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    'Suspension Systems' would be more about how you...

    'Suspension Systems' would be more about how you hang your hammock from the trees (straps, daisy chains, whoopies, etc). Check out 'Weather Protection' for tarp stuff, including guy lines and ridge...
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    Have you tried out your gear in adverse...

    Have you tried out your gear in adverse conditions?
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    You've definitely come to the right place. Good...

    You've definitely come to the right place. Good luck with your trip!
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    This is me. My camping buddy loves bringing me...

    This is me. My camping buddy loves bringing me along. He can run around in shorts all day and night, no skeeters. Me? I gotta put on a burqa. Now, when it comes to fire ants...he finds them every...
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    How'd it do with wind-driven rain, or that wasn't...

    How'd it do with wind-driven rain, or that wasn't a problem?
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    I use hook worms. I have shock cord loops on my...

    I use hook worms. I have shock cord loops on my 2 tarps, the hook worms are attached to my stakes. I plan on getting a DCF tarp with doors in the near future. So, instead of having to buy multiple...
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    I wouldn't push it too far. I think your biggest...

    I wouldn't push it too far. I think your biggest issue would be if it were cold & windy with no UQ protector...you'd have to have the tarp as low as possible. Seeing you got a Superfly, shouldn't...
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    I primarily camp in FL. I use a 40F Phoenix late...

    I primarily camp in FL. I use a 40F Phoenix late October through mid May. I guess the Yeti would be the equivalent?
  9. No, mine are attached to stakes, with a Dutch...

    No, mine are attached to stakes, with a Dutch tarp worm. I have shock cord loops on the tarp tie outs.
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    Prolly here: ...

    Prolly here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forumdisplay.php/113-Southeast
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    Could always use longer branches laying around. ...

    Could always use longer branches laying around. But yeah, hiking poles work great.

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  12. 10' but i'm mostly hanging from pine or palm...

    10' but i'm mostly hanging from pine or palm trees here in Florida. I've run into some large live oaks where I'd use up almost all of my strap, and a few that wouldn't go around at all. 15' would...
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    There's a post on here where someone (or a group)...

    There's a post on here where someone (or a group) basically went through dry/wet weights of all 3 materials. IIRC, the DCF still picked up some water weight because of surface tension, but nowhere...
  14. I think this is where they get a lot of...

    I think this is where they get a lot of hate...they don't offer that option. Email only, but they also have Twitter and Insta.

    However, sometimes complaining via Twitter or Insta gets quicker and...
  15. I'm over in Orlando. I use a 40F Econ Phoenix...

    I'm over in Orlando. I use a 40F Econ Phoenix and Burrow set. Had no issues with low 40s. This past winter wasn't too chilly, so I didn't get a chance to see how far I could push the set. For...
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    Are you within the return window? If so, send...

    Are you within the return window? If so, send them back and check out the other vendors here. For example, the HG Econ Incubator 20F (std length + 1oz overstuff) weighs the same as the OV UQ, and...
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    I bet the tin itself. Lotta places don't allow...

    I bet the tin itself. Lotta places don't allow food items in cans or bottles.
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    Nice review of that Diamondback quilt. I like...

    Nice review of that Diamondback quilt. I like that drawstring feature to pull in the sides...I could see that being a good addition for those times I'm not using a hammock.
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    Got mine in earlier today. My buddy ordered one...

    Got mine in earlier today. My buddy ordered one as well, he said his was delivered too. Can't wait to try 'em.
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    Well, I did post about "The Hammisack" a while...

    Well, I did post about "The Hammisack" a while back. Care to give it a try? I checked their site...they even dropped the price from $149 to $99! Better hurry up though, they have until June 6th to...
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    Between silpoly and silnylon? Dunno, but can't...

    Between silpoly and silnylon? Dunno, but can't be too much of a difference. A buddy of mine has the 30d silpoly bushwack camo Thunderfly and it came in the same stuff sack size as my 20d. So, I...
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    Up to you...I have the Thunderfly in silpoly. ...

    Up to you...I have the Thunderfly in silpoly. Packs down crazy small. Works for me for my type of backpacking. If I ever did a true winter trip, I'd spring for the Superfly or the DCF Winter...
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    How do you pack your tarp? Stuff it back into...

    How do you pack your tarp? Stuff it back into the stuff sack? I could see maybe the possibility of puncturing if you had the sorta pointy end pushing into the tarp while trying to smoosh it into...
  24. Honestly, if your guylines are attached to the...

    Honestly, if your guylines are attached to the tarp you don't really need any hardware. On the free end of the guyline, just use a marlin spike hitch with the stake.
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    I ordered a true blue single layer 70d El Dorado....

    I ordered a true blue single layer 70d El Dorado. Never tried a WB hammock before, figured this would be cheaper way to give it a go. I like the fact that I can change the lay by switching around...
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    Oh, and in Florida...we got sandhill cranes for...

    Oh, and in Florida...we got sandhill cranes for daytime naps.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVEmpdMU_d8
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    Oh...the whippoorwills. They will keep going...

    Oh...the whippoorwills. They will keep going until sun up. I bring earplugs now.
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    This is the method I use as well.

    This is the method I use as well.
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    I'm in Florida...and I skip the summer months. I...

    I'm in Florida...and I skip the summer months. I use a 40F Phoenix, rather than a full length Incubator for the rest of the year. I think you could still use the 20F Incubator and vent it. I guess...
  30. Thread: New guy PNW!

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    Both of your links are to Shug's videos. I think...

    Both of your links are to Shug's videos. I think you were referring to Frozen's series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTCE1tiNHAoMx-_k2Rao6JE3_Ukt8KcSq

    Good recommendations for...
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    I've been using the HG mesh tarp sleeve. Yeah,...

    I've been using the HG mesh tarp sleeve. Yeah, it's kinda slippery when trying to roll it up...however, I think that's a minor issue compared to the 'bubble' on the two piece non-mesh sleeves. I...
  32. How noisy is it? Tyvek is pretty crinkly.

    How noisy is it? Tyvek is pretty crinkly.
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    I think you need more Amsteel for 4 continuous...

    I think you need more Amsteel for 4 continuous loops and 4 whoopie slings. For a 6' whoopie sling, I think it's around 14' of Amsteel.
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    I bought one of their top quilts after they ran...

    I bought one of their top quilts after they ran into an issue with it (baffle size) and reduced the price to $50. It worked ok, just bulkier and heavier than a down quilt. I used it with night...
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    I did a similar road trip in June 2010, moving a...

    I did a similar road trip in June 2010, moving a family member's truck from Anchorage to Orlando FL. Did it in 96 hours, door to door. We stopped for gas, food, and bathroom breaks.

    With the...
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    Jumped right in. Used a Walmart bugnet hammock,...

    Jumped right in. Used a Walmart bugnet hammock, ratchet straps, a big tarp and a sleeping bag. Spent two rainy nights on an island. Loved it. Wouldn't have changed a thing because I learned so...
  37. Thread: The Hammisack

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    Yeah, this seems like one of those solutions in...

    Yeah, this seems like one of those solutions in search of a problem. And, it doesn't really improve upon using a tarp. If it's pouring down rain before you get this set up, your hammock is gonna get...
  38. Thread: The Hammisack

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    The Hammisack

    So this popped up on my FB feed today.

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    I thought "ain't this a summer sock?" I guess it is, but with a waterproof side to use in lieu of a tarp. But then I'm looking at it and thinking...
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    If you're looking for a tarp for your Draumr XL,...

    If you're looking for a tarp for your Draumr XL, I think the width is more important than the length since you're laying perpendicular to the trees and ridgelines.
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    Maybe the Warbonnet El Dorado? I spot checked a...

    Maybe the Warbonnet El Dorado? I spot checked a few of the colors, seems they have a bunch in stock.
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    13' tarp gonna need more space between the trees....

    13' tarp gonna need more space between the trees. An 11' gathered end hammock with a structural ridgeline is about 9' long, so you'd have 2' coverage over each end. It's got doors, so I'd go with...
  42. I went with the Half Zipped because it was...

    I went with the Half Zipped because it was lighter and cheaper than the Chameleon (w/bugnet).
  43. I live in Florida. I need the bugnet year round....

    I live in Florida. I need the bugnet year round. I like to drink beer. I need the tieouts to keep the hammock open when I'm getting in for the night.
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    Yeah, at the entrance. Knock on wood, hasn't...

    Yeah, at the entrance. Knock on wood, hasn't been a problem so far. I think the key thing is to not have anything in the vehicle that would look tempting. I keep my interior clutter free at least,...
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    Went to Hal Scott this past weekend for a 2...

    Went to Hal Scott this past weekend for a 2 nighter. It has a pitcher pump, but over the years we've been going it's never worked. Was pleasantly surprised to see a new pump, and that it works. ...
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    My go to is Hal Scott off of Dallas Blvd/528. ...

    My go to is Hal Scott off of Dallas Blvd/528. There are 2 primitive sites there. Also, Wekiwa Springs, there's a few primitive sites...some accessible by canoe only. Lake Lizzie down in St. Cloud....
  47. Check out the Hammock Gear Quest tarp for $99.99...

    Check out the Hammock Gear Quest tarp for $99.99 or UGQ penny pincher series for $84.95 w/stuff sack.
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    I've only used my Phoenix/Burrow 40F combo down...

    I've only used my Phoenix/Burrow 40F combo down to the low 40s. With socks on, I didn't need anything else. I'm 6'1" and the Phoenix covers from just above my shoulders to just past my knees. I...
  49. I dunno...being inland, I tend to skip...

    I dunno...being inland, I tend to skip hiking/camping in the summer because it's just too dang hot and humid. Now near the coasts with sea breezes, it would be more bearable.
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    Except that one time I bought longer straps and...

    Except that one time I bought longer straps and forgot to swap out the beetle buckles from the shorter ones. Well, at least my backup suspension worked: becket hitch the strap to the continuous...
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