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    Bump. I've had one offer to buy the pack. If...

    Bump.

    I've had one offer to buy the pack. If nobody offers a trade by say, Friday, I'm going to take the offer.

    Thanks for the interest!
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    I'd love to trade this pack I made...

    Hey, that rhymes.

    There's nothing wrong with this pack. I'm proud of it, and I feel like I did a good job. BUT...

    I'm not an experienced hiker, but I am a poor hiker. And I know how to sew. I...
  3. Thread: Which pack?

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    This was nearly a year ago... I finished my pack:...

    This was nearly a year ago... I finished my pack:

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mvlXEUf0QMY/Tr7Iubk5fcI/AAAAAAAACfg/3oOxpecd7pI/s576/DSC04950.JPG

    ... and after a couple uses, decided I did...
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    Epic beard. And the pack is cool too... I have...

    Epic beard.

    And the pack is cool too... I have to second some of the other comments here... There's got to be SOMEONE who would be interested in licensing/manufacturing this. I mean, I'd buy one....
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    DIY weight savings?

    I'm sure there's a thread for this, but I haven't found it yet.

    I have a GT single which weighs in at right at 1 lb. I was thinking of replacing it with a DIY gathered end, made from 3yds. of...
  6. Thread: Which pack?

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    Which pack?

    So Santa brought me this...
    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_EGpo51GKrs4/TRoBlHIpQuI/AAAAAAAACNs/UbuZCXBgJl4/s720/IMG_20101228_102455.jpg
    And now I need to get to work on a pack, a couple hammocks for my...
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    I didn't get any hammock stuff... but I did get a...

    I didn't get any hammock stuff... but I did get a beast of a thread injector. And...
    Mora knife,
    Titanium pot,
    Headlamp,
    And not really a backpacking thing, but a solar-powered battery that I can...
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    Indeed. Practice also makes perfect when figuring...

    Indeed. Practice also makes perfect when figuring out how to arrange your gear to get a good night's sleep in your hammock.

    So does NyQuil.

    So does bourbon.

    But, practice is lighter.
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    I'm curled up in bed sick with my laptop... and...

    I'm curled up in bed sick with my laptop... and the only way I could be more jealous of that hang would be if you guys had ukuleles.

    One day...
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    Awesome! Is it weird how excited I am about that?...

    Awesome! Is it weird how excited I am about that?

    Last question (for tonight), roughly how long is It? And how wide at the widest points?
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    I would love to try my hand at making one... I'd...

    I would love to try my hand at making one... I'd need some idea of how it's put together, though. And what it's made of...

    But as to packing in the rain, what about making a large stuff sack to...
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    Nice videos! (I play a Mainland too! Red cedar...

    Nice videos!

    (I play a Mainland too! Red cedar soprano!)
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    It's a single, but one person and the baby can...

    It's a single, but one person and the baby can nap... Mrs. BB needs to bring her own hammock (I should probably make her one first) :laugh:

    Next summer I was thinking of making a baby size...
  14. Thread: Gift advice

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    Forgot to mention, the gift of a Mora Knife...

    Forgot to mention, the gift of a Mora Knife sounds like it should be supplemented with the gift of a decent sheath for it...

    http://www.jreindustries.com/mora.htm



    I do everything I can in a...
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    I don't mean to hijack the thread, but how is...

    I don't mean to hijack the thread, but how is that bag? I've thought about getting one for a multi-use TQ.
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    If he's the type to enjoy this sort of thing, I...

    If he's the type to enjoy this sort of thing, I reccomend Vibram Five Fingers to everybody, and they just came out with new ones that apparently don't stink (read: take longer to start stinking). It...
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    We actually ended up using a windbreaker for a...

    We actually ended up using a windbreaker for a diaper mat. Easy to clean.
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    Hammock on a family dayhike.

    Thought you guys might enjoy this... Mrs. BB thought I was a little nuts wanting to take the hammock along, but she humored me.
    ...
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    My thoughts exactly... I wonder if I can get away...

    My thoughts exactly... I wonder if I can get away with this? A heck of a lot cheaper than a hammock stand, and a heck of a lot easier... And I actually have the tools to pull it off. Hmm.

    I worry,...
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    Gives me an idea. Maybe I should try climbing a...

    Gives me an idea. Maybe I should try climbing a tree t hang instead of looking for two trees.
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    Webbing Question

    I finally figured out how I want to rig my no-hardware webbing-only suspension... simple, cheap, and light. But I'm pretty sure the webbing I've bought is tubular nylon climbing webbing... too much...
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    Here's my take on the poor man's...

    Here's my take on the poor man's headlamp/flashlight/ridgeline lamp. Sorry there's no picture of it "in action," but it hangs on my desklamp just as well as a ridgeline...

    Mesh organizer is on the...
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    Big Agnes Clearview Pad

    Does anybody have one of these? Does it provide any insulation worth mentioning?

    Just curious...
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    Thanks for this thread, gave me some good ideas....

    Thanks for this thread, gave me some good ideas.



    I wondered that myself... A Google search reveals nothing besides this. I guess it works like a vapor barrier?
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    That increasingly seems to me to be the case......

    That increasingly seems to me to be the case... I'm still having fun working on the problem, though. I know whatever I come up with won't be as light as, say, a down UQ/TQ, but I'm hoping I can find...
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    DIY Peapod Idea... ?

    So, I know all my questions here tend to be along the same lines... I'm still trying to figure out a way I can afford to keep my wife and I warm in a hammock without breaking our tiny bank.

    Do you...
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    baby + hammock = fun :)

    baby + hammock = fun :)
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    I enjoyed this thread... Good stories. Mine's...

    I enjoyed this thread... Good stories.

    Mine's kind of boring... I hike in five fingers and I have hemophilia... hence barefoot bleeder. I had some friends that used to call me "peach," because I...
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    I'll check Goodwills and places for used down...

    I'll check Goodwills and places for used down bags...

    My expected low temp is in the low 40's high 30's. I'm new to backpacking, and I expect I'll want some more experience before I try anything...
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    Cheapie Sleeping Bag UQ Question

    I was reading some threads about UQs made from walmart sleeping bags, and felt inspired. I got out my cheap-o sleeping bag and played with it a bit...

    I could use maybe half of it for a...
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    I might want to do this... What's the size and...

    I might want to do this... What's the size and weight like packed down?
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    Thanks for the responses! The impression I'm...

    Thanks for the responses! The impression I'm getting is that it probably won't work for me, except maybe in hot summer weather, when I wouldn't want a hammock sock anyway.

    Hmm... How about this......
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    Is it possible...?

    I haven't found any discussion on this, which means it probably wouldn't work, but would it be possible to be comfortable in fairer 3 season weather with no UQ and no pad in the hammock? I'm thinking...
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    I'm hooked... now I'm here.

    I don't remember how exactly it came about, but I decided somewhere in the last several months I wanted to try backpacking. Researching backpacking techniques led me to lightweight backpacking, and...
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