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  1. The tarp turned out great! As I recall you...

    The tarp turned out great! As I recall you started out with enough material for a 15' ridge; what size did it ultimately end up at?
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    Sounds like you're going for gram weenie bliss! ...

    Sounds like you're going for gram weenie bliss! My son prefers it that way. He just uses a 10' x 8' tarp (with cat cuts on the side) with a hiking pole and some Tyvek to throw his bag on. But for...
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    +1 on what Craige said re: the ridgeline. You...

    +1 on what Craige said re: the ridgeline. You have already listed many lessons you've learned, so the next time those will be avoided and it should go smoother. As far as the rolled hems...
  4. Assuming "new to me" (vice, "new in the box") is...

    Assuming "new to me" (vice, "new in the box") is the criteria, I'd like to get a vintage Necchi Mira or Supernova. These machines are well-built from parts manufactured to tight tolerances. This...
  5. No local group hangs in this area that I am aware...

    No local group hangs in this area that I am aware of. However, there is a statewide FL Hang in Ocala coming up in mid-Jan. I do all of my hanging at Boy Scouts and Trail Life hikes/campouts; mostly...
  6. Looks good so far. Just a word of...

    Looks good so far. Just a word of caution--exercise care to NOT let the glue/silicone get down in the bobbin/feed dog area of your machine. BTW, where in NW Florida?
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    Not sure how XTrekker does his but I do not roll...

    Not sure how XTrekker does his but I do not roll hem mine. I just run 2 lines of stiches to secure the bugnet to the zipper tape then trim the excess netting (closest to the zipper teeth). For the...
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    Well done! And to think many are intimidated by...

    Well done! And to think many are intimidated by a thread injector... You'll be surprised at how quickly your skill level and quality of workmanship increases with each new project. What you made...
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    I've made tarps both ways--ones with rolled hems...

    I've made tarps both ways--ones with rolled hems only around the perimeter, and others with grosgrain on the edges. As far as ease of construction, I prefer the grosgrain on the perimeter; mainly...
  10. Take heed to Ramblinrev's advice. Also suggest...

    Take heed to Ramblinrev's advice. Also suggest checking out his vids on thread injectors at the links under his signature line. Not intending to sway you, but I have found I prefer...
  11. +1 on the klemheist knot. I use dynaglide for...

    +1 on the klemheist knot. I use dynaglide for both the ridgeline & the adjustable (sliding) tarp connection point using the klemheist. Works well.
  12. If you ever take the boys east of P'cola, there...

    If you ever take the boys east of P'cola, there are plenty of places in the Blackwater forest area that aren't too far away...
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    +1 on all the above. When it comes time for the...

    +1 on all the above. When it comes time for the baffles this thread might help. You might also see a familiar piece of gear!
    ...
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    Ha! I came to the same conclusion about 18...

    Ha! I came to the same conclusion about 18 months ago. Glad to see somebody else validate my thoughts. I don't sleep in a hammock at home; just while camping. The only negative I have found is...
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    That UQP looks real good! I'm thinking you could...

    That UQP looks real good! I'm thinking you could use it as a hammock as we'll!
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    I have a 201-2 (with foot pedal). 1938 vintage. ...

    I have a 201-2 (with foot pedal). 1938 vintage. Great machines.
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    If the heat gets turned up too high I'll gladly...

    If the heat gets turned up too high I'll gladly let you send me one...:lol:
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    That's great news on breathing new life into the...

    That's great news on breathing new life into the injector(s)! Once you start banging out some DIY you'll have one up on 95% of here on the forum--you can fix your injector AND you can make your own...
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    Great job, Russ! Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

    Great job, Russ! Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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    Looks good, Michelle. Unless your friend is...

    Looks good, Michelle. Unless your friend is pushing 400+ lbs, I'm thinking a DL of 1.9 should NOT rip or tear under nornal use:cool:
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    BINGO! Have made quite a few (about $4 to make...

    BINGO! Have made quite a few (about $4 to make vs $35-50 to buy). But have never been very pleased with the way the corners turned out; not as sharp as I would prefer. Gonna have to try the tips...
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    Injecting corner seams

    I've often wondered about this. Ramblinrev, I have attached a depiction of how I interpret your instructions above. Hard to get my head wrapped around how a blunt corner on the wrong side of the...
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    That's almost as sweet of the glass of tea I just...

    That's almost as sweet of the glass of tea I just had! What is the material and final weight?
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    Great post & instructions, hangnyak! As with 95%...

    Great post & instructions, hangnyak! As with 95% of us here our first attempts are where we learn what to do different next time or the "little tips/tricks" such as what Gargoyle suggested that make...
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    +1 to what mgreg, said (with the exception of the...

    +1 to what mgreg, said (with the exception of the first hang)...:D:D
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    Good news is that with the experience the "short...

    Good news is that with the experience the "short material" will work itself out. It is a short learning curve. One thing I've found useful is my drywall square--it is, basically a 4' steel ruler...
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    That's awesome, dave! Reminds me of a box of...

    That's awesome, dave! Reminds me of a box of Skittles. I'm sure they'll enjoy them and you'll be their "favorite uncle"
  28. This make help explain why you should shake your...

    This make help explain why you should shake your quilt versus stirring it...:cool:
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    Brrrrr, brrrrrr, brrrrr, brrrrr! As I understand...

    Brrrrr, brrrrrr, brrrrr, brrrrr! As I understand it, that's Minnesotan for, "Welcome to the forums!
  30. If you ever do anything with just charcoal...

    If you ever do anything with just charcoal briquettes on the bottom and top (no tripod), here's a handy temperature reference chart.
  31. Wow! Lots to consider. I'll throw my .02 cents...

    Wow! Lots to consider. I'll throw my .02 cents your way...

    First, I have zero experience with owf so I am unable to provide any insight there.

    As far as the UQ & TQ measurements are...
  32. Interested in pics of tarp. Any to share?

    Interested in pics of tarp. Any to share?
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    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone!

    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone!
  34. Both look really good. Great job! Hangin...

    Both look really good. Great job!

    Hangin Bear,
    Have you tried yours out yet? Just wondering how it felt? Noticed it was only a touch more than 8 feet long.
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    Great looking TQ's, X! Hope you and Mrs X enjoy...

    Great looking TQ's, X! Hope you and Mrs X enjoy them! Just think how comfy you'll be once you have the UQ's done...as you know it never ends!
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    CS Apex vs Primaloft 1

    Looking for feedback from anyone that has DIY'd a UQ or TQ with CS Apex or Primaloft 1. I am contemplating making a new UQ & TQ and need to decide on the fill. From my research, they appear to be...
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    I'm in. Thanks!

    I'm in. Thanks!
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    Concur that your best course is to call ahead and...

    Concur that your best course is to call ahead and ask. I often hang in the state parks in this area. With the exception of one park about 50 miles from here, I've never had an issue. Also, my son...
  39. If 20* is your goal, my suggestion would be a...

    If 20* is your goal, my suggestion would be a double layer Climashield, period. I have a 3-layer IX and it gets me down to ~45* (and I'm a cold sleeper). My thinking is the Climashield packs down...
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    Well put, Yoda. Although I've only ever ordered...

    Well put, Yoda. Although I've only ever ordered DIY supplies from them, namely, Scott, I have read (and continue to read) all the reviews from those that have purchased hammocks, quilts, tarps,...
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    That's awesome!!!:D:D:D

    That's awesome!!!:D:D:D
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    Check out the Ridge Creek quilt from Arrowhead...

    Check out the Ridge Creek quilt from Arrowhead Equipment. It is specifically designed for the Ridge Runner. There are a few photos and some info about it on the website.
  43. Looks good! Very interesting method on the bug...

    Looks good! Very interesting method on the bug net suspension. Looks like it really increases the roominess.

    One thing did catch my eye though... I noticed the Figure 9 was rated at 50 lbs. but...
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    Welcome to the forum from the NW panhandle of FL

    Welcome to the forum from the NW panhandle of FL
  45. As others have stated, mainly for options to fit...

    As others have stated, mainly for options to fit it on other hammocks or to vent. Also keep in mind that your shock cord may lose some of it's elasticity over time; if it is sewn you wouldn't have...
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    Now that's how to embrace it...:lol:

    Now that's how to embrace it...:lol:
  47. Poll: The "Why"

    Couldn't really tell whether this poll was related to the ridge line or guy lines. I assumed guy lines. I like to use line lock's for the guy lines. Small, quick, easy and they work.
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    If your injector has an overlock stitch setting...

    If your injector has an overlock stitch setting it works pretty well to mitigate fryed edges...
  49. Thread: Ix uq

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    The one I made has a shell on both sides (1.1 RS...

    The one I made has a shell on both sides (1.1 RS nylons ((2nd's)) ). It has taken me comfortably down into the mid-40's. First time I used it, I could easily tell areas that needed adjustment on...
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    Another possibility (if there is one near you) is...

    Another possibility (if there is one near you) is West or Redden Marine type of store.
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