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  1. Thinking outside the box (hangin' at home)

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  2. Thread: First ENO

    by Rob In AL
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    That's how it all starts, innocently enough, with...

    That's how it all starts, innocently enough, with one hammock and two trees. Enjoy
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    I read the article about the guys camping in the...

    I read the article about the guys camping in the trees. I'm thinking a little closer to ground level and only a few hours max during the day, with just the hammock and my tablet. No tarp, no sleeping...
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    Central Park NYC hammocking question

    I'll be in NYC for a week or so in October. Since part of the trip is over a weekend I think it might be nice to hang in the park and read for a few hours during the day if the weather is nice. Are...
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    Kevlar sail material has minimal stretch but may...

    Kevlar sail material has minimal stretch but may be prohibitivly expensive. Dacron sail material will stretch but not like nylon.
    As the previous poster suggested, there is a DreamHammocks double...
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    Dude, I currently weigh in at 320 (+/- a few). I...

    Dude, I currently weigh in at 320 (+/- a few). I hang on an "off the shelf" ENO DoubleNest[1]. Go slow and work up confidence in your kit. You don't want to have "pointy bits" [2] on you or in your...
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    If you're more interested in shaving $ than oz...

    If you're more interested in shaving $ than oz then 1" wide tubular webbing (available lots of places for +/- $0.40/ft.) of sufficient length to wrap around your trees and attach to your hammock...
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    I started with a Thermarest but couldn't find an...

    I started with a Thermarest but couldn't find an efficient method of keeping it from falling out of the hammock. Now I have an ENO propack pillow[1]. Yeah, it's bulky but it makes up for that with an...
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    Everything you need to make pretty much anything...

    Everything you need to make pretty much anything hammock/backpacking related can be found here:
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/

    The 1/8th Amsteel Blue makes great suspension bits, including...
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    Been there, done that. No "might" about it. When...

    Been there, done that. No "might" about it. When the night temps are in the 80s and the humidity is too, expect to be hot, sweaty and generally uncomfortable. Even setting the tarp high and angling...
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    Just my $0.02. I have one and it's "okay"....

    Just my $0.02.
    I have one and it's "okay". You're going to want a fan inside the net in the summer. In the spring/fall you might even be comfortable down into the 60s with nothing more than your...
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    Sticky: I made some whoopies, continuous loops and a long...

    I made some whoopies, continuous loops and a long "dog bone" for a ridge line. Time spent +/- 3 hrs.

    Note: A 24" - 30" of MIG wire bent in half makes a great splicing needle.
  13. Dream Hammocks. That's it! Many thanks.

    Dream Hammocks. That's it! Many thanks.
  14. Looking for custom hammock maker mentioned in recent post

    Several days ago I saw a thread where the OP was asking about a hammock suitable for someone over 400Lbs. One of the replies included a list that included several custom hammock makers one of which...
  15. I'm about 3 hrs from you (depending...

    <raises hand> I'm about 3 hrs from you (depending on Atlanta traffic) and willing to be a "lab rat" in the name of science if you let me do my own rigging.
  16. Firetruck, the last time I was on a scale (about...

    Firetruck, the last time I was on a scale (about 3 weeks ago) I was #319. I use the 1/8th Amsteel Blue and tie off with a quick release half-hitch (after winding up the excess between 2 carabiners -...
  17. Thread: Dog??

    by Rob In AL
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    Dog doesn't normally sleep with me, but he'll...

    Dog doesn't normally sleep with me, but he'll hang out for awhile.
  18. I used 2" cinch straps (6 total) to pull a...

    I used 2" cinch straps (6 total) to pull a disabled M-113A2 (13T + cargo) across the desert at the National Training Center (Ft. Irwin, CA) one night (summer of '85 or '86 if anyone is interested)....
  19. Thread: ENO pillow

    by Rob In AL
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    ENO pillow

    I bought an ENO pillow last fall at a little "Mom & Pop" outdoors store in Guntersville, AL. Yeah, they're expensive but I was trying to help out a locally owned small business.
    All in all it's a...
  20. Since I'll have to go and buy either, I guess I'd...

    Since I'll have to go and buy either, I guess I'd get a heat gun as I would have no other use for a hair dryer (not enough hair). Personally, the sooty color doesn't bother me.
  21. I'm using the 1/8th inch and the pictures will...

    I'm using the 1/8th inch and the pictures will explain what I've been doing a lot better. That said, the knots at either end of the suspension line bear very little load. Think triple (or even quad)...
  22. Yes, and they seem to hold quite well given the...

    Yes, and they seem to hold quite well given the difficulty I had untying them after being under a load. Currently there are only 4 in the system, 2 double water knots in the loops at either end of...
  23. Pips, all I got when I tried to melt the ends was...

    Pips, all I got when I tried to melt the ends was a ball of hot gooey mess that looked terrible and didn't seem to hold together very well but that was using a match, not doing it correctly with a...
  24. I used a lighter as the heat source since I don't...

    I used a lighter as the heat source since I don't have a hot air gun. The white didn't stay white for long despite trying to be really careful and waving it through the flame. Also, I was used pieces...
  25. I guess I'm either A) lazy, or B) lacking in the...

    I guess I'm either A) lazy, or B) lacking in the confidence to try splicing. After looking at numerous videos and the step-by-step photo instructions located on this forum it just looks like...
  26. Thread: Carabiners

    by Rob In AL
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    I like the Black Diamond "Neutrino". It's a wire...

    I like the Black Diamond "Neutrino". It's a wire gate, plenty strong and has smooth edges. That said, any climbing rated 'biner is fine.
  27. Idea to prevent Amsteel Blue from unraveling

    Last night as an experiment, I used some 1/4" white "write on" heat shrink tubing to "whip" the ends of some 1/8th Amsteel Blue. It seems to hold better than tape, can be done with nothing more than...
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    I'm hot natured so being able to shed heat is...

    I'm hot natured so being able to shed heat is important. Anyhow, it's just an idea.
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    As a fellow side sleeper include me on the sag...

    As a fellow side sleeper include me on the sag and SRL bandwagon, please. If tweaking the sag and adding a SRL still don't work, an ENO DoubleNest is a cost effective "Plan B". I don't have any...
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    That's great! I sure miss Portal. My laptop (Win...

    That's great! I sure miss Portal. My laptop (Win 7) won't run the original or II. Bummer.
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    I've been letting a similar idea bounce around in...

    I've been letting a similar idea bounce around in the ol grey matter. In central Alabama we have a similar climate as Florida but with cooler winter nights (gets into the 20s often and teens...
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    Meteor shower "pre-game". Couldn't ask for a...

    Meteor shower "pre-game". Couldn't ask for a better day either
  33. Thread: how do I

    by Rob In AL
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    I'm 330lbs (+/-) and I use the 1/8th Amsteel Blue...

    I'm 330lbs (+/-) and I use the 1/8th Amsteel Blue in a single line suspension configuration. Not had a problem yet. Your hammock material will fail first, I suspect.
  34. Thread: amsteel?

    by Rob In AL
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    What if I just send you 50 ft.? We can hash out...

    What if I just send you 50 ft.? We can hash out the details later.
  35. Thread: amsteel?

    by Rob In AL
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    Parroting the rest, Amsteel is para-cord's really...

    Parroting the rest, Amsteel is para-cord's really buff, much bigger brother. The 1/8th is about the same size and weight but has a load bearing rating in excess of 2000 lbs. So, Amsteel for...
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    If you exclude the barking dogs, loud exhaust...

    If you exclude the barking dogs, loud exhaust systems, revving motorcycles, a railroad grade crossing within 100 yrs., nightly EMS runs, and occasional gunfire it's not bad. The frogs get a little...
  37. Send a pic of the "scaffolding" if possible,...

    Send a pic of the "scaffolding" if possible, please. May help in coming up with suggestions.

    (OPSEC!)

    But generally in a location that looks visually uninteresting and un-targetlike ;-)
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    Crickets and rain are fine. It was the cacophony...

    Crickets and rain are fine. It was the cacophony of cicadas and chorus of dogs barking that was so bad.
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    "reeedonkulous" That's great! Gonna have to...

    "reeedonkulous"

    That's great! Gonna have to file that with "defugeltized"*


    *When something is functioning well outside design parameters or not functioning at all.
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    Not long after getting our hammocks [1] we...

    Not long after getting our hammocks [1] we decided to give an overnight a go in the back yard [2] so I dutifully set up my hammock, bug net and tarp [3], leaving room for her hammock as well. After...
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    I'm going to jump on peanuts ENO bandwagon. The...

    I'm going to jump on peanuts ENO bandwagon. The initial investment isn't going to break you even after swapping the stock steel with 2 small climbing rated aluminum carabiners. Once you get the sag...
  42. Thread: Dr. Bonners

    by Rob In AL
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    Just to pile on... The Almond is great at...

    Just to pile on...

    The Almond is great at home/hotels (smells too much like dessert to take in the woods), peppermint anywhere else. One of these days I may branch out to citrus and tea tree....
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    I'll second that. At 5' 10" / 330#, my ENO DN is...

    I'll second that. At 5' 10" / 330#, my ENO DN is just barely long enough to stretch out in. Diagonal is worlds better.

    As for having a clear "landing zone" and not being real high at first, yeah,...
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    If you're referring to the ones that come on the...

    If you're referring to the ones that come on the ProFly. Just cut them off, if you're certain you never want to mess with them again, they're plastic.

    If you're referring to the figure 9s, just...
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    ProFly Figure 9 mod

    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt10/Degatyphoon/Hammock%20Forums%20pictures/Flymod01.jpg



    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt10/Degatyphoon/Hammock%20Forums%20pictures/Flymod02.jpg

    The...
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    Guardian bug net mod for larger ridge lines

    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt10/Degatyphoon/Hammock%20Forums%20pictures/NetMod01.jpg

    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt10/Degatyphoon/Hammock%20Forums%20pictures/NetMod02.jpg
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    "Need" one? probably not. "Want" one? You won't...

    "Need" one? probably not.
    "Want" one? You won't know until you try.
    If you make it with Amsteel, you've got yourself a hand hold that makes getting up and out easier.
    As for draping your ProFly...
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    You may want to check with the Florida State...

    You may want to check with the Florida State University High Energy Magnetic Field Lab. They have a magnet about the size of a 3 bedroom house surrounding a chamber about a liter in volume. Several...
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    The ring buckle method will work just fine....

    The ring buckle method will work just fine. Regardless of what suspension you go with, lose the steel carabiners. If you replace them, climbing rated aluminum is the way to go. They save you a lot of...
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    Depending on the material, a clove hitch will...

    Depending on the material, a clove hitch will probably suffice however, solutions are as varied as the potential materials. What do you want to use?
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