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    You should probably just order the 600' roll....

    You should probably just order the 600' roll. Whoopies are addictive and nobody makes just one.
  2. Thread: Hang and Fish

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    I have done something exactly like that. If I can...

    I have done something exactly like that. If I can find the picks, I'll post them. If not, I'll get some next time out (shouldn't be too long).
  3. That looks like a very warm system. That is quite...

    That looks like a very warm system. That is quite a sleeping bag/top quilt.
  4. Thread: Monster Fly

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    No, after 12 weeks, numerous promises, different...

    No, after 12 weeks, numerous promises, different excuses, and no progress, I gave up and asked for a refund. That was processed promptly, but I never did get any explanation why the tarp couldn't be...
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    I can only speak for my experience with Mountain...

    I can only speak for my experience with Mountain Wilderness Gear, but I am over 10 weeks out, multiple missed ship date promises and still no tarp or expectation of getting one. I would certainly...
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    How likely will it be that the amsteel breaks...

    How likely will it be that the amsteel breaks down in the sheathing, but it can no longer be seen?
  7. Thread: Monster Fly

    by Alamosa
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    Just a heads up that Christmas may be a problem....

    Just a heads up that Christmas may be a problem. I am 7+ weeks out on my order so far.
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    It doesn't make sense for a bridge hammock. All...

    It doesn't make sense for a bridge hammock. All you would be doing is bringing the outer ends of the support triangles closer together. The result would be that the bridge would have more slack in it...
  9. So you are saying, one way or another, the day...

    So you are saying, one way or another, the day will end with some black and blue.
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    Beautiful country. Looked like a lot of fun....

    Beautiful country. Looked like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.
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    Nice job. Two thumbs up!

    Nice job. Two thumbs up!
  12. Glad everything is working well. You did hit on a...

    Glad everything is working well. You did hit on a very important item here. Being too warm early in the night and generating any sweat will certainly make one cold later in the night.
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    FS: I'll take it. Please send PP info.

    I'll take it. Please send PP info.
  14. Lot's of good advice given. One point to add is...

    Lot's of good advice given. One point to add is to be sure all your clothing is loose fitting. Any constriction will cut blood flow and cause extremities to feel cold. Doubling up clothes, socks,...
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    FS: #10. Noseeum Nettting, I'll take it.

    #10. Noseeum Nettting, I'll take it.
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    I believe this mimics the Tapatalk very well. ...

    I believe this mimics the Tapatalk very well.

    If you go to your profile and then edit the General Settings (on the left under My Account) you can set the Default Thread Subscription Mode to...
  17. Thread: Getting out

    by Alamosa
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    The easiest method is to throw your legs over the...

    The easiest method is to throw your legs over the side and sit up. Then begin walking backwards until the hammock lifts you up.
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    There is a default subscription setting in the...

    There is a default subscription setting in the General Area of your profile.
  19. Thread: Tenkara rods

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    FS: I'll take the Pro Line. PM me your paypal info.

    I'll take the Pro Line. PM me your paypal info.
  20. That might be the post of the year!

    That might be the post of the year!
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    Most the camps we have been to required troops to...

    Most the camps we have been to required troops to bring their own tents. I always set up a second tent to hold extra gear, change in, and to hang clothes/gear to dry.
  22. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Not sure that I am exactly picturing what you are...

    Not sure that I am exactly picturing what you are describing (sounds like a variation of a klemhiest knot). I have never had an issue with a line slipping off using my current pin system. Given the...
  23. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I use them every time I use my stand (probably...

    I use them every time I use my stand (probably 6-8 nights a year). I also made a set for my wife's girl scout program to provide a simple way to stake out their flag pole. It makes for very easy...
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    That looks like a fun trip in the making. Always...

    That looks like a fun trip in the making. Always enjoyed horse camping.
  25. Thread: Down

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    If you can also teach them to flap all night, you...

    If you can also teach them to flap all night, you may have solved the treeless hang as well. Now that is dual purposing. (maybe they can carry your pack too)
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    Welcome to another Montana hanger. Perhaps we...

    Welcome to another Montana hanger. Perhaps we will cross paths on a trail one day.
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    That suggests that when you originally hang the...

    That suggests that when you originally hang the hammock your suspension lines are at or near the recommended 30* angle. When you get in that angle is increasing way past 30* and the distance between...
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    FS: I'll take it. Can't have too many fly rods....

    I'll take it. Can't have too many fly rods. Please PM Paypal info.
  29. A beautiful picture of the Sand Dunes that you...

    A beautiful picture of the Sand Dunes that you may enjoy.
  30. The condition of the road always changes, but you...

    The condition of the road always changes, but you shouldn't have an issue with an Explorer (depending on the time of year). You don't need a lot of traction for the sand, more flotation. The issue...
  31. Love the Sand Dunes. Probably been there over 500...

    Love the Sand Dunes. Probably been there over 500 times. Never actually camped in the park though.

    Pinion Flats does not have a ton of trees and I doubt you will be able to hang from them. There...
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    With the level that hammock "floats" with that...

    With the level that hammock "floats" with that 80# girl on it, I don't think it would stand much of a chance holding me. Besides, who wants to float away during the night. I might never find my pack.
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    I originally put this pictures in the wrong...

    I originally put this pictures in the wrong thread. Oh well, I'll double up.

    Here are two variations of my stand in use. One as a single end with a tree and the other in a field with not a tree to...
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    Is there a limit to the number of entries? Here...

    Is there a limit to the number of entries? Here is one using a tensegrity stand a camporee. I have one of when I setup in a cattle loading shoot somewhere, if I can find it.
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    Here are two variations of my stand stand in use....

    Here are two variations of my stand stand in use. One as a single end with a tree and the other in a field with not a tree to be found.
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    Welcome, Nick. Your gear progression sounds...

    Welcome, Nick. Your gear progression sounds familiar.

    "This setup is perfect." Then immediately begin looking around, "how can I improve it?" :lol:
  37. If you feel like making out to the Rockies, we...

    If you feel like making out to the Rockies, we have Yellowstone, Glacier, and a myriad of forests and wilderness areas for hiking and camping. There is such a variety of terrain, adventure, and...
  38. WITHDRAWN: Ill take the Kodak Playsport zx5 camera

    Ill take the Kodak Playsport zx5 camera
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    I thought you had taken DIY to a whole new level...

    I thought you had taken DIY to a whole new level and made a wife! 😃

    The quilt looks good.
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    SOLD: I'll take it, per PM

    I'll take it, per PM
  41. Thread: Ripstop 1.9?

    by Alamosa
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    I don't think either of those are nylon or...

    I don't think either of those are nylon or polyester ripstop like you want for a camping hammock.
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    Are those bar-tacks going across the webbing? I...

    Are those bar-tacks going across the webbing? I wonder if the dynamic stretch of the webbing drives the type of stitch used. Any stitching going along the length of the webbing would be stretched...
  43. Thread: Ripstop 1.9?

    by Alamosa
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    The fabric in the picture looks like canvas...

    The fabric in the picture looks like canvas material to me - probably cotton. That would make it much heavier and probably not as strong as the "plasticly" feeling ripstop. It would likely rot out as...
  44. I am planning on setting this up so that I can...

    I am planning on setting this up so that I can use 1.25" conduit as the uprights. Notch the tops so that I can drop in a 1" cross bar. I will most likely need to extend the length with a connector to...
  45. If you use a top bar between the two posts, you...

    If you use a top bar between the two posts, you could use a much lighter pipe for the posts.
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    Although this sub-forum is setup to discuss...

    Although this sub-forum is setup to discuss Warbonnet's products and related topics, it is not controlled by Warbonnet and is not an official link to the company. Certainly an interesting discussion...
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    Thanks for sharing. That is a beautiful area....

    Thanks for sharing. That is a beautiful area. Based on the quilts in the closing shots, it looks you were really prepared for some cold weather.
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    I would have to say the biggest mistake I have...

    I would have to say the biggest mistake I have made would have to be buying all the DIY materials instead of just buying from the cottage vendors to begin with. Many dollars and hours later, I still...
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    It depends somewhat on the type of tarp you are...

    It depends somewhat on the type of tarp you are using and other conditions.

    For a simple hex tarp (summer), I definitely want the wind coming from the side so the tarp will block it. It is usually...
  50. Thread: Cinch Hook

    by Alamosa
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    Thanks Dutch, I assumed it was a lot easier for...

    Thanks Dutch, I assumed it was a lot easier for me to combine two pictures that for you to combine two completely different concepts. Always fun to see the discussion and innovations.
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