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  1. Thread: SLD Catch All

    by LowTech
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    We have a couple that he made us in a waterproof...

    We have a couple that he made us in a waterproof material. I don't use them for packing my hammock and quilts, instead they are used when we have a base camp that we take day trips from. That way I...
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    I've looked at that site before and liked how...

    I've looked at that site before and liked how they talked about the ones they sell, nice to know that you're happy w/ not only their hammocks but that particular one as well. It is the one I thought...
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    Mayan Hammocks Online?

    All you hangers that didn't go down south to get your Mayan hammocks, where did you get them and do you like the quality?

    With 80+ night time temps I'm sleeping outdoors in my Mayan that a...
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    Lol, yes it is . . . very dry. Of course we are...

    Lol, yes it is . . . very dry. Of course we are about to start the monsoon here so it will soon be "humid" here and everyone will be complaining about the 30% humidity. [emoji23]
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    Just saw this, I did not.

    Just saw this, I did not.
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    Nice! And a bridge hammock at that.

    Nice! And a bridge hammock at that.
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    I'm probably one of the few people that shed my...

    I'm probably one of the few people that shed my UQs for part of the year. As of now I've been UQless for about three weeks. Of course my current location is southern Arizona and we've already had it...
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    Just to add some info here, I hung my Mayan up...

    Just to add some info here,
    I hung my Mayan up since we're getting hit w/ a major heatwave and I wanted the breezy coolness. While it was up I took some measurements.

    Mine is not even the...
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    Very cool! But I do have to ask, why so far...

    Very cool!
    But I do have to ask, why so far from the tree and the bike? Don't you get a lot of drop when you get in the hammock w/ that much distance?
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    That's funny, the first winter I spent in Costa...

    That's funny, the first winter I spent in Costa Rica/Panama the lady I was traveling w/ had something like that. She had cut holes in the ends and sewn in a cone of netting so that it fit the...
  11. Best is a personal thing based on too many...

    Best is a personal thing based on too many factors. It's not the best for someone that wants a light weight setup w/o any metal in their hammock assembly, but it is the simplest if you're just car...
  12. I'm not clear on what you're having difficulty...

    I'm not clear on what you're having difficulty w/. The huggers should have a loop at each end and the daisy chain strap should have at least a loop at one end.
    Just attach the loops together so...
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    Why?

    Why?
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    Maybe we should consider a desert paddle trip. Do...

    Maybe we should consider a desert paddle trip. Do you do multi day trips?
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    I've rarely experienced strong winds because of...

    I've rarely experienced strong winds because of all the trees, so any wide tarp in a shallow porch mode should work. I would want a big rectangle that I could use the ends as doors if needed.
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    The Mayan doesn't have anything to zip a net to....

    The Mayan doesn't have anything to zip a net to. A zippered net hammock is going to be a nylon camping hammock.
    You will probably need to make your own ridgeline, it doesn't have to be structural,...
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    For multiple years I used a cotton Mayan hammock...

    For multiple years I used a cotton Mayan hammock for three to four months at a time down there and even have one here in the desert that I brought back years ago. I'm pretty close to switching out...
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    There are cotton or nylon (or whatever the modern...

    There are cotton or nylon (or whatever the modern equivalent is nowadays) string ones. The cotton can absorb some moisture and mold if not able to dry out, but is more comfortable. The synthetic is...
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    When I've been in the jungle I'm happiest in a...

    When I've been in the jungle I'm happiest in a Mayan style hammock, fronkey style bug net, and a major tarp.
    Now I might add an UQP on the outside of the bugnet. I feel like that really seals the...
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    If we're talking about the one that you can also...

    If we're talking about the one that you can also wear like a poncho . . . I really didn't like the strap and buckle that ends up under your calves when it's in footbox form. I cut mine off.
    It's...
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    That depends on which photo you're looking at. I...

    That depends on which photo you're looking at. I have, and still do use a few different ones.
    I have a Tensa Solo that I use when kayaking, bikepacking, and plane traveling.
    I also have 4...
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    I agree w/ you on this. I have a JRB multi use...

    I agree w/ you on this. I have a JRB multi use quilt and they put snaps to close the footbox. Not only are they snaps but they are doubled in a way that let's it snap together either way (like anyone...
  23. Sounds way better than where we are,...

    Sounds way better than where we are, unfortunately we're not going to be able to make it this time. [emoji3525]
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    I know! I can just make it work if I hang it w/...

    I know! I can just make it work if I hang it w/ the right amount of sag. My lady doesn't have any problems w/ it as she's a little more than 5'.

    I didn't know that it was that short when I bought...
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    I will say that unless you're comfortable in a...

    I will say that unless you're comfortable in a short, narrow, hammock this is probably not the way to go. I don't know if Dutch is making them longer now as he doesn't list the size on his site but...
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    Well I passed my first 100 nights (for this year)...

    Well I passed my first 100 nights (for this year) near the end of last month and we're already hitting triple digits occasionally. I'd guess before the month is out my UQ may be moving into it's...
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    If she's already packing a "reflective sheet" you...

    If she's already packing a "reflective sheet" you could just get an UQP and put the sheet in that. It would get it out of the hammock and I don't think there is any way to get lighter than that.
    Of...
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    Wish they were rare enough for that. There's no...

    Wish they were rare enough for that. There's no shortage of them out there.
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    I'm not suffering at all, and I sure didn't that...

    I'm not suffering at all, and I sure didn't that night.[emoji6]
    It might be the desert but we were camped an the edge of a canyon lake that we paddled for two days.

    I am selling the WS Cape...
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    Nice to hear! Stay healthy.

    Nice to hear! Stay healthy.
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    I know that the appropriate sized eye bolts get...

    I know that the appropriate sized eye bolts get used in the manner for porch swings and they hold two or more people. Of course I prefer to go through the joist horizontally when it can be accessed....
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    Here's one I missed. This is what a couple "One...

    Here's one I missed.
    This is what a couple "One Tree" hangs look like when you're partner forgets that they pulled their hammock out of their gear to wash it and then never did.
    She didn't...
  33. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

    by LowTech
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    I do lean the pole at almost a 30 so most of the...

    I do lean the pole at almost a 30 so most of the force is pushing the pole into the ground (sometimes a problem for me w/ sand but have managed to find or have things to put under it) and I find the...
  34. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

    by LowTech
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    Shug, It looks like you're running really long...

    Shug, It looks like you're running really long lines to your stakes. I don't think I've ever gone more than about 10" of line.
    W/ the angle of the pole it pretty much looks like a pyramid when I'm...
  35. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

    by LowTech
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    The ground anchor lines? I don't. I usually put...

    The ground anchor lines? I don't.
    I usually put up my tarp skinned to act as a ridgeline and then tighten my anchor lines against that. Both the tarp/ridgeline and my anchor lines are set to "snug".
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    Military Hammock

    Anyone have an interest in historic/military hammocks?
    I just picked up an M1965 special forces hammock that I may be offering up w/ our other vending stuff.
    If there's an interest I'll start a...
  37. I suspect you could make up some dyneema soft...

    I suspect you could make up some dyneema soft shackles and/or some dogbones to get the length you want.
    Jeff Myers on YouTube has some good tutorials, like this one for a version of soft shackles,...
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    Playa del Carmen was a tiny little town when I...

    Playa del Carmen was a tiny little town when I was there in the 80's, and Tulum was nothing but some cool ruins and a few palapas.
    I think I'd be scared to go there now and see the development....
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    I would have to disagree w/ you on this. Right...

    I would have to disagree w/ you on this. Right here in Arizona we have mosquitoes that everyone refers to as "ankle biters" as they tend to keep low to the ground and will definitely eat up your...
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    Canada to Mex, that's a jump! Where did you end...

    Canada to Mex, that's a jump! Where did you end up?

    I may have to have you get me another Mayan hammock bigger than the one I have, then I'll be able to show my lady that you really can sleep...
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    The only problem I find w/ a fronkey net (which I...

    The only problem I find w/ a fronkey net (which I do use) on a Mayan style hammock is that it doesn't totally close on the bottom and normally uses your hammock to act as a "plug" for the bottom...
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    Going for one of these? I too am a fan of...

    Going for one of these? I too am a fan of industrial/urban hangs.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220417/e9ad15a12a523c7b712327deaf24e980.jpg
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    I get more stretch out of some of my suspensions...

    I get more stretch out of some of my suspensions than I do w/ my hammock. Unless it's a cotton Brazilian hammock, those will stretch for a few nights at a min.

    I think it's my poly tree straps...
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    It could be just the photo, and viewing it on my...

    It could be just the photo, and viewing it on my phone, but the grey line looks thinner than the red shuttle, is it? I know the shuttle is thicker looking where the line goes through it and where...
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    Not the best morning for me, wrote out a long...

    Not the best morning for me, wrote out a long (for me) detailed reply and posted it to the wrong thread . . . then deleted it by accident when attempting to move it. [emoji21]

    Anyway, I use UCR's...
  46. Thread: WBRR Idea

    by LowTech
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    Wrong thread. [emoji3061]

    Wrong thread. [emoji3061]
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    I've always just stuffed it into a liner bag in...

    I've always just stuffed it into a liner bag in the bottom of my pack if I'm backpacking, and into a compression dry bag (only compressing as much as I need for space) when kayaking. The rest of the...
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    I've had that same thought, and plan, for my...

    I've had that same thought, and plan, for my Solo.
    Guess I'm not the only one. [emoji6]
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    I'll have to second that. I had a mesh skin from...

    I'll have to second that. I had a mesh skin from someone else, I think Dutch Wares, and never really like the pocket setup (I do use them). Ended up passing that one on and picked up one from Jared...
  50. How would you get into, or out of it, w/ the...

    How would you get into, or out of it, w/ the netting held down by the tie-outs?
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