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    My whoopie ridgeline never slipped on me, but...

    My whoopie ridgeline never slipped on me, but like you once I found the sweet spot, I never moved it and just this year replaced it with a fixed version. If you're certain that 108 inches works for...
  2. Perfect start to October :boggle:

    Perfect start to October :boggle:
  3. +1 on this suggestion. Choose a fabric where...

    +1 on this suggestion. Choose a fabric where you've got some room at the top of the range. That is, if you're 200 lbs, don't expect a fabric with an upper limit of 200 to be the most comfortable...
  4. My experience is with the Super Shelter and an...

    My experience is with the Super Shelter and an Expedition, but essentially the same system. Definitely use the space blanket; even if it causes condensation it will be warmer than trying to use the...
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    I have the Jarbidge, too. If it were me, I'd add...

    I have the Jarbidge, too. If it were me, I'd add something like a closed cell foam pad to the hammocks, easy to do since they're bridge hammocks. The Jarbidge is good for me to 25 and I've gone...
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    It's tough to get lighter than the kevlar straps...

    It's tough to get lighter than the kevlar straps from Autumn Ultralight at 1.7 ounces for the pair, 12 feet long. I use a Beckett hitch. I'll put in a link to a photo below:
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  7. +1 on the Nama Claws suggestion. I really like...

    +1 on the Nama Claws suggestion. I really like the way they work and the ease of adjustment.
  8. I'll double down on the above advice. Definitely...

    I'll double down on the above advice. Definitely get the longer hammock. I'm 69 inches tall and find the regular Expedition somewhat cramped. The Explorer would have been better. The Hennessey...
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    Width is whatever the 1.1 fabric is minus the...

    Width is whatever the 1.1 fabric is minus the hem, so call it about 58 inches wide. Length is close to 48 inches, which is really too long. Hung with a good sag, it doesn't take up a lot of real...
  10. +1 on this suggestion. I've left my car there...

    +1 on this suggestion.

    I've left my car there a week in what they call long term parking. You'll need to pay the gate fee or parking fee or whatever it's called, hang the tag on the rearview...
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    If you want a slightly different take on a gear...

    If you want a slightly different take on a gear hammock I'll put some links below to some of my Instagram photos that show mine. It's DIY from 1.0 or 1.1 material purchased from Ripstop by the Roll,...
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    Everyone has already given such great advice, but...

    Everyone has already given such great advice, but I'll just toss out a couple of extra tidbits. My wife loves her Singer 4423 Heavy Duty, and it's what I use on the rare occasions I get up the...
  13. Before you try to cure the issue by throwing...

    Before you try to cure the issue by throwing money at it, maybe try some experimenting first. The specs on the Pinnacle 360 don't look too bad: 11 foot hammock with a 110 inch ridgeline. Though...
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    I've tried something similar but using a poncho...

    I've tried something similar but using a poncho liner rather than a fleece blanket. It's almost a toss-up, assuming you can get the fleece blanket to seal around the gaps similarly to the way a...
  15. Oh cool! I follow him on Instagram.

    Oh cool! I follow him on Instagram.
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    I sat and watched this one last night after...

    I sat and watched this one last night after supper and have to say how enjoyable it made my evening. You're really whetting my appetite for the outdoors. Good job, sir.
  17. 182216 182217 182218 Sort of a quick and...

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    Sort of a quick and dirty hang just for the photos. I hope this illustrates what I'm doing sufficiently. I agree that doing it like this does pull in on the dogbones...
  18. I use my Jarbidge on a bridge hammock, though not...

    I use my Jarbidge on a bridge hammock, though not a Ridgerunner. I'll set up and shoot a few pics and post here later to show you how I do it, but in the meantime I can tell you that I added four...
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    I've made a couple of hammocks without having...

    I've made a couple of hammocks without having much knowledge or skill, so you'll probably do fine. You asked for suggestions, so here's a couple:

    Check out forum member Jellyfish's videos. ...
  20. The one thing that would give me some pause would...

    The one thing that would give me some pause would be the width. I made an underquilt protector from calendared 1.0 ripstop that's 58 inches wide with the hem and made it about 9 feet long, which is...
  21. Hammock Gear has the Quest: ...

    Hammock Gear has the Quest: https://hammockgear.com/the-quest/

    Hennessy has their hex tarp in 70D silnylon for about $70-80 or so. It's heavier than the Quest. Both have about the same amount...
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    I've got the stock HHSS but not the over cover. ...

    I've got the stock HHSS but not the over cover. In my somewhat limited experience with the system, I'd suggest that you're going to need something to cover up with, not the over cover but at least a...
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    I've done both those things but have settled (I...

    I've done both those things but have settled (I think) on using a gear hammock I made. I'll link in some pictures that show it in action. You could hang the gear hammock elsewhere, but I like it on...
  24. Absolutely. I'll try linking in some photos I...

    Absolutely. I'll try linking in some photos I shot from a December trip there. These are on my Instagram page. There may be a few more near these if you scroll backwards or forwards datewise...
  25. The Hudson River is a terrific quilt. I got mine...

    The Hudson River is a terrific quilt. I got mine a few years ago used (from Peppy) and have come to really appreciate it. So far I've only ever used it in top quilt mode, but it's supposed to be...
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    Whoopie slings predate their use as hammock...

    Whoopie slings predate their use as hammock suspension, so maybe an arborist would know as they use both whoopie slings and loopie slings. Samson Rope and Marlow both sell them but neither web site...
  27. +1 on the Nama Claws suggestion. I used to use...

    +1 on the Nama Claws suggestion. I used to use zing-it prusik loops but the Nama Claws are such a great improvement that I've switched to them, probably permanently.
  28. It's actually been done long ago, certainly...

    It's actually been done long ago, certainly predating the commercial versions. Here's a link to Just Jeff's page where he made an insulated hammock and posted the instructions way back in 2006. I...
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    That's a Loop Alien. Check YouTube and search...

    That's a Loop Alien. Check YouTube and search that term and you should find the manufacturer's video instructions or check their website:

    https://loopalien.com/
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    +1 on both of these suggestions, especially...

    +1 on both of these suggestions, especially permethrin on clothing and hammock fabrics. You can spray it on or mix up a solution and soak your gear.
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    For my 160 or so pounds, it's a good fabric if...

    For my 160 or so pounds, it's a good fabric if what you're after is a lightweight hammock. The feel of it I'd describe as slick and plasticky when it's new. That's not necessarily bad, but it's not...
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    I recently (November) made myself a hammock from...

    I recently (November) made myself a hammock from RBTR's MTN 1.3 wide fabric. My prior go-to hammock was regular width and like you I wanted to see if wider was in any way better. I didn't try to...
  33. Cool. I bought a pair of kevlar straps from her...

    Cool. I bought a pair of kevlar straps from her a few months ago. Her workmanship is top notch.
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    +1 on the Mountain Laurel Designs suggestion. I...

    +1 on the Mountain Laurel Designs suggestion. I bought an 80-inch piece of their thinnest foam to play around with. It's really grippy stuff; you won't slide on it at all, which can be good or bad...
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    Love the picture. :)

    Love the picture. :)
  36. Only been there once with three other HF members...

    Only been there once with three other HF members who may chime in with more info if they read this. One recommendation would be to allow a good bit of time for checking in at the store or wherever...
  37. Thank you for the fun and congrats to...

    Thank you for the fun and congrats to PopcornFool. :)
  38. Thanks for the opportunity to say, "I'm in" for...

    Thanks for the opportunity to say, "I'm in" for my wife and son.
  39. I'm pretty sure I still have a pair of Hennesey...

    I'm pretty sure I still have a pair of Hennesey snakeskins, but I'm in Georgia so nowhere near where you're traveling. PM me if you want to see if we can work something out.
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    Don't know if it's as challenging as they make it...

    Don't know if it's as challenging as they make it seem, but here's a couple more videos by folks who have done it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idoqegvj0_g
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    After watching the Jellyfish video I'll link...

    After watching the Jellyfish video I'll link below, I just made mine without a pattern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdZIMKE7E2w&t=30s

    Since you're essentially making a small hammock that hangs...
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    Just listened to it last night and thought it was...

    Just listened to it last night and thought it was another good one. The audio quality was very good, by the way. Those two are an interesting duo with a somewhat niche product so I enjoyed the...
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    I made my UQP pretty close to full length. It's...

    I made my UQP pretty close to full length. It's roughly 100 inches long so that it more than covers both ends of my full length underquilt, though it doesn't fully reach the ends of the hammock...
  44. My wife has a Ridgerunner and I like it a lot...

    My wife has a Ridgerunner and I like it a lot based on half a dozen times I've used it, but I'm only 5'9" and about 160 pounds. I've also tried Just Bill's bridge hammocks, or one of them anyway,...
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    Assuming you're not interested in making your...

    Assuming you're not interested in making your own, I'll suggest my favorite: the Arrowhead Jarbidge. For $100 you can get either the 45 degree or the 25 degree version. It's not cheap, but it is...
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    The dogbone calculator looks pretty handy from my...

    The dogbone calculator looks pretty handy from my cursory look just now. I downloaded the original spreadsheet years ago and found it handy. I'm sure this update will be useful as well. Seems like...
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    Excellent points. She's far from lazy. Her...

    Excellent points. She's far from lazy. Her Warbonnet hammock video tells a good story; it's the story of what one newbie's experiences are trying to decide on a hammock purchase. She defined her...
  48. Leaving the tarp out of the equation for now,...

    Leaving the tarp out of the equation for now, here are a few more options:

    Hammockgear has zippered bugnet hammocks and a choice of suspension options for around $150 or so, depending on which...
  49. I just made my son a hammock and suspension and...

    I just made my son a hammock and suspension and had similar concerns. He's not a backpacker and weight of gear was not much of an issue. I chose to use 1.9 ripstop nylon for the hammock body and...
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    Jacks 'R Better may have what you need. For...

    Jacks 'R Better may have what you need. For instance, my Hudson River quilt is mostly used as a top quilt with a cinched footbox, but it can also function as an underquilt by adding their hanging...
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