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  1. #1
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    Long time lurker, first time poster from WA

    I'll admit it, I've been lurking this forum like a bear at an overnight sponsored by Reese's. This is because (a) I am inherently lazy and (b) I have no hammock. This should hopefully change in the near future.

    I am also chea... thrifty. Since I found this forum the sewing machine my in-laws gave to us years ago has acquired a new significance. I choked a bit when the place I went said they were willing to clean it for $170, but they also said it felt good-to-go. If anyone has the instruction manual for a kenmore 385, I am interested. Yes I could get it for under 10 dollars, but see my first sentence.

    Three weeks ago I got 50' of amsteel. I now have 2 soft shackles, 2 chainlinks, 2 whoopie slings, 2 tree huggers, and 2 tree hugger extenders. Of course, I also have no idea what to do with them, or what to do with the other 25'.

    Now so much material is coming my way. Big thanks to Scott at Backwoods Daydreamer DIY for adding my underquilt obsession to my double layer hammock obsession (since the ccf I was looking at would cost basically the same amount) so I didn't have to pay for two shipments. Still no push for a tarp, sinylon scares me for some reason.

    I have so many questions, mostly about how to make sure I am comfortable as a side/stomach sleeper. Also, what is the best way to make a double layer hammock (fold the ripstop vs cutting 2 separate layers). As an aside my wife (whose mind apparently lives in the gutter) keeps laughing at things like "whipping", "soft shackles", "whoopie slings", and "milking the bury."

    So anyways.... um ..... hi.

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    X-Lem's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF!

    Google search for a manual turned up these two links. Appears there are multiple sub-models within the 385 series so don't know if these match your thread injector. Oops, there's another term for your wife to have fun with.

    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=9cd19...A5158801%21118

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/51661901/6...Machine-Manual

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome to the forum from west Texas!

    Like you, I have recently become interested in thread injection because of this site.

    The possibilities are mind-numbing. :-)

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    Welcome aboard from Florida. My Kenmore is a 158 no help there. When I pullled it out of storage after 15 years, just dusted it off and oiled it, been working great.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    welcome to Hammock Forums and hey from high point nc.
    there is a ton of stuff here to read, learn and ask about.
    if it's hammock related it's here or still waiting to be invented.
    hang on and have fun.

    home is where your hammock is.

    >_please add your name to the world wide H F member location list_<


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    Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome to the forum from Alabama!
    Tim
    I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~ Douglas Adams

    We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

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