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    Poll: Spring 2010 MAHHA Cookout

    This is to help BugBait get a general idea how many burgers/dogs, etc. to buy for the Saturday night cookout. If you want some grub, please respond. :)

    If you prefer a veggie burger please specify...
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    Poll: Great suggestion. I can also take as much...

    Great suggestion. I can also take as much recycling as I can fit. Frederick County has "single stream" recycling so we do not have to sort anything. There are Satellite Recycling Drop-off Centers...
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    MAHHA Directions

    Here is a Google Maps link you can use to generate directions to Gathland State Park from your location:

    Gathland State Park

    There are two parking lots. The lot closest to the shelter is in the...
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    Poll: Fall 2009 MAHHA Cookout

    This is to help BugBait get a general idea how many burgers/dogs, etc. to buy for the Saturday night cookout. If you want some grub, please respond :)
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    DD Travel Hammock

    PM Sent for DD Travel Hammock
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    Poll: Spring 2009 MAHHA Cookout

    This is to help Qpens get a general idea how many burgers/dogs, etc. to buy for the Saturday night cookout. If you want some grub, please respond :D
  7. Thread: hh uq ?

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    I have an HH with a homemade quilt too. I just...

    I have an HH with a homemade quilt too. I just push mine to the side, get in and it springs back into place.
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    Thanks WBG, hadn't tried it yet, won't waste my...

    Thanks WBG, hadn't tried it yet, won't waste my money. I'll stick with pins (no pun intended).
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    I haven't tried it yet but given the difficulties...

    I haven't tried it yet but given the difficulties I've had with slick fabrics sliding around I am going to use dissolving tape to temporarily hold seams while sewing them on my next tarp. It's a...
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    Sounds like it is going to be cloudy/mild with...

    Sounds like it is going to be cloudy/mild with chance of passing showers both days (30-50%). Here are some links or you can put zip code 21718 in your favorite forecaster :)...
  11. Thread: Project Ideas

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    Wow it did triple, I guess that's the end of the...

    Wow it did triple, I guess that's the end of the $4 sil. :(

    Here is the materials section of the HF links page, it has many fabric suppliers. That way you can shop around/compare. You can also...
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    MAHHA Directions

    Just adding a link to this thread for directions in case anyone needs them:

    MAHHA directions

    Some nearby by activities that weekend (in addition to the beer tour, which sounds like a lot of...
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    Poll: Fall 2008 MAHHA Cookout

    This is to help Qpens get an accurate food count for the Saturday evening cookout.
  14. Thread: How Wide?

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    What size is your current hammock (the one that...

    What size is your current hammock (the one that is too small)? About 60" wide works well for me.
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    Cool, a little built-in throw bag. :D

    Cool, a little built-in throw bag. :D
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    That's a neat idea. With a king size they might...

    That's a neat idea. With a king size they might actual be enough extra to be useful as a cover/pod and still be able to lay diagonal.
    I like the hammock, I was just kinda surprised the extra width...
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    I've been lounging in my double since I got it...

    I've been lounging in my double since I got it and noticed one thing I was wondering if anyone else had noticed. At some point, the extra width just seems superfluous, it doesn't really add anything....
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    I have an old Kenmore too. This site has free...

    I have an old Kenmore too. This site has free threading diagrams, I wasn't able to find my exact model but they had a model number close enough to figure it out from.
    Try:...
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    Thanks for the tip Bull, I've got one on the way....

    Thanks for the tip Bull, I've got one on the way. Also ordered the "Rope Hammock Chair & Storage Bag" to try out (14.95 + free shipping).
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    I'm a Hennessy user so my shirt is sewn to my...

    I'm a Hennessy user so my shirt is sewn to my pants (I get dressed via a velcro slit in the crotch). :D
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    Also, in that scenario wouldn't the velcro...

    Also, in that scenario wouldn't the velcro function as a backup should the zipper fail?
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    If you look in the articles section you should...

    If you look in the articles section you should find instructions for top and under quilts, both down and synthetic, under "Do it yourself Gear".
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    I think with Hennessy it depends on the model....

    I think with Hennessy it depends on the model. The Expedition is definitely made in China, and the military models are made in USA per the site, I couldn't find info about the others (Canada?).
  24. Thread: JRB Tri-Glides

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    And how did you adjust it? It seems to me that...

    And how did you adjust it? It seems to me that design requires the webbing to move around the tree as you shorten/lengthen the suspension, and doing so would be difficult if you are wrapped around...
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    Aww, you had me going too. I even suspected...

    Aww, you had me going too. I even suspected there'd be a twist but didn't see that coming. As with most great ideas, it seems so obvious after the fact. Great work, as usual, I look forward to your...
  26. Thread: JRB Tri-Glides

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    It would seem to me there is a design limitation...

    It would seem to me there is a design limitation that you can't wrap around the tree more than once, not without losing the ability for adjustment. I don't have any so I am trying to picture the...
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    Are you asking about the suspension part? I...

    Are you asking about the suspension part?

    I made a simple rectangular underquilt for my HH.
    On each short end I sewed a tube that has a cord inside with 2 cordlocks to gather each end (create...
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    You might want it a little wider than just half,...

    You might want it a little wider than just half, I don't know how wide your sleeping bag is. Somewhere around 48" wide is common.

    Also, save the zipper, in case you ever decide you want to mod...
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    Congrats on taking the DIY plunge. Don't forget...

    Congrats on taking the DIY plunge. Don't forget to post some pictures!
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    Well, I was going to suggest Raw but it seems...

    Well, I was going to suggest Raw but it seems that's taken. So is Rabbit. I give up. :confused:



    I don't know about that, you seemed pretty patient with Kiwi at MAHHA, even on the last day when...
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    Didn't mean to imply anything other than you gave...

    Didn't mean to imply anything other than you gave yourself away! :D

    I was perusing your site and noticed you have both nylon and polyester hammocks, I was wondering if you had any info on the...
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    If you weren't already a salesman I was going to...

    If you weren't already a salesman I was going to recommend they hire you :D. I think it's great to have manufacturers on the site to answer questions, usually they disclose that first though.

    I'm...
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    Do you work for Travel Hammock?

    Do you work for Travel Hammock?
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    Well, you gave me an reason to go to Costco for...

    Well, you gave me an reason to go to Costco for lunch. I was going to pick one up if they had them but they didn't. Still fun to look around anyway.
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    I guess I double stuff my Expedition. I stuff it...

    I guess I double stuff my Expedition. I stuff it into snake skins, then back into the sack. It's a rare thing when what comes out of the sack it came in actually fits back into the sack it came in. :D
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    You might want to keep checking the dollar rack...

    You might want to keep checking the dollar rack each time you go. It comes and goes at mine, one week it's there, another it's gone. Also, if your area is swamped with WallyWorlds like mine, you can...
  37. Thanks for all that CPAP info! I need to look...

    Thanks for all that CPAP info! I need to look into that, I didn't know they had portable ones that light. I use one at home but in the woods I have to set up far away from everyone because of my...
  38. Thread: Random Images

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    That fixed it. Thanks!

    That fixed it. Thanks!
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    Thanks for the tip HOI, I think I'll do the same.

    Thanks for the tip HOI, I think I'll do the same.
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    At MAHAA I got to try a BMB hammock and Pan...

    At MAHAA I got to try a BMB hammock and Pan mentioned that if you have your hands down at your sides you get squeeze but if you place them on your lap it raises your shoulders to fit the curve of the...
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    Love the random images too. One thing seems...

    Love the random images too. One thing seems different, you used to be able to collapse the sticky messages (e.g. "Hammock Forum Stuff. Cafe Press Store.", etc.)and it would remember (be collapsed)...
  42. Thread: MAHHA- Report

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    Thunderfoot and I had a great time. Met a lot of...

    Thunderfoot and I had a great time. Met a lot of wonderful people and learned quite a bit as well. We've got a nice little community going on here, I hope to see everyone again at the next one.
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    Really enjoyed the podcast, keep 'em coming!

    Really enjoyed the podcast, keep 'em coming!
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    We'll be there around 6. Have a great hike in,...

    We'll be there around 6. Have a great hike in, Weverton has a great view, although I'd much prefer going down than up :)
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    Sounds like a great time! In case you...

    Sounds like a great time!



    In case you can't find used, JRB has their 8x8 on sale still. This is the cheapest I've seen for a silnylon tarp, other than DIY....
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    Hopefully this will help clarify where the site...

    Hopefully this will help clarify where the site is in relation to the parking lot.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/1/7/MAHAApath.JPG
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    Something to do Saturday or Sunday

    Just a FYI for anyone interested, there is a Farm Festival going on that weekend at nearby South Mountain Creamery.

    Good ice-cream, especially fun for kids, here's info:
    Flyer(PDF)
    Site

    It's...
  48. Thread: MAHAA Cookout

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    Poll: Awesome, looking forward to hearing some...

    Awesome, looking forward to hearing some thru-hike stories. I was wondering if any thru-hiking hangers were going to be nearby about that time.
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    Really enjoyed it, thank for sharing. Looking...

    Really enjoyed it, thank for sharing. Looking forward to more episodes.
  50. Thread: MAHAA Cookout

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    Poll: Sorry, I thought about that, but couldn't figure...

    Sorry, I thought about that, but couldn't figure a good way to incorporate into the poll. :confused: I guess adding a message with how many to this thread?
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