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    There is so little difference in weight between...

    There is so little difference in weight between Ti and Aluminum, I won't spend twice as much on Ti. I also prefer short stakes over long. I've tried longer stakes, but often found they either hit a...
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    My TF got a large tear from a bungee launched...

    My TF got a large tear from a bungee launched stake last year. (No more bungees) Bought the Hammock Gear Journey to replace it. The Journey is great, doors and a foot longer.
    Fast forward 1 yr....
  3. Neatness counts. Camping in a Colorado state...

    Neatness counts.
    Camping in a Colorado state park i had a ranger ask me to take the hammock down. I took a few minutes to show her the setup and explain it, not arguing just show and tell. She...
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    Thanks Nanok. I like to play with deferent...

    Thanks Nanok. I like to play with deferent setups and this looks interesting.


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  5. Yes, that's why its a structural ridge line....

    Yes, that's why its a structural ridge line. [emoji106]

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    I use the system you described, Zingit for the RL...

    I use the system you described, Zingit for the RL and for the prusik i use Mason line. Its smaller and acts as a safety link. I use the Mason line to attach my tie-outs and hardware also. Mini...
  7. Why "No"? My ridge line is strong enough and it...

    Why "No"? My ridge line is strong enough and it takes the stress not the hammock.

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    I have 3 Thermacells. Will sell cheap. I use...

    I have 3 Thermacells. Will sell cheap. I use them for car camping, find them to large for motorcycle trips. Switched to the wrist bands or Off mosquito coils.

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    I use zing it too. It stays connected to the...

    I use zing it too. It stays connected to the tarp. Figure 8 the long end like you. The tarp is in a snake skin, but then gets stuffed into a mesh bag and clipped onto the seat behind me if its wet,...
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    Pretty straight forward. Strap trees, hang and...

    Pretty straight forward.
    Strap trees, hang and position hammock. Connect tarp RL to strap carabiner then connect other end to other strap carabiner. Snug it up using your favorite knot or hardware....
  11. Thread: Tarp Tie Outs

    by ibgary
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    I switched from the elastic loops to mason line...

    I switched from the elastic loops to mason line loops that attach to line locks. I just don't like the constant movement the elastic seems to promote. I use yellow reflective line to make it...
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    My set keeps the tarp RL off the trees. Tree...

    My set keeps the tarp RL off the trees.
    Tree strap goes around the tree and clips to itself. Clip is facing the hammock.
    Tarp RL connects to the clips or straps.



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  13. I have a CRL, the tarp is attached to it using...

    I have a CRL, the tarp is attached to it using prusik. That allows for centering the tarp without stressing or pulling it to tight. The CRL is for setup and positioning, it anchored using the tie...
  14. Had some but deleted them after posting...

    Had some but deleted them after posting somewhere. Basically I make a continuous loop with double braded mason line (about 5$ for a hundred foot spool). About 1 ft, makes about a 4" loop. Larkshead...
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    Sticky: Wife got me one for fathers day about 10yrs ago. ...

    Wife got me one for fathers day about 10yrs ago. Best nap in yrs.
    Tried it camping because I was tired of being on my hands and knees getting in and out of tents, then I found Shug. Thanks Shug,...
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    Sticky: IBGary=Iron Butt=>1,000 miles [emoji965] in < 24...

    IBGary=Iron Butt=>1,000 miles [emoji965] in < 24 hrs.

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  17. I'll 2nd that. Especially when it gets wet. I...

    I'll 2nd that. Especially when it gets wet. I ordered some poly from dutch, but it's to thick to work with the cinch bugs, so I'll need to re-order something thinner.

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    I like [emoji41] Sent from my SM-T720 using...

    I like [emoji41]

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    Let the questions fly. Sent from my SM-T720...

    Let the questions fly.

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  20. Look up Dr. Hammock. I seem to remember a...

    Look up Dr. Hammock. I seem to remember a YouTube tutorial he put up on the subject. Maybe it was Professor Hammock, Shug probably knows.

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  21. I got some Dutch Cinch Bugs and used them on the...

    I got some Dutch Cinch Bugs and used them on the last trip. Very nice. Then I saw the Fugal Design Turtles. Like those too. So many options. That's one of the things I love about the hammocks and...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the suggestions. The TQ I think is...

    Thanks for the suggestions. The TQ I think is 800 goose down, 30* rating. It from HG so good quality. I store it hanging in a closet, but on trips it is stuffed into a 25 liter dry bag along with...
  23. Thread: Sap removal

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    Thanks, will do. Sent from my SM-T720 using...

    Thanks, will do.

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  24. Thread: Sap removal

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    Thanks. Awesome, I use an alcohol stove, so I...

    Thanks. Awesome, I use an alcohol stove, so I have it.

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  25. Thread: Sap removal

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    Sap removal

    Yesterdays trip, and most of them this summer's for that matter, have ended with sap allover the straps. Yesterday I set 3 hammocks (mine, daughter and neighbor). My hands were pretty sticky when...
  26. Camped last night at Silver lake CG. Very exposed...

    Camped last night at Silver lake CG. Very exposed and fair amount of wind 5-10 mph. At sunset the wind stopped, had been out of the west, clear sky. Around 10 it started from the east, about 20-30...
  27. I stopped using shock cords. Might be wrong, but...

    I stopped using shock cords. Might be wrong, but think they add movement to the setup and that constant movment helps the stakes come out.
    I keep it tight with Mason line or small plastic...
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    Sticky: Well on this weeks trip I was cold 2 of 3 nights,...

    Well on this weeks trip I was cold 2 of 3 nights, both were in the low 30s when I woke, or got up, I was already awake. Perhaps it's just time for a new TQ, the one I had is about 8 yrs old. Any...
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    That looks very nice.[emoji106] Sent from my...

    That looks very nice.[emoji106]

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    LOL. I thought I was bad getting 2, 600' roles...

    LOL. I thought I was bad getting 2, 600' roles of amsteel.

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    I replaced all the lines on my Lawson a few yrs...

    I replaced all the lines on my Lawson a few yrs ago with zing it. The difference is the Lawson has metal grommets I laced threw. Yours shows fabric. I'd be concerned of the fabric giving way or the...
  32. Thread: Stitch type?

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    My last couple of hammocks I tried using a double...

    My last couple of hammocks I tried using a double needle. Worked great. Even line with no zig zag and half the time.

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    I have the Journey. Very nice. More than I...

    I have the Journey. Very nice. More than I need, unless the weater turn bad. All the tie outs give me great confidence when the storms come in.

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    I'll second that. I have a lot of mule tape, but...

    I'll second that. I have a lot of mule tape, but just don't like it, so it sits unused.

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    I have my whoopie sling larks headed to the...

    I have my whoopie sling larks headed to the continuous loop on mine. The other day I took it apart to put a ridge line organizer on. I was frankly amazed at how easily it came apart. I just pulled...
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    KTM 790. The pole is about 1", thickness about...

    KTM 790.
    The pole is about 1", thickness about 1/16. Set of 2 from REI, Kelty tarp poles.

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    More pics, including the progression of the 1...

    More pics, including the progression of the 1 tree one pole setup. Backyard experiment, using pole while camping with 4 lines and 8 stakes as anchors, two lines and one motorbike as anchor. ...
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    Pics Why I no longer use shock cords on my tie...

    Pics
    Why I no longer use shock cords on my tie outs. ...
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    I think what Nanok and I do is basically the same...

    I think what Nanok and I do is basically the same thing. We both use a continuous line. His is above the tarp mine is below. Attaching the tarp to the RL and being able to adjust the tarp on the RL...
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    I haven't noticed any wear on the tarp from being...

    I haven't noticed any wear on the tarp from being in contact with the ridge line. Actually there is little contact due to the tarp being pulled out on the ends. The TRL is as Nanok said slightly...
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    ?2, no attaching to the hammock suspension does...

    ?2, no attaching to the hammock suspension does not loosen it, unless you over tighten the tarp ridge line.
    I use zing it for the TRL (tarp ridge line), one end is attached using a prusik knot...
  42. Safety link, safety link using mason line. At the...

    Safety link, safety link using mason line. At the point the stakes start failing or the safety links break, I'd go to ground, roll up in the tarp and wait it...
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    Sticky: Thanks. Appreciate the responses. Sent from...

    Thanks. Appreciate the responses.

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    I connect the tarp ridgeline to the carabiners on...

    I connect the tarp ridgeline to the carabiners on the hammock tree strap.

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    Iceman, welcome aboard. If you get time check...

    Iceman, welcome aboard. If you get time check out Weston Pass campground. A hangers paradise between fairplay and leadville. I was there monday and only one camper .

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    Sticky: Thought this would be good place for a? Got...

    Thought this would be good place for a? Got cold last night and am going to change my head gear. Thought of ordering a down hoodie/hat, but then I saw some wool ones. Have any of you tried a wool...
  47. Your not being a wuss, it a valid concern. I've...

    Your not being a wuss, it a valid concern. I've been in a lot of wind. I had a stake snap in half and launch threw the tarp.
    I'm going out again tomorrow and I'll set up for high winds and take...
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    There is a video, sorry I don't have a link, that...

    There is a video, sorry I don't have a link, that shows how to make and apply (DIY) the silicon coating. Might look that up if it starts leaking. My Warbonnet mini fly is still going strong at 7 or...
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    I have 3 tarps in 3 sizes one is Cuban fiber. It...

    I have 3 tarps in 3 sizes one is Cuban fiber. It is much lighter. It is also the hardest to pack. Don't know why, but doesn't like the tarp sleeve at all.
    The largest/heaviest is the Journey by...
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    Hi Wyoming I live in Norther Colo, not to far. ...

    Hi Wyoming
    I live in Norther Colo, not to far. I'll send you a PM to meet up for a night of camping, perhaps Vedauwoo in july.

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