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    A copy of The Ultimate Hang (paper or electronic)...

    A copy of The Ultimate Hang (paper or electronic) is a great place to start. Much basic info compiled in one location. Easily worth hours and hours trolling the forums, but...you'll want to do that...
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    Welcome from Russellville. You're headin' the...

    Welcome from Russellville. You're headin' the right direction!
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    This machine should do anything you need to do if...

    This machine should do anything you need to do if functioning properly. The knobs indicate it will do straight stitch and zig zag. Needle position can be moved to the left, center, or right...
  4. Thread: AR Park Hanger

    by DrPappy
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    An easy and inexpensive underquilt option is one...

    An easy and inexpensive underquilt option is one made from a doubled over poncho liner, plenty warm for 3 seasons in Arkansas. Search poncho liner underquilt (PLUQ) for DIY sew or no sew options. ...
  5. Thread: Hammophobia

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    Hammorrhoids

    Hammorrhoids: The painful condition resulting from the excessive straining required to extricate oneself from a hammock hung with nylon straps instead of polyester.
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    A bowline would give you a fixed loop that will...

    A bowline would give you a fixed loop that will not slip.
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    Braided mason's line will do just fine, plenty of...

    Braided mason's line will do just fine, plenty of strength for your tarp.
  8. Thread: New Hanger...

    by DrPappy
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    Don't they say everything you need to know in...

    Don't they say everything you need to know in life is learned by the age of 5?
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    After initially trying a neck pillow, I found...

    After initially trying a neck pillow, I found that it did not contour to the contours of the hammock as well as a small "normal" pillow.

    +1 on what Jsaults said.
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    Some little smallmouth, rock bass, bream, etc. ...

    Some little smallmouth, rock bass, bream, etc. No trout this far upstream as the water is too low and slow in the summer to support them.
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    Well played Dutch..... It could only be...

    Well played Dutch.....

    It could only be considered insanity if one were to spend that kind of money on a t--t!
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    Where are you guys planning to float in Arkansas...

    Where are you guys planning to float in Arkansas this summer?
  13. Thread: Newbie dilemma

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    To inquire about a cure presumes that it is an...

    To inquire about a cure presumes that it is an illness. That's just sick!!!
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    You are right on the money. In fact, depending on...

    You are right on the money. In fact, depending on the temp rating, many down bags can be found this time of year (close out/ last years model) for much less than a TQ. Whether a TQ is worth the extra...
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    The community at the top of the hill is Mt....

    The community at the top of the hill is Mt. Sherman, AR. (near Jasper, AR.) That should get you there.
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    +1 on the PLUQ and topquilt for the milder...

    +1 on the PLUQ and topquilt for the milder weather.
    See the link in toygun's post(#8)
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    The target 30* hang angle appeared to always...

    The target 30* hang angle appeared to always produce a slack RL... is my problem that I'm eyeing an empty hammock as opposed to a loaded hammock?

    Is it recommended to use the whoopies solely to...
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    You will need either a pad or an underquilt. For...

    You will need either a pad or an underquilt. For starters, a blue pad from wally world is the cheapest, lightest option. What have you been using as a ground pad on your campouts in the past?
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    I found using a seam ripper that has one prong...

    I found using a seam ripper that has one prong protected by a plastic bead very helpful.
    Most seams have a narrow strip of material "seam tape" sewn over them, which is easier to remove if you snip...
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    It doesn't get any better than that! I'm in.

    It doesn't get any better than that! I'm in.
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    +1 on the Ultimate Hang by Derek Hansen. If you...

    +1 on the Ultimate Hang by Derek Hansen. If you haven't seen it, this is a great resource available digitally or in paperback, and will save you a lot of time searching for hammock hanging info.
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    Cub Zip

    P M sent your way.
  23. Thread: NW Arkansas

    by DrPappy
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    Welcome from Russellville! You'll find lots of...

    Welcome from Russellville! You'll find lots of friendly folks here who are more than happy to help you out.
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    Coleman uses 1D:...

    Coleman uses 1D:
    http://coleman.com/product/tent-fan/2000001021[/QUOTE]

    This one weighs the same as a medium sized brick due to magnet and metal plate used on either side of the material to...
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    That is correct, as long as the rings are under...

    That is correct, as long as the rings are under the tarp.
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    Bottom entry or side zip?

    Bottom entry or side zip?
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    I used the full width(no taper from head to foot)...

    I used the full width(no taper from head to foot) for my size 15 feet with no real room to spare after snaps were applied for the foot box.
  28. Thread: Yeh Dutch

    by DrPappy
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    +1 to the thread. Perhaps his greatest...

    +1 to the thread.

    Perhaps his greatest accomplishment is his ability to maintain humility while possessing such qualities of kindness, generosity, intelligence and good looks!
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    I'll take the down jacket.

    I'll take the down jacket.
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    Welcome from Russellville. You've come to the...

    Welcome from Russellville. You've come to the right place for the essential hanging' info.
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    Welcome from Hooterville (Russellville).

    Welcome from Hooterville (Russellville).
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    It's car camping if: 1. You had to make more...

    It's car camping if:
    1. You had to make more than one trip for all your gear
    2. 35lbs is the weight of just your cooking gear and not your whole pack
    3. Barnum and Bailey asked to borrow your tarp
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    www.military-surplus.us This site has them...

    www.military-surplus.us

    This site has them used for $11 and new for $18.
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    The rings need to be tied to the hammock by a...

    The rings need to be tied to the hammock by a larks head knot, holding the 2 rings together tightly when under tension. You might consider switching to climbing rated rings (SMC rings),
    as some have...
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    How were the rings attached to your hammock?

    How were the rings attached to your hammock?
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    http://www.ropeworks.biz/reader/tripod.pd ...

    http://www.ropeworks.biz/reader/tripod.pd

    Google search tripod lashing turns up a few good examples.
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    I've never needed any more than a 6' whoopie, but...

    I've never needed any more than a 6' whoopie, but you do need a bit more length between the fixed eye and the bury to allow for attaching to the hammock. If you are making your own whoopies, you can...
  38. I'll take it. Rounding up some tarps for the...

    I'll take it. Rounding up some tarps for the scouts. PM sent.
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    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much!
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    Anyone know what the seat height is when set up?

    Anyone know what the seat height is when set up?
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    PapaSmurf uses it on his dream hammocks ...

    PapaSmurf uses it on his dream hammocks http://www.dream-hammock.com/
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    That would require a SS...

    That would require a SS #2.http://hennessyhammock.com/catalog/insulation/
  43. Put me down for 20, and thanks!

    Put me down for 20, and thanks!
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    Hennessy Hammock Deep Jungle Zip with Hex Tarp...

    Hennessy Hammock Deep Jungle Zip with Hex Tarp option fits the bill but may not fit the budget.
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    Currently using a 40yr old down bag converted to...

    Currently using a 40yr old down bag converted to an UQ.

    You might consider removing the mummy hood intact and continue to use it separately. Anyone ever tried this?
  46. I'll take the OR compression bags.

    I'll take the OR compression bags.
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    Better yet, if you have the white ball tie with...

    Better yet, if you have the white ball tie with you anyway, use the white plastic ball in place of the rock and larkshead your tie out line to the shock cord loop.
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    Welcome from Russellville!

    Welcome from Russellville!
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    That will haunt my dreams forever.....

    That will haunt my dreams forever.....
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    Headnet/Peak Bag is a great idea!

    Just received my mod4, custom gear organizer, and peak bag/headnet in the mail today.
    The quality of ZQ's work is OUTSTANDING!

    I had asked for a mesh peak bag larger than the standard nylon one...
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