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    Theoretical advantage but, realistically not. If...

    Theoretical advantage but, realistically not. If cold, the sun shining directly on me would be warmer than filtered through a light colored tarp.
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    If my tarp is deployed when the sun is shining,...

    If my tarp is deployed when the sun is shining, which is rare, it is because I need shade. A darker tarp will serve that purpose best. A dark colored tarp might feel warmed to the touch but, the...
  3. Fancy Shoes, This is all together different...

    Fancy Shoes,

    This is all together different from just procrastination or lack of motivation. You need more than advice from peers. You need more than simple discipline. You need the help of a...
  4. Exactly what I was thinking when I read the...

    Exactly what I was thinking when I read the original post. If you have to "push yourself", why bother. Find what "pulls you".

    When I get past Hinkley, traveling North on Interstate 35, tension...
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    I use smaller and lighter tarp stakes, my...

    I use smaller and lighter tarp stakes, my favorites being the titanium staples from Dream Hammocks. To accomodate some of the duff and peaty soils I encounter, I have thrown in a couple of REI Snow...
  6. Poll: My ENO starter tarp came with Linelocs. I guess...

    My ENO starter tarp came with Linelocs. I guess I have matured, I now find them limiting.
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    I disagree with your premise. Hammocks are every...

    I disagree with your premise. Hammocks are every bit as popular as small backpacking tents. While those who carry the 6-8 person, 15 lb tents with garages are a different breed more akin to the RV...
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    I have been adverse to most of the schemes...

    I have been adverse to most of the schemes incorporating shock cord into tarp guylines but, shockcord loops alone seems cleaner than most. I might have to give this a try.
  9. You are dealing with a small cottage company. ...

    You are dealing with a small cottage company. The reason you enjoy their products is they are experienced hikers and design products utilizing their outdoors experience. They are likely out gaining...
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    I keep my tarp in a set of Tarp Sleeves w/pockets...

    I keep my tarp in a set of Tarp Sleeves w/pockets on the ends for my non-continuous ridge line (1.75 Lash-it on Dutchware Stingerz). My guy lines (Z-Packs 1.25mm Z-line) are coiled and rolled up...
  11. Yes, your perspective is valid. There once was a...

    Yes, your perspective is valid. There once was a time when it was expected that items posted on this site were offered only here. The membership was smaller and there was a greater sense of...
  12. How tall are you? Do you need a short or Long...

    How tall are you? Do you need a short or Long size?
    How big are you? Chest size, coat size
    How will you use your top quilt? Strictly hammocking or will you use it for ground /tent camping as...
  13. Thread: tree distance.

    by OCDave
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    So, based upon this experience, next time you...

    So, based upon this experience, next time you will ... ?
  14. I sleep out many nights but now, only down to...

    I sleep out many nights but now, only down to high single digits. Nearing 0* and below it stops being fun. I can get through the night but never comfortable. High teen-low twenty's is my...
  15. At 0* F I have had no problem. At -10 I have...

    At 0* F I have had no problem. At -10 I have remained cozy. At -18* my shock cord turned from stretchy and pliable to solid, non-stretchy. The low that night was -21 but, I was forced to bail at...
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    I found I needed something for under insulation...

    I found I needed something for under insulation even on mid-summer nights. The really crude underquilt I made from a peice if windproof fleece was effective but, heavier and bulkier than I preferred...
  17. Thread: Hexon 2.4

    by OCDave
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    I tip the scales around 260. My preferred...

    I tip the scales around 260. My preferred hammock choice is the (no longer available) Wilderness Logics LiteOwl, Double layer 1.1. When an intergrated bug net is necessary, I choose my Warbonnet...
  18. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    I got one when he first began offering Hexon. I...

    I got one when he first began offering Hexon. I needed something to throw up in the backyard when the kids, the wife and the dog would all be eager to jump into the hammock with me. It isn't the...
  19. Thread: Pierre SD

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    How long do you intend on staying in the area? ...

    How long do you intend on staying in the area? There is so much to see around Mt. Rushmore that after two seperate week long trips to the area we were never able to fit in Deadwood nor even...
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    Poll: Absolutely. Looking forward to the inevitable...

    Absolutely. Looking forward to the inevitable expansion in the product line. I can envision coveting all the Sexy Hotness available.
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    I have only used my tarp a few times as ground...

    I have only used my tarp a few times as ground sleeping shelter but, in those instances the edges of the tarp were inches from the ground. For a ground dwelling, perhaps you could get by with...
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    Surely there is a Dutch created, titanium...

    Surely there is a Dutch created, titanium solution you have yet to consider. You will certainly be more satisfied with the $12, 3 gram fix than the $0.12, 5 gram fix. ;)
  23. My order is already processed and tracking number...

    My order is already processed and tracking number issued. After 2 orders, I think they might be a bit telepathic at Tensa outdoors. Be careful: just think about ordering and the ball is already...
  24. Thanks everyone. I have tried a few different...

    Thanks everyone. I have tried a few different options of my own that have been less than satisfying. So, I am placing an order for the real deal this afternoon.
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    Level is easy and normal. I would need a...

    Level is easy and normal. I would need a compelling reason to hang my tarp other than level. Do I want to direct rain run-off to a specific area? Do I want to hug unlevel ground? Is there a...
  26. Tensa Outdoor: Tell me about you experience with the tarp extensions

    My appreciation of the Tensa4 hammock stand is growing as I continue to experiment with the set-up.

    The one regret I am beginning to realize is I skipped adding the Tarp Extensions. The price...
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    While I "jumped right in", I did so in the...

    While I "jumped right in", I did so in the shallow end of the pool. My first hammock set-up was the ENO One Link shelter system purchased for less than $200. I also used this system exclusively for...
  28. Thread: DCF Tarp

    by OCDave
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    Shock cord for the doors is great. That allows...

    Shock cord for the doors is great. That allows you entrance and egress without unstaking a door.

    As for the corner tie-outs: One significant advantage of DCF is that it does not stretch...
  29. Thread: Greetings all

    by OCDave
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    Welcome to the forums Jeffery.

    Welcome to the forums Jeffery.
  30. The policy around here is "Pics or it didn't...

    The policy around here is "Pics or it didn't happen." You made the mistake of capturing the event.

    Per HF Policy, I have never ... :)
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    I can't imagine why there exists 13' hammock...

    I can't imagine why there exists 13' hammock tarps.
  32. So far, I have not deployed the head tether, just...

    So far, I have not deployed the head tether, just hanging the unused tether, screw and bag from the head of stand as counter weight.

    The angle of tether from screw I had been shooting for was...
  33. . Correct, screw end toward stand, "O"...

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    Correct, screw end toward stand, "O" attachment end away. The same way one would sink a tarp stake
    Soil = black topsoil w/turf grass. Nothing particularly weak.

    Me= a solid 250#... OK...
  34. Now 4 times over 3 days I have ended up crash...

    Now 4 times over 3 days I have ended up crash landing after having my orange screw pop out of the turf like a champagne cork. I end up taco'd and sprayed with dirt.

    I sink the screw a slight...
  35. I think I understood that the head tether was...

    I think I understood that the head tether was necessary with tarp extentions. Is there any reason for the head tether other than protecting me from my own hammock exit error?
  36. WOW! Superfast delivery. My order, placed 9PM...

    WOW! Superfast delivery. My order, placed 9PM Wednesday, was at my door 9AM Saturday.

    I am also really impressed by the quality of the stand; clearly, a well engineered product.

    I chose the...
  37. This thread is like cake on the counter when your...

    This thread is like cake on the counter when your pants are fitting too tight. I know I shouldn't... I was really good yesterday when I didn't partake.... AND the day before that... In fact, I...
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    I purposely did not renew as a donating member. ...

    I purposely did not renew as a donating member. Donating Member area became a bit too addictive and I was spending WAY too much time online. I too could talk all day about camping gear, camp...
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    The Out Island and Keys packing video on their...

    The Out Island and Keys packing video on their website includes a hammock. Have they provided him with a packing list?
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    Start close to home. Finding something with...

    Start close to home. Finding something with minimal travel time might allow you to stretch a 2 night hike into 3 or 4 nights. Close to home means maybe you can get out once or twice a month rather...
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    I'm in :)

    I'm in :)
  42. I have had a Zippered Bug net. It was fine until...

    I have had a Zippered Bug net. It was fine until I knew better. I now use the BIAS Buginator. My only regret is I wish I'd have gotten the Nano Buginator.
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    I have standard length Incubators. At 5'8",...

    I have standard length Incubators. At 5'8", perhaps I could get by with shorter underquilts but, I have no complaints with the length I have. They fit packed in my ULA Ctalayst well for 5-7 day...
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    I believe CF was developed as material for racing...

    I believe CF was developed as material for racing sail boats. Unlikely you will experience winds that will hurt it. Use appropriate stakes and secure them with rocks and logs if you are concerned. ...
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    The reason for shock cord is to take up some of...

    The reason for shock cord is to take up some of the stretch from the tarp when it gets wet. As your tarp is CF it will not stretch. Shock cord would be unnecessary.
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    TYVEK really doesn't require a washing machine to...

    TYVEK really doesn't require a washing machine to soften it. 10-15 minutes of manually squshing into a balls, twisting ect and your Tyvek will be suitably softened without wasting water or...
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    I carry a piece of TYVEK roughly 5'x7". It was...

    I carry a piece of TYVEK roughly 5'x7". It was cut as a ground cloth for a backpacking tent and while it is bigger than I need, it isn't too big to get utilized several times a day when hiking. At...
  48. Thread: DCF Tarp

    by OCDave
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    I had a HG Stnd with doors for a few years. ...

    I had a HG Stnd with doors for a few years. Eventually, I purchased a Superfly for by son. I found the Superfly to offer far superior coverage and ultimately sold the Stnd with doors and replaced...
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    Welcome to the forum Soccermac. No worries about...

    Welcome to the forum Soccermac. No worries about not backpacking. I think the reason there are so many backpackers here is it is how we get to places that make hammocking possible. I don't have a...
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    This is a sticky authored by Peter Pan from the...

    This is a sticky authored by Peter Pan from the article heading of the Forums. It conveys a lot of hard earned wisdom in a short read.
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