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  1. Indeed, I'm not going to go and change out all of...

    Indeed, I'm not going to go and change out all of them now, but going forward when replacement is needed. In the long run it makes no practical difference for this application.

    But at least now...
  2. Thank you, and I stand corrected. I do hate to...

    Thank you, and I stand corrected. I do hate to pass along bad info. :blush:

    I made a pair per Triple Nickel demo and there's no doubt they are stronger and will hold even without burying the tag...
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    That's funny because I love those extra toasties...

    That's funny because I love those extra toasties and ate them for 3 days on the trail recently.



    I'm so paranoid about it now that when not using porch mode I quickly clove hitch them to my...
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    Just be careful with pole handles at the...

    Just be careful with pole handles at the ground... I've had critters chew them for the salt.
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    50' hank of 2mm Glowire...

    50' hank of 2mm Glowire is $13.50. However, if you use a 30' 1-piece ridge line, that leaves only 5' for each corner so you might consider getting 2 hanks if you want longer corner guys, which it's...
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    This really is the crux of it. I was hanging...

    This really is the crux of it.

    I was hanging the last 3 nights pretty far from a bail-out and it was cool and raining every night, with a lot of wind the last night. A hammock failure would've...
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    Great write-up, and the clean layout of the web...

    Great write-up, and the clean layout of the web pages is excellent. :cool:

    Cellphone camera? They've gotten so good these days that I can rarely justify carrying even a micro 4/3 camera.
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    This is key, pitching the tarp right down to the...

    This is key, pitching the tarp right down to the hammock's SRL. I've done multi-day trips with considerable rain and nastiness with a standard hex (no doors) and it can work ~adequately~ well when...
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    Could also use some reinforcing patches...

    Could also use some reinforcing patches on the DCF and add some Kam snaps.
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    You might try this tape...

    You might try this tape which is used to bond DCF to DCF. I've used it and it works great, although being double-sided it's a bit tricky to work with and you've gotta get it right the first time.
    ...
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    Might also make the eye loop with a simple...

    Might also make the eye loop with a simple overhand knot and bury the tail to keep it neater looking and prevent fraying.

    I like the spiffy look of a locked brummel as much as the next guy but for...
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    That was a good run. :) The Chameleon should...

    That was a good run. :)

    The Chameleon should last a good long time. I have the 11'x58" Hexon 1.6 with a solid top cover (asym) that is my serious winter go-to.
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    Good trip. A little adversity makes them...

    Good trip. A little adversity makes them memorable. But you don't want them to be too memorable! :laugh:

    For the shoes, I put them in a plastic grocery bag to avoid spiders and, even worse IMO,...
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    Great video, nice relaxing trip. :cool: Man...

    Great video, nice relaxing trip. :cool:

    Man that wind was howling. Surprised that turkey vulture didn't skeedaddle immediately.
  15. One thing to note is that the OP's reference is...

    One thing to note is that the OP's reference is sailing oriented, and in that situation I can appreciate how a continuous loop with full, doubled strength all the way around might be the norm. Not so...
  16. Well it's 'out there' so it is technically...

    Well it's 'out there' so it is technically 'known' I suppose. But it is definitely the most convoluted process I've seen yet.

    Hard to know without seeing the actual process if your variant is...
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    Wow, first I've heard of that! If/when you get...

    Wow, first I've heard of that! If/when you get 'em I'm looking forward to your impressions.
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    Also, for anyone who wants some darker, more...

    Also, for anyone who wants some darker, more stealthy Kevlar webbing, you can dye it with a Rit dye that gives it a more subdued color. I colored mine some time back and have used them a bunch and...
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    I'm not worried about neat and tidy, but the...

    I'm not worried about neat and tidy, but the 'roping' effect starts extending all the way up to the part that wraps around the tree. I tried flattening out just that part but after a while it takes a...
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    After trying a bunch of options I've settled on...

    After trying a bunch of options I've settled on Kevlar 3.3 ... I don't know why but they're pretty much impossible to find right now. You can set up an email alert with Dutchware to be notified when...
  21. In a pinch, you do whatever it takes. One of...

    In a pinch, you do whatever it takes.

    One of the trips where I used an air mat was at Baxter State Park where one night we had reservations for Pogy Pond, where you absolutely must sleep in the...
  22. If you know you'll be going to ground it is best...

    If you know you'll be going to ground it is best to carry a lightweight 3/4 (~48" length) air mat.

    I've had to do that a couple of times and it really annoys my UL sensibilities, but if the rest...
  23. Thread: Backpack Size

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    Yes, you can stuff quilts directly into the...

    Yes, you can stuff quilts directly into the bottom of the pack, which I've been doing for about 10 years now with no problems. You just have to make sure that the pack doesn't get wet when it rains...
  24. I like it and I immediately grasp the concept,...

    I like it and I immediately grasp the concept, which I think we discussed early on as coming from the crevasse rescue Z pulley. (Which, in turn, no doubt came from somewhere else where it was used...
  25. C'mon, how many knots replicate interesting hand...

    C'mon, how many knots replicate interesting hand gestures? :laugh:

    185225
  26. I've been using it for several years for my tarp...

    I've been using it for several years for my tarp guy lines, among other things. 185224

    With Glowire/Guywire it has never slipped so much as a micron.
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    Wasn't all that long ago you weren't saying such...

    Wasn't all that long ago you weren't saying such things. You've made significant progress! :cool:
  28. That's pretty handy! Ride-n-hang trip. If it's...

    That's pretty handy! Ride-n-hang trip. If it's like most other parks, if you can manage a mid-week trip you'll have it all, or almost all, to yourself.

    Easy for me to say being an ORG. :laugh:
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    Looks like a lot of fun! It appears the...

    Looks like a lot of fun!

    It appears the deciduous trees are starting to bloom. At what elevation was the first photo taken?
  30. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    I read somewhere long ago that roughly 15% of the...

    I read somewhere long ago that roughly 15% of the population are immune, and I'm guessing that I'm among that number because I've never had it despite being raised in the panhandle of FL and running...
  31. Thread: Tarp Level?

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    If expecting bad weather, pitching the tarp right...

    If expecting bad weather, pitching the tarp right down to the hammock SRL is the way to go for maximum coverage. With a semi-minimalist tarp such as 11' hex without doors, site selection and tarp...
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    Welcome, Will! Check out the Sub-24 Overnight...

    Welcome, Will!

    Check out the Sub-24 Overnight Harriman thread where we occasionally share info about recent trips and routes. Most of us who post there also have a fair amount of experience in the...
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    I do precisely that. No problem.

    I do precisely that. No problem.
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    FS: Payment received, shipping tomorrow morning. ...

    Payment received, shipping tomorrow morning.

    Closing and moving thread.
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    FS: It's yours. Sending PM with paypal info. Thank...

    It's yours. Sending PM with paypal info.

    Thank you.
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    Good to keep in mind when using marginally rated...

    Good to keep in mind when using marginally rated rigging.

    Recently I tested some light polyester webbing—3.3g/ft, which is coincidentally the same g/ft as the Kevlar I normally use—which has a...
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    FS: Emberlit titanium twig stove

    This is the original, before the Mini (no longer made) and the FireAnt. Not a knock-off. Includes the original top cross-bars for smaller pots and the carrying case.

    It has been used a fair bit...
  38. ^^^^^^^^^Good explanation. :cool: Single-piece...

    ^^^^^^^^^Good explanation. :cool:

    Single-piece ridgeline and CRL aren't the same thing, although CRL is nearly always used to refer to any non-split ridgeline.
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    Sorry, my mistake. I thought DutchConch was...

    Sorry, my mistake. I thought DutchConch was seeking opinions.

    Having personally witnessed a Monolite failing catastrophically has clouded my judgement.
  40. Just had some tree guys on our condo property the...

    Just had some tree guys on our condo property the other day and they were using Petzl ascenders.

    I only used Prusiks one time in my life to actually climb up a rope—while doing a crevasse rescue...
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    In that case, perhaps consider something like MTN...

    In that case, perhaps consider something like MTN 1.2 .... I don't see the point in getting a hammock made with an ethereally light material and then doubling up.
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    Listen to gooless and get some Evo loops or tie a...

    Listen to gooless and get some Evo loops or tie a knot (slipped buntline hitch) or use a loop in the webbing, then center them. Tying off the side of tree trunks is a royal and unnecessary PITA, and...
  43. I'm a huge fan of this 'format.' Done many a...

    I'm a huge fan of this 'format.'

    Done many a quick pop into the woods to test things, and lucky to live close enough to make it to Lake Nawahunta in about 35 minutes, condo to campsite.

    Very...
  44. I agree about the sale question... never seen...

    I agree about the sale question... never seen them on sale as a package.

    However, that really is an excellent deal @$500 if you just want to 'dip a toe in the pool' to see if you like it. It's...
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    Ordered from SLD? You'll have it by Tuesday!...

    Ordered from SLD? You'll have it by Tuesday! Heck, maybe Monday... :laugh:

    EDIT: ... just saw the other thread you ordered from Dutch. Still pretty quick.
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    I'm jealous! :laugh: Glad you were able to get...

    I'm jealous! :laugh:

    Glad you were able to get out. Not supposed to be a bunch of rain. Enjoy!
  47. I was out on a trip with some tenting friends and...

    I was out on a trip with some tenting friends and there were some lightning storms passing during the evening into the wee hours. I spoke to him (my buddy, JimmyB) about it in the morning and we were...
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    Is this for your running pack setup, where volume...

    Is this for your running pack setup, where volume is really critical?

    If so, I'd get whatever color is available in Hexon 1.0. For a UL backpack of 40L or more I'd stick with Hexon 1.6, also...
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    Here's how I attach tarp to CRL. Just need a cord...

    Here's how I attach tarp to CRL. Just need a cord that is good for knots... not Zing-it, etc. (I'm sure some folks are getting tired of my ad nauseum repetition... I like 2mm Lawson Glowire and...
  50. Thread: Pack sizes?

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    No pack liner for the past 10 years and no...

    No pack liner for the past 10 years and no problems. DCF packs are pretty darn water resistant without any supplemental liner. Also, my rainwear of choice for heavy rain is a poncho, which makes an...
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