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  1. You can walk under it because your trees are so...

    You can walk under it because your trees are so far apart. Given the desired angle (30-ish) for a gathered end hammock, the connection point on the tree - and in your case, the tarp height - will go...
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    What size Glowwire did you choose; 2mm or 2.5mm?

    What size Glowwire did you choose; 2mm or 2.5mm?
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    It’s not that it “can” get HOT! It’s that it WILL...

    It’s not that it “can” get HOT! It’s that it WILL get hot. So hot that the top will severely burn you if you touch it and it will easily melt though nylon. But I understand the moth-to-the-light...
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    Porty Skills, Welcome to the forum. One of the...

    Porty Skills, Welcome to the forum. One of the challenges with computers and color is the various “eyes” that see it. You have the fabric itself, then you have the color that is rendered in the...
  5. It’s for sale through DutchWare, but it’s been...

    It’s for sale through DutchWare, but it’s been out of stock for quite a while. The Tensa4 sort of stole it’s thunder, but each has it’s pros and cons. For me, the Turtle Stand would b great at home,...
  6. For electrolytes, I use Vitalyte. In the mid 70’s...

    For electrolytes, I use Vitalyte. In the mid 70’s there was a drink called GookinAide. It was created by Bill Gookin, a track coach, who gave it to his long distance runners. This was way before...
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    The idea of the V in the tarp line was the...

    The idea of the V in the tarp line was the hammock line could go between the V and center the hammock along the tarp ridgeline. BUT … now-a-days people see the (slight) benefit of bring their...
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    I like the Farrimond hitch over Tautline hitch...

    I like the Farrimond hitch over Tautline hitch because I don’t have to wrap the whole leftover tail of the line. And it’s quick release.
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    TaraH, “snakeskin” is just another name for the...

    TaraH, “snakeskin” is just another name for the sleeve. It’s because the tarp in the sleeve looks like a boa constrictor suspended between two trees. When you pull the skin off the tarp, it’s like a...
  10. But cmoulder, that would weigh more :)

    But cmoulder, that would weigh more :)
  11. nanok, Now see, because this is a only “thought”...

    nanok, Now see, because this is a only “thought” experiment, you’ll miss the opportunity to see an embarrassed cougarmeat discover the issue of “one sleeve” holding both a wet thing (tarp) and a dry...
  12. Nanok - yeah, that’s it. Sort of part thought...

    Nanok - yeah, that’s it. Sort of part thought experiment, part actual experience. I wonder if there would be a market for an “Environmental Room” franchise. You know they have these “escape room”...
  13. This is sort of a “More Taste, Less Filling” (an...

    This is sort of a “More Taste, Less Filling” (an old beer commercial) discussion in the sense that some people prefer a split tarp suspension - separate lines on each side of the tarp - and some...
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    The first time I had to pack my wet tarp back in...

    The first time I had to pack my wet tarp back in the non-mesh sleeve, I understood the problem. It’s not the tarp; that will still have to be hung out to dry. It’s the inside of the nylon sleeve. The...
  15. You could think of it like this … the heat...

    You could think of it like this … the heat robbing air currents are going to flow right under your hammock which is only a thin layer of nylon next to your skin. But the top of you is nestled inside...
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    Sticky: However … These days you can find daisy chain in...

    However … These days you can find daisy chain in very light material - like DutchWare spider. And you’ll find that there more distance overhead when using the slings. Yes, they are extremely light...
  17. If you use the hammock straps, be sure to NOT use...

    If you use the hammock straps, be sure to NOT use a split tarp ridgeline. If you do, then any extra stress on that ridgeline will be absorbed by the tarp fabric. If you have a continuous ridgeline...
  18. Posted somewhere around here, or in a YouTube...

    Posted somewhere around here, or in a YouTube video, there was some lore that with a gathered end hammock the UQ should have more attention. In a Bridge Hammock the TQ is more significant. But in...
  19. Thread: Pole mod

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    You can also add a D-ring (I forget the name) to...

    You can also add a D-ring (I forget the name) to the original D-Ring. It has a hole for the pole tip. The Superfly might already have that kind of D-ring as standard.
  20. I have a Like New BIAS DL Camper XL, it is 72...

    I have a Like New BIAS DL Camper XL, it is 72 inches wide with a rating of 450 lbs. (300 lbs standard + additional 150 lbs added capacity for the second layer). Let me know if you are interested and...
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    Remember back when you were tarp/tent camping....

    Remember back when you were tarp/tent camping. Just consider you are doing that and it’s the hammock that’s extra. If I know I’ll need to go to ground, I’ll bring a pad instead of a UQ or both if I...
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    What about that DutchWare double? Problem with...

    What about that DutchWare double? Problem with wide tarps - at least around here - is it is hard enough to find some good trees that don’t have interference with other trees/bushes off the sides....
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    On a hike up to Tumalo Mt. in the spring, the...

    On a hike up to Tumalo Mt. in the spring, the trees were still loaded with show and ice crystals because of the usual melt/freeze cycle. A bit of snow/ice fell and hit me on the head, breaking the...
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    >Impaled into to forest floor—stuck into soft...

    >Impaled into to forest floor—stuck into soft dirt remaining upright as if shot from a bow

    That’s why my tarps are ripstop, not polyester. :) Maybe I should consider Kevlar?

    (accuracy note - I...
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    Rouskof - Teachers (and angels) come in all...

    Rouskof - Teachers (and angels) come in all shapes and sizes. And degrees of sobriety. One just has to listen. :)

    mmveets - I definitely thought of that. After all, the branch has already come...
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    Pop_Eye - Yes, that’s it. the skin acts as a shoe...

    Pop_Eye - Yes, that’s it. the skin acts as a shoe lace. And you are right that usually, WHEN the tarp is hung under there suspension line, that is not a problem. But some people like to run the...
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    As you get old, white whiskers and hair - if...

    As you get old, white whiskers and hair - if there is any hair - and have gathered a lifetime of experiences, that old joke about the guy in a flood praying for divine help and turning down the canoe...
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    I started out with DL’s thinking I was going to...

    I started out with DL’s thinking I was going to use pads or would have the need to go-to-ground more often. But I quickly embraced UQ’s and never looked back. I’m slowly replacing my DL stock with SL...
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    It's Arrived. ARRIVED! Sale will start Friday,...

    It's Arrived. ARRIVED!

    Sale will start Friday, September 3rd and runs through Monday, September 6th.

    Use coupon code: Labor15
    for 15% off- In stock Hammocks and Hammock add-ons
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    Countrybois, that’s quite a savings in weight and...

    Countrybois, that’s quite a savings in weight and additional gear. But it does come with a price in “fuss factor”. For example, if you want to use those poles for a day hike, they have to be...
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    Pop_Eye, I apologize for answering for bobamos if...

    Pop_Eye, I apologize for answering for bobamos if my idea is wrong but I’m guessing that “rain block” simply means it keeps the rain from running down the suspension line. Now that is usually not a...
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    Another vote for mesh after discovering how long...

    Another vote for mesh after discovering how long it took the nylon sleeve to dry after holding a wet tarp. But I’m not 100 percent sold on single vs double. With a double, I have to watch out for the...
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    The magic I found was from Fugal’s site (maker of...

    The magic I found was from Fugal’s site (maker of those Turtle connections). You can find the beads on Amazon (make sure you are looking at the right kind of beads, not just “fill” for DIY bean bags)...
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    I always give the trees I’ll hang from a push....

    I always give the trees I’ll hang from a push. I’d never rely on just sight. I’m not expecting to push it over, but I’ll have some sense of it’s give-ability. Besides pesky ground cover the biggest...
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    I started with a 20° and 40° because that’s what...

    I started with a 20° and 40° because that’s what HG offered. But for my next round, I think I’ll go with 10° and 30° with WB. We have more nights in the 20’s and a 10° quilt might save some...
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    Yeah, being under a shelter in “the weather” adds...

    Yeah, being under a shelter in “the weather” adds fun to the adventure. But not having a hour or two of sunshine to dry things out takes away all that “fun”.
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    Instead of rounding the edge of a 4x4, could you...

    Instead of rounding the edge of a 4x4, could you just use poles of that diameter or larger? I was staying at a campground in Saltspring Island and they, amazing but true, had poles in their campsites...
  38. procrastination means starting the work but...

    procrastination means
    starting the work
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    not quite finishing
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    It’s not the temperature you have to worry about;...

    It’s not the temperature you have to worry about; it’s the air quality (because of the forest fires). Currently, the air quality at timberline is good.
    ...
  40. Grey Mouse, a cougar and easily clear 20 ft in a...

    Grey Mouse, a cougar and easily clear 20 ft in a single jump. Think about that as you are repeating the mantra, “Nice kitty, nice kitty.” But as long as you don’t smell/act/taste like a deer you’ll...
  41. If you want bug protection without the weight...

    If you want bug protection without the weight penalty of a full length net, you could add a HUG net. It provides a “bubble” of protection around your head; the rest of your body is protected by the...
  42. A few times a year, West Marine has a sale on...

    A few times a year, West Marine has a sale on Amsteel. With 40% off, you could consider getting a length - say 5 feet or so (I bought a 3 ft length and wish it was longer) of half inch Amsteel. It...
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    Unless it is really extreme, a non-fancy...

    Unless it is really extreme, a non-fancy balaclava is warm enough for me. Note that you’ll be compressing the down under your head. Also, a down hood usually has a nylon shell. I don’t like the feel...
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    The Burnt Orange isn’t so bad. It helps you be...

    The Burnt Orange isn’t so bad. It helps you be found if stranded on a desert island. Here’s a setup on an island in Ozette Lake. Sometimes you want people to know you are there - so they can move to...
  45. As a little kid, I was concerned that when diving...

    As a little kid, I was concerned that when diving off a board, I’d run out of air before I’d hit the water and resurface. That was solved by using a watch to ascertain I could hold my breathe easily...
  46. Because I’ve had problems setting up the tarp in...

    Because I’ve had problems setting up the tarp in the wind, I moved to using snake skins. I started with the HH two piece nylon but have since moved to one piece mesh because the mesh is...
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    I’m “height challenged” so the regular BlackBird...

    I’m “height challenged” so the regular BlackBird is plenty for me. It’s seem to have the best ratio of comfort vs small hanging space. So it’s my Go-To hammock when I don’t know about the skeeter...
  48. Your challenge is you are carrying it on a bike....

    Your challenge is you are carrying it on a bike. So bulk, not necessarily weight, is a concern. Also, many of the usual “players” are non-breathable - which can cause vaper to liquify and trickle...
  49. looking for 13 ft and longer mesh snake skin

    I have a Kelty Noah 16 I’d like to put in a snakeskin. And I could use another 13 ft skin for a RR tarp. I can go back in my records and see who supplied the last 13 ft skin, but some vendors are no...
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    Maybe you could check the ground stakes (pointy...

    Maybe you could check the ground stakes (pointy things) separate. If you check your backpack, I highly recommend you put the whole thing in a plastic bag, preferably transparent. In fact, if you...
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