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    I like to get my mix pretty thin. Thick stuff...

    I like to get my mix pretty thin. Thick stuff takes too long to dry and makes sticky clumps. Foam brush to throw away. Stir the mineral spirits for a long time.

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    To me, all this boils down to the lesser of two...

    To me, all this boils down to the lesser of two evils..... Picardin vs West Nile, Permithrin vs Lyme disease, etc.
    Perhaps another alternative is to stay home on the couch with TV remote on your lap...
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    Clisbyclark summed it up perfectly. Go to our...

    Clisbyclark summed it up perfectly. Go to our forum cottage vendors for everything because you can actually talk to them about your specific needs. Even beefed up suspension systems.
    There are a...
  4. If a loop has the proper bury lengths, tails...

    If a loop has the proper bury lengths, tails don't come out under tesion. They slide out when the rope is relaxed. A few lock stitches is my preferred method to prevent this.
    But, tension the bury...
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    Added to my calendar too!

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    Go with Zing-it or Lash-it, essentially the same,...

    Go with Zing-it or Lash-it, essentially the same, as it will not stretch. Paracord and the like is nylon and will leave your tarp limp.

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    Don't give up completely. Lots of folks have...

    Don't give up completely. Lots of folks have Monolite hammocks, but how many pictures of failure have been posted?
    Consider using any ultralight hammock at home or an overnight with easy bailout....
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    Definitely don't use only shock cord. Either all...

    Definitely don't use only shock cord. Either all line or line with a loop of shock cord.
    The shock cord is particularly useful with silnylon tarps because they expand and GE limp when wet from rain...
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    First off, here's a recent thread of similar...

    First off, here's a recent thread of similar discussions you may be interested in.

    MTN 1.7 is definitely stiffer and my favorite hammock material for my 190 pounds.

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    Congrats to Gary on his retirement (I highly...

    Congrats to Gary on his retirement (I highly recommend it) and to Dutch for carrying forth on a really iconic hammock line here in the USA!

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  11. I would never turn the tails back for fear of...

    I would never turn the tails back for fear of placing all the load on a near zero radius turn. A bad thing with any rope. Buries won't slip if one simply puts a few loose stitches into the bury.
    ...
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    Really nice work, Shug! [emoji106] Sent from...

    Really nice work, Shug! [emoji106]

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    A man of MANY talents! Shug the artist! Sent...

    A man of MANY talents! Shug the artist!

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    Now there's a nugget of hammock history right...

    Now there's a nugget of hammock history right there! [emoji106][emoji7]

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  15. Thread: Baffle height

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    The baffle area is a small percentage of the...

    The baffle area is a small percentage of the total. The average loft is a good measurement to use for ratings. That's what your body feels.

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  16. Thread: Baffle height

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    Many years ago, before hammock camping was a...

    Many years ago, before hammock camping was a thing, I used Western Mountaineering thicknesses. They were about the most respected (honest) sleeping bag manufacturer. This has served me well making my...
  17. Big, huge congrats to Ali! [emoji106][emoji310] ...

    Big, huge congrats to Ali! [emoji106][emoji310]

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  18. I check weather forecast from 3 different...

    I check weather forecast from 3 different sources, then take the lowest and subtract 10. I have 3 quilt sets ranging from summer weight to a solid zero. I pack the next lowest set, based on my...
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    No difference really. DCF tarps, 1015 denier...

    No difference really. DCF tarps, 1015 denier fabrics for quilts at highest fill power available. Under quilts of 3/4 length with sit pad under your feet. Dynaglide suspension and Kelvar tree straps,...
  20. Considering the amount of snow I'm shoveling this...

    Considering the amount of snow I'm shoveling this morning in the Whites, Spring seems a long way off! LOL

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  21. I'm in! Missed last year but remember the...

    I'm in! Missed last year but remember the beautiful surrounding seaside areas to explore from 2018. Looking forward to joining in around the campfire!

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  22. I'm in for Site 69, same as last year! Sent...

    I'm in for Site 69, same as last year!

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    I have the 1.7 MTN and several 1.4 - 1.6 weight...

    I have the 1.7 MTN and several 1.4 - 1.6 weight fabrics from various venders and find the MTN 1.7 to have very little stretch by comparison, which is exactly what I was looking for. Best hammock so...
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    I'm certain that will be your favorite stuff sack...

    I'm certain that will be your favorite stuff sack and packing it will always invoke a good memory!

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    A 40" wide, 3/4 length under quilt works fine for...

    A 40" wide, 3/4 length under quilt works fine for me at 6'-1" & a bit under 200#.

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    I like the fixed loop near the hammock. That puts...

    I like the fixed loop near the hammock. That puts the adjustment where I can reach it from the shelter of the tarp. But it works either way.
    WYOW... Whoop your own whoopie. [emoji1]

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  27. Have fun out there folks. Hope the weather stays...

    Have fun out there folks. Hope the weather stays cool & dry. I was hoping to join but have been ailing a bit lately. Catch you next time!

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    I've been using the same Dutch Kelvar straps for...

    I've been using the same Dutch Kelvar straps for over 50 nights. I do not baby them.
    I wrap them around the tree, through the sewn loop in one end and Marlin spike hitch to Dynaglide Whoopie slings....
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    Congratulations from a fellow cheap Brother user....

    Congratulations from a fellow cheap Brother user. I keep telling myself that I should upgrade. But it has produced lots of usable gear.

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    I like the sound of the "anti-freeze" idea, LOL....

    I like the sound of the "anti-freeze" idea, LOL. And it might just work! [emoji3]

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  31. Can't wait! Last year was fantastic. We finally...

    Can't wait! Last year was fantastic. We finally moved in August into the house in the Whites that we were building. This time I hope to be joined by my 9 year old grandson who will be spending...
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    I use a sit pad & think that is the most popular...

    I use a sit pad & think that is the most popular option. When it's warmer, I don't use anything but warm socks.

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    Sticky: Knotty, it's great to hear that you are still...

    Knotty, it's great to hear that you are still hanging around! [emoji6]

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    After freezing, the filter material likely...

    After freezing, the filter material likely cracks. These fissures allow whatever through. For me, the reasonable price of the filter is worth avoiding the aftermath of drinking bad water.

    Sent...
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    I have a very thin nylon sock. It maybe gives a...

    I have a very thin nylon sock. It maybe gives a few degrees bump, but I use it to block wind. That's when it earns its keep.

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    I use 25% and that seems be right in reality.

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    There are YouTube videos by woodswalker (I think)...

    There are YouTube videos by woodswalker (I think) showing hammock in a tents, some even with stoves. The guy had it down pat.

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  38. Thread: WOWZERS!!!!

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    I'm not surprised. I own a few UGQ items,...

    I'm not surprised. I own a few UGQ items, including an awesome 0 Bandit top quilt. Both the materials and workmanship is perfection!

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    Beautiful job! Sent from my Pixel 2 using...

    Beautiful job!

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    As mentioned above, it has been done. It is...

    As mentioned above, it has been done. It is tricky because the hammock stretches when you get in but you don't want the UQ to stretch until it flattens the insulation. Also, it becomes a one...
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    I say, go with doors. 90% of the time I leave...

    I say, go with doors. 90% of the time I leave them tied back, BUT when you need them they are there.

    Also, a tarp with doors can be shorter than one without. So the weight difference isn't quite...
  42. I suspect the 10D is ripstop, whereas the taffeta...

    I suspect the 10D is ripstop, whereas the taffeta is smooth.

    Edit: Oops, Mike beat me to it!

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    Full sewn with the fully insulated end piece. For...

    Full sewn with the fully insulated end piece. For these low temperatures, I didn't want any weak spot.

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    I have the zero degree Bandit and love it. Used...

    I have the zero degree Bandit and love it. Used 800FP as I couldn't justify the price difference for 1.5 oz.
    I did get 1 oz. overfill in the footbox and 3 oz. in the torso. If doing it over again, I...
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    I just love it when simple and elegant meet up!...

    I just love it when simple and elegant meet up! Good one, cmoulder!

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  46. Adding more down, no matter the fill power, will...

    Adding more down, no matter the fill power, will make the quilt warmer. It will also make it stuff larger and it will not drape as nicely.

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    Functional is the important part. Great job! ...

    Functional is the important part. Great job!

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  48. I saw Dutch's prototype of this tarp a month ago...

    I saw Dutch's prototype of this tarp a month ago at a Massachusetts hang and it is awesome!

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    Have fun folks. We're expecting our first snow in...

    Have fun folks. We're expecting our first snow in the valleys this weekend here in New Hampshire [emoji3587][emoji3587][emoji3587]

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    1. I wear clothing in the hammock, so no Liner...

    1. I wear clothing in the hammock, so no Liner material is needed.

    2. I'm also a restless side sleeper, but have no problem with a top quilt. I do need to tuck in the sides once I roll over.
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