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  1. Taffeta, cotton or polyester dilemma please help.

    Mrs Webhanger got mad when I told her I wanted to get rid of the bed and go to hammocks. She wanted to know why I don't love her anymore. Then she left and took a bunch of my gear. Six days later she...
  2. No surgery although the doctors keep telling me...

    No surgery although the doctors keep telling me that I need it. You may need to try a larger version or a different rig. I have friends who use the ENO double for similar purposes.

    In the end...
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    I use the 50 percent forecast.... 50 percent...

    I use the 50 percent forecast....

    50 percent it will or won't.
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    Cinch it just enough to keep it against the...

    Cinch it just enough to keep it against the hammock. Some folks don't cinch it at all, or use small weights to keep it in place. You want to be able to get in and out easily without adjusting it...
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    Here is an old post why I transitioned. ...

    Here is an old post why I transitioned.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/57879-Newbie-from-the-west-To-sleep-on-the-ground-or-to-hang-(from-experience)

    Cost and weight can...
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    Thanks for your compliments on the report. It was...

    Thanks for your compliments on the report. It was a really fun trip. The scenery was incredible. I wish I had taken some pictures in the storm. I didn't want to leave the relative comfort of my...
  7. I feel your pain. Things like that have us owning...

    I feel your pain. Things like that have us owning 4.
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    You're right to be nervous for a while. If that...

    You're right to be nervous for a while. If that cat had intentions on you it will stalk you. I had one track me years ago.

    Nice video but I would have been holding something a little more...
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    http://www.mayans.com/hammock_accessories.php ...

    http://www.mayans.com/hammock_accessories.php

    Has anyone tried these? They look nice but the pics arent clear as to how thry anchor in.

    Then there's the price.:scared:
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    Glad to hear that you took the leap. Best wishes...

    Glad to hear that you took the leap. Best wishes with the chaos life is throwing your way.

    I have been making progress for hanging at home and may be joining your crowd soon.
  11. Thread: Fail

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    I was out watering the forest in the middle of...

    I was out watering the forest in the middle of the night when suddenly a Thunder burst and downpour of rain hit soaking me and my clothing I had on to sleep in. I went back to the hammock wrung it...
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    Riding the Storm Out at Goblin Valley

    While cleaning up some files I found this 4/5ths written trip report realizing I had not posted this yet. Better late than never.

    A while ago I took the “Buffalo in my hammock” boy (see thread by...
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    First step admit the addiction. Check. Second...

    First step admit the addiction. Check. Second step get thread injector lessons. Third step make stuff faster. Fourth step get out and test it often. Repeat as necessary.

    Good luck.
  14. Thread: Down

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    I've seen a dozen of them corner a four year old...

    I've seen a dozen of them corner a four year old kid. It took three grown men, four teenagers, two dead geese and who knows how many bites before we got him out. All of us were scared for the kid.
    ...
  15. Thread: Using beads

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    Patience and effort. I have rescued two for my...

    Patience and effort. I have rescued two for my kids now. I used a small crochet hook to get it started. It requires some trial and error.

    We added an overhand knot around the loop made from 550...
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    Jelouse

    Jelouse
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    When I was beginning to hammock I took more time...

    When I was beginning to hammock I took more time trying to figure out the little intricate details thus much fiddling. Now that I have everything tuned to my liking unless I am on a stand wind is...
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    I've been using amsteel trough the fixed end loop...

    I've been using amsteel trough the fixed end loop for some time now. I would not really trust it otherwise. Thanks for the video.
  19. Look around at the different styles and ideas...

    Look around at the different styles and ideas there are plenty here if you just search a bit. The cool thing with diy is you make it your way and can bring in many aspects from different designs. ...
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    Oh where will it stop. I'm no addict, I just...

    Oh where will it stop. I'm no addict, I just need to make one little improvement. I started with a repair and am now 12 rigs in with no end in sight. I even replaced my wife's sewing machine with...
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    Go have fun. No matter what adjust as needed and...

    Go have fun. No matter what adjust as needed and laugh along the way. Take pictures to prove it happened.

    My family has been on trips were important gear was left behind, weather was supposed...
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    Most people sre concerned with piercing the...

    Most people sre concerned with piercing the fabrick where you layy potentially weakening it. But if you sewed down the long sides of the hammock and left it open on the ends I don't know why this...
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    I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
  24. That section between windows is rarely structural...

    That section between windows is rarely structural and not likely to hold the forces being placed on it by a hammock. You're right to be nervous about hooking to that. My 2 cents is find a different...
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    I reinforce with grosgrain on 1.1 just to prevent...

    I reinforce with grosgrain on 1.1 just to prevent tearing. But I have never tried it without. Mostly a durability issue for me.
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    I like the double layer option for starting out...

    I like the double layer option for starting out in particular. Better bug coverage from below, pad doesn't move much, still has all the options; quilts, nets, etc. to add as he is ready and learns...
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    One of Uncle Sam's Misguided Chilren here. Desert...

    One of Uncle Sam's Misguided Chilren here. Desert Storm, OIF, and other stuff.
  28. Thread: Hammock Ends

    by webhanger
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    To me whipping is a very simple thing once you...

    To me whipping is a very simple thing once you learn it. There are plenty of online tutorials that teach it probably in under 5 minutes. My kids can whip an end and connect suspension probably as...
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    Yip gravity tends to keep the acid in the stomach...

    Yip gravity tends to keep the acid in the stomach and off of the valve that isn't working correctly when you elevate your shoulders.

    Here's to many restful nights in a hammock.
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    I don't mind joining them. I just hate having to...

    I don't mind joining them. I just hate having to set up a new rig every time I get up for something or chasing them off like some pest. Dad help me set up the stand! dad I forgot the the knot! Dad...
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    I'm still working on Mrs Webhanger but the...

    I'm still working on Mrs Webhanger but the Webhanger monkeys abandoned the racks and have discovered space to create and play in their rooms. At least when I can get them out of their hammocks long...
  32. On the cheap! Work with what you have. Lots of...

    On the cheap! Work with what you have. Lots of folks around here are using ground pads and sleeping bags for the main thing, starting out in particular.

    Hang out in the DIY section for some good...
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    I know the feeling. I had to make 5 in order to...

    I know the feeling. I had to make 5 in order to get one for me. Even now I still get kicked out with a fleet of 10 hammocks.
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    I like the critters around me. It's when they are...

    I like the critters around me. It's when they are quite that bothers me most. Typically they're going to scatter and hide if given the option with humans. When the critters are active I sleep best....
  35. I agree 3 purposes 3 pieces of gear. Poking a...

    I agree 3 purposes 3 pieces of gear. Poking a hole in most hammock material whe used as a ground cloth is inviting an unexpected meeting with the ground at the most inopportune time.

    With that...
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    This is a correction to the above post. I have...

    This is a correction to the above post. I have mentioned earlier in this thread that I did not have the specs handy. If any information in this post contradicts previous posts please use this one as...
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    I have had numerous questions about my ridgepole...

    I have had numerous questions about my ridgepole and suspension modifications. I will attempt to address my ridge pole here for everyone. I will work on some suspension stuff in a few days...
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    That could have been a one and done deal. Nothing...

    That could have been a one and done deal. Nothing funny about having a tree land on you or your buddy.
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    What if instead of replacing the stakes with...

    What if instead of replacing the stakes with larger ones, you took pressure off of the stakes by the addition of a ridgepole to take the compression forces. Then the lines on either end would...
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    If my memory serves me correctly my ridge line...

    If my memory serves me correctly my ridge line runs around 10 1/2-11'. With the soft shackle change it gets me more elevation as I mentioned earlier. Another option if you can find it is to find two...
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    It is working great. It has pretty much replaced...

    It is working great. It has pretty much replaced the Turtledog stand. I have had ample opportunity to field test it now. I have no need to make any major adjustments to the stand itself. I have...
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    What was the temperature? I've found that if its...

    What was the temperature? I've found that if its cool they get sluggish and lazy. That might be why it was hanging around on the trail and didn't move till you were almost on it. Typically they stay...
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    Welcome! Both you and the brown banana.

    Welcome! Both you and the brown banana.
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    I do it over my ridge line and it works pretty...

    I do it over my ridge line and it works pretty well as mentioned above. The tips for use have been pretty much what I have experienced. I have not experienced issues with lack of air or...
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    Mine ripped second try.:thumbdown:

    Mine ripped second try.:thumbdown:
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    Full definitely full. I have several close...

    Full definitely full. I have several close diabetic freinds in the same boat. The better you care for your body now the longer you enjoy it. If I were you I would sacrifice a little weight to take...
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    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?p=WC...

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?p=WCLX&i=232146

    The link for $6.99 is still good, plus the header has a code for free shipping. I just ordered mine.
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    Agreed! Just thinking out loud hear. A...

    Agreed!

    Just thinking out loud hear.

    A scenario played out for those of us that get tangled up in the math terminology would be great, say with a 200 lb load in a hammock to keep the numbers...
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    +1 I have recently replaced my old rig (rings...

    +1

    I have recently replaced my old rig (rings to the hammock and straps) and have tried the above methods with great success. I don't use the channel either, as I feel the other methods are more...
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    I am not sure where the all of the Utah hangers...

    I am not sure where the all of the Utah hangers are from, but if we stuck to 50-100 miles 'ish of the Salt Lake area I would be in assuming my calendar will cooperate. I would guess the majority of...
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