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    TMI.

    TMI.
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    I stake out my hammock with a tarp guy line and...

    I stake out my hammock with a tarp guy line and bungee loop, attaching the bottom quilt at the same points as the hammock. Keeps the bottom quilt in place without creep, the hammock’s got some width...
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    240lbs and been using the X-bend for months now,...

    240lbs and been using the X-bend for months now, hasn’t slipped once. For some reason I have slippage problems with cinch buckles, though.
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    Polyester versus 3,000lb straps

    How are the Dutchware 3,000lb straps different from the Dutchware polyester straps?

    Iíve tried two different styles of cinch buckles on the regular poly straps and they slid a few times, fraying...
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    Seems to help in the clouds, too.

    Seems to help in the clouds, too.
  6. I noticed that, too. Good point to emphasize. ...

    I noticed that, too. Good point to emphasize.


    True. In my case the original part was broken.
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    +1 exactly.

    +1 exactly.
  8. Reporting in from Sector Nine (?! I forgot what...

    Reporting in from Sector Nine (?! I forgot what was on the sign when I drove into the PNW)...

    The "Magnetic Dashboard Mount" arrived from Amazon a few days back. After recovering from my...
  9. I’ll give the magnetic mount a try, since it’s...

    I’ll give the magnetic mount a try, since it’s for a phone. Thanks!
  10. I had an Orange Screw pull free and my Tensa 4...

    I had an Orange Screw pull free and my Tensa 4 mostly tacoed. The only thing hurt was my hang time hook.

    One of the spring arms broke at the hinge 175516

    Are there any good substitutes for...
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    My original white canopy was destroyed in a...

    My original white canopy was destroyed in a squall on the beach. I’d spend long sunny days under that canopy between races. A dark blue replacement canopy was significantly cooler under the hot...
  12. Dry packed gravel Also means trouble! I use the...

    Dry packed gravel Also means trouble! I use the Tensa4 at campsites where tree straps arenít allowed. Looks ridiculous to me, at least, to see a stand set up between two perfectly spaced trees. ...
  13. That’s my setup (with a 1oz overstuff) and a 20...

    That’s my setup (with a 1oz overstuff) and a 20 degree Zeppelin UQ. Eastern Oregon was warm last weekend. Kept the UQ in place and tossed the TQ aside until midnight or so when the dry air temps...
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    Staying straight legged for too long for me...

    Staying straight legged for too long for me results in the sensation of hyperextending my knees. Raised knees or figure 4 or side sleep takes care of this.
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    The wide fabric hammock may be a factor. I...

    The wide fabric hammock may be a factor. I notice I’m closer to the poles with my wide hammock (Dutchware Hexon 1.7) than with my Sparrow. The Dutchware is also few inches longer.

    It may be your...
  16. :thumbup:

    :thumbup:
  17. I thought that about the baseline adjustment. 6...

    I thought that about the baseline adjustment. 6 inches wouldn't make much difference in the foot/head height. But with the SRL set I though it the simplest way to try getting an inch or two of...
  18. new Tensa4 stand setup w/11' hammock and 12' tarp

    My Tensa4 arrived today from Dutch. It came with the webbing straps. They're reasonable to use and everything fits nicely into the carry bag, including the tarp extension poles which I'd ordered a...
  19. Iím limited to just Friday night. Will leave the...

    Iím limited to just Friday night. Will leave the dessert with someone for the potluck. Early flight Sunday.
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    Congratulations groundhog, and thank you...

    Congratulations groundhog, and thank you SilvrSurfr and Teresa for the great idea! Hadn’t heard of these anoraks before this and they’re definitely cool garments! Groundhog, post a photo.
  21. Maybe I’m nuts, but I won’t wear socks until it...

    Maybe I’m nuts, but I won’t wear socks until it drops below around 25į. Above that? Barefoot. 25 is around my boundary into “cold” sleep wear.

    For torso warmth I have a long sleeve merino, or a...
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    General recommendations -- and I know these are a...

    General recommendations -- and I know these are a starting point -- are a 30ļ hang and a "some" flex to the SRL that's less-than-guitar-string-tight. What I've observed is that with my weight the...
  23. Lol! At least that's not happened on my TQ...

    Lol! At least that's not happened on my TQ (yet).

    Last night I put about 8-10" 3/32 shock cord loop on the hammock tie-outs. One one the left shoulder and one at the right side feet. I staked...
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    I have a fixed ridgeline on my hammocks. Isn't...

    I have a fixed ridgeline on my hammocks. Isn't the sag also adjusted by changing the hang angle? I'm finding I'm more comfortable in my hammock with a greater-than 30ļ hang angle. That's the only...
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    Saltfly, is that a bear can hanging from your...

    Saltfly, is that a bear can hanging from your ridgeline? Looks like a huge cannon barrel aimed over my right shoulder.
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    Ok, I'm in!!! :thumbup:

    Ok, I'm in!!! :thumbup:
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    This time of the year (winter) gear on the ground...

    This time of the year (winter) gear on the ground works fine. Soon the crawlies emerge (mostly spiders). I don't like spiders. i don't want spiders in my pack. Or my shoes. Especially my shoes. ...
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    Do you need a firewood shed? You could build...

    Do you need a firewood shed? You could build something more substantianal that'd serve for firewood protection in the winter with roof posts
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    Love my UGQ skully !!

    Love my UGQ skully !!
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    I've been using the X-bend retied several times...

    I've been using the X-bend retied several times while adjusting my backyard hang, using 1" Dutchware poly tree straps for a couple nights this week. I weigh 250 and nary a slip. The Dutch titanium...
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    Or even start with one of Dutch's Hexon 1.7...

    Or even start with one of Dutch's Hexon 1.7 netless $30 hammocks. Add the ridgeline for another $10. If you like hammocks you'll always need one for a friend. This is a symmetric hammock so you...
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    Zippers would seem to get in the way of the...

    Zippers would seem to get in the way of the Knotty mod. This would take some sewing but perhaps requires an added panel of fabric sewed inboard of the zipper to hold the bungee channel. The panel...
  33. Sticky: Golden!

    Golden!
  34. Ditto, the UQ slips off my left shoulder and...

    Ditto, the UQ slips off my left shoulder and works under the hammock.
  35. Do you have a USGS Quad name of the area? (Or a...

    Do you have a USGS Quad name of the area? (Or a GPS coordinate for a Trailhead or FR806 intersection?) Just something to get me within 20 miles or so... Thanks!
  36. Nice video! This summer, perhaps, a couple of us...

    Nice video! This summer, perhaps, a couple of us will visit the area for some trekking and camping. Thanks for posting!
  37. :scared: Last night I camped in the back yard. ...

    :scared: Last night I camped in the back yard. Bears visit the yard a few times each year, and I coulda' sworn I was awake as a bear was nudging the hammock and snorting. Musta been dreaming...
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    Yep, MUCH quieter yet still too scrunchy. My...

    Yep, MUCH quieter yet still too scrunchy. My traipsing through the deadwood on the ground didn't silence the frogs, but putting out the tyvek and setting my bag on it sure did. Think I'll try...
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    Oh, that's subtle, but nice! This dang noob can...

    Oh, that's subtle, but nice! This dang noob can let you get back to your preferred reading. Thanks!
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    It never rains under the tarp! :D I do have a...

    It never rains under the tarp! :D

    I do have a spare tarp (10x10 square) if that'll help.
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    Another happy TrailPro user, I see! :) :) :)

    Another happy TrailPro user, I see! :) :) :)
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    For a rather simple project quilt check out this...

    For a rather simple project quilt check out this thread:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/134451-The-GEMINI-Underquilt-65-DIY-No-Sew-All-Season-Down-Convertible
  43. I signed in on the sheet. May bring the 6yo pup...

    I signed in on the sheet. May bring the 6yo pup (a Springer Spaniel) if there are no objections.
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    I was wondering if that feature existed (that is,...

    I was wondering if that feature existed (that is, have an icon next to a thread name that takes me to the first unread response in the thread).

    Some forums (SMF for example) put a "new" icon in...
  45. 173536 Hope this works! Pass Lake: “This...

    173536
    Hope this works!

    Pass Lake: “This trophy fly-fishing only, catch-and-release-only lake has a boat launch, but use of motors is prohibited.”

    Lake Erie is CLOSED until the Saturday before...
  46. ... or given there's a loop in each end of the...

    ... or given there's a loop in each end of the shock cord attacked the corners, a simple stick works as a toggle to hold the doors back. Don't forget to remove the sticks before putting the tarp in...
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    "nearly" here seems worthy of a story... :cool:

    "nearly" here seems worthy of a story... :cool:
  48. With the Tato connectors I never untie them. ...

    With the Tato connectors I never untie them. They're attached to the door tie-outs with 3/32" shock cord, and can stretch either (1) to the opposite corner guy-out to close the door or (2) to the...
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    I've done the whole "off the grid" thing already....

    I've done the whole "off the grid" thing already. Just the same I crunched and recrunched the Tyvek for a good while and was still too stiff. So I just tossed it in the wash and dry with another...
  50. I will bring some firewood if there are fire...

    I will bring some firewood if there are fire rings. Currently looks that i can arrive Friday.

    You mentioned bringing a telescope -- usually the stargazing works out better for casual observing...
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