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  1. I don't treat my DCF tarp any differently from my...

    I don't treat my DCF tarp any differently from my other tarps.

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  2. @Styles2281 thank you for your service! Sent...

    @Styles2281 thank you for your service!

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    I run 1/8" shock cord only through the length of...

    I run 1/8" shock cord only through the length of the underquilt, measured when the cord is relaxed. The remaining distance to the hammock ends from all 4 corners of the quilt is 1.7oz Zing-it (or any...
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    I also roll grosgrain into the rolled hem.

    I also roll grosgrain into the rolled hem.
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    Sticky: Thanks for cueing up this long lived thread. I...

    Thanks for cueing up this long lived thread. I looked back to the beginning. Those posters back in 2010 were the old-timers of HammockForums! I miss a lot of those folks.

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    Hexon 1.0 would be very stretchy at your weight....

    Hexon 1.0 would be very stretchy at your weight. I'm a bit below you and find it too stretchy. Plus, 1.0 fabrics have been known to fail at your weight. The MTN fabrics inherently have much less...
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    Much smaller, about 2mm. I splice 1.7mm Zing-it...

    Much smaller, about 2mm. I splice 1.7mm Zing-it with no problems. You just need the smaller wire size for the task.

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    I have tried many but can't seem to get away from...

    I have tried many but can't seem to get away from dynaglide whoopies with Kelvar tree straps and a continuous loop on the hammock end

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    I agree with cougarmeat, a wet tarp will stay wet...

    I agree with cougarmeat, a wet tarp will stay wet until deployed to dry again. A wet solid snakeskin, especially a silnylon one, stays wet forever unless turned inside out... a real pain. Snakeskins...
  10. I've gone to Mountain 1.7 from Ripstopbytheroll...

    I've gone to Mountain 1.7 from Ripstopbytheroll to get rid of the stretching. Very pleased with it.

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  11. Thread: Alien loops

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    I have hung my hammock many times using the small...

    I have hung my hammock many times using the small ti loop aliens. The ones with the open circle. I always made sure there was a soft landing under me, LOL.

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    Horrible news! Structures or trees, hammocks can...

    Horrible news! Structures or trees, hammocks can develop a great deal of sideways pull. It scares me to see tight suspensions, even among our group. These piano wire tight single line suspensions...
  13. Thread: full doors

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    There's a reason shock cord is preferred for...

    There's a reason shock cord is preferred for doors instead of rigid line, LOL.
    I deploy my doors only as needed for weather. I usually have them tied together from each end of the hammock. I tie...
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    Maine? Probably can't find enough space for a...

    Maine? Probably can't find enough space for a hammock between trees, LOL.
    1st world problems....

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  15. Someone is pro-active! [emoji12] Sent from my...

    Someone is pro-active! [emoji12]

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    About a half hour drive or so north of you are...

    About a half hour drive or so north of you are several private campgrounds, including Meadowbrook (near Phippsburg) where we have our annual Lighthouse & Lobster Hang.

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  17. I received my cancelation call earlier today....

    I received my cancelation call earlier today.
    2020 is proving to be a tough year.

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    Sticky: Congrats on the accomplishment! I always cut...

    Congrats on the accomplishment!
    I always cut 6"-12" off the bottom of my Fronkey style bugnets, depending on how wide the fabric is.

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    A 20 liter roll top dry bag. My tarp is in...

    A 20 liter roll top dry bag. My tarp is in snakeskin and packed on outside of my pack to deploy first.

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    I leave my underquilt, top quilt and net attached...

    I leave my underquilt, top quilt and net attached together. Even my inflatable pillow (deflated) is packed all together.

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  21. I have camped more in Florida than anywhere else,...

    I have camped more in Florida than anywhere else, where the humidity cannot get any higher and, during frequent thunderstorms, it rain sideways and visibility is limited to a hundred feet. I have...
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    Yep, gaps are the problem 9 out of 10 times. It's...

    Yep, gaps are the problem 9 out of 10 times. It's really, really helpful to have someone of your size lay in the hammock while you adjust the UQ suspension from the outside.

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    #10 knitting needle cut to 3" length. Sent...

    #10 knitting needle cut to 3" length.

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    Warmer bottom quilt. You can always throw extra...

    Warmer bottom quilt. You can always throw extra clothing on top of you to supplement your top quilt. Any clothing you lay directly on will be crushed, thereby rendered ineffective for insulation.
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    Welcome! Nice setup for first try. The pup...

    Welcome! Nice setup for first try. The pup definitely seems satisfied with it!

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    Snakeskin! Keep the tarp in snakeskin until you...

    Snakeskin! Keep the tarp in snakeskin until you secure the ridgeline tie-outs to the two trees. Then peel back the snakeskin and I stake the windward side first, then finally the leeward side.
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    Enjoyable read, at your expense. Sounds like you...

    Enjoyable read, at your expense. Sounds like you have a good attitude! Crooked stitches are fine.
    Practice on smaller scraps. This thin Nylon is a different beast. It takes some time to get the hang...
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    Congrats on your first night off the ground!...

    Congrats on your first night off the ground! While ultimately comfortable, hammocks do have a bit of a learning curve. The biggest challenge is usually the underquilt adjustment, so you're not alone...
  29. I'm lookin forward to Harold Parker myself,...

    I'm lookin forward to Harold Parker myself, although the future of everything is shaky now [emoji53]

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  30. Thread: bug nets

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    Another vote for a simple gathered end with...

    Another vote for a simple gathered end with Fronkey bugnet. I don't put an elastic channel in the bottom just let it drape. The key to any bug proofing Is permithrin, no matter what style hammock.
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  31. I spray only my hammock & netting. Plus my...

    I spray only my hammock & netting. Plus my clothing, of course.

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    Doors... yes! See Shug's post above [emoji115] ...

    Doors... yes!
    See Shug's post above [emoji115]

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    Personal preference. It's not needed to take up...

    Personal preference. It's not needed to take up slack when the tarp gets wet like silnylon. But some prefer it as insurance to protect the tarp from tripping over guy lines and such.

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  34. I use 1mm dyneema braided fishing line for tarp...

    I use 1mm dyneema braided fishing line for tarp tie-outs. Careful where you walk though!

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    We've had to close trailheads and prohibit...

    We've had to close trailheads and prohibit parking on shoulders here in White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Too many people congregating, mostly with Massachusetts tags, who are used to...
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    It's been a very short, mild winter here in New...

    It's been a very short, mild winter here in New England. It's mud season now, to be quickly followed by bug season.

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    I like to get my mix pretty thin. Thick stuff...

    I like to get my mix pretty thin. Thick stuff takes too long to dry and makes sticky clumps. Foam brush to throw away. Stir the mineral spirits for a long time.

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    To me, all this boils down to the lesser of two...

    To me, all this boils down to the lesser of two evils..... Picardin vs West Nile, Permithrin vs Lyme disease, etc.
    Perhaps another alternative is to stay home on the couch with TV remote on your lap...
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    Clisbyclark summed it up perfectly. Go to our...

    Clisbyclark summed it up perfectly. Go to our forum cottage vendors for everything because you can actually talk to them about your specific needs. Even beefed up suspension systems.
    There are a...
  40. If a loop has the proper bury lengths, tails...

    If a loop has the proper bury lengths, tails don't come out under tesion. They slide out when the rope is relaxed. A few lock stitches is my preferred method to prevent this.
    But, tension the bury...
  41. Added to my calendar too! Sent from my Pixel...

    Added to my calendar too!

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    Go with Zing-it or Lash-it, essentially the same,...

    Go with Zing-it or Lash-it, essentially the same, as it will not stretch. Paracord and the like is nylon and will leave your tarp limp.

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    Don't give up completely. Lots of folks have...

    Don't give up completely. Lots of folks have Monolite hammocks, but how many pictures of failure have been posted?
    Consider using any ultralight hammock at home or an overnight with easy bailout....
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    Definitely don't use only shock cord. Either all...

    Definitely don't use only shock cord. Either all line or line with a loop of shock cord.
    The shock cord is particularly useful with silnylon tarps because they expand and GE limp when wet from rain...
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    First off, here's a recent thread of similar...

    First off, here's a recent thread of similar discussions you may be interested in.

    MTN 1.7 is definitely stiffer and my favorite hammock material for my 190 pounds.

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    Congrats to Gary on his retirement (I highly...

    Congrats to Gary on his retirement (I highly recommend it) and to Dutch for carrying forth on a really iconic hammock line here in the USA!

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  47. I would never turn the tails back for fear of...

    I would never turn the tails back for fear of placing all the load on a near zero radius turn. A bad thing with any rope. Buries won't slip if one simply puts a few loose stitches into the bury.
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    Really nice work, Shug! [emoji106] Sent from...

    Really nice work, Shug! [emoji106]

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    A man of MANY talents! Shug the artist! Sent...

    A man of MANY talents! Shug the artist!

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    Now there's a nugget of hammock history right...

    Now there's a nugget of hammock history right there! [emoji106][emoji7]

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