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    I haven't had any problems with bugs, and I have...

    I haven't had any problems with bugs, and I have been out lots of times when they were out. It closes up just fine once you are in and your feet are off to the side.
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    Here are some pics of the Green Lantern for you. ...

    Here are some pics of the Green Lantern for you. I tried to take all kinds for you, and I hope these help.
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    The slit does need to be longer than you would...

    The slit does need to be longer than you would think. I first cut mine short, and it ripped on me the first time I tried it out. I reworked it, by making it long all the way to my rear end, and now...
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    Here is the thread talking about my DIY bottom...

    Here is the thread talking about my DIY bottom entry hammock. Weight and easiness are big things for me, so when I needed a bug net, and didn't want to carry my Claytor or my HH, I decided to make...
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    Poll: I put fold, but all I really do with my hammock...

    I put fold, but all I really do with my hammock is roll it up really small with my webbing and then stuff it in my pack. I usually leave my Underquilt attached, and if it is on, then I roll it up...
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    Looks good, and a really good job on the sewing. ...

    Looks good, and a really good job on the sewing. I know that it should keep you plenty warm to 20*, so have fun trying it out!
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    Welcome Phil, Sounds like you have the basics...

    Welcome Phil,

    Sounds like you have the basics down, and you will learn a lot hanging for a month in Sweden. Have a great hang :)
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    Ok here are the pics ;) I have it in a Sil Stuff...

    Ok here are the pics ;) I have it in a Sil Stuff sack, but it isn't stuffed by far and compresses very nicely.
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    10oz Summer quilt

    I guys, I haven't posted in some time, but I made a new quilt a few weeks ago for Summer and it is working out great.

    I made it using 1.1oz ripstop and then by cutting off a very thin layer...
  10. Thread: tarp size

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    I have an 8'X10' tarp and a 10X12, and for some...

    I have an 8'X10' tarp and a 10X12, and for some reason I always carry the 10X12. It only weighs a few ounces more, and the extra coverage is great. I say go with the bigger.
  11. I like Cat Cuts, but that is because I have a...

    I like Cat Cuts, but that is because I have a wife that sews them for me. I can sew a silnylon tarp in about 15 minutes, but do not ask me to hem cat curves. If you are a beginner DIYer and do not...
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    Hey East, I have a lot of that same material,...

    Hey East,

    I have a lot of that same material, but I have never made a hammock from it. I thought once that I would make a double layer one, but I have so many hammocks that I didn't waste my...
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    Sounds like yall had a great time, I wish that I...

    Sounds like yall had a great time, I wish that I could have made it. Burning Cedar is a great guy to have around. Can't wait for the pics :)
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    Thanks, it has been a long time :)

    Thanks, it has been a long time :)
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    It was with a single layer 5oz Climashield Under...

    It was with a single layer 5oz Climashield Under quilt, and with a single layer 5oz Climashield top quilt. I also has my 10X12 cat tarp pitched low with both ends closed up to keep the wind out.
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    Base layer thermals, moisture wicking shirt,...

    Base layer thermals, moisture wicking shirt, windproof fleece with hood on, acrylic beanie, gloves, wool socks, and nylon convertible hiking pants.
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    My low with a single layer of 5oz Climashield XP...

    My low with a single layer of 5oz Climashield XP is 16*F. That is with a car windshield sun deflector as a pad, and then of course my clothes, but I stayed plenty warm all night long.
  18. I only tack quilt my top quilts, my under quilt I...

    I only tack quilt my top quilts, my under quilt I just sew the edges and hang it underneath. I have had no problem with this set up now for 3 years. My top quilt would probably be fine without it,...
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    I am soo sorry that I missed this thread. I love...

    I am soo sorry that I missed this thread. I love the Buffalo and have hiked ithe BRT now a lot of times. I just got back home from a group hike of the Eagle Rock Loop and there were a lot of us...
  20. Thread: Pink!

    by Preacha Man
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    My wife has pink 1" seatbelt polyester from...

    My wife has pink 1" seatbelt polyester from strapworks for her suspension ;)

    Dwight
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    Any way you want, that is a lot of room for two...

    Any way you want, that is a lot of room for two people. I use a 10X12, and my son and I fit under it very nicely. Most of the time we use 2 trees, side by side, but it works well with 3 trees too. ...
  22. http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/7/8/d...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/7/8/dsc00084_thumb.jpg This pic is my son's and I's hammocks hung side by side using the same 2 trees.
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    How about tyvek, or .7mm plastic? Both are cheap...

    How about tyvek, or .7mm plastic? Both are cheap and waterproof.
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    I had my ipod with me on this hike, and I never...

    I had my ipod with me on this hike, and I never used it, I just sang to myself. I am preparing for another hike of this size, but I have to wait for the weather around here to settle down, we have...
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    I was using my well broken in Saucony trail...

    I was using my well broken in Saucony trail runners, with liners and smart wool socks. Yes, next time I will be using my Injinji socks as liners and my smart wool as outers ;). I will also use my...
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    Let me know how breathable it is. I have always...

    Let me know how breathable it is. I have always wondered, but I thought that I would still be in a bath of my own sweat :scared:. I like the width though.

    Dwight
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    Gunn, I use an ULA Conduit as well, and I...

    Gunn,

    I use an ULA Conduit as well, and I use 5oz. Climashield XP quilts. They and my hammock take up about half of my pack, and my base pack weight is 8-9 pounds. You can look in my...
  28. I have done parts of the Old River Trail, but...

    I have done parts of the Old River Trail, but only in the fall when the water levels are lower. It is a great trail, just watch out for water moccasins this time of year and in the Summer.

    East...
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    Sounds great, the Buffalo River is one of my...

    Sounds great, the Buffalo River is one of my favorite Backpacking spots. Great trips!

    Dwight
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    It will keep water off of you for a while,...

    It will keep water off of you for a while, especially if it has a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) added to it, but eventually it will start to leak. If you are worried about cost or availability, you...
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    I posted it,and here it is....

    I posted it,and here it is.

    Dwight
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    Pretty easy, 2 pieces of fabric, Climashield...

    Pretty easy, 2 pieces of fabric, Climashield inbetween, all sewed together :)

    I cannot remember the dimensions off hand (Maybe 72"X42"-48"). The ends have a channel sewn in so that some shockcord...
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    I was totally off base. A long time ago a person...

    I was totally off base. A long time ago a person posted that they made knotted net hammocks, but after searching and searching I cannot find those posts. Sorry?

    Dwight
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    It is a ripstop bottom, with netting sewed on...

    It is a ripstop bottom, with netting sewed on top. It is the one in my gallery, in the gallery pic, it has my UQ attached to it.

    Here is a fixed link to the thread, sorry

    Dwight
  35. That is my favorite part as well. Buffalo...

    That is my favorite part as well. Buffalo Adventures is a really gret place, everyone speaks well of them on Arkansasbackcountry.com. I hope you have fun on your hike, stay safe.

    Dwight
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    I made this one the other day....

    I made this one the other day. I sewed the bug netting to the hammock body itself (only on the sides though), and then cut a slit in the middle to make it a bottom entry like an HH. I then ran a...
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    hung up on my hammock line. dwight

    hung up on my hammock line.

    dwight
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    I am glad that you got a chance to try out the...

    I am glad that you got a chance to try out the hammock, I am glad that it worked out for you.

    Dwight
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    My son and I hang all the time in our 10X12 Cat...

    My son and I hang all the time in our 10X12 Cat Tarp that my wife makes. We have hung side by side using the same trees, and using 3 trees. We have plenty of coverage, and I wouldn't be afraid to...
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    5oz Climashield XP is great stuff, I have yet to...

    5oz Climashield XP is great stuff, I have yet to be cold in my quilt set that my wife has made me. Sounds and looks like a good time.

    Dwight
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    If I am by myself and in the Summer with little...

    If I am by myself and in the Summer with little rain predicted, I like an 8X10. That said, I almost always carry my 10X12 ;)

    Dwight
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    I carry one as a frame for my ULA Conduit, and if...

    I carry one as a frame for my ULA Conduit, and if I need to, I put it in my Underquilt to give me a little more inulation. It is not substantial, but it works great in the Summer all by itself for...
  43. When I did my yo-yo there was water everywhere,...

    When I did my yo-yo there was water everywhere, but I was moving fast. All the campgrounds have water faucets, and all the creeks/streams are filled right now. There is probably a lot of run off...
  44. I have heard that Buffalo Adventures are realy...

    I have heard that Buffalo Adventures are realy good and cheap! I have never used a shuttle before, but my friends used these people a few months ago and were really happy. I think they charged $30,...
  45. Kyles to Ponca is 9.8 miles. It is not a loop,...

    Kyles to Ponca is 9.8 miles. It is not a loop, so you would have to back track, but that would make 19.2 miles. If you PM me your email address, I will send you a BRT spreadsheet that on of my...
  46. You could start at Kyles Landing and do a loop to...

    You could start at Kyles Landing and do a loop to Ponca and back. You could do a hike from Boxely to Erbie, or Ponca to Pruitt. I love this trail because the options are limitless. The power...
  47. I just finished yo-yoing the trail in 3 days a...

    I just finished yo-yoing the trail in 3 days a few weeks ago. It has all been nicely cleared, but my favorite part would be Steel Creek to Kyles. How many miles are you planning? Would you need a...
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    The Green Lantern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey guys,

    Here is a pic of my new DIY bugnet hammock. I made it a bottom entry so that I wouldn't have to sew a zipper on it. It weighs next to nothing, but I have not officially weighed it yet....
  49. Poll: I accidentally voted wrong too. I use my 10X12...

    I accidentally voted wrong too. I use my 10X12 cat tarp all year, especially if I am with my son. I have been thinking about carrying my 8X10 this summer though, but that will only be when I am...
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    Looks good, and it looks like it was harder to...

    Looks good, and it looks like it was harder to post all those links than to make the tarp. After a while Cat cuts are not that hard anymore. The real fun comes from roll hemming the entire thing...
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