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    Insecurity Choice paralysis resolved Collective...

    Insecurity
    Choice paralysis resolved
    Collective wisdom

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  2. Though I just received my Tensa4, MisterS and...

    Though I just received my Tensa4, MisterS and others address something I love about rigging this system, and something that so many of us enjoy about hammocks in the first place.

    There are so many...
  3. Glad to know you have boring black, and really...

    Glad to know you have boring black, and really helpful to know how the thin/thick combinations work or don't work. Thanks!

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  4. Love your stuff and appreciate your...

    Love your stuff and appreciate your contributions!

    Two questions...

    1. Do you have any 2mm Spectra in a more subdued color like a totally boring black or gray?

    2. I'm a fan of evo loops....
  5. FS: I'll take it. Myerstech suspension. Sent from...

    I'll take it. Myerstech suspension.

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    I've got a nearly brand new DL in dark olive with...

    I've got a nearly brand new DL in dark olive with bug net, straps, and stuff sack. One hang in it. Loved it, but I switched to a gathered end.

    I'll take some pics tonight and think about pricing....
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    Ahhh, there was a time in my life when I had a...

    Ahhh, there was a time in my life when I had a bushy enough beard that it looked like I had a small rodent attached to my face. So say my mean, bullying brothers!

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    Winterdream 13 & Dutchware...

    Winterdream 13 & Dutchware...
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    Yep. I have a Winterdream 13 with Dutchware...

    Yep. I have a Winterdream 13 with Dutchware poles. Works great, everything fits as it should.

    I tied a length of shock cord to the near center of each pole to run to the tarp attachment points...
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    I couldn't pull the trigger on the Eldorado, even...

    I couldn't pull the trigger on the Eldorado, even at this steal of a price. Money is just too tight for me right now. But I did grab a Traveler on sale since I have yet to experience a Warbonnet GE....
  11. These days I'm most comfortable head right and on...

    These days I'm most comfortable head right and on my back all night long. I occasionally turn my body and head slightly left or right but I'm still predominantly on my back. I definitely wouldn't...
  12. FS: I'll take the Streamliner. PM incoming. Sent...

    I'll take the Streamliner. PM incoming.

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  13. FS: What's the width on the Streamliner? Sent...

    What's the width on the Streamliner?

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  14. FS: I'll take it. PM incoming. Sent from my Nexus...

    I'll take it. PM incoming.

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    I've used these types of bags for packing a...

    I've used these types of bags for packing a sportcoat in a suitcase or a carry on bag. I adjust the jacket so it's inside out, then fold it and leave a little air in the bag to keep the jacket from...
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    Ahhh, I have a Winterdream as well with grommets....

    Ahhh, I have a Winterdream as well with grommets. I'll keep anchoring away. Looks like I should try pockets instead of grommets when I get an 11' tarp. I'd love to dispense with the need to tie off...
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    Any tips on making that work without the...

    Any tips on making that work without the secondary support? I've failed miserably every time I've tried to set up without anchoring the center of the poles to my tarp ridgeline timeouts.

    Sent...
  18. That compression comparison is super helpful! ...

    That compression comparison is super helpful!

    Wish we could see more of that type of thing from our vendors.

    Crazytown3, that's what I was thinking. On my motorcycle I don't care much about...
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    FS: I'll take it. Sent from my Nexus 5X using...

    I'll take it.

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  20. And I have a lovely garden. How did I not know...

    And I have a lovely garden. How did I not know about such things?!?

    Ahhh, yes, I did notice the benefits of spraying in my basement last time I did some clothes and small items. Poor little...
  21. Ahhh, you all here are wise! I'll give it a shot....

    Ahhh, you all here are wise! I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

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  22. Same here. I soak large items and spray small...

    Same here. I soak large items and spray small items with the leftover. I find soaking less time consuming and easier over all.

    Soak or spray, I end up hanging everything anyway, so that's a wash....
  23. I'd prefer an option that's smaller than the ball...

    I'd prefer an option that's smaller than the ball opposite the toggle.

    Can I just tie a knot in place of the ball?
    Or use a toggle on both sides?

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  24. Thread: Head Hurt

    by rodentface
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    Problem solved for now - thanks to your...

    Problem solved for now - thanks to your conventional wisdom.

    I don't have a C shaped travel pillow, but I do have a 6"x10" camping pillow stuffed with little foam bits.

    Using it under my neck...
  25. Thread: DCF Tarp

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    I really appreciate the comparison photos and...

    I really appreciate the comparison photos and pics that show packed size in this post.

    Though a DCF tarp is out of my budget at the moment, it's something I've considered saving up for. The visual...
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    Ah! I've been experimenting with different...

    Ah! I've been experimenting with different options for how to eliminate pain at the back of my head resulting from hammock fabric stretched tight.

    Your comment jogged my memory - I have one a...
  27. Thread: Head Hurt

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    I think that makes sense to me. Visuals are...

    I think that makes sense to me. Visuals are always good but your description was helpful. Of course, I have no idea what a klemheist knot is, but that's easily knowable via the interwebs and the...
  28. Silly me. I should have realized that cord is not...

    Silly me. I should have realized that cord is not cord is not cord. MikekiM, I appreciate your brief comparison on the cords you've used. Sounds like I'll need to try some new options.

    Sent from...
  29. Thread: Head Hurt

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    Ooo, I like that. And I could make two - one for...

    Ooo, I like that. And I could make two - one for me and one for my family's dogs to rip to shreds!

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  30. Thread: Head Hurt

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    Hi everyone. I've fiddled around a bit with your...

    Hi everyone. I've fiddled around a bit with your suggestions.

    I tried support and/or padding under my head. It helped the head hurt issue, but I wasn't comfortable. I really liked support under my...
  31. Whoops. Yes, mine are micro line locks, triangle...

    Whoops. Yes, mine are micro line locks, triangle shaped. Not sure what the cord was. It was left over from a hammock purchase my niece made via Amazon. The stuff was hi-viz pink, orange,...
  32. I was surprised and disappointed the mini line...

    I was surprised and disappointed the mini line locks didn't work well given the reports I've read at hammockforums about their efficacy. I had extras and swapped out the slipping locks to no avail....
  33. I haven't had a good experience with these mini...

    I haven't had a good experience with these mini line locks. I initially set up with 1.8mm cord and the mini line locks slipped every night. Hardly any wind, if any at all.

    Sent from my Nexus 5X...
  34. I initially set up a no-knot system. I thought...

    I initially set up a no-knot system. I thought knot folks were nuts. How wrong I was!

    Weak spot for me is clearly knots - but I'm working on remedying that weakness. Now that I've explored it a...
  35. I'll echo scrope. It's a piece of cake to slide...

    I'll echo scrope. It's a piece of cake to slide the pad in between the layers.

    I use the insulated Klymit Static V. It's 76" long, 30" wide. Fills the space well, but fits without trouble.
    ...
  36. Completely agree with Shug. I was unnerved by the...

    Completely agree with Shug. I was unnerved by the perceived tipiness for awhile until I played around with it and figured out how hard it would be to actually tip over. WAY harder to tip over than it...
  37. I've also got a double layer and use a 3" Klymit...

    I've also got a double layer and use a 3" Klymit pad. Not tippy for me. I tried tossing the pad on top rather than in between the layers. I didn't like it at all. I like the hammock fabric better...
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    Got it. Appreciate the heads up. I'm excited...

    Got it. Appreciate the heads up.

    I'm excited about giving this all-in-one suspension a shot when I'm out on a motorcycle trip and bouncing to a different site every night. Seems perfect for when I...
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    Hey rweb, I'm new to all this - I thought the...

    Hey rweb, I'm new to all this - I thought the silpoly tarps were a step up from the silnylon because the silpoly doesn't stretch. I chatted with a few folks who removed shock cords from their guy...
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    I'm new to hammocks. Oldgringo's advice worked...

    I'm new to hammocks. Oldgringo's advice worked for me.

    I struggled right out of the gate with the same issue you faced. Getting my butt in the right place - left to right, forward to back - made...
  41. Thread: Head Hurt

    by rodentface
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    Suggestions galore! I slept with a shirt under...

    Suggestions galore!

    I slept with a shirt under my neck last night and it helped a ton. No sore noggin. I never would have thought to support my neck to prevent pain at the back of my head.

    I...
  42. Mulling options. Can't wait to get this gear! ...

    Mulling options. Can't wait to get this gear!

    If I have a Tensa4 and two TensaSolos (TensaSoli?), can I connect two TensaSolo pole extensions on each end of the Tensa4 to function as tarp...
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    Nope. Most of my hair departed long ago! ...

    Nope. Most of my hair departed long ago!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190314/1d4d934c954c09067ea674d06778cfe6.jpg

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    Thanks everyone else, too. It's super helpful to...

    Thanks everyone else, too. It's super helpful to have multiple options for consideration based on your experiences.

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    Leaiavoia and sidneyhornblower, I sure appreciate...

    Leaiavoia and sidneyhornblower, I sure appreciate the recommendations. I was so focused on my head I hadn't considered neck support.

    I'll give it a shot!

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  46. Thread: Head Hurt

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    Head Hurt

    I've been sleeping in my hammock every night.

    Recently, I've been waking up from pain at the back of my head. The fabric is pulled tight behind my head, making it hard, not squishy or conforming....
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    I agree - I set mine up for casual use initially,...

    I agree - I set mine up for casual use initially, then partial night's sleep, now full night's sleep. It's such a different experience I did not rest well until I settled into the newness of it all....
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    Awesome video and inspiring vitality. I hope I...

    Awesome video and inspiring vitality. I hope I can age so well - both in physical form and in wisdom. I also really enjoyed the brief white pine tutorial. Thank you!

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    Some of the best advice I received on this forum...

    Some of the best advice I received on this forum addressed a similar problem for me. The first time I attempted to spend the night in a gathered end hammock I slept miserably. I was cranky and...
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    Does anyone out there mix and match suspension?...

    Does anyone out there mix and match suspension? Hugger and whoopie sling on one side, straps and buckle on the other, that sort of thing?

    As a newb I've done so in my house hang simply to...
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