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  1. Thread: Boot hammock

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    I was working on a similar idea last year but is...

    I was working on a similar idea last year but is was basically for my pack. I planned to hang the pack length wise like a hammock from my actual hammock suspension so it sat underneath just like your...
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    What is the point of clips like that? Why not...

    What is the point of clips like that? Why not just run one end of the tree strap through the other loop? Is it about saving the few extra seconds?
  3. Thread: DIY blues

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    Were you planning to make a functioning parachute...

    Were you planning to make a functioning parachute for your house?! :lol:
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    Well added a bug net and saddle bags finally. I'm...

    Well added a bug net and saddle bags finally. I'm debating whether or not to even add bug net pull ups because as it you have almost a foot of clearance (you're deep inside this one). I'm very happy...
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    Scott a backwoods daydreamer sold that material...

    Scott a backwoods daydreamer sold that material for a little while but I haven't seen it on his site lately. Seemed interesting but I never got around to trying it.
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    I've been using a SB in a hammock since I started...

    I've been using a SB in a hammock since I started hammock camping/hiking (close to two years ago) and after the first few trips and a little advice, have had no issues. Sure it's a bit frustrating if...
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    Well, I found a smoking deal and scored a Kelty...

    Well, I found a smoking deal and scored a Kelty cosmic down 0* bag for more than 50% off. It came in today and man is this thing sweet! I will use it as a TQ in nicer weather but I think as it grows...
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    Also, what the heck does callendered mean?

    Also, what the heck does callendered mean?
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    Feather sleeping bag, worth trying to use?

    I just got a Buck 703 "down" sleeping bag from a buddy for fixing up his good bag. It's the same one sold on ebay but he picked it up when we were stationed in Korea for even cheaper. I cut her open...
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    I made the BWDD winter tarp. It's awesome....

    I made the BWDD winter tarp. It's awesome. Definitely an involved DIY project but worth it in the end. I made it to exact specs as laid out on the site but I cant imagine making it longer would hurt...
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    Is the weight and bulk difference really that...

    Is the weight and bulk difference really that much? Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but it seems to me that the only difference between a TQ and a sleeping bag is the zipper and hood. An opened up...
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    Advantage of top quilt over a sleeping bag?

    Just wondering why folks use a top quilt instead of a sleeping bag. To me, it makes more sense to own a mummy bag and just unzip it to use as a top quilt. Then you can at least use it as both. What...
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    11.4 ounces in bag with whoopies not including...

    11.4 ounces in bag with whoopies not including the tree straps.
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    My UL DIY Bridge hammock

    Well, she's not completely done... I need to add shock chord into the end channels to gather them up but other than that it's ready to rock.

    I have never tried a bridge before so I decided to make...
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    I just ordered from him again maybe 2-3 weeks...

    I just ordered from him again maybe 2-3 weeks ago. Absolutely no problem. Scott has amazing customer service. The website is working fine for me as well. How long have you been trying to reach him?...
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    Thanks, I updated the original post. The...

    Thanks, I updated the original post.

    The spikes are 1/4" 302 stainless tubing with 3/8" stainless bar stock welded to the tops (the part that looks like a nail head) to act as a stop as well as...
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    The idea is that the top piece (in my case the...

    The idea is that the top piece (in my case the larger aluminum tube) runs parallel to the ground and the smaller spike piece is pushed in the ground at an angle. Whatever your'e staking is tied to...
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    Field test of the "Dirty Bird" DB clone

    I finally got a chance to get out and field test some of my new gear including my DIY "Dirty Bird" danger bird/hennesy hybrid.

    Being that the hammock is a dual layer tablecloth, it's not exactly...
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    Now that's a freakin deal! I wonder how good the...

    Now that's a freakin deal! I wonder how good the 100% down is?


    Thanks for all the input fellas. I'll be researching but I have a feeling the 2lb's from feathertex is gonna be my item. Not that I...
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    Sources for down

    Just wondering where you guys get your down fill from.

    I see a lot of Kmart pillows and such, is the down good from those?

    I know that DIY gear supply carries it sometimes but, he's out right...
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    The energy comes from the magnets, it is not free...

    The energy comes from the magnets, it is not free energy. Permanent magnet motors will de-magnetize the magnets after a while of use. It takes energy to make magnets. There are plenty of examples of...
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    I don't quite understand the naysayers.... People...

    I don't quite understand the naysayers.... People have been making magnet motors for a years now. Look into it a bit before slamming it. I may give this a shot if I can score some rare earth magnets.
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    That would definitely tighten the mid section but...

    That would definitely tighten the mid section but that, as others have said, is not a good thing. If you want less percepted sag in the butt or torso, a wider/longer hammock would be the fix allowing...
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    PM sent with question. If shipping to me as per...

    PM sent with question. If shipping to me as per PM is kosher, I'll take it.
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    I made some 6" mini bars from solid .5" aluminum...

    I made some 6" mini bars from solid .5" aluminum for my GT Skeeterbeater UL. They make it much more liveable but it still has a fairly pronounced calf ridge. I tried them rigged several ways with...
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    Awesome of you to put this up for everyone! I'm...

    Awesome of you to put this up for everyone! I'm in the middle of a few other projects so I'm not "in" but, I am very curious to see where you scored some 1.0 ACU ripstop. I would like to eventually...
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    Soft shackles, they rock.

    Soft shackles, they rock.
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    I have ordered from them a few times with amazon...

    I have ordered from them a few times with amazon checkout and have never had a problem. It's probably a fluke. Redden marine is a pretty good company.
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    Glad I saw this thread. I use a reflectix...

    Glad I saw this thread. I use a reflectix windshield protector as a "pad" for insulation right now. I don't do much winter hiking, coldest I've been out is 30 F at night. Definitely was cold but I...
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    Cinnamon, did you use a pattern for your bugnet?...

    Cinnamon, did you use a pattern for your bugnet? If so, where can I find it? I'm looking to do the same thing and yours turned out pretty sweet.
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    Dang... zipperfoot huh? Never heard of it but it...

    Dang... zipperfoot huh? Never heard of it but it makes sense now. I'll have to check if the wifes machine has one though I doubt it. Well there's an immediate set back.... I may end up having to use...
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    I just bit the bullet on some DIY materials...

    I just bit the bullet on some DIY materials myself. I'm too cheap to spend money on something that's already made especially when all the fun of making that something's gone.

    I ordered materials...
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    So basically little extensions so you don't have...

    So basically little extensions so you don't have to use the longer whoopies slings?
  34. Thread: Sold:JRB Tarp

    by Rothman
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    God that went fast.... Apparently I'm not...

    God that went fast.... Apparently I'm not stalking well enough
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    Cool idea! I'll have to try it next time I'm out....

    Cool idea! I'll have to try it next time I'm out. I have the SB UL but it's close to the same idea for the netting. That's my biggest complaint with the hammock. It's like they used quadruple the...
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    Are you including the original rain fly as well?

    Are you including the original rain fly as well?
  37. Thanks again, guys. Off to youtube I go!

    Thanks again, guys. Off to youtube I go!
  38. Cool, good advice guys. I'll give it a shot. I...

    Cool, good advice guys. I'll give it a shot. I have a car windshield sun deflector that I planned on using for an UQ (it's made of reflectix and was free). I'm using a GT UL and it's not a dual layer...
  39. Getting in a sleeping bag, inside a hammock

    After last night, I now remember my only frustration with hammock camping. Is there any good way of climbing into a sleeping bag that's in a hammock without it sliding every which direction and...
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    Is the Nebbiolo a wine? There are some insanely...

    Is the Nebbiolo a wine? There are some insanely good wineries/cantinas around here. Yup, this is where the USAF sent me and pays for me to live. Right at the base of the Alps.

    As far as DIY,...
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    Hello from Italy

    Been looking through the site for a few weeks. I found it after I purchased a Grand Trunk skeeter beater ultralight and was looking for some underquilt information. More specifically I was looking to...
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