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    Topplestack's Avatar
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    Red face Long time lurker

    Been lurking around for some time now. Decided it about about time I actually joined. I'm pretty big into ultralight gear and in DIY since I can't afford the nice gear without making it myself.

    I started hanging a few years back when I discovered that no matter how much money I spent I'd never find a ultralight backpacking tent that would fit my 6'3" height; atleast not comfortably.

    I'm currently hanging on a DIY 1.1oz single layer. Yes, I'm a light weight and I also like to push the ultralight boundary. Surprisingly it holds. Dunno for how long.

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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome to the forum Topple. Nice country down your way
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topplestack View Post
    I'm currently hanging on a DIY 1.1oz single layer. Yes, I'm a light weight and I also like to push the ultralight boundary. Surprisingly it holds. Dunno for how long.
    Welcome to the posting side of HF. I guess you'll find out how long that 1.1 single layer holds .


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    Senior Member the2nddeal's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums. I just bought some fabric from sclittlefield to make a single layer 1.1oz hammock. Glad to hear you haven't hit the ground (yet).

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    Topplestack:
    welcome to HF.
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    Welcome to the club! Have fun and learn.

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    Thanks everyone. Always great to feel welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Welcome to the posting side of HF. I guess you'll find out how long that 1.1 single layer holds .
    It's been going on about 9 months now with about a dozen nights overall spent in the hammock and alot of late summer early fall evenings. It's the lightest thing I could find that would breathe.

    I need to make me some quilts next. I think that will be my first project as a member of the site.

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    Wish I had the skills to do some DIY, but I tend to be somewhat of a perfectionist and would probably argue with myself over the quality.

    Welcome to the forum.
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