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    See post # 5 in this thread. Tha facts are...

    See post # 5 in this thread. Tha facts are clearly stated there.
  2. Thread: 7 years later

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    Aren't ALL the stories positive!!!!

    Aren't ALL the stories positive!!!!
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    The Tato tarp connectors are one example using...

    The Tato tarp connectors are one example using shock cord...
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    Definitely splice-able if the core is braided and...

    Definitely splice-able if the core is braided and not simply straight fibers. Difficult in small diameters such as Spyderline...
  5. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    It's my understanding that the coating on Amsteel...

    It's my understanding that the coating on Amsteel products (including Lash-It and Zing-It) is actually intended to provide MORE grip that bare UHMWPE rather than make it slippery! UHMWPE is actually...
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    Knock-off Loop Alien, i.e., the cheap imitations...

    Knock-off Loop Alien, i.e., the cheap imitations of LAs, typically from China. I'm a firm believer in supporting the original maker FWIW!
  8. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    But isn't Climashield even bulkier and heavier?...

    But isn't Climashield even bulkier and heavier? It certainly has its place though...
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    [QUOTE=LowTech;2082661] You could add the...

    You could add the shock cord now and the pole tips later...
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    [QUOTE=LowTech;2082436]... Of course this...

    [QUOTE=LowTech;2082436]...

    Of course this means I don't have the shock cord run through the middle of the poles but when I upgrade some hardware I'll do that.


    .../QUOTE]

    You don't need...
  11. Those three are arguably the most popular choices...

    Those three are arguably the most popular choices these days. I think it really comes down to what features/options you want.
  12. Whoa! I just read the imbedded link in that link,...

    Whoa! I just read the imbedded link in that link, where KC (Chris Bynum) describes the pole build. They are just a few inches (2-3) longer, not 2'.
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    Skinless! :scared:

    Skinless! :scared:
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    Inside if you're going to it leave attached to...

    Inside if you're going to it leave attached to the fly.

    I don't like any lines hanging off my fly, so I keep the fly ridgeline separate and store it with my guylines and stakes. One benefit, IMO,...
  15. for the Batwing, right? I think he needs length...

    for the Batwing, right? I think he needs length for a SF.
  16. No reason the pull loop couldn't be a spliced CL,...

    No reason the pull loop couldn't be a spliced CL, other than 1.7 is harder to splice than 7/64. Neat and tidy.
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    I'm glad you brought up the issue of shipping...

    I'm glad you brought up the issue of shipping expense. It factors heavily in my suggestion. I think you should get that 11’ hammock at the same time. The combination of a Trail Lair and a Trail...
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    Pretty sure that one is 20d nylon. (Argon is a...

    Pretty sure that one is 20d nylon. (Argon is a Dutchware fabric.)
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    Thanks. No one hammock can be the best for...

    Thanks. No one hammock can be the best for everyone. In general, I like a really firm hammock and I'm pretty happy with my DL XLC. Truth be told, it's probably plenty "good enough." But I always...
  20. i.e. double internal pole mod. Chances are that...

    i.e. double internal pole mod. Chances are that the pole lengths needed to do this to a SF are here somewhere...
  21. If it was that simple, Phantom's loop would...

    If it was that simple, Phantom's loop would provide no benefit. His loop works differently on the Prusik than simply pulling directly on it. Try it out! Easy enough to unwrap it and add the loop.
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    A 14' tarp can be a great thing to own. I'm...

    A 14' tarp can be a great thing to own. I'm assuming a rectangular, flat tarp. It makes for a terrific dining fly, particularly for a group. It just isn't all that suitable as a rainfly for...
  23. Even on cool summer evenings you may find the...

    Even on cool summer evenings you may find the need for an UQ. OR, on a hot night, an UQP simply for bug protection. (I'm assuming a hammock with an integrated net. Much less of an issue with a...
  24. Are those hook points in such a position that...

    Are those hook points in such a position that they could be used to tie back the doors under the fly?
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    Needing to stay above the hammock suspension.

    Needing to stay above the hammock suspension.
  26. To make the ridgeline detachable, tie the Prusik...

    To make the ridgeline detachable, tie the Prusik using a soft shackle. Not my idea, Dutch's.
  27. Very enlightening and helpful to see those...

    Very enlightening and helpful to see those details.

    Thanks for taking the time.
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    And, any insight as to why this hammock is more...

    And, any insight as to why this hammock is more comfortable for you than either the WB or DH?
  29. And barefoot!

    And barefoot!
  30. It would be a Lawson and be all but unusable.

    It would be a Lawson and be all but unusable.
  31. Did you happen to look at it in Shug's video?...

    Did you happen to look at it in Shug's video? Based on what he said, and it certainly seems that way, using a spreader bar in that fashion pretty much dictates laying straight in the hammock (and not...
  32. Because now you see a good reason for not...

    Because now you see a good reason for not stressing the ridge of the fly.

    You could use the trucker's hitch on a single ridge line and use Prusiks with soft shackles as tensioners, a la Dutch, as...
  33. A point not to be taken lightly!:scared:

    A point not to be taken lightly!:scared:
  34. As long as we've strayed far from the clothes...

    As long as we've strayed far from the clothes drying concern and moved on to the various ways to do a ridgeline, what about guylines? I'm curious what your approach might be. Always interested in...
  35. Roughage.

    Roughage.
  36. I think your fingernails are too long...

    I think your fingernails are too long weight-wise...

    (And I think I just might be a bit over-caffeinated this morning...)
  37. Cut the handle off your toothbrush or, better...

    Cut the handle off your toothbrush or, better yet, use your finger!!!:rolleyes:
  38. Many experienced hangers will say that they have...

    Many experienced hangers will say that they have little or no trouble centering a fly with a two-line setup. It is definitely light. Knots are the very lightest, but I like many of the various bits...
  39. Take a look at what's offered by both Dutch and...

    Take a look at what's offered by both Dutch and Loop Alien, including the vids, for a start. That should help explain things a lot.

    (RBTR also carries the Loop Alien / NAMA "CRL".)
  40. I remember when the term CRL was (first?) used to...

    I remember when the term CRL was (first?) used to describe a line that started at one end of the fly, around the tree, back through the ring at the fly, through the ring at the other end, around the...
  41. I guess one of the benefits of StingerZ is the...

    I guess one of the benefits of StingerZ is the ability to remove them from the fly and pack your lines separately. If you don't mind keeping the lines attached, and assuming you like the two line...
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    I'm sensing that you won't be fiddling with this...

    I'm sensing that you won't be fiddling with this concept.
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    It would be a couple thing. And I've been looking...

    It would be a couple thing. And I've been looking at Dutch's setup with the shared net and a single big rainfly.

    I'm getting the impression that it just might not be the best idea... Maybe to much...
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    Absolutely. You're just shifting the relative...

    Absolutely. You're just shifting the relative position your body will be in the hammock. Your weight is still going to be in the middle of the hang. IMO, getting your body positioned closer to the...
  45. Please share. I'm sure others are interested in...

    Please share. I'm sure others are interested in knowing more about this. Note the number of views!
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    Questions About Hanging Side-by-Side

    When doing this, what's best? One sleeping left, the other right, both the same, or doesn't it matter? (I understand the suspension set-up with the spreader bar and coming off opposite sides of the...
  47. River trips in canoes are a great way to get out...

    River trips in canoes are a great way to get out for a few days. I have to say though, if I were to take such a trip with any of my 40-ish "kids" and/or their spouses, it would be me taking them, not...
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    I would NOT try to coat the grosgrain with seam...

    I would NOT try to coat the grosgrain with seam sealer! I would do the underside first. That ought to do it. If not, I would try to saturate the stitching on the grosgrain with diluted sealer, as per...
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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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    I try to remember the straps for the...

    I try to remember the straps for the hammock!:scared:

    Seriously, over and above stakes and guylines, I actually carry an extra one-piece ridgeline and spare CLs for the hammock. Just in case...
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