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    I broke down and bought one today, for a total of...

    I broke down and bought one today, for a total of 1 lb 9 oz weight, if it works out at $79 it can't be beat. The cheapest competition I can find is a 20* Kelty for $97 and it weighs 15 oz's more. ...
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    1. Good Underquilt or Pad (depending on the temps...

    1. Good Underquilt or Pad (depending on the temps your looking at)
    2. Good Top Quilt or Sleeping bag, appropriately rated for the temps your going into
    3. Big Winter Tarp with doors to cut the wind...
  3. Thread: Are pads warmer?

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    You could make your own UQ. Wilderness logics...

    You could make your own UQ. Wilderness logics has some 850 FP down for $6.75 an oz. For 16 oz of Down, about $108 plus the cost of fabric and sewing time, you could have a 0* UQ made from Downy...
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    I used 70* off a straight cut (20* on the 2x2). ...

    I used 70* off a straight cut (20* on the 2x2). The saw I used didn't cut past 45 either, so I cut a jig out of a 2x4 at a 45* angle and clamped that into place to use while I cut the top angles the...
  5. Thread: Rainfly Painting

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    nah, not a lot of art, I just want a small...

    nah, not a lot of art, I just want a small personal logo on one corner of the tarp. Honestly, I'd like that small logo on all the gear I make, well, that's big enough to take a logo that is, I don't...
  6. Thread: Rainfly Painting

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    I've been thinking on how to do this myself. The...

    I've been thinking on how to do this myself. The conclusion I came to, was that you really had only 2 colors you could use. White and Black, because silicone caulk is sold in those colors and after...
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    soon you'll be like all the rest of us. . ....

    soon you'll be like all the rest of us. . . looking for that next fix . . . er project to fix up I mean. . . now where did my tape measure go . . .

    ;) Welcome to the club. I started keeping a...
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    My new Turtledog stand all setup and geared up...

    My new Turtledog stand all setup and geared up after my sleep test last night with the UQ I made over Christmas. Got down to 32* according to the Wal-Mart themometer I used. Didn't really get cold...
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    Finished my Turtledog stand today. ...

    Finished my Turtledog stand today.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/5/9/0/0/2013-01-20_16-00-44_620.jpg

    Tonight I test my UQ with it. I'll post more pics of it with my 'hammock...
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    I wouldn't think that standard ripstop would be...

    I wouldn't think that standard ripstop would be waterproof.
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    I can't seem to find any decent outdoor type...

    I can't seem to find any decent outdoor type fabric at my walmart.
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    Assuming that both fabrics look similar and are...

    Assuming that both fabrics look similar and are the same weight.

    I think you do have enough for a winter sock. All total you have 240 square yards of material. The hammock sock pattern found...
  13. Love this. Grizz is genius. I'm wondering...

    Love this. Grizz is genius. I'm wondering though. Is there some reason you couldn't/shouldn't tie the diamond knot in the dynaglide?
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    Get a number 4 knitting needle and use that to...

    Get a number 4 knitting needle and use that to 'open up' the length of your bury. I couldn't get the bury started when I first tried splicing until I did that and tapered the ends. Both help with...
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    I prefer a heavier paper for plotting my patterns...

    I prefer a heavier paper for plotting my patterns on, something like a heavy news print, but where do you get your paper at? I can't seem to find any rolls of paper in my area.

    Love the idea...
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    Hello from Georgia Grew up in Oklahoma. In...

    Hello from Georgia

    Grew up in Oklahoma. In the big town of Durant. What part of Tulsa are you in? I've got a friend of mine in Glenn Pool and an aunt in Bixby. Lord the stories I have about...
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    Finished the stuff sack for my new UQ. Here it...

    Finished the stuff sack for my new UQ.

    Here it is all packed up. I am very happy with the way it all came out.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/5/9/0/0/2013-01-13_02-58-52_432.jpg...
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    So, after I had all the parts taped into place, I...

    So, after I had all the parts taped into place, I began pinning the no-see-um netting onto the ripstop.

    http://www.theblackfedora.com/picture/2012-12-29_18-03-16_231.jpg
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    For my Dynaglide, I use a No. 2 knitting needle...

    For my Dynaglide, I use a No. 2 knitting needle to open up the braid, by inserting the needle where I want the rope to exit, or an inch or so past the end of my bury, and exiting the rope where I...
  20. My Current quilt has 9 baffles. This is really...

    My Current quilt has 9 baffles. This is really more about planning for my TQ that I haven't built yet. I used Fronkey's method for the 9 baffle UQ and was thinking that there ought to be a better...
  21. Question for our Cottage Manufacturers. . . How do you stuff your down quilts?

    The title says it all. I'm wondering what methods our Cottage Manufacturer's use to stuff their down quilts. I figure those that make quilts have the most experience and I would guess the best...
  22. Ok, thanks. I understand now. I appreciate the...

    Ok, thanks. I understand now. I appreciate the photo's. I thought that was the case, but I wasn't sure.
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    You want the outside of each baffle to be longer...

    You want the outside of each baffle to be longer than the inside. This helps prevent compression of the Down when it is hung from the hammock. My suggestion is to match up each of the baffle walls...
  24. Can you post some pictures of how you attach this...

    Can you post some pictures of how you attach this to your hammock? Thanks for the help sarge.
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    +1 for Wilderness Logics and their service. ...

    +1 for Wilderness Logics and their service. Marty is great. Took great care of me when I ordered the supplies from him for the UQ I am currently making. He even packages some of it for me by the...
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    No comments yet, although I did have to clean up...

    No comments yet, although I did have to clean up the blue chalky mess :scared:

    I'm wondering what will be her reaction when I stuff the down in the guest bathroom. :eek::scared:



    I plan on...
  27. Thread: Hanging Indoors

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    I'd recommend either the Turtledog or Tutlelady...

    I'd recommend either the Turtledog or Tutlelady stand for an indoor hang. Either of those has the flexibility and doesn't pose a chance to damage your house (or your landlords if your a renter).
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    Me too. :D

    Me too. :D
  29. WoW! I didn't know anyone did that. Of course,...

    WoW! I didn't know anyone did that. Of course, I grew up in Oklahoma. Most of the Trees we had where I lived were at most 25' tall.

    What kind of equipment do you use to climb trees?
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    At 7'5", according to some of my readings about...

    At 7'5", according to some of my readings about building your own hammock, your hammock should be at least your height plus 2' between the knots. (Source found here) At 7'4" that means the shortest...
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    I know that hanging has caught on in my district....

    I know that hanging has caught on in my district. Myself, and three other adult members of my District Committee are hangers, a fourth (my Boy Scout Activities Chair) will be joining us. It's...
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    Finally Started

    Ok, started making the UQ in earnest today. My goal for today was to get all the material cut before I had to stop for dinner. I did that and then some.

    First, let me say I learned a few lessons...
  33. Really Cheap DIY Hammock. . . ammusing video

    Check out the video. The uses some people will find for Duct Tape. :D

    Q55CoehL-84
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    Well, your not dead yet. :scared: Guess that...

    Well, your not dead yet. :scared:

    Guess that means they are safe enough, least for a few nights.

    Thanks. I guess I need to steal the wife's brulee torch. . . er I mean . . . I need to go to...
  35. Thread: REI garage sale

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    Maybe I'll see you there. I'll be the one with...

    Maybe I'll see you there. I'll be the one with bags under his eyes cause I got up at 5:30 AM to leave by 6:30 AM to arrive by 8:00 AM so I could be in the door close to quick at 9:00 AM. ...
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    I've started measuring and cutting. Pictures to...

    I've started measuring and cutting. Pictures to come.

    I did have a question though, how much 850 FP down would you put into a draft collor for a 48" wide UQ? How big would you make the draft...
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    Might work if you used 6 'clip on' quilt hooks. ...

    Might work if you used 6 'clip on' quilt hooks. That would probably give you the flexibility your looking for. My only concern with this would be whether or not they can hold the weight of a UQ on...
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    Sounds great. Please let me know how you cut and...

    Sounds great. Please let me know how you cut and bend it. Thanks.
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    Now that I see it, your right, very nice indeed....

    Now that I see it, your right, very nice indeed.

    Just pass the tail end of your suspension through the eye. Tie a stopper knot in the end to keep it from falling off. Then its just the one short...
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    Take the second one, put two opposing 90* bends...

    Take the second one, put two opposing 90* bends in it, and with a string tied or spliced on between them, it would be perfect.
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    The gain comes in that you can use much shorter...

    The gain comes in that you can use much shorter line for the same hang distance. 6' Whoopies use 12' of line. For a 6' adjustable setup like this you could get away with using something probably as...
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    hmmm. . . been thinking about the Knotty Not,...

    hmmm. . . been thinking about the Knotty Not, mostly cause I like the Idea of a UL SRS solution. What about tying a light weight piece of string in the crooks to 'close' the loop on the Knotty Not. ...
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    Well done sir. I like your style.

    Well done sir. I like your style.
  44. You can tie a piece of pack towel to your...

    You can tie a piece of pack towel to your whoopies, as a drip line. Anything to interrupt the steady flow of the water down from the line exposed to the rain to your hammock should suffice.

    The...
  45. Thread: REI garage sale

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    Excellent deal. Well done sir. Wish the REI...

    Excellent deal. Well done sir.

    Wish the REI was closer. The nearest one is 65 miles away. Through Atlanta traffic (read: not fun). I'll have to see if/when they are having their garage sale. ...
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    "I'm in" Thank you for your generosity.

    "I'm in"

    Thank you for your generosity.
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    Sweet. I'm in. Merry Christmas and Happy New...

    Sweet. I'm in.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from Athens,...

    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from Athens, GA. May the weather when you are traveling always be pleasant and may you and your family stay safe this holiday season.
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    Nice. Definitely love the 'retro' :D

    Nice. Definitely love the 'retro' :D
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    Singer is a great brand, and an excellent choice...

    Singer is a great brand, and an excellent choice for a first machine. However, when I worked in the Theater Department's Costume Shop, the best sewing machine we had was a Bernina. Absolute perfect...
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