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  1. Perhaps... Let's say that I'm cautiously...

    Perhaps... Let's say that I'm cautiously optimistic. I will need to replicate the results of the tests (sleeping in positions that I think cause frequent urination, and those which seem to ease the...
  2. I spent a good deal of time trying to learn how...

    I spent a good deal of time trying to learn how to replicate my bed sleeping position, in my hammock. While I was not completely successful in that endeavor I did come pretty close. The result...
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  3. When I got in the hammock last night I made note...

    When I got in the hammock last night I made note of my position. When I woke up I could tell that I had shifted significantly "downward", as you said, causing my feet to be higher than my head....
  4. Many thanks to everyone who has chimed in on this...

    Many thanks to everyone who has chimed in on this one. JohnSawyer suggested that pics of my setup might help so I enlisted my lovely wife to help me get some photos.

    Here they are, I'll explain...
  5. My bladder won't let me sleep for more than 2 hours

    I have been sleeping exclusively in my hammock for about a month now. I am using an underquilt and a top quilt and I never feel cold at night. So why am I waking up three or more times a night having...
  6. Thread: Pif

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    I'll take 'em! I've been dying to get my hands...

    I'll take 'em!

    I've been dying to get my hands on a pair of these!

    I'll be sure to put up a really nice PIF in return.
  7. Thread: Pif

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    Yep, that's right.

    Yep, that's right.
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    I would love to see a separate plans sub-forum. ...

    I would love to see a separate plans sub-forum. The DIY section is full of great ideas but they are buried under hundreds of other posts. The DIY section is more like a DIM (Did it Myself) section....
  9. Thread: Pif

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    Is this what you're referring to? ...

    Is this what you're referring to?

    http://zenstoves.net/Pots.htm


    EDIT:

    Just to be clear; I am not claiming this PIF. I was just curious as to what a wal-mart grease pot was so I was asking...
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    If pathagoras is to be believed then the...

    If pathagoras is to be believed then the ridgeline should be 12.75 ft (153 inches)

    a^2+b^2=c^2
    81+81=162

    sqrt 162 = 12.75

    12.75ftx12in/ft=153in
  11. Thread: Pif

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    1. The item offered below is free. I will pay...

    1. The item offered below is free. I will pay shipping within Cont. USA unless arrangements are made otherwise.
    2. 1st to post they want it gets it. Also Send Pm to your claim to the pif poster with...
  12. Thread: Pif

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    Thanks, PM sent.

    Thanks, PM sent.
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    No sweat man, you PM'd first.

    No sweat man, you PM'd first.
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    I'll take it! (I deleted my "take it" for the...

    I'll take it!

    (I deleted my "take it" for the mora knife because someone had already PM'd for it.)

    Edit: PM Sent
  15. You're right about that... I got mine done in...

    You're right about that... I got mine done in 1992, its Calvin only, and is on my left upper arm. My best friend got Hobbes on his.
  16. cool. That illustration style is reminiscent of...

    cool. That illustration style is reminiscent of Bill Waterson's trees from "Calvin and Hobbes." Was that your inspiration?

    See what I mean?
    ...
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    Where can I get some...

    shock cord for a decent price? I need 60 or 70 feet of 1/8th (ish) cheap.

    Thanks!
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    Which skeeterbeeter are you talking about? The...

    Which skeeterbeeter are you talking about? The ultralight is the one made from polyester, has a weight limit of 250lbs and retails for $45. The Pro runs $75, has a weight limit of 400lbs and is made...
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    Dave, just be sure those are polyester and not...

    Dave,

    just be sure those are polyester and not nylon. Nylon will stretch overnight and you'll find your bum on the ground.
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    Welcome! If you are still looking for...

    Welcome!

    If you are still looking for suspension related stuff you should check THIS out. It is a four pack of polyester strap (polyester doesn't stretch) tie downs. I use these for tree straps to...
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    Gorilla glue is just a normal household glue that...

    Gorilla glue is just a normal household glue that bonds almost everything including metal and glass. You spread a THIN layer of glue on one surface and leave exposed to the air for about 5 minutes....
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    I don't use the hammock that you have but I do...

    I don't use the hammock that you have but I do use the Skeeter Beeter Pro which also has a built-in bug net. What I did was go to the local ACE hardware store and buy a piece of 5" x 5" scrap 1/16th"...
  23. Absolutely. The knot on the nacrabiner is...

    Absolutely. The knot on the nacrabiner is perfect, I've been tying it for years. As for the buries.... Well the locked brommel end has a one inch loop and six inch bury that is quadruple lock...
  24. Does (Polyester Straps + Nacrobiners + Woopie Slings) = Fail?

    I was reading in another thread how pinching amsteel reduces it strength and it scared me a little.

    Take a look at this:

    http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/8555/img20110510132630.th.jpg

    It...
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    Thank you so much everyone for your kind words,...

    Thank you so much everyone for your kind words, well wishes, and shared stories. I wish hammocks worked as well for your backs as they do for mine and I hope that you can all find some comfort,...
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    Herniated Discs and hammocks

    I want to share a story with you guys, I know it's long but I tend to be a bit long winded, sorry. Anyway...

    A little over 3 and 1/2 years ago I herniated a disc while lifting a bag of dog food (I...
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    Fabulous! I built one of these using the...

    Fabulous!

    I built one of these using the "plans" found in the DIY forum and, while it didn't turn out exactly the same as the plans, it still turned out great. I have spent the last two nights in...
  28. No way man, just a temp solution of 3 strands of...

    No way man, just a temp solution of 3 strands of paracord braided together. I'm still looking forward to a nice amsteel one!
  29. Thanks for the response. That is exactly the info...

    Thanks for the response. That is exactly the info I needed!

    This means I can just eyeball the suspension height on the tree and still get a good hang... right?
  30. Using ridgeline to help determine proper hang?

    So I got my ridgeline installed and dialed in to the perfect length. Now I am wondering how do you use the ridgeline to help you figure out your hang?

    Thanks!
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    I use a number 6 knitting needle that I picked up...

    I use a number 6 knitting needle that I picked up at the local wallyworld for 4 bucks. Modern aluminum knitting needles are long hollow tubes designed to not snag. I just cut it to about 5 inches...
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    Great idea! I think I'm going to pick one of...

    Great idea! I think I'm going to pick one of those up.
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    Thanks for that link! Saves me having to create a...

    Thanks for that link! Saves me having to create a spreadsheet, etc. I also just did a search in the android market place and what do you know? There is an ap called "Hammock tools." Guess what it...
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    Yeah I know, I tend to do that. It comes from...

    Yeah I know, I tend to do that. It comes from being a teacher I guess. I have this overwhelming need to understand relationships etc. And I'm an OC personality so that doesn't help either :laugh:.
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    Rule-of-Thumb for strap height?

    In a different thread I showed my setup between two poles that were 16.5' (198") apart.

    Bubba said that for that distance the straps should be 7-7.5' high. As it turns out, a strap height of 7'3"...
  36. Thank you SO much! I'll send my details via PM.

    Thank you SO much! I'll send my details via PM.
  37. Thanks I'll give that a go tomorrow.

    Thanks I'll give that a go tomorrow.
  38. What do you mean by "reduce the overall span?" ...

    What do you mean by "reduce the overall span?"

    Do you mean use trees closer together, lengthen straps, etc?


    Also, you mentioned the ridgeline tightness... The ridgeline in the above setup is...
  39. Would someone mind taking a look at my setup?

    So I finally managed to get my SB Pro set up and I found some info re: ridgelines and was trying to get everything just right as is noted in the "hammock camping basics" illustration.

    Here is what...
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    Thank you for that info! Thanks, that...

    Thank you for that info!



    Thanks, that would have been great, (Though "she who must be obeyed" probably wouldn't have let me buy it anyway) but its no longer available.
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    So many questions, so little time...

    There is so much information to be found here that it can be a bit daunting to wade through it all to find what you are looking for. After looking at hundreds of photos and reading a similar number...
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    Thanks for the info. I have made two sets of...

    Thanks for the info. I have made two sets of whoopies, several nacrobiners, and am planning to sew loops into the webbing to use them for huggers. My goal is to avoid the use of metal anywhere in the...
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    Great video! Thanks for sharing that information....

    Great video! Thanks for sharing that information. How many times should you go over your stitching?

    For example, in your video you said, "I like to go over the stitching a couple of times." And...
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    Thanks for the reply, Shug. Also, just wanted to...

    Thanks for the reply, Shug. Also, just wanted to let you know that my family and I are getting a real kick out of watching your videos.
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    Thanks for the help and info everyone! Jerry, you...

    Thanks for the help and info everyone! Jerry, you said:



    What kind of thread did you use, stitching pattern, etc?

    Thanks!
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    Anyone ever use these?

    These are some polyester tiedowns I picked up from Lowes.
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    How much amsteel will I need?

    I am new to hammocking (haven't even had my first hang yet) but when I do something, I go all the way... I'm weird like that.

    Anyway, I am headed over to my local west marine today to pick up...
  48. Hello from Vancouver, WA. First hammock camping trip coming in 6 weeks

    I've been an avid back country hiker and camper for years. But I'm getting old so I've been considering making the change to hammock camping for several years. I have a four day trip planned for this...
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