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  1. Welcome to the forum! I am and was in the same...

    Welcome to the forum! I am and was in the same boat as you, getting into hammocking with very small budget. I too have a cheap hammock, though mine is from a big box store and not Amazon. I tried the...
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    That's interesting. I'm using paracord on my DIY...

    That's interesting. I'm using paracord on my DIY stand made from 2x2's with no issues. its been sitting in the yard for a month continuously with no stretch or fraying.
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    MD>Jug Bay Natural Area>Future

    I've been a member of the forum for a year now and I have seen a dearth of group hangs in the Maryland and National Capital Area. So I thought I might start the ball rolling on getting one started in...
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    DIY Tensa here, I only use the hammock ridgeline....

    DIY Tensa here, I only use the hammock ridgeline. of course, I didn't know the tensa stands had ridgelines either soooo.....
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    Blue Ridge ACTIV™ packable down throw are down,...

    Blue Ridge ACTIV™ packable down throw are down, the Eddie Bauer are synthetic. they may not yet be available in all stores. but they are available online.
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    They still sell packable down throws. they are...

    They still sell packable down throws. they are called Blue Ridge ACTIV™ packable down throw and are in stores now.
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    Welcome to the forum! and thanks for asking about...

    Welcome to the forum! and thanks for asking about my stand! The thing to remember about my stand is that the primary design goals were that the stand had to be cheap, easy to assemble, and cheap! at...
  8. The replacement for Costco's Black Diamond down...

    The replacement for Costco's Black Diamond down throws is actually the Blue Ridge ACTIV™ packable down throw. looks to be similar specs to the previous brand.
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    There's a podcast?

    There's a podcast?
  10. I would think that you could cinch the suspension...

    I would think that you could cinch the suspension on one end completely to make a pseudo-footbox. and I thought UQs were not significantly narrower than TQs. but in any case, it will definitely work,...
  11. 177114177113177115 I went kayak camping over...

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    I went kayak camping over Labor day weekend and the set up my hammock about 15 feet or so from the fire ring. I wasn't too concerned, but had a general idea of what I would do...
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    Welcome from a former Minesooootan! I'll echo...

    Welcome from a former Minesooootan! I'll echo what some of the others have mentioned, this hobby can get expensive fast. But it doesn't have to. If you are willing to trade weight for cost you can...
  13. the cheapest option, which I did a few weeks ago...

    the cheapest option, which I did a few weeks ago and really like is using wood. I found I found four 8 foot 2x2's and lashed them together to make a very cheap and quick, yet fully functional stand....
  14. I made a four layer DIY Costco Down Throw (CDT)...

    I made a four layer DIY Costco Down Throw (CDT) underquilt and topquilt system. it nominally allows me to dial the temperature rating from 55F to 10F.
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    Welcome! I too am a kayaker who has started kayak...

    Welcome! I too am a kayaker who has started kayak camping recently and am exploring the hammock option.
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    OK, now I am intrigued!! is there a particular...

    OK, now I am intrigued!! is there a particular brand of glue you recommend or have used? I don't think I would trust any stitches that I might make to not come undone within a minute.
  17. Since they started selling them last week, or has...

    Since they started selling them last week, or has it been 2 weeks, I don't think anyone has received one to test out yet. Unless CRO shipped out a few samples to superusers to test? I like the idea...
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    Looks good! i'll ditto what Cabmanhang said. For...

    Looks good! i'll ditto what Cabmanhang said. For my FURO I didn't even bother to sew it, I just used Kamsnaps! it holds my phone, kindle, and asthma inhaler, which is all I need it for.
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    Ok, I tip my hat to you. in my research on kayak...

    Ok, I tip my hat to you. in my research on kayak touring, the 12-15 miles per day was a near universal constant on site after site. which is between 4-5 hours per day. if you are able to do 7-9 hours...
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    YAY!! I emailed them a couple weeks ago asking...

    YAY!! I emailed them a couple weeks ago asking about an UP version of their TQs, and they told me they were working on it! glad to see they are out. gives those of us with down allergies another...
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    As a first year hammock camper, you guys had me...

    As a first year hammock camper, you guys had me trembling with trepidation for my trip this weekend! I went out anyway expecting a jam packed park. went out to a local county park that has a...
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    130 miles in 5 days?? that's pushing it. ...

    130 miles in 5 days?? that's pushing it. standard is 12-15 miles per day. or are you going downstream on a fast river? I just finished a 3 day kayaking / hammock camping trip and only managed to...
  23. I have to say, intellectually, I "knew" all the...

    I have to say, intellectually, I "knew" all the info provided by the other commenters, but I am completely unable to express that knowledge. It is clear that one can spend a lot of time and money...
  24. Thanks for the shout out!! I'd say Clisbyclark...

    Thanks for the shout out!!

    I'd say Clisbyclark is correct, that treated and pressure treated are the same thing and it doesn't really change the strength of the wood. Trailslug hit it on the nose...
  25. Caveat: I don't have a collapsahedron, but last...

    Caveat: I don't have a collapsahedron, but last weekend I made a very simple tensahedron (see thread https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/155216-Just-Another-DIY-Tensahedron-Stand)
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    I guess prices fluctuate based on locale. as...

    I guess prices fluctuate based on locale. as stated before, for me the pressure treated ones are $3.77. The untreated 1.5x1.5x8 actual that I was looking at are classified as Furring strips at...
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    got them at Lowes. and where I generally paddle...

    got them at Lowes. and where I generally paddle there is no shore, the bluff IS the shore. Maybe if I set the feet in the water and straddle the kayak so I hang over the kayak?? perhaps that might...
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    Thanks for the comments! So far I have not...

    Thanks for the comments! So far I have not noticed any slipping of the paracord lashings, but it has only been 24 hours since I made it. since it's knotted like a shoelace, it is easy to undo and...
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    This was a proof of concept test, had to follow...

    This was a proof of concept test, had to follow the KISS principle! I was amazed this simple version held together. first time I slooooowly sat in it I was expecting the twang of cord breaking or...
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    Thanks for the affirmations!! My first test with...

    Thanks for the affirmations!! My first test with the 11' hammock, I somehow had a brain fart and forgot about the anti-spreading line! fortunately it wasn't an issue. with the 11', the apexes were...
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    Thanks! I have some pics from my trip 2 weeks...

    Thanks! I have some pics from my trip 2 weeks ago, but it had trees. I am planning an eventual camping excursion along Assateague Island, and previous scouting trips have shown trees to be few, far...
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    Just Another DIY Tensahedron Stand

    Jumping on the band wagon or drinking the Kool-Aid, not sure which yet. I'm a kayaker who is slowly adding camping to hos kayak adventurers. In the past 2 years I have kayak camped 3 times, once with...
  33. Interesting. I could definitely see making...

    Interesting. I could definitely see making another Gemini style UQ/TQ set out of these....If I didn't already have 4 Costco down throws and 4 JC Penny synthetic throws!! 4 layers on top and 4 layer...
  34. I did something similar to a cheap sleeping bag,...

    I did something similar to a cheap sleeping bag, slowly adding clews to the ends to gradually snug up the end of the bag around the hammock. initially I stuffed marbles into the fabric and wrapped...
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    I built my first DIY Tensahedron stand yesterday...

    I built my first DIY Tensahedron stand yesterday (post to come). tied off to truck it works fine, but I discovered that a screwdriver stabbed into the ground is WAY insufficient. methinks the...
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    if it's fake, how can you tell? researching the...

    if it's fake, how can you tell? researching the company, and everything looks legit.
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    Cheap Amok Drauer?

    Perusing Facebook tonight and an ad for a cheap AMOK Drauer popped up. seems to be a great deal, maybe too great? supposedly a limited time 10th anniversary sale.
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  38. I followed Leiavoia's clew method as he shows in...

    I followed Leiavoia's clew method as he shows in his pic. I used a $30 sleeping bag that is 59.5" wide. I used 7 clews per end, so clews/nettles are 10" apart. you can see the sag between the nettles...
  39. Yeah, I would have to pull the bag out of storage...

    Yeah, I would have to pull the bag out of storage to verify, but I think I punched the KamSnaps through the base of the zipper material, thinking that's the strongest part. but my mod does not impact...
  40. 176140I did a similar mod to a sleeping bag,...

    176140I did a similar mod to a sleeping bag, though I used Kamsnaps to add grosgrain loops to my sleeping bag instead of sewing. it should work, since if done correctly, there is almost no stress in...
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    So far, in my experience the quality scale tips...

    So far, in my experience the quality scale tips toward the cheap hammocks. My cheap big box store hammock is better quality and more comfortable than my cottage vendor hammock that cost 3x more.
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    I have a similar problem with my Costco down...

    I have a similar problem with my Costco down throws. when I use them I can feel my skin prickle and my lungs tense up. when I use my JC Penny synthetic throws I have no issues.
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    Now THIS is a cool idea!! I may have to go buy...

    Now THIS is a cool idea!! I may have to go buy some leggings to try this out!
  44. I prefer the zippered. easy in, easy out, no...

    I prefer the zippered. easy in, easy out, no fuss, no hassle. i tried a fronkey, and kept getting tangled up. got my zippered one cheap on Amazon, and it easily fits my Dutch 11' wide netless with...
  45. It's back!

    It's back!
  46. The ambient temperature at which your body will...

    The ambient temperature at which your body will be at thermal equilibrium depends on the rate of heat generation per unit area P and the thermal insulance of the clothing R. Using formulas and values...
  47. Check back on vipon regularly, it or something...

    Check back on vipon regularly, it or something similar may come up. there is currently a coupon for a hammock and daisychain tree straps for under $10!! but without the bugnet, which is sort of...
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    This looks like a good deal at $29 for the...

    This looks like a good deal at $29 for the hammock. and their other products look promising too. I wish I saw this before I bought my netless wide from Dutch!
  49. I too was inspired by the ultimate hang for a...

    I too was inspired by the ultimate hang for a continuous ridgeline for the tarp!! great resource! for the line I used 1/8" Amsteel, overkill I know but at the time I couldn't find any resource that...
  50. I went the DIY layering route. I bought 4 Costco...

    I went the DIY layering route. I bought 4 Costco down throws and 4 JC Penny synthetic throws for <$100. some elbow grease and I have 4 UQs and 4 TQs that are possibly rated for 55F or (fingers...
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