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  1. Late discoveries about side sleeping and lay direction preference

    Iíve slept full-time in hammocks since 2013. Surprisingly, i still seem to be learning some basic stuff.

    One is how to side sleep in a gathered end. Iím still predominantly a back sleeper, but...
  2. Minimum 1/3 your body weight. Half is better....

    Minimum 1/3 your body weight. Half is better. Minimize stand tilt and anchor head end also if foot anchor weight is minimal. Best to tie off to architectural feature like door hinge pin, handrail etc...
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    Really wet soil (mud) behaves more like a liquid...

    Really wet soil (mud) behaves more like a liquid than solid, and is most challenging. A buried ďdead manís anchorĒ may be adequate. But better to reduce the load by lessening stand tilt, bringing the...
  4. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    We have contemplated making Boomstakes the...

    We have contemplated making Boomstakes the default. We do know cases where Orange Screws hold better, but in really hard ground Orange Screws don’t work at all. We can’t get a handle on which would...
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    8í can be enough if you manage to connect the...

    8í can be enough if you manage to connect the poles near or at their very ends, say by inserting nunchuck-like connectors into the ends. 10í is already extravagant. 12í is just nuts unless maybe you...
  6. If it works, great, but looks like more tilt than...

    If it works, great, but looks like more tilt than necessary. Also the suspension is let out only on the foot side. Iím surprised if you have good head clearance. Less tilt and more equal suspension...
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    I hang over the dying fire

    I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
    I keep my eyes wide open all the time

    But seriously Iíve heard of people placing hot rocks from a campfire under the hammock. That could be something....
  8. Thread: Speed Tips

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    I'm not "comprehensively fast" because I seem to...

    I'm not "comprehensively fast" because I seem to have a perverse habit/talent for picking trees that aren't ideally spaced, and often with huge PNW diameters. This forces some...
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    I shouldn’t feel relief that “it wasn’t us!” but...

    I shouldn’t feel relief that “it wasn’t us!” but i have to cop to some. Yes, the anchor strength required for Solo can’t be overstated. Those Tito stakes are good, and currently we resell them as...
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    By tube stakes, i think you mean Tensa...

    By tube stakes, i think you mean Tensa Boomstakes? If so this is the first report of failure we’ve heard. Please drop us a line direct with details, photos if possible. We’ll replace failed...
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    11' tarp is ideal with or without the extensions....

    11' tarp is ideal with or without the extensions. With the extensions you can go up to 13' easily. Shape isn't constrained by the stand: pick whatever offers the best coverage/weight/cost tradeoff. ...
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    Highest stress is on connectors, so amsteel a...

    Highest stress is on connectors, so amsteel a good choice if those are loop style. Baseline tension can be high on hard surfaces, but paracord probably sufficient. Other line tensions are low....
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    At least part of the lack of love for ENO is (a)...

    At least part of the lack of love for ENO is (a) snobbery and (b) envy. The snobbery is in caring or having learned enough about hammocks that you frequent a hammocks forum, you come to feel that...
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    Confounding factors are hammock length and user...

    Confounding factors are hammock length and user height/weight, and what if any consideration is given to tarps.

    For users of average height, 8' is enough for an 11' hammock if connections are...
  15. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

    by Latherdome
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    Havenít tried it, but could with heavier bike. On...

    Havenít tried it, but could with heavier bike. On sidestand, pulling from stand side i presume. Anchoring t4 to bike is simple.



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  16. I think it’s really just that fence rail is easy...

    I think it’s really just that fence rail is easy to chop in half to rejoin in the middle at the swage. Fence rail is otherwise heavier and more expensive (but still cheap). So, fence rail is less...
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    Used it on Timberline Trail this week. Big thumbs...

    Used it on Timberline Trail this week. Big thumbs up on the Flex Capacitor. Great for river-crossing sandals, tarp, suspension, chair, wet clothes. Iíll now ditch the day-pack I use as a...
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    Timberline Trail 8/26/19 - 8/28/19

    I just got back. Moved up a week because rain all next week forecast. I went CCW too. Youíre an absolute beast to have gone from Newton Creek to past Sandy in a day, maybe 25 miles with >5000í...
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    Come to the Floppy Side, Jeff! Together, we shall...

    Come to the Floppy Side, Jeff! Together, we shall overturn the Turtledog Order.


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    An additional boon of segmenting the poles as you...

    An additional boon of segmenting the poles as you have is that they can rotate within the sleeves, allowing you the bolted connections you prefer at both apexes and base. Previously you lashed the...
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    In the odd event that you do taco in spite of...

    In the odd event that you do taco in spite of that counterweight, iíd worry about it becoming a dangerous projectile. Softer counterweight!


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  22. I read this thread last night before falling...

    I read this thread last night before falling asleep. I dreamt of a catch-all tube from Jared, who’s already made me 2 excellent tarps and modded a topquilt. Wake up this morning and walk downstairs,...
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    A hairpin works to thread the loops through small...

    A hairpin works to thread the loops through small holes.
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    Does this help?...

    Does this help? https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/62231793_10217020137268006_4115427788897386496_n.jpeg
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    I’m set to do that week of the 16th, allowing 4...

    I’m set to do that week of the 16th, allowing 4 days. Excited. Any particular reason CCW instead of CW?
  26. Sounds like a warranty case? Weíve replaced a few...

    Sounds like a warranty case? Weíve replaced a few with bad zippers and strap pull-outs.



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    We got ‘em, but not always and seldom as bad as...

    We got ‘em, but not always and seldom as bad as back east/south. And low humidity as long as it isn’t actually raining. No complaints here.
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  29. For something associated with relaxation like...

    For something associated with relaxation like hammocks, “tensahedron” is a bad enough, prickly-sounding name. But collapsahedron? C’mon. Might as well involve trap doors, falling blades, offer of...
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    I also have a Flex Capacitor. I like how clean it...

    I also have a Flex Capacitor. I like how clean it is for travel, say as luggage or strapped to motorbike. But no exterior mesh. I just ordered a PackBack, which i had designed in my head before Dutch...
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    Coghlans's orange twist anchors are cheap and...

    Coghlans's orange twist anchors are cheap and excellent for ground soft enough to screw them into. The $12 larger Orange Screws are better able to be driven into harder ground. But harder clay or...
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    Awesome. I spent a very cold windy night in mine...

    Awesome. I spent a very cold windy night in mine last year, under a winter tarp battened down tight. The roar of the wind fluttering the tarp made earplugs mandatory. Big gusts would cause the apexes...
  33. Thread: PNW Convert

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    I found mine on sale in US:...

    I found mine on sale in US: http://www.titaniumgoat.com/MKettle.html . That is a ghost site but if you email the guy Josh direct he might have more: [email protected]
  34. Thread: PNW Convert

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    That’s the big one, even their smallest Scout...

    That’s the big one, even their smallest Scout model being biggish. I have 2 much smallers. Backcountry Boiler is ultralight but discontinued and other very hard to find, MKettle.
  35. Thread: PNW Convert

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    Welcome fellow PWNer. Re fire and stoves, Iíve...

    Welcome fellow PWNer. Re fire and stoves, Iíve settled hard on an old solution Iím always surprised isnít more popular: chimney kettles. I have 3 kinds! Itís a water vessel with a conical chimney...
  36. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Iíve wondered similar. Take standard light-duty...

    Iíve wondered similar. Take standard light-duty ti shepherdís hook style stake, put in vise and hammer a sharp bend in?


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  37. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Back on the market:...

    Back on the market: https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/product/boomstake-ground-anchors/
  38. Iím with you, and personally like the subtle...

    Iím with you, and personally like the subtle physics that make it all work fine with a single anchor, tilt or no. Itís a feature not a bug that the whole thing CAN be stable with 3 points of...
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    I agree it is very comfortable. I wore one out....

    I agree it is very comfortable. I wore one out. Itís got a permanent-stretch/rut after 2 years of nightly. Thatís the only reason I like Carolina better: heavier fabric wears longer.


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  40. Exactly the same as with Amsteel. End loop over...

    Exactly the same as with Amsteel. End loop over the stake itself, then run the line along the boom with a loop under itself near its end and then up to the stand. It sounds and even looks trickier...
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    We recommend anchor able to handle half your...

    We recommend anchor able to handle half your weight; even if static load will be well under that, dynamic loads run high. So if you're 250, a 125-lb weight directly under the foot apex (so it must...
  42. Boomstakes are more relevant to Solo and the...

    Boomstakes are more relevant to Solo and the forthcoming Trekking Treez, which have much more demanding anchoring requirements than Tensa4. As these are more suitable for backpacking, thereís more...
  43. No. We will continue to bundle Orange Screws for...

    No. We will continue to bundle Orange Screws for the foreseeable future as the best all-around anchor at modest cost. These "Boomstakes" are ideal for ground too hard to drive Orange Screws into,...
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    Havenít tried, but Iíve wondered whether...

    Havenít tried, but Iíve wondered whether copper-tube grommets as in the end holes could also serve as shims for the overlaps. Hard enough to be durable and slide freely, soft enough to be peened down...
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    Another anecdata point: iím 5í10Ē, and my go-to...

    Another anecdata point: iím 5í10Ē, and my go-to camping hammock is 10í because it is comfortable enough, and pitches between close trees where 11í might not. Itís also light and packs small....
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    I donít know the answer definitively, but similar...

    I donít know the answer definitively, but similar have failed for others one way or another (i canít compare details). Check design 3 here, also link to Kamileonís build at bottom. You could mashup:...
  47. You can partially collapse the poles of the...

    You can partially collapse the poles of the commercial Tensa and some DIY tensahedron stands to fit with a low ceiling, like design 3 here:...
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    There is no fire damage on the short loops I'm...

    There is no fire damage on the short loops I'm talking about, that run through the ancient blast crater. There are spurs leading to damaged areas, heavily signed not to enter, threat of fines and...
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    Oneonta Trail heads off a few hundred yards below...

    Oneonta Trail heads off a few hundred yards below Sherrard Point parking. There are 3 possible loops back to same point. I head out early eve, tuck into woods as light falls, and complete loop in...
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    Welcome, Zack. I'm in inner SE. I admit I camp...

    Welcome, Zack. I'm in inner SE. I admit I camp most often in search of solitude, but not always. Have done a few one-nighters on the ~7mile loop around Larch Mountain recently, greatly enjoying.
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