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    Looking at my join date, it's only taken 8...

    Looking at my join date, it's only taken 8 years...
    Here are some more images:
    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3717/11703344336_38fe2ae18f.jpg
    ...
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    1st true hammock sleep out

    This new year's eve, I had to throw my gear together after returning from Melbourne for family Christmas and head out to Horseshoe bend, in the Little Dessert National Park to go camping with my...
  3. I know there are pages of reading, I want to know...

    I know there are pages of reading, I want to know how *this* list of materials is intended to be attached together. I've moved and mainly only get internet through my phone now, as well as not having...
  4. With this equipment list, how do you suspend the...

    With this equipment list, how do you suspend the top rail from the hinge?
  5. two more "knots" that get mentioned around here a...

    two more "knots" that get mentioned around here a lot:

    Marlin spike hitch and larkshead knot.

    TH
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    "back to the lab" - yep! "practice at home" -...

    "back to the lab" - yep!

    "practice at home" - tough when there is no trees... :(

    Great responses everyone! I'll definitely have to get into it again. The weather is cooling down here and...
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    setting up in the dark

    So, this is embarrassing.

    Hammocks have been my hobby since high school. As I went through university I would spend ages on the forum, procrastinating about this and that and dreaming about...
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    the reason they cost more than a hammock (and...

    the reason they cost more than a hammock (and also the tarps more than the hammock, if you're buying those separate) is the cost of the materials (good quality stuff, light stuff can be spendy) and...
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    Soft shackle: http://l-36.com/soft_shackle_9.php

    Soft shackle: http://l-36.com/soft_shackle_9.php
  10. bottom half as a bugnet means you lose some/most...

    bottom half as a bugnet means you lose some/most of the benefits of a sock- a water resistant /wind proof under.
  11. a larkshead is really easy to undo and re do. ...

    a larkshead is really easy to undo and re do. Just push the long end back through the loop of the knot.
  12. What tarp is that? :) OES standard maccat?

    What tarp is that? :) OES standard maccat?
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    have PM'd some mods- we'll just have to wait...

    have PM'd some mods- we'll just have to wait until one of them logs on and cleans it all up
  14. Those photos are great! :)

    Those photos are great! :)
  15. Hey Derek could you please link to that blog...

    Hey Derek could you please link to that blog post?

    I tried your website just now and got a "error establishing database connection"
  16. Thanks for this Dejoha! Request time: I...

    Thanks for this Dejoha!

    Request time: I really want to see one of these with a tarp set up- and the UQ.

    TH
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    four things you'll need: 1) a tarp. This is...

    four things you'll need:
    1) a tarp. This is actually the shelter bit.
    2) Tree straps. these are so important- 1 inch at least wide, used to attach hammock to the tree (with whatever bits of...
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    Shug should get one. Then it would be a shug rug.

    Shug should get one. Then it would be a shug rug.
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    or pick one up when you're over there?

    or pick one up when you're over there?
  20. woah woah- Melbourne Australia and afraid...

    woah woah- Melbourne Australia and afraid daughter being stolen?? And closing every door/window?

    Time to get some security screens!

    TH
  21. the ground pad you have should work, but you...

    the ground pad you have should work, but you might get cold shoulders, where the hammock wraps up and touches you. Google ENO hotspot for a solution to that problem.
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    Dan S- what I call my winter rig is probably not...

    Dan S- what I call my winter rig is probably not that 'winter' - definitely not in Northern Hemisphere terms!

    Theoretically the old rag mountain quilt I have is good at 5-10F (I think- Jacks...
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    rtroost I think there is some sort of form to...

    rtroost I think there is some sort of form to fill out for the state parks guys- a survey of some sort. (have a look through the thread)
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    1. Sleep on a diagonal 2. You will need some...

    1. Sleep on a diagonal

    2. You will need some sort of under insulation- on the outside of the hammock if it's crushable insulation (like down)

    3. Check out theultimatehang.com and shug's...
  25. if you can get them, merino (wool) long johns are...

    if you can get them, merino (wool) long johns are pretty good. Or just some 'thermals' from an outdoors store, maybe 5-10 $ ?

    moisture wicking is good- remember it's your body that we need to...
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    remember that's 11ft curved, not 11ft in a...

    remember that's 11ft curved, not 11ft in a straight line.

    Should be groovy. :)

    TH
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    synthetic UQ might be what you want? Try...

    synthetic UQ might be what you want? Try arrowheadequipment.com
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    except that they have popularised it and it's...

    except that they have popularised it and it's hard to separate the two in my mind.
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    Technically you don't NEED an underquilt, but...

    Technically you don't NEED an underquilt, but some form of insulation. Eno Hotspot is a commercially available way of extending your pad that is based on the Speer Pad extender.

    You can get by...
  30. if you choose to not use it as a hammock, it...

    if you choose to not use it as a hammock, it should be great downproof material as it is calendared (correct me if I'm wrong, anybody!)

    TH
  31. Thread: Wow!

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    speer pad extender- give your pad wings so it...

    speer pad extender- give your pad wings so it stays and your shoulders don't get cold. I believe ENO sell these as a Hot spot.
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    this will work. Search for sleeping bag mod, or...

    this will work. Search for sleeping bag mod, or get one that already has holes in it, or fashion a sling for the bag.

    You might need a blanket inside the hammock as well.

    TH
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    my gear isn't the best or light, but my weights...

    my gear isn't the best or light, but my weights are in the signature, further details in my profile.
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    get someone you trust (a lot!) to feel around for...

    get someone you trust (a lot!) to feel around for air gaps while you lie in the hammock. The bag should be snug up to the hammock body in all places.

    TH
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    You could contact Paul at Arrowhead and see if...

    You could contact Paul at Arrowhead and see if he'd make some supersize flamethrower socks for you?
    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/flamethrower-gear.html
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    as mentioned before, you need the circumference...

    as mentioned before, you need the circumference of your sock to be right: half of this is your hammock body, (the top half is normally air) and so double your hammock body width + a little to figure...
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    I use skins for the "not having a tarp blowing...

    I use skins for the "not having a tarp blowing around like crazy when I'm tying it to a tree" factor- the extra weight penalty i can take. I put mine back into the stuff sack.
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    hang next to each other under the same tarp (so...

    hang next to each other under the same tarp (so the two suspensions on the trees looks like |o| )
    so you can check on him and make sure he's still warm. Make sure he's got suitable under...
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    if you want just one quilt: make a summer...

    if you want just one quilt:

    make a summer weight and supplement it with a pad/IX/etc.
    make a winter weight and 'open the windows' during summer. (meaning have it not so snug)
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    yes, 1.1 will work. It will be a bit stretchy...

    yes, 1.1 will work. It will be a bit stretchy than 1.9 (or 1.4) but should hold your weight. Some people like the stretchy, others don't. If you want, try getting twice as much and making a double...
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    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/improvedknot.htm ...

    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/improvedknot.htm

    No extra hardware needed- just get some webbing straps (ratchet straps?)

    TH
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    two bags? unzip one and tie it up under your...

    two bags? unzip one and tie it up under your hammock (or put it in some kind of undercover like a garlington insulator (www.garlington.biz/Ray/HammockInsulator/Insulator.htm)) and use the other...
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    Well, we have whoopie slings- but they are for...

    Well, we have whoopie slings- but they are for something different. We try for a family friendly atmosphere here, so that's why it's not discussed. Years ago this was much discussed over at...
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    oooh, good point about the webbing.

    oooh, good point about the webbing.
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    try both, though I'm thinking more sag. Also,...

    try both, though I'm thinking more sag. Also, lay on a diagonal to the center line. The ridge line is just to make it less hassle- but you can vary the sag without one.

    TH
  46. shrineclown, I believe this is referring to the...

    shrineclown, I believe this is referring to the footbox over the ridgeline- does it kick left or right, rather than what side you lay on (though of course it changes which side means you're pointing...
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    sorry to hear that! Remember also, to quote...

    sorry to hear that!

    Remember also, to quote Shug: whoopie goes on the knot, not the toggle!
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    nylon stretches. Use poly. 4 foot might be a...

    nylon stretches. Use poly. 4 foot might be a bit short?

    If you're using Dutch's system, you should be able to get it all from his website as an all in one?

    TH
  49. Pav - the Garlington insulator is designed to...

    Pav - the Garlington insulator is designed to hold other insulation- he experimented with bags of air, bags with crinkled space blankets in bags, (trapped air= warmth) and with a 'bag o'feathers' (a...
  50. That's a garlington insulator! : ) (precursor to...

    That's a garlington insulator! : ) (precursor to underquilts, basically.)

    http://www.garlington.biz/Ray/HammockInsulator/Insulator.htm

    TH
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