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    I am using the Exped ultralight now. It replaced...

    I am using the Exped ultralight now. It replaced two Montell inflatables that developed leaks after a few years of use. Frankly, the Montbells worked better for me in the gathered end hammock. I try...
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    There's no right way to suspend a hammock, as...

    There's no right way to suspend a hammock, as long as it keeps you off the ground and can easily be taken down.

    Whoopies do work with straps. Simply tie a Marlin spike hitch in the strap and hang...
  3. Thread: Speed Tips

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    I delpoy my tarp first, which is stowed outside...

    I delpoy my tarp first, which is stowed outside my pack. It stays in the snakeskin if not raining.
    I keep my top & under quilts attached to the hammock, as well as bugnet (in summer) and stuff it...
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    Bringing back this thread from last year because...

    Bringing back this thread from last year because I finally got the chance to deploy the sock I made based on JTaylor design. I'm happy to report that it worked beautifully, both in the categories of...
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    As Stacey posted, the fall weather was beautiful....

    As Stacey posted, the fall weather was beautiful. But the hang was made spectacular by the attendees! The NEHHA folks have made this Florida transplant feel completely at home, in spite of the lack...
  6. Thanks for all the pictures!

    Thanks for all the pictures!
  7. Just arrived. Do we register at the Ranger...

    Just arrived. Do we register at the Ranger station or are we registered as a group?
    There doesn't seem to be a Ranger here, but lots of signs read, "Register."

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  8. Thank you! See you tomorrow [emoji3] Sent from...

    Thank you! See you tomorrow [emoji3]

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  9. Does this map look like the correct place, just...

    Does this map look like the correct place, just north of Goshen? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191003/4c1a8b89a92ae11c56de81c887faa257.jpg

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    My standard HG dyneema tarp with doors keeps me...

    My standard HG dyneema tarp with doors keeps me bone dry, even in Florida monsoons and it's light as a feather. That's why they sell them.
    On the other hand, for wind protection during deep winter...
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    Here in central New Hampshire in the White...

    Here in central New Hampshire in the White Mountains, highs are 60's & 70's with lows in the 40's & 50's. Foliage is starting to turn in the valleys with lots of color at elevation.

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  12. Have fun out there folks! That's a beautiful...

    Have fun out there folks! That's a beautiful pond.

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    You can depend on the cottage vendors here on the...

    You can depend on the cottage vendors here on the forum quoting temperature ratings that the vast majority would be comfortable at. The big name brands often quote survival temp and big box stores...
  14. I start with 12" and tie a double fisherman's...

    I start with 12" and tie a double fisherman's knot, then cut off the tag ends (usually a couple inches each).

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    If this bothers you with silnylon, never consider...

    If this bothers you with silnylon, never consider Spinnaker or Dyneema (Cuben) tarps as they amplify the sound. I have both, but love to hear the rain.

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  16. Thread: 100% ridgeline?

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    To carry bluesam3's caution further, there have...

    To carry bluesam3's caution further, there have been a few instances of trees coming over, even under normal circumstances. Probably not a good idea to tempt fate with a piano wire tight setup.
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  17. Thread: 100% ridgeline?

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    Don't do it. If the Ridgeline end suspension...

    Don't do it. If the Ridgeline end suspension could remain horizontal with you in it, the load would be Infinity.

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  18. Great post! I love to DIY as much of my gear as...

    Great post! I love to DIY as much of my gear as possible, which represents the majority of my gear. But, I do not save much money, probably not enough to pay myself even a dollar per hour.

    I do...
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    I roll mine up and slide a single snakeskin over...

    I roll mine up and slide a single snakeskin over it. Then attach it to the outside of my pack.

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    Years ago I ran across some 84" wide silnylon and...

    Years ago I ran across some 84" wide silnylon and made a ridge-less hex tarp. I took it only when fair skies were forecast with zero chance of rain. I wouldn't expect it to keep me completely dry in...
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    Folded is fine unless you're ordering a massive...

    Folded is fine unless you're ordering a massive quantity.

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  22. Use a carabiner. That was the method before there...

    Use a carabiner. That was the method before there were Dutch clips. Same function, carabiner weighs more and is bulky but cheaper. Depends if you backpack or car camp.

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  23. Always separate. In the field, the suspension...

    Always separate. In the field, the suspension could be wer or have tree sap. At home, separate too because I have multiple hammocks & use the same suspension.

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  24. As you were having fun at L&L, I was moving into...

    As you were having fun at L&L, I was moving into the new house. Trust me, I would have rather been there (or even having a root canal for that matter).
    Moving.... They said it would be fun...
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    I hear you! That's why I moved this year from...

    I hear you! That's why I moved this year from South Florida to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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    MikekiM how close are you to the rated weight of...

    MikekiM how close are you to the rated weight of Monolite, if you don't mind my asking?
    I ask because I made two for the wife & me. We use them only as summer yard hammocks because I'm very near to...
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    Like TallPaul, my preferred lightweight tarp is...

    Like TallPaul, my preferred lightweight tarp is HG's 11' Stardard with doors. I have a 12' hex tarp and prefer that length for weather protection without doors, but the longer length has eliminated...
  28. I used RSBTR's Mountain 1.7 in my last DIY...

    I used RSBTR's Mountain 1.7 in my last DIY hammock. Hardly any stretch with my 200 pounds in it. Exactly what I was shooting for and definitely the most comfortable of my dozen hammocks, IMO.
    ...
  29. I have this on my calendar. Already stockpiling...

    I have this on my calendar. Already stockpiling jugs of water!

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  30. If attached bugnet is most to important to you,...

    If attached bugnet is most to important to you, you can put a couple of tie outs on the sides with shock cord to hold the sides out, instead of the Knotty mod.
    You can shorten the Ridgeline a tiny...
  31. What? Wait? tollermama isn't allowed to miss...

    What? Wait? tollermama isn't allowed to miss L&L.... No excuses!
    Be there or be square, LOL.

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    Hi BlazeAway. Glad to know you're still in the...

    Hi BlazeAway. Glad to know you're still in the game! I've always enjoyed your posts!

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  33. I assume you are making the centerline of the...

    I assume you are making the centerline of the hammock shorter than the edges. If so, I made one when experimenting years ago and it was like trying to sleep on a bucking bronco. There was almost no...
  34. Here is my take on width of 11' hammocks. For...

    Here is my take on width of 11' hammocks. For reference, I'm 6'-1" and a bit under 200#.
    https://youtu.be/NglCJ0sEGVY

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  35. Enjoy yourselves. I hope to catch up to you all...

    Enjoy yourselves. I hope to catch up to you all this winter. Here in the White Mountains highs are mid 70's,lows mid 40's... Great hanging weather!

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    That's amazing! Sent from my Pixel 2 using...

    That's amazing!

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    Quite a few people use 1/2" mule tape. I've...

    Quite a few people use 1/2" mule tape. I've forgotten the strength specs on that, but I don't recall anyone having a failure

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    The community generally accepts the 1" minimum...

    The community generally accepts the 1" minimum width as the standard to protect the trees, whether real or perceived.

    Strength of the webbing is to protect the hanger. What is the breaking...
  39. You can "store" them in my closet [emoji12] ...

    You can "store" them in my closet [emoji12]

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  40. Shug for the WIN! [emoji16] Sent from my Pixel...

    Shug for the WIN! [emoji16]

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    Some feel that the sewn seam is uncomfortable to...

    Some feel that the sewn seam is uncomfortable to lay on.

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    Me too! The two tapered ends meet in the middle...

    Me too! The two tapered ends meet in the middle of my CL's.

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    Yep, looks like two tapered ends of either too...

    Yep, looks like two tapered ends of either too short of a bury or a bury not locked.
    I don't believe the Whoopie hook had anything to do with it.

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    Like Gargoyle said! Sent from my Pixel 2...

    Like Gargoyle said!

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  45. I just loop around the tree and pass the end...

    I just loop around the tree and pass the end through the loop on one end of the tree strap. Done.

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    I never had a problem with mine using both 7/64...

    I never had a problem with mine using both 7/64 Amsteel or Dynaglide. Been using Whoopie Hooks since they first came out.

    However, I have heard of rare reports that a bit of burr has been found on...
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    I have a zero degree UGQ top quilt and it is an...

    I have a zero degree UGQ top quilt and it is an awesome sight to behold, not to mention to sleep in!

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    I do that often. Sent from my Pixel 2 using...

    I do that often.

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    I tend to shy away from looping rope onto rope as...

    I tend to shy away from looping rope onto rope as that makes for very tight turning radius. Theoretically that weakens the rope, but it may not make a practical difference when using 7/64 Amsteel or...
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    The only thing an underquilt does is keep you...

    The only thing an underquilt does is keep you warm in the most comfortable way. Other than that, it has no affect on how you use your hammock.

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