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    I think I'm going to have to put this on the...

    I think I'm going to have to put this on the calendar. Yup. Definitely putting this on the calendar. Now I just need to remember to look at the calendar come July.
  2. Thread: Moab?

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    Depends on how strictly you define "hammock" ...

    Depends on how strictly you define "hammock"

    If you're willing to spend 24 hours rigging a hammock with 70m lines 400'+ above the ground . . . sure.
    ...
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    atop Hawksbill ...

    atop Hawksbill

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/6299992076_97ec47fe88_d.jpg
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    The BlackBird has landed!!

    WBBB 1.7 has been delivered by a uniformed representative of a quasi-governmental agency.

    Whoopee!

    9/6 to 10/14, 38 days?
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    Hanging without a tree strap won't directly kill...

    Hanging without a tree strap won't directly kill a tree. But bruising the cambium layer can cause a tree to develop "dead spots" (cankers)

    Cankers can deform and weaken a tree, making it more...
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    Pluton. one of my favorite words. I'm...

    Pluton.

    one of my favorite words.

    I'm gonna say it again.

    Pluton.

    You might think in a part of the state where it rains so much water would be easier to find. But you'd be wrong. ...
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    I'll agree that wearing dark colored clothes will...

    I'll agree that wearing dark colored clothes will draw more skeeters than wearing light colored clothes, and I'll even agree that this has been proven scientifically.

    But I question the validity...
  8. http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/3/lin...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/3/linville38_thumb.jpg

    Fin, at the Gorge.
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    Just one more pic. ...

    Just one more pic.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/3/pisgah.jpg
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    A glorious weekend. Starting with a campsite...

    A glorious weekend. Starting with a campsite tailor made for hammockers, just far enough from the trailhead to make it feel like real camping yet close enough to accommodate some car-camping...
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    Detail Man demonstrated his Amsteel ridgeline...

    Detail Man demonstrated his Amsteel ridgeline this weekend. He, too, had difficulty with prussics slipping on the amsteel and came up w/ a constrictor on the ridgeline that held very well. No...
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    Another nice weekend hanging out

    It was a good weekend.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/5714357781_08821ac538.jpg
    There was lots of hammock inspection

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/5714358913_ac394e2a7c.jpg
    Some...
  13. Thread: DIY dog hair UQ

    by seuss
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    Wet Dog?

    And when you're dog hair UQ gets damp you smell like wet dog for the rest of the trip?
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    The Choir says "Amen" Big Dave. You might want...

    The Choir says "Amen" Big Dave.

    You might want to share this with other REI customers. I can't believe all the 4 and 5 star reviews this product has - http://www.rei.com/product/768731

    It...
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    Wyatt: "You got a helmet?" George: "Oh, oh...

    Wyatt: "You got a helmet?"

    George: "Oh, oh I've got a helmet! (Laughs) I got a beauty!"

    http://www.jahsonic.com/EasyRider.jpg
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    I think this is the key. A real TNF bag that...

    I think this is the key. A real TNF bag that didn't meet the QC standards for regular retail distribution or had already been returned for poor quality.

    It's a second.
  17. Thread: Tree Huggers

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    Great stuff, super strong, probably overkill and...

    Great stuff, super strong, probably overkill and overweight for just tree huggers, but if you're worried about strength you'll be more likely to pull the tree over before the webbing breaks.

    I...
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    and the heavy stuff?

    Did he take your thread injector? No need to retreat to the ground if you've still got Mr. Singer.
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    Manual

    This might help:

    Instruction Manual For generic HA-1 15 class Sewing Machines
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    My guess would be a White Zigzag Model 3077 ...

    My guess would be a White Zigzag Model 3077

    Whether that is significant I have no idea.
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    Thanks for leading from the front.

    Thanks for leading from the front.
  22. HH Explorers -...

    HH Explorers - http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/11/12/nyregion/13trees-3.html
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    From today's New York Times:...

    From today's New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/13/nyregion/13trees.html?pagewanted=1&hp

    Pics: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/11/12/nyregion/13trees.html
  24. It'll make more of a "popping" sound as the neede...

    It'll make more of a "popping" sound as the neede goes through the fabric. Especially with taut ripstop.
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    Wow.

    Good people, good weather, great place.

    And good eats:
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1327/5138249725_3d80c44699_z.jpg

    And good hiking:
    ...
  26. Chafe. Running line (or webbing) through a...

    Chafe.

    Running line (or webbing) through a webbing loop exposes the webbing loop to chafe. A 'biner reduces chafing on the webbing and the hammock line.

    The habit probably comes from rock...
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    I'm in - I hope.

    I'm in - I hope.
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    What a pretty little ditch. I pulled in at the...

    What a pretty little ditch.

    I pulled in at the Pinchin Trailhead on Monday evening just as the sun was setting. A beautiful sunset to the West, unfortunately, left the Pinchin trail fully dark in...
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    Hitting the road as soon as I hit "submit reply."...

    Hitting the road as soon as I hit "submit reply." I'll get to the West side (Pinch in?) late this afternoon/early evening
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    When next you update add me.

    When next you update add me.
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    The "sport nylon" ripstop at JoAnns is def 1.9...

    The "sport nylon" ripstop at JoAnns is def 1.9 uncoated. It works. The key to shopping at JoAnns is never buy anything without a 50% off coupon. I've also seen some 48" widths of 1.1 in the...
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    Clothesline rope? Ouch. Cotton kills.

    Clothesline rope? Ouch. Cotton kills.
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    Not sure what to make of this . . .

    How Wyoming does a Hammock Hangout.
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    Try the Old Sparkey Forum...

    Try the Old Sparkey Forum There's still all the usual talk about dutch ovens, but quite a few have already been converted to hammockry.
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    Wow. That's a lot of people. No skillet...

    Wow. That's a lot of people. No skillet breakfast at Smoky Mtn Diner? OK, I'll come anyway - but I'm not splitting firewood.
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    I held off reading this message thinking it had...

    I held off reading this message thinking it had something to do with dancing banana icons a la whiteblaze. It doesn't. whew.

    Good for you!
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    Beach.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/2647017481_19a318d00d.jpg

    Then spent the morning of the 5th pulling 1,600 lbs of garbage off the beach.

    If there had only been trees . . . .
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    Sorry about the bike. But thank goodness the...

    Sorry about the bike. But thank goodness the hammock wasn't damaged.
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    If you're just looking for regular ripstop and...

    If you're just looking for regular ripstop and not sil-nylon, try the Jo-Ann Fabrics out at the mall. Look for the section labeled "sport nylon" and there might be some regular, uncoated 1.9 oz....
  40. Thread: Art Loeb Trail

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    What would you like to know? I hiked it last...

    What would you like to know? I hiked it last year. Nice trail.
  41. Thread: fabric proposal

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    Is this the stuff? ...

    Is this the stuff? http://www.westmarkcorp.com/browsecloseouts.php Good price if you're willing to buy a 100 yd roll. Even better price if you're willing to buy 2160 yds.
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    I fiddled around with a similar concept a couple...

    I fiddled around with a similar concept a couple years ago. I got the best results using 2 corkscrew shaped dog tie-out stakes. It worked fine in the back yard. It even worked ok when I set it up...
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    How's your Swedish?

    I just checked in on one of my favorite DIY sites and it looks like Anders Jonsson has taken on hammocks. Hooray! Bork! Bork!

    http://www.andersj.se/index_nytt.htm

    The site's in Swedish and I...
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    Ooops. Should have read that last post first.

    Ooops. Should have read that last post first.
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    just a thought . . . ...

    just a thought . . .

    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/noydb-seuss/hamforumau.jpg
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    Don't think of it as a "sewing machine." Think of...

    Don't think of it as a "sewing machine." Think of it as a new power tool.
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    Poll: I believe you. Stoikurt busily working the...

    I believe you.

    Stoikurt busily working the camera
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    We're still "special" however you cut it....

    We're still "special" however you cut it. Hammocks may have moved from "cult" to "niche" but they're still a ways from "generally accepted."

    Consider the following list of companies:

    Big Agnes...
  49. Thread: balaclava

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    have a look at the nunatak version...

    have a look at the nunatak version - you can get a pretty good idea of how to cut your fabric
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    Most I've seen like that have an elastic...

    Most I've seen like that have an elastic ridgeline supporting the bug net. Like the Moskito Travellers type hammocks. I think TH's patent might only apply to a solid (load-bearing) ridgeline. Too,...
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