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  1. In fact, in many cases 'bivouac' is permitted,...

    In fact, in many cases 'bivouac' is permitted, camping is not.

    The hammock is somehow in between, kind of a grey zone.
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    +1 : too short, too stiff, too bulky. Used only...

    +1 : too short, too stiff, too bulky. Used only twice.

    I don't regret the purchase of the Atlas straps though and like them more than WS.
  3. I haven't tried my hammock anchors yet, but my...

    I haven't tried my hammock anchors yet, but my impression is that the end portion of the leader will act as a drip line.
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    If you can be sure that you won't meet conditions...

    If you can be sure that you won't meet conditions where you wouldn't like to have doors, you can pack accordingly.

    My policy, unless it seriously handicaps my travel, is "rather have it and don't...
  5. Maybe I'm wrong, I think the closest trial to...

    Maybe I'm wrong, I think the closest trial to this came from BearChaser in this thread.
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    Add a suspension to it and you are at $70 or $75...

    Add a suspension to it and you are at $70 or $75 with Papasmurf, but yes these are the kind of examples I was promoting...
  7. The 40F is the first picture "light green" quilt....

    The 40F is the first picture "light green" quilt. The bottle is 1l, my guesstimate of the packed size of the 40F is abt 2 liters. (3.5l for the 20F / 5l for the 0F)

    The 40F is very light, with...
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    Last minute second thoughts

    My first reflection would be 'you get what you pay for'. If you get a hammock including suspension for $20 it can only be industrial made in far east. Cottage-made in Far West will cost abt 40-50$....
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    Dutchware addiction!!!

    In one word : Dutch !

    He is a great guy to deal with.

    Dutch has helped the community with solutions that are lightweight and simple to use. Dutchclip, tarpflyz and quilthooks are great...
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    Thanks, a kind member of this forum helped me out...

    Thanks, a kind member of this forum helped me out !

    Your shipping only showed US and Canada. I know some vendors are reluctant to ship overseas so I wasn't surprised.
  11. If you plan a group hang, I understand the need...

    If you plan a group hang, I understand the need to get permission to hang. For a handful of guys hiking through the country, I've never felt the need to do so. Set at dusk, pack at dawn, make no fire...
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    Hammock camping is still in its kinder shoes in...

    Hammock camping is still in its kinder shoes in Europe. Wild camping is mostly forbidden and campgrounds are often not adapted for hammocks (missing trees).

    Most campings will look like this one...
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    Aaarghh - you nearly got me there, had my mouth...

    Aaarghh - you nearly got me there, had my mouth all watering - but sadly BIAS don't seem to ship outside N.America.
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    I stuff all (hammock UQ TQ) in a compression bag....

    I stuff all (hammock UQ TQ) in a compression bag. For my 20F I use a 19L bag which is comfortable to fill and then squeeze down to the size of a basket ball.
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    So Dutch suspending sales and HammockFan being...

    So Dutch suspending sales and HammockFan being out of stock...that helps controlling my compulsive purchase disorder (at least temporarily...) :lol:
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    I don't think it need lots of actual cases but...

    I don't think it need lots of actual cases but rather some common sense. People get injured or worse killed all the time by falling branches and those guys were just at the wrong place at the wrong...
  17. I do the rolling trick as well. There is the fun...

    I do the rolling trick as well. There is the fun moment when you create a bubble in the middle because the tarps are very airtight.
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    Tarp over VS under ridgeline

    Just...Wow :-)
  19. When I got my first Dreamhammock, I discussed...

    When I got my first Dreamhammock, I discussed with Randy about the single layer taffeta vs double-layer nylon. He said strenght is equal but moskitos will have a harder time with DL. So I thought the...
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    To all : thanks for wishes and advise - I...

    To all : thanks for wishes and advise - I appreciate a lot.

    These last two nights in my hammock convinced me that this will probably be the way to go - like SilvrSurfr said sleep on the side in...
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    I made peace with my hammock setup

    Just a short update on my not so recent experience.

    For one, I'm still suffering from my backache. Not as bad as it was, but still. An IRM showed a reduction of the spinal canal at the lumbar...
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    Strong back pain - what went wrong ?

    I have never slept on my back for a whole night except when I was in hospital with a broken shoulder. Then it was too painful too turn on a side. I take naps though on my back all the time.
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    Total +1 I suppose that my future lies in back...

    Total +1

    I suppose that my future lies in back sleeping. Maybe with earplugs and throat hydration :laugh:

    Again, I want the hammock camping to work. I invested in 1st class gear and I...
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    I'm a side sleeper, from staight to slightly...

    I'm a side sleeper, from staight to slightly curbed. I can sleep on my back, but when I sleep on my back, I will snore to a point that I will wake up from the sound and with a dry throat after abt...
  25. I do not live in Germany, but I originate from...

    I do not live in Germany, but I originate from there and go there frequently.

    There is a big difference between wild/stealth camping and a group hang. If you do stealth camping, you should never...
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    Without reading the forum for a while, I went...

    Without reading the forum for a while, I went mostly the same way like K0M4 this spring. I was thinking about the tubes as well, but they still need further compression and I do not necessarily...
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    So it took until today to get an appointment with...

    So it took until today to get an appointment with my specialized medial cabinet. This is the down-side of affordable healthcare, you just never have enough doctors :crying

    She noticed...
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    Thank you all for your good advice & wishes. I'm...

    Thank you all for your good advice & wishes. I'm waiting for an appointment with my trusted therapist. He's a very good but busy guy so I hope to get to a session soon. I prefer the thesis of the...
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    I will not exclude this possibility. Yet I'm used...

    I will not exclude this possibility. Yet I'm used to 10-12 hours rides with no problems. That specific day, I did some offroad riding in the morning, then a long 4h break and then only 3 hours of...
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    Strong back pain - what went wrong ?

    Last week-end I got one of the rare possibilities to use my hammock set up in reality condition - not at home but in "the wild".

    I have spent more time fine-tuning my setup than actually sleeping...
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    Having one i can only say its a great mat. Its my...

    Having one i can only say its a great mat. Its my choice when I have to go to the ground because of its small packsize. Having Exped bags with valves, the ridiculously named but very practicle...
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    Where are the Dream Hammocks?

    Now, this gets serious :) Great !
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    Hey, we can do a Dreamhammock group hang (if two...

    Hey, we can do a Dreamhammock group hang (if two counts as a group :D ).

    I would love to read your introduction. 1 Dangerbird and 1 T-bird in La Roche sur Foron.
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    I never made a DIY, but I believe to know that...

    I never made a DIY, but I believe to know that taffeta has nearly no stretch compared to nylon. At least thats what Randy-Papasmurf told me when I got my Dangerbird with Taffeta. Maybe thats the...
  35. Thread: Sad, sad day :(

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    :blush: Not seriously, but what can...

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    Not seriously, but what can be more tempting than Dutchware
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    Only when there will be trees...but at the speed...

    Only when there will be trees...but at the speed the planets heats up, it won't be long.
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    + 1 on the taper. And it helps if you expand the...

    + 1 on the taper. And it helps if you expand the tunnel. I now use double pointed knitting needles to expand the tunnel. I think the one I use for the 7/64 is a no. 4. Its large enough to drill a...
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    I have doors on my tarp and I have the 2QZQ UQP....

    I have doors on my tarp and I have the 2QZQ UQP. If I had to choose between the two of them, I think I would choose the doors, because wind is one thing but rain is another. The UQP protects you from...
  39. Haha, now my wife compares me to my mother who...

    Haha, now my wife compares me to my mother who was knitting in front of the TV. Made a 7/64 shackle and two Lash-its last night, just to use some rope ends.
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    Dogs Guarding Hammocks: Show us your pics!

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  41. Thread: Public Hammocks

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    The way I see it you can move the hammock ends to...

    The way I see it you can move the hammock ends to get either a flat lay or a swing style or like Mr. L on picture 2 anything in between. Cook idea though, just thinking how long it will take until...
  42. ILLUSTRATION - Portable Hammock Pipe Stand (Speer/Jacks Instructions)

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    Yes, I set it up last Saturday and did a first try. From a material point of view I think it is solid enough. But its stability is limited. Like someone said, it's a bit shaky. Don't let...
  43. ILLUSTRATION - Portable Hammock Pipe Stand (Speer/Jacks Instructions)

    Thats what I bought, but I went for 3/4", will try my luck.
  44. ILLUSTRATION - Portable Hammock Pipe Stand (Speer/Jacks Instructions)

    I would like to know this as well. I can get 3/4" steel pipes (water pipes) that have 2mm thick material. They look pretty strong. 1" or more is difficult to get from home supply.

    I also thought...
  45. I like -40, thats where Fahrenheit and Celsius...

    I like -40, thats where Fahrenheit and Celsius meet :D
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    Dutch biners are very small. I don't think that a...

    Dutch biners are very small. I don't think that a 1" strap loop will fit in nicely allowing it to open/close for the whoopie. I agree with SilvrSufr, thats the Dutch way to go.
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    Poll: At the moment I'm mostly motorcycle or car...

    At the moment I'm mostly motorcycle or car camping. Because of the motorcycle I'm limited in bulk, not so much in weight. But when my back gets better, I intend to go again for longer hikes and then...
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    The DD Travel was my first hammock - for the same...

    The DD Travel was my first hammock - for the same reason like most - the price. It's 9' (270cm) and so is the new Jungle Hammock, so the lay should be similar. I'm 6'4 and I was Ok in it until I...
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    Would that be "Andy" ? I'm always surprised to...

    Would that be "Andy" ? I'm always surprised to see designers get upset with end-users who won't see the great improvements, especially if these eliminate previous great improvements :rolleyes:

    I...
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    Sticky: Added myself to the map.

    Added myself to the map.
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