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    It would appear that this new hammock is the...

    It would appear that this new hammock is the grown up version...the original was super tiny...a 7' long bed and pretty narrow. This new one is 9' long and eliminates those annoying corded ends; I...
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    I bought a Moskito hammock (small one with rope...

    I bought a Moskito hammock (small one with rope ends) in early 2005 as something to get me into hammocking to see if I'd like it. It quickly fell apart and had only a 7' long bed. Since then, I've...
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    That first Byer hammock you posted may fall apart...

    That first Byer hammock you posted may fall apart soon after you purchase it. A better one from them, and at a great price tag, is this one:

    https://www.byerofmaine.com/moskito-kakoon-hammock.html...
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    Kakoon Hammock

    Greetings!

    Dan with Byer of Maine graciously sent me a warranty replacement for my old Moskito hammock, but upgraded it to the new Kakoon Moskito hammock at no extra charge. I wanted to give Dan a...
  5. My experience is different as well. The black is...

    My experience is different as well. The black is always softer than any of the other colors. I've ordered several 600' foot spools of this stuff and it's always the same story for me. The colored...
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    I'v'd been using reflectix for years in lieu of...

    I'v'd been using reflectix for years in lieu of an underquilt or a camping pad due to its relative cheapness and effectiveness. Yes, it's a vapor barrier. If moisture has no way to escape it will...
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    Don't have a dangerbird, however I can comment on...

    Don't have a dangerbird, however I can comment on the single vs doublelayer. Some feel the double layer helps prevent mosquito bites, though I've yet to have a mosquito bite me through either 1.1 or...
  8. Amsteel.

    I have red, black, and green. There was another post that addressed this. I believe the dye affects the feeling of the material. The black is very pliable, while the colored versions of Amsteel-Blue...
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    Byer's

    $45 really isn't a bad price for an entry level hammock. I paid about $30 for my original Moskito hammock from Byer's back in '05. I bought it for the exact reason you stated this new one is decent:...
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    Camo Sil

    Any new developments in getting some camo sil in stock? I recently found the website and am lovin' the great prices on the sil 1sts!
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    reflectix is a great option

    I've had quite a bit of success using just reflectix. I actually stopped using my thermarest pad (the orange lightweight version) in favor of using the reflectix you pick up at the hardware store in...
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    I've been splicing the amsteel to the buckles for...

    I've been splicing the amsteel to the buckles for a few years now and haven't experience any webbing slippage caused by angle shift of the buckles. The amsteel gets a firm grip and my weave has done...
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    Got it!

    Got mine in late last week, finally! Went out the next day in between rain storms and set it up. I made the mods before hand: xtra cords to maintain correct distance between struts and anchors &...
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    I have the struts set up, that part was easy, but...

    I have the struts set up, that part was easy, but the rain outside will have to subside before I can do anything else. So for now, I'll have to contend with being confused by your 'hour glass'...
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    Finally Arrived!

    It felt like I was waiting forever to receive the Handy Hammock since I received notification that it was shipped. I won't be able to set it up until next week, but will take pictures (and can't...
  16. Sticky: Hair ties are too weak---and I do have long hair,...

    Hair ties are too weak---and I do have long hair, have for over three decades now; the elasticity of all hair ties are too low to handle the kind of stress imposed by tarps to be effective at all....
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    I just sent my 'handy hammock' order! We'll have...

    I just sent my 'handy hammock' order! We'll have to organize a 'handy hammock hang' one of these days! :D
  18. The only reason I can think of for reverting back...

    The only reason I can think of for reverting back to a pad is if you're a hiker who's found himself in a place devoid of anything to hang from so has to set everything up for sleeping on the ground. ...
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    Okay, not a group buy, but I'm still in for a...

    Okay, not a group buy, but I'm still in for a "Red Handy Hammock system plus 2 connector-sets" $138, just one will do for me. PM sent a few minutes ago.
  20. Wish I could stop by, but I'm working my...

    Wish I could stop by, but I'm working my 7-straight night shift this week! :( I'm in the appliance section at the Lowe's around the corner--if you get a chance stop by and say hi!:shades:

    While...
  21. Though I can't make this one due to the short...

    Though I can't make this one due to the short notice (stuck at work!) :( I only live a 7 minute drive from this campground and would be interested in attending one perhaps later this summer.
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  22. Thread: Maine Hang

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    Thomas Point Beach is right around the corner...

    Thomas Point Beach is right around the corner from me, and I work a mere three minutes away from the park. Unfortunately, with such short notice my work is also going to prevent me from attending...
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    Welcome to the group! I don't get on here as...

    Welcome to the group! I don't get on here as often as I'd like, and thought I'd do a quick search for other Mainers tonight and found you. I'm in the Brunswick area and moved here three years ago...
  24. Hi Danny! Welcome to the group. I'm sure you'll...

    Hi Danny! Welcome to the group. I'm sure you'll find this site, as I have, extremely informative and inspirational. There's an incredible amount of innovation going on at any one time in these...
  25. Thread: Maine Hang

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    I'm in the midcoast area right now myself and...

    I'm in the midcoast area right now myself and would be interested in attending any hang going on later this summer. May be hiking & camping around moosehead lake in August (or a similar location).
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    I've certainly had my fair share of sappy pine...

    I've certainly had my fair share of sappy pine trees. I scrape off the sap with a dead stick and save it for firestarting later. Then I rub the sap with dirt to make a non-stick surface my strap can...
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    I use the SMC snow stakes for staking into snow....

    I use the SMC snow stakes for staking into snow. They work great and I've been using them for years in deep mountain snow. I got mine originally from REI several years ago, and it looks like REI is...
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    As a Virgo (if you believe in such things), I...

    As a Virgo (if you believe in such things), I tend to be a perfectionist. Stress or not, I don't want to look at something that ain't perty. :D Aside from that, I'm working on a super secret...
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    I generally avoid pins altogether nowadays. If...

    I generally avoid pins altogether nowadays. If anything, I will use the little plastic fabric clamps quilters use if I need to hold something together. Otherwise, once I've got the fabric fed into...
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    No issues whatsoever doing something like making...

    No issues whatsoever doing something like making quilts or even sewing onto itself; just when I run the mesh through a folder it gets a little difficult to get a perfect fold in it...

    I'm using...
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    Sewing No-See-Um Mesh

    I'm wondering if any sew-savvy/thread-injecting wizards have any tips for sewing no-see-um mesh? Specifically in using the mesh with folders and other such devices. I've been told to lessen the foot...
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    Not sure if you're still searching for a machine,...

    Not sure if you're still searching for a machine, but a local sewing machine repair shop should be able to help you get what you need to set yourself up without putting much $$ into it. A simple...
  33. Looks like you solved your problem with the...

    Looks like you solved your problem with the Harbor Freight purchase, but thought I'd chime in on the REI webbing. I used to buy their 30' packs of 1" tubular nylon webbing and they work great,...
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    I was thinking this same thing, recently. There...

    I was thinking this same thing, recently. There have been prototype hammocks ('Just Jeff' has a picture of one on his site) and others that have down/synthetic underquilts built into them and there...
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    The hammock is so comfy the last thing I want is...

    The hammock is so comfy the last thing I want is to feel pain by falling out of it! I'm in the habit of grabbing the hammock and leaning my weight into it to make sure the cords are gripping the...
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    I have the dritz loop turner but never had any...

    I have the dritz loop turner but never had any luck using it on amsteel (trouble pulling it back through with the other end attached). I have resigned to using it for turning tubes inside out and...
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    I use a splicing wand from byron toss and...

    I use a splicing wand from byron toss and upgraded the tension knob to a quick release. The tool is awesome. It slides right into amsteel and splices like it's nobody's business. Whoopie slings take...
  38. Thread: Needle size

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    Just wanted to throw a couple bits in on...

    Just wanted to throw a couple bits in on selecting needle size. I have a chart from a thread manufacturer I use that has a list of recommended needle sizes based on thread size. With a little...
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    Ramblinrev, a video on a welt style button hole...

    Ramblinrev, a video on a welt style button hole using a straight stitch would be great. I'm interested, and I'm sure many other folks are too!
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    I know this is an old thread, but wanted to point...

    I know this is an old thread, but wanted to point out that if you have a straight-stitch industrial sewing machine you can still have your button holes with the use of an attachment.

    Check out...
  41. Older machines are great. They used more metal in...

    Older machines are great. They used more metal in them! You might be fine if you check the machine's timing and replace the needle bar if it's bent--some home machine dealers sell their parts for...
  42. What's your model of industrial sewing machine? ...

    What's your model of industrial sewing machine?

    Depending on your model I'd be more inclined to spend the $$ to fix the industrial machine. If I understood correctly, you got bird nesting on the...
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    I tend to handle my materials too much while...

    I tend to handle my materials too much while sewing it up so I always get at least a little fraying. Hot cutting just removes having to deal with it.

    Where'd you get the Engel attachment? Any...
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    You know, I've been meeting to stop by the...

    You know, I've been meeting to stop by the DeLorme bldg. every time I drive by the place on Hwy 295!
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    At least with a hammock stand you can break it...

    At least with a hammock stand you can break it down and pack it away without having to worry about tearing your house (or rental) apart. Do a search on Craigslist...I've been finding a ton of hammock...
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    I tried a few pen-style soldering irons which...

    I tried a few pen-style soldering irons which ended up being too low in wattage. 40+ watts is good, but what I picked up is a 130 watt Weller style soldering iron. Lowe's has a kit, complete with...
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    Most of the time, at least in the evening, I'll...

    Most of the time, at least in the evening, I'll just put the pack down on a small pad just below my hammock so it's within easy reach in case I need something in the middle of the night. I have been...
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    The Fever

    I caught the splicing fever earlier this year. I got it so bad I had to get me one of them Byron splicing wands and now splicing amsteel is as quick and simple as sleeping in a hammock. I even...
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    @Deadphans: forgot to answer your question about...

    @Deadphans: forgot to answer your question about common grounds! I've been eyeing that fair since I got here in 2010. I was going to rent a booth there when I was managing a garden center in...
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    Thanks..

    everyone for the warm welcome! Glad to see so much activity here and from all over the place. :)

    @Olddog: Definitely interested in any group hang. Frankfort's just a stone's skip away from where...
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