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    Here is another kit:...

    Here is another kit: http://www.tatogear.com/product/hammock-stand-kit/
  2. Good question. I have been debating whether to...

    Good question. I have been debating whether to order the blurple or rather go with navy blue. I love blue but I don't really like purple. I guess I'll give it a try.
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    That's what I do as well. Also, I thread the...

    That's what I do as well. Also, I thread the hammock ends through the shock cords, so that the uq is pulled up instead of hanging under the hammock. Works well for me.
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    Both nylon as well as polyester dry fast. Also, I...

    Both nylon as well as polyester dry fast. Also, I haven't heard of problems with wet hammock fabric here, and I'm pretty sure that many of the people on the forum are facing similar conditions as you...
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    Have you already used a hammock? Unless you use...

    Have you already used a hammock? Unless you use extra thick / warm fabric, keeping cool should not really be a problem. Brazilian hammocks are woven from cotton; I have never been in Brazil, but my...
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    Yep, HyperD XL is the only regularly available...

    Yep, HyperD XL is the only regularly available ripstop I know of, that is more than 60". I think it's probably strong enough to hold 300lbs (I seem to remember reading that it has been used with...
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    Maybe Hexon 2.4...

    Maybe Hexon 2.4?
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    http://www.hammeck.com/store.html#!/Stands/c/13535...

    http://www.hammeck.com/store.html#!/Stands/c/13535026/offset=0&sort=normal
  9. I don't think Detman is interested in advice - I...

    I don't think Detman is interested in advice - I have the impression that the post was simply a rant, although I don't really understand why. I have bought a lot of hammocks. Quite a few didn't work...
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    Yes. The hammock will only be as stretchy as the...

    Yes. The hammock will only be as stretchy as the least stretchy fabric - probably a bit less, because the other fabric takes some weight as well. In your case, the less stretchy fabric is probably...
  11. I have no experience with winter camping, but...

    I have no experience with winter camping, but since I sleep very cold, I often put a piece of Reflectix between the layers of my WBBB in addition to my 20F underquilt. So far, I haven't used...
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    I like the simple accordion-fold best, with the...

    I like the simple accordion-fold best, with the width of the individual folds about 2"-3". It seems to counteract the calf-ridge much better than other styles I have tried.

    You might also want to...
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    I do all of mine without bending back. The WB...

    I do all of mine without bending back. The WB cinch buckle loops come with the back-bend. For protection there's a shrink wrap over it. But mine come lose after a couple of uses, and I had buries...
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    Hm, 10' hammock with 11' tarp here - and the v...

    Hm, 10' hammock with 11' tarp here - and the v works perfectly for me. I have hung between trees that were about 11.5' apart, so my tarp ends were super close to the trees. In this situation, I...
  15. In the picture it looks like you're not really...

    In the picture it looks like you're not really lying diagonally. I never have anywhere near that much fabric anywhere if I don't stake out the sides - and I'm fairly short.

    In my experience, it...
  16. I think the main weight contributors in your case...

    I think the main weight contributors in your case are the ENO bug net and the ENO underquilt. The ENO itself is also not the lightest, especially when considering the short length (which might be...
  17. Me, too - but with a hammock half that heavy :(

    Me, too - but with a hammock half that heavy :(
  18. Thanks, that's interesting. I didn't know DD made...

    Thanks, that's interesting. I didn't know DD made hammocks this long. Mine definitely is a short one. If only they weren't this heavy...
  19. Just to avoid possible disappointment from...

    Just to avoid possible disappointment from potential other DD buyers: DDs are not 10' but only ~8.9' (2,70m). Check out DD's hammock chart to get all the specs. Their hammocks are not bad, but pretty...
  20. I also don't think that "being lost" in a hammock...

    I also don't think that "being lost" in a hammock is an issue. However, carrying more weight than neccessary is. I'm 5'4" and I love my 10' WBBB. I have longer hammocks (up to ~12'), but I only use...
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    Your 10' long hammock has to be hung with some...

    Your 10' long hammock has to be hung with some sag; e.g. my 10' hammock has a ridgeline length of 100" - so a 10' distance between the anchors should be fine. You should even be able to hang an 11'...
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    This is probably the most space-saving stand:...

    This is probably the most space-saving stand: http://theultimatehang.com/2012/07/portable-hammock-pipe-stand/
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    The UGQ specs can be seen here:...

    The UGQ specs can be seen here: http://undergroundquilts.com/uq/default.html#SPECS

    Both companies make top quality quilts. Both full-length uqs have a secondary suspension. Other than that:

    HG...
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    Even if you manage to sleep on your side, you...

    Even if you manage to sleep on your side, you will probably find that you need extra insulation in the torso area. The hammock will hug you - no matter how you lie. You could simply try to add some...
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    Well, I can just recommend giving it a try. I...

    Well, I can just recommend giving it a try. I didn't believe that my ridgeline was the problem, either, since I didn't see anything. But the problem went away after I started running the ridgeline...
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    I bet the ridgeline under your tarp is the...

    I bet the ridgeline under your tarp is the culprit; without drip lines the water can just run along the line. I had the exact same problem when I started out: I used to run my CLR under the tarp. I...
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    I did read the entire thread. And I agree with...

    I did read the entire thread. And I agree with silentorpheus - the secondary suspension eliminates the accordion effect even if you opt not to fix it at the end (see my highlighting in red). The...
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    If you quote, then please do it right. Here is...

    If you quote, then please do it right. Here is the complete quote, which does not equate to "you can dump the secondary suspension if you don't fix it on the head and foot end":



    I don't need...
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    I don't know how you get the idea that I dump the...

    I don't know how you get the idea that I dump the secondary suspension. On the contrary, I added a secondary suspension to all my non-HG underquilts because it's that useful. I just don't fix it on...
  30. HG underquilts are cut differentially, so...

    HG underquilts are cut differentially, so theoretically it should not be possible to compress the down. I have my Incubators set up pretty tight with no problems.

    Compared to other underquilts I...
  31. Search for "polycryo tarp"...

    Search for "polycryo tarp" - that would be another cheap alternative. And very light, too. It probably won't hold up forever, but maybe long enough until you have the funds for a nice silnylon tarp.
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    If I understand your suggestion correctly, it's a...

    If I understand your suggestion correctly, it's a slightly altered Knotty mod. This mod is different to a footbox; the footbox increases the space in the hammock (because it allows you to put your...
  33. Well, I'm 165cm and a 10' hammock works well for...

    Well, I'm 165cm and a 10' hammock works well for me. I have longer hammocks and like to use them at home, but at my size I find that other factors like width, whipping, fabric weight and stretchiness...
  34. It should be OK for one hammock; you'll have to...

    It should be OK for one hammock; you'll have to see if it's possible to cover both hammocks.

    How tall is your girlfriend? Coverage would already be better if at least one of the hammocks was a bit...
  35. Ah, that's a misunderstanding. I didn't express...

    Really?! I must be a real rare bird here, maybe taller-person hammocks is an untapped niche market..[/QUOTE]

    Ah, that's a misunderstanding. I didn't express myself very well; what I meant is, that...
  36. oliop, have you used a hammock before? Or will...

    oliop, have you used a hammock before? Or will your DIY hammock be your first hammock?

    I agree with gargoyle - 12.5' is overkill for a travel hammock. If you do a bit of reading in this forum,...
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    I have washed my hammocks in a front loading...

    I have washed my hammocks in a front loading washing machine with no problems at all. I usually use a temperature setting between 30C and 60C. I don't remove structural ridgelines or the cords at...
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    I have some ZPacks gear which has tiny cordlocks....

    I have some ZPacks gear which has tiny cordlocks. They're the size of Dutch's Mini Cord Locks, but Dutch's cord locks have much nicer oval shape. Are there really cord locks even smaller than...
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    Re UQ-venting: I'm a very cold sleeper and...

    Re UQ-venting:

    I'm a very cold sleeper and usually need my uq to be rated 10F lower than the lowest temperature I'm expecting to see. I also have never been able to sleep without insulation under...
  40. No, I think the deciding factor is stiffness (it...

    No, I think the deciding factor is stiffness (it seems to me that this is related to the weave). My best straps are pretty thin. But I guess, if you go thick enough, that would also prevent twisting.
  41. My guess is that your webbing is not suitable for...

    My guess is that your webbing is not suitable for cinch buckles. I have used different types of webbing; I bought most of it from hammock shops, but some from hardware stores. The webbing I like most...
  42. I would trust WB and JRB a lot more than Eureka...

    I would trust WB and JRB a lot more than Eureka and DD. WB and JRB are small businesses that make their own hammocks. Eureka and DD a big companies that have their hammocks produced in the Far East....
  43. No, the DD does not have spreader bars. Not the...

    No, the DD does not have spreader bars. Not the same type as a bridge hammock, anyway. You can see the difference when you look at the bottom of the hammock: a gathered end hammock will always have a...
  44. Actually, if you haven't ordered yet, I would...

    Actually, if you haven't ordered yet, I would recommend that you seriously overthink your decision. Both hammock and tarp are very short. That's why the tarp weighs less than the Superfly; it's 35cm...
  45. The DD is not a bridge hammock. It's a normal...

    The DD is not a bridge hammock. It's a normal gathered end hammock (and a very, very short one with 270cm / 8'8", especially for somebody as tall as you). If you want a bridge, you would have the...
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    I'm no expert either, and I haven't seen any...

    I'm no expert either, and I haven't seen any insulated hammocks, yet, but both the Sheltowee as well as the Bonefire hammock are double layer hammocks with the underquilt only sewn to the bottom...
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    This review at the Ultimate Hang...

    This review at the Ultimate Hang gave the impression that it's possible to vent the underquilt. From all I read, it's a nifty design. I would definitely be interested in trying an insulated hammock....
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    Are you talking about the HG Incubator? Are you...

    Are you talking about the HG Incubator? Are you sure, you set it up correctly? I use an Incubator and I don't have problems with slippage. I have used it on all types of hammocks, including HH and...
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    I have a Woodsman X, but I haven't really used it...

    I have a Woodsman X, but I haven't really used it a lot. When I get in, it feels weird. Different than all my other hammocks. I have been wondering if they made a mistake when cutting and sewing the...
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    I've had no problems with adjusting the...

    I've had no problems with adjusting the underquilt once it's set up, but hanging it from the ends inside the bug sock and getting it under the hammock is a bother - for me at least. Especially...
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