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    Prior to learning the stress put on the tree...

    Prior to learning the stress put on the tree strap when the strap is held to the center of the tree as opposed to keeping the strap off to the side to a straight line is formed from the hammock to...
  2. Sounds like she could have had it much worse,...

    Sounds like she could have had it much worse, glad she's doing OK.
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    Yes they do but not dispersed, all are located in...

    Yes they do but not dispersed, all are located in a single location near the toilet vaults, but the firewood is free, split, stacked and did I say free?!?!
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    Mitch seems like the guy that's least moved by...

    Mitch seems like the guy that's least moved by his circumstances to me, but his comments about the mold make me question his resolve a little. Lucas has less reasons to focus on family and breakdown...
  5. Warbonnet? :lol:

    Warbonnet? :lol:
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    Reckon Alan is tapping out anytime soon? ...

    Reckon Alan is tapping out anytime soon?

    Alan's Limpet Philosophy
    http://www.history.com/shows/alone/videos/alans-limpet-philosophy?m=5189719baf036&s=1&f=1&free=false
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    None available, Kings Mountain State & National...

    None available, Kings Mountain State & National have primitive sites along their shared loop.
  8. Simply Light Designs Streamliner 10' 1.6 fabric...

    Simply Light Designs Streamliner 10' 1.6 fabric is about 8 oz. you could go lighter on the fabric, bottom entry bugnet in nanoseeum custom made by Simply Light Designs 8 oz.. There you are less...
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    If I relate my procedure, it WILL be one I have...

    If I relate my procedure, it WILL be one I have developed for my personal experience. Since my proceedure is one I have developed and refined from personal experience it's the best I've got. I'm more...
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    It would seem that all of the contestants are...

    It would seem that all of the contestants are more bushcrafters who rely heavily upon firearms, I wouldn't solo on that island without a weapon, the claimed number of big cats would be a deal breaker...
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    I had a brief exchange with Dustin on bushcraft,...

    I had a brief exchange with Dustin on bushcraft, he stated that there was no scripting or talking points the contestants were instructed to cover during their videologues. Also Sam stated that the...
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    You can get all the reflectix you want for free...

    You can get all the reflectix you want for free at Petsmart. Just call and ask them when they receive their fish. They are shipped in huge reflectix bags. Sliver on one side and white on the other.
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    Odd ain't it? Joe's looked really big. What...

    Odd ain't it? Joe's looked really big. What rules???
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    You're probably right, at there are different...

    You're probably right, at there are different tarps. I wondered about the rules and everyone having to choose specific gear and how strict they were. After seeing Joe pack up his tarp it appeared...
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    Could be it. ;)

    Could be it. ;)
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    WTT: Interested in a hennessey monsoon?

    Interested in a hennessey monsoon?
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    Congrats on your latest DIY, sounds like great...

    Congrats on your latest DIY, sounds like great work. Next time I would reconsider what you ate for dinner.
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    Sounds like a great set up, if you are using...

    Sounds like a great set up, if you are using paracord for the tarp ridgeline and guys you may find you do not like the stretch of that cordage, zingint, lashit and lawsons are favorites and lawsons...
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    Great work, that type quilt really looks great!...

    Great work, that type quilt really looks great! Super work.
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    Good points regarding survival. The guy that...

    Good points regarding survival. The guy that tapped out 1st looked really defeated when he 1st got off the boat. It would be interesting to see the rules of the game and the list of items available....
  21. You should read about Cody Lundin's college...

    You should read about Cody Lundin's college experience, he lived in the woods thru college. Good luck with that, not sure you want to leave the tentstile up all of the time and equally unsure you'd...
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    Given that the show planted them in some of the...

    Given that the show planted them in some of the most densely predator populated areas and the goal is to sell advertising via a drama intense show it would seem that finding a spot with minimal...
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    Love my streamliner and very much appreciate the...

    Love my streamliner and very much appreciate the visibility it offers. Jared does do great work.
  24. At 5'11", I find 10' hammock to be the minimum...

    At 5'11", I find 10' hammock to be the minimum for comfort. It looks like you're headed in the right direction though. I still get out my old Miskito with the clews and find it is very comfortable. I...
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    Thanks for the weights!

    Thanks for the weights!
  26. Read the UN's Agenda 21, if that is fully enacted...

    Read the UN's Agenda 21, if that is fully enacted you may get your wish and worse.
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    Just read this thread, and missed where anyone...

    Just read this thread, and missed where anyone posted the weight of one of these, anyone weighed theirs and willing to share?

    Thanks,
    dw
  28. I always figured global warming would mean more...

    I always figured global warming would mean more warm weather, you know warming and all, seems like more food with longer growing seasons. Seems the bear is as confused as me at all this global...
  29. Good call, they are a gvt agency with many...

    Good call, they are a gvt agency with many mandates regarding record keeping, it would be interesting to see what else they have neatly categorized such as: when the last time a bear pulled someone...
  30. IK, Would you mind answering a couple of...

    IK, Would you mind answering a couple of questions, as I have been very interested in this particular hammock.

    1) You state that you measured the hammock whip loop to whip loop, in dutch's video...
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    Looks like a great group hang, hats off to all...

    Looks like a great group hang, hats off to all who put in the work to make it happen and to hotlips & kingsford for taking the lead.
  32. Thread: Epic Fail

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    You may want to check that the strap coming off...

    You may want to check that the strap coming off the tree forms a nearly straight line from the side of the tree to the hammock, the greater the deflection of that line by the loop the strap passes...
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    Yes, and they work well.

    Yes, and they work well.
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    Thanks glad it works for you. I think in that...

    Thanks glad it works for you. I think in that price range I'd be on the woobie/poncho liner at just over a pound, same price and seems to be rated warmer. For the mid to upper 60's and warmer I use a...
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    WOW, what temps do you use those for? They seem...

    WOW, what temps do you use those for? They seem to be about the same price as a poncho liner and a little heavier. Great price!
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    + 1 on the UQP, that in conjunction with a...

    + 1 on the UQP, that in conjunction with a treated fronkey style bugnet and you can skip treating your hammock IMO.
  37. What straps fails on you? I was thinking of using...

    What straps fails on you? I was thinking of using the infamous harbor freight yellow straps with these.
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    Is the weight correct? 3 POUNDS? Surely not...

    Is the weight correct? 3 POUNDS? Surely not...
  39. Pick your derating factor, it's your butt. ;) ...

    Pick your derating factor, it's your butt. ;)

    http://www.herculesslr.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/angleofchoke.jpg
  40. WB is correct, straight lines = less stress. It...

    WB is correct, straight lines = less stress. It seems best let the strap carry the hangers weight and keep the forces to a minimum on the loop be it sewn or knotted. It has been demonstrated that...
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    Thanks for sharing, great idea and...

    Thanks for sharing, great idea and implementation. I'm sure ideas and projects are percolating in all fortunate enough to catch this thread. Hope you have time to share more soon!
  42. The fronkey is very easy in and out. Never tried...

    The fronkey is very easy in and out. Never tried the Sock but it looks interesting although it appears to be a little more effort to get in & out.
  43. You are most welcome, all the best in your...

    You are most welcome, all the best in your innovations.
  44. I believe WV has posted his experiences with a...

    I believe WV has posted his experiences with a design similar to the EXPED.
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    +1 on leaving the bugnet on the hammock, for my...

    +1 on leaving the bugnet on the hammock, for my backpacking/camping hammocks I leave the bugnet on, underquilt on, and top quilt in and stuff those in a single stuff sack, a roll top dry bag in my...
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    Thanks for the comments regarding the bugnet. Do...

    Thanks for the comments regarding the bugnet. Do you believe the gap could be eliminated with an additional length of bugnet material?

    Did you find the knotty mod helpful or only aesthetic?
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    Sounds great, it's on my list, looks like hitting...

    Sounds great, it's on my list, looks like hitting the net and hammock ends with permethrin would be all that's needed. The 1.2 would take about 8 oz off my hammock/bugnet. I was concerned that the...
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    How does the half-wit bugnet work without using...

    How does the half-wit bugnet work without using the tie outs? I prefer a free moving hammock.
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    Got mine from redneck supply, err Tractor Supply...

    Got mine from redneck supply, err Tractor Supply as well. BTW, the stuff is lethal to cats.
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    Sure looks like a people hammock to me!

    Sure looks like a people hammock to me!
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