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I sent that email at like 10:30 last night. I got the following response 3 minutes later:Good Evening!
Looking to buy a chameleon, but would like sewn in Dutch clips on the Beetle buckle suspension. Is this possible? Would like to order in the AM. What is the turn around time for a chameleon order right now?
One of the kids in my troop got one before the summer and has been rubbing my nose in it all summer (I have a hammeck netty I am passing to my daughter), keeps telling me how much more ninja he is than me lmao...... I can't have that.
Talk about customer service!That is a good scout.
If you email me your order number after you order I will throw in a set of sew on Dutch clips for free and being a scout leader. Reply to this email so I remember the conversation.
We have about a 24 hour turn around time on Chameleons. Double layer slows us down to about 2 days.
You should just buy materials from dutch and/or ripstopbytheroll and make your own hammocks and tarps!Every time I go on Hammock Forums, I end up spending money on new stuff. This month so far, Dutchware Complete Chameleon, 3 TR rainflys for me and the kids and an UGQ Outfitters Penny Pincher tarp for hiking. Damn it.
Gonna be lots of gear going into the community chest
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So um, how do you feel about making me a snake skin lol. I know my limitations.....You should just buy materials from dutch and/or ripstopbytheroll and make your own hammocks and tarps!
I've made two tarps, four (or is it five?) hammocks, an underquilt, two sets of 'snakesknins', a hammock neck pillow, a bunch of stuff sacks, two ridgeline organizers, and a ridgeline pistol pouch.
I have a sewing machine (or thread injector lol), but have zero proficiency using it (my wife is very limited as well). Maybe I'll take a look see and see what is available....They're the easiest thing to make! I used some scrap noseeum mesh. Works great for tarps. Makes set up and pack up so much easier. It's a brilliant concept. Worth the cost to just buy some if you don't have a sewing machine.
We used to live in the house on the lot behind us. We built the house we are not now and devided the lot. When we were in the old house, the yard was all fouled with different trees, like a quarter acre forest until we thinned it all out. Except for those two maples and a bunch of apple trees.17 years? Damn! When is Arbor Day?
I find that I have just enough room with the 75, and I pack the crap out of it. My son & daughter each have a 65L and they are able to back the same exact way. It sucks that they are closed but they were more known as Expensive Mountain Shit.....Our EMS just closed. It was the only reason I ever had to go to our dying mall. Deals were frequent and I like to get my hands on stuff before buying, plus the employees tend to be outdoorsy and have actually used what they sell. Anyway, I'll take a peek at the EMS stuff. 75L is probably bigger than what I'm looking for but it's a good starting point to see what they have.
ETA: The backpack I use everyday is an old EMS bag that I bought in the mid 90s. It looks used but it's still in great shape. I've had to repair a few parts that got damaged (clips, etc) along the way, but the thing is bombproof.
Don’t know if you adjusted your fly, but I move mine down really tight (but not touching) to the screen when it’s really cold, and also make the fly touch the ground. If your back and underneath is warm and close down the air flow your eyes won’t freeze! I have first hand knowledge of frozen lashes in a hammock!I spent the first night in my new woods last night. First of all, I planned for it getting dark early but not well enough. The woods in the dark by yourself gets a tad boring after the first 5 hours and doesn't improve after that. Then I froze my ass off in the hammock. My under quilt is a 0 degree from KAQ but it turns out the DD top quilt is only rated to 35, which I assume is more like 45, and overnight it was 25. I had on about 20 layers plus gay quilted (but usually toasty) camp slippers, a balaclava and a fleece hat and still barely managed to stay above a shiver. Even my eyeballs were cold. It's amazing how cold it gets when you aren't moving.
I have to take a look at my 0 deg mummy bag and see if I can fit both it and the under quilt in my pack. I gave the 62L pack another run and it was a tight fit with the bigger quilts so it's a good thing I didn't impulse buy something smaller.
Dat full moon doe. At first I didn't know what it was as it rose behind the mountains. Then it looked like E.T. was about to get left behind. And then I recognized it for what it was: The Great Pumpkin.
It's funny I was just telling some people about looking at the fly in the morning and thinking "Huh, probably should have brought that all the way down". I'll be sure to do that next time. I have the HH top cover that's supposed to close you in in colder weather. It was pretty gappy this time. I have a couple ideas for rigging it up better that I'm going to try.Don’t know if you adjusted your fly, but I move mine down really tight (but not touching) to the screen when it’s really cold, and also make the fly touch the ground. If your back and underneath is warm and close down the air flow your eyes won’t freeze! I have first hand knowledge of frozen lashes in a hammock!
In my case I was at a campsite, had to get out of the hammock and spend an hour in my car to thaw out! Had icicles off my eyelashes! The trick is to remove all those air flow openings, it’s actually easier if you have some snow to work with too. Like I said, if you can keep your back warm, you’ll be okIt's funny I was just telling some people about looking at the fly in the morning and thinking "Huh, probably should have brought that all the way down". I'll be sure to do that next time. I have the HH top cover that's supposed to close you in in colder weather. It was pretty gappy this time. I have a couple ideas for rigging it up better that I'm going to try.
I love the woods in the winter but if I can't figure it out I might just admit defeat and wait until it gets warmer. I'm not sure I want to spend another night like last night. I still don't feel right.