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    What is a good deal for you and from where?

    Ramblinrev's advice is excellent as always. There is a great sewing machine dealer (mostly Brother) about 2 miles from my house who tries to sell me $400 Bother machines and offers excellent advanced...
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    Welcome to hammock camping and hopefully much...

    Welcome to hammock camping and hopefully much more. I have been camping in hammocks for about 40 years, but I still own several tents including a very small backpacking 1 person model. There are a...
  3. Your requirements are unique so approach it that way is my advice

    Grannypat gave the best advice of all, IMO. Hopefully as you read articles and books and threads you will begin to understand what your unique requirements are. I'm not sure if camping hammocks have...
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    wooden clothes pin as a clip?

    I do not remember seeing that done before, only binder clips holding sleeping bag or bed quilt as a temporary under quilt below hammock. Only problem I see in long term is that you may want to swap...
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    BU Nova? is my best guess but I am not a Necchi...

    BU Nova? is my best guess but I am not a Necchi expert call and ask

    "BU Nova are the VN (for Vittorio Necchi) logo on the machine bed"
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    Good deal should go fast

    I would probably pick it up for that price if no damage was apparent and the motor and gears are still good. Call ask for model and serial number before driving over look up see what parts you can...
  7. That is a good point. I often leave a tooth brush...

    That is a good point. I often leave a tooth brush and paste hanging from ridgeline, because someone is often passing around snacks late at night by the campfire. But it would be wise to at least hang...
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    I know just enough about thread injectors to know...

    I know just enough about thread injectors to know that I don't know much. But if she was concerned with noise perhaps an all metal gear vintage machine that many of us like would not be the best...
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    As you so well pointed out here, I have also...

    As you so well pointed out here, I have also noticed in my area the most highly sought after models when placed on CL and eBay for a low price due to the need for repairs or whatever go very fast....
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    Welcome. Sounds like a great trip you have...

    Welcome. Sounds like a great trip you have planned post a report over in that "Trips and Campouts" forum section and perhaps a link to it from this thread. A simple $9 Walmart CCF pad (silicone...
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    Hammeck was my first recommendation with dream...

    Hammeck was my first recommendation with dream hammocks a close second. Lower 6 inches of netting being ripstop fabric instead perhaps, Similar to older Warbonnet design is the idea.
    Ripstop nylon...
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    I will try to contact my family doctor from...

    I will try to contact my family doctor from Northern Brazil who lived next door to me when I was a child. He may know of some studies about this since millions of people there sleep in hammocks. I...
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    #1 Alite chair with back support for fireside or...

    #1 Alite chair with back support for fireside or eating with friends in the group, more comfortable than a log or rock with pad.

    #2 A mobile phone with backup battery but if someone else brings a...
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    Tarp guy line 101, lineloc, self tensioning

    minute 7:20 appox shows the shock cord in parallel with non-stretch cord, put this close to tarp or close to ground stake or in-between does to make much difference:

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  15. 550 lb clip, 9 grams, $2-7 each

    Here is one online retailer for $6.56 each in small quantities they also offer bulk pricing. But I can get wholesale for a little under $2 each. Comparing to Dutch clips is like apples to oranges not...
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    stiff wire versus needle, my preference is wire with handle

    This is a very good point. One of several reasons that a needle of any sort is NOT most people's first choice after they have had the opportunity to try several different tools. A sharp needle like a...
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    SS wire splice tool, sources

    I agree with Silvertip, gmcttr posted a link to a Amazon for this "lockwire" Malin Company brand which is also available from Grainger which may be able to ship for free to a local store near you if...
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    Cheap splice tools from local craft shops, or H.W.

    I bought a set of upholstery needles from Hobby Lobby
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    smaller ones work for D-G, larger for Amsteel.
    $2.29 - 40% download coupon to phone add tax cost about 38 cents per needle aka splice...
  19. Last time I calculated it typical 1" webbing...

    Last time I calculated it typical 1" webbing straps were conservatively 5 times the weight per foot of 7/64" Amsteel and the hardware you prefer is typically listed. The extra bulk is not as easy to...
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    3' of shock cord seem like a lot. Do you have a...

    3' of shock cord seem like a lot. Do you have a non-stretch cord in parallel with this?
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    Looks good. Now all your friends and relatives...

    Looks good. Now all your friends and relatives are going to want you to make them one.
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    Where is the "Thread Injector" forum?

    Thanks, that was very helpful my mother was very cheap with thread and cleaning her machines properly (professionally) and killed a few. I am attempting to educate myself and not repeat the family...
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    see if Mikey likes them

    I bought some of those nite ize mini bones and larger ones many years ago because they looked "cool", my tech geek years. I took them on several car camping trips to try out, but was always to busy...
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    Congrats on baby looks very healthy. Personally...

    Congrats on baby looks very healthy. Personally I think some hammocks are safer than some cribs and most beds but you must use common sense hang very low over a thick pad. No choking cords,...
  25. Thread: tarp stakes

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    LW aluminum ground stakes at Hobby Lobby and Walmart

    I was at WM and noticed these cool looking lightweight ground stakes in the sewing and craft section:

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    They might work well in very soft soil or the longer ones in snow.
    Could cut and...
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    Sore throat causes for me are most frequently...

    Sore throat causes for me are most frequently allergies. Sinus drainage even very slight can drain down into your throat as you sleep and aggravate your throat more at night than at day time when you...
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    What?! The Canadians have an army that hangs in...

    What?! The Canadians have an army that hangs in hammocks? My Canadian father told me there were rumors of this, he got out off WW II due to his farm. I still have a Canadian passport and it is one...
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    Zing-it is probably the best all around cord to...

    Zing-it is probably the best all around cord to have. In a pinch you could even double or quad it and hang your hammock from it. If you find some cheap reflective cord at Walmart you can remove the...
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    I bought "Nite Ize" reflective cord/rope and 9's...

    I bought "Nite Ize" reflective cord/rope and 9's many years ago they are OK but not the best. The cord is very stiff and waxy but it does seem to last a long time compared to other brands perhaps...
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    Especially if you wrap up your tarp with the...

    Especially if you wrap up your tarp with the lines still attached (most people do) then keep them relatively short and just girth hitch on extensions when necessary. www.WarbonnetOutdoors.com/videos...
  31. Thread: tarp stakes

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    A few of the ground stakes I have collected over...

    A few of the ground stakes I have collected over the last few decades, some I removed from tree roots that were abandoned by others.92249

    Next will add some more used when improvising. HF app...
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    When and where to use what style of stake, DIY

    These from WM are OK a bit of work to cut down and use a file or "Dremel" tool to make notch or hole for reflective pull cord but it could work. Basically ground hog "Y" or "V" style work well in...
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    It depends on the soil/snow/rock I expect and if...

    It depends on the soil/snow/rock I expect and if there will be any deep rooted plants I can attach to. If I am very uncertain I will take extra extensions of cord, and multiple stake types be...
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    There are many ways people have done this with...

    There are many ways people have done this with varying degrees of success, therefore several threads on it so search using several key words here are a few more. Also show us your clips and let us...
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    segmented pad extender

    There are many different methods to make Segmented Pad Extenders, google and look at what others have done first is my recommendation:
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    You learned why hammock camping took so long to...

    You learned why hammock camping took so long to catch on in North America. It is fairly easy to cut down evergreen branches and stuff the needles under a tarp or tent floor as insulation from the...
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    He did a Black Friday after Thanksgiving sale...

    He did a Black Friday after Thanksgiving sale last year but it was not a huge discount. Most vendors do either that or Cyber Monday. Also look for closeouts and ads online for used if you want to...
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    Just checked at www.UKhammocks.com Woodsman lite...

    Just checked at www.UKhammocks.com
    Woodsman lite hammock is only rated for 90 kg and 30.50 or under $50 US Dollars (€ 38.50) approximately.
    These do not have a bugnet. My recommendation is to...
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    I agree with you "Sputnik" there are many...

    I agree with you "Sputnik" there are many advantages to a stand alone bugnet these are the very first types that I used when I was very young a long time ago and are still the coolest and most...
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    www.hammeck.com is a small vendor in the USA that...

    www.hammeck.com is a small vendor in the USA that can semi-custom make you a double layer integrated bug netted hammock for about $200 - $220 US Dollars not including shipping. This is typically...
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    Www.ddhammocks.com is a popular vendor in Europe...

    Www.ddhammocks.com is a popular vendor in Europe but their Jungle hammock is only rated for 125 kg so you might want to email or talk to them on the phone and see if they can semi custom make one...
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    WB, Hennessy, OES in SilNylon all good as far as I know

    You identified two that I consider top choices for tarps under $150 with built in doors WB and Hennessy. there is also this one:

    http://www.outdoorequipmentsupplier.com/4_season_tarps.php

    Some...
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    Most cats enjoy a good hang, dogs as well

    Depending on how heavy your cat (30 pound coon cat?) or dog is you may be able to tie some cord between some heavy furniture and pin some thick fabric to it and see how the pet likes it. Best if low...
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    Simple, ugly, quasi hammock like device

    http://youtu.be/iyNdC8y4ab0

    A simple version made with PVC from hardware store. Some pet owners are concerned that the pet (cat or dog) will get their head stuck in the gap in corners and...
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    Ragdoll cat + tiny spreader bar hammock is a winner!

    That video is great! Ragdoll cats are so cute and cuddly my daughters would have loved and abused the heck out of one, but I got them a Maine Coon Cat instead because I am that kind of a Father. Our...
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    Sounds like MSG, lol

    I rarely use MSH anymore but wondered it anyone has put a snuggly fitting wooden dowel into their hollow aluminum or CF spike just in case the cord slips off the knot and onto the spike instead. I.e....
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    Reflective heat, VBL, UQP, no sew PLUQ

    We are uncertain if you intend to backpack and need light weight gear or mostly car camp or some other style of camping where weight and bulk is not a major issue. But if not an issue and you are...
  48. 1. Woot has skeeter beater on sale from time to...

    1. Woot has skeeter beater on sale from time to time.
    2. not difficult to suspend Sleeping bag below hammock with 1/8" or thicker shock cord to hammock suspension line, this is more packable than a...
  49. Stylish Mosquito protection for camping and hiking

    If the skeet'rs get really thick you can walk around the campground with one of these stylish outfits, frighting small children and your gear should be safe. I have heard that hot young women think...
  50. Many good options, have fun, SE OK is great

    There are actually dozens of options you could use that would work out fine to give hammock hang'n a try. I generally prefer an integrated bugnet in very buggy environments because the zipper pull is...
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