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    Went to Prince William Forest Park for the day with my two girls to play in hammocks and hike in the piney woods of VA. Good time to do adjustments to my setup. Heffalump (Cassandra, 10) and Woozle...
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    Dibs on the chair, PM inbound

    Dibs on the chair, PM inbound
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    Phoenix has arrived!

    Received my 20* Phoenix UQ last night and couldn't wait to check it out. It is my first piece of down gear, so I was really excited and surprised at how light it is. I am not a gram weenie, but the...
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    Count me in, please. My 3 year old has mentioned...

    Count me in, please. My 3 year old has mentioned more than once that she wants to sleep in a hammock just like her sister and two brothers do. Thanks!:)
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    PM sent on pack cover

    PM sent on pack cover
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    Great setup! I wanted to take my 10 year old...

    Great setup! I wanted to take my 10 year old daughter out for an overnighter, but was concerned about her getting scared in a HH Scout. I have a BWDD winter dream, and can use a wallyworld tarp to...
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    One in black for me, please. Thanks for the deal!

    One in black for me, please. Thanks for the deal!
  8. SOLD to Badchef

    SOLD to Badchef
  9. SOLD: Katadyn Hiker Water Microfilter

    Bought this from another HF member last year. Put it in the gear closet and haven't used it since. $50 shipped.
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    Sold pending payment.

    Sold pending payment.
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    SOLD: #2 Hennessey SS

    Older model #2 Hennessey Supershelter (feed suspension thru) for sale. Undercover, OCF pad, and REI stuffsack included. Bought it in 2010 for my HH EULA. Used 2-3 times at scout camps. I bought a...
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    20* Phoenix on Order

    Considering all the great stories I have read on HF regarding customer service at hammock Gear, I didn' think I could add much more. i was wrong, of course. Last week I put in an order for a 20*...
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    Lots of great advice here. For pants, I like the...

    Lots of great advice here. For pants, I like the used pair of scout pants that convert to shorts I got at the thrift store. Old Navy has polar fleece tops and bottoms, usually on clearance after...
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    Barry got us started on hammocks as SM of Troop...

    Barry got us started on hammocks as SM of Troop 651 in Billerica, MA. At Camp Wanocksett in 2010, we had both leaders and 4 boys in the trees (Our troop slogan was "Men in Trees"). Since moving to...
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    Spring Break Suggestions

    I am considering a small section hike on the AT with my sons during the Spring Break week in Virginia on 9-13 April 2012 and wanted to get some ideas of routes, areas, etc. I am thinking 4 days/3...
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    here in Stafford, VA

    here in Stafford, VA
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    Scouts all did fine. Leaders brought some extra...

    Scouts all did fine. Leaders brought some extra gear as well. Boys goofed off most of the night as usual. Apparently there was a double-booking issue with another troop who had the large enclosed...
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    Scout Camping near Gettysburg, PA

    Spent the weekend camping with the scouts at Camp Conawego near Gettysburg, PA. We spent Friday night at the camp, with the boys crowded into the open-air cabins (no doors, vented sides) on wooden...
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    Depending on where you live, sleeping out in the...

    Depending on where you live, sleeping out in the back yard may not be a good place to practice solo camping. Tried it once with the kids when we lived in Texas. The teenagers racing their cars down...
  20. Thread: Whoopies

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    I usuallly get mine from Redden Marine.

    I usuallly get mine from Redden Marine.
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    I have had that happen on occasion, and have...

    I have had that happen on occasion, and have asked a manager to sell it at regular price and apply the coupon. Doesn't always work, but if you are a regular customer at the local fabric store you...
  22. Thread: Tarp Flyz

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    Great work, Dutch!

    Great work, Dutch!
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    Welcome to the Forum from a former New England...

    Welcome to the Forum from a former New England resident (MA). Loved the white mountains while we were there!
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    Looks like a great weekend spot to hang. We own...

    Looks like a great weekend spot to hang. We own a house in Gilbert that we will retire to in a few years. Nice to find new spots to look forward to.
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    Nice Weekend with the Family

    So we got there around 7:30, and it was pretty dark. Once we checked in att the lodge, we unloaded our gear at the cottage and got a fire going. It was 32 degrees when we arrived. None of the kids...
  26. Welcome from Fairfax Station. Lots of great...

    Welcome from Fairfax Station. Lots of great folks in the area.
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    Bear's Den Trail Center

    I'm heading to Bear's Den tonight for an overnighter with the family. Rented the cottage for the wife and kids, and will be using my BB 1.1DL for the first time. It will be our first time on the...
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    I use a tree hugger and S-biner and hang on a...

    I use a tree hugger and S-biner and hang on a nearby tree. I like the tripod idea for access and may try this weekend.
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    Greetings from Fairfax Station!

    Greetings from Fairfax Station!
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    Nice!

    I recently harvested a zipper form a a sleeping bag I got at the thrift store and was thinking of ways to use it rather than give it away. Sounds like the thread injector will be humming tonight! ...
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    Pinnacle on the way

    Couldn't control the Buy Now finger any longer. Pinot/Grease Pinnacle...oooohhh pretty.:lol::lol:
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    I have to give credit to my wife, a fellow...

    I have to give credit to my wife, a fellow Michigander from Port Huron.
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    Great deal for Vibrams

    My wife saw this on SlickDeals:

    http://www.citysports.com/Vibram-FiveFingers-Classic-Smartwool---Mens/190018/Product


    Free Shipping!:thumbup:
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    I own both a HH EULA (with zipper mod) and a WBBB...

    I own both a HH EULA (with zipper mod) and a WBBB 1.1 dl. I enjoy both setups, wiht the HH allowing me to go netless thanks to 2QZQ's excellent work. The thing I like most about the BB is the...
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    My wife let me make a hammock on Valentine's Day...

    My wife let me make a hammock on Valentine's Day while she went to bed. Of course, she is six months pregnant with our sixth child. She wants a serger, so helping me is helping her.



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    Or if I mistakenly camp in a bullfighting...

    Or if I mistakenly camp in a bullfighting arena...:lol::lol::lol:

    I have spent the last 22 years wearing BDUs, ACUs, and assorted camoflauge, so I figured it would be a nice change of pace to have...
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    DIY IX Underquilt

    So, does it count if I had my wife help me finish/assist with the thread injector? Here is my first "big" project, an IX underquilt using Scott Littlefield's design. It is 48 x 60, with 3 layers of...
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    Scott, Is the ridgeline for your tarp? If so, it...

    Scott, Is the ridgeline for your tarp? If so, it is going to be longer than 11', more in the 20-25' range (maybe longer) depending on the span and size of the trees you hang between. I htink you...
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    Gonna add some grossgrain tabs and velcro on each...

    Gonna add some grossgrain tabs and velcro on each end. Tonight's project is my first DIY HH clone hammock following Knotty's instructions. :scared:
    I have the whoopies already made, but in blue. ...
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    I think it depends on your reasons for making the...

    I think it depends on your reasons for making the change. I own a Hennessey Explorer with whoopie slings/tree huggers and a WBBB 1.1 dl with the webbing/dutch clips. i changed my son's hennesseys...
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    So are you on the East Coast (ATL) or in the...

    So are you on the East Coast (ATL) or in the Desert (AZ) testing your gear? Would love to see pics of your trip in either location, as we have family in both locations. Good to know where the best...
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    Not bashing your creation, by any means, Homer....

    Not bashing your creation, by any means, Homer. It just occurred to me when I saw your organizer.

    PF[/QUOTE]

    No offense taken, PF. I used them mainly to show the size of the pockets, but do...
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    Noob DIY Ridgeline Organizer

    Thought I'd give the whole DIY a try, but start small until I get the hang (no pun intended) of using a thread injector. I made a stuff sack or two a few months ago, but nothing worth sharing. This...
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    I hope it works out for you. I converted to...

    I hope it works out for you. I converted to hammocks after a scoutmaster for my sons suggested I try one. I wrecked my back in a HUMMWV accident, so ground dwelling often left me in agony during...
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    Great site and great new logo, Brian!

    Great site and great new logo, Brian!
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    I second that!

    Scott made me an awesome BWDD Winter Dream in Patriot Blue that turned lots of heads at a scout campout last weekend! Can't say enough about the quality and customer service. :thumbup:
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    Great Setup! Which model of stand is that?

    Great Setup! Which model of stand is that?
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    Awesome job on the packs!

    Awesome job on the packs!
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    Borrowing a Stand

    Hi fellow forum members,

    Anyone in the Northern Virginia area have a Byer Vario or homemade stand I could borrow for a scout roundtable on Thursday night? I am doing a presentation on...
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