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    I love this meyerstech blue polyester strap....

    I love this meyerstech blue polyester strap. Works with becket, buckles, and goes back flat with little fuss.

    Been using it since I found it, no issues so far. Best combination of various...
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    Best made plans! I setup with porch mode on...

    Best made plans!

    I setup with porch mode on one side with back and sides out. Wind completely shifted and picked up fast. I thought I was going to go airborne before the stakes gave way.
  3. I did this with a down blanket by just making a...

    I did this with a down blanket by just making a gathered end hammock out of it and hanging it right under my hammock and it worked fine. Of course, there is a fair bit of fiddling around to get it...
  4. FS: Captured! Thanks

    Captured! Thanks
  5. FS: Bottom entry net price reduced to $22 shipped.

    Bottom entry net price reduced to $22 shipped.
  6. FS: Added details on the net based on PM questions.

    Added details on the net based on PM questions.
  7. FS: Hammocks have been sold/shipped. The bottom...

    Hammocks have been sold/shipped.

    The bottom entry “fronkey” style bugnets are still available.
  8. FS: OneWind Netless has been sold.

    OneWind Netless has been sold.
  9. FS: Price bump on the OneWind

    Price bump on the OneWind
  10. FS: The beautiful Darien has been sold.

    The beautiful Darien has been sold.
  11. FS: Darien 11’ 1.2 MTN Wide in Purple Haze and a Netless Wide

    1) SOLD - Darien 11’ 1.2 MTN Wide in Purple Haze

    $XXX shipped Paypal. CONUS. I paid $165 for it a few months back.

    183848

    Like new, still has that crisp feeling to the fabric. Smoke free...
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    Incredibly beautiful shots - looked like an...

    Incredibly beautiful shots - looked like an inspiring trip! Thanks so much for sharing it. I admit that I fell into a 5 minute daydream pretending that I was swinging in my favorite hammock in that...
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    Can’t wait to get on the other side of Covid,...

    Can’t wait to get on the other side of Covid, seems like lots of folks here in the PNW.

    Love to do an easy-ish group trip somewhere in the spring.
  14. Thanks for the detailed report! I have a trail...

    Thanks for the detailed report! I have a trail winder myself and love it. I ordered a 40 degree down UQ for the same reasons you mention. I’m glad you shared your experience because those use...
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    I used to think about weight a lot and then I...

    I used to think about weight a lot and then I realized a few things.
    - my pack today is far lighter than when I used a tent
    - I rarely hike more than 9 miles per day. Mostly much less than that...
  16. I have them both ways and definitely understand...

    I have them both ways and definitely understand what you mean. The spliced just looks much cleaner, but I see no difference functionally. Items to make it so that it ‘twists’ in the direction of the...
  17. Trouble in Paradise! Hammock Fabric issue.

    Folks,

    I’ve got what looks like a problem here with my OG Hammock - Original Gangster first hammock that got me hooked on this amazing way of life! :)

    Is it a goner? This hammock has served...
  18. Thread: Back Therapy

    by Tpatter
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    So true! I almost cancelled my first 5 day...

    So true!

    I almost cancelled my first 5 day solo hammock camping trip due to back pain. So glad that I didn’t because by day 2 I felt like a million $ and came to realize that, at least for me,...
  19. Thread: Back Therapy

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    Seems fine, I didn’t notice any effect. I have...

    Seems fine, I didn’t notice any effect. I have my first cheap UQ that I use indoors. It’s well designed, but only has a rating of 50 or so. I think I paid $65 for it. It’s been a great quilt at...
  20. Thread: Back Therapy

    by Tpatter
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    Back Therapy

    Pulled something in my back yesterday doing things that I should know better than to try. Been using a heating pad.

    Today, I had an idea. I put a heated blanket between my indoor hammock and...
  21. Thanks for this! It’s been driving me mad having...

    Thanks for this! It’s been driving me mad having to upload images elsewhere before posting them due to the inside down issue.
  22. I got a decked out SLD Trail Lair with all the...

    I got a decked out SLD Trail Lair with all the trimmings. Special netting. I’ll post pictures once I get some good ones.
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    That’s a beauty!

    That’s a beauty!
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    I have a 40 degree HG down underquilt that I’ll...

    I have a 40 degree HG down underquilt that I’ll use year-round and a 20 degree synthetic UQ/Protector from Simply Light Designs that I use in wet or colder weather. The idea being that I use one,...
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    I don’t overthink it, I am making adjustments...

    I don’t overthink it, I am making adjustments here and there. Mostly, bringing less and less gear that I don’t use! :).

    The one constant and I can’t stress this enough is to make sure to put...
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    I’d think of it this way - you are working with a...

    I’d think of it this way - you are working with a top hammock from a top hammock maker trying all sorts of advice from (present company excluded) top hammockers.

    So, if it turns out that hammocks...
  27. You’re talking about my dream UQ/P setup. I...

    You’re talking about my dream UQ/P setup. I tried to talk SLD Jared into making the insulation on the asym trail winder snap on to the protector so that I could attach or stack different insulation...
  28. Thread: Down hoods

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    My down hood often takes me directly to a Happy...

    My down hood often takes me directly to a Happy Place!
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    Once I’m cold, forget it, I know that I’m not...

    Once I’m cold, forget it, I know that I’m not falling back to sleep. Better to get up, take a short walk, have a snack, or make a fire. I haven’t used those warmers in years, but used them...
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    I have a hexon and hyper 1.6. I really like them...

    I have a hexon and hyper 1.6. I really like them both, but would give the comfort edge to HyperD which seems less stiff to me. But, like I said, I like them both. Hexon is a bit more cloth like I’d...
  31. Thread: Tarp pull outs

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    I have shock cord loops on the tie outs and then...

    I have shock cord loops on the tie outs and then just loop those over each end of a trekking pole over the head end of the hammock. Makes a ton more space and less ropes to trip over. Can also use...
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    Nice gooless! One of my favorite coasts. ...

    Nice gooless! One of my favorite coasts.

    https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/e2/6e/Cw1tFIdz_t.jpeg
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    I was confused by having to seal my Superfly...

    I was confused by having to seal my Superfly until I got it.

    You only seal the pullouts - not the ridgeline of the tarp. If you never sealed the pullouts I don’t see how that could leave anyone...
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    Nothing to do with relative strengths, but I find...

    Nothing to do with relative strengths, but I find a thicker rope much easier to use.

    For example, once I tried a Dream Hammock with a thicker amsteel ridgeline, anything else seems sub par. ...
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    I don’t need much. In the summer I use an...

    I don’t need much. In the summer I use an inflatable pillow, but find that I prefer a wool glove under my neck in the winter.
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    Loved the video! So beautiful and especially how...

    Loved the video! So beautiful and especially how you gingerly walk to avoid the hanging branches avalanche! They always seem to dump the snow right down the back of your shirt!

    Watched it twice....
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    When I was a kid, we came back from a hike one...

    When I was a kid, we came back from a hike one time and the bear was eating our snacks still in the tent! My dad put us in the truck and we drove out of there. Always called that spot bear camp...
  38. Thread: Hammock Stand

    by Tpatter
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    Oh yeah, I get it! I ran the idea of an indoor...

    Oh yeah, I get it!

    I ran the idea of an indoor hammock by her and read that first few milliseconds of response (horror). She backed it up with, 'aren't hammocks for enjoying the outdoors and...
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    Interesting. I had assumed put this particular...

    Interesting. I had assumed put this particular synthetic UQ on the outside since it is also a protector shell made of argon 90. I have never experienced condensation on the inside of my UQs yet,...
  40. Thread: Hammock Stand

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    Question for you folks that have a tensa 4. ...

    Question for you folks that have a tensa 4.

    I’ve been struggling to hang inside when my back acts up. I have a setup in my indoor man cave area, but it’s far from ideal due to all the other...
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    Yeah, I am at a total loss to explain this -...

    Yeah, I am at a total loss to explain this - thats 26 degree F. I have the same UQ and have used it comfortably but so far only to 35. But stacking 2 should certainly have done it.

    I do love...
  42. Thread: Gear hammock.

    by Tpatter
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    I have one. Unless I am camping in the same spot...

    I have one. Unless I am camping in the same spot for a few days, I don’t use it. I find my pack hanging on the ridge line to be a great spot to keep stuff, although I do need to get out of the...
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    I’m very intrigued. I’ve been very happy with my...

    I’m very intrigued. I’ve been very happy with my asym winder. I need 2 40 degree UQs. I’ve got an incubator, figure I’ll get a 40 winder and see what I like best, combine them when needed which...
  44. Thread: Add Polyfill

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    I have an UQ that has snaps that allow me to snap...

    I have an UQ that has snaps that allow me to snap in a blanket for additional insulation.

    It works amazingly well. You could do something similar - just add snaps to your UQ and a camping...
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    I never understood the bugnet in the face...

    I never understood the bugnet in the face concerns. I have mostly wide hammocks and I’ve never, not one time, had this problem. I don’t ever use a tie out, just never saw a need.

    I prefer no...
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    When my Dad first retired I asked him about...

    When my Dad first retired I asked him about keeping busy. He said, I’m busier in retirement than I ever was at work, I just take my time!
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    You’ve got it.

    https://dreamhammock.com/faqs/lay-of-a-hammock/
  48. Good luck man! I have the opposite problem now....

    Good luck man! I have the opposite problem
    now. Am so accustomed to my hammock that I struggle to stay awake for long once I get in.

    My only advice is have you tried a wide hammock? I find...
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    Never tried either, but if you are super happy...

    Never tried either, but if you are super happy with the Raven and not looking to explore per-se, then I’d likely stick with DH and go for the Sparrow. I love the Darien that I have - of all the...
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    I got a 11’ Superfly recently - love it. I have...

    I got a 11’ Superfly recently - love it. I have another tarp with doors that is significantly heavier so I knew that I wanted doors. The nice thing about the doors is that you can just connect them...
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