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    Thanks for the ideas guys! You have inspired me...

    Thanks for the ideas guys! You have inspired me to sew my own rather than buy. Ill start with the knotty version and see how I like it. Would be easy to change it to a modified fronk if I dont like...
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    Never seen that design. It fits what I am looking...

    Never seen that design. It fits what I am looking for! For the majority of my camps that would work great as its only the occasional skeeter or black fly. Only concern is that during the spring,...
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    In search of the perfect bug net...

    I currently have a wilderness logics bug net. It works fine, but is difficult to set up/take down. The zipper always seems to end up on the wrong side too. Makes me want to try a Fronky-style.
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    +1 At that temp, frost shouldnt form if you...

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    At that temp, frost shouldnt form if you were in the bag. Moisture will however. A tarp is usually enough to keep the dew (and frost) from forming for the most part.

    Anytime its cold,...
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    The kelty bag and cats meow will get you into the...

    The kelty bag and cats meow will get you into the 30's. How you hang the bags under you will have almost as much to do with warmth as the bag itself though.

    If you were to physically lay on the...
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    If your set on hammockgear, dont compromise with...

    If your set on hammockgear, dont compromise with an understuffed quilt. Have it custom made. A custom quilt will be lighter and warmer than an overstuffed 40 or understuffed 20.

    But if it were me,...
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    A synthetic bag when layed on looses about 1/2 of...

    A synthetic bag when layed on looses about 1/2 of its warmth in my experience. My 20 bag is only comfortable to about 40 when used alone for instance.

    No sewing needed if you don't want for an...
  8. Thread: Summer Quilts

    by chapinb
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    Cottage quilts like the wilderness logics are...

    Cottage quilts like the wilderness logics are made well and are generally about the best you can get for hammocking. But for my money, they are just to expensive for a summer quilt.
    If your in the...
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    Ill take the sea to summit bag and a diy stove....

    Ill take the sea to summit bag and a diy stove. Pm sent
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    Keep this in mind too. A quilt that only covers...

    Keep this in mind too. A quilt that only covers to your thighs and a quilt that covers to your ankles makes little difference if your a back sleeper in 3 season hanging. It's not your thighs or...
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    66 inch from leighlo. I'm 6'3 and it's shoulders...

    66 inch from leighlo. I'm 6'3 and it's shoulders to just above ankles.
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    If you guys are worried about a tarp that's too...

    If you guys are worried about a tarp that's too long, get the 12' for the coverage but also get additional Ridgeline tie outs 6 or 12 inches in from the ends. This makes your tarp a 11 or 10' tarp. ...
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    Another hammock added to my collection!

    Another hammock added to my collection!
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    Pic 3. The line that goes up (bury). Is that...

    Pic 3. The line that goes up (bury). Is that line connected to the fixed eye?
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    Sorry I'm not sure how to explain it further. If...

    Sorry I'm not sure how to explain it further. If you put a load on the brummel/fixed eye end and it tensions the line inside the bury, you whoopie is made backwards. If it loads the outside line...
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    When you load the brummel end, what line does it...

    When you load the brummel end, what line does it pull on? In bury line or the outter sheath around the bury?

    The bury line should only be loaded from the adjustable whoopie end. The brummel line...
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    Interesting. Still would like to see a video....

    Interesting. Still would like to see a video.
    Any plans on releasing a version of the tarsser without insulation for people who already have gear?
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    Ill take it. pm sent

    Ill take it. pm sent
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    O wow thats expensive... It would be the best...

    O wow thats expensive... It would be the best fort ever as a kid though! Would be the size of an entire tent for a kid.
    Im sure its well built and have all sorts of nifty features, being a clark...
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    Congrats on the Big Daddy, its a wonder piece of...

    Congrats on the Big Daddy, its a wonder piece of kit!
    30' of zingit. A dutch hook on one side. A figure-9 on a prussik for the other side. Tarp attached via small biners to prussiks.

    Paracord...
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    Don't be too upset if it's tight or not. The...

    Don't be too upset if it's tight or not. The point of a Ridgeline is to make the hammock lay the way you want it to. Depending on the hang, it may be very tight or not doing anything. Ideally it...
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    How my first (and favorite!) uq was made....

    How my first (and favorite!) uq was made. Nothing wrong with a functional cheap alternative!
    The old sleeping bag just cocoons around me so much better than my fancy down thingies.
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    On a related topic, does an uq for just the foot...

    On a related topic, does an uq for just the foot area exist? As mentioned above, a 24x30ish quilt that attaches to the main quilt and Ridgeline.
    Either for supplemental support to a full quilt or...
  24. Thread: $50 Question

    by chapinb
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    I like a full length for sub 50s, however I can...

    I like a full length for sub 50s, however I can get to 40 pretty easily with either my synthetic bag or a small foot pad.
    The bigger question is do you mind a foot pad or similar? I dislike them...
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    I've used one a few times. Right now I keep it...

    I've used one a few times. Right now I keep it only as a backup for when I don't bring my full net. It works, but takes some fiddling to get positioned correctly. It needs to be tied or clamped...
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    I've done it before, always over open water. ...

    I've done it before, always over open water. Problem is that I've usually needed Alot of suspension to get a good hang.
    35 feet up! I would love to be up there, but not sure I could fall asleep.
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    I've done it before, always over open water. ...

    I've done it before, always over open water. Problem is that I've usually needed Alot of suspension to get a good hang.
    35 feet up! I would love to be up there, but not sure I could fall asleep.
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    Get the double. The extra fabric is helpful, but...

    Get the double. The extra fabric is helpful, but when you lay in it, the fabric isn't in the way.
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    I sometimes use a soft shackle or biner to hang...

    I sometimes use a soft shackle or biner to hang it on the end of the hammock suspension.
    If I can put most of my gear on the ground IV also buy generic ir from the tarp Ridgeline but the pack needs...
  30. Thread: uq ?

    by chapinb
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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=speer+peapod+review

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=speer+peapod+review
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    On my 10' its about 2' from my head. On my 12'...

    On my 10' its about 2' from my head. On my 12' though it's often out of reach. The 12' hangs best with a lot of droop however.
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    Bump for a neat chair. I have the 2 legged...

    Bump for a neat chair.
    I have the 2 legged version, 6'3 175 and it's comfortable enough for me!
  33. Thread: Whip it???

    by chapinb
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    No need, however it adds a bit of protection and...

    No need, however it adds a bit of protection and helps the larkshead from sliding off by accident. It also keeps the ends gathered in he fashion you folded them if you happen to use a folding style...
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    Pm sent on bugnet!

    Pm sent on bugnet!
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    Wonderful idea! Look like it kinda belongs.

    For a tarp set up, as long as the tail end of the stand is lower, rig a ridgeline in the form of a triangle and drape the tarp over that. The steel tops...
  36. Thread: Tarp guy lines

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    Never thought of having the adjustable part near...

    Never thought of having the adjustable part near the tarp.

    I see a new project to fiddle with on my next trip.
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    What temps will you be in? Do not trust what the...

    What temps will you be in? Do not trust what the packaging says the bags will do. They probably will loft some but generally how its packed is what youll get as an end product.

    Either bag with a...
  38. Thread: Tarp guy lines

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    Bowline for the tarp. I also use an taught...

    Bowline for the tarp.

    I also use an taught line hitch sometimes for the ground side.

    I have 10' of guy lines at each end.
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    Hows the 30d nylon feel?

    Hows the 30d nylon feel?
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    +1 on Dritz loop turner. Way easier than wire or...

    +1 on Dritz loop turner. Way easier than wire or a fid. Now if only I could find one for 2.2mm stuff...

    That pictorial is pretty hard to follow, and I know what it wants to do.

    Best to find...
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    A 6'" long string of amsteel would give you about...

    A 6'" long string of amsteel would give you about a 1" loop. Need something longer, like 10-12" to start with.

    You do not need a lock with a continous loop. The locks prime function is to keep it...
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    For 7/64 amsteel 2" + 1" taper = 3" total....

    For 7/64 amsteel 2" + 1" taper = 3" total.
    Zing-it is roughly 2".

    These are reccomended as minimum for the bury. I generally go a little more just so they dont come apart while loose. Use less at...
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    The DriDucks™ Poncho is made from an ultra-light,...

    The DriDucks™ Poncho is made from an ultra-light, waterproof, breathable, nonwoven polypropylene fabric. The material is fragile.

    And how fragile are we talking? Vs ripstop?
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    Dry clean if they have a bad funk or are really...

    Dry clean if they have a bad funk or are really bad.

    For general cleaning, put in a washer with luke warm water, not alot of detergent. Hand wish it, dont let the washer do the agitation. Let soak...
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    Figure 8 - General knot Prusik / Larkshead -...

    Figure 8 - General knot
    Prusik / Larkshead - anything with continuous loop
    Bowline - Makes a loop at the end of the rope
    Alpine butterfly - loop in middle of a line
    Marlin spike hitch - Connect...
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    I do not want to use an insulated UQ, as its...

    I do not want to use an insulated UQ, as its usually over kill for what I need. Just some sort of wind blocker under my butt.

    The UQP from 2QZQ is roughly what Im looking for, but it would not be...
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    UQ wind blocker?

    This may be a silly idea, but it would be a great addition for my summer pack if effective.

    Above 45, Im generally warm unless there is wind. In that case I get a little cbs. I have this nasty...
  48. Ill take em. Pm your paypal

    Ill take em. Pm your paypal
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    Ill try some grip tape too. I may even have some...

    Ill try some grip tape too. I may even have some left over from a snowboard somewhere...
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    Iv tried simply useing a knot to the pole, it...

    Iv tried simply useing a knot to the pole, it wont stay well if its windy.
    Trail sticks arnt common enough to be used, and @ about 7 ounces for a pair of 6' poles, its an easy item to bring.

    I...
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