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    mo_hunter, So much for their email notification...

    mo_hunter, So much for their email notification system. In fairness, maybe the notification ended up in the Junk folder. Thank you for letting me know.
  2. OneClick - yeah, not so much for hiking. More for...

    OneClick - yeah, not so much for hiking. More for car travel, kayak camping, and maybe for companions who can’t spell their initials.
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    Tarp with doors issue - unless you are planning...

    Tarp with doors issue - unless you are planning for winter camping or live where there are hellacious storms, doors are seldom necessary. I used a basic Hex and tarp with under quilt protector for...
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    Still waiting for WarBonnet to get their...

    Still waiting for WarBonnet to get their Dream-Tex stock in. I have one of their Dream-Tex hammocks and it feels a little stretchier than my other DL WB. That’s not a bad thing, just a different...
  5. A woman runner I knew, probably is a hammock...

    A woman runner I knew, probably is a hammock camper by now (obligatory hammock reference) came back from a run beaming with pride. She announced she had learned to pee standing up. I congratulated...
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    Caconym - your “few inches longer” might be a tad...

    Caconym - your “few inches longer” might be a tad off. The shortest Thunder/Mini-Fly is 11 ft and they can be ordered in 12 or 13 ft. If you are using an 11 ft hammock - and many are closer to 10.5...
  7. I don’t get much rain around here to try things...

    I don’t get much rain around here to try things out - what about those plastic “clips” that close bread wrappers. They have sort of a notch (not the twist ties). I figured they would just clip on the...
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    Setting the hammock up is one part. And those...

    Setting the hammock up is one part. And those dimensions/angles don’t have to be exact. They are all “about” and “-ish”. The other part is your lie angle. Looking down from the top, you want to be at...
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    Ah, good to see some of us 70+ yr olds...

    Ah, good to see some of us 70+ yr olds represented. I recall that one visit to the old white haired barber and as he was cutting my hair, I looked down at the apron and asked, “Whose hair are you...
  10. Sometimes, if I wake up in the middle of the...

    Sometimes, if I wake up in the middle of the night, and have dry mouth, I put on a light nylon balaclava, and pull it up over my mouth. It encourages me to breath through my nose (a polite way of...
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    Roy_OKC. You could use some measurement - a cord....

    Roy_OKC. You could use some measurement - a cord. height of some body part - but your eye gets trained pretty quickly. And there is no rule that you have to hit the mark on the first try. In some...
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    I’ve had raccoons unzip a bag to get some cheese....

    I’ve had raccoons unzip a bag to get some cheese. And carry a paddling bootie about 20 ft before deciding it wasn’t food. Battery powered motion sensor lights are cheap. Sometimes, when hammock...
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    If I have a MiniFly and a ThunderFly. Does that...

    If I have a MiniFly and a ThunderFly. Does that mean I have to get a MountainFly to complete the family? The MountainFly doesn’t seem to get much love. Like getting it would be and act of kindness....
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    Note that the newer RR’s don’t have that...

    Note that the newer RR’s don’t have that removable piece. Just two pieces for the head end, two shorter pieces for the foot end; but now the two foot end pieces can be carried inside the two head end...
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    Chair height for me. I like to swing my legs out....

    Chair height for me. I like to swing my legs out. Put them firmly on the ground (stabilize the far edge if it’s a bridge hammock) and just stand up. Reverse for getting in. Stand facing away from the...
  16. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    16 inch stakes would probably hold if I could get...

    16 inch stakes would probably hold if I could get them 16 inches into the ground :)
  17. When the suspension line runs the full length of...

    When the suspension line runs the full length of the quilt, then the force/pull is directly on just the shock-cord; which is usually sized at a larger thickness than end cinches that use line-locs....
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    AmberG, if you decide to go with Nama Claws know...

    AmberG, if you decide to go with Nama Claws know that they don’t want your ridgeline to be thicker than 1.75mm. Also, sometimes it’s easier to put garth hitch a small 1.75mm loop to the D-rings (or...
  19. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Delen Trekker - I was a little confused at first...

    Delen Trekker - I was a little confused at first with, “...I’d want a little pouch of Portland with a latex …” because Bend is only three hours from Portland (Oregon) and Portland has much better...
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    Bearkat9293 - the question is, are you just...

    Bearkat9293 - the question is, are you just concerned about a lack of trees or does this have to be storm proof too. If you need to accommodate expected bad weather, Then a small “Solo” tent might...
  21. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    sideshowraheem, don’t feel bad. I had to do the...

    sideshowraheem, don’t feel bad. I had to do the same thing with my “handy hang” or whatever it was called. It was from the UK and was two poles with reinforcing geometry so they could be light. But...
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    docbrown, is that first point, "The poles at the...

    docbrown, is that first point, "The poles at the two bases make a 90degree angle.” valid? Of course you can setup anyway you want. But I’m sure many of the photos I’ve seen of DIY Tensa stands, cross...
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    Crawidaddy, potential damage probably depends on...

    Crawidaddy, potential damage probably depends on how much whipping around in the wind you expect to endure. If it’s just to add extra coverage in case of light to moderate rain, I wouldn’t imagine it...
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    If you don’t want to attach edge to edge, via the...

    If you don’t want to attach edge to edge, via the guy line tie-outs, the usual way is to do something like overlap the two materials, push something, usually round and smooth, into both materials,...
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    Some prefer not to use that additional insert -...

    Some prefer not to use that additional insert - which is why it was removable. Note that the newer models apparently have abandoned that center piece and just have the full width.
  26. Palkom, looks like your first post - welcome to...

    Palkom, looks like your first post - welcome to the forum. Your question isn’t stupid. I use the silicone provided by the vendor of the tarp. Or, understanding the fabric type (Silnylon or Silpoly) I...
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    Billcole, there are a few “if’s” - does your...

    Billcole, there are a few “if’s” - does your RidgeRunner have “bumpers” on the spreader pole points. If they don’t you may have issues. Will the 13’ tarp have panel pull-outs and if so, will they be...
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    I know that horse has left the barn but if you...

    I know that horse has left the barn but if you use home made whoopies, hobby stores like Joanns sells a container of wooden beads cheap. Put a wooden bead on the Amsteel before you make the bury and...
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    hatchetation, welcome to the forum. Sounds like...

    hatchetation, welcome to the forum. Sounds like you need tarp spread and stability. You’ve hit on the spread issue by using what’s called a “pole mod” (pole modification) where the tarp has...
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    REI sells a green mat - like a door mat. It is...

    REI sells a green mat - like a door mat. It is NOT UL. I only take it when kayak camping because the drysuit has built-in latex booties and you don’t want to stand on anything that would puncture...
  31. That Wide option HammockGear TQ is for that...

    That Wide option HammockGear TQ is for that scenario - more quilt to tuck in the sides. Another option is a simple bivi bag - just a nylon sack. I have a few from my climbing days. The bottom is...
  32. FS: I’ll Take it - the bridge hammock.

    I’ll Take it - the bridge hammock.
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    TrailSlug - the recommended suspension distance...

    TrailSlug - the recommended suspension distance between the two lines at each RR end is 13 ft. That’s where the two lines come together. If you use a shorter tarp - with doors, the RR suspension...
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    Shug, thank you for the video showing that...

    Shug, thank you for the video showing that camping doesn’t have to always be UL oriented. In my case, I tell friends I’d rather carry 80 lbs in my kayak than 40 lbs on my back. I understand that’s an...
  35. HUNTFISHHIKE, looks like your first post -...

    HUNTFISHHIKE, looks like your first post - welcome to the forum. You will find there are “camps”. There are small postage sized tarp camps and big circus tent sized tarp camps. There are under quilt...
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    I carry my stakes in a “stake bag” (yes, one more...

    I carry my stakes in a “stake bag” (yes, one more item) points up so they are not pressing into the bottom of the bag. The points are below the edge of the a bag so they don’t bother anything in that...
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    Here’s another vote for Dutchware if you are...

    Here’s another vote for Dutchware if you are looking for a two person tarp. I use one on a day hike when going out with a friend. Remember, the tarp isn’t just to keep off the rain. More often my...
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    When given, notice the height of those posting....

    When given, notice the height of those posting. I’m 5’ 6” and, except for winter, ¾ length is fine for me. Note that when you are on your diagonal lie, your feet go UNDER that extended shock-cord.
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    USCAV, you’ve discovered one of the marvels of...

    USCAV, you’ve discovered one of the marvels of the English language. Isn’t it great :) If you look at a rectangular tarp, you could say it’s symmetrical because one side is a mirror image of the...
  40. Jamie, remember, the UQ under you will be...

    Jamie, remember, the UQ under you will be compressed and hardly provide any additional insulation.But they’ve invented a way to gat that combination draft free. It’s called a “sleeping bag” :)
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  41. AmberG, one of the benefits of using Tenacious...

    AmberG, one of the benefits of using Tenacious Tape - or maybe “official” DCF repair tape is better - is it will probably be a different color/pattern than the original. That’s a feature, not a bug....
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    I was going to suggest importing some of our PNW...

    I was going to suggest importing some of our PNW Ponderosa Pines but it looks like Shug covered the issue. Be sure to check with WarBonnet or your vendor of choice on the load limit for what you are...
  43. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Hum, kinda like my putting a small bottle of...

    Hum, kinda like my putting a small bottle of white vinegar in my Kit when I’m kayaking in places I might swim (i.e. oceans) - after one episode with a jelly fish.
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    DocWatson - is that any particular soap? I’m...

    DocWatson - is that any particular soap? I’m lucky - or not - because we don’t have any poison oak or ivy in the high desert around here. That’s a plus - except because of it, I have very little...
  45. John, I’m glad you got those buttons in. For me,...

    John, I’m glad you got those buttons in. For me, the first one went in easy. The others needed a little prodding with a flat edge screw driver. As and example of the pressure the spreader bars have...
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    Domn12, Looks like that is your first post;...

    Domn12, Looks like that is your first post; welcome to the forum.
    If the hammock doesn’t have tie-outs to pull the sides out, it is probably symmetric and it doesn’t matter. If there is a tie-out on...
  47. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    Hopefully that’s peeing FROM their hammock.

    Hopefully that’s peeing FROM their hammock.
  48. My Goodness! look at all those trees and clear...

    My Goodness! look at all those trees and clear ground cover at about 2:10. Thank you for sharing as we approach “getting back outside” weather.
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    I just made a 13 ft “ridgeline” I connect to the...

    I just made a 13 ft “ridgeline” I connect to the apex point (where the dogbones come together). It’s more about being a 13 ft measuring stick than additional structural support.
  50. No, I’m using the collapsible poles for Porch...

    No, I’m using the collapsible poles for Porch Mode. The skinny “tent” poles used for the external pole mod are too weak to work in the porch mode I set up - and usually too short.
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