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    Draw

    I'm in

    Although I already have the wood stove...
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    Nice ange s biner, I love those. Mark

    Nice ange s biner, I love those.

    Mark
  3. Sorry, forgot to read again... Darn.

    Sorry, forgot to read again... Darn.
  4. Prisoner of gravity..... Where did you get that...

    Prisoner of gravity..... Where did you get that buckle from? How much does it weigh? What is its break strength?

    Ahem.. sorry got excited.... Please!!!

    Mark
  5. Yes, using the triglide as a toggle and not...

    Yes, using the triglide as a toggle and not having an easy adjustment elsewhere is a pain. There is no easy way to adjust, once you set it up, you would have to take the hammock off, unthread the...
  6. oops

    I now see that I forgot to understand your post when i read it. You are not using whoopies. But either way, you are good. I was hanging my BMBH just like that before I swaped out the suspension. ...
  7. yes

    short answer ---- YES!!!

    I use them in a similar manner, but in a different configuration.

    I use a UCR that is larks headed (?) directly onto a 5 foot strap (one end has a sewn loop) and a...
  8. I've personally never been convinced on the 5 to...

    I've personally never been convinced on the 5 to 1 ratio for hanging... sure it works, but when I took the hoisting and rigging course in school, it was 5 to 1 for material, and 10 to 1 for humans....
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the metolius biner...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the metolius biner is 25 grams (yes I know the argument is ridiculous, but facts are facts)... the camp nano 23 is the lightest biner there is at 23 grams (climbing rated...
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    Sorry I guess I meant 3 or 4 wrap prussik... was...

    Sorry I guess I meant 3 or 4 wrap prussik... was counting wrong.
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    Gotta do a six or eight turn prussik to get zing...

    Gotta do a six or eight turn prussik to get zing it to hold. You will love it when you get it to work.

    Mark
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    Just picked up 2 ange s biners by petzl. 28 grams...

    Just picked up 2 ange s biners by petzl. 28 grams and there is no catch on the gate like a traditional wire gate. A little expensive, but much easier to use than the camp nano 23. Not to mention a...
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    I've used a Neo air in a hennessy, kinda sucked....

    I've used a Neo air in a hennessy, kinda sucked. I did sleep, but it was difficult to keep under me... if you have a double you should be good. Recommend the large, the regular is a little narrow,...
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    Nice work smokehouse... I've been wanting one of...

    Nice work smokehouse... I've been wanting one of your shelters for a while now. This one looks like the piece to get. Normally I can't stand multicam, but that pattern looks nice.

    Really been...
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    I have a grey lock 3 as well, haven't had too...

    I have a grey lock 3 as well, haven't had too much trouble with it, although I did notice that it can tend to bunch up a bit, and shift sometimes as well.

    I just recently changed the suspension on...
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    Well, nobody is perfect... just kidding, Dutch,...

    Well, nobody is perfect... just kidding, Dutch, you have done much to better the hammocking world and your contributions are appreciated!

    Mark
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    I would wonder about that, the holes are pretty...

    I would wonder about that, the holes are pretty small in that thing, he must've used amsteel to test the 1000 pound break strength. I think the amsteel would hold no problems, you just want to make...
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    technical specs of amsteel

    I couldn't find anything on the forum about the recommended bend radius for amsteel.
    After a bit of digging, I came up with this paper from Samson:
    http://www.samsonrope.com/get.php?file=490
    In...
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    Oh and the reason I want to larks head the 2 dog...

    Oh and the reason I want to larks head the 2 dog bones to a buckle of some sort is that I found when I did it that way it held the ring vertical which made for a better drip point. Not sure if that...
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    Thanks gmcttr and dutch, I will have to finalize...

    Thanks gmcttr and dutch,
    I will have to finalize what I want and make sure I will be able to pay my bills before spending more on durchware.

    I am a big fan of dutchware. I have not used the flyz...
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    Sorry, was having trouble with the post. So,...

    Sorry, was having trouble with the post.

    So, you can larks head 2 dogbones onto a whoopie hook?

    I thought about doing it the other way too, I guess it doesn't matter, i just thought It would be...
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    I forgot about the dutch biner, how come it is...

    I forgot about the dutch biner, how come it is not posted on the dutchtone website somewhere? Or am I just blind? I know you can get them from jrb. I was going to use a regular biner, which I may...
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    bridge apex buckle clip?

    Hello everybody,

    I just made myself some new suspension for my hammock (ucr with straps attached), and was wondering if anybody knows of anything that I could put as the apex hardware on my bridge...
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    I used to use a hennessy ultra light... used to.....

    I used to use a hennessy ultra light... used to.. the 1.1 single BB is what is switched to. Go with the line strap suspension if you are super critical on the weight and compressability. The...
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    I would love to enter!!! Dutchware is awesome...

    I would love to enter!!! Dutchware is awesome stuff!!!!
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    What about dying some nylon and doing you're own...

    What about dying some nylon and doing you're own silicon impregnation (may have just made up a word)
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    Brandon fixed me up pretty well recently as well....

    Brandon fixed me up pretty well recently as well. I had ordered a net less ridge runner, which was unfortunately a hammock that slipped through the inspection process... had a small hole the size of...
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    I thought they might... I replaced my old...

    I thought they might... I replaced my old Hennessy with the blackbird, I used the tarp connectors as drip lines seeing as I never used them for the tarp.

    Thanks for the answer, Ive never had the...
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    Thanks Brandon

    Thank you Brandon for the new blackbird that I just received (the same day you released the video on the XLC... Oh well.) As well as the new big mamajamba. And thank you also for the great service on...
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    interesting stuff WV, my question would be about...

    interesting stuff WV, my question would be about socks in general, seeing as i sleep like a radiator, so i generally dont worry about using a sock. Also, i was worried about condensation, b/c i have...
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    yeah, my gear list is always unsatisfied... i DO...

    yeah, my gear list is always unsatisfied... i DO realize that i have more camping gear than the average gnome, but when you have a lot, you tend to want to upgrade/add... and i have to split my...
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    Would the new uq fit the bmbh?

    Would the new uq fit the bmbh?
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    what about a distal hitch? It is similar to a...

    what about a distal hitch? It is similar to a prusik but only holds when pulled in one direction, when pulled the other way it slides.
    gmcttr, did you use 7/64" for the line and for the knot? I may...
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    Sorry had to upload......

    Sorry had to upload...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/album.php?albumid=2569&pictureid=17753
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/album.php?albumid=2569&pictureid=17752
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    Here is a picture if this helps, just make an...

    Here is a picture if this helps, just make an overhand knot about 8 inches or so (depending on the size of loop you want) then feed the loose end back through the knot following through the overhand...
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    Oooo very nice reading, thanks oldgringo!!!!

    Oooo very nice reading, thanks oldgringo!!!!
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    While I agree with everyone that sewn loops are...

    While I agree with everyone that sewn loops are the way to go, I will say that a water knot may actually be stronger. I was thinking about this myself not long ago, and came up with a small loop at...
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    On another note... I also have a Neo air xtherm...

    On another note... I also have a Neo air xtherm that I have tried before, but did not like it in the hammock. It may be useful in extreme cold (for me, may be different for others) but I woke up in a...
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    uq with pad

    I have a bmbh, and I use a Neo air (original, regular size, 20" wide by 72" i believe) with it for superior comfort (sometimes without it), but found that it was tough to sleep on when it gets colder...
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    I have seen that video actually, this is where...

    I have seen that video actually, this is where the inspiration came from. I didn't have any of that tubing and was looking to experiment, so I left the rings on the corners of the hammock. The...
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    first weekend hang a success, but not really

    I was able to go out this weekend and hang with the new suspension in the wild. Worked well, didn't wake up on the ground with a broken back, but found some downsides to the suspension. Not sure...
  42. OK, maybe next time. Can't confirm if I can make...

    OK, maybe next time. Can't confirm if I can make it yet anyways.

    Thanks
    Mark
  43. I may be able to make this, I have a question for...

    I may be able to make this, I have a question for Bubba. What night ru thinking of attending, and would you want to carpool?, as I live about 10 minutes from you (hammock forums map)

    Assuming of...
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    So, I re-did my bridge whoopie suspension, made...

    So, I re-did my bridge whoopie suspension, made the gap at the apex smaller, and tested it to make sure it would hold, and now i will be taking it on a kayak trip this weekend in the muskokas...
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    Thanks for the help gmcttr. I was planning on...

    Thanks for the help gmcttr. I was planning on putting up pics exactly like that, very much appreciated. The only thing is switch the fixed/adjustable bury. The shorter bury is the adjustable one, and...
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    bridge whoopie suspension

    Hello everyone.

    I have an idea for a bridge hammock suspension and was wondering what everybody thinks of it.

    The idea is a whoopie sling that is made for each end of the hammock (obviously),...
  47. I have used this idea, as I have a regular neo...

    I have used this idea, as I have a regular neo air and an xtherm (both 20" wide the xtherm is tapered). As for shoulder squeeze, it works perfect for me... No shouder squeeze at all. I have found...
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    Personally, I can't wait to see all of the...

    Personally, I can't wait to see all of the different options he has come up with for different weight ranges/ultra light nuts (I am a nut). Was trying to order a package from him last year, but my...
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    I saw some pics of your heated shelter, and it...

    I saw some pics of your heated shelter, and it was inspiring to say the least. That one was totally awesome.
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    Hey smokehouse, nice work! I made a similar tarp...

    Hey smokehouse, nice work! I made a similar tarp prototype years ago that was very similar, and after testing, I wanted to make one wider with 2 custom hammocks (so that both users would face inward)...
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