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    And remember...shouts of "Whoooo Buddy!" can be heard for a long ways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    And remember...shouts of "Whoooo Buddy!" can be heard for a long ways!
    Yes it can!
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    OK, so Weasel and I are hoping to be onsite at the trailhead around noon on Friday. The weather is looking like its gonna be decent. Low's are around 32 both nights.

    We should be easy to spot...I'm thinking that there aren't gonna be a whole lotta folks out there with hammocks that ain't us.

    I look forward to this. Last year I learned a couple of new ways to do some things that I'm still using today.

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    at least one of the guys from BCUSA will be joining in, and he was wondering about a headcount in case folks want to do a group breakfast or possibly dinner friday or Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenShamen View Post
    I was out there this weekend, 11/30-11/2 and the gate was still open. I am not sure if it will be open all season, but it was a sure was a nice surprise.

    Hello! I am from the Lawrence area and I am newb to hammocking. I am in the process of gathering materials for a DIY a hammock and a tarp. Hopefully it turns out. I'm getting my materials from DIY Gear Supply. I cannot find a supplier close to Lawrence that has the right stuff. The fabric shops look at me like I'm crazy when I ask them for 70D ripstop nylon. HAHA

    Referring to the quote above and if you didn't know already, I think Woodridge is open all year round for hiking and camping. They close the gate so you cannot park inside. My wife, dog and I go out there and hike the 4.5 mile trail all the time. That's where I would love to start hammock camping. Its crazy beautiful out there.

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    Yup - we all know it's open but the gate is shut -- that's why folks are surprised the gate has been open as recently as this past weekend.
    try asking for 1.7 or 1.9 oz/yard ripstop rather than 70D.
    also check the DIY forum for one of the tablecloth hammock threads -- can't remember the website, but they sell crinkle taffeta tablecloths in perfectly suitable for hammock making sizes for less than $20.
    you are more than welcome to join us this weekend - and if there's gear you or the wife need, it's possible one of us could help. (for example I have one of the $25 hammocks from wally world I use as a loaner at times)

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    Quote Originally Posted by namnat View Post
    Hello! I am from the Lawrence area and I am newb to hammocking. I am in the process of gathering materials for a DIY a hammock and a tarp. Hopefully it turns out. I'm getting my materials from DIY Gear Supply. I cannot find a supplier close to Lawrence that has the right stuff. The fabric shops look at me like I'm crazy when I ask them for 70D ripstop nylon. HAHA

    Referring to the quote above and if you didn't know already, I think Woodridge is open all year round for hiking and camping. They close the gate so you cannot park inside. My wife, dog and I go out there and hike the 4.5 mile trail all the time. That's where I would love to start hammock camping. Its crazy beautiful out there.
    Check the Super Walmart on Iowa for fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namnat View Post
    Hello! I am from the Lawrence area and I am newb to hammocking. I am in the process of gathering materials for a DIY a hammock and a tarp. Hopefully it turns out. I'm getting my materials from DIY Gear Supply. I cannot find a supplier close to Lawrence that has the right stuff. The fabric shops look at me like I'm crazy when I ask them for 70D ripstop nylon. HAHA

    Referring to the quote above and if you didn't know already, I think Woodridge is open all year round for hiking and camping. They close the gate so you cannot park inside. My wife, dog and I go out there and hike the 4.5 mile trail all the time. That's where I would love to start hammock camping. Its crazy beautiful out there.
    Are you coming out this weekend, Namnat? You're welcome, even if you don't have you hammock/tarp completed yet. Heck, even just stopping by to visit for a few if you're not ready to camp out yet...tents are also welcome!

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    OK...so I'm not 100% on the attendance yet, and definitely not sure WHEN folks are arriving, but here's the attendee list as far as I know it at this point:

    Owl
    Weasel
    Ramenshaman
    Fuhgawee
    1066vik (+1 from BCUSA)
    Skygzr
    Vicky
    Dudorino
    Tunaslayer

    My hope is that Weasel and I will be onsite around noon tomorrow, but as always the wife's "can you do this before you go" list is growing, so not sure yet on when we'll be there tomorrow, other than hopefully before dark. We plan on setting up at the trailhead tomorrow night for sure, so if you're not sure who/where once you arrive, walk to the middle of the trailhead and shout "Whoooo buddy!!!" as loudly as you can. If there are other folks out there not from the forums, they'll look at you and wonder...the rest of us will likely answer to give you a direction of travel.

    Looking forward to seeing y'all there! Safe travels, and hope your hammock is comfy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1066vik View Post
    Yup - we all know it's open but the gate is shut -- that's why folks are surprised the gate has been open as recently as this past weekend.
    try asking for 1.7 or 1.9 oz/yard ripstop rather than 70D.
    also check the DIY forum for one of the tablecloth hammock threads -- can't remember the website, but they sell crinkle taffeta tablecloths in perfectly suitable for hammock making sizes for less than $20.
    you are more than welcome to join us this weekend - and if there's gear you or the wife need, it's possible one of us could help. (for example I have one of the $25 hammocks from wally world I use as a loaner at times)
    I will defiantly look in to that. Im trying to make the hammock, tarp and UQ all out of the same pattern. For example, a coated 1.9 woodland camo fabric. Also, I've been reading on here how to re-purpose poncho liners for UQ. I really like the ideas everyone has.

    Quote Originally Posted by RamenShamen View Post
    Check the Super Walmart on Iowa for fabric.
    I never even thought about looking at Walmart. Didn't think they carried stuff like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    Are you coming out this weekend, Namnat? You're welcome, even if you don't have you hammock/tarp completed yet. Heck, even just stopping by to visit for a few if you're not ready to camp out yet...tents are also welcome!
    I would love to come out and "hang" with you guys, but I have to work this weekend. Hopefully I can make it to other hangouts in the future.
    "Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth." - Jules Verne

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