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  1. Econfina Creek section and Rattlesnake Lake in...

    Econfina Creek section and Rattlesnake Lake in particular is an excellent place to host a hang. I've done it many times with and without my scout troop. I've made the best trail maps available of...
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    Both are excellent ideas! Thanks.

    Both are excellent ideas! Thanks.
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    Many thanks Pan. I shared this with my scouts and...

    Many thanks Pan. I shared this with my scouts and leaders tonight.
  4. Enjoyed your video, nice job!

    Enjoyed your video, nice job!
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    Nice Dutch, might have to get me some Fleaz. ...

    Nice Dutch, might have to get me some Fleaz.

    BTW, I have not locked down on the Tarp Flyz in 2 years. I just run the cord (Yellow Zing-It, I believe) through both eyes and it has held in place...
  6. You become wiser with every night spent hanging....

    You become wiser with every night spent hanging. Back yard testing is a critical part of the process!
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    The ridgeline is there just for convenience and...

    The ridgeline is there just for convenience and has nothing to do with the loop.
    The measurements are the same that Grizz detailed in his video tutorial, 9" for the soft shackle plus 30" (approx....
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    Thanks Grizz. My guess is that slippage is more...

    Thanks Grizz. My guess is that slippage is more likely to occur without a load or during loading. Once loaded it should be more stable, but the locked brummel loop would insure the stability.
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    I consider all of my DIY stuff top of the line, I...

    I consider all of my DIY stuff top of the line, I just didn't pay top of the line prices (just messing with you Olddog, nothing intended). Welcome Nooma, I qualify as a Gulf Coaster from Panama City.
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    Both are 76" long. The camo spreader is 36" at...

    Both are 76" long. The camo spreader is 36" at the head and 26" at the foot, the olive is 36" on both ends. Material for the olive hammock was cut at 54" wide while the camo hammock tapers to 46" at...
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    Olive Green Bridge Hammock with Dutch Speed Hooks

    Here's some pics of the new olive green bridge hammock with Dutch speed hooks with detail pictures for each connection....
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    I made an olive green bridge with both ends at...

    I made an olive green bridge with both ends at 36" this week and tested it in the back yard last night. Temps into to the mid 40's and I slept fine with no tippiness.
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    I think what he did was just remove the back...

    I think what he did was just remove the back splice instead of cutting it out. Don't have mine yet but what I've read says to thread it then do a back splice because the hole is not big enough for...
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    Thanks Dutch. I've been dialed in for a while...

    Thanks Dutch. I've been dialed in for a while with my rig and happy. I've still looked in occasionally but decided it was time to get back and see what's new. I'm excited about the speed hook and...
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    Bouncing

    I doubt that bouncing is something most serious hangers do with their hammock. Not saying you're not a serious hanger but it sounds more like something the kids might do in the backyard... and I...
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    I just made a traingle suspension for a new...

    I just made a traingle suspension for a new hammock and put a locked brummel loop at the apex of the triangle.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/9/1/img_20141101_181416_839_thumb.jpg
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    Desert Camo Bridge Hammock

    Thanks to Griz's wonderful tutorials I had to make a bridge hammock. I already had the material to make a desert camo version. I had been working on it and was so close to finishing before going to...
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    I tried to add this pic too but it kept timing...

    I tried to add this pic too but it kept timing out. I had to resize. I should have done that with them all because I think they're too big in the gallery....
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    Inside vs. Outside Material Sizes

    Different sizes for the inside and outside would dramatically increase the difficulty of construction. You wouldn't be able to use sewn-through baffles because the outside material would have to be...
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    Homemade Down Pants

    Homemade Down Pants

    I’ve been wanting some down pants for a while now but just didn’t want to come up with the money for them. I had a good stock pile of dollar bin material from WalMart I found...
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    From what I've seen most of the commercial down...

    From what I've seen most of the commercial down pants use a light material throughout. I will use a sit pad or something similar. My material is a dark olive, tight 1.1 ounce DWR, same as I used...
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    Making Down Pants

    Has anyone made any down pants?

    I've got leftover down and material from a few years ago when I made my RMS Clone UQ so I finally decided to try making some down pants. I found some instructions...
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    Sticky: I've had a few difficult ones too. My guess is...

    I've had a few difficult ones too. My guess is that while tunneling through the inside of the cord I may have accidentally threaded through a few strands and not stayed completely in the center. ...
  24. Sounds like a great idea. I'll have to get out...

    Sounds like a great idea. I'll have to get out and do some hanging. I may be at a Marianna Caverns SP with my scout troop in a couple weeks. I'll have to check in on this.
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome from another Floridian. Great bunch of...

    Welcome from another Floridian. Great bunch of people here.
  27. Thread: Tarp Flyz

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    Sweeeet! I can't wait but I'll just have too. I...

    Sweeeet! I can't wait but I'll just have too. I need a couple of pairs.
  28. Thread: Tarp Flyz

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    Wow, those look great. I just saw them for the...

    Wow, those look great. I just saw them for the first time and now I need 2 pair. When, and if, you make more I'd love to get some...purchase...trade...whatever it takes. I love going on scout...
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    I put 2 or 3 stitches right up against the clip...

    I put 2 or 3 stitches right up against the clip as suggested and have never had any kind of problem; they're not going anywhere and can only get lost if I also lose the ~6' of strap that they're...
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    You're now officially one of those...crazy...

    You're now officially one of those...crazy hammock persons. It comes with the territory.
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    The "Aerie".

    The "Aerie".
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    Sorry, never heard of them. Kinda expensive too.

    Sorry, never heard of them. Kinda expensive too.
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    I agree with CK1 on most points of difference. ...

    I agree with CK1 on most points of difference. My Vario has full seam welding, screws are on the side instead of the top of the bottom bar, the paint is glossier and I think darker, and has hard...
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    I get a little leary with some of those sites...

    I get a little leary with some of those sites that seem to have everything at considerable less cost than most other sites. Contacting them can sometimes be quite difficult. I first ordered my...
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    I did have several people stop by and check it...

    I did have several people stop by and check it out. No one asked to try it out...and I really wasn't offering, either. I did promote it and try to answer any questions.



    I purchased them from...
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    If the job comes through that I am after I may...

    If the job comes through that I am after I may try to make it up the Gorge for the week. If so, I'll have to find a good campground to set up my 5th Wheel for my wife to stay in. I'll keep up with...
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    Here's the picture of my hammock on the Vario...

    Here's the picture of my hammock on the Vario Stand with a hanging bucket acting as a counterweight to keep the tarp tight.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/9/1/p4100028_thumb.jpg
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    UI have one and it is quite sturdy. The steel is...

    UI have one and it is quite sturdy. The steel is about 1/8" thickd so it's not that cheap thin wall steel. I've had it outside in the weather for a time with no signs of any rust development. I...
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    I have one and it is quite sturdy. The steel is...

    I have one and it is quite sturdy. The steel is about 1/8" Thucydides so it's not that cheap thin wall steel. I've had it outside in the waether for a time with no signs of any rust development. I...
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    All that is true. If it is equipment the Council...

    All that is true. If it is equipment the Council will not use then it is surplus and sold. IMO, the Jamboree participants should have first option to purchase surplus equipment.

    That being said,...
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    The goofing around scene impersonation of the...

    The goofing around scene impersonation of the Rainbow Guy was too funny. I cracked up, thanks.:lol:
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    Great trip report Jeff, thanks. Loved the...

    Great trip report Jeff, thanks. Loved the pictures too even if they were a little fuzzy, not bad though.
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    The innovation from over a century ago is...

    The innovation from over a century ago is amazing. I've thought of something very similar myself.
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    I don't know about aboard ship but we sent some...

    I don't know about aboard ship but we sent some guys down there last summer and one leader used his hammock on the Island Adventure.
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    It's been a long time since I scored any fabric...

    It's been a long time since I scored any fabric from Wally World. My best score was about 12-15 yards of light gray Sil of which I made my SWT Clone. Also scored some silvery gray 1.1 DWR Ripstop...
  46. Thread: The Ogee Tarp

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    Interesting setups, keep 'em coming.

    Interesting setups, keep 'em coming.
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    There is going to be a lot of stress on the...

    There is going to be a lot of stress on the pockets. I first Tyvek Jerry Chair did tear out at the pockets. When first sitting down on it make sure the material is not pulled too tight and that...
  48. Thread: Dumb question

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    Welcome peanut. But wow, this could get...

    Welcome peanut. But wow, this could get confusing. We now have a "peanut" and a "peanuts" on this site.

    Spend some time and search and read this site. There's a tremendous amount of great info...
  49. Thread: In the "Buff"

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    Ninja Buff

    Hmmm, the first pic is not one of those described on the wrapper. But if it's not already named it shoud be "The Ninja". Is that one buff or two?
  50. [QUOTE=CapitalBill;247610]:blush: I was also...

    [QUOTE=CapitalBill;247610]:blush:


    I was also a bit worried when I pulled my HF Buffs out of the box and felt how hard and crinkly they were. I was wondering if they were heavily starched or...
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