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    3 x 4 sheet of Tyvek, crumpled up a few times and...

    3 x 4 sheet of Tyvek, crumpled up a few times and flattened out to quiet it down.
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    You still have straps that go around the tree,...

    You still have straps that go around the tree, usually with loops on either end...straps with hardware usually have just the one loop.

    You could use shorter length straps since the whoopies add...
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    Yeah...but OP opened it up by asking for...

    Yeah...but OP opened it up by asking for recommendations from other brands as well, including sil poly or DCF.

    We got off track with Bob's folding technique...probably should move this to the...
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    Dunno much about camping in that part of the...

    Dunno much about camping in that part of the state, but state parks require minimum 1" straps: https://www.floridastateparks.org/Rules
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    I'm wondering if the Hexon 1.0 is the issue...you...

    I'm wondering if the Hexon 1.0 is the issue...you say its too stretchy. Maybe you need a heavier weight fabric with a heavier weight rating to reduce material stretch.
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    Both. Symmetrical bugnet FTW!

    Both. Symmetrical bugnet FTW!
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    Good deal on that Superfly! I never would've...

    Good deal on that Superfly! I never would've thought about Play It Again Sports for camping gear.
  8. I followed that method for rigging the doors on a...

    I followed that method for rigging the doors on a Superfly. Works great.
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    Didn't you post a video of your technique? I...

    Didn't you post a video of your technique? I have yet to switch to DCF, but every now and then those HG sales include the DCF tarps and my mouse button finger gets all twitchy. Honestly the price...
  10. What kinda quilts do you have? Are they comfort...

    What kinda quilts do you have? Are they comfort rated? I can tell you that with a 3/4 length underquilt I need to supplement the footbox with a sit pad or something to get near the rated temps. I...
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    My primary is a sil-poly Warbonnet Thunderfly....

    My primary is a sil-poly Warbonnet Thunderfly. Usually set up like a hex tarp, with the beaks clipped up on the ridgeline but for storms I'll deploy with the beaks staked down.

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    This. The longer the tarp ridgeline, the higher...

    This. The longer the tarp ridgeline, the higher you have to hang it to clear your hammock suspension. Eventually, you get it high enough that you lose a lot of side coverage, unless it's also a...
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    Yeah, its definitely larger...pretty sure the...

    Yeah, its definitely larger...pretty sure the zipper is longer for the symmetrical. There is some floppiness with the bugnet, but I don't find it too bad. When I lay in either diagonal, the...
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    I have a symmetrical...I got it because I flip...

    I have a symmetrical...I got it because I flip flop around from head left to head right. Basically, the asym is shaped like a parallelogram vs the symmetrical is more like an elongated hex. The...
  15. As an alternative to the side sling, have you...

    As an alternative to the side sling, have you tried or looked at the DW peak shelf? Pull it forward to load/unload it, and then push it back and it stays outta the way. The clips are a real pita to...
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    I've been through some doozies here in Florida,...

    I've been through some doozies here in Florida, but typically they don't last that long...our afternoon rains tend to be the east and west coast sea breezes meeting in the middle and blowing up, with...
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    Yeah, unless you got wind driven rain I don't...

    Yeah, unless you got wind driven rain I don't think your issue was not enough tarp.
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    Maybe try a couple of carabiners for your strap...

    Maybe try a couple of carabiners for your strap and CL on rainy nights?
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    How much water was coming down your foot end...

    How much water was coming down your foot end hammock suspension? I use DW Beetle Buckles, so they act as a water break...but I can imagine if it's raining really hard that water could conceivably...
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    Another turtle...welcome! :D

    Another turtle...welcome! :D
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    The specs for the material say 75D PeU Polyester...

    The specs for the material say 75D PeU Polyester (1500 mm). 1500mm is generally considered waterproof: https://www.msrgear.com/blog/tent-fabrics-part-2-waterproof-ratings/

    Looking at Nemo...
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    Several years ago, an unlucky dude out scuba...

    Several years ago, an unlucky dude out scuba diving offshore surfaced and was struck by lightning.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna19917324
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    Nice setup! Man, with those day time temps I...

    Nice setup! Man, with those day time temps I hope the humidity was low. Summer time is basically no camping for me here...just too humid and swampy at night.

    I primarily use a 40F Phoenix (their...
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    I either stake them out if rain is forecast, or...

    I either stake them out if rain is forecast, or just clip the on the ridgeline if it's clear. Since they're not super long like full doors, you can just slide right under rather than having to...
  25. Thread: Curious

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    Can't take anymore humidity here in...

    Can't take anymore humidity here in Florida...we're all full up.

    Yep, done the shared tree hang. Our local spot, we get 3 hammocks sharing one tree. Two hammocks in line, and one...
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    I have a WB Eldorado (the older 70d fabric) and a...

    I have a WB Eldorado (the older 70d fabric) and a symmetrical Chameleon in Hexon 1.6. Prefer the Chameleon, because I tend to switch lay directions. The asym design just doesn't work for me, but I...
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    Seems to me those are the restrictions at Lake...

    Seems to me those are the restrictions at Lake Perris. Were you in that park?

    I did a quick peek at the Henry W. Coe State Park:

    Even looking at the CA state parks main rules and regs page...
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    The most basic one is a bowline.

    The most basic one is a bowline.
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    Dunno, I don't DIY...but I doubt it. My HG...

    Dunno, I don't DIY...but I doubt it. My HG Phoenix weighs around that and uses 3/32". See here: https://hammockgear.com/25-feet-of-shock-cord/
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    Most of the shock cord for the edges is 3/32 or...

    Most of the shock cord for the edges is 3/32 or 1/8 (they recommend it for under 20F temps).
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    I don't DIY, but I assume by "behind the gather"...

    I don't DIY, but I assume by "behind the gather" is like how WB has the gathered end balled up, with the CL attached before the balled end?

    I would guess the WB way requires less stitching vs....
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    Man, crunchy and dry out. For a gravity...

    Man, crunchy and dry out.

    For a gravity filter, I just screw the Saywer directly to a 2L Evernew bag, unscrew the flip top cap, attach some 1/4" tubing to the nipple then run it into an empty...
  33. I'm 6'1"...I have 20F and 40F HG Phoenix 3/4 uqs....

    I'm 6'1"...I have 20F and 40F HG Phoenix 3/4 uqs. They are about 52" long. They cover me from shoulders to decently past my knees. The 40F gets way more use than the 20F. For below freezing...
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    If you made it for a directional lay, like a WB...

    If you made it for a directional lay, like a WB Yeti...maybe? The Yeti is 40W x46L. A HG Phoenix (symmetrical) is 44W x 52L.

    I'd call them and see if they can expedite/express ship the missing...
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    You get out in the woods with it yet?

    You get out in the woods with it yet?
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    It's just under 9.5 feet long and 59 inches wide.

    It's just under 9.5 feet long and 59 inches wide.
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    Hammock Gear is currently doing a 15% off...

    Hammock Gear is currently doing a 15% off Father's Day sale.
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    I use a 40F HG Phoenix paired with a 40F HG...

    I use a 40F HG Phoenix paired with a 40F HG Incubator, and I don't supplement the footbox. Once the temps get to 40s, I do need something extra for the footbox otherwise my lower legs get cold....
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    Nice pics...definitely an exotic location! ...

    Nice pics...definitely an exotic location! Question, do you really need the underquilt this time of year (looks like you are venting it bigtime)? How are the temps and humidity?
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    That was my starter hammock. I ended up picking...

    That was my starter hammock. I ended up picking up another one on clearance for like $20. They are part of my spares/loaners gear box, along with the Amazon tarps and daisy chain straps that I...
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    No, I get it. I did find on the HG site they...

    No, I get it. I did find on the HG site they have square ground tarps (8.5' x 8.5' DCF and 9.5' x 9.5' silpoly) that prolly won't work since the ridgeline is straight and not diagonal. Also, the...
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    At 2 lbs, I'd just get a regular hex from WB,...

    At 2 lbs, I'd just get a regular hex from WB, Dutch, HG, etc.
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    Typically, they do Memorial and Black Friday. ...

    Typically, they do Memorial and Black Friday. They've done others, like last year they did a Labor Day sale. I think they've had a July 4th sale once in the past few years.
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    40F? I'm ok with a 3/4 length Phoenix...lower legs and feet need to be supplemented (like a sit pad) once I get down to the lower 50s.

    I have a 20F Phoenix, but I find I'd rather go full length...
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    Pretty sure the Lynx is only for the Ridgerunner....

    Pretty sure the Lynx is only for the Ridgerunner.



    You're gonna need an UQ that will work on a gathered-end hammock, be it a WB Wooki or UGQ Zeppelin or HG Incubator, etc.
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    Is your Roo Kammok a double, 69" wide? If so,...

    Is your Roo Kammok a double, 69" wide? If so, you might to look at the wide offerings. The regular Chameleon is 57" wide...the Eldorado 62". The Wide Chameleon is 68". I don't think WB makes wide...
  47. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    When they do these sales on in stock...

    When they do these sales on in stock items...thats it. If it's out of stock, sale is over on that item. You can keep checking for stock updates, so you might get lucky.

    Keep in mind, the codes...
  48. Thread: New NC Hanger

    by FLTurtle
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    Looks like it was an oversight on their...

    Looks like it was an oversight on their part...the website has been updated to include stock tarps on the 15% discount.
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    Have you slept in your Onewind? When lounging, I...

    Have you slept in your Onewind? When lounging, I can just lay there and not worry about the lay direction.

    However, sleeping...I'm doing gymnastics. Laying on my back, my side, on my stomach. ...
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    Welcome! Interesting how they define a tent. If...

    Welcome! Interesting how they define a tent. If you had just a tarp and cordage tied between to trees...you'd be ok? Because technically, they could argue the trees are the poles. :D
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