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    I tried that and didn't like it. I been using my...

    I tried that and didn't like it. I been using my short LL for the last month, nightly, and find that if I have it set that way then I really have more of it down the side of only one leg. So I...
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    I get more length on one calf and the opposite...

    I get more length on one calf and the opposite side of my face. [emoji1]
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    Now THAT is the most original "one pole" setup...

    Now THAT is the most original "one pole" setup I've ever seen. And if I didn't know you were from "down under" I'd be able to tell from the upside down photo.

    (See, more bad humor)
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    That was just a joke being that the pic was...

    That was just a joke being that the pic was sideways. But, like a lot of my humor . . .
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    Nice! Not sure how you get it to hang vertical...

    Nice! Not sure how you get it to hang vertical like that but well done. [emoji6]

    I did notice that you don't, or at least aren't, using the attached cord and toggle. Is there a reason for that?
  31. You're right, I did get off track w/ all the talk...

    You're right, I did get off track w/ all the talk of multi year tarp longevity.

    I suspect your tarps, treated the way you treat them, will out live me.
  32. I think this is a bit deceiving. After reading...

    I think this is a bit deceiving. After reading loads of threads on here w/ reference to how often people go out camping (number of days/nights) I know that my tarp has been up more this year than...
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    I can't tell from my small screen, but are you...

    I can't tell from my small screen, but are you use one pole for both of you, or one pole each?

    Oh, wait . . . maybe that is a small tree and your suspension goes off camera?

    I did have to...
  34. That's not always possible. I know as someone...

    That's not always possible. I know as someone that has an interest in tarps for long term setups that I can't frame up a nice shade pergola every where I long term camp. I personally started looking...
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    Out here in the desert we're happy to have...

    Out here in the desert we're happy to have something that big to hang from.
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    I have dug a little bit of a hole in situations...

    I have dug a little bit of a hole in situations like that. Just enough that the end of the pole is below grade. The other option I use is to straighten up the pole more if I think it might slip....
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    And this was my buddy and his lady using the...

    And this was my buddy and his lady using the welded loops on our vending trailer for the "tree" side.

    Of course this version is NOT for backpacking....
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    A few days later I picked up my "Solo". I'd had...

    A few days later I picked up my "Solo". I'd had it shipped ahead of us.
    That weekend we camped up in a little cluster of Tamarisk and ran the trailer in and out of town for vending both days. This...
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    "One Tree" hangs

    How about a picture thread on "one tree" hangs. The ones that require a stand of some kind as the support on the other end.
    I'm sure there are a variety of ways that this gets done. In fact I've...
  40. No problem, I totally understand when things go...

    No problem, I totally understand when things go south. Just plan the next one at a time that we're going to be in state. (just kidding)
  41. Two here that were planning to be there. Had to...

    Two here that were planning to be there. Had to make a trip out to Cali and figured we'd do the hang while we were here.
    Super bummed as we just planned our next two weeks around it.

    Was about...
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    I'm a major fan of SLD. I have a non-moduler...

    I'm a major fan of SLD. I have a non-moduler version of the Trailwinder and it's the only UQ I haven't modified.:laugh:
    It seems like this is a good mod that's keeping up w/ the current trend.
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    I also have a short set of 2" huggers. Think I...

    I also have a short set of 2" huggers. Think I got them from Kammok.
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    I'd be into that. So far I'm at 188 outside for...

    I'd be into that. So far I'm at 188 outside for this year (I do have a woman, so sleeping inside some times is important)
    Some of those nights were as "warm" as 100+.

    When I first found this...
  45. Lol . . . Thank you for that!

    Lol . . . Thank you for that!
  46. I've also used the aluminum camo spreader poles...

    I've also used the aluminum camo spreader poles for a stand. The difference is that I only use one pole (two segments) and two guy lines to stakes.

    I only carry 4 segments, 4 guy lines 12' long,...
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    Once I figure out how much higher I like the foot...

    Once I figure out how much higher I like the foot end, which is mostly based on where I am in the hammock when I wake up, ie if I've slid towards the foot while sleeping I raise it a bit more. then I...
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    Hhmmm . . . let's see if I can explain this...

    Hhmmm . . . let's see if I can explain this clearly.
    I'm only talking about hammocks w/ a ridgeline for starters.
    The sag would be the distance from the ridgeline down to the hammock.
    The...
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    A looser ridgeline would mean even more sag in...

    A looser ridgeline would mean even more sag in the hammock, not less/ flatter.
  50. Would be nice if it was that easy. Often if I...

    Would be nice if it was that easy. Often if I find a couple trees that are big enough, and of a kind that are strong enough to hold us (problem#1), they usually aren't a good distance apart (p#2)....
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