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  1. Thanks for the quick responses!

    Thanks for the quick responses!
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    I will make a diy hammock pretty soon. If it...

    I will make a diy hammock pretty soon. If it turns out well, I'll let others try out my ENO single nest on trips. Maybe I can convert everyone. :D
  3. Question: Can one use a Hennessy (figure eight) lashing with amsteel?

    Title says it all. One of my whoopie slings broke, and I'm wondering if I can use the cord (without the loop) for the Hennessy/figure eight lashing to suspend my hammock. Is the amsteel too slippery?...
  4. I'm moving this thread to suspension.

    I'm moving this thread to suspension.
  5. What cord do you use with the Hennessy lashing?

    Hi all, I was wondering what cord is good for the Hennessy lashing. Also, would amsteel work? I already have some old whoopie slings that broke, and I was wondering if I could cut off the loop than...
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    I just bought 2 walmart pads for a total of 16...

    I just bought 2 walmart pads for a total of 16 dollars. Added an extension at the foot end since I'm tall. Tried adding wings, but the pad wouldn't roll up with them on. So all I do is stick the...
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    Hmmm..... Maybe it would be a good project to...

    Hmmm..... Maybe it would be a good project to make hammocks at a Scout meeting..... Be very interesting. Btw, what tablecloth do you use for diy hammocks?
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    I think someone's going to think of insanely...

    I think someone's going to think of insanely lightweight gear. Probably tarps, and suspension. I think either someone will invent a incredibly lightweight carabiner, or easier suspension with just...
  9. This has been resolved. I've gotten pads for...

    This has been resolved. I've gotten pads for insulation.
  10. Thank you! I'll try this.

    Thank you! I'll try this.
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    Poll: You're right. You can't do this set up and easily...

    You're right. You can't do this set up and easily remove it. I tried something else though. You take two pieces of rope, tie a variation of a quick release figure eight knot on the shorter one, then...
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    Poll: I am leaning towards whoopie slings, but I was...

    I am leaning towards whoopie slings, but I was just wondering if having a rope with a stopper knot all along parts of it, then slide the rope into the marlinspike hitch and tighten the marlinspike...
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    Poll: Thanks! By the way, my cat drove me out of the...

    Thanks! By the way, my cat drove me out of the basement. He was jumping at my head while I was in the hammock.... I was very comfortable before that, but it's hard to sleep when you're afraid the cat...
  14. Sorry for resurrecting this thread, but I was...

    Sorry for resurrecting this thread, but I was wondering if you could just tie a stopper knot, slip the rope into the marlinspike hitch on the strap and tighten. Would that be a good method? Also, I...
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    Poll: The thing is I have never diy'd anything and all...

    The thing is I have never diy'd anything and all the shackles and things on Grizz's setup seem daunting. That's why I'm looking for something to slash my weight, :boggle: but simple and cheap. :D I...
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    Poll: Another quick question. Would amsteel hold a...

    Another quick question. Would amsteel hold a diamond or figure eight knot? Once again, thanks in advance.
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    Poll: I've just tried it for a quick lay in the...

    I've just tried it for a quick lay in the hammock. (A few minutes.) May try it tonight. I have the eno singlenest and I tried it with the knot that's used to connect the caribiner to the hammock and...
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    Poll: Thanks, I've seen it and it's really amazing. But...

    Thanks, I've seen it and it's really amazing. But I'm looking to see if I can do it without so much rope.
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    Poll: No hardware suspension?

    Hello. Just wondering if it would be possible to use some kind of climbing rope, (or amsteel) have that attached to your hammock with a larks head, then tie a stopper knot (figure eight or diamond)...
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    I can't be sure, because I've never slept in a...

    I can't be sure, because I've never slept in a underquilt. I may try to modify a couple of pads and see if I can sleep in comfort. I'm okay with my yoga mat, but it's not wide enough.(and it bunches...
  21. If I went 3/4th, how big would the pad need to...

    If I went 3/4th, how big would the pad need to be? I'm about 6 foot and still going, and I'd want this to last.
  22. How many yards of climasheild would I need? I'm...

    How many yards of climasheild would I need? I'm making like a 20 degree, with a layer of 5oz. and a layer of 2.5oz climasheild. How many yards would I need for both a full length and a 3/4th length?...
  23. All right, thanks guys! This really helps.

    All right, thanks guys! This really helps.
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    I'm probably going to try to diy a underquilt,...

    I'm probably going to try to diy a underquilt, but keep the pad for extreme New Hampshire cold.
  25. Are baffles needed with climasheild or insultex underquilt?

    Seriously considering making my own underquilt. Leaning towards climasheild, but this would be my first DIY project, and baffles seem intimidating. So just wondering if I could get away with no...
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    Sticky: My cousin received a hammock one Christmas, we...

    My cousin received a hammock one Christmas, we camped out, me in a tent, him in his hammock. He really enjoyed the night he spent out and I was intrigued. He showed me Shug's videos :boggle: then I...
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    If your mom will let you use it outside, start...

    If your mom will let you use it outside, start with that. Just don't do anything behind her back. :cool:
  28. Would like Underquilt that goes to about 20- 30 degrees

    What the title says. Maximum payment would be 80 dollars.
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    Is Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics (owfinc.com) a good...

    Is Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics (owfinc.com) a good site for climasheild? (Thanks for all the help)
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    I would like it to be pretty flexible. More cold...

    I would like it to be pretty flexible. More cold weather though, around 20 degrees.
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    Will try this tonight. Thanks! :D

    Will try this tonight. Thanks! :D
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    How much/(how many layers) climasheild would I...

    How much/(how many layers) climasheild would I need? I would like to compare the price of full length diy, and 3/4 diy UQ.
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    Climasheild or insultex for UQ?

    Hello all, just wondering witch material would be better for a DIY Underquilt, Insultex, or Climasheild? (If Climasheild, how many ounces?) Also, what temperatures would these be good for? :cool:...
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    Thanks, I'll look into it.

    Thanks, I'll look into it.
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    Why do pads get a bad rap?

    Hey all, just wondering why pads seem to be hated. Never used a underquilt yet, been fine with pads and sleeping bag. (Don't even have a normal pad, I use a yoga mat.:lol: :confused:
  36. Thanks for all the great feedback guys!

    Thanks for all the great feedback guys!
  37. Where do I find a good Pea Pod system that won't cost a fortune?

    Hi guys. I'm fairly new to hammocking and I was intrigued by a pea pod. It makes sense, I mean, it's a top quilt and a bottom quilt. I'm looking into making one, but I'd definitely be interested in a...
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    Thank you Shug, I love your videos! Your the one...

    Thank you Shug, I love your videos! Your the one who started me down the hammock camping path.
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    Sleeping-Bag modify no zipper pod.

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has tried to modify a sleeping bag by removing the zippers and sewing up the sides. After that, adding drawstring on both ends so that it can easily be slipped over...
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