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    I ran grosgrain through the side channels of my...

    I ran grosgrain through the side channels of my Yeti with loops on each end (tacked to the quilt ends) with lineloc3s. The grosgrain serves to make the quilt not be the weak link in the set-up. The...
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    Spyderline is a really nice cordage but it is a...

    Spyderline is a really nice cordage but it is a real pain to splice.
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    7/64 is way overkill for a tarp...

    7/64 is way overkill for a tarp...
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    I take it you mean Dutch Clips (?)

    I take it you mean Dutch Clips (?)
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    12' is probably plenty. If in doubt, order...

    12' is probably plenty. If in doubt, order 15'ers. You can always shorten them.
  6. Thread: Alien loops

    by TominMN
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    They may not be rated by the manufacturer but I...

    They may not be rated by the manufacturer but I assume that has more to do with product liability issues. The XL version seems to be more than strong enough for hammock suspension. I wouldn't use the...
  7. etrack will work, but instead of hanging the...

    etrack will work, but instead of hanging the hammock directly on the hardware, run a pipe (like on your TDS) from bracket to bracket and hang from the ends so that the resulting force is pretty much...
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    Pretty sure the future is tomorrow... or an hour...

    Pretty sure the future is tomorrow... or an hour from now...or part of a second from now...:rolleyes:
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    Update us with your decision.

    Update us with your decision.
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    A little wear is inevitable over time. Rotate(?)...

    A little wear is inevitable over time. Rotate(?) the CL from time to time to put a fresh section on the hardware. Change out the CLs when you see enough wear to worry you. Carry extra CLs just in...
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    I think the reason you don't see a lot here about...

    I think the reason you don't see a lot here about the Diamondback is that it is relatively new to the market. That said, it gets great reviews. No surprise, considering that all of the previous WB...
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    You WANT to hang diagonally! That's the key to...

    You WANT to hang diagonally! That's the key to getting flatter lay.
  13. Technically it's not a matter of wind chill but...

    Technically it's not a matter of wind chill but quicker cooling as the wind carries warm air away. Wind chill only applies to the effect on skin.

    I got corrected some month's back when I typed...
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    You could chew on a few coffee beans!

    You could chew on a few coffee beans!
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    I guess what I was picturing was the bridges I've...

    I guess what I was picturing was the bridges I've seen that have (more ore less triangular) end panels. Those end panels seem to (generally) define end widths. Yeah, I can see, even with end pieces,...
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    Trivial point but the green tabs seem a bit...

    Trivial point but the green tabs seem a bit redundant... :confused:
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    I don't own a bridge. Just curious. It seems that...

    I don't own a bridge. Just curious. It seems that most bridges are narrower at the foot end. Pros and Cons?
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    No Bunion doesn't cut it. If there's another...

    No Bunion doesn't cut it. If there's another model in the works, Kwai is still available!
  19. If you can borrow that Amok for a few nights,...

    If you can borrow that Amok for a few nights, that might help a lot in finding out what works for you.
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    I think the guy that came up with "Prussick" was...

    I think the guy that came up with "Prussick" was trying to name it "Canyon." :rolleyes:
  21. Hadn't seen HG's ti mitten hooks before. That's a...

    Hadn't seen HG's ti mitten hooks before. That's a mitten hook that's almost certainly strong enough.
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    The Wasps are great but you don't need the...

    The Wasps are great but you don't need the Prusiks (note spelling...) The Wasps are designed to be adjustable along the line all by themselves without the Prusiks.

    You could also consider the...
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    Turtle ties use Amsteel like Speed Hooks (RIP)...

    Turtle ties use Amsteel like Speed Hooks (RIP) and Loop Aliens. Beetle Buckles use webbing.

    If you want to try an Amsteel suspension and you don't mind hardware (hardware adds weight), I like...
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    Suck it up and carry the extra webbing or go back...

    Suck it up and carry the extra webbing or go back to the ground! :rolleyes:

    Seriously, I, like you (with 15' straps), often end up with a bunch of webbing past the BBs. I've been tempted to...
  25. Thread: Looking for...

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    Yes, there is a bit of confusion as to what a CRL...

    Yes, there is a bit of confusion as to what a CRL is. The method you are/were looking for, like a clothesline outside of an apartment window, is preferred by some for a couple of reasons. First, some...
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    The only good thing about Canoecopia being...

    The only good thing about Canoecopia being cancelled is that I don't have to regret missing out on a bunch of great sessions this year.
  27. Makes total sense with porch mode. Not something...

    Makes total sense with porch mode. Not something I do much, particularly in the rain.

    As far as ducking, I tend to enter under the head end so, with the head end of the hammock lower, it's not...
  28. That would be hammock suspension capable....

    That would be hammock suspension capable. Definitely overkill. For a tarp, consider something like Dutch's ridgeline biner or his Stingerz. Other vendors have some similar products.

    (And no, a...
  29. Thread: new tarp time

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    Also, if weight and size really come down to...

    Also, if weight and size really come down to shaving grams, why a 12' tarp? 11' would seem to be pleant for the hammocks you've named.
  30. What I have done with my Yeti is to run 1/2"...

    What I have done with my Yeti is to run 1/2" nylon webbing through the channels and attach linelocs to the four corners, securing the ends of the UQ at the same time (a box stitch through the end of...
  31. This makes absolutely no sense to me! FWIW,...

    This makes absolutely no sense to me!


    FWIW, I tend to pitch my tarp level. With the foot end of the hammock strung higher, where extra height would be wasted anyway, it leaves me with a bit of...
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    I'd put the image on the back and your logo on...

    I'd put the image on the back and your logo on the front (pocket position) ... No need to soften the image edges.
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    I would definitely count on needing netting. Half...

    I would definitely count on needing netting. Half a mile is nothing for many insects. Not sure if sand flies, aka no-see-ums, would venture out that far but I'd want to be sure. No-see-um netting is...
  34. I can throw in my 2 cents worth. Lots of BWCAW...

    I can throw in my 2 cents worth. Lots of BWCAW and QPP trips over the years.

    The three most popular high-end camping hammocks out there are Dutch's Chameleon, the Warbonnet BlackBird XL, and Dream...
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    Two great hammocks is a good start...

    Two great hammocks is a good start...
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    Static cord should work just fine as long as...

    Static cord should work just fine as long as you're incorporating that shock cord at the end. If you use the ring while building the clews, they should balance just fine.
  37. Thread: Reflectix

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    I guess I'm showing my age! The first product...

    I guess I'm showing my age! The first product like Reflectix that I was exposed to had a clear side. Haven't paid attention to the more recent products.

    That said, a structure that is shiny on...
  38. SilvrSurfr, I totally agree regarding...

    SilvrSurfr,

    I totally agree regarding respiration. The water vapor we exhale certainly can condense on our various pieces of gear, depending on the dew point. But respiration doesn't end up...
  39. Thread: Reflectix

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    Reflectix

    First, I want to say up front that I'm not a huge fan of using this product for sleeping insulation. I know that it can provide some benefit if it is used properly but, to me, it's just not worth the...
  40. I mostly agree... Dedicated sleepware makes...

    I mostly agree...

    Dedicated sleepware makes total sense. But it can be insulation too if done properly. The "trick" is to only wear things that don't hold moisture or restrict circulation, .e.g....
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    I could see that in a campground...

    I could see that in a campground...
  42. Can't visualize that.

    Can't visualize that.
  43. I like to make the locking stitches between the...

    I like to make the locking stitches between the buries and then bury the ends of the thread. I don't do any "crossover"; I just make the two buries as close to one another as possible.
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    And no maggotz either! :scared:

    And no maggotz either! :scared:
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    People are just pulling your chain. But in the...

    People are just pulling your chain.

    But in the spirit of things, shouldn't they be wormz?

    As long as we don't get Lice to go with the Flyz and Fleaz...
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    Jump right in(?)

    Jump right in(?)
  47. IMO, I think Dutch hit the nail on the head with...

    IMO, I think Dutch hit the nail on the head with that 2 person tarp. That spreader bar makes for a whole lot of room. And now you may be able to get it with doors on both ends, like the typical...
  48. You make a good point. A lot of people who...

    You make a good point. A lot of people who purchase hammock gear know little about how it is put together and don't even know to look for problems. I'm guessing that isn't true of most of the folks...
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    Maybe Dutch can figure out a way to make...

    Maybe Dutch can figure out a way to make Glowworms!
  50. Chance are that a CL with a Locked Brummel done...

    Chance are that a CL with a Locked Brummel done in 7/64" or 1/8" Amsteel isn't going to break. As we typically use CLs, even if the Locked Brummel is the weakest part of the loop, it is only subject...
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