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    FS: Per our PM, I'll take it.

    Per our PM, I'll take it.
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    I don't think there's a zippered bugnet on the...

    I don't think there's a zippered bugnet on the market that weighs less than a Fronkey-style bugnet (7 oz.).

    Your system weighs double of what? If your system with Fronkey bugnet weighs 39 ounces,...
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    Due to the weight alone, I think the Nube will...

    Due to the weight alone, I think the Nube will always be limited in popularity. It hasn't exactly caught Hammock Forums by storm. Of course, there are folks who are attracted to over-engineering, and...
  4. Poll: For the vast majority, 1.1 oz. silnylon is very...

    For the vast majority, 1.1 oz. silnylon is very popular. There's also RBTR's silpoly 1.1 oz. For hikers, it would be a cold day in hell that we made a tarp out of 70D PU or Dyneema 3.5 oz.

    A...
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    FS: Do you have pictures of the Please Delete?

    Do you have pictures of the Please Delete?
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    Excellent purchase - a four-season tarp with...

    Excellent purchase - a four-season tarp with doors gives me incredible peace of mind, knowing that I'm ready for just about anything the weather throws my way.

    I've had my 4-season Winter Palace...
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    I like my 11' x 10'4" Winter Palace. I don't...

    I like my 11' x 10'4" Winter Palace. I don't think I'd go any bigger than that due to weight concerns.
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.
  9. I did a Google search - seems like this is the...

    I did a Google search - seems like this is the second time this topic has come up.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/74052-Zipper-doors-on-a-tarp

    For hammocks, seems like...
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    The primary attraction of cuben fiber is that...

    The primary attraction of cuben fiber is that it's lightweight, which makes it especially attractive to hikers. I've had my HG Winter Palace a couple of years and it's still good as new. It's even...
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    The Fronkey-style bugnet is not designed to be...

    The Fronkey-style bugnet is not designed to be that tight. There needs to be some looseness so that when the occupant moves, the bugnet doesn't rip at the ridgeline openings (ask me how I know). You...
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    Can't think of any.
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    Not with permethrin - it's a no spider zone. ...

    Not with permethrin - it's a no spider zone.

    I hung one night without a bugnet or tarp and there was a spider attack. I don't know if they were parachuting from the trees or climbing down the...
  14. Hammocks definitely don't need to conform to...

    Hammocks definitely don't need to conform to height of hanger. It's bad enough that you have to buy the kids new clothes/shoes every year while they grow. No need to do the same with hammocks.
  15. I never said Hennessy sucks. Like I said, it got...

    I never said Hennessy sucks. Like I said, it got me off the ground. And yes, like many noobs, I dreamed of getting a WBBB. I believed that the hammock was the most important part of "hammock...
  16. The HH Expedition Asym Zip was my first hammock,...

    The HH Expedition Asym Zip was my first hammock, and I used it for two years. It's a good beginner hammock. I'm 5'11" and 160 lbs.

    Once I tried other hammocks, I found the Expedition to be the...
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    I've always done continuous ridgelines and found...

    I've always done continuous ridgelines and found that 35 ft. of cord is appropriate for the trees I encounter. If I can get the tree straps far enough up a tree, I'll hang from trees 20 ft. apart.
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    HG Phoenix 20* 3/4 UQ is 16 oz. HG Burrow 20* TQ...

    HG Phoenix 20* 3/4 UQ is 16 oz.
    HG Burrow 20* TQ is 17.3 oz.

    total 33.3 oz.

    Substitute an HG Burrow 40* TQ (11.6 oz.) and save 5.7 ounces? That sounds like stupid light to me.

    I see this is...
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    I'll agree with pgibson on this. I've got three...

    I'll agree with pgibson on this. I've got three sets of quilts, a 0*, 20* and a 40* set. I carry the proper quilts for the expected lows, with a 10 degree cushion.

    The reason I use a 10 degree...
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    And now you can buy Te-Wa quilts and make them...

    And now you can buy Te-Wa quilts and make them how you want!
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. Guten tag,...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    Guten tag, Guten abend - keine Ahnung um wieviel uhr in Deutschland es ist jetzt.

    I also lived in Germany - Stuttgart, Pruem, and got around the country quite a...
  22. Yup, my lightest setup is this: HG 40* Burrow...

    Yup, my lightest setup is this:

    HG 40* Burrow 11.6 oz
    HG 40* Phoenix 11.7 oz
    HG Winter Palace 8.5 oz
    Dutch PolyD 1.4 hammock with whoopie hook suspension 13.6 oz.
    BIAS NanoBuginator bugnet 7...
  23. Not that the HH Ultralite Backpacker is all that...

    Not that the HH Ultralite Backpacker is all that long, but those ENO & GT hammocks are short, overpriced, and you'll still have to go out and buy a proper suspension.

    It's not hard to go lighter...
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    It really depends on how you pack, the volume of...

    It really depends on how you pack, the volume of your gear, etc. I've used a 50L pack on a five-day trip, but I was carrying a 40* quilt set that took up little room. On the other hand, I know a few...
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    I'm not a knot guy either especially since the...

    I'm not a knot guy either especially since the line I use, Zing-It 1.75, doesn't hold knots that well. There's nothing simpler than a Dutch Hook on one end, and a Tarp Flyz on the other end for...
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    Zippers definitely make people feel more secure...

    Zippers definitely make people feel more secure from bugs. Most hammockers were ground pounders at one time, and a zippered bugnet is all we've ever known. So 75% of folks probably go with a...
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    In a hammock, bottom insulation is more important...

    In a hammock, bottom insulation is more important than top insulation. If you're thinking about sleeping in 20* weather, get at least a 20* UQ.

    I also used to be heavily invested in tent camping,...
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. The first time...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    The first time I heard the words "camping hammock" five years ago was when I became a true hammock camper. I committed to staying off the ground and haven't slept...
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    A hex tarp is already weight-conscious,...

    A hex tarp is already weight-conscious, sacrificing some coverage for lower weight. I made a hex tarp using Fronkey's instructions and any less width would render the tarp fairly useless to me.
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. I used to have...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    I used to have neck problems but the hammock got rid of them. I'm a side sleeper in a bed but a back sleeper in a hammock. I started out with pillows, but found they...
  31. The way you described it on the video made me...

    The way you described it on the video made me assume it was a Knotty mod. I looked at the pictures and video a little more closely but still can't quite understand it (and I don't see too well). Let...
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.
  33. Can't find it right now, but some review said...

    Can't find it right now, but some review said there was parking for three cars on the northbound side of Rt. 563 (other side of road from your drop-in).

    Nevermind, here it is:
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  34. Which pic are you looking at? Or is it in the...

    Which pic are you looking at? Or is it in the video? Can't see a line going under the hammock so I'll have to take your word for it.
  35. Hammocks seem to be popular projects on...

    Hammocks seem to be popular projects on Kickstarter. Most of the hammock projects are unoriginal, in my experience, and are marketed toward the casual hammock user who knows nothing about camping...
  36. Some people have tried to make hammocks out of...

    Some people have tried to make hammocks out of cuben fiber: WV, Dutch, and Black Wolf come to mind. Not a lot of success stories due to lack of stretch.
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    Ha!

    Ha!
  38. The fabric tensioner sounds like a Knotty Mod to...

    The fabric tensioner sounds like a Knotty Mod to me. Dream Hammock has some fabrics up to 72 inches.
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    If I trap it I'm supposed to release it within a...

    If I trap it I'm supposed to release it within a mile. I don't see the point. He'd be back tomorrow night. Been there done that.

    There's at least three raccoons living in the neighborhood but they...
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    I just can't see the day when the custom products...

    I just can't see the day when the custom products our cottage vendors provide are readily available in REI. Hammock camping is too fiddly and can get expensive. Too many options. Too much of a...
  41. I can't see you. I can't see a hammock. It's all...

    I can't see you. I can't see a hammock. It's all too well-camouflaged!:lol:

    Nice hammock.
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    A raccoon scared the crap out of me the other...

    A raccoon scared the crap out of me the other night.

    My house is under construction from Hurricane Sandy: it's elevated but the stairs aren't built. There's a ladder to gain entry.

    107258
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  43. Interesting. I saw one at a group hang and it had...

    Interesting. I saw one at a group hang and it had no cinch cord/cord locks on the ridgeline openings - just mitten hooks to clip to the hammock suspension. He must have changed the design.
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    Auburn Tigers, LA Lakers, Minnesota Vikings and...

    Auburn Tigers, LA Lakers, Minnesota Vikings and Boston Red Sox fan. Purple's my favorite color and the orange Argon is pretty cool too.
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    Nope. Probably won't ever happen with any cottage...

    Nope. Probably won't ever happen with any cottage vendor because it would just eat into their profits (and they'd have to mass produce).

    There's often a view that HF and its members are here to...
  46. Mylar space blankets definitely won't work for a...

    Mylar space blankets definitely won't work for a tarp. I don't know of any commercial vendors that make reflective tarps with mylar or anything else. Silnylon is extremely popular as a tarp material,...
  47. Why would you attach it to silnylon, and in what...

    Why would you attach it to silnylon, and in what way? As you said, it's very fragile.
  48. They'll work fine till a butterfly passes gas,...

    They'll work fine till a butterfly passes gas, and the force of the explosion will shred it.
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    I definitely wouldn't bother trying to make a...

    I definitely wouldn't bother trying to make a down-filled UQ out of a wool blanket.

    Before I bought a UQ, I used to use duct tape to tape a wool blanket onto my ccf pad. The tape kept the...
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    A black outer shell might help drying in the sun....

    A black outer shell might help drying in the sun. However, I just bought an HG 20* Burrow with burnt orange inner and purple outer shell. I got a matching 20* Phoenix to go with it. They look great...
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