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    Climashield is polyethylene. It packs far better...

    Climashield is polyethylene. It packs far better than PPEF, and is warmer. It's not heavy at all.

    If insulation materials were presented on a scale, down would be at the warm, lightweight end....
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    These Top Blankets are popular! It's a good time...

    These Top Blankets are popular! It's a good time of year to get one...
  3. MMG Hammock Sock with POD option (insulated sock)

    My pictures did not turn out well... it was already shipped to a customer, so I could not get more. I'll post a video when I get another one made.

    The sock looks like any other sock. Everything...
  4. The MMG Hamock Sock with POD Option (insulated...

    The MMG Hamock Sock with POD Option (insulated sock) looks just like any other sock, but weighs 32 oz and packs to a little over a gallon.
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    Yes, that's it. When you make the poles lighter,...

    Yes, that's it. When you make the poles lighter, they bend more. If you change the geometry slightly, you can make them cross against each other in the middle. Lash the bundle firmly at that point,...
  6. Mountain Goat and I (she's formerly Thing1) have...

    Mountain Goat and I (she's formerly Thing1) have no trouble using them to freezing. We are both warm sleepers. If you supplement, you can go much lower, of course.

    The Climashield MMG Top Blanket...
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    Looking good, Tefte! If you can lash the...

    Looking good, Tefte!

    If you can lash the struts together where they cross, it will help prevent buckling when you load up lighter poles.
  8. Perfect in every way... sure wish we...

    <Sigh!> Perfect in every way... sure wish we could be there! :D
  9. I'm glad ya'll will still hang... wish we could...

    I'm glad ya'll will still hang... wish we could join ya!
  10. We battled valiantly, but circumstances won... we...

    We battled valiantly, but circumstances won... we cannot make it!

    Mountain Goat and I want to try again next year.
  11. ...somthin' like this relatively hilly spot...

    ...somthin' like this relatively hilly spot on Turner Road?

    I gotta figure out how to put a 7' pulk on top of a '93 Civic. BTW, not much clearance on the Civic, and it's rear wheel drive!
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    Yes, and yes. You could let the gear hammock drag...

    Yes, and yes. You could let the gear hammock drag on the ground without ill effect because it's silnylon.


    Could be... but this is meant to hang independently, or under the hammock, or anywhere...
  13. Well, things look like they will work out after...

    Well, things look like they will work out after all, so Mountain Goat and I can make it to WI/UP for the weekend of Jan 9th/10th/11th.
  14. Obtained phone#, made contact... good to be in...

    Obtained phone#, made contact... good to be in touch with Lonetracker again.

    Other things have our new plans in the air again... but we'll find a way to do a cold hang in Jan, somehow!
  15. I'll try there too... haven't logged in at BCUSA...

    I'll try there too... haven't logged in at BCUSA for a while. [Oops... acct inactive!]

    It would be great to visit me brother in Chicago, catch up with Lonetracker, and meet some new hangers as...
  16. calling LoneTracker for a hang near Iron Mtn, MI

    Anyone heard from Lonetracker? I sent him a PM and got no reply.

    Me and Mountain Goat (formerly known as Thing1) are trying to decide where to go in January. We can't make the Frozen Butt hang, so...
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    There are detailed specs and descriptions, as...

    There are detailed specs and descriptions, as well as pictures, in several threads on HF. I don't believe Tensegrity Stands should be tackled by following stepwise instructions. Instead, the builder...
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    If I used a flat felled seam or a felled french...

    If I used a flat felled seam or a felled french seam, I would not add grosgrain on top of that.
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    You are entyrely welcome!

    You are entyrely welcome!
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    It shipped via Priority Mail today... you should...

    It shipped via Priority Mail today... you should get it by Friday, just in time for the brief warm up in the weather!
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    When I mix down and synthetic insulation, I make...

    When I mix down and synthetic insulation, I make sure of two things. First, the synthetic insulation must be breathable. Second, I put the down on the outside.

    I do the same with down and wool......
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    It's the Baby Orca color scheme... :shades:

    It's the Baby Orca color scheme... :shades:
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    It's a typo... fixed it!

    It's a typo... fixed it!
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    Climashield for MMG products

    Just a note to let ya'll know that any Molly Mac Gear UnderQuilt (Shamu, Baby Orca, Jerry Chair) can be made with Climashield, either ~3/8" loft or ~2" loft.

    Those UQs are also made with PPEF, if...
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    Black nylon shell on the outside. White nylon...

    Black nylon shell on the outside.
    White nylon shell on the inside.
    Climashield in between.
  26. Not certain if my daughter and I will make it,...

    Not certain if my daughter and I will make it, but we're thinking about it! Smiling Face (wifey) has a birthday that always conflicts with this hang.

    Just in case we cannot make it, I'll be glad...
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    About one week. I'll be glad to make it...

    About one week.


    I'll be glad to make it thicker.

    Climashield Apex 6.0 has a 2" loft which would be toasty well below freezing.
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    No picture, sorry. Climashield packs very well....

    No picture, sorry. Climashield packs very well. The Top Blanket is less than 1 liter, fully compressed.
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    It should be just right!

    It should be just right!
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    I like the Climashield Baby Orca a lot!

    I like the Climashield Baby Orca a lot!
  31. I have a walking foot attachment for my Nechhi......

    I have a walking foot attachment for my Nechhi... works well, but I don't use it much because I do nearly everything with the Consew.
  32. Thread: MMG Pod

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    That's because I got no replies from you......

    That's because I got no replies from you... wonder what happened?

    Anyway, try again! A MMG Pod would go well with your new DangerBird.

    MacEntyre@Yahoo.com
    336-491-3412
  33. Thread: MMG Pod

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    It's not on the web site yet. Claire is working...

    It's not on the web site yet. Claire is working to put is on the Online Store. I will weigh the next one I make, and make a video. It should be a little more than a pound.
  34. Thread: MMG Pod

    by MacEntyre
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    MMG Pod

    We have added an option to the MMG Nylon Hammock Sock with SEEP called the MMG Pod. This option adds Climashield Apex 3/8" loft insulation, for $40 extra.

    We made insulated hammock socks before,...
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    MMG Top Blanket

    Check out the Molly Mac Gear Top Blanket here!

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  36. I did it once, using an 8' aluminum pole and two...

    I did it once, using an 8' aluminum pole and two 5' aluminum poles. The 5' poles were a bipod, and the 8' pole made it a tripod, angled right under the hammock, to counter the compression load. It...
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    Lightweight Molly Mac Gear Molly Pouches attach...

    Lightweight Molly Mac Gear Molly Pouches attach to the PALS array, and are water resistant, with binding on the seams inside. They work very well in wet conditions, especially if you take the...
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    Nope... we used the strut material in building a...

    Nope... we used the strut material in building a rabbit run. ;)

    The important thing is that by making the X Tensegrity stand we solved the problem with the previous Tensegrity stand. Just lash the...
  39. The screws are nothing but long sheetrock screws....

    The screws are nothing but long sheetrock screws. Fill the holes when you leave.

    That reminds me of a movie I saw... when a girl moved out of her apartment, she filled the hols in the wall with...
  40. Screw it to the wall, directly into a stud, in a...

    Screw it to the wall, directly into a stud, in a dozen places.
  41. Yep... visit the Grandfather Mountain Highland...

    Yep... visit the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games here...
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    Yep, 4oz canvas sock for extreme cold. No tarp is...

    Yep, 4oz canvas sock for extreme cold. No tarp is necessary because no liquid water is possible.

    You can read the technical stuff behind the magic of canvas in extreme cold here.

    - MacEntyre
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    You are entyrely welcome!

    You are entyrely welcome!
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    Folks have done that. It's a good approach if you...

    Folks have done that. It's a good approach if you really want to integrate the tarp with the sock for warm weather use.

    In my experience, as a warm sleeper, and a generator of moisture, the tarp...
  45. Things 1,2 & 3 and I will be able to see you from...

    Things 1,2 & 3 and I will be able to see you from Grandfather Mtn... we'll be at the Highland Games on Saturday, hanging in the Gorge Sat. night...

    If we didn't have Things 2 & 3 with us, we could...
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    That's what I did with a Hennessey once... it's...

    That's what I did with a Hennessey once... it's the only way, if you have to work alone.
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    Trial and error is the best way to find comfort....

    Trial and error is the best way to find comfort. However, instead of adjusting the ridgeline, temporarily remove the ridgeline and adjust the sag (length of suspension).

    Dial in the best way to...
  48. Well, I suppose I am the engineer in this...

    Well, I suppose I am the engineer in this thread...

    To put it simply, you want the stresses to be in line with the grain of the wood. That's why the top bar should not be on top of the vertical...
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    Do it! Nothing but the soles of your shoes touch...

    Do it! Nothing but the soles of your shoes touch the ground!

    Nice handle, mate!

    - MacEntyre
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    Yours is the only one so far with a green inner...

    Yours is the only one so far with a green inner lining. I am out of green. Enjoy!
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