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  1. It's a beautiful place .... I've done minimal...

    It's a beautiful place .... I've done minimal longer distance hiking in the area though....even less hanging.
  2. Western Colorado - Recommendations for a 30-50 mile hike???

    I'm trying to plan my next backpacking trip and have settled on western colorado (Gunnison, Crested Butte, Paonia, Aspen area). It would be myself and my 15 year old son.

    I'm not looking for a...
  3. I stepped away from the HammockForums for about a...

    I stepped away from the HammockForums for about a year and I had no idea. I wish him all the best. Has anyone heard how he is doing in his battle?

    Like I mentioned in my original post, he made a...
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    Last summer (May) my 12 year old son and I hiked...

    Last summer (May) my 12 year old son and I hiked about 50 miles on the BMT, starting at Amicalola and heading north. We loved it, but be warned....some stretches can be a tough hike.

    I like the...
  5. Is Underquilts.com still producing quilts?

    Does anyone know if underquilts.com is still producing products? I purchased a topquilt shell about a year ago and have been very pleased with it.

    However, I went to buy an underquilt for my...
  6. I'm heading out on Friday....will be a great time.

    I'm heading out on Friday....will be a great time.
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    Looking for a place to hang - Page Arizona

    I'm taking a long road trip back west with my sons and I'm looking for a place to hang our hammocks...probably somewhere around Page Arizona. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks.
    Bill
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    I ordered a new Thunderbird for myself and a...

    I ordered a new Thunderbird for myself and a Dangerbird for my 13 year old son. Can't wait until after Christmas to string it between a couple trees.
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    Crap! My wife already had it wrapped by the time...

    Crap! My wife already had it wrapped by the time I got home. Now I have to wait 6 more days.
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    Welcome from a fellow scouter Braselton. Lots of...

    Welcome from a fellow scouter Braselton. Lots of good info on here.
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    Welcome to the hammock forums. Lots of good info...

    Welcome to the hammock forums. Lots of good info here. Looks like you are on the western slope. I grew up there in Paonia.
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    Thunderbird sitting on my door step

    Patience ha never been my strong suit. In looking at the shipment tracking on my recent Thunderbird, it looks like it's sitting on my doorstep. I'm so tempted to "call in sick" with work this...
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    The 7/64ths is plenty good for whoopie slings. ...

    The 7/64ths is plenty good for whoopie slings. However, if you are doing a rope swing, I would opt for the 1/8 inch amsteel. Depending on how crazy a person gets, there can be a lot of force on a...
  14. I grew up in Western Colorado and spent some time...

    I grew up in Western Colorado and spent some time around Moab and Arches. Love those places. Unfortunately, due to time, I don't think we'll be able to hit Arches this trip. So many places....so...
  15. Thanks for the input. I pulled up a bunch of...

    Thanks for the input. I pulled up a bunch of photos online of campgrounds and they looked like they had some trees. Hopefully they would have enought for our fam.

    I like the ideas about...
  16. Advice Wanted - Grand Canyons, Zion, Bryce Canyon

    This coming summer I'm planning on taking a family trip back west and visiting some of the National Parks. There are 7 of us in our family (me, the wife, and 5 kiddos). I'm searching for any...
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    If your 3 year old is anythink like my youngest...

    If your 3 year old is anythink like my youngest son (5 years old), he will sleep just about anywhere. I wouldn't be overly concerned about the length. It's not like they are going to get a good...
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    This week its permathrin application for the...

    This week its permathrin application for the upcoming hiking season.
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    I made about a half dozen stuff sacks from some...

    I made about a half dozen stuff sacks from some fabric scraps. Made one for my top quilt, stuff sacks for two hammocks, and a couple sacks for stakes.
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    A couple weeks ago, our scout troop made...

    A couple weeks ago, our scout troop made hammocks. We ended up making 28 hammocks total. Each scout ended up with a 10' sewn-end channel hammock, whoopie slings, and tree straps.

    I ordered the...
  21. Nice trip report. And as a scoutmaster, I'm...

    Nice trip report. And as a scoutmaster, I'm always grateful for all the volunteers that give their time to help the scouts.
  22. I use disposable toggles. That way I don't worry...

    I use disposable toggles. That way I don't worry about losing them. I just find a couple 4" sticks when I'm setting up. Then when I break camp, the toggles stay in the piney woods where I found...
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    First, welcome to the hammock forums. In...

    First, welcome to the hammock forums. In response to your questions.

    1. I don't have any experence on a MSB on a gathered end hammock. But, my suggestion is start our with an 11 footer. Once...
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    My top five knots are: Marlin Spike Hitch -...

    My top five knots are:

    Marlin Spike Hitch - Tree Straps to Whoopie Slings
    Taut Line Hitch - Tarp Lines
    Bowline - One of the best all around knots
    Prussik - Tarp Ridgeline
    Slippery Half Hitch -...
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    As was previously mentioned, not much that you...

    As was previously mentioned, not much that you "need". Just some sort of insulation - either a pad or an underquilt (if you are new, I'd suggest starting out with a pad) and some sort of top...
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    I'm in. Tomorrow ..... Early birthday present...

    I'm in. Tomorrow ..... Early birthday present and a new piece of gear.
  27. Thread: UQ or Pad?

    by BillnGA
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    i prefer an UQ over a pad. However, a pad will...

    i prefer an UQ over a pad. However, a pad will generally be less expensive and will serve you A-O.K.
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    Thanks for the input. I think I'll go for a sewn...

    Thanks for the input. I think I'll go for a sewn footbox. The more I considered about Velcro, the more I thought about it snagging, collecting debris, and tearing things up.

    Thanks
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    DIY Top Quilt - How is Your Foot Box Built

    I'm going to finish up my top quilt this evening. I'm going to stuff my downy goodness, sew up the edge, and construct the footboy. I'm still debating on how to best build my foot box. There are...
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    Welcome to the forums. I'm just up the road a...

    Welcome to the forums. I'm just up the road a bit in Buford. As I'm sure you're aware of, there are a lot of great folks in the forum that have a ton of experience to share.
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    Welcome to the forums from over in Buford. Lots...

    Welcome to the forums from over in Buford. Lots of great folks on here who are always willing to share their advice. I've learned tons...and continue to learn.
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    I have these and their "big brothers". For their...

    I have these and their "big brothers". For their size and weight, they work great.
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    Better? Worse? It's all personal preference. I...

    Better? Worse? It's all personal preference. I do have to agree with the other posts that if it were not for ENO, there wouldn't be nearly as many people camping and sleeping in hammocks. Because...
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    Welcome to the hammock forums. Its a great place...

    Welcome to the hammock forums. Its a great place to get a bunch on valuable knowledge on the A-Z's of hammocking.
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    Please count me in. Thanks!

    Please count me in. Thanks!
  36. I love your idea of ordering extra supplies to...

    I love your idea of ordering extra supplies to off-set some of the costs. Wish I would have thought of that!
  37. Breyman - Awesome project. I'm the scout master...

    Breyman - Awesome project. I'm the scout master for our troop here in North Georgia. We are doing a similar thing for the scouts in our troop. I bought about 120 yards of rip-stop (some 1.1 ACU...
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    If you want a great budget tarp, consider the...

    If you want a great budget tarp, consider the camo tarp from Rural King. Its relatively lightweight and you can't beat the price.

    http://www.ruralking.com/tarp-camoflauge-8-x-10.html
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    Count me in. I love my dutchware!

    Count me in. I love my dutchware!
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    Welcome to the forums ... from Gwinnett County

    Welcome to the forums ... from Gwinnett County
  41. Thread: Blackbird XLC

    by BillnGA
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    Love the zip-off bugnet / convertable feature of...

    Love the zip-off bugnet / convertable feature of the hammock. This one will definately go on my wish list.
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    Just curious about the weight compared to a set...

    Just curious about the weight compared to a set of similar length whoopies....Has anyone weighted say a 6' UCR versus a 6' whoopie?
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    Just one of everything??? Once you start the...

    Just one of everything??? Once you start the Dutch habit you can't quit with just one.
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    I love the idea. I'll have to try it.

    I love the idea. I'll have to try it.
  45. That's one of the craziest camping contraptions...

    That's one of the craziest camping contraptions that I've ever seen. In looking at the their website, the small version ONLY weights 12-15 pounds. The price ($1500+) seems to support the craziness...
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    You ask if you're a bit crazy for wanting to...

    You ask if you're a bit crazy for wanting to hammock in a storm? Of course you are. But then, aren't we all? A couple of good quotes:

    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the...
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    PapaSmurf - I can't remember right off the top of...

    PapaSmurf - I can't remember right off the top of my head. I'll look when I get home. If so, your linked item might do the trick. I'll check.
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    I think i might get the "universal" foot I saw at...

    I think i might get the "universal" foot I saw at the store and try it out. However, it was only a 1/8 inch hem. Too narrow?

    I was thinking something more like a 1/2 inch. ButI guess I might...
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    Rolled Hem Foot

    I have a Kenmore thread injector (or more accurately my better half has one that I've confiscated). I've been looking for a rolled hem foot that would fit my machine, but haven't had much success. I...
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    Ordered myself some Dutch goodies a few days ago....

    Ordered myself some Dutch goodies a few days ago. Hoping there will be a package in the mailbox waiting for me when I get back in town this weekend! Tis the season for presents (to myself)!!!
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