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    Eastern Shore MD parks

    I called a couple of parks on the eastern shore and asked the ranger if hammocks were allowed. I wanted to be sure before I rolled in. They said no problem, as long as it doesn't damage the trees. ...
  2. Thread: Hi from MD

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    Welcome from Crofton. There is more info on here...

    Welcome from Crofton. There is more info on here than you can shake a treking pole at. Be sure you check out the acronyms thread. Really helps understand what folks are saying.
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    I agree. Very happy with the material, delivery,...

    I agree. Very happy with the material, delivery, and service.
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    You were pretty calm through all that. I would...

    You were pretty calm through all that. I would have been freaked a little with water that high and fast.

    Nice job.
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    I laughed when I read this post. The same thing...

    I laughed when I read this post. The same thing happens to me and I am afraid the neighbors can hear me. It's embarasing, but who cares cause the sleep is sooo good.

    In the woods I sleep on my...
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    I found mine at WM in the camping section. Box...

    I found mine at WM in the camping section. Box of 4 for a couple of bucks. Not bad if you need them fast and only need a few. Otherwise, go with the above vendors. Way cheaper in bulk.
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    Correct I made it out of 1.1 with draw string...

    Correct I made it out of 1.1 with draw string channels on the ends.



    I did do a midnight adjustment but it wasn't noticeably better



    Yep I have shock cord at each end. The UQ is right...
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    Gear test DIY fleece UQ

    After reading the thread on When Not to use a UQ and the one on making a UQ out of fleece I decided to DIY one up.
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    Friday seemed like a great night to test it out. The temps were down in...
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    Nice vid. You all had great weather those days.

    Nice vid. You all had great weather those days.
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    I bought mine from Quest. The price was good and...

    I bought mine from Quest. The price was good and the shipping was fast. Later when I had questions on sewing the stuff they were great.

    http://www.questoutfitters.com/
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    Once she feels the warm cuddle of the hammock,...

    Once she feels the warm cuddle of the hammock, she will never be the same.
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    Hmmm that's real close to the wife's birthday. ...

    Hmmm that's real close to the wife's birthday. So I will have to see what she has up her sleeve, but I'll pencil it in and keep my fingures crossed.
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    Gee All I got was a new coffee pot...what am I...

    Gee All I got was a new coffee pot...what am I doing wrong:confused:
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    Welcome to the forum from another Marylander. ...

    Welcome to the forum from another Marylander. Love the picture with the grandparents.
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    I miss Big Bear

    Twenty years ago I spent lots of time up there. I will never forget hiking out into the forest where it was so quiet you could hear the snow fall.

    Is Thelma's Twin Pines still there? I'm sure...
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    What is really sad is when you ARE the tech guy...

    What is really sad is when you ARE the tech guy and your kids have to teach you stuff. I hope the boss never finds out.:confused:
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    Nice Thanks for sharing

    Nice Thanks for sharing
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    Tried with straight gathered end hammock

    OK I tried this with a regular gathered end hammock and it didn't really work. As suspected, there was not enough bugnet to make the leap around my backside. (no jokes please)

    As you said...
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    Regular Gathered End?

    Was the second one with a footbox also? I saw your original post and I am thinking about doing this on a regular gathered end hammock. Do you think it will work the same?
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    I've been working on mine too so I keep coming...

    I've been working on mine too so I keep coming back to the forum to get pointers. Some one pointed out that an easy way to do a zipper for a novice was to sew the zipper (zipped up I would assume)...
  21. The arc

    I tried to do up a model and I followed your instructions for creating the arc. ( I used to build boats so mapping out a curve is not foreign.) BUT it just didn't seem to work out.

    I used the...
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    Nice video. You do the same thing I do with...

    Nice video.

    You do the same thing I do with my dog...ask him questions twice. I catch myself doing it and thinking "do I really think she will understand me more the second time?"
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    Amsteel on sale at West Marine

    I got an email from West Marine about a sale. The 7/64th Amsteel in Red, Green, or Black is 22 cents per foot.

    If you have a store near you they will ship it there for free. I have done this...
  24. It sounds like they might be advocating hanging...

    It sounds like they might be advocating hanging just a teeny bit (if I am reading between the lines correctly) Hopefully more folks will begin to see the light.
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    I like that knot on your SRL. I also saw it the...

    I like that knot on your SRL. I also saw it the other day on a bushcraft vid out of the UK. It might be common knowledge for most but I am a little underdeveloped when it comes to knots.

    Thanks...
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    Wally World Cord Locs

    I was in my local Wally World and of course I had to go through the camping section. I noticed they had little boxes of cord locks. A pack of 4 was only 58 cents. The eliptical shape and nice size...
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    If the dates work out, count me in

    If the dates work out, count me in
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    It has been cold and nasty here in Maryland so it...

    It has been cold and nasty here in Maryland so it was great to see some video of somebody getting out there. Kinda made me miss my days around Big Bear Lake though.

    What kind of camera did you...
  29. Great video! Shug better watch out. He may have...

    Great video! Shug better watch out. He may have some competition with that little one.
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    My son and I were walking through our woods the...

    My son and I were walking through our woods the other day and saw a huge white oak that was down. The main trunk was about 3 feet in diameter and it looked like it had been wrung off by a tornado. ...
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    Nice video. Noticed you were from Corinth. ...

    Nice video.

    Noticed you were from Corinth. My father-in-law grew up there. It has been a long time since I was there, but I remember it being a nice little town.
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    My mother was a seamstress and she sewed very...

    My mother was a seamstress and she sewed very large pieces for long drapes and even bedspreads. My father made some saw horses out of 2x4 and adjusted the leg height for her. Then he took sheets of...
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    I think I fall into the camp of liking two shock...

    I think I fall into the camp of liking two shock cords. Having one side of the bugnet that "floats" seems like a problem. I do like the idea of having one side of the bugnet longer to create the...
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    thanks for sharing. What a great site for a...

    thanks for sharing. What a great site for a family trip
  35. I got mine from Craig's list and it does great. ...

    I got mine from Craig's list and it does great. You might also ask around your family and friends to see if you can "borrow" one. You might even get a lesson or two out of 'em. You can also go to...
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    Why burn a hole in the hem? Could you sew some...

    Why burn a hole in the hem? Could you sew some web or rip-stop tabs to the hem and run the cord through those?
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    Glad to have another Marylander here. I am on...

    Glad to have another Marylander here. I am on the western shore about half way between the big cities.

    Knotty: Thanks for the tip on the MAHHA. I didn't know they existed
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    I got mine off of CL for $40. The only thing...

    I got mine off of CL for $40. The only thing missing was the bobbin cradle. I took it into my local shop and tried to look as pathetic as possible. It worked. The shop lady spent 20 minutes are...
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    Congrats! I recently finished my first DIY...

    Congrats! I recently finished my first DIY hammock. Like you I was a bit intimidated by the whole thing, but then I watched one of Creative Kayt's videos where her philosophy was "so what it is...
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    I think you are correct. Only one way to find...

    I think you are correct. Only one way to find out and that is go find trees farther apart and try it again. Not tonight though the wind is howling and the temp has dropped about 20 degrees.
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    Full Moon on Bacon Ridge

    After an unusually warm day in Maryland for mid-February the weatherman predicted lows in the mid 40s for the evening. So it seemed like the perfect night to test drive the hammock I had purchased...
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    Stevicide The multiple options and diverse...

    Stevicide
    The multiple options and diverse opinions on insulation explains why that topics gets so much "air time". Thanks for the enlightenment.

    Shug
    I have watched and enjoyed your videos. ...
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    UQ/padding or bugnet

    I've been lurking since Christmas and done many searches on the topic of bugnets. I see a lot off buzz about UQ or padding, and TQs but not a lot about bugnets. Is this because bugnets are not that...
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