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    I've been thinking on this too, as I'm so broke I...

    I've been thinking on this too, as I'm so broke I can't afford to pay attention. I think I've got my plan worked out, just need to get some materials.

    I'm going to make a bottom half using the...
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    Hah, I have that problem a lot. Try finding a saw...

    Hah, I have that problem a lot. Try finding a saw tooth set in good shape, or a decent hand crank drill, or a proper kerosine stove.

    I nearly gave up on finding a sailmakers hook, then found...
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    How are you attaching to the rings? ...

    How are you attaching to the rings?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmy0b3lX2N0
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    Love the handle. Yup head on over to jeff's page,...

    Love the handle. Yup head on over to jeff's page, check out the homemade stuff, and some of the links. And of course, here. Tons of ideas.
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    My guess would be they find humans less than...

    My guess would be they find humans less than tasty. They will eat you, but only if their usual fare becomes scarce.
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    Ditched the biners, in favor of some standard...

    Ditched the biners, in favor of some standard oval non locking biners.

    Sewed a loop in some webbing on one end and tie the other (fear of commitment) for a ridgeline.

    Use tubular webbing I...
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    Should work, and should increase the life span of...

    Should work, and should increase the life span of the rope on the hammock, if using a toggle larger in diameter than that of the carabiner.

    Personally I wouldn't use a toggle in my suspension...
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    Bit of a misnomer actually, though I've probably...

    Bit of a misnomer actually, though I've probably eaten more weeds than anyone I know, I don't actually know that much about them. But I have some interest in wild edibles, bugs, fish, critters, and...
  9. I'll check that link out, but I suppose by very...

    I'll check that link out, but I suppose by very localized you mean far from Virginia, which of course defeat the purpose of what I'm attempting to get at.

    This "leave no trace" thing is part of...
  10. The ends, or at least one end ideally will be...

    The ends, or at least one end ideally will be tapered for ease of insertion. I couldn't find one of those needles locally so I made one out of some 3/4 inch dowel rod, I cut a piece about a foot long...
  11. Nature loving hangers? Are you sure about that?

    I think it's safe to say that a great many hangers are also campers, hikers, fisherman, boaters...to name a few of the activities that we incorporate out hanging into. Or is it that we incorporate...
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    Not entirely true, last I heard it's largely...

    Not entirely true, last I heard it's largely illegal to grow, though there are some slow changes being made commercially. You and I cannot obtain viable hemp seed, it has to be sterilized to sell....
  13. The link newhanger provided is to one of the best...

    The link newhanger provided is to one of the best made howto videos I've ever seen, though it's not specifically about hammocks, it is about the method your using.

    I made an crabnet from his...
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    I got curious about this the other day, I was...

    I got curious about this the other day, I was wondering about the hennessy everyone raves about, turns out made in asia.

    I have an eno, and their site leads one to believe that it's two brothers...
  15. A better machine perhaps, ...

    A better machine perhaps,

    http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/prod_detail_list/23
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    A shape that makes sense, either square, or...

    A shape that makes sense, either square, or rectangle twice as long as it is wide, this will give the most versatility in configuration options.

    Plenty of tie points.

    Ample coverage, none of...
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    If you have an REI or somewhere that sells...

    If you have an REI or somewhere that sells mountain climbing gear, they should have some one inch tubular webbing for around .40 cents a foot.

    Some places that have tree climbing gear will have...
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    I have an eno double, and I can't image both of...

    I have an eno double, and I can't image both of us in it. My DIY is a little bigger, and still I don't think large enough for two people to be comfortable.

    There are some huge Mayan, and Brazilian...
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    I have to agree with the earlier rant, this...

    I have to agree with the earlier rant, this policy is ignorant/stupid. It's a shame that that the environmentalist religion is producing so many extremist views.

    I'm all for sustainability and...
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    Crap, now I'm nervous, I've been using these for...

    Crap, now I'm nervous, I've been using these for a couple of weeks.
    You can't see it but there is a piece of 2x4 on the other side of that door frame, about 1.5' long to protect the wall. These door...
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    To clarify, you laid it down folded like you'd...

    To clarify, you laid it down folded like you'd sleep in it?

    Then I assume cut the length in half?

    Then serged the doubled half length bag?

    This grosgrain stuff, is it like tubular webbing?...
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    Hmm, I hope not, but if not, it's too late now. I...

    Hmm, I hope not, but if not, it's too late now. I just sent an email off to them inquiring about it.

    I like my Eno well enough, but purchasing other than American made products has many problems,...
  23. Twice I've been woke up by critters in the woods....

    Twice I've been woke up by critters in the woods.

    Once when I was a kid, with my older brother deer hunting. We were in his camper trailer and the trailer started rocking, fairly violently. First...
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    Is it the 3 lb. Ozark Trails bag? How low do...

    Is it the 3 lb. Ozark Trails bag?

    How low do you think you could go with it?

    And how did you convert it?
    Can you just add some tie points to the corners and go with that?
    Did you remove the...
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    Home depot should have some yellow small diameter...

    Home depot should have some yellow small diameter line that is pretty close if not the same thing, and cheap.

    You may be able to find this locally at a mower/lawn care store, some of them carry...
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    Had a cheap ass wal mart net hammock break once,...

    Had a cheap *** wal mart net hammock break once, and dump me on the side walk. Fortunately I was half drunk at the time.
  27. So no ridgeline at now. I'd just tie to the...

    So no ridgeline at now. I'd just tie to the whoopie at some point above the larkshead, raise or lower to suit.
  28. This thread, especially the beaver comment, got...

    This thread, especially the beaver comment, got me wondering.

    Has anyone ever woke to squirrels doing there crazy chase scenes across your suspension?

    Or even a mellow walk across it?

    Got...
  29. Non Structural, just hang your hammock up, and...

    Non Structural, just hang your hammock up, and find somewhere to tie it to, in my case it's the same with a structural, which I use and wouldn't be caught without.

    Are you adding a non...
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    Hmm, near as I can tell from their website Eno's...

    Hmm, near as I can tell from their website Eno's are made not far from here in the appalations. I guess I did right by accident on this purchase, at the time I didn't consider where it was made. I...
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    That's funny, I too have a diy and an eno, and...

    That's funny, I too have a diy and an eno, and prefer the diy. If only I'd made one first, I could have saved a good chunk of change.

    Oh well, hindsight and all that.
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    What shug said.

    What shug said.
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    I took a clamp like this, ...

    I took a clamp like this,

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31dibW1cZnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    and clamped it to the bedroom door frame, and wrapped some webbing around the front door to hang in...
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    What portable stoves do you use? - Where did you...

    What portable stoves do you use?
    - Where did you get it?
    - How much did it cost?

    Diy wood and alcohol stoves.
    Much lighter in weight, made to suit personal preferences as opposed to what some...
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    Where are they made?

    I was just looking around the hennessy site and couldn't find anything.

    Does anyone know where they are manufactured at?
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    Ok, so end to end it would function exactly like...

    Ok, so end to end it would function exactly like the stretcher, flat.

    What about the side to side profile, if not U shaped then what?
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    Two questions, When you lay in a bridge...

    Two questions,

    When you lay in a bridge hammock,

    does it lay flat head to toe?

    is the side to side profile a U shape?
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    Never tried one, but it would be easy to get a...

    Never tried one, but it would be easy to get a feel for the concept before buying,

    http://www.operationalmedicine.org/TextbookFiles/FMST_20008/Block 4/1423a/image014.jpg
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    Is that a fact, or speculation?

    Is that a fact, or speculation?
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    I wouldn't care to admit how many times I've...

    I wouldn't care to admit how many times I've "made improvements" to gear to regret it later.

    However, won't a hot knife solve your problem?
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    Near perfect right angle (90), with mine.

    Near perfect right angle (90), with mine.
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    Yes, it's 102"

    Yes, it's 102"
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    That's than 800 lbs. more strength than the...

    That's than 800 lbs. more strength than the webbing mountain climbers have been depending on for many years.

    It's also a better than 14 to 1 safety margin, 10 to 1 is a lot, and 5 to 1 is quite...
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    If you plan to spend that much money, do yourself...

    If you plan to spend that much money, do yourself a favor and don't ever make a hammock yourself. You'll end up feeling like a fool (or is that tool) for spending nearly 10 times what superior home...
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    When did stating facts become flaming? Here...

    When did stating facts become flaming?

    Here go do some reading,

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sylnylon+leaks
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    Magnet powerful enough for this, won't be very...

    Magnet powerful enough for this, won't be very small or light.

    Also for this to work you'd have to have your line very nearly perpendicular to the plane of your tarp, else they will slide. This...
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    I guess you are talking to me? When it comes to...

    I guess you are talking to me? When it comes to people giving bad advise that will cost a lot of hard earned money, I'd say it was pretty mild.



    I don't like expensive crap, or false...
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    This is why I don't understand all the hype and...

    This is why I don't understand all the hype and rabid attachment to this overpriced crap. A $10.00 polytarp at walmart is waterproof, silnylon isn't, it never was and never will be.

    But it's...
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    Late to the party, but in case

    you or anyone else is interested this old guy has far and away the best netting video I've seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfB1XjhYPP0

    I've been looking for some instructions for a mayan...
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    Long time no post

    I was at wally world the other day, and noticed there is no longer a dollar bin in the fabrics.
    Any one else seen that at your store?
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