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  1. I agree on the contact theory. On the ground,...

    I agree on the contact theory. On the ground, just a bit of your body is in contact with the pad and you move some. In a hammock, it is wrapped around you and pulled up snug like a big foam taco.
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    I had a poncho made in light silnylon with shock...

    I had a poncho made in light silnylon with shock cord channels in all four sides and used with shock cord and toggles. It is a hoodless design with a tall collar. Works great! I got a Hennessy...
  3. I've been wanting one since first learning that...

    I've been wanting one since first learning that hammock need insulation.

    Thoughts:

    *You need a differential cut and baffles
    *It could be asymmetrical and wouldn't need to go to the ends for...
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    I've used a square of Tyvek and a rubber band,...

    I've used a square of Tyvek and a rubber band, rolling it up like a burrito and also using the Tyvek for a dry clean place to put my feet when dressing, etc. A plastic pencil box or eyeglass...
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    The trick is to avoid "black hole" levels of...

    The trick is to avoid "black hole" levels of compression. If your stuff sack is really a hassle, get a slightly bigger one. Do avoid using a compression sack and trying to squeeze it down rock hard....
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    I usually wrap them in a square of tyvek, burrito...

    I usually wrap them in a square of tyvek, burrito style, which is also handy to stand on when changing clothes. Add a rubber band to keep it closed. A plastic pencil box works well for a bunch. Some...
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    Nice work! Spring is just around the corner!

    Nice work! Spring is just around the corner!
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    Looks like you would have to have the tarp higher...

    Looks like you would have to have the tarp higher to get the hammock suspension at the right angle or the hammock lines will run into the tarp. 20* is too shallow an angle.
  9. Thread: New Hammock Sag

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    A 4x4 is fine if the top end is secured. Amazing...

    A 4x4 is fine if the top end is secured. Amazing how noodle like they can be when standing alone. When you think about it, the weight at the tree strap is the same as your weight, sob it's not much...
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    If I could only have one tarp, I want a big cuben...

    If I could only have one tarp, I want a big cuben rig with fold-back doors. You could use that for ground camping as well.

    I have a birthday coming up soon ;)
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    The R value on Reflectix isn't considering when...

    The R value on Reflectix isn't considering when you lie on top of it.

    Don't forget the pad extender method, where you use a sleeve to hold your 20" wide ground pad with foam extensions to add...
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    Don't you want the ridgeline inside the net? ...

    Don't you want the ridgeline inside the net?

    Of course that has nothing to do with the sag. It should tighten some with your weight, so yeah, that's weird. There were some videos on the Warbonnet...
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    Much better than the original stock diamond fly...

    Much better than the original stock diamond fly from Hennessy. Wind is the culprit and cat tarps do better. With any hammock tarp, you have those long edges just asking to suck up a big gust. Getting...
  14. Thread: New Hammock Sag

    by DaleW
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    What was it tied to? You can tweak a small tree...

    What was it tied to? You can tweak a small tree with your weight and it doesn't take much movement to drop you 8". I've tied off to vine maples that were like springs. It's amazing how much force you...
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    Damaged tent poles and thrift store/yard sale...

    Damaged tent poles and thrift store/yard sale carbon golf club shafts. Good idea on the knitting needles.
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    I just run the ridgeline tie-outs past my hammock...

    I just run the ridgeline tie-outs past my hammock suspension to get the height I want for each. It hasn't made any difference to me if they touch. I run the ridge line just to the side of my hammock...
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    Withdrawn by seller
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    WITHDRAWN: all remaining items withdrawn

    All remaining items withdrawn by seller
  19. The sleeves are deliberately long to cover your...

    The sleeves are deliberately long to cover your knuckles. Very nice if you use poles or are riding a bike, ATV, or cross country skiing.
  20. SOLD: Cloudveil Stash Creek Hooded Windshirt, Men's XL Slate Blue

    Sold to Dos and PM sent: a clean Cloudveil Stash Creek windshirt, men's Xl size, measuring 27" across at the armpits and 24" across at the hem. It has a drop-tail cut and is 31" long from the base of...
  21. SOLD: REI/Komperdell Titanal Relief Trekking Poles

    Sold! Thank you.
  22. SOLD: LL Bean Nylon Anorak Pull-Over Windbreaker, Men's XL

    Sold, thank you!
  23. WITHDRAWN: Stainless Steel Camp Kitchen Pots, Cups, Bottles

    Withdrawn by seller
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    I use a couple 4x6 posts. You just need one pole,...

    I use a couple 4x6 posts. You just need one pole, so sink it 3' deep with no concrete, pack it well and put a birdhouse on top, maybe grow a vine on it. You can dig it out later.
  25. LL Bean Anorak Mens XL PRICE DROP

    Dropped the price a bit. Nice wind shell!
  26. SOLD: LL Bean Nylon Anorak Pull-Over Windbreaker, Men's XL

    Sold to Kaycee: an old school LL Bean anorak style pull-over windbreaker. Men's XL size, measuring 26" across the armpits, 30" from the base of the hood to the tail (drop tail design), and 36,5" from...
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    FOUND: Mountainsmith Strapettes

    FOUND: a pair of Mountainsmith Strapettes shoulder straps. Please send PM's.
  28. mmaiolo81, your mailbox is full and I can't send...

    mmaiolo81, your mailbox is full and I can't send you a PM. Please advise.
  29. SOLD: REI/Komperdell Titanal Relief Trekking Poles

    SOLD : a pair of REI/Komperdell Relief model trekking poles. These are aluminum poles with twist locks and anti-shock dampers. They have been lightly used and have one defect: one of the ferrules had...
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    Updated with extended offer. Thanks!

    Updated with extended offer. Thanks!
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    WITHDRAWN: Belt bags and pouches

    For sale: cleaning out the spares in my gear locker. All in excellent condition, two for $10 or three for $13 (updated) including US shipping.
    Top row:

    SOLD: A: Nylon pouch with lining, 9" x4 4"...
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    SOLD: REI Taku Rain Jacket, Men's XL~XXL

    Sold to abwillingham and PM sent: an REI Taku rain jacket in men's XXL size. I put XL~XXL in the title as it is a stretch jacket and tends to be more of an athletic cut than some of the other brands....
  33. SOLD: Base layer long sleeve tee shirts, men's large Carhartt, Champion PRICE DROP

    Sold to SnrMoment:

    Dropped the price 10% to $18 including US shipping and PayPal fees. Nice shirts!
  34. SOLD: Base layer long sleeve tee shirts, men's large Carhartt, Champion

    Sold to Snrmoment and PM sent I like both these shirts, but they are just a tad short for my long torso. One is a Carhartt 100% polyester and about the same weight as Capilene 3 fabric and 8.2oz. The...
  35. Note the measurements given. Compare those with...

    Note the measurements given. Compare those with your existing gear.

    It's on the big end of large, so there's room for layering. Sounds like its a little big for someone your size.
  36. FS: Mont Bell Men's Large Fleece $20

    Last call! $20 including US shipping and PayPal fees. Warm and water-hating thick fluffy fleece, only exceeded by puffy style tops.
  37. SOLD: EMS Primaloft Vest, Men's Large, Cheap!

    Sold to Cardo: I've had this Eastern Mountain Sports vest kicking around in the gear closet as a spare and it's time for a new home. It has the original Primaloft synthetic insulation. The shell is...
  38. SOLD: North Face and Ex Officio Zip Off Pants, Men's XXL

    Sold to jp dog: two pairs of zip off pants. Both men's XXL with 32" inseam, waist measurements as listed below. Both in excellent condition with only light wear, no stains or damage. $30 each or $55...
  39. Sold

    Per forum rules, the first "I'll take it " is the buyer.

    Sold to canoebie!
  40. Well lessee, the last I heard Miami is still...

    Well lessee, the last I heard Miami is still within the US borders and my offer does say $15 INCLUDING US shipping, so I think we're okay on this.

    If you will respond to this post with "I'll take...
  41. SOLD: Lot of 2 Evernew Stainless Steel Sierra Cups

    SOLD: a lot of two used Evernew brand stainless steel Sierra cups in excellent condition showing typical light use use in the form of minor scuffs and scratches. They hold about 10 ounces (300ml)...
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    SOLD: Marmot Driclime Windshirt, Men's XL

    Sold to funnybone!

    a Marmot Driclime windshirt, men's XL size measuring 26" across the armpits, 30" from the base of the collar to the tail and 38" from the center of the collar to the cuff and...
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    There aren't any others in production that I know...

    There aren't any others in production that I know of. 20f would probably be pushing it. IMHO, it's more of a summerish 3-season option by itself. It would supplement an UQ or other insulation to go...
  44. SOLD: MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter Pump Water Filter

    Sold to Cowboy247: an MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter pump style water filter. This one gets the bugs down to 0.2 microns with a cleanable ceramic element and a carbon element inside that to catch the...
  45. SOLD: LL Bean Reversible Down Vest, Mens XL Blue

    SOLD to CST: a super nice LL Bean down vest, men's XL size measuting 26" across the armpits and 26" from the base of the collar to the tail. Reversible from dark blue to medium blue, has open hand...
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    You can use a foam pad inside the hammock. One...

    You can use a foam pad inside the hammock. One that is 25" or so is a better choice. You can find them at places like WallyWorld and Big 5. If you already have a 20" wide pad, you can get an ENO...
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    Umbrellas are the ultimate breathable rain gear...

    Umbrellas are the ultimate breathable rain gear and great for those humid drizzly days where the choice is get wet from drizzle or get wet from sweat in your rain gear. They can be handy in camp...
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    I stuff :) There is a school of thought that...

    I stuff :) There is a school of thought that holds that folding on the same lines will degrade the coating over time. That may be true with polyurethane coatings. Silnylon is so slippery that it can...
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    You can buy pads or reflectors separately from...

    You can buy pads or reflectors separately from Hennesy. I did that and made an undercover.
  50. SOLD: RadioShack Indoor/Outdoor Digital Thermometer

    SOLD: RadioShack Indoor/Outdoor Digital Thermometer
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