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  1. Love this list.... Particularly #7 Trail Cat...

    Love this list.... Particularly #7 Trail Cat sounds so much cooler than trail dog.;)
  2. I joined a local outdoor clubs through Meetup.com...

    I joined a local outdoor clubs through Meetup.com. They that help organize trips and make them happen. This has also led to many new friendships. The main group I now help run goes on trips about...
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    I'm leaving for Burr Oak group camp Thursday. ...

    I'm leaving for Burr Oak group camp Thursday. Stop out this weekend if you can.
  4. Thank you Just Bill for the perspective.

    Thank you Just Bill for the perspective.
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    Yes Start to channel you inner Shug. Link for:...

    Yes Start to channel you inner Shug. Link for: Shug's YouTube Videos for new Hammockers
  6. When car camping with the family in the camper I...

    When car camping with the family in the camper I use the daisy chains exclusively. I have dedicated camper hammocks and suspensions. All from Amazon purchased with a Vipon coupon. There is a...
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    Well, welcome to the hammock forums. Get...

    Well, welcome to the hammock forums. Get outside and enjoy the hammock life.
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    With more people hammocking and if it became...

    With more people hammocking and if it became mainstream then it would have to be regulated. I.e. Colorado's ban on hammocks in state parks.
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    I attach my guy lines to the tarp with a bowline....

    I attach my guy lines to the tarp with a bowline. Then I have a taughtline on the free end to go around the stake and keep every thing tight. I fold the tarp and then roll it from the ridgeline and...
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    Just got back from a nice hang at East Fork SP...

    Just got back from a nice hang at East Fork SP with our AHG troop. Fun quick trip.
  11. FS/FT: Would you supply more information about the tarp?...

    Would you supply more information about the tarp? Z-packs 11' tarp is nearly 3X the weight listed. Their 7' x 9' tarp is nearly 6 oz. The heximid tent tarp is near the 3.6 oz. listed... thus I am...
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    Daisy Chain, Spider Nylon, Dyneema, Kevlar...

    Daisy Chain, Spider
    Nylon, Dyneema, Kevlar
    Suspensions Galore!

    Marlin Spike Hitch
    Dutchware Gear Beetle Buckle
    To tie knots or not.

    I just ordered a
    Dyneema Winter Palace
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    Sorry guys, busy weekend. Any how here is the...

    Sorry guys, busy weekend. Any how here is the page describing the event.
    https://www.buckeyetrail.org/eggs.php

    There is a $60.00 event fee to participate. However this is waived if...
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    Believe it was discussed Friday here:...

    Believe it was discussed Friday here: Easy-no-splice-soft-shackle!
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    I use plastic canvas needles. They come with...

    I use plastic canvas needles. They come with blunt tips and also work nicely. Thank you for another great option.
    175125
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    Ummm Purdy Boil A breakfast from the Hammock....

    Ummm Purdy Boil
    A breakfast from the Hammock.
    Prince of Lallygag
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    I'm volunteering to help the EGGS hike. Burr Oaks...

    I'm volunteering to help the EGGS hike. Burr Oaks SP Group camp June 21-23. Perhaps combine a group hang and support the Buckeye trail all at the same time.
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    Howdy back at you. I hail from the Cincinnati...

    Howdy back at you.

    I hail from the Cincinnati area. Welcome to the group. Looks like you have a nice start into hammock camping. Hobo and Ditz seem to have the Ohio group hangs up your way...
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    Please see Private Message. There are tons of...

    Please see Private Message. There are tons of opportunities and groups in SE Ohio. You live in the epicenter of the activity. I sent you links and various group info., Besides that the Ohio...
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    Look like you had a great time. Awesome set up.

    Look like you had a great time. Awesome set up.
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    This is not snarky but a fair question, however...

    This is not snarky but a fair question, however it is two questions in one. The 1st simple answer is yes, Testing has been done and has shown that for a tied knot with the tails coming out the end...
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    There should be very little concern about...

    There should be very little concern about breakage. Using 7/64" the min certified breakage strength from the manufacturer (assuming Sampson Rope) is 1400 lbs. Doubling the line provides a 2800lbs...
  23. I was just at the NP. 4-27-19 to 5-4-19. ...

    I was just at the NP. 4-27-19 to 5-4-19. Hammocks were not allowed where we were. Also there were no real opportunities to hang even if you could (in the NP). I took a tarp and a ground cloth...
  24. That is the set up I used this weekend at Red...

    That is the set up I used this weekend at Red River Gorge in Ky. In the morning I would Pack my top quilt, and then open the end cinch cords and unhook the UQ. Then the Dutch 11ft hammock ridgeline...
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    Supper Cool!!!! She looks every excited about...

    Supper Cool!!!! She looks every excited about her hammock. When she out grows the 7' hammock you can use it for a gear hammock or many other options. Thank you for sharing.
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    I'd say you would have to call the manager of...

    I'd say you would have to call the manager of that facility for the best correct answer.
  27. It moved to Fallon NAS (Nevada) in 1996. I was...

    It moved to Fallon NAS (Nevada) in 1996. I was only there the summer of 1991. Anyway, I have the hammock and bugnet packed for a trip it Kentucky's Red River Gorge for the weekend. Looking...
  28. Glad this was of use to you. Please post your...

    Glad this was of use to you. Please post your thoughts if all of it is worth $11.05. See you are from Bakersfield. Back in 1991 I was over at LaMoore supporting squadrons VFA-125, VA-22 and...
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    Actually analyzing this structure is not to...

    Actually analyzing this structure is not to difficult for an engineering student who has completed the static analysis courses. My experience with the poles I purchased and the lengths I cut them...
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    Interesting. I wonder how well it'll hold...

    Interesting. I wonder how well it'll hold structurally. I had to go back to whoopies as the UCR continually slipped on me. Though that is another thread. Do like the idea very elegant.
  31. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    [QUOTE=Grunt;1970380]As a shorter, nearly-300#...

    [QUOTE=Grunt;1970380]As a shorter, nearly-300# jarhead who flops around a lot when he sleeps, these are the questions which have (thankfully?) kept me from buying a good GE hammock so far. I wonder...
  32. I am sorry you do not feel you can trust these...

    I am sorry you do not feel you can trust these hammocks. I have more faith in them than my Hexon hammock. Been using it for many years and over 50 night where you can't go indoors. I have replaced...
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    Quite welcome. Glad it is working for you.

    Quite welcome. Glad it is working for you.
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    I am not supersized. I took the stand that...

    I am not supersized. I took the stand that started the thread to a 40 person hammock hang in January and no one cared either. I only had 4 people come over to look at it. One was a close friend...
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    Yea, I believe they have been used in ships...

    Yea, I believe they have been used in ships rigging for centuries.

    IMHO, if I were to use a toggle I would prefer a fixed eye rather than the slip eye traditionally used with soft shekels......
  36. Inexpensive hammock deal on Vipon. Good: 5-19-19 to 5-30-19

    So this has been the best hammock deal available on Vipon in well over a year.
    210T Nylon ripstop hammock 118" long, Separate bug net, Nylon daisy chain suspension
    With the Vipon Coupon: $10.99...
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    interesting, thank you

    interesting, thank you
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    The results are a little surprising as that...

    The results are a little surprising as that amount of water weight is equivalent to a large cup of coffee, or 2/3 a can of soda. ~13.25 cubic inches of water or a solid 1 mil film on an 8.5'x12'...
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    Happy Birthday Shug!

    I know it's a few hours early, but happy 61st!!! Hope your beach vacation is going well.

    To keep it hammock related, what hammock would you recommend for the older (50+) hammocker?
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    I never had the issue with 1" Nylon or PE straps....

    I never had the issue with 1" Nylon or PE straps. The Dyneema straps roll to resemble a 1/4" cord.
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    I didn't like how it rolled and then bit into the...

    I didn't like how it rolled and then bit into the tree bark causing tree damage.
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    I am having the same experience. I am also...

    I am having the same experience. I am also having the same consideration of switching back.
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    Poll: :lol: You'd be the talk of the camp for sure....

    :lol: You'd be the talk of the camp for sure. :lol:
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    I'm not sure you are asking the right group this...

    I'm not sure you are asking the right group this question. It's like asking if buying a BMW is worth is on a luxury car forum.

    In short No. A dyneema tarp is never worth the cost solely based on...
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    What you're asking is not directly convertible. ...

    What you're asking is not directly convertible. Denier is the weight, in grams, of 9000 meters of yarn. The lower the denier number the finer the size of yarn, and the higher the number the larger...
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    the structural ridgeline does not set the hang...

    the structural ridgeline does not set the hang angle, but it does set the hammock sag by setting how far the ends are allowed to be. Because of this it can come under some load. However at a hang...
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    I would think Zing-it is slicker than Lash-it,...

    I would think Zing-it is slicker than Lash-it, though I have no direct experience with Lash-it. Zing-it was designed for the arborist trade and used to throw lines over tree limbs and slide ove bark...
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    If you shift your weight to one end or the other...

    If you shift your weight to one end or the other then it will load up that side a bit more but not enought to worry about. i.e if you shift such that load is at the 1/3 - 2/3rds point then the load...
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    For anyone interested, FLTutles's estimate of 14'...

    For anyone interested, FLTutles's estimate of 14' of Amsteel for a whoopie sling with a 5' loop and 6' overall, My quote of 16' of Amsteel produces a 6' loop or a 7' overall whoopie. We are...
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    May I ask a question, If you are buying Hexon 1.6...

    May I ask a question, If you are buying Hexon 1.6 at $6.95/yrd is just purchasing one of his pre-made netless hammocks out of Hexon 1.7 an option? For $2.00 you save a bunch of work. Drawback is a...
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