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    When I first got the tarp I put the Lineloc's on...

    When I first got the tarp I put the Lineloc's on and wasn't impressed at all as the cordage kept slipping. Then I realized I think I had them set up wrong. I re-did them and am super happy with how...
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    Porch-Mode with SLD Winter Haven

    I got my SLD Winter Haven last year and haven't really been able to play with the "porch mode" until this past week. In the past with my old tarp I just used two poles and it worked ok, but after...
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    I also have had a Raven for the past year and a...

    I also have had a Raven for the past year and a bit and love it. I was a bit concerned about the bug net design but have never had a bug get in either. What I do like about the bug net is that you...
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    I've posted this before as this was discussed a...

    I've posted this before as this was discussed a bit on another thread...

    I have a wide Raven and here's what I do to solve that issue...I have a long/wide Zeppelin and a regular HG Econ Incubator...
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    I may end up just going with this system and...

    I may end up just going with this system and skipping the grommets on the tarp ends all-together...I'll leave both on for a bit and see which works best or if I only end up using one method....
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    That's a pretty good idea! I've also toyed with...

    That's a pretty good idea! I've also toyed with using the system that UGQ uses for their internal pole mods and simply angling the end poles inward and attaching them at the center to the D ring on...
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    So I finally had the chance to set up the tarp...

    So I finally had the chance to set up the tarp with the new pole extensions and it seems to have solved the problem and works really well! Not sure if I'll ever need the bottom 3 or 4 holes but I'll...
  8. That's my concern as well...I'm no seamstress so...

    That's my concern as well...I'm no seamstress so this kind of stuff scares me a bit...
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    I had this exact dilemma when I just ordered my...

    I had this exact dilemma when I just ordered my summer quilt. I live in Ontario so summer nights can be warm and muggy. However I camp all year round so I wanted something that would take me into...
  10. I sewed a Lineloc3 right in the middle on the end...

    I sewed a Lineloc3 right in the middle on the end of my 0 degree Zeppelin and attached shock cord to it. It allows me to pull the middle up tight...works well so I can imagine how well a few more...
  11. Great analysis and thanks for sharing your...

    Great analysis and thanks for sharing your learning points! I find deadman anchors the best in the snow along with an adjustable tie out like a Lineloc3... The deadman's wont budge if you allow them...
  12. Stupid question here as I know a tiny bit about...

    Stupid question here as I know a tiny bit about this system...but what benefits are you noticing? I have a long/wide 0 degree Zeppelin and have a tough time eliminating all the cold spots in the...
  13. Thread: Hennessey Hex?

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    I've had my Hennesy Hex for a good 10-12 years...

    I've had my Hennesy Hex for a good 10-12 years and it's still going strong. As others have said, it's not the lightest but it is super durable. I made DIY doors for it and just attached the doors...
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    I use mitten hooks on the foot end and a short...

    I use mitten hooks on the foot end and a short section of cord on the other...
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    Thanks a lot I appreciate the kind words!

    Thanks a lot I appreciate the kind words!
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    I added a couple layers of tape at the joints...

    I added a couple layers of tape at the joints just to cover any potential jagged edges...feels smooth enough to my hands but you can tell I hacked at them with the wrong tool for the job :)
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    Lol I could have used a cutting tool. I did mine...

    Lol I could have used a cutting tool. I did mine in the field with the saw and file on my Leatherman multi-tool.... not pretty but it worked ok...
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    My tarp has the clips along the underside of the...

    My tarp has the clips along the underside of the tarp. I'm not sure there was a science to my length so I can't really speak knowledgeably to that...
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    What I've liked about them (as well as the other...

    What I've liked about them (as well as the other cottage vendors here) is that when you send an email you always get a prompt and helpful reply. Nothing worse as a consumer when you are trying to...
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    Looks good, glad it worked out for you!

    Looks good, glad it worked out for you!
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    I honestly am not sure...My tarp is PU Nylon so I...

    I honestly am not sure...My tarp is PU Nylon so I knew there would be a bit of stretch and certainly more than a poly tarp...but there is obviously a fair bit of stretch in this material. It's also...
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    Poles Too Long or Too Short - Tarp Stretch

    I was posting on another thread about an issue I've been having with my new SLD Winter Haven tarp. I opted for a material that has a fair bit of stretch (Hex70 XL) so when I first set up my internal...
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    I went with a DL Raven in HyperD 1.6 and am very...

    I went with a DL Raven in HyperD 1.6 and am very happy with it. My outer colour is black and inner is Moroccan Blue. I wanted the double layer more for added security (if I rip the one layer, etc.)...
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    I wonder if you just got a strip of webbing and...

    I wonder if you just got a strip of webbing and used a grommet kit (something like this: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/0106-161/Metal-Tent-Tarp-Grommet-Kit#reviews ), and attached one at each pole...
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    I wonder if attaching something like this to each...

    I wonder if attaching something like this to each tie out would allow some flexibility. I'm thinking the same idea but instead of a d ring on the end, maybe a few extra grommets. That way you could...
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    Thanks guys. I find that the hammock and...

    Thanks guys. I find that the hammock and underquilts seem to wrap around the body so much better then sleeping on the ground that I don't really think I'd need the bulk of the collar.... but before...
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    Draft Collar on Top Quilt?

    Just looking at buying a 10į top quilt and am wondering if anyone here has a quilt with a draft collar? In my cold weather sleeping bags I find them super valuable but not so sure I would need one...
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    Ya tight like this makes me nervous about...

    Ya tight like this makes me nervous about damaging it...the problem is with having it too loose is that trough that gets created when the poles pull down on the ridgeline of the tarp....
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    I appreciate that insight...makes good sense to...

    I appreciate that insight...makes good sense to me!
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    That's what I had thought as well but when I set...

    That's what I had thought as well but when I set this up in the fall it was perfect (not too tight or too loose) once the tarp stretched out. So I'm reluctant to start hacking the poles again and...
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    Well I'm at a bit of a loss now...I left the tarp...

    Well I'm at a bit of a loss now...I left the tarp set up overnight and the poles straightened out a tad but are still way too tight with the tarp. I'm assuming a tarp stretches less in cold weather?...
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    Here's mine that I just set up in the backyard. ...

    Here's mine that I just set up in the backyard. My tarp is pu-nylon so it does stretch more than poly... But you can see how tight the poles are. The one on the right I can't even get into the top...
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    Yes don't cut them again! Like I said when I set...

    Yes don't cut them again! Like I said when I set mine up after cutting new sections it was so tight that the poles curved and formed an S shape. Then after a couple hours set up the poles...
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    I just bought a new tarp and went with charcoal...

    I just bought a new tarp and went with charcoal grey. Black is a little "in your face" and noticeable (like mentioned above) in my opinion so the grey looked better to me...
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    "I had the secondary on the foot end set high...

    "I had the secondary on the foot end set high against the lay direction"

    Sorry can you explain what you mean here? I'm constantly fiddling with mine as well...
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    Ya I do it by myself but it is a real struggle...

    Ya I do it by myself but it is a real struggle and I'm sure it looks comical as I flip and flop around trying to reach a hand down around the bottom side to feel for gaps and stuff...I agree it's...
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    I have a long/wide Zeppelin and here's what I do...

    I have a long/wide Zeppelin and here's what I do to keep it from shifting off my shoulders and feet. I tie a small loop of cord to the head side and foot side of my Dream Hammock tie out. I then...
  38. Does your hammock have pull outs? I've attached...

    Does your hammock have pull outs? I've attached a small loop of cord on the foot side and head side of my Raven hammock (on the pull outs) and then loops of cord on the foot side and head side of my...
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    I attach the foot side and head side of my HG...

    I attach the foot side and head side of my HG Incubator directly to the tie out on the foot side and head side of my hammock to stop this from happening. I attached a small loop of cord on the foot...
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    Mine is set up in my back yard so I can measure...

    Mine is set up in my back yard so I can measure tonight when I get home if you want (if you're looking for exact measurements...)
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    Let's See Your Backyard Hang Spot

    I always enjoy seeing how other folks have their hammocks rigged up for backyard use... I've lost some trees in the back area of my yard so I can't use them anymore so now I use the posts from our...
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    I think for the quality and value it's really...

    I think for the quality and value it's really hard to beat the Econ Burrow...
  43. My 0į is a long/wide model as well. I use a...

    My 0į is a long/wide model as well. I use a small locking carabiner to attach the head side of the UQ to the head side tie-out of the hammock, and the same for the foot end. It keeps the quilt...
  44. I can relate somewhat and hopefully can convince...

    I can relate somewhat and hopefully can convince you that there is light at the end of the tunnel! I used an ENO Doublenest for about 8 years and always slept good in it. I used a Big Agnes bag...
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    Ya like I say mine is long to the point where it...

    Ya like I say mine is long to the point where it creates a bit of a S shape in the poles when first inserted but then after a bit they straighten right out as the tarp stretches (I guess it will...
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    Ya when I put my poles into the clip it pulled...

    Ya when I put my poles into the clip it pulled way down on the top of the tarp along the seam creating a deep trough for the water to collect. I can see how having the ribbon would have offered you...
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    That's a great tip actually! I was considering...

    That's a great tip actually! I was considering putting an old Coleman catalytic heater in mine just to take the edge off during winter trips...I might have to give that a try!
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    I just got the same tarp (different material) in...

    I just got the same tarp (different material) in the fall and had issues with the poles as well. I ended up cutting up the 3rd pole to add a bit of length to the other 2. I emailed Jared and he...
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    Love my 0į Zeppelin! You'll be super happy with...

    Love my 0į Zeppelin! You'll be super happy with yours I'm sure...
  50. THanks for all the input everyone. I just...

    THanks for all the input everyone. I just ordered a 30 degree Econ Burrow. Figured it will serve me best seeing as I do a lot of spring and fall camping as well...now all I need is my 0 degree TQ...
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