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    Not trying to cheap-out here, but I often use the...

    Not trying to cheap-out here, but I often use the single-serving instant since it's so much easier (and I'm not yet a true coff-a-holic...)

    I've always assumed that the way those packets are...
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    Welcome Sky! x2 on watching Shug's videos....

    Welcome Sky!

    x2 on watching Shug's videos. Think "professional clown goes hammock camping." A great guy with a wealth of experience, but a real hoot to watch. He's very kid-safe... You and your...
  3. Really lovin your videos, always great stuff! ...

    Really lovin your videos, always great stuff!

    And DuctTape- thanks for the compliment on that shiny-girlie-shelf-thing Rob keeps hooking on trees every where he goes! :lol:

    -Klauss (Klaussey)
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    Love it, great vid! Kudos to your wife for...

    Love it, great vid!
    Kudos to your wife for enjoying an anniversary in the woods - you're one-up on me.

    -Klauss
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    Dude- I can't get away with five minutes! Will...

    Dude- I can't get away with five minutes! Will you have your boss talk to mine ...? :lol:

    -Klauss
  6. Hey O&B ... You starting a horse ranch?!? ...

    Hey O&B ...
    You starting a horse ranch?!? :lol:

    -Klauss
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    Looks like some great time together that neither...

    Looks like some great time together that neither of you will soon forget! We geocache as well-- goes hand-in-hand with any outdoor adventure.

    Maybe you could make him a "tug line" going from his...
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    Yup, I use it & love it! Here's an earlier...

    Yup, I use it & love it!

    Here's an earlier discussion ....
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/121964-Mason-String-as-Guyline

    -Klauss
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    Howdy! …from just up the road in Danville, VA ...

    Howdy! …from just up the road in Danville, VA

    -Klauss
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    Now that's a neat idea! I've got several of those...

    Now that's a neat idea! I've got several of those heat sinks attached to Peltier units. You can find them in any cheap refrigerator or small thermoelectric cooler, often times running on 12 V DC.
    ...
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    Very cool! I like the "doublesidedness" of it...

    Very cool! I like the "doublesidedness" of it ... oh, and the prussiks ;)

    -Klauss
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    Personally, I like the depth-of-field / focus...

    Personally, I like the depth-of-field / focus you're presenting. Many product shots have no character, while these seem to pop.
    I would encourage consistency though ... find "your look" and roll...
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    Don't think I've ever seen the Zeppelin Bend...

    Don't think I've ever seen the Zeppelin Bend before - thanks for that. Good stuff!

    -Klauss
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    Well I gotta say that I've been using braided...

    Well I gotta say that I've been using braided mason line on my tarp tieouts for two seasons now and I love it! With shock cord tensioners, any stretch due to water isn't even noticed. I will agree...
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    Love the setup! Nice work on both the tent &...

    Love the setup! Nice work on both the tent & stove - I'm really diggin the size/weight of both.

    I've got a similar sized stove I made several years ago from a popcorn tin, the ones that come with...
  16. Wow, looks like a blast! Beautiful area. Great...

    Wow, looks like a blast! Beautiful area. Great job on the video too ;)

    Thanks for taking us along,
    -Klauss
  17. Since a lot of your load would be horizontal, why...

    Since a lot of your load would be horizontal, why not simply design the post coming up from your receiver to take the vertical weight, and then just use a tension line toward the front of the bed to...
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    I like that idea. I've seen lots of ways folks...

    I like that idea. I've seen lots of ways folks have come up with to hang inside, but I think this beats most of them. With kids, the weight is minimal. But with adults I'd feel better attaching to...
  19. So glad to see you two back on the trail… My two...

    So glad to see you two back on the trail… My two most favorite hangin peoples!!!

    -Klauss
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    Funny, all I get are strange looks and ridiculous...

    Funny, all I get are strange looks and ridiculous questions. I guess where I camp, anyone sleeping above-ground is an oddity.

    -Klauss
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    Hey MMMike, I'm really diggin that dehydrator! ...

    Hey MMMike, I'm really diggin that dehydrator! Great re-use of another mans junk.

    About a year ago I made a dehydrator using a high density polyethylene tote. It uses a 150watt bulb as the heat...
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    WELCOME! from just down the road in Danville -...

    WELCOME! from just down the road in Danville - small world, huh?

    I do mostly stealth camping or private property with permission, but what about Hyco or the campgrounds in that area?

    -Klauss
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    WELCOME! from VA. But I grew up in PA. ...

    WELCOME! from VA. But I grew up in PA. Huntingdon County PA to be exact, haha.

    -Klauss
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    WELCOME! from a south-central PA boy, currently...

    WELCOME! from a south-central PA boy, currently living in VA.
    "T*NT" is about to become a dirty-word in your vocabulary...

    -Klauss
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    Never even thought of pockets ... Cool idea! I...

    Never even thought of pockets ... Cool idea!

    I used to use a short piece of mason's line to tie each toggle to the end of the strap. But now I'm using 1/2" diam tubes as toggles, so I've found...
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    The only bug net I've owned is made from tulle. ...

    The only bug net I've owned is made from tulle.

    Picked some up at Hobby Lobby about 3 years ago when I was DIY'ing my hammock rig. It's black, very lightweight, packs up super-small, and is not...
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    Well how `bout dat?!? I just learned how to tie...

    Well how `bout dat?!? I just learned how to tie my shoes! (Seriously! I had to re-tie my work shoes 2~3 times a day ... until now ;) ) I've never seen that method before.

    Thanks! It's amazing...
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    Prussiks, huh? Ahhh, great minds ..... ...

    Prussiks, huh?
    Ahhh, great minds .....

    http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn357/Klaussinator/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0494_zps8f0c0f93.jpg

    -Klauss
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    Great stuff, Jeremy! I hadn't seen those videos...

    Great stuff, Jeremy! I hadn't seen those videos before.

    -Klauss
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    I've used braided mason line for a while now...

    I've used braided mason line for a while now without any tensioners and am thoroughly pleased with how well it works. I've got the same stake loop with a prussik that others have mentioned. Very...
  31. I've seen a similar issue with newly purchased...

    I've seen a similar issue with newly purchased Singer bobbins for my 404 Slant-o-Matic. They were just slightly too large and would bind up. Back to the old original .... Oh well, live n learn!
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  32. :lol: -Klauss

    :lol:
    -Klauss
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    Im guessing he means that he put the dowel...

    Im guessing he means that he put the dowel through the sewn channel of what used to be a gathered-end hammock ... waiting to see...

    -Klauss
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    Wish I had a few dozen, I get PM's all the time...

    Wish I had a few dozen, I get PM's all the time asking about them. Still haven't found another shop that can cut the blanks cost effectively. The idea's not dead -- just stagnant I suppose.
    ...
  35. Great idea! And I loved the video - you're the...

    Great idea! And I loved the video - you're the type of fellow I like to support.

    -Klauss
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    Hah, "apple bombs!" Never would have thought...

    Hah, "apple bombs!" Never would have thought about it ....

    -Klauss
  37. Good stuff, enjoyed the video! The best trips...

    Good stuff, enjoyed the video! The best trips are the ones where you learn something and live to tell about it, haha.

    -Klauss
  38. Looks good! ;) -Klauss

    Looks good! ;)

    -Klauss
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    YUP ^^^ Cheap to buy, very lightweight, and...

    YUP ^^^
    Cheap to buy, very lightweight, and surprisingly durable. I've been using this on my primary camping hammock for over two years now and it's showing no signs of wear or deterioration. Neat...
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    Like most of the others here, I hang my tarp to...

    Like most of the others here, I hang my tarp to one side of the tree and my hammock suspension from the center. When empty, it may touch the tarp but once I get in it rarely does. No V for me.
    ...
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    Although sewing a channel would guarantee a more...

    Although sewing a channel would guarantee a more consistent end gather, it should work either way you choose to do it. Some manufacturers have a certain way they fold the ends to achieve the right...
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    Sure it would work! I'm guessing that folks have...

    Sure it would work! I'm guessing that folks have done it before because it's a simple one-piece system, similar to Eno's SlapStraps. But probably the reason most of us don't do it that way is...
  43. I loved the video - Looks like you two made some...

    I loved the video - Looks like you two made some great memories!
    Very cool meeting the girl from NC. Those friendships seem to form a stronger bond when you're out on the trail. So has she had...
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    WELCOME from Danville! -Klauss

    WELCOME from Danville!

    -Klauss
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    WOW! Where is that? -Klauss

    WOW! Where is that?

    -Klauss
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    I'd absolutely love to, but sadly it's not gonna...

    I'd absolutely love to, but sadly it's not gonna fit into my life right now. I keep threatening to run away for a while - If I ever do, I think that is where I'd end up, haha. Beautiful area!

    If...
  47. Yup, I've done it. Found a queen-size down quilt...

    Yup, I've done it.
    Found a queen-size down quilt at GoodWill for $5 and cut it down to make a TQ with foot box. I transferred (shook) most of the down into half I saved before cutting it and then...
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    Hah, love it! -Klauss

    Hah, love it!

    -Klauss
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    Very cool idea!! -Klauss

    Very cool idea!!

    -Klauss
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    Hey there Rob, WELCOME to the high life!!! ...

    Hey there Rob, WELCOME to the high life!!!

    -Mike in Danville
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