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    Maybe this issue is the fact that they are...

    Maybe this issue is the fact that they are kockoffs? Quite often the knockoffs have sharp edges rather than a smooth radius's. There are also a few different ways to use them. The method shown in...
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    I hope you can manage to catch up with her on the...

    I hope you can manage to catch up with her on the trail once your new hammock arrives.
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    Here are some other methods https://theultimatehang.com/2013/04/05/loopalien-with-a-tarp-and-a-continuous-ridge-line/ and https://theultimatehang.com/2013/04/06/loopalien-with-a-tarp-part-2/
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    Here's a comparison image of a DD 3.5 x 3.5 and a...

    Here's a comparison image of a DD 3.5 x 3.5 and a HG Journey 12' hanging in the same location.

    @Xackman the DD tarp is fine in the rain in my experience. As you can see it had been raining when I...
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    Have you looked at the Tito titanium stakes?...

    Have you looked at the Tito titanium stakes? 200mm Ti Stakes they should be quite a bit lighter - they are also available in 300mm.
    I use a combination of the Tito 200m Ti stakes and MSR ground...
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    Dutchware products in Europe. UK...

    Dutchware products in Europe. UK https://hengehammocks.com/ Germany http://www.shop-016.de/shop/index.php?user=campinghammock and Netherlands https://www.dutchhammockstore.nl/en/

    I don't think...
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSUn6zPuyFU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSUn6zPuyFU
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    Burden? The point of free speech is more about...

    Burden? The point of free speech is more about allowing folk to express themselves and their views, so that others may draw their own conclusions and form opinions after weeding out the chaff. Given...
  9. Thread: Alien loops

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    I like my Loopaliens for my tarp split ridgeline...

    I like my Loopaliens for my tarp split ridgeline using zingit. They work great and are pretty foolproof even in the dark or bad conditions setting them is easy.

    The Turtle ties also look good...
  10. There are folk that are happy with pads, other...

    There are folk that are happy with pads, other cant stand them, and people like me that could get by with a pad the experience wasn't completely awful but not something worth sticking with. It also...
  11. I made the assumption that you maybe thinking of...

    I made the assumption that you maybe thinking of going out without insulation at first (which seems to be a common mistake (been there myself)).

    I guess it depends on how you want to get into...
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    Been happy with my Journey tarp...well made, good...

    Been happy with my Journey tarp...well made, good all round coverage and packs pretty small. Mine is also a US made.
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    Looks like you have nailed the equipment list,...

    Looks like you have nailed the equipment list, all you need now is a chance to get out in the woods. Enjoy
  14. Thread: Econ Burrow

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    How much did the shipping and taxes cost if you...

    How much did the shipping and taxes cost if you don't mind sharing that info?
  15. Have you looked at https://easyhammock.co.uk/...

    Have you looked at https://easyhammock.co.uk/ which could be another option for you? There are multiple factors in hammocking that need to be taken in to account if you want to get a positive...
  16. I'm 6'2" and went for a 20F Econ long, for four...

    I'm 6'2" and went for a 20F Econ long, for four season camping in the UK. It has worked well for me down to -5C. I considered the standard but decided to go for the extra coverage rather than risk...
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    Looks like you have done a great job and the soft...

    Looks like you have done a great job and the soft shackle look good. Better than my first attempt. Personally I like to prusik the trailing loop for the added security and it also keeps it up out of...
  18. Thread: UQ decision

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    Henge have had some War Bonnet UQ in stock (late...

    Henge have had some War Bonnet UQ in stock (late last year iirc) but they sold out pretty quick. They didn't do WB or any quilts when I was buying. May have considered a wooki if they had them at the...
  19. Thread: UQ decision

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    Brought a few items from Henge Hammocks, my...

    Brought a few items from Henge Hammocks, my Chameleon came from them - no complaints.
  20. Thread: UQ decision

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    I went with an Econ 20F long standard fill to use...

    I went with an Econ 20F long standard fill to use year round in the UK, and it has been great. Had a couple of nights down at -5 C and it did the job for me. It's pretty rare to get temps much lower...
  21. He has an Expedition Zip as stated in the OP.

    He has an Expedition Zip as stated in the OP.
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    The Banyan leaves in the Banyan Bridge Hammock...

    The Banyan leaves in the Banyan Bridge Hammock logo are a bit of a giveaway.
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    Close there is a Banyan bridge in Hong Kong, but...

    Close there is a Banyan bridge in Hong Kong, but I suspect the naming was inspired by the Indian Banyan root bridges?
  24. I don't recall having seen another video, but it...

    I don't recall having seen another video, but it wouldn't surprise me if they cover both methods. Having tried both methods on different set-ups the full length shock corded approach is my...
  25. Here's their instructional video... ...

    Here's their instructional video...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GleBkyhXCzk

    He doesn't seem to be recommending running the shock cord the length of the hammock.
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    You could take a look at the Turtle Ties...

    You could take a look at the Turtle Ties but they aren't DW.
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    I have the Asym net and the Moonlight cover...

    I have the Asym net and the Moonlight cover (symmetrical). I find it slightly easier to get a good lay in the Moonlight, you can switch lay direction (I don't use the tieouts) as well which is handy...
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    @TKC_in_canada As BannanaHammock says the...

    @TKC_in_canada

    As BannanaHammock says the Chamelleon is another option. The two person rig is a pretty good deal if brought as a package...
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    The OP is asking about the Clark 2 person...

    The OP is asking about the Clark 2 person hammocks which do actually cater for two individuals sleeping in independent sleeping compartments. However you're correct with respect to what are often...
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    I squeeze some air out and put a small random ish...

    I squeeze some air out and put a small random ish fold in the end (mostly to stop the air going into the stuff sack) and then stuff and squeeze like a crazy person. It actually stuffs pretty easy if...
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    I'm no hammock expert so everything that follows...

    I'm no hammock expert so everything that follows is based on my own direct experience and upgrade path.

    I haven't tried any DD hammocks, none of their designs ticked enough boxes for me...
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    I find it very convenient having everything...

    I find it very convenient having everything packed together in one package. When I get home from a trip I air out my hammock gear and dry the tarp. Those pictures are how my gear ends up after every...
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    Not having easy access to the US cottage vendors...

    Not having easy access to the US cottage vendors I went for a DD Hammocks XL - Sleeve (£11 GBP / $14 USD) to stow my hammock and quilts. The XL - Sleeve swallows up my Chameleon regular, with...
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    You could try doing a vinyl wrap on the tubes....

    You could try doing a vinyl wrap on the tubes. It's relatively cheap and an easy DIY job, that would give you a nice finish. It's also non-destructive so you can easily swap back to the original...
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    If you follow the link in my first post that...

    If you follow the link in my first post that gives the paint solution. You need to apply an etching coat first if you want the best adhesion. If you want to diy at home then you would probably be...
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    Anodising is the best option but the current raw...

    Anodising is the best option but the current raw anodised surface would need to be removed which would make it very expensive. Power coating is the next best finish for ally but that's also costly....
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    See post three in this thread...

    See post three in this thread https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/paint-adhesion-anodized-aluminum-157007/ assuming you have one of the later anodised Tensa 4 stands (if it has stayed shiny...
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    If you have some scrap material left over you...

    If you have some scrap material left over you could give this a try and if it works remove the worst of the excess from the tarp. Not too sure if this would effect the waterproofing on the tarp...
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    I don't have a TATO stand but my ridgeline has...

    I don't have a TATO stand but my ridgeline has some slack in it when hung on my DIY Tensa stand. The ridgeline tightens up fine when I'm in the hammock and the lay is perfect with no calf ridge etc....
  40. For $32 bucks that seems like a decent option...

    For $32 bucks that seems like a decent option given the recommendation.
  41. Dutchware have a 20% discount on tarps until the...

    Dutchware have a 20% discount on tarps until the 2/9 this month. A Xenon 12" winter tarp with doors, D-rings $150 sale price $120 panel pulls are available as an option.

    Standard rectangular 12"...
  42. The DD 3.5 x 3.5 is a pretty good tarp for the...

    The DD 3.5 x 3.5 is a pretty good tarp for the money. I have one and it offers great coverage, but it doesn't pack as small as a 20D Silpoly tarp. It tends to hold water once it gets wet. The tieouts...
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    Thanks for the thought. I already have a US made...

    Thanks for the thought. I already have a US made Journey, I was only interested in the one above as a loaner/spare. I have other tarps I can loan out but none of them have doors.
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    Colour coordinated socks? People might start to...

    Colour coordinated socks? People might start to think you're taking your hang far too seriously.
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    Thanks again Grisnakh. Well that didn't go...

    Thanks again Grisnakh.

    Well that didn't go according to plan, the shipping company managed to lose the package. So I guess that's the end of that. :(
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    The loopaliens are pretty versatile and as you...

    The loopaliens are pretty versatile and as you already have them it's worth trying them out. Derek did some good articles/videos explaining various ways to use the loopaliens here...
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    Having experienced American chocolate I have to...

    Having experienced American chocolate I have to concede the Flake is a better choice. There must be Swiss and Belgian brands in America? Afaik they don't produce any chocolate that contains the junk...
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    @Shug Don't talk about Flake's they used to be...

    @Shug Don't talk about Flake's they used to be the size of a fallen redwood, now they are tiny sticks of chocolate (not even real chocolate I might add) barely larger than your pinkie. Shrinkflation...
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    Toot too from a wet 'n windy corner of SE England.

    Toot too from a wet 'n windy corner of SE England.
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    Thanks for the official clarification. It was a...

    Thanks for the official clarification. It was a bit of a curve ball seeing that picture of the label and to add to the mystery the seller had wrongly listed the item as a hammock.

    After much...
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