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    Old thread, but I thought about it as I was...

    Old thread, but I thought about it as I was washing some hammocks last night...

    At some point we'll start adding labels to them, but here's the rough method I use (it's good for a light cleaning...
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    I dig it! She does nice work.

    I dig it! She does nice work.
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    OK, we're giving away MORA knives. Razor sharp...

    OK, we're giving away MORA knives. Razor sharp (sharpest knife I've ever pulled out of the box). Kitchen style. Easy grip. Order a BIAS Nano Buginator - http://www.buttinasling.com/bbu.html - and...
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    $5 price drop on GT Skeeter Beeter UL.

    $5 price drop on GT Skeeter Beeter UL.
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    they're all yours!

    they're all yours!
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    You got it.

    You got it.
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    You got it.

    You got it.
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    Thanks, hk201! Both pot and kukri are yours.

    Thanks, hk201! Both pot and kukri are yours.
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    Per the rules, you both claimed the Stoic Pot,...

    Per the rules, you both claimed the Stoic Pot, but hk201 got to it first. Sorry, JP. Thanks to you both.
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    SOLD: Gear Closet Cleanout

    I've got to clean out some things as part of my new year's commitment and desire to keep the new house clean and the not-so-new wife of 19 years happy. Here's what's for sale. Paypal only....
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    The ridgeline on a BIAS is 108". This equates to...

    The ridgeline on a BIAS is 108". This equates to near the 83 percent recommendation that HF members have generally settled on as being close to ideal. We recommend at least six inches of overlap on...
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    Black Friday Deals!

    It's here and the deals are back.
    1) A Weight Weenie Kit including hammock with knotty mod, suspension kit and Nano Buginator at a 20 percent discount.
    2) A Hiker Lite Kit including hammock,...
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    A buginator deal is on the page. We're offering...

    A buginator deal is on the page. We're offering our Nano Buginator (nearly 2 oz. lighter than the standard Buginator) for the same price as the regular. This is a $15 savings!
  14. Thread: Considering...

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    I've got two hammocks that will ship by Monday....

    I've got two hammocks that will ship by Monday. Those are the last two that are "behind."
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    The Christmas Specials/Black Friday page has gone...

    The Christmas Specials/Black Friday page has gone live. We're offering a Weight Weenie package with hammock, bug net, suspension kit and an added knotty mod at a big discount. Also offering a Hiker...
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    I did have some email issues; more importantly, I...

    I did have some email issues; more importantly, I sort of hit a wall lately. Family is moving, work is busy and the hammock thing is crazy. I am also getting tons of emails daily and trying as best I...
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    Agreed. Run some thread through the edge of the...

    Agreed. Run some thread through the edge of the holes and connect back across to the other side. Bet it will work fine.
  18. Thread: Hiker Lite...

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    The hiker was a late addition to the line (less...

    The hiker was a late addition to the line (less press on it because it hasn't been out as long). Also, it's sort of one of our middle of the line hammocks. It's light, not impressively so. As heyyou...
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    I was out of town... just got home. Sorry for any...

    I was out of town... just got home. Sorry for any reply failures.
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    Same here for my daughter. Birth to high school...

    Same here for my daughter. Birth to high school senior in a few short years. Where does time go?
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    Wait times have taken a hit, but are returning to "normal"

    Really fell behind with spring orders, but things are normalizing. We sent out 16 packages yesterday. I'd say most orders are in the 2-3 week range right now. There was a slight lull in orders and...
  22. Sounds like a good tarp/cost/size. Please report...

    Sounds like a good tarp/cost/size. Please report back on how it works for you when you've done a few nights in it.

    Thanks!
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    Q: Climashield in DL HikerLite?

    Good answer. Thanks, Paul. I know you have lots of experience with it... We really don't.
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    Thanks for all the great feedback.

    Thanks for all the great feedback.
  25. Thread: WWM Double?

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    The weights include all but the ridgeline...

    The weights include all but the ridgeline (hammock, channel loops, sack, sack cord and cordlock). The weights were taken pre-ridgeline included. The standard fixed 9' ridgeline weighs .2 oz. Add that...
  26. Thread: WWM Double?

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    I don't have one, but based on what I've seen in...

    I don't have one, but based on what I've seen in pics and read, I'd bet you're on the mark. We based our assessments off the spec sheet. We could shave an ounce or more by going to their same specs,...
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    Awesome. We appreciate the love and apologize in...

    Awesome. We appreciate the love and apologize in advance for the wait times. We're trying here...
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    Best tarp for a BIAS hammock?

    We get asked about tarps a lot, particularly as they relate to longer hammocks. I'd love to create this as a reference thread to help current and future BIAS hammock owners. Will BIAS hammock owners...
  29. Backwoods Daydreamer has some good, inexpensive...

    Backwoods Daydreamer has some good, inexpensive stakes that I like and use:
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/products-page/metal-hardware/

    Also, your local Walmart or Academy Sports store may...
  30. This is exactly right. One more thing to...

    This is exactly right.

    One more thing to consider... In summer I often use a 114" x 114" tarp turned on on the diagonal. While this is not ideal in cold conditions, it's awesome to get air flow...
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    My sales skills would have to be good, but that...

    My sales skills would have to be good, but that looks similar to two prototypes I engineered and decided against. The key difference being that I used a solid piece of cloth instead of an open...
  32. Thread: best setup

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    Go 64". At your height, you would be one of the...

    Go 64". At your height, you would be one of the folks who could make good use of that extra room. The knotty is an area of stretch that gathers at opposite sides/ends. Head area/foot area for...
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    I moved to and lived in Troy, AL (and was the...

    I moved to and lived in Troy, AL (and was the managing editor of The Troy Messenger) for two years. I really loved that town and that area. I was promoted out of there, but there were many times when...
  34. Thread: best setup

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    I want you to buy our stuff, but I find little...

    I want you to buy our stuff, but I find little wrong with this reply. NAILED IT.

    I use two suspensions: 1) 100 inch straps with toggles (Caveman says buckles... both accomplish the same thing......
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    Welcome from a former Trojan (Troy, AL)! You'll...

    Welcome from a former Trojan (Troy, AL)! You'll love it here.
  36. Thread: Camper XL

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    It's about a week out.

    It's about a week out.
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    I have a Leighlo 30 degree UQ and it's divine.

    I have a Leighlo 30 degree UQ and it's divine.
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    It could be better. My kids want to "sew" for...

    It could be better. My kids want to "sew" for their "projects" but we don't "sew" we "operate thread injectors" and, furthermore, we can't teach "sewing techniques" we can teach bar tacks and...
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    There's some disagreement there. I weighed it out...

    There's some disagreement there. I weighed it out and my calculations come up with 1.0. Others call it 1.1. Not sure. It's pretty academic. I also misidentified the pattern as marpat camo instead of...
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    Poll: I don't smoke and I don't like smelling smoke (as...

    I don't smoke and I don't like smelling smoke (as a child I suffered from asthma attacks), but I'd buy a hammock from a smoker because washings would eventually cure it. Soak it in a bucket of suds...
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    Another BIAS(ed?) review

    dejoha, also known as author Derek Hansen (whose book "The Ultimate Hang" I purchased and read before we sent him a hammock and that I would encourage any hammocker to read) did a review of the...
  42. Thread: Camper XL

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    Definitely want to see that. Enjoy your trip....

    Definitely want to see that. Enjoy your trip. BIAS hammock coming soon.:lol:
  43. Thread: Camper XL

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    Spaceweasel is a backpacker and he's often torn....

    Spaceweasel is a backpacker and he's often torn. I've had this talk with him. He takes the lighter hammock on his hikes, but uses his XL for lounging and on car camping escapades (if memory serves)....
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    You may have escaped the wrath of your banker,...

    You may have escaped the wrath of your banker, but mine rolled over at 5 a.m. and said "What are you doing?" and peered deeply into my tablet.

    "Uh. Nothing."

    "What did you buy?"

    "Why are we...
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    Cliff: I'll take the quilt. I'll have it paid by...

    Cliff: I'll take the quilt. I'll have it paid by 9 a.m. PM inbound.
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    18 packages went out yesterday. More will be...

    18 packages went out yesterday. More will be going out this week.
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    Just catching up after a few days off HF. Funny...

    Just catching up after a few days off HF. Funny stuff. Good problem to have, Lee!
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    That, my kite flying friend, is the point! Thanks...

    That, my kite flying friend, is the point! Thanks for supporting HF. For us, it's an amazing value. One of my favorite threads for its awesome feedback was one about camp food... can't get that...
  49. Thread: ?bias?

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    It's been busy. It's hard to complain when...

    It's been busy. It's hard to complain when customers support your work. That said, we've got customers who are or will be complaining if we don't get moving and we're pretty dog tired. My focus is on...
  50. Thread: ?bias?

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    Yeah... I found out, too, that it wasn't...

    Yeah... I found out, too, that it wasn't revolutionary. Apparently they make something that already fits this niche -- a tent.:lol:
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