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    Nice job, and very helpful descriptions and...

    Nice job, and very helpful descriptions and photos. I have surmised that "Up" might be the equivalent of loose Primaloft (or even the same as - I haven't asked Dutch). If so, the fibers are...
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    I use Tera 40 for straps and heavy sewing, Tera...

    I use Tera 40 for straps and heavy sewing, Tera 60 for most other hammock sewing, and Tera 80 for really light work such as underquilts. What is putting your UQ seam under tension? Tera 80 is very...
  3. Thread: Primaloft question

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    Hangnout pioneered a hybrid synthetic/down UQ...

    Hangnout pioneered a hybrid synthetic/down UQ design that used synthetic insulation along the sides and down for the center (bottom) of the quilt. The synthetic insulation is quilted in place and...
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    Another try:...

    Another try: https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=30382&catid=member&imageuser=16811
    Thanks for letting me know.
  5. That's the spot. Follow the signs. It's well...

    That's the spot. Follow the signs. It's well marked.
  6. Hickery, I'm glad to hear that you're bringing a...

    Hickery, I'm glad to hear that you're bringing a maul. :laugh: Not so much on the livermush. I may try to find some scrapple to counteract it.
  7. I have a couple of DIY hammocks to demo, a PBH...

    I have a couple of DIY hammocks to demo, a PBH and an insulated, adjustable bridge I'm making for Grizz. Here in West Virginia there's a ban on open campfires and cooking fires because it's so dry. ...
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    Very well thought out and fabricated, Roger. Why...

    Very well thought out and fabricated, Roger. Why am I not surprised? Thanks for the heads up about this.
    David
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    This was a good time with old friends, new...

    This was a good time with old friends, new friends, wood thrushes singing in the forest, rain drops on my tarp, and musicians on the porch. They all made sweet music. Thanks.
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    I'm still looking forward to this hang, but...

    I'm still looking forward to this hang, but trying to decide whether to bring Freia or not. I may not own enough dog towels. Between rain storms it can be beautiful this time of year. :rolleyes:
  11. Thread: Quilts for sale

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    FS: dman, thanks for the quick communication. I'm...

    dman, thanks for the quick communication. I'm going to have to think on this for a while. My homeowners insurance bill arrived this morning....
    Also, I already have a Leigh-lo top quilt. It's my...
  12. Thread: Quilts for sale

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    FS: Can you give the total price for each item? I'll...

    Can you give the total price for each item? I'll have an easier time justifying another Leigh-lo quilt if I know the bottom line. I think you're supposed to do that on the For Sale forum anyway.
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    Two Speed, you have the experience to back up...

    Two Speed, you have the experience to back up your words, so I listen. Did you routinely use the blow up pad in your hammock along with the UQ? If so, was it under your legs only, under your torso,...
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    photo review - an appreciation

    Mods, I didn't know where to put this, so I'm cloaking it as a review - not of gear, but a picture. The Random Photos at the top of the Home page often beguile me into into a further look into the...
  15. Cougarmeat has explained it perfectly. One...

    Cougarmeat has explained it perfectly. One reason that there's confusion is that ridgelines as indicators are genuinely useful, not just window dressing. They just do a different job than...
  16. There's a difference between a ridgeline and a...

    There's a difference between a ridgeline and a structural ridgeline, but it's widely misunderstood.
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    My experience with 1/8" Evazote suggests that...

    My experience with 1/8" Evazote suggests that Bubba, Zukiguy, and OlTrailDog are right.
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    You trail runners should look into the Watoga...

    You trail runners should look into the Watoga State Park Mountain Trail Challenge - Half Marathon and 5K Trail Races the second Saturday in August. There's great camping (2 campsites + wilderness...
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    I have three versions of the Peoples Bridge...

    I have three versions of the Peoples Bridge Hammock to show and let people try them out, maybe Saturday.
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    I am bringing sunscreen. Hope I'll need it...

    I am bringing sunscreen. Hope I'll need it Saturday. By the way, looks like I'll get there Friday morning. :)
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    It'll be nice to see you again, Walter. How many...

    It'll be nice to see you again, Walter. How many years ago was it that you shone a flashlight on the rocks in Quebec Branch so I could hop, skip and jump across? A question occurred to me as I...
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    Probably right, but does hot air rise slower when...

    Probably right, but does hot air rise slower when there's a tarp in the way? What about radiant heat? Anybody have a smaller tarp that's silver on one side to hang over the fire?
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    There's a weather page...

    There's a weather page for Mt. Rogers, itself, with 6 day predictions for the summit at 1746 m. (5729 ft.) and also at 1000 m. (3281 ft.). From the topo map, I figure the Park Office is at 1200 m....
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    LOL. 7 to 10 mph is good news.

    LOL. 7 to 10 mph is good news.
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    I should have some quilts and/or insulated...

    I should have some quilts and/or insulated hammocks that you could hang under your UQ. How many and what type depends on what it takes to keep Freia warm in her "dog cave" which will hang under my...
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    I use Tera 80, 60, and 40, but I limit the 80 to...

    I use Tera 80, 60, and 40, but I limit the 80 to gear that won't have high stress. I like MoldyFrog's thinking, but I generally use larger needles and haven't had any problems. Most of the time I'll...
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    I use a cheap pencil-type soldering iron ($10?)...

    I use a cheap pencil-type soldering iron ($10?) and use a sheet of plate glass as a cutting surface. Masonite (hardboard) and Formica will do as work surfaces, too, but don't use the kitchen...
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    I'd trust the advice from Chop and Shrewd, but...

    I'd trust the advice from Chop and Shrewd, but don't omit the underquilt.
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    Or search for "structural ridgeline", but be...

    Or search for "structural ridgeline", but be prepared to do a lot of searching and read a lot of uninformed opinions. Best bet is hang as high on the tree as you can to maintain a usable angle. ...
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    Good news. It looks like I'll be there, after...

    Good news. It looks like I'll be there, after all. :)
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    Lots of useful detail. Thanks. Try clews...

    Lots of useful detail. Thanks. Try clews someday. I haven't used them on underquilts (just GE hammock ends and bridge sides) but leiavoia's work looks impressive.
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    Possible conflict - hope not

    I might need to shorten my stay or even postpone to next year. Working on proposed mountain bike trail system for Watoga State Park - we applied for a Federal Grant and got it, but needed to wait...
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    I made a new PBH with dimensions very similar to...

    I made a new PBH with dimensions very similar to those of the hammock in post #12. (46" - 28" - 46" widths, same overall length and location of knee ridge, but the foot end spreader was moved in 6"...
  34. Thread: Bridge Pod

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    Glad I had a chance to see these views of the...

    Glad I had a chance to see these views of the MicroBridge, Bill. You flop a knee over to change positions and the MicroBridge is there to catch it. Brilliant!
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    All of you guys have great ideas, clearly...

    All of you guys have great ideas, clearly explained. This thread should be a sticky. My UCRs are similar to BackcountryBowhunting's.
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    Which threads do you use, Bill? Most of my...

    Which threads do you use, Bill? Most of my sewing recently has been channels and webbing on hammocks and pole pockets, but I have some Tera 80 that I use with a #11 needle for lighter fabrics...
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    Peabody, I use a #14 needle for Tera 60. If...

    Peabody, I use a #14 needle for Tera 60. If you're concerned about holes in the fabric, try #11. (I'm not; I use long stitch length. Zig-zag would be even better, but my machine doesn't have it.) ...
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    Peabody, I use a #14 needle for Tera 60. If...

    Peabody, I use a #14 needle for Tera 60. If you're concerned about holes in the fabric, try #11. (I'm not; I use long stitch length. Zig-zag would be even better, but my machine doesn't have it.)
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    FIMB combined recessed spreaders with PBH shape...

    FIMB combined recessed spreaders with PBH shape first.

    They both do phenomenal work - no question. I've just had more time to make mistakes and figure out solutions. Incidentally, this time I...
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    I took a leaf from FIMB's notebook and stole yet...

    I took a leaf from FIMB's notebook and stole yet another idea from Grizz, namely recessed spreader bars used with my PBH design. For the DIY fans out there, here's the latest configuration. I tried...
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    Easiest way to do the pleat is to fold the fabric...

    Easiest way to do the pleat is to fold the fabric once and stitch close to the fold. The seam won't be load-bearing. Then fold one end back 2" and sew the fold down with widely spaced stitches. ...
  42. Thread: Grayson Winter Hang

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    Yeah, Hickery, try that! :lol:

    Yeah, Hickery, try that! :lol:
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    Overland, the stuff sack/pillow case is...

    Overland, the stuff sack/pillow case is trapezoidal only because it was cut out of the triangle of material cut off the sides of the hammock bed. Use a rectangle if you have more fabric. :)
    I'm...
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    For bungee loops I use the non-inverting bowline...

    For bungee loops I use the non-inverting bowline that MacEntyre demonstrates in this video. I don't tie it the same way (moving the loop from one side to the other and slippery finish). What's...
  45. Thread: Grayson Winter Hang

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    Check the latest video here...

    Check the latest video here. Tomorrow's version should be good. This is what we want it to look like. (Forget about those 40 mph winds expected Tuesday.) Good weather forecast here.
  46. Thread: Grayson Winter Hang

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    Watching the weather (to see if it's cold enough,...

    Watching the weather (to see if it's cold enough, Hanging Roy :laugh: ). Tempted. Kent, bring my splitting maul.
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    Both lines will work, but if you ever need it to...

    Both lines will work, but if you ever need it to function like a true structural ridgeline when trees are way too far apart, you should use amsteel. Having said that, many people use zing-it...
  48. I don't think they were especially dry, but the...

    I don't think they were especially dry, but the conditions had changed radically. The rain and freezing rain we experienced while climbing were just changing to snow as we reached the Wise Shelter. ...
  49. It's good to see this reminder, even if it makes...

    It's good to see this reminder, even if it makes me shiver. As I recall, I think I was the only one that had a complete change of dry clothes when we reached the Wise shelter (including multiple...
  50. Channels sewn to Peoples Bridge Hammock - an experiment

    I was impressed by Dave-O's PBH project, in which he sewed webbing to the hammock bed, but didn't cut away the triangles of fabric outside the webbing. I wondered if the looser fabric on the sides...
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