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    another +1 for tailors chalk. Removable.

    another +1 for tailors chalk. Removable.
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    Wallyworld, Bass Pro and others, sell tent pole...

    Wallyworld, Bass Pro and others, sell tent pole repair kits that have white shock-cord.
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    The rotary cutter is the way to go. I'll NEVER go...

    The rotary cutter is the way to go. I'll NEVER go back to scissors!! Laser was out of my price range!
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    Welcome from yet another Kentuckian.

    Welcome from yet another Kentuckian.
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    Thank you for sharing the absolutely beautiful...

    Thank you for sharing the absolutely beautiful scenery in your backyard. That is postcard stuff!!
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    your a hammocker

    when you drive 20 some miles just to check the fabric section at a different WallyWorld

    when the wife sees you looking at some aluminum cannned item in the store and says "what kind of stove will...
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    nice vid wildcrafter. Thanks for taking the time...

    nice vid wildcrafter. Thanks for taking the time do that. Need more hangin'!!
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    Welcome!! This place is FULL of smart and...

    Welcome!! This place is FULL of smart and friendly people (and bonsaihiker ;))
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    Great video Scott. Really captures the best of...

    Great video Scott. Really captures the best of the Hoosier Hang.
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    my list HH is fun even when you don't feel up...

    my list

    HH is fun even when you don't feel up to par
    was good to see old friends and meet new ones
    missed the shrooms by staying in camp saturday
    glad I bailed on Sat. afternoon, was really...
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    Was getting ready to post something along the...

    Was getting ready to post something along the same lines on this new amsteel "tracers" when I found this thread. Boy do they get in the way! I use folded-over mig welder wire as my pulling fid and...
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    Look at the bright side, she'll probably not ask...

    Look at the bright side, she'll probably not ask for any more help from you. Gear making will no longer be interrupted.;) Works about as well as washing her white blouse and red sweater together, on...
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    Got my purdy gray rope, no black here. THANKS...

    Got my purdy gray rope, no black here.
    THANKS OPIE!
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    Sorry you can't make it Rug, was trying to...

    Sorry you can't make it Rug, was trying to remember to look you up and talk deer huntin'.
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    David exdiver...

    David
    exdiver
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=383&pictureid=3042
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    original version copy

    I have nearly finished my hangnout style no-zipper/attached-bugnet. I used organza instead of noseeum. In office testing:) says it will work nicely.
    Added two things to mine. Attached a tab for the...
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    Here's another one....

    Here's another one. RRG UQ
  18. Mailed the dvd to Pithy this afternoon.

    Mailed the dvd to Pithy this afternoon.
  19. Lighten up DVD

    Watched Jazilla's copy today. Lots of food for thought. Thanks all!
    PMed Pithy so as to pass this along to the next in line.
  20. Thread: Ground cloth

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    Haven't seen anyone mention this before, I used...

    Haven't seen anyone mention this before, I used to use a large dog food bag split open and washed. Material is similar to the material in a cheap poly tarp. Just as loud as tyvek :rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    I made a "Risk" style drape-over bugnet. Pockets...

    I made a "Risk" style drape-over bugnet. Pockets for trail sticks or stones. Thought was it could be trimmed and attached later if it failed. Still loose:) I also like going topless when bugs are not...
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    I was thinking about coming on Thursday and...

    I was thinking about coming on Thursday and checking out the pine grove we stumbled upon last year, but 300 year old ham (18th century) in the hollow sounds mighty good!:drool:
  23. I added a SMALL length of elastic band on the hem...

    I added a SMALL length of elastic band on the hem to store the bundled line.
    Thread
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    "empty" box section:mad: at my walmart day late...

    "empty" box section:mad: at my walmart
    day late and dollar short again!
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    can you bury 1.75 lash it? Help!! Yes! I...

    can you bury 1.75 lash it? Help!!

    Yes!
    I found a round point shovel and loose dirt helps in the bury! Frustration solved!:lol:

    (as others have mentioned----small wire to use a a fid;))
  26. Could you add me to the list please Jeff?

    Could you add me to the list please Jeff?
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    Otter edit your list again. I plan on making the...

    Otter edit your list again.
    I plan on making the hang again!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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    Payment sent. Thanks for doing us this deal.

    Payment sent. Thanks for doing us this deal.
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    Thanks again!! Might be a good idea to post on...

    Thanks again!!

    Might be a good idea to post on this thread a read-only spreadsheet with all our orders to refresh old memories :):) as "I have slept since then":lol:
  30. Thread: Needles

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    What size should we be using on 1.1 and 1.9...

    What size should we be using on 1.1 and 1.9 ripstop?
    I think my needle "might" need replacing, made a popping noise when "injecting" my last project, a poly covered fleece and IX top-quilt.:lol:
  31. Thread: Car camping

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    Poll: I voted "sometimes". I like what-ever outdoors I...

    I voted "sometimes".
    I like what-ever outdoors I can get. My wife and I rv camp with family, I canoe camp in the Boundary Waters with the fishing "guys", and I backpack with friends when I can....
  32. Thanks for heading this up Opie. added 200" gray.

    Thanks for heading this up Opie.
    added 200" gray.
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    don't give upon it

    try the diy sil coating some have mentioned. Some have had good results.
    HERE
  34. Poll: I voted 40's. Not much experience....using an...

    I voted 40's. Not much experience....using an early model IX with 2 layers and insultubes. One week canoe trip to Boundary waters. One night low was 41, slept well with the IX, light weight poly long...
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    Sticky: I have left-over underlayment, and have checked...

    I have left-over underlayment, and have checked both or local stores, all I can find has polyethylene on one side. This makes it much heavier and non-breathable. Anybody find some without?
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    I use tailors chalk from the fabric shop. But as...

    I use tailors chalk from the fabric shop. But as to sharpening soapstone, my metal work remembrance was to use the side of the bench grinder wheel.
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    Very nice report. Thanks for sharing. Two of my...

    Very nice report. Thanks for sharing. Two of my favorites BWCA and hammocks.
    We had more wind on our sixth day, Mid June trip, than we have ever seen in many years going up there.????
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    I like pictures. Check out this...

    I like pictures. Check out this thread.
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    Fantastic pics. Thanks so much for...

    Fantastic pics. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Iron the folded gross grain b4 attaching. ;)

    Iron the folded gross grain b4 attaching. ;)
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    Sounds like a great trip! How did that new quilt...

    Sounds like a great trip! How did that new quilt work? Temps at night? Lookin to replicate your pattern in an IX double layer UQ.
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    My tarp out of Urethane coated rip performed fine...

    My tarp out of Urethane coated rip performed fine in a torrential rain on a canoe camping trip. Hey it is still only about 1 lb more than sil;). I seam sealed with a water based urethane coating not...
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    Looks like he would have one piece left after...

    Looks like he would have one piece left after cutting each pipe in 3 equal pieces. Two sections per leg 2*4=8. 3 sections on top. 8+3=11. If he made another section for the top out of the remaining...
  44. Thread: The Ogee Tarp

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    Fantastic video Hawk-eye. Great explanation and...

    Fantastic video Hawk-eye. Great explanation and demonstration of a superb innovation in tarp design. You go Gargoyle!!! Standing ovation!!!
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    Way to go RP! With the Kentucky Living Magazine...

    Way to go RP! With the Kentucky Living Magazine going to so many homes many more of us Kentuckians will be initiated into good outdoor slumber. Way to "Hang".
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    You have received some very good advice......

    You have received some very good advice...
    Kitchen tent is almost a must on our trips. June can be wet and/windy! Good place to gather on inclement days especially if you are in hammocks where...
  47. Thread: ripstop

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    Yep you've got the DIY sickness. Sorry to tell...

    Yep you've got the DIY sickness. Sorry to tell ya........ it is incurable.:):)
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    1st up welcome fellow Kentuckian Can't be much...

    1st up welcome fellow Kentuckian
    Can't be much help with fabrication ideas but....
    We went to BWCA in mid June. Lowest temp as recorded in Ely, nearest town I could find history on after trip, was...
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    Not trying to rain on your parade, but when i was...

    Not trying to rain on your parade, but when i was working we used something similar to the keyclamp, dif brand called speedi-rail, for handrail repair.....it was high dollar stuff....would work fine...
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    Wipe with full strength vinegar prior to...

    Wipe with full strength vinegar prior to painting. This is the safest "greenest" acid wash for galvanized. Commercially available acid wash (Galvaprep) is much more hazardous (dilute hydrochloric...
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