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  1. Thread: LeighLo

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    Pretty good source. :rolleyes:

    Pretty good source. :rolleyes:
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    I heard from Roger that we'll have a Scout Troupe...

    I heard from Roger that we'll have a Scout Troupe with us that he has introduced to hammock camping. Dutch said he plans to be there. Also 2Q & ZQ. Hickery will bring back my splitting maul; I...
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    Fine, ChiefH. Glad you're so close.

    Fine, ChiefH. Glad you're so close.
  4. Thread: North face coats

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    FS: Offer withdrawn, pending reply to PM.

    Offer withdrawn, pending reply to PM.
  5. I like asym tarps. With silnylon, I use a...

    I like asym tarps. With silnylon, I use a ridgeline under the tarp to prevent cupping. I've wanted to try sil-poly, and now I may do so - not for an asym tarp, but rather a super-ogee to use with...
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    WaHHA - Watoga waits!

    Two months to WaHHA, and there's a hint of crispness in the air up at the park now. We had a successful inaugural Mountain Trail Challenge (trail running half marathon and 5K races) two weeks ago,...
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    Hope you heal up quickly - don't rush it. I...

    Hope you heal up quickly - don't rush it. I landed on the back of my neck when a suspension broke once and it was a couple of weeks before it stopped hurting.

    I once did the same thing you did -...
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    @redearmedia I sure hope you didn't do it with a...

    @redearmedia
    I sure hope you didn't do it with a chain saw!
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    Nice, Red. Thanks for the show. I called my...

    Nice, Red. Thanks for the show. I called my wife in to see the pics. Plenty of loon calls?
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    Thanks, Hickery. We might need a fire. I've got...

    Thanks, Hickery. We might need a fire. I've got a trail you might like, too - the Kennison Run Trail. It's the only one in the park I haven't hiked yet. On the map it looks we could make it part...
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    I have made a number of underquilts (or insulated...

    I have made a number of underquilts (or insulated hammocks, which require the same shaping) using all kinds of modifications to the bottom layer to make it hang evenly, and it's extremely...
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    Great work, OlTrailDog. I haven't experimented...

    Great work, OlTrailDog. I haven't experimented with different insulation systems as much as you have, and I haven't worked on my right angle hammock in a while, but everything pertaining to...
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    You're definitely on the right track. That's...

    You're definitely on the right track. That's what I do with my adjustable bridge hammocks, and it's derived from the way I adjusted the side strings on my right-angle hammock. Now I'm working on a...
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    Kale Kale, Last year it got down to 32 F. - a...

    Kale Kale,
    Last year it got down to 32 F. - a bit colder than usual, so it was good to have an underquilt. I have a quilt I can let you try out. Also, I'm working on something I call "The...
  15. Hammocks, Half Marathon, 5K, and Meteors at Watoga in 2 weeks

    My favorite hammock-friendly park, Watoga, is hosting 2 trail running races August 13th, and we need volunteers. I'll be camping at the park's Beaver Creek Campground and will have room for more...
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    Cogent, as always, Bill, despite introducing new...

    Cogent, as always, Bill, despite introducing new variables. I've found that the more ways I find to adjust a hammock, the harder it is to figure out what the next prototype should look like.
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    And the big question is, how much difference...

    And the big question is, how much difference would it make if you got it wrong? I have no idea. That's why feedback from people who have tried different things is so valuable. Let us know how your...
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    Shiny side in toward the insulation. The matte...

    Shiny side in toward the insulation. The matte side should have more surface area and thus can evaporate moisture faster. When water vapor (from you) passes through the underquilt it can condense...
  19. Last October I postedthis...

    Last October I postedthis, which shows some insulated hammocks with shaped bottom layers. These happened to have synthetic insulation quilted to irregular pattern pieces and then sewn together to...
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    Ron, I sent you a PM. The recent flooding...

    Ron, I sent you a PM. The recent flooding damaged the trail south of Anthony. It won't change your proposed trip much - just shortens the last day by 15 miles.
  21. Dilute to .5% as noted. The petroleum based...

    Dilute to .5% as noted. The petroleum based products can be very slow (if ever) to lose the objectionable smell. There is a water based 10% product also available through ag stores like Tractor...
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    Well done, Gadget! It works with a bridge...

    Well done, Gadget! It works with a bridge hammock, too. I'll let you ponder how to do it. You might come up with an improvement. :)
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    We have bear hunters around here, and bears run...

    We have bear hunters around here, and bears run away when they see us. I feel privileged when I get to see one. I'll probably never hike in the Smokies because they don't allow dogs. Too bad.
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    Since it's for indoor use, choose one of the...

    Since it's for indoor use, choose one of the heavier fabrics for comfort. 1.9 ripstop is comfortable and economical. The Hex 2.2 looks good - I haven't tried it. I like Supplex nylon best. I get...
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    Your video is engineered to the same high...

    Your video is engineered to the same high standard the hammock is. Thanks for both. I like the grosgrain reinforcement in the end channel. Do you think it works along with the ridgeline attachment...
  26. Thread: WV Hikes?

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    We need to hear more about the GET, Joe. The...

    We need to hear more about the GET, Joe. The Allegheny Trail passes through Watoga State Park. Look for posts about WaHHA, October 22nd. There are 44 miles of trails in the park, and come October...
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    Compared to the other 49 states, West Virginia is...

    Compared to the other 49 states, West Virginia is relatively bug-free. Not entirely, but not bad. Post #2 is so good, it deserves to be a sticky by itself. Try Red Creek to Big Stonecoal. Camp at...
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    Most of the water you need to worry about is...

    Most of the water you need to worry about is sweat. The best bottom layer for a quilt is one of the fabrics like Pertex or Momentum that have more surface area (aka "fuzz") on the outside so they...
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    Sorry to tell you, Red, you're keeping bad...

    Sorry to tell you, Red, you're keeping bad company. The hammock is a pickpocket.
  30. Thread: Permethrin

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    Tractor Supply in the US has two types of...

    Tractor Supply in the US has two types of permethrin, one 10% and one (I think) 20%. The 10% is water based (no petroleum distillates). It doesn't smell bad. The other smells like kerosene or...
  31. Larger diameter rope requires longer buries. I'm...

    Larger diameter rope requires longer buries. I'm surprised that Gargoyle's worked. They shouldn't have.
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    Zilla, the small magnets I use to hold the center...

    Zilla, the small magnets I use to hold the center of my underquilt up against the bottom of a hammock are discs 1/4" in diameter and 1/16" thick. They weigh .39 grams. They are just barely strong...
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    Zilla, I disagree. This is the old confusion of...

    Zilla, I disagree. This is the old confusion of what a structural ridgeline is. There are two types of ridgelines being used by hammockers, and what you say applies to ones that are not intended to...
  34. I use the technique with a vacuum cleaner wand...

    I use the technique with a vacuum cleaner wand with a piece of noseeum mesh over one end. Suck the down out of the old quilt or whatever to trap it in the wand. Then disconnect the wand and use a...
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    There's another factor can contribute: seams...

    There's another factor can contribute: seams generally work fine. We hear about difficulties sealing them or sewing them, but I think these are exceptions. For the amount of thought and effort they...
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    Could you have done it blindfolded?

    Could you have done it blindfolded?
  37. Thread: Soft Shackle Blues

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    Someone once posted a method of putting a smaller...

    Someone once posted a method of putting a smaller cord inside the bury that would pull it back and make the end loop larger. It looked like something that would exactly solve your problem. Would...
  38. Glad you're bouncing back, Jeremy. Sounds like...

    Glad you're bouncing back, Jeremy. Sounds like you've got a good mindset. You can make some bucks on the side if you set up a group buy of ACRs. :laugh:
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    She knows whereof she speaks. Implicit in...

    She knows whereof she speaks. Implicit in Country Roads' excellent directional tips is this: you must have a compass. Step off the trail a ways, and a cloud comes in, and suddenly you can't see...
  40. Not straps, but I had some kevlar kite lines that...

    Not straps, but I had some kevlar kite lines that went through several incarnations, becoming non-stretch lines for marking out soccer fields after I stopped making large stunt kites, where they were...
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    It's new to me, but it looks worth trying. I...

    It's new to me, but it looks worth trying. I once snagged a G4 pack made of silnylon and nearly went crazy trying to sew on a patch near the bottom of the bag. Ended up basting it by hand so I...
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    It's not a design that's proven enough to warrant...

    It's not a design that's proven enough to warrant a sticky, I'm afraid. Better just refine your search technique and remember you can ask for help.
  43. A lot of good help here, bigsig, and you helped...

    A lot of good help here, bigsig, and you helped yourself by having the inflatable mattress under the hammock. That was a smart move.
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    Several more good sources for magnets:...

    Several more good sources for magnets:
    https://www.kjmagnetics.com/products.asp?cat=1

    http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/

    https://www.apexmagnets.com/magnets/discs-small
  45. That is indeed alarming. Sometimes a bridge...

    That is indeed alarming. Sometimes a bridge hammock is pulled pretty tight to make it flat enough. Do you have an idea what the sag angle was? Did you use a structural ridge line, and if so, what...
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    Snowball, I followed your link in post #22. Good...

    Snowball, I followed your link in post #22. Good idea. It also helps to position the hole over a piece of wood with a larger hole drilled in it so you can poke the soldering iron all the way...
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    I fold the fabric over to make a channel, put a...

    I fold the fabric over to make a channel, put a cord (amsteel, dynaglide, or utililty cord) through the channel, and burn holes just inside the channel so I can larkshead the small ropes around the...
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    I like it - larkshead the hammock to the ring. ...

    I like it - larkshead the hammock to the ring. You might need to fold the end back 4 or 5 inches to make the channel, but I'm guessing it would be plenty strong. I agree that there may not be a...
  49. Agree with OutandBack. Move those trees farther...

    Agree with OutandBack. Move those trees farther apart.
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    bkrgi said it best.

    bkrgi said it best.
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