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  1. UQ

    You will find that the TQ is not the important part of sleeping on top of the nylon hammock. The Under Quilt is the item that will keep you warm. With the proper UQ you can sleep in your under shorts...
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    Awesome, I would love to see that trail some...

    Awesome,

    I would love to see that trail some day. However being 50 years old already I doubt it will happen. I read the book "WILD" it is about the PCT and a woman who through hiked it. You're...
  3. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome, Either of those hammocks will serve...

    Welcome,

    Either of those hammocks will serve you well. Get a good tarp with doors and a yetti 3 season underquilt. Then do a search for "shug" and check out his videos. An extremely entertaining...
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    Great post, thank you.

    Great post, thank you.
  5. Thread: Just chillin

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    two feet of wind blown, packed up your bippy,...

    two feet of wind blown, packed up your bippy, snow in my bush wackin back yard. 9 degrees last night. I think I'll do a hang this weekend! LOVE IT
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    Angle is not steep enough for the spacing on...

    Angle is not steep enough for the spacing on those trees. Should be about 7 feet off the ground. The way it is in the photo is not ALL that bad but it is a little to "flat". Get about a 35 degree...
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    Sugiddy, Shug Shug Shugiddy, Shug........All...

    Sugiddy, Shug Shug Shugiddy, Shug........All secure indeed, Love Ya' brother!
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    Go for it Tweety!

    Go for it Tweety!
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    Weight weight weight..... to name 3 reasons. Good...

    Weight weight weight..... to name 3 reasons. Good luck
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    Your "coolness" will NEVER wear off with your...

    Your "coolness" will NEVER wear off with your Son. You are his Hero! and always will be. Have a great time. Don't sweat the small stuff. (and it is all small stuff)
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    I wouldn't store them outside in a plastic shed....

    I wouldn't store them outside in a plastic shed. When the first mouse decides to make his winter nest in your down UQ, you'll know why it was a bad idea. Plastic totes, in the plastic shed,will not...
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    36 degrees this morning. I wish I had finished...

    36 degrees this morning. I wish I had finished the IX UQ. Oh well, supposed to be colder and even have a light freeze this week. Off to sewing! Will test the UQ this weekend.
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    That is a hammock for people who eat Mcdowners...

    That is a hammock for people who eat Mcdowners before bed. Then in the middle of the night when they get the McSquirts, they don't have to get up. Just let er' fly.
  14. Thread: Tree Damage

    by willhang1
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    In one word.... NO..... If trees were that...

    In one word.... NO..... If trees were that fragile we'd have none to hang from. I have a tree farm and have been around them all my life. But being cognisent of what you are doing and using 1"...
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    I picked up a Singer 257 from a flea market for...

    I picked up a Singer 257 from a flea market for 20 bucks. I have made several stuff sacks and snakeskins. Just sewed the IX for my UQ last night. This machine has no problem handling the materials...
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    Thank you for the responses. I started on the UQ...

    Thank you for the responses. I started on the UQ last night. I have the 3 pieces of IX cut and darts sewn in. Can't wait to try it out when finished.
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    Awesome, There are more good people in this world...

    Awesome, There are more good people in this world than bad. Great story, Thanks for sharing.
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    hooking up UQ

    This might seem like a crazy question. How do you attach your UQ to your hammock and get the best adjustability? Shock cord for stretch? I will be making my IXUQ this week. Thanks Scott for the quick...
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    Sticky: perrito, I will be going with Scott's design. It...

    perrito,
    I will be going with Scott's design. It will be 60" long. I think you are right 25 degrees might be asking too much. I have so much hair that bigfoot takes pictures of me! So living with a...
  20. Thread: First post

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    Welcome from Western NY

    Welcome from Western NY
  21. Thread: Needle size

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    I'm fairly new to this "thread injector" stuff. I...

    I'm fairly new to this "thread injector" stuff. I would hope ramblinrev pipes in here for you. He is very well versed. I would think that you would need a ball point for the open weave of the no see...
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    Sticky: Here we go

    I ordered my materials from Scott at DIYgearsupply. I will be starting this 3 layer design, hoping it will get me to 25 degrees or so for the fall archery season. This will be a interesting venture...
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    try this. Worked for me. ...

    try this. Worked for me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgVZVLWjtto
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    Welcome to the fun!

    Welcome to the fun!
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    I do the same adjustable ridge line with two...

    I do the same adjustable ridge line with two amsteel whoopie slings put together. I run them off the beaners on the end of my Skeeter beater and adjust the sag. Got the idea from Shug in of of his...
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    I hung out Saturday night in the woods behind my...

    I hung out Saturday night in the woods behind my house. Mostly to test the warbonnet superfly. It poured rain all night long, which we so desperatly needed. I slept on my left side most of the night...
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    Thanks for sharing that. Hope you had a great...

    Thanks for sharing that. Hope you had a great time. That ain't no ant hill.... that's ant mountain! Don't hang above that, While you're asleep they'll come marching down your suspension line and...
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    The first time I saw a Shug vid (tarp rap) I...

    The first time I saw a Shug vid (tarp rap) I cracked up and went to get my wife to show her. She laughed, and said he must do this professionally, he is too talented to just make a video like that....
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    Like peaunt butter and jelly, or As Shug would...

    Like peaunt butter and jelly, or As Shug would put it "potted meat and Yohoo"
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    Welcome from Western NY. This place is the best,...

    Welcome from Western NY. This place is the best, you'll love it.
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    Free hosiery good guggly muggly that sounds...

    Free hosiery good guggly muggly that sounds interesting. I tried a pair of those but I could not make them work right. Thanks again for the help. I started on the set Shug sent along in his reply....
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    Help on Snakeskins

    Hi,
    Just wondering, and would love to hear from those who have made their own, if there is any information or patterns for DIY snakeskins. I would like to make it my first project before tackling an...
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    I've only had the superfly from Warbonnetguy. I...

    I've only had the superfly from Warbonnetguy. I love it but it has not rained here in western NY since I purchased it. 80 plus degrees everyday. This weekend looks like I will finally be able to try...
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    Thanks!

    thank you all for the help. I do have a soldering iron, I'll try it in conjunction with a straight edge. The rotary cutter will be purchased today. As for the thread, I purchased polyester thread...
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    Thanks Burning Daylight. I'll roll hem and move...

    Thanks Burning Daylight. I'll roll hem and move on. I've never sewn anything, this should prove interesting.

    -Bill
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    Cutting rips top

    I am now the proud owner of a Singer 257 thread injector! I picked it up at a sale yesterday. I have tried it out on some cotton shirts and it works great. Just picked up 3 yards of ripstop. My...
  37. Thread: Tree camping

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    photoshoped for sure.

    photoshoped for sure.
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    I just use a purssic knot off the line on the...

    I just use a purssic knot off the line on the tarp to the shock cord tentioner. Looks just like this except the plastic jibber you use is my purrsic knot..... What is a plastic jibber?
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    Wow what a pain. I'll pass. I will send a PM to...

    Wow what a pain. I'll pass. I will send a PM to the gentleman who wanted to see them and I'll Email him the pics. Thank you for the help.
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    Well the photos did not work. I posted a question...

    Well the photos did not work. I posted a question under general hammock talk to see what I did wrong. I'll have them here soon.:shades:
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    upload photos

    How do I upload photos? Tried it yesterday under Gallery, no luck.:confused:
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    Cmplpwilt..........Check my gallery for set up...

    Cmplpwilt..........Check my gallery for set up pics
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    And another +1 to what raiffnuke said. Love my SF.

    And another +1 to what raiffnuke said. Love my SF.
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    OK i'll bite, What is a switchback? Any pics?...

    OK i'll bite, What is a switchback? Any pics? Congrats on the new gear!
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    Guess I had better snap some pictures and get...

    Guess I had better snap some pictures and get them up here. This weekend should provide me some time.
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    As for the "hang lose" question. I have the GT SB...

    As for the "hang lose" question. I have the GT SB pro too. I have to hang the tree straps at least 7 feet up the trees with the two trees being 15 -18 feet apart. Then I adjust the hammock whoopie...
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    Thank you everyone, I appreciate all the input. I...

    Thank you everyone, I appreciate all the input. I like the idea of the double, and sliding the pad between. I also am courious as to the angle cut on the gathered end to keep the sides tight. Lots to...
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    Want to make my own

    Hello,

    I want to try my hand at making a hammock. I would greatly appreciate the advise of those who have done so. I am 6'1" 210 pounds. I would like to have a design that allows me so sleep as...
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    Welcome! I'm only 1.5 hours north of you at...

    Welcome! I'm only 1.5 hours north of you at Chautauqua Lake, NY. If you're up this way let's hang together. Lots of beautiful places to go on loads of State land.
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    I have the same hammock. make sure you hang it...

    I have the same hammock. make sure you hang it correctly.You can not hang it level or it will wrap all around you. the straps must be about 6-7 feet off the ground on trees spaced about 15-18 feet...
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