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    I used these instruction ...

    I used these instruction for mine. It doesn't cover snaps or draw cord, but they're easy enough to add.
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    That's what tablets are for. Although...in the...

    That's what tablets are for. Although...in the winter when it's cool inside, that laptop can keep your legs pretty warm!
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    I tried a fleece underquilt for my bedroom...

    I tried a fleece underquilt for my bedroom hammock. It may have been something I was doing wrong, but even with dialing it in, it was always kind of drafty. The fleece didn't cut airflow very well....
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    FS: Roof Repair Quilt Sale!

    Hey Folks,

    Selling 3 quilts. All 3 have seen very low use (RE: 1-2 trips). They spent their spare time in laundry bags hanging in the closet. All are clean and in excellent condition. All are...
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    I'll admit that I to tend to count grams. It does...

    I'll admit that I to tend to count grams. It does wonders for my feet and back. Included in this are toothpaste dots. In my mind, carry enough toothpaste for 2 weeks for a 5 day trip is just wasted...
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    Awesome. Thanks for that! I've been needing to...

    Awesome. Thanks for that! I've been needing to make a new stuff sack for my travel bag. I guess I have a new small project.
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    Are you kidding? Dutch knew you were ordering it...

    Are you kidding? Dutch knew you were ordering it last night.
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    First, welcome to the addiction of hammock...

    First, welcome to the addiction of hammock camping...and of Dutch. It only gets better from here.

    As far as fabric and suspension, there are a couple things to consider. With fabric, it comes...
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    I like that. I usually just do some figure...

    I like that. I usually just do some figure eights and finish it with 3-4 wraps and a slippery knot. I agree about the daisy chains. As much as I'm a daisy chain and circle daisy chain fool at...
  10. That is very possible. It's called a UCR or...

    That is very possible. It's called a UCR or Utility Constrictor Rope. Check out this thread.
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    It sounds like you're basically making a DL...

    It sounds like you're basically making a DL hammock with enough space to fit an UQ as opposed to a pad. I have to echo Hutzelbein's question. That seems like a lot of fiddling to get an underquilt...
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    Shorter Whoopies?

    So I just got my 2.2 Kevlar straps in the mail from Dutch yesterday. I was about to sit down to make some whoopie slings with hooks to go on then and that got me thinking about it. Typically, here...
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    If it makes you feel better, I just totaled up...

    If it makes you feel better, I just totaled up how much I spent with Dutch last year. Let's just say it was slightly less than twice what you spent. The great prices and quick shipping add up fast!...
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    That's a beautiful looking underquilt. I have...

    That's a beautiful looking underquilt. I have the parts done for one. I'm just waiting on some additional down (which should arrive today) to overstuff it and then final assembly.
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    It depends the Costco. The 4 Costcos within an...

    It depends the Costco. The 4 Costcos within an hour of me don't have them. You can buy them on EBay and Amazon, but the price is escalated. They are called Double Black Diamond Packable Down Throw
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    Here is a top quilt I did for a friend. I gutted...

    Here is a top quilt I did for a friend. I gutted one top quilt and added about 5 oz of down to this one. It's sitting about 3 1/2" of loft. It'll do nicely down to the mid thirties.

    Ordered some...
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    Anyone ever hang in a snow cave? It may be...

    Anyone ever hang in a snow cave? It may be necessary to dig DOWN to the trees.
  18. Have you seen any issues with the 2.2 biting into...

    Have you seen any issues with the 2.2 biting into the tree bark more since it's so thin?
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    I've never brought backups. That being said, I...

    I've never brought backups. That being said, I always thoroughly inspect my gear before going out to stop any failures before they can happen. I tend to live life dangerously though.
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    As was already stated, it sounds a lot like it's...

    As was already stated, it sounds a lot like it's possible the length of the hammock. Similarly, you may have the hammock strung a bit tight. That will limit room as well.



    That depends on...
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    It's advertised as 700 fill. I would honestly...

    It's advertised as 700 fill. I would honestly call it that too. That being said, there is a disclaimer on the throw itself that says at least 80% down. I did see a small feather or two, but it's good...
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    So I was actually in the process of getting to...

    So I was actually in the process of getting to this very idea when time permitted. I'm nowhere near expert level at harvesting down (first time actually). I learned several valuable lessons.

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    I too use tyvek. I made mine multi-use. I use a...

    I too use tyvek. I made mine multi-use. I use a tyvek rain skirt. It velcros shut, but can lay open flat. Dimensions are about 40-ish by 24. It's simple, but gets the job done. I actually just...
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    It sounds like you may have the hammock too...

    It sounds like you may have the hammock too tight. If it isn't strung with much sack, you'll scoot towards the middle once you fall asleep and stop fighting to stay on the diagonal. Height and...
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    I wanted to say thanks for these instructions. I...

    I wanted to say thanks for these instructions. I just finished a topquilt. The seam ripping is a pain in the butt, but it's completely worth it. It's too cold outside to test right now. Once it wants...
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    I tend to go with shades of brown. Camo is very...

    I tend to go with shades of brown. Camo is very area specific when done correctly. It's much easier, logical, and cost-effective to utilize the environment to camouflage yourself. Browns and...
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    1. Cat cuts are somewhat necessary on silnylon...

    1. Cat cuts are somewhat necessary on silnylon because it does have a significant amount of stretch. With poly fabrics, cat cuts aren't as necessary because there isn't as much stretch. I still do...
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    Congrats! That's great! Assuming my quilts...

    Congrats! That's great!

    Assuming my quilts arrive in time, I'm hoping to come. I won't know until almost the last minute. Had to drop Grayson because they wouldn't be in in time. Such is the...
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    Welcome from the Richmond area!

    Welcome from the Richmond area!
  30. I have only had problems when stringing up on...

    I have only had problems when stringing up on smaller trees where there isn't space to push the suspensions lines from one side of the tree or the other. Even when they do interfere though, I'm...
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    Welcome from just north of Richmond!

    Welcome from just north of Richmond!
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    Welcome from the Richmond area!

    Welcome from the Richmond area!
  33. Welcome from Virginia, USA!

    Welcome from Virginia, USA!
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    Merry Christmas to everyone!

    Merry Christmas to everyone!
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    Not sure if shameless plug (which worked) or a...

    Not sure if shameless plug (which worked) or a hint to a homing pigeon Dutch hook conspiracy for resale. :glare:
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    Awesome. congrats! My You're-snoring-get-out...

    Awesome. congrats! My You're-snoring-get-out bed was torn down a couple months ago. Sadly, the mattress is sitting against the wall looking very lonely. My wife made me hold onto it in case I...
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    I'll have to double check my schedule when I get...

    I'll have to double check my schedule when I get home, but I'm definitely down with freezing my butt off (except in the hammock). I need to play with my new loco libre quilts anyway.
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    Both offer great shipping rates and some of the...

    Both offer great shipping rates and some of the fastest shipping available.



    Pre-Christmas rush must have him slowing down. I swear on my last order I used to shipment email to figure out...
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    Thanks for voicing some of your and the mods'...

    Thanks for voicing some of your and the mods' reasons behind the change. Reading through the few responses, it seems we can understand and be agreement with regards to the number of sale of items in...
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    It's also not a headlamp anymore. It's a...

    It's also not a headlamp anymore. It's a Ridgeline lighting system.
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    Wow. That is some amazing craftsmenship and...

    Wow. That is some amazing craftsmenship and ingenuity. I like the serape idea!
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    I'll add my voice that doesn't matter to the mix...

    I'll add my voice that doesn't matter to the mix as well. It seems like this is a solution to a problem that never existed. Granted, this is a hammock centric forum, but it's hard to have a center...
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    Welcome from Virginia! You've got some great...

    Welcome from Virginia! You've got some great country up there!
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    Welcome from the Richmond area. Both are great...

    Welcome from the Richmond area. Both are great hammocks. You really can't go wrong. I've own a WBBB and a Roaming Gnome. I don't really use either much though. I switched to a removable net for...
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    Welcome from just north of Richmond! There's a...

    Welcome from just north of Richmond! There's a lot of Virginians around.
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    I recently switched to sleeping in a hammock full...

    I recently switched to sleeping in a hammock full time at home and spent a lot of time searching for stands since I live in a (very old) rental house and walls are all plaster. Most of the backyard...
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    Congrats on losing the weight and gaining a new...

    Congrats on losing the weight and gaining a new tarp. I learned long ago that my wife is probably right (don't tell her that though). Try as I might, I can't seem to get too caught in the Cuben...
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    This is seriously better than...

    This is seriously better than Christmas.....assuming they're out to the rest of us by Christmas! :lol:
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    Poll: Define good winter weather. ;) I think (read:...

    Define good winter weather. ;)

    I think (read: hope) we'll get a lot more participation that way. I know I'm in for one.
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    Poll: My only point of concern is the weekend in...

    My only point of concern is the weekend in particular. Being Valentine's Day weekend, you may see nothing but a bunch of single or soon-to-be-single :scared: folks. While my wife would let me, it'd...
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