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    They're really heavy, other than that, no reason...

    They're really heavy, other than that, no reason not to use them. They're what I use on my loner set up. It is all about what works for you. HYOH.
  2. Make sure to post pictures of the hammock and...

    Make sure to post pictures of the hammock and tarp when you're done. :)
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    Amen brother! The only thing my ENO gets used for...

    Amen brother! The only thing my ENO gets used for now days is backyard lounging, or for a loner hammock.
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    Keep in mind ENO hammocks are modular, where...

    Keep in mind ENO hammocks are modular, where vendors usually sell their hammocks with netting or suspension included.
  5. If you don't want to add overstuff and are still...

    If you don't want to add overstuff and are still worried about being cold you could always combine a pad with your quilts.
  6. I hate blending in. Give me a nice lime green or...

    I hate blending in. Give me a nice lime green or bright orange or yellow any day :D
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    My edge is my go to tarp. Packs small, does the...

    My edge is my go to tarp. Packs small, does the job, and is made with the high quality that you'd expect from such a respected cottage vendor. Mind you, I only camp 3 season when the low is expected...
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    I'm afraid she'd banish me to the couch with no...

    I'm afraid she'd banish me to the couch with no hammock as a punishment.
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    That is solid. If I could get away with it I'd...

    That is solid. If I could get away with it I'd hang full time too. Lucky duck
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    Hope you enjoy the bridge. I love my wbbb. It...

    Hope you enjoy the bridge. I love my wbbb. It only gets passed up for my day rig.
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    My stuff arrived in the mail on Monday. I just...

    My stuff arrived in the mail on Monday. I just wanted to thank Dutch for the prompt service. The hand written note on my order receipt is a nice touch, too. I appreciated it.

    Thanks again, Dutch...
  12. I don't want to get into the contest, I just...

    I don't want to get into the contest, I just wanted to say good on ya, Dutch. This is a very, very nice thing for you to do for a lucky winner.
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    Greetings fellow hanger, from the City of...

    Greetings fellow hanger, from the City of Washington in the District of Columbia
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    Welcome, from the District of Columbia. If I may...

    Welcome, from the District of Columbia. If I may suggest, you could always use the funds to get a tarp right away,and then save for the top quilt. In the meantime you can use your sleeping bag as a...
  15. Zing it ridgeline. One from Dutch and one from...

    Zing it ridgeline. One from Dutch and one from Arrowhead, depending on the hammock
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    Either the REI base camp pillow, or the...

    Either the REI base camp pillow, or the therm-a-rest collapsible pillow. They're both 12oz of cushy goodness I bring as a luxury item. I have an inflatable neck pillow but that really didn't work...
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    At home? I leave my hammock in its stuff sack and...

    At home? I leave my hammock in its stuff sack and my tarp in its snakeskins. I loosely roll my quilt up and it goes onto a shelf in my closet along with the rest of my gear. I have a plastic clothes...
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    I know, right!? Not complaining...just musing :)

    I know, right!? Not complaining...just musing :)
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    Dutch gets me again

    just stopped by dutch's site to pick up a couple things...ended up spending $100. Now I know how my wife feels when she shops for makeup. Haha :)
  20. It really depends on your weight. If the fabric...

    It really depends on your weight. If the fabric isn't going to hold you, no sense getting it. After that you have to debate weight vs comfort. Myself? I like my comfort. I'd rather carry some extra...
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    I originally bought an A-sym diamond tarp,...

    I originally bought an A-sym diamond tarp, thinking that it'd be enough coverage for my hammock. It was...kinda. It protected me from the rain but gave me absolutely no privacy. Now I have a hex tarp...
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    Best wishes for a wonderful life with your new...

    Best wishes for a wonderful life with your new lady! :)
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    Your Reddit Secret Santa should love it. Looks...

    Your Reddit Secret Santa should love it. Looks like a really nice hammock and straps. Great stuff sack, btw.
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    Thanks folks. I'll make sure that the thread is...

    Thanks folks. I'll make sure that the thread is polyester.

    Cheers!
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    Hammock bug net thread

    Hey DIYers,

    I'm making a Fronkey style bug net. Is there any special type of thread I should use? For example: when I DIY'd my own hammock, I had to use some heavy duty thread. Anything special...
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    Where do you like to hang around here? I like to...

    Where do you like to hang around here? I like to hit the AT. I'm a big fan of the AT in MD. Rocky but the views are nice.
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    NoVA checking in here, Fairfax to be exact. I hit...

    NoVA checking in here, Fairfax to be exact. I hit the trails in WV, MD and NoVA pretty regularly to escape the idiots that tend to congregate here in NoVA.
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    Welcome, my friend from The Great White North....

    Welcome, my friend from The Great White North. Hope you enjoy your time here :)
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    Here in NoVA they camp out early for the garage...

    Here in NoVA they camp out early for the garage sale. I have no interest in leaving work on a Friday to sit around to try and get deals on stinky used boots and damaged backpacks.
  30. Don't get me started on dogs on the trail....

    Don't get me started on dogs on the trail. Anyways...

    Glad you didn't let that ruin your trip. I loved your pictures. Looks like you were in a painting out there. All the colors are really...
  31. The number of people not following backcountry...

    The number of people not following backcountry rules when I'm out on the trail is astounding. Not following posted camping rules, not having their dogs on leashes, etc. Like you, I'm worried they'll...
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    That is a mighty fine collection you have there....

    That is a mighty fine collection you have there. Nice sewing job. Are those edges just folded over and sewed or did you have to use any special materials?
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    Generally, I go sans-stuffsack, and I get my...

    Generally, I go sans-stuffsack, and I get my jarbidge down to the same size as the sleeping bag I use as a TQ. About the size of a football.
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    Ridgeline organizer patterns

    Hey there Hammock Forums,

    I'm looking into DIY'ing a ridgeline organizer, and was hoping that you'd share your patterns with me. I could come up with something simple, but you guys always seem to...
  36. Great video. Looks like the 3 of you had a blast....

    Great video. Looks like the 3 of you had a blast. I'm hankering for some SHT. Need to make the long drive up to MN to get it done!
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    I see you switched from purple to blue gaiters....

    I see you switched from purple to blue gaiters. Bold choice. Looks like you had an amazing time. Those views look amazing.

    I give you credit for your 4 minute stand-off with the big cat. That...
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    +1 on the Jarbidge. Best investment I've ever...

    +1 on the Jarbidge. Best investment I've ever made for my camping set up. Lightweight, warm, easy to use, and low cost. Love it.
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    Looks like you guys had a blast! Those ladders...

    Looks like you guys had a blast! Those ladders look like a hoot! Glad you had fun with your daughter :)

    Where can I find more information on this? I'd love to try it for myself sometime!
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    The height of the hanger in question can play a...

    The height of the hanger in question can play a lot into it. Being only 5' 6" myself, I can get diagonal and comfortable in just about any hammock. I have an ENO DN, DIY and WBBB and can stretch out...
  41. Solid set up. Looks like you're ready to go out...

    Solid set up. Looks like you're ready to go out and give us a trip report. Tulle net looks great. Might have to make myself one of those.
  42. I love hammocks in colors that differ from the...

    I love hammocks in colors that differ from the norm. Looks great. Nice work. :)
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    Welcome, from the other side of the river :)

    Welcome, from the other side of the river :)
  44. Where do you guys score your tyvek? I don't want...

    Where do you guys score your tyvek? I don't want to buy a whole roll.
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    Thinking outside the box: if you wanted to go the...

    Thinking outside the box: if you wanted to go the all-natural route, would vinegar work?
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    It'd probably be less expensive to get a hammock...

    It'd probably be less expensive to get a hammock stand than to lose your security deposit if a fiasco happened. Just my 2 cents.
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    I've spent too much money on my gear to let some...

    I've spent too much money on my gear to let some jerk walk off with it. I don't set up camp unless its my last stop of the day. I may walk off to get water down yonder, but I'm never far or gone...
  48. +1 on the jarbidge underquilt -- I have one for...

    +1 on the jarbidge underquilt -- I have one for my Blackbird 1.1 DL and it works great. It is synthetic so it is a little bulkier to pack, but it is warm, easy to set up and you can't beat the price.
  49. Good video! Looks like father/daughter time was...

    Good video! Looks like father/daughter time was well spent :)
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    This confuses me just from the get-go. Do you cut...

    This confuses me just from the get-go. Do you cut one piece of fabric? Sew two together? I just don't know how you'd get a piece of sil or other coated fabric that was 105" wide. I've never seen...
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