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    Currently own 5 hammocks, 2 with integrated bug...

    Currently own 5 hammocks, 2 with integrated bug nets, 3 gathered-end. I should quit but... ya know... I've never tried a bridge hammock...

    Wanna talk suspension systems?
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    Curious; why the single layer requirement? That...

    Curious; why the single layer requirement? That is your limiting requirement, is that negotiable?
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    I own several hammocks but my "Go to" hammock is...

    I own several hammocks but my "Go to" hammock is my Wilderness Logics Lite Owl. The version to suit your size is the Night Owl; advertised to support 400#.
    ...
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    Gresh, I've been where you're are now. I...

    Gresh,

    I've been where you're are now. I completed a full-time, 4 year program with a newborn and a 5 year old (4 and 9 when I graduated). I worked part-time, overnights to maintain health...
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    Unlikely to be the same folks shopping for...

    Unlikely to be the same folks shopping for titanium hammock accessories.
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    Any chance we could have the TOS amended to...

    Any chance we could have the TOS amended to include: "No whining about the 50 post rule!" ? ;)
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    Lark's Head hitch works best for me.

    Lark's Head hitch works best for me.
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    I've always been BIAS curious. I'm in!

    I've always been BIAS curious. I'm in!
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    The one potential consequence of whoopie sling...

    The one potential consequence of whoopie sling connected directly to the hammock is that rainwater could run down the suspension and soak the ends of your hammock. I used to have my whoopies on my...
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    Girl, 11, killed when tree falls on tent at...

    Girl, 11, killed when tree falls on tent at Devil's Lake State Parkhttp://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/girl-11-killed-when-tree-falls-on-tent-at-devils-lake-state-park-b99281989z1-261434411.html
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  11. Thread: Deja vu

    by OCDave
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    Deja vu

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    Watching a seasonal television show "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" with my boys tonight. While supposedly the origin story of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, I can't help feeling like I have seen...
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    I prefer to pee standing up. If nature's call...

    I prefer to pee standing up. If nature's call also happens to provide me the opportunity to take in a view of the stars, even better.

    A personal goal of mine is to delay the need for any device...
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    I have both. I only use the cinch buckles when...

    I have both. I only use the cinch buckles when car camping or in my back yard. If I am carrying my equipment, I choose smaller and lighter.

    Good Luck
  14. It seems your issue is more a guy-line than a...

    It seems your issue is more a guy-line than a stake issue. Switch to something w/higher visibility. I like Z-line from ZPacks.
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    I just received a DutchWare PolyD 11" Hammock and...

    I just received a DutchWare PolyD 11" Hammock and a set of speed hooks. Considering the ease of set-up, reasonable cost and comfort I can't imagine a better set-up for a beginner, a loaner or a...
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    Ahh..that one where Shug did that thing that was...

    Ahh..that one where Shug did that thing that was really funny. I loved that one. Or, that other one when he used a funny accent. That was great.
  17. I have the luxury of having used about 1/2 dozen...

    I have the luxury of having used about 1/2 dozen different tarps including my HG Standard CF w/doors. When packing for a trip the first tarp I reach for is always my Warbonnet Superfly. As someone...
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    If your whoopies no longer function properly, yes...

    If your whoopies no longer function properly, yes cut them off and make yourself a new set. Life is too short to waste on non-cooperative whoopies.
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    Have you seen these: ...

    Have you seen these: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/896815477/the-elevated-movement-custom-recycled-beautiful-ha

    Credit to Forum member Gresh for originally posting this here ...
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    I put 6' tie-outs on one side and 10' tie-outs on...

    I put 6' tie-outs on one side and 10' tie-outs on the other. Using 1.5mm Z-line from ZPacks. This has always done everything I needed.

    Good Luck
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    I would consider buying an used underquilt. ...

    I would consider buying an used underquilt. With respect to Topquilt or sleeping bag, I'll always buy new, otherwise it would seem like I'm cuddling with strangers
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    The oft repeated washing machine suggestion...

    The oft repeated washing machine suggestion hardly seems worth the time and effort. Crumpling a ground cloth sized piece of Tyvek by hand until suitably quiet takes 10 minutes or less. Save time,...
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    WRONG. Per ECON 101 the true cost is what you...

    WRONG. Per ECON 101 the true cost is what you would have otherwise done with $1490. So...it really only cost you a small tent and a couple of sleeping bags. Excellent purchase decision on your...
  24. Perhaps there could be a qualifier similar to...

    Perhaps there could be a qualifier similar to posting For Sale items. Requiring a minimum post count or duration of membership would increase the likelihood that the offended individual would gain...
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    I wish I had said that. Kudos to you SilverSurfr

    I wish I had said that. Kudos to you SilverSurfr
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    It seems like an explaination from the mods would...

    It seems like an explaination from the mods would be most appropriate. Why are you asking them to Not comment?
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    You might consider spending your first night at...

    You might consider spending your first night at Jay Cooke State Park. I haven't been back yet but, I have heard the swinging bridge is back in service. Get up early and finish the drive after...
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    I'm a whoppie hooker!

    I'm a whoppie hooker!
  29. Thumbs down. I am an independent thinker and you...

    Thumbs down. I am an independent thinker and you should be also. Does it matter what someone else thinks of your post?
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    Dutch, You are too kind. Thanks for the...

    Dutch,

    You are too kind.

    Thanks for the smile
  31. Thread: tying out tarp

    by OCDave
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    What you have is ideal. I use the 1.5 mm Zline...

    What you have is ideal. I use the 1.5 mm Zline on my tarps. Never tangles and holds a tautline hitch.
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    Really?!? You actually typed that out, read it...

    Really?!? You actually typed that out, read it and posted it for the world to see? Good luck with that.

    I have purchased my FINAL piece of outdoor gear about 243 times. You will NEVER be done.
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    I have 2 sets and plan on ordering a 3rd. My...

    I have 2 sets and plan on ordering a 3rd. My impression of her mesh sleeves is they are the perfect balance between light and durable.
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    SF is a big tarp. It can be difficult to wrangle...

    SF is a big tarp. It can be difficult to wrangle in breezy conditions or you might not necessarily want to have it fully deployed on a clear calm night.

    Get Mountain Goat to make you a set of...
  35. Absolutely! I started with an ENO DN. Still...

    Absolutely! I started with an ENO DN. Still very comfortable, more so than sleeping on the ground. However, I would sleep so soundly that I wouldn't notice that increasingly uncomfortable shoulder...
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    That makes sense. My visit was to Houston -...

    That makes sense. My visit was to Houston - Galveston area.
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    humer91, I am fairly unfamiliar with Texas. I...

    humer91,

    I am fairly unfamiliar with Texas. I visited one time, for less than one week, in August. That was nearly 30 years ago but, I still remember it as Hell w/humidity. I don't know how...
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    I own both 40* and 20* HG Incubators. I really...

    I own both 40* and 20* HG Incubators. I really only need the 20* in the Winter months. The 40* takes me down into the low 30's. It is notably smaller when packed. Unless you were planning to camp...
  39. Thread: Tarp lines?

    by OCDave
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    I leave everything attached. Rather than...

    I leave everything attached.

    Rather than folding your tarp consider snake skins from Mountain Goat. I use them on all my tarps; just roll the lines in and slip on the sleeves.

    ...
  40. Sometimes I hang with just my tree straps,...

    Sometimes I hang with just my tree straps, sometimes tree straps + whoopie slings. Sometimes I don't use my tarp but, I'd never argue that tarpless was superior.
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    I've done the same. No problems to date, nor do...

    I've done the same. No problems to date, nor do I anticipate any.



    My 1.75mm is Lash-it. My Zing-it is 2.2mm. Could the difference of coating make the line stiffer? I have less b problem...
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    Personally, I do not find 1.75mm Lash-it to be...

    Personally, I do not find 1.75mm Lash-it to be very useful. I splice small continuous loops to use Prusik knotted on 2.2mm Zing-it SRL, I splice loops on to my aluminum shaft toggles and I splice...
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    Considering the time and dollars you are...

    Considering the time and dollars you are investing in this endeavor, it seems reasonable, even practical, to explore a different hammock. You mention taking steps to avoid shoulder squeeze; this...
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    Not in my experience. I have made 3 separate...

    Not in my experience. I have made 3 separate purchases without issue.

    Hope it works out for you.
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    I do my best to have bug-dope, sun screen, sweat...

    I do my best to have bug-dope, sun screen, sweat and dirt off before climbing into my hammock out of concern for premature wear. I have been carrying action wipes http://actionwipes.com/ They are...
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    +1 Tree straps are about the cheapest item I...

    +1 Tree straps are about the cheapest item I carry. I even have more $$ invested in my tent stakes than my tree straps.
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    kc_joe, If you can't find what you need in...

    kc_joe,

    If you can't find what you need in stock at a boating supply shop, you might try an Arborist supply store. While I typically have to order Amsteel, Lash-it, Zing-it and Dynaglide are...
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    I consider the cost of a dog-sitter or kennel to...

    I consider the cost of a dog-sitter or kennel to be part of the vacation. While I enjoy the company of my dog, having her along would really interfere with getting the most out of the trip.

    I...
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    Thank you octothorpesarus! This helps me a great...

    Thank you octothorpesarus! This helps me a great deal.
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    Can I disable spell check or auto-correct?

    I am not a great typist. I use four fingers and never lift my eyes from the keyboard. I use my back-space button frequently. However, I am of an age that good spelling was stressed in grammar...
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