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    To answer the initial question. Both function...

    To answer the initial question. Both function the same. The continuous loop makes it more difficult to tie the both the prusik and the larkshead.
  2. These past two weeks, I have found my 0* +...

    These past two weeks, I have found my 0* + overstuff Hammock Gear UQ to be insufficient at 20*F. So it is all subjective.
  3. I also find the shelf created by the very edge of...

    I also find the shelf created by the very edge of the hammock fabric can make a nice pillow. As for head/ foot one way or the other I switch throughout the night as I move from sleeping on my right...
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    For conditions where there are no suitable trees,...

    For conditions where there are no suitable trees, I use my Tensa stand. The draw back is it weighs 14 lbs. Thus, if I am back packing with no trees, the I go to ground. There are some schemes that...
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    Blondie is this a good tree... 178099

    Blondie is this a good tree... 178099
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    I bet. I had the same issue at Dolly Sods last...

    I bet. I had the same issue at Dolly Sods last year. The best hang site was between two beautiful 15" oak trees 15' apart, right beside the river. Lovely view, gentile rumble of the water over the...
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    For tree diameter I like a min. of around 6". ...

    For tree diameter I like a min. of around 6". The issue with min. tree diameter is deflection when you get in your hammock. Thin trees and bend on you throwing off your angles and ridgeline...
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    Just get out and camp, don't worry about it too...

    Just get out and camp, don't worry about it too much, by the time 2028 gets here we will probably have nano-string suspensions or hammocks will be a than of the past as we enjoy our anti-gravity...
  9. Recommendations for Shirley Creek Loop: Hoosier NF

    In a few weeks I will be heading west a little to do the Shirley Creek Loop trail in the Hoosier NF. If you have been there can you recommend camp sites and water availability?

    Initial plan is...
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    This is a fun little design problem. I think...

    This is a fun little design problem. I think you can salvage your work for the most part. I would recommend a couple of changes.
    1) Reverse the Eye-bolt positions. (i.e. flip the end poles...
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    Yep, you will bend the top bar every time with...

    Yep, you will bend the top bar every time with this set up. You are basically taking a thin wall pole 16 feet long unsupported pole and hanging off the end. The referenced link shows the hammock...
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    I can tell you that 3/4" EMT is plenty strong and...

    I can tell you that 3/4" EMT is plenty strong and works well. Though there are load limits if used full length. There are plenty of real life examples and experience with them on HF, including...
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    I've never had an issue. There are so many cross...

    I've never had an issue. There are so many cross streams another one comes up soon enough if you come across one that is a little sketchy.
  14. Glad you got through ok. I have been in 2 such...

    Glad you got through ok. I have been in 2 such storms with 60MPH gusting winds and driving wind. Both this summer and both in my tensa stand. The Tensa stand provided a stout structure supporting...
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    This may or may not help. But in these...

    This may or may not help. But in these conditions I tie off to something solid. Truck hitch, Fence Post, Tree or other massive dead weight object available.
  16. Thread: Linville Gorge

    by jeff-oh
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    Not able to help, but wanted to note was just...

    Not able to help, but wanted to note was just there this weekend for the first time. Got back about an hour ago. Rained like mad all last night but stayed dry and comfy in my hammock and $4.89...
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    Here is the double whoopie hook video ...

    Here is the double whoopie hook video

    https://youtu.be/z63zHmE8MpA
  18. The calculations I am doing are based on a single...

    The calculations I am doing are based on a single pole. Jointed poles will add stress concentrations that will adversely affect strength. Based on the numbers provided I would not predict a bending...
  19. You should be fine with 3/4 EMT as long as you...

    You should be fine with 3/4 EMT as long as you suspend the hammock between the lashed poles. i.e. the suspension attachment to the stand is between the poles. That is why I used a spacer on the...
  20. FWIW, there are several other trail heads outside...

    FWIW, there are several other trail heads outside of the state park area in the National Forest, that do not charge yo park nor have reservation requirements. Elk Garden for one.
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    Wife has had one of those for years to hold...

    Wife has had one of those for years to hold various knitting needles. They can be handy.
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    Well that is a mighty big assumption on your...

    Well that is a mighty big assumption on your part. I was not aware that you knew what my interest are. I was also unaware that HF was an exclusive club only open to those who purchase hammocks...
  23. Well, isn't that intuitive and easy to figure...

    Well, isn't that intuitive and easy to figure out. :( Thank you for finding it.
  24. Don't think so.... I might add securing the cash...

    Don't think so.... I might add securing the cash without any extra effort. :)
  25. OC, I know what you mean. For the State Park...

    OC, I know what you mean.

    For the State Park it makes unfortunate since. The on line system gets them their money, they do not have to staff the gate as much and there are no cash envelopes...
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    Here is a picture of the system I use. I have a...

    Here is a picture of the system I use. I have a 5.5" foot UHMWPE strap the is attached to my whoopie sling. I used 1″ UHMWPE WEBBING 10 FEET from Dutch- cut in half with loops sew in each end....
  27. Thread: DCF Tarp

    by jeff-oh
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    Unfortunately the competition needed is in the...

    Unfortunately the competition needed is in the manufacture of the fabric. However, it looks like the patent was filed in December of 2004 so I would not expect any opening of competition until 2025...
  28. Thread: DCF Tarp

    by jeff-oh
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    Warbonnet does not make DCF tarps.

    Warbonnet does not make DCF tarps.
  29. Thread: Speed Tips

    by jeff-oh
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    I like Dream Hammock's, Sleeve sack. It is the...

    I like Dream Hammock's, Sleeve sack. It is the combination of the catch-all and a Bishop Bag.


    https://youtu.be/89RuwDVJaII
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    I use my tarp to space the ends and then when I...

    I use my tarp to space the ends and then when I get in the Suspension and Hammock RL takes over and sets the tip distance.
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    Hammocker in Chief and the 1st Lady

    Came across these images and thought I'd share.
    177383 177385

    Now there's a leader I can follow. :D
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    I've been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota...

    I've been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota
    Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota
    Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma
    Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma
    Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo...
  33. If you want to be grid free, have you thought...

    If you want to be grid free, have you thought about Geothermal? I believe there's a company in Batesville, Indiana that manufactures a one person resting structure like you're describing that works...
  34. :scared: Too Funny. Guess you will not need an...

    :scared: Too Funny. Guess you will not need an UQ hanging over a lava flow.
  35. Another Rough weather Tensahedran Stand field test report

    9-26-19 to 9-29-19 found me in South Jacksonville, Illinois for the Prairieland Festival. Friday night started out hot and a little muggy so the tarp was set up wide and open to let as much air...
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    Cabmanhang, that is one nice looking rig you...

    Cabmanhang, that is one nice looking rig you made. Thank you for sharing your project.

    I'm interested in the triangular tarps hanging on the end, would you elaborate on what they are, purpose...
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    I've not been there but the Adv. Archives Guys...

    I've not been there but the Adv. Archives Guys just posted their trip 2 weeks ago. Lots of great dispersed camping sites.

    https://youtu.be/6O-267k9aqY
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    As others have said. The flatter the set up the...

    As others have said. The flatter the set up the higher the loads are in the suspension and fabric. To give you an idea at a 30deg angle the load in the suspension is equal to the weight of the...
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    :lol: I started to derive the formula to...

    :lol: I started to derive the formula to calculate it to the 10 decimal, but after a day of trying to figure out corporate financial accounting and why the end of the months is mostly the 29th but...
  40. Exactly. A great leap forward in whoopie...

    Exactly. A great leap forward in whoopie science. The leap of knowledge and understanding to make this new and improved whoopie is mind-boggling. To combine that with making the eye 1" long...
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    As usual Latherdome is dead on. The reason I...

    As usual Latherdome is dead on. The reason I made my poles 8' (96" from one ground end to the hammock attach point - Poles are actually cut at 98" to allow the end plugs) is because of my height and...
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    Good quality 20# bond paper is .0035" while card...

    Good quality 20# bond paper is .0035" while card stock like a business card is around .007. Thus the one tube should fit into the other and still be able to slip in a business card between them. ...
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    The sleeve tubing I am using has 0.930 ID vs the...

    The sleeve tubing I am using has 0.930 ID vs the Max OD of 0.922 of the EMT. Fits snugly but easily. I like the fit over any of the larger tubing I found. I also keep the mating surfaces clean...
  44. With the dimensions you are giving the MS is just...

    With the dimensions you are giving the MS is just shy of 1.6. This means the pipe would not be predicted to buckle unless the load increases by 160% (500lb total load). Be aware the calculations...
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    Looks like you found some a good outer material...

    Looks like you found some a good outer material for the joint. That should work nicely and hold up 100% better than the AL tubing I found and used. 7-3/8" joint is more than enough particularly in...
  46. There are many factors that go into this. But as...

    There are many factors that go into this. But as you lengthen the pole, and specifically where the hammock is attached, and shallow out the angle by increasing the distance between the apexes, or...
  47. I do the same as cmoulder.

    I do the same as cmoulder.
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    You do not need any real special equipment. A...

    You do not need any real special equipment. A sharp knife to cut tapers, a wood plank to cut on. I use a 20 gauge piece of brass wire folded over as my FID. Floral wire or any other small gauge...
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    I have always bolted the top joint. If you have...

    I have always bolted the top joint. If you have one piece or fitted poles you cannot bolt all four joints and have it fold up for storage as there are geometry issues. The commercial stand uses a...
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    They ware in the 1st post of that thread. But...

    They ware in the 1st post of that thread. But for review;
    Poles cut to 98" with the 1/4" bolt at 96" from ground end. 1/4" nylon spacer between poled to hang suspension.
    Top span ~10' (120")...
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