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    Just got word I do, in fact, have to work this...

    Just got word I do, in fact, have to work this Saturday. Have been looking forward to this for months. Maybe next time around :(
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    Work is going to come down to the last minute. ...

    Work is going to come down to the last minute. I'd love to make it but right now can't promise or commit.
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    the next week works for me. My project is going...

    the next week works for me. My project is going live the last week of April so if that isn't delayed it may complicate my going but the weekends should still be free.
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    I'm definitely interested. Was hoping to get out...

    I'm definitely interested. Was hoping to get out during the winter but I need to build out some more gear before I'm ready for winter hanging. April sounds great, was hoping to get my new tarp & UQ...
  5. To avoid the sewn through quilting effecting loft...

    To avoid the sewn through quilting effecting loft could one sew baffled channels and slide a piece of Primaloft into the channel that was cut to size? You would then be able to take advantage of the...
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    I'm seriously tempted to make the long drive out...

    I'm seriously tempted to make the long drive out for this. Been in India the last 2 years and could use some cold. Do we have any target dates for this trip? I've got a lot of DIY to do in time...
  7. I love sleeping bear dunes. Would be wonderful...

    I love sleeping bear dunes. Would be wonderful if it was hammock friendly.
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    Thanks Xtrm tj, Yeah, I have a shockcord & cord...

    Thanks Xtrm tj, Yeah, I have a shockcord & cord lock to synch the collar. I have a mitten hook behind my neck to join the two ends together. I could stay posed for that picture for about 15.3...
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    The Snow Slug: Thru Hiker Apex Quilt Kit

    I finally got around to finishing the Thru-Hiker 5.0 oz Quilt kit I had brought in from the States. I used the DIY Gear Supply Pattern as a base, except that I didn't taper the foot box as I have...
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    My 5 year old is dying to go camping as well. ...

    My 5 year old is dying to go camping as well. She wants to do it for her birthday, which makes me happy enough :) Thanks for the vid!
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    I made a 5.0 oz Apex top quilt for my trip to the...

    I made a 5.0 oz Apex top quilt for my trip to the Himalayas in June. I can tell you that in 90* F weather you can keep it on for about 3.5 seconds before it feels like your whole body is on fire. ...
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    Has anyone suggested plaid yet? I would love...

    Has anyone suggested plaid yet? I would love some good Hi'Land Tartans. I wouldn't be able to order any here in India, but I'd love to see some.
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    I'm working for an IT company here in Hyderabad. ...

    I'm working for an IT company here in Hyderabad. With the webbing I let it sit out on my balcony and the sun was eating away at it. It was just the webbing from one of those luggage straps you get...
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    Finally got some DIY supplies from stateside! ...

    Finally got some DIY supplies from stateside!
    Read here about creating my first big project: a 9x9 square tarp. Action photos forthcoming....
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    Poll: Most of the pipe smoking I do these days is from...

    Most of the pipe smoking I do these days is from the hammock but I also detest the smell of cigarette smoke. But if it was a great deal I would just wash it till it smelled perty again.
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    Yeah, I guess that's a little vague :) The...

    Yeah, I guess that's a little vague :) The proper term for that is the "bury" but watching the videos on the site are what I found most helpful. Good luck!
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    I don't think you really need to melt dyneema, if...

    I don't think you really need to melt dyneema, if you tuck it into itself you should be fine. I get my amsteel shipped from the states, so I know how precious it can be but making a small practice...
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    Welcome from India. I'm working on putting my...

    Welcome from India. I'm working on putting my first kit together as well, the bug problem has kept me from actually spending the night in my hammock but I'm in it whenever I have a free moment at...
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    Bummer, I was hoping to make this but my trip...

    Bummer, I was hoping to make this but my trip home to the states is postponed. Maybe next year.
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    So work has been crazy but I haven't had a chance...

    So work has been crazy but I haven't had a chance to make any of my hammocks that exist in my head. I have the material, but no sewing machine or time. I did, however finally move from hanging my...
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    No helpful information. I was just happy to see...

    No helpful information. I was just happy to see Tesla first thing this morning.
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    Anyone from snake country? I have 2 dogs that I...

    Anyone from snake country? I have 2 dogs that I would love to take with me. I love the hammock for its ability to avoid these fascinating creatures of nature but I'm concerned about the dogs being...
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    I finally went into the old city and picked up...

    I finally went into the old city and picked up some Polyester Crepe and silk (I have no idea what variety or quality) to start making some hammocks and Silk TQs. Now just to find myself a sewing...
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    Also interested in this one. Lots of silk here...

    Also interested in this one. Lots of silk here in India but don't know what the grades are called and how much is too much to spend. If I'm spending American prices I know I'm being hoodwinked :)
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    I'm in. You guys Rock!

    I'm in. You guys Rock!
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    Unfortunately I'm a bit of a DIY nut already...

    Unfortunately I'm a bit of a DIY nut already (made my own pipes & Pens, worked on my own motorcycle, car, etc). It is significantly harder here, though, as there is little to no DIY culture in this...
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    Some other projects I've undertaken inspired by...

    Some other projects I've undertaken inspired by this forum.

    I was in love with my nifty 7-up can stove. I kept picking it up and looking at it. And the top didn't sit just right so I figured...
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    The India Build Thread

    After my hours and hours of reading other people's posts I thought I'd start my own. This will be in line with a motorcycle build thread, occasional posts about my progress. I have big plans but...
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    Thanks Rev. I liked the feel of the crepe but...

    Thanks Rev.

    I liked the feel of the crepe but it was only 36" wide at the one shop I looked at. I was feeling pretty overwhelmed by the street after street of fabric shops and the press of people...
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    Thanks Pips. I was thinking of silk early on but...

    Thanks Pips. I was thinking of silk early on but then forgot about it again. I think I'm set for Tarp material, but I need to do some field testing.
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    Fabric Confussion

    Hi all,

    Here in India it has been more than a little tricky to find Nylon fabric (especially ripstop). I can find Polyester Crepe. It felt like a hammock I ordered from an Indian surplus store...
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    Welcome from India. My wife is from Stark County.

    Welcome from India. My wife is from Stark County.
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    Perfect Timing! I'm looking to make some fun...

    Perfect Timing! I'm looking to make some fun designed hammocks for my kids. My daughter is 4. Anyone have issues with little ones rolling out? I was thinking of putting in some netting to run...
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    Thanks. I figured it would be okay. Just needed...

    Thanks. I figured it would be okay. Just needed a hug :). I'm all for cheap. I've sourced nice and light silnylon (or something similar) so this was actually the only piece missing. I thought...
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    Sleeping bag nylon...for a hammock

    In my search for materials here in India I finally touched bases with a guy who owns an adventure shop who can connect me with a few suppliers of nylon. The one is a lady who works with parachute...
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    Just caught hammock fever before leaving Medina...

    Just caught hammock fever before leaving Medina for India. I hope to make an ohio hang on a return trip. Welcome!
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    The DIY market here in India is non-existent. It...

    The DIY market here in India is non-existent. It is this kind of brilliance that will give me a fighting chance! Great work.
  38. Hello from another Ex-Pat Hanger here in India! ...

    Hello from another Ex-Pat Hanger here in India! Another big fan of Djibouti.
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    Sticky: Rode a 1981 Yamaha XS850 (triple cylinder) so...

    Rode a 1981 Yamaha XS850 (triple cylinder) so used this name on a few bike forums. Stuck with it here.
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    For you hard Core DIY'ers out there, read this a...

    For you hard Core DIY'ers out there, read this a while back:

    http://blog.makezine.com/2012/02/01/how-to-build-a-supercritical-dryer-and-make-your-own-aerogel/

    Probably more expensive than just...
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    Great Ideas with the silk! I'll have to keep...

    Great Ideas with the silk! I'll have to keep that in mind. All silk trekking gear would be entertaining. Been watching a bunch of your videos and reading several of your articles Ramblinrev! ...
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    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Thanks for the warm welcome!
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    Aspiring Hanger

    Since my very short tenure in the scouts I loved backpacking but always thought the boy scout method was a burdensome one. I always thought sleeping in the air would be better than sleeping on the...
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