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  1. This might be an interesting issue for...

    This might be an interesting issue for moderators, given what is legal and illegal in various states. In Oregon, we are allow a legal medicine that is not available in all states. As an old dude, I...
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    But there is no real "tippiness" with a bridge -...

    But there is no real "tippiness" with a bridge - there is not so good technique in getting in/out of one. Numerous links in this forum point to the I Love Lucy skit were she tried to get into a...
  3. The Amazon link doesn't seem to give a length...

    The Amazon link doesn't seem to give a length option in my (Safari) browser. It is a VERY confusing ad because the product says, "16+1", the descriptive text says, "Cutequeen 2pcs 34 Loops 20Ft Long...
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    1) People don't know hammocks are an option 2)...

    1) People don't know hammocks are an option
    2) Once in a hammock, no one is there to advise on setting it up.

    When people are introduced to camping, they often end up in an "outdoor" store. They...
  5. CVKealey - thank you for the info on the $4.99...

    CVKealey - thank you for the info on the $4.99 spool. I wasn't so clear when describing my guy lines. At this time, I don't use LashIt or any "high strength" cord. For guy lines, I use green,...
  6. When I went on my first "hike", my backpack was a...

    When I went on my first "hike", my backpack was a duffle bag I carried in one hand and I wore leather "street" shoes. You have to start somewhere.

    Remember that the UQP only needs to cover the...
  7. There are a lot of votes for "leave them...

    There are a lot of votes for "leave them attached". That makes sense if you have one tarp. And I used to coil up my guy lines when putting them away back home. I had figure-9's on the tarp guy out...
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    I use the REI poles a lot. They come in two sizes...

    I use the REI poles a lot. They come in two sizes (diameters) and the smaller size is great for porch mode. If I know I'll need ridge line support, I'd take the larger (larger diameter and longer)...
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    michigandave, are you saying the greenhouse...

    michigandave, are you saying the greenhouse effect is full on because it's a green tarp? Makes sense to me.

    There are compromises with ultralite gear. Too often I hear it described as "exactly...
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    The bar with the chain looks like a level arm...

    The bar with the chain looks like a level arm that is inside some toilet water closets. When the toilet handle is pushed the level arm lifts up on the chain that lifts the flap/plug allowing water to...
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    WarBonnet provides light bungee cord for...

    WarBonnet provides light bungee cord for connecting their external pole kit to panel pullouts.
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    So you have to put them higher in the tree. But...

    So you have to put them higher in the tree. But of course there are limits., So I made a little chart using the hammock hang calculator. First I decided how high I wanted to reach. Then I decided how...
  13. Here in the PNW we have a saying, "If you spend...

    Here in the PNW we have a saying, "If you spend some amount of time in the woods (wilderness), you probably won't see a mountain lion but you can be sure they've seen you. Word is, deer are mountain...
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    You didn't mention if you were or weren't using a...

    You didn't mention if you were or weren't using a pillow. I have never found a pillow comfortable for my head. The hammock itself supports my head just fine. A pillow tilts my head up too far; puts...
  15. And that purple tarp is? Looks like a custom...

    And that purple tarp is? Looks like a custom print. OutDoorInk?
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    Just a note that I see posters talking about the...

    Just a note that I see posters talking about the strengh of the hiking pole. In my experience, that is off target a bit. When I've had a pole "fail", it's because the clamping mechanism that sets the...
  17. I'd keep the tarp independent of the hammock...

    I'd keep the tarp independent of the hammock suspension. You'll rig your hammock for the best sag (I think it has a built in ridge cord) and height above ground. But depending upon the weather/season...
  18. I've read that chocolate and wine helps too. But...

    I've read that chocolate and wine helps too. But really, if she has the patience for it, spend some time with her to dial-in her hammock as best possible.

    My experience with YoT (Youth of Today -...
  19. My guess is you have a split ring on your keys....

    My guess is you have a split ring on your keys. They come in different diameters and strengths. I'm guessing those in hardware stores are going to be stronger than those in fabric/hobby stores....
  20. I try to have the least expensive, easy to...

    I try to have the least expensive, easy to replace, part be the weakest link so it breaks first. So I have cheap split rings on my tarp guy points and ridge line. Once the wind was strong enough to...
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    As with Banjoman, though I might prefer the...

    As with Banjoman, though I might prefer the Bridge, I usually take the GE because I can string it in more places. Yes, if you can find additional trees. the bridge is great. Problem is ... those...
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    The only downside you might find with the Ridge...

    The only downside you might find with the Ridge Runner compared to your gathered end hammocks is its span, or tree distance, requirement. Two lines come off each end at the spreader bars. They meet...
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    I still use mine so I don't have to have the UQ...

    I still use mine so I don't have to have the UQ fitted just right. Also, if the hammock slips out of my hand while adjusting the suspension, the UQP keeps things clean. It has no R factor by its...
  24. The tarp keeps bird droppings off the hammock...

    The tarp keeps bird droppings off the hammock and, especially if it is near full, keeps the moon light out of your eyes. It also affords a bit of privacy when getting dressed. Because people,...
  25. Because this looks like a "team" effort, remember...

    Because this looks like a "team" effort, remember that instead of using three or four trees and bringing your suspension off the center of the trees, you can use just two trees and bring the hammock...
  26. For simplicity, consider Kammock Python straps or...

    For simplicity, consider Kammock Python straps or ENO Atlas Straps (same idea; different name). Strap goes around the tree and you just clip into sown-in "steps" about 3 to 5 inches apart. You loose...
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    Not nearly blasphemous to create a rift in the...

    Not nearly blasphemous to create a rift in the space/time continuum. It's not like you were ... on the ground :mellow:
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    Pajamas are easier to wash then hammock (and...

    Pajamas are easier to wash then hammock (and especially down). I wear jammies and often a balaclava or some "sleep cap". Light ankle socks on feet. I don't like the feel of nylon against skin so all...
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    My movement depends on how hard I've...

    My movement depends on how hard I've worked/hiked/paddled before sleep time. It is not uncommon to have a bent knee, but it is not "all the time". I pillow, if used at all, goes under a knee or by...
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    Just a matter of camp craft and awareness of...

    Just a matter of camp craft and awareness of where you are in the food chain at your location - I like to have only me in the hammock. I might have other things - a dry bag with rain gear - biner'd...
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    I use an UQP too. And I like to set my tarp up...

    I use an UQP too. And I like to set my tarp up high so I don't have to bend over much - especially if I'm with tent people who have to crawl into their shelter. But Yosf is about a foot taller than I...
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    Ah, STEEL beams. Yes, that "take down" would be...

    Ah, STEEL beams. Yes, that "take down" would be more of a challenge. :)

    Reminds me of the time (youngsters start running when I begin like that) when they were tearing down the Oregon Journal...
  33. If your kayak trip is sea kayaking rather than a...

    If your kayak trip is sea kayaking rather than a white water tour you will have plenty of room in the boat - especially if you are only staying over night. As such, if you don't mind catching a...
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    Halfed - you may think you are reading a tangle...

    Halfed - you may think you are reading a tangle of words. Once I posted a tread about how down (TQ's, UQ's, pads, etc.) doesn't "create warmth". It's a misnomer (and marketing) to think, a particular...
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    Noticed your connection to the top of 4 x 4 post...

    Noticed your connection to the top of 4 x 4 post in your car port. I hope you checked that out VERY CAREFULLY because when designed, that 4 x 4 was expected to only take a downward compression load...
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    sandblade, everyone starts somewhere. I bought...

    sandblade, everyone starts somewhere. I bought the last DIY Hammeck made before they went "commercial" and four of their cottage industry hammocks afterwards. So, for me, I wouldn't go so far as to...
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    Looking at the photo in post 1828502, it looks...

    Looking at the photo in post 1828502, it looks like solid hinges were used for one of the joints/connections. With additional reading, it seems most have determined that the pieces need to...
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    WanderingKansas, Here is a YouTube video showing...

    WanderingKansas, Here is a YouTube video showing how to put this bug net on:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgZANMX4KnY

    I'd start by saying you put the hammock inside the bug net (zipper...
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    tplusfive - the pole mod isn't so much to give...

    tplusfive - the pole mod isn't so much to give tension as it is to create more internal space by pushing the sides out. This is useful in general and more so if using a wide hammock like the Ridge...
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    Before this thread is moved ... It does seem you...

    Before this thread is moved ... It does seem you are conflicted in your goals. "The lightest tarp" is going to cost a lot more money than just a "light tarp". But then you add poles because you don't...
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    You can sew them in a little bag (or put them in...

    You can sew them in a little bag (or put them in a tiny ziplock bag) and attach the bag to the line. Be careful about where you store them if you are using a compass.
  42. Not sure how the hammock suspension interferes....

    Not sure how the hammock suspension interferes. If you attach to the tarp end, come around the tree and attach back at the tarp, you've made a loop in kind of an ice cream cone shape where the tree...
  43. Kayak camping we were invested by raccoons (or...

    Kayak camping we were invested by raccoons (or one very ambitious one) while sleeping. The critter/s opens a zipped shut food container and walked off some distance with a paddle boot. We found the...
  44. OneClick: "People will just think I stopped at...

    OneClick: "People will just think I stopped at the strip club along the trail."

    And you know this how?

    Perhaps it's safer to refer to a run in with Ariolimax Glitorus, the "glitter slug".
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    Not to stifle innovation, but did you do the...

    Not to stifle innovation, but did you do the math? Finding 15 plus distance that results in anchors (screws) into strong vertical (behind walls) support isn't just random. So given your percent (83 -...
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    is there an Oz to D conversion

    I didn't see any thread topic to answer this question in the DIY Stickies.

    When I see fabric for sale - like OutDoorInk Forest Leaves camo - the tarp option is 1.1 oz silpoly. But when cottage...
  47. BillyBob58 - here it is:...

    BillyBob58 - here it is: https://ca.hennessyhammock.com/products/survivor-multicam-camo-zip

    Yes - very comfortable. Not that the Expedition was uncomfortable. The only problem with the Survivor...
  48. They may not sell it anymore. It came in camo and...

    They may not sell it anymore. It came in camo and I don't see any camo on their site. But it was probably as big as the Safari. They both begin with "S" so maybe it was Safari. I just remember it was...
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    Some people want to blend (dark forest colors,...

    Some people want to blend (dark forest colors, camo, etc.) others what to be seen (found) so bright colors. For me, if I can see a camp setup, I am more prone to avoid it. I'd tell myself that dark...
  50. A tandem Kayak is sometimes called a "divorce...

    A tandem Kayak is sometimes called a "divorce boat". So not sure about a 2 person "honeymoon" hammock. I'd go for two separate hammocks distanced by spreader bars or, use the "no additional hardware"...
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