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    Your Mileage May Vary. I don't like acronyms...

    Your Mileage May Vary. I don't like acronyms because when I read them there is a lag time when I convert them to what they mean. Things without acronyms are much easier to read - for me at least -...
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    Quoted from OP: "You could add this suspension to...

    Quoted from OP: "You could add this suspension to your $30 PolyD or ARGON hammock and have a total cost of $55 for a high quality hammock with a complete suspension."

    I like the sound of this but...
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    I'm confused. Are there hammocks available in...

    I'm confused. Are there hammocks available in 1.2 or is it just the material itself for sale? I can't find 1.2 hammocks on Dutch's website.


    " Originally Posted by Banjoman
    I only see 4...
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    I haven't camped at Riverbend but I did help with...

    I haven't camped at Riverbend but I did help with the early stages of building it. You would be okay in a hammock there.

    I have paddled past Little River but I didn't get out and look at it. ...
  5. Thread: Bamboo Stand

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    Nice work Mike! Why do you have such a long...

    Nice work Mike! Why do you have such a long cross beam? It looks like all of the dimensions could be reduced without affecting the lay or the height of the hammock?

    Also, is this basically a...
  6. Thread: lazy slug tubes

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    I know that works if you're stuffing into a pack...

    I know that works if you're stuffing into a pack but with a dry bag its a different matter. The quilts expand faster than the dry bag top can be rolled down which then results in a sketchy seal. I...
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    You base your calculation on what you think the...

    You base your calculation on what you think the material costs are. You have no idea how much scrap, labor or set up charges are. I think it is unreasonable to ask for an itemized list. Would that...
  8. Thread: Columbia SC

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    I live in Buncombe County, NC but spend a lot of...

    I live in Buncombe County, NC but spend a lot of time in Columbia for my work. I really like the people there and it has a nice laid back charm to it. Since I visit to work I don't have time to...
  9. Thread: lazy slug tubes

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    I got some of these so that I could easily bundle...

    I got some of these so that I could easily bundle my stuff up and lock it in the car when car camping - they are very good for that. I used them with a big dry bag on a kayaking trip once but the...
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    I like straps and rings best. They are slightly...

    I like straps and rings best. They are slightly bulkier and heavier than a whoopie set up but for me at least they are much easier to adjust. Whoopies have more components and are more fussy. A...
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    Thanks again for your input Joey. I dislike the...

    Thanks again for your input Joey. I dislike the new reservation system too and thats very bad form for anyone to book a spot and not show up. I imagine its hard to do much about though. I would...
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    Joey - thank you for your input. You made be...

    Joey - thank you for your input. You made be reconsider #87. I looked at the permitting website and it looks like there is a limit of six campers and there are four spaces available. Do you know...
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    GSMNP Campsite #73 Lone Pine

    I'm planning a paddling trip on Fontana and I'm curious about campsite #73. Its boat in only but I haven't been able to find any more information than that. Does anyone know anything about it?
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    Why? You seem to be the only person who has...

    Why? You seem to be the only person who has replied to this thread who thinks the price should be removed. It would be helpful to know why you feel this way.
  15. Mid week, last week. Two nights kayak camping on...

    Mid week, last week. Two nights kayak camping on Lake Jocassee, SC. I actually slept on the NC shore but launched at Devils Fork SC. Very nice.

    (Now balanced with two weeks in hotels for work. ...
  16. Great pictures Rainman - thanks for sharing. ...

    Great pictures Rainman - thanks for sharing.

    Whats up with all of the abandoned tents? I found one on the SC Foothills Trail last week too.
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    "If one takes a casual glance at this thread it...

    "If one takes a casual glance at this thread it will be pretty obvious that those for/against BFTH are also more or less outside/inside grizzly country respectively."

    What is BTFH?
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    Starting New Threads

    Why is the option to start a new thread available to me in some forums but not in others?
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    A pipe stand doesn't take up a lot of space:...

    A pipe stand doesn't take up a lot of space:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=55345&highlight=hammock+pipe+stand

    You might want to try your hand at a tablecloth hammock (I'm...
  20. PeteZ - I've sent you a PM

    PeteZ - I've sent you a PM
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    Thanks Caveman. I have the materials on order...

    Thanks Caveman.

    I have the materials on order but I'm away from home for the next week so won't get to it for a little while. I like that you can just re-whip and that its not the end of the...
  22. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    Gargoyle, thank you for your help

    Gargoyle, thank you for your help
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    Oh yea does it matter what thread I use?

    Oh yea does it matter what thread I use?
  24. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    I'm thinking about hand sewing Cryptic Crickets...

    I'm thinking about hand sewing Cryptic Crickets version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRoEpK-7SY )

    About the only sewing I've done before is to sew buttons back on clothes so my knowledge is...
  25. I spoke to deagle1969 (aka Chad at...

    I spoke to deagle1969 (aka Chad at http://www.ebay.com/itm/120825971714 ) yesterday and he said he only has about 400 left and doesn't know whether he will be able to get more or not.

    Just thought...
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    I saw on another thread (which I can no longer...

    I saw on another thread (which I can no longer find) that the whipping needed to be done differently for a 90" wide tablecloth. Can anyone please throw any light on this?
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    I don't know how this would work with the Home...

    I don't know how this would work with the Home Depot line that you have but you may want to give it a try as an adjustable ridge line.

    Attach a prussic to the ridge line and nearby tie a loop...
  28. Thread: Sizing quilts

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    Is the width of a top quilt solely dependent on...

    Is the width of a top quilt solely dependent on the size of the user or are there other factors involved? I've looked on manufacturers websites but other than stating what widths are available there...
  29. Looks like a nice set up. Thanks for posting the...

    Looks like a nice set up. Thanks for posting the pictures.
  30. Do you have any pictures of the hex format? I've...

    Do you have any pictures of the hex format? I've struggled with a 3 x 3 DD tarp at times because the diagonal in too long and the side to side (3m) is too short for me. I have a Switchback hammock...
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    I saw that in Tractor Supply but I was worried...

    I saw that in Tractor Supply but I was worried about potential smell because it contains petroleum distillates.

    Does it have a smell to it?
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    Heres a place to start:...

    Heres a place to start:
    http://www.sctrails.net/trails/alltrails/watertrails/EdistoMain.html
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    You can get a gallon of 0.5% from Bed, Bath &...

    You can get a gallon of 0.5% from Bed, Bath & Beyond. See post #34 of this thread. I ordered last week and it came today.
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    Paulie - this is great information - thank you!

    Paulie - this is great information - thank you!
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    Rain Man - thank you for your efforts on this. ...

    Rain Man - thank you for your efforts on this. These guys sound as if they have great customer service. I'll be checking them out next time I need some (which will hopefully be awhile if the Bonide...
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    I'm thinking about reserving a site at Hunting...

    I'm thinking about reserving a site at Hunting Island for the fall. Does anyone know which site numbers are best i.e. trees for hanging, private, away from motor homes etc...?
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    I just ordered some Bonide Bed Bug treatment from...

    I just ordered some Bonide Bed Bug treatment from Bed Bath & Beyond. Its 0.5% and the other ingredients are "aqueous". Its made to spray on mattresses and luggage (in case there are bed bugs in...
  38. Thread: My big fear

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    You could get weather radio and beat an...

    You could get weather radio and beat an honorable retreat if you thought it was going to get too nasty for you.
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    I went to Tractor Supply for some permethrin and...

    I went to Tractor Supply for some permethrin and found Gordon's brand 10%. I hesitated to buy it because it contains "petroleum distillates" and I'm concerned that the smell will stay in my clothes...
  40. Sawyer's website says 42 days and you should...

    Sawyer's website says 42 days and you should re-treat:

    http://www.sawyer.com/tech-bugs1.html
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    A c note is $100 I have an Arrowhead Toxaway. ...

    A c note is $100

    I have an Arrowhead Toxaway. I wanted a 12' ridgeline and it seemed the best I could find for the cost. Having said that, others were close but I wanted green and the Toxaway...
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    i haven't done this but I think you can attach...

    i haven't done this but I think you can attach your suspension to something solid on the underbody of your truck and then run the suspension up and over the truck to your hammock. This way you have a...
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    I was at #86 a couple of weeks ago. Finding a...

    I was at #86 a couple of weeks ago. Finding a place to hang was fairly easy, the only problem being that there is a lot of poison ivy.

    The lake level was very high but even so there is about a...
  44. "that price is for a pack of 10" Oops - I...

    "that price is for a pack of 10"

    Oops - I didn't click far enough. I thought they were a bit steep! Thank you for pointing that out - it changes my perceived cost considerably! Its a good job I...
  45. I have a question about the button snaps. It...

    I have a question about the button snaps. It appears that you need eight or nine of them (three for each tripod plus two or three for the ridge pole. I've looked on the Grainger website and they...
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    sorry - forgot the link... ...

    sorry - forgot the link...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=55345
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    I don't know if this is what siski is referring...

    I don't know if this is what siski is referring to but here are some directions for a stand made from pipe.
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    You might want to check out Edisto Island. I...

    You might want to check out Edisto Island. I think there are two campgrounds there (State Park?). One campground is right beside the beach but may lack anything to hang from. The other campground...
  49. Is it three quarter length or full length?

    Is it three quarter length or full length?
  50. Would this stand still work if the 72" sections...

    Would this stand still work if the 72" sections were replaced with 36" sections with union joints? I'm no expert but it appears that the forces would not adversely affect the 36" section joints. The...
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