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    If you're going for a diamond tarp to save...

    If you're going for a diamond tarp to save weight, I'd go for the SimplyLightDesigns.com Simplicity tarp which weighs less than that Hyperlight and costs less, though with international shipping...
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    Hiking the FHT you'd completely bypass where the...

    Hiking the FHT you'd completely bypass where the hangs were held. However, if you took the Fork Mt trail as a detour, that would take you by there. Also, if you took the detour to the fish hatchery...
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    Anywhere of elevation, not good to rely on normal...

    Anywhere of elevation, not good to rely on normal summer stuff. Quilts are easy to vent anyway, always better to have more.
  4. Poll: I've got both on two different tarps. Line locs...

    I've got both on two different tarps. Line locs on the asym as its really easy. In fact, I the stakes on the lines and wrap up with the tarp for an easy grab and go pkg. On my hex tarps, I prefer...
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    Two things come to my mind here... 1) it would...

    Two things come to my mind here... 1) it would be hard using walking sticks, and 2) if not using sticks, I sure wouldn't want to trip/fall and make the arm worse.
  6. So I can back off calling the mods "The...

    So I can back off calling the mods "The Guardians" ??!? :laugh:
  7. No, I think that's cool. If there isn't an...

    No, I think that's cool. If there isn't an immediate response - and I mean like at least 24hours - then I think you can start putting it up elsewhere. If the thread is generating some interest, I...
  8. multiple listing of For Sale items on other sites

    Saw a FS post today that interested me and come to find out it was sold on another site same day - same hour perhaps. Isn't this bad form? I don't see a rule against doing so, but it seems better...
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    On great, clear camping nights, seems I'm always...

    On great, clear camping nights, seems I'm always a little too cool in the wee hours for no insulation, even on the hottest days. I've only had good luck going without insulation in muggy conditions...
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    Twinkling lights below And above on clear dry...

    Twinkling lights below
    And above on clear dry night
    Sweet airborne slumber
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    Ha! My first thought was those stats pretty much...

    Ha! My first thought was those stats pretty much match the hiker group, but not so much on the AT and other eastern trails. Rather, probably Rockies hikers.
  12. I use a 12' Toxaway on the 10.5 custom hammock...

    I use a 12' Toxaway on the 10.5 custom hammock and recently used it on a 10' Bonefire. If you're not married to having the suspension lines go through a V in tarp tie outs, then there is no effect,...
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    Poll: In all seriousness, I saw that and for 25% off of...

    In all seriousness, I saw that and for 25% off of that price, how bad can it be, right? Only the short version was available. I considered it for my wife for obvious reasons, but at the end of the...
  14. Agreed, potential of neighbors looking on would...

    Agreed, potential of neighbors looking on would be personally devastating.
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    Jarbridge - arrowhead-equipment.com There's...

    Jarbridge - arrowhead-equipment.com

    There's really nothing else that is the same value. Occasionally it can be had for $85, but at retail $100, its a very good value.

    Now, its a short quilt...
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    Well, let's be clear what the mistake is, which...

    Well, let's be clear what the mistake is, which is hanging the thing too close to protruding objects. Perhaps in your wealth of regular hammock experience, you thought your sway range from objects...
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    Wow, they have one in aluminum foil print, too? ...

    Wow, they have one in aluminum foil print, too? Sorry to be a SA, I'm sensitive since one of my friends pronounces Foliage that way all the time and it always bugs me.
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    Ah, forgot about that, yes indeed it is...

    Ah, forgot about that, yes indeed it is definitely worth looking at. I normally don't like side sleeping in a bridge, but his is very wide and you can hang your hands out the end. Its too much for...
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    Please DO NOT share a picture of the red hammock,...

    Please DO NOT share a picture of the red hammock, or else I'm sure I'll be adding yet another to my collection!
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    As opposed to sitting crosslegged, or worse, laid...

    As opposed to sitting crosslegged, or worse, laid out on your back or stomach on a tent floor? Egads. Yeah, I'd much rather be laying back in a hammock all day.

    What I would offer though is...
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    What may be of more importance is what is the...

    What may be of more importance is what is the length of your tarp? For instance, if 11' then you don't want anything over 11' in a hammock, and would need some extra width to make it comfy. I...
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    Welcome!! Don't let the learning thing keep you...

    Welcome!! Don't let the learning thing keep you from getting out, since that is where you really learn.
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    I think most of you guys are focusing on the OPs...

    I think most of you guys are focusing on the OPs blatant attempt to throw shade on Amok, disguised as an FYI on the vulnerability of the bottom section, and perhaps that makes you rather harsh in...
  24. They are two different things, so using one or...

    They are two different things, so using one or the other depends on what you're already doing for insulation. If you're not yet using anything, then definitely the SS. If you use a pad for...
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    Looks like the material at the head end gets its...

    Looks like the material at the head end gets its support from the spreader? Potentially, seems like this could make for less squeeze in the torso area. And it would seem that the sides don't narrow...
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    I don't think compressing the down is that big a...

    I don't think compressing the down is that big a deal if fluffed out on a daily basis. Even leaving overnight or two shouldn't be a big deal - like staying in town overnight. Wouldn't want to leave...
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    Ughh, not the dreaded taco effect?!? ...

    Ughh, not the dreaded taco effect?!? (worthless marketing buzz-phrase)
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    I can't find one legit review. I think that...

    I can't find one legit review. I think that about says it all, that it hasn't been worth trying even just for the heck of it.
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    No experience with it, but I saw it on REI...

    No experience with it, but I saw it on REI recently and noticed it. Still there for $90, weighs 11.6oz which includes the guylines which are attached to line locs which are attached to the tarp...
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    Who has more toys, Batman or Dutch?

    Who has more toys, Batman or Dutch?
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    Indeed, excellent find. The sticker looks a bit...

    Indeed, excellent find. The sticker looks a bit off from the example, though, but seems to be mostly the same.



    Lot a good that sticker does on a car in MN?
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    Aren't we all?

    Aren't we all?
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    I agree, and that's partially why I've replied as...

    I agree, and that's partially why I've replied as much as I have. I don't think others' advice is wrong as much as I'd agree that it mostly didn't directly address your question. I think we all...
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    I want to add that the difference in comfort for...

    I want to add that the difference in comfort for a small hammock vs a larger one is more one of annoyance to me rather than discomfort, my opinion anyway. I donít think weíre trying to say that you...
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    I guess some of my commentary is based on not...

    I guess some of my commentary is based on not knowing the specific detail of how you intend to use the inner tent, as well as my own perception of ground camping which I obviously donít do much of...
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    Yeah, wind blocking with Superfly doors makes it...

    Yeah, wind blocking with Superfly doors makes it warmer, and underneath protection makes the Mini/UQP slightly better, though like zukiguy says, its nice to have that extra room underneath the bigger...
  37. Had something come up and can't make it this...

    Had something come up and can't make it this year. Always look forward to this hang and hope to make it 2020. 'Cakes does a great job organizing this and making it such a great hang!
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    Catheter mod?

    Catheter mod?
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    I used to use a Hennessy with stock tarp, and was...

    I used to use a Hennessy with stock tarp, and was more of a summer camper then (as opposed to cool weather hiker now). Lots of thunderstorms, never got wet. But when I started using an UQ, I got...
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    Sounds a little sub-optimal both ways if you ask...

    Sounds a little sub-optimal both ways if you ask me. Either need to be around trees where you could otherwise hammock, or use poles which can make for a less stable cover in wind (thinking...
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    The tarp is rectangular? With middle tie outs? ...

    The tarp is rectangular? With middle tie outs? You may be able to rig it like this picture to get additional windblown coverage, which is all you're talking about when you have lengthwise...
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    That looks like the 50 degree quilt I used to...

    That looks like the 50 degree quilt I used to have from EE, not a 20 quilt. Hoping your vendor can explain or improve the situation without much for you to do. I would think that would be the case...
  43. Well, I suppose your last quote has some truth to...

    Well, I suppose your last quote has some truth to it, that passion about something sometimes makes the user represent the item/hobby/whatever in a way that seems exaggerated. The details are truth,...
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    First off, welcome to the dark side,...

    First off, welcome to the dark side, mu-wa-ha-ha-ha-ha!! We can teach you the ways of the dark side, but you must first discard the ENO !! (just kidding, sort of)

    I'm presuming you have the ENO...
  45. Agreed, he's missed here for sure.

    Agreed, he's missed here for sure.
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    Agreed, makes no difference. Only consideration...

    Agreed, makes no difference. Only consideration for me would not getting such a wide UQ that my view is blocked. No issue with my reg incubator.
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    IMO, the additional down over and above what a...

    IMO, the additional down over and above what a rated fill is helps the volume of down in a quilt maintain some loft by giving it additional structure. Sure, I think in a technical sense, if down is...
  48. The problem is that unless you're climbing the...

    The problem is that unless you're climbing the trees, you have to hang at a shallow angle. That's puts a LOT of pressure on your suspension, but that's why they are rated so high for strength (1000+...
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    Yikes, remind me not to be at that hang! ...

    Yikes, remind me not to be at that hang! :scared:
  50. Yep, some additional clear weight savings by...

    Yep, some additional clear weight savings by going Dyneema Cuben Fiber - a lot of you will be lighter as a result. Been peering down that hole a while and have yet to fall in.
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