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    Its about 3.25 miles down. The climb out is more...

    Its about 3.25 miles down. The climb out is more challenging, but not a problem. A winter hang should be awesome down in the canyon. The ice hangs off of the walls and it is breathtaking.
  2. square knot (not the granny!) Its simple, you...

    square knot (not the granny!) Its simple, you know it when you see it, and its not too bad to untie. A small stick whittled down into a fid will help if need be. Sheet bend onto the loose ties is...
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    I usually go about 1.5 to 2x diameters for the...

    I usually go about 1.5 to 2x diameters for the length when I whip rope ends and sail bags. Bosum taught me that a long time ago.
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    Went through the same thing. Just finished the...

    Went through the same thing. Just finished the doxycycline last week. I had a tick hanging out in my navel and I completely missed it for 48 hours. You cannot be too careful. Spotted fever...
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    Iron on fabric tape ...

    Iron on fabric tape ...
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    What about that iron on fabric tape? That stuff...

    What about that iron on fabric tape? That stuff is really strong on my jackets and such.
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    Just order a 48" 30 deg. UQ. Really excited...

    Just order a 48" 30 deg. UQ. Really excited about the weight savings! Good luck with the career. Its never too late to get that MBA.
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    +1 along with marlinspike hitch and tautline hitch

    +1 along with marlinspike hitch and tautline hitch
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    Look at the 25" waffle pad at Walmart

    Look at the 25" waffle pad at Walmart
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    two 4 inch thumbsized hickory sticks, debarked...

    two 4 inch thumbsized hickory sticks, debarked and whittled down to silky smoothness
  11. For a quick trial run, hang an inexpensive...

    For a quick trial run, hang an inexpensive ultralite hammock (like a wallyworld or byer travelight) underneath your hammock and slip the pad in between. hang the underhammock from the overhammock's...
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    airbags

    Many many airbags are nylon 6,6. I work with airbag consultants on a regular basis. Gen 2 airbags emit a cooler gas mixture and don't need the exotic bag material. It only has to last for one...
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    I like the waxed nylon line from the fishing...

    I like the waxed nylon line from the fishing section that is used for static trotlines. Smaller than paracord, very strong and inexpensive.
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    Straps

    Harbor Freight, Cam buckle straps with yellow polyester webbing. Says so on the package. About $8.00 for 4 -14 ft straps. Use bolt cutters, cut off the cam buckle and use the existing sewn loop. ...
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    Scored 2 for $10 each! Weight is very...

    Scored 2 for $10 each! Weight is very reasonable. Can't wait to use these
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    I'm in. Thanks for throwing in.

    I'm in. Thanks for throwing in.
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    Bigger shockcord!! Short lengths and small cord...

    Bigger shockcord!! Short lengths and small cord for suspension. The small shockcord will not hold any more than the UL UQ's, hence gaps and CBS. Keep fiddling!
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    Perforated CCF

    Brooks Range uses about a 4" grid inside of their inflatable pad's open cell foam. After reading my heat transfer books ( haven't done the math yet), I get the impression that 1/4" holes would be...
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    Perforating CCF pads

    No more lurking, I was wondering if anyone has cut multiple perforations in a ccf pad? If you laminated a space blanket and then perforated, you may be able to ease the condensation issue, gain a...
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    Snugpak used doubled paracord to hang their...

    Snugpak used doubled paracord to hang their bugfree model a couple of years back. I tried it and it works, but with a lot of stretch that requires a bit of adjusting. 1/4" Polyester rope worked much...
  21. Mine was done with athe channels in the end, ENO...

    Mine was done with athe channels in the end, ENO style. For the price and size, you can always change it in an hour or so. For a DIY experimenter, it is an ideal prototype canvas. Try to stick...
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    Windscreen

    Big Disposable Turkey roasting pans! Soon to be in great abundance.
  23. tangled lines

    Figure8 then whip the bundle with the last 10 inches of line
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    +2 on BAmaman's suggestion. Did the same thing...

    +2 on BAmaman's suggestion. Did the same thing with my Hammock Bliss Mosquito Free
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    DIY Hammock option

    For a no bug net mode, I made my own from a tablecloth. 10-1/2 ft long and 60 inches wide. Nothing else that I own lies as well. It was $12 and and an hour of sewing the the end channels. Hems...
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    Sticky: Whats in a name?

    Metalhanger

    Metallurgist who hangs

    Actually a materials engineer, but metals analysis takes up a lot of my time.
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    Kidney stones on the AT

    Ouch!
    As one who could not pass his kidney stone while on the trail I felt that all the way here in Alabam. My stone started moving while on the trail and I dealt with trying to pass it for the...
  28. Cheaha Turnipseed

    Sorry I missed this one. I had elder training at the church on Saturday and my hiking bud bailed on me. Catch you next time. I won't get another chance to hang until end of November.
  29. Wow. That thing looks big enough to make a...

    Wow. That thing looks big enough to make a pretty effective TQ or maybe 2 UQ's?
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    Ridgeline issues

    I got rid of the calf ridge (rib) by undoing the whipping and sewing a channel like the Byer Traveller Lite. On a tablecloth hammock, it worked great and has become the goto hammock for dayhikes.
  31. Thread: Bug Net

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    Permethrin sources

    Look at BedBug chemicals in the grocery or drugstore or some such place that sells antipest stuff. They use permethrin in these solution.
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    Sticky: I know it's boring, but I am a metallurgist who...

    I know it's boring, but I am a metallurgist who hangs
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    UQ supplies

    Check out Downlite for bulk down in one pound lots. Best prices that I have found.
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    Turnipseed has a lot going for it, in terms of a...

    Turnipseed has a lot going for it, in terms of a group hang. I have classes every Saturday in October, but I'll play hooky for the right hang and getting to meet the southern contingent.
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    Backpacking trails

    The Cumberland Trail, Walls of Jericho, Cloud Canyon, Sipsey River. You are in backpack central in Chatt.
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    Jericho Hang

    Me and the buds are thinking about a hang at Walls of Jericho on 28-29 Sept., but have not organized anything yet. Its only a 3 mile hike in, pretty much downhill all the way. If there are enough...
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    Hip replacement hanging

    Gringo, know how you feel. I am 54 with two hip replacements, one on each side. If you can bring yourself to do it, get the hip replacements. They'll change your life if you work the rehab hard...
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    Chinook 9x12

    The middle tie out works well for a pull out on a ground setup like a half wedge. But to be fair, I never used it on mine while hanging.
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    Sticky: cheap netted hammock

    Get the Mosquito Free Hammock bliss or the noseeum hammock bliss. They are a full 10' long and 60" wide. Been using one for two years and I weigh 250 when I started. No worries. You used to be...
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    Names

    How about

    Longbow and Strongbow?
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    Welcome from another newbie

    You're in the right place. The Alabama contingent needs to plan a group hang at Jericho or Sipsey River sometime. Its getting hot, but that's when hammocks shine.
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    Pad hole poking

    -scrap piece of 1/2" steel conduit, about 6 inches long
    -sharpen the end with a grinder
    -mark the pad, staggered rows. holes about 2-3 inches on center, 2 inches will breathe better
    -place pad on...
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    Marlinspike seamanship

    In other words, good with rope and knots and other sailory stuff.

    After 21 years in the Navy and reserves, knots are second nature. The way I see it you need the following for a variety of...
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    The Alps pad and the surplus military are...

    The Alps pad and the surplus military are similar, but the military is wider at 24 inches. I second the observation on the Alps as it is more flexible and does not seem to sweat as much.
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