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    Iím shocked, I tell you Iím shocked!

    Iím shocked, I tell you Iím shocked!
  2. Similar to Tensionless Hitch!? Sounds like your...

    Similar to Tensionless Hitch!? Sounds like your knot will do the job, has ease of use, will not slip and will not jam. A winning combination!

    If you want to experiment with a different knot, a...
  3. The knots you choose are completely your personal...

    The knots you choose are completely your personal choices. Most people use knots they already know, due to familiarity. Sometimes these choices are good and at other times-no

    I choose different...
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    Yay Two Speed

    Yay Two Speed
  5. Thank you Shug Great demo I might get one too

    Thank you Shug Great demo I might get one too
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    Two Speed, 68 miles in 24 hours, is right many...

    Two Speed, 68 miles in 24 hours, is right many milesóand with a pack on your back! Wow Two Speed, did you have to do all your miles to rendezvous with your friends or meet with local chess club at...
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    Spliced handle, is that called a back splice?...

    Spliced handle, is that called a back splice?
    You might be able to remove back splice, by carefully backing it out.
    But if itís only buried an inch, might be easier to cut back splice off. Then...
  8. Purple tarp made by Walhalla with internal pole...

    Purple tarp made by Walhalla with internal pole mods. 16 feet by 16 feet of purple silpoly. Three South Carolina ladies pitched that sharp tarp: Mrs Shaw, Dragon Lady, and Jail Bait. All their...
  9. A heavy, bulky suspension would be prohibitive...

    A heavy, bulky suspension would be prohibitive for backpacking long miles. But can work ok for car camping.

    I get the most fun from trying new hammock and tarp suspensions. If it does the job of...
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    Canít remember the exact number or even if itís...

    Canít remember the exact number or even if itís absolutely true or just a rule of thumb

    Take a sheet of paper and fold it in half seven times...at a certain point folding in half becomes...
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    I zigged when I shoulda zagged. It looks easy...

    I zigged when I shoulda zagged. It looks easy when you do it.
    I always buy stuff sacks two to three times larger than most vendors ship with their tarps.
    Your method of guyline wrap stops tangling...
  12. SilvrSurfr, our young bear has gotten used to...

    SilvrSurfr, our young bear has gotten used to eating excess food that campers have dumped at their campsites, along a loop trail. And our young bear looks for any food in bags and packs, during the...
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    Watch Shugís video on Calf Ridge, itís spot on! ...

    Watch Shugís video on Calf Ridge, itís spot on!

    I recommend a gathered end hammock
    11 and a half by 5 and a half minimum
    Thatís 138 inches by 66 inches for you comfort and reduction but not...
  14. WNC 12th Annual John Rock Event - 22 -25 July 2021

    Got to meet new hammock campers and see old friends. Enchanted Forest now has no John Rock hammock campers remaining.
    Thank you Tacoma and Foxpoop for hosting another great hangómy favorite of all...
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    Trekking Treez anchor woes

    Iím guessing
    Run a length of amsteel from stake to base of a bush, tree, or sapling. It should be inline with cord that goes from hammock to stake.

    And like posted above by Tpatter:
    Put a...
  16. Glad yíall could escape to panoramic wilderness...

    Glad yíall could escape to panoramic wilderness for a few days
    A bit of rain and youíre really camping
  17. Old4hats, you will be with us in spirit

    Old4hats, you will be with us in spirit
  18. When hammock camping, and rain is forecast, I...

    When hammock camping, and rain is forecast, I
    try to camp on a slope, so that rain water will not pool under my hammock.
    Once when camping with friends, I chose a more level campsite to be near my...
  19. Will we need more rope? Or do we have enough...

    Will we need more rope?
    Or do we have enough rope ?
    Who is bringing rope?

    I have just about zero skills, pitching these larger tarpsóbig blue...son of blue
    Now is bout time to learn
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    DIY or DH question

    I agree with hutzelbein, hammock should be easy enough, zippered bugnet will be a challenge, as hutzelbein described.

    Good luck
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    Highest point on CDT Continental Divide Trail, or...

    Highest point on CDT Continental Divide Trail, or is it just off trail far enough, to be not considered when listing highest points on trail?
    Is that above the treeline?
  22. shug shugemery shug shugemery shug shug sharoo, I'm driving to MI and I'd like to hang with you!

    Ah, one of the disadvantages of fame. We all think we know you and feel entitled to your time and attention. That can be unnerving, as you are a thinking man who enjoys being alone or with a small...
  23. Duct tape or is it called Duck tape, will fix...

    Duct tape or is it called Duck tape, will fix anything

    If you use glue, try a spot of glue on corners, in case the glue you choose dissolves your insulation. Also you can read all directions and...
  24. 12x6 Might be too wide causing loose fabric on...

    12x6 Might be too wide causing loose fabric on sides. Knotty mods can help tighten sides, to reduce floppy fabric
    or
    12xfive and a half
    144 inches by 66 inches
    Again knotty mods can help

    You...
  25. Thread: Hello

    by Phantom Grappler
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    Shout out from across the pond, near Uwharries,...

    Shout out from across the pond, near Uwharries, great for hiking, hammocks, drinking coffee and swapping tall tales
  26. Tacoma, Iíll bring bag of charcoal. Thisíll be...

    Tacoma, Iíll bring bag of charcoal.
    Thisíll be fun, hotdogs with favorite toppings!
  27. I use amsteel for hammock ridgeline and...

    I use amsteel for hammock ridgeline and continuous loops. Some use 7/64 amsteel, I use slightly larger 1/8 amsteel, I realize 1/8 is not needed.

    Sometimes my hammock ridgeline is a bit tight. I...
  28. I always pitch in some cash to our two hosts, and...

    I always pitch in some cash to our two hosts, and tip the cook, being part of a great group is fun.

    If my offer is refused, not a problem.
    I will be forced to become a gambler while imbibing...
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    Hammock with curved ends?

    I know yíall right. I donít have accurate memory of Ninox curved ends. I just remember it was not a simple curve like a lips on a smiley face logo.
    The curve undulated back and forth. Thatís why I...
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    OlTrailDog, you are right, if no patentóok to...

    OlTrailDog, you are right, if no patentóok to knock off, but they have to be very careful not to be caught up in trademark infringement. That can have hefty damage claims.
    Not sure if Sierra Madre...
  31. Wonderful trip, thanks for sharing. Great pix

    Wonderful trip, thanks for sharing. Great pix
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    Two Speed Doctor Phantom recommends BUFFET ...

    Two Speed
    Doctor Phantom recommends BUFFET

    Further study, reveals the meaning:

    Bunch of Ugly Fat Fellas Eating Together

    Two Speed, when you finish your epic journey, You will have completed...
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    Sierra Madre Research or SMR has extensively...

    Sierra Madre Research or SMR has extensively experimented, researched, their own flat lay hammock with sewn curved ends.
    Their hammock is Ninox
    Ninox can be purchased online.

    I got to lay in a...
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    Itís turning out great. And she was never told,...

    Itís turning out great.
    And she was never told, she was sewing toe seams on socks that went to funeral homes.

    Probably better, otherwise it could have creeped her outóand also, she may not have...
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    Please post again, regardless of outcome, now...

    Please post again, regardless of outcome, now that Iím wondering.
    Contact vendor via email and phone. Important to maintain a cooperative relationship rather than an adversarial relationship. ...
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    Two Speed, your adventures are awesome...

    Two Speed, your adventures are awesome inspirational. I can only imagine your challenges on the trail, in camp, with other hikers, or alone, keeping enough vittles and coffee in your pack and...
  37. Oldgringo, excellent post!

    Oldgringo, excellent post!
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    Thatís some fancy stitching. I hope your pain...

    Thatís some fancy stitching. I hope your pain goes away. Did you have bunion surgery?

    Get well soon
  39. This could be stepping off the deep end. Possibly...

    This could be stepping off the deep end. Possibly with too many words. And those who understand, probably already know, while those who donít understand probably will never know.

    Maybe a short...
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    Tarps & shock cord?

    I usually tie tarp guylines to trees, and even at ground level if tree is small

    If no trees, sometimes I coil tarp guyline around a dead length of branch, maybe a branch 2 or 3 feet long, coil...
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    Iím guessing, you can watch some YouTube about...

    Iím guessing, you can watch some YouTube about your specific hammock.
    And Shug has YouTube videos on How to hang a hammock. How to pitch your tarp, insulation etc.
    His videos are both entertaining...
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    New (?) 90 degree hammock design

    It looks like a new idea, or a twist on other ideas.
    I hope itís comfortable and is fun and easy to use

    Pdxhanger, what are you gonna call it?
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    Good luck on your new DIY suspension device....

    Good luck on your new DIY suspension device. Looks like it holds without slipping.

    My hammock friend pans for gold in streams. Once in the zone, time passes and sometimes gold flecks appear in...
  44. Thread: Hello

    by Phantom Grappler
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    Have fun in woods hanging your hammock. Maybe you...

    Have fun in woods hanging your hammock. Maybe you will meet people in your neck of woods to hammock camp, talk gear and drink coffee
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    My apologies, confused spider straps, with spider...

    My apologies, confused spider straps, with spider daisy chain straps.
    Ooops.
    Continue on, sir, and ignore my post
    Thanks and good luck
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    Noob questions

    Iím not sure that combination of Dutch Spider Daisy Chain is good with beetle buckles.
    Dutchís staff members who answer phone or texts or emails are knowledgeable and helpful.
    Ask them what is...
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    Carabiners are cool Make sure your carabiners...

    Carabiners are cool
    Make sure your carabiners are weight rated at least as many pounds as rest of your suspension

    Of course each component will not exactly match weight rating of each other...
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    Two Speed, how cold has it been in mountains?...

    Two Speed, how cold has it been in mountains?
    Hope you are meeting good travelers with stories to tell.
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    Prevent UCR Slippage

    Maybe easiest way to stop UCR from slipping, while camping, is to use Nanokís idea.

    Except use a carabiner, most all hammock campers have spare carabiners.

    Adjust UCR hammock suspension to...
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    Prevent UCR Slippage

    One more idea to help hammock camper stop UCR slipping while camping in woods.

    Adjust UCRs for desired hang.
    Milk the buries
    Lengthen suspension just a bit to account for amount of suspension...
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