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    I already have three tarps, and I have enough...

    I already have three tarps, and I have enough sewing to keep me busy, but I'm thinking about making a cat cut hex tarp.
    I want something that packs down better than my Kelty Noah 12, but bigger...
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    All of the cottage vendors make great hammocks,...

    All of the cottage vendors make great hammocks, so whatever you decide on I'm sure you will be happy.
    With that said, most people prefer an 11' hammock.
    Here is a photo of me in one of my...
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    I don't have any idea what length my ridgeline...

    I don't have any idea what length my ridgeline is. I always put it on before I ever set up the hammock and never take it off. Once it is set to where I feel the most comfortable I never adjust it....
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    Install the ridgeline before you set up the...

    Install the ridgeline before you set up the hammock.
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    I definitely don't see a ridgeline in that photo....

    I definitely don't see a ridgeline in that photo. It is commonly accepted that the ridgeline should be about %83 of the hammock length.
    20' is pushing it but it can be done. You just have to move...
  6. Thread: hammock length

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    I'm 6 feet tall, maybe a hair under and I agree...

    I'm 6 feet tall, maybe a hair under and I agree with Randy. It can be hard to reach a ridgeline in an 11' hammock.
    Being 5'7" I don't think you need an 11 foot hammock.
    Go for a drive and check...
  7. I got my snake skins off of ebay. Same seller,...

    I got my snake skins off of ebay. Same seller, same size http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hammock-Tarp-Skin-Water-Resistant-Nylon-Taffeta-14-5x-6-Gray-/151733222607?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2354013ccf ...
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    I just ordered one of these. I've been trying to...

    I just ordered one of these. I've been trying to find something to use as a top quilt that won't break the bank. Thanks!
  9. We won't be hiking in very far, and cell phone...

    We won't be hiking in very far, and cell phone signal is pretty good. If you can't make it the first night, I will give you my cell phone number so we can get in touch.
  10. I've spoken with some people about the hang and...

    I've spoken with some people about the hang and we will be meeting around 2pm at the backpackers parking lot.
  11. Thread: Ridgeline ?

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    I'm sure it would work fine. I prefer dynaglide...

    I'm sure it would work fine. I prefer dynaglide or amsteel for ridgelines. I can't speak as to the abrasion of the rope on 1.1oz ripstop as I've never used it before. I wouldn't think it would do any...
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    Hey all! I've been making hammocks for a couple...

    Hey all! I've been making hammocks for a couple years now, mostly for friends and a few customers.
    I've had a Facebook page for a while and never really advertised it. If you could check out the...
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    I need room to move around in a hammock. I just...

    I need room to move around in a hammock. I just don't see how this could be comfortable.
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    When I was in scouts 25 years ago we never did...

    When I was in scouts 25 years ago we never did anything outside. I wish we could have done all the stuff they talked about when I joined.
    A friends son is in scouts now and his scout leader won't...
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    110774110772110773 It sews really nice. I really...

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    It sews really nice. I really like the way the bobbin just pops right into the machine. Much easier to use than my Montgomery Ward machine.
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    Picking up this tomorrow. 110744

    Picking up this tomorrow.
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  17. It depends on what everyone else wants to do. I...

    It depends on what everyone else wants to do. I can do three days two nights if that is what people want.
    We could hike a few miles on the River to River trail the first night, hike back out to the...
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    Just grab some material for more hammocks. That's...

    Just grab some material for more hammocks. That's what I did. I couldn't pass up that deal.
  19. Illinois, Garden of the Gods, Labor Day weekend

    I would like to get a group hang together at Garden of the Gods, Illinois for Labor day weekend.
    The trails are really nice and there are some good hanging spots along the trail. Most likely we...
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    My wife is an immigrant to the United States, so...

    My wife is an immigrant to the United States, so I get to see on a daily basis what makes this country so great! Every day I get to see the American dream in person. The fact that you can come here...
  21. Thread: Has anyone ever

    by Thom
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    I've slept on a wool blanket in my hammock. The...

    I've slept on a wool blanket in my hammock. The only problem is staying on the blanket. I was never cold on my back side while sleeping on a wool blanket.
  22. Thread: camping

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    Have fun out there. Make sure you yell whooo...

    Have fun out there. Make sure you yell whooo buddy real loud so the bears don't bother you.
  23. Thread: Another woot sale

    by Thom
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    I ordered a rainfly. It has to be better than my...

    I ordered a rainfly. It has to be better than my 8.5 Guide Gear tarp.
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    I've made hammocks for seven of my friends and...

    I've made hammocks for seven of my friends and had an influence on several others.
  25. I would order a hammock body and suspension from...

    I would order a hammock body and suspension from www.dutchwaregear.com.
    http://www.dutchwaregear.com/netless-hammocks.html Choose your hammock body, and suspension system.
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AOR2-NO-LOGO-CAMOUFLAGE-1-...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AOR2-NO-LOGO-CAMOUFLAGE-1-5-OZ-NYLON-RIPSTOP-FABRIC-MILITARY-60-W-CAMO-DWR-/221778250796
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    A couple years ago I had an idea to make an...

    A couple years ago I had an idea to make an underquilt that was connected to the hammock with velcro. You would have to flip the hammock upside down when you weren't in it to keep the underquilt from...
  28. I only do 11' gathered end hammocks. The one...

    I only do 11' gathered end hammocks. The one thing that will make your hanging experience leaps and bounds better is a structural ridgeline.
  29. Thread: First hammock

    by Thom
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    For a first hammock I would get something less...

    For a first hammock I would get something less expensive than a Warbonnet. I've only ever slept in gathered end hammocks and find my DIY hammock to be the most comfortable sleep I can get. The one...
  30. Thread: paha que gear

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    I'm thinking about buying this tarp. Has anyone...

    I'm thinking about buying this tarp. Has anyone had any problems with it?
  31. Thread: tyvek tarp

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    Kelty Noah's tarps are on sale right now on...

    Kelty Noah's tarps are on sale right now on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Kelty-4082021309-P-Noahs-Tarp-Shelter/dp/B00AA6SX8A
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    Mine just showed up today. Now I wish I would...

    Mine just showed up today. Now I wish I would have waited a few days before I ordered it.
    I got the 12x12, should be a huge improvement over my 8.5x8.5 guide gear tarp.
    I'm going to get out next...
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    Nice hammock! Your back will thank you for saving...

    Nice hammock! Your back will thank you for saving it from the pure joy of sleeping on rocks and sticks.
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    Hope you don't mind, but I stole one of your...

    Hope you don't mind, but I stole one of your photos. Absolutely gorgeous photo Fronkey.
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  35. Here are just a couple pictures of the...

    Here are just a couple pictures of the campground. I don't think we will have trouble finding trees to hang from. My only concern would be wind coming off of the lake. That shouldn't be a problem...
  36. Yes, you are correct in that it will be on new...

    Yes, you are correct in that it will be on new years eve. I am going there this weekend to scout around.
  37. Southern Illinois Slightly Cold Butt Hang!!!!!

    I would like to get a group together for a new years night out. I am thinking about going to Sam Dale Lake near Johnsonville, IL.
    I live about 45 miles from the campground, so I will most likely be...
  38. Thread: Kammock roo

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    One of my friends has one. He worked at a church...

    One of my friends has one. He worked at a church camp in Texas all summer long and they didn't have any beds, so he hung his up and slept in it all summer long. Didn't seem to have any complaints...
  39. I'm seriously thinking about going camping on new...

    I'm seriously thinking about going camping on new years eve. The Illinois Slightly Cold Butt Hang sounds like a good name.
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    http://diygearsupply.com/product/1-1oz-ripstop-nyl...

    http://diygearsupply.com/product/1-1oz-ripstop-nylon-48/ Three yards of that would make a good kids hammock. After sewing the channels in the ends and doing a rolled hem on the sides it would be a...
  41. I'm getting out Labor Day weekend with a few...

    I'm getting out Labor Day weekend with a few friends. I'll be taking all of my hammocks with me for people to try out if they don't have a hammock.
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    I'm jealous. That's a nice looking tarp.

    I'm jealous. That's a nice looking tarp.
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    I think the best option would be a DIY triple...

    I think the best option would be a DIY triple layer hammock. You could possibly make it out of the table cloths.
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    I just use a 1.8oz single layer for everything.

    I just use a 1.8oz single layer for everything.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcZlq_O-hxY This...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcZlq_O-hxY
    This should help.
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    The only commercially made hammocks I ever owned...

    The only commercially made hammocks I ever owned were Grand Trunk hammock and they were nice. With that said, I make my own hammocks.
    It's nice being able to make your own gear, and know that the...
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    I would go with a double layer 1.9oz ripstop...

    I would go with a double layer 1.9oz ripstop hammock. I would stay away from Walmart thread. Use something like Gutermann Mara thread.
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    Poll: I'd like to get a treadle. My old roommate had...

    I'd like to get a treadle. My old roommate had one but I never used it as it was missing a belt.
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    I don't think there is a set in stone formula. I...

    I don't think there is a set in stone formula. I know that I like an 11 foot hammock with a width of 5 feet or just a little more. Being 6 feet tall that would be something like my height plus 85% of...
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    I had a couple shorter hammocks before, now I...

    I had a couple shorter hammocks before, now I will not go under 11 feet.
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