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    I fully concur with SivrSurfer. I have a 1.1 SL...

    I fully concur with SivrSurfer. I have a 1.1 SL hammock that developed stress marks in several areas the first summer I used it. I am 30 lbs. under max weight.

    Not only that, sleeping in a 1.1...
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    Quilt is sold!

    Quilt is sold!
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    I stated above that the quilt is 900 fill, but...

    I stated above that the quilt is 900 fill, but looking further at my invoice, it is the 850 fill down. New price, $250.
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    I stated above that the quilt is 900 fill. When...

    I stated above that the quilt is 900 fill. When I looked further at my bill of sale, the quilt is 850 fill. New price, $250.
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    I forgot to add this quilt doesn't have a zipper,...

    I forgot to add this quilt doesn't have a zipper, but ties.
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    Zpacks 40* Quilt

    I've decided to go with a quilt with a different temperature rating, so I have one for sale. I have a Zpacks 40* down quilt that has never been on the trail, but has only been used on our living...
  7. Thread: eVent Packa

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    Packa is sold!

    Packa is sold!
  8. Thread: eVent Packa

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    Packa is still available.

    Packa is still available.
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    I have a Mt. Washington 3 and absolutely love it....

    I have a Mt. Washington 3 and absolutely love it. They are superb quilts and very high quality. I would buy it again.
  10. Thread: eVent Packa

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    Fall is just around the corner. This is a great...

    Fall is just around the corner. This is a great rain jacket for shoulder season. It's like wearing your own personal shelter!
  11. Thread: eVent Packa

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    eVent Packa

    Well, I've held onto this Packa now for a year now and I just haven't worn it, and I don't think I will, and I would like to buy some newer gear. I am reluctantly selling it, but it will probably...
  12. WTB: hammock modifying service (11ft to 10 ft mod)

    Would you share with the rest of us?
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    First experience with JRB

    + to all the above posts. I too had a similar experience with the Jacks. My first piece of gear ever was a Mt. Washington 3 UQ.
  14. Thread: Pillow

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    Pillow

    I also found this true, however I still need just a little support under my neck.
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    Whoopie sling construction

    Then did you double that wire and twist it ?
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    Reviving an old thread, I know. I assume the...

    Reviving an old thread, I know. I assume the above posts refer tools used for 7/64 Amstel. It is not clear if these can also be used for 2.2mm dynaglide.

    What do you use for the 2.2mm line?
  17. Thread: How many feet?

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    +1. I use 4' tree straps and 5' whoopies, that...

    +1. I use 4' tree straps and 5' whoopies, that work just about anywhere in the east. Just don't need any more length than these.
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    I used my 11' Darien UL and 11' Hammock Gear...

    I used my 11' Darien UL and 11' Hammock Gear cuben tarp this past summer on my Long Trail thru hike. It rain every night for two weeks straight.

    There just was not enough coverage of the tarp...
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    FS:Hammock Gear 0* Phoenix

    You really know how to taunt a guy!
  20. Thread: Winter Freebird

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    Winter Freebird

    I have a 10' WBBB 1.1 DL, and an 11' Darien UL 1.0 SL from Dream Hammock. I personally see no difference in the lay between the two. I an 5' 10" tall and weigh 175.

    Perhaps if the Darien were a...
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    Sewn or Snap Close Footbox

    I have a JRB 20" No Sviveller top quilt, the one that has the head hole in the middle and can be worn as a camp jacket. In this case it's nice that the foot box can be undone. However, the vcro does...
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    Favorite stakes?

    I've always used titanium shepherds hook stakes and I've never had one pull out in the wind.
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    UCR's and Slippage

    9" of bury is not enough according to Sampson Rope. You should have about 12" bury.
  24. AMAZING LITTLE trick to hang up your Hammock in a Short Space!

    That so called music was truly annoying. But thanks for the great tip.
  25. Thread: SOLD: Baby Orca

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    Sold pending payment.

    Sold pending payment.
  26. Thread: SOLD: Baby Orca

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    SOLD: Baby Orca

    So I am cleaning out my gear closet and need to sell my Baby Orca. I bought this last fall, and it is still in new, mint condition. It has never been wet, dirty, sweaty, and never taken on the...
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    VIDEO: The Whole Place Is Falling Apart

    I don't think that makes you old. I was born in 1945. Now how do you feel?
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    10' blackbird or 11' XLC for first hammock?

    Well, I was including the cover. As much as I love the BB (and I still use it), I've decided my total weight is too much. Therefore I've gone to a Darien UL at only 11 ounce without suspension. ...
  29. Suggestions for a lightweight "How cold did it get last night?" thermometer?

    This the one I want. I hung last summer, and I swear it was 523*.
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    10' blackbird or 11' XLC for first hammock?

    You need to ask yourself how you are going to use your hammock. Are you backpacking or car camping, or just setting up in your backyard. Keep in mind the XLC is nearly double the weight of the BB. As...
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    Do you use a groundsheet and if so what?

    I do this same thing except I use a piece of an old shower curtain. My wife is changing them frequently so they become drop clothes or welcome mats.
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    The small figure nines holds 1.75 zingit just...

    The small figure nines holds 1.75 zingit just fine. That's what I've used for the last couple of years, and I've never had them slip. In fact, Whoopieslings.com sells ridge lines all made up that...
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    Why not just push it to one end of the hammock? ...

    Why not just push it to one end of the hammock? You're only sitting in the very center.
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    On the WBBB, I don't stake the shelf side at all....

    On the WBBB, I don't stake the shelf side at all. The shelf is still every accessible. Furthermore, i removed the elastic cord entirely. I do stake the entry side as that makes for a lot more room...
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    I got the 11' Darien UL, with 4' straps and 5'...

    I got the 11' Darien UL, with 4' straps and 5' dyneema whoopie slings. I've been busy here so I haven't even had it out of the bag yet.
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    I ordered mine on dec. 3rd and just received it...

    I ordered mine on dec. 3rd and just received it Jan. 4th. Keep in mind it probably takes a little longer over the holidays.

    Once you order and are given an order number, you can keep track on the...
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    I just got word that my new Darien 11' UL...

    I just got word that my new Darien 11' UL Woodland Camo shipped yesterday!
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    I live 5 miles from a state park on Lake Erie, so...

    I live 5 miles from a state park on Lake Erie, so I hiked to the campground about 5 times for an overnight in June, with my WBBB 1.1 DL. Each night was a kinda shakedown. Then I went for 14 days on...
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    On the Whoopiesling website, I found tarp...

    On the Whoopiesling website, I found tarp tieouts, which are great. These are 8' of 1.75 yellow zing it with a zingit loop larks headed onto the line

    The idea is to larks head the loop onto the...
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    My current setup is 5 inch tree straps and 8 inch...

    My current setup is 5 inch tree straps and 8 inch whoopies. Total weight 0.5 oz.
  41. Correct. Conventional wisdom in the laboratory...

    Correct. Conventional wisdom in the laboratory says that if you want reliable accuracy, the scale needs precision ten times greater than the level of precision you are seeking. Therefore if you want...
  42. I agree with pgibson on this. It is ridiculous to...

    I agree with pgibson on this. It is ridiculous to measure to that degree of accuracy. Do you realize just how small a unit that is?

    However if you really want to pursue that, you can get a scale...
  43. You've got the manufacturer's material number,...

    You've got the manufacturer's material number, why not pick up the phone and give the company a call. I'll bet they would be glad to identify it.
  44. Thread: Hg cft ss?

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    You are correct that the tarp in the skin is like...

    You are correct that the tarp in the skin is like a rigid snake, but IMHO is still easier to handle than a folded tarp in a stuff sack. I just fold the long tube back and forth every 16" or spans...
  45. Thread: Flex 180

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    Hey, that's what a collection is all about! ...

    Hey, that's what a collection is all about! There's no possible way to be happy with just one hammock.
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    As Wanderlust said, tarp yes hammock no. Always...

    As Wanderlust said, tarp yes hammock no. Always mesh with the tarp so if the tarp is wet, the mesh skin will allow the tarp to dry. I then carry the tarp along with the hammock suspension in the mesh...
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    Just Ordered Darien UL

    Just got confirmation from Dream Hammocks that Papasmurf received my order for a new woodland camo, 11 ft. Darien UL. This will be a full half pound lighter than my WBBB 1.1 DL, and will bring my...
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    Any hardware store worth it's salt will have...

    Any hardware store worth it's salt will have rated bolts as well as the common standard bolt. Just be sure you ask for them.
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    Caveman, When you notice stretch, does that mean...

    Caveman,
    When you notice stretch, does that mean your body begins to curve or "banana" the longer you lay in it?
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    Dream Hammocks has a nice chart that gives weight...

    Dream Hammocks has a nice chart that gives weight limits for each fabric type, ie 1.1SL, 1.6SL, 1.1DL, etc.

    I'd like like to know how much stretch margin is built into each of the limits. For...
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