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Old 06-02-2011, 07:00 PM   #631
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How are Dutch's tarp flyz better than 9's? They're kind of expensive for something I'll lose...

I've been using cheap plastic 9's from MSR. Work for me...
I thought that they'd be easy to lose, too, but since they kinda live on the line --- and don't move freely on it -- they seem pretty secure.

I have two sets. One set is on those lines in my picture above. The other set is split between being stored on a 50' piece of ZingIt (or LashIt -- whichever one is yeller ) and a piece of cord around my neck. (It makes a pretty cool necklace. ) I'd pretty much have to lose the pieces of string to lose the Tarp Flyz.

I'm currently using Figure 9s on my tieouts, BTW.

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:14 PM   #632
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in case somebody is looking for one, I listed one new hammock/tent in the flea market, brand new, got as a gift but I am more a tent guy.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:04 PM   #633
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Anybody else been hangin' lately?

I hung my WBBB Friday Night on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


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Old 06-21-2011, 08:30 PM   #634
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I think the regulars are hanging--but over in hammockforum....
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:31 PM   #635
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I haven't been hanging - work takes me on the road and the company is paying for the hotel. But I will be taking a family vay-k next month and will bring my Chrysallis to play with it at my buddy's house. He & his wife have a house on Lake Erie. Just need to find a pair of trees at the right distance and we'll do some test hangs.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #636
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I just took delivery of my wbbb (1.1 double) and I love it!...after just one backyard setup I can't understand why people buy tents...so much more comfy, cooler in the summer, easy to set up, and packable than a tent. I'm in!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:49 PM   #637
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What is the minimum separation of trees for a hammock? Is there much difference between brands?

Is it practical to have a hammock for two or better to have separate hammocks?
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:06 AM   #638
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What is the minimum separation of trees for a hammock? Is there much difference between brands?

Is it practical to have a hammock for two or better to have separate hammocks?
Some helpful links:
http://www.whoopieslings.com/
http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/
http://www.tothewoods.net/

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:59 AM   #639
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What is the minimum separation of trees for a hammock? Is there much difference between brands?

Is it practical to have a hammock for two or better to have separate hammocks?
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:10 PM   #640
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we went camping last weekend(not on the bike) and carried both of my boys out for the weekend. My boys are in LOVE with the hammocks.

I was given a WB Traveler for Fathers Day. I may put it up in the back yard this weekend and take a nap. :)
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:48 AM   #641
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we went camping last weekend(not on the bike) and carried both of my boys out for the weekend. My boys are in LOVE with the hammocks.

I was given a WB Traveler for Fathers Day. I may put it up in the back yard this weekend and take a nap. :)
Lee, I just made a deal for a Traveler over on HF. This gear whoredom is really gettin' out of hand.

I'm really looking forward to giving the Traveler a try.

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Old 06-25-2011, 06:16 AM   #642
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So you crawl into this hammockie thing as a catepillar and come out as a butterfly? Seriously, I never knew this was an option to sleeping miserably on the ground, which leaves me paralyzed. Thanks for opening my eyes.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:19 AM   #643
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I just made a deal for inmate Bouldergeek's Hennessy Expedition - I can't wait until it gets here and I can try it out!
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:25 AM   #644
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I may put it up in the back yard this weekend and take a nap. :)
Do it!

Its a great way to check out your kit.

Mom passed away back in Feb, I've since moved back in to care for dad who has Parkinson's. Every Friday and Saturday night I camp out in his back yard.

Woke up Sunday morning with 3.5 inches of water in the rain gage. Stayed completely dry, but didn't sleep much with all the noise, even with ear plugs. All night I'm laying there counting the seconds between the lighting observed though my closed eyelids and the rolling thunder.

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Old 06-27-2011, 04:57 AM   #645
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OK, I got my WBBB 1.7 but needed some carabiners to hang it. I went to the climbing store on Sunday and the part time kid didn't have a clue as to what ratings were. I ended up with this



with this information

Weight: 49 g
Material: hot-forged aluminum 7000
Color: gray frame, orange gate
Breaking strength:
- major axis: 23 kN
- open gate: 9.5 kN
- cross-loaded: 10 kN
Gate opening: 20 mm
CE EN 12275 type B / UIAA
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So being a n00b when it comes to hammocks my question is will this work for my tree straps and hold my 250lb fat ass?

Thanks for the help.......................and laughing ....uncontrollably
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