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    I keep a rag bag just for this purpose. Bad...

    I keep a rag bag just for this purpose. Bad fabrics cuts, largish scraps and failed experiments all go in it.

    Ex: I just re-purposed part of a test speer-type hammock that was the wrong kind of...
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    The only issue I had when I made my Speer was...

    The only issue I had when I made my Speer was with the whipping. I could never get it to feel right using the ziptie or knot method. One side ended up higher than the other or it was too tight at...
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    Well, this is relevant to my interests.... I...

    Well, this is relevant to my interests....

    I want to get one done before cold comes in and have been looking at my materials options..

    http://thru-hiker.com/materials/insulation.php

    I'm...
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    http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=...

    http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=16

    I bought some 3/16 for the outside of my pack. Usually a local outdoorsy-type store will have it near the...
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    Couple of options. You could a) test out the...

    Couple of options.

    You could
    a) test out the 'filling a Nalgene with hot water you made on your camping stove' solution

    or

    b)take a couple of those hand warmer packets with you....
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    +1 on the Wiggy's. The guy is something of a...

    +1 on the Wiggy's. The guy is something of a character but stands by his gear. When my washing machine ripped the liner of my bag I sent it back and he repaired it no charge. Just had to pay...
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    I couldn't have said it better.

    I couldn't have said it better.
  8. Pics from the bugnet festivities. I haven't even...

    Pics from the bugnet festivities. I haven't even finished this one and I'm already planning the second.

    #1 - attaching 3/4" Velcro to noseeum
    #2 - heading toward the foot
    #3 - saved it at the...
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    Awesome info. Thanks!

    Awesome info. Thanks!
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    Yes....a little too straight....I smell a...

    Yes....a little too straight....I smell a photoshop...and I've seen some shops in my time. :sneaky:

    Honestly that is awesome. Now we all want to marry your wife.:boggle:

    We need details. ...
  11. I've used them on sil, regular ripstop and...

    I've used them on sil, regular ripstop and noseeum and they slide off when you pull, as long as your pull is greater the 5 carbiners.

    For long runs I have been clipping about 12-18 inches apart...
  12. My bare feet have shown an absolutely amazing...

    My bare feet have shown an absolutely amazing ability to not only find pins but secure them in my nice soft flesh.

    I'll eyeball a simple hem (poorly) but when it comes to rolled hems on silnylon...
  13. Clam Clips - For the straight pin challenged

    Discussions regarding different ways to hold materials together during the construction process tend to come up from time to time. I happen to have some issues with straight pins for some reason,...
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    That is my biggest fear and as you pointed out, a...

    That is my biggest fear and as you pointed out, a valid one. Here it would be field mice, possums and armadillos. If a nuke went off nearby all that would be left would be my shadow frozen on the...
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    Poll: Ah, the evolution of a hanger...... I...

    Ah, the evolution of a hanger......

    I originally started with an HH simply because it was a complete system and got great reviews. I did not have any previous experience with hammock camping but...
  16. Same. 85ish on the high side and 30 on the low.

    Same. 85ish on the high side and 30 on the low.
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    ummm...'pantyliner'....????:eek: We want pics...

    ummm...'pantyliner'....????:eek:

    We want pics of that....
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    :lol: Nice!

    :lol:

    Nice!
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    I've never done it but thinking through it there...

    I've never done it but thinking through it there isn't a reason why you couldn't.
    I guess if it's UL enough and you can haul it high enough
    If it's not waterproof and you care about it getting...
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    I'll pull the food bag out just to keep the...

    I'll pull the food bag out just to keep the critters from chewing, throw everything not needed into the pack and put it on a tyvek ground sheet under the hammock.
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    I use my dry bag filled with clothes for under...

    I use my dry bag filled with clothes for under the knees and an inflatable travel pillow for the head.

    ..and no, I don't usually sleep on a bunch of water jugs. Making a new bug net and needed to...
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    http://www.goof-off.com/ Or something similar....

    http://www.goof-off.com/

    Or something similar. I've used it on tarps and straps with no known or visible signs of degradation.

    If you want to go all hippie you could try one of the citrus...
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    Last year I did some testing and from the pics...

    Last year I did some testing and from the pics you can see I was willing to sacrifice my body for the betterment of my fellow hangers. The black on the leaf is fresh, oily urushiol which causes the...
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