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    It's frequent enough to have a friaje (cold...

    It's frequent enough to have a friaje (cold front) come through, but don't worry, no one is suffering. You wrap up in your alpaca blanket and everything is fine. We'd have days where it was 100...
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    I can't take credit for it. Someone in some long...

    I can't take credit for it. Someone in some long ago quilting circle came up with the idea, and it's a keeper.
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    Quillow top quilt

    I can't recall seeing anyone ever mention this setup, but this is my favorite type of top quilt.

    For non-quilters out there, a Quillow is a quilt with a square sewn into the bottom middle of the...
  4. Puddle stomping! Bring extra towels...

    Puddle stomping! Bring extra towels...
  5. Arrival time depends on traffic. It looks like...

    Arrival time depends on traffic. It looks like there will be others coming early, too. I think they'll be plenty of company.
  6. >> Is anyone going a day early? I'm hoping to...

    >> Is anyone going a day early?

    I'm hoping to come out on Thursday. I expect to be there around noon to 1.
  7. They tolerate ground dwellers nicely. Don't put a...

    They tolerate ground dwellers nicely. Don't put a tent between a nice set of trees, but there is room for tents, and usually are a few around.
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    I have one similar to this. All my SA Hammocks...

    I have one similar to this. All my SA Hammocks run between 11 and 13 feet long. The beds are about 9-10 feet, the rest are the clews. It works well with them, but the longer ones are pretty low to...
  9. I played with this concept a lot for a three week...

    I played with this concept a lot for a three week kayak trip last year, where my sister was joining me and I wanted to split one stand's parts to be used between two people (not the tensa, but my...
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    Sounds interesting!

    Sounds interesting!
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    I'd like to keep it as is, too. I got approved...

    I'd like to keep it as is, too. I got approved for vacation.
  12. Separate cars!

    Separate cars!
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    This coupling is not long enough to stabilize the...

    This coupling is not long enough to stabilize the joint. There's less than an inch of pipe inserted, and the joint itself is not that strong. I wouldn't trust it.
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    I put in for time off from work; hoping to make...

    I put in for time off from work; hoping to make it to this one this year. Have kayak will paddle, I hope!
  15. Q: For outdoor hanging, would expect that adding...

    Q: For outdoor hanging, would expect that adding spikes to the legs would help with stability. Anybody try this yet??

    Haven't needed that at all, but then I haven't had little kids swinging from...
  16. I have a 10 foot ridge pole and use 10-11 foot...

    I have a 10 foot ridge pole and use 10-11 foot hammocks. For the 11 foot hammocks, I've hung on 5 foot poles but had to snug the hammock up to the top pole. Six footers should do the job for almost...
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    I'm mulling over how to make this this shorter more easily transported yet still robust.
    It would cost an additional about $30, but you can buy straight connectors from a tarp-tent supply place,...
  18. I'd be interested, one to three people.

    I'd be interested, one to three people.
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    from the foot end of the gathered end hammock to...

    from the foot end of the gathered end hammock to about 1/3 of the way out the ridgeline, using a prusik there to tension as needed.
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    What material is the button made of? That's got...

    What material is the button made of? That's got to take a lot of stress, and I could see it breaking at the button holes if the material is not strong enough.
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    I've been noticing that the angle of the stand at...

    I've been noticing that the angle of the stand at the bottom is usually pretty close to 90 degrees. This also matches with the angle of a commercial stand that I own and use. It is of this type \__/....
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    I'm wishing I can come, and may still figure out...

    I'm wishing I can come, and may still figure out how to do it, but I do have a number of different kinds of pie irons. All are The Rome brand. I'd suggest sticking with those. I have a double...
  23. I added a center pole to my first tarp using a...

    I added a center pole to my first tarp using a quick mod to test it out and I'm still using the same method many years later because it transfers easily to all my tarps. The poles need to extend a...
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    The snugpak is a little heavy, so if you use the...

    The snugpak is a little heavy, so if you use the snaps, you might need a heavier-duty snap or use more of them. I've use them on a lighter (down) UQ and it works just fine. I like the lengthwise...
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    I have one like that, but I have a gathered end...

    I have one like that, but I have a gathered end hammocks. On mine, the bar at the bottom is two sections. I was able to make it work by removing one of the sections. On a long spread, the attachment...
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    You said it. I came from a water bed before this,...

    You said it. I came from a water bed before this, and it's the only thing that comes close to that kind of comfort. I can't sleep bananad, though.
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    I flop around like a fish all night long, even in...

    I flop around like a fish all night long, even in a bed. I could never buy a dedicated-lay hammock. Any gathered end of sufficient length and wider than a single will do. The only time I have trouble...
  28. Awesome setup. If you look around and "persist",...

    Awesome setup. If you look around and "persist", there are so many alternative options to getting it done.
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    Fixed Ridgeline and hang angle

    when I'm hanging from a longer distance than usual I find it easier 2 eliminate the Ridgeline. otherwise, it causes calf Ridge.
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    Honestly, you can hand sew a fold around whatever...

    Honestly, you can hand sew a fold around whatever quilt-sized thing you have and it will work fine. There's not a whole lot of stress on the stitching. Especially for a summer quilt, find some kind...
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    You'll need something if the air temperature is...

    You'll need something if the air temperature is below body temperature, especially if there is any air movement. But I often drop the underquilt and switch to wrapping up in a pile sleeping bag in...
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    great post. subbed to your blog. Brings back...

    great post. subbed to your blog. Brings back memories of when I was in that area. Bolivia was one of my favorite South American countries. The people of the countryside were wonderful and the food...
  33. Thread: 2018 MAHA

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    Oh, I surely will. Maine is a favorite...

    Oh, I surely will. Maine is a favorite destination. I've been hoping to get to some of the northeast hangs at some point. Now I have reason to try harder.
  34. Thread: 2018 MAHA

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    I won the buck saw and I've been showing it off...

    I won the buck saw and I've been showing it off to all my jealous friends. The craftsmanship is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you come up with for next year! I'm sure my luck has run out,...
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    I don't double hang very often, but I've used...

    I don't double hang very often, but I've used 3/4" pvc with Tees and it worked fine. When there is push along the bar, it also sways, so unless you are actively swinging against each other, the...
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    I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    Check Woot, too. I think your money is good...

    Check Woot, too. I think your money is good there. I got a Twisted Root Designs double which is pretty close to 11 feet and very comfortable material. I like it a lot. Materials vary so much that...
  38. Twisted Root Designs Double Hammock - nice kit, but nasty cheap carabiners

    Heads up if anyone is considering buying a Twisted Root Design hammock.

    I just received a Twisted Root Designs Double Hammock from an Amazon sale and was very pleased with the setup. I either make...
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    If weight is not an option: a couple inches of...

    If weight is not an option: a couple inches of PVC pipe in a diameter that will fit the pole, just barely. Glue on end cap. Drill a hole or two in the other end of the PVC (two holes helps cordage...
  40. I'm still hoping to make it. At least the driving...

    I'm still hoping to make it. At least the driving in snow issue seems to be moot. As long as work falls into place, I'm gonna try to get there, but can only do one night. Again, someone has other...
  41. I got a synthetic quilt slightly longer than a...

    I got a synthetic quilt slightly longer than a Costco down throw at Kmart for $15 dollars. It had a nylon outer. They called it a stadium quilt, I think. Easy to hand stitch an edge channel all the...
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    I doubt if down would really migrate much around...

    I doubt if down would really migrate much around the ends of the baffles, even if not sewn closed. There won't be much of a gap there. I'm just going to start building the thing and then see what it...
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    Thanks. I guess I need to decide whether I may...

    Thanks. I guess I need to decide whether I may want to shift down at some point, or keep down from shifting. Back to thinking....
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    Underquilt - connecting baffle ends?

    When finishing an underquilt with regular baffles, do you close the baffles at the ends? Either gather them into the seam or sew to the edge of the underquilt, or do you let them open at the ends....
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    Welcome! Just go for it. Slowly. Fix things as...

    Welcome! Just go for it. Slowly. Fix things as they pop up. Shake down practice in the back yard or in the front room. It'll all come together. Most of us have changed things a million times as we...
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    Made it easily last night from -14c down to -21c...

    Made it easily last night from -14c down to -21c with a wind chill of -32c (7,-6,-25F). Temp wasn't a PB, but the wind chill added is.

    No tarp, winds weren't constant, but when they blew you knew...
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    I have two sets and I use them all the time. They...

    I have two sets and I use them all the time. They are light weight, very strong, well made and pretty versatile. I often just becket hitch the end to my hammock loops. I've used the loops to hang my...
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    We're looking at -6 or below tonight here. At...

    We're looking at -6 or below tonight here. At least I'm hoping. We've had a lot of days lately where be barely made it to the twenties. It's been fun for playing around with gear, but not so much for...
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    Me, too on the PR, tonight. The wind has died...

    Me, too on the PR, tonight. The wind has died down now and I'm definitely going to deploy the tarp this afternoon. I've also had good luck moving fleece or wool pieces around to different areas to...
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about the suspension. When I...

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the suspension. When I first got it and hooked it up, I decided to change that up right away to make it snug up better to my hammock. I just re-threaded the end suspensions to...
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