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  1. I suppose I should be glad this concern isn't a...

    I suppose I should be glad this concern isn't a figment of my imagination. Of course I won't sleep tonight after reading cabmanhang's post :)

    These folks like the smell of a camp fire - that's not...
  2. Are flying ashes from a camp fire really a problem?

    In the RoundTable sub-forum someone asked how one spends the time during the longer winter nights; i.e. it gets dark at 6 pm, etc. Someone mentioned tending the campfire and that triggered one of my...
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    I've used both. It doesn't seem to make much...

    I've used both. It doesn't seem to make much difference. I do like a little "give" on tarp connections. But surely there is already so much give it the setup, the extra flex at the panel pulls won't...
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    Ca-Ching! :) For youth of today who pay for...

    Ca-Ching! :)

    For youth of today who pay for things with their smart phones - that's the sound of something called a cash register. It was a box that the money you paid for something in a store....
  5. Two things. First, get in your sleeping bag first...

    Two things. First, get in your sleeping bag first (like standing up beside the hammock), then sit in the hammock, lay down and bring your legs in. If you try to get into your sleeping bag while in...
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    Though 13 is a larger number than 12, I'm...

    Though 13 is a larger number than 12, I'm guessing if you look at the weight difference between a 12ft and 13ft SuperFly, you'll find that little extra something you can handle. I find that often...
  7. I have all three (0/20/40) and the 20 degree is...

    I have all three (0/20/40) and the 20 degree is the most versatile. I very seldom "overheat" with down so I can use the warmer rated gear in a wide range - like using the 20 degree quits in the 40's....
  8. When you are only 5'5" - 5'6" partial length is...

    When you are only 5'5" - 5'6" partial length is "full" length :)
  9. If your strap stuff sack is bright orange and you...

    If your strap stuff sack is bright orange and you biner it to the straps at the tree, there is less chance you'd miss it on your "last pass" though camp. I left about $20.00 worth of hardware/straps...
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    I pretty much solved my friend's leg cramps by...

    I pretty much solved my friend's leg cramps by insisting she drink "real" electrolytes - not any phony "new age" marketing hype (including gatorade - I'm not saying gatorade is bad; I'm saying there...
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    I was going to suggest the 13 ft SuperFly but you...

    I was going to suggest the 13 ft SuperFly but you had specified 12 ft models. The idea is, you might be someplace were you are hanging your RR from trees. I like large tarps because I want more than...
  12. Thread: Type of pad

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    These days I find the cost of "air pads"...

    These days I find the cost of "air pads" outrageous. Over $100 for what is essentially and air mattress! And it seems the more expensive/gimmicky the less it would work for me. I'm thinking...
  13. >My 20 degree phoenix comes in a full 10oz...

    >My 20 degree phoenix comes in a full 10oz lighter!

    But is it as warm? One vendor's 20 degrees can be different from another's. Last night I put on my half to three quarter 0 degree UQ (matched...
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    Looks like the next step is adding pontoons to...

    Looks like the next step is adding pontoons to your kayak where you can mount the base of your Tensa. Then you won't even need a beach. :)
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    Most my tarps are 11 ft because that seems to be...

    Most my tarps are 11 ft because that seems to be standard size; though other sizes are available as options. I have a WL Old Man Winter 13 ft'er for my RR and will get a 13 SuperFly for another RR....
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    For my first summer I just put my older...

    For my first summer I just put my older therm-a-rest pad in my under quilt protector (UQP). That combination was enough to block the heat loss. Because I wasn't sure about the required trees, or even...
  17. I could be all wet here but recall that with...

    I could be all wet here but recall that with trees, the further apart the trees, the higher the suspension has to be in order to maintain the best angle. So longer poles could just make the setup...
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    On Jones Island some "looking for picnic baskets"...

    On Jones Island some "looking for picnic baskets" deer got tripped up on my guylines. Scheesh, the lines were reflective. The deer just needed to turn on their flashlights.
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    + on the suggestion to get some water ski tow...

    + on the suggestion to get some water ski tow rope if you are having difficulty with a technique. I bought as scrap (or paid full price at a Marine store) of or 1 inch 3 foot long piece of Amsteel....
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    Sticky: >what size should the straps be? (length-wise) ...

    >what size should the straps be? (length-wise)

    Depends on the trees where you intend to camp. In the PNW we have ...
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    7/64 is less expensive, certainly has enough max...

    7/64 is less expensive, certainly has enough max limit margin, more pliable, and smaller diameter (especially with the bury) so works with smaller hardware. It contributes to the goal of using the...
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    For supplies, I went to fabric/hobby stores like...

    For supplies, I went to fabric/hobby stores like Joanns and Michael's. I picked up some knitting needles - a packet of small ones for 2.2 mm and 1.74 mm work and a #5 needle for 7/64ths. A few other...
  23. The Nest will work. Photo below show it at Big...

    The Nest will work. Photo below show it at Big Meadow above Todd Lake in Bend Oregon. But just about any underquilt will work. It is easy to push it out of the way as you get in/out of the hammock.
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    It's okay to learn those lessons more than once...

    It's okay to learn those lessons more than once :) It takes effort to remind myself that I can walk to and sit at the great view area while my camp is in a more - out of the wind - sheltered area....
  25. Isn't there some law about posting pictures with...

    Isn't there some law about posting pictures with snow in them before November. Some of us want to keep the illusion of "endless summer". Then again, here in the high desert, for a few hours...
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    This isn't a direct answer to "What's the...

    This isn't a direct answer to "What's the lightest?" - but are you sure that's where you want to loose the weight. There's a thought that "lighter" means just the same as something heavier but less...
  27. The HH Hex tarp I had did not have panel pulls....

    The HH Hex tarp I had did not have panel pulls. So I'm not sure where you will attach the external poles in that case.

    The usual length of external pole is around 55 to 57 inches.

    I attach a...
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    The Superfly has an excellent resale record. I...

    The Superfly has an excellent resale record. I might sell one myself once the 13 ft'er arrives. So you can try out your 11 ft'er. As said, many have used it to their satisfaction. If you prefer full...
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    Karla "with a k": Now that's a flag! Nice Tensa...

    Karla "with a k": Now that's a flag! Nice Tensa stand too. Purple tarp. You're living the life. :)
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    It will definitely cover the hammock. But as...

    It will definitely cover the hammock. But as mentioned above, you won't be able to completely close the doors (that's why they made a 13 ft model that was out of stock during their Labor Day sale)....
  31. The primary prey of cougar is deer, not you. As a...

    The primary prey of cougar is deer, not you. As a trail guide once said, "if you spend enough time out here, you won't see a cougar but you can be sure they see you." This is not a "head in the sand"...
  32. Because I didn't see it mentioned before, in the...

    Because I didn't see it mentioned before, in the winter, with snow, I always have a snow shovel (the packing kind where the "shove" detaches from the shaft). One of my shovels has a snow saw in the...
  33. If you plan ahead, you can make a longer ridge...

    If you plan ahead, you can make a longer ridge line and put alpine loops at the appropriate fixed locations - I found it takes about 5 extra inches for a Alpine loop large enough to garth hitch the...
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    >It will be you DIY gateway drug LOL Actually...

    >It will be you DIY gateway drug LOL

    Actually I thought that was Amsteel. In fact, I'm thinking LFS Marine had to turn the list of those who bought their 600 ft spool into the DEA.
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    I usually pack all down. BUT once in BH days...

    I usually pack all down. BUT once in BH days (Before Hammock) I was on the north Beach of Vargas Island and this dew - not rain - came in. Everything - I mean EVERYTHING was wet. It still sort of...
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    View some sailing youtube videos where the boat...

    View some sailing youtube videos where the boat is under power. You may see the mainsail lashed to the boom with line that makes loops around it. Following that example, you can use the guy lines...
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    If you want to save weight on the bug net, you...

    If you want to save weight on the bug net, you can get a HUG. That net just covers your head/shoulders. It assumes your TQ and UQ or pad will keep the underside and from chest on down safe from...
  38. Thank you for the information. It may be "in the...

    Thank you for the information. It may be "in the eye of the beholder" but in their OnLine ordering, Lowes does specify 1 or 2 grade for their 2x2's (that are actually 1.5x1.5). They also have some...
  39. >I will second the suggestion of getting some of...

    >I will second the suggestion of getting some of Dutch's ridgeline quilt hooks. While not needed for a perfectly adjusted UQ, they are very helpful for us solo hangers who don't have the benefit of...
  40. > It is a great idea, but what I want to see is...

    > It is a great idea, but what I want to see is how you guys pull off that blood transfusion in wilderness camp!

    I think alcohol might be part of the process; maybe gravity.
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    Here I wrote this longish philosophy about...

    Here I wrote this longish philosophy about learning by error and making your own list along the way. Then I reread that you were an experienced camper so Delete and you were spared. Just take all...
  42. If you are in a winter and/or wet environment you...

    If you are in a winter and/or wet environment you might want to check the adhesives on your repair tapes. Some don't do so well when wet or when very cold.

    I like the hiking partner with the same...
  43. In my experience, the "pressure" treated wood has...

    In my experience, the "pressure" treated wood has small injection holes in it. The "treated" wood - non pressure treated - at Home Depot did not have those holes. But it was rounded and smooth and...
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    FS: How long are the straps? What is the name of the...

    How long are the straps? What is the name of the hardware (buckles)? Is that it; two buckles and two straps?
  45. Is pressure treated stronger than plain or is it just more weather proof?

    I was at HomeDepot checking out 8 ft 2x2's and saw they had plain and treated but not pressure treated (they have those at Lowe's down the street). I asked two guys in the wood section and neither...
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    Going for the single piece 13 ft'er from...

    Going for the single piece 13 ft'er from SimplyLightDesigns.

    PS: No 13 ft snakes were harmed in the process of this thread.
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    1) whoopie slings. The required distance overhead...

    1) whoopie slings. The required distance overhead for whoopie slings is why I stopped using them. That and dealing with adjustments in freezing rain. These days I use daisy chain but may switch over...
  48. For clarity, note that this tread is covering...

    For clarity, note that this tread is covering three items and it might be convenient to identify which is being commented upon. The three I see are 1) Tarp suspension 2) Hammock Suspension 3) Hammock...
  49. > I read somewhere that bury shrinkage is 20%,...

    > I read somewhere that bury shrinkage is 20%, and that's the rule of thumb I use, though I've never tested it to see if it's accurate.

    So 1 inch shrinkage for 5 inches of bury; I can work with...
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    Did a quick check on local Lowes. My 2x2x8ft...

    Did a quick check on local Lowes. My 2x2x8ft pressure treated would be 11 cents more, $3.88 for that smaller size 2x2. But I have two more options. They have 2x2x8ft that are 1.5x1.5x8ft. One item is...
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