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    Immortalviking, this won't make you feel any...

    Immortalviking, this won't make you feel any better but do know your communication experience with KickStarters is not uncommon. Neither is a product being sent out six months past the "estimated"...
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    I was warned that the roof rack - if it came...

    I was warned that the roof rack - if it came "factory" - might be held on by just sheet screws. Recall that the main purpose of the rack is to keep gear placed on the roof from shifting. So a...
  3. I like those new colors - Red for the head....

    I like those new colors - Red for the head. :thumbup1:
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    I can imagine it's a bit of a fuss to separate...

    I can imagine it's a bit of a fuss to separate each pole section. But it's sort of "part of the job" - like hanging all the tarps out, making sure both sides are dry, cleaning off any bird poop, etc....
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    thatway, I see this is your second post so...

    thatway, I see this is your second post so welcome to the forum. As you might imagine, the tolerance between the poles is as tight as practical (they still have to slide) for strength. As such, it...
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    >One thing to remember about WB is that Brandon...

    >One thing to remember about WB is that Brandon puts the labels on the head end of things.

    Sometimes. I think the older SpinDrift socks and the label at the foot end. Easiest thing for me is to...
  7. The Video takes away all the ambiguity. I...

    The Video takes away all the ambiguity. I originally slipped it over the gather knob, just as the instructions said to do. I usually have a ring on the continuous loops - making it easy to swap out...
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    I bought one of those "fire blankets" and took it...

    I bought one of those "fire blankets" and took it to a seamstress to cut and fold the edges into 4 different pieces - cause it was about 4 x 6 and I just wanted to try it as a base for a fire in the...
  9. > Depends upon which side of the hammock you are...

    > Depends upon which side of the hammock you are standing...
    :)
  10. How do you fit the static end of Wookie on BlackBird?

    Sparing you the long read, the answer is found here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MU34O0Vf4

    it's about 56 seconds into the video. It does go over the knob but not over the continuous loop,...
  11. I'd go with TominMN's solution. To make it simple...

    I'd go with TominMN's solution. To make it simple - a value that might supersede the value of "no hardware" - just tie a figure-8 knot (loop) near the hammock and use a carabiner to clip that loop...
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    A lot of people started (and some stayed) with...

    A lot of people started (and some stayed) with the ENO. As they gained more experience, maybe they wanted more features, different color/fabric choices, a larger size, etc. Do you still have the...
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    Well dog-gone-it, CaptainGravity, I was barking...

    Well dog-gone-it, CaptainGravity, I was barking up the wrong tree.
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    FS: This was the newer green color. The closest I can...

    This was the newer green color. The closest I can describe would be similar to WarBonnet's Fern Green. But Jakev383 gets it.
  15. And it's Carbon Fiber!...

    And it's Carbon Fiber!
    https://tinyurl.com/2p8zww7e
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    FS: Okay - I'll hafta look. I'm taking the jeep out...

    Okay - I'll hafta look. I'm taking the jeep out tomorrow and will extract it from tub-o-tarps then. I'm really sure it is not blue.
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    NOTE about those tiny magnets. I have a pair of...

    NOTE about those tiny magnets. I have a pair of fingerless gloves - a glitten (glove/mitten) where a "pocket" folds over the fingers to make it a mitten when desired. Instead of the old-fashioned...
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    FS: HeavyOpp - I don't believe they come in color...

    HeavyOpp - I don't believe they come in color choices.

    REI's site shows this tarp in what they call "putty" color which has more of a brown/olive hew....
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    FS: New (never out of its bag) Noah 16

    This is the Big Guy. I was inspired to get it after one group kayak trip where it was used to make a "dry area" for tents and eating (I first learned about tarping tents - even those with a rainfly -...
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    Or instructions might be available via a .pdf...

    Or instructions might be available via a .pdf file off the website. But there really isn't much to it. You just hang the UQP off the hammock suspension. Add an S-biner at the head end (the UQP is...
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    I made a pipe stand out of ... pipe. It was...

    I made a pipe stand out of ... pipe. It was really heavy. I'd like to say it is strong - and it probably was - but I only had access to 10 ft pipe. So it had a joint near one end to add a piece for...
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    In general, the more multi-use an item has, the...

    In general, the more multi-use an item has, the more things you'll lose when it stops working, gets broken, or lost. For me, that's the problem with some, not all, UL ideals. A trekking pole gets...
  23. Ah, I see. It's not the order of the stacking,...

    Ah, I see. It's not the order of the stacking, it's the direction of the lay contrary to the design orientation of the Yeti. I forgot that the Yeti is the little brother of the Wookie. Sorry - no...
  24. The daisy chain is simple. But for some, the loop...

    The daisy chain is simple. But for some, the loop spacing presenta too much of a step. On my “chain” carabiner, I carry a small Amsteel loop, I can go up one chain step and add my amsteel loop,...
  25. PopcornFool, Not to be contrary, but I’d put the...

    PopcornFool, Not to be contrary, but I’d put the Yeti on the outside. My thinking is ... the symmetrical UQ will initially cover the whole surface area. It’s up against the hammock; no gaps. Then you...
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    It’s probably just for physological comfort but I...

    It’s probably just for physological comfort but I do push on the tree to see if I can feel any movement. And I should look up more. The kinds of trees we have around here seldom have any hanging...
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    elgecko - yeah, those clips are better than...

    elgecko - yeah, those clips are better than dropping wing nuts - and they will drop. To make you feel even better, I have a Tato Turtle stand and though I like it - it is heavy. And being all metal,...
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    >The only problem I have with getting my Superior...

    >The only problem I have with getting my Superior Hammock is that I now have a lot of other nice hammocks that I don’t see getting a lot of use in the future
    Sloanie, that’s what the For Sale forum...
  29. It depends of the RR model - old or new. The old...

    It depends of the RR model - old or new. The old model can use what looks like a section of bicycle inner tube that ArrowHead sells. Or you can DIY with an old bicycle inner tube. For the newer model...
  30. When I connect a GE UQ to a bridge (RR or RSBTR...

    When I connect a GE UQ to a bridge (RR or RSBTR DIY), I open the "Cinch" at the ends all the way to give maximum width. then I run/hook the primary suspension on the spreader bars. So the shock-cord...
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    Are those square brackets available at Home Depot...

    Are those square brackets available at Home Depot or Lowes? I assume they would work with a standard 2x2 off the rack (which is smaller than an actual 2 inches), because the 2x4 you ripped wasn’t...
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    Yeah, the term“maker” might make it seem like one...

    Yeah, the term“maker” might make it seem like one brand is better constructed than another. I don’t have a broad experience with quits - a variety of hammocks is expensive enough - but when I choose,...
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    FS: Is that asymmetrical with sides offset or is it...

    Is that asymmetrical with sides offset or is it just a diamond shape with one skate per side? In the photo it looks symmetrical - side stakes in the same line perpendicular to ridgeline.
  34. That makes shipping less complicated. Did you put...

    That makes shipping less complicated. Did you put both codes in one coupon field and separate them with comma?
  35. Can you use more than one code for the Memorial Day sale?

    Can you use more than one code in one transaction - say memorial15 for a tarp and memorial25 for a hammock. Or must you place two orders, using only one discount code with each transaction?
  36. BulldogDiver, Looks like you've figured out that...

    BulldogDiver, Looks like you've figured out that the 2" Huggers have a loop on each end. That's sort of the definition of a hugger. If it's called a tree strap (webbing), it usually has a loop on one...
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    ScottS, if you don’t need the all-around coverage...

    ScottS, if you don’t need the all-around coverage of a sock, you could just use an underquilt protector (UQP). The sock will provide the most “extra” warmth but in the cold you’ll also want to...
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    I like your kayaks out in the desert. You gotta...

    I like your kayaks out in the desert. You gotta do what you gotta do - to get TIB (time in boat). :)
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    Remember - on those temperature ratings - they...

    Remember - on those temperature ratings - they are more a reference point rather than an absolute. For example, I’ve found through experimentation that I’m more comfortable if the quilt is rated for...
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    In your situation, if you want to stick with...

    In your situation, if you want to stick with WarBonnet (Good Choice), I’d go with a ThunderFly. First, there is nothing wrong with the MiniFly and it will keep YOU dry, but maybe not your bike....
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    elgecko - just a thought on setup/take down....

    elgecko - just a thought on setup/take down. Instead of using bolts and wind nuts (easy to drop in a pile of leaves), you can use a pin like this:

    https://tinyurl.com/2p8u53t5

    to connect to...
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    Here’s a proof-of-concept photo: ground sheet,...

    Here’s a proof-of-concept photo:
    ground sheet, then pad, then hammock w/built in net. Tarp is on poles and bug net is attached to pole, lifting it off your face.

    188467
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    Eventually, hammockers find the hang angle (or...

    Eventually, hammockers find the hang angle (or hammock end distance) that works for them. A common rule of thumb - more a starting point - is to hang at an angle such that the ends of the hammock are...
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    brawny, Welcome to the forum. You and I traveled...

    brawny, Welcome to the forum. You and I traveled pretty much the same path. I started with a Hennessy. The first thing I did was abandon the “Knot”, for descending rings. And I mostly used it with...
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    That’s a good correction because I thought it was...

    That’s a good correction because I thought it was going to weigh 350 lbs. :)
  46. High Quality video - what were you using?

    High Quality video - what were you using?
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    If you have any metal-on-metal that can be...

    If you have any metal-on-metal that can be modified with an amsteel link (like a carabiner to an eye-bolt) do that.
  48. REI has two styles of these poles. I’m guessing...

    REI has two styles of these poles. I’m guessing you use the larger one? Interesting that you set the pole almost vertical rather than at a angle.
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    I always carry a Balaclava. They come in various...

    I always carry a Balaclava. They come in various weights and even a light nylon one works well. Sometimes I do put on a “sleeping jacket” and ... hard to put into words ... I’m warm but not...
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    If you go with Hennessy, bought from Hennessy, I...

    If you go with Hennessy, bought from Hennessy, I suggest upgrading the standard tarp - like the one that comes with the Explorer - to their Hex tarp. At one time they’d just charge the retail price...
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