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    Another DIY-er

    I've been lurking around here for about a year and decided its time to come out of the closet. I am a long-time hiker and backpacker and began making gear a few years ago. The guarantee on my knees ran out and I needed to lighten the load - DIY seemed the easiest way to do this.

    I put together a gathered-end hammock last spring, added a bugnet and took it with me to NH for hiking in the Whites. I had minimal insulation and with the weather cool and wet I only got to use it a few times. I did enjoy leaving the Kinsman Notch shelter around 7pm, knowing I could find a campsite along the ridge whenever I wanted to.

    I am currently converting a Jardine-like quilt to an underquilt. If it works out maybe I'll try to make a down underquilt next. (Maybe I can make the Indiana hang to give it a real test.)

    Thanks for all the ideas - this is a great site.

    Don

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    Welcome! this is a great for the DIY child that lives in you!

    Congrats on "coming out of the closet"

    ~sc

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    Welcome, krugd. Glad to have you out of the closet.
    Stoikurt
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    Hey there ...
    Welcome to a great site... Glad to see more DIYers ... Helps me get motivated! Welcome again...
    Questtrek
    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir.

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    Welcome to the forum. If your in N. KY, then your close enough to attend the Hoosier Hang in April! Hope to see you there.

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    I was thinking about attending the hang. Thanks for the invite. I will put the date on my calendar. I had another hike planned, but this sounds like it will be more fun.

    I used to get down to the Deam wilderness when I attended IU a few (too many ) years ago. It would be nice to get back.
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    A Whoooo Buddy Welcome krugd !
    Might see you there.....
    Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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    So Shug, this is great news! You just might make an appearance at the Hoosier Hang... let us know what we gotta do to make it a definite!

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