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    EVO loop tutorial

    Hi everyone. I have not been able to find a tutorial for EVO loops. I have found info on how to use them but nothing on how to make them. Do any tutorials exist???
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    Update

    We were supposed to be sleeping in our hammocks in the piney woods tonight. :(

    Earlier this week I saw the forecast for the Sierra for tonight was frozen mix. We aren't prepared for that kind of...
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    Thank you for your suggestion on the needle size....

    Thank you for your suggestion on the needle size. I am using my mom's sewing machine (Viking Husqvarna, almost identical to the one Jellyfish used in the video for sewing straps). The smallest...
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    Do you by chance have a diagram or pics?

    Do you by chance have a diagram or pics?
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    I am also interested in this subject because I...

    I am also interested in this subject because I burn easily. In another thread someone suggested putting a mylar space blanket on top of the tarp. I think I would prefer above the tarp vs. below the...
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    Thank you for all the explanations you have...

    Thank you for all the explanations you have provided to help me figure out my straps, ridgeline, etc. I feel better now about using Zing-It/Lash-It for my ridgeline and know what to do to avoid...
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    Thank you very much for the helpful links! I'm...

    Thank you very much for the helpful links! I'm just barely learning to sew (inject thread) so anything that makes it easier is greatly appreciated! I am definitely going to check out those sewing...
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    Thank you so much for explaining which thread to...

    Thank you so much for explaining which thread to use and why! I greatly appreciate it!
  9. You may want to consider what type of terrain you...

    You may want to consider what type of terrain you are interested in hiking. I live in California but have been to Colorado several times to visit my aunt until she died in 2011. She lived all over...
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    Thank you for the link to the tutorial. I didn't...

    Thank you for the link to the tutorial. I didn't realize Dutch had tutorials on his site. I really like the detailed instructions. I will use the tutorial but I think I will leave off the grosgrain...
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    Thank you for your suggestions on making my...

    Thank you for your suggestions on making my ridgelines. Since I haven't actually slept in a hammock yet I would like to start off with an adjustable ridgeline until I can figure out the perfect...
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    Thanks for providing the percentage of change in...

    Thanks for providing the percentage of change in the load on the straps/whoopie slings.

    What about the ridgeline? Would Zing-It, etc be sufficient or would I be better off with Amsteel? I would...
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    Thank you very much! I had not even thought of...

    Thank you very much! I had not even thought of needles until you mentioned them! I am not yet sure which thread to use for which materials but once I've picked out thread how do I know whether I want...
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    Thanks for your reply! Re: Thread I had...

    Thanks for your reply!

    Re: Thread
    I had completely forgotten to even look at thread so thank you very much for your suggestion of using Gutterman 100% Polyester thread. I see that Dutch has 3...
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    First of all, thank you very much for all of your...

    First of all, thank you very much for all of your explanations on each point!

    Re: Premade Netless Hammocks
    Thanks for this suggestion. Hexon 1.6 is $6/yard so at $30 for a premade hammock it...
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    Re: Knotty Mod - I haven't looked into this at...

    Re: Knotty Mod - I haven't looked into this at all. Is it possible to add after the hammock is completed?

    Thank you for reminding me of the ridge line organizer, I hope to maybe be able to make...
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    Wow! Thank you all for your replies! I am soo...

    Wow! Thank you all for your replies! I am soo glad I asked here before ordering. I've been doing tons of research and thought I had it pretty much down but I guess I still have lots to learn!
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    Before I buy materials

    Hi fellow DIYers I hope you'll be able to help me out with my list of materials I need to buy to put together a hammock and a Fronkey-style bugnet. My husband and I are planning our first ever...
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    How would the tension in the ridgeline change if...

    How would the tension in the ridgeline change if I were to move most of my weight to one end of the hammock? And would it affect the weight rating I would need for my hammock fabric? (Sorry if this...
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    I don't know if Kroma was trolling or not but as...

    I don't know if Kroma was trolling or not but as a newbie I find this stuff to be very interesting.

    I am currently trying to figure out how to do DIY my suspension for my first hammock setup and...
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    I would be interested in seeing some pictures.

    How long was the amsteel when you started and how long is the finished product?
    Also, how much does it weigh?
  22. Thanks for your help!

    Thanks everyone for explaining why my idea won't work.

    I didn't want to invent a new hammock or build a hammock that would only work at 90*. I mostly wanted to find out if I should buy a wide...
  23. Lay at a 90* angle in a Gathered End hammock?

    Hi everyone. This is my first real question so please bear with me.

    I've searched for information on laying at a 90* angle but mostly all I come up with is the hammocks that are turned 90* like...
  24. Considering I have yet to sleep in a hammock it...

    Considering I have yet to sleep in a hammock it isn't surprising that I haven't fallen yet. But I do appreciate being able to learn from others' mistakes so I will hopefully be able to avoid making...
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    Thanks Grunt. I can't wait to get out and explore...

    Thanks Grunt. I can't wait to get out and explore the wilderness areas around here! I've lived here all my life and while I've been to a few places to go camping I'm just now finding out how many...
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    Thanks sidneyhornblower. I am trying to learn as...

    Thanks sidneyhornblower. I am trying to learn as much as I can so I can make informed decisions when I buy or DIY gear. I have read most of the book so far and lots here on the forums. I've watched...
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    Hi from Northern California

    Hi everyone. I am a total noob to hammock camping. I took naps on a hammock when I was in Guatemala but have never yet slept in one overnight.

    I grew up camping in an Apache pop-up trailer until...
  28. Hi. Can I ask what the weight is for the Netless...

    Hi. Can I ask what the weight is for the Netless Hammock kit?
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    Thank you so much for a list of knots to learn...

    Thank you so much for a list of knots to learn and when to use them! This is just what I need since I've only learned the bowline and figure eight on a bight so far and didn't know what I should...
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    Sticky: Added myself to California. I just registered...

    Added myself to California. I just registered today though I've been researching stuff for months.
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