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  1. Thread: Stake Boom

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    Not sure that I am exactly picturing what you are...

    Not sure that I am exactly picturing what you are describing (sounds like a variation of a klemhiest knot). I have never had an issue with a line slipping off using my current pin system. Given the...
  2. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I use them every time I use my stand (probably...

    I use them every time I use my stand (probably 6-8 nights a year). I also made a set for my wife's girl scout program to provide a simple way to stake out their flag pole. It makes for very easy...
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    That looks like a fun trip in the making. Always...

    That looks like a fun trip in the making. Always enjoyed horse camping.
  4. Thread: Down

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    If you can also teach them to flap all night, you...

    If you can also teach them to flap all night, you may have solved the treeless hang as well. Now that is dual purposing. (maybe they can carry your pack too)
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    Welcome to another Montana hanger. Perhaps we...

    Welcome to another Montana hanger. Perhaps we will cross paths on a trail one day.
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    That suggests that when you originally hang the...

    That suggests that when you originally hang the hammock your suspension lines are at or near the recommended 30* angle. When you get in that angle is increasing way past 30* and the distance between...
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    FS: I'll take it. Can't have too many fly rods....

    I'll take it. Can't have too many fly rods. Please PM Paypal info.
  8. A beautiful picture of the Sand Dunes that you...

    A beautiful picture of the Sand Dunes that you may enjoy.
  9. The condition of the road always changes, but you...

    The condition of the road always changes, but you shouldn't have an issue with an Explorer (depending on the time of year). You don't need a lot of traction for the sand, more flotation. The issue...
  10. Love the Sand Dunes. Probably been there over 500...

    Love the Sand Dunes. Probably been there over 500 times. Never actually camped in the park though.

    Pinion Flats does not have a ton of trees and I doubt you will be able to hang from them. There...
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    With the level that hammock "floats" with that...

    With the level that hammock "floats" with that 80# girl on it, I don't think it would stand much of a chance holding me. Besides, who wants to float away during the night. I might never find my pack.
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    I originally put this pictures in the wrong...

    I originally put this pictures in the wrong thread. Oh well, I'll double up.

    Here are two variations of my stand in use. One as a single end with a tree and the other in a field with not a tree to...
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    Is there a limit to the number of entries? Here...

    Is there a limit to the number of entries? Here is one using a tensegrity stand a camporee. I have one of when I setup in a cattle loading shoot somewhere, if I can find it.
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    Here are two variations of my stand stand in use....

    Here are two variations of my stand stand in use. One as a single end with a tree and the other in a field with not a tree to be found.
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    Welcome, Nick. Your gear progression sounds...

    Welcome, Nick. Your gear progression sounds familiar.

    "This setup is perfect." Then immediately begin looking around, "how can I improve it?" :lol:
  16. If you feel like making out to the Rockies, we...

    If you feel like making out to the Rockies, we have Yellowstone, Glacier, and a myriad of forests and wilderness areas for hiking and camping. There is such a variety of terrain, adventure, and...
  17. WITHDRAWN: Ill take the Kodak Playsport zx5 camera

    Ill take the Kodak Playsport zx5 camera
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    I thought you had taken DIY to a whole new level...

    I thought you had taken DIY to a whole new level and made a wife! 😃

    The quilt looks good.
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    SOLD: I'll take it, per PM

    I'll take it, per PM
  20. Thread: Ripstop 1.9?

    by Alamosa
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    I don't think either of those are nylon or...

    I don't think either of those are nylon or polyester ripstop like you want for a camping hammock.
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    Are those bar-tacks going across the webbing? I...

    Are those bar-tacks going across the webbing? I wonder if the dynamic stretch of the webbing drives the type of stitch used. Any stitching going along the length of the webbing would be stretched...
  22. Thread: Ripstop 1.9?

    by Alamosa
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    The fabric in the picture looks like canvas...

    The fabric in the picture looks like canvas material to me - probably cotton. That would make it much heavier and probably not as strong as the "plasticly" feeling ripstop. It would likely rot out as...
  23. I am planning on setting this up so that I can...

    I am planning on setting this up so that I can use 1.25" conduit as the uprights. Notch the tops so that I can drop in a 1" cross bar. I will most likely need to extend the length with a connector to...
  24. If you use a top bar between the two posts, you...

    If you use a top bar between the two posts, you could use a much lighter pipe for the posts.
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    Although this sub-forum is setup to discuss...

    Although this sub-forum is setup to discuss Warbonnet's products and related topics, it is not controlled by Warbonnet and is not an official link to the company. Certainly an interesting discussion...
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    Thanks for sharing. That is a beautiful area....

    Thanks for sharing. That is a beautiful area. Based on the quilts in the closing shots, it looks you were really prepared for some cold weather.
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    I would have to say the biggest mistake I have...

    I would have to say the biggest mistake I have made would have to be buying all the DIY materials instead of just buying from the cottage vendors to begin with. Many dollars and hours later, I still...
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    It depends somewhat on the type of tarp you are...

    It depends somewhat on the type of tarp you are using and other conditions.

    For a simple hex tarp (summer), I definitely want the wind coming from the side so the tarp will block it. It is usually...
  29. Thread: Cinch Hook

    by Alamosa
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    Thanks Dutch, I assumed it was a lot easier for...

    Thanks Dutch, I assumed it was a lot easier for me to combine two pictures that for you to combine two completely different concepts. Always fun to see the discussion and innovations.
  30. Thread: Cinch Hook

    by Alamosa
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    I simply merged a couple of the pictures from...

    I simply merged a couple of the pictures from Dutch's site. Not titanium experience here.



    Not even that advanced, I just use the Snag-it editor.
  31. Thread: Cinch Hook

    by Alamosa
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    The usage would be very similar to the ADutchable...

    The usage would be very similar to the ADutchable Clip, but I think the cinch buckle adjustment would be simpler to use while wrapping the hugger around the tree.
  32. Thread: Cinch Hook

    by Alamosa
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    Cinch Hook

    What if a cinch buckle were combined with hooks (like the bridge hooks) to be used along with speed hooks. The basic idea would be a

    1) The amsteel line for the speed hook would be attached to the...
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    I have one and love it, but that is a deal I...

    I have one and love it, but that is a deal I can't pass up. I'll take it.
  34. Especially for your scout, I would suggest a...

    Especially for your scout, I would suggest a strap suspension. Something like:

    Dutch's cinch buckle straps (with dutch clips or use carabiners). You would want the amsteel loops for after the HH...
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    It will come in a big bag with the entire amount...

    It will come in a big bag with the entire amount you order. At least for my 2# and 3# orders.
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    Nice bit of boulder hopping there. Thanks for...

    Nice bit of boulder hopping there. Thanks for sharing.
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    Sounds like a great trip - good people, good...

    Sounds like a great trip - good people, good food, good times. That bear spray incident is a bummer. I have heard how painful that can be. Nice video though.

    Liked the camp setup. It reminded be...
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    Don't underestimate the value of a plain old...

    Don't underestimate the value of a plain old scarf. Wrapped around your neck during the day and can easily be used across the face at night. Cap, balaclava, and scarf provide a lot of flexibility and...
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    By the pound, you can order from -...

    By the pound, you can order from - http://www.downlinens.com/products/premium-washed-down

    I have been happy with my orders.
  40. Thread: Improvisation

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    On a canoe trip, we stopped on an island that is...

    On a canoe trip, we stopped on an island that is well under the high-water mark for the river. The foliage is regularly washed away. The island had a pretty dense covering of willows that were all...
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    I bought a walking foot used it for a number of...

    I bought a walking foot used it for a number of projects this summer, including quilts. It was much easier than my consumer machines. However, keep in mind that sewing nylon is like sewing greased...
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    Thanks for your feedback everyone. I am getting...

    Thanks for your feedback everyone. I am getting more interested in trying a bridge everyday.
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    What about the sounds of these fabrics? They are...

    What about the sounds of these fabrics? They are being compared to cotton and silk for feel, but are they quiet like cotton and silk when they are rubbed together? Natural fibers tend to be very...
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    Question for bridge hammock users

    In all the models and pictures I have seen, I have never seen any kind of ridgeline on a bridge hammock and i am wondering why. It seems like it would be as beneficial as on a traditional hammock. I...
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    I made a top-quilt this summer and used an...

    I made a top-quilt this summer and used an inverted taco method. The main shell was built with a taper which I folded into an inverted U-shape. I then used a rectangular piece that I sewed in a...
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    Had to re-read that one to be sure I saw the...

    Had to re-read that one to be sure I saw the temps correctly. Especially since I had to break out the scraper to clean the frost off the windshielv before going to work on Friday.
  47. Is the Boiler the anodized aluminum model?

    Is the Boiler the anodized aluminum model?
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    I'll take it. PM sent.

    I'll take it. PM sent.
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    Thanks for the sale, but I would suggest that you...

    Thanks for the sale, but I would suggest that you adjust either your inventory practice or commerce software to support future sales. I filled out a cart on Friday with items that I was interested...
  50. DownLinens.com has a 20% off sale going through 4/11

    Received a notice this morning that entering code "FREEDOM20" during checkout will get you this discount. They also have free shipping.

    I've had difficulties navigating to their bulk down page...
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