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  1. Maybe try lining the inside seams with Gorilla...

    Maybe try lining the inside seams with Gorilla Tape. Could add a barrier and help the poles from rubbing through as the bike rattles them.
    Shug
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    Here are some pix of my 11' XLC under my 11' DIY...

    Here are some pix of my 11' XLC under my 11' DIY Blackcrow tarp. Never gotten a wet end.
    Shug

    https://live.staticflickr.com/3894/15146467390_9ff1e91df6_c.jpg
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    Love that area! Did my one canoe trip up that...

    Love that area! Did my one canoe trip up that way.
    Shug
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    I leave it on as I am fluffing at a very low...

    I leave it on as I am fluffing at a very low heat. Though I do secure my suspension ends by loosely knotting them up.
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    Pads and sleeping bags will get you going for a...

    Pads and sleeping bags will get you going for a while. Focus on getting a good and proper hang and be patient on your hammock quest.
    In the beginning I wanted my hammock system to be lighter than my...
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    You stare out the window endlessly awaiting USPS,...

    You stare out the window endlessly awaiting USPS, UPS or FedEx.
    Never quick enough.
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  7. Thread: 1st DIY hammock

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    It is 6:42 into video below. Shug ...

    It is 6:42 into video below.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/cFHvX56ZKNs
  8. Thread: Type of pad

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    If using a pad I prefer an inflatable. More...

    If using a pad I prefer an inflatable. More comfortable for me and less sweating.
    I do have a Klymit Static V 3/4 length pad for when I think I may have to go to ground.
    It is 12.5 ounces in small...
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    Sticky: Sorta depends on trees in your area. I carry a 5'...

    Sorta depends on trees in your area. I carry a 5' and a 7' here in Minnesota.
    Check out my Suspension Playlist if you want some general...
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    I have not made a video to that point as I never...

    I have not made a video to that point as I never camp in State Park car sites but sometimes in the backcountry sites. Rangers rarely go to those sites as I usually see them driving around on patrol....
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    Expensive pad for deep winter camping. Rated to...

    Expensive pad for deep winter camping. Rated to -32
    If not going that low you could spend less.

    R VALUE CHART FOR PADS (Click on it)
    176945
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    I jury-rigged my Frankenquilt UQ around the...

    I jury-rigged my Frankenquilt UQ around the footbox to keep my feet warmer in winter. Just a test. Took some fiddling. A parka over the footbox could/would accomplish the same thing.
    Better to get a...
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    Watch the video below at 1:24 in to see some...

    Watch the video below at 1:24 in to see some buckle info.
    Note the suspension hang angle.


    From Warbonnet:
    Blackbird, Blackbird XLC, Traveler hammock Setup:
    The following describes a detailed...
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    Whichever direction you go...... Always remember...

    Whichever direction you go......
    Always remember to check and migrate your down.
    And wash yearly with a good down wash. Also throw in dryer on air fluff or low to reinvigorate the down from time to...
  15. All I can offer is some You Tube video...

    All I can offer is some You Tube video results......https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mayan+hammocks+how+to+hang
    May give some insight.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/AJx8G5Ekmmg
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    We thru hiked the Border Route Trail a couple of...

    We thru hiked the Border Route Trail a couple of years ago and it was tougher than I thought it would be. We were wet the whole time!
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    I do not have any splicing video as my splicing...

    I do not have any splicing video as my splicing time was short lived.
    Now I just purchase whoopie slings and the likes.
    Shug
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    That is a great area and I have backpacked BRT...

    That is a great area and I have backpacked BRT several times so know right the area you were. Whooooo Buddy))))
    Shug
  19. Thread: Help?

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    Shug https://youtu.be/PG-0ktBEGk0 ...

    Shug


    https://youtu.be/PG-0ktBEGk0


    https://youtu.be/qUq01fUeRbs
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    In the video below you can see how high the UQ...

    In the video below you can see how high the UQ should go when tightened at 1:33 into the video.


    https://youtu.be/xrGfSgt1w2E
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    Deleted first response. Not enough coffee when I...

    Deleted first response. Not enough coffee when I typed my thoughts.
    As to WBBB, try to center your buttocks in the hammock better perhaps.
    Shug
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    Make the main suspension even tighter. The Yeti...

    Make the main suspension even tighter. The Yeti should lift the hammock up higher than one would imagine without you in the hammock. Then adjust by increments from there.
    My UQ...
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    You got a good and handy skill there to whip that...

    You got a good and handy skill there to whip that stand up.
    Righto!
    Shug
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    I kinda want one! Shug

    I kinda want one!
    Shug
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    Not sure. The first evolutions of the Draumr were...

    Not sure. The first evolutions of the Draumr were only offered in regular and they are always improving. But I do like the room in the XL.
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    XL is pretty roomy. And I am 6' tall. Shug ...

    XL is pretty roomy. And I am 6' tall.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/IWdatsAnu7Q
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    The photos on their website look the same style...

    The photos on their website look the same style as the XL.......https://www.amokequipment.com/collections/draumr-hammock/products/draumr-hammock
    Contacting them may be your best bet. ...
  28. Thread: Hello from Quebec

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    Salut! I have a bunch of hammock info on video...

    Salut!
    I have a bunch of hammock info on video if you want to peruse.....https://www.youtube.com/view_all_playlists?nv=1
    Enjoy the hammock quest.

    Shug
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    You could put a small inflatable pad in the...

    You could put a small inflatable pad in the footbox of your TQ or sleeping bag like I do. I always do as it keeps my heels padded and feet warm.
    https://www.rei.com/product/845302/rei-co-op-sit-pad...
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    Goobie is known for always having a Kringle on...

    Goobie is known for always having a Kringle on him! They are Deelish-ee-oh-so////////
    Your parents got lucky.
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    Maybe a Whoopie Pie Kringle is waiting to be...

    Maybe a Whoopie Pie Kringle is waiting to be done.......https://www.ohdanishbakery.com
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    Hey...some of the Wisconsin crowd there it seems!...

    Hey...some of the Wisconsin crowd there it seems! Did they bring Kringle?
    Those are some nice big ol' lobsters. Reckon butter was had.
    Shug
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    Never hurts to double up. Sometimes it helps...

    Never hurts to double up. Sometimes it helps psychologically.
    Shug
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    I just got a bit misty...... Good words.

    I just got a bit misty......
    Good words.
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    Haaa....I am just another hammocker. Whooooo...

    Haaa....I am just another hammocker.
    Whooooo Buddy)))))
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    In my opinion an inner pole mode is the way to go...

    In my opinion an inner pole mode is the way to go for winter. Sheds show much better. The double ridgeline poles that connect to side pull outs catch snow.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/xGJxi5j6rGU
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  37. Thread: Quilt options

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    20 is a good choice . You can always vent the...

    20 is a good choice .
    You can always vent the UQ if needed.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/FMhYRJ9dxtA
  38. Thread: Banana Hammock

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    Are you going to start selling Fruit-Flyz for a...

    Are you going to start selling Fruit-Flyz for a Fruit Roll-up tarp?!
    Good looking 'naner.
    Shuggy
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    Stacking or layering works very well. The EE...

    Stacking or layering works very well. The EE article on is very good.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/ppcT-HeRy0E
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    I am just a hammocker that films stuff. Just...

    I am just a hammocker that films stuff.
    Just finished my Summer show season so hope to get trail-bound next week. Then a trip with my buddy Hickery.
    Whoooooo Buddies))))))
    Shug
  41. There are a lot of suspension options out there...

    There are a lot of suspension options out there so maybe you have not found your personal suspension muse as of yet.
    My suspension Playlist for your perusal if...
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    You may want to try to bais your UQ suspension to...

    You may want to try to bais your UQ suspension to your foot side. See how that works in video below at 2:50 in.
    It can really help.

    Carry forth.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/D9N3KkV5Zf4
  43. Thread: KnowNothing

    by Shug
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    As a Ginger....I was taught this creed as a boy:...

    As a Ginger....I was taught this creed as a boy:
    "Red on the head
    Few and far between
    The best of all the rest"

    Shug
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    It would only take a half an hour. I hit hard and...

    It would only take a half an hour. I hit hard and go..........
    Himself
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    Got mine from Devil Woman...

    Got mine from Devil Woman flags......http://dwflags.com/store/view_product.php?product=HammockForumsORINGINAL
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    I have two. One for Shug And one for Sean of the...

    I have two. One for Shug
    And one for Sean of the Hickery Brothers.
    Got mine from Devil Woman flags.......http://dwflags.com/store/view_product.php?product=HammockForumsORINGINAL


    ...
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    I scan through my friends list from time to time...

    I scan through my friends list from time to time and so so many are long gone from being on here anymore. Life of a Forum I daresay.
    Folks move on.
    Some stay.
    Hey Hey HoHo.
    Shug
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    I have gigged the last 28 Labor Days....

    I have gigged the last 28 Labor Days.
    https://youtu.be/TYbFIl13mzw
    But today was a zero day.
    Shug
  49. Thread: KnowNothing

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    I spray my hammock with permethrin. Fine on...

    I spray my hammock with permethrin. Fine on fabric.
    Really helps.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/W8LRCZNhl8I
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    For one....I always seam seal every tarp...

    For one....I always seam seal every tarp ridgeline I have. Why risk a drip?
    I do inside and but sometimes outside too on tarps I made myself.
    Shug
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