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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...
  3. Thread: LiteAF tarp

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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...
  6. 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!! :)
  23. Great area, excellent video. Nice to see it...

    Great area, excellent video.

    Nice to see it done in UL style. :D
  24. 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:
  26. Thread: LiteAF tarp

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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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    Kevlar webbing from tree to CL, tied with slipped...

    Kevlar webbing from tree to CL, tied with slipped Lapp Hitch. Doesn't get any simpler.
  29. Yep for total ease and not too expensive get some...

    Yep for total ease and not too expensive get some polyester straps and Beetle buckles.
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    Agree with the previous comments. Not sure if...

    Agree with the previous comments.

    Not sure if my analysis is correct, but it seems logical that we must take into account where the center of mass of our bodies is located.

    The goal is to avoid...
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    Well if you're going to make a living off YT...

    Well if you're going to make a living off YT you'd better be prepared to self-promote. :laugh:

    I can imagine that doing all these trips and managing logistics while also "feeding the beast"...
  32. Yep, Brien shelter area is very popular and you...

    Yep, Brien shelter area is very popular and you are rarely alone in the summer and certainly not on a weekend. On one occasion last year MikekiM and I were passing thru on a summer weekend and there...
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    Or, webbing on tree —> CL :)

    Or, webbing on tree —> CL :)
  34. As long as you arrive around 8am there is plenty...

    As long as you arrive around 8am there is plenty of parking at most trail heads, even Skannatati and Silvermine Lake. Sometimes it looks mobbed but once you walk into the woods a bit the crowds thin...
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    Indeed, I have found that developing skills...

    Indeed, I have found that developing skills negates the need for "stuff" in many instances.
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    For the brief time that I was using whoopies/MSH...

    For the brief time that I was using whoopies/MSH I used some Ti toggles because I figured that if the CL ever did slip off the knot the toggle would be strong enough to hold.

    If the toggle is...
  37. That's really a beautiful area... and tough...

    That's really a beautiful area... and tough hiking to boot!

    I was down there in Aug '17 for the solar eclipse and hiked from the Kilmer parking lot up to Bob Bald. Was damm happy when the...
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    If I'm understanding this correctly, the prusik...

    If I'm understanding this correctly, the prusik really isn't required and will only make it harder to adjust the whoopie.

    What you'll find is that once you correctly engage the whoopie with the...
  39. The little video really helped demonstrate how it...

    The little video really helped demonstrate how it works.

    Don't know that I'd ever use it because I find that a simple Prusik is adequate for my purposes. Also, I use a non-stretchy cord—Lawson...
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    There are times/places where CS (or other...

    There are times/places where CS (or other synthetic) is totally appropriate... here in the USA, for example, Pacific Northwest in springtime, especially along the coast. Super saturated water vapor,...
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    Following as well. You guys have the most...

    Following as well.

    You guys have the most practical hammock (and much other) advice 'out there' for we UL wannabes. Lotsa miles and still open to the occasional minor tweak is a great attribute. ...
  42. I'm not versed in this at all, but might a bridge...

    I'm not versed in this at all, but might a bridge hammock (with air mat) or Amok work better?

    I do have a serious interest in this because my niece and her husband want to get into backpacking,...
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    For loops of just about any length imaginable,...

    For loops of just about any length imaginable, Harriman really is unbeatable. It's possible to stitch together 50 miles or more and never do the same trail twice.
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    I have not encountered gear failure or site...

    I have not encountered gear failure or site selection as factors but then I've only hammocked a grand total of 5 nights in the PNW, otherwise all my hanging is here in the NE. One can avoid...
  45. Sounds like perhaps Argon 67 or 90 shell. Good...

    Sounds like perhaps Argon 67 or 90 shell. Good stuff for major wetness! :D
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    In my experience, Glowire-on-Glowire (same...

    In my experience, Glowire-on-Glowire (same diameter) is ideal for Prusiks.

    Zing-it-on-Glowire will definitely work, but almost too well because it really digs in under tension, making it hard to...
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    The more you read the more you realize just how...

    The more you read the more you realize just how subjective lay preference can be.

    I'm right-handed and the consensus is that I should prefer head-left/feet-right but it's just the opposite. Right...
  48. This has been my experience as well. I have a UQP...

    This has been my experience as well. I have a UQP but have not encountered conditions that I thought it absolutely necessary, and I've been out in some truly crappy weather more than a few times. I...
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    Indeed... I think it's going to be something like...

    Indeed... I think it's going to be something like a whopping 5 grams. :rolleyes:
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    No worries and glad it worked... just gotta be...

    No worries and glad it worked... just gotta be sure when/if switching to a dedicated asym.
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