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  1. It's a nice camp site for children. They have a...

    It's a nice camp site for children. They have a pool and a place to eat so you wouldn't have to pack a bunch of food.
  2. You could try the Walmart curtain section for...

    You could try the Walmart curtain section for materials too. I got a huge piece of, well don't know exactly what it was, but it is supposably cat proof, and looks like bug netting. I never made the...
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    Try it out for a while in your yard. Even trying...

    Try it out for a while in your yard. Even trying to take a short nap will probably give you some idea if it will work for you. I'm making an extra wide two person hammock now. I've been comfortable...
  4. That is one of my favorite Dar Williams songs.

    That is one of my favorite Dar Williams songs.
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    That is hilarious. I've actually done that in a...

    That is hilarious. I've actually done that in a gathered end, not that fast though.
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    The Argon sil is 1.09 oz per square yard. It's...

    The Argon sil is 1.09 oz per square yard. It's Argon 90, which weighs 0.9 oz/sqyd, before sil, and 1.09 after. I'm pretty sure...
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    Those look great! And they're light. There's...

    Those look great! And they're light. There's definitely a learning curve when it comes to sewing Argon 67. I use tiny squares of newspaper when doing the ends and after that I pull the fabric tight...
  8. That was an awesome hang last year. I'm going to...

    That was an awesome hang last year. I'm going to try and make it. The lobster was soooo good and the little snack place was nice too. Pizza, fries, burgers, etc. and they serve breakfast!
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    For the rolled hem on the edges I don't clip...

    For the rolled hem on the edges I don't clip anything, just another step and that stuff is so slippery that I find I have to readjust with my hands anyway. For doing the flat felled seam for the...
  10. Sounds like it was a great trip. I'll try and...

    Sounds like it was a great trip. I'll try and make if you do it again. How did the eno couple do in the cold? I remember the eno days with no UQ....never going back to that.
  11. Maybe you could still whip the ends, a little...

    Maybe you could still whip the ends, a little below where the fabric is stressed. I think nylon is stronger lb for lb than polyester. Dutch sells a 1.0 nylon for light weight hammocks. The chubby...
  12. Wow, I never thought I would win that. Thank you...

    Wow, I never thought I would win that. Thank you Dutch! I'll post how the finished two person Argon 1.6 hammock turns out. I think I'm going to shoot for a 12' by 7'.
  13. I'm camping in the rain tomorrow night. I'll try...

    I'm camping in the rain tomorrow night. I'll try my asym. Haven't had it in the rain yet.
  14. Alright, I'm gonna throw my name in the hat this...

    Alright, I'm gonna throw my name in the hat this time. I know it's accepted by most that you can't sleep two people in a gathered end, but I've done it (never for an entire night but for a decent...
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    Welcome from western mass. Look for all things...

    Welcome from western mass. Look for all things NEHHA. Don't know where you are in MA but a couple of us are hanging this Friday in South Hadley. Pm if you're interested.
  16. Lol. So you Woke this old thread up huh Jeremy....

    Lol. So you Woke this old thread up huh Jeremy. Well, it's a sad but funny story. I was camping last summer with a friend and we were sharing a tree so our hammocks were pretty close together. We had...
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    I had 10 kindergarteners in my eno double nest...

    I had 10 kindergarteners in my eno double nest once. I have a picture but can't post their pictures online.

    Also there's a book or journal that goes to all the official NEHHA hangs that people...
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    Beautiful video Tom. Look forward to seeing more,...

    Beautiful video Tom. Look forward to seeing more, especially since I'm close to your neck of the woods.
  19. Thread: wow

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    I don't know the circumstances, but gmcttr is a...

    I don't know the circumstances, but gmcttr is a well respected mod who puts a lot of time into keeping HF a clean, respectful and helpful place for folks looking for information, I'm sure he'd be...
  20. Interested to hear how it goes. And yeah, pics....

    Interested to hear how it goes. And yeah, pics. You know the saying.
  21. Not sure what the dimensions are on the Diamond,...

    Not sure what the dimensions are on the Diamond, but I made an asym tarp a while back. I think it's about a 5x10 rectangle, which gives me around a 12 ft ridgeline. Saw one WV made a long time ago...
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    Thanks Josh. It's hard for me to do an entire...

    Thanks Josh. It's hard for me to do an entire weekend since I work early on Sunday. We didn't end up going out to Lithia Springs yesterday but are going to try for next Friday.
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    Welcome from western Mass. Try to get to a NEHHA...

    Welcome from western Mass. Try to get to a NEHHA hang. There are a lot of bikepackers here.
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    Cool. Hopefully we can get a few more. We'll have...

    Cool. Hopefully we can get a few more. We'll have to coordinate parking.
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    I have some. They are so pretty and smooth. This...

    I have some. They are so pretty and smooth. This is one of my favorite Dutch parts because they are so versatile. You can substitute them for most Ti specialized parts. I have a new set and two old...
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    Brian and I are going to try and hit Lithia...

    Brian and I are going to try and hit Lithia Springs on Friday April 3rd. Friday nights are really the only night I can do right now without interfering with work. I haven't checked in with Gil yet.
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    I was thinking Lithia Springs, Brian will do...

    I was thinking Lithia Springs, Brian will do anything, and haven't checked in with Gil about locations. I wanted to stay in or around the valley. Hit Lithia before the skeeters hit!
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    Hey locals, considering its the first day of...

    Hey locals, considering its the first day of spring (Even though it's still snowing here!!!), Brian, Gil and I were going to try and get out soon for probably a one nighter. It will be in or around...
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    Ha I am pretty creative. Cosmic camper and I are...

    Ha I am pretty creative. Cosmic camper and I are going to try and get out soon. I'll post on the western mass hang spots thread...I let that thread get dusty!
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    I voted. You'll have to make a hammock out of...

    I voted. You'll have to make a hammock out of vines and an UQ out of grass.
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    I'm a possible.

    I'm a possible.
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    Takes a while to find the best setup. I would...

    Takes a while to find the best setup. I would start simple. Gathered end hammock and a cheap tarp. You'll get a lot of different results depending on how you pitch the tarp and hang the hammock. My...
  33. Thanks. You are probably right. I weighed tree...

    Thanks. You are probably right. I weighed tree straps that had a lot of stitching with heavy thread in them and were slightly more burly than the camo straps I usually use. I agree nylon stretches...
  34. One inch tubular webbing weighs 12.85 grams per...

    One inch tubular webbing weighs 12.85 grams per foot versus 7.75 grams per foot for 1 inch polyester webbing.
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    Welcome from western Mass. We have quite a few...

    Welcome from western Mass. We have quite a few small local hangs every year. Look out for them.
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    I started with an Eno DN, then went to a NEHHA...

    I started with an Eno DN, then went to a NEHHA hang and caught the DIY bug, and haven't been able to shake it since.

    That hammock and UQ were not the same color...
    Me too!
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    Lol. They are an interesting shape. I started...

    Lol. They are an interesting shape. I started making them for use just as scarves for myself and my friends early this winter, then realized with a few modifications it can be converted into a...
  38. I've been waiting for these! I have the older...

    I've been waiting for these! I have the older version, that are a bit bigger, sewn to my tree straps and they're ridiculously easy to set up. They're one of my favorite Ti parts.
  39. Lol. Really LOL! I won't tell all my down...

    Lol. Really LOL! I won't tell all my down stuffing stories...but the first time I was harvesting from a coat, I tried the: wet the down and make it into balls approach. I will never do that again....
  40. Good luck with the down. The quilt looks awesome!

    Good luck with the down. The quilt looks awesome!
  41. Thread: DIY UQ

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    I've harvested down from coats and comforters....

    I've harvested down from coats and comforters. It's painful. Props for doing that and not complaining once. I love turning old gear into new gear. Great job!
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    Nice work. I did a lot of unstitching on my UQ's....

    Nice work. I did a lot of unstitching on my UQ's. What did you use for fabric?
  43. So, no one has proposed an insulated hammock yet?...

    So, no one has proposed an insulated hammock yet? That's a big one on my to do DIY list. Imagine...NO GAPS EVER! Though like Hangandy, Dutch has hooked me up with some cool materials already, so I...
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    Thanks guys. I guess I'm one of the few who uses...

    Thanks guys. I guess I'm one of the few who uses it. To me it's quicker than picking up scissors. I love making gear, but really I hate sewing, so whatever makes it quicker, I will do. Sorry for the...
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    Hopefully this isn't too off topic, but since...

    Hopefully this isn't too off topic, but since this thread is mostly about old machines that have been rescued, does anyone have suggestions on how to sharpen the thread cutter on a 25 year old...
  46. I set up an 10 x 11 ft tarp with doors in...

    I set up an 10 x 11 ft tarp with doors in conditions like this once. It took me like an hour and a lot of cursing. I was going to use pantyhose when I got around to making some but these will be more...
  47. Thanks Tim, but maybe I could use them to break...

    Thanks Tim, but maybe I could use them to break up ice in case it's a bobsled track down to the cabin again. I'll bring my ice skates too Megan!
  48. I haven't added myself to the spreadsheet yet...

    I haven't added myself to the spreadsheet yet since I have to do that on the computer but I am planning on being there Friday afternoon. I'm bringing a crockpot roast for Saturday afternoon and a...
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    And a great price on all this Ti bling.

    And a great price on all this Ti bling.
  50. I've been experimenting with a bridge. Going to...

    I've been experimenting with a bridge. Going to try these out.
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