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  1. Great idea! And I loved the video - you're the...

    Great idea! And I loved the video - you're the type of fellow I like to support.

    -Klauss
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    Hah, "apple bombs!" Never would have thought...

    Hah, "apple bombs!" Never would have thought about it ....

    -Klauss
  3. Good stuff, enjoyed the video! The best trips...

    Good stuff, enjoyed the video! The best trips are the ones where you learn something and live to tell about it, haha.

    -Klauss
  4. Looks good! ;) -Klauss

    Looks good! ;)

    -Klauss
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    YUP ^^^ Cheap to buy, very lightweight, and...

    YUP ^^^
    Cheap to buy, very lightweight, and surprisingly durable. I've been using this on my primary camping hammock for over two years now and it's showing no signs of wear or deterioration. Neat...
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    Like most of the others here, I hang my tarp to...

    Like most of the others here, I hang my tarp to one side of the tree and my hammock suspension from the center. When empty, it may touch the tarp but once I get in it rarely does. No V for me.
    ...
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    Although sewing a channel would guarantee a more...

    Although sewing a channel would guarantee a more consistent end gather, it should work either way you choose to do it. Some manufacturers have a certain way they fold the ends to achieve the right...
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    Sure it would work! I'm guessing that folks have...

    Sure it would work! I'm guessing that folks have done it before because it's a simple one-piece system, similar to Eno's SlapStraps. But probably the reason most of us don't do it that way is...
  9. I loved the video - Looks like you two made some...

    I loved the video - Looks like you two made some great memories!
    Very cool meeting the girl from NC. Those friendships seem to form a stronger bond when you're out on the trail. So has she had...
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    WELCOME from Danville! -Klauss

    WELCOME from Danville!

    -Klauss
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    WOW! Where is that? -Klauss

    WOW! Where is that?

    -Klauss
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    I'd absolutely love to, but sadly it's not gonna...

    I'd absolutely love to, but sadly it's not gonna fit into my life right now. I keep threatening to run away for a while - If I ever do, I think that is where I'd end up, haha. Beautiful area!

    If...
  13. Yup, I've done it. Found a queen-size down quilt...

    Yup, I've done it.
    Found a queen-size down quilt at GoodWill for $5 and cut it down to make a TQ with foot box. I transferred (shook) most of the down into half I saved before cutting it and then...
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    Hah, love it! -Klauss

    Hah, love it!

    -Klauss
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    Very cool idea!! -Klauss

    Very cool idea!!

    -Klauss
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    Hey there Rob, WELCOME to the high life!!! ...

    Hey there Rob, WELCOME to the high life!!!

    -Mike in Danville
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    Beautiful, even if when it's a little sloppy. ...

    Beautiful, even if when it's a little sloppy. THANKS!
    As a PA boy, I sure miss those woods...

    -Klauss
  18. Wonderful trip, video, and details. THANKS!!! ...

    Wonderful trip, video, and details. THANKS!!!

    -Klauss
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    Sweet! I've been eying-up a tree locally that...

    Sweet!
    I've been eying-up a tree locally that has its trunk bent perfectly horizontal for about 15' with the limbs growing straight up. Gonna hafta try it ... yup, pics to come!

    -Klauss
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    Maybe I'm the oddball here, (usually am!) but I...

    Maybe I'm the oddball here, (usually am!) but I use 1/2" conduit. Small toggles like arrow shafts or similar seem to be tougher for the strap to bend around and tighten against. By using something...
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    WELCOME! from just up the road in Danville, VA ...

    WELCOME! from just up the road in Danville, VA

    -Klauss
  22. Now that's some truly unique footage -- LOVE IT! ...

    Now that's some truly unique footage -- LOVE IT! An amazingly beautiful lake!

    -Klauss
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    Loved your "Backwoods Country Kitchen" segment. ...

    Loved your "Backwoods Country Kitchen" segment. I did a quick local bikepacking stint this past Sunday and had a Spammich too. But jeesh Rob, those Spam singles aren't healthy! I only use HALF the...
  24. Wow, that never even crossed my mind, but I...

    Wow, that never even crossed my mind, but I wonder ...
    I could be in trouble!

    -Klauss
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    Your video has over-extended my lunch break -...

    Your video has over-extended my lunch break - Thank you sir!
    Incredible trip as always. I'm really liking your camera presence, including interaction with total strangers, and production flair -...
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    I'm responding based on the title to your thread,...

    I'm responding based on the title to your thread, not necessarily on the other suggestions thus far. If cost is the main factor, have you considered an IX-UQ? I made mine for zero cost since I...
  27. How have I never seen this before ?!? Another...

    How have I never seen this before ?!? Another one to add to my "must try" list ...

    -Klauss
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    I have this link under the embedded video in my...

    I have this link under the embedded video in my earlier post ... here, try it again : https://youtu.be/1kcobKdm6LI?

    I remember another one he did on Letterman in the late `80's, but I can't find...
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    You know, we hammock experts always perform...

    You know, we hammock experts always perform rigorous scientific testing on every new idea. Protocol must be followed in order to achieve accurate results! Here is an excellent example of that...
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    Hmmm, very interesting! I'm sure your idea would...

    Hmmm, very interesting! I'm sure your idea would work with a trail stick as well.

    -Klauss
  31. I don't have the answer, but I can confirm the...

    I don't have the answer, but I can confirm the issue - same for me.

    -Klauss
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    Thank you Peter, that's the explanation I needed...

    Thank you Peter, that's the explanation I needed as well. :thumbup1:

    To parse or not to parse ..... Duh! I dunno!!!

    -Klauss
  33. WELCOME! to the high life! And now I've got...

    WELCOME! to the high life!

    And now I've got Tom Petty stuck in my head ... thanks :shades:

    -Klauss
  34. WELCOME! to the forum... Beautiful bikes there...

    WELCOME! to the forum...
    Beautiful bikes there -- Looks like you've got the best of both worlds, on & off road. Hammock camping is definately the way to go. Search for "motorcycle camping" threads...
  35. Absolutely. I'm not directly involved with our...

    Absolutely. I'm not directly involved with our Royal Rangers, but I do have a pretty good idea what they're doing, haha. Out of respect for our forum rules and outstanding mods, feel free to PM me...
  36. Ummm, not exactly. :shades: South-central VA. ...

    Ummm, not exactly. :shades: South-central VA. Our boys usually head toward WV or MD for their big campouts.

    -Klauss
  37. I've been talking with the leaders of the Royal...

    I've been talking with the leaders of the Royal Rangers at our church about hammocks as well...

    If you want to keep it simple enough for the boys to each make their own, I'd suggest the following...
  38. Hey Rob, looks like an awesome trip! I too miss...

    Hey Rob, looks like an awesome trip! I too miss those PA mountains since I grew up in them. Interesting camera comparison as well.

    Thanks for including us!

    -Klauss
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    Perhaps this thread should be retitled "Hanging...

    Perhaps this thread should be retitled "Hanging WITH kids?" ... Jus sayin

    -Klauss
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    I've been using the AcuRite for over two years...

    I've been using the AcuRite for over two years now with no problems whatsoever, plus I'm still on the original battery!

    I figure, why does it need to be wasting the battery monitoring temps when...
  41. Simple adjustable triangle thingie substitute

    After an unsuccessful attempt to turn my IX-UQ into an IX-IQ, I restrung my quilt suspension and tried to figure out how to best eliminate the air leakage at the ends. "Triangle Thingies" came to...
  42. Wow, amazing trip & video as always! Thanks for...

    Wow, amazing trip & video as always! Thanks for the "invite."

    My daughter, the same age, is starting to lose interest in Dad-time like this. Ahh, great memories though. Take every moment you...
  43. UPDATE: Overnight test complete.

    Alrighty then, Did a full 7-hrs overnight using my IX-IQ with a balmy low of 52 and light wind. Here's what I learned:

    The IX-IQ feels instantly warm when you lie down. I was comfortable all...
  44. Ok, I'll be spending a full night in my hammy,...

    Ok, I'll be spending a full night in my hammy, testing the IX- lQ to make sure if condensation (sweat) is an issue or not. So far everything's been fine, but with the low only in the mid fiftys, this...
  45. That was my first concern because I've noticed...

    That was my first concern because I've noticed that with pads. But so far not with multiple IX layers - not sure why.

    Definitely will require more testing :cool:

    -Klauss
  46. Yes it would, and I had the same thought. But I...

    Yes it would, and I had the same thought. But I think it would be best if the IQ is not permanently attached to the hammock, for reasons of packability and temperature changes. Hmmm...

    After a...
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    Nice - Love the color! Now go make yerself a...

    Nice - Love the color!

    Now go make yerself a ridgeline! :shades:

    -Klauss
  48. In response to several PMs, I'll try to get some...

    In response to several PMs, I'll try to get some pics tonight. And hopfully a full night of testing - looks kinda windy! ;)

    -Klauss
  49. IX-IQ ??? Maybe we've had this all wrong

    For several years now I've been using and enjoying my DIY IX-UQ, made from 4 layers of large screen TV wrap plus an outer shell of material very similar to what an UQ protector is made from. I've...
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    There might be something I'm missing, but I've...

    There might be something I'm missing, but I've never understood why folks use a continuous ridge line, either over or under. Don't we want to pull the tarp itself tight along its ridge? Then hook a...
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