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    I use a 6" CL attached to my hammock. Then use a...

    I use a 6" CL attached to my hammock. Then use a Dutch Speed Hook and about a 5' lead larksheaded to my 6' strap. This allows me to get into very short length setups if needed.

    Yes, you could...
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    Shug to the rescue. Here is a tarp tutorial...

    Shug to the rescue.

    Here is a tarp tutorial from Shug and he has one of the easiest methods for making them. He got the method from headchange4u. The making of the tarp tensioner starts at about...
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    I made my own silnylon tarp and mixing it wasn't...

    I made my own silnylon tarp and mixing it wasn't that hard, or applying etc. I wanted the experience in doing it.

    That said, next tarp, I will buy factory silnylon. Like Loki said, accept no...
  4. In case you weren't aware of it, I think it needs...

    In case you weren't aware of it, I think it needs mentioning that Amsteel Blue, Zing-it and Lash-it are all the same Dyneema brand line at different sizes and colors.

    Amsteel comes as small as...
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    I couldn't even make myself go to the website to...

    I couldn't even make myself go to the website to get the specs after seeing that hammock pic.

    Could already tell the hammock was too short or the model was an NBA'er. Not for me when my feet are...
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    Great! get the family out more often and get...

    Great! get the family out more often and get plenty more pics for us. We can't get enough hammock pics.
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    With the UQ on the hammock, you just need a...

    With the UQ on the hammock, you just need a summer rated SB on top. The warmth under you will allow you to go lighter on top.

    Here in Florida, I use an UQ up to upper 60's(*F)and no underquilt...
  8. Also with the ADutchable Clips. Used steel...

    Also with the ADutchable Clips.

    Used steel carabiners in past and was tired of snagging my straps. ADutuchable Clips lets me attach and adjust the short straps/Speed Hooks with ease without...
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    Agree with SS. I use prusiks on Lash-It and...

    Agree with SS.

    I use prusiks on Lash-It and they slip a little. Recently, I made short UCR's from Zing-It(for contrast) and they slip even more. I put my prusiks to hold the UCR's and the set...
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    Most of the very close by campgrounds don't have...

    Most of the very close by campgrounds don't have enough good trees. The sites are very well manicured for the most part, even firewood cannot be found in most. I would suggest a TDS, TurtleDog Stand,...
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    Sorry for the misunderstanding about the Amsteel...

    Sorry for the misunderstanding about the Amsteel for the trees, working and forums are not the best mix sometimes. Still, the smaller diameter and slick Amsteel may not hold in the holes of the hook....
  12. The selling points are all relative to the...

    The selling points are all relative to the individual. I only used CRL since I started with stringing up the RL then adding the tarp and kept it that way. I haven't used the single lines off the ends...
  13. I enjoyed watching the change in seasons...

    I enjoyed watching the change in seasons overnight.

    You were out there while I was working in Key West. Same time frame and we were in the 70's at night. What a difference. I can't believe there...
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    Amsteel used instead of rope as in the video...

    Amsteel used instead of rope as in the video would be worse. Stick with straps, if for nothing else, to keep us able to hang in local trees.

    Also, as gmcttr stated, if you had a 12' line coming...
  15. Going to an island hang by kayak sounds great....

    Going to an island hang by kayak sounds great. Are there any pics to go with the reports? I know rain can ruin picture time, but, I'm hoping.

    Great food and better company seems to go around all...
  16. Thanks, Dave, for your time and efforts for the...

    Thanks, Dave, for your time and efforts for the hammocking group. LWRSF is new to me and you made it great with the guided tours and informative stories thru the years.

    I believe there was a...
  17. I know that feeling quite well.... I've put 3...

    I know that feeling quite well....

    I've put 3 engines in my car now. I think I need a truck instead. Something to get me to some great trailheads up North.
  18. I was finally able to watch last night after...

    I was finally able to watch last night after work.

    Thanks for a great video in the still frozen North. Lows in the mid to upper 60's here and watching you out there with all that ice was just...
  19. Dave, with all that you already do, you still...

    Dave, with all that you already do, you still find a way to do more. Thanks for all you have done for me on our hangs and I will miss you.

    Sandy, prayers go out to you for your tests. Also, ask...
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    I still use my first DIY single layer hammy after...

    I still use my first DIY single layer hammy after 4+ years. I have tried several other gathered end and bridge hammocks and like them all.

    If I were to buy a hammock, it would be a Papa and Mama...
  21. If you get a Dutch Hammock Free suspension...

    If you get a Dutch Hammock Free suspension system, most of this may no longer matter...

    Youtube video as proof of concept.
  22. Make the change, your back will thank you. I...

    Make the change, your back will thank you.

    I used pads and am glad I changed to UQ. If you really like cold camping, you can use a 0*F from Fall to Spring if you wish. It's like your bed, it won't...
  23. It's an easy test if someone wants to do it. You...

    It's an easy test if someone wants to do it. You don't even need to get mule tape or a strap for that matter.

    Step 1. Get a lot of rope, strap, whatever.
    Step 2. Go around an elevated bar or...
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    I would also add not to eat just before going...

    I would also add not to eat just before going into the hammock to sleep. Doing so is great to elevate the body temp to keep you from getting too cold, but, that also has another side effect that it...
  25. Yes. They are used to make it easier. That...

    Yes. They are used to make it easier.

    That said, not everyone thinks so. For some, added items make it harder(more components). Also, it depends on the temps using the items.

    If your looking...
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    Great looking spot to hang. Glad you still have...

    Great looking spot to hang. Glad you still have some cold, it's getting muggy down here.
  27. You got yourself an insulated hammock and you...

    You got yourself an insulated hammock and you want warmer weather? Oh no! You go out the first night and enjoy the downy goodness.
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    If your resourceful and have a large enough...

    If your resourceful and have a large enough campsite to find your items, check out mbiraman's One-Tree-Hang thread. This may help you on your way.

    If your wanting to carry items, go to youtube and...
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    Congratulations to you, Mike. And I do believe...

    Congratulations to you, Mike.

    And I do believe his miles have outpaced his posts. Mike is a great guy and full of hiking info, not just hammocks.

    I knew you when you were still a UL hiker....
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    Shug has a video record and video proof with a...

    Shug has a video record and video proof with a well documented use of hammocks at -40*F and a lot below zero.

    My personal low is 23*F, 63* warmer than Shug's low. Not bad for Florida and last...
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    I wouldn't mind the top hammock. Not because of...

    I wouldn't mind the top hammock. Not because of the cool factor, but, we would only have 1 tarp and I would get the best coverage. Also, I don't have to worry about the yellow "rain" :jj:
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    I love how it's on a slope. Great job. You...

    I love how it's on a slope. Great job.

    You could even drop it down enough to clear the UQ. Right side is chair height. Left side is you "side table" in perfect reach.
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    Great job on picking a really comfy...

    Great job on picking a really comfy hobby/lifestyle.

    At least you didn't pick Bovine Scat Fuel Engineer or Cat Burglar or Underwater Domino Run Builder, etc. as a hobby...

    The longer hammock...
  34. I wish I could make this special hang for you,...

    I wish I could make this special hang for you, Dave. Sorry I won't be able to attend with such a fine group of folks.

    Good luck on your travels and I hope your new home serves you well.
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    Go Fronkey Go!

    Go Fronkey Go!
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    Also, Paracord will drink in the water if it...

    Also, Paracord will drink in the water if it rains and retaining it, making anything it rests on wet also. Not good unless it's in a waterproof stuff sack and heavier when hiking.

    Zing-it and...
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    Great job on the pics. Looks like a lot of folks...

    Great job on the pics. Looks like a lot of folks having a great time in the piney woods.
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    The difference is for how you attach the Whoopie...

    The difference is for how you attach the Whoopie Sling to the hammock. The lead is from the eye to the bury.

    The more times you wrap the lead/eye around the hammock the longer the lead- 15" will...
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    Anyone that knows me knows that I like me some...

    Anyone that knows me knows that I like me some fire. That said, I agree with you that at bedtime, I don't want smoke smell. I change out into bed-only clothing as well and try to clean my face if...
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    Skins and stuff sack. The tarp is on top of my...

    Skins and stuff sack. The tarp is on top of my closed pack, under the lid and the sack is secured to the pack(like a removable pocket). Keeps the wet tarp from going into the pack and the skins make...
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    Bump and vote. Errr, vote and a nightly bump....

    Bump and vote.

    Errr, vote and a nightly bump.

    Geesh, sounds naughty no matter how it's said.

    I think Les has made a "hammock" out of bamboo many years ago. I'm not sure if was him or not,...
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    What gunner said. That's why I started with "Good...

    What gunner said. That's why I started with "Good find and score". It's very hard to find at WM so when you do, get it all. There are plenty of projects you can make.

    My Walmart's (plural for all...
  43. One mighty fine report. It's a good trip when...

    One mighty fine report.

    It's a good trip when you catch your supper and spend time with fine folk. Beautiful scenery included.

    I hope you had many other trips like this before you got to NY....
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    Good find and score. I couldn't tell you about...

    Good find and score.

    I couldn't tell you about Joann's quality and similarities to Walmart's, but, I have used my Walmart ripstop for more than 4 years on the same hammock.

    Have fun with your...
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    That's a good looking hammock. Now, you can spend...

    That's a good looking hammock. Now, you can spend more time thru the warm months in that skeeter free bed.
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    Nope. That was Bear Grylls. Les has always gone...

    Nope. That was Bear Grylls. Les has always gone on his own filming himself or taken 1 other partner(friend, son) as a 2 person self rescue.
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    I go on the webpage to vote again today and it...

    I go on the webpage to vote again today and it already is in red "Voted" from yesterday. How are you folks voting multiple times using the same computer, even if 1 per day?
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    If it helps, or it may not... ...At the...

    If it helps, or it may not...

    ...At the Florida Hang this year, Randy brought many types of hammocks. The one I fell in love with was the UL Darien.

    I use a 10.5' x 5' hammock and I'm 5'9"...
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    I love to see some great Florida trails. Good job...

    I love to see some great Florida trails. Good job on the reports and pics.

    I wish I could have been there with you all. Keep the pics and reports coming so I can be there vicariously thru them.
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    How have I missed this. I will vote shortly,...

    How have I missed this. I will vote shortly, after I watch the vids.....I'm counting on you Fronkey.... Don't let me down. Hehe.

    *Edit*

    OK. 11pm. I watched some of the vids and you should win...
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