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    Bridge hammock tarp

    I am trying to find the lightest full coverage tarp option for a bridge hammock. I have a palace, but I am concerned that I would inevitably put a hole in it. Toss me out some ideas to look at. ...
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    I almost always attach it unless I already have...

    I almost always attach it unless I already have too much quilt for the temps.
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    FS/FT: Sale went through

    Sale went through
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    FS/FT: The sale is pending from a buyer not on this...

    The sale is pending from a buyer not on this forum. If I should take down and repost if sale falls through please let me know.
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    FS/FT: Sale pending payment.

    Sale pending payment.
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    Just figured I would give an update after four...

    Just figured I would give an update after four nights in the hammock. So far I would say I really like the fabric. It has minimal stretch (174lbs) and I like the feel of the material. I would say...
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    FS/FT: Price drop to $135.

    Price drop to $135.
  8. Thread: Tarp length

    by Billcole
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    I debated on making my wife's palace a 12'...

    I debated on making my wife's palace a 12' length, but ended up sticking with an 11' because I got a great deal on discounted one from HG. We have been out for 5 nights since receiving it and I am...
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    I will take it

    I will take it
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    FS/FT: 250lbs

    250lbs
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    FS/FT: Single Layer, 1.7 oz nylon. I emailed Warbonnet...

    Single Layer, 1.7 oz nylon. I emailed Warbonnet to ask about max weight, but I think it is like 275 or 300lbs.
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    FS/FT: Warbonnet blackbird XLC

    Selling or trading my single layer 1.7oz original Warbonnet BB XLC (not the new version). No rips, tears or stains on the hammock. I am including a set of Warbonnet polyester straps and buckles. ...
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    Underquilt protector

    Looking for one that fits a 11' hammock.
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    Same to you, maybe we will pass each other. My...

    Same to you, maybe we will pass each other. My wife and I will be starting next Sunday and doing the Big Carp, Little Carp, Government Peak and Escarpment Trails.
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    I was a little worried that I wouldn't like the...

    I was a little worried that I wouldn't like the fabric, however I like to slippery feel. It might be a placebo effect, but the extra 2-3" of width seems to allow me to lay a little flatter. I have a...
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    FS: Sold to RichardDavies.

    Sold to RichardDavies.
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    FS: Dyneema tree straps and whoopie slings

    Up for sale is a set of 8' 1.4 gpf dyneema straps with 6' 2mm whoopie slings and toggle delete loops. Only setup in the yard once. My wife decided she likes the simplicity of buckles. $20 includes...
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    I went with an 11' that is 64" wide. I am coming...

    I went with an 11' that is 64" wide. I am coming from a hammock that is basically the same dimension and didn't want to go smaller. I am 6' and have used a 10' x 58" wide hammock in the past and...
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    Trying a new 1.2 MTN Darien

    I have been using a WBBB XLC for a long time and decided I wanted to try something different and lighter. Dream hammocks have a good reputation, so I jumped on the new 1.2 mtn Darien in charcoal...
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    FS: Sold to HMLCK

    Sold to HMLCK
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    FS: 1.4 gpf tree straps

    MyersTech 1.4 gpf dyneema tree starps, 15' long. Only used on one trip. $15 shipped to the conus.

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    Been using HG quilts for a long time and since my...

    Been using HG quilts for a long time and since my wife and both use hammock we have 0 and 40 degree setups. I have been thinking about a Loco Libre underquilt for awhile to add to the mix.
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    Funny you mention that, I plan on buying a...

    Funny you mention that, I plan on buying a lightweight backpack and it will be going next to the three pictured. Thinking either a dyneema bag or a Osprey Levity 45.
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    Decided to start hanging things from the wall...

    Decided to start hanging things from the wall today. The storage shelves are still messy, but I will get them organized. Figured since it's 90 degrees and humid outside that an inside project was...
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    When you have an HG addiction...

    Decided to change up my gear room and start hanging things from the wall. Think I figured out I have an addiction. Oh well, there are worse things to be addicted to.
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    FS: Sold to thechase721

    Sold to thechase721
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    FS: Not at this time, I would like to bundle them.

    Not at this time, I would like to bundle them.
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    FS: Warbonnet Superfly with accessories

    Looking to sell my wife's Warbonnet Superfly.

    It's a 11' green Warbonnet Superfly made from 20D Silpoly with probably only 15 nights on it. The extras that come with the tarp are a 40' (Dyneema...
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    Hammock Gear quilt bags

    I am looking for three of the Hammock Gear branded storage bags. I can order from them, but thought I would ask here first.
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    Quilt/Backpacking storage ideas

    We have amassed a ton of quilts and backpacking gear and it has overrun our hallway closet. We have decided to dedicate our smallest bedroom to outdoor activities like backpacking, so I am looking...
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    If for some reason the first two don't work out, I will take it.
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    How did you like the MTN 1.3 material? That was...

    How did you like the MTN 1.3 material? That was going to be what I was going to try.
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    XLC vs other wide hammocks

    So my XLC was my first real hammock and it has served me well for years. I am thinking about trying another hammock just for something different. If I did I was going to go with a wide hammock, say...
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    Let me know if you decide to sell the 1.3 MTN. I...

    Let me know if you decide to sell the 1.3 MTN. I have been on the fence about trying it.
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    No issues, added the ridgeline and tie outs,...

    No issues, added the ridgeline and tie outs, everything looks great.
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    Tiebacks? Standard? Palace?

    So my wife and I are debating on getting a second Dyneema tarp. We have a Palace and I am still trying to decide if 'my' tarp is doing to a standard with doors or another Palace. Anyone that has...
  37. Thread: ULA CDT Pack

    by Billcole
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    FS: Hipbelt and torso are both medium?

    Hipbelt and torso are both medium?
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    I have a 11' Palace and it works fine for me. ...

    I have a 11' Palace and it works fine for me. Like everyone else has stated the upside is lower weight and the downside is packability and puncture resistance. I am debating about converting my wife...
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    The one piece is tight on a palace.

    The one piece is tight on a palace.
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    I messaged Jared a few days ago, but never got a...

    I messaged Jared a few days ago, but never got a response. I will check with Mountain Goat, I purchased a couple two piece sleeves for WBSFs.
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    12' palace mesh sleeve

    I am thinking about upgrading my wife to a 12' palace and I was wondering what people use for mesh sleeves. I have a 11' palace and have not been happy with the one piece sleeve from HG.
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    Thanks, Actually started messaging Phil...

    Thanks,

    Actually started messaging Phil yesterday about a potential trip. One of his posts is why I was planning a south bound trip. How any days did you guys take to go it? I was thinking 8-10...
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    100 Mile Wilderness

    My wife and I are thinking about hiking the 100 Mile Wilderness. I am assuming hammocks would not be a problem, but I thought I would reach out and see if anyone here has done it.
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    12' HG Palace with a Bridge Hammock

    Hello all,

    I am thinking about ordering a new tarp that would work for a bridge hammock in case I go that direction in the future. I already have a 11' palace, but wanted to buy a second tarp...
  45. Thread: LiteAF tarp

    by Billcole
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    LiteAF tarp

    I was looking for reviews of the Liteaf tarp and haven't found much. Their website just has Frozen's review and he have it a 5 because he helped with designing it and the other review gave it a 5...
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    Old XLC vs New XLC

    Does the new XLC weigh less than the older version? I see the new one listed at 21.75 oz and 30.2 with polyester webbing, buckles and carabineers. My older one is 34.3 on a couple different scales. ...
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    Is there much of a weight difference between the...

    Is there much of a weight difference between the sparrow and Darien if using the same hammock material?
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    I have, he suggested them to me. I just wanted to hear from others with experience. I wanted to feel a little more comfortable since I would most likely be purchasing for my wife also.
  49. Has anyone tried the 1.4 white straps from Meyers...

    Has anyone tried the 1.4 white straps from Meyers with a becket?
  50. I checked on the Kevlar straps and it sounds like...

    I checked on the Kevlar straps and it sounds like there was a concern because one person said theirs failed so they are doing some testing. Not sure how many are out there, but I am guessing the...
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