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    Nice hammock! Your back will thank you for saving...

    Nice hammock! Your back will thank you for saving it from the pure joy of sleeping on rocks and sticks.
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    Hope you don't mind, but I stole one of your...

    Hope you don't mind, but I stole one of your photos. Absolutely gorgeous photo Fronkey.
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  3. Here are just a couple pictures of the...

    Here are just a couple pictures of the campground. I don't think we will have trouble finding trees to hang from. My only concern would be wind coming off of the lake. That shouldn't be a problem...
  4. Yes, you are correct in that it will be on new...

    Yes, you are correct in that it will be on new years eve. I am going there this weekend to scout around.
  5. Southern Illinois Slightly Cold Butt Hang!!!!!

    I would like to get a group together for a new years night out. I am thinking about going to Sam Dale Lake near Johnsonville, IL.
    I live about 45 miles from the campground, so I will most likely be...
  6. Thread: Kammock roo

    by Thom
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    One of my friends has one. He worked at a church...

    One of my friends has one. He worked at a church camp in Texas all summer long and they didn't have any beds, so he hung his up and slept in it all summer long. Didn't seem to have any complaints...
  7. I'm seriously thinking about going camping on new...

    I'm seriously thinking about going camping on new years eve. The Illinois Slightly Cold Butt Hang sounds like a good name.
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    http://diygearsupply.com/product/1-1oz-ripstop-nyl...

    http://diygearsupply.com/product/1-1oz-ripstop-nylon-48/ Three yards of that would make a good kids hammock. After sewing the channels in the ends and doing a rolled hem on the sides it would be a...
  9. I'm getting out Labor Day weekend with a few...

    I'm getting out Labor Day weekend with a few friends. I'll be taking all of my hammocks with me for people to try out if they don't have a hammock.
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    I'm jealous. That's a nice looking tarp.

    I'm jealous. That's a nice looking tarp.
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    I think the best option would be a DIY triple...

    I think the best option would be a DIY triple layer hammock. You could possibly make it out of the table cloths.
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    I just use a 1.8oz single layer for everything.

    I just use a 1.8oz single layer for everything.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcZlq_O-hxY This...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcZlq_O-hxY
    This should help.
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    The only commercially made hammocks I ever owned...

    The only commercially made hammocks I ever owned were Grand Trunk hammock and they were nice. With that said, I make my own hammocks.
    It's nice being able to make your own gear, and know that the...
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    I would go with a double layer 1.9oz ripstop...

    I would go with a double layer 1.9oz ripstop hammock. I would stay away from Walmart thread. Use something like Gutermann Mara thread.
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    Poll: I'd like to get a treadle. My old roommate had...

    I'd like to get a treadle. My old roommate had one but I never used it as it was missing a belt.
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    I don't think there is a set in stone formula. I...

    I don't think there is a set in stone formula. I know that I like an 11 foot hammock with a width of 5 feet or just a little more. Being 6 feet tall that would be something like my height plus 85% of...
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    I had a couple shorter hammocks before, now I...

    I had a couple shorter hammocks before, now I will not go under 11 feet.
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    It takes all of a couple minutes to make a...

    It takes all of a couple minutes to make a whoopie sling. Just order some amsteel and make a few pairs.
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TYVEK-ground-cloth-sheet-t...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TYVEK-ground-cloth-sheet-tent-footprint-camp-tarp-rain-fly-WITH-TIE-OFF-LOOPS-/190940688199?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c74f3af47
    9 foot wide tyvek sold by the foot....
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    I've not sensed any hate for any specific brand...

    I've not sensed any hate for any specific brand on here. Most people on here would rather support small business.
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    I gave my niece and nephew hammocks a couple...

    I gave my niece and nephew hammocks a couple years ago. They managed to destroy them in no time at all. I would go with the tablecloth hammocks if I were you as they seem to be pretty strong....
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    I sew three lines and I like to use Gutermanns...

    I sew three lines and I like to use Gutermanns Mara thread. Here is a picture of a hammock being sewn last year....
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    Always plenty of good sticks where I'm from.

    Always plenty of good sticks where I'm from.
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    Whoopie slings and webbing here. I just ordered...

    Whoopie slings and webbing here. I just ordered cinch buckles for my wife.
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    Permethrin, or a decent bug repellant.

    Permethrin, or a decent bug repellant.
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    I have plenty of experience sewing. Sewed quite a...

    I have plenty of experience sewing. Sewed quite a few hammocks for people. Was using my old roommates sewing machine to do so though. I moved out and got married a couple months ago and didn't have...
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    Now that I have a sewing machine, my wife wants...

    Now that I have a sewing machine, my wife wants me to fix some of her clothes. I told her that all I know how to do is sew a straight line, well somewhat straight.
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    I have to wait until Thursday before I can order...

    I have to wait until Thursday before I can order some thread. Also, nice Vibrams.
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    88787 88786 88785 I picked this up today for...

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    I picked this up today for $35. Now I just need some better needles and thread.
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    Nice report. Where are you in Illinois. I'm in...

    Nice report. Where are you in Illinois. I'm in Olney.
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    Sure am! I hope I can make it out next Friday to...

    Sure am! I hope I can make it out next Friday to do some camping.
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    I have off work the week of the 29th if anyone...

    I have off work the week of the 29th if anyone wants to get together.
  34. Thread: Hanging Double

    by Thom
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    That's a pretty sweet setup. I would have never...

    That's a pretty sweet setup. I would have never thought of that.
  35. Thread: IL>IL hang?

    by Thom
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    I'm about 250 miles south of you. I have July...

    I'm about 250 miles south of you. I have July 29th through August 2nd off work. You are more than welcome to come camping with me during that time.
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    I'm not going to be able to make it. I got called...

    I'm not going to be able to make it. I got called back to work last week and I won't be able to take off work Friday. Have fun without me.
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    Looks a bit on the small side.

    Looks a bit on the small side.
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    That has to be one of the coolest offices I've...

    That has to be one of the coolest offices I've seen. I bet it has nice scenery!
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    When you get in the hammock, the ridgeline will...

    When you get in the hammock, the ridgeline will be tightened.
    When you get in the hammock, your weight will pull down on the suspension, and in turn the suspension will pull on the ridgeline.
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    I would highly suggest a ridgeline for your...

    I would highly suggest a ridgeline for your hammock.
  41. For setup speed, I don't think you can get much...

    For setup speed, I don't think you can get much faster than whoopies. The marlin spike hitch is super easy to tie.
    Just tie the hitch, loop the whoopies on, make some quick adjustments, and you're...
  42. Thread: Should I buy it?

    by Thom
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    It's on the small side. 250cm body length, that...

    It's on the small side. 250cm body length, that is just over 8 feet long.
    You would feel like you were in a kids hammock compared to your ENO Doublenest.
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    I use 12'6" to make one whoopie sling or a...

    I use 12'6" to make one whoopie sling or a ridgeline. For three sets of whoopies and three ridgelines it would take 112' 6".
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    I can't wait to get out there! ...

    I can't wait to get out there!

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/5874959961_6c1b267803_z.jpg
  45. That's awesome! So glad that you got over your...

    That's awesome! So glad that you got over your fear!
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    One of the Grand Trunk ultralights would be good....

    One of the Grand Trunk ultralights would be good. It's on the smaller side and pretty cheap too.
  47. Looks like a good place to hang. Glad you got to...

    Looks like a good place to hang. Glad you got to make it out.
  48. Thread: First Hang!

    by Thom
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    That stinks. Better weather will make for easier...

    That stinks. Better weather will make for easier sleeping.
  49. Thread: Hammock sightings

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    That is just gorgeous! Needs a nicer hammock...

    That is just gorgeous! Needs a nicer hammock though.
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    Sure would be good to have you.

    Sure would be good to have you.
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