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    On the home front, I follow my Dad's mantra: "If...

    On the home front, I follow my Dad's mantra: "If it moves, it dies."

    In the woods, "If it's in my hammock, it dies." That goes for mosquitoes, moths, etc. I have yet to figure out how to apply...
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    I read the title and immediately thought of this...

    I read the title and immediately thought of this

    http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/minecraft.gamepedia.com/thumb/0/0a/Creeper.png/150px-Creeper.png?version=5fb2978b3d2ef850acc8148063654fd1
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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I'm not sure...

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I'm not sure how often I'll use it out in the wild, since I like a little more protection overhead. It was really just to see if I could follow the directions...
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    WTB: Found one, thanks

    Found one, thanks
  5. FS: I'll take the incubator. Pm inbound

    I'll take the incubator. Pm inbound
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    FS: If the deal falls through for any reason, I'll...

    If the deal falls through for any reason, I'll take it.
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    First DIY Tarp and thoughts

    Mornin!
    I just wanted to share my first DIY tarp that I finished up last night. It's the Asym design found over on diygearsupply (linky)

    I bought all the materials a year or two ago and never got...
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    FS: Ninjas are indeed fast! Sold to thebackupninja...

    Ninjas are indeed fast! Sold to thebackupninja and shipped.

    Mods, please close thread.
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    FS: Pair of Dutch Wasps

    SOLD SOLD SOLD!!

    Two Dutch Wasps for sale. I used them on maybe 1-2 trips with my Hennessy Hex, but I've since decided I like my continuous ridgeline better.
    $20 Shipped to continental US.
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    WTB: 20 Degree Hammock Gear Incubator

    Title pretty much says it all. Looking for a good condition Hammock Gear 20 degree incubator. I have a trip coming up in a little over a month from now that I'd like to use it on. If you have a 20...
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    Micro drone 2.0. It has mixed reviews, but it was...

    Micro drone 2.0. It has mixed reviews, but it was one of the cheapest with a camera, and it's small enough I'd actually consider fitting it in my pack.
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    I haven't gotten to use it yet (just ordered...

    I haven't gotten to use it yet (just ordered online), but my new luxury item will be a camera equipped micro drone. I'm looking forward to some unique aerial shots on my hikes.
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    What are you hanging from, and where is the other...

    What are you hanging from, and where is the other end anchored?? That's a long distance to stretch your suspension, given the forces involved. Is the main suspension piece a cable?
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    I'm in. Thanks for the offer! Haven't had a...

    I'm in. Thanks for the offer! Haven't had a chance to try out any BIAS gear yet. Fingers crossed!
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    I generally like to see signatures, but I too am...

    I generally like to see signatures, but I too am annoyed by the most giant ones. This very same discussion happened years ago on another forum to which I belong.

    Their solution:
    Limit font size...
  16. Thanks for all the great replies! I've always...

    Thanks for all the great replies! I've always been a gear and gadget guy, which is why I see the Atlas straps as sort of a cop-out. I always like to try out the latest and greatest stuff (and lighter...
  17. I need a Fool Proof suspension for my niece

    My 6 year old niece loves my hammock, and every time she comes to visit, she wants to know if I can hang my hammock up for her. So, I figured why not get her a nice little setup for Christmas?...
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    Count me in, please!

    Count me in, please!
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    Long ago I had issues getting the tarp taut, and...

    Long ago I had issues getting the tarp taut, and staying that way. My solution was to loosely set the CRL at the trees, get the tarp set, then go back and tension the CRL using the figure 9 as a...
  20. I'm not a grand trunk guy, or eno guy, or...

    I'm not a grand trunk guy, or eno guy, or warbonnet guy, etc. I am, however, a yukon outfitters guy. I was lured in by woot! a few years ago, bought a hammock, did some research, found HF.net, and...
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    Any updates? I've been trolling his site for the...

    Any updates? I've been trolling his site for the last few months waiting for this stuff to come back in stock. I sent an email on July 18th requesting a sil status update that has unfortunately gone...
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    WTB: Looking for a bug net

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    I'll take it. PM to follow.

    I'll take it. PM to follow.
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    I've hung everywhere from about 2" to nearly 5...

    I've hung everywhere from about 2" to nearly 5 feet, depending on the situation.
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    I used reflectix as a pad on a single layer...

    I used reflectix as a pad on a single layer hammock, and it made my back quite damp. I have some fleece to add to it as an experiment, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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    It will depend on how you're using them. How is...

    It will depend on how you're using them. How is the rest of your system designed? Are you using straps with climbing rings attached near the hammock, or are you using straps with toggles and whoopie...
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    So if I hunt with you, I'll gain supernatural...

    So if I hunt with you, I'll gain supernatural powers of sight? Count me in!!
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    I got my UCR from Dutch. His come with a prusik...

    I got my UCR from Dutch. His come with a prusik at the tail, and it got the job done just fine.
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    Well that went fast! I'll take it if for some...

    Well that went fast! I'll take it if for some reason the deal with youbet doesn't pan out.
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    Lots of good info here. I was sure that I had...

    Lots of good info here. I was sure that I had found the perfect system for me, but I haven't tried even half of these! I'm going to have to make one of each now!
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    Welcome! There are plenty of places in PA to 'get...

    Welcome! There are plenty of places in PA to 'get the hang' of this new hobby! :lol:

    Also, try not to watch too many of Shug's videos. You'll just end up wanting to buy more stuff!!:laugh:
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    I'll take the stove. PM inbound.

    I'll take the stove. PM inbound.
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    I had completely forgotten about that stuff -...

    I had completely forgotten about that stuff - thanks for the reminder!

    I had seen a demo video over a year ago and put it on my mental shopping list once it became available. Now I really need to...
  34. PineMartyn, I don't have a picture, but...

    PineMartyn,
    I don't have a picture, but hopefully this diagram will help. (not to scale)

    Gray = tree straps
    Blue = whoopie slings
    Black circle = climbing ring
    Red = amsteel soft shackle...
  35. I have a single climbing ring at each end of my...

    I have a single climbing ring at each end of my hammock as a rain break between my continuous amsteel loops and the rest of my suspension (whoopies and tree straps). My structural ridge line consists...
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    I have hung from a single tree before. It just so...

    I have hung from a single tree before. It just so happened to have two large branches about 90* from each other, about 7 feet up.
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    You can plan and prep all you want, but since...

    You can plan and prep all you want, but since your hammock hasn't arrived yet, I'd say keep your options open. You may find your tastes to be quite different than what your research here will tell...
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    I should certainly hope so!! Bring on the 36+...

    I should certainly hope so!! Bring on the 36+ foot tree straps!!! :lol:
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    What a first post. Welcome, from an engineer!

    What a first post. Welcome, from an engineer!
  40. Be aware that the 11'6" length measurement also...

    Be aware that the 11'6" length measurement also incorporates the heavy rope and s-hook suspension. Finished hammock length is more like 9'6" or 10'.

    I bought one last time they were listed, and...
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    I bought one last time they were around. I...

    I bought one last time they were around. I swapped out the heavy rope for larps-headed whoopies, then added tree straps and toggles.

    It's darn comfy, and I still love it!

    Edit: don't believe...
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    Wait wait wait - let me get this straight here......

    Wait wait wait - let me get this straight here... you're going to wait for good weather to hang a tarp, which you'll promptly test out with a sprinkler? :lol::lol:
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    That's pretty slick. I was definitely not...

    That's pretty slick. I was definitely not expecting him to use the tripods in that manner.
  44. I got mine from Hobby Lobby, but Joann's has...

    I got mine from Hobby Lobby, but Joann's has similar stock.
  45. You may have better luck if you're polite. :lol:...

    You may have better luck if you're polite. :lol:

    I've made two full body reflextix pads - one for me and one for the wife. They do tend to get a bit clammy with condensation. One of my plans for a...
  46. NOW you tell me! :lol:

    NOW you tell me! :lol:
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    Ha! I just did that with one of my arrows, and I...

    Ha! I just did that with one of my arrows, and I do believe I used the exact same pipe cutter. :lol:
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    Nice new car! :shades: Are you on any of the...

    Nice new car! :shades:

    Are you on any of the subaru enthusiast forums? If I'm not mistaken, that is the subaru awd badge...
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    I've never had any issues with my ENO atlas...

    I've never had any issues with my ENO atlas straps - they must be a different material than the other ENO straps. At the time I was using them I was 270 lbs, and I had no overnight stretch. I've...
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    I'm in a similar situation: My wife told me the...

    I'm in a similar situation: My wife told me the only way she was going to sleep in a hammock is if it was bright pink.

    I got a 90"x156" pink taffeta tablecloth from the tablecloth factory for less...
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