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  1. FS: I just moved and have them packed in storage. I...

    I just moved and have them packed in storage. I will see if I can find the right box later this week if you're willing to wait.
  2. The longer hammocks like the LO make for a...

    The longer hammocks like the LO make for a flatter lay and would likely be a good choice. That said, I'm a side sleeper that has never been able to sleep on my side in a hammock. I find myself...
  3. FS: Sorry Brokentree, not sure what Morder is? I had...

    Sorry Brokentree, not sure what Morder is? I had two pair of boots for sale. Limmers are gone. Merrill's still available.
  4. FS: Merrills still available. Heading to EBay soon....

    Merrills still available. Heading to EBay soon. Get em while you can.
  5. FS: Merrell Wilderness still for sale. Found insole....

    Merrell Wilderness still for sale. Found insole. These are tough Norwegian welt boots that are hard to find these days. Will consider trades.
  6. FS: Limmers sold to VinceinVA. Merrell Wilderness...

    Limmers sold to VinceinVA. Merrell Wilderness still available. For anyone interested, note that the Merrells seem to run a bit large to accommodate thicker or multiple pair of socks. The feel like at...
  7. FS: Classic Boots - Limmer & Merrell - Size 11.

    Two classic sets of all leather vibram hiking boots in size 11M.

    The Limmer "Lightweights" need no introduction. These have only been worn about a dozen miles. No where near broken in. An extra...
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    MrX, look forward to seeing your set up in...

    MrX, look forward to seeing your set up in action. Most of us that are WL fans will likely end up with multiple pieces from him.
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    What Gunner76 said. You're gonna want a stuff...

    What Gunner76 said. You're gonna want a stuff sack for it anyway. By the time you get that perfected you'll be ready. Rolled hems on slick nylon are a challenge for us new thread injectors. For the...
  10. Thread: WOW!

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    True, awesome turn around times, but you live so...

    True, awesome turn around times, but you live so close, I'm surprised Marty wasn't sitting on your porch Mountain Dew in one hand and your package in the other. (No pun intended.:lol:)
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    I haven't used the big tarps with door options. I...

    I haven't used the big tarps with door options. I also canoe/kayak camp in the SE but only in warm weather. For me that means that I may need to make a quick set-up on a river bank to escape a storm...
  12. Thread: Done With It

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    Interesting post. When I got into using tarps it...

    Interesting post. When I got into using tarps it was to simplify my set-up and lighten my load. I thought using a hammock would be a natural extension of that adn my first night I got the best...
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    It's a great first project. Word of advise: Don't...

    It's a great first project. Word of advise: Don't do like I've done TWICE and sew the short channels first only to have to pull it apart and start over. Hemming the long edges comes first or else you...
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    Sounds like you got your problem resolved. I have...

    Sounds like you got your problem resolved. I have a new fangled Brother with automatic tensioning, etc. and was still getting a couple of occasional loops on the back at the start of my stitching....
  15. What these guys said: Longer (11'+) is flatter,...

    What these guys said: Longer (11'+) is flatter, Wider (60"+) will give you more room. I would think 2 layers of 1.9 RS Nylon would cover you for weight.
    Why not do some prototyping with the a 156"...
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    I used a poly tablecloth from Wallyworld to make...

    I used a poly tablecloth from Wallyworld to make my first new-sew DIY hammock prototype. It worked OK, and the kids have had a ball in it, but the material is nothing like the silky taffeta that I...
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    I've looked at and been tempted to cut my BA...

    I've looked at and been tempted to cut my BA Horsethief down to make it a TQ but so far haven't had the cajones to take the knife to what is a near perfect piece of kit. I would likely be better off...
  18. BTW: The Minus 33 Merino is good stuff for the...

    BTW: The Minus 33 Merino is good stuff for the price. It will still make great dual use gear as sleep wear and baselayer. I even wear my 1/4 zip mid-weight as a light sweater over dress shirts for...
  19. Warming Trend

    I suspect that "pushing it" is an understatement. But there's a warming trend moving through our area so it's a good time to get out and test. I think you'll find it interesting how much insulation...
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    I ended up with a birdnest once only to find that...

    I ended up with a birdnest once only to find that I had some little pieces of thread and lint in the bobbin area and underneath the needle tray after having fabric jammed in the feed dogs.
    Had to...
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    I'm a bit confused by this. Not sure if you're...

    I'm a bit confused by this. Not sure if you're recommending Insulfleece for this project or not?
    My goal is a clean and simple TQ style quilt to take the chill off while cuddled on the couch or on...
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    Makes sense, I've heard the same negatives about...

    Makes sense, I've heard the same negatives about isultex as top layer. This is all about experimentation so I think I just look for some decent poly batting with about 1/2" loft and go from there....
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    Welcome to the addiction from a Triad hanger....

    Welcome to the addiction from a Triad hanger. We've got a lot of experienced hangers in this state and even some top cottage vendors. Look forward to meeting you down the line.
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    Does that mean I should also avoid insulbright...

    Does that mean I should also avoid insulbright for the same reasons?
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    Thanks, I may go with the IX method. Right now...

    Thanks, I may go with the IX method. Right now I'm thinking about getting some of their Poly batting (not sure which) and just running a stabilizing line of top stitches every foot or so. Tempted to...
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    Synthetic TQ on the Cheap?

    I found some satin bedsheets at a local thrift store at $2 a piece and am thinking of making some TQs as gifts to mainly be used in the car/house in place of a blanket or throw. My wife gets so much...
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    Thanks SVPorkchop, I used the Satin because it...

    Thanks SVPorkchop, I used the Satin because it seemed similar to what was used before and thought it would feel good and be lighter than Grosgrain. But, it looks like the original PL had a full 2" or...
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    Buttons

    You don't have to be an expert DIYer to cut the teeth off the zipper and add plastic snaps down all or part of the side. That would allow you to make it into a Topquilt or a buttoned bag for under...
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    PLTQ & Canvas Watch Strap

    I've got my mornings off this week so am spending some time with the new Thread Injector learning my chops.
    Thought I'd share some lesson's learned from these projects and ask a few questions from...
  30. Thread: First order.

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    Though I now have an UQ I still sometimes use a...

    Though I now have an UQ I still sometimes use a thin pad to supplement in extra cold or in place of the UQ in wet conditions or if I might need to go to ground. If you might use a pad some of the...
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    I think most of us use the insulation we have...

    I think most of us use the insulation we have until we find the need and $$$ to upgrade and are constantly tweaking our systems. It's part of the fun. I went the pretty typical route, (I think,) of...
  32. Thread: Big Agnes

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    Same here except with a 35 degree Horse Thief. I...

    Same here except with a 35 degree Horse Thief. I actually find those ratings to be conservative and have used mine to the mid 20s. I'm still using it with a 20 degree UQ but am ready to upgrade to a...
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    I've used both this method ^^^ and a basic "W"...

    I've used both this method ^^^ and a basic "W" fold and whip as shown on JustJeff's Page and both worked well with a slightly different feel.
    I used 8-10 loops of gutted para cord for my whipping...
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    I've been contemplating making a pack for my dog...

    I've been contemplating making a pack for my dog but have had trouble finding a good pattern. Looked at the instructions for lashing on a commercial made pack but just trying to read them gave me a...
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    As to the original question: I got a thread...

    As to the original question: I got a thread injector for christmas so I am now happily bar tacking, and box stitching and my dogs have new tubular nylon collars.;)
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    The fact is this is a hard core group of hangers...

    The fact is this is a hard core group of hangers and getting good poly straps not much more expensive and are more full proof. But there are a huge amount of hammock users that will only spend a few...
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    Got my 3 in the mail today. Thanks for the quick...

    Got my 3 in the mail today. Thanks for the quick ship. While well broken in, these are in better condition than I expected.
    I find it interesting to note that these are much thinner and lighter...
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    Payment sent for 3 (#11 on your list.) Thanks...

    Payment sent for 3 (#11 on your list.) Thanks again.
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    The only down side to this method is having to...

    The only down side to this method is having to sew those lines across the face of the tarp. I went round and round with it and finally decided Its a TARP not my wife's fancy comforter, and went for...
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    Go for it Old Boot and let us know what you come...

    Go for it Old Boot and let us know what you come up with. I played around with using some elastic in the edge trying to figure the best method of keeping the cord in the pocket. This works, and is...
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    Yes, I used 7" squares of nano-see-um mesh folded...

    Yes, I used 7" squares of nano-see-um mesh folded over to make a triangle that overlapped the edges a little. I flapped the top doubled edge down to create the "trap" then sewed down all edges along...
  42. Thread: Shiny Side

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    One of Shug's UQ videos shows how he pulls the UQ...

    One of Shug's UQ videos shows how he pulls the UQ around to the diagonal flopping a suspension cord over the top of his feet on that side and pulling the shoulder side around to cover. I have no...
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    Corner Tie Pockets

    The biggest mistake I made when I ordered my Tadpole from Marty was not spending the few extra bucks to add those corner pockets to stuff the tie-outs into. I don't like the fiddle factor with tying...
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    Not too knowledgeable on thread injectors and am...

    Not too knowledgeable on thread injectors and am not a big tinkerer. To me, having a relationship with a local shop to provide knowledge and repair services is worth something. Since getting my first...
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    I bought multiples (3) because I didn't want to...

    I bought multiples (3) because I didn't want to pay more in shipping cost than for a single item. (I have not intention of making anything and selling it.)

    That said, can someone explain to me...
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    I'll take 3. And thanks for going to the trouble....

    I'll take 3. And thanks for going to the trouble. I'm sure they'll get a lot of use.
    Sending PM.
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    Here's the promised pic of my Oware Sil Seconds...

    Here's the promised pic of my Oware Sil Seconds in brown. Order came in just a few days.
    The streaks in mine are very evident on one side. I'm not sure how deep into the roll they go as I just...
  48. All the cottage vendors I've worked with in the...

    All the cottage vendors I've worked with in the past few months have been great. I'm local to Wilderness Logics and Marty has gone out of his way to get me started on the right track. Now that I've...
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    Thanks OutandBack, that helps clarify my...

    Thanks OutandBack, that helps clarify my approach. For my first attempt I would like to keep this simple and use materials at hand if at all possible. I have some 1.1oz (calendared?) ripstop from...
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    Thanks for all the advice. I was having trouble...

    Thanks for all the advice. I was having trouble finding sock designs/diminsions with the search features here but there is a wealth of info on Bugnets, so I will start there.

    For clarification,...
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