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    I do it the way Tac does.

    I do it the way Tac does.
  2. Thread: DCF Tarps

    by MikekiM
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    My guess is lack of man-power to get it done.

    My guess is lack of man-power to get it done.
  3. One often made mistake, especially when new to...

    One often made mistake, especially when new to setting up underquilts, is make the shock cord suspension too tight; both the length and the end cinch. More so the ends. What looks good when you are...
  4. Thread: Tarp Questions

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    You can easily mix and match brands. 11' tarp is...

    You can easily mix and match brands. 11' tarp is a perfect match for an 11' hammock.. I had two 12' tarps and found the extra length to not be worth the extra weight. All of my tarps are now 11'....
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    Welcome!! Lots of folks from NYC, Long Island,...

    Welcome!!

    Lots of folks from NYC, Long Island, Westchester area. Consider the Hammock Backpackers Meetup group. Great people with all levels of experience. Let the Organizer know I sent you...
  6. Thread: DCF Tarps

    by MikekiM
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    I stuck with HG for all of my DCF tarps. They...

    I stuck with HG for all of my DCF tarps. They have been doing tarps for years and it's not a side-thing for them. Their post sale customer service is outstanding as well. I had a pin hole in the...
  7. Sounds like your make-shift UQ is letting cold...

    Sounds like your make-shift UQ is letting cold air in. Sometimes reaching around to feel for gaps isn't as effective as having someone else look. Your body movement as you reach around closes gaps...
  8. Thread: Fess Up

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    ^^^^^ Exactly THIS ^^^^^ One good gust of wind...

    ^^^^^ Exactly THIS ^^^^^

    One good gust of wind can make for a mess of epic proportions.

    I have never and will never lean out of the hammock to relieve myself. Get up and out, take a few steps...
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    WTB: I have a custom JuneBug Dawn synthetic top quilt...

    I have a custom JuneBug Dawn synthetic top quilt you can consider. I believe it's APEX 2. I use it to about 50F.
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    Looks like you got a decent deal. HG doesn't do...

    Looks like you got a decent deal. HG doesn't do custom Econs any longer.

    I have a 0F custom Incubator, set of 20's (Burrow & Incubator), 40's (Burrow & Phoenix) and a 55 synthetic TQ from JuneBug...
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    I would prefer the fleece inside my TQ. A couple...

    I would prefer the fleece inside my TQ. A couple of strategically placed KAM snaps would keep it in place and make it modular.
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    The solution is simple... Just raise your anchor...

    The solution is simple... Just raise your anchor points at the trees. Though I think you're implying you have fixed anchor points at one or both ends. Not being dismissive here, but find another...
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    I have a DIY in that fabric. I don't find it...

    I have a DIY in that fabric. I don't find it slick, but do think it has a vary crispy feel to it. Initially I was taken back and didn't think it would work for me, but it has no become my favorite...
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    FS: I'll take the Ribz

    I'll take the Ribz
  15. I made one a year or two ago.. maybe this will...

    I made one a year or two ago.. maybe this will be useful.
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    No worries... I would not have offered if it was...

    No worries... I would not have offered if it was putting me out.

    Glad you found what you wanted.
  17. Thread: Underquilt

    by MikekiM
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    I have a standard length and width Hammock Gear...

    I have a standard length and width Hammock Gear Incubator, Premium with 950fp. 10D outer fabric and 10D taffeta inner. I have both the stuff sack (never used) and the cotton storage bag (always...
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    I'll respond in your post. I won't need the...

    I'll respond in your post.

    I won't need the quilt for a few months..
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    If you're REALLY stuck, I would discuss letting...

    If you're REALLY stuck, I would discuss letting mine go, just to help you out as long as I can order another while the HG sale is on, or at the prevailing price for HammockGear quilts. I wasn't...
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    You might consider Dynaglide, Emma Kites Waxed...

    You might consider Dynaglide, Emma Kites Waxed Spectra or NE Rope Endura 12. All have load ratings that would support your tarp, but are a smaller diameter more suited to the small LA's.
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    Only if those doors actually close! Sorry......

    Only if those doors actually close!


    Sorry... I'm totally kidding with you.. I couldn't resist...
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    Since I am most often solo or with one other...

    Since I am most often solo or with one other (male) backpacker, I don't give to much thought to the translucence of the DCF tarp. If I did, I would just switch to camo, and we would all disappear.....
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    Sad to say.. I am glad you tried it first. :lol:...

    Sad to say.. I am glad you tried it first. :lol:

    I recently had the conversation with another HF member about using a webbing CL, with Amsteel leader and short Kevlar hugger. We decided it...
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    I don't think you'll have issue with...

    I don't think you'll have issue with accommodating the skins regardless of the setup.. they crush down to nothing. Although if your adjustment point is inside the skin it can add a bit to the...
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    FS: Since your post says 'a set' I am thinking you...

    Since your post says 'a set' I am thinking you have a two piece skin. If so, I'll pass.


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    FS: Yes.. a single long sleeve versus two smaller...

    Yes.. a single long sleeve versus two smaller sleeves that meet in the middle.


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    Nice!!!


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  28. FS: Not challenging your answer.. but I have a DWG...

    Not challenging your answer.. but I have a DWG Hexon 1.0 Halfwit.. it's 10.4 ounces in a DCF Bishop Bag. Just sayin...
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    I don't have answer.. though if your CL is a...

    I don't have answer.. though if your CL is a strap and you're putting a becket in it with Amsteel, it's kind of the opposite of a traditional setup.. Tree strap and amsteel CL's.

    What prompted my...
  30. Thread: Busted bug net

    by MikekiM
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    Another vote for hand sewing. Doesn't have to...

    Another vote for hand sewing. Doesn't have to look pretty just has to work.

    Backup goes to Tenacious tape. They make a noseeum patch.
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    I use Lineloc 3 hooks with Z-Packs 1.2mm Z-Line...

    I use Lineloc 3 hooks with Z-Packs 1.2mm Z-Line on my HG Palace. Out of the box, they won't hold. I modified each Lineloc by adding a tiny cut in the mouth of the 'V' that is the lock on the...
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    Yes.. single or double snake skins will work fine...

    Yes.. single or double snake skins will work fine with a CRL or a single RL. Either will also work with split RLs.

    I have gone back and forth with split vs single RL and I can't get a rhythm with...
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    Folded, straight edge and a sharp rotary cutter. ...

    Folded, straight edge and a sharp rotary cutter. Works well with Monolite too...
  34. FS: I'm not interested in the Half Wit (I have three)...

    I'm not interested in the Half Wit (I have three) but others might like to know the fabric.
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    FS: If they are a single skin, I'll take it. If it's...

    If they are a single skin, I'll take it.
    If it's a double skin, I'll stand down.
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    That ^^^^^^ is a neat idea.

    That ^^^^^^ is a neat idea.
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    One can hope! Having your son join you on the...

    One can hope!
    Having your son join you on the trail, hammock-by-hammock, a good thing!!
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    I have one of those zippered slings.. never use...

    I have one of those zippered slings.. never use it. I think it's the one from DH, but not sure..
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    While I do have a 0F UQ (a real beast of down), I...

    While I do have a 0F UQ (a real beast of down), I don't have a 0F TQ.

    I have 20F and 40F sets with a 55F synthetic TQ. The 0F/20F set can get me into single digits easily. In cold months I...
  40. Thread: Hi!

    by MikekiM
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    Welcome to HF! That's a cool story..

    Welcome to HF!

    That's a cool story..
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    I finish the same way cougarmeat does.. tucking...

    I finish the same way cougarmeat does.. tucking a bite under the last wrap.

    When it's time to undo the line (these are my split ridge lines) I tug the tail of the bite and the whole thing...
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    I've never used the UFA as I don't trust the open...

    I've never used the UFA as I don't trust the open design to support my weight. I do have a set of Dynaglide CLs with the small Ti LA's spliced in, that have been used with both Dynaglide & Amsteel...
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    Pretty neat... These calcs don't include the...

    Pretty neat...

    These calcs don't include the length lost to shrinkage of the outer sheath at the bury?

    When making ARLs I put a fixed eye in both ends and a ucr in the middle, towards the foot...
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    I am a data geek of sorts... I keep details of...

    I am a data geek of sorts... I keep details of each hang, home or on the trail, with date, temp hi/low, quilt, hammock and tarp combo and a short paragraph with clothing details. What I wore, and...
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    You might also search around for a (now...

    You might also search around for a (now ellussive) Phincubator.

    Back when Hammock Gear was doing full custom orders, you could have an UQ with a length between the Phoenix and the Incubator. Hard...
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    I always hang the foot end higher. Once in,...

    I always hang the foot end higher. Once in, gravity takes over and I settle to the lowest point, which is pretty much level. So.. no, I don't sleep with my feet higher.

    The exception to that...
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    I had chosen the capped standing French seam...

    I had chosen the capped standing French seam because it didn't require seam sealing and the ridge tie outs are integrated into the ridge seam. Plus I thought is looked cool. I did two identical 12'...
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    Ribbon for tarp ridgeline - nylon or polyester?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200623/efe951114f3ec5db35fe49832a72a1d9.jpg

    This... In 7/8"
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    You're quite welcome.. If your priority is...

    You're quite welcome..

    If your priority is distance flexibility and saving money.. Skip the ucr, MSH & toggle. The upside of the ucr is ease in making adjustments. That's where it stops. It...
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    I have an 11' Palace and agree the mesh is a bit...

    I have an 11' Palace and agree the mesh is a bit tight to pull over all that fabric.. especially compared to how easy it is over a Standard without doors.

    I've long given up on the two piece...
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