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    I started with a hennessy, used it for a year....

    I started with a hennessy, used it for a year. Then I started looking into lightening the pack, and got an eno for winter use. Eno felt roomier and I liked being able to sit in it sideways like a...
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    I've never thought of using it on hammocks until...

    I've never thought of using it on hammocks until now. Even so called "water resistant" materials should take some of the treatment. I tie dye hammocks on a regular basis, and they have DWR coating...
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    Depends on what you used to treat them. The...

    Depends on what you used to treat them. The sawyer stuff in the spray bottle, possibly okay. The concentrated stuff in a bottle, that you mix with water? Most likely a bad idea, since it may contain...
  4. Yeah good luck with that. Took me 8 months, three...

    Yeah good luck with that. Took me 8 months, three letters and constant complaining on their Facebook group before I got mine. They still haven't updated their web site for 2015 - no one is listed as...
  5. Loving that trip video. I've done the whole...

    Loving that trip video. I've done the whole foothills trail, some parts twice, but never thru-hiked it. we did 3 day sections. Its a great trail with some pretty strenuous parts.
  6. I go whichever way is more downs than ups......

    I go whichever way is more downs than ups... that's how I decide my hikes! On this one it was great to go SOBO since I was in the middle of the bubble of thru hikers. I got to meet a lot going NOBO....
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    First night in the new hammock over the weekend....

    First night in the new hammock over the weekend. Sleeps SO good. Love the length and it feels great to lay in. The side zippers are a big improvement over bottom entry for a hammock. Just a great...
  8. 20 miles on the AT in the rain and mud: Watauga Lake Area, Hampton, TN

    Continuing my AT hiking, trying to finish NC and TN from Damascus to I-40 by the end of the year.

    20 miles from TN91 (Cross Mountain) near Shady Valley, to Hampton TN US 321 around Watauga Lake,...
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    I just used regular Rit dye from walmart. Twist...

    I just used regular Rit dye from walmart. Twist and the the hammock like you want and stick in a ziplock freezer bag. Pour one bottle RIT dye in a pot with 2 cups water and 2 cups vinegar. Heat to...
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    Thanks! I started with a robin egg blue base,...

    Thanks! I started with a robin egg blue base, dyed in blue, then re tied and dyed in red. Wasn't as happy that the spiral shape didn't really come through, but I liked the red/blue splotches.
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    130134130135130136 Finally had time to put it...

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    Finally had time to put it back up and take pics.
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    Got one of the last Nettys today!

    Got my custom Netty in the mail today! Sent them some tie-dye Hyper-D 1.6 that I dyed myself.

    It looks AWESOME. Sorry to see these guys go.
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    Im doing Shady Valley to Wautaga in a couple of...

    Im doing Shady Valley to Wautaga in a couple of weeks with a big group of overnighters. Hoping the weather is nice to us. I'm not generally a late spring hiker but I want to finish my gaps so by Jan...
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    16 miles on the AT near Erwin in the Rain

    Great time this weekend:
    https://theosus1.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/into-the-bubble/

    I got to see some of the thru-hiker bubble and hang in the rain. Great full-up test of my new silnylon tarp in...
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    I don't really have the desire to redo most hikes...

    I don't really have the desire to redo most hikes because there's always something new to explore. That being said, our trip from I40 through max patch, to Hot Springs was one of my favorites and I'd...
  16. I don't use the hennessy in the winter most of...

    I don't use the hennessy in the winter most of the time. I used it once with my hammock gear 0* under quilt and at 30 degrees it was quite warm, like sleeping on an electric blanket. In the winter I...
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    128912 Just sent Hammeck some fabric for a...

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    Just sent Hammeck some fabric for a custom Netty. Got the order in just in time!
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    I have a no-added-hardware solution I have...

    I have a no-added-hardware solution I have converted all my stuff to. First - replace your hammock suspension ends with continuous loops, but make the loops so there is a few inches on loop that...
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    It's not an "app" per se - not on the phone. I...

    It's not an "app" per se - not on the phone. I use a delorme PN-60 GPS on my hikes, although on the AT it's mainly just for geocaching since the AT is generally pretty easy to follow. I just set it...
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    First hang WHILE SNOWING

    First time using my DIY hammock with my new Grizzbeak and new Hennessy SilNylon tarp.

    Two day, single night 22 mile Appalachian Trail hike from Cross Mountain road into Damascus VA

    Oh - and it...
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    I trip on my lines a lot. I bought bright orange...

    I trip on my lines a lot. I bought bright orange reflective line, and added line locks and mitten hooks. Loop around tree and clip to itself, or clip to a stake. Grab the line lock end on the tarp...
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    Old but great thread. Looking at making my own...

    Old but great thread. Looking at making my own doors. Never though about just putting them on one end. Great idea.
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    Where's the grizzbeak pattern? I'm trying to make...

    Where's the grizzbeak pattern? I'm trying to make some removable doors, myself!
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    You're welcome! I tend to complain a little on...

    You're welcome! I tend to complain a little on the videos and on my write ups for humor's sake... It really was a good hike until the end of the second day. The walk up to the exposed ridge line was...
  25. Thread: Hex Tarp

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    I love mine. Ive had the Poly model for a couple...

    I love mine. Ive had the Poly model for a couple of year, I'm thinking about upgrading to the silnylon version. My poly one is starting to show some seam wear at the tie-out points and the ridge...
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    AT hike from Devils fork to Hot Springs

    https://theosus1.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/if-you-puke-under-the-hammock-make-sure-your-packs-not-there/

    Good hike, even for a hammock. Just below freezing at night, and temps up to high 50s during...
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    Thats an interesting way to do it... I use the...

    Thats an interesting way to do it... I use the hennessy Hex tarp, and there's a pocket in each corner for the lines. I roll them up and stuff them in the pockets. The I slide the ends together so its...
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    The best toggles I found, before I stopped using...

    The best toggles I found, before I stopped using them for something easier, was a pair of "tent pole repair" tubes. They sell 4" long tubes in varying colors and diameters for trailside repair of...
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    The town is called Hot springs because there is a...

    The town is called Hot springs because there is a hot springs resort. Not sure about the nudity there. On the AT I didn't see any hot springs at all, nor did we see any naked people. It was a bit...
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    I-40 underpass at TN/NC to Hot Springs

    Had fun wearing myself out over three days of hiking in NC/TN this past weekend. Weather was PERFECT and water was not a problem. Was supposed to be a four day hike but we knocked it out in 3. It was...
  31. Thread: My New Envy S

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    Love the look of this! I'd like one with some tie...

    Love the look of this! I'd like one with some tie dye fabric from trippy gear
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    Hows the water up there? I'm going from davenport...

    Hows the water up there? I'm going from davenport to hot springs in a couple of weeks, wondering if I might die of thirst.
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    i've been wanting to do Albert Mtn. for a while....

    i've been wanting to do Albert Mtn. for a while. that's a great loop.
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    I'm always finding these on the floor, typically...

    I'm always finding these on the floor, typically dark ones like brown and black. I'm going to put them in my gear drawer instead of throwing them out now.
  35. I don't mind the rain or snow. I just hate the...

    I don't mind the rain or snow. I just hate the heat. I went to NC once and the high was 42. It's a weird feeling having cold legs but sweating...Going to Hot springs next month I'm hoping it's a...
  36. My first hammock trip, on the APPALACHIAN TRAIL!

    Had lots of fun Friday and Saturday... Spent my first night on the AT, and used my DIY hammock (made it myself with tie-dye fabric from trippy gear). Awesome experience even though I was huffing and...
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    H There's an Internet video of a guy that...

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    There's an Internet video of a guy that pulls down a brick porch column. He tries to cross a pool on a rope, tied between a tree and the column. The brick and mortar column just comes apart and...
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    I've used some from a few vendors, and some plain...

    I've used some from a few vendors, and some plain old stuff from walmart. it seemed about the same. If i'm ordering other stuff from a vendor i'll get some grosgrain, but if I'm in the middle of a...
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    I used 6 ounce in mine, its got about 2" loft....

    I used 6 ounce in mine, its got about 2" loft. According to the chart at ripstopbytheroll I should should get more warmth out of it than I do. I get down into the low 40s with it and its good, but...
  40. Thread: DIY tarp test

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    DIY tarp test

    Made my first tarp from hyper-d 1 ounce from ripstopbytheroll. I still need to seal the seams (and the rest of it!). This is NOT silnylon, but calendared nylon, with the slick side on the bottom. I'm...
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    ^^ Moonshine! Although I wouldn't consider that a...

    ^^ Moonshine! Although I wouldn't consider that a "luxury", more a potential necessity (antiseptic, pain reliever, wound cleaner, sleep aid, backup fuel supply...). My luxury item would be my hammock...
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    thanks! I'll try that. I had a bottle of seam...

    thanks! I'll try that. I had a bottle of seam sealer I got from walmart in the camping section, I used it on something before and it worked okay. I can't find it now, haha.
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    Not sure what needle... the same one thats always...

    Not sure what needle... the same one thats always in the machine. I've been using embroidery thread. I think i've got it fixed, I got a piece of 3/8" grosgrain and folded the seam over one more time,...
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    looks good. I used the felled seam, and along the...

    looks good. I used the felled seam, and along the one edge the thread holes are visible, especially when I pull on it like there's a wind load. I like the idea of the grosgrain as a...
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    "Taco" is my trail name, a friend of mine gave it...

    "Taco" is my trail name, a friend of mine gave it to me because I was the only hammock guy in the group. Ive since converted one other guy to hanging, and we've had another join the group on and off,...
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    very nice color! great job putting that together.

    very nice color! great job putting that together.
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    Can you post a closeup of the ridge line seam?...

    Can you post a closeup of the ridge line seam? I'm having an issue with mine having clearly visible needle/thread holes and want to see want your seam looks like, and how you waterproofed it.
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    Tarp Seam Sealing?

    Okay so I'm working on a hex tarp out of 1 ounce hyper-d fabric. Will waterproof later. I sewed the two pieces together using a felled seam, but I can clearly see the thread holes along the seam. I...
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    I like the blanket idea. I cut down a cheap...

    I like the blanket idea. I cut down a cheap TexSport "sleeping bag" to use as a hammock/quilt liner, mainly because I hate the feeling of lying right on the hammock fabric. Its thin fleece, and with...
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    I'm 6'2 and I don't mind a shorter hammock. My...

    I'm 6'2 and I don't mind a shorter hammock. My Eno is under 10 feet. I just made one out of some fabric I bought pre tie-dyed that I cut down to around 11 feet and once finished it was closer to 10....
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