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    Thanks! The ones in the funky tree were taken at...

    Thanks! The ones in the funky tree were taken at Ocean Lakes campground in Mrytle Beach, SC. That wasn't the only interesting tree in the park...
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    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m536/CHICKSTER...

    http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m536/CHICKSTER118/Random%20Pictures/IMG_1092.jpg
    Setting the suspension was a trick...such an interesting tree.
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    http://lifehacker.com/038568/hang-a-hammock-with-d...

    http://lifehacker.com/038568/hang-a-hammock-with-duct-tape

    Try this out if you're brave. I've got mine hanging under the loft in my dorm, but if you were moving your loft out for more room...
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    Here is one of mine...many more to come, just...

    Here is one of mine...many more to come, just need to transfer from phone to computer. There are many other great places to hang on campus...not just the elevators ;)
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    Is there any limit to how many pictures you can...

    Is there any limit to how many pictures you can enter to the contest? I have loads of good ideas.
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    Wow that rocks. Sweet job, DIY all the way!

    Wow that rocks. Sweet job, DIY all the way!
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    That's awesome...always great to meet someone on...

    That's awesome...always great to meet someone on the forums from the area. I will be in Holmes Hall next to the stadium. I'm new to Clemson, only been there twice, but I am excited to check out the...
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    I guess if your going for SUL, d-rings would be...

    I guess if your going for SUL, d-rings would be extra. But I like the pro look and the durability of the d-ring over a loop. My personal preference.

    chicky
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    you've got a nice plan and your guesstimates are...

    you've got a nice plan and your guesstimates are spot on, I think. I am in the process of making a 40 x 50" 800 fp down quilt with about 3 inches of loft. 8 oz down, 8 chambers, and 7 baffles. Allow...
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    Looks sweet! I am moving into an on campus...

    Looks sweet! I am moving into an on campus residence hall at Clemson Univ. in less than a month!!
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    I am impressed...and I happened to order an extra...

    I am impressed...and I happened to order an extra ounce of down from Stormcrow...any quick tips/general guidelines?
  12. Thread: 7D Top Quilt

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    That's sweet! I like how you used sewn thru...

    That's sweet! I like how you used sewn thru baffles. Sometimes I wonder if box-walled construction is really necessary for summer weight items.
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    On the edge of mine I've made a small hem (1/4...

    On the edge of mine I've made a small hem (1/4 wide) that can be easily concealed by the grosgain I will put over it. I like the grosgain because it helps me get a professional, neat finish.

    chicky
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    If you were in the DIY mood you could take 3...

    If you were in the DIY mood you could take 3 arrowshafts and 2 tent pole toggles and make a "tent pole" out of the arrowshafts. This would be sturdier than the real tent poles, and you could run a...
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    I think you've made the right choice with the...

    I think you've made the right choice with the rolled hem...IMO PU coated seems stronger than Silnylon so you won't have any problems with stressing out the edges (That may not be a problem with the...
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    Thank you everyone for your comments!!!



    The 7 yards of Sil 2nds were my main expense...about $45. The webbings and plastic parts cost me another 10 or so, as well as the 1.75 mm Utility line...
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    Thank you for your replies.



    It was definitely a trial of patience for me! My mom taught me to sew and now she can't believe all the stuff I'm making.



    You're welcome, thank you for your...
  18. MacCat Clone with Build Process (PIC HEAVY, BEWARE)

    Hey all,

    I have just finished my first DIY tarp! It was a grueling 3 days of work but I couldn't be happier with my results. I was going to create a tutorial, but now I see there already is one by...
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    Great looking tarp, well done. I've got a hex...

    Great looking tarp, well done. I've got a hex tarp of similar dimentions that is polyurethane coated polyester or nylon or something. I used it for one week in the mountains and it stayed strong...
  20. Thread: Young hangers

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    Haha, that's great! I'm 18 and I came upon this...

    Haha, that's great! I'm 18 and I came upon this forum sometime last year. I remember finishing my first hammock last summer, and oftentimes there are adults who admire my sewing, or who think my...
  21. Oh man! Thanks for pointing that out to me, I...

    Oh man! Thanks for pointing that out to me, I probably would've had a much quicker build had I used that tutorial instead of wingin' it. My tut would probably be very similar, so I'll just post some...
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    Bought 500' neon braided mason line today from...

    Bought 500' neon braided mason line today from Home Depot. I was thinking of putting mason line prusiks on my 1.75 mm Utility line (Zing-it, basically) to hold my tarp down. Anyone have any...
  23. MacCat Clone Tutorial - Do I need permission to post?

    This may seem like a silly question, but I've just finished my MacCat clone and I would like to post a tutorial in the DIY forum. Should I do this? I'm not sure if Brian owns the rights to the design...
  24. Thread: Stake Boom

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    I would recommend a shorter boom, such that the...

    I would recommend a shorter boom, such that the "virtual" guyline would be attached above the pivot point on the stake, but still underground. With a longer boom (or one of equal length to the stake)...
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    Looks great. I've been itching for something to...

    Looks great. I've been itching for something to make and this looks like just the thing, especially since I've got some 1.1 laying around. Nice, simple, and light design.

    chicky
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    That is one beautiful tarp. Perfect size, good...

    That is one beautiful tarp. Perfect size, good weight and professional looking stitching. If I decide to make my own tarp I may go very similar to this.
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    I would definitely recommend eye bolts in studs,...

    I would definitely recommend eye bolts in studs, but you must be careful in your planning. The "pulling out of the wall" force that a stud feels when you sit in the hammock depends on the sag of your...
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    That sounds good, I will have to stop by and...

    That sounds good, I will have to stop by and check them out. They must be pretty awesome if you've got two of them!

    We are going to be at site #27 in the RV loop, so not really near any other...
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    Alrighty, My parents and I are set to camp...

    Alrighty,

    My parents and I are set to camp Friday Oct 8 thru Sunday morning. I will definatly be there. The only thing is...I'll be at the RV lots just south of where you all will be. I couldn't...
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    I am very interested in this trip. My father and...

    I am very interested in this trip. My father and I just bought a pair of kayaks and would love to go out on jocasse. So since it is the weekend of the October 9th, does that mean friday, October 8...
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    I'm from Greenville and GvilleDave is also in the...

    I'm from Greenville and GvilleDave is also in the area. In fact I live in Greer and go to Riverside High School!

    I think many of the problems that you've mentioned can be solved. I remember when I...
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    There was a fair amount of pull on my microbiner,...

    There was a fair amount of pull on my microbiner, but that was mainly when shifting around and I happened to make the tube too short. I really should make a better one--so many problems on my first...
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    Very nice, I might have to make one like this. My...

    Very nice, I might have to make one like this. My first bug sock is very similar--it hangs tight agains the hammock body the ridgeline. I had to make the circumference of the tube bigger than...
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    I've actually got a First Ascent shell that I...

    I've actually got a First Ascent shell that I really like...it's got primaloft insulation and a good DWR polyesterish material to face the elements. Pricey, but it's kept me plenty warm to 20* and...
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    I apologize about bringing the thread back up,...

    I apologize about bringing the thread back up, but I was wondering where to buy just dynaglide cordage, not in pre made whoopies. It am just not sure if AHE's link to dynaglide whoopie slings are for...
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    I am an eagle scout that was turned to hammock...

    I am an eagle scout that was turned to hammock camping through shug's videos. I joined the hanging craze a little late in my scouting career, but I figure I will hammock hang plenty on venturing...
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    I stayed dry in my DIY 5' x 12' hex tarp (I know,...

    I stayed dry in my DIY 5' x 12' hex tarp (I know, weird dimentions :rolleyes:) in wind blown rain. I would have liked to have the doors, or a beak or something, but after the storm I realized it...
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    I've got some of the material you're talking...

    I've got some of the material you're talking about...definatly not silnylon. I think we decided it was urethane coated ripstop.

    It is extremely heavy, but it is also very durable and waterproof. I...
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    Ok, I see now, I didn't understand what a UCR...

    Ok, I see now, I didn't understand what a UCR was. I did some searching because I guess I originally thought UCR was something else. I can see how longer UCR's can lead to better site selection with...
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    This is very impressive, and I especially like...

    This is very impressive, and I especially like the different setups possible with your tarp. I was torn between a diamond or elongated hex shape for my tarp, and I ended up making it hex shaped. Now...
  41. Thread: First DIY Tarp

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    Hey Dave...very nice tarp! I went to that WM on...

    Hey Dave...very nice tarp! I went to that WM on white horse rd. and bought some of the same digital camo material, as well as 5 yards of the silvery hammock body material. I couldn't decide what type...
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    Thank you! It's exciting to know there are people...

    Thank you! It's exciting to know there are people on the forums in the upstate. And thanks for the info--I'll be making a trip to one of the Walmarts very soon to check out the material and buy some....
  43. Nice tutorial, I just made my first one and I am...

    Nice tutorial, I just made my first one and I am sure I'll find many uses, especially with my hammock, while on the trail. I made mine out of 7/64 Amsteel, which worked great. My dad cannot believe...
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    Hey! I am in Greenville too. I go to Riverside...

    Hey! I am in Greenville too. I go to Riverside High and live in River Oaks. And judging by the street sign in the background, I see you're right down the street in Sugar Mill (?). I am wondering...
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