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    I tried to pm but mailbox is full.

    I tried to pm but mailbox is full.
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    For an upcoming thruhike I am looking to shed...

    For an upcoming thruhike I am looking to shed weight, but with low risk of fabric failure; what would be the next lightest material above monolite with potentially less chance of catastrophic...
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    Thank you for pointing out the possibility of...

    Thank you for pointing out the possibility of creating an air gap between the 3/4 quilt (for cold weather I use a Yeti, for warmer I do a full quilt that is quite lightweight). I had thought of that...
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    using 1/8 inch evazoate pad with UQ

    I've got a full length 1/8 evazoate pad I've been using to increase hammock insulation, and ideally to reduce cold feet and calf ridge for suboptimal hangs. I had thought it might also work as a...
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    Sorry to ask one more question on minutia, do the...

    Sorry to ask one more question on minutia, do the kevlar straps pull out from knots like J Bend when taking down as easily or easier than spider straps?
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    I tore a shock cord due to over stretching; could...

    I tore a shock cord due to over stretching; could someone recommend standard replacement thickness for a 3/4 UQ, and best place to find this?
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    Could you comment on this difference? I've noted...

    Could you comment on this difference? I've noted that my spider straps tend to roll up and behave almost like a cord at times, and they retain that in storage, they're odd to handle. Is it worth it...
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    Recalc, you’re 4 years ahead of me. I could write...

    Recalc, you’re 4 years ahead of me. I could write the first chapter in ‘How to switch from lightweight tent/tarp backpacking to hammock’:

    1. Read the ultimate hang 2; comprehensive, nice writing...
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    I think it’s important to factor in your...

    I think it’s important to factor in your experience level. Many of the posters on this site are highly experienced and very knowledgeable, which gives them flexibility. I switched from tent to...
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    Since Iíve enjoyed learning splicing this is a...

    Since Iíve enjoyed learning splicing this is a logical next step. If I keep my crl is this the current method you are using?
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    I have some triptease available, would that...

    I have some triptease available, would that likely work better for the prusik to zingit knots?
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    If i could ask a related question, i’m using a...

    If i could ask a related question, i’m using a zing it crl attached with zing it prusiks. Instead of slipping easily they are difficult to move (even when not under tension). Should I switch to...
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    Well hearing this makes my experience seem so...

    Well hearing this makes my experience seem so benign.

    From the great comments and earlier picture, i’ve figured out that I did multiple things wrong: too much ‘air’ between tarp edge and ground,...
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    I think my guy lines may have been set too long:...

    I think my guy lines may have been set too long: on the leeward side I have 8-9 foot lines, so I could use hiking poles to set up a porch, and perhaps this put too much air under the free side of the...
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    winter palace tarp management in high winds

    I'm working slowly towards an AT thru hike this year with a hammock. I've been a bit surprised in how the learning curve is steeper than my old tent setup, but making process (by making about every...
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    Stripped old telephone wire is also great for...

    Stripped old telephone wire is also great for zing it, most of us have this unused somewhere in our homes.
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    I’m beginning to see that. There are so many...

    I’m beginning to see that. There are so many posts (elsewhere) on UL backpacking it begins to seem like a foolish competition. Switching to a hammock is worthwhile even if I have to carry a bit more...
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    I hadn’t thought of that, will give it a try....

    I hadn’t thought of that, will give it a try. It’s a really lightweight EVA from MLD. I probably should just go with the 1/4 inch thick one, I was trying to save 3oz.
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    I've got a used enlightened equipment full 30 UQ...

    I've got a used enlightened equipment full 30 UQ I bought as a package with my blackbird xlc. When you look at the fill distribution, though, it's inferior for covering my upper body.
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    20 degree yeti versus wooki

    I've got a 20 degree yeti for my eldorado (+1 really lightweight hammock that I'm testing out to keep base weight down), and planning a flip flop AT hammock thruhike starting in north in April from...
  21. This looks great, I might still use the stuff...

    This looks great, I might still use the stuff sack to protect the mesh and tarp, just wrap the free cordage around. I know it sounds simple, but when you add some tiny titanium hardware to the ends...
  22. If you have the HG snakeskins, as a previous...

    If you have the HG snakeskins, as a previous poster noted there are no pockets for the excess ridgeline. Do people recommend just winding it up and putting a rubber band around the excess? Mine...
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    Perfect, thank you for the help. First step will...

    Perfect, thank you for the help. First step will be to restore the shock cord on one end that I damaged with over stretching. I’m glad there’s no video evidence of my 2 am misadventure, just a...
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    Adapting Yeti to lightweight hammock

    Iíve been using my Yeti with an eldorado, where it attaches easily to the gathered end. Now iím trying out a lighter weight hammock (a used Dutch Ďflippin the birdí for a planned AT thruhike) that...
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    I like the spiderweb 1.5, using it with a simple...

    I like the spiderweb 1.5, using it with a simple marlin spike until I get more experience and move to no hardware. The only issue i’ve found besides the rolling up is how hard you sometimes have to...
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    You have to take a risk benefit analysis with all...

    You have to take a risk benefit analysis with all optional chemical treatments and recognize that we often don't know as much as we would like about potential for injury. Just last week I read a...
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    I’m relatively new, mainly use the new post...

    I’m relatively new, mainly use the new post button, now will try some of these suggestions. I made a donation just to help with maintenance, but I haven’t found the members only section very useful,...
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    I’m headed there, practicing for an attempted At...

    I’m headed there, practicing for an attempted At thruhike next year. The hardware makes it easier when you’re still on the steep part of the hanging curve.
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    Could I ask a related question on tight knots?...

    Could I ask a related question on tight knots? I’m using 2” Dutch hmwpe straps connected to the CL with a marlin spike (planning to ditch the hardware when I get better with setup). A couple of times...
  30. Size of dcf stuff sack for tarp

    Does anyone have an idea of the right volume (or brand model) of a dcf stuff sack for a rolled up 12 foot dcf tarp in mesh sleeve (as above)? Itís expensive to buy and test.
    Thanks
  31. I looked at mesh versus dcf for the snakeskin,...

    I looked at mesh versus dcf for the snakeskin, while the dcf is tougher, when you are putting up a wet tarp the mesh deals with that better, so I bought mesh. Many tarp vendors also carry the...
  32. Best way to efficiently stow DCF tarp in mesh snakeskin

    I've got an HG DCF 12' tarp that I store in a single mesh snakeskin. When you roll it up you have a sort of round, irregularly shaped snake to stow away. Particularly when I put it away wet, I'd...
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    Can you comment on how you use the warbonnet...

    Can you comment on how you use the warbonnet hooks? I thought you could just go straight from the spiders to the CL with the becket hitch.
    thanks
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    caution with quinine

    The medical data on quinine now suggest little benefit and higher risk, including a risk of dangerous heart rhythms (worsened by interactions with some other medications). Docs are now taught to...
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    Would my weight of 185 lbs be pushing the comfort...

    Would my weight of 185 lbs be pushing the comfort range of the hexon 1.0? I understand that with careful use it should be safe, just wondering if it likely would still be enough hammock for comfort...
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    This is great, I very much appreciate so much...

    This is great, I very much appreciate so much advice from experienced hammock campers. I will plan to use a short pad for rare in shelter nights, get the SL and a 20 wookie, doing some venting as...
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    Could I ask for a bit more advice? I'm using a...

    Could I ask for a bit more advice? I'm using a heavyweight double xlc I purchased slightly used. I was thinking of switching to a lighter weight version, likely the lightweight double xlc. Now if...
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    I haven't liked the full pad much in the hammock,...

    I haven't liked the full pad much in the hammock, as suggested; it shifts around a lot at night. I might reconsider and get a short light pad with the wookie, hadn't thought of that.
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    Thank you, this is helpful. I have a full length...

    Thank you, this is helpful. I have a full length uberlite pad that I have used for for tent camping, and while I have a fair amount of tenting experience I'm unsure how often I may choose to use...
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    Seeking UQ advice for xlc

    Iíve been testing my xlc in preparation for an anticipated Ďflip flopí AT thru hike next spring. I plan to start north at Rockfish gap mid April, ideally take some weeks off in august, then finish...
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