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    Great news! My wife will be surprised when I give...

    Great news! My wife will be surprised when I give it to her. Thanks Paul & Missy!
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    Wow! That is a nice shade of green!

    Wow! That is a nice shade of green!
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    When you set up your hammock, throw your backpack...

    When you set up your hammock, throw your backpack into the hammock to weight it. That way it's pretty much in the same position as when you're laying in it.

    By the way, make a "pistol" with your...
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    I use 1/8" in the side channels and 3/32" in the...

    I use 1/8" in the side channels and 3/32" in the end channels. That combo has worked well for me on all my under quilts.

    For the side channels, I use 5' of shock cord in the middle and the...
  5. Richard knows his materials. I've been following...

    Richard knows his materials. I've been following his analysis of gear for many years before coming to hammocks.
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    Welcome from the opposite corner of the USA,...

    Welcome from the opposite corner of the USA, Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from South Florida!

    Welcome from South Florida!
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    Store bought grosgrain isn't even in the same...

    Store bought grosgrain isn't even in the same category as the grosgrain sold by the vendors here on HF. To me it's all but useless for outdoor gear.
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    Thanks for catching my upside down terminology...

    Thanks for catching my upside down terminology there, WV. That's exactly what I meant to say.

    Moral of the story; don't post when your tired, lol.
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    "No traffic light town" sounds good! Welcome...

    "No traffic light town" sounds good!
    Welcome from the Miami, FL area.
    We have traffic lights :(
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    Welcome from South Florida & part time White...

    Welcome from South Florida & part time White Mountain resident.
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    I never worry about needle holes. The weaker...

    I never worry about needle holes. The weaker modern nylon fabrics seem to heal themselves pretty well. Never had a problem and have made several down quilts.
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    Are the loose stitches only on top or bottom?

    Are the loose stitches only on top or bottom?
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    Your bury should be 2-1/2 fids. One fid is 21...

    Your bury should be 2-1/2 fids. One fid is 21 rope diameters.
    If your using 7/64" Amsteel, that would be about 5.75" of which just over an inch is tapered.
    The good news is that you need to bury...
  16. So you listen to Simon & Garfunkel? :D

    So you listen to Simon & Garfunkel?
    :D
  17. Check out Carlos Nakai for some real outdoorsy,...

    Check out Carlos Nakai for some real outdoorsy, primal Native American Indian flute music.

    The mood of that music goes well with hammocks.
  18. I'm definitely suffering from A/C cabin fever and...

    I'm definitely suffering from A/C cabin fever and I've been thinking.....
    Can't commit yet ;)
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    There's ALWAYS a limb in the way! :(

    There's ALWAYS a limb in the way! :(
  20. +1 So very true.

    +1 So very true.
  21. I listen to the sounds of nature. Living in the...

    I listen to the sounds of nature. Living in the megaopolis of Miami/South Florida, I don't hear that often.
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    This idea should work just fine and address the...

    This idea should work just fine and address the challenge of feeding fluffy insulation through the feed dogs on the sewing machine.

    I'm sure you've researched this, but don't forget to cut the...
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida! Beautiful country up...

    Welcome from Florida!
    Beautiful country up there.
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    Welcome from South Florida!

    Welcome from South Florida!
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    Welcome from 50 miles or so south of you!

    Welcome from 50 miles or so south of you!
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    Welcome from South Florida!

    Welcome from South Florida!
  28. I like the storage method! You got me thinking! 👍

    I like the storage method! You got me thinking! 👍
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    Ah! That's the life! State Parks with...

    Ah! That's the life!
    State Parks with designated sites and all is not even camping to me. Nothing like getting out there. Glad you had a good experience.
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    Glad you're out on the trail again, Mike! I don't...

    Glad you're out on the trail again, Mike! I don't know how you can take that heat. I know what you mean about finding suitable trees to hang from in West Texas. And that's quite an impressive gear...
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    Man, I wish some would carry me on my hikes, lol....

    Man, I wish some would carry me on my hikes, lol.
    Looks like a fun time with family!
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    Great getaway! I love that area. Oh, and...

    Great getaway! I love that area.
    Oh, and perfect flag for you Sunshine, lol.
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    I carry a hank of it for emergency use and...

    I carry a hank of it for emergency use and repairs. Not as my primary lines.
  34. Thread: First DIY

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    Nice job on your DIY! Looks to be real cozy and...

    Nice job on your DIY! Looks to be real cozy and comfortable. Congratulations!
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    You always find good things when your not looking...

    You always find good things when your not looking for them!
    Welcome to the madness from Florida.
    Banff / Lake Louise area has always been on my bucket list.
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    FOUND: That's a well regarded tarp and should protect...

    That's a well regarded tarp and should protect you well for many, many seasons!
  37. I don't like reflective cords. It just seems...

    I don't like reflective cords. It just seems unnatural. Any cord with some color is plenty visible to me. I guess I could understand it in a scout camp.
    ;)
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    I don't think I mentioned it in the video, but...

    I don't think I mentioned it in the video, but I'm 6'-1" at 200 pounds. Like BillyBob, I just don't seem to get any added benefit from a hammock wider then 54".
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    Welcome from South Florida!

    Welcome from South Florida!
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    Definitely time to kick it up a notch! Welcome...

    Definitely time to kick it up a notch!
    Welcome from South Florida.
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    I try to minimize weight and bulk, so it's...

    I try to minimize weight and bulk, so it's Dynaglide Whoopies and Kevlar tree strap connected with a Marlin spike. Sometimes I use titanium Dutch clips, sometimes ADutchable clip and sometimes just...
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Welcome from Florida! You obviously have a very...

    Welcome from Florida!
    You obviously have a very smart daughter!
  45. Thread: Dobby fabric?

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    I'm getting very sleepy.... Zzzzzz

    I'm getting very sleepy.... Zzzzzz
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    This is totally a personal preference thing. The...

    This is totally a personal preference thing. The conventional netted hammock with attached zippered net does limit the hammock to one shape. Not necessarily a bad thing. (The exception being TTTG...
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    Sounds like an old school field trip! Lol

    Sounds like an old school field trip! Lol
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    Welcome from Florida! I've seen many pictures of...

    Welcome from Florida!
    I've seen many pictures of Croatia. It's a very beautiful country.
  49. My first DIY excursion was to sew a 15" wide...

    My first DIY excursion was to sew a 15" wide strip of mosquito netting around the bottom perimeter of my floorless MSR Hex3 tent. I remember it being a lot longer way around that tent than I first...
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    After reading this thread, I'm thinking we need...

    After reading this thread, I'm thinking we need to form a HammocksForums basketball team! :D
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