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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...
  3. 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...
  13. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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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...
  14. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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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...
  15. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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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...
  17. 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...
  26. Thread: WBRR Idea

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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...
  30. 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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    And then a backyard hang where it was so windy...

    And then a backyard hang where it was so windy that we didn't want to risk the tarps and I only used the bugnet to cut down the wind, not for bugs.
    The next day it was less and we got to use the...
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    And this is from our recent vending trip to...

    And this is from our recent vending trip to SoCal.
    After driving all day, around midnight, we pulled off on a dirt track about an hour from our destination to camp. Using the vending cart as our...
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    Some of my more recent "One Tree" hangs. This...

    Some of my more recent "One Tree" hangs.
    This one is from my mom's first ever hammock nights at Hang Con in Florida. It was nice to be able to pick a site that had one good tree spread and I could...
  34. That's exactly what I got Jared from SLD to make...

    That's exactly what I got Jared from SLD to make for us.
    In the photo the second hammock behind mine is skinned in a waterproof skin for just those reasons. It's complete w/ quilts, UQP, and...
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    I'll add another con. As much as I like my UQP...

    I'll add another con.
    As much as I like my UQP (I got a nice camo one) and take it everywhere, if the wind is blowing moderately hard it will inflate the UQP and pull it off the hammock/quilt...
  36. SLD has one as well. We had Jarred make a version...

    SLD has one as well. We had Jarred make a version that was waterproof for us.
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    I don't have that kind of hammock, but would...

    I don't have that kind of hammock, but would these help at all?
    https://www.fugal-innovations.com/product/bridge-buttons/
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    My standard sag is also deeper than the 83% in a...

    My standard sag is also deeper than the 83% in a wide, 68", hammock. I've never had an issue w/ calf ridge or the other issues you mentioned w/ that combo. Now when I had a short and narrow Brazilian...
  39. Typo, that should have been Bartlett on the Verde...

    Typo, that should have been Bartlett on the Verde river, also north of Mesa. Sometimes my phone thinks it knows better than me.
  40. We're also in Tucs, well for another couple...

    We're also in Tucs, well for another couple months till the vending season ends, and have been hanging in a variety of places. Patagonia lake, mtn Lemmon, up at Barnett and Saguaro lake. As you might...
  41. I do have a Brazilian that's about 64"(?) It's...

    I do have a Brazilian that's about 64"(?) It's probably the narrowest I could comfortably do w/ my degree of lay. I sometimes feel like my feet are close to falling out of it. Of course if I reduce...
  42. We have both sizes (not from our cottage...

    We have both sizes (not from our cottage venders), my 11' is 68" and my lady has an 11' that's only 55" wide.
    I like a wide hammock because I use a deeper sag and lay more diagonal. My lady is...
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    @st4hangin , Cougarmeat has the technique right....

    @st4hangin , Cougarmeat has the technique right.
    @cougarmeat , I have a Onewind 12' tarp and they sell it w/ more than you would ever need already attached and it is a retro-fit. [emoji23]
    ...
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    If you're use duel poles on the inside then there...

    If you're use duel poles on the inside then there is no reason for doors clipped to the inside should be in the way, just run them behind the poles.

    I always had my doors to the inside and then I...
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    Definitely not! A hot desert day will heat up...

    Definitely not! A hot desert day will heat up even a well insulated rig before the day is over, then it takes a good part of the night to cool down. Air conditioners on a rig require AC power, and...
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    The things I've mentioned are only a small part...

    The things I've mentioned are only a small part of what I do for income. It's a wide field from transportation/relocation of heavy things right through "Spacial Transformations" of indoor and outdoor...
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    This morning's "drink tea in the morning sun"...

    This morning's "drink tea in the morning sun" chair.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220310/ee59e2cea08774d4532a9790c56cbbd2.jpg

    Surrounded by kayak overhaul parts, extra peddles for a mtn...
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    I did check those out even before Shug got his as...

    I did check those out even before Shug got his as my mom who was interested in getting a hammock was thinking that they might work for her when she went kayaking and camped in a campground.
    For...
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    I've often wondered what couches were for, are...

    I've often wondered what couches were for, are they for night time sitting while watching TV, or daytime sitting when you're taking a break from things, or just somewhere for a drunk friend to sleep...
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    I don't have loads of pics of my "non wilderness"...

    I don't have loads of pics of my "non wilderness" hangs as I didn't figure anyone would want to see them. [emoji1]

    I do have a couple that you might appreciate.
    One showing part of my lady...
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