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  1. I have to use a VPN service to access Dutch's...

    I have to use a VPN service to access Dutch's site from Turkey.
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    The Jacks have some hints at their site...

    The Jacks have some hints at their site.
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    Sewing a Bridge Hammock's Webbing

    I was wondering if anyone has technique for sewing the suspension webbing to the edge of the a bridge hammock--the first pass down the center before wrapping it in the hem. I've tried to do it...
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    Thanks everyone for the info on the resources for...

    Thanks everyone for the info on the resources for wider NoSeeUm. I found Zpacks' netting after I asked the question.

    Sincerely,
    Dave-O
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    Great modification to the design! Thanks for...

    Great modification to the design! Thanks for posting it. Just out of curiosity, where do you get no-see-um that's 60" wide?
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    I was just looking at JRB's website earlier today...

    I was just looking at JRB's website earlier today and the site said approximately 4". It's in the 3rd paragraph.

    You might want to take a look at Wilderness Logics' Bullfrog tarp. The Bullfrog...
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    +1 on this question for the original and bridge...

    +1 on this question for the original and bridge versions of the speed hooks.
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    Great looking bridge! How did you attach your...

    Great looking bridge! How did you attach your end caps to the bridge's body? Did you consider making your end caps out of cuben? It could save a little more weight.
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    Thanks. That's what I kind of figured about 10...

    Thanks. That's what I kind of figured about 10 minutes after I posted my question. Great picture!
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    Boston, What's the advantage of not sewing to...

    Boston,

    What's the advantage of not sewing to the edge of the inner part of the grosgrain (i.e., the diagonal stitching)?

    Sincerely,
    Dave-O
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  12. Thread: Bug sock help

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    Here...

    Here is the link to SGT Rock's plan
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    What type of material did you use for the...

    What type of material did you use for the reinforcements?
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    I don't have a tarp with this design yet, but I...

    I don't have a tarp with this design yet, but I believe it's because the grosgrain covered seam is oriented vertically and at the apex of the ridgeline instead of laying flat so water doesn't really...
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    I was originally going to use the full width of...

    I was originally going to use the full width of the material for the center section of my tarp and sew on the sides. Streamline and Gargoyle have different designs that do this. However, I think...
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    Squidbilly, Thanks for posting this. I...

    Squidbilly,

    Thanks for posting this. I haven't received my Membrane Sil yet, but the design I was going to use was going to require seam sealing. Thanks for saving me some time and money!
    ...
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    Opie, I've built a couple of bridge's using...

    Opie,

    I've built a couple of bridge's using Hikingdad's end cap method, but have wanted to try a sewn on end cap like you've done. Do you add an extra fabric to you templates for a seam...
  18. Dutch, Have you tried to use these in place of...

    Dutch,

    Have you tried to use these in place of a whoopie hook on a whoopie sling? I realize that would add more weight and increase a person's minimum hand distance, but it would give people some...
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    Thanks everyone for the info!

    Thanks everyone for the info!
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    Dutch, I just found this. Do you use any...

    Dutch,

    I just found this. Do you use any detergent when washing it? I assume delicate is probably the most appropriate cycle. My son has been asking me to wash our Tyvek for a while, but I...
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    Great job with the tarp! Your edge hems are...

    Great job with the tarp! Your edge hems are amazing. Did you use a flat felled seam for the ridgeline?

    What are your impressions of the material regarding its strength vs. the elements? Do you...
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    Kyle, Any update on the hydrostatic head...

    Kyle,

    Any update on the hydrostatic head results?

    Sincerely,
    Dave-O
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    I believe it was BlazeAway. He has a video in...

    I believe it was BlazeAway. He has a video in this thread.
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    Kyle, Thanks for doing this test. I can't wait...

    Kyle, Thanks for doing this test. I can't wait to see the video.
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    Thanks for the info. I was thinking of using...

    Thanks for the info. I was thinking of using Zing-It whoopie slings, too. Hopefully I can find some time this weekend to try it on my DIY ogee tarp.
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    Joker, Thanks for the pictures. Do you think...

    Joker,

    Thanks for the pictures. Do you think it would help to add a prusick to the ridgeline to slide the poles through so they have less of a chance of sliding around? I think it would make...
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    Great pictures and explanation. Thanks! Is...

    Great pictures and explanation. Thanks!

    Is your hammock 10' or 11' long? How wide is it?
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    I agree with Snowball, nice stitching. Thanks...

    I agree with Snowball, nice stitching. Thanks for the picture, do you have any pictures of the tie outs in use? How long is your hammock?
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    That sounds like a great idea for the zipper...

    That sounds like a great idea for the zipper instead of using a separate piece of material to make it easier to zip closed. Do you habpve any pictures of your tieouts in action? How do you sew the...
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    Thanks for the examples. Now that you mention it,...

    Thanks for the examples. Now that you mention it, your explanation makes more sense. My son has a Hennessy poly hex tarp and he's always looked at me a little funny when I complain about water...
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    hk, Does water bleed through the material when...

    hk,

    Does water bleed through the material when it's wet and you press something against it for an extended period of time like silnylon? I have a feeling that this is more a result of silnylon...
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    Thanks for the pictures and the extra details on...

    Thanks for the pictures and the extra details on your ridgeline.

    What are the dimensions of both of your bridges?
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    So are you using the diamond knots that get larks...

    So are you using the diamond knots that get larks headed (if that's a word) to the webbing like Grizz does? Could you please take some closer pictures of the ends of your suspension triangle? If so,...
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    +1 on your report.

    +1 on your report.
  35. Is the new silpoly stronger than the previous...

    Is the new silpoly stronger than the previous samples that you mentioned in the thread announcing the new MR silnylon? I must admit that I've always wondered why nylon is so much more popular than...
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    How does the new Multicam Silnylon compare to...

    How does the new Multicam Silnylon compare to your new MR Silnylon in terms of water, wind, and abrasion resistance? Do you have any pictures of the new silnylon spread of to show how the pattern...
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    HK, Thanks. I hadn't thought of any of those...

    HK,

    Thanks. I hadn't thought of any of those reasons.
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    How do these compare to Lineloc 3s? Are there...

    How do these compare to Lineloc 3s? Are there any additional benefits other than reduced weight?
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    Kyle, In your post announcing your...

    Kyle,

    In your post announcing your mini-ripstop silnylon, you said that all future runs would be the MR with a hydrostatic head pressure of 1500. The woodland camo silnylon on your site still...
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    Will there be any differences between the first...

    Will there be any differences between the first and second production run other than the delivery date?
  41. Thread: New Sil color

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    I have a BIAS Weight Weenie single layer that...

    I have a BIAS Weight Weenie single layer that looks great in silver (no longer made). A matching tarp would be great.
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    Dutch, Which would you recommend more for a...

    Dutch,

    Which would you recommend more for a bridge hammock, the Argon 1.6 or PolyD (either weight)?

    Sincerely,
    Dave-O
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    Woodland camo
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    Ghost Hammock - DIY ultralight hammock

    1. I believe SGT Rock used dogbones from dynaglide. You can see the dimensions of the dogbone to the left of the drawing of the ridgeline. The UCR is attached via a larks head to the dogbone. The...
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    Opie, I had another question about your design. ...

    Opie, I had another question about your design. What are the lengths of your suspension triangle?
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    Opie, I've been bitten by the DIY bridge bug,...

    Opie, I've been bitten by the DIY bridge bug, too. I just decided that I don't think cord vs. webbing is worth the weight saved.

    Can you go over your math for the 75% vs 80% of the bar width. ...
  47. Thread: Tarp care

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    Dry your gear before putting it away for...

    Dry your gear before putting it away for long-term storage or else you'll have to worry about mildew. My son's Scout Troop learned that lesson the hard way.
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    I built an 9' version of the plans and had the...

    I built an 9' version of the plans and had the same issue. If I was going to make another one I was planning on moving the footbox back about 6" or just using the shelf side plan from the 8'...
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    Nice looking tarp. The tie-outs look well done. ...

    Nice looking tarp. The tie-outs look well done. Did you sandwich them between 2 pieces of silnylon?
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    You convinced me. Just placed an order with...

    You convinced me. Just placed an order with Dutch for a bunch of Argon 1.6.
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