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    My new 20* Incubator

    Huge thanks to the great folks at Hammock Gear for accommodating my trip this weekend. I cannot express my appreciation for the quality of their work enough. I now own a 20* Burrow and Incubator and...
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    Incubator received!

    Order 525 is safely hanging in my basement right now. Can't wait to try it out this weekend. With sub-freezing temps, should be a good test.
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    Woo Hoo! I'm order 525 and I just got the...

    Woo Hoo! I'm order 525 and I just got the shipment notice!
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    Just got my ship notice!

    I am order number 525 and I just got my shipped notification. I ordered the day before you did (12/31). With that said, when I ordered, I put in a comment that I had a trip later this month and would...
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    The site does mention that they will do their...

    The site does mention that they will do their best to accommodate "rush" orders. You also have to factor in the possibility that some things may be waiting for materials to be received and so they go...
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    I'm order 525

    I'm terribly excited to get my Incubator. I've been checking this thread multiple times a day just to see if any new order numbers were reporting they got the shipping email. If the Incubator is half...
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    Just got mine, this evening!

    I don't know if I've ever looked forward to a piece of gear as much as this. I would be under it tonight if I had the chance. Excellent craftmanship, excellent service. Couldn't be happier with my...
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    Not yet. I'm the odd guy who actually likes the...

    Not yet. I'm the odd guy who actually likes the pad in the hammock, and I haven't fully gone the UL route yet, so I'm using an Exped Synmat 7. Not for everyone, I know, but it works well for me.
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    Just ordered a 20* Burrow

    I've probably spent 30 solid hours just investigating all the options for a TQ and went back and forth between a dozen possibilities, trying to discern the right quilt for me from numbers and reviews...
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    Thompson Creek TH

    Memorial Day weekend, you're not going to be alone by any stretch and you might have to compete for spots for a group that size, but I'll say this: there's an excellent spot just off the 206...
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    Another satisfied customer

    Got home this afternoon and what was waiting for me in the mail two days early? My package from Paul at Arrowhead. I would have sent this earlier, but my new SLS "needed" a couple hours of "load...
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    I'll second that. The White Oak Hollow route is...

    I'll second that. The White Oak Hollow route is easier when there has been a lot of rain, though the trade off is that you miss out on all those beautiful falls.

    Glad the weather didn't dampen...
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    I believe tulle comes in a variety of types, but...

    I believe tulle comes in a variety of types, but the material I got had a finer mesh than most bug netting that I've seen. Just eyeballing it, it is decidedly smaller than the netting of an...
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    I opted for tulle as well and I couldn't be...

    I opted for tulle as well and I couldn't be happier with it. Weighs nothing and it's a lot more durable than I thought it would be. I think I paid 67 cents a yard (60" wide). The black is so...
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    I use straps similar to these. After attempting...

    I use straps similar to these. After attempting a couple different saws, I finally managed to cut the hooks off using an angle grinder.

    I use them with rings with no issue (and no stretch). As...
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    I'm from Guntersville originally myself. I...

    I'm from Guntersville originally myself. I haven't camped on those islands in years but I wholeheartedly endorse it. It's a blast.
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    Mike, looks great! I'm told you can tea dye...

    Mike, looks great! I'm told you can tea dye the white netting to get a darker -- more transparent -- net. Might be worth looking into rather than building a new net just for color.

    I have a...
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    I saw them available at a couple online...

    I saw them available at a couple online retailers. The one you got was called "sunshine" and they had one called "rasta" that was red, yellow and green.
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    To get to your actual question, it sounds like...

    To get to your actual question, it sounds like you've already got good options. I would go with the waterfall (Hilliard), because it's a short hike from what I can tell.
    I would also forego the...
  20. Thread: Stitch Witchery

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    I think DB has it. It worked really well for me...

    I think DB has it. It worked really well for me in terms of holding the seam together for sewing, but that was it. It's important to note that I was using it on tulle, though, so there is less...
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    **UPDATE** the stitch-witchery is not a...

    **UPDATE** the stitch-witchery is not a long-term solution. After just a couple uses, the seam began to come undone at points. I finally just stitched the seam by hand. I will say that having the...
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    Definitely not the same by those measurements. ...

    Definitely not the same by those measurements. This one is about forty foot tall and about a foot in diameter.
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    This tree is significantly older than that. Best...

    This tree is significantly older than that. Best estimate from my neighbor who has lived there 35 years says it's at least that old. Based on it's location, I don't think it was intentionally...
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    That sounds exactly like the tree.

    That sounds exactly like the tree.
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    I was, too. I chose the two that I did because...

    I was, too. I chose the two that I did because I've been debating cutting them down anyway, but I'm glad it worked out because it's actually a very nice spot to hang a hammock!
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    Cannibal, I'm embarrassed to say I don't know. ...

    Cannibal, I'm embarrassed to say I don't know. It is a small maple on one side, but the other one has me stumped. It's a very soft wood with a pulpy core, very broad leaves (typically about eight...
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    In case anyone stumbles on this thread with the...

    In case anyone stumbles on this thread with the same question, I'll add this note.

    Last night I decided to make my own version of these using 1/4" twisted poly I got on the cheap in the marine...
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    Grand Trunk TreeSlings

    Apologies in advance if there is already a thread about this, but I've been unable to find it.

    Is using 5.5mm Dyneema to attach directly to the tree okay for the tree? If it is as safe as using...
  29. Thread: Stitch Witchery

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    Well, against better judgment, I did it anyway. ...

    Well, against better judgment, I did it anyway. Pleasantly surprised so far. It's taking longer than sewing it probably would, but then again, this method doesn't break my wife's sewing machine. ...
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    Any idea what sort of stress can be put on the...

    Any idea what sort of stress can be put on the seam? I'm thinking it would probably only be good for hemming the edges and joining two pieces at a non-stress bearing seam, but would love if it was...
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    Stitch Witchery

    I'm considering a number of designs for a DIY bug net and I'm really not looking forward to sewing at all. So, does anyone have any experience with Stitch Witchery? I haven't seen any reference to...
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    Knotty, you said it. I went out there to spend...

    Knotty, you said it. I went out there to spend time with and teach my son and to fellowship with my friends, old and new. I used a hammock to facilitate that. I get into the gear and have a good...
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    I was hoping someone would get a laugh out of it....

    I was hoping someone would get a laugh out of it.

    And since I've read here that you're not officially a hanger until you've taken a spill, I'm officially a hanger. Also, as any good scientist...
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    Well, we're back

    I wrote about the experience with him here but to sum up:

    Don't sleep with your child in your hammock. The end. To be fair though, that's misleading as I didn't sleep with my child in the...
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    First timers' learning experience

    Unfortunately, I forgot to bring a real camera (forgetting things is about to become a theme in this post) and my phone camera pics look horrible, so I'm not going to be able to provide visual...
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    Should have known someone would have tried it

    I was meandering around the surplus store yesterday and wondered if anyone had tried a poncho liner as an UQ. Then here it is.

    As far as a second hammock holding it up underneath, what about a...
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    Love this forum

    All the responses come so quickly and are so on point.

    I think I'll bring his and if there isn't room under the tarp based on the trees, we'll just tough it out together.

    So next question: ...
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    Sharing the ENO DN with a child

    I just got my ENO DoubleNest and haven't had time to test it in the backyard, though I did hang it in the garage for a little bit last night. This weekend I'm doing an overnight with my son and a...
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    Same plan

    We think alike. I just bought the ENO DoubleNest which I will use a couple times to figure things out and then pass it to my son while making my own.
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    Insect Shield site

    Pizza, thanks for the link. From what I gathered, their method is good for 70 washes on clothing and 25 washes on washable gear. Not sure why the difference, but assuming that an ENO DN fabric...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for both your responses. That's exactly the kind of info I'm looking for. I'll definitely save the twenty bucks and do it myself.
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    Insect Shield question

    I'm new to hammock camping (I suppose I should do an intro post) and will be purchasing my first in the next few days. I think I've settled on the ENO DoubleNest but have a question (well, actually...
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