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  1. I can appreciate that your car may object to...

    I can appreciate that your car may object to being subjected to winter temperatures were it expected to spend the nights outside. I wasn't going so far as to suggest displacing the automobile to make...
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    If the rock is solid enough, and you can do it...

    If the rock is solid enough, and you can do it without causing damage, you might find places you can use rock climbing stoppers - or that technique;; old school we used to put a webbing loop around a...
  3. I don't think anyone was trying to "shame"; I...

    I don't think anyone was trying to "shame"; I think "encourage" was more the intent. Though research is a responsible endeavor, there comes a point where "doing" is the next step in learning. If...
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    Absolutely - step #3 is the finished product with...

    Absolutely - step #3 is the finished product with slight variation in hardware. Instead of feeding the line though the D-Ring, I connect one end with a mini-biner and also go through that mini-biner...
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    The Lynx used with the Ridge Runner is just about...

    The Lynx used with the Ridge Runner is just about foolproof. With a GE hammock, I find it is easier to use a partial length - though at my size, "partial" - as in - is almost "full"). Except in...
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    Two hammocks have sort of their own pockets. The...

    Two hammocks have sort of their own pockets. The WarBonnet Ridge Runner has its saddle bags and the Blackbird (and variants) have that "shelf" of nylon (hammock body) and mesh (bugnet). The shelf is...
  7. Be aware that linelocs come in different sizes....

    Be aware that linelocs come in different sizes. The ones I got from Dutchware are smaller than another supplier. I started out with figure-9's on the tarp side, but didn't like that much metal...
  8. It's not so much that mesh allows the tarp to dry...

    It's not so much that mesh allows the tarp to dry faster - it's rolled up inside after all. It's that the mesh itself dries faster and gets mold inhibiting sunshine throughout. The first time I used...
  9. I only use 13 ft'ers for the WW RR. I have a 13...

    I only use 13 ft'ers for the WW RR. I have a 13 ft SuperFly and a 13 ft Old Man Winter. I do love to set up in porch mode and just "walk in" to my shelter and hammock. That's a good point that the...
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    I think the main issue with ridge line under the...

    I think the main issue with ridge line under the tarp is it provides an highway for water. So it is important to have an effective water block if you go under. I go under in the winter - when I want...
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    Sticky: If it is 1/8th instead of 7/64th it will probably...

    If it is 1/8th instead of 7/64th it will probably be 12 strand instead of 8 strand. It's a little easier to work with because it's bigger. But then, it's bigger. so be sure to measure if it is going...
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    Before we can recommend a replacement, what about...

    Before we can recommend a replacement, what about your current tarp needs improvement? The ridge line, at 10 ft, seems a little short. I like lots of coverage myself. But it doesn't come without some...
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    Those masks might be okay for sleeping but when I...

    Those masks might be okay for sleeping but when I wear them with sunglasses - while xc skiing for example - they funnel the moisture up and fog the sunglasses. These days I have a variety of...
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    >I had a teacher conference out of town a few...

    >I had a teacher conference out of town a few weeks ago and all of the teachers got a hotel....but not me! I got a tree!

    You are in good company in this forum. Your choice would be considered...
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    If you just need some protection, you can run a...

    If you just need some protection, you can run a ridge line on your RR from apex point to apex point. Then you can use a "half net" like a HUG and connect it to that ridge line to lift it off your...
  16. Yeah, some things were put on earth, like...

    Yeah, some things were put on earth, like mosquitoes and banana slugs, some spiders - to remind us we are not in heaven. So was the idea of making it dark AND cold at the same time one of those...
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    Most my hammocks have a loop at the end and a...

    Most my hammocks have a loop at the end and a ring in the loop. That way I can attach suspension du jour to the ring. I started with the line on my Hennessy, but never tied that HH knot. Following a...
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    ATGIRL2028 - Your daisy chain can be the simplest...

    ATGIRL2028 - Your daisy chain can be the simplest if you have a ridge line on your hammock to let you know when you have the right separation between ends. But I understand that sometimes the jump...
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    Just a word on the sock option (that you can buy...

    Just a word on the sock option (that you can buy from WarBonnet). Going that route will be like camping in a single wall tent - that's not a bad thing in the winter. But the sock is beathable so...
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    Innortalviking, In another post, someone was...

    Innortalviking, In another post, someone was assign for cold weather advice because they got really cold with their sleeping bag and pad (and UQ!) with a hammock setup. The big issue with the pad...
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    The under quilt protector - UQP - is a very light...

    The under quilt protector - UQP - is a very light nylon layer that hangs under, but near your hammock and underquilt. It is usually breathable and acts as a shield against the wind. It can increase...
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    Did you feel the cold from the top or the bottom?...

    Did you feel the cold from the top or the bottom? Is your hammock Double Layer? How tall are you?

    You are at the edge of your current insulation's ratings. Some like to keep a 10 degree "cushion"...
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    Us5Camp, in photo 5, what is attached to the red...

    Us5Camp, in photo 5, what is attached to the red carabiner? I see your hammock's whoopie sling on the rail with the inner tube, but something is pulling on the red biner. Is it a tarp line?
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    The Panel pulls do open the interior a bit -...

    The Panel pulls do open the interior a bit - especially with a wide-ish setup like a bridge hammock. But you may find that you'll soon want to use external poles above the ridge line rather than...
  25. I like the Farrimond much better than a taut line...

    I like the Farrimond much better than a taut line hitch because there is no need to wrap the whole "tail" end of the rope around to make loops (though I suppose I could just double over the "tail"...
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    Having an under quilt protector will give you...

    Having an under quilt protector will give you more options for setting up your camp. You are correct about rain splatter and warmth (less heat loss). It also allows you a little more latitude in...
  27. Zaraelyr, "roof weight" is compression weight on...

    Zaraelyr, "roof weight" is compression weight on the blocks - that's what they are designed for. The pull of a hammock is a shear force. That is NOT what the cinderblocks are designed for. I believe...
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    Assuming a correct Marlin Spike, you can clip...

    Assuming a correct Marlin Spike, you can clip into the carabiner. But ... You have your tree hugger/strap, then a carabiner, then the whoopie sling that seems to add a minimum of 8 inches per end...
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    You can search for treads about this - there...

    You can search for treads about this - there seems to be two schools of thought on warmth and sleeping attire. I like to wear some light cotton jammies because it's easier to wash clothes than it is...
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    First, welcome to the world of posting on HF. ...

    First, welcome to the world of posting on HF.

    To set up your hammock quickly, you can use the simplest suspension - daisy chain straps and a carabiner (ENO's Atlas straps, Kommeck Python straps,...
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    >Each other when it gets bad. Really bad. We...

    >Each other when it gets bad. Really bad.

    We usually carry snacks, cliff bars, etc., to keep the urge down. But sometimes, when tensions are high ...
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    One thing to keep in mind is, as the trees get...

    One thing to keep in mind is, as the trees get further apart you have to put the suspension higher to keep the best/correct angle. You can use the Hammock Calculator at:
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    You are lucky that your airport provides chairs...

    You are lucky that your airport provides chairs where you can span three or four in order to lie down. Most I've been in specifically have an arm rest between seats that prevent a person from taking...
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    leafer, you are not alone in thinking "hammock up...

    leafer, you are not alone in thinking "hammock up first" is more convenient. We all understand the theory behind putting the tarp/shelter up first. But if the weather permits, it is easier to put the...
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    FS: What's the intended weight limit with that 1.3 oz...

    What's the intended weight limit with that 1.3 oz (single layer) fabric?
  36. I don't think the 13 ft SuperFly has to be custom...

    I don't think the 13 ft SuperFly has to be custom unless you want a specific color. The 13ft option is selectable from the standard product description page. The 13ft choice has the pullouts...
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    I've seen this "bike as part of shelter" product...

    I've seen this "bike as part of shelter" product and as WalksIn2Trees said, you have to take down your camp just to use the bike. I am a advocate of redundancy, not so much multipurpose. Because if...
  38. Are you sure that cup of liquid was water?

    Are you sure that cup of liquid was water?
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    I believe my inflatable is also Sea to Summit. It...

    I believe my inflatable is also Sea to Summit. It has a felt side so I don't have to feel nylon against my skin. I picked it after trying much more expensive brands/models. Many had filling that...
  40. First, there is seldom a need to connect the foot...

    First, there is seldom a need to connect the foot end of the net. Second, I find it is enough to attach the head end bungee to the same connection at the end of the tarp or on the Bridge suspension...
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    Oops - where is that embarrassed smily :blush: ...

    Oops - where is that embarrassed smily :blush:

    But still, I also wouldn't want a 30 degree quilt for 30 (okay, 32) degree weather. For a wide range of temperatures, I'd go with a 20 degree UQ and...
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    >If money is the main concern there is a Hammock...

    >If money is the main concern there is a Hammock Gear 30F underquilt that would suit you on the for sale board here. ( not mine ). It’s listed at a bit more but would get you to 0C no problem.
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    >If you use a fuse that breaks prematurely during...

    >If you use a fuse that breaks prematurely during a storm gust, you just got your shelter wet, unnecessarily.

    That's only if your "fuse" is the last link. If you use bungee WITH your guy line,...
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    At 5'5" I doubt you will need anything designated...

    At 5'5" I doubt you will need anything designated as "XL" I'm 5'6" and the standard Blackbird is plenty roomy. Note that it has a foot "shelf" but at your height (length) you may not even use it. The...
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    SimplyLightDesigns has a hammock with CAT cut...

    SimplyLightDesigns has a hammock with CAT cut sides. There is nothing wrong with the hammock and many like the weight savings and less nylon to block a view. But that cat cut creates a very "hard"...
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    Couple of things - I didn't see "keeper" line to...

    Couple of things - I didn't see "keeper" line to prevent the tripod legs from spreading. Maybe that's done by the hardware (hinge) on top?

    You didn't mention the angle of your Ridge Runner hang....
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    If you had a non-stretch material (Dyneema)...

    If you had a non-stretch material (Dyneema) and/or no wind situations, you'd question the use of shock cord. But if you had a SilNylon tarp - known to stretch a bit when wet - or spend windy nights...
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    Sticky: I carry a 50 ft hank of REI utility cord on a...

    I carry a 50 ft hank of REI utility cord on a plastic kite winder - UL'ers shudder :) - that's because in the PNW we have a wide range of large-ish tree diameters. I connect the line to the tarp,...
  49. If you have an outdoor store - like REI - in your...

    If you have an outdoor store - like REI - in your area, they often have a list of local people who provide sewing services for outdoor gear. I'd go for the eye, then you could use buckles or whoopie...
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    Often a person comes from sleeping in a bed and...

    Often a person comes from sleeping in a bed and thinks they need to sleep the same way in a hammock. That may not be the case. You sleep the way you do in bed because of the pressure points that...
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