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    I'm using a WBBB XLC with winter top cover, and a...

    I'm using a WBBB XLC with winter top cover, and a Superfly tarp. Between the two of those, I'm fairly certain I can block most any wind, and any waterborne mist as well. Comments?
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    DWR or uncoated for top quilt?

    So I'm thinking of making my own top quilt using Climashield Apex from thru-hiker.com. Actually, two topquilts, one from 2.5oz Apex, and one from 5.0 oz Apex, that could potentially be used...
  3. Thanks everyone for the replies! I ended up at...

    Thanks everyone for the replies! I ended up at Susquehannock SP for an afternoon catnap dayhike today, and have checked out your other suggestions. Very much appreciated!
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    Dayhike/Catnap in WBBB XLC

    New hammock arrived this week, and had to get out and give it a go. I'm still waiting for my UQ from Kick *** Quilts to arrive, and it's winter here in PA, so a dayhike/catnap was in order:
  5. Hang sites near Lancaster, PA (year round)?

    Any suggestions on places to go for a quick one or two-night camping trip that are hammock friendly, open year round and near Lancaster, PA? Just got my WBBB DL 1.7 XLC and Superfly and am itching to...
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    I ordered my WBBB 1.7 DL XLC and Superfly on...

    I ordered my WBBB 1.7 DL XLC and Superfly on 12/28/13 and got the shipping notice yesterday, 1/14/14. I'm really looking forward to trying it out. Plus I'll be able to loan out my DIY hammock to...
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    I'm looking forward to this being my first group...

    I'm looking forward to this being my first group hang. I may bicycle in from about 60 miles away, and am looking for suggestions for a lightweight potluck item that fits in bike panniers. Thanks for...
  8. Thanks!

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions!
    scroungetech
  9. Fabric for gear hammock/go-to-ground cloth?

    So I want to make a gear hammock that can double as a ground cloth in case I ever need to go to ground. The design is simple enough, just a smaller version of a gathered end hammock, with some...
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    Thanks everyone for your responses. I'm going to...

    Thanks everyone for your responses. I'm going to not split the stand into so many smaller sections based on your input, and just figure something else out for portability, if the need arises. Being...
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    Pipe Stand Engineering Question

    Greetings All,
    As the weather gets colder here in the Northeast, I'm on the verge of putting together a steel pipe hammock stand for indoor use, made from 1 inch diameter galvanized steel pipe. I...
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    Maybe you already answered this, but I missed it...

    Maybe you already answered this, but I missed it if you did: What is the length of the tripod legs? And the length of the carry bag you made? Thanks!
  13. I know this is a pretty old thread, so hopefully...

    I know this is a pretty old thread, so hopefully this will get a response. Aardvark, how is your non-back-breaker stand holding up these days? Are you still using it, have you made any design...
  14. Size Question

    To anyone who is using one of these stands: What is the total length of the floor space needed for this type of stand? This would be the longest total measurement from the two furthest-spread tripod...
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    Thanks folks. That's pretty much the reply(s) I...

    Thanks folks. That's pretty much the reply(s) I needed to hear. Your input is appreciated and I'll do my best.
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    Down TQ/UQ from Grandma?!?

    So hopefully the title of this post got your attention because I have an unusual question for you. I'm graduating college and my Grandma wants to buy me "bedding or furniture" of some kind, neither...
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    TD stand with folding wooden tripods?

    I'm wondering if anyone has made a TurtleDog-style hammock stand where the tripods can break down from 6+ foot length down to half of that, and are made of wood dimensional lumber available from the...
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    Sticky: I use recycled or repurposed materials, or at...

    I use recycled or repurposed materials, or at least try to make my own gear out of new materials if I can't find the appropriate used materials. So I guess I'm like a technician of scrounging. And I...
  19. Thanks for the compliments. I'm new to the...

    Thanks for the compliments. I'm new to the hammock, but not the thread injector.
  20. Length was 10.75 feet before I whipped the end,...

    Length was 10.75 feet before I whipped the end, width is about 57" or the full 60" fabric width minus side seams. I'm 6'3", and it felt short at first, but I needed put on the structural ridgeline...
  21. Pics as promised:

    So here are the pics as mentioned above. The weight is shown in ounces, and is about 1/3 of the tent I carry, so this is a big improvement. Next projects include a bug net and a winter-size tarp and...
  22. Having speed issues with my connection. Will...

    Having speed issues with my connection. Will upload pics as a reply when fewer housemates are online.
  23. First hang today, in my DIY, with pics

    Hi All,
    So I decided to make good use of the last day of my spring break today, and added the knotty mod to my DIY double 1.9. It's a little chilly here in PA today, but with my foam pad between...
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    So I put in the knotty mod today and just got in...

    So I put in the knotty mod today and just got in from a test hang in the backyard. And nap. I'm posting a new thread with pics if anyone is interested.
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    Thanks for all the information!

    Thanks for all the information!
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    Thanks for the quick reply Fish! I was just...

    Thanks for the quick reply Fish! I was just getting ready to ask if the knotty mod might be a better way to go, and you beat me to it. Much appreciated! My hammock was 10.75 feet before I gathered...
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    Footbox help needed please

    So I've watched the youtube vids posted by TZ brown about how he constructs a footbox hammock, and while he shows plenty about cutting and hemming the fabric triangle that will be the footbox, I'm a...
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    Greetings from Southeast PA

    Hi All,
    I'm from Lancaster, PA and new to the ways of the hammock. I got to try out a buddy's hammock on a camping trip in the summer of 2010, and I frequently remember how comfortable it was....
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