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    Go to a sewing store and spend $100. It won't be the best machine, but it should work until you decide to go crazy like me. One day everything in my pack will be homemade. In fact, my trail name probably should be homemade. I am even eating homemade granola right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    Go to a sewing store and spend $100. It won't be the best machine, but it should work until you decide to go crazy like me. One day everything in my pack will be homemade. In fact, my trail name probably should be homemade. I am even eating homemade granola right now.
    In the name of Hammock Forums, I dub thee Homemade, stand and be recognized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    In the name of Hammock Forums, I dub thee Homemade, stand and be recognized.
    I would love to have that trail name, but I feel I should get a trail name while on the trail.

    Oh and speaking of names... I would like to clarify my user id
    lvleph that first letter is actually an L. lvl is 1337 for M, and so lvleph=Meph, which is short for Mephistopheles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    I would love to have that trail name, but I feel I should get a trail name while on the trail.

    Oh and speaking of names... I would like to clarify my user id
    lvleph that first letter is actually an L. lvl is 1337 for M, and so lvleph=Meph, which is short for Mephistopheles.
    Fair enough and thanks for the clarification. I'd wondered about that in all honesty. Hey, I just noticed I'm a senior member now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    I would love to have that trail name, but I feel I should get a trail name while on the trail.

    Oh and speaking of names... I would like to clarify my user id
    lvleph that first letter is actually an L. lvl is 1337 for M, and so lvleph=Meph, which is short for Mephistopheles.
    I was wondering about your trail name too, not that I'm any less confused now than before. I guess I'll have to look up "Mephistopheles".
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    OK, I looked up "Mephistopheles" on Wilikpedia. Which of these definition relates:
    1. "He who shuns the light."
    2. "Pungent, sulphurous, stinking, and noxious exhalation from the ground."
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    OK, I looked up "Mephistopheles" on Wilikpedia. Which of these definition relates:
    1. "He who shuns the light."
    2. "Pungent, sulphurous, stinking, and noxious exhalation from the ground."
    lol not quite.
    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
    Mephistopheles is a name given to one of the chief demons of Christianity appearing in European literary traditions. While the name is frequently used as an alternative form of Satan or the Devil, it evolved during the Renaissance; the name Mephistopheles makes no appearance in the Bible.

    The name is associated with the story of Faust, a scholar who sold his soul to the demon Mephistopheles for knowledge.
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    EDIT: The real purpose of the user id is summed up well in wikipedia's entry for The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
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    The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story (Faustus is Latin for Faust), in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. On a deeper level, this play shows the decay of a person who chooses material gains (by commanding the devils to suit his desires) over spiritual belief and in doing so, loses his soul.
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    its also the name of my favorite character in "cats"
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    Go to a sewing store and spend $100. It won't be the best machine, but it should work until you decide to go crazy like me. One day everything in my pack will be homemade. In fact, my trail name probably should be homemade. I am even eating homemade granola right now.
    $100 should get you a good machine. If you want to spend I little more, I spent $250 an got a killer machine from the late 50's.

    On the homemade thing I am working on it. The materials for the quilts should be in tomorrow or the next day. The down should be in next week. Now all that is left is to start making clothes. I am thinking of making the thru-hiker down jacket next month before I leave. Rain gear and hiking clothes will have to wait until this winter.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I spent $400 and I am glad I did. My $99 one sucked. I could never get the tension right.

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