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    I am currently experimenting with the turtle...

    I am currently experimenting with the turtle ties. So far, my favorite hardware solution by a wide margin. I also like the becket hitch and find that the turtle provides a nice becket release pull...
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    I like shorter as well - I don’t measure them,...

    I like shorter as well - I don’t measure them, but probably 5-6 feet. I also keep a few lengths of small 6’ in the pack for various purposes and have sometimes larks-headed that onto the tie out when...
  3. I feel like I’m watching a comedy. I for one knew...

    I feel like I’m watching a comedy. I for one knew exactly what he meant
  4. This is deftinely part of what I love about it,...

    This is deftinely part of what I love about it, no 2 hangs are ever exactly the same.
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    LOVE IT! My company closed down operations in...

    LOVE IT!

    My company closed down operations in my area, but also gave me a 6 month severance. It's been amazing and I now can't wait to retire. Being out of the rat race for a few months and you...
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    I’ve always wanted to try these. I believe they...

    I’ve always wanted to try these. I believe they can work for both hammock suspension and tarp. Neat design.

    https://www.fugal-innovations.com/product/turtle-tie/
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    Probably just the area where I camp, but many...

    Probably just the area where I camp, but many trees here in the PNW, despite being huge have delicate bark. It’s easy to pull bark off when removing the straps.

    I generally have a ton more...
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    Lots of great buckle options out there. I’ve...

    Lots of great buckle options out there.

    I’ve used both the standard cinch buckle and the beetle buckle. Both worked well, but rehire you to mind your strap. Neither worked well with thinner...
  9. Thanks for the pictures - definitely picked up...

    Thanks for the pictures - definitely picked up some things I’ll be trying out.
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    Iíll throw another item to consider here. I have...

    Iíll throw another item to consider here. I have the SLD UQ which is a quilt and protector in one which I love. It ended my search for the perfect UQ. I generally just use the 40 and find it...
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    I’ve found that I’ve replaced my non-mesh with...

    I’ve found that I’ve replaced my non-mesh with mesh I prefer it so much.

    When things are wet I’ve found the mesh is easier to work with - it absorbs no water and has less surface area for water...
  12. Related to this. I like the idea of attaching the...

    Related to this. I like the idea of attaching the tarp to the hammock straps, but don’t like the associated tarp movement when I am swinging in the hammock.

    Is there a way to avoid this that I...
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    I love the width of both. If at all possible...

    I love the width of both. If at all possible it’s nice to pitch it above the hammer and wide with porch mode on both sides. It’s like sleeping under a pavilion!
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    Without a UQ, there will be very little heat to...

    Without a UQ, there will be very little heat to rise - it will get sucked out the back of your hammock.

    I read a rule of thumb here once and I adopted it and have never been cold since. Take...
  15. Thread: Pole mod

    by Tpatter
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    I don’t set mine up enough this way to carry the...

    I don’t set mine up enough this way to carry the poles, etc. As a result, I use a small section of shock cord and a nice stick from the woods as my ‘pole mod’
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    I’ve got both and always choose a symmetrical...

    I’ve got both and always choose a symmetrical because I enjoy sitting and reading in the hammock and prefer more view options. I can sit any of the 4 orientations depending on the situation versus,...
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    Nanok’s suggestion is what we have adapted. ...

    Nanok’s suggestion is what we have adapted.

    Always take 2 tarps even if you plan on trying to use one. That way, it’s fairly easy to quickly throw the second one up and perhaps readjust the...
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    You can definitely do it if you want to get...

    You can definitely do it if you want to get creative. Here is a picture of one night when I closed the doors due to high wind - it was well closed on the opposite side. Took some planning to get the...
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    Funny story My wife is a bit of a romantic and...

    Funny story

    My wife is a bit of a romantic and despite my objections she insisted that we share a tarp. I would hang the hammocks close enough that we slept comfortably and the SF covered both. ...
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    Sticky: Welcome! An UQ is just magical. The first...

    Welcome!

    An UQ is just magical. The first time I took my wife hammock camping and she got in her hammock when the sun fell and it started to get a bit chilly, she immediately said Mmmm this is...
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    They are great - especially for smaller...

    They are great - especially for smaller lightweight straps that tend to get really tight. That loop makes it easy to pull it apart.

    My only regret was that I got mine in hot yellow. :).
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    Some of those areas are so bad due to what you...

    Some of those areas are so bad due to what you describe. Even if a weak tree is some distance away they are so big you could be in danger and never even know it.

    Last time camping in the...
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    I love their tarps so much (have mini and super)...

    I love their tarps so much (have mini and super) that it makes me want to explore their other products. So well designed and executed, right down to the seamed ridgeline.
  24. I am SO enjoying this - just gorgeous! Thanks.

    I am SO enjoying this - just gorgeous! Thanks.
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    Yeah, it totally works. The down adds insulation...

    Yeah, it totally works. The down adds insulation of course, but also fills gaps nicely.

    The trick is getting it to stay put and also be where you want it. I just wrapped shock cord on both ends...
  26. It’s not cheap, but this little table is one of...

    It’s not cheap, but this little table is one of my favorite pieces of gear.

    https://shop.schwarze-biene.de/en/products/1/shorty
  27. I have the Helionox chair zero - similar to Sean,...

    I have the Helionox chair zero - similar to Sean, I have a few issues with the chair, but it is the best I've found so far. I like how upright it keeps me for cooking. My biggest complaint with...
  28. We should really start a thread with photos of...

    We should really start a thread with photos of the worst looking water that were filtered.

    I was on a trip a few months back in an area that I had been before, but due to extended no rain was...
  29. Check these out - I absolutely love them....

    Check these out - I absolutely love them. Combined with my linelocs and snake skins, the tarp practically puts itself up without a single knot.


    https://youtu.be/PO3TURgNjs0

    ...
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    Favorite Hammock!

    After a long careful study of most every hammock out there including many nights sleeping at camp, I had a sudden epiphany.

    It occurred to me that my favorite hammock, without fail, is the one...
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    That’s impressive! I made a stand out of...

    That’s impressive!

    I made a stand out of lashed poles once, but ultimately didn’t trust it. This looks solid.
  32. I tried backflushing with very diluted bleach...

    I tried backflushing with very diluted bleach last time when I got home - couldnít believe the nasty looking stuff that came out of there. I read about this somewhere, probably here.
  33. Another strategy in bear safety - bring along...

    Another strategy in bear safety - bring along your cat! :)

    https://www.tuxedo-cat.co.uk/do-bears-eat-cats/
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    Showing folks new to hammock camping how my HG...

    Showing folks new to hammock camping how my HG sleeve works always impresses. It still impresses me even after having done it so many times. Combined with linelocs for the tie outs and a knotless...
  35. Simply Light Designs. He does outstanding work...

    Simply Light Designs. He does outstanding work at amazing prices with incredible speed.

    I order a custom UQ from him this week - he shipped it the next day!
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    I recently had one of my favorite straps snap on...

    I recently had one of my favorite straps snap on me. Looking back on it, I thought that something about the strap didn’t look quite right. It wasn’t that old, my only explanation is that pine pitch...
  37. Thread: Patching

    by Tpatter
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    I have no idea if this works, but I think it...

    I have no idea if this works, but I think it will.

    I have patched many sails with medlar tape (tenacious tape would work I think) on one side and applying a thin layer of CA glue (I like Zap a...
  38. Inspiring! Thanks so much for the report.

    Inspiring! Thanks so much for the report.
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    Lovely area. I would be tempted to add 2...

    Lovely area.

    I would be tempted to add 2 posts to the right of the Gazebo to the right of the Downspout and hang there.

    Otherwise, this nice area will almost always have a hammock in it.
    ...
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    One thing Iíve noticed, it is far faster and...

    One thing Iíve noticed, it is far faster and easier to get in or out of a fronkey bugnet hammock than it is a zipper based one. No contest.
  41. Thread: Newbie

    by Tpatter
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    You get used to it. At some point, I just let...

    You get used to it.

    At some point, I just let it go and accept what happens happens. Kind of like swimming in the ocean. The odds of your being injured by a wild animal are so so small compared...
  42. I’m wondering if folks who have had one fail have...

    I’m wondering if folks who have had one fail have anything to share.

    I’ve worked with sail material which is nylon based. It gives lots of warning long before it fails as it starts to break...
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    That's fantastic! This is one of my favorite...

    That's fantastic! This is one of my favorite areas to camp - the coast, but I always camp the treeline. Usually not a big deal since it's right on the beach. Cool to know that I can use a tensa to...
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    I think you will be happy with the asym. I’m...

    I think you will be happy with the asym. I’m comfy in my burrow, but my asym trailwinder is much more comfortable in terms of not impacting lay - I like to get very diagonal. There is no getting it...
  45. Great reports, glad no-one was injured. Kind...

    Great reports, glad no-one was injured.

    Kind of shocking the bear would be so brazen with such a large group! Good call to get out of there I feel.

    I have a similar concern for one of my...
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    Love that accordion-like folding of the tarp -...

    Love that accordion-like folding of the tarp - very neat and tidy. I have been pulled to the power of the snake skin side of the hammock force, however, but I will lock that trick away. :)

    Good...
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    Thank you very much.

    Thank you very much.
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    Although, I just saw these - certainly looks like...

    Although, I just saw these - certainly looks like its printed on both sides.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhI_8BNg35g


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrNPtx5HrkA

    I'll send a note to...
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    Makes sense, the printed hammock that I have is...

    Makes sense, the printed hammock that I have is the same.

    I thought that I had read that Woodland Camo was the exception or perhaps printed on both sides.
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    Hexon 1.6 woodlan camo question

    Folks,

    Does anyone know if this is printed on both sides of the fabric? I imagine that it is weaved, not printed, but want to verify.

    In other words, will the inside of the hammock look the...
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