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    Hooper, I see you havenít posted much so welcome...

    Hooper, I see you havenít posted much so welcome to the forum. You are on the theoretical temperature edge for me. Like SilvrSurfr, I want a 10 degree cushion. BUT - if I had an UQP, or a tarp with...
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    > Ridge lines also tend to be in my way even in...

    > Ridge lines also tend to be in my way even in ge hammocks.

    After a time, one can develop a pretty good eyeball for those distances. But in first starting, you don’t need to have a permanent...
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    I used to think you needed deep snow to make...

    I used to think you needed deep snow to make blocks, but thatís not true. You need some snow depth, but not a lot of feet. Instead of cutting tall blocks, you can cut flat blocks - like a large floor...
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    >protect from blizzard conditions Bring a...

    >protect from blizzard conditions

    Bring a small snow shovel and snow saw. The saw isnít as necessary but makes building a lot easier. Building? Yes, if you are in a blizzard, you are in snow. And...
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    sideshowraheem, you can find solutions that donít...

    sideshowraheem, you can find solutions that donít require removing gloves. Or you can wear an over-mitt with a thin glove liner. Or a Glitten (a mitten with a cover that slips off exposing just the...
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    For day hikes, I use a Dutch Asym hammock. It is...

    For day hikes, I use a Dutch Asym hammock. It is mostly to block the sunlight and any other debris falling out of the sky. The Asymmetrical design is nice because if someone is with me, we can hang...
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    Because you only used the abbreviation once, did...

    Because you only used the abbreviation once, did you mean “UQ” or was it supposed to be TQ. Many start out using their sleeping bag as a top quilt simply by leaving it unzipped about ĺ of the way -...
  8. Whether you use a sock or a tarp, the idea is to...

    Whether you use a sock or a tarp, the idea is to turn your hammock+suspension into a single wall tent. That gives the frost some place to form besides your hammock/quilts. Dealing with condensation...
  9. burtonator, Iím sorry for your loss. You can...

    burtonator, Iím sorry for your loss.

    You can get a skin for your hammock or maybe use those elastic hair loops, or even a length of guy line to hold the hammock secure in a bundle - like a tarp in...
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    If I had to pick just one, Iíd pick a 20į (with...

    If I had to pick just one, Iíd pick a 20į (with maybe a little overstuff) because of the night time temps around HERE. Then for day hikes, in the heat of the summer, Iíd probably sandwich some...
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    The RidgeRunner is a different critter from a GE...

    The RidgeRunner is a different critter from a GE with a net/ridgeline in that the RRís net is not attached to the hammockís suspension. It has its own bungee cord to lift it up. So it's not an issue...
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    A nice thing about down is its wide comfort...

    A nice thing about down is its wide comfort range. But you live in Southern California and you are talking about a summer setup. Here in Bend, at 4,000 ft, in December, it will be 70 degrees today....
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    deadeye, you beat me to it. Which is good because...

    deadeye, you beat me to it. Which is good because Iím sure ďsome peopleĒ are making sure my posts donít offend. An my posts have plenty of typoes too.

    I started with a Hennessy but also used parts...
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    hutzelbein, if the orientation of the Tensa4...

    hutzelbein, if the orientation of the Tensa4 allows it, you could put a small bar on the anchor line and run it through the gap between/below a hinged door and wall. That would probably secure it...
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    I think this will explain it:...

    I think this will explain it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz-p1gH1nGc
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    The pack works great until you hear some sort of...

    The pack works great until you hear some sort of “crunch” sound.
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    I have 2” huggers in a bag somewhere. I’m sure,...

    I have 2” huggers in a bag somewhere. I’m sure, if I ever needed them, they’d be back home - still in the bag. So if a park person complained about 1 inch tree straps, I’d think sticking some twigs...
  18. First, the UQ should fit tight enough against the...

    First, the UQ should fit tight enough against the hammock to lift it a bit when you are not in it. There is also an assumption that your UQ has a differential cut - a top and bottom side with the...
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    This assumes you wonít need your raincoat...

    This assumes you wonít need your raincoat (poncho) while your hammock is up. That means, if itís raining, youíll be putting your hammock and gear away, in the rain, while not wearing rain gear. Or,...
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    One thing to consider is, with the 11 ft tarp,...

    One thing to consider is, with the 11 ft tarp, your RR suspension dogbones will probably be outside the tarp ridgeline. As such, they can be a highway for water. Given the nature of the RR, with...
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    I’d hang the quilts if I could - but I can’t (no...

    I’d hang the quilts if I could - but I can’t (no room). So I use the large cotton storage bags. If not included, they usually sell for about $10. REI has them.
  22. I’m surprised there haven’t been reports of the...

    I’m surprised there haven’t been reports of the foot slipping. I guess the lbs/square inch are so great that it sort of makes it’s own pocket in the soil. I now recall that with one support, you...
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    Dublinlin, Thank you for the encouragement and...

    Dublinlin, Thank you for the encouragement and money saving idea of a the conversion kit. In my case, I have to think of more than one. So a Solo and a tensa4 provide that coverage. Fortunately, I...
  24. Latherdome - Thank you for that info. I...

    Latherdome - Thank you for that info. I understand the Tensa4 just needs that one anchor and many things will substitute for a ground anchor. I was thinking more in terms of the Solo pole. I tried...
  25. Aside from motorcycles and cougarmeat after...

    Aside from motorcycles and cougarmeat after Thanksgiving Dinner, the usual supplied anchors for the Tensa4 and the Solo setup are the orange plastic screws, or the boomstakes in 30 or 40 cm (40 cm is...
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    tom-o, Just remember, it’s all compromise. There...

    tom-o, Just remember, it’s all compromise. There is no, tarp that’s perfect for everything, and there is no rule that says you can only own just one tarp. However, there is economic reality.
  27. CVKealey, there is a For Free sub-forum in the...

    CVKealey, there is a For Free sub-forum in the MarketPlace area (below the For Sale sub-forum and a couple of others). You might try to offer it - with the same problem description you put here....
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    OneClick - where is your romance :) Can’t you...

    OneClick - where is your romance :) Can’t you image swinging gently with a little breeze, holding hands across the two hammocks, gazing up at the stars. Okay … you probably wouldn’t see stars...
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    OneClick, I’m a little confused by the PU side...

    OneClick, I’m a little confused by the PU side issue. When I’ve used Tenacious (repair) tape, the key point wasn’t which side was PU, it was which side had the adhesive. You had cut the patch to the...
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    That seems to jive with my experience. In dealing...

    That seems to jive with my experience. In dealing with basic cold - not minus double digit extremes - the quilt/bag insulates such that a “cloud” of warm air surrounds me. If I insulate too much (too...
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    And - it sounds like you each had your own trees,...

    And - it sounds like you each had your own trees, “closely spaced.” Remember that you can run two hammocks off just two trees (head/foot end) by bringing the suspension of one hammock off the left...
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    Remember if you are in the lower end of the 5’6”...

    Remember if you are in the lower end of the 5’6” to 6’ range, a ĺ length UQ might be essentially full length. Those shorter styles are easier for me to set up because the loft is concentrated where...
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    When I carry a camp pillow it is not so much for...

    When I carry a camp pillow it is not so much for my head (which would be tilted too much with a pillow) as it would be for a knee support OR, positioned up near my head to push the bug net out of the...
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    Dublinlin - do you use snake skins on your tarp?...

    Dublinlin - do you use snake skins on your tarp? If not, your description is an excellent example of a snake skinís benefit - why youíd want one. I also struggled, twice, in putting up a tarp in...
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    I would have thought the zipper pulls - assuming...

    I would have thought the zipper pulls - assuming your pal opens and closes his own tent - would be wider; easier for K9 grabbing. Looks pretty cool but more than that - I can’t help but feel Frisco...
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    OneClick - I noticed that you did a great job of...

    OneClick - I noticed that you did a great job of matching the fabric color; thatís a feature or a bug. I like contrasting colors - sort of a badge of adventure. If I do something like spike a hole in...
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    If you want to get close to the benefit of a...

    If you want to get close to the benefit of a sleeping bag - wrap around coverage; no air gaps appearing if you move about - but with a TQ, use a HammockGear TQ with the Wide option. It provides...
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    Poll: Ah - I see, I got confused between posting here...

    Ah - I see, I got confused between posting here and posting in the newer thread. No, I haven’t contacted anyone directly. It is just a whim. I’m not much of a trinket/charm/keepsake kind of person...
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    Looks like there are about 157 posts on the...

    Looks like there are about 157 posts on the subject and most of those that I read are suggestions about the requirements. So the question remains. Is this “patch” a real thing? If so, is there a...
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    I switch around between some GE’s and the...

    I switch around between some GE’s and the RidgeRunner (occasionally the RSBTR DIY bridge kit) - but my “at home” is outdoors at home. So right now I’ve got one foot on the 0į UQ/TQ dock and the other...
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    One note that Phantom Grapplers technique for...

    One note that Phantom Grapplers technique for setting the UQ tension, resulting in lift of the hammock (also mentioned in Shugís video), assumes that your UQ was made with a differential cut. That...
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    Pippi, one last comment because it sounds like at...

    Pippi, one last comment because it sounds like at least some of your trips will be solo - with readily accessible backup. That’s GREAT. You will make mistakes so one thing to have in your pack is a...
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    Pippi, For me itís more something like Ö Iím...

    Pippi, For me itís more something like Ö Iím going to be out for 5 days, I may run into a non-tree area for 2 of those days. So Iíll not be as comfortable because Iíll be on the ground - but Iíll...
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    Pippi, that hanging tent is ground luxury but...

    Pippi, that hanging tent is ground luxury but remember you have most of what you need to go to ground with a hammock that has a built in bug net. That ďtentĒ still needs supports so you would have...
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    As long as suggestions are being tossed in, an...

    As long as suggestions are being tossed in, an Under Quilt Protector (UQP) makes the UQ fit less critical. You still have to pay attention - it’s not a “Hands off the wheel” device - but it will...
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    Once when kayaking, my friend showed me how he...

    Once when kayaking, my friend showed me how he could use his tow line as a clothesline in camp. Later we went for a day paddle. On the way back I smiled and told him I was too tried and asked if heíd...
  47. Remember that load weight assumes certain hang...

    Remember that load weight assumes certain hang angles. 190 lbs in the hammock can easily exceed over 200 lbs force on the system with shallow hang angles. Given all that other stuff, you are only...
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    Note that if you buy via kickstarter, the item...

    Note that if you buy via kickstarter, the item might be available 6 months to a year later than predicted. That’s been my experience with five or six purchase. Just seems the nature of the beast. It...
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    Just a word on bike weight. Remember Judo -...

    Just a word on bike weight. Remember Judo - depending upon where the force is placed, something must lighter can tip over something heavier. Once, as I left for work, I saw my neighbor on the ground...
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    lelavoia, perhaps the drink aids more in keeping...

    lelavoia, perhaps the drink aids more in keeping hydrated. If it contains electrolytes, so much the better.
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