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    Yes It's not just the edges that are kept taught,...

    Yes It's not just the edges that are kept taught, but also the center of the panels.
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    I'm 6'6" & not quite 300 pounds. 52-53 inch chest...

    I'm 6'6" & not quite 300 pounds. 52-53 inch chest & close to 70 around the shoulders. Never found a hammock that is completely free of the calf issue, but as stated above longer will help. I'm using...
  3. This would be a quick check gear list that I...

    This would be a quick check gear list that I threw together a while back. After a couple thousand miles in the backcountry it seems to be what works & all that's needed. Well that & experince....
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    To start an awareness that any three mistakes...

    To start an awareness that any three mistakes (regardless of size) will combine & result in your death (Yes one of them is being foolish enough to go)is the key to winter gear. Therefore Redundancy...
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    Could the old alpine trick of using a down bag...

    Could the old alpine trick of using a down bag inside a synthetic bag. Help to move the dew point past the down & help to fight the accumulation of sweat in this situation?
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    Sticky: The down sides I found about having the...

    The down sides I found about having the attachment points fixed, or at least the one's I've found so far are. 1) I've set my system up with a 50 foot line to start & have extensions for when needed,...
  7. Thread: Going to ground

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    Over the Years, many of those being 100-150...

    Over the Years, many of those being 100-150 nights in the back country. I've backpacked 1,000's of miles with a tent in the pack. Out side of monsoon season, or predicted blizzards. I can count the...
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    Back when I was truly active (100+ nights in the...

    Back when I was truly active (100+ nights in the backcountry, 1000+ miles per year) I would never have dared to take a down bag with me. Spent way to many nights shivering my tail off in a soaked...
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    A couple of the best videos I've seen on layering...

    A couple of the best videos I've seen on layering & equipment for alpine. Which should cover what most consider needed for winter treks.
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  10. Thread: Tree Distance

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    This is actually what brought me to the single...

    This is actually what brought me to the single line suspension. Lets me eliminate the tree's distance as a variable. Then the only problem is the further apart they get the more the line sags as a...
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    lol If my pack doesn't have them, THEN OF COURSE...

    lol If my pack doesn't have them, THEN OF COURSE IT'S CHEATING!!!

    Okay back to business. Now speaking of muck a lucks. One thing to pick up is a copy of "a snow walker's companion". Should be a...
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    Side mesh pockets :wavesfist: are cheating. My...

    Side mesh pockets :wavesfist: are cheating. My pack is from back in like the early 90's & I don't think they had even heard of mesh at that point. I like the idea of the turkey bag, I've always done...
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    Ducktape, I have to ask where you put the water &...

    Ducktape, I have to ask where you put the water & fuel bottles if not in the pack. I've been climbing/backpacking for years & will agree that there's never a good place to put either. But what else...
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    Lets see. Tip one would be, everything goes in...

    Lets see.
    Tip one would be, everything goes in the hammock with you. Get a bag & such for your boots so they don't make to much of a mess of things, but you need to keep them warm so you can put...
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    oh & the old stand by: Wrap 3 Pull 2...

    oh & the old stand by: Wrap 3 Pull 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPHytS3E0_E
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    First thought is to add a bed loft & then hang...

    First thought is to add a bed loft & then hang the hammock under it, so that you have both.
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    +1 to animated knots. would add munter hitch &...

    +1 to animated knots.

    would add munter hitch & double munter, though the double may be doubtful for most without a climbing background....
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    One thing to keep in mind is just how extreme the...

    One thing to keep in mind is just how extreme the situation has become this year. Most of the major counties have banned Public firework displays because of it.
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    Actually A dual bag/quilt system can be a great...

    Actually A dual bag/quilt system can be a great setup. Ideally the outer bag would be synthetic, with the inner one down. This moves the location of the dew point out away from the down allowing it...
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    Sticky: Actually I've found both constrictor & klemheist...

    Actually I've found both constrictor & klemheist to work quite well on sls.

    http://www.animatedknots.com/klemheist/klemheist.jpg

    my constrictor based sls with klemheist backups
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    at 6'6" & 270lb I'm running a Hammock bliss...

    at 6'6" & 270lb I'm running a Hammock bliss triple, without to many complaints. Sleeping in it around every other night. As far as things I would change. Bout the only thing I can think of would be...
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    Simplest quick fix would be to use a ridge line...

    Simplest quick fix would be to use a ridge line to help set things as "known" & then keep eliminating the other issues.
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    Sticky: First, a massive thank you to all who have posted...

    First, a massive thank you to all who have posted in this thread.

    After reading through the thread & spending far more time googling than I should admit to. I found a couple examples of...
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    I'll add the Hammock Bliss Triple as a good...

    I'll add the Hammock Bliss Triple as a good option. (8'2" x 9'10")
    I'm 6'6" & 270 maybe 280 pounds. I find myself using the full width & I'm starting to think that an extra 2 feet in length would be...
  25. Thanks RootCause, there times when its hard to...

    Thanks RootCause, there times when its hard to see through your own bias. Like almost everything else in this hobby. It does seem to come down to the personal experiences that you bring to a...
  26. Both will slip to a degree. But the clove should...

    Both will slip to a degree. But the clove should be the more secure of the two. Since the msh can flip. If I was belaying someone & wanted to tie them in, without taking them off belay. I would clove...
  27. Great thread guys, I do have a couple questions...

    Great thread guys, I do have a couple questions now after reading it.

    Why is the msh being used instead of a clove hitch to tie into a beiner. The clove hitch is just as easy to tie, while also...
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    spec sheet for amsteel. ...

    spec sheet for amsteel.

    http://www.samsonrope.com/index.cfm?rope=192
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    Another thing to throw in the mix. Is that the...

    Another thing to throw in the mix. Is that the combination of top & bottom insulation will have a huge impact on the overall performance. All sleeping bags are rated for a "set" temp, but only when...
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    Looks like I'm late to the party on this one....

    Looks like I'm late to the party on this one. But, if anyone is up for one in say jan/feb. I'm in. If so, should we start a new thread for mid winter, or keep this one going.
  31. WOW!!! Just after seeing the pics in the first...

    WOW!!!
    Just after seeing the pics in the first post I know that I'm going to have to build my own. Would ask to know about the placement & performance of the baffles. I would be nervous about the...
  32. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c6M9tFWxdJc/Tgu...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c6M9tFWxdJc/TguJzNC-tEI/AAAAAAAAD0g/989kJ9vH4kA/s800/20110626-P6260075-XL.jpg

    can't remember which thread its from but its here some where.
  33. Full Size Topo's for Rocky Mountain National Park & the Indian Peaks Wilderness

    This would be the map for one of my favorite routes,Breanard Lake up over Pawnee Pass & then around to Lone eagle peak. But I found the entire group for RMNP & the surrounding area. So maybe 16 maps...
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    as far as zirkel goes I would recomend ...

    as far as zirkel goes I would recomend

    Starting at the rainbow lake trail head, 3-3.5 miles in to rainbow lake. to make camp for the first night. then follow the rainbow lake trail up past slide...
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    I always figured that the difference in light...

    I always figured that the difference in light levels for out east including states as far west as Iowa. was a combanation of altitude, terrain, population, types of lighting, so on... I've been to...
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    Hanging for star gazing.

    I figure I'm not the only one who like to lay there & stair up, when I can't sleep. I found this the other day, thought I should share.

    http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/
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    As to the strength of the bipods. Could you...

    As to the strength of the bipods. Could you replace the pvc with carbon fiber poles. I know that this will bump the price, but having a truly portable rig is something I haven't seen so far.
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    ok so this is what I'm thinking of for the setup....

    ok so this is what I'm thinking of for the setup.

    first depends on the type of rope but basically sink it in on itself to form a loop on the first end. locked bremmel or eye splice, so on.
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    Thank You.

    Thank You.
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    If us bigger guys (6'6" @270) are looking into...

    If us bigger guys (6'6" @270) are looking into some of the monster type hammocks. (double nest, double deluxe, triple) At these sizes how do the wide & length effect each other. Like the eno is...
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    The idea of floppy sides doesn't seem so bad...

    The idea of floppy sides doesn't seem so bad since I like to wrap my self up in the extra fabric, almost using it as a sheet. That seem running down the middle & the issues with an underquilt not...
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    does any one have personal experiences with both...

    does any one have personal experiences with both the triple & the double deluxe. At 6'6" & 270 this would be for both my trekking hammock & the yard.
  43. What I was wondering. Was if there could be some...

    What I was wondering. Was if there could be some form of reenforcement placed at the entrance to the constrictor. Which would still allow it to function. But prevent it from eventually ripping.
  44. Alamosa, Thank you again for pointing this out to...

    Alamosa, Thank you again for pointing this out to me. I notice that many have pointed out the same concern about the entrance point to the constrictor as I had.

    The other thought I had was to use...
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    Again thank you. I tried searching for this topic...

    Again thank you. I tried searching for this topic over the last couple of weeks. But hadn't found what I was looking for.
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    Alamosa: Thank you. Thats exactly what I had in...

    Alamosa: Thank you. Thats exactly what I had in my head. My concern was in that there may have been a weakness introduced to the constrictor. Your experience with it Helps greatly.
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    As for lightest biner. The wild country helium...

    As for lightest biner. The wild country helium would be the go to off my rack, for light. But may be over kill. Still a noob so I apologize if I'm talking out of my @@@.
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    P.S.: Is there perhaps a method which I am...

    P.S.: Is there perhaps a method which I am overlooking.
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    Thank you for the reply Crackedup. I had read...

    Thank you for the reply Crackedup. I had read that one actually & actually liked the Idea. I'm just nervous about the knots weakening the suspension. My goal is to have a bombproof system, even if...
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    Which would be the Best way to attach to a single line suspension

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_jXcKvFXhXng/Tblft0nEHeI/AAAAAAAACH4/nmLH_O2V6NI/s800/single%20line%20hammock.png

    With the red line being the suspension & the green leading down to the hammock....
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