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    I have never had any luck with a hot tarp that...

    I have never had any luck with a hot tarp that was not 12' x 14' I wish you all the luck in the world. What stove did you get?
  2. You did not say how tall you were. But most...

    You did not say how tall you were. But most people find great comfort in an 11'x60" gathered hammock. No spreader bars required.
  3. Yes the ribbon is sewn on and sealed. Tying to a...

    Yes the ribbon is sewn on and sealed. Tying to a ridgeline should work very well.
  4. I installed ties to hold my internal poles in...

    I installed ties to hold my internal poles in place an sealed the threads with rtv.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49982947897_1a017284f1_c.jpg
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    Here a thread on that very discussion going on...

    Here a thread on that very discussion going on right now.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/158536-Quickest-Hang-Method-for-Hammock-and-Tarp
  6. I don't have a picture of my fix but on night one...

    I don't have a picture of my fix but on night one I use my socks from the day and fold them around to make bumpers on the side that always goes up when you sit down.
    I am also extra cautous when...
  7. I only see a side yard. What are we looking for?

    I only see a side yard. What are we looking for?
  8. Isn't that the Top Quilts job? ...

    Isn't that the Top Quilts job?

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    If you use Google and add Hammockforums to the...

    If you use Google and add Hammockforums to the search you will get much better searches. I have no idea why.
    That said IMO a sore back after sleeping in a hammock is do to the material being too...
  10. Hi Sethery, for me a summer UQ made with a high...

    Hi Sethery, for me a summer UQ made with a high quality synthetic material sound like an excellent choice. I would sure prefer that over a sweaty pad.

    Winter hammock hanging is where synthetic...
  11. Making the RL longer does not really make the...

    Making the RL longer does not really make the hammock longer. Remember you are laying on an angle.
    A shorter RL can with some hammocks make them much more comfortable.
    To see if that helps your...
  12. I would be very careful if you try and make the...

    I would be very careful if you try and make the replacement RL longer it could stretch and or damage the net. Shorter is fine.
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    I own the same WL hammock as Paul. I agree one at...

    I own the same WL hammock as Paul. I agree one at the foot and one on the opposite side at the head really works well.
    Want to switch head to feet just flip the hammock over. There is no top or...
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    Any standard rectangle UQ will fit a bridge...

    Any standard rectangle UQ will fit a bridge perfectly. An UQ with a leg shelf would have a gap.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/5504/11822716954_81682b8f61_c.jpg
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  15. I have always thought the extra pee thing from...

    I have always thought the extra pee thing from the hammock was because we drink so much extra water to stay hydrated.
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    I do this all the time with extra gear in the...

    I do this all the time with extra gear in the trunk. To save a bit more weight a spare extender set of whoopies weigh next to nothing.
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    Not sure if this will help. I used a standard...

    Not sure if this will help.
    I used a standard 2QZQ UQP for a gathered end hammock and it worked perfectly on my bridge hammock.
    To be honest I found nothing unique about the bridge dimensions. All...
  18. So picture 1 no tarp and picture a very tiny...

    So picture 1 no tarp and picture a very tiny tarp? I barely remember those days of how tiny could you go.
  19. If you live in an area with high humidity dew is...

    If you live in an area with high humidity dew is just part of nature. Carry a small micro fleece towel to wipe your gear off or plan your trip so you can let damp thinks dry in the morning sun.
  20. Are there no clothing and rope stores in Ecuador?...

    Are there no clothing and rope stores in Ecuador? Making a simple gatherend hammock is pretty dam easy.
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    My screened in porch always has a hammock...

    My screened in porch always has a hammock hanging. I change it out as the weather changes. For me standard 12' tree straps is all I have ever needed. ...
  22. For those not wanting to go out and buy another...

    For those not wanting to go out and buy another tarp you can checkout 2QZQ's Grizz Beaks they even make them out of dilemma cuben fiber for the weight consus....
  23. When I was young in the 1970's I needed no doors....

    When I was young in the 1970's I needed no doors.
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    I can't believe Dutchware was not on the national...

    I can't believe Dutchware was not on the national essential store list just like whiskey and ammo. We should write our congress person.
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    Just a quick update. Rick the owner has made a...

    Just a quick update. Rick the owner has made a folder for the DM section it is not active(open so you guys can see it) yet
    I think he is waiting on one admins input. It should not be very long now....
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    Wow shug although all of them bring a smile to my...

    Wow shug although all of them bring a smile to my face my favorite is your best hammock camping pal The Maple King.
    These really are nice, thank you so much for sharing them with us.
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    I have no argument with what you are saying. But...

    I have no argument with what you are saying. But learning Ultra Light camping techniques is a bit out of the scope of this forum.
    Our parent forum is centered around backpacking and hiking. We...
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    I agree with SS. Hammock Forums has always been...

    I agree with SS.
    Hammock Forums has always been about light gear.
    There are no bushcraft canvas hammocks or canvas tarp folders here.

    Just like the suggestion for a standalone DIY subfolder...
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    I thought that we already did this. Folks for...

    I thought that we already did this. Folks for years have posted they need help making something and other would help. Once the initial contact was made here a lot was done off forum via PM and...
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    I am glad you like the quilts but for me sweating...

    I am glad you like the quilts but for me sweating in too much insulation is just a miserable as freezing.
    The whole you can vent never worked for me. I prefer the right temp quilts for the temps I...
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    Lots of nice places to hang a hammock along the...

    Lots of nice places to hang a hammock along the Platt River. Head East along Hwy 76. Look for BLM land and access areas for bird/duck hunting.
    Get too far away from water and there are not many...
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    Since you joined in 2014 and half these vendors...

    Since you joined in 2014 and half these vendors were not around I would guess it was https://www.whoopieslings.com/
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    Thank you James. In my 40's and 50's my mind...

    Thank you James. In my 40's and 50's my mind could store so much data and details on a DIY projects.
    But now in my late 60's my mind seems to be in some kind of slow data dump mode. Details are...
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    I believe I bought all my poles at a place called...

    I believe I bought all my poles at a place called quest? I went with a steep peak because I wanted the tarp to be self shedding.
    I did many backyard tests to determine what tarp angle was needed so...
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    Great report with pics and vid. I'd try an ice...

    Great report with pics and vid. I'd try an ice fishing sled like shug uses they sell them in many lengths. That might track a bit better in a rutty road. Your current sled would work great on a...
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    Oh my snugpak must not do any winter field...

    Oh my snugpak must not do any winter field testing.
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    I enjoyed the video and pics thanks you.

    I enjoyed the video and pics thanks you.
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    Please take pics and share them. It really is a...

    Please take pics and share them. It really is a lot of fun.

    Here are two pics of my very first backyard winter hammock test back in the winter of 2010.

    My gear list: Warbonnet 10' black...
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    Well I am probably too late to the party. Its...

    Well I am probably too late to the party.
    Its not all about an ounce or two of down its baffle depth.
    A 2" baffle vs a 3.5" there is a huge difference in warmth with the same fill.

    When Marty...
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    GilligansWorld, I love the project. Thank you for...

    GilligansWorld, I love the project. Thank you for taking the time to post your details for others to work with.
    I have snapped a pole in the woods. Tried to take too sharp a turn in deep snow.
    I...
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    Sure why not give that a try. I agree with the...

    Sure why not give that a try. I agree with the guy in the video the std PVC jet sled will out perform just about all of them. You just need polls that will not break in the cold.
    I am no fan of...
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    Good lord I had to google that (A hydrophilic...

    Good lord I had to google that (A hydrophilic molecule or portion of a molecule is one whose interactions with water and other polar substances are more thermodynamically favorable than their...
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    Any sled will work the trick is finding the right...

    Any sled will work the trick is finding the right poles and waste belt. I have seen a lot of DIY home depot pole snap in the cold. PVC with nylon cord, chimney sweep poles just won't stand up to the...
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    I am just the opposite the colder it gets the...

    I am just the opposite the colder it gets the less a covered hammock helps and the more venting you need. There is a range where covered hammocks really shine go outside of that range and you will...
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    Yes my bad. Thanks for the correction.

    Yes my bad. Thanks for the correction.
  46. In Colorado every place I hang in winter has a...

    In Colorado every place I hang in winter has a pack of coyotes. I love listening to them complain that I am in there territory but I have never felt threatened or scared.
    I am so glad I live in a...
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    I really like shockcord and mitten clips.

    I really like shockcord and mitten clips.
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    Congrats on your new personal best. 8 degrees is...

    Congrats on your new personal best. 8 degrees is dammed cold. Sounds like you had a nice warm sleep in your hammock kit. Did you take anymore picts? I will never get to visit Stokes Forest.
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    At your weight, this is all the snow shoe you...

    At your weight, this is all the snow shoe you will ever need in Colorado. ...
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    Love it MichiganDave. I to like to take all the...

    Love it MichiganDave. I to like to take all the fun toys in the winter. All my bushcraft toys that are way to heavy if I was hiking with a pack.
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