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  1. The last one I built was well built at all the...

    The last one I built was well built at all the "corners" and failed in the middle of a hem.
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    I love it.

    I love it.
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    I've converted a couple of Hennessy hammocks to...

    I've converted a couple of Hennessy hammocks to other suspensions, not that one specifically. But what I have found is that under that covering at the end of the hammock the hammock is already...
  4. I like your thinking. Good luck!

    I like your thinking. Good luck!
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    Sound good man, good luck!

    Sound good man, good luck!
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    I do. I just use the standard straight stitch...

    I do.

    I just use the standard straight stitch and polyester thread

    I do. I run a small bit of polyester ribbon on both sides and sew it with two lines of stitching. It is about 1" past both...
  7. I personally prefer pads and UQ because pads cost...

    I personally prefer pads and UQ because pads cost lest, they offer flexibility, and they weigh less for the same amount of insulation in my experience. The only real advantage I find in underquilts...
  8. Thread: Mule Tape!

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    I get mine from e-bay. But Anti Gravity gear...

    I get mine from e-bay. But Anti Gravity gear sells complete straps.
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    180 lbs here. Slippery sheet bend in Amsteel...

    180 lbs here. Slippery sheet bend in Amsteel wouldn't hold but successful with the siberian bend. You may be successful with the slippery sheet bend but some have noticed slipping with some knots as...
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    Ouch. Talk about suffering for your art.

    Ouch. Talk about suffering for your art.
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    An interesting strategy for sure. I'd like to...

    An interesting strategy for sure. I'd like to try it someday. Thanks for sharing your experiments
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    There is no right way. Just many flavors to...

    There is no right way. Just many flavors to choose from.
  13. I'm impressed. Very nice.

    I'm impressed. Very nice.
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    So far my favorite are just a set of 10' mule...

    So far my favorite are just a set of 10' mule tape straps. I'm always experimenting though.
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    Back home today from a quick hike up in the...

    Back home today from a quick hike up in the Smokys using mt Argon-X90 experimental *** Lander and dynaglide with toggle hitch suspension. I initially set up with one end finishing the hitch with a...
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    I'm on a trail posting by phone so forgive me a...

    I'm on a trail posting by phone so forgive me a few errors please. I have been thinking about this during this last climb. When I posted that yesterday I had ment to say mule tape will hold a...
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    Try a double sheet bend.

    Try a double sheet bend.
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    I've play with doubling the dynaglide line and...

    I've play with doubling the dynaglide line and had a little success with that. I think if the speed hook is retooled so it doesn't put too much stress on lines as Dutch has described then one hook...
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    Amsteel will hold a slippery sheet bend so well I...

    Amsteel will hold a slippery sheet bend so well I doubt that it would be needed. I'd like to see a sped hook that works with Dynaglide.
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    I've been mixing pads and underquilts since 2003....

    I've been mixing pads and underquilts since 2003. My heaviest pad is about 9.something ounces and it's bulk is more of an issue on pack space than any other way. But I'm in the minority that likes a...
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    My sample size was pretty small, I think we are...

    My sample size was pretty small, I think we are generally within about 3.5% for similar materials. When I saw readyme's weights I thought his sounded way off compared to what I have.
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC2c6iijuZg...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC2c6iijuZg
    M1966 jungle hammock

    http://tinypic.com/9zxc8n.jpg

    http://i33.tinypic.com/2lbgyg9.jpg
  23. Nice history, I did a little googling and found...

    Nice history, I did a little googling and found this picture:

    http://hammox.com/Vietnam_Jungle_Hammock.jpg
    which looks about like what I've been shown in the past. I'll keep looking.
    ...
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    My numbers: Dynaglide 1000lb limit 0.733 grams...

    My numbers:

    Dynaglide 1000lb limit 0.733 grams per foot - I'm using a piece that was 6' before adding eyes and weighs 4.4 grams.
    Ultralight Kevlar Tape 1000lb limit 1.941 grams per foot - I'm...
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    Ditto [emoji41]

    Ditto [emoji41]
  26. I've never been attacked by a bear and I've not...

    I've never been attacked by a bear and I've not ever had one in my camp in winter. I think the point is moot.
  27. Well I'm only doing this in winter, so I guess...

    Well I'm only doing this in winter, so I guess maybe the animals are roaming less. But over years of doing this it has never been an issue with anything I don't want to see. In the GSMNP where there...
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    I've used dynaglide as dogbone leaders and with...

    I've used dynaglide as dogbone leaders and with this rig I am using Amsteel as I was hoping a little extra bite from the hammock end of the rig would help, so far it has not and I will probably...
  29. I think sometimes it is less about the weight and...

    I think sometimes it is less about the weight and more about the challenge.
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    I agree. I think if I had a speed hook that...

    I agree. I think if I had a speed hook that weighed about 2 grams and worked every time with dynaglide lines I would go with that. I already put a 1.2 gram grappler in my system which is not needed...
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    Generally accepted? I don't think so. 1" has been...

    Generally accepted? I don't think so. 1" has been the defacto standard for so long here most people think that there is some sort of government standard LOL. LNT says 1", but that is based on info...
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    Yes mule tape is very reliable

    Yes mule tape is very reliable
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    I find that stout and the occasional bourbon does...

    I find that stout and the occasional bourbon does that to me too.

    I like your solution my friend. I would love to have an indoor stand to test with. Maybe if I can talk the wife into it...
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  34. My general non-professional experience would...

    My general non-professional experience would agree with this.
  35. Wouldn't be the first time that has happened

    Wouldn't be the first time that has happened
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    I have not tried trail sticks yet. I would expect...

    I have not tried trail sticks yet. I would expect performance just like you suggested
  37. I can't wait to hear how the .67 hammock goes

    I can't wait to hear how the .67 hammock goes
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    I have throught of that system, I think it...

    I have throught of that system, I think it doesn't change much what I am thinking of other than where I put the toggle. Normally when I hang I only wrap the tree once, but in my back yard I'm...
  39. No disagreement on the modern hammock era. I...

    No disagreement on the modern hammock era. I personally think it started around 1999. I guess that was my original point when I started reminiscing that the "innovations" lists were mostly not...
  40. Not when it is below zero. My house is usually...

    Not when it is below zero. My house is usually about 70F when I go to the bathroom.
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    OK, so a little clarification on my last post and...

    OK, so a little clarification on my last post and hopefully some help from guys like the Phantom Grappler. I saw this post yesterday...
  42. That cold just pee out the side and it freezes...

    That cold just pee out the side and it freezes before it hits the ground.
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    OK as promised I got out there tonight after the...

    OK as promised I got out there tonight after the rain hit but before it got too dark. Here is my current break down:

    Grappler: 1.2 grams
    5' Kevlar Strap: 9.9 grams
    6' Dynaglide line: 5.5 grams...
  44. I'll throw out this one: Hennessy Adventure...

    I'll throw out this one: Hennessy Adventure Racer. I got one in 2002 (but I think he had them since 2001) from Tom and my youngest son still uses it today. It was a complete rig, but we have slightly...
  45. Good point. FWIW since Tom won't post here or...

    Good point.

    FWIW since Tom won't post here or at least not that I know of. What he told me was he had a car wreck and it messed him up to where he had memory issues and problems working things...
  46. If I do, I stick the bottle as far as I can reach...

    If I do, I stick the bottle as far as I can reach out from under my tarp and then pour it out. Then refill.
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    I like a low hang. I don't know how high, maybe...

    I like a low hang. I don't know how high, maybe 6".
  48. In the summer I get up and go pee, in the winter...

    In the summer I get up and go pee, in the winter I have a 20 ounce Gatorade bottle.
  49. I think you may find that asking who thought of...

    I think you may find that asking who thought of some of these ideas first is like asking who invented the wheel. Take for instance running suspension through sewn channels. While we may think someone...
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    The kevlar straps are not any slicker than some I...

    The kevlar straps are not any slicker than some I have used in the past, but they are not a part of the problem for me as I have a 5' length of strap that I sew eyes on both ends. On one end is the...
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