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  1. I added a pad pocket to my ENO DN and have used a...

    I added a pad pocket to my ENO DN and have used a variety of mats in there. One really cold camping trip I used a partially inflated Exped DownMAt 9 in there and it worked great. Don't know about...
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    One gallon white Tropicana OJ bottle on a strap....

    One gallon white Tropicana OJ bottle on a strap. Not real obvious what's in the bottle if you can't go empty it in the AM and a wide mouth to use.
    You can use a carabiner to hook it on one of the...
  3. Look for my reply / follow up

    Thanks for the reminder. Total success story. Look for my post on the thread.
  4. OK, so fast forward to the present. I had a Navy...

    OK, so fast forward to the present.
    I had a Navy orthopedic surgeon that pretty much does all knees and hips every day.

    Left knee replaced Dec 2012

    Two months later to the day, Right knee...
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    I started using PayPal when we were stationed...

    I started using PayPal when we were stationed overseas and I had to use the Post Office for all my shipping. Did a lot of shopping on Ebay because you could find sellers that would ship by the Post...
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    There are a lot of other alternatives to...

    There are a lot of other alternatives to melatonin.
    Benadryl or dramamine knocks some people out.

    L-Tryptophan, GABA, 5-HTP, Phenibut ( β-Phenyl-γ-aminobutyric acid ) work for some people as...
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    1st night for me is always difficult with new...

    1st night for me is always difficult with new sounds and sensations.
    The following nights are better, but I never sleep as soundly for a long a periods through the entire night like I do at home....
  8. I'll second the Lawson Equipment stuff. Works...

    I'll second the Lawson Equipment stuff. Works great!
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    I've been using polypro webbing from this seller...

    I've been using polypro webbing from this seller for most all of my hammocking time.
    They have it in 1.5, 2, 3 & 4 inch sizes....
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    Another fan of the adjustable RL. I don't use...

    Another fan of the adjustable RL. I don't use the same distance depending on how long I have to make my suspension straps off of the trees for some reason.
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    Get the one made for your machine, by the company...

    Get the one made for your machine, by the company that made your machine.
    I got a rolled hem foot for my Brother machine off of Ebay to save money. At least it was suppossed to be the one for my...
  12. As for amsteel, try looking for the lightweight...

    As for amsteel, try looking for the lightweight lines the boaters use. Might be called Spectra or Dyneema. Marine Supply stores should carry it or be able to get it.
    Wicked strong. 1/8th inch line...
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    I use poly pro straps on the trees so my setup...

    I use poly pro straps on the trees so my setup has 2 SMC descending rings there like in the picture.
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    Colorful Tye Dye Hammocks

    Not for our stealth hanging types.
    How about tie dye hammocks?

    http://www.hippiehammocks.com/

    Now if only they made tarps!
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    Nice vacation hammocks

    Not what most of us hammock with, but I'd be glad to force myself to use one of these hammocks in these locations.

    ...
  16. Thread: Tree size.

    by dkperdue
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    I'm with Scryan- If I can't get it to move...

    I'm with Scryan- If I can't get it to move appreciably, then I would hang from it.
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    Hygiene on the trail

    Look for this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/****-Woods-Second-Edition-Environmentally/dp/0898156270

    In the Marines, we normally had a list of "madatory" items in the load-out.
    In the real world,...
  18. I was using a Snugpak Jungle Bag for a TQ in 39...

    I was using a Snugpak Jungle Bag for a TQ in 39 degree weather. It is rectangular and worked great.
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    If you are a girl, then why the Eagle Scout 2013...

    If you are a girl, then why the Eagle Scout 2013 handle?
    Since only guys can be Eagle Scouts?
  20. Guide Gear Emergency Shelter tarps on sale for $19.99

    Just got the email on this .
    Bargain Outfitters (Sportsmans Guide clearance branch) has the Guide Gear Emergency Shelter tarps on sale for $19.99.


    First, try the item number I list below to see...
  21. Thread: Downmat 7

    by dkperdue
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    My Downmat 9 does OK with no more than 50% fill....

    My Downmat 9 does OK with no more than 50% fill.
    The full length UQ from Wilderness Logics is easier to use though. Don't have to mess with inflating, deflating, etc.
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    A Gordian knot works great to secure just about...

    A Gordian knot works great to secure just about anything.
  23. Thread: memory foam?

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    I used a 4" memory foam pad in a small tent...

    I used a 4" memory foam pad in a small tent trailer I have. In cold Wx ( freezing and below) it goes like Ironfish says- stiff, and doesn't bounce back. Also I found it to be very cold, sort of like...
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    I got my lightweight UQ from DP gear. A couple of...

    I got my lightweight UQ from DP gear. A couple of minor custom mods and I've used it comfortably into the mid and low 40's.
    No problems with them.
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    I've found the hemming roller foot to be very...

    I've found the hemming roller foot to be very useful in the hammock projects so far. Get the one for your machine, as the generic ones from EBay that say they work for your brand might not.
    I have...
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    I modified my ENO Double Nest with a pad pocket...

    I modified my ENO Double Nest with a pad pocket and have used my DownMat in it a couple of times. I only partially inflate it so that it conforms more to me and the hammock. Works well.
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    A friend of mine was an Army Ranger, and he said...

    A friend of mine was an Army Ranger, and he said they often only took the Gore-Tex sacks to the field as their sleeping bags.
    The whole set up is a system, and each part adds to the lower temp...
  28. I sewed a "pad pocket" layer on my ENO Double...

    I sewed a "pad pocket" layer on my ENO Double nest.
    I took the suspension out so I could lay the hammock spread out flat on the floor.
    I measured the distance from the side seams that are where...
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    I have often seen the ones like the German one...

    I have often seen the ones like the German one listed in the military surplus section on Sportsman's Guide.
    Seems like lots of European countries tried them for a while.
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    Lots of them hitting EBay right now. The Marines...

    Lots of them hitting EBay right now. The Marines are dropping their Arcteryx packs now.
    You should get the later model.
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    Look in the gallery

    Just look in the gallery under my name dkperdue.
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    I've posted pictures in the past of the mods I...

    I've posted pictures in the past of the mods I did where I put holes in the bottom of the bags for the suspension to go though.
    My son regularly uses the modified bivy and patrol bag as a "pea pod"...
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    RIT dye tends to fade and wash out over time. ...

    RIT dye tends to fade and wash out over time.
    The more permanent dyes react with the fibers in the fabric, and get "fixed" to it with something caustic like soda ash.
    I wonder how the PU material...
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    I had read that rangers were warning campers...

    I had read that rangers were warning campers about this:

    Some people will spray the aerosol pepper sprays around their campsite because they think that the pepper spray is a repellent for bears....
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    You could modify these with a spike to mount in...

    You could modify these with a spike to mount in the ground and put 3 or 4 or them around your site to scare them off. Looks like 90-120 degree coverage each.
    ...
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    Right now they show 5 different stickers on the...

    Right now they show 5 different stickers on the website.
    http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/category/STICKERS.html
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    I don't worry about weight. I used a small Nano...

    I don't worry about weight. I used a small Nano type climbing biner at both ends to connect to the descender rings I have on the DN.

    Also, I am 6'5" and it made all the difference in the world...
  38. Thread: Prusik loop?

    by dkperdue
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    Same for me on the double fisherman's knot

    Same for me on the double fisherman's knot
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    Comfy looking- Headdemock

    Saw this in an ad.
    While it looks more comfy than the old standby Pawley's Island hammock I have on the stand in my back yard for lounging in, it does NOT look $500 comfy!
    ...
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    I have the full length one they used to make with...

    I have the full length one they used to make with the synthetic fill.
    Works fine for my ENO DN.
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    I'm in the "X-Large" category of hanger as well....

    I'm in the "X-Large" category of hanger as well.

    I went with some heavy duty 1.5" polypropylene straps off of an ebay seller.
    http://stores.ebay.com/countrybrookdesign

    They have 2 strengths-...
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    I would interpret "Commercially manufactured...

    I would interpret "Commercially manufactured equipment" as those items you can buy in real stores.
    Trangia and Vargo stoves easily meet that criteria.

    It has been my experience that if you have...
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    Sewed a pad pocket on the outside of my ENO DN....

    Sewed a pad pocket on the outside of my ENO DN. In the summer I slide a military isopor sleeping mat in there and use a light Snugpak jungle bag opened out flat as a TQ.

    But- I am a warm sleeper
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    My last camping weeknd, my son's Coleman Exponent...

    My last camping weeknd, my son's Coleman Exponent Avior X1 tent was a smaller package than my hammock, tarp UQ, etc.
    However- He was on the ground in a 1 man tent.
    I had 8 ft of headroom and an...
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    I've used a Kelty Noah 9 tarp (Light whatish/gray...

    I've used a Kelty Noah 9 tarp (Light whatish/gray color) that seemed cooler undeneath than my OD Hennessey Hex tarp in simmilar temps and humidity.
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    I sewed an exterior pad pocket onto mine to slip...

    I sewed an exterior pad pocket onto mine to slip a sleeping mat, or my Exped 9 downfilled air matteress in to augment a lighter UQ
  47. The benefit of donating is that you immediately...

    The benefit of donating is that you immediately become cooler than all your non-donating friends.
    Also, you earn an extra 100 karma points.

    I know I got my money's worth in just learning about...
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    2 weekends ago, I looked up in the morning to see...

    2 weekends ago, I looked up in the morning to see a little green inchworm going along on mine!
  49. Take her somewhere scenic, and not too taxing of...

    Take her somewhere scenic, and not too taxing of a hike in to get there.

    Do all the heavy lifting.

    If you have to show her how to do things that you consider rudimentary, do NOT talk
    down to...
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    I just got some of the 1.75 Dyneema / Zing it...

    I just got some of the 1.75 Dyneema / Zing it that DemostiX is selling.
    Pretty much meets my definition of a bright lime green color.
    It should be fine for tarp rigging.
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