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    Yes you can use the Dutch RL and Bling on another...

    Yes you can use the Dutch RL and Bling on another tarp. I have one they are great. Unless you plan on learning to splice you'll need to purchase one pre-made anyway. His are IMO the best. You don't...
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    Great site. I don't think anyone else is making...

    Great site. I don't think anyone else is making hybrid insulation. Very nice niche.

    First off I never made it through the fourth page, so if any of these suggestions have already been posted,...
  3. Thread: Tecumseh trail

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    Jerry, the last I heard the "shuttle" was run...

    Jerry, the last I heard the "shuttle" was run through one of the car rentals out of Bloomington. I'll dig around a little and try to find a little more info.
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    I saw one set up at a hang. I'd echo most of the...

    I saw one set up at a hang. I'd echo most of the cons mentioned.

    Sure look cool. There are just many many better options out there. Anything purchased from one of our HF vendors will almost be...
  5. Dutch is a great choice. If you don't like the...

    Dutch is a great choice. If you don't like the feel of the hammock body, you can switch just it out, and sell it pretty easily, and simply try something else. The suspension will fit any of his...
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    It never ceases to simply amaze me. Someone,...

    It never ceases to simply amaze me.

    Someone, maybe more than one individual in actuality, are making six figures and possibly beyond, making the crucial decisions, necessary to bring such products...
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    Very short tarp for our applications. AHE's...

    Very short tarp for our applications.

    AHE's sale may be on going. The Toxaway is probably within a few bucks of those price points.
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    Wasted Whoopie. Unload first before you grab the...

    Wasted Whoopie. Unload first before you grab the sharps. The only way they work is if they won't slip under load.
  9. Knots and P-cord on hammock suspensions? One...

    Knots and P-cord on hammock suspensions?

    One weakens any cordage they are used on, and the other stretches and wicks water.

    Not sure I'd care for the way this is going...mostly down,,to the...
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    BIAS Buganator and NanoBuganator. Dutch Fronkey...

    BIAS Buganator and NanoBuganator. Dutch Fronkey Style. All have bottom closures that remain open to one extent or the other. Treat whatever net you decide upon with Permethrin and you will be good to...
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    Disposable, is probably the key word to this...

    Disposable, is probably the key word to this entire discussion.

    I scratch my head at the Polycro ground sheet folks too. I mean they still sleep down there :unsure:
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    I think you'll find the Polycro to be surprising....

    I think you'll find the Polycro to be surprising. It has some stretch to it, because of that it will be superior to the mylar which has little or no stretch to it.

    Grommets are usually...
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    Dutch has excellent price points right now. I'd...

    Dutch has excellent price points right now. I'd at least give him a call.

    BIAS is another. SLD or Simply Light Designs can fix you up, all for around the same price points and weights light enough...
  14. No down side. It's amazing the consideration...

    No down side.

    It's amazing the consideration put in to those throw away suspensions.

    In good construction practices one never sacrifices in the areas of base, footing, and foundation. Mistakes...
  15. Thread: Raccoons....

    by Rolloff
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    Oh my bad sorry for the bear hammock pic. I'll...

    Oh my bad sorry for the bear hammock pic.

    I'll start a dedicated Bear Hang thread next time.

    Carry on
  16. Thread: Why a Kilt?

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    I've only seen a few in the woods. Most wear a...

    I've only seen a few in the woods. Most wear a pair of bike or compression shorts underneath. Not sure whether it's comfort or concern for others, but I certainly appreciate that.

    I already hike...
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    I have a pair of those I was going to use to make...

    I have a pair of those I was going to use to make a packable hiking run to stick Cody on while in camp. He got to go Dutch instead and some of that snazzy Lawson Glowire.

    Not sure what that stuff...
  18. Thread: Raccoons....

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    That's probably the key. When we moved into our...

    That's probably the key. When we moved into our house the city didn't get around to dropping off our container for a couple weeks. I was battling coons, big ones, every night in a closed garage where...
  19. Thread: Raccoons....

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    Could always be worser ...

    Could always be worser

    http://neveryetmelted.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BearHammock.jpg
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    I've swung in the vortex of two tornadoes using...

    I've swung in the vortex of two tornadoes using Tato's pulls on an AHE Toxaway. It was in a deer camp and the guys sleeping in the camper were up all night, it was shaking so hard. I was the only one...
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    Pick up a set directly from Dutchware Gear. You...

    Pick up a set directly from Dutchware Gear. You have em in less than a week.

    And I've had mine for a couple years now. They got a boot up to $8.75

    Still way worth it. In nice weather they...
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    Broadside unless you really can't find a way to...

    Broadside unless you really can't find a way to anchor it. Half my family are from East Tx. Up here wind usually means weather, but down there it means wind, sand and more wind. Only turn your tarp...
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    Tox a Wut? I certainly like mine. Sometimes I...

    Tox a Wut?

    I certainly like mine. Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a door kit with it, and at even weaker moments consider a SF like everyone else, but the Tox fits my kit so well...
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    Tato Adjustable Tarp Pulls are my wind ticket....

    Tato Adjustable Tarp Pulls are my wind ticket. You can even put both on the side of the tarp taking the brunt of the beating if needed. Won't slip or damage fabric doing so. Only $7.50 USD a pair.
    ...
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    Just pillow talk here. I started out with the...

    Just pillow talk here.

    I started out with the standard clothes in a stuff sack from GD days, then quickly realized it called for a different color of pony. I won a very nice handmade camp pillow...
  26. Pematex Flowable Silicon from auto parts stores...

    Pematex Flowable Silicon from auto parts stores works very well.

    If in a hurry to dry, give it 24 then sprinkle a little talc powder or corn starch on the sealed seams. Both processes are not as...
  27. Thread: Browning hill

    by Rolloff
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    Indeed. Stuff happens there from time to time. ...

    Indeed. Stuff happens there from time to time.

    Wish I could see the video or hear more ;)
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    Weight and workmanship. Everything tends to run...

    Weight and workmanship. Everything tends to run from heavy to I wonder how they made it that heavy considering how short, and narrow they are already cut.

    All of the above, except sometimes even...
  29. Thanks for responding. Answers some questions....

    Thanks for responding. Answers some questions. One you are a fast learner. A lot of folks can spend 4 months just realizing how much info is actually on this site, let alone get a business up and...
  30. I also note that of all three donation levels...

    I also note that of all three donation levels offered.......none include the new state of the art fabric tensioner :sleep:

    Cool pic came from somerwhares I imagine. I do see the snazzy tuck and...
  31. Don't rotate! It would look neat around a...

    Don't rotate! It would look neat around a Portaledge :lol:
  32. Buy one and give it a review. Can't recommend...

    Buy one and give it a review.

    Can't recommend anything from just an ad. Everyone's product is New, Improved, Groundbreaking, and/or best, in their own ads, so, atm, you go Dutch, Dream, BIAS,...
  33. Thread: Raccoons....

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    gmcttr is right. We also due pretty well seining...

    gmcttr is right. We also due pretty well seining and gill netting for em too.

    They come in waves! :scared:
  34. I sleep the Freebird 7 nights a week. Good solid...

    I sleep the Freebird 7 nights a week. Good solid SL hammock. No extra bells or whistles.

    They sure sew the heck out of all the rest of their models, you'd think the Smurfs would spit these out...
  35. If uber UL and low cost, Polycro, or the plastic...

    If uber UL and low cost, Polycro, or the plastic window treatment material, used for sealing windows would be much better than the Mylar as a tarp or ground sheet IMO.

    A push on the price points...
  36. For the PCT you should want it all. Strength,...

    For the PCT you should want it all. Strength, Superior protection against the weather, Packability.

    You won't find all three via any discount method. Probably only CF currently fills that bill....
  37. Might depend a lot on the tarp. If it pitches...

    Might depend a lot on the tarp. If it pitches well and remains tight enough not to require adjustment through a normal night, then you're good to go.

    Some feel shock cord or surgical tubing...
  38. Thread: Woot

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    Whoa! A double RL to hang the net, and still no...

    Whoa! A double RL to hang the net, and still no SRL?

    Lots of room for the Mod inclined!

    Hard to beat the price points for sure. I'm thinking it might be pretty easy to drop more than the...
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    Enjoy the Dutch Treatment. All HF vendor's...

    Enjoy the Dutch Treatment. All HF vendor's customer service compared to the norm, goes well above and beyond.

    Dutch is the beyond
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    You can go a few different directions. Lash-it...

    You can go a few different directions. Lash-it Zing-it, any of the Spectra, Techline, Lawson Glowire, Speer NoTangle. You can even use cheaper multipurpose cordage, but I doubt you'll do that to CF....
  41. Yeah. It was probably 2 or 3 years before I...

    Yeah. It was probably 2 or 3 years before I considered cordage upgrades. The main reason to NOT use the hollow core Dyneemas, probably is so you don't get addicted to splicing and have to start...
  42. Tis true. Quality is never cheap. Even One's...

    Tis true. Quality is never cheap. Even One's opinions have at least that value.
  43. Some say the Mason line and such tangles, or...

    Some say the Mason line and such tangles, or picks up forest debris, compared to the "expensive stuff". I don't consider it much of a problem. Might depend on where you are. P-cord stretches and...
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    Welcome to HF. Just missed our Spring Hang in...

    Welcome to HF.

    Just missed our Spring Hang in The Deam, but we do it again in the Fall as an organized event, and as often as schedules allow in between the two dates.

    Don't overlook the KT...
  45. That stuff works too. I use it mainly for...

    That stuff works too. I use it mainly for prototypes and they usually end up in use much longer than intended, so not a bad place to start. I'm the same about hardware as you are with knots. With...
  46. Well actually there is. Lash-it and Zing-it are...

    Well actually there is. Lash-it and Zing-it are hollow core and can be spliced. Knots weaken ALL cordage,

    For RL purposes most use the above products. You end up with a lighter, stronger, cleaner...
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    Lean in hard on the clothing. Luke's UL will...

    Lean in hard on the clothing. Luke's UL will eventually get a sizeable order from me in the future. He's the only one in the mix atm
  48. I use a 40/20 TQ UQ set up, with the JRB Stealth....

    I use a 40/20 TQ UQ set up, with the JRB Stealth.

    I managed to bottom out around 16 degrees, wearing med base layers, socks, and a fleece hood. I sleep well at cool temps, but I wasn't cold a...
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    Well then we are all crazy it seems. Still...

    Well then we are all crazy it seems.

    Still good advice if one were to take it.

    Macaronishly non-noodled in Leveland
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    You won't find suitable cordages for our...

    You won't find suitable cordages for our applications through hardware store or conventional local sources, unless you happen to have a good marine store, and unless that's a Redden Marine, they...
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