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    I'll have to keep an eye out for a good sale and...

    I'll have to keep an eye out for a good sale and grab some up, I only have around 50' atm and I am a curious person so that likely won't last all that long haha. I am making them in case I ever have...
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    Splicing Amsteel

    I am getting ready to make myself some dogbone extensions from 7/64" Amsteel and just want to check in and see how long of a bury y'all typically use after a locked brummel for this application. I...
  3. You could always larks head your whoopie hooks to...

    You could always larks head your whoopie hooks to your continuous loops on your hammock and then tie your straps to the fixed loop in your whoopie sling using a becket or marlin spike hitch, allowing...
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    Stock issue, as far as I know he offers every...

    Stock issue, as far as I know he offers every tarp in nylon and poly.
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    Yes but I have never had any problems with a...

    Yes but I have never had any problems with a split ridgeline and am not one bit concerned. The split rings that came on your cloudburst tarp is designed to fail long before the ridgeline, like a fuse...
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    Makes sense, thanks for the reply.

    Makes sense, thanks for the reply.
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    Fabric Question

    I have noticed that most vendors use 30D silnylon and/or 20D silpoly for their tarps, my question is why 20D instead of 30D silpoly when the biggest concern with silpoly seems to be strength? I have...
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    Anodizing Titanium Hardware

    Just wondering if anyone has experimented with coloring their titanium hardware with anodization and how it came out. I did a couple Wasps at some lower voltage and got some pretty good results. I...
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    I went with sewn for my quilt for the simplicity...

    I went with sewn for my quilt for the simplicity and efficiency vs a zipper.
  10. Agree with above posts for the same reasons, I...

    Agree with above posts for the same reasons, I went with +1oz of 950 for my last 20 quilt and wish I had done the same with my under quilt just for that little extra peace of mind :)
  11. May I ask why the bowline seems to be so popular...

    May I ask why the bowline seems to be so popular for guy lines? The only real advantage it has in the climbing/sailing world is that it's easier to untie than the figure eight which has a higher...
  12. Zing-It tangles less because it's both stiffer...

    Zing-It tangles less because it's both stiffer and more slick than Reflect-It which is probably the most supple guy line I've ever used. I have not had any bad tangles with it so far tho and I pretty...
  13. I'm really not sure, I've never used anything...

    I'm really not sure, I've never used anything other than light low stretch guy lines, just figured it was worth mentioning. If you're really planning to get into camping/hiking with a tarp you're...
  14. I ended up knotting mine after making a couple...

    I ended up knotting mine after making a couple attempts at a locked brummel bury however I was able to just make a bury on the other end to tidy it up a bit. I have spliced lots of 1.75mm Zing-It but...
  15. Dutch sells them...

    Dutch sells them https://dutchwaregear.com/product/amsteel-whoopie-slings/
  16. I highly suggest using a cord with less stretch...

    I highly suggest using a cord with less stretch than 550, esp if you're weight conscientious. I suggest using something made from UHMWPE like Zing-It or Reflect-It. I have heard good things about...
  17. Cat cuts do generally help with keeping a taught...

    Cat cuts do generally help with keeping a taught pitch by eliminating the mid fabric that would often be left floppy but it shouldn't take any special knowledge to set up vs a flat tarp. I recommend...
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    The advantage is that you can tie the sides out...

    The advantage is that you can tie the sides out and have more room under the tarp which is nice if you get stuck in a prolonged rain or high winds. They are also nice for winter months to help the...
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    If you get a Warbonnet Thunderfly without...

    If you get a Warbonnet Thunderfly without pullouts or a Minifly which doesn't even offer them, your tarp will require no seam sealing. I have a silpoly Minifly and love it so far. I also have a...
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    I'm 6'2" and 186 lbs and I have a long, 55" wide...

    I'm 6'2" and 186 lbs and I have a long, 55" wide 20 diamondback with 850 + 1oz 950 with draft collar and I couldn't be happier.
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    I've been very happy with my Warbonnet tarps, I...

    I've been very happy with my Warbonnet tarps, I own a Superfly and a Minifly and am very happy with both. As far as doors go that'll depend on the conditions you camp in and personal preference but I...
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    A differential cut makes the inside circumference...

    A differential cut makes the inside circumference smaller than the outside by cutting the inner fabric smaller than the outer. By the way, I'm completely happy with the Diamondback baffles on my 20...
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    Tarp Skins Pocket Mod

    I just wanted to share this simple modification I made to my Warbonnet Tarp Skins to better utilize the pockets at each end. The materials I used are 16" of 3/32" shock cord, 2 Duraflex Posi-Grip...
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    Can any of the more long term Silpoly users let...

    Can any of the more long term Silpoly users let me know how your tarps have held up over the years? maybe some tips or things to avoid? I did a bunch of reading before I bought mine but can't find...
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    I received my order today and my new brown...

    I received my order today and my new brown Silpoly Minifly does in fact have a ripstop grid, exactly what I was hoping for :D
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    I've also seen people use a small pvc end cap to...

    I've also seen people use a small pvc end cap to protect their hands while pushing in stakes.
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    Another groundhog/mini groundhog user here, only...

    Another groundhog/mini groundhog user here, only been using them a couple months but I can't imagine either of them breaking/bending with proper/intended use.
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    Carry a light separate clean base layer for...

    Carry a light separate clean base layer for sleeping in, it'll be dry and it'll help keep your new quilt clean for longer :)
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    What type of bottom insulation are you using?...

    What type of bottom insulation are you using? Also as Shug said, too much insulation is just as bad as too little because it promotes sweating which will chill you no matter how warm you're dressed....
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    I already ordered one monday and had it combined...

    I already ordered one monday and had it combined with a custom quilt order I placed last month, I am more or less just curious and impatient, I'll just wait till it shows up :)
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    Silppoly

    I really tried to find an answer but couldn't and don't want to email warbonnet over an easily answered question, does the 20D silpoly material they make tarps from have a ripstop grid?
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    The temperature gain would be minimal and not...

    The temperature gain would be minimal and not what you're looking for, you would need thicker baffles to achieve a higher R-value. Adding overstuff to a properly filled baffle should just start to...
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    I decided to get the silpoly Minifly and placed...

    I decided to get the silpoly Minifly and placed my order this morning, it will be arriving with my custom top quilt once they get that finished so now I'm more anxious than ever for it to ship haha.
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    I already own a pole mod that I recently made for...

    I already own a pole mod that I recently made for my Superfly, I was just curious if they were overkill or if they served a really useful purpose on a less wide tarp.
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    Well... now I'm right back where I was, wondering...

    Well... now I'm right back where I was, wondering which would work best haha. I am now thinking that maybe I'm best off just getting the silpoly Minifly for maximum weight savings and eliminating the...
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    I thought a wider tarp was more beneficial for...

    I thought a wider tarp was more beneficial for porch mode, my mistake.
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    Panel Pulls on Thunderfly?

    I currently own a Thunderfly but am looking to try something a bit lighter, I am currently struggling between the Thunderfly and the Minifly but I believe I'll end up going with the TF since I really...
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    I got my pole pieces from...

    I got my pole pieces from https://www.questoutfitters.com/

    I ordered 6 .344" aluminum poles in 18" lengths, 4 with inserts, 2 without, and 4 of their nylon tie-off grommet end tips. I also ordered...
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    What do y'all use for attaching the pole tips to...

    What do y'all use for attaching the pole tips to the panel pulls? Do you use adjustable or set length and if set, what length works best?
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    Thank you, sounds like they'll suit my needs then.

    Thank you, sounds like they'll suit my needs then.
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    Panel Pull Pole Question

    I am going to order what I need to make some poles for my Superfly and I noticed most people used the metal end tips, is there some advantage to using metal over nylon for this application? The nylon...
  43. Sounds to me like maybe you overdid it a bit...

    Sounds to me like maybe you overdid it a bit tightening things down, the rings are meant to fail before the tarp material if put under too much stress.
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    I am curious to try a double layer but I don't...

    I am curious to try a double layer but I don't want to get rid of my single layer either. I also will most likely be looking for an XLC this time around, I wanna see what that shelf is all about haha.
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    Can you please explain what about the Dream-Tex...

    Can you please explain what about the Dream-Tex Heavyweight DLs makes them less desirable than the 70D to you please? Are the Lightweight DLs significantly stiffer than a SL 70D?
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    Yes it is 40D which is ~1.6 and I'm beginning to...

    Yes it is 40D which is ~1.6 and I'm beginning to doubt it's a fabric issue given it's popularity and my weight but still would like to try something more firm and see if I like it. I also don't have...
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    I have not heard of any hangs in my area but I...

    I have not heard of any hangs in my area but I will keep an eye out, nothing very exciting ever happens here. I live right beside Letchworth State Park which is a beautiful place practically within...
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    I tried and no matter what I do I can't seem to...

    I tried and no matter what I do I can't seem to get both ends at 30, I always end up with an angle closer to 40 at the foot end after it's risen up above the head. I'm actually beginning to feel...
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    I'll give that a shot this afternoon and see if I...

    I'll give that a shot this afternoon and see if I can get both ends closer to 30 and let y'all know how it goes.
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    I have mine set up so the suspension can be moved...

    I have mine set up so the suspension can be moved up and down, the height is not set, just the distance between the two points.
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