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    Another lightweight option is a piece of golf...

    Another lightweight option is a piece of golf club shaft. I prefer the larger grip end. Also you can get different diameters that fit inside each other. If you keep your eyes open you can often find...
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    I agree with oldpappy, you don't need one. I...

    I agree with oldpappy, you don't need one. I picked one up used. I mostly got it for winter camping when it's windy. I spent one chilly night when I would get everything warmed up and then a gust...
  3. Thread: hammock chair

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    Here is a like to a DIY post to make one that can...

    Here is a like to a DIY post to make one that can be used with or without the cross bar.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/36518-VIDEO-Gear-Talk-DIY-Gear-Hammock-amp-Camp-Chair
  4. Thread: Vaccine

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    Wow! Just in time for the Speed Hook 2.0

    Wow! Just in time for the Speed Hook 2.0
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    PA > AT near Swatara State Park>July 3-4

    I'm thinking about knocking out a portion of the AT that I've missed so far. That is from PA 325 to Swatara Gap (Route 443 parking lot). My son is working at Bashore Scout Reservation just a mile or...
  6. FS: Ooooo....Dutch bling :drool: I'm in.

    Ooooo....Dutch bling :drool: I'm in.
  7. You might want to check out this thread...

    You might want to check out this thread https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/70866-The-50-State-Project-US-State-Parks-amp-Hammocks?highlight=database

    In post 67 there is a link to a...
  8. I've never hung down in FL, but I believe that it...

    I've never hung down in FL, but I believe that it has been on the books for a while. Dutch sells 2" webbing for that purpose.
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    I don't think there is a need for draft stoppers...

    I don't think there is a need for draft stoppers around the sides when using in a hammock. If you plan to go to ground with it, then it might make sense.
    A feature I would include would be an...
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    Thanks for running the contest and for picking me...

    Thanks for running the contest and for picking me as a runner up. I'm looking forward to seeing your products. Are you planning on attending the Fall MAHHA?
  11. I agree, dinner that night consisted of Spam...

    I agree, dinner that night consisted of Spam sandwiches (a first try for many of the campers) and beans. :scared:
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    Thanks, for the complement and the supplies...

    Thanks, for the complement and the supplies (including the extra 6" of fabric). I tend to sleep warm, so we'll see how low it will take me. I normally use my 20 degree 3/4 WL underquilt and just...
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    Thanks, I wanted something bright for summer, and...

    Thanks, I wanted something bright for summer, and the blue really brings out my eyes :rolleyes:

    The software is Magix Movie Edit Pro. My daughter picked it out, it's definitely a lot better than...
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    Thanks, I got a new video editing software for my...

    Thanks, I got a new video editing software for my birthday and this was my first real use of it.
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    I had similar experience with the 1.2 and...

    I had similar experience with the 1.2 and whipping the ends. I have since gone back to my standard end channel, gathering the ends with a short cord and then larks heading the suspension below the...
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    Finished my Argon90 down summer quilt

    I had some extra down from some other projects and decided to make a summer weight top quilt. I purchased the Argon 90 fabric and pre-cut no-see-um baffle material from Dutch. I really love the feel...
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    DIY Summer weight down top quilt video

    I had some extra down from some other projects and decided to make a summer weight top quilt. This time I documented the process of most of the steps in video. I'm really pleased how this turned out....
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    Looks like an opportunity to change your...

    Looks like an opportunity to change your manufacturing process. ;)
    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/1/5/9/6/strap.jpeg
  19. Hammock Camping with Scouts at French Creek State Park

    We had a campout at French Creek State Park in PA. 4 out of 10 were hanging in the trees...even 3 scouts brought their hammocks on the day hike we did for ultimate lollygagging. Here is a quick video...
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    It's a quote from a speech in Stripes. A great...

    It's a quote from a speech in Stripes. A great scene.

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    I would avoid pillers iifkGegnhzg

    I would avoid pillers
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    What I like about America is the freedom we have...

    What I like about America is the freedom we have to be happy in our own way. You can choose to climb the corporate ladder or head out to Walden Pond and every possibility in between. We are free to...
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    [QUOTE=Dutch;1470925]Literally LOL

    Literally LOL
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    I agree that it needs to be pretty warm to not...

    I agree that it needs to be pretty warm to not need anything under you. I have done the following in warm nights.

    If you have an underquilt suspension attached to the hammock suspension (no...
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    Count me in ....why not.

    Count me in ....why not.
  26. Thread: Stands

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    Nice people and nice products.

    Nice people and nice products.
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    I really wish I could swing on down (especially...

    I really wish I could swing on down (especially after seeing the videos and waterfall photo posted over on the LG site), but at 9.5 hours each way I think I'll have to pass.
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    That's what Dutch posted yesterday, but it is...

    That's what Dutch posted yesterday, but it is what he tells people when he is working on something and is unsure of a date. He is being very careful before releasing the new version and he has a lot...
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    2 weeks :rolleyes:

    2 weeks :rolleyes:
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    Even though it's called a bear bag, the reason I...

    Even though it's called a bear bag, the reason I hang my food is for the mini-bears. Mostly mice, raccoons, and skunks. Mice can be very bold. I watched several mice run all over people sitting up in...
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    See post #107 of this thread....that's what I was...

    See post #107 of this thread....that's what I was planning on trying. I have a lead with a loop and no back splice so I can thread it on in the field easily.
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    Same here. I have a pair of 1/8" leads that I...

    Same here. I have a pair of 1/8" leads that I carry ready to swap in if needed.
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    I always hang my food away from camp (even when I...

    I always hang my food away from camp (even when I was a tent sleeper). When I was very young my parents decided to try out camping and rented a large canvas tent with attached screen room that they...
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    Unfortunately, no. When you squeeze the trigger...

    Unfortunately, no. When you squeeze the trigger it shoots a stream of charged ions and releasing shoots a stream of the opposite polarity ions. But it sure is fun to make a piece of tinsel on the...
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    I don't think you're old enough to have one...

    I don't think you're old enough to have one Uphill, but I used an anti-static gun (Zero-stat was the most popular model I think) that was sold to clean LP records (vinyl). When I first got my poly...
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    I would say about 7; 4 scouts and 3 leaders. But...

    I would say about 7; 4 scouts and 3 leaders. But for me the best is the friends that I've made while hammocking :)
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    Putting it on my calendar now. Thanks Donna. ...

    Putting it on my calendar now. Thanks Donna.

    Now to hike in or out and which direction....I'd like to hit some parts of the AT I haven't done yet...North from Boiling Springs or South of Route...
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    That was a first for me. I figured that I would...

    That was a first for me. I figured that I would never see one in the woods...I wish I could see inside it. The eggs have to be the size of peas.
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    Well, I ordered and received a single layer Argon...

    Well, I ordered and received a single layer Argon 1.6 Envy. Here are the weights of each component:

    Envy body with continuous loops to attach suspension - 14.1 oz
    Top Cover (no sack) - 6.4 oz...
  40. +1 on shock cord with small clips (I use the...

    +1 on shock cord with small clips (I use the mini-S biners that they sell for keys). I did a video on ways to rig a winter tarp. My shock cords are 28" on the doors.
    gmpMdyM87FY
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    I hope this suffices. 6VR-5nbQDOw An added...

    I hope this suffices.
    6VR-5nbQDOw

    An added bonus, while I was laying in the hammock I heard a buzzing and saw a hummingbird land on it's nest 20 to 25 feet above me. Here is a shot of it. You can...
  42. Thread: Polyd static...

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    I got the material from Dutch and made my own...

    I got the material from Dutch and made my own hammock. The static was a real pain on the sewing machine until I grabbed my old anti-static gun that I have from the old vinyl record days. It really...
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    Loving the new Envy

    I received my new SL Argon 1.6 Envy in Forest Green on Saturday (thanks for the quick work), so Saturday night was spent in the back yard. My wife thought I was nuts since it was 'cold' out. It was...
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    Normally using 2 Flyz would not be a continuous...

    Normally using 2 Flyz would not be a continuous ridgeline, but have a piece of zing it on each end of the ridgeline; each have a loop that is larks headed onto the tie-out with a Flyz on the line...
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    It's easier to adjust. The wasp was made to...

    It's easier to adjust. The wasp was made to easily slide. You can also go with my method where the flyz is attached to a short continuous loop that is larks headed onto the tarp...actually I use a...
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    I agree that I go to Dutch first, not only...

    I agree that I go to Dutch first, not only because he's a good guy, but there is normally 3 or 4 other items that I want to buy from him at the time....just about any time, even if I just placed an...
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    Poke around you might be able to find a free...

    Poke around you might be able to find a free shipping code somewhere. I think I got one when I placed my order with them. Plus they threw in some cool stickers and buttons.
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    http://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?categor...

    http://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?category_id=196&item=13491

    Although if you are already going to place an order with Dutch you can save on your shipping....
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    I don't larks head, I thread it through. Also I...

    I don't larks head, I thread it through. Also I think this video was for a continuous ridgeline for a tarp with the loop just big enough for a dutch hook.
    Glad it worked out....splicing is...
  50. The best would be to attend a group hang and...

    The best would be to attend a group hang and sample some different hammocks (Hammecks). I am 5'9" and went right from an Eno DN to an 11' DIY. The 10' ones that I have tried (never slept in) were ok,...
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