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  1. The thing about there “rules” is they aren’t...

    The thing about there “rules” is they aren’t random. They’ve been developed over years of trial and error. That doesn’t mean they can’t be improved upon - they came about by “breaking” a previous...
  2. OneClick - such a nice setup. Too bad the vendors...

    OneClick - such a nice setup. Too bad the vendors are either out of snow camo or interior poles - disallowing ordering during this holiday saving period. I guess I can help them financially by...
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    fkask_ehrienmeyer, unless you are a candidate for...

    fkask_ehrienmeyer, unless you are a candidate for a live “princess and the pea” presentation, it’s difficult to imagine you’d feel a small patch of repair tape. :)

    You didn’t mention where the...
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    Roger Ramjet, I understand your challenge as I...

    Roger Ramjet, I understand your challenge as I have to be concerned with go-to-ground issues when I kayak camp. I might end up on just a sand/shell beach or rock shelf. But the Tensa4 might be a...
  5. Thank you for those great examples. I can see the...

    Thank you for those great examples. I can see the SLD痴 even has a 3 pole option. I知 glad to see the Superfly dimensions still allow closed doors with the interior poles at the ends.
    ...
  6. IF YOU HAVE A STURCTURAL RIDGE LINE - then you...

    IF YOU HAVE A STURCTURAL RIDGE LINE - then you don稚 have to worry about the 30 degrees as much because your ridgeline keeps the sag and absorbs force that would be imparted to the hammock fabric....
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    Apparently, either by policy or software...

    Apparently, either by policy or software limitations, it appears you cannot order a product that is out-of-stock (i.e. no backorder). So if WarBonnet is out of the fabric material/color/weight you...
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    You can buy some inexpensive “fuses” at...

    You can buy some inexpensive “fuses” at hobby/craft stores like Michaels, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and probably hardware stores (Ace, Home Depot, Lowe’s). I wouldn’t want to subject my tarp to forces...
  9. what is best tarp for interior double pole mod

    I知 envisioning a large tarp - probably 13 ft for a Ridge Runner - with an interior pole mod on each end, and perhaps a tie-out in the middle bottom edge. It would be in the shape of a covered wagon...
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    When you use a tarp CRL your tarp hangs under it...

    When you use a tarp CRL your tarp hangs under it the same way your hammock hangs on its SRL. The line takes the stress and the tarp hangs below it. This is great protection if you have a lot of...
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    For me, it’s the pee call. My body says,...

    For me, it’s the pee call. My body says, “Cougarmeat, I’m gonna freeze you out until you get up and take care of this.” Once that job is done, I’m back in the hammock and usually fall right back to...
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    Mike, I think ENO hammocks might be on the short...

    Mike, I think ENO hammocks might be on the short side in the Camping hammock category. The Double Nest is certainly WIDE, but not necessarily long. You didn’t mention your size, but regardless, if...
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    Muddy, If your tarp doesn’t have doors, it...

    Muddy,

    If your tarp doesn’t have doors, it doesn’t matter.

    The reason a 13 ft tarp is recommended for the Ridge Runner is because when set up as suggested (note the word is “suggested”, not...
  14. Problem I’ve had with a pad - even in summer -...

    Problem I’ve had with a pad - even in summer - is, because it is not breathable, I feel wetness - like sweat beads running down my back. I wouldn’t hesitate to and a small pad section at the foot end...
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    My door bungee would be a bit too spongy for...

    My door bungee would be a bit too spongy for Iceman857’s exact suggestion - BUT I could have an “accessory” 1.75mm LashIt cord just the right length to span the two folded-in doors (on one side)....
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    Old Shug-a-man beat me to it by a few hours. No...

    Old Shug-a-man beat me to it by a few hours. No fear of compressing down with HG under quilts - UNLESS you are hanging them upside down. I believe there is a little down collar and each end and that...
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    The gear I’m looking for will be for summer so...

    The gear I’m looking for will be for summer so theoretically not in a hurry - but I watch for an email “notice” every day. Soon, soon. I did notice all their custom tarps have the winter camo fabric...
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    Count FurFur, When I started reading your post I...

    Count FurFur, When I started reading your post I wondered, 展hy use TWO adjustable suspensions? If I were you, I壇 skip the Whoopie slings and just connect the buckles to the continuous loops (CL)...
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    During a winter meditation retreat in Korea, we壇...

    During a winter meditation retreat in Korea, we壇 hang our washed clothes on a line. In the morning, they would be frozen stiff - like large cardboard cutouts - and we壇 lay them on the heated...
  20. When I asked Hammock Gear about “over stuff”,...

    When I asked Hammock Gear about “over stuff”, years ago, they said - as suggested by Hammichael - that it was primarily to keep the down from shifting as much. HG said it was better to get a warmer...
  21. If you have a layer of something else - some...

    If you have a layer of something else - some fabric - you can gather the ends and hang it under and close to your UQ like an under quilt protector (UQP) - that will add some heat retention. You don稚...
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    I知 a belt and suspenders guy so I believe in...

    I知 a belt and suspenders guy so I believe in redundancy - having two things that contribute to the same goal isn稚 exactly 杜ulti-function The problem I have with multi-function is, if the item...
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    Wouldn’t a mini-fly in winter camo be the cats...

    Wouldn’t a mini-fly in winter camo be the cats pajamas. Just the thing to bring along on day snowshoe/xc ski outings … just in case.

    The SuperFly is great. Because I waited to seam seal the...
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    With the Lynx, remember, the logo patch is at the...

    With the Lynx, remember, the logo patch is at the head end while the logo patch for the RidgeRunner and SpinDrift sock are at the foot end. You can also see a slight curve in the down tubes at the...
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    I might have missed it - but I didn’t see any...

    I might have missed it - but I didn’t see any mention of your height. If you are in the 5’6” range, you may be happy with a セ length UQ - saving money on cost as well as weight and bulk. Also, the 20...
  26. Cameron1977, Looks like you are a new poster -...

    Cameron1977, Looks like you are a new poster - Welcome to the forum.

    Because you said you were new to hammock camping AND someone mentioned Whoopie slings and MarlinSpike Hitch If you use that...
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    That sucker is HUGE, ay. I bought one after I saw...

    That sucker is HUGE, ay. I bought one after I saw some kayak guides use a Noah 16 to create a gathering/social area (pre-COVID) during a rainy day. No problem carrying it in a kayak. On your back - a...
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    Boy - was I going to be way wrong, starting out...

    Boy - was I going to be way wrong, starting out with a claim that the Noah is Not a catenary cut tarp. But a little squirrel suggested I actually research it first - what a concept :) So, as...
  29. There is some common hardware that is “notched”...

    There is some common hardware that is “notched” for 7/64th and might be a bit tight if you squeeze in the thicker stuff - especially if the notch holds the line where there’s a bury. I believe the...
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    OffTrail, A 吐all that may eventually happen - a...

    OffTrail, A 吐all that may eventually happen - a rite of passage so to say - is, you値l go to sit down in your hammock, but only grab your Underquilt and/or under quit protector.

    As your leg...
  31. >I suffered to add that character to my pack! ...

    >I suffered to add that character to my pack!

    Exactly! :thumbup:
  32. RustySpur, I知 an old belt and suspenders guy....

    RustySpur, I知 an old belt and suspenders guy. One thing I致e noticed when people discuss these new highfalutin UL (ultralight [lite]) products is they seem to assume the only difference is higher...
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    Jeffjeeptj, Welcome to the forum. You post...

    Jeffjeeptj, Welcome to the forum. You post borders on a WTB (want to buy) request so instead of answering here, I’ll PM (private message) you directly.
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    If possible - kinda difficult in winter, I know -...

    If possible - kinda difficult in winter, I know - find a place to hang in/around the house (mine is just outside the front door). You can use it for short naps and reading. Your body will learn it...
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    Thank you for the fabric updates. The heaviest...

    Thank you for the fabric updates. The heaviest “arrow” in my quiver is about to get a much lighter (with aid of CF poles) sibling.
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    Do you have some kind of interior expansion...

    Do you have some kind of interior expansion (internal pole mod)? In the second photo, it appears the tarp is a bit wider than “A” shape but I don’t see panel pulls.
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    Another Dream Tex question - as far a stiffness....

    Another Dream Tex question - as far a stiffness. Is a single layer Dream Tex as the same as a single layer 1.6? but lighter. Or does the pattern give it support closer to a double layer 1.6, only...
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    Just a note that I believe the JRB Universal tarp...

    Just a note that I believe the JRB Universal tarp has a loop in the center of the ridgeline. That tie-in might allow for different ground configurations. I looked at the description quickly to...
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    I often use a sock in the winter - using a...

    I often use a sock in the winter - using a spindrift with a Ridge Runner these days. It adds warmth - I can really feel the difference in the morning when I unzip it wide the the outdoors. It also...
  40. If I use a tie out at all, it’s on the side my...

    If I use a tie out at all, it’s on the side my head will be on to keeps some clearance from the bug net. But that is also easily done with a piece of extra clothing or inflatable camp pillow as a...
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    I’ve seen video/suggestion showing using a GE UQ...

    I’ve seen video/suggestion showing using a GE UQ with a bridge by running the bungee over the spreader pole to the other side and around that pole - at both ends. Seems a lot depends on the geometry...
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    I want to emphasize that the “fit and forget” of...

    I want to emphasize that the “fit and forget” of the wookie applies to using it with the hammock it was designed for - the blackbird and others from Warbonnet. It can be setup with other hammocks,...
  43. It’s not just for the outdoors, The TQ makes a...

    It’s not just for the outdoors, The TQ makes a nice “throw” as the house is warming up in the morning or cooling down at night. The times I unsnap the TQ are few, but it’s nice to have the feature. I...
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    First, I’d make sure it’s a side loading machine...

    First, I’d make sure it’s a side loading machine - not a top loader with an agitator. Second, I’d have everything zipped up to minimize something getting pulled. That last point has to do with an...
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    LowTech, I see this is your first post so welcome...

    LowTech, I see this is your first post so welcome to the forum.

    You only specified US as your location so that doesn稚 give a hint as to the heat/humidity you are dealing with.

    Maybe things are...
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    > Maybe I’ll see error of my ways, when I get to...

    > Maybe I’ll see error of my ways, when I get to pitch or pack tarp during high winds and rain.

    Phantom Grappler, you don’t want to miss that experience. Great fun. Make sure you have a friend...
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    > even in a hotel room. Would the hotel be...

    > even in a hotel room.
    Would the hotel be concerned if you were carrying up those trapezoidal concrete blocks often used as a foundation base? Maybe they壇 get the hint that hammock eyebolts in...
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    I started with HH hammocks. You may eventually...

    I started with HH hammocks. You may eventually try something else, but there is a LOT you can learn with Hennessy. Your 塗er can easily get by with a セ length UQ. Depending upon temperatures -...
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    BillyBob58 - you池e a better searcher than me :)...

    BillyBob58 - you池e a better searcher than me :) After posting the suggestion - and because I often have the thought when someone else references something - I thought, 的f I知 going to mention it,...
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    Just a note on cmoulders comment about removing...

    Just a note on cmoulders comment about removing guy lines. Keeping them on works if you are using only one tarp. But if you have a variety of tarps you are either configuring each one or moving the...
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