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    I recently had one of my favorite straps snap on...

    I recently had one of my favorite straps snap on me. Looking back on it, I thought that something about the strap didn’t look quite right. It wasn’t that old, my only explanation is that pine pitch...
  2. Thread: Patching

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    I have no idea if this works, but I think it...

    I have no idea if this works, but I think it will.

    I have patched many sails with medlar tape (tenacious tape would work I think) on one side and applying a thin layer of CA glue (I like Zap a...
  3. Inspiring! Thanks so much for the report.

    Inspiring! Thanks so much for the report.
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    Lovely area. I would be tempted to add 2...

    Lovely area.

    I would be tempted to add 2 posts to the right of the Gazebo to the right of the Downspout and hang there.

    Otherwise, this nice area will almost always have a hammock in it.
    ...
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    One thing I’ve noticed, it is far faster and...

    One thing I’ve noticed, it is far faster and easier to get in or out of a fronkey bugnet hammock than it is a zipper based one. No contest.
  6. Thread: Newbie

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    You get used to it. At some point, I just let...

    You get used to it.

    At some point, I just let it go and accept what happens happens. Kind of like swimming in the ocean. The odds of your being injured by a wild animal are so so small compared...
  7. I’m wondering if folks who have had one fail have...

    I’m wondering if folks who have had one fail have anything to share.

    I’ve worked with sail material which is nylon based. It gives lots of warning long before it fails as it starts to break...
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    That's fantastic! This is one of my favorite...

    That's fantastic! This is one of my favorite areas to camp - the coast, but I always camp the treeline. Usually not a big deal since it's right on the beach. Cool to know that I can use a tensa to...
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    I think you will be happy with the asym. I’m...

    I think you will be happy with the asym. I’m comfy in my burrow, but my asym trailwinder is much more comfortable in terms of not impacting lay - I like to get very diagonal. There is no getting it...
  10. Great reports, glad no-one was injured. Kind...

    Great reports, glad no-one was injured.

    Kind of shocking the bear would be so brazen with such a large group! Good call to get out of there I feel.

    I have a similar concern for one of my...
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    Love that accordion-like folding of the tarp -...

    Love that accordion-like folding of the tarp - very neat and tidy. I have been pulled to the power of the snake skin side of the hammock force, however, but I will lock that trick away. :)

    Good...
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    Thank you very much.

    Thank you very much.
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    Although, I just saw these - certainly looks like...

    Although, I just saw these - certainly looks like its printed on both sides.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhI_8BNg35g


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrNPtx5HrkA

    I'll send a note to...
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    Makes sense, the printed hammock that I have is...

    Makes sense, the printed hammock that I have is the same.

    I thought that I had read that Woodland Camo was the exception or perhaps printed on both sides.
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    Hexon 1.6 woodlan camo question

    Folks,

    Does anyone know if this is printed on both sides of the fabric? I imagine that it is weaved, not printed, but want to verify.

    In other words, will the inside of the hammock look the...
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    It was fun. Not sure I would recommend the paddle...

    It was fun. Not sure I would recommend the paddle board if you are encountering anything but perfect weather conditions. Choppy water is a big issue for them. Paddling around exploring without the...
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    Diablo Lake, WA North Cascades

    General map of the area

    https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/44/d2/uA8bVSus_t.jpeg

    I took a short 3 day trip to explore Diablo Lake here in WA in the North Cascades National Park. I’ve wanted to camp...
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    Warbonnet’s autumn orange and brown would have me...

    Warbonnet’s autumn orange and brown would have me sold! Doesn’t seem like you can make a bad choice.
  19. Another thing to consider is the site. If you can...

    Another thing to consider is the site. If you can find coverage from the wind (thicker tress, a hill, rock, etc) then less of a concern relying on a tarp for that.

    The mini fly does a good job of...
  20. Doors every time. My super fly is able to fairy...

    Doors every time. My super fly is able to fairy easily provide shelter from wind without much fuss.

    A smaller tarp would be harder to get just right requiring a lower pitch and getting the...
  21. For sure make a trip out, it’s a unique...

    For sure make a trip out, it’s a unique experience. I still haven’t hiked the 20 miles of coast yet, amazing views and primitive campsites right on the coast
  22. Thanks. That event sounds super interesting. My...

    Thanks. That event sounds super interesting. My wife is a biologist, this may tempt her to make a trip. Thanks for the heads up, I had never heard of it
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    I haven't used that specific product, but I have...

    I haven't used that specific product, but I have used a stout pole for one end. I anchored the top of the pole with a log on one side and a large rock on the other. It was very solid. I've done...
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    I was totally into using hardware when I started,...

    I was totally into using hardware when I started, but then stopped using it due to wear and fraying.

    I think the bottom line is that strap held by metal where the strap moves will eventually...
  25. I use bear canisters but don’t bother with bear...

    I use bear canisters but don’t bother with bear spray, although my wife takes it. I do have a sharp walking stick however! :).

    I read this on bear.org.

    The 750,000 black bears of North...
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    My primary concern is that it’s comfortable....

    My primary concern is that it’s comfortable. Depending on the hang spot, tree distance, attach point height, etc I may not always get the ‘easy to bend with you thumb’ ridgeline tautness, but as long...
  27. Thread: Bug net

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    Nope. For several reasons. They don’t seem to...

    Nope. For several reasons.

    They don’t seem to understand that they can fly down to fly up, but always take a direct line approach.

    You can cinch it closed if you like.

    If you are using...
  28. I’ve always wanted to camp on the Oregon coast. ...

    I’ve always wanted to camp on the Oregon coast. Is there a site that you recommend?
  29. I met several campers from Oregon on the trip...

    I met several campers from Oregon on the trip that said the same.

    The coast of the Olympic National Park is fairly open to backpack overnights. I don’t have the link handy, but it’s easy to...
  30. They are expensive due to shipping. I avoided...

    They are expensive due to shipping. I avoided buying one for about a year, but finally did. Love it.

    I wish someone would import them and sell here which would dramatically reduce the price. ...
  31. I got hooked on hammocks in the same area. One...

    I got hooked on hammocks in the same area. One evening watching a perfect sunset for hours and then stars until 1am and I was hooked.
  32. That’s fantastic! Quite a group hang. Cool that...

    That’s fantastic! Quite a group hang. Cool that Jared makes some right sized gear as well.
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    Ha! Same here, I also could not determine where...

    Ha! Same here, I also could not determine where the blemish was. Once I got a few daps of pine pitch on it, no chance of finding it I suppose.
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    I've hiked and hammock some in Hawaii. Thick...

    I've hiked and hammock some in Hawaii. Thick growth, but likely something you can hook on to, although perhaps not what we think of as a tree here. Palms on the coast are super easy to work with,...
  35. Short Trip with a First Time Hammock Camper

    I just got back from a short 3 night camping trip with a totally new hammock camper - my wife. Decided to keep it short the first trip and see how things went.

    We spent each night at a different...
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    I recently bought the same tarp and opted to keep...

    I recently bought the same tarp and opted to keep it with the discount. Applied no silicon anywhere, had it in hard rain a few times, no issues. It’s become my favorite tarp.
  37. ‘Camping’ at a local lakeside park to escape the HEAT

    I found a great spot lakeside with a stiff breeze and shade.

    We’re headed for 100 again today which for folks in Seattle is unheard of. This may be the year that I finally decide to get air...
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    There are a few tricks not sure if you have tried...

    There are a few tricks not sure if you have tried them.

    You can not close the doors, but tie them out towards the tree which gives considerable extra space on both ends.

    You can also use...
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    I like to combine my ASYM TrailWinder with my...

    I like to combine my ASYM TrailWinder with my (SYM - all they make) HG Burrow.

    I generally just use my 20 degree TW, but if the temp concerns me I'll take my 40 degree burrow as well. With both...
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    Just to clarify for my (sometimes) simple mind. ...

    Just to clarify for my (sometimes) simple mind.

    I can loop my strap or CL loop around
    - one pole, either is fine
    - the amstel loop holding the poles together

    but NOT BOTH poles?
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    You talked me into it - just placed my order! ...

    You talked me into it - just placed my order!

    After a recent top quilt water issue I was thinking of getting a waterproof sack. My plastic liner failed when it had ripped. This seems like a...
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    Seems like these folks were doing everything...

    Seems like these folks were doing everything right, but paid the price for those that came before them.

    Last time I hiked the Quinalt on the Olympic Peninsula I saw 8 bears in one afternoon. I...
  43. Picture is worth a thousand words. 185839

    Picture is worth a thousand words. 185839
  44. This is what I do and have liked it so far I...

    This is what I do and have liked it so far

    I create a loop of shock cord - probably 3/16 but not sure. Maybe 8 inches long. Then I loop a line lock onto that and then that onto the buckles on...
  45. It’s a versatile stand, I think it could easily...

    It’s a versatile stand, I think it could easily work with any sizes hammock. I love it with my 11 footer. You can bring make the ridgeline shorter or bring the sides in closer to make the hammock...
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    For my $ I find the Becket with most any...

    For my $ I find the Becket with most any reasonable strap to be the best as far as reliability. I’ve only ever been dumped to the ground when I was shock load testing with mule tape. I had to push...
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    I find extra width useful when you are stuck in...

    I find extra width useful when you are stuck in the rain and sitting around chatting. I can have a party under my super fly. Lots of room fir chairs and cooking.
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    I like line locks at the tarp connection attached...

    I like line locks at the tarp connection attached with a loop of shock cord. Lines attach to the line lock.

    I almost never use stakes unless I need to. Using the myerstech wrap around plastic...
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    Warbonnet Minifly

    I bought one of these during their amazing Memorial Day sale. And then got 20% off again due to a color blemish issue - gave me the option to switch colors or take the discount.

    So, one hell of...
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    I was replying to the original post. I haven’t...

    I was replying to the original post. I haven’t tried the straps you have - they look good.

    The lightweight white ones work well, but roll up easily and are extremely abrasive.
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