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  1. I tend to reach for the jumbo ones more often...

    I tend to reach for the jumbo ones more often than the regular sized ones. Smaller ones only get used where edges of two pieces of fabric are very closely aligned, e.g. starting a french seam. For a...
  2. I have used two types of rolled hem attachment -...

    I have used two types of rolled hem attachment - the kind pictured above that's part of the presser foot (and I agree w/ most comments here, they're tricky and ultimately frustrating and not worth...
  3. Few things that really help IMO: Nice seam...

    Few things that really help IMO:

    Nice seam ripper
    Sharp needles (#12 is my pref size for hammock fabric)
    Pair of small & sharp scissors for cutting threads, the spring open ones are best for...
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    I've got a 60w iron and a 40w hot knife.. both...

    I've got a 60w iron and a 40w hot knife.. both work but the 40w is a better ergo design w/ a longer cord. I just find that on longer cuts of 24"+ I run into issues w/ too much heat loss at the tip....
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    Ah. I've got a decent aluminum one, just would...

    Ah. I've got a decent aluminum one, just would prefer something that draws less heat from the knife is all. Wooden one w/ a thin metal edge (36" version of the easy to find 12" ones) would be ideal...
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    Wooden yardstick w/ metal edge.. where???

    Trying to find one to use w/ my hot knife for cutting fabrics, bought the one listed on Amazon and surprise surprise, no metal edges (just ends). Looking through google images and on eBay isn't...
  7. Thanks for the contest Dutch, and congrats to...

    Thanks for the contest Dutch, and congrats to ufdigga!
  8. I've got a titanium comfort band w/ a platinum...

    I've got a titanium comfort band w/ a platinum inlay and LOVE it. Suuuuuper light, slight two-tone effect. There are several vendors on Etsy who make them, sure you can find the style you're looking...
  9. My brother's birthday is coming up in June, and...

    My brother's birthday is coming up in June, and as an early present (so we can hit the woods together!) I'd love to make him a DL hammock w/ the luxury taffeta top layer that I love so much in my...
  10. For hammocks... Diamond variants of nylon & poly...

    For hammocks... Diamond variants of nylon & poly fabrics.
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    Glad to hear the midnight snack was in effect,...

    Glad to hear the midnight snack was in effect, good looking out RD! Best part about POS tarps is that they're POS'...
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    Thanks for the tip, they do indeed carry it.

    Thanks for the tip, they do indeed carry it.
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    Really impressed by what I've seen in your pics...

    Really impressed by what I've seen in your pics and videos, I can tell lots of tinkering and trials went into the end products. Curious - what are the stretchy pockets on the backpack made of? I've...
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    You Mecks are incredible, great work & much...

    You Mecks are incredible, great work & much appreciated!
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    I'm 6'5" 205 and the 1.1 DL is super for me, I...

    I'm 6'5" 205 and the 1.1 DL is super for me, I agree that DL 1.7 is overkill. I use a pad on occasion, and sometimes that's between the layers so it's nice to have the option if you use 3/4 length...
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    Thanks Tim, exact details I needed. I was...

    Thanks Tim, exact details I needed. I was thinking of perhaps total of 3 sets of holes - 4", 10", 16" (high, medium, low), and not necessarily along the same line - maybe 60 deg rotation between...
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    I am actually planning on doing this for a...

    I am actually planning on doing this for a netless SL hammock w/ footbox (a la woodsman X). I think in your diagram the start of the cat cut needs to be shifted to the right a bit to accommodate the...
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    Just what I need, ordered placed. Quick...

    Just what I need, ordered placed.

    Quick question - could holds in the 1 1/4" conduit be drilled further than 6" from the end to shorten the height of the stand? This would also decrease width of...
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    Nice.. guess no fears about it being too...

    Nice.. guess no fears about it being too stretchy? Prior to new fabric tech 1.1 DL was my goto (I weight in at 205), I just figured the 1.6 + 0.7 would be in a similar ballpark.

    I'm pretty happy...
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    Hey Dutch - I'm curious if you think the Black...

    Hey Dutch -

    I'm curious if you think the Black 67 taffeta would make a good top layer in a DL hammock, with a 1.6 nylonD bottom layer? Not sure if the A67 would really contribute much to weight...
  21. Laura & I had a great time, lots of new and...

    Laura & I had a great time, lots of new and familiar faces around the campfire this year! Huge thanks to everyone who cooked, prepped, setup, burned, printed, fixed, trail blazed, wrenched, chopped,...
  22. Accord to Weather Underground, Tabernacle...

    Accord to Weather Underground, Tabernacle will have snow on Sat, Hammonton will have rain. Not sure which weather station is best for Batona, but either way looks like it's going to be our favorite...
  23. You know, whenever the urge strikes again I'm...

    You know, whenever the urge strikes again I'm just down the road.. Sounds amazing!
  24. Pet friendly campsites in Wharton...

    Pet friendly campsites in Wharton: Atsion Family campsites 26 through 34, Godfrey Bridge, Goshen Pond, Buttonwood Hill, Lower Forge Camp and Batona Camp

    So officially yes. Unofficially anyone have...
  25. Quick question - are dogs permissible? Going to...

    Quick question - are dogs permissible? Going to try and search the regs but if anyone knows off the top of their head..
  26. Thanks, sent.

    Thanks, sent.
  27. Three items: I have site 8 reserved, won't be...

    Three items:

    I have site 8 reserved, won't be making it to the site until after 4pm tomorrow (ETA is around 6pm). I have a PDF of the reservation detail from the website, just need to know who I...
  28. Cool, thanks P. I've got a wide 20deg but haven't...

    Cool, thanks P. I've got a wide 20deg but haven't used it with the hammock I'm going to loan him yet, don't want a cold newb on my conscience ;)
  29. Sending you a PM

    Sending you a PM
  30. A friend of ours and first timer is joining us,...

    A friend of ours and first timer is joining us, got him covered more or less but was wondering if anyone had a 0/10 deg UQ I could borrow for him? Might also need a tarp with doors, although in a...
  31. It's pretty easy as P47 mentioned, and there are...

    It's pretty easy as P47 mentioned, and there are signs once you're in there. Wouldn't let the darkness hold me up TBH.

    Suede if you'd like we setup Waze as friends and I can send you my location...
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    The red is fantastic, think fall foliage.

    The red is fantastic, think fall foliage.
  33. That's a respectable two day total! Thinner...

    That's a respectable two day total!

    Thinner socks same material? Merino? I think I'm finding the forefoot blisters like you're describing occur most frequently when the toe box of the shoe can't...
  34. Nevermind.

    Nevermind.
  35. I reserved 008.

    I reserved 008.
  36. I'm doubtful as well, but where in Harriman are...

    I'm doubtful as well, but where in Harriman are you thinking about?
  37. Really looking forward to winter wonderland in...

    Really looking forward to winter wonderland in the PB. Already trying to figure out what good eats I'm going to prepare, so many possibilities.
  38. I'll take it, been wanting to try one of these in...

    I'll take it, been wanting to try one of these in my setup for awhile.
  39. Great pics, I too didn't realize you took so...

    Great pics, I too didn't realize you took so many! I didn't get a lot myself, will try to get some from the hike up to the AT posted.

    Really enjoyed this hang, meeting new folks and commiserating...
  40. Sorry you're going to miss it Zilla, hope to...

    Sorry you're going to miss it Zilla, hope to catch up with you @ the winter hang..
  41. Ugh.. what a hellish work week. Decided I'm...

    Ugh.. what a hellish work week. Decided I'm working from home in the morning, should allow me to get on the road at a decent time. I should arrive by 4pm.

    Does anyone need extra quilts?

    Seems...
  42. Been a hectic work week, thanks to all for the...

    Been a hectic work week, thanks to all for the coordination assistance.

    I've updated the info post, link in my sig. I'll continue to do so with pertinent info until my edit period expires.

    Re:...
  43. I'm not the decision maker, just the coordinator...

    I'm not the decision maker, just the coordinator so wanted to offer it up to consensus.

    I too am leaning towards cooking at the site - it doesn't seem quite like camping without some cast iron or...
  44. Updated info post

    First things first.

    Good to see that the attendance numbers have shifted, but as always please update the sheet when you can.

    Next, food. In the interest in avoiding chaos I've made a few...
  45. Ah. T215 wasn't intended to be a place to stay,...

    Ah. T215 wasn't intended to be a place to stay, just park cars. 216 & 218 have enough room for 30 people and a few tents. But we're definitely covered now, thanks.
  46. I had just updated the SS and have a post ready...

    I had just updated the SS and have a post ready to talk about organizing cooking duties, but this (catering) is an option. There is a pizza/deli nearby (Jimmy's) that's cheap and could supply us w/...
  47. T215 is the one to reserve IMO, also don't see...

    T215 is the one to reserve IMO, also don't see you on the signup sheet (yet?)
  48. Oh. Then I meant T215, I can't open the...

    Oh. Then I meant T215, I can't open the spreadsheet at work to check.

    And I agree wholeheartedly about the weather!
  49. Yeah, that's how it was intended to work,...

    Yeah, that's how it was intended to work, mirroring how it's been done for other hangs.

    There shouldn't be double counting btw the columns. So I'm coming, and have a friend who's probably coming,...
  50. Cramped w/ a tent platform if I recall. And...

    Cramped w/ a tent platform if I recall. And around the bend quite a ways from where we'll primarily be at T216/218.

    We've got 4 sites reserved at the moment, that covers 24 people and 8 vehicles -...
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