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    I'm glad to hear it was warmer than expected on...

    I'm glad to hear it was warmer than expected on first use. I've only heard of karo step as a design for baffles, not sewn through construction, and to me it looks like a quilt with a lot of cold...
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    @SGT Rock: Nice to hear from you. Many have...

    @SGT Rock: Nice to hear from you. Many have learned not to snivel and other useful things from your site. The rest of you should check it out.
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    It's a pain, but your best bet is to have someone...

    It's a pain, but your best bet is to have someone lie in the hammock and attempt to measure the underside. The more measurements you take the more accurate (and more complicated) it will be. ...
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    Now says product not available. Shucks. I'm...

    Now says product not available. Shucks. I'm still working at refining your idea of magnets to hold UQ in place, Kevin. :)
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    What a trove! Great work, and thanks for...

    What a trove! Great work, and thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see what shows up in the "reserved" post. Do it quick while you can still edit. :)
  6. Almost all my work has been with 9460 and primer,...

    Almost all my work has been with 9460 and primer, but early tests comparing other bonding materials suggest that many materials work well. I think gunner76 got it exactly right.
  7. climbing.kevin started the idea of using magnets...

    climbing.kevin started the idea of using magnets to hold his vest to the underside of the quilt, for which I'm grateful. It takes some doing, because the magnets attached to the hammock need to be...
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    Ask him about the Peregrine he made for...

    Ask him about the Peregrine he made for Stormcrow's son. I always wanted to see how that one turned out. Mac can tailor the torso length to suit your preferences. The PALS system can use clips...
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    If nighttime temps are 50░ F. or below, you won't...

    If nighttime temps are 50░ F. or below, you won't need a bugnet. (Wisdom from Oh-No, who knows.) If you camp where gnats aren't blown away, and there are gnats (there may not be), borrow a trick...
  10. Thread: Tri-Ring vs D-Ring

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    For ridgeline connections like yours I use a loop...

    For ridgeline connections like yours I use a loop of 3/16" shock cord where you've used the tri-rings. Never had a problem. A fisherman's knot works for the loop. Side tie-outs are the same, but...
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    Primaloft has fibers fine enough to need...

    Primaloft has fibers fine enough to need downproof fabric, I'm told. Continuous strand synthetics, like Climashield, probably don't.
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    Thanks to Dan for taking a great group photo. ...

    Thanks to Dan for taking a great group photo. Also thanks to Tim for the link to it. It's definitely worth downloading it from dropbox so you can zoom in on those smiling faces. I found any number...
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    Very nice! Keep creating. Do you use it...

    Very nice! Keep creating. Do you use it down-side up or upside down? :laugh:
  14. ^ Yup. What they said. You may think it's...

    ^ Yup. What they said. You may think it's between you and the individual tree, but when you post here it pays to listen to the wisdom of the community.
  15. Dutch, on a scale of 0 to 10, I think you need to...

    Dutch, on a scale of 0 to 10, I think you need to cut your customer service model from 15 down to a more reasonable 10.5. Also, stop giving stuff away to SS.
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    I like Old Boot's solution, too. For another...

    I like Old Boot's solution, too. For another specialized use of rings, see Grizz's video showing how he uses the unusually shaped handle of a Pacer Pole held in place by a twisted strap.
    ...
  17. Thread: Back support orů.

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    I've used mitten hooks to attach an underquilt to...

    I've used mitten hooks to attach an underquilt to the sides of a bridge hammock. They won't slide, but they may not be strong enough to hold in your application. The small bending arm of the mitten...
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    Agreed, nice work. I'm looking forward to seeing...

    Agreed, nice work. I'm looking forward to seeing your design for the actual bugnet. Does it go above the foot spreader bar? Does it go over the ridgeline? It seems to me that a lot of bugnet...
  19. Thread: Back support orů.

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    In fairness, I should add that Snowball...

    In fairness, I should add that Snowball acknowledged the source in a different thread. I'm just messing with him.:)
  20. Thread: Back support orů.

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    :lol: Fess up, Snowball. It came up out of...

    :lol: Fess up, Snowball. It came up out of nowhere the same way the side-stretch mod came out of nowhere: I thought of it. That is, I told you about creating a ridge under knees or back by...
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    I'm really pleased that you're expanding on my...

    I'm really pleased that you're expanding on my design. I may have posted this before, but my first version with back support felt great when I first got into the hammock - sort of like leaning back...
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    Using my multiplier of .03, 47g/sq.m. = 1.41...

    Using my multiplier of .03, 47g/sq.m. = 1.41 oz/sq.yd.
    Snowball, I haven't followed this whole thread, so you nay have already told us. Are your fabrics nylon? Will you use the heavier hammock...
  23. Thread: Uses for snaps?

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    I used snaps for the door of my sock/tent, and...

    I used snaps for the door of my sock/tent, and they have lasted well for years and kept breezes out better than I thought they would. Zippers are quicker opening and closing, but both work. I think...
  24. It depends on whether you think you'll ever be...

    It depends on whether you think you'll ever be stuck hanging between two trees that are 25' or more apart, because then it will be a true functioning structural ridgeline and need to be just as...
  25. Great report. Thanks for sharing your trip with...

    Great report. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Ticks aren't bad in Summer, but crowds are. Blueberries help.
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    It works. It's not stealthy. HYOH

    It works. It's not stealthy. HYOH
  27. Thread: Why a Kilt?

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    Well, I'll find out. I recently made a kilt for...

    Well, I'll find out. I recently made a kilt for hiking, and I'll try it out this summer. The plans were for the X-kilt from http://www.xmarksthescot.com/. I've seen enough people hiking in kilts...
  28. Thread: Hello from Germany

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    Welcome, Hagbard! My back likes hammocks, too.

    Welcome, Hagbard! My back likes hammocks, too.
  29. Russell, solve one problem at a time. These are...

    Russell, solve one problem at a time. These are interesting, but tough projects. With each prototype you will see possibilities for improvement that will lead to the next project. It's difficult...
  30. Two Tents, that's two more reasons I'll be really...

    Two Tents, that's two more reasons I'll be really sorry to miss MAHHA this Spring - seeing you and Ben and missing a chance to win that knife. Have fun for me! (No sympathy folks, this is a...
  31. What's "HH" in this context?

    What's "HH" in this context?
  32. Good food for thought, and now that I think of...

    Good food for thought, and now that I think of it, in the hammock I spoke of, the flat fell seam comes under my knees where there's less chance of abrasion, but the only reason it's that far up is...
  33. Supplex has a soft cottony feel. I'm not sure...

    Supplex has a soft cottony feel. I'm not sure how its stretch would compare with polyester, but it's significantly stronger than lighter nylon fabrics such as 1.4, 1.6, and even 1.9 oz ripstop that...
  34. Gargoyle speaks truth, but I'd omit the grosgrain...

    Gargoyle speaks truth, but I'd omit the grosgrain reinforcements. Add fabric to the foot end. I have done something similar with supplex nylon (my vote for the most cotton-like strong fabric)...
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    When Hammock Forums started it attracted a lot of...

    When Hammock Forums started it attracted a lot of original thinkers who shared ideas freely, and we all benefited. I think it was like open-source software. The pace of innovation was wonderful. ...
  36. I agree with xxl_hanger.

    I agree with xxl_hanger.
  37. Thread: Videos from Finland

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    Jari, I'll add my thanks to all the preceding...

    Jari, I'll add my thanks to all the preceding responses. I look forward to our next trip.
    David
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    I'd go with option 3 simply because it does away...

    I'd go with option 3 simply because it does away with the bias tape, but see what Grizz says about zipper orientation.
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    The 1.9 ox ripstop you bought is a great fabric...

    The 1.9 ox ripstop you bought is a great fabric to start with, and maybe to stay with. Make a single layer hammock out of it. My 2ó. :)
  40. I used a small cuben diy poncho to add side...

    I used a small cuben diy poncho to add side protection with a small tarp - probably similar in some respects. It was okay, except when it was raining. :lol:
    By that, I mean attaching and...
  41. Thread: Epiphany!

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    Busted! :laugh: Welcome, JessiD87. You'll fit...

    Busted! :laugh: Welcome, JessiD87. You'll fit right in, ... if you know the password.
  42. Dutch is in China. You're making him work on his...

    Dutch is in China. You're making him work on his vacation. Don't post stuff like this. I hope he doesn't cut his trip short to take care of your problem. Probably will. :rolleyes:
  43. Just practice your lanyard knot. That's what...

    Just practice your lanyard knot. That's what holds everything. There are no problems of scale, as when calculating bury lengths with different diameters of cordage.
  44. Thread: moral delima

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    You get the older, heavier gear, but you might...

    You get the older, heavier gear, but you might make a longer hammock for yourself.
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    Rob's solution looks good. Notice he refers to...

    Rob's solution looks good. Notice he refers to it by it's proper name, "Bishop Bag." I don't think there is much strain on the hole in normal use. I'd just sew on a 2" x 2" patch for...
  46. Thread: Costco Down vest UQ

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    Excellent! Tighten up that shock cord. See...

    Excellent! Tighten up that shock cord. See Shug's recent video on suspension for a partial UQ. The DIY force is strong in this one. ;)
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    I have a sleeping bag stored in a tube made with...

    I have a sleeping bag stored in a tube made with a piece of 5' x 8' $1/yd fabric. Sew the long sides togther, making a 20" diameter tube. Tie one end in an overhand knot. Insert sleeping bag (or...
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    I agree with MAD777 on the width. You'll...

    I agree with MAD777 on the width.

    You'll save some money and collect less water :scared: between the UQ and your hammock if you use a breathable fabric with DWM instead of cuben. I made an...
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    If you have any network cable (Cat-5, Cat-6,...

    If you have any network cable (Cat-5, Cat-6, etc.), take some apart and use one of the interior wires with the insulation still on. The other suggestions are fine, too. Use whichever one you can...
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    I like the idea of the pole mod, especially with...

    I like the idea of the pole mod, especially with a big tarp. Last year I got a bargain on some tent pole replacements with shock cords but haven't found time to experiment with them. One is 7' 4"...
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