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    I had a Wooki that I used with WBBB XLC and a...

    I had a Wooki that I used with WBBB XLC and a symetrical DH Sparrow. Very, very nice UQ. I happened on to a Cedar Ridge Outdoors XL UQ on FS Forum. I use my hammocks for lounging, watching...
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    Wow, you can teach an Old Dog new tricks. I was...

    Wow, you can teach an Old Dog new tricks. I was not familiar with the McCarthy and will give it a try. Albeit the cord needs to be long enough. I've trucker hitches for lashing down loads on...
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    My sister turned me on to the Berninas. Since my...

    My sister turned me on to the Berninas. Since my grandparents and families immigrated from Switzerland we have to admit a bias for the Berninas. Her 830 broke and because of some flooding the parts...
  4. KISS. Over the years I've used a variety of...

    KISS. Over the years I've used a variety of tent, tarp, and fly tie out knots. However in the end it seems more likely than not, or knot, I default to a clove hitch on a bight. Probably an...
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    A couple days ago I say an ebay posting for a...

    A couple days ago I say an ebay posting for a Haventent. It was so high priced that I checked it out. Then I saw that it was located in Japan and I understood why they were asking double what I...
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    +2 on Hutzelbein's comments. I have a DH Sparrow...

    +2 on Hutzelbein's comments. I have a DH Sparrow and the workmanship is top notch. I use it all the time for my "couch" and sometimes for truck camping as it is a DL Hex2.2, as I wanted it to be...
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    Is that a morel mushroom under all those flies?...

    Is that a morel mushroom under all those flies? If so they know what a treat they have located. Here is a wonderful batch I was blessed with in 2018 following the fires up Bass Creek.
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    Super nice project and beautiful work. I just...

    Super nice project and beautiful work. I just finished my second 90 degree hammock project and it took a lot of sewing and stringing suspension lines. Therefore, I have some first hand...
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    I just stuck the second hammock inside the first,...

    I just stuck the second hammock inside the first, loosened up the gather on the outside hammock so that I could push the inside hammock CL through the gather. Since they are the same make hammock...
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    Over in the Cloud .71 I relate my experience and...

    Over in the Cloud .71 I relate my experience and reasoning with taking a Chameleon Hex 1.0 and doing what you are talking about with a Chameleon Cloud.
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  11. Oh, those doors. I was going to say you put the...

    Oh, those doors. I was going to say you put the platter on the record player and find out what an incredible group The Doors were. At least that what I thought back in 1969 and even to this day. ...
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    I truly found a blessing when I located this 930....

    I truly found a blessing when I located this 930. I finished the hammock and tested it out and I'm exceedingly glad on how it turned out. I have some bindings that I need to add to the head and...
  13. Perhaps that silicone tape that bonds to itself. ...

    Perhaps that silicone tape that bonds to itself. Or "Rigging Tape" does the same thing. If you try this let us know if it works out for you.
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    I have truly been impressed by the performance of...

    I have truly been impressed by the performance of the Bernina 930. I love being able to put it on the slower speed setting and pound away. Cross my fingers, but it has not missed a beat, broke a...
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    Personally I like DLs. The reasons are, First...

    Personally I like DLs. The reasons are, First off I like to have the option of using an inflatable insulated pad between the layers. I started hammocking using a pad and I like to retain that...
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    Another round of gorgeous pictures. The family...

    Another round of gorgeous pictures. The family that hammocks together.....builds such wonderful memories together.
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    For those who are concerned about the integrity...

    For those who are concerned about the integrity of their clouds I have a suggestion. I have a DL Cloud. I came across a blemished Hexon 1.0 printed Chameleon at a reduced price and thought I would...
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    If I was lucky enough to be shopping for one, I...

    If I was lucky enough to be shopping for one, I think I would go with the snap in. You can remove the UQ to clean or dry. Currently I am sleeping indoors in hammocks without any insulation because...
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    Hmmm, I think I learned this from back in my...

    Hmmm, I think I learned this from back in my construction days. And not the easy way :laugh:
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    Is this true? I am aware of one vendor who seems...

    Is this true? I am aware of one vendor who seems to specialize in doing just this, and then capitalizing on brand recognition for market share. That is, knock offs of other vendor's basic design on...
  21. Unique piece of country. Looked like a beautiful...

    Unique piece of country. Looked like a beautiful trip at exactly the right time of year. Thanks for sharing. Were the mountain bikers bikepacking through the Centennial or out for a shorter trip?
  22. That is a really cool idea, i.e. hanging upside...

    That is a really cool idea, i.e. hanging upside down so the hammock provides shade :laugh:
  23. Although I'm confident the Cloud71 fabric is...

    Although I'm confident the Cloud71 fabric is stout enough to hold me, my primary concern is inadvertently snagging it resulting in a run -> rip. Last week I bumped into a discounted printed...
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    Since it isn't fact unless there is a pic :laugh:...

    Since it isn't fact unless there is a pic :laugh: I took a video of the hammock, my first foray into hammock sewing, today and clipped a frame. This was my first prototype I made back in February,...
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    Early this spring I made several hammocks similar...

    Early this spring I made several hammocks similar to this design. Albeit there are also some substantial differences between your model and the prototypes I made. Although the theory behind my...
  26. Another round of gorgeous pictures from what...

    Another round of gorgeous pictures from what looks like a great trip. Is that a Cloud71 WBRR? I've started using a DL Chameleon Cloud71 this spring for my UL GE hammock. My wife was originally...
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    Welcome to HF and all the wonderful advice. We...

    Welcome to HF and all the wonderful advice. We will look forward to hearing about your experiences with the Haven XL!
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    I agree. I've had a AHD Ridgecreek from my WBRR...

    I agree. I've had a AHD Ridgecreek from my WBRR days and currently use it with a Hammocktent90. It may not be the best choice for backpacking due to the higher bulk over down, but for many uses,...
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    I use an Arrowhead Designs Ridgecreek or a HG...

    I use an Arrowhead Designs Ridgecreek or a HG Phoenic. Mainly because that is what I had from the time I owned a WB Ridgerunner hammock. But that isn't critical, it is just what I had. ...
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    I wanted to comment on an ongoing process that a...

    I wanted to comment on an ongoing process that a few of you are aware of.

    History in a nutshell: About 2.5 years ago I developed a modified Hammocktent 90 that I approached Luke with. He was...
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    Chili for supper?

    Chili for supper?
  32. This is some really cool information. Thanks. I...

    This is some really cool information. Thanks. I have several Feathered Friends items, and one Western Mountaineering bag, that I want to take care of, for me anyways which probably leaves much to...
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    A couple of months ago I picked up a Bernina 930...

    A couple of months ago I picked up a Bernina 930 that was just over in Bozeman for $250 shipped (an ebay BIN) to replace the Pfaff 360. They offered returns and since BZN is close I figured it was...
  34. I too wish I had been aware of the multiple...

    I too wish I had been aware of the multiple benefits of Adventure Cycling years ago. Regarding the hitch set up. The Burley/rack hitch is highly reputed and recommended over the seat post mounted...
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    Sauteed young nettles are delicious too. But...

    Sauteed young nettles are delicious too. But someone might steal them ;-) My sister actually said that she "would kill" for the nettle dish I sent her a photo of earlier this spring. I had a...
  36. Thanks, here is another trailer I put together. ...

    Thanks, here is another trailer I put together. For a hammock tarp I used a 10x12 silnylon that I have had for years. I just didn't feel comfortable using a CF Winter Palace and leaving it at the...
  37. Bike Travel Weekend with Chameleon Cloud 71

    Once again Adventure Cycling's Bike Travel Weekend rolled around. Gorgeous weather this year with a middle of the night thunderstorm on Thursday and light showers on Saturday evening and night. ...
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    Slick and simple idea with many uses.

    Slick and simple idea with many uses.
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    Yes, you are right about the V2. Luke built some...

    Yes, you are right about the V2. Luke built some lift into the V2.
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    I can commiserate with your misfortune. Decades...

    I can commiserate with your misfortune. Decades ago when I was a pup our apartment got burgled too. We didn't have much worth taking, but lost a ring and minor things that I can't remember. The...
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    I've inflated pads numerous times standing up,...

    I've inflated pads numerous times standing up, e.g. with the pad in the back of the pickup or in a hammock. Even did so a couple of times this past weekend. Works fine, if you can chew gum and walk...
  42. Nice, thanks for sharing. One huge advantage...

    Nice, thanks for sharing.

    One huge advantage of hammock camping; chili is a permissible food item.

    Never heard of Chaga before.
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    I have installed a longer ridge line on several...

    I have installed a longer ridge line on several of my hammocks, i.e. DH Sparrow, WBBB XLC, DH Raven, and SLD Trail Lair. I use a whoopie so that I can find the sweet spot (it also works to add a CL...
  44. Among a host of others, I have an Evozote type...

    Among a host of others, I have an Evozote type CCF that reputed to be the best CCF material. It stays wonderfully in place in a DL hammock. However, as others have noted does tend toward more...
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    It looks like you have the general idea. The...

    It looks like you have the general idea. The loops below the figure eight are about 1/4-3/8 inch at the head end of the hammock. The ones at the thigh to the lower calves start at 3/8", get...
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    1) I mark the very bottom of the suspension loop....

    1) I mark the very bottom of the suspension loop. 2) Some of the strands do not have a figure 8, only the ones I want to shorten, i.e. starting at the top 2-9 under the head end and 12-16 under my...
  47. Banff Film Festival 2020 plug...yes there is hammock camping ;-)

    I have been fortunate to attend the Winter World Tour in a number of places I've lived and worked over the years. The Chinese virus put the kabosch on the 2020 tour, but they resorted to putting a...
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    I have used double tripods constructed of the...

    I have used double tripods constructed of the aluminum camo netting poles previously. Then I happened across a couple of the pipe stands similar to the OP pics for $5 apiece at a local building...
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    Gee whiz, I have not found passing braided...

    Gee whiz, I have not found passing braided dyneema through itself and then burying the end not all that difficult if it is of sufficient diameter to work with. An adjustable whoopie ridge line isn't...
  50. I advise against the synmat 5. Unless they have...

    I advise against the synmat 5. Unless they have changed the design, the 5 series does not have the outer tubes insulated. Yes, I know that is completely dumb. Regarding partial inflation and R...
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