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    I originally planned on doing velco on my...

    I originally planned on doing velco on my superfly but angling and overlapping has done me well enough I really don't see the need. I've had some pretty decent winds and rain coming through but...
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    Me too. MSR Groundhogs, stake/tie-out bag...

    Me too. MSR Groundhogs, stake/tie-out bag seperate from my tarp. How many depends on which tarp I'm using. Fair weather tarp, 4. Winter tarp 6-8. I've used different types of stakes in different...
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    I read where you've had 10 different hammocks in...

    I read where you've had 10 different hammocks in 8 years and they all worked with a fixed line, but must have "completely" missed the fact it was the same fixed SRL on all 10 hammocks. :laugh::lol:
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    So you're just replacing an existing SRL with a...

    So you're just replacing an existing SRL with a new one in zing-it? I thought you were looking into one for a new DIY hammock. If it's just a replacement then it would depend on what the current SRL...
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    If you "do" opt to go with a loop turner, Dutch...

    If you "do" opt to go with a loop turner, Dutch sells them for around $6.50 + shipping, however, if you have a Joann Fabrics in your area they typically go for $2-$4 out the door and will drop to a...
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    Very true. According to Samson, zing-it/lash-it...

    Very true. According to Samson, zing-it/lash-it is "non-spliceable". No matter what rules of thumb we follow, we're apparently doing it wrong. :lol:

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing a...
  7. FS/FT: No worries, brother. There's always more pots in...

    No worries, brother. There's always more pots in the sea.:laugh: RecLife just picked up a MASSIVELY killer deal! Nice score!!:thumbup1:
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    Which snake skins do you have? Are you...

    Which snake skins do you have? Are you overlapping them in the middle or just pulling them in to meet? "Generally", 2 part snakeskins are long enough that they should overlap each other a foot or...
  9. FS/FT: Which pots are they, and are you open to selling...

    Which pots are they, and are you open to selling the pots without the stove? Is shipping included in your prices?
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    Just as a suggestion, you might consider doing an...

    Just as a suggestion, you might consider doing an adjustable (ie., UCR SRL). I know you can do the math and get within a fairly comfortable range, but every hammock is going to lay a little...
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    The cost savings are phenomenal, but more so is...

    The cost savings are phenomenal, but more so is the gratification and ease at being able to throw something together on a whim specific to the project on hand.

    This is my splicing kit (less knife)...
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    He might be able to adjust it, but I've always...

    He might be able to adjust it, but I've always found them to have exorbitant shipping charges. Ie., $4.95 shipping on $5 for 2 dutch hooks @ .8grams. ;-)
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    Have you tried sea bands? ...or...

    Have you tried sea bands? ...or whiskey?:rolleyes:

    But I was serious about the sea bands. Scopolamine patches might also be an option, but I'm sure you've been presented with that option by your...
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    Poll: Yup. They are placed wider apart so the pull outs...

    Yup. They are placed wider apart so the pull outs are near-adjacent to the spreader bars.

    I would X2 going with a center tie-out if you're going for the 13'er. The superfly certainly won't...
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    X2

    X2
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    Agreed. I prefer split suspensions but will...

    Agreed.

    I prefer split suspensions but will run CRL's when necessary. Ie., I hang the RL above when using poles on my panel pull-outs and my main tarp is cat-cut. One of my winter tarps is not...
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    IIRC, he once showed a UCR that was 7/64" passing...

    IIRC, he once showed a UCR that was 7/64" passing through 1/8" with a 10"-12" bury, but wasn't one that he had put together.
    I'm in no way an authority on the subject, but understand the "theories"...
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    They certainly did everyone right with their...

    They certainly did everyone right with their inventory clearance. I was one of the lucky ones that scored a 12' winter tarp (dark brown) for a cool 75 bones. Not as pictured and came with Beastee Dee...
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    I'll stand in that line, too. ;-) Doesn't have...

    I'll stand in that line, too. ;-)

    Doesn't have to be a hammock... sacks, pouches, etc. he could make a killing!
  20. Thread: Storage ideas

    by Yarome
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    Which "storage" thread should we reply to? ;) ...

    Which "storage" thread should we reply to? ;)

    Maybe use a variety of smaller containers inside your tote to seperate like items so it's not such a jumble to sort through? Ie., tarp...
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    I "highly" doubt there wouldn't be a horde of...

    I "highly" doubt there wouldn't be a horde of folks that wouldn't climb over each other wanting to DIY a hammock with "space fabric". :laugh:

    Heck... If you want to coil up the 550... I would be...
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    Poll: For just an overnight trekking poles are a good...

    For just an overnight trekking poles are a good option. No point lugging on more gear. If you're staying on a day or two then you have to consider that either you won't have use of your poles for day...
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    Yes.. and just called a "rivet tool". Harbor...

    Yes.. and just called a "rivet tool". Harbor Freight has them on the cheap (5 bones) if you won't be using one but occassionally.
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    Poll: X2 I went superfly too pretty much for the same...

    X2 I went superfly too pretty much for the same reasons. The panel pull out poles you might consider doing your own. It's much less expensive and you can do your own length (I wanted mine a few...
  25. Agreed!

    Agreed!
  26. You could probably come up with lighter, but I...

    You could probably come up with lighter, but I don't know about bulk. The kevlar comes in at 2.29g/ft vs. 1.4g/ft on 7/64" amsteel. Split the distances (6x6) and that would save almost 11g (20%)....
  27. :thumbup::thumbup: The lighter and simpler...

    :thumbup::thumbup:



    The lighter and simpler side... UCR's, single length of amsteel on a turtle-tie... :shades:
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    "Gsx-rboy750 has exceeded their stored private...

    "Gsx-rboy750 has exceeded their stored private messages".

    Unable to reply
  29. Really no difference. Without an SRL you're just...

    Really no difference. Without an SRL you're just adjusting sag by your suspension hang angle. With different distances between trees your end angles can vary once you load your hammock so more...
  30. My preferred as well, but agree with all the...

    My preferred as well, but agree with all the above.

    One point... which may not make any difference... I prefer 1/8" CL's on gathered ends. The size difference is minimal, but at least in my own...
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    I actually kind of like the DB idea. Seems like...

    I actually kind of like the DB idea. Seems like that would simplify routing (possibly wrapping) at the pole ends.

    Absolutely agree! I like my hammock CL's short, I don't want to mess with my tree...
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    Not a single post yet I wouldn't agree with, in...

    Not a single post yet I wouldn't agree with, in full!



    This is the most me... and would only add... and now I "do" have one I rarely leave it home (I run a superfly too). At present, most...
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    I'm not entirely sure either, but I would "guess"...

    I'm not entirely sure either, but I would "guess" they were orginally intended for proprietary add-on options (bugnet? cover? etc.). They act pretty well as CL/SRL keepers if you loop them over and...
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    Curves and edges are fine. With 1/8" CL's and...

    Curves and edges are fine. With 1/8" CL's and suspension line through the same hole it's a really tight fit (was using new 1/8" so the CL's will likely compress down over time). Tested them, but...
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    Yeah... unfortunately, Samson considers...

    Yeah... unfortunately, Samson considers zing-it/lash-it to be "non-spliceable" so you really don't get into their bury guidelines until you're talking 1/2" 12-strand line that isn't going to be...
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    Tarp Lash-it/Zing-it UCR Revisit/Updates

    I know there are a few folks that are using zing-it/lash-it UCR's for their tarp ridge suspensions. Most of what I read were new builds and just curious if those using them might chime in as a...
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    Amsteels IN... nice! Continuous hanks... even...

    Amsteels IN... nice! Continuous hanks... even better!:thumbup1:
  38. Thread: Bug Net Color

    by Yarome
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    Interesting thread. A little OT from the...

    Interesting thread.

    A little OT from the visibility issue, but I've often wondered if a lighter colored bug net might have any positive or negative affect on heat retention and/or deflection in...
  39. Poll: Nice idea! Wonder if it's cost prohibitive...

    Nice idea! Wonder if it's cost prohibitive (additional time and labor pricing it out of what people are willing to pay(?)) but I would certainly have "extreme" interest in square bottom...
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    Whew! Someone finally said it. I thought I was...

    Whew! Someone finally said it. I thought I was just weird and the only one.:laugh:
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    Thanks. Being newer to the the amsteel DIY...

    Thanks. Being newer to the the amsteel DIY game... it's nice having a price comparison point. ~Cheers
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    Intriguing. First time I've noticed this...

    Intriguing. First time I've noticed this thread... and just in time for color options. :)

    Think I'll give them a try, but even though aluminum is half the weight of titanium, I would feel a lot...
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    Certainly a viable option. I've never tried an...

    Certainly a viable option. I've never tried an electric handwarmer before, but have used fuel hand warmers extensively and wouldn't be without in freezing temps. Actualy, just picked up a few more...
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    Sticky: Sure. From your google search input enter...

    Sure.

    From your google search input enter "site:hammockforums.net" then your standard search terms.

    Ie., site:hammockforums.net winter tarp
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    Very little finger dexterity required "no hassle"...

    Very little finger dexterity required "no hassle" connectors...

    Whoopie's and UCR suspensions

    If you like "bling"...

    Nama Claws
    LoopAlien GTI's I don't have these yet, but tick all my...
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    I get that. So that "is" a pretty good price...

    I get that. So that "is" a pretty good price then? I've only bought amsteel twice before and they were considerably more expensive (in 25' hanks). I like the idea "by the foot" in a continuous hank...
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    Amsteel on sale Go2Marine

    Don't know how long it lasts, but just picked up a load of 7/64 amsteel from Go2Marine. $.18/ft. for 7/64". Free shipping over $99... and don't know if it's just for new customers, but used...
  48. It's pretty dang close, for sure, and it's...

    It's pretty dang close, for sure, and it's possible I may have made a mistake elsewhere, but using the 25% on a 4" bury it was fine. When I did 7" buries on a CL my CL ended up just shy of 1/2" too...
  49. Grumble... danged... mumble... sonofa~~.......

    Grumble... danged... mumble... sonofa~~.... grumble... reinventin the wheel... mumble...

    UCR Calculator - Dohhhhh

    Still be nice to know the "behind the scenes" loss percentage.. and this would...
  50. Amsteel length loss per/inch of bury rule of thumb?

    I've been looking but can't seem to find a number to "plug in" for beginning length calculations to allow for length loss (to expansion) per inch of bury. Specifically... for 1/8" amsteel, but while...
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