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    Since you are weight conscience, have you weighed...

    Since you are weight conscience, have you weighed any mesh material you might use? I have a small piece of the standard 1/4 " mesh commonly used in school backpacks etc. which is about 2 ft. sq. and...
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    Good point, thanks for this tip, will change that...

    Good point, thanks for this tip, will change that for sure.
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    I sewed a piece of ripstop over the outside of...

    I sewed a piece of ripstop over the outside of the foam HH SS under cover pad (the gray one) and it has been quite durable for some years. It does not need to be perfectly fitted, it will work fine....
  4. Great idea! Best wishes. Are they long enough to...

    Great idea! Best wishes. Are they long enough to use with a deeper Freeze dried meal pouch?
  5. I use the Mobil Mummy 1.5 SYN. I got it for...

    I use the Mobil Mummy 1.5 SYN.

    I got it for $130.

    I wear my down pants, and down jacket, warm socks, when sleeping in it. I have a HH Hyperlite, and SS.

    I will continue to use the MM even...
  6. I'm 6' and 190 lb. The Hyper is a little smaller,...

    I'm 6' and 190 lb. The Hyper is a little smaller, and not quite as wide for 'asymetrical' or 'side' sleeping, compared to the HH Expedition. But, it is still comfortable. And light! The SS for the...
  7. Beautiful! Did you use just a length of 'coil'...

    Beautiful! Did you use just a length of 'coil' zipper? The under cover looks like it will be perfect. Should be very warm.
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    Thank you, I have been looking for something that...

    Thank you, I have been looking for something that would work, as opposed to those hand held devices, which never work well to install snaps. And, a good source for 'pacifier clips' to add to my...
  9. Is your left elbow at that left tie out? That is...

    Is your left elbow at that left tie out? That is what Hennessy recommends, and it is the perfect reference, especially if the head end is low enough you don't keep sliding down too far towards the...
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    Thank you. I would go nuts if I didn't have a...

    Thank you. I would go nuts if I didn't have a shop to complete all the ideas for this hammock DIY hobby.
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    WTB: CampSaver.com

    CampSaver.com
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    Well, it's made with a Blum in-line shelf hole...

    Well, it's made with a Blum in-line shelf hole bore machine, not something commonly available, but since I make cabinets, lots of shop cabinet machining capability is adaptable. Thanks! Would you...
  13. only 5, 3 Hennessys, an Eno and a DIY , but I...

    only 5, 3 Hennessys, an Eno and a DIY , but I would like to have a Clark NX 250, in camo. Is that too much to ask? (well, is it? )
  14. I notice your " finding spots to hang will be...

    I notice your " finding spots to hang will be tricky" statement. Trust me, that time of year, with a winter setup, you will be able to set up anywhere. Isn't that why you use a hammock? I've been up...
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    Since I am a cabinet maker, this console came...

    Since I am a cabinet maker, this console came together over a period of a few months, it is 'unitized' and the components come apart if I ever move. All the drawers and boxes are cherry, the top is...
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    Always checking HF for new ideas! Thanks to all!...

    Always checking HF for new ideas! Thanks to all!

    Bobbin organizers, made at work. 111630
  17. Thread: Cold weather

    by psyculman
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    Yes to all of the above! This past winter was the...

    Yes to all of the above! This past winter was the best ever! It was so cold, and so much snow here in New England. Some days it was an adventure to just walk around town. Had some fantastic...
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    Looks great, I'm going to try your idea some time...

    Looks great, I'm going to try your idea some time during this winter. (sewing season) Where did you get that snap device? I have one almost like it, but, finding the right snaps is a little...
  19. Well, it started with a down quilt, then an under...

    Well, it started with a down quilt, then an under quilt, then, 3 jackets, pants, booties etc. All very packable, warm..........where will it all end?
  20. Beautiful, well done!

    Beautiful, well done!
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    6 Yep, that's right, 6 friends. They all...

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    Yep, that's right, 6 friends. They all bought their own hammock set ups after I told them how perfect the hammock camping experience is. And, I'm headed out on a first trip with a 7th soon. All...
  22. No snow on the peaks you are planning, it's on...

    No snow on the peaks you are planning, it's on the northern Presi's and very high up as of now, and will be gone there too shortly.
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    I've used the UQ attached to the HHSS shown here...

    I've used the UQ attached to the HHSS shown here for several years. No pad needed. No condensation. No drafts. No gaps. No sag. Has been warm many trips down to well below freezing, including below...
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    They are all I ever use, never failed yet.

    They are all I ever use, never failed yet.
  25. Thread: mylar layer

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    I have it in both my quilts, and a layer of...

    I have it in both my quilts, and a layer of insultex. I highly recommend it, as it adds to warmth quite a bit. I have used it in down to near zero conditions. Have never had any condensation problems.
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    NWAH's plan looks real good! But, that is a lot...

    NWAH's plan looks real good! But, that is a lot of baffles. Just alternating about 4 rows x 7 rows worked for me.

    I use karo for all my quilts, over and under. 3" to 5" loft. I have never had any...
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    Groveton, would I ever like to live there! Have...

    Groveton, would I ever like to live there! Have been trying to figure out a way to make a living up in that corner of NH for a few years, but, haven't come up with anything. So much great country to...
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    Most important for me is a tarp to the ground in...

    Most important for me is a tarp to the ground in cold temperatures, but NOT staked down. The picture here shows the 12'x12' DIY tarp I use. It closes off at the ends, and, though a little slack and...
  29. Thanks, never heard of this attachment, and will...

    Thanks, never heard of this attachment, and will look into it, looks like something that would be useful in many ways!
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    SOLD: Thanks for the information, it's not packable for...

    Thanks for the information, it's not packable for what I do.
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    SOLD: Do you have any idea of the weight, and how small...

    Do you have any idea of the weight, and how small it will compress for packing?

    thx
  32. I had a branch come down once and bounce off my...

    I had a branch come down once and bounce off my tarp, I was surprised that it did not damage it. I always try to carefully examine what is going on over and around a hang site, to avoid dead stuff...
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    Same here, they are cheap, very pliable, quiet...

    Same here, they are cheap, very pliable, quiet and have the shiny side to reflect heat. The large truck size is plenty big.
  34. Ordered these on sight. Thanks, great idea and...

    Ordered these on sight. Thanks, great idea and price. They will be very useful.
  35. Being a primarily winter hammocker, the whoopie...

    Being a primarily winter hammocker, the whoopie cords do not hold a prussic will, and, if I need to adjust my hammock, the prussic are then in the way of the whoopie to slack it up or tighten it. I...
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    So perfect, thanks for the idea!!!

    So perfect, thanks for the idea!!!
  37. There is a product called 'Thermaflect'. It is...

    There is a product called 'Thermaflect'. It is the 'paper' like blanket used in hospitals ..... a disposable 'blanket', blue on one side, and 'metalic' on the other side. You have probably seen one...
  38. "lackadaisically" so that's what's wrong, I...

    "lackadaisically" so that's what's wrong, I thought my bobbin was messing up.
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    Rollintent: Hey, it's always an adventure!...

    Rollintent:

    Hey, it's always an adventure! That's how it starts.

    Maybe your neighbors were worried about YOU!

    I once stealth set up after dark in the dark spruce woods in town forest...
  40. Great pictures, I'm going to be up there for a...

    Great pictures, I'm going to be up there for a weekend this month, hope it is going to be at least that cold. Thanks
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    Down 1 lb. $60

    Target has down pillows, $60. I looked at them, and, it is really pretty light in weight, for the volume, doesn't seem to have hardly any 'feather' content. For the price, not bad.
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  42. Singer 4432. I have used one for a couple...

    Singer 4432.

    I have used one for a couple of years, unstoppable. And, if you are a gear maker, you know what that means. I have a 4422, also, but, prefer the 4432 for it's having so many more...
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    Very nice looking work! Using the two...

    Very nice looking work!

    Using the two together should get you down to the teens. I have a Cocoon brand Primaloft bag cover, which it is much less loft than that, and it adds about 15 degrees of...
  44. Thanks for the great report! What was the...

    Thanks for the great report! What was the temperature at night? That up hill snow shoeing really takes a lot of effort. But you got fantastic views!
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    GoLite Shangrala 5 is 4 lb. w/o the bottom ground...

    GoLite Shangrala 5 is 4 lb. w/o the bottom ground cloth, which we never use, and the stove is 5 lb. There were 3 of us, so the load was shared. All 3 packs were about 40 lb. ea.
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    Mt. Madison NH 11-2014

    Here are some pictures from a stay near Blueberry Ledge, on the side of Mt. Madison over Thanksgiving weekend. Intermittent snow all Friday. 12" to 18" snow on trail, no ice.

    It was 20 degrees...
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    Being a HH SS user, including the HH over cover,...

    Being a HH SS user, including the HH over cover, I have found that keeping the small 'breathing' opening in the OC as positioned close to my face as possible keeps the wet condensation concentrated...
  48. Thread: booties

    by psyculman
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    Who makes the booties shown in your post please? ...

    Who makes the booties shown in your post please?

    Thanks
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    Thank you for the information!

    Thank you for the information!
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    Thanks for the video, very interesting. I'm...

    Thanks for the video, very interesting. I'm headed up Madison on Howker this Friday, how was the ice? You must have had micro spikes?
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