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    Hammockers get a bad rap for being lazy when in...

    Hammockers get a bad rap for being lazy when in reality we are mostly just biding time and resting until our new gear shows up.

    Got a Solo last winter and loved the design and quality of it and...
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    Some form of evo loops (stopper knot loop with or...

    Some form of evo loops (stopper knot loop with or w/o beckett hitch loops) on all my hammocks in lieu of CLs and at the strap/hugger ends of all my suspensions. Several hundred moons in and perfectly...
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    I do internal poles (344 Easton) on both my 12'...

    I do internal poles (344 Easton) on both my 12' hex and 11' DW winter tarp hung with a continuous ridgeline above the tarp. I recommend using an adjustable full second ridgeline under the tarp in...
  4. Doc, If you are still having issues with the foot...

    Doc, If you are still having issues with the foot end try a slight adjustment the opposite of what is in the video. I prefer the foot end straps to be looser on the side of my feet sticking out (left...
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    Love HG quilts and hope to own many more in the...

    Love HG quilts and hope to own many more in the future but I won't ever get a zippered footbox again. Thought I might like the option of opening it up but have never wanted to. If somebody is on the...
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    Big fan of toggles as the adjustable end of a...

    Big fan of toggles as the adjustable end of a continuious ridgeline and as attachment points for internal pole mods along an internal ridgeline using a few inches of 3/16 shockcord that locks right...
  7. I guess since I have already purchased two new...

    I guess since I have already purchased two new hammocks this year to go with the several I got last year and am currently waiting on delivery of two more I'm still looking and just might have a bit...
  8. Maybe we can arrange a swap for a bit. One of the...

    Maybe we can arrange a swap for a bit. One of the advantages of DW for a simple netless is that you get it in about a week and pay much less for shipping.
  9. Ha ha. A quiver of too many hammocks is a problem...

    Ha ha. A quiver of too many hammocks is a problem worth having. Found my self more than a bit curious about that 1.2 Mtn fabric yesterday, took my own advice and now the smurfs are going to make an...
  10. Quality choices on gear DH, SLD, UGQ and WB are...

    Quality choices on gear DH, SLD, UGQ and WB are all excellent choices and can be flipped if you end up a lowly ground dweller after all. If you really want to experiment with fabrics, trying out a...
  11. Thread: I need help!

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    Can you define what you mean by "uncomfortable?"...

    Can you define what you mean by "uncomfortable?" Do you feel cramped? Are you normally a back sleeper? Are you sleeping on your back?, sides? in a fetal position?

    Don't know what the HG hammock is...
  12. I suppose in Australia it is probably a good idea...

    I suppose in Australia it is probably a good idea to show the wildlife that you are not messing around.
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    Ridgeline perfection right here...

    Ridgeline perfection right here.
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    I use a wally world plastic bin to wash and rinse...

    I use a wally world plastic bin to wash and rinse my down in the bathtub. Less water, less fuss and the bin helps to drain and carry the wet down items w/o stressing the internal baffles. After the...
  15. I used a hex tarp for months without sealing the...

    I used a hex tarp for months without sealing the ridgeline seam and never had any water come through the seam even during western Washington's wettest days. The first good rain that I used my TD...
  16. Thread: Pole Mods

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    You will love internal poles for the ability to...

    You will love internal poles for the ability to quickly and easily go from hunker-down mode with lots of width where it counts to full-on porch mode without needing to move a stake or use any extra...
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    Looks good, proceed until apprehended.

    Looks good, proceed until apprehended.
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    That's pretty funny. I've had a netless since...

    That's pretty funny. I've had a netless since late January, slept on probably 2/3rds of the nights since. Still no sign of wear or tear (yikes) on the fabric and it has held its shape. I've become...
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    I have swapped my dutch clips out for evo loop...

    I have swapped my dutch clips out for evo loop soft links like those made by Myers or Autumn Ultralight. I did this primarily because I did not like fiddling with the clips to get them "just right"...
  20. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Recent owner so my experience is limited and...

    Recent owner so my experience is limited and opinions subject to change but the only conditions that I have found where the screws perform as well or better than the boomstakes is in forest duff/soil...
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    Not sure I'd want to lug a Tensa Solo up and down...

    Not sure I'd want to lug a Tensa Solo up and down around the Wonderland but if the group had a couple of Treez the entire group flexibility would be dramatically increased.
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    If you can verifiably melt a 7/64 amsteel CL by...

    If you can verifiably melt a 7/64 amsteel CL by releasing something like a beckett hitch under any reasonable conditions plausibly expected while hammock camping, I will buy and send you a netless...
  23. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Hence the question. Heck of a quick reply, thanks...

    Hence the question. Heck of a quick reply, thanks for that.

    Not an engineer but given the angles and forces involved I am more concerned with the increased leverage on the holes at the other end...
  24. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    This seems to be the closest thing to a general...

    This seems to be the closest thing to a general thread on the Solo so I'll ask here hoping that the Tensa crew is still monitoring. Aside from making sure the dogbones don't get abraded at the end...
  25. The hammock is fine. I have a 360 and it is a...

    The hammock is fine. I have a 360 and it is a legitimate and comfy true 11' hammock that is decently made if a bit heavier and bulkier than the pricier options. Like others I'd put my money on a...
  26. Pulling off a weird and challenging hang and...

    Pulling off a weird and challenging hang and still getting it "just right" is one of my favorite things about hammock camping.
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    Namaclaws work best on 1.75 zing/lash-it but will...

    Namaclaws work best on 1.75 zing/lash-it but will work on dynaglide (2.2 iirc) but not as smoothly as on 1.75. I use a purpose built dynaglide line on my turtledog stand where the claws don't move...
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    If it helps I'm pretty sure this material isn't...

    If it helps I'm pretty sure this material isn't available in a wide width. Yet.
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    Well done. Kind of thinking I have a winter...

    Well done. Kind of thinking I have a winter wilderness spa weekend ahead of me. Tired legs, a smartwaterbottle of decent wine, some hot springs and cozy hammock sounds like a nice evening. Would it...
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    Internal pole mods are nice if you don't mind the...

    Internal pole mods are nice if you don't mind the weight.

    FWIW I just did a similar night of 15-20 mph sustained wind all night with gusts to 30 and a temp of 26-29f with similar gear: 20 TQ and...
  31. Hey Derek, looks good and a nice "simple" basic...

    Hey Derek, looks good and a nice "simple" basic guide should do well I'd think. Might do really well at outlets like REI. Good luck.

    Wanted to let you know that I have been fiddling with your...
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    I wouldn't be too far from a warm house or car...

    I wouldn't be too far from a warm house or car with what you have without adding a pad with some insulation value. Doesn't have to be the newest or lightest, I'd use my somewhat dated but full length...
  33. Thread: Indoor Hang

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    Granted that structural corners are good, it ooks...

    Granted that structural corners are good, it ooks like the exterior wall keeps going, not sure. Not being a carpenter, I'm not sure where the studs would be if the interior wall was a remodel w/o...
  34. Thread: Indoor Hang

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    That corner is a nope of sheer mystery, better to...

    That corner is a nope of sheer mystery, better to avoid. Windows in modern houses will at least be doubled with more depending on the width of the window. Carefully pilot hole and properly pre-drill...
  35. There is something to say for getting a decent...

    There is something to say for getting a decent bottom-entry bugnet and trying out several netless hammocks. It is kind of addicting however.
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    Thanks chapinb and Jolly for the...

    Thanks chapinb and Jolly for the impressions/review. I've got about a dozen nights split equally between indoors and outside in my burnt orange netless and largely agree with the above. I have...
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    Sounds like you are more-or-less going to end up...

    Sounds like you are more-or-less going to end up with an extra-wide 12' winter tarp with doors that are attached to the main tarp with snaps. Not a bad plan and when you have it all configured you...
  38. The evo loop...

    The evo loop is just a CL with a big sturdy knot at one end and can be used essentially as a soft shackle closing up on itself. I like to use them this way at the other end of the suspension as a...
  39. Swap out your CLs with evo loops and the...

    Swap out your CLs with evo loops and the connection more-or-less becomes a detachable larkshead.
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    Feel bad for the poor rolls of fabric bandied...

    Feel bad for the poor rolls of fabric bandied about against their will, unceremoniously weighed and tossed on to the pile in a cruel and heartless demonstration of their own excess weight and...
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    Spend the money on the UQ, piece together the...

    Spend the money on the UQ, piece together the rest. Something synthetic from Arrowhead is likely doable and respectable.

    A bugnet can be made for about $15 using 2 walmart window shears ($5.88...
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    Well.... that took all of three minutes... burnt...

    Well.... that took all of three minutes... burnt orange DW netless on the way.
  43. I prefer the MSH with spider 1.5 with or without...

    I prefer the MSH with spider 1.5 with or without whoopies. If you want to stick with the Beckett try a modified version where you make and extra wrap around the CL and it will hold much more securily...
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    I absolutely abhor inflatable pillows on the...

    I absolutely abhor inflatable pillows on the ground but love my small inflatable about half inflated (Brady style) when in a GE hammock.
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    I made my TD last spring and used a loop of plain...

    I made my TD last spring and used a loop of plain old 550 paracord larksheaded with about four turns (8 wraps total) and it doesn't slide at all through all kinds of conditions. I attach my hammocks...
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    There is a lot to say about sticking with netless...

    There is a lot to say about sticking with netless hammocks for a bit because you can try out all kinds of fabrics and configurations on the cheap (even cheaper with some rudimentary sewing). Bottom...
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    It's fun being able to sleep out any night. The...

    It's fun being able to sleep out any night. The stand was an early covid project and I usually have it on the deck but snow tends to slide off the metal roof and that is too much for any tarp! Cool...
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    We got our first snow of the year yesterday and I...

    We got our first snow of the year yesterday and I raced home to sloppily set up and sleep outside! This is my 11' winter tarp (more or less a hex with doors) but the same poles work identically in...
  49. Regardless of other considerations I'd maximize...

    Regardless of other considerations I'd maximize the height of the tripods with a generous footprint at the base for stability (it makes a difference) and use the connection between the hinge and the...
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    Ha ha. Nobody around here wants to carry a Haven...

    Ha ha. Nobody around here wants to carry a Haven on their back but it seems like the fact that it is designed to go to ground if needed might be a big plus.

    I love my internal pole mods on my 12'...
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