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  1. Lol I was alone...but I’d be lying if I said the...

    Lol I was alone...but I’d be lying if I said the thought never occurred of the group camped in the parking area not far away. I mean, not a SHRED (literally) of evidence! And I searched.
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    I use the DIY deluxe - luxury for a bargain price...

    I use the DIY deluxe - luxury for a bargain price :laugh:
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    I was hungry when I opened this thread...really...

    I was hungry when I opened this thread...really thought it was going in a different direction :laugh:
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    I would do that when I had a quilt with a cinch...

    I would do that when I had a quilt with a cinch cord. My problem with cold feet is usually the result of either not having an adequate foot pad (windshield shades do NOT keep your toes warm below...
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    Ok, they’re not the best quality pics, but I...

    Ok, they’re not the best quality pics, but I think they show a bit of the difference. From left to right: mystery FP, 850FP, and 900FP. Both the 850 and 900 were bought from the same company.
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    I used 900FP for my first quilt set and 850FP for...

    I used 900FP for my first quilt set and 850FP for the second. The 850FP down clusters were noticeably smaller, but once they were all sewn up in the quilts, I can’t tell any difference in loft. I...
  7. When I was managing a 24hr restaurant, I would...

    When I was managing a 24hr restaurant, I would sleep so deeply that I had to buy an alarm clock for the deaf. Ever since I stepped down to “just a cook,” I’ll wake up to very little noise. Not that...
  8. I can’t help much with the ridgeline or flapping...

    I can’t help much with the ridgeline or flapping issues, since I’m still figuring that stuff out myself. But for knots, I’ve used the taut line for the RL, but I’ve gotten to like Andrew Skurka’s...
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    That’s a good idea. I have a bug net from...

    That’s a good idea. I have a bug net from Hummingbird Hammocks that was a bit too short for one of my hammocks. I just cinched the drawstring where it was. It worked fine, but I wasn’t being attacked...
  10. That’s pretty neat. I didn’t really think of it...

    That’s pretty neat. I didn’t really think of it in a “felting” aspect. But it makes sense. I just thought about the mats we’ve had to cut from our dog a couple of times, when he hadn’t been brushed...
  11. Lol! I’ve got a 1/2 Black and Tan hound dog/1/2...

    Lol! I’ve got a 1/2 Black and Tan hound dog/1/2 golden retriever who does the same thing. “Did you eat the cat food???” He’ll look so GUILTY! :laugh:
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    Thanks! I really had to learn as I went with the...

    Thanks! I really had to learn as I went with the first one. I could barely manage a straight line. It’s incredible what you can learn from the internet these days!
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    I’d also had no idea of the statistics (which...

    I’d also had no idea of the statistics (which isn’t unusual). I think I just let my mind decide. Either direction was 100x better than sleeping in the bed I paid $2k for, lol.

    If it means...
  14. Similar, yes, but... I’d consider Alpaca wool to...

    Similar, yes, but... I’d consider Alpaca wool to be MUCH more common for clothing and insulation purposes, with the added benefit of not smelling like wet dog (for the record, I’ve never smelled wet...
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    Thank you! I just hope the wavy stitches stay in...

    Thank you! I just hope the wavy stitches stay in there! The UQ ended up looking much better up close. Still a few tension issues, but the WHOLE thing utilized the right thread this time. I blame the...
  16. I’m so jealous! I can’t wait for updates! I’d...

    I’m so jealous! I can’t wait for updates! I’d love to set out on a hike that long, just haven’t saved the money or worked out the glitches yet. For example, I have to visit my pain management doctor...
  17. Iím intrigued, as well, since I have a large dog...

    Iím intrigued, as well, since I have a large dog that produces a TON of fluff, but - like Otter1 - the only thing I can think of is the smell of wet dog. Or dry dog, for that matter. It appeals to...
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    Iíll second this. The OHT would definitely fit...

    Iíll second this. The OHT would definitely fit your wants for seclusion. Itís beautiful, too! Eagle Rock Loop is also gorgeous - I just did that one several weeks ago. I went on a Monday-Wednesday,...
  19. How pretty out there! That’s funny, I was...

    How pretty out there! That’s funny, I was admiring the hat before you brought it up. Who makes it? I might have to pick one up.
  20. Thread: Always look up

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    Yeah, I walked an extra 3 miles to find another...

    Yeah, I walked an extra 3 miles to find another spot to camp on the OHT because of trees and limbs. Several were dead and only being held up by other trees. I REALLY didn’t want to keep going, and I...
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    Just thinking, of course, but in the context of a...

    Just thinking, of course, but in the context of a new hanger (since I’m relatively new, myself), I think it’d be much easier than adapting once you’ve already found your “groove.” I started with a...
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    You CAN buy just the Cloud fabric, or at least...

    You CAN buy just the Cloud fabric, or at least you could a couple of months ago (I haven’t checked lately). However, I’d strongly suggest you check out the thread on the vendor’s section and read...
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    That’s probably true. I’ve always thought my head...

    That’s probably true. I’ve always thought my head right preference has something psychological to do with being farther away from the entrance. I could *possibly* train myself to switch directions......
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    You’ll probably end up with more than one hammock...

    You’ll probably end up with more than one hammock anyway. It seems to be the nature of these things :laugh:
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    In my inexpert opinion, I think the others are...

    In my inexpert opinion, I think the others are right, until you know what you prefer, symmetrical might be the way to go. Personally, I’m right handed and lay with my head to the right and feet to...
  26. Great pics! Even upside down ;) You did better...

    Great pics! Even upside down ;) You did better than I would do - I’ve about decided that much more than 12 miles a day starts to suck the fun out of it for me, so I have to give myself a little...
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    Good to know. I’ve been spraying my clothes and...

    Good to know. I’ve been spraying my clothes and things on the front porch and leaving them there to dry. The 2 cats and dog are indoors, so unless they choose that moment to “escape”...
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    I must be an oddball - I LOVE the smell of old...

    I must be an oddball - I LOVE the smell of old books! :laugh:

    But yes, very good info. I’ve treated my clothes with it a couple of times, but I never thought about it being harmful to my pets....
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    That’s good to know! Tarp lines and UQ’s are the...

    That’s good to know! Tarp lines and UQ’s are the two things I can’t stop tweaking.
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    FWIW, he’s definitely the guy to listen to. In...

    FWIW, he’s definitely the guy to listen to. In any case, I sure wouldn’t be afraid of down. With our humidity, the only time I could see it being a problem, while I’ve been on a trail, is if it was...
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    That looked slick! I keep thinking about trying a...

    That looked slick! I keep thinking about trying a clew suspension with my 3/4 length UQ. I know some people say it doesnít work well for short quilts, but Iím hard headed, I guess.
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    I haven’t seen any, but I’m sure I know less...

    I haven’t seen any, but I’m sure I know less about what’s out there than others do. I’ve got a 11’ DCF rectangle tarp, so I can “create” doors, but I’ve thought about buying a door add-on kit, or...
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    I’d be willing to carry the extra weight for...

    I’d be willing to carry the extra weight for that! Lightening bugs in all seasons! (Well, almost)
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    Oh, and welcome! I was bitten a year ago, myself....

    Oh, and welcome! I was bitten a year ago, myself. Sorry, it’s incurable.
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    I canít speak of the pack capacity issue, since I...

    I canít speak of the pack capacity issue, since I donít have synthetic quilts, but Iím 5í5 1/2 (the 1/2 is important), so 65.5.Ē I made my last quilt, shooting for around that mark, and after losing...
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    Love those pics! Makes me want to get another...

    Love those pics! Makes me want to get another quick trip or two in before things get miserable down here!
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    Lol, I hate the slow learners...you donít get...

    Lol, I hate the slow learners...you donít get pelted with them once, but over and over before they finally get it! And I hadnít thought about a bottom entry letting less in, but it makes perfect...
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    I always thought it was just the sleeping pad I...

    I always thought it was just the sleeping pad I was using, that kept me from sleeping well on the ground, but good grief it was almost 4” thick! Since I started using a hammock, I’ve often thought I...
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    Oh, man! I can’t decide which looks better - the...

    Oh, man! I can’t decide which looks better - the scenery or the pie!
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    You’ll have to let us know how it goes! Have fun!

    You’ll have to let us know how it goes! Have fun!
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    I made that mistake on the OT. Every three hours,...

    I made that mistake on the OT. Every three hours, like clockwork....
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    Speaking of... 185485

    Speaking of...
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    Thank you. I understand exactly what you mean. I...

    Thank you. I understand exactly what you mean. I don’t hate the spiders, just that I’m so afraid of them. I’ve gotten to where I don’t flip out anymore when I walk through a web, but if they’re...
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    It also struggled to fit a longer hammock than...

    It also struggled to fit a longer hammock than 9’-9.5’. So this one’s impressive.
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    Thatís actually an awesome weight for 360*...

    Thatís actually an awesome weight for 360* protection! The last net I actually bought was a Hummingbird Hammock net, and it weighed 5 point something on my scale, with a zipper. But Iím sure it was...
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    Trust me, that’s something I wouldn’t want to...

    Trust me, that’s something I wouldn’t want to attempt to DIY! My last bug net was a headache, and design isn’t at all my forte. That net looks very well thought out and executed!
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    So that one DOES cinch up? I guess I assumed they...

    So that one DOES cinch up? I guess I assumed they had shock cord that just closed around everything. That’s neat - I’ll have to look at what they’ve got.
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    I never thought to do that. It DOES sound like it...

    I never thought to do that. It DOES sound like it would be more difficult to get in and out of. I tried a Fronkey style net with a zipper and a tube style net. The tube was a PITA to get on and off...
  49. I wonder what the weight would be...

    I wonder what the weight would be...
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    That one was scary, for sure! I have no problems...

    That one was scary, for sure! I have no problems with snakes, slugs, anything else that doesn’t have 8 legs. I can’t explain it. I wonder how easy it would be for one to get into a bottom entry net...
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