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  1. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    I'm with you. I think a double layer is ALMOST...

    I'm with you. I think a double layer is ALMOST always adequate. I think the occasional "lucky" mosquito can get through, but it doesn't happen often enough for me to worry about it.
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    Your previous post seemed to indicate hanging...

    Your previous post seemed to indicate hanging somewhere where you could have been cited, whether there was a "posted" sign or not. Did a rule/law exist or not? Most of the state parks that prohibit...
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    I chose these over the Superior buckle because...

    I chose these over the Superior buckle because they seem to function in exactly the same manner in a sleeker design. I do not have the Superior item to compare to, but I can't see where it would...
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    Phantom, It just seems to use Amsteel to do...

    Phantom,

    It just seems to use Amsteel to do that initial gather/cinch is overkill. As it is the larks headed piece that is bearing the load, that cordage through the channel could be just about...
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    Besides me?

    Besides me?
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    Autumn Outdoor Gear

    Check out Anne Maries's new Birch Buckles. Nice design, IMHO.
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    I always assumed that the heavier WB ridgeline...

    I always assumed that the heavier WB ridgeline was basically "better safe than sorry!" Generally, it's probably not a good idea to put much load at all on a ridgeline, but that heavier cordage can...
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    So much for playing by the rules...

    So much for playing by the rules...
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    Gathering the gathered end

    I own hammocks from several (but not all!) of the better-known vendors here. In some cases, the Cls are threaded through the end channel. Others have the Cl placed behind the gather. If making a...
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    I'd say "yes." Edge/hem of fly rolled under,...

    I'd say "yes." Edge/hem of fly rolled under, grosgrain on outside of ridge. The way that ridge seam is sewn is what makes it so watertight. That's why I believe that sealing it is overkill.

    BTW, a...
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    That grosgrain is the outside ridge of the fly.

    That grosgrain is the outside ridge of the fly.
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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    I'm guessing that side sleeping might be...

    I'm guessing that side sleeping might be difficult(?) Otherwise, this hammock is incredible. Everything but the kitchen sink (and toilet.)
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    And it gets sticky and stinky!

    And it gets sticky and stinky!
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    I've always been under the impression that WB...

    I've always been under the impression that WB rainfly ridges don't require sealing. I certainly have never sealed mine. I know that when pull-outs are added, it's recommended to seal those but that's...
  16. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    Sounds like maybe it has 1 tree...

    Sounds like maybe it has 1 tree...
  17. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    Don't go giving Kansas any ideas now...

    Don't go giving Kansas any ideas now...
  18. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    What hill could you possibly be over down there?...

    What hill could you possibly be over down there? Did somebody build one?
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    I think what he has going with the Trail Winder,...

    I think what he has going with the Trail Winder, with the flexibility of adding layers and being able to remove it, appeals the most to me. Can't hurt that it can be moved from one hammock to another.
  20. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    If the UP product is as good as it seems, I guess...

    If the UP product is as good as it seems, I guess I'm a bit surprised that many of the vendors of down TQs and UQs don't offer it as a cost savings option. I understand it's bulkier (requiring a bit...
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    That clarifies things for me a bit. The only pics...

    That clarifies things for me a bit. The only pics I saw had zippers.

    Any indication that your sewn on insulation compromises the hammock body or is this a double layer hammock?
  22. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    Tallest Pole I ever met was well under 6'-6"....

    Tallest Pole I ever met was well under 6'-6". :rolleyes:

    I should have been more specific in the thread title. I've modified it. My main interest here is UP, rather than Climashield but thanks for...
  23. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
  24. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    Synthetic UQs using UP?

    Is anyone aware of any vendor opting for "UP" as an insulator as an alternative to down? I realize it would save nothing in material cost and labor but the difference in cost of the filling sounds...
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    I'm trying to understand this. From your...

    I'm trying to understand this.

    From your pictures, it appears that this is not truly an integrated design. It looks like this is a zip-on UQ that can actually be removed. Am I seeing this...
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    One thing to remember about WB is that Brandon...

    One thing to remember about WB is that Brandon puts the labels on the head end of things.
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    I dare say you/we didn't miss much with this...

    I dare say you/we didn't miss much with this one...
  28. Thread: Stand

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    Pretty sure there's retail nothing quite like it....

    Pretty sure there's retail nothing quite like it. There have been a few threads that cover making something quite similar. Take a look at this:

    ...
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    In addition to keeping the pad clean, this adds a...

    In addition to keeping the pad clean, this adds a lot to comfort as well. Sleeping directly on an inflatable (or closed-cell) pad can be like sleeping on a sheet of polyethylene plastic! Just a thin...
  30. Depends upon which side of the hammock you are...

    Depends upon which side of the hammock you are standing...
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    That's gotta be rough with only those three trees...

    That's gotta be rough with only those three trees in the whole state to choose from.
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    Here's hoping the monsoon delivers enough...

    Here's hoping the monsoon delivers enough precipitation this year.
  33. I like Beetle Buckles a lot but I think maybe the...

    I like Beetle Buckles a lot but I think maybe the OP wants to use those Atlas straps for now. Of course Dutch's Mantis would save weight over a 'biner if weight is at all a concern.
  34. I don't think that you're going to find anything...

    I don't think that you're going to find anything light that's cheaper than the tubing in that DIY build that you included in your other post. I realize those tubes aren't cheap but you'll probably...
  35. The other option for using daisy chain webbing...

    The other option for using daisy chain webbing with a Hennessy is to put Cls on the hammock and use a 'biner to attach to the straps. Just one of the options (per cmoulder) that's much easier than...
  36. Thread: Rude awakening

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    You saw A tick?!!! :scared:

    You saw A tick?!!! :scared:
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    It seems that some lower insulation is the norm...

    It seems that some lower insulation is the norm under most circumstances so there's a lot to be said for having a basic lay of insulation integrated as long as it is possible to easily add an...
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    Hard to believe that WM brought something like...

    Hard to believe that WM brought something like that to market!
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    One caution: If you're going to depend on the...

    One caution: If you're going to depend on the hammock's SRL, you want those added CLs to pick up the ends of the SRL just as the loops with buckles do. If all of the load is on the Tensa's SRL, no...
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    Actually, most asym hammocks do not have distinct...

    Actually, most asym hammocks do not have distinct head and foot ends, just left vs right. I even suspect that you could attach a Blackbird net the opposite way and effectively swap ends. It would...
  41. Depending on the material and any edge binding...

    Depending on the material and any edge binding used, even a nylon fly might not pull taut. I believe Kyle at Ripstop addressed this a while back. I'm with you: a light grey fly can be just about...
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    Don't go to bed hungry. You may need to have...

    Don't go to bed hungry. You may need to have calories to burn to not get cold. And be sure to start the night in dry clothing.
  43. Why bother with relatively expensive amsteel,...

    Why bother with relatively expensive amsteel, even though you don't need much? It's not like you're going to carry the van! Just make a loop of adequate rope (larger diameter than 1/8" amsteel) with...
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    Curious: is that sleeping directly on the pad or...

    Curious: is that sleeping directly on the pad or having part of a sleeping bag under you?
  45. Thread: The "Starter"

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    Yes, the SRL will guarantee consistent sag but...

    Yes, the SRL will guarantee consistent sag but you still need to keep you hang angle within reasonable limits. If the SRL is too tight, you may end up putting extreme stress on things. Just sayin'.
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    Per square yard makes the most sense. Otherwise...

    Per square yard makes the most sense. Otherwise it would be comparing apples to oranges for different fabric widths.
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    There's a big difference between condensation and...

    There's a big difference between condensation and perspiration that gets trapped (and not allowed to evaporate) by the surface of a pad. Laying directly on a non-permeable surface is an issue whether...
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    One thing to keep in mind about a large...

    One thing to keep in mind about a large rectangular tarp: If you pitch it as though it is a hex, the corners can form doors. Or at least partial doors.
  49. If RBTR has a polyester fabric that you like, I...

    If RBTR has a polyester fabric that you like, I wonder if DH would use it to make a hammock for you (?) Wouldn't hurt to ask...
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    As stated above, plenty of top-notch TQs are...

    As stated above, plenty of top-notch TQs are available. 20 degrees is a good choice. Even if you add other TQs in the future, you'll always appreciate having a 20.

    I think the biggest decision is...
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