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  1. As described, I'm all but certain that a Becket...

    As described, I'm all but certain that a Becket hitch would not hold without some extra wraps or stopper knot somewhere. Neither would my beloved slipped Lapp hitch.

    J-bend would definitely...
  2. Good to know!

    Good to know!
  3. That's a good point... however I have a couple of...

    That's a good point... however I have a couple of plain hammocks (not DH) in HyperD 1.6 and that would work for me as well.

    Admittedly, I am not nearly as sensitive to differences in materials as...
  4. The difference will be like night and day. :) ...

    The difference will be like night and day. :)

    I'm 5'9" and I have DH Dariens (in Robic 1.7 and 1.2) that are 10' length, 64" width and they are my favorite hammocks. However, people are all over...
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    Will all of your gear fit into a 35 or 45 liter...

    Will all of your gear fit into a 35 or 45 liter pack? As a general rule, 35 liters is adequate for a fairly well honed ultralight kit and 45 liters for cooler weather (and thus more clothing, bulkier...
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    Here's my HG camo DCF hex. There might be...

    Here's my HG camo DCF hex.

    There might be other camo patterns produced by the Dyneema corp but this is the only one I've seen.
    ...
  7. Thread: 11x6 hex tarp

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    Can't hurt to try... more of a "just in case"...

    Can't hurt to try... more of a "just in case" tarp like my little SLD asym.
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    Lyme disease. ;)

    Lyme disease.

    ;)
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    LOL that's going to be some crazy light setup......

    LOL that's going to be some crazy light setup... combined with a DCF hex tarp a total weight barely over 2 lb. :laugh:
  10. If you're using it for car camping or other...

    If you're using it for car camping or other situations where weight and volume don't matter at all, probably not a huge risk.

    For any other usage (backpacking, bikepacking, moto touring etc) where...
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    Looks good! What do you do on the other end?

    Looks good! What do you do on the other end?
  12. Thread: TARPS

    by cmoulder
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    I concur with the 11' recommendations thus far,...

    I concur with the 11' recommendations thus far, but other options such as width and doors and volume and intended use also come into play.

    For instance, if you're a car camper and aren't concerned...
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    Mule tape works but it snags on stuff and gets...

    Mule tape works but it snags on stuff and gets really ratty looking in short order. Any slippage can quickly shred it.
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    Kevlar or poly webbing or Dutch poly/spider all...

    Kevlar or poly webbing or Dutch poly/spider all hold well with basic Becket. With UHMWPE you might have to throw in an extra wrap or tie a stopper knot to prevent slippage. Also helps enormously to...
  15. ENO marketing in this instance seems (I don't...

    ENO marketing in this instance seems (I don't know 'cause I didn't see it) to play into the whole trend toward narcissistic "Instagram moments" that have led to deaths after falls from various...
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    Maybe Kam snaps.

    Maybe Kam snaps.
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    Probably best bet is to post a WTB here with...

    Probably best bet is to post a WTB here with specs. What temp rating? What length?
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    Yep, with my current total...

    Yep, with my current total hammock/shelter/insulation (TQ+UQ) weights in the 40oz range it's going to take something significantly lighter to convince me to take the leap.
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    I've thought of this but I have 10-, 10.5- and...

    I've thought of this but I have 10-, 10.5- and 11-ft hammocks and switching among them requires slight tweaking of the shock cord length and tension.

    Another consideration is the occasional...
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    How do you get the tarp low enough (close to...

    How do you get the tarp low enough (close to hammock SRL) for storm mode? Does attaching the ridge line to the carabiners tend to loosen the hammock suspension around the tree?

    By pitching the...
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    Nothing per se "wrong" with it as long as it does...

    Nothing per se "wrong" with it as long as it does what you want it to do, assuming the nylon cord doesn't stretch more after pitching and leave you with a sagging tarp.

    I use low-stretch Lawson...
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    Sticky: Wool takes much longer to dry. I'm a big fan of...

    Wool takes much longer to dry. I'm a big fan of fleece, i.e. various 'flavors' of Polartec.
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    Seems obvious to us but I've seen people...

    Seems obvious to us but I've seen people shivering in their sleeping bags and it did not occur to them, until I mentioned it, to put on other available layers. For some reason people think a down...
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    I once ripped open a knee similar to yours in a...

    I once ripped open a knee similar to yours in a mountain biking accident. Really nasty with blood, mud and whatnot. I used about 4 or 5 of these butterfly closures and they worked well. Went to the...
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    I had the Spot Gen3 for a few years and it worked...

    I had the Spot Gen3 for a few years and it worked fine, until it didn't. Pre-set messages (the only kind with that unit) weren't getting thru, and this was with a clear sky and no leaves on the...
  26. Thread: LiteAF tarp

    by cmoulder
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    Tough business. Appalachian Ultralight showed...

    Tough business.

    Appalachian Ultralight showed promise and seemed to fill the void left by Zpacks going corporate but unfortunately didn't last too long.
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    And the answer is still as subjective as ever!...

    And the answer is still as subjective as ever! :laugh:

    Some people are very hard on gear and some people are very easy with their gear and it seems to last forever.

    I'm on the 'easy' end of the...
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    I've experimented with Prusik, Klemheist, Hedden...

    I've experimented with Prusik, Klemheist, Hedden and a couple of other friction knots with various materials (not Spyderline, however) and found that if the knot has enough wraps to hold that it is...
  29. Carry some extra non-stretchy but light-n-strong...

    Carry some extra non-stretchy but light-n-strong cord such as 2.2mm Dynaglide and run it from the suspension attachment point on the skinny tree and anchor it to the base of another tree, tying off...
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    For that length, 3.3 Kevlar would work fine as...

    For that length, 3.3 Kevlar would work fine as huggers with very little weight penalty, and they don't curl up like the various UHMWPE webbing materials.
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    One thing about these no-see-um holes/tears is...

    One thing about these no-see-um holes/tears is that there's nothing that will make them look like new again so IMO just put the least effort into making it serviceable and look at it as burnishing...
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    Welcome to HF! :) For the small amount it...

    Welcome to HF! :)

    For the small amount it costs to become a donating member it might be worth it for access to "Ultra Lite Gear" and other off-topic subforums. There's a good number of people on...
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    They are both EE... TQ is my older Revelation...

    They are both EE... TQ is my older Revelation with 10D shell @11.3oz and UQ is Revolt with 7D shell @7.7oz
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    Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery,...

    Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, Enlightened Equipment recently intro'd their version... Rev-HOLE-ation.
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    Most temp ratings work for me as well. Early May...

    Most temp ratings work for me as well. Early May I was out with my 40deg shortie UQ (EE Revolt) and 50deg TQ and did not even know it got down to 34°F overnight until I saw my thermometer in the...
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    Hard to say just looking at it, but it could be...

    Hard to say just looking at it, but it could be some non-sil nylon with polyurethane coating on the inside. Might explain how the outside appears wetted out while inside is dry.
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    Wow, excellent article, photos and illustrations!...

    Wow, excellent article, photos and illustrations! :cool:



    I love the concept and a couple of times have come thisclose to ordering one but the whole modularity thing stops me every time.
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    Kudos to the Jacks but I'd imagine that the...

    Kudos to the Jacks but I'd imagine that the concept was not original to them either.

    Probably some Peruvian grandma from eons ago, after weaving a llama wool blanket... and she's thinkin' voila!...
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    Why do you torture yourself? There are many...

    Why do you torture yourself?

    There are many outdoor-related YT'ers that aren't my cuppa joe so I see a little bit at first, decide I don't really like their stuff and move on, simply never...
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    Why do you torture yourself? There are many...

    Why do you torture yourself?

    There are many outdoor-related YT'ers that aren't my cuppa joe so I see a little bit at first, decide I don't really like their stuff and move on, simply never...
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    Another option, Enlightened Equipment's Revolt...

    Another option, Enlightened Equipment's Revolt UQs that are available in 45-, 55-, 65- and 75-inch lengths.
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    Bridge or GE hammock? Big difference. I could...

    Bridge or GE hammock? Big difference.

    I could (personally) see using an air mat in some bridges but not in a GE. Very early on in my hammock journey I tried various air mats at different inflation...
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    Similar hiking locales to OP and 10' to 12' has...

    Similar hiking locales to OP and 10' to 12' has always been plenty. I carry a 3' dogbone but rarely use it.
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    I'd just sew it up with some polyester thread.

    I'd just sew it up with some polyester thread.
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    Looks like an excellent trip — great video!! :)

    Looks like an excellent trip — great video!! :)
  46. Great area, excellent video. Nice to see it...

    Great area, excellent video.

    Nice to see it done in UL style. :D
  47. I recently did an overnighter from Pawling to...

    I recently did an overnighter from Pawling to Kent and camped at Schaghticoke campsite, which is on the north side of Schaghticoke about 2.8mi before Algo shelter. I had no idea it was there, just a...
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    Wish I had known this when first getting into the...

    Wish I had known this when first getting into the hammock thing. I thought all the gizmological doodadery was necessary, silly me. :laugh:
  49. Thread: LiteAF tarp

    by cmoulder
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    Dang it, now I want some nachos and it isn't even...

    Dang it, now I want some nachos and it isn't even 7am yet.
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    Hmm... I hope it isn't this...

    Hmm... I hope it isn't this, rated to 400lbs. In the description it mentions for suspension use but at that rating I'd use it for hammock SRL (structural ridge line) only.

    In any event, welcome to...
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