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    I like the soft sound of rain on the tarp. I...

    I like the soft sound of rain on the tarp. I imagine that you just get used to it after 5 min or so. That’s my primary concern with them - easily repairable holes just add character (as long as you...
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    Ridgeline makes it much easier to get a great...

    Ridgeline makes it much easier to get a great setup. If I am in a hurry (rain, tired, hungry, whatever) I will just synch both ends tight-ish with the straps on the tree at about head height. By...
  3. Great question! Eagerly looking for folks...

    Great question! Eagerly looking for folks experience on this.

    I have a great down camp blanket that I was thinking of modifying to snap into my UQ. I often take it on hikes and trips - it weighs...
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    Sounds like Seattle! :)

    Sounds like Seattle! :)
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    Hmm - I actually just checked the SLD site. It...

    Hmm - I actually just checked the SLD site. It says the std length is 106Ē which is 8.8. I ordered mine with a hammock and Jared told me what to get, but I canít recall now. I am 95% sure I have a...
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    Might be on to something here! My TW is 9í...

    Might be on to something here!

    My TW is 9í for my 11í hammock. I am not sure what the shock cord length adjust I have it set to is exactly, but it is far less than a foot. I can measure...
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    Also, there is not a whole lot of fiddling with...

    Also, there is not a whole lot of fiddling with the TW that I’ve noticed other than the tension on the ends. I don’t do much with the middle adjustments although tighteneing them seems to ‘wrap’ the...
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    Interesting. I have the TW20 and have slept in...

    Interesting. I have the TW20 and have slept in it several times now down to about 35 and was comfortable even with a lighter weight sleeping bag. I was lying out today in it in 45 and comfy with...
  9. Neat video - I loved your musical choreography...

    Neat video - I loved your musical choreography when exploring the ruins. NEat spot, I will check it out if I am ever in the area.

    Thanks for posting it.

    I was so interested in this structure...
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    I sleep much warmer since I started wearing down...

    I sleep much warmer since I started wearing down booties and a down hat at night. My feet are the first thing to get cold, but I don’t really feel it in my feet. This was a game changer for me.
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    Itís kind of like being so familiar with your...

    Itís kind of like being so familiar with your equipment that the only questions are what trees and dialing in the sag and end heights. It takes a fair amount of dedication to determine what knots...
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    Nice! I like th contrast with the black and...

    Nice! I like th contrast with the black and green.
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    I would bet olive brown which is what mine is. ...

    I would bet olive brown which is what mine is. Looks the same to me.
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    Trail Winder stacking

    Folks,

    I got a new Trail Winder some time back - protector and under quilt all in one. Iíve been so happy with it - 20 degree rating and less than 23 oz with wind and moisture protection is just...
  15. After returning from a 5 day trip, I told my wife...

    After returning from a 5 day trip, I told my wife how much better it is for my back to sleep in a hammock. I suggested that I should hang one in the bedroom for sleeping. She laughed and said,...
  16. Thread: Tarp Art

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    Tarp Art

    Nature and my tarp conspired to create some original art. I may need to name my new Superfly Picasso. :)

    https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/e3/25/LzXQqmQ9_t.jpeg
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  17. I have one that is bottom entry just like a bug...

    I have one that is bottom entry just like a bug net. So many options.
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    I havenít followed this thread fully, but I...

    I havenít followed this thread fully, but I totally get your frustration.

    I usually camp in a temperate rain forest. When that costal fog rolls in, itís like being spritzed with mister...
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    I think cinch buckles or even a carabiner and...

    I think cinch buckles or even a carabiner and loop strap are strongly suggested to anyone experiencing any sort of difficulty in setup. These are basically nearly impossible to get wrong and...
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    It doesnít slip under load, but it does Ďmoveí...

    It doesnít slip under load, but it does Ďmoveí when the hammock has been packed/unpacked several times. Perhaps it is this specific sling, not sure.
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    I think the gear sling would be better solution...

    I think the gear sling would be better solution to what I am looking for - seems more versatile. Something I can pack, stuff in the pack, pull out, hang on the hammock, has all the stuff I need just...
  22. Thread: New Superfly

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    New Superfly

    Folks,

    My new tarp just arrived.

    One hell of a nice tarp is my immediate reaction. Itís really not possible to appreciate how well this is done without checking it out in person. I went...
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    Many less expensive tarps are tape sealed on the...

    Many less expensive tarps are tape sealed on the underside - mine was anyhow. For the most part, that worked well. I only needed to seal in a few areas that allowed enough rain to come through...
  24. Thread: Tarp width....

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    You will end up with at least a few eventually I...

    You will end up with at least a few eventually I would imagine.

    I have a basic diamond tarp which I really like for summer when I know I am unlikely to encounter a storm and even then the temps...
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    I have a double-ended stuff sack which makes it...

    I have a double-ended stuff sack which makes it easy to just stuff the whole thing snake and all in there. I have all the lines attached so I also put the stakes in as well and it’s all self...
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    I’ve tried all the various sorts of bugnets at...

    I’ve tried all the various sorts of bugnets at this point and I prefer the bottom entry fronkey to anything that I have tried so far for several reasons

    - I can take it or leave it literally. I...
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    Enjoy these posts! Reminded me that I didn’t...

    Enjoy these posts! Reminded me that I didn’t post my last one from 2 weeks back.

    I took a quick trip to one of my favorite car camping spots with great views in order to test out my new...
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    As a relative newbie to this stuff, I can say...

    As a relative newbie to this stuff, I can say that having to seam seal a tarp that you bought for the primary purpose of keeping you dry really makes no sense at all to the newcomer.

    Kind of...
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    I like this idea. I got a new pack this...

    I like this idea.

    I got a new pack this summer. First trip out I slipped scrambling under a downed tree and ripped a hole in the stretch netting on it.

    It’s REI so someone suggested that I...
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    I don’t have a 180, but have slept in their 360...

    I don’t have a 180, but have slept in their 360 which is basically the same body with more zippers and some line updates. It’s a comfortable hammock in my opinion that will give you a great...
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    Nice!! Itís a sweet ride - my most comfortable...

    Nice!! Itís a sweet ride - my most comfortable hammock. Love the view from your hammock as well! Where did you camp?
  32. Thread: Tarp pull outs

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    The only time that I really use them is if it is...

    The only time that I really use them is if it is raining all day and I am stuck under the tarp - it's nice to have that extra space. Although, in this case I usually just lift one wall in porch mode...
  33. Good to know about the DWR. Sounds like a good...

    Good to know about the DWR. Sounds like a good reason to get a new quilt! I love down, but suffered one night well above my bags range due to floating in the air mist that saturated the bag. It...
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    Itís a super smart design in my opinion. It does...

    Itís a super smart design in my opinion. It does both keep the excess cord neatly organized in both cases - when deployed and also when putting it into the snake skin. Same in both cases.

    I...
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    He is also on etsy. I have communicated with him...

    He is also on etsy. I have communicated with him several times on eBay as well.
  36. My feet would always get cold. I finally got a...

    My feet would always get cold. I finally got a pair of down booties - changed my cold sleeping life. Then I got a down balaclava, oh my!

    These combined are a dynamo duo worth consideration in...
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    I think it would work well. The inside is...

    I think it would work well. The inside is essentially like a gathered hammock on the inside. The insulation hangs on the outside of the ‘shiny’ fabric which faces the hammock. It makes it easy to...
  38. Was just thinking about this the other day. I’m...

    Was just thinking about this the other day. I’m leaning towards getting a warm weather quilt, and like you mention, it seems like a good idea to not have a sewn foot box for that. I’m also leaning...
  39. Awesome trip! Just what I needed today - great...

    Awesome trip! Just what I needed today - great stuff.

    Also, I now want to get a pack dog!
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    When my stuff gets dirty, I just clean it. I...

    When my stuff gets dirty, I just clean it. I don’t worry too about about it ‘wearing out’. Things wear out and need to be replaced at some point - lines, loops, nets, straps, bags. I take care of...
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    Totally agree! I recently placed an order with...

    Totally agree! I recently placed an order with them and had a misunderstanding with a discount based on what I was buying. I was in the wrong, but they took care of me anyhow despite my having no...
  42. Not sure what your hammock needs are, but you can...

    Not sure what your hammock needs are, but you can get a netless hammock from Dutch wear very inexpensively in 11 or 12 foot. I prefer those to the built-in net hammocks because I most often don’t...
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    One more thing to try - why not, right? Try...

    One more thing to try - why not, right?

    Try this - sit in the middle of the width of the hammmock and toward the head end side. Get diagonal and then spread your right leg out and put your arms...
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    This is a connector that this company makes, but...

    This is a connector that this company makes, but Iíve made my own. Just a loop of shock cord with an overhand knot to form a smaller loop to hold the wrapped cord.
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    Also, Williamsport! Welcome to the forum. I...

    Also, Williamsport! Welcome to the forum. I grew up not far from there - Portland Mills (Ridgway area) if you’ve ever heard of it. Beautiful area.
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    With a wide, I’ve found it’s important to get...

    With a wide, I’ve found it’s important to get near the middle of it width wise for sleeping comfort. With a more narrow hammock this happens automatically since it’s fairly narrow by comparison.
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    I have a small section of shock cord attached to...

    I have a small section of shock cord attached to each tie out where the cord attaches to the tarp. I then just roll up the cord and put it in the small shock cord loop to keep it organized. I...
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    Recently got an asymmetric APEX 6.0 (20 degree)...

    Recently got an asymmetric APEX 6.0 (20 degree) Trail Winder in Moroccan blue. Quite a nice looking UQ and UQP. Fit my Darien like a glove. It got down to 38-40 and I was plenty warm. It was...
  49. Thread: Winter tips

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    I learned this lesson as a teen the hard way. I...

    I learned this lesson as a teen the hard way. I thought I knew exactly where I was in a snowstorm. My friend and I ended up nearly freezing and walking probably 18 miles when it should have been 1. ...
  50. I use tree straps with mule tape but it kind of...

    I use tree straps with mule tape but it kind of defeats the purpose.
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