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  1. I am hoping to make it this year. As you know...

    I am hoping to make it this year. As you know the reason I didn't make the 3rd annual was because of our twin boys coming into the world. I am hoping that there Bday of the 26th doesn't interfere...
  2. Thread: Does this count?

    by JToon
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    Just wait till you add an underquilt and sit down...

    Just wait till you add an underquilt and sit down in your hammock but really just sit in the underquilt. Another classic hanger screw up. The one thing hammock goers have over ground dwellers is...
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    Thumbs is right it takes least path of resistance...

    Thumbs is right it takes least path of resistance even if struck by lightening, which is going to be extremely bright and loud. It will travel through the rods and down to the ground not down the...
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    Good laughs. I lay on my covered porch when I...

    Good laughs. I lay on my covered porch when I sleep outside , and everytime I hear the sprinklers start I think I am glad I am not out there.
  5. Fingers crossed, thanks

    Fingers crossed, thanks
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    Right now you have two options take the slide...

    Right now you have two options take the slide down the rabbit hole or keep walking like you never saw it. I have enjoyed the slide myself. I am fairly new to hammock camping my self and made the...
  7. That was quick

    That was quick
  8. So sad I am going to miss this. If I get a...

    So sad I am going to miss this. If I get a chance I will try to come down and visit for the day, but I am pretty sure if I don't have two little guys keeping me up at night I will be on a very short...
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    Welcome to the craziness from the Black Hills of...

    Welcome to the craziness from the Black Hills of SoDak. Can't say I have spent any time in Helena but the time I have spent in Missoula, Kalispell, and Glacier Park I must say the old MT is a great...
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    Sell some plasma, well if you can find a location...

    Sell some plasma, well if you can find a location close to you, I use to get a decent amount of money when I was in college. Two months and you will have your new tarp.;)
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    If car camping a take my sleeping bag (top quilt)...

    If car camping a take my sleeping bag (top quilt) and my 30 degree under quilt. cover with the bag and let the breeze cool your back through the hammock, with your under quilt hooked up but next to...
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    In my experience with the ENO I was having a touh...

    In my experience with the ENO I was having a touh time keeping the bugnet off the ground with the ridgeline approach so I put a set of prusik knots on my tarp ridge line and cut a line down to a...
  13. for the jetboil Ti, ill take it, if it falls...

    for the jetboil Ti, ill take it, if it falls through
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    I am going to try as hard as possible to not be...

    I am going to try as hard as possible to not be here for the 75th as well, thinking about renting the house out and using the money to get out of town.
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    Thanks for the info. That is actually really...

    Thanks for the info. That is actually really impressive.



    Do it while she is gone for a day, and then pretend it never happened. I am sure someone on here can give you a torturial.
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    I am in and am more then happy to cover the 2.50....

    I am in and am more then happy to cover the 2.50. I will take any color, but would be happier if it wasn't purple.
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    I really like how in the lower left hand corner...

    I really like how in the lower left hand corner of one of the pics for the hammock hanger set you have in option one has screws and sheetrock anchors. Who in there right mind would try to hang from...
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    The grand skeeter beater you mentioned earlier is...

    The grand skeeter beater you mentioned earlier is a cheap reasonable hammock, especially for your size. If found on sale they are 25 to 30 before shipping. Now look for a under quilt and tarp in...
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    2) I wish I could have bought that to have at my...

    2) I wish I could have bought that to have at my parents when I visit instead of the 1980s mattress I was conceived on.

    3) touché
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    My wife's family goes "camping" every 4th of July...

    My wife's family goes "camping" every 4th of July weekend and I usually stay outside of the house on wheels in my hammock, unless it is over 85 when I go to bed. Then I succumb to the air...
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    Props to you guys. 1) being married to a...

    Props to you guys. 1) being married to a pregnant beautiful woman right now I don't think she would go for it. 2) I do love my hammock, but feel there is no way it can even come close to my...
  22. Thread: Nice sticker

    by JToon
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    Do I really need a new quilt, not really, but I...

    Do I really need a new quilt, not really, but I would like a nice new sticker. How am I going to explain to my wife that I bought a 200-250 dollar sticker but I got this free quilt with it. Look it...
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    If it is in your parents closet for you to use at...

    If it is in your parents closet for you to use at the cost of oil and thread then yes it is the best machine you can find. All joking aside. From what I have heard you cant go wrong with a older...
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    Depending on what it is made of. I don't know if...

    Depending on what it is made of. I don't know if it is the material or poor contruction of the slap strap, but they are nylon and hav a serious stretch issue. I use polyester straps now and am a...
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    "Need" love it. I have the Dutch titanium hook...

    "Need" love it. I have the Dutch titanium hook on one end and a wasp on the other end of my ridgeline, which is made of lash it. I then have prusik knots with .5 nite ize to my tarp. I have zing...
  26. Thread: Sleeping bag?

    by JToon
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    Poll: I use a sleeping bag, not because it is the best...

    I use a sleeping bag, not because it is the best out there, but because I had it. It is a mummy bag and I do like the option of the hood for when it gets chilly. I guess if I was to look into a...
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    Super Moon at Loch Lomond

    My brother-in-law, two of my wife"s cousins and I went up to spend a couple days at Loch Lomond out side of Idaho Springs, CO. They all thought I was a crazy as none of them had seen my hammock yet...
  28. Isn't that the way it goes. My friend had one of...

    Isn't that the way it goes. My friend had one of these and I liked it as well so bought one on Friday at REI. If it is still available tomorrow I may have to pick up a second. I bet as soon as I...
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    Welcome to the forum from your neighbor state. ...

    Welcome to the forum from your neighbor state. Lots of great formation and even better people here.
  30. I have one this size, but I took 24" off of the...

    I have one this size, but I took 24" off of the width. So it ended up being about 65" wide when I got done sewing the edge on it. I like it for relaxing in the yard not so much for camping. I don't...
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    I see you have atlas straps. Are you using the...

    I see you have atlas straps. Are you using the figure 9 for a different hammock suspension? I don't understand the purpose of the figure 9 with the atlas strap.
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    I don't know if I would return it for a complete...

    I don't know if I would return it for a complete loss. Depending on the straps you got with it. If they are the ENO Atlas straps, which are about 30 dollars, this gives you the small hammock for 10...
  33. Thread: ARGON Sil Nylon

    by JToon
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?94258-ARGON-sil-out-of-stock
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    You ended up buying what I believe is the ENO...

    You ended up buying what I believe is the ENO rest nest. I purchased one from STP about a year ago. Definitely not a sleeping hammock. I leave mine in my rock climbing bag and throw it up when we...
  35. Thread: Noisy Critters

    by JToon
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    I had the most annoying night in my hammock this...

    I had the most annoying night in my hammock this weekend. It started early evening with a couple atvs and a dirt bike running around the state park we were in. The dirt bike shut off at about...
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    I have a new river and it is a great quilt. I...

    I have a new river and it is a great quilt. I have used it probably about 8 or 10 nights and have never had an issue with it. The only downfall of it is that since it is synthetic it doesn't pack...
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    Did you put the bag under you or hang it under...

    Did you put the bag under you or hang it under your hammock. To stay warm a underquilt is the best insulation to stay warm in a hammock, IMHO, there is some fiddle factor with a underquilt to make...
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    FS: Man, I should have read all the way to the bottom...

    Man, I should have read all the way to the bottom before researching the stove and pot and getting all excited about the I'll take it just to find out I am late. Nice grab.
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    I would scream the sacred words if I didn't stand...

    I would scream the sacred words if I didn't stand at 6'4". I am pretty sure it might be just a touch small for me.
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    This is kind of the design I was talking about. ...

    This is kind of the design I was talking about. The only difference is there was a cinch on the bottom as well.

    http://sticksblog.com/hammockin/2932-2/
    ...
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    Forum member for over 6 months and first hang?...

    Forum member for over 6 months and first hang? :laugh: I am glad to hear you have taken the plunge, if you are like me you will never look back.
  42. I am still on my first roll of thread. But maybe...

    I am still on my first roll of thread. But maybe someday I will get to the end of it. If I keep measuring incorrectly I will be to the end of this roll of thread sooner then anticipated.
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    I have gotten a good laugh at all of the great...

    I have gotten a good laugh at all of the great explanations on the slap straps. The slap strap concept is not pointless, the slap strap themselves are. As people are saying they stretch terribly. ...
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    i prefer the black as well. I have a question to...

    i prefer the black as well. I have a question to add to this thread though. I like the feel of the ENO bug net I have, it seems softer then the no see um I purchased from quest outfitters. Does...
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    I have seen a plan for, maybe I dreamt it, but...

    I have seen a plan for, maybe I dreamt it, but can no longer find it. It was a fronkey style with the cinch cord on the bottom, but in stead of taper cutting and sewing both sides you only taper cut...
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    Looks pretty nice there. I do have a question...

    Looks pretty nice there. I do have a question though. Looking at picture 4, I have always run my strap through the loop on the end. Is the biner just for making it quicker?
  47. Thread: Janome 612?

    by JToon
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    For bike chains I use a straight 10 weight oil,...

    For bike chains I use a straight 10 weight oil, sparingly. The only reason I have went to this is because Beechcraft runs it on their King Air landing gear chain which is just a double bicycle...
  48. Thread: Janome 612?

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    Awsome. May I suggest lubing it with automatic...

    Awsome. May I suggest lubing it with automatic transmission fluid. You can call me crazy but it is what I use. I mix 5w20 Mobil 1 and mercon dexron tranny fluid 50/50. The Mobil has high wear...
  49. Thread: Funny Story

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    Oh I remeber the days when my wife would have...

    Oh I remeber the days when my wife would have done something like this for me. Give it time buddy, now I hear what did you get now. Did you really need it. Don't get me wrong she is awsome it is...
  50. Mason line has a considerable amount of stretch. ...

    Mason line has a considerable amount of stretch. I know that when you string it for construction purposes you can pull what seems a good couple feet of stretch in a 50 to 60 foot piece. This is not...
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