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    Well, if you imagine a hammock with a structural...

    Well, if you imagine a hammock with a structural ridgeline as a "D" on it's side, and if then you superimpose a smaller "D over a larger "D" with the straight lines overlapping each other and then...
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    All things being equal, and longer hammock will...

    All things being equal, and longer hammock will have lower attachment points than a shorter hammock. Think about it this way, the closer to the trees the hammock gets, the lower the attachment...
  3. Thanks for sharing your eventful trip. I hope my...

    Thanks for sharing your eventful trip. I hope my boys end up like your daughter. Heck, she's braver than me.
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    Since it's new have you put on weight recently? I...

    Since it's new have you put on weight recently? I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP at home but find it's not too bad in the hammock since my head is slightly elevated vs laying flatter on a bed.
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    Sweet. Good luck with that.

    Sweet. Good luck with that.
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    Many people have things on their suspension to...

    Many people have things on their suspension to act as drip stops. If you use hardware for connection points they can stop the flow of water. Tying a small length of cotton string can also work to...
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    You can do most any gear making with a straight...

    You can do most any gear making with a straight stitch. Zigzag is handy to have. Older metal machines are robust and easier to maintain and can be found fairly cheap. Try to find a working machine...
  8. Thread: Bugnet question

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    Depends on the style of bugnet. Can you provide...

    Depends on the style of bugnet. Can you provide pictures?
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    I did the whole Western Uplands trail many years...

    I did the whole Western Uplands trail many years ago and the Highlands trail with keg a few years ago. The backpacking trails in general are so much busier now than when I first started going in the...
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    Structural ridgelines need to be strong to take...

    Structural ridgelines need to be strong to take the stress from suspensions set less than 30 degrees. Don't know what line Hennessy uses but it's likely strong enough. You'd probably have to set it...
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    I'm not an arbourist but have seen a couple of...

    I'm not an arbourist but have seen a couple of news stories in the past where seemingly healthy trees have fallen and killed people. The thing about the tree was they looked good because they had an...
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    Hello and welcome from Canada!

    Hello and welcome from Canada!
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    Ridgeline should be taut but not too tight. How...

    Ridgeline should be taut but not too tight.
    How much to raise the foot end is a matter of personal preference.
    The head end angle looks more than 30 probably as a result of the occupant being...
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    Once you go down the dark path, forever will it...

    Once you go down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.
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    Good for you and Whoo buddy!

    Good for you and Whoo buddy!
  16. Thread: Newbie Question

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    It'll work on top of you but you'll need some...

    It'll work on top of you but you'll need some kind of under insulation since your body will compress the part of the bag underneath you.
  17. Nice pictures. Nothing like a good sleep in the...

    Nice pictures. Nothing like a good sleep in the woods compared to tenting it.
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    Nice work there.

    Nice work there.
  19. Looking good! Gotta love when everything comes...

    Looking good! Gotta love when everything comes together.
  20. This is how I do it as well except I don't...

    This is how I do it as well except I don't necessarily bend the RL to 90 degrees and I raise the foot end higher on the tree than the head end. I just flex the RL and I know the feel of what I like....
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    I remember thinking when I saw that thread that...

    I remember thinking when I saw that thread that it looked totally wrong. If the suspension and structural ridgeline were installed properly that should never have happened. My BB is 5 years old and...
  22. It's great when that light bulb goes on. Have fun!

    It's great when that light bulb goes on. Have fun!
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    Are those two different size threads? The top...

    Are those two different size threads? The top thread look heavier. It looks like I can see more of the lock stitch on the bottom side than the top. Your thread tension may still need adjusting. From...
  24. Since you've been backpacking for a while I'm...

    Since you've been backpacking for a while I'm certain you've had at least a couple of uncomfortable nights and or challenging situations here and there. You've got the gear plus others to help you...
  25. New Video - Been a while since we've seen Fronkey

    Fronkey on another adventure. Hope he doesn't mind me linking it here.

    Cans4m3RCZE
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    I have that stand and I lay the continuous loops...

    I have that stand and I lay the continuous loops exiting the end channel over the supports so the hammock material is as close as possible without going over the supports. The material might be ok...
  27. I took a look at the website and in my opinion,...

    I took a look at the website and in my opinion, their suspension is not efficient enough to mimic. I think you'd be better off going the whoopee sling route instead of mule tape. Doing and undoing...
  28. Thread: Stuff sack idea

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    I use mine for all my empty stuff sacks and spare...

    I use mine for all my empty stuff sacks and spare ground stakes.
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    Same here, no need to do it. You can if you want...

    Same here, no need to do it. You can if you want and some people do but it's not necessary. Both my WB tarps are still keeping me dry after 6 years.
  30. Thread: Tarp question

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    I've only sealed my ridgelines and I don't think...

    I've only sealed my ridgelines and I don't think I've ever seen corner tie outs or edges sealed on any tarp. No real reason to is there?
  31. Thread: ENO Roadie stand

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    I think the poles are little to close to the...

    I think the poles are little to close to the vehicle plus you're limited to using with a car. IMO if you're going to cart around a stand I think you should be able to set up away from the car.
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    In that case, I'd go with an 11 foot tarp...

    In that case, I'd go with an 11 foot tarp ridgeline. The extra coverage will allow you to set up the tarp higher than with a 10 foot ridgeline. 12 would be fine but I don't know if it would be worth...
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    How long is your hammock ridgeline? If your...

    How long is your hammock ridgeline? If your hammock does not have a ridgeline, how long is your hammock?
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    I like knots and use a variety of knots and...

    I like knots and use a variety of knots and hitches but its (k)not for everyone ;). Andrew Skurka has a very simple method for tarp tie outs.
    http://andrewskurka.com/2012/tarp-guyline-system/
    I...
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    Goo gone works well.

    Goo gone works well.
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    Hello and welcome from London, ON!

    Hello and welcome from London, ON!
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    Hello and welcome from London, ON.

    Hello and welcome from London, ON.
  38. Doors are good to have but the Housefly's...

    Doors are good to have but the Housefly's ridgeline is a little small at 10'6" for an 11 foot hammock. You'd only have 8 inches of coverage on each end of your hammock. It's doable but forces a lower...
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    I'm sort of the same. At the caribbean resorts...

    I'm sort of the same. At the caribbean resorts we've been to in the past my wife loved to just sit in the sun and I needed to be under the umbrella. I don't mind being in the sun for short periods...
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    Not familiar with your weather but if you are...

    Not familiar with your weather but if you are going to experiencing wind or blowing rain, doors are good to have. Wind will rob your insulation of heat and of course blowing rain is obviously not...
  41. Thread: newby help

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    Dutchware is not necessary but it makes set up...

    Dutchware is not necessary but it makes set up quick and easy. I'm not up on the latest Dutch gear so I'll leave it to others to suggest things. The tarp does not come with cordage though so at the...
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    It's interesting how the Internet brings people...

    It's interesting how the Internet brings people together in different ways. It's also helped me get out more.
  43. Thanks for all the great pictures!

    Thanks for all the great pictures!
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    EGL Algonquin park trip report - “Repellant? We don’t need no stinking repellant!”

    EGL Algonquin park trip report - “Repellant? We don’t need no stinking repellant!”

    As Chard often says and as Luvmybonnet already posted, another trip is in the books and what an enjoyable trip it...
  45. Thread: hows it hanging

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    Hello and welcome to the forums from Canada.

    Hello and welcome to the forums from Canada.
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    Nice pics. I'll add some pics in a couple of...

    Nice pics. I'll add some pics in a couple of days. It was a very enjoyable trip with great fellowship, nice weather and very few bugs. Can't wait to get out again.



    September is a good month....
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    Halfway there. Have a safe drive everyone and...

    Halfway there. Have a safe drive everyone and we'll see you soon.
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    How terrible. I fear as hammocks gain popularity...

    How terrible. I fear as hammocks gain popularity this will become an increasing issue.
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    Lol, that's what always happens. :)

    Lol, that's what always happens. :)
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    Chard is usually who does much of the organizing...

    Chard is usually who does much of the organizing and I try to help a bit in the thread but since he is not attending, our organization is not as good as it normally is. Chard's absence can be felt...
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