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    I'm in! Looks great!

    I'm in! Looks great!
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    Poll: I voted "1 because I only need it to loop through...

    I voted "1 because I only need it to loop through itself to whip the ends of my hammock. I use the marlin spike hitch to attach whoopies to tree huggers. I'm sure that wouldn't work out though if...
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    I find these set ups ideal. I'm a big boy (300+...

    I find these set ups ideal. I'm a big boy (300+ lbs) which means that my options are a little more limited, but the COMFORT! I actually whip 2 tablecloths together for a double layer hammock (since...
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    I'm so glad that this doesn't just happen to me....

    I'm so glad that this doesn't just happen to me. I changed aspects of my suspension three times before I finally said to myself that I [B]Had[B]to leave it alone. Now I just make DIY's for the family...
  5. I have to agree with everyone who says "go with...

    I have to agree with everyone who says "go with what you like". I am discovering something new every time I go out with my hammock, and I'm always finding some new innovation on the forums.

    I...
  6. I use whoopies from 1/8th Amsteel and I weigh...

    I use whoopies from 1/8th Amsteel and I weigh over 300lbs. There's absolutely nothing to worry about. I even made my own whoopies, so if you went with something professional there should definitely...
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    Welcome from Natchitoches! Whatever you do, make...

    Welcome from Natchitoches! Whatever you do, make sure you have a BUG NET!!! I'm probably about to start doing some DIY'S once I get a thread injector, but in the mean time I have an ENO Guardian, and...
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    The cheapest/easiest thing I can think of doing...

    The cheapest/easiest thing I can think of doing is making a hammock out of a tablecloth from www.tableclothsfactory.com. I selected a 90 x 132 crinkled taffeta tablecloth.

    Link here:...
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    Welcome from Natchitoches!

    Welcome from Natchitoches!
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    From what I understand, structural ridge lines...

    From what I understand, structural ridge lines should never be too tight. Griz explains this in one of his videos. The ridge line's sole purpose is to insure a certain amount of sag in the hammock. I...
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    I tried out a form of the SLS with rings and...

    I tried out a form of the SLS with rings and amsteel and it let me go gently to the ground. I think amsteel may be a little too slippery for prusiks, but I only learned how to tie one last week. I...
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    Thanks for all the helpful info folks. I just...

    Thanks for all the helpful info folks. I just finished putting it together after work, and I'll have some pics up tomorrow.
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    Also, if I do indeed need the extra cordage, is...

    Also, if I do indeed need the extra cordage, is there an actual whipping method that I should use? I've got plenty more amsteel, but I'd like to use it for other DIY projects if possible. ;)
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    Whip it???

    Hey folks, I just got comfortable making whoopie slings with a fixed brommel on one end. I'm anxiously awaiting a tablecloth to come in the mail for a DIY. I've read a lot about "whipping" the ends...
  15. Now that I'm sold on this DIY venture, is taffeta...

    Now that I'm sold on this DIY venture, is taffeta fairly thick? In Louisiana, the state bird is the mosquito, and they're out and about this time of year. Would one need to double up on the fabric to...
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    I'm a visual learner, so I had to go to a video...

    I'm a visual learner, so I had to go to a video before the tutorials made perfect sense to me. I did go the tape route, and it can be VERY frustrating! If you have something to work as your splicing...
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    You sir, are a genius! I had a problem earlier...

    You sir, are a genius! I had a problem earlier this summer with the mosquitoes still getting to my side through the bug net. (big fella) I'm gonna go and immediately get some shock chord and some...
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    Would you folks also say that it would still be...

    Would you folks also say that it would still be necessary to at least have an under quilt with the sock? When I first looked at socks, I thought they were an all in one system, but now that I've...
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    Hammock Socks

    Hey folks, I'm looking into getting something to keep warm for Fall/Winter. I was just looking at a hammock sock from Dream Hammocks. Does anybody have any experience with these? I live in Louisiana,...
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    Welcome! I'm working on my bike tomorrow...

    Welcome! I'm working on my bike tomorrow (changing the starter, oil, air filter). I can't wait to take a long ride and not worry too much about where I'm going to sleep! Are you just taking some...
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    I have a gathered end hammock (off shoot of an...

    I have a gathered end hammock (off shoot of an ENO Doublenest) and I can sleep on my side comfortably when I so choose, though I have to admit that I tend to draw my legs up in almost a fetal...
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    Back from Arkansas!

    This past week I took a vacation with a buddy of mine to Long Pool Recreational Area in the southern tip of the Ozark National Forest. I've previously mentioned that I have one night of sleeping in...
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    Welcome from Louisiana!

    Welcome from Louisiana!
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    Noob success!

    So I survived my first night out in the wilds in my hammock! I'm a big guy (330 lbs) and was a little wary of the idea of my hammock staying suspended for an entire night. My previous field tests had...
  25. Great vid! I'm a big guy too. (330 lbs) and I got...

    Great vid! I'm a big guy too. (330 lbs) and I got into hammock camping because I figured it had to be way more comfortable for king sized people to sleep in than tents. Glad to know there are other...
  26. The irony is my boss was just mentioning these to...

    The irony is my boss was just mentioning these to me today. I had no idea what he was talking about. Low and behold I browse the forums, and BAZINGA! I'll stick to my less than a pound $35 hammock...
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    Welcome! There's lots of great information here!...

    Welcome! There's lots of great information here! I'm trying a single line suspension on my next outing Monday and Tuesday with my ENO. I'm sure you will quickly find something that works for you! :)
  28. Sticky: Aha! I think the rings are the culprit! I have...

    Aha! I think the rings are the culprit! I have some SMC rings on order, but I got impatient, and bought some steel rings at the general store. They are polished. I'll try again when my new rings come...
  29. Sticky: Great videos! I have one question: I attempted...

    Great videos! I have one question: I attempted the single line suspension with one steel ring at each end, and I made several loops through these rings with the cord, but I noticed that if I put any...
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    Sticky: Mine comes from Barnabas, nicknamed the...

    Mine comes from Barnabas, nicknamed the thirteenth apostle. He traveled with the apostle Paul on his first missionary journey. His name translates to "the son of encouragement"

    1898 is the year my...
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    Sticky: I have lived in the piney woods my entire life....

    I have lived in the piney woods my entire life. That being said, my dad worked every waking hour to keep us fed, and a roof over our heads, so I never had the opportunity to experience camping in my...
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