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    The major assumption flaws in all the hang force...

    The major assumption flaws in all the hang force calculators are they assume:
    1) Load is centered and evenly distributed
    2) Load is static.

    1) uncentered loads do increase loading and can change...
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    Go2Marine ...

    Go2Marine often has good deals available.
  3. I was keeping this thread limited to hammock...

    I was keeping this thread limited to hammock style chairs, as the other similar thread got off topic and was remove to the donating member section for non-hammock discussions. But thank you for the...
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    Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri, And...

    Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri, And Illinois
    Designated Campgrounds: No, Hammock camping is not allowed.

    Now that would be interesting.....

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    Did notice a lot of the No Hammock...
  5. What is a good thing to have for sitting around a campfire when backpacking?

    Hammock related camp chair discussion.

    Being a larger guy, the various non-hammock camp chairs just do not work for me. What are the options people know for a hammock chair? Particularly for...
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    I did a 2 second google search for marine supply...

    I did a 2 second google search for marine supply Canada and Sailing supply Canada and found more than a handful of places from New Brunswick to Vancouver. The two sites I checked both carried...
  7. WTB/WTT: Would you clarify what you are looking for? Are...

    Would you clarify what you are looking for? Are you seeking any type or brand of hammock that is 11' or longer or are you looking for something specific?
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    Yes, I found it a bit windy, but the view was...

    Yes, I found it a bit windy, but the view was pretty good.
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    So is there a new requirement that you have to be...

    So is there a new requirement that you have to be an MD or PhD. to post on this thread now? Last 3 posts by DocTheo, DocBrown, and DocWatson. :lol:

    DocWatson, loos like a good stand.
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    There are many kits available on Amazon. Just...

    There are many kits available on Amazon. Just search FID. This one is $7, others are ~$12 and up.
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    No feathers ruffled. you just got caught in a in...

    No feathers ruffled. you just got caught in a in respectful difference in design view point between Leatherdome and myself. :)

    I point out the bolted joint option as some people do not perceive...
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    Let take another stab at my statement. See...

    Let take another stab at my statement. See above. “a manufacturing need” does not translate to "compromise foisted upon hapless users." apologies it it was misleading.

    The Manufacturing need...
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    You are correct. There is not a design...

    You are correct. There is not a design requirement that this be 90 deg.

    Nice Job Homer J.

    As a design note: For a DIY system you may find it easier to bolt the joints than to peen a copper...
  14. Product Update: Now 4 years in and nearly 100...

    Product Update: Now 4 years in and nearly 100 nights using this tarp it is still my go to and main tarp for all my trips. The Tarp is still available on Amazon ($37.99 5/4/21). I fold and roll the...
  15. Yeah, isn't trying to communicate with just words...

    Yeah, isn't trying to communicate with just words GRAND! Goes to show the value of joining a group hang now and then to SEE everyone's concoctions and variations to come up with new ways and...
  16. I've been using a spliced version of this for...

    I've been using a spliced version of this for more than a year now. The locked brummel loop (2) is a good replacement for various hardware. As others have said, use the the MSH might be...
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    I'll take the V-Best tent stake - Large Thank...

    I'll take the V-Best tent stake - Large

    Thank you
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    When were you there? Which site did you stay at?...

    When were you there? Which site did you stay at? Was there the previous weekend (March 26-28) and stayed at site 6 and then 8.
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    We just had a guy from the UK asking this in the...

    We just had a guy from the UK asking this in the last couple of months...

    Anyway, I think you need to look for something like 6700-25L4. conduit. Believe that is the 1" EU standard. But...
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    Not Stupid at all. In fact, I am amazed at how...

    Not Stupid at all. In fact, I am amazed at how many people insist on the stand have to be connected with loose joints. The commercial Tensa has specific design and production needs that drive it's...
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    Welcome from Cincinnati. My recommendations...

    Welcome from Cincinnati. My recommendations will be skewed toward the SE for you. But Brown Co. Indiana, and the Norther areas of Hoosier NF. are good areas. Also, the garden of the God's area...
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    Grand Canyon. Though, Strong backcountry skills...

    Grand Canyon. Though, Strong backcountry skills would be needed, unless staying on the main highway through the canyon.

    Rafting trip through the canyon would also be up there for me.

    Another...
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    This is where ENO style hammocks rule. I still...

    This is where ENO style hammocks rule. I still miss my side pocket. The other place I put my water bottle is on the ground. Easy reachy to grab. Your mileage may be different.
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    Dental Records??? There are some fairly...

    Dental Records???

    There are some fairly obvious things to look for. Missing bark. Lack of smaller side branches and twigs. On the trunks look for loose or missing bark and you can usually...
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    Little hard to get that many miles, as the gorge...

    Little hard to get that many miles, as the gorge itself is only 5miles by 3 miles in area. However there are several crisscrossing trails and loops outside the main gorge area. There are available...
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    Very nice. You have a lot to be proud of.

    Very nice. You have a lot to be proud of.
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    Descender rings suspension setup. Was a thing...

    Descender rings suspension setup. Was a thing not sure how many people still use. Common item that was adapted to hammocking for a time.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3tQMlHf5A
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    I believe this is already done. between Ultimate...

    I believe this is already done. between Ultimate Hang book, and Shug's video playlists on just about every topic.
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    I would think a heat coloring technique would also work. Maybe not camo, but could certainly take the shine off and get browns, reds and black colorings.

    Strike that.... I assumed the material...
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    For non-hammock specific tarps I like the...

    For non-hammock specific tarps I like the Aququest line from Oregon. The Guide series is lighter Sil-nylon and they come in a variety of sized from 10'x7' all the way up to 20'x13' The 10'x13'...
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    Ok I understand... I think. You are basically...

    Ok I understand... I think. You are basically are using a whoopie sling system and use a daisy chain for the tree strap. So in your system the daisy chain is just a convenient attach point for...
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    Outdoor, you are the second person in this thread...

    Outdoor, you are the second person in this thread to describe this style set up. I guess I do not understand the purpose. Both whoopies and the daisy chain strap provide adjustability, why the...
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    I still use my whoopie slings every trip. I...

    I still use my whoopie slings every trip. I tried UCR's but I found they slipped on me and did not hold. I like them over the Dutchwear hardware options because of simplicity, ease of use, cost,...
  34. Indeed, FL Turtle and two tents, your in... I...

    Indeed, FL Turtle and two tents, your in... I think ~$1 per visitor to the GSMNP or ~$12M/ year. should cover it. :thumbup:
  35. The trouble with looking at total numbers is it...

    The trouble with looking at total numbers is it may not adequately address the question. Taking these numbers, this assertion, of a ban being reasonable, has an unwritten underlying assumption that...
  36. Again, How do you know for sure? "There are...

    Again, How do you know for sure?

    "There are alot of people visiting... there for it must be bad." This does not even to begin to address the question other than to support ignorant hammock bans....
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    Wise and sage learning. This is my experience...

    Wise and sage learning. This is my experience also.
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    Using UQ for storage

    Anyone else use their UQ for storage of stuff sacks etc?

    When I set up, I stash the stuff sacks for my TQ, UQ, Tarp and stake bag between the hammock and UQ. During winter, I'll also toss the...
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    I was given a 0* Inc. for Christmas several years...

    I was given a 0* Inc. for Christmas several years ago, and I am constantly asked if it is use. Let them know it is a key piece of kit for winters. Love it.
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    Welcome, welcome. Yes you are in a truly great...

    Welcome, welcome. Yes you are in a truly great part of the East for good backpacking experiences. I'll add look up Adventure Archives on YouTube. They also, feature the trails of our area, less...
  41. I've had this happen to me. Particularly with...

    I've had this happen to me. Particularly with UCRs. I'd lay there with my ear on the edge of the hammock and you could hear the pink, twang, pop as each fiber slipped. By 2:00 AM I be so low I'd...
  42. Thread: Please help

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    Gotta be careful getting into the hammock with...

    Gotta be careful getting into the hammock with the UQ that thigh tough. It is easy to loose track of the hammock. My daughter once got in and gathered the hammock under her so when she sat back...
  43. Yeah, I do not understand the down pillow...

    Yeah, I do not understand the down pillow concept. Down is excellent at keeping fabric lofted, it has almost no support value. But there are many things in hammocking I do not understand.

    To the...
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    I use a basic bug net like this one for $17 on...

    I use a basic bug net like this one for $17 on Amazon. LINK

    It is a side entry zipper. It works and is inexpensive.

    There are also many synthetic underquilts in the $50 price point, though may...
  45. I have one adjustable SRL that I use to dial in a...

    I have one adjustable SRL that I use to dial in a hammock. Once I know the SRL length I want. I make a fixed SRL with 1" locked brummel loops in each end. I undo the CL at each end, slip the loop...
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    My Tarp ridgeline has a locked brummel loop on...

    My Tarp ridgeline has a locked brummel loop on one end and a figure 9 on the other. I use prussicks along the line to adjust the tarp position over the hammock.

    Similar to this one from Autumn...
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    We discussed this in your thread about Soft...

    We discussed this in your thread about Soft Shackles back in July.


    The button knot is inserted from the tree side, so it does not come apart. To take apart, the system tension is removed and...
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    Even above the EVO loop I like the Locked Brummel...

    Even above the EVO loop I like the Locked Brummel loops I made. I really dislike how fiddly and hard soft shackles are to manipulate. I have put these on all of my Tarp RL's and Tree side...
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    You can make a Tensa stand for around $30.00 with...

    You can make a Tensa stand for around $30.00 with basic tools and materials from Lowes or Home depot.
    Here are some threads on the subject
    Initial Stand
    Improved packable stand build.
  50. Another who will recommend staying with the...

    Another who will recommend staying with the becket hitch. Add a little pull loop to the CL to help un do it helps alot. As for slippage you can modify from the becket to the j-bend hitch. See...
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