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  1. Thread: Great book

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    Written by our good friend and HF member...

    Written by our good friend and HF member Dejoha!!!!
  2. Thread: Toggles

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    I've used aluminum gutter nails, plastic coat...

    I've used aluminum gutter nails, plastic coat hangers, tent stakes (found left out in the woods), knitting needles, carbon arrow shafts, plain old sticks and "forest drift wood" sticks, the last two...
  3. Thread: Table Cloth

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    Here ya go: CLICKITY...

    Here ya go: CLICKITY
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    I have found that, when there's a gap between the...

    I have found that, when there's a gap between the under quilt and the hammock, the under quilt needs to go UP, not tighten. Tightening causes (indirectly) the under quilt to go up to a point, but it...
  5. Sticky: I mentioned this before so you wouldn't copy and...

    I mentioned this before so you wouldn't copy and paste my codes. Change the zeros in "Y0U" to "O"s and you'll have it. I typed zeros so you could see the codes. If I had typed "O"s, the system...
  6. Sticky: I think you can simply type the codes. Type at...

    I think you can simply type the codes. Type at the beginning of your video's url (numbers and letters only) and type after it.


    Let's try: Pl0s5Zuaxbg

    Yep! That works! I typed...
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    Oh yes, I know that fabric. It is far too bulky...

    Oh yes, I know that fabric. It is far too bulky to make a good hammock, in my opinion. Plus it's scratchy and grabby. Your clothes will get all bound up around you when you turn in the hammock. ...
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    Everything Hutzelbein says is correct; couldn't...

    Everything Hutzelbein says is correct; couldn't have said it better myself. Just be aware that the "nice point" you speak of may not be so great. A large sag at the gathered ends will make a deep,...
  9. I see your signs on Google street view: 100657...

    I see your signs on Google street view:

    100657

    Not unusual at all. Water authorities always want to protect their drinking water.

    100654 100655 100658

    ...
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    Yeah, I would try the static spray too. I'd be...

    Yeah, I would try the static spray too. I'd be cautious about putting a dryer sheet in with your quilts though---or rubbing with a dryer sheet. It would probably put an ugly greasy stain on your...
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    Great, dannyvp! I really hope you post some...

    Great, dannyvp! I really hope you post some pictures. What's your question about the marlin spike hitch? :jj:
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    The solution to your problem may be (ironically)...

    The solution to your problem may be (ironically) to raise the foot side of your hammock about six inches higher than your head side. That will shift your center of gravity toward your head so that...
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    HERE...

    HERE is a 1/12th scale model---might be more affordable, but not as fun!!!

    I think the original is by a reader of Fine Woodworking Magazine, seen HERE. Thanks for sharing, Red. :jj:
  14. We used to live in the North End, not far from...

    We used to live in the North End, not far from the Union Oyster House and hiked the Whites every chance we got. We summited Mt. Washington from the cog railroad parking lot on a rare clear and sunny...
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    WTB: I do NOT know the seller, but the site IS...

    I do NOT know the seller, but the site IS reputable: CLICK HERE Good luck! :jj:
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    Tex: You look comfortable! You could just add a...

    Tex: You look comfortable! You could just add a simple foot line to your hammock. Or make another hammock with a foot line for lounging by the fire (carefully! :scared:) A foot line gets you...
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    Tex: You can use your own hammock (or carry...

    Tex: You can use your own hammock (or carry another one) for chair use. Here's how I did mine. Click: DIY HAMMOCK CHAIR Others have made similar using aluminum poles, PVC poles or crutches. Good...
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    HF Member, GrannyPat, was sleeping in her hammock...

    HF Member, GrannyPat, was sleeping in her hammock when one of the (rather large) trees she was hanging from fell. Fortunately, GrannyPat was not injured: See thread HERE. See GrannyPat's pictures...
  19. Frost King makes an 84 x 110 inch sheet for a...

    Frost King makes an 84 x 110 inch sheet for a bigger no-seam option: CLICK HERE
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    Sticky: Hagger: Send a private message to a mod and they...

    Hagger: Send a private message to a mod and they can change it for you. Nice thing: It's retroactive! Welcome, whoever you are! :jj:
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    That's a really good idea. Is that yours or did...

    That's a really good idea. Is that yours or did you see that somewhere else? I've never seen shock cord over the top before. I'm definitely doing that. Thanks for posting your project. Stay...
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    Good on you! Can we assume you'll be sleeping in...

    Good on you! Can we assume you'll be sleeping in a hammock? I'd be interested in a list of your kit. Best of luck to you! :jj:
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    I got an email from Redden about the free...

    I got an email from Redden about the free shipping:

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    It's good from November 27 through December 1. It says to just pick the "free shipping" option when you check out. Oh, and by the...
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    Redden Marine has free shipping this weekend. ...

    Redden Marine has free shipping this weekend. I've been waiting for free shipping to order some Zing-it or Lash-it from Redden because they have the best price I can find, but the shipping was...
  25. Sticky: Your link works for me. If you want to give a...

    Your link works for me. If you want to give a preview, click on the YouTube icon above, insert your video's url, then delete everything except the Kc0pIM4J7d8. Like this:

    Kc0pIM4J7d8


    Looks...
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    Best "first post" ever! A coat hanger works as a...

    Best "first post" ever! A coat hanger works as a home-made balance scale too (and has built in hooks!) Thanks for posting and welcome from this former Marin County resident! :jj:
  27. Many people measure their weight savings by a...

    Many people measure their weight savings by a percentage of their total starting weight (not a percentage of the weight of the item) or by $ per ounce saved. One of these methods may work better for...
  28. I own a cuben fiber tarp and I like it because of...

    I own a cuben fiber tarp and I like it because of its low weight, lack of stretch and lack of water absorption. I like that it lets light through, so it's not so darn dark in my hammock in the early...
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    You could attach thin cords to each long side...

    You could attach thin cords to each long side where your head and feet normally rest and tie the cords to your ridge line. Maybe shock cord would be even better. Or, you could guy them out to the...
  30. Thanks for the head's up, Scalz! :jj:

    Thanks for the head's up, Scalz! :jj:
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    As Red alluded to above, Colonel Townsend Whelen...

    As Red alluded to above, Colonel Townsend Whelen designed some pretty awesome lean-tos that have stood the test of time. There are many patterns available on the interwebs. Search "Whelen lean-to...
  32. Excellent report! Your set up looks terrific. ...

    Excellent report! Your set up looks terrific. Thanks for sharing and welcome! :jj:
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    Had to Google "Arc stores" but that looks like a...

    Had to Google "Arc stores" but that looks like a great underquilt! Would love to see a picture of it on your hammock! Thanks for sharing. :jj:
  34. For an every-night sleeper, I would think that a...

    For an every-night sleeper, I would think that a double layer tablecloth hammock would be the way to go. You're not worried about weight and I for one prefer the crinkle taffeta polyester over the...
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    So very sorry for your family's loss, Sarge. ...

    So very sorry for your family's loss, Sarge. Nothing is more painful than losing a furry loved one. God bless Scout.
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    I use a 3-inch putty knife like this: 94372 ...

    I use a 3-inch putty knife like this:

    94372

    heated on a propane torch. The mirror or glass is a really good idea. The putty knife helps me make straight lines. If I had a soldering iron,...
  37. I've been meaning to do a video on this for quite...

    I've been meaning to do a video on this for quite a while. Not today though--going hiking at Carver's Gap! :laugh:
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    We used to live on Ignacio Boulevard (down by the...

    We used to live on Ignacio Boulevard (down by the community college) in Novato!! Small world, indeed. Welcome, friend! :jj:
  39. If I encounter a tree that's too big around for...

    If I encounter a tree that's too big around for my straps/whoopie system (like I did just yesterday) I do this:

    I put my toggle and marlin spike hitch in the strap (anywhere near the end--it...
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    I put up a Turtle Lady stand in my living room...

    I put up a Turtle Lady stand in my living room almost three years ago and never looked back.

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    The TV is just out of view to the right. I have changed hammocks since this photo was taken...
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    Everything you say is true. Many of us here on...

    Everything you say is true. Many of us here on HF are backpackers and are concerned with weight and bulk. 7/64ths is plenty strong for hammocking and is the lightest and thinnest amsteel they make...
  42. Howdy and welcome! We used to live in SF area...

    Howdy and welcome! We used to live in SF area (Marin County) and in Boston (North End) as well. We cut our backpacking teeth in the Whites then transferred out west. We moved to the southern...
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    Thanks, Scraprider7 for sharing all your hard...

    Thanks, Scraprider7 for sharing all your hard work. Very handy! :laugh:
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    Howdy and welcome from this Plant High grad! ...

    Howdy and welcome from this Plant High grad! :laugh:
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    Or a stick found in camp stuck between the...

    Or a stick found in camp stuck between the carabiner and the tree. :)
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    Black bug netting is by far the easiest color to...

    Black bug netting is by far the easiest color to see through. The lighter it is, the harder it is to see through. I've seen white, tan and dark green bug netting and I'm sure there are other...
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    . Howdy and welcome from Burnsville!...

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    Howdy and welcome from Burnsville! :jj:
  48. Good times! But, see Section III of Hammock...

    Good times! But, see Section III of Hammock Forums' Terms of Service:

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    ;)
  49. Great video, TallPaul! Your daughter seems like...

    Great video, TallPaul! Your daughter seems like someone I'd enjoy hanging out with (and that's really saying something for a teenager!) Thanks for posting! :laugh:
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    Responding to the OP's no-hardware suspension,...

    Responding to the OP's no-hardware suspension, take a look at Grappler's no-hardware suspension. It doesn't get a lot of love, but I think it's pretty cool. The diamond knot and loop/Klemheist combo...
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