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    In my opinion, the issue of folks giving up on...

    In my opinion, the issue of folks giving up on hammock camping because they started with inferior gear is mostly perceived- as evidenced by that fact that the vast majority of us hangers/cottage...
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    In all honesty, the Ridge Hammock seems like a...

    In all honesty, the Ridge Hammock seems like a very nice kit- especially for the price. Not only have I seen Spiguyver's review, I've also seen comments made by other hangers who use this hammock, or...
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    Thanks for the info! I know his stuff is already...

    Thanks for the info! I know his stuff is already a good deal, since he doesn't charge shipping on orders over $15.

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    Black Friday Sale?

    Does anyone know if Jared does a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale? I'm looking at picking up a Trail Winder UQ.

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    I think you should've called it the "Warbonnet...

    I think you should've called it the "Warbonnet War-Bonnet."
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    I do this with the excess drawstring cordage....

    I do this with the excess drawstring cordage. Just wrap it around the hole like a balloon a few times, and tuck it back under itself. No more hole!
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    I have no issues pushing my quilts to below their...

    I have no issues pushing my quilts to below their temp ratings. I've used my 20 Loco Libre Habanero at -13F and was plenty warm, while wearing my wool baselayer, 2 pair of socks, and proper head...
  8. It sounds like the primary suspension needs to be...

    It sounds like the primary suspension needs to be tightened a bit. The litmus test is that the UQ should lift the the hammock up considerably when it's completely empty. As for layering, I would put...
  9. I'm hoping to make it out again this year. Always...

    I'm hoping to make it out again this year. Always a good time!

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    DCF (formerly cuben fiber) is very tough, and can...

    DCF (formerly cuben fiber) is very tough, and can withstand harsh weather no problem. Not sure where you heard that DCF was fragile.

    Aside from that, silnylon will be stronger than silpoly; but...
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    I don't own a Blackbird, but I love my Darien....

    I don't own a Blackbird, but I love my Darien. The craftsmanship is impeccable. If you don't mind the wait for a custom order, it is totally worth it! I find the Darien very easy to find the sweet...
  12. Thread: UQ help?

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    Try tightening (shortening) the primary...

    Try tightening (shortening) the primary suspension. How much does the UQ lift your hammock when the hammock is empty? It should lift your hammock a good bit. I had the same issue with my DIY CDT UQ,...
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    Yeah, folks can be a bit on the sensitive side...

    Yeah, folks can be a bit on the sensitive side around here from time to time, lol! From an objective point of view, the Onewind hammock does actually seem like a good deal for what you get. It looks...
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    Sure you could. You'll only be limited by your...

    Sure you could. You'll only be limited by your imagination!
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    Do you notice an actual difference in how the...

    Do you notice an actual difference in how the hammock feels to you, with regards to calf ridge or overall comfort?
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    Yep, the pull handle is the way to go. I do the...

    Yep, the pull handle is the way to go. I do the same thing with my setup. It makes the hitch extremely easy to undo.

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  17. Thread: Speed Tips

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    SLD catch-all sack would speed things up....

    SLD catch-all sack would speed things up. https://simplylightdesigns.com/collections/stuff-sacks-pouches/products/hammock-quilt-catch-all-sack

    I'd also recommend a mesh snake-skin for tarp...
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    Any reason why you don't just use a becket hitch-...

    Any reason why you don't just use a becket hitch- and remove the toggle from the equation altogether?
  19. If you go with a rectangular-shaped box, you...

    If you go with a rectangular-shaped box, you could hang a longer hammock- with the foot end hung higher than the head end, and still be able to sleep on a diagonal. That would eliminate the fabric...
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    According to Hummingbird's website, the single is...

    According to Hummingbird's website, the single is 104" long- which is only 8.6'. The Single + & double are both 116" long- or 9.6'.
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    Possible Hammock Stand Application?

    I just came across this video on YouTube- seems like an interesting concept. It would be neat if these brackets ever make it to market to see if the creative masterminds on the forum could implement...
  22. Technically, if your hammock has an integrated...

    Technically, if your hammock has an integrated pad, you're still packing both a hammock and a pad, but you lose flexibility with how you can pack your pack. I would imagine it would be best to keep...
  23. I've never tried it that way, but I may give it a...

    I've never tried it that way, but I may give it a shot. I purchased my tarp second-hand, so I never looked at the instructions on the website.
  24. I use the HG single-piece skin with my 12'...

    I use the HG single-piece skin with my 12' Dyneema tarp w/doors. It does get a little more difficult to slide the skin over the tarp towards the thicker end, but I've never considered it to be an...
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    Thank you for the insight! I imagine having more...

    Thank you for the insight! I imagine having more play on either end would allow you to move the UQ closer to the foot or head end- depending on how you have the hammock hung, and where your body will...
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    Question for owners of the Trail Winder UQ, for...

    Question for owners of the Trail Winder UQ, for an 11' hammock, do you recommend the 9' or 10' option?
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    My guess is the added ties line up with the...

    My guess is the added ties line up with the underquilt hooks on the Sparrow.
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    I guess the better question would be "Are there...

    I guess the better question would be "Are there any manufacturers that define lay direction as the opposite?" I have not found any. They either specify what "right or left lay" means, or they just...
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    I agree with your sentiments. I would also add...

    I agree with your sentiments. I would also add that I believe another reason for the "ENO hate" stems from this idea that their hammocks may be giving hammock camping a bad rap. What I mean is that...
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    This is my 12' HG Dyneema tarp w/doors. It packs...

    This is my 12' HG Dyneema tarp w/doors. It packs very small this way. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190918/321dabe0c7070df11f748a8d3413f42f.jpg

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    You're welcome! Sent from my Pixel XL using...

    You're welcome!

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    This is what I did. All I used was Zingit, but...

    This is what I did. All I used was Zingit, but any small cordage will work. I did not use any shock cord. This has worked out very well for me, and is extremely lightweight. It's a small prusik loop...
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    Without seeing any pictures, it sounds like the...

    Without seeing any pictures, it sounds like the primary suspension needs to be shortened. If you're not using a 10' or 11' hammock, you will definitely need to shorten the suspension. Most cottage...
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    Judging by the picture, the Amsteel did not have...

    Judging by the picture, the Amsteel did not have a proper 2" taper, and it doesn't look like it would have had a full 5" bury either. If you do those two things, a straight bury CL should actually be...
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    Except when you consider the amount of CLs these...

    Except when you consider the amount of CLs these vendors have to make. I can imagine that it becomes so rote that every once in a while, a step gets messed up. When you make them yourself, you're...
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    Yes, there is a decent difference in weight...

    Yes, there is a decent difference in weight between the two models. The Sparrow has a fully-removable net, which means it needs twice the amount of zipper. The Sparrow also has zipper hoods at each...
  37. I have, and it slipped. I had to use a modified...

    I have, and it slipped. I had to use a modified becket hitch to make it work. But I think he may have updated the weave on them since then; so they may work with the standard becket now. I suggest...
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    It looks like bunching of the netting- which is...

    It looks like bunching of the netting- which is common with lighter weight mesh. You should be able to rub these out with your finger/thumb. It doesn't look like anything is ripped.
  39. I didn't even look at the images. I just noted...

    I didn't even look at the images. I just noted the specs from the Penny Pincher Hanger 11' page. It is interesting that the corner distance between the standard and WB are actually different. I guess...
  40. The cat cuts may account for some of the weight...

    The cat cuts may account for some of the weight savings, but I can't imagine they would completely negate the weight of the grosgrain. I just checked, UGQ tarps are 2" wider than Dutch's, so it's not...
  41. What I find interesting is that UGQ uses...

    What I find interesting is that UGQ uses grosgrain edging around the entire perimeter of their tarps, but their 11' hanger tarp is only 382g. Consequently, Dutch's 11' Xenon hex tarp is 390g. I don't...
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    My 20 top quilt has a snap closure w/draw cord,...

    My 20 top quilt has a snap closure w/draw cord, and my feet have never been close to cold. I've doubled it up with a Costco down throw on the inside, and have stayed very warm and comfortable at...
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    The comfort rating for the 1.2 is 225lbs....

    The comfort rating for the 1.2 is 225lbs. However, the 1.2 has since been replaced by the Mtn. 1.3- which I think has a comfort rating of 250 or 275lbs- I can't remember exactly. I do really like the...
  44. I didn't realize that the kit came with...

    I didn't realize that the kit came with suspension cordage, hammock suspension, & hardware. That said, the hammock + tarp package is a good deal.
  45. If you get the Wanderlust package with the...

    If you get the Wanderlust package with the insulation, it is a very good deal. The difference between the insulation package vs. w/o insulation is $270. To purchase both quilts independently, you'd...
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    My 11' Darien in Mtn. 1.2 64" wide weighs only...

    My 11' Darien in Mtn. 1.2 64" wide weighs only 13.5oz in the stuff sack. That's about the lightest option for an 11' integrated-net hammock.

    There is a newer vendor who is pretty active on FB-...
  47. Wow! Great option for someone looking at a good...

    Wow! Great option for someone looking at a good starter package.
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    Another option is to order 4 yards of fabric from...

    Another option is to order 4 yards of fabric from Ripstop By The Roll and 50' of Amsteel. You can whip the ends and splice up a couple CLs and a ridgeline very quickly. This will be a very...
  49. I'm 6'1", 180 lbs. My Dream Hammock Raven is 58"...

    I'm 6'1", 180 lbs. My Dream Hammock Raven is 58" and has always been very comfortable. But I recently ordered a Dream Hammock Darien at 64" wide, and the comfort for me is on a whole other level. The...
  50. I'll have to check on this and see if I can make...

    I'll have to check on this and see if I can make it at least for one night.
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