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  1. The bear containers (containers to thwart bear...

    The bear containers (containers to thwart bear intrusion, not contain bears) I have are not waterproof. When I store them away from camp - usually near where other campers hang their food - I put a...
  2. As this is generally about guylines, would...

    As this is generally about guylines, would someone please post a photo of a threaded LineLoc. Maybe mention the diameter (size) of line used. Thank you.
  3. Walker, I see this is your first post - Welcome...

    Walker, I see this is your first post - Welcome to the forum. You might have missed something in reading the threads - For Hammocks, we often use webbing AROUND the tree and connect smaller line to...
  4. It may be a “low tech” solution but if I have guy...

    It may be a “low tech” solution but if I have guy lines I’m concerned about (day or night), I tear off a length (8 inches or so) of day-glow survey tape and tie it on the line for more visibility...
  5. There is so much inconstancy. At one time they...

    There is so much inconstancy. At one time they wouldn’t allow a nail file through the check point but you could then buy one at the magazine/gift store on the other side. Some airlines will check...
  6. If it is JUST windy, I’d opt for the UQP because,...

    If it is JUST windy, I’d opt for the UQP because, for me, it’s fun to have the wind blow the hammock around a little. But if you add rain and/or cold (winter) in too, then the doors will provide a...
  7. One I DON'T recommend is Nite-eze; the green...

    One I DON'T recommend is Nite-eze; the green cord. It’s fine by itself but it doesn’t play well with others. What I mean is, the component that makes the cord reflective also gets in the way of any...
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    When I was little, I read that a broken bone...

    When I was little, I read that a broken bone heals stronger. So - being a little kid - I wondered why people didn’t systematically break their bones while growing up so by the time they were adults,...
  9. When people discuss not needing a tarp, it seems...

    When people discuss not needing a tarp, it seems they think the only reason for a tarp is to keep off the rain. But - covered in many other posts - a tarp has more purpose than that.

    So with the...
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    I started with the line on a Hennessy, moved to...

    I started with the line on a Hennessy, moved to webbing, then Whoopies, and settled on daisy chain for simplicity. But I did miss the continuous adjustment as some chain’s steps were too long (5 -6...
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    As Twistytee said, the permethrin will keep the...

    As Twistytee said, the permethrin will keep the skeeters AWAY from your netting. That’s less buzz in the ear, less chance of bite-through of your the net ends up next to your face/arms, and less...
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    One challenge is remembering that you don’t need...

    One challenge is remembering that you don’t need to wait until the weekend to do stuff. It’s better if you plan your adventures for mid-week. You avoid some crowds and give the weekends to the folks...
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    guilt4eva, I see your question was your first...

    guilt4eva, I see your question was your first post - Welcome to the forum. Given that it was your first post, why do you want a “double” hammock? Are you just interested in the extra width for...
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    As a daisy chain user, I’ll tell you that a foot...

    As a daisy chain user, I’ll tell you that a foot step/distance between loops is HUGE. Most chains have steps in the order of 5 to 6 inches, some have 3 inch steps. I add an Amsteel loop to my kit...
  15. goforliftoff - looks like this is your first...

    goforliftoff - looks like this is your first post. Welcome to the forum.

    I don’t know about the rain in NC, but I’m guessing, if you are thinking of leaving it up with a hammock, you’ll want to...
  16. When using that fence railing, what ends need to...

    When using that fence railing, what ends need to be tapered? For example, each 10 ft pole - by the way, their price has gone from about $10/pole to about $18 - has one tapered end. If you need a...
  17. I made one of those...

    I made one of those Amsteel-inside-of-nylon-tubing extensions - it’s around here someplace. I always use 1 inch straps for the hammock because - you know - the weight factor. But a tarp puts hardly...
  18. Of course it depends on tree type. Our Ponderosa...

    Of course it depends on tree type. Our Ponderosa Pine’s bark would probably do more damage to the strap than any strap to the bark.

    I’d stay away from 2 inch straps because most people don’t have...
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    One kayak instructor suggested that if we wanted...

    One kayak instructor suggested that if we wanted to attach things to the boat or our PFD with shock-cord, we should be willing to stretch that item out on the cord, point it towards our face, and let...
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    heavyhanger, I completely agree with you on...

    heavyhanger, I completely agree with you on “grab-n-go”. But I have too many (poor baby) combinations to equip them all completely. I’m pretty isolated here so my “classroom” was buying different...
  21. FS: What do you mean by, “Wookie Under Quilt (50...

    What do you mean by, “Wookie Under Quilt (50 fill) Zero-degree Olive Green 20D Ripstop”? It’s the “50 fill” part that confuses me. I’m guessing it’s rated at 0°, but what is 50 fill?
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    I like things that need to move, to move, and...

    I like things that need to move, to move, and things that don’t need to move, to not move. So I might use a whoopie sling as a hammock ridgeline just to get the length I want dialed in. Then I’d...
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    A lot depends on what you are switching in and...

    A lot depends on what you are switching in and out. I have multiple hammocks/tarps/suspension lines. So I keep my biners on the suspension line (daisy chain) because that’s were they will be used....
  24. I searched a few threads and I haven’t found any...

    I searched a few threads and I haven’t found any rule against having TWO tarps.
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    Sticky: I don’t think there is any specific “right way”...

    I don’t think there is any specific “right way” except that your gear is covered and you’re rigged so the water will flow off the tarp rather than pool in specific spot. In a real blowy storm, I’d...
  26. The question is - do you want to have just...

    The question is - do you want to have just shock-cord or do you want to back the shock-cord up with fixed line to limit its stretch and still have a connection if it should ever break?
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    I believe the name was “Green Bean”. R.I.P. Green...

    I believe the name was “Green Bean”. R.I.P. Green Bean.
  28. I’m only 5’6” and I’m comfortable in the...

    I’m only 5’6” and I’m comfortable in the Blackbird as well has my longest/largest (BIAS Camper XL) hammock - and all in-between. But the larger hammocks need wider apart trees. So the shorter the...
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    A note on the RSBTR Bridge Hammock kit - if you...

    A note on the RSBTR Bridge Hammock kit - if you get their poles, they have larger pins than the standard RR and RutaLocura upgrades. As such, they don’t fit in some of the button hardware...
  30. >My sleeping bag didn't get hit as much by the...

    >My sleeping bag didn't get hit as much by the water but by the rain when I took it out of the tent.
    Not sure why you’d take it out of your tent in the rain instead of stuffing it your backpack. :)...
  31. > because if I ever get caught in rain with...

    > because if I ever get caught in rain with soaked gear
    burtonator - what scenario can you imagine that happening? I started out with synthetics because of the “useless when wet” concern. But...
  32. “Smart” isn’t about getting it right the first...

    “Smart” isn’t about getting it right the first time. It’s about learning from missteps. Unfortunately, the means you have to make some missteps. But as you make them and learn to be kind to yourself...
  33. Still working on it myself. It sounds like the...

    Still working on it myself. It sounds like the assumed perspective is you are constant and just the hammocks change. I’m guessing, over time, the hammocker also changes what feels good to them. So...
  34. We’ve had raccoon’s unzip food boxes. We’ve had...

    We’ve had raccoon’s unzip food boxes. We’ve had deer lift closed lids. It’s one thing to take food, but one raccoon carried a paddling bootie about 10 yards. He must have become overwhelmed by the...
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    The one in the picture seems to have a little...

    The one in the picture seems to have a little “pull” device to loosen the cord when sliding the toggle into place. I have a few generic plastic toggles of somewhat the same size. Long ago, for...
  36. Beanyray, I see that is your first post. welcome...

    Beanyray, I see that is your first post. welcome to the forum. Congratulations on finding “a keeper” so soon.

    Here’s a song for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__VQX2Xn7tI

    The first few...
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    SuperBonBon - HG has a Wide option for their top...

    SuperBonBon - HG has a Wide option for their top quilts. The main idea was for people who know they may have to go to ground and it gives more quilt to tuck into the sides. I have one and It...
  38. I use a TentCot when I know the “site” is just...

    I use a TentCot when I know the “site” is just some plan gravel rectangle at a trailhead/launch point. the tentCot weighs about 25 lbs. and packs up to about 3’ x 3’ x 6". Car camping only....
  39. Wait - were you camping alone or did you have...

    Wait - were you camping alone or did you have companions. My “friends” have been known to borrow things. Maybe that “wildlife” walked on two legs.
  40. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    The “noises” I made were when I tripped over...

    The “noises” I made were when I tripped over guylines. That issue was solved by using reflective guylines. The pleasant surprise was they only glow up when viewed from the limited direction of the...
  41. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    Back in the (tent) day … I tried a Nalgene but...

    Back in the (tent) day … I tried a Nalgene but got a square bottle so it was physically different from my round water bottles. I practiced at home to assure myself that no matter how “full” I felt, I...
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    I have the model OneClick was asking about -...

    I have the model OneClick was asking about - works great. That front panel routes the warm out-breath so your nose doesn’t freeze.
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    A few times a year, West Marine has a 40% off...

    A few times a year, West Marine has a 40% off sale - something like that - on various types of line. I’m pretty sure you can specify 1/8th or 7/64th. But sometimes they mess up in packaging - so be...
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    The read-out shows 17 meters. cougarmeat/k7nhb...

    The read-out shows 17 meters. cougarmeat/k7nhb here. LiFePO4 batteries have surely made a difference in what one can carry. There’s boaters' net on 75M in the PNW and about the East Coast of...
  45. Because the tarp and hammock (w/UQP) are...

    Because the tarp and hammock (w/UQP) are sufficient for me in the summer, I don’t use a sock then. In the winter, I’d consider a full sock - either for a GE or RR - if I felt the weather suggest it....
  46. At home, Socks-R-Us. With a bright-as-the-sun...

    At home, Socks-R-Us. With a bright-as-the-sun street light overhead and the Up-Past-Midnight neighbors with low windows, the sock gaves me - sleeping in the covered area in front of the house (but...
  47. I tried a CCF pad in a DL once. In a short while,...

    I tried a CCF pad in a DL once. In a short while, I could feel a trickle of sweat rolling down the center of my back. If I needed to use some kind of non-breathable barrier, I’d put the pad between...
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    >hen we both got in our hammocks for the first...

    >hen we both got in our hammocks for the first time there were some ominous creaking/cracking sounds :thumbup:
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    Even though there is very little, if any, “rope”...

    Even though there is very little, if any, “rope” to rope (any line, Amsteel, etc.) movement with the hammock suspension - certainly not like pulling a standard length climbing rope through nylon...
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    No, I sent it in. It wa very old - probably first...

    No, I sent it in. It wa very old - probably first generation. It always looked a little billowy to me and more importantly, to another adventurer who shuns spiders and ants, it could be touching the...
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