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    Awesome hang. Great food, weather and socializing...

    Awesome hang. Great food, weather and socializing ...
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    I like to watch those videos to see some of the...

    I like to watch those videos to see some of the trails that I will probably never get to hike. I also like the gear list videos. I'm a gear head.
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    Seems like a thinly veiled shot at a competitor...

    Seems like a thinly veiled shot at a competitor to me.
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    Done!

    Done!
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    I'll join you guys for dinner Friday if you have...

    I'll join you guys for dinner Friday if you have room.
  6. The only concern would be 'possibly' putting more...

    The only concern would be 'possibly' putting more load on the end channel stitching vs the larkshead method.
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    Just to make your decision even more fun......

    Just to make your decision even more fun...
    Hammock Gear will make their cuben tarps with doors on one end only if you ask. I have one in this configuration and I use it more than my other tarps. It...
  8. I use Bonefire deluxe suspension. It works every...

    I use Bonefire deluxe suspension. It works every time. No hassle. If I am camping in the same spot for several days, I sometimes use a traditional tarp suspension to give me more head room to lounge...
  9. Thinking about investing in the 12' Winter Palace

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170916/80211fbaea6a349a180319c125553bc7.jpg

    Haha. Guilty, as charged!
  10. How (exactly) do Whoopie Sling connect to Tree Straps?

    Dutch's system uses tree huggers, not tree straps. Huggers have loops at both ends, straps have a loop at one end only.
    If you want to use Kevlar or Spider Web with a whoopie sling system, just...
  11. Punctures are just not a big deal with Cuben. I...

    Punctures are just not a big deal with Cuben. I carry a 2"x2" piece of cuben repair tape. I've only had one small hole in 4 years of using cuben tarps. The tape repairs a hole in a few seconds and...
  12. Thinking about investing in the 12' Winter Palace

    Camo gives more shade/less greenhouse effect in the heat. Camo obviously is better for stealth camping. Green is lighter, packs up smaller. I have both; green standard hex and camo winter palace x 2....
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    If you are doing each end of the dog bone with...

    If you are doing each end of the dog bone with locked brummels, then it doesn't matter how short you do the bury. If you are just doing eye splices on each end, then it does matter because the...
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    I think Cuben fiber used to be available with one...

    I think Cuben fiber used to be available with one side aluminized. And it came with a very sizable pricetag, as I recall.
  15. Avoid Outdoor Equipment Supplier. You will not...

    Avoid Outdoor Equipment Supplier. You will not get a tarp if you order it. There are dozens of threads on this forum stating that this company is not reliable.

    11' ridgeline Palace will cover...
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    Of course I ordered my Bandit two weeks ago....

    Of course I ordered my Bandit two weeks ago. Right in between the summer sale and the current price drop...
    I have the same luck with timing on buying and selling stocks.
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    Yes, it will work without the ring. When it gets...

    Yes, it will work without the ring. When it gets wet, it can take a pretty good tug to release.
    I have searched for Ti rings. None I have found are smooth enough or have a big enough opening. If...
  18. I think it would. It's worth a shot. I use small...

    I think it would. It's worth a shot. I use small loops of 2mm shock cord on the tie-outs with 1.1mm Litesmith reflective line (not cheap). It works for me and is very lightweight. DimJim (and others)...
  19. Shock cord stretched when it needs to and then...

    Shock cord stretched when it needs to and then rebounds. Paracord and cheap cord stretches when it is tensioned or gets wet, but doesn't rebound, leaving you with a saggy tarp.
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    Robic 1.2 hammock would be my suggestion for the...

    Robic 1.2 hammock would be my suggestion for the AT. It should last the 100+ nights for sure and is very comfortable. DIY or you can have Dream Hammock or Simply Light Designs make it for you. ...
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    Colorado Trail Segments 8-9

    That's crazy. The climbing on a bike must be brutal.

    If you liked that video, check out some more of John Zahorian's stuff. The one from off trail in the High Sierra is breathtaking.


    You...
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    Descender rings

    You're welcome. I have been hanging with that method for several years with no issues at all. I was very deliberate in that video for the sake of teaching. In real life, I tie it much faster.
    Becket...
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    Or you can just do the whole trail in 10 days......

    Or you can just do the whole trail in 10 days...
    https://youtu.be/Vk6CrWJdRto

    Just kidding. Thanks for the report. Looks like a great trip.
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    Winter Palace vs Standard w/o Doors

    A good compromise is to get a WP with doors on one end only. I have one that works well. I can 'cheat' the RL toward the non-door end to balance the coverage. I just set up the end with doors in the...
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    Thanks for the pics, Moonbear. Glad you could...

    Thanks for the pics, Moonbear. Glad you could make it again this year!
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    I always have a tarp hung on my property. I have...

    I always have a tarp hung on my property. I have a Warbonnet Silnylon Cloudburst that probably has around 700-1000 days outside and a HG Silpoly Quest that has about 80 days. Both are holding up...
  27. I haven't owned either, so I am probably not the...

    I haven't owned either, so I am probably not the best to answer that. I was very interested in the design of the Bandit, but I have a size 13 shoe. A friend of mine with the same size feet said that...
  28. Quilt questions: outer material and length + other misc

    I'll take a shot at most of your questions:
    I'm 6'3" and use 78" quilts. I could go shorter and be fine, so I would say go 72".
    M10 is tough. I would save the weight unless you are really rough on...
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    I would be interested to see the stats on a SK90...

    I would be interested to see the stats on a SK90 based 2.5 mm (3/32") single braid. It could be lighter than 7/64" Amsteel but as strong as 1/8".
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    I pulled this quote from the interwebs: ...

    I pulled this quote from the interwebs:

    Dyneema[emoji768] fibers are available in three versions: SK75, SK78 and SK90 since late 2009. SK75 and SK78 are very similar in terms of features, the...
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    One door closes and another opens. Or you can...

    One door closes and another opens. Or you can just open the first door. That's how doors work.
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    I am not qualified to question Derek, but...that...

    I am not qualified to question Derek, but...that is most likely going to severely compress the Amsteel.
  33. One night on the Cumberland Trail at Prentice Cooper State Forest

    Nice spot you found there. Looks like a good time. Gotta love that SPecial hAM
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    Solo overnighter on Cedar Rock (Pisgah)

    Sounds fun. I would suggest the Cat Gap Loop starting at the far end of the fish hatchery parking lot and then up to John Rock. Back down the John Rock Trail and pick back up Cat Gap all the way back...
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    Italian sausage and jalapeños. Good stuff

    Italian sausage and jalapeños. Good stuff
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    If I have done the hike before, I'm not that...

    If I have done the hike before, I'm not that concerned. I was a little anxious that evening because I had not gone that route in about a year. I didn't have much daylight left, so there was not a lot...
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    It's a beauty.

    It's a beauty.
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    Solo overnighter on Cedar Rock (Pisgah)

    The weather was great yesterday, so I decided to solo camp on top of Cedar Rock in Pisgah National Forest.
    Most people go up from the Art Loeb Trail near the intersection of Cat Gap Loop. For some...
  39. No problem. There a certainly advantages to...

    No problem. There a certainly advantages to integrated net hammocks if you can make them work. Your topquilt won't slide out during the night is a big one. You can also leave your topquilt and...
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    Here ya go. This is probably what you saw. ...

    Here ya go. This is probably what you saw.
    https://dutchwaregear.com/black-rings.html

    However, I would advise you to watch a couple of videos on YouTube and learn how to splice. Make an...
  41. Correct. Of course, you will lose your bug...

    Correct. Of course, you will lose your bug protection, but this should tell you if a separate net (Fronkey/Hug etc) will work for you.

    Having tried several integrated net hammocks (WBBB, Netty,...
  42. First night / test run with my new Simply Light Designs Trail Lair Hammock

    I have the same problems with my leg that is closest to the net (right leg for me) in an integrated net hammock. I much prefer a non-integrated net for that reason.
    If you think you can sleep on...
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    Permission granted. And since I found that other...

    Permission granted. And since I found that other one in the garage, it's actually 22 plus 8. I should probably get some more webbing in case there is ever a need or opportunity to hang all of them at...
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    Thanks. Just found another hammock that I...

    Thanks.
    Just found another hammock that I didn't count in the garage...
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    I don't see a problem at all. I have: 21...

    I don't see a problem at all.
    I have:
    21 hammocks (material to make 8 more)
    6 tarps
    3 topquilts
    5 underquilts
    3 backpacks
    8 stoves
    3 pots (I've shown incredible self-control in this arena)...
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    Finally caught the guy. ...

    Finally caught the guy.
    http://wlos.com/news/local/breaking-suspect-in-manhunt-caught-in-mcdowell-county
  47. Thread: PolyD(utch)

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    Robic 1.7 is a better comparison. Robic 1.2 is...

    Robic 1.7 is a better comparison. Robic 1.2 is awesome, but definitely not as firm as PolyD.
  48. Thread: Tarp lines

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    I generally go no hardware. I leave my line on...

    I generally go no hardware. I leave my line on the tarp and use a pile hitch to my stakes. I like Dutch and he has some awesome stuff. Having said that, Reflect It is going to give you problems with...
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    Update: used the hammock for 4 nights in Pisgah...

    Update: used the hammock for 4 nights in Pisgah at the John Rock Hang last week. Slept great.
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    Ha! PG was hanging in a 12' hammock with a 13'...

    Ha! PG was hanging in a 12' hammock with a 13' tarp. Basically a studio apartment. He likes to be very, very comfortable. And dry.
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