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    I prefer fleece under the TQ. The TQ works better...

    I prefer fleece under the TQ. The TQ works better as a wind break. Wind will rob heat from the fleece if on top. Under the TQ, the fleece traps and adds another layer of warm air.
  2. I tried to sign up but the attendance spreadsheet...

    I tried to sign up but the attendance spreadsheet link says the file doesn't exist. I'll be there with my 3 boys again but the oldest has to leave early to return to college. sigma_pete
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    The old marble/pebble trick works just fine...

    The old marble/pebble trick works just fine though.
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    It works for the stake tie outs but I've had...

    It works for the stake tie outs but I've had multiple fails doing this for the ridge line. Even when doing 3 strips, one straight and two going off on angles. Plus a cross piece going over the top of...
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    Ditto on the 9x9 diagonal with marbles. My son's...

    Ditto on the 9x9 diagonal with marbles. My son's been using his for 4 or 5 years this way. Mine still gets used as a loner since I moved on to an 11x11 nylon tarp.

    I made a tyvek winter tarp...
  6. I almost completely forgot about signing up for...

    I almost completely forgot about signing up for the hang. Been looking forward to it all year but it's been crazy the last few months and haven't been on the forum at all.

    I'll be there with my...
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    I'm 325# and 6'1". I've been running my setup for...

    I'm 325# and 6'1". I've been running my setup for about 4 years now. It's a homemade gathered end made with double layer 1.9oz ripstop nylon from JoAnn's and my straps are the orange 400# ratchet...
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    weather forecast

    Latest weather forecast is:
    Fri Jan 18
    65 / 50
    Partly Cloudy
    Chance of rain: 10%
    Wind: NNE at 19 mph

    Sat Jan 19
    72 / 54
    Partly Cloudy
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    Being a pound weenie... I was thinking about...

    Being a pound weenie... I was thinking about using my hammock ratchet straps to tie the boys down on the roof rack. :rolleyes:
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    No more extended van so it should be fun figuring...

    No more extended van so it should be fun figuring out how to squeeze 4 big boys, food and gear for the long weekend into my Hyundai. Everyone's looking forward to the kids workshops, hanging out and...
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    I might be interested in a group buy. I want to...

    I might be interested in a group buy. I want to make some tarps and maybe another hammock.
  12. I'm 6'1" and 325# so I can attest to this pattern...

    I'm 6'1" and 325# so I can attest to this pattern meeting your specifications. The hammocks that I made for myself and my boys followed this pattern but I doubled the fabric over (didn't cut in half...
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    Flackfizer; TheBearfinder Gumbo Timberrr...

    Flackfizer;
    TheBearfinder
    Gumbo
    Timberrr
    Swamp_Stomper
    Muskrat (as a MAYBE)
    JKRay & Son
    FLRider (possibly +1 with me)
    Giggity
    Skeeter Magnet
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    Add sigma_pete + 5-7 to the list. The teens will...

    Add sigma_pete + 5-7 to the list. The teens will be with me as usual, plus significant other and youngest son also promised to attending this year.
  15. Thread: Tyvek Tarp

    by sigma_pete
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    Looks good. My son's been using a 9x9 tyvek tarp...

    Looks good. My son's been using a 9x9 tyvek tarp on monthly camp outs for probably 2 years now and I've had mine even longer but it's only used as a loner now. Our tarps just use marbles (no rocks...
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    My experience with using a net hammock in hot...

    My experience with using a net hammock in hot weather is that it makes me very irritable, feeling like a thousand little knives trying to slice through me. Also, mosquitoes love the direct access to...
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    Looks good. What outside dimensions did you go...

    Looks good. What outside dimensions did you go with?

    I've thought about doing the same since most of the year I really only need slight variation between a light to moderate weight UQ for comfort...
  18. Thread: Quilting

    by sigma_pete
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    How's its resiliency to maintain loft after...

    How's its resiliency to maintain loft after repeated compression? Can it be stored in a stuff sack or would it have to be hung/laid out flat to maintain loft?
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    I went the full length, double layer route just...

    I went the full length, double layer route just like mine when I made hammocks for my boys. The 15 year oldest can look me straight in the eyes so it only made sense to do so for him and the 6 year...
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    Update to confirm that it'll be myself and 4 boys...

    Update to confirm that it'll be myself and 4 boys (6, 14, 15 & 15).
    sigma_pete
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    Updated to fix the partial list copy in previous...

    Updated to fix the partial list copy in previous post and to update how many I think I'm bringing. I also added my info to Gumbo's spreadsheet.

    Flackfizer
    TheBearfinder
    Gumbo
    Timberrr
    ...
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    I'm 330+/- and 6'1". I made my gathered end...

    I'm 330+/- and 6'1". I made my gathered end hammock about 2 years ago using doubled up 1.9 oz ripstop nylon (uncoated/breathable). I hang about 30 nights per year and there's no visible signs of wear...
  23. Yes, just balled and squished and balled and...

    Yes, just balled and squished and balled and squished and balled and squished ... until it quited down. The kids had a blast making so much noise (it was deafening doing 3 tarps at the same time). I...
  24. Looking forward to seeing your results. My son...

    Looking forward to seeing your results.

    My son and I have each been using simple 9'x9' tyvek tarps hung on the diagonal for monthly boy scout and various other camp outs for 2+ years now. Since...
  25. I was there in September with the scoot troop....

    I was there in September with the scoot troop. The road in is in better shape now than it was last year, even though it was very wet out.

    There was bear scat (lots of fresh berries in it) in...
  26. Whereever I am... :sleep:

    Whereever I am... :sleep:
  27. Car access isn't really a problem (you can pull...

    Car access isn't really a problem (you can pull up and drop off, then park elsewhere) but there are no grills, only one real small fire pit/grill grate.
  28. Had a dozen of us there and each scout had to...

    Had a dozen of us there and each scout had to start fire three ways without matches/lighter, so I made it a no stove weekend but we always eat well none the less. We had a lot of instruction to cover...
  29. Was at Buck Lake last weekend teaching wilderness...

    Was at Buck Lake last weekend teaching wilderness survival merit badge to the boy scout troop. Quite a contrast to last year as it was hot as hell and extremely humid/foggy, except for when it rained...
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    My experience trying to do so with fleece was...

    My experience trying to do so with fleece was that it slipped and bunched up real bad and there was no perceived insulating properties due to its compression between the hammock layers. It worked...
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    My experience has been similar. Suspending the...

    My experience has been similar. Suspending the underquilt, instead of laying on it, makes a HUGE difference. When I first started hanging, I was laying on a 0* bag and felt like I was suffering from...
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    I'm good with a real thin fleece sleeping bag...

    I'm good with a real thin fleece sleeping bag (more like a sofa lounging bag - bought on clearance from Cabelas), flannel bottoms, and a long sleeve t-shirt down to about 50 as long as no wind. If...
  33. Brought 3 boys with me last year (2 of mine + a...

    Brought 3 boys with me last year (2 of mine + a friend). They're 6, 15, 15. Trying to get the 3 yr old and wife to come this year as well.
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    Muskrat Flackfizer TheBearfinder Gumbo...

    Muskrat
    Flackfizer
    TheBearfinder
    Gumbo
    Timberrr
    Swamp_Stomper
    Muskrat (as a MAYBE)
    JKRay & Son
    FLRider ( possibly +1 with me)
    Giggity
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    I didn't go on the kayak run last year but might...

    I didn't go on the kayak run last year but might do so this year. How about more info (start/end points, distance, and typical time to run it)?

    I did a 5 day, 50 mile run on the Suwanee River this...
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    I'm a little late getting in on the thread and...

    I'm a little late getting in on the thread and will have to catch up on the previous posts when I'm not at work but I'm definitely in for our 2nd annual hang. I'll have the boys and dutch ovens in...
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    Anyone know if 10' or 12' 2x4's would work...

    Anyone know if 10' or 12' 2x4's would work instead?
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    Cool idea. Like I need another project on my list...

    Cool idea. Like I need another project on my list but I think I'll work up a Tyvek prototype to test run once I get some other more pressing honey-do items done.

    My main concern is whether the...
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    I'd like to see it. My wife picked up a Singer 99...

    I'd like to see it. My wife picked up a Singer 99 treadle machine that's doesn't appear to be timed right. Any resources/recommendations on how to fix the timing?
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    Ditto, except I'm going to make them from...

    Ditto, except I'm going to make them from aluminum to use what I already have on hand.
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    No it's not but neither are urethane or silnylon...

    No it's not but neither are urethane or silnylon tarps.
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    White Tyvek works for me. Now when is it going to...

    White Tyvek works for me. Now when is it going to snow here in Florida...
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    I wish... those were the lot dimensions for my...

    I wish... those were the lot dimensions for my first house:scared: and the current one's only double that.
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    I use a 9'x9' tyvek tarp tied on the diagonal....

    I use a 9'x9' tyvek tarp tied on the diagonal. Marbles from the kid's toy box with a slip knot works great (no pebbles/rocks in my part of Florida). To address the noise issue, I just crunched the...
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    I've been using 2 layers of fleece (for top &...

    I've been using 2 layers of fleece (for top & bottom quilts) and a sheet of tyvek for a windbreak on the bottom to pretty good effect down to 50*. This weekend it was low 40's the first night and I...
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    Excellent idea. I'm definitely in for getting...

    Excellent idea. I'm definitely in for getting one. I had forgot my camera at home and was going to put out a plea to JaxHiker and/or whomever it was that took several pictures of my clan (I was the...
  47. Thread: DIY Fail

    by sigma_pete
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    Stalker, could you briefly (or not so) describe...

    Stalker, could you briefly (or not so) describe how you made your fleece underquilt? If this would be a thread hijack, please PM me but I'm sure others would like to know as well. Thanks.

    I've...
  48. Kind of looking forward to the colder weather....

    Kind of looking forward to the colder weather. I'll be packing extra bags/blankets just in case since I haven't hung below 50-ish. I made two hammocks for the boys this week since they have been...
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    Excellent videos. It was very easy to understand...

    Excellent videos. It was very easy to understand and I learned a lot. Thanks!
  50. Not sure about Buck Lake but they've been out...

    Not sure about Buck Lake but they've been out this past month in Pinellas & Manatee Counties. They didn't bother me too much but the kids were all bit up because we've been sleeping without net and...
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