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    Work is crazy right now. I'm not going to make...

    Work is crazy right now. I'm not going to make it up there tonight but I'm still planning to be there tomorrow.
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    I'm hoping to make it to this.

    I'm hoping to make it to this.
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    Thanks to everyone for making that such a great...

    Thanks to everyone for making that such a great hang. It was my first hang (definitely the best so far!); I'll have to try to make it out to more of these.
  4. Thanks for posting this, it's useful info. With...

    Thanks for posting this, it's useful info. With both in hand do you seen any benefit to the plain polyester, other than it being a little less expensive?
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    Rat, you make a good point. If condensation is...

    Rat, you make a good point. If condensation is the only issue it can be avoided by not using the tarp. In this case though, the heavy fog was condensing on the trees above us and raining down.
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    This is great information, thanks. I haven't...

    This is great information, thanks.

    I haven't been out in prolonged wet conditions but after spending just one night in wet conditions or high humidity my down gear usually feels a bit damp and...
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    Thanks for the advice. In this case, because of...

    Thanks for the advice. In this case, because of the wind, I'm not sure a steeper pitch would have helped, though. I think it might have just pushed the sides of the tarp against the hammock.
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    Exactly. This wasn't a big deal because we were...

    Exactly. This wasn't a big deal because we were close to the car and had other options available. Miles/days from the trailhead this could have been bad. I'm really glad I learned this lesson...
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    Went to ground... what would you do?

    I was camping at the local state park here in north Alabama the day before yesterday and ran into some challenging weather conditions. It was windy and extremely humid and foggy. It had been...
  10. Thread: FrankenSPE

    by rocketBoy
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    Nice work!

    Nice work!
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    Indoor Bottom Insulation

    For those of you that spend time hanging indoors in the cooler months, what do you use as bottom insulation? Just putting something like a fleece blanket in the hammock seems like it would work but...
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    I do hope you're right!

    I do hope you're right!
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    That's great to hear, good customer service...

    That's great to hear, good customer service really goes a long way.
  14. Wow, very nice work!

    Wow, very nice work!
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    For those of us that will be using a JRB UQ on...

    For those of us that will be using a JRB UQ on WBBB soon, what did you do to work out the kinks?
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    I've used my 20. deg up to 70 deg. comfortably. ...

    I've used my 20. deg up to 70 deg. comfortably. It should be fine.
  17. Thread: Greylock 4

    by rocketBoy
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    Greylock 4

    I recently received my new Greylock 4 (with 800fp activ-dri) underquilt from JRB and I just had a few questions for you Greylock 4 users out there. What do your Greylock 4's weigh in at? The spec...
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    Awesome, enjoy! I'm still looking forward to...

    Awesome, enjoy! I'm still looking forward to trying a bridge hammock.
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    When I wanted to do a Knotty mod on a hammock...

    When I wanted to do a Knotty mod on a hammock that I had already built I just sewed grosgrain ribbon on, two feet on each side, to form channels that I ran the shock cord though. I put loops in the...
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    I was curious about the same thing. I had mostly...

    I was curious about the same thing. I had mostly been camping in cold weather with my three season Yeti. The past two trips only got down to about 70F and 50F overnight and I was still comfortable...
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    Welcome. I'm in Huntsville as well. Like Brad...

    Welcome. I'm in Huntsville as well. Like Brad said, if you're setup is good to about 20F you should be able to hang through the winter here.
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    That should work but using a shock-cord bottom...

    That should work but using a shock-cord bottom bug net (Fronkey style) with an underquilt is really not a problem. It takes very little pressure to seal against the underquilt and really doesn't...
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    The scoutmaster's son talked him into replacing...

    The scoutmaster's son talked him into replacing the bed at home, full time, with a hammock? Nice!
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    It's no problem to to an adjustable ridge line...

    It's no problem to to an adjustable ridge line and just tweak it until it's right. I was mostly just curious where the 83% came from. I was thinking it was from the 30 deg hang angle but it doesn't...
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    Ridge Line Length

    I've heard the suggestion that a structural ridge line should be about 83% of the hammock length. Where does that 83% come from? When discussing hammock lengths are we usually discussing the length...
  26. Thread: Score!!

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    Good stuff. Those look really solid.

    Good stuff. Those look really solid.
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    Exciting! It's always fun when supplies arrive.

    Exciting! It's always fun when supplies arrive.
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    Interesting observation on WBBB users not liking...

    Interesting observation on WBBB users not liking pads. I've got a WBBB and can't seem to get pads to work even though I'd like to. I just can't get the pad in the right place.
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    Nice! Too bad I'm not a large.

    Nice! Too bad I'm not a large.
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    Welcome from Alabama... I used to live in...

    Welcome from Alabama... I used to live in Colorado and miss it. Yea, sounds like you're hooked!
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    I'm definitely going to try making a tube style...

    I'm definitely going to try making a tube style net too. I yours tule or noseeum mesh? Do you have drawstring openings at both ends or just one?
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    Welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing about...

    Welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing about the lessons you've learned through all of your experience.
  33. Thread: Hi from Ohio

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    Welcome from down south!

    Welcome from down south!
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    I guess I'm confused... What's the difference...

    I guess I'm confused... What's the difference between the Warbonnet method and the Knotty method?
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    Do you guys know if there is any problem re-doing...

    Do you guys know if there is any problem re-doing (that is, undoing and splicing again) the bury on a set of whoopie slings? On my first set I should have made the bury shorter and closer to the...
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    I didn't quite get what you were saying when I...

    I didn't quite get what you were saying when I first read this, but now that I go back and look this is a great technique. Thanks
  37. Welcome to the forum! It's a great place to...

    Welcome to the forum! It's a great place to increase your knowledge and skills about hammocking, but increasing knowledge and skills often means getting or making new gear to try. Good luck!
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    Nice work. I love that old Singer. The first...

    Nice work. I love that old Singer. The first machine I used was very similar to that.
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    Good thought on the zip tie and split ring. I...

    Good thought on the zip tie and split ring. I didn't have any beads around when I made my whoopies but I could add a zip tie or split ring now, thanks.
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    I just got a JRB Greylock 4. It was advertised...

    I just got a JRB Greylock 4. It was advertised at either 17oz or 18oz deepening on where I looked on their website. It weighs in at 21.5oz, which I'm a bit disappointed with. Hopefully that's...
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    I'm planning on making some ridge-line organizers...

    I'm planning on making some ridge-line organizers out of curtain sheers soon. Those look good, could you post a couple more pics and/or suggestions on anything you would do differently the second...
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    I was thinking about doing that, too. You'll...

    I was thinking about doing that, too. You'll have to let me know how it turns out.
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    I've given this some thought since I'd like to...

    I've given this some thought since I'd like to have a setup that I don't mind going to ground with. I think, but I haven't tried it yet, that a SGT Rock bug sock might work better than the Fronkey...
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    I knew I could control the position of the needle on my machine but hadn't thought of using it the way you suggested. That's really useful, thanks!
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    I made one of these this weekend, too. It's...

    I made one of these this weekend, too. It's certainly not the lightest bug net but it does seem very durable.
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    ...and another welcome form Huntsville. There's...

    ...and another welcome form Huntsville. There's a lot to learn on this site, good luck!
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    So I made one just like that out of curtain...

    So I made one just like that out of curtain sheers. It weighs in at 13.5 oz but the material seems very tough. I think I might actually go back and cut it to a true Fronky trapezoid shape.
  48. Thread: My DIY stuff

    by rocketBoy
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    That looks like some really nice work. I'm...

    That looks like some really nice work. I'm working on my developing my sewing skills and I'm impressed by the work done by some of the members here.
  49. That's pretty cool! I saw some orange mesh on...

    That's pretty cool! I saw some orange mesh on sale at JoAnn's the other day... maybe I should go back for it.
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    That looks really great. What kind of tarp is...

    That looks really great. What kind of tarp is that? I'm looking for a brightly colored tarp for hunting season.
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