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    I shelled out some big bucks ($80) and got myself...

    I shelled out some big bucks ($80) and got myself a big cotton brazillian, and it's fantastic. The cotton will eventually streatch and conform to your natural positions, and gets softer with every...
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    I, for one, have pinched pennies and cut costs...

    I, for one, have pinched pennies and cut costs every way I can, and have ended up with a light, warm, and comfortable hammock set-up that cost me a mere $62!
  3. Do you mean where the strings attach to the...

    Do you mean where the strings attach to the hammock? If so, I like your webbing idea. Just make sure to double-stitch with good thread!
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    I got my 8x10 at walmart for, like, 15 bucks....

    I got my 8x10 at walmart for, like, 15 bucks. It's kept me dry in some not insubstantial rain, and matches my lay quite nicely.
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    I'm coming up on a year now, and my big...

    I'm coming up on a year now, and my big brazillian knocks any mattress into a cocked hat. I've never laid down on any bed and felt anywhere near the same 'ahhh' as I do in my hammock. Instant,...
  6. Thread: SoCal Hang?

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    wish I could go, but August's booked solid, what...

    wish I could go, but August's booked solid, what with school starting and eagle projects out the wazoo :(
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    Man, that sucks... As I like to say, light is...

    Man, that sucks...
    As I like to say, light is only made bright by darkness; let today's pain make tomorrow's happiness all the brighter :)
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    I'm headed to camp Chawanakee, CA in about a...

    I'm headed to camp Chawanakee, CA in about a week, and I too will be hanging... my hammock sure as hell beats the camp's aderondacks, what with their plywood beds! XD
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    Wool inside the sleeping bag

    So here's how it went down: I put my wool poncho--which I usually fold and put between my sleeping bag and my hammock--inside my sleeping bag. The clever bit: with the wool inside the bag, I needn't...
  10. Thread: High and Dry

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    High and Dry

    So, the other day my boy scout troop went camping to 'break in' the new recruits, and guess what? It rained! Pretty much all the adults scoffed: "you'll get soaked!" they said, "you're little tarp...
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    Huh, see, my issue with public campgrounds is...

    Huh, see, my issue with public campgrounds is that tents and trees seem to be mutually exclusive :S
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    I spy with my little eye something...

    I spy with my little eye something bananna-shaped...
    But that's actually really cool. Hammocks haven't caught on in my troop yet, so I'm still 'the guy who sleeps in a tree.' :P
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    Underquilt problem

    So, it's winter! And that means my probability of being cold has just gone up, unfortunately I have no money for an underquilt! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make my old sleeping bag...
  14. You know, that's almost exactly how I use my...

    You know, that's almost exactly how I use my poncho; I use it for warmth during the day, then fold it in thirds and use it for a pad at night. Or in warmer weather I just go to sleep in the poncho,...
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    If it comes to your weight resting on a...

    If it comes to your weight resting on a potentially load-bearing wall, don't take any chances. I recommend securing 2x4's horizontally to the studs you'll use with lag screws, then put eyebolts in...
  16. Thread: Privacy?

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    Privacy?

    So, I've never really been a private kind of guy, and don't mind being 'out in the open' when I sleep. What is a concern to me, though, is dressing/undressing; hammocks aren't exactly what you would...
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    Alternative to cinch buckles

    So, I was looking around and could not find any cinchbuckles under 12$ for a pair! That's kind of a lot, to me at least. So I was thinking, why not just use the cam buckles that come with ratchet...
  18. Thread: Garda hitch?

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    Garda hitch?

    Okay, so I'm looking to upgrade my suspension, and I was wondering what thoughts were on the Garda hitch. Will it mess up my rope (I'm planning on using 7/64 amsteel)? Will it break?

    -Aduro
  19. Thread: Just Knots

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    I use knots. Always have, always will. I don't...

    I use knots. Always have, always will. I don't trust my weight to a bury or the thin strip of steel that bears weight in a triglide. Yes, I know that knots reduce the working weight capacity of rope,...
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    It's all about the shape of the hammock. Too deep...

    It's all about the shape of the hammock. Too deep a 'U' shape and your feet will dangle over the edge, too shallow and the hammock won't support you like it should. Everyone's built differently, so...
  21. Silk hammock? Mmm.... -Aduro

    Silk hammock? Mmm....

    -Aduro
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    Hammocks: neatfreak friendly

    I've been thinking: you know those people who are absolutley obsessed with keeping their tents dirt free? I'm sure you've met one, the 'shake the tent out for fourth five minutes' guy, or maybe the...
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    Same. Being within a one-hour drive of almost...

    Same. Being within a one-hour drive of almost every environment is my favorite thing.

    Also the heat. I love the heat.

    -Aduro
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    ... if you learned trigonometry just so you can...

    ... if you learned trigonometry just so you can optimize your sag debth.
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    Oh great. Now I'm going to have and buy that one...

    Oh great. Now I'm going to have and buy that one too. If only I had money *sigh*
    But yeah, that actually looks really comfy.

    -Aduro
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    What about a Mayan hammock?

    So I sleep full-time in my big old brazillian hammock and love it, but I got to thinking; what about a Mayan hammock? Does anyone have experience with a Mayan? Are they better/worse than a...
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    Actually, it is possible, and comfortable, to...

    Actually, it is possible, and comfortable, to sleep on your stomach in a gathered-end hammock. I sleep on my stomach regularly in my bed hammock, and it's just as easy in my camping hammock.
    ...
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    I don't know about it's effects on nylon, but I...

    I don't know about it's effects on nylon, but I do now that DEET was put here by the devil to torment campers everywhere, so I have a bias against it. But if it keeps the bugs off, and you don't see...
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    Get something big. I recommend natural fiber...

    Get something big. I recommend natural fiber fabric (it'll get better over time, unlike nylon which tends to get worse). If you get a Mayan hammock, spend money. Get something with lots of really...
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    ... If you laugh in 'dem bedbug's face! ... If...

    ... If you laugh in 'dem bedbug's face!

    ... If you've ever tried to see how high up off the ground you can get your bed.

    ... If your camping buddies have nicknamed you 'Avatar'

    -Aduro
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    In my (somewhat limited) experience, the weight...

    In my (somewhat limited) experience, the weight limits the manufacturer puts on products are all LIES!
    (ok, maybe not lies, but definatley significantlylower than the actual breaking strength)
    ...
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    With amsteel, would, say, a taughtline hitch...

    With amsteel, would, say, a taughtline hitch hold? Or would I have to use hardware?

    -Aduro
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    What rope for a ridgline?

    So what rope should I use? I hear amsteel is ok, but can I tie it? What about arrowhead equipment's 1.75mm utility line? Help?

    -Aduro
  34. Brazillian hammocks, my personal preference (less...

    Brazillian hammocks, my personal preference (less fabric=packs smaller), are great if you know how to pack/unpack them. I don't normally have many tangles, but if what little bulk an extra foot and a...
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    I tried a thermarest and found it too stiff (even...

    I tried a thermarest and found it too stiff (even when partially deflated) and slippery for comfort. I recommend foam or a fleece/wool blanket under you. Really, it's all about trial and error. Spend...
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    Backpacking bulk?

    I kind of want to buy/make myslelf an underquilt, but my concern is that one would proove too bulky for backpacking. Is this so, or am I missing something?
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    The ground-dweller's dilemma...

    So I was going to go camping in the sierras this weekend, with my boy scout troop, but the campsites were all full. This got me thinking; tents require campsites, large, flat, level areas of open...
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    Awesome. I like that there's alwas someone with...

    Awesome. I like that there's alwas someone with an answer on HF. Thanks.

    -Aduro
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    Washing a hammock?

    I have two hammocks: a smallish nylon hammock (for camping) and a largish cotton one (for the rest of the time) and I got a question the other day that I hadn't considered: how do you wash it? Is...
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    I have the parachute traveller, which is...

    I have the parachute traveller, which is essentially an orange, netless version of the moskito (sold by Byer as well), and I am very pleased with it. I don't suggest making many irreversible changes...
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    Noob needs help w. DIY hammock

    Questions:
    Where do I buy ripstop nylon?
    Do I need a straight stitch along the edge?
    How do I attach it to my suspension?

    -Aduro
  42. Thread: Need help

    by AduroNox
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    Need help

    I have a problem: my suspension doesn't work. The rope I have streaches like nobody's business, and my carabiners are hard to adjust, being attatched to the ridgeline by clove hitches. What I need is...
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    Depending on how thick paracord is, I would...

    Depending on how thick paracord is, I would probably only use at most 2ft, and that would mostly be bound up in the prussic. Also, can anyone tell me where to find amsteel and how much it costs? My...
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    Paracord prussic suspension?

    Here's the plan: I fold the webbing in two, tie a figure-8 to secure the ends together, and pass the ends around the tree and through the newly formed loop. I then use a taughtline hitch through the...
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    Its funny to me how the first question most...

    Its funny to me how the first question most people ask me about my hammock is "doesn't that hurt your back?"

    As a side note, I've found a way to sleep comfortably on my side (being a stomach/side...
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    Corded hammock v. cordless hammock?

    Both of my hammocks, including the one I'm laying in right now, have cords which streach from the hammock fabric to a loop at the end, used to attatch the hammock to the suspension. My question is:...
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    I use a wool blanket under me like a pad, which...

    I use a wool blanket under me like a pad, which is far more comfortable and flexible than a pad and works like a charm for three season camping.

    -Aduro
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    There's no such thing as normal. As for me, the...

    There's no such thing as normal.
    As for me, the only reaction I get from people when I tell them about my hammock is 'cool!'
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    How well does an A-sym tarp work?

    I'm going backpacking in a few weeks, and I wanted to know how well an asymmetrical tarp works as far as coverage is concerned. If it rains, will I get wet?

    -Aduro
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    Blessed be the those who know their facts!...

    Blessed be the those who know their facts!
    Actually, come to think of it, the tree in my own backyard has been known to develop large scars from little more than a scratch, let alone a tensioned...
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