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  1. Grrr... leaving it on the trail — double bummer!...

    Grrr... leaving it on the trail — double bummer! Well maybe somebody else is enjoying it. :shades:

    So far it's the only filter that has earned a permanent spot on my gear list.
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    I concur that the specs look very impressive for...

    I concur that the specs look very impressive for that tarp. Cordage for ridge and guy lines is going to add about 3-4 oz so the total will come in right around a pound, which ain't half bad! :laugh:
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    Ah, okay... that makes a lot of sense regarding...

    Ah, okay... that makes a lot of sense regarding the wraps. Yep, 3 wraps is starting to get a bit problematic if up/down adjustment is needed.
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    Looks as if you've been doing the right thing all...

    Looks as if you've been doing the right thing all along. It has given me some food for thought, at least. :cool:

    Funny thing, when I was playing with the other single wrap and V adjustment and so...
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    I would like to hear your perspective about how...

    I would like to hear your perspective about how such a long journey with so much time in the hills changes your outlook (or maybe it doesn't?) when you get back to 'civilization' and working life.
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  6. Also a question... you mentioned something about...

    Also a question... you mentioned something about the BeFree filter and I'm not sure if you meant you couldn't find it for the trip or if it quit working for some reason. Is yours still working OK or...
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    They worked great with the recommended Dutch...

    They worked great with the recommended Dutch Spider-Poly straps.

    However I was still in the experimental/learning phase at that point and I moved on to something else that was less bulky and...
  8. Beautiful video, and the drone footage is...

    Beautiful video, and the drone footage is stunning! Makes me think of the Aerial America shows on Smithsonian channel... I really appreciate how stable it was in those obviously high winds! There's...
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    No worries. :cool: Yes, I saw the other thread...

    No worries. :cool:

    Yes, I saw the other thread about buckles but I didn't comment there because I have almost no experience with them except for Beetle Buckles which I used for a short while.
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    I just read back through every post in this...

    I just read back through every post in this thread, and while I'm sorry that you feel the way that you do I just don't see the justification for it.

    As with many threads, enthusiastic proponents...
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    That's what Dutch recommends for the Dutch Clip....

    That's what Dutch recommends for the Dutch Clip.


    https://youtu.be/uWFmbxXQG9o

    For me, it makes it awkward to also align the tarp ridge line off to the side so I'll continue centering the...
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    Ha! Thanks for figuring that out. :cool: I...

    Ha! Thanks for figuring that out. :cool: I actually do love graphs... after someone else has done the heavy lifting to crunch the numbers.

    Yeah, I think those webbing ratings are all 'straight'...
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    I've read about this technique and have used it a...

    I've read about this technique and have used it a couple of times when I had to use an Amsteel dog bone to extend the strap. Not sure how much good it does, but the same thing can be done with the...
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    Empirically, perhaps one could make a rough,...

    Empirically, perhaps one could make a rough, direct measurement using a luggage scale to tug the straps right where they contact the tree. With somebody in the hammock, of course. Which would require...
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    I agree completely with this perspective; I...

    I agree completely with this perspective; I sometimes feel that folks abandon things a little (or far!) too quickly. But it isn't just knots... people seem struggle with various hardware bits and...
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    Not sure that I do, however if one is worried...

    Not sure that I do, however if one is worried about strap pressure on the tree there's less of it with the V than there is when a knot, Evo loop or other hardware is cinched right up to the tree.
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    Haha! Probably won't switch but I like to play...

    Haha! Probably won't switch but I like to play with this stuff because I never know what I might be missing! But even if I don't use it, it's nice to file away in my noggin. I'm sure I've stolen at...
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    One picture being worth 1K words... here's 2K...

    One picture being worth 1K words... here's 2K :laugh: To maintain the V config, however, requires a fixed knot and not an Evo loop, slipped buntline or other sliding friction knot. Bowline would be...
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    Correct, just a V at the tree end. I'll do some...

    Correct, just a V at the tree end. I'll do some pics when I get a round tuit. :)

    I thought I was done experimenting but I reckon I'm not!
  20. I agree on the UQ rating... it should at least...

    I agree on the UQ rating... it should at least match or exceed expected ambient temperatures.

    However, for more than 30 years I have been using down parka and down pants to supplement a...
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    Welcome! And I have to say the title grabbed...

    Welcome!

    And I have to say the title grabbed me... in a "OH, NO!!!" kinda way! :scared: Pretty tough way to exit this world, with several tons of cactus piled upon you!

    Yes, even in AZ, even at...
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    I've been using 10' straps for a while but might...

    I've been using 10' straps for a while but might have to re-think this if I'm going to multi-wrap *and* make a longer V!

    Or maybe just leave well-enough alone? Grrrr....
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    I agree that the Prusik is not the best knot for...

    I agree that the Prusik is not the best knot for all materials, definitely not for zing-it/lash-it in my experience. I've also experimented with Klemheist and Hedden, and they also presented the same...
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    My take is that this might be true if the bark...

    My take is that this might be true if the bark had little or no friction and the strap were free to naturally equalize the forces. So it might apply to some extent to trees with smooth bark.

    What...
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    As a side note, you don't have to wait for things...

    As a side note, you don't have to wait for things to dry out before continuing your hike. Shake it out as best you can and then stow it; it won't ruin it. And you'll certainly have to deploy it...
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    tintin_snowy, very glad you found the reply...

    tintin_snowy, very glad you found the reply useful.

    I won't go into everything on your list since it would be getting perilously close to off-topic for this sub forum, but there are some items...
  27. Lol, well ultimately UL is about want vs need,...

    Lol, well ultimately UL is about want vs need, and this is sounding more like a need. :cool: I don't hesitate to carry more cordage or modify things if necessary.

    Admittedly I don't know anything...
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    Wow, almost there! :cool: Congrats on the...

    Wow, almost there! :cool:

    Congrats on the accomplishment, and thanks for taking us along. It has been so interesting following your journey and watching the landscape change during your trip.
  29. Thread: Will it work?

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    Putting a pad — air or foam — into a GE hammock...

    Putting a pad — air or foam — into a GE hammock is IMVHO a big step backward from the whole notion of getting a hammock in the first place.

    I tried it (air mat) early on, and even when I managed...
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    Sticky: For my suspension I use Kevlar webbing and knots...

    For my suspension I use Kevlar webbing and knots tied directly to the hammock continuous loops and find that the knots alone suffice as a water breaks.

    As Shug demonstrates in his video, any sort...
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    I agree. As that gear list stands, by the time...

    I agree. As that gear list stands, by the time actual weights of food, water and fuel (consumables) are added, OP will reach a pack weight north of 40lbs.

    There are ways to reduce that quite a...
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    IMLO (in my limited opinion:shades:) direction...

    IMLO (in my limited opinion:shades:) direction doesn't matter, but it matters greatly that the unloaded end of the bury always remains under tension. But that's "UCR 101" and if you're already...
  33. Could you simply use longer cord for the tarp...

    Could you simply use longer cord for the tarp ridgeline?
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    10D compresses a LOT smaller than 20D, and of...

    10D compresses a LOT smaller than 20D, and of course it's considerably lighter. Important if you're involved in backpacking or other self-propelled adventures where space and weight are concerns.
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    That is an accurate assessment. I used it on a 3-...

    That is an accurate assessment. I used it on a 3- or 4-night trip some years back and it was better than nothing, but just barely. [/COLOR]:(

    And this was when I was a regular ground sleeper....
  36. For *that* I'd use some 6mm climbing utility rope...

    For *that* I'd use some 6mm climbing utility rope and a small climbing pulley. Clearly, you're not quibbling over grams in this scenario! :)
  37. Thread: Pole mod

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    If you're backpacking, you can use trekking...

    If you're backpacking, you can use trekking poles.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/4/1/1/4/suprfly_trekpole_01.jpg
  38. Thread: Touch Me Not

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    Oooohhh... I've gotta try the creme brulee!

    Oooohhh... I've gotta try the creme brulee!
  39. Thread: Touch Me Not

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    Great hike... I'm envious because last year I...

    Great hike... I'm envious because last year I considered doing a trip over there (including Mary Smith trail... an end-to-end) that got canceled when my shuttle companions couldn't make it.

    Nice...
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    If the rest of your kit is sufficiently dialed it...

    If the rest of your kit is sufficiently dialed it shouldn't be too hard to add an air mat and keep the weight within your budget. In my experience most people bring too much clothing and too much...
  41. Kudos! Next hang is going to be 10/10 or 9/10 at...

    Kudos! Next hang is going to be 10/10 or 9/10 at least. :cool:
  42. Once you try a proper underquilt you'll be...

    Once you try a proper underquilt you'll be snagged like a largemouth bass! :lol:

    Early on in my tree dwelling experience I tried a couple of mats — air and CCF — in my GE hammocks and found them...
  43. The conventional setup for a GE hammock is...

    The conventional setup for a GE hammock is built-in structural ridgeline and continuous loops that are separate from the suspension webbing or cord. It is done this way so that the suspension can be...
  44. Thread: Camp Caddy

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    ^^^^^ +1000 to this. Just make it and enjoy it...

    ^^^^^ +1000 to this. Just make it and enjoy it and share it.

    Obtaining a utility patent — even if you can survive the patent search process and demonstrate its novelty — is very expensive, and...
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    That's a great spot! One of the quickest hikes in...

    That's a great spot! One of the quickest hikes in to a nice hang, and it looks as if your weather is even finer than mine was! :cool:
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    There are several views of the skyline from...

    There are several views of the skyline from Harriman. From that spot it is right at 35 miles to the middle of Central Park.
  47. If 60" works for you on the ground it'll...

    If 60" works for you on the ground it'll definitely work in a hammock.

    Something to think about for colder rated quilts, and hence winter, is whether you might use clothing to augment your quilt...
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    Do you know which silpoly it's made of? Some are...

    Do you know which silpoly it's made of? Some are polyurethane-coated and the older tenacious tape will stick to them. I tried to patch a Gossamer Gear pack made with silnylon and it wouldn't stick at...
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    Don't know precisely what you're using, but Gear...

    Don't know precisely what you're using, but Gear Aid makes a tape for silnylon. Their other tenacious tape doesn't work.
  50. Prusiks don't work with Amsteel... too slippery....

    Prusiks don't work with Amsteel... too slippery.

    Just use webbing and tie to hammock CL with a Lapp hitch, Becket or J-Bend. Attach webbing to tree with Evo loop.

    There's no need to make it any...
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