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    Welcome to the club

    Welcome from Vancouver Island :)
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    No ENO hammocks but they do have Hennesy hammocks...

    No ENO hammocks but they do have Hennesy hammocks at Mountain Equipment Co-op. Their prices are about as good as you'll ever find for them anywhere else. You could do the amazon.com/ca route as I...
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    Here's the posting I found it through. They have...

    Here's the posting I found it through. They have a few photos.

    http://gizmodo.com/5891646/this-hammock-tent-is-like-a-swanky-hanging-three-bedroom-apartment/gallery/1
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    Should be one warm pea pod :)

    Should be one warm pea pod :)
  5. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Well deserved...

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Well deserved and looking towards even more colourful videos to come :)
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    I bet none of them ever thought they would...

    I bet none of them ever thought they would receive a bit of immortality like this!
  7. Well said. Besides, we have plenty of jokes...

    Well said. Besides, we have plenty of jokes about the summer travellers with snowmobiles on their trailer where I grew up on the border... ;)
  8. I have phantom butt pains after watching that. ...

    I have phantom butt pains after watching that. Owch!
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    I like the hooks for the UQ. That's a nice touch.

    I like the hooks for the UQ. That's a nice touch.
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    Sounds like a classic Homer Simpson 'Doh!'...

    Sounds like a classic Homer Simpson 'Doh!' moment. Made me laugh out loud :)
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    This stuff seems a bit more resilient than...

    This stuff seems a bit more resilient than regular mylar space blankets and they say it's for multiple uses (in some youtube videos I saw). http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=H7TbYRNlCEc

    One...
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    Possible new UQ material

    I came upon this posting for an emergency survival jacket that's made with space blanket-like material that might make a nice under-quilt for someone who's adventurous to try.
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    I've been thinking about making a double layer...

    I've been thinking about making a double layer and considered sewing through both layers but using zig-zag stitch which is designed to stretch with fabric. It's the kind of stitch you use for...
  14. I had to laugh when I saw the photos of the...

    I had to laugh when I saw the photos of the hammock. I was laying in bed a couple nights ago trying to think of another design and came up with something just like this! It'll be very interesting...
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    Yes, that trail system links a bunch of beaches...

    Yes, that trail system links a bunch of beaches that are accessible all along the trail so you can start/stop at any point pretty much. Not nearly as tough or regulated in how many can be on the...
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    In case you didn't already have it, the official...

    In case you didn't already have it, the official website for information on the WCT is http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/activ/activ6a/v.aspx They don't have anything there to restrict the...
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    Thanks all for the input! I'm 6' 1" by the...

    Thanks all for the input!

    I'm 6' 1" by the way.

    Do people prefer built in bug screens also, or is it really that much of an issue? I see so many videos around here without anything but a rain...
  18. Thread: Down!

    by ICanMakeThat
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    Someone once suggested buying down pillows on...

    Someone once suggested buying down pillows on ebay. I found you could get a good 75% down / feather ratio pillow for much less than buying it at most bulk locations (700 power) as long as shipping...
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    Calling all double-bottom dwellers!

    Hi all hammock lovers (which is everyone here of course :-)

    Before I start my mid-winter design/build of a new hammock I wanted to ask for some feedback on any experiences from double-bottom layer...
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    Canon or Nikon? We all have our own biases and...

    Canon or Nikon? We all have our own biases and sleep differently so we'll never find a clear winner.

    My only reason for going with synthetic in the end was H2O. If it rained (as it often does...
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    If you'd like, I can pick one up at MEC here in...

    If you'd like, I can pick one up at MEC here in Canada and send it to you at cost via parcel post (cheapest method). I did the same kind of thing for another member in the U.K. late last year for a...
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    Anyone ever try this kind of hammock?

    ...or for that matter, this kind of hanging? :scared:

    I suppose you don't have to worry about a horned animal running through your hammock in the middle of the night or a limb breaking off and...
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    I guess you didn't notice the photo of the rolled...

    I guess you didn't notice the photo of the rolled material? Seems flexible, not heavy and you don't need much thickness unless you're trying to insulate against liquid nitrogen. A bedroll of a...
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    Thanks a lot, I'm in!

    Thanks a lot, I'm in!
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    Count me as 'I'm in' :)

    Count me as 'I'm in' :)
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    I just read the hazard information for this and...

    I just read the hazard information for this and it's not that dangerous at all. Breathing fibres is the only real bad part and the materials Wisenber mentioned don't appear to have that kind of...
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    Let someone else spend the money on new...

    Let someone else spend the money on new technology and wait until it's a reasonable price, assuming it even works as advertised!

    As for the aerospace aerogel, I read a blog from a guy who bought...
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    Welcome from Vancouver Island! :)

    Welcome from Vancouver Island! :)
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    You mean that genuine, imitation, 'famous brand'...

    You mean that genuine, imitation, 'famous brand' brand, copy of an original? I laugh when I see knock-off companies make up brand names like this in an attempt to fool the unsuspecting into thinking...
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    Well, as someone who's made countless jackets and...

    Well, as someone who's made countless jackets and other things from fleece over the years, I can say that the number one difference is between Polartec and Polar fleece is that they are brands, like...
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    There's nothing like the feeling of using...

    There's nothing like the feeling of using something you've made yourself, is there? Nothing like it at all! :)
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    It sounds like this could be something for a...

    It sounds like this could be something for a group buy if someone could locate a good source at a good price for a large order. Splitting it to send to forum members might be a bit of a task...
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    Welcome to the friendliest forum on the net! I'm...

    Welcome to the friendliest forum on the net! I'm sure you'll love it here.
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    I expect it is just too much weight to carry...

    I expect it is just too much weight to carry overall but a friend has a carrier she wears in front to carry her dog in. It's like a baby carrier where the dog faces forward on your chest with their...
  35. Well, I've seen worse, that's for sure, but I...

    Well, I've seen worse, that's for sure, but I haven't seen many that were better! Good work and post more some time :)
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    Wish it was in my back yard! :)

    Wish it was in my back yard! :)
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    Your story reminds me of a comedy radio program...

    Your story reminds me of a comedy radio program here in Canada with a Mountie character. This character would relate an investigation into some recent case and there would always be a point in the...
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    Welcome to the club, it's a nice place to hang...

    Welcome to the club, it's a nice place to hang out (no pun intended :)
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    They should sell this as a patch in the store :)

    They should sell this as a patch in the store :)
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    Goose Down Pillows for the filling

    I read a suggestion in these forums to pick up pillows off of ebay that would be cheaper than buying down from suppliers for $6+ / oz. I found just such an auction for 2 queen size pillows with 800...
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    I wish I could find reflectix in roll form around...

    I wish I could find reflectix in roll form around here! I saw Walmart had the car shield but it was for about $35 which seemed pretty excessive considering what it is. I'm thinking about just...
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    1 post closer...

    So, I guess I'll have to keep posting then and this puts me just one more post closer to that magic figure...

    From most videos I've seen with these pots and alcohol stoves, it doesn't look very...
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    Sticky fabric

    I've never sewn silnylon but I guess you're right about that, assuming you don't have a walking foot sewing machine (I wish!). Anyone have serger experience to know what that might be like?
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    You might try contacting Wiggy at www.wiggys.com...

    You might try contacting Wiggy at www.wiggys.com if you want an earful of information on insulation materials...! He's very opinionated about this subject, that's for sure. He invented an...
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    I was looking at doing the same thing and watched...

    I was looking at doing the same thing and watched a lot of youtube videos a few weeks back. I would recommend that you process the fabric before you sew it since the silicon will likely build up in...
  46. Just a thought but I have heard of this happening...

    Just a thought but I have heard of this happening here in the past. What may happen is that they get any information from your car that they can possibly use later such as your home address, card...
  47. If there's one thing I haven't ever made that...

    If there's one thing I haven't ever made that I've always wanted to, it's this kind of project. You've done a top-notch job of it and should be very proud! Kudos to you.
  48. Thread: I am Shug

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    Hmmm, perhaps the store should have a new...

    Hmmm, perhaps the store should have a new decal/patch for sale that says, "What would Shug do?"
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    I feel your pain as I've done this for another...

    I feel your pain as I've done this for another friend in the U.K. before. If you'd like, I'll be able to pick you up a pair on Monday and send them to you via post. Just let me know what colours...
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    Not to poke too much fun at a serious subject,...

    Not to poke too much fun at a serious subject, the odds are that you'll win the lottery before being hurt by a lightning strike while camping, so don't forget to get a ticket :)
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