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    Understanding that they are not recommeded for...

    Understanding that they are not recommeded for this application, but is there a reason that the "double hammock whoopie hooks" that are currently available cannot be used as a speed hook, (if I...
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    is there a difference, other than how they are...

    is there a difference, other than how they are used, between "speed hooks" and the "double hammock whoopie hooks" ? I mean can't you use the first hole and throw the hitch around the back end of...
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    MidTnJohn - THANK YOU! for the detailed info,...

    MidTnJohn - THANK YOU! for the detailed info, that is super helpful buddy.
    I'll be trying to cut weight by going with a hiking pole (or dead limb) to replace the support pole, and using lighter...
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    Any recommendations on the actual finished...

    Any recommendations on the actual finished hammock size for this chair? I saw 38 x 38 on the frakenchair thread. I think I'm going to try to make one of these today.
  5. Thread: Frankenchair

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    Any updates on this type chair - I just saw the...

    Any updates on this type chair - I just saw the chair on fanatic outdoors, was wondering how to make a DIY, thought to myself, I wonder if the guys on HF...?
    Sure enough, you all have already been...
  6. I"m wondering if you could have someone like...

    I"m wondering if you could have someone like hammock gear use the down from your sleeping bag to stuff their quilt? I don't know how much that would save, like how much of the cost of the quilt does...
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    I had a supershelter for my HH. I admit I was...

    I had a supershelter for my HH. I admit I was surprised at how warm it was, but I found it changed the lay of the hammock, for me - it made it more restricted on the width, and I couldn't get as...
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    I agree 100%. Using the diamond tarp that comes...

    I agree 100%. Using the diamond tarp that comes with the HH, I've stayed amazingly dry through some humdinger storms by having the tarp on the ridgeline (down close to the hammock like nothermark is...
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    Well I'm just sick - hammocks and scissors don't...

    Well I'm just sick - hammocks and scissors don't mix! Just kidding, it went OK. I didn't do it the "right" way at the ends - afraid of messing up the ends so I just left a little "Frill" on each...
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    I tried to just "buy what I want" which is...

    I tried to just "buy what I want" which is essentially an Explorer Hyperlite, e-mailed HH, Tom said they've thought about it, but not this year, maybe in 2015.
    The Deep Jungle is a 2 layer with the...
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    double to single layer?

    I have a deep jungle xl, its a 2 layer and I used to use pads between the layers for insulation. But I've switched to underquilts now, so I don't need the double layer, and its sort of on the heavy...
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    Those look perfect! I'm going to go see if they...

    Those look perfect! I'm going to go see if they have those at my TrueValue. Thanks again.
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    Cool, 4", thanks. Yeah, thats the other thing,...

    Cool, 4", thanks. Yeah, thats the other thing, on the 4" hinge the wide side of the hinge has a hole in the center but on the narrow long leg 2 of the holes are offset from the centerline.

    I'd...
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    What size hinge?

    Hppyfngy - Maybe you said in another part of this thread, but I wasn't able to find it, can you (or anyone that knows), tell me what hinge you used? Was it a Stanley 4" Tee Hinge? Looking at them...
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    Thank you Yetee - I get it now regarding the PE...

    Thank you Yetee - I get it now regarding the PE sheeting with the spacing in between, makes much more sense. Sorry if I derailed the thread, but when I was young and dumb in the 70's I've slept on...
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    PE sheeting - this is basically visqueen were...

    PE sheeting - this is basically visqueen were talking about right? its essentially incompressible. And while it was what I used for years for a ground sheet (as recommended by colin fletcher) until...
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    I guess it just doesn't sound right to me - I...

    I guess it just doesn't sound right to me - I don't know about IX but I am very familiar with sleeping on PE sheeting. I'm almost certain that I'd be warmer on a 3/4" foam pad than I would on 4...
  18. See the 5th post in this thread, by Macentyre. ...

    See the 5th post in this thread, by Macentyre. So yes, it sounds like it is effectively a vapor barrier
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    OK, I admit it, I am now really confused on the R...

    OK, I admit it, I am now really confused on the R rating thing. I thought I understood it after reading Youngbloods posts on pads, but now I'm seeing really high R values for very thin material - in...
  20. Thanks Wolf - is the R value right? It seems...

    Thanks Wolf - is the R value right? It seems incredibly high - maybe I don't understand how the rating works, do you have to multiply by the thickness to get the total insulative value?
  21. Oh yeah, where do you buy this stuff at?

    Oh yeah, where do you buy this stuff at?
  22. Wow, I didn't realize the R value of this stuff...

    Wow, I didn't realize the R value of this stuff was so high. From cascadedesigns website, a z-rest has an R value of 2.2 and its 3/4" thick while the IX has an R value of 1.75 at 0.02" thick? Am I...
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    OK, double sorry for taking so long. Anyway,...

    OK, double sorry for taking so long. Anyway, here are a couple pics. The UCR is amsteel blue, the dark cord is the stock HH rope. I added a piece of shock cord to keep tension on the free end of...
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    Sorry for the delayed response, I've been out of...

    Sorry for the delayed response, I've been out of town. I'll put it up tomorrow and take some pics. So far its been working fine, no apparent slippage of the HH rope sheath on the core.
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    I'm curious, how did this turn out? And how do...

    I'm curious, how did this turn out? And how do you like the minicell? I've heard that it might not be very durable and wondering what you think?
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    Sticky: Amazing! I've been looking for this type info and...

    Amazing! I've been looking for this type info and stumbled on your post at the end of this thread. Thanks so much addlep8d! I had this "evazote is the best" thing in the back of my mind, but didn't...
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    2nd thoughts...I've been using this UCR over the...

    2nd thoughts...I've been using this UCR over the std. HH suspension rope (looks like spyderline?) which is a sheath/core type rope. It holds great, but lately I've started wondering about maybe I'm...
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    BillyBob, how did you attach the UQ, and is the...

    BillyBob, how did you attach the UQ, and is the WB climashield similar to the Yeti?
    I have a winter yeti from Brandon that I love with the Blackbird. (Before this I tried a quilt -Mt Washington,...
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    Ah...that makes sense about the label. Thanks...

    Ah...that makes sense about the label. Thanks for the tip.

    I guess I got used to the BB with the zipper on the left, I'll try it the other way and see if I like that better.
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    I agree ChrisH, DJ is the most comfy for me so...

    I agree ChrisH, DJ is the most comfy for me so far. My hammock evolution was: After several homemades, I got an UL explorer, super comfortable but I always had trouble adjusting an UQ, once you were...
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    BillyBob, when you are in your DJ, on your back,...

    BillyBob, when you are in your DJ, on your back, is the zipper on your left or right side?
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    Thanks Big Joe, everyone. You all have given me...

    Thanks Big Joe, everyone. You all have given me enough confidence to go for it. I think this weekend I'm gonna stop at Lowes and get the hardware like you have. I'll let you know if I end up...
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    Big Joe, if you don't mind my asking, what are...

    Big Joe, if you don't mind my asking, what are you using for anchors to suspend the hammock? Eye bolts in wall studs or ceiling joists? I want to hang indoors too, but there's no room for a stand...
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    Thats R value per thickness, but what about R...

    Thats R value per thickness, but what about R value per unit weight?

    It seems implied in several threads that evazote is the best r value per lb, is that right? Its probably here but I can't...
  35. Thread: New forum?

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    I am also very interested in this. I don't...

    I am also very interested in this. I don't really have room for a hammock stand in the house so I'm considering using walls or ceiling studs for support but I'm worried about how much load they will...
  36. I've been using the cut off tips of large...

    I've been using the cut off tips of large knitting needles from Walmart for the marlin spike for a couple years now. Not sure what size...they are about 3/8 to 1/2" in dia. Like someone else said,...
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    Tickled Pink!

    I finally got a chance to try it this evening. Like you suggested Grizz, I just used amsteel blue 1/8" which looked about the same size as the HH suspension cord (it looks like spyder line maybe?). ...
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    I recently got a HH DJ XL and I'm wondering if I...

    I recently got a HH DJ XL and I'm wondering if I couldn't just use an amsteel UCR over the stock HH suspension cord. Has anyone ever tried that? I mean the constrictor is just the outer rope so...
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    Was this the Wildcat Hollow trail near Burr Oak...

    Was this the Wildcat Hollow trail near Burr Oak SP?
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    Teton Crest Trail

    Has anyone hiked the Teton Crest Trail - if so can you hang at the designated camp sites? Any other suggestions regarding this trail?
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    Thanks for the trip advice Doctari - three guys...

    Thanks for the trip advice Doctari - three guys from work and I went there last weekend. 2 hanging, 2 in tents, but universal agreement - outstanding ! Thanks again.
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    RRG Recomendations

    Planning a trip to the RRG, and looking for any tips or recommendations. Probably a 2 night trip, the crew I'm going with is probably looking at only about 8 miles a day or so. Any advice on best...
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    I ordered 100' of AS blue from them recently - I...

    I ordered 100' of AS blue from them recently - I called them because the online program was calculating a huge shipping cost. The guy that answered said they wouldn't charge that much, they shipped...
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    Hobiecat, did you get the problem resolved? If...

    Hobiecat, did you get the problem resolved? If so, can you share what you changed on the rigging to fix the problem?

    I have a 1.7 double BB, and I'm trying to decided on whether I should get an...
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    Switched mine over last night. Super easy like...

    Switched mine over last night. Super easy like you guys said. Thanks to everyone for all the detailed descriptions / pictures which made it really simple.

    The whoopie slings helped me...
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    Grizz, you are the man - this exactly answers my...

    Grizz, you are the man - this exactly answers my question. I couldn't understand what the loop sticking out the end was - which had me pretty confused as to how it was tied. Those 3 pictures are...
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    AS - I want to do the same thing on my BB. I...

    AS - I want to do the same thing on my BB. I have the adjustable slings made but I'm wondering about the best way to attach to the hammock. Did you replace the amsteel that originally came on the...
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    Joinging the club

    Just got my 7th hammock yesterday, joining the swelling ranks of blackbird owners! 1.7 double. And I have a question for you all - on the shock cord for the tie outs, is the set up supposed to be...
  49. Thread: Go Yeti Go!

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    Who makes this Yeti UQ?

    Who makes this Yeti UQ?
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    The stuff thats in the middle, not the thin white...

    The stuff thats in the middle, not the thin white stuff on the outside, are you all saying that stuff in the middle will pass water vapor? And is it water and water vapor or just the vapor form that...
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