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    I don't know how original this idea really is. My...

    I don't know how original this idea really is. My thought was to integrate a knit turtleneck collar and pillow into the "head" end of the TQ. Allow approximately an 8" hole in the end and sew the...
  2. I would be very surprised if you actually needed...

    I would be very surprised if you actually needed an underquilt for a hang in Mississippi in June. Night time lows in June range from upper 50's to mid 70's. I would just lay the sleeping bag in the...
  3. What's up Cher? Greetings from your neighbors...

    What's up Cher?

    Greetings from your neighbors in MS. Hammocking is a great way to get a restful nights sleep with great panache. Please be sure to include a bug net in your hammock purchases....
  4. Glad to have you on board. Hanging's good in MS.

    Glad to have you on board. Hanging's good in MS.
  5. If you captured the outside edge of the...

    If you captured the outside edge of the Climashield when sewing, you do not need the quilting loops. The CS will hold itself together and in place just fine.
  6. Nice work on this tarp project. I believe that...

    Nice work on this tarp project. I believe that you can get your doors to shut by just pitching the tarp with a little sharper angle on both sides. That will allow the edges to close up by sacrificing...
  7. If you, or someone you know, can sew, get a pair...

    If you, or someone you know, can sew, get a pair of 2" seat belts from a pick 'n' pull and make them yourself to any length that you want. They may throw them in for free if you get any other parts....
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    Welcome, Tupelo is getting to be a hanging hub in...

    Welcome, Tupelo is getting to be a hanging hub in Mississippi.

    I have to ask, are you a doctor?
  9. If you have the eye-hand coordination to operate...

    If you have the eye-hand coordination to operate a mill, a lathe and/or weld, sewing is well within your capabilities. Get someone to show you the basics of threading and adjusting the machine and...
  10. There was a very informative post on here...

    There was a very informative post on here comparing the breaking strength of various stitching patterns used for sewing end loops on tree straps. In response to a growing number of reports of...
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    Welcome, my brother, from central MS. Everything...

    Welcome, my brother, from central MS. Everything that I hang with has been DIYed. That's one of the things that I love about this place. Would have enjoyed meeting you last weekend. Maybe next time?...
  12. My first group hang is now in the books and I...

    My first group hang is now in the books and I gotta say that I had fun the whole time. What a relief it was to talk to people using terms like Prussick knots and Grizz Beaks and have them nod...
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    Mr. Face, It was a great pleasure meeting you...

    Mr. Face,

    It was a great pleasure meeting you this weekend and welcoming you to the fold. We had fun this weekend and I know that anything that you need to know about hanging your own hang is one...
  14. SB, You can drive right up to the separate...

    SB,

    You can drive right up to the separate sites so you won't need a cart.

    Man, if the cold hangs on with precipitation, I may have my first snow hang under my belt! Friday night looks like it...
  15. I will be coming stag and should be at the...

    I will be coming stag and should be at the campground around 2:00 pm on Friday. I will be contributing a double recipe of Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler for Saturday dinner. I will be making pancakes at...
  16. Just a quick update, I spent Saturday night...

    Just a quick update, I spent Saturday night hanging in the backyard with the intention of proofing my insulation. I had the Climashield UQ with a small CCF pad under me and on top of me I had my...
  17. Placing closed cell pads under your sleeping bag...

    Placing closed cell pads under your sleeping bag can get you a warmer sleep down to a certain temperature level. It should get down into the mid 30's this Friday and that should help in proofing your...
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    Mr. Hangsley, Welcome to the forums. Just...

    Mr. Hangsley,

    Welcome to the forums. Just about everything that I know about hammock camping was mined right here and refined in my backyard. Please consider coming to the hang. It will be a great...
  19. I was down in that area today doing my...

    I was down in that area today doing my inspections and shot a few photos that everyone can use as reference to get to the site.

    From Highway 84/98 watch for Homochitto Nat'l Forest sign for Clear...
  20. I vote for the primitive camping on that same...

    I vote for the primitive camping on that same weekend. It will just be more like real camping, right? I am flexible and resilient, if nothing else.

    They shouldn't charge us anything for their...
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    Ello boyo, Welcome to the forums. The carp 'n'...

    Ello boyo,

    Welcome to the forums. The carp 'n' leeks bar is right over there. Make yourself comfy.

    SE
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    Welcome to the forums from another Southern...

    Welcome to the forums from another Southern Brother from Madison, MS! There are a growing number of hangers from here.

    I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the MS Group Hang being...
  23. I will be happy to bring a double handful of foam...

    I will be happy to bring a double handful of foam ear plugs for everyone who needs them. On second thought, I could just bring 2 and stick them in your nostrils. Problem solved! :closedeyes:
  24. Maybe I missed math class that day, but 128 - 99...

    Maybe I missed math class that day, but 128 - 99 = 29" (14.5"+/-) which seems WAY over adjustable.

    If I was putting one together, I would make my range 112" to 124". This gives you a 6" +/-...
  25. I'm cool with the $20 per night location. Sounds...

    I'm cool with the $20 per night location. Sounds better for a group hang.

    Let me ask this though, can more than one person hang at each site, that is to say, can 2 people get 1 site and split the...
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    Can you safely make your marlin spike shorter? I...

    Can you safely make your marlin spike shorter? I also think Rat's solution of sliding the marlin spike over the fixed loop would work as well.
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    DD, Rain this weekend is just to check out...

    DD,

    Rain this weekend is just to check out your tarp and dripline config, right? I love napping in the hammock under the tarp during a good rain. November is just around the corner, brother, be...
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    Hheelllloo Rroocckksslliiddee. Welcome to our 12...

    Hheelllloo Rroocckksslliiddee. Welcome to our 12 step path to recovery. We don't judge you. This is a safe place.

    Just kidding! You're screwed! :drool:

    Welcome anyway.
  29. This almost exactly describes how I feel about...

    This almost exactly describes how I feel about it. :thumbup:
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    Does the cinched end make for a comfortable space...

    Does the cinched end make for a comfortable space by your feet or is it constrictive? I agree that this design looks to be very versatile in a wider range of temperatures. Cool idea with the summer...
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    TQ Foot Box Design

    I think that I am about ready to start working on this year's project, a Top Quilt. We don't see very cold temperatures here in MS so I may go with the same 5 oz. Climashield insulation that I used...
  32. I am good to go on that date. I should be there...

    I am good to go on that date. I should be there middle of the afternoon on Friday. Do we have a specific area reserved for us? Do we have a group discount on fees?
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    I was also concerned with this same subject as I...

    I was also concerned with this same subject as I was recently making my Fronkey Bugnet. Instead of putting pullouts on it, I made a pushout for it.

    I took a 16" long piece of thin fiberglass rod...
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    Group hanging question

    I want to preface my post with this - Although I have spent quite a few nights in a hammock, I have never been to an organized hang before. We have a group hang presently being planned for MS and...
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    All told, my full sized UQ with Climashield, 1.9...

    All told, my full sized UQ with Climashield, 1.9 oz. RS, bungee cord and hardware came to about $70.00.

    I was able to get the whole thing sewn for FREE because I never charge me for my time.
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    An integrated bugnet does not need to be a...

    An integrated bugnet does not need to be a complex project. My first DIY hammock had an integrated bugnet that was sewn down one side of the hammock and had several small weights (quarters) sewn into...
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    Niiice. I got the bugnet finished up last...

    Niiice.

    I got the bugnet finished up last weekend so I'm good to go now. :D
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    That sounds like you will have a great time and I...

    That sounds like you will have a great time and I would love to go, but I am still working on the mosquito netting for my new rig. That area backs up to my absolute favorite turkey hunting WMA in the...
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    I appreciate all of the guidelines that everyone...

    I appreciate all of the guidelines that everyone offered about sewing the netting. It took a while to get the sewing machine adjusted just right, but I finally got it dialed in and wound up having...
  40. As others have already stated, the biggest...

    As others have already stated, the biggest advantage of the MSH is adjustability. A change that I recently made to my suspension was to attach my aluminum arrow toggle to the adjustable end of my...
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    With more state and federal campgrounds wanting...

    With more state and federal campgrounds wanting hangers to use straps wider than 1" in order to better protect their trees, I decided to go ahead and step up on that component. On a recent trip to my...
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    Great idea. This has Burning Man written all over...

    Great idea. This has Burning Man written all over it.
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    Sewing mosquito netting

    Hey folks.

    I have amassed the needed materials to sew a Fronkey Bugnet, but before I begin, I have a question. I have seen where some people have reported having problems sewing the mosquito...
  44. I took my TDS to Burning Man last year and it...

    I took my TDS to Burning Man last year and it worked flawlessly. I had a Monkey Hut shade structure with a dome tent and would set up the TDS with the tablecloth hammock in the evening and take the...
  45. Put me in the line up for 2 nights. Let me know...

    Put me in the line up for 2 nights. Let me know what kind of vittles to scrounge up and I'll bring 'em. Might bring the ingredients to lay down some peach cobbler in the Dutch oven.
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    Soak time should be just long enough for the...

    Soak time should be just long enough for the fabric to get completely wet. I wear gloves and lightly squeeze out the excess. I think that you have answered your own question here about drying time....
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    I have used the spray products for several years...

    I have used the spray products for several years for treating my turkey hunting camo clothing. Last year I switched over to diluting the concentrate and soaking the clothes in it. I have had no ticks...
  48. I ran by the Clear Springs campgrounds down there...

    I ran by the Clear Springs campgrounds down there yesterday as I was in the neighborhood on business. It looks like a nice layout with plenty of hardwood trees and easy access to just about...
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    Burying a short piece of Amsteel in the loop...

    Burying a short piece of Amsteel in the loop sounds like a great idea.

    Since the adjustable loop on my Whoopie sling attaches to my tree strap, I tied a piece of paracord onto the loop with a...
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    Welcome to both MS hangers from Madison, MS.

    Welcome to both MS hangers from Madison, MS.
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