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    WTB: I have one for sale. Are you still looking?

    I have one for sale. Are you still looking?
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    As a retired Pest Control Operator, I will chime...

    As a retired Pest Control Operator, I will chime in and say that the best use for un-needed mixtures is to apply them according to label instructions.

    Do you have any friends with houses? A...
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    A much cheaper and safer solution may be to...

    A much cheaper and safer solution may be to invest in a 30 watt soldering iron with a cutting tip attachment. Kills two birds with one stone (cutting and sealing) but it won't kill James Bond ("No...
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    Yes, the WBSF is quite a tarp. It kept me dry...

    Yes, the WBSF is quite a tarp. It kept me dry during a 12+ hour breezy deluge a couple of falls ago. I cannot ask for more.

    Regarding seam sealing - try Permatex flowable windshield sealant from...
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    I am no mathematician, but I do know that the...

    I am no mathematician, but I do know that the shorter the legs of the triangle (amsteel lines) the greater the compression force on the base (the aluminum poles). Examples of extremes would be, say...
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    Pressing engagements!

    MAHHA and then two days later I depart for a self-supported ride on the GAP Trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. I wish someone had told me that retirement was going to be so exhausting!

    Jim...
  7. All of you have a great time. I am going to lend...

    All of you have a great time. I am going to lend a hand at the Ohiopyle PA VFD Buckwheat festival, so I will not be attending. Will sorely miss the campfires!

    Jim
  8. I like it! Another opportunity to buy Dutchware....

    I like it! Another opportunity to buy Dutchware.

    Jim
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    The attached pic is my main reason for hanging. ...

    The attached pic is my main reason for hanging. This was at Husky Haven in June.

    HH is great for hanging.

    The COE campground at Confluence forbids it (lack of trees as well). Paddlers...
  10. Thread: Wbb mods

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    Being a "big guy" I am not as flexy as some of...

    Being a "big guy" I am not as flexy as some of the ectomorphs on this board. Had trouble reaching the foot-end zipper pull so I attached a 12" section of light cord to the pull, effectively making a...
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    Yeah, I know about the strap's intended use, but...

    Yeah, I know about the strap's intended use, but as you said if properly set there is no need to do so. Slightly foot-high and all is well.

    Jim
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    Amsteel is, I believe, not a good choice for...

    Amsteel is, I believe, not a good choice for threading descending loops as a cinch buckle.

    I seem to remember reading posts that cautioned against that practice as it severely pinches the fibers....
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    Gogrillz pretty much covered all aspects of a...

    Gogrillz pretty much covered all aspects of a good hang for a 250, IMO.

    One thing that I find an improvement is that I replaced the rope suspension with straps and buckles from Arrowhead...
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    Sadly, you have started down the road to HG...

    Sadly, you have started down the road to HG Madness. MADNESS, I SAY!

    I, too started out with "just 1 Incubator". I thought I could say "NO" anytime I wished. But then I decided I needed (as...
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    I gotta agree with the posters who believe you...

    I gotta agree with the posters who believe you are hanging the hammock too tightly.

    Hennessey directions are what I initially followed, and they say to stretch tightly. But I now follow the 30...
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    I'm in McCandless, retired, with too many...

    I'm in McCandless, retired, with too many hammocks to my name. I occasionally get over that way to ride on the Montour Trail, so any excuse to hang as well as ride is good with me. I love sitting...
  17. Thread: Pillow

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    I am a side sleeper, and need a pillow to align...

    I am a side sleeper, and need a pillow to align my neck with my spine. I started off with a Thermo Rest pillow, small size, but it was too thick. Ripped a seam and removed about half the filling...
  18. Welcome to the Fold. I had one of the original...

    Welcome to the Fold.

    I had one of the original Hennessey Hammocks (back when they were yellow and blue) and I gave it to my neice who was going to El Salvadore with the Peace Corps. She used it...
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    Arrived home from a weekend trip to Ohiopyle Pa ...

    Arrived home from a weekend trip to Ohiopyle Pa

    And waiting in the mailbox was my Tree Table! Alas, no chance to use it until a 5 day GAP trail trip in early June.

    Jim
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    Triangle buckles are my hammock water breaks. ...

    Triangle buckles are my hammock water breaks. Virtually foolproof.

    But now I use continuous ridgelines under the tarp (I like to have places to hang clothing) and have had shirts get damp in...
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    I have used NRS straps with great success. ...

    I have used NRS straps with great success.

    http://www.nrs.com/product/1440/nrs-1-hd-tie-down-straps

    These are rated at 1500#, including the buckle. Bombproof. None better. Not part of my...
  22. I have used a serape (home-made) Take two...

    I have used a serape (home-made)

    Take two cheap thin fleece throws, sew the edges together leaving holes for your head and arms, and you are done. A bonus is that it will act as additional...
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    Camp Nanos. Small, strong, and just enough...

    Camp Nanos.

    Small, strong, and just enough heft to allow slinging your webbing around a big tree when setting up. For me, gold at the head end and silver at the foot.

    Jim
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    Hey Birch..... I am a bit concerned that you...

    Hey Birch.....

    I am a bit concerned that you are loading your carabiners in such a way that they were not designed for. Might result in gate damage, but I doubt that the 'biner body would fail...
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    I have been using Kelty Trip Tease with excellent...

    I have been using Kelty Trip Tease with excellent results.

    Jim
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    "Note to self. no grey floors........"

    And I was thinking that the Dutch Shop would have a smooth epoxy-coated concrete floor like an aircraft hanger! In light grey.

    Jim
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    Congratulations Dutch!

    I wish I could attend, but that day is the 50th Anneversary BBQ for Wilderness Voyageurs (Youghiogheny River raft trip outfitters) and I am committed. Or should be committed.

    BTW, were your...
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    Ordered mine today! Saw it at MAHHA and fell...

    Ordered mine today!

    Saw it at MAHHA and fell in love. I had DIY'd a tree table, but it was nowhere as sophisticated as 2QZQ's version. Looking forward to delivery.

    Jim
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    Priceless [o]TTeR! Jim

    Priceless [o]TTeR!

    Jim
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    "The New New Name Tags Are Here!" "The New New...

    "The New New Name Tags Are Here!"
    "The New New Name Tags Are Here!"
    "The New New Name Tags Are Here!"

    (Paraphrasing Steve Martin in The Jerk.)

    Thanks to all the folks who made this happen. ...
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    Another fan if Permatex. No thinning, penetrates...

    Another fan if Permatex. No thinning, penetrates stitches well, easy to apply.

    Jim
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    Ummmm...........Earplugs weigh next to nothing. ...

    Ummmm...........Earplugs weigh next to nothing. Just sayin'

    Jim
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    I use a Hammock Buddy (TM)

    Just don't leave your boots on the ground midpoint of your rig!

    Jim
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    Ahhhh. The proverbial campfire debate

    and we don't even have a campfire burning to sit around!

    Jim
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    Whoopie slings are lighter than webbing and buckles.

    Other than that, I cannot see any big advantage, and I have tried them on my Clark.

    1. Webbing/buckles make fine adjustments so easy.
    2. Webbing/buckles with carabiners or Dutch clips usually...
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    that it can be adjusted to fit tightly when needed, and loosened when not. Loosening the protector also helps regulate temperature.

    Jim
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    Regarding the pole mods....

    I was inspired by a post to make simple, no-sew mods to my WBSF and I love it!

    The way the poles "square off" the profile adds much living space, and IMO finding an anchor for side pull-outs that...
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    Finally some pictures to explain

    Hope tis sheds some light.

    Jim
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    So tempting, but

    I will be in eastern PA for the holiday.

    But if anyone wishes to do a spring trip when the leaves are popping and flowers blooming please post!

    Jim
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    I guess I should review my Zero Deg Incubator.........

    "Zero Deg Incubator good!"


    Jim
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    Yet more pics

    Thanks to everyone I met for the fine weekend. My first MAHHA, but not my last.

    Jim
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    Never saw that system before. Good one.

    But my goal was to use the least number of components, as I use an all-in-one strap/carabiner system, and didn't want to add any more components.

    Jim
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    I have WB or AHE straps on all my hammocks.

    They are, I believe, 15 ft. I figure that if the trees are really large that the abrasive force is spread over a greater area, and if the trees are really far apart I can pad the straps with...
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    New Math: 1" = 2" for tree straps

    There was a very long discussion in this thread (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=81462) and I got to thinking (dangerous!) and I believe there is a quick and expedient solution....
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    How was Ambler's bourbon?

    Inquiring minds want to know..........

    Jim
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    12-18 inches may be too extreme

    I also have a NX-250, and I normally hang with the foot end about 6" higher. The main reason is to center your center of mass so you don't slide too much in either direction.

    Are you a back or...
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    Just got home

    after a third night at Watoga - Thanks to WV and HF for the free campsite Sunday night.

    I have been frequenting Watoga for over 30 years, sometimes alone, sometimes with small groups, and I can...
  48. Departing St.Albans WV early morning.

    Of course, "early" depends on if I have trouble with my back. As in getting it off the bed. One way or another, I have a 3 hr drive and plan on being there before noon.

    Jim
  49. Bears?

    I have camped at the Riverside and Beaver Creek campgrounds since the early 80s. While I have not been bothered by bears, I have seen them in both campgrounds. Treat foods accordingly. This area is...
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    Polyester. Wins. Hands. Down.

    Available from many vendors here on HF.

    Jim
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