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    If something wanted me, tent walls ain't going to...

    If something wanted me, tent walls ain't going to stop it--let alone heavy canvas. A hammock does make you feel more exposed, though my biggest fear is people approaching me to see what I am rather...
  2. Is this for car camping, or backpacking? I'd...

    Is this for car camping, or backpacking?

    I'd go for 10' 1.9oz hammocks for them. I suggest you don't look at this like they should be growing into the hammock--hammocks do wear out, and if the...
  3. If you want to go lighter than what you have,...

    If you want to go lighter than what you have, prepare to spend money in certain areas.

    First off, how heavy and tall are you? Your own weight heavily affects what setup you should get.

    The...
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    The cat cut shouldn't be a problem because the...

    The cat cut shouldn't be a problem because the difference between that and the rectangular tarp is that the cat-cut tarp has cat-cuts (the sides have been domed out to create tension in center...
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    If you're going into a wet area and don't think...

    If you're going into a wet area and don't think your pack cover is going to do a good job, use a trash compactor bag on the inside. If you can trust that, get a dry sack.

    But personally, I'm more...
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    You're in the height range where I think 10 feet...

    You're in the height range where I think 10 feet is acceptable, but if you're not carrying the hammock or don't care about a few ounces a 11 foot hammock could offer better comfort.
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    I too have them on hangers in my closet--keeps...

    I too have them on hangers in my closet--keeps them full, at a stable temperature and humidity. I just stuff them to the back of my closet until I need them.
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    Yeah... HHs are rather short (shorter than ENO,...

    Yeah... HHs are rather short (shorter than ENO, surprisingly--the Doublenest is at 9'4").

    I second a Dutchware hammock, or making your own from Dutch's fabrics. A 10 or 11 footer should suit you....
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    You mean material that's floppy? It happens....

    You mean material that's floppy?

    It happens. You can mod it with some stretchy bands or shock cord to tighten the edges up when you lay in it--really only good to keep supplies inside the hammock....
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    Not to drag business away from anyone, but REI...

    Not to drag business away from anyone, but REI sells an assortment of bottles as well.
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    While I believe in buying something that can...

    While I believe in buying something that can last, hammocks are one of those items that sometimes don't mix well with people. I highly suggest you look into getting a Dutchware hammock (and...
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    I prefer having "warm weather" insulation and...

    I prefer having "warm weather" insulation and "cold weather" in the form of 40F and 0F. If you're just going to be camping in and around the summer and only going around 40-50F, then I'd just get...
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    Make a PLUQ. I wouldn't bother with a old...

    Make a PLUQ.

    I wouldn't bother with a old down sleeping bag. There's no listed fill power, the down has to have degraded a ton in time, being at 4lbs 5oz is way overweight, and paying that much...
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    I say, you can't go wrong with either Argon or...

    I say, you can't go wrong with either Argon or NylonD. Argon has a softer feel, but won't hold as much weight. NlyonD is silkier and might hold more.

    PolyD's stiffness might not be the best to...
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    Then my suggestion is to start lower. Investing...

    Then my suggestion is to start lower. Investing that much money in equipment--and this is before stuff like tarps, quilts, ect--into something that you don't have experience with might not be the...
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    Let me explain this: Structural ridgeline is...

    Let me explain this:

    Structural ridgeline is something that helps you enforce a amount of sag in your hammock. Ideally, it should be like Monkeybox explained; taut, not tight when your hammock is...
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    You need to thin it with mineral spirits. ...

    You need to thin it with mineral spirits.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC-KftF39J8

    I went with a tube of Silnet because it was less than a can of mineral spirits (I ain't got nobody to...
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    You can buy "stock" hammocks like Dutchware...

    You can buy "stock" hammocks like Dutchware hammocks and then add a bugnet to them (Dutch even sells complete bugnets). Something like the Blackbird has a integrated bugnet that have them attached. ...
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    To add to sargevining's list: Dutch makes and...

    To add to sargevining's list: Dutch makes and sells Fronkey Style bugnets while he carries a whole assortment of suspension options, and Warbonnet and Wildernesslogics also have their own line of...
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    Neat! I wouldn't mind seeing how testing goes;...

    Neat! I wouldn't mind seeing how testing goes; what amount of weight they can take and how they hold.

    I'm too lazy to do this much work for stakes. I just got a handful of MSR Groundhogs (13g). :D
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    I asked the same question here:...

    I asked the same question here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/100995-Humid-Weather-Insulation-Questions

    I went for treated down to be more careful for a thru-hike.
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    I suggest a Dutchware hammock with a...

    I suggest a Dutchware hammock with a Fronkey-style bugnet from Dutch. It's about $110 for the hammock, bugnet, and suspension for it (you'll have to factor in suspension for the ENO).
  23. You'll need about 8 1/2 feet to span a 10 foot...

    You'll need about 8 1/2 feet to span a 10 foot hammock (what I'd recommend for your height), and several feet of play on the sides to allow for the diagonal lay--probably best to hang the hammock...
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    Yeah, 350lbs is up there. You'll need either a...

    Yeah, 350lbs is up there. You'll need either a double layer of 1.9 regular ripstop or double 1.6 diamond grip ripstop.

    Contact Dutch from Dutchware and see if he'll custom make you a double layer...
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    http://diygearsupply.com/diy-guides/tarps/ Hex...

    http://diygearsupply.com/diy-guides/tarps/

    Hex tarp guide and cutting guide. Mine with extra cordage and stakes is about 14oz.
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    You don't need a new tarp. A 11 foot hammock...

    You don't need a new tarp. A 11 foot hammock should be a little over 9 feet long at 83% ridge line or 30 degree angle hang.
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    Fill power really does matter for trying to...

    Fill power really does matter for trying to measure how 1lbs of down is used. I used 4oz of 800 fill for a 40F half under quilt.

    As for fabric, Dutch's Argon is great. I went for a mix of Argon...
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    You'd have to use a shell of some material that's...

    You'd have to use a shell of some material that's wind-resistant so whatever heat that is trapped doesn't get caught by a light breeze. On top of that, I wouldn't bet for it to take you very low. I...
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    I use masking tape to cut out my fabrics. First,...

    I use masking tape to cut out my fabrics. First, I lay my fabrics on the floor (I've got hardwood) and tape the corners to keep it all taut. Then, I measure and mark where I need to cut on the edges...
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    There's a few problems I see: 1) The processing...

    There's a few problems I see: 1) The processing and shipping takes some time (sometimes weeks), so some people would rather spend the saved money to get the equipment sooner. 2) Sometimes they don't...
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    Pack rings? Hooks to hang your backpack on? ...

    Pack rings? Hooks to hang your backpack on?

    Yeah, I don't know any hammock that comes with those standard. Probably best to add them on yourself.

    Other than that, a 250lbs weight limit on a...
  32. Thread: DIY vs buying

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    With store bought stuff, you'll either have to...

    With store bought stuff, you'll either have to search far and wide for something that's perfect to you, or cope with things.

    With DIY, you can do the same, but you'll probably alter and fit what...
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    I think this will depend on your sewing machine....

    I think this will depend on your sewing machine. Mine took to everything from webbing, silnylon, a variety of ripstop, and Argon 67/90 with no adjustments needed and the stitches for everything was...
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    I like using a Amsteel Blue woopie-sling because...

    I like using a Amsteel Blue woopie-sling because it doesn't weight a whole lot more than a lash-it one, and if one of my woopie-slings break I can use it for my suspension. This is a precaution I'm...
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    If I was you, I'd go for wither double 1.9,...

    If I was you, I'd go for wither double 1.9, double 1.6 diamond nylon ripstop (like HyperD), or a combination of heavier and lighter like 1.9 and 1.1 regular ripstop or 1.6 and 1.0 nylon diamond...
  36. This calculator, right?...

    This calculator, right? https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/53701-DIY-Differential-Cut-UQ-Calculator

    Alright, now that I understand what I'll have to do for the underquilt, I'll get...
  37. Thanks ya'll! OK, so I'll need some form...

    Thanks ya'll!



    OK, so I'll need some form of differential cut on the underquilt.

    Can you, or anyone, point me to a guide on how to do differential baffles on a sewn-through? Or explain how...
  38. Sewn-through Quilt question--possibly stupid.

    I've been bashing my head in trying to either find or understand something. Either I'm confusing myself by over-thinking, or I'm st00pid and not understanding something. I've searched far and...
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    This is one of the cases where I think that for...

    This is one of the cases where I think that for the most part you're either going to carry something super heavy like canvas, or you need to just be a tad bit careful with your hammock. Take...
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    Enough for a lightweight tarp and guylines.

    Enough for a lightweight tarp and guylines.
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    1.9 triple layer? A triple layer made with 1.6...

    1.9 triple layer? A triple layer made with 1.6 HyperD or NylonD?

    Honestly, I wouldn't hang at a height I'm not prepared to fall from. If you are hanging from that height, it certainly wouldn't be...
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    For hammocking? A hammock and...

    For hammocking? A hammock and suspension--preferably with tree straps/huggers. That's it.

    For hammock camping? A hammock and suspension, then bottom insulation in form of a pad or underquilt when...
  43. I wouldn't head out if there was even a chance of...

    I wouldn't head out if there was even a chance of a high storm regardless of setup, let alone know about one hitting.

    I'm not going to offer any advice as I do not advise for you to do this....
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    I've found both the mayan-style and the...

    I've found both the mayan-style and the spreader-bar hammock stands in my classifieds. I say, worth a look.
  45. Thread: DIY Peak Bag

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    Try again. A lot of DIY is made with trial and...

    Try again. A lot of DIY is made with trial and error. Find what you could have done better and do that. Use some cheap material to screw around with until you got a design you're happy with.

    You...
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    Look in the classifieds for used backyard...

    Look in the classifieds for used backyard hammocks with stands, or just the stands themselves. People are always trying to get rid of them, and sometimes you can snag them for cheap or for free. You...
  47. Thread: Item weight

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    If you're going to be carrying the weight long...

    If you're going to be carrying the weight long distances, weight matters a lot. Ounces and pounds add up quick and if you don't watch yourself you can be hauling a ton of weight which will just break...
  48. Thread: what is PolyD

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    Argon is Dutch's branding for three materials:...

    Argon is Dutch's branding for three materials: Argon 1.6, 90, and 67. The last two are meant for quilts.

    PolyD is polyester diamond-grid ripstop. Will be stiffer, probably won't hold as much...
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    Longitudinal--as in, with the length of the...

    Longitudinal--as in, with the length of the hammock--for the underquilt. This way, if the down moves, it moves towards the center--the best spot.

    Horizontal for the top quilt.

    Use a lot of pins...
  50. I say, don't bother. It doesn't look that high of...

    I say, don't bother. It doesn't look that high of quality, and for that price you could get much more from your local thrift stores--comforters, pillows, jackets.

    It might be worth it if it has a...
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