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    Many of the hammocking/camping/other sports myths...

    Many of the hammocking/camping/other sports myths that persist are based on similar misconceptions that are based only on cursory surface observations, and people make habits based on these...
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    interesting to see how these threads evolve from...

    interesting to see how these threads evolve from related topic to related topic... went from bungees, to not tripping on guylines, to stakes

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    I meant once you're setup. a conscious decision...

    I meant once you're setup. a conscious decision not to walk near the obstacles and trip hazards around camp. like a mental version of the rope that marks a swimming area on the lake, and I might move...
  4. since you're cycling, maybe mimick the tent...

    since you're cycling, maybe mimick the tent design from one of those tents that uses the bike as it's frame. my only issue with that design is, if you want to go anywhere after you've setup for the...
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    if you ALWAYS enter and exit the tarp area by the...

    if you ALWAYS enter and exit the tarp area by the same route, you never trip over the lines. I started that habit back in my tent days, after tripping over a guyline and getting a rope burn on my...
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    my experience was that the shock cords allowed...

    my experience was that the shock cords allowed the wind to move the stakes more through moving the tarp, and the stakes would pull out of loser soil during the gusty winds of Spring and Autumn....
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    for winter camping, with snow load (and wind, but...

    for winter camping, with snow load (and wind, but mostly snow), I would (and do) support with a single tree to tree Ridgeline, to take as much of the load stress off of the tarp's seams. This will be...
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    unfortunately, it was never any quieter for me...

    unfortunately, it was never any quieter for me when I was a ground dweller either. I think it's just one of those things you have to absorb into the experience otherwise you'll never be happy
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    why overlap? I never overlap, it doesn't actually...

    why overlap? I never overlap, it doesn't actually seem to help anything... doesn't keep wind, snow, or rain any less "out". in fact it helps direct the wind and snow UNDER your tarp instead of...
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    there's still the Loufa trick too, though I've...

    there's still the Loufa trick too, though I've never done it myself, where you buy the cheap plastic loufas and snip the one strand that holds it together in the center and it opens up into a long...
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    You do know tarp sleeves/skins are only $20,...

    You do know tarp sleeves/skins are only $20, right? and they'll also be at your house within the week?

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    yeah, but if you watch again, you'll see that's...

    yeah, but if you watch again, you'll see that's only as a sort of a back up plan, because it's there, so why not?

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  13. yes, also makes it easier for take-down! when...

    yes, also makes it easier for take-down!

    when camping on sand, snow, or loose soil, the more lines the better in wind, and sometimes using a pole of some kind to redirect the action from the wind...
  14. oh yeah, the ground [emoji848] Sent from my...

    oh yeah, the ground [emoji848]

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  15. as long as it's not directly over your hammock,...

    as long as it's not directly over your hammock, who cares if there's a little drip? besides, usually from a side pull, leaks will drip down the fabric, rather than drop straight down to the ground.
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  16. I never run mine over the tarp, but a lot of...

    I never run mine over the tarp, but a lot of people do.

    I normally use tree straps with Dutch beetle buckle to go from the Ridgeline loops directly to the trees, (but you can use rope, I just...
  17. To counter sag under snow load, go under

    if you want to counter sag under snow load, you want to run your Ridgeline under, and you want it as tight as possible. you also want the tarp Ridgeline tensioned separately from the Ridgeline...
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    Yeah that should work with pin holes, possibly...

    Yeah that should work with pin holes, possibly even a small slice or larger hole if you can apply a backing... could cannibalize a bit of fabric from something, clean it and the puncture site really...
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    yes, it's a Wilderness Logics (OWL logo) and if...

    yes, it's a Wilderness Logics (OWL logo) and if it's 13' it has to be an Old Man Winter, because the Bullfrog only went to 12' and Marty only worked with Silnylon, Tenacious Tape is amazing, and...
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    I've been doing this for years, though, I use...

    I've been doing this for years, though, I use Figure-8 knots
    I used to use it for my hammock suspension before I switched to straps.
    Now i only use it on my tarp
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    if there's time to change your order (probably...

    if there's time to change your order (probably not, wish I'd seen earlier) I'd recommend getting the pole mod and pole. nothing says you have to bring it, but at least you wouldn't have to buy a...
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    well, it doesn't sound like your looking for a...

    well, it doesn't sound like your looking for a HAMMOCK tarp, but here you're asking on a HAMMOCK forum, and not in the Off-topic section. Not to be a jerk, but, we have to be paying subscribers...
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    as long as you have all the kinks worked out of...

    as long as you have all the kinks worked out of your hammocking system (no leaks in the ridge-line seam; no water running down your ridge-line dripping onto your quilt; no water running down your...
  24. honestly, there's no such thing as "too long"...

    honestly, there's no such thing as "too long" when it comes to guylines. You can always coil up the excess. it just means you're bringing more than you need, and like Shug says, you find your groove...
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    technically that's the formula for every...

    technically that's the formula for every successful ad ever, even if you have to invent a problem.

    George Carlin had a bit about this
    "diapers" became: Diapers for Boys!; Diapers for Girls!...
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    i had a down pillow that I had gotten with my UGQ...

    i had a down pillow that I had gotten with my UGQ order. I used it for a long time. one day, I came back to my hammock and found the shock cord tether still attached to my hammock but the pillow was...
  27. additionally with PU coating, the coating will...

    additionally with PU coating, the coating will peel away eventually in little patches

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    make this it's own post... it's not polite to...

    make this it's own post... it's not polite to hijack an existing post, and in the end it just confuses everyone

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    I've spent a large amount of time in cheap...

    I've spent a large amount of time in cheap hammocks.

    I started with a utility tarp that I folded up into a "hammock tent". It was ok until it rained.

    That's when I got a "blue" one from...
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    finally...

    We had a little snow early on, but that is long gone and I was beginning to wonder if we were going to see anymore this year. The Adirondacks and Berkshires have had some, but not Albany.

    I LOVE...
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    i believe you're thinking of old canvas tents, I...

    i believe you're thinking of old canvas tents, I read somewhere on here that they do that...

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    thus far I've only experienced one night where I...

    thus far I've only experienced one night where I woke up to any condensation, but then this winter is still young, so there's plenty of time for mother nature to be spiteful

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    :D been there, done that... and it still leaked...

    :D been there, done that... and it still leaked after I went back and redid it, Third time was the charm though. this time, when I got my latest tarp from HG, I took it from the package and sealed...
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    agreed, you'll want a wider tarp, and you'll want...

    agreed, you'll want a wider tarp, and you'll want to suspend it higher for more room.

    I experimented a little with it, with my Old Man Winter and my gear hammock... there was a definite seesaw...
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    yeah, I'd layer the other quilt with the mummy...

    yeah, I'd layer the other quilt with the mummy bag, it really does help. I layer my 50 Summer quilts over my 0 quilts as a back up in case it goes colder, and so far. This winter I have a 30...
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    here's how I set up my doors on my WL...

    here's how I set up my doors on my WL OldManWinter. Note that they're designed to close this way, but, my WL Bulldog was not, and I learned early that this was the best way for that tarp, because it...
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    none of that is helping? Why don't you set up,...

    none of that is helping? Why don't you set up, and take a series of photos, so we can see what's going on?
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    works pretty good on my Chameleon, not sure how...

    works pretty good on my Chameleon, not sure how the design for a Raven compares. So far, no condensation/frosting issues, but I definitely notice a difference in the air movement when I open it.

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    I would wait on changing your hangle...but I...

    I would wait on changing your hangle...but I agree with not overlapping the doors if you overlap then currently.

    when you set up your tarp, the first guylines to run out should be your doors, and...
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    all but my most recent tarp are WL tarps. He...

    all but my most recent tarp are WL tarps. He customized my 13 ft OMW to have several sets of ridge-line loops so I could hang it at 11, 12, or 13 ft depending on tree spacing

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    aww R.I.P in the great Hammock in the sky...

    aww R.I.P in the great Hammock in the sky Marty... I had heard that yet

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    also, over time and use, I think the down fibers...

    also, over time and use, I think the down fibers interlock with each other, providing less loft. I just bought a 30 and it seems much more lofted than my 0

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    it's not wrong, but it's definitely not the best...

    it's not wrong, but it's definitely not the best tool for the job. essentially, when the weather is nice, the tarp doesn't doesn't matter at all, and your quilts do all the heavy lifting. In bad...
  44. been using my first SilPoly tarp for a the last...

    been using my first SilPoly tarp for a the last month, prior to that I always used SilNylon. so far it's true that it doesn't expand as much when wet, I'll have to get back about durability... good...
  45. I feel it worth mentioning that: This goes...

    I feel it worth mentioning that:

    This goes for ANY down quilt.

    the amount of loft is what determines it's insulative value.

    (it also applies to other materials too, but the thickness...
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    the only reason most people don't use square...

    the only reason most people don't use square tarps is because most commercial tarps are made rectangular, so the trick is always how to make a rectangular tarp work, because they don't have a square...
  47. I wouldn't like it overhead, as it is, the...

    I wouldn't like it overhead, as it is, the Chameleon peak shelves are annoying if I put too much in them, I couldn't imagine anything with more capacity than that. I like my gear sling to hang...
  48. it depends on the bike, a lot of bikes now, even...

    it depends on the bike, a lot of bikes now, even road bikes, are being built with larger tube sizes. I just saw a bike recently on GMBN designed with sealable access to the top tube as well as the...
  49. hmm what would i like for the shorts... I like...

    hmm what would i like for the shorts... I like the macro textures. What about various stone and bark textures? In sure there's some ladies that would go for wild flowers

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  50. of course, same as your current gear. it's a...

    of course, same as your current gear. it's a good question though, head over to RSBTR, I think I remember that they addressed it there.

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