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    Let's talk about prusiks

    The rule of thumb is that the prussic knot needs use a smaller diameter rope to work properly. A lot of the time you can "get by" using and extra wrap or two.
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    Hi from the Great White North!

    Welcome from Nova Scotia
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    the Canadian Scout Shop carries Hennessy now :)

    the Canadian Scout Shop carries Hennessy now :)
  4. Tapatalk allows it and makes it easy too :)

    Tapatalk allows it and makes it easy too :)
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    It's tough to tell for sure. Over a foot I would...

    It's tough to tell for sure. Over a foot I would say but it's drifting pretty good. I didn't get out to the woods but I did give my fancy feast stove a winter test while I shoveled the driveway :)
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    It's just hitting us now here in Nova Scotia. The...

    It's just hitting us now here in Nova Scotia. The high winds may keep me out of the woods :( but I will keep my hopes up... Great pics :)
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    +1 on cams. They are more expensive than rock...

    +1 on cams. They are more expensive than rock nuts but cover a lot more sizes. They are fairly easy to set and remove but keep in mind that all gear is prone to failure if used improperly. That being...
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    I've got a HH expedition asym zip, 2 gathered end...

    I've got a HH expedition asym zip, 2 gathered end DIYs, one double layer gathered end DIY, and a Double layer DIY with full zipped in bug net, foot box and shelf. :) and I still need to make a few...
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    Poll: I used to roll right. Then I made a DIY BB. Now I...

    I used to roll right. Then I made a DIY BB. Now I roll left. Although that wasn't the plan wen I laid it out...lol
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    3/16 is stronger than 7/64. You have no worries....

    3/16 is stronger than 7/64. You have no worries. My sons hammock uses 3/16 cause I got it for free. I'd have to check to see the length of bury but it sounds like plenty to me. :)
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    I've got a candle lantern that I used extensively...

    I've got a candle lantern that I used extensively when I was un-enlightened and still sleeping on the ground. Since hanging I have had it hang directly from my whoopies a couple nights. The lantern I...
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    Cool night hanging.

    This looks like a cool group hang :)
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  13. It could be that you need to change the angle of...

    It could be that you need to change the angle of hang a bit. I have an expedition as well as several DIY hammocks. I found with my Hennessy if my head was too high I wouldn't have any foot space. If...
  14. So far for me it would be my DL WBBB inspired...

    So far for me it would be my DL WBBB inspired DIY. It was my 4th DIY. It's got a full zip in bug net with zippers down both sides so I can tie it up out of the way in the winter. It's a bit bigger...
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    When I made my full length DIY UQ from a poncho...

    When I made my full length DIY UQ from a poncho liner and a summer sleeping bag I did make it more "Football" shape (with a little Asym shape). It works awesome. Actually it works so well that it is...
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    I sleep on my side most nights. I have in my HH...

    I sleep on my side most nights. I have in my HH expedition Asym Zip as well as a couple DIY gathered end hammocks. The most comfortable has been my DIY with a foot box although I think they have all...
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    I use the guide tarp (silnylon) and I love it. It...

    I use the guide tarp (silnylon) and I love it. It is bigger than the scout. There is a MEC local to me so that was part of the decision. The grommets are reinforced. MEC stands behind everything they...
  18. Any word on shipping to Canada from the new site?

    Any word on shipping to Canada from the new site?
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    I just daisy chain the rest (I guess it's...

    I just daisy chain the rest (I guess it's actually called a chain sinnet). It's keeps it up out of the way all nice and neat and it's quick to pull it out if needed
  20. I tie a slippery half hitch...same with my...

    I tie a slippery half hitch...same with my whoopies and excess line on my tarp ridge line .
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    Any specific sites better than others?

    Any specific sites better than others?
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    Anybody hang at Laurie park?

    Anybody hang at Laurie park?
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    Welcome from the east coast

    Welcome from the east coast
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    Bluenose climbers has a DIY fleece lined hammock....

    Bluenose climbers has a DIY fleece lined hammock. He has used it as an uq for one of his venturers, has used it fleece in in the spring and fall without an uq and fleece out in the summer ( all this...
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    Welcome from the east coast. The HH expedition...

    Welcome from the east coast. The HH expedition asym zip was my first hammock just over a year ago :) now we have 5 hammocks in the house and counting :shades:
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    :lol: that would be cool but a little more setup...

    :lol: that would be cool but a little more setup than I am hoping for this weekend. I am hoping for a "light and fast" setup...or as light as I can be with 2 three year olds ;)
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    Where to Hang in Nova Scotia

    So I'm trying to get the wife to go camping this weekend. It would be her second overnight in her hammock and her first outside (first night she hung in a lodge...it wasnt a great setup). I am...
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    That's what I did after the first weekend of...

    That's what I did after the first weekend of WBII. I was stuck in a field...the next weekend in the same field I was hanging :) it poured rain the second weekend but I was high and dry :D
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    When I head to a scout camp I toss my turtle lady...

    When I head to a scout camp I toss my turtle lady stand in the back of my truck just in case...Scout camps are notorious for "field" camps. That's what initiated the building of this :)...
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    Funny...I never had this happen until just before...

    Funny...I never had this happen until just before I read this thread yesterday. I was setting up two hammocks off of two trees. I got mine all set up no problem. When I set up the wife's I gave it a...
  31. baby steps... my wife thought i was nuts for...

    baby steps... my wife thought i was nuts for hammock camping...then the kids started asking for them...then i made her one but just got her to try it for 5 minutes in the back yard...she didnt seem...
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    shipping would be a killer :lol:

    shipping would be a killer :lol:
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    If i could get the $$$ to make one it would be...

    If i could get the $$$ to make one it would be great for my family...before the end of the summer we will have 8 in hammocks :)

    They are a great bunch of teens. They aren't afraid of hard...
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    Here are a couple pictures of the Dome at this...

    Here are a couple pictures of the Dome at this years Eco-Endurance Challenge (E2C) as well as a video of the tear down of the Dome. The top Cap of the dome still needs to be completed but they wanted...
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    Hmmm...seems to be my zing it supply too...that...

    Hmmm...seems to be my zing it supply too...that is...from bluenose climbers work ;)
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    I only had a couple minutes before I had to tear...

    I only had a couple minutes before I had to tear everything down but just a little tweak on the height of the foot vs. head and checking the angle seemed to fix everything. I think my issues arose...
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    I spent last night in my new DIY DL hammock with...

    I spent last night in my new DIY DL hammock with foot box. When I first set it up I didnt have a calf ridge but I did last night. I will have to try some of the suggestions here and see what I can...
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    So tonight we are trying out the spreader bars....

    So tonight we are trying out the spreader bars. Mine are made from 5/8" Baltic birch plywood. I placed them on the tree straps at the "Dutch buckles" (not real ones but they work the same). There are...
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    Here is our setup for tonight. Hopefully we will...

    Here is our setup for tonight. Hopefully we will be warm. It's only 4c right now (39F)
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    Me and my 10 year old son are sleeping out in the...

    Me and my 10 year old son are sleeping out in the back yard tonight. We are gonna try to have both hammocks under one tarp...just as an experiment. The real test is of his insulation. Next weekend we...
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    I just finished mine.(DIY DOuble layer with foot...

    I just finished mine.(DIY DOuble layer with foot box and zipped in bug net) I made it a little longer (135" for the material length). I skipped sewing on the 8" piece on the zipper side (as my...
  42. The emblem is the MacKinnon Clan crest. My mom is...

    The emblem is the MacKinnon Clan crest. My mom is a MacKinnon and I have it as a tattoo. It comes as no surprise to those who know me that I have a kilt :eek: and now have a DIY camo hiking kilt...
  43. Here's my step daughter in her hammock....with...

    Here's my step daughter in her hammock....with her little sister (one of the twins) I still need to make a hammock for her, her twin sister and two of their brothers :scared:...
  44. That looks like a good setup. I might just have...

    That looks like a good setup. I might just have to try that on my DIY WBBB tribute (actually I think it's more of a hack than tribute :lol: ) I am just now in the process of adding the tie outs. The...
  45. I had to switch from my ipad to my macbook to get...

    I had to switch from my ipad to my macbook to get these to load...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34682&d=1335111674...
  46. DIY DOuble layer with foot box and zipped in bug net

    So I had ordered a bunch of stuff from DIYgearsupply (http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/). I made my step daughter a 1.1 oz hammock with stretch sides for her birthday. She loves it :). I wanted to...
  47. This weekend we were at cub camp. The cubs were...

    This weekend we were at cub camp. The cubs were out in tents and I was in my hammock. The other leaders were sleeping in the lodge...on the floor. I said "do you mind if I use your hammock instead of...
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    Well after many issues with my paypal account I...

    Well after many issues with my paypal account I finally got my order. Scott was very patient and helpful and Even with all my issues and a delay at the border I still got my order before my...
  49. sweet :) thats just the idea I needed for my...

    sweet :) thats just the idea I needed for my better half....still trying to convince her to try sleeping in her hammock :D
  50. nice site :) love the new layout.

    nice site :) love the new layout.
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