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    The pieces of the house, joists and wall studs,...

    The pieces of the house, joists and wall studs, are designed (sized and attached) for various forces. The hammock adds different forces (in strength and direction). It could work fine - the joists...
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    If you come to the PNW, 15 ft straps would not be...

    If you come to the PNW, 15 ft straps would not be unreasonable. Not all trees are that large of course. But if too long, you just have some extra suspension webbing. If too short, you don’t have a...
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    Andy, already experimenting on your first post!...

    Andy, already experimenting on your first post! Welcome to the forum.
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    Your first post. Welcome to the forum. With the...

    Your first post. Welcome to the forum. With the head end of both hammocks, each coming off opposite sides of the largest of the three trees and the foot end each going to one of the other two trees,...
  5. FlyingAvocado, welcome to the forum. And...

    FlyingAvocado, welcome to the forum. And congratulation on your research on Structural Ridge Line. You Got It! Yes, it allows for a less than ideal hang angle - if shallower, not deeper. And yes, it...
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    Again, planenut, nothing "moves" unless acted...

    Again, planenut, nothing "moves" unless acted upon by force. When you are in the hammock, the force is more down than over. So have someone else to get in the hammock and see where the sideways force...
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    Absolutely not having a center agitator matters -...

    Absolutely not having a center agitator matters - but I don't know about top vs side without one. I tore up a perfectly good - but thankfully not expensive - sleeping bag in an agitator machine.
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    Apple and other vendors offer something called...

    Apple and other vendors offer something called AirTags (Apple's name for the device). You could attach one to each stake. They have helped me find my keys and my wallet. Of course, I could just pay...
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    You could do a double wrap but that means it's...

    You could do a double wrap but that means it's more difficult to make a minor height-on-tree adjustment. T'were it me, I'd investigate the problem more. There may be a time when you want to hang with...
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    A post a while back suggested putting the straps...

    A post a while back suggested putting the straps in your freezer at home, after they've cooled a bit, the sap is supposed to peel right off.
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    Dublinlin, thank you. I will study that. ...

    Dublinlin, thank you. I will study that.

    Usually, using the Attachments Manager, I get the larger image automatically. I would think there was some mechanism on that screen's designation that...
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    As Ryan O'neal said to Ali MacGraw in Love Story...

    As Ryan O'neal said to Ali MacGraw in Love Story (1970), "Having a Solo means never having to find the perfect second tree."
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    Tensa Solo in the background allowing a bridge...

    Tensa Solo in the background allowing a bridge (DIY RSBTR) and GE to hang close together:
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    Volunteer in the bridge knew it was my first time setting up the Solo. Maybe you can detect the...
  14. It seems this tread has taken two ... wait if it...

    It seems this tread has taken two ... wait if it ... branches. Some are talking about trees and branches in parks (which apparently have a mythical unlimited number of lower dead branches that each...
  15. I must be a glutton for punishment to weigh in on...

    I must be a glutton for punishment to weigh in on this, but just for fun, if you believe in science, google topics relating to removing dead branches from trees to see what arborists think. For the,...
  16. State or Provincial Parks I have to paddle to;...

    State or Provincial Parks I have to paddle to; mostly in the San Juan Island group and islands east of Vancouver Island, B.C.
  17. If the lower branch is dead - and they usually...

    If the lower branch is dead - and they usually are - I have no problem removing it. Note, I'm not talking about a "park" setting. But before I do, as a consideration to the sensitivities of those...
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    I've pondered the "stitching vs fabric" issue...

    I've pondered the "stitching vs fabric" issue too. I can put a loop in the end channel so if I hang off just that, I'm relying on the channel's triple stitch. I recall hearing/reading that the triple...
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    Yeah, I shouldn't have worded it like that. The...

    Yeah, I shouldn't have worded it like that. The situation I was remembering was NOT a blatant violation of posted rules. There were no posted rules. Had there been a clear sign: "No Hammocks...
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    I ordered mine yesterday - can't have too much...

    I ordered mine yesterday - can't have too much line. And the levels will be fun to play with.
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    FS: I was trying to spec this out on UGQ's site but I...

    I was trying to spec this out on UGQ's site but I couldn't find a match on the temp rating, nor the snap+cinch foot box. The last photo - spec list - seems to price it at $194. Though it might be in...
  22. Marc S - a Noah 16! do you have to pay property...

    Marc S - a Noah 16! do you have to pay property taxes on it? :)

    Great job on your stand - an inspiration to the rest of us.

    Oh - and first post. Welcome to the forum.
  23. Should you look for other solutions if the RR...

    Should you look for other solutions if the RR doesn't work for you, I notice an indication, "... pad in the hammock ..." rather than "with the hammock" - which causes me to think you have the pad in...
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    Solutions to addressing the problem: Tensa4,...

    Solutions to addressing the problem: Tensa4, Tensa Solo attached to vehicle bumper, various Turtle Dog (two and three leg supports) designs. My experience with park officials is their hands are...
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    I really like your...

    I really like your "stick-to-distribute-the-pressure" idea instead of tying it directly to the grommet. :thumbup1:
  26. owly* I might be misinterpreting what you said,...

    owly* I might be misinterpreting what you said, but it seemed you have identified a "banana lay" with a gathered end (GE) hammock. If you lie parallel with the GE hammock, you will have that banana...
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    I recall ONCE asking a friend to volunteer to try...

    I recall ONCE asking a friend to volunteer to try a Fronkey. There were bees about. I don't think they came in from below. I think they snuck in from a gap in the Velcro on the suspension line....
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    Mainer, If you put the UQ outside the Fronkey...

    Mainer, If you put the UQ outside the Fronkey net, you may find it more awkward getting out in the middle of the night if you are so urged to do so.

    Search on Fronkey for posts. I think the...
  29. owly*, might I gently suggest paragraph breaks. ...

    owly*, might I gently suggest paragraph breaks.

    I looked in the body of your post, but did not see a question, or reported problem, you had with the RR.

    Are you just asking if people with back...
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    You didn't mention if you used the calculator on...

    You didn't mention if you used the calculator on the website or on the mobile app. Assuming they would calculate the same when I tried it on the website, I saw the same result as you. However. if I...
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    Great Videos. I'll order your level and some line...

    Great Videos. I'll order your level and some line tomorrow.

    The only issue I've had with the claws is what can slip into the claw, i.e. a small split ring on the tarp, can slip out. That was...
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    I'll be interested in the water situation....

    I'll be interested in the water situation. Pre-COVID, both Jones and Stuart had working water spigots.

    If you reach Stuart, there are three places to go to "know" the island. There are the two...
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    SnyperX, The short answer is it depends on the...

    SnyperX, The short answer is it depends on the quality of ground to hold a solid anchor. The Solo requires a substantial hold. The Tensa4 - not so much.

    In the Other Vendors sub-forum, I posted a...
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    SnyperX, The short answer is it depends on the...

    SnyperX, The short answer is it depends on the quality of ground to hold a solid anchor. The Solo requires a substantial hold. The Tensa4 - not so much.

    I posted a photo of a Solo I used yesterday...
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    Solo in the field

    I'm surprised TensaOutdoor doesn't have its own Sub-Forum tread by now.

    Here is a photo of a Solo Pole - sort of in the background - that allowed a bridge (RSBTR Kit) and GE to hang together. The...
  36. I'm a belt and suspenders guy (though cmoulder...

    I'm a belt and suspenders guy (though cmoulder has inspired me to occasionally leave the suspenders behind). As such, I try to use things as designed. If you sit on that pump bag, my guess is, you...
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    The Apple App Shazam says it's a ringtone,...

    The Apple App Shazam says it's a ringtone, "Highway to the Sun" by Trucker RingTones.

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to confirm that because various sites wanted me to sign up for some "free"...
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    Making your own pole set isn't so difficult. I'd...

    Making your own pole set isn't so difficult. I'd list a few sources for the raw materials but they'd be in the US.

    You buy the poles - given a few diameter choices; the lengths are usually around...
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    > Otherwise I'm a magnet for mosquitoes, which...

    > Otherwise I'm a magnet for mosquitoes, which will be swarming me while leaving everybody else alone!

    I bet you're invited to a lot of group hangs. :)
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    cmoulder, do you treat your net with permethrin?...

    cmoulder, do you treat your net with permethrin? It's something I "think" I'm going to do every summer be we don't have much of a bug problem locally so I haven't had the necessary motivation.
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    Justinae, You might also try your question at...

    Justinae, You might also try your question at Westcoastpaddler.com

    First - are you planning to stay at the JSCP for the night, then leave for Stuart or Jones? Many kayakers prefer to launch/land...
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    FS: Note that unless you are a donating member, your...

    Note that unless you are a donating member, your mailbox can fill up pretty quickly. And if you are a donating member and your donation expires, that mailbox is usually immediately unavailable...
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    I might run my ridgeline under the tarp ONLY in the winter - when it doesn't rain and there might be a heavy snowfall.
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    Lostsheep, I see this is your first post -...

    Lostsheep, I see this is your first post - welcome to the forum. Others will describe various angles and distances and learning curves. I'll just mention the good news - once you get it right you...
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    Immortalviking, this won't make you feel any...

    Immortalviking, this won't make you feel any better but do know your communication experience with KickStarters is not uncommon. Neither is a product being sent out six months past the "estimated"...
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    I was warned that the roof rack - if it came...

    I was warned that the roof rack - if it came "factory" - might be held on by just sheet screws. Recall that the main purpose of the rack is to keep gear placed on the roof from shifting. So a...
  47. I like those new colors - Red for the head....

    I like those new colors - Red for the head. :thumbup1:
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    I can imagine it's a bit of a fuss to separate...

    I can imagine it's a bit of a fuss to separate each pole section. But it's sort of "part of the job" - like hanging all the tarps out, making sure both sides are dry, cleaning off any bird poop, etc....
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    thatway, I see this is your second post so...

    thatway, I see this is your second post so welcome to the forum. As you might imagine, the tolerance between the poles is as tight as practical (they still have to slide) for strength. As such, it...
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    >One thing to remember about WB is that Brandon...

    >One thing to remember about WB is that Brandon puts the labels on the head end of things.

    Sometimes. I think the older SpinDrift socks and the label at the foot end. Easiest thing for me is to...
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