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    New To Hanging

    Hello to all, I have been doing alot of research on hammock camping and following the forum for a while now. I have been a tent camper for many years and think its time to take the plunge!! I have been looking at the Black Bird and the Hennessy but still undecided. Any input on this from you guys would be a big help. Thanks Brushy Bill.

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    Welcome.

    If you get the Hennessy, make sure you get the zipper mod by 2Q&ZQ. It really makes it a whole new hammock.
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
    I use Linux.
    I play go.
    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

    Hang On!

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    BB, not the hammock, thats your name...welcome up off the ground.

    Support a American made product!!!! Buy a Blackbird. Keep at least one job in the USA.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    American Made

    American Made all the way, think ill have ago at making my own before I order anything. Have been looking on the net for info, any suggestions...

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    Hey Brushy Bill, welcome to the forums!

    Check out the DIY section here for many many ideas about how to make your own "stuff". If you have specific questions about making something, you will get lots of helpful info and feedback there.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    If you have specific questions about making something, you will get lots of helpful info and feedback there.
    I don't know about helpful... but certainly opinionated. Which is helpful in its own way.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Lots of diy info here on hammock forums..look under the diy forum and tutorial forum, many options available. If its been done with a hammock, its somewhere on this site.
    Just Jeff's site http://www.tothewoods.net/ is loaded with great info and tutorial info, he is a member here, and a cool guy.

    Should be all the info you need, fabric choices, thread, needles, measurements, etc. Do some research on these two sites. Make your choices on what style and size and get busy.

    Be sure to browse thru the video forum here on HF, lots of useful info to be learned by watching them. Grizzly Adams video series on suspensions is a must see, and Shug's videos explain pretty much everything else. And they are both entertaining. (or at least try to be)
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    DIY hammocks and gear

    Thanks all this has been a big help!! As far as under quilts I dont know if i would want to try to make my own. Anybody have something used out there for sale??

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    Welcome Brushy Bill!

    There is a section here under Forums/Marketplace titled "For Sale". You can always find used items there...Good luck

    ~Lori

    PS. Warbonnet blackbird...the ultimate!

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    Welcome to the forum, great people, great advice.

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