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    Thank you lindrome! That's very, very helpful. ...

    Thank you lindrome! That's very, very helpful.

    I'm such a chowderhead. I was thinking I had to create a length of elastic to connect the hook on the hammock body and then attach that elastic to...
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    Hi lindrome. Sorry for the confusion. I was...

    Hi lindrome. Sorry for the confusion. I was hoping to get an idea of how to use the underquilt hooks on the Sparrow for connecting to the underquilt to the hammock body.

    Thanks!
    Bruce
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    Recently received an 11' Sparrow in 2.2 hex 70...

    Recently received an 11' Sparrow in 2.2 hex 70 with an Orioles theme; :lol:

    http://www.dream-hammock.com/order_detail.html?order=3398

    I chose the hex70 fabric because I'm conservative as well...
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    Hi lindrome. Curious how you attached the quilt...

    Hi lindrome. Curious how you attached the quilt to the hammock. Would you mind posting a pic? I've looked at a couple different options for attaching my full length Hammock Gear quilts to my...
  5. It's really too bad that DEET does such a job on...

    It's really too bad that DEET does such a job on plastics and gear (and I REALLY don't like the smell). It's a terrific repellent!

    Have used picaridin from Off! on skin for the past couple...
  6. First outdoor deployment: Rafting this past...

    First outdoor deployment: Rafting this past weekend with Scouts. Camped at Ohiopyle State Park. It started raining soon after we got set up (~ 11PM) and continued off an on throughout the weekend. ...
  7. It's here! It's here! The hammock is here! ...

    It's here! It's here! The hammock is here!

    First impressions: its's beautiful! Georgeous Oriole's themed hammock to not only support the best team in baseball, but also bright orange so I can...
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    @ Mountnormal: Congratulations! Sounds like...

    @ Mountnormal: Congratulations! Sounds like you've really jumped in with both feet! I would expect that you will be very happy with that set up. And, if you get more experience and decide that...
  9. BTW: Am using Hammock Gear UQs. I'm curious if...

    BTW: Am using Hammock Gear UQs. I'm curious if there are others that have used this combo and how the UQ hooks work with Hammock Gear UQs???

    Thanks!
    Bruce
  10. Adding to the post count: another Sparrow ordered

    After reading voluminous posts and comments, drooling over pictures of others set ups, contemplating all of the various options, I finally pulled the trigger on an 11' Sparrow. Looking forward to a...
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    Hi Paul. Congratulations on your new UQ!!!...

    Hi Paul. Congratulations on your new UQ!!! HammockGear stuff is really, really nice.

    As you can tell by the responses here, different set ups work for different people. The good news is that...
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    Welcome from another Scoutmaster! Both (being a...

    Welcome from another Scoutmaster! Both (being a SM and a hammock camper) are a hoot and a half!

    I too started with hammocks while camping in order to be as comfortable as possible and to get as...
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    @carl. Depends...what are the temps you're...

    @carl. Depends...what are the temps you're talking about? What's the UQ temp rating compared to the outside temps? Are you car camping or backpacking? How have you done when using a mat?

    I...
  14. How about, "Aren't you afraid you're gonna fall...

    How about, "Aren't you afraid you're gonna fall out?"

    I've got to admit, I've successfully recruited boys to our Troop because of my hammocking! I've also converted one of our ASMs to hanging. ...
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    Another MD hanger here from Howard County! Any...

    Another MD hanger here from Howard County! Any more news on a group hang?

    Thanks!
    Bruce
  16. Awesome (yes, I said awesome!) video! My 14...

    Awesome (yes, I said awesome!) video!

    My 14 year old and I enjoy your videos. He hasn't seen this one yet...he may get a chance today while school is off. In my part of Maryland, getting 5 - 6...
  17. Btw. Link to tablecloths that can be used for...

    Btw. Link to tablecloths that can be used for making your own hammock...
    http://www.tableclothsfactory.com/tablecloths-Table-Linens-Chair-Covers-Sashes-s/132.htm

    Lots of folks have success with...
  18. Welcome to the forums and the madness! It's no...

    Welcome to the forums and the madness! It's no big deal...everyone starts somewhere. Couple questions...have you slept in a hammock before? Do you have to deal with bugs when you camp?

    If you...
  19. @Jimbo: I'm only 5'11", but I really like the...

    @Jimbo: I'm only 5'11", but I really like the lie (lay?) of the 12 foot hammock. Just not fond of floppy extra side fabric....at least, not to sleep in. I have two nieces that love playing in the...
  20. I persoanlly don't have a thread injector. ...

    I persoanlly don't have a thread injector. However, with holiday travels to visit family, there may be an opportunity to borrow one for a modest project. I'd figured 65" would be OK, but wanted to...
  21. Quick question: what width for 12 foot hammock?

    Quick question: what width would you recommend for a 12 foot hammock? I've used the Tablecloth factory crinkle taffeta before, but the 156" length tablecloths are 90" wide...90" is too wide for me....
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    Re: 12 foot hammocks: make one! People have...

    Re: 12 foot hammocks: make one! People have had terrific success with these crinkle taffeta tablecloths, errrr....I mean, hammock blanks. :D

    http://www.tableclothsfactory.com/SearchResults.asp...
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    Wahoo! Sounds like everything is going well in...

    Wahoo! Sounds like everything is going well in the new digs! Will look forward to seeing the pics as well as the new gear.

    Bruce
  24. Good suggestion folks! @Dammfast...interesting...

    Good suggestion folks! @Dammfast...interesting approach. I was cinching ever tighter to try to get it to stay put. Will also look to clip a biner to get it to stay as well.

    Bruce
  25. New River with WBBB: how do you deal with shoulder slip?

    Hi all. I'm hoping someone will have suggestions for adjusting the New River so that it stays in place with a Blackbird. Was out this weekend with Scouts and ended up having the UQ slip off the...
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    BTW: That's a pot from the Batchstovez.com cook...

    BTW: That's a pot from the Batchstovez.com cook kit. Nice stuff from Batchstovez!

    Bruce
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    @ DAdamEich: Yep, gotta have coffee that tastes...

    @ DAdamEich: Yep, gotta have coffee that tastes like coffee! Especially when the crows wake you up early. When we camp with Scouts, I generally bring along something like Starbucks Sumatra to go...
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    Back yard hang: gear test!

    I have not had a chance to do much hanging recently, so I arranged to do a gear test this past weekend in the back yard. Tried out some triangle thingies from Arrowhead on the Hammock Gear UQ. Also...
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    I've used the Nite Ize zipper pulls as well as...

    I've used the Nite Ize zipper pulls as well as the Streamlight Nanolight. ...
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    Spent a week in the WBBB at Scout camp and LOVED...

    Spent a week in the WBBB at Scout camp and LOVED it! This was my first year as Scoutmaster for summer camp. Definitely an experience...tiring, rewarding, inspiring, draining, and entertaining as...
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    I'm a little sad. This sounds like great time! ...

    I'm a little sad. This sounds like great time! Unfortunately, that weekend is the same weekand as Webelos-O-Ree...one of the biggest Scout activities all year. have fun all!

    Bruce
  32. I'm too much of a noob to offer much in regards...

    I'm too much of a noob to offer much in regards to specific gear....i'm still figuring stuff out. If I had to offer advice, I'd suggest some general observations from my limited experience.

    1. ...
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    @Jibbers: very strong, ultra light, water proof...

    @Jibbers: very strong, ultra light, water proof non-woven material originally used for high end sails for racing yatchs.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuben_Fiber

    Great material for a whole...
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    Why not try one of the home brew options? ...

    Why not try one of the home brew options? Tablecloth hammocks are inexpensive and quite comfy. You can at least let him try out the hammock for a modest price to see if he really does like it.
    ...
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    I'm actually very tempted to get some and spray...

    I'm actually very tempted to get some and spray an old tent rain fly and floor that needs a new coat of DWR to see if it works.

    Bruce
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    Q: has anyone tried this yet?

    Hi folks. There were a couple threads on this superhydrophobic spray after a promotional video was released a couple years ago. Hadn't seen anything recently.
    7is6r6zXFDc

    I'm wondering if there...
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    @ hppyfngy: Dop! Wish I'd seen that picture and...

    @ hppyfngy: Dop! Wish I'd seen that picture and post!

    Bruce
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    Another stand. Had made one previously, but...

    Another stand.

    Had made one previously, but didn't like the way the ridge pole and hammock connected to the tee pees. Went to the local hardware store to investigate options. Ended up using two...
  39. Thread: Stupid Ticks

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    Hey mattyoc: sorry to hear about the Lyme...

    Hey mattyoc: sorry to hear about the Lyme disease. Sounds like you caught it early, which is one of the biggest factors in determining the progression of disease. If treated early, the VAST...
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    FYI: may also want to consider getting some Dutch...

    FYI: may also want to consider getting some Dutch bling for your tarp suspension.
    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/tarps.html
    Simple Single Dutch tarp line seems like one of the easiest ways to...
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    No hiking...wife is working Sat so I will be...

    No hiking...wife is working Sat so I will be taking care of the 14 year old. It's my son's first official day of summer vacation. Will finish up the TurtleDog stand, then have some backyard hanging...
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    Can't wait for the weekend! Definitely time for...

    Can't wait for the weekend! Definitely time for some "therapy". :D

    Bruce
  43. Thread: Earthquake

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    Small temblors can be quite entertaining. ...

    Small temblors can be quite entertaining.

    Example: While my then girlfriend was visiting me in San Diego (circa 1992), she experienced her first earthquake. She didn't realize what was happening...
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    Interesting concept. Curious about others...

    Interesting concept. Curious about others thoughts on the insulation vs. the temp rating. The 40 degree model has 5.5 ounces of down. That seems someone light to match those stated temp ratings. ...
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    Unfortunately, the answer is, "it depends". ...

    Unfortunately, the answer is, "it depends".

    Need to consider the conditions...is it wet, is it windy, is it humid, what's the temperature change expected, etc.
    Need to consider how you sleep...do...
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    Just received shipping info on an Incubator, 40...

    Just received shipping info on an Incubator, 40 degree, long, with three oz of additional down. Ohboyohboyohboyohboy!!!!!!!!

    Bruce
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    @Likeapuma: interesting that you mention folks...

    @Likeapuma: interesting that you mention folks with bad backs yet being interested in hammocks. That's a good thing! The response I've gotten from several of the other program staff has been, "Not...
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    Just had the Blackbird on it's maiden voyage for...

    Just had the Blackbird on it's maiden voyage for our Scout outing two weekends ago. There was another hammock present as well, but just for lounging. There are some boys planning to use hammocks at...
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    Hey Brute. Thanks for the idea. I'd actually...

    Hey Brute. Thanks for the idea. I'd actually tried using binder clips in the past and did not have success keeping them clipped to both the UQ and hammock body. Some stayed in place, others...
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    Half night of firsts

    Last night was a half night of firsts. I'd decided to treat myself to a Christmas present of a WBBB. It arrived before the holiday, but our lives had been too nutty to find a time to get away and...
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