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  1. I'm 6'1", 180 lbs. My Dream Hammock Raven is 58"...

    I'm 6'1", 180 lbs. My Dream Hammock Raven is 58" and has always been very comfortable. But I recently ordered a Dream Hammock Darien at 64" wide, and the comfort for me is on a whole other level. The...
  2. I'll have to check on this and see if I can make...

    I'll have to check on this and see if I can make it at least for one night.
  3. I asked the same question regarding...

    I asked the same question regarding adjustability, and Ann Marie sent me this link. They seem very easy to adjust.
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  4. I'm in for #3. Thank you! Sent from my Pixel...

    I'm in for #3. Thank you!

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    Under normal circumstances, I would not wear ear...

    Under normal circumstances, I would not wear ear plugs while camping- I like to hear the sounds of nature. Plus, if a critter is perusing around my camp, I want to hear it- so I can shoo it off if...
  6. FS: I'm in for bundle #2 Sent from my Pixel XL...

    I'm in for bundle #2

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  7. Looks very nice!

    Looks very nice!
  8. Thread: SLD Apex Pillow

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    I think the standard fill is plenty for hammock...

    I think the standard fill is plenty for hammock sleeping. If you were using it on the ground, overfill may be preferable.
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    Have you tried the SLD pillow yet? It's made from...

    Have you tried the SLD pillow yet? It's made from Climashield Apex (same as Dutch's), but is a little larger. I have one, and it is great. It's priced well, and shipping is free too!
  10. It could have just been this particular...

    It could have just been this particular individual. I wasn't there; but my buddy texted me about it. I guess he was informed by the campground manager. This is one of those things that can vary...
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    I believe cmoulder is correct. The permanent CL...

    I believe cmoulder is correct. The permanent CL is just one strand of Amsteel passing through the channel, and then spliced together. I think the reasoning behind this is that the hammock ends aren't...
  12. My buddy just went to Rock Cut State Park a...

    My buddy just went to Rock Cut State Park a couple weeks ago, and he was told by the park ranger that he couldn't hang his hammock there.

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  13. FS: I am in for bundle #3. Thank you!

    I am in for bundle #3. Thank you!
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    I tested a Ridgerunner a while back, and didn't...

    I tested a Ridgerunner a while back, and didn't have any issues with my TQ falling out.
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    At that point, why not just use a MSH and loop...

    At that point, why not just use a MSH and loop the CL over that- like you would with a whoopie sling? For me, the beauty of the becket hitch is not needing any sort of hardware that can get lost or...
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    I kinda had the same idea. A picture of me laying...

    I kinda had the same idea. A picture of me laying on the pillow, printed on the pillow.
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    A couple mini snakeskins made out of pantyhose...

    A couple mini snakeskins made out of pantyhose would keep the clews from getting tangled.

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  18. I would choose the HG DCF over the Paladin for a...

    I would choose the HG DCF over the Paladin for a few reasons 1) the DCF hex is 3oz lighter 2) the DCF hex is wider- providing better coverage 3) DCF is more waterproof 4) DCF has excellent...
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    I get it. My 20 quilt set is from Loco Libre-...

    I get it. My 20 quilt set is from Loco Libre- whose quilts are known by many for their superb craftsmanship. I've had the opportunity to see a few UGQ quilts in person, and they, too, seem like very...
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    Very nice looking quilt! I don't own any UGQ...

    Very nice looking quilt! I don't own any UGQ stuff, but I am heavily considering them for my future 40 set. If I had to guess, they may have changed the logo placement due to the possibility of down...
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    My go to setup right now is: 11' DH Darien in...

    My go to setup right now is:
    11' DH Darien in Mtn 1.2- 64" wide
    12' UHMWPE straps w/Evo Loops w/becket hitch
    12' HG Dyneema tarp w/doors inside 1-piece snakeskin
    DIY CDT UQ & TQ
    SLD Apex Pillow...
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    I agree with the decision to offer the stuff sack...

    I agree with the decision to offer the stuff sack separately. No need to pay for one if you don't use 'em.

    I will make one suggestion though. You should add a drop-down option to include a stuff...
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    I just received my 1.2 hammock from DH a couple...

    I just received my 1.2 hammock from DH a couple weeks ago, and I love the feel of it! I'm glad I got a hammock in that fabric before it ran out. I'm sure the 1.3 will also be very comfortable. But...
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    I can still get a good diagonal lay with my UQ....

    I can still get a good diagonal lay with my UQ. t=The hammock is slightly more restrictive than without the UQ, but not enough to affect my overall comfort. If you use a 3/4 length quilt like me, I...
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    Check out Myerstech Hammock Lab on FB or eBay....

    Check out Myerstech Hammock Lab on FB or eBay. His stuff is awesome, and he has the best prices. Personally, I use UHMWPE webbing with a Becket hitch. My two 12' straps with Evo Loop tree connectors...
  26. Welcome to the forum! We usually go to the...

    Welcome to the forum!

    We usually go to the McKinley Woods site along the I&M Canal in Channahon. You have to either hike or bike in from Channahon State Park, because the McKinley Woods lot does...
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    I don't believe mine has openings at the end of...

    I don't believe mine has openings at the end of the bug net. The netting is completely sewn to the hammock body- except for the zipper portion. That's why I had to create an exit point for the...
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    I generally sleep on my back in the hammock. But...

    I generally sleep on my back in the hammock. But I have recently tested side-sleeping in it, and I haven't had any issues with it.
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    I did this with my Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro...

    I did this with my Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro a while back. All I did was sandwich the netting between two small squares of Gorilla Tape, and sewed around the perimeter for reinforcement. Then I...
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    I can never pass up an opportunity for a corny...

    I can never pass up an opportunity for a corny joke!
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    What's the difference between a "legging"...

    What's the difference between a "legging" snakeskin and a "lagging" snakeskin?

    A legging snakeskin stays in your pack, while a lagging snakeskin always falls behind the pack.

    Sorry, couldn't...
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    To clarify my previous comment, DCF can be very...

    To clarify my previous comment, DCF can be very bulky or not- depending on how you pack it. I would argue that if your DCF tarp looks like an NFL sized football when packed, you may want to rethink...
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    I use Myerstech lightweight blue poly straps at...

    I use Myerstech lightweight blue poly straps at 4g per foot. And I use a Becket hitch to attach to my hammock.

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    Down will definitely pack smaller. You can pick...

    Down will definitely pack smaller. You can pick up a 30 Hammock Gear Phoenix Econ for a good price.

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    I don't know. Much ado is made about the "bulk"...

    I don't know. Much ado is made about the "bulk" of DCF tarps. But I have a hard time seeing an issue. Here are pics of both my 12' HG Dyneema Standard Tarp w/Doors and 11' silpoly hex tarp. I think...
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    I have a 12' HG Standard DCF w/doors, and I'm...

    I have a 12' HG Standard DCF w/doors, and I'm happy I went with the extra length. I like to hang my pack from one of the CLs of my hammock- so having the extra overhang is nice. The weight difference...
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    I am a dedicated right lay hammocker. I've tried...

    I am a dedicated right lay hammocker. I've tried left lay in my Raven (also symmetrical), and initially noticed that the ridge also seemed more prominent than when I lay the usual direction. What I...
  38. Thread: SLD Apex Pillow

    by rweb82
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    I love my SLD Apex pillow as well. But mine is...

    I love my SLD Apex pillow as well. But mine is made from Hexon fabric. I kinda wish it was HyperD, because I like the feel a bit more. Either way, it's a fantastic pillow, and is priced well!
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    I just received my first hammock that has...

    I just received my first hammock that has tie-outs- DH Darien. The only time I see myself using them is if it's very windy. And even so, I would probably only stake out the head-end. I did use them...
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    I rigged up some triangle thingies last night...

    I rigged up some triangle thingies last night with some leftover zingit and mitten hooks I had lying around. I initially tested it using just the secondary suspension of my UQ. It did work, but not...
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    But what would keep the suspension from just...

    But what would keep the suspension from just sliding down the ridgeline of the hammock? Something has to be anchored down somewhere.

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    I'm not able to visualize how you would connect...

    I'm not able to visualize how you would connect your UQ suspension to a soft shackle on your ridgeline while using an integrated net. Can you explain this in more detail?

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    Thank you! That is exactly the explanation I was...

    Thank you! That is exactly the explanation I was looking for. Do you feel the UQ spreads out better with the TTs, and by not having to rely on the primary suspension? Is it less restrictive?

    Sent...
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    Thanks. I wonder if the 1/8 shock cord will work...

    Thanks. I wonder if the 1/8 shock cord will work in the linelocs on my quilt. Also, can the UQ be adjusted side to side with the triangle thingies? For instance, if I need to position the UQ more...
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    My Darien has an integrated non-removable net....

    My Darien has an integrated non-removable net. And my Raven has an integrated but fully removable net.

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    Triangle Thingies Question

    I have been contemplating making a set of triangle thingies out of some leftover zing-it. I really like the concept, but I have a couple questions for those who use (or have used them).

    1) If I...
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    I definitely prefer how my hammock lays without...

    I definitely prefer how my hammock lays without the bug net attached. That said, if there are bugs, I use the net. If no bugs, I don't.

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  48. Thread: UQ Foot Squeeze

    by rweb82
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    One last suggestion if all else fails (and before...

    One last suggestion if all else fails (and before you decide to spend the money on a Wooki), give the Triangle Thingies from Arrowhead Equipment a shot. There is a very good chance these would solve...
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    Hey, if a 10' hammock works best for you, enjoy...

    Hey, if a 10' hammock works best for you, enjoy the weight savings! At my height, I really prefer having an 11 footer. But if I could comfortably swing a 10' hammock, I'd be all over it!
  50. Thread: UQ Foot Squeeze

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    The main trade-off with the Wooki style is that...

    The main trade-off with the Wooki style is that the insulation covers a smaller footprint, and is limited to one lay. If you happen to move around a lot, or change lay direction in the middle of the...
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