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    Titaniumpyro, Thanks for the info. I have...

    Titaniumpyro,
    Thanks for the info.

    I have been wanting to experiment some more, but I just don't have any Sil gear that needs work right now.

    I'm curious if the type of silicone used on...
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    Well - maybe what you need to do depends a lot on...

    Well - maybe what you need to do depends a lot on where, or when, you go.

    I don't really feel like I have much of a choice in treating my gear & clothing.
    I have always been the one to get eaten...
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    Well, I suppose you are right to a point, but the...

    Well, I suppose you are right to a point, but the fleece or other wicking layer should help dissipate the moisture as it accumulates, instead of it just accumulating on top of a piece of CCF or an...
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    Bear in mind it's just a suggestion, while Lexell...

    Bear in mind it's just a suggestion, while Lexell is an awesome product I have not tried it on SilNylon or SilPoly.

    I have thinned it with odorless mineral spirits and had good results on PU...
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    Is this perspiration or condensation? Either...

    Is this perspiration or condensation?

    Either way, having a wicking material between you and the pad may help. Maybe you already do.

    Generally condensation is the biggest problem when the...
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    I love my silnylon products, so don't take what...

    I love my silnylon products, so don't take what I'm about to say the wrong way, but I hope it is helpful.

    I have been in the construction industry for most of my life, and I have had a lot of...
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    Welcome Scott, from down near Charleston SC.

    Welcome Scott, from down near Charleston SC.
  8. Thread: 4 season?

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    Hey EricDR, 4 Season means that the gear you...

    Hey EricDR,

    4 Season means that the gear you are buying has been designed to operate in Winter conditions, it's a little subjective but I consider 4 season to be below freezing. 3 season means...
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    I don't think attaching anything to cave walls,...

    I don't think attaching anything to cave walls, or ceilings is permitted (or recommended) in the popular caves I have been in. Some cave sections are considered an 'active formation' & some parts of...
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    I hope you find what you are after! I would think...

    I hope you find what you are after! I would think a 'blaze orange anything' would be a good choice for someone responsible for scouts - especially in snow.
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    If you are with a group - I've found the best way...

    If you are with a group - I've found the best way to solve this problem is to use a bag of candy.
    While laying in the hammock, invite friends over for a piece of candy. When they reach out you shock...
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    Well at the risk of having the HF security forces...

    Well at the risk of having the HF security forces knock on my door later today because of my following comments, I will say I understand your struggle, and needs.

    I love my hammock and have been...
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    From the Carolina Coast, welcome to HF, I'm glad...

    From the Carolina Coast, welcome to HF, I'm glad you are having a good time.
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    I'm the same way as the OP, but I live in the...

    I'm the same way as the OP, but I live in the southeast US.

    I used to sleep in tents with the tent fly in porch mode, by using short sticks and guylines.
    With my hammock, I don't even put my tarp...
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    Anywhere around Chattanooga is a great place to...

    Anywhere around Chattanooga is a great place to hang!
    You are surrounded with great trails, wilderness areas, national forests, etc.
    Get a current trail guide and read up.
    I backpacked the area...
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    Secure your gear from what, exactly? From...

    Secure your gear from what, exactly?
    From falling, from critters, from thieves?
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    Hey you guys! It seems a lot of people here love...

    Hey you guys!
    It seems a lot of people here love winter, me too. Many of my buddies only go hiking or camping in the spring or fall.

    I did not hang at home, but have been testing clothing at...
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    A hammock with a DIY Bamboo Staff supporting the...

    A hammock with a DIY Bamboo Staff supporting the side pullout on the hammock.
    100045
    Click to enlarge

    Okay next photo - A photo of a hammock and a pet, anykind.
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums! I hope you enjoy that...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums!
    I hope you enjoy that Smokey Mnt Smoke.
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    Welcome from coastal South Carolina

    Welcome from coastal South Carolina
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    Hey from coastal SC, used to live near...

    Hey from coastal SC, used to live near Chattanooga TN. I love the area you are in as well as the Cumberland Plateau to your west.
    You can learn everything you need to know about hammocks here. Good...
  22. Yes I have. When I was younger I could sleep...

    Yes I have.
    When I was younger I could sleep directly on the ground (in warm weather) and get up feeling pretty good. At some point I got or was given my first Ridgerest foam pad, much better than...
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    As already mentioned, the 50 post rule, or...

    As already mentioned, the 50 post rule, or something like it is used by several forums I know of and it does help keep re-sellers, Ebay sellers and the like from taking advantage of good folks...
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    Hey guys, I am a moderator on another forum...

    Hey guys,

    I am a moderator on another forum and we have the same (or very similar) post count rule for the same reasons (if I understand correctly what I read) as Hammock Forums.
    It can be...
  25. Very interesting, I will not offer a comment here...

    Very interesting, I will not offer a comment here because many times I camp within 50' of sea level in very humid conditions. Opposite of the OP. I have had lots of condensation problems which is why...
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    If I recall correctly the Klymit pad you are...

    If I recall correctly the Klymit pad you are talking about is not insulated, so I doubt the pad itself will offer any insulating value. The one good thing about that air mat is that any insulated...
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    This is easy for me..... Absolute worst shelter...

    This is easy for me.....
    Absolute worst shelter or accessory purchase I ever made is one of those stupid GI Jungle Hammocks.
    Bought it new in the early 80's at an army surplus store, I foolishly...
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    To all members: Thank you.....

    I had a little time on my hands so I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for Hammock Forums and all the great members here.
    I have been using hammocks since the 80's but never was very...
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    Yes, I will second that - great list, thank you

    Yes, I will second that - great list, thank you
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    I have messed around with pillows for years in...

    I have messed around with pillows for years in tents, bivy's, and my hammock, it's a very personal thing I think. While at home some people like memory foam, some people like down, others like me...
  31. Thank you very much Boston, Redstix, Dangling...

    Thank you very much Boston, Redstix, Dangling Modifier, Hammock Monkey, for your help & advise.

    The size of my bag is about 79" X 79".
    I used some graph paper last night and made several...
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    Way to go! When you create good memories with...

    Way to go!

    When you create good memories with children you are creating something that will benefit them long after you're gone.....right?

    Cool Project.
  33. Hey Redoleary, I have considered doing a pea...

    Hey Redoleary,

    I have considered doing a pea pod style project, but having two separate quilts (TQ & UQ ) is going to be more useful and practical for me this time around.
    This project is to...
  34. Can you cut an existing sleeping bag so that you get both TQ & UQ from the same bag?

    Hey guys,

    I have read a few DIY stickies, read a few threads, and did a search, but did not find exactly what I was looking for.

    I am pretty good at DIY projects, but have very little...
  35. FOUND: I have 7 (possibly 8 - I have to check) mini keg...

    I have 7 (possibly 8 - I have to check) mini keg cans.
    Cans are empty, intact, and in good shape. A couple have very minor dents IIRC.

    I would consider a trade or fair offer, not looking to part...
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    Hey man, are you concerned about comfort, warmth,...

    Hey man, are you concerned about comfort, warmth, or both?
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    Where I camp most of the time there are large...

    Where I camp most of the time there are large stands of Bald Cypress trees, they tend to have very small, short branches - even on the larger trees.
    These are my preference for hanging my hammock....
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    Okay - this is nothing new, well at least the...

    Okay - this is nothing new, well at least the concept. Fly fishermen wearing lots of insulation and being far from tree cover have a similar need.

    This was one of the attributes of the bottom...
  39. I have not tried exactly what you refer to, but...

    I have not tried exactly what you refer to, but on canoe trips I have use my PFD as insulation several times. It's polyethylene & polyester.
  40. Hmmm - I suppose the bottom. Has a lot to do with...

    Hmmm - I suppose the bottom. Has a lot to do with season, wind chill, and so forth.

    Somtimes I just have a light UQ and wear layers.
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    I have had good results bonding outdoor fabrics...

    I have had good results bonding outdoor fabrics with Lexell (made by Sashco) but I have not tried bonding tarps in the manner you describe.
    Lexell will bond almost any material, wet or dry, and does...
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    In the early '80s I was shopping for camping gear...

    In the early '80s I was shopping for camping gear in an Army Surplus store, I spotted a Jungle hammock and bought it.
    By today's standards it was horrific - heavy, tiny square tarp, cotton canvas...
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    Hey from down here in the Charleston SC area. ...

    Hey from down here in the Charleston SC area.

    I'm glad you got a hammock! To be honest - the ENO DN weighs 1.5 lbs. for just the hammock (you still need bug net, tarp, etc.) so it is not in the...
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    Very cool, I have been away from HF for a while...

    Very cool, I have been away from HF for a while and did not know Brandon had made a change.
    I like the pole mod pictured above - I may have to try that myself.

    Thanks for the info & pics...
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    Hey Guys, In my experience the degree to which...

    Hey Guys,

    In my experience the degree to which DEET harms fabrics depends on: 1. The concentration 2. The length of time a material is exposed.
    I have had almost instant damage to plastics while...
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    Hi guys, not been on HF in a while but came here...

    Hi guys, not been on HF in a while but came here to do some sewing / construction method research on making a DIY quilt with Primaloft.
    Primaloft is a bonded short staple fiber, while Climashield is...
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    Haha, that was a funny clip. Long before I...

    Haha, that was a funny clip.

    Long before I knew anyone made camping hammocks I used to hang a doubled wool blanket as a hammock to sleep in, this was in the 80's.
    Then one day I saw one of those...
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    Great new look, no problems for me yet.

    Great new look, no problems for me yet.
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    Welcome from Goose Creek SC - we have Cypress...

    Welcome from Goose Creek SC - we have Cypress Knees galore sticking up out of the ground around here, so hammocking is sometimes the only option, plus it's a great nights sleep!
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    I use 1/2" PEX plumbing pipe, I like it better...

    I use 1/2" PEX plumbing pipe, I like it better than smaller diameter toggles. I use the red colored pipe so it's easy to spot in a pack or at night.
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