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    100% disagree with that. I weight over 235lbs,...

    100% disagree with that. I weight over 235lbs, use cargo straps for tree straps/suspension, and my go-to method is a slippery half-hitch with another slippery half hitch for a stopper. I simply...
  2. Answer: Yes, but I'm a little concerned with...

    Answer: Yes, but I'm a little concerned with their commitment levels.
  3. Senior scout project - making hammock gear - advice

    Ok, so I'm a scouter for a Venturer Scout group in Canada (That's 14 to 17 year old scouts for other countries), and the company thought they could make their own hammocks and gear. So the challenge...
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    Hammocking with a bad arm

    I cracked my elbow 2 weeks ago and in 3 weeks I'm supposed to hike and hammock camp. :( I have a small crack in my radius and bruising. No cast, no sling, but 2 more weeks before I can consider...
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    Where are all the Becket hitch people?

    Where are all the Becket hitch people?
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    Costco doesn't sell them in Canada - sad face :(

    Costco doesn't sell them in Canada - sad face :(
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    I have my tree straps and carabiners in a little...

    I have my tree straps and carabiners in a little stuffsack. Hammock with mosquito net attached in the bishop bag. Tarp in another stuffsack. Ropes and stakes in a mesh bag. All goes into one 10L...
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    Bought one a month ago at Cabelas. Plan to tow...

    Bought one a month ago at Cabelas. Plan to tow it in my sled for this winter's scout camp. Hot peach cobbler, mmm mmm! Almost pie in an hammock!
  9. Thread: Ground sheet

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    I have a 2x3 ft portion from a old yoga mat....

    I have a 2x3 ft portion from a old yoga mat. Small, foldable, but soft and warm on your feet
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    What's on your Christmas wish list?

    Just curious what people put on their wish list Hammoch wise for under the Christmas Tree.

    My list includes the HG Econ 0 degree UQ along with a BRS-3000T camp stove. I can't wait for Santa.
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    My Well Travelled Hammock

    So six weeks ago, I purchased a Dutchware Chameleon hammock through the forums (Thanks Benfishen!) However in a "Doh!" moment, I gave the wrong post office box and the hammock was returned to...
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    Ok, thanks. Well I'm not weight conscious yet,...

    Ok, thanks. Well I'm not weight conscious yet, and it keeps the rain off well enough, so I'm content for now. Thanks for the explanation.
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    So the REI tarps are PU coated? I looked on...

    So the REI tarps are PU coated? I looked on their website and it just says 75-denier polyester
    https://www.rei.com/product/893999/rei-co-op-camp-tarp-12
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    Noob question. What do sil* fabrics offer over...

    Noob question. What do sil* fabrics offer over regular fabrics? I camp under an REI tarp, which appears to be just regular fabric and it seems to keep the rain off ok.
  15. Shug, do you use any extra insulation with the 0...

    Shug, do you use any extra insulation with the 0 degree UQ and TQ, given that the lows were about -7F? I recall others saying to consider gear to be comfortable only for 10 degrees above their...
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    I'm el-cheapo, and for the past 2 years hammocked...

    I'm el-cheapo, and for the past 2 years hammocked in a Vivere hammock (think ENO knockoff) with a paracord ridge line I added using simply a bowline on each end. I leave it on all the time onced I...
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    FS: Wow. You have to be FAST on this forum! If it...

    Wow. You have to be FAST on this forum!

    If it falls through, I'll take it.
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    FS: You have mail :shades:

    You have mail :shades:
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    FS: I'm in Canada. I still want it (hammock, bugnet,...

    I'm in Canada. I still want it (hammock, bugnet, shelf) and will cover the additional cost for USPS to Canada.
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    FS: Ouch. And I just emailed that I would buy it too.

    Ouch. And I just emailed that I would buy it too.
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    FS: HanginEgger, please respond to my private...

    HanginEgger, please respond to my private message. Thanks.
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    FS: If you can ship to Canada, I'll buy it.

    If you can ship to Canada, I'll buy it.
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    Cargo straps = suspension system

    I've seen lots of suspension bling and wonder what the big deal is.

    For the past couple of years I have just used a pair of cargo straps from my tool box (Just the straps, not the ratchet). I hook...
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    Yah, but mine is a single layer. Otherwise I...

    Yah, but mine is a single layer. Otherwise I would do that. Guess I'll have to continue with UQ + pad on the inside.

    Perhaps I should get or make a second UQ, double layer that way.
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    Pad and UQ - use together?

    So last year I made a Costco UQ, and it's great for late spring to early fall, but I hammock camp year round with scouts. So I have been adding insulation with a foam pad inside the hammock. But I...
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    Thanks all for the feedback. I have decided to go...

    Thanks all for the feedback. I have decided to go with just the hammock this year, and survive another year with my Costco DYI UQ and a pad for extra insulation.

    BTW, normally I put the pad inside...
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    Good to see a fellow hanger from the rock! But I...

    Good to see a fellow hanger from the rock! But I got to ask ...

    I originally grew up on the south shore, Rose Blanche to be exact, before moving to Ontario. Just where exactly do you find trees...
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    Money money money!

    Arrrgh! Why do I have to be a skinflint ???

    Two years of camping using a $30 Eno knockoff, a DYI Costco UQ, a Chrickey bugnet, and I now want to move up to NICE things.

    BUT ....

    Including...
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    That's exactly what I use. I keep one clipped to...

    That's exactly what I use. I keep one clipped to a pocket zipper on my coat as well. Perfect night light.

    I bought mine at Lee Valley Tools...
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    Noob question. How does one use the Fronkey bug...

    Noob question. How does one use the Fronkey bug net with an underquilt? Does the bug net go outside or inside the UQ?
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    But how do you do it when you are covered in a...

    But how do you do it when you are covered in a sleeping bag in the middle of winter? Is there a way to get the pad positioned and keep it in place? Safety pins on a closed cell pad?
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    First hammock camp? First Winter Camp!

    Hi everyone.

    So I live just outside of Ottawa, Canada, where the winters can be a bit nippy. I was a scouter for the past 3 years, but I never had the chance to winter camp until this year, and I...
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