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    Another NorCal

    So I saw something about nacrabiners and wondered what the heck they were. So I found out and made some then came the whoopie slings. Got some amsteel blue and made up some of them. Then I thought it would be good to have a hammock. Bought some 1.5 ripstop and made one then got some 1.1 and made another. I then got some dynaglide and made some more whoopie slings. Used some polyester straps with sewn loops at each end and some bamboo as shackles. So the 1.1 so far is my hammock. Set it up in the back yard and used my WM Megalite. Was only in the high 50's so I got a little cold. Next night I used the blue foam pad and was much warmer but it was too fussy. Did 3 more nights at home with the pad and an old synthetic sleeping bag. All too fussy. I found it sort of hard to sleep in at first but it was getting better the more I tried it. Finally borrowed a 3/4 underquilt and the Megalite for a trip of 6 nights that ranged into the 30's and was pleased with the setup. Got a Cuben Tarp from ZPacks also. Found the UQ calculator and calculated the dimensions for the underquilt, bought the material but havn' t had time to sew it up yet. I guess we'll have another frankenquilt here. So that's where I am and glad to be here.

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    Very Cool & Welcome

    I'm 90 miles NE of SF so you're in my neck of the woods.

    Glad to see ya off the ground and hanging with the best. I've got over 5,000 hiking miles on my hammock and a few years sleeping in it full time as well.

    We're looking at getting a group hang going this next year so keep coming back. Check out some of the other group hangs trips and you'll see there is a wealth of info to be learned going to one.

    I just got into the DIY gear so I have to hand it to you that you started on the right foot as purchasing gear is habit forming.

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    NorCal Hang

    Here the link to the NorCal Hang I mentioned above... Hope you can make it.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=42514

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    Welcome to HF from Indiana! Sounds like you have fell into the diy addiction! It always starts with something small

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    Sounds like you are well on your way ... Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    Welcome!

    From San Rafael, CA.

    Hey I just drove through Salinas a few weeks ago. Stopped in at the Salinas City BBQ on my way back from one of my favorite places to hang. Ever been to Arroyo Seco Gorge? I go there at least a few times every year. Love that place. Always stop at that BBQ place on the way back.

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    Welcome from South Carolina!

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