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  1. Wow, looks like a blast! Beautiful area. Great...

    Wow, looks like a blast! Beautiful area. Great job on the video too ;)

    Thanks for taking us along,
    -Klauss
  2. Since a lot of your load would be horizontal, why...

    Since a lot of your load would be horizontal, why not simply design the post coming up from your receiver to take the vertical weight, and then just use a tension line toward the front of the bed to...
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    I like that idea. I've seen lots of ways folks...

    I like that idea. I've seen lots of ways folks have come up with to hang inside, but I think this beats most of them. With kids, the weight is minimal. But with adults I'd feel better attaching to...
  4. So glad to see you two back on the trail… My two...

    So glad to see you two back on the trail… My two most favorite hangin peoples!!!

    -Klauss
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    Funny, all I get are strange looks and ridiculous...

    Funny, all I get are strange looks and ridiculous questions. I guess where I camp, anyone sleeping above-ground is an oddity.

    -Klauss
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    Hey MMMike, I'm really diggin that dehydrator! ...

    Hey MMMike, I'm really diggin that dehydrator! Great re-use of another mans junk.

    About a year ago I made a dehydrator using a high density polyethylene tote. It uses a 150watt bulb as the heat...
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    WELCOME! from just down the road in Danville -...

    WELCOME! from just down the road in Danville - small world, huh?

    I do mostly stealth camping or private property with permission, but what about Hyco or the campgrounds in that area?

    -Klauss
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    WELCOME! from VA. But I grew up in PA. ...

    WELCOME! from VA. But I grew up in PA. Huntingdon County PA to be exact, haha.

    -Klauss
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    WELCOME! from a south-central PA boy, currently...

    WELCOME! from a south-central PA boy, currently living in VA.
    "T*NT" is about to become a dirty-word in your vocabulary...

    -Klauss
  10. Never even thought of pockets ... Cool idea! I...

    Never even thought of pockets ... Cool idea!

    I used to use a short piece of mason's line to tie each toggle to the end of the strap. But now I'm using 1/2" diam tubes as toggles, so I've found...
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    The only bug net I've owned is made from tulle. ...

    The only bug net I've owned is made from tulle.

    Picked some up at Hobby Lobby about 3 years ago when I was DIY'ing my hammock rig. It's black, very lightweight, packs up super-small, and is not...
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    Well how `bout dat?!? I just learned how to tie...

    Well how `bout dat?!? I just learned how to tie my shoes! (Seriously! I had to re-tie my work shoes 2~3 times a day ... until now ;) ) I've never seen that method before.

    Thanks! It's amazing...
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    Prussiks, huh? Ahhh, great minds ..... ...

    Prussiks, huh?
    Ahhh, great minds .....

    http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn357/Klaussinator/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0494_zps8f0c0f93.jpg

    -Klauss
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    Great stuff, Jeremy! I hadn't seen those videos...

    Great stuff, Jeremy! I hadn't seen those videos before.

    -Klauss
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    I've used braided mason line for a while now...

    I've used braided mason line for a while now without any tensioners and am thoroughly pleased with how well it works. I've got the same stake loop with a prussik that others have mentioned. Very...
  16. I've seen a similar issue with newly purchased...

    I've seen a similar issue with newly purchased Singer bobbins for my 404 Slant-o-Matic. They were just slightly too large and would bind up. Back to the old original .... Oh well, live n learn!
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  17. :lol: -Klauss

    :lol:
    -Klauss
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    Im guessing he means that he put the dowel...

    Im guessing he means that he put the dowel through the sewn channel of what used to be a gathered-end hammock ... waiting to see...

    -Klauss
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    WTB: Wish I had a few dozen, I get PM's all the time...

    Wish I had a few dozen, I get PM's all the time asking about them. Still haven't found another shop that can cut the blanks cost effectively. The idea's not dead -- just stagnant I suppose.
    ...
  20. Great idea! And I loved the video - you're the...

    Great idea! And I loved the video - you're the type of fellow I like to support.

    -Klauss
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    Hah, "apple bombs!" Never would have thought...

    Hah, "apple bombs!" Never would have thought about it ....

    -Klauss
  22. Good stuff, enjoyed the video! The best trips...

    Good stuff, enjoyed the video! The best trips are the ones where you learn something and live to tell about it, haha.

    -Klauss
  23. Looks good! ;) -Klauss

    Looks good! ;)

    -Klauss
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    YUP ^^^ Cheap to buy, very lightweight, and...

    YUP ^^^
    Cheap to buy, very lightweight, and surprisingly durable. I've been using this on my primary camping hammock for over two years now and it's showing no signs of wear or deterioration. Neat...
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    Like most of the others here, I hang my tarp to...

    Like most of the others here, I hang my tarp to one side of the tree and my hammock suspension from the center. When empty, it may touch the tarp but once I get in it rarely does. No V for me.
    ...
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    Although sewing a channel would guarantee a more...

    Although sewing a channel would guarantee a more consistent end gather, it should work either way you choose to do it. Some manufacturers have a certain way they fold the ends to achieve the right...
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    Sure it would work! I'm guessing that folks have...

    Sure it would work! I'm guessing that folks have done it before because it's a simple one-piece system, similar to Eno's SlapStraps. But probably the reason most of us don't do it that way is...
  28. I loved the video - Looks like you two made some...

    I loved the video - Looks like you two made some great memories!
    Very cool meeting the girl from NC. Those friendships seem to form a stronger bond when you're out on the trail. So has she had...
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    WELCOME from Danville! -Klauss

    WELCOME from Danville!

    -Klauss
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    WOW! Where is that? -Klauss

    WOW! Where is that?

    -Klauss
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    I'd absolutely love to, but sadly it's not gonna...

    I'd absolutely love to, but sadly it's not gonna fit into my life right now. I keep threatening to run away for a while - If I ever do, I think that is where I'd end up, haha. Beautiful area!

    If...
  32. Yup, I've done it. Found a queen-size down quilt...

    Yup, I've done it.
    Found a queen-size down quilt at GoodWill for $5 and cut it down to make a TQ with foot box. I transferred (shook) most of the down into half I saved before cutting it and then...
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    Hah, love it! -Klauss

    Hah, love it!

    -Klauss
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    Very cool idea!! -Klauss

    Very cool idea!!

    -Klauss
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    Hey there Rob, WELCOME to the high life!!! ...

    Hey there Rob, WELCOME to the high life!!!

    -Mike in Danville
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    Beautiful, even if when it's a little sloppy. ...

    Beautiful, even if when it's a little sloppy. THANKS!
    As a PA boy, I sure miss those woods...

    -Klauss
  37. Wonderful trip, video, and details. THANKS!!! ...

    Wonderful trip, video, and details. THANKS!!!

    -Klauss
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    Sweet! I've been eying-up a tree locally that...

    Sweet!
    I've been eying-up a tree locally that has its trunk bent perfectly horizontal for about 15' with the limbs growing straight up. Gonna hafta try it ... yup, pics to come!

    -Klauss
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    Maybe I'm the oddball here, (usually am!) but I...

    Maybe I'm the oddball here, (usually am!) but I use 1/2" conduit. Small toggles like arrow shafts or similar seem to be tougher for the strap to bend around and tighten against. By using something...
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    WELCOME! from just up the road in Danville, VA ...

    WELCOME! from just up the road in Danville, VA

    -Klauss
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    Now that's some truly unique footage -- LOVE IT! ...

    Now that's some truly unique footage -- LOVE IT! An amazingly beautiful lake!

    -Klauss
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    Loved your "Backwoods Country Kitchen" segment. ...

    Loved your "Backwoods Country Kitchen" segment. I did a quick local bikepacking stint this past Sunday and had a Spammich too. But jeesh Rob, those Spam singles aren't healthy! I only use HALF the...
  43. Wow, that never even crossed my mind, but I...

    Wow, that never even crossed my mind, but I wonder ...
    I could be in trouble!

    -Klauss
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    Your video has over-extended my lunch break -...

    Your video has over-extended my lunch break - Thank you sir!
    Incredible trip as always. I'm really liking your camera presence, including interaction with total strangers, and production flair -...
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    I'm responding based on the title to your thread,...

    I'm responding based on the title to your thread, not necessarily on the other suggestions thus far. If cost is the main factor, have you considered an IX-UQ? I made mine for zero cost since I...
  46. How have I never seen this before ?!? Another...

    How have I never seen this before ?!? Another one to add to my "must try" list ...

    -Klauss
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    I have this link under the embedded video in my...

    I have this link under the embedded video in my earlier post ... here, try it again : https://youtu.be/1kcobKdm6LI?

    I remember another one he did on Letterman in the late `80's, but I can't find...
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    You know, we hammock experts always perform...

    You know, we hammock experts always perform rigorous scientific testing on every new idea. Protocol must be followed in order to achieve accurate results! Here is an excellent example of that...
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    Hmmm, very interesting! I'm sure your idea would...

    Hmmm, very interesting! I'm sure your idea would work with a trail stick as well.

    -Klauss
  50. I don't have the answer, but I can confirm the...

    I don't have the answer, but I can confirm the issue - same for me.

    -Klauss
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