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  1. Well done! You complete us! What trails do...

    Well done! You complete us!

    What trails do you plan for this great set up? Florida Trail? The AT? PCT?
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    We need to give ten year olds more credit--they...

    We need to give ten year olds more credit--they are curious and fully capable of understanding a simple hitch. You can find plenty of youTube videos on how to tie a Marlin spike hitch (including my...
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    FS: I'll take them. Thanks. :*)

    I'll take them.
    Thanks.
    :*)
  4. I used the cable tie before. If anyone makes...

    I used the cable tie before. If anyone makes "premium" cable ties, I didn't have it--a zip tie broke on my long hike last year. I tied a knot in the end of the hammock, hung it and went to sleep. ...
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    short buries?

    I only just noticed that the constriction bury on the whoopies that came with my WBBB were 5" long, which would have started as a section about 6.5" pre-splice. While that seems short, it didn't...
  6. Much thanks to Gary_R et al. A beautiful hang in...

    Much thanks to Gary_R et al. A beautiful hang in a protected glade of trees with great company and within earshot of the ocean. Veterans came as did noobs, who liked hanging better than ground...
  7. Hey, this is Jeff Wong, your long ago fishin'...

    Hey, this is Jeff Wong, your long ago fishin' buddy. I tweaked my back April 11--the healing is slow but steady. Can I come out if my schedule permits? May something?
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    Inflatable insulated SPE wings?

    Has anybody here seen or made inflatable insulated SPE wings?
    Heat sealable fabric Seattle Fabrics. Climashield. Thermarest valve kit.

    Thanks

    SPE= segmented pad extender.
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    Wet snow and hammock tarps

    Wet snow and hammock tarps

    I haven't been in my hammock with a wet snowfall. Using zing-it, lash-it or techline to suspend and tie-out, has anyone had their tarp fail? I'd appreciate both yes...
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    I got the greatest info from this forum before my...

    I got the greatest info from this forum before my first outdoor hang at a forum member's hang. I was fully prepared and had a great experience, as I didn't hammock camp on impulse like the BP...
  11. I dunno why blue is best. The last light of the...

    I dunno why blue is best. The last light of the day is red. That might tell the brain that the day really is over, and it's ok to tuck in. Green supposedly enhances daytime productivity or...
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    Just saw this! BIG SMILES & LAUGHTER!!! FYI:...

    Just saw this! BIG SMILES & LAUGHTER!!!

    FYI: http://www.juki.co.jp/industrial_e/products_e/apparel_e/cat88/lk1910_lk1920_lk1930.html
    2500 stitches per minute!
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    Thanks, J. The time shall arrive shortly when my...

    Thanks, J. The time shall arrive shortly when my non-smoking, non-beer, no-eating-out $ will have accumulated to treat myself to a better life. I want what this machine has, including the needle...
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    Janome 1600p-qc owners?

    Someone on the forum had under consideration for purchase, a Janome 1600P-QC straight stitch sewing machine. Will that someone or anyone else with some time on this machine please enlighten me with...
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    Re-posted with accessible image

    With regrets, a photo in a prior post didn't do good when clicked on. I hope this works as well as the preview.
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    They reproduce asexually. Mitosis or something...

    They reproduce asexually. Mitosis or something like that.

    I barter diy hammocks/hammock gear with my lawn guy. Some also for the auctions/raffles for the two canoe clubs I play with. Just set one...
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    Don't forget the turquoise, eggplant and purple...

    Don't forget the turquoise, eggplant and purple tablecloth colors! Great colors for my canoe club auction hammocks. I throw in ridgeline, suspension and how-to-tie Becket/Marlin-spike hitch...
  18. You will get a permit. In the past, I had no...

    You will get a permit. In the past, I had no problem getting one as a walk in without a res.

    Your GF will probably be ok if you choose a less-than-level site, from which rainfall can drain (vs a...
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    Mine, at 44" wide, does cover my 5'8" 160 pound...

    Mine, at 44" wide, does cover my 5'8" 160 pound frame but I wish it was just 2 to 3 inches wider on each side.
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    Last year, I started the PCT with my diy bridge...

    Last year, I started the PCT with my diy bridge hammock (Thanks, Bic). Hiking in the deserts challenged me to find places to hang, esp. if I was camping with a ground hiker--only around springs did I...
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    Yet another option for joining hammock loop to...

    Yet another option for joining hammock loop to whoopie, if you want to avoid undoing amsteel larksheaded to amsteel: the soft shackle....
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    I larkshead my whoopie sling on the hammock below...

    I larkshead my whoopie sling on the hammock below the whip. I depend on the extra bulk of the whipping to keep the larkshead from slipping away.

    Some folks sew a very narrow channel on the sides...
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    Hi, I can send you a Utility Constrictor Rope...

    Hi,
    I can send you a Utility Constrictor Rope made of amsteel in orange, blue, green, yellow or silver. Just tell me the maximum length you want for it, or just tell me the length of the hammock...
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    End gather methods can significantly affect...

    End gather methods can significantly affect comfort. Some of my hammocks have a 6 inch loop passed through the end channel. If the loop-through-the-channel method leaves the edges of the hammock...
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    I made mine with pockets on each end of the...

    I made mine with pockets on each end of the hammock body, so it doesn't interfere with the underquilt. My bug net attaches to the hammock sides with kam snaps.

    Only problem now: I eventually...
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    I agree with this view--even lighter cloth than...

    I agree with this view--even lighter cloth than Cordura 500d, when put together with one or two layers of webbing, will over tax a machine meant for dress shirts and baby clothes.

    I suggest taking...
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    dirtwheels: You likely misunderstood. You...

    dirtwheels: You likely misunderstood. You likely confused the angle of the suspension lines (~25-30 deg.) with the angle of the ridgeline (5-7 deg from horizontal). No worries.

    Gresh, thank...
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    I'm sure the string works for some of us. I like...

    I'm sure the string works for some of us. I like the pocket.
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    I present a variation on the pocket above. The overlapping flap when sewn to fit loosely permits easy secure storage and easy...
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    The ultimate hang app looks good for folks who...

    The ultimate hang app looks good for folks who need to know all the numbers & have a measuring tape. .
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    Getting the angle with Clinometer

    While trying to find the sweet spot in my Warbonnet Blackbird, I used my compass with its protractor printed on its backside to guess at the angle of the ridgeline. At lower altitudes, the bubble in...
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    Carbon fiber tarp stake recipe

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    Carbon fiber tent stake recipe:
    The aluminum stakes that come with most tents weigh about 15-20 gm each. Early in June, I lost four 9" carbon stakes (Ruta Locura). The four remaining 6"...
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    "I hope you can find a way to look at yourself in...

    "I hope you can find a way to look at yourself in the mirror....."


    I LOL, too!!!
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    115683 I like that idea of a sleeve in concrete,...

    115683
    I like that idea of a sleeve in concrete, but the author hasn't sourced the steel pipe.

    Also, thinking outside the plumb, I'd tilt the poles 45-60 degrees away from where the hammock will...
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    I've had a double layer bridge hammock on the...

    I've had a double layer bridge hammock on the trail using an xtherm full length mummy, between layers, at various inflation levels. I've concluded that I would have preferred a rectangular xtherm 25"...
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    I've never had a campfire while camping with my...

    I've never had a campfire while camping with my WBBB. The fires that closed short sections of the PCT while I was hiking were out of sight, though winds blew smoke into my last camp at Hopkins Lake...
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    LBNOL, massie! We like outliving our gear,...

    LBNOL, massie!

    We like outliving our gear, especially when our gear has been around for years, not months.

    Hole happens, I guess, no matter how well we think we take care of gear. My hole is...
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    114818114819 Could be a zipper snag or even a...

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    Could be a zipper snag or even a mouse that chewed it, though I haven't heard of mice bothering anyone but ground campers. I've done a silicone repair with a piece of no see um, though...
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    WBBB Bug net hole

    FYI for WBBB pocket users . I used my WBBB hiking the PCT in Washington over the last 4 weeks (yes, I finished before the fires closed off access to Rainy Pass). Putting stuff in the storage pocket...
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    d-d-d-dam! Nice! Inspiring! Doors! We all...

    d-d-d-dam! Nice! Inspiring! Doors!
    We all want to make one like yours!
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    cpverne, I just got a superfly. Thanks for the...

    cpverne,
    I just got a superfly. Thanks for the post, you rock.

    Insufficient time to do the mod before returning to the trail. you ROCK.
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    Thanks all! I'm finished and I like what I have...

    Thanks all! I'm finished and I like what I have for a first down UQ. It's in my backpack, and I'm trying to get out of town asap. My apologies for not posting pictures.

    FYI the down came from...
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    New (to me) idea, brought on by MAD777's...

    New (to me) idea, brought on by MAD777's statement, "I think all shock cord too much stretch".

    As a (still) recent convert to the hammock, I have in mind to favor 3/32" or 1/8" cord over shock...
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    Underquilt suspension question

    Underquilt suspension question
    I just finished sewing channels to the edges of my UQ. Do I really need the channels on the side, if I don't mind getting out of the hammock to adjust its position? ...
  44. I've tried painters' plastic drop cloth. I found...

    I've tried painters' plastic drop cloth. I found it cheap, but extremely fragile, with holes forming if I looked at it funny.

    I've used polycro (colorless, clear shrink wrap insulation for...
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    Congrats on a great DIY project! Great...

    Congrats on a great DIY project! Great production.

    Agree with the line loc tip above. also, a prusik loop to the shock cord at the corners can help keep the UQ from slipping and also keep it...
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    I'm 5'8" and 154 lb. I've used my trekking pole...

    I'm 5'8" and 154 lb. I've used my trekking pole extended to 40". I liked that better than 36" for shoulders and feet. I'd try 44", but I don't think my HikingDad inspired bridge is wide enough.
    ...
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    Me too. Tarp line note.

    Same experience with rapid execution for my Superfly order.

    Likely, their business plan includes:
    Under-promise and over deliver.

    The tarp guy line I bought works well with a taut-line...
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    I dragged my bridge hammock on the PCT this year...

    I dragged my bridge hammock on the PCT this year beginning March 27 from Campo to May 24 mile 813. Don't expect to hang much on the southern Cal part of the trail. Sure, you can hang at Barrel...
  49. Thanks, excellent report! Glad to know of tamer...

    Thanks, excellent report! Glad to know of tamer conditions near I-80. I camped at 10,700' near Mather Pass last Friday and Saturday nights. 2" of snow on Friday night followed by a fast melt...
  50. neoair XTherm in a Gathered End Hammk/Segmented pad extender

    I have a long hike planned, and I'm still working out details. I had planned to sew an down underquilt for my DIY 12' hammock. On whim I laid my ground pad, a full length neoair XTherm, into the...
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