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    Great minds think alike Well, more or less…...

    Great minds think alike
    Well, more or less…
    Different ideas, we share, make it fun, wether we adopt them or shake our heads and laugh

    Many of these knots and hitches can be modified to our...
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    Lol hahaha

    Lol hahaha
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    Phantom guess 34567 If while camping your...

    Phantom guess 34567
    If while camping your friends UCR has slipped, lowering to ground.
    A quick and easy camp fix

    Adjust UCR suspension to height
    Milk bury
    Take a short length of zingit or...
  4. Cmoulder, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! One...

    Cmoulder, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
    One of the pleasures of hammock camping, is you get to craft your own unique image into your campsite.
    If something has been working for you, the last...
  5. While most hammock campers put straps around tree...

    While most hammock campers put straps around tree once, I put straps around tree twice. I believe the round turn (two wraps) gives a more secure grip on tree.

    This tighter grip on tree can lessen...
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    Click Forums Click Outings Click Hangouts...

    Click Forums
    Click Outings
    Click Hangouts
    Click Geographic area

    Lists past and future group hangs
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    Maybe go to a group hang to meet great hammock...

    Maybe go to a group hang to meet great hammock creatures and see all kinds of hammocks
    Watch Shug’s YouTube videos, he has a ten (or 15) part series How to hang a hammock, how to pitch your tarp,...
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    UCR, is there a correct way?

    I’ve never had a UCR, all me wondering and guessing
    Some things that reduce chances of UCR failing and lowering you to the ground.
    Have an adequate length of bury
    Milk the bury
    Use a small...
  9. Uninjured, those are some hefty barrels. I...

    Uninjured, those are some hefty barrels.

    I cannot guarantee results, even with loud prayers to the almighty, and questioning the ropes familial lineage.

    Multiple wraps around tree followed with...
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    Corbin, I’m impressed, you probably speak “Swiss...

    Corbin, I’m impressed, you probably speak “Swiss German”, Spanish, Scouting, and write in English on top of the universal language of Hammock.

    Good to get out in the old forests, stretching out in...
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    You are living it, and lighting it up with wires,...

    You are living it, and lighting it up with wires, speakers, sound and challenges at no extra charge
  12. Not a bad start If you like your hammock, and...

    Not a bad start
    If you like your hammock, and choose to get another hammock, an 11 feet long with a wide fabric
    Or 132 inches by 66 to 68 inches
    Might work well for you

    If I got paid to tell...
  13. What are dimensions of your hammock? Shorter...

    What are dimensions of your hammock?

    Shorter hammocks such as an ENO are difficult to get a good diagonal lay, usually get a banana lay with no diagonal

    Plenty of room for disagreement here,...
  14. Kelty makes large tarps 14x14 and 16x16 if I...

    Kelty makes large tarps
    14x14 and 16x16 if I remember
    Good coverage, plenty of tie out loops on edges and in middle of sides
    Too big for backpacking but
    Perfect for car camping
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    Commercial new product development is extremely...

    Commercial new product development is extremely difficult:
    Patents and defending patents
    Design, manufacturing, marketing

    But if you want to make your idea for yourself and your friends; it’s...
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    Oneway, you are in the right place

    Oneway, you are in the right place
  17. Layering clothing to augment topquilt is great ...

    Layering clothing to augment topquilt is great

    So long as you don’t overheat and bust a sweat, then clothing next to your skin will be wet and you gonna know what cold is...
    And if no dry clothes...
  18. GadgetUK437, good to hear from you again. You...

    GadgetUK437, good to hear from you again. You made some great videos, gear and trip reports.
    You might contact both Dutch and Ripstopbytheroll, they can probably give you accurate information.
    ...
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    I do believe you will enjoy your new gear. I...

    I do believe you will enjoy your new gear. I started with an ENO Doublenest, and, like you, moved on to bigger and better hammocks.
  20. 60 seems good to me. What if any, is widest top...

    60 seems good to me. What if any, is widest top quilt you have used on overnight hang?

    Good luck
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    New Member from NC

    Jacob a hearty hello from Denton NC.

    Some people have not enjoyed their first few times in their hammock.

    Without knowing what gear you used, I’ll guess...
    Your hammock was too short, causing...
  22. UCR—utility constrictor rope

    UCR—utility constrictor rope
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    Speaking of arrows... Some branches fall, heavy...

    Speaking of arrows...
    Some branches fall, heavy end first like an arrow.
    I’ve seen them on my walks through the woods
    Impaled into to forest floor—stuck into soft dirt remaining upright as if...
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    Sub 24 Overnight Harriman NY

    Fall colors painted by Father Time, thanks for sharing, Rouskof
    Spanish was my choice of study as a required elective course. I could have bungled pronunciation of French to bring tears of...
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    Fall colors painted by Mother Nature

    Fall colors painted by Mother Nature
  26. Rather than using prusiks on hammock ends to a...

    Rather than using prusiks on hammock ends to a continuous hammock ridgeline-suspension, use a marlin spike hitch and strong toggle on each end attachments. A continuous loop could be larksheaded to...
  27. A bit off topic, but similar to title of original...

    A bit off topic, but similar to title of original post

    I try to get tight tarp ridgeline, after trying several ways, I use a hitch! Tensionless hitch—I pull tarp ridgeline along side of tree,...
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    Blackdoghang, welcome to the world of high and...

    Blackdoghang, welcome to the world of high and dry.
    I believe your journey to hammock nirvana, will be aided by avoiding CRP and CBS

    CRP—calf ridge pressure in a gathered end hammock is usually...
  29. Got Grayson on calendar, Thursday Friday Saturday...

    Got Grayson on calendar, Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday.
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    Two Speed, have you got up in morning, broke camp...

    Two Speed, have you got up in morning, broke camp and hiked back down trail in wrong direction??? And if you did, how long before the trail began to look mighty familiar???

    I’ve asked this same...
  31. I’m glad you are here. You are new to Hammock...

    I’m glad you are here.
    You are new to Hammock Forums, at least formally—but you ain’t a Noobie!
    It’s great to have an experienced camper, backpacker, sailor, engineer among us.
    Feel free to ask...
  32. Phantom2skeeerd2eventhinkaboutit Of course,...

    Phantom2skeeerd2eventhinkaboutit

    Of course, nothing ventured, nothing gained

    Good luck
  33. Keep shopping and looking around. You might find...

    Keep shopping and looking around. You might find a tarp that is about what you want.

    Maybe a Kelty tarp

    Or a canvas tarp, but canvas can get mold and mildew. And unless treated will wear out...
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    You’re already getting the hang of it, adding...

    You’re already getting the hang of it, adding your own unique gear for a good sleep even when cold.
    Your part of country, has trees spaced a bit farther apart. And sometimes you need a stand or at...
  35. Yep, pillow under knees helps avoid knee hyper...

    Yep, pillow under knees helps avoid knee hyper extension. If no pillow, a sweatshirt or other clothing placed under knees will help.

    Also avoid extreme diagonal lay.
    If foot end of hammock is...
  36. down blanket between UQ and hammock?

    Adding my opinion—-and I can be exactly wrong.
    Especially since most everyone does it as posted above.

    If I’m going to stack a zero* underquilt and a 20* underquilt.
    I install the 20* underquilt...
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    How Am I Still Cold?!?

    Watch Shug’s videos on underquilt setup.

    If your underquilt short ends shock cord is too tight, causing a horseshoe shape or a U shape, then there will be air gaps on the short ends.

    I setup...
  38. Maybe a spot of tenacious tape An X on both...

    Maybe a spot of tenacious tape
    An X on both sides of fabric directly over worn spot.
    Or keep using your hammock, and inspect worn spots before and after each use.

    Mighty tempting2 get or make...
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    A hardy hello from across the pond. Lots of good...

    A hardy hello from across the pond. Lots of good information about hammock camping. If you have any questions, there are hammock campers who have had same challenges and use various ways to meet...
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    For group hangs Click Forums, click Outings,...

    For group hangs
    Click Forums, click Outings, click Hangouts
    This will show group hangs, as they are posted.

    Some Hangs that haven’t been posted yet will be this fall. Grayson, Hangsgiving,...
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    Cinch buckle shredding straps

    I do not have straps and buckle suspension, but I have some phantom guesses that might help.

    Consider going with a whoopie sling suspension.
    Use 1/8 amsteel and a bury twice as long as standard....
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    I’m wondering if quilts with enough down or even...

    I’m wondering if quilts with enough down or even some overstuffing are less likely to have down migration—and less likely to have empty spots with little or no down——because there is so much down...
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    NC SC GA VA WV

    NC SC GA VA WV
  44. I'm sick of tying knots. What's the best / easiest way to manage tarp guylines?

    For anyone who does not enjoy knots, there is hardware sold by vendors, such as but not limited to Nama Claws, Loop Aliens, Figure9, line-locs and titanium goodies from Dutch at DutchWareGear.com
    ...
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    Watch some YouTube videos about hammocks,...

    Watch some YouTube videos about hammocks, suspensions, insulation, tarps and tarp suspensions.

    Shug’s videos are most informative and entertaining. He has a ten or more part series about...
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    Pix #2 worth a million bucks It’s a beautimous...

    Pix #2 worth a million bucks
    It’s a beautimous thing

    After creation, time4 a few zzzzz in hammock
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    How does underquilt vendor say2 attach...

    How does underquilt vendor say2 attach underquilt?
    Or are you gonna do a modification?

    Maybe attach underquilt suspension to end of hammock at continuous loop area.

    Then if needed, get a...
  48. Right after a heavy rain, I got some water from...

    Right after a heavy rain, I got some water from fast flowing creek. I could see the water was not clear in plastic bag. Filtered muddy water with Sawyer squeeze filter. And it quickly became slower...
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    Two Speed, on my map, you’re only an inch from...

    Two Speed, on my map, you’re only an inch from Montana, you should be entering Montana any time now.
    Eight states begin with letter M
    Name the other seven states, that start with letter M
    I never...
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    Greetings from middle of NC, great to have...

    Greetings from middle of NC, great to have hammock camper who has experienced changes in gear over time
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