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    I've owned 7 and still have 5... a Mackinac...

    I've owned 7 and still have 5... a Mackinac Bridge (my every night sleeper), a DH Thunderbird, a Dutch Argon and 2 DIY Tablecloths. I owned a Warbonnet Blackbird (sold becuase it was too short for...
  2. Nice vid. Thanks for sharing.

    Nice vid. Thanks for sharing.
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    Here you go: ...

    Here you go: http://www.hammockgear.com/tarp-cf3-winter-palace/
  4. If you have the cash go for a or ⅔ length quilt...

    If you have the cash go for a or ⅔ length quilt from one of our cottage vendors (Arrowhead, HG, UGQ, Warbonnet etc).
  5. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
  6. I'm also 2" taller and find 10' hammocks not...

    I'm also 2" taller and find 10' hammocks not quite long enough for me. Also, my ideal width in an 11' hammock is 52"-55".

    One thing you could try is hanging in your Doublenest and measuring the...
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    Welcome to the addiction! And good luck with...

    Welcome to the addiction! And good luck with your bridge!
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    Welcome! And good job on the DIY setup! ...

    Welcome! And good job on the DIY setup!

    You're fortunate to have been infected with the DIY variant of Gear Addiction Disease. The retail variant is far more expensive. :)
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    Welcome to the addiction!

    Welcome to the addiction!
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    No specific philosophy but the 1.6 fabrics...

    No specific philosophy but the 1.6 fabrics available from Dream Hammock feel better against the skin than the 1.1 fabrics. If it were me and I wanted the option of using a pad I would go with a 1.6...
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    Assuming we're talking about a down underquilt...

    Assuming we're talking about a down underquilt then it would not serve the same function. Down is only an effective insulator when it is allowed to loft. Placing it in the hammock and then sleeping...
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    Like SilvrSurfr, I use Zing-It on my tie outs and...

    Like SilvrSurfr, I use Zing-It on my tie outs and ridgeline. I do use shock cord on the doors at my head end for easier exiting and entering when answering nature's call at night.
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    I haven't seen a post from opie recently. I hope...

    I haven't seen a post from opie recently. I hope things are going well for him and his family.

    I wanted to offer an update on my Mackinac Bridge Hammock. I've been sleeping in it every night for...
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    I hope she enjoys it. I also hope to see a...

    I hope she enjoys it. I also hope to see a bridge hammock model for sale from Dream Hammock someday. :)
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    I started hanging full-time in late July and...

    I started hanging full-time in late July and didn't need the underquilt until the end of August when the nights started getting cooler (I rarely use AC but I do use a fan year round in my hammock...
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    I don't really want to know the exact figure but...

    I don't really want to know the exact figure but it's defintely north of $1000 for my primary hammock, tarp and 1 set of quilts. There's probably a couple of hundred dollars wrapped up in...
  17. Go with sargevining's suggestion and use the...

    Go with sargevining's suggestion and use the plastic snaps and shock cord drawstring. In addition to what MAD777 stated it's pretty easy to snag and rip the TQ fabric when zipping up.
  18. If you're a backpacker it's worth the extra $$...

    If you're a backpacker it's worth the extra $$ for the cuben - 10-12 oz lighter.



    Standard green or grey cuben lets vitually all light in while the camo lets most of the light in. Far less...
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    I believe forum member blaktee uses an Argon 90...

    I believe forum member blaktee uses an Argon 90 hammock. I think it can viewed in the following video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssZ5dJb6zmM
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    Congrats on your 1st successful hang & welcome to...

    Congrats on your 1st successful hang & welcome to the forums!
  21. Correct. You could also just use a knot to...

    Correct. You could also just use a knot to create the loop rather than a spliced continuous loop.

    If you're set on using a CRL under your tarp you can tie a small piece of cord (any cord will do)...
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    I joined HF in May of 2013 and made my first...

    I joined HF in May of 2013 and made my first purchase (also Dutch Clips) shortly afterward. I don't keep my invoices for very long but I do keep the cards Dutch includes for products he...
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    Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!
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    Welcome to the madness!

    Welcome to the madness!
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    State of Confusion State of Excitement State of...

    State of Confusion
    State of Excitement
    State of Exhaustion
    Enebriated State
    Sober State

    and

    Ohio
    Michigan
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    They experienced a signifiicant delay in the...

    They experienced a signifiicant delay in the receipt of their Cuben Fiber material and that has of course delayed the manufacture of their tarps. It took 4 weeks to receive mine in Camo Cuben.
  27. I had a mildly stiff neck my first night in my...

    I had a mildly stiff neck my first night in my old ENO Singlenest but added a small pillow and no more stiff neck. I also can't lay with my feet to the right in a gathered-end hammock or I'm likely...
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    I have a HG Phoenix that works perfectly on my...

    I have a HG Phoenix that works perfectly on my gathered end hammocks with little or fiddling. It also works with my Mackinac Bridge but it takes some fiddling to get it right.
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    I'm going to disagree with that. If you're...

    I'm going to disagree with that. If you're sleeping at a diagonal on your left side in the standard version with the footbox on the right your face will be close to the wall of the hammock. With...
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    Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!
  31. Tell me about it. If you find a workable...

    Tell me about it. If you find a workable solution please share.
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    Good luck with your endeavor!

    Good luck with your endeavor!
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    Ha... I think that's how I spelled it in my post...

    Ha... I think that's how I spelled it in my post in your other thread. Must've been my subconscious ensuring that I at least showed a little Buckeye disprespect for you people up there. :)
  34. I was really trying to resist buying one of these...

    I was really trying to resist buying one of these hammocks and I did well until yesterday evening. I was rummaging around Dutch's site and before I knew it I had purchased one (it shipped today). I...
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    Not sure exactly when but I bought a Blackbird in...

    Not sure exactly when but I bought a Blackbird in May of 2013 and it was like you describe above.
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    You get access to several "Off-Topic" sub-forums...

    You get access to several "Off-Topic" sub-forums including Backpacking, Bikepacking, Paddling, Camp Kitchen, Clothing, Cutlery, Backpacks, Other Gear & DIY and a Roundtable forum for discussing any...
  37. I completely agree with this. I'm 6' and have...

    I completely agree with this. I'm 6' and have found that I use 54"-55" of the width in my three 11' hammocks (60", 62" & 90" width).
  38. Thread: Pillows

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    ^^^^^ This ^^^^

    ^^^^^ This ^^^^
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    I'm glad you decided to do this and I hope it...

    I'm glad you decided to do this and I hope it works out well for you!

    I've been sleeping in mine since receiving it and I sleep great. Opie does excellent work.
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    I wouldn't try to turn it into a rock but you...

    I wouldn't try to turn it into a rock but you should be fine putting it in a compression bag.
  41. Thanks Dutch. I'll be needing a new Red roll...

    Thanks Dutch. I'll be needing a new Red roll soon.
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    I finally got around to weighing this beauty. ...

    I finally got around to weighing this beauty. Here are the specs:

    45" x 78" 1.6 Argon Hammock w/ 6' Whoopie Slings = 9.79oz (277.6g)
    36" 2-Piece Aluminum Spreader Bars = 9.92oz (281.4g)

    Total...
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    I seam sealed both sides of mine and never had...

    I seam sealed both sides of mine and never had any leaks so I would say yes. While your at it hit the inside again just to be safe.



    Warbonnet states on their website that seam sealing is not...
  44. Hmm, I already have 4 hammocks so I don't really...

    Hmm, I already have 4 hammocks so I don't really need another... but I want one anyway. I think I'll be getting one soon.
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    An 11' tarp will give you about 10" of clearance...

    An 11' tarp will give you about 10" of clearance on both ends of your hammock. That's sufficient for all but the windiest conditions. If you get an 11' tarp with doors you're set for even those...
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    The reflectix should work well for warmer...

    The reflectix should work well for warmer weather. If you have a CCF pad laying around you could always cut a footbox size piece and use that.
  47. I agree with Mountain Gout. Also, the Mamajamba...

    I agree with Mountain Gout. Also, the Mamajamba is a Superfly without doors. You could always buy their Door Kit later on if you found you needed them.
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    I wash mine in a front load washer using regular...

    I wash mine in a front load washer using regular detergent. No bleach. No fabric softener. No dryer.
  49. Thread: O2 Cool

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    I have a 5" O2Cool fan that runs on 2 D cells and...

    I have a 5" O2Cool fan that runs on 2 D cells and no AC power. I can get about 8 hours on low using 2 AA batteries in D cell adapters.
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    Yeah, my alarm is set for 4:40 am during the work...

    Yeah, my alarm is set for 4:40 am during the work week. I haven't heard the thing go off in years as I generally wake up between 4:15 - 4:30 regardless of when I go to sleep which is usually in the...
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