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    I'm all for removing hardware. I have never tried...

    I'm all for removing hardware. I have never tried tying the zepplin bend with rope to straps. You could add a piece of rope to the strap if the zepplin bend does not play nicely with straps. I have...
  2. Thread: Cat cuts?

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    A cat cut is short for catenary cut. A catenary...

    A cat cut is short for catenary cut. A catenary is similar in appearance to a parabola, but mathematically very different. In tarp making, a catenary is easy to reproduce. It is the curve when...
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    Practically any metal pole will do. Check out the...

    Practically any metal pole will do. Check out the stand Alamosa has made, along with his boom stakes.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=34776
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    How about an accessories section? Maybe ridgeline...

    How about an accessories section? Maybe ridgeline organizers, peak bags, snake skins, bishop bags, etc.?
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    I use continous loops for my suspension when...

    I use continous loops for my suspension when trees are too close to use a whoopie sling. I also use one on each end of my tarp suspension. I warp my tarp suspension around a tree. There is a loop...
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    litefoot-- Where in Lowes did you find two 8ft...

    litefoot-- Where in Lowes did you find two 8ft aluminum tubing for less than $31?
  7. Sorry, but your logic is incorrect. Just because...

    Sorry, but your logic is incorrect. Just because all the cool kids have 50+ posts, does not mean everyone with 50+ posts is cool. :D Just funnin'.
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    I believe that Alamosa said in the Stake Boom...

    I believe that Alamosa said in the Stake Boom thread that he tried aluminum, but it was not strong enough. I can't remember how it failed, either it bent or the nail deformed the aluminum, I think....
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    Sticky: Well, I love New Zealand because of the All...

    Well, I love New Zealand because of the All Blacks. God bless you all.
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    I don't use a footbox, but I am righthanded and I...

    I don't use a footbox, but I am righthanded and I prefer to have my feet to the left, head to the right. I tried the other way and I was not comfortable.
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    My dog can't see deer! I am sure of this. She can...

    My dog can't see deer! I am sure of this. She can see chipmunks, squirrels, turtles, birds and other dogs but not deer. She can sense another dog 100 yards away through the woods, yet can't see the...
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    For me, a bridge hammock is not as comfortable. I...

    For me, a bridge hammock is not as comfortable. I don't like the flat lie. When flat, I don't like to sleep on my back, so I am moving around from side to side. Also, I need a pillow in a bridge...
  13. I do something similar. I use what I call a...

    I do something similar. I use what I call a button suspension, a slight take off of Grizzz's HFDHS. All of my connections use a diamond knot or a double diamond knot. My whoopies attach to the...
  14. Thread: Tree Damage

    by SweetLou
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    I've been thinking about this for some time now....

    I've been thinking about this for some time now. I have thought about using tree huggers for my tarp also. Especially now that we are using skinnier and stronger line. The skinnier the rope, the...
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    It's not the spreader bars that give them the...

    It's not the spreader bars that give them the flat lay, it's the cut and side suspension. The hammock is cut and suspended to mimic a suspension bridge, hence the name. If the spreader bar is...
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    I also toss and turn all night when in my bed or...

    I also toss and turn all night when in my bed or on the ground. I can't sleep on my back. But in my hammock, I am comfortable on my back and sleep well. I sleep better and more comfortable in my...
  17. Thread: Advice?

    by SweetLou
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    Blake's Hitch. I find it holds and slides better.

    Blake's Hitch. I find it holds and slides better.
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    I appreciate the help. But really? No place in...

    I appreciate the help. But really? No place in Ohio is more than 4 hours away by car. That is why I mentioned Southwest Ohio. Though I did live in Cleveland and I do miss it a bit. Hopefully,...
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    That's what I do when I bicycle tour. That is how...

    That's what I do when I bicycle tour. That is how I use my hammock. The last year, I started taking my dog to the local park. We have a few miles of hiking trails. She loves it. It got me thinking...
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    You must ride your bicycle a lot faster than I do.

    You must ride your bicycle a lot faster than I do.
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    No, I don't know any good areas around me. I am...

    No, I don't know any good areas around me. I am not a hiker/camper so I don't know anything. I was hoping you guys might do something within a 4-5 hour ride from me so I might learn. I am thinking...
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    Do you guys ever make it down to the Southwestern...

    Do you guys ever make it down to the Southwestern part of Ohio?
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    Same here. I was thinking this was going to be...

    Same here. I was thinking this was going to be about the benefits of shorter hammocks.
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    Looking at the pictures, it doesn't seem to be a...

    Looking at the pictures, it doesn't seem to be a bridge hammock. It looks more like a regular hammock with some kind of spreader bar. I would question how comfortable it could be. But, I have no...
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    It is overkill, but that is what I had on hand....

    It is overkill, but that is what I had on hand. It works fine. If you are not worried about the little bit of extra weight, go ahead.
  26. I am very interested in your weekend camping...

    I am very interested in your weekend camping experience with these poles. I am looking for something that I can easily carry on my bicycle for when needed.
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    And what do you attach to the MSH?

    And what do you attach to the MSH?
  28. If your loop is 1/2 the minimum length of your...

    If your loop is 1/2 the minimum length of your whoopie, then you can cover all distances up to the maximum extension of the whoopies.

    For example, say your minimum for a whoopie is 18". That means...
  29. Proper bury length and milked all the way, equal...

    Proper bury length and milked all the way, equal amounts of strands on each side of the brummel, a good taper in the bury.
  30. Here's...

    Here's a pdf showing how to make a diamond knot and also the double diamond knot.
  31. Those are not Dutch Clips. Those are Dutch Hooks....

    Those are not Dutch Clips. Those are Dutch Hooks. Dutch Clips, as far as I know can only be bought at JRB.
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    Thanks, that was the easiest I have made a stuff...

    Thanks, that was the easiest I have made a stuff sack. My tarp fits in it nicely. I will make more like this. Now I just need to turn this one into a Bishop Bap.
    ...
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    I created the continuous loops to add to the tarp...

    I created the continuous loops to add to the tarp suspension. This works very well. I made the loops with Grizz's idea of a whipping knot to cinch them onto the button. I ran the line through the...
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    For me, the Blake's Hitch has worked the best. It...

    For me, the Blake's Hitch has worked the best. It holds well and slides well. I've had trouble with Klemheist, Prusik, Heddon and other friction hitches. Either they didn't hold well or after putting...
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    Well, that's it! I am going to a different forum...

    Well, that's it! I am going to a different forum :D Just kidding, I like it here too much.
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    If both Lash-it and Dynaglide are made of the...

    If both Lash-it and Dynaglide are made of the same material, why is the 2.2 mm Lash-it so much weaker than the 2mm Dynaglide?
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    Sorry, MSH is shorthand for a Marlin Spike Hitch....

    Sorry, MSH is shorthand for a Marlin Spike Hitch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Yvvt39Luk It is a popular method of attaching a hammock to the huggers.

    Yes, you can't tighten the hammock...
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    I am a bit confused on what you are subscribing....

    I am a bit confused on what you are subscribing. But, what you said has given me an idea (maybe your's). I keep the loop with the button girth hitched to the tarp. My tie out goes around the tree....
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    I also like to make a couple of continuous loops....

    I also like to make a couple of continuous loops. I use these if the trees are too close for the whoopies. I just girth hitch them to the hammock, then around the MSH.
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    Button Suspension

    I was inspired by Grizz's HFDHS and wanted to take it a bit further. I wanted to remove all hardware from the hammock and tarp suspension and not to have any knots to tie in the field. This means...
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    Oh! I see a Grizzly Adams vs Cannibal scuffle in...

    Oh! I see a Grizzly Adams vs Cannibal scuffle in the future.
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    I've used a few things. The inner wire of coaxial...

    I've used a few things. The inner wire of coaxial cable works well with 7/64 amsteel. If I am working on something skinnier, I will use one strand of wire from a bicycle brake cable. I am a bike...
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    Your motorcycle got you interested in using a...

    Your motorcycle got you interested in using a hammock? That's cool, my motorcycle never suggested anything to me. :)
    Are you sure you want to make a hammock out of silnylon? I think most people on...
  44. WetRivrRat, that is a nice chart for attaching a...

    WetRivrRat, that is a nice chart for attaching a hammock to trees. But those forces are not relative to pole setup. Well, they don't have to be, it would depend on how your setup. You could do a...
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    I use webbing with a loop, but if a tree makes it...

    I use webbing with a loop, but if a tree makes it so that the webbing is too long, I skip the loop and tie a Kalmyk with the webbing. I like the Kalmyk because it is secure, but easily untied.
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    Mine are: Blake's Hitch: Used for tie outs and...

    Mine are:
    Blake's Hitch: Used for tie outs and tarp suspension
    Kalmyk: To tie tree huggers around tree if just running through the loop is too long
    Double Dragon: Loop at the end of line,...
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    Has anyone made a version that can be broken down...

    Has anyone made a version that can be broken down to shorter poles?

    I want to use this system while on a bicycle trip. I will need something that can be broken down so I can carry it on the bike....
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    I don't use soft shackles, but I use the same...

    I don't use soft shackles, but I use the same idea. I use Diamond Knots or Double Diamond Knots on both the hammock and the tree huggers. I have posted in the HFDHS thread on my ideas of removing all...
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    There is a decrease in adjustability. As you...

    There is a decrease in adjustability. As you mentioned, you wrapped the smaller tree twice. What if you can't wrap twice? If your straps are 5 feet long and the circumference of the tree is 3 ft,...
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    I've always been confused on this measurement. Is...

    I've always been confused on this measurement. Is that the measurement of the bury not including the taper or including the taper? I play it safe and don't include the taper.

    For the fixed eye...
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