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  1. Thread: Type of pad

    by chapinb
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    Air pad is significantly more comfortable....

    Air pad is significantly more comfortable. However, if we are talking gathered end, an uq is my preference.

    I have used a thin torso length ccf foam under my air pad in colder temps in my bridge....
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    I suspect ots the same as loft tek from outdoor...

    I suspect ots the same as loft tek from outdoor vitals. They were released about the same time and the photos look very similar.
    I have a coat in the stuff from odv. If it's the same stuff, it's not...
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    Few things to keep in mind as referance points...

    Few things to keep in mind as referance points about knots.
    Alot of how a knot works is based on how you dress it. A beckett holds great on poly webbing, but will slip or be very hard to undo if...
  4. Of the 4 or so ultra light uhmwpe style webbing i...

    Of the 4 or so ultra light uhmwpe style webbing i have, they all slip on beckett. J bend fixed that. Spider, warbonnets, myerstech stuff, and venom. Some released from j bend easier then others.
    The...
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    As did I. So red is definitely out of stock

    As did I. So red is definitely out of stock
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    Id had some time to use the synthetic jacket this...

    Id had some time to use the synthetic jacket this summer. I'm perfectly happy with it but for a few things.
    Its definitely cheaply made. Sewn thru construction, arms are a tick short, esp if your...
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    Wish I knew it was free shipping for 2. I woulda...

    Wish I knew it was free shipping for 2. I woulda getting a second. What would I do with that amount? Not a clue, but me wants.
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    63$ with shipping after 10$ coupon. A spool of...

    63$ with shipping after 10$ coupon.
    A spool of red ordered! Thank you!
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    While not 18' long nor 12' wide, these arnt too...

    While not 18' long nor 12' wide, these arnt too shabby. Iv been using these for backyard lounging for about a decade. Its an experience like none other if you haven't been in a giant gathered end...
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    Continuous over the top. This lets the ends flair...

    Continuous over the top. This lets the ends flair up if it's not tight. Let's you get a few inches closer to your hammock without rubbing.
    A trekking pole pull out works better over vs under as its...
  11. I use a DIY version of this. Super easy to adjust...

    I use a DIY version of this. Super easy to adjust on the fly. And enough adjustability regardless of how the tent is pitched.
  12. FS: All items sold

    All items sold
  13. FS: Ursack sold. Only the mighty thunderfly remains.

    Ursack sold. Only the mighty thunderfly remains.
  14. FS: Price drop. Thunder fly 120$ Ursack 40$

    Price drop.
    Thunder fly 120$
    Ursack 40$
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    Indeed. The knot needs to be loaded and tightened...

    Indeed. The knot needs to be loaded and tightened properly before any valuable load is put on it. Same is true for button (esp so in my experiance) and diamond.
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    It's still rated to more then 100% of the...

    It's still rated to more then 100% of the strength of a single line due to the 2 strands.

    A diamond knot on this setup would result in about a 2000 pound breaking limit. Button knot, close to 4000...
  17. FS: 12' Thunderfly, Ursack minor, Dutch peak shelf

    Custom 12' Thunderfly in 30d silpoly camo with panel pulls. Bought last summer. No ridgeline, has lashit on the guys. Shock cord and mitten hooks on the doors. No hardware. Was seam sealed with...
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    FS: Closing to add more items from gear closet

    Closing to add more items from gear closet
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    FS: 11. "I'll take it" is the only acceptable term...

    11. "I'll take it" is the only acceptable term for getting the first chance to purchase an item. Terms like "I'll take it pending PM", or "I'll take it, but with questions" do not reserve you the...
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    Silpoly feels significantly weaker. But I have...

    Silpoly feels significantly weaker. But I have yet to have any issues with it.
    The less water absorption is nice, but the low stretch, esp when wet is a huge benefit. Silpoly all the way.

    I dont...
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    FS: Big daddy and rr sold to jdy as per forum rules...

    Big daddy and rr sold to jdy as per forum rules and pm.
    Took me longer then it should have to realize you guys had 2 diff names....
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    FS: The big daddy is silnylon, probably 1.1 osy. The...

    The big daddy is silnylon, probably 1.1 osy. The head ridgerunner bar is 3 piece, foot end is a thinner 2 piece
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    FS: 174997174998174999175000175001175002175003

    174997174998174999175000175001175002175003
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    FS: Ridgerunner, ThunderFly, Big Daddy tarp

    ---sold----
    Like new RidgeRunner. Bought on Massdrop this spring in brown single layer, with net. This is the new style but older Ripstop fabric. Includes original poles and stuff sack. Original...
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    Big blue and big red, kiddo, and ugly betty to...

    Big blue and big red, kiddo, and ugly betty to name a few.
    Odd thing is, my 2 most used hammocks don't have a name.
    My lesser used UQ also get names. Leigh, green monster, upside down. Again, the...
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    75 I could get away without anything below me....

    75 I could get away without anything below me. Any lower and the breeze feels cold.
  27. Do the kevlar straps hold a beckett with out a...

    Do the kevlar straps hold a beckett with out a stopper knot?
  28. FS: Price drop on the bridge to 50

    Price drop on the bridge to 50
  29. FS: Streamliner sold. Tarp sold pending funds.

    Streamliner sold.
    Tarp sold pending funds.
  30. FS: About 55" wide in the middle. Its cat cut, so it...

    About 55" wide in the middle. Its cat cut, so it does not feel as narrow as it is. According to the website, it has a 5" cut on each side and 3" on each end.
  31. FS: SLD Streamliner, DYI asym, DIY bicdad bridge

    ---------------------SOLD------------------------------
    First up is a SLD 11' streamliner in Mountain XL 1.2, formally robic. It has a peak shelf and UQ hooks. Weight with cont loops is about 8.5...
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    It's fine. Nothing wrong with it at all. I used...

    It's fine. Nothing wrong with it at all. I used for about 7 nights, but have since gone back to a Beckett with a backup knot. Only because it's easier for me to consistently tie.

    This knot does...
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    The pros are obvious. The cons are noteworthy....

    The pros are obvious.
    The cons are noteworthy.
    Its harder to pack, and generally larger once packed. Although it can pack smaller if you really pushed it.
    Iv never worried about ripping or...
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    My indoor lounger is 13 x 7. It's too wide to use...

    My indoor lounger is 13 x 7. It's too wide to use without special whipping, but it's the most comfortable hammock I own. And i can lay in it anyway i choose.
  35. Thread: Leg shelf?

    by chapinb
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    Hmmm... now that you mention that outandback, I...

    Hmmm... now that you mention that outandback, I wonder if I had my incubator positioned wrong. Iv never been able to get to the temp rating of it. But me 3/4 rectangle quilt, that is work out and...
  36. Thread: Leg shelf?

    by chapinb
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    The way its cut, there is a small pop upward that...

    The way its cut, there is a small pop upward that helps prevent an air gap under the knees.
    Not sure if there's physically less down or loft under there...
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    +1 on the full sized, or at least close to....

    +1 on the full sized, or at least close to.
    Hammock gear has a netted hammock for 115. Free shipping right now too.

    Cant go wrong with anything from sld either. Probably not in stock, but as...
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    Dutch sells singles There's something...

    Dutch sells singles

    There's something satisfying about using one you made though
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    No surprise in any of this. They do not hide the...

    No surprise in any of this. They do not hide the fact its made in china, although they do advertise its a USA based company very heavily. I would have expected their bags to be rated for lower limit...
  40. They offer a 26' hammock. Wow... Make your own....

    They offer a 26' hammock. Wow...
    Make your own. No sewing required, just larkshead a loop or webbing over the end and done....
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    As low as I can go without the hammock or uq...

    As low as I can go without the hammock or uq hitting anything.
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    Plan on more insulation then you think you'll...

    Plan on more insulation then you think you'll need. A bridge isnt as warm as a regular hammock, and dampness makes it feel just that much colder.

    Otherwise, get familiar with your new hammock in...
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    FS: I'll take the end bar as well!

    I'll take the end bar as well!
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    FS: I'll take the recessed. PM en route

    I'll take the recessed. PM en route
  45. Webbing is easier to work with, even the super...

    Webbing is easier to work with, even the super thin uhmwpe webbing. Webbing (any webbing) holds hitches better too.

    I recently weighed my suspensions and the warbonnet webbing was actually lighter...
  46. Thread: Lash-it or Not

    by chapinb
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    Not the same as zingit/lashit line, but appears...

    Not the same as zingit/lashit line, but appears to have the same strength. Its the same black stuff you get from multiple retailers around here. Has a different feeling but after some use it's not...
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    Looks like a short hammock and an uncomfortable...

    Looks like a short hammock and an uncomfortable pillow for a hammock anyway...
  48. It will cause damage to the tree, perminant...

    It will cause damage to the tree, perminant damage is left tight for a few years.

    A large eye bolt is a much better long term solution. The tree will heal fairly quick around the bolt and will not...
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    They violently break somewhere around 30-50...

    They violently break somewhere around 30-50 pounds. Flying shrapnel style.
  50. I have a 8 foot wide hammock. There is no way I...

    I have a 8 foot wide hammock. There is no way I can whip it to allow a flat 90 degree lay for my 6'3 frame.
    I suppose with a deep enough cat cut you could make it flat, but it would be something...
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