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  1. Giving back-Get into DIY raffle, win a new Singer sewing machine and Diy supp...

    I've built half a dozen or so gathered end hammocks, all thanks to the DIY pioneers who came before me here on HF. My recent fascination has been with redesigning a bridge. I want to build a bridge...
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    I have noticed that most scout camping areas are...

    I have noticed that most scout camping areas are cleared fields. The only trees are generally on the outskirts of the camping area. So, it might be a good idea to recommend that the scouts who want...
  3. Me and my crew are hitting the road around 3pm...

    Me and my crew are hitting the road around 3pm from Easley. Productivity level at work is at about 20%.
  4. Thread: Hambunk System

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    Just briefly looking at the 'ham bunk' system,...

    Just briefly looking at the 'ham bunk' system, with a 2.5 meter top bunk, you would need a 3-3.3 meter bottom bunk. Note, in this setup, there's no room for a ridgeline on the bottom bunk, because...
  5. I know this is running the risk of turning this...

    I know this is running the risk of turning this into a derail, and it's my fault, so I'll tread carefully. This is one of the inherent problems with using analogies. Yes, they sometimes help people...
  6. I see this move being similar to Budweiser...

    I see this move being similar to Budweiser bringing a craft beer to market. The manufacturers are paying attention to their consumers, and doing what they can to tap in, and generate sales and...
  7. Thread: Camp Chair UQ

    by shef
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    When I backpack camp in warmer weather, one of...

    When I backpack camp in warmer weather, one of the luxury items I've started bringing is an alite mayfly chair. But, when I saw this thread, I knew that the mayfly was way too low to the ground to...
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    Welcome from Easley. PappyAmos gives good...

    Welcome from Easley. PappyAmos gives good advice. Check out Palmetto State Hangers. I know a majority of the leadership lives in and around the Columbia area. Most of the group hangs occur not...
  9. Welcome from Easley. Looking forward to meeting...

    Welcome from Easley. Looking forward to meeting you FBH weekend!
  10. I went ahead and added myself and two cohorts to...

    I went ahead and added myself and two cohorts to the spreadsheet. Prayers that these antibiotics kick in, and knock out this awful ear/sinus infection. The young one is not coming to this one, but...
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    Mine is 'home-brew', made using the DIY Gear...

    Mine is 'home-brew', made using the DIY Gear supply instructions, so it uses 2" wide velcro, and a drawstring channel in the bottom to cinch it closed. The stuff-sack is attached at the foot, much...
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    I recently put together a 5.0+2.2 apex top quilt,...

    I recently put together a 5.0+2.2 apex top quilt, and was very pleased with it's performance. I would be comfortable taking this piece of gear down into the teens, with little else. My current UQs...
  13. I just finished a 15F TQ last night. Looks like...

    I just finished a 15F TQ last night. Looks like it will be overkill for this weekend at Lake Greenwood, and I'm sure it'll do the job for Frozen Butt.
  14. Thread: Merry Christmas

    by shef
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    Merry Christmas friends. May God continue bless...

    Merry Christmas friends. May God continue bless each of you and your families, and use you to bless the lives of others.
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    I'm in. Thanks for the kind offer, and Merry...

    I'm in. Thanks for the kind offer, and Merry Christmas.
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    I am very blessed with great family and friends...

    I am very blessed with great family and friends who enjoy getting together regularly to spend time outdoors. We started several years ago going car camping together; each time trying a new park. ...
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    Welcome for a SC hanger, with roots that run from...

    Welcome for a SC hanger, with roots that run from Niceville, FL.
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    WTT: gnar has decided on a 3/4 length (60" by 48")...

    gnar has decided on a 3/4 length (60" by 48") under quilt. Here is the 'needs list' to build two <> 20*F Climashield under quilts:
    Climashield 20* 3/4 Underquilt

    5.0 oz Apex Climashield (60" w)...
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    WTT: If you would like me to make you a list, I will...

    If you would like me to make you a list, I will need some desired specifications first:
    1. 3/4 length or full length
    2. Just to clarify, you do want to have it be rated for approximately 20*F,...
  20. Thread: Continuous Loops?

    by shef
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13779
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    WTT: I think Gresh was referring to his own post being...

    I think Gresh was referring to his own post being deleted, because it isn't exactly on topic (though I do appreciate the cred [emoji6]).

    But yes hk2001, that's the short version.
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    WTT: DIY for a synthetic top quilt

    This is a long shot (I think), but Iím going to put it out there, and see what happens. This is inspired by the thread miyanc started in late September, where he offered to do DIY as barter for...
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    Or, a good sized dogbone. Maybe splice your...

    Or, a good sized dogbone. Maybe splice your leftover whoopie hook onto one of the eyes, and make the overkill pack hanger. ;)
  24. I wouldn't want to hang from a zing-it/lash it...

    I wouldn't want to hang from a zing-it/lash it prussic/klemheist. Maybe make the adjustable piece from dynaglide, so it has a higher weight rating, and will 'lock' into the hook better?
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    You won't save nearly as much (if any) on weight...

    You won't save nearly as much (if any) on weight as you would vs whoopie slings. You may pick up a couple inches of adjustability due to not needing the adjustably bury portion of the UCR. The...
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    I haven't found any reflective hollow braid...

    I haven't found any reflective hollow braid (dyneema) line, much less that fits in a flyz or stingerz. I am more likely to trip over a guy line than to clothesline myself on my CRL, so I do use...
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    The hooks only (appear to) fit on 7/64 diameter...

    The hooks only (appear to) fit on 7/64 diameter amsteel, so I imagine your soft shackle will be too wide for it, because of the bury. I know my whoopie hooks have to be placed on my continuous hooks...
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    I understand the temptation. Even if it's only...

    I understand the temptation. Even if it's only 600FP, 1 LB of the stuff could make a good 20F top quilt. The fact that the seller can't answer what FP it is definitely raises a flag, but that's why...
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    Sticky: I'm afraid not shroud. But to clarify, I bar...

    I'm afraid not shroud. But to clarify, I bar tacked the pack hooks to the hem of my hammock, using some 3/4" reflective grosgrain.
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    The lawson line has a core in it, so it doesn't...

    The lawson line has a core in it, so it doesn't flatten like the braided dyneema does. Because of this, the line doesn't fit under the antenna. So, no, I would not recommend using the glow wire...
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    Sticky: I had the same problem with my own DIY netted...

    I had the same problem with my own DIY netted hammock, so I installed four 'pack hooks'; two on each side, about a foot and a half down from the gathered end. I hook my under quilt suspension...
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    Some folks swear by their UCR's, but they just...

    Some folks swear by their UCR's, but they just aren't for everyone. I've made a few sets, mostly from zing-it line for a gear hammock, or an adjustable ridgeline. Both of which were 'slippy'. I...
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    My name is Adam, and I approve this message....

    My name is Adam, and I approve this message.
    :lol:
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    Poll: stowable. Even if I don't feel the bugs will be...

    stowable. Even if I don't feel the bugs will be bad, I wouldn't dare just leave it behind. Better to have than not need than the other way around. If it's stowable but attached, it's always there,...
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    Warm clean sleep wear, especially socks. Before...

    Warm clean sleep wear, especially socks. Before my butt, my feet are always my first indicator if I'm going to have a restless night in the hammock. Bring extra (preferably wool) socks.
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    I use (and really dig) whoopie hooks, and I...

    I use (and really dig) whoopie hooks, and I sometimes still use a MSH too. My whoopie and hugger are spliced together (instead of larks headed together) through the fixed eye. If I am on a skinnier...
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    This has been a situation at our home for over a...

    This has been a situation at our home for over a year now. The camping/hammock gear has taken over our guest room. Recently I decided to remove the television from our bedroom (we ditched cable and...
  38. Thread: Hello from SC

    by shef
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    We've got hangers all over SC. Welcome to the...

    We've got hangers all over SC. Welcome to the forums! Hope to run into you at one of the hangs.
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    I think I used about four inches for each tie...

    I think I used about four inches for each tie out. Also, since the beastee dees (ridge line attachments) have a wider slot, this time I put a piece of 1" regular black as a 'base' and sandwiched the...
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    Robin's egg blue (sil) winter tarp.

    On request of my wife, I picked up 10 yards of beautiful robins egg blue silnylon from ripstopbytheroll.com a couple days ago, and set about making her a tarp of her own. I used sunkmailís CAD...
  41. Thread: Who is Dutch?

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    I declare Thom war!

    I declare Thom war!
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    SITM was a very nice soundtrack choice.

    SITM was a very nice soundtrack choice.
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    You know you can count me in Kyle. Either color. ...

    You know you can count me in Kyle. Either color. I'm working on a robin's egg blue one anyway ;)
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    Wildernesslogics sells 850FP down in 1oz...

    Wildernesslogics sells 850FP down in 1oz packages, and have free shipping on orders over $100. So, if you're building a top and bottom out of down, it may be a good option for you. ...
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    Eureka! Chrysalis field test

    Last week, I picked up a Eureka! Chrysalis bridge hammock/Ďhammock tentí system in a trade at the the PSH Fall Sprawl. When I got home, I was eager to check it out, and once I had the car unloaded,...
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    Good project! You must have had an extra double...

    Good project! You must have had an extra double double tab zipper pull, or did you want the pillow easy to get out of :lol:
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    Still unpacking from Fall Sprawl last weekend,...

    Still unpacking from Fall Sprawl last weekend, and we've already made plans to hang on Lake Greenwood this weekend with some family friends. But, this looks like a great spot, less than 2 hours of...
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    Real tree camo?

    Real tree camo?
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    WTT: I'm going to go search to find out what a 'pee...

    I'm going to go search to find out what a 'pee bag' is now. :lol:
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    That looks like it would work just fine. This is...

    That looks like it would work just fine. This is probably uncommon because it seems more difficult than simply placing the zipper between the hammock body and the bug net where a (relatively)...
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