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    Look nice and very DIYable.

    Look nice and very DIYable.
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    +1. That is why I always carry proof of my IQ...

    +1. That is why I always carry proof of my IQ and a fake Mensa membership card to show them. Believe me, it has worked every time...so far anyways. :lol:
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    Recommended reading: Night of the Grizzlies...

    Recommended reading: Night of the Grizzlies ::sleep:
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    DH Sparrow, Chameleons, an assortment of 90*...

    DH Sparrow, Chameleons, an assortment of 90* hammocks all symmetrical and although I have owned asyms I wouldn't even consider limiting my sleeping options with by owning another asym.
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    The best to you on your new lifestyle choices,...

    The best to you on your new lifestyle choices, stay healthy and enjoy.
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    Yes I know and I'm not happy about the...

    Yes I know and I'm not happy about the surreptitiousness of it all. Honestly the secrecy and big delay sort of makes me feel like the proverbial western "all hat and no cattle" kind of guy. But I...
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    As a 90 degree hammock modifier I'm glad to see...

    As a 90 degree hammock modifier I'm glad to see you giving a go at R&D. Attached is a similar design I conjured up spring 2020. There is more to a fabricating a comfortable flat lying 90 hammock...
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    Honestly I've had zero, zip, nada interest in any...

    Honestly I've had zero, zip, nada interest in any of the Tensa posts...until I saw this setup and PCT venture. Now that is very interesting and piques my thoughts, and unfortunately desires too.
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    There is also Craigslist, MontanaGunTrader (much...

    There is also Craigslist, MontanaGunTrader (much more than guns), and Backpackinglight's For Sale forum, and Geartrade.com
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    I have a HG Phoenix and a AHD Ridgecreek that...

    I have a HG Phoenix and a AHD Ridgecreek that work for GE and 90* hammocks. I also have a Exped short downmat and a Thermarest Trekker Torso for inflatables.
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    My son has lived on Maui for decades. He's a...

    My son has lived on Maui for decades. He's a carpenter, upholsterer, mountain bike guide, and surf bum. Unfortunately, mentioning my name falls under one of those "get shot" possibilities if you do...
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    That frame is very similar to the frame I use...

    That frame is very similar to the frame I use daily for my 'couch', and often nightly, for my GE hammocks. Price? $5 at the local building materials recycling center. I really like it because it is...
  13. I actually lengthened the RL using a whoopie...

    I actually lengthened the RL using a whoopie style RL in my Sparrow (and in most hammocks). That also means my diagonal is more along the axis and less tangential. I use it every day for a...
  14. My kids were long grown and gone before my...

    My kids were long grown and gone before my hammock days. As for my Border Collie she prefers to roll her own when it comes to where to sleep even though I do have an Alcott pup tent and a Pet...
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    Howdy from the state of Montana, USofA. Welcome...

    Howdy from the state of Montana, USofA. Welcome to a bountiful supply of information that can be discovered on HF.
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    Thanks for sharing this unfortunate news. I...

    Thanks for sharing this unfortunate news. I own/owned a couple of DH hammocks. My Sparrow has become my winter "couch" for watching videos. Superbly made hammocks and I had the good fortune to...
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    I'd strongly suggest you had over your wallet and...

    I'd strongly suggest you had over your wallet and credit card to your significant other or a good friend for safe keeping or your expendable funds will soon be depleted. Yes, before you ask, you do...
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    Cool! My grandparents immigrated from...

    Cool! My grandparents immigrated from Switzerland. I've lived and worked in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming, but I always wanted to visit the stunning mountains of Switzerland. Actually hree of...
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    "A horizon". Does that indicate you have a...

    "A horizon". Does that indicate you have a background in soils?
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    I have both a Phoenix and an Arrowhead Designs...

    I have both a Phoenix and an Arrowhead Designs 3/4 UQs that I use most of the time. Plenty enough for three seasons. Plus less bulk and weight for backpacking. This time of year I haul out the...
  21. For a number of my wilderness winter trips I used...

    For a number of my wilderness winter trips I used a smaller Dana Designs backpack to hook my pulk to the waist belt. The pack belt keeps the attachment points spread out and it doesn't 'squeeze'...
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    You are starting a very nice collection of...

    You are starting a very nice collection of hammock pics!
  23. FS: I'll take the haven tent

    I'll take the haven tent
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    Wow, now that looks easy enough :laugh: ...

    Wow, now that looks easy enough :laugh:

    Seriously, having spent a career spanning decades working in the Teton, Absaroka-Beartooth, Scapegoat, Mission, Bob Marshall, and Great Bear I applaud you...
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    Polycro is the material that window weatherizing...

    Polycro is the material that window weatherizing kits contain. Comes in large sizes, inexpensive especially if you find the surplus kits at thrift and building recycle stores, and can be cut to size.
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    I won't be as unkind as to mention what I paid...

    I won't be as unkind as to mention what I paid for a couple of portable steel hammock stands at the local building materials recycling center.

    I will be kind enough to say with out a doubt that is...
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    If you wanted to experiment you could fashion a...

    If you wanted to experiment you could fashion a whoopie style adjustable ridgeline and play to your heart's content. Then file a report.
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    Wow, what an incredibly useful thread (pun barf)....

    Wow, what an incredibly useful thread (pun barf). And to reiterate what an educational reply from Gutterman. Last winter I used Mara 70 on several hammocks including a 90 degree that probably has...
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    Machete? Gee whiz, I didn't know NY had that...

    Machete? Gee whiz, I didn't know NY had that much jungle.
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    The OP is looking for an integral type hammock,...

    The OP is looking for an integral type hammock, i.e. the UQ is attached to the hammock body. But yes dream hammocks are nice. I had a Raven and now own a Sparrow that I use often.
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    I am at a loss for words. I can say something...

    I am at a loss for words. I can say something like "Very nice!", but that doesn't express how beautiful this set of pictures is.
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    I spend part or all of a night in a hammock, and...

    I spend part or all of a night in a hammock, and on rarer occasions only on my tepurpedic bed. I tend to rotate through various hammocks, GEs, Hammocktent 90s, and DIY 90, They also serve as my...
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    I'm glad it turned out to be a two thumbs up...

    I'm glad it turned out to be a two thumbs up night!:thumbup:
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    Kudos for the DIY effort. I made something very...

    Kudos for the DIY effort. I made something very similar. Then I came across an inexpensive Amazon, probably china, Alcott Pup Tent that is surprising light weight....
  35. There are places that make canvas tarps and...

    There are places that make canvas tarps and tents. Montana Canvas in Bozeman is one place I know of for sure, and there are undoubtedly others. Probably Rainer in Washington state. I used cotton...
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    Nay, me thinks perhaps The Wizard of Odds may be...

    Nay, me thinks perhaps The Wizard of Odds may be more appropriate. That man has no time to be sequestered behind some curtain pulling fakery when there is a whole world to juggle, unicycle, hike,...
  37. Thanks for sharing your journey and for posting...

    Thanks for sharing your journey and for posting the pics so we all can be world travelers together.
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    Yes, so very beautiful. Another stellar from...

    Yes, so very beautiful. Another stellar from infrastellar :thumbup:
  39. I also got to thinking that it isn't the 1000...

    I also got to thinking that it isn't the 1000 miles the cloud was put into service. Rather it is the number of nights the hammock was deployed that is more important.

    Regarding MT, yes it has...
  40. Thanks for the heads up. I went with a Double...

    Thanks for the heads up. I went with a Double Layer in the .71 Cloud. I also picked up a 1.2 Hexon (discontinued print bargain) that I can insert inside the DL Cloud for truck camping where weight...
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    MUCH better width. Now they need to work on...

    MUCH better width. Now they need to work on weight. I've got some ideas.

    However, doesn't quite compare to a 90 degree Hammocktent 90 gamma (or OTD DIY 90 degree) with OTD mods coming in at 23...
  42. Nice trip that brings back a lot of good memories...

    Nice trip that brings back a lot of good memories of climbing and backpacking trips into the Winds when I worked out of Lander and Moran, WY. Couldn't help but make some observations as I sit here...
  43. Thread: DIY Hammock

    by OlTrailDog
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    jadekayak is correct about the sheets bend and...

    jadekayak is correct about the sheets bend and double sheets bend. I use them to connect two ropes of different diameters.
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    Vostrovia. Perhaps the first hanger from Russia...

    Vostrovia. Perhaps the first hanger from Russia on HF? Welcome to a store house of much useful information and opinion.
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    I'll chime in by saying that I used a filter. ...

    I'll chime in by saying that I used a filter. Water sources are abundant. I carry purification tabs as a back up. The tabs are part of a learning experience with Steripen system that didn't work...
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    Sticky: Update. One of the VB has been spoken for and...

    Update. One of the VB has been spoken for and will be on it's way next week. I decided to keep the other one and add it to the tupperware tub that I stow in the truck for the winter months. ...
  47. Hang in there :lol:

    Hang in there :lol:
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    Sticky: I have a couple of sleeping bag VBs that I would...

    I have a couple of sleeping bag VBs that I would be happy to donate to a couple of interested folks. They are sitting ready to either donate to the goodwill as I'm confident I will not be putting...
  49. Very cool. Last weekend was the ACA Bike a Park...

    Very cool. Last weekend was the ACA Bike a Park weekend, or something to that effect. My border collie and I participated by enrolling a trip at local state park and then MTB trails on FS lands. ...
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    +1 on just hooking the shock cord line for all...

    +1 on just hooking the shock cord line for all the UQ options.
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