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    Jofish, that is is a super nice tarp. The...

    Jofish, that is is a super nice tarp.

    The closest I can afford is - http://www.hammockgear.com/cuben-fiber-hammock-hex-tarp/ and I hope to have one day.
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    \\ Thanks for the link, I will use that info.

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    Thanks for the link, I will use that info.
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    My reasoning for weight to cut is I have pretty...

    My reasoning for weight to cut is I have pretty bad knees, and I am outta shape on top of that, I have never hiked over night - I know, close the jaw...shocking. :) But I have hung, at the beach...
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    Dutch tree strap clip vs end loops.

    Hey guys,
    I have question. Trying to keep things light - I don't have a full setup yet, just some camping gear, and hammock with whoopie slings.

    I need to get tree straps - but would it not be...
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    Already have woopie slings to boot...hmm I...

    Already have woopie slings to boot...hmm

    I only have a HT UL and whoopies - nothing else. I really like to make up my own kit though with UL parts. /contemplates...
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    You know, it isn't bad looking, and looks like it...

    You know, it isn't bad looking, and looks like it is full of features, my fear...weight. 5lbs 10oz - seems heavy. I don't have a full setup yet, and this is Eureka...not a fan. Is this a lot of...
  7. Nice to see comments on the negative side of...

    Nice to see comments on the negative side of pads. Thx Both pros and cons help us educate ourselves and others.
  8. GREAT question, I was just wondering the same...

    GREAT question, I was just wondering the same thing!
    :) :thumbup1:
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    I need a tarp bad, do you have a list of...

    I need a tarp bad, do you have a list of materials used? I have yet to search the diy forum - as I don't have a sewing machine.

    I would love to make my own to save money. Any info you can put...
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    Is this mom's guest room? I hope you plan to...

    Is this mom's guest room? I hope you plan to provide a coffee pot and stove for an early riser ;)
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    I wondered, why not have a zipper on both sides...

    I wondered, why not have a zipper on both sides of the hammock - bug net zip on i the warm months, and underquilt zip on when it gets cold enough to use an UQ? If you need a UQ does that not normally...
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    Can someone fill me in, what is an SRL? Thanks...

    Can someone fill me in, what is an SRL? Thanks guys!
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    I am new to the hammock thing, lots of reading,...

    I am new to the hammock thing, lots of reading, but new to getting started, I have a grand trunk of the same thing, using the same heavy cord and s hooks. Get some woopie slings to replace those....
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    You make noozes? ...nah... shoozes? ...

    You make noozes? ...nah... shoozes?

    OH..loozes! Haha. Not sure I could pull off a kilt.
  15. Thread: New guy hello

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    Hey Marsyeldir - welcome to the HG - GREAT...

    Hey Marsyeldir - welcome to the HG - GREAT people, GREAT place for information and socializing with others interested in...well HANGING.

    Enjoy your stay, and ask if you have questions!
  16. Thread: Yes yes yes!

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    Yes yes yes!

    mUAHAHAHAH

    I got it!

    When you are a complete noob like myself, and you are trying to setup your woopie slings for the first time, its a bit confusing. But I doubled wrapped it in my ..whats it...
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    Kevlar line, cheap.

    Can this be used instead of amsteel? Or paracord crafts?

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ee80/

    Kevlar line. What would YOU do with it?
  18. The only one available currently is the one...

    The only one available currently is the one without the net, since the one with the net is sold out. But that is not any special price. You can find the Grand Trunk UL Hammock on Amazon for $20.
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    All I can do is smile. You will probably get both...

    All I can do is smile. You will probably get both ends of the spectrum on this.

    First, welcome to HF - 2nd you can probably get the same thing for half the price. Only an opinion, not a fact. I...
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    Sweet - Virginian's representing the forums...

    Sweet - Virginian's representing the forums lately.

    https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaHangs


    Welcome to HF - I am also from VA (in case you have not noticed). Herndon, VA here.

    Enjoy!
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    Sorry, did not mean to ruffle feathers, just...

    Sorry, did not mean to ruffle feathers, just educating our mfg. friends.
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    I plan to - I am only 5.6 , so I don't think the...

    I plan to - I am only 5.6 , so I don't think the size will be an issue. I will let you know when I do.
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    Thanks for the info. I see your eyelets in the...

    Thanks for the info. I see your eyelets in the trees - do you not sell tree straps? They are better on the bark of the tree to not cause damage like a rope or screws.
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    Bet you had the best room in the house...uh well...

    Bet you had the best room in the house...uh well in the yard? :)
  25. Thread: Iowan here...

    by sdveirs
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    We have exchanged comments many times, and just...

    We have exchanged comments many times, and just noticed you joined this month! Had to find your intro post.

    So officially - WELCOME to the site!

    :D
  26. Ordered last night - I picked up a fire starter...

    Ordered last night - I picked up a fire starter along with it. Should start working on the kits.
    ...
  27. My brain is melting...lol so much to think about...

    My brain is melting...lol so much to think about and so little knowledge about everything being sent my way. ha!
  28. I went through the suspension threads - this one...

    I went through the suspension threads - this one made a ton of sense to me.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9349

    Thanks MDSH
  29. Thanks guys, I saw that Noob first hang post. ...

    Thanks guys, I saw that Noob first hang post.

    I have gone from "not wanting to go cheap" to "ok, I can go cheaper here, and there" to "ok, cheap it is" lol. Always one of those "spend the money...
  30. :) Which thread! I will find it, I been busy the...

    :) Which thread! I will find it, I been busy the last 2 days on here.
  31. I think it comes with something, but I had to...

    I think it comes with something, but I had to look up UCR.
    UCR - Utility Constrictor Rope

    Is that bungy? If not, what is it used for?

    Thanks
  32. I think it would be better to spend the money....

    I think it would be better to spend the money. Going to need stuff anyway right?
  33. Ordering a GT Ultralight - Need to spend more..

    I need to spend $7.00 to get free shipping.

    2 Things
    - First, I am broke as hell - but can manage up to $15.
    - Second, trunk savers of some kind (should be cheaper to diy that?), or bug net, or...
  34. Mmmm, velcro for a bottom entry hang? :/ ...

    Mmmm, velcro for a bottom entry hang? :/

    Sorry man, thats a bummber.
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    Purchased - I actually wanted to do this a while...

    Purchased - I actually wanted to do this a while ago, but with this reminder, and my Amazon gift card, its done.
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    Hey Mothball, I am in Herndon (also known as Oak...

    Hey Mothball, I am in Herndon (also known as Oak Hill). I am also trying to get into this. If you have FB, check out https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaHangs group of guys from here, that started a...
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    Sticky: I have had mesh hammocks in the past, you know...

    I have had mesh hammocks in the past, you know those long big ones made to hold a VW bug? lol - LOVED it...so comfy, and cool and was great for an afternoon nap on the back covered deck. In the rain,...
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    Thanks SP, I did check this out yesterday, I also...

    Thanks SP, I did check this out yesterday, I also am on the Northern Virginia Hangs Facebook page which just mentioned it last night. I really want to get to this, with or without gear!



    Oh...
  39. Thread: Tarp Sale

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    Wow those went fast lol. :thumbup1:

    Wow those went fast lol. :thumbup1:
  40. Oh...yeah? Oh... :laugh: Hey man,...

    Oh...yeah?

    Oh...



    :laugh: Hey man, welcome to the forums! I have family out in Sac. near Folsom. Never been to California though. Anyway...I was just looking at that hammock yesterday. I...
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    I don't know about the rules, but I really like...

    I don't know about the rules, but I really like your logo.
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    Greetings from Northern Virginia

    I thought I did this long long ago. So I will do it now, since I am still new - and learning.

    I first got my taste of the wild around age 9 or 10. My father and his friends would take 30 mile...
  43. Thread: Sleeping bag

    by sdveirs
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    Zipper

    I have also heard the comments about zippers - annoying while sleeping, and potential hammock tears. Tears? Tares? Teres...whatever. lol

    I was thinking, you could take a piece of gaffer tape, and...
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    Good info, thanks!

    Good info, thanks!
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    Top, Bottom, Bags - oh my!?

    Ok, I think I understand this, but can someone please clarify? I did a search, but not sure if I searched properly since I did not find anything that worked.

    Bottom/Under quilt - for underside...
  46. Thread: Confused

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    I don't have a sewing machine and would want to...

    I don't have a sewing machine and would want to at least double stitch anything I make so I will hold off for now. I like the $20 hammock. Not bad for now, but cooler weather will need an under quilt...
  47. Thread: Confused

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    17" torso (5"6' 175lbs) - found out how to...

    17" torso (5"6' 175lbs) - found out how to measure this on the REI page.



    I have considered the cat food can stove, and do watch the store here.
    I'll look into WallyWorld? Is this a National...
  48. Thread: Confused

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    Backpacking - with hopes to do the AT some day....

    Backpacking - with hopes to do the AT some day. Need gear and practice first.
    I love nature, peace and quiet, sounds and all of that you get from the outdoors.
    I don't really have an interest in...
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    No such thing as a "stupid" question. We are all...

    No such thing as a "stupid" question. We are all learning, and I am pretty noob to all of this. So even if it seems silly to you to ask, in the future someone else might learn from it, like me :)
    ...
  50. Thread: Confused

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    I meant stove, sorry. Fixed. I have seen...

    I meant stove, sorry. Fixed.



    I have seen these, and even have a few cat food cans laying around to try to make my own with. I should try that first before buying one for sure.
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