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    This is generally what I go out with: 17.88oz...

    This is generally what I go out with:

    17.88oz - Tarp w/ guys
    18.7oz - Hammock and Suspension
    13.69oz - Thermarest zlite pad
    34.67oz - Hand-me-down down bag from the 70's (40* or 50* bag, I...
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    This one? ...

    This one?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=67972
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    I hope someone can give some more specific advice...

    I hope someone can give some more specific advice here because there are so many choices.

    Basics include:
    Hammock
    Suspension
    Weather protection
    Top/bottom insulation

    Cooking system
    Clothing
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    General FYI, here is MA's Off-season camping...

    General FYI, here is MA's Off-season camping page:
    http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/recreational-activities/off-season-camping-generic.html

    Nothing mentioning offseason camping in...
  5. WV is a bit far for me. I was hoping for 3-4...

    WV is a bit far for me. I was hoping for 3-4 hours drive time max, to maximize my outdoor time. Meeting the Presidents is on my short list though. :)


    Absolutely!


    Hope you had fun in the...
  6. Have a week to backpack next year. Where to go?

    My wife and I have an arrangement that started this year. Whenever I go away on a trip, she gets to go away for a trip that length.

    Well, she's already informed me that she intends to be away for...
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    OldRagFreeze, Is that the olive brown color?

    OldRagFreeze,

    Is that the olive brown color?
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    Re: Video: Hang-n-Out Dirigible

    Video to follow?
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    This should get you started:...

    This should get you started:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51787&highlight=turtledog
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    I'm in, too.

    I'm in, too.
  11. Thread: Creepy??

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    OMG. Here's a foreign language article about them...

    OMG. Here's a foreign language article about them with more pictures.

    http://gadzetomania.pl/2012/03/09/polaczenie-namiotu-z-hamakiem-spij-wysoko-i-wygodnie

    Edit: apparently this is a tentsile...
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    I just finished a fleece lined hammock for my 3...

    I just finished a fleece lined hammock for my 3 year old. He keeps asking if we can camp outside when it gets warm out.
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    Here's the video. I can't find the original...

    Here's the video. I can't find the original thread, though.

    I53zxRE7kEM
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    I remember the thread and it didn't have a floor....

    I remember the thread and it didn't have a floor. It was like a 6 man tarp/shelter thing.
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    I won't be able to make it. I'm planning a trip...

    I won't be able to make it. I'm planning a trip on the AT in Connecticut late April/early May and my wife won't like me taking so many trips and leaving her with the two kids.
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    Lost_Biker made this bugnet with a tub after...

    Lost_Biker made this bugnet with a tub after scottpash posted his original idea for a bug net that could double as a go-to-ground bivy. I'll link to the last page because it has the best pictures of...
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    I did this when I was about 10 away, but i always...

    I did this when I was about 10 away, but i always tried to give more advice than 'welcome to HF'. When i realized it wasn't increasing my count, i moved to the DIY forum and looked for posts in could...
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    You're going to have to do some serious tapering...

    You're going to have to do some serious tapering or you'll have way too much bulk at the head and foot ends.

    I"d get someone to help you. While you lay in the hammock, use a fabric tape measure...
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    I've only been out backpacking once, but I just...

    I've only been out backpacking once, but I just tossed my bag and everything else into my pack cover and put it on the ground under me. Seemed the simplest solution and allowed me to reach whatever I...
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    That sounds like fun.

    That sounds like fun.
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    Second order is in. Dutch ships fast. :-) ...

    Second order is in. Dutch ships fast. :-)

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/19/abarery2.jpg

    Man those dutch clips are smaller than I thought. Lighter included for size comparison. My son will be...
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    Nighthauk mentioned June being the next car...

    Nighthauk mentioned June being the next car camping trip. He was going to try and get a hiking trip in before April and was going to open it up. Others may have other thoughts though.
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    NP. I have this uncanny ability to recall...

    NP. I have this uncanny ability to recall pointless information from obscure things I've read. However, ask me anything important and I've probably forgotten it.
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    Here it is. Looks like the other mention was in...

    Here it is. Looks like the other mention was in the other thread.
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    I think someone in this thread said the consensus...

    I think someone in this thread said the consensus was early June for the people at the hang. Someone else mentioned possibly doing a hang in March. Nothing concrete since.
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    Heavier though. 25g

    Heavier though. 25g
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    In the trip report thread he said gun cleaner and...

    In the trip report thread he said gun cleaner and jet fuel. :)
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    There was someone on this forum trying to do...

    There was someone on this forum trying to do something similar. Maybe someone else can find the link.
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    Dutch pretty much has that covered. Dutch biners...

    Dutch pretty much has that covered.
    Dutch biners
    Dutch clips
    Dutch ridgeline biners (These are incredibly small)



    He put 9 months of work into it and three generations to get his final...
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    You haven't seen Just Jeff's site, have you?...

    You haven't seen Just Jeff's site, have you?
    http://tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearDownHammock2.html
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    Bridgeskins all the way down.

    Bridgeskins all the way down.
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    I haven't completed this yet, but I'm working on...

    I haven't completed this yet, but I'm working on adding a mesh pocket to the bishop bag I stuff my hammock into. This would allow the suspension to stay with the hammock, but separate so tree sap or...
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    Connecticut has almost the same situation....

    Connecticut has almost the same situation. Nothing is allowed to be tied to the trees AT ALL... except deer stands.
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    There never appear to be many teeth on those...

    There never appear to be many teeth on those keys. I doubt the locks are hard to pick.
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    Which? I pulled the trigger and made another...

    Which?


    I pulled the trigger and made another order. I'm so weak... :shades:
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    I was going to respond directly, but there's an...

    I was going to respond directly, but there's an excellent thread posted in this forum already discussing it:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=66312
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    The second picture in this thread on how to make...

    The second picture in this thread on how to make Whoopies shows the taper I used on my 1/8" whoopies.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9349
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    My first whoopies were made with 1/8" 12-strand...

    My first whoopies were made with 1/8" 12-strand Amsteel and a plastic yarn needle from Joann's. It was hard to squeeze the needle through, but if you milk it up and over the eye, it works well....
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    I'd go with climashield over IX. From what I've...

    I'd go with climashield over IX. From what I've read, it takes a bit of work to use and IX UQ properly and sometimes sleeping on your side breaks the seal and let's cold air in. Climashield appears...
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    I already plan on buying cinch buckles for my...

    I already plan on buying cinch buckles for my son's hammock. I'm sure I'll end up with something else while I'm there. I'm eyeing a set of dutch clips...
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    Fleece-lined hammock

    For those that have made fleece-lined hammock (making one for my son) how did you handle the bunching of the fleece at the gathered ends? Did you just use a lining that matched the hammock's width or...
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    Loop turner and a US #5 knitting needle to open...

    Loop turner and a US #5 knitting needle to open up the channel first. A #6 needle would be a little bigger and might be easier.
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    First order of dutchware...

    And I'm hooked!

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/yhamu8ut.jpg

    I forgot I ordered the stingerz and dutch hook in addition to the whoopie hooks so I got a nice surprise when I opened the...
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    Make a materialless quilt system a la Dutch. ...

    Make a materialless quilt system a la Dutch.

    C9A9LtTZWEo
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    If you wake up...
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    My first time ordering from Thru-hiker for my...

    My first time ordering from Thru-hiker for my climashield. Very fast shipping.
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    2-3 lbs is a decent weight for the pack alone....

    2-3 lbs is a decent weight for the pack alone. This is a dual use item.
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    Glad to hear you're alright. I'll be looking...

    Glad to hear you're alright. I'll be looking forward to the trip report.
  49. Gmcttr, you seem to always find the right link in...

    Gmcttr, you seem to always find the right link in just about every thread.
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    You could make your own. It's on my DIY wish...

    You could make your own. It's on my DIY wish list. Probably next year.
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