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  1. Thread: Car camping

    by kykcamper
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    Poll: I enjoy car camping because it is much easier to...

    I enjoy car camping because it is much easier to pack for. You also aren't limited by size or weight. My wife is tough, but she is really a fair weather camper. Car camping allows us to bring the...
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    I've always wondered, does it lay flat on it's...

    I've always wondered, does it lay flat on it's side, or it it more contoured than that?
  3. Maybe it's because I live in WI, but I can use a...

    Maybe it's because I live in WI, but I can use a simple cotton bedsheet at 70*.

    I wish they sold these in my store. I'd love to check them out, although my wife would probably be annoyed with...
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    Having seen a few of your video reviews, I would...

    Having seen a few of your video reviews, I would have to agree with them. Congrats!
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    I would think that would be very painful in the...

    I would think that would be very painful in the long run, unless this is drastically different fiberglass insulation than I have dealt with in the past. I hate fiberglass slivers...

    I also think...
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    I could be wrong on the model, but I know it...

    I could be wrong on the model, but I know it looks similar to the pictures online. It has definately been sitting for years, so it definately needs service

    I believe it can inject straight or...
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    Potential thread injector

    So, I was talking to my parents, and they mentioned that they had an extra sewing machine that I could borrow if I wanted to attempt to make an underquilt.
    My Mom uses a 33 year old Husqvarna...
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    I'm definately curious to see the Wiggy's bottom...

    I'm definately curious to see the Wiggy's bottom insulation. Make sure you post pics.
  9. Thread: camo snuggie

    by kykcamper
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    they've always looked like cult robes to me,...

    they've always looked like cult robes to me, especially that red one.
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    I had thought of doing this as well, but I...

    I had thought of doing this as well, but I couldn't find any really small or really cheap children's sleeping bags. I want both, and I haven't found it quite yet.
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    The weave is an interesting idea, but it seems...

    The weave is an interesting idea, but it seems like it would really test the limits of the PEF. It would be difficult to protect the thin strips from stretching or tearing if weight is applied...
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    +1 to this. I have bamboo towels and sheets. I...

    +1 to this.
    I have bamboo towels and sheets. I have no experience with the bamboo insulation, but I have related experience with the fiber type in a couple different applications.

    The towels...
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    If you share the hammock, I wouldn't worry too...

    If you share the hammock, I wouldn't worry too much about him staying warm. I'd worry more about you getting a foot or knee in the groin. You would probably still want an underblanket or underquilt...
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    Of course, I had to see this a couple days after...

    Of course, I had to see this a couple days after purchasing a Thermarest Tech Blanket. Oh well. Maybe next time.
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    The double nest is a wide hammock that allows for...

    The double nest is a wide hammock that allows for two people to lay in it. It is only a single layer hammock though.
  16. Thread: I Am Sad!

    by kykcamper
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    I also don't hate Walmart, but this is what...

    I also don't hate Walmart, but this is what happens when people stop supporting locally owned small business. I get certain things from Walmart if I can't find them somewhere else. You have to...
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    This would be an awesome package for me if I...

    This would be an awesome package for me if I didn't already have everything but the Ember. It should sell pretty quickly at that price.
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    wow, that's purdy. I like it, but I think I...

    wow, that's purdy. I like it, but I think I might be getting a Trangia Westwind soon.

    Why are you selling it?
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    2 years, and it hasn't seen nearly enough use. I...

    2 years, and it hasn't seen nearly enough use. I need to figure out a place to rig it up or buy a stand...
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    I inhereted a pink down alternative comforter. I...

    I inhereted a pink down alternative comforter. I plan on putting a cover over the lighter side and sewing it into a quilt. Not sure what the temp range will be, but the final cost will be < $10. ...
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    That doesn't look very comfortable for a person.

    That doesn't look very comfortable for a person.
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    My fiance and I have cuddled together in a...

    My fiance and I have cuddled together in a hammock before, but we would never try to sleep in one. Pretty much the same position that Cannibal described.
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    I think it's one of those things that works fine...

    I think it's one of those things that works fine for another person, but weight is definately an issue. I would estimate 200 lbs as a max for it. I thought that number was written somewhere, but I...
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    They're not that bad. Then again, I only weigh...

    They're not that bad.
    Then again, I only weigh 170 lbs, so the stretch isn't too bad for me.
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    Not sure if anyone is going to see this, but I'll...

    Not sure if anyone is going to see this, but I'll put it here anyways.

    What is the packed size of the Ember? I'm thinking about getting one down the road, but would like to know how big it...
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    I wouldn't go thinner than a 1/16, and I'd try to...

    I wouldn't go thinner than a 1/16, and I'd try to go for bigger than the diameter of a pencil eraser. You can get them from many places, and it's usually cheaper if you get a dozen or so at a time. ...
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    If you covered them in fabric first, or got some...

    If you covered them in fabric first, or got some smaller ones, it wouldn't be so bad. Also, they come apart much easier if you slide them apart rather than just trying to pull them apart.

    The...
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    The magnets you're talking about are called rare...

    The magnets you're talking about are called rare earth magnets. You can get them in all types of sizes, and they have a lot of strength. You I have two coin shaped ones stuck to my desk that are...
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    Youch! Didn't realize that it would be 7...

    Youch!

    Didn't realize that it would be 7 lbs. I guess that explains why I haven't seen in mentioned.
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    Down featherbeds?

    Tried using the search function and didn't come up with any results.

    While registering for wedding gifts on saturday, I happened upon some down featherbeds that seemed to be reasonably priced. ...
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    I really like the look of the Crowsnest, but I'm...

    I really like the look of the Crowsnest, but I'm going to have to hold off for right now. Maybe after I get my tax return. Otherwise it will have to wait until after I get married this summer...
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    I appreciate the info on the wool blanket, and...

    I appreciate the info on the wool blanket, and the extra layer would be good as well. I'd probably just use ripstop.
    I haven't actually seen a poncho liner at my military surplus store, but I...
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    I scrapped the down blanket idea because it would...

    I scrapped the down blanket idea because it would still end up being at least $50, and then I would have to start doing modifications.

    I think I'm going to go down a different road and attempt...
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    I've camped at Split Rock as well (although not...

    I've camped at Split Rock as well (although not in a hammock). It is a beautiful place with a variety of campsites available and a reasonable distance between them. Difficult to get into though...
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    I like the idea that you are describing Frawg. I...

    I like the idea that you are describing Frawg. I think it would be a nice balance, and it would also reduce the length. Maybe I'll try something like that if I ever decide to make one. I would...
  36. Thread: HUh?

    by kykcamper
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    If I had seen it, I would make an effort to try...

    If I had seen it, I would make an effort to try to answer it. You can PM me if you have specific questions, and I can try to answer them.
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    This made me laugh really hard. When you're out...

    This made me laugh really hard. When you're out camping, even cheap beer tastes good.
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    yeah, hammocks are rarely measured in ml. ...

    yeah, hammocks are rarely measured in ml.
    "Hennessy Hammock Cognac Ellipse - 750ml"
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    This is a really great idea. I had been...

    This is a really great idea. I had been wondering how to make the pad work, and this sounds like a solid idea. Thanks!
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    If you move them closer together, you can use the...

    If you move them closer together, you can use the lower one as an underquilt. How's that for ultralight!
    :laugh::lol:
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    Yeah, I'm quite certain that it was lower than...

    Yeah, I'm quite certain that it was lower than 650 fill power down. I honestly can't remember right now though. Not sure it is worth going back to check on.

    I've been through the thrift shops...
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    Underquilt from a down blanket?

    Hey guys,

    I've been trying to work out some sort of bottom insulation, and while I know the pad is highly recommended, I just don't want to do it.

    I was shopping today and stumbled on some...
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    While it doesn't look bad, and is certainly light...

    While it doesn't look bad, and is certainly light weight, I would be hesitant to trust it not to fail. How well does it handle heavy rain or high winds?
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    I would try doing it with my old rectangle bag,...

    I would try doing it with my old rectangle bag, but it's really heavy and I wouldn't want to use it. It's the one I used when I was in Boy scouts, about 12 years ago, and it weighs around 8 lbs. I...
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    So, what would the right dimensions be for a...

    So, what would the right dimensions be for a project like this? Do you think a bag like this would be large enough to fit over the hammock and allow me some room to move around?...
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    It's good for pads to not compress when they are...

    It's good for pads to not compress when they are under you, but in the case of fleece, it comes down to packability. I have a homemade fleece liner that is almost as big and very near the weight of...
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    I'm also looking for something like this. *Bump*

    I'm also looking for something like this.
    *Bump*
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    I like the Monkey Fist idea. It's not a super...

    I like the Monkey Fist idea. It's not a super tough knot to learn, and can be handy to know it a variety of situations. It makes it a little easier to hang a bear bag, although there are other...
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    That is a great and very versitile looking tarp, ...

    That is a great and very versitile looking tarp, Nice work!
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    I plan on picking up a cheaper (about $20)...

    I plan on picking up a cheaper (about $20) ultralight hammock from Army Navy to do the same thing. Now I just need to actually get out and use all the stuff that I keep buying!
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