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    I think everyone has already mentioned all the...

    I think everyone has already mentioned all the key points - if you want it to weigh less, you pay more. I won't comment on the quality piece because I've not (yet) had a cheap or expensive tarp fail...
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    Welcome! Are you saying that you're going to...

    Welcome!
    Are you saying that you're going to essentially stack the woobie and underquilt under your hammock? And then also using a 30* sleeping bag? Just trying to picture your setup in my head....
  3. Thread: Classifieds?

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    I think the classifieds ebb and flow with items,...

    I think the classifieds ebb and flow with items, or at least that's the way it seems. I can't comment on Facebook since I'm not on there, but I do think more people are out using their stuff right...
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    Welcome! I'd never thought of making my own...

    Welcome! I'd never thought of making my own double layer hammock... That's quite the feat! If you're going to do another, what changes would you make?
    Be safe, have fun, and make some memories!
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    We made it out somewhat late Sat - got there...

    We made it out somewhat late Sat - got there after dark, so my youngest son and I got set up and just hung out at the campsite.
    Site 11 didn't have any trees suitable for hanging, but we brought our...
  6. Thread: Hi from UK!

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    Welcome from the USA, and the state of Texas!...

    Welcome from the USA, and the state of Texas! Glad to see you out enjoying it - I used to motorbike (K100) on vacations with my tent as well. Very fulfilling for the spirit!
    I recently stopped using...
  7. Thread: Hello from PA

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    Welcome from Texas! Get out, have some fun, and...

    Welcome from Texas! Get out, have some fun, and be safe!
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    Welcome from Texas! There's a lot of information...

    Welcome from Texas! There's a lot of information out here - enjoy your time on the endless journey to find your perfect setup! :)
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    I'm curious if I could use that with whoopie...

    I'm curious if I could use that with whoopie slings and if the knots would pop out of the loop now.... Those would be a might bit easier than the Dutchware titanium carabiners - I always have a hard...
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    Hello from Texas! Glad you're here!

    Hello from Texas! Glad you're here!
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    Welcome from Texas! I'm originally a Troll from...

    Welcome from Texas! I'm originally a Troll from Freeland, Michigan - we didn't have too many trees in all those corn fields :)
    I don't qualify as an older woman, but wanted to extend a welcome to ya!
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    Was it uploaded under David Hughes' channel? I...

    Was it uploaded under David Hughes' channel? I see a Phantom Grappler Suspension video under that channel, but it is 7 years old. The newest video under David Hughes is from 3 years ago.
    Here is...
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    Welcome from Texas! You're on a journey that will...

    Welcome from Texas! You're on a journey that will be fun to traverse. There is a LOT of good information here, but don't be afraid to ask questions either.
    It sounds like you're already doing the...
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    Welcome from Texas! Glad to see you enjoy it out...

    Welcome from Texas! Glad to see you enjoy it out there so much, and thanks for sharing your story! And double kudos for getting the kids out there!
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    Welcome from Texas!

    Welcome from Texas!
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    Welcome from Texas!

    Welcome from Texas!
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    Received my underquilt on 10-27. Very nicely put...

    Received my underquilt on 10-27. Very nicely put together and I decided to sleep in the backyard in it last night.
    The one I ordered has is 3.6 Climashield with the additional modular 3.6...
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    Welcome from Texas! Be safe out there, and just...

    Welcome from Texas! Be safe out there, and just have some fun!
  19. :) I felt the same way. The Black Diamond had...

    :) I felt the same way. The Black Diamond had been unavailable for a year or more when I got into this. I then found the Blue Ridge ones, but like I mentioned, those are now unavailable. Not sure...
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    I think those might be a tad difficult to make them out of. I'd made mine out of the Blue Ridge Packable Down Throw from Costco (now unavailable, and I got those because the Black Diamond became...
  21. I just came across this thread. I find this...

    I just came across this thread. I find this method very interesting and recently watched a video by Spiguyver which was similar.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xro1l4e9-hU&t=288s
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    WOW. Ordered the underquilt (plus extra snap-on...

    WOW. Ordered the underquilt (plus extra snap-on quilt) late on 10-19 (11pm?). Got an email this morning that it's done and should ship today.
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    I found one this afternoon before I saw this....

    I found one this afternoon before I saw this. Thanks SO much though!
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    I ordered one last night. 3.6 climashield on the...

    I ordered one last night. 3.6 climashield on the main, and the 3.6 snap-on secondary.
    I know there's a chart around that states what the stacked temp ratings are supposed to be, which states that...
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    Thanks ObdewlaX - soft shackles would work okay...

    Thanks ObdewlaX - soft shackles would work okay too. If I go that route I would make them out of Zingit most likely. I still have a full roll of that, or close to it.
    I'm looking for the organizer...
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    Looking for a ridgeline organizer

    Looking for a ridgeline organizer like the 2QZQ one - I want the "tabs" so I can put a pair of prussiks on to stretch it out and keep it in place. My current one does not have those, and sags as soon...
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    Thanks for the replies everyone! I'm keen to see...

    Thanks for the replies everyone! I'm keen to see the setup you're using, nanok. I have been tossing around an idea for some 2" straps with sewn eyes on both ends, 3-4' in length and some shock cord...
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    Hope there is a typo there - that link takes me...

    Hope there is a typo there - that link takes me to the search page with "No results found" :)
    I've been reading some posts about SLD; seems like a decent company in general.
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    Anyone using a Trail Winder UQ?

    I recently came across the (new?) Trail Winder under quilt:
    https://simplylightdesigns.com/collections/wind-blockers-bug-nets/products/trail-winder-asym-uq
    What really intrigues me is the modular...
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    2" requirement - what do you do?

    I've always used 1" daisy chains (8') long and whoopies to connect to trees. I recently moved to Texas, and the state parks here require 2" straps. How do yo handle this requirement? I ordered some...
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    I'm booked for Sat night in site 11 in...

    I'm booked for Sat night in site 11 in Springfield. Will everyone be in the Cooks Ferry area?
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    Thanks! I'll have to check with my wife and see...

    Thanks! I'll have to check with my wife and see if the kids and I can make it out for a night!
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    Thanks! It looked like a pretty neat meet-up!

    Thanks! It looked like a pretty neat meet-up!
  34. FS: I'll take the tarp.

    I'll take the tarp.
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    I know this is an old post which has not had...

    I know this is an old post which has not had updated in some time, but was curious if there was a hang planned for this year (2021)? I'm not on FB, so this would be the only place I would see...
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    Newly relocated last minute hang

    We used to live in NC but moved to Texas in August. It's been a whirlwind getting settled in the new house, and last night my youngest son (8) told me that we had not hammock camped in a while and he...
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    I think the shock cord on tarps is a decent idea...

    I think the shock cord on tarps is a decent idea if you're using a silnylon; as the tarp absorbs water in prolonged rain, it will sag/stretch a little. The tension on the shock cord will reduce the...
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    you could possibly cut them flush, then hollow...

    you could possibly cut them flush, then hollow the old cord out with a small blade and glue the new cord back in.
    There's also these which says it accepts shock cord up to 1/16" :...
  39. Thread: New Guy

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    Welcome to the journey!

    Welcome to the journey!
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    Welcome from North Carolina! Be safe out there,...

    Welcome from North Carolina! Be safe out there, and have fun on the journey!
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    Welcome from North Carolina!

    Welcome from North Carolina!
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    I have not built one of those yet - we built a...

    I have not built one of those yet - we built a couple of the turtledog stands and have spent probably 10 nights in those. I've been contemplating making one of the tensahedron stands though....
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    Welcome from NC! And congratulations on starting...

    Welcome from NC! And congratulations on starting the journey :)
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    Welcome from NC! My kids and I also want to do an...

    Welcome from NC! My kids and I also want to do an overnight boat camping trip this year - be safe out there!
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    Welcome from NC!

    Welcome from NC!
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    Welcome to the forums! There is a wealth of...

    Welcome to the forums! There is a wealth of knowledge on here, so don't be afraid to ask questions. There's also sections of the forums specific to geographic regions, so you may want to go check...
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    Welcome! Awesome Father and Daughter activities...

    Welcome! Awesome Father and Daughter activities await you, that's for sure. There are a lot of fellow hangers around here, so don't be afraid to ask questions. Have fun!
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    I just saw those on the shelf while picking up...

    I just saw those on the shelf while picking up some wheels for my dolly yesterday. I did not purchase one, but it looks similar to the half dozen I've bought over the years to lounge in when we take...
  49. It's like any other taco style underquilt, but it...

    It's like any other taco style underquilt, but it was the most reasonably priced quality one at the time. I've only used it into the upper 30's so far, and it worked well. I'm probably going to use...
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    Well..... Since you didn't say either way... Do...

    Well..... Since you didn't say either way... Do you drive a tractor to work? :lol:
    That boat is a little fancier than our Jon boat that we plan to ride out on - I don't mind beaching mine though!
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