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    Used your hammock as a bivy?

    Anyone using their hammock on the ground, such as a bivy? It would seem to make an excellent bivy but I've not tried it yet.
  2. I'm sure Permatex's site will list it. ...

    I'm sure Permatex's site will list it.



    Doesn't matter if he hasn't heard of it, as long as he can get it. ;)
  3. Let's see.... Thursday night I went to a party...

    Let's see.... Thursday night I went to a party and drank about 25 Coronas. Friday I don't remember but I know it had something to do with a bed and being horizontal most of the day and night. :p I...
  4. Thread: Mice, etc!

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    I use a Backpacker Bear canister. We have bears...

    I use a Backpacker Bear canister. We have bears up in northern New Jersey. I figure it keeps just about everything out so I use it all the time. Yeah, it's cumbersome but it's not too bad.
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    Barring mechanical failures, at least you know...

    Barring mechanical failures, at least you know the bugnet is closed using a zipper. I'd be leery that I left an opening in the velcro somewhere letting all the little buggers in. I would opt for a...
  6. Thread: JH question...

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    I don't sleep on the bug netting. I would be...

    I don't sleep on the bug netting. I would be afraid it's too fragile to handle my tossing/turning and would tear. I just flip it over the side of my JH. Works fine.
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    You know, when I bought my JH I thought the...

    You know, when I bought my JH I thought the "sleeve" for the pad would be sewn on all sides except one, at one of the foot ends of the hammock. I was slightly dispirited when I found the sleeve is...
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    I'm 6' and 215lbs and I love my Claytor Jungle...

    I'm 6' and 215lbs and I love my Claytor Jungle Hammock. I bought it from Tom Claytor off his website and without the tarp it was $115. It took 2 weeks to get it. I'm satisfied with it. I bought an...
  9. Thread: Movin' on up!

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    Usually. I got mine in around 14 days. It's a...

    Usually. I got mine in around 14 days. It's a great hammock though. You chose wisely. :)
  10. Thread: Ridge Line

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    It might not have been real 550 Paracord. There's...

    It might not have been real 550 Paracord. There's plenty of knockoffs out there. I've been using 550 for years now and never had it break in all I've asked of it. That said, I've ridgelined it to...
  11. Thread: It's a HOT one!

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    It's a HOT one!

    First off, my prayers and thoughts -are- with those out west who've been battered with brutal weather the past couple of days. I feel it's a petty thing to complain about in comparison but it's the...
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    Have any of these kids ever slept on a hammock...

    Have any of these kids ever slept on a hammock before? While it is incredibly comfortable for some, it's not so for everyone. I would try a few test runs with the kids before subjecting them to...
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    I converted my old Slumberjack bag into a top...

    I converted my old Slumberjack bag into a top quilt. I removed the zipper, took about 5" off the width but kept the footbox. Works great.
  14. Thread: seam sealer

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    Since my buddy told me about using Permatex...

    Since my buddy told me about using Permatex Flowable 100% Silicone Windshield Sealant on his seams I've been using it too. It works 100% fine and seems to be easier to work with than Silnet.
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    Same here as Quoddy. Works like a charm, and...

    Same here as Quoddy. Works like a charm, and quickly!
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    No way, Jose! I've got a Claytor JH and my JrB...

    No way, Jose! I've got a Claytor JH and my JrB 11x10 tarp covers it just fine.

    BTW, I'll take that poocheroo! Dog's are da'BESTest!
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    With my auto-tensioners I think my 11x10 would'a...

    With my auto-tensioners I think my 11x10 would'a stayed put and kept me dry. On a hard line without any give it would pro'lly rip. Hey, I'm not sayin' I'd like to try those conditions though. Wow!...
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    Sticky: Some nice straight sewing lines there, Mike, and...

    Some nice straight sewing lines there, Mike, and a beautiful quilt too! I'm jealous! Well, enjoy it and use in good health.
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    I have about 25' of Paracord that I use for a...

    I have about 25' of Paracord that I use for a ridgeline to tie the bugnetting to, then after securing to the trees I come back with the loose ends and tie the ends of the tarp up. I also use spreader...
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    If you had a wider ccf pad you might not need the...

    If you had a wider ccf pad you might not need the 2 pads in the "T" config. I have a 25"x77" Ridgerest Deluxe that encloses me pretty well. Not enough to negate an underneath wind blocker on a very...
  21. Thread: Cuben Tarp?

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    I love my Jack R Better 11'x10' tarp. Only one...

    I love my Jack R Better 11'x10' tarp. Only one rainy night so far but I didn't get wet at all.
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    It's water repellent so I assume it'll block...

    It's water repellent so I assume it'll block wind. I'm going to try it Thursday night.
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    Wow, nice job! That thing looks like an aircraft...

    Wow, nice job! That thing looks like an aircraft carrier compared to my Claytor! :) Good luck with it, Grizz.
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    I use http://www.Strapworks.com straps with...

    I use http://www.Strapworks.com straps with 'biners and cinch buckles for my hammock. Simple and quick.



    Agreed. Learn some knots. One of the easiest and most useful is the two half-hitch which...
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    If I'm understanding your question rightly, I...

    If I'm understanding your question rightly, I would think some weight/stress would be applied to the sewing if you didn't set the straps up correctly... IOW, the same length/height as when you had it...
  26. I've had no issues with the Permatex on my gear....

    I've had no issues with the Permatex on my gear. MOF, I'd use that now over the SilNet because it's (A) cheaper; (B) easier to obtain(locally); (C) applies easier, IMO.
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    It really depends upon the person. I'm generally...

    It really depends upon the person. I'm generally a warm sleeper yet last night it was probably around 55 and I needed my Thermarest pad with my summer quilt. At first I didn't have the pad and my...
  28. Thread: Well I did it..

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    If you have anyone with sewing machine experience...

    If you have anyone with sewing machine experience I strongly urge you to ask them to show you, or give you pointers. Also, maybe check your library for books to help you. Just take your time and...
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    Definitely email Tom to advise him of payments...

    Definitely email Tom to advise him of payments and your address. When I ordered I did this and got confirmation the next day. IIRC, the hammock was then shipped only a day or two later, yet took...
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    I wanted to see how much their stands are because...

    I wanted to see how much their stands are because prices aren't listed. Hitting the "Buy Now" button doesn't do anything; the cart stays empty. Anyone else getting this?
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    That, and the fact that the zipper would rub...

    That, and the fact that the zipper would rub against my feet, also the marginal weight savings, were the reasons I removed my zipper.
  32. Thread: Well I did it..

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    Good luck with it. After you get a hang of it...

    Good luck with it. After you get a hang of it you'll find yourself coming up with ideas for gear.
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    I just got done yesterday converting my old bag...

    I just got done yesterday converting my old bag into a quilt. I removed the zipper, removed about 4"-5" from the width of the bag, and lastly kept the footbox. It's still a bit heavy, my guess would...
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    First time sewer and a Thanks!

    First of all, thanks to everyone here for making this the great site it is! If it's wasn't for everyone's positive encouragement and DIY stories I might not have taken the plunge into sewing. Well, I...
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    Sticky: I wish QO had Climashield but I searched and it's...

    I wish QO had Climashield but I searched and it's not listed. Maybe I'll call them tomorrow to check this.
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    16?! Damn that sounds pretty big to me but what...

    16?! **** that sounds pretty big to me but what do I know. I'm just starting out. :) I just picked up my materials and got size 10 needles since they were out of 9's. I'm liking the Neat Sheet. I...
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    "They don't make'em like they used to...." I...

    "They don't make'em like they used to...." I remember years ago my sister found an old machine in a garage sale that she still uses. The older ones are built like tanks while the newer ones.... I...
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    HC4U, do you remember what size needle you used...

    HC4U, do you remember what size needle you used for your NS Quilt? Also, how is the NS quilt holding up? Thanks.
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    If it's a continuous-fiber insulation like...

    If it's a continuous-fiber insulation like Climashield, then you don't need to quilt it, but you should add loops. This will keep the insulation in place, preventing bunching....
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    Neat Sheet instead of nylon for quilt?

    It would be cheaper than getting 1.1 nylon and I've read good reviews on the Neat Sheets. I can get the 57"x77" sheets at Wegmans for $8. Get two Neat Sheets, remove the weights, add a sheet of...
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    I concur thata cheap blue or brown tarp from...

    I concur thata cheap blue or brown tarp from Harbor Freight is your best bet. You can get a can of UV protectant and spray it on there to make you feel better.
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    WTH, I'll give it a shot then. Less to fuss with.

    WTH, I'll give it a shot then. Less to fuss with.
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    Is this something you've deduced over time or a...

    Is this something you've deduced over time or a one-shot deal? I've tested my tensioners on my ridgeline tieouts and they've held fine the 2 times I've used them.
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    From www.bigagnes.com: "Pad sleeve: Nylon...

    From www.bigagnes.com: "Pad sleeve: Nylon rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water."
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    It depends upon how well your bag is made to...

    It depends upon how well your bag is made to handle an inside pad, like Big Agnes bags. Some are purported to keep the breezes from the sides coming in better than other models.
  46. I've got a military CFP90 pack that fits...

    I've got a military CFP90 pack that fits everything. I can strap CCF bedroll and sleeping bag to the outside if need be. However, there's a bottom compartment for sleeping bag that I use. I take...
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    I'd rather have it then not have it and need it.

    I'd rather have it then not have it and need it.
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    I bought 2 of their heavy-duty cinch buckles. To...

    I bought 2 of their heavy-duty cinch buckles. To justify the shipping I also bought 2 'biners because I needed them anyway. The heavy-duty cinch buckles aren't that bad, weight or size wise, and they...
  49. I bought 2 heavy duty ones. There's no minimum on...

    I bought 2 heavy duty ones. There's no minimum on those. I bought some 'biners too, since I needed 2 more anyway, to justify the shipping.
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    Goddangik, Mike! Why, son, why?!

    Goddangik, Mike! Why, son, why?!
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