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    Chinook reduced

    now 25 shipped
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    SOLD: tarp for sale

    Campmor 9.5x8 coated nylon tarp weighs 25 oz. Used once. Look new. $25 shipped priority mail. SALE PENDING

    Chinook 12 x9.6 coated nylon tarp weighs 29oz never used $25 REDUCED shipped priority...
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    Bringing tent footprint discussion back

    I originally purchased a Campmor 9.5 x 8 coated nylon tarp for warmer weather and a car camping winter tarp - a Chinook 12' x 9.6' - bulky and relatively heavy.

    So I am evaluating a discontinued...
  4. Furnace Creek Campground Death Valley Tamarisk trees

    Headed to Sites 49-52 tent campground, Furnace Creek, Death Valley in February with scouts. These sites back up on to a tangle of Tamarisk. Anyone hung from a tamarisk in Death Valley?
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    Hammock sandwich

    I am going to try zip tying my double Grand Trunk and my double Ticket to the Moon together to hang as one with CCF insulation between the two hammocks.

    I will use my 2 person mylar blanket as a...
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    hated the ground

    Have been in scouting for years, got a hammock at 50- hung for first time in May 2010; it snowed and got to 32deg. Not ideal conditions but I was overwarm!!!! Now 51 I hung my second time at Joshua...
  7. two hammock sandwich

    I have wondered about zip tying my two double hammocks together with CCF pad inbetween.
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    bivy

    I just used bivy inside the Grand Trunk hammock on top of CCF pad at my Joshua Tree rock hang. I then negotiated getting in sleeping bag then inside bivy.

    I had an AMK 2 person mylar sheet under...
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    Scenarios for ultralight---

    Love this idea -my nylon tarps are heavy for backpack....but I also have a miltary bivy I have put in hammock in Joshua Tree. Only downside is hammock gets wet without a cover....
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    love for you to check out my new post..."Prefer not....

    See my new post with new lines
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    See my typo because one carabiner to two climbing...

    See my typo because one carabiner to two climbing nuts - did not turn out
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    Prefer not to sleep in helmet

    The rock climbing community who hangs has responded to my JT rock hang and got me thinking more clearly about rigging for safety.

    No pics yet.

    The proposed safety lines assume larks head...
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    New post coming

    Cams are superior and frightfully expensive. I would trust a Metolius cam anytime.

    I am composing a new post Attention Climbers. Watch for it.
    Tim
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    nut set

    Yes but they don't remove from crack as easily.
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    Cams

    REI tried to talk me out of nut and into cams. Cams are better hold if mechanism stays locked.
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    Gorgonio

    Have Harbor Freight Uglystraps at 12ft and Arrowhead Equipment Whoopies that are long - but raises good point - what if I tied a waterman's knot in a second set of uglystraps - strength loss?
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    OC hanger?

    Another Orange County CA hanger?? Enjoy Joshua Tree. Also recommend Coulter Flats Campground in Angeles Crest. Would go back to Cottonwood SE Joshua Tree with hammock now. Let you know about my...
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    Safety considerations

    Excellent points!!!

    I do not claim any expertise in either hammocking or suspensions.

    What I want to share with everyone is:

    1.to learn as much as you can about natural anchors- better than...
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    No tarp

    I used a military issue Gortex bivy. Tarp set up could have been done.

    Advantages to bivy - lighter than tarp, additional vapor barrier (oops VBL not VPL). Water resistant in rain. Bulky but less...
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    Too close to rocks?

    1. No rubbing - five inches away.

    2. Hammock covered by 2 person Emergency mylar sheet VPL. If it rubbed it would on the mylar.
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    please share on equalizing anchors

    Sent a PM but thought better of it - please share on equalizing anchors etc. This rock hang was only my 2nd hang ever. The other one was Angeles Crest behind Mt. Wilson. Lucky to have any trees after...
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    The boy scouts were messing with my phone in the...

    The boy scouts were messing with my phone in the Suburban on the trip back - I lost some pictures. Oh well.
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    Hanging from Rocks at Joshua Tree

    Just returned from BSA campout and wanted to share my experience with suspending my hammock from a rock wall. I slept 9.5 hours with nary a slip in suspension.

    I used Black Diamond climbing nuts...
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    Thanks. Tarp cord now.

    Thanks. Tarp cord now.
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    Fantastic ideas culled from forums

    I am a physician in southern California and an assistant scoutmaster. I have had two major back surgeries age 22 and 30. I have not enjoyed sleeping on the ground for the past twenty years. Philmont...
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    Grand Trunk 5mm cord

    Does anyone know the tensile strength of the 5mm cord of the Grand Trunk knotted huggers?
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    I really appreciate your remarks and photos on...

    I really appreciate your remarks and photos on the Chinook tarp and custom ridgeline. It is very helpful to know the cat cut dimensions like the actual ridge line 11'4".

    I have a double hammock by...
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