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    I actually got myself a Chameleon right after...

    I actually got myself a Chameleon right after Christmas and an awesome Loco Libre UQ, and have passed my hammock setup on to Squeaker! Thanks for thinking of us Vicki!


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    Squeaker and I are hoping to make it again this...

    Squeaker and I are hoping to make it again this Spring! She had a blast at our first hang in the Fall. Waiting to find out my wifeís schedule around then, because she usually takes her 4th grade...
  3. Squeaker and I are planning to do a little...

    Squeaker and I are planning to do a little hiking. Not sure how far her little 5yo legs will go, but sheís excited to do some more AT miles! Weíll be heading out shortly, and should arrive around...
  4. Absolutely do. Will bring her hammock, and also...

    Absolutely do. Will bring her hammock, and also our tent, just incase she has other desires. Sheís a fickle 5 year old. [emoji23]


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  5. My daughter will be super excited to hear this. ...

    My daughter will be super excited to hear this. [emoji3590]


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  6. You are all so awesome! If nothing else, Iíll...

    You are all so awesome! If nothing else, Iíll give her my UQ and jerry-rig a sleeping bag as a UQ for my setup. (Or just revert back to my HH sleeping pad if needed.)


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  7. I do have a spare set of straps, but she only has...

    I do have a spare set of straps, but she only has her own little lounging hammock. Iíve had it on the list to make/get her a camping setup, itís just been back burner.

    Made her a down TQ earlier...
  8. Her and I talked about this extensively. She...

    Her and I talked about this extensively. She wants to hang, but doesnít want to sleep with me. Since Iíve only got one setup, I am bringing our tent too, just in case! [emoji23]


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  9. Iím getting stoked for this. And all the raffle...

    Iím getting stoked for this. And all the raffle items are just making me even more excited!!!


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  10. There may be tears...mine or hers...probably...

    There may be tears...mine or hers...probably both.[emoji23][emoji16][emoji2958]


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  11. She's a diehard LittleFoot fan too. If...

    She's a diehard LittleFoot fan too. If LittleFoot does it, she wants to do it! :D
  12. Count me and my munchkin in! Our first MAHHA,...

    Count me and my munchkin in! Our first MAHHA, and her first legit hammock trip. Looking forward to meeting everyone!!
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    Eastern PA Hammock and FFing?

    Anyone in the Eastern PA area do any hammocking and fly fishing in tandem? Looking to shake off years (15) of fly rust and get back into it. Figured why not combine it with my other favorite thing,...
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    Okay....this is pretty awesome! Great way to...

    Okay....this is pretty awesome! Great way to solve the problem, and create a little "family space" in the middle! Hope once my little ones are older and want to hang with dad, I remember this post...
  15. You mean I don't have to mine for naturally...

    You mean I don't have to mine for naturally occurring Amsteel and Dutch Bling?? But that just takes all the fun out of it for me!! :lol:
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    Welcome from SE PA. Would love to do the...

    Welcome from SE PA. Would love to do the thru-hike...but it likely wont be a possibility until retirement. Unfortunately, by the time I am able to retire...the retirement age will be 350 years...
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    This looks like a great hike! I'd assume there...

    This looks like a great hike! I'd assume there are plenty of places to (legally) hang? May have to take a closer look at this one!
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    Welcome from SE PA. I'm not that far from the...

    Welcome from SE PA. I'm not that far from the AT...but sadly life has not afforded me the time to "take a hike". One of these days though.......
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    Not a bad fix though. Probably quicker than...

    Not a bad fix though. Probably quicker than readjusting the hang points, depending on your set-up.
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    In that last image, you can see the start of this...

    In that last image, you can see the start of this thread on the screen of the tablet. Are you sure we aren't getting sucked into the Matrix now?

    If I still lugged a laptop around to and from...
  21. Thread: CYB

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    Cat cuts aren't that difficult. biggest tip is...

    Cat cuts aren't that difficult. biggest tip is to just take your time, and let the machine do its thing. Don't try to force the fabric, and don't try to pull it through (though a little tension is...
  22. Thread: CYB

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    Ripstop by the roll has some great...

    Ripstop by the roll has some great info/instructions for tarps. But essentially, it's that simple. Hem the ridge, hem the edges, add tie-outs. Down and dirty.
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    You guys are awesome! Lemme know when you get...

    You guys are awesome! Lemme know when you get Hunter Tartan plaid, and I'll have me some new snake skins :lol:
  24. So back to the RL length discussion. All finger...

    So back to the RL length discussion. All finger guns aside, I used the UH Calculator yesterday to hang my finished DIY 11' hammock, 108" fixed RL. Based on the input, I was told to set the anchors...
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    This is probably the most accurate thing I have...

    This is probably the most accurate thing I have ever read!


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    Here I thought I was the only one! Welcome...

    Here I thought I was the only one!

    Welcome from SE PA!
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    Looks great! How long is it? They look quite...

    Looks great! How long is it? They look quite comfy.


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    The excitement oozes from his post. Or he just...

    The excitement oozes from his post. Or he just enjoys yelling?

    Either way, welcome from SE PA!
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    This looks great Kit! Once I get a few sleeps in...

    This looks great Kit! Once I get a few sleeps in my set-up, I may have to lobby the comptroller to release fundage for this as the next project!
  30. Got the chance to hang the finished product...

    Got the chance to hang the finished product today, and test her out? Super comfy, and the netting is perfect! Just gotta find that sweet-spot for hanging, so the ridge line stays somewhat taught. ...
  31. Ripstop By The Roll Pre-cut Hex12 tarp kit

    Kit, your corners/hems are so much nicer than mine...but I went for functional vs. aesthetics! Haha

    Sawg: this was my first time using a thread injector in about 17 years. It was extremely easy,...
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    What I gather from your misfortune, is to hold on...

    What I gather from your misfortune, is to hold on the the excess bug netting I just trimmed off my DIY hammock, in case I too have this problem occur! I shall fold it and store it away for that sad...
  33. +1 to this also Did this once...and my...

    +1 to this also

    Did this once...and my neighbor's granddaughter fake shot me before I even got to lay in my hammock. So be careful who you draw your finger gun around. You might not make it!
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    Welcome from SE PA!!

    Welcome from SE PA!!
  35. Welcome from SE PA!!

    Welcome from SE PA!!
  36. DIY double layer HH clone with removable bug-netting

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    Finally done with my DL HH clone and pre-cut Hex12 tarp from RSBTR! Gotta say, I'm impressed with the whole set-up. ...
  37. I actually made mine by making 7" square and...

    I actually made mine by making 7" square and cutting on the diagonal. Worked out perfectly!


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  38. Finally got mine up! Love it! Just need to get a...

    Finally got mine up! Love it! Just need to get a better ridgeline. FYI, masons line is horrible! ( but it's what I had laying...
  39. Mine took me about 6-8 hours (working mostly at...

    Mine took me about 6-8 hours (working mostly at night). Don't know about others....but I had a hell of a time trying to stitch the HD300 to the Silpoly with out creating bunching. Found out that...
  40. Haha! Well played! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Haha! Well played!


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  41. Looks great. Finished mine the other day...but...

    Looks great. Finished mine the other day...but while trying to set it up, my 2 yo decided it was better to try and run through/climb it. So I nixed set-up until I have time without her wonderful...
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    I'd have to agree with Goat here. Anything I've...

    I'd have to agree with Goat here. Anything I've ever DYI'd has been for the shear point that it is something I've don't myself. I am also an avid home brewer, and have cloned several well known...
  43. Installing a Ridgeline in my DIY DL Hammock, need some help.

    I've apparently hit a mental block, and cannot seem to finagle my way around it.

    The body of my DIY double layer HH clone is complete, and I quick threw a ridgeline on it to give it a test lay. I...
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    Sticky: Squeaker is the nickname I gave my daughter (now...

    Squeaker is the nickname I gave my daughter (now 2 years old) her first nights after she was born...because all she did was squeak. Turtle is what she is certain her little sibling will be when it...
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    Looks great! Just finishes my std Hex 12 but...

    Looks great! Just finishes my std Hex 12 but RBTR, but my wife has no thread injector experience, so I was on my own! Haha
  46. Finished my silpoly hex12 tarp yesterday night,...

    Finished my silpoly hex12 tarp yesterday night, and the main body of my double layer DIY today (still need to do the bug netting). My word is this thing comfy!! My blanks were 130x68 when I started,...
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    Thanks...she has her :cursing: moments, but she...

    Thanks...she has her :cursing: moments, but she keeps me on my toes. With #2 due in Dec...I need to get my stuff done before then! But this thing was SO EASY! Now if only I could get my silpoly...
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    First DYI winner!!

    So I decided to take the plunge and do a DYI hammock/tarp for myself. While discussing with SWMBO....my daughter (2 yo) began asking continuously for a hammock. So I purchased enough materials for...
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    My daughter's hammock is nearly done! Some finishing touches and it'll be ready for it's maiden voyage!

    Took me about 1.5 hours, most of which was me relearning my way around...
  50. I am doing a double layer. Ecstatic that all my...

    I am doing a double layer. Ecstatic that all my goodies arrived yesterday, and set about making Whoopie Slings.

    I think the best way to figure out the head/foot transition is to just pin it out...
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