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    ^ I know I was timid at first here too! but...

    ^ I know I was timid at first here too! but seriously this forum is composed of really nice and helpful people unlike some others
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    Honestly, I sleep in my hammock when I stay at my...

    Honestly, I sleep in my hammock when I stay at my parents and find it pretty comfortable. I toss n turn quite a bit so I fully admit to getting better sleep in my very comfortable bed. But, that...
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    welcome jacob to answer your sewing question...

    welcome jacob

    to answer your sewing question probably adjusting your tension on the machine will fix this problem. The tension on my machine need to be changed when i go from sewing just the...
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    Well if making one is an option for you I say go...

    Well if making one is an option for you I say go for it. From someone withvery limited sewing experience, all ive sewn is my diy hh clone and two stuff sacks and some scrap pieces for practice, it...
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    I use amstel blue, overkill probably, but im a...

    I use amstel blue, overkill probably, but im a big guy and like the insurance.

    But ive read on here of ppl using spectra and other cheap stuff
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    just the sanity of the hanger as far as im...

    just the sanity of the hanger as far as im concerned, I have never heard of anything but them being an annoyance and kinda creepy looking. They seem to be everywhere and indestructable
  7. Thread: Diy Hh

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    I made the one from hc4u tutorial very helpful...

    I made the one from hc4u tutorial very helpful and easy to do.
  8. Me too! but it was because I didn't check my tie...

    Me too! but it was because I didn't check my tie offs. I didn't tie my knots for real to the tree huggers because i wanted to get the hammock even between the poles and once I had it set up I was so...
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    A bobbin to think a month and a half ago I had no...

    A bobbin to think a month and a half ago I had no idea what it was let alone how to thread one.....or that you even needed it to sew.:D
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    It is scary how fast this transforms from...

    It is scary how fast this transforms from sounding like something cool to try to unhealthy obsession
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    I would check into an underquilt. you can save...

    I would check into an underquilt. you can save space with about the same weight as a pad.

    I've been working on one of these for a couple weeks just havent had the drive to finish it.
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    hahaha no that hammock makes you look totally...

    hahaha no that hammock makes you look totally thin!
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    sounds like shes rewarding you for learning how...

    sounds like shes rewarding you for learning how to sew, touch her surger huh? lucky guy, ha
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    Grizz is right pinning is key with very little...

    Grizz is right pinning is key with very little experience I was able to hem my hammock without much trouble because I had pinned it all out. Of course pinning it all out did take about 90% of the...
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    I jumped right in. No knowledge of sewing...

    I jumped right in. No knowledge of sewing whatsoever. Your first project is probably going to suck, without a doubt.

    I would say first thing to do, what I did, have your wife show you how to sew...
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    Or your girlfriend starts to think maybe shes...

    Or your girlfriend starts to think maybe shes dating a gay man because he knows more about sewing, gets excited about joann fabric sales, and complains that the super walmarts just don't do the...
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    But really the sewing machine is permanently set...

    But really the sewing machine is permanently set up on our kitchen table next to the santa calling your name all day and night. You can't stop. Don't fight it. Now hurry and make that underquilt...
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    Yeah, we can only go to "really nice camp grounds...

    Yeah, we can only go to "really nice camp grounds with running water, flush toliets, flat grounds, an air matress, seven days worth of food(for every two days that we are there) and all the...
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    Can't agree with you enough goldbond! This is...

    Can't agree with you enough goldbond! This is probably the only forum on the net with people who are truly and genuinely here to help!
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    This is the only downfall I see with hammocking...

    This is the only downfall I see with hammocking the gf will not let me use it with her around, haven't tried it yet but I know she won't. I have to be in the tent with her otherwise "I don't love...
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    I am very interested to see what kind of...

    I am very interested to see what kind of responses you get cause I have been wondering this for awhile too!
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    Proof that darwins theories still hold true.

    Proof that darwins theories still hold true.
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    Alright guys I am stumped once more. In the...

    Alright guys I am stumped once more. In the tutorial it says to enter in the width in the green cell marked "c" and I am not seeing that cell so if anyone can offer up some help on what the hell I...
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    I had the pdf file but the link didn't show up in...

    I had the pdf file but the link didn't show up in it. Thank you.
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    Blackcat directions/excel file

    Alright guys I am sure that I am just over looking this however, I can't find a usable ms excel file that lvleph wrote. If someone could post the link for me I would be very greatful!
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    mine is about 138in all hemmed up. I am only 6ft...

    mine is about 138in all hemmed up. I am only 6ft but I wanted that extra wiggle room.
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    I prefer the whipped hammock simply because of...

    I prefer the whipped hammock simply because of its adjustability. I fell like you get a better lay in a whipped hammock
  28. Thread: hi friends

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    Welcome swoosh. You have come to the right place...

    Welcome swoosh. You have come to the right place these guys have a wealth of knowledge to share.
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    I would say go to the above website, buy some...

    I would say go to the above website, buy some dollar bin walmart ripstop, make the hammock that just jeff describes as under ten bucks....you dont even have to hem the edges to test it out. This...
  30. Thread: Mice, etc!

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    I think greatly depending on the area these...

    I think greatly depending on the area these critters have no fear. Its crazy! As much as I hate to give'um credit for it they are smart too! **** them.
  31. Haha, it has been crazy with the bugs this year...

    Haha, it has been crazy with the bugs this year even on the east side of the state by me. God did we need the rain though, how was the water level on manistee?
  32. Thread: Mice, etc!

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    The coons, those things are brutal. We have a...

    The coons, those things are brutal. We have a camping trip every memorial weekend at the pinery in canada and the are relentless. Day or night is doesnt seem to matter as long as there is food out....
  33. Thread: New Hammock

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    Welcome bigtone and enjoy the wealth of knowledge...

    Welcome bigtone and enjoy the wealth of knowledge these guys have to offer!
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    welcome to the forums first off! I used this...

    welcome to the forums first off!


    I used this site, mentioned by narwhalin, to really get started. It is definitely a great way to see if it is for you! Cheap too if you can score some good...
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    you can mark this as found

    you can mark this as found
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    Thank you I appreciate the advice I will steer...

    Thank you I appreciate the advice I will steer clear
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    Gregory z55 pack

    I am trying to find this pack where I dont have to pay the full price...
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    Brand New Coleman Bozeman Pack

    I got a little excited and got this off ebay and decided I wanted a smaller lighter pack.

    http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemancom/detail.asp?product_id=8550-583&categoryid=25520

    It has never...
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    Thanks for doing all the dirty work TeeDee, now I...

    Thanks for doing all the dirty work TeeDee, now I can afford poly and know it will actually support me!
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    The only stuff seen that is affordable is the...

    The only stuff seen that is affordable is the stuff at walmart in the $1/yd bin...you have to get lucky cause all of the new walmarts don't carry fabric around here so when you find one it is all...
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    Thank God for the dollar a yard stuff, its...

    Thank God for the dollar a yard stuff, its helpful when making the 1st underquilt.... and tarp......and hammock body....... and stuff sack.....you get the idea........lets just say no pictures have...
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    no dookie/crap/you get the idea But...

    no dookie/crap/you get the idea



    But seagulls do! one got me fishing last year.....must've been constipated for a week.
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    Here is a sample of what they are talking about...

    Here is a sample of what they are talking about
    demo thread

    basically like seconds stuffs with cosmetic flaws you can find some really cheap stuff that way, its prety neat
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    Just Jeffs site is what got me hooked!

    Just Jeffs site is what got me hooked!
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    just bought some of that exact stuff today to...

    just bought some of that exact stuff today to take a practice run on my hammock, can't go wrong w/ $1/yd
  46. Thank you. I've only heard good things about it,...

    Thank you. I've only heard good things about it, and I'll look up the jordan river valley, thx again!
  47. North Country Trail/Manistee Trail in Michigan

    has anyone ever hike/hang here? We are thinking about doing it I heard it is gorgeous just wanted some feedback from you guys about if you had any....
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    me and the gf were just talking about that the...

    me and the gf were just talking about that the other day cause we drove through a huge storm front with the sirens blaring and everthing and how it reminded us of that movie...
  49. Thread: Hi everyone

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    thx

    I appreciate it guys thanks alot
  50. Thread: Hi everyone

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    Hi everyone

    I've been purusing over the forums for a couple days now after being directed to the forums from just jeffs build your own hammock page and my roomate.

    After knowing nothing about hammocking I am...
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