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  1. You're close enough to join our Hammock...

    You're close enough to join our Hammock Backpackers group... A ton of overnighters in and around Harriman, Stockes, up in the Catskills and a few times farther north and south. Some short hikes and...
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    It doesn't take that much aggression to get a...

    It doesn't take that much aggression to get a small package out of it. I have three HG DCF tarps and do all of them the same way.

    No, I don't roll them tight before the skin goes on. I grab two...
  3. Nice.. havenít been there in ages. I have a...

    Nice.. havenít been there in ages.

    I have a few sections of the Paumanock Path I need to finish. Other than that I think Iíve done every preserve, greenbelt and park we have..


    Sent from...
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    Specifically, what are you looking for? ...

    Specifically, what are you looking for?

    Another vote for Autumn Ultralight. Worked with them for custom 1.9 Kevlar straps. Really great experience.
    https://www.autumnultralight.com/
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    This question begs the answer... why not? Not...

    This question begs the answer... why not?

    Not sure I like the dust in my hammock, but give them a test shake, or put them in a sock.

    Please don't burn them. You carried them in, please carry...
  6. My HammockGear Palace was built for bridge...

    My HammockGear Palace was built for bridge hammocks, with the side pullouts positioned closer to the ends of the tarp, but the doors don't close fully by design. Nothing to do with the bridge...
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    I used a small loop of 3/32 shock cord on the...

    I used a small loop of 3/32 shock cord on the ground corners of one of my DCF tarps.. I don't use it any more.. more on that in a second..


    That's a bold statement. I believe there is a grey...
  8. Being the devout gram weenie that I am, I thought...

    Being the devout gram weenie that I am, I thought the same as you... and if it was also my most comfortable hammock (which it was) how do you go wrong? Right?

    Just a few weeks prior to the...
  9. There was no Ďeventí. Nothing (I mean nothing)...

    There was no Ďeventí.
    Nothing (I mean nothing) in my pockets

    I didnít bounce in it. Didnít flop into it.

    Iím well within the weight limits.

    I made it so can vouch for the build and I...
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    Tried both one and two piece... Cuben and mesh....

    Tried both one and two piece... Cuben and mesh.

    Settled on the one piece mesh for a bunch of reasons... All three tarps use them


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    Hammock Hot Tent

    I have a whole bunch of fittings from Quest.. from my good friend Sqidmark.

    I'm not using any of them. If you (any of you) need something, let me know. I may have it in stock. It would be...
  12. I hung on Dynaglide for a season.. still have...

    I hung on Dynaglide for a season.. still have the full ucr suspension, but haven't had need or desire to use it in a few years.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/album.php?albumid=4400
  13. Ah.. so I went to left field on this thread. I...

    Ah.. so I went to left field on this thread. I would hope it obvious I donít hang from the RL I pictured. I made that for a member for his tarp.

    Evo loops all the way on my tree straps.

    ...
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    No experience with the MTN 1.7 but I do have and...

    No experience with the MTN 1.7 but I do have and like the 1.3.

    Worth noting that to the touch, the MTN line is very stiff and crispy. It seems to be breaking in as I use it more, but it there is...
  15. All of my RLs have spliced in diamond knots that...

    All of my RLs have spliced in diamond knots that get captured.. not unlike a Grapplers Hitch or evo loop. Donít what we are calling this
    ...
  16. This past weekend I switched back to a CRL on the...

    This past weekend I switched back to a CRL on the HG Standard w/ doors.

    I can see the benefit of being able to ease some slack along the ridge seam.

    I used a simple diamond knot through an...
  17. Hmmm... worst part is scouting out a camp after...

    Hmmm... worst part is scouting out a camp after a long day of miles, getting set up and then, while exploring your new home, finding an even better site just a bit farther down the trail...

    ...
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    I had one snapped foot box on DIY CDT TQ, and...

    I had one snapped foot box on DIY CDT TQ, and found it more annoying than anything else. Never opened it intentionally, but popped the snaps open a bunch of times. Since I use Halfwit style big nets...
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    I've tried all sorts of inflatable pillows and...

    I've tried all sorts of inflatable pillows and none seem to work for me. Truth told I can go pillow-less in the hammock. That said, I use the ZPacks reversible DCF pillows sack. As described...
  20. Thread: Hard shackles?

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    Oh boy.. I already had it packed in my food bag!!...

    Oh boy.. I already had it packed in my food bag!!
    It's going to be a party!!
  21. Thread: Hard shackles?

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    If the OP removes the shackles and carries them...

    If the OP removes the shackles and carries them in his/her pocket itís worn weight.

    Problem solved.

    I guess that goes for the whiskey too.. drink it before you leave the trailhead and...
  22. Thread: Hard shackles?

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    LOL on the whiskey! I was using CF Ruta Locura...

    LOL on the whiskey!

    I was using CF Ruta Locura stakes for a while.. liked then well enough until the metal tip came off of one deep in the ground. Didn't notice it gone until I walked away and...
  23. Great idea.. I carry two in my repair kit, but...

    Great idea.. I carry two in my repair kit, but sure would hate to have to install then when it's cold or windy...
  24. I still switch between split and continuous RLs. ...

    I still switch between split and continuous RLs. I like the idea of the RL taking all the stress and being able to slack out the tarp and relieve some of the tension from potential tree sway, but...
  25. The only thing I can say I do different is that I...

    The only thing I can say I do different is that I had shock cord and a pole mod on the silpoly and don't use either on any of the DCF. I've used split and continuous RLs on both. Guy lines are the...
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    I use a spliced Amsteel or Dynaglide continuous...

    I use a spliced Amsteel or Dynaglide continuous loop with a diamond knot about two inches in from the working end..

    8" is pretty standard, but I see no real value in any extra length in this...
  27. I've had silnylon, silpoly and DCF.. I can't say...

    I've had silnylon, silpoly and DCF.. I can't say I pitch them any different.
    Sounds like a good opportunity to learn.. so learn me please. How does your pitch differ for your DCF tarp than it...
  28. Yeah.. totally agree.. I thought about that after...

    Yeah.. totally agree.. I thought about that after I hit Post. Not the same, but still a good testament to the forces being applied.

    Don't forget the keels contribution to forward motion of the...
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    Shug... I absolutely love your videos. And I...

    Shug... I absolutely love your videos. And I like seeing Greenbean. Sad day when Greanbean failed... broke my heart.

    I would love your outtakes even more!! include more of them please!
  30. Poll: I'm not sure I fully understand the question but...

    I'm not sure I fully understand the question but voted for multi-stop.

    I am a backpacker/hiker who likes to sleep off the ground. I shop all over the place, including hammock (Activity)...
  31. I don't mean any disrespect in saying this, but...

    I don't mean any disrespect in saying this, but this ^^ part of your statement is irresponsible, unsupported and misleading to a newbie. I'm sure just as many 'standard' tarps have failed as have...
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    Funny stuff... I have the same as above... ...

    Funny stuff... I have the same as above... custom HG 0F with an extra baffle. And, I redirect the foot end shock cord up to my RL as well, albeit in a slightly different manner. I do this with all...
  33. Thread: I give up

    by MikekiM
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    You are correct.. there was a source for quilt...

    You are correct.. there was a source for quilt shells.. I don't know who it is though..sorry.
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    If it gets done either way, none is better than...

    If it gets done either way, none is better than the other!!
  35. I can't say for sure, but my guess having worked...

    I can't say for sure, but my guess having worked with it is...no.


    I should have updated my post above...

    After about two dozen nights using the Monolite, it failed catastrophically... Click...
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    For narrow channels like the one you had to work...

    For narrow channels like the one you had to work with, I use a plastic needlepoint needle. Looks like a leather needle, about three inches long, but has a blunt tip and really big eye.. big enough...
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    If it will hold on silpoly sure. why not?

    If it will hold on silpoly sure. why not?
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    I hear there is a new repair tape specific to sil...

    I hear there is a new repair tape specific to sil impreg fabric. You could use that, doubled over itself while wrapping around the hem, creating the tab you're looking for. You could also bond the...
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    Curious why you chose to add the grosgrain. It...

    Curious why you chose to add the grosgrain. It doesn't look to be sewn on. How does it help? I would have put a patch of DCF tape on and then the snap through the tape.

    Help me understand as...
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    I happen to like the sound of rain on the DCF.. ...

    I happen to like the sound of rain on the DCF..

    Since I am often alone, or with one other person, I don't care about the transparency. Only exception to that was the trip last winter where it...
  41. Thread: Backpack size

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    Took me a minute to get over the 50lb.. 100lb......

    Took me a minute to get over the 50lb.. 100lb...

    I can offer no help on pack size without seeing the pack list. Heck, I want to see the pack list just out of curiosity. Can't imagine carrying...
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    A few Alpine Butterfly knots would shorten the...

    A few Alpine Butterfly knots would shorten the length and be functional as well.


    If you do indeed need 15" off of it, send it to me.. I'll shorten and resplice it for you.

    With that much...
  43. Yep.. mine do that often Unintentional and easy...

    Yep.. mine do that often Unintentional and easy to remedy.

    If they were threaded incorrectly, you and unknot the end of the secondary, extract them from the lineloc and reset them correctly. ...
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    If I am going for beak mode with the doors, I'll...

    If I am going for beak mode with the doors, I'll hang the tarp, then connect the doors... stake out the doors first and then the ground corners.

    If I am going for overlapped doors, it still helps...
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    Yep.. I've done the same since I too, use 10.5's....

    Yep.. I've done the same since I too, use 10.5's.

    Redirecting the primary up to the hammocks SRL takes up a decent amount of slack and seems to be the winner for me.



    Geez.. wish I knew you...
  46. Pics or it didn't happen!! :lol: Always...

    Pics or it didn't happen!!
    :lol:

    Always nice when you get a new piece of kit and you're really happy with it.
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    Here you go... ^^^^ THIS ^^^^ My tarps (all...

    Here you go... ^^^^ THIS ^^^^
    My tarps (all DCF) each have ZPacks 1.2 Reflective Z-Line at ground corners. Was using Dutch Tarp worms but have begun migrating to Lineloc V's on all of them.
    ...
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    I took a very similar progression, with a...

    I took a very similar progression, with a Dynaglide UCR pit stop in the middle, but never got dropped by any of it. I settled on the 2.2 Kevlar as my Nirvana. Stuff is unobtainable now, but I...
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    This is how I do my tarp doors. Allows me to...

    This is how I do my tarp doors. Allows me to hook to the tether on the stakes, the opposite ground corner or the opposing doors corner.
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    The tendency to bunch up like that is a show...

    The tendency to bunch up like that is a show stopper for me. Kevlar has proven to be without fault for my style and needs (and my mild OCD).
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