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  1. I suggest just ordering the Clark Tree Straps...

    I suggest just ordering the Clark Tree Straps with your hammock and using them until you get a little experience and have a better idea what you might want to change. Keep it simple starting out.
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    One of the many selling points of the WB...

    One of the many selling points of the WB Ridgerunner is the unprecedented low sides providing better views than most (all?) other camping style hammocks.
  3. Whoopie hooks are another popular method......

    Whoopie hooks are another popular method... http://www.dutchwaregear.com/whoopie-hook.html
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    If you're going to use solder as a wire fid, be...

    If you're going to use solder as a wire fid, be sure to wash your hands well afterward to remove the lead.
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    Fixed it for you. :laugh: The lashing makes it...

    Fixed it for you. :laugh:

    The lashing makes it a turtlelady stand :thumbup1:....the predecessor to the Turtledog stand...and still the way I make them. I never understood why everyone wanted to...
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    Yes. I would get rid of the "Ti pin" and use...

    Yes. I would get rid of the "Ti pin" and use small screws to permanently attach the aluminum tubes to one half of each leg. It would save $$, weight and reduce the number of loose pieces.
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums from a fellow Hoosier.

    Welcome to Hammock Forums from a fellow Hoosier.
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    If you want to duplicate the stitching ENO uses...

    If you want to duplicate the stitching ENO uses for the purpose of commercially producing hammocks, you need to be talking to suppliers of industrial sewing machines and not to retailers of home...
  9. Thread: Hammock Tarp?

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    WTB: The silnylon used for tarps is generally based on...

    The silnylon used for tarps is generally based on 30d fabric. 70d tarps are more likely to be urethane coated, heavier and are lower in cost.

    Also keep in mind that tarps used for hammocking...
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    If you try the above email address and it gets...

    If you try the above email address and it gets kicked back as undeliverable, try kbwaddy@gmail.com
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    Yep, standard procedure to use a slipped half...

    Yep, standard procedure to use a slipped half hitch with rings. Several years ago when I gave them a try, I knowingly ignored using the half hitch as I had never had them slip. One day when I sat...
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    Which cinch buckle or rings are you using?

    Which cinch buckle or rings are you using?
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums.

    Welcome to Hammock Forums.
  14. A single 13-9" finished length strap. 107651

    A single 13-9" finished length strap.

    107651
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    I don't have an ENO and have no idea what they...

    I don't have an ENO and have no idea what they use....BUT....don't over complicate it.

    As stated, the standard straight stitch (lock stitch) produced by all home sewing machines in the range of...
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    Another tip is to Do It Yourself (DIY) instead of...

    Another tip is to Do It Yourself (DIY) instead of Doing Yourself In (DYI). :laugh:
  17. Light weight coated ripstop nylon at ~$18 a meter...

    Light weight coated ripstop nylon at ~$18 a meter plus overseas shipping and not yet available...I'll pass.
  18. Thread: Raccoons....

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    Please...let's bring this back around to on...

    Please...let's bring this back around to on topic...raccoons as they relate to hammocking. Thanks
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    Sticky: Interesting results. Thanks for posting. ...

    Interesting results. Thanks for posting.

    FWIW...1980 lbs is 1.24x of the 1600 lbs avg breaking strength of amsteel blue. An Amsteel Blue CL spliced per Samson's instructions should be able to...
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    Sticky: Technically 50% of the strands are cut when...

    Technically 50% of the strands are cut when making the taper to maximize the ultimate strength of the splice...4 for 7/64" amsteel.

    While many CL's are made the way you show, I prefer to use the...
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    Welcome to hammock Forums. All hammocks and...

    Welcome to hammock Forums.

    All hammocks and gear that I am aware of are made with a standard straight lock stitch which is the normal stitch that virtually all modern sewing machines make (other...
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    In addition to the above, I would suggest smaller...

    In addition to the above, I would suggest smaller trees vs larger more mature trees. 15-30 mph winds can bring down lots of unseen widow makers.
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    With this guy getting on the show, maybe we will...

    With this guy getting on the show, maybe we will see what the top of his head looks like, cause he sure was good at having the camera too close (or the wrong focal length lense).

    Fronkey...I can...
  24. Thread: Raccoons....

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    Yeah...not much value if you can't move them 10+...

    Yeah...not much value if you can't move them 10+ miles away.

    Like Shug, I've never had a problem if I was away from heavily frequented sites.
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    Previous HF...

    Previous HF discussions...https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS573US574&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=site:https:%2F%2Fwww.hammockforums.net%2F+Never+Wet
  26. Thread: Raccoons....

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    SS...use a live trap with a cat food/tuna type...

    SS...use a live trap with a cat food/tuna type can wired inside it so that a raccoon can't just reach in from the side to get the bait and bait it with a spoonful of canned cat food....virtually...
  27. Thread: Sewing amsteel?

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    The McDonald Brummel has the eye loop passed...

    The McDonald Brummel has the eye loop passed through the same location after the first pass-through which removes the twisting of the strands. It is the method of making an eye splice with a standard...
  28. Thread: Sewing amsteel?

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    Got a link? Is it specified for Amsteel?

    Got a link? Is it specified for Amsteel?
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    Not a problem at all. Just trying to pass along...

    Not a problem at all. Just trying to pass along best practices and the reasoning behind them.
  30. Thread: Sewing amsteel?

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    I had not heard of it but google found it.......

    I had not heard of it but google found it.... http://www.sidsrigging.com/articles/stitchless_fingertrap.htm

    Seems pretty obscure and only shows up on a few parachute riggers sites.

    I don't like...
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    Welcome from ~45 miles south. Keep an eye on...

    Welcome from ~45 miles south.

    Keep an eye on this sub-forum for area hangs or post your own up if you want company...https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forumdisplay.php/114-Midwest

    There's a...
  32. It's not an eye splice, it's still a CL and...

    It's not an eye splice, it's still a CL and everyone still uses the same buries.

    If you want to make tiny short CL's (with big lumps), don't splice. Use a double or triple fisherman's bend to join...
  33. CORRECTION: The info for the third photo and...

    CORRECTION:

    The info for the third photo and the third photo are incorrect. To make what some call a locked brummel in a CL, the 'pass throughs' are not the same as in photo one. As has been...
  34. I completely agree with this, although I can't...

    I completely agree with this, although I can't tell from your photo is the fabrics threads have broken or are displaced.

    I would contact UGQ and see if they will retrofit larger reinforcing...
  35. Ummmm....I don't think we said it was wrong, in...

    Ummmm....I don't think we said it was wrong, in fact I stated I make them the same way. All we are saying is that there is not a true "lock" (as with a locked brummel) that aids in the buries not...
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    Large cones are generally meant to have the...

    Large cones are generally meant to have the thread pulled off the end rather than pulling off the side and spinning. A cone thread stand is a better choice and as Bubba suggested, will provide more...
  37. In this case the "lock" is doing nothing other...

    In this case the "lock" is doing nothing other than acting as a stop while you are making the CL. You can't "pull it apart" after burying the ends because the buries are doing their job, not because...
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    We call them 'utility constrictor ropes'...UCR....

    We call them 'utility constrictor ropes'...UCR. The downside is the constrictor is only fully tensioned from one end so the adjustable bury needs to be longer.
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  39. One thing I am confident in stating is that any...

    One thing I am confident in stating is that any change made to reduce work for mods will invariably increase it in some unforeseen way.:scared:
  40. Once again Gresh, what you want to pick at and...

    Once again Gresh, what you want to pick at and call a cover charge is a voluntary decision to help with the cost of all of HF for the benefit of all. While you would like to use the DM sub-forums as...
  41. The Donating Member's Off Topic forums index of...

    The Donating Member's Off Topic forums index of sub-forums was recently made viewable to all registered members of HF for the express purpose of letting them have a feel for what is there and to be...
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    I was thinking of tying the amsteel to the...

    I was thinking of tying the amsteel to the webbing or a fixed loop in the webbing instead of tying the webbing to a fixed loop in the amsteel. I can see your way working.
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    I would have thought amsteel would be too...

    I would have thought amsteel would be too slippery for a sheet bend.
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    Are you hanging your hammock tight and stretched...

    Are you hanging your hammock tight and stretched out and laying in-line with it?

    The proper way to use a hammock is to have enough sag (~30) and to lay diagonally to the hammock. This provides a...
  45. Hot tent info may or may not have some tidbits...

    Hot tent info may or may not have some tidbits for you.
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/66053-Question-about-Ridgerunner-Hiking-pole-spreader-bar
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  47. 8-10 in thin ripstops, 6-8 in webbing. In my...

    8-10 in thin ripstops, 6-8 in webbing. In my opinion 15 is too high.

    I take the "perforation/tear on the dotted line" argument with a grain of salt. Using a new and correct needle for the...
  48. Thread: Sewing amsteel?

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    Proper lock stitching of a splice is done like...

    Proper lock stitching of a splice is done like this... http://www.samsonrope.com/Documents/Splice%20Instructions/Lock%20Stitching%20Whipping%20Seizing%20Procedures_SEPT2012_WEB.pdf .

    It is minimal...
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    It is a Singer 15-90 which are very good straight...

    It is a Singer 15-90 which are very good straight stitch with reverse machines. Depending on the local market, condition, etc, $25-$125 and sometimes more to impatient ebay buyers.

    The year can be...
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    About the only thing's that is "gospel" is HYOH...

    About the only thing's that is "gospel" is HYOH (hang your own hang) and please do it from at least 1" wide tree straps if you are on public land.

    Welcome back! :thumbup1:
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