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    Not LAG bolts Carriage bolts or hex head bolts..

    Not LAG bolts
    Carriage bolts or hex head bolts..
  2. Zoom in on the trees. There’s a hammock hanging...

    Zoom in on the trees. There’s a hammock hanging about 20’ up in the trees.
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    It’s cold enough outside right now to qualify for...

    It’s cold enough outside right now to qualify for winter....
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    I have an indoor 18’ span. My custom diy hammock...

    I have an indoor 18’ span. My custom diy hammock is 18’ long with short whoopies and biners.
    60” + wide fabric.
    Comfort is king. This basically ruined other hammocks for me.
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    Overthinking the process.

    Overthinking the process.
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    I’d ditch the rings. Just tie off to the...

    I’d ditch the rings. Just tie off to the carabiner.
  7. Sleep clothing and hiking clothing/shoes, etc...

    Sleep clothing and hiking clothing/shoes, etc will do the trick. And hammock, mostly to deter mosquitoes.
    No need to treat quilts or tarps, IMO.

    If you’re really in need, the spray on permethrin...
  8. Soil conditions change, I found out the hard way...

    Soil conditions change, I found out the hard way as my jumbo stake (2’ long, 1/2” rebar) went flying past my head. The only reason it didn’t hit me was my backside was on the ground...
    Rain etc will...
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    If you have some leftover fabric test on those....

    If you have some leftover fabric test on those.
    Without being there it’s hard to say what causes are.
    Technique and proper machine set up, thread tensions (both upper and bobbin-and properly...
  10. Thread: Garage hang

    by gargoyle
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    180443 Add a screen door.

    180443

    Add a screen door.
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    Option #4 Sew the foot box shut. As cute and...

    Option #4
    Sew the foot box shut.
    As cute and multi-functional a cinch or zipper foot box may seem, I just never used it. If I’m warm I’d rather just kick out my foot than untie/unzip things in the...
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    Excellent hang from Down Under!

    Excellent hang from Down Under!
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    Poll: Nope! It’ll rot (eventually). Easy enough to...

    Nope!
    It’ll rot (eventually). Easy enough to hang each day, when needed.
    Wind, rain, snow, bugs and birds.
    Squirrels chewed on my webbing once, which I had to replace.
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    Mini hammock facemask

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    180320
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    Back porch hanging. BB with a Fire in my Bones...

    Back porch hanging. BB with a Fire in my Bones sewn on 30* UQ. 20* DIY TQ
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    Virus Boredom Backyard Outing

    Took a stroll out back. Dusted off one of my original hammocks from days past. UGQ kept my bottom side warm.
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    Multipurpose. Now you are ready for social...

    Multipurpose. Now you are ready for social distancing.
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    I highly doubt the SC needs replacing. I’ve got a...

    I highly doubt the SC needs replacing. I’ve got a few quilts beyond ten years old that still work, but may need seasonal modifications.
    A quick visual inspection will tell you if your SC is decayed....
  19. 177987 Funny how a little yellow strip turns...

    177987

    Funny how a little yellow strip turns into this....unless you really know “K”.
    Glad I could inspire!
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    Nice. Got any more details? (Weight, width,...

    Nice.
    Got any more details? (Weight, width, length, etc.)
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    Not all toprail is created equal. As with...

    Not all toprail is created equal. As with anything manufactured, the suppliers try to scrimp for profit.
    Try to find a thicker gauge steel toprail would be my suggestion.

    Now that the section is...
  22. You forgot the cut resistant plate....

    You forgot the cut resistant plate....
  23. Thread: Diy question

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    A rectangle works best....

    A rectangle works best....
  24. I need pictures.

    I need pictures.
  25. What are the actual dimensions of your box? WxH x...

    What are the actual dimensions of your box? WxH x L?

    As with any diy hammock, how you gather the ends can cause issues. Try a few different gathering techniques to try to alleviate the pinching.
    ...
  26. Thread: Cramps

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    Take 5 or 10 minutes to do some stretching. A...

    Take 5 or 10 minutes to do some stretching.
    A long drive or hike will/can cause lactic build up.
    Loosen up those muscles.
    Stay hydrated.
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    A wet suspension needs a place to go. Next to my...

    A wet suspension needs a place to go. Next to my hammock is not one of them.
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    Raindrops are soothing. Trees cracking on the...

    Raindrops are soothing.
    Trees cracking on the other hand.:scared:
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    Ban mooses...they are hurting hammocks.

    Ban mooses...they are hurting hammocks.
  30. Thread: Poncho/Tarp

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    I’ve played around with Poncho/tarp idea. It’s...

    I’ve played around with Poncho/tarp idea. It’s either a bad poncho or bad tarp...IMO.
    Can you cinch it up for better fitting poncho? Yes.
    Can it be a tarp? Yes.
    But it’s not ideal at both jobs.
    ...
  31. Any blanket or comforter can be used. It’s...

    Any blanket or comforter can be used. It’s indoors, at home, so weight isn’t a concern.
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    V_A made mine. I guess I got lucky. The guy did...

    V_A made mine. I guess I got lucky.
    The guy did good work but vanished soon after...no explanation. Life happens.

    Bill is the one to go to now.
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    Pack all your water.

    Pack all your water.
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    Mosquito net? Or stretchy mesh?

    Mosquito net?
    Or stretchy mesh?
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    What river, Mark? Maybe some locals know of good...

    What river, Mark?
    Maybe some locals know of good camp sites.
  36. 176588 Bacon time!!!

    176588
    Bacon time!!!
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    The voice of experience.

    The voice of experience.
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    Elastic hair ties work great. Those ones the...

    Elastic hair ties work great. Those ones the girls wear for a ponytail. Super cheap too.

    Install five or six on the ridge line. Roll up tarp, tossing in the guylines as you go. Then slide a hair...
  39. Try washing it prior to use.. Some of these...

    Try washing it prior to use..
    Some of these products have a lube in the weave to facilitate manufacturing or the “pull” through the pipes (it’s intended purpose)
    This lube is usually water based...
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    Zing it is essentially waterproof (uhmw means...

    Zing it is essentially waterproof (uhmw means plastic)
    Try a cotton string to absorb and reroute water.
  41. http://www.skeeta.biz/skeeta-mosquito-netting-no-s...

    http://www.skeeta.biz/skeeta-mosquito-netting-no-see-um-netting-fabric-mesh.html

    Skeeta.
    This store has what you’re looking for.
    Mosquito net with 165 holes per inch vs no see um @ 1800+ per...
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    175961 5/8” or 3/4” is good. “Modified or...

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    5/8” or 3/4” is good.
    “Modified or Hybrid French Seam” is the technique.
  43. I gained 10 pounds just reading the last few...

    I gained 10 pounds just reading the last few posts.
  44. Maybe as usual.

    Maybe as usual.
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    Nice yellow tarp! Much easier than all those...

    Nice yellow tarp!
    Much easier than all those poles from the old one.
    Who made the new yellow tarp?
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    One more option from the way back machine. Call...

    One more option from the way back machine.
    Call it the QB sneak

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xb90yZh16XI
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    Hand wash in the sink or tub. Give it a good...

    Hand wash in the sink or tub. Give it a good rinse. Air dry.
    Whoopies and some straps will bleed color, so remove.
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    https://www.tiergear.com.au/ SimonMC has been...

    https://www.tiergear.com.au/

    SimonMC has been building good things.
    Maybe ask for materials?
  49. A purpose built motorcycle cover will work best...

    A purpose built motorcycle cover will work best IMO.
    It can be used at motels or parking lots where a big tarp will be impractical.
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    Sticky: Stick a layer of CCF padding on the floor. You’ll...

    Stick a layer of CCF padding on the floor. You’ll be thankful...if something gives way.
    Expect to have the wind knocked out of you!
    BTDT
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