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    In skin, in a stuff sack wet or dry. However, if...

    In skin, in a stuff sack wet or dry. However, if wet it goes in the front pocket and if dry it goes in my pack.


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    My thoughts... In bed I am exclusively a side...

    My thoughts... In bed I am exclusively a side sleeper. I get in the hammock and find myself so strangely comfortable on my back I never think of shifting to my side. In fact, other the moving my...
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    A scorpion and a stink bug. Weird combination ...

    A scorpion and a stink bug. Weird combination


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    I am in the NE.. I plan to be out all season...

    I am in the NE.. I plan to be out all season (best laid plans often get thwarted by family commitments, but I'll be ready regardless of Covid or the weather.)
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    Never used that particular quilt or suspension,...

    Never used that particular quilt or suspension, but the concept of early exit point and routing up to the RL makes good sense. I don't use a top cover and all my netted hammocks are Half Wit style.....
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    I have one in my cart along with a new Enigma,...

    I have one in my cart along with a new Enigma, but I am reconsidering the Uprising purchase. I spec'd it out as a 40F Shorty, with 950fp, draft collars and 7D fabric in an effort to shave a few...
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    Last Rattlers I saw...

    Last Rattlers I saw there was when we did Russian Bear... I was stepped right over four them and didn't know it... You did too...



    https://photos.app.goo.gl/trFP1txKRsvc2mPm8
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    ggggrrrrrr....... pissed I missed that.

    ggggrrrrrr....... pissed I missed that.
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    For clarity, I use one of the early double larks...

    For clarity, I use one of the early double larks head evo loops in Lawson Ultra Glide Bear Line, with a diamond knot tied in the end. Used that because of the incredible reflective values of that...
  10. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    ^^^^^^^^^ THIS

    ^^^^^^^^^ THIS
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    I did an 11'r with zippered removable bug net. ...

    I did an 11'r with zippered removable bug net.

    Maybe there is something in here you can use..
    ...
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    I am with hutzelbein.. if the cordage on the end...

    I am with hutzelbein.. if the cordage on the end is original, that looks like a Groundhog knock off. I have bunch of OE groundhogs and mini's. The mini's can't take much if a hammering without the...
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    I recall the stakes being in outdoor section in a...

    I recall the stakes being in outdoor section in a bucket attached to an end-cap at the head of the aisle. And.... now that I think about it, might have been Dicks sporting goods.

    I switched from...
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    I rarely pitch my tarp horizontally. It always...

    I rarely pitch my tarp horizontally. It always follows the hammock ridge line, with the head end lower than the foot. Also stake out the head end more upright and tight, with the foot end typically...
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    Made a few sets years back using a $0.99 aluminum...

    Made a few sets years back using a $0.99 aluminum stake from Wally World. One set completed a few thru hikes with one of our members, the other set is now part of my bear bag kit.

    Huge picture...
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    I would think so.

    I would think so.
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    Pretty sure the weight of the Kevlar/Mule Tape...

    Pretty sure the weight of the Kevlar/Mule Tape versus Kevlar/Amsteel was about the same.

    Advantage to Amsteel in versatility if the leader needed to be deployed to some other use.

    I just...
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    I've got one suspension set that consists of...

    I've got one suspension set that consists of Kevlar huggers with mule tape leaders. Tie it off to CLs with a becket.

    I really don't see an advantage over straps alone, or huggers and...
  19. Another vote for Thermodrop.

    Another vote for Thermodrop.
  20. Made this very setup last year (maybe prior to...

    Made this very setup last year (maybe prior to that)..

    Mtn 1.2 netless. This stuff is a bit of an anomaly as it is very light, yet doesn't have as much stretch as other similar weight fabrics. ...
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    I do a 1/2" double roll and run a line on the...

    I do a 1/2" double roll and run a line on the sewing machine.

    You did say you don't want to sew them, so maybe just soak the end with CA glue and let them cure. The ends will be stiff as a...
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    Another great vid Shug... topped off with yet...

    Another great vid Shug... topped off with yet another great T-Shirt!

    I've been doing this hammock thing for a few years and never used an UQP. Just felt it was one more thing to carry and...
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    Just trying an UQP after years of passing over...

    Just trying an UQP after years of passing over it...

    With the change of weather I find myself between quilt comfort ratings. I thought about adding another quilt, but... I don't need ANOTHER...
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    Bump...

    Still looking
  25. I think it would pretty easy to tell if the Econ...

    I think it would pretty easy to tell if the Econ tag has been removed..

    Agree on reporting the FP..
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    That's a nice trip... Thanks for sharing. I...

    That's a nice trip... Thanks for sharing. I have that book and used to refer to often. These days I prefer to get a bit more remote in the park.

    Altras - I waited way too long as well. Summer...
  27. As far as I know, (limited to the half dozen HG...

    As far as I know, (limited to the half dozen HG quilts I have owned) every econ has an Econ label sewn next to the temp rating label. And as Countrybois said, Ion fabric has no ripstop pattern.
    ...
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    My experience as well. And with experience over...

    My experience as well. And with experience over the years I have found the once I position the UQ it never moves off my shoulder.

    That said, I like the way the OP created the daisy chain loops...
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    That's the experience folks have pretty...

    That's the experience folks have pretty consistently. Condensation and positioning are the two greatest drawbacks. Lower cost and being able to go to the ground is likely the greatest advantages. ...
  30. I have a Dutchware Gear Half Wit to get you...

    I have a Dutchware Gear Half Wit to get you started. Hexon 1.0 in blue. Side pull outs. Half Wil bug net. Lashit ridge line, side pull outs with Tato door hooks, continuous loops in 7/64 Amsteel,...
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    This is exactly how I hang the 11' tarps as well....

    This is exactly how I hang the 11' tarps as well. Avoid tensioning the ridge line more than needed to get the tarp to hand in a u-shape following the straps and hammock RL. Again, I pitch my tarp...
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    As noted, you can go either way. With cuben I...

    As noted, you can go either way. With cuben I never go under the tarp, but in winter I do carry a long dog bone ucr that goes from ridge tie out on each end, in the event it is snowing hard. I use...
  33. Thread: Tarp length

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    FWIW.. I went from two 11' tarps (MamaJamba &...

    FWIW.. I went from two 11' tarps (MamaJamba & Superfly) to two DIY 12' tarps (with and without doors) and then back to 11's (HG cuben hex with and without doors and a Palace). No question the added...
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    I have the Standard with and without doors and...

    I have the Standard with and without doors and have weathered four days of nearly non-stop deluge on the Laurel Highlands trail without problem.

    I use split RLs that run parallel to and nearly...
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    I went the pad route in a DL GE for a season or...

    I went the pad route in a DL GE for a season or three... Modified a cheap Walmart CCF pad for added coverage at the shoulders. While it worked, I was soaked with sweat most nights and struggled to...
  36. All good advice here. What kind of water...

    All good advice here.

    What kind of water bottle are you using? I switched to two wide mouth Nalgene bottles for winter. One 32 oz and one 16 oz. Both have two piece reflectix cozys. I truly...
  37. Enlightened Equipment Enigma TQ & Uprising UQ-H.E. ~ 50F / 950fp / 7D fabric

    Summer weather is behind and you're looking at gear you didn't use. Maybe you have what I am looking for. Very specific, but open to ideas...

    Enlightened Equipment Enigma, Hammock Edition

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    I started with 15's (with whoopies too.. what was...

    I started with 15's (with whoopies too.. what was I thinking)
    Switched to 12's a bunch of years ago
    Now carry for the past two years one 12 & one 8, with two 3 foot Dynaglide dog bones. Never had...
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    If you're going to through the exercise of hanging the 20 first, why knowingly crush it? It would seem easy enough to add a length of cordage to the UQ suspension, with an adjustment.. maybe a...
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    I'd bet that if you used just the strap of the...

    I'd bet that if you used just the strap of the same length as your hugger/whoopie it comes in lighter and eliminates the potential problems of minimum whoopie length in a short hang.
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    You probably have a few ounces in hardware that...

    You probably have a few ounces in hardware that can be lightened or eliminated. And certainly the Daisy Chain straps are IMHO way overkill.. like carrying four straps rather than two. Too long? ...
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    Nice find. I never worried about the heavier...

    Nice find.

    I never worried about the heavier shock cord supplied with hook worms. It was a part of gear that I touched often so it was easy to inspect. I now use cuben tarps and have since...
  43. I use the head side pull out all the time. I...

    I use the head side pull out all the time.

    I have a prussik tied to the hammocks tie out point and I use 1.2 Z-Line for a prussik (I hate prussiks) and the first two or three feet of cordage...
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    No experience with Kannawauke Road other than...

    No experience with Kannawauke Road other than crossing it on foot. Equestrian center.. yes I have left my car overnight. Once on the left side of the main barns and once on the far right side of...
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    Been a while since I diy'd a hammock with end...

    Been a while since I diy'd a hammock with end caps, but with the once I did, the hammock was constructed as normal, side hems with zippers captured and then end channels.. and then I turned the...
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    Silvermine is a good jumping point at the north...

    Silvermine is a good jumping point at the north and Skannatati from the south. I've never been locked out of either. Reeves Meadow is a real challenge if you don't get there early (EARLY!). Elk...
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    ^^^^^ Yeah... all of this.. Exactly

    ^^^^^
    Yeah... all of this.. Exactly
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    This ^^^^

    I tried it inside my TQ but I end up with a restless night, constantly waking to untangle myself.


    And This ^^^^

    I have a few weights of leggings that I wear. Also have a pair of...
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    Handles up. Points stuck in the ground. ...

    Handles up. Points stuck in the ground.

    Sweaty, salty handles are a dinner bell for the four leg'd critters. Plus, one good gust of wind could lift the tarp hardware off the point and deposit...
  50. I do feel your pain. I recall my very first...

    I do feel your pain. I recall my very first hammock.. a HH Ultra Lite Asym. I returned it the day after its' first use and didn't even try to get it back in the stuff sacks. that would have be...
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