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  1. Thank you very much

    Thank you very much
  2. jacksrbetter.com

    jacksrbetter.com
  3. I love this rigging, your video, the diagram and...

    I love this rigging, your video, the diagram and all the explanation. Just got me a brand new Cuben Fiber Tarp from HG. Love it but it does not stuff well. It likes to be folded or rolled. Have...
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    Best knot tying site for learning: Animated Knots...

    Best knot tying site for learning: Animated Knots by Grog

    Easiest weight learn as long as you follow along live while watching.
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    She has made me 5 or 6 skins now and all are...

    She has made me 5 or 6 skins now and all are great after 9 months or so use. I too highly recommend her!
  6. Thanks to all for your ideas. Just wanted to...

    Thanks to all for your ideas. Just wanted to share the final approach used by my son. See photo:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=16247&c=3

    He is still doing testing and...
  7. These are some great ideas. Thank you and please...

    These are some great ideas. Thank you and please keep them coming.
  8. Thank you. Could not find a link to email to or...

    Thank you. Could not find a link to email to or an email address at the link you provided. Any further help on those appreciated. Again, thank you
  9. Help with a Science Fair Project - Breaking strength of rope

    Greetings all. My 14 year old son is doing an 8th grade science fair project on the impact of various knots on the breaking strength of a rope. He is a Boy Scout and enjoys hanging in his Blackbird...
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    Sent you a PM. Let me know what you think

    Sent you a PM. Let me know what you think
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    Check my gallery for a custom OES that has 144'...

    Check my gallery for a custom OES that has 144' ridgeline and doors built in. I am actually about to put it up for sale as my go to is a BMJ (Spin) with doors though the doors are silnylon
  12. Thread: Snakeskins

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    go to OutdoorTrailGear.com and follow the links...

    go to OutdoorTrailGear.com and follow the links to Cottage Industries and Mountaingoat gear. She does a great job on UL skins of noseeum mesh. You can mostly see them in this picture: skins
  13. Thread: Scout Leaders?

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    Troop Committee Chair, Troop 149, Arlington, VA...

    Troop Committee Chair, Troop 149, Arlington, VA here. Former Cubmaster and Cub Scout leader of 9 years. One of my 3 boys is an Eagle Scout and hopefully two to go. I made it to Star Scout in my...
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    1.7 SL - no bites 1.7 DL - no bites 1.0 DL - no...

    1.7 SL - no bites
    1.7 DL - no bites
    1.0 DL - no bites

    But one real sleepless night last June in the double 1.7 with seemingly thousands of mosquitoes buzzing around my head all night outside the...
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    Thanks and yes I hank the line exactly as you...

    Thanks and yes I hank the line exactly as you describe. I think it is the biner and the figure 9 that cause most of the problems.
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    ah ... so you leave the line attached. I guess a...

    ah ... so you leave the line attached. I guess a double ended bishop bag (which I have extra of) will work the same. Thank you
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    Single line tarp ridge line tangle

    Hey all. I use a single line tarp ridge line made out of 1.75 lash-it, 2 soft shackle prussik loops to attach to my tarp and a prussik loop with a small Figure 9 on it. For the gizilliointh time I...
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    Only in relation to the orange color of the speer...

    Only in relation to the orange color of the speer no tangle to the orange dynaglide. Speer no tangle is great guyline but it is not a braided rope that can be spliced or hold the kind of load the...
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    I am sure that down booties are just fine but one...

    I am sure that down booties are just fine but one of my sons and I have been using the integral designs booties for 3 years now. They are great. This is a good deal
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    I could be mistaken but I think if you check the...

    I could be mistaken but I think if you check the knot on any Warbonnet Blackbird with line suspension that Warbonnetguy uses a Figure 8 with a loop as the knot for the line suspension with Amsteel. ...
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    Poll: Many thanks to everyone for sharing and providing...

    Many thanks to everyone for sharing and providing your thinking on this. It is a great collection of info that I hope will also help others in the future.

    For my part, and after hearing...
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    Figure 8 with a loop:...

    Figure 8 with a loop: http://www.abc-of-rockclimbing.com/climbing-knots/figure-eight-loop.asp

    Have fun!
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    Poll: Length of your tree straps?

    I have been using one inch wide, seven feet long tree straps with my now dynaglide whoopie slings on my WBBB. Seven Feet of strap has worked but is generally a little more than needed. I have been...
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    Yeah I should have checked back for the exact...

    Yeah I should have checked back for the exact number but the 300+ user stuck in my mind more from some PMs Paul and I went back and forth on. Sorry and thanks.
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    Paul at AHE advertises dynaglide for use up to...

    Paul at AHE advertises dynaglide for use up to 250 lbs but there is one regular 300+lb user that has never had a problem. I love mine!
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    Will do but figured since his purchase seemed...

    Will do but figured since his purchase seemed immediate I would just throw it out there but I understand I should put on the For Sale Forum.
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    Not in the Atlanta area but if you do decide to...

    Not in the Atlanta area but if you do decide to pull the trigger on an NX-250, I have one like new that I am trying to sell. It has been used on one 5 night trip and two other 1 night trips. It is...
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    Great pics everyone. Below link is my youngest...

    Great pics everyone. Below link is my youngest sons first night in a hammock.

    My first night in a hammock!

    35 degrees that night and he was good and ready and loved it.
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    MacCat Deluxe Door Mod Questions

    Can someone tell me the weight added by the 2QZQ door mod to the MacCat Deluxe? Thinking about doors on both ends. Thanks.
  30. Have you tried a small pillow or stuff sack with...

    Have you tried a small pillow or stuff sack with some extra clothing in it between your legs especially at the knee area. This angle change works for me. Keep experimenting before you buy a new...
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    Yes, you understand what I tried to say. I...

    Yes, you understand what I tried to say. I happen to have one long AHE chain link sitting at home not in use so I will give it a try. I was just going to grab whatever line I had lying around but...
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    I have a SL 1.7 Traveler and we have 3 different...

    I have a SL 1.7 Traveler and we have 3 different WBBBs in my family; DL 1.7, SL 1.7 and DL 1.0. Absolutely no issue with breathability.
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    This is indeed brilliant. I wonder if you could...

    This is indeed brilliant. I wonder if you could create the same thing with a fixed triangle of some simple mason line, zing-it or lash-it? Something like 3 Alpine Butterfly loops with small biners,...
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    Perfect. Many thanks Grizz!

    Perfect. Many thanks Grizz!
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    Not trying to revive this thread for long but...

    Not trying to revive this thread for long but newbie to splicing. Can someone point me to a thread or picture on how to stitch the bury of a fixed eye loop? Thank you.
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    Whoops ... and picture of that Clark NA I am...

    Whoops ... and picture of that Clark NA I am happy to sell in my gallery or here is direct link:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=8205&catid=member&imageuser=3144
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    Welcome from another avid Scout leader and...

    Welcome from another avid Scout leader and hammock camper of a couple plus years now. I swear by the WBBB. Two of my three sons, Scouts of course, love the WBBB too and the third is a Clark NX-250...
  38. Thread: Summer UQs

    by MrToot
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    Well I missed that boat. I weighed the Arrowhead...

    Well I missed that boat. I weighed the Arrowhead Equip 1S 2/3rds quilt last night. 11.4 ounces in its stuff sack and including the 2 micro carabiners supplied.

    You can find pictures of it...
  39. Thread: Summer UQs

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    I will weigh it again to be safe or Paul can...

    I will weigh it again to be safe or Paul can chime in if he sees this but recollection is 14 oz.
  40. Thread: Summer UQs

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    Hi Mak. Just down the street from you in...

    Hi Mak. Just down the street from you in Arlington. Did the AT from Route 50 to Route 7 the weekend of may 15 with my new Arrowhead Equip. 1S Lost River 2/3rd Under Quilt. Very light and perfect...
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    Rod Hollow Shelter (AT) info needed

    Hi All. I am leading a group of 10 Boy Scouts and 5 adults on a 2 night, 3 day, 15 mile trip from Ashby Gap to Snickers Gap (VA). We are leaving Friday night and spending the first night at the Rod...
  42. Thread: Guy Lines

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    I have the prussic attached to me tarp and have...

    I have the prussic attached to me tarp and have used both loops depending on the situation. I love these guylines!!
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    I would love any tips on the traveller. I love...

    I would love any tips on the traveller. I love my blackbird and use it a lot. I have tried the Traveller for UL as well but have struggled on the comfort front. I use underquilt vs. pad. I am...
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    GoLite UltraLite 1+ Season Quilt

    Anyone have any experience they can share with this new quilt from Golite? Thanks.
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    30 degree angle up to the tree from the logical...

    30 degree angle up to the tree from the logical straight line running tree to tree and through each end of your hammock gets you the perfect tautness of the RL.
  46. Thread: So Many Tarps!

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    Okay. Funny it is :)

    Okay. Funny it is :)
  47. Thread: So Many Tarps!

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    BTW - that is my WBBB Dbl 1.7 and AHE Bean...

    BTW - that is my WBBB Dbl 1.7 and AHE Bean Burrito cover under the tarp. So you too can have that exact setup. I only used the tarp three times before moving to the SuperFly with removable doors.
  48. Thread: So Many Tarps!

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    See these pictures: ...

    See these pictures:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/album.php?albumid=228

    Just what you want. 10x12 made by Brian at OES. Great quality. I still love my MacCat but when it comes to doors...
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    75 cent piece of tent pole repair tube. REI, any...

    75 cent piece of tent pole repair tube. REI, any camping store or Walmart. About 3 inches is all you need but they sell them at REI in 4 inch sizes. Works great. Very light and since hollow you...
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    That looks great on function and quality. I am...

    That looks great on function and quality. I am curious how you / they determined what size the doors would be. Did you pick a pitch angle or distance or ...?
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