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    Buying fabric online

    I agree. When I make something that I feel is a "keeper" I use good stuff from Speer or ThruHiker or something like that. Especially for sil. I don't want to waste time or gas going to Walmart...
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    emergency blanket quilt

    I did a test on the idea of emergency blanket in between insulation in a quilt. I was making a cheap version just to check the size and shape of my pattern before attempting on the expensive stuff. ...
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    I also want to thank everyone involved this...

    I also want to thank everyone involved this weekend. I met some great people and had a good time. I now might be more motivated to make it to other hangouts that are more than an hour drive from my...
  4. Thread: JRB Bridge

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    I slept in one of the JRB bridge hammocks for...

    I slept in one of the JRB bridge hammocks for about an hour and a half nap Saturday afternoon. It was great for any position except perfectly flat on your back or belly. All you had to do to lay on...
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    Poll: I will be in and out both days. I plan on...

    I will be in and out both days. I plan on hiking/running some. And I might make a field trip to the Outfitter at Harper's Ferry on Saturday.

    http://stores.ebay.com/The-Outfitter-at-Harpers-Ferry
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    Runners knee...

    Runners knee, or Patellofemoral Syndrome, is what the original cho pat strap is for. And it does work well for many people. Runners knee is an overuse condition and missalignment of the knee cap. ...
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    Is that one of them 12 oz shelter mice you expect...

    Is that one of them 12 oz shelter mice you expect to see on your thru.
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    The real story is that I kind of did this on...

    The real story is that I kind of did this on purpose. I wasn't expecting the bug net to rip too though. It was an experiment where I mimicked the HH but with a zipper instead of the velcro for the...
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    More HH destruction.

    Someone PM me about the bug netting off the HH I took apart. It reminded me that I should share with you all what eventually happened to that poor parallelogram. I used it to make my own enclosed...
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    People can PM me with offers. I guess my greedy...

    People can PM me with offers. I guess my greedy "buy it now" price would be $70 plus shipping. But I will wait a few days to see what offers I get.
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    SOLD: Salomon Raid Revo 30

    This is a great lightweight pack that I got to run with. It turned out to be bigger than what I need when I run. It is more suited for UL backpacking but I already have a good pack for that. I was...
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    I thought this was a characteristic of all...

    I thought this was a characteristic of all silnylon, even in pristene condition. It can't hold up to the pressure exerted by a large fast moving drop hitting it. The misting you experienced is...
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    Opinions are like.......

    I don't think Tom would get upset with what "we" did. He did the same thing when he got started. A quote from the HH website:

    "....finally decided to duplicate my old army hammock from memory...
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    Also this site is good. And it is a perfect...

    Also this site is good. And it is a perfect match for your thread title.

    http://www.midatlantichikes.com/
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    I would be up for it. Check out the same website...

    I would be up for it. Check out the same website I recommended to JustJeff for places to go.

    http://www.hikingupward.com/

    Of course, what these guys consider a good camping spot doesn't really...
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    Deleting pics

    If you posted the picture, you just select it, and then in "image tools", on the right hand side of the screen, you can chose to "edit" it. There is a check box and a button to delete.
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    This is exactly what I am thinking too. I just...

    This is exactly what I am thinking too. I just want to be able to use my prototypes without them completely falling apart or not working.
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    Noseeum at Wally world?

    I was on my regular Walmart fabric department scouting, and I swear this stuff they have there is identical to noseeum netting. Can this be true? What makes the stuff sold as noseeum special? ...
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    Big Schloss and Great North Mountain

    I wish you would have said something sooner, I would need some serious negotiating with management ( the wife ) to get out this weekend.
    Last year I did a two nighter on these trails. Lots of good...
  20. Thread: Knots

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    Thanks, that helps. I will give that a try.

    Thanks, that helps. I will give that a try.
  21. Thread: Knots

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    Can you post a pic of your double sheet bend on...

    Can you post a pic of your double sheet bend on your hammock. I don't quite follow what you do with your hammock material.

    This is the knot that HH uses. But he has holes put throught the...
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    Northern VA DIYers

    I know there are a few hangers here in NOVA. I just left the Fair Lakes Walmart with some nice $1 ripstop. One is a dark green that is pretty light, the other is bright orange and a little heavier....
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    Sticky: I know I am behind the times ( I was in Utah...

    I know I am behind the times ( I was in Utah doing something else I like to do between trees, snowboarding ), but great job on the HH clone. Did you try the repeated folding method and the rolling...
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    HH style folding

    Well, I applied what I learned from my destruction session on a homemade hammock. I used a simplified version of the way the HH head end was folded/gathered. I think the foot end was done...
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    The head end is different from the foot end. The...

    The head end is different from the foot end. The folds on both sides of the head end are the same. My current hypothesis is that the asym ( not really asymmetrical, has 180 degree rotational or...
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    Homemade

    Well, we are trying to develop our own new homemade design. It helps to see how other designs are made so we can take from them what we like and incorporate those ideas with our own. A...
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    Pics posted

    Here are some I have taken so far. I will make up some diagrams too. The folding process can't really be captured in just a picture.
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    I just posted the pics of my disassembled HH. I...

    I just posted the pics of my disassembled HH. I tried to show how the folding pattern is a intricate fan type of fold. I will make some diagrams that will be more detailed. The head and foot ends...
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    Don't worry it won't get put back together for a...

    Don't worry it won't get put back together for a while. I will work on trying to get some pics that can be of some use. It is quite a mess actually. I might as well completely disassemble it. ...
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    True

    I have definitely voided the warranty on my HH Explorer. I took it apart at both ends and ripped the stiching down one side, seperating the bug netting from the hammock body. The fabric is a...
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    Well, so much for a couple of days. I took apart...

    Well, so much for a couple of days. I took apart one end. The head end. The process of melting the fabric that they use definitely works. It took a lot of work to get it all apart. It will be a...
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    Awwww, mann!

    Great! Now I have to take mine apart. With all my advice to you, now I talked myself into hacking mine up. It might take a few days to work up the nerve though. I will let you know how it goes.
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    C'mon, you can do it!

    First, let me give you some justification for taking your HH apart. I am sure that you have gotten your moneys worth out of it. I know you have used it enough to have enjoyed it. Plus, the...
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    I was at REI yesterday and saw these three. They...

    I was at REI yesterday and saw these three. They seemed about the same size and weight. So I checked the stats online. The lightest one is the cheapest, interestingly enough. I think I know which...
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    Almost as addictive as soda can stoves

    I have seen lots of posts like this, but here is another. I started getting interested in the hammock option for light weight camping and of course found this excellent forum. Blah, blah, blah, ......
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    As for hammock related pick up lines. Any...

    As for hammock related pick up lines. Any combination of the words "swing", "hang", or "hung" should do. As in: "My hammock isn't the only thing well hung."

    I appologize that my first post on...
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