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    I have tried a couple of other UHMWPE ropes but...

    I have tried a couple of other UHMWPE ropes but haven't found anything that comes close to Samson ropes. The strength might be the same, but either the coating was so thick, that it behaved more like...
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    Another thought: I frequently don't need stakes...

    Another thought: I frequently don't need stakes at all, because there are trees, bushes, branches etc. nearby, which provide a better anchor point. I have started to carry extension dog bones for...
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    The Groundhogs are absolutely worth the price....

    The Groundhogs are absolutely worth the price. There are other Y stakes, but they are shorter with thinner walls, and they are simply not as tough. I broke or bent a few generic Y stakes, but my...
  4. Thread: TARPS

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    I have used 11' hex tarps with a 10' hammock for...

    I have used 11' hex tarps with a 10' hammock for years, and there have been instances, where rain was blown under the tarp and on the hammock from the ends, although the tarp was set up as low as...
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    The HyperD is not a taffeta, but I'm not sure if...

    The HyperD is not a taffeta, but I'm not sure if it's a real Ripstop either. It has a diamond shaped pattern, though. I think that is what the "D" in HyperD stands for.



    If you click on the...
  6. I get lower back pain in most 40D fabrics like...

    I get lower back pain in most 40D fabrics like the 1.6 Hexon. When getting into the hammock, I feel great at first. But after 3-4 hours I wake up with lower back pain and the urgent need to stretch...
  7. If you want a symmetrical Wooki-style underquilt,...

    If you want a symmetrical Wooki-style underquilt, the insulated part needs to cover the full width of the hammock. The Tier Gear underquilt seems to be 114 cm or 116 cm wide. Most hammocks are at...
  8. The Incubator is not flat like the Wooki. My...

    The Incubator is not flat like the Wooki. My guess is, that its slightly curved shape won't work well in a Wooki style underquilt. If it were flat, the easiest conversion would be to simply sew it...
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    Yes, you can easily use your Wooki with all...

    Yes, you can easily use your Wooki with all hammocks that are as long or longer than the Blackbird. Only shorter hammocks are a challenge.

    However, never assume that you can use the Wooki without...
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    If the channels are too narrow, the fabric cannot...

    If the channels are too narrow, the fabric cannot bunch up properly. I have made that mistake with stuff sacks, and it's impossible to close them. With channel end hammocks I usually make my channels...
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    If you bought a Warbonnet tarp without panel...

    If you bought a Warbonnet tarp without panel pulls, there will be no silicone, because only the panel pulls need sealing. If you have panel pulls but didn't get any silicone, contact Warbonnet....
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    With a channel end hammock, you get the most...

    With a channel end hammock, you get the most usable length out of a blank. But all the load is pretty much on the first channel seam. I had lighter fabric disintegrate at the seam. That's why don't...
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    Afaik, Microtex is from Schmetz. Schmetz writes...

    Afaik, Microtex is from Schmetz. Schmetz writes about Microtex:
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    Maybe they think it looks nicer? Warbonnet,...

    Maybe they think it looks nicer? Warbonnet, Dutch, Dream Hammock, Simply Light Designs, Hennessy Hammocks and actually all other netted hammocks I have seen are sewn with a simple straight stitch. I...
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    The 70D XL is a simple, generic ripstop. Nothing...

    The 70D XL is a simple, generic ripstop. Nothing fancy, but very comfortable. The touch is closer to the 1.9oz ripstop nylon RbtR sells than to Hexon. But it is wide! It will be my choice when I...
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    I sleep extremely cold, but I made the same...

    I sleep extremely cold, but I made the same observation: I need way more insulation on the bottom than on the top. I use a 0 underquilt with a 20 sleeping bag. I tried a 10 sleeping bag but...
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    Yes, the fabric will fuse together if you try to...

    Yes, the fabric will fuse together if you try to cut through 2 layers with a hot knife. Also, the Monolite doesn't cut so well with heat. There is so little material that it melts quickly and in...
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    The Incubator works with just about any gathered...

    The Incubator works with just about any gathered end hammock, including the Eldorado. It used to be my favorite underquilt until I got a Wooki. If you don't switch directions during the night, I...
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    I used to use 15' tree straps but in 99% of the...

    I used to use 15' tree straps but in 99% of the time, most of the tree strap length hung unused. Not a huge problem, but I got annoyed with always having to tie the straps out of the way. So I...
  20. If the hammock has an integrated net (and not a...

    If the hammock has an integrated net (and not a bug sock), you shouldn't mess with the ridgeline at all. A longer or shorter ridgeline than the net was designed for can damage the net and/or the...
  21. On one hand, yes, lengthening the ridgeline will...

    On one hand, yes, lengthening the ridgeline will create a less stretchy hammock. On the other hand, that effect will be achieved by putting more stress on the fabric. If the fabric is stretchy, this...
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    The charcoal grey is very different depending on...

    The charcoal grey is very different depending on the fabric! The Dream-Tex really is a nice dark Dark Olive. The tarp fabric changes its color depending on the light and view angle. It can look dusty...
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    You could have a look at shelbyoutdoor.com. I...

    You could have a look at shelbyoutdoor.com.

    I have about 750 cm dark olive Membrane silpoly left, that I ordered from RbtR back in 2015. I think it was sold as 1.03 oz fabric. I can't say anything...
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    I would take the wider hammock. 58" is too narrow...

    I would take the wider hammock. 58" is too narrow for my taste.
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    The 70D fabric Warbonnet used up to now was quite...

    The 70D fabric Warbonnet used up to now was quite lightweight and hence stretchier than heavier 70D fabrics. As single layer it's just about OK for me, but not comfortable enough to qualify as my...
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    When I get back pain, it's usually because the...

    When I get back pain, it's usually because the fabric has too much stretch. In all the years I have been using hammocks, I have only gotten back pain twice from hammocks that had too little stretch....
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    I got some Hexon Wide 1.7 70D fabric that Dutch...

    I got some Hexon Wide 1.7 70D fabric that Dutch only offered in cheap hammocks. It feels even softer, but has very little stretch. I think Dutch didn't offer it as a standard fabric because in order...
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    I'm only about 140 lbs, but I get back pain from...

    I'm only about 140 lbs, but I get back pain from stretchier fabrics. I could only ever sleep in one 40D fabric without getting back pain after 3-4 hours, but it still wasn't very comfortable for me....
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    I have sewn hammocks from both fabrics. They are...

    I have sewn hammocks from both fabrics. They are totally different. About the only thing that is similar is the weight of the yarn

    2.2oz HEX70 XL is much wider than Hexon 2.4.
    HEX70 has a...
  30. Thread: Linen?

    by hutzelbein
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    Have a look at the World War II US Navy Hammock...

    Have a look at the World War II US Navy Hammock and Clew Tutorial. Derek says:
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    Can't say anything about the fit, but I tried...

    Can't say anything about the fit, but I tried using a Klymit Insulated Static V Lite in the Ridgerunner and had to switch to a self-inflating pad in the middle of the night because I started...
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    The model is usually printed on the pack sack. I...

    The model is usually printed on the pack sack. I assume that you don't have that, because you probably would have seen it - but maybe your friend still has it?
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    I did cut the carrier fabric (inner shell) like a...

    I did cut the carrier fabric (inner shell) like a hammock, and sewed the Apex and the outer shell flat on it. On the head end, I used a channel to cinch it up and hang it under the hammock - after...
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    I have never heard that. Did Hennessy write about...

    I have never heard that. Did Hennessy write about it anywhere?

    I read the long DIY thread started by the Hammeck owner back in 2014, but I have never heard any commercial manufacturer doing...
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    "Asym" means that the net is cut like a...

    "Asym" means that the net is cut like a parallelogram to provide space for one lay direction (either head left / feet right or head right / feet left). The hammock body itself is just a rectangular...
  36. Thread: 40 Wooki

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    I use my Wookis on non-Warbonnet hammocks all the...

    I use my Wookis on non-Warbonnet hammocks all the time. They work perfectly. The magic of the Warbonnet hammocks is in the fairly long ridgeline and the design of the net / top cover. The hammock...
  37. My guess is that it's not a knock-off but a...

    My guess is that it's not a knock-off but a complete scam. They'll take your money and never ship anything. There have been fraudulent offers like this for a couple of other hammocks including the...
  38. If something seems too good to be true, it...

    If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That's way too cheap. Scam?
  39. You don't necessarily need to be able to tie a...

    You don't necessarily need to be able to tie a button knot to make a small Evo Loop. Just use a bead instead. Or a T-stopper.
  40. I have been using the Evo Grappler (Grapplers...

    I have been using the Evo Grappler (Grapplers Hitch but with the Evo knot and technique) as well for half a year now and like it a lot.
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    As I said, I sleep extremely cold. I have yet to...

    As I said, I sleep extremely cold. I have yet to meet anyone who sleeps as cold as me. My 0 Wooki plus overfill is for me what a 20 Wooki is for everybody else. I have been using it at temps from...
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    I rarely have to vent my Wookis. Granted, I do...

    I rarely have to vent my Wookis. Granted, I do sleep very cold, but I also have not heard that complaint from other Wooki users. If you don't sleep super hot, a 0 Wooki should not be too warm at...
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    I have an older HammockTent no-net hammock, and...

    I have an older HammockTent no-net hammock, and if the design of the layers of the current model hasn't changed, it needs a pad of exactly the right thickness. And even then there might remain air...
  44. Don't mix up American and European standards....

    Don't mix up American and European standards. 860FP down might not be sold in the US, but it is sold in Europe (e.g. here), because fillpower is measured differently (e.g. see here). I found this...
  45. Thread: Four Lines

    by hutzelbein
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    It's not necessary and would likely create more...

    It's not necessary and would likely create more problems than it solves. If I'm imagining your suspension correctly, the result would be closer to a hanging cot or a Tentsile than a hammock....
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    The continuous loops from Warbonnet come with a...

    The continuous loops from Warbonnet come with a piece of shrink wrap (at least it looks like it) on the joint. It doesn't take long for the shrink wrap to come loose and slide around on the loop. I...
  47. What I meant was contact him and ask if he would...

    What I meant was contact him and ask if he would make you a DCF tarp. As far as I know, the main difference between a tarp for a 90 hammock and a tarp for a GE hammock is the (ridgeline) length....
  48. You could ask Cross Hammock...

    You could ask Cross Hammock if he would make you one. He made several for his own use. However, the question is, if it would be cheaper than importing one from the larger manufacturers in the US.
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    This is the correct way to lie, with head and...

    This is the correct way to lie, with head and feet at the lowest points of the bug net:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200207/40057d3322f7a12c29b325c879f1a949.jpg

    Since you want a head left...
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    I would strongly advise you not to shorten or...

    I would strongly advise you not to shorten or lengthen the ridgeline on a Chameleon. You risk damaging the net and/or the zipper. The net was made for a certain ridgeline length. If you lengthen the...
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