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    Look for spots that are more sheltered if you...

    Look for spots that are more sheltered if you can. The down wind side of a small hill, a thicker area of trees, brush. Then position if you can so that your tarp will help to block the wind from...
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    In climbing ropes it is critical for you to use a...

    In climbing ropes it is critical for you to use a different size. The reason why is that if you were to use 10mm rope and try to get it to wrap around 10mm rope it would not grip well, it just can't...
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    Some folks use stuff to clean it off. Some folks...

    Some folks use stuff to clean it off. Some folks let it dry and then it just breaks down in time. Some use one of our Sap Sacks to keep the rest of their gear clean. Some don't. Sap is a part of...
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    And the winner of the #YouDoNotGoToGround photo...

    And the winner of the #YouDoNotGoToGround photo contest is Max Daniels with his photo here. Max will be getting an AHE accessories pack with a couple stickers, Arrowhead Patch, Mini Banshee...
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    No using a under quilt with a HH bottom entry is...

    No using a under quilt with a HH bottom entry is not that big of a deal. UQ's hang from shock cord so that they move with the hammock as you move in them. Using the bottom entry to get in and out...
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    Shudder runs down my spine. Ground, yuck. ...

    Shudder runs down my spine. Ground, yuck.


    First off if you HAD to put something down on the ground to protect the hammock from abrasion. You are probably 90% more likely to rip your hammock...
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    4 loops around. Once the line breaks in and the...

    4 loops around. Once the line breaks in and the coating wears off a bit 4 will grip great.
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    It's manufactured as an arborist throw line so it...

    It's manufactured as an arborist throw line so it works great for bear bags and such. It's way overkill for guylines and any tarp rigging but some do. It is hollow braid and made to be spliced and...
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    Years. But check for wear regularly.

    Years. But check for wear regularly.
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    The weight and bulk difference from Dyan to 7/64...

    The weight and bulk difference from Dyan to 7/64 amsteel is double. The strength difference is not double though. Dynaglide is rated to 1000 pound test Amsteel is rated at 1600.

    I and many...
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    Some great entries so far! Keep them coming, one...

    Some great entries so far! Keep them coming, one more day to get your photo into the contest. I will be picking the winner this weekend and announce it Monday. Got some great gear in the winners...
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    I messed around with one of the down...

    I messed around with one of the down alternatives....not this stuff as we won't do anything with that company.... after some serious testing I decided it was not a suitable choice for anything we...
  13. Looks like a nice spot!

    Looks like a nice spot!
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    We can build it. ;) I would do 1/8th"...

    We can build it. ;)

    I would do 1/8th" Whoopies, 1.5" straps and climbing rated carabiners.
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    Girth hitch through the channel. Very simple and...

    Girth hitch through the channel. Very simple and secure.
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    Welcome Neighbor. With a handle like Jet pilot...

    Welcome Neighbor. With a handle like Jet pilot and located in O town I'm assuming your posted at Hill?
  17. 30-40 above rating and I start to get...

    30-40 above rating and I start to get uncomfortably warm. This varies a lot person to person and your individual comfort is really what you should be thinking about. I like to be warm, not hot. I...
  18. When you look at the math there is no real reason...

    When you look at the math there is no real reason for longer than 6 foot long slings.

    You want your suspension to hang at about a 30 down slope from the trees to the hammock. Now with that in...
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    We do though stock the parts and pieces for you...

    We do though stock the parts and pieces for you to make your own. Add a bag and filter of choice and it takes less than 10 minutes. Super easy DIY project.
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    No. We discontinued the Aqua Simple close to 4...

    No. We discontinued the Aqua Simple close to 4 years ago.
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    Welcome neighbor.

    Welcome neighbor.
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    The first few nights in a hammock are a change...

    The first few nights in a hammock are a change for your body. I usually take a few nights to get the feel of the hammock and a full nights sleep. Some Tylenol PM, Melatonin or ZZZquill will help to...
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    Yep, just there to save you a few seconds. If...

    Yep, just there to save you a few seconds. If you're using a buckle or ring system then it's a few greater seconds than if your using shorter straps with a whoopie system.

    Someone will also...
  24. RL on a gathered end hammock is often used to set...

    RL on a gathered end hammock is often used to set the sag of the hammock. With a bridge your hammock does not need a RL as the structure of the hammock sets the bed areas tension. To have someplace...
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    Gunner has not worn out any quilts to date. He...

    Gunner has not worn out any quilts to date. He has kids, family and loaner gear that he is gracious enough to let fellow hangers use at hangs. The Life span on a quilt is many years more than 1.5 ...
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    Not sure where Extrem is getting there info but I...

    Not sure where Extrem is getting there info but I work pretty close with Climashield here in the US and their current recommendation for sewing is such:

    "The only required stitching, aside from...
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    I have a little knowledge in this world. ;) A...

    I have a little knowledge in this world. ;)

    A single layer of 6oz should take you comfortably to around 25F, Single layer of 5 to Freezing or there about. I would not bother with any quilting,...
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    106299 Hope that helps.

    106299

    Hope that helps.
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    Yep that's it. Right in that small triangle...

    Yep that's it. Right in that small triangle between 21 and CRooked River Road. Right when you turn off 21 you go down CRR (384) about 200 feet and the swing left (north) into that triangle and go...
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    Thats odd, opens right up for me. Try the link...

    Thats odd, opens right up for me. Try the link on the upcoming hangs page at AHE
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    Spots super easy to find. And the Google maps ...

    Spots super easy to find. And the Google maps Lat and long are spot on. :D
    No fire wood needed, we have a forest full of trees. ;) Assuming KSC will bring the chain saw again we will drop one and...
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    Pot Luck Dinner Sign Up and # Attending ...

    Pot Luck Dinner Sign Up and # Attending




    Pgibson +1 - Chicken Cilantro Lime Taco's (semi-spicy)
    KSC - Something
    arczeneb - Procuttio, salame, cilantro salad with asparagus
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    Sound Good Keith.

    Sound Good Keith.
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    ID Spring Meat and Greet.

    Getting all of the planning in place for the Spring Meat and Greet.

    June 4th -June 7th. I and possibly a few others will arrive Thursday the 4th to get the spot for the weekend. Main event is...
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    48" for upper 2/3rds on regular and long, 45" for...

    48" for upper 2/3rds on regular and long, 45" for short. Tapers toward the foot end. Custom wider widths on request for a small custom work charge.
  36. Well put! And I like those black straps with...

    Well put!

    And I like those black straps with Orange stitching, Very sharp. ;)
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    Really good examples of not going to ground. ...

    Really good examples of not going to ground.

    If you all did not see a little after posting this I set up a photo contest in the AHE section/Facebook/Twitter/Google+ Details here: ...
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    Some Great entries already!

    Some Great entries already!
  39. Thread: Epiphany!

    by pgibson
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    Take that a step further and you will realize...

    Take that a step further and you will realize that hammocks are just your own personal portable tree house. Now all we need are some rubber band guns and we will be all set.
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    "You Do Not Go to Ground" photo contest

    I'm starting the "You Do Not Go to Ground" photo contest. Begins now and runs 1 week. The rules are simple: Post a picture here of you not "going to ground." It can be could be using structures...
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    Here is another of my favorite shots of no tree...

    Here is another of my favorite shots of no tree hang. This is one Te-Wa Posted a few years back

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    Trees? We don't need no stinking Trees!

    Lots and lots of discussions lately about how to hang from different things...."what do you do when there are no trees?" To many of these threads talk about going to ground. :thumbdown:


    First...
  43. Thread: Tarp Ridgeline

    by pgibson
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    Over or under work fine as does just off the...

    Over or under work fine as does just off the ends. I think it would be very hard to measure any significant wear on the tarp from the RL under the tarp. There should not be a lot of movement of...
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    I'm of the loose packed quilts crowd as well. I...

    I'm of the loose packed quilts crowd as well. I use a trash compactor bag as a liner then in go quilts, down jacket, down socks, down hat.... and anything else that I want to keep from getting wet. ...
  45. Thread: moral delima

    by pgibson
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    well just looking at heights your moms more...

    well just looking at heights your moms more likely to be comfortable in the Eno than you would be.

    Overall I'd suggest you sit down and talk with her about it and probably go do a test hang set...
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    An under quilt will change hammocks for you.

    An under quilt will change hammocks for you.
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    Silver your in 10th looks like but the crowd...

    Silver your in 10th looks like but the crowd thins further with only 5 active posters in that group.
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    Just did a bit of looking at the stats and...

    Just did a bit of looking at the stats and Cannibal is no longer top dog. Shug passed him up about 1500 posts back. Madd is in 5th but only him, Shug and Hawkeye are active in that top 5. Thats a...
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    Congrats to you Madd. With people eater not...

    Congrats to you Madd. With people eater not posting anymore someone has the chance of stealing top poster. I'd Say your in the running. ;)
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    Very cool that you hung the full trip. Lots of...

    Very cool that you hung the full trip. Lots of amazing photos. :D
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