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    matty, I use a ucr/whoopie guy line. On the tarp...

    matty,
    I use a ucr/whoopie guy line. On the tarp side is where the loop is. What would normally be the loose end of a whoopie becomes the long part attached to the tent stake. On the stake end use a...
  2. Mountnman, glad you posted this. Thought you told...

    Mountnman, glad you posted this. Thought you told me 72'' in Damascus, but wasn't sure. Now I know what the next project is!
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    Antigravitygear has some in stock as of Saturday...

    Antigravitygear has some in stock as of Saturday 6 Apr!
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    Big +1 on the service. Ordered an UQ and XXL...

    Big +1 on the service. Ordered an UQ and XXL quilt last year. Great stuff. Now I need to get out more and try to wear it out!
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    It's not an Evernew but a friend pointed out the...

    It's not an Evernew but a friend pointed out the 1 liter bladder by Outdoor Products at Wallyworld. Not much to look at, it's pink with an odd shape. However, the threads seem to match the Squeeze...
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    I use Mammut Moses Wire Gate Carabiners at 27...

    I use Mammut Moses Wire Gate Carabiners at 27 g/each. Very nice carabiners but they don't beat te-wa's offer!
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    57hop, How is the torso pad working out?...

    57hop,
    How is the torso pad working out? Thinking about one and wanted to see how your purchase is going. Thanks.
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    Caveman, I'm certainly not an expert, but I would...

    Caveman, I'm certainly not an expert, but I would recommend using UCR instead of whoopies. These are easy to adjust and if milked properly don't slip. Have this on my tarp using 2.2 mm Zing-It and so...
  9. Like using a pile hitch to connect the guy line...

    Like using a pile hitch to connect the guy line to the stake via Redoleary's video (see http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31355&highlight=pile+hitch). Use a UCR or prussick on the...
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    Big +1 on the XXL TQ from Wilderness Logics. It's...

    Big +1 on the XXL TQ from Wilderness Logics. It's great.
  11. Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. Have to ask:...

    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. Have to ask: would be fair to say there is some influence from Andrew Skurka's book? Just wondering.
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    you'll definitely love the XXL TQ. It fits us big...

    you'll definitely love the XXL TQ. It fits us big guys just right.
  13. Shug, my big question is how after working hard...

    Shug, my big question is how after working hard all summer did you get the boss' approval to go to the piney woods for a couple of days?!
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    Thanks for posting. The quality of the photos is...

    Thanks for posting. The quality of the photos is astounding. Really brings out the beauty of the area.
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    Probably. It is a flat tarp, which is what I...

    Probably. It is a flat tarp, which is what I wanted plus being on sale, but the general line of thought is get a cat cut tarp for the tighter pitch. The choices for a great tarp are endless: WB...
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    it might be but not really sure. Even though it's...

    it might be but not really sure. Even though it's listed as 8x10 it's a bit longer than 10' so most hammocks will fit with no problems. I'm very new to all this but pitching the tarp taut hasn't been...
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    While there isn't overnight parking, I'd highly...

    While there isn't overnight parking, I'd highly recommend a hike to the Cascades Falls in Giles County. it's a little less than an hour from Radford. One link for this is:...
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    Well deserved break! Enjoying the 3/4 UQ and the...

    Well deserved break! Enjoying the 3/4 UQ and the XXL TQ.
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    Have had good luck using a 'double' marlin spike...

    Have had good luck using a 'double' marlin spike hitch and a carabiner. Put the strap around the tree, overlap the two sides and tie a marlin spike hitch with both layers. Put the carabiner through...
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    Etowah 8x10 Sil-nylon tarps on Sale

    Don't know if anyone would be interested but Etowah Outfitters has their 8 x 10 tarps on sale for $75 (free shipping in the lower 48). Only color is grey.
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  21. Thread: Knots?

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    ... ... David, thanks for this. I've never...

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    David,
    thanks for this. I've never tried a pile hitch, but definitely going to give it a spin. Using a clove hitch currently to connect to a tent stake.

    big +1 on having the...
  22. Loved the pork hock scenes. Pork hocks....

    Loved the pork hock scenes.

    Pork hocks. Barbequed pork. Hard to believe it's from the same animal!
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    Man, just recently ordered the XXXL top quilt...

    Man, just recently ordered the XXXL top quilt (great for us full-sized guys) and 3/4 underquilt. Not going to have to start saving even more pennies!
  24. Maztrain, love the video. What are the songs?...

    Maztrain, love the video. What are the songs? Thanks.
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    Yep gotta love the braided mason line. ...

    Yep gotta love the braided mason line.

    Actually I like using for tarp guidelines using it in UCR mode. Since the line is so inexpensive, the lines are about 12 feet long to reach those ties off a...
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    Rev, Brickwrux has a great posting at...

    Rev,
    Brickwrux has a great posting at http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41503&highlight=wilderness+logics

    I'm the same size as you and in an email to Marty I asked the same...
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    Have a general question on using a simple sling....

    Have a general question on using a simple sling. Do you have to use a dutch clip or carabiner to attach to a tree, or can you simply use the loop on the sling to feed the other end through?
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    Brickwurx, Thanks for posting this. I just found...

    Brickwurx,
    Thanks for posting this. I just found the thread. Thinking this is the TQ for me at 6' and 285+.

    One question: do you have a wider UQ or do the ones around 45 inches work fine?...
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    That would be fantastic! Please let me know what...

    That would be fantastic! Please let me know what a reasonable price is and how to order some.
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    Opie, wanted to check, do you have some pink...

    Opie, wanted to check, do you have some pink amsteel you want to get rid of? I'll take some off your hands if you do! How much?

    I'm new to the whole hammock thing, so looking to gather up some...
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    1. gator1981
    2. Dublin, Va, 24084

    headchange4u,
    Thanks.
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    Trying to run down some cheap amsteel. Do you...

    Trying to run down some cheap amsteel. Do you really have some pink cord you're trying to unload?
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