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    This is right around the corner! You folks have...

    This is right around the corner! You folks have fun out there (as your pictures of past hangs at the Parker have shown). I've been trying to make this hang since the first one, since I travel to New...
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    It is a cute & lovely story and definitely the...

    It is a cute & lovely story and definitely the best way to aquire a thread injector, because it includes parts & labor!

    My youngest daughter's wedding shower is today and I wish I had a similar...
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    @bobbycobbler you captured the beauty of...

    @bobbycobbler you captured the beauty of Linville! :thunbsup:

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    Sticky: Congrats on you & your wife's achievement. The...

    Congrats on you & your wife's achievement. The bungee closure on the suspension is a wise item that I include also.
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    Ahhhh, the truth behind the ultralight craze is...

    Ahhhh, the truth behind the ultralight craze is exposed! ;)


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  6. I exclusively use my Hammock Gear standard Cuben...

    I exclusively use my Hammock Gear standard Cuben with doors. When pitched a few inches above my hammock, the edge is no more than 2 feet off the ground. This prevents all rain from hitting my...
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    My personal view is that Dynaglide is one of many...

    My personal view is that Dynaglide is one of many steps to ultralight backpacking. And, like all ultralight gear, it has to be handled differently than boy scout gear.

    My ultralight gear takes...
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    That depends. Do you not only cut half the handle...

    That depends. Do you not only cut half the handle off your toothbrush, but also remove every other bristle? If you don't, then it's probably not significant.
    ;)

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    I've been using Dynaglide cont. loops & whoopie...

    I've been using Dynaglide cont. loops & whoopie slings for over 4 years. Started using Kevlar straps with them a year ago. I'm 200 pounds.

    I advocate hanging with what makes you comfortable &...
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    I buy the individually foil packed Picardin...

    I buy the individually foil packed Picardin wipes. I purchase them online in a box full at a time. Super lightweight option. I pack enough to use two per day. I don't even know of they are there in...
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    One bury needs to be 5-3/4" long. That's 2 fids +...

    One bury needs to be 5-3/4" long. That's 2 fids + 1/2 fid taper. (Fid=21 rope diameters)

    The other bury can simply be a 1" long taper. All the load is supported per spec by one bury.

    Loosely...
  12. Thread: Zipper Stop

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    Just sew several stitches perpendicular to the...

    Just sew several stitches perpendicular to the zipper, across both sides. Your slider will stay put.

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    All part of the continuous quest for hammock...

    All part of the continuous quest for hammock improvement, which usually results in additional options to HYOH.
    :)

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    Like koaloha05 said, if I'm moving while wearing...

    Like koaloha05 said, if I'm moving while wearing rain gear, I'm hot & sweating no matter how cold it is outside. This provides my attraction to an umbrella (which I don't currently use). The...
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    Weight & bulk. The use of Dynaglide goes with...

    Weight & bulk. The use of Dynaglide goes with sawing off the handle of your toothbrush, hence the moniker, gram-weenie.

    To each his own. I'm a gram-weenie, but when my fellow hiker pulls out...
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    Not only is that a great spot, it's also a great...

    Not only is that a great spot, it's also a great shot! 👍


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    Nice view to wake up to! Sent from my...

    Nice view to wake up to!

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    Great pictures! Looked like lots of fun! Sent...

    Great pictures! Looked like lots of fun!

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    Ha! Cellphone spell check got me! Prusik knots...

    Ha! Cellphone spell check got me!
    Prusik knots on the ridgeline.

    (I need a copy editor) ;)

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    Actually, science has shown that down can be...

    Actually, science has shown that down can be compressed nearly 2-1/2 times without loss of insulation. What happens is, as the thickness is compressed, conductive losses increase, while radiation...
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    If your UQ is attached at the ends of the...

    If your UQ is attached at the ends of the hammock, try attaching it to the ridgeline, about a foot or so inward from the hammock ends. This lifts the UQ up, rather than out. There are a number of...
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    Now that you've learned to splice, there goes all...

    Now that you've learned to splice, there goes all your free time! LOL

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  23. Hang angle & your weight are the only two factors...

    Hang angle & your weight are the only two factors determining the stress. The guy in the video who pulled his porch into the pool, had too shallow of a hang angle. This is what I've been warning...
  24. Thread: Top Quilt Size?

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    78" length should be good for you. For width, try...

    78" length should be good for you. For width, try this. Lie on the floor, on your side on top of the sleeping mat you use. Have someone throw a blanket over you and pin it all around, such that 6" of...
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    To give an example of what Boston is saying... If...

    To give an example of what Boston is saying... If you add 1 ounce to a 5 ounce down quilt, that's 20% more down. But adding 1 ounce to a 20 ounce down quilt is only a 5% increase. Your insulation...
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    Great job Charlie! Nice color & lightweight with...

    Great job Charlie! Nice color & lightweight with a tight pitch.

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    Sticky: I actually use no shock cord at all. I just leave...

    I actually use no shock cord at all. I just leave the bottom open. Several of my hiking companions do the same. No bugs get in. And it's not like there are no bugs; I'm in Florida after all!

    Sent...
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    Here you go. View is from above the tarp. I...

    Here you go. View is from above the tarp. I showed just one side pull-out, but it can apply to both sides.
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160417/973881c43993ef5b8f2c8936e27c9795.jpg

    Sent from...
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    I have a single line running from one end of the...

    I have a single line running from one end of the tarp ridgeline, through both of the tie-outs rings on one side, and on to the other end of the ridgeline. It is long enough, with just enough slack in...
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    Welcome from Florida! I have children &...

    Welcome from Florida!
    I have children & grandchildren living in Austin. I visit there often.

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    Is you trip in 2016? LOL 😉 Sent from my...

    Is you trip in 2016? LOL 😉

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    Wow! What a find, sunsetkayaker! My dream is to...

    Wow! What a find, sunsetkayaker! My dream is to own one of these some day. My grandmother, who passed away when I was 10, had one and I've never seen it since. Probably thrown away as junk! As a boy,...
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    You got that right! (from a fellow Floridian)

    You got that right!
    (from a fellow Floridian)
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    Sticky: Yep, I'm still a die-hard Whoopie sling guy....

    Yep, I'm still a die-hard Whoopie sling guy. Dynaglide is my choice of material.
  35. Thread: New Here

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    Welcome from South Florida!

    Welcome from South Florida!
  36. Thread: Hello from TN!

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    Welcome aboard adamd, from South Florida!

    Welcome aboard adamd, from South Florida!
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    Wow! Stellar view!

    Wow! Stellar view!
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    Had you known, you could have had a midnight...

    Had you known, you could have had a midnight snack!
    ;)
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    I'm waiting for Dutch's edible hammocks. Sleep...

    I'm waiting for Dutch's edible hammocks.
    Sleep in it at night, then eat it for breakfast and
    hike out with a lighter pack!
    ;)
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    What great photos j-e-m! I'm sure the space...

    What great photos j-e-m!
    I'm sure the space station saw that!
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    What a fun looking group! So sorry I missed this...

    What a fun looking group! So sorry I missed this one. Thanks for all the great pictures. Knowing the spot well, I could just imagine my chair photoshopped in there!
    My 5 year old grandson & I did...
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    Silver sharpie.

    Silver sharpie.
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    Ron, I'm praying for your mom & family.

    Ron, I'm praying for your mom & family.
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    Obviously, I picked the wrong weekend to be...

    Obviously, I picked the wrong weekend to be out-of-town! :crying:
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    Wow, Grinder! That may be the best Sherpa yet! ...

    Wow, Grinder! That may be the best Sherpa yet!
    :)
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    Missing this shindig too. I'm going to be in...

    Missing this shindig too. I'm going to be in Texas with my grandson, but I'll be there in spirit and thinking about all the fun you'll be eating! LOL
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    Can these spiders be used on the Kevlar straps?...

    Can these spiders be used on the Kevlar straps? Or are they too thin and would let the spider slip?
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    Can't get enough of those big oak trees!

    Can't get enough of those big oak trees!
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    Great pictures kcnew! I feel like I'm back out...

    Great pictures kcnew! I feel like I'm back out there!
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    Let me say first that Life Scout did a phenomenal...

    Let me say first that Life Scout did a phenomenal job planning this outing! As usual, we had a great group of people that would make any hike a pleasure, rain or shine. The terrain was very unlike...
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