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    There is a creek nearby that feeds the waterfall,...

    There is a creek nearby that feeds the waterfall, which in turn drops into the Sipsey River.
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    To state some of the same... If you are going to...

    To state some of the same... If you are going to the East side of the forest, Borden Creek to Big Tree is about 5 miles one way. You need a good map, because there are a couple of trails to get...
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    Take some of those larger Hot Hands (body size I...

    Take some of those larger Hot Hands (body size I believe). Once you exceed the UQ rating it doesn't do anything to protect you. A blue foam pad will help if you can't upgrade your UQ. I would work in...
  4. I picked up two at the Huntsville, AL Costco. My...

    I picked up two at the Huntsville, AL Costco. My goal is to replace my JCP Puffer jacket quilt for those 50-60 degree F nights. I have a pretty good 20-25 degree top quilt from a Wally World sleeping...
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    Welcome from Huntsville! Yeah, fall and winter...

    Welcome from Huntsville! Yeah, fall and winter has fewer snakes too....
  6. Some aluminum tape and reflectix makes a good...

    Some aluminum tape and reflectix makes a good cozy for freezer bag meal rehydration....
  7. Late start Leaving? You must have stayed for some...

    Late start Leaving? You must have stayed for some of those biscuits and gravy at the NOC restaurant. They are good!
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    I have seen popular camp areas in the national...

    I have seen popular camp areas in the national forests that definitely showed the need to have some time to allow plants, etc. to recover. One area had so much use that it was basically just hard...
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    You notice you still lay at an angle in a bed.....

    You notice you still lay at an angle in a bed.....
  10. That is interesting, Greg. I am almost 1.9 meters...

    That is interesting, Greg. I am almost 1.9 meters (6 ft, 2 in) so I better stick to regular gathered end hammocks.
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    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160730/f62c6908e...

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    You need a good rain or two before going, but I...

    You need a good rain or two before going, but I hammock/kayaked the Sipsey river this past spring. Plenty of camping spots along the way, and a single class 1 rapid. Make sure you check the river...
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    I will probably catch some heat around here for...

    I will probably catch some heat around here for mentioning this, but I have a 1.1 ripstop DIY hammock and I am in the same weight range. (I have others with more sturdy fabrics too.) I constantly use...
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    Welcome from Huntsville. You will find this forum...

    Welcome from Huntsville. You will find this forum is chock full of information and friendly folks willing to share their various opinions. They also come up with some marvelous ideas for building...
  15. If it is difficult to follow the grid, I will...

    If it is difficult to follow the grid, I will mark it with seamstress chalk every few inches.
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    I think it may matter how far South, and which...

    I think it may matter how far South, and which month. I have made several treks over the years where the high was about 98 F. Before bed, we take a dip in a spring-fed creek to lower our core...
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    Tecumseh Trail Abort - Hard Lessons

    Good report and analysis. I have found that as I have gotten older, my body does not tolerate dehydration as well. If I even get close to dehydration while hiking, my thigh will start cramping. On...
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    I use 3 to 4 inches of box stitching similar to...

    I use 3 to 4 inches of box stitching similar to your photo. DIY Gear Supply has a guide... http://diygearsupply.com/diy-guides/hammock-suspension/
  19. Thread: Shug

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    I'm 6'2" and my DIY are 12 feet of material...

    I'm 6'2" and my DIY are 12 feet of material hemmed with a doubled end channel for strength. I end up with a hammock that is about 11' 8".

    I agree that a 12 foot hammock will probably be...
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    Basic physics always gets a little less intuitive...

    Basic physics always gets a little less intuitive when you have to apply vector math to the equation for your answer. You will find the math behind the suspension forces will show they approach...
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    Best wishes to all of you. Although I am an avid...

    Best wishes to all of you. Although I am an avid DYI member here, I ordered one of your hammock blanks for a graduation gift. I am thoroughly impress with the quality. I obviously have more work to...
  22. Also note that Big Frog is often dry, especially...

    Also note that Big Frog is often dry, especially on top. Across the Ocoee from Big Frog is Little Frog Wilderness. A lot of it is old forest service roads. There are really nice camping areas next to...
  23. Thread: What line

    by MissileMan
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    I found this method in one of the other HF...

    I found this method in one of the other HF threads but can't locate it now. Xtrecker uses a cable zip tie inside of a channel for an invisible solution. He also show how to attach a whoopie along and...
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    Living in Alabama, I do like Fallkniven: a dip in...

    Living in Alabama, I do like Fallkniven: a dip in the really cool creeks we have around the Sipsey just before bed. The Chilly Pad and/or fan helps too. We have no need for an underquilt in summer......
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    Very nice! I did some work in Kauai. I enjoyed...

    Very nice! I did some work in Kauai. I enjoyed hiking Waimea Canyon and the trail that starts from Keė Beach, along the Nā Pali coast. I didn't hammock back then, but it would have been a nice...
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    Welcome from Huntsville. A great activity to do...

    Welcome from Huntsville. A great activity to do with your kids. My youngest is college bound next fall and we have backpacked since he was 7. Now he is skilled enough to go without dad!
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    Pyrogen, a fence rail from Lowes is 10 feet. You...

    Pyrogen, a fence rail from Lowes is 10 feet. You might be able to run it from the passenger floorboard out you hatch back and tie everything down. I have done this successfully in the past.

    For a...
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    Oh, I missed that it was 3/4" EMT instead of a...

    Oh, I missed that it was 3/4" EMT instead of a fence rail... Go with the fence rail....
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    I also bent one as I was learning about the...

    I also bent one as I was learning about the characteristics of hanging from a fence pole. It is critical to have your hammock suspension right next to the cord holding up the pole. Did you have it...
  30. Of course! Here is one of the Underquilts and my...

    Of course! Here is one of the Underquilts and my Turtle Dog hammock stand.
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    Here is a photo of the two Walmart sleeping bags with the extra down added... Nice loft.
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    Here is a...
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    I'm like DustHunter. The height is not so bad,...

    I'm like DustHunter. The height is not so bad, but they have no Underquilts!
  32. I found a Thaw (pre-REI) down sleeping bag on...

    I found a Thaw (pre-REI) down sleeping bag on EBay for about $60. In the photos I could read a faded label that said 32 ounces of goose down. (It had a couple of patched holes so that I got about 31...
  33. I'm in North Alabama so usually the Sipsey...

    I'm in North Alabama so usually the Sipsey Wilderness or Southern Tennessee. The Cherokee National forest has a few interesting areas.
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    FS: Mods: Please move this thread to the Sold...

    Mods: Please move this thread to the Sold category. I don't want to overstay my welcome!
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    FS: All orders mailed except for Steelwolf. I'll work...

    All orders mailed except for Steelwolf. I'll work your's next.

    Thanks all for participating.
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    FS: I have plenty. I bought an insane amount! I think...

    I have plenty. I bought an insane amount! I think the spool has something like 1500 feet, but it was a bargain.
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    FS: PMs sent with PayPal info. Thanks!

    PMs sent with PayPal info. Thanks!
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    FS: JDR: PM sent with Paypal info and shipping amount.

    JDR: PM sent with Paypal info and shipping amount.
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    FS: 1/8 Inch Khaki Shock Cord for DIY

    Hammock Forums has turned me into a true DIY junkie. :scared:

    I found some 1/8 inch shock cord at a local store that was labeled as Color: Khaki. So I bought the entire spool which is waaaay more...
  40. Subscribed so I can see about going as the date...

    Subscribed so I can see about going as the date gets a bit closer.
  41. You are sitting on the couch making some whoopee...

    You are sitting on the couch making some whoopee and you are fully clothed....
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    Not to hijack the thread, but the answer is...

    Not to hijack the thread, but the answer is different for each person. If you are backpacking it will be different than car camping. You will likely start with gear that is heavier than you will use...
  43. Thread: ENO Profly

    by MissileMan
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    I had two ENO Ptofly tarps until one got lifted...

    I had two ENO Ptofly tarps until one got lifted from my friends luggage. The are bullet proof tarps, a little heavy for the size, but overall pretty good. They can feel a bit small if you have a...
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    I'm getting better. I used to need 24 hours...

    I'm getting better. I used to need 24 hours notice (where did I leave xyz?)

    Now I have all of the extra gear in plastic bins by category. I have a spreadsheet of gear and weights, and dehydrated...
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    Thanks for the offer! I'm in.

    Thanks for the offer! I'm in.
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    Looks like the availability has ended on...

    Looks like the availability has ended on Teespring.
  47. Great video. I have a DIY hammock much like...

    Great video. I have a DIY hammock much like yours. It is very comfortable. I enjoyed seeing another Alabama video, since we haven't made it down to that area.
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    Speaking of which, I would remove that big split...

    Speaking of which, I would remove that big split ring and put a small loop of yellow Zing-it on that green whistle so it can be found when dropped. It is amazing how quick something like that can...
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    There are a number of duck down sleeping bags on...

    There are a number of duck down sleeping bags on EBay. Just make sure it meets your specs and seller has a good rating (read their reviews).

    Here is a similar bag for $70:
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    You might check eBay too. I have also seen some...

    You might check eBay too. I have also seen some Chinese versions but can't vouch for their quality.
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