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  1. Thread: tree tents

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    tree tents

    http://www.drewapenaar.nl/project.php?id=67
    http://www.drewapenaar.nl/pics/treetentspan1528.jpg
  2. When I got my Crowsnest I had problems with gaps...

    When I got my Crowsnest I had problems with gaps and I didn't want to shorten the shock chord so much that it would be like arming a cross bow just to set it up. Instead I cut the chord in half and...
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    If your suspension rope gets damaged by hanging...

    If your suspension rope gets damaged by hanging around rocks or abandoned building isolate the damaged part with an Alpine Butterfly knot.

    Where midges are really really bad go about 100 yards...
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    I was reading reviews of this on one of those...

    I was reading reviews of this on one of those shoe store sites and many of them said it felt 1/2 size smaller, though most said if felt true to size. I already ordered myself a pair of the lo tops in...
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    Do you find that they run a 1/2 size too small? ...

    Do you find that they run a 1/2 size too small? Just curious, I take a 9 so these won't work for me.
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    I picked up an HH Exped Asym a couple years ago...

    I picked up an HH Exped Asym a couple years ago for less that $100 new. You only find those prices from other retailers, not HH direct. I'm just a little under 6' tall and I've slept very...
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    Sweet! Do you have any links or anything to more...

    Sweet! Do you have any links or anything to more specific instructions on slicing up plastic like that?
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    Cool, I need to place all my orders (new hammock,...

    Cool, I need to place all my orders (new hammock, UQ & tarp) by the end of this month, so if you get that fabric by then I'll be down for a Winter Dream!
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    I got an Amazon gift certificate that I just used...

    I got an Amazon gift certificate that I just used up to buy gear: S-biners, figure 9, Ground Hog stakes kit, Gorillapod flexible tripod, GSI 10" frying pan, Brunton Solaris 6 USB solar charger, and...
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    So just get and old camo poncho and go at it with...

    So just get and old camo poncho and go at it with some scissors? Maybe fold it over a certain way like a tie die or paper snowflake? And then spray paint it...
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    Sometimes I'll want to stay in an area and go for...

    Sometimes I'll want to stay in an area and go for a hike during the day or ride to town for supplies or entertainment while leaving camp setup or take it down and hide everything in the bushes. I...
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    I usually lay mine down and on the ground so the...

    I usually lay mine down and on the ground so the underbrush prevents it from being seen in the distance. I think if anyone sees it they've already seen the tarp. I also try to be careful with...
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    I'm thinking mainly for the countryside and...

    I'm thinking mainly for the countryside and forests. My instinct tells me that brown is the best overall, and particularly for more arid climates with more coniferous (bark and dry needles) and...
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    Do you have a photo? ;) :lol:That's funny!...

    Do you have a photo? ;)



    :lol:That's funny! Did you read where I posted about that here: http://www.hapsmap.com/city/126285/new-york
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    Stealthy fly for Switchback? and in general

    I'm thinking about a JRB Cat tarp or WB Superfly though both are 11' long and I've read that may or may not be enough for a hammock as long as this.

    I'm also thinking of just getting a Claytor...
  16. Thread: snugfit colors

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    snugfit colors

    is this the blue color that is currently being shipped?

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/5/0/dsc00014.jpg
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    Yeah like I said I could just buy a whole bunch,...

    Yeah like I said I could just buy a whole bunch, like 150', but I'm living life on the road for a while so I'm not in a position to be building up my strategic reserves of Amsteel blue at the moment....
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    I've found a lot of information lately about...

    I've found a lot of information lately about these eye loops but I needed some help to bring it all together. Thanks for all your advice! :)
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    Yeah locked brummel is what I meant. I thought I...

    Yeah locked brummel is what I meant. I thought I read in another thread here that every one was using a 'regular' stitched eye. How is the brummel quicker? Looks like about the same level of...
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    I'll have the straps that come with the WBBB...

    I'll have the straps that come with the WBBB line/strap option. I plan to use them with marlin spike hitch and toggles.

    Also I haven't seen here what kind of thread do you use to stitch the...
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    Thanks! So 50' should be more than enough. I'm...

    Thanks! So 50' should be more than enough. I'm thinking of making the lines rather long and then trim later if I feel I have too much. Maybe if I can keep them spooled up then having extra long...
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    How much Amsteel to buy?

    Let's say I want to make one set of whoopie slings or UCRs and have some left over in case I'm forced to use trees that are too far apart. How much do I need? It's cheap and I could just get a lot...
  23. Thread: Guy Lines

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    Yeah I know but I like to be consistent ;) I'm...

    Yeah I know but I like to be consistent ;)

    I'm looking at this Lash-It stuff from Redden that seems to be quite strong and the color isn't so loud yet more visible than basic black. I'm wondering...
  24. Thread: Guy Lines

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    Many of these lines are very bright and/or...

    Many of these lines are very bright and/or reflective. If stealth is an issue then what would you use?
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    I rigged up something similar to watch movies on...

    I rigged up something similar to watch movies on my HTC Touch HD. The huge screen looks great! I also use it as a book reader, no need for a Kindel. It gets most user however as a GPS device. I...
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    What about wrapping them around some other gear...

    What about wrapping them around some other gear or a light weight object dedicated to the purpose, like one of those plastic phone cards or something?

    Also do you ever leave the lines partially...
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    I'm very comfortable at 10C with a 0C bag in my...

    I'm very comfortable at 10C with a 0C bag in my Exped Asym with supershelter. Closer to zero I'd want more insulation, maybe a lot more. I've been out during 2-3C weather with just a foam pad...
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    Last summer in the Czech Republic I shared the...

    Last summer in the Czech Republic I shared the forests with roe deer on many occasions. Normally I'd just hear them barking in the distance sounding like a cross between a dog and a howler monkey. ...
  29. Thread: new here

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    Thanks! Those whoopie slings look pretty great. ...

    Thanks! Those whoopie slings look pretty great. I'm going to get the WBBB with line/strap instead now and add the slings.

    I'm looking for anything that will significantly add to setup...
  30. Thread: new here

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    Thanks for the advice! I'm just not sure I need...

    Thanks for the advice! I'm just not sure I need so much coverage, I'm used to the little HH tarp.
  31. Thread: new here

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    Thanks! For inside the hammock I'll just use my...

    Thanks! For inside the hammock I'll just use my sleeping bag for now. I have a Thermolite liner also. I figure I'll be spending enough with new gear already on the list. I can close the mummy bag...
  32. Thread: new here

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    I'm still not 100% sure. I want a hex tarp but...

    I'm still not 100% sure. I want a hex tarp but the idea of doors is cool and that one seems to combine the best of both worlds. I looked at the Speer winter tarp that's highly recommended by some...
  33. Thread: new here

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    Here are some sets from short tours I took in the...

    Here are some sets from short tours I took in the Czech Republic last summer:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekitel/sets/72157621766891807/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekitel/sets/72157620994354743/...
  34. Thread: new here

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    Thanks all for the welcomes! That's a real...

    Thanks all for the welcomes!

    That's a real traditional Spanish bota made from goatskin and lined with black pitch. You can almost fit 2 whole bottles in it as the capacity seems to be a bit...
  35. Thread: new here

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    new here

    What an amazing forum. I thought I knew a lot about hammock camping until I came here...

    I've been 3 season camping on bicycle trips in Europe for the last 2 years using an HH Expedition. It was...
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