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    Our latest hang in the Colorado river area of...

    Our latest hang in the Colorado river area of Arizona.
    We pitched the tarps like lean-tos for privacy and wind block. I'm using UCRs for pole lines and she has cam lock straps from the vehicle kit....
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    Also fan, I've been using his Beckett hitch CLs...

    Also fan, I've been using his Beckett hitch CLs for a couple years on my hammock, learned to splice all my shackles, dogbones, and UCRs from him, and my mom's first hammock was one of his netted...
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    I carry a Tensa Solo now a days on my bikepacking...

    I carry a Tensa Solo now a days on my bikepacking trips.
    Like others have said, finding one thing to tie to isn't usually that hard and I'm mostly bikepacking the SW desert. I've actually had more...
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    Nanok, was wondering where you were, hadn't heard...

    Nanok, was wondering where you were, hadn't heard from you in ages and was close to checking in to see if you were ok.
    Nice to hear your opinions again. [emoji1360][emoji16]

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    I picked mine up years ago from a military...

    I picked mine up years ago from a military surplus store. They also get sold as camo-net spreader poles. I've had both aluminum and fiberglass ones over the years.

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    W/ our short desert trees we hang too close to...

    W/ our short desert trees we hang too close to the ground for a spreader bar to work. And I never really liked the carnival ride effect when someone got in or out of their hammock.
    At least the...
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    I'll tell you what, a tarp is no protection...

    I'll tell you what, a tarp is no protection against hail when you're holding it down and it's right against you on both sides. We may have avoided being totally beat to death but could definitely...
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    On my interior pole mod set up I went w/ a second...

    On my interior pole mod set up I went w/ a second "ridgeline". Just a line that I tied from the ridgeline tie-out point on the tarp to the one on the other end. Just a simple line that is a little...
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    Thanks. I wouldn't recommend it. [emoji1] Yeah,...

    Thanks.
    I wouldn't recommend it. [emoji1] Yeah, temps dropped like 15-20.

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    I have one of the original Clark Vertex (before...

    I have one of the original Clark Vertex (before Dutch took them over) and would be willing to sell for about half what they cost now.
    I have two many things cluttering up my tiny space. [emoji16]
    ...
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    To Hail and Back

    I don't usually write "trip reports" since my life seems to be one adventure after another and I'm usually more focused on the current one than what has already happened. But @OneClick 's recent...
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    [QUOTE=TominMN;2082660] Thanks, I am aware of...

    Thanks, I am aware of that but it would keep me using the pieces that came on the tarp (I'll have to look and see if I can find the name for them). I'd rather upgrade to Beasty D's and then I would...
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    If you're using the chameleon netless you could...

    If you're using the chameleon netless you could try an adjustable ridgeline. That would let you play w/ the sag amount w/o having to spend a lot of coin.

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    I've done both the exterior and interior pole...

    I've done both the exterior and interior pole mods w/ that tarp.
    For the exterior mod like you're doing I used 5, 13" long, .344" tent poles. 4 of those had inserts so that they would slide...
  15. Had three "Willie Cash" come up, which one are...

    Had three "Willie Cash" come up, which one are you?

    Found it. No space between Willie & Cash.

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  16. Ok, we're in. I'll get you funds via PP before...

    Ok, we're in. I'll get you funds via PP before the day is over.

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  17. I don't have any trouble w/ either location tree...

    I don't have any trouble w/ either location tree wise (I pack "one pole" stands so that the two of us can use one tree, or no trees if needed), but the cost per night may keep us from going to the...
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    I don't see any reason for the Solo itself to...

    I don't see any reason for the Solo itself to suffer, the stakes (whichever ones you choose to use) are more important in my opinion. The pole just gives you something to hang from, the stakes are...
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    Well then you're going to need a Thermo-drop to...

    Well then you're going to need a Thermo-drop to know what that temperature is. [emoji38] It doesn't end.

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  20. Thread: Cold snap

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    I did (I see that I need to take that "&" out of...

    I did (I see that I need to take that "&" out of it), and I also see that I misinterpreted the # sign and thought he was saying that he had a 3, . . . which in reality isn't that big. Think I need...
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    I've looked at those tarps also DD's. What does...

    I've looked at those tarps also DD's. What does that 33 weight in at?

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  22. Thread: Cold snap

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    Definitely not! We cooked all summer. Currently...

    Definitely not! We cooked all summer.
    Currently parked-up in Southern 'Zona.

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    Whichever way works for the current setup. I do...

    Whichever way works for the current setup. I do spend a lot more time sleeping feet left but that's because of how my nightly hammock is hung.

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  24. Thread: Cold snap

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    68 here while I drink mine. For what the temps...

    68 here while I drink mine. For what the temps have been this year that's cold. Hoping to get a two day bikepacking trip in next month before I have to consider taking my 20 UQ. It sure takes up a...
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    Your tarp looks massive, what is it? "Sent w/o...

    Your tarp looks massive, what is it?

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    I use a Tensa Solo if they let me use trees and...

    I use a Tensa Solo if they let me use trees and there are "NOT" good second trees, or a version of a pole stand.
    If they won't let me use trees at all then a stand is your option.
    I do a version...
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    I have the 20 Trail Winder as my winter UQ. I...

    I have the 20 Trail Winder as my winter UQ. I spend my winter in similar temps (most lows in the 30's, but can get down to the 20's) and found I'm one that likes that 10 buffer.

    I've used...
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    I find I need to adjust the placement of the tarp...

    I find I need to adjust the placement of the tarp almost every time. No two hangs I do are the same. Sometimes I'm wrapping the non-adjustable end of my ridgeline around a 5" tree, and sometimes it's...
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    So, I was working heading up a major Transpo gig...

    So, I was working heading up a major Transpo gig (one of the things I do) and in the process killed two phones. That means I lost the exact count of how many nights I've been outside in a hammock...
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    Was offline kayak camping for a couple days, ...

    Was offline kayak camping for a couple days,
    Yes, we basically cuddle in two different hammocks. But that only works if you're both heads in and feet out. If you're both in the same diagonal one of...
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    Guess that depends on how you sleep together in...

    Guess that depends on how you sleep together in other situations. We have no trouble being right against the other.
    Our only real issue is that she's a big time (like always) bug net user, I only...
  32. My 77 year old mom finally got into hammock...

    My 77 year old mom finally got into hammock camping. She can't get up off the ground once she's there so she was missing out on the river camping trips her kayak group was doing.
    Not any more!

    ...
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    We do this fairly often and it varies hang to...

    We do this fairly often and it varies hang to hang. We don't use spreader bars, tried that and didn't like it at all.
    Sometimes we use three trees (or two trees and a pole. By now it should be...
  34. **** dude, that's where we cross over from...

    **** dude, that's where we cross over from planned adventure to unplanned ADVENTURE!

    We had a day similar to that the last time we paddled some coastal part of Florida. Cold, major headwinds,...
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    If we're going to talk about "the process" of...

    If we're going to talk about "the process" of packing, or "everything goes in it's place ", being that I have a very "tiny home" my whole life is that way.
    Everything that comes out of it's place...
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    We call that doing an "idiot check". `cause we'd...

    We call that doing an "idiot check". `cause we'd feel like an idiot if we'd left "that" there. [emoji6]
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    Thanks! That looks like what I was hoping for. ...

    Thanks! That looks like what I was hoping for.
    Excellent intell!
  38. Thread: SLD Catch All

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    We have a couple that he made us in a waterproof...

    We have a couple that he made us in a waterproof material. I don't use them for packing my hammock and quilts, instead they are used when we have a base camp that we take day trips from. That way I...
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    I've looked at that site before and liked how...

    I've looked at that site before and liked how they talked about the ones they sell, nice to know that you're happy w/ not only their hammocks but that particular one as well. It is the one I thought...
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    Mayan Hammocks Online?

    All you hangers that didn't go down south to get your Mayan hammocks, where did you get them and do you like the quality?

    With 80+ night time temps I'm sleeping outdoors in my Mayan that a...
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    Lol, yes it is . . . very dry. Of course we are...

    Lol, yes it is . . . very dry. Of course we are about to start the monsoon here so it will soon be "humid" here and everyone will be complaining about the 30% humidity. [emoji23]
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    Just saw this, I did not.

    Just saw this, I did not.
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    Nice! And a bridge hammock at that.

    Nice! And a bridge hammock at that.
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    I'm probably one of the few people that shed my...

    I'm probably one of the few people that shed my UQs for part of the year. As of now I've been UQless for about three weeks. Of course my current location is southern Arizona and we've already had it...
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    Just to add some info here, I hung my Mayan up...

    Just to add some info here,
    I hung my Mayan up since we're getting hit w/ a major heatwave and I wanted the breezy coolness. While it was up I took some measurements.

    Mine is not even the...
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    Very cool! But I do have to ask, why so far...

    Very cool!
    But I do have to ask, why so far from the tree and the bike? Don't you get a lot of drop when you get in the hammock w/ that much distance?
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    That's funny, the first winter I spent in Costa...

    That's funny, the first winter I spent in Costa Rica/Panama the lady I was traveling w/ had something like that. She had cut holes in the ends and sewn in a cone of netting so that it fit the...
  48. Best is a personal thing based on too many...

    Best is a personal thing based on too many factors. It's not the best for someone that wants a light weight setup w/o any metal in their hammock assembly, but it is the simplest if you're just car...
  49. I'm not clear on what you're having difficulty...

    I'm not clear on what you're having difficulty w/. The huggers should have a loop at each end and the daisy chain strap should have at least a loop at one end.
    Just attach the loops together so...
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    Why?

    Why?
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