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    HMM... I use an APAP, doesn't look like that unit...

    HMM... I use an APAP, doesn't look like that unit offers that option. That said, I'll add it to the list. It does list 18v output- "Power Supply Output 18VDC, 1.67 Amp" but not sure if that is...
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    Thanks for the extra info- I did a little...

    Thanks for the extra info- I did a little looking- but limited options for sure.
    Phillips DreamStation Go seems the only other legitimate competition to the Airmini or Z2. All offer APAP.
    ...
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    In my case- the power side is more of a mystery...

    In my case- the power side is more of a mystery than the sleep side- but I appreciate your thoughts Cruiser.
    Your rundown of how to divvy up the power helps me sort out.

    To Big E's point- I...
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    Just wanted to say- I appreciate this thread! ...

    Just wanted to say- I appreciate this thread! I'll be working on a portable APAP rig in the coming months. Once insurance turns over I can get a new machine on their dime.

    The local folks...
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    Just an update- I have been a bit slow to...

    Just an update-

    I have been a bit slow to respond lately... beyond the fun stuff we are all dealing with I chose to lighten up my weight by having my appendix removed.
    While my appendix was...
  6. Emailed you on this too- but for the group- ...

    Emailed you on this too- but for the group-

    This idea failed the 'thought experiment' phase.

    Primary use- sealed bug net for hammock.
    Secondary use- bug net for ground use.

    While the WP...
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    As others mentioned- Shock cord is heavy- but...

    As others mentioned- Shock cord is heavy- but necessary for fit and comfort.

    Reducing it by substitution (using non-stretch options for part of the length or small diameter) helps, but don't go...
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    The safest tarp is a 13' winter tarp for any...

    The safest tarp is a 13' winter tarp for any bridge- if at all possible- get the vendor to set you up for all 3 different pole mod options. (double internal pole mod, center internal pole mod,...
  9. Those who like Brandon's stuff tend to like...

    Those who like Brandon's stuff tend to like Brandon's stuff... and it's nice stuff.

    Start with the Ridgerunner.

    There is some pent up demand for the Banyon and I doubt you'll get much...
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    As the fella who knows more about greek plays...

    As the fella who knows more about greek plays than I do mentioned- You're probably thinking of Loco Libre- specifically the Ridgereaper-...
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    Yar- I was hoping you discovered some magic that...

    Yar- I was hoping you discovered some magic that might have made the UQ worth discussing further.

    VW remains the PLG master with his triangle mapping technique, but that isn't super viable for a...
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    Was this one of Vince's bridges or a DIY?

    Was this one of Vince's bridges or a DIY?
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    I'm not sure if it's worth it for you... but I'd...

    I'm not sure if it's worth it for you... but I'd be curious to see how you do in an UQ too.

    That said- for top quilts I'm still firmly in the camp that PLG is the only thing that really makes...
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    Thanks Slugger!

    Thanks Slugger!
  15. Understood- much of my comments are for everyone...

    Understood- much of my comments are for everyone who comes by. That and I can rarely seem to type without typing too much.

    Adding that zipper to the end is relatively easy overall and will do...
  16. Did Grizz never get you a recessed bar bridge? ...

    Did Grizz never get you a recessed bar bridge? Somin real Ariel like?

    That them there is one of his end bar designs. That's a nice way to do the net on those.
    I think Grizz built a better end...
  17. https://zipperstop.com/product/ykk-5-nylon-coil-se...

    https://zipperstop.com/product/ykk-5-nylon-coil-separating-blackwhite-only/

    48" separating zipper fits pretty well- it's about 44" from the bottom to the shock corded opening.

    I've looked into...
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    Interesting dude. I personally found this...

    Interesting dude.

    I personally found this interesting as launching a product with no desire to sew I took the opposite fork in the trail.

    Getting smoother Chris- keep up the good work.
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    Unless it's sealed by mutual agreement; I think...

    Unless it's sealed by mutual agreement; I think the whole community would benefit from hearing the results.
    Nothing like rumors and misinformation to cause any bad blood to remain.

    It was one...
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    I'd actually like to hear the answer to that from...

    I'd actually like to hear the answer to that from some vendors.

    The answer as I understand it is: sorta.

    In heavier fabrics- no DWR needed.

    In many of todays ultra light fabrics...I lean...
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    Yar the pros are what Diesel also suggested-...

    Yar the pros are what Diesel also suggested- thanks fer the sock tip.
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    Are you Trump's personal physician? :laugh: ...

    Are you Trump's personal physician? :laugh:

    Looks good!
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    Diesel (up in the Chili-hang group) has been a...

    Diesel (up in the Chili-hang group) has been a big fan of those sandals too. Not sure if he's on the forum or not. He loves them and Kayak's with them quite a bit. Wet sandals that work well are...
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    Hmm, now that you mention it I do seem to recall...

    Hmm, now that you mention it I do seem to recall the heel cup being pretty stiff when I tried them on a year or two back.

    I have really good luck with thicker darn tough socks- regardless of...
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    Northwest Indiana has plenty of good beer...

    Northwest Indiana has plenty of good beer drinkers, but I believe this area was officially excommunicated to Chicago by the rest of the Hoosiers. There seems to be 50+ microbreweries up here so...
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    I follow you... I think I mixed your rig up with...

    I follow you... I think I mixed your rig up with someone else's in my mind. Many of the early adopters were trying out something similar and I lumped you in with them in my mind. Mark (the first...
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    For you hardware free RR users- I don't have a...

    For you hardware free RR users-
    I don't have a photo but some folks took the heat shrink wrap and simply applied it to the pole tip itself. They covered the tip and about an inch of the pole...
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    I honestly haven't had any tarp issues, I suspect...

    I honestly haven't had any tarp issues, I suspect the recessed bar design on my bridges goes a long way to reducing the issues others have had.

    That said- I'm going to be prototyping some new...
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    Ultimately- that's where I am ending up these...

    Ultimately- that's where I am ending up these days as well.
    As much as I am a gram weenie at heart- I'm practical too. Insulation is cheap insurance and there isn't really much of a penalty...
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    Missed this the first time around- so thanks all...

    Missed this the first time around- so thanks all for chiming in and sharing the video.
    Hopefully I can make a better video when my wife isn't sick and the boy isn't quietly turning redfaced and...
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    https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/campgrounds...

    https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

    Currently closed- but I have hung here before with no issues.

    Potato Creek is closer to you guys and I don't recall any issues.

    I tend...
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    All things in moderation- including moderation.

    All things in moderation- including moderation.
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    509- There are some military studies and other...

    509-

    There are some military studies and other sleeping gear literature floating around over the years that are probably not worth your time unless you are building stuff for others.
    ...
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    Mr Bob- I was just kindly pointing out that you...

    Mr Bob-
    I was just kindly pointing out that you tend to get excited about this topic and have frequently pointed to 509's older post and some of duct tapes old posts. Everytime I almost think we...
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    Not to be the party pooper but if it's gunna be...

    Not to be the party pooper but if it's gunna be that kinda party I'll crap in the mashed potatoes.

    I don't wish to outright dismiss someone's opinion or experience but essentially that's what I'm...
  36. Yar... both right. R-value is R-value. But...

    Yar... both right.

    R-value is R-value.

    But convective loss is not the same as conductive.

    This is exceptionally true around freezing and under.

    Simple example: The Xtherm pad is very...
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    I wouldn't have much to share if not for Grizz...

    I wouldn't have much to share if not for Grizz and WV sharing with me.

    I'm not quite in the spot where I can make my stuff open source (eventually) but I try to give back to return the kindness...
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    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/pre-cut-brid...

    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/pre-cut-bridge-hammock-kit?variant=7685978554416

    That's a Bic Bridge.

    While it is one piece of fabric, the bridge itself stops at the ends of the...
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    84" is a pretty standard end bar length......

    84" is a pretty standard end bar length... depending on your fabric width to bar length ratio you'll 'lose' a few inches of each end due to the way the bridge fabric distorts under the spreader bar...
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    Bit complicated...Not really any pros or cons so...

    Bit complicated...Not really any pros or cons so much as trade-offs and technicalities.

    I don't have the exact numbers but what yer saying is a bit misleading, but understandable as it's not that...
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    End bar bridges ain't exactly my specialty- but...

    End bar bridges ain't exactly my specialty- but add 6" in length at least fer your height.

    Are you belly heavy or torso heavy? As in are you built a bit barrell chested or is your weight all...
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    The Jacks took all the major bridges on the...

    The Jacks took all the major bridges on the Appalachian Trail.

    Brandon took the best job on the trail.

    Grizz has Shakespeare locked up.

    I took the simple names.

    Dutch has been sitting...
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    If you think the Ariel is doable... FJR Pilot...

    If you think the Ariel is doable... FJR Pilot scaled one up to 40" wide .75" poles (thread around here) he was happy with. He's roughly your size.
    I'd say that's a doable minimum. My Big Guy...
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    At 250lbs then... A single layer of Hex 70 or...

    At 250lbs then...

    A single layer of Hex 70 or Dobby 1.9 (WV's favorite) is a nice option.

    Hexon 1.6 won't do it, Mountain 1.7 will hold up if you build right.

    Double Mtn 1.3 is a decent...
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    See above... and connect some dots. Dutch is one...

    See above... and connect some dots.
    Dutch is one of the most experienced out there with zippers, nets, and accessories related to hammocks in general.

    I think many people...
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    Yar
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    That looks like a fairly unpleasant bridge,...

    That looks like a fairly unpleasant bridge, specially fer a bigger fella.

    What does 250+ mean exactly?

    Around 200lbs I strongly suggest you bump up to .75" easton aluminum poles.
    And around...
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    :thumbup:
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    You're speculating is just fine... My wife has...

    You're speculating is just fine...

    My wife has a touch of vertigo for lack of a better term; so when she is my test dummy in the basement I have a whoopee sling hanging off the rafter that she can...
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    Yar... wish I had a better one. Fer a liar...

    Yar... wish I had a better one. Fer a liar though I do prefer the truth to a bunch of 'coming soon' marking BS.
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