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    Where in SW Ontario are you from? Seeing gear in...

    Where in SW Ontario are you from?
    Seeing gear in real-life can really alter your attitude.
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    Hello, What part of Southern Ontario are you in? ...

    Hello, What part of Southern Ontario are you in? (it is a mighty big territory)

    I live in Chatham, so if you are in this neck of the woods give me a shout.
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    Mosquitoes: the dbl layer will help you there....

    Mosquitoes: the dbl layer will help you there.
    UQ: i am a huge fan of uq's and i don't leave home without them.

    If it is going to be "very cold" i am fond of putting a wool blanket between the...
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    Hello, and welcome. I am proud to see that...

    Hello, and welcome.
    I am proud to see that Ontario has gained yet another Hanger, we are starting to be population!

    hehe I remember when it was just me and a guy from Ottawa!

    Glad you could...
  5. Thread: The funk

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    Since everybody else is chiming in, I will add my...

    Since everybody else is chiming in, I will add my nickel of advice;

    1) Wool
    2) separate sleeping clothes
    3) 3-season: soap & water and/or baby wipes before bed
    4) winter: baby wipes before bed ...
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    I honestly didn't think it was possible to 'toss...

    I honestly didn't think it was possible to 'toss & turn' out of a hammock. Are you sure you are not sleep-walking?

    I have (like many on this board) miscalculated my entry procedure and ended up...
  7. Bubba: sorry but i have to withdraw. Something...

    Bubba: sorry but i have to withdraw. Something has come up :(
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    This is what I would do: Sew grosgrain loops...

    This is what I would do:

    Sew grosgrain loops every 8" or so. With cordage going over the ridgeline attaching to the opposite loop.
    While laying in the hammock snug-up each cord untill you can...
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    I may be in the minority regarding hang-height,...

    I may be in the minority regarding hang-height, but i like to hang high. The only time I hang low, is when I will be cooking from the hammock. It doesn't make a real difference in the quality of...
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    I bought 2 Grizz beaks that started out covering...

    I bought 2 Grizz beaks that started out covering the end on my HH Hex, and now on my MacCat Deluxe.
    Without a doubt, the only tarp I will buy in the future will have doors attached.

    Last time I...
  11. Thread: Xmas Raffle!

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    I'm in! **But only if shipping to Canada is...

    I'm in!

    **But only if shipping to Canada is 'ok' and not too much of a burden.**
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    I too have a Native American Flute (E#) that I...

    I too have a Native American Flute (E#) that I love playing. (The deep bass seems to fit in the bush perfectly.) My only problem is that I have no skill. I can 'play along' to other music I hear,...
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    In addition to that, I posted awhile ago about a...

    In addition to that, I posted awhile ago about a great use for that crappy nylon tree-straps that we all end up collecting but not using.

    A Dog harness! setup like a sled-dog where it crosses at...
  14. Not unless a record cold snap hits. Most average...

    Not unless a record cold snap hits. Most average lows are -10C
  15. The admission fees and per night rates are posted...

    The admission fees and per night rates are posted here:
    http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/admissions-fees/conservation-areas/admissions-and-fees

    You may be correct, I found the information on...
  16. Count me in.

    Unless something comes up I will be attending.

    $9.00 for vehicle and driver, $13.50 per vehicle maximum
    Site fee: Unserviced (per night): $35.00 plus HST

    <Has site 134 been reserved? How...
  17. Thread: What do you do?

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    My ground (sit) pad would double as a sleep pad.

    My ground (sit) pad would double as a sleep pad.
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    Howdy from Chatham, and the banana-belt of Canada.

    Howdy from Chatham, and the banana-belt of Canada.
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    Sewing maching needle size & breakage.

    When I got my machine professionally serviced, I informed her that I would only ever be using the Guttermans thread that I bought from DIY gear. She looked hurt and insulted but carried on. (I...
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    Funny conversation with my wife.

    After seeing this image I sent the following email to my wife. Sit back and enjoy the madness.

    http://www.sugarloafwool.com/v/vspfiles/photos/Batt-3%20inch-2T.jpg


    Me: Imagine how warm of a...
  21. Thread: length of line

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    Until now I always wrapped my CRL around the...

    Until now I always wrapped my CRL around the trees I was hanging from. I needed almost 50' just to account for the 2 monster trees that were in my back yard that I used to hang from most of the...
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    There are a couple of things here that bear...

    There are a couple of things here that bear discussion.

    Insulation is defined as an ability to resist/impede thermal differentials. The very best insulator is a vacuum. The next best thing is...
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    Keep a close eye on that post on the left. It...

    Keep a close eye on that post on the left. It looks a little wimpy to me (and already leaning in).

    Awesome location though.
    The sound of the waves would be such a perfect lullaby.
  24. WM: That was a nice video, thanks for posting it;...

    WM: That was a nice video, thanks for posting it; but I have one question.

    When I write my name in the snow, it is always in cursive form. Did you use a stencil or were you practicing your kegel...
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    What about a wagon? Put pulk poles on it, and...

    What about a wagon? Put pulk poles on it, and tow him.
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    I have noticed damage on every tree I have ever...

    I have noticed damage on every tree I have ever tried to hang from. This includes:
    Maple, Oak, Walnut, and a couple of different types of pine.

    After this season I will only use huggers with...
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    Mors Kochanski seats??

    Sorry for hijacking the thread, but what is a Mors Kochanski seat?
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    Sniffle, Canada never gets the cool toys.

    Sniffle, Canada never gets the cool toys.
  29. Thread: Hammocks in Movies

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    Apollo 18. (horrible movie BTW, like "Blair...

    Apollo 18. (horrible movie BTW, like "Blair Witch" mixed with "The Happening").

    While sleeping on the moon, atleast one guy is in a hammock.
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    One item to note that could be making a huge...

    One item to note that could be making a huge difference is the span between attachment points. I don't know why, but I need a longer span (~20'+) when attaching to overhead joists, compared to...
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    I assume that the further out you place the...

    I assume that the further out you place the posts, the higher you need to attach the hammock (huggers). The higher you go on the post, the greater the forces at the pivot point (ground).

    Another...
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    This is a very good quilt, I have taken mine down...

    This is a very good quilt, I have taken mine down to -15C and was very comfy.
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    I hear mine all the time, I use it as a...

    I hear mine all the time, I use it as a meditation guide. I can also slow it down by concentrating/not-concentrating and 'hypnotize' myself.
  34. Thread: For Sale Rule

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    This is between you and the seller, it is not...

    This is between you and the seller, it is not upto HF.net to police the shipping habits of every possible seller.

    If it is a big deal to you that the item gets shipped 'your' way, then make it a...
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    SOLD: Haluzak Horizon - Detroit Area $500

    I have a Short WheelBase recumbent bike for sale.
    It is a 2004'ish(?) Haluzak Horizon that features the following:
    20" front
    26" rear
    Under Seat Steering
    27 Speed Shimano gearcase
    Cantilever...
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    My setup is much less gear, then a camper. If...

    My setup is much less gear, then a camper.

    If it wasnt' for the hammock the only time I would get out camping is if I took an RV or towed a camper.
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    I have an 'Ultimate' survivor too, so it wasn't a...

    I have an 'Ultimate' survivor too, so it wasn't a typo.
  38. Thread: What's the Point?

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    As was mentioned, it is much lighter; but it is...

    As was mentioned, it is much lighter; but it is significantly stronger, more durable, compresses better, and waterproof.

    I hear it also reverses hair loss, aides in weight loss, improves your...
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    This brings up several interesting questions. ...

    This brings up several interesting questions.

    a few that come to mind:

    Winter durability: if the water is being drawn in-between the layers (capillary action is the most probable cause) what...
  40. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    Well IMHO this was a benefit to the henessy entry...

    Well IMHO this was a benefit to the henessy entry method. You could 'sit-up', put your feet out of the hammock, and be upright enough to urinate without spilling on yourself.

    I have had a bottle...
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    I have just started using the loops on my JrB...

    I have just started using the loops on my JrB Winter Nest with a shock-cord over the ridge-line and it improves the fit about 1000x, and I feel like a complete idiot for not doing it sooner.
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    I will agree with others and state that I like...

    I will agree with others and state that I like how small your packaging is. Quite frankly; if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    If somebody wants it differently, let them know that options are...
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    It might be ok for a home-hang, but I image that...

    It might be ok for a home-hang, but I image that condensation would be an issue out in the bush.
  44. Thread: Cutting Amsteel

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    one trick that I found works very well is to...

    one trick that I found works very well is to twist the rope at the point of the cut so that it is very tight and can't spread-out. This method allows even dull knives to cut easily.
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    Are you hanging from the same tree and/or...

    Are you hanging from the same tree and/or attaching the DC to the same spot over & over again?

    The webbing looks like it hasn't been loaded 'squarely', is it getting bunched-up when you sit in the...
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    Send me an email, I can come over and help you...

    Send me an email, I can come over and help you out. I am not very good but I have made a few things on my mother-in-laws' old beast.
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    Simple solution that any science fair judge will love:

    1 VERY strong base (a steel box frame would work perfect, but is heavy and perhaps out of his league, or you could try a frame made from...
  48. Thread: Amsteel Loops

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    It is a simply because I thought I had read on...

    It is a simply because I thought I had read on this forum that the double & triple fishermans knot had pulled through on amsteel. On paracord it is safe, but IIRC the article posted that amsteel was...
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    I notice that you have a tiny tarp. One of the...

    I notice that you have a tiny tarp. One of the bigger tarps takes alot of the worry-factor away when the weather turns sour. Plus Grizz beaks are awesome!
  50. Thread: Amsteel Loops

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    Spliced loops are SUPER easy. The size of the...

    Spliced loops are SUPER easy. The size of the rope determines the size of the wire. If you are using 7/16" or 1/8" you can use a wire coat hanger. You can't get much simpler then that!

    The...
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