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    guy lines get wound in a figure 8, following this...

    guy lines get wound in a figure 8, following this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5UTu1rhJAU. same goes for any cordage, webbing gets wrapped, starting from working end and leaving my sewn...
  2. Thanks for the advice, Paul. I've used google...

    Thanks for the advice, Paul. I've used google earth around my cabin in Donnelly, ID to scout for high mountain lakes to do some fly fishing, so i definitely understand what you mean about...
  3. Planning trips - how to use google earth to scout campsites, trails, etc

    I'm starting to hike more and more, and I'm running out of places i know, plus i'd like some variety in destinations and routes. I've started to use google earth with some planning for trips like JMT...
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    It should be good, make sure you're using 1" wide...

    It should be good, make sure you're using 1" wide straps for the trees, otherwise the small surface area of the tape on the tree bark can damage the tree. Other than that, the benefit of a whoopie...
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    Hammock body materials and specs

    I'm trying to compare hammock bodies (not suspension, ridgelines, etc...just the actual body material of the hammock where you lay) to determine what to look for (weight, strength, etc), but i'm not...
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    I have a set of AHE quilts, they're great. EE...

    I have a set of AHE quilts, they're great. EE makes quality gear, i have a set of their down quilts, and i'd vouch for their craftsmanship.
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    TWINS!

    TWINS!
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    I explained to a coworker of mine about the...

    I explained to a coworker of mine about the evolution of my hammock setup, it's much like carving a statue from a block of marble. I started with the most materials i could need and started shaving,...
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    there's a thread here...

    there's a thread here discussing locations and conditions in the NorCal area, i shared our discussion to hopefully get more regional people involved with planning an actual trip.
  10. I started a new thread on the specific topic of...

    I started a new thread on the specific topic of organizing a trip with some other NorCal hangers here, i'm not sure if that's redundant with this thread, if so we can ask a mod to maybe merge the...
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    I'll probably have +2 with me, so now that we...

    I'll probably have +2 with me, so now that we have a good amount of interest, anyone have an opinion for seasons and/or location?

    I'm near sacramento, anywhere from Sequoia/Kings canyon and north...
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    Group backpacking trip in NorCal?

    I'd like to take a 3 day/2 night trip sometime with some other hammock'ers, especially those interested in lightweight backpacking. I'm open to proposals for when and where, but i definitely would...
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    I understand that ridgeline length and width are...

    I understand that ridgeline length and width are unrelated, my comment was about the dimensions of the Nano7 being rather "tight", and i'd be looking to increase both length and width with my next...
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    I'm happy with my diamond tarp coverage and...

    I'm happy with my diamond tarp coverage and weight for good weather trips. I'm looking for a hex tarp and/or a tarp with doors (detachable on a hex that i could use for winter would be ideal) to...
  15. +1 for prusiks, you just need to add an extra...

    +1 for prusiks, you just need to add an extra wrap or two. I use zing-it and lash it a lot for ridge and guy lines, and involve prusiks in all of them. I'll also echo that once you set it under...
  16. I hang in a GT Nano7 now, and i've removed the...

    I hang in a GT Nano7 now, and i've removed the stock biners and attached stuff sack, but the dimensions of the smaller hammock are really restricting when i'm hanging. I'm thinking i might go with a...
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    Sorry, coffee isn't kicking in quite just yet,...

    Sorry, coffee isn't kicking in quite just yet, edited original post. I started a comparison list that i'll update in the original after i get it posted to google docs.
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    No dogs since i've started hammocking, but we had...

    No dogs since i've started hammocking, but we had a huge black lab who'd go camping with the family and sleep under the trailer.

    My girlfriend and I are looking for some hypoallergenic queensland...
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    Lightest non-cuben tarps?

    Hey all,

    i'm looking to shed some weight from my current hex tarp (AHE toxaway), it'll be a hand-me-down to my second string of gear (i now have a full set i offer as a loaner rig for friends who...
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    WTB: If you're still in the market uniqlo makes...

    If you're still in the market uniqlo makes decent, inexpensive and lightweight down jackets. I just ordered a vest from them, might be worth looking into as an alternative, if you can't find the one...
  21. Do we have a date in march this will be...

    Do we have a date in march this will be happening? I'm in Sac and would be willing to hang with everyone too, depending on when. I already have a trip to the coastal redwoods scheduled for my...
  22. Where can i get just a set of spreader bars to go with Dutch's double hammock hooks?

    Link to Dutch's page for the hooks

    I haven't seen anyone who sells JUST a set of spreader bars.
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    Here's a link to my current lightest setup:...

    Here's a link to my current lightest setup: http://lighterpack.com/r/ak8gn8

    EDIT: Looks like my stuff sack, bug net, tarp and UQ are all heavier, otherwise we're both on the same setup, not too...
  24. +1, definitely sounds like the UQ needs to be...

    +1, definitely sounds like the UQ needs to be adjusted, and this is a good technique/guide on how to make sure it's a good fit. Also, nothing wrong with hopping in with your clothes on and checking...
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    Wow, and i thought mine was light! that's pretty...

    Wow, and i thought mine was light! that's pretty impressive!

    http://lighterpack.com/r/ak8gn8

    Grand Trunk Nano 7 Hammock w/ suspension and bishop bag 11.6 ounce
    Dream Hammock Bug Sock 8.6 ounce...
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    my dream hammock bug sock weighs in at 236g...

    my dream hammock bug sock weighs in at 236g (8.3oz) which is lighter by a small amount, i like that i can just slide it back into my bishop bag when not in use, and leave it all attached. the problem...
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    Sticky: i keep trying to do that for the betterment of...

    i keep trying to do that for the betterment of the world, then i get distracted by shiny things and go hang in my hammock out back instead.
  28. If you had to start over, what would you choose for your first underquilt?

    If you had to do it all again, knowing what you know now, where would you look for your first quilt?
  29. If you had to start over, what would you choose for your first topquilt?

    If you had to do it all again, knowing what you know now, where would you look for your first quilt?
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    i use zing-it/lash-it, then i finish with a...

    i use zing-it/lash-it, then i finish with a slippery hitch, usually around the "waist" of the lineloc (narrow spot in the middle) so it doesn't get sucked into the underside, then it's a pain to get...
  31. Any other vendors selling similar items to a Hennessy snake skin? preferably mesh

    As the title states, i'm looking for a mesh version of some snake skins. Awhile ago i heard that the snakeskin concept was protected, but i'm not sure if that's changed recently.
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    I've noticed in the time that i've been shopping...

    I've noticed in the time that i've been shopping on AHE store, a lot of the gear i've been following and saving up to buy, or have already bought in the past, is no longer listed. Did your product...
  33. I use these for my AHE partial length UQ, it...

    I use these for my AHE partial length UQ, it helps. I find that there's such a thing as over tightening, it does take some confidence to let it slack and trust that when you get in, everything will...
  34. I just camped at Samuel P Taylor State Park last...

    I just camped at Samuel P Taylor State Park last weekend, it's in the grove of giant redwoods on Lagunitas Creek, near Petaluma. Great facilities for car camping, I only have backpacking gear so I...
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    I lay to whichever direction has the better view!...

    I lay to whichever direction has the better view! Using an asym tarp forces me to think ahead a bit, makes for a good "break time" built in after a hike. Ponder life's great mysteries and do visual...
  36. in looking at this knot, it seems that it only...

    in looking at this knot, it seems that it only slides in one direction and loads in the other, whereas a prussik is capable of being loaded or slid to either direcion along the length of the line...
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    Shopping for down UQs

    So i currently have synthetic quilts from AHE, looking to lighten the load and shrink pack size with a switch to down. I camp in a variety of conditions, so i'm probably gonna end up getting multiple...
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    Re: Post your ultralight hammock setups!

    I'm using a nano 7 hammock with adjustable ridge, whoopies, straps & toggles and a Toxaway tarp (probably the biggest opportunity to shave weight right now) from AHE, bug sock from Papa Smurf....
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    Post your ultralight hammock setups!

    I'm ready to dive into the UL arena, been doing a lot of research, hoping to get some tips on where to shave weight on my setup and looking for inspiration to design my own setup for what I need.
    ...
  40. Re: Adjusting my Jarbidge for best coverage and protection?

    Any advice for how to adjust to cover better when lying at a diagonal?
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    Re: How to choose snake skins?

    Fyi, I ordered one of each size from amazon. They're both labeled as "XL", and I set them side by side, I can't tell them apart. Either way got my tarp and my hammock both skinned up and read for my...
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    How to choose snake skins?

    How do I determine what snake skins fit what size, volume, etc?

    I have an ENO double and a Toxaway tarp, if I wanted to pack both in separate skins, which size would I use for what?
  43. Re: Adjusting my Jarbidge for best coverage and protection?

    So you clip them to the quilt instead of using the cord built into the quilt itself?
  44. Adjusting my Jarbidge for best coverage and protection?

    I'm ramping up for a trip at the end of March and I've started to fiddle with my new(ish) Jarbidge UQ. What's the best way to set this up? As a partial length, should it be from my shoulders or the...
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    Re: The TurtleDog stand

    Finally got the necessary tools (borrowed a table saw) to get the 15* cut for the top of my posts. I'll be building and testing today, pix to follow
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    I'm gonna use a table saw and adjust the square...

    I'm gonna use a table saw and adjust the square and gate instead of my chop saw. The right tool for the right job, and all of that!
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    Went and picked all of the materials today. I...

    Went and picked all of the materials today. I plan on spending about an hour a day after work each day until it's done. Spent more than i'd like to admit for everything needed, but i also added some...
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    Sticky: Some will say get what you can afford, no sense...

    Some will say get what you can afford, no sense in investing into something you might not do, others will say buy quality and only buy once. After 2 years, I'd suggest DIY and make what you need, as...
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    You're the hero HF deserves.

    You're the hero HF deserves.
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    Yeah, seconded. And don't make us file a Freedom...

    Yeah, seconded. And don't make us file a Freedom of Information Act.
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