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    Re: Timber Rattlesnake

    I would have required a change of pants!
  2. I was looking at this. The logic is sound, but...

    I was looking at this. The logic is sound, but there is a fly in the ointment. I didn't use that method to whip the ends of my hammock. I don't know where I found the directions for the way mine...
  3. Backs of my legs are sore after a night in the hammock.

    You had me at bridge hammock! Man o man I can hear my wife rolling her eyes from here.

    Sounds like I need to grab the hammock out and try some different elevations etc and see if I can't get this...
  4. Thanks guys! I'll look into maybe retying the...

    Thanks guys! I'll look into maybe retying the whipped ends. As well as, checking out the link.

    lost
  5. Backs of my legs are sore after a night in the hammock.

    Hello all. This is a question that I have been meaning to ask for sometime now but haven't gotten around to.

    Usually during the night in the hammock I wake up because my legs are sore. Usually...
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    Looks nicer than mine!

    Looks nicer than mine!
  7. Thanks for sharing this! I'm getting ready to...

    Thanks for sharing this! I'm getting ready to start my cat cut tarp and this will be helpful.
    Thanks,
    lost
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    I originally used a "solid" blue CCF pad too. ...

    I originally used a "solid" blue CCF pad too. After a few time of fighting the curl I bought a CCF pad fro. Wally world that is (for want of a better term) textured. It is much more pliable and...
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    So what's your stuff weigh?

    Howdy gang! I'm just curious what your hammock setup (including sleep system) weighs? I'm not a gram wennie, but I'm curious what kind of weight everyone else has in their stuff.

    I really have...
  10. Thanks for the input guys. Sounds to me like I...

    Thanks for the input guys. Sounds to me like I should probably err on the side of caution and stick with downproof.

    I was in ****'s sporting goods today to pick up something and found myself...
  11. really light weight nylon for a down UQ?

    Hello all. I'm flirting with a DIY down UQ. I have quite a bit if black rip stop nylon that is actually parachute material that I have made my double layer gathered end hammock from. It is pretty...
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    Sorry gang. Can't make it all the way to...

    Sorry gang. Can't make it all the way to Cleveland. Maybe next time.
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    Just got this in the mail today. Ordered 10yds X...

    Just got this in the mail today. Ordered 10yds X 60" wide. That will be enough for my cat cut tarp. It's finally time for a "proper" hammock tarp.
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    I will have to check with my keeper but I maybe...

    I will have to check with my keeper but I maybe able to the 14th.
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    This is the last weekend before finals, otherwise...

    This is the last weekend before finals, otherwise I'd love to come. Maybe next time.
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    Oh yeah, a 3# bag of 900 FP down would be nice.

    Oh yeah, a 3# bag of 900 FP down would be nice.
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    I'd love to tag along, but my plate's pretty full...

    I'd love to tag along, but my plate's pretty full right now. If you're going be sure to at least wear a blaze orange hat. Lots of good deer hunters out there (like me) but there are LOTS of idiots...
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    I'm planning on starting on a camo tarp myself...

    I'm planning on starting on a camo tarp myself over Christmas break. I've decided on the camo pattern but I just haven't settled on the dimensions of the tarp yet. I like the type with the bird...
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    Thanks all. Looks kind of like a consensus on...

    Thanks all. Looks kind of like a consensus on the CCF pad. Guess I need to find friends that have their own gear, but beggars can't be choosers.
    As for the meal, I like to eat like well when I...
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    Got cold last night!

    Howdy gang! I haven't had the time to get into my hammock as of late. Last night a buddy and I got out for a quick over nighter. The temp was a low of 30*F. I've stayed out on colder nights. I...
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    Well, guess this one is out. Stinking soccer...

    Well, guess this one is out. Stinking soccer starts this weekend. Guess maybe I'll see everyone once soccer season is over.:mad::mad::(

    lost
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    How about penciling me in as definite maybe. Id...

    How about penciling me in as definite maybe. Id really like to tag along but I'll have to see how things go. That is my last weekend before classes start.

    Lost
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    Welcome fello Ohioan from Brown County! Lost

    Welcome fello Ohioan from Brown County!

    Lost
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    First,welcome to the forum! Second, I have...

    First,welcome to the forum!

    Second, I have used a walmart CCF blue waffle pad and a piece of reflectex in my DIY double layer hammock. I've used this set up down to 26* and was plenty warm. ...
  25. Wow that does sound temping.... The courses are...

    Wow that does sound temping.... The courses are Oragnic Chemistry 2, Calculus based Physics 2.







    Cat of 9 tails.....hmmmmm.... sounds like children play, have you ever taken organic...
  26. I'd love to come out as it would only be about an...

    I'd love to come out as it would only be about an hour and fifteen minute drive. However, I have 2 exams the Tuesday following the hang so I'll have to pass. Good luck all and be safe.
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    Thanks all for the kind words! It was a fun trip...

    Thanks all for the kind words! It was a fun trip overall. For those who asked we were at Eastfork State Park just east of Cincinnati.
    lost
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    Simple overnighter turned first solo

    Hello all! Well last night 1/1/12 was going to be a nice overnighter at a local state park before returning to school tomorrow. A last chance to clear my head before diving head long back into the...
  29. Hmmmmm let me think. Probably about 40 different...

    Hmmmmm let me think. Probably about 40 different alky stoves :rolleyes:

    A bunch of stuff sacks. Some super heavy hammock socks for those cold nights, I might even try some down. A TQ / UQ...
  30. Good luck gang and have a safe trip, I'll be...

    Good luck gang and have a safe trip, I'll be there in spirit! Get there safe and home safe and just remember, no pictures =didn't happen.:D

    pax,
    lost
  31. Well good evening all. You know the nationwide...

    Well good evening all. You know the nationwide insurance commercial that says sometimes life comes at you fast? Well it would appear that is how this week is turning out. At this point it looks...
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    Ben, Shoot me a PM. I've got one I just put...

    Ben,
    Shoot me a PM. I've got one I just put together this evening but it's too short for my wind screen set up. I'd be happy to pass it along as a PIF, I don't want anything for it just to know...
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    This place is totally amazing! I've been the...

    This place is totally amazing! I've been the participant in MANY forums over the years and the crowd here is by far the nicest! Its refreshing to post a question and nit have everyone talk down to...
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    What size would you pick?

    Hello again gang. Im trying to decide. I don't have the money to buy a good tarp before next weekend. So I'm thinking that I'm going to use a regular old poly tarp. But I can not seem to get the...
  35. I know this question will probably draw ridicule...

    I know this question will probably draw ridicule from the what it crowd. (Of which i'm a dues paying member ). Anyway, is anyone else bringing a good map or do I need to acquire one? Can anyone...
  36. Just trying to clarify in my own mind. Are we...

    Just trying to clarify in my own mind. Are we hiking in and camping or camping at the primitive campsite and day hiking out each day? I was assuming that we were hiking in and staying. Either way...
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    Count me in too! #2,#6

    Count me in too!
    #2,#6
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    Thank you all for the remarks! Yesterday hiding...

    Thank you all for the remarks! Yesterday hiding in my mail box was a little surprise.
    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i58/lostinthewuds/2011-12-17_23-03-19_11.jpg

    Now I don't have to worry...
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    Lessons learned in my first night out.

    Good evening all. Well last night I figured I would try out the new jumbo DIY hammock.

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i58/lostinthewuds/2011-12-17_13-23-12_814.jpg

    Temps were about 35*F and...
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    Ok we dodged the raindrops this afternoon and...

    Ok we dodged the raindrops this afternoon and finally got some pictures.
    Wow this thing is way wider than the GTUL.

    ...
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    Oops! I guess it is reflectex not insultex....

    Oops! I guess it is reflectex not insultex. :confused:
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    Overkill?

    Hello all. Well since its raining and we're trapped inside I worked on the under insulation a bit today. Here it is.
    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i58/lostinthewuds/2011-12-15_12-03-08_626.jpg...
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    Rain rain go away! Well gang, I'd love to post...

    Rain rain go away! Well gang, I'd love to post some more pics for everyone to see but it is raining to beat the band and the wind is blowing at about 30MPH. YUK!!!
    "The sun will come out tomorrow...
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    Nope. Not tonight as I don't have any under...

    Nope. Not tonight as I don't have any under insulation yet, and I have an early day tomorrow. Gonna pick up a wally world blue pad tomorrow and I just might spend tomorrow night in it. But im not...
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    Phase two complete!!

    Hello all. Well it is 12:16 am EST. I'm laying in the back yard in my newly sewn hammock! !! Boy its nice. And so far it hasn't failed! ;-) This pic is horrible but I promise better photos tomorrow....
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    Interested to hear the responses for this as it...

    Interested to hear the responses for this as it is exactly the same set up I'm planning on using later thus winter.

    lost
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    Well here's to hoping that I haven't stitched...

    Well here's to hoping that I haven't stitched them so much as to compromise their strength. Maybe I'll sleep in a helmet. ;-)
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    Count me in too!! Thanks

    Count me in too!! Thanks
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    Well half of phase two now complete. Since this...

    Well half of phase two now complete. Since this rip stop is 1.1 and I'm not exactly a little guy I figure I'll make this a double layer hammock. That will make the winter insulation a little easier...
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    Thanks for the heads up. You're correct, the...

    Thanks for the heads up. You're correct, the welds are not great but i hope that these rings are only temporary for the prototyping phase. I'd like some of those aluminum rings but they'll have to...
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