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  1. After camping and hiking and sleeping in the...

    After camping and hiking and sleeping in the hammock for a few days, then get home and lay down on the bed to go to sleep; I find it difficult to get comfortable, need to readapt to the bed. Haven't...
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    I've been there before with too much insulation...

    I've been there before with too much insulation underneath, started sweating kicked off the TQ while sleeping and ended up with a case of hypothermia. Ended up in the hospital for a few hours. Have...
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    Ditto

    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
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    Summer time TQ

    Use a double top cotton sheet that I fab a footbox on it with the bottom edges pulled in and sewen up. Works O.K. for warm nights.
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    Guess they pack down pretty small too? After...

    Guess they pack down pretty small too? After this weekend have been considering making a combination Pod/hammock with down. I don't like UQ, TQ separate for cold weather camping. Would like to make...
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    I've got a Coleman Big Basin synthetic insulated...

    I've got a Coleman Big Basin synthetic insulated bag that is 36"w x 85" long rated for 10f . It ought to be a good canidate for this. The down side is it goes an easy 6# weight and packs down to 12"...
  7. Body metabolisim

    "It is quite possible that I over boosted my metabolism before I climbed in for slumber. I'll have to monitor that closely next time."

    I have to agree with that. I've had more than once where I...
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    Would 100% polyester long underwear be considered...

    Would 100% polyester long underwear be considered a partial VB? Also Insultex fabric as an inner layer of a down to UQ to limit moisture transfer to the down? Had made a IX UQ and TQ but was too warn...
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    Sorry to degress from the subject; but didn't...

    Sorry to degress from the subject; but didn't somebody on this site mention defrosting frozen boots in the morning by pouring a small amount of alcohol in them and setting the inside aflame...
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    I have a 1945 Singer thread injector that still...

    I have a 1945 Singer thread injector that still works pretty well for it's age. Only makes one thread pattern thou (straight line). Have done many projects on it.
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    I've used small 1/2" plastic adjustable buckle...

    I've used small 1/2" plastic adjustable buckle snaps with 1/2" flat elastic banding to connect to the ends of my UQ to help keep it in place. Elastic is sewen to the UQ and at side ends of the...
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    A good substitute for the pulls are a piece of...

    A good substitute for the pulls are a piece of the high reflect string used for stake lines looped back thru the zipper and left a couple inches long.
  13. Thread: Camo bug net

    by Newzy
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    I've used it on two hammocks so far and it works...

    I've used it on two hammocks so far and it works well. First one I made was a take off on the sclittlefield design for a removable bug netting with built in pockets on the sides. The second is a...
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    Sounds interesting, time(work) and weather...

    Sounds interesting, time(work) and weather permitting. Anybody interested in going from around the Pgh area that might like a ride up chime in. Have a Chevy 4 door pickup with 4WD. Could possibly...
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    Yes, you want the bottom of the bag up loosely...

    Yes, you want the bottom of the bag up loosely against the bottom of the hammock.
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    For the pod you could make some channels on the...

    For the pod you could make some channels on the bottom half of the bag to run a streach cord thru on each side to keep the bag against the bottom of the hammock, then run an attachment from the top...
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    Oopps

    Oopps, wrong thread :eek:
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    For the pod you could make some channels on the...

    For the pod you could make some channels on the bottom half of the bag to run a streach cord thru on each side to keep the bag against the bottom of the hammock, then run an attachment from the top...
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    I don't mind hiking in snow or light rain when...

    I don't mind hiking in snow or light rain when it's warmer out, but the cold (35-50f) and wet constant downpour type weather tend to chill me to the bone. Can hike in 2' of snow in 20f no problem. Go...
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    Cold, Wet and Miserable

    I call these Ground Hog days, where I prefer to stay buried in under the covers and am not in a hurry to greet the day (or gray overcast). So if your out on the trail and it's cold, pouring down rain...
  21. Thread: Hammock Length

    by Newzy
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    The current D.I.Y. gathered end hammock started...

    The current D.I.Y. gathered end hammock started at 10' length. Gathered length finished at 9'6" with a 62''width. Very comfortable sleeping on either side. Am 5'10" 185# need to finish netting.
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    Very nice work. I gave up on my D.I.Y. WBB...

    Very nice work. I gave up on my D.I.Y. WBB couldn't get used to the wall. Chopped off the footbox and shelf. Regrouping on the project. Glad yours turned out so well :)
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    It's too late !!!! :D :D

    It's too late !!!! :D :D
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    That's right your well on your way to D.I.Y....

    That's right your well on your way to D.I.Y. addiction affliction. So hurry before it's too late and get on D.I.Y. Addiction.com and get help before it's too late:o
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    Poll: Depends on weather conditions and where I end the...

    Depends on weather conditions and where I end the day up hiking at. Like a room with a view thou as a preference :)
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    I am not entirely sure how cold I can go...but...

    I am not entirely sure how cold I can go...but based off of other 3 layer IX designs and the fact that one layer of IX is rated to provide -13*F of insulation...I would guess this would take me down...
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    Have done a D.I.Y. WBB clone but ran into the...

    Have done a D.I.Y. WBB clone but ran into the same issues with the side wall (not used to it) the lay was very flat. The lengthened footbox side sounds like a good fix for the issue. Did you use it...
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    I made a double layer IX TQ with a ripstop outter...

    I made a double layer IX TQ with a ripstop outter shell and a fleece inner lining with footbox and draw collar at the shoulders, too hot to use for anything above 30f , your right they don't breath...
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    Hope you have enough warm clothing to wear in...

    Hope you have enough warm clothing to wear in case it gets chilly. :)
  30. Double layer IX TQ in ripstop outter shell with...

    Double layer IX TQ in ripstop outter shell with inner fleece lining. Came out just fine, but is really too hot for most uses except extreme cold :(
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    Wonderful trip report and pic's. It's always nice...

    Wonderful trip report and pic's. It's always nice to see places you may never get to go to but it enjoy it existenially.
  32. Thread: Hammock Length

    by Newzy
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    Anybody discounting optimal width? in the...

    Anybody discounting optimal width? in the equation. Wider does help alot with roomier flatter lay.
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    Have not seen a WBB in person but am in the...

    Have not seen a WBB in person but am in the process of making a D.I.Y. based on spec's available thru various threads. Question (?) is the shelf side high and tight when setup, compared to the...
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    Rings,straps & Dutch clips, hard to beat IMO :)

    Rings,straps & Dutch clips, hard to beat IMO :)
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    The use of a structural ridgeline over head might...

    The use of a structural ridgeline over head might help with a more consistent setup and comfort level once you get the proper distance for a comfortable lay. It took quite a while for me to get the...
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    POle Mode

    I'm wondering if you would get even more room if you pitched the tarp a bit limp at first, then rigged up the pole mod such that it was snug to the tarp in the center (at the ridgeline), and finally...
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    Tooooo Hot to Hammock

    OK maybe I'm just spoiled rotten :rolleyes:from the nice chill A/C, but in this weather when I go fishing (if I go) the heat even at night makes it very uncomfortable to sleep in the hammock with the...
  38. Thread: ON D.I.Y's WBB

    by Newzy
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    Thanks for reply, input appreciated and will...

    Thanks for reply, input appreciated and will adjust thoughts accordingly, meep :D
  39. Thread: ON D.I.Y's WBB

    by Newzy
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    ON D.I.Y's WBB

    Am considering taking a shot at a D.I.Y. WBB. Have never seen one in person but have seen the pattern for same previously listed + pic's from HF. I like to be able to see out of my hammock when...
  40. Anyone Attempted a Dual Layer w/ .75 Ripstop??? ...

    Anyone Attempted a Dual Layer w/ .75 Ripstop??? As previously stated, has anybody??
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    I have a Hammock Bliss no net that is the same...

    I have a Hammock Bliss no net that is the same way. Without netting or any quilts pulled too tightly underneath it's pretty comfortable whichever way you lay in it. Seems if you attach an UQ with the...
  42. I've been using the Claytor (mosquito hammock)...

    I've been using the Claytor (mosquito hammock) diamond tarp for years now. Never had any issues with staying dry with it even in extreme downpours. Works well in winter also. Added a center pole to...
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    Camo-camo and more Camo!! Can you see me now...

    Camo-camo and more Camo!! Can you see me now shouldn't be a question in the can't be seen catagore. :D
  44. Haven't paid much attention to the bugs, but have...

    Haven't paid much attention to the bugs, but have had a squirrel do a tightwalk across my ridge line before :D
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    He loves kickin' butt outside, getting muddy, and...

    He loves kickin' butt outside, getting muddy, and chasing after local wildlife. I just hope he can settle down at night and rest...
    AS previously stated; make sure your dog has had obedience...
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    Removal bugnet, which drapes over the ridgeline...

    Removal bugnet, which drapes over the ridgeline and hangs down on both sides of the hammock with pockets in the sides has worked well so far, no zippers.( ala scittlefield )
  47. Thread: Leg cramps?

    by Newzy
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    Yes!! I have experienced too many times being...

    Yes!! I have experienced too many times being launched out of my hammock by killer calf muscle cramps (in my left calf muscle0. These have been intense enough to put me on my hands and knees unable...
  48. Thread: Hammock Bliss

    by Newzy
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    I've been using a HB for 5 years now with a...

    I've been using a HB for 5 years now with a D.I.Y. camo bugnet ala scittlefield works fine! Use the Claytor camo diamond tarp with it.
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    I've used my hammock setup for a blind for duck...

    I've used my hammock setup for a blind for duck hunting from for years now, it's great for sitting sideways on when your set up over decoys, or if the ducks aren't flying to just kickback a read for...
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    geo cacher??

    geo cacher??
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