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  1. Thread: TARP IDEA

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    Side pics might help give a better idea of what...

    Side pics might help give a better idea of what you have conjured up. I'm guessing the hoop goes toward the head end. It would seem that the long tapered end, foot end?, might be subject to rain...
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    Oh no! Is this a hammock mandate? :scared: ...

    Oh no! Is this a hammock mandate? :scared:

    Good to hear that you all have mild symptoms. I hope that when I get it it will be likewise.
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    I think you stumble across the HYOH axiom. Some...

    I think you stumble across the HYOH axiom. Some hammock designs work well for some, some designs don't. Some folks could do well enough with a handkerchief stretched between two trees. While others...
  4. I've had several asym hammocks including a DH...

    I've had several asym hammocks including a DH Raven and a WBBB XLC. I've had several sym hammocks including a Chameleon, a SLD Trail Lair, and a DH Sparrow. (This doesn't include any of the 90...
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    I bought a discontinued printed Hex 1.0 at a...

    I bought a discontinued printed Hex 1.0 at a discount and use it inside of a DL Cloud 71 for the times that fabric robustness takes precedence over UL. I am also pleased with the comfort.
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    Dittos what Charlotte had to say. There is/was a...

    Dittos what Charlotte had to say. There is/was a Swede with the handle Redearmedia that use to post some very nice pictures of his camping adventures with his family in Sweden. Plus, another Swede...
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    For consideration: When I lived in Bozeman and...

    For consideration:

    When I lived in Bozeman and had a garage I would suspend a pole (sections of camo netting military poles) from the garage trusses. You might be able to do something similar by...
  8. Personally, I found the bridge I owned, WBRR,...

    Personally, I found the bridge I owned, WBRR, provided more squeeze than my Hammocktent 90 degree hammocks. The bridge was off to a new home. 90 degree hammocks are not easy to find. I believe if...
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    Not really difficult at all. Why take a look at...

    Not really difficult at all. Why take a look at me. I did it. Surely someone with a name as extravagant as oxtopheryames could do it with one brain lobe tied behind his/her back. I suspect most...
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    The best to you and your grandsons on your...

    The best to you and your grandsons on your enterprise endeavors.
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    I have both the Black Rock and a Feathered...

    I have both the Black Rock and a Feathered Friends hood that I picked up off ebay for not much. The FF just happens to be the same model as one of my FF parkas, so now I have a back up hood too. ...
  12. You have an excellent point! :lol: Advise...

    You have an excellent point! :lol: Advise steering clear of ID, MT, and WY!:scared:
  13. Ah, yes. The Winds. The glory days when you...

    Ah, yes. The Winds. The glory days when you couldn't keep this dog on the porch. Haystack and Wolf's Head.
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    My first foray into GEs was a DH Raven. The...

    My first foray into GEs was a DH Raven. The Raven was very nice. But when I picked up a Sparrow it was superb and definitely a notch above. So the Raven went to a new home. I've had several top...
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    I've shared the pain:laugh:

    I've shared the pain:laugh:
  16. Very nice trip report. I have a collection of...

    Very nice trip report. I have a collection of topo images and satellite images of the B-WC wilderness as pre-planning for foray. Mostly planned around circumnavigating Castle Peak and a hike up the...
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    Infrastellar: "Okay kids, who wants to go camping...

    Infrastellar: "Okay kids, who wants to go camping with me in the rain?"

    Kids: "Naw Dad. We would like to, but I think we've have some others things to do that just came up."

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  18. Great news! Another cottage hammock entrepreneur...

    Great news! Another cottage hammock entrepreneur is born. This one in Sweden!

    There was another fellow from Sweden with the nickname of Redearmedia that took some really nice photographs. ...
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    I think that was probably me and my experience...

    I think that was probably me and my experience with the Chicom knockoffs. I contested the item via Paypal and received a full refund plus the GE netted hammock. I offered it and a RBTR hammock for...
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    Nice looking and solid machine you have there. ...

    Nice looking and solid machine you have there. Hooooskavarna and Vikings have a good reputation for being reliable machines. You have a real advantage living in Sweden if something needs repair.
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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...
  24. 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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  31. 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...
  33. 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...
  41. 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?
  42. 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:
  43. 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...
  46. 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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