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    Agree. I bought the Camp Nano 23 and they work...

    Agree. I bought the Camp Nano 23 and they work great. It looks like they have shaved off another gram and they are now 22s. http://www.backcountry.com/camp-usa-nano-wire-carabiner
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    It is a very popular, (and sometimes crowded)...

    It is a very popular, (and sometimes crowded) backpacking trail. Here are a couple of links.

    http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/zaleski

    http://www.backpackohio.com/zaleski.html
  3. Welcome to the forums. I would highly recommend...

    Welcome to the forums. I would highly recommend starting by watching Shug Emery's 10 part hammocking how to videos on youtube. Here is a link to the first one.
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    I posted this a while back, but it still applies....

    I posted this a while back, but it still applies.

    Another vote for skins, for the same reasons as above. I don't use the separate stuff sack. I find that I can take the tarp in the skins, fold...
  5. Many people use partial underquilts for winter. ...

    Many people use partial underquilts for winter. I have a 20 degree phoenix that only covers my shoulders and I have never had a problem with my head or neck being cold. I always wear a hat and have...
  6. I disagree with this. If you look at how many...

    I disagree with this. If you look at how many people have WBBBs or Hennessys in their signature line, I think you will see there are a bunch of people perfectly satisfied with 10 ft hammocks. I...
  7. Here you go. I did mine like this video shows,...

    Here you go. I did mine like this video shows, worked great. Video is by the good folks at whoopieslings.com .


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyUgwyJd6IE
  8. Winner.....

    Winner.....
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    Those are some cool tarps!

    Those are some cool tarps!
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    Haven't heard of it, but it would be pretty cool...

    Haven't heard of it, but it would be pretty cool if it worked. I know people have had art done on their packcovers, both sil and cuben, so I imagine there is a way. Not sure if spray paint is the...
  11. The above posts pretty much nailed it for...

    The above posts pretty much nailed it for suspension stuff. There are a bunch of other options for tasks that don't require the strength of suspension cord. Thinks like hanging a bear bag, or...
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    I actually got the sew on, and tried them in a...

    I actually got the sew on, and tried them in a couple of different spots, but I guess I couldn't figure it out either. Since the suspension is shock cord, it moves and stretches where it wants, even...
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    I would consider splitting the difference and...

    I would consider splitting the difference and putting doors on one side. If you close that side up, you can cheat your hammock down toward that end, which will provide really good coverage, in my...
  14. Perfect. Thanks.

    Perfect. Thanks.
  15. Does anyone know what section of Wally world this...

    Does anyone know what section of Wally world this is in? I have looked around and haven't stumbled upon it.
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    I have the lawson glow wire for my tarp tie outs...

    I have the lawson glow wire for my tarp tie outs and love it. It is definitely stiffer than lash-it, and it doesn't tangle very easily. I have the orange and the lime green, because I was looking...
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    I will give you the standard new guy welcome. ...

    I will give you the standard new guy welcome. If you haven't already, watch the 10 part series on hammock hanging by Shug Emery. Well worth your time and pretty entertaining. Here is a link to...
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    [QUOTE=Richard Tipton;1440446] In the video...

    [QUOTE=Richard Tipton;1440446]

    In the video that Derek Hansen made, his loops are simply knotted. I have actual continuous loops and have never had any problem. Double looping won't hurt, but...
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    Here you go. Check out the video around the 2:00...

    Here you go. Check out the video around the 2:00 mark.

    http://theultimatehang.com/2013/07/simple-hammock-suspension-options-using-a-continuous-loop/
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    http://theultimatehang.com/2013/07/simple-hammock-...

    http://theultimatehang.com/2013/07/simple-hammock-suspension-options-using-a-continuous-loop/

    Here you go. Watch this video. Some of the reasons for the loops are shown and how you actually...
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    Hey Paul, that might be a good idea for the next...

    Hey Paul, that might be a good idea for the next how-to video on your site. :)
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    Here is another Shug video that explains the ways...

    Here is another Shug video that explains the ways to secure the tarp line to the tree. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJLBHEGQFwk . I like the method that starts around the 8:00 mark. Minimal...
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    Here you go. Here is a thread from a few months...

    Here you go. Here is a thread from a few months ago. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/102114-Any-suggestions-for-2-hammocks-under-1-tarp?highlight=weaver2469

    Also, here is the...
  24. There are plenty of great hanging spots at most...

    There are plenty of great hanging spots at most campsites, but not all. If you stop to camp early enough to be able to scout a camp or two, you will be fine. In fact, many of the camps have great...
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    This. Once I figured that out, they became easy.

    This. Once I figured that out, they became easy.
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    A couple of thoughts. First, you might try...

    A couple of thoughts. First, you might try keeping the pad inside the footbox of your quilt. Many people, including me, do it that way. I assume something about keeping the temperature of your pad...
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    Another vote for skins, for the same reasons as...

    Another vote for skins, for the same reasons as above. I don't use the separate stuff sack. I find that I can take the tarp in the skins, fold it in half, then half again, and again. This leaves...
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    I would try hanging your tarp higher, with porch...

    I would try hanging your tarp higher, with porch mode on both sides if you can swing it. I find that the noises bother me more if I can't see my surroundings. That is why I prefer tarps to tents. ...
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    We were already up, making coffee. We were on...

    We were already up, making coffee. We were on the south side of Rough Trail, just a bit east of the intersection of Rough and Rough Ridge trail. We were in a cool piney area that dropped down about...
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    In 2012 I set up in a little pine grove right...

    In 2012 I set up in a little pine grove right near the water on Basswood Lake and slept through the windiest, rainiest night I have ever spend outdoors. The lake actually had waves crashing on the...
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    It actually can be tough to find a camping spot...

    It actually can be tough to find a camping spot that is far enough away from the trail. Some trials are hemmed in by brush. In fact, a couple of years ago we found out the hard way that about half...
  32. I started my hammock camping with a BA bad/pad...

    I started my hammock camping with a BA bad/pad combo. It works very well, especially if you slightly under-inflate the pad. Many people (including myself) will eventually go for quilts, but if you...
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    I did my first ever week in the BWCA with a WBBB...

    I did my first ever week in the BWCA with a WBBB and a KAQ Jarbidge underquilt. I think the XLC is a great choice. I know there are many people who will say the separate bugnet makes more sense,...
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    I don't know the answer, but I am interested to...

    I don't know the answer, but I am interested to see what kind of responses you get. I have the same hammock and uq, with a ugo 20 degree top quilt, so we have similar setups. I have always assumed...
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    Here you go. Watch this video, then watch the...

    Here you go. Watch this video, then watch the others in the series. Many, many questions will be answered.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7NZVqpBUV0
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    I also carry one dogbone. It doesn't weigh much...

    I also carry one dogbone. It doesn't weigh much and works great. If the span is large, use the full length, if it isn't too bad, you can double it up. Here is where I got mine.
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    This........

    This........
  38. Poll: I have sewn, but I think the other major type you...

    I have sewn, but I think the other major type you didn't list was velcro.
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    Recently, Derek Hansen did a good experiment...

    Recently, Derek Hansen did a good experiment about that. Check this out. http://theultimatehang.com/2014/05/hammock-water-breaks-and-drip-lines/
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    I do it exactly like this. the cloth I use is a...

    I do it exactly like this. the cloth I use is a thin ribbon I cut out of a Shamwow. works great.
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    Except that the website specifically says the...

    Except that the website specifically says the "Best use" is for winter camping. I guess winter camping can mean different things to different people. I still consider 50 degrees to be summer...
  42. One of the forum members had this idea and...

    One of the forum members had this idea and started making them. Check this out. http://www.sheltoweehammockcompany.com/hammocks/
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    I think a lot of the problems will go away if you...

    I think a lot of the problems will go away if you use a small pillow under your knees, especially the right one. I use a stuff sack filled with my day's hiking clothing, but you can use an...
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    Agreed. I will just keep an eye on them. I like...

    Agreed. I will just keep an eye on them. I like them too much to switch back, and I only weigh 185. I figure worst case, I would occasionally have to replace the amsteel as it looks worn.
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    This is exactly how i would describe mine. I...

    This is exactly how i would describe mine. I love them, though. Super easy to adjust, etc....
  46. Dejoha just did an experiment where he showed...

    Dejoha just did an experiment where he showed that the hardware water break idea actually was not very effective, compared to a simple drip string. Check out this blog post. Pretty interesting. ...
  47. What are you using the prussics for? I switched...

    What are you using the prussics for? I switched my Hennessy to whoopies and don't use prussics for anything. (BTW, whoopies in my opinion, crush the stock Hennessy suspension.)
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    You definitely don't need a full ridgeline. If...

    You definitely don't need a full ridgeline. If you are checking out dutch's stuff, he makes some specifically designed for separate tarp lines. Tarp flyz or stingerz come to mind. I have the Tarp...
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    I saw someone else had recommended Shug's videos,...

    I saw someone else had recommended Shug's videos, but I wasn't sure if you picked up on how truly helpful they are. Start with this one and watch them all. Great way to spend an afternoon. ...
  50. Thread: Cuben Fiber

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    Several vendors make them. ...

    Several vendors make them. http://zpacks.com/accessories/dry_bags.shtml
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