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    I run 18" into the channel, and secure one end...

    I run 18" into the channel, and secure one end with bartack. pull other end to 24" and bartack. Gives me 6" of tension on cord, enough to keep out the flop. Have both sides down about 18" from the...
  2. Loving Dutchwares dehydrated water, now base gear...

    Loving Dutchwares dehydrated water, now base gear weight is total weight!
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    Bought one for 55 at bargain hunt in Lexington,...

    Bought one for 55 at bargain hunt in Lexington, but you can find much cheaper than 130. good strong machine!
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    This one will happen to you guys at one time or...

    This one will happen to you guys at one time or another in your future, get ready to laugh! Midnite run to a nearby downhill tree, relieve internal pressure, head back to hammock. Of course with...
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    Sprint you have on most of the ridges, last...

    Sprint you have on most of the ridges, last weekend couldn't go to Auxier area due to the forest fire. Stay out of the valleys about now, youll stay warmer. Some pretty nice campsites on south side...
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    For a couple of hammocks I did the W whipping, on...

    For a couple of hammocks I did the W whipping, on the foot end only. Broke the width into 4 sections, and deeper cut into inner corners by 6 inches. This seemed to create a shape I will loosely...
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    I have the 23, its a solid good machine. ...

    I have the 23, its a solid good machine. Lighting is no good, fixed me up an LED flashlight to supplement. I don't use the needle threader but love the stitch combinations.
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    Looks like the house hunters Saturday are taking...

    Looks like the house hunters Saturday are taking the bait, might be a little before some spare machine time but I got you on the possibles list!
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    Great time out, I enjoyed the fellowship Friday...

    Great time out, I enjoyed the fellowship Friday Night! Looking forward to some more, wish I could have hit the trails there Saturday. With all the pines and maples creakin and crackin Saturday...
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    Welcome all from Lexington!

    Welcome all from Lexington!
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    As of now, looks like Friday night I will be able...

    As of now, looks like Friday night I will be able to come out. Got to leave Saturday night, but lookin forward to some hang time!
  12. Thread: Dutch's elves

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    Whats a Bieber?

    Whats a Bieber?
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    FS: Local KY, Portable (Kinda) Hammock Stand

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGplOvin4Dk
    Reducing inventory... need to let er go, but still got my Turtledog. This one folds fairly easy, and no centerline bar to bust your back. Letting it go...
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    That is correct sir. And those 2 campsites are...

    That is correct sir. And those 2 campsites are awesome, but the path to them is a little screwed up (4 foot tall pine trees lol).
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    BigE, Outrageous Maps has a good Topo set for...

    BigE, Outrageous Maps has a good Topo set for RRG, cant go wrong with that one.
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    Degenerative Disc Disease L4-5-6, cant sleep on...

    Degenerative Disc Disease L4-5-6, cant sleep on the ground for more than 3 hours before heavy pain... that diagonal lay with a gentle curve, most times I sleep about 8-9 hours, and wake very...
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    Just put in for Vacay that weekend... hoping to...

    Just put in for Vacay that weekend... hoping to get into this trip.
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    You're a tool dude. Anyone can install a...

    You're a tool dude. Anyone can install a carburetor on a car, but to get it to run right takes a tool guy, that understands a machine, and how to optimize it. A thread Injector is a sewing MACHINE....
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    Welcome to the forums... I'm in Lexington also. ...

    Welcome to the forums... I'm in Lexington also. RRG absolutely rocks, lots of hangers in the area.
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    Well, this is awesome! Count me in!

    Well, this is awesome! Count me in!
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    Go Big Blue.... Lexington Hanger here also! ...

    Go Big Blue.... Lexington Hanger here also! Welcome!
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=26489&d=1315763188
    The tarp is awesome for multiples!
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    Let er grow, Boston.

    Let er grow, Boston.
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    "He hikes with a freakin wolf".... LOL

    "He hikes with a freakin wolf".... LOL
  25. Thread: Frankfort ky

    by Aardvark
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    Halo from Lexington. Welcome!

    Halo from Lexington. Welcome!
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    Looks Gold and White to me, probably defective. ...

    Looks Gold and White to me, probably defective. You can just send it to me!
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    Hello from Lexington! Love the RRG, awesome for...

    Hello from Lexington! Love the RRG, awesome for backcountry. There is a hang there weekend of 3/14 with a group here, look up funky pig hang!

    Hansons point, Staircase, along the Sheltowee, you...
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    Binder clips of various sizes to hold material,...

    Binder clips of various sizes to hold material, find them in Staples pretty cheap, cheaper at Dollar General.

    Taped small magnet to Sewing Machine (around non-moving motor or mechanism area) to...
  29. Looks like I am able to get to this one.... but...

    Looks like I am able to get to this one.... but will need to come out after work Friday afternoon. Where should I expect to find everyone?
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    Fabulous catch! Singer 4423

    Bargain Hunt Store, Don't know if you have one in your area, last night scored a new in box Singer HD 4423 for $65! Best Walmart price, $139. Check your area, all the Sewing Machines 30% off.
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    Not sure how he has gathered the ends, and if it...

    Not sure how he has gathered the ends, and if it is truly rectangle or trapezoid for hammock body. Best way to determine if possible, reverse your lay and see if it gives you same comfort level...
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    Welcome to HF from Lexington. Many a low-cost...

    Welcome to HF from Lexington. Many a low-cost method for insulation and tarps here, need to know if you are going light weight or not so long a hike + car camping.
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    Hola from Lexington!

    Hola from Lexington!
  34. Thread: Sticker Shock

    by Aardvark
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    You can get thru this addiction on the cheap...

    You can get thru this addiction on the cheap starting out. A lot of the high cost runs are for people needing to make quick decisions based on activities.... if you are a long distance hiker, you...
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    I'm a Quality Engineer at a vehicle manufacturing...

    I'm a Quality Engineer at a vehicle manufacturing plant. The pindle points for roof racks are usually either inserts that are glued into the Mohican channel (weld line/groove between side body and...
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    My go to is the Warbonnet Mamajamba. Put...

    My go to is the Warbonnet Mamajamba. Put together some add on doors or a griz-beak, good to go. Very light also.
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    Welcome, also here in Lexington! Enjoy your...

    Welcome, also here in Lexington! Enjoy your hang, this site is invaluable for the wealth of info you are gonna get! My brother just got a SB Pro also (for Christmas), getting ready to mod the heck...
  38. Thread: DIY Heaven

    by Aardvark
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    Got your Kross.... wheres the Ti?

    Got your Kross.... wheres the Ti?
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    3 of us were camping in Sippsi Wilderness in...

    3 of us were camping in Sippsi Wilderness in Alabama, one of the members on here was spread between 2 trees maybe 10 feet from me. We had checked all the trees pretty good, plenty of foliage and...
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    I have used a woobie in a pinch, and it was...

    I have used a woobie in a pinch, and it was mighty toasty. Heavy though.
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    Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Kentucky North...

    Tennessee
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    Alabama
    Kentucky
    North Carolina
    Virginia
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    Id love to make my first sil tarp, count me in...

    Id love to make my first sil tarp, count me in sir!
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    The Red River Gorge can be unforgiving if you are...

    The Red River Gorge can be unforgiving if you are not prepared for it. It is fairly well marked, this particular trail I showed you will give you your moneys worth in hiking features.... there is a...
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    Grays arch trailhead, Rough Trail all the way to...

    Grays arch trailhead, Rough Trail all the way to the Sheltowee, Koomer Ridge to Buck Trail, then pinch-em tight to the trailhead. Make sure you have some good topos, you will see a good bit of...
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    Made the list, I feel like I'm standing in the...

    Made the list, I feel like I'm standing in the company of Giants! I gotta say, I do like the Arc de Finn!
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    Juki 5550 Injector

    Hey folk,
    Got ahold of a Juki 5550 Industrial Machine, got a question on needles. Uses DBx1 needles, but there is a great deal of choice there. For doing tarp/hammock work, ripstop and silnylon,...
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    The washer does quiet it. It now has a pretty...

    The washer does quiet it. It now has a pretty soft hand to it, a little louder than my Noah tarp, but not noticeable.
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    Long term report now, the Redneck Ghost is still...

    Long term report now, the Redneck Ghost is still kicking. No issues with the tieouts that I made with tape and d rings, its been in some awful heavy storms. Still waterproof, no misting at all.
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    I think your best option, use the sleeping bag...

    I think your best option, use the sleeping bag normally, but have a wally world $10 pad underneath you. To get in the hammock properly, stand next to hammock with feet, legs, and rear in the bag,...
  50. I have punched holes in a pad (looked like a...

    I have punched holes in a pad (looked like a sieve), it was more flexible, and it did lose insulation, but that was a benefit. It also breathed better. Took forever, tho.
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