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    Beth's PolyD Netty has been used maybe a dozen...

    Beth's PolyD Netty has been used maybe a dozen times, and the static is definitely much less extreme that when we first completed it. However, with that DL you picked up, it wouldn't shock me (see...
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    Dude, I love the orange on your bike... Great...

    Dude, I love the orange on your bike... Great pictures!
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    Thanks for the write-up Doogie! Glad to hear that...

    Thanks for the write-up Doogie! Glad to hear that it is treating you well! :)
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    I don't have any pictures on hand, but I can take...

    I don't have any pictures on hand, but I can take one later if you require.

    The extension inserts in the middle, making the ridgepole longer. It just slides into one of the ends of the ridgepole,...
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    The "footprint" of the Hammeck Stand is less than...

    The "footprint" of the Hammeck Stand is less than 14 ft. by 4 ft., but you should plan to have about that much floor space.

    Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks,...
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    2 questions about the stands

    The rating is based on static weight, but our testing accounted for dynamic forces. We added something like 450 pounds of static weight, then pushed and swung and bounced and jostled the weight. The...
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    I should have probably been a bit more clear, my...

    I should have probably been a bit more clear, my apologies. Our weight rating for the stand is 400 pounds. The s-hook failed with a test weight of well above 400 pounds, while also applying...
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    While this is an option, we don't suggest it. The...

    While this is an option, we don't suggest it. The weakest link on the Hammeck Stand is the s-hooks. In testing, it was the only component to fail (at a weight far exceeding our suggested maximum...
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    Awesome question. I rarely stake mine out at all....

    Awesome question. I rarely stake mine out at all. My wife stakes out the head end, she finds that it keeps the quilt in place a bit better, and ensures the noseeum doesn't encroach on the space...
  10. Unfortunately, at your height, you are firmly in...

    Unfortunately, at your height, you are firmly in the 'tweener' category. You're very close to the upper ideal height for a 10 ft., but not quite tall enough to fully realize the benefits of an 11 ft....
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    Hammeck Stands arrived!

    I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for, but I can elaborate...

    The ridgepole on the standard Stand is just a hair longer than 12 ft. This will suffice for most gathered end hammocks. For a...
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    You think that's bad? :P Every time I finish a...

    You think that's bad? :P Every time I finish a hammock and package it up, I'm faced with the exact same desire! I want to keep every hammock we make! It's very difficult to part ways with something...
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    Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to Trail...

    Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to Trail Days this year... Hopefully next year. Our original intent was to divide and conquer; Beth and I went to NEHHA, while someone else from the group...
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    Here's a few... ...

    Here's a few...

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    We're home, safe and sound. I may require...

    We're home, safe and sound. I may require admission into a psychiatric ward after driving through NY and NJ, however...

    You can blame Beth for the food, 1960HikerDude! She packed it into an empty...
  16. Thanks for a great review, Ed! Very glad that you...

    Thanks for a great review, Ed! Very glad that you like it so much!
  17. We are enroute, hoping to be there early...

    We are enroute, hoping to be there early afternoon!
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    Nope, not really, just make sure you reattach the...

    Nope, not really, just make sure you reattach the ridgeline to the new cinch buckle continuous loops. You'll want your loops to be at least 10" long. You will also likely need to put the ridgeline on...
  19. Oops, sorry, didn't mean to steal your thunder! I...

    Oops, sorry, didn't mean to steal your thunder! I misinterpreted your message to mean that it was still a need. We have the plasticware packed, I think about 60 sets. Hopefully that is enough...
  20. Thread: Congrats

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    It's already in progress! :) However, I'm headed...

    It's already in progress! :) However, I'm headed to NEHHA for the weekend, so I likely won't get to the bugnet/zipper for about a week or so.

    Thanks! :D
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    Hey Squirrel911! If my memory serves me right, at...

    Hey Squirrel911! If my memory serves me right, at least one of those Nettys has a removable bugnet, so there actually wouldn't be a dedicated head/foot end. If you prefer there to be a dedicated end,...
  22. Thread: Envy-S

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    Holy smokes, that was fast!!! I just shipped it...

    Holy smokes, that was fast!!! I just shipped it yesterday! Looks good, thanks for sharing!
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    Great question! We already have one custom order...

    Great question! We already have one custom order using the HyperD XL. If you're interested, give us a shout at info@hammeck.com, and we'll work through the details with you.
  24. We can supply utensils. Can someone mark that...

    We can supply utensils. Can someone mark that down on the spreadsheet, I can't seem to open it in Tapatalk...
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    Just an FYI, the first 3 hammocks/lots are still...

    Just an FYI, the first 3 hammocks/lots are still available. McBlaster, if you're interested, send us a message at info@hammeck.com, I think we can work with you.
  26. Thread: Congrats

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    Oh man, this is really exciting! Thank you,...

    Oh man, this is really exciting! Thank you, everyone, moderators especially!
  27. Alright, it looks like my wife and I should be...

    Alright, it looks like my wife and I should be arriving around noon on Friday. We both managed to get the day off, and will be heading up in the AM.

    We plan to bring a variety of foods, that we...
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    Here are pictures!

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/07/d0833d798cb0956133ac3d3bbb6d2980.jpg

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  29. PA; Weiser State Forest - Roaring Creek Tract

    My wife and I haven't had an opportunity to do a backpacking trip for over a year, so we planned to take one this past weekend (5/1 to 5/3). We settled on the Roaring Creek Tract for two reasons... ...
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    Hammeck - Clearance items available!

    Every now and then we build up a stockpile of finished hammocks that don't have a home. After awhile, we get tired of having them sitting around, so we put them on clearance. As of today, we have 4...
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    This is really awesome!
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    I know a fellow was missing a pocket knife, and...

    I know a fellow was missing a pocket knife, and he contacted us via our Facebook page thinking it fell out in one of our hammocks. I'm not sure he found it, and I don't think he has a HF account, but...
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    This makes a great deal of sense to me. I imagine...

    This makes a great deal of sense to me. I imagine it is more than a nominal amount of work to create a subforum and move existing threads into it. It doesn't make sense investing in that effort if a...
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    The Peekaboo weighs more than just the cover, but...

    The Peekaboo weighs more than just the cover, but less than the combined weight of a cover and a bugnet. Hope that helps!
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    That's right - I just take the cover the whole...

    That's right - I just take the cover the whole way off when I don't want to use it. It's very easy to put on/off.
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    Would you be looking at going with the Envy or...

    Would you be looking at going with the Envy or the Envy-S? In other words, the Peekaboo or just a standard cover? Please also keep in mind that we use a heavier zipper on both the Envy and Envy-S...
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    I myself am also a "user". :P I personally prefer...

    I myself am also a "user". :P I personally prefer the side-entry. Most of the time, my quilt stays just where it belongs. I don't like having to reach way up above my head to get out, especially when...
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    There are actually 2 zippers. The "top" ends of...

    There are actually 2 zippers. The "top" ends of the zippers come together on the side that we call the opening. This is where the sliders meet. The "bottom" ends of the zippers would fall on the...
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    I would suggest lower than that. We rate the...

    I would suggest lower than that. We rate the PolyD 1.2 at 200 pounds and the NylonD 1.0 at 175. While we are conservative with our ratings, I don't think I would chance either of these fabrics at 250...
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    Hammeck Envy zipper location

    Hey Doogie! I can at least give a background on why we offer each choice, and then users can chime in with what they find beneficial about the option they selected...

    We made the "head" option...
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    Custom Ultralight Hammeck Netty

    We were recently commissioned by a customer to build an ultralight Netty, and I wanted to share the results... Unfortunately, I've only got one decent picture of it, which I took at MAHHA. I'll throw...
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    Yep, this is right! Thanks muckypops!

    Yep, this is right! Thanks muckypops!
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    Not so much posts as threads. If I understand...

    Not so much posts as threads. If I understand correctly, the volume of threads dictates whether or not you get a subforum. It makes sense to me. Unfortunately, I've noticed that many users will add...
  44. Ah, so you've all been married? I'm doing some...

    Ah, so you've all been married? I'm doing some time, myself. The warden is accompanying me on the trip. :P

    I appreciate it, looking forward to meeting you all!
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    Here's the pictures I took... Enjoy! ...

    Here's the pictures I took... Enjoy!

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    I don't think the rest of the family will mind if...

    I don't think the rest of the family will mind if I speak on their behalf... We had a blast! Big, huge thank you to 2Q and (especially) ZQ for pulling it all together, and to Dutch for running the...
  47. Oh man, what a blast! Thank you so much to...

    Oh man, what a blast! Thank you so much to everyone who helped organize it. Thanks also to everyone who donated to the raffle, and food/time for the meals, it was awesome! Finally, thanks to all who...
  48. My wife and I are planning to make it. Our...

    My wife and I are planning to make it. Our arrival depends a lot on her class schedule, but we hope to make it before dark on Friday. PA to MA isn't too far...
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    When we send the hammocks out, I usually wrap the...

    When we send the hammocks out, I usually wrap the shock cord around my hand, fold the resulting bundle in half, and then tuck it into the D-ring. It's not perfect, but it usually stays in place. Hope...
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    It looks like PayPal buttons don't support having...

    It looks like PayPal buttons don't support having quotations in the text. I changed 24" to say 24-inch instead, and now it appears to be working. Please let me know if you have any other...
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