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    I don't mind paying up front and waiting a couple...

    I don't mind paying up front and waiting a couple of weeks but 8-10, and even that was questionable when I tried to order one, was too much, I'm pretty happy with the tarp I made that weighs 13 oz...
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    I keep all necessary hiking gear in a plastic box...

    I keep all necessary hiking gear in a plastic box and keep a good supply of trail food...I can be packed and ready in 20 minutes for a month hike...takes me half a day to get ready for one night of...
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    What was the tarp material?

    What was the tarp material?
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    WTB: I'm only a couple of months into hammocks so I...

    I'm only a couple of months into hammocks so I don't have a lot of experience, I've made four so far and bought a cheap one with an attached bug net from Walmart (great deal). I'm happy with the ones...
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    Great job! I'd wear out a stitch puller trying to...

    Great job! I'd wear out a stitch puller trying to make something that good.
  6. Thread: Hammock Flip

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    LOL...............................

    LOL...............................
  7. I had a Synmat & UL that I put about 1500 miles...

    I had a Synmat & UL that I put about 1500 miles on over a two year period, finally had a cell wall fail, that's probably about as much service as could be expected. I'm guessing the life would be...
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    Looks like it worked okay...he didn't fall. I...

    Looks like it worked okay...he didn't fall. I don't see an issue if you have a strong enough ridgeline, that's why I've considered switching the zing-it out with 7/64 amsteel, I have a trip planned...
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    If I were still using whoopies I'd try to come up...

    If I were still using whoopies I'd try to come up with something similar to the drip cups on my kayak paddles...I'm probably switching (funny, I haven't really hiked with a hammock yet) to...
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    That misting may be condensate on the inside...

    That misting may be condensate on the inside getting beat off by water drops hitting the tarp...I have this with my tent.
  11. Thread: 1.1 silpoly

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    1.1 silpoly

    Has anyone used the 1.1 silpoly for a tarp, if so, how does it perform? I just received 8 yds for a tarp but don't know if I'll use it, I was expecting more of a tan color and what I have is almost...
  12. Mix 100% silicone you can get at the hardware...

    Mix 100% silicone you can get at the hardware store with oderless mineral spirits, I mix as much silicone as the mineral spirits will dissolve and apply to the seams, after you have a applied to a...
  13. Thread: Ridgeline ?

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    110 Ridgeline 20' 18' 16' 14' Between trees...

    110 Ridgeline
    20' 18' 16' 14' Between trees

    7.0 6.4 5.8 5.2 Tree height

    17' = my height
    I discovered my ridgeline was not what I thought it was, when set to 110" the above is what...
  14. Thread: Ridgeline ?

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    Where did the number 83% come from as to the best...

    Where did the number 83% come from as to the best ridgeline length? What went into that calculation?
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    double...

    double post...................................................
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    It's easy enough to do the math, I can hang...

    It's easy enough to do the math, I can hang between 14' and 20' and maintain 30*, 7.3' is about as high as I could reach, I'm 6'1"+, a shorter person would be more limited. To me a 6' range isn't...
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    I used UCR's on the first hammocks I made but...

    I used UCR's on the first hammocks I made but recently switched to Dutch's new titanium buckles and 12' webbing on each end, actually saved me a little weight over the amsteel and tree straps and...
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    Plus, I'm new to hammocks and don't know what I'm...

    Plus, I'm new to hammocks and don't know what I'm doing....yet.
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    A hammock has a small range of tree distance that...

    A hammock has a small range of tree distance that will allow for what would be called a proper hang, sometimes we have to settle for what's available. In the east that's not much of an issue, but I'm...
  20. Thread: Ridgeline ?

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    Ridgeline ?

    I have a 1.1 ripstop 11' hammock I plan to use for the CT, two questions:

    Is Zing-it adequate for the ridgeline, I'm concerned about abrasion on the fabric as well as strength.
    Is 1.1 tough...
  21. Thread: Footbox ?

    by Drybones
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    Footbox ?

    I saw a thread once showing how to add a footbox to a hammock but can't find it now, anyone know where it's located? Thanks.
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    What are you looking for in that "sweet spot"?.

    What are you looking for in that "sweet spot"?.
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    No crocs but I almost sat on a cotton mouth when...

    No crocs but I almost sat on a cotton mouth when taking a midnight dip in the pool below Cheaha Falls.
  24. Love it!!! Fantastic job, she'll love that quilt.

    Love it!!! Fantastic job, she'll love that quilt.
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    Kenyon tape, I have an REI sleeping bag I got at...

    Kenyon tape, I have an REI sleeping bag I got at a scratch and dent sale, cut a hole in each baffle and added down and patched the hole with Kenyoan tape, bag has been washed twice and no sign of the...
  26. Just take a look at it, if it lofts to what you...

    Just take a look at it, if it lofts to what you expect it's okay. I would not be as concerned about a 40* as I would a colder quilt.
  27. I just started a few weeks ago so I have some...

    I just started a few weeks ago so I have some catching up to do, I have 6 at the moment, did have 7 but I took the double 1.1 apart today to make two 1.1's....that will give me 8.
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    I would assume the treatment process has can...

    I would assume the treatment process has can malfunction like any other manufacturing process and you get sub quality product. When I grab a handful of the bag and rub it between my fingers it feels...
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    My point is that dri-down does not compress...

    My point is that dri-down does not compress nearly as well as regular down, nor does it fill the baffles as well, I see a lot of empty areas. I doubt I would not have purchased these if I had known...
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    I don't know what happens with this type down...

    I don't know what happens with this type down when washed, guessing it starts losing its dry properties, but regular down is not hurt by washing and drying but I do it no more than I have to, use a...
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    110336

    110336
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    110335 This is what I'm planning to use on the...

    110335

    This is what I'm planning to use on the CT.
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    I just bought a TQ and UQ and am wondering the...

    I just bought a TQ and UQ and am wondering the same thing, the TQ seems to be clumped, the UQ looks okay but weighs 2.5 oz more than stated and doesn't look lofted as I expected, I can see light...
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    The UQ is a standard size, simply weighs more...

    The UQ is a standard size, simply weighs more than stated (2.5 oz), the TQ is a long/wide which comes in pretty much as stated. If the quilts keep me warm to 20* I'm happy regardless, but the TQ has...
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    Bags are not the same size but IMO are properly...

    Bags are not the same size but IMO are properly sized for the product.
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    I only compress bags enough to fit side to side...

    I only compress bags enough to fit side to side in the bottom of my pack. The Marmot bag that weighs 26 oz was not forced into the sack, went in easy, the TQ at 23 oz required a little more force to...
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    Incubator 20*, Burrow 20* My thinking was that...

    Incubator 20*, Burrow 20*
    My thinking was that 850 down is 850 down and should compress similarly whether in a sleeping bag or a quilt, the TQ is 3 oz lighter than the sleeping bag but much...
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    Can anyone explain this?

    I received the the HG Burrow TQ and UQ today but was really disappointed with the pack size, I was expecting two bags roughly the same size as my Marmot 40* bag that weighs 26 oz, the TQ weighs 23...
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    Never let bad weather stop you from having a good...

    Never let bad weather stop you from having a good time.
  40. The only place you hear about this type of attack...

    The only place you hear about this type of attack is in the park, quit forcing hikers to stay in designated areas and the problem goes away.
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    http://www.kenyonconsumer.com/store/product.php?pr...

    http://www.kenyonconsumer.com/store/product.php?productid=89
  42. What's the weight per yard for the material?

    What's the weight per yard for the material?
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    When I was young, the Dad and I stopped by a...

    When I was young, the Dad and I stopped by a country store while quail hunting one day, the lady owner had an arm all bandaged up, I asked what happened, said she had a pet coon in a cage, went to...
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    I like your post, gave your opinion and what you...

    I like your post, gave your opinion and what you do, thanks...wish there were more like it.
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    Would you use a canister on the CT? I spent a...

    Would you use a canister on the CT? I spent a week in the Weminuche a few years back and hung to not offend those with me but question if it's needed.
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    Ten of us will be doing a night hike that "day",...

    Ten of us will be doing a night hike that "day", some of us will be camping near Cheaha Falls, we'll take a swim in the pool under the falls before calling it a night...probably around 12:00. I'll be...
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    This is what I'll probably do most of the time....

    This is what I'll probably do most of the time. Last hike in the Rockies there was a stretch of aspen about 100 yards long that had fresh bear claw marks on most of the trees...high up. Doubt I'd...
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    That's the answer I was looking for. Does the...

    That's the answer I was looking for. Does the weight cause any issues with how the hammock hangs?
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    Food placement at night

    As a tent dweller I always slept with my food and pack, what do hangers do with them? I'm a little concerned that putting them under the tarp will still leave them exposed to critters. I hung my food...
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    I'm sure they all work, I use Sawyer...keeps them...

    I'm sure they all work, I use Sawyer...keeps them from biting through the mesh when your arm is against it, good stuff, I always treat my pants and shoes as well before a long hike.
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