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    Congratulations Epro! I hope you and your wife...

    Congratulations Epro! I hope you and your wife hang together ( pun intended) for a lifetime of joy.

    I tried every pad I could find with a single layer hammock and couldn't keep any of them in...
  2. Thread: Poncho Tarp

    by Docteric
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    I made a poncho/tarp a bit ago that seems to work...

    I made a poncho/tarp a bit ago that seems to work pretty well for me. It's 9', 10" long by 64" wide. I fold up the rear 3' of it with velcro so it doesn't hang down too long. To keep the hood hole...
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    We're thrilled to hear that the shop is doing...

    We're thrilled to hear that the shop is doing well enough to expand. Congratulations and keep on supplying us with your great products.
  4. That's the one. Thanks for finding it so quickly.

    That's the one. Thanks for finding it so quickly.
  5. The hammock I made has the insulation attached as...

    The hammock I made has the insulation attached as part of the hammock. I used the older generation of Climashield (it's probably 15 years old now). I love it. No underquilt hassles, it weighs a...
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    Lookin' good there. May is on the horizon.

    Lookin' good there. May is on the horizon.
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    I'm hoping some can help me through this. I...

    I'm hoping some can help me through this. I tried to post the scans of the poncho plans but I kept getting a message that I don't have permission to do that. How do you add pictures with a post?
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    I can do that. I'm a bit stretched for time...

    I can do that. I'm a bit stretched for time right now, so I'll try to get it up this weekend.
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    I, too, agree with Jared. I sewed a pocket into...

    I, too, agree with Jared. I sewed a pocket into each corner and use them to hold things like flashlight, watch, etc. that also holds the net against the side of the hammock so the 'skeeters can't...
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    I made a pretty nice one from a pattern I found...

    I made a pretty nice one from a pattern I found in a book on DIY backpacking equipment. I can't find the name of the book, but if you like I can scan the instructions in and send them to you. I...
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    As others have written, it just takes...

    As others have written, it just takes experimentation. I have to sleep on my stomach in a regular bed. Can't fall asleep on my side or back. But in the hammock I have no trouble sleeping on my...
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    I really like your idea. In my room I had to...

    I really like your idea. In my room I had to adjust for the windows so I couldn't get it quite where I'd hoped. But from the ceiling I'd have a lot more flexibility.
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    Cinnamon beat me to the punch

    Cinnamon beat me to the punch
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    Rockywoods fabrics (rockywoods.com) has some and...

    Rockywoods fabrics (rockywoods.com) has some and Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics (owfinc.com) usually does. Quest Outfitters (questoutfitters.com)often has it as well. Malden Mills, maker of Polartec...
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    The research that I've seen said that a bowline...

    The research that I've seen said that a bowline or a figure 8 with a bight are the strongest knots available and they reduce the strength of the rope/webbing by 40 - 50%. So a webbing of 1000# with...
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    Ah ha. Thanks for the ideas folks. I made a...

    Ah ha. Thanks for the ideas folks. I made a warm hammock several years ago and it worked fine back then. But I'm getting back into backpacking after several years away and am planning to make a...
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    Under quilt vs. warmhammock

    Could someone give me your thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of using an under quilt vs. having the insulation attached directly to the bottom of the hammock? :confused:
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    Back in the game

    I was on this forum a bunch of years ago, but then went through a period when I didn't have time to hike. Things are freer now so I can get back into it.

    Of course that means all new equipment...
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