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    If I were you, I wouldn't sew it on as you won't...

    If I were you, I wouldn't sew it on as you won't always need the netting. You can leave it home if you won't need it, but if you sew it on you're stuck carrying it regardless.

    Instead, sew a cord...
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    I don't get it... Why not just make one? ...

    I don't get it... Why not just make one? Especially if cost is an issue. Even more so if it's otherwise just for a spare or backup.

    You can make it exactly as long as you like that way too. ...
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    Just make your own. $5 worth of ripstop nylon at...

    Just make your own. $5 worth of ripstop nylon at Wal-Mart, some bug netting and a tarp.
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    I think Grizzly is right. They list Silnylon as...

    I think Grizzly is right. They list Silnylon as "Total Weight 1.4 +/- 0.1oz/sq yard" then list "Shipping Weight 3 oz per Yard."
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    I just made a simple draw-string bag out of...

    I just made a simple draw-string bag out of leftover Silnylon and sewed one side of the top of it to the lip of the hammock at about where my shoulder would be were I lying in the hammock. So when...
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    Practice-hang for a night or two somewhere near...

    Practice-hang for a night or two somewhere near home. My son and I did in our front yard and I hammock-camped at a recent Boy Scout campout where we were car-camping. That way if what you try for...
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    I thought Speer runs the seam transversely. ...

    I thought Speer runs the seam transversely. That's what I was going to do at any rate. Perhaps that's in case the seam leaks, then it wouldn't leak along the very top the whole length? But running...
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    Guylines for a tarp

    My Silnylon order just arrived and I'm planning to make a 10'x10' tarp, basically following the instructions in Ed Speer's book.

    I'm not clear on the intent behind the ridgeline pulltabs. Is the...
  9. I would have used the experience to practice my...

    Yeah, it's pretty low.... Got to practice my survival skills of finding my own food and such....[/QUOTE]

    I would have used the experience to practice my tracking skills. But that's just me.... ...
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    How much more weight is this going to add? ;)

    How much more weight is this going to add? ;)
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    I understood this to be one of their reasons for...

    I understood this to be one of their reasons for concern about tree damage, but let's be realistic about how many of those 22k would be hanging in hammocks if allowed. Maybe 100 on the outside?
    ...
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    I agree completely. Scouts sharing tents with...

    I agree completely. Scouts sharing tents with their fellow Scouts tends to help build their friendships and add to the experience.

    My son, a new Scout, wants us to hang out in the yard in our...
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    Well, if a change in their policy is possible,...

    Well, if a change in their policy is possible, it's not going to happen on its own. It is going to take an organized effort. I'm not sure it's worth that effort or not. But I'll be looking into...
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    Here's their reply: Sounds like they have...

    Here's their reply:



    Sounds like they have some legitimate reasons for wanting campsites set up in a specific format and, while it is certainly possible for this format to be maintained with...
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    About this Philmont rule against hammocks... ...

    About this Philmont rule against hammocks... Anyone know their official reason? I've read a lot of speculation in this thread, but saw nothing certain or conclusive about their reasoning. That...
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    I'm new to the Boy Scouts (my son just crossed...

    I'm new to the Boy Scouts (my son just crossed over, though I've been with the Cubs for several years now) and new to hammocking. No one in the Troop hangs and my mention of the hammock has not been...
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    Good to know. Thanks! Yeah, I'm sure I'll...

    Good to know. Thanks!



    Yeah, I'm sure I'll evolve! I first want to make sure the areas we go to will give me something to hang off. If I have to go to the ground, I want to have the pad. If...
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    How about using a TQ without an UQ? Just a CCF...

    How about using a TQ without an UQ? Just a CCF pad with a TQ. Besides the pad-discomfort issues, would that combination work?

    I'm just getting started with hammock camping. I'll be going along...
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    The winters obviously really are long and cold up...

    The winters obviously really are long and cold up there in MN, aren't they?! Lucky for you, Shug, spring is nigh!

    Loved the video, man! Thanks....
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    Maybe he's still there? Frozen stiff? Like a...

    Maybe he's still there? Frozen stiff? Like a Tycicle? ;)
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    Thanks for the great 'splanation there, Grizz! ...

    Thanks for the great 'splanation there, Grizz!

    I'll have to experiment with this a bit.
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    Thanks for the definitions. Has anyone just...

    Thanks for the definitions.

    Has anyone just used an old sleeping bag to make an underquilt? Probably considerably heavier though, eh?
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    Anyone have pictures of ridgelines on home-made...

    Anyone have pictures of ridgelines on home-made hammocks?
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    The "Buddy System" is for activities, not...

    The "Buddy System" is for activities, not sleeping. It's all about keeping the boys safe--if one is injured, the other can help. The activities generally include two adult leaders (following BSA's...
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    60" fabric, hemmed an inch or so narrower. Fine...

    60" fabric, hemmed an inch or so narrower. Fine for me, but perhaps too wide for the young'n, eh?



    Good idea. The side-by-side under a single tarp was just for the front yard trial. I may do...
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    Here's a shot from the head end, in case anyone...

    Here's a shot from the head end, in case anyone might find it interesting. Or maybe even comical!

    http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp164/Timulator/03-06-091stHammockcampout001a.jpg


    I would...
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    When I woke up in the morning (still cozy warm),...

    When I woke up in the morning (still cozy warm), I got out of the hammock and went in the house to start the coffee. My son woke up a little later and said he knew I had gotten up because my hammock...
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    Thanks! It's been a blast so far. I'm looking...

    Thanks! It's been a blast so far. I'm looking forward to an interesting camping season this summer.



    Hmmm.... Let me think this through here: I figured the Mylar would go under the pad...
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    My first night in a hammock

    My 10-year-old recently crossed over to Boy Scouts from Webelos. So he'll be doing a lot of hiking and camping. As I'm an adult leader in BSA, I'll likely be along for much of it.

    Last fall I...
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    Here's a military-issue Gore-Tex one: ...

    Here's a military-issue Gore-Tex one: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=500829
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    Would perforating the CCF in the area you are...

    Would perforating the CCF in the area you are gluing help? I've never tried gluing the stuff myself...
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