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    850 goose sold here: ...

    850 goose sold here:

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/850-grey-goose-down/

    And a water resistant version here:

    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/hyperdry-850-fp-dwr-goose-down
  2. There's 5/8" in polyester... ...

    There's 5/8" in polyester...

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/5-8-polyester-webbing/
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    Hear! Hear! To paraphrase some song lyrics,...

    Hear! Hear!
    To paraphrase some song lyrics, don't be found floating face down in the mainstream.
  4. What are your underquilt suspensions made of?

    What are your underquilt suspensions made of?
  5. Short of performing a controlled experiment, I'm...

    Short of performing a controlled experiment, I'm not sure one could definitely conclude whether or not shock cords at tarp corners are effective at preventing damage.

    Anecdotally:

    - Someone...
  6. Try both ways and see which you think works best...

    Try both ways and see which you think works best for you. Some people hate shock cord in their tarp systems and others like having it.
    If nothing else, it might provide a little insurance against...
  7. The elastic line should be stretched a little and...

    The elastic line should be stretched a little and the inelastic line should be loose. That way the tensioner can do its job whether the slack loosens (in which case the slack bit of static line will...
  8. Most of the vendors that are popular here making...

    Most of the vendors that are popular here making down topquilts don't use sewn through construction.

    Hammock Gear Burrow (as you mentioned) ... even on the Economy line
    UGQ Bandit
    Warbonnet...
  9. Poll: Dave, you're right about Line Locs being the...

    Dave, you're right about Line Locs being the default on SLD tarps, but there is still an option to choose D-rings or "none" (just grosgrain).
  10. Poll: If this poll, started by Sally Brown (President...

    If this poll, started by Sally Brown (President of Hammock Gear), is being conducted in order for Hammock Gear to make a decision on what to include as standard hardware on their tarps, then I would...
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    FS: Poor form... :thumbdown:

    Poor form... :thumbdown:
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    Bigger items like a topquilt or puffer jacket are...

    Bigger items like a topquilt or puffer jacket are easier to stuff into the sidecar. Smaller items are easier to access in a sidesling.
    You could put one of each on opposing sides if you wanted to....
  13. Poll: Putting LineLoc 3's on a tarp as the default...

    Putting LineLoc 3's on a tarp as the default prevents customers from being able to use certain types of guyline, for example the popular Atwood Micro Cord (1.2mm), Zpacks Z-Line (1.2mm), or Dutch...
  14. Poll: If I had to pick just one, I'd vote D-rings. ...

    If I had to pick just one, I'd vote D-rings. More versatile. In fact, Lineloc hooks can be attached to D-rings to give the best of both worlds, at the sacrifice of a tiny amount of extra weight,...
  15. Depending on how the 9.5 foot hammock is...

    Depending on how the 9.5 foot hammock is constructed, if it has channel ends, maybe remove the old cordage or whatever gathers the ends and replace it with big loops of shock cord through the...
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    4x4 posts are considered sufficient if you have a...

    4x4 posts are considered sufficient if you have a horizontal top member connecting them. Without a top rail, 4x4's could break and 4x6's are preferred (with the 6" sides aligned with the plane the...
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    Congrats on the Bandit! That M10 inner shell is...

    Congrats on the Bandit! That M10 inner shell is super comfortable. I would love to use mine inside too, but I have cats that would probably shred it. :D
  18. You could try a pair of the big corkscrews that...

    You could try a pair of the big corkscrews that are used as dog tethers.
  19. Wife and baby take over Draumr XL

    She's not quite 2 months old and has already hung out in a Sparrow and now in the Draumr XL. The good life.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/draumrbaby_4.jpg
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  20. Maybe a big corkscrew of the dog tether variety?

    Maybe a big corkscrew of the dog tether variety?
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    Post #56 ...

    Post #56

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/148962-DYI-Tensahedron-Hammock-Stand?p=1918795&viewfull=1#post1918795
  22. That burger looks mighty right.

    That burger looks mighty right.
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    Not myself, but others have used these exact...

    Not myself, but others have used these exact poles to hang a hammock (the larger diameter, not the ones I pictured). Also, the Tensa 4 and Tensa Solo stands use similar leaf spring buttons to keep...
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    Also, don't be afraid to use the ridgeline as a...

    Also, don't be afraid to use the ridgeline as a handle for extra support getting in or out.

    Check this video starting at 2:55


    https://youtu.be/_p_V0L0A1zk
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    For a basic ridgeline organizer, I like the one...

    For a basic ridgeline organizer, I like the one Dream Hammock makes because it combines a full size horizontal pocket with smaller vertical pockets. That horizontal pocket is the easiest one to get...
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    They're also not too cheap at $60 per pair....

    They're also not too cheap at $60 per pair. Amazon would probably have some cheaper options, maybe in shorter segments as well.

    I do have a set of those poles though, and like them a lot. Shown...
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    Tent poles are designed to be flexible which is...

    Tent poles are designed to be flexible which is counter to the ideal porch mode supports that would be pretty stiff in compression.

    The various sizes of poles Dutch sells are designed for a few...
  28. If you don't like whoopies, then it's tough to...

    If you don't like whoopies, then it's tough to beat some sort of buckle for ease of use and adjustment. Many UL strap types are too thin and/or slippery to work with buckle systems. Of the ones...
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    Today I ordered an Operator 50 Ghost Pepper. ...

    Today I ordered an Operator 50 Ghost Pepper. 75" long x 50" wide. I chose the black 7D for inner and outer. My understanding is that it is the M7 fabric from RipstopbytheRoll, not the MTN 7D. It...
  30. I have 15' spider poly straps with Beetle...

    I have 15' spider poly straps with Beetle Buckles. I only use this particular suspension for at home, car camping, or other non-hiking scenarios. For that reason, I've never seen the need to cut...
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    A different reason to go for the camo (if buying...

    A different reason to go for the camo (if buying from Hammock Gear) is that the green DCF is now unavailable until late October, per the HG website.
  32. I don't have this hammock, but I do have an 11'...

    I don't have this hammock, but I do have an 11' Streamliner made from that nondescript "black 1.3 ripstop nylon." I gotta say, it's up there with my favorite hammock fabrics.
  33. Good point, and yeah, I'm guessing that EPDM band...

    Good point, and yeah, I'm guessing that EPDM band would probably snap.
  34. I'm not sure it's a primary reason for the use of...

    I'm not sure it's a primary reason for the use of shock cord, but another advantage to having that elasticity is insurance against accidentally sitting in the underquilt. We want inelasticity in our...
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    I believe the tool in the upper left is a vintage...

    I believe the tool in the upper left is a vintage Roku controller. :D
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    All of the hammock suspension hardware is Ti...

    All of the hammock suspension hardware is Ti except for Dutch Buckles, the cheaper cinch buckles, and the slider portion of the Cinch Bugs.

    Most of the tarp hardware is Ti except for TarpWorms,...
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    HookWorms are aluminum, not titanium.

    HookWorms are aluminum, not titanium.
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    Here's a similar thread (with links to even more...

    Here's a similar thread (with links to even more threads), though I read through it and didn't find any of the arguments thoroughly convincing.
    ...
  39. 12' wide fabric with 10,000 mm hydrostatic head,...

    12' wide fabric with 10,000 mm hydrostatic head, weighing 0.25 osy?
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    Billybob, it's refreshing to read the comments in...

    Billybob, it's refreshing to read the comments in your first paragraph. It seems a common misnomer to lump any and all mositure-related issues under the term "condensation." True condensation occurs...
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    It is the same problem, to an extent. It's a...

    It is the same problem, to an extent. It's a bigger peeve for some people than others. The warmest overnight I've used the Draumr so far was around 50 and the pad was slightly damp in the morning...
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    Just to comment on one aspect of your trip...

    Just to comment on one aspect of your trip report:

    Memorizing knots is always a good idea, and practicing them occasionally is about the only way I can retain them in memory permanently. However,...
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    I think I purchased my Cloudburst with external...

    I think I purchased my Cloudburst with external poles in late in 2018 and it did not come with shock cord. It was thin utility cord, similar/same as what they use for their stuff sack drawstrings.
    ...
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    For the last couple years, it's been broadcast on...

    For the last couple years, it's been broadcast on the ESPN networks. For some of the North American races they usually put a few of the races on ABC trying to attract new viewers. I believe the...
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    Thanks for another great pair of videos. In my...

    Thanks for another great pair of videos. In my neck of the woods, we also have Knoppers at Woodman's grocery stores. I also find Lion bars and Toggi bars there. Good stuff.

    Interesting to hear you...
  46. Thread: Tree straps

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    Here are a couple other options. For super light...

    Here are a couple other options. For super light weight, check out the Kevlar or Dyneema from Autumn Ultralight or the Dynaweave from Warbonnet. These materials meet all your other requirements, too....
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    FS: All items sold. Thank you all for the sales and...

    All items sold. Thank you all for the sales and to the others who were interested.
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    FS: Dibs on the last set of buckles goes to...

    Dibs on the last set of buckles goes to EvansFamilyCamping, but CVKealy I'll let you know if anything falls through.

    Thanks everyone.
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    On my Cloudburst with Warbonnet poles, I have...

    On my Cloudburst with Warbonnet poles, I have loops of utility cord lark's headed to the panel pulls on the tarp. I just wrap the cord around the ends of the poles several times until there's enough...
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    FS: One pair of Buckles sold pending funds to Dlrocm....

    One pair of Buckles sold pending funds to Dlrocm.

    One pair of Buckles remaining.
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