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    Can you explain the "catch-all"? . I will say...

    Can you explain the "catch-all"?
    . I will say that it would have been a vastly less satisfying experience without the catch-all. That thing made everything so much easier.
    Thanks

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    Its doable with a single line (dynema or...

    Its doable with a single line (dynema or something strong with no stretch) and pole. Tie to the tree at head height walk your pole out to where you need it (about 15' from your target tree. Attach...
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    Great idea to practice set up in the wind before...

    Great idea to practice set up in the wind before doing it in the wild. I strongly suggest that if you don't already have a Structural Ridgev Line (SRL) on the hammock, you put one on. Find that...
  4. Thread: Down booties?

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    That looks good, but to large for motorcycle...

    That looks good, but to large for motorcycle camping. Space is a premium.

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    Never found myself "out of the insulation spot"...

    Never found myself "out of the insulation spot" with the Wookie. I even forget to tie the outside some times and its always stayed in place and been warm.
    I've made 1 underquilt and purchased 4....
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    Hi Antwerp I think the best way to get dialed in...

    Hi Antwerp
    I think the best way to get dialed in for wind is by doing it, so for ?1, I say go for it. Pitch it as low as possible to reduce to sail n effect. If the sky is clear keep the tarp...
  7. I use the linelock and initially ran zing it to...

    I use the linelock and initially ran zing it to the stakes. The zing-it would slip until I put a wrap on the LL with a clove hitch. That setup never slipped even in heavy wind. Thats an easy solution...
  8. Thread: Pole Mods

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    I've played a little with internal and external...

    I've played a little with internal and external poles. Then decided, why bother. If im in the hammock, im going to sleep. Ill use a pole or tie out for porch mode if I'm sitting out a storm....
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    Welcome to Colorado. Sent from my couch

    Welcome to Colorado.

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    Sticky: My TRL is about 30'. That might be overkill, but...

    My TRL is about 30'. That might be overkill, but zing it is so small why not. It also gives me some extra to use as a clothes line to hang my water bottle and jacket on.

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  11. I got away from knots because I went to smaller...

    I got away from knots because I went to smaller line, zing-it. I dont like tying or untying and adjusting especially when cold and wet. Ive found a preference for the Line Locks because of their...
  12. I use to put a bead on the loop to prevent that,...

    I use to put a bead on the loop to prevent that, but after forgetting the bead I started using small zip ties.

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    I have used the Kelty tarp pole many times, but I...

    I have used the Kelty tarp pole many times, but I recommend something more heavy duty. Check your local Army Navy surplus store for a source. Trekking poles, NO, NO.
    18-24" sectional steel poles...
  14. I've tried a few option over the past few yrs and...

    I've tried a few option over the past few yrs and settled on Line Locks. They are attached to the tarp with masonline and the tie-outs are threaded. The soft round edges post no threat to the tarp...
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    That video was my starting point. Sent from my...

    That video was my starting point.

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    Aspins seem to have very shallow roots. I tied...

    Aspins seem to have very shallow roots. I tied off to one about 5" in diameter. Sit test in the hammock pulled it over.
    Trees can drop branches or fall on tents too. Just try to make it a habit...
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    Thanks. I use amsteel but the dogbones are zing...

    Thanks. I use amsteel but the dogbones are zing it. Ill probability switch to all zing-it to reduce the bulk.

    Just below Hover **** last month....
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    Thanks. I was thinking that angling the pole...

    Thanks. I was thinking that angling the pole like you do would reduce the load on the anchors. Ill try that next time. Soon I hope, starting to warm up.

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    I'm glad that helped. I suggest you get a strong...

    I'm glad that helped. I suggest you get a strong adjustable tent pole to work with. Check Army Navy surplus store. I'm still using the Kelty pole, but its about the minimal stiffness I would use. ...
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    Happy to be of help. Pic 1 is what I call a...

    Happy to be of help. Pic 1 is what I call a dogbone, pic 2 is the DB attached to the pole tieout, pic 3 is with more DBs added to increase load distribution.
    The dogbones are made from zing it...
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    The pole option.

    I'll start off by giving credit to VaraVild, his YouTube video, The Single Tree Hammock Option, is where this started for me. That was several yrs ago. I didn't really understand how it worked, so I...
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    Using a pole when missing a tree.

    I've made several posts about using a pole when the tree situation was submitted optimal. Ive used an aluminum Kelty pole a couple of dozen times over the past couple of yrs. I weigh around 160 lbs....
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    I've found thick socks make a bigger difference...

    I've found thick socks make a bigger difference than I'd ever considered. 2 nights same temp (low 30s), first night thin socks (I wasn't really cold, but not warm, woke up to pee 3 times). Second...
  24. My wonderful wife got me a sewing machine for my...

    My wonderful wife got me a sewing machine for my birthday a few yrs back. I make the tree straps in different lengths depending on where I'm going. I've also made a tarp and a bunch of hammocks. ...
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    Use a needle and thread to try pulling it out. ...

    Use a needle and thread to try pulling it out. Try putting a small zip tie on if you get it out. That will keep it from happening again. If you don't get it out send me a PM.

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  26. I use zingit, and they do slip. My solution is...

    I use zingit, and they do slip. My solution is to do a single wrap around the LL. That has held fine with no slips that I noticed. Double wrap it if you want, but a single turn seems to hold fine. ...
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    I made a TQ a few yrs back. Primaloft 1, I think....

    I made a TQ a few yrs back. Primaloft 1, I think. Its very light and very warm. By far the warmest I own, unfortunately its very bulky. To big to take on motorcycle trips.
    My daughter takes it...
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    If it ain't broke don't fix it. I have a lot,...

    If it ain't broke don't fix it.
    I have a lot, hundreds of feet of mule tape, but don't use it with the hammock. Main reason for me is neatness. I can easily and quickly roll my 1" webbing, so it...
  29. I use Mason line. It acts as a safety...

    I use Mason line. It acts as a safety link.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201001/6df9235e7c0d32a144e53eef5c6132c2.jpg

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  30. Yes it increases the stress load. My...

    Yes it increases the stress load. My understanding is the SRL locks the hammock in shape so the sag is always the same. It is determined by the length of the SRL and no lloonngger dependent on the...
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    There is so little difference in weight between...

    There is so little difference in weight between Ti and Aluminum, I won't spend twice as much on Ti. I also prefer short stakes over long. I've tried longer stakes, but often found they either hit a...
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    My TF got a large tear from a bungee launched...

    My TF got a large tear from a bungee launched stake last year. (No more bungees) Bought the Hammock Gear Journey to replace it. The Journey is great, doors and a foot longer.
    Fast forward 1 yr....
  33. Neatness counts. Camping in a Colorado state...

    Neatness counts.
    Camping in a Colorado state park i had a ranger ask me to take the hammock down. I took a few minutes to show her the setup and explain it, not arguing just show and tell. She...
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    Thanks Nanok. I like to play with deferent...

    Thanks Nanok. I like to play with deferent setups and this looks interesting.


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  35. Yes, that's why its a structural ridge line....

    Yes, that's why its a structural ridge line. [emoji106]

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    I use the system you described, Zingit for the RL...

    I use the system you described, Zingit for the RL and for the prusik i use Mason line. Its smaller and acts as a safety link. I use the Mason line to attach my tie-outs and hardware also. Mini...
  37. Why "No"? My ridge line is strong enough and it...

    Why "No"? My ridge line is strong enough and it takes the stress not the hammock.

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    I have 3 Thermacells. Will sell cheap. I use...

    I have 3 Thermacells. Will sell cheap. I use them for car camping, find them to large for motorcycle trips. Switched to the wrist bands or Off mosquito coils.

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    I use zing it too. It stays connected to the...

    I use zing it too. It stays connected to the tarp. Figure 8 the long end like you. The tarp is in a snake skin, but then gets stuffed into a mesh bag and clipped onto the seat behind me if its wet,...
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    Pretty straight forward. Strap trees, hang and...

    Pretty straight forward.
    Strap trees, hang and position hammock. Connect tarp RL to strap carabiner then connect other end to other strap carabiner. Snug it up using your favorite knot or hardware....
  41. Thread: Tarp Tie Outs

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    I switched from the elastic loops to mason line...

    I switched from the elastic loops to mason line loops that attach to line locks. I just don't like the constant movement the elastic seems to promote. I use yellow reflective line to make it...
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    My set keeps the tarp RL off the trees. Tree...

    My set keeps the tarp RL off the trees.
    Tree strap goes around the tree and clips to itself. Clip is facing the hammock.
    Tarp RL connects to the clips or straps.



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  43. I have a CRL, the tarp is attached to it using...

    I have a CRL, the tarp is attached to it using prusik. That allows for centering the tarp without stressing or pulling it to tight. The CRL is for setup and positioning, it anchored using the tie...
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    Had some but deleted them after posting somewhere. Basically I make a continuous loop with double braded mason line (about 5$ for a hundred foot spool). About 1 ft, makes about a 4" loop. Larkshead...
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    Sticky: Wife got me one for fathers day about 10yrs ago. ...

    Wife got me one for fathers day about 10yrs ago. Best nap in yrs.
    Tried it camping because I was tired of being on my hands and knees getting in and out of tents, then I found Shug. Thanks Shug,...
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    Sticky: IBGary=Iron Butt=>1,000 miles [emoji965] in < 24...

    IBGary=Iron Butt=>1,000 miles [emoji965] in < 24 hrs.

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  47. I'll 2nd that. Especially when it gets wet. I...

    I'll 2nd that. Especially when it gets wet. I ordered some poly from dutch, but it's to thick to work with the cinch bugs, so I'll need to re-order something thinner.

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    I like [emoji41] Sent from my SM-T720 using...

    I like [emoji41]

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    Let the questions fly. Sent from my SM-T720...

    Let the questions fly.

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  50. Look up Dr. Hammock. I seem to remember a...

    Look up Dr. Hammock. I seem to remember a YouTube tutorial he put up on the subject. Maybe it was Professor Hammock, Shug probably knows.

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