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    How I hang my tarp is to put a Dutch hook (or you...

    How I hang my tarp is to put a Dutch hook (or you can use a minibiner) on one end of ridgeline (I use a double ridge line and about 10' of cord). I then put a Prussic on the length of ridgeline. ...
  2. I really like mine. I have used it over 20...

    I really like mine. I have used it over 20 nights with temps ranging from 28 degrees to the upper 50's. It has yet to disappoint me. I even put it one backwards one night, foot end at the head. ...
  3. I Have used mine for 15 nights so far. I bought...

    I Have used mine for 15 nights so far. I bought 25 feet of the Kevlar strapping and made 2- 10 foot straps to use with Cinch buckles. I use Dutch clips for around the trees. They are stained from...
  4. I prefer the warbonnet method when using lighter...

    I prefer the warbonnet method when using lighter material. I feel that it should be safer hanging from that type of gathered ends, and it is easier to change the continuous loops also.
    I have seen...
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    I use a cut down Thinlight, 3/8" pad, cut long...

    I use a cut down Thinlight, 3/8" pad, cut long enough to overlap the Yet and trim it to fit the footbox of my TQ and wrap slightly around my feet on the sides. Works very well and does not weight...
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    I have used my 3-season Yeti, no overstuff, down...

    I have used my 3-season Yeti, no overstuff, down to 28 degrees and was plenty warm. I would not hesitate to push it to lower 20's.
  7. I have some grograin ribbon sewed to cuben...

    I have some grograin ribbon sewed to cuben adhesive patches (from Z-packs) mounted to the inside of my tarp. I then just clip them to that. Keeps the wind from catching them and I don't have to...
  8. The forest service has, at least temporarily,...

    The forest service has, at least temporarily, banned the use of private drones in the Wilderness Areas, and the use of drones is inconsistent with wilderness usage. Not judging, just don't want...
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    Anyone ever make a double-layer hammock from the...

    Anyone ever make a double-layer hammock from the Argon 67? Would it be much stronger or just heavier?
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    I use both. Both work well. I have a slight...

    I use both. Both work well. I have a slight preference for the one piece. One piece is faster for me and I don't get a ball of air in the middle to have to work out. That said, a two piece makes...
  11. Unfortunately we Humans are the problem. Not...

    Unfortunately we Humans are the problem. Not everyone that goes to the back country really know what they are doing. Leave no trace should be mandatory learning before entering backcountry,...
  12. One of mine is 10' kevlar straps, Dutch clips...

    One of mine is 10' kevlar straps, Dutch clips (older, slightly heavier ones), Ti Cinch buckles with a Dutch hook on an 8" continuous loop. Both sides together in a cuben stuff sack weigh 4 3/4...
  13. I would not hang on just the end channels. I...

    I would not hang on just the end channels. I have had the end channels rip out. I like to either knot mine or use the warbonnet method to gather the ends. Otherwise, if you are under 200# and take...
  14. I use my 3-season Yeti a lot here in WV. It can...

    I use my 3-season Yeti a lot here in WV. It can get quite cold in the summer, or quite warm. I have used the Yeti in temps from 28 degrees to the 50's and was comfortable. I probably use the Yeti...
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    I am only a bit over 5' and I love my standard...

    I am only a bit over 5' and I love my standard length burrows (15 & 40 degree). Have plenty to cover up with and get all snugly in. The weight is not that much more anyway.
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    I often use a 3-season Yeti UQ and a 40 degree...

    I often use a 3-season Yeti UQ and a 40 degree burrow TQ. Have used to the mid-30s regularly. So, I would rather use a lower rated UQ and save weight on the TQ.
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    This is what I use on my first set ups. I used a...

    This is what I use on my first set ups. I used a piece of string as a water break, but then had to deal with the wet whoopies, so switched to Dutch Whoopie hooks, so I could detach my hammock and...
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    . Dobbin Grade is a right of passage :). But it...

    . Dobbin Grade is a right of passage :). But it is a beautiful trail despite the mud bog.

    Most of the trails can be muddy after rain and sometimes even if it has not rained for a while. There is...
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    Like WV says, if temps under 50, no bug net...

    Like WV says, if temps under 50, no bug net needed. If you are going anytime this week, leave the net home. Look to see what the projected temps are for Davis, WV (in Tucker Co, there are 2 Davis...
  20. Zpacks arcblast pack (20 oz fully rigged),...

    Zpacks arcblast pack (20 oz fully rigged), usually a 3-season Yeti with short pad and a 40 degree TQ comes to 28 oz (use into upper 30s). My hammock set up varies by trip. My lightest is 14 ounces...
  21. I always make sure not to have the ridgeline too...

    I always make sure not to have the ridgeline too tight in really high winds; you know the kind of wind that makes the tree tops twirl around and the trees to move away from each other. I suspect a...
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    I leave the ends the same for each trip and each...

    I leave the ends the same for each trip and each hammock; no changes once I have it dialed in. As for the main and secondary suspension, I leave them the same if using the same hammock each time. ...
  23. I am using my Ti cinch buckles with the Kevlar...

    I am using my Ti cinch buckles with the Kevlar straps. I just make sure to pull tightly on the continuous loop that goes to my hammock and make sure everything is tight. I do use a slippery half...
  24. My smallest hammock is 9' long by 56 wide & I...

    My smallest hammock is 9' long by 56 wide & I used 1.1 ripstop. It is comfortable enough. I am, however only a little over 5' tall and way under 200 pounds. One of my most comfy hammocks is a 9 1/2...
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    I do not (yet) have one of Alex's hammocks, but...

    I do not (yet) have one of Alex's hammocks, but he is a great guy. Helped me a lot with one of DIY projects.
  26. Congrats! Can't wait to see the finished...

    Congrats! Can't wait to see the finished products you two come up with.
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    Looks like a nice, relaxing, peaceful trip. ...

    Looks like a nice, relaxing, peaceful trip. Thanks for the video
  28. I will throw in an extra B-bird and should have...

    I will throw in an extra B-bird and should have an extra tarp too, just in case you don't find one.
  29. Bummer! I was looking forward to meeting you. ...

    Bummer! I was looking forward to meeting you. The name tags are kickin'!
  30. Mine is pretty tight. It lifts the unweighted...

    Mine is pretty tight. It lifts the unweighted hammock up quit a bit. I have it adjustable to easily fit hammocks of different lengths, 9 feet to 10 feet. So mine is a bit long for the short...
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    I just line the pack with a 30 gallon, heavy-duty...

    I just line the pack with a 30 gallon, heavy-duty trash bag and then put all the stuff I need to keep dry, including extra clothes, quilts and hammock in it, push out the air and compress it down. ...
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    Not even in the house shall we go to ground. ...

    Not even in the house shall we go to ground.

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  33. Been wanting to make a hammock with an integrated...

    Been wanting to make a hammock with an integrated bug net. May as well give it a try. Will be a 9 to 9 1/2 foot hammock in yellow with contrasting navy blue thread. Should be enough material left...
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    Love the cinch buckles! I just finished my...

    Love the cinch buckles! I just finished my suspension up and tested it out. 10 foot Kevlar straps, Ti cinch buckles, 8" homemade continuous loops with whoopie hooks, and old-style Dutch clips. ...
  35. Congratulations! And, thanks for the very useful...

    Congratulations! And, thanks for the very useful information. Your write up did answer a lot of my questions regarding hammock gear for a long AT hike. Very glad you posted this.
  36. Have used an UGQ 40 degree zeppelin (1 oz extra...

    Have used an UGQ 40 degree zeppelin (1 oz extra down) to 39 degrees and I was warm. I have a 40 degree burrow (1 oz extra down) that I have taken to 32 degrees (nice and warm too) and I routinely...
  37. I have used mini cloths pins that I found in the...

    I have used mini cloths pins that I found in the craft section of wally world. They work very well.
    I also like to use the longer pins with larger heads, about 1 to 2 inches for heavier and thicker...
  38. I agree that 20 degree +1 or 2 extra down. ...

    I agree that 20 degree +1 or 2 extra down. However, if you are thinking about 3, 4 or 5 extra ounces of down in the 20 degree, go with the 0 degree, it has higher baffles for the down to loft. ...
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    Just something else to put out there. When I...

    Just something else to put out there. When I first started to hang, I was lucky to be able to hang with other experienced hangers. One of those was BearChaser. He told me that, in his...
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    Worse thing for me: leaking tarp, but easily...

    Worse thing for me: leaking tarp, but easily fixed by draping my poncho over the hammock ridgeline and staking it down. Went back to sleep and slept like a baby. Also had great company on that...
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    But it will be so worth it!

    But it will be so worth it!
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    3-season Yeti is a nice UQ. Have used mine down...

    3-season Yeti is a nice UQ. Have used mine down to 28 degrees and was very warm. I am barely 5' tall. The 2/3 length UQ fits me better than the 3/4. My feet often end up creating an air gap with...
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    Order #7047 (20 degree incubator in woodland...

    Order #7047 (20 degree incubator in woodland camo) shipped today. :D
  44. Used an 8 x 10 Campmor tarp when I first started...

    Used an 8 x 10 Campmor tarp when I first started hammock hanging. I already had it. It worked quite well on my Blackbird. I could actually get the 8 x 10 closer to the top of the hammock, which...
  45. Poll: 15 degree burrow: snaps & shock cord. 40 degree...

    15 degree burrow: snaps & shock cord.
    40 degree burrow: Sewn footbox
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    I rigged up a secondary suspension on my Yeti and...

    I rigged up a secondary suspension on my Yeti and have had no issues with being cold. I think back sleeping has less chance of creating air gaps, but like you, I side sleep and hate to wake up cold....
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    I have been hanging about 8 nights per year on a...

    I have been hanging about 8 nights per year on a hammock done up this way. I just constructed a Poly D hammock with this method too. Leave plenty of room at the end for the knot to give a bit and...
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    I carry repair tape for my cuben tarp and duct...

    I carry repair tape for my cuben tarp and duct tape for other repairs. I also carry a short dynaglide whoopie sling and about 5 feet or so of Amsteel to rig an emergency suspension. I also carry...
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    At home, I store mine all over the floor in one...

    At home, I store mine all over the floor in one room, but sometimes the gear escapes to other places. Quilts and hammock are suspended a bit to get out any moisture. The tarp, if really wet is hung...
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    I have a 40 degree burrow with 1 oz extra down. ...

    I have a 40 degree burrow with 1 oz extra down. I have unintentionally used it to 32 degrees while using a 3-season Yeti UQ. I was warm without any extra layers of clothes on. I consider it a...
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