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    Here's another video explaining the complete snap...

    Here's another video explaining the complete snap set:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM4XoWe7Isc&feature=player_profilepage

    And a tutorial of how to install them:...
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    Here's an (old, old) thread I found a while ago...

    Here's an (old, old) thread I found a while ago from someone named Bill Fornshell, who was successful at using a silk hammock long-term, using 8 mm (momme) (very thin) habotai silk

    "Why silk for a...
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    Try pushing the shepherd hooks more deeply into...

    Try pushing the shepherd hooks more deeply into the ground, as far as they can go - bang them with a stick or rock when they are almost all the way in. Be careful that you don't bang on the tie-outs,...
  4. Thread: zpacks??

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    Here's a great review by an AT thru-hiker: ...

    Here's a great review by an AT thru-hiker:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/106952-Appalachian-Trail-Post-Thru-Hike-Gear-and-Hammocking-Breakdown
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    SOLD: Sold, payment received, thread can be closed....

    Sold, payment received, thread can be closed. Thanks!
  6. I have owned two CF tarps, one HG with doors, and...

    I have owned two CF tarps, one HG with doors, and one Zpacks standard. I still have one of them and yet can mention a few characteristics that some people may consider disadvantages:

    1....
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    SOLD: Tadpole Tarp (Like New)

    Wilderness Logics Tadpole tarp in like-new condition. No tears, rips, stains, etc. Forest green color, with side panel pulls, seam-sealed. Stuff sack included, no tie-outs. The tadpole is a great...
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    Here's another thread regarding making an UQ with...

    Here's another thread regarding making an UQ with Climashield. It seems that making side channels is not that important, and just hanging the UQ from the four corners might work OK. This would save...
  9. The diagonal is very important. It's purpose it...

    The diagonal is very important. It's purpose it to make the hammock fabric as flat as possible under you. If you lie in a straight line, following the default shape of the hammock (aka banana...
  10. Hiking/camping hammocks are generally made from...

    Hiking/camping hammocks are generally made from light-weight synthetic fabrics such as nylon or polyester. For bed-replacement, you'll probably be better off with a hammock made of a natural material...
  11. Thread: Tadpole

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    A while ago I collected a few comments from...

    A while ago I collected a few comments from Tadpole owners:

    I have had mine for almost a year now and took it out of the stuff sack and hung it in Maine for 2 1/2 months last summer. The first...
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    UQ for Indoor Hang Even when indoors, you may...

    UQ for Indoor Hang

    Even when indoors, you may still need an UQ for comfort and convenience. Here are a couple of ways to do it:

    Non-DIY option: 1-Season Jarbidge...
  13. Here's what I use indoors. Beautiful and so...

    Here's what I use indoors. Beautiful and so comfortable! it's long so make sure you've enough space to hang it:

    http://www.hayneedle.com/product/xlbrazilianfabrichammock.cfm

    Edit: Had a...
  14. On the head side, your suspension seems to be at...

    On the head side, your suspension seems to be at a 60 angle. This would make the distance between the hammock ridgeline and the bottom of the hammock wider than normal. For an analogy, you're trying...
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    FS: I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    Welcome! The Yellow River Forest seems like a...

    Welcome! The Yellow River Forest seems like a good place for hammocks. See more info here:
    ...
  17. FS/FT: I'll take the Phoenix UQ. Payment sent.

    I'll take the Phoenix UQ.
    Payment sent.
  18. Solved: Keep the fabric under tension

    After some trial and error I finally found the issue, and was able to complete the main body of the UQ.

    I made three adjustments: longer stitch length, greater thread tension, and making sure to...
  19. Thanks for the needle advice Bubba... found an...

    Thanks for the needle advice Bubba... found an old (2010) thread that covers the exact problem I'm having... and a helpful newer thread with some construction suggestions... below:
    ...
  20. I can do zigzag patterns... does that answer the...

    I can do zigzag patterns... does that answer the question?
  21. Thanks for the suggestion. I have a cheap...

    Thanks for the suggestion.



    I have a cheap Brother... I have sewn straps with it... never had issues until the CS.
  22. Schmetz Universal 130/705 H 80/12.

    Schmetz Universal 130/705 H 80/12.
  23. Yes, that's how I am doing it too. Thanks for the...

    Yes, that's how I am doing it too. Thanks for the suggestion.
  24. Need help with thread injector and climashield

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    Requesting help from experienced hands at Climashield:
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    My UQ project has come to a screeching halt because my thread...
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    This thru-hiker describes his hammock setup:...

    This thru-hiker describes his hammock setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sTft2mLI0k
  26. Thread: UQP as UQ

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    You could adjust the UQP so that it is tight...

    You could adjust the UQP so that it is tight against the hammock, and place a piece of Climashield in between. At 60 degrees, you could probably get away with a piece that only protects your torso,...
  27. The Complete Story: Down vs Synthetics vs Hydrophobic Down

    The original article with a couple of nice images can be seen at:
    http://www.campsaver.com/fieldnotes/what-you-need-to-know-about-down-and-synthetic-insulation/

    DOWN

    Down insulation is...
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    FS: Payment received, thread can be closed, thanks.

    Payment received, thread can be closed, thanks.
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    FS: Simply Light Designs Trail Lair

    Great hammock with integrated bugnet, never slept-on, like-new condition. 11 feet long and 62 inches wide, weights 22 oz. 1.1 double layer with opening for pad, rated at 250 pounds. Green color....
  30. OK, now it is clear, thanks!

    OK, now it is clear, thanks!
  31. Thanks for sharing, great diagram... Could...

    Thanks for sharing, great diagram...

    Could you give more details about how to sew the strips that will eventually form the side and top channels?

    Is the turning inside out trick to hide the...
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    FS: Sold, payment received, thread can be closed,...

    Sold, payment received, thread can be closed, thanks!
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    FS: 38"... added size in opening post, thanks.

    38"... added size in opening post, thanks.
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    FS: Zpacks Rain Kilt

    Like-new cuben fiber rain kilt. Size 38", weights 1.9 oz. Sells for $59 plus $4 shipping at Zpacks. Yours for $56 shipped CONUS.

    See it at: http://zpacks.com/accessories/cloudkilt.shtml
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    SOLD: Sold, thread can be closed.

    Sold, thread can be closed.
  36. Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    The hammock is just one of the shelter elements...

    The hammock is just one of the shelter elements needed for hammock camping. If you're planning anything longer than a day hike you will need:

    1. A hammock and the suspension to hang it.
    2. A tarp...
  38. How much CS would I need to make a 60x44" summer...

    How much CS would I need to make a 60x44" summer weight underquilt? And how much fabric (argon)?
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    See this thread, and on post 36 you'll find info...

    See this thread, and on post 36 you'll find info on the best hammock I have found for indoor use.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/98297-Hammock-102-How-to-achieve-hammock-nirvana
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    FS: One dollar bump... $32 shipped conus... last try,...

    One dollar bump... $32 shipped conus... last try, will withdraw soon... would also trade for a medium size.

    From a review at GG:

    I was a hardcore skeptic. Thought this looked like a cool...
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    SOLD: Sold to (awesome) chawk, payment received, thread...

    Sold to (awesome) chawk, payment received, thread can be closed, thanks!
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    SOLD: OK, a dollar for a bump. $14 shipped conus. Last...

    OK, a dollar for a bump. $14 shipped conus. Last chance, will withdraw soon.
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    Does the permethrin degrade the fabric?

    Does the permethrin degrade the fabric?
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    SOLD: I appreciate the offer, but I'm in deeply in...

    I appreciate the offer, but I'm in deeply in "get-rid-of-stuff" mode.
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    SOLD: Sold to g2, payment received. Thread can be...

    Sold to g2, payment received. Thread can be closed, thanks. Sad to see this one go... so light... packs tiny.
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    SOLD: BIAS Weight Weenie

    Used for two weeks during a trip to Mexico. Sold it to a forum member who had concerns about the stitching in one of the ends, and returned it. I wrote Shane at BIAS, and showed him some photos of...
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    SOLD: Antigravity Pouch Cozy and Primer Pan

    Alcohol stove primer pan: Heats up the alcohol stove from the outside to speed up bloom in pressurized stoves. Works really well but I no longer use pressurized stoves. Weighs 0.2 oz.

    See at:...
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    Recently switched my indoor hammock to a...

    Recently switched my indoor hammock to a brazilian hammock, and have never been more comfortable. Now I really look forward to sleeping at night. Highly recommended! Just be careful that it will fit...
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    SOLD: Sold to donig, payment received, thread can be...

    Sold to donig, payment received, thread can be closed... thanks.
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    SOLD: Brunton Nomad G3-Pro

    Bought this as a low-price alternative to the Suunto Core, and because I don't like to wear watches on my wrist, especially large ones like the Core. The Nomad can be used with a small carbine and...
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