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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeDad View Post
    We should start a 12 step thread.

    "Hi, I'm Dad, and I'm an addict!"

    The kids are in school now (Yeah) so I have two new tarps, two TQ's to make and a 0* UQ along with some modifications, hammock stands and a better arrangement for my full time hanging (hard to reach the alarm).

    "Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our hammock obsession had become unmanageable"

    Define "unmanageable". I still have projects I need to do. I still have materials for said projects. I still have space to put said projects when complete.

    I'm not an addict. I can stop any time I want, mainly because I'm having a hard time finding the time to do them. The list just gets longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aven View Post

    I'm not an addict. I can stop any time I want, mainly because I'm having a hard time finding the time to do them. The list just gets longer.
    DeNial is not just a river in Egypt I'm really jonesing for some time with a thread injector and fluffy feathers.
    The person who says that it can't be done, doesn't
    The person who says that it can be done, does it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordo_99 View Post

    ...but hey, it's better than playing video games right? (I'm 26)
    Woah woah!! Let's not get carried away. I'm 35 and an avid gamer, in between sewing. TFC Rick on Xbox. BF3 every Tues. and Thurs. @ 9p est.
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    Hi, I'm Mix. And, uhhm, I guess I am an addict too..
    I've not been into hammocking for a full year yet, started with a Eureka Chrysalis and then things kind of snowballed.
    A little background is needed to understand the width of this. I was part of a hiphop group here in Sweden, we never made it but we fought the good fight though. I then went on to produce my own music, managed to scrape together enough funds to buy all necessary equipment and off I went.
    It was a rough ride and ended up being more of a personal vent than a business, and when I found hammocking this last fall it pretty much fell into oblivion.

    So, last month I suddenly realized I hadn't made a single beat for almost 6 months. I made a decision and ripped out all studiostuff to make it my gearmaking studio instead!
    You might understand the looks on my friends and former associates faces, when I announced I was stepping down in favor of my threadinjecting..

    So far, Ive made 3 UL hammocks, 3-4 hammockchairs, modified numerous hammocks adding bugnets and zippers, added panel tieouts to my tarp, an antislipcover for my pad, stuffbags, wintersock etc. etc.

    So, here I am. I had a promising career, and gave it all away in favor of hammocking. If I wasn't having so much fun, and got so much use out of my addiction, I guess that could actually sting a little

    Cheers / Mix

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    [QUOTE=jordo_99;805304]I fell off the wagon only a month ago, making my first "beak tarp".
    I've now added a hammock, bug net and an 8x10 flat tarp under my belt and starting a double walled tent after the weekend.

    I think my girlfriend and roommates are going to have an intervention for me soon...

    Intervention is definitely needed!
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    I just pulled the trigger and bought all the materials for my silNylon tarp and bug net. That will allow me to completely replace my tent system with a hammock system. I can't wait to sew it up and get out for an overnight test trip.

    I'm not addicted. I can quit any time I want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeDad View Post
    DeNial is not just a river in Egypt I'm really jonesing for some time with a thread injector and fluffy feathers.
    My barge has it's own dock.

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    Just in the past month, 1.5 hammocks (I'm gonna re-do one), 2 bottom-entry bugnets, 2 sets of suspension (though I still need to play with toggles some more, cause they're cool), finalizing 2 tarp designs.

    Bought a whole spool of Amsteel, hoping it will be enough...

    I've enjoyed the hobby so much I'm tempted to try a backpack, even though I don't need a backpack. I could always try some light outdoor clothing, I suppose.

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