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    You really can't go wrong with any of those...

    You really can't go wrong with any of those choices, and if the whoopies are working for you there's no need to change.

    Daisy chains are going to weigh about twice as much as the equivalent length...
  2. LOL sounds as if there's a story there! :laugh: ...

    LOL sounds as if there's a story there! :laugh:

    I once got a room in a motel on Rt 66 in Flagstaff after driving up from Phoenix to hike up Humphreys Peak. Pretty cool staying in one of those...
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    Good points. Over the years I've used a few...

    Good points. Over the years I've used a few things that "weren't quite ready for prime time" and learned a lot. I recall that early versions of Zpacks Zero and Arc Blast were shredded pretty quickly...
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    Yes, there's some truth to it, but what do you do...

    Yes, there's some truth to it, but what do you do if you're out for an afternoon playing with setup and don't have someone to assist? If all you're doing is adjusting the quilt ends for drafts it's...
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    It is not uncommon in the hammock learning curve...

    It is not uncommon in the hammock learning curve to experiment with options. But finding a system you like and sticking with it will make things easier in the long run as familiarity grows.

    I use...
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    Hey Gordo, I had my fingers crossed for you guys!...

    Hey Gordo, I had my fingers crossed for you guys! I guess it worked LOL!! :laugh:



    Indeed! As a kool-aid drinkin' ULer I really-really-really want these fabrics to succeed. But it appears...
  7. I've never used drip lines, but it's easy enough...

    I've never used drip lines, but it's easy enough to tie a string or use the tag end of the suspension webbing.

    One thing to keep in mind is that when it's wet outside for a prolonged period or...
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    That time frame—late July thru August—is...

    That time frame—late July thru August—is typically when you'll see the absolute best weather in the PNW.

    A couple of friends and I did the Copper Ridge loop in North Cascades park, and while that...
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    Well stated, both AmberG and nanok. But I...

    Well stated, both AmberG and nanok.

    But I admit that I sometimes complain about and ponder the natural niche and 'utility' of certain creatures such as ticks and black flies. It's hard to remain...
  10. Thread: I need help!

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    Raise the foot end some more and make sure you're...

    Raise the foot end some more and make sure you're using the full width of the hammock on the diagonal.
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    It's safe to say it wouldn't take 9 weeks! :lol:...

    It's safe to say it wouldn't take 9 weeks! :lol:

    That creature is my canine buddy Cyrus. Calmest dog you'll ever see... never barks. If you walked by with a raging red-zone pit bull he wouldn't...
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    I don't remember specifically ordering the winter...

    I don't remember specifically ordering the winter end but this one slid over the UQ with little effort, and no stress on the opening.
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    Actually it doesn't cinch down completely but has...

    Actually it doesn't cinch down completely but has some 'stops' sewn into the channel that leaves it with a hole. With the dimensions as they are, the remaining hole is effectively blocked by the UQ....
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    I didn't cinch the bottom super snug, but I don't...

    I didn't cinch the bottom super snug, but I don't see how much could get through either the ends or the bottom once I'm in the hammock. It's nice to see the bottom drawcord placed appropriately...
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    We'll see... I'm not all that arachnophobic—I...

    We'll see... I'm not all that arachnophobic—I adore those cute little jumping spiders—but I'd definitely freak out if I found a big, hairy spider in my hammock such as the one in the photo Obdewlax...
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    That'll be amazing @sub 7oz for a 40deg. I've...

    That'll be amazing @sub 7oz for a 40deg.

    I've considered knot solutions for UQ but I have to admit that LLs and S-biners are hard to beat.

    Although a 3-wrap Grip hitch (as LL substitute) works...
  17. Indeed, I've seen some reports from folks who...

    Indeed, I've seen some reports from folks who didn't have slippage with Becket or Lapp, but I did. J-Bend is the only knot I know of that works with all materials, even Amsteel--->Amsteel. (No doubt...
  18. No, no breakage risk (AFAIK!) but it also doesn't...

    No, no breakage risk (AFAIK!) but it also doesn't hold knots as well as Kevlar. For example, Becket usually requires another wrap or stopper or some such backup, and my beloved Lapp Hitch can slip...
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    Grrrrr... :glare: What length are you making...

    Grrrrr... :glare:

    What length are you making it?
  20. lol after my local test hang yesterday, this is...

    lol after my local test hang yesterday, this is how they look, as usual! 185475

    I remembered the lesson from many years ago from some American Alpine Institute instructors that there are some...
  21. No, I only flattened out only the tree part but...

    No, I only flattened out only the tree part but after hanging on some skinny trees the bunching extended all the way to the loop. And then when wrapping them around larger trees it was difficult to...
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    Test drive: SLD bottom entry bug net

    I received this about 2 months ago and finally got around to testing it today in my local woods. It's not often that new gear sits around quite that long before I test it, but we've finally got some...
  23. I don't know what the issue is with Kevlar...

    I don't know what the issue is with Kevlar availability, and I've searched online quite a bit. Could be that the 3.3 and lighter stuff is all sourced in China and there's a production or import...
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    Great looking quilt and impressive finished...

    Great looking quilt and impressive finished weight — mega kudos! :laugh:

    (And a bit of envy! :))
  25. Comparison of 12' Venom (UHMWPE) and 9' Kevlar...

    Comparison of 12' Venom (UHMWPE) and 9' Kevlar 3.3, both 1" width. This Kevlar is dyed brown.

    Not exactly apples-to-apples... Evo loops on Kevlar are 7/64 Amsteel and Venom Evo loops are 1.8mm...
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    If you're referring to the various types of...

    If you're referring to the various types of UHMWPE webbing, it's because they typically bunch up badly after a very short time of actual use and are subsequently very hard to flatten out, at least on...
  27. That's amazing, really took some planning; glad...

    That's amazing, really took some planning; glad it worked for you. ;)

    And that was one heckuva motorcycle trip!

    I still have some 1.9 kevlar but save it only for the occasional silly-light...
  28. Excellent! How did you get that strap up there on...

    Excellent! How did you get that strap up there on the left side of the photo? How high is it? :laugh:

    Kudos, nice hang. :cool:
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    Thanks Bob, I have added "where webbing connects...

    Thanks Bob, I have added "where webbing connects to hammock CRL" to clarify... sometimes we are so familiar with something that we forget important details!

    I like to use those 'biometric'...
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    This is definitely a 'feel' and 'eyeball' thing,...

    This is definitely a 'feel' and 'eyeball' thing, but what usually gets me very close is to adjust such that the head end webbing connection (where webbing connects to hammock CRL) ends up at about...
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    It would be an expensive experiment, but order...

    It would be an expensive experiment, but order three quilts, #1 with 20D/950fp, #2 with 10D/850fp and #3 with 10D/950fp.

    You would find the weight and volume difference between #1 and #2 greater...
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    I've done the Kings Peak climb twice, and the...

    I've done the Kings Peak climb twice, and the Uinta Highline is #1 on my bucket list. Absolutely stunning area!
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    Relevant discussion here...

    Relevant discussion here....

    Weight and volume impacted far more by shell material than down.
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    I have 10D quilts that I have used a lot, one...

    I have 10D quilts that I have used a lot, one that is almost 10 yrs old now, with no issues. No problems with any HG and EE 10D quilts, and a very new UGQ Bandit 10D that looks really solid.

    I...
  35. Nanok, rest assured I did not mean 'schooled' in...

    Nanok, rest assured I did not mean 'schooled' in a negative way. As a young fellow, I always liked school so for me it has a positive connotation!

    It is also a healthy thing to be able to admit...
  36. Thread: UV Fading

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    I would imagine that anything short of some sort...

    I would imagine that anything short of some sort of milspec heavy canvas for desert tents is not going to last very long. Probably the only long-term solution is to take it down each morning and stow...
  37. Indeed, I'm not going to go and change out all of...

    Indeed, I'm not going to go and change out all of them now, but going forward when replacement is needed. In the long run it makes no practical difference for this application.

    But at least now...
  38. Thank you, and I stand corrected. I do hate to...

    Thank you, and I stand corrected. I do hate to pass along bad info. :blush:

    I made a pair per Triple Nickel demo and there's no doubt they are stronger and will hold even without burying the tag...
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    That's funny because I love those extra toasties...

    That's funny because I love those extra toasties and ate them for 3 days on the trail recently.



    I'm so paranoid about it now that when not using porch mode I quickly clove hitch them to my...
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    Just be careful with pole handles at the...

    Just be careful with pole handles at the ground... I've had critters chew them for the salt.
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    50' hank of 2mm Glowire...

    50' hank of 2mm Glowire is $13.50. However, if you use a 30' 1-piece ridge line, that leaves only 5' for each corner so you might consider getting 2 hanks if you want longer corner guys, which it's...
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    This really is the crux of it. I was hanging...

    This really is the crux of it.

    I was hanging the last 3 nights pretty far from a bail-out and it was cool and raining every night, with a lot of wind the last night. A hammock failure would've...
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    Great write-up, and the clean layout of the web...

    Great write-up, and the clean layout of the web pages is excellent. :cool:

    Cellphone camera? They've gotten so good these days that I can rarely justify carrying even a micro 4/3 camera.
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    This is key, pitching the tarp right down to the...

    This is key, pitching the tarp right down to the hammock's SRL. I've done multi-day trips with considerable rain and nastiness with a standard hex (no doors) and it can work ~adequately~ well when...
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    Could also use some reinforcing patches...

    Could also use some reinforcing patches on the DCF and add some Kam snaps.
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    You might try this tape...

    You might try this tape which is used to bond DCF to DCF. I've used it and it works great, although being double-sided it's a bit tricky to work with and you've gotta get it right the first time.
    ...
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    Might also make the eye loop with a simple...

    Might also make the eye loop with a simple overhand knot and bury the tail to keep it neater looking and prevent fraying.

    I like the spiffy look of a locked brummel as much as the next guy but for...
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    That was a good run. :) The Chameleon should...

    That was a good run. :)

    The Chameleon should last a good long time. I have the 11'x58" Hexon 1.6 with a solid top cover (asym) that is my serious winter go-to.
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    Good trip. A little adversity makes them...

    Good trip. A little adversity makes them memorable. But you don't want them to be too memorable! :laugh:

    For the shoes, I put them in a plastic grocery bag to avoid spiders and, even worse IMO,...
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    Great video, nice relaxing trip. :cool: Man...

    Great video, nice relaxing trip. :cool:

    Man that wind was howling. Surprised that turkey vulture didn't skeedaddle immediately.
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