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    Stepping up, owning it and trying to make it...

    Stepping up, owning it and trying to make it right. Good recovery, lesson learned (and taught). Not many forums have members like that. Props to all involved.
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    Welcome to the madness

    Welcome to the madness
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    We used one layer of the 5.0 in our hammock...

    We used one layer of the 5.0 in our hammock camping merit badge course the past few years and it's worked out very well. We get down to the mid 20's at the elevations we go to but it's always a...
  4. Well, there IS a 12 step program for it, but the...

    Well, there IS a 12 step program for it, but the steps are about 15" long so the distance of those 12 steps is... you guessed it... 15'

    I have the same feeling cruising the aisles of just about...
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    That was a fun project. I still use my...

    That was a fun project. I still use my frankenquilts (UQ and TQ). The best part is one of the puffers zips out of my UQ to become of all things... a down coat.

    There is a link in my signature...
  6. Nice work there.

    Nice work there.
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    Welcome to the forum Zack. Shug has inspired one...

    Welcome to the forum Zack. Shug has inspired one or two others (more like 10,000 or so) to check out the forum and our lives have been better off for it. There are a bunch of learned and willing to...
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    Much better than pulling the finger though! I...

    Much better than pulling the finger though!

    I think I found my newest "best job ever". Way to go Clean, whooooo hooooo, whooooo hooooo
  9. If every violent thinking person got just one...

    If every violent thinking person got just one look at Shug's videos we would have instant world peace.
  10. Love that perspective, much appreciated.

    Love that perspective, much appreciated.
  11. The power of the Shugmiester. Sector seven rocks.

    The power of the Shugmiester. Sector seven rocks.
  12. It is a promotion they have for Scout troops and...

    It is a promotion they have for Scout troops and some youth groups but they do not want it construed as a supersale or an avalanche of internet sales, etc. I got some additional information from...
  13. AMOK Scouting promotion- feedback wanted

    Our troop is reviewing the scout discount offer AMOK has available. The 2.0 is discounted to $75 (MSRP $399)and includes the bug net and tarp but there are indications of a change in production from...
  14. Our troop is reviewing the scout discount offer...

    Our troop is reviewing the scout discount offer AMOK has available. The 2.0 is discounted to $75 and includes the bug net and tarp but there are indications of a change in production from China...
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    It seems that if you follow the suggestions of...

    It seems that if you follow the suggestions of using a drip line between the snake skins and your hammock, gravity will take over and you'll be dry, but I might not have got into my brain what yours...
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    When I started hammocking we had to use sinew...

    When I started hammocking we had to use sinew from the animals we killed for tree straps as we walked the trail, before there was a trail and yes, we hung uphill at both ends in 5' of snow. Why, we...
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    Originally I disconnected the line lock at the...

    Originally I disconnected the line lock at the end of the shock cord supporting the UQ and ran it through the channel of the extension but that seemed like a lot of extra time spent in transition. ...
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    Might want to cut down on the beans before...

    Might want to cut down on the beans before entering the hammock.:)
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    I posted a DIY UQ extension a few weeks ago and...

    I posted a DIY UQ extension a few weeks ago and there are some added photos on that thread. It might help out.
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    The zipper is fairly light and you have just one...

    The zipper is fairly light and you have just one part of it on the standard portion. I am thinking snaps or velcro would either have gaps which equal cold air coming in or tough to stitch in velcro...
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    We had an outing at a local trap & skeet range. ...

    We had an outing at a local trap & skeet range. The trees were too far apart so I had to improvise the hang but I managed to snap a few photos of the hammock extension.

    I'm not sure how many are...
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    Hello from central California!

    Hello from central California!
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    Thanks Dutch. I am a gear maker not a pro, so...

    Thanks Dutch. I am a gear maker not a pro, so the stitching it not perfect like it would be coming out of your shop but I'm pretty pleased with it.




    The zipper is offset so it has about 1"...
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    Thanks for the compliments. I plan on hanging...

    Thanks for the compliments. I plan on hanging this weekend and should have a couple of photos of the with and without variety. I haven't seen the cottage industry offer this but maybe it's out...
  25. I'm not sure how many "a lot" is, but you might...

    I'm not sure how many "a lot" is, but you might want to consider a homeless shelter in your area for the surplus bags.
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    Dutch is a mix of ninja and yoda only better with...

    Dutch is a mix of ninja and yoda only better with the ladies.
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    Thanks, I should be able to snap a few shots in...

    Thanks, I should be able to snap a few shots in the next couple of weeks. The dehydrator was a fun project, more useful for folks in colder climates but this time of year it comes in handy.
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    I have tried it and it worked quite well. The...

    I have tried it and it worked quite well. The photos don't show it very well but the zipper is offset from the end of both the UQ and the extension so there is a bit of overlap where they meet. It...
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    An extension for your underquilt can help too. I...

    An extension for your underquilt can help too. I have a 2/3 or 3/4 UQ and I stitched in a 48" zipper along it's end so I could zip in and zip out the extension if needed. For backpacking and summer...
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    Thanks CR. A lot of the adult in our troop who...

    Thanks CR. A lot of the adult in our troop who have made the UQ as part of their son't Hammock Camping merit badge have complained about cold feet so I thought this would be a good solution to their...
  31. That is a nice looking UQ ya got there.

    That is a nice looking UQ ya got there.
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    2 new DIY projects

    I finally got to spend some time on a couple of projects I've been wanting to complete and here they are.

    I finished a DIY food dehydrator made from an old newspaper vending machine, a heat lamp,...
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    Here's another option. Trees are in view, but...

    Here's another option. Trees are in view, but few are used.
  34. The trail starts in Yosemite Valley, but I get...

    The trail starts in Yosemite Valley, but I get your point in terms of congestion. Exiting via Crabtree will increase mileage by a significant amount. Great call to not summit and live to hike...
  35. Most thru hikers go Whitney to Yosemite. It...

    Most thru hikers go Whitney to Yosemite. It seems the logic is going from highest point to lowest but there are probably as many sets of logic as there are hikers. We did it in sections to...
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    That's a right nice piece of gear ya got there.

    That's a right nice piece of gear ya got there.
  37. And here is the 2011 version...

    And here is the 2011 version...
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    Howdy from a little bit south of you.

    Howdy from a little bit south of you.
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    Welcome to the forum from sunny central California

    Welcome to the forum from sunny central California
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    I could put it to good use.

    I could put it to good use.
  41. You might be starting on a bridge hammock for...

    You might be starting on a bridge hammock for you. It looks like she has found hers. :)
  42. One of them oil rigs or shrimp boats should give...

    One of them oil rigs or shrimp boats should give quite a view.
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    I usually have a small pad that I use as...

    I usually have a small pad that I use as structure in the G4 pack I carry and in camp as a pad for my bear canister in addition to a mat for those times where I take a walk in the middle of the...
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    Easier to untie than the taut line too and that...

    Easier to untie than the taut line too and that one is one of my favorite knots.
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    You might want to consider how often you would be...

    You might want to consider how often you would be out in the coldest weather. If less often then you might want to consider a 20* UQ and put a mat or a liner in your hammock as added protection. I...
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    My routine is to: 1) Bring all of my gear into...

    My routine is to:
    1) Bring all of my gear into the section of my garage where I store and tinker on gear.
    2) Unload everything from the pack and start the sorting process.
    3) Set all clothes...
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    Welcome back to the forum. Make it a mission to...

    Welcome back to the forum. Make it a mission to get that hammock space back, ok?
  48. Congratulations to you and your son for finding a...

    Congratulations to you and your son for finding a way to make things work out.

    Camping in hammocks has been an easy introduction in our troop because it was done initially within the adults and...
  49. That is a good recommendation. Another approach...

    That is a good recommendation. Another approach is that if your pack is not active enough for your preference, take an active role in changing it. Some packs or troops just need someone to take...
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    Welcome to the madness. Peyton Manning speaks of...

    Welcome to the madness. Peyton Manning speaks of your city often.:)
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