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    Nice! Plus if you get that Wards machine...

    Nice! Plus if you get that Wards machine straight, you'll have backup!

    Like someone said earlier, the 501a was and all metal gear machine exactly the same as the 401a with updated but flimsy...
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    These 3 things alone cleared up any bunching...

    These 3 things alone cleared up any bunching issues on my machine. In fact, just cleaning out the lint and old pieces of thread worked, but she started singing after a good oiling and a minor...
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    The Singer Slant-O-Matic 500a (Rocketeer) is...

    The Singer Slant-O-Matic 500a (Rocketeer) is still to this day touted as the best machine ever made. If you can find one, snatch it up! I had the opportunity to get one, and missed out on it last...
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    Necchi, Singer, Pfaff, Viking (now made by...

    Necchi, Singer, Pfaff, Viking (now made by Husqvarna), Janome, Some of the older Sears/Kenmore machines are good and even some of the lesser known brands can have machines that are real gems.
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    Nice! I gotta get back into the DIY projects I...

    Nice! I gotta get back into the DIY projects I have materials for.
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    Vintage Iron is the way to go for a hammock...

    Vintage Iron is the way to go for a hammock making machine. All metal, and last forever. A 1950s or earlier good quality machine in good working order will still be making hammocks and such long...
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    So this was on page 14, how about now PAGE 52!...

    So this was on page 14, how about now PAGE 52! :lol:


    Crazy stuff lol. I love browsing through these machines. Oh yeah, I'M BAAAACK!
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    Contrary to popular belief, concrete in...

    Contrary to popular belief, concrete in consistently wet ground not only absorbs and holds water for longer than regular dirt causing accelerated rot it also weakens very fast and will become less...
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    I'm back! And I agree, I found it much faster...

    I'm back!

    And I agree, I found it much faster and easier to hand roll.
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    http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2863/1000458x.jpg...

    http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2863/1000458x.jpg

    double layer. Outer is 1.1 ripstop, inner is fairly thick pink John Deere Fleece, bug netting is tulle (soon to be replaced.).

    Made this one...
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    Liked you guys! I hope we can get it done for...

    Liked you guys! I hope we can get it done for ya! Haven't been around in a ling time, I'm about to be browsing around here a little more often.
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    Ahhh, Newburgh NY. Just short of being the arm...

    Ahhh, Newburgh NY. Just short of being the arm pit of America...

    For the record I was stationed at West Point for 3 years hehe. Closest place to get something fast besides McDonalds or Dunkin...
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    Bless you man! May we meet some day in the...

    Bless you man! May we meet some day in the kingdom! Be at peace for life is just beginning for you!

    God speed brother!
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    If the tyvek is big enough use that. If it's not...

    If the tyvek is big enough use that. If it's not big enough, go to know construction sites and look for large scraps or ask some crews about large scraps of left over Tyvek. It's light, it's...
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    Back on topic! Do it! Indians and early...

    Back on topic!

    Do it! Indians and early settlers used them quite heavily for insulation (Amazing they are still here with all the cat tail destruction back in those days never mind the fact that...
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    That is a blanket response. They pop up again...

    That is a blanket response. They pop up again every year around October, November as a preorder. You have to keep checking back. I ordered my first 3 last October as a pre order, and got them in...
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    If weight isn't an issue, get the biggest one you...

    If weight isn't an issue, get the biggest one you can get I have a 12x12 for kayak camping, and LOVE IT!
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    Taped or glued seams no doubt. It's more durable...

    Taped or glued seams no doubt. It's more durable than a sewn seam on cuben.
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    Cat tails will come back, even if you've plucked...

    Cat tails will come back, even if you've plucked the heads to harvest the down. You really aren't destroying any eco system by collecting them. They'll be right back the next year. I know people...
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    Just sit down with a thread injector, take some...

    Just sit down with a thread injector, take some scraps and practice a few different hems and such. It take no time. I made my first DIY jumping in feet first with no practice, and I still have it...
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    What size Heiney cans are these? I want 3, and...

    What size Heiney cans are these? I want 3, and if instead of popping the seal, if you could pop the tab off and drill out the tab rivet to drain the stank err beer leaving only a small hole in the...
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    Get me the cost of a Blackcat pattern, and I'll...

    Get me the cost of a Blackcat pattern, and I'll be on it man!!! Simple Black cat tarp pattern will make life mucho easier!
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    I would like 3 of them, what are you looking to...

    I would like 3 of them, what are you looking to get for them?
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    Pips that is genius! I'm inspired to make these...

    Pips that is genius! I'm inspired to make these for my friends hammocks I am building. I might even use this design on my backpacking hammock so i can get rid of the bug netting all together and...
  25. It's true, rarely in the natural world is there a...

    It's true, rarely in the natural world is there a complete absence of color, black is exactly that. So it of course sticks out like a sore thumb. It's why so many of the military camo patterns are...
  26. One of the cool things about this is Vermont's...

    One of the cool things about this is Vermont's Barre surplus store has Poncho liners in several camo patterns and not just woodland, I can build an entire setup, tarp, hammock, and PLUQ with ABU...
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    Crap!! Why couldn't you hold out for another...

    Crap!! Why couldn't you hold out for another week before making this decision! Arf! One hell of a deal, wish I could get it. But still getting my finances in order after the lay off. I got a job...
  28. Wow man, heart wrenching. My deepest condolences...

    Wow man, heart wrenching. My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom, I know that I will be devastated when my mom passes, but have to accept that most likely she will before I do. I have to...
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    Ah welcome! It's nice to see new people show up...

    Ah welcome! It's nice to see new people show up after discovering or to discover the correct way to actually sleep well in the woods without breaking your back to get comforts there.

    Hammocks >...
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    I'm still going to be tentative, but my second...

    I'm still going to be tentative, but my second daughter was born yesterday at 4:19pm. We'll see how the Misses feels in a couple of weeks about letting me loose for an overnighter. I'm not getting...
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    Nother Bama member, welcome!

    Nother Bama member, welcome!
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    I can see where a hammock could not only add to...

    I can see where a hammock could not only add to the comfort level sleeping at home, but to the fun factor as well. They don't make expensive swings you can hang from your ceiling for nothing. Stick...
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    This is th eproper solution to your problem. ...

    This is th eproper solution to your problem. Trust me, one of these will get the point across even if you don't eliminate your enemy.

    http://plainolddesign.com/tau/flamethrower/flamethrower2.jpg
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    I'm with you. This is the best community on the...

    I'm with you. This is the best community on the internet without a doubt. Likely one of the best communities anywhere!

    People that sleep well are happier people I say! Hehe.
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    Was just about to suggest that hehe. Just rig...

    Was just about to suggest that hehe. Just rig something up for the time being and since it's an indoors setup it doesn't matter how thick, or silly it is as long as it works.

    If I were to build...
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    3 herniated discs is a large part of the reason I...

    3 herniated discs is a large part of the reason I started looking into hammock camping about 8 years ago. Man I wish I had known about this DIY thing back then lol.
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    Believe me, if there is profit from investing in...

    Believe me, if there is profit from investing in more equipment to ramp up production, you'd better believe they will do it in short order. Just watch over time. It's catching on slowly but surely,...
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    If it goes this route, then at first, there will...

    If it goes this route, then at first, there will be a big price mark up. If it shows decent enough profit, then they'll work toward really mass producing them, and costs will go down over time, but...
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    If it does happen it's going to be made more for...

    If it does happen it's going to be made more for the mountaineering crowd if I had my guess where the largest weight savings will be realized. Plus those folks think $2000 for a base camp tent, and...
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    I don't think it will take that long. I'm...

    I don't think it will take that long. I'm thinking we'll start seeing some within the next two years. If the 2012 apocalyps happens it's not going to matter anyway hehe.
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    Most likely big industry will start producing...

    Most likely big industry will start producing cuben shelters and such, I mean the weight savings are incredible, why wouldn't they want to take a pound off their ultralight shelter? The issue is...
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    Sorry to hear about your grand father, my grand...

    Sorry to hear about your grand father, my grand father was my hero, and when he passed it was devastating.
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    I don't know why, but for some reason I'm loving...

    I don't know why, but for some reason I'm loving the channel ended hammocks I make better than the whipped ended hammocks I make. You might consider whipping the ends a couple of different ways to...
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    That's kinda what I was thinking as well. Plus I...

    That's kinda what I was thinking as well. Plus I think a patriotic backpack would be kinda cool.
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    Hey Ooomph! Glad you made it here. If you ever...

    Hey Ooomph! Glad you made it here. If you ever need any advice or help, just hit us up, here or alatrails!
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    I have a fleece cover for my pad, it makes a huge...

    I have a fleece cover for my pad, it makes a huge difference.
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    You are just over doing the insulation if you are sweating that bad. I've been using a pad for insulation for quite a while, and never had that issue. Oddly I live in and most of my hiking is done...
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    Quick answer, absolutely is can, weight will be...

    Quick answer, absolutely is can, weight will be comperable, but with experience it can offer every bit of the same type of protection as a comperable ground setup, and sometimes more.

    When it...
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    People that sleep good are always happier and...

    People that sleep good are always happier and nicer. Hammock Forums is the only forum I've ever been to where there isn't arguing and bullying every day. It's more rare on outdoors forums, but...
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    Old School Woodland Camo we used in the military...

    Old School Woodland Camo we used in the military when I was in is far from stealth when you are out in the woods, Once it fades out a year or so it starts to blend well.

    I remember in field...
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