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    It’s funny. As much as I want to embrace the...

    It’s funny. As much as I want to embrace the Bling hardware, real life experience reminds me that ease-of-use trumps new-and-shinny. For example, I have that little Dutch Hook on my 1.75mm tarp...
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    Sticky: lorazepam, that’s a great idea for trying whoopie...

    lorazepam, that’s a great idea for trying whoopie slings without fully committing to them. After I bought some Amsteel and spicing tools, I became a whoopie sling fool for a few weeks. But I soured...
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    Flasam, Welcome to the forum. A vendor 2QZQ used...

    Flasam, Welcome to the forum. A vendor 2QZQ used to do work on tarps, but they’ve been absorbed into DutchWare. Maybe they still do that custom work through DutchWare. Also, the vendor you bought the...
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    Sticky: ENO (Atlas) and Python straps are heavier and...

    ENO (Atlas) and Python straps are heavier and their loop spacing is wider than Dutch’s Spiders. But with a long distance hang, you have to attach higher to the tree. Some of us are height challenged....
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    >No, it just has to shift 90° so it's coming in...

    >No, it just has to shift 90° so it's coming in from the head or foot end.

    That’s why god (a.k.a. Warbonnet) invented doors :)

    Seriously though, some like red wine, some like white. I like the...
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    >I set up btwn two trees then expect for the wind...

    >I set up btwn two trees then expect for the wind to change just after dark

    Thats why god made reflective guyline.;)
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    I was expecting to see a pattern, then I realized...

    I was expecting to see a pattern, then I realized that deep foliage green is a color, not a camo pattern. Showing actual colors on a computer is really a challenge. Your eye sees one color, the...
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    Just a note that this thread is running parallel...

    Just a note that this thread is running parallel with one with the same topic in the General Hammock forum.
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    I’m unfamiliar with that hammock but your...

    I’m unfamiliar with that hammock but your question seems to be generic - do the trap straps connect to the tree above or below where the hammock straps connect. It’s all in the “It depends” category....
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    I believe the SpinDrift has had some evolution....

    I believe the SpinDrift has had some evolution. With the first one I bought - long ago with a RR of the same vintage - a zipper on each side was an (inexpensive) option. Having mini-D-rings on the...
  11. FS: How long is the mesh sleeve?

    How long is the mesh sleeve?
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    GmanSendIt, welcome to the forum. You won’t to...

    GmanSendIt, welcome to the forum. You won’t to wrong with the SuperFly. A couple of things to remember … You don’t have to seam seal the ridgeline but you to have to seal the four panel pulls....
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    I’m sure the community here can absorb a lot of...

    I’m sure the community here can absorb a lot of camping/gear talk.

    When kayaking, I have a folding “four leg” chair. If hiking, a simple tripod chair is light-ish, and straps easily to the side of...
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    Early on, 2QZQ had a breathable/non-breathable...

    Early on, 2QZQ had a breathable/non-breathable option. I tried the “waterproof” model and exchanged it for the breathable model the next day. That’s not to say it wouldn’t work - it would give...
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    I’m just under 5’6” and the ¾ is fine for me....

    I’m just under 5’6” and the ¾ is fine for me. More than fine. Because my legs, in a diagonal lie, don’t push the sides out like they would a full length UQ. If I hit the temperature right, the...
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    Seems to me, it’s not so much the poles as it is...

    Seems to me, it’s not so much the poles as it is the anchor. How many buried bodies did you have to tie the anchor line to :)

    I’ve tried those suspensions (Handy Hammock style) and, unlike the...
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    I understand - discussion keeps the momentum. I...

    I understand - discussion keeps the momentum. I have a ThunderFly and MiniFly. Both are great. I have hammocks with bug nets and without. If I know there won’t be mosquitoes, I’ll still take the HUG...
  18. I don’t wear cotton hiking/paddling - unless it’s...

    I don’t wear cotton hiking/paddling - unless it’s really, really warm and I”m wetting the clothing in streams for cooling. But I wear light cotton in my down quilts because with body oils and such,...
  19. Wendy, I have RidgeRunner and RSBTR DIY Kit...

    Wendy, I have RidgeRunner and RSBTR DIY Kit bridge hammocks. For strength, the kit uses narrow webbing along the sides and spreader loops. The original kit design used hardware (metal) for the...
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    Jindra, welcome to the forum. Perhaps reading...

    Jindra, welcome to the forum. Perhaps reading some posts here will encourage you to try a hammock. Forests and hammocks are pals.
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    What do they say in Texas, “That dog will hunt!”...

    What do they say in Texas, “That dog will hunt!” In the ground, with concrete, and ceiling joists … stronger than some trees, I’ll tell you what. :)
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    tifillingim, because you mentioned sitting more...

    tifillingim, because you mentioned sitting more gingerly when hanging from columns on your patio, I’m guessing/hoping you’ve watched “what can go wrong” YouTube videos and are aware of the risks....
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    Why is the minifly/thunderfly out of the running...

    Why is the minifly/thunderfly out of the running if you can take another tarp? What is it that makes them no bueno? If it’s cost, I understand. But if your trip is in July, it seems that gives you...
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    Iceman857. My experience is different I find the...

    Iceman857. My experience is different I find the GE hammock itself provides the necessary neck support/alignment and a pillow tips my head up at too much of an angle. In a GE, the (camp style) pillow...
  25. >If I trip on it, I'd rather break the line than...

    >If I trip on it, I'd rather break the line than tear the tarp.
    That’s one reason to have some bungee in the circuit - for a little give. I used to use split rings on the ridge line - sort of like...
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    Sea-to-Summit made a dry bag with a rubberized...

    Sea-to-Summit made a dry bag with a rubberized plug/seal near the bottom. You’d stuff in your compressible gear and roll the lid/squash the down down. Then push in the plug at the bottom. Hasn’t...
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    I started with a double layer - which I still...

    I started with a double layer - which I still have - but never had occasion, when camping, to use a pad. I’d try it out at home when I’d purposely put on a UQ too light for the temperatures. I’m 5’6”...
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    Sean McC, I’m sure you will enjoy that 950 fill...

    Sean McC, I’m sure you will enjoy that 950 fill every time you pack it up and carry it on your back. I’m in Oregon too so here is a mantra for you, “At least it isn’t Seattle. A least it isn’t...
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    Before you pull the trigger on that 950 fill, you...

    Before you pull the trigger on that 950 fill, you might want to search for some threads - maybe the UL sub-forum - on 850 vs 950. It’s all a compromise so if you are looking at 950 fill and “just...
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    Redrum, this is how Sea-To-Summit does it with...

    Redrum, this is how Sea-To-Summit does it with their dry bags. The cylinder and roll top of the bag is made of waterproof material. The end of the bag is made of eVent (a Gore-Tex competitor). These...
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    FS/FT: I’ll take the Hammock Gear 12' Mesh Snake Skin....

    I’ll take the Hammock Gear 12' Mesh Snake Skin.
    Will PM you for shipping/payment details.
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    I looked at the Yobo and I really wanted to like...

    I looked at the Yobo and I really wanted to like it. BUT - as with the Handy Hammock setup I sold - it relies on a solid anchor. And my major concern with any portable stand is the lack of sufficient...
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    A HammockGear TQ with the Wide option may be the...

    A HammockGear TQ with the Wide option may be the ticket for you. It’s design purpose is to give more width when used on the ground so it is less prone to Gapappearious. Remember, it’s all a...
  34. TravisRising, the RidgeRunner has a different...

    TravisRising, the RidgeRunner has a different feel, not an intrinsically better feel. Some people like the feel of the bridge more than a gathered end hammock so the RR feels better FOR THEM. If you...
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    It’s a little puzzling as a nighttime garment...

    It’s a little puzzling as a nighttime garment because you compress it by lying on it. A down hood still covers on the sides and under the chin. A light balaclava works for me. Just that close layer...
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    Tom-o, I now understand that the XLC is...

    Tom-o, I now understand that the XLC is reversible, so your only decision is which lay for the Wookie - if you go that route. But now you also are considering synthetic vs down. Decisions, decisions...
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    That’s sort of why I might prefer a revese lay -...

    That’s sort of why I might prefer a revese lay - head right - because I can guy out the BlackBird on that right side away from the entrance (guy line doesn’t get in the way) and that pulls the bugnet...
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    Is that WarBonnet’s Snow Day Camo? With the...

    Is that WarBonnet’s Snow Day Camo? With the doors, it looks like a SuperFly? Nice tarp/hammock combo.
  39. BillyBob58, thank you for your report. We’ve all...

    BillyBob58, thank you for your report. We’ve all heard that “Cotton Kills” but for me, that’s only if it gets wet. Otherwise,”Cotton gives comfort.” - especially in night clothes. Or in really...
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    tom-o, I think people seldom have an actual...

    tom-o, I think people seldom have an actual single layer, even with a single layer hammock. Because you also have a pad, or an UQ, or an underquilt protector. I could imagine that a person’s arms...
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    > My suggestion would be: get the XLC first and...

    > My suggestion would be: get the XLC first and improvise the insulation to find your preferred lay direction.

    But wait! Doesn’t the Wookie have to match the XLC? If so, then buying the XLC...
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    Daleneson, welcome to the forum. From the...

    Daleneson, welcome to the forum.

    From the getgo, I don’t know anything but the temperatures and humidity in Florida - except there is some. All my Florida experience comes from reading Travis...
  43. GW Sears, if you haven’t ordered yet, you might...

    GW Sears, if you haven’t ordered yet, you might want to add a coupler or two. They have more grab than just inserting the rail fence pole inside the matching piece and may allow for mating two poles...
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    Sticky: If these are the softer shell - rather than hard...

    If these are the softer shell - rather than hard plastic - bottles, they may not “leak” but you may need to pay more attention to tightening the cap. English is such a fun language. If I put water in...
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    ATPringles, when I first got my Hennessey, I saw the recommended knot and, having some experience with knots, and not being a young man (meaning I don’t have enough time left on this earth to tie and...
  46. > Worst is freezing rain, which can collapse even...

    > Worst is freezing rain, which can collapse even the sturdiest mountaineering tent …
    But maybe not an igloo :)
    The challenge is, building an igloo large enough so the hammock is suspended inside....
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    Boston Fan, if you are thinking of adding to it,...

    Boston Fan, if you are thinking of adding to it, you might consider something that looks like a Viking Shield to hang off the side of one of the ends. You know, just for looks. :)
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    Remember, you are protecting the quilt, not the...

    Remember, you are protecting the quilt, not the hammock. So you material size might be better determined by the quilt length rather than the hammock length.
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    I used two piece - switched over to one piece -...

    I used two piece - switched over to one piece - and am now considering two piece again. It is less fuss, with one skin, not two worry about the potential bubble in the middle. But there’s a lot of...
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    As I understand it, the standard lay is head...

    As I understand it, the standard lay is head left, feet right - correct? If so, and you order a reverse lay does that just change the foot area of the BB or XLT and put your head nearer the shelf. I...
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