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    I have been testing a new setup that uses Lineloc...

    I have been testing a new setup that uses Lineloc Hooks and zingit to connect the tarp in a similar manor as Chesapeake. I have been throwing a slippery half hitch just to be sure. I also use...
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    Yes, I do. I'd appreciate that, thank you. ...

    Yes, I do. I'd appreciate that, thank you.

    The HG mesh skins aren't a straight taper, but I don't why straight wouldn't work just fine.
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    I am still a fan of the split RLs. I've gone...

    I am still a fan of the split RLs. I've gone back and forth a few times and can't see any benefit of the one piece RL. Everyone says tree sway could put too much stress on the tarp.. I say, just...
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    Thank you for this.. Looks like SLD is out of...

    Thank you for this.. Looks like SLD is out of the 0,67 noseeum.. that's the only option I would choose. Might have to piece one together myself. Been working on a few hammocks and have tons of...
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    On a netless, head and foot would work. On a...

    On a netless, head and foot would work. On a hammock with any sort of integrated net, it wouldn't. Only one of mine is a netless... the others are either full or half wit style nets.
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    I put them both at the foot end. I use the head...

    I put them both at the foot end. I use the head side pullout on the hammock. Never considered putting the knotty mod at the head end. Worth trying..


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  7. Two steps to help Avoid the sag are make sure...

    Two steps to help Avoid the sag are make sure that you hammock suspension is as close to 30 degrees as possible then hang the tarp. Second is the shock cord guy line tensioners.


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    I put them in both sides of all of my DIY...

    I put them in both sides of all of my DIY hammocks (except the full zippered models). On the foot side it keeps the quilt from flopping out onto the ground and on the head side it wrangles the...
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    I switch between left and right lay some nights. ...

    I switch between left and right lay some nights. Not often but I do.
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    With the tarp still hung, but the corner stakes...

    With the tarp still hung, but the corner stakes removed, I take the ground corner on one end, fold them up to the ridge seam, then lightly roll from the bottom up capturing the guy lines (and the...
  11. Thread: Need a nudge

    by MikekiM
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    Feel free to ask questions.. either here or via...

    Feel free to ask questions.. either here or via PM.

    If you want a pattern, dig around in my image albums here.. there is likely more than one in there.

    A hammock is all straight seams and no...
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    My first was the standard with doors. I've used...

    My first was the standard with doors. I've used it through the winter without issue. Added the Palace next, which I use only once or twice a year. While it is still lighter than any of the...
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    Easy enough to make a set of continuous loops for...

    Easy enough to make a set of continuous loops for the hammock so you can store the suspension separately. Wet or dry, my suspension goes in one bag (a cuben taco bag) with stakes, stored on the...
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    This ^^^^^^^^ If I could have only one.. The...

    This ^^^^^^^^

    If I could have only one.. The HG cuben Hex with doors. That's likely my favorite of the three, though I use all of them.
  15. Got the bump from below two times that I can...

    Got the bump from below two times that I can remember.. never figured out what it was. Heard one of them crinkling the cuben ground sheet once.

    Another time I heard something get hung up in one...
  16. Thread: Need a nudge

    by MikekiM
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    Another strong vote for Hyper D 1.6. Love that...

    Another strong vote for Hyper D 1.6. Love that fabric. I have four DIY hammocks in it and am working on number five.

    I've tried extra wide hammocks and find it a waste of material and extra...
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    Haven't used a toggle in a long time, but when I...

    Haven't used a toggle in a long time, but when I did I used a cheap aluminum stake from Wally World, cut to about 2.75" with a tether hole in one end. One $0.99 stake makes two toggles.
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  18. Thanks for sharing.. I've watched that vid a few...

    Thanks for sharing.. I've watched that vid a few times. Well done.

    Also sent you a PM hoping you could help me with the math for the single line suspension, which I see you offered to do for...
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    Nice job. A Knotty Mod seems to work for me, ...

    Nice job.

    A Knotty Mod seems to work for me, but I like your approach.
  20. I recall Sqidmark used the gray water pipe foam...

    I recall Sqidmark used the gray water pipe foam insulation. I might have a picture of it if you think it will be helpful as I have his old DIY bridge.

    TN hunter.. last thing you need to worry...
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    When I hang at home or on the rare occasion I car...

    When I hang at home or on the rare occasion I car camp, I use a Nite Ize clip on light like this one, but with a resin biner that is a chunk lighter. I have both the metal and resin. When...
  22. I've always ordered four yards and used the drops...

    I've always ordered four yards and used the drops to make a peak loft and stuff sack for the new hammock.
  23. I prefer 0.67 for everything I do. Never tore...

    I prefer 0.67 for everything I do. Never tore it. Easy to sew. Breathable. Plenty strong without the extra weight of the 0.9 (which is too heavy for my backpacking needs).
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    Another vote for this ^^^ It was my first...

    Another vote for this ^^^

    It was my first bottom insulation. Still have it. I actually cut it to a torso length pad and turned the excess piece sideways to make it wider at my shoulders. Sadly...
  25. I'd caution you on the 0.5 nano noseeum. I used...

    I'd caution you on the 0.5 nano noseeum. I used it on a Robic 1.2 XL Half Wit and while it works good enough, it's is extremely delicate and tears easily. It's designed for the baffles in...
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    Another ugly fire! How many times did the wind...

    Another ugly fire!

    How many times did the wind change on us?
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    Makes sense Silver... They are saying you lie...

    Makes sense Silver... They are saying you lie diagonally across the insulation rather diagonally with the insulation. This puts their mid-section on the insulation and shoulders, head and feet on...
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    I was working with toggles last night, for...

    I was working with toggles last night, for another project. I have about six sizes and a few materials.. however, nothing I would be comfortable hanging on.

    This seems like the perfect...
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    I use one HG peak bag in all of my hammocks. All...

    I use one HG peak bag in all of my hammocks. All but one hammock is a Half Wit style so no real way to use a RL organizer. One hammock does have a second peak bag at the foot end. It's a netless I...
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    Welcome aboard!!!

    Welcome aboard!!!
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    Curious why you have that many poles. Does your...

    Curious why you have that many poles. Does your family hang with you frequently?
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    Try a marine shop.. sail making & rigging supplies

    Try a marine shop.. sail making & rigging supplies
  33. Thread: Econ Burrow

    by MikekiM
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    Bothers the crap out of me. I wouldn't go...

    Bothers the crap out of me.

    I wouldn't go without it, but I sure would prefer if it were on one or both corners instead if in the center.
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    One of my early posts highlighted a hang I did on...

    One of my early posts highlighted a hang I did on Zingit. I didn't overnight on it.. I had it suspending an AHE Bushman Hammock Chair using Dynaglide CLs and Ti Loop Alians. Still have that rig.
    ...
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    I always use one... lightest is a 40F Phoenix. ...

    I always use one... lightest is a 40F Phoenix. Vent as needed.
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    I may have them downloaded.. I'll check

    I may have them downloaded.. I'll check
  37. FS: Would you please share the weight of the EE...

    Would you please share the weight of the EE quilt, without stuff sack?


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    I use a simple five or six wrap whipping at the...

    I use a simple five or six wrap whipping at the end of the bury. Doesn't have to be tight or it will hamper adjustments. Just a bit snug to prevent the slip.
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    I have no V.... Still using split RLs that use...

    I have no V.... Still using split RLs that use Fig 8 splice w/ a diamond knot at the tree end. Effectively the same as using a Dutch Hook so no V created at the tree end. Line extends to the tarp...
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    I have never seen the need for the V. Yes, I...

    I have never seen the need for the V.

    Yes, I have had my suspensions rub on each other.
    Yes, I can hear it.
    No, I don't see issue with it

    I am using the same tree straps for three seasons and...
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    I use a 1945 Singer 221... Not really near...

    I use a 1945 Singer 221...

    Not really near you, but if you don't find help and want to try using Facetime or something similar, I'd try to help.
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    I do this^^^^ Put the bottle in a cozy and...

    I do this^^^^

    Put the bottle in a cozy and then in a bag.. in the hammock with me.
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    My vote would go to stainless cable dogbone, then...

    My vote would go to stainless cable dogbone, then Amsteel. Curious how mule tape would hold up.. you could die it make it less conspicuous.
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    Nice report. If your date is correct, and you...

    Nice report.

    If your date is correct, and you were there in 2019, we did the same trail at the same time... Group of five us, three tree dwellers and two stayed in the leanto's. It rained 85% of...
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    For clarification for the newer folks... ...

    For clarification for the newer folks... bonsaihiker is referring to a tarp CRL (Continuous Ridge Line).
    CL is a Continuous Loop.. used for a lot of stuff, but most often at the ends of a gathered...
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    There's no way around it... You have to try a...

    There's no way around it... You have to try a bunch.

    Everyone is going to be different on this.

    I started with what essentially a DWG setup. I switched numerous times in search of something...
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    Sweet... If it helps, there are a few ways...

    Sweet...

    If it helps, there are a few ways you can make those adjustable. I realize you might have your adjustments at the stake end, but it's always nice to make adjustments from under the...
  48. We keep mentioning someone who is HF family. I...

    We keep mentioning someone who is HF family. I donít see a problem.


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  49. Go for it.. Please report back with how you...

    Go for it..

    Please report back with how you like it!
  50. Greeting!! We have a handful of new folks from...

    Greeting!! We have a handful of new folks from Colorado! Welcome aboard!!
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