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    That is why I carry a dog bone or two. Just not...

    That is why I carry a dog bone or two. Just not whoopies. ;-)
  2. Fun one! Thanks!

    Fun one! Thanks!
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    Sounds like good stuff. It would be particularly...

    Sounds like good stuff. It would be particularly good in a polyester because that handles UV better than nylon. I think that is what Hennessy uses on most of his tarps and hammocks.
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    What I do not understand is why anyone would use...

    What I do not understand is why anyone would use a whoopie with a cinch buckle. One only needs *ONE* point of adjustability.

    I kind of get it with the rest of the bling, they are for folks who...
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    FWIW most of the "improvements in the last 20 or...

    FWIW most of the "improvements in the last 20 or so years has been in fancy pattern stitching not sewing quality.

    Between us we have 7 machines if you include two old treadles I intend to clean up...
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    The 30 Deg angle has nothing to do with a...

    The 30 Deg angle has nothing to do with a comfortable lay. It's about distributed stresses.

    Comfort is what the ridge line is all about. That sets the slack.

    I assume that you are hanging...
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    My guess is most will be on pool decks or patios...

    My guess is most will be on pool decks or patios for the summer then disintegrate from the UV.
  8. FWIW I think you have the wrong terms and the...

    FWIW I think you have the wrong terms and the wrong impression. Maybe some of the stuff sold to the college lounge crowd like some stuff from ENO and Byer could be called entry level as they are...
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    Thanks. Tagged to watch later. The things we do...

    Thanks. Tagged to watch later. The things we do for out furry buddies. ;-)
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    FWIW I would be looking at a fairly steep tarp...

    FWIW I would be looking at a fairly steep tarp pitch to let the water run down. If I was car camping an hour with the coleman lantern on the ground under the tarp would also dry out a lot. For the...
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    FWIW If you are going the thread locker route...

    FWIW If you are going the thread locker route also do some painting. I have seen iron pipe fail at the joints due to rust where the protective coating is removed with some metal as the threads are...
  12. Do a search for "pipe rail fittings" without the...

    Do a search for "pipe rail fittings" without the quotes. Also may find it under awning hardware. Take your imagination from there.
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    FWIW for two setups 2 fence top poles will be...

    FWIW for two setups 2 fence top poles will be very tight. 3 will give you a lot of room to play and then scrap. 2x4 or conduit come in 8-10 ft lengths. You don't want to splice them. Start high...
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    That thread brings back good memories. ;-) As...

    That thread brings back good memories. ;-) As was pointed out several times there is no relationship. They only happen to come close. Give a choice I would go a bit flatter to have tension on the...
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    The 30 deg hang angle is to equalize the rope...

    The 30 deg hang angle is to equalize the rope stress. The 83% is an empirical number from a bunch of folks who experimented with adjustable ridge lines to get the most comfortable lie. The numbers...
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    The search tool is your friend. There is a...

    The search tool is your friend. There is a regular group of canoeists as well as back packers who have submitted trip reports. Type Algonquin hike in the box in the upper right and hit enter. The...
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    GO for a hard solid braid for knots. About any...

    GO for a hard solid braid for knots. About any of the polyester family will work.

    FWIW Amsteel degrades significantly when tied in a knot. Most hollow braids have similar issues. The bend...
  18. A lot of it depends on the kind of trip and what...

    A lot of it depends on the kind of trip and what you have to manage when you go to bed. Outside of a flashlight and maybe glasses anything else is optional.

    I think you will find most people...
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    FWIW the simple answer to a sagging ridge line is...

    FWIW the simple answer to a sagging ridge line is that the hammock is too curved because the ends are too close together.

    If the Atlas straps are shorter than whoopees that might fix it. My...
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    It sounds like your suspension is too long. That...

    It sounds like your suspension is too long. That is one of the problems with whoopees. Lose them and use a fixed loop or short strap when hanging on your porch.
  21. If small air pockets worked my thermos bottle...

    If small air pockets worked my thermos bottle would still be OK after the vacuum seal broke.
  22. What I'm trying to figure out is the difference. ...

    What I'm trying to figure out is the difference. I thought Dyneema was polypropylene
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    Looks great. Check out the various stand...

    Looks great.

    Check out the various stand threads.
  24. Yet another fun trip for us armchair travelers. ...

    Yet another fun trip for us armchair travelers. Maybe I will be able to get out by the end of summer. Thanks for the trip. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. ;-)
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    Good one! Thanks! FWIW for folks who like to...

    Good one! Thanks!

    FWIW for folks who like to play with their suspensions a descender ring just past the end of the hammock provides a water break as well as hard point to change out the...
  26. FWIW from what I can tell zing it and it's...

    FWIW from what I can tell zing it and it's competitors are relatively poor choices for a ridge line. Any polyester solid braid around 1/8 in in diameter will be more than strong enough, take knots...
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    FWIW There is a difference between creating a...

    FWIW There is a difference between creating a simple fast setup and creating a race over who has the fastest setup. Efficiency itself is an artform. I think that is what you see talked about the...
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    FWIW the short answer to "what happens" is that...

    FWIW the short answer to "what happens" is that if you tie or tack something to a tree it grows around it as the tree adds yearly rings on the outside under the bark. The problem is the race between...
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    I guess no one carries a fire tarp anymore. A...

    I guess no one carries a fire tarp anymore. A 5x7 is ample for around the dinner fire while away from where I sleep.
  30. glad to see you are recovering well. FWIW...

    glad to see you are recovering well.

    FWIW while you were having your adventure I was getting a new knee. One of the best range of motion moves I have found is to sit in my office chair with my...
  31. FWIW When Thinsulate insulation was put on the...

    FWIW When Thinsulate insulation was put on the market there was a lot of information put out about the reason it worked with less loft than down. In short, after a lot of testing they thought they...
  32. FWIW When Thinsulate insulation was put on the...

    FWIW When Thinsulate insulation was put on the market there was a lot of information put out about the reason it worked with less loft than down. In short, after a lot of testing they thought they...
  33. I had forgotten about those long float trip...

    I had forgotten about those long float trip rivers. They are something I would enjoy if I get paddling down that way. Beautiful country. Thanks for taking us along!
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    They are not something I would advocate. 1 inch...

    They are not something I would advocate. 1 inch straps are too narrow for the reasons we use straps. If you really want light use whoopees. If you are willing to sacrifice a couple of ounces go to...
  35. Out of the hospital recovering from joint #4, L...

    Out of the hospital recovering from joint #4, L knee, and get another Shug video! What a treat. If I stop doing surgeries I hope you keep making videos! ;-)) Thanks for the ride along!
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    FWIW I also like an inside continuous ridge line...

    FWIW I also like an inside continuous ridge line with something more than zing-it size line as well as a steep pitch if expecting snow. It takes a lot of load off the center seam.
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    The only reason I read Backpacker anymore is to...

    The only reason I read Backpacker anymore is to see what not to buy. If they endorse it it's junk. Probably very overpriced junk. The really good stuff does not lend itself to the mass marketing...
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    Wiggy has a reputation for being extremely...

    Wiggy has a reputation for being extremely knowledgeable about synthetic bags. I first heard about him in the mid 1980's. From what I know you can put your money on his products. If I was looking...
  39. Very clever! I'm impressed.

    Very clever! I'm impressed.
  40. Good One! Thanks for showing us.

    Good One! Thanks for showing us.
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    "buy once, cry once" is baloney. Post processing...

    "buy once, cry once" is baloney. Post processing baloney. ;-) Your best bet is to go to a hang or a couple of them before spending the big bucks. My advice would be to look at the Dutch deals for...
  42. I think HH uses polyester that stretches less...

    I think HH uses polyester that stretches less than nylon. If the Ultimate is nylon that would account for a difference. So would a difference in the thickness of the material used.

    FWIW The...
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    FWIW - if your budget is tight look at urethane...

    FWIW - if your budget is tight look at urethane coated nylon or polyester instead of sil. Heavier but cheaper and probably more durable.
    As folks have said ENO works but there are better. OTOH...
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    That will be a nice setup. Do not forget a big...

    That will be a nice setup. Do not forget a big tarp to go over the whole thing for a sun/rain shade. I'd say over the ridge line.:lol:
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    What puzzles me is why one has to do it one way. ...

    What puzzles me is why one has to do it one way. Depending on the tarp, the trip, and the weather I hang mine in whatever way makes the most sense to me that day. ;-)
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    Stainless is a family of steels with 10.5%...

    Stainless is a family of steels with 10.5% minimum of chromium added. There are a wide range of properties other than corrosion resistance. What you have is probably steel out of two different...
  47. Good one! Makes me yearn for the piney woods. ...

    Good one! Makes me yearn for the piney woods. One knee down, one to go and then maybe I can get back into the woods again!
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    FWIW I guess the Scouts don't skinny dip anymore....

    FWIW I guess the Scouts don't skinny dip anymore. Too bad.

    There is a lot to the group dynamics and location. It is very easy to drop tarp walls and sit in one's hammock so that one is...
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    One sweet job! FWIW that is about the only man...

    One sweet job!

    FWIW that is about the only man portable way I know of to do long trips in the winter because one can actually dry out reliably. ;-)
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    FWIW I have a slightly different take on what...

    FWIW I have a slightly different take on what Hennessy does. I think the fold is made and punched to position the knot. We have seen cases of people replacing the rope with something like amsteel...
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