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    stuff sacks

    As I ease into hammocking, I am getting more amd more stuff sacks.

    I got to wondering: Is it proper to just "stuff" the item back in the sack after use? (The merchandise is always cleverly folded and neatly inserted when you first get it.)

    My Mummy bag has stood up to a year of stuffing with only one broken compression strap buckle when I got too enthusiastic.

    Tom

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    I stuff everything. There is a reason it is called a stuff sack

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    Yep - just stick it all back in there. And you don't need to bring a separate sack for each item just b/c it came with one. You can stuff your hammock and quilt into the same sack if they're dry, or the HH and SS into the same sack even though each comes with its own, etc.
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    or you can stuff a lot of stuff into your hammock and wrap a Gearskin around it - that is what I do

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    What's a "gearskin"?

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    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    any good sites with instructions for making stuff sacks?

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    This tutorial is great. It pretty easy to make stuff sacks this way and it works great. These were some of the first sewing projects I attempted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    This tutorial is great. It pretty easy to make stuff sacks this way and it works great. These were some of the first sewing projects I attempted.
    With one more line of stitching you can put a pull handle into the bottom of the design that headchange is referring to. If your interested I will try to post a pic this week.

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    I also skip the button hole step and install a grommet or I do my drawstring exit like this (sorry about the blurry pic):

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