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    It works very well as a bend as long as the...

    It works very well as a bend as long as the materials have some texture... works great with Glowire and not well at all with Zing-it and Amsteel unless they're tied to another grippy cord.[/COLOR]
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    Received mine (Myers's hybrid poly/Uhmwpe) fairly...

    Received mine (Myers's hybrid poly/Uhmwpe) fairly quickly after ordering and just got around to trying them out yesterday.

    Pretty good deal considering they include 4 Evo loops, two of which are...
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    That's a very nice hike that I've done a couple...

    That's a very nice hike that I've done a couple of times, but always north to south. Should try starting at Rattlesnake Rocks next time!

    As you probably discovered, the best views are found on the...
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    Reaffirming yet again that Mule tape is not a...

    Reaffirming yet again that Mule tape is not a good option... a tiny amount of slippage does significant damage.

    I've also found that when I tie it to trees it snags on everything and quickly...
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    ^^^^ So much, this! ^^^^ :laugh: There are...

    ^^^^ So much, this! ^^^^ :laugh:

    There are many things about my shelter/clothing/cook kits that I do not recommend for beginners.

    When just starting out in hammocking, something foolproof like...
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    There was some discussion about this in an...

    There was some discussion about this in an earlier thread, but when used in a hammock suspension Lapp is a hitch since it is, in essence, tied to a "ring," which is the CL.

    What I like about it is...
  7. I did that once many years ago. It took me about...

    I did that once many years ago. It took me about 2.7 seconds to go 'duh' and bang my head on a table. I still think about it every time I even look at a shock cord. :rolleyes:
  8. Width is key. For my 10' Dariens (Robic 1.2 and...

    Width is key. For my 10' Dariens (Robic 1.2 and 1.7) I went with the Smurfs' recommended 64" width for my 5'9" height and it has worked out perfectly. More than 3 years now and still no complaints.
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    If you find Becket disturbing you'll be...

    If you find Becket disturbing you'll be absolutely aghast with Lapp! :laugh:

    But with Kevlar 3.3 it has never slipped a micron. I once got caught a bit short—big tree, long span—and ended up with...
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    Highly dependent upon what webbing you are using!...

    Highly dependent upon what webbing you are using! At one end of the scale, Kevlar 3.3 has extremely little slippage—none for me @170#— while the thin UHMWPE straps are much more prone to it. Dutch...
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    I've been using 10D for 10 years now and have not...

    I've been using 10D for 10 years now and have not had any problems.

    I've also had no issues with my two 7D quilts (30deg TQ and 50deg UQ) but I have not been using them nearly as long... less than...
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    This chart...

    This chart will give you a good idea... indicates sheet bend (Becket) loses 50%.

    Which is why I'm kinda skeered of the 3.3g/ft blue polyester with 900lb rating... wouldn't take much of a shock...
  13. With temperatures you've mentioned recently—115°F...

    With temperatures you've mentioned recently—115°F in the shade—I'd need my 2000-watt Honda inverter generator and a couple of floor fans! :scared:

    Alternatively, I'd bet there are a few gazillion...
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    Yikes, I really made a hash of this thread with...

    Yikes, I really made a hash of this thread with the pics! :sleep:
  15. It is worth noting that down loses some loft...

    It is worth noting that down loses some loft after being used and that a good proper cleaning can restore maximum fluffiness.

    However, it is also true that over the years some quilt makers...
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    I can't help much here because I got into...

    I can't help much here because I got into hammocking in Nov '17, shortly after your departure from the scene.

    However, I started off with the notion that hammocking necessarily involved a bunch of...
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    Thanks, and I'm glad the pics all show up now! ...

    Thanks, and I'm glad the pics all show up now!

    Yep, I hadn't done the loop in a while and had forgotten just how rocky it is.

    It's also steep and scrambly in places...

    A pic MikekiM took of...
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    Okay... uploaded from the desktop... can you see...

    Okay... uploaded from the desktop... can you see 'em now?? :scared:
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    Sorry, y'all. I tried getting fancy and uploading...

    Sorry, y'all. I tried getting fancy and uploading from google photos and it was a total bust. I did an upload on the test thread and it worked there, BUT.....

    [U/L-ed from desktop so they should...
  20. WCS loop + Giant Ledge - Catskills Part 2 (and done!)

    Typical rocky trail on this loop...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oUU9H72-dYVCx9Uh...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oUU9H72-dYVCx9UhV-2eqZAnuo73Q82Gf7g-mIJwro7aoVVoG3DTgqQ8mU2OtNdKmoiupvPWey27NEfwAAtnwizj2tTHhP4_rFEQh45GNPdJkYs5lYFdHrwiYOeJiKTF2uNNYErgBkshunCALZv1qpllACxufhNtorWzj4...
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    WCS loop + Giant Ledge - Catskills

    MikekiM and I hiked this classic Catskills loop this week, making it a 2-nighter by camping (hammock, of course!) on the saddle between Cornell and Slide Mtn the first night and at Giant Ledge the...
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    google photo test
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    Haha, the back-up real estate is pretty good as...

    Haha, the back-up real estate is pretty good as well!!
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    There's almost nothing, and then there's nothing....

    There's almost nothing, and then there's nothing.


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    Even the D rings aren't necessary, one might argue, which would make it by-gawd nothing nothing. :laugh:
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    Excellent video again, this time with some trails...

    Excellent video again, this time with some trails I haven't seen in quite a long time. Glad the water was flowing and water available!! Darn hot and humid it was!

    I do love that spot on the Timp,...
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    Yep, these could be the cat's meow... if they...

    Yep, these could be the cat's meow... if they don't end up in the pile next to the Venom webbing! ;)



    I'm familiar with that double-wrap Becket... just wondering if the straight-up slipped...
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    Are you adding any back-up wraps or stopper knots...

    Are you adding any back-up wraps or stopper knots with the Becket?
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    Dangit I couldn't resist and ordered a pair....

    Dangit I couldn't resist and ordered a pair. Building my own little suspension webbing database right in my noggin. :laugh:
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    No, except for the camo they're more like a...

    No, except for the camo they're more like a hothouse.
  31. Überlight quilts will spoil you for anything...

    Überlight quilts will spoil you for anything else! :cool:
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    Make a plug with a ziploc baggie and some leaves...

    Make a plug with a ziploc baggie and some leaves etc.

    But, yeah, I'm into sewn footboxes... easy enough to stick out a leg or whatever to ventilate, and a skosh less faff and weight.
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    If HG works maybe just get another HG.

    If HG works maybe just get another HG.
  34. I totally appreciate and identify with the spirit...

    I totally appreciate and identify with the spirit of this question; having to register someplace to go walk in the woods is counter to my nature. However, anything that helps with the management and...
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    Good advice. Kroma, having gone thru a very...

    Good advice.

    Kroma, having gone thru a very similar situation with a parent, I know that you have the utmost of good intentions but the complications involved in transitioning to hammock are going...
  36. Yep, still unavailable... and if Dutch can't get...

    Yep, still unavailable... and if Dutch can't get 'em nobody can. :(

    I've googled about quite a bit and cannot find anything about the supply issue, or when they might be available again.
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    Not a bad deal @$210 for a 30deg @18oz, which is...

    Not a bad deal @$210 for a 30deg @18oz, which is a realistic number for this spec.
  38. Kevlar 3.3 has a little less stretch than Venom...

    Kevlar 3.3 has a little less stretch than Venom or Myerstech (early version... I've not tried the latest stuff) although not by much. UHMWPE is amazing stuff and if I were using J-Bend I'd stay with...
  39. This discussion echoes back to why I settled upon...

    This discussion echoes back to why I settled upon Kevlar as my choice when going the knots-only route. Polyester was good but heavy, all "flavors" of UHMWPE slipped when shock loaded (bounce test)...
  40. Very nice! Before the deluge? Now I'll have to...

    Very nice!

    Before the deluge? Now I'll have to add it to the list and check out the hike you mentioned.

    It'll be a couple of weeks before I can do anything... in the middle of remodeling hell...
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    Yikes, first time I've seen Kevlar shredded......

    Yikes, first time I've seen Kevlar shredded... and 2" width?!

    Taking a wild-azz guess at spec, but Kevlar like that should be at least 3000lb rating. But Fugal has 1200lb so it must be very thin,...
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    When one thinks in terms of % of body weight, it...

    When one thinks in terms of % of body weight, it becomes a lot more obvious!

    However, even as a fairly longtime UL-er I think it wise not to go with the absolute lightest option with hammock.
    ...
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    Nice option there with the .5 noseeum! Since...

    Nice option there with the .5 noseeum!

    Since you're leaning that way, maybe go with the Banshee in Hexon 1.2 and cut 3.5oz elsewhere.

    Not a bad idea to go all-in UL with someone who's very...
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    DWG Half-zipped in Hexon 1.0 is about 14oz, which...

    DWG Half-zipped in Hexon 1.0 is about 14oz, which is about 3oz lighter than the the Chameleon.

    That's with 11' hammocks... would a shorter hammock work for her? I ask because I'm 5'9" and use...
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    I will admit that I'm sometimes a bit too quick...

    I will admit that I'm sometimes a bit too quick to whip out my Occam's Razor, although it seems to me that quite often people resort to more complicated measures without first nailing down the...
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    Pretty cool! :)

    Pretty cool! :)
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    I should add that I've also tested Becket...

    I should add that I've also tested Becket (straight-up... no backup knots) with heavier 6-10g/ft polyester and it worked very well with no slippage, but I don't have a vast amount of experience with...
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    As Phantom Grappler mentioned, having no slippage...

    As Phantom Grappler mentioned, having no slippage avoids friction/abrasion/heat which can kill a 7/64" CL quickly.

    I have seen a Becket — when tied as a straight-up slipped sheet bend... no extra...
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    Very sad. Condolences to Mr. Murphy's family.

    Very sad. Condolences to Mr. Murphy's family.
  50. I haven't delved deeply (quite shallow-ly, in...

    I haven't delved deeply (quite shallow-ly, in fact:rolleyes:) into the methodology for determining fill power but from the little I've seen it starts getting quite subjective and murky above 800fp...
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