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  1. Probably simpler than reinventing the wheel. I...

    Probably simpler than reinventing the wheel. I could do the pebble in the corner and tie the rope around it trick for the bottom corners and hope that top would suggest it's own solution.
  2. Good points, but once my hammock, quilts and tarp...

    Good points, but once my hammock, quilts and tarp are up, I have four stuff sacks that are useless, until it's time to pack up again , plus I have to keep track of them. I'm a paddle camper so, they...
  3. Drawstring Duffel for a Hammock Stuff sack.

    I've recently seen a draw string duffle and of course being afflicted badly by a profound hammock addiction, I thought, "That would make a great stuff sack for a hammock and I could get dual use out...
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    I don't like shock-cord on stakes. It tends to...

    I don't like shock-cord on stakes. It tends to bounce and slingshot stakes out. I like small diameter poly pro cordage for that use.
  5. Spark is right. They blow (the sound from the...

    Spark is right. They blow (the sound from the vid) to warn other deer that somethings up. The first time that I heard it I was walking to a bow stand, in the dark, as a kid. You couldn't have...
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    If he wasn't retired I'd work to have my German...

    If he wasn't retired I'd work to have my German teacher fired then !
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    I think that the dark insides on a quilt is to...

    I think that the dark insides on a quilt is to increase solar gain for drying, when you face it towards the sun. Except for that it's unnecessary. Haben sie Gluck!
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    It doesn't look like a run so, you may be fine...

    It doesn't look like a run so, you may be fine just leaving it alone too.
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    Hang with a little more slack, more slack usually...

    Hang with a little more slack, more slack usually solves comfort problems. I like using a small pillow (stocking cap with light gloves stuffed inside actually) under only my neck. It gives just...
  10. I like these guys http://www.strapworks.com/ . I...

    I like these guys http://www.strapworks.com/ . I like that I can get the same camo pattern straps as the body of my hammock. It satisfies both my OCD and my camo weirdness.
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    U.S. Army 1st A.D. 89-91

    U.S. Army 1st A.D. 89-91
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    Scared would be too strong, but I was concerned...

    Scared would be too strong, but I was concerned about giant, fearless and numerous raccoons at Itasca state park, in northern MN. They tried to chase me away from my own dinner one evening (it didn't...
  13. I was your size when I started and the Warbonnet...

    I was your size when I started and the Warbonnet Blackbird has served me very well. The hammock has allowed me to be a lot more active, because I'm not so gimped up from lying on the ground outdoors....
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    Maybe you can help him find Bigfoot.

    Maybe you can help him find Bigfoot.
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    I didn't like my SBPro! The bug net tore easily...

    I didn't like my SBPro! The bug net tore easily and the way to deploy it wasn't thought out very well, so without modification it hung in my face. The body of the hammock was large and stretchy, so...
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    I've only seen photos of Multicam under quilts...

    I've only seen photos of Multicam under quilts and they don,t seem to repeat as bad or at all. I would like to have one from Hammock Gear some day.

    My solo canoe is the one that I use when I hunt...
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    My experience exactly! I'm slowly replacing my...

    My experience exactly! I'm slowly replacing my woodland and brown camos with Multicam so that I don't have to have different camo for early and late season hunting. Multicam is good enough for early...
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    Grays and brown are good in my neck of the woods...

    Grays and brown are good in my neck of the woods for all year use. Olive drab and greenish camo in the summer and white for the winter is better though. The grayish green Warbonnet uses is great in...
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    I have a Claytor Diamond Fly(CDF), which has a...

    I have a Claytor Diamond Fly(CDF), which has a length of 13' and a width of 11'. It's dimensions are pretty close to your tarp. I love it for a summer tarp, but only as a summer tarp because some...
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    I try not to but, sometimes if it gets cold I do...

    I try not to but, sometimes if it gets cold I do it anyways. If I know it's gonna be cold I use a long wide scarf over my face. I put most of the scarf under my head as a pillow, with a portion over...
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    I went as far as laying out where the buttons...

    I went as far as laying out where the buttons should go and they all lined up on seams, so I think that a backer might be unnecessary. You could use a small piece of webbing or leather if you were...
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    One of the Jack's from Jacks-R-Better...

    One of the Jack's from Jacks-R-Better recommended, to me, sewing a large button in the location where the loop, on the under quilt, meets the hammock and you do already know how to sew on a button. I...
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    if you want to be alerted to a fish on your line,...

    if you want to be alerted to a fish on your line, while you sleep, you should get a rattle reel.
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    It does, but I don't get the same cooling effect...

    It does, but I don't get the same cooling effect reclining in a folding lounger or cot and my back side,which is contacting the nylon hammock, feels cooler than even my topside. I haven't ruled a...
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    Has anyone else noticed that laying in an...

    Has anyone else noticed that laying in an unisulated hammock cools you more than sitting in a chair or standing? I wonder why it be and the only thing I can think of is that it compresses clothing...
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    Here is one death I know of; (From Wikipedia,...

    Here is one death I know of;
    (From Wikipedia, about the July 4th, 1999 storm)
    "Minnesota

    Damage to trees in the BWCAW
    The derecho moved into Minnesota and caused massive damage in Cass,...
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    One measure to me of how useful something is to...

    One measure to me of how useful something is to me, is if I never think (or worry) about the price of it while using it , it's been a good deal. I'm estimating I have $1K in hammocks, tarps and...
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    If you order the Sawyer soak kit over the...

    If you order the Sawyer soak kit over the internet, it takes alot of the guess work out of it.
  29. Don't close up your Superfly too tightly or it'll...

    Don't close up your Superfly too tightly or it'll get frosty in there.
  30. Hikingdad is spot on, that's why I like mittens...

    Hikingdad is spot on, that's why I like mittens that come on and go off easily, coupled with a pair of Wristies to seal out the drafts. That being said, in bad cold my fingers loose dexterity anyways...
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    I set my Superfly up really tight (think tent...

    I set my Superfly up really tight (think tent like) and moisture from me frosted the underside up pretty badly. Now I ALWAYS make sure that I leave a little gap where my suspension goes through, to...
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    WTB: I own a Jacks-R-Better Mount Washington 3...

    I own a Jacks-R-Better Mount Washington 3 Convertible (WW3C), that I'd be willing to part with. The now discontinued MW3C is a 20F fractional under-quilt (UQ). It's a 2/3rds quilt with a...
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    Yes, you may want to wear your JRB sleeves and...

    Yes, you may want to wear your JRB sleeves and get the down booties too.
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    I have a 20F under quilt that I've slept...

    I have a 20F under quilt that I've slept comfortably in to -11F, by supplementing it with a Thermarest. I'm a warm sleeper, I used a 10F to 15F top quilt and I was wearing a layer of heavy weight...
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    I use my stocking cap with my gloves in it as my...

    I use my stocking cap with my gloves in it as my pillow.
  36. Thread: ENO Products?

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    You may be better off selling the gift card.

    You may be better off selling the gift card.
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    As a self employed wood worker, I either have...

    As a self employed wood worker, I either have time or money, I never have both at the same time and that can effect whether I DIY or buy off of the shelf. I've found DIYing isn't usually a big money...
  38. Thread: Splicing Tool

    by Beast 71
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    What Twin Dragons said plus; you can use scotch...

    What Twin Dragons said plus; you can use scotch tape to hold the cord on the wire.

    I use picture hanging wire bent in a J and taped with electrical tape to make a handle. I hook the J around my...
  39. For a TQ; I would have gotten a JRB Stealth...

    For a TQ; I would have gotten a JRB Stealth instead of a Shenandoah, I think the head hole would be useful.

    For an UQ; As great of an Idea the JRB Mount Washington 3 Convertible (MW3C) is, I...
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    You'll never stop a determined thief, bank vaults...

    You'll never stop a determined thief, bank vaults even get robbed, but locks will keep the mostly honest, honest.
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    I hope they work better than these;89356 Don't...

    I hope they work better than these;89356

    Don't even get me started on my disappointment with "Sea Monkeys".
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    I've had mine for a little more than 5 years and...

    I've had mine for a little more than 5 years and I still love it. I don't do anything special with it, but I do make sure it's dry before I put it away. I use knots and not rings.
  43. They have large pillow cases at Walmart that'll...

    They have large pillow cases at Walmart that'll work.
  44. Thread: Sleeping bag?

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    Poll: If I had a sleeping bag worth carrying I'd...

    If I had a sleeping bag worth carrying I'd probably be using a SB and a pad. But since my SB wasn't any good I went with quilts as an upgrade.
  45. You can also do neither and tie directly from the...

    You can also do neither and tie directly from the peak of the tarp to the tree.
  46. I tried the link you posted but I haven't had...

    I tried the link you posted but I haven't had much time to browse the site but, so far so good. I was using my wifi and all my other devices work as expected (even Netflix worked, which is the canary...
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    I doubt I'd be able to camp, because of my bad...

    I doubt I'd be able to camp, because of my bad back, if I didn't use my hammock. I like it more than my Tempurpedic mattress. As far as comfort goes;
    Wider = flatter lay
    Longer = less shoulder...
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    You obviously haven't watched enough Gilligan's...

    You obviously haven't watched enough Gilligan's Island to know this is a bad idea!

    Your right I should have said that sil is more flammable than PU coated and I've seen flame retardant PU coated...
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    My cousin is a Wiccan and he likes the Warbonnet...

    My cousin is a Wiccan and he likes the Warbonnet Blackbird.
  50. I should have said that I have the box checked,...

    I should have said that I have the box checked, it'll do it while I go to different pages and knock me off of the new posts page, because if it doesn't know who I am, so it doesn't know what's new to...
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