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    My anecdotal evidence is that it helps my back. ...

    My anecdotal evidence is that it helps my back.

    Some times I wake up in the night while on a hammock. For a few moments I have no idea where I am because it feels like floating on air in a warm...
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    Itís interesting to read all the whyís and howís...

    Itís interesting to read all the whyís and howís of the left / right lay question.

    Iím blind in my left eye and so it just seemed natural to lay head right for easier under tarp vision.

    But...
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    Iíve gone through a number of different...

    Iíve gone through a number of different iterations of ridge lines. Iím currently using 2 Dutch Flyz which are on a 12 foot piece of zing it. Each Zing it line has a locked Brummel loop on the end of...
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    Welcome! Living just south of you in Westland....

    Welcome!

    Living just south of you in Westland. I hang from time to time in Hines Park or metro parks when I’m not hanging up north.
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    You will love it Iím sure. The color is sweet. ...

    You will love it Iím sure. The color is sweet.

    I just did a hang with my new 20* UGQ set with a 1% overstuff in the foot box. It dipped below freezing but I was as warm as I would have been had I...
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    I know the winter sock and the top cover are 2...

    I know the winter sock and the top cover are 2 different bits of Dutchwear, but they do a similar function.

    I received a top cover for my Chameleon last Monday. The weather on Thursday forecast...
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    Thanks. Now I get what you mean about dogbones...

    Thanks. Now I get what you mean about dogbones and how you use them. Again a picture speaks volumes. Iíve spliced eyelets in lash it, zing it and amsteel for a number of projects. Using multiple...
  8. Good point on the fabric having wear and tear. At...

    Good point on the fabric having wear and tear. At this point, there is no abrasion or noticeable wear on the fabric on my tarp.
  9. Thank you, that's a lot of use! Good to know it...

    Thank you, that's a lot of use! Good to know it will most likely last a while.
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    I saw that same video as well when I got my first...

    I saw that same video as well when I got my first hammock. Tried it a half a dozen times and failed every time!



    Can you post a pic of what you mean by dogbones and how you use multiple...
  11. Xenon Sil 1.1 life of water resistance question

    So I searched but didnít find anything that covered this. I found out that the silicone is applied in a pressurized bath during the manufacturing process which sounds to be a good way to make water...
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    I can relate. My jobs have taken me all over...

    I can relate.

    My jobs have taken me all over the states and even to Mexico. Some times I would be on the road 3 weeks or more a month. At times I would fly from one city to another mid week. At...
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    Much obliged! Tall person here. Thanks for...

    Much obliged!

    Tall person here.

    Thanks for that idea. I've needed that as well and don't know why I didn't think of it!
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    Like a few others have said, I keep a set of...

    Like a few others have said, I keep a set of whoopies and toggles in my kit along with straps and beetle buckles. Every once in a while, I practice a J-Bend or a Becket hitch.

    It can never hurt to...
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    Thanks! Considering the Mantis, I think, has...

    Thanks!

    Considering the Mantis, I think, has a 300# weight rating, Iím feeling pretty confident on the over engineering factor of Dutch bling now.
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    That was a cool video, that fabric is impressive....

    That was a cool video, that fabric is impressive.

    I was hard to tell, but it looked like you just had stock CL's connected to spider daisy chain straps. What did you actually use for suspension.
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    Sweet, but if you are truly Yeti then the premium...

    Sweet, but if you are truly Yeti then the premium incubator will be good down lower than 20*. Enjoy the warmth!

    ď13013Ē
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    Seems like a nice way to spend the lockdown! ...

    Seems like a nice way to spend the lockdown!

    What goodies are you getting from HG?
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    Welcome to the forums. There is a learning...

    Welcome to the forums.

    There is a learning curve for dialing in UQs. Some have a bit of fiddling involved. Shug has a great video on the subject that helped me out.

    Iím a cold sleeper as well,...
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    Thanks for this! I plan on a few kayak /...

    Thanks for this!

    I plan on a few kayak / hammock camps this upcoming season in the Northern Lower.

    So the fabric lets compressed air out or is there a one way air valve? I found a them online...
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    + 1 for the trash compactor bag method with no...

    + 1 for the trash compactor bag method with no stuff sacks for back packing.

    Next time Iím going to try my camp clothes in first then quilts and see how that goes. Thanks for all the ideas in all...
  22. I ordered a UGQ Zepplin and a Bandit. The gift...

    I ordered a UGQ Zepplin and a Bandit.

    The gift was that it was completed a few weeks ahead of schedule!
  23. Good to know on the overhand on a bight being...

    Good to know on the overhand on a bight being more difficult to untie after being loaded. I was not aware of that.

    Maybe I am missing something, but if I just need a loop for a guy line on a tarp...
  24. I gave up and just used knots. Best I can...

    I gave up and just used knots.

    Best I can tell, the reflective strip appears to be snagging. I even tried removing the strip completely from the bury, but that just disturbed the fibers that it...
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    I have to agree that I would not use them as a...

    I have to agree that I would not use them as a normal part of your system.

    That said, I have Raynauds syndrome. I keep a few sets of chemical hand warmers in my backpack for when I get episodes...
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    Thanks for the heads up. I’d take a look but I...

    Thanks for the heads up.

    I’d take a look but I just received an email that my UGQ order just went into production! :boggle:
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    The first time I was in a hammock, my normal back...

    The first time I was in a hammock, my normal back pain was not there.

    Iíve car camped maybe 6 times in the last 10 years because of injury and other joint issues.

    Iíve been backpacking and...
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    Good show, I liked the stories and the laughs!

    Good show, I liked the stories and the laughs!
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    Iíve hung a quite a few times with a dog bone...

    Iíve hung a quite a few times with a dog bone with locked brummel eyelet with a 4.5Ē bury.

    Keeping a close eye on the splice and no issues so far.

    I like what you did using two different colors...
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    Purdy hang. How long have you been doing this?...

    Purdy hang.

    How long have you been doing this? A few years maybe?
  31. Thanks for the follow up. I used grommets...

    Thanks for the follow up.

    I used grommets every foot to make a hem on a ground tarp from a polyethylene tarp. It worked, but the iron method would be better if it would get hot enough. Dirt and...
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    A few years ago for motorcycle camping, I bought...

    A few years ago for motorcycle camping, I bought a few different size roll top dry bags. Currently I use one of them for food hangs, a 20 liter bag and itís far too large. Iím thinking my next bag...
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    I think this is one of the reasons I like...

    I think this is one of the reasons I like hammocks. It's akin to photography and music. Hammock suspensions have "rules and guidelines" that can be understood, then if needed, broken and continually...
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    Would you agree that 30Degs is a good jumping off...

    Would you agree that 30Degs is a good jumping off point for trial and error of figuring out how to hang your own hang?
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    I currently use Beetle Buckles. Cinch bugs look...

    I currently use Beetle Buckles. Cinch bugs look to be very similar to BBs in method of use. Iíve never used CBs so I canít do a direct comparison.

    The small tab handle built into the BB adjustment...
  36. Thread: Extra tarp

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    I do admire your patience. Sounds like a...

    I do admire your patience. Sounds like a frustrating experience although I do hope the other camper appreciated the learning experience.
  37. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Thanks for the recommendation!
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    It looks to me like the trees may be too close...

    It looks to me like the trees may be too close together. But itís difficult to tell from the pictures.

    The first few times I set up my hammock, I took a tape measure and tried to duplicate what...
  39. Thanks for the insight and resource on cordage. ...

    Thanks for the insight and resource on cordage.

    Iíve got my feet on both sides of the ridge line regarding hardware. I like tying knots, but I appreciate the benefits of bling. My goal is to use...
  40. I can only speak for me about a bowline. I was an...

    I can only speak for me about a bowline. I was an assistant scout master back in the 90s. I had to teach taught line hitch, sheep shank, clove hitch and bowlines on a few campouts and teach scouts...
  41. Out of curiosity, what made you move on from...

    Out of curiosity, what made you move on from Reflect It?

    A ceramic knife is on my list! Thanks for the recommendation.

    Today I used a new Xacto knife blade that I had on the small Lash It. The...
  42. I found a boat load of posts from Opie on the...

    I found a boat load of posts from Opie on the subject of tapering. I did thin the ends by half of the strands. Odd thing is, the thin ended up a frizzy mess, where the Zing It for me remained...
  43. I just realized that Zing It doesnít tangle to...

    I just realized that Zing It doesnít tangle to the degree that the Reflect It does.

    I cut hanks of both last night and while coiling them up, the Zing It didnít tangle, where the Reflect It did......
  44. If you can recall the tool source, I would...

    If you can recall the tool source, I would appreciate the info!

    Iíve searched loop turners, but the only ones I can find are to big for this cordage.
  45. Thanks, I tried 22 gauge bare steel wire, but for...

    Thanks, I tried 22 gauge bare steel wire, but for some reason, the bury is giving me fits.

    Perhaps it’s a skill level thing.
  46. Reflect It 1.8mm splice - is it doable or should I just use a bowline knot

    Hey Yíall

    Iím about to just tie bowlines in my 1.8 mm Reflect It to have loops to larks head on my tarp. Iíve just about given up on doing a locked brummel and a bury to get a tidy loop on this...
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    If you haven’t been to this calculator, it’s...

    If you haven’t been to this calculator, it’s worth a look.

    https://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/

    There is even an app for download. It was worth the few bucks for me to get...
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    So all those years I used a psychometric chart...

    So all those years I used a psychometric chart for my job, I forgot about how ambient temp and relative humidity were totally related to dew point.

    So what did I do last Thursday? I hung my...
  49. You just convinced me to take another look at the...

    You just convinced me to take another look at the zippered and snapped foot box now that Iím shopping for a new TQ.

    Friday morning I woke up in 36DegF temps as I rolled out of my hammock. Had the...
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    This just blew my mind. Thank you for the reason...

    This just blew my mind. Thank you for the reason to buy different cordage colors!
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