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    Cant say I've ever had a problem with privacy...

    Cant say I've ever had a problem with privacy changing clothes even when sharing a site with strangers. I change my shirt and undershirt while sitting. Most folks can't even see the top of my head...
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    Hammocks opened a whole new area of camping for...

    Hammocks opened a whole new area of camping for me. It not only lightened the load, it reduced the bulk. I get much better sleep and much less morning stiffness. It's also easier to regulate the...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/4/9/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/4/9/2/5/img_20130612_185040_thumb.jpg

    Here's a quick pic.
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    Just as scryan posted, the are small. Really...

    Just as scryan posted, the are small. Really small. I don't have anything to put in it that wouldn't sag noticeably. Ipod Nano, too long and too heavy. Maybe a Shuffle (shrug)? Or a square of...
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    When I was a kid & teen, I cannot remember a...

    When I was a kid & teen, I cannot remember a time when I could not fall asleep as soon as my head hit my bag. As an adult, oof. I've gotten so sensitive to noises that I've turned to wearing my...
  6. Thread: My new down UQ

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    Thanks. A few more weeks and I'll get the rest...

    Thanks. A few more weeks and I'll get the rest of the down and I'll be ColdNoMore™
    @FunnyMoney: Have a BigFoot/Lochness Rodeo Weekend!
    My son wants my avatar as a back piece with the words,...
  7. Thread: Howdy from MD

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    Howdy, neighbor! I bike the C&O a lot and use my...

    Howdy, neighbor! I bike the C&O a lot and use my hammock on overnighters. I've never had a problem. Just remember before you hang your hammock, look up. Make sure there are no dead branches (widow...
  8. Thread: My new down UQ

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    Thanks. I was excited about how WL bags their...

    Thanks. I was excited about how WL bags their down. To me, it's worth the little bit extra having it pres measured rather than in bulk.
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    I prefer to spray not soak. Shirts, shorts, outer...

    I prefer to spray not soak. Shirts, shorts, outer parts of my jacket. Bugnet, bottom of the hammoc, any straps/cords used to hang various gear and the outside of my bags.
    As a side note, also used...
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    I love fleece bags. This one is great! If you're...

    I love fleece bags. This one is great! If you're ever looking for the thinner fleece, check out large-chain drug stores in the spring (Rite Aide, CVS, Walgreens) the 50" x 60" blankets go for $2.50...
  11. Thread: My new down UQ

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    My new down UQ

    Finally took the plunge and made a down underquilt. I've put it off for 7 months mostly because I didn't want to deal with feathers. I remember the fluzzy blizzard of a nightmare of my mom making...
  12. My bottle reads every 6 weeks. I use it on my...

    My bottle reads every 6 weeks. I use it on my shirts wash them twice a week. Never had a bug issue.
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    Go Mom! Next thing you know she'll have a small...

    Go Mom! Next thing you know she'll have a small armada of hammocks in her back yard.
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    Hi ya Mystic. Welcome from another NOVAian.

    Hi ya Mystic. Welcome from another NOVAian.
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    Sticky: I actually found this forum by googling "Under...

    I actually found this forum by googling "Under quilt comparison". Most everything else was found by using the search box. Between the articles and the stickies, I've found most of the info I needed....
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    Loved the video! As for your kilt (skirt)... It's...

    Loved the video! As for your kilt (skirt)... It's a H²ODA (Hydrogen²Oxygen Deflection Apparatus) :laugh:
  17. It's nice they've changed their minds! A few...

    It's nice they've changed their minds! A few years ago, campers could not use the trees in anyway. It is a bit expensive now but it's well maintained and there's lots to do. In the early/mid '90's,...
  18. Welcome to the Light Side. We swing from trees.

    Welcome to the Light Side. We swing from trees.
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    My hammock came with netting. I still was getting...

    My hammock came with netting. I still was getting bit. I completely agree with using permethrin. It. Is. AWESOME! I treated my hammock and my clothes -including my fast-dry/duo-dry shirts and...
  20. There's no camping near the W&OD unless you count...

    There's no camping near the W&OD unless you count Lake Fairfax in Reston (no hammocks are allowed - so I don't go there) but I like using it to get to the C&O via White's Ferry. There's a great bike...
  21. Hello from Alexandria! I bikecamp using a Grand...

    Hello from Alexandria! I bikecamp using a Grand Trunk Skeeter Beater and a tent rain fly salvaged from an old tent. Switching from a tent to a hammock was a huge space saver and soooo much more...
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    I'm a side sleeper and use a full length...

    I'm a side sleeper and use a full length underquilt that's 36" wide. Once I'm in my hammock, I center the underquilt and I'm good till I get up again. Some nights if I'm not ready to sleep and roll...
  23. I have a few long weekends planned for 2013...

    I have a few long weekends planned for 2013 consisting of bike touring with my hammock. Also, I'm going to hit the 127 Yard Sale Extravaganza, hammocking along the way.
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    Welcome from a neighbor to your north. It is...

    Welcome from a neighbor to your north. It is difficult lining up times to camp with others, hanging or not. :o
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    The hammock concept is brilliant. Overlooking a...

    The hammock concept is brilliant. Overlooking a 5-breasted statue, also brilliant!
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    Congratulations on the class completion. The more...

    Congratulations on the class completion. The more you learn, the more projects you'll want to tackle. Go for it!
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    Good news to hear! They'll have you up to walk...

    Good news to hear! They'll have you up to walk the halls soon. Slow and steady. Right on.
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    It's so FLUFFY!!! It looks great. Nice seam...

    It's so FLUFFY!!!

    It looks great. Nice seam work, too.
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    I'm getting excited too. 52 degrees this morning!...

    I'm getting excited too. 52 degrees this morning! Autumn has always been my favorite time of year.

    Please let us know how your UQ worked for you. I've been sifting through the UQ subforums for...
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    Today, I packed up from my first solo overnight...

    Today, I packed up from my first solo overnight trail trip with my hammock. All went well till bout 2:30 am when I woke up with a shivering case of CBS (cold butt syndrom) and couldn't find bubble...
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    Welcome from NoVa!

    Welcome from NoVa!
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    Thank you for the welcomes! mrmike, I haven't...

    Thank you for the welcomes! mrmike, I haven't read about that hang yet. I'll check that out in a little bit. As for why I switched, there are lots of reasons.

    First and foremost, I just can't...
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    Hello from Virginia

    Hi. I'm a recent earth-based convert. Oh, how my back appreciates it. I've been lurking here for a few months and found the info on this forum invaluable, especially the no tree hanging area. Thanks...
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    I second the rotary cutter. Also, I'd suggest...

    I second the rotary cutter. Also, I'd suggest using a walking foot and a quailty nylon thread. For what you're making, a rolled hem is great. I usually only seal the seams if there will be a lot of...
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