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    Freedom

    I never liked being cooped up in a tent. Doesn't matter how many widows you have you still can't see anything. And if it is raining and a little warm it's like being in a sauna. I wanted a light...
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    I have eight and have made and given away six and...

    I have eight and have made and given away six and sold my first hammock an eno double. I just converted all mine over from whoopies to mule tape.
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    Two days N Ga.

    Just spent two days in Blueridge Wildlife Management Area on Noontootla Creek. Daughter and two grandkids came up with the hammocks I made them. We had a great time although was a little too warm for...
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    Great job. Once you start diyin you can't stop.

    Great job. Once you start diyin you can't stop.
  5. Insulation, like down stops or slows air...

    Insulation, like down stops or slows air circulation. Without something to stop this you will get air moving in your baffels continously, not a good thing.
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    I make 13 X 17 for my 8 X10 rectangular tarps....

    I make 13 X 17 for my 8 X10 rectangular tarps. Big enough for tarp, stakes and suspension. I start with 13 x17 piece of material. Finished size about 10 3/4 long X 4 3/4 diameter.
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    I ain't too sure about this guy. The deer ticks...

    I ain't too sure about this guy. The deer ticks carry lyme disease and are about the size of poppy seeds. You can barely see them on your skin you sure as heck ain't picking em out of the leaves....
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    It was a concern. The camper has aluminum frame...

    It was a concern. The camper has aluminum frame in the walls. One end of the hammock is fastened to the wood framing in a slide out. I could just imagine it pulling the slide in when i first tried...
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    My wife and daughter both have lyme disease, have...

    My wife and daughter both have lyme disease, have been treated but still have symptoms. My wife after a year of on and off antibiotics 30 days at a time still has symptoms. I put pymethrrin on all my...
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    It 30 degrees with weight in it. I removed ridge...

    It 30 degrees with weight in it. I removed ridge line. Did not need it once i got my hang right since my suspension never changes in the camper.
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    Camper hanging

    130080my wife and I work out of our camper 3 months out of the year and when I don't hang outside this is where I hang.
  12. Thread: Permethrin

    by Charliev
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    how much you need

    how much you need
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    How many hammocks does a person need

    Is this like the one who dies with the most hammock stuff wins. I think I need help,129606129607129608129609 I can not stop making hammocks, tarps and stuff. I have lost track of how many I have....
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    Worst stitching job ever

    My young granddaughter wanted me to make her a hammock. Her mom and I decided on robin egg blue and I chose the 1 oz hyper d from rbtr. That is some really nice fabric. I had shoulder surgery last...
  15. I have the same problem if i start too close to...

    I have the same problem if i start too close to the end of the fabric or try to backstitch too close to the end. Fabric gets stuck and just wads the thread up.
  16. I have found that a foot with small hole works...

    I have found that a foot with small hole works best. I just finished a membrane tarp and used fabric glue. It does not hold very well but enough to get a pretty good rolled hem.
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    I have been sleeping in tablecloth hammocks every...

    I have been sleeping in tablecloth hammocks every night for two years. Have a red and silver. I gave the green away to someone helping a friend. Have not had any failures in the material, although I...
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    Finished Membrane tarp

    129092Just finished my 8X10 straight side tarp. .93 membrane foliage green. 8 tie outs. 2 ridge line 4 corner two on long side. Seam sealed. Zingit 30' ridge line with shock cord plus zingit tie...
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    I have slept in it every night for a week or so...

    I have slept in it every night for a week or so and very comfortable. I can not tell much difference from m,y 1.0 ripstop. The material Has a nicer feel than my taffeta table cloth hammocks with more...
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    Aleene's clear gel tacky glue. It is water...

    Aleene's clear gel tacky glue. It is water cleanup and not for washables. The first hammock I was careful with the glue so no problems. Second one, well bad day, and I was making a mess of the...
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    Sorry yes 68". Getting old, crs syndrom.

    Sorry yes 68". Getting old, crs syndrom.
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    Robic xl hammock

    Made me a couple of 10 1/2 foot gathered end hammocks using ripstopbytheroll 1.0 Robic fabric in hunter green. Made them the full width 58". Very nice material looks great and feels good. I used some...
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    Just got my new HG Burrow 0 degree

    128316Just received my new HG top quilt. Hunter green outer, titanium grey inner. Sewn foot box, standard fill, med length. Just looking at it could not tell much difference from my 20 degree but...
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    I have the same trouble, too many trees, too many...

    I have the same trouble, too many trees, too many bushes and saplings.
  25. Thread: Tarp for sale

    by Charliev
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    FS: Tarp for sale

    AHE Shangri La Tarp. Color is grey. Like new, only used a couple of times. Weight on my scales 12.72 ozs. Seams sealed by AHE when purchased. $110 free shipping. Stuff sack included. Tarp only no tie...
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    Personally I would start with inexpensive...

    Personally I would start with inexpensive equipment to see how you like it. There are some pretty good inexpensive hammocks on the market. Amazon. Any ol tarp will do for starters and a cheap...
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    Well this morning I have had a chance to look at...

    Well this morning I have had a chance to look at the shackle to see if I could find out what happened. I could not remember how it was made last night, it has been a while since I made it and the...
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    Catastropic soft shackle failure

    I sleep in my hammock every night either indoors or outdoors. Tonight indoors. My indoor suspension consist of cargo tiedowns lag bolted to the wall studs and using soft shackles to connect to my...
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    The problem is tension not equal. ON my machine...

    The problem is tension not equal. ON my machine the loose bottom stitches was corrected by tightening the bobbin tension. and as far as busting my bubble I am not doing this for points or anything...
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    Loose thread on top top tension. Loose thread on...

    Loose thread on top top tension. Loose thread on bottom loose bobbin tension. Should try top tension adjustment first then bobbin tension. I just finished a project using guttermans and 10/70 needles...
  31. Thats a deal for $35. I can never find them in...

    Thats a deal for $35. I can never find them in the stores around here. I had to order mine online.
  32. Modified my walmart ozark trails sleeping bag.

    Have had an Ozark Trails down 30* sleeping bags got at walmart for around $75.
    I removed the zipper, one of the cinch cords, and the hoodie thing. Then added 3.5ozs. 850 active dry goose down, plus...
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    You ain't missing out on anything if you are...

    You ain't missing out on anything if you are comfortable. I got a nephew that only uses lightweight sleeping bag in 30* and stays warm. I ferrze my butt off under 80* without something under me. I...
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    Thanks a million Shug for your helpful and very...

    Thanks a million Shug for your helpful and very entertaining videos. I have really learned a lot from your experiences.
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    Tentsile Hammock. Multi person

    Slept out in my hammock in the Lawrence shoals campground and on the way home saw this hammock. Interesting. Man, woman and child sleeping in it. Looks to be about 6 or 7 feet off the ground. Has two...
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    You can buy table cloths from the table cloth factory. And a couple other places. Crinkle taffetta material. They come in rectangular shape either 10 or 11 foot lengths and I think 60 and 72 inches...
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    You can buy table cloths from the table cloth...

    You can buy table cloths from the table cloth factory. And a couple other places. Crinkle taffetta material. They come in rectangular shape either 10 or 11 foot lengths and I think 60 and 72 inches...
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    Thanks Dutch, like your products. Thank you...

    Thanks Dutch, like your products. Thank you Derek. Great job guys.
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    I have been sleeping in a crinkle taffeta full...

    I have been sleeping in a crinkle taffeta full time for a year. It has held up very well. It is also comfortable. 126"
  40. Thread: New tarp?

    by Charliev
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    Thanks for your help. I was having a hard time...

    Thanks for your help. I was having a hard time with the 11' length as sometimes I like to hang the tarp diagonal And that was approaching 14'.
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    I went with 6' and they get too short in a hurry....

    I went with 6' and they get too short in a hurry. Does not take a very big tree and you also need room for the knot if using a toggle. I ended up making 4' extensions and have had to use those...
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    There is no cure. It's fatal.

    There is no cure. It's fatal.
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    I think bout hammocks, making stuff and my up...

    I think bout hammocks, making stuff and my up coming backing trip, and just about every thing else under the sun. My mind won't leave me alone. It's a curse, but I guess thats better than it not...
  44. Thread: New tarp?

    by Charliev
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    New tarp?

    Got my 1.1 syl nylon in. 8 yards. I have an Aqua 10X13. Nice tarp but on the heavy side. I also have an 8X8 I hang diamond with my 10' hammock. Thats my backpacking tarp. The dilemma is what size to...
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    I'm gonna ship it no charge. Gonna cram it in a...

    I'm gonna ship it no charge. Gonna cram it in a flat rate box and away she goes. Enjoy. Send me ur address. Get it out in a day or so.
  46. Got my simply light designs hammock today

    10' foliage grey. 1.1 ripstop. A nice piece of material with tripple stitched ends and double stitched sides. Nice large end hem for cinch cord or suspension. Very nice stitches. I cinched it up with...
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    Free table cloth Hammock

    I have a 11' toxic green (apple green)table cloth hammock that I made. Very low miles, like new. Cut down to around 68" in width. With stuff sack that I also made. Not the best sewing in the world...
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    It is a tough hike. Could be hot in June,...

    It is a tough hike. Could be hot in June, depends, but not unbearable. Water can be scarce on DRT so like Spacelord says do not pass up any water, do some research as some water is hard to find in...
  49. Thread: Nature Calls

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    Looks like over 4000 lbs on each tree. Would...

    Looks like over 4000 lbs on each tree. Would easily pull those trees over.
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    Thanks I enjoyed that.

    Thanks I enjoyed that.
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