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    OK Shug, I just watched some more of your videos,...

    OK Shug, I just watched some more of your videos, very helpful.
    Did you eat a lot of paint chips as a kid by chance???;)
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    Sorry, i wasn't very descriptive here. I'm using...

    Sorry, i wasn't very descriptive here. I'm using 1/8" shock cord(maybe too light), and this is pretty much a full length underquilt made of synthetic, not down. So yeah, kinda heavy. Shug, I'll...
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    Sleeping bag uq mod help

    So, I created a uq from an old mummy bag for my gathered end hammock using mostly Kate's instructions(Thanks!)
    Problem is, I ran shock cord through both sides, in one big loop. When I get in and...
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    OK, thanks GLP!

    OK, thanks GLP!
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    Is this enough?

    I have 2 pieces of 1.9 DWR 66" wide. One is 8 feet, one is 3 feet.
    Is this enough to make a small mac-cat type tarp? Any instructions?

    Thanks,:confused:
  6. Thread: DIY top cover

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    Much thanks guys, these pics and video help alot!

    Much thanks guys, these pics and video help alot!
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    Sweet. thanks guys.

    Sweet. thanks guys.
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    There's a pic of my hammock in my gallery....

    There's a pic of my hammock in my gallery. Basically just a gathered end hammock from Just Jeff's design, 101" fixed ridgeline length. 1 tie out on both sides of hammock to provide width.
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    DIY top cover

    Hi folks,
    Have a DIY hammock and tarp, but looking at making a top cover similar to FishnFinns, or BBO top cover for blackbird, but to fit my rig. Has anyone designed such a thing? Surely soemone...
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    Hey Jeff, Did you ever come up with some...

    Hey Jeff,

    Did you ever come up with some dimensions to make your newest sock version?

    Thanks,

    Sotaram
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    Thanks Jerry!

    Thanks Jerry!
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    Looking for info on seam tape

    Wondering if you can buy seam tape like that used on tarp/tent seams, and if you can DIY. Anyone ever try this, or does everyone just seal seams with standard seam sealers. I'm sure this has been...
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    Jeff, I must have missed the part about material....

    Jeff, I must have missed the part about material. What did you make yours from? Could you use DWR, or would no ventilation be a concern?
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    Go Hawks!!!!!:laugh:

    Go Hawks!!!!!:laugh:
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. Gargoyle,...

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

    Gargoyle, the bag is a little bulky, but I'm not real concerned abou tthat. I have 2, I make take you idea and slice the foot, pull it up and attach the top...
  16. Thread: Hammock width?

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    I made mine 58" wide(std fabric width) & don't...

    I made mine 58" wide(std fabric width) & don't get much shoulder squeeze at all.
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    Seems like it would just be easier to cut the...

    Seems like it would just be easier to cut the hood off and use it as a down hood with the quilt. Nothin fancy. I'm mor interested in the underquilt or peapod idea. Going to BWCA in July, and it can...
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    I think I get it(kinda). How would the hood...

    I think I get it(kinda). How would the hood attach? Would you just sew the bottom corner of the hood to the edge of the quilt?
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    What to do with old down mummies??

    I have 2 old down mummy bags that are in good shape. These are Army style, front(top) zip, and have some type of rubberized bottom. Thinking about making either a peapod, or an underquilt from them....
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    Not to hijack your thread, but could this be used...

    Not to hijack your thread, but could this be used in summer also, or would it be to warm? I have 2 down mummies that I was thinking of making a over and under quilt with
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    I have 2 old army down sleeping bags I/m thinking...

    I have 2 old army down sleeping bags I/m thinking about trying this with. Do you guys cut the mummy hood off, or leave it on? These are barely long enough to cover my shoulders, so I may have to sew...
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    Yeah, thank guys! I will have a tent along with...

    Yeah, thank guys! I will have a tent along with the group I can use if something doesn't work out, so no problem there.
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    That could be my problem, I'm truying to hang it...

    That could be my problem, I'm truying to hang it in the backyard, and my trees are too far apart so I'm hanging from the deck, which I probably can't get high enough. I'm camping nect weekend, so...
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    Shoulder squeezin'

    Hey all,

    Just finished my first hammock and tarp set up, I'm pretty excited about it!:D
    Anyway, I set up the hammock without a ridgeline, and without staking the sides out just to try it for...
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    51 and having fun!!! I'm a Soutmaster, and the...

    51 and having fun!!!

    I'm a Soutmaster, and the Boy Scouts definitely keep me young(I think)!:scared:
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    Could you use pull out material on the...

    Could you use pull out material on the inside(nylon webbing) for additional strength rather that extra nylon, or have you guys all used extra pieces of nylon for the reinforcements? Due to weight...
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    Very nice Skookum, gotta love the wings on that...

    Very nice Skookum, gotta love the wings on that tarp! Got any dimensions or sketches on the tarp?
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    Attaching my ridgeline

    Ok, so I've been looking through the archives and learning a lot, but how/where do I attach my ridgeline if I'm using para cord & knots? Does it just attach to both ends of my hammock line? I saw...
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    Acer, I'm familiar with the W whipping, but...

    Acer,

    I'm familiar with the W whipping, but when you say lopsided, what is that? I've seen Just Jeff's W whipping, is that what you mean?

    thanks,
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    Cinched vs. gathered-Pros & Cons??

    Ok, So as noob I'm sure this has been covered numerous times, but couldn't find it in the archives-Pros and Cons to gathered vs. cinched hammocks.
    Both look to bevery easy to do, but is one more...
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    Anyone ever tried Thompson's Water Seal? I've...

    Anyone ever tried Thompson's Water Seal?
    I've heard urban legends of people using this and they say it works greta? Just curious!
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    Great, thanks guys. What about cord size? is 1/4"...

    Great, thanks guys. What about cord size? is 1/4" what most people use?
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    What's the longest hang??

    Noob question, I've read on hear that most people use trees that are 15-20' apart ideally. Can you hang farther if you have enough cord? Say 30 feet?
    Does it become a stability issue at some point?...
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    Hope you feel better soon, Cache!

    Hope you feel better soon, Cache!
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    Yeah, the more I think about it and reading your...

    Yeah, the more I think about it and reading your comments-mkaes sense. Just my cheap self looking for another way to recycle old stuff. Like you said, maybe stuff sacks.

    Thanks!
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    Recycling tents into hammocks?

    OK, someone must have tried this?? I have a couple of old tents. No use for.
    Can they be cut up and made into a hammock? Would sewn seam in tent hold my fat *** (220 lb):shades:

    just thinkin'...
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    Hey from Minnesota

    Extreme Newbie, Scout leader who's 51 and tired of sleeping on the ground!
    Gonna build my own rig...now where to start Hmmm. no shortage of info here for sure! Justa watched part of Sug's...
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