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    But those button knots are so pretty!

    But those button knots are so pretty!
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    Give yourself permission to make mistakes and...

    Give yourself permission to make mistakes and keep going. I've been sewing for several years and still do dumb things, it's just part of the process. Failure is only true failure when you give up; if...
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    I've bought a few things off Reddit geartrades...

    I've bought a few things off Reddit geartrades and it's worked out great. You always fret that first time, but it's a solid option if you use Paypal G&S and especially if the seller or buyer has a...
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    I have the Superfly and it's essentially all I'll...

    I have the Superfly and it's essentially all I'll ever need. The original full size tarp with doors, and still the best.
  5. I never thought of the shape as a sort of crudely...

    I never thought of the shape as a sort of crudely formed airfoil when it's positioned that way, but you're right it does make sense that would happen. I try to stake as close to the ground regardless...
  6. Others may weigh in with their views, but I find...

    Others may weigh in with their views, but I find longer is more comfortable than wider. The difference between an 11' and a 12' was very noticeable. For me.

    I may be wrong, but I think someone...
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    I clip inside. If the weather gets bad and I need...

    I clip inside. If the weather gets bad and I need to use them I don't have to go outside to close up shop, plus it gives me a little clothesline for socks that get wet.
  8. My first hammock camp, I pitched about 20' from...

    My first hammock camp, I pitched about 20' from the shore of a lake in the ADK with my new square tarp pitched as a diamond...with the ridgeline into the wind. I thought doors were for overkill.
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    Howdy! Just south of Rochester myself...born...

    Howdy!

    Just south of Rochester myself...born in the city, actually.

    We live in a great place for the outdoors...a few hours from just about everything and plenty of overnights and kayaking...
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    It's a hot tent for hammock camping, nothing...

    It's a hot tent for hammock camping, nothing exists like this until now to my knowledge. Hot tents are getting pretty popular, not for hiking as such...but definitely a place in the market for this...
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    For longer-term DCF tarp users, do you notice any...

    For longer-term DCF tarp users, do you notice any degradation in the fabric? eg, de-laminating or weakness at the common crease points?
  12. This may not apply to a country specifically, but...

    This may not apply to a country specifically, but since you mention Instagram I'll share what I've noticed. If I look for hashtags with particular models of gear I turn up better quality pictures. At...
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    He got a tarp so big he still can't find his way...

    He got a tarp so big he still can't find his way out to reply.
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    Inflation hits everyone. I don't like it, but I...

    Inflation hits everyone. I don't like it, but I know places like Warbonnet are not the ones gouging us. I can stand it way better when inflation hits cottage vendors because I understand that like me...
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    Me also. But I will add that in my XLC, when...

    Me also.

    But I will add that in my XLC, when the foot end is appreciably higher I notice it less. I haven't tinkered around on this issue specifically but I do sleep more comfortable this way.
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    I have enough gear I'd loan out the whole setup...

    I have enough gear I'd loan out the whole setup if they needed it, but most people have the top insulation covered one way or another. Especially considering that it would likely be a tent camper,...
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    The only thing that's held me back on the...

    The only thing that's held me back on the TarpTicks is that I roll my lines up with the tarp, and the points don't look *quite* rounded enough to be risk-free. I have Dutch Flyz, but the quality on...
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    Thanks! I really wasn't trying to be contrary. :)

    Thanks! I really wasn't trying to be contrary. :)
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    Not trying to be snarky but don't places like...

    Not trying to be snarky but don't places like HammockGear already make waterproof ridgelines on their DCF rainflies?
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    I like the AirWave as well, I don't use it for...

    I like the AirWave as well, I don't use it for myself since it just doesn't stretch enough. But it is groundbreaking in how they made it feel like a cotton-type of thing but totally out of ripstop.
    ...
  21. A 90 hammocks hang perpendicular to the trees,...

    A 90 hammocks hang perpendicular to the trees, and like the Haven you more or less need a pad to use them comfortably.

    I use an Exped Synmat pad just because of the type of hammock I'm in, but...
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    I use a continuous ridgeline and a couple prussic...

    I use a continuous ridgeline and a couple prussic loops at each end. I tried a split ridgeline and the continuous had me spoiled, it's just so much easier to use. Quick to set up and even quicker to...
  23. If I can give only one tip for hammocks: Go...

    If I can give only one tip for hammocks: Go warmer on the bottom insulation than you think you'll need. It's much easier to regulate your temps and comfort from the top.

    One word about the Haven,...
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    I've been using 1.75 Lash it for a few years and...

    I've been using 1.75 Lash it for a few years and it's held up super well. Prusiks don't always hold super well, but I used tensioner hardware anyway.

    I recently picked up some 1.3mm dyneema, we'll...
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    I saw on Reddit a while back the Zing it was the...

    I saw on Reddit a while back the Zing it was the 2.2 and the Lash it was the 1.75 but that may be anecdotal, regional, or purely conjectural...or deliberately false since it was on Reddit. Everywhere...
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    If I'm home I'll wrap a bit of masking tape...

    If I'm home I'll wrap a bit of masking tape around the tip and pinch it down real good. You can't use much or it's too thick and you're back at square one, but a small piece works good. 'course, that...
  27. I'm near Keuka Lake and just finished my 10 Top...

    I'm near Keuka Lake and just finished my 10 Top Quilt. Keep me in the loop if it works out. It may not work out since I have some plans for Feb, but on the off chance...now that it's my first winter...
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    Not to monopolize things, and I can't speak for...

    Not to monopolize things, and I can't speak for the Hexon specifically (sorry!), but I've done hammocks out of HyperD 1.6 and MTN 1.2, and the HyperD - to me at least - is more comfortable...but it...
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    I've worked with HyperD 1.0 and it's super comfy;...

    I've worked with HyperD 1.0 and it's super comfy; I've been interested in trying the Monolite. But I've read too many horror stories of abject failure in the Cloud 71 for me to risk lifelong back...
  30. That looks super nice...I like the rustic orient...

    That looks super nice...I like the rustic orient feel about it.
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    Black Friday when RBTR had their sale I ordered...

    Black Friday when RBTR had their sale I ordered my logo printed on a yard of X-pac V15. It's printed, not woven, but it's crisp enough and seems tough enough to last, and softens up reasonably well...
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    Not that I know much but in general, overstuff...

    Not that I know much but in general, overstuff will prevent the down from migrating as much, add a marginal difference in warmth, and I recently learned apparently adds life to the quilt since as...
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    I've used the HyperD 1.0 for a gathered end, and...

    I've used the HyperD 1.0 for a gathered end, and as a half-baked way to see how it handled and to have a spare hammock floating around it ended up being very comfortable. I can't speak for how it'll...
  34. Definitely when it's on fire it's a cluster fire....

    Definitely when it's on fire it's a cluster fire. But overall I think it's okay. I've actually found some super helpful people on Reddit, and generally get more responses. I quite like it because it...
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    If you want a gathered end, I'm a sucker for the...

    If you want a gathered end, I'm a sucker for the Blackbird XLC. It was my first hammock, comfy, excellent build quality, good service, and Brandon brings actual original ideas in the design. But as...
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    Gotcha. Thank you for the explanation, and it...

    Gotcha. Thank you for the explanation, and it makes sense for cold camping having a simpler method when working with cold fingers.
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    ..and they earn a commission on all purchases...

    ..and they earn a commission on all purchases made through that Amazon link for a week after. Not complaining, but articles like this are becoming more and more common even from already established,...
  38. ...Hammock Doctor, Hammock Dentist, who cares,...

    ...Hammock Doctor, Hammock Dentist, who cares, really... (10,000 pts if you get the reference)

    Sorry. I wound up back here after doing a Google search and couldn't resist. :laugh:
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    It looks like a cool trick...not trying to be...

    It looks like a cool trick...not trying to be snarky but what's the benefit of this over a simpler knot system like a prussic or plain Blake's Hitch? I guess I don't quite see the pros of this...
  40. I use shock cord over the ridgeline and save...

    I use shock cord over the ridgeline and save myself a game of Tweak & Test. I just want to set it up and move on to other things, so I get it basically set and use a shock cord to make up for the...
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    First I hear about Dream Hammock coping with a...

    First I hear about Dream Hammock coping with a loss, now Loco Libre! I hope he tackles it and fights it off fast. I have a friend who's on a ventilator right now with Covid. Scary times.

    Get well...
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    I have a 10x10 tarp off Amazon - I think $30 I...

    I have a 10x10 tarp off Amazon - I think $30 I paid for it? - and it's good quality but packs too big and heavy for hiking. But on car camping trips, it's cheap and it's big and because it's cheap...
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    I've ordered from Quest before and the service...

    I've ordered from Quest before and the service was pretty good. They don't have a ton of stuff I can't get at RBTR but it's a good resource to know about.
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    Well, on the bright side, the more you post the...

    Well, on the bright side, the more you post the more members trust you because you're building a relationship with the people who will be buying. ��*♂️
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    Yeah, I'd already seen that when he replied. But...

    Yeah, I'd already seen that when he replied. But thank you!
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    I can't speak about a comparison, but I have the...

    I can't speak about a comparison, but I have the Exped XP7 that I use in a DIY cross bridge I'm trying to work out, and it's warm enough you'd almost think it has an actual heat source. It has some...
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    ...sorry, that's on me I should have been more...

    ...sorry, that's on me I should have been more specific. The Dutch Flyz. Which was a dumb question actually because it has the V-lock thing like a Fig 9. Thanks!
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    Warbonnet guyline is the same as the stuff you...

    Warbonnet guyline is the same as the stuff you get from Ripstip by the roll. I've bought both. :)

    Will the cord sold by Paria work in the Loopalien or Dutch tensioner?
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    I have 6' all around and never run anything close...

    I have 6' all around and never run anything close to short. Often enough I end up with quite a bit of line left to roll up. The continuous ridgeline I have run short on that once or twice, but I...
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    Payment sent for $15. Do I post here when I...

    Payment sent for $15.

    Do I post here when I arrives or leave seller feedback? I've bought in other forums where it's a thing. Thx!
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