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    Here is the double whoopie hook video ...

    Here is the double whoopie hook video

    https://youtu.be/z63zHmE8MpA
  2. The calculations I am doing are based on a single...

    The calculations I am doing are based on a single pole. Jointed poles will add stress concentrations that will adversely affect strength. Based on the numbers provided I would not predict a bending...
  3. You should be fine with 3/4 EMT as long as you...

    You should be fine with 3/4 EMT as long as you suspend the hammock between the lashed poles. i.e. the suspension attachment to the stand is between the poles. That is why I used a spacer on the...
  4. FWIW, there are several other trail heads outside...

    FWIW, there are several other trail heads outside of the state park area in the National Forest, that do not charge yo park nor have reservation requirements. Elk Garden for one.
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    Wife has had one of those for years to hold...

    Wife has had one of those for years to hold various knitting needles. They can be handy.
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    Well that is a mighty big assumption on your...

    Well that is a mighty big assumption on your part. I was not aware that you knew what my interest are. I was also unaware that HF was an exclusive club only open to those who purchase hammocks...
  7. Well, isn't that intuitive and easy to figure...

    Well, isn't that intuitive and easy to figure out. :( Thank you for finding it.
  8. Don't think so.... I might add securing the cash...

    Don't think so.... I might add securing the cash without any extra effort. :)
  9. OC, I know what you mean. For the State Park...

    OC, I know what you mean.

    For the State Park it makes unfortunate since. The on line system gets them their money, they do not have to staff the gate as much and there are no cash envelopes...
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    Here is a picture of the system I use. I have a...

    Here is a picture of the system I use. I have a 5.5" foot UHMWPE strap the is attached to my whoopie sling. I used 1″ UHMWPE WEBBING 10 FEET from Dutch- cut in half with loops sew in each end....
  11. Thread: DCF Tarp

    by jeff-oh
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    Unfortunately the competition needed is in the...

    Unfortunately the competition needed is in the manufacture of the fabric. However, it looks like the patent was filed in December of 2004 so I would not expect any opening of competition until 2025...
  12. Thread: DCF Tarp

    by jeff-oh
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    Warbonnet does not make DCF tarps.

    Warbonnet does not make DCF tarps.
  13. Thread: Speed Tips

    by jeff-oh
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    I like Dream Hammock's, Sleeve sack. It is the...

    I like Dream Hammock's, Sleeve sack. It is the combination of the catch-all and a Bishop Bag.


    https://youtu.be/89RuwDVJaII
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    I use my tarp to space the ends and then when I...

    I use my tarp to space the ends and then when I get in the Suspension and Hammock RL takes over and sets the tip distance.
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    Hammocker in Chief and the 1st Lady

    Came across these images and thought I'd share.
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    Now there's a leader I can follow. :D
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    I've been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota...

    I've been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota
    Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota
    Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma
    Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma
    Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo...
  17. If you want to be grid free, have you thought...

    If you want to be grid free, have you thought about Geothermal? I believe there's a company in Batesville, Indiana that manufactures a one person resting structure like you're describing that works...
  18. :scared: Too Funny. Guess you will not need an...

    :scared: Too Funny. Guess you will not need an UQ hanging over a lava flow.
  19. Another Rough weather Tensahedran Stand field test report

    9-26-19 to 9-29-19 found me in South Jacksonville, Illinois for the Prairieland Festival. Friday night started out hot and a little muggy so the tarp was set up wide and open to let as much air...
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    Cabmanhang, that is one nice looking rig you...

    Cabmanhang, that is one nice looking rig you made. Thank you for sharing your project.

    I'm interested in the triangular tarps hanging on the end, would you elaborate on what they are, purpose...
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    I've not been there but the Adv. Archives Guys...

    I've not been there but the Adv. Archives Guys just posted their trip 2 weeks ago. Lots of great dispersed camping sites.

    https://youtu.be/6O-267k9aqY
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    As others have said. The flatter the set up the...

    As others have said. The flatter the set up the higher the loads are in the suspension and fabric. To give you an idea at a 30deg angle the load in the suspension is equal to the weight of the...
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    :lol: I started to derive the formula to...

    :lol: I started to derive the formula to calculate it to the 10 decimal, but after a day of trying to figure out corporate financial accounting and why the end of the months is mostly the 29th but...
  24. Exactly. A great leap forward in whoopie...

    Exactly. A great leap forward in whoopie science. The leap of knowledge and understanding to make this new and improved whoopie is mind-boggling. To combine that with making the eye 1" long...
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    As usual Latherdome is dead on. The reason I...

    As usual Latherdome is dead on. The reason I made my poles 8' (96" from one ground end to the hammock attach point - Poles are actually cut at 98" to allow the end plugs) is because of my height and...
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    Good quality 20# bond paper is .0035" while card...

    Good quality 20# bond paper is .0035" while card stock like a business card is around .007. Thus the one tube should fit into the other and still be able to slip in a business card between them. ...
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    The sleeve tubing I am using has 0.930 ID vs the...

    The sleeve tubing I am using has 0.930 ID vs the Max OD of 0.922 of the EMT. Fits snugly but easily. I like the fit over any of the larger tubing I found. I also keep the mating surfaces clean...
  28. With the dimensions you are giving the MS is just...

    With the dimensions you are giving the MS is just shy of 1.6. This means the pipe would not be predicted to buckle unless the load increases by 160% (500lb total load). Be aware the calculations...
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    Looks like you found some a good outer material...

    Looks like you found some a good outer material for the joint. That should work nicely and hold up 100% better than the AL tubing I found and used. 7-3/8" joint is more than enough particularly in...
  30. There are many factors that go into this. But as...

    There are many factors that go into this. But as you lengthen the pole, and specifically where the hammock is attached, and shallow out the angle by increasing the distance between the apexes, or...
  31. I do the same as cmoulder.

    I do the same as cmoulder.
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    You do not need any real special equipment. A...

    You do not need any real special equipment. A sharp knife to cut tapers, a wood plank to cut on. I use a 20 gauge piece of brass wire folded over as my FID. Floral wire or any other small gauge...
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    I have always bolted the top joint. If you have...

    I have always bolted the top joint. If you have one piece or fitted poles you cannot bolt all four joints and have it fold up for storage as there are geometry issues. The commercial stand uses a...
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    They ware in the 1st post of that thread. But...

    They ware in the 1st post of that thread. But for review;
    Poles cut to 98" with the 1/4" bolt at 96" from ground end. 1/4" nylon spacer between poled to hang suspension.
    Top span ~10' (120")...
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    It means so much to me that you never lost hope...

    It means so much to me that you never lost hope for my eternal soul. :lol:
  36. Not bad look like the main differences are a 6"...

    Not bad look like the main differences are a 6" bury (little short for heavier folks), and a 1/2 attach loop vs. the usual 2" to 4" loop that most guides default to. Also, he has no gap between the...
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    :lol: You caught me! I did bolt the base as you...

    :lol: You caught me! I did bolt the base as you alluded to above. However, I am going back to another system. This is why I did not point out that I bolted the base as it does not work as cleanly...
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    You get access to post for sale items by being an...

    You get access to post for sale items by being an active member here for 50 posts. This allows people time to get to know you.
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    I will need help in finding the post reply you...

    I will need help in finding the post reply you are referencing. Can you provide the post number in that thread? I looked at the 1st 3 pages of posts and did not see a 12' reference, but as you...
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    A perfect example of why this rule works is the...

    A perfect example of why this rule works is the OP of this thread. Signed up 2 1/2 years ago, then after 3 posts, disappeared.
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    FWIW: The this is not the case statement was in...

    FWIW: The this is not the case statement was in reference to the OP's assertion:
    One would think the people that do this for a living would be better at it than me.
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    I updated the stand to so the poles disconnect...

    I updated the stand to so the poles disconnect and fit into a camp chair bag for portability. Improved-DIY-Tensahedron-Stand

    This past week I have modified my DIY Tensa Stand to improve storage...
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    This is not the case. To make a locked Brummel...

    This is not the case. To make a locked Brummel CL takes more time and attention to detail than a simple continuous loop sold by this vendor. Interesting that they are having equipment failure...
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    How did they break? Did they truly break or just...

    How did they break? Did they truly break or just come apart/undone? The previous failure was because the splice came undone. I too nearly had this happen on a whoopie sling I purchased because...
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    Improved DIY Tensahedron Stand:

    This past week I have modified my DIY Tensa Stand to improve storage and transport. The stand now breaks down into 36" sections which fit into an old camp chair bag for easy transport.

    The ...
  46. I would just sell the place and go back to the...

    I would just sell the place and go back to the city and never step foot outside again.

    You are very lucky to have such a nice personal retreat. You would be lucky to see all the wildlife you...
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    3' x 7' sure looks pretty in the breeze though.

    3' x 7' sure looks pretty in the breeze though.
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    176730 Flag I fly at the Antique Machinery...

    176730

    Flag I fly at the Antique Machinery shows. It is a vintage 1970's Dealership Flag.
  49. FS: I'm in for #2 please

    I'm in for #2 please
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    Echo the fun and pace. Also fun food. If her...

    Echo the fun and pace. Also fun food.

    If her first time camping then also consider.
    Hang from a common tree on one end so she feels connected., and let her know she can wake you up for any...
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