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  1. Thanks for being a team player, Dutch. Proud of...

    Thanks for being a team player, Dutch. Proud of you, man.

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    I do the same, but mine is DIY from coroplast...

    I do the same, but mine is DIY from coroplast (corrugated plastic that yard signs are made from) which is very light and durable enough. I've been using these for years and never had a problem with...
  3. I like that. That is the same rigging I have on...

    I like that. That is the same rigging I have on my lineman's rope for climbing trees during deer season. Works very well in that application-- don't know why it wouldn't work for a guy- line. Thanks...
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    I've seen plenty of trees above 11,000 ft in...

    I've seen plenty of trees above 11,000 ft in Colorado.

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  5. Nice video, and an amazing trip. I know you said...

    Nice video, and an amazing trip. I know you said you'd never do it again but I suspect you're glad you did it. An adventure you won't forget, that's for sure. Thanks for bringing us along.

    How...
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    Willkommen! Part of my family tree comes from...

    Willkommen! Part of my family tree comes from Grindelwald-- what a beautiful place. I was blessed to visit that village years ago.

    I'm glad you found out about one of the most comfortable ways...
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    Excellent! [emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my...

    Excellent! [emoji106][emoji106]

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    Keep in mind that a Ridgeline doesn't make a...

    Keep in mind that a Ridgeline doesn't make a hammock more comfortable. It only ensures that you hang your hammock with the same sag every time. You can experiment with different amounts of sag until...
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    LOL! [emoji1787] Sent from my SM-G973U using...

    LOL! [emoji1787]

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    As far as I can, and upwind. Not only for the...

    As far as I can, and upwind.

    Not only for the embers but also to get away from the inevitable late- might campfire conversations which would otherwise keep me awake when I'm in a group.

    When...
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    Creative solution! Hope that works for you. I use...

    Creative solution! Hope that works for you. I use trekking poles for this application and have found that they need to be secured well. My solution is to use a dog bone but I double- back the loop to...
  12. One other consideration: plan to anchor whatever...

    One other consideration: plan to anchor whatever you get VERY well. Even a moderate breeze can make those go airborne. Like, FAA license- type airborne. Don't ask me how I...
  13. Not Whooper, but I agree. WAY better sleep in a...

    Not Whooper, but I agree. WAY better sleep in a hammock, and the more often I sleep there, the better it is. I also agree that it would be an interesting study.

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    Ok, I'll bite. Sent from my SM-G973U using...

    Ok, I'll bite.

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  15. I love these videos. Never fails that either I...

    I love these videos. Never fails that either I learn something new to try or at least get confirmation that I'm doing something right (or at least have the same ideas as others).

    Watched it last...
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    I have an old UGQ custom quilt with the cinch in...

    I have an old UGQ custom quilt with the cinch in the middle. There are times when it bothers me but as others said it's easy enough to tuck it in and forget about it.

    Really, I wouldn't have it...
  17. I try to enjoy those moments and spend a few...

    I try to enjoy those moments and spend a few minutes looking at the night- time woods.

    Another issue that may contribute to nocturnal trips is being cold. As your body restricts blood flow to...
  18. Fear of missing out. Loved this report and...

    Fear of missing out.
    Loved this report and can't wait to hear about future trips.
    FOMO, indeed.

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  19. Not going to be much help with the quilt thing,...

    Not going to be much help with the quilt thing, but as to your other question....

    Sleeping in a hammock makes me tend to get up more to water the trees as well. You and I are actually in a large...
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    I found that a longer hammock helped that issue...

    I found that a longer hammock helped that issue (and a few other issues) significantly. Also, the way the end is gathered can make a difference. I found I prefer to larks- head my continuous loop...
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    For me in a GE hammock, UQ rating is more of the...

    For me in a GE hammock, UQ rating is more of the issue. Lie in a hammock without one when it is cool or cold out and it becomes clear where you need the most insulation. There have been many times...
  22. Thread: Tarp Sale

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    FS: I'll take the JRB universal. Sent from my...

    I'll take the JRB universal.

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    I agree. It isn't worth the weight of the UQ for...

    I agree. It isn't worth the weight of the UQ for one night in a hammock, especially when the pad can pull double- duty.

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    Here's a photo of my HG Winter Palace. Hope that...

    Here's a photo of my HG Winter Palace. Hope that answers your question....
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    You should be sure to test the pad in the hammock...

    You should be sure to test the pad in the hammock without an underquilt. I've been doing this myself for the same reason-- so I have options without taking unnecessary gear.

    I'm using the Sea to...
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    MikekiM, thanks, you're correct. Corrected. ...

    MikekiM, thanks, you're correct.

    Corrected.

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    Looks good, meritlane. Glad you figured that out....

    Looks good, meritlane. Glad you figured that out.

    Regarding tendertoe's original idea to use hiking poles, I am still using this regularly, with my continuous Ridgeline under or over the tarp as...
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    Nice! I don't think 20 oz is too shabby for a...

    Nice! I don't think 20 oz is too shabby for a quilt like that. I might have to make one myself...8)

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    ST=Sycamore Trail CVII=Crescent Valley II, The...

    ST=Sycamore Trail
    CVII=Crescent Valley II, The site of the Fall Hoosier Hang.

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    I wind up one end of the CRL and stuff it in the...

    I wind up one end of the CRL and stuff it in the snake skin, then roll up the tarp from tie- outs to Ridgeline, pull on the snake skin, roll it up in an oblong shape about 14 inches long (rather than...
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    Come on fhqwgads, take it to the limit (the Cheat...

    Come on fhqwgads, take it to the limit (the Cheat is to the limit).

    Hehe.

    I'm looking forward to a solution. Let us know what you come up with.

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  32. Not those, but similar. I think those would work...

    Not those, but similar. I think those would work a lot better than mine. Mine have a hard plastic button in the middle, not grippy like the Tato clips, so unless I put the button inside a cut balloon...
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    FS: Paypal sent! Sent from my SM-G973U using...

    Paypal sent!

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    FS: I know. Working on it.... Sent from my...

    I know. Working on it....

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    FS: I'll take the Phoenix. I'll pm my contact info. ...

    I'll take the Phoenix. I'll pm my contact info.

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  36. Well, sometimes you don't have a choice about...

    Well, sometimes you don't have a choice about where you pitch and that's where it helps to have options. BTW, here's a link to an example of the removable tie- outs i was speaking about:...
  37. In my experience, it's best to have multiple...

    In my experience, it's best to have multiple options to deal with wind. I can't tell you how many times I've set up in one way due to wind, which then shifts, so I have to adjust on the fly. This is...
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    Glad those worked out for you. That seems like a...

    Glad those worked out for you. That seems like a very fast way to attach a line. I agree, though, that it is VERY handy at times to be able to adjust tie-outs from under the tarp. I have been out in...
  39. Until about 10 years ago I used the exact same...

    Until about 10 years ago I used the exact same system and angle for my backyard hang tests, except I used three 18-inch, 3- inch- wide stakes. Even then I had stakes backing out at times. Luckily I...
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    I think adjustability is very important,...

    I think adjustability is very important, especially when you are new to hammocks. Tweaking your hang to get the right comfort, height, angle, etc can make a huge difference and could cause someone to...
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    Would this work? ...

    Would this work? https://dutchwaregear.com/product/aluminum-toggle/


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    I agree with the suggestions. Jeff-oh's pic shows...

    I agree with the suggestions. Jeff-oh's pic shows it well. It shouldn't slide once you re- route the strap correctly but if it does you can reinforce it with a half- hitch tied with the loose end on...
  43. Hey, Sam. You might remember that years ago I...

    Hey, Sam. You might remember that years ago I ordered a Wilderness Logics Old Man Winter tarp in 13.5 ft length. I got it right after Keith got his. It fits my Ridge Runner perfectly with completely...
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    It's on my calendar... sounds like fun. Sent...

    It's on my calendar... sounds like fun.

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    I've never had more fun tossing a frisbee,...

    I've never had more fun tossing a frisbee, either....[emoji1]

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    Dutch, I'll never forget talking with...

    Dutch, I'll never forget talking with Angrysparrow and Hetaroi by the fire at Mt Rogers when you came over to show your new prototype of the Tarp Flyz. I was amazed at the ingenious simplicity then,...
  47. Looks like I'll miss it again this year. That...

    Looks like I'll miss it again this year. That weekend's already booked for me. You all have fun, and I hope the weather is better!

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    Hope you all had a good time. Yogi, the second...

    Hope you all had a good time. Yogi, the second weekend you mentioned is open for now. I do have to schedule a trip to see my mom around that time, though.

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    Just saw this, don't know why I missed it. Was...

    Just saw this, don't know why I missed it. Was already scheduled to work, anyway. Wish I could go, Yogi. Sounds like a great time. This is a such a busy time for hangs and other trips-- wish...
  50. Sounds like fun. It's on my calendar. Sent...

    Sounds like fun. It's on my calendar.

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