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    My machine won't engage the bobbin threader so I...

    My machine won't engage the bobbin threader so I have to do it with a power drill. Haha
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    Thanks for all the replies. Such a hard decision,...

    Thanks for all the replies. Such a hard decision, I want the UQ for the comfort but I really like the thought of the air pad if I do have to go ground. Just wish there was an easy way to go to the...
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    Big Anges Air Core Pad

    Hey guys. I've been using the Big Agnes Lost Ranger and CCF pad combo with great success (down to 38 degrees with no problems) but with Christmas around the corner I'm looking to upgrade. I want the...
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    Just wanted to update now that I've had 5 months...

    Just wanted to update now that I've had 5 months of hammocking since my last post. I still use the BA Lost Ranger and blue ccf pad combo. Its works great I've been down to 38-40 degrees with no...
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    Halloween Stuff Sack

    Figured this matched with the season. I found an old costume Vampire cape, made of pretty strong fabric. Been looking to make a stuff sack for my hammock and bugnet. And this turned out to be just...
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    Here in IL I haven't seen any hammockers yet....

    Here in IL I haven't seen any hammockers yet. Even had a older couple come and ask the lady friend and I about our hammocks. They thought they were some type of cocun. Guess they look kinda like that...
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    I'm a big ridge line fan. I hung my hammock for...

    I'm a big ridge line fan. I hung my hammock for first time with out on, the second hang had a ridge line and I haven't gone back since. Mine is a little shorter than 83%, I like more sag. Although...
  8. Thread: good for back?

    by Gannoli
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    I've never had back pain while sleeping in my...

    I've never had back pain while sleeping in my hammock. Although, I'm only 23 and don't normally have back pain anyways.
  9. Never thought about that. I would imagine that it...

    Never thought about that. I would imagine that it would.
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    Lookin good. I'm having the same problem as Brad,...

    Lookin good. I'm having the same problem as Brad, my walmart stopped selling fabric by the yard, it only comes prepackaged and they only have cotton and like felt.
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    Great looking tarp! Looking to make something...

    Great looking tarp! Looking to make something similar, perhaps with some doors.

    +1 on the tut and +1 for the ridge line length/dimensions
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    Bunk bed as indoor stand

    Hope my bunk bed doesn't come crashing down on me but I hung my hammock from it. Its a lot smaller than my normal hanging distance but I kind of like it. You can see my ridge-line in the pictures,...
  13. Thanks for the videos. Yeah that thread is what...

    Thanks for the videos. Yeah that thread is what got me interested, looks awesome. My plan is to hang my hammock as if it where close to the ground but sleep with myself harnessed in with climbing...
  14. I'm thinking about getting two pairs of buckles....

    I'm thinking about getting two pairs of buckles. Do you know the weight ratings on them? Trying to upgrade from my hardware store welded rings. I want to start hanging in the tree tops and am looking...
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    Was at my buddy's lake house last night instead...

    Was at my buddy's lake house last night instead of crashing on the floor I picked a nice spot by the lake. This is at Lake Whitewater, WI. (Not sure how to rotate the picture :/)
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    I made a bug net using these...

    I made a bug net using these directions but instead of sewing both ends shut I put velcro on one side (from top to bottom). That way I can just unvelcro that side and slide the bug net over.
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    Portable stand? Maybe the TurtleDog...

    Portable stand? Maybe the TurtleDog
  18. I pretty much stick to campgrounds. There's not...

    I pretty much stick to campgrounds. There's not much backpacking in the suburbs of Chicago. Although I would like to get into stealth camping soon.
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    Thanks guys. I was gonna order the webbing in...

    Thanks guys. I was gonna order the webbing in bulk but now I might just some premades from Dutch.
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    Webbing: Sewn loops or tied loops?

    Hey guys,
    I'm looking to upgrade my suspension. Right now I have ratchet tie down straps but they seem to have a lot of stretch so I want to upgrade. I think I'm going to get polyester straps either...
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    That parachute is so sweet. This looked like a...

    That parachute is so sweet. This looked like a lot of fun. Making me want to winter camp for the first time.
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    I'm 6' ~190lbs and I use a ENO Double nest. Its...

    I'm 6' ~190lbs and I use a ENO Double nest. Its the only hammock I've owned but I think it's great, super comfortable.
  23. Thread: One tree hang

    by Gannoli
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: Literally couldn't stop...

    :lol: :lol: :lol: Literally couldn't stop laughing.

    Looks pretty good to me. My only concern, and apparently yours, would be the stake coming out. You could possibly add another line/stake as a...
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    I made a bug net using this technique...

    I made a bug net using this technique (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRoEpK-7SY&feature=youtube_gdata_player) looks like you could do the same with a few modifications to what you have now. I find...
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    Sticky: Great video. I think I'm gonna make an adjustable...

    Great video. I think I'm gonna make an adjustable ridge line with this technique.
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    I'd say make a stand like this:...

    I'd say make a stand like this: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27777

    Or go with Mikeinajeep's walkie talkie idea.
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    I made a bugnet for my DN using this guide ...

    I made a bugnet for my DN using this guide

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRoEpK-7SY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Ended up costing me around $12 in supplies. Maybe you do a combination of...
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    Maybe if she makes you a batch of cookies :lol:

    Maybe if she makes you a batch of cookies :lol:
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    I use the BA Lost Ranger. I'm 6' and got the long...

    I use the BA Lost Ranger. I'm 6' and got the long bag. I have plenty of room, might have been able to fit in a regular but I like the extra wiggle room and sometimes I'll put extra clothes down...
  30. If you're and gonna go with wood make sure the...

    If you're and gonna go with wood make sure the concrete comes up above ground level as to protect the wood from rotting where it enters the ground. We actually are having this problem with our fence,...
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    I'm 6' as well and I just got a ENO double nest....

    I'm 6' as well and I just got a ENO double nest. Fits me well.
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    I'm also new to this but what I heard is you...

    I'm also new to this but what I heard is you measure from where the ridge line will be attached. I have a DN as well and my RL is currently at 93"
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    I just spent my first night in my hammock with...

    I just spent my first night in my hammock with the Lost Ranger and blue ccf Walmart pad and I thought it worked well. I didn't have any problem with the pad moving. I was burning hot though, it was...
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    This is what I use. BA Lost Ranger with a CCF pad...

    This is what I use. BA Lost Ranger with a CCF pad from Walmart. I had no problems with the pad moving although it was very warm at 50 degrees last night.
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    Looks like I nice little project I might have to...

    Looks like I nice little project I might have to try out. Slept in my hammock last night and was way over heated in my sleeping bag. One question, what do you use for bottom insulation in similar...
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    Thanks for the tips. I didn't really want to add...

    Thanks for the tips. I didn't really want to add more grommets, actually already had one pull out the first time I was setting up the tarp.
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    No Center Grommet

    So I picked up a tarp from Harbor Freight today and noticed there is no grommet in the center, only ones in corner and ones half way to the center. I was planning on setting it up in the standard...
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    This is awesome, I never thought to do anything...

    This is awesome, I never thought to do anything like this. There are tons of wooded areas near me here in northern Illinois. And I just got a job doing ecological restoration so I'm in a new forest...
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    If you go to the 4:30 mark in this video there's...

    If you go to the 4:30 mark in this video there's a good demonstration on creating a 'ball' at the end of the hammock to which you can attach your preferred suspension.
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    Thanks for the pointers/comments. I almost got...

    Thanks for the pointers/comments. I almost got the 7'4" x 9'6" camo one but ended up getting the same size Farm quality tarp. Its a little more heavy duty than the camo, so hopefully it lasts me a...
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    I just made one of these over the weekend. Works...

    I just made one of these over the weekend. Works great and I used some left over fabric to make a stuff sack to store it in.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRoEpK-7SY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    Sticky: Hi guys got a few questions. May have already...

    Hi guys got a few questions. May have already been asked somewhere in the 92 pages but after reading the first 22 and the convo switched to which sewing machine to get I figured I'd just ask.

    I...
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    Harbor Freight Tarp

    Just got a catalog from harbor freight with a couple tarps in it. I'm thinking of picking up a 9' 4" x 11' 4" tarp for only $6. Thought it was a pretty good price for my first tarp, just to get me...
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    Do you have the link to the "window pane" video...

    Do you have the link to the "window pane" video you're referencing? I'm interested in watching.
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    This is a great idea,well done. Just curious if...

    This is a great idea,well done. Just curious if you had the link to your original tarp plans, looking to make something similar.
  46. Thread: First Hang

    by Gannoli
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    Congrats on a first successful hang. I'm still...

    Congrats on a first successful hang. I'm still wait to pop my overnight cherry.
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    Thanks. I just used what I had at home and like...

    Thanks. I just used what I had at home and like I said in the video I'm planning on changing to webbing with steel rings. Actually picked up some webbing today, just need to find the rings.
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    First Hammock Setup

    Well I took the plunge and got myself my first hammock. Picked up the ENO double nest from REI at 30% off. Made a short video to explain my setup. Let me know what you guys think or any suggestions...
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    ENO makes a gear hammock you can hang underneath...

    ENO makes a gear hammock you can hang underneath your hammock.
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    Thanks g0bez, I was thinking the same thing...

    Thanks g0bez,

    I was thinking the same thing as far a spare guest or gear hammock. The ENO gear specific hammock costs more. I think I might pick one up at the end of the week , just got an REI...
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