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    One of these days I'm gonna get out there with...

    One of these days I'm gonna get out there with you guys! I need a bottom quilt first though!
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    We were trying to weigh the cost-benefit of a one...

    We were trying to weigh the cost-benefit of a one vs. two man shelter. On one hand, you have building two shelters, which has less airspace- warmer, but double the work. Ultimately we decided that...
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    Awesome pictures man, thanks!

    Awesome pictures man, thanks!
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    Thanks for checking out the hut! I did have the...

    Thanks for checking out the hut! I did have the fire in front of the hut. It seemed fairly warm, but I have never camped in a debris hut without the fire.

    I found it to be really helpful to...
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    My experience with a winter debris hut

    I spent the night last Sunday in a debris hut. Temps got down to 12 degrees. The hut was plenty warm with a 0 degree bag and a pad. I threw the details up on my blog for anyone interested. ...
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    Part 2 is up!...

    Part 2 is up! http://www.beardventures.com/2013/02/selecting-right-type-of-rope.html
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    I should have the next post up in the next couple...

    I should have the next post up in the next couple of days! I'm going into rope type for different uses. Marine (sailing mainly) Climbing and rescue, and hammock lines.
  8. Thread: Is there hope?

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    I'm sure it's out there. Maybe even a thin...

    I'm sure it's out there. Maybe even a thin amsteel? You could use a 7/64. Its overkill as far as weigh rating, so maybe there is something smaller that I'm not thinking of. I use the orange stuff...
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    Mak, thanks for posting. Great vid for sure!

    Mak, thanks for posting. Great vid for sure!
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    Thanks for then input. This post was more...

    Thanks for then input. This post was more generic, written for a broad audience. Once I get through the basics I will do a post on hammock specific rope. There are definitely many who are more well...
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    I have a friend who worked for a rope supply...

    I have a friend who worked for a rope supply place and did lots of splicing. I'm probably going to do a splicing video with him at some point. As a rock climber, I rely on knots. Some you use over...
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    Whoops. Your right. Thanks for catching the goof...

    Whoops. Your right. Thanks for catching the goof up!
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    Thanks man. Throw some input my way in the...

    Thanks man. Throw some input my way in the comments or here on Hammock Forums. We learn from each other!
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    Learning rope basics

    Hey guys!

    For anyone who is new to ropes, suspensions, rigging, etc. I am starting a series on ropework to help people out. The first blog is on rope material and construction. You can view it...
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    Sir, have you considered the Grand Trunk Nano? ...

    Sir, have you considered the Grand Trunk Nano? Its right down there with the WW weight wise. I have one and like it.
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?alb...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=1999&pictureid=14450 Generous wings to compensate for any rolling.
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    We are planning a weekend trip, I have Friday...

    We are planning a weekend trip, I have Friday Saturday and Sunday off. Problem is, if she gets off at noon, we still wouldn't be able to get down there by 6 or so on Friday. I don't know if that...
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    I just had the same idea, how ironic. I took a...

    I just had the same idea, how ironic. I took a WM ccf, cut it in half width wise. Then sliced one piece down the center. Using a tarp needle, I stitched it all the way down with paracord. ...
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    Sticky: I hit 40 with my Wally CCF and 30 degree bag. I...

    I hit 40 with my Wally CCF and 30 degree bag. I probably could have done 30. Just depends on how you sleep!
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    A couple wraps through the channel seems to do...

    A couple wraps through the channel seems to do it. I just did a test hang in the garage. Its got a lot of stretch, which seems more comfortable to me. It held my 200lbs fine and I got a good diagonal...
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    Someone got themselves a GT Nano 7!

    I just got a GT Nano 7 for Christmas! Is it safe to use a Whoopie out of 7/64 Amsteel fed directly through the gathered end? I am 5'11" and weight 195-200, I just want to be sure the Amsteel won't...
  22. Thread: Am I weird?

    by Ocelot
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    I actually started with the single ridge line. ...

    I actually started with the single ridge line. Then I decided that I didn't want one, so I made a couple utility constrictor ropes. I like the UCR's, and don't miss the ridge line. However, I may...
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    Thanks for the welome everyone! I'm from...

    Thanks for the welome everyone! I'm from Fremont, outside the Toledo/Sandusky area. I will keep my eye out for the next hang!
  24. I am at work right now but I will post a photo...

    I am at work right now but I will post a photo when I get home. Basically it's like a pocket for a foot warmer or something. It doesn't need to be a really clean looking opening, as you won't see...
  25. How do I sew a hole in the foot of my sleeping bag?

    I have not been able to find any threads with a write up on how to do this. I have a 0 degree bag with a storage pocket and zipper on the foot. It's a perfect set up to zip it open and have a hole...
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    Hello from Ohio!

    After lurking for about 6 months, I finally registered. I have been working on a hammock setup for some time now, and unfortunately, don't have an underquilt yet, so I haven't been able to use it...
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