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  1. Most packs aren't waterproof. What about a...

    Most packs aren't waterproof. What about a drybag? See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omdLgtE4ums
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    So, there is no degradation of the hammock material?

    It's no big deal if a shirt is not quite as strong after a permethrin treatment, but I'm sort of concerned about material that needs to be tough and strong (like hammock parts). I've bought the...
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    The "Double Slip Knot"

    Just Jeff says (to attache the hammock rope to a carabiner):

    "Put a carabiner on the tree huggers, then just a “double slip knot” in the Spectra. It's basically a half-hitch inside a half-hitch....
  4. My "final" configuration for a tree hugger

    I think I should stop playing, but here is my "final" version: Double rings in a locked girth hitch (so that a garda can be used) and a loop made with a locked overhand on a bight (a water knot...
  5. Thanks. [I think you meant "ring through the...

    Thanks. [I think you meant "ring through the loop" not "webbing through the loop" in the "just as easily" sentence. As least it would then make sense to me. :)]

    A simple overhand knot on a...
  6. Yup. That's why I locked down the girth hitch,...

    Yup. That's why I locked down the girth hitch, as described in post 61, center image. One can also lock it down using the load bearing strand of the webbing. That's very secure as the load locks...
  7. I'm a little confused. A water knot is for tying...

    I'm a little confused. A water knot is for tying two pieces of webbing together, not, as I understand, for making a loop using just one free end. In fact, with that slippery webbing I've been...
  8. Yes, it's dressed properly. It holds under...

    Yes, it's dressed properly. It holds under tension. But the webbing is so slippery and not so bendable that if I just push up a little the hitch starts to come undone. So, for for example, if I...
  9. I wouldn't be surprise at some damage.

    I wouldn't be surprise at some damage.
  10. Good idea. I think that would work. I would...

    Good idea. I think that would work. I would think that the doubled cord acting as one could be sheetbended to the webbing, especially if it's a double sheetbend. I've not tried it because I just...
  11. None taken. Three reasons. No access to a...

    None taken. Three reasons. No access to a sewing machine. Even if I did, I'd not trust the result, and, most important, at least with the webbing I bought, a girth hitch simply does not hold...
  12. Obsessed about suspension systems!

    Well, I don't even have, yet, my HH HLBA, and I've been thinking about suspension systems, constantly! I bought some webbing and some rings and discovered that a girth hitch often falls apart when...
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    Just saw a review of the Neat Sheet on BGT: here...

    Just saw a review of the Neat Sheet on BGT: here
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    Well, I'm most concerned about overheating and...

    Well, I'm most concerned about overheating and sweating, but I'd like to prepare for the possibility of a cool night, even though it's likely to be very hot and very muggy. mikeeinfhaz points out...
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    Which size GG pad do you have? I was thinking...

    Which size GG pad do you have? I was thinking about that silk liner idea so I'm glad it worked out for you. Not quite sure how it helps as a pack liner, though, as it does not form a waterproof...
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    Thanks for your response.

    Thanks for your response.
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    Oh, yes, I had forgotten about permethrin. And,...

    Oh, yes, I had forgotten about permethrin. And, Franatic Fringer, thanks for the comment. 70 seems sort of warm to need a pad. You'd think pads should then be sort of standard.

    What about the...
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    Any point to a pad in the jungle heat?

    Is there any point to a pad in the jungle heat? Can one just sleep on the bottom of the hammock (say in undies or a silk liner bag)? I'm getting a HH Hyperlite soon for a trip to the Peruvian...
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    Thanks, John. I'm not (yet) a member of BPL. ...

    Thanks, John. I'm not (yet) a member of BPL. Could you tell me the sale price? I'd get, if anything, the 60. The web says Our Price: $189.99 Member Price: $170.99, but I gather there is some...
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    I had thought about the BMW UL quilts but a...

    I had thought about the BMW UL quilts but a review (I forgot where; I think on BPL) said the footbox is rather small and constrictive. What have you found? Also, the BMW UL 60 is 3 oz lighter than...
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    If bag, which UL synthetic?

    If bag, then which UL synthetic would you recommend? I've been looking at a summer/tropical bag that could be used as a quilt and a regular bag as well. That Marmot Pounder 40F (1 lb 5 oz) has...
  22. What about prying fingers?

    So, maybe one is camping not where there are "system" thieves, just kids looking around or curious folks seeing what little thing they can snatch. My soon-to-be-had HH Hyperlite Backpacker does not...
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  24. Any way to lock a hammock to prevent its theft?

    I'm rather paranoid about my stuff and don't like to leave things and the go off for a hike. I've sort have figured that a tent is rather hard to steal quickly, but surely this is not the case for a...
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    re: Asian Hotel

    Yes, I've found that too, but not always. :(

    It might be that each place needs its own solution, but I'd like to find one that works always. I've just ordered the HH HL Backpacker A-Sym (they...
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    Thanks for the reply. Not quite sure what "would...

    Thanks for the reply. Not quite sure what "would never work." You don't think the HH Hyperlite (or whatever kind of HH) could be rigged up to work on a bed? I agree about your comments re a plain...
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    HH Hyperlite Backpacker as a BED NET??

    I often travel to places where I can sleep in a hotel on a bed but I still need mosquito protection (as in South East Asia). So, I've been carrying the 1 pound Skeeter Defeater.

    (see ...
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    Thanks for the responses. Thanks for the...

    Thanks for the responses. Thanks for the welcome. Was hoping for an uncomplicated response, as I had nearly decided on the HH Backpacker Hyperlite. So, back to the drawing board for some more...
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    Is 6'1" pushing it in the HH Hyperlite?

    [First post! :)]

    Is 6'1" pushing it in the HH Hyperlite? I"d hate to have to go up to the Explorer Ultralite at nearly a pound heavier and proportionally larger.

    Thanks.
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