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  1. Thread: Extra tarp

    by Pop_Eye
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    I do admire your patience. Sounds like a...

    I do admire your patience. Sounds like a frustrating experience although I do hope the other camper appreciated the learning experience.
  2. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Thanks for the recommendation!
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    It looks to me like the trees may be too close...

    It looks to me like the trees may be too close together. But itís difficult to tell from the pictures.

    The first few times I set up my hammock, I took a tape measure and tried to duplicate what...
  4. Thanks for the insight and resource on cordage. ...

    Thanks for the insight and resource on cordage.

    Iíve got my feet on both sides of the ridge line regarding hardware. I like tying knots, but I appreciate the benefits of bling. My goal is to use...
  5. I can only speak for me about a bowline. I was an...

    I can only speak for me about a bowline. I was an assistant scout master back in the 90s. I had to teach taught line hitch, sheep shank, clove hitch and bowlines on a few campouts and teach scouts...
  6. Out of curiosity, what made you move on from...

    Out of curiosity, what made you move on from Reflect It?

    A ceramic knife is on my list! Thanks for the recommendation.

    Today I used a new Xacto knife blade that I had on the small Lash It. The...
  7. I found a boat load of posts from Opie on the...

    I found a boat load of posts from Opie on the subject of tapering. I did thin the ends by half of the strands. Odd thing is, the thin ended up a frizzy mess, where the Zing It for me remained...
  8. I just realized that Zing It doesnít tangle to...

    I just realized that Zing It doesnít tangle to the degree that the Reflect It does.

    I cut hanks of both last night and while coiling them up, the Zing It didnít tangle, where the Reflect It did......
  9. If you can recall the tool source, I would...

    If you can recall the tool source, I would appreciate the info!

    Iíve searched loop turners, but the only ones I can find are to big for this cordage.
  10. Thanks, I tried 22 gauge bare steel wire, but for...

    Thanks, I tried 22 gauge bare steel wire, but for some reason, the bury is giving me fits.

    Perhaps it’s a skill level thing.
  11. Reflect It 1.8mm splice - is it doable or should I just use a bowline knot

    Hey Yíall

    Iím about to just tie bowlines in my 1.8 mm Reflect It to have loops to larks head on my tarp. Iíve just about given up on doing a locked brummel and a bury to get a tidy loop on this...
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    If you haven’t been to this calculator, it’s...

    If you haven’t been to this calculator, it’s worth a look.

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

    There is even an app for download. It was worth the few bucks for me to get...
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    So all those years I used a psychometric chart...

    So all those years I used a psychometric chart for my job, I forgot about how ambient temp and relative humidity were totally related to dew point.

    So what did I do last Thursday? I hung my...
  14. You just convinced me to take another look at the...

    You just convinced me to take another look at the zippered and snapped foot box now that Iím shopping for a new TQ.

    Friday morning I woke up in 36DegF temps as I rolled out of my hammock. Had the...
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    This just blew my mind. Thank you for the reason...

    This just blew my mind. Thank you for the reason to buy different cordage colors!
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    That was a lot of back and forth in 6 pages of...

    That was a lot of back and forth in 6 pages of posts but Iím still confused even though it was a great write up.

    Do I understand correctly that if you have the 3/4Ē emt cut in sections and do...
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    Excellent idea. I have one around here somewhere,...

    Excellent idea. I have one around here somewhere, if it weighs less and packs better I may have a new steak setter.
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    I was looking for carbon fiber shaft arrows at my...

    I was looking for carbon fiber shaft arrows at my Walmart and their shelves were bare when I was on the hunt for toggle material.

    The problem I initially had was the force of the marlin spike...
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    November in Texas is odd. You might end up...

    November in Texas is odd. You might end up needing insulation that is good for 50DegF. It might be warm and rainy.

    You will most likely encounter flying and biting insects.
  20. Glad you like it! That is a very cool color. I...

    Glad you like it! That is a very cool color.

    I wonder what color a Band Of Gypsies hammock would be?
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    Excellent captures!

    I really like what you did with the color grading theme and the exposure levels, mystical and otherworldly. Great composition on the forest shots and the macro shots. I really like the green in the...
  22. 183012 I don't think they make these anymore...

    183012

    I don't think they make these anymore and they are not calibratable, but verifiable to be very close to actual ambient temp. I found it fairly accurate over the years. I bought it at the...
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    I started backpacking this year. There is nothing...

    I started backpacking this year. There is nothing wrong with parking at a trail head and hiking in a bit. One mile, five miles, it doesnít matter. As long as dispersed camping is allowed, itís a...
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    Plumbing fitting stake driving pics

    Sure.

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    Stake along with the fittings

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    Stake inside the Ell
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    Thank you for that. Today was a nice cool day...

    Thank you for that.

    Today was a nice cool day and I had every intention of trying out these corrective ideas.

    The UQ I have I can hook on to the upper set of pack hooks. It hadnít occurred to...
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    That video was helpful, thank you. I donít have...

    That video was helpful, thank you. I donít have the third (middle) adjustment at the foot end, but it does have the rest of the adjustments.
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    Good point, I know I was most likely...

    Good point, I know I was most likely overcompensating to try and prevent breezes from venting the heat trapped by the UQ. I cinched them fairly tight. Iím going to loosen everything and try and dial...
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    Intent of Chameleon pack hooks for UQ

    So I think I over think things. But my last hangs have shown me that I still donít know how to set up a UQ. This is my first season of hanging in temps below 50DegF.

    Laying in my hammock, last...
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    Plumbing fitting stake setting tool

    I used to use my feet, but I bent a lot of stakes. So I tried just using my hands and maybe a rock to tap in the tarp stakes.

    When my MSR groundhog stake cut the palm of my hand on one trip, I had...
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    Excellent idea, thanks! I used to be in the...

    Excellent idea, thanks! I used to be in the temperature controls business but all my thermo measuring devices are not really backpack friendly!

    Good data, 2 degrees doesn't seem like a lot, but it...
  31. I did watch your tarp series of videos a few...

    I did watch your tarp series of videos a few months ago, they really helped me with my tarp setup. Thank you for those!

    I did center my tarp. I have it on prussic loops on a continuous ridge line....
  32. I just did this yesterday out of necessity....

    I just did this yesterday out of necessity. Layering my thermarest with the UQ saved a night of very uncomfortable cold.

    Unfortunately the rain soaked my hammock and the UQ and it cut a 2 night...
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    Thank you all for the insight. Maybe I will do...

    Thank you all for the insight.

    Maybe I will do one night with, one night without. But without a temp recorder, it's still subjective.

    I do appreciate everyone's POV.
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    I thought it was the same as an arrow shaft, but...

    I thought it was the same as an arrow shaft, but the wall must be much thinner and less robust than an arrow.

    I just measured, it is 7mm OD and 6mm ID which unless my thinking is wrong, the wall...
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    Bugnet for top insulation value

    I do know that Dutch sells a top cover for the Chameleon but I was thinking that a bug net might provide some level of heat retention.

    Iím going backpacking tomorrow and temps will be approaching...
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    Hmm, never occurred to me to try a soft shackle...

    Hmm, never occurred to me to try a soft shackle on the food bag. Thanks for the idea!
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    Nice smooth finish on the toggles. What...

    Nice smooth finish on the toggles. What department in Wally World had those stakes? Tent stakes?

    I also use them for my food bag as well. I was glad to have the loop attached because my food bag...
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    Thanks, The first hole drifted a lot. I used a...

    Thanks,

    The first hole drifted a lot. I used a punch to get the pilot drill to bite!
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    DIY toggle - Using gutter nails

    My first attempt at a DIY toggle was not so successful.

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    I used some hollow aluminum tube that I found at the local hardware. I drilled a hole and added a zing it continuous loop. They...
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    We just donít use this word enough these days! ...

    We just donít use this word enough these days!

    Willkommen azaun!
  41. Thank you sir. Not bad for a troll... 😉 Are...

    Thank you sir.

    Not bad for a troll... 😉

    Are you past your peak colors where you are yet?
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    Welcome to the forum! The best part about not...

    Welcome to the forum!

    The best part about not being encumbered by a 9 to 5 is camping mid week. Itís a lot easier to find good trees to hang on when the weekend campers pack up.

    Have you been...
  43. Thanks! It was hit or miss in the northern...

    Thanks!

    It was hit or miss in the northern lower last week. There were spots driving south from where I camped that were very close to peak color.

    Iím thinking about hiking the Manistee River...
  44. Guitar playing, moto riding photog from Detroit

    And now a hammocker.

    Itís taken me a while to introduce myself because I wasnít sure that this would be my preferred mode of camping. But now, Iím pretty sure that this is the sleep system for me....
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    Sticky: Last Yuletide gift day 2019, I received an Amazon...

    Last Yuletide gift day 2019, I received an Amazon hammock.

    Even though it was far too short for me, the moment I laid down in it, I fell to the ground.

    After the ensuing self deprecating...
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    Sticky: Iím one of those lucky folk who canít really see...

    Iím one of those lucky folk who canít really see well at all out of one of my eyes. When I would look at things or people when in bright light, I would squint with my bad eye to help focus with my...
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    Hey James, Welcome to the forum. I grew up...

    Hey James,

    Welcome to the forum. I grew up close to Champaign Park and we used to ride our bikes around the woods by the giant tire.

    I see all those trees have been gone for quite a few years.
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    Iím a new hammocker and just received my wide...

    Iím a new hammocker and just received my wide Chameleon.

    Iím 6í 02Ē (187 cm) tall and 240 lbs (109kg) and I Ordered the double layer.

    While Iíve been in a shorter hammock, I was able to fit but...
  49. Thread: Knot Booklet

    by Pop_Eye
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    Sticky: Thank you for the reference and the refresher!

    Thank you for the reference and the refresher!
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