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  1. Prior to posting or uploading pic, edit and crop...

    Prior to posting or uploading pic, edit and crop photo. Too long (pixel width and length) causes system to rotate.
    You can edit post>delete photo > reload new cropped photo>save edit>repost...if it...
  2. Can’t wait to hear of the first person who sits...

    Can’t wait to hear of the first person who sits into their wookie!:scared:

    Perhaps the rubber band will give way first?
  3. Has anyone broken their shockcord on a quilt? I...

    Has anyone broken their shockcord on a quilt?
    I donít recall that happening? So adjustability still remains, right?

    Vendors use shockcord to fit the many, many body types of the end users.
    If...
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    If you get a Sardine citation, we’ll chip in....

    If you get a Sardine citation, we’ll chip in. Hate to see you flounder over a few clams. Sounds like a fishy rule to me?

    What other foods are banned at BWCA?
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    How long are your poles? Width of spread at the...

    How long are your poles? Width of spread at the bottom?
    Sometimes you’ll need to customize the hammock suspension with just continuous loops or loops of webbing larksheaded on to get a the proper...
  6. A Clark is a special hammock. Due to its net...

    A Clark is a special hammock. Due to its net supports, the “ridge line grab” isn’t applicable.
    Lots of other details vary on a Clark. So take any standard hammock info with a grain of salt.
    Some...
  7. Thread: HENNESSY FOLD

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    That’s sounds like terrible fabric. Coated...

    That’s sounds like terrible fabric. Coated would’ve been a sweat box.
    I wouldn’t blame the whipping technique on failure. Not all fabrics are created to support body weight.
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    Stay safe!

    Stay safe!
  9. Rope on rope abrasion may be a concern? Keeping...

    Rope on rope abrasion may be a concern?
    Keeping the 3-point connection tight while packed is a concern.
    And any connection point (buckle, ring etc.) acts as a water break.

    If none of those...
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    Clean bed clothes. Especially socks! I went...

    Clean bed clothes.
    Especially socks! I went barefoot and snagged a jagged nail into my quilt.:scared:

    Once your home, a wet washcloth can wipe away any grime.
    Always air out your kit (quilts,...
  11. Thread: Mold on tarp

    by gargoyle
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    Clean, treat and dry the tarps. Ol’ Mr....

    Clean, treat and dry the tarps.
    Ol’ Mr. Sunshine does a good job also. Hang it out and let the UV kill it. Clean and air out the stuff sack as well.

    Also take a close look at your storage/gear...
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    Winter = no mosquitoes. But you can do your tie...

    Winter = no mosquitoes.
    But you can do your tie outs at the ridge line like you asked
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    Underquilt protector?

    Underquilt protector?
  14. Thread: Pad question

    by gargoyle
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    It’s plastic. Airtight. It doesn’t breathe. It...

    It’s plastic. Airtight.
    It doesn’t breathe.
    It will be a potential for condensation.
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    6ft wide is plenty, IMO. Anything wider becomes a...

    6ft wide is plenty, IMO. Anything wider becomes a struggle to exit..
    These are long hammocks, so check room dimensions and ceiling height to ensure the hammock will fit and hang at a comfortable...
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    DIY wookie

    DIY wookie
  17. I’m Shug approved I’ll will rest my case....

    I’m Shug approved
    I’ll will rest my case. :shades:
    Maybe Shug can do a video.
  18. Skip the doo-dads Tie a marlin hitch in the...

    Skip the doo-dads
    Tie a marlin hitch in the line, insert the tent stake as the spike, pull tight and stab the tent stake into the ground.
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    No pics?! C’mon Okies...?

    No pics?!
    C’mon Okies...?
  20. Doors are options. How you use them is up to you....

    Doors are options. How you use them is up to you. Whether itís a hex/cat cut or a rectangle, you will need to tie them closed somehow. So where youíre getting the time difference is beyond me?
    ...
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    Your grass is so green. :laugh: Good job on your...

    Your grass is so green. :laugh:
    Good job on your build.
  22. 173315 ^looks like raincap to that grey teepee.

    173315
    ^looks like raincap to that grey teepee.
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    Synthetic or down? Sub zero? -20 or -50?...

    Synthetic or down?
    Sub zero? -20 or -50?
    Either way the quilts be HUGE!
    RSBTR has what you need. Or Dutch. Either of those folks can help.
    Down = LOTS.
    Smurf has this worksheet to figure some...
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    CCF promotes condensation, so it may add to your...

    CCF promotes condensation, so it may add to your cold butt.
    Try some fleece shorts or stack a mini quilt?
    Heat packs and the hot water bottle should help also.
    Is there a chance your quilts...
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    Make a drawstring channel and tack it on the hem...

    Make a drawstring channel and tack it on the hem of the quilt.
    If it works the way you think, stitch it permanently.

    If it’s a fail it could be removed easily with little or no harm.
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    +1

    +1
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    I do not make them any more. I still use mine. ...

    I do not make them any more.
    I still use mine.
    The Ogee design is 3 season for most.
    If you got any questions feel free to ask.
  28. No snow....at least itíll be easier to find the...

    No snow....at least itíll be easier to find the keys.
    :lol:
  29. Very nice, keep us updated on the foam, please. ...

    Very nice, keep us updated on the foam, please.

    Sharp corners of those post wear on the straps quickly. Whittle down those edges and sand smooth.
  30. Start at home, either with a stand or wall...

    Start at home, either with a stand or wall attached hang location. Indoors, you will not need a tarp, one less fiddle factor. A lot of us have an indoor set up. I can not recommend this enough for...
  31. The FT poncho works. I modified one with...

    The FT poncho works. I modified one with grosgrain loops to allow it be strung up as a UQP.

    It is best to allow the quilts to breathe but itís also good to keep the rain off. HYOH.
    The FT poncho...
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    Dutch Elf is easier on the eyes.

    Dutch Elf is easier on the eyes.
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    Get well soon Bonsai. PS- your PM folder is...

    Get well soon Bonsai.
    PS- your PM folder is full...prolly all the well wishers.
  34. Thread: Tarp skirt

    by gargoyle
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    I've done this with a diy sil poncho. I added a...

    I've done this with a diy sil poncho. I added a few webbing loops to the poncho, which were appropriately spaced to match tarp.
    It works great.
  35. Wider spaced supports. A bridge suspension likes...

    Wider spaced supports.
    A bridge suspension likes a flatter angle. You may need to find some trees to hang from?
  36. The person next to you snores. And it sounds...

    The person next to you snores.
    And it sounds like a bear...:scared:
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    Where in Michigan?

    Where in Michigan?
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    Oleary Labs. Always cutting edge.

    Oleary Labs. Always cutting edge.
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    Is hexcam available on sil or sil/poly? Very...

    Is hexcam available on sil or sil/poly?
    Very cool RSBTR!!
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    Yes I do Experiences have been that the gasket...

    Yes I do
    Experiences have been that the gasket gets compressed the very first time. Prolonged/Extended use will do damage that will be permanent.
    I tried driplines and wider straps etc to...
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    The strap compresses the door gaskets. In a rain,...

    The strap compresses the door gaskets. In a rain, this will leak, as the strap wicks (I've tried them all), the water has an easy way in.
    Dry weather hanging, you're okay.
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    Slack pack. I'll drive the van.

    Slack pack. I'll drive the van.
  43. Mount a stand to the dock.

    Mount a stand to the dock.
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    That tarp is so cool. Donna, how about a...

    That tarp is so cool.
    Donna, how about a tutorial?
    PS- That's a lot of seam sealing !!
  45. Hang a mini baby hammock from the two ridge lines...

    Hang a mini baby hammock from the two ridge lines of the Chimera. Should be a solution?
  46. The Chimera is a great hammock. Plenty of room...

    The Chimera is a great hammock.
    Plenty of room for a kid in the middle.
    Only problem I see is gravity pushing the adults towards the center.
  47. Thread: Sleeve Sack

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    Nice work papa and crew.

    Nice work papa and crew.
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    Looks good Katt. Dedicated lady lol. You will...

    Looks good Katt.
    Dedicated lady lol. You will hear that one for a long time...
  49. There is no movement in the CL once it is cinched...

    There is no movement in the CL once it is cinched down and set. You'll be fine.
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    I cut my pad in half, making two 36" long...

    I cut my pad in half, making two 36" long sections. By turning one section 90* you get the width at the shoulders most are looking for. Think fat 'T'
    Also at the shorter length, the pad is more...
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