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    It's not only the OP thinking that...

    It's not only the OP thinking that...
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    I'd go with pack hooks...

    I'd go with pack hooks...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=packman9000;2050946]... Am I being too...

    [QUOTE=packman9000;2050946]... Am I being too pedantic?

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    Probably...:rolleyes:

    (Pretty sure it's a cat curve.)
  4. It's probably 12-15 extra feet of line but that's...

    It's probably 12-15 extra feet of line but that's not a huge thing with Lash-It or Zing-It. Give it a try and see if it's something you want to stick with.
  5. You can avoid the droop with small hooks holding...

    You can avoid the droop with small hooks holding the tarp ends to the CRL. Running the CRL under has its pros and cons.
  6. Start with both ends free but through the split...

    Start with both ends free but through the split rings (or D-rings or whatever.) Go around the first tree and secure that end to the tarp. Walk to the other tree, pulling the tarp along the CRL as you...
  7. Like Phantom wrote, it works like one of those...

    Like Phantom wrote, it works like one of those clotheslines on pulleys. You can slide the tarp to adjust it. True, not a lot of folks use this system but it's been around for a long time.

    Speaking...
  8. Thread: Seeking Advice

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    I don't know if these would suit your needs (?) ...

    I don't know if these would suit your needs (?)

    https://www.seasidehammocks.com/ALL-WEATHER-HAMMOCKS-c30.html
  9. Two kinds of CRLs. One has a line from tree to...

    Two kinds of CRLs. One has a line from tree to tree with the tarp attached with some form of tensioners. The other starts at the first tarp end, goes around the first tree, back through both tarp...
  10. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Up here it's like a perennial weed, down 'bama...

    Up here it's like a perennial weed, down 'bama way PI grows several feet high! :scared:
  11. Thread: Snakeskins

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    Ooops! I see now that you said "hammock" and not...

    Ooops! I see now that you said "hammock" and not tarp.
  12. Thread: Snakeskins

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    It looks like Kat (MountainGoat) is out of...

    It looks like Kat (MountainGoat) is out of business due to fires in California. I hope she comes back to us.

    Dutch has a tarp sleeve kit if you sew or have someone who does.
  13. Thread: Snakeskins

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    MountainGoat made mine. I'm not sure if she is...

    MountainGoat made mine. I'm not sure if she is still doing them.
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    Many of the hammock vendors have optional (or...

    Many of the hammock vendors have optional (or even standard) UQ clips, aka pack clips on the hammock edge. Check them out, for example, at Dutchware or Dream Hammocks. I think they're standard on...
  15. Two things about running the RL under the tarp: ...

    Two things about running the RL under the tarp:

    There is a (small) risk that the RL will cause abnormal wear of the tarp.

    It is possible for rain to wick or run along the RL and drip on the...
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    Looks like it's slipping sideways!!! ...

    Looks like it's slipping sideways!!!


    Seriously, that looks pretty normal. As long as you're using a clip (rather than passing the end through a loop), try going around the tree twice. Less slip...
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    Maybe the trees are too slippery... :rolleyes:

    Maybe the trees are too slippery... :rolleyes:
  18. I happen to think that owning a basic hex tarp is...

    I happen to think that owning a basic hex tarp is never a bad thing. Simple is good! I'm guessing that if you already have a basic tarp that you wouldn't be considering the HH. I think most serious...
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    I think of it this way: You mostly see the...

    I think of it this way:

    You mostly see the body of the hammock from the outside, unless you spend a significant number of the daylight hours in your hammock! And the bottom is going to be covered...
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    But they weigh 3.5g!!! :scared:

    But they weigh 3.5g!!! :scared:
  21. Yup. Another time watched a power pole 50' away...

    Yup. Another time watched a power pole 50' away burst into pieces. And then there was the time that the ozone got to our noses less than a second after the flash. Definitely exhilarating!
  22. Or when you and your pals are standing around and...

    Or when you and your pals are standing around and you notice that everyone else's hair is standing straight up.
  23. Thread: Anniversary!

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    Pretty sure that was colder!

    Pretty sure that was colder!
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    Typically just the shock cord. BUT, in some...

    Typically just the shock cord. BUT, in some cases, the edge of the quilt has a little gap in the shock cord channel that aligns with the clip. The requires coordination between the hammock maker and...
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    Various opinions exist about how to best use...

    Various opinions exist about how to best use them. Some just use the hook at the shoulder. Others will also use the one on the opposite side at the feet. Using both at the head end CAN put undue...
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    Have to believe that ti would exceed the limit of...

    Have to believe that ti would exceed the limit of 7/64 amsteel!
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    I was mostly joking, going for the play on words,...

    I was mostly joking, going for the play on words, a tiny bit of alliteration.

    I could imagine a market for a slightly larger version. The recent thread about using them on a bridge comes to mind....
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    Besides Warbonnet and SLD, you might want to look...

    Besides Warbonnet and SLD, you might want to look at Dream Hammocks and Dutchware. Others too. The vendors that are popular here all offer great products.
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    What's next? Ti Turtles?

    What's next? Ti Turtles?
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    Ah! Now that makes sense. It just didn't look...

    Ah! Now that makes sense. It just didn't look quite like Zing-It. Not "cheap", just different.
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    I've been doing trips with a close group of...

    I've been doing trips with a close group of friends for many, many years. Primarily Quetico. The Woodland Caribou trip was about 15 years ago. 10 days maybe. Too short. I don't remember a lot of the...
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    It's Dutch's CRL with a Dutch Hook and a Wasp (as...

    It's Dutch's CRL with a Dutch Hook and a Wasp (as per the OP) so, yes, there is hardware and mechanical advantage at play here.
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    I don't think anyone believes that you are lying....

    I don't think anyone believes that you are lying. It's just that the cordage doesn't look right. Not sure why that would be. I guess the various fraying is all a part of the overall failure. More...
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    I agree too (except that the cheap stuff appears...

    I agree too (except that the cheap stuff appears to be braided! ;))
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    And Wabakimi (but skip Algonquin...) Woodland...

    And Wabakimi (but skip Algonquin...)

    Woodland Caribou is quite doable but there aren't many opportunities for short trips. Getting up to the north part requires a bit of commitment in terms of...
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    I think it's nice to have multiple tarps. The...

    I think it's nice to have multiple tarps. The Minifly would be one of those that I'd choose. Adding a doored tarp later is the direction that appeals to me. It's just nice to have a small (but not...
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    3-4 weeks for a Wooki. Seems like that would get...

    3-4 weeks for a Wooki. Seems like that would get to you JINT.
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    I'm with you. As nice as the BWCAW is, QPP...

    I'm with you. As nice as the BWCAW is, QPP remains my destination of choice in that area.
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    I wish I knew where mine went! :confused:

    I wish I knew where mine went! :confused:
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    The way the Wooki is made places the down in the...

    The way the Wooki is made places the down in the needed places. 20 degrees is good number. I'd definitely want that in the BWCAW or QPP in May.

    Just curious, what's your entry point?
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    I certainly don't want to see this thread turn...

    I certainly don't want to see this thread turn into anything at all like that one did.

    That said, air actually is the important element (not in the period table context!) in the typically employed...
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    Dziękuję. My daughters are from Bartoszyce. I'm...

    Dziękuję. My daughters are from Bartoszyce. I'm part Czech, so a few of the words and phrases are a bit less foreign to me.
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    Pole experience from a Pole! Does it get any...

    Pole experience from a Pole! Does it get any better than that!!! Cześć. (I don't really speak the language well, just enough to order a beer or two in Warszawa or Krakˇw.)
  44. It sounds like maybe you've had experience as a...

    It sounds like maybe you've had experience as a Scout Leader! :lol:
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    Have you been bitten through a single layer?...

    Have you been bitten through a single layer? :confused:
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    You could get two or three with different mods! ...

    You could get two or three with different mods! :rolleyes:
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    As long as you keep them separated by at least 10...

    As long as you keep them separated by at least 10 feet you shouldn't have to worry.
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    Another reason would be to have a very firm...

    Another reason would be to have a very firm hammock!
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    In general, the mountains appeal. Lots of options...

    In general, the mountains appeal. Lots of options there. Also, Zion and Katmai come to mind for North America but Katmai would require going to ground for at least part of it. Piggybacking it with...
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    It depends how stiff you prefer. I happen to like...

    It depends how stiff you prefer. I happen to like a stiff hammock and, at your size, I would go for the heavy double. But that's just me. Others will say that is overkill. Until you done a bit of...
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