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  1. This is some really cool information. Thanks. I...

    This is some really cool information. Thanks. I have several Feathered Friends items, and one Western Mountaineering bag, that I want to take care of, for me anyways which probably leaves much to...
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    A couple of months ago I picked up a Bernina 930...

    A couple of months ago I picked up a Bernina 930 that was just over in Bozeman for $250 shipped (an ebay BIN) to replace the Pfaff 360. They offered returns and since BZN is close I figured it was...
  3. I too wish I had been aware of the multiple...

    I too wish I had been aware of the multiple benefits of Adventure Cycling years ago. Regarding the hitch set up. The Burley/rack hitch is highly reputed and recommended over the seat post mounted...
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    Sauteed young nettles are delicious too. But...

    Sauteed young nettles are delicious too. But someone might steal them ;-) My sister actually said that she "would kill" for the nettle dish I sent her a photo of earlier this spring. I had a...
  5. Thanks, here is another trailer I put together. ...

    Thanks, here is another trailer I put together. For a hammock tarp I used a 10x12 silnylon that I have had for years. I just didn't feel comfortable using a CF Winter Palace and leaving it at the...
  6. Bike Travel Weekend with Chameleon Cloud 71

    Once again Adventure Cycling's Bike Travel Weekend rolled around. Gorgeous weather this year with a middle of the night thunderstorm on Thursday and light showers on Saturday evening and night. ...
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    Slick and simple idea with many uses.

    Slick and simple idea with many uses.
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    Yes, you are right about the V2. Luke built some...

    Yes, you are right about the V2. Luke built some lift into the V2.
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    I can commiserate with your misfortune. Decades...

    I can commiserate with your misfortune. Decades ago when I was a pup our apartment got burgled too. We didn't have much worth taking, but lost a ring and minor things that I can't remember. The...
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    I've inflated pads numerous times standing up,...

    I've inflated pads numerous times standing up, e.g. with the pad in the back of the pickup or in a hammock. Even did so a couple of times this past weekend. Works fine, if you can chew gum and walk...
  11. Nice, thanks for sharing. One huge advantage...

    Nice, thanks for sharing.

    One huge advantage of hammock camping; chili is a permissible food item.

    Never heard of Chaga before.
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    I have installed a longer ridge line on several...

    I have installed a longer ridge line on several of my hammocks, i.e. DH Sparrow, WBBB XLC, DH Raven, and SLD Trail Lair. I use a whoopie so that I can find the sweet spot (it also works to add a CL...
  13. Among a host of others, I have an Evozote type...

    Among a host of others, I have an Evozote type CCF that reputed to be the best CCF material. It stays wonderfully in place in a DL hammock. However, as others have noted does tend toward more...
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    It looks like you have the general idea. The...

    It looks like you have the general idea. The loops below the figure eight are about 1/4-3/8 inch at the head end of the hammock. The ones at the thigh to the lower calves start at 3/8", get...
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    1) I mark the very bottom of the suspension loop....

    1) I mark the very bottom of the suspension loop. 2) Some of the strands do not have a figure 8, only the ones I want to shorten, i.e. starting at the top 2-9 under the head end and 12-16 under my...
  16. Banff Film Festival 2020 plug...yes there is hammock camping ;-)

    I have been fortunate to attend the Winter World Tour in a number of places I've lived and worked over the years. The Chinese virus put the kabosch on the 2020 tour, but they resorted to putting a...
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    I have used double tripods constructed of the...

    I have used double tripods constructed of the aluminum camo netting poles previously. Then I happened across a couple of the pipe stands similar to the OP pics for $5 apiece at a local building...
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    Gee whiz, I have not found passing braided...

    Gee whiz, I have not found passing braided dyneema through itself and then burying the end not all that difficult if it is of sufficient diameter to work with. An adjustable whoopie ridge line isn't...
  19. I advise against the synmat 5. Unless they have...

    I advise against the synmat 5. Unless they have changed the design, the 5 series does not have the outer tubes insulated. Yes, I know that is completely dumb. Regarding partial inflation and R...
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    I have used a similar Phoenix on DH Sparrow setup...

    I have used a similar Phoenix on DH Sparrow setup just fine. You might have help the shock cord negotiate the S biners as you adjust. The Cedar Ridge Outdoors UQ cord design that is currently on...
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    170 lbs here and "Who me worry? ;-)" . Besides I...

    170 lbs here and "Who me worry? ;-)" . Besides I was prudent enough to go DL. However, I will be careful about not wearing calked boots while hanging.

    Since I'm basically a good guy willing to...
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    I have used Exped syn and down mats in a number...

    I have used Exped syn and down mats in a number of hammocks including a draumr, as well as some others with cross-tubes. The expeds work great and are sufficient for most needs. I really don't see...
  23. As Shug opined, I also only partially inflate an...

    As Shug opined, I also only partially inflate an inflatable insulated pad in a hammock. Not because of concerns that it might cause damage, only because it is more comfortable. Especially in a HT90.
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    And mythical beasts of yore?

    And mythical beasts of yore?
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    I don't use a pillow between my knees in a...

    I don't use a pillow between my knees in a Hammock. However, since I had some surgery last spring I have used a pillow between my knees while side sleeping in a bed. I think the curvature of the...
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    As I write my AHD Ridgecreek is floating under my...

    As I write my AHD Ridgecreek is floating under my Hammocktent Alpha 90 that is suspended above me from the red iron trusses awaiting my arrival later this evening.
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    Suggestion: If you extend away from the Jeep...

    Suggestion: If you extend away from the Jeep would it be possible to insert some pole extensions and rig a tarp in a more conventional fashion?
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    Well, thank you for the report on the SL failure...

    Well, thank you for the report on the SL failure and Dutch's willingness to make it right. I definitely am glad I went with a DL. Notwithstanding I think I will follow the suggestion on using it...
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    Amazingly prophetic chapter and really some good...

    Amazingly prophetic chapter and really some good poetry/prose. If you don't think so, just wait a few more years ;-) All summed up in the last verse: " Let us hear the conclusion of the whole...
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    I like it. Weather looks like yesterday morning...

    I like it. Weather looks like yesterday morning here in MT. I have had a similar project on the back burner for a while except it would span between the front and back receiver hitches I have on my...
  31. I had a misfortune during a wonderful adventure...

    I had a misfortune during a wonderful adventure during a thunder/lightening storm one dark and stormy night. The boomer rolled in unexpectedly during the night. I had set up a HG diamond shaped fly...
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    I appreciate that you shared your unfortunate...

    I appreciate that you shared your unfortunate experience with HF. It definitely was a heads up for me and I took some mitigation measures and I'm more attentive to details (yes, I know, that's hard...
  33. For field, work, or firewood cutting pants I...

    For field, work, or firewood cutting pants I learned to 'shag' the cuff either by cutting off or undoing the hem. And usually shorter than normal. That way if you get hung up on something like a...
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    Perhaps because you really like the translucent...

    Perhaps because you really like the translucent qualities of the fabric or how light it is for a DL hammock. Now there is two points for consideration. Then there are folks who prefer having the...
  35. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    I would say if you rub you hammock around in a...

    I would say if you rub you hammock around in a mess of poison ivy it would be possible to transfer it to you bod. I'd suggest not rolling your hammock around in a patch of poison ivy.
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    I've spent several nights in my cloud 71, as well...

    I've spent several nights in my cloud 71, as well as using it for a computer video watching couch. I'll admit I'm kind of on edge and very attentive to not having a mishap after the SL unit ripped. ...
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    I'm using whoopie ridge line because my sweet...

    I'm using whoopie ridge line because my sweet spot is longer than OEM on several of my hammocks. But if I need to use the bug net I can reef in the whoopie to OEM specs. I have also used a CL on...
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    If you are using climbing rated webbing with the...

    If you are using climbing rated webbing with the descender rings they certainly are stout enough to hang your hammock and you from a couple of trees. Plus, climbing webbing will be advertised with...
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    +1 on Jellyfish's YT videos. I'm in the process...

    +1 on Jellyfish's YT videos. I'm in the process of sewing a couple of experimental hammocks and her videos are quite good and useful.
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    Back in the day when I owned a RR I preferred to...

    Back in the day when I owned a RR I preferred to use the Exped 25" inflatables with the vertical tubes. The Synmats or Downmats work fine depending on your intended temperature range use. ...
  41. FS: No thanks, still available.

    No thanks, still available.
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    Note there is a DL Cloud .71 in the FS forum. ...

    Note there is a DL Cloud .71 in the FS forum. Weight 17.5 oz. with bishop bag.
  43. Nope? Is FLTurtle pulling our leg?

    Nope? Is FLTurtle pulling our leg?
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    The answer is probably yes it could handle the AT...

    The answer is probably yes it could handle the AT depending on how well you are attentive to detail and attention to how you treat your gear. Would I go with a SL model? Nope, I like the redundancy...
  45. FS: Thanks for asking....

    Thanks for asking....
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    The DL is still translucent enough to clearly see...

    The DL is still translucent enough to clearly see through. The main reason I got the Cloud was to replace a SL WBBB XLC that filled the GE backpacking niche. The key selling points for me were the...
  47. FS: Yes, the layers have an access slot between the...

    Yes, the layers have an access slot between the layers to allow a pad to be slipped in between.
  48. If the Chameleon top cover is symmetrical I will...

    If the Chameleon top cover is symmetrical I will take it. If it is asymmetrical It won't work for me.
  49. FS: Thank you .......

    Thank you .......
  50. I sleep nightly in a hammock. I have several...

    I sleep nightly in a hammock. I have several hammock stands from the local building salvage store that I paid $5 for. That is pretty budget and since I can easily move the stand around the room...
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