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    I messed up my marlinspike hitches on my last...

    I messed up my marlinspike hitches on my last hang and ended up with two overhand knots in my webbing. I thought the webbing was toast. Not having a marlinspike to try to pry loose the knots, I got...
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    spidennis, Are you looking for a knot to tie...

    spidennis,

    Are you looking for a knot to tie Amsteel to the Blackbird, or a piece of Amsteel to another piece of Amsteel? A square knot is not an appropriate choice for either application. I'd...
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    Northern Exposure was filmed in Rosalyn. By...

    Northern Exposure was filmed in Rosalyn.

    By the way, columbine flowers are edible -- very sweet.
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    I agree with Hawk-eye on the benefits of a large...

    I agree with Hawk-eye on the benefits of a large tarp. I've seen it suggested that a small tarp affords better views, and better views is an important factor. Even in my ground dwelling days I...
  5. Thread: thunder storms

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    Bottom line - you're in no more danger in a...

    Bottom line - you're in no more danger in a hammock than you are in a tent. Don't hang from the highest tree on a ridgeline, check for widow-makers, etc. If the tree gets struck, it's gonna explode...
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    Addictingly so. I'm hanging tonight and tomorrow...

    Addictingly so. I'm hanging tonight and tomorrow night and am so looking forward to it.

    Sounds like you don't have to be ultralight. That is, you'll be transported by vehicle to your your...
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    bond711, AHE offers two Kick Ass Quilts that...

    bond711,

    AHE offers two Kick *** Quilts that will fit the Claytor Jungle Hammock as underquilts. One is full length, the other is 2/3 length. I believe both are offered in wide versions, so you...
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    I have a camping pillow that is a small...

    I have a camping pillow that is a small pillowcase with a thin lining of polyester on one side. You stuff some spare clothing in it and with the polyster-lined side up, you have a functional pillow....
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    What about these?:...

    What about these?: http://www.off.com/clip-on-mosquito-repellent/.
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    Bought it. The rings are built into the...

    Bought it.



    The rings are built into the fixed end of each whoopie sling for the suspension. These whoopie slings are attached to chain links at each end (at the rings). The only question I...
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    Hello from the other WA

    MikeF,

    Welcome to the fora.

    I know the learning curve can look intimidating at first, but this place is a wealth of information. I highly recommend you watch Shug's 10-part youtube series on...
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    www.mosquitohammock.com JUNGLE HAMMOCK & FLY...

    www.mosquitohammock.com

    JUNGLE HAMMOCK & FLY
    Design: Designed for extreme wet jungle climates. Camouflage or Dark Green waterproof fabric. 100% waterproof, and there is a double bottom layer...
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    I'm trying to install a system like the one beep...

    I'm trying to install a system like the one beep diagrams at the start of this thread. Chain links and whoopies, with rings permanently affixed to the unadjustable ends, are on. One end of the...
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    I get the impression that hammock camping is in...

    I get the impression that hammock camping is in an exponential growth phase. As the baby boomers age and find that hammocking is a fun and comfortable way to extend one's camping career, I suspect...
  15. Thread: tarp size

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    My philosophy on tarps is: Go big or stay home.

    My philosophy on tarps is: Go big or stay home.
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    dejoha, It looks like you'll have no problem...

    dejoha,

    It looks like you'll have no problem getting rid of as many woobies as you want if you are successful in landing a box at auction. At even twice your cost estimate they are a great deal....
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    I'd be interested in a GI woobie -- or two or...

    I'd be interested in a GI woobie -- or two or three -- at a 90%+ discount. I'm not far from Ft. Lewis and the Navy bases on Puget Sound and Hood Canal.
  18. Thread: Grip Clips

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    Excellent find! Thank you.

    Excellent find! Thank you.
  19. Thread: Grip Clips

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    SkyPainter, Shug has a video showing Grip...

    SkyPainter,

    Shug has a video showing Grip Clips on his Speer Winter Tarp. I think it's the one where he dresses up like a nutcracker and marches with his drum to wish you a Merry Christmas. (I...
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    I think comparing a hammocking kit to a tent is...

    I think comparing a hammocking kit to a tent is unfair. The proper comparison is the hammocking kit to a ground-dwelling tarp kit. I believe the latter will typically be lighter and of less volume.
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    How much does such a sheet weigh? A few years...

    How much does such a sheet weigh? A few years ago I was thinking I could get by with using fleece blankets as quilts, but reality hit -- polyester fill and especially down are lighter.

    You might...
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    Poll: I like my Speer Winter Tarp. There are a few...

    I like my Speer Winter Tarp. There are a few things I'd do to modify it in an attempt to make it perfect. The closest thing I've seen to perfection being offerred now is the Warbonnet Outdoors...
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    You had me worried until I realized you're less...

    You had me worried until I realized you're less than a fortnight away from winter down there.

    Question about the PeaPod -- It looks to function well as bottom and side insulation, but as an...
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    I've used trails.com to identify nearby "Off-Road...

    I've used trails.com to identify nearby "Off-Road Drives," I believe is the category. They are typically Forest Service roads, and there are always spurs, many of which offer camping opportunities. ...
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    One can develop paranoia about rest areas reading...

    One can develop paranoia about rest areas reading this thread. I've never had any concerns about using them, or snoozing there. The busy ones can make it hard to sleep, but if I'm tired enough I...
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    Kukri, What size snake skins did you buy for...

    Kukri,

    What size snake skins did you buy for your SWT?

    Thanks,

    FarStar
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    Cannibal, Thanks for the link. The pdf file...

    Cannibal,

    Thanks for the link. The pdf file appears to be a comprehensive list of regulations. Searching it, the only provision I find that might be relevant is:

    CHAPTER 1 - PARKS AND OUTDOOR...
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    Thanks for the explanation, opie. I had to look...

    Thanks for the explanation, opie. I had to look up "mitten hook," but it looks simple enough even I should be able to add it to my SWT.
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    Matt, A good down or high-loft polyester...

    Matt,

    A good down or high-loft polyester sleeping bag will compress underneath you in a hammock and do you little or no good for bottom insulation. One thing you will find early on is how much...
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    Welcome

    Matt,

    I can't say anything about the DIY approach other than to express envy of the abilities of those who go that route.

    For a first, affordable, and complete system I recommend the Claytor...
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    Assuming your experience was at a CO state park,...

    Assuming your experience was at a CO state park, it seems that no such rule exists: http://parks.state.co.us/Reservations/CampingRules/Pages/ReservationsCampingRules.aspx. In the future you might...
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    mac, I drove the Pacific Coast Highway two...

    mac,

    I drove the Pacific Coast Highway two summers ago. About the entire thing is posted to prohibit camping. I found it difficult to find a road to pull off on, and most camp sites were full,...
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    sc, That's a pretty tarp. How are you...

    sc,

    That's a pretty tarp. How are you attaching the back doors that aren't deployed to each other? With my SWT on a calm evening I just let the doors hang, but your arrangement is far tidier.
    ...
  34. Thread: Growing pains?

    by FarStar
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    Buy MS Office -- the economy here can use the...

    Buy MS Office -- the economy here can use the stimulation.
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    wj, I'd consider getting a larger tarp, but I...

    wj,

    I'd consider getting a larger tarp, but I may have seen something like you are describing.

    There was a company -- Dancing Light Gear? -- that I don't think is around anymore. They made a...
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    Mac, What do you mean by changing the...

    Mac,

    What do you mean by changing the whipping? The last post above talks about a concave vs convex shaping of the channel ends (whatever that means) -- is this what you are referring to? I...
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    Thanks, bigbamaguy.

    Thanks, bigbamaguy.
  38. A bug net isn't needed in some parts at some...

    A bug net isn't needed in some parts at some times -- I've never used mine in the Cascades, for example. I understand a bug net made of no-see-um mesh can stifle air flow and make a hot night...
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    How do I insert a photo?

    It appears one doesn't use the "Insert Image" icon?
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    Memorial Day Hang

    My son and I camped in the rain shadow of Mt. Rainier over the holiday. It usually rains this time of year, and the big volcano didn't stop it this year, although it was only a bit more than a...
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    halfback, You want noseeum netting, not...

    halfback,

    You want noseeum netting, not mosquito netting. And, you want the netting to be black. Mosquito netting is wide enough to let blackflies and biting midges through, which may make you...
  42. Thread: The Challenge

    by FarStar
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    Powerbird, If your friends put in a group...

    Powerbird,

    If your friends put in a group order, the Claytor Jungle Hammock's price drops to $140 -- that's complete with tarp, net, and suspension. Double bottom keeps pad in place, and hammock...
  43. Shug, I, unfortunately, am no young...

    Shug,

    I, unfortunately, am no young whipper-snapper: I'm a gimpy old fart who has three years on you. My hammocking is confined to car camping, but I hope to be able to strap on a pack again some...
  44. Shug, Interesting videos. This one is kinda...

    Shug,

    Interesting videos. This one is kinda like Deliverance, except with hammocks and the elderly instead of canoes and the middle aged. I await the finale in part 5, and hope it has a better...
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    Pan, I checked the Speer website again and he's...

    Pan, I checked the Speer website again and he's selling polyester webbing.

    There seems to be much confusion between polyester and polypropylene (at least on my part) so here's a link to...
  46. Thread: need hammocks

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    Wouldn't Claytor Jungle Hammocks be a good way to...

    Wouldn't Claytor Jungle Hammocks be a good way to start? Bug net is built in, and the double bottom accomodates a pad, which each of your family members already has given that they've camped in...
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    The Claytor Jungle Hammock's bug net isn't...

    The Claytor Jungle Hammock's bug net isn't removeable, but if you turn it upside-down you have a net-free version when bugs aren't a problem.
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    I was confused by the frequent use of "poly" in...

    I was confused by the frequent use of "poly" in this thread, which does not differentiate between polypro and polyest. I thought my Speer has polypro straps, but a visit to the Speer website...
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    How did primitive cultures ever master use of the...

    How did primitive cultures ever master use of the hammock?
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    I would think the Superfly, with its four panel...

    I would think the Superfly, with its four panel pullouts, would be superior to the Mambajamba. Mind if I ask why you are retiring your Superfly?

    Given that you won't sell your Superfly, can you...
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