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    I made my first trip to BWCA last year (a long...

    I made my first trip to BWCA last year (a long haul from PA), and I really liked all of the resources online to help me plan the trip. I'm sure you've got plenty of areas a little closer to central...
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    Payment received, please feel free to close. ...

    Payment received, please feel free to close. Enjoy your new Blackbird, theshnizzle!
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    Sold pending payment, will update as soon as I...

    Sold pending payment, will update as soon as I hear back.
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    WTB: I"m selling one, used one trip. Will ship to...

    I"m selling one, used one trip. Will ship to Canada if you pay shipping.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?93287-Warbonnet-Blackbird-1-7-Double-Like-New
  5. Thread: Superfly

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    For me when the tarp is off center it's usually...

    For me when the tarp is off center it's usually as easy as loosening one side's tie outs and tightening the others. I need some practice too. Only one outing with the superfly so far. I do like...
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    Cinch straps

    Cinch straps
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    Looknup I'm going to give it some time as I'm in...

    Looknup I'm going to give it some time as I'm in no hurry to sell. Tuck, this is the current blackbird model, not the XLC. fGsltw, it is still available.
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    I add a back splice or a small locked brummel. ...

    I add a back splice or a small locked brummel. They're surprisingly handy.
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    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 Double Like New

    Bought this and an XLC last month and decided the XLC was the better one for me. Used one 2-night outing only. Will arrive just like it comes from Warbonnet, except maybe the tie out bungees aren't...
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    Thanks PS. I'm going to try to find a presser...

    Thanks PS. I'm going to try to find a presser foot like that and give it another go.
  11. I'm a fan of old machines, mostly because I...

    I'm a fan of old machines, mostly because I appreciate the build quality. My cheap brother worked fine for the light weight DIY stuff I was doing, though. I'd agree that an older machine (~1965 and...
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    Yea, I've got a bad habit of getting into...

    Yea, I've got a bad habit of getting into expensive hobbies and then getting bored with them haha. RC is a lot of fun but also a lot of work and I've got too many other hobbies keeping me busy!
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    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/15/qape9ape.jpg ...

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/15/qape9ape.jpg

    Here's my "new to me" Necchi BU Nova I picked up last week. Cleaned it up, oiled it, replaced the motor, wiring, rubbers, and swapped the foot...
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    I've had good luck with the Nite Ize reflective...

    I've had good luck with the Nite Ize reflective cord
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    I tried the tape binder once and I doubt I"ll try...

    I tried the tape binder once and I doubt I"ll try it again. Even though I was using the correct side grosgrain, the edges kept "walking" as you mentioned. I thought it'd be a way to save time but...
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    My blackbirds have come with bar tacks and are...

    My blackbirds have come with bar tacks and are good to 400lb. I made a pair of my own last night and also used bar tacks, although I doubled the overlap and the number of stitches compared to the...
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    I learn something new every time I log on here. ...

    I learn something new every time I log on here. Time to give this klemheist a shot.
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    It doesn't look like you need any more...

    It doesn't look like you need any more convincing, but here is the rationale...The problem is that the insulation is provided by the captured air inside the quilt. Even if it wrapped around...
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    Congrats and best wishes in taking it to the next...

    Congrats and best wishes in taking it to the next level!
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    Definitely will need some bottom insulation. ...

    Definitely will need some bottom insulation. Since you're coming from a tent, you can use the sleeping pad you've likely already got for starters. Try a couple nights in the yard before heading out.
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    I like the wasps. For a CRL, I use one with a...

    I like the wasps. For a CRL, I use one with a Dutch hook on the opposite end. For non CRL, I like that you can move them close to the tarp ends to open up the "V", but still be able to slide them...
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    Try pulling the line where it enters the bury...

    Try pulling the line where it enters the bury while holding the bury itself, keeping it from constricting. The line will come right out. It wouldn't come out under load, but it's possible for small...
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    Thanks! Hopefully I get used to the hammock...

    Thanks! Hopefully I get used to the hammock thing. I'm not getting much sleep so far. I'm very comfortable but am not a natural back sleeper and efforts to sleep on my back or side haven't been...
  24. Thread: WBBB Tie Outs

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    I had this happen to me this weekend. I think I...

    I had this happen to me this weekend. I think I just had the tie-out stake too close to the hammock. Try staking it more out to the side.
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    ... Two rainstorms later... I guess we are...

    ... Two rainstorms later... I guess we are putting the superfly to the test. So far so good!
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    Maiden voyage of my WBBB and Superfly

    Won't really be putting the superfly to the test since it's beautiful out, but it was fun playing with some setup options. I'm new to hammocks, so the conditions are pretty ideal. Low in the mid...
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    Taking my Superfly and BB on their maiden voyage...

    Taking my Superfly and BB on their maiden voyage this weekend!
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    I like the Nite Ize green reflective line for...

    I like the Nite Ize green reflective line for Line Loc 3's.

    I'm not sure if any of our cottage vendors carry it, or I'd point you there. Amazon has it:
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  29. Thread: Hi All

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    Welcome from Pennsylvania!

    Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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    a trick ground dwellers sometimes use to keep...

    a trick ground dwellers sometimes use to keep from sliding around the tent floor is to apply some seam sealer in strips to the tent floor. It might be worth putting some on your pad in increase...
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    I kinda worry about cleaning silnylon with...

    I kinda worry about cleaning silnylon with mineral spirits. Mineral spirits obviously breaks down un-cured silicone (like diy seaqm sealer). I wonder if it would have a damaging effect to the cured...
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    welcome from the Lehigh Valley!

    welcome from the Lehigh Valley!
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    I made a couple dog bones last week to keep handy...

    I made a couple dog bones last week to keep handy should the need arise. I like that it's a locked brummel on each end, so I don't have to worry about it coming apart when not loaded. For a...
  34. Thread: My first hang!

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    A structural ridgeline will help make your sag...

    A structural ridgeline will help make your sag consistent with some variation in setup, and adding more sag will make the hammock a bit shorter. That said, if you find it most comfortable where it...
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    Good to hear! Quite a few folks here sleep in...

    Good to hear! Quite a few folks here sleep in hammocks full time and have ditched their mattress.
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    Sticky: I was taking a canoe trip with my dad, and picked...

    I was taking a canoe trip with my dad, and picked up an ENO doublenest for the trip. We were doing many portages, so I thought it would be a good relaxation alternative to a camp chair...It was! ...
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    The yellow guy line I got from Warbonnet is a lot...

    The yellow guy line I got from Warbonnet is a lot different than the zing it I got from Dutch. The stuff from Dutch feels much more like amsteel material and I believe it is the true zing it. I...
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    nice job! the zipper would be a nice addition if...

    nice job! the zipper would be a nice addition if you don't mind the extra bulk.
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    FS: I can't believe these are still for sale. I've...

    I can't believe these are still for sale. I've already got a 20* incubator and have an XLC on order, otherwise I'd be all over this.
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    I just made something similar. I like that at a glance you can see if you forgot a stake in the ground.
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    I recently bought a WBBB, not realizing that the...

    I recently bought a WBBB, not realizing that the xlc version existed. I haven't done an overnight in it, but it's the most comfortable hammock I've tried yet. I'm waiting on an xlc now, and will...
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    as usual, Shug has you covered: ...

    as usual, Shug has you covered:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7NZVqpBUV0

    The Dutch clip or caribeaner isn't mandatory (you can just feed one end of the strap through the loop on it's end)...
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    I'm a big fan of my doublenest. Other options are...

    I'm a big fan of my doublenest. Other options are more comfortable for me overnight but it's awesome for naps and relaxing. I only know about hammock camping because I saw eno's at dicks. They got...
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    I can't help with planning, but enjoy your trip. ...

    I can't help with planning, but enjoy your trip. I did 5 days in the Boundary Waters with my dad last year and couldn't believe how awesome that whole area is. I wish it weren't so far away!
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    Welcome from PA!

    Welcome from PA!
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    It looks like many folks connect the door tieouts...

    It looks like many folks connect the door tieouts together inside or outside the tarp to keep them open. That's what I plan on doing with my new superfly.
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    Neat idea. I like the idea of a drop-down leg on...

    Neat idea. I like the idea of a drop-down leg on the free end. It would take a lot of stress off the rest of the system.
  48. Thread: First Order.

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    I'm a car camper for the most part, so I don't...

    I'm a car camper for the most part, so I don't have a problem with other hardware options from brands like Nite Ize, but Dutch has some sweet stuff and has improved upon offerings from other brands. ...
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    I'll second this. I've only done one overnight...

    I'll second this. I've only done one overnight so far but I must be an active sleeper because I lost the pillow I had under my knees.
  50. Let us know how it turns out!

    Let us know how it turns out!
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