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    And Kickstarter has a good platform! "Why...

    And Kickstarter has a good platform!

    "Why would anyone bother dicking about getting a website and shop working when Kickstarter has a good platform?"
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    As far as I know, he's reselling Costco down...

    As far as I know, he's reselling Costco down throws repurposed into hammock quilts. I didn't realize how expensive Hangtight quilts were. No way I'm touching that (and if you can't figure out how to...
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    There are some things I will always carry,...

    There are some things I will always carry, regardless of whether I use it or not. My medical kit - ain't gonna change. In fact, it might get bigger. I think I'm at about 5 ounces for medical...
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    I don't find them useful. Give me a 4-season tarp...

    I don't find them useful. Give me a 4-season tarp with doors and I'm all set. On the other hand, if you're using a skimpy tarp, maybe that extra 5 or 6 ounces makes sense (but I don't see how).
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    I've never seen nor heard of anyone using prusiks...

    I've never seen nor heard of anyone using prusiks for a hammock suspension. Maybe I wasn't paying attention - but I wouldn't consider that kind of hammock suspension in a million years. And Whoopie...
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    Yes, it's doable - the only setup I use. I'm not...

    Yes, it's doable - the only setup I use. I'm not a fan of the split ridgeline.
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    You can watch thousands of YouTube videos of...

    You can watch thousands of YouTube videos of people doing reviews of gear, and you immediately know if someone is lazy. Dixie is lazy - her first experience with hammocks was a polycro tarp painter's...
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    I used to be afraid of skunks, but I got over it....

    I used to be afraid of skunks, but I got over it. Sometimes, in the evening, I'll sit out in my back yard. This one skunk just loved sitting underneath my lawn chair, with me in it. Very annoying. I...
  9. That was the most relaxed video I've seen you...

    That was the most relaxed video I've seen you make in ages, Shug! Looks like retirement is suiting you well.
  10. When I first started hammocking, this was one of...

    When I first started hammocking, this was one of my great ideas. Just use a loop of shock cord! However, I found it to be a frustrating waste of time. Roll up the tarp, then reach into your pocket...
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    You can ask HG to make two-piece DCF snakeskins...

    You can ask HG to make two-piece DCF snakeskins for your Palace. That's what I have, and I've had no problems with them. This supposed bubble lasts for maybe 20 seconds so it's a non-issue for me.
  12. I'd just get a 20* because that gives you more...

    I'd just get a 20* because that gives you more range, and a 20* quilt is just as easy to vent as a 40* quilt. If you get more into hanging, you can later get a 0* quilt set, and a 40* quilt set. That...
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    Some people ascribe to the idea that you can go...

    Some people ascribe to the idea that you can go with a skimpier topquilt, but I don't. My topquilt is always rated for the same temps as my underquilt.
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    Seventeen minutes of my life I'll never get back....

    Seventeen minutes of my life I'll never get back. I just don't have time to watch videos of people talking about something they clearly know nothing about.

    At least she's an Auburn fan!
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    My first set of quilts were HG's 20* 3/4 Phoenix...

    My first set of quilts were HG's 20* 3/4 Phoenix UQ and full-length Burrow TQ. I used them for about two years in all kinds of weather. However, I'm not a fan of trying to stretch out 20* quilts to...
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    Are you sure you've got Zing-it? I just roll my...

    Are you sure you've got Zing-it? I just roll my tarp up and pull snakeskins over it. I've never had the slightest bit of tangling in ten years. I don't do figure 8s or elastic hair bands or anything.
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    I've never had the slightest interest in an insulated hammock. I like modularity too much. When I'm getting ready to go hammocking, I look at the weather, and grab the quilts I need (I have 40*, 20*...
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    Who told you that? There's math every time I...

    Who told you that?

    There's math every time I hang a hammock. I know that a short hang (say, 13 ft.) is gonna be harder than a 15 ft. hang. And if I'm hanging between trees 20 feet apart I know...
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    Never heard that one before. How are you going to...

    Never heard that one before. How are you going to hang your hammock high enough to avoid a bear? You know bears climb trees, right? And I can't even imagine trying to find two trees to hang my...
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    I can't believe people can get three or four...

    I can't believe people can get three or four years out of a cheap Wally World tarp. I felt lucky to get three or four trips out of the cheap blue Wally World tarps.

    I'm also not a fan of whatever...
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    Imagine if you had eaten asparagus - you would be...

    Imagine if you had eaten asparagus - you would be smelling it all night.
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    I agree with everything but taking a leak under...

    I agree with everything but taking a leak under the tarp. That's not gonna happen.
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    So I guess you're saying you don't trust the...

    So I guess you're saying you don't trust the quilt makers to recommend the appropriate quilt length for you? I have six quilts from Hammock Gear (0*, 20* and 40*), and each time I called Adam to...
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    Yeah, Phincubator is a cross - for people who...

    Yeah, Phincubator is a cross - for people who overthink things.
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    You'll occasionally see people like One-Click on...

    You'll occasionally see people like One-Click on HF struggling with UQ length, but I've personally never had any trouble. I buy what the vendor recommends. They have way more experience than I do....
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    I don't recall Xtrekker doing anything...

    I don't recall Xtrekker doing anything particularly original. He was into DIY. However, he wouldn't be the first to claim that someone was ripping off his ideas. I recall Fronkey claimed to have...
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    Never bought the argument that overlapping doors...

    Never bought the argument that overlapping doors are a prerequisite for any tarp - especially with regard to the HG Winter Palace. Just because doors overlap doesn't mean that all precipitation will...
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    My first set of quilts were 20* (HG 3/4 Phoenix...

    My first set of quilts were 20* (HG 3/4 Phoenix and Incubator) and I used them for two years in all weather. I never had an issue with being too hot. I never had to pull the UQ to the side. If I...
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    I used tie-outs once - just didn't make any sense...

    I used tie-outs once - just didn't make any sense to me, and never used them since.
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    I have never had a desire to overtighten my tarp....

    I have never had a desire to overtighten my tarp. Just take the slack out and it should be good to withstand 40 to 60 mph winds (if the stakes are properly secured).
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. The truth is...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    The truth is that there isn't much weight penalty for choosing hammock over tent. Sure, if you're going ultra UL weeny, you'll be able to lop off a few more grams in...
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    This sounds familiar; you've pitched this app...

    This sounds familiar; you've pitched this app before on Hammock Forums. Did you join before under another name?

    EDIT: Never mind. I see you've dropped a couple of posts on this app, like in this...
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    I like a Dutch CRL with a Dutch hook and a Flyz....

    I like a Dutch CRL with a Dutch hook and a Flyz. Tarp is connected to the CRL via prusiks.
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    When it comes to UL fabrics, Ripstopbytheroll...

    When it comes to UL fabrics, Ripstopbytheroll lost my trust when they came out with ROBIC. I bought some Robic 1.0 XL fabric, and before I got to sew up the hammock, they discontinued sales. Then...
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    Well, I started out thinking that 1.0 and 1.1...

    Well, I started out thinking that 1.0 and 1.1 ounce hammocks were the way to go, especially since I don't weigh much (165 lbs.). However, I didn't have much luck with such light hammocks. I like to...
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    I really like my HG Winter Palace, but I won a...

    I really like my HG Winter Palace, but I won a Dutch Wide Winter Tarp at a raffle last year that I'm looking forward to using (if Coronavirus ever goes away).
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    What size tarp is that?

    What size tarp is that?
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    Dutch is gonna make a fortune off of this -...

    Dutch is gonna make a fortune off of this - doesn't matter if he uses dollar bills or hundred dollar bills. The "you can't see me" crowd, aka the Camo Junkies, are gonna eat it up!:lol:

    180900
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    What I can't figure out is why you would order an...

    What I can't figure out is why you would order an asym underquilt if you have a symmetrical hammock. They also sell a symmetrical Trailwinder.
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    And how do you do that?

    And how do you do that?
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    The Hennessy Expedition Asym Zip was my first...

    The Hennessy Expedition Asym Zip was my first hammock ten years ago, and honestly, it was way more comfortable than ground-pounding. However, since trying other hammocks, it was the most...
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    Well, I don't think there is an uninsulated part...

    Well, I don't think there is an uninsulated part of the UQ. And even if there were a few meager inches that "were" insulated, and are now uninsulated (when you switch), it would not amount to...
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    I'm gonna call bull on this concept of a...

    I'm gonna call bull on this concept of a non-insulated side. Imagine what would be required to have a non-insulated side of an UQ: you would actually have to have a vapor barrier, or a layer of...
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    Same here - not gonna set up next to a fire with...

    Same here - not gonna set up next to a fire with a bunch of nylon camping gear.

    I've been to some group hangs where people have literally set up 15 feet from the group campfire. Then those same...
  45. I generally don't pay attention to skunks,...

    I generally don't pay attention to skunks, opossum or raccoons. However, three animals that bother me when they get under my tarp is 1) Squirrels, 2) Deer, and 3) porcupines.

    Squirrels are so...
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    Doesn't sound like a particularly effective way...

    Doesn't sound like a particularly effective way to vent or cool down.
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    The non-insulated side of what? Underquilts...

    The non-insulated side of what? Underquilts aren't built with an insulated and non-insulated side.

    I've never used my hammock without an underquilt either (except in the early days when I used a...
  48. I sleep in my hammock - don't need a view when...

    I sleep in my hammock - don't need a view when I'm asleep. Therefore, tarp all the time.
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    My Tarp Flyz is maybe six to 12 inches from the...

    My Tarp Flyz is maybe six to 12 inches from the tree. If I were trying to make a V for the hammock suspension to go through, I would imagine it would need to be further from the tree (18 inches?).
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    I use a Dutch hook on one end of my CRL, and a...

    I use a Dutch hook on one end of my CRL, and a Tarp Flyz on the other. You obviously can't create a V with a Dutch hook, and I don't care to do so with a Tarp Flyz.
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