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    That's not a tight hang. That actually looks like...

    That's not a tight hang. That actually looks like the perfect hang distance! A tight hang is when you have to start angling the tarp to fit it between the trees :laugh: The real problem is the space...
  2. According to Samson, whoopie slings derate the...

    According to Samson, whoopie slings derate the breaking strength of the rope by 30% if spliced correctly. 7/64" AmSteel has an average breaking strength of 1600lbs. So 7/64" whoopie slings would have...
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    I have thought about cutting them off, too....

    I have thought about cutting them off, too. Especially since I have only used them once in about 9 years. I think there would have been better solutions. On the other hand, they are only getting in...
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    In my opinion yes. Especially if you're coming...

    In my opinion yes. Especially if you're coming from a 12' hammock. The Pak-It-Lite feels like a hammock for kids.
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    I own a couple of bridge hammocks and I don't...

    I own a couple of bridge hammocks and I don't think that they provide a flatter lay. Just a different lay. Actually the flattest lay I ever had in any hammock *by far* was in a Mexican hammock. The...
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    First off some background information so that you...

    First off some background information so that you can form your own opinion. I have been using hammocks for 9 years now and have never stopped being curious about new (to me) hammocks. My first...
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    It depends on why you're getting back pain. I...

    It depends on why you're getting back pain. I don't have a bad back and usually don't have any issues, but I do get back pain when trying to sleep in a stretchy hammock. In a single layer hammock, I...
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    Not sure if any of the vendors would build...

    Not sure if any of the vendors would build something completely new for you. Many would customize one of their hammock models for you, though. If you really want to have a fully custom hammock and...
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    I own a Pak-It-Lite RECONMN. What would you like...

    I own a Pak-It-Lite RECONMN. What would you like to know?
  10. It really depends on your preferences...

    It really depends on your preferences (surprise...), as well as hammock length and fabric stretch. The stretchier the fabric, the less diagonal you can lie because the sides will come up quite high....
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    Your 2-year old XLC has less stretch than a...

    Your 2-year old XLC has less stretch than a single layer Hexon 1.6 Chameleon. How much less stretch depends on the number of layers and the fabric. If you have a 1.7 SL, that is a 70D fabric. The...
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    My first tarp suspension was a single line 2.2mm...

    My first tarp suspension was a single line 2.2mm Lash-It (Dyneema) with soft shackle prusiks - so essentially the same system but with Dyneema lines. I could never keep the tarp as tight as I wanted....
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    I would contact Dutch and ask if they could make...

    I would contact Dutch and ask if they could make their continuous 12' 6" Tarp Sleeve a foot longer.
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    If you want very short loops and a much higher...

    If you want very short loops and a much higher safetey margin, try dog bones with short eye loops. Fold in the middle, pull the middle through the channel (or wrap it around the hammock end if the...
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    I love the bug net on my Blackbird and XLC so...

    I love the bug net on my Blackbird and XLC so much that I use it almost year round (I sleep in a hammock full-time). It kind of creates a "channel" in the hammock body that works very well for me,...
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    Interesting. I see no mention on the website. Is...

    Interesting. I see no mention on the website. Is this only printed on the rolls?
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    I have never seen this type of certification in...

    I have never seen this type of certification in hammocks or hammock gear. Probably because certification costs extra, and high quality hammocks are a niche market pretty much exclusively covered by...
  18. I have occasionally stored some of my quilts...

    I have occasionally stored some of my quilts stuffed loosely in pillow cases on the bed or sofa. You don't want them to do heavy duty (under your head), because this results in more down poking...
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    A bit late, but in case it's still of interest:...

    A bit late, but in case it's still of interest: my experience is that it depends on quite a few factors. With all underquilts I have used, I could lie at an angle. But how much of an angle and how...
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    Just make sure to keep the rubber band installed...

    Just make sure to keep the rubber band installed exactly like you got it from Warbonnet as a fail-safe especially when you're using the Wooki with other hammocks. It's easy to set it up too tight,...
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    The Wooki behaves exactly like your hammock...

    The Wooki behaves exactly like your hammock because it actually is a second hammock under your primary hammock. That means that there is no difference between lying on your back or on your side. The...
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    I have and use both. The 2QZQ UQP is simple...

    I have and use both.

    The 2QZQ UQP is simple and lightweight. I works with any hammock I own. On the con-side it doesn't offer as much protection as the WB UQP since it's shorter and can't be...
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    Where do you get that it was boorish behavior?...

    Where do you get that it was boorish behavior? I'm not saying it wasn't, but I didn't see anything in the article indicating that it was. I have often set up my hammock in a public places. If there...
  24. The only reason to get an integrated hammock with...

    The only reason to get an integrated hammock with a symmetrical bug net would be if you switch your lay direction during the night. If you don't mind staying put in one direction during the night,...
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    If the hammock only got wet and not dirty, the...

    If the hammock only got wet and not dirty, the fabric shouldn't be any different. It's not down that needs to be fluffed up when drying. I also would be very careful with dryers. They can be very...
  26. I think they didn't sell out, but rather shifted...

    I think they didn't sell out, but rather shifted their priorities towards the expedition travel. I ordered my hammocks in February 2014 and only received them after several follow-ups in September...
  27. JRB has bridge hammocks in stock...

    JRB has bridge hammocks in stock right now. I have never tried theirs, though. The BMBH has a different lay than the Ridgerunner. Another bridge option would be the Eureka Chysalis. I have one, but...
  28. I'm only 165cm tall, but I have found Hennessy...

    I'm only 165cm tall, but I have found Hennessy hammocks to be on the short and narrow side. I'd pick SLD over HH any day. But since you're located in the UK, you could have a look at UK Hammocks. I...
  29. The Warbonnet Travel Net likely won't work on 11'...

    The Warbonnet Travel Net likely won't work on 11' hammocks from other vendors. Warbonnet hammocks have very little sag and are shorter due to the whipping. Hanging an 11' channel end hammock in a...
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    Not necessarily. It depends on how attractive you...

    Not necessarily. It depends on how attractive you smell to mosquitoes - and how many barriers there are between you and the mosquito. Mosquitoes *love* me, and they get me through 2 layers of...
  31. There must be something wrong with me. The only...

    There must be something wrong with me. The only thing I am sometimes scared of, depending on the situation, is other humans. Or actually: male humans. However, only if I'm stealth hanging (camping...
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    It's OK for a gathered end hammock. Not sure if...

    It's OK for a gathered end hammock. Not sure if it's strong enough for a recliner. You'd have to try.
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    I'm not familiar with making camp recliners, so I...

    I'm not familiar with making camp recliners, so I don't know which fabric would work best there. With regards to fabrics suitable for hammocks, ExTex doesn't have a lot to offer. I like the...
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    ExTex has more options than either Dutch or...

    ExTex has more options than either Dutch or Ripstopbytheroll!

    Nylon Tafetta, downproof, 55g/sqm, SPECIAL PRICE
    Nylon taffeta, downproof, soft, 20den, 38g/sqm
    Ripstop-Nylon, downproof, soft,...
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    Any windproof fabric will work. You could even...

    Any windproof fabric will work. You could even use normal fabric. The only thing you don't want is a waterproof fabric. Any downproof fabrics will be windproof as well, e.g. Nylon taffeta, downproof,...
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    I would be worried if I had holes in a single...

    I would be worried if I had holes in a single layer hammock. The lighter the fabric, the more worried I would be. I would exchange the hammock, rather than repair it, because I wouldn't want the...
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    I managed to finish the quilt with a lot of...

    I managed to finish the quilt with a lot of basting. I ended up basting the Climashield on the smaller fabric, and then basting both on the carrier fabric. Sewing wasn't easy, but it worked out...
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    Thanks, I'll look these glues up. It's worth a...

    Thanks, I'll look these glues up. It's worth a try with the next quilt I'm planning to sew.
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    Maybe I just don't understand the technique. I...

    Maybe I just don't understand the technique. I thought it works similar to sewing a pillow case, only with one more layer. You put the outer side on the outer side, so that the insides are facing...
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    Does this work on Climashield? Does it wash out...

    Does this work on Climashield? Does it wash out later? Is it sticky when dry? I have had horrible experiences with self-adhesive Velcro: it gummed up my machine badly. It took me ages to clean it up...
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    Thanks for the clarifications. Unfortunately I...

    Thanks for the clarifications. Unfortunately I cannot sew the quilt this way, because it's a Wooki clone. The part of the shell that also supends the insulation is much larger on all sides than the...
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    I just read the instructions on Dutch's site. If...

    I just read the instructions on Dutch's site. If I understand it correctly, he suggests to sew all three layers together inside out. However I thought that Just Bill advised first sewing together...
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    Thanks. My machine actually seems to sew the 4oz...

    Thanks. My machine actually seems to sew the 4oz Climashield OK. I practised with scraps first, and that worked alright. But these were only short seams.

    I first tried to sew just one half of the...
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    You mean sew a pocket and then put the...

    You mean sew a pocket and then put the Climashield in? I have trouble getting everything to fit. I'm afraid that it would make a bad situation worse, because I'm sure in the end the Climashield is...
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    Tissue paper would not help, since the three...

    Tissue paper would not help, since the three layers move against each other. When the quilt is lying on the floor, the pin-job looks OKish, but when I lift it up, carry it to the sewing machine, put...
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    Pinning and sewing a Climashield quilt

    I'm trying to sew a Climashield quilt. I have cut and hemmed the quilt fabric, and I have cut the Climashield. But for the life of me, I fail at sewing both together. The fabric always twists and...
  47. I found the standard 11' Superfly a ginourmous...

    I found the standard 11' Superfly a ginourmous tarp. If it was 4' wider (per side??), I would imagine it more difficult to handle. I don't know how you want to cover the motorcycle, but do you want...
  48. Warbonnet makes the Superfly up to 13' long...

    Warbonnet makes the Superfly up to 13' long - that's more than "tiny bit bigger" than the Chill Gorilla Fortress. According to Chill Gorilla the Fortress has a ridgeline of 11.5' and a width of 112"....
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    If you like Hexon 1.6, you might like a single...

    If you like Hexon 1.6, you might like a single layer Dream-Tex hammock. It's fairly similar to Hexon. I currently sleep in a double layer Dream-Tex hammock and love it.
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    1. I often don't use stakes but attach the guy...

    1. I often don't use stakes but attach the guy lines to trees or other structures. It's often easier to just unhook the guy line tarp side instead of stake side.
    2. When I use stakes, they tend to...
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