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    WTB: I recently picked up the silver one at campmore...

    I recently picked up the silver one at campmore for 48.00 i believe. If I remember right it is about 11 ounces. works great!
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    A few years ago i was bicycle camping and had...

    A few years ago i was bicycle camping and had just bought a really nice set of Arkel bike bags. They were right near a thousand dollars all said and done. i woke up in the middle of the night to a...
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    i picked one of these up recently from Costco and...

    i picked one of these up recently from Costco and although I have not inspectd all of the down yet, I did pull out a handful and saw zero feathers. It is lited as 23 OZ of down per pillow. i was also...
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    Ha! I thought about that! I wonder if I were...

    Ha! I thought about that! I wonder if I were to get it wet first and just pull it out that way? Seems like maybe it wouldnt be too messy, then wash the shell and refill it and sew it up? Your idea...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Im learning as I go. I am thinking about dumping...

    Im learning as I go. I am thinking about dumping the down out of my winter underquilt and adding more of this 600FP down that I found for pretty cheap. It has 23 ounces of the old "comforter" down...
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    Well, i opened up the down and it actually looks...

    Well, i opened up the down and it actually looks really good. Very few feathers and will not need to be sorted at all. The last project was with an old comforter and it had a ton of feathers so I was...
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    I have never used a SLD hammock but have made my...

    I have never used a SLD hammock but have made my own from 9' all the way up to 13' just for learning sake. I find the 11 footer to be the most comfortable "bed" I have ever slept in. I found anything...
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    Thanks! I havent opened it up yet to see what it...

    Thanks! I havent opened it up yet to see what it looks like. The last quilt I made, the down was out of a comforter and it had quite a few feathers. Overall, am I wasting my time with the 600 FP?...
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    That is an interesting thought. how do you...

    That is an interesting thought. how do you recommend drying the down afterwards? Would i just put it in the quilt wet and the dry it with tennis balls or just lay it out and let it dry that way? i...
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    Thanks for the advice. Part of my concern is the...

    Thanks for the advice. Part of my concern is the mess. After the last DIY underquilt the wife is not so excited about this project. This time I plan on setting up a tent in the house and do the down...
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    Is there a way to seperate down?

    Hello, i am making some new gear on a budget and have an underquilt shell that I made and am ready to fill it with down. i cant part with the money to buy 800FP down but have recently acquired 23...
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    I have hiked and hung up there quite a few times....

    I have hiked and hung up there quite a few times. i have never had any issues with the campsite accomidating hammocks and water is available. There is water at the main building in a spigot outside...
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    Thanks for your input. By suspension are you...

    Thanks for your input. By suspension are you talking tree straps or whoopies or something different all together. I am currently set up with 1" webbing for the tree and whoopies to the hammock. i am...
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    Hammocks.......how long do they last?

    Hello all. i am wondering about the longevity of hammocks of differing fabrics. I make most of all of my own gear but have made hammocks out of 1.1, 1.7, and 1.9 single and double layers. On April...
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    The_hanging_dog - what was your experience using...

    The_hanging_dog - what was your experience using Aliexpress.com? is this shipped from the US or somewhere else in the world? What is the quality of down? looks like too good of a deal to be true. If...
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    i have decided to go ahead and order a top quilt...

    i have decided to go ahead and order a top quilt early next month. Seems like a great deal and his response is very quick. He is going to add a neck baffle for only 10$! Cant wait
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    Helium Hiking Gear Reviews?

    hello, i am planning on hitting the AT in 2016 for a thru hike and am looking at replacing my top quilt. Although I would love to get a down quilt it is not in my budget right now. i have been...
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    +1 on the Fronkey Design. I love mine and its...

    +1 on the Fronkey Design. I love mine and its super lightweight. the only change I made was i added "socks" made of ripstop on the ends where the suspension goes thru for extra durability. Works...
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    Thank you Boston! When you say to sew the chamber...

    Thank you Boston! When you say to sew the chamber as a box I'm a bit confused. how far from the end ot the shell do i want to sew the baffles? My thought was to run then down the entire length minus...
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    DIY Underquilt Question.

    Hello all, So my addiction of doing this DIY stuff has gotten me 12 hammocks, 4 tarps, 2 climashield top quilts, a pillow hat, and many stuff sacks and things like that. i have a winter underquilt...
  22. Count me in too! Sounds like a great time!

    Count me in too! Sounds like a great time!
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    Thank you everyone! I like the looks of what you...

    Thank you everyone! I like the looks of what you have going on krshome. I like the thought of a little wider. I'm 6" and about 225lbs. The Dutch gear is on its way! I got the dog bones done already...
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    Bridge Hammock questions/advice

    Hello, I'm getting things together to build my first bridge hammock. I've got the webbing and the titanium bridge hammock pieces that dutch makes on order and already have the fabric and amsteel. My...
  25. Thank you! Great tutorial. I think I have a new...

    Thank you! Great tutorial. I think I have a new project this weekend,
  26. Looks Great! What did you use for the webbing and...

    Looks Great! What did you use for the webbing and where did you get it? i have been looking at making a bridge type hammock and i think I am ready to give it a go! Thanks for posting!
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    I bought 10 yards of olive green from them and...

    I bought 10 yards of olive green from them and made my winter tarp with it. I have had it out for about 20 nights since and I have had no issues with it. It has been thru some very heavy rain, wind...
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    No need to replace it. You can just open up the...

    No need to replace it. You can just open up the braided fibers and tie in another piece of rope into it or splice in a short piece of rope. There are some threads that show how people have dealt with...
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    I'm in! Thank you!

    I'm in! Thank you!
  30. I'm in! Thank you!

    I'm in! Thank you!
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    A buddy of mine makes a wax product that is all...

    A buddy of mine makes a wax product that is all natural and works great! Its called Henry's wax fabric treatment. I think he sells it for 10.00 plus shipping. Let me know if you are interested....
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    Welcome from Iowa!

    Welcome from Iowa!
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    I'm in! Thank you!!!!

    I'm in! Thank you!!!!
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    Is there a reason for the baffles going across...

    Is there a reason for the baffles going across the short distance vs. running them lengthwise? It seems to the footbox would end up better with the baffles going the short distance? is this correct?...
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    Baffles baffle me!

    Hello, I think I am finally ready to try a diy topquilt with down. I have made a couple of climashield tq's which were very easy. My only experience with down is stuffing an underquilts.com foyle...
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    I am too! This was my number one item on my...

    I am too! This was my number one item on my christmas wish list and they were "out of stock for the season"
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    This is another option. I recently ordered some...

    This is another option. I recently ordered some and love them! You can change the location of the pullouts as needed depending on the setup.

    http://dutchwaregear.com/clip-on-tarp-pull-outs.html
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    Other than calf ridge pressure what are the things that I should be worried with?

    I have found that a longer hammock took care of any calf ridge issues I had. I am 5'11" and currently use an 11...
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    Hello, and welcome from Iowa City!

    Hello, and welcome from Iowa City!
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    I'm in! Thank you!

    I'm in! Thank you!
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    Well, I spent the last three days in the...

    Well, I spent the last three days in the hospital. Meanwhile, outside we were having our first real snow and sub zero weather of the year. I was so excited to get to really try out the new homemade...
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    I'm in! Thank You!!!!!

    I'm in! Thank You!!!!!
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    That will work just fine. I converted my ENO dn...

    That will work just fine. I converted my ENO dn to whoopie slings. Works Great.
  44. I would not say no pad in ANY hammock. It can be...

    I would not say no pad in ANY hammock. It can be a pain in a single layer but in a double layer it is great. I use mine with a pad in the warmer months as my only bottom insulation and in the winter...
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    I would take a pound. Would be OK with 750+.

    I would take a pound. Would be OK with 750+.
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    I agree with this. I have been out winter camping...

    I agree with this. I have been out winter camping now for 8 years.....I think? It is best to start slow and safe in your own backyard. Even now I still do backyard tests anytime I switch out part of...
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    I'm not sure I would try a platy for this...

    I'm not sure I would try a platy for this purpose. They don't seem strong enough to me and a leaky bag of water seems very dangerous in any amount of cold weather. I find the nalgene to work great...
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    I learned something new last night.

    Last night I did a little testing hang in my back yard. It only got down to 10f with a little snow but a great test of some diy gear I have been making. I have been trying the hot water bottle...
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    Maybe you could get an underquilts.com shell and...

    Maybe you could get an underquilts.com shell and fill it with the down out of the sleeping bags you already have. He makes a great product and pretty simple to finish yourself.
  50. I am trading a diy double layer hammock to...

    I am trading a diy double layer hammock to kikoraa. The hammock will be done this weekend and I will ship it by monday. Thank You!
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