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  1. I put mine in with various .51 DCF tarps/tents,...

    I put mine in with various .51 DCF tarps/tents, inside a ziploc quart-sized freezer bag. Nary a bit of damage for many miles over many years.

    Congratulations on getting that very cool tarp. That...
  2. Thread: Backpack size

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    HF member Chop (aka Beardoh) and wife SweetPea...

    HF member Chop (aka Beardoh) and wife SweetPea have an impressive LD hiking resume and this is Beardoh's all-terrain list for hammock/ground. Their website, Long Distance Hiker, has oodles of great...
  3. Thread: Backpack size

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    Naturally, a lot depends on what you're carrying....

    Naturally, a lot depends on what you're carrying.

    I'm one of those UL freakazoids and have done 5 day trips with a pack weight of less than 20 lbs, incl all food and 1 liter of water. This...
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    Maybe check out Seek Outside...

    Maybe check out Seek Outside backpacks.
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    Google 'basic copper 1" width 20mil' Some...

    Google 'basic copper 1" width 20mil'

    Some people have been hammering copper tube flat, which I'm pretty sure will work but I have not done that myself.
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    LOL well there are indeed approximately...

    LOL well there are indeed approximately 477,562,811 ways to do this. :lol:

    What kind of cord are you using? Are you using a continuous ridge line (CRL, single cord going from tree to tree) or a...
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    No worries, and we will find a way to sneak it...

    No worries, and we will find a way to sneak it thru the pot supports. I also have a Flash that is similar.

    Maybe a little magic with the Dremel lol. :laugh:
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    Up here in the rocky NE, I end up using Lawson...

    Up here in the rocky NE, I end up using Lawson "HD" Ti shepherd hooks (7") because they're good at "finding" little cracks and gaps between the rocks.

    (oops, checked my link and they're out of...
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    LOL not to worry... those 1 lb propane canisters...

    LOL not to worry... those 1 lb propane canisters actually weigh about 2 lbs, and a bit more for the adapter.

    However, with careful fuel management I think there would be enough fuel there to melt...
  10. How true this is. No matter the method,...

    How true this is. No matter the method, familiarity and frequent use result in quick deployment and adjustment.

    I would still like to see it all set up from start to finish, stuff sack to hanging...
  11. Very cool, looking forward to your experiences...

    Very cool, looking forward to your experiences with it in the woods.

    And that is a crazy pic of the polycarbonate! Sure, it's a plastic but I never would have suspected it would deform that way...
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    Correct on all counts. In fact, in the morning...

    Correct on all counts.

    In fact, in the morning the wind was still very strong and when I pulled out the stakes the guy lines on each end whipped around and tangled themselves into nasty little...
  13. I agree, need some wider shots to see how it all...

    I agree, need some wider shots to see how it all works together.

    Also, it appears there is no SRL on the hammock, which to me indicates the suspension is acting as SRL which means inconsistent...
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    You could of course adjust the tarp such that the...

    You could of course adjust the tarp such that the CRL is completely slack in the middle, which means that the tarp would be bearing all the tension, making it, in effect, a split RL. I personally...
  15. And some things that look dangerous aren't so...

    And some things that look dangerous aren't so dangerous after all once you develop the audacity to confront them.

    OK OK, that's pretty audacious. :scared:
  16. Well I cannot dispute the fact that there is...

    Well I cannot dispute the fact that there is certainly no shortage of morons who unwittingly get themselves into a jam.

    However I see absolutely nothing to indicate that this is the case here. Not...
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    Yest, Kelty Triptease is good for that. A 3-wrap...

    Yest, Kelty Triptease is good for that. A 3-wrap prusik will work fine.
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    For a first setup that's a really good combo at a...

    For a first setup that's a really good combo at a reasonable price and weight. Even though that's not my kit, I always think of in terms of "Could I live with that?" and the answer is YES! You done...
  19. Sounds to me like the OP was completely prepared,...

    Sounds to me like the OP was completely prepared, so no worries.

    These things are always a personal judgement call, and the main parts of the go/no-go decision are experience, proven skill set and...
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    No, because you can adjust the position of the...

    No, because you can adjust the position of the prusiks to increase or decrease tension on the tarp while the CRL tension remains the same.
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    Fire it up at 5F with commercial...

    Fire it up at 5F with commercial isobutane/propane blends and the Reactor dies fairly quickly unless you go the water bath route for the canister. Jetboil with copper strip will run just fine well...
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    23F in Ocala!! That's when they go around and...

    23F in Ocala!! That's when they go around and hose down the orange trees.
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    My general experience with uhmwpe-on-uhmwpe is...

    My general experience with uhmwpe-on-uhmwpe is that the "normal" number of wraps for friction knots/hitches won't hold, and that by the time you introduce enough wraps that they do hold, the knots...
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    It is difficult to use with some JB burners... it...

    It is difficult to use with some JB burners... it will work with the Flash but you have to make a strip with a curve to clear some structural element... I forget which. Minimo is no problem at all......
  25. Epic trip and great report! And yes, that photo...

    Epic trip and great report! And yes, that photo #14 with the ice blasted trees is a classic!!

    This is one of those trips you will never forget. The easy ones kind of run together in the memory...
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    That's a good question. I use a single line...

    That's a good question.

    I use a single line with prusiks to attach the tarp to it. This way I can make the ridge line tight as the proverbial banjo string and control the stress put on the tarp...
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    I think I might have cried. :( ...

    I think I might have cried. :(

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/4/1/1/4/mr_bill.jpg
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    In fact, being raised in a warm, flat place I was...

    In fact, being raised in a warm, flat place I was happy to go someplace with snow and hills and mountains not too far away. Once I learned how to dress and to camp comfortably in the cold I really...
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    I was born and raised in the Panhandle and it can...

    I was born and raised in the Panhandle and it can get down below freezing there... not very often, though!
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    This is a good point. My practice with the Palace...

    This is a good point. My practice with the Palace is to just eyeball it and make sure the steepness is around 55 and it usually comes out right. I don't have any way of making a solid attachment at...
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    Looks like I'm going to have to move to ME, or at...

    Looks like I'm going to have to move to ME, or at least visit, to get some decent winter weather!

    This weekend — AGAIN! — 40's and rain, not even down to freezing at night! :(
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    When it's windy and cold you definitely want to...

    When it's windy and cold you definitely want to pitch the Palace as low and as narrow as possible. It helps to use linelocs on the guy lines or some sort of friction hitch (I use Blake's hitch) in...
  33. Now there's a good argument for using an alcohol...

    Now there's a good argument for using an alcohol stove and bringing some extra fuel! :)
  34. This for me as well! ^^^^^^^^^ Different story...

    This for me as well! ^^^^^^^^^

    Different story for tree sap, for sure, but with damp suspension straps it really doesn't hurt anything to put them in with the hammock.
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    No worries, and I do realize that in the vast...

    No worries, and I do realize that in the vast majority of cases a difference of 1% one way or the other isn't going to be noticeable.

    Last fall I bought a "plain jane" netless hammock in Hyper D...
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    According to samson, here's how much it stretches...

    According to samson, here's how much it stretches based upon weight as a % of break strength (500lb)

    It's 1.2% at 30% of break strength (150 lbs), so it could stretch significantly with a 110" SRL...
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    With that in mind... remember that zing-it is...

    With that in mind... remember that zing-it is very low stretch, but not zero, so take that into account if you want a SRL that is identical in length to your current one.
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    I did my trip yesterday and it was indeed breezy...

    I did my trip yesterday and it was indeed breezy during the day, but the trail conditions were superb. I had microspikes but did not need them yesterday, and not even this morning except for about...
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    You should be fine. However,...

    You should be fine.

    However, backpacking/hanging/camping in the winter involves a lot more than just buying the gear and heading out, and hanging adds another layer of complexity that can be...
  40. Just another data point... HF member Just Bill...

    Just another data point... HF member Just Bill makes and sells some of the lightest custom bridges available, although you have to contact him to discuss your needs and specs, and to place your...
  41. Looks good... Thanks!

    Looks good... Thanks!
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    This is a good point... might be able to put them...

    This is a good point... might be able to put them in a cut-down trash compactor bag and just stuff them into the space available, which should be quite a bit in that big Osprey.

    I understand that...
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    What temp rating, material? Big difference...

    What temp rating, material? Big difference between 0 deg and 40 deg quilts, and those with 20D shell material vs 7D.
  45. I have a Duplex and a couple of Zpacks hexamid...

    I have a Duplex and a couple of Zpacks hexamid tarps (pocket, solo w/doors) from pre-hammock days that I've used a bunch. No cat cuts but I was able to get consistently taut pitches.
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    With "lite" in the name it seems weights should...

    With "lite" in the name it seems weights should be listed somewhere.

    Some time back I mused about the foot-end-only adjustable concept and played around with it, and it actually works. Made a...
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    How were you attaching it to the tree? What kind...

    How were you attaching it to the tree? What kind of tree?

    I could see the webbing potentially slipping on something relatively smooth like beech but highly unlikely on some scraggly-azz oak.

    I...
  48. Fallkniven mentioned upthread that he helped...

    Fallkniven mentioned upthread that he helped develop this tarp so presumably there is some intimate knowledge and understanding of its construction and design, which I also assume includes field...
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    That is really schweeeeet! My EE 50-deg is 11oz,...

    That is really schweeeeet! My EE 50-deg is 11oz, so 11oz for a 40deg is great... and LL doesn't skimp on down!

    You're going to get many years of excellent service from that piece of kit. :laugh:
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    lol you know me... always up for a walk. :laugh:...

    lol you know me... always up for a walk. :laugh:

    Had been thinking Sun-Mon (holiday!) but might be able to swing Sat-Sun or Sat-Mon. I haven't hiked during a snow event in quite some time.
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