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    I love my Warbonnet BB because of the shelf which...

    I love my Warbonnet BB because of the shelf which the Eldorado doesn't have
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    One of my most favorite quotes is "There are no...

    One of my most favorite quotes is "There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met." So you have a whole forum full of potential friends here :)
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    These are what I use for my Superfly The only...

    These are what I use for my Superfly The only downside is that if it's a wet weekend, I have to turn them inside out to dry when I get home
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    I have been using Stingerz pretty much from day...

    I have been using Stingerz pretty much from day one just because of the simplicity but I have run into those situations where I just needed a tad more line as weaver2469 said so I think I am going to...
  5. After years of camping with the Boy Scouts I am...

    After years of camping with the Boy Scouts I am pretty fast at setting up a tent. But before starting I first have to find an area big enough for my tent, clear out the rocks and sticks, find the...
  6. I am going to try an inch shorter and longer and...

    I am going to try an inch shorter and longer and see what feels the best
  7. Sorry for the typo. I didn't even notice I typed...

    Sorry for the typo. I didn't even notice I typed 119. It's 109. So i am in the neighborhood
  8. What is your ridge line length? I just made...

    What is your ridge line length? I just made another Monolite 11 ft hammock with an adjustable ridge line that I have set at 119 inches and just doesn't seem to be as dialed in as my other hammocks
  9. I have a 0 degree Wooki and I am able to sleep...

    I have a 0 degree Wooki and I am able to sleep most of the year pretty comfortably. I am a cold sleeper though and get cold easily. The biggest downside I experience is that it takes up a lot of...
  10. I just came back from a week of our Boy Scout...

    I just came back from a week of our Boy Scout summer camp and having my DIY Monolite hammock was so nice given the weather was hot and humid. I used my WBBB for sleeping because of the convenience...
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    I always start on my back in my WBBB but always...

    I always start on my back in my WBBB but always end up on my side. I guess old habits are hard to break :)
  12. I am a little over 200 lbs and my Monolite...

    I am a little over 200 lbs and my Monolite hammock is my most favorite for lounging in. Just seems to have the right amount of stretch.
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    I have been using my Monolite hammock a lot now...

    I have been using my Monolite hammock a lot now that it's summer and I have to say it's becoming my favorite hammock. I do love my WBBB but just something about the Monolite stretch is really...
  14. I use Dutch Biners. Very light weight and also...

    I use Dutch Biners. Very light weight and also makes a great water break. Next set of whoopies I make, I am going to throw on a pair of whoopie hooks and see how they work out.
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    I just use a loop of shock cord that I loop...

    I just use a loop of shock cord that I loop around a couple of times
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    Even with the price increase, the Econ model is...

    Even with the price increase, the Econ model is still a good deal. My fault for not pulling the trigger earlier :scared:
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    My name came from the weight of my backpack...

    My name came from the weight of my backpack actually. The first time I went to Philmont with the Boy Scouts, my pack weight (with food, etc.) was 58 lbs. I have learned a whole lot since then and...
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    Let me know how it goes. I was tempted to use...

    Let me know how it goes. I was tempted to use mine this past weekend on camping trip with the scouts but there were too many mosquitoes so I went with my trusted WBBB. It was a car camping type of...
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    I am a +1 on this. I made a hammock out of the...

    I am a +1 on this. I made a hammock out of the Monolite and Airwave as well and I really like the Monolite as well. Not sure what I like best about the fabric but it's my favorite so far.
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    Happy Birthday Shug!! Thank you for all the...

    Happy Birthday Shug!! Thank you for all the great videos and here is to many more years to come!
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    I did a DIY version of end pole mods on my...

    I did a DIY version of end pole mods on my Superfly and an overnight in my yard worked out nice. This weekend will be my first field test on a weekend camping trip with our Boy Scout Troop.
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  22. Thread: Posts

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    The top brace is key. I was hanging on 4x4s for...

    The top brace is key. I was hanging on 4x4s for a while with no top brace until one night when I heard a loud snap as I crashed to the ground so now I am using 6x6s because I am not taking any more...
  23. The customized version allows you to specify an...

    The customized version allows you to specify an overfill. Will a 3oz overfill bring it down to -40 from -20?
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    A few pics after a rainy night in my backyard...

    A few pics after a rainy night in my backyard trying out my DIY Monolite hammock
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    Good luck. I love the way mine turned out, but I...

    Good luck. I love the way mine turned out, but I have to add a second layer with KAm Snaps. Slept out last night in the backyard and it got into the mid 50s so I was a little chilled.
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    I 100% agree. I am a cold sleeper so I am a...

    I 100% agree. I am a cold sleeper so I am a little biased here but you get what you pay for and I made an UQ using a Costco down throw and found I am cold under 60 degrees so even though you don't...
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    If you do a YouTube search on Costco down throw...

    If you do a YouTube search on Costco down throw underquilt you will get lots of ideas on making one. I made one and it works pretty nicely. Only thing is that I am a cold sleeper so I can only...
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    Be very careful. I watched that same video by...

    Be very careful. I watched that same video by Kyle and since then I have made about 15 hammocks (for friends/scouts/etc.). It can be very addicting :lol: Not to mention whenever there's a new...
  29. I did the same thing and it was amazing how much...

    I did the same thing and it was amazing how much I learned about hanging my uq by being able to see through the hammock. The number one thing I did wrong was cinching the ends too much. With my...
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    Well, one thing I noticed for both OutandBack and...

    Well, one thing I noticed for both OutandBack and dkurfiss is that both have their names in red :)
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    I use a double on my Superfly but have considered...

    I use a double on my Superfly but have considered going with a single because of the air bubble in the middle. My question is about the extra material that you now have on one end verses splitting...
  32. I can't imagine that either of those corners...

    I can't imagine that either of those corners would not have some sort of studs, especially with windows. That being said, I agree with 11x that I wouldn't trust just paneling to hold up under the...
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    I don't think I jumped right in because I read a...

    I don't think I jumped right in because I read a lot of the posts here first and watched a lot of videos, especially all of Shug's videos so I felt pretty prepared when I went out on my first hang. ...
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    There is no problem at all getting in and out. I...

    There is no problem at all getting in and out. I have the summer sock for my 11 ft DIY and the zipper is plenty long enough
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    I have the summer sock from Dutch but it's the...

    I have the summer sock from Dutch but it's the version with the zipper which works great because it also works as an UQP. Dutch has a video where he is getting into the drawstring version but that...
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    The only thing that would worry me with any kind...

    The only thing that would worry me with any kind of foil lining or space blanket would be condensation. Fleece would work because I have used a fleece sleeping bag liner during the spring and it...
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    Welcome to the hammocking neighborhood:)

    Welcome to the hammocking neighborhood:)
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums. I built a turtledog...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums. I built a turtledog hammock stand that works great for my gathered end hammock but I am not sure how well it will work with a Amok Draumr hammock.
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    I love the ability to see through the hammock. I made a DIY UQ with a Costco throw and being able to see how the UQ is situated under the hammock is awesome
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get well and...

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get well and we will keep you in our prayers
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    Yep, Jeff has a bunch of great videos and Evo...

    Yep, Jeff has a bunch of great videos and Evo loops look like a good hardware replacement. Will have to give them a shot
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    My WBBB came with whoopies larks headed to my...

    My WBBB came with whoopies larks headed to my hammock. I switched out the whoopies for CLs and I larks head my whoopie to my tree strap (fixed end) and use a Dutch biner to connect my whoopie to my...
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    Lakerat said it perfectly. There are endless...

    Lakerat said it perfectly. There are endless ways to hang your hammock and the fun part for me is trying them all. I started out with my WBBB having whoopies attached, which I switched out for CLs...
  44. And this is one of the reasons why I am addicted...

    And this is one of the reasons why I am addicted to Dutchware Gear!!!
  45. This is great! With many in my Troop now getting...

    This is great! With many in my Troop now getting interested in hammocking, this will be a great option.
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    I went with a set of .344 11 ft. poles w/ tips...

    I went with a set of .344 11 ft. poles w/ tips from Dutchware. They are actually on sale right now $25 marked down from $33.06
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    This is what I did on my Superfly. I use...

    This is what I did on my Superfly. I use Dutchware stingers so I just attached shock cord to the center of my poles angling inward and attached the other end to the stingers
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    Winterburg with the Boy Scouts. Got down in the...

    Winterburg with the Boy Scouts. Got down in the low teens. :). 172964
  49. Thread: 10' vs 11'

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    I want to throw width into the mix. I made a DIY...

    I want to throw width into the mix. I made a DIY hammock and although it's 11', I think it's the fact that it's wider that makes it more comfortable. I was thinking of making a 10' in the wider...
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    The other good thing about doors is that helps...

    The other good thing about doors is that helps keep the wind from getting inside and making your tarp into a parachute. If you pitch your tarp right, this probably doesn't happen, but in Colorado...
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