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  1. About five posts up you can see one way in my...

    About five posts up you can see one way in my video. That works at least in laying position. Another method could be to attach a tent pole to the ends and have it rest on top of the ridge line. Like...
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    I ordered my TQ from UK Hammocks and had them sew...

    I ordered my TQ from UK Hammocks and had them sew two mitten buckle/clip thingies on each side. I attach two elastic cords between them and have a cord lock on one side so that I can regulate the...
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    I have both types and prefer the bag during...

    I have both types and prefer the bag during winter, TQ during the other three seasons.
  4. I use split ridge lines with Lineloc 3s at the...

    I use split ridge lines with Lineloc 3s at the tarp tie out loops. On some tarps I then run a thin line on the underside of the tarp if I want to hang stuff there.
  5. Thanks. Switching to LineLoc 3s on the tarps...

    Thanks. Switching to LineLoc 3s on the tarps ridgelines was pretty much the first thing I did on my V2. Works well, as shown on the video a simple slippery knot secures the thing if the winds are...
  6. Any pics on the new tarp linelocks?

    Any pics on the new tarp linelocks?
  7. Modification of Amok Draumr tarp ridgeline tensioners

    Hey all, shot a quick(?) video of two mods Ive made to the Amok Draumr kit. Wasnt sure where to post it, so mods should feel free to move this elsewhere. :)

    Filmed a spring evening south of...
  8. Hmm, surprised no ones mentioned simply tying...

    Hmm, surprised no ones mentioned simply tying some toilet paper around the lines.
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    Youll easily see/feel when the burr/bury/the...

    Youll easily see/feel when the burr/bury/the part that is outside of the part that is inside is milked out. The reason for milking it is that you compress it more or less in order to feed the buried...
  10. Jari, not sure if Im too late but as Jarili...

    Jari, not sure if Im too late but as Jarili points out you do not have to order from overseas. There are vendors in Scandinavia and the UK which should mean lower postal and tax fees.

    Also,...
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    As others have said, comfort is key. Both...

    As others have said, comfort is key. Both mentally and physically. You know best what should work with your child. For instance, being in the backyard could for some "lure" them to want to go back...
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    Not really answering your question, but dont...

    Not really answering your question, but dont forget to look at your overall pack weight. If you want to loose weight you should look at all items to figure out where you have most to gain. Its...
  13. For cold weather I also use a balaclava with a...

    For cold weather I also use a balaclava with a buff on top of that around my neck. Adjust both as needed, but I never cover the nose. The microclimate near your face when laying more or less cocooned...
  14. Thanks for your insight fellas. My kids arent...

    Thanks for your insight fellas. My kids arent new to hammocking and thoroughly enjoy it. In fact, I got told off by the youngest when I went out alone last saturday evening without them. :D I also...
  15. Ease of use of a Hennesy Scout, classic?

    Hey, a local retailer har a great price on a couple of Hennesy Scouts, classic model (not zip). Im a bit reluctant though, mostly regarding how problematic it might be to adjust the kid and pad...
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    Reflecting layer, where to put it?

    Hi, what are your thoughts or experiences regarding where to place a reflecting layer such as those car window sheets or "mylar space blankets"?

    The layer should obviously not go against your...
  17. Sorry for the late reply. The location is at the...

    Sorry for the late reply. The location is at the wind shelter at lake rsjn in Tyresta National Park.

    rsjn
  18. Short video shot in the morning after a night out with my two kids.

    Nothing fancy, just wanted to capture that really nice feeling when you wake up in a fabulous spot and am fortunate enough to have most of your family there with you. The kids (and wife) really enjoy...
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    Ive been thinking about a hook/small biner at...

    Ive been thinking about a hook/small biner at the end. The way I have it now is a simple tied loop at the end of all the lines. That way I either use a stake in the ground (for the guy lines), or...
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    Use of Lineloc 3s on the ridge line

    Hey all. This spring I was fooling around a bit with LineLoc3s on the guy lines. Feel in love with them, ease of use, ability to tighten/loosen from under the tarp. I thought Id try them on the...
  21. What Grannypat says, plus Id make sure to always...

    What Grannypat says, plus Id make sure to always have something on top of me, even at warmer temperatures. One "rule of thumb" is that you need insulation below you from around 70F and lower, but I...
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    Not to dampen your efforts of solving the problem...

    Not to dampen your efforts of solving the problem with equipment, but one way could be to work on site selection and weather forecast. If you arent going to hang very often and/or the expected time...
  23. Tyresta consists of two areas, first an outer...

    Tyresta consists of two areas, first an outer area which is a nature reserve. It has restrictions on where you can build a fire, but no restrictions on tenting, which I equate to hammocking when it...
  24. Great trip report! It really is astonishing how...

    Great trip report! It really is astonishing how close to nature we live, even if you start from the center of the capitol. If you havent already, Id recommend Tyresta. Very varying types of nature...
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    Easter hike in Swedish forests.

    Ive uploaded a two part film of my solo three day hike during the Easter week this year.

    Part 1 describes the route and what I bring with me. Id appreciate feedback on my "technique" for showing...
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    Ive also fallen in love with lineloc 3s that I...

    Ive also fallen in love with lineloc 3s that I currently use with the guy lines. Going to set them up in the "ridge line corners" as well and try them out. Just tie those guy lines to the trees...
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    Varies, usually hammock in double ended stuff...

    Varies, usually hammock in double ended stuff sack and tarp in snake skins. Ive also just showed the hammock with the sleeping bag inside in the bottom of my backpack along with the UQ. No problems...
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    My favorite position is sitting with one butt...

    My favorite position is sitting with one butt cheek resting on a tree stump or fallen log. Much more relaxing than the second choice of leaning the back against a tree.
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    I think that when it comes to tarps/hammocks one...

    I think that when it comes to tarps/hammocks one could use a compression bag, but the small amount of volume change compared to just cramming a normal stuff sack into a back pack and then stuffing...
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    +1 on compressing to a limit. I use a waterproof...

    +1 on compressing to a limit. I use a waterproof compression sack where I shove in my UQ and sleeping bag and cinch it down enough to fit in the bottom of my backpack.
  31. Awesomest rap evah!

    Awesomest rap evah!
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    Thanks fellas.

    Thanks fellas.
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    Bug net in freezing temperatures?

    Hey all, just wanted to check with you experienced folks how you handle the bug net in hammocks such as the WBBB when its freezing? Does it trap moisture enough for condensation/icing to be a...
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    First test with a UQ

    Got a nice UQ from UK Hammocks. Had a little time today to try it out. Looking forward to getting some sleep in it. :D

    Link to Facebook photo folder, Ive some comments on most pics.
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    Please dont take this the wrong way, but its...

    Please dont take this the wrong way, but its not uncommon for people, me included, to focus a lot on saving weight on our equipment while completely disregarding the extra weight we always carry...
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    Well, I did try a diagonal lay, but cant really...

    Well, I did try a diagonal lay, but cant really see how its possible in that design, it behaves more like a bridge hammock. With the bug net suspended (which works great) the sides really come in...
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    Tips for DD Frontline?

    Hey all.

    I just received a DD Frontline hammock intended for my wife. I rigged it as instructed on their website but when I lay down in it I find that the sides sort of fold in over my body. I...
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    Yeah, that was in the first, swedish, part....

    Yeah, that was in the first, swedish, part. Junior on top. The site is great, it's a short walk from my parents in law and far enough from the trail to not have people just passing through. It's also...
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    Hanging bunk bed style

    Took my oldest son out for his first sleep in a hammock. Was also my first time trying out hanging two hammocks bunk bed style. It went well with a few improvements to be made. As always, any...
  40. Just wanted to bring an interesting(?)...

    Just wanted to bring an interesting(?) observation about regional differences regarding tent/shelter design. I understand that in the US (and other regions as well I suppose) tents tend to be...
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    Im more of a side sleeper myself. One thing that...

    Im more of a side sleeper myself. One thing that happens in a hammock is that the fabric will support your body in ways that simply isnt possible in a flat bed. Youll find yourself finding...
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    Instead of using two separate lines for the tarp...

    Instead of using two separate lines for the tarp and bugnet you should perhaps find a way to attach the bugnet to the tarp ridgeline. The tarp usually has some sort of D-ring at the ends as shown in...
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    Well, nothing supernatural but soon after I...

    Well, nothing supernatural but soon after I finished recording this video I did let slip a "WTF was that" when one of these started barking near by.

    Another unsettling sound that has given me...
  44. Hanging a hammock using a tautline hitch?

    Just curious if hammocks like Hennesy and DD that have a cord coming off the hammock can be tied in a different way. I was thinking about running the cord through the loops of a tree strap and then...
  45. No problem, just glad to be able to give...

    No problem, just glad to be able to give something back to the great community. :)
  46. Right, I hope this video answers the questions....

    Right, I hope this video answers the questions. Appologies for the "wild" camera action :)

    More details of the hammock design
  47. The footbox isnt really made of extra fabric ...

    The footbox isnt really made of extra fabric the WBBB. The cord sort of makes a fold in the fabric when you tighten it. The bugnet should work fine regardless of the level of tensioning in the...
  48. I'll get back with some shots of that. To me...

    I'll get back with some shots of that. To me everything looks symmetrical but I'll spread those areas out on the floor and see.
  49. Thank you. My next outing will probably be with...

    Thank you. My next outing will probably be with my oldest son. Well try and get our IKEA hammock set up in bunk style. Hopefully itll end up with his first night in a hammock. :)
  50. Id second the use of a poncho. It covers your...

    Id second the use of a poncho. It covers your backpack and in my opinion ventilates better than rainclothes. Chaps are a bit easier to get into than pants and also breathes that bit better than...
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