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    Took me a bit to visualize it all (long day) but...

    Took me a bit to visualize it all (long day) but I think I got it lol. I went the opposite way: all my ground corners, and even the ridge line, have linelocs attached so the linelocs on the door...
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    I’m using the zpacks double hook apparatus ...

    I’m using the zpacks double hook apparatus

    https://zpacks.com/products/double-hook-apparatus-1

    Hooks are too small for the triangles on the superfly so I added small glowire loops to the...
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    +1 for Lawson. Shipping is included in their very...

    +1 for Lawson. Shipping is included in their very reasonable prices too. The 2.5mm has some stiffness and has excellent tangle resistance.
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    Thank you for the tip -- I went with the 2.5mm...

    Thank you for the tip -- I went with the 2.5mm Glowire and it did fine with high winds, rain, and freezing sleet with zero slippage and was still easy to adjust. I managed the entire setup with...
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    Insulation is the big ticket item, while hammocks...

    Insulation is the big ticket item, while hammocks are relatively cheap, or very vey cheap if you make your own. Plus many of us have more than one hammock. So cost and versatility are in favor of...
  6. Thread: Bandit Questions

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    Speaking of Nunatak, they seem to be an outlier...

    Speaking of Nunatak, they seem to be an outlier with fill weight? Their 5 degree 3D top quilt in a 74" has about 25 oz of 900 FP untreated down. Treated down is apparently a little heavier even....
  7. Thread: Bandit Questions

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    I’m still doing research but wouldn’t 1.5 oz be...

    I’m still doing research but wouldn’t 1.5 oz be within manufacturing tolerances? As for compression other threads had mentioned fabric thickness as being just as important, and bulk is important to...
  8. Thread: Bandit Questions

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    The difference between 800 and 950 on a zero...

    The difference between 800 and 950 on a zero degree quilt was only 1.5 oz. That was surprising. I’m looking pretty hard at UGQ myself — tensioning system looks useful for draft prevention. I also...
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    Mt. Chocorua in the White Mountains. This is a...

    Mt. Chocorua in the White Mountains. This is a very popular hike, but much less so in mid November. The trails on the west side of the mountain are further away from the trailhead and see very little...
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    I was using 1.75mm zing-it, so maybe that's...

    I was using 1.75mm zing-it, so maybe that's partly why I had trouble handling the line with gloves on? Are you using 2mm Lawson Glowire or 3mm?
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    I think this would work well except for when...

    I think this would work well except for when stakes couldn't be used. I would also want all lines to be attached to the tarp too.
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    Can you setup and take down without needing to...

    Can you setup and take down without needing to de-glove though? The problem for me with both the MSH and the mooring hitch is that I can't work those with gloves. The stake/deadman end is a problem...
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    Thank you for all the suggestions and tips. As...

    Thank you for all the suggestions and tips. As usual, too many choices! I'm just going to go with line loc 3 + loop and 2 mm cordage from z-packs. Going to snip off the D-rings and attach them...
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    Shug!!! Thank you for the link and all the...

    Shug!!! Thank you for the link and all the videos. I will check out that system for sure. It does seem like line locs are the way to go. BTW, I have no idea how you do anything at -40F. I grew up in...
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    Does a line loc tensioning system work well using...

    Does a line loc tensioning system work well using dead man anchors? The line locs on my REI tarp are integrated with buckles on the tie outs, else I'd tried to move them over. What I like most about...
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    Tarp tie outs for winter below freezing

    This thread ended with discussions for winter tarp tie outs,

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/147227-tarp-tie-outs


    but I wanted a thread specifically for winter tarp tie...
  17. Like I said to a friend recently: the wildlife...

    Like I said to a friend recently: the wildlife isn't going to bother you, and you're not going to do anything stupid, so what could be more safe?

    Also, it helps to read the "creepy experiences...
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    I’ve been using a zero degree Wookie indoors for...

    I’ve been using a zero degree Wookie indoors for the past few weeks testing a DIY hammock and it hasn’t been too hot at all. There’s a thread where the advice was to go with zero degree if you could...
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    I’ve thought about uber/lyft and while they can...

    I’ve thought about uber/lyft and while they can get you to a remote trail head, what about pickup getting off the trail? What happens if no one shows and you more than likely have no cell? Even if...
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    I went out last weekend under geared with an REI...

    I went out last weekend under geared with an REI 30 F underquilt (I was trying to outfit two kids for cheap over the summer and it was on sale) and had an uncomfortable night when it dropped to high...
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    Beetle buckles have a lower weight limit than...

    Beetle buckles have a lower weight limit than Double Whoopie Hooks is that is a concern. I went with one set of Kevlar 8’ straps and one set of 5’ Kevlar huggers with whoopies and double hooks....
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    I just sewed my first two hammocks a week ago....

    I just sewed my first two hammocks a week ago. Super easy. Ordered 12' fabric blanks, thread, and 7/64 amsteel from Dutchware. The fabric measured out at 12'4 so I trimmed off 8". Hemmed the sides...
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    The length of the fixed loop, bury for the fixed...

    The length of the fixed loop, bury for the fixed loop, and bury for the adjustable loop determine the minimum length. So about 2”, 6” and 10” respectively for safe builds.
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    Thank you for the report! The AMC "best...

    Thank you for the report! The AMC "best backpacking in NE" says dispersed camping is allowed. Do you know if that info is still current? I was thinking of getting to the parking lot at 9p, hike with...
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    Hope to make a hang this fall. DAR looks great;...

    Hope to make a hang this fall. DAR looks great; we were just out in that general direction at Tully and spent a night at Royalston Falls. The kids had designated this weekend a chill weekend some...
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    Hello from Boston

    Hi everyone!

    Im a backpacking and hammocking mom of two boys, one of whom also likes to go out, and carries all of his gear even, at least towards the beginning of the trip. His pack magically...
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    I’m not ultra light either, but I’ve gotten to...

    I’m not ultra light either, but I’ve gotten to the point where I use everything I pack except for first-aid stuff and finish trips with almost no food. (Note I’m not remote on these trips so running...
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