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    You're likely referring to both of my posts about...

    You're likely referring to both of my posts about the Palace...

    I have a Standard with doors as well, and the doors overlap each other when you close them flat. The Palace doesn't allow for this...
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    Tenacious Tape Mesh Patch if you don't want to...

    Tenacious Tape Mesh Patch if you don't want to take a needle and thread to it...

    https://www.amazon.com/GEAR-AID-Tenacious-Patches-Netting/dp/B00MKXCAEY/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
  3. Thread: Speed Tips

    by MikekiM
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    Nothing I can add to this thread, coming late as...

    Nothing I can add to this thread, coming late as I have...

    Practice.. in the dark, cold, wet.. I am lucky to have a great spot on my property so I take advantage of inclement weather...
  4. I tried two different Asym tarps.. both DIY. As...

    I tried two different Asym tarps.. both DIY. As far as I know, they are still out on the trail.

    Never pitched them in the rain. In fact, I got under them in nice weather and felt too exposed so...
  5. FS: Oh boy.... Would you please tell me the...

    Oh boy....

    Would you please tell me the weight on each of these??
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    Found what u looking for. I'll update this...

    Found what u looking for.

    I'll update this post when I get home.


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    FS: No suspension needed.. I'll take it Sent...

    No suspension needed.. I'll take it


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    Actually, if you look close at the exit of the...

    Actually, if you look close at the exit of the hammock suspension, the tarp can come down another 3" - 5".
    This trip wasn't particularly windy, given the protection.

    I've given up on trying to...
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    Welcome aboard!! Doesn't matter if you carry...

    Welcome aboard!!

    Doesn't matter if you carry it, tow it, drag it or back pack with it.. if you're going to spend the night in it... you're in the right place!!

    Quite a few members up in your...
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    Started using a Black Bishop Bag.. Switched to...

    Started using a Black Bishop Bag..

    Switched to silnylon two piece snake skins.. wasn't so happy with them.

    Made two sets of two piece mesh snake skins.. like the mesh more than the silnylon.
    ...
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    Counter point... I have both HG cuben...

    Counter point...


    I have both HG cuben tarps.. the Standard with doors and the Palace.

    I used the Standard straight through last winter and actually never reached for the Palace. Also used...
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    Forgot about that thread.. It's closed.. so...

    Forgot about that thread..

    It's closed.. so can't add anything to it.
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    Still looking! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Still looking!


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  14. A bag in a bag, in a bag... I didn't know...

    A bag in a bag, in a bag...

    I didn't know Mini Ground Hogs were available in Ti... thought they were only alu. I have been switching between Ruta Locura CF stakes, Lawson HD Ti shephard hooks...
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    I've been meaning to do a thread of all the...

    I've been meaning to do a thread of all the acronyms.. just haven't had time...


    For the record...

    UCR, Utility Constrictor Rope
    CRL, Continuous Ridge Line (tarp)
    SRL, Split Ridge Line...
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    Thank you.. sorry. Yes, still looking for one

    Thank you.. sorry.

    Yes, still looking for one
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    No doubt.. Jolly saved the day... Thank you...

    No doubt.. Jolly saved the day...

    Thank you brother!!
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    WTT: Thanks Deb... We can close this...

    Thanks Deb... We can close this...
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    Geez.. I missed that one completely... ...

    Geez.. I missed that one completely...





    Sad part is she missed a great opportunity to learn and maybe teach her group. A few questions before she assaulted you might have resulted in a...
  20. I havent had a chance to read the entire post, I...

    I havent had a chance to read the entire post, I will... Glad I could help you, and really happy you like the hammock.
    A quick note on Monolite... I was one of the early adopters of Monolite for...
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    Bungzy offers an excellent perspective on the UL...

    Bungzy offers an excellent perspective on the UL addiction (which is often referred to as S-UL).

    https://youtu.be/YTkHx2TQzRU
    https://youtu.be/YTkHx2TQzRU

    Can't say I have been uncomfortable...
  22. I know you are out often in winter lows.. how...

    I know you are out often in winter lows.. how much do you do in summer heat?


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    Thanks.. I agree with the size bring the same as...

    Thanks.. I agree with the size bring the same as the Standard. I have a standard with doors and a Palace. The Palace doors don't overlap..


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    Nothing better than the sound of rain on a...

    Nothing better than the sound of rain on a tarp...

    leiavola, send me yours..

    I'll take it - The Rain Noise, please
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    DutchWearGear Half Wit in 1.0 Hexon

    I've never purchased a hammock.. rather make them myself and I've made a few Half Wit style with integrated net as well as with a removable net that can be shared with my other hammocks. This time,...
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    DCF Winter Tarp w/ Doors

    I am pleased to see the website photo of the DCF Winter Tarp w/ Doors shows the doors overlapped when closed flush. Although it does look like a steeper than normal pitch, there is plenty of...
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    Love the NU25.. I opted for the head band...

    Love the NU25.. I opted for the head band version and DIY'd the shock cord. The batteries last for a real long time, and it actually has a usable red lamp.

    Agree on the knife.. I've gone...
  28. Thread: Gear Hammocks

    by MikekiM
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    Sorry.. I thought you were posting WTB... I...

    Sorry.. I thought you were posting WTB...

    I hang my pack on the foot end tree if weather it decent.. or at the head end of the hammock if rain is foul.
  29. I've done six tarps if my memory is working...

    I've done six tarps if my memory is working today...
    Two were from the RBTR pre-cut kits. I strayed pretty far from the normal instructions for the kits since I made a few tarps prior and knew...
  30. I'm using all cuben HG tarps now, but was big...

    I'm using all cuben HG tarps now, but was big into DIY for while.. take a look in my HF albums.. quite a few pictures in there..
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    10.5 is a really respectable weight.. That's...

    10.5 is a really respectable weight.. That's right where I tend to be (sometimes I break into single digits for BW) and I have all econ quilts. I've toiled with whether or not an 'upgrade' is worth...
  32. Thread: Gear Hammocks

    by MikekiM
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    I have a few options that might work for you.. ...

    I have a few options that might work for you..

    AHE Hammock Bushman Chair.. double duty as a hammock chair and gear hammock.

    Zippered Gear hammock... I have to look at it to see who made it. ...
  33. My straps are my only suspension.. always...

    My straps are my only suspension.. always separate.

    I use a zippered cuben taco sack to hold straps, stakes and some extra cordage.
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    Click the pic for more... And dig around through...

    Click the pic for more... And dig around through my folders for the build pics of the RBTR Hex 12 I made at the same time, as well as a couple of Asyms I made using RBTR fabric...
    ...
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    Exactly what I do... except I use split RLs that...

    Exactly what I do... except I use split RLs that get rolled in with the guy lines, leaving the tree end loose to wrap around the tarp. Once the sleeve is on, I release one end of the RL from a tree...
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    Wonder what cordage they were using... strong...

    Wonder what cordage they were using... strong stuff to hold a moose captive.
  37. Another vote for the Evo Loop. or Phantoms...

    Another vote for the Evo Loop. or Phantoms Grappler Hitch. Easy to make, easy to use wet, cold and blind, and they are lite.
  38. Let the real fun begin!! Get out in the woods...

    Let the real fun begin!! Get out in the woods and enjoy the fruits of your labor!!
  39. 40/30/20 underquilts.. the 40 is a 3/4. I bough...

    40/30/20 underquilts.. the 40 is a 3/4. I bough the 30 full length with the intention of swapping the 20 for a 10. In due time.

    55/40/20 topquilts.. Those are keepers.

    My lowest temp was...
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    I guess I am pretty lucky... At home I sleep...

    I guess I am pretty lucky...

    At home I sleep 50% of the time on my side and the rest on my back. I could sleep on my back the entire night without moving.. Done it. My cat would climb on my...
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    LOL.. Those were just bait! First step,...

    LOL.. Those were just bait!

    First step, done.

    Just added the 'aka Extra' to my profile.. That might be good enough..
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    WTT: DWG Hook Worms for Silk Worms

    I have an abundance of Dutch Hook Worms and would like to trade a few for Silk Worms. Only need 2 or 3 at most.

    Thanks in advance!!
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    I'm wanted in only 22 states... To your...

    I'm wanted in only 22 states... To your advantage!

    Maybe I should switch to MikekiM Extra.. or Extra MikekiM.. or Phantom MikekiM.. or...


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    Thank you! I knew it had been done in the past...

    Thank you! I knew it had been done in the past just couldn't figure out how!


    Will do.. thank you!!


    I'm flattered.. thank you.

    I've been trying to figure out how make that very...
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    Change User Name?

    I'd like to change my user name and don't see a way to do so in the settings. Is there a secret handshake I need to know?

    Do tell...
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    No... there hasn't been anyone else in my...

    No... there hasn't been anyone else in my hammock. This was one of the cottage vendors who posted a vid a while back.

    At first, I thought my sewing had something to do with it, but clearly my...
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    Superb input.. thank you.

    Superb input.. thank you.
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    Absolutely agree... I don't know enough about...

    Absolutely agree... I don't know enough about the science of DCF.. but I do know that regardless of how well I wiped and shook, I still carried nearly 10 oz of water weight somewhere in that rig.
    ...
  49. I keep the collars pretty loose. Haven't seen...

    I keep the collars pretty loose. Haven't seen issue with the down migrating, but I do shake it before and after every setup, unless it's raining. Also I don't bother with the asym fit on the...
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    Nothing in my pockets.. back pockets on my...

    Nothing in my pockets.. back pockets on my shorts are velcro closure. Front pockets were empty other than my flat wallet with ID.



    Me and my hiking partner went out to get it.. The gent...
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