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    Not a big deal. I was just curious; I don't plan...

    Not a big deal. I was just curious; I don't plan on making one.
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    I've never attempted to lay them flat enough to...

    I've never attempted to lay them flat enough to judge, but I'll take your word for it when you say the HG version is not a straight taper. I could imagine if it maintained the larger diameter for...
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    By my measurements, the SLD one piece in wide is...

    By my measurements, the SLD one piece in wide is about 14" in circumference at the big end and about the size of a dime at the small end. Noseeum is pretty stretchy, and I felt like I had to stretch...
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    I believe you have the 11' Palace, as do I, so if...

    I believe you have the 11' Palace, as do I, so if you'd like let me know and I can give you the diameter or circumference of the two ends of the sleeve as well as confirm the length. AFAIK it's a...
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    Nice write-up by MikekiM. I'll add that a good...

    Nice write-up by MikekiM. I'll add that a good fit for the Palace is the wide version of the sleeve from Jared @ SLD. Choose the length that matches the tarp ridge length.
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    I say it's in between stuffed and folded/rolled,...

    I say it's in between stuffed and folded/rolled, because you can fold or coil up the sleeved tarp and then wrap ridgeline or guylines around it and it will take up less than the full volume of the...
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    I think a lot of people do stuff DCF tarps. I try...

    I think a lot of people do stuff DCF tarps. I try to fold/roll when possible because they are a lot less bulky that way, besides possibly being better for the longevity of material.

    Tarp sleeves...
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    That makes sense to me, too. If I had to pick one...

    That makes sense to me, too. If I had to pick one I'd probably go for the middle one (which I don't own), but having acquired the Palace first, adding the standard with doors didn't seem as...
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    Those are probably the 2 hammock vendors that...

    Those are probably the 2 hammock vendors that specilize the most in customization, so if you talk to them about fabrics and sizing, either one will steer you toward something that should be really...
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    In case it factors into your decision, you're...

    In case it factors into your decision, you're also basically looking at the opposite ends of the cottage industry spectrum of lead times. Dream Hammock, while worth the wait, has one of the longer...
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    Because of the way the net works, the Trail Lair...

    Because of the way the net works, the Trail Lair is actually a better apples to apples comparison with the Dream Hammock Dangerbird. The Darien has a zipper on only one side and the net is not...
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    I recently got a Dream Hammock Darien made from...

    I recently got a Dream Hammock Darien made from 1.3 MTN XL. It's a 6/6 high tenacity nylon and has less stretch than some other light fabrics. It's rated at 275 lbs, which is also pretty good for an...
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    The XLC/Eldorado is also a 62" wide hammock body...

    The XLC/Eldorado is also a 62" wide hammock body compared to the 58" Chameleon. That makes the difference for me. I can sleep in either, but the XLC is more comfortable as long as it's strung right....
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    If you're comparing the Eldorado with the...

    If you're comparing the Eldorado with the original Blackbird, keep in mind the BB is a shorter hammock and doesn't have the ability to reverse the lay direction by flipping the net.
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    If only 2 - HG Dyneema Hex HG Dyneema Palace...

    If only 2 -

    HG Dyneema Hex
    HG Dyneema Palace

    I have 8 others, but just these 2 can cover pretty much any scenario for me.
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    Another thing to add - if your Chameleon happened...

    Another thing to add - if your Chameleon happened to be Hexon 1.6, the Warbonnet Dreamtex fabric is very similar. So if you liked/disliked one, you'd probably feel the same way about the other.
    ...
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    WTB: If you're interested, I have 2 Chameleon setups...

    If you're interested, I have 2 Chameleon setups that are identical other than colors. I would be willing to sell either one, but I'd prefer to sell either as a complete set.

    Set 1
    Chameleon...
  18. Since you solicited feedback, maybe try making...

    Since you solicited feedback, maybe try making one where the "point" at the open end of the hook scrolls inward? Less chance of snagging or puncturing other materials?
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    LEGO kitten hammock stand? Lol ...

    LEGO kitten hammock stand? Lol

    https://i.imgur.com/ziNlBrB.jpg
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    Coincidentally, designing a brick-built hammock...

    Coincidentally, designing a brick-built hammock out of LEGO (in minifigure scale) is no easy task.
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    Fun question. Building with LEGO (all caps, no...

    Fun question. Building with LEGO (all caps, no "s" at the end - the plural of LEGO is LEGO) is another hobby of mine and has been for years.

    In my opinion, this isn't something that would be...
  22. - Do you have some sort of fixed length...

    - Do you have some sort of fixed length suspension, or is there another reason why you can't shorten the suspension to bring the hammock higher off the ground?

    - Are you sure the SRL is 108"? I...
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    And these are pieces of gear that should serve...

    And these are pieces of gear that should serve you well for many years with proper care. The added cost for premium materials can be amortized over many, many uses. That's also many years of knowing...
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    You're correct and plenty of us share your...

    You're correct and plenty of us share your opinion. However, some RR users want to have the tarp fully cover the suspension triangles of the RR so that the doors can be completely closed with just...
  25. Did you include the length of the CLs in your...

    Did you include the length of the CLs in your "suspension length?"
  26. Thread: new tarp time

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    Width is listed below the add to cart button in...

    Width is listed below the add to cart button in the Description section. 9.5' for the regular width Xenon tarps (including the UL 0.9 version).

    The Xenon Wide tarps are 11.5' wide.
  27. Thread: new tarp time

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    I have a Dutchware 12' hex tarp in Xenon 1.1 (and...

    I have a Dutchware 12' hex tarp in Xenon 1.1 (and had a second one which I sold). That tarp in the stuff sack is 420g (14.8oz) with no cordage. The Xenon is a silpoly. Pretty good tarp.

    The...
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    +1 ! I also have a 40 Enigma with 7D shells,...

    +1 !

    I also have a 40 Enigma with 7D shells, plus a 50 LLG Operator Ghost Pepper with 7D shells, and man those compress down amazingly.

    Warbonnet has 10D, 15D, and 20D fabric options for...
  29. No, not the same. A pad will allow more heat...

    No, not the same. A pad will allow more heat transfer when used in a hammock vs. on the ground.
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    Real coffee + dehydrated water

    Real coffee + dehydrated water
  31. The Amok isn't complicated. It's actually a lot...

    The Amok isn't complicated. It's actually a lot simpler than it seems. Wrap the straps around the trees and attach to the hammock with the buckles, inflate pad and slide into sleeve, unzip bugnet if...
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    No, but if the thread topic is specifically about...

    No, but if the thread topic is specifically about UL gear that isn't related to hammocks, suspensions, weather protection (tarps & suspensions, socks, etc), or hammock insulation, then the thread is...
  33. Sorry for cluttering the OP's thread. It looks...

    Sorry for cluttering the OP's thread. It looks like you did a nice job on your DIY. And I like the simple removable adjustable ridgeline. Well done for trying something different with the hammock...
  34. I also made an adjustable SRL for it using some...

    I also made an adjustable SRL for it using some gray Lash It and some yellow Zing It. Gray for the constrictor and yellow for the adjustable end which denotes the "head end" of the hammock even...
  35. Entry and exit are no big deal, IMO. Slightly...

    Entry and exit are no big deal, IMO. Slightly more challenging, I suppose, than a standard cut GE due to the tautness of the side hems, but not a big deal. For a user with certain physical...
  36. "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak...

    "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."

    - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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    Lol! :thumbup:

    Lol! :thumbup:
  38. Perhaps not, but it might be my favorite! I have...

    Perhaps not, but it might be my favorite! I have an 11' version in the nondescript black 1.3 ripstop nylon. I really like both the fabric and the actual hammock. It's the one I usually pick when a...
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    You're right about 11' and larger tarps. I'll be...

    You're right about 11' and larger tarps. I'll be going a tiny bit off topic here, but it's not the first time.

    With an 11' hammock, 83% ridgeline, and typical CLs at the ends, about the bare...
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    I've never used those, having long since quenched...

    I've never used those, having long since quenched my thirst for hardware by the time they came out. Can you use webbing in place of the blue amsteel shown below? If so, then I can see how you'd get...
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    Aww man.... BUSTED. Now I gotta go fix it.

    Aww man.... BUSTED. Now I gotta go fix it.
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    I think the CPAP mask, which is designed to be...

    I think the CPAP mask, which is designed to be slept in, might be a little more comfortable overnight. LOL!
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    Everyone has their own methods, and that's all...

    Everyone has their own methods, and that's all good.

    Personally, I like the one here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/157760-Looking-for?p=2012217&viewfull=1#post2012217
    And...
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    I joked a while ago about wearing a CPAP mask to...

    I joked a while ago about wearing a CPAP mask to sleep in. Lol
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    If you might be interested in looking at another...

    If you might be interested in looking at another option (that doesn't get a whole lot of discussion here), check out the Paladin tarp from Enlightened Equipment.

    Its weight is closer to that of...
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    This highlights one of the biggest benefits of...

    This highlights one of the biggest benefits of the Beetle Buckle, IMO. I don't think there's any other suspension (that is easily separated from the hammock, which is my preference) that allows a...
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    I'm not trying to overstate the possibility that...

    I'm not trying to overstate the possibility that it's your breath, but FWIW here's my take on your frost bib method, assuming you're still doing it the same way.

    My understanding is you've got...
  48. Thread: Two Hammocks

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    This is not an "I'll take it" but it's really...

    This is not an "I'll take it" but it's really kind of you to do this. The Streamliner is one of my favorite hammocks.

    In times of mass hoarding of essential items like toilet paper and water, it's...
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    https://i2.wp.com/theultimatehang.com/wp-content/u...

    https://i2.wp.com/theultimatehang.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/11/continuous-ridgeline-two-carabiners.jpg?resize=519%2C532&ssl=1
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    https://i2.wp.com/theultimatehang.com/wp-content/u...

    https://i2.wp.com/theultimatehang.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/11/continuous-ridgeline-dutch-hook1.png?resize=908%2C709&ssl=1
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