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  1. I wish I had brought the hammocks. All three...

    I wish I had brought the hammocks. All three group camps were below the tree line. I could've hung at all three, although the Deer Lake group camp would've been tight. It was a great trip with...
  2. Called the Wilderness Information Center. They...

    Called the Wilderness Information Center. They could not verify that all three group camps could accommodate hammocks. Both my son and I would prefer hammocks, but don't want to sleep on the ground...
  3. We will be in a group and required to stay in the...

    We will be in a group and required to stay in the group camps.

    1st night - 7 mile camp
    2nd night - sol duc camp
    3rd night - deer lake camp

    I was given a number to call and find out if there...
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    Went to get the lightweight blue poly tarp from...

    Went to get the lightweight blue poly tarp from REI and they were out. I found a Quarter Dome T3 Plus Footprint that was on sale for under $25. It is just the right size on the diagonal for my...
  5. Olympics High Divide Loop (7 Lakes Basin) Hammockable?

    I'll be doing the high divide loop with a group very soon. My son and I were planning on using our hammocks and not bringing a tent.

    Can the group camps handle two hammocks? Or would it be...
  6. I am planning on doing a few of these for my kids...

    I am planning on doing a few of these for my kids and myself. I plan on having them run over the ridge line. I picked up 6 yards a 108" wide tulle. That should give me enough to go over the...
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    When I cut the nylon or polyester that I use for...

    When I cut the nylon or polyester that I use for kayak skins, I use a wood burning knife to cut it. I have a piece of thin wood with a shallow groove cut in it. I put the wood under the fabric and...
  8. Considering converting an old sleeping bag to an underquilt

    I've got an old REI Icelandic Special Down Sleeping bag. I think it dates back to about the early 70's. I got it as a damaged 2nd back then because of oil spots. It has since given me MANY years...
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    We will have to see about that. I am supposed to...

    We will have to see about that. I am supposed to do a snow trip soon and I don't have an UQ for either my son or myself yet. I also only have one winter tarp, my kelty Noah 12. Plus I am not sure...
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    Yes, I did de-burr them I was also keeping them...

    Yes, I did de-burr them I was also keeping them with my tent stakes just to be sure, but a thorough de-burring and cord to attach it to the whoopie is a great idea.

    There aren't too many straight...
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    Thanks. Looks like I will be making more, and...

    Thanks. Looks like I will be making more, and most of them will have some sort of curve.
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    Toggles for Marlin Spike Hitch

    I had some damaged tent poles (a friend's kids tackled my tent), so I decided to make some toggles. They are 3" long and weigh in at about 1/3 oz. for the pair.
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    Went to buy 7/64 AmSteel from West Marine, but...

    Went to buy 7/64 AmSteel from West Marine, but didn't have any in that size with the rest of their rope. I waited for 10 minutes to ask if they had any coming in of if they could get it for me, but...
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    I love this for a nice budget starter tarp. ...

    I love this for a nice budget starter tarp.

    My wife just got me a WL Tad Pole for Christmas, but my 9 year-old son needs a tarp for his hammock. I am thinking of going this route or doing...
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    Looks like I will probably be trying whoopie...

    Looks like I will probably be trying whoopie slings for my ENO DN, and cinch buckles (rings) and straps for my son's GT UL. Not sure yet what I will do with my daughters Byer TL. For the kids, I...
  16. I was initially going to go with webbing, but...

    I was initially going to go with webbing, but will probably do whoopies instead, for the reasons you mentioned, plus I am trying to lighten my pack, and the whoopies are pretty cool.
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    I need to research a little more on the Whoopie...

    I need to research a little more on the Whoopie Slings. I may end up going that route. How hard are they to make? Is there an issue if your trees are too close together?

    As far as cinch buckles,...
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    Inexpensive Yet Light Suspension

    I just picked up an ENO DN for myself, and already got got a Grand Trunk Ultralight, and a Byer Traveller Lite for my kids. None of them have a suspension at the moment, so I am looking to hang...
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    I had one of these before I got back into...

    I had one of these before I got back into hammocks, I used it on my re-intro hammock trip to cover two hammocks connected to three trees.
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    My bag is a big agnes, that has a sleeve for the...

    My bag is a big agnes, that has a sleeve for the pad. I would attach more sleeves for additional pads. I may go with an underquilt eventually, but right now I want to minimize costs, and use...
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    Don't know if I can make it to any of the "winter...

    Don't know if I can make it to any of the "winter hangs". I plan on shopping around some, and reading up more to find out what to look for in a hammock. I've already started looking at your...
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    Sticky: Mine is fairly self explanatory, I've made over a...

    Mine is fairly self explanatory, I've made over a dozen home-built kayaks.

    Here are a few of them
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/69428_530830660280158_1247340253_n.jpg
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    Returning to Hammocks

    I used to hammock camp when I was in scouts as a kid. I am MUCH older now and have been taking my kids backpacking for a few years. On our last trip this fall I tried a friends ENO Double. It was...
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