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    Love the orange and white ! You could sell a ton...

    Love the orange and white ! You could sell a ton of those here in Tennessee football country go Vols!
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    My favorite luxury item is a flask of rum. It can...

    My favorite luxury item is a flask of rum. It can also function as part of my firestarting kit if need be so i feel like its not necessarily a luxury. I guess after my last hike where i used a baby...
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    At least if its freezing its not dripping on you.

    At least if its freezing its not dripping on you.
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    I use some generic ones i made for a hammock....

    I use some generic ones i made for a hammock. They bubble in the midlle but only because they arent long enough. The mg ones seem pretty cool and not a horrible price. I kinda expected them to cost...
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    Mechanics safety wire doubled over. Works on...

    Mechanics safety wire doubled over. Works on everything i have tried so far.
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    I thought i made a pretty good set of straps...

    I thought i made a pretty good set of straps sewed a nice x pattern into the webbing looked pretty good. Then i saw the video clip dutch posted the other night of his new industrial thread injector...
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    Welcome from Tennessee!

    Welcome from Tennessee!
  8. Welcome from Tennessee! Enjoy gettingyour family...

    Welcome from Tennessee! Enjoy gettingyour family into hammock camping!
  9. I made my uq by folding the throw over to get a...

    I made my uq by folding the throw over to get a 35x60 rectangle and then just sewed on some grosgrain loops down the ends and the edges and ran shock cord thru it. On the folded side i just ran some...
  10. Thread: Xenon tarp

    by Zombieforce
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    Nice tarp. I like the fact it looks roomy and the...

    Nice tarp. I like the fact it looks roomy and the weight is spot on for my target. How well is the waterproofness of the fabric? have you been out in any rain in it yet?
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    I see theres no minimum amount, is there a max...

    I see theres no minimum amount, is there a max amount i could buy of the od green cuben to get a price break? Looking at building several tarps and ponchos for a couple of friends.
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    I have the 9 and had i used it during last...

    I have the 9 and had i used it during last weekends rain storm instead of my new tarp i would have stayed a lot drier. Cant beat that price either.
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    Can't weigh that much its cuben fiber. Would have...

    Can't weigh that much its cuben fiber. Would have loved some side pullouts the other night when i was pitched right up against a tree, could have given myself a bit more room had my tarp had them.
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    Dutch hook on continuous ridgeline and then for...

    Dutch hook on continuous ridgeline and then for tie outs i used y stakes and zing it. Installed a prusik on each length of zing it so i just thread the loop over the stake and pull the line tight...
  15. Flat metal inside the camper top as a brace down...

    Flat metal inside the camper top as a brace down the bottom side of the 4 runner camper top with eye bolts on outside hook hammocks to 4 runner and a stand to hook the other ends to. Tarp comes...
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    my norht face ligero 50 is supposedly a 50 l pack...

    my norht face ligero 50 is supposedly a 50 l pack but there is now way i use a z lite on outside of pack.down bag compresses to nothin down jacket compresses to nothin,cook kit is tiny can carry 3-5...
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    Found a free titanium stake last weekend as well...

    Found a free titanium stake last weekend as well as a mesh r/l bag also scored a kelty noah 9 tarp from a member here for shipping. I was able to give it to a friend to get him covered for our hike...
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    we passed like 5 people the whole trip,so much...

    we passed like 5 people the whole trip,so much for those other 8,999,995 visitors. it was a nice loop but a bit much for my dads first hike in 10 years. All I have to do now is get him hangin!
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    the stopper knot is tied to the tag ends of the...

    the stopper knot is tied to the tag ends of the prusik,then they are inserted thru the larkshead holding to the end of the tarp.the knot just gives the larkshead something to hold onto so the prusik...
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    Nice!! Nothin like a good old fashioned smoky...

    Nice!! Nothin like a good old fashioned smoky mountain death march!
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    You got that right! Lookin for some places in...

    You got that right! Lookin for some places in Cherokee to do some hiking this summer
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    Thanks Shug!!...

    Thanks Shug!!...
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    cant figure out how to add pics

    cant figure out how to add pics
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    I stayed down from the big fire pit/log area a...

    I stayed down from the big fire pit/log area a bit, found the campsite very dirty.I spent a good hour cleaning u the site and an area out on Miry ridge trail where some people trashed a flat area.On...
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    I was happy I was able to make my own gear and...

    I was happy I was able to make my own gear and happy to find its limits pad would have done fine in my eno but I really wanted to keep weight down just about all the trees in the area wer right at...
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    Overnight in the smokies

    Did my first hang since finding this site and beginning to build my own gear. Hiked middle prong trail to lynn rpong to Miry ridge and stayed in campsite 26, a really cool site back off the trail....
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    update used this setup this weekend and it worked...

    update used this setup this weekend and it worked good.40+ mph winds all nite up on the mtn top in the smokies and tarp stayed tight all night.
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    update z lite is no good for my diy hammock ...

    update z lite is no good for my diy hammock hammock isnt wide enough for my z lite and I couldnt get a good lay
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    I am using this setup now after reading the...

    I am using this setup now after reading the original post but I am using a continous ridgeline basically mine starts like the OP does larksheaded to tarp and prusik with stopper but then continues to...
  30. I just made my first set of snake skins for my...

    I just made my first set of snake skins for my diy hammock but they fit kinda funny with the ridgeline making the fabic bunch upinside the skin any way to get rid of that?
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    I'm jealous! My pack is at 16 lbs with food and...

    I'm jealous! My pack is at 16 lbs with food and fuel but no water and my setup should be good for about 25-30 degrees
  32. Thread: tarp ???

    by Zombieforce
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    my kelty held up to a monster thunderstorm right...

    my kelty held up to a monster thunderstorm right out of the box but i read a lot of reviews about people getting wet with them too.
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    just picked up a zlite for a trip this coming...

    just picked up a zlite for a trip this coming weekend its gonna have to do until I can come up with some cheese for an underquilt
  34. anyone run their crl between the two marlinspike...

    anyone run their crl between the two marlinspike hitches in their tree straps?
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    4" tree straps are what we use when we winch our...

    4" tree straps are what we use when we winch our jeeps and pull off of trees I think 1" will be fine
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    I made sand stakes from 1/4 in steel rod you get...

    I made sand stakes from 1/4 in steel rod you get at home depot 18 inch minimum for sand and they are heavy but they work.
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    I always hang in the park but I also avoid the...

    I always hang in the park but I also avoid the shelters as much as possible, the campsites are the way to go less people, hate to hear the money wont go to shelters and trails but I am looking...
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    Really? I knew the work was done by volunteers...

    Really? I knew the work was done by volunteers but I was told that the money would be used to help out with supplies and materials and such guess I was told wrong and if the fees arent goim to trails...
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    usually i would complain about having to pay to...

    usually i would complain about having to pay to camp and hike in my backyard but the improvements they are doing to the shelters and trails will make the fee worthwhile for me
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    in the smokies the shelters make an big U shape...

    in the smokies the shelters make an big U shape put hooks on the short sides and the middle and hang up after the grounders get into the bunks
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    1.time away from the house 2.a UQ any kind as...

    1.time away from the house
    2.a UQ any kind as long as it is down
    3.down bag
    4. about 10000 rounds of 9mm ammo
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    the sil process doesnt seem so bad I am kinda in...

    the sil process doesnt seem so bad I am kinda in the same boat as you I have ripstop i can get at Joann's but I don't know the weight of it, but i think it would hold up.
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    I really like my webbing straps and whoopies I...

    I really like my webbing straps and whoopies I made. way better for weight and quick adjustment is nice. beats slapstraps and biners anyday
  44. Thread: Hey Hey

    by Zombieforce
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    Nice thanks everybody! Never been on a forum...

    Nice thanks everybody! Never been on a forum where everyone actually says hi to new people.
  45. Thread: Hey Hey

    by Zombieforce
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    Hey Hey

    new guy here found the site thanks to Shug's videos and a search for cold weather hammock campin have learned more in a few hours on this site then I have on my own in quite a bit just sayin hey and...
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    Sticky: I am the force to be reckoned with when the dead...

    I am the force to be reckoned with when the dead roam the Earth.Guns? Got 'em .Ammo? got it. Big machete? Got it. Rugged good looks? Got it.
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    Sticky: I got into doin some lightweight backpackin and...

    I got into doin some lightweight backpackin and tossed the tent and went for the hammock and tarp.But I have to thank the two cajuns i met up in the Cherokee national forest for introducing me to the...
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