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    That seems to be the universal truth. :thumbup1:...

    That seems to be the universal truth. :thumbup1:

    I've looked at DCF quite a bit, but gearing up a full initial setup in a relatively short period of time... it's too far out of my price range for...
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    From that, I didn't take away that the OP was...

    From that, I didn't take away that the OP was making a comparison against other popular tarp materials, simply a real world test of the water retention claims for DCF.

    On a multiple day hike, it...
  3. Thread: Brand?

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    Good to know. Thanks! (Scared me for a sec.)...

    Good to know. Thanks! (Scared me for a sec.) After my hammock they were my first research/purchase into the unknown. The new design (1.5" tree section and taper down to .75") is what attracted me. I...
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    Ohhhh SLAM! Hope groundhogs have independent...

    Ohhhh SLAM! Hope groundhogs have independent eyelid control... because you'll be needing one eye open awhile for that one. ;)
  5. Thread: Brand?

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    What's wrong with ENO? (I'm using their latest...

    What's wrong with ENO? (I'm using their latest edition atlas's). Haven't landed on my tuchus yet, but should I be worried?
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    I'm waiting for Demolitia's level III or IV to...

    I'm waiting for Demolitia's level III or IV to hit the market. :cool:
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    Very true, but as Mark Twain once said: ďIt's...

    Very true, but as Mark Twain once said:

    ďIt's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.Ē
  8. FS: What does "paypal F/F" and "G/S" mean?

    What does "paypal F/F" and "G/S" mean?
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    I think it's an incredibly smart policy... as...

    I think it's an incredibly smart policy... as well as the "bump" policy. Being new I appreciate the bit of peace of mind it gives when making purchases from forum members you have absolutely no frame...
  10. I'm fairly new to hanging and there may be better...

    I'm fairly new to hanging and there may be better options available that I'm not aware of, but in my research before buying my HH, and considered bottem entry, "The Nest" from Jacksrbetter came up...
  11. Thread: Labor Day Sale!

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    It's possible they are using those USPS provided...

    It's possible they are using those USPS provided flate rate shipping boxes(?) If they used a larger box to fit the 19" pole kit the weight wouldn't matter.. just the size of the box at the flat rate...
  12. Thread: Labor Day Sale!

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    I thought the shipping was very reasonable. Saved...

    I thought the shipping was very reasonable. Saved a bit over 120 bones on a custom TQ and a Superfly for $14.90 shipping. Good trade! :thumbup1:
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    Step 1 complete. I finished the poles today and...

    Step 1 complete. I finished the poles today and decided to go 57" overall (including the male connectors). 4 sections each... 2 shorts and 2 long for an overall collapsed length of 17". Shock corded...
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    Agreed. That's why I had pulls added even to the...

    Agreed. That's why I had pulls added even to the hex fly. I'm into comfort and squeezing in between two layers of fabric doesn't float my boat. Also having room to change clothes under cover......
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    Very cool. So you're doing the same as mentioned...

    Very cool. So you're doing the same as mentioned earlier. CRL above the tarp for the poles to lay on... Gotcha. Thanks for sharing the photos. It's always funner to "see" than "read". :shades:
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    Mine didn't either. I had them sewn on...

    Mine didn't either. I had them sewn on after-market.
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    Just so I understand correctly, you mean a...

    Just so I understand correctly, you mean a secondary RL above the tarp? That sounds like it might work. KISS.. I like that.

    I don't always use trekking poles, many times only 1 and I'm typically...
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    Tarp pull-out poles. Doable or a bad idea?

    I've been toying with the idea of doing a set of poles for the tarp pull-outs. Currently using a HH Hex fly with a "permanent" ridgeline installed, and have a superfly on order for more serious...
  19. Great info and look forward to the follow-up.

    Great info and look forward to the follow-up.
  20. That's been my limited experience. Using the HH...

    That's been my limited experience. Using the HH hex fly that I added a "permanent" ridgeline to and shock cord tensioners to the guy lines.

    At least until my superfly arrives. :thumbup1:
  21. Are you guys talking about the Simply Light...

    Are you guys talking about the Simply Light Designs guy? If so, I have to agree. Just by chance I ran across his website and ordered a custom pillow (a Sunday) and it was ready to ship out bright and...
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    Добро пожаловать брат!

    Добро пожаловать брат!
  23. More and more I think that's the direction I'm...

    More and more I think that's the direction I'm headed. I have 10' tree huggers that are sometimes getting pretty pressed to their limit getting around some of the trees in our area. The only viable...
  24. That what I did with mine. Shock on the ridge...

    That what I did with mine. Shock on the ridge attachments and foot long in-line shock tensioners on all the guy lines.

    No worries. I used to be a bit OCD myself but as I've gotten older I'm more...
  25. I was following that thread as well, but didn't...

    I was following that thread as well, but didn't know if it was really so simple as just moving the prusik from the factory hammock suspension line to a strap.

    My experience is extremely limited,...
  26. Another contributor may be simply a physiological...

    Another contributor may be simply a physiological response to exertion and cooler temperatures... combined with the tendency for hikers/campers to be more conscientious about hydration.

    The body...
  27. This interests me too since I've been looking...

    This interests me too since I've been looking around at different hammock suspension systems. It will be interesting to see what the guru's suggest for straps.




    Continuous is always an...
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    Welcome from another PNW'er. It really "must" be...

    Welcome from another PNW'er. It really "must" be the golden age. I've always been an avid "grounder" and never even considered a hammock until just a few months ago.. and that was really just a whim...
  29. Pulled the trigger before my head exploded. ...

    Pulled the trigger before my head exploded.

    20D Poly outer, everything else (inner, drawstring, collar) in 15D ripstop.... and threw a superfly in on the side. :laugh:

    The great discount is...
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    Excellent! And a big help deciding on my DB...

    Excellent! And a big help deciding on my DB build.

    Thanks, brother!
  31. The UQ I purchased from Peppy is in Argon 90 so...

    The UQ I purchased from Peppy is in Argon 90 so excellent frame of reference. 15D ripstop is starting to make more sense to me. This hang'in stuff ain't exactly cheap and I'm trying to minimize the...
  32. All fair points. Thanks. I hadn't thought about...

    All fair points. Thanks. I hadn't thought about static electricity. Clingy on the skin gives me the heebie jeebie's. Is it that bad or just more of a nusiance with dust/fuzz cling-ons?

    The only...
  33. Thanks, Shug. Makes a big difference when you can...

    Thanks, Shug. Makes a big difference when you can see it up closer and personal like, rather than the little image icons. That vid though said that was a 15D ripstop in and out. You prefer the 20D in...
  34. FS: I'm in for bundle #1, thanks.

    I'm in for bundle #1, thanks.
  35. Thanks, Rick. That's kind of where I am, too....

    Thanks, Rick. That's kind of where I am, too. Weight isn't as much a consideration, but durability is when you're dropping that kind of coin on a blanket. LOL I appreciate the "comfort feel"...
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    I almost decided to go with a sewn on a 20 TQ I'm...

    I almost decided to go with a sewn on a 20 TQ I'm planning on ordering, but this has all been really helpful. Zipper it is! Like Oquirrh, I sleep warm and sometimes really just need to stick my toes...
  37. Top Quilt Outer Fabric - 15D Ripstop Nylon vs. 20D Polyester

    I'm torn. If I understand correctly (which opinions seem to vary) 15D ripstop nylon as an outer TQ shell will come out ahead on durability over a 20D poly(?). On the other hand, the 20D poly is more...
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    +1 Pretty cheap peace of mind and not as if...

    +1 Pretty cheap peace of mind and not as if you'll hurt anything by doing it anyway.
  39. Thread: Labor Day Sale!

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    They aren't marked as "sale" items. The items on...

    They aren't marked as "sale" items. The items on sale (listed on their sale details page) simply have reduced pricing on the item page. Ie., A superfly would normally start at $135, but during the...
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    Most everything is auto discounted so no codes...

    Most everything is auto discounted so no codes are required. Just the custom diamondbacks and blemished gear require a code. Some stuff is "not" on sale though (ie., custom superfly's) so probably a...
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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm IN!! Too bad they...

    Thanks for the heads up. I'm IN!! Too bad they don't have much selection of fabrics or sizes on their Thunderfly's at the moment. Even custom options are very limited. Bummer! Guess I'll just have to...
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    Excellent point that many don't stop to consider....

    Excellent point that many don't stop to consider. Or the temp drop factor per 1000m from the "known" weather station elevation.
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    I'm only a couple months in so take it was a bit...

    I'm only a couple months in so take it was a bit of salt in your eye, but I was using Hennessey's heat reflecting double bubble underpad and a snugpack blanket. It's hasn't been really all "that"...
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    And in words a noob can understand clearly....

    And in words a noob can understand clearly. Thanks! That's what I've been running since I started. HH with the factory prusik "no-line tarp suspension" (and didn't even know it). :shades:


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    I'm with Snaps. What exactly is a "no-line tarp...

    I'm with Snaps. What exactly is a "no-line tarp suspension" and what's the purpose of the "pulleys"? Is it just a method of tensioning a tarp ridgeline attached to the hammock suspension vs an...
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    I don't know if it was the "right" thing to do,...

    I don't know if it was the "right" thing to do, but that's what I did with mine. To me, it looks to be just a very heavy length of paracord type construction. Having had similar issues with poorly...
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    FS: Per Agreed: I'll Take It!

    Per Agreed: I'll Take It!
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    Welcome from another fairly new PNW'er! I know...

    Welcome from another fairly new PNW'er! I know what you mean. I bought my first hammock from Hennessey and they included free straps in my choice of lengths... that only went up to 6'! What the H***...
  49. For the smaller materials they may have actual 1...

    For the smaller materials they may have actual 1 grade, but it can also be confusing as Lowe's is known to have their own "construction grade" ratings 1 and 2 that isn't actually the industry...
  50. Wow! Something on the hammock forum I actually...

    Wow! Something on the hammock forum I actually know something about. LOL As a life-long, now retired, woodworker (as was my father and grandfather), Just Bill hit closest to the mark.

    1. Raw is...
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