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  1. Krtster79, welcome to the forum. Most settings...

    Krtster79, welcome to the forum. Most settings I’ve seen for the external pole mod have a line across the top of the tarp and the poles rest on that. It doesn’t rub because the tarp hangs below that...
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    > both versions are available in both sizes ...

    > both versions are available in both sizes

    You are correct sir. I have the two sizes (1.75mm, 2.2mm) is gray. What I have in 1.75mm (for Nama Claws) is yellow. Going back to Dutch’s site, I see...
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    When kayak camping, I aways bring a collapsible...

    When kayak camping, I aways bring a collapsible chair. If I were on a multi-day hike, I might bring a lightweight triangle stool. For just the day or overnight - my hammock is the chair.

    I started...
  4. In the past, I used to invest in very low end...

    In the past, I used to invest in very low end music systems. I did that because I have a hearing loss and figured the cost of a higher performance system would be wasted on my ears. One day a...
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    Never heard that extreme foot end elevation for...

    Never heard that extreme foot end elevation for the Hennessy. For the WB BlackBird - yes. But usually a GE foot end is more like 6 - 8 inches. And the Ultralite is less than 10 ft long - another lean...
  6. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    When considering the coverage, think about all...

    When considering the coverage, think about all the functions - like cooking and other things - you might be doing out of the hammock. Like the asymmetrical tarp that comes with the Hennessy...
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    LashIt comes in two sizes; 1.75mm and 2.2mm. I...

    LashIt comes in two sizes; 1.75mm and 2.2mm. I think someone posted that ZingIt is 1.75mm.

    I haven’t done exhaustive testing, but ti seems Zing it is a bit slipperier. I’m starting to use Zing It...
  8. Also consider “body signals”. For example, when...

    Also consider “body signals”. For example, when it’s time to pee at night, my body stops making heat. It’s saying, “Cougarmeat, if you don’t get up and relieve me, you are going to have a case of CBS...
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    The numbers you read are about comfort and not...

    The numbers you read are about comfort and not putting too much stress on the system. The sit height is just that. What is the height that works for you such that you can just spin your legs our of...
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    Not all hammocks are the same. What is right for...

    Not all hammocks are the same. What is right for you and your ENO might not be the best setting for your Hennessy. Are they even the same length? The amount of sag and hang angle numbers are...
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    There was one YouTube that discussed two styles...

    There was one YouTube that discussed two styles of a CL. One had the bury/tail of side A into Side B, the other, after making the lock, folded the tail of Side A back into Side A. The second method...
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    You might try wearing a balaclava you can pull...

    You might try wearing a balaclava you can pull over your mouth. In cold times, I have one that can cover, or redirect, the warm out breath over my nose because that gets cold too. I’ve had frosty...
  13. Thread: Fess Up

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    > I think there should also be a "do you pee in...

    > I think there should also be a "do you pee in your hammock?" notation,

    Normally I’d let this … go, but Sister Mary Francies’s specter is hovering near with her ruler in hand. Perhaps you meant...
  14. Thread: Fess Up

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    I consider getting up at night character...

    I consider getting up at night character building. Like in kayaking - I’ve seen people paddle a few strokes away from shore, then roll their kayak on one side, then the other - just to get that out...
  15. I know that “foot end closer to tree” and larger...

    I know that “foot end closer to tree” and larger than six inch difference in foot/head end heights is suggested for the Warbonnet Blackbird. But are you sure it applies to other GE hammocks? The...
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    I use those poles a lot. REI has two sizes. I use...

    I use those poles a lot. REI has two sizes. I use the smaller of the two sizes for Porch Mode on the hammock tarp and if I were sure I’d need to tarp a picnic table or other gathering area I’d use...
  17. As I understand it, the difficulty in cold...

    As I understand it, the difficulty in cold weather is not so much warmth as it is the challenge of condensation. You need to balance the heat robbing air flow with just enough circulation to minimize...
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    Then it sounds like your ridgeline is so long...

    Then it sounds like your ridgeline is so long it’s allowing the hammock ends to be so far apart that it’s stressing the expected length of the bug net. If the ends of you net Velcro around the...
  19. To shorten a ridgeline, I tie an Alpine knot in...

    To shorten a ridgeline, I tie an Alpine knot in it. I can adjust the loop size for the amount I want to take out and it gives me a loop for hanging stuff. But the minimum is 4 inches or so. Other...
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    1. pressure under knees: Lower the hammock so...

    1. pressure under knees: Lower the hammock so when you set in it, your feet are on the ground. I like mine at a height that allows me to swing my feet to the ground and just stand up - about 18...
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    A photo would make your situation clearer. My...

    A photo would make your situation clearer. My experience with full size bug nets is they are held up by the hammock ridgeline and have a Velcro closure at the ends. But I don’t think the ENO hammock...
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    What fabric feels best next to you? I prefer NOT...

    What fabric feels best next to you? I prefer NOT to feel the nylon so I wear pj’s. Given your two choices, I’d put the blanket under the TQ. But … I might be more stable - less shifting - to put the...
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    FS: It’s ambiguous, re: HF policy, if I’m supposed...

    It’s ambiguous, re: HF policy, if I’m supposed to go to the Underground quilt site to find out about this tarp or if I can just ask you. As a risk taker, I’ll ask. What size is it?
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    Great looking bridge! Looks like you have at...

    Great looking bridge! Looks like you have at least one other in the background. What have you tried?
  25. If you are going for a large tarp and are already...

    If you are going for a large tarp and are already considering Noah, why not go for their Noah 16? Sounds like size/weight will not be an issue. I think Dutchware has a “two person” tarp that is extra...
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    More important to me is a snap closure and draw...

    More important to me is a snap closure and draw cord at the head end. The draft collar is usually part of the design - not an option. Same for that snap closure; it’s part of the design. But some...
  27. Because your question was about a tarp without...

    Because your question was about a tarp without doors - you could 1) add an undequilt protector to your kit. 2) be prepared to reorient your tarp. The other suggestions are standard storm rigging...
  28. Hi Turk181. I see this is your first post so...

    Hi Turk181. I see this is your first post so welcome to the forum. Your 15 - 20 foot tree distance is a bit longer than usual. But you have the right idea. A “slight” error is just considering the...
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    So was it just the hammock fabric and your bare...

    So was it just the hammock fabric and your bare back? One of the advantages of a double layer hammock is mosquitoes aren’t supposed to be able to bite through it. The downside is more weight and bulk...
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    Looks great! There’s a term called, “racking”. it...

    Looks great! There’s a term called, “racking”. it has to do with the side to side sway of things. It is often prevented by adding a triangle, or a least a diagonal piece joining two sides in the...
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    Not to put too technical a point on it but I...

    Not to put too technical a point on it but I think it’s important to keep in mind that 100% of the warmth comes from you. The TQ may help you keep it, but there is no heat generation properties that...
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    I used a tarp without doors (Hennessy Hex) for...

    I used a tarp without doors (Hennessy Hex) for many years. If “windy” is a given, you’ll probably want to use snakeskins. A Snakeskin is a long tube made of nylon or mess material. It slides over the...
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    Because it’s so important, I second the idea of...

    Because it’s so important, I second the idea of NOT using those pillars. A simple search on YouTube will show various accidents, some fatal, in those configurations. To drive the point home, those...
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    Andrew, if it is asymmetrical maybe some way...

    Andrew, if it is asymmetrical maybe some way lying in it at the wrong diagonal? When you are in it at the proper sag, look carefully to uncover any stress lines - or put someone else in the hammock...
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    I use a rubber bumper that looks like it was made...

    I use a rubber bumper that looks like it was made from a 2” section of bicycle inner tube with a hole on one side for the pole point. But I just pull the sides out. They are close, but don’t touch....
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    When I asked one vendor about tarp colors,...

    When I asked one vendor about tarp colors, suggesting darker colors would dry faster, he asked, “If you had to stay under it for most a day (or two) in a rain storm, what would be best for your mood?...
  37. it sounds like this is a rite of passage. Like...

    it sounds like this is a rite of passage. Like you are not a hammocker until you accidently sit on your UQ (or UQP) instead of your hammock. Same for clamshell and Tensa4 owners? Glad to read that...
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    In my setups, usually, but not always, the tarp...

    In my setups, usually, but not always, the tarp suspension contacts the tree lower than the hammock suspension. Also, with the RidgeRunner, a recommended distance between the apex points - were the...
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    There are a few other pluses to the DL....

    There are a few other pluses to the DL. Reputidely, a mosquito can’t “bite” through the double layer but if skin was next to a single layer they might get it. Also, if is very warm, and you also...
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    Zippers are important for kayaking Drysuits....

    Zippers are important for kayaking Drysuits. There is a lubricant for them that come in a rub on tube and it appears to be some formula of wax. I apply it after every forth or fifth saltwater...
  41. If we lived in an isolated world it wouldn’t...

    If we lived in an isolated world it wouldn’t matter. Our PNW Ponderosa Pines have pretty thick bark. Note that any damage is probably more related to the bark the tree has rather than it’s diameter -...
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    Don’t know how the standard sock is configured...

    Don’t know how the standard sock is configured now but a very worthwhile and inexpensive option is to have WB put a zipper on both sides. Gives you a lot more choices for view and ventilation -...
  43. I use a ¾ length Therm-a-Rest Guide - no longer...

    I use a ¾ length Therm-a-Rest Guide - no longer made. At my height (5’6”), ¾ length is almost full length. If there were a possibility I’d go to ground, I’d use that and a double layer hammock. But...
  44. You should have picked up my double layer weight...

    You should have picked up my double layer weight weenie when I had it For Sale. :) No one wanted it so I’ve started using it. I’m puzzled about the status of BIAS but that’s for another thread. If...
  45. I used a Hennessy Hex for years - a great general...

    I used a Hennessy Hex for years - a great general purpose tarp. It’s a bit heavier than what’s available today (for more money) but not too heavy for me. I only sold it because I wanted to try some...
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    Sometimes goals are easier to obtain if they are...

    Sometimes goals are easier to obtain if they are clearly defined. You might time your current setup - say it’s 5 minutes - then, as you make changes, you can see how much improvement those changes...
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    The only extra “fit” I know about is the panal...

    The only extra “fit” I know about is the panal pulls on the 13ft superfly are positioned to be aligned with the Ridge Runner spreader bars. In addition, the 13 ft Superfly has a small D-Ring...
  48. Thread: Camp setup

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    I usually clip a pack to the hammock suspension....

    I usually clip a pack to the hammock suspension. When kayak camping, I’ve used a gear sling. Once something comes out of the bag, it goes in the sling. The theory is, if I need to use it once, I’ll...
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    Sometimes Harbor Freight has a “Free with...

    Sometimes Harbor Freight has a “Free with Purchase” item that is useful. But I don’t want to make a large purchase to get the “free” item. For 99 cents, they sell a bag of tags with a plastic case on...
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    Wild Flower, welcome ot the forum and...

    Wild Flower, welcome ot the forum and congratulations on your bravery for considering a DIY stand. Know that you could make the whole thing using wood (2 x2’s) and lashing to tie the suports...
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