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    There are few places to discuss different ways to...

    There are few places to discuss different ways to hang your wife without having someone knock on your door and haul you off to jail. One of the many things that distinguishes this forum. :thumbup:
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    My first reaction was "A shucks, about 10 years...

    My first reaction was "A shucks, about 10 years ago I could have donated to the cause." A neighbor's cat has slept in my engine bay to keep warm and before it could exit, I heard a 'clunk' coming...
  3. Dutch and Shug expanding their respective...

    Dutch and Shug expanding their respective empires. Two awesome dudes that make the world a better place.
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    The youth in our troop who are in hammocks hang...

    The youth in our troop who are in hammocks hang next to one another, often an arm length away. Although they do not share a hammock, they are in very close proximity to one another. In tents, the...
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    Godspeed to all in it's path. It's not too...

    Godspeed to all in it's path.

    It's not too often that you actually hope that "A cyclone is brewing..." refers to a visit to Taco Bell, however this is one such case.
  6. Usually it comes down to pad v. UQ rather than...

    Usually it comes down to pad v. UQ rather than using both and that is usually resolved in a personal preference manner. Using both is usually done when temps are really low and the UQ does not...
  7. Welcome to the forum. Who can resist Shug's...

    Welcome to the forum. Who can resist Shug's gentle persuasion? :lol:
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    Welcome to the forum and say hi to the folks at...

    Welcome to the forum and say hi to the folks at Shiner beer for me!
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    I've noticed a significant uptick in awareness...

    I've noticed a significant uptick in awareness and usage of hammocks in BSA events. Our hammock wheel we put up at summer camp the past 2 years got a ton of attention and I have noticed others...
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    Welcome to the forum and that is a good way to...

    Welcome to the forum and that is a good way to get started. A group hang enables one to learn about many different options and make new friends, which is always a good thing.
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    I'd like to have every item in the Dutchware...

    I'd like to have every item in the Dutchware catalog. But maybe we'll see these Dutch items in the future?
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    We have about half the youth in our troop using...

    We have about half the youth in our troop using hammocks and they hang as a patrol, that is in close proximity, often using common trees and such. The adults are in a different area and we usually...
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    Most DIY because it allows us to customize our...

    Most DIY because it allows us to customize our gear easier and that feeling of "I made this awesome gear with these two hands!". Saving money is might happen but more often than not it's that...
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    The ones I made were very basic in design. I...

    The ones I made were very basic in design. I used an inner lining of black 1.0 rip stop and an outer shell of 1.3 DWR rip stop. I cut each to have a 2" edge extension around the Climashield. Then...
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    Welcome to the forum

    Welcome to the forum
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    Those marketing folks crack me up. Good hire...

    Those marketing folks crack me up. Good hire Dutch!
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    I have and it works very well. My project...

    I have and it works very well. My project involved making a top quilt and an UQ from the puffers but for the UQ I blended in some Climashield to square off the perimeter and designed it so that one...
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    Not sure what to call it but I am guessing a...

    Not sure what to call it but I am guessing a "goofy lay" is gonna be extra.
  19. I saw a couple comments about having that on a...

    I saw a couple comments about having that on a ceiling and got to wondering if the company Fatheads could make them. Anybody attempt that?
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    Greetings from central California. Have a great...

    Greetings from central California. Have a great time here.
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    The ones I've seen (and cringed at) were doubled...

    The ones I've seen (and cringed at) were doubled so strength was not the issue. What it did to the trees was another story. I agree that straps and amsteel provide great results.
  22. Sifting through the curvature that is a nice set...

    Sifting through the curvature that is a nice set up. I tried making one with conduit (1/2" sliding within 3/4" legs) but the cross member kept flexing too much. It was made from 2" black PVC...
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    Whew! Glad to see this thread was not about a...

    Whew! Glad to see this thread was not about a dancer from someone's past.
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    Most would not object to paracord because of it's...

    Most would not object to paracord because of it's strength. The downside are the marks it leaves in the trees, the damage to them and to the reputations of hammockers.
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    Welcome to the forum neighbor. Lori is right...

    Welcome to the forum neighbor. Lori is right about the straps and, well... everything so pay attention to what she says. :)
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    If using a home machine you might want to use the...

    If using a home machine you might want to use the W or box with an X stitch with at least 2" of stitching to secure the webbing together. I tried a bar tack and found that sometimes the webbing is...
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    That's nearly 100 F

    That's nearly 100 F
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    Welcome to the madness from central California.

    Welcome to the madness from central California.
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    Greetings from central California. Glad to see...

    Greetings from central California. Glad to see you here.
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    Shug is a real force multiplier. He is funny as...

    Shug is a real force multiplier. He is funny as heck, entertaining, informative and a real stand up fella (until he falls down of course)
  31. Badda Bing, Badda Boom

    Badda Bing, Badda Boom
  32. Think of it as an online version of a guy named...

    Think of it as an online version of a guy named Guido looking you up & down, patting you up & down while asking "You wearing a wire?" A much more friendly version of it, but you get the drift.
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    A buddy of mine tells me a story that went...

    A buddy of mine tells me a story that went something like this-
    My wife asked me "Do these jeans make my butt look fat?" and I replied "It ain't the jeans".

    That brought on a polar vortex.
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    The drought has hit us pretty hard in central...

    The drought has hit us pretty hard in central California and at the BSA Council Spring Camporee earlier this year we ran into a wind and rain storm that knocked several big branches from the huge...
  35. I got the best gift I could ever hope for and...

    I got the best gift I could ever hope for and that was to get a call from my son (Eagle scout in 2005, Sea Bee serving in Afghanistan most recently) to pick him up at the airport late Wednesday...
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    A sleep aboard outing with our troop on the USS...

    A sleep aboard outing with our troop on the USS Hornet. That was the best 3 hours of sleep I've ever had. I had a 4am watch shift to cover so my sleep was limited.

    I saw an episode of "America...
  37. I saw this too late or I would have suggested...

    I saw this too late or I would have suggested taking the UQ shell you have and snipping through the baffles then inserting the APEX into the shell, stitching it in place with channels along the sides...
  38. Sweet DIY project there. Well done indeed.

    Sweet DIY project there. Well done indeed.
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    Like many here, I started hammocking as a matter...

    Like many here, I started hammocking as a matter of comfort. I make up each morning on campouts or hikes completely pain free at the joints. Muscles are a different story on hikes because there is...
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    Greetings from an ASM in central California. You...

    Greetings from an ASM in central California. You have many resources here and it's actually tough to find an unsavory type here. Like the meals we cherish, the folks here might be sweet or savory...
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    Howdy from central California

    Howdy from central California
  42. Nice video there Simon and if anybody mentions...

    Nice video there Simon and if anybody mentions the practice of new members having to haul all the dutch ovens at the first three group hangs don't believe them. That's hazing and we do not condone...
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    Welcome to the forum and have fun.

    Welcome to the forum and have fun.
  44. Hey Chris! Our troop goes there often and we...

    Hey Chris! Our troop goes there often and we have Red Rock Canyon on our calendar for February. If you want to hang there you'll need a stand or get really creative with straps and such. There are...
  45. I wonder if that trip happened to be in Colorado...

    I wonder if that trip happened to be in Colorado recently? :boggle::boggle:
  46. I agree completely. Good thing I wasn't drinking...

    I agree completely. Good thing I wasn't drinking hot coffee or it would be all over the screen. That was hill- freeekin'- larry - eeeeeous!
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    Glad to see some rock star gear being passed...

    Glad to see some rock star gear being passed along to a young feller.
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    I must have been confused and probably still am. ...

    I must have been confused and probably still am. The link was to a puffer vest and the thread was in reference to DIY projects to convert puffer jackets that JC Penny was liquidating into UQs or...
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    The puffer that started it all was a coat. Most...

    The puffer that started it all was a coat. Most bought were XXL, XXXL or even XXXXL sizes to maximize the material. There are as many ways to put one together as your imagination allows and several...
  50. Sticky: I simply tied a 12" piece of shock cord...

    I simply tied a 12" piece of shock cord (scavenged from an old tent pole) to the tarp tie out and the zing it to the shock cord with the quick clamp for the no tie loop tensioner. It does a great...
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