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    Great Smokey Mountains in October

    I am planning a trip in late October with my girlfriend. Was wondering if you guys could give me some info about the weather and what to expect hammock camping there. Thanks guys.
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    Backpack, reenforce tie outs, and ground mat. Not...

    Backpack, reenforce tie outs, and ground mat. Not sure what else.
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    yes square yard not linear yard. After i make the...

    yes square yard not linear yard. After i make the hammock i am going to put it though the washing machine and see if that changes things.

    Also if it is DWR any ideas how to get it off???
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    Fabric weight Issue

    I am working on putting together 2 hammocks. For fun i decided to check the weight and it came in around 2.3oz. Its supposed to be unfinished 1.9oz ripstop nylon at least thats the description said....
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    Are we talking only about hammock projects or...

    Are we talking only about hammock projects or EVERYTHING DIY?
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    The Dimensions i used were 5'x5.5' (60"x66").

    The Dimensions i used were 5'x5.5' (60"x66").
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    Thanks guys. Its the chair length. I am working...

    Thanks guys. Its the chair length. I am working on a budget insulation to go with it since this will used on day hikes and car camping trips.
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    MY DIY Winter Recliner

    I just tested out my own Winter Recliner:

    http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/8/1/6/highres_264831222.jpeg

    The Suspension system is from my first hammock (smr decender rings)and is...
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    Alternative Down Source

    I was at IKEA this weekend and found a nice down pillow for $25. It was in the AS IS section of the store. The tag on it says that its 75% down and has 41oz of fill. I am not sure of the fill power...
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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks guys.
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    Well the whole edge is going to be hidden by the...

    Well the whole edge is going to be hidden by the bug net zipper.
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    To add a hem or not

    I am currently working on my HH clone. I just finished putting the first fold of the hem on and am debating on putting a second to make it a rolled hem. This is for the sides of the hammock which...
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    Could the problem be a short hammock. I am built...

    Could the problem be a short hammock. I am built kinda big (260lbs) and the hammock is 10ft gathered end with a 100in ridgeline.
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    Hammock causes minor Back pains

    I was just at the MAHHA and my DIY Gathered end hammock started to give me a little back pain right between my shoulder blades. Has anybody had this issue? Also is this related to the ridgeline?
  15. Thread: Hangs in NY

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    I am very interested in going on a NY hang. I am...

    I am very interested in going on a NY hang. I am just wondering about parking around Harrimann. The Tioroti Circle has a picnic parking but i dont know if we can park there.
    Here are 2 places that...
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    He doesnt know much about hammock camping but its...

    He doesnt know much about hammock camping but its a cool idea. I saw something similar to this last year. That was a project to setup and took quite a few people. I could see this be used as a...
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    Newish Hammock Vid

    I just saw this on youtube:
    Tentsile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqImIChxJ-E
  18. Thread: DIY blues

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    Glad you got a machine. I had a problem with...

    Glad you got a machine.
    I had a problem with the timing on mine and it turning out to be the gears. Take a look at them.
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    I will be joining if my sewing machine finally agrees to keep working so i can make a canvas hammock sock.
  20. Thread: Fall NEHHA

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    Need to bail on this trip.

    Need to bail on this trip.
  21. Thread: Dr. Bonners

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    You may want to check out Wholefoods. Up here...

    You may want to check out Wholefoods. Up here they carry Dr. Bronner.
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    Picking up thread injector

    I just got the call that my sewing machine(i am not ashamed to call it that) is repaired. Now i will have no excuse to get going on the few sewing projects i have left. It cost me $121.44(had to...
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    Nice trick. Will definitely use it next time i...

    Nice trick.

    Will definitely use it next time i make a quilt.
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    For project order i would recommend: Stuff Sacks...

    For project order i would recommend:
    Stuff Sacks
    Hammock
    Pillow
    UQ
    TQ

    Also buying a TQ or UQ from one of the great vendors here is a good option but seeing the look in peoples faces when u...
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    Love the new site. Took a little getting used to...

    Love the new site. Took a little getting used to but very nice.

    Congrats nicely done.
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    I know IX is kinda the best but i was wondering...

    I know IX is kinda the best but i was wondering about the durability.

    The poncho liner is a bit on the heavy side.
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    Light weight cheap summer underquilt???

    I was wondering if anybody has plans for a light weight summer underquilt. My current UQ i give a temp rating of 20F and is weights just under a 1lb. I am aiming to get something around 8oz but also...
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    I taught myself with all the helpful threads here...

    I taught myself with all the helpful threads here and the power of the internet. Lots of learning through trial and error.
  29. Thread: Fall NEHHA

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    Sounds good trip. I may be able to make it. Might...

    Sounds good trip. I may be able to make it. Might bring some potential converts.
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    I am 250lbs and i think weight is transferred to...

    I am 250lbs and i think weight is transferred to the toggle but only a small amount of the total weight. Where are the math/physics people to show this???
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    I used to use arrow shafts that were carbon fiber...

    I used to use arrow shafts that were carbon fiber with aluminum but have "upgraded"to ti toggles(not from Dutch). They are around 3" in length and now i dont have to worry about being on the toggle...
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    Since u r making a bag you just need to stay...

    Since u r making a bag you just need to stay around the edges running the iron. Also here is where i bought mine: http://www.questoutfitters.com/coated.html#HEAT%20SEALABLE
    There is a pdf there that...
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    The "technique" i used was set the iron to medium...

    The "technique" i used was set the iron to medium heat, put the glossy sides facing each other and then slowly run my iron over the part that i wanted to seal. On Backpacking light a member named...
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    I made 2 inflatable pillows with heat sealable...

    I made 2 inflatable pillows with heat sealable fabric and had cardboard under. One thing i noticed is that u will have too hold the iron there quite a while.
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    I have to agree with Graydog they are hard to get...

    I have to agree with Graydog they are hard to get a hold of now. When i bought mine people were just getting into them and it was a little easier.

    I would almost say you should just fly over to...
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    I have used 2 my luxe pillows and they are great....

    I have used 2 my luxe pillows and they are great. I dont think its quite 800fill but i would say 750 easily. If you have a choice i would aim for a firm king size pillow It should have enough down...
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    I have seen almost everything done by Ray Mears,...

    I have seen almost everything done by Ray Mears, some of Bear Grylls (sucks) and Les i wish was a little faster. Maybe if he didnt do all his own filming then it would be better. For Me Ray Mears is...
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    Great program. Took a little time to figure it...

    Great program. Took a little time to figure it out but i am going to use it for the next tarp i make.
  39. Thread: Hammock Socks

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    My current setup if only for 3 season/20 degree,...

    My current setup if only for 3 season/20 degree, well thats what i think it is since its all DIY Both TQ and UQ are around 3in loft. I will be pushing its limits a little this weekend camping in CT...
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    I think Syb was thinking of something similar but gave it up cause it wouldnt be worth it. My thoughts are that it would be cool but the added weight and hassle wouldnt be worth it.
  41. Thread: 2mil tarp

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    Damn and i thought i was going to be the first...

    **** and i thought i was going to be the first one to try this out here. Well maybe post something about it. Here is the link to backpacking light that has an article and discussion about it....
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    If you REALLY want to save weight and not have...

    If you REALLY want to save weight and not have too much extra have somebody take some paper when u r in your hammock and trace out your "lay". That should give you a good idea of how much area you...
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    Ok i am not an expert about this but the pattern...

    Ok i am not an expert about this but the pattern would consist of the following:

    2x 9"x16" Sides
    1x 10.5"x16" Front
    1x 10.5"x24" Back and bottom
    1x 36"x5" Top Collar

    The Shoulder...
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    I would say salvage the down and make a DIY...

    I would say salvage the down and make a DIY sleeping bag/TQ.
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    Wait if you are getting married then u will need...

    Wait if you are getting married then u will need 2 separate hammocks. its before u get married u need a 2 person one! j/k

    All kidding aside it looks like its 2 gathered ends and a bridge hammock...
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    What should i make???

    Hi all,

    I have about 28ft of that Walmart digi camo fabric and am wondering what i should make with it. At first i was thinking about a tarp but am wondering if there is something else i should...
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    yeah that what a few of my guy friends and a few...

    yeah that what a few of my guy friends and a few girls said to but during the camping trips all the women are VERY impressed with what i have done. So it pays off. Also a few of the guys have asked...
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    Hey there is nothing wrong with sleeping in your hammock during a hurricane. Well i say that now after i did it. Though i am sad to say that my tarp wasnt up to the job. My tarp was COMPLETELY soaked...
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    Here are a few tarp to check out. He has the...

    Here are a few tarp to check out. He has the winter and 4 season which both have doors:
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/tarps.htm

    Also his store sells all the stuff u need to make it:...
  50. Thread: DIY G4 Pack

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    Thanks guys

    Thanks guys
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