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  1. Life is SHORT.I licked the problems associated...

    Life is SHORT.I licked the problems associated with my SS by putting it on the shelf,going to a more comfortable hammock with a real down underquilt,topquilt,and UQP.I am pleased with my Dutch...
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    My favorite trees are pines about 6inch diameter...

    My favorite trees are pines about 6inch diameter followed by oaks of the same dimension.Least favorite is a Scaly Bark Hickory.That scaly bark is a bit of a pain to deal with so I avoid it if...
  3. Clisby Clark and I spent a cold windy night at...

    Clisby Clark and I spent a cold windy night at Millers Gap a few months ago.It was time to hang the tarps and we passed by several spots looking for adequate trees/safety etc.

    The two I hung...
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    Personally,I would drive and spend the money I...

    Personally,I would drive and spend the money I "saved" on more gear that I really don't need!:laugh:
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    The whole idea behind the boot hammock is to keep...

    The whole idea behind the boot hammock is to keep the shoes out of the spider zone.We have one called the Brown Recluse.It's the Brown Bear of spiders.My brother-in-law nearly lost a finger to...
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    I love my Warbonnet Superfly for a cold...

    I love my Warbonnet Superfly for a cold weather/privacy tarp.You can shut out the rest of the world with the SuperFly.I use my sit pad under the hammock for a clean place to stand,hang all the...
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    I recently purchased 4 foot long 2inch wide...

    I recently purchased 4 foot long 2inch wide Spider 1.5 from Dutch with 12 feet of Spider 1.5 x one inch.
    I put an Evo loop on one sewed loop of the hugger.On smaller trees I run the excess hugger...
  8. So glad you survived unscathed.Did the rats...

    So glad you survived unscathed.Did the rats nested corner of the tarp just flop around in the wind all night or were you able to stake it somehow?
  9. All true!I think I know who made that "never too...

    All true!I think I know who made that "never too high" remark!But since I have a level on my ridgeline I just wonder if I could be level and not slide footward-did that one night and was too tired to...
  10. So I wonder if one of us old guys were to hang...

    So I wonder if one of us old guys were to hang his hammock more on level rather than higher on the foot end would there be a significant advantage or am I asking for trouble? I have already learned...
  11. Looks great for car camping.

    Looks great for car camping.
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    I've gone back to my original bag method because...

    I've gone back to my original bag method because I can get more in the pack that way although I pay about an ounce penalty to do it.The vacuum bags are still an awesome piece of kit though.
  13. Someone told me once that if I fudged just a...

    Someone told me once that if I fudged just a little on the 30 degree hang angle I could get the tarp lower to the hammock.I'm going to assume that having the hammock a little closer to the ground to...
  14. Thanks guys.I will likely stick with my HG...

    Thanks guys.I will likely stick with my HG standard for a while yet but the less than 4 oz weight of the asym I see (out of stock currently) on Dutch's site sure is tempting.
  15. I am getting the impression that nobody really...

    I am getting the impression that nobody really uses the asym tarp.Anybody use one?Any thing special I should know before trying it?
  16. Have You Ever Used an Asym Tarp in Heavy Rain and Wind?

    Anyone here have any experience with asym tarps?I am thinking about trying one again after ditching my Hennessey Expedition Asym.
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    I think part of the equation is a little...

    I think part of the equation is a little claustrophobia for me in a hammock,plus being suspended on amsteel and strap material,and a dash of anxiety thrown in on top of exhaustion at the end of day....
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    How does Kevlar perform compared to Spider 1.5?...

    How does Kevlar perform compared to Spider 1.5? Does it stay flat or want to "bunch up"? I am switching away from my beetle buckles on poly spider black and white straps in favor of a lighter set up...
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    Whilst we are on this subject-I had the same...

    Whilst we are on this subject-I had the same ropey hard to untie and slipping beckett hitch issue one afternoon with the Blue Dutch 2.0.Fortunatley I remembered the 2 Dutch toggles in my bag and used...
  20. Well,not sure where I got them but they look like...

    Well,not sure where I got them but they look like titanium to me and have the same profile as the mini groundhog.All I know is,They Work when the shepherd hooks don't and the shepherd hooks will go...
  21. FWIW,I get up about the same whether at home or...

    FWIW,I get up about the same whether at home or in the hammock.For me,what I drink during the day or at night makes a difference;especially if it contains caffeine or much sugar.
  22. I have the 2QZQ and use it coupled with my cuben...

    I have the 2QZQ and use it coupled with my cuben tarp;especially in winter.In summer I might use it depending on where I will be camping and what the ground and weather conditions are expected to be....
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    Actually,I did not roll or fold anything.Just put...

    Actually,I did not roll or fold anything.Just put stuff in the bag past the indicator line,zip it closed,open the valve and mash down on the package until you're satisfied and close the...
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    Excuse me for sayin' so,but with a name like Duct...

    Excuse me for sayin' so,but with a name like Duct Tape I would think you would have no problem sticking to your pad.As for me,I never could stay on top of mine,not even when I bot the WBBB with the...
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    heres a pic177373 Thats a 20 degree HG Phoenix...

    heres a pic177373

    Thats a 20 degree HG Phoenix and a 20 degree Warbonnet tq on the left.Puffy jacket and night clothes on the right.Bags weigh 2 oz each.Saved 1.5 oz over my previous bagging...
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    I own the HG Standard.In my opinion it was a huge...

    I own the HG Standard.In my opinion it was a huge mistake because it is just not enough tarp.
    If you want to go the dyneema route,pay the money for the Winter Palace and then you will have something...
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    Im going to try the vacuum bag just to see if I...

    Im going to try the vacuum bag just to see if I can move to a smaller pack.I have always just crammed my two quilts into a bag inside the compactor bag liner and they always are bulky.
  28. I have found it more convenient lately to have a...

    I have found it more convenient lately to have a bag to hold my stake bag and suspension bag.I then use that bag to hold All other bags as they get emptied plus any extraneous gear that I might want...
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    I just realized I can spend over $300 for an...

    I just realized I can spend over $300 for an ultralight pack to save a pound over my current pack OR I could just carry 1.5 liters of water rather than 2.And I always take more food than I usually...
  30. I don't own a sewing maching,and it I did,would...

    I don't own a sewing maching,and it I did,would have no idea what to do with one.However,I do own some metal snips so I set out to make my own Caldera Cone for my alcohol stove.It was a an effort and...
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    FWIW,I am using the Dutch Side Zip in Hexon 1.0...

    FWIW,I am using the Dutch Side Zip in Hexon 1.0 year round because the net helps hold in some heat.
    I have noticed that when the net is opened to get out there is a noticeable difference in air...
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    Yo Clibsy Clark,I think I was rockin' the gear...

    Yo Clibsy Clark,I think I was rockin' the gear hammock when we went to Dockery Lake and also Burrell's Ford.You probably couldn't see it for the Super Fly! I do love that tarp when the weather gets...
  33. Try your method first.If the advice came from...

    Try your method first.If the advice came from Shug then it's the way to do it.Honestly,it's been a while since I tweaked mine but I do remember tightening it a little more on the right side so that...
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    My Hennessey Expedition Asym was sufficient most...

    My Hennessey Expedition Asym was sufficient most of the time,until it wasn't.Some would argue I didn't have it pitched correctly and I have been told that in inclement weather if you "fudge" the 30...
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    I second this opinion wholeheartedly.I love my 12...

    I second this opinion wholeheartedly.I love my 12 foot tarps but usually take an 11 because I have had occasions where only an 11 would work and even then it was a tight fit between the trees.
  36. Ditto what SilvrSufr said.I keep my straps in a...

    Ditto what SilvrSufr said.I keep my straps in a separate bag and put it in the hammock bag for a containerized setup.Open the hammock bag,take out the suspension bag,use a Nano 22 or Evo Loop
    on the...
  37. Not trying to "top" anyone's story but almost...

    Not trying to "top" anyone's story but almost before my finger was off the "add to cart" button,Jared emails me and we hash out the details of my new tarp.Service beyond all expectations.I don't know...
  38. One thing I learned the Hard Way is to keep the...

    One thing I learned the Hard Way is to keep the secondary suspension slightly tighter on one side.In my case it would be my right side as I sleep head left/foot right.This makes the quilt slide off...
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    I am probably the only person in this forum who...

    I am probably the only person in this forum who is not fond of snakeskins.I just pinky wrap the lines or not,unhook tarp from one end and start cramming it in the bag.Somehow this works for me.I have...
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    I might add that I usually write down a hiking...

    I might add that I usually write down a hiking plan and any pertinent phone numbers for rangers etc when applicable.Really not an issue since I am with other reliable people but it does give her some...
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    If it's not too much trouble,could you share your...

    If it's not too much trouble,could you share your pack list with us?
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    It could be that they are afraid of becoming a...

    It could be that they are afraid of becoming a widow.
  43. Sidney Hornblower's backup kit got used to great...

    Sidney Hornblower's backup kit got used to great effect one night when the dummy he went hiking with let his suspension bag with everything needed to hang fall out on the BMT because that old person...
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    You could sew a Shug patch on it.Would give a lil...

    You could sew a Shug patch on it.Would give a lil cool factor to your hang!
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    So I walked up to our refrigerator freezer one...

    So I walked up to our refrigerator freezer one day and shoved a glass into the water dispenser.Don't know what happened but water squirted everywhere and before I knew it I let out an immediate and...
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    That could be an incredibly expensive move in...

    That could be an incredibly expensive move in both financial and human terms.One thing I do as a general rule is to give the wife a designated "start worrying time".If I am not back by pitch black...
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    I have always had free reign to go and do as I...

    I have always had free reign to go and do as I pleased which included lots of other hobbies other than backpacking in the woods.The only stipulation she has now is that I go with others when not...
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    I think you would be better served to abandon the...

    I think you would be better served to abandon the idea and get Warbonnet buckles,Dutch buckles,or Dutch's Beetle Buckles and use 7/64 amsteel like everyone else.I tried the descender rings for a...
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    I tried netless.There's things I like about it...

    I tried netless.There's things I like about it such as availability to my gear hammock on the right side as I exit to my left side.Also,no zipper to hassle with.

    But in the end,I am going to stay...
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    What kind of bag are you using?

    What kind of bag are you using?
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