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  1. I'm curious, I guess, but I'll almost always have...

    I'm curious, I guess, but I'll almost always have a social and/or cooking fire regardless. It seems where I build a fire is always a considerable distance from my hammock, mostly because where I set...
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    Knot Confused and information overload

    A data point, take for what it's worth:

    I hung a hammock in my shed earlier this week. I was trying to get the angles right for a comfortable hang from fixed-height anchors, which temporarily...
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    You're on it!

    You're on it!
  4. I'm ready for this trip, with the exception of a...

    I'm ready for this trip, with the exception of a bit of food I still need to get. And because I'll be flying out there, I'll need to obtain stove fuel and bear spray--neither of which are allowed on...
  5. Florida checking in... I use 1" tree huggers, but...

    Florida checking in... I use 1" tree huggers, but I've never run into any issues with stringing a tarp directly to the trees. However, because I like to keep my options open, I leave a set of Dream...
  6. It's supposed to work fine (prusiks on straps),...

    It's supposed to work fine (prusiks on straps), but I've not done it. When I started working on a no-line suspension for my small asym tarp, I decided to switch from strap suspension to Amsteel...
  7. FS: In for Bundle #2. Thanks!

    In for Bundle #2. Thanks!
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    Kayaking trip without places to stop

    I've only canoed/kayaked a few rivers with spots it would work... but hanging from a single tree dangling over the water is a fantasy of mine.

    On the other hand, being dragged to the depths by the...
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    Hm... never considered that. I think I'd have to...

    Hm... never considered that. I think I'd have to try pretty hard to get my head and neck up beyond my pillow in the head end of my hammock. And then twist in a way that it would wrap my neck. And...
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    I use the HG pillow. The tether means never...

    I use the HG pillow. The tether means never having to chase my pillow down into the depths of my hammock/UQ. One loop with shock cord up to the gathered end is enough. I guess if I had two loops, the...
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    NO-LINE tarp suspension

    I can answer this part: my original Hennessy hammock had long Spectra lines connected at the gathered ends as hammock suspension. The tarp was designed to tie right to those lines with prusiks......
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    I went the long way around and ended up where you...

    I went the long way around and ended up where you are.

    I started with HH Snake Skins with the wires at the centers. Then tried a two-piece mesh. Then a one-piece silnylon. Finally, I got a...
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    Could you guys fill me in on this method? I have...

    Could you guys fill me in on this method? I have used the MyersTech all-in-one one tarp suspension... in fact, it was one motivator for me to start using whoopies instead of straps, as the prusiks...
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    Hammock light for comfort and safety

    Lawson GloWire tie outs, most certainly.

    For a hammock light, I have a ridgeline organizer and to one of the loops, tied "permanently," is one of these cheapo keychain LED lights:
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  15. Collapsahedron 覧 my collapsing version of the Tensahedron

    OK, I replaced the Amsteel on one of the apexes with what is essentially a locked brummel figure eight. I have diamond knots on my hammock CLs, so the small loop on each end will just slip over the...
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    It's a great time to buy with the sale going on!...

    It's a great time to buy with the sale going on! I have exactly the same setup for my son, but with no bugnet yet... since he's only camped while with me, I keep the Double Dutch bugnet packed with...
  17. Hiking partner with matching blood type?

    Hiking partner with matching blood type?
  18. That's a good idea, and free. I've got a heat gun...

    That's a good idea, and free. I've got a heat gun and bunch of PVC sitting around. I like the idea of molding a single piece around the hex aluminum pole and bending it rather than using my JB Welded...
  19. I'm not seeing any reference to its...

    I'm not seeing any reference to its waterproofness in the ad.
  20. I really don't have much more input, sorry. ...

    I really don't have much more input, sorry.

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  21. The standard Chameleon is 58. That info appears...

    The standard Chameleon is 58. That info appears in the Q&A section of the Chameleon product page.
  22. #1 can be answered on the website #2 is...

    #1 can be answered on the website
    #2 is subjective
    #3 might have been covered in the email, but I didn稚 notice and I deleted it accidentally
    #4 Chameleons and accessories. See website:
    ...
  23. Just got an email... all Chameleons are 15% off....

    Just got an email... all Chameleons are 15% off. That doesn't help you decide on a width, but it's a good time to go with one or the other!
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    That's awesome. Every time I get to a setup I...

    That's awesome. Every time I get to a setup I like, someone comes up with a better idea.
  25. Someone here posted the other day that figuring...

    Someone here posted the other day that figuring out which hammock fits you is a lot like figuring out what shoes fit you. It's a great analogy. I love Asics, but I don't like Adidas. Same size, same...
  26. Collapsahedron 覧 my collapsing version of the Tensahedron

    Google "Big Orange Screw."

    Here are my extension adapters, cured but unfinished:

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    I'll have to set it up to figure out what length of PVC I need for my tarp. I think I'll cut them long...
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    Doh, yes, I did. Thanks. Ultimately I tied...

    Doh, yes, I did. Thanks.

    Ultimately I tied them as shown in the Myers Tech vid--9" from the ends--with a satisfactory finished length and trimmed maybe 1-1/2" off of each end. So I could have...
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    OK... finished one tree strap/shackle combo. Wow,...

    OK... finished one tree strap/shackle combo. Wow, am I bad at button knots... this is what eventually go me through it, too:


    Those sanity-check steps are helpful: "This is what you should have...
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    Soft shackles instead of CLs on hammock...

    I'm coming back to this thread because I now have some of Jeff's evo loops instead of CLs on my Chameleon, and if I get some time today, I'm going to attempt to tie some button knot loops onto the...
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    I like putting "handles" in my prusiks... a...

    I like putting "handles" in my prusiks... a little loop of cord can give you a lot of leverage on the prusik, and maybe even give the prusik more grip to prevent slipping.
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    Those are what I use. They seem to work best at...

    Those are what I use. They seem to work best at the places I've been sleeping, but even so I've managed to yank one out of dry ground with the help of my rowdy 3-year-old. A good lashing at the stake...
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    Just Another DIY Tensahedron Stand

    I didn't see anywhere in this thread any info on how long your poles are (assuming 8'). My painter's poles are 8' when extended, and I wouldn't be able to do that. My UQ is pretty close to the ground...
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    I added these...

    I added these little buggers to the "pulling" ends of cordage in my LineLocs:

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    Mmm, I didn't know that.

    Mmm, I didn't know that.
  35. OK, I'm executing my DIY tarp extension idea...

    OK, I'm executing my DIY tarp extension idea today. I have no idea whether this will work, but I wanted to create some slip-on extension poles from 3/4" PVC pipe & fittings from which I can string my...
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    Taping versus silicone sealing a tarp? I ask...

    Taping versus silicone sealing a tarp?

    I ask because I just used silicone seam sealer to fix the seams on a rain jacket. The adhesive on the factory-installed tape had worn out and the tape was...
  37. Cool weather is coming and it's time to break out the Palace....

    A UQP that attaches to the inside walls of your tarp, perhaps...!

    MikekiM... as silly as it would be to add weighty bits after spending the money on a UL tarp, a cheap possible fix would be to cut...
  38. In for Bundle #2... thanks!

    In for Bundle #2... thanks!
  39. Collapsahedron 覧 my collapsing version of the Tensahedron

    Interesting. Do you have a photo of this by any chance? I'm mostly curious how you fasten the evo loop to a knot. Is it just a half hitch?

    The spliced loops make for a clean connection, but I'm...
  40. Collapsahedron 覧 my collapsing version of the Tensahedron

    Thanks gents. Again, these are my first CLs. I used the knowledge I gained after earning my five-minute splicing credential from YouTube University... so I'm certain there's room for improvement.
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  41. I think I found the lower limit for the size of a...

    I think I found the lower limit for the size of a spliced continuous loop made from 7/64" Amsteel. These are the first ones I've made. The buries are around 4", but I had to trim off most of the...
  42. FS: Thanks for this! I'm in for #3.

    Thanks for this! I'm in for #3.
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    This guy is jealous. If I didn't already...

    This guy is jealous.

    If I didn't already iterate three times on catch-all sack orders with Jared, I'd order another one.

    Maybe I will anyway.
  44. That's a good idea. I've picked up used tubes...

    That's a good idea. I've picked up used tubes from bike shops for other projects. Actually, one time I grabbed some to run my tree straps through to provide grip on a couple of slippery painted...
  45. Here are the pole ends with the grommets. I'm...

    Here are the pole ends with the grommets. I'm getting more Amsteel tomorrow so I can make a CL for each end of the hammock to connect to.
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  46. Thread: Wooki Questions

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    I use my Wooki XL on a Chameleon and the fit is...

    I use my Wooki XL on a Chameleon and the fit is excellent. I just added a 10" loop of cord to the head end of the UQ and it snugs up to the hammock nicely.
  47. Change suspension length or raise tree connection?

    I find that taking things to their absolute (and sometimes impossible) extremes often brings me clarity.

    In the case of hammock suspension length as you describe it... what happens if the length...
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    SIMPLY LIGHT DESIGNS ASYM UNDERQUILT

    Oh, I ended up posting elsewhere because I talked more about the Double Dutch setup than the TW. But the TW is an excellent value. Coming from the Wooki of the same 20ー rating, I have no complaints....
  49. Thread: UQP for WBBB XLC

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    FWIW, I didn't feel like your comment stepped on...

    FWIW, I didn't feel like your comment stepped on mine. All I meant with my post was, while I knew the BBXLC would float inside the topcover/UQP cocoon, I didn't know the UQP would let you keep the...
  50. FS: I'm in for Bundle #3. Thanks ;)

    I'm in for Bundle #3. Thanks ;)
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