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    There is a bit of extra fabric flopping around....

    There is a bit of extra fabric flopping around. But, that's better than it being too narrow, IMHO. It actually feels wider than my Dutchware netless, which is also wide hexon 1.6. I know someone else...
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    FS: When you say "Left head end zippered storage...

    When you say "Left head end zippered storage pouch", I assume that means the pouch is on the left side of the hammock as you lay in it? So, if I lay with my head on the left and feet on the right,...
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    Not necessarily. If you use a CRL (continuous...

    Not necessarily. If you use a CRL (continuous ridgeline), just string it up as usual and the tarp (in the sleeve/skin) would hang below it, attached as you normally would. If you're a knot person,...
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    If you have a netless hammock without UQ hooks,...

    If you have a netless hammock without UQ hooks, these might...
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    FS: Pack sold.

    Pack sold.
  6. FS: I'll take the 20 degree TW Sent from my Moto...

    I'll take the 20 degree TW

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  7. Tried it last night in the yard with the UQ...

    Tried it last night in the yard with the UQ suspension connected to only the two opposing UQ hooks (that is, the one by my feet and the one by my head) and it seemed to work fine. I think a few more...
  8. Based on my experience with the warm weather TW,...

    Based on my experience with the warm weather TW, and the fact that all I have now are wide hammocks, that's where I'm leaning.

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  9. Connecting HG Incubator to a wide Trail Lair

    Had some issues this past weekend keeping my feet warm. Hammock is a Trail Lair in Hexon Wide with UQ hooks (no tieouts) and UQ is a HG Econ Incubator 20 degree. Previously, I'd used a Trail Winder...
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    FS: Granite Gear (Massdrop) Crown X60

    This is less than two years old and been used maybe 6 times on trail. No damage, but the mesh is a little dingy (not the light gray it was when new). This is a great bag, lightweight and lots of...
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    I have a DIY fleece top quilt that works great...

    I have a DIY fleece top quilt that works great when temps are about 55-60 degrees or above. It's basically fleece backed with ripstop nylon (1.9 oz). I tried the fleece by itself first, and it worked...
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    FS: Pm sent on CDT. Sent from my Moto Z3 Play...

    Pm sent on CDT.

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    Sorry to hijack the thread here, but how much...

    Sorry to hijack the thread here, but how much does your 20 degree SLD TW weigh? I love my 40 degree (3.6 oz) one so much I've been considering getting a 20 degree (6.0 oz) one. I currently have a 20...
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    There's an SLD Trail Winder (40 degree version)...

    There's an SLD Trail Winder (40 degree version) in the FS section right now. I have the same one (different color) and it works great from about April to October here in PA. In warmer climates, it'll...
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    FS: I'll take the pack. Sending you a PM for payment...

    I'll take the pack. Sending you a PM for payment info.
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    New Trail Lair question

    My new Trail Lair arrived yesterday. I spent last night adding the ridgeline (orange zing-it, which is a nice match to the burnt orange Hexon) and CLs. Dumb question, but what's the mesh stuff sack...
  17. Thread: Summer Quilt?

    by CVKealey
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    I think those are basically customized Costco...

    I think those are basically customized Costco Down Throws. I mean, that's not a terrible price if you're not into doing the mods yourself. Personally, I had a friend help me sew up a quilt with...
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    Quick tip for dealing with condensation: use a...

    Quick tip for dealing with condensation: use a fleece sleeping bag liner. The fleece does a good job of wicking away sweat (to a point) while still keeping you warm. My warm weather quilt is just...
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    Tree huggers + Whoopie slings = Fail

    Or, find trees that are farther apart? The whoopies I have (one pair from Dutch and another pair I made myself to the same length) can be shortened to about 18". Yeah, that leaves a LOT of excess...
  20. What do you use for external pole mod ties?

    I use an 8" loop of Atwood micro cord on each tieout. Adjusting the tension is as easy as wrapping it a few extra times around the pole.
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    Thanks all for the info and advice. I ended up...

    Thanks all for the info and advice. I ended up ordering an 11' TL in Burnt Orange Hexon Wide 1.6 and a black ion windshield. Jared said shipping on material is a bit inconsistent these days (hey,...
  22. Low back pain after 4-5 hours in the Hammock?

    the pillow under the knees may help...it works for me sometimes. what's been more effective, though, is scooching down in the hammock so my feet end up slightly higher than my head. this, plus a good...
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    For backyard use when I expect rain, I throw a...

    For backyard use when I expect rain, I throw a cheap blue tarp over the ridge pole. When rain is unlikely but possible, I hang my Tadpole under the ridge pole, tying the ends out to the same biners...
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    Trail Lair fabrics

    does anyone happen to have a hammock in the foliage grey 70d XL? I can't find any photos online of it to see what shade of grey that is. Is it similar to the charcoal of gray Hexon, or lighter in...
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    I've tried various methods including leaving them...

    I've tried various methods including leaving them in the ground where I'd stake them out and settled on the "together in the ground near the head end tree" as the easiest. First, depending on the...
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    At-hand stake storage

    dipped, I guess. They're cheapies from Amazon ($12 for 8 I think), but I imagine they're dimensionally the same as most others.
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    At-hand stake storage

    I usually keep my tarp in a mesh sleeve until/unless I need to deploy it. In the event I need to deploy it quickly, I usually stick the stakes (titanium shepherds hooks) in the ground near the...
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    Best Angle for TurtleDog Stand Legs?

    I'm no mathematical genius, but the angles of your tripods look pretty close to mine. What I've done to combat the tippiness is add small webbing loops at the base of each leg to stake them down.
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    Thanks for the reply. As I said, I have one of...

    Thanks for the reply. As I said, I have one of the AH netless hammocks from their fire sale, which is their 1.9 ripstop. At least that gives me some basis of comparison.
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    Trail Lair fabrics

    I'm considering a Trail Lair and spinning wheels on fabric options. My current go-to hammocks are an AH (1.9 ripstop from RSBTR's clearance sale) and a Dutch Hexon wide netless.

    I like the feel...
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    Hammock Fire SALE - from $25

    I've slept out just about every weekend since the lockdown started, most nights in my charcoal AH hammock. Very comfortable and at this price, good for tinkering. I'm planning to add a dual knotty...
  32. Thread: 10oz tarp

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    10oz tarp

    I have a WL Tadpole purchased shortly (just a few months) before Marty passed away and they closed up. The fabric was simply advertised as "a new silpoly blend". Without any hardware (just grosgrain...
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    FS/FT: SOLD to Canadark!

    SOLD to Canadark!
  34. Hammock Gear Economy Burrow 30 vs Sierra Designs Nitro 35

    I'm 6' even and have a regular length 20 degree burrow. I've found its plenty long and have pulled it up over my head a few times when I forgot to pack a ski cap to sleep in.
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    FS/FT: Catch-and-release no-net Ridge Runner

    No photos yet, but I can get a couple tomorrow. I bought this during the Memorial Day sale and would prefer to sell it here rather than put the fine folks at Warbonnet through the trouble of...
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    The weird thing is that I like a really firm...

    The weird thing is that I like a really firm mattress, but prefer a softer/stretchier hammock. Agreed on the side sleeping...whichever shoulder was down just felt confined. On my stomach, with a...
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    I tried with a cheap inflatable (2.5" thick) pad...

    I tried with a cheap inflatable (2.5" thick) pad as well as a self-infating (2" thick) pad and they both helped a bit with the side squeeze. However, even slightly flattened out, I had trouble...
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    The RR I ordered during the Memorial Day sale...

    The RR I ordered during the Memorial Day sale arrived on Friday and I set it up yesterday for an afternoon nap. I'm usually a stomach sleeper, and was hoping that the RR would be the best way to do...
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    Help Choosing Trail Winder Length

    I'm 6' even and have a standard length (9') TW that fits great on my 11' Dutchware netless hammock. The insulated section covers me head to ankle. If the 10' version has a correspondingly longer...
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    BTW, this is what I was talking about. It's not...

    BTW, this is what I was talking about. It's not that elegant, and I should have been more careful with the drilling the holes to get them centered, but it works. I also added stake loops about 1-2"...
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    Warbonnet sale is on :)

    I ordered a True Blue netless RR last Saturday. It was listed as "Available on backorder", so probably won't ship for another week I guess. Hopefully I'll get some notice in the next week that it's...
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    No underquilt a what temperature

    I've never slept comfortably overnight without an UQ. I have had a few very uncomfortable nights without one. In eastern PA, it doesn't usually get warm enough overnight to skip it.

    I have a 40...
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    BTW, just to let everyone know, the "dowel inside...

    BTW, just to let everyone know, the "dowel inside of PVC" idea above didn't work out. Still too much flex over that span. I caved and got a couple 1-3/8" galvanized fence top rails, but have yet to...
  44. Got it, thanks!

    Got it, thanks!
  45. question on Beckett loops

    Autumn, what material is used for the grab loop part of your Beckett loops and how long is the bury into the loop? I'd like to be able to switch between the Beckett hitch and whoopie slings with...
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    Maybe this was mentioned somewhere in the...

    Maybe this was mentioned somewhere in the previous 312 pages (I haven't tried searching through them all), but has anyone tried a PVC/wood dowel laminate cross-beam? I put my own Turtle Dog stand...
  47. Repairing a sleeping pad valve (slightly off-topic)

    Since I can't convince my wife & son to sleep in hammocks, they use self-inflating sleeping pads. I've got two that are ~8 years old and have worked well until the past year. They are both leaking...
  48. I bought a couple of becket loops a while back to...

    I bought a couple of becket loops a while back to go with an Appalachian Hammock from RBTR's fire sale and finally had a chance to try them out this morning. Full disclosure, until today, I had not...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I've been using aluminum...

    Thanks for the feedback. I've been using aluminum or titanium shepherd hooks or cheap Y stakes (either from Amazon or Walmart). I have had a lot of the alum shepherd hooks and few of the Y's bend...
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    Securing your tarp (stake questions)

    I've been camping most of my life and have used just about every type of tent stake out there. I know that there are better/worse stakes to use for various conditions; there is no 1 "perfect" stake...
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