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    http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/ap/philippines%20asi...

    http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/ap/philippines%20asia%20wild%20weather-2104147492_v2.grid-6x2.jpg
    A resident relaxes on a hammock as he sets up temporary shelter along a road as massive flooding...
  2. Thread: Tarp hunting

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    .....but if you're up for the challenge and want...

    .....but if you're up for the challenge and want to save the money, I say do it yourself. Building your own tarp can be a very rewarding experience! Check out the D.I.Y. forum here, there is an...
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    Beautiful heart! She must have learned that by...

    Beautiful heart! She must have learned that by example. Thank you for helping my country.
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    Glad y'all had a good time and made it home...

    Glad y'all had a good time and made it home safely.
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    You guys have a blast! .....I hope you didn't...

    You guys have a blast! .....I hope you didn't forget to bring your UQ...you'll never know how far the temperature will drop. It surely aint good to hear they have to ”defrost” you by rotating you...
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    Sheltowee Insulated Hammock

    I just came across this new hammock manufacturer: sheltoweehammockcompany.com ...says they make the first available insulated hammock. Probably inspired by Just Jeff's WarmHammock?
  7. Thread: First hang

    by StrawHat
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    Pretty slick set-up!:thumbup1:

    Pretty slick set-up!:thumbup1:
  8. Thread: tree straps

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    +1 on the figure-8 knot. Or you can also use the...

    +1 on the figure-8 knot. Or you can also use the Water Knot to create a loop which is just as secure as the Fig. 8. In either case make sure to leave several inches of tail for safety.

    cMfrskqn2AM
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    :boggle::drool::boggle::drool:

    :boggle::drool::boggle::drool:
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    They pretty much summed up everything I was going...

    They pretty much summed up everything I was going to say.:D
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    Found this link awhile back... ...

    Found this link awhile back...
    http://www.treeztreetents.com/index.html

    To hang it you need to find three anchor points (trees) like in a "Y" position and the right distance.
  12. Thread: Newbie

    by StrawHat
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    Aha!... Better get back here soon, the GG's are...

    Aha!... Better get back here soon, the GG's are waiting for you:lol:.

    Welcome to HF Lobatrain! Glad you finally joined in as this is truly the best place to be...Everyone is so friendly and easy...
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    My dream hang. :drool:

    My dream hang. :drool:
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    Cool pic, it looks like a scene from a movie. ...

    Cool pic, it looks like a scene from a movie.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41772&d=1352087361
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    I guess this happens also if you emit an unusual...

    I guess this happens also if you emit an unusual amount of body heat.
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    Hear ya go.... 5dgCy2qyIGY

    Hear ya go....

    5dgCy2qyIGY
  17. What size/color? Please post pics if possible.

    What size/color? Please post pics if possible.
  18. Thread: Prusik Loop

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    Figure-8 bend, this is an alternative to double...

    Figure-8 bend, this is an alternative to double fisherman for binding two ropes.
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    I use figure-9 for my tarp setup, in case of loss...

    I use figure-9 for my tarp setup, in case of loss or hardware failure i use these as backup - tie one end of the ridgeline using siberian hitch and tie off the other end using the farrimond friction...
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    You mean the bishop bag for the hammock or the...

    You mean the bishop bag for the hammock or the snakeskin for the tarp?...Great job on the diy btw:thumbup:
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    Imo its just preference. I've been using recently...

    Imo its just preference. I've been using recently the Siberian(Evenk) hitch to hook up to trees. Basically a fast tying, secure and quick-release hitch.

    Knots can weaken line, not sure how much...
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    Found a cool location to camp and set up our...

    Found a cool location to camp and set up our hammocks. The stream next to our base camp is spring fed.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7857448762_6f5a2b625c_c.jpg
    ...
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    Now THAT is cool … thank you for sharing this...

    Now THAT is cool … thank you for sharing this .... This is right on time!:thumbup:
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    After six hours hike, found this cool place to...

    After six hours hike, found this cool place to hang for some rest and photo ops before walking off again into the fog..

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/3/6/7/0/99x.jpg
    ...
  25. As the saying goes, 'better late than never” ...

    As the saying goes, 'better late than never”
    Welcome to HF from the far side of the globe!
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    What they said.

    What they said.
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    Sittin' back relaxin' whilst watching the sunset...

    Sittin' back relaxin' whilst watching the sunset drinking coffee and my hammock setup in "recliner" mode. This was in Mt. Tapulao (mount high peak) in the Philippines, an exhilarating 18km hike up at...
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    First overnight experience on my second diy...

    First overnight experience on my second diy hammock without a footbox was bad. I'm a back sleeper, and because of knee pain from the leg hyper-extending I was tossing and turning all night. I love...
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    would love to see it, hope you can up some pics.:)

    would love to see it, hope you can up some pics.:)
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    Poll: I have 2 as of now, with another one in the...

    I have 2 as of now, with another one in the making.
  31. Thread: Another Noob

    by StrawHat
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    Welcome to HF from the far side of the globe!

    Welcome to HF from the far side of the globe!
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    ....and from the other side of the globe, welcome...

    ....and from the other side of the globe, welcome aboard!
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    I read somewhere that one inch tubular webbing...

    I read somewhere that one inch tubular webbing has a 15% stretch to it, and that nylon strength gets halved when it's wet.
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    Couldn't agree more.....time well spent =...

    Couldn't agree more.....time well spent = Priceless.
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    Looks so comfy. Great job!!:thumbup:

    Looks so comfy. Great job!!:thumbup:
  36. Thread: Super Lurker

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    Welcome to HF from the 7100 tropical...

    Welcome to HF from the 7100 tropical island-country Philippines!
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    Just got myself a sweet deal on a Kindle for...

    Just got myself a sweet deal on a Kindle for 3.99! :woot:
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    You may want to check out REI, I just ordered a...

    You may want to check out REI, I just ordered a pair of descender rings from them. They offer free shipping with no minimum purchase for a limited time.
  39. Thread: Newbie hanger

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    Welcome to HF from the far side of the globe!

    Welcome to HF from the far side of the globe!
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    You did a really pro looking job!

    You did a really pro looking job!
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    Welcome to HF from the far side of the globe!

    Welcome to HF from the far side of the globe!
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    +1 on making the whoopie slings. They make it so...

    +1 on making the whoopie slings. They make it so easy to put the hammock up and the adjustability is great.....an easy DIY project. Here's a vid on making whoopies using only household items
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    I'm using a wiregate carabiner exactly like this...

    I'm using a wiregate carabiner exactly like this one...
    http://www.rei.com/product/782252/mad-rock-ultralight-bent-wiregate-carabiner
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    I think the only concern with the degradation in...

    I think the only concern with the degradation in loft is when having it compressed for too long on storage or carrying on trips. UQ's is just attached underneath the hammock. Unlike sleeping bags,...
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    Welcome to HF from the other Philly - The...

    Welcome to HF from the other Philly - The Philippines!;)
  46. Thread: Hello from VA

    by StrawHat
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    Welcome to HF from the far eastern side of the...

    Welcome to HF from the far eastern side of the globe, that is Philippines!
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    I made an UnderQuilt using HF member SticksBlog's...

    I made an UnderQuilt using HF member SticksBlog's instruction. I only used 1 layer PolyFil and didn't add the Mylar sheet. I was able to get a good sleep, Kept me warm and toasty at 45 night temp....
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    .....and I say welcome to HF from the far side of...

    .....and I say welcome to HF from the far side of the globe, that is Philippines!
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    Hello down there and welcome to HF from the next...

    Hello down there and welcome to HF from the next island country up north, The Philippines!
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    That'll be cool. .....Thanks but I think it would...

    That'll be cool. .....Thanks but I think it would be a bit expensive to ship here.

    I have a cousin here on vacation and will be going back to the US in the next few weeks or so. I'm planning on...
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