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  1. I made one a year or two ago.. maybe this will...

    I made one a year or two ago.. maybe this will be useful.
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    No worries... I would not have offered if it was...

    No worries... I would not have offered if it was putting me out.

    Glad you found what you wanted.
  3. Thread: Underquilt

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    I have a standard length and width Hammock Gear...

    I have a standard length and width Hammock Gear Incubator, Premium with 950fp. 10D outer fabric and 10D taffeta inner. I have both the stuff sack (never used) and the cotton storage bag (always...
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    I'll respond in your post. I won't need the...

    I'll respond in your post.

    I won't need the quilt for a few months..
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    If you're REALLY stuck, I would discuss letting...

    If you're REALLY stuck, I would discuss letting mine go, just to help you out as long as I can order another while the HG sale is on, or at the prevailing price for HammockGear quilts. I wasn't...
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    You might consider Dynaglide, Emma Kites Waxed...

    You might consider Dynaglide, Emma Kites Waxed Spectra or NE Rope Endura 12. All have load ratings that would support your tarp, but are a smaller diameter more suited to the small LA's.
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    Only if those doors actually close! Sorry......

    Only if those doors actually close!


    Sorry... I'm totally kidding with you.. I couldn't resist...
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    Since I am most often solo or with one other...

    Since I am most often solo or with one other (male) backpacker, I don't give to much thought to the translucence of the DCF tarp. If I did, I would just switch to camo, and we would all disappear.....
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    Sad to say.. I am glad you tried it first. :lol:...

    Sad to say.. I am glad you tried it first. :lol:

    I recently had the conversation with another HF member about using a webbing CL, with Amsteel leader and short Kevlar hugger. We decided it...
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    I don't think you'll have issue with...

    I don't think you'll have issue with accommodating the skins regardless of the setup.. they crush down to nothing. Although if your adjustment point is inside the skin it can add a bit to the...
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    FS: Since your post says 'a set' I am thinking you...

    Since your post says 'a set' I am thinking you have a two piece skin. If so, I'll pass.


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    FS: Yes.. a single long sleeve versus two smaller...

    Yes.. a single long sleeve versus two smaller sleeves that meet in the middle.


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    Nice!!!


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  14. FS: Not challenging your answer.. but I have a DWG...

    Not challenging your answer.. but I have a DWG Hexon 1.0 Halfwit.. it's 10.4 ounces in a DCF Bishop Bag. Just sayin...
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    I don't have answer.. though if your CL is a...

    I don't have answer.. though if your CL is a strap and you're putting a becket in it with Amsteel, it's kind of the opposite of a traditional setup.. Tree strap and amsteel CL's.

    What prompted my...
  16. Thread: Busted bug net

    by MikekiM
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    Another vote for hand sewing. Doesn't have to...

    Another vote for hand sewing. Doesn't have to look pretty just has to work.

    Backup goes to Tenacious tape. They make a noseeum patch.
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    I use Lineloc 3 hooks with Z-Packs 1.2mm Z-Line...

    I use Lineloc 3 hooks with Z-Packs 1.2mm Z-Line on my HG Palace. Out of the box, they won't hold. I modified each Lineloc by adding a tiny cut in the mouth of the 'V' that is the lock on the...
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    Yes.. single or double snake skins will work fine...

    Yes.. single or double snake skins will work fine with a CRL or a single RL. Either will also work with split RLs.

    I have gone back and forth with split vs single RL and I can't get a rhythm with...
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    Folded, straight edge and a sharp rotary cutter. ...

    Folded, straight edge and a sharp rotary cutter. Works well with Monolite too...
  20. FS: I'm not interested in the Half Wit (I have three)...

    I'm not interested in the Half Wit (I have three) but others might like to know the fabric.
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    FS: If they are a single skin, I'll take it. If it's...

    If they are a single skin, I'll take it.
    If it's a double skin, I'll stand down.
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    That ^^^^^^ is a neat idea.

    That ^^^^^^ is a neat idea.
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    One can hope! Having your son join you on the...

    One can hope!
    Having your son join you on the trail, hammock-by-hammock, a good thing!!
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    I have one of those zippered slings.. never use...

    I have one of those zippered slings.. never use it. I think it's the one from DH, but not sure..
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    While I do have a 0F UQ (a real beast of down), I...

    While I do have a 0F UQ (a real beast of down), I don't have a 0F TQ.

    I have 20F and 40F sets with a 55F synthetic TQ. The 0F/20F set can get me into single digits easily. In cold months I...
  26. Thread: Hi!

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    Welcome to HF! That's a cool story..

    Welcome to HF!

    That's a cool story..
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    I finish the same way cougarmeat does.. tucking...

    I finish the same way cougarmeat does.. tucking a bite under the last wrap.

    When it's time to undo the line (these are my split ridge lines) I tug the tail of the bite and the whole thing...
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    I've never used the UFA as I don't trust the open...

    I've never used the UFA as I don't trust the open design to support my weight. I do have a set of Dynaglide CLs with the small Ti LA's spliced in, that have been used with both Dynaglide & Amsteel...
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    Pretty neat... These calcs don't include the...

    Pretty neat...

    These calcs don't include the length lost to shrinkage of the outer sheath at the bury?

    When making ARLs I put a fixed eye in both ends and a ucr in the middle, towards the foot...
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    I am a data geek of sorts... I keep details of...

    I am a data geek of sorts... I keep details of each hang, home or on the trail, with date, temp hi/low, quilt, hammock and tarp combo and a short paragraph with clothing details. What I wore, and...
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    You might also search around for a (now...

    You might also search around for a (now ellussive) Phincubator.

    Back when Hammock Gear was doing full custom orders, you could have an UQ with a length between the Phoenix and the Incubator. Hard...
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    I always hang the foot end higher. Once in,...

    I always hang the foot end higher. Once in, gravity takes over and I settle to the lowest point, which is pretty much level. So.. no, I don't sleep with my feet higher.

    The exception to that...
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    I had chosen the capped standing French seam...

    I had chosen the capped standing French seam because it didn't require seam sealing and the ridge tie outs are integrated into the ridge seam. Plus I thought is looked cool. I did two identical 12'...
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    Ribbon for tarp ridgeline - nylon or polyester?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200623/efe951114f3ec5db35fe49832a72a1d9.jpg

    This... In 7/8"
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    You're quite welcome.. If your priority is...

    You're quite welcome..

    If your priority is distance flexibility and saving money.. Skip the ucr, MSH & toggle. The upside of the ucr is ease in making adjustments. That's where it stops. It...
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    I have an 11' Palace and agree the mesh is a bit...

    I have an 11' Palace and agree the mesh is a bit tight to pull over all that fabric.. especially compared to how easy it is over a Standard without doors.

    I've long given up on the two piece...
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    From 2018.... ...

    From 2018....

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=160665&d=1518362018

    I used the 7/8" ribbon

    Actually did four tarps in 2018 and used the same technique on all.
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    Tie a piece of colored micro cord from the head...

    Tie a piece of colored micro cord from the head end biner. You'll never have a problem figuring out which end is which.
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    Foot end always higher than head. Can't say I...

    Foot end always higher than head.

    Can't say I am totally flat.. but I am totally comfortable.
  40. Another vote for the Harriman for any quick...

    Another vote for the Harriman for any quick overnighter.

    The parking circle at Jamestown Road, is one of the worst parking spots.

    I have never been locked out of Skannatati and Silvermine...
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    You haven't shared you objective... Are you...

    You haven't shared you objective... Are you looking for ease of setup, ease of adjustment, minimum hang distance, lightest option, modular...

    You're taking a natural progression for someone new...
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    I have three Hyper D 1.6 in various...

    I have three Hyper D 1.6 in various configurations and a Mtn 1.3 netless for winter.
    They are pretty close in stretch with a slight edge going to the Mtn 1.3, though that fabric has a totally...
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    Nice job with your first hang. If you slept...

    Nice job with your first hang. If you slept through the night and didn't wake up on the ground (or in the plant you hung over) you had a successful hang.

    I was out in the hammock lab as well. ...
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    Maybe this could be useful... ...

    Maybe this could be useful...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/album.php?albumid=4271
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    This ^^^^^^^ I mix and match the quilts all...

    This ^^^^^^^

    I mix and match the quilts all the time, using a warmer UQ and lighter TQ. There are no hard rules. If you sleep warm and like less on top of you, no reason not to do that. I've...
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    You don't need math...well, other than being able...

    You don't need math...well, other than being able to count to ten. Pace off your trees. Looking for six to eight paces between trees.

    To start..

    Put your foot end strap as high as you can...
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    LOL.. I did the same thing. How many times have...

    LOL.. I did the same thing. How many times have I said that??

    I've used both Ti and aluminum. Bought an alu tent peg from Dicks Sporting Goods for a buck and cut two toggles out of it. Later I...
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    I used a Dynaglide ucr for a season or two. ...

    I used a Dynaglide ucr for a season or two. Check here....
    I used Dynaglide and Amsteel for those.
    Now it's 2.2 Kevlar with an Evo Loop at the tree and becket to the CL.
    Dead easy. I can do it...
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    An Evo Loop would work great and could be multi...

    An Evo Loop would work great and could be multi use around camp. A DWB Biner is an easy solution that doesn't add more than a few inches to each end of your suspension. Both of these allow you to...
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    Here you go... https://youtu.be/9gTf2ohui7Q

    Here you go...


    https://youtu.be/9gTf2ohui7Q
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