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    I started with an Eno DN, then went to a NEHHA...

    I started with an Eno DN, then went to a NEHHA hang and caught the DIY bug, and haven't been able to shake it since.

    That hammock and UQ were not the same color...
    Me too!
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    Lol. They are an interesting shape. I started...

    Lol. They are an interesting shape. I started making them for use just as scarves for myself and my friends early this winter, then realized with a few modifications it can be converted into a...
  3. I've been waiting for these! I have the older...

    I've been waiting for these! I have the older version, that are a bit bigger, sewn to my tree straps and they're ridiculously easy to set up. They're one of my favorite Ti parts.
  4. Lol. Really LOL! I won't tell all my down...

    Lol. Really LOL! I won't tell all my down stuffing stories...but the first time I was harvesting from a coat, I tried the: wet the down and make it into balls approach. I will never do that again....
  5. Good luck with the down. The quilt looks awesome!

    Good luck with the down. The quilt looks awesome!
  6. Thread: DIY UQ

    by CountryRoads
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    I've harvested down from coats and comforters....

    I've harvested down from coats and comforters. It's painful. Props for doing that and not complaining once. I love turning old gear into new gear. Great job!
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    Nice work. I did a lot of unstitching on my UQ's....

    Nice work. I did a lot of unstitching on my UQ's. What did you use for fabric?
  8. So, no one has proposed an insulated hammock yet?...

    So, no one has proposed an insulated hammock yet? That's a big one on my to do DIY list. Imagine...NO GAPS EVER! Though like Hangandy, Dutch has hooked me up with some cool materials already, so I...
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    Thanks guys. I guess I'm one of the few who uses...

    Thanks guys. I guess I'm one of the few who uses it. To me it's quicker than picking up scissors. I love making gear, but really I hate sewing, so whatever makes it quicker, I will do. Sorry for the...
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    Hopefully this isn't too off topic, but since...

    Hopefully this isn't too off topic, but since this thread is mostly about old machines that have been rescued, does anyone have suggestions on how to sharpen the thread cutter on a 25 year old...
  11. I set up an 10 x 11 ft tarp with doors in...

    I set up an 10 x 11 ft tarp with doors in conditions like this once. It took me like an hour and a lot of cursing. I was going to use pantyhose when I got around to making some but these will be more...
  12. Thanks Tim, but maybe I could use them to break...

    Thanks Tim, but maybe I could use them to break up ice in case it's a bobsled track down to the cabin again. I'll bring my ice skates too Megan!
  13. I haven't added myself to the spreadsheet yet...

    I haven't added myself to the spreadsheet yet since I have to do that on the computer but I am planning on being there Friday afternoon. I'm bringing a crockpot roast for Saturday afternoon and a...
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    And a great price on all this Ti bling.

    And a great price on all this Ti bling.
  15. I've been experimenting with a bridge. Going to...

    I've been experimenting with a bridge. Going to try these out.
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    I had a good time Friday night. Learned how to...

    I had a good time Friday night. Learned how to use the chains on my truck after not paying close attention to John's map! Slept warm, especially because of the boiling water Tim gave me for my...
  17. I'm pretty sure the entrance on that side of the...

    I'm pretty sure the entrance on that side of the DAR is in Williamsburg.
  18. I shouldn't have a problem getting in, hopefully,...

    I shouldn't have a problem getting in, hopefully, I have 4 wheel drive and I do have a set of chains as a last resort. I prob won't be getting there until 3:30 or so and have to head out early...
  19. Looks like a small crowd. The low is 11* Friday...

    Looks like a small crowd. The low is 11* Friday night. 26 sat night. 17* is the lowest I've slept in. Should be fun!
  20. Didn't know about that entrance John. I...

    Didn't know about that entrance John.

    I Didn't make it out of town due to the weather so I'm a possible for Friday night. I have some MA fire wood I can bring and might bring some pulled pork....
  21. Thread: SilArgon

    by CountryRoads
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    I don't have any Cuban to compare to but I think...

    I don't have any Cuban to compare to but I think this stuff packs down really well. I have a 10' by 12' and can squeeze it down to the size of my hammock, and I just use a thin gathered end with no...
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    I made a 10.5' 1.4 navy blue hammock a few days...

    I made a 10.5' 1.4 navy blue hammock a few days ago. I love it! That fabric is really soft.
  23. Ah, I think we only had a couple inches last...

    Ah, I think we only had a couple inches last year. You were there! I only had trouble on the gravel loop that goes into and around that group site. Well have fun folks! Really disappointed I can't...
  24. I wish I could make this one, but visiting family...

    I wish I could make this one, but visiting family that weekend. Will give you a heads up!

    Do they actually close off the road? Or just hard to get out there without 4 wheel drive? I have 4 wheel...
  25. Gil and I are going to try and do it again in...

    Gil and I are going to try and do it again in December. Ribeyes!!!

    not sure about the hike but there's a water pump and the bathrooms are fully stocked with TP, paper towels, spray cleaner. It's a...
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    Howdy lazy river! I would put the boys on the...

    Howdy lazy river! I would put the boys on the double setup and put them above your hammock. At least for now since they're small.
  27. Looks like you all caught some great views!

    Looks like you all caught some great views!
  28. Any of those are possibilities for me at this...

    Any of those are possibilities for me at this point.
  29. Sunshower said once, about some people who were...

    Sunshower said once, about some people who were giving her setup a weird look, imagining what they were thinking, "Is that tent floating?"
  30. I might be interested if I can make it. Throw out...

    I might be interested if I can make it. Throw out some dates.
  31. Nice Gil. That was in your original photo post....

    Nice Gil. That was in your original photo post. At the beginning. I should have taken some of you with your camera.

    And Chaaaz you were missed. Hope to see you soon.

    And Jerry did you actually...
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    I just tried that. Totally works. Not that I...

    I just tried that. Totally works. Not that I didn't believe you SirMarkos.
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    I love speed hooks! And Dutch is a fair and...

    I love speed hooks! And Dutch is a fair and equitable business man and also gives generously to the forums. When he first came out with Dutch clips he donated all the profits to HF. I believe it was...
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    I totally got it. I was assuming all along you...

    I totally got it. I was assuming all along you planned on splicing the whoopie hook onto the CL at the end of your hammock then basically using it like the speed hook just with a MSH. Speed hooks...
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    +1 for Grubs.

    +1 for Grubs.
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    I think the the best advice when stuffing by hand...

    I think the the best advice when stuffing by hand is to move really really really slow. To get even amounts I just went down the line of baffles putting one handful in each one until my down was...
  37. Good idea. Maybe some spaced in a thin isosceles...

    Good idea. Maybe some spaced in a thin isosceles triangle so couples could share one tree and have their head ends on different trees that are fairly close together. You can get away with one tarp in...
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    I'm going to be disassembling all my whoopie...

    I'm going to be disassembling all my whoopie slings now. I've been hearing about this thing that's going to make the whoopie sling obsolete for a while. It's finally here!!! And thanks Dutch for...
  39. Hk2001 and octo... Were not there either. ...

    Hk2001 and octo... Were not there either.

    Great hang. Thanks to everyone who took lots of pictures and John (R3l@x) for the knife sharpening and fire piston workshops.
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    +1 that is a really good idea. I bet you could...

    +1 that is a really good idea. I bet you could even fabricate something like that in the woods if you could find couple strong enough sticks.
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    Thanks for that. That does sound simple. My PC...

    Thanks for that. That does sound simple. My PC has been acting up so mostly use an iPad. Don't think I can do it on that.

    And, Bearclaw hopefully that thread helps you out. I used it to make my...
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    Lol. You sound like my old man making fun of this...

    Lol. You sound like my old man making fun of this state! He calls it the "people's Republic of MA" and taxachusetts! He thinks we're a bunch of Commy massholes. I like where I live in MA, though, I...
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    Thanks for linking that, don't know how to do it,...

    Thanks for linking that, don't know how to do it, or I would have. That should be a DIY sticky thread.
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    The past three NEHHA hangs have been in MA. They...

    The past three NEHHA hangs have been in MA. They were aware we were hammockers. Just had a pretty big hang at Harold Parker state forrest. They told us there that we were required to use tree straps....
  45. Indeed, that is a tree.

    Indeed, that is a tree.
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    Check out CatSplats thread, "DIY differential cut...

    Check out CatSplats thread, "DIY differential cut UQ calculator." You can mess with the spreadsheet to get the size you want.
  47. I made an ARGON Sil tarp and didn't even...

    I made an ARGON Sil tarp and didn't even reinforce the tie outs. She seems to be holding, good as new, as far as I can tell. I have a lot of faith in this stuff. It stretches but it's strong. I think...
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    You won't see your posts or any other threads...

    You won't see your posts or any other threads that you've viewed in "new posts" unless someone has commented on them since you last viewed them. Use "odds and ends" then "today's posts" to view...
  49. 1.9 or double 1.1 ripstop? I'm guessing you've...

    1.9 or double 1.1 ripstop? I'm guessing you've thought of that considering your DIY hammock and tarp setup...
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    Ah, the knotty mod is the mod I was thinking...

    Ah, the knotty mod is the mod I was thinking would help, but didn't realize that was the knotty mod. I thought it was a way of gathering the ends... Thanks.
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