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    Welcome to HammockForums! You're in the right...

    Welcome to HammockForums! You're in the right place...

    There are quite a few of us from the area and a few members I know of that are in Brooklyn. I was born in Sheapshead Bay and lived there...
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    NJ overnight location needed...

    I have an event to attend on Saturday the 22nd, in Washington Twnshp NJ.. I want to do a short hike in to an overnight spot saturday evening, with an option for a nice loop on Sunday. I am coming...
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    FS: Ultralight Rain Chaps

    These ultralight Rain Chaps can replace wind and/or rain pants over a wide range of conditions and are the perfect addition to a poncho-based rain system. Great in the summer to keep your crotch...
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    WTB/WTT: Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Still looking

    Anyone? Anyone?
    Bueller?

    Still looking
  5. PM coming Carter...

    PM coming Carter...
  6. This is the crux of it ^^^^^ I have no...

    This is the crux of it ^^^^^

    I have no complaints about how my Arc Blast is made or how it performs. It felt perfect right out of the box. The Arc suspension gives me options for how I want it...
  7. JB--- it's 3/4.. thanks. If it were 1" I would...

    JB--- it's 3/4.. thanks. If it were 1" I would use one of the dozen or so tree straps I have. Smooth weave and pretty thin. Yes, the webbing in the picture you linked to. It's about six inches...
  8. Final entry on this one.... I'm ok with this. ...

    Final entry on this one....
    I'm ok with this. It's unfortunate, but what is, is.
    I love my Z-Packs gear, will keep using it until I can no longer. However they won't get any new business from...
  9. They finally got back to me.. four emails in...

    They finally got back to me.. four emails in total. The last had a subject line that apparently got their attention.

    The response... "We are experiencing a very busy hiking season. "

    Maybe...
  10. That was me... It was a HammockGear DCF tarp,...

    That was me... It was a HammockGear DCF tarp, rigged with 1.2 Z-Line and tarp worms. I bought it from a member here who had added a very small loop of doubled 3/32" shock cord. I left it there as...
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    That's my preferred design, but since adopting a...

    That's my preferred design, but since adopting a Half Style hammock it's been no bueno.. the RL is outside the bug net so your organizer has to hang somewhere between the middle of the hammock or at...
  12. Welcome back!! Jimmyb and I swapped emails over...

    Welcome back!! Jimmyb and I swapped emails over the weekend. Thought that would be wise. Quest Outfitters has the webbing I need, but the 5/8" is too heavy duty than what we need. Jimmyb didn't...
  13. Sad to report I still haven't heard from them.. ...

    Sad to report I still haven't heard from them..

    I have a few items in my cart totaling about $220... All it would take is a response from them with answer to my question and I would finalize...
  14. Specs say it's 1.2 lbs for the pair. I suspect...

    Specs say it's 1.2 lbs for the pair. I suspect much of that weight is in the biners. Swapping them out for a lighter climbing biner could shave some poundage. Or don't bother.. use it as is.
    ...
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    Should be a pretty easy DIY project if you...

    Should be a pretty easy DIY project if you replace the plastic thingy that hooks on to the RL with a prussik..
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    I don't use one any longer.. I just made a small...

    I don't use one any longer.. I just made a small peak bag for one hammock and made a small gear hammock for the other two.. small.. about a foot long.

    That said my favorite organizer was one I...
  17. Poll: ^^^^^ THIS EXACTLY ^^^^^ I prefer split rings...

    ^^^^^ THIS EXACTLY ^^^^^

    I prefer split rings

    I look at linelocs and immediately think.. I gotta carry all that plastic?
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    Awesome story! Welcome to HF. I tried...

    Awesome story!

    Welcome to HF.

    I tried to view your Project link but got dead ended... if you have any questions about DiY'ng tarps or hammocks, let me know!
  19. Very similar to the system I used for two...

    Very similar to the system I used for two seasons... though mine was not nearly as bright as yours!!
    :lol:

    I use the button knot connection point on all of my hammocks and tarp connections.. ...
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    I have one large Cherry Tree and recently lost a...

    I have one large Cherry Tree and recently lost a bunch of white pines that were my other end anchor. Sunk a 6x6 15' away from the tree and mounted a bird house up top..

    I sleep out back pretty...
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    Always keep them attached to the tarp. ...

    Always keep them attached to the tarp.

    Stakes go in a DCF Taco bag with tree straps.
  22. Welcome!! Don't let the rain stop you! It's...

    Welcome!!

    Don't let the rain stop you! It's just a little different. And the sound of rain on the tarp while sleeping is sure to help you have a great sleep!

    Cheers Mate!

    M
  23. Thanks.. I don't need a new belt. The padded...

    Thanks.. I don't need a new belt. The padded portion is fine. I just want to add a little length to the buckle webbing so it's easier to grab.

    Thank you to all of you who responded. We're...
  24. FS/FT: Tarp is sold to Lisar. Thank you Lisar and...

    Tarp is sold to Lisar.

    Thank you Lisar and thank you HF.

    I'll close and move the thread when I get home.


    Sent from somewhere east of Montauk...
  25. I did. No bueno. I get the auto-response when...

    I did. No bueno.

    I get the auto-response when I contact them, but nothing else.

    Really bad form if you ask me and a loss of a few hundred dollar order. I'll find the webbing, cordage and...
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    Neat idea. I have the commercial version, but...

    Neat idea. I have the commercial version, but being the die hard DIY'r I am, I would have gone this route had I seen it years ago.
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    Welcome aboard! This is the place to learn and...

    Welcome aboard! This is the place to learn and connect!!
  28. My current Half Wit clone is in Monolite 1.0......

    My current Half Wit clone is in Monolite 1.0... and has a removable bug net that can attach to my 1.6 Hyper D. Since I use the net so infrequently, and only in warm weather, I don't have a lot of...
  29. I love their gear but waiting a week for an email...

    I love their gear but waiting a week for an email response when there are no other options for contacting them is really poor form.

    I am not going to hassle with it anymore. I'll get what I...
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    WTB/WTT: Cuben poncho - ->

    I have to stop backpacking with cmoulder.. every trip I do, I come home wanting to try more gear...

    Looking for a DCF rain poncho.. Z-Packs preferred.. MLD would work. Open to alternatives.
  31. FS/FT: Still available... open to trades.

    Still available... open to trades.
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    Welcome!! I am on the south shore. Quite a...

    Welcome!!

    I am on the south shore. Quite a handful of LI'rs here.

    I am an assistant organizer for the Hammock Hangers Meetup Group.. We do a good number of weekend trips in Harriman,...
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    Doesn't make a difference other than setup. Once...

    Doesn't make a difference other than setup. Once you load the hammock with body weight, the SRL will tension... unless you weigh less than your water bottle and loaded RL organizer.
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    Split ridge lines on both my Standard and palace....

    Split ridge lines on both my Standard and palace. Gave up on continuous ridge line ages ago.
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    One my back.. Either leg bent, but usually my...

    One my back.. Either leg bent, but usually my left. I am left lay, so my left knee leans on the left hammock side.
  36. I've done this a few times and always make note...

    I've done this a few times and always make note that the item is offered concurrently on another site and the 'I'll take' time stamp is the honored. It's a bit a bear to manage, but otherwise it...
  37. Tomorrow makes one week waiting on Z-Packs to respond to an email....

    Not what I would expect from Z-Packs...

    I reached out regarding replacement webbing for my Arc Blast hip belt... I got crickets so far.

    Z-Packs doesn't have a presence here that I know of, do...
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    Over the years I found I need less and less stuff...

    Over the years I found I need less and less stuff hanging in the RL organize. At this point I use a peak bag just slightly larger than my iphone.
  39. Thread: Tree straps

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    After going through a ton of options I've settled...

    After going through a ton of options I've settled on Kevlar.. I was committed to 2.2 Kevlar for its' ease of releasing after loading it (I use 12' straps with a Becket Hitch to Dynaglide CL's). ...
  40. I can weigh in here... Hyper D 1.6 has long been...

    I can weigh in here... Hyper D 1.6 has long been my favorite fabric. My first DIY hammock is in this wonderful fabric and I have another few yards to make another. The hand is fantastic. There is...
  41. I just got back from four days on the Laurel...

    I just got back from four days on the Laurel Highlands Trail in PA and used a modified version of the AutumnUltralite ridge line. The spliced eye and button knot work amazing for securing the tree...
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    I use hook worms (in an unconventional manner) to...

    I use hook worms (in an unconventional manner) to suspend the tarp when using a single line suspension setup.. they are perfect for this.
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    I didn't break them torquing them down, it was a...

    I didn't break them torquing them down, it was a mild breeze and mid-size trees with just a wee bit of sway..
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    If you're referring to these.. proceed with...

    If you're referring to these.. proceed with caution if you're using them as you would a Dutch Hook... They are aren't very strong. I tried it in place of Dutch Hooks a few years ago and it snapped...
  45. FS/FT: Weekend bump Sent from somewhere east of...

    Weekend bump


    Sent from somewhere east of Montauk...
  46. FS/FT: AHE HUG is sold Thank you! Sent from...

    AHE HUG is sold

    Thank you!


    Sent from somewhere east of Montauk...
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    Looking good! After many years and many...

    Looking good!

    After many years and many hammocks I came to the conclusion that I used the bug net so infrequently I'd be better off without one, or at least a minimalist configuration. First I...
  48. If you're clipping the Hook Worm to shock cord,...

    If you're clipping the Hook Worm to shock cord, just squeeze the hook a bit tighter so it won't fall off when the shock cord is slacked. When it's stretched tight and under tension, the Worm is...
  49. FS/FT: FS / FT - KitsapCowboy Glasgow KISS Asym Clone / AHE The HUG (Half Bug Net)

    KitsapCowboy Glasgow KISS Asym Clone -

    Refer to Kitsap's original post for more info...
    - Replicated this super versatile Asym in 1.1 Wide Silpoly from RBTR.
    - Features 1/4" double rolled hem...
  50. Absolutely.. that's all I have been using for...

    Absolutely.. that's all I have been using for the past few years.


    Sent from somewhere east of Montauk...
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