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    Sticky: I used this idea this summer to make what would...

    I used this idea this summer to make what would have been a miserable time into something much better. On my first backpacking trip of the summer one afternoon after I had gotten the hammock and...
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    Interesting. I don't have much experience with...

    Interesting. I don't have much experience with trucks or camper shells (my dad had one before I was 5). I think you can do it if you get creative. The length of the hammock, and how much sag it...
  3. Thread: UQ advice

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    Great, great advice. I did some testing with the...

    Great, great advice. I did some testing with the fabric and it is semi-breathable, but also pretty water resistant. I'm running a couple of experiments on the fabric (compared to some untreated) to...
  4. Thread: UQ advice

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    UQ advice

    Over the winter I made my first underquilt. It's nice and warm :) but it has some problems :(
    Main Problem: I made it WAY too wide, I thought that it would be nice having a wide underquilt (so...
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    I like this idea. I'm pretty new to hanging so...

    I like this idea. I'm pretty new to hanging so learning more from a bunch of people would be good. For central Utah I would probably vote for something in Joes valley. There is a big reservoir,...
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    I would like in... :)

    I would like in... :)
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    Another welcome from Utah, and we have a great...

    Another welcome from Utah, and we have a great DIY section for your MYOG needs :shades:
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    I'm glad someone watches television Saturday...

    I'm glad someone watches television Saturday mornings. To tell the truth if I do happen to watch something Saturday it's cooking shows, but suddenly I feel the urge to watch some sewing... Good...
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    Yes sirre, I agree with you, I'm sick and tired...

    Yes sirre, I agree with you, I'm sick and tired of the inversion. I am also raring for spring to come so I can get out of the house. It's not just you. But if it's any consolation there looks like...
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    Thanks again for the quick replies, this is some...

    Thanks again for the quick replies, this is some good feedback. I will probably try putting it at the end of my hammock and hanging it on the ridgeline first, then if I don't like the way it feels...
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    Thanks Gargoyle, that is a neat trick :) As to...

    Thanks Gargoyle, that is a neat trick :)
    As to the blurry pictures, the material is pretty slick and shiny, so I blame the flash..... And maybe my process of shrinking the photos so they fit..... ...
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    Quick Tarp Question

    Just a quick question, don't put too much into it because the obvious answer is go hang it up and see... On the other hand it is an excuse to show off the "interesting" sewing of the tarp I've been...
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    First, thanks everyone for your quick feedback....

    First, thanks everyone for your quick feedback. :)



    Truth be told I would like to have the backpack in the hammock with me, but I'm not quite that short :mellow: Perhaps I could tie the end...
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    Backpacking and Hammocks

    I'm just going to jump in and ask. Where do you store your backpacking gear when you are hammock camping:confused: Don't worry about the bear bag, that is in a tree somewhere a ways away. The...
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    Sticky: You all are right about the side entrance . Time...

    You all are right about the side entrance . Time to make a new hammock :) I'm not very bummed though because It was a good practice hammock and didn't cost me very much. I have tweaked the design...
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    So it's a little crooked, some of mine are too :)...

    So it's a little crooked, some of mine are too :) I think it is in part that I didn't want to waste some strange shaped scraps and in part to my abilities as an operator of a thread injector.
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    I've been making my own underquilt, almost done...

    I've been making my own underquilt, almost done (two baffles left to fill). I've always been good at making things, and being able to make my own gear is a big part of the reason I've been getting...
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    Wow, I was thinking there should be a thread...

    Wow, I was thinking there should be a thread about this and just now stumbled onto it :)

    The first thing I came up with is National Treasure, when they are on "the Charlotte," the old crew are in...
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    +1 on malwarebytes

    I've heard that it is a good idea to disable the plugins for things like Java, and Flash if you don't use them. If you don't use them you aren't likely to keep them updated, if...
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    I'm into DIY stuff, so it will come as no...

    I'm into DIY stuff, so it will come as no surprise that I use an alcohol stove that I made myself. My other cookware was some aluminum pans I found at a thrift store. Next on my list of things to...
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    Sticky: For those who want to listen to the 80's musical...

    For those who want to listen to the 80's musical version of the name just youtube search thunderchild.

    For myself I was trying to think of something that sounded cool and I thought of war of the...
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    love this thread, awesome stories:lol: I read...

    love this thread, awesome stories:lol:

    I read though some of those TSA regulations, and the scissors? Much more dangerous than the inch and a half pocket knife my dad had to mail to himself...
    ...
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    Sticky: I've been sort of working on copying this...

    I've been sort of working on copying this hammock... My bug netting came in recently and was thinking of working on it, but wanted to figure it out before jumping in and doing something that will...
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    That stand looks great! Thanks for sharing, I've...

    That stand looks great! Thanks for sharing, I've seen a few different styles and I like the way you did the end caps :shades: Going to have to put one of these together someday...
  25. I haven't tried any hammocks out of cotton so I...

    I haven't tried any hammocks out of cotton so I can't really pass judgement on it... My advice, if you have kids have them try it out first if they are smaller than you :) Other than that post...
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    I'm in, your pretty much awesome, and this is a...

    I'm in, your pretty much awesome, and this is a great idea :cool:
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    Visiting an old thread... If you did the one tie...

    Visiting an old thread... If you did the one tie for the head, and two for the "feet" then you could sleep with your legs in one foot and store your gear in the other :sleep:
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    Your question reminded me of this...

    Your question reminded me of this thread. The title of the thread is sweet, "Squirrel leads to hammock FAILURE!"
  29. If you haven't gotten it to work yet you could...

    If you haven't gotten it to work yet you could try changing your DNS. There was a game I wanted to play online once and I had do it to get it to work. Anyway if you haven't gotten something else to...
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    Thanks for the info, that is what I was hoping to...

    Thanks for the info, that is what I was hoping to hear. The real reason for the non ripstop is I'm a cheap-wad. Ripstop around here so far as I can find within a good 20 miles is Joann's at about...
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    Nylon Fabric (not ripstop)

    I've done some searching and can't make heads or tails, so now I get to ask the amazing DIY community :)

    My question starts here (as long and complicated as I can make it), a lot of people here...
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    Awesome, as long as the dog isn't like one my...

    Awesome, as long as the dog isn't like one my friend had once. That dog twitched all the time when it was sleeping and snored something awful :) It would make weird sounds (for a dog) randomly,...
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    Never met a hammock I didn't like :) Anyway,...

    Never met a hammock I didn't like :)

    Anyway, welcome from Utah. I lived in NH for a while, actually moved around quite a bit. Lived in Hanover, Penacook, and Portsmouth. Every time I see...
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    I've done a bit of looking through the forums and...

    I've done a bit of looking through the forums and have come to a decision. The reason Gutermann thread is mentioned is because it is pretty high quality. That being said there are other brands of...
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    I'm exited about all of the chat in the DIY area,...

    I'm exited about all of the chat in the DIY area, and so far feel comfortable being here. Thanks all for the warm welcome, as I stated before I would like to stick around for a while.
    On a...
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    New from Utah

    Hey all, I haven't truly been hammock camping yet... On the bright side I've never meet a hammock I didn't like. I was drawn here by the gods of DIY (what a slippery slope). Anyway I remembered...
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