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  1. Thread: TARP IDEA

    by LowTech
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    Lol, you're letting your politics show.

    Lol, you're letting your politics show.
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    Yep, well that happens. Beats trying to get your...

    Yep, well that happens. Beats trying to get your mate to try it . . . Oh wait, I did that. [emoji23]
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    I may have to get a friend just so I can try to...

    I may have to get a friend just so I can try to get them to use a UCR. [emoji38]
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    We're you just up there? We were hanging on...

    We're you just up there? We were hanging on Incinerator ridge last wens.
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    The only thing tall enough are the Saguaros and...

    The only thing tall enough are the Saguaros and their root system is not designed to be structural for that kind of sideways pull. The same problems that the Joshua Trees have when someone tries to...
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    This should be the link to the AZ hang coming up....

    This should be the link to the AZ hang coming up....
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    Same here on the lash-it. I do another wrap if...

    Same here on the lash-it. I do another wrap if the pussiks slip and I use a pull loop to help move them when needed.
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    Sticky: Another desert hanger. We just came back down...

    Another desert hanger. We just came back down from Mt Lemmon doing an overnight.
    Now we're off to kayak camp part of the Verde river.
  9. I like your method of attaching the tarp before...

    I like your method of attaching the tarp before having a hammock in place. Was wondering how you were going to do that.
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    I saw where you'd posted that up on another...

    I saw where you'd posted that up on another thread. It's interesting but I would have to have a good reason to add more metal back into my pack. As it is I don't even carry binners any more, it's all...
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    I see your point about it getting farther away...

    I see your point about it getting farther away from the hammock used that way. Which could make it harder to access.
    I do have the loose end attached to the main line. Not w/ a prussik, but using...
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    Most of the basics you list I've already done...

    Most of the basics you list I've already done except the knotting and as others have said, it defeats the purpose.

    The splicing w/ a smaller over a larger line I found interesting when you...
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    One of the times I hung from it I had this...

    One of the times I hung from it I had this thought that gravity is kind of working against the non-attached eye on the shuttle by wanting to pull it down when you actually want it to be held against...
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    UCR, is there a correct way?

    I've been using a UCR as my hammock suspension and I've used it both ways, w/ the main line attached to the tree hugger and the hammock hanging on the shuttle and the reverse.
    Sometimes I think too...
  15. I would figure that the closer it attaches to the...

    I would figure that the closer it attaches to the tree the less it would move. Of course that makes it higher off the hammock.
  16. If you want to just connect to the hammock tree...

    If you want to just connect to the hammock tree straps there are several ways to do that from some of Dutch's hardware to things like prussics on the strap.
    Some searching should get you several...
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    I would say the UQ. I can often get by w/ less TQ...

    I would say the UQ. I can often get by w/ less TQ but want my UQ to be my main insulation.
    Also, I bought a quality UQ months before I got a good TQ. I used blankets and sleeping bags as a TQ but...
  18. Thread: Pole mod

    by LowTech
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    I made mine from ones I got from Quest....

    I made mine from ones I got from Quest.
    https://www.questoutfitters.com/
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    We have a couple of those UQs and I've always...

    We have a couple of those UQs and I've always found their rating system to be weird. I don't use mine much as it stays in Florida (were it doesn't much go below 40 ) and I'm there a couple times a...
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    Wow!! From down under?? [emoji23]

    Wow!! From down under?? [emoji23]
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    We also hang together when the trees are right....

    We also hang together when the trees are right. Mostly in a V using three trees, or two trees if one has a good diameter, or one tree and two poles (more common out here).
    When the V is tight...
  22. I've been using Myers "fast shackles" which use a...

    I've been using Myers "fast shackles" which use a double overhand knot on a section of back splice.
    I've used them both as a soft shackle in a loop and w/ just the eye of a dogbone on the knot.
    ...
  23. I haven't, but I do have a UCR on one end of the...

    I haven't, but I do have a UCR on one end of the hammock, and I have two made up so that I could use one on the other end of I wasn't using just a dogbone. That would let me move farther away from...
  24. My bad. Had the wrong "U" definition.

    My bad. Had the wrong "U" definition.
  25. Yes. UCR = Universal Constrictor Rope. It's...

    Yes.
    UCR = Universal Constrictor Rope. It's like a Whoopi sling w/o it being all one line that loops back to itself.
    A UCR will have a main line w/ a "shuttle" that the main line is burried...
  26. I have been dealing w/ exactly that w/ my current...

    I have been dealing w/ exactly that w/ my current setup.
    I'm running short tree huggers to a dogbone and directly to my CL.
    The other end of the hammock goes from the CL to a UCR and then the...
  27. I think if the hammock to UCR shuttle was a soft...

    I think if the hammock to UCR shuttle was a soft shackle (or such) and included main line it would avoid the bad angle on the burry.

    The "yardstick", I'm w/ you on that. I was already thinking...
  28. My thought has been to have the hammock CLs...

    My thought has been to have the hammock CLs attached to a couple UCRs on the main line. Then it's position could be adjusted as well as the hang.
    Setting the 30 from the trees to the hammock...
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    When it's too hot to use an UQ I use an UQP for...

    When it's too hot to use an UQ I use an UQP for the reason stated. If the blood suckers are really bad I put the UQP on the outside of the fronkey style bug net that I use.
    None are biting through...
  30. I'm pretty sure Meyers did something like that....

    I'm pretty sure Meyers did something like that. I'd have to search up the vid to see if I'm remembering correctly and share it. My bad, I must have seen it somewhere else. But this sounds like what...
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    Me? I'm not the best for camping knowledge. Now I...

    Me? I'm not the best for camping knowledge. Now I only come to Florida to paddle so all my camping is water based.
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    Those are my go-tos as well. Really like them for...

    Those are my go-tos as well. Really like them for a variety of suspensions. Right now I'm using them w/ UCRs and dogbones, hanging on the knot.
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    Same thing....

    Same thing.
    https://spideridentifications.com/nephila-clavipes.html
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    It comes w/ "spliced iron", or maybe"spliced...

    It comes w/ "spliced iron", or maybe"spliced stainless steel", poles! [emoji15]
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    The North American Banana spider.

    The North American Banana spider.
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    I have two sets, a 40 and a 20. If I have to...

    I have two sets, a 40 and a 20. If I have to deal w/ anything colder I'll wear some clothes or stack my quilts.
    I don't often see temps below 20 (if I do then I drive farther south) so that...
  37. Ok, missed that. That does help the nervousness...

    Ok, missed that. That does help the nervousness some, a full weld would be better. Doesn't this take it out of the average DIYs ability though?
  38. As someone that has done a decent amount of...

    As someone that has done a decent amount of plumbing the 45 at the bottom corners creep me out. The 5' pipe screwed into them more than enough leverage to cause them to unscrew a quarter turn and...
  39. I hadn't. Checking now.

    I hadn't. Checking now.
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    I just got one of these, they have them in...

    I just got one of these, they have them in different sizes/colors and already have grommets installed.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B083183PQZ?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

    I'm not a...
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    So what ever came from your experimenting? I'm...

    So what ever came from your experimenting?
    I'm hanging under a bit of a material storage roof and our temps are down in the respectable range of 80's & 90's during the day so I haven't had to use...
  42. Not sure why it's not working for you, I just...

    Not sure why it's not working for you, I just checked it and it worked. [emoji848]
    Look up "DOEWORKS Shade Cloth" on Amazon and see where that gets you.
  43. Sure, here's some that I also used on our rigs....

    Sure, here's some that I also used on our rigs. It comes in a variety of sizes/colors and has grommets every couple feet or so....
  44. But wait, SilvrSurfr just told us it wasn't a...

    But wait, SilvrSurfr just told us it wasn't a thing. [emoji6]

    To some textile people canvas is more about the weave and thread count than it is about traditional fibers used. Like how velvet was...
  45. Being mostly a desert dweller sun is a major...

    Being mostly a desert dweller sun is a major issue here as well. My recent method, after getting my first lightweight camping tarp, has been to use shade cloth as a top layer and then put the "rain...
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    These are the measurements that I used to do...

    These are the measurements that I used to do those pole mods on that tarp.
    Tarp exterior poles = 65"
    Tarp interior poles = 124"
    Hope it helps.

    I also learned the Becket Hitch in Central...
  47. I'd still like to hear from anyone that's paddled...

    I'd still like to hear from anyone that's paddled in.
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    Onewind has inexpensive tarps about that size...

    Onewind has inexpensive tarps about that size made of silnylon on Amazon. I've been using one for over a year w/ no issues and I've been out more this year than some people are in three, or...
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    FS: Is the netting totally removable? Just one side...

    Is the netting totally removable? Just one side zipper? Two opening?
    A bit more info please.
  50. Except it's made of antler.

    Except it's made of antler.
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