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  1. nice idea. I'll have to give that a try.

    nice idea. I'll have to give that a try.
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    Sticky: Yes it is helpful. I have used it several time...

    Yes it is helpful. I have used it several time to explain to the wife what everything is and how things should look. Great job on this illustration. Thank you.
  3. Thread: Sup From SoCal

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    Welcome and best of luck with the new hammock. I...

    Welcome and best of luck with the new hammock. I think you will enjoy it here.
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    Welcome from your neighbor to the west.

    Welcome from your neighbor to the west.
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    Sticky: Thanks. I used this video to make an adjustable...

    Thanks. I used this video to make an adjustable ridge line from some zingit.
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    Sticky: If the average strength of the 1.75mm is 500lbs...

    If the average strength of the 1.75mm is 500lbs and the fixed eye or the whoopie sling does not degrade the strength of the cord why the 200lb limit? Is that just to include a 2x safety factor?
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    Sticky: Very Clear instructions. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Very Clear instructions. Thanks for the tutorial.
  8. Thread: Gear Checklist

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    Thanks for the geargrams link. I will give that...

    Thanks for the geargrams link. I will give that a look. -J
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    Well done. What do you think the weight will be...

    Well done. What do you think the weight will be with the 30D ripstop? -J
  10. Thread: $2 Scrap UQ

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    Michelle, Great job on the UQ. I'd love to see...

    Michelle, Great job on the UQ. I'd love to see you convert that walmart down bag into an UQ. - J
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    Michelle, I got the same deal. At first I...

    Michelle, I got the same deal. At first I figured I could use the pad for something. But I just really did not like it and found it useless to me. I was able to return the pad to Walmart. Just...
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    Quick question for those that use the line-loks ...

    Quick question for those that use the line-loks thoughts on the glow in the dark version? I am thinking of just using reflective cord and I am not sure I want them to glow other than when I want to...
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    looks like I may have to get a set of these. ...

    looks like I may have to get a set of these. Looks like a pretty easy set up and a good way to support HF. -J
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    LB, you did a great job! You do good work. I...

    LB, you did a great job! You do good work. I am in the thinking stages and will start my first attempt at a hammock shortly. I have what my be a dumb question...Why is your double layer opening...
  15. Just completed my first soft shackle. Perhaps I...

    Just completed my first soft shackle. Perhaps I should have worked with something bigger than zingit. Will post pictures soon. Thanks for the education. -J
  16. Thread: My Hammock Raft

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    Thankd for the Pics. It looks like a pretty low...

    Thankd for the Pics. It looks like a pretty low draft and stable for flat water. What a fun time for the family. -J
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    Thanks for the pics of the mod. It looks good. ...

    Thanks for the pics of the mod. It looks good. Let me know if someone mods this into an UQ. -J
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    Tony I'd buy the Z-pad for $15 shipped in case...

    Tony I'd buy the Z-pad for $15 shipped in case you have trouble getting rid of it. Let me know.
    You a Kings Pointer? -J
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    Rain Man, Thanks for the complete answer. That...

    Rain Man, Thanks for the complete answer. That is what I was looking for. I prefer to not use more than required to keep the bugs under some control while in the woods. I don't want to kill'em...
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    BillyBob, I have been doing some research here...

    BillyBob, I have been doing some research here as to which hammock to get (or which to clone as I will attempt to make one). It seemed to me 9/10 that used both seemed to prefer the WBBB. It...
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    It was asked but perhaps I missed the answer. ...

    It was asked but perhaps I missed the answer. Can you "overuse" Permethrin? I am talking about safety and not so much about wasting it. Sounds like you really just can not put too much on...
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    Sticky: I just wanted to say thank you for this thread. ...

    I just wanted to say thank you for this thread. It is informative to see the range of options out there for one to get started. It seems to me one of the best items about hanging is you can start...
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    I am anxious to hear your results. I bought 4...

    I am anxious to hear your results. I bought 4 bags with the intent to return 2 in case some were better than others. I was buying one for me and one for the wife. Now I am thinking of making one a...
  24. Thread: On the PCT

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    Best of luck it is beautiful country. Enjoy. J

    Best of luck it is beautiful country. Enjoy. J
  25. Thread: On the PCT

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    SGT, I live near Boise Idaho so if I can be of...

    SGT, I live near Boise Idaho so if I can be of assistance when you hike the Sawtooths let me know. I really appreciate your videos and you sharing your gear and thoughts.

    Chop, thanks for...
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    Never mind I found Chop's journal. you may...

    Never mind I found Chop's journal.

    you may have already found this page http://www.pmags.com/pacific-crest-trail-planning-info
    It is a very brief overview of the PCT but does have links to...
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    I think the halfmile stuff is pretty infomative...

    I think the halfmile stuff is pretty infomative about the PCT in general. I have been following a few hikers this year. I am hoping to make the trek in 2015. If you find anyone hammocking the PCT...
  28. Thread: My Hammock Raft

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    Well done. Sounds like you got a workout in but...

    Well done. Sounds like you got a workout in but proved the concept. I am sure each time out will be more enjoyable than the last as you fine tune the craft. -J
  29. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    Gargoyle, I like the staple idea as long as you...

    Gargoyle, I like the staple idea as long as you are careful and the staples don't snag on other gear. But that seems like the simplest method until it can be done right. Good suggestion. -J
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    Going to be starting my first DIY hammock. Just...

    Going to be starting my first DIY hammock. Just wanted to say thank you to Knotty and others for the clear instructions (well we'll see how clear when I actually start construction!). Thanks for...
  31. I know this is an old thread but thanks for the...

    I know this is an old thread but thanks for the tutorial. It would be great to have a sticky of just the knot tutorials. Lots to learn here. Thanks Opie and others for their contributions. -J
  32. Thread: My Hammock Raft

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    I love the name! I hope it sticks. I hope the...

    I love the name! I hope it sticks. I hope the weather is good for the maiden voyage. Can't wait to see it in action.
    J
  33. Thread: 1/8" Shockcord

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    Thanks for the tip. Let me know how the cord...

    Thanks for the tip. Let me know how the cord looks when it arrives. I will be needing some soon.
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    Looks interesting and like some fun. Need to put...

    Looks interesting and like some fun. Need to put a solar powered motor and propeller on this thing so you can enjoy the hammock while travelling down river.
  35. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    Also I agree with John, I am not sure I would try...

    Also I agree with John, I am not sure I would try to glue on velcro. You are more likely to separate the velcro from the netting than separate the hooks and loops. - J
  36. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    It would add weight but a hot glue gun could also...

    It would add weight but a hot glue gun could also work. Glue along the diagonals and turn it inside out. There are several types of hot glue. Get one that remains more pliable. As long as you...
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    I'd love to hear your experience with the WW...

    I'd love to hear your experience with the WW after your tial with the WWM. Can you describe how the knotty mod was in the wrong place? Too close to the middle or too close to the suspension? -J
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    John, Thanks for the suggestion. I am really...

    John,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I am really new to all of this. I was noticing that the BIAS hammocks are all 11' even though some have a 200lbs recommendation. I know that is a function of the...
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    How long will it be effective? I have never used...

    How long will it be effective? I have never used permethrin but it sounds like a good investment to discourage the bugs. How well does it stick to nylon or polyester? How often do you treat your...
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    Also if you get a double layer it will hold more...

    Also if you get a double layer it will hold more weight and allow you to put off an UQ for a bit as you can use a pad or other insulation with less slipping. Also if you and GF will both be sitting...
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    I just ordered and was also charged the $6.50. ...

    I just ordered and was also charged the $6.50. It was the lowest priced option available. I did use a discount code to get $10 off my $50 order so I can't complain. Good pricing and easy to work...
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    I just placed an order including some Zing it for...

    I just placed an order including some Zing it for a ridgeline with Redden Marine. If your order is $50 you can use a June10 discount code to get $10 off. A bit better than the standard HF discount....
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    Just placed my order. Got it up to $50 to take...

    Just placed my order. Got it up to $50 to take advantage of the $10 off. Thanks, J
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    Ghostcat, Thanks for your input. It seemed odd...

    Ghostcat,
    Thanks for your input. It seemed odd to me that an additional 2" in height required an additional 2' in hammock length. But then I have never made one or really slept in one so I am...
  45. I guess I just wanted to prove I am a noob! I...

    I guess I just wanted to prove I am a noob!

    I found it and have made a small contribution to give back a little for all the info I have already received.

    Thanks,
    J
  46. Thread: Hey from Idaho

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    I came across the September Idaho hang on the AHE...

    I came across the September Idaho hang on the AHE website. I sent in my email to keep updated on it. I hope I can make it. Of course I need to make my hammock and practice some things first. It...
  47. Thread: Hey from Idaho

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    Thanks, I am hoping to try my DIY gear out in...

    Thanks, I am hoping to try my DIY gear out in your neck of the woods. I hope to get up to Glacier or walk a few miles on the CDT. Beautiful country around there. Of course Idaho has some...
  48. As others have mentioned, as a new member I feel...

    As others have mentioned, as a new member I feel welcome. I like that if I ask a question that might have been answered deep into the forum somewhere I will not be ridiculed for not having already...
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    First thanks for all the info. I am going to be...

    First thanks for all the info. I am going to be giving this a try. Actually one for me and one for my wife. She is 5'8" so I am gathering that the 8' desigh will be good for her. I am 6' and...
  50. Thread: Box of fun

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    Great job on the hammocks. How do they lay? ...

    Great job on the hammocks. How do they lay? Everyone looks comfortable and happy with the results. What did your total weight per hammock? Love to see how the bugnet project goes.
    J
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