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    AtHomeDad's Avatar
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    Did a DIY-athon (Photo heavy)

    After borrowing most of my hammock gear to a friend for use this weekend I remembered that I was also planning on hanging. Not having the heart to say "Give it all back" I began a DIY-athon.

    My son has been asking for his own set up, so he'll be set better than every other Cub Scout at the next camping trip.

    I began with a new Silnylon Hex Tarp with winter doors and Prussic knot and shock cord pull outs.

    I had also wanted a new Down Top Quilt which ended with 5" of loft, very comfy.

    I made a couple of "Dog Bone" pillows to support my neck, the first made with down didn't provide enough support, so I made another with regular pillow stuffing.

    I also made a fleece cover for my Nalgene which will keep the cold and condensation under control and prevent burns when used with boiling water.

    After all of that my son laid his eyes on my Black Rock hat and decided that he wanted one for his very own. I couldn't afford another, so I sewed him one of these using the plans from HF.

    It's been a very busy time with the thread injector, but rewarding now that it's all done.

    I was able to hang with all of this and my new incubator UQ this weekend, temps dropped to the low 20's with 30-40 knot winds. I was snug as a bug in "my son's" rug!

    We hung at a ski hill that I patrol and everyone else thought that we (Mouseskowitz & myself) were crazy. On Sunday we went to the front desk to check out and turned in our "keys" . . . a stick. Lot's of laughs to be had, but we were probably the most comfortable throughout the weekend.
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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Wow, you have been busy! Great work!

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    Yikes! You are a one man factory!
    Mike
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    Inspiring. Great job.

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    Not just AtHomeDad but SuperDad!
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    The hat is awesome! Anyone know where the guide is by any chance?

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    AtHomeDad's Avatar
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    The plans for the hat came from Raiffnuke and can be found at this thread

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=52970

    Both my son and I are happy with the outcome.

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement!
    Last edited by AtHomeDad; 10-08-2012 at 17:34. Reason: Corrected spelling for Raiffnuke
    The person who says that it can't be done, doesn't
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    Thanks so much!
    And awesome job the gear looks great.

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    Very nice work ! That is a lot to get done.
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    Senior Member FLScouthanger's Avatar
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    Wow! Great job! Where did you find the time???

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