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    wa4chq--pure genius, now whoopie sling can't get...

    wa4chq--pure genius, now whoopie sling can't get stuck. Bravo--I cheer, and am impressed--you've solved it!


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    Whoopie slings can get stuck when used as tarp...

    Whoopie slings can get stuck when used as tarp ridgeline. Redoleary has videos of tarp ridgeline with UCR. UCR can be loosened as long as it is not in a loop--if made into a loop form
    It can get...
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  4. Phantom Grappler--keyboard cowboy, did not follow...

    Phantom Grappler--keyboard cowboy, did not follow directions and tried to go wrong way on Cat Gap Loop. By the time I got to the Enchanted Forest-best trees spaced perfectly-it was too late to go...
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    Thanks TallPaul.


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  6. It rained so hard that a catfish drowned in...

    It rained so hard that a catfish drowned in campsite--and I noticed that a few inches on both ends of hammock were damp in morning. Good that I was high and dry.


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    My Wilderness Logics Lite Owl has a gathered ball...

    My Wilderness Logics Lite Owl has a gathered ball end that does not support my weight. Amsteel loop is larks headed around hammock just below gathered end ball. The larks head squeezes the entire...
  8. Here's hoping I don't geez out and or get lost...

    Here's hoping I don't geez out and or get lost climbing that hill. What will I forget this time? If I forget your name--I'll remember your face. It will be great hanging with y'all at John Rock. ETA...
  9. One of these days, I will study these helpful...

    One of these days, I will study these helpful videos and posts. Thank you all for your help.


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    Maybe, UCR can have a larger rope going inside of...

    Maybe, UCR can have a larger rope going inside of smaller rope--this will make it grip better.
    And/or you can make the inside rope not amsteel which is slick-rather instead a more grainy rope like...
  11. You might want to try a longer hammock--maybe 11...

    You might want to try a longer hammock--maybe 11 feet long by 5 feet wide. I recently went from a 11x5 to a 12x6 and got a great increase in comfort. Good luck to you.


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    Some gathered end hammocks can be used either...

    Some gathered end hammocks can be used either left lay or right lay--with no adjustment--and some of them can be spun upside down and inside out, and then used for reversal of lay.
    Some hammocks are...
  13. Not looking down my nose too much here---there is...

    Not looking down my nose too much here---there is a steep learning curve in hammock camping. We are the blind leading the blind. We have all made one mistake or another and we share our experiences...
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    Thanks for sharing your trails, Gqgeek81. ...

    Thanks for sharing your trails, Gqgeek81.


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  15. e_in27, looks like you're off to a flying start!...

    e_in27, looks like you're off to a flying start! Watch Shug's YouTube videos: Ten part series: How to hang a hammock, tarp and insulation--in particular under insulation--pads and or quilts--so you...
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    Mophead, I look forward to seeing your ideas. ...

    Mophead, I look forward to seeing your ideas.


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    Hey mophead, I've not seen your posts for a...

    Hey mophead, I've not seen your posts for a while. I have trouble replying to private messages and might put my email in my profile. I do ok until it asks for my password that I forget all the time....
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    I guess it depends if you use Kevlar or hollow...

    I guess it depends if you use Kevlar or hollow webbing, I'm not sure.


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    Maybe tie alpine butterfly loop--a very secure...

    Maybe tie alpine butterfly loop--a very secure loop.


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    "Would a becket hitch hold a carabiner?" I think...

    "Would a becket hitch hold a carabiner?" I think of becket hitch--a Kevlar strap or mule tape comes from tree and is secured to a continuous loop at end of hammock. It is secured with a becket...
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    Your yard looks a little like Shug's--then I...

    Your yard looks a little like Shug's--then I heard the music.
    Ease of use and reliability are really nice with Dutch's rigging options. Time for burgers and a quick suspension test--zzz


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  22. I've got a new COP Suspension--you use handcuffs...

    I've got a new COP Suspension--you use handcuffs instead of carabiners everywhere you can--about 4 pairs of cuffs. And for good measure throw in a needle nose vice grip.
    Unsure if Brenda will be...
  23. Thanks Tacoma96 and Foxpoop. Sent from my...

    Thanks Tacoma96 and Foxpoop.


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  24. What is a good street address to put into Waze...

    What is a good street address to put into Waze navigation app?
    123 Main Street
    Name of city or town
    Zip code
    If I need to--I can put in an address for a nearby town and then follow your excellent...
  25. I might hang Saturday night--depends on work--are...

    I might hang Saturday night--depends on work--are there lots of great trees for hammocks?


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    Maybe you can set up as usual-- marlin spike...

    Maybe you can set up as usual--
    marlin spike hitch and whoopie sling. Remove whoopie sling from marlin spike hitch and toggle. Form a larks head on end of whoopie sling--insert strap into larks...
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    Thank you Jaxx, Kokomo is inspired by your All In...

    Thank you Jaxx, Kokomo is inspired by your All In One Hammock And Tarp Suspension.


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    Yes adam.skinner, my next try will be with locked...

    Yes adam.skinner, my next try will be with locked brummel, tapered bury splice--as old4hats has explained--it can be done with a little effort. I'm sorry, I was a lazy spicer.
    Richard Tipton, after...
  29. I've had four overnights now in Wilderness Logic...

    I've had four overnights now in Wilderness Logic 12x6 HexonW custom
    Lite Owl. Absolutely comfortable!
    No calf ridge!
    No knee hyperextension!
    No foot curved against side!
    My go to hammock.

    ...
  30. If using locked brummel, I'm guessing, you can...

    If using locked brummel, I'm guessing, you can use short buries. I used locked brummels, with buries going back to themselves rather than crossing to other side. This held my weight for two years...
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    Dutch's stronger Kevlar straps rated at 2500...

    Dutch's stronger Kevlar straps rated at 2500 pounds--87 grams is weight of a pair of 12 foot straps. And 1/8 Amsteel is rated 2500 pounds.
    If you allow for knots weakening this rig--it has to be...
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    Plus 1 !! GadgetUK437--great brainstorm on this...

    Plus 1 !! GadgetUK437--great brainstorm on this thread.


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    I ordered a custom Lite Owl from Wilderness...

    I ordered a custom Lite Owl from Wilderness Logics, 12x6 Hexon wide 1.6 very comfortable on short naps--first overnight coming this weekend. Very roomy--plenty of foot and leg room. So far, so good!...
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    At least you gonna die fast------ Not! Sent...

    At least you gonna die fast------
    Not!


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    I'd worry about hammock slipping but it probably...

    I'd worry about hammock slipping but it probably would not slip. And or you can shorten hammock ridgeline temporarily.


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    I just stepped up to 12x6 HexonW 1.6 and will get...

    I just stepped up to 12x6 HexonW 1.6 and will get first overnight this weekend. It has a larger sweet spot. And since it is single layer--it lighter than my 11x5 double layer hammock. That's what I...
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    Good eye, GadgetUK437, they can both be wrong, or...

    Good eye, GadgetUK437, they can both be wrong, or both be real close to bring right. In case of any minor discrepancies--strive for comfort and safety. I like a tight hammock ridgeline and so I hang...
  38. I might have messed up! My latest hammock does...

    I might have messed up! My latest hammock does not have a ridge line--tarp ridge line and hammock ridge line are both the same line--way up high, as I like a high tarp line. I'm camping with my...
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    A 12 foot hammock might have a ten foot ridgeline...

    A 12 foot hammock might have a ten foot ridgeline and that will give you 6 inches overhang on each end--as long as your hammock is perfectly centered and tarp ridgeline is tight. If you are like me...
  40. Tacblades , your double dragon knot is...

    Tacblades , your double dragon knot is great--I've forgotten how to tie it, as I use alpine loop--now I've got to practice double dragon loop---what a great name and tied in middle of rope and best...
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    And to loosen a jammed knot; there are tools used by people who work with rope--polished solid wooden fids work wonders inloosening jammed knots.
    Usually a jammed knot has a rounded shape caused by...
  42. And I forgot alpine butterfly loop, prusik, and...

    And I forgot alpine butterfly loop, prusik, and Zeppelin bend.
    Maybe to find lightest cord useful for knot tying; you can contact several rope manufacturing companies. Good luck. I've probably...
  43. I tie some knots in 1/8 amsteel and spyderline....

    I tie some knots in 1/8 amsteel and spyderline. Spyderline has a sheath and a core; and is not slippery like amsteel. Knots that are tied in the bight, that is tied in the middle of rope without...
  44. Stubby, can this be like the loop on some soft...

    Stubby, can this be like the loop on some soft shackles? Kinda like the first step in a locked brummel without the second step. I'm guessing---


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  45. Shug, I follow all your posts and they are great!...

    Shug, I follow all your posts and they are great! A sock rolled up tight can be used as a toggle--and if enough weight is put on it--it will squeeze the stink right out.
    Phantom, one of your many...
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    Thank you, dudeman-atl, I might make another...

    Thank you, dudeman-atl, I might make another video of Kokomo suspension, to show its ease of use during setup. And I might make locked brummel eye splices on both ends for hammock attachment. That...
  47. And Niagra, your nose never sleeps; and can tell...

    And Niagra, your nose never sleeps; and can tell when you are in a strange place--then you have heightened awareness and it's hard to sleep. Bring your pillow from the house to sleep beside you and...
  48. If side sleeping will solve your lack of sleep,...

    If side sleeping will solve your lack of sleep, then it might help to use a hammock at least 11 feet long and 5 feet wide. And or possibly better for side and fetal sleep position is a 12 foot by 6...
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    I'm fixin to get you some Carolina Barbeque and...

    I'm fixin to get you some Carolina Barbeque and trail coffee so I can hear some of your trail stories. And I'm fixin to fix my last video so it is easier to see the easy set up. I'll see you on the...
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    Removing core will weaken. Maybe save for later....

    Removing core will weaken. Maybe save for later.


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