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    Great to see more Canadian vendors coming online....

    Great to see more Canadian vendors coming online. I even like your name :)
  2. Thread: Bug Sock help

    by Hogwash
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    I don’t think it is necessarily entirely your...

    I don’t think it is necessarily entirely your height. I am 6’2” and found it to be disagreeable pulling the sock up and over. I bought a zipper from dutchware and sewed it into the side. If you...
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    The ember 2 was my first UQ, i have subsequently...

    The ember 2 was my first UQ, i have subsequently bought a lovely cold weather UGQ. Still I would like to use the ember 2 during warmer weather but it sure would be nice if I could improve the...
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    When I'm splicing zing it/lash it, I use a 12...

    When I'm splicing zing it/lash it, I use a 12 inch wire leader (fishing leader) folded in half. Works like a charm.
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    Excellent, just what i wanted to hear. It would...

    Excellent, just what i wanted to hear. It would make sense since the thread shouldn't be carrying any of the load, just preventing movement. Perhaps I will try regular thread on some of my own...
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    Stitching continuous loops

    So I have been whipping up a couple of hammocks lately, and I made some continuous loops to go along with them. I made them according to Opie's excellent tutorial. I noticed that with all of my...
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    Possibly a bit more like the cat's pyjamas...

    Possibly a bit more like the cat's pyjamas then...assuming cats make pyjamas out of their vanquished prey.

    Every time this thread gets a bump i have to check if its the big reveal.

    I have to...
  8. Thread: UGQ or HG?

    by Hogwash
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    I will start with the obligatory, both are great...

    I will start with the obligatory, both are great choices as are many of the other cottage vendors on hammock forums.

    I had a similar conundrum, and i chose UGQ because I can be a bit of a restless...
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    Sorry, i might have missed it, but i read your...

    Sorry, i might have missed it, but i read your post twice. Were you wearing anything on your head?

    I find that can make all the difference for me, especially with all of the other bases covered...
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    I use dutch made fronkey treated with permethrin,...

    I use dutch made fronkey treated with permethrin, and i love it.

    I find that i don't need to do up the bottom particularly tightly to keep mosquitos or blackflies out which is nice. Yellow...
  11. When using with the double whoopie hooks is the...

    When using with the double whoopie hooks is the smaller diameter spreader sturdy enough, or is the larger recommended?
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    Poll: Personally, i find them useful on other forums...

    Personally, i find them useful on other forums that I visit.

    The one downside is that it is quite easy to forget that the thread you are viewing has potentially not been active for quite some time...
  13. Thread: Dutch Biners

    by Hogwash
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    As a Canadian, I consider it an obligation to...

    As a Canadian, I consider it an obligation to attempt to keep Dutch depleted. If too many Americans get their hands on Dutchware, they will have no need to fear sleeping in the mosquito and moose...
  14. My 11 foot polyd, fronky net and suspension all...

    My 11 foot polyd, fronky net and suspension all fit inside the standard dutch sack. I am going to start stowing my suspension somewhere else as it is starting to collect a little tree goo tho.
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    Unless i'm mistaken, I don't think Mark was...

    Unless i'm mistaken, I don't think Mark was looking to hang his hammock, just erect his tarp.

    A parking lot will have a lot of challenges, including nowhere to drive stakes and the bases of poles...
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    I've spent 3 nights with the ember 2. It is...

    I've spent 3 nights with the ember 2.

    It is fairly thin seems to work okayish down to the low 50s. One night it went to 44 and the cold woke me up. That was with a zero degree big agnes sleeping...
  17. Thread: Hexon 1.6?

    by Hogwash
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    I went with the blue as well, but i ordered the...

    I went with the blue as well, but i ordered the fabric instead of a premade hammock because i wanted to do some experimenting with whipping. I also was thinking this stuff would work great with the...
  18. Thread: Hexon 1.6?

    by Hogwash
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    Hexon 1.6?

    So i've been lurking a bit on your website waiting for grey argon to come back into stock, and stumbled across this fabric.

    I'll assume this this a fabric and not the protein found in the cell...
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    LOL, i had to google it and sure enough... ...

    LOL, i had to google it and sure enough...



    I consider my self a bit more involved than just a recreational cyclist, but i theres yet another reason i wont be making the jump to pro anytime...
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    I tried to save money on my underquilt by buying...

    I tried to save money on my underquilt by buying the eno ember 2 from REI for 80 bucks. Total waste, should have gone with one of the 'mom and pops' in the first place because that's where I ended...
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    Just out of curiosity, how exactly do you deal...

    Just out of curiosity, how exactly do you deal with the 3 am call of nature?
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    I would be lying if i said i didn't feel a little...

    I would be lying if i said i didn't feel a little sad when i take a 12 year old car to the wrecker or dispose of a long serving piece of furniture. Funny how that is.

    I'm sorry the hammock is off...
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    I'm afraid I can't provide much help as I'm a...

    I'm afraid I can't provide much help as I'm a pretty new hanger myself, but I would like to commiserate with you on the Canadian dollar being in a crater right now. My 600 UGQ order became 800 and...
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    Here are pictures of the damage and the first...

    Here are pictures of the damage and the first lousy repair.

    Hopefully tomorrow there will be a better looking repair on there...

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    Ugh i feel your pain. I was just putting the...

    Ugh i feel your pain. I was just putting the last few stitches in a silpoly tarp with absolutely no major mishaps, when i caught an edge of the tarp on the thread cutter on the sewing machine.
    ...
  26. Thread: Thread Problem

    by Hogwash
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    I know the problem is resolved, but just in case...

    I know the problem is resolved, but just in case someone else stumbles across this thread with a similar problem, this happened to me when i put the bobbin in backwards (thread unspooling right...
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    Funny, I'm in the middle of rewatching firefly...

    Funny, I'm in the middle of rewatching firefly too.
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