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    When I'm done packing up I walk to the trees I...

    When I'm done packing up I walk to the trees I hung in and say out loud while scanning the tree, the ground and the other tree, "nothing in this tree, nothing on the ground, and nothing in the other...
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    I'm a dedicated V guy using the continuous RL...

    I'm a dedicated V guy using the continuous RL system so I can easily center the tarp between the trees, never really had a problem per se with the short tree distance, but I know what you're getting...
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    The thing that surprised me the most was how...

    The thing that surprised me the most was how alone most of them felt in the first 24 hours?? I get that they are a long way from home, but you'd think they'd never spent a night away from their...
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    Well done sir! Thanks for sharing.

    Well done sir! Thanks for sharing.
  5. Well done, looks like a fine trip. Thanks for...

    Well done, looks like a fine trip. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is really well done, and an excellent idea....

    That is really well done, and an excellent idea. I look forward to hearing some reviews after you've had it in the field a while. Looks great, keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing.
  7. Really well done, I enjoyed the heck out of that....

    Really well done, I enjoyed the heck out of that. Some awesome views out there and you get a little different prospective from the canoe eh? Doesn't sound like you'll be trading in your hiking boots...
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    That is one sweet tarp!

    That is one sweet tarp!
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    That's an excellent idea, doesn't get much easier...

    That's an excellent idea, doesn't get much easier than that, thanks for sharing.
  10. Really enjoyed those, thanks. You guys just...

    Really enjoyed those, thanks. You guys just aren't afraid to do everything wrong.. wrong hammock angle, lying in it backwards, mosquito net in porch mode (who does that?), mode of transportation in...
  11. Here ya go....

    Here ya go. I actually have one but never used it as a foot rest but instead put it on my hammock ridgeline and use it as a mini gear hammock, so it's multi=purpose item.
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    Welcome from Battle Creek.

    Welcome from Battle Creek.
  13. Thread: Tarp Help

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    The fine folks over at Underground Quilts also...

    The fine folks over at Underground Quilts also make some really nice TARPS
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    Welcome from Battle Creek.

    Welcome from Battle Creek.
  15. Let us know if it actually works. :D

    Let us know if it actually works. :D
  16. How about doing a marline spike hitch or two in...

    How about doing a marline spike hitch or two in your ridge line with a diameter stick that shortens the length as required? When you're done slip the stick out and you're back to normal.
  17. Poll: Sorry I missed it, looks like it was fun,...

    Sorry I missed it, looks like it was fun, probably a little wet too, the radar was showing some activity up there last night.
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    Great job! I've been considering the silpoly...

    Great job! I've been considering the silpoly myself for a project but still debating, after seeing stuff like that I'm starting to lean more in that direction tho.
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    My pleasure, hope it helped.

    My pleasure, hope it helped.
  20. Fantastic report, sure is beautiful county up...

    Fantastic report, sure is beautiful county up there.
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    Whoopies benefit from pulling on the bury from...

    Whoopies benefit from pulling on the bury from both directions, a UCR only pulls from one direction, hence the weight you mention. Many, including myself, use a taut-line hitch to keep tension on it...
  22. Welcome from Michigan. Looks like an interesting...

    Welcome from Michigan. Looks like an interesting design, should be interesting to follow it's evolution.
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    Look'n good URZED. Definitely let us know how...

    Look'n good URZED. Definitely let us know how the 10" model works out, thanks for sharing.
  24. Poll: Put me down as a maybe. Lot's of variables over...

    Put me down as a maybe. Lot's of variables over here so I'll just stick with maybe.
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    I've been on the section from Grayling down river...

    I've been on the section from Grayling down river down to one of the bridges (don't recall which) a few times and it's all quite nice and he campground that I stayed in when we stayed was well kept...
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    Welcome from exciting and exotic Battle Creek.

    Welcome from exciting and exotic Battle Creek.
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    The easy way is to just fold over the edge of the...

    The easy way is to just fold over the edge of the hammock and sew it down, no extra fabric required.
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    The one I made has stick pockets and seems to...

    The one I made has stick pockets and seems to work quite well. This video will show some details of it.

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  29. I never fold, just stuff it, and always hang to...

    I never fold, just stuff it, and always hang to dry a few days when I get home so it's perfectly dry before storing.
  30. That was great! Thanks for taking us along.

    That was great! Thanks for taking us along.
  31. It's not exactly (or maybe even remotely) what...

    It's not exactly (or maybe even remotely) what you're talking about but the thread on the SWAG & DILLY, may be at least tangentially related to what you're talking about and might give you some ideas.
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    I think mine is 11 x 10 but also has doors and...

    I think mine is 11 x 10 but also has doors and sets up like a whelen lean-to. Lots of room and excellent coverage.

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    My preferred dimensions are: large x huge :) Im...

    My preferred dimensions are: large x huge :) Im a member of the bigger is better club.
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    Welcome from Michigan!

    Welcome from Michigan!
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    I made my tarp specifically to be a lean-to that...

    I made my tarp specifically to be a lean-to that goes all the way to the ground on one side just to stop the wind, and it does an admirable job at.
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    Dyneema straps would solve the problems created...

    Dyneema straps would solve the problems created by Kevlar straps: Stronger,lighter, hydrophobic, and more UV resistance. http://www.bainbridgeint.com/Variants.aspx?Item=PRD-900174
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    Once the newness is worn off the ridgeline and...

    Once the newness is worn off the ridgeline and loop it will grab better with maybe 4 wraps and still be adjustable, its a matter of breaking them in guess and seeing what you can get away with after...
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    Welcome from Battle Creek.

    Welcome from Battle Creek.
  39. Looks like a cool trip. That's some pretty...

    Looks like a cool trip. That's some pretty exposed paddling but a proper adventure for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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    If you use the "quick links" drop down under the...

    If you use the "quick links" drop down under the forum tab and select "today's posts" I think you'll get what you're after.
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    Wow! That's a pretty serious milestone. ...

    Wow! That's a pretty serious milestone. Congrats!
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    My interest in sewing began when I decided I...

    My interest in sewing began when I decided I wanted to make a tent of all things (gasp!) But about the time I got a machine I discovered hammocks so the tent never happened. I also became very...
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    That sounds like a challenge! :lol::lol::lol:

    That sounds like a challenge! :lol::lol::lol:
  44. The shortest a UCR can get is generally a bit...

    The shortest a UCR can get is generally a bit longer than the shortest a whoopie can get, a whoopie tensions the constricting portion from both directions a UCR only one, hence the tendency of people...
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    I have a wilderness logics bug net and it is...

    I have a wilderness logics bug net and it is really nice. Use it on a 10' hammock but don't recall how much extra net it has.
  46. What hammock? :boggle::boggle::boggle: Stand...

    What hammock? :boggle::boggle::boggle:

    Stand design is interesting.
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    If you want to go down the pull-out road you...

    If you want to go down the pull-out road you could experiment with the location using CLIP ON PULL OUTS, and if it doesn't work out you've got some extra pull outs for your tarp. :)
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    I think this is a case of bigger is better. UGQ...

    I think this is a case of bigger is better. UGQ has some really nice large tarps as well, I think they even have a pole mod option. Either way, my experience in the Amazon would make me want a big...
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    I prefer a flat felled seam. This is not my video...

    I prefer a flat felled seam. This is not my video but it's how I make them.

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    Regarding the shoulder squeeze maybe you could...

    Regarding the shoulder squeeze maybe you could sew a tab on the outside of the hammock and use it as a pull out, stake it out with some bungee and zing it. I don't know if that would work but it...
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