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  1. TeeDee and I have doing this for years. Never had...

    TeeDee and I have doing this for years. Never had a problem. The simplest method for setting up a tarp ridge line and as secure as any other method.

    Been using trial sticks for the toggles and...
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    I use either - toggles with webbing tree huggers...

    I use either - toggles with webbing tree huggers and soft shackle with rope tree huggers.

    Which is safer? As the old saying goes, "it's half a dozen of one or six of the other."

    Either one can...
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    This can be a problem with all double braid...

    This can be a problem with all double braid cord/rope. Unless the outer braid and inner braid are matched in size and properties, the inner braid will do exactly as pictured.
  4. Thread: Hitchcraft

    by TiredFeet
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    TeeDee tried the Hitchcraft back when they became...

    TeeDee tried the Hitchcraft back when they became known.

    First, it is a well designed and made device. It is versatile and easy to use.

    The problem TeeDee had in using it for a hammock...
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    If you want a locked brummel on your continuous...

    If you want a locked brummel on your continuous loop, TeeDee explains how to modify Opie's instructions to get one.

    The plain brummel that Opie describes has no function and you would be better...
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    I use either a simple knot or 4" plastic cable...

    I use either a simple knot or 4" plastic cable ties. My preference are the 4" plastic cable ties. Pulled down tight and cut off leaving a small nub, they hold as well as any knot. I have found that I...
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    What do I wish I knew when I started?? ...

    What do I wish I knew when I started??

    Nothing!

    The journey is the destination and the fun.
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    Then you do NOT have a "Locked" Brummel. If...

    Then you do NOT have a "Locked" Brummel.

    If you are following the instructions that Opie posted on the forums, then you are splicing a "plain" Brummel and not a "locked" Brummel. The plain...
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    Just to throw in a little curve --- 135% ...

    Just to throw in a little curve ---

    135%

    ridge line to hammock length ratio

    But then I use a Bridge exclusively :lol:
  10. Was that the plastic or Aluminium figure 9s??...

    Was that the plastic or Aluminium figure 9s?? I've heard of the plastic figure 9s breaking, but never heard of the Al ones failing under the stresses put on tarp lines.
  11. Thread: Underlining

    by TiredFeet
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    Okay - that answers the question - they are links...

    Okay - that answers the question - they are links not just some underlining done by the forum software to emphasize something.

    Kubuntu 11.10, Firefox 10.0.2 - started with KDE when it was more...
  12. Thread: Underlining

    by TiredFeet
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    Underlining

    This is more of a question than a suggestion.

    We use Linux/Firebird and when the forums listings are displayed nearly everything is underlined:


    thread title
    name of last poster
    number of...
  13. Used the Kleimheist and they locked up so tight I...

    Used the Kleimheist and they locked up so tight I had to untie them just to change position. Didn't work for me using 1.75 mm Lash-It on 1.75 mm Lash-It. I think the coating on the Lash-It is the...
  14. Heck I don't know what the excitment is all...

    Heck I don't know what the excitment is all about.

    TeeDee and I have been using a hardware free suspension for at least a year now and probably between 1 and 2 years. TeeDee posted all about it...
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    Throw some rags under the h/w and it would be...

    Throw some rags under the h/w and it would be good to go.
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    There is one glaring (to me at least) mistake...

    There is one glaring (to me at least) mistake that maybe should be corrected:



    I don't think that Zing-It is or should be used for the hammock suspension. Someone with a wikipedia account may...
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    One of the factors that influences that "flat...

    One of the factors that influences that "flat lay" of a Bridge Hammock is the fabric used.

    Nylon is not a good fabric for a Bridge. It can be used and is used by a lot of people. The problem with...
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    TeeDee and I both use the custom Bridges and UQs...

    TeeDee and I both use the custom Bridges and UQs he designed (described here). We use the Gossamer gear 1/4" thick Thinlight pads when we need to supplement the full length UQ.

    Making the full...
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    How do you measure the proper weight of down for...

    How do you measure the proper weight of down for each baffle???

    Doesn't this assume that you have the proper weight of down in the bag already?

    How do you get the proper weight into the bag? ...
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    Compared to noseeum, it doesn't. Haven't compared...

    Compared to noseeum, it doesn't. Haven't compared to tulle.
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    Personally TeeDee and I use Organza now. Tighter...

    Personally TeeDee and I use Organza now. Tighter weave (smaller holes) than noseeum and lighter than noseeum. About the same weight as the nanoseeum that TeeDee purchased a few years back.

    Organza...
  22. Thread: missing date

    by TiredFeet
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    missing date

    When viewing the forum titles, there used to be a date/time enclosed in parenthesis for the last post in a thread.

    Now there is only empty parenthesis.

    I assume this is due to the recent...
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    The silicone tubing in my experience is the best...

    The silicone tubing in my experience is the best to use for the tarp tensioners. Way better than latex.
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    Yeah you're probably right - didn't occur to me....

    Yeah you're probably right - didn't occur to me. If the mods want to delete my post, that's fine.
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    Just saw the posts and photos of the Dangerbird....

    Just saw the posts and photos of the Dangerbird.

    Don't know if you are "selling" the Dangerbird, but if you are you might want to be veeeeeery careful. From what I see in the photos, your...
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    I've been using the Solomon Bar knot on soft...

    I've been using the Solomon Bar knot on soft shackles and whoopie slings on the Bridge suspension since TeeDee first thought of the idea.

    As far as the Solomon Bar sliding - it's has never been a...
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    You don't mention where you are attaching the...

    You don't mention where you are attaching the line to the stake. The higher the attachment point, the easier it is to pull the stake out. Ideally you want the line attached to the stake right at the...
  28. Thread: Overkill?

    by TiredFeet
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    Hmmm doesn't look like any Insultex I have ever...

    Hmmm doesn't look like any Insultex I have ever seen.
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    I just have to ask - how did they attach the...

    I just have to ask - how did they attach the platforms to the trees??

    I can see what I think are maybe 2 ways they have done it.

    Now being careful for the lines is all well and good, but if...
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    Well TeeDee isn't available and won't be for a...

    Well TeeDee isn't available and won't be for a few months, so I'll tell you what my opinion is:

    Quilt design and construction.

    TeeDee uses the full 60" width of the Insultex for both the UQ and...
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    Curious - how do you lanolize a wool blanket? ...

    Curious - how do you lanolize a wool blanket?

    I have some pure lanolin and as a paste it is very thick and very, very sticky. I know lanolin can be obtained in the form of oil, but at the price I...
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    thin merino wool is lousy at stopping wind. I...

    thin merino wool is lousy at stopping wind. I have a merino wool balaclava. It is very warm so long as the wind is almost non-existent. If there is any wind at all I use a HF buff under the merino...
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    ITW-Nexus used to have micro cordlocks. Really...

    ITW-Nexus used to have micro cordlocks. Really small ones that TeeDee uses all the time on 1.75 mm Lash-It. Tie a single overhand knot in the 1.75 mm Lash-It and the knot is too big to go through the...
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    If you can find bamboo in your area, you can...

    If you can find bamboo in your area, you can easily make a walking staff from bamboo. You need to find a section long enough (easy) and the right diameter (again pretty easy).

    Sand down the joins...
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    TeeDee and I use his Bridges exclusively and his...

    TeeDee and I use his Bridges exclusively and his UQs designed especially for his bridges. His UQ has at least two advantages in that it fits his Bridges like a second skin, hence zero air leakage on...
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    Not disparaging what you say, they are a...

    Not disparaging what you say, they are a breakthrough, but also remember that they are far from new.

    Youngblood uncovered the original Bridge patent that dated back to the 1800s I believe. Grizz...
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    TeeDee taught me the stair step - best aerobic...

    TeeDee taught me the stair step - best aerobic workout I have ever done. Costs almost nothing.

    Simply make a small step 12"D x 24"L x 10"H. Step up with the left foot, bring the right foot up and...
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    MacEntyre - the problem may or may not be Tinny,...

    MacEntyre - the problem may or may not be Tinny, but rather the forum format and accessibility.

    People who have been on the forums a long time and read the threads regularly, know what information...
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    TeeDee and I very rarely use straps anymore....

    TeeDee and I very rarely use straps anymore. 99.9999% of the time we use rope huggers.

    Now having said that I must also say that where we hang, we are totally confident that nobody else has even...
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    It's known as a "wife Alarm". Females have a...

    It's known as a "wife Alarm". Females have a built in alarm that alerts them when their spouse is doing something or not doing something. It's biological and built it, you can never escape it....
  41. No need to go for expensive cuban. Nylon...

    No need to go for expensive cuban.

    Nylon absorbs water hence the problem if they get wet.

    Polyester doesn't absorb water. So if they get wet, the water isn't absorbed and can be wiped off...
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    With the boxed sides that TeeDee used, this...

    With the boxed sides that TeeDee used, this wasn't a problem. Instead of puffing up and pulling the sides inward, the down simply puffed up and also pushed the sides outward. So maybe it made the...
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    TeeDee's off out of town for a day or two,...

    TeeDee's off out of town for a day or two, so.....

    For the length of the top channels, TeeDee used two different lengths. For the top channel that has the flap attached (and not used for...
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    The only real example I have for overstuffing...

    The only real example I have for overstuffing down quilts are the UQs and TQs TeeDee made for us.

    He used Ed Speers 900 fp down.

    The baffles are all 4" on both the TQs and the UQs.

    He used...
  45. This is the reason I like the hammock and...

    This is the reason I like the hammock and suspension to be separate.


    I hang the tarp ridge line.
    I hang the tarp from the tarp ridge line
    I hang the hammock suspension from tree to tree
    I...
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    TeeDee has used the HH overcover and thinks it...

    TeeDee has used the HH overcover and thinks it adds to interior warmth.

    We have both used Wiggy's poncho liners as overcovers and they add a lot of interior warmth. Also, the poncho liner uses...
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    I seriously doubt much of the weight came from...

    I seriously doubt much of the weight came from the IX.

    TeeDee made both of us TQ with 3 layers of IX, 50" x 80". both shell layers using 0.9 ripstop, not DWR - not needed. Weight in JRB stuff...
  48. The Marlin Spike Hitch works very well for that...

    The Marlin Spike Hitch works very well for that also.
  49. Personally TeeDee and I both think that the 2.2...

    Personally TeeDee and I both think that the 2.2 is better for a bear bag or food bag.

    Not because of the added strength, the 1.75 is plenty strong for any food hanging.

    But the 1.75 is really...
  50. Thread: Zig zag bury

    by TiredFeet
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    This looks like a simple series of plain Brummel...

    This looks like a simple series of plain Brummel splices. The problem with plain Brummel splices is that they can be fairly easily pulled completely free. I say fairly easily since it is going to be...
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