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    Adjustable Marlin Spike Hitch?

    I have been using that knot in the above video for a couple of years. Didn't know the name of it. I used it with SMC descender rings for a long time, but now I mainly just tie it directly to my...
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    You can leave the prusik attached on your...

    You can leave the prusik attached on your ridgeline if you have a Dutch hook spliced to one end of your line. Then just adjust your prusik as needed by pulling the free end of the line. Super easy,...
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    Suspensions are fun to experiment with. It's good...

    Suspensions are fun to experiment with. It's good to know how to use several of them. I hung 6 hammocks for my daughter and her friends the other night and I think I used 5 different methods just for...
  4. I think the fact that your apartments are 100...

    I think the fact that your apartments are 100 yards apart and you are communicating on hammock forums makes you pretty dorky.
    How about firing up your thread injectors and making a 11' Hexon for...
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    I have used 2.2 zing-it with a wasp, so I would...

    I have used 2.2 zing-it with a wasp, so I would think so.
  6. I will most likely be at Hot Springs, just...

    I will most likely be at Hot Springs, just haven't got around to signing up, yet. Trying to convince Mrs Foxpoop to come along. Abiggs and cholla28 will be back at UNC Charlotte, but maybe they can...
  7. Your dad sounds awesome.

    Your dad sounds awesome.
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    At 6'2" (the OP's stated height) the Amok will...

    At 6'2" (the OP's stated height) the Amok will definitley be too short for him. I bought the original version and my wife loves it. I am 6'3" and I cant fit in it.
  9. This is so true. GT hammocks are always shorter...

    This is so true. GT hammocks are always shorter than advertised. Stretch yours out and measure the total length of fabric. Make your RL around 83% of that length to start.
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    Thanks, Loki. Have to come back to the real world...

    Thanks, Loki. Have to come back to the real world tomorrow. It's been a great trip, though.
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/29/957629b50c...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/29/957629b50ce5b87e919a365a9ff64779.jpg
    This afternoon's hang on Mahaulepu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
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    Sewn. I don't like snaps or draw cords under my...

    Sewn. I don't like snaps or draw cords under my feet.
  13. I didn't take many, but here are a few. ...

    I didn't take many, but here are a few. ...
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    I walked by your chair about a hundred times this...

    I walked by your chair about a hundred times this weekend at John Rock and never tried it out. I wish I would have. Did you like it? Anyway, it was sure nice to meet you. Hope you make it to some...
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    Leaving Ingles (aka The Mall of Mills River aka...

    Leaving Ingles (aka The Mall of Mills River aka IngleWorld) having secured two packs of hot dogs and Tobasco sauce. Be in the enchanted forest in about an hour and a half.
  16. Jared at SLD will absolutely take care of you at...

    Jared at SLD will absolutely take care of you at a reasonable price and very quickly. I would say just ship him 8 yards of material directly from Dutch or RSBTR. My vote at your size would be for...
  17. 11' x 58" is a good starting point. 110"...

    11' x 58" is a good starting point. 110" Ridgeline. 11' tarp. Shorter and wider (for most people) is not any better and creates some other issues (as you mentioned). Plus, it's easy to obtain (and...
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    If this helps...https://vimeo.com/131470150 This...

    If this helps...https://vimeo.com/131470150
    This was yesterday. Torrential storm with hail and sideways wind. I had "adequate" coverage. My tarp was as low as I could get it (just touching my...
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    I almost always use the doors on my head end, but...

    I almost always use the doors on my head end, but rarely on the foot end. When the rain is blowing sideways, I appreciate having 4 doors. It's not the weight, but the bulk, extra line and extra...
  20. I "think" I have around 20 hammocks. I have...

    I "think" I have around 20 hammocks. I have actually tried to count them several times, but I always end up getting distracted...I will see one that I want to change the suspension on or I will see...
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    Interesting. Might put too much stress on the end...

    Interesting. Might put too much stress on the end channel stitching, though. If you try it, start out with less than body weight in the hammock and listen for stitches popping. Work your way up to...
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    ..."and I reckon' I could use 6 or 8 more cans of...

    ..."and I reckon' I could use 6 or 8 more cans of that potted meat, if ya got any extra"
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    I added hotdogs and Tobasco as well

    I added hotdogs and Tobasco as well
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    Nope. I just put a long enough piece of Amsteel...

    Nope. I just put a long enough piece of Amsteel in the end so that it hangs out of each end. Again, mine is not pretty to look at. WV is correct, the larksheaded nettles will capture the Amsteel and...
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    I wouldn't trust the one that I threw together...

    I wouldn't trust the one that I threw together because of the rips I caused in the channel. If done properly, you will love the comfort. If you figure a way to re-enforce the channel to support the...
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    I have messed around with this design a little...

    I have messed around with this design a little bit. I used a GT UL hammock that I didn't care about messing up. I ran a piece of 1/8" Amsteel through the channel and burned holes to connect my...
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    Welcome to my fellow NC hammock camper! This...

    Welcome to my fellow NC hammock camper! This forum will get you a PhD in hammockology.
  28. My father-in-law strings fishing line with bells...

    My father-in-law strings fishing line with bells around his beehives. Might not be the worst idea to set up a perimeter around your hammock. I'm sure I would get caught up in it during the nightly...
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    I am planning on Thursday afternoon, as well.

    I am planning on Thursday afternoon, as well.
  30. Here is the latest from our local news with...

    Here is the latest from our local news with comments from the father. ...
  31. Thread: Snake Skins

    by Foxpoop
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    I have both. Both in cuben. As has been...

    I have both. Both in cuben. As has been mentioned, the one piece helps with the air pocket in the middle. The one piece could pose a problem if you are hanging in tight spaces. That's a lot of...
  32. Thread: Foot issue

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    If it's numbness that you describe, I have...

    If it's numbness that you describe, I have battled this for years. I tried all the tricks mentioned above including going to a 11.5' hammock. For now, I have just decided to put a small camp pillow...
  33. Bear attack of hammock camper last night in GSMNP

    FYI.

    http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/gsmnp-trails-closed-after-bear-attack-21406.shtml#.VXSP54a9LCQ

    Hopefully, the young man is ok.
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    I'm sure the 1.5 or 1.8 would work great. I use...

    I'm sure the 1.5 or 1.8 would work great. I use the yellow 1.25 Z-line in my tie outs and it works just fine.
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    I have used this for a year now and yes, it comes...

    I have used this for a year now and yes, it comes apart super easily and is fairly easy to make adjustments. The ring makes a nice water break and is easy on Amsteel. I also like the rings because I...
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    This is exactly the way I hang my hammock, except...

    This is exactly the way I hang my hammock, except I use SMC descending rings. I think it was Hanging Burrito showed it to me last year at the John Rock Hang. He said that rock climbers use it (except...
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    I vote for KingsFord faking a case of...

    I vote for KingsFord faking a case of herpegonnohsyphyllaids and skipping work on Friday. I love breakfast casserole.
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    No need to limit yourself to vertical or...

    No need to limit yourself to vertical or horizontal, either. I use my silnylon zippered gear hammock from Simply Light Designs on a 45* angle coming off my head-end suspension and then stake the...
  39. You might check out this from Jared at Simply...

    You might check out this from Jared at Simply Light Designs.
    http://www.simplylightdesigns.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_26_38/products_id/401
    I bought got one from him a couple of years...
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    Not to mention that a ridgeline is great for...

    Not to mention that a ridgeline is great for hanging things like your headlamp and bishop bag with phone etc.
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    Great video. Thanks for sharing.

    Great video. Thanks for sharing.
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    Three weeks!!! I thought you were the great and...

    Three weeks!!! I thought you were the great and powerful Dutch? I expected your reply to be more along the lines of..." Yes, I took the liberty of sending you 4 yards and it should be in your...
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    Woodland Argon90?

    Dutch,
    Is the Camo Argon90 going to be available again?
    Thanks!
  44. I have the HG Winter Palace and the HG standard...

    I have the HG Winter Palace and the HG standard hex (no doors), both 11" RL. For me, the extra width really helps the most if you have to hang on trees in the 14-17' apart range because your hammock...
  45. Thread: The Big Fall

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    Did it once, now I always grab the edge of the...

    Did it once, now I always grab the edge of the hammock and fold it over the edge of the UQ. The worst for me was about 30 years ago. My parents had a bridge hammock suspended on our deck with cheap...
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    As others have said, try shifting your whole body...

    As others have said, try shifting your whole body so that your knees are actually to the foot side of the ridgeline (for you, to the left of the RL). I am head left/feet right, but try to get to this...
  47. I am curious about your system as well. I like...

    I am curious about your system as well. I like the idea of using a descender ring larksheaded to the continuous loops to act as a water break. Are you just using Amsteel leads to tie a slippery sheet...
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    I have the Nexus net from Simply Light Designs....

    I have the Nexus net from Simply Light Designs. Simple, light and it works. I like the corner pockets. I usually just put a small rock in the pocket by my head and it keeps the net from flopping on...
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    The Mrs has respectfully declined. The kids will...

    The Mrs has respectfully declined. The kids will just be getting back back from the Dominican mission trip. She doesn't want to be gone that weekend.
    I'm still attending...I really, really, really...
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    We can sort out the minor details as such when I...

    We can sort out the minor details as such when I get her to the campsite. Look forward to seeing you there, grannypat!
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