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  1. You're assuming that people haven't already tried...

    You're assuming that people haven't already tried to come up with the greatest hammock/tent possible. While there are plenty of folks that won't share their ideas because they want to profit off them...
  2. I started with the standard CF tarp with doors...

    I started with the standard CF tarp with doors (which Adam called the 4-season back then). When I bought it, I really wanted a Winter Palace, but at the time Adam didn't sell them and had no...
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    Thank you, trees.

    Thank you, trees.
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    In other words, "two more weeks."

    In other words, "two more weeks."
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    We had a storm and there was a guy who got wet...

    We had a storm and there was a guy who got wet with his Kelty Noah 12. While I've heard great things about the tarp, and reviews are positive, I just wonder how waterproof it really is.
  6. Nice review. I think it's out of my league...

    Nice review. I think it's out of my league regarding weight; none too keen on the pad either, and it costs a purty penny once you add tarp, hammock and pad. I'll bet some folks will enjoy it, though!
  7. There's three things that have to be addressed if...

    There's three things that have to be addressed if you want to enjoy hammocking: staying dry, staying warm, and staying bug-free. I'm not sure I understand why you're not interested in those three...
  8. I keep my setup simple - Zing-It 1.75 for tarp...

    I keep my setup simple - Zing-It 1.75 for tarp ridgeline and tie-outs. I use a larkshead to connect the tie-outs to the tarp, and a marlin spike hitch on the stakes. The continuous ridgeline is a...
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    You're kidding me, right? Fall and Spring MAHHA...

    You're kidding me, right? Fall and Spring MAHHA are at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA, only 1.5 hours from you. Only 65 days till Fall MAHHA 2015!
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    I think you're right, now that I re-read it. I...

    I think you're right, now that I re-read it. I still think the rain skirt/kilt should be cuben fiber. It would just bother the crap out of me that my rain skirt weighed more than my tarp.
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    A silnylon rain skirt on a cuben fiber tarp...

    A silnylon rain skirt on a cuben fiber tarp sounds somewhat ridiculous. The skirt could weigh more than the tarp, and probably will. You may as well just make a cuben fiber tarp with doors.

    I have...
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.
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    Just peruse the forums - they don't get a lot of...

    Just peruse the forums - they don't get a lot of love.

    1) Horrible customer service
    2) They don't have anything remotely original.
    3) Overpriced.
    4) Heavy
    5) Quality issues - at one point...
  14. I would suggest reading some more. Kammok Roo is...

    I would suggest reading some more. Kammok Roo is for absolute noobs, and GT Double is slightly better. You have a lot of things to address: tarp, insulation, suspension, etc. Focus on the important...
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    All I need to do is read about people who leave...

    All I need to do is read about people who leave their straps behind. That's enough for me to alter my behavior.

    It's so much easier to alter behavior than it is to alter one's gear. Some folks...
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    The Kammock Roo doesn't get much love on the...

    The Kammock Roo doesn't get much love on the forums (mainly because of their customer service). However, the idea that you can sleep two in a hammock is a non-starter. Forget about it, unless you...
  17. Bottom line is that you have a snapped footbox,...

    Bottom line is that you have a snapped footbox, and you'll have to deal with it somehow. I have three HG quilt sets and have never opted for the snapped footbox. I've always chosen sewn.
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    Just wondering how you settled on bottom entry,...

    Just wondering how you settled on bottom entry, synthetic insulation, and an 8.3 ft. long hammock. I wouldn't choose any of those. I'd look at side entry, down insulation and an 11 ft. hammock.
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  19. Some vendors offer 12 ft. tarps, but you are fine...

    Some vendors offer 12 ft. tarps, but you are fine with an 11 ft. tarp with doors. A 12 ft. tarp just weighs more without any obvious gain.

    Personally, I think it's the doors that make a tarp...
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    In five years, I've yet to see a price drop on...

    In five years, I've yet to see a price drop on cuben fiber, titanium, or even UL rope like Amsteel and Zing-It. We'll be waiting a long time for the demand on many UL items to drop.

    As for the...
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    I appreciate your line of thinking. Wouldn't it...

    I appreciate your line of thinking. Wouldn't it be great if lightweight always costs less?

    Polyester tarp versus cuben fiber tarp? Polyester costs more because it weighs more! UL pack versus...
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    Nylon will put you on the ground, especially when...

    Nylon will put you on the ground, especially when wet (though you'll probably end up on the ground anyway). Nylon stretches - polyester is the way to go.
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. There are plenty...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. There are plenty of NJ campers, though I'm not aware of any full-time Mayan hammock aficionados.

    Plenty of local hangs in your area - check the trip planning section.
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    There's nothing cheap in the fabric department at...

    There's nothing cheap in the fabric department at JoAnn's - I don't even bother looking anymore. They usually carry some 1.9 oz. ripstop that is exorbitantly expensive.
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    If you're comfortable with head left/feet right,...

    If you're comfortable with head left/feet right, why do you want to lay the opposite? I'm a head right/feet left person and have never considered laying the opposite.

    One thing is certain - 53"...
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    The Clark Mark2? I can't find any info on that...

    The Clark Mark2? I can't find any info on that hammock like the length, but I'll bet it's not very long. I also don't know of any tutorial on how to add a ridgeline to a Mark2, or to any Clark....
  27. Welcome from the Jersey Shore. Definitely read...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. Definitely read some more. I can see you're enthralled with Tree Fool's antics - keep in mind that he uses fully-rated climbing gear to secure himself in his hammock,...
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    Eleven foot tarps are pretty common, though there...

    Eleven foot tarps are pretty common, though there is the occasional 12 footer out there. You would have to order a custom-length hammock if you're looking for a tarp with a 14 ft. ridgeline - they're...
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    I do like to keep my quilts dry - they're always...

    I do like to keep my quilts dry - they're always stored in a cuben fiber sack at the bottom of my pack.
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    My first foray into single-layer hammocks was 1.1...

    My first foray into single-layer hammocks was 1.1 oz. fabric. I had a couple of incidents that made me not trust it. i've since moved to the Dutch PolyD 1.4 and it's pretty reliable. I inspect the...
  31. I got the 11 ft. ridgeline - I'm not sure why 12...

    I got the 11 ft. ridgeline - I'm not sure why 12 ft. tarps are even sold (they weren't at HG until last year).

    I guess my Winter Palace is green, though it looks grey to me. I'm just not a camo...
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    I usually pitch the tarp because it's just so...

    I usually pitch the tarp because it's just so miserable being awoken by a quick-moving shower moving through. However, last night I just hung the tarp but left it in the snakeskins.
  33. Despite being blind in one eye and can't see out...

    Despite being blind in one eye and can't see out the other, I rarely trip over Zing-It. It's more than bright enough for me.
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    Give rbtr their own subforum. It's time!

    Give rbtr their own subforum. It's time!
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    Well, I use permethrin so I never have to worry...

    Well, I use permethrin so I never have to worry about the hammock pushing up against the bugnet. Besides, I keep the bugnet loose and it just never touches the hammock (I also use an underquilt).
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    The assumption is that such ideal fabrics don't...

    The assumption is that such ideal fabrics don't exist, which I find somewhat comical. There are plenty of nylon and polyester fabrics out there that meet your needs. Check out Dream Hammock, Dutch,...
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    If you hang around this forum long enough, you'll...

    If you hang around this forum long enough, you'll see people who use Zing-It 1.75 mm for a hammock suspension. They're proud they're doing something so utterly foolish. However, the items you've...
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    Discover the joys of permethrin. You can buy it...

    Discover the joys of permethrin. You can buy it on Amazon and it will kill just about any bug.

    On the other hand, your setup sounds rather poor for mosquitoes, even without permethrin. I use a...
  39. Looks like fun!

    Looks like fun!
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    I just heard one last night - maybe I'm not...

    I just heard one last night - maybe I'm not paying attention!
  41. That's mind-boggling. So it's 85,000 lbs. divided...

    That's mind-boggling. So it's 85,000 lbs. divided by 1131 equals 75 lbs. per stand?

    You have to have huevos the size of watermelons to order something like that blind!
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    You just don't want to use the nylon for...

    You just don't want to use the nylon for weight-bearing, or tarp bearing applications because it stretches when wet (though I do hang my group tarp via nylon because it's not keeping anything dry)....
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    Amsteel 7/64" has a 1600 lb. breaking strength....

    Amsteel 7/64" has a 1600 lb. breaking strength. Zing-it 1.75 mm has a 500 lb. breaking strength (depending on which website you visit). Obviously, Zing-It is not meant for a hammock suspension; the...
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    To tell head end from foot end?

    To tell head end from foot end?
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    As soon as I got an UQ, I stopped using the side...

    As soon as I got an UQ, I stopped using the side tie-outs on my Hennessy. They caused nothing but problems.
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    I wouldn't advise the Ember or the Supershelter....

    I wouldn't advise the Ember or the Supershelter. The Ember is just not warm enough, and you have to deal with condensation on the Supershelter.
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    I measure the entire length of the hammock. Then...

    I measure the entire length of the hammock. Then again, I'm using sewn end-channels, and attaching the continuous (whoopie) ridgeline via larkshead at one end, and Dutch biner at the other.
  48. Looks nice. Are you going to put a ridgeline on...

    Looks nice. Are you going to put a ridgeline on it?
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    Far as I know the HH Hex is a pretty sturdy tarp....

    Far as I know the HH Hex is a pretty sturdy tarp. I don't do porch mode, but I can't imagine 20 minutes of rain ruining a brand new tarp, even if there was a big puddle. The HH Hex is sturdier than...
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore - nice endorsement...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore - nice endorsement of the Bear Grylls hammock!:lol:
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