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    So last night we had about the same conditions,...

    So last night we had about the same conditions, 94 at midnight, but a slight breeze.
    I tried starting w/ just the UQP on the Mayan and the same linen cover, only dry.
    After about 45 min I had to...
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    On hold! No way. Our other option is to bake...

    On hold!
    No way. Our other option is to bake inside our rigs.

    In a few hours we're headed to a lake a couple hours south of us and about 3k' higher. Will do some kayaking (probably practicing...
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    That lake Mojave trip sounds like one where I'd...

    That lake Mojave trip sounds like one where I'd be working on figuring out how to suspend my hammock just inches into the lake, on the shade side of the houseboat. [emoji16]

    Couple things I would...
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    That sounds good for those that have a freezer....

    That sounds good for those that have a freezer. [emoji38]

    Yesterday after hitting 113 the clouds moved in and made a blanket in the sky. Because of this the temps dropped very slowly.
    ...
  5. Maybe, but Amazon scares me. [emoji15] Those...

    Maybe, but Amazon scares me. [emoji15]

    Those are just daytime temps out here, I wouldn't mind having a little fan for night time sleeping, and I hate buying cheap crap that doesn't last.
    Anyway...
  6. Seems like the goal zero fan is no longer...

    Seems like the goal zero fan is no longer available.
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    It's not the nights that are an issue. Another...

    It's not the nights that are an issue. Another plus for no humidity. Last night, after a 115 day, it got down to 70 and I had my 40 UQ loose under me w/ a super light fleece blanket on top. It's...
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    Thanks for the links, will check them out as I...

    Thanks for the links, will check them out as I get time later today.

    I've also used the "top sheet" method and may have to again if these temps climb much more.
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    I'm familiar w/ the heat and humidity of that...

    I'm familiar w/ the heat and humidity of that sandbar you call home, that's why I spend so much time in the SW. [emoji23]
    I do still venture out that way a couple times a year to kayak some rivers...
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    Hanging at 115 in the desert

    I realize that the majority of threads around this subject are about how to stay warm, this is the opposite.
    For the last few days its been over 100 every day, w/ some days reaching as much as...
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    Same here. Sometimes it seems to be a...

    Same here. Sometimes it seems to be a compatibility issue w/ Tapatalk.
  12. Sticky: Didn't come through for me. Tapatalk on Android

    Didn't come through for me.
    Tapatalk on Android
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    I've considered that as well. I live in a tiny...

    I've considered that as well. I live in a tiny space and the bed takes up a good portion of it, unfortunately I like having . . . uh . . . , intimacies . . . on a more stable surface often enough...
  14. I expect Nanok to pop in before too long. He has...

    I expect Nanok to pop in before too long. He has some good ideas about this. [emoji16]
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    Nice video. Is that a compass well in front of...

    Nice video.
    Is that a compass well in front of your hatch cover? Seems far away.
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    Sounds like a Brazilian, possibly one from...

    Sounds like a Brazilian, possibly one from Seaside Hammocks? I've been looking at a Paradiso Double from them. If that's what you have I'd be into hearing your thoughts on it . . . , . . . when...
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    If I was going to wash my Yucatan hammock, the...

    If I was going to wash my Yucatan hammock, the only one I have w/ nettles that can tangle, I would tie "all" the nettles into one or more overhand knots to keep them together and then tie something...
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    I just tie a loop in the stake end of the guy...

    I just tie a loop in the stake end of the guy lines. The lines stay w/ the tarp and go through some line locks. I loop the lines on the stakes when needed. My stakes stay in the ground after the...
  19. Thanks for clueing me into Adventure Cycling's...

    Thanks for clueing me into Adventure Cycling's doings, not sure why I was unaware of them w/ a lifetime of biking. I'm now signed up for their news letter and have next years weekend on the calendar....
  20. Nice trailer mod. I have a BOB trailer as well....

    Nice trailer mod. I have a BOB trailer as well. Of course I can't use mine until I score another wheel skewer since it was on one of the bike that got stolen.

    Working on replacing/upgrading gear...
  21. Did you spend time in the SE as well? Still have...

    Did you spend time in the SE as well? Still have trauma from my time there. [emoji23]
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    I went w/ a handlebar harness instead of a bag as...

    I went w/ a handlebar harness instead of a bag as I already have a collection of dry bags from kayaking. The front harness would take up to a 20lt bag (if you have the wheel clearance). I also ride...
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    Thank you! [emoji1360][emoji1360]

    Thank you! [emoji1360][emoji1360]
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    The blue text doesn't show up for us Tapatalk...

    The blue text doesn't show up for us Tapatalk users.

    I should modify that, it doesn't show up if done in a certain way.
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    I see Popcorn Fool has picked up Cmoulders method...

    I see Popcorn Fool has picked up Cmoulders method of making is post disappear. [emoji23] If you don't know what I'm talking about see here,...
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    Been having trouble finding an illustration of...

    Been having trouble finding an illustration of the "J-bend". Knots 3d doesn't have it by that name. Can you point me to one?
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    That's why they have that handy tip of bringing...

    That's why they have that handy tip of bringing your own stand. [emoji23]
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    I have a set of short 2" huggers that I got when...

    I have a set of short 2" huggers that I got when Florida seemed confused about what size was acceptable. I carry them just in case.

    I did recently find a list of NPs that do, or don't, here; ...
  29. I'm not seeing the pics on Tapatalk. [emoji3525]

    I'm not seeing the pics on Tapatalk. [emoji3525]
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    Welcome. Are you up there near the catwalk? Love...

    Welcome. Are you up there near the catwalk? Love that area.
    I'm one of those people that also hammocked around C.A. years ago and since getting back into them have been sleeping 90% of the time in...
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    An inexpensive 11' Onewind double, that has been...

    An inexpensive 11' Onewind double, that has been used for over 100 nights, is my current. I'd get it again if I needed another and was on a budget.
    They even have a bundle, w/ a fronkey bug net and...
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    About 140 nights in mine so far this year and...

    About 140 nights in mine so far this year and still loving it.
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    You could always try putting the UQ on the...

    You could always try putting the UQ on the outside of the netting. I tried it once to see if it was much harder to get in and out of. It wasn't bad and I figured I would get the knack of it if I did...
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    That's funny, I use mine the other way...

    That's funny, I use mine the other way around.[emoji23]
    But I also tightened up the bottom hole and cut off some of the extra shock cord as I never need the bottom opening to be fully open and...
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    How'd you manage to pack all that on a bike???

    How'd you manage to pack all that on a bike???
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    Yep, just said something about it in one of the...

    Yep, just said something about it in one of the posts. He's not the only only one, I think he's been teaching others how to do his secret writing. [emoji38]
    Trying to remember who the other main...
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    There he goes making part of his post secret from...

    There he goes making part of his post secret from us android Tapatalk users. [emoji13]
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    We hang double a lot. Mostly don't use the...

    We hang double a lot. Mostly don't use the spreader bar unless the tree is a really small diameter. If its big enough you can just make the straps go from opposite sides of the tree. Sleeping at the...
  39. Thread: UV Fading

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    I've been moving in this same direction lately....

    I've been moving in this same direction lately. Mostly what we need is shade, so basically putting together the equivalent of a good winter tarp, only in the sun shade material. It would give the...
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    I also am a fan of the TW. If the shock cord that...

    I also am a fan of the TW. If the shock cord that runs in the sides, like a knotty mod, get cinched up a bit not only does it help spread it (side to side) and eliminate air spaces but it pretty much...
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    Not really what I was hoping to hear. [emoji52]...

    Not really what I was hoping to hear. [emoji52] That's where I came from, the milspec/heavy as crap world. Still have a 6.5 ton truck and starters that weigh 50lbs.
    Was hoping for some lightness &...
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    Planning to attempt it in the fall. It's supposed...

    Planning to attempt it in the fall. It's supposed to be better water levels for kayaking in the fall and better for fossil hunting in the spring. We were just hoping that we could catch it before it...
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    What maps do you have? I've been using the ones...

    What maps do you have? I've been using the ones from FDEP. According to those maps, the northern section (that we were going to do) is mostly a river corridor that is conservation land. I do see that...
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    Mine is from Jared (SLD) as well, we both got...

    Mine is from Jared (SLD) as well, we both got them about the same time.
    All the Fronkey style that I've had seen to want the bottom left w/ a opening that the quilt or hammock acts as a plug for.
    ...
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    Something that I saw Derek do was to put the UQ...

    Something that I saw Derek do was to put the UQ over the bottom entry net. I thought that was interesting as my partner is totally bug bait. The kind of person that you take to the swamp so that you...
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    I got to use mine on this past trip to the SE. A...

    I got to use mine on this past trip to the SE. A place where bug netting is not optional. [emoji38]
    Used it w/ 40 quilts and removed it daily (slide to one side).
    At first I was a little...
  47. Thread: UV Fading

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    UV Fading

    So back in January Jared from SLD made us some really nice camo, 1.6, Catch-All skins to keep the hammocks in. Unlike most people I live in my hammock and it's up almost everyday. I also spend most...
  48. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    In soft ground, be it sand, mud, etc, I want a V...

    In soft ground, be it sand, mud, etc, I want a V shaped ground anchor. I want the open side of the V stake to be in the direction of pull and my anchor point down a bit from the top so it's trying to...
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    I've set up a verity of greywater systems for...

    I've set up a verity of greywater systems for people and if the washing machine is separate from the rest I still usually need to have around a 100 gal capacity if they only do a couple loads at a...
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    Your probably in the only quarter of the four...

    Your probably in the only quarter of the four that has real trees. [emoji23]
    I'm desert hanging a lot and because of that have worked hard on figuring out which of the many hammock stand versions...
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