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  1. A Kindle version may come down the road, but I'm...

    A Kindle version may come down the road, but I'm not sure it will be worth the effort for me. I'll see what kind of demand is out there. Kindle has new requirements for digital and since my books are...
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    Yes, I have a similar list of "cool" things I'd...

    Yes, I have a similar list of "cool" things I'd like to have in the app. The challenge is development cost. I've received quotes from a few app development companies a few years ago and I quickly...
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    I've had several folks ask this and my response...

    I've had several folks ask this and my response is the same for both -- "why? when an off-center hang does the same thing?"

    Let me explain. First, the niche use where you can adjust the head or...
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    Updated Hammock Hang Calculator - 2021

    Hey friends!

    I've updated my hammock hang calculator, making it more functional and robust.

    https://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/

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    What's New:
  5. New Illustrated Hammock Basics Book NOW AVAILABLE!

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    Hey everyone! I want to announce I've published a new illustrated book on hammock basics! This is a much smaller, packable book that focuses on the essentials -- great for those looking for...
  6. Hey everyone! The book is published! This is a...

    Hey everyone! The book is published! This is a "soft launch" announcement just for HF as I'm tidying up some things on Amazon before my general announcement goes out.
    ...
  7. Hello! I'm nearly there. My original publication...

    Hello! I'm nearly there. My original publication date had to get pushed back and I made a few updates that I think are really important. I'm hoping to finish off the editing this weekend and then off...
  8. Announcing a new book - This book is NOT for you

    Hello HammockForums friends!

    I'd like to make a BIG announcement about a small new project I've been working on that will be publishing soon -- a new "mini" book on hammock basics.

    As the...
  9. Ooooh! I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks!...

    Ooooh! I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks!

    Have you tried it on various suspension types (e.g., amsteel + webbing; amsteel + amsteel; webbing + rope; etc.)?
  10. This is truly where definitions can matter, or...

    This is truly where definitions can matter, or where the distinction between knots matters.

    As was mentioned earlier, almost any knot can have the addition of a "slippery" end, be doubled, etc....
  11. Becket Hitch or Sheet Bend? ABOK and knot experts please!

    Hey folks, it's been a LONG while since I posted anything and I hope you're all well.

    Years ago when I was doing research for my book there was some discussion about the technical name for what...
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    Hey folks! I’m trying out the dynafly myself and...

    Hey folks! I’m trying out the dynafly myself and just survived two full days of typhoon rain. It was awesome! Lots of flooding here in Arizona. But the tarp held up amazingly well. No pooling on the...
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    I'm a hiker.

    I'm a hiker.
  14. I've read about that and would love to check it...

    I've read about that and would love to check it out. Count me in.
  15. Haha! Well, I'm not sure if that's a compliment...

    Haha! Well, I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not :) My signature has a few variations, but I think you got the hospital version :)

    I hope you enjoy the book.
  16. Yes. Several contacted me directly and I am...

    Yes. Several contacted me directly and I am looking into shipping options. Send me a PM.
  17. SOLD OUT Thanks to everyone who participated!...

    SOLD OUT
    Thanks to everyone who participated! The response was quick and overwhelming! Thank you. I will be ordering the books this week and ship them out as soon as possible!
    You can still...
  18. Oh. My. Goodness. I think I owe you a free...

    Oh. My. Goodness.

    I think I owe you a free book. No, that wasn't intended, but thank you. Ouch. That hurts. Let me check my master copy and see if I can get that fixed ASAP! Ouch. Ouch.
  19. The Ultimate Hang 2 Now Available - Special Autographed Copy for HF Members Only

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    Second Edition
    The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Camping Illustrated
    Special Hammock Forums autographed copy


    SOLD OUT
    Thanks to everyone who participated! The response was quick and...
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    Let me review my copy I marked up. Most of the...

    Let me review my copy I marked up. Most of the edits I made were minor, and didn't affect any data, things like an extra space before a period or in the appendix I switched styles and put periods...
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    That's a great idea! I'll get a post on my blog...

    That's a great idea! I'll get a post on my blog and put it there. Ping me in a few days.
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    Thanks all! Now, I hope you can forgive me...

    Thanks all!

    Now, I hope you can forgive me for missing the Farrimond Hitch :) It might be my Boy Scout background, but the Tautline Hitch is just such a staple and well-known "workhorse" hitch....
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    For those looking for the second edition in...

    For those looking for the second edition in either Kindle or paperback format, be sure to look for "Other formats and editions" link in the Amazon listing. What the good folks at Amazon told me was...
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    Hmm, that's interesting. I wonder if that is...

    Hmm, that's interesting. I wonder if that is connected with Amazon's Matchbook service? I was able to enable that feature for v2 so you can get the Kindle edition or vice-versa for a discount price....
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    I'm glad to hear! Thanks @Flash! I just...

    I'm glad to hear! Thanks @Flash!

    I just received notice that the paperback is back up and available.
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    Thanks for your offer! I appreciate it! I may...

    Thanks for your offer! I appreciate it! I may link to this review for sure!

    It's true -- no matter how often I've gone over the book, I always find something to edit. I paid a professional editor,...
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    We must have been writing at the same time :) My...

    We must have been writing at the same time :) My prior response gave the answer: I decided to make the change and I uploaded a new master file to Amazon yesterday. It takes about 24-hours for the...
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    You're welcome!

    You're welcome!
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    Thanks all. The paperback is temporarily...

    Thanks all. The paperback is temporarily unavailable because I made those edits that the OP mentioned. All new purchases will be the updated version. It takes about 24-hours to reflect the change so...
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    Oyi! What a great catch. I've fixed the...

    Oyi! What a great catch. I've fixed the measurement conversion AND the illustration (I'm not sure how I flubbed that!). The font in the table is 100% black, but it's a thin face. I'll change it to a...
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    WOW! Thanks for the great review! I'm _really_...

    WOW! Thanks for the great review! I'm _really_ glad the format worked for you. That was something I sweated over for months and months. I'd love to hear any specific feedback on making the charts...
  32. Let's give it a try!

    Let's give it a try!
  33. Is anyone, by chance, coming down from Flagstaff...

    Is anyone, by chance, coming down from Flagstaff besides me?
  34. I'm going to try and bake some fresh Tartine...

    I'm going to try and bake some fresh Tartine bread and also bring some sides. I'll see you all tomorrow night!
  35. Hey everyone, I don't check in on HF very often,...

    Hey everyone, I don't check in on HF very often, but I really love these group hangs. Someone asked to bring the Amok. I sold v3 but I have a v1 to show and sell. Unfortunately, I don't have the...
  36. I've marked this on my calendar! I'm planning to...

    I've marked this on my calendar! I'm planning to come down Thursday night and leave Saturday morning. I can being a few demo hammocks, if anyone is interested. Do we want to organize a group potluck...
  37. Thanks everyone for the good food, good company,...

    Thanks everyone for the good food, good company, and good times. I wish I could have stayed longer, but that's what I get for not following HF very often. Please send me an email next time an Arizona...
  38. I'm coming! I'll see you tonight (Friday). I...

    I'm coming! I'll see you tonight (Friday). I can't stay long, but I'm looking forward to it.
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    Shorten the shock cord.

    Shorten the shock cord.
  40. This can be a little deceptive. Are we talking...

    This can be a little deceptive. Are we talking about breaking point or working load limit?
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    That's coming up in the next edition.

    That's coming up in the next edition.
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    Wow, it's been a long while since I posted, and...

    Wow, it's been a long while since I posted, and getting through this thread was both insightful, interesting, and funny at times.

    I've been working with the LNT center to write a pamphlet on...
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    The calculator doesn't (yet) work with bridge...

    The calculator doesn't (yet) work with bridge hammocks, but the only real difference is that the hang point is _lower_ than a regular hammock because the spreader bars raise the hammock higher. I...
  44. I really enjoyed reading this post and seeing the...

    I really enjoyed reading this post and seeing the experimentation. That old Navy design is pretty ingenious.
  45. Excellent, thank you. A trip to Walmart will be...

    Excellent, thank you. A trip to Walmart will be appreciated. For the potluck what should I bring that fits? Salad, side, dessert?
  46. I've probably missed it, but can someone...

    I've probably missed it, but can someone summarize the dining accommodations/plans? As I will be flying in, I want to be prepared. I fully expect to feed and take care of myself ;) but I don't want...
  47. Okay. I can bring the Handy Hammock stand. I've...

    Okay. I can bring the Handy Hammock stand. I've modified mine a little to drop weight but that should be fine. I'm afraid the YATS will be too big to bring on the plane :)
  48. I'll see what I can fit. [emoji4]

    I'll see what I can fit. [emoji4]
  49. Oh, and the new Therm-a-rest hammock.

    Oh, and the new Therm-a-rest hammock.
  50. You know, I'm happy to sign books, so please...

    You know, I'm happy to sign books, so please bring them; it's not a problem. I'm planning on bringing a few copies that we can raffle off too. What might be more interesting is for me to bring a...
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