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  1. A serged rolled hem from a serger is much...

    A serged rolled hem from a serger is much different from a normal rolled hem. It "curls" the fabric over inside the overlocked seam. Generally speaking this is a decorative effect.

    Part of the...
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    If your top quilt keeps migrating down off your...

    If your top quilt keeps migrating down off your body, i'm guessing you're pushing it off you while you sleep?

    Try adding a channel along the top (neck portion) with shock cord you can cinch up,...
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    If you're going to buy material to make straps,...

    If you're going to buy material to make straps, why buy something that's not ideal? Stretching will change the way your hammock lays, potentially impacting it's comfort.

    Plus that's really...
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    Definitely shop around. most of your stuff is...

    Definitely shop around. most of your stuff is "main steam, commercially available". Generally speaking this gear is NOT what the community recommends, as it's either made by people who don't...
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    What thread and needle are you using? Using too...

    What thread and needle are you using? Using too thick of a thread with too thin of a needle can cause similar problems.

    Be very careful adjusting bobbin tension. It's very finicky. Most tension...
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    The 3.5' dimensions would become 4', unless you...

    The 3.5' dimensions would become 4', unless you want to change the shape of the side triangles. Basically you're just centering the triangles on the edge.
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    Not at all. What made you think it was necessary...

    Not at all. What made you think it was necessary to begin with?

    Other similar features are walking feet machines, or needle feed machines (these are mostly industrial machines). You can also get a...
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    Yes it is, but only so far as it is shaped to try...

    Yes it is, but only so far as it is shaped to try to improve fit on your left shoulder. It is specifically designed to e used with the standard WBBB, which come's in a head-left lay. Head right lay...
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    Your center of mass is going to gravitate towards...

    Your center of mass is going to gravitate towards the low point of the hammock. Hung symmetrically this is the center of the hammock body.

    Because center of mass is NOT at the middle of our...
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    Hey man, So something I've been encountering...

    Hey man,

    So something I've been encountering lately with my set up, is it's difficult to vent the 0*F top quilt and be comfortable in the borderline region between the two setups - where I'm hot...
  11. Could they have? Sure. But they're under no...

    Could they have? Sure.

    But they're under no obligation to, and more than likely didn't even think of it. Just because you had this idea doesn't mean they did. And it certainly doesn't mean they...
  12. Thread: Wet straps

    by Boston
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    Take the straps off the cinch buckles and store...

    Take the straps off the cinch buckles and store them separately. It really doesnt take that long to set the straps in the buckles. It even mans you can set the suspension before you need to break out...
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    For a strap suspension 12' minimum is usually...

    For a strap suspension 12' minimum is usually recommended.

    for Whoopies/etc 6-7ft. is pretty typical.


    Remember, Circumference of a tree is pi*diameter (3.14*d) - which can be roughly...
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    It's really up to you. You can get by with...

    It's really up to you. You can get by with minimal coverage in all sorts of weather, but at the end of the day, it sucks being super confined to a small space when the weather is poor, and windy...
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    Any quilt is going to be the same for pretty much...

    Any quilt is going to be the same for pretty much any hammock. There really is no "this quilt is better for this particular hammock", unless your talking Hennessy bottom entry, or Bridge.

    As far...
  16. So I sketched up a scale comparison to a couple...

    So I sketched up a scale comparison to a couple "standard" hex tarps (WB Edge and Mamajamba), along with price so people can see the comparison for themselves.

    Ultimately the design of this tarp...
  17. Safety pin wont work. I've busted them using a...

    Safety pin wont work. I've busted them using a ucr as a ridgeline (lower stress than suspension). Make the tail long enough to tie a prussik.
  18. Thread: Top and bottom

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    http://undergroundquilts.com/ 5%

    http://undergroundquilts.com/ 5%
  19. Minimum hang distance on a UCR will be longer...

    Minimum hang distance on a UCR will be longer than a whoopie, if that's a concern for you.
  20. 25ft webbing plus cinch buckles - $13 from dutch....

    25ft webbing plus cinch buckles - $13 from dutch. Cut the straps to length (12.5 ft each), sew or tie loops in one end. One of the cheapest, easiest suspensions to use. you can add hook or carabiner...
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    It doesn't get a lot of press any more, but you...

    It doesn't get a lot of press any more, but you might consider the Molly Mac Gear Baby Orca if you're ok with 3/4 quilts (which I guess you are since you're considering the Jarbridge).
    ...
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    Most seasoned hanger probably DON'T bring a...

    Most seasoned hanger probably DON'T bring a backup. I don't. This is more a newbie fear, IMO.

    I've never had a failure, and could improvise with other materials I normally bring for other purposes...
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    The only 8 strand line I know of in that size is...

    The only 8 strand line I know of in that size is 7/64 Amsteel.

    1/8 Amsteel is 12 strand.

    NER HTS-78, HTS-90, and Endura 12 are 12 strand.

    FSE Robline Ocean 3000 is 12 strand.


    I'd assign...
  24. The distance between trees is too close together,...

    The distance between trees is too close together, and/or the angle of your suspension is too high, inducing more sag than the ridge line was designed for.

    Try adjusting your hang.
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    PU4000 is Polyurethane coated on one side....

    PU4000 is Polyurethane coated on one side. Silicone based sealers will not work on that side of the material.

    Seam grip, or some other PU based sealer is the correct stuff to use.
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    Seal the ridgeline, and the panel pull out's...

    Seal the ridgeline, and the panel pull out's (water will usually run down the tarp, but my develop a drip). You don't need to seal the edges.
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    They are just spliced dogbones. It would be...

    They are just spliced dogbones. It would be pretty easy to undo the splice at one end and make it a little shorter.

    Search youtube for how to do a single sided locked brummel. Use a strand of...
  28. Make a right angle with your pointer finger and...

    Make a right angle with your pointer finger and your thumb (like making a pretend gun). The angle between the tips of your thumb and finger is ~30*.
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    I've never really heard of a machine that wont...

    I've never really heard of a machine that wont sew light weight fabrics. Usually the concern is having enough power to go through heavy material.

    Make sure you're getting a motor and table, and...
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    I haven't used a sock (or even an UQP) yet. I've...

    I haven't used a sock (or even an UQP) yet. I've camped down into the teens, and in moderate wind.

    I haven't ever felt a need for an UQP, although I understand the reasoning behind using it, I...
  31. Thread: ARGON Pillow

    by Boston
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    I have a pillow I made. One side is fleece, the...

    I have a pillow I made. One side is fleece, the other Argon67 ripstop. I generally am not a fan of nylon pillows - and this is no exception. Unless I really need a "Cool side" I almost exclusively...
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    Mock up your dimensions using cheap fabric (like...

    Mock up your dimensions using cheap fabric (like a twin bed sheet from walmart). That will tell you if what you plan will work.
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    I have a 0*F quilt I made which is shaped. At...

    I have a 0*F quilt I made which is shaped. At it's widest it is 48", and I don't think I'd want to go much narrower. I'm 5'9" and 150lbs.

    Mostly, you want material so you can tuck it under you to...
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    I feel the need to point out that this thread is...

    I feel the need to point out that this thread is 2 years old, and that one of your links is actually this very thread...



    However, in an effort to contribute, I give you this:
    ...
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    The Netless Ridgerunner will probably work for...

    The Netless Ridgerunner will probably work for you. It has a very open "view". However, most bridge hammocks you're either sitting bench style, or laying down. There is no in between, like with a GE...
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    I've never really noticed it. I pull it in the...

    I've never really noticed it.

    I pull it in the quilt. If I tuck my head in I guess it ends up outside.
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    Taffeta will have a softer hand than ripstop. My...

    Taffeta will have a softer hand than ripstop. My 40*F tq and 20*F uq were made from argon 67 when it was taffeta weave. They have a much nicer feel than the ripstop argon 67 of my 40*F uq and 0*F tq...
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    One thing I've noticed is I often feel "cold" in...

    One thing I've noticed is I often feel "cold" in the area where my legs meet my butt. This area isn't in direct contact with any insulation, and can be susceptible to feeling cooler than the rest of...
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    This. also helps prevent condensation.

    This. also helps prevent condensation.
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    This isn't how insulation works. Insulation is...

    This isn't how insulation works. Insulation is additive, regardless of what kind it is. If you hear someone saying you're "keeping the heat from getting to the down" they don't know what they are...
  41. I'm not recommending using a ball point needle....

    I'm not recommending using a ball point needle. Use a sharp, or universal if that's all you can find.
  42. Mara 70 is recommended by guetermann to use a...

    Mara 70 is recommended by guetermann to use a size 14-16 needle (90-100). It's pretty heavy thread. For the record I can sew amsteel without having to do anything special. I recommend you try to set...
  43. I guess my name is Nobody (points if you get the...

    I guess my name is Nobody (points if you get the reference)


    To the OP. This is a thread tension issue. Basically the amsteel is providing too much resistance to pulling the bottom thread back...
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    Don't go too overboard on the weight thing. Even...

    Don't go too overboard on the weight thing. Even using 2.2 oz per square yard fabric you'll be under 8 oz. you also need to consider stretch. Hanging it tighter will cause the fabric to stretch more,...
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    It looks like the gate my have been left open,...

    It looks like the gate my have been left open, unless I just can't see where it fractured due to the picture.

    A link/ carabiner loses a lot of it's strength if not closed.
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    You can get any tarp besides one made from cuben...

    You can get any tarp besides one made from cuben fiber for under $150, so I'm not really sure what your hold up is.

    Look at Underground Quilts, Warbonnet, or Hennessy.

    Why are you so hung up on...
  47. Use a polyester strap. Nylon will stretch more,...

    Use a polyester strap. Nylon will stretch more, affecting you set up.

    If using knots, use a cord designed to be knotted. Hollow braided UHMWPE (generic form of Dyneema or Spectra) does do well in...
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    Having a small air space could actually be a good...

    Having a small air space could actually be a good thing. Something I noticed on a trip this past weekend: where my knee touched my 0*F quilt it would feel colder than if it was inside the warm "air...
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    You need to have something under your feet. Be it...

    You need to have something under your feet. Be it quilt material or a pad. If you think a 3/4 quilt will keep parts of you warm it isn't covering then you're kidding yourself. The quilt works in...
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    I'm not really that concerned about your knots,...

    I'm not really that concerned about your knots, but why not just make UCR's instead? Better adjustability and less de-rating of the cord.
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