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    And I remember at least one thread about dyeing...

    And I remember at least one thread about dyeing tyvek...they had "meh" results but I remember it looked better than just the stark white. I'm not searching for the thread...May the Google Fu be...
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    Enter me in the giveaway. Thank you

    Enter me in the giveaway. Thank you
  3. FS: I'm in... Thanks

    I'm in... Thanks
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    I love the truck sized windshield reflector down...

    I love the truck sized windshield reflector down to about 40
  5. FS: While I will agree that you have followed the...

    While I will agree that you have followed the letter of the forum rules, I will say that I think it is reproachable that you would swoop in under me on a post that is months old in which I have shown...
  6. FS: Do you still have the ripped WBBB? If so, I...

    Do you still have the ripped WBBB? If so, I would be interested in getting it and messing around with it a little. I've wanted to make a WBBB clone...maybe your ripped one and the advent of summer...
  7. Thread: tyvek tarp

    by bowl-maker
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    Check out the MYOG (Make Your Own Gear) section...

    Check out the MYOG (Make Your Own Gear) section of backpackinglight.com

    Lots of people have made and used lots of tyvek tarps with success over the years.
  8. You obviously think you're a wit...you're only...

    You obviously think you're a wit...you're only half right!

    I need to start ordering stuff from you...I've fought it and fought it.
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    I like gathering the ends in whatever manner you...

    I like gathering the ends in whatever manner you prefer, then tying the end in an overhand knot. No sewing, can be undone for trying different gatherings (although I never do), and provides an...
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    Excellent job! Might I suggest pull-outs?

    Excellent job! Might I suggest pull-outs?
  11. SOLD: How old is it? Which way does it lay? Pics?

    How old is it? Which way does it lay? Pics?
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    Are National Parks not already free access? We...

    Are National Parks not already free access? We never have to pay... ;-)
  13. FS: Would you sell the Super Shelter separately?...

    Would you sell the Super Shelter separately?
    And...is this the #1 or the #2?
    And...does it include the OverCover?
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    First thing I recommend...get some nylon and make...

    First thing I recommend...get some nylon and make some hammocks. It will be far cheaper than buying them, especially if everybody wants one. And it is not rocket surgery, especially if you knot the...
  15. WITHDRAWN: Are they Expeditions, or Explorers?

    Are they Expeditions, or Explorers?
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    I suggest adding a windshield bubble reflector...

    I suggest adding a windshield bubble reflector instead...I love them.
  17. Depending on your ability, DIY is way cheaper. ...

    Depending on your ability, DIY is way cheaper. If you look in my gallery, you will see my DIY Winter Dream over my HH UL Explorer. It is great, has survived snow storms and rain without issue. I...
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    And when that Figure-9 comes apart, some sharp...

    And when that Figure-9 comes apart, some sharp piece of it will invariable end up in your head when it slingshots away from the suspension in direct line with the tension (which is in direct line...
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    I LOVE to make my own gear, so I don't see the...

    I LOVE to make my own gear, so I don't see the time involved as a negative aspect of the project for which I *need* to account. If you, too, LOVE to make gear then BY ALL MEANS you can make an...
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    I have Figure-9's on my RL, and midshipman's...

    I have Figure-9's on my RL, and midshipman's hitches on my guylines. I've thought repeatedly about buying something for the tensioning, but the hitch works so well. Sometimes, if I am using line...
  21. Sounds good to me!

    Sounds good to me!
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    I agree on the overcover, it will be the next...

    I agree on the overcover, it will be the next project. I just had those things at hand for an impromptu overcover and wanted to test with one, having never used an overcover before. Now I'm...
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    Folding silver bubbly truck size windshield...

    Folding silver bubbly truck size windshield reflector. You put it in the hammock half folded, last back on it, and unfold the rest under your legs.
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    Do you have any suggestions based upon your...

    Do you have any suggestions based upon your cold-weather rig? I welcome feedback and pictures.
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    My cheap DIY setup for 0F

    Hello everybody!

    I thought I would share my 0 DIY setup as an encouragement to newbies that it can be done, DIY and on the cheap, if you are patient. The entire setup in the pics cost...
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    Last night was 0 and I stayed comfortable in...

    Last night was 0 and I stayed comfortable in only DIY equipment. I had my cat's meow sleeping bag handy on the ground but didn't need it. The overcover combo was great, and with it my JCP TQ...
  27. Thread: Toggles

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    +1 on the carbon fiber cutoffs, most archery...

    +1 on the carbon fiber cutoffs, most archery stores and outdoor stores will give you a bag for free.
    I personally use .30-06 shells and I, too, leave them in my straps for storage. I just stuff my...
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    Consider an overhand knot at each end after you...

    Consider an overhand knot at each end after you gather the hammock, instead of a sewn channel. And pay close attention to how you gather the hammock, there is a lot of opinion and information about...
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    EXCELLENT advice about the over cover... It is...

    EXCELLENT advice about the over cover... It is not tight fitting (it simply drapes from the RL) and it vents slightly at both ends. I hope to not have condensation issues, we'll see... Thanks!
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    I...I don't know what to say! Shug not only read...

    I...I don't know what to say! Shug not only read my post, he replied to it! All hail Shug!
    Seriously, just finished watching your latest video. Good job on the video, fun looking trip! Thanks...
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    first try at cold weather hammocking

    Temps here should get around 20 tonight. Mostly diy gear: diy winter tarp with doors, diy gathered hammock, bubbly windshield protector, diy baffled 1/2 length down uq, diy jcp down tq, poncho...
  32. OK...I'm still working on what I would like to do...

    OK...I'm still working on what I would like to do hammock-wise, but so far here is my wish-list for the SLS that I have been wanting to try (I will add the hammock materials and design tonight):
    ...
  33. I'm happy to see another Tennessean! Down the...

    I'm happy to see another Tennessean! Down the road in Powell
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    I respectfully disagree. I can sew just fine,...

    I respectfully disagree. I can sew just fine, yet I prefer this method for my hammocks. I feel that it provides a stronger mechanical attachment point than a sewn channel, at the cost of slightly...
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    YES! That is how I make my hammocks, and I have...

    YES! That is how I make my hammocks, and I have not had a failure (I still use my first DIY and it is now 3 years old). As stated, just be aware of how you are gathering the ends before knotting...
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    Soft shackle your locked brummel directly to the...

    Soft shackle your locked brummel directly to the stand hardware and let the rest of the whoopie dangle.
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    If you do it please take pictures and post the...

    If you do it please take pictures and post the build...
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    I never have any real condensation trouble in the...

    I never have any real condensation trouble in the summer months...you just have to try it yourself because YMMV. The pad is my go-to insulation down to about 50.
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    It is just a custom fitted bubble windshield...

    It is just a custom fitted bubble windshield protector. I haven't used the HH pad, but I have used a truck sized windshield screen for years and really like it. I don't get clammy or wet with it,...
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    SOLD: Is this the same hammock you ran over with your...

    Is this the same hammock you ran over with your chair and put a line in the fabric? If so, did you ever notice any increased wear or problems as a result of that encounter? Would it be possible to...
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    I, too, love using a pad. I have never used an...

    I, too, love using a pad. I have never used an actual camping pad or CCF pad (except as a footpad).

    I have both a pad and an UQ (1/2 length baffled DIY down). I will have to admit I love my pad....
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    Sticky: I think the movement of the sheaths is more to...

    I think the movement of the sheaths is more to take into account different distances between trees while still maintaining an appropriate hang angle.
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    Sticky: OK...I've read and re-read, and revisited this...

    OK...I've read and re-read, and revisited this subject from time to time over the years. I can't figure out if what I am proposing has already been proposed and discarded. What I envision is a...
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    welcome from Powell, we should get everybody...

    welcome from Powell, we should get everybody together for a hang when it is warm
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    Sticky: Let me just affirm that I understand and fully...

    Let me just affirm that I understand and fully support the TOS, and I apologize for the indiscretion of my remark.
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    Sticky: :lol:Not with the "gift" option!:lol::scared:

    :lol:Not with the "gift" option!:lol::scared:
  47. WITHDRAWN: FWIW, if someone bought both those jackets they...

    FWIW, if someone bought both those jackets they could make a good topquilt with detachable jacket out of just two of them. I made a couple that turned out pretty decent...my current go-to TQ down to...
  48. Zip your jacket around the head end of the hammock

    Zip your jacket around the head end of the hammock
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    I have yet to find anything I like better than a...

    I have yet to find anything I like better than a bubble windshield reflector
  50. Hallooo!!! from down the road in Powell

    Hallooo!!! from down the road in Powell
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