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  1. Yes, I read that, but I'm not sure that I'm...

    Yes, I read that, but I'm not sure that I'm picturing this correctly. Does it work like a hood on a sleeping bag? Or is it less open? As cold as I sleep, I need to breathe fresh air. I might cinch...
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    I think that one has expired.

    I think that one has expired.
  3. Thanks for posting. I have a couple of questions,...

    Thanks for posting. I have a couple of questions, though:


    As far as I can see, you don't use *any* other insulation inside the tubes, correct? No underquilt or pad, and no top quilt?
    If you...
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    If you don't want to splice, Lawson Glowire...

    If you don't want to splice, Lawson Glowire is a very nice guy line.
  5. Thread: Ridgeline

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    Yes. Only the fixed end is much longer, because...

    Yes. Only the fixed end is much longer, because you don't need a very short ridgeline.
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    Yes. I use my Wookis with all of my hammocks....

    Yes. I use my Wookis with all of my hammocks. Just make sure that you keep one elastic element in the suspension, that breaks before the Wooki doesn.
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    That's why I like mini-doors: an 11' tarp with...

    That's why I like mini-doors: an 11' tarp with mini-doors probably equals a 12' maybe even a 13' tarp without doors, and there's no problem with hanging the tarp low.
  8. Thread: Ridgeline

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    I like 2.2mm Lash-It/Zing-It for my adjustable...

    I like 2.2mm Lash-It/Zing-It for my adjustable ridgelines.
  9. Thread: Bug net.

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    DIYGearSupply has instructions...

    DIYGearSupply has instructions, too.
  10. Great idea, but how does this work with the fire...

    Great idea, but how does this work with the fire under my butt?
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    No. It has a shelf and a footbox, but the net is...

    No. It has a shelf and a footbox, but the net is not removable. If you need more wind protection, the regular Travel Sock is great.
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    I have seen and handled both, but only used 30D...

    I have seen and handled both, but only used 30D silnylon for camping - and I'm going to stick with that. The 20D silpoly feels thinner than the 30D silnylon and I don't like the noise it makes. Also,...
  13. I would larkshead the continuous loop with the...

    I would larkshead the continuous loop with the spliced (thick) part around the hammock, unless you did secure the ends with additional stitches. I know at least one case where the ends were pulled...
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    Maybe contact ExTex and ask if they give a...

    Maybe contact ExTex and ask if they give a discount when you buy a large quantity of down.

    If you are looking for wholesale, I'd say visit a trade fair. Or call up the big manufacturers. You would...
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    As far as I know, ExtremTextil is the only shop...

    As far as I know, ExtremTextil is the only shop that sells down for outdoor gear use in Europe. There are quite a few bedding shops that sell down, but they don't use ratings like fillpower or cuin...
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    If the pesticide in question is Permethrin, I...

    If the pesticide in question is Permethrin, I wouldn't worry. You just have more protection from mosquitos :)
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    I have used all my underquilts with a 12' DIY...

    I have used all my underquilts with a 12' DIY hammock, including the Warbonnet Wooki. All you need to do is extend the uq suspension a bit.
  18. The Hennessy Hammocks I have seen and used have...

    The Hennessy Hammocks I have seen and used have been fairly short for their size, very narrow (due to the way the net is attached), and too heavy for what they are. The stock suspension is heavy and...
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    The option to provide shade can be useful to...

    The option to provide shade can be useful to hikers, too. I have hiked about 500 miles in Spain; each day, I started as early in the morning as the light would allow it and try to walk about 18 miles...
  20. That looks correct. I tried to recreate my error,...

    That looks correct. I tried to recreate my error, and I think I did it this way:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/6/8/5/6/warbonnet_threading.jpg

    In any case, it is possible to...
  21. Did you thread the buckles yourself? I have had...

    Did you thread the buckles yourself? I have had mine slip when I threaded them "the other way round" - before I knew better. The way they let you down is exactly how mine let me down: nice and smooth.
  22. Good choice. I like that they aren't marked. Have...

    Good choice. I like that they aren't marked. Have been using them for years now.
  23. If you are not in a hurry, try go to a group hang...

    If you are not in a hurry, try go to a group hang to check out different hammocks.

    Every hammock type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and without having tried it, you won't know which...
  24. Don't. You'll just lose warmth. As long as the...

    Don't. You'll just lose warmth. As long as the rubber band (or something similar) is part of the quilt suspension, there's no need to worry. The rubber band will rip long before the Wooki does....
  25. Ultralight and cheap rarely go together. A Mule...

    Ultralight and cheap rarely go together. A Mule Tape suspension would be simple, cheap and even fairly light - but it's probably not as small as you were hoping for (?). If you want to go lighter and...
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    They can be used for both. I had them on my...

    They can be used for both. I had them on my hammock for half a year but found that to be impractical. I have never used them on a tarp, but that is what they are sold for now:

    ...
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    What fabric have you been using? I wouldn't mess...

    What fabric have you been using? I wouldn't mess around too much with a 20D or even 30D fabric, but I have ripped a lot of seams and re-sewn channels on 40D and 70D hammocks. So far they have all...
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    I have both. I think that both versions take up...

    I have both. I think that both versions take up less (or at least not more) space than a normal underquilt of the same rating. At least I was surprised how small the Wookis pack. There is a...
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    In comparison with the 20 Incubator, I found the...

    In comparison with the 20 Incubator, I found the 20 Wooki less warm. I'm an extremely cold sleeper, and I have needed a hot water bottle to take a 20 Incubator down to 32. With the 20 Wooki I...
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    Not sure that I understand the mod you're...

    Not sure that I understand the mod you're planning correctly, but is your hammock indeed "wind and waterproof"? Hammock fabrics are never waterproof, and most are not windproof. Even if the fabric is...
  31. Afaik the 1.7 fabric never changed through the...

    Afaik the 1.7 fabric never changed through the years; it has always been plain weave and until recently olive green. The 1.1 fabrics have always been ripstops in different colors (mostly different...
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    Afaik there are no commercial hammocks that are...

    Afaik there are no commercial hammocks that are cut as a parallelogram. It doesn't make too much of a difference but wastes a lot of fabric. Here is a fairly long thread about it: Parallelogram...
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    Do you have a Sky Bed or did you try one? I got...

    Do you have a Sky Bed or did you try one? I got one for curiosity's sake, and I don't think it offers a flatter lay than the Warbonnet hammocks. And I agree with the others: as a first project, make...
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    There are no rules. It's a matter of taste. I...

    There are no rules. It's a matter of taste. I simply tested different lengths, and found that 10.5' is pretty much my minimum feel-good length. 11' is better. I'm only 5'4", though, so taller people...
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    Derek has done a pre-review:...

    Derek has done a pre-review: https://theultimatehang.com/2017/10/27/preview-superior-insulated-hammock/

    If I wanted an insulated hammock, I would go with Sheltowee or Bonefire, though.
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    Wow, I need one! Might be good to 0 for me :D

    Wow, I need one! Might be good to 0 for me :D
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    +1 :thumbup1: Going to a local hang should...

    +1 :thumbup1:

    Going to a local hang should help you getting an idea on what you like.
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    Yes, no.1 is his problem. You can see his set-up...

    Yes, no.1 is his problem. You can see his set-up here. But he doesn't want to change it, so he needs to mod the sock.
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    That's fine, but if it compresses your...

    That's fine, but if it compresses your underquilt, it is not deep enough for the way you have set up your hammock. If you have attached the ridgeline at the end of the ropes, you have artificially...
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    Yeah, including the rope... Including the rope,...

    Yeah, including the rope... Including the rope, hammocks sold as 11' by the cottage gear makers would be gigantic! If I add 200cm whoopie slings to a hammock that is 100cm long, does that make it a...
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    Even if you can bend it by 90 there is some...

    Even if you can bend it by 90 there is some tension on the ridgeline. I agree with dakotaross: a structural ridgeline is not for hanging loose. If it has sag, it doesn't really do its job, other...
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    Re "chemicals" - just wash the sock and any odors...

    Re "chemicals" - just wash the sock and any odors should be gone. Argon is a simple, calendared ripstop - there's no difference to other DWR fabrics.

    Re tightness - it sounds like the sock does...
  43. If you want to use a whoopie sling as a tarp...

    If you want to use a whoopie sling as a tarp ridgeline, just make sure that you have a way of disconnecting the ridgeline without needing to take off tension. Otherwise, you'll have to cut the...
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    I'm still a she, the last time I checked ;)

    I'm still a she, the last time I checked ;)
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    If you're willing to travel as far as the...

    If you're willing to travel as far as the Bavarian Forest, you would be welcome to drop by and check out my hammock collection. If you speak or read a bit of German, you could post on...
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    The clew suspension is worth a try, but don't...

    The clew suspension is worth a try, but don't expect it to work as well as a Wooki-type underquilt unless you can mod a wide underquilt. The wider, the better, because the underquilt won't move...
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    If you're good at DIY, try to make a Wooki-clone...

    If you're good at DIY, try to make a Wooki-clone and possibly a hammock from a 70D fabric. The Wooki clone will let you sleep in a much less curved position. The 70D fabric will also straighten out...
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    I had a hard time adjusting the length of my...

    I had a hard time adjusting the length of my suspension incrementally - especially once the hammock was loaded with quilts. I'm used to cinch buckles where you can move the buckle by a half inch....
  49. Funny, I found that I greatly prefer the zipper...

    Funny, I found that I greatly prefer the zipper pulls on the BBs over cord zipper pulls. My Dream Hammock came with cord pulls, and man - those pulls always get tangled and stuck... That never...
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    One of the reasons why I prefer silnylon is...

    One of the reasons why I prefer silnylon is because it's not as "rustly" as silpoly. My Warbonnet tarps are all silnylon tarps; I have seen the silpoly versions, and I was not impressed by the...
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