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    The Buffalo is a good choice, one of my best...

    The Buffalo is a good choice, one of my best floats years ago, drove 8 hours in heavy rain from Holly Springs to arrive just as the rain stopped, three days of solid white water. The Terrapin Creek...
  2. Get some trail runners that dry fast.

    Get some trail runners that dry fast.
  3. Anyone have a count on how many folks plan to be...

    Anyone have a count on how many folks plan to be at this hang?
  4. I dont see a "todays posts" selection.

    I dont see a "todays posts" selection.
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    Put it in a dryer with several tennis balls, if...

    Put it in a dryer with several tennis balls, if it was recently washed it may not have gotten dried properly. I washed and dried an old bag and two $21 Walmart down jackets yesterday to apply a DWR...
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    That's a great idea, I may try doing the same...

    That's a great idea, I may try doing the same until I'm convinced I will like hammocks better than tenting. I don't mind spending money on quilts as long as they see good use after I buy/make them.
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    This is true, unfortunately, I'm now broke and...

    This is true, unfortunately, I'm now broke and need to expand the basement for more storeage.
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    6'1"+.....180lbs.

    6'1"+.....180lbs.
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    You wouldn't believe the "ignorant tax" I paid...

    You wouldn't believe the "ignorant tax" I paid getting to a suitable tent set up, hoping to pay less on the hammock. What you say makes sense. I do section hikes of 400 miles or so and 3-4 day trip...
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    I'm a new comer looking at making an UQ, looked...

    I'm a new comer looking at making an UQ, looked at the 5-oz climashield but didn't think it would be warm enough, based on what you know at this time, how cold do you believe it would keep you warm?
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    It makes the only dog toy my doberman has ever...

    It makes the only dog toy my doberman has ever had that he didn't destroy quickly.
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    There's a chance I may be able to make the Sipsey...

    There's a chance I may be able to make the Sipsey hang the first week of April... I agree...nothing like seeing it first hand.
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    Most of my nights in the woods are in cold...

    Most of my nights in the woods are in cold weather, what you said is what my current thinking is. Thanks.
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    Full length or torso UQ

    I'm new to hammocks and trying to decide on a full length or torso length UQ. From the posts I've read on this site I'm guessing probably 75% use the torso length. Any input on which to get would be...
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    Thanks Steve, that's what I needed to know.

    Thanks Steve, that's what I needed to know.
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    Climashield apex 5oz ?

    I'm looking into making an UQ, comparing 850 down cost and weight to Climashield, can anyone tell me what kind of rating I can expect from Climashied Apex 5oz?
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    If you were a real gentleman you'd give her the...

    If you were a real gentleman you'd give her the hammock and you'd sleep in the tent.
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    A section off a broken tent pole or arrow.

    A section off a broken tent pole or arrow.
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    [QUOTE=dakotaross;1214984] What I had typed...

    What I had typed got garbled when I posted it, guess that was due to using the bold function...anyway, my current tent set up is at 5.063 lbs. That means the total of a TQ and UQ will need to be at...
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    This is what my cost estimate is to make an UQ: ...

    This is what my cost estimate is to make an UQ:

    Item Cost
    Outer Material - Momentum 90MR - www.thr-hiker.com $19.90
    Inner Material - Momrntum 90T- www.thru-hiker.com $19.90
    Down - 850 -...
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    [QUOTE=dakotaross;1214772] I'd be curious to...

    [QUOTE=dakotaross;1214772] I'd be curious to know what you're comparing to.
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    Currently have
    TT Notch tent - 1.75 DIY tarp - ...
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    I'm leaning toward the DIY, but the problem with...

    I'm leaning toward the DIY, but the problem with doing anything the first time is that you only know how to do it right the second time, if you learn quick.
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    Money is always an issue with me, I've been...

    Money is always an issue with me, I've been called cheap, but I like to think of it as frugal, dont mind spending the money but if I spend a dollar I want a dollar's worth of value.

    Weight is very...
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    I'm thinking 3/4 length since that's what I see...

    I'm thinking 3/4 length since that's what I see most of those with experience use, down, 20 degree or better rating, as long as it isn't pink color wont matter, needs to fit a 6'1", 180 lb person.
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    You might velcro the loose side to the top, that...

    You might velcro the loose side to the top, that should keep water from running in the sides, maybe a cord and velcro on the ends to get them off the ground.
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    Who has the best buy for UQ's?

    I've made a couple of hammocks and a tarp but I now need an UQ, I tried using a pad but that didn't work, couldn't stay on it. I've looked at making one but I would need time to research how not to...
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    The wife just informed me we have company coming...

    The wife just informed me we have company coming that week end so I can't make it...was looking forward to it.
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    Crawfish sounds good to me, with maybe some...

    Crawfish sounds good to me, with maybe some jalopeno and onion fried potatoes to go with them, haven't had crawfish since I lived in Vicksburg, had roadside stands that sold them there.
  29. I'm in, looking forward to trying out the DIY...

    I'm in, looking forward to trying out the DIY projects.
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    It's worse than corn on the cobb about getting...

    It's worse than corn on the cobb about getting caught in the teeth, I try to stay away from it.
  31. Thread: Tarp size ?

    by Drybones
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    Tarp size ?

    I made an 11' hammock and and have a tarp that's 12' on the ridge and 10' wide with the sides tapering to 60". I know that's more tarp than I need to stay dry but I'm hesitant about how much to take...
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    Thanks for the spread sheat CS, I'm getting...

    Thanks for the spread sheat CS, I'm getting reading to try my hand at making an UQ.
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    Sticky: Headchange4U...thanks for the post, made the...

    Headchange4U...thanks for the post, made the skins, work great....thanks again.
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    I'm in......................

    I'm in......................
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    Well, I'm wrong, I can see the images on Firefox...

    Well, I'm wrong, I can see the images on Firefox now.
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    I'm currently using Windows Explorer but had the...

    I'm currently using Windows Explorer but had the same issue using Firefox.
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    Show images is already checked.

    Show images is already checked.
  38. Thanks. That looks like a good solution, rather...

    Thanks. That looks like a good solution, rather than trying to modify the 1.1 double I made I may order some more material and add a "pocket" to the 1.6 single...thanks again.
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    I just got into the hammock business, made two...

    I just got into the hammock business, made two hammocks and a tarp, first time I put the tarp up the wind was blowing, really hard to deal with a tarp in high wind, made a set of snake skins, they...
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    Can't see thread attachments

    I am not able to see the attachments in the threads, thought at first it might be because I was not a donating member but I became a member but still can't see them...can you tell me what my problem...
  41. Thanks for the reply but I can't open the...

    Thanks for the reply but I can't open the attachment for some reason.
  42. ? on using a sleeping pad in a dbl hammock

    I made a double hammock and tried it out in the back yard. The hammock is a double layer and I want to use a sleeping pad between layers. I'm having a problem keeping the pad in one place, as I move...
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    Why use a hammock

    Well guys, just got home last night from a section hike, Pearisburg, VA to Harpers Ferry, WV, 387.1 miles, 22 days. I had hoped to have a hammock and tarp made in time for the trip but it didn't work...
  44. Thread: Video ?

    by Drybones
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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
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    by Drybones
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    Video ?

    I've got my first hammock sewn and now trying to find the video Xtrekker had on his hanging method...can someone tell me how to find it again? Thanks.
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    What's the rating?

    What's the rating?
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    Thanks WK2.

    Thanks WK2.
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    Sewing advice please

    Can anyone tell me the best needle size and point to use sewing Guterman sew all thread on hammocks and tarps? Thanks.
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    +1.....................

    +1.....................
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    I was bow hunting one day, easing along in some...

    I was bow hunting one day, easing along in some open timber, saw this red dot and wondered what it was, eased over to it, it was the nock on the arrow a hunter was holding, felt like a fool walking...
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