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  1. AT thru hiker/hammocker/fugitive arrested by Feds at Trail Days

    I didn't notice the following story posted here yet. It's a good read if you haven't seen it.

    James Hammes (trail name 'Bismarck') was a well known and liked serial AT thru hiker who allegedly...
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    I'd recommend against trying to use the Gobi Gear...

    I'd recommend against trying to use the Gobi Gear Hoboroll for backpacking if compression and utility is important to you. See my comments on it in another thread here.
  3. I've got one. Pros: It looks nice and it is...

    I've got one.

    Pros:
    It looks nice and it is very light for what it is. It fits quite a lot of stuff inside as long as the items are small enough to fit in the compartments. A built in zippered...
  4. Thanks gunnar. Those were great resources. My...

    Thanks gunnar. Those were great resources. My stuff sack didn't turn out exactly as I expected, but I'll find a use for it just the same. I'm sure #2 will turn out much better.
  5. What Rolloff said, plus: Hammock Tarp Guy...

    What Rolloff said, plus:

    Hammock
    Tarp
    Guy lines and/or ridgeline for tarp
    Stakes for the guy lines
    Bottom insulation (Underquilt or pad)
    Top insulaton (Top quilt or sleeping bag)
  6. Wise words, though you'd still need to solve how...

    Wise words, though you'd still need to solve how to hang your tarp and/or use your hammock in bivvy mode.

    The HH stand is around 2.2lb. Guy line mods to actually make it usable might add a couple...
  7. The HH stand is probably the best option, but you...

    The HH stand is probably the best option, but you should have eyes wide open if you decide to go that route. The stand has a few major downsides.

    The first is that it doesn't provide a great...
  8. Zero chance. It's far from the bury and clearly...

    Zero chance. It's far from the bury and clearly sawed strands.
  9. So roomy! But until I have a personal Sherpa or...

    So roomy! But until I have a personal Sherpa or take shorter hikes I just can't justify carrying the extra set of poles.
  10. I tried vigorously dragging some masons line...

    I tried vigorously dragging some masons line around in the slot and holes of both hooks and couldn't abrade the line. Side to side, and up and down. That means nothing could be all that sharp in...
  11. I'm hanging on the single and the slot in the...

    I'm hanging on the single and the slot in the hook is thin enough I can't imagine the doubled loop would fit in there at all, or safely if it did.



    Thanks for the things to consider Dutch....
  12. New Whoopie Hooks are eating my continuous loops for breakfast

    I got my first order of double whoopie hooks in the mail a couple days ago. The previous suspension on my XLC was promptly switched out to continuous loops and I whipped up a couple new whoopie...
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    Whatever size you cut be sure to run it through...

    Whatever size you cut be sure to run it through several cycles in the laundry or you'll have one really noisy tarp.
  14. Agreed. Entirely subjective. I consider multiple...

    Agreed. Entirely subjective. I consider multiple ounces "significant". I'm not an UL guy or a thru hiker, but I do long enough hikes (2-4 weeks) to need to think and pack like a thru hiker. My base...
  15. I've always been jealous of the pole mod concept,...

    I've always been jealous of the pole mod concept, but not jealous enough to carry the significant extra weight that comes with dedicated poles.

    Just tested out this particular hiking pole mod and...
  16. Anyone experienced with using cuben fiber tape (CT-PSA-0.5 and CT-PSA-1.0)?

    I'm about to try my hand at whipping up a simple stuff sack or bishop bag with cuben fiber. I bought a half yard of cuben and some of the cuben tape Dutch sells (CT-PSA-0.5 and CT-PSA-1.0) and...
  17. I like the simple pole mod that makes use of...

    I like the simple pole mod that makes use of things I already carry. I'm going to try that one out with my hiking poles. Thank you!

    On the subject of the door tie-outs, you can save a little...
  18. Hey, cat-proof Fronkey bug nets are more relevant...

    Hey, cat-proof Fronkey bug nets are more relevant than ever. Didn't you see his PNT trip report from about six months ago?
  19. Noble Canyon is a highly regarded mountain bike...

    Noble Canyon is a highly regarded mountain bike trail, and anyone hiking there should definitely be aware that bikes will be present and ridden aggressively there. Because of the reputation of the...
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    IMO, the main benefit provided by hammock skins...

    IMO, the main benefit provided by hammock skins is allowing you a way to pack up your quilts with your hammock so breakdown and setup time is much faster. I'm pretty new to using underquilts, so just...
  21. I won't argue that long straps probably provide...

    I won't argue that long straps probably provide the most flexibility re: tree size and distance, but topic at hand is whoopies with Dutch whoopie hooks.

    By going with a whoopie hook haven't you...
  22. You know the sad thing is that I bought an 11'...

    You know the sad thing is that I bought an 11' NylonD hammock from you last week after ruminating about it for months, and I really debated with myself about asking you to make it a 10.5 for me so it...
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    Yes, as long as you understand how shear force...

    Yes, as long as you understand how shear force works and pitch your hammock at suitable and sane angles. If you go with a 30 degree hang and you don't jump into it 7/64 Amsteel's 1600 pound breaking...
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    Underneath somewhere we all have a kid still...

    Underneath somewhere we all have a kid still inside us. Who doesn't fondly remember the Chinese finger trap?

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    The fact that I am the master of that constrictive power and I can use it to...
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    Welcome aboard! Be sure to bring a sleeping pad...

    Welcome aboard! Be sure to bring a sleeping pad to the hang for use in your hammock. Bottom insulation is crucial under most conditions <70 degrees. A sleeping bag alone won't cut it.
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    Go XLC if you want the most comfort. I'm 6'0" and...

    Go XLC if you want the most comfort. I'm 6'0" and Brandon (the Warbonnet owner) counseled me to get the XLC due to my height. I did and I don't regret it. I haven't laid in a regular BB, but I...
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    Dutch, A couple observations on the storefront...

    Dutch,

    A couple observations on the storefront listing for these bad boys.

    1. It doesn't look like you can pick a pre-made double whoopie hook suspension from your whoopie hook suspension page....
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    The XLC guy lines don't pose any problem for my...

    The XLC guy lines don't pose any problem for my HG Incubator. They are entirely out of the way. The key is there is no good reason to insulate your shelf, and at least one or two bad reasons to try....
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    Sounds to me like you'll need to at least...

    Sounds to me like you'll need to at least temporarily compromise your physical comfort to appease her financial discomfort. Tell her your quilts are now hers, because you want her to be comfortable,...
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    OutandBack, My Incubator came with S-biners on...

    OutandBack,

    My Incubator came with S-biners on each end. I can't see in your photo what is different than a normal HG setup. The photo is a little on the small side so I might be missing the...
  31. I'd be curious if the arborist was making a...

    I'd be curious if the arborist was making a blanket statement "(All) hammock use damages the trees in the parks" versus the more nuanced "(Improper) hammock use damages the trees in the parks". From...
  32. There are clearly some advantages to being able...

    There are clearly some advantages to being able to string up and store a ridgeline on its own. Leaving your tarp skinned around it when you deploy it is not the same as having and hanging a separated...
  33. Perfect explanation, thank you! That makes a lot...

    Perfect explanation, thank you! That makes a lot of sense and once described it's very easy to visualize.

    A mobile attachment point (i.e. wasp, or flyz/stingerz on prusik), and putting the CRL...
  34. mrh_on, Thanks for clarifying the tree...

    mrh_on,

    Thanks for clarifying the tree distance thing. Now I understand exactly what you mean.

    A couple of us covered some of the potential benefits of having your CRL separate and outside your...
  35. Not sure I'm following you here or why trees...

    Not sure I'm following you here or why trees close together would matter.

    I've been using the term Y to mean the shape formed at the tarp connection point where the tail of the CRL rejoins its...
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    Trying that is a sure fire way to give your wife...

    Trying that is a sure fire way to give your wife a bad first impression of the comfort of hammock camping.

    My 2 cents.
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    I'm not entirely visually following what...

    I'm not entirely visually following what positions you and the quilt were in through the night, but it's clear neither was ideal.

    Assuming a normal head left/feet right lay for your XLC try the...
  38. Thanks for all the replies so far folks. I've...

    Thanks for all the replies so far folks. I've definitely learned a couple things.



    As mentioned in the OP I'm using Dutch flyz with each side ridgeline tie-out. As Paul noted, Brandon's video...
  39. Sounds like you got bad service this time around....

    Sounds like you got bad service this time around. He must be slipping. Usually it arrives before you've submitted the order.
  40. Sell me on why to use continuous tarp ridgeline

    I've got a SuperFly tarp and I can't quite make peace with my choice of suspension for it.

    From day one I've been using tarp flyz fed on to the split ring at each end of the tarp. Per Brandon's...
  41. My suspicion is that it might take two of those...

    My suspicion is that it might take two of those three things to really make the difference. I don't have any personal experience with an UQP yet, so I'm not the best person to prioritize the...
  42. Underquilt protector. Think of it as a hammock...

    Underquilt protector. Think of it as a hammock for your underquilt to protect it from splashing rain and wind.

    Campsite choice, direction of your hammock relative to the prevailing wind, and how...
  43. Well played sir, well played indeed.

    Well played sir, well played indeed.
  44. In absence of having suitable tarp coverage,...

    In absence of having suitable tarp coverage, wouldn't an UQP help with wind diversion?
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    Gorgeous bike! There are quite a few hammock...

    Gorgeous bike! There are quite a few hammock bikepackers on the forum, and if you pay to become a donating member you'll have access to the bikepacking subforum. It's not super active, but it's...
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    It's a good quilt, it holds its value, it makes a...

    It's a good quilt, it holds its value, it makes a good loaner, and it'll fit in your backpack. Your logic is sound.

    Just be sure to test it a bit before you rely on it. I got cold in the 40s the...
  47. This about sums up how the forum works. You'll...

    This about sums up how the forum works. You'll fit right in.

    I hope you enjoy the new gear. Don't feel bad if you have twice as many questions once it arrives.

    The search features of the forum...
  48. Woohoo! I've got a collectors item!

    Woohoo! I've got a collectors item!
  49. Yes, it was purchased with a suspension. My...

    Yes, it was purchased with a suspension. My second Dutch hammock was bought with no suspension, so I can't compare #1 with #2 where this is concerned.
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    Welcome aboard Iamrain22. My estimates were...

    Welcome aboard Iamrain22.

    My estimates were based on light weight and low volume items.

    A light weight quality silnylon tarp will cost closer to $100.
    A quality full size 20 degree down...
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