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    I'm in. Thanks for the give away.

    I'm in. Thanks for the give away.
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    I'm thinking wool. I just don't think down would...

    I'm thinking wool. I just don't think down would function in those conditions.
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    I'm in. Looks great.

    I'm in. Looks great.
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    I think the ability to save actual money doing...

    I think the ability to save actual money doing diy depends on your skills and how ambitious your project is and how picky you are about your finished product. I agree that time has a cost. What that...
  5. Thread: Free stuff!

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    Thanks for the offer. 3 1 2

    Thanks for the offer.
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  6. Thread: DRAWING: Buffs!

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    Would love to win. Put me in. Is it to soon to...

    Would love to win. Put me in. Is it to soon to send my SASE? :sly:
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    Roadrunnr72 beat me to it. Shouldn't cost you...

    Roadrunnr72 beat me to it. Shouldn't cost you much more to put together a turtledog stand. In fact the cheaper you can put one together the better. Show how simple and cheap a stand can be. You...
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    Marlin spike is how I already do my tent stakes...

    Marlin spike is how I already do my tent stakes so that idea on chopsticks makes perfect sense to me.
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    I'm in. Thanks and congrats to the winners.

    I'm in. Thanks and congrats to the winners.
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    Can you see a trend of what is selling? Was the...

    Can you see a trend of what is selling? Was the first batch half full length and half torso length? Inquiring minds want to know. OK I'm just being nosey. When I do finally get to order I know I...
  11. The best part was the ending. The only...

    The best part was the ending. The only disappointing part for me was that he used rope. Should have been able to duct tape that part as well.
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    OK the new and improved Knotty Not is way cool. ...

    OK the new and improved Knotty Not is way cool. Seems there are at least 2 setup options now. Can use it whoopie style or ucr style. I can't see any advantage for either in ease of set up as with...
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    You are providing a service I did not realize I...

    You are providing a service I did not realize I needed. I planned on a diy quilt eventually but using one of your shells will save me lots of effort any give me a better quality quilt than if I made...
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    Grizz thanks for the confirmation. I think I'll...

    Grizz thanks for the confirmation. I think I'll be hanging some time in Jan so now I need to make up a set of lines and decide what to use, Knotty Not or ring or something else. Most likely I will...
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    Just found and read the entire thread. Now I am...

    Just found and read the entire thread. Now I am contemplating swapping my whoopies for this set up. Most likely using carabiniers as I like hanging things from biners. Before reading this thread I...
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    Silly question. Is the primary difference (other...

    Silly question. Is the primary difference (other than material) the length that makes it a Brazilian?
  17. Browning Hill aka Browning Mountain aka Indiana's...

    Browning Hill aka Browning Mountain aka Indiana's Stonehenge.
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    I am not a pointy head. I do have a question...

    I am not a pointy head. I do have a question though regarding catenary and parabola curves as they apply to the hammock. If the hammock is made with a catenary curve will it not be a parabola once...
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    I love how my brain works. I tent camp with the...

    I love how my brain works. I tent camp with the family and sleep on a 6" thick inflatable mattress. Can you guess where my mind went?
  20. Thread: Bicycle Touring

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    How do you like the BoB trailer? I bought a...

    How do you like the BoB trailer? I bought a cheap 2 wheeled trailer and no matter what I have in it it feels like Im dragging an extra 50 lbs.
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    Thanks that is basically what I had in mind. ...

    Thanks that is basically what I had in mind. Pips has hers permanently installed where I was thinking something framed in with rope or webbing that would stick more with the portability theme. ...
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    Hmmm must have missed that one. In this thread...

    Hmmm must have missed that one. In this thread or another?
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    Thanks I love the way that folds up. I will most...

    Thanks I love the way that folds up. I will most certainly have to copy that idea.

    My only other thought on improvements would be with the spread limiter. Instead of just a rope or line why not...
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    Has anyone been doing any thinking about a winter...

    Has anyone been doing any thinking about a winter setup for this stand? I have some ideas but nothing I can play with as I still have not built my stand yet and my sons stand is intended to be more...
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    That is sweet. Are those 2x4? I like how you...

    That is sweet. Are those 2x4? I like how you made the 3rd leg shorter to tuck under the hinge when folded. I also really like your loops on the end of the pole. I really like that a lot. I may...
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    Finally built one for my sons room. Made his...

    Finally built one for my sons room. Made his tablecloth hammock a few weeks ago. Bought the 6 2x2 today at Menards. I lashed the 6' 2x2 instead of using the hinge only because I am cheap and had...
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    Pete you can not compare the height tied to a...

    Pete you can not compare the height tied to a tree to the height tied to a stand. On the stand you can have an extremely short suspension. When tying to trees you have to adjust the height based on...
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    I have no idea what this hammock normally sells...

    I have no idea what this hammock normally sells for but here is link to the deal Tryinhard is talking about.
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    bdaabad if you go back to justjeffs page and...

    bdaabad if you go back to justjeffs page and follow his instruction on how to tie the gather with rope rather than a zip tie it works great. You just have to make sure you get it real tight. I did...
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    WV the real question is has anyone not done the...

    WV the real question is has anyone not done the mod in both ends. When I do try it I plan on only doing the mod on the foot end only but from what recall pretty much everyone has done both ends.
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    Mad777 I may have missed it but I dont think...

    Mad777 I may have missed it but I dont think anyone has actually tested the theory that you can reduce your hammock length and keep the same lay. (or better) I am interested to see if anyone...
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    Just did a quick measurement and an attempt at...

    Just did a quick measurement and an attempt at math. On my bridge hammock the spreader bars are 29" and the amsteel lines creating the triangle are 23.5" each. If my brain is working right then...
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    I can not agree to this as I have never camped on...

    I can not agree to this as I have never camped on the ground under a tarp. Of course I still use a tent when camping with the family but on my own its a hammock for me.
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    I know I have no shot in the dash but I may give...

    I know I have no shot in the dash but I may give the long throw a try. I have the whoopies for it if only I was tall enough to reach high enough in the tree to use the full extent of my whoopies.
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    I had bought a cheap hammock in a yard sale. ...

    I had bought a cheap hammock in a yard sale. Thought it was cool but never considered camping in it. Then searching youtube I found...... Nope it was Tinny. Through his videos I discovered Shug...
  36. Thread: Tree Protection

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    If I had to guess these are places that do not...

    If I had to guess these are places that do not allow you to tie anything to the trees. The webbing damage is likely a perception rather than actual physical damage caused by the tree straps. I am...
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    Has anyone tried to attach a bar in the same...

    Has anyone tried to attach a bar in the same manner as a bridge hammock. Seems like everyone is trying to re invent the wheel. This video by opie shows what I mean. By the way I am 99% sure the...
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    Thank you Pipsissewa. I am not good at all about...

    Thank you Pipsissewa. I am not good at all about searching for and finding threads. I appreciate you posting a link. I have another project to try. :) Now I must get back to reading more of that...
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    Funny thing is I did 2 methods of whipping...

    Funny thing is I did 2 methods of whipping assuming I would like one better than the other and would change it so both ends match. The odd thing is I preferred one end for my head and the other for...
  40. Thread: Tree Protection

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    Interesting topic. There is not even a ...

    Interesting topic. There is not even a consensus on this forum that tree huggers are needed instead of rope. Not sure you will convince many that they need additional protection beyond their tree...
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    Its all about options. I actually triple sewed...

    Its all about options. I actually triple sewed each channel because I also wanted the option to just put the whoopie directly through the channel and hang it if I wanted. If you watch knotty's...
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    Bradley I would have to assume that the stand has...

    Bradley I would have to assume that the stand has guy wires securing it. Cant see any other way they could claim it to be portable.
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    Can you imagine riding out a storm with high...

    Can you imagine riding out a storm with high winds in one of these things. That would be one wild ride.
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    Got my tablecloth the other day and today I made...

    Got my tablecloth the other day and today I made it into a hammock. My son wanted Maroon. Burgundy it is. This being my first DIY hammock I sewed a channel on both ends but I only used the channel...
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    Thanks. I just hope Paul feels the same way. I...

    Thanks. I just hope Paul feels the same way. I can use another hammock.
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    The dual turtledog is awesome. Way to mod it.

    The dual turtledog is awesome. Way to mod it.
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    How about 1. I cant DIY so I bought this from...

    How about

    1. I cant DIY so I bought this from AHE Lg/Sm

    2. Taffy Lg/Sm

    3. Wrinkle in Time Lg/Sm (not sure I dont think I stole this one)
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    Ok I think I am going to have to try this stand...

    Ok I think I am going to have to try this stand in the next few weeks. Not sure what materials I will use though. It will be fore my 14 yr old son who wants to try ditching the bed for a hammock. ...
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    Hello Pete. I just ordered the 60 x whatever it...

    Hello Pete. I just ordered the 60 x whatever it was to make my first diy hammock. Seems like the simplest solution. This one will be for my 14 yr old son. Will be his first hammock but the 3rd in...
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    Chug did you have a pole running from the tripod...

    Chug did you have a pole running from the tripod to the post? I cant see one in the pic. If there was not one then that would explain the failure. If there is then I would just say that 3/4 in...
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