Search:

Type: Posts; User: dscotthep

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Great links leiavoia! :thumbup: Thanks for...

    Great links leiavoia! :thumbup: Thanks for sharing.
  2. Yes. Advise your seamstress to use a "denim"...

    Yes. Advise your seamstress to use a "denim" needle, and make sure to use a heavy thread (polyester upholstery thread is a good choice)



    Have a look at this video by our very own Jellyfish. ...
  3. I used 3/8 grosgrain on my first tarp (sewn on)...

    I used 3/8 grosgrain on my first tarp (sewn on) and immediately regretted it. It just looked... so small! However, I've been using it for about 2 years and it has held up great! It hasn't been...
  4. Replies
    2
    Views
    295

    No shame in hanging off a Jeep! (it was a Jeep,...

    No shame in hanging off a Jeep! (it was a Jeep, right?)

    It sure beats sleeping on the ground. :)
  5. Not true. (you're just not looking hard enough!)...

    Not true. (you're just not looking hard enough!)

    Ripstop by the Roll

    Dutch

    Strapworks
  6. You can find them on Amazon...

    You can find them on Amazon. They're a little more expensive then Costco sells them for, but it's the same product.
  7. Replies
    16
    Views
    795

    I've found GE Silicone II in small tubes (think...

    I've found GE Silicone II in small tubes (think toothpaste) at both Home Depot and Wally World. No caulk gun required and you get about half the amount of the regular tubes.
  8. Thread: Tarp lines?

    by dscotthep
    Replies
    31
    Views
    3,428

    If you can find some matching nylon fabric...

    If you can find some matching nylon fabric (matching color), you can cut a patch and glue it over the tear using some 100% silicone caulk. It helps to thin the silicone with some mineral spirits...
  9. All together. I've found that hanging a hammock...

    All together. I've found that hanging a hammock with missing/forgotten straps is an almost insurmountable obstacle.
  10. Replies
    11
    Views
    857

    That's some good dadding right there!!

    That's some good dadding right there!!
  11. Replies
    44
    Views
    4,345

    Out of curiosity, can someone explain what the...

    Out of curiosity, can someone explain what the purpose of a tracer is? And why a visible vs. non-visible tracer?
  12. Samson Rope (maker of Amsteel) has an entire...

    Samson Rope (maker of Amsteel) has an entire corner of their website devoted to splicing.
  13. Replies
    44
    Views
    4,345

    At 9.3¢ per foot that's better than cheap(ish),...

    At 9.3¢ per foot that's better than cheap(ish), that's a steal!!
  14. Replies
    38
    Views
    5,020

    Also know as a bath pouf...

    Also know as a bath pouf.
  15. If you're really intent on going "colorful", try...

    If you're really intent on going "colorful", try Ripstop by the Roll's OutdoorINK line. There's enough variety over there to satisfy just about every interest.
  16. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,111

    I immediately wondered why someone would want to...

    I immediately wondered why someone would want to drive large hex head wood screws into their snake skins or tarp!! ;-)
  17. I've always said straight stitches are overrated....

    I've always said straight stitches are overrated. All those imperfections add character! And your trip sounds like it will be awesome. Best of luck! Say Hi to my daughter Kate, she'll be the...
  18. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,856

    I hate bugs more than I love a netless hang. So...

    I hate bugs more than I love a netless hang. So I use a bug net (fronkey style) when there are bugs. And I think it's completely worth it! Other's may have a different opinion, but you need to do...
  19. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,749

    If I can get homebrewed ham radio gear on a...

    If I can get homebrewed ham radio gear on a plane, you can get hammocks on. The only thing they might question is the hardware. 'Biners they've probably seen before; dutch hooks, wasps, fleas,...
  20. Replies
    8
    Views
    542

    There is Derek Hansen's HUG...

    There is Derek Hansen's HUG, which is still a bug net, but a minimalist one.

    And I'm a big fan of chemicals (Permethrin, DEET, Picaridin, etc.) In my experience, DEET just works. Every time. I...
  21. Found their site here....

    Found their site here.
    And on Amazon here.

    I don't see why you couldn't try them out. They're inexpensive enough if they don't work out, and the edges don't actually look sharp (in the examples...
  22. Check out this blog post...

    Check out this blog post over at RSBTR. Something like their bonded reinforcing patch might be just the thing you need for repairing the tear.

    As for sewing on a new tie-out, do you have a...
  23. Replies
    12
    Views
    846

    Does "the blue one" count as a name? If so, then...

    Does "the blue one" count as a name? If so, then yes I do! ;-)
  24. Replies
    10
    Views
    809

    My 5 year old is currently TERRIFIED of...

    My 5 year old is currently TERRIFIED of hammocks!! Can't get him anywhere near one. (he's also terrified of bugs, and loud public toilets :mellow: )

    What's your secret?
  25. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,496

    I really liked those aluminum toggles Redoleary...

    I really liked those aluminum toggles Redoleary linked to, but they are a bit overkill for our needs. A scaled down version would be awesome!
  26. Replies
    5
    Views
    478

    Try this: In Google's search box type...

    Try this: In Google's search box type "site:hammockforums.net grizz beaks"

    This will use the power of google's search engine but limit it's focus to the Hammock Forums website.
  27. Replies
    1
    Views
    285

    Yes, that will work. You can also add a diagonal...

    Yes, that will work. You can also add a diagonal for a 5th hammock. Your "square" might need to become a diamond/parallelogram to make that work, but as long as your tripods can carry the weight...
  28. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,463

    I bet sidneyhornblower was pointing out the...

    I bet sidneyhornblower was pointing out the instructions you find by following his link. It leads to this PDF document.
  29. Replies
    17
    Views
    964

    You need to find tarp material with a high UPF...

    You need to find tarp material with a high UPF rating. My cursory search turned up lots of good info for clothing (here and here for example) but not for tarps.

    If you contact RBTR or Dutch, they...
  30. If you're determined to pursue the DIY bags, you...

    If you're determined to pursue the DIY bags, you might order a fabric sample from RBTR. For $3 you get 4 different fabric samples to help you decide. That's pretty cheap insurance against yards and...
  31. Replies
    11
    Views
    747

    If you google "burn test", you get lots of...

    If you google "burn test", you get lots of results. This PDF doc included aramid fibers (which is what Kevlar is classified as).
  32. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,197

    If you click on the picture, the tripod is...

    If you click on the picture, the tripod is labeled BlueSky Mast. Looks like they cater to the military.
  33. Replies
    21
    Views
    3,803

    This... And once you've actually fallen from...

    This...

    And once you've actually fallen from that "sitting height" you'll realize that even THAT is too far to fall! :scared:
  34. Yep! Exhibit #1: 174245

    Yep! Exhibit #1:

    174245
  35. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,966

    Derek Hansen over at the Ultimate Hang...

    Derek Hansen over at the Ultimate Hang demonstrated this using a couple of scales. In the video he promises more tests, but that was almost 6 years ago and I haven't seen any follow up. Maybe I'm...
  36. Replies
    9
    Views
    649

    Just one. I'm not much of a picture taker but I...

    Just one. I'm not much of a picture taker but I managed to capture it when I set up my first DIY hammock for a trial run.
  37. Replies
    9
    Views
    649

    I made my own ENO style attached stuff sack and...

    I made my own ENO style attached stuff sack and added it to my hammock. Easy and convenient.
  38. I mis-threaded one of my cinch buckles my second...

    I mis-threaded one of my cinch buckles my second time out. It held well enough when I gave it a firm tug, but let loose as soon as my full weight was applied. Like most, I suffered a bruised pride,...
  39. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,659

    Hmmm... I thought GNP was for Glacier National...

    Hmmm... I thought GNP was for Glacier National Park.
  40. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,000

    I'm 5'4" and have been perfectly comfortable in...

    I'm 5'4" and have been perfectly comfortable in 10' and 11' hammocks. Never tried anything shorter. My 10 footer is ~60" wide and my 11 footer is 72" wide. I don't side-sleep in a hammock.
  41. I tried spraying my hammock the first time I...

    I tried spraying my hammock the first time I treated it. Most of the permethrin was carried away on the wind. Now I soak! :-)
  42. I made a bottom entry bug net from a kit by RSBTR...

    I made a bottom entry bug net from a kit by RSBTR. I'm more than happy with it and consider a zipper to be a potential point of failure rather than a "feature".

    You get enough material in the kit...
  43. Replies
    12
    Views
    842

    And I always thought a flat tarp was the one that...

    And I always thought a flat tarp was the one that had lost all it's fizz... :tongueup:
  44. Replies
    10
    Views
    2,661

    4x4 posts are adequate if you put a brace between...

    4x4 posts are adequate if you put a brace between the tops of the posts. A search of the forums will turn up all sorts of discussion and ideas related to backyard hammock hanging.
  45. I'm right-handed and first tried sleeping head...

    I'm right-handed and first tried sleeping head right in a hammock because that seemed to make sense to me. I always eventually shifted to head left and pretty quickly gave up even trying for a head...
  46. Replies
    7
    Views
    653

    I've accomplished the same thing using a zip-tie,...

    I've accomplished the same thing using a zip-tie, which has the advantage of being stiff and making the threading part a piece of cake.
  47. Replies
    10
    Views
    709

    If it's "frilly" that annoys you, maybe some duct...

    If it's "frilly" that annoys you, maybe some duct tape? There's lots of colors and patterns available to suit your style but traditional grey is about as anti-frilly as it gets. :tongueup:
  48. Replies
    5
    Views
    582

    I completed my first Gemini about a month ago (it...

    I completed my first Gemini about a month ago (it was a Christmas present to myself!) As long as you have a proper seam ripper you shouldn't have any trouble. It's tedious and time consuming, but...
  49. Replies
    3
    Views
    428

    I have an old (~10 years) mosquito net I picked...

    I have an old (~10 years) mosquito net I picked up at Boy Scout camp one year that has a hex/honeycomb pattern weave and is more open than your run-of-the-mill noseeum.

    A quick google search...
  50. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,890

    I bought THESE...

    I bought THESE off the shelf at Walmart a couple of years ago. I think I paid $0.97 each.

    I don't like them, as they seem to want to bend if you manage to drive them into hidden roots (which are...
Results 1 to 50 of 311
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4