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    The most important thing about hanging in the...

    The most important thing about hanging in the wind is site location. You want a spot that provides shelter from the direction of wind. Bushes work great, a grouping of trees, rocks, felled logs,...
  2. You may find this thread interesting Mini...

    You may find this thread interesting

    Mini Spreader Bars
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/75680-DIY-Grosgrain-and-Rolled-Hem-Guides
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    I disagree. Putting a cat cut on the ridgeline...

    I disagree. Putting a cat cut on the ridgeline will make it hang really weird. Your peaks will be pointed up and allow in more weather, while allowing the sides to hang down lower.
  5. I'd really love to see what the woodland cammo...

    I'd really love to see what the woodland cammo NylonD looks like.
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    Doesn't ripstop by the roll make this multicam...

    Doesn't ripstop by the roll make this multicam pattern in a silnylon? why go through the extra trouble of siliconizing it yourself?
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    My ENO doublenest got me into it, but the 11'...

    My ENO doublenest got me into it, but the 11' gathered end I tried is better in every way, and less expensive.
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    Nice work, I would add a tieout or two to the...

    Nice work, I would add a tieout or two to the middle of the sides so you can fold in your corners like doors if you need to. Give us the details about this thing.

    size? weight? all that goodstuff.
  9. you say it's a rectangular bag? What are the...

    you say it's a rectangular bag? What are the dimensions? On an UQ, you want the length to be about 50-60" wide X 70-80" long. If you're able to get two piece like that out of each half you should...
  10. I believe that's a photo of general sherman, the...

    I believe that's a photo of general sherman, the tallest redwood in the world. I believe those are park workers, and I doubt it's legal to climb even if you could find it. (its location is a well...
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    Haven't decided yet. I will probably put some...

    Haven't decided yet. I will probably put some slight cat cuts the sides, but probably not on the ends.
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    The rectangle tarp imho is more versatile. ...

    The rectangle tarp imho is more versatile.

    You can still pinch in the corners as doors like the winter tarp with a rectangular tarp, so long as you have 1-2 tieouts in the middle. You can pitch...
  13. how are the line-locs working for you?

    how are the line-locs working for you?
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    This is perfect, thankyou. I am sold. it's...

    This is perfect, thankyou.

    I am sold. it's all a matter of time now.
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    RBTR Multicam 1.1 silnylon

    The silnylon Multicam is the fabric i've been looking for forever. Im glad to see that RBTR has gotten the ball rolling on this fabric, but that price OUCH! $17.50 a yard. I know it's still in...
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    I like it. I keep one end completely cinched at...

    I like it. I keep one end completely cinched at the foot end of my hammock. It fits my hammock and bugnet so I can deploy them as one and never have to remove the bugnet. I use a sock style bugnet...
  17. I always love the look of shock when I tell them...

    I always love the look of shock when I tell them I made my setup when they ask me where I bought it.
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    Waste of weight and cord. I just tie the lines...

    Waste of weight and cord. I just tie the lines to my d-rings, and then larks head the tieouts to my tent stakes at the length I want them and then seat the stake.
  19. You shouldn't need doors with a rectangular tarp,...

    You shouldn't need doors with a rectangular tarp, the corners should fold in fine to make doors just requires a few extra tieouts.
  20. Seems expensive Try diy gear supply, or dutch

    Seems expensive Try diy gear supply, or dutch
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    Yes a simple flat felled seam down the ridge line...

    Yes a simple flat felled seam down the ridge line to start it off

    Then you've got to decide what you want to do for tie-outs. I would recommend either putting 1 tie-out in the middle, or 2...
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    Probably more shits than giggles.:lol:

    Probably more shits than giggles.:lol:
  23. A little food for thought, I'd recommend...

    A little food for thought, I'd recommend something with a little more protection for cooler weather. Hex tarps can still be very drafty and will only give a slightly better protection against the...
  24. At $3.50 a yard, you're well off to just wait for...

    At $3.50 a yard, you're well off to just wait for some silnylon 2nds to go on sale.
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    Your first line of defense is Site location. ...

    Your first line of defense is Site location. Find a spot that is on a sheltered side of the ridge, or next to some tall brush with trees that will allow you to hang perpendicular to the wind.
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    If the goal is creating a lighter good weather...

    If the goal is creating a lighter good weather tarp to compliment your foul weather superfly, why not make a diamond asym? Easier to make, less materials needed, and even lighter weight.
  27. Where does one find a 12x10 piece of the soft...

    Where does one find a 12x10 piece of the soft stuff?
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?75680-DIY-Grosgrain-and-Rolled-Hem-Guides
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    How long have you been digging to find a 4 year...

    How long have you been digging to find a 4 year old post?
  30. Its not necessary. I made mine with just a...

    Its not necessary. I made mine with just a rolled hem around the edge and its held up just fine. I triple rolled the hem before i sewed to give it a little more strength, but grosgrain would be...
  31. Weight savings minimal? I cut my shelter/sleep...

    Weight savings minimal? I cut my shelter/sleep system in half by 5lbs, and I didnt even go with lightweight stuff.
  32. slide a piece of wax paper intbetween

    slide a piece of wax paper intbetween
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    I hang with an eno doublenest and about 12-15'...

    I hang with an eno doublenest and about 12-15' between trees. I have a 12' hex tarp that I think is just a tiny bit too long in the ridge. The next tarp I make will be an 11x10 rectangle. this way...
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    60" = 5' so You'd only have to do 2 sections...

    60" = 5' so You'd only have to do 2 sections 5x10. but still 14' ridgeline is LONG and will force you to hang well above your hammock due to the suspension of your hammock. This along with the...
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    I would pay top top dollar for some 30D-ish...

    I would pay top top dollar for some 30D-ish silnylon in the swiss camo pattern.
    http://www.centerfiresystems.com/productimages/tactical/S-SCM83FJ-B.jpg
  36. 8' seems a little short

    8' seems a little short
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    make sure you're hanging on the knot, not the...

    make sure you're hanging on the knot, not the toggle.
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    This is how I did mine. First I sewed a stitch...

    This is how I did mine. First I sewed a stitch all the way down the side edge next to the zipper all the way around. This way when you cut the zipper off (which is much faster than ripping...
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    That came out really well! I want to make a cammo...

    That came out really well! I want to make a cammo tarp, however This is the only pattern I can find in thin sil/argon. The pattern repeat on it bothers me to no end the more I look at it. Wouldn't...
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    the tiedowns may be rated for 1000's of lbs, but...

    the tiedowns may be rated for 1000's of lbs, but I doubt the roof is going to hold. Another excuse to get a roll bar....

    Or hang like this guy...
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    pfff... stupid privileges to view.

    pfff... stupid privileges to view.
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    I made mine similarly, only I tapered the foot...

    I made mine similarly, only I tapered the foot end and cut about a 45 degree angle off to save some weight and made a small ring cinch on that end, and left the head end open to freely slide the...
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    Keep experimenting with the amount of sag. I...

    Keep experimenting with the amount of sag. I found that I had too much. when I pulled it up tighter for a flatter hang, the ridgeline and heel pinch went away.. I experimented and pulled it...
  44. It's probably a pretty good deal for what you...

    It's probably a pretty good deal for what you paid, but you get what you pay for. 75% fill means it's probably got a ton of feathers and is probably under 500fp rating. But if weight is not a...
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    Looks like you just basically created a...

    Looks like you just basically created a rectangular tarp round the bout way with tieouts in the middle of each panel. a similar design Im interested in trying.
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    Dutch, one of the cottage vendors here on the...

    Dutch, one of the cottage vendors here on the forums, makes some nice hardware that IMHO are superior to the fig9s. http://dutchwaregear.com/

    For smaller figure9's you may find them at REI. What...
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    In my experience GSI products are junk. I don't...

    In my experience GSI products are junk. I don't understand why this is constantly recommended.

    GSI has alot of very gimmicky features that dont really add anything useful. First off this cookset...
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    Very heavy, cant realistically use a tarp with...

    Very heavy, cant realistically use a tarp with it, Looks like the footbox would be a moisture trap.
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    **** you guys are fast, sold out already.

    **** you guys are fast, sold out already.
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    This thread seems extremely relevant....

    This thread seems extremely relevant.
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