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    These are all polyethylene materials and though...

    These are all polyethylene materials and though they can and have been used to make tarps, they are not the same as polycro The polychro is basically the clear window film used for insulating...
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    Looks like you found it !!!:thumbup1::thumbup1:

    Looks like you found it !!!:thumbup1::thumbup1:
  3. I am confused, you say you use 5/65 Whoopie...

    I am confused, you say you use 5/65 Whoopie Slings, who manufactures this line and what is it called. Most of us use 7/64 or 1/8 th amsteel from Sampson rope for whoopie slings, inquiring minds want...
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    Sticky: You might consider a short dog bone instead.

    You might consider a short dog bone instead.
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    What about hammock and bug net suspensions ?

    What about hammock and bug net suspensions ?
  6. Hey Rob is Dutch paying for this ad ??? or is...

    Hey Rob is Dutch paying for this ad ??? or is this just tongue in cheek?
    :laugh:
  7. Check to see if there is an adjustment for the...

    Check to see if there is an adjustment for the height on the feed dogs. Not sure what machine you have, check your manual if you have it or go online to manufactures site to download. Maybe check the...
  8. Your may have an issue with your feed dogs,...

    Your may have an issue with your feed dogs, perhaps worn or not set for proper height. Also some machines have an adjustment for the presser foot. Often little things can cause big headaches.:shades:
  9. Mainly you will defeat the purpose of the cat cut...

    Mainly you will defeat the purpose of the cat cut on your ridgeline.:laugh:
  10. Interesting concept. Do you put one on each...

    Interesting concept. Do you put one on each channel? I think I would be concerned about snagging the zipper pull and ending up with down everywhere!:scared:
  11. Looks good, I assume that the short zipper on one...

    Looks good, I assume that the short zipper on one of the baffles shown in pic 2 is the waterproof one you talk about. How do you fill all the baffles from there? I may need to try this method out....
  12. Unfortunately When I got into hammock camping...

    Unfortunately When I got into hammock camping somewhere around 95, I decided I needed a top Quilt and so I tore it apart, salvaged the down and built one. The down was the result of hand picking 18...
  13. Scotty, these various styles of baffling were...

    Scotty, these various styles of baffling were designed to try to eliminate cold spots where a person lying in a sleeping bag would feel cold where the baffles were stitched to the outside cover. I...
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    BTY

    I suspect that the BTY stands for "By The Yard":shades:
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    Just go to an archery shop and ask for some...

    Just go to an archery shop and ask for some cutoffs. Hard to beat free!!!:shades:
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    [QUOTE=Scotty Von Porkchop;1404755] I can take...

    [QUOTE=Scotty Von Porkchop;1404755]
    I can take photos of the build if anyone's interested.

    Yes Please and thank you Scotty!!!
    :laugh:
  17. No motor...why the cord? Motors are pretty cheap....

    No motor...why the cord? Motors are pretty cheap. Can it be turned by hand? Looks like a good candidate for renewal. There are numerous sites on the web which would help with that. Good luck.
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    With all of that static electricity, you need to...

    With all of that static electricity, you need to be able to convert it to power your lights, devices,heaters etc. I will leave it up to the engineering geniuses on the forum to develop these, Grizz,...
  19. What carabiners are you referring to? Hardware...

    What carabiners are you referring to? Hardware steel or cheap aluminum? 400 # rating looks like the small steel ones from the hardware store. Consider going with climbing rated such as the Camp...
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    Do you have a picture or drawing of your buff?...

    Do you have a picture or drawing of your buff? That would help visualize how it works. Thanks.
  21. Dutch, you might want to look at...

    Dutch, you might want to look at <http://www.ballyribbon.com/products/...ec/mil-t-87130> it is Kevlar. Go down to 11-11 2 inch wide weighs .26 oz per yd. with Breaking strength is 1500 lbs. Might...
  22. If you go down the chart to 11-11 You find a 2...

    If you go down the chart to 11-11 You find a 2 inch wide webbing that weighs .26 oz. per yard and has a strength of 1500 lbs. If you want more B/S 11-13 weighs .32 /yd and B?S of 2000. 11-14 weighs...
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    As I remember, Shug uses a piece of fleece for...

    As I remember, Shug uses a piece of fleece for this purpose and I made one that way which works really well. By using the head hole and shock cord suspension it pretty well follows your movement...
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    Contact Strapworks directly, I believe they will...

    Contact Strapworks directly, I believe they will sew the loops you would like in any configuration you want. But if you are set in the colorful designs then yes you should be able to sew your own ...
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    Just use a continuous loop through the channel...

    Just use a continuous loop through the channel and then larks head the whoopie sling on to that. This gives you the benefit of the doubled line through the channel and does not shorten your...
  26. Thread: Down question

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    Back in the day,( 1967) during college, I built a...

    Back in the day,( 1967) during college, I built a down sleeping bag for my daughter which also fit me as an elephant foot. As a starving college student working for $1.80 an hour I needed to keep...
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    Thanks, that helped a great deal. Just one more...

    Thanks, that helped a great deal. Just one more marine application transitioning to the hammocking world. I am assuming you reinforced where the bolts went through and on the ends of the poles....
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    I'm not familiar with the term "faux birds mouth...

    I'm not familiar with the term "faux birds mouth poles" can you describe the process and maybe some pictures? Please!
  29. Thread: Nylon webbing.

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    Interesting, not sure this is correct info. All...

    Interesting, not sure this is correct info. All of the professional slack lines I have see have been Polyester. Had the opportunity to talk to the manufacturer at the Outdoor Retailer Show several...
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    These are available at many convenience stores. ...

    These are available at many convenience stores. Prices can range from 50 cents to 1.49. Make great lightweight sturdy toggles. Cut into 3 inch pieces and drill a hole in one end for a leash and...
  31. The Home Depot stuff is polypropylene which is...

    The Home Depot stuff is polypropylene which is different from Polyester cord which is much stronger. The term "Poly" is often used for both, which leads to confusion. While tie outs do not require...
  32. The video is of my friend Derek Hansen and not...

    The video is of my friend Derek Hansen and not Tendertoe. Derek is the author of " The Ultimate Hang" book many of us highly recommend.
  33. [QUOTE=The LumberJack;1278339]So I just ordered...

    [QUOTE=The LumberJack;1278339]So I just ordered 10 yards of 10.9oz ripstop,
    Are you really using 10.9 oz ripstop for a double layer bridge? or was that a typo?
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    Exactly how does this prevent the sap from...

    Exactly how does this prevent the sap from getting on your hammock?:confused: If your straps have sap on them and you are stuffing them together with the hammock, seems you would transfer the sap to...
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    The main reason for using a continuous loop is to...

    The main reason for using a continuous loop is to make it possible to remove the whoopies if they get wet rather than stuffing them in your pack with things you may not want to get wet. Your...
  36. Reading through the spec sheets it looks like UV...

    Reading through the spec sheets it looks like UV exposure could be a problem. The 300 type says avoid direct exposure to sunlight. The second type says it is oKay as long as it is applied properly...
  37. You might look into the C.A.M.P. Nano at 23 grams...

    You might look into the C.A.M.P. Nano at 23 grams or Meliolius FS Mini Biner also 23 grams, Both Are climbing rated and probably weigh in the range of the fun biners from Black Diamond. May cost a...
  38. Hey stuff happens, Interesting thread. I normally...

    Hey stuff happens, Interesting thread. I normally just use taut-line hitches on my tie outs, using Zing-it. :lol:
  39. You may want to reconsider using Syl-nylon for a...

    You may want to reconsider using Syl-nylon for a hammock or any coated material for that purpose. You will end up swimming in condensation and sweat.:scared:
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    Since there is no picture provided of the loops I...

    Since there is no picture provided of the loops I can only guess that they are some sort of tyvek tape. These may last for awhile but may also fail in a strong wind. If that were to happen you can...
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    Just referring to the method of making the...

    Just referring to the method of making the rectangular tarp into a hex with doors which would allow battening down in bad weather. If you just use the two that you have in the middle of the long...
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    Place them about 2 to 2 1/2 feet in from each...

    Place them about 2 to 2 1/2 feet in from each corner along the bottom edge. This would give your the versatility of a hex tarp with doors as well as the regular rectangle tarp. Oops just realized you...
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    Remember to always hang on the knot and not the...

    Remember to always hang on the knot and not the toggle!!! See Shug's Videos. ;)
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    Thanks for that info, that explains why mine...

    Thanks for that info, that explains why mine crushed when I tried the CF.:cool:
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    Just go to your local Seven-Ellevn store and pick...

    Just go to your local Seven-Ellevn store and pick up a chiller straw or probably other similar stores. They are about 3/8 inch aluminum tubing, come in bright colors and cost about a dollar. Cut the...
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    I am wondering about the nylon thread, I have not...

    I am wondering about the nylon thread, I have not been able to successfully used nylon thread in my home machine. Only in Commercial type machines on Heavy materials. You might find 100% polyester...
  47. You may find that the catamaran tramp material...

    You may find that the catamaran tramp material would be your best bet. I would think it would come in various colors. When we had a cat, and needed to replace the tramp we contacted a local...
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    Come'on You can never have too much down!!! :D

    Come'on You can never have too much down!!!
    :D
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    Check out Dutch Gear. Clips and hooks. Made from...

    Check out Dutch Gear. Clips and hooks. Made from Titanium.
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    It is my understanding that carbon fiber tow is...

    It is my understanding that carbon fiber tow is used as a filler in the composite materials industry. It is used in a chopper gun with resin in building up boats, cars etc. also used to put...
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