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    Thanks!

    Thank you to everyone for the winter hang. It was great to meet like-minded cold weather hanging lunatics.

    I'm looking forward to the next one.

    FreeTheWeasel


    Walking in with...
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    Greetings, Can you give a bit more guidance on...

    Greetings,

    Can you give a bit more guidance on the White Elephant gift? Is this something you would typically dig out of the recesses of your closet or is something you would purchase and wrap up...
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    Greetings. I'll be there Sat -> Sun along with...

    Greetings. I'll be there Sat -> Sun along with EricFromPortland. Thanks for organizing this.

    FreeTheWeasel
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    Hey, I vote for Asland, because . . . ummm . . ....

    Hey, I vote for Asland, because . . . ummm . . . that's where I live :)

    Depending on when, I'd be up for just about anywhere.

    FreeTheWeasel
  5. Congratulations on your first hangs. I love Lake...

    Congratulations on your first hangs. I love Lake Maria Park. All of WeaselGirls first hangs were there. I have many fond memories.

    FreeTheWeasel
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    Hammock Forum Wizards I thank you for your...

    Hammock Forum Wizards

    I thank you for your suggestions and your help. As I walked around my house this evening, thinking about CBS (cold butt syndrome) and why it seems to have afflicted me so...
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    Wait! Are you saying my butt is drooping? You...

    Wait! Are you saying my butt is drooping? You know, I realize I'm aging but that is awfully insensitive for you to call attention to my deflating posterior. Sagging is a normal part of life, right?...
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    Must...go...colder...(brrr)

    Yesterday, the weather forecast for Ashland was for a low of 13 F. Like most of you and unlike most of the population who are not insane, I ran outside to sleep.

    I had my 4" 3/4 length...
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    Amazing! That top quilt, if your estimates are...

    Amazing! That top quilt, if your estimates are correct, is he same weight az my 3/4 underquilt. Nicely done.

    I look forward to the frozen hang reports. Make Shug proud.

    FreeTheWeasel
  10. Thread: new here

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    Welcome to the forums and don't worry about the...

    Welcome to the forums and don't worry about the daunting process of learning about hammocks. The truth is, you never stop. This place is just packed full of perpetual innovation.

    I tried to list...
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    Greetings, I often camp in the back yard or on...

    Greetings,

    I often camp in the back yard or on my porch for gear testing.

    Once, back in the days of Minnesota suburbs, I camped in my back yard on my aluminum tube hammock stand, testing some...
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    That's awesome. Congratulations. I have a nine...

    That's awesome. Congratulations. I have a nine year old myself and she loves hammock camping. It really is a great way to spend the time together, isn't it?

    My only regret is that I did not get a...
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    On my first differential quilt, I sewed darts...

    On my first differential quilt, I sewed darts into both inner and outer shells, probably because I had read it here. I had six baffle inch spacing on the inner shell and seven inch spacing on the...
  14. Loft is a funny thing. It is easy to push all the...

    Loft is a funny thing. It is easy to push all the down to one end for the photo and make it look like Monster Down, but I'm guessing it is somewhere between 5 and 5.5 inches at the center of the...
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    Something that you pointed out to me and I have...

    Something that you pointed out to me and I have yet to try (stubborn, I guess) is that the space blanket is critical for low temperature performance. One of these days I'll give it a shot, but like...
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    I built two quilts out of momentum and it feels...

    I built two quilts out of momentum and it feels softer to me than my Jacks No Sniveller. Perhaps you just need to use it a bit and let it soften with time? I have some wally world fabric that I've...
  17. Thank you all for your kind words. I appreciate...

    Thank you all for your kind words. I appreciate it.

    I decided to test the quilt last night on my porch and my thermometer tells me that it hit a low of 43 F which isn't cold enough but not bad. I...
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    My future wife and I were walking our ferret on a...

    My future wife and I were walking our ferret on a leash one day in graduate school when some drunken undergrads looked down from their balcony, raised their fists in the air in a Black Panther...
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    Listen to BillyBob! He has counseled me many...

    Listen to BillyBob! He has counseled me many times over the years on my SuperShelter technique which still needs improvement.

    I used it most recently on a trip where temperatures went no lower...
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    Congratulations! Hammocking really is the only...

    Congratulations! Hammocking really is the only civilized way to sleep.

    FreeTheWeasel
  21. Oh great, thanks for encouraging her . . . She is...

    Oh great, thanks for encouraging her . . . She is running around behind me pumping her first up and down yelling "YES!"

    The truth is that she already stole my other quilts. When we went camping...
  22. Hi! I'm WeaselGirl (FreeTheWeasel's daughter,...

    Hi! I'm WeaselGirl (FreeTheWeasel's daughter, typing on his account). I love to go hammocking. I used to sleep in sleeping bags in my hammock, but when I realized that the sleeping bag is the same...
  23. Thank you for your kind words, but I only stand...

    Thank you for your kind words, but I only stand on the shoulders of giants.

    Scary thought actually. Giants in the trees . . .

    FreeTheWeasel
  24. 3/4 4 inch Differential Down UQ - Whew! Finally Finished

    Greetings

    Wow. I spent a long time thinking, planning, avoiding, procrastinating, thinking, forgetting, and finally finishing my new 3/4 length, 4 inch, differential, down underquilt. I hope to...
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    Sorry. I may have misled you. I am sewing 6...

    Sorry. I may have misled you. I am sewing 6 pieces of mesh to make 7 tubes of down. I was confusing the two terms.

    FreeTheWeasel
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    Greetings, I consulted with Dalton quite a bit...

    Greetings,

    I consulted with Dalton quite a bit recently about my quilt and therefore, I consulted quite a bit with Stormcrow by one level of misdirection :) Thanks to both of you.

    I prototyped...
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    Excelent timing. I am sewing the inner shell...

    Excelent timing. I am sewing the inner shell currently and contemplating this very question. I'll play with this tonight and report back. It seems as though making too large a pleat on the outer...
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    That is just great. My daughter is 9 and she...

    That is just great. My daughter is 9 and she loves camping and sleeping in her hammock. She started camping at 4 and hammocking at six. Now I can't get her to go back to the ground. She has excellent...
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    Wait a minute. Where is my donating member flag?...

    Wait a minute. Where is my donating member flag? I am going to have to correct that right now!


    [Ahh, that's better]

    FreeTheWeasel
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    Thanks to the Hammock Forum . . .

    Greetings,

    As I packed up my hammocks today during our trip to the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22954), I had an epiphany: most...
  31. Whiskey Creek on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River, Oregon

    Greetings,

    My daughter, my neighbor, and I went out for a quick in and out on the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River in Oregon. We hiked 3.2 miles to the Whiskey Creek campsite where we...
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    [/URL] Ha ha ha. That fourth photo is really...

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    Ha ha ha. That fourth photo is really funny because it is my photo. There is nothing less stealthy in the world than a purple Hennesy Hammock with a bright blue tarp . . . unless you are...
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    Great job guys. I've been off the forums for...

    Great job guys. I've been off the forums for quite some time and this is the first post I've read.

    This is, without a doubt, a strange and wonderful place. It is good to be home again.

    Let me...
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    Not the worst description at all! Thanks for...

    Not the worst description at all! Thanks for clarifying. I've played, off and on, with a way to create the bathtub shape with little success. This explanation helps point out the errors in my...
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    Purpose of the pleats?

    Would you please explain the pleats? If you are reducing the fabric on the outer shell, aren't you defeating the purpose of the differential cut?

    Thanks.

    FreeTheWeasel (who is about a year...
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    I'll go. I live in Ashland; therfore, I can be...

    I'll go. I live in Ashland; therfore, I can be flexible. I'd actually prefer to go when there is snow. Let's ski into the campsite!

    FreeTheWeasel
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    When I lived in Minnesota, I used to take...

    When I lived in Minnesota, I used to take advantage of the cold and my backyard to test my hammock system. My very nice neighbor was from Sri lanka and she approache me one day as I was packing up,...
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    Sticky: I know what you mean! I've spent more time than I...

    I know what you mean! I've spent more time than I should with my stock Hennessy hugger in one hand while I use the other hand to scratch my head as I stare at the ginormous tree in front of me. The...
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    Sticky: Greetings, Actually, this is probably not the...

    Greetings,

    Actually, this is probably not the lightest suspension system. A plain rope and knot is as light as you can get. I'm not sure which is lighter a whoopie sling suspension with double the...
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    Sticky: Whew! I thought, for a moment, I was about to...

    Whew! I thought, for a moment, I was about to fail the professor's quiz.

    Thanks for the help. I'll try working out any twists that have developed.

    FreeTheWeasel
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    Sticky: Well, that's it. You lost me. I'm not sure we are...

    Well, that's it. You lost me. I'm not sure we are talking about the same configuration so I've taken a few more pictures. I had to set up in my living room because it is now dark outside. Sorry for...
  42. Greetings, We didn't find any nuggets of gold,...

    Greetings,

    We didn't find any nuggets of gold, but we did chase a number of dull colored, shiny flecks that certainly looked like gold from above the water. I think they were actually small fish,...
  43. Wild and Scenic Rogue River, Southern Oregon

    This trip report is long overdue. My daughter (8), her classmate (8), her father (age unknown), and I (41!) took two trips to the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River in southern Oregon.
    ...
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    Sticky: Grizz, thank you very much for the kind words....

    Grizz, thank you very much for the kind words. I've been in lurker mode for quite some time simply because I had nothing useful to add, but I check the forums daily. Once I get back into quilt...
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    Sticky: Amsteel stress photo

    Greetings

    I'd like to thank everyone for this fantastic thread. I was one of the few remaining holdouts using the zig zag cleats, even after getting dropped once when my first set wore out.

    I...
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    I have a very similar hammock stand that I also...

    I have a very similar hammock stand that I also got at Menards. It works pretty well with my Hennessy hammocks. Is the Blackbird very much longer?

    FreeTheWeasel
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    My down has arrived. Thanks to Cannibal and Ed...

    My down has arrived. Thanks to Cannibal and Ed for putting this deal together.

    FreeTheWeasel
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    I just managed to pay for my six bags. We had...

    I just managed to pay for my six bags. We had some email troubles that gummed up the works, but, as expected, Ed was great to work with.

    Hoo boy. Now i have to go figure out the differential...
  49. That would be great! I've only camped down into...

    That would be great! I've only camped down into the 30's so I really don't deserve it, but if you would allow me to hang with you, it would be a fantastic honor :).

    This is a beautiful state with...
  50. Hey, I've been to Leskenin camp and it wasn't...

    Hey, I've been to Leskenin camp and it wasn't nearly as bad as you guys make it out to be. What a bunch of cry babies . . . oh wait. I went in July. Umm. Never mind.

    Seriously, you guys are...
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