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  1. Sometimes you have to rub the Samthane coating...

    Sometimes you have to rub the Samthane coating off. Just slide the prusik back and forth until it gets really hot. Best done with gloves!
  2. Ampersand!

    Ampersand!
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    Do you carry a ladder to get into your...

    Do you carry a ladder to get into your hammock?:lol:
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    How high can you hang before it's bad for the...

    How high can you hang before it's bad for the hammock? Wrong question - stick with the "how far are you willing to fall" question.
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. To accelerate...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. To accelerate learning, try to get to a group hang. You'll see folks who really know what they're doing, and people who don't!
  6. Thread: Fess Up

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    Nasty, nasty, nasty. Over on the left of the...

    Nasty, nasty, nasty. Over on the left of the screen, there's info on your location, hammock, tarp, insulation and suspension. I think there should also be a "do you pee in your hammock?" notation, so...
  7. No idea. All my quilts are from Hammock Gear...

    No idea. All my quilts are from Hammock Gear though. Their website says they use 10D.
  8. I have a 51 lb. beagle and he sleeps in the...

    I have a 51 lb. beagle and he sleeps in the hammock with me. I don't have any problem with his nails so haven't sought out heavier fabrics.
  9. I have a Chameleon and would not think of...

    I have a Chameleon and would not think of installing an adjustable ridgeline. That's gonna put you in the situation of putting too much stress on the hammock or bugnet. Besides, increasing the sag...
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    I haven't seen a UQ protector that weighs less...

    I haven't seen a UQ protector that weighs less than 5 ounces, and even if I did, it wouldn't matter. I'd rather have a 4-season tarp with doors. UQ protectors seem like they're addressing the issue...
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    I used to be 5'11" but may have shrunk an inch...

    I used to be 5'11" but may have shrunk an inch over the years. For me, discovering 11 ft. hammocks was a godsend. I went from sleeping fitfully, to sleeping like a log.

    The trend toward 12 ft....
  12. I guess your argument is: shorter hammocks equals...

    I guess your argument is: shorter hammocks equals more possibilities with trees.

    Sure. I'll agree with that. A shorter hammock will of course be able to accommodate shorter spans.

    However,...
  13. Can you explain that a bit further? I don't...

    Can you explain that a bit further? I don't understand that.
  14. Here in the Northeast, especially the coastal...

    Here in the Northeast, especially the coastal areas and mountains, the wind is constantly shifting. I quickly found that a tarp without doors was inadequate. I've been using a winter tarp with doors...
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    My all-time low is a bit lower than yours: -3* F....

    My all-time low is a bit lower than yours: -3* F. However, I had another night that was -1* F with 30 mph winds and a -30* windchill.

    What I have found is that condensation becomes a real issue...
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    I agree - that looks extremely unsafe. However,...

    I agree - that looks extremely unsafe. However, it's a good way to get on the evening news!
  17. Huh. I have never seen the need for hardware on...

    Huh. I have never seen the need for hardware on any of my guylines. My Zing-It is permanently larksheaded onto the tarp, then I just use a marlin spike hitch on the stake end.
  18. That's a spindly-looking tree.

    That's a spindly-looking tree.
  19. That looks completely unworkable. You should...

    That looks completely unworkable. You should check out the Hammock Hang Calculator.

    https://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/

    For a 30 ft. span, your tree straps will need to be...
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    I just use Zing-It 1.75 mm - don't see the need...

    I just use Zing-It 1.75 mm - don't see the need for shock cord.
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    No, I have never ever heard of DCF shrinking, but...

    No, I have never ever heard of DCF shrinking, but if I had, that info definitely would have come from Reddit! I have never found any useful information about anything on Reddit - not a lot of...
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    Huh. I've been using Zing-It 1.75 mm for about...

    Huh. I've been using Zing-It 1.75 mm for about ten years. I don't use shock cord or anything else on my guylines - just larkshead the Zing-It onto the tarp D-Rings and use a marlin spike hitch on the...
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    You might want to rethink getting a tarp so wide...

    You might want to rethink getting a tarp so wide that you will have no ventilation. Condensation is gonna be a killer.
  24. Thread: Camp setup

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    Never much liked the idea of hanging my pack from...

    Never much liked the idea of hanging my pack from a tree. I've got a tarp - that seems like the best way to keep my pack dry. Most of the time I just lay the pack on the ground underneath my hammock....
  25. Thread: Hanger 12

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    I've had condensation on DCF, silnylon and...

    I've had condensation on DCF, silnylon and silpoly tarps. I don't personally believe that airflow makes much of a difference, especially if there is no wind. When it's really cold, there's also the...
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    Fall asleep with your hand pressing against an...

    Fall asleep with your hand pressing against an untreated bugnet and you'll soon appreciate permethrin.
  27. I think there's a time limit on deleting...

    I think there's a time limit on deleting posts/threads. I can easily delete a post, but once you start a thread, I think you have to get a mod to delete it after a short period of time. Sometimes...
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    The thing I like about Zing-It is that is...

    The thing I like about Zing-It is that is spliceable. I don't do knots, other than a marlin spike hitch (for stakes), a larkshead (for attaching guylines to the tarp), and a slippery half hitch for...
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    Rain Man was one of the only people I knew who...

    Rain Man was one of the only people I knew who section hiked the entire AT. That took a lot of dedication and was quite an accomplishment.
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    RIP Rain Man.

    RIP Rain Man.
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    You beat me to it. Welcome, Jake from BC!

    You beat me to it.

    Welcome, Jake from BC!
  32. Not a commercially viable option, in my opinion....

    Not a commercially viable option, in my opinion. Integrated insulation really is a niche idea - attractive to very few people. Modular insulation allows you to bring quilts that are rated to the...
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    I have no use for shock cord anywhere in my...

    I have no use for shock cord anywhere in my hammock setup (except for underquilts). I can't understand why people find anything attractive about shock cord. It is not very durable, and loses any of...
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    I have a Chameleon and am very happy with it....

    I have a Chameleon and am very happy with it. Personally, I experimented with lighter 1.0 and 1.1 fabrics for hammocks and am totally done with that. I'm not into disposable hammocks. It's just not...
  35. I tried tarp tensioners, and couldn't quite...

    I tried tarp tensioners, and couldn't quite understand or observe the benefit, so I dumped them. I find it quite counter-intuitive that adding more stretch to a silnylon tarp is somehow an...
  36. I don't use shock cord tensioners on my DCF tarp...

    I don't use shock cord tensioners on my DCF tarp - totally unnecessary. However, Shug does.
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    Oofah - it's been a long time since I carried a...

    Oofah - it's been a long time since I carried a pack that was 65 liters or more. When I first started hammock camping and serious backpacking, I had a 110 litre North Face pack which almost killed me...
  38. I don't know how HG does their catenary-cut...

    I don't know how HG does their catenary-cut ridgeline, but I can tell you my first DCF tarp was an HG standard with straight-cut ridgeline and it sucked big time. I couldn't get that tarp taut for...
  39. I'm not gonna have the ridgeline rubbing against...

    I'm not gonna have the ridgeline rubbing against my tarp - not good. At one point, I tried having the ridgeline run under the tarp, but the Zing-It ridgeline kept on catching the adhesive where the...
  40. I tried picaridin once, but it did not seem as...

    I tried picaridin once, but it did not seem as effective as DEET. With DEET, I will actually rinse that stuff off after dawn or dusk, because that's about the only time mosquitoes are a problem for...
  41. I'm a side sleeper in a bed, so when I started...

    I'm a side sleeper in a bed, so when I started hammock camping, I really couldn't figure out how to sleep. Side sleeping in a hammock is just not comfortable for me, and I don't get a good night's...
  42. I trust permethrin a heckuva lot more than DEET....

    I trust permethrin a heckuva lot more than DEET. About 25 years ago, I was hiking with my kids in Massachusetts and the mosquitoes were horrendous. I had to spray myself constantly with the DEET....
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    With a frying pan, of course. We spare no expense...

    With a frying pan, of course. We spare no expense for beagle Joey!
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    I have one of those - I believe it's designed for...

    I have one of those - I believe it's designed for the Emberlit grill. I really only bring it on hikes when my beagle Joey comes along. He likes a freshly grilled burger, pork chop or sausage in the...
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    I'm in for the win!

    I'm in for the win!
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    I've never been able to rationalize needing an...

    I've never been able to rationalize needing an underquilt protector since I like my HG DCF Winter Palace, a 4-season tarp with doors that is around 9 ounces. A UQP would add another 5 ounces. I just...
  47. The Appalachian Trail, to my knowledge, is an...

    The Appalachian Trail, to my knowledge, is an example of dispersed camping in Maryland. That's the only state I've hiked the entire AT.
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    I think you're supposed to say, "I'm in" to be...

    I think you're supposed to say, "I'm in" to be entered in the raffle.
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    Poll: I'm not storing wet suspension with a dry hammock.

    I'm not storing wet suspension with a dry hammock.
  50. You might want to refine your hammock...

    You might want to refine your hammock terminology. You seem to refer to the hammock suspension as a ridgeline, and you also call the ridgeline a ridgeline. The first thing you said is that you tie a...
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