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    I don't have a WBBB but I do understand the...

    I don't have a WBBB but I do understand the pressure you feel. I always ball up something, extra clothes or even use my emptied pack to put under my knees. I find that makes me far more comfortable...
  2. If nobody called dibs... Its unclear :) I'll call...

    If nobody called dibs... Its unclear :) I'll call it if it is available :D
  3. Whoa - I'm in Mount Pleasant. I was just...

    Whoa -

    I'm in Mount Pleasant. I was just pricing some stuff out to build one for a friend of mine. Can I pay you with a beer so we can discuss some next-gen whoopie slings?!
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    Since I'll be sharing the hammock with my lil...

    Since I'll be sharing the hammock with my lil lady the extra material on the sides will come into play.

    I thought the flat felled seam would be the best as well, I'm glad somebody else shared...
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    DIY eno doublenest

    The biggest new ENO's are 9 1/2 feet in width. Two widths of ripstop.

    My plan is to make a simple whipped end hammock, but attach 28 widths to each side just like they do in the doublenest...
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    This is so, so fantastic. It is quite the...

    This is so, so fantastic. It is quite the undertaking and I am not sure I am anywhere near ready to attempt it.

    QUESTION

    I think for most of us, the only thing we miss about a tent is the...
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    What? Sounds like he's just trying to be helpful....

    What? Sounds like he's just trying to be helpful. (he is)

    I would highly, HIGHLY recommend shying away from a zippered bugnet system. I made one on my DIY but it was very labor intensive and...
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    Very inspiring. Enjoy hanging in a place with...

    Very inspiring.

    Enjoy hanging in a place with no need for tarps. Enjoy the view!!!
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    100 shipped.

    100 shipped.
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    FS: Maxpedition Sabercat

    Love this bag, just do not use it enough to justify it having it sit around.

    I attached two shoulder straps on the rings on the side to help with heavier loads.

    These bags are tough, I...
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    You know, I don't know if I have seen people...

    You know,

    I don't know if I have seen people use snake skins on the hammocks themselves. I kind of like that idea. You could get an idea of tautness and positioning without accidentally dragging...
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    I am really liking the idea of a no-see-um...

    I am really liking the idea of a no-see-um hammock sock with a layer or two of IX on the bottom.

    When you need a bug net, its so nice to have it integrated, but sometimes.. for day hikes or...
  13. Poll: Made my own 3 layer IX underquilt. Love it.

    Made my own 3 layer IX underquilt. Love it.
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    I certainly will not be the one to ask you to...

    I certainly will not be the one to ask you to quit posting, nor will I beg you to keep threads alive in a similar manner as this one.

    I have to say, I appreciated the video. The video really was...
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    +1. Hah. Like your style.

    +1. Hah. Like your style.
  16. For those who bought them at 19.95: Are you happy...

    For those who bought them at 19.95: Are you happy with your purchase? I like the idea of having an extra tarp around for car camping or if somebody in my group needs a loaner.

    Worth it?
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    Just want to make sure I have this right: The...

    Just want to make sure I have this right:

    The curved portion of bug netting, opposite of the straight line you attach to the hammock itself, is in most instances about 24 inches?

    Love the idea,...
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    Shybird, You know, the bag will work fine as a...

    Shybird,

    You know, the bag will work fine as a top quilt. If you actually bought a top quilt, it would be lighter.

    I don't think there is a good way to get around the fact that a underquilt...
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    Hey Shybird, Hammocks and Tinkering are nearly...

    Hey Shybird,

    Hammocks and Tinkering are nearly synonymous. You have to love the "fiddle factor" of Hammocks in order to appreciate them. There are times when I've set up camp and am laying...
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    Funny. And Agreed.

    Funny. And Agreed.
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    Hello There from Mount Pleasant! Enjoy the...

    Hello There from Mount Pleasant!

    Enjoy the forum. Let us know if you need anything
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    I've hung in some pretty public places, I just...

    I've hung in some pretty public places, I just did a hang in Thailand and I was a little bit concerned about the crowd of children that had gathered and were standing there looking at my "Stealth"...
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    I'll be at Burning man too.... Can we get a...

    I'll be at Burning man too.... Can we get a Hammock Forum Members hang there :D
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    Bangkok Stealth

    Hey Everyone! I did some sneaking around after my hostel was closed down a few nights ago - wound up on the roof strapping up one of the two hammocks I brought on this trip. The woven one isn't mine;...
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    Bieggolmai - 1st is correct, it should be than...

    Bieggolmai - 1st is correct,

    it should be than - than is used in comparisons.
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    wordsworthian.

    wordsworthian.
  27. Bump?? Is anyone using this? I'm not a...

    Bump??


    Is anyone using this?

    I'm not a fan of Whoopies. I'm just not... sorry. I have made my own and i just LOVE the ring buckle system with straps. Soooo simple. I'd like to use rope...
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    I like this design more than others that I have...

    I like this design more than others that I have seen. Like it or not, a hammock WILL fail on you at some point and I hate the thought of falling on the foundation of a stand.

    Nice job.
    how much...
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    I would be interested in the total cost here was...

    I would be interested in the total cost here was well - It looks relatively painless.
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    Hey there! I'm from Mount Pleasant, just...

    Hey there!

    I'm from Mount Pleasant, just north of Lansing. I'm currently in Kona Hawaii. Enjoy the lake effect, fellas!!

    Dig the skeeter beeter.
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    @rainman could not agree more - at least you...

    @rainman

    could not agree more - at least you have to look at sewing in a new light!!
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    Hellllloooo from Hawaii!!

    Hey guys -

    just wanted to say hello from the big island!! I sold everything I own and have embarked on a bit of a trip. Next stop - Bangkok! This being a family friendly site I don't have to...
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    I believe this to be not only a right of passage,...

    I believe this to be not only a right of passage, but also a quite necessary event that in some cases needs to be orchestrated. After allowing ground-dwellers to try out my hammock, I am usually met...
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    WTB 100 yards ripstop

    Title says it all.

    I am in an area where I am pretty sure I could sell tourists some simple gathered end hammocks.

    Anyone know where I can get good deals in bulk?? Thanks :D
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    Is this revering to people who's curiosity leads...

    Is this revering to people who's curiosity leads them closer than what is normally socially acceptable startling the hammock-er?

    or hammockee?

    Ok. Of the two people the person who is almost...
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    Oh, and to answer your question - convert the...

    Oh,

    and to answer your question - convert the length from feet to inches and multiply by .83

    make your ridgeline longer than that, and then play around a bit. I like to put my head literally...
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    I have read 83% and that is what I use. Comfy...

    I have read 83% and that is what I use. Comfy Comfy. I am in my hammock right now matter of fact :)

    let me check

    yup - comfY!
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    As far as Joann goes - You should never have to...

    As far as Joann goes - You should never have to pay full price. I normally just call and ask if they have any coupons on hand. They usually do - just be nice :)

    If not, I'll spend two bucks on a...
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    Well I doubt I would make it 54'' thick. I'm...

    Well I doubt I would make it 54'' thick. I'm pretty skinny. I guess my wonder is if the insultex would have enough loft to work properly
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    I am wondering about a Fleece Ripstop Insultex...

    I am wondering about a Fleece Ripstop Insultex Topquilt. What do you guys think? Fleece next to your skin, then insultex then the ripstop as the outermost layer?
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    As if us hammockers are not odd enough......

    As if us hammockers are not odd enough... Somebody has to bring snuggies into this funky mix :laugh:
  42. Thread: DIY Bug Net

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    DIY Bug Net

    I have promised to make two of my friends hammocks for an upcoming adventure in Hawaii. They say that bugs are quite a problem and it is hard to enjoy the outdoors where we will be because of the...
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    Hey Grizz!! I really enjoyed your hike. Thanks...

    Hey Grizz!!

    I really enjoyed your hike. Thanks for taking us :)

    I have a 3 layer differential cut insultex underquilt. I love it - its really light and was pretty cheap.


    How did you...
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    Skinny Hammock

    Well, first of all I am proud to say that I have not slept in my bed for about two weeks.

    As I have been spending all this time in my DIY hammock, I have noticed how much of the material that...
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    You might be a hammock hanger if: You come...

    You might be a hammock hanger if:

    You come home late regularly hoping to be kicked out of bed
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    +1 for the bugsock. Warbonnetguy makes one -...

    +1 for the bugsock.

    Warbonnetguy makes one - its pretty affordable. If you like your hammock why not try this?

    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/travelers.php
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    I am using my diy hammock right now! I have not...

    I am using my diy hammock right now! I have not slept in my bed in over a week.
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    Its an absolutely horrific incident. My thoughts...

    Its an absolutely horrific incident. My thoughts and prayers go to the families.

    Don't forget, though, this seems to be a pretty isolated incident. I think looking for widow makers and leaves...
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    HF.net A place for the well rested

    HF.net

    A place for the well rested
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    I have thought of this several times. I...

    I have thought of this several times.

    I really dig the bug net throw over. Stormcrow, I believe has a great design about a net that hangs over the ridgeline that you weigh down with build in...
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