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  1. Thread: Harvesting down

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    Thanks Backpackerguy. After posting the question...

    Thanks Backpackerguy. After posting the question on here I was able to find the detail about the quilts online. The maker states the quilts are stuffed with 34 ounces of 650 fill. Both quilts for $60...
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    This is most likely the one you are asking about...

    This is most likely the one you are asking about

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/48444-DIY-Down-Top-Quilt-Measurement-Spreadsheet
  3. Awesome job! I actually just found your youtube...

    Awesome job! I actually just found your youtube channel last night and watched this video and the recent top quilt you did with the square footbox. Your videos and design have influenced me greatly...
  4. Thread: Harvesting down

    by Ra66it
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    Harvesting down

    I am contemplating my first set of DIY TQ/UQ's.
    I found on my local craigslist two full size comforters with original packaging stating they are filled with 650 fill power goose down.
    They are...
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    Great job. I'm about to attempt my first tarp and...

    Great job. I'm about to attempt my first tarp and think this is the route I may take. Thanks for the post!
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    ORF, My father-in-law tried the log perch method...

    ORF, My father-in-law tried the log perch method one frosty morning while out hunting. The log was supported on one end by a stump and was covered in an invisible sheet of ice. Needless to say he had...
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    Amsteel

    I noticed you are in FL. If you have a West Marine near you or another boatin supply store you can get the Amsteel 7/64 there. It is a stock item where I am on the Chesapeake Bay. It's common for...
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    I have a 2qt (I think) in mu pack that I take...

    I have a 2qt (I think) in mu pack that I take camping with me. Not too heavy and I have an old plastic Folgers coffee can I keep my eating utensils, and a few other small things, in and it nests...
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    The big weekend is coming up! Our first outing in...

    The big weekend is coming up! Our first outing in the hammocks is scheduled for May 18-20. I will be sure to let everyone know how it goes.

    Thanks for all the input!
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    ABSOLUTELY!!!! I never leave home without mine!!

    ABSOLUTELY!!!! I never leave home without mine!!
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    Great point about the cost. That is my plan to...

    Great point about the cost. That is my plan to eventually/ gradually upgrade all of the gear I have. I'll just keep an eye on the ends for wear until then. I was really looking at short term, i...
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    Haha! That's #4 on the list behind bourbon,...

    Haha! That's #4 on the list behind bourbon, whiskey, and bourbon...
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    All excellent suggestions!

    All excellent suggestions!
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    An UQ is on the list of things to buy/ make. For...

    An UQ is on the list of things to buy/ make. For now I'm going to pack my light sleeping bag, although I rarely get in it while camping, usually just lay on top of it..
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    I've never been a coffee drinker But I have...

    I've never been a coffee drinker But I have experienced folks suffering Folgers withdraw... it wasn't pretty at all!!!

    My caffeine comes from the Coca-Cola in my mixed drinks! HaHa
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    BOURBON is already #1,2, and 3 on my list!!!!!!...

    BOURBON is already #1,2, and 3 on my list!!!!!! HaHa. All others are great suggestions. Where did you get the down booties? make/model? Or DIY?
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    That one thing...

    Ok... While planning our first hang, hopefully in the very near future, I have been going over the list of things to bring/ do to get ready.

    That being said, I would like to ask everyone on HF......
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    lazy river road, I live in North East Anne...

    lazy river road, I live in North East Anne Arundel County... not far from the Key Bridge on IS 695. I'd love to hook up and "hang" out and jaw about gear! I'll PM you and see when we could get...
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    I didn't consider the movement of material on the...

    I didn't consider the movement of material on the loop causing wear on the material. Makes sense that the doubled line cinched with the larks head "locks" the material in...

    I'll redo the loops...
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    Thanks everyone for the responses. I just want to...

    Thanks everyone for the responses. I just want to make certain I explained everything earlier so I get accurate input...

    The attachment shows how I threaded and spliced the continuous loop...
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    Continuous loop on hammock end

    My son and I are new to Hammock camping. As an entry into this world I purchased two Texsport Hobo Hammocks for us and found during the initial test of the hammock in the back yard the suspension...
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    Thanks everyone! I've always tried to make as...

    Thanks everyone! I've always tried to make as many things as I can just so I could point to it and have the satisfaction of saying "I made that"...

    As Shnick said, I'll be four DIY hammocks and...
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    Hey Uncle Ray Ray, What part of Maryland are you...

    Hey Uncle Ray Ray, What part of Maryland are you in. I live in Anne Arundel County just south east of Baltimore (City). I am new to the forum and Hammock Camping and would love to pick your brain for...
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    Thank you! I was cautious with the length for the...

    Thank you! I was cautious with the length for the first set. I will probably make another short set and take one or the other (or both) depending on the area we intend to hang. Cant wait to get out...
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    Thanks! I can only imagine... I haven't even gone...

    Thanks! I can only imagine... I haven't even gone yet and am already addicted! My son and I live to be outside, and camping is a passion of ours so I can only assume this will increase our love (and...
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    Noob's first whoopie sling

    So... I am brand new to the hammock forums and hammock camping for that matter. Armed with the vast amount of information learned from this site, and numerous YouTube videos posted by members of the...
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