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  1. Thread: Sag

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    I have a spectra ridgeline in my hammock, and...

    I have a spectra ridgeline in my hammock, and whoopies connecting the hammock to the ridgeline, so I can tighten up or loosen to adjust what is sort of an "adjustable fixed ridgeline". Its really...
  2. Thread: Rain sleeve

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    Hi Dr and welcome to the site. I see this is your...

    Hi Dr and welcome to the site. I see this is your first post, I am flattered. Anyway If I get your drift, you mean something that can basically rotate around the hammock. If that were the case what...
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    Eagle creek/Whatum Lake this weekend

    HEY Saturday is the first day of May! Will we meet on Saturday and head up to Whatum Lake? Up Eagle creek... And will this be a one day hike up, Saturday night at Whatum and one day back down?...
  4. Thread: Rain sleeve

    by Jim S
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    I finally got all of the material to build my...

    I finally got all of the material to build my "rain sleeve" but I find that my ideas and needs have changed since I started, however there may be something of value for someone.;)...
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    Since you asked climbers - if I was gonna do it,...

    Since you asked climbers - if I was gonna do it, I'd take a couple of cams.:) Many nut type things don't stay in place without a load on them. Look at the rock and determine the size of the cracks...
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    The mummy Big Agnes does fit a hammock much...

    The mummy Big Agnes does fit a hammock much better and mine stays pretty well in place, however my butt gets cold on it in a hammock below freezing. I put foam under and that helps, especially around...
  7. Thread: Ground cloth?

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    I remember when ground clothes were made of ummm,...

    I remember when ground clothes were made of ummm, cloth:D, canvas that is.:eek:
    Jim S
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    SGT Rock In the Douglas fir (rain forests) in...

    SGT Rock
    In the Douglas fir (rain forests) in Oregon 2.5 foot diameter tees 20 feet, or more, apart is normal. The smaller "shrubs" in the forest can't support a hammock. Oh and try lighting a fire...
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    My tree huggers of 1/2 inch webbing weigh 4 oz,...

    My tree huggers of 1/2 inch webbing weigh 4 oz, but they are sorta long for big trees. My four foot long whoopies of 4,000 lb spectra weigh .95 oz each, the 2 foot ones weigh .5 each. There is...
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    Teedee have you tried hanging from this? I set...

    Teedee
    have you tried hanging from this? I set up the same thing last night using elastic cord doubled and a prussic knot to keep it on the cord, but it would not hold body weight in a hammock. As I...
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    Hi Trout, Welcome... you will make a fine...

    Hi Trout,
    Welcome... you will make a fine addition here, such a level headed young man:D And see, we have smileys here :scared: Shug is a nice man, but he eats too many doughnuts.:cool:
    Jim S
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    Spectra is too slippery for this to work well. I...

    Spectra is too slippery for this to work well.
    I guess this isn't anything new, so anyway use other less slippery cord to do it. SORRY :scared:
    Jim S
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    hippo it would take a lot more wind than I would...

    hippo it would take a lot more wind than I would want to hammock, in to makes this stuff buzz, HOWEVER take a hint from truckers, acouple of twists in their flat load hawling ratchet belts keeps them...
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    linear whoopie, constrictor

    ooops bad idea, sorry.
    Jim S
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    taffy, go to ebay and search on spectra rope or...

    taffy,
    go to ebay and search on spectra rope or spectracord.
    Jim S
  16. Would it have worked better if instead of cutting...

    Would it have worked better if instead of cutting the darts out, you had left the material and simply folded it over giving you a much larger area to stitch multiple passes with the thread...
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    Just a thought, my bishop bag is an old marmot...

    Just a thought,
    my bishop bag is an old marmot stuff sack and I have it rigged so it isn't at the bottom of the hammock, instead when the hammock is set up, its on the ridge line inside under my...
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    John If I understand right you used an...

    John
    If I understand right you used an underquilt as a top cover and some thin insulation under your feet and socks.

    1) Increase the insulation under your feet with a foam pad.
    2) If the blood...
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    Sticky: heres a photo of my new (for me) SLS using a...

    heres a photo of my new (for me) SLS using a whoopie on each end of the hammock, note the pull ring on each end to tighten the slack. Its all made or 4,000 pound spectra from ebay....
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    Knotty, I see what happened, I deleted the...

    Knotty,
    I see what happened, I deleted the photos frpm flicr, I can see tem on my computer but not from my wifes.
    Will reinstall, sorry.
    Jim
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    Taffy Photo replaced

    Taffy
    Photo replaced
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    whoopie and structural ridge-line

    I hope some of you find this to be of interest. I ordered 45' of 4,000 lb spectra from ebay for $9.99 + shipping and got it last night. I made a 10' (124") structural ridge-line and I show how I...
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    I suppose when I introduced myself I should have...

    I suppose when I introduced myself I should have sad that I like to generate lively debate, but intend to offend no one. I think we all need to re-look at our ideas and beliefs now and then. I am...
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    pgibson, seriously, if yer gonna camp above tree...

    pgibson,
    seriously, if yer gonna camp above tree line or in a desert where you cannot hang your hammock, get a warmlight down air mattress. Mine is huge, 80 inches long and 29 wide at the shoulder...
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    hogn8r I'm sure you probably sleep in a bed at...

    hogn8r
    I'm sure you probably sleep in a bed at home. I'm also sure that you are probably comfy sleeping in that bed, and if you could take it camping and set it up under your tarp where you would...
  26. Thread: Rain sleeve

    by Jim S
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    Ikemouser, I will never use an underquilt just...

    Ikemouser,
    I will never use an underquilt just from a philosophical perspective. I think adequate insulation in the hammock will be adequate for me. If I am out in weather cold enough for an...
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    I'm on for the first of may. Maybe we should plan...

    I'm on for the first of may. Maybe we should plan a second trip Oregon for the end of May when more parental units can go.:) At a different location.;) I have to say that the headwaters of the...
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    Hey thanks everybody, I'll be more gentle with...

    Hey thanks everybody, I'll be more gentle with the gear heads. You see I'm a former gear head. I have $10,000 worth of climbing, skiing, camping gear. Almost all of my time OUT was in the Sierras...
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    Hi All, No I'm not trolling, sorry if it seems...

    Hi All,
    No I'm not trolling, sorry if it seems that way. I am just totally amazed at all of the gear carried by hammockers and was commenting about how complex its become. I mean things get more...
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    Hammock complexity an observation

    As a newbie I may be in a better position to make some observations about changes in hammocking. In the 70s I bought a polypropylene net hammock with stretchy polypro ropes. If you had about 100...
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    It started raining here and we planted new plants...

    It started raining here and we planted new plants all weekend. The drip line was flooding the garden so I went down to Ace and bought gutters and put em up in the rain. Worst part was ice water...
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    I worked in a lab and we did work on military...

    I worked in a lab and we did work on military aircraft and had reports on lightening strikes.
    Lightening is a complex phenomenon. Often there are as many as 6 individual bolts going up and the down...
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    We dropped a 24" diameter Ponderosa in the front...

    We dropped a 24" diameter Ponderosa in the front yard. We intended for it to drop across the yard and the street. I was backing away in my Toyota with a rope attached high in the tree, when this...
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    I've been to Whatum Lake with another group...

    I've been to Whatum Lake with another group including bigfoot and food. The only thing is the trees are really big and really far apart. As in 20+ feet apart and 2-3 feet in diameter. You will need...
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    A friend of a friend was killed by lightening...

    A friend of a friend was killed by lightening when they were camped together. Their tents were about 100 yards apart in an electrical storm, and in the morning he went to his buddies tent and there...
  36. Thread: Ground Hammock

    by Jim S
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    Nice design. I have friends who hammock in the...

    Nice design. I have friends who hammock in the desert and hang between two rocks or over an arroyo. Is it stable enough to tie the back end off the ground if you find appropriate tie outs?
    Jim S
  37. Thread: Oregon hang

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    Oregon hang

    Hey you guys, how bout an Oregon hang?
    Jim S
  38. Thread: Rain sleeve

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    Plowhorse, thank you for pointing that out to...

    Plowhorse,
    thank you for pointing that out to me.
    the chrysalis is a very interesting though heavy tent. My third gen design would add about 1.5 pound to your hammock and replace all tarps and bug...
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    WV, you are correct thank you, but it no longer...

    WV, you are correct thank you, but it no longer matters to the third gen desin.

    Beep, Sorry I can't tell you the advantages except that it would also be bug proof.
    Jim S
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    Hey all you guys, thanks for the suggestions. It...

    Hey all you guys, thanks for the suggestions.
    It dawned on me exactly how to produce a killer bug proof breathable water tight hammock tent, that will not drip condensation on the hammock, then it...
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    Thank you guys for your interest.:) I am nt...

    Thank you guys for your interest.:) I am nt offended by any honest opinions, I wanted them.:D
    I guess this is a tent made from a tarp and as such it is a tarp over a hammock with mosquito net ends,...
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    Well getting out is no different than getting out...

    Well getting out is no different than getting out of a tent, you ummm just get out. as far as ventilation goes, this is a tent that I have used in the Sierras with no condensation problems. This...
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    photos hammock tent

    I couln't fnd my thread sorry. Here are the photos I took today of the first pitch of the hammock tent.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2721/4445693641_d4a8aafdcf.jpg
    that was my first attempt to...
  44. Thread: Rain sleeve

    by Jim S
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    I've been thinking about this. I know that really...

    I've been thinking about this. I know that really serious rain may get through, but then this is all relative, so what if some moisture gets through?

    My plan. I will use a separate ridge line...
  45. Thread: Rain sleeve

    by Jim S
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    Rain sleeve

    Rain sleeve,
    Well pardon me with another newbie idea. But why not make a water proof sleeve? I imagine my hammock with a bug sleeve, and if it rained I could then just pull the water proof sleeve up...
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    Frankly I found it hard to sleep. The insulated...

    Frankly I found it hard to sleep. The insulated pad extender kept folding under me and my feet were cold, so I put my sit pad under them. I used a mummy shaped Big Agnes air mattress which was warm...
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    sock bug bivy tarp combo

    What do you guys think of a sock made of mosquito net on one side and waterproof something like sil-nylon on the other. The bug side would be up on a normal buggy Oregon night and if it rained I...
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    First night in Hammock

    Hey
    I went out backpacking on the McKenzie river in Oregon yesterday and I tried out three of Bigfoots hammocks and selected a "castaway Hammock" by Pawley Island. Its nice because its made of three...
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    I hung the tent as a hammock but as Slowbro...

    I hung the tent as a hammock but as Slowbro suggested, its too short. I think having a nylon tarp might work well if its long enough. You could simply tie the ends to make a hammock, or set it up as...
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    Slobro now you've got me ta thinkin - a dangerous...

    Slobro now you've got me ta thinkin - a dangerous thing. :scared: My sil tent weighs 16 ounces with stakes. and its 8 feet long. I wonder if I could tie off the ends and hang it as a hammock?...
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