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  1. Thread: Treeboats

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    Blasphemy! That How Stuff Works article says...

    Blasphemy! That How Stuff Works article says hammocks are uncomfortable and that portaledges are much better! They must not be doing it right.
  2. Thread: Treeboats

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    Thanks Shug!

    Thanks Shug!
  3. Thread: Treeboats

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    Treeboats

    I know there are/were a few people here who like to get really high up to hang their hammocks. I always wondered how they got in and out, but apparently there is such a thing as hammocks designed...
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    I can't find it online and I think maybe...

    I can't find it online and I think maybe Brookstone is shut down but they used to make a camping pillow-sized cooling pillow. It was very dense and pretty heavy as far as pillows go, but it was very...
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    https://www.wesspur.com/throw-line/zing-it-throw-l...

    https://www.wesspur.com/throw-line/zing-it-throw-line.html

    Found this in an old thread. Won't help this specific situation but 1000' of 1.75mm zing for $145 shipped could make a great deal for a...
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    Most people prefer head left/feet right, but...

    Most people prefer head left/feet right, but symmetrical is also an option. I agree with what FLTurtle said, you can get comfortable with/adjust to either. I started off head right/feet left but I...
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    This may well be the case. Down will pretty much...

    This may well be the case. Down will pretty much always beat synthetic insulation in warmth/weight ratio as long as it's dry. The compression sack is an addition thing, the Trail Winder comes with...
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    I would recommend Ripstop By The Roll for the...

    I would recommend Ripstop By The Roll for the 1.75 dyneema line but shipping charges might come into play there as far as economy goes if that's all you're getting from them. Are you settled on...
  9. Not an expert but I have about the same weight...

    Not an expert but I have about the same weight and height. Personally I like wide hammocks, but I didn't know that (or my lay direction) without trying others out. Had an eno doublenest and didn't...
  10. Same! Sometimes I've only got a fraction of a...

    Same! Sometimes I've only got a fraction of a second to brace myself.
  11. A deer ran into my tarp guyline but fortunately...

    A deer ran into my tarp guyline but fortunately it just pulled the stake up. I wasn't in the hammock at the time, though.
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    These look exactly like the tie-down rails I have...

    These look exactly like the tie-down rails I have in my truck, rings and all. They will be plenty strong enough for hanging from. The ones on my truck had a bit of play to them- if you shake the...
  13. What defines cheap is another discussion. An ENO...

    What defines cheap is another discussion. An ENO doublenest can cost $40-$70 and it's a cheap hammock. I wrote a longer post 4x but most of it is nit picky or has been already said.

    Most...
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    Would water off a treated tarp be safe to drink? ...

    Would water off a treated tarp be safe to drink? Long chain carbon molecules are nasty stuff.
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    I only use the finest silver plated wire, made...

    I only use the finest silver plated wire, made for jewelry, because it's what I had available and wasn't as expensive as it sounds. Floral wire would also work. Then I scrunch up the line over a...
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    The catch-all sack is great. I haven't had the...

    The catch-all sack is great. I haven't had the chance to load it in a pack yet but I was wondering how much it affects the volume vs stuffing the components into a liner bag separately. Seems to...
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    I was under the impression it was 1.3oz MTN from...

    I was under the impression it was 1.3oz MTN from Ripstop By the Roll. Black was the last color available before they sold out.

    Not to sound snarky, but if you'd asked Jared you'd have your answer...
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    It's also National Hot Dog Day.

    It's also National Hot Dog Day.
  19. Thread: Sap removal

    by bearito
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    Yep, you can dilute it with oils or dissolve it...

    Yep, you can dilute it with oils or dissolve it with things that strip oils, like rubbing alcohol or probably paint thinner. I just read you can remove rain-x from glass with water and vinegar, but...
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    I can't believe I'm at work right now. If I had...

    I can't believe I'm at work right now. If I had known I might have called out sick.
  21. Would the titanium split rings Dutch sells fit...

    Would the titanium split rings Dutch sells fit this role, or do you think the tarp would fail first in this case? Sometimes titanium is pretty bendy.
  22. Thread: Swingers

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    I used to like swinging but I can't get my wife...

    I used to like swinging but I can't get my wife into it. Just the thought of swinging makes her sick. I'm trying to get through to her wild side but she is sketched out by my usual swinging spot...
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    I use Fleaz on my ridgeline and they work great. ...

    I use Fleaz on my ridgeline and they work great. Any reason you chose to go the Fleaz route and not use fleastakes on the tieouts? I really like the primary colors, they must help with setup.
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    I haven't used one but I've heard bridge hammocks...

    I haven't used one but I've heard bridge hammocks can have more shoulder squeeze than gathered end hammocks?
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    I've had multiple shoulder surgeries and I would...

    I've had multiple shoulder surgeries and I would avoid that hammock for a while longer. It's easy to get in it but adjusting your position or getting out could be risky/painful.
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    It's so nice to be able to sprawl out. I slept...

    It's so nice to be able to sprawl out. I slept fairly well, but since the TW doesn't impede on my ability to lay in the slightest I've still got to adjust to keeping my head at a different angle. ...
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    I was worried when I saw the box because it was...

    I was worried when I saw the box because it was much smaller and lighter than I had expected. It was all there though, and everything looks very well made. I put it on my 11' 2.2oz hex70 XL (72"...
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    Does the width of the channel itself matter, or...

    Does the width of the channel itself matter, or is it just to provide enough space for three rows of stitching? I triple stitch and I'm left with a channel less than 1" when I make an 11' hammock...
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    I'm 5'9" but I got the 10' TW to give myself...

    I'm 5'9" but I got the 10' TW to give myself ample space if need be. It's a 20*, relegating my Flicker to backup UQ/fall TQ. My thought is I could use the down 20* Flicker over the TW, and use that...
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    Asymmetrical Trail Winder

    My much anticipated package arrives today. I'm getting a catch-all and a Trail Winder and some peak bags! I don't get how Jared can make all this gear overnight, but I REALLY don't get how he can...
  31. Thread: Hammock repair

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    How big is the hole, and where is it?

    How big is the hole, and where is it?
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    I had a CPAP with a modem I had to upload data to...

    I had a CPAP with a modem I had to upload data to the insurance company with but the modem broke, Sleepmed called me a liar (that I hadn't been using it). So I'd make appointments and upload via SD...
  33. The Darien saves weight by using half the zipper...

    The Darien saves weight by using half the zipper length.
  34. Thread: TARPS

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    I use a 12' hex tarp from SLD on my 11' hammock. ...

    I use a 12' hex tarp from SLD on my 11' hammock. I use whoopie slings so it doesn't really take up much more space (if any) than I would have to use anyway. I don't know what the weight difference...
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    Silnylon longevity

    I'm looking to buy a vast amount (roughly 500 yards) of fabric for a project I don't expect to complete for quite some time and was planning on purchasing it gradually, in installments. I know some...
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    As far as I can tell it's the Blue Ridge ACTIV...

    As far as I can tell it's the Blue Ridge ACTIV Packable Down Throw.

    https://www.costco.com/blue-ridge-activ-packable-down-throw%2c-2-pack.product.100506435.html
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    Is there a functional difference between wasps...

    Is there a functional difference between wasps and flyz? Looked like they did the same thing to me, and the flyz were lighter so I went that route.
  38. Thread: Busted bug net

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    Thank you. We were planning to use some MARA 70...

    Thank you. We were planning to use some MARA 70 polyester thread. I'm a bit worried this might happen again. At the time when the gathered bunch at the end of the hammock pushed through the end of...
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    I use 4' or 5' spider tree huggers and 6' 7/64ths...

    I use 4' or 5' spider tree huggers and 6' 7/64ths amsteel whoopies with Dutch whoopie hooks on them. The spiders curl/fold over on themselves a lot and it's kind of annoying, but the light weight is...
  40. Thread: Busted bug net

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    Hand sewing it is, thank you for your replies. ...

    Hand sewing it is, thank you for your replies. Is the consensus because hand sewing leaves a better end result?
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    Cutting ripstop/monolite accurately

    Noob here, I ordered 5 yards of fabric and forgot to specify I only wanted 4 continuous yards to make my hammock. I've looked into cutting ripstop with a soldering iron, and I'm wondering if I can...
  42. Thread: Busted bug net

    by bearito
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    Busted bug net

    So I discovered a hole in my Fronkey netting where the gathered end of my hammock pushed through, leaving about an 1.5"-2" hole. I'm not sure how exactly it happened or how to prevent it from...
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    Lineloc 3 slipping

    Recently I switched from 2.2mm to 1.75mm guylines on my tarp. I never had a problem with the linelocs slipping before, but I've heard it can be a problem. Has anyone experienced this, and what is...
  44. Thread: Crazy Idea

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    well for starters you would have to tie your...

    well for starters you would have to tie your suspension about 45 feet above the hammock.
  45. Probably less useful to you now but I found a...

    Probably less useful to you now but I found a great deal on amazon for an 11ft hammock with bottom entry net, cinch buckle suspension and an adjustable amsteel ridgeline. Comes with a double ended...
  46. I don't see why not.

    I don't see why not.
  47. That's a drag, I was going to get one. I've also...

    That's a drag, I was going to get one. I've also heard good things about the $40 Chill Gorilla hex tarp on amazon. You can wing a TQ to some extent. If you have a sleeping bag you're good in that...
  48. This has been the case for me. The Dyneema...

    This has been the case for me. The Dyneema webbing is much thinner than polyester, more like ribbon material. I just unbunch it the best I can to maximize surface area on the tree.
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    Is 1.3MTN comfortable? I've heard it's kind of...

    Is 1.3MTN comfortable? I've heard it's kind of slippery/plasticky. I'm wondering if it'll feel sticky in muggy weather? What about 1.1oz Monolite? I've seen one catastrophic failure on this site...
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    I use two Flickers from Feathered Friends. One...

    I use two Flickers from Feathered Friends. One 20 as UQ, and a 40 at TQ (and a big 0 if that's not enough). They're full length zippered hoodless bags with a drawstring-cinched footbox, and unzip...
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