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    LOL heck yeah, loops with Blake's hitch on the...

    LOL heck yeah, loops with Blake's hitch on the tarp D-rings are DA BOMB! :laugh:
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    Video: How I fold my tarp

    Having followed various threads the past few years involving tarps, my sense is that I'm part of the minority of people who don't use the very popular snake skins.

    I'm aware of the various...
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    I use 2mm. 30' for ridgeline and 6' each for...

    I use 2mm. 30' for ridgeline and 6' each for guylines. So by that spec the cord weight should be a tick over 2oz for 54'.

    There are a few places where weight does not trump utility (within...
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    Also lotsa love here for Glowire. Has just the...

    Also lotsa love here for Glowire. Has just the right amount of stiffness to resist tangling and is perfect for tying and holding knots.

    Not as good, but viable, are Kelty Triptease and Atwood...
  5. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that...

    One thing to keep in mind, however, is that options are limited — in most cases extremely limited — because you must hang over the designated tent pad, and at some shelters, such as Pogy Pond, there...
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    Recent related discussion here...

    Recent related discussion here.
  7. When this question comes up it is usually because...

    When this question comes up it is usually because someone is trying to reduce pack weight/volume.

    Other conditions such as rain, snow and temperature are not mentioned, and of course these also...
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    Good question. The main issue most people have...

    Good question. The main issue most people have with UCR is securing the unloaded end of the bury, although there are some easy ways to manage that. When I was experimenting with them I used a simple...
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    I concur with this. Seems to me that people often...

    I concur with this. Seems to me that people often worry too much about getting the angles exact instead of developing a mental picture of what it should look like when it's correct. [/COLOR]
  10. Very impressive test!

    Very impressive test!
  11. Looks good enough! :) I kinda like ugly stuff...

    Looks good enough! :)

    I kinda like ugly stuff that works. Has a charm all its own.
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    For adjusting/tweaking guylines I use Blake's...

    For adjusting/tweaking guylines I use Blake's hitch. Using Lawson Glowire, which holds knots superbly, and DCF tarps with very low stretch, they rarely have to be re-tensioned anyway. Most mornings I...
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    I considered that briefly but I don't sew — at...

    I considered that briefly but I don't sew — at least not with a machine, which would be needed for bar tacking — and the additional hassle of listing/selling/mailing made it not worth it.
  14. I do this, but I wait until late winter / early...

    I do this, but I wait until late winter / early spring when NY pothole season is at its peak... maximum efficiency! :lol:
  15. You can make some combination of cord, shock cord...

    You can make some combination of cord, shock cord (bungee) and mitten hooks to tie them back out of the way, or use them to attach to separate stakes, or criss-cross them to tie to your corner tarp...
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    Kevlar 1.9 and 3.3 have been out of stock...

    Kevlar 1.9 and 3.3 have been out of stock everywhere for some time now.

    I've googled and duckduckgoed it to death and cannot find any info as to why, although it coincides with Covid and most...
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    Trees close together is the issue for me with...

    Trees close together is the issue for me with whoopies.

    If you learn how to make whoopies — and it really isn't hard at all — you can make them with the adjustable bury located as close to the...
  18. I wouldn't remove anything. Toss in a bucket with...

    I wouldn't remove anything. Toss in a bucket with some hot water and Dawn, squish it around, rinse and hang to dry. No rocket surgery involved! :laugh:
  19. Very hard to say because you'll get experienced...

    Very hard to say because you'll get experienced people who are fine using a postage-stamp asym in a hurricane and other people claiming that nothing short of a quonset hut sized tarp with internal...
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    I got the one in this thread...

    I got the one in this thread from years ago... MD Pinnacle. I'm guessing it is long gone.

    Pitches purty. :)

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    Well stated, and then there's the phenomenon of...

    Well stated, and then there's the phenomenon of people paying a lot of money for something and not wanting to report a failure.

    I have a cheap Amazon tarp that I use for the rare occasion that I'm...
  22. Thread: Hello + ?

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    Mike Clelland has a whole bunch of videos on...

    Mike Clelland has a whole bunch of videos on ultralight backpacking that you might find helpful.

    Here is a good starter to introduce you to the UL philosophy and thought process that goes into...
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    Again, no worries and I appreciate that there's a...

    Again, no worries and I appreciate that there's a full spectrum of hangers out there with styles ranging from crazy light to full-on, no-holds-barred glamping. I'm not crazy light but definitely on...
  24. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    I hope that's the weight of the bottle and not...

    I hope that's the weight of the bottle and not the volume! :laugh:
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    And of course I didn't know about Myers spamming...

    And of course I didn't know about Myers spamming your site, and it's understandable that you shun his products. I've read that he's been banned from HF although I don't know the story behind that.
    ...
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    I like a wee bit o' hardware as well, such as the...

    I like a wee bit o' hardware as well, such as the LLs on the UQ shock cords and the plastic S-biners for attaching to CLs. For some things I concede that hardware is better than knots. I also use...
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    No worries and HYOH etc etc but adding metal...

    No worries and HYOH etc etc but adding metal rings negates the weight savings of superlight webbing.



    As I mentioned above regarding the Kevlar straps, I cut off the Dutch clips with a Dremel...
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    Congrats on doing that hike with your son! Super...

    Congrats on doing that hike with your son! Super tough hike with some very tricky scrambles. :cool:
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    Yep, way above treeline!:scared: And way more...

    Yep, way above treeline!:scared: And way more than a hop-skip-jump off the CDT!!

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    Wow, that was just yukky. Seems you weren't hurt...

    Wow, that was just yukky. Seems you weren't hurt so that's one good thing.

    Quite often I hang over rocks and roots that could potentially cause a nasty injury if I were abruptly plopped down on...
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    Make sure the tarp is bone dry, as well as any...

    Make sure the tarp is bone dry, as well as any guy lines or other stuff attached to it. Cool, dry place in a plastic bin.
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    You mentioned above that Gray's Peak (14,278') is...

    You mentioned above that Gray's Peak (14,278') is the highest point on the CDT which got me looking at maps because Elbert is higher (14,433'), and sure enough Elbert is a tough little side trip...
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    Welcome to HF, although sorry to hear about the...

    Welcome to HF, although sorry to hear about the circumstances.

    Mega bummer having a trip cut short like that, and usually a lot of stress figuring out how the heck you're going to get out of the...
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    I've tied it around pine and very scraggly oak...

    I've tied it around pine and very scraggly oak and haven't noticed it snagging. As for durability, only time will tell.

    Nothing at all like mule tape, which snags on everything and gets shredded...
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    Got in another night of hanging on the Myerstech...

    Got in another night of hanging on the Myerstech hybrids and am impressed.

    Kevlar 3.3 remains my favorite but these are a very close second, and since Kevlar seems to have disappeared I'd have to...
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    The 280cm (~9ft) length of the Quechua is very...

    The 280cm (~9ft) length of the Quechua is very short but the 175cm (~69in) width is quite wide, which might result in a fairy flat diagonal lay depending on user height. Bottom insulation could be...
  37. Coordinates N44.1952, W74.8724 More here!...

    Coordinates N44.1952, W74.8724

    More here! https://cranberrylake50.org/peavine-swamp-trail/
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    I really don't understand this, but if it works...

    I really don't understand this, but if it works for you then okay.

    I assume we're talking about GE and not spreader bar/bridge, and with GE the SRL determines hammock sag, which doesn't change...
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    Correction... The Myers hybrid webbing weighs...

    Correction... The Myers hybrid webbing weighs 3.3g/ft. 2x 10' straps weigh 66.1 g on my scale, 73.2g (2.6oz) total with the Evo loops. Light and compact enough for me.

    (I shortened them to 10'...
  40. Those are the ones. He upped the price a bit —...

    Those are the ones. He upped the price a bit — the initial batch were $35/set, sold out in no time flat — but still worth it... includes Evo loops for suspension and CLs.

    The design is clever,...
  41. I'm out year 'round, but I too really love...

    I'm out year 'round, but I too really love hanging in the cold!

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/4/1/1/4/hammock_sunrise_02_feb_2021_small.jpg
  42. Congrats! But DARN, cool weather is a few months...

    Congrats! But DARN, cool weather is a few months away.

    Just luvvin' that phrase! :cool:
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    I would take this under advisement (ask Jared)...

    I would take this under advisement (ask Jared) because hammocks with integrated nets are designed with a specific SRL length that does not put stress on the net and/or zippers. I dunno, mabye...
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    Dutch spider/poly is 5.5g/ft and bulkier than the...

    Dutch spider/poly is 5.5g/ft and bulkier than the various other UHMWPEs mentioned here which are in the 1.9 to 2.4g/ft range. Dutch's poly is polypropylene which I think is a bit denser than...
  45. Great video, Josh! I suppose you remember Buck...

    Great video, Josh!

    I suppose you remember Buck Ridge @10:44 — up from Diamond Notch and just before West Kill — which is one of my favorite spots in all the Catskills.

    I need to get your advice...
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    Yep, I've used the Myers hybrids a couple of...

    Yep, I've used the Myers hybrids a couple of times now and IME they're hands-down the best of the UHMWPEs.
  47. I think you'll find an integrated net a lot less...

    I think you'll find an integrated net a lot less fidgety than a sock in the long run... getting in and out less of a hassle.

    Most UHMWPE straps don't remain straps for long. They bunch up after...
  48. Thread: Bug net

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    ^^^^^^^Yep, what Taptter and LowTech said. ...

    ^^^^^^^Yep, what Taptter and LowTech said.

    Occasionally I use a Dutch Half-Wit that has a sewn-in half net with an open end that just drapes over the abdomen area. Quite often it leaves small gaps...
  49. Welcome to HF! :) You might find this...

    Welcome to HF! :)

    You might find this useful. Beardoh and SweetPea have gobs of experience. Beardoh posts here on HF as "Chop," so search his posts for more info.

    There is an Ultra Lite Gear...
  50. When I was there I parked at Peavine Swamp and...

    When I was there I parked at Peavine Swamp and walked clockwise.... wanted to get the road walk out of the way first. I hate ending a hike with a road walk.
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