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    You always find good things when your not looking...

    You always find good things when your not looking for them!
    Welcome to the madness from Florida.
    Banff / Lake Louise area has always been on my bucket list.
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    FOUND: That's a well regarded tarp and should protect...

    That's a well regarded tarp and should protect you well for many, many seasons!
  3. I don't like reflective cords. It just seems...

    I don't like reflective cords. It just seems unnatural. Any cord with some color is plenty visible to me. I guess I could understand it in a scout camp.
    ;)
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    I don't think I mentioned it in the video, but...

    I don't think I mentioned it in the video, but I'm 6'-1" at 200 pounds. Like BillyBob, I just don't seem to get any added benefit from a hammock wider then 54".
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    Welcome from South Florida!

    Welcome from South Florida!
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    Definitely time to kick it up a notch! Welcome...

    Definitely time to kick it up a notch!
    Welcome from South Florida.
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    I try to minimize weight and bulk, so it's...

    I try to minimize weight and bulk, so it's Dynaglide Whoopies and Kevlar tree strap connected with a Marlin spike. Sometimes I use titanium Dutch clips, sometimes ADutchable clip and sometimes just...
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida! You obviously have a very...

    Welcome from Florida!
    You obviously have a very smart daughter!
  11. Thread: Dobby fabric?

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    I'm getting very sleepy.... Zzzzzz

    I'm getting very sleepy.... Zzzzzz
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    This is totally a personal preference thing. The...

    This is totally a personal preference thing. The conventional netted hammock with attached zippered net does limit the hammock to one shape. Not necessarily a bad thing. (The exception being TTTG...
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    Sounds like an old school field trip! Lol

    Sounds like an old school field trip! Lol
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    Welcome from Florida! I've seen many pictures of...

    Welcome from Florida!
    I've seen many pictures of Croatia. It's a very beautiful country.
  15. My first DIY excursion was to sew a 15" wide...

    My first DIY excursion was to sew a 15" wide strip of mosquito netting around the bottom perimeter of my floorless MSR Hex3 tent. I remember it being a lot longer way around that tent than I first...
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    After reading this thread, I'm thinking we need...

    After reading this thread, I'm thinking we need to form a HammocksForums basketball team! :D
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    I have a TTTG Switchback Lighthiker also and it's...

    I have a TTTG Switchback Lighthiker also and it's an awesome hammock. I love the radical net design too. It likes to be strung a bit tighter then the usual 30° angle. It loses comfort quickly with a...
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    Yeah, the sooner you get it, the sooner you can...

    Yeah, the sooner you get it, the sooner you can start planning your next suspension!
    :eek:
  19. Before hemming: 55" wide, 138" down the...

    Before hemming: 55" wide, 138" down the centerline, 135" along the edges. The only curve is 3" deep in the foot end.

    Then, I cut two triangles with a base of 60" & height of 15" for a footbox on...
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    Oh no! Not another space age fabric that's better...

    Oh no! Not another space age fabric that's better than yesterday's space age fabric, but not quite as good as tomorrow's space age fabric....... I want some.
    :D
  21. Thread: Floppy Hex Fly

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    I'm not completely picturing this. Are you...

    I'm not completely picturing this. Are you attaching your tarp to your hammock suspension? If so, that's a source of trouble. It can be done, but it's a very tricky endeavor that, IMO will never be...
  22. Welcome from Florida! Camping hammocks have...

    Welcome from Florida!
    Camping hammocks have come a long way.
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    That's a REALLY good deal! I have one from the...

    That's a REALLY good deal!
    I have one from the original batch and keep it wet on my head in summertime. It's like an A/C unit. And it's so thin it fits under a sun hat as if it weren't there.
    ...
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    Unfortunately, in my fiddling, I haven't found...

    Unfortunately, in my fiddling, I haven't found any solution that works with Dynaglide. Since Dynaglide weighs half of what 7/64" Amsteel weighs, a double line Whoopie of Dynaglide weighs the same as...
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    Nothing wrong with that. Just pick the stronger...

    Nothing wrong with that. Just pick the stronger layer such that you would be comfortable using it as a single, but without any factor of safety. The second layer will provide the safety factor.
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    Structurally, there's definitely a difference....

    Structurally, there's definitely a difference. That doesn't mean the hammock is doomed to failure though. It's just inefficient from a total weight perspective, because the heavier fabric is going to...
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    Floridahanger nailed it. I'm on my 2nd 180' roll...

    Floridahanger nailed it. I'm on my 2nd 180' roll of Zing-it. When I bought the first roll, I thought it was going to be a lifetime supply! Lol
  29. Nice "tarp" setup, Joe! Check out WAWHIKER on...

    Nice "tarp" setup, Joe! Check out WAWHIKER on YouTube who has a Blackbird hammock and a titanium wood stove in his MSR, complete with chimney.

    I'm going to make it back to this hang one of these...
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    Welcome from South Florida. Myaaca, as well as...

    Welcome from South Florida. Myaaca, as well as all State Parks will require 2" wide straps for both the hammock and the tarp. (one reason I don't do State Parks). Otherwise, your good to go with the...
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    I've done it! Sat in my underquilt, that is. When...

    I've done it! Sat in my underquilt, that is. When coming back to the hammock from a 3:00 a.m. bathroom break and missed the hammock!
    :eek:
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    Welcome from Florida! Both of my parents were...

    Welcome from Florida! Both of my parents were from Raleigh.
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
  34. Thread: Ripstop vs silk

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    I'm glad to see someone quoting Bill. He could...

    I'm glad to see someone quoting Bill. He could make anything work. Bill Fornshell was my inspiration to get into ultralight hiking through DIY many moons ago.
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    And I just joined in this round also to get my...

    And I just joined in this round also to get my lovey wife one of these awesome hats. Hers is purple & white to go with the new ski suit I bought her last winter.

    I'm glad I don't have a dog...
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    All good advice above (I especially liked...

    All good advice above (I especially liked OCDave's). Of course the reason water came pouring in was the fact that your tree straps were touching the underside of the tarp, giving the rushing water...
  37. Thread: Ridgeline size

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    I use 1.2 mm tech line from www.diygearsupply.com...

    I use 1.2 mm tech line from www.diygearsupply.com which is even thinner than Zing-it with no apparent tree damage. I don't crank my ridgeline super tight, just taut. Once the edges are staked out,...
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    Fantastic group picture! Makes me miss everyone...

    Fantastic group picture!
    Makes me miss everyone :(
  39. Thread: Ripstop vs silk

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    Cotton is probably not a bad material for the...

    Cotton is probably not a bad material for the purposes of artful hammocks. And, I wouldn't worry about the weight, because I can't see an ultralight hiker setting up a tie-dye hammock in the...
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    I'm afraid I would have nightmares about being...

    I'm afraid I would have nightmares about being chopped up by giant scissors! I don't know why though. ;)
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    My Cuben HG standard with doors takes up...

    My Cuben HG standard with doors takes up significantly more room that 1.3 silnylon tarp, but of course weighs much less. It takes the same space as my Spinnaker tarp, while still weighing less.
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
  43. Thread: Sugru Drip Lip

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    Wow, that looks effective and looks cool too! :)

    Wow, that looks effective and looks cool too! :)
  44. Glad to hear she's OK now. She sounds like a real...

    Glad to hear she's OK now. She sounds like a real trooper.
  45. Thread: My first UQ!

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    Beautiful quilt! And with that color, you won't...

    Beautiful quilt! And with that color, you won't be apt to sit in the underquilt instead of the hammock! Don't ask.
  46. Thread: Ripstop vs silk

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    Years before I hammocked, a fellow ultralight...

    Years before I hammocked, a fellow ultralight hiker made a few hammocks using silk in his quest for weightlessness. They were certainly light, but they didn't last. And he was not a big guy at all.
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    I don't use a cord at all. On a windy day, a...

    I don't use a cord at all. On a windy day, a couple of rocks in the bottom will keep things in order.
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Dutch is on the trail for an extended hike. This...

    Dutch is on the trail for an extended hike. This is why you haven't gotten an email reply.

    Your listed setup sequence works quite well. As a personal preference, I reverse my Whoopie such that...
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