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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida! When you get to the US,...

    Welcome from Florida!
    When you get to the US, check the "outings" section and try to attend some group hangs!
  4. You need only one bury for the strength. Think of...

    You need only one bury for the strength. Think of an eye splice. When I want a small loop, I bury one side to the manufacturers recommended length and just tuck a 1" tail into the other side. A few...
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    I never use prusiks. Always the Kleimheist. Makes...

    I never use prusiks. Always the Kleimheist. Makes much more sense for our application.
  6. My Switchback is definitely comfortable! And, I...

    My Switchback is definitely comfortable! And, I love the net design because not only does it give you lots more headroom, it also allows you to switch from head left to head right and back (hence the...
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    This is what I use for guy lines and love it. I...

    This is what I use for guy lines and love it. I get the red color as it doesn't stand out so much.
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    Now that's the picture of contentment! 👍

    Now that's the picture of contentment! 👍
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida! Wise move to get off the...

    Welcome from Florida!
    Wise move to get off the ground and might as well start out the little ones the right way.
    ;)
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    Welcome from South Florida! I second olddog's...

    Welcome from South Florida!
    I second olddog's comments.
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    Sounds like a perfectly good plan. That's one...

    Sounds like a perfectly good plan.
    That's one that I have used successfully on many a hang.
    I carry tree strap lengths that I think will encompass 90% of the tree circumferences in the area I hike...
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    That sounds pretty suspicious to me. I would give...

    That sounds pretty suspicious to me. I would give it a waterproof test before spending any time working with it. Just drape some over a large, deep bowl letting the material sag but not touch bottom....
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida! Glad to see you have...

    Welcome from Florida!
    Glad to see you have poked your head out from under the snow and signed up!
    ;)
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    My vote would be for whoopie slings. That's a...

    My vote would be for whoopie slings. That's a piece of gear that you don't often see outside of hammocking. It saves significant weight & bulk over full length straps. And, for me at least, is much...
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida! Has anyone mentioned...

    Welcome from Florida!
    Has anyone mentioned attending a group hang like the upcoming Palmetto State Hangers? Lol
  21. Thread: First Hang

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    I drink swamp water in Florida all the time. Most...

    I drink swamp water in Florida all the time. Most of it taste delicious. The color is harmless and comes from the tannins released by decaying matter. If by chance you find sulfur water, etc., just...
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    You're in Southern California, right? Dry climate...

    You're in Southern California, right? Dry climate in other words. You can save a few bucks with good old fashioned untreated down. It's been serving me well from wet soggy Florida to the misting...
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    Hmmmm... One could connect both cont. loops to...

    Hmmmm... One could connect both cont. loops to the cinch bug since it has 2 Hooks (as in the case of the bridge hammock in Dutch's video). Then only 1 SMC ring would be required at the fold of the...
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    Back to cinch bugs, I've always hated threading...

    Back to cinch bugs, I've always hated threading straps through buckles to make the adjustment to length. I know it's not a big deal (unless it's freezing & wearing mittens) but it's a pet peeve of...
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    The doubled over hammock using SMC rings is a...

    The doubled over hammock using SMC rings is a brilliant idea!
    I've made separate hammock chairs and full hammocks, but never thought to multipurpose it.
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    I use 1/8" nylon shock cord in the side channels...

    I use 1/8" nylon shock cord in the side channels and 3/32" in the head & foot ends. It's been the perfect combination for me.

    The length of shock cord in the side channels is the same length as...
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    Pray tell, where is this otter's video? My...

    Pray tell, where is this otter's video?
    My search fu failed.
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    Welcome back! Lounging in a hammock sounds like...

    Welcome back! Lounging in a hammock sounds like good therapy to me! ;)
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    Not unusual at all.

    Not unusual at all.
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    The bury in continuous loops significantly...

    The bury in continuous loops significantly increases the diameter of the line. If the same material is used for the ridgeline and the loop, it's not going to hold well.
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    I love brilliant ideas when they are so simple...

    I love brilliant ideas when they are so simple too! 👍
  32. I really hated to miss this hang! It looked like...

    I really hated to miss this hang! It looked like so much fun. From looking at the pictures, I realized that my hiking clothes are out of date; I need to get them from Florida tourist shops rather...
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    I would not hesitate to put doors on the tarp for...

    I would not hesitate to put doors on the tarp for a thru hike.
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    Exactly! Nice drawing Wkerber! Long edge 10',...

    Exactly! Nice drawing Wkerber!

    Long edge 10', short edge 6', plus 2' left over. Total of 18' or 6 yards.

    You'll always have one half of the difference between the 2 edge measurements left over.
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    I forego the grosgrain and cut my fabric wide...

    I forego the grosgrain and cut my fabric wide enough to double the edge over and make a channel. I do this for both the side channels and end channels.

    The 3/4" grosgrain wouldn't allow enough...
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    You did VERY well 👍

    You did VERY well 👍
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    While I am a gram counter, I am careful not to go...

    While I am a gram counter, I am careful not to go too skinny on bear bag lines. I also pay attention to the coating; the slicker, the better. Look for something between 2-3 mm with a slick coating....
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    I prefer 11v tarps with 11' hammocks, as long as...

    I prefer 11v tarps with 11' hammocks, as long as the tarp has doors. The Edge lacks doors, so I would use it only on hikes when no rain is expected.
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    I use 6 yards of netting for my Fronkey bug nets....

    I use 6 yards of netting for my Fronkey bug nets. With a little planning, you can get snakeskins using 1 yard.

    What are you using for hammock ridgeline?
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    You can check out anytime, but you can never...

    You can check out anytime, but you can never leave. Welcome to the Hotel California!
    ;)
  41. Leave the whoopies dangling and simply loop the...

    Leave the whoopies dangling and simply loop the continuous loop over a Marlin spike on the strap. I do it all the time.
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    I made one with snaps and don't like them at all....

    I made one with snaps and don't like them at all. They leave gaps between the snaps, they don't hold (at least one is open by morning) and it takes the utmost care to not rip the fabric.
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    Using a Dutch clip allows you to quickly move...

    Using a Dutch clip allows you to quickly move your strap up & down the tree to adjust the height. If there are no lower limbs in the way, the clip has no benefit. But, if you need to move the strap...
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    You folks eat a drunken date for me and have fun...

    You folks eat a drunken date for me and have fun and stay cool!
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    You did a great job of capturing a winter...

    You did a great job of capturing a winter Wonderland!
    I love the Whites.
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    Glad things are looking good, Sandy! I can't make...

    Glad things are looking good, Sandy! I can't make it this time, but here is my easy route from South Florida.

    Take Turnpike North to Yeehaw Junction.
    The west on SR 60 to County Road 630.
    Turn...
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    Welcome from Florida! "ever evolving" should be...

    Welcome from Florida!
    "ever evolving" should be the motto of this forum! Lol
    :D
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    Since you're already used to being off the...

    Since you're already used to being off the ground, hammocks should be a good fit! ;)
    Welcome from Florida.
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    It will give you a nice view of the stars, too! ;)

    It will give you a nice view of the stars, too! ;)
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    Super duper!

    Super duper!
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