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  1. Another side of this to consider: When I was...

    Another side of this to consider:

    When I was new to the forums, I asked questions that had probably been asked a bunch of times. They were answered, kindly, by those with more experience than I.
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    Sorry, I waxed poetic. How about: "If'n you...

    Sorry, I waxed poetic. How about:

    "If'n you come to a group hang, we gots a bunch of stuff yous can check out and maybe try"

    :shades:
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    Welcome aboard, from Central NJ! You've...

    Welcome aboard, from Central NJ!

    You've already seen some of Shug's stuff - that's a good jumping off point. Just dive in, read until your brain hurts, rest, and do it again.

    If you check out...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/25845-DIY-Molly-Mac-Gear-Box-or-such?highlight=gear%20hammock

    Check out that thread, for some DIY intel on a MMGB style project. Mac himself...
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    Looks good! This is very similar to the Molly...

    Looks good!

    This is very similar to the Molly Mac Gear Box. The big difference I see is that in the Gear Box the flap is extended and rounded, and there's a small pocket at the apex of the curve...
  6. Thread: Orders

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    A lot of good discussion here. However, I guess...

    A lot of good discussion here. However, I guess the way I look at it is this is just the nature of the beast when dealing with higher end niche gear in a non-mainstream hobby.

    Since pretty much...
  7. Wish I didn't have a work event tonight, or I'd...

    Wish I didn't have a work event tonight, or I'd meet you there. Enjoy LF.
  8. Thread: Orders

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    This is exactly what I was referring to in my...

    This is exactly what I was referring to in my last post. :thumbup1: While far more restrictive and rigid then how I would personally proceed, I 100% respect this (not that you need my approval, but...
  9. Thread: Orders

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    I agree - that would be nice. Though I bet the...

    I agree - that would be nice. Though I bet the luthiers that you are dealing with only take as many orders as they can realistically handle at any given time, and nothing is done or started until...
  10. Thread: Orders

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    I think you have to consider the fact that many...

    I think you have to consider the fact that many of the items that are sold by the 'cottage' vendors here on the forums are made to order, custom items. So it makes sense that you pay something up...
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    That's excellent - great to see more cottage...

    That's excellent - great to see more cottage industry bridge hammocks!

    Are you making any using the Dutch titanium bridge hammock ends, or would/could you?
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    Hi yoziggy - welcome to Hammock Forums. I...

    Hi yoziggy - welcome to Hammock Forums.

    I question what your target demographic is, and would urge you to do the same.

    Since you're coming here and soliciting the opinion of forum members,...
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    Sticky: Or the articles sub forum. Is that an open user...

    Or the articles sub forum. Is that an open user thing, or does it have to be bestowed like a sticky?
  14. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/92684-Lady-hammockers-thread?highlight=lady+hammock
  15. Agreed. They didn't overly hassle us, they were...

    Agreed. They didn't overly hassle us, they were pleasant enough considering, all in all they were just doing their job. In the end I just found it odd that we experienced that at RV - it's a 3 mile...
  16. The park police came around at about 9:30 or 10,...

    The park police came around at about 9:30 or 10, I believe. There were two officers, and man and a woman. They came down into our camp weilding high powered tactical flashlights - one of them almost...
  17. I held out a long time, thinking that there was...

    I held out a long time, thinking that there was no way I'd spend that much money on a tarp, but I don't regret it one bit.

    Still have my Superfly, and often use it when weight isn't an obstacle...
  18. Eh, I'm not sure a separate trip report was...

    Eh, I'm not sure a separate trip report was warranted. :shades:

    Aside from paddling in AND out into the wind (no small feat on that reservoir), and the fact that we watched the storm roll in on...
  19. Me too

    Me too
  20. :confused::confused: If folks are okay with me...

    :confused::confused:

    If folks are okay with me riding in a canoe and not really helping much, then sure - I have nothing against a boat ride. :laugh: Why, is it nasty out there on the trail?
  21. Hey all, looks like I'm out for this one ... ...

    Hey all, looks like I'm out for this one ...

    HAH! Not likely. :shades: Though I am going to officially go on the record and decide to hike in. My shoulders been meesed up for over a month -...
  22. Looks like the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill...

    Looks like the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill are supposed to cut through late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, dump a bunch, and keep moving on through. So we can likely expect to get drenched...
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    Kid-Friendly Batona Camp 06/13/15

    I know he's seen the first. Knowing him, he probably has an inappropriate story about the second. So I'm guessing the third. :)
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    I called the ranger station this morning, and let...

    I called the ranger station this morning, and let them know about our lady friend in the outhouse:

    110505

    :eek::scared::shades:
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    For those that attended - check yourself for...

    For those that attended - check yourself for ticks. :shades: Didn't find any on my son, but I had one attached behind my knee, despite treating my shorts, shoes, socks, and kilt with permethrin.
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    I have to go shopping tonight for supplies and...

    I have to go shopping tonight for supplies and stuff for regular smores - I'll get stuff for S'macos as well.
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    ^^^ This ^^^ :shades: But in seriousness, I...

    ^^^ This ^^^ :shades:

    But in seriousness, I don't know that I'd consider ever going on a trip without insulation. If you really don't need it, you carried a little extra weight for nothing. But if...
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    I was going to post tonight, asking if there were...

    I was going to post tonight, asking if there were plans for firewood. You beat me to it!
  29. Ayuh. It's the same site we're all in the next...

    Ayuh. It's the same site we're all in the next night.
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    Yessir. One of these: hmr-B_JZTnE You...

    Yessir. One of these:

    hmr-B_JZTnE


    You should drag her along the weekend after, for a repeat Father's day appearance. :shades:
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    She does realize that it was around the same time...

    She does realize that it was around the same time of year, two years ago, (Father's Day) that we encountered all the bugs (including the pine cone spider) that drove her to hide in the safety of her...
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    7/64ths is just fine. All of my hammocks have...

    7/64ths is just fine. All of my hammocks have either 7/64 Amstel continuous loops or whoopies through the channels, and I've never had an issue or seen any abrasion worth mentioning in years of...
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    I'm a big fan of channels, and personally think...

    I'm a big fan of channels, and personally think they're a better choice for gathering the hammock ends. There's really no reason not to, unless you don't know how to sew. But since you're talking...
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    Long term forecast calling for possible...

    Long term forecast calling for possible thunderstorms this weekend. I'll have to play it by ear - I'm not a fair weather camper in the slightest, but I'm not sure I want to subject my 3.5 year old to...
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    Seems to me that this is becoming a more common...

    Seems to me that this is becoming a more common occurrence. We (the hammock-ing community) are using these pieces of fabric for a use they were not intended. I would wager that there are acceptable...
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    Nice! Earlier in the day my son got into my...

    Nice! Earlier in the day my son got into my hammock, and said he wanted to sleep in there - but it was my 11' Thunderbird, and there's no way he can sleep in that - the zippers to get in and out are...
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    Backyard test was a success - my little guy did...

    Backyard test was a success - my little guy did just fine sleeping through the night in a tent, with me hanging nearby. Though he woke up at 5:30 looking for a snack, so we went back in the house and...
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    Sweet - my backup was to hit you up for a balloon...

    Sweet - my backup was to hit you up for a balloon light. :) The luminaid lanterns I have never seem to last as long as they should - though that's probably because I always skimp on the charging.
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    Alright, it is my intention at this point to...

    Alright, it is my intention at this point to attend with my son, barring unforseens.

    We'll do a shakedown in the backyard this weekend (finally some decent weather) to make sure it's a go.

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    I'm still unsure, but if I can come, my little...

    I'm still unsure, but if I can come, my little guy will be in a tent. I'd likely try to find a spot to set up my tarp in porch mode, and have the tent door open to under my tarp vestibule. :shades:
  41. You definitely have to compare base weight to...

    You definitely have to compare base weight to base weight, if you're going to make a valid comparison. The various additions like lines, hardware, stakes, etc. will either be the same for both (if...
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    Great to know. Glad that Brian seems to be back...

    Great to know. Glad that Brian seems to be back on his game as far as service goes, and kudos to you for taking the time to update on your experience.

    :thumbup1::thumbup1::thumbup1:
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    1.) a 20˚ set is probably the best all around...

    1.) a 20˚ set is probably the best all around temp rating, if you only have the funds to buy one. I've got a 20˚ TQ that i've taken down to 0˚ by wearing a down sweater, down booties, and a sit pad...
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    I'm still interested in this one, but I've been...

    I'm still interested in this one, but I've been swamped and haven't had the time to do a backyard campout with my little guy. Not so sure that the first time camping should be over an hour from home...
  45. Just looked on Reserve America. Group sites are...

    Just looked on Reserve America. Group sites are in fact $50/night (plus reservation fee), min 7 people, max 25 people. Site 5 is currently available for Thursday and Friday nights, but that's going...
  46. I'm not going to argue with that - I have no...

    I'm not going to argue with that - I have no clue, and I'm unable to do anything other than Saturday night anyway. I'd suggest whoever wants to make it a full weekend get in touch with the ranger...
  47. It looks like it says starting 4/1/15 it's...

    It looks like it says starting 4/1/15 it's $2/person per night. Though I thought that's what it was LAST year.

    And are they going to charge us all $10 to park, or is that waved if you're camping?
  48. From what I remember, they want you to submit a...

    From what I remember, they want you to submit a roster of all people staying at the group sites, mostly so they can make sure that you have the specified number of people and aren't just reserving it...
  49. We're going to be at group site 5. However,...

    We're going to be at group site 5.

    However, since it's a group site, I believe there is a 6 person minimum in order to reserve it. Any less and you have to get a regular site, at $20 with a 6...
  50. Alright, I'm in. I'm up for either boating or...

    Alright, I'm in.

    I'm up for either boating or hiking in. Whichever.
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