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    Welcome from North Alabama.:)

    Welcome from North Alabama.:)
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    A really good book. Not been hanging too long and...

    A really good book. Not been hanging too long and this book has helped me a lot. I really like the way the illustrations are done. I built the three person hammock stand that is illustrated in the...
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    I have a scout I got for free when I bought my...

    I have a scout I got for free when I bought my Hennessey expedition zip. I have made a half dozen or so DIY table cloth hammocks and ironically I enjoy hanging in them more than the Hennessey....
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    I built one of these a couple of weekends ago....

    I built one of these a couple of weekends ago. Worked pretty good and yes it does take up a lot of room. The only problem was my longer hammocks did not seem to have enough room to hang the way I...
  5. Thread: UQ?

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    Got a New River and a Jarbidge UQ for Christmas...

    Got a New River and a Jarbidge UQ for Christmas and they both work fine with my HH Expedition zip. The New River wraps around the shoulder area a little better and it is a full length quilt. The...
  6. Thread: Hi from Alabama

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    Welcome from North Alabama!:D Get some time to...

    Welcome from North Alabama!:D Get some time to camp come up to the Sipsey
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    Multi hammock stand

    Has anyone built the multi-hammock stand illustrated in The Ultimate Hang? I made one today but the distance between the hanging points is a little less than 12 foot and is too short for my hammock....
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    Thanks had the same question.

    Thanks had the same question.
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    I could not decide whether to get a New River...

    I could not decide whether to get a New River full size or Jarbidge. So I just got them both and tried them out on my DIY and my HH and they both work great. The new river has a little more coverage...
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    It was four to six degrees when I left Decatur...

    It was four to six degrees when I left Decatur yesterday morning, depending o what news cast you listened to. Man way....................................too cold:scared:
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    I grew up not far from there and worked with guys...

    I grew up not far from there and worked with guys from Belmont. Used to play some music at the park. Next time I am over that way I will have to check it out. Is the swinging bridge still there? I...
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    Sounds like fun. I live not far away but have...

    Sounds like fun. I live not far away but have never been able to get there and camp out. Done some hiking there.
  13. Thread: Insultex or SS?

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    I have a HH explorer and was looking at making my...

    I have a HH explorer and was looking at making my own pad or underquilts......even bought a thread injector....or cloth welder whichever you would like to call it. However, I finally got as a...
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    Multiple hammock purchase/DIY

    Trying to come up with multiple hammocks for friends and family. If I go the DIY route for the hammocks what would be the most economical/cost effective route for suspensions if I did this say for...
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    Family hammock camping

    Very good thread. I have 4 kids and several friends I need to buy for. Just getting started myself. I bought a HH Expedition and got a free cub with fly and net with zipper. I am not sure if HH has...
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    I am in the same boat. Trying to rig up some...

    I am in the same boat. Trying to rig up some hammocks for my family and friends. Need about 6-8. Made a couple of table cloth hammocks and they are ok. I still have to figure a suspension that is...
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    Good trick. I will try that on my next one.

    Good trick. I will try that on my next one.
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    I did two hammocks and pulled the edges out more...

    I did two hammocks and pulled the edges out more to take up slack fabric at the top. I think I pulled it out too far and will probably go back and whip it like the first hammock. Making these...
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    Welcome from Bama

    Glad to see you found this site. You will find a ton of information and everyone is helpful. Yes, it will become a rather time consuming hobby:rolleyes: The DIY keeps me tinkering all the time.:laugh:
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    A picture of the whipped end

    Hope this is close to correct. So far it is holding well.48061:)
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    48060 Here is my first DIY tablecloth hammock....

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    Here is my first DIY tablecloth hammock. Slept in it last night. Very comfortable.:D
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    You know the bears would take revenge since we...

    You know the bears would take revenge since we put our food where they can not get to it. It would be party time for them and you would be the pinata!!!!!!:laugh:
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    Just made a table cloth hammock and my son and I...

    Just made a table cloth hammock and my son and I selpt in the back yard last night. Lots of fun. Now I have to make four more hammocks for the rest of the family.
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    Welcome neighbor. I am just getting started also....

    Welcome neighbor. I am just getting started also. This site is a great source of informtion and everyone is willing to help. Where are you planning your trip. I live about and hour away from...
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    New table cloth hammock

    Just finished with my first table cloth hammock. I bought some paracord but I was hesitant to use it since it looked like the diameter was too big. Instead I used a set of new hiking boot laces that...
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    Just got the table cloths in and I hope to try to...

    Just got the table cloths in and I hope to try to make a hammock tomorrow:)
  27. Thread: Unique toggles?

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    Had the same idea. I had a random .243 casing...

    Had the same idea. I had a random .243 casing laying on my drsser and was considering using that. Nice and shiny in case you drop it.
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    I like that setup, I have several biners that I...

    I like that setup, I have several biners that I am not using. Also have some aroow shafts I will try also.
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    All turned out ok. I think my hang angle along...

    All turned out ok. I think my hang angle along with the small knot and .......maybe a little inattentiveness to detail:rolleyes:................hey I was trying to relax.:cool: And........I...
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    From the famous Hickory Brothers, Don't do what...

    From the famous Hickory Brothers, Don't do what we do!.........Do not do what we do!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT DO WHAT WE DOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From the Linville Gorge Rock...
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    On the knot.....not on the toggle

    Finally got a few minutes to hang the hammock last night and rest in the back yard. It was pretty dark but I was able to hang the hammock pretty quickly. Made sure the whoppies were on the knot and...
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    Thanks, I will try to use some regular threaad...

    Thanks, I will try to use some regular threaad and see what happens. Have not had much time to get back to sewing. Spring is coming and so are all the spring related chores.
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    That sounds great and would be perfect if one of...

    That sounds great and would be perfect if one of the guys drops by unannounced. Put an hour meter, some camo, double oil filters, some super duper LED million candle power sewing lights and there you...
  34. Thread: Ground Tarp?

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    What are some sources of Tyvek material?

    What are some sources of Tyvek material?
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    May get a thread injector

    Looking at getting a thread injector. I noticed a lot of people like the old singer machines for their durability. I may have to see if I can find one of these. I appreciate all the advice on the...
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    Wow, all very good advice. May have to try...

    Wow, all very good advice. May have to try several of these when my tablecloth arrives. I like the idea of whipping and being able to change things around if needed.
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    Table Cloth Hammock whipping

    Ordered a couple of table cloths to make some DIY hammocks. What kind of line do you guys use for the whipping? Thought I would do the whipping on one of the hammocks and sew a channel on the other...
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    Snow

    Sounds like you had fun. We had flurries here in North Alabama all day yesterday. I thought (I knew if I ever got into the hammock I would probably be there until my nap was over). I like to see the...
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    Not sure what the straps are made of. It is a...

    Not sure what the straps are made of. It is a piece of strap off of an old rachet strap. I found it in the garage and was going to try to sew it just to see if I could. I think I will try using the...
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    Found some $1/yard at Wally World but it did not...

    Found some $1/yard at Wally World but it did not say what it was. Something like this material is of unknown origin. Looked to be some type of nylon that is on my Hennessey. Was thinking of making a...
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    Sewing tree straps

    Anyone sewn any tree straps? I tried and my needle seems to hang up. I am using a denim needle is this enough needle? I am using a Kenmore sewing machine is this type of sewing too much for the...
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    I finally was able to get some machine oil and do...

    I finally was able to get some machine oil and do some cleaning. So far it is running smooth and a little quieter. Thanks for the help. I do think I will look for an old machine though.
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    Maybe this road block is a good thing! I was...

    Maybe this road block is a good thing! I was having way too much fun before it came to an end. I was feeling that same sense of sliding into the abyss I felt whenever I would explore some new...
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    WB Superffly WBB Double WL Lite Owl WL Tadpole...

    WB Superffly
    WBB Double
    WL Lite Owl
    WL Tadpole
    ULA Circuit
    But most ofAlll TIME OFF WORK TO ACTUALLY GO HIKING/HANGING
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    Thanks for the information. I did look for some...

    Thanks for the information. I did look for some trapped thread and found a tiny piece and removed it. I will have to hunt down the elusive owners manual. Hope to get it going. I hate to admit it but...
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    Just killed the wifes sewing machine

    :(Got my wife to get her old Kenmore sewing machine out and show me how to do some simple sewing. Started getting into learning to do some simple straight stitches and had even made it to the fabric...
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    That is greatat to be able educate people and to...

    That is greatat to be able educate people and to have support from the manufactering sidie. Wish someone close to here would be able to do this. I am going to have to find a group hang close so I can...
  48. Thread: Donating Member

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    Just put my donation in the mail. I do it to keep this forum going because I have yet to find another forum like this. Loaded with information and the ability to ask questions without getting...
  49. Sewing another layer to single layer hammock

    Has anyone ever sewed another layer of hammock material to a single layer to make a double. I was thinking of sewing another layer of material to my HH Expedition so I could use the pads without...
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    Good question. I was also wondering how everyone...

    Good question. I was also wondering how everyone cut a straight line. I had not thought of the soldering iron. I will have to try that!:)
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