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  1. Thanks for sharing your journey and for posting...

    Thanks for sharing your journey and for posting the pics so we all can be world travelers together.
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    Yes, so very beautiful. Another stellar from...

    Yes, so very beautiful. Another stellar from infrastellar :thumbup:
  3. I also got to thinking that it isn't the 1000...

    I also got to thinking that it isn't the 1000 miles the cloud was put into service. Rather it is the number of nights the hammock was deployed that is more important.

    Regarding MT, yes it has...
  4. Thanks for the heads up. I went with a Double...

    Thanks for the heads up. I went with a Double Layer in the .71 Cloud. I also picked up a 1.2 Hexon (discontinued print bargain) that I can insert inside the DL Cloud for truck camping where weight...
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    MUCH better width. Now they need to work on...

    MUCH better width. Now they need to work on weight. I've got some ideas.

    However, doesn't quite compare to a 90 degree Hammocktent 90 gamma (or OTD DIY 90 degree) with OTD mods coming in at 23...
  6. Nice trip that brings back a lot of good memories...

    Nice trip that brings back a lot of good memories of climbing and backpacking trips into the Winds when I worked out of Lander and Moran, WY. Couldn't help but make some observations as I sit here...
  7. Thread: DIY Hammock

    by OlTrailDog
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    jadekayak is correct about the sheets bend and...

    jadekayak is correct about the sheets bend and double sheets bend. I use them to connect two ropes of different diameters.
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    Vostrovia. Perhaps the first hanger from Russia...

    Vostrovia. Perhaps the first hanger from Russia on HF? Welcome to a store house of much useful information and opinion.
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    I'll chime in by saying that I used a filter. ...

    I'll chime in by saying that I used a filter. Water sources are abundant. I carry purification tabs as a back up. The tabs are part of a learning experience with Steripen system that didn't work...
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    Sticky: Update. One of the VB has been spoken for and...

    Update. One of the VB has been spoken for and will be on it's way next week. I decided to keep the other one and add it to the tupperware tub that I stow in the truck for the winter months. ...
  11. Hang in there :lol:

    Hang in there :lol:
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    Sticky: I have a couple of sleeping bag VBs that I would...

    I have a couple of sleeping bag VBs that I would be happy to donate to a couple of interested folks. They are sitting ready to either donate to the goodwill as I'm confident I will not be putting...
  13. Very cool. Last weekend was the ACA Bike a Park...

    Very cool. Last weekend was the ACA Bike a Park weekend, or something to that effect. My border collie and I participated by enrolling a trip at local state park and then MTB trails on FS lands. ...
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    +1 on just hooking the shock cord line for all...

    +1 on just hooking the shock cord line for all the UQ options.
  15. Thread: TARP IDEA

    by OlTrailDog
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    Oh wow, I thought social distancing was what...

    Oh wow, I thought social distancing was what hammocks were all about. Or is it visa versa? :lol:
  16. Confessedly, at this time of life I am more a...

    Confessedly, at this time of life I am more a fair weather hammock dweller. Albeit, I spend at least part of each night in a hammock at home. Consequently, my Phoenix 20 does a fine job especially...
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    Howdy neighbor to the north. I've had some...

    Howdy neighbor to the north. I've had some wonderful experiences camping in Banff, Jasper, Robson, and the Kakwa. Massive country...don't forget the bear spray ;-) I have "friend" who use to...
  18. Thread: TARP IDEA

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    Hey, I think the sewing looks real decent. Much...

    Hey, I think the sewing looks real decent. Much better than my thrashing about. The side view gives a much better idea of your project. Are you serious about the sewing machine??? One thing I...
  19. Thread: TARP IDEA

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    While you are snapping pics how about one of the...

    While you are snapping pics how about one of the wide french seam you are using to encapsulate the pole. It might be just the ticket for a project I have been working on.
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    Oh no! Is this a hammock mandate? :scared: ...

    Oh no! Is this a hammock mandate? :scared:

    Good to hear that you all have mild symptoms. I hope that when I get it it will be likewise.
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    I think you stumble across the HYOH axiom. Some...

    I think you stumble across the HYOH axiom. Some hammock designs work well for some, some designs don't. Some folks could do well enough with a handkerchief stretched between two trees. While others...
  22. I've had several asym hammocks including a DH...

    I've had several asym hammocks including a DH Raven and a WBBB XLC. I've had several sym hammocks including a Chameleon, a SLD Trail Lair, and a DH Sparrow. (This doesn't include any of the 90...
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    I bought a discontinued printed Hex 1.0 at a...

    I bought a discontinued printed Hex 1.0 at a discount and use it inside of a DL Cloud 71 for the times that fabric robustness takes precedence over UL. I am also pleased with the comfort.
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    Dittos what Charlotte had to say. There is/was a...

    Dittos what Charlotte had to say. There is/was a Swede with the handle Redearmedia that use to post some very nice pictures of his camping adventures with his family in Sweden. Plus, another Swede...
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    For consideration: When I lived in Bozeman and...

    For consideration:

    When I lived in Bozeman and had a garage I would suspend a pole (sections of camo netting military poles) from the garage trusses. You might be able to do something similar by...
  26. Personally, I found the bridge I owned, WBRR,...

    Personally, I found the bridge I owned, WBRR, provided more squeeze than my Hammocktent 90 degree hammocks. The bridge was off to a new home. 90 degree hammocks are not easy to find. I believe if...
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    Not really difficult at all. Why take a look at...

    Not really difficult at all. Why take a look at me. I did it. Surely someone with a name as extravagant as oxtopheryames could do it with one brain lobe tied behind his/her back. I suspect most...
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    The best to you and your grandsons on your...

    The best to you and your grandsons on your enterprise endeavors.
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    I have both the Black Rock and a Feathered...

    I have both the Black Rock and a Feathered Friends hood that I picked up off ebay for not much. The FF just happens to be the same model as one of my FF parkas, so now I have a back up hood too. ...
  30. You have an excellent point! :lol: Advise...

    You have an excellent point! :lol: Advise steering clear of ID, MT, and WY!:scared:
  31. Ah, yes. The Winds. The glory days when you...

    Ah, yes. The Winds. The glory days when you couldn't keep this dog on the porch. Haystack and Wolf's Head.
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    My first foray into GEs was a DH Raven. The...

    My first foray into GEs was a DH Raven. The Raven was very nice. But when I picked up a Sparrow it was superb and definitely a notch above. So the Raven went to a new home. I've had several top...
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    I've shared the pain:laugh:

    I've shared the pain:laugh:
  34. Very nice trip report. I have a collection of...

    Very nice trip report. I have a collection of topo images and satellite images of the B-WC wilderness as pre-planning for foray. Mostly planned around circumnavigating Castle Peak and a hike up the...
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    Infrastellar: "Okay kids, who wants to go camping...

    Infrastellar: "Okay kids, who wants to go camping with me in the rain?"

    Kids: "Naw Dad. We would like to, but I think we've have some others things to do that just came up."

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  36. Great news! Another cottage hammock entrepreneur...

    Great news! Another cottage hammock entrepreneur is born. This one in Sweden!

    There was another fellow from Sweden with the nickname of Redearmedia that took some really nice photographs. ...
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    I think that was probably me and my experience...

    I think that was probably me and my experience with the Chicom knockoffs. I contested the item via Paypal and received a full refund plus the GE netted hammock. I offered it and a RBTR hammock for...
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    Nice looking and solid machine you have there. ...

    Nice looking and solid machine you have there. Hooooskavarna and Vikings have a good reputation for being reliable machines. You have a real advantage living in Sweden if something needs repair.
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    I had a Wooki that I used with WBBB XLC and a...

    I had a Wooki that I used with WBBB XLC and a symetrical DH Sparrow. Very, very nice UQ. I happened on to a Cedar Ridge Outdoors XL UQ on FS Forum. I use my hammocks for lounging, watching...
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    Wow, you can teach an Old Dog new tricks. I was...

    Wow, you can teach an Old Dog new tricks. I was not familiar with the McCarthy and will give it a try. Albeit the cord needs to be long enough. I've trucker hitches for lashing down loads on...
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    My sister turned me on to the Berninas. Since my...

    My sister turned me on to the Berninas. Since my grandparents and families immigrated from Switzerland we have to admit a bias for the Berninas. Her 830 broke and because of some flooding the parts...
  42. KISS. Over the years I've used a variety of...

    KISS. Over the years I've used a variety of tent, tarp, and fly tie out knots. However in the end it seems more likely than not, or knot, I default to a clove hitch on a bight. Probably an...
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    A couple days ago I say an ebay posting for a...

    A couple days ago I say an ebay posting for a Haventent. It was so high priced that I checked it out. Then I saw that it was located in Japan and I understood why they were asking double what I...
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    +2 on Hutzelbein's comments. I have a DH Sparrow...

    +2 on Hutzelbein's comments. I have a DH Sparrow and the workmanship is top notch. I use it all the time for my "couch" and sometimes for truck camping as it is a DL Hex2.2, as I wanted it to be...
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    Is that a morel mushroom under all those flies?...

    Is that a morel mushroom under all those flies? If so they know what a treat they have located. Here is a wonderful batch I was blessed with in 2018 following the fires up Bass Creek.
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    Super nice project and beautiful work. I just...

    Super nice project and beautiful work. I just finished my second 90 degree hammock project and it took a lot of sewing and stringing suspension lines. Therefore, I have some first hand...
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    I just stuck the second hammock inside the first,...

    I just stuck the second hammock inside the first, loosened up the gather on the outside hammock so that I could push the inside hammock CL through the gather. Since they are the same make hammock...
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    Over in the Cloud .71 I relate my experience and...

    Over in the Cloud .71 I relate my experience and reasoning with taking a Chameleon Hex 1.0 and doing what you are talking about with a Chameleon Cloud.
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  49. Oh, those doors. I was going to say you put the...

    Oh, those doors. I was going to say you put the platter on the record player and find out what an incredible group The Doors were. At least that what I thought back in 1969 and even to this day. ...
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    I truly found a blessing when I located this 930....

    I truly found a blessing when I located this 930. I finished the hammock and tested it out and I'm exceedingly glad on how it turned out. I have some bindings that I need to add to the head and...
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