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    Be careful with the CF stakes.. I have the Ruta...

    Be careful with the CF stakes.. I have the Ruta Locura version. the metal tip has come out more on two occasions, remaining deep in the soil. Had I been on a multi day trek I would have lost the...
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    Stakes, spare lines and tree straps all go in a...

    Stakes, spare lines and tree straps all go in a zippered cuben fiber taco bag.

    Grab a hammock. Grab a tarp. Grab a taco.
  3. For sure, that's your issue.. a 9'r for your...

    For sure, that's your issue.. a 9'r for your height is likely to be a brutal night sleep. At six foot plus, an 11'r or 12'r is best. Width is a second choice and in my experience less critical. I...
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    Reflective Z-Line is 1.2mm. I use it with...

    Reflective Z-Line is 1.2mm. I use it with modified Lineloc 3s, and Vs.



    I am experimenting with this on my Palace. Orange Z-Line and yellow Dutch Wire.



    Those are Squeeze Hooks. Not...
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    Yes... Reflective Dutch Cord...

    Yes... Reflective Dutch Cord

    I have and use both Dutch's and ZPacks Reflective Z-Line...

    Pretty much the same stuff..
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    Try a cordage like Dutch Wire or Z-Packs Z-Line. ...

    Try a cordage like Dutch Wire or Z-Packs Z-Line.

    I don't use Flyz, but I do leave my guy lines on each tarp and just roll them into the tarp as I slide the skin on. The stiff wire feel of these...
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    That's sweet. I can see folks using this at...

    That's sweet.

    I can see folks using this at the ground points dropping the fixed loop over a stake and tensioning with the prusik.
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    ^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^

    ^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^
  9. Of the three cuben tarps I have, only the...

    Of the three cuben tarps I have, only the Standard Hex has any shock cord. My ground lines are all the same... 1.2 ZPacks Reflective Z-Line with a Double Dragon knot creating an eye in one end. I...
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    I checked what I have and sadly, I don't have any.

    I checked what I have and sadly, I don't have any.
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    I had a Sparrow for a short time... Took it in...

    I had a Sparrow for a short time... Took it in trade. It was a double layer which I didn't really need, but I did find that Papa Smurf's craftsmanship is top notch.

    I have three Hyper D 1.6...
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    Source for Shepard’s Hook Stakes

    I donated my micrometer, so no exact measurements, but to the naked eye the difference is obvious....

    Lawson HDs on the left & Vargo Ti on the right.
    ...
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    I'll check today... sorry.

    I'll check today... sorry.
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    Let's propose a group buy.. I'd buy a few...

    Let's propose a group buy.. I'd buy a few backups.

    I have a ton of the skinny Ti hooks from all sources. Amazon, Vargo...
    I carry two just for tarp doors, but I wouldn't trust them for ground...
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    Just went searching for pics of my last trip to...

    Just went searching for pics of my last trip to the Timp. Love that spot. Can't find the pics though.
    Sweet payoff after a challenge hike. And a beautiful view at night. Though last time we were...
  16. I heard rumor a few months back that Lawson was...

    I heard rumor a few months back that Lawson was going to produce a 1.2 Glow Line. I have no issues with I am using and it all works well with Lineloc V, but Lawson cordage glows like a flame thrower...
  17. There are more than a few folks who make good use...

    There are more than a few folks who make good use of asym tarps, and yes it's my opinion optimal results require extra skill and dedication. In fair weather they are a joy and offer plenty of views...
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    I am splitting hairs, or fibers, but I find the...

    I am splitting hairs, or fibers, but I find the basic ucr easier than the whoopie. That said, while I have used both, they are somewhere in the back of the bottom draw in my gear closet......
  19. I made one like your first design.. a DIY Kitsap...

    I made one like your first design.. a DIY Kitsap Style Glasgow Asym Tarp
    Template is here.. but be warned.. it's a big picture.

    More pictures here...

    I used it half a dozen times, with 11'...
  20. I don't feel comfortable with Linelocs on the...

    I don't feel comfortable with Linelocs on the ridge tie outs, but do use them at the ground corners on my tarps. All three tarps use Zpacks 1.2 Reflective Z-Line. The standard and standard with...
  21. About to order another ThermoDrop and a...

    About to order another ThermoDrop and a replacement for my InkBird two probe BlueTooth rig I use when grilling/smoking. The InkBird is really inaccurate.. off by about 20 degrees which can be the...
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    Totally agree.. I have the original size, and the...

    Totally agree.. I have the original size, and the same micro you have, but it's unpainted. I like it beside my cook kit when making a meal in the winter when sun sets early. I have a crack in the...
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    I use the Becket exclusively. It doesn't drop ...

    I use the Becket exclusively. It doesn't drop when I tie it. I have a diamond knot spliced about two inches down the CL to create both a stopper for the becket to sit against and a thumb loop to...
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    If got a box fabric that was Sqidmarks... let me...

    If got a box fabric that was Sqidmarks... let me see if I have it


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    Is that a micro UCO tea light lantern I see? ...

    Is that a micro UCO tea light lantern I see?


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  26. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    Yes.. That would be a good option as well..

    Yes.. That would be a good option as well..
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    My warmest TQ is a HG Premium 20F Burrow with...

    My warmest TQ is a HG Premium 20F Burrow with 950. Lighterpack tells me it is 18.79oz. Paired with either a Premium 950 Incubator (20.6oz) it is my primary quilt set. I do have a HG 0F Premium...
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:...

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    I'm sorry.. I couldn't resist. You've been 'contemplating' this for what... four or five years?
  29. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    My 'Holy Grail' tarp is the one Intimidator sold...

    My 'Holy Grail' tarp is the one Intimidator sold a year or two ago... so pissed I missed that one. HG custom cuben Standard Hex, with doors at one end. Yes indeed, I have given thought to cutting...
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    And that's why I moved to mesh as well. Had...

    And that's why I moved to mesh as well.

    Had two HG cuben skins and while I liked the 'cuben-cool-factor' they made no practical sense to me..
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    Yeah.. I didn't get it either. It's not far...

    Yeah.. I didn't get it either. It's not far from the Equestrian Center. Mostly uphill, as is anything when leaving from the Equestrian center, but not two hours of inaccessible hiking.
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    Lat / Lon in the lower corner of the vid. That...

    Lat / Lon in the lower corner of the vid. That was just SW of Stone Memorial Shelter, but it could have been anywhere in the park...

    41°10'06.0"N 74°06'47.0"W
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    I can't choose my days so easily. Seems every...

    I can't choose my days so easily. Seems every trip I planned this year got upset by something. Can't blame COVID for everything. Busted knee, college applications, leaky skylight...

    In any...
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    I've seen a bunch of Rattlers.... The one I...

    I've seen a bunch of Rattlers....

    The one I mentioned, A HUGE Timber Rattler up on the Timp, another at a location I can't recall, but I did get a picture of it coiled up right in front of my...
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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...
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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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