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    And also: I can use all sorts of things that...

    And also: I can use all sorts of things that never really worked all that well- if at all- for a tree based hammock hang. Like trees that are definitely too small to hang a hammock from. And shrubs...
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    (Emphasis with bold mine): So many folks...

    (Emphasis with bold mine):

    So many folks struggle with cold feet when hammock hanging in cold weather. I have been fortunate to never have that particular problem that I can recall. I have been...
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    Speaking of blood flow: did I(or anyone) mention...

    Speaking of blood flow: did I(or anyone) mention maximizing head warmth? When most of us moved to 20ºF(or whatever) rated quilts from 20F rated mummy bags, both of identical rated thickness, we gave...
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    CM, I have been wondering: could it be that,...

    CM, I have been wondering: could it be that, whatever breathability WPB clothing actually has is greatly reduced if the temp differential from skin to outside layer is messed up? Normally, the layer...
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    Thanks for reminding me of that trick,...

    Thanks for reminding me of that trick, HillbillyHanger! I can't remember who I got that idea from, maybe Shug? Not sure, 13 or 14 years ago! But that worked very well indeed for me on my first trip...
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    HA! I do think so, unless you are also going to...

    HA! I do think so, unless you are also going to cook meth while you are out! ;) But, the price seems right. For a full suit with hood? OTOH, are they disposable? Which I guess means very fragile and...
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    Other than clothing, which is what I most...

    Other than clothing, which is what I most commonly do to add top insulation? The old bombproof, works every time(for me) vapor barrier clothing. But, actually seems to add over 20ºF for me, so might...
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    If you have some suspension- as opposed to just...

    If you have some suspension- as opposed to just hanging from the hammocks continuous loops- and your head contacts the stand- you can also lengthen the head end suspension a few inches while...
  9. Sounds like a great trip! I used to love...

    Sounds like a great trip! I used to love hiking/camping in those those Uintas! But I have not(yet) ever hung a hammock there. But, to make up for that, I have hung one in the nearby Wind Rivers more...
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    Good news indeed!

    Good news indeed!
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    Sorry, I don't know, but maybe someone else will.

    Sorry, I don't know, but maybe someone else will.
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    I do! That is the main thing I like about the...

    I do! That is the main thing I like about the Amok better than the HT.
  13. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    HA! Well then my theory of, unless there is a...

    HA! Well then my theory of, unless there is a really good reason not to, always using the tree for the foot end anchor for all tensa varieties, should work for you! Makes it easy to stare at tree...
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    Yep, that is what I was trying to say. Using the...

    Yep, that is what I was trying to say. Using the tree as the foot end anchor in all 3 cases. I think we agree. Boom or orange stakes for head end only if something else (like tree, roots, shrubs) not...
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    Random thought/question for all Tensa anchoring:...

    Random thought/question for all Tensa anchoring: If one good tree or any good anchor is available, should that(i.e. the tree) always be for the foot end? Because all we really need for the head end...
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    Very nice! I love my HammockTent ( HT, but they...

    Very nice! I love my HammockTent ( HT, but they are no longer making them). And I can see what you mean about the dyneema strings being too complicated for a home made version.

    Does your design...
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    I have the old(original) WBRR. It has no sort of...

    I have the old(original) WBRR. It has no sort of RL. I'd have to look, but I don't think there is any sort of hole in the net where a RL could be passed thru, I think the shock cord is just...
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    MM, Sorry, I did not see this post of yours...

    MM, Sorry, I did not see this post of yours before responding. I see you are getting things worked out.

    I have long felt that, on GE hammocks at least, that a partial length UQ was easier to get...
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    This does not 100% apply to you, since this UQ is...

    This does not 100% apply to you, since this UQ is not quite full length(but almost for a lot of folks). But, it might still contain some very useful info from the manufacturer of your quilt. Pay...
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    Thanks for the answer, Cougarmeat! Even if you,...

    Thanks for the answer, Cougarmeat! Even if you, like myself, are not an engineer. But you seem to be thinking along the same lines as me: a longer boom would provide more leverage, which should be...
  21. Sounds like a plan: change things up! I also have...

    Sounds like a plan: change things up! I also have both stands in a DIY, plus a recent splurge with the commercial version. Mainly bought that for compact size, low weight and air travel.Also, it is...
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    Re: Q1 in my previous post, go to page 7, where...

    Re: Q1 in my previous post, go to page 7, where it looks to me like the cordage is connected to the stake where it goes into the ground AND the is wrapped around the boom stake closer to the hammock:...
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    Thank you, that might be an advantageous way to...

    Thank you, that might be an advantageous way to go. I will have to try it.

    I have 2 questions:
    Q1: in the picture, #4024, of the triangle of cordage going to each stake lt and rt, it appears to...
  24. You are welcome! I Hope you enjoy yours as much...

    You are welcome! I Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine! Light and compact enough for me take it on a plane. If I had not had it, I would have been like every one else at that camp site: not...
  25. Until Tensa folks answer: my understanding is...

    Until Tensa folks answer: my understanding is that it does not matter. Although, I think I always put the wider ones at the bottom, but I don't think it matters.
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    Admittedly, 90% or maybe even 99% of my so called...

    Admittedly, 90% or maybe even 99% of my so called UQP use has been the sil-nylon under cover of the old HH Super Shelter. I never had any wind at all get up under that and with the small HH asym tarp...
  27. Looks great!

    Looks great!
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    Ditto, and also: Pros: 1: Allows the use of a...

    Ditto, and also:
    Pros:
    1: Allows the use of a smaller, lighter, less voluminous and less expensive tarp WHILE STILL providing as much UQ protection as the larger tarp, and without being concerned...
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    I never got around to getting the sleeves. But...

    I never got around to getting the sleeves. But the hood was a game changer for my use of TQs. I used to have a lot of issues with drafts developing around the shoulders. Plus, I was trying to use 20F...
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    I used to use a lot of sag. And more diagonal....

    I used to use a lot of sag. And more diagonal. More sag helped with any shoulder squeeze. But, if I was going to have a bad problem, it was going to be calf ridge. At some point, I noticed that my GE...
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    Please do! I bet the primary is the key! Looking...

    Please do! I bet the primary is the key! Looking forward to hearing about your warm back! ;)
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    It looks maybe a bit too loose to me. ...

    It looks maybe a bit too loose to me.





    Follow Shug's directions.

    "using my new 20 deg (short) Incubator. Got down to only about 3C (37F) and woke up with cold back, reaching between...
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    I did not know him, but I can tell from your post...

    I did not know him, but I can tell from your post that I would have been blessed to have known him. RIP, Mark!
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    A structural, low stretch RL will take care of...

    A structural, low stretch RL will take care of being able to consistently have the "correct" sag i.e. the correct distance between hammock foot end and head end. Correct either being the distance the...
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    Ditto on the SPE. In my case, the old original...

    Ditto on the SPE. In my case, the old original Speer SPE ( Ed Speer and Youngblood were impressive designers, PeaPods and Snugfits and SPEs and of course, hammocks!) Using only a 20" wide pad, and...
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    Well Hello, Cali! Some of us are still here!

    Well Hello, Cali! Some of us are still here!
  37. Magnificent! Again! Rhody Seth, I really enjoy...

    Magnificent! Again! Rhody Seth, I really enjoy your videos! A good time, best of all with good friends!
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    Got it! Thanks!

    Got it! Thanks!
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    So, is that ONE piece of shockcord with a mitten...

    So, is that ONE piece of shockcord with a mitten hook on each end? (Looks like it) And I suppose it passes thru a tarp or RL loop, but is it attached at that point in any way?

    When the tarp is...
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    That picture really shows the system well! I've...

    That picture really shows the system well! I've got some questions about the shock cord and biners, but I will go back and read the OP and view the videos first and see if can find the answer.
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    ........................But now I recommend going to watch Shug's video of his latest minus 31F outing. Please take notice of when he pops out of his quilts and starts making his Medaglia D'oro from...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Ha Ha! Thanks for the kind words, WV, and extra...

    Ha Ha! Thanks for the kind words, WV, and extra meaningful/appreciated coming from you! I guess monkeys are a different branch, but they do have their positive points, so maybe I do as...
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    "So I fear that I still have much deeper to fall ...

    "So I fear that I still have much deeper to fall into this dark obsession before my friends and family pull me into an intervention session."
    HA!
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    A zig zag approach! Nice!

    A zig zag approach! Nice!
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    OK, heads up: here comes Mr. Weirdo. For some...

    OK, heads up: here comes Mr. Weirdo. For some reason I always end up doing many things so differently than most other folks, and it works for me. So take anything I say with a large grain of salt.
    ...
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    YEP!...................

    YEP!...................
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    This picture shows it better:...

    This picture shows it better:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/9/img_1436_thumb.jpg
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    Yep, truth be told, 90% of the time I tie it "not...

    Yep, truth be told, 90% of the time I tie it "not around both straps" as well. Just the one strap. Sometimes when I remember I go around both straps. Not that the single strap has ever failed me, but...
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    As lazy as I am these days, it might take me a...

    As lazy as I am these days, it might take me a while. This looks to me like it might be superior to my snake skins for fast deployment, as well as obviously saving the weight, bulk and expense(for...
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