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  1. I need to step up my game to keep up with yall....

    I need to step up my game to keep up with yall. I'm thinking of using a Farrimond Friction Hitch to attach amsteel lead to either tree hugger loop or continuous loop at hammock. I would cinch it up...
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    It's your active mind, dreaming while you are...

    It's your active mind, dreaming while you are sleeping off that day work of chasing super light rigs like SargeRock. Or maybe we dream all the time and only remember a few. Or it could be medication...
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    Wilderness Logic double layer Night Owl hammock....

    Wilderness Logic double layer Night Owl hammock. Marty has the tree straps and whoopie slings and adjustable structural hammock ridge line. That will hold you off the ground without fail, and since...
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    As your hammock suspension is tightened to flat...

    As your hammock suspension is tightened to flat or near flat(really taut), there is great stress on your suspension and it might snap and drop you on the dirt--but the real danger is pulling your...
  5. Don't call it rental, call it a sale with a...

    Don't call it rental, call it a sale with a liberal return policy and a rental fee no I meant a restocking fee and then there should be no more insurance liability than on a regular sale. But then...
  6. And I was thinking about SLS, a way to attach...

    And I was thinking about SLS, a way to attach hammock without splicing, so it's faster easier and jam-free. Just tie two marlin spike hitches or two larks heads hammock spaced distance apart(same...
  7. Innovator at work. Yesterday I described a new...

    Innovator at work. Yesterday I described a new way to hang a hammock from a SLS. And today I'm going to "fix" it, making it faster and easier to tie and jam free. Picture a hammock with continuous...
  8. Would this work? Continuous loops on each end of...

    Would this work? Continuous loops on each end of hammock. A pair of hammock-spaced marlin spike hitches instead of your knot and spice. The continuous loops go up through the marlin spike...
  9. Tobiusnc that first picture of the knot and the...

    Tobiusnc that first picture of the knot and the splice or future splice might just work. Step back innovators at work. I think a splice by itself would be weak because it exits the bury at an angle...
  10. Many ultra light hikers use 2 lines, one off each...

    Many ultra light hikers use 2 lines, one off each end and we generally think that is lighter; but there is usually some extra line either wrapped around the trees or hanked up at the tarp. And except...
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    That is the extra Amstel hanging from the bury. I...

    That is the extra Amstel hanging from the bury. I don't want the excess on the ground where I might step on it, grind in mud and stress the bury exit. So I get it off the ground and it doubles as a...
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    I don't know if this works and there is not...

    I don't know if this works and there is not always extra cord hanging down after set up and to get it off the ground I wrap it up to the tarp ridge line and back to whoopie sling to make a built in...
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    I've not tried this yet but wonder about starting...

    I've not tried this yet but wonder about starting charcoal away from rig and let it die down to just hot coals--no flame; then carry this back under tarp to warm coffee water and knock the chill off....
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    Meck makes a great hammock stand and it's...

    Meck makes a great hammock stand and it's portable.
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    I just larks head the ridge line and woopie sling...

    I just larks head the ridge line and woopie sling to hammock just below the gathered ball.
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    I would not use a zip tie since it might snag...

    I would not use a zip tie since it might snag fabric especially if it cracks or breaks (rare or almost impossible) I would use cord instead to make the gathered ball. If it works for you that is all...
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    I hang pack with what's left in it from tarp...

    I hang pack with what's left in it from tarp ridge line and boots tied together and over tarp ridge line. Nothing on ground except shower shoes. We've all had a few surprises along the way. Thanks...
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    The long channel cord can be a little tighter...

    The long channel cord can be a little tighter than you might think to keep under quilt from sagging and gapping.
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    Do you use a hammock ridge line adjusted to 83%...

    Do you use a hammock ridge line adjusted to 83% of hammock length (plus or minus an inch when you dial it in). That would be about 110 inches for an 11 foot hammock.
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    I got a Gossamer Gear pad 3/16 x 40 x 72. I think...

    I got a Gossamer Gear pad 3/16 x 40 x 72. I think it's good to 50. And I got a Wilderness Logics 20 degree full length under quilt. Toasty. When it's really cold I use both pad and quilts. Do not...
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    Sbeauchamp. For a great view of the night sky...

    Sbeauchamp. For a great view of the night sky try a clear see through tarp. Poly cro? Or use clear plastic. Sorry I could not remember the exact names of plastic. Or set tarp ridge line and deploy...
  22. Grifter55 Get an 11foot hammock from one of our...

    Grifter55 Get an 11foot hammock from one of our great cottage vendors. Tell them your height and weight. Most cottage vendors will sell you a rugged suspension too. Buy a good down under quilt and...
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    Great innovators at work. Sometimes hard to tie...

    Great innovators at work.
    Sometimes hard to tie knots up high at the tree. It can be done, it's just easier for me to tie knots closer to hammock end of lead, it's lower-I can see it easier and it's...
  24. If you bought an adjustable structural ridge line...

    If you bought an adjustable structural ridge line for your hammock, you can larks head both ends onto the ends of gathered end hammock. That is a whoopie sling made of lash it or zingit made just...
  25. Most of our cottage vendors sell tree straps and...

    Most of our cottage vendors sell tree straps and tree huggers that are excellent for hanging hammocks. If my memory is right, tree huggers have loops on both ends and tree straps have a loop on on...
  26. Slider. Wow. Is that a slipped larks head? ...

    Slider. Wow. Is that a slipped larks head? Sounds like a winner. Easy to hang, is secure, modular, and easy to break camp??!!!
  27. Armchair Guy, I hope your car can be repaired for...

    Armchair Guy, I hope your car can be repaired for less than the cost of a similar car. I ate extra Q since you weren't here.
  28. Miyanc it's tough to be a good Dad. Sandman614...

    Miyanc it's tough to be a good Dad.
    Sandman614 food will be ready about the same time you are here.
  29. A soft shackle prusik might sub for grapplers...

    A soft shackle prusik might sub for grapplers hitch, but a grapplers hitch can never be lost. But if you can't tie a two strand double diamond knot, then maybe you can buy a soft shackle that can be...
  30. I set up an experimental tarp suspension. Maybe...

    I set up an experimental tarp suspension. Maybe it's too slow, like me. But there is a certain economy there a sparseness. Both tree ends have a spliced end loop with a grapplers hitch to close at...
  31. Map on page 1, thanks gate code 7815.

    Map on page 1, thanks gate code 7815.
  32. I will be there mid-day Friday with some BBQ that...

    I will be there mid-day Friday with some BBQ that needs to be re-heated and some real smoke added for authenticity. I look forward to seeing y'all. Also I want to show some knots and I think you can...
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    Mike04345. Tarp tie outs. My favorite of all the...

    Mike04345. Tarp tie outs. My favorite of all the ways I've seen: Use lash it or zingit and make a series of small continuous loops either spliced or alpine butterfly loops 3 or 4 inch loops....
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    No bathhouse or showers at Yates Place. Maybe at...

    No bathhouse or showers at Yates Place. Maybe at a nearby campground.
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    Yates Place in Uhwarries: route 109 south of...

    Yates Place in Uhwarries: route 109 south of Thomasville and south of Denton. 109 south. Turn right on Correll Road and go to end and turn right on Dusty Level Road, go about a mile Yates Place on...
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    WillCanada , I got several knot apps on my...

    WillCanada , I got several knot apps on my phone. Grog Knots, KnotGuide, KnotsGuide not the free apps, the pay apps; I think they are worth five bucks each. Grog Knots is really good. I think a...
  37. And the knotty mod helps to make a foot box and...

    And the knotty mod helps to make a foot box and head box of sorts-- it keeps you from hanging over the edge.
  38. Jdenkevitz Night Owl no calf pressure on...

    Jdenkevitz Night Owl no calf pressure on diagonal lay and the knotty mod helps to reduce but not eliminate wall of fabric. Can lay either right or left just by flipping hammock over and the wall of...
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    Another way to keep suspension "separate" but...

    Another way to keep suspension "separate" but still attached, so you don't lose or misplace your gear, is to put hammock in one stuff sack and the suspension in another stuff sack. But they would be...
  40. Try a gathered end 11 foot hammock.

    Try a gathered end 11 foot hammock.
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    Husker14. SILVRSURFR used soft shackle prusik...

    Husker14. SILVRSURFR used soft shackle prusik to attach tarp to ridge line. This will stay attached until you want to remove and that will be easy. I don't know if Dutch sells soft shackles but I...
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    There are lots of ways to rig a tarp. And they...

    There are lots of ways to rig a tarp. And they all work. So it is just what you know or prefer. But each way has its pros and cons. Some set-ups are convoluted, having a Rube Goldberg effect that is...
  43. All my suspensions are modular but work like an...

    All my suspensions are modular but work like an all in one in the field. You can leave suspension attached and when packing after rain storm pack hammock and suspension in separate stuff sacks. And...
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    MAD777 best preventive solution I've seen....

    MAD777 best preventive solution I've seen. Thanks MAD777
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    Try a Meck hammock stand or use your own posts...

    Try a Meck hammock stand or use your own posts deep in the ground. I would not risk damage to your house and possible injury when there is a fall.
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    I have a double layer hammock and Gossamer Gear...

    I have a double layer hammock and Gossamer Gear pad 3sixteenths x 40 x 72. It's size makes it impossible to slide out from under you. I think that's good to 50degrees. And I have a Wilderness Logics...
  47. MDSH can you sketch that and show pictures....

    MDSH can you sketch that and show pictures. Sounds like a great light suspension, but I just can't visualize it just yet.
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    Qmajic It's great to have you here. There was a...

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    It's great to have you here. There was a group hang at Merchants Millpond and there will be more there. Some of the group hangers also take short hiking and canoe trips too. The group hangs...
  49. I thank you all for this thread. I've been...

    I thank you all for this thread. I've been hanging on continuous loops for 2 years that I made wrong. Now I know. My bad loops have a real locked Brummell and that is really all I was hanging...
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    Floridahanger Your UCR worked? On a continuous...

    Floridahanger
    Your UCR worked? On a continuous tarp ridge line? Wow keep up the good work..
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