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    Tie them into a bow (double-slippery reef knot)?

    Tie them into a bow (double-slippery reef knot)?
  2. I'd like to see a version with a hook instead of...

    I'd like to see a version with a hook instead of an eye. Would be nice to have the option of leaving the hardware on the straps and hooking onto the CLs.

    BTW, really like the stuff you do.
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    Them deserved to win!

    Them deserved to win!
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    I can barely spell claustrophobia.

    I can barely spell claustrophobia.
  5. Thread: Lawson Glowire

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    Lawson offers some really nice products!

    Lawson offers some really nice products!
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    I'm sure that depends on what the synthetic...

    I'm sure that depends on what the synthetic insulation actually is. I also have an old bag. It's rated at 20deg, it's synthetic, 30+ years old, and it too is still going strong.
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    These are all compelling reasons if the OP is to...

    These are all compelling reasons if the OP is to be backpacking, except for the implied idea that down "warms up quick" and that synthetic doesn't. r-value is r-value and the only "warmth" one feels...
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    that's TMI for me!

    that's TMI for me!
  9. Thread: Truck hammock

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    Looks like the foot-end poles are shorter to be...

    Looks like the foot-end poles are shorter to be able to fit in the PU bed. But, in the truck or not, maybe this asymmetric design has something going for it...
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    If you don't need to be able to compress the UQ...

    If you don't need to be able to compress the UQ as much as down allows and you don't mind a bit of extra weight, there's certainly an argument for considering synthetic. If you think synthetic suits...
  11. Phantom: Thanks for the heads-up re a CL with a...

    Phantom: Thanks for the heads-up re a CL with a true locked Brummell. The way the bury is shown, the bitter ends come back to the same side of the loop rather than following the loop around. I'm...
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    Not to mention all the fun we had with Blackflies...

    Not to mention all the fun we had with Blackflies this year in the metro area...
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    How about producing some of those Kitsapcowboy...

    How about producing some of those Kitsapcowboy designs with DCF? Speaking of Chris, has anyone heard any updates?
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    And Lennox, Carrier, Bryant,...

    And Lennox, Carrier, Bryant,...
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    As a kid, I got to fight with my sister over...

    As a kid, I got to fight with my sister over which of us could sleep in the WWII surplus Army hammock on summer nights. There was no a/c and the hammock was the coolest place to spend the night.
    ...
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    I just run the loop of the SRL through the gather...

    I just run the loop of the SRL through the gather and over the CL without the lark's head. I'm guessing that's what is commonly done. Other than the LHs shortening the SRL by a bit, can't see why...
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    Fleastakes and Fleaz

    The new Fleastakes seem pretty cool. Of course those stakes are not going to be suitable for all soil conditions but ought to work pretty well most of the time. Their introduction caused me to go...
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    As the OP stated, when laying feet right, the...

    As the OP stated, when laying feet right, the experience is near perfection. And Papa points out that the hammock is truly symmetrical in all respects. That tells me that the solution is finding the...
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    I've been to most of the camps in Area 1 and have...

    I've been to most of the camps in Area 1 and have not seen anything like this. That said, I think this could be a great idea. I know camp directors and rangers are concerned about tree damage so this...
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    Diameter or circumference?

    Diameter or circumference?
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    Some conduit connectors are pot metal, others are...

    Some conduit connectors are pot metal, others are steel. Either way though the overlap is pretty short.

    Yes, fence rail is heavier but the pieces can be short for transport by appropriately...
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    Sandflies are commonly called Noseeums here. Just...

    Sandflies are commonly called Noseeums here. Just to confuse things even more, a lot of folks refer to Blackflies as Gnats. Gnats don't bite, Blackflies definitely draw blood. Then it gets even more...
  23. Any extreme temp experiences since with any other...

    Any extreme temp experiences since with any other UQ?
  24. Can I use Sea to Summit Tree Huggers with whoopie...

    Can I use Sea to Summit Tree Huggers with whoopie slings?


    No, not unless the whoopie slings are made by Sea to Summit. Using any other brand will void the warranty!:rolleyes:
  25. Or a father, grandfather, brother...

    Or a father, grandfather, brother...
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    C'mon Phantom, spring for a light UQ! The bug...

    C'mon Phantom, spring for a light UQ! The bug protection alone is worth it.
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    WB also has some similar hardware...

    WB also has some similar hardware...
  28. AS you're not going backpacking with it, just get...

    AS you're not going backpacking with it, just get some non-stretch cordage. Doesn't need to be Dyneema!
  29. I guess I'm the outlier here. My XLC is the older...

    I guess I'm the outlier here. My XLC is the older version and it was made right asym, i.e. head left, feet right, aka "standard." When I do go to my side, it is right shoulder down and head still to...
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    I'd be tempted to use a "T" with set screws at...

    I'd be tempted to use a "T" with set screws at the top of each tripod rather than the 90 degree. I think it would be easier to change the ridge length as needed. Otherwise, it looks great!
  31. I understand why you can't hang from the poles a...

    I understand why you can't hang from the poles a la turtle dog if you need to keep the poles short, but you don't necessarily have to keep them short. Just make them two-piece! Depending on the...
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    Kevlar is always pale yellow when new. It "tans"...

    Kevlar is always pale yellow when new. It "tans" over time. Barely stretches, so little that it is insignificant. It tends to fuzz a bit. Tough to cut and will not burn. Other aramids may be a...
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    Also jumping in late... (and I haven't gone...

    Also jumping in late...

    (and I haven't gone back and read all the posts so I hope this isn't overly redundant.)

    I wouldn't rule out an 11' hammock. There are plenty of folks under 5-6 that find...
  34. With the sides pitched that steep, I would think...

    With the sides pitched that steep, I would think that if there was an issue of the tarp hitting the top of the other-side pole (with the idea that I suggested) that the tarp would also be rubbing on...
  35. That option always exists! But now we're reaching...

    That option always exists! But now we're reaching beyond DIY...
  36. Then it seems to me that, if attached to...

    Then it seems to me that, if attached to extensions, it's not going to be all that low! Or are you trying to describe pulling the sides in tight rather than a "low" tarp?
  37. So, when pitching the tarp "low and close",...

    So, when pitching the tarp "low and close", wouldn't one simply not use any extender at all?
  38. I don't think there is much chance that there...

    I don't think there is much chance that there will be lifetime members...:rolleyes:
  39. I've wondered this: Why not simply add a...

    I've wondered this: Why not simply add a straight, removable extension to, say, the right hand pole at the head end and the left hand pole on the foot end (assuming a right lay)? (Reverse this for a...
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    I'm with hutzelbien on this one. I like a REALLY...

    I'm with hutzelbien on this one. I like a REALLY firm hammock if I don't have to carry it all day. I also like the idea that my double-layer XLC is virtually bomb-proof. Others like some stretch....
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    Using the tarp as a diamond rather than a square...

    Using the tarp as a diamond rather than a square would result in a ridgeline that would be more than adequate. It may, in fact be too long!. Consider perhaps a "partial diagonal with the tarp ridge...
  42. By that reasoning, any asym hammock is not...

    By that reasoning, any asym hammock is not rectangular!

    The point is that the vast majority of GE hammocks bodies are definitely rectangles. The top is a whole different thing.
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    Pretty sure I'm not...

    Pretty sure I'm not...
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    Stop bouncing! You're going to break something!

    Stop bouncing! You're going to break something!
  45. Really?

    Really?
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    You also don't have to use the same weight fabric...

    You also don't have to use the same weight fabric for each layer...
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    The thing about having tie-outs is that you can...

    The thing about having tie-outs is that you can anchor the UQ at your shoulder. Somewhat less important for some is to also anchor the UQ diagonally at your feet. They don't cost much. They don't...
  48. The only problem that might result from starting...

    The only problem that might result from starting cheap is that you may end up with a hammock that is so uncomfortable that you never get to the point of owning one that you are pleased with.
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    I'd opt for the UQ hooks. Do that and you...

    I'd opt for the UQ hooks. Do that and you shouldn't have to fiddle with the UQ. But I get the extra sliders. Pull-outs?
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    Cover only? No netting? Sounds very specialized....

    Cover only? No netting? Sounds very specialized.

    If you always lay head left, not sure what purpose extra sliders on the other side add at all to usefulness. I'm assuming this is to be an asym...
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