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    Nice post, XXL_Hanger!

    Nice post, XXL_Hanger!
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    Maybe he watched the Hennessey setup video where...

    Maybe he watched the Hennessey setup video where Tom pulls his suspension tight. (2:20)

    https://youtu.be/cfNIr4kvRO0
  3. Underquilt for both gathered-end and bridge-style

    I'm looking to purchase my first underquilt. I have both a WBBB XLC and Ridgerunner and enjoy using both, with a slight preference for the Ridgerunner. I really don't want to buy a separate...
  4. Is that Dutch's new titanium Dragonfly belt...

    Is that Dutch's new titanium Dragonfly belt buckle?
  5. Good to know. I haven't gotten that far yet but...

    Good to know. I haven't gotten that far yet but will let you know if I find something that sticks yet is easily removable.
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    I had to include a few honorable mentions. ...

    I had to include a few honorable mentions. Hopefully the judge will let it slide.

    Bands
    1. Led Zeppelin
    2. The Who
    3. AC/DC
    honorable mention to Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Rush

    Albums
    1....
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    I'm also in the process of making a DIY tarp and...

    I'm also in the process of making a DIY tarp and will not be sealing the perimeter rolled hem. I haven't decided how I am handling the ridgeline. I'll either cap it with grosgrain and skip the seam...
  8. Might even be a wash if you factor in the weight...

    Might even be a wash if you factor in the weight savings of not having to seam seal. Not really sure how much that would weigh. I initially ruled out using grosgrain simply because I thought it...
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    "Daddy, what are all those things hanging in the...

    "Daddy, what are all those things hanging in the trees?"

    "That Son, is a caboodle of hammocks."

    This would allow your hammock to be part of your "kit" as well as your "caboodle". :)
  10. Just to clarify, the simple seam before grosgrain...

    Just to clarify, the simple seam before grosgrain would just be placing both halves of the fabric together and running a single stitch 1/4" from the ridgeline edge? No folding or 2nd stitch involved...
  11. Yeah, I saw the card template too. I was...

    Yeah, I saw the card template too. I was thinking of running masking/painters tape down the entire length of the ridgeline and pulling it off immediately after applying the sealant. Not sure if it...
  12. Tarp ridge lines -preferred types and seam sealing

    1. What is your preferred seam style for a tarp ridge line? I'm considering either a flat-felled or flat-felled/french hybrid. I don't know enough about how the grosgrain-reinforced ridgelines work...
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    It doesn't come up on the Costco website and I'm...

    It doesn't come up on the Costco website and I'm not sure they ship internationally anyway. You could check with the manufacturer (contact info in 3rd photo above).
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    My Costco finally got these in stock. I picked...

    My Costco finally got these in stock. I picked up 4 (2 gray, 1 brown and 1 blue). They also had some in plum but I didn't see any black. For those asking for pictures:

    -$19.99
    -700 fill down...
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    Cat cuts needed on RBTR Silpoly 2nd Gen?

    I'm making a tarp using Ripstop By The Roll's Winter Tarp Kit. I ordered it with their 1.1oz. Silpoly 2nd Gen fabric. Has anyone made a tarp with this fabric, and if so, would you recommend...
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    I don't know how, but according to the parents,...

    I don't know how, but according to the parents, these girls walked away with only scratches and bruises. Here's proof that the suspension may not be the weakest link in your setup....
  17. Thread: Thunderbird

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    I think this post was probably intended for the...

    I think this post was probably intended for the Dream Hammock thread rather than the DD thread. Assuming that's the case and we are talking about the Dream Hammock Thunderbird, the over cover does...
  18. Thanks for the great tip, Phalse. I've used your...

    Thanks for the great tip, Phalse. I've used your Google search method several times now with great success.
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    Thanks, WV. I remember seeing that cork plug but...

    Thanks, WV. I remember seeing that cork plug but couldn't remember which video or the brand of pole. I was hoping there would be something similar on the Komperdell cork handles, but from what I...
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    I know poles, in general, have worked well for...

    I know poles, in general, have worked well for spreader bars. I was wondering if these specific poles would be good candidates, particularly whether the handle configuration was easy to modify.

    ...
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    Trekking Pole as spreader bar

    I wasn't quite sure where to put this question, so I'll frame it as a DIY spreader bar question.

    I'm looking to purchase my first set of trekking poles and I'd like to be able to use them for...
  22. While these will work for most folks, I'm...

    While these will work for most folks, I'm guessing Shug might have a problem with them since they are only rated to -320 degrees. ;)

    I love the weight savings (1/2 of regular straps if my math is...
  23. I don't believe the .66oz Membrane10 is coated,...

    I don't believe the .66oz Membrane10 is coated, so you would want the Sil version of Membrane for a tarp. It is slightly heavier at .9oz. DaddyDaddy has a thread going with a video showing off his...
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    Warbonnet and Jacks R Better both make...

    Warbonnet and Jacks R Better both make bridge-style hammocks (those with spreader bars) using ripstop nylon similar to your Eno. If you are feeling adventurous, you could even make your own. Lots...
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    A few of these...

    A few of these under your top quilt wouldn't hurt.
  26. Yes. Being the lazy person I am, I've been known...

    Yes. Being the lazy person I am, I've been known to keep the selvage edge and just roll it up in the hem. No cutting of the sides, just the ends. YMMV.
  27. Thanks, WV. I found BER's threads the other day...

    Thanks, WV. I found BER's threads the other day for the Cloud and Cirrus(?). I'll have to go back and give them another read. I only quickly scanned them when I realized the pictures were missing....
  28. At 5'-11", you are probably fine either way. I'm...

    At 5'-11", you are probably fine either way. I'm 6'-5" and went with 11' before hemming/whipping. It still feels a little short to me so I think I'm going to add some length to my next one so I...
  29. Preferred approach for double layer bridge?

    For those who have made double layer bridges, how did you handle the 2nd layer? For the Rhino Bridge, Grizz took a piece of fabric twice the length of the hammock and folded it in half to create the...
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    1/2" webbing for bridge hammocks

    I'm getting ready to try my first DIY bridge and have been researching sources for the 1/2" polyester webbing commonly used along the sides. Is there a minimum breaking strength I need to look for? ...
  31. Nice job. It's fun, isn't it? What tool(s) did...

    Nice job. It's fun, isn't it? What tool(s) did you end up using? I love my Dritz loop turner.
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    Thanks for helping out. We appreciate it.

    Thanks for helping out. We appreciate it.
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    I don't feel so bad now. I thought it might be...

    I don't feel so bad now. I thought it might be operator error or something with my machine. It certainly wasn't the result I was expecting so it was a little frustrating trying to troubleshoot it. ...
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    Nice job! What material did you use for the...

    Nice job! What material did you use for the bishop bag? Doesn't look like nylon, but maybe it's just the lighting.
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    Bingo! Nice and straight on 5 layers of 1.9. ...

    Bingo! Nice and straight on 5 layers of 1.9. Thanks.

    Since Mara 70 seems to be a popular choice for all-purpose hammock work, I'm assuming there is nothing wrong with the stitch, besides the...
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    I typically don't pull the fabric at all. I let...

    I typically don't pull the fabric at all. I let the feed dogs do the work and just keep a slight tension on the fabric feeding into the needle to keep things straight. I've even tested it without...
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    Stitching doesn't look quite right

    Can someone tell me if the stitching in these photos looks correct? I was expecting all of the stitches to form in a straight line, but if you look closely, the bottom of each stitch is slightly...
  38. DIY Cyber Monday Savings (Amsteel & Lash-It)

    If you're looking for a decent amount of Amsteel and/or Lash-It, Go2Marine has $20 off and free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Use coupon code "cybersavings". Even before the $20 savings,...
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    No exciting purchases like topquilts or...

    No exciting purchases like topquilts or underquilts, but I did make quite a few DIY-related purchases this morning. Dutch will be sending me some 1.4 PolyD, some Argon 1.6 and a boat load of cinch...
  40. I think I understand the concept, but I can't...

    I think I understand the concept, but I can't quite follow the details. Is there a video floating around of the process you describe here?
  41. I know the guideline for a fixed structural...

    I know the guideline for a fixed structural ridgeline is 83% of the total hammock length. The hammock started at 11' long, but after hemming and rolling the end channels, my finished length is...
  42. Looks like I'm going to miss yet another TX get...

    Looks like I'm going to miss yet another TX get together since I won't have an underquilt until Santa comes. This one would have been great for me since the LSHT is pretty close to home (at least...
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    That makes sense. So I'd actually benefit from a...

    That makes sense. So I'd actually benefit from a 3rd wrap to get what is shown in your 1st pic.

    Is the 2nd pic for a bridge hammock setup?
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    Cinch buckle to continuous loop

    I'm messing around with replacement suspensions today and was wondering if there was a best practice for attaching a cinch buckle to a continuous loop. My thought was to run the loop through the...
  45. Yeah, their ripstop prices weren't the best but...

    Yeah, their ripstop prices weren't the best but some of the other stuff was interesting. I just get excited finding more stuff for DIY projects. I did look into Magna Fabrics a while back and like...
  46. How was your experience with The Rain Shed, Inc.?

    I came across The Rain Shed for the first time today and was surprised to see how much stuff they carry. I'm assuming some of you have ordered fabric and other stuff from them in the past and wanted...
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    Works for me. Just knocked out 2 loops. The...

    Works for me. Just knocked out 2 loops. The first one I did by just tucking in the tails without a locked brummel (I guess i's still a brummel, just not locked?). At first, I couldn't even tell...
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    So is 6" the Samson recommendation? I guess that...

    So is 6" the Samson recommendation? I guess that was my question. I wasn't sure which of their splicing pdfs applied to the continuous loop so I wasn't able to confirm this. Since 1 fid for 7/64"...
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    Bury length on continuous loops

    After watching a few continuous loop videos, I'm a little confused on the proper way to determine the bury length. Is the Class II End-for end splice the correct set of instructions to follow to...
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    Sticky: According to this thread...

    According to this thread, there won't be much of a weight savings. What you gain is ease of setup and less bulk.
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