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    I'd like to add my name as well, thanks!

    I'd like to add my name as well, thanks!
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    I'll toss my name in as well. In case you're...

    I'll toss my name in as well. In case you're looking for verbatim responses.. "I'm in" :D
  3. So I've had second thoughts :) I'm gonna keep...

    So I've had second thoughts :) I'm gonna keep everything and hope that in the future I'll get a chance to use it all.

    I had one offer on the bug net from halfastronomical; I'm carrying on a...
  4. I typically fold and roll it loosely; I can get...

    I typically fold and roll it loosely; I can get it to a bundle about 16" long and 6" in diameter. if I were to put it in a compression sack I'd guess I could get it to a little larger than a Nalgene...
  5. Sgt. Rock came up with the name -- the...

    Sgt. Rock came up with the name -- the "Ultralight Ghost Hammock". I'm blatantly borrowing the name (and the design).

    PS - 67 now :)
  6. SOLD: DIY ultralight ghost hammock system

    So, in preparation for a backpacking trip up into the Sierras this summer, I decided to try my hand at making an ultralight gathered-end hammock. I used Sgt. Rock's ghost hammock plans (available...
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    On my DIY winter tarp, I only seam-sealed the...

    On my DIY winter tarp, I only seam-sealed the seam along the ridgeline. My thought was that I don't really care if the edge of the tarp gets wet; that's not the part that's keeping me dry :)
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    Ha, beat me to it.

    Ha, beat me to it.
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    For reference: 1.9 oz is how much one square...

    For reference: 1.9 oz is how much one square yard weighs. So, if you have 4 yards long and 60" wide, you have 4 * (60"/(36"/yard)) = 6.66 square yards.

    The weight is 0.8 lbs * 16oz/pound =...
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    I'm in too!

    I'm in too!
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    Good idea - simplifies setup, less hardware.. ...

    Good idea - simplifies setup, less hardware.. Only thing I'd be worried about is that if you tie your marlinspike farther from the tree you might run into issues with the webbing slipping down the...
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    I have one, I've never managed to make it work...

    I have one, I've never managed to make it work with 1.1 or 1.9 ripstop (or silnylon, for that matter).

    I find that I get much better results doing rolled hems by hand. Here's how I do it:
    First,...
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    I think my wife and I will try to make it, too! ...

    I think my wife and I will try to make it, too! We're in the area, and we've been looking for chances to test out our gear :)

    I'm still working on selling her on it, though the pictures from last...
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    I guess I'm confused here. I was planning to...

    I guess I'm confused here. I was planning to make a shortish hammock (8' long; my wife and I are both below 5'6). When I tested out my tablecloth hammock that I cut to size (which btw was super...
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    Top Cover?

    Ok, I've got the hammock body figured out now. Material's purchased and just waiting for me to have the time to cut & sew :) Going with a double body bottom with zippers along the edges (like the...
  16. Revolutionary new thread for sewing tarps!!

    Just came across this revolutionary new thread for use in sewing tarps and other water-resistant gear..

    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/washawaythread.htm

    Thinking of trying to make a tarp...
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    Was that a BEAR in the last clip?!?!?!?!

    Was that a BEAR in the last clip?!?!?!?!
  18. Thread: Rip stop

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    You might be better off buying a waterproof...

    You might be better off buying a waterproof fabric from the get-go; you can get silnylon (which is essentially ripstop nylon impregnated with silicone; completely waterproof) for about the same price...
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    As long as the marlinspike's under tension I...

    As long as the marlinspike's under tension I imagine it would probably hold? What I'd be worried about is when you set up your suspension with a marlinspike hitch, the whoopie is resting on the knot...
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    Another fast-to-tie method is the one I use... I...

    Another fast-to-tie method is the one I use... I just tie a clove hitch with the two-loop method and stick my stake through the loops. I use Ti nail stakes, so when I'm done I just pull up the...
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    Interesting idea.. I've been thinking about doing...

    Interesting idea.. I've been thinking about doing something similar with sil -- I recall Ray Garlington doing something similar with his "Bag o'Feathers" that he made, he just put in a window of...
  22. Thread: Tarp design

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    I just finished making the Winter tarp from...

    I just finished making the Winter tarp from Scott's directions. Turned out pretty good (and a lot easier than I was expecting!)
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    We need to hire someone who knows the topology of...

    We need to hire someone who knows the topology of knots.. I imagine it's theoretically possible, but only if you have one those fancy materials that can go through itself (like a Klein bottle) :lol:
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    I'll take it!

    I'll take it!
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    I tried it tonight; the temporary method didn't...

    I tried it tonight; the temporary method didn't work nearly as well as I hoped for a full size hammock. A whipping like Brute shows above is what I ended up using.. it's still easier to untie and...
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    Can't wait to see what you come up with :) ...

    Can't wait to see what you come up with :) Following this thread with interest.
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    I should clarify -- I haven't actually done this...

    I should clarify -- I haven't actually done this yet with my hammocks; just found the youtube video. I don't plan for this to be the final method, either -- I was only going to use this for figuring...
  28. Kite builder end caps for Bridge Hammock?

    So, I was on the Kitebuilder.com site and I found these end caps:

    http://www.kitebuilder.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/939

    What do you think about their use as end caps for spreader...
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    I'm planning to whip mine up using this method...

    I'm planning to whip mine up using this method (granted, not technically whipping) -- basically you tie a sheet bend around the hammock with your suspension; think fixed eye on a whoopie or UCR:
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    Hmm.. So after you put everything together, you...

    Hmm.. So after you put everything together, you have something that looks like this, yes?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/1/5/6/8/vertclone2_thumb.jpg

    The interior shelf part is...
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    Whoops, just noticed that the little bit at the...

    Whoops, just noticed that the little bit at the end is supposed to get sewn into the channeling down there. That simplifies things a bit (one less bit of sewing :)).

    So, on my diagram distance F...
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    Tentative plans - first pass

    So I thought about it, and here's what I've come up with. I scaled the middle piece so that it should fit the entire way along the side and leave a quarter inch at top and bottom for the cord...
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    Cool, thanks for taking the time to explain it :)...

    Cool, thanks for taking the time to explain it :) I think the body pretty much makes sense.. I'm probably going to get started on a "tribute" version fairly soon. The top cover, on the other...
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    Yeah, that sounds like an interesting idea -- I'm...

    Yeah, that sounds like an interesting idea -- I'm envisioning a "hidden" dowel inside my hiking pole where I'd just take the top section off and stick it in. Usually when I envision things I'm way...
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    You might be interested in this thread:...

    You might be interested in this thread: Adjustable Bamboo Hiking Poles/ Spreader Bars for Bridge Hammock

    SoCal Mike did something very similar; made double duty bamboo hiking poles/spreaders. ...
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    Looks pretty good! I've never seen a Clark in...

    Looks pretty good! I've never seen a Clark in person -- it looks like they have you laying pretty much straight along the line of the hammock (as opposed to on the diagonal like many gathered end...
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    How long is your three-piece pole? I've never...

    How long is your three-piece pole? I've never dared try one; I have always feared that 2 connections would be even more prone to failure than one connection (granted, I've never had one of the Quest...
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    I use the ones from Quest Outfitters -- the...

    I use the ones from Quest Outfitters -- the 0.625" diameter 18" long bars make 36" pretty conveniently. I've broken a hiking pole before; I don't mind carrying the extra weight.
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    I was too -- I figured out how to get past it,...

    I was too -- I figured out how to get past it, though. The link at the top now starts with https:// -- replace it with plain http:// and it'll work just fine.
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    Tested the pad out last night, along with a new...

    Tested the pad out last night, along with a new down quilt I made myself. Lows were only ~45, but I was so warm I was sweating -- first time hammocking that I've had no evidence of CBS.

    Fog...
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    When I splice mason line, I use a splicing tool...

    When I splice mason line, I use a splicing tool that I made for myself out of an E string. I took about 24" of it, along with a 1/2" dowel section about 4" long. Fold the wire in half (and try to...
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    I was gonna use "pirogue" - a kind of canoe used...

    I was gonna use "pirogue" - a kind of canoe used down in Louisiana (where I'm from). Tested the hammock out last night - apparently the material I used as the main body is a pretty effective vapor...
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    Poll: If that weren't my wedding anniversary weekend,...

    If that weren't my wedding anniversary weekend, I'd be down for any of them. I'll be watching for more NorCal hangs; just moved up to the Bay area.
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    Just an update on my version -- sewing through...

    Just an update on my version -- sewing through the cord at the tips of the suspension triangles was enough to lock the hammock in place on the cords / keep it from shifting around. Threw a ridgeline...
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    Wow, that looks like a really nice job. I'm...

    Wow, that looks like a really nice job. I'm looking forward to getting mine adjusted and trying it out.

    I also have a 3-layer IX underquilt; I must've miscut it or something because it's never...
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    I'd be interested to see what you've done as...

    I'd be interested to see what you've done as well, if you have time to dig up the pictures. I made a try at a double bridge hammock that sort of worked (until the fabric gave out); the Vertex always...
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    I have six separate amsteel dogbones that are...

    I have six separate amsteel dogbones that are interlocked along the sides to form two long chains. The spreader bars fit into the two interlocking fixed eyes where the dogbones meet up. At the tips...
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    Update on the fireproof bridge

    Hey all,

    So I finished putting my version together. Not sure how well it turned out; take a look and see what you think.
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    Not an expert here, so feel free to ignore me. ...

    Not an expert here, so feel free to ignore me. I'd think of 3 things to consider. First, how tightly are you staking down your tarp? Secondly, are you using tensioners on the lines, or just...
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    Not to brag, but..

    ..so this weekend my wife told me we should go to REI "just to browse around". We've been working pretty hard lately on remodeling our house, and I thought it'd be nice to get a morning off, so.....
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