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    HA! The stand became self aware! We may have to...

    HA! The stand became self aware! We may have to start referring to our hammocks as "sky nets".
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    Sticky: Mine is one I have used since the late...

    Mine is one I have used since the late 90's.....My name is Robbie. Thats where the rob comes from. Back then when I first started getting on the interwebs, I was heavily into playing the guitar. My...
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    WTB: I actually do have a gsi dualist kit which is...

    I actually do have a gsi dualist kit which is nice but a little large. Love the kit but want something smaller that I cook with over a fire without risk of melting some of the parts on the dualist...
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    WTB: Coleman Solo Max Anodized Cook Set

    Am interested in buying a Coleman Solo Max Anodized Cook Set if anyone has one thats in good to new-ish shape. Used to have them in my local WalMarts but now that Ive decided to get one I cant find...
  5. Ive been eyeballing those. Im not too keen on...

    Ive been eyeballing those. Im not too keen on trying to sew them on so these have caught my attention. My concern with these would be the long term wear on the tarp. What has been you guy's...
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    \m/ (>_

    \m/ (>_<) \m/

    Hel* yeah
  7. Side Panel Pulls or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the hype.

    So yeah, I'm sold. The pic really doesn't do it justice. If you've been considering making some side panel pulls for your tarp and suffer from "analysis paralysis" like I do....Go for it. Try the...
  8. Thread: Treeless Setup

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    Yeaaaah, sorry about the wrestling spoiler....

    Yeaaaah, sorry about the wrestling spoiler. Anyhoo, an update.....with pictures!!!!

    So as mentioned above we got a doozy of a shower the other day which turned my once concrete hard ground into...
  9. Thread: On Call Camping

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    Sure id love to! Ill get some pictures tomorrow...

    Sure id love to! Ill get some pictures tomorrow as its still set up but im not at home. But I posted this thread the other day that will give you some idea of what im doing....sort of.
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  10. Thread: On Call Camping

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    On Call Camping

    This si what we do when Im on call for work and cant leave town to go camping...."On Call Camping" is what my wife has coined it. Just being lazy in the backyard is what I call it.
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    This thread sums up this community so well that i...

    This thread sums up this community so well that i cant even coherently....Yeah. This thread wins all threads.
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    Lots of good advice here.

    Lots of good advice here.
  13. Thread: Treeless Setup

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    So, quick question for you. I had planned on...

    So, quick question for you. I had planned on attaching my tarp via prussiks to the line running between the stands so I could adjust and tighten the tarp. Of course, the main line going slack would...
  14. Thread: Treeless Setup

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    Funny you mention this as the same thought...

    Funny you mention this as the same thought occurred to me earlier today. I just got on here to search out the idea when I saw your reply. I may need some heavier shock cord than I jave now but im...
  15. Thread: Treeless Setup

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    Treeless Setup

    So, I've been toying with this the last couple of days. It works well and was cheap to make. Having no trees in my backyard necessitated some sort of stand and after looking at Alamosa's portable...
  16. Sounds similar to the way I built a tripod using...

    Sounds similar to the way I built a tripod using old, bent, groundhog-style tent stakes, conduit and a split ring. Dont know if Id hang my hammock from it but it works great for cooking!
  17. crappola, no pics.

    crappola, no pics.
  18. Thread: Hammock Stand

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    Did you finish it? Got pics?

    Did you finish it? Got pics?
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    Well...that was kind of a bust. I made it until...

    Well...that was kind of a bust. I made it until about 3am and just couldnt sleep. I was comfy, I just couldnt go to sleep for some reason. Too amped up i guess.
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    Ok...almost gave up since its been raining all...

    Ok...almost gave up since its been raining all evening. However, everything is dry so im lying in the hammock right now. What i'm learning thus far is i need to pitch my tarp at a shallower angle....
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    Where about in Athens? I'm just down the road in...

    Where about in Athens? I'm just down the road in Colbert.
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    Sleeping out tonight

    I have been a member of hammock forums for over two years now and have YET to sleep in my setup overnight. Its taken a while to get everything together and while Ive used it many times while car...
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    I still think the ASAT camo is genious. Would...

    I still think the ASAT camo is genious. Would love to have some material in that pattern.
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    Awesome stand! All we need now is a materials...

    Awesome stand! All we need now is a materials list and instructions! ;)
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    Dang, why didnt I think of that?! Shouldve seen...

    Dang, why didnt I think of that?! Shouldve seen me the other day trying to adjust my ridgeline while in the hammock. Impossible.
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    Well, let me say first that I have never tried...

    Well, let me say first that I have never tried his method of splicing the amsteel onto the buckle. So when I say I like his method better its not based off of actual use so its pure speculation on my...
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    Awesome! His way is different than how i do it. I...

    Awesome! His way is different than how i do it. I like his way better and will probably try it if i ever start splicing.
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    +1. Yep. 83% is a good starting point. Im still...

    +1. Yep. 83% is a good starting point. Im still messing with mine but 83% was in the ball park.
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    I think I get what your concern is, Im tired too...

    I think I get what your concern is, Im tired too so this might get interesting ;) . If the loop isn't already attached to the buckle and you have a hammock with a sewn in end channel.....The way I do...
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    I like mine. I especially like the way it holds...

    I like mine. I especially like the way it holds my bug net off of my face. That is a necessity for me. Also, in my very limited experience, its nice to have a place to hang things as has been...
  31. Mine is adjustable L-C-R too and it has come in...

    Mine is adjustable L-C-R too and it has come in VERY handy so far! I have used it for the exact scenario you describe!

    E.A.Y., I need to dig through my sewing machine case to see if I have a blind...
  32. Thread: First Wild Hang

    by robv60
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    Sure but how many hours to create that perfect...

    Sure but how many hours to create that perfect image of awesomeness in Photoshop? Kidding of course. What a great spot!
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    They get more than their share of my blood as it...

    They get more than their share of my blood as it is! The red cross has started calling them instead of me.
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    They almost carried me off before I jumped in...

    They almost carried me off before I jumped in there. Those things love me for some reason. No one else gets bit when Im around.
  35. Thread: What width

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    Im 5'4"-ish and Im using a hammock that is 118" x...

    Im 5'4"-ish and Im using a hammock that is 118" x 80". Its big, probably more than I need but I can lay quite comfortably with a 98" ridgeline. I could go with less length on the ridgeline and lay...
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    yeah skeeters, get some!

    Laying in my new bugnet watching the bloodsuckers land and flutter about in utter confusion. Muuuuwaaahahahahahaha!

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  37. Thread: Ridgeline bag

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    Did you just use the instructions from above? Do...

    Did you just use the instructions from above? Do anything different? Im about to make one out of some leftover noseeum net so any help you can give would be great.
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    I like Dutch's idea. If I make some loops myself...

    I like Dutch's idea. If I make some loops myself I may try this. I have some loops that I am using that I bought seperate from my buckles so they werent spliced onto the buckle. I just double larks...
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    Thanks for the advice and compliments everyone!...

    Thanks for the advice and compliments everyone! Its always fun to make things yourself. I have been diy'ing all sorts of things for years just because I like making stuff. In fact, I just finished...
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    Diy & what I have learned so far.

    So far in the last few weeks I have put my sewing machine to use and made myself a set of snake skins and a fronkey bug net. What have I learned from this endeavor?

    1. Sewing, easy. Measuring,...
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    Sticky: In regards to the top and sides, is everyone...

    In regards to the top and sides, is everyone roll-hemming their edges or just simply running a single stitch line down the edges and turning the whole thing inside out? Straight stitch or zig zag?...
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    Ha ha, nice!

    Ha ha, nice!
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    My Hammock Bliss double is 80". Its pretty darn...

    My Hammock Bliss double is 80". Its pretty darn comfortable for me but then again I'm 5' 3.5" so I can darn near lay sideways in it. Sometimes I think its too wide because even when I lay in it on an...
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    Neat! Reminds me alot of mine in some ways. I...

    Neat! Reminds me alot of mine in some ways. I wish mine had a front-loading bobbin.
  45. Thread: Nosseum?

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    You are correct. I added what i thought i needed...

    You are correct. I added what i thought i needed for the snaleskins to what i thought i needed for the bug net. 9 to 10 yards should have been the total for both and should supply some scrap to...
  46. Thread: Nosseum?

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    Nosseum?

    Anyone have any noseeum fabric they want to get rid of? I figure I need 3 yards for some snake skins and about 9-10 yards for a bugnet. I was about to place an order but thought Id check here first....
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    I played around with it alot last night just...

    I played around with it alot last night just getting the feel for it. Unfortunately I dont have a great spot to set it up. I do have an old sewing table I can confiscate from my wife's decorations. I...
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    It works it works!

    To those that replied in my earlier post about the missing part on my sewing machine:
    I emailed the people @ sew4less to see if they had a screw to match the thread guide I purchased from them....
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    Looks like I'm in business ! I sent a quick email...

    Looks like I'm in business ! I sent a quick email to the guys @ sew4less who I bought the thread guide from to see if they had a screw or knew of one that would fit the guide/ my machine. They...
  50. Thread: DIY Winter Tarp

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    Man, thats bad a**. Make me one?

    Man, thats bad a**. Make me one?
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