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    Do you need a Hex tarp? IME, no. I've been...

    Do you need a Hex tarp? IME, no. I've been through some good storms using the stock tarp and stayed dry. You just need to make sure the tarp is centered over the hammock, and for the best protection...
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    Midshipmans tautline works great for me. Double...

    Midshipmans tautline works great for me. Double wrap is adequate for the thicker suspension lines, triple wrap for the thinner lines.
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    I use a Hyperlite, and yes it's a shorter...

    I use a Hyperlite, and yes it's a shorter hammock. I'm 5'11 and find the comfort acceptable. All of my HH tend to like a < 30 degree hang angle to be the most comfortable. It does take a bit of...
  4. Thread: HH Vs WBB?

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    Both are great hammocks. I have used both the BB...

    Both are great hammocks. I have used both the BB and HH (Exped, BPUL and Hyperlight)

    The BB would probably have a slight (I emphasize slight, as it's not very much) edge in comfort due to just...
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    The ubiquitous Walmart blue pad -manufactured...

    The ubiquitous Walmart blue pad -manufactured under the Ozark trail brand name. I haven't seen one this year, it looks like they have switched to a new model in stores and online - egg crate instead...
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    To me, yes it's worth the $ if you are intending...

    To me, yes it's worth the $ if you are intending to stay with your Hennessy. If you plan on experimenting with different hammocks then it would be questionable - one of the few downsides that I can...
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    I'm with NWOhanger -I don't find the underpad too...

    I'm with NWOhanger -I don't find the underpad too difficult to install. The tension from the BE elastic does create a ridge that follows the calf ridge and more or less the proper lay angle when in...
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    Warning: Incoming wall of text :eek: Both are...

    Warning: Incoming wall of text :eek:

    Both are great hammocks, and you can't go wrong with either one. I have used both the BB and HH (Exped, BPUL and Hyperlight)

    The BB would probably have a...
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    Yekmar, See:...

    Yekmar,

    See: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=74243

    Posts 1 and 3 have pictures that illustrate the difference.
  10. Cheap DIY snakeskins:...

    Cheap DIY snakeskins: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=60317


    The velcro on the outside is for holding the bugnet open. Look along the zipper next to the bugnet about halfway...
  11. Hello and welcome to HF! As NWOHanger said,...

    Hello and welcome to HF!

    As NWOHanger said, the rings are for the double bubble pad (but could also be utilized with other pads as well - but you'd have to fabricate your own attachments on the...
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    Just throwing this out there FWIW ...

    Just throwing this out there FWIW

    Noob=Ignorant and unwilling to learn
    Newb=Uneducated but willing to learn

    One is derogatory, the other is not.

    OP is clearly the latter (willing to learn)....
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    CCF pads tend to "stick" pretty well. It's the...

    CCF pads tend to "stick" pretty well. It's the inflatable pads with nylon surfaces that really skate around IME. Get a slight bend from the curvature of the hammock and they become practically spring...
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    +1 Works just fine on the zip models out of...

    +1

    Works just fine on the zip models out of the bag. The over cover (if you purchase it) requires a minor adjustment/addition to the hammock tieout to be workable with the zipper entrance, but not...
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    None of the above. I have tried several different...

    None of the above. I have tried several different "brands" of hammocks including DIY and have found what works for me. I'm content with my current system(s) :D

    As has been pointed out, it's not...
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    The tie outs are part of the hammock - the...

    The tie outs are part of the hammock - the attachment points with cord that get staked to the ground to hold the sides out (and give the asymmetric shape). You aren't required to use them, but they...
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    For me, hanging the foot end slightly higher and...

    For me, hanging the foot end slightly higher and offset just a bit closer to the tree is optimal. My Hennessys also seem more comfortable with a slightly tighter pitch than the often recommended 30...
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    I sleep with the zipper on the left next to my...

    I sleep with the zipper on the left next to my shoulder. Main reason being that it makes it easy to unzip and stick my head out for stargazing and reaching things outside of the hammock.

    I think...
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    Here's another method: ...

    Here's another method:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBg5zgAgrKU
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    I've never made a poncho liner UQ, but I don't...

    I've never made a poncho liner UQ, but I don't think you did anything "wrong". If so someone who has can point that out.

    I think now you're at the point where you need to dial in your suspension....
  21. I use the midshipmans tautline with 3 wraps and...

    I use the midshipmans tautline with 3 wraps and it works. You have to dress the knot well to avoid slippage, but once it's set it holds no problem and comes apart easily as well as being adjustable....
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    Yep - rings inside are for a pad, and the velcro...

    Yep - rings inside are for a pad, and the velcro tab is for holding the bugnet. Look along the zipper and you will find the matching velcro to hold the bugnet open when unzipped.
  23. In that case I'd go with your original assesment ...

    In that case I'd go with your original assesment - Garda Hitch, at least to start with. Easy and doesn't require hammock modification. Another thought - instead of a 'biner and rap rings you could...
  24. Here's another vote for trying the system as-is...

    Here's another vote for trying the system as-is before changing to something else.

    The figure 8 lash is simple, light and effective - but not easily adjustable. You can use a taut line hitch for...
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    Nice! :thumbup:

    Nice! :thumbup:
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    75% down 25% feathers = ~550 FP, so that jacket...

    75% down 25% feathers = ~550 FP, so that jacket (60% down 40% feather) would be less than 550 FP. I'd estimate ~400 FP or so. Personally I'd advise 550 as a bare minimum. 550 being the least...
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    Here's a link to a you tube vid on this system: ...

    Here's a link to a you tube vid on this system:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKZuj0XFtTY&feature=player_embedded

    Are these the regular or the Hennessy version (has the longer loop for...
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    Looks like you're not too far off the mark ;) ...

    Looks like you're not too far off the mark ;)



    Thanks for the fantastic reply! I did a little research last night and everything you stated mirrors what I found (which isn't a whole lot, but...
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    I'm curious what the cause of the shortage is....

    I'm curious what the cause of the shortage is. Lower consumption of waterfowl? Higher demand? New markets desiring product?

    So at least 2 vendors confirm an issue. Hopefully more light will be...
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    Nice! :thumbup: Whats the final weight? I'm...

    Nice! :thumbup:

    Whats the final weight?

    I'm not real clear on the method for straight lines - are you drawing a line on the tape and then stitching through the tape on the line? I have tried...
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    +1 :shades: One company claiming unavailability...

    +1 :shades: One company claiming unavailability does not make a worldwide shortage.

    If it is true, I suspect they are referring to goose down of an unspecified variety (Hungarian, European,...
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    Nice! :thumbup:

    Nice! :thumbup:
  33. I never left pads - always have a short (torso...

    I never left pads - always have a short (torso length) CCF with me for my feet and sitting around camp (and as an emergency go to ground option). I simply added UQ's as another option in the...
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    In order to calculate that, you need to figure...

    In order to calculate that, you need to figure out the volume of the chamber being filled, and the fill power of down being used.

    Length x Width x Height / fill power

    For example a chamber 50"...
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    I think you're correct. They look like they would...

    I think you're correct. They look like they would be the attachment points for the Double Bubble Pad. If you look at the photos of it on the Hennessy site it has two of the mitten hooks, one...
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    Welcome! Not sure about the loop - is your...

    Welcome!

    Not sure about the loop - is your hammock a side or bottom entry? If you could provide a picture it might be helpful to identify exactly what you are referencing.

    All lashes are made...
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    Bananna hammock :laugh: I have seen red, blue...

    Bananna hammock :laugh:

    I have seen red, blue and slightly gray hennessy 2.5's (it's a 2.5 right?), but not a yellow one (I think it's called "Safety yellow"). Nice find - hope you enjoy it. :)
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avqbSuXu0w8 ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avqbSuXu0w8

    Something similar to this?
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    Chuck, per our PM's, I'll take the SS+OC+and Sol...

    Chuck, per our PM's, I'll take the SS+OC+and Sol EB.
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    Couple of reasons. Duck is consumed at a...

    Couple of reasons.

    Duck is consumed at a higher rate around the world than goose resulting in a larger supply of available down, resulting in a lower cost. Also, the marketing of goose down has...
  41. I looked up a listing on Ebay, as I have never...

    I looked up a listing on Ebay, as I have never heard of this particular brand. I'm not sure what language the supplemental info in the ad is, but it does have a picture of both down and feathers (but...
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    Looks good! :thumbup: Fantastic guide as well,...

    Looks good! :thumbup: Fantastic guide as well, thanks for sharing.
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    Wow! I'd buy as many as I could get my hands on...

    Wow! I'd buy as many as I could get my hands on at that price! My store still has the regular price on them.



    Not true. I've purchased and harvested down from 800 FP pillows (search for...
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    1. DIY DL per DIY Gear Supply plans 2. WBBB DL...

    1. DIY DL per DIY Gear Supply plans
    2. WBBB DL 1.0
    3. Hennessy BPUL

    So hard to pick the top 3, really depends on the criteria. I went for comfort, but could pick by weight, ease of use etc. Too...
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    Nice! :thumbup:

    Nice! :thumbup:
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    I know the feeling well. Please take this fine...

    I know the feeling well. Please take this fine piece of equipment so I can quit thinking about it.



    Per HJ 2 lbs 8 oz. Green/Green. I surmised this is the 20 degree (19 oz + 2oz) overfill...
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    :thumbup: Nice!

    :thumbup: Nice!
  48. I'll take them.

    I'll take them.
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    Technically, there's no difference between goose...

    Technically, there's no difference between goose and duck down (the highest quality down in the world comes from the Eider duck).

    The quality of the down depends on the age of the bird it was...
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    Personally, I'd vote yes. For a relatively small...

    Personally, I'd vote yes. For a relatively small increase in cost ($8-10 oz) compared to the overall cost of the item it's an easy decision for me.



    I think your conclusion is a sound one.
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