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    Mac - I have been AWOL around here for a while...

    Mac - I have been AWOL around here for a while but saw your post and would second the Jones Gap suggestion.

    Although in a campground another option would be Devil's Fork SP on Lake Jocassee. ...
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    Ditto on Nicholson Ford Rd. I have crossed those...

    Ditto on Nicholson Ford Rd. I have crossed those streams in a honda accord before... I love the CRT you will have a great time.
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    Me too! I sometimes use this same method but...

    Me too!

    I sometimes use this same method but instead of a soldering iron i use a hot knife. Same idea just has an exacto type blade in the end instead of the soldering tip. Seeing CW's results I...
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    Count me in for sure! Looking forward to meeting...

    Count me in for sure! Looking forward to meeting a few more of the HF Carolinas crowd! I love that area on the Chattooga and have camped there 1-2 times every year for the last umpteen years or...
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    I would love to do a group hake / hang this fall...

    I would love to do a group hake / hang this fall on the Chattooga - say Big Bend Falls?
  6. Hootch - I hope all is well and he heals up fast....

    Hootch - I hope all is well and he heals up fast.

    On a related note - after taking a 4 day trip to Mt. Rogers last week and then leaving for Seattle on Business monday am I am afraid that my wife...
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    There is a difference between a gathered end and...

    There is a difference between a gathered end and a channel end hammock. The gathered end hammock is how WBBB's are finished and the gather creates a ball of fabric at the ends that the suspension is...
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    I second Gringo's comments - the OnRope1 cinch...

    I second Gringo's comments - the OnRope1 cinch buckle is fantastic. I wish Paul would stock these and resell so you could buy the buckles along with the other DIY supplies and not require a separate...
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    Dri Ducks Ponch Mod

    So I think a poncho is one of the best rain gears for backpacking, the only problem is when you drape the back of the poncho over your pack it causes the rear edge to ride up and leaves you and your...
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    Mike - I may see you up there. I am doing a...

    Mike - I may see you up there. I am doing a group hike w/ 4 dads and 4 sons that weekend. We are starting at Massie Gap and looping around the backside of Mt Rogers on the Mt Rogers trail down to...
  11. Chicky - Great work! Tarps are big and...

    Chicky - Great work! Tarps are big and cumbersome gear to run through the thread injector and the quality of your work shows the time and care you took in the construction. That tarp will serve you...
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    Not to squash your plans - I admire anyone that...

    Not to squash your plans - I admire anyone that wants to hang out a shingle and do their own business, but I second what others have said:

    Be sure your design is original and not copied or even...
  13. Wow - that was quick! 4x4 sold to Dale & 4x2...

    Wow - that was quick! 4x4 sold to Dale & 4x2 sold to Readr pending funds...

    Thanks
  14. SOLD: Speer SPE Segmented Pad Extender - 2 Available

    So here is your chance to own a great peice of hammock gear that is not made anymore. The Speer SPE is a pad sleeve that is designed to hold a standard 20" wide pad (CCF or Inflatable or both) in...
  15. John's Rock last year was great and I have been...

    John's Rock last year was great and I have been hoping the hang would re-appear again. I am going to have to juggle a few things on the calendar but last year was too fun to miss so count me as a...
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    I came for the hammock camping related knowledge...

    I came for the hammock camping related knowledge and advise and stumbled blindly into diy as a result. For me there is a great sense of pride knowing I am using gear I made to my own specs, etc... ...
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    The area along the Chattooga is open for camping....

    The area along the Chattooga is open for camping. It is a designated national wild & scenic river and one of my very favorite places to hike & camp. Enjoy!
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    Does this come with the US Topo Trail map DVD or...

    Does this come with the US Topo Trail map DVD or just the original pre-loaded highways etc...?
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    Sold to Millergear pending funds... Thanks!

    Sold to Millergear pending funds...

    Thanks!
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    SOLD: ThermaRest Prolite 4 Full Length

    I bought this a few years ago right before I switched to hammock camping. Now that I am in a hammock w/ an underquilt I just don't use it anymore. I store this unrolled in a closet w/ the valve...
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    Bump for final price drop...

    Bump for final price drop...
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    ISO big footed hiker in need of great boots!

    ISO big footed hiker in need of great boots!
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    Bump for price drop.

    Bump for price drop.
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    Starlite is sold pending funds to dblhmmck. ...

    Starlite is sold pending funds to dblhmmck. Enjoy!
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    Backpacks & Boots

    I have the following items offered for sale. Prices include shipping to the lower US 48 States. Payment by PayPal.

    Gregory Lassen Backpack: Great condition, used but well cared for and little...
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    +1 on the HH Scout as a good youth hammock...

    +1 on the HH Scout as a good youth hammock option. You can find them here used for $70 - $90 sometimes...
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    On a linear tear where you are not missing fabric...

    On a linear tear where you are not missing fabric I just pin the edges together w/ minimal overlap and then bind them together with a wide zigzag stitch using a very short stitch length. It will...
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    I just switch the suspension on my Son's HH Scout...

    I just switch the suspension on my Son's HH Scout to straps and cinch buckles. Here's a link that shows some details on what I did:
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    Too Funny! I would normally tell you to "stick...

    Too Funny! I would normally tell you to "stick with it" but now that I see you have Dutch Glue handy that is obviously redundant... Thanks for sharing!
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    I LOVE mine! Size 13 going on 8 years, worn but...

    I LOVE mine! Size 13 going on 8 years, worn but oh so comfortable. Someone should snatch up this is a great deal on a great pair of boots.
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    I only removed a small amount of width with the...

    I only removed a small amount of width with the zipper removal you could easily do that though. On your down bag just shake the bag to get as much of the down to migrate away from the edge you plan...
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    IMO - by definition "Pay It Forward" means you...

    IMO - by definition "Pay It Forward" means you get something of value and pay that value forward to someone else. When I see someone take a nice item on the other PIF thread and then post as their...
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    I agree - there were a few times when I saw...

    I agree - there were a few times when I saw individuals claiming two seperate PIF items in a row.

    For those that want a free for all / make your own rules thread the other PIF is still in effect...
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    I like the new rules - but then I am a donating...

    I like the new rules - but then I am a donating member... Just adds another reason why some might want to donate to HF. If you're not a donating member what is the harm in a little encouragement to...
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    They are yours - please PM me your address and I...

    They are yours - please PM me your address and I will mail them tomorrow.
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    1. The item offered below is free. I will pay...

    1. The item offered below is free. I will pay shipping within Cont. USA unless arrangements are made otherwise.
    2. 1st to post they want it gets it. Also Send Pm to your claim to the pif poster with...
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    PM Sent - Reflectix

    I'll take this if its still available! Thanks for the offer.
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    I made some 60" long soft shackles that I used to...

    I made some 60" long soft shackles that I used to make a loop to run through an end channel hammock suspension. I did not run the bury the full length, just far enough that the end of the bury was...
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    I have now made 6 hammocks for myself and friend...

    I have now made 6 hammocks for myself and friend s according to the HC4U HH Clone instructions (modified slightly to use a WBBB style gathered end instead of folded whipping). They are pretty easy...
  40. You will not need to replace any of the WBBB...

    You will not need to replace any of the WBBB suspension (in fact I prefer the straps & buckle suspension that WBBB comes with), changing to whoopies etc... can happen down the road if at all. Really...
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    Welcome to HF and enjoy that WBBB! You picked a...

    Welcome to HF and enjoy that WBBB! You picked a great rig from the start and if you are like me you will never regret the switch from ground to hammock!
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    This is the same set-up I use, except I don't...

    This is the same set-up I use, except I don't have the figure 9 on a prussic, as the way the 9 is made it can slide up and down the length to reposition as needed.

    I just use the Knotbone at one...
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    I think for colder weather 2 of the mod. sleeping...

    I think for colder weather 2 of the mod. sleeping bags would make for a shorter than ideal TQ. In the colder weather I still use my Marmot Sawtooth 15* down bag spread open over me like a TQ but...
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    Tendertoe - thanks for sharing about the sleeping...

    Tendertoe - thanks for sharing about the sleeping bag. It was a great value and if not for your post I would be camping this weekend w/ a much heavier and too warm sleeping bag or sweating in my IX...
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    I have never backpacked in the Rockies and would...

    I have never backpacked in the Rockies and would love to make a trip like this. I also have frequent flier miles piling up and looking to be used... Unfortunately I have a work commitment that week...
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    So I received my Lafuma bag last night and...

    So I received my Lafuma bag last night and immediately began cutting and stitching on it to remove zippers and hood, etc... End result is a summer TQ that weighs 7 oz less than the original sleeping...
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    Summer TQ - Lafuma Sleeping Bag Mod

    So I saw the recent thread about the Lafuma X800 sleeping bag on sale at REI for $39 w/ free shipping for members. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33207
    I bought one and it...
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    Or shorten your ridgeline which will increase the...

    Or shorten your ridgeline which will increase the amount of sag and the extra sag for me creates a very flat lie w/ this style hammock. The only change I made to these directions were to use a WBBB...
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    I wonder if adding a small amount of Dawn dish...

    I wonder if adding a small amount of Dawn dish soap would help pull out some of the petrol / oil from the mix? When dropped in dirty / oily dishwater it always seems to lift the greasy film to the...
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    +1 on the Knotbone for a tarp ridgeline. I would...

    +1 on the Knotbone for a tarp ridgeline. I would not trust it for load bearing in a suspension. They are plastic and have a hollow channel through the middle and I would not be surprised to see...
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