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    Hi, Mule, Glad you looked at the picture. I...

    Hi, Mule, Glad you looked at the picture. I really admire your stick-to-it-iveness on this project. Bet your final version will be great!
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    Hi, Mule, I've been thinking about other ways to...

    Hi, Mule, I've been thinking about other ways to make your pleats that might be easier. There's a photo above step #5 on this page that shows my idea (but not my site/photo):...
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    Cool idea, Mule!

    Cool idea, Mule!
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    An employee told me that Walmarts remodel their...

    An employee told me that Walmarts remodel their stores every 5 years. For the last couple of years, they've eliminated the fabric dept. in the remodeling. If you do find fabric, ask an employee...
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    I read the above, dropped everything and went to...

    I read the above, dropped everything and went to my local Home Depot. I didn't find any one-cent dealies but they did have 2-packs of the small figure 9's with cord for $1.74, original price $6.94. ...
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    I live about this |----| far from Wekiwa Springs....

    I live about this |----| far from Wekiwa Springs. I've car camped (popup trailer) there many times, and done day trips for swimming. There is a long loop trail, I think it's 13 miles, with several...
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    Smaller needle, lighter weight thread for sewing...

    Smaller needle, lighter weight thread for sewing the 1.2 oz stuff. I used a size 16 needle and that was overkill on 1.2, probably a little too heavy on the 2.2 coated ripstop (for a G4 pack). I...
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    I made something similar (a single pocket) out of...

    I made something similar (a single pocket) out of white mesh for my pop-up camper. The mesh lets us see what's inside, and was cheap at the dollar store in the form of lingerie washing bags. :)
  9. Good news! The cinch buckles arrived today! I...

    Good news! The cinch buckles arrived today! I will mail them via 1st class tomorrow and request postage from y'all afterward.

    Now I have to set up my popup camper for a sewing room (easier...
  10. I send the order this morning, and ordered 4...

    I send the order this morning, and ordered 4 extras. I'll put them on the For Sale forum after they arrive, if no one requests them before then.
    Here's the list, yell at me if I got it wrong! :)...
  11. Hi, Alan. Yes I did receive your Paypal payment....

    Hi, Alan. Yes I did receive your Paypal payment. Sorry I didn't let you know that.

    Duncan, I also received your payment. Thanks to you both!
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    Does anyone else want to order cinch buckles? I'll be sending the order Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the early morning hours. Please see message #8 for details.
  13. Purchase info for interested folks

    Everyone,

    I plan to send my order for the cinch buckles on Jan. 20, one week from today. I'll send you my email address via PM if you leave a message here or via PM, which is what you need to...
  14. CLOSED: Who's interested in a cinch buckle group buy?

    Hi, all,

    I have to buy eight 1-inch cinch buckles from OnRope1.com to finish 4 hammocks for my family. The shipping to me for 8 is $9.20, and shipping for 50 is $10.66, so not much difference for...
  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been...

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been agonizing over wanting (not quite needing) 4 pairs of biners for hammocks for the family...now I will get them, woohoo! :)
  16. Five for $5 Simplicity patterns, Nov. 9-15, at Joann Fabrics

    For those of you looking for patterns, here's a sale alert. :)

    I don't know if it's the whole US or not, but my Sunday paper had a Joann's ad with Simplicity patterns on sale: "5 for $5, limit...
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    What does it weigh?

    What does it weigh?
  18. Thread: Walmart restock

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    They remodel every 5 years. Ask them when their...

    They remodel every 5 years. Ask them when their next remodeling is. That'll be when the fabric department goes bye-bye. Its 2 more years for my 2nd closest WM, about a year ago for the closest one.
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    You probably were reading about Juniper. Didn't...

    You probably were reading about Juniper. Didn't mean to make my prior post so abrupt, just in a hurry before work. :)
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    http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida/recreation/index_o...

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida/recreation/index_oca.shtml#hike

    "Primitive camping in the general forest area is prohibited during the general gun deer hunting season, which usally runs from...
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    Your pattern was very easy to use. Trim one edge...

    Your pattern was very easy to use. Trim one edge of the paper along the line, line up the A with the A on the next sheet and tape together. Repeat for the rest of the alphabet. Very idiot proof. ...
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    Thanks a bunch for making a paper pattern, and...

    Thanks a bunch for making a paper pattern, and thanks to Angry Sparrow for hosting it! I'm giving it a whirl today with uncoated $1 bin camo ripstop. Probably can't silicone it until tomorrow...
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    Car camping a few years back when my husband used...

    Car camping a few years back when my husband used to go with us, he'd use a soda can for an ashtray. He'd leave an inch of soda in the bottom and put all the ashes and cigarette butts in it. We...
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    Hey, that's good to know someone who's actually...

    Hey, that's good to know someone who's actually used it! :) Re the width, that's part of the reason I'm going to cut it to 30" wide. Then I have pads for 2 of us, wider than the Walmart pads but...
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    Generic closed cell foam

    Has anyone tried a generic CCF for pads? By generic, I guess I mean from a business which isn't a camping supply place.

    At this link, http://www.closedcellfoams.com/volara.html , I found...
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    We in central Florida don't get below 21.1 C (70...

    We in central Florida don't get below 21.1 C (70 F) from mid-May until late September or early October every year. Humidity now (about 5 a.m.) is 78% and temp is 26.6 C (80 F). Hot and muggy.
  27. Thread: Um...Help

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    I've seen a 50-pack of these for about $5 at...

    I've seen a 50-pack of these for about $5 at Office Max and Home Depot. Be aware that the Velcro is a bit lighter weight than the 5-packs, though.
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    Ramblinrev, I think it's nice that you didn't...

    Ramblinrev, I think it's nice that you didn't make her stay out all night anyway. You're a thoughtful dad :) Sorry it didn't work out.
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    Nah, that's the right kind. It definitely needs...

    Nah, that's the right kind. It definitely needs airing out before use, :eek: and some sort of small pillowcase. Sorry I didn't mention those things.
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    A water wing (a child's swimming floatie) makes a...

    A water wing (a child's swimming floatie) makes a cheap, light, and quiet neck pillow. Cut through the noninflatable part so it lays flat. Mine is 1.5 ounces. I've used it at home and in the car,...
  31. Thread: Funky Fabric

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    My first thoughts are clothing - sun protection...

    My first thoughts are clothing - sun protection shirt, lightweight fingerless gloves, light-duty gaiters. But the self-compressing stuff sacks sound great, too. Have fun!
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    RAW, glad you're OK, and I especially want to...

    RAW, glad you're OK, and I especially want to thank you for the pics and details.

    I have a 19yo son with a brand new motorcycle license who's repairing a wrecked (not by him) motorcycle for his...
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    Sticky: Making one's own stuff is a hobby, does there...

    Making one's own stuff is a hobby, does there have to be a reason? :)

    I'm outfitting myself and 3 of my kids so the cost of silnylon is pretty significant to me. I've been following this thread...
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    Sticky: Quest Outfitters is a good business, too. ...

    Quest Outfitters is a good business, too. questoutfitters.com If you order before their mailing time (2 or 3 pm eastern, I can't remember), they'll mail the same day.

    I had a problem with one...
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    If one of the older machines available to you has...

    If one of the older machines available to you has zigzag, grab it. If the new car smell is important, you can get air fresheners in that scent. :D
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    I'm glad you posted this, Neo. I thought I had...

    I'm glad you posted this, Neo. I thought I had donated but was mistaken. :eek: So I just donated $20, instead of $10, for good measure. I've certainly learned a ton of info here, and saved more...
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    Once the permethrin is dry, it doesn't smell. ...

    Once the permethrin is dry, it doesn't smell. Stinks to high heaven while wet, though. Treat your stuff outdoors!
  38. Thread: 14 +

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    Congrats! Glad you found some!

    Congrats! Glad you found some!
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    I used these mini bungee cords as tensioners for...

    I used these mini bungee cords as tensioners for 4 clotheslines on my pop-up camper, underneath the bunk ends (the tent-covered ends that stick out, for anyone who isn't familiar with them). I added...
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    Thank you! I don't know if I'll make one, but I...

    Thank you! I don't know if I'll make one, but I saved the PDF so I can if I want to.
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    FeO2, sending luck your way. Keep on looking! ...

    FeO2, sending luck your way. Keep on looking! :)

    Big-E, wow, that's really great! What a great scout leader. I'm just trying to make equipment for 2 or 3 of my kids, the ones who are young...
  42. Thread: Hot knife

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    Aggravating, isn't it? Gotta keep new blades on...

    Aggravating, isn't it? Gotta keep new blades on hand. Every time I run one off the edge of the cutting mat, it makes a nick in the blade. Then 2 or 3 threads aren't cut every revolution. But I...
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    That's great! I spent $350, but I couldn't...

    That's great! I spent $350, but I couldn't replace even one of the two machines for that amount today. They were both good solid machines when I bought them (and with metal gears) so it was worth...
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    Sewing machine tune up

    Hey all,

    I highly recommend getting your sewing machine professionally serviced. Mine was having a couple little problems, bunching the thread up underneath occasionally, balky starting seam...
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    Thanks, Dutch! It may be a while though. ...

    Thanks, Dutch! It may be a while though.

    It's 66 inches wide and roughly 1.1 oz/square yard. I knew from looking that it was at least 60 inches, I'm pleased with the extra.
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    Found some $1 ripstop camo!

    I lucked out yesterday! Went to a Walmart that I visited last over a month ago and they had a bolt of uncoated woodland camo ripstop. 14 yards. I bought the whole thing. The ladies said it came...
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    Have you done any tests with a smaller needle? A...

    Have you done any tests with a smaller needle? A 16 is pretty big. I've been sewing G4 packs with a size 11 needle for fabric seams (2.2 oz coated ripstop and a 3.3 cordura), and changing to 14 or...
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    You can get a variety of swatches from Quest...

    You can get a variety of swatches from Quest Outfitters. They have groupings from $1 to $2.50, or you can request up to 3 individual fabric samples for free. The "C. 1.1 oz ripstop" in the "Gear"...
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    These 12-footers are still $0.99 on their web...

    These 12-footers are still $0.99 on their web site. I went to a local store and they're $2.99, but my store will honor the ad if I print it and bring it in. They also had a 2-pack for $3.99 in the...
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    I'll bet the 1.1 or 1.2 DWR would work for a...

    I'll bet the 1.1 or 1.2 DWR would work for a quilt.

    I used it as one layer of a two layer Z-hammock, the other layer being 1.9 oz/sq.yd ripstop. I want to be a little extra sure my butt won't...
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