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    I measured mine to respond to a question Acer had...

    I measured mine to respond to a question Acer had in another thread.

    "Acer just back from measuring the hammock. From the outside end of the metal triangles it measured 13' 3" as hung. With the...
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    This is one of the neatest socks I have seen so...

    This is one of the neatest socks I have seen so far. But, I am fairly new here.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=54206

    Absolutely agree with the posts about building an...
  3. Brandon how many prototypes did it take?

    Brandon, as a new diyer I am curious if you would divulge how many prototypes it took to develop the blackbird and the ridge runner to the point you could sell the first one? Obviously, a lot of...
  4. Thread: Rock Hang

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    I spent 3 winter weekends a month for two years...

    I spent 3 winter weekends a month for two years back in the mid 80's ground dwelling and climbing at Josh. Just thinking about it brings back great memories.

    The ideas you have been given so...
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    Very cool use of a dome tent. SilvrSurfr Just...

    Very cool use of a dome tent. SilvrSurfr Just tell your sons this is the kind of tent they have to carry on your trips together. You'll never have to go to ground. I wonder how small/ light a...
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    Thank you for sharing and going to the trouble to...

    Thank you for sharing and going to the trouble to weigh it and post the cost. Very cool, well hopefully warm, project.
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    Great video Yukon. That is one big suspension...

    Great video Yukon. That is one big suspension triangle isn't?

    Andy
  8. Very well written, a pleasure to read. Loaded...

    Very well written, a pleasure to read. Loaded with great information, experience, and pictures.

    Acer just back from measuring the hammock. From the outside end of the metal triangles it...
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    Nice job. What does it weigh and about what did...

    Nice job. What does it weigh and about what did it cost?

    Andy
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    What do you want to see, Shug selling the hammock...

    What do you want to see, Shug selling the hammock shamwow buddy? Shug is an awesome hammock camping spokesman. He would be a stellar product endorser.
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    Thought of this post when I saw OG's hip post...

    Thought of this post when I saw OG's hip post today. Some of my mornings are getting cool here in the sunny southwest. Another 30 days and some of you northerners will be waxing skis and sharpening...
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    Shug is the hammock pusher man. He has red...

    Shug is the hammock pusher man. He has red ones, blue ones, green ones and they all get you high. Still trying to figure out why Shug's sand is white. Thanks for all the laughs, great tips and...
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    9 years ago I broke my hip in a bouldering...

    9 years ago I broke my hip in a bouldering accident. Falling is pain free, stopping isn't... Since I was 42 at the time, the orthopedic surgeon did a very risky pinned reduction of my right femur...
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    I experimented with this some last night. I...

    I experimented with this some last night. I found it quite comfortable if you sit at the wide end. With the 4" bar in, the top piece of webbing seemed to be just slightly above shoulder level, I'm...
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    All that water. All that green. No mosquito...

    All that water. All that green. No mosquito nets? At least they were nice enough to have a fire pit so the mosquitoes can cook them first...

    Andy
  16. Wow, glad everyone is safe. The turtlelady...

    Wow, glad everyone is safe.

    The turtlelady olddog stand looks better everyday.

    Andy
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    Great tips. I learned the hard way about not...

    Great tips. I learned the hard way about not using enough pins on my first project; a sewn channel tablecloth hammock. In the end it turned out fine. I guess I needed a little practice with our...
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    Thanks for the heads up Karl. I hadn't looked at...

    Thanks for the heads up Karl. I hadn't looked at the JRB economic series of quilts that are convertible. Very neat. JRB is a great company to do business with. Fast shipping and fantastic...
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    Are TQ's a relic of ground sleeping?

    While building an insulation system that will hopefully get me through the winter toasty warm I kept asking myself if TQ's are used because they are the coin of the realm in UL backpacking and...
  20. Ya, can you hear the echo in the 90" hammock;...

    Ya, can you hear the echo in the 90" hammock; cavernous.....

    Andy
  21. I think this is the thread that started the 90"...

    I think this is the thread that started the 90" trend. The OP has great pictures that answer your question. I have built a 60" and love it. I have different plans for my 90" blank. I have been...
  22. What was your biggest improvement in comfort after leaving the ground?

    For me the first big jump in hammock camping comfort was getting off the ground in a comfortable hammock with ample storage. The second biggest jump so far has been converting to an under quilt. ...
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    MM thanks for posting pics and your first...

    MM thanks for posting pics and your first impressions! Great that Brandon had hammocks ready to go for early adopters. I prefer side fetal so it may not be my be all end all hammock. Although, in...
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    Ridge runner purchased 8/20, tracking notice just...

    Ridge runner purchased 8/20, tracking notice just received.

    Andy
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    Absolutely nothing wrong with your post. You are...

    Absolutely nothing wrong with your post. You are among friends and fellow hammock junkies. So much to learn and experience so little time. I've learned neat things from your thread. Thank you. ...
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    Couple more questions. 1. If I value legroom...

    Couple more questions.

    1. If I value legroom more than shoulder room can I sleep with my legs at the wide end or does the hammock taper too much for someone Brandons size to have adequate...
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    This is a link to a thread where people were...

    This is a link to a thread where people were asked if they could only own one hammock what would it be and why. Lots of interesting discussion. A good starting place for understanding what causes...
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    This is a great description of one of the...

    This is a great description of one of the biggest advantages of a bridge. At 5'11' and 185 I find my JRB bridge confining compared to a gathered end hammock. In a bridge I tend to sleep side fetal...
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    Actually, Cannibal my sense from your posts is...

    Actually, Cannibal my sense from your posts is that it will be a very fair and highly informed review. You own a wide variety of hammocks and UQs and seem to always be interested in expanding your...
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    Ah, come on Cannibal isn't it time for a nice...

    Ah, come on Cannibal isn't it time for a nice meaty review. Obviously, you have been an early adopter and beta tester. You just keep handing out hors d'oeuvres to taunt those of us who have to...
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    43 viewing the Warbonnet section. Must be a gold...

    43 viewing the Warbonnet section. Must be a gold rush going on here. Single layer Ridge Runner on order. I went to town today and things go crazy here. Just not safe to leave HF for a minute. ...
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    Welcome to the land of comfortable sleeping. Amazing how something so inexpensive can be so much more comfortable than an expensive bed. If I remember correctly, a lady friend of mine paid $2500...
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    Poll: This seems like a neat Idea. You could rent...

    This seems like a neat Idea. You could rent complete hammock set ups so people could experience hammock camping for the first time or try a different manufacturer. It would be great to have a...
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    I feel your pain. I have a threadbare North Face...

    I feel your pain. I have a threadbare North Face Bigfoot I bought from yard mowing money in the mid 70's. I had to put it down. I still haven't disposed of it. But, I did find a mint 80's version...
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    If you need more hammocks for car camping or...

    If you need more hammocks for car camping or sleeping at home this looks like a very simple first project. It will be my first. I have my tablecloths and have done my pucker free test stitches on...
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    Kind of makes a turtlelady/olddog stand have a...

    Kind of makes a turtlelady/olddog stand have a whole new appeal doesn't it?

    Andy
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    I agree. If you want to try gluing, maybe a 2...

    I agree. If you want to try gluing, maybe a 2 inch wide piece on the back along the length of the seam might work. IE 1 inch on each side of seam for its length. Then use duct tape or some other...
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    Poll: Never considered the concept a hammock could make...

    Never considered the concept a hammock could make me motion sick. I've only been motion sick in a car once; going up to Tuolumne meadows from the valley reading a climbing magazine after a big...
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    Wow indeed, that looks like a nice beefy and...

    Wow indeed, that looks like a nice beefy and healthy tree. Truly frightening. Thanks for posting the pictures. Hopefully, people that know about trees will post their comments. You are very...
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    Very glad your angels watched over you. The...

    Very glad your angels watched over you. The thought of a middle of the night trip to the ground is very sobering. Any chance of a picture(s) of the fallen tree so we can all analyze and learn some...
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    If evazote=zotefoam you will find this...

    If evazote=zotefoam you will find this interesting. John is a legend in the HPV community. Evazote=zotefoam seems to be correct according to a quick google search. Never used it myself. But as a...
  42. Part of what I love about an UQ is here in the...

    Part of what I love about an UQ is here in the desert summer I start with it pushed completely out from under me and no TQ. Most calm nights by 2 am I wake up briefly and pull it under me by 5-6 am...
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    Great minds think alike OG. Incubator 0 and...

    Great minds think alike OG. Incubator 0 and jarbridge ordered and received in last couple of weeks. Another 5 days of procrastination would have saved me $35 on the jarbridge; bah hum bug. Loving...
  44. Surfr neat that you are expanding the horizons of...

    Surfr neat that you are expanding the horizons of the tablecloth. A double layer sounds like a great rig to lend to someone who has a pad. Looking forward to video or pictures. The gear argument...
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    Thanks for all the commentary as you think back...

    Thanks for all the commentary as you think back through the process. A shorty under quilt sounds like a great next project. Maybe, Milo will trade you for his big one...

    Andy
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    Wow, Randy that is a beautiful job. I'm not sure...

    Wow, Randy that is a beautiful job. I'm not sure which pictures I found most entertaining, the beautiful canine assistant or the jumbo wooden tailor's pins. Neat to see such fantastic work from...
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    Welcome to the insanity. It is amazing how...

    Welcome to the insanity. It is amazing how buying one ENO DN has so changed my life. Next, a JRB bridge, then my beloved WBBB DL, a BIAS, now a sewing machine and tablecloths. Trust me, it can...
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    Everyone here on the DIY sub forum should...

    Everyone here on the DIY sub forum should exercise their constitutional right to remain silent and not incriminate themselves right now. Yes, a new budget sewing machine has arrived. As a graduate...
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    I love my UQ. To give you an analogy you can...

    I love my UQ. To give you an analogy you can relate to.

    Sleeping on the ground = Cold shower with bar of soap for hair and body. Don't run out of quarters.

    Hammock/Pad = Nice hot shower with...
  50. Thanks for the kind words Derek. It is easy when...

    Thanks for the kind words Derek. It is easy when you learn from the masters here on the forum. In my career as a nerd I was good at absorbing, processing, and applying information. I've always...
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