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    Just in case anyone wants to know, most of the...

    Just in case anyone wants to know, most of the pics were taken in Toronto. I recognize most of the places, some of them I don't recognize, but seeing as it's the same guy in most of them, they're all...
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    Thanks ya'll. DIY is far too addictive. But it's...

    Thanks ya'll. DIY is far too addictive. But it's also fun.

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. My wife is particularly proud, as I did all the sewing, and being a seamstress herself,...
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    Finally finished my kit.

    So, it's taken a lot longer than I expected (funny how kid #3 and a new house can do that to ya), but I finally finished putting my hammock kit together. Well, we all know that's never true, I've...
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    Was I the only one to think: "How much can you...

    Was I the only one to think: "How much can you afford?", then think: "How much will your significant other let you buy?"
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    Not so much my story, but my high school gym...

    Not so much my story, but my high school gym teacher relayed this story while we were on a canoe trip. A number of year previous, he heard a noise late at night down by the canoes. Got up out of the...
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    I ended up ordering my Silnylon and noseeum from...

    I ended up ordering my Silnylon and noseeum from OWF. Shipping and customs wasn't all that bad. Just take some time and think of the next few projects you want to do, and place a bigger order to take...
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    Interesting story, for me, the first person I...

    Interesting story, for me, the first person I thought of was Aron Ralston.
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    You guys got me thinking, and knowing that I'm...

    You guys got me thinking, and knowing that I'm not the quickest one around, others have gotten there before me. So a quick search has found some great ideas, which I will be trying soon for my MP3...
  9. Thread: "Man Camp"

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    I remember my first hiking trip. I've done canoe...

    I remember my first hiking trip. I've done canoe trips for as long as I can remember, so packing things was easy, if it fit in the canoe, it came along. But hiking was a new thing. As we packed up...
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    If I'm stopping and feel like setting up my...

    If I'm stopping and feel like setting up my hammock for lunch, or a break, or just lounging at my Dad's cottage, I love to sit across with my legs crossed. Great position for reading, watching birds...
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    I got something similar when I had a job cleaning...

    I got something similar when I had a job cleaning carpets for a few months. I really hated that job, but the one nice thing was that as you were cleaning, you couldn't talk to anyone (or better yet...
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    Scavenge one from one of those "Emergency Exit"...

    Scavenge one from one of those "Emergency Exit" signs. If it's a sealed gel cell, they are absolutely fabulous. PS - to keep it charged, drop by your local VW dealer and ask for one of the little...
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    As for a paddling forum, my personal favorite is...

    As for a paddling forum, my personal favorite is Canadian Canoe Routes (www.myccr.com). There have been a couple of questions about hammocks, and I have referred them to this forum because this is...
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    OK, this has got me thinking... dangerous I know....

    OK, this has got me thinking... dangerous I know.

    So you have those triangle pieces at the ends... what about using them for something other than just triangle pieces? What about merging those...
  15. Thread: apoligizing

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    Shiver Git there buddy, Shiver Git! Tip 'O the...

    Shiver Git there buddy, Shiver Git!

    Tip 'O the hat from here!

    Dave
  16. Ah yes, but compare that 120 lbs bathtub to a 40...

    Ah yes, but compare that 120 lbs bathtub to a 40 lbs kevlar tripper, and even dragging through shallows becomes something different...

    I'm in the market for a canoe at present, and so far my eyes...
  17. Save up and get a real canoe.... Don't get me...

    Save up and get a real canoe....

    Don't get me started on what a real canoe is...

    There are a lot of other websites that talk about this, or you can go to forum on www.myccr.com for other...
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    In my experience, if you hear it, it's small....

    In my experience, if you hear it, it's small. Squirrels, porcupines, grouse, chipmunks, skunks, they always make noise. If you can't hear it, then it's big. I've seen a 650 lbs. bear running full...
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    Personally, being male, I prefer the warlock or...

    Personally, being male, I prefer the warlock or wizard hammocks, much more suitable.
  20. Thread: Another Option?

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    Ok, here's some info from the Home Despot website...

    Ok, here's some info from the Home Despot website (the Canadian site, since I'm a Canuk).
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  21. Thread: Another Option?

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    Another Option?

    Hey, I was at the local Home Despot recently getting some underlay for an area rug... and I saw something I had not seen before. Right there beside the regular underlay (that cheap mass of bits of...
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    Having a selection of cams available does add...

    Having a selection of cams available does add some weight. As well, cams do walk. As mentioned nuts and wedges can be more solid but also have a limited range of sizes per piece for placement....
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    That's what I was thinking. Although cold is not...

    That's what I was thinking. Although cold is not an entity (it is the description we assign to the absence of heat) but heat convects, heat rises, and as it rises something must take it's place. As...
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    For an anchor in the sand, a deadman would work...

    For an anchor in the sand, a deadman would work great. someone already mentioned burying rocks, but branches work as well. tie the line in the middle of a 3' branch, at least 1.5"in dia. then bury...
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    I have some experience with black bears. I worked...

    I have some experience with black bears. I worked at youth camp in Manitoba for 8 years, and every day we served bacon for breakfast, we'd have a bear come by the camp to check out the smell. With...
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    I've found that doing that creates distinct...

    I've found that doing that creates distinct pockets on either side for your legs and shoulders. After trying different gather methods a number of times, I've noticed the following things. If you pull...
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    Hey Jeff, got a question for you. I remember...

    Hey Jeff, got a question for you. I remember spending a lot of time looking at your site when I started making my hammock (great site by the way, way too much information!) and for some reason when I...
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    Favorite Gather/Whipping Method?

    Hello, I was wondering what most people are using for their gather/whipping methods? I am currently using the "W" gather and whip. It's worked great so far, but I've seen some people mention other...
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    I just realized what I wrote above. No wonder...

    I just realized what I wrote above. No wonder falling on my a$$ hurts so much.
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    A 23kN load is a measure of force. If that force...

    A 23kN load is a measure of force. If that force is static (not moving, just a dead weight hanging) then we can convert that force to a weight of 2300 kg, which for you 'mericans means 5070.63 lbs,...
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    Although I'm not an engineer, and although I have...

    Although I'm not an engineer, and although I have been known to be rather handy with numbers, I think I can poffer (I believe that's a word) some thoughts.

    The force of 7kN is the measurment of a...
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    I have an evazote that I have used a lot, and it...

    I have an evazote that I have used a lot, and it is much warmer. It still offers no more cushioning though, but it is warmer compared to the same thickness blue ccf. The cushioning issue is the main...
  33. Thread: Cat cuts

    by Doftya
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    I've got a question about cat cut edges on a...

    I've got a question about cat cut edges on a tarp. When using the spreadsheet, does the calculation take into account the material needed for the rolled hem? I havn't looked at the file myself yet,...
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    I found this today, it might answer a couple of...

    I found this today, it might answer a couple of the questions asked here:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showpost.php?p=813&postcount=11

    Dave
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    I just found this thread for the first time, and...

    I just found this thread for the first time, and would like to add some info. This is in regards to bar tacks in webbing. I used to do a lot of climbing, and if you look carefully to the bar tacks...
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    Thanks, I have studied the instructions for the...

    Thanks, I have studied the instructions for the KAQ and I like the ideas they have there. I have also read your thread thecrumb, which also has a lot of good info. I was just wondering about changing...
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    Would it save some weight to replace the zipper...

    Would it save some weight to replace the zipper with some ties made out of 1/2" grossgrain? I was thinking of having a sock that was half sock and half netting, but with ties to be able to close up...
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    Question regarding cheap UQ

    I got a couple of cheap 10C bags for $7.99 lately. I had the idea of using them to make an UQ and a top quilt. These are really simple, though quilted synthetic fill bags. For the UQ I was thinking...
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    Sorry, I should have added some more info on...

    Sorry, I should have added some more info on this. I posted this just before midnight, so I wasn't thinking the best I could have. The reason I was thinking of having DWR on the bottom was that it...
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    1/2 bugnet, 1/2 DWR?

    Just wondering, I've seen a couple of people post that they have thought of making a bugnet that has DWR on the bottom. Does anyone know of any reports of how well this has worked? I'm thinking of...
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