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    Not sure if this will be of any help but if you...

    Not sure if this will be of any help but if you have access to any sailboat gear suppliers thats a good place to look.
  2. Thread: Alaska

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    can comment on campgrounds in BC...... the...

    can comment on campgrounds in BC...... the Provincial ones charge about 15 dollars a nite ... so not cheap. Have never been hassled for using the trees in them for hanging. There are lots of spots...
  3. After reading all the most excellent advice and...

    After reading all the most excellent advice and comments to your question there is not much more I can add except for the following. No matter what you pick for your "first and most perfect" hammock...
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    Ring buckles are my preferred method to tie off...

    Ring buckles are my preferred method to tie off with.... Easy for micro adjustments and the aluminum rings weigh such a small amount.
  5. Having read through all the posts I can't add too...

    Having read through all the posts I can't add too much more to this topic other than durung the winter I also sleep mostly full time in my inside hammock. Pain be gone!
    During the summer there is a...
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    What works well for me is a down filled vest for...

    What works well for me is a down filled vest for a pillow. It fits into the multi use category because at nite when a pit stop is required I slip on my vest/pillow and .... well you can se the...
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    I have made my hammocks using both velcro...

    I have made my hammocks using both velcro closures as well as zippers and my preference is a zipper. The problem that I encountered fairly often with velcro is that it tangled up in the netting and...
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    Truth be told my fav mod was to give it to my...

    Truth be told my fav mod was to give it to my daughter and start making my own hammocks. Hated the bottom entry and the inability to open the bug screen. To install a zipper on the bug screen is the...
  9. I have been using my down filled vest as a...

    I have been using my down filled vest as a pillow..... serves two purposes.... and works well..... helps to keep my neck and head a bit extra warmer as well
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    Sounds Similar To What Needed For My Pack....

    Sounds Similar To What Needed For My Pack. Instead Of Cutting The Ccf All The Way Into Seperate Sections I Cut Slots In It At Intervals Of Approx 8 Inches Which Allowed Me To Fold The Ccf Pad So It...
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    Has been one year that I have been hammocking and...

    Has been one year that I have been hammocking and I guess I was one of the lucky ones in that my first nite in a hammock was pure bliss. HH was where I began the journey and have progressed to making...
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    Have been sleeping in a hammock for 8 months....

    Have been sleeping in a hammock for 8 months. Love it, no sore shoulders no sore back. Once you get one it won't be long before hangin outside will sound like a great idea to you so I would get one...
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    I have been using both nylon and poly shears...

    I have been using both nylon and poly shears material from the Wal Mart bin for bug screen for the last year..... they get lots of use as I sleep in a hammock every nite and no rips or tears yet....
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    I also have to second that statement about giving...

    I also have to second that statement about giving support for products and practices that I agree with. Since getting interested in hammocks I have always found it extremely difficult to believe...
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    The first cover I made was totally out of DWR...

    The first cover I made was totally out of DWR ripstop and on all occasions have had condensation issues. Since then I have been trying poly fabrics and found one that is used as an outer shell on...
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    Thats quite similar to the cover that I make. The...

    Thats quite similar to the cover that I make. The way I got around the droop was to cut the cover to follow the shape of the hammock, then to cut a dart where it hangs the lowest across the width of...
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    Great tip!!!! I will be trying that one soon....

    Great tip!!!! I will be trying that one soon. Thank you!!!!:D
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    My Son in law started me in trying a hammock and...

    My Son in law started me in trying a hammock and thankfully it was mid summer or I would have probably given up. The real trick to converting someone to hammocks is making it a warm ( key word being...
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    I don't have a winter tarp, but have been out a...

    I don't have a winter tarp, but have been out a few times in the conditions of wind rain and fog. Using a hammock cover/sock has kept me dry and warm. The advantage to the winter tarp I think would...
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    Mine too as there is not any need to go beyond...

    Mine too as there is not any need to go beyond purchasing a sleeping bag, a 9 dollar Wall Mart pad and a simple modification. I have been putting off doing it to my other down filled bag which is...
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    I started out using a Wal Mart pad in a SPE in my...

    I started out using a Wal Mart pad in a SPE in my hammock and found it to be less comfortable than without it. Since then I have modified my sleeping bag so the hammock strings through it and now...
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    With the failure rate of the ridge line as high...

    With the failure rate of the ridge line as high as it seems shouldn't the patent read non structural ridge line and void the patent? Just an off the wall thought.:D
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    The light colored hammock and cover weigh in at...

    The light colored hammock and cover weigh in at 2.2 lbs, the woodland print at 3 Lbs. When I was making them the end use at that point was for backcountry dirt bike usage. There are many hundreds of...
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    The lighter color is from Wal mart and bargin bin...

    The lighter color is from Wal mart and bargin bin prices. Its light enough to be back packable. My postal scale was in wifes craft shop and she packed it away someplace so have not weighed the last...
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    T/Y. I bought my first hammock about a year ago...

    T/Y. I bought my first hammock about a year ago and got hooked. Since then I have been making all my own gear as the bought one didn't have the features I wanted. I have finally found what works well...
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    Outdoor testing

    Spent a couple of nites in the bush with the new polyester hammock covers and both worked well in fairly demanding conditions.

    1) Nite time temp went down to 34F.

    2) Humidity was 100 %. Could...
  27. Thread: My quilt

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    Very nice. My son in law wants to get some...

    Very nice. My son in law wants to get some momentum 90 to make a few things out of so good to hear its quality material.
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    Gear sounds about the same as mine..... a bit of...

    Gear sounds about the same as mine..... a bit of this a tad of that and sleep toasty. As to an weather cover I have been playing with them the last while and a couple have worked well and one had...
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    Have been to your part of the world as well and...

    Have been to your part of the world as well and enjoyed it a lot. Cousin's hubby was in the Navy and went down a few times for a visit. Yes to the so called spring we are having, what happened to...
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    As to the spectra line if you ever go to Victoria...

    As to the spectra line if you ever go to Victoria on the Island there is a small sailing shop that has an excellent supply of it and very reasonable prices and in various diameters. If you have a...
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    I am on Vancouver Island so we are in the same...

    I am on Vancouver Island so we are in the same high humidty wet N wild winters. Snowing here today ... more like sleet. Will be following what you are trying for a weather shield to see how its...
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    Poll: Very true words YB. I am a relatively new convert...

    Very true words YB. I am a relatively new convert to hammocks and have gone the route of the HH for a first hammock in June of 2007.

    Did the try different pads thing, struggle to get in the...
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    By the sound of it you have been bitten by the...

    By the sound of it you have been bitten by the DIY bug. If thats the case before the year is out you will have tried all the varitaions on this hammock theme. ;)
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    Try a G4 pack out of it....would be good up to 20...

    Try a G4 pack out of it....would be good up to 20 lbs carry capacity and weigh 12 ounces or less. Thats what I used to make mine. Has one season on it with moderate use and no rips or punctures. Just...
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    Poll: Yes to Meat Loaf and bat outa hell.... great...

    Yes to Meat Loaf and bat outa hell.... great album.

    The weather was clear sky and temp dropping. The tarp was dry with no condensation on it at all. The condensation was directly over my face...
  36. Only wish I lived closer Neo as I would love to...

    Only wish I lived closer Neo as I would love to attend a hangout. Seems to be a lack of anyone in this forum that lives on the West Coast of Canada. On the bright side I have made a believer out of a...
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    Poll: Just came inside from the back field after a...

    Just came inside from the back field after a partial nite of testing a hammock cover made from DWR ripstop. I left a ventilation hole in the nose end in the hopes that I would not have any...
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    Now for a few words from the sleeping bag mod to...

    Now for a few words from the sleeping bag mod to use in a hammock guy.

    1) A mummy bag is confining and I could never use one so I have been purchasing barrel bags which have a lot more room to...
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    Poll: I make all my hammocks with the ends even when...

    I make all my hammocks with the ends even when doing the whipping and have never even come close to having one tip over on me or anyone else who has used one. I don't add pullouts in an asym style...
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    I have found that a min requirement for me to get...

    I have found that a min requirement for me to get comfortable in a hammock is 55 to 58 inches wide by 10 feet long. The 10 feet in length reduces to approx 8' 6" from whipping to whipping when hung...
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    The tarp I bought at MEC (Mountain Equipment Co...

    The tarp I bought at MEC (Mountain Equipment Co Op ) The model is the one called scout and is Polyester with a coating. The size is just enough to get the job done in a West Coast moonsoon....
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    Hammock field test

    First field test of prarie ghost print hammock cover and hammock.

    1) Nite time temp of 35 F.

    2) Modified Army surplus bag with hammock inside it. Approx 20F down bag.

    There were no...
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    I love this place!!!! That is an idea that has a...

    I love this place!!!! That is an idea that has a lot of merrit. Can't see why it would not work.
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    Took a couple of reads but I got it. I don't see...

    Took a couple of reads but I got it. I don't see why it wouldn't work and is a great idea. Just make SURE that you are not compressing the bottom side insulation when there is a person in it. The way...
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    I don't mean to start a riot here either, but in...

    I don't mean to start a riot here either, but in my journey in hammocking so far I have found a real gap in buying a hammock and keeping warm in it. I have tried all the methods that people have used...
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    My first question to you is what style of bag is...

    My first question to you is what style of bag is it? If its an old style bag with the zipper that goes all the way down the long edge and across the bottom of the bag then the modification is dead...
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    I have so fallen out of love with velcro that I...

    I have so fallen out of love with velcro that I don't use it for anything anymore. The cover is not attached to the hammock itself, but rather attaches to the suspenson lines. What I am using is a...
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    Here is a rough drawing of how its made. This...

    Here is a rough drawing of how its made. This cover allows me to use a sleeping bag modified to have the hammock inside it without the bag drooping to the ground. One side of the top cover is sewn...
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    Cheapest hammock set up

    This has to be my cheapest hammock setup

    1) Material for hammock 10 dollars.

    2 Material for hammock cover 6 dollars.

    3) Down filled sleeping bag to modify. (Army surplus) includiung new...
  50. The last bit of sewing for the bug net is a bit...

    The last bit of sewing for the bug net is a bit harder, but not impossible. Worse comes to worse a few stitches with a needle and thread. The up side is a much more comfortable hammock IMO. There are...
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