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    I put a small rectangle torn from a corrugated...

    I put a small rectangle torn from a corrugated card board box in a small bag. The pegs slide into the cardboard and keep them from poking through the bag. I hang the bag from my marlin spike.
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    Off topic, but Q. Is your tarp ridgeline set...

    Off topic, but Q.
    Is your tarp ridgeline set like that so you can adjust the height?
  3. Thread: Stake Protectors

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    I keep my stakes in a small pouch. I put a piece...

    I keep my stakes in a small pouch. I put a piece of corrugated cardboard in the pouch. Store stakes by shoving them into the holes in the cardboard. Protects other gear from sharp ends and the...
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    Great mod. There is tons of bamboo growing...

    Great mod.

    There is tons of bamboo growing wild here. Does anyone know what you do to season it after it is harvested?
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    I knew this was an asym post, but forgot by the...

    I knew this was an asym post, but forgot by the time I decided to post. However, the system I mentioned may have some use in asym. Just sew the loops on the hammock asym. If it doesnt work no...
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    I cannot take credit for this idea. There was a...

    I cannot take credit for this idea. There was a recent thread but I cannot find it now. My suspension is a loop sewn onto each corner of the UQ. 4 loops sewn onto the edge of my hammock in the...
  7. Thread: Logging in

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    I was able to log in fine just now. It has...

    I was able to log in fine just now.
    It has happened a few times (fortunately not often)
    Its not a big deal. Every now and then I will be logged in and have one or two sections that when I go to I...
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    Thanks Mousekowitz. I have it set up on the...

    Thanks Mousekowitz. I have it set up on the porch. I dont think the ties will tie it shut. I think it is just going to be draped over. Should work until I can tinker with it.
  9. Thread: Logging in

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    Logging in

    Sometimes I have problems logging in.
    Often I can log in to some forum sections but not others.
    For example, today I can log in on the main page and post on most forums, but when I go to...
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    Sorry to keep asking the same question, but I...

    Sorry to keep asking the same question, but I have a trip this weekend. Fall and cooler weather is here (coastal South Carolina), but this trip is in the swamp and the mosquitos are already making...
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    Help with set up

    My bug net came today and it looks great.
    I have some ideas on how I want to modify it.
    BUT I need to use it next Friday and will not have time to modify it before then.

    How are you setting it...
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    I like my 10 x 12 Chinook. I like my guide gear...

    I like my 10 x 12 Chinook. I like my guide gear tarp better. Mainly because it is square instead of rectangle. (11x11??) My guide gear tarp is pre 2012. Last year there was a bad batch. Both...
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    Jlink, I know the feeling. I just ordered mine...

    Jlink, I know the feeling. I just ordered mine too and need it quick. Last minute trip just got scheduled.
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    Free shipping with code SH1132

    Free shipping with code SH1132
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    Great post. Thanks.

    Great post. Thanks.
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    I will throw this out there. I have not made...

    I will throw this out there.
    I have not made it yet, but my DIY TQ will have small loops sewn on each side of the foot box and will cinch shut with shock cord and cord lock.
  17. Like a previous poster stated they usually have...

    Like a previous poster stated they usually have some modest hammock gear. Usually just a hammock; no suspensions, no UQ etc.

    The cool thing is after 6 months on here, I could walk in the same...
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    Great idea!! I am definitely doing this. 1. Is...

    Great idea!! I am definitely doing this.
    1. Is there an advantage to using the pack hook instead of small grossgrain loops?
    2. My 50" DIY UQ has channels with shock cords, but I also sewed loops...
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    For two hammocks under one tarp, I do two things:...

    For two hammocks under one tarp, I do two things:

    First, I set one about 12-18" higher than the other. This helps keep hips from
    bumping.

    The other thing I do is instead of putting my...
  20. 47216 This is a drawing of pre fiasco Guide Gear...

    47216
    This is a drawing of pre fiasco Guide Gear 12 x 12.
    I assume the layout is the same.
    There are also two side pull outs per side which are not shown.
    They are located near the doors similar...
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    So if your fabric is 60" wide did you sew or tape...

    So if your fabric is 60" wide did you sew or tape pieces together?
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    Very nice job. Maybe I missed it, but what are...

    Very nice job.
    Maybe I missed it, but what are the specs?
    How wide, long, length of ridgeline, weight etc.
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    Thanks for posting. I will do this soon. This...

    Thanks for posting. I will do this soon.

    This could hang over a ridgeline for glasses and cell phone etc too.

    I think Fed Ex envelopes are better quality than USPS.

    I put a strip of...
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    I'm playing with my suspension now. Your second...

    I'm playing with my suspension now.
    Your second version with the shock cord and prussik seems to do the same thing as the triangle thingies, but yours is simpler.

    Thanks
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    Scum, Ignoring the Knotty side stretch mod, why...

    Scum,
    Ignoring the Knotty side stretch mod, why do you like this suspension system better than your original idea?
  26. I have one of the older GG tarps and love it....

    I have one of the older GG tarps and love it.
    Your are right there were issues with size and quality with last years batch.
    Please report back on size and quality for this year.

    For your class...
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    Coach, I have never seen detachable doors...

    Coach,
    I have never seen detachable doors deployed that way. Interesting.

    BTW what size tarp is that?
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    Thanks. Great idea.

    Thanks. Great idea.
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    Lorax, I asked in the UQ JC Penny thread, but do...

    Lorax,
    I asked in the UQ JC Penny thread, but do you think this TQ will get you to 30 degrees with an appropriate UQ?

    Also how wide are these jackets?
    Thanks
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    Lorax got me thinking. I want a dual purpose...

    Lorax got me thinking.
    I want a dual purpose down jacket, but it seems the consensus is these are too thin for a UQ.
    Does anyone think these are thick enuf to get to 30 degrees if used as a top...
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    Thanks linux. You could almost use one 30" x 50"...

    Thanks linux. You could almost use one 30" x 50" long but that is a little narrow.
    50" is pretty wide, but you definitely need two for the length.
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    I have been wanting a dual purpose puffer jacket/...

    I have been wanting a dual purpose puffer jacket/ UQ since seeing this thread a year ago: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27838

    I hope my JCP has some.
    I would like to leave...
  33. Thread: Chinook Tarp

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    I have the same Chinook and love it. I ask this...

    I have the same Chinook and love it.
    I ask this question everytime Chinook comes up on the forum:
    Why are the tie outs placed so unevenly?
    The are close to the short edge on one end and far away...
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    Its been a few months but several of us found $10...

    Its been a few months but several of us found $10 K Mart pillows with 16oz duck down. No feathers, i'm guessing 550FP. I found mine in the clearance section, not the linen section.
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    Do the guylines from the pull outs serve any...

    Do the guylines from the pull outs serve any purpose?
    I use those lines just to pull the tarp sides out and make more room.
    Doesnt your pole mod do that?
    I guess I am asking: Cant you just use the...
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    Not to hijack, but when I read the title of your...

    Not to hijack, but when I read the title of your post what I thought was:

    Duck hunting is cold
    Duck hunting is wet
    How do duck hunters protect their down jackets etc in this environment.

    I...
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    OP I recently dealt with down for the first...

    OP
    I recently dealt with down for the first time.
    While I was doing it, I though "How in the world do people collect this stuff?"
    I think it will be very very very very difficult.
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    My 12 x 9.5 weighs 31 oz

    My 12 x 9.5 weighs 31 oz
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    Thanks Pips Can you check your cite? I think...

    Thanks Pips
    Can you check your cite?
    I think there is a number after CFR before (a)
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    Does anyone know where the regulation that it is...

    Does anyone know where the regulation that it is OK in Federal parks?
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    Lace up TQ foot box

    Is there a lace up style footbox?
    I keep coming close to having an idea, but then not quite.

    When you cinch the bottom to make the foot box you have a couple feet of shockcord dangling around....
  42. Thread: Another Karo TQ!

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    Your TQ looks great. Thats a lot of loft. Since...

    Your TQ looks great.
    Thats a lot of loft.
    Since you just finished your project, I bet you have all the good Karo threads tagged. Can you point me in the right direction to some good Karo...
  43. Thread: Baffle tip

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    @Chickenwing. By inside, I mean the inside so...

    @Chickenwing.
    By inside, I mean the inside so they can only see it during construction.
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    You can wildly manipulate the spread sheet to see...

    You can wildly manipulate the spread sheet to see what it is "thinking".
    Enter 2" baffles and 18" chamber height.
    Also, enter 2" baffle height and increase chamber height from 2, 2.5, 2.75.
  45. Thread: Baffle tip

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    Baffle tip

    I just want to pass along a tip I used for my baffles.

    Instead of cutting noseeum into strips, I bought a spool of decorative ribbon (possibly organza but not labeled) from Walmart.

    It was on...
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=53701

    Open the spread sheet in the above thread and find all your answers.
    If you are like me, you will calculate based on baffle height, then...
  47. Thread: Sources for down

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    I can never find a good deal on the Bloomingdale...

    I can never find a good deal on the Bloomingdale pillows anymore.
    As to the Kmart pillows the consensus is its 550 FP, but that is based on hunch and some loose math.
    Kmart Fill power is only...
  48. Looks great. I think per ounce you got an even...

    Looks great.
    I think per ounce you got an even better deal on your Kmart down.
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    OP, as to attching the lid as you put it. I...

    OP, as to attching the lid as you put it.

    I followed MAD777 and happyhiker instructions.
    Happy hiker is elegant. It took me a while to follow his idea of bending the baffle 90 degrees at the...
  50. Thread: down uq

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    These three links are all you will need. ...

    These three links are all you will need.

    MAD777 Instructions
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=26542

    Happy Hiker instructions...
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