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    What Brewguy said is a great way to handle down.

    What Brewguy said is a great way to handle down.
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    lostinthewoodz welcome to hammock forums from...

    lostinthewoodz welcome to hammock forums from Denton North Carolina. I got a double layer hammock and sometimes use a 40x72x3/16 pad from Gossamer Gear, no way I'm gonna slide off that. And I use...
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    I don't know the story--and will listen to you...

    I don't know the story--and will listen to you tell it at next hang we meet. I hate it when things go wrong--especially to y'all as y'all are good hammock fiends!
  4. What they said except get an 11 foot hammock. You...

    What they said except get an 11 foot hammock. You will increase comfort and decrease chances of calf ridge pressure, get a good diagonal lay-you will lay flatter and have less pressure on foot...
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    Winter socks are great in windy cold rainy...

    Winter socks are great in windy cold rainy weather. Will help keep you warmer.
    Major downside is condensation on inside of sock and this condensation will dampen your down quilts.
    I might use a...
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    Seahag I think Amtrak stops in larger cities in...

    Seahag I think Amtrak stops in larger cities in North Carolina--better talk with Amtrak about their schedules and routes and stopping points.
    I'm almost certain you will have to rent a car to get...
  7. I use straps sold by our cottage vendors. For my...

    I use straps sold by our cottage vendors. For my peace of mind and safety. I never know when my grandchildren will get in my hammock all at once. Hike your own hike and have fun out there. And if you...
  8. How thick was the ice--I'd be scaired to fall...

    How thick was the ice--I'd be scaired to fall through ice into water? A grand adventure--thanks for sharing.
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    Are there lots of trees for hammocks? I'm not...

    Are there lots of trees for hammocks? I'm not sure of work schedule and won't know until the last minute. If attendance is high will there be enough good trees?
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    Good luck on your ridge trek. How do you say...

    Good luck on your ridge trek. How do you say hammock in Japanese?
  11. And tighten floppy sides with knotty mod.

    And tighten floppy sides with knotty mod.
  12. Yes I'd go with an 11 foot hammock and you can...

    Yes I'd go with an 11 foot hammock and you can try a table cloth hammock in various sizes. And maybe try Hexon material, for less stretch.
  13. Go to nearest hang and look at different hammocks...

    Go to nearest hang and look at different hammocks talk with as many hammockers as you can and ask if you can try their hammocks, so you can decide what you want. Read some posts on Hammock Forums....
  14. Aye Jbend it is.

    Aye Jbend it is.
  15. I camped last night in woods. Man am I ever a...

    I camped last night in woods. Man am I ever a noob! Made multiple trips to woods with bulky redundant gear. Was toasty with all extra gear. Did not wake up cause of cold--foot stuck out off...
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    I have zero DIY skills. That's great...

    I have zero DIY skills. That's great innovation--it will be fun to test cold weather gear.
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    I'm learning as I go, thanks!

    I'm learning as I go, thanks!
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    Dynaglide whoopie slings, how long do they last...

    Dynaglide whoopie slings, how long do they last before replacing with new slings?
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    I fail to be ultralight and cheer for ultralight...

    I fail to be ultralight and cheer for ultralight hammockers from sidelines.
    I think dynaglide whoopie slings are strong enough for overnights and weekends.
    I question their durability on an AT trek...
  20. Mophead, I hope you are ok. I will not recommend...

    Mophead, I hope you are ok. I will not recommend triple munter because of amsteel breaking. Sorry about that. I was using 1/8. Thanks for testing different suspensions.
  21. Yes Flash, braver souls than me, I was thinking...

    Yes Flash, braver souls than me, I was thinking of going too but had not posted as I did not know work schedule- then I was off work and bad weather struck. I hope you all found a safe place to hang...
  22. Right now I'm using my Java Mocha suspension as...

    Right now I'm using my Java Mocha suspension as seen on YouTube. I'm changing some from suspension in video so that the tarp line can instantly release from hammock suspension so that tarp can be...
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    I do not know if Kevlar strap will attach to Loop...

    I do not know if Kevlar strap will attach to Loop Alien.
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    AmSteel is lighter than Kevlar. Kevlar is light...

    AmSteel is lighter than Kevlar. Kevlar is light and compact enough that for some hammockers a Kevlar suspension is a good possibility. If Loop Alien can securely grip Kevlar, you will have a good...
  25. WTB: Hitchcock Shoes has boots up to width 6E They...

    Hitchcock Shoes has boots up to width 6E They are great to work with on line and on phone.
  26. Instead of nylon straps--get polyester straps or...

    Instead of nylon straps--get polyester straps or even lighter Kevlar straps. They have almost zero stretch. And Kevlar is about as ultralight as it gets.
  27. Do not use nylon straps--they stretch too...

    Do not use nylon straps--they stretch too much--in extreme case--your case might sag to earth during night.
    Make an eleven foot hammock even though an eleven weighs more. You will be more...
  28. My pad is 40x72x3/16 , no way I'm gonna slip off...

    My pad is 40x72x3/16 , no way I'm gonna slip off that. Yes I think you will get cold--then you will be an old pro next time. I'm not sure--you might want to carry some hand warmers and prep your...
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    TominMN I know you are right. My mock ridge line...

    TominMN I know you are right.
    My mock ridge line using a whoopie sling in the middle would not tighten, because as you said there is little or no mechanical advantage. I wanted to test it, to see if...
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    There is static load and there is dynamic...

    There is static load and there is
    dynamic loading...
    Shades
  31. Mecks makes and sells hammock stands. Marty at...

    Mecks makes and sells hammock stands.
    Marty at WildernessLogics sells hammock stands.
    Give them both a call and visit them online.
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    I tied rope around tree with farrimond friction...

    I tied rope around tree with farrimond friction hitches (both trees, two separate ropes) and connected them with a whoopie sling. I could not get the test tarp line very tight. For me that is a fail....
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    I use both under quilt and pad in really cold...

    I use both under quilt and pad in really cold weather. 40x72x3/16 GossamerGear or Oware pad in double layer hammock--can't slip off that! And 20degree underquilt. Some have had condensation (body...
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    Or Flatliner, Marty at WildernessLogics will make...

    Or Flatliner, Marty at WildernessLogics will make you a 12x6! But then he might have to get you a 12 or 13 tarp! I'm just guessing as I've been known to do. Shoot till you win!
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    Ok thanks 11, then what hutzelbein said "Move...

    Ok thanks 11, then what hutzelbein said "Move your butt"
    Good luck!
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    What is length of hammock with calf ridge?

    What is length of hammock with calf ridge?
  37. I think you can reverse construction steps and...

    I think you can reverse construction steps and de-construct whoopie slings. But it might be more trouble than it's worth. You might end up taking entire whoopie sling apart to take apart locked...
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    I do not know if dyneema will hold marlin spike...

    I do not know if dyneema will hold marlin spike hitch. If it slips you can try a marlin spike hitch with an extra wrap or two extra wraps.
  39. Mophead, I've not yet tried in a hammock yet. I...

    Mophead, I've not yet tried in a hammock yet. I tie knots with AmSteel and give a tug and it seems to hold.
    I used a marlin spike hitch with one and or two extra wraps. Then inserted end of...
  40. And before you start with 11feet and start...

    And before you start with 11feet and start sewing--ask those who DIY and or reputable vendors what length they start with to get an 11footer. It will be worth your time-as further study may be needed...
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    EddyP welcome to the fun from Carolina!

    EddyP welcome to the fun from Carolina!
  42. Absolutely do not get or make no 10 or 10&half...

    Absolutely do not get or make no 10 or 10&half foot hammock.
    For your comfort get 11footer. And width around 5feet.
    Shorter hammocks have had calf ridge problems by more than a few hammockers. An...
  43. Left out letter l in first Phantom Grappler...

    Left out letter l in first Phantom Grappler Suspension
  44. Theguywitheyebrows sent PM don't know if it was...

    Theguywitheyebrows sent PM don't know if it was received. YouTube videos Phantom Grapper Suspension, Grapplers Hitch, Lost Carabiner. When tightening always pull diamond knot to shrink loop to its...
  45. Theguywitheyebrows ingenious I gotta try...

    Theguywitheyebrows ingenious
    I gotta try that--thanks--cool!
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    Insulation is not my forte. I'm in learning curve...

    Insulation is not my forte. I'm in learning curve two steps behind experienced winter campers. And want to go on regional Frozen Butt Hangs.
    I have a 20 degree underquilt. And combine it with a...
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    mcody if it works for you--that's all that...

    mcody if it works for you--that's all that counts. Welcome to the fun!
  48. Thanks if you can do that, you are a step ahead...

    Thanks if you can do that, you are a step ahead of me.
  49. A sock rolled up tight-can serve as a toggle in...

    A sock rolled up tight-can serve as a toggle in marlin spike hitch.
  50. Theguywitheyebrows sounds great, having trouble...

    Theguywitheyebrows sounds great, having trouble understanding. Can you post pictures? Thanks.
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