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  1. I use this exact system. It's very easy to use,...

    I use this exact system. It's very easy to use, simple, light, and secure.

    It's reasonably easy to make/splice. I followed the instructions here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxF5ijiLToY
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    I have hammocks in MTN 1.7, MTN 1.3, MTN 1.2, and...

    I have hammocks in MTN 1.7, MTN 1.3, MTN 1.2, and Hexon 1.6.

    The MTN 1.7 is very firm, much firmer than all the others.
    The MTN 1.3 is stretchier - probably similar to the Hexon 1.6 in terms of...
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    I'd you're ok with Climashield instead of UP, the...

    I'd you're ok with Climashield instead of UP, the Simply Light Designs Trail Lair is exactly what you want.
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    Can't beat a bit of abstract impressionism...

    Can't beat a bit of abstract impressionism...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=179631&d=1581575431

    179631
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    https://simplylightdesigns.com/collections/hammock...

    https://simplylightdesigns.com/collections/hammock-accessories/products/trail-winder-asym-uq

    I bought one recently. It's like a synthetic wookie. The design ensures a good fit, with no gaps or...
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    Looks like I'm reduced to alcohol to drown my...

    Looks like I'm reduced to alcohol to drown my sorrows, minor though those sorrows be with regards to a bit of excess silicone on my tarp.
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    I patched my torn tarp, but...

    How do I clean up the excess silicone?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=179572&d=1580867558

    My silpoly tarp had a large rip near one of the hems. I used silicone,...
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    I've finally cut my 17' hammock down to 13', and,...

    I've finally cut my 17' hammock down to 13', and, somewhat strangely, I like it better than when it was 17'. It feels more spacious than an 11', especially when I sleep with my arms raised above my...
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    I just made a MTN 1.3 hammock. I also have...

    I just made a MTN 1.3 hammock. I also have hammocks in

    MTN 1.2,
    MTN 1.7,
    HyperD 1.6,
    Hexon 1.6, and
    Hexon 1.0.

    Stretch
    The Hexon 1.0 is by far the stretchiest, and the MTN...
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    It looks like hammocks are not permitted on the...

    It looks like hammocks are not permitted on the Abel Tasman Track.

    This link:...
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    Here's what I do: 1. Tie a bunch of alpine...

    Here's what I do:

    1. Tie a bunch of alpine butterfly loops in some cord.

    2. Hang it from the ceiling or wall.

    3. Attach your stuff sacks or gear bags to the loops. (You can tie a knot with...
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    Black is the least visible colour. It's easier to...

    Black is the least visible colour. It's easier to see through rather than see. I don't want to look at my bug net, I went to look through it.
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    I once used a pencil. It "worked", but looked a...

    I once used a pencil. It "worked", but looked a bit crushed afterwards.

    I've used trail sticks plenty of times, and never had a problem with them.

    Now I have titanium toggles. They're an...
  14. Poll: An underquilt similar to the Warbonnet Wookie or...

    An underquilt similar to the Warbonnet Wookie or SLD Trail Winder.
  15. Poll: I like warm colors for the inside of my quilts...

    I like warm colors for the inside of my quilts cos it makes me think the quilt will be warm. So I choose red.

    But I like earth-tones for the outside of my quilts cos I like to be inconspicuous.
  16. Me too. I reckon the convex will be way too...

    Me too. I reckon the convex will be way too extreme on this.
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    My preferred solution for preventing a UCR bury...

    My preferred solution for preventing a UCR bury sliding down is to use any old cord to tie a whipping knot over the end of the bury, or alternatively just after the end of the bury. The bury cord can...
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    This is a fair point. But on the other hand it...

    This is a fair point. But on the other hand it can be helpful to gather lots of information upfront too.

    So...I like the peak shelf. I don't actually have one, but I have a home-made gear hammock...
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    Marlinspike hitch in Dyneema?

    Will a marlinspike hitch slip if tied in Dyneema?

    I'm thinking of using a single line of dyneema extending from my tree huggers, and tying a marlinspike in it to connect to the CLs on my hammock....
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    The three most likely culprits: 1. Primary...

    The three most likely culprits:

    1. Primary suspension not tight enough.

    2. Tertiary suspension too tight.

    3. Primary suspension not pulling somewhat UP toward the ridgeline, and instead just...
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    Some random indoor hanging experiences... I...

    Some random indoor hanging experiences...

    I made a 17' hammock out of 1.6 HyperD XL. That was the longest I could fit in my bedroom, and I figured there couldn't be any negative to such a long...
  22. If the becket slips, or is difficult to untie, a...

    If the becket slips, or is difficult to untie, a J-bend might work better.

    Alternatively, you could use a marlin-spike hitch in the amsteel. Hmm, that's an idea I might try myself. I find the...
  23. Thread: Speed Tips

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    I've never rolled a tarp up. I've always just...

    I've never rolled a tarp up. I've always just stuffed it into a double-ended stuff sack. I tried rolling, but it seemed difficult, time-consuming and it created trapped air that made it impossible to...
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    If I need privacy, I get dressed in my hammock....

    If I need privacy, I get dressed in my hammock. Actually lying in it. It's a bit awkward, but not too bad.

    For the "where to put stuff?" question, I make a lot of use of my hammock's ridgeline to...
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    I'm a slackliner as well as a hammocker. ...

    I'm a slackliner as well as a hammocker.

    Slacklines are rigged tight, and then you jump up and down on them. The forces must be immense compared to lounging in a hammock at 30 deg. I've never had...
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    Thanks, that's really useful data. I've always...

    Thanks, that's really useful data.

    I've always been a shock-cord guy, but it might be time for a change.
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    I've been thinking of buying a "Wookie-like"...

    I've been thinking of buying a "Wookie-like" Climashield UQ from Simply Light Designs, but then had the bright idea of making one myself.

    And then I had the bright idea of searching Hammock Forums...
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    I'm a new convert to Jellyfish's videos. They are...

    I'm a new convert to Jellyfish's videos. They are super-useful for DIYers.

    If you're "DIY-curious" then get yourself a sewing machine and watch a few videos and start making stuff. It's not that...
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    Thanks for the video. It's useful. I used a...

    Thanks for the video. It's useful.

    I used a marlin-spike since the beginning of my hammocking, but switched to a becket hitch a while ago. But in the last 6 months I've switched back to the...
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    That's exactly it. But UCRs are not much more...

    That's exactly it.

    But UCRs are not much more finicky. If you're the sort of person willing to play with them for a few minutes to understand how they work (and how they might fail) it'll then be...
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    I sew the long seams first, and the end seams...

    I sew the long seams first, and the end seams last. Then, through each end seam I run some thin cord (any cord will do), pull it tight, and tie it off (any knot will do).

    This creates a nice...
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    You need to get the ends closer together. The...

    You need to get the ends closer together. The tarp is the limiting factor. The right end of the tarp looks good; nice and close to the pole. If you make the left-end of the tarp the same, you'll be...
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    Hmmmm. Your tarp will connect to your hammock...

    Hmmmm.

    Your tarp will connect to your hammock suspension at points that are a consistent distance from each end of the hammock.

    My whoopie slings are attached directly to my hammock, with no...
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    By tearing a hole in it, you now have fewer holes...

    By tearing a hole in it, you now have fewer holes in your bug net than you did before.

    Absurdly true, but not useful...
  35. Quite a few splicing links here:...

    Quite a few splicing links here:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forumdisplay.php/129-DIY-Stickies

    I read somewhere that bury shrinkage is 20%, and that's the rule of thumb I use, though I've...
  36. I made an underquilt from a fleece blanket for...

    I made an underquilt from a fleece blanket for home use. I whipped the ends of the blanket with some cord, and used some strong shockcord to attach the whipped ends to the hammock suspension.

    The...
  37. raftingtigger, are the poles likely to end up...

    raftingtigger, are the poles likely to end up looking something like this?:

    https://zpacks.com/products/carbon-fiber-staff
    ...
  38. Great review. The benefits of a big tarp are...

    Great review.

    The benefits of a big tarp are obvious, but other than lighter weight, the benefits of a smaller tarp aren't. You make a good case.
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    Could join them with a carabiner. Or a...

    Could join them with a carabiner.

    Or a soft-shackle.

    Or an evo-loop (which is really a kind of easy-to-use, but not-quite-so-secure soft-shackle.)

    Or instead of using the hugger's loop, tie...
  40. I've never had a Becket slip with my dyneema...

    I've never had a Becket slip with my dyneema straps, but I always flatten the part of the straps that will be in the Becket before tying it. I *think* that's the key.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using...
  41. While I love the simplicity of this, it wouldn't...

    While I love the simplicity of this, it wouldn't work well for me because the ground is so rocky where I camp that I usually have to try 4 or 5 quite different locations for each stake before I can...
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    I'm the odd one out here, cos I leave my...

    I'm the odd one out here, cos I leave my hookworms attached to my tarp. They securely "hook" to the loops of shockcord at each tie-out.

    So I'm using them like tarpworms, but I have the ability to...
  43. I have hookworms that I keep attached to the...

    I have hookworms that I keep attached to the loops of shockcord at my tarp tieouts. They haven't come off so far, and I don't expect them to. The security of the connection might depend on the exact...
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    Yep, they work with any guyline, even the...

    Yep, they work with any guyline, even the thinnest. There might be an upper limit on the size of the cord that will work, but any vaguely lightweight guyline will be ok.
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    I went bigger than the original plan - 18'! A...

    I went bigger than the original plan - 18'! A whole 6 yards of HyperD XL.

    I've slept in it for only one night so far, but it's very comfortable. It seems like it has a massive "sweet spot". I can...
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    I just finished making a medium. It turned out...

    I just finished making a medium. It turned out perfect. It's very satisfying to have gear you've made yourself.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=174913&d=1558691482...
  47. Yes, it affects the strength. Tapering the ends...

    Yes, it affects the strength. Tapering the ends smoothes out the transition between double-thickness and single-thickness, thus reducing the stress on the rope at that point.

    However, Zingit is...
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    Yes! Sewing a hammock is quick, and not too...

    Yes! Sewing a hammock is quick, and not too expensive, and it's fun to experiment.



    Yep, I used the hammock hang calculator. As far as I can tell, a 15' hammock is no "longer" than an 11'...
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    How big is too big?

    I plan on making a BIG hammock - about 15' by 76" - as my everyday indoors hammock. That's as big as will fit in my bedroom.

    Is this a stupid idea? Can a hammock be TOO big?

    I'm hoping it will...
  50. I'm not Cheryl or Latherdome, but I know the...

    I'm not Cheryl or Latherdome, but I know the answer they've given before; the amsteel UCRs were time-consuming to make and not as intuitive to new users as straps. Also, the fact that they were a...
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