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  1. Sorry for the delay in my response. @nanok: I...

    Sorry for the delay in my response. @nanok: I think your collar method is worth a shot next time just to see.

    I also managed to snag 50' of Lawson Equipment Ultraglid Bear Line which arrived...
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    Unsure if double layer really helps with...

    Unsure if double layer really helps with mosquitoes but I have a single layer 1.6 hexon SLD Trail Lair and when tossing and turning and some figure-4 sleeping, I got bit pretty bad (40+ bites) on my...
  3. Field update: we had a ~60lb Yeti soft cooler...

    Field update: we had a ~60lb Yeti soft cooler with frozen meat to hang and I had a 50' length of 7/64 amsteel as bear cord, same length in lashit and someone else had a boat load of 550 paracord. We...
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    Was there any consensus on the shedding issue?...

    Was there any consensus on the shedding issue? Are the particles carcinogenic? Can they cause other health issues to human or animal? I also remember reading some complaints about it but I don't know...
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    Curious if you managed to procure some glowire...

    Curious if you managed to procure some glowire and if so what your thoughts are. As mentioned in the other glowire thread, I replaced all of my cordage with it except my tarp Ridgeline and...
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    @cmoulder thanks, I rigged up a 36' glowire CRL...

    @cmoulder thanks, I rigged up a 36' glowire CRL and did prusiks w/ fisherman's knot to attach to the tarp and it feels much much better than my previous lashit setup. Also finally replaced all of my...
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    Just got out to a lake in Canada today and...

    Just got out to a lake in Canada today and noticed my tarp to prussik connection ceased up pretty bad using lashit on lashit. I will switch to a 35' 2mm glowire CRL tomorrow and also use the same for...
  8. @cmoulder leaving on my trip in just over a week...

    @cmoulder leaving on my trip in just over a week and tried out that Skilman Bear Hitch and noticed that the ring up near the branch tends to pull down. It wasn't until I re-checked the diagram did I...
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    Sticky: I have 0 creativity so punched this in a username...

    I have 0 creativity so punched this in a username generator and got 'uninjured'
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    Hmm, this changes everything... I guess my...

    Hmm, this changes everything... I guess my original model would need to be further generalized to reflect the change in tension over the duration of the object's impact path given the change in...
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    I'm certainly no physicist but I think the...

    I'm certainly no physicist but I think the general formula is mgh=Wd where m is object mass, g is gravitational constant, h is height from which it falls, W is the force applied by the rope (to...
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    I'm so in love with my new glowire I was...

    I'm so in love with my new glowire I was considering replacing my lashit tarp CRL with it but then a small part of me reminded me that lashit has double the fending strength lest projectile hit it....
  13. I really like this method, thanks for sharing it....

    I really like this method, thanks for sharing it. I was researching ways of constructing friction savers and other pulleys as nanok had suggested but I think this might serve as a good middle ground...
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    I concur regarding lashit holding knots. Then I'm...

    I concur regarding lashit holding knots. Then I'm glad I ordered up 200' of glowire, I may just replace my lashit CRL with it.

    Forgive me if you're outlined this somewhere already but what is your...
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    Thanks, looks good! You also use the same for...

    Thanks, looks good! You also use the same for CRL? If so, how do you find it compared to lashit? Is it all 2mm glowire?
  16. Hey JPCPAT, I literally got 200' of Lawson...

    Hey JPCPAT, I literally got 200' of Lawson glowire in the mail a few minutes ago and I'm super impressed by it. I did see their bear bagging line but it's been out of stock for some time. I shot them...
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    If it helps, and as recommended by some of the...

    If it helps, and as recommended by some of the fine folks of this thread, I literally got my Lawson glowire 2mm 100' in black and 100' in red and I must say this is seriously the Cadillac of guyline...
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    I just got my 2mm glowire in the mail today as...

    I just got my 2mm glowire in the mail today as recommended from my other thread with the same name except for reflective. Curious why you recommend 2.5mm or else zingit/lasthit, etc and not 2mm...
  19. Thanks nanok. Asking questions is easy, it's the...

    Thanks nanok. Asking questions is easy, it's the ideas and experience in the replies by the fine folks of this forum that make all the difference.

    As usual, I'll need to let your reply bake in a...
  20. To be sure, do you tie the tension locking...

    To be sure, do you tie the tension locking trucker's hitch by feeding the tag end through the loop twice? If so then that's what I also do for any hope of maintaining tension on my lashit tarp CRL....
  21. Thanks for the replies. I had no idea that what I...

    Thanks for the replies. I had no idea that what I was tying was actually a thing with a name: tensionless hitch. My only variation is the 2 slippery half hitches to secure the tag end instead of a...
  22. I think this reply wins: no knot is certainly by...

    I think this reply wins: no knot is certainly by far the easiest to tie and untie! In all honesty I hadn't even thought about that. The group I go camping with brings this bear canister and we always...
  23. Ideas for tying tensioned cordage to fixed object?

    Any suggestions on securing loaded cordage to a tree or similar? Will be needing to tie off a hoisted 40-50lb bear barrel and remember the past few years I just wrapped the loaded end around a tree...
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    God Speed Two Speed! The moose and beavers are...

    God Speed Two Speed! The moose and beavers are waiting in Canada!
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    Since I read you are using glowire for your...

    Since I read you are using glowire for your ridgeline as well, I'm curious how you compare it against lashit/zingit especially w.r.t sretch, grippability and longevity?
  26. RE: truckers hitch mechanical advantage: my...

    RE: truckers hitch mechanical advantage: my mistake, I think it is 2:1 by default but I believe you can tie in more than 1 inline truckers hitch to give 3:1, 4:1, etc...

    I think I get your setup...
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    Sounds like Lawson glowire is a favourite. How is...

    Sounds like Lawson glowire is a favourite. How is the visibility of black during the day? I'm only asking because I think I would prefer black but daytime visibility is also a concern for me. Orange...
  28. Thanks nanok. I did read your other post on what...

    Thanks nanok. I did read your other post on what you call to be a uni-shackle and I understand you mean to tie that in the standing part of the CRL in lieu of the truckers hitch loop but I'm still...
  29. I ran with Dutch Stingerz in the beginning but...

    I ran with Dutch Stingerz in the beginning but preferred having a CRL for my tarp for easier centering. I think if I went the hardware route, I would probably get the dutch hook for the fixed end of...
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    As my experience with hammocking proves, I think...

    As my experience with hammocking proves, I think I will switch my tarp guyline tie-out method for what must be the 5th time :laugh: I spent a couple of weeks in the field with my latest as of July...
  31. I've tested this for 1.5 weeks now in the field...

    I've tested this for 1.5 weeks now in the field and I'm quite content with my Superfly attached to my ridgeline using prussik soft shackles. This whole shebang goes through the snakeskin and the...
  32. Update on my trip: due to weather I had to take...

    Update on my trip: due to weather I had to take another route a bit further east of where I planned on camping in the state forest. While I had some pins on the alternate route, they certainly...
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    I also have a TL and noticed that I need a much...

    I also have a TL and noticed that I need a much steeper angle on my straps to get the ridgeline so I can bend it 45deg with my thumb and finger. I'm coming from a 2-3 year old Chameleon and maybe...
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    Favorite reflective tarp tie-out cordage?

    Seems as though reflect-it in the color I want is out of stock and I'm needing a bunch of new cordage for tie-outs. I used to use lash-it but it's expensive and I can't count how many times I've...
  35. I kept mistaking bear canisters read here to mean...

    I kept mistaking bear canisters read here to mean bear spray - but I see they're the same as what my buddies up in Canada call bear barrels.

    I thought about this some more and I'm gonna skip the...
  36. I was going to pick up some bear spray on the way...

    I was going to pick up some bear spray on the way but it seems it's not even sold in NY?
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    I hang my TL similar to my chameleon with the...

    I hang my TL similar to my chameleon with the foot end a bit higher. I also noticed super tight RL on my first few hangs and my first night in it I had the worst doggone charlie horse I could have...
  38. Spoke to some DEC folks and they were quite...

    Spoke to some DEC folks and they were quite helpful. They advised that even though some of these state forests have a few free campsites, you're allowed to hang anywhere at least 150' away from the...
  39. That site is amazing and it has photos as well. I...

    That site is amazing and it has photos as well. I found this site https://freecampsites.net/#!22385&query=sitedetails that shouldn't be filled up during the week and hopefully there will be at least...
  40. Thanks for all the good advice so far. To be...

    Thanks for all the good advice so far. To be sure, the pin I dropped on the map was just to show an approximation of range where I might be able to get to. I called up a bunch of camp sites and so...
  41. I was digging into that primitive roadside map...

    I was digging into that primitive roadside map and found an example of something I would consider but don't have enough experience with. It appears to be on a road at least although I dunno if it's...
  42. Advice on solo camping west of Adirondacks (on my way to Canada) P.S: I'm also a chicken

    I'll be making my way by motorcycle from Beacon, NY to the Thousand Island border crossing in a couple of weeks and was hoping to find any advice for solo camping. Since I'm leaving around 4pm on a...
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    Thanks for your impressions. Interesting you say...

    Thanks for your impressions. Interesting you say they stretch more than your Kevlars, I have Dutch spider polys and I think they're around 6g/ft and I have experienced stretch once when I had 2 trees...
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    Interested in hearing y'alls thoughts on them. I...

    Interested in hearing y'alls thoughts on them. I ordered up 2 pairs a month ago and so far really like them but I have only ever owned spider polys so only have those to compare with! Particularly...
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    For my original question on quickly deploying /...

    For my original question on quickly deploying / undeploying the tarp when you have a snakeskin with your lines on your tarp: what I meant was how do you *truly* make this quick say if you have to...
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    For those of you that keep your lines fixed to...

    For those of you that keep your lines fixed to the tarp and also have a tarp snakeskin, how do you quickly deploy or rollup the tarp? Seems as though you'd have to pull the stakes if using a MSH? I...
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    Thanks, I was hoping it would be a little less...

    Thanks, I was hoping it would be a little less long thinking that hammock ridgelines are like 80% of hammock lengths?
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    Sorry if the answer is buried somewhere in this...

    Sorry if the answer is buried somewhere in this thread but what is the overall length and width of this stand if using an 11' gathered end hammock? Just curious if this will fit in my apartment.
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    I think you got it Phantom. If you have...

    I think you got it Phantom.

    If you have intimate knowledge of the MSH then it's super easy to remember the J-Bend. MSH might be my favorite knot in the world and after having seen the J-Bend done...
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    Was this to me? If so do you mean the kevlars or...

    Was this to me? If so do you mean the kevlars or Myers' straps tear up for your fingers? I haven't experienced this myself with my Myers' straps. These are the ones I have (2.9gpf):

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