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  1. I think I have an idea for you, but it would...

    I think I have an idea for you, but it would require the use of vinyl glue/sealant after sewing, have you thought of getting a Stansports 9x7 vinyl tarp? with this, you can make the bath tub floor by...
  2. Would that gentleman be me on BCUSA? Brown sheer...

    Would that gentleman be me on BCUSA? Brown sheer material on top of the green Stansports A-frame tent? FWIW, that tent is only 84" long (or 7 ft long), so it would be a very small hammock to fit in...
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    HMMM. In the US, material comes in widths from 59...

    HMMM. In the US, material comes in widths from 59 inches to 65 Inches, sometimes more, sometimes less... I wonder what would be a good size for the triangles from one end of the material, and done in...
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    It depends on what the diameter of the spreader...

    It depends on what the diameter of the spreader poles are. I used 2" webbing for poles 1/2"-3/4" diameter, and 1" webbing for poles smaller than 1/2" diameter like the tent poles.
  5. You're going to have really small side triangles...

    You're going to have really small side triangles if you do the Ogee tarp shape, the triangles would only be around 63" on the hypotenuse if you make two triangles out of a square of 45" x 45",...
  6. I think you could get away with doing a 3 strip...

    I think you could get away with doing a 3 strip wide rectangle/semi square tarp if the width is just under 11 feet and the length is 11 feet 8", if you cut it into 3 strips of 4 yards each, and at...
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    I've been considering something about that......

    I've been considering something about that... while I do like the modularity of my separate bug nets, I do agree that the amount of bulk and fabric is probably not necessary for the purpose, so I've...
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    Thanks; I simply overlapped the two ends of a...

    Thanks; I simply overlapped the two ends of a strip of webbing, around 6 or so inches overlapped, then used W/M crossing stitching, which is based on the US AF cargo sling webbing stitches, and used...
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    Doesn't ENO and other companies add two strips of...

    Doesn't ENO and other companies add two strips of different colored fabric to the middle panel of their "Double" hammocks? I think the best feeling seam would be one in which you have the first...
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    while there are many non-hammockers using tarps,...

    while there are many non-hammockers using tarps, there are quite a significant number who..while not usually part of the "backpacking"/Ultralight crowd/thru-hiking crowd, use tarps near camp...
  11. Attach bug net to Under quilt with a zipper or two, stupid idea or no?

    I scored a rather large USGI surplus bug net for $10.99 locally...its meant to be set up with either two tent poles in A-frame shape corresponding to a Pup Tent shape (either over the pup tent or...
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    Hang a tarp high enough, and use GOOD...

    Hang a tarp high enough, and use GOOD hardwood.... of course, also make sure your campfire is on the small side...and you should have no problems other than wind.
    This means the top of the tarp...
  13. What sporting goods/camping stores are nearby? ...

    What sporting goods/camping stores are nearby?
    Cabelas,
    Sportsman's Warehouse
    REI
    Even Wal Mart
    I think you can get away with using a minimalist sized tarp hung on the diagonal.... not sure...
  14. One thing I've noticed about all the hammock...

    One thing I've noticed about all the hammock chairs and such..is that they have DEEP sags...like seriously deep sags, say steeper than 45 degrees from horizontal, closer to 90 degrees from...
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    I have a possible solution for rigging a large...

    I have a possible solution for rigging a large (10x12 or bigger) rectangle tarp that won't interfere with a 3-tree hang; you do an A-frame style on one end, and then two lines on the other end, kind...
  16. Theres a version with one pole somewhere on...

    Theres a version with one pole somewhere on youtube and bushcraft usa forum... almost the same idea and half a hammock basically... like half the length but still gathered ends and attached to one...
  17. while not a gathered end hammock by any means,...

    while not a gathered end hammock by any means, this one is something to think about, its a sort of bridge hammock with a single point suspension system......
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    http://gifs.gifbin.com/052012/1338483496_slacklini...

    http://gifs.gifbin.com/052012/1338483496_slacklining_over_swimming_pool_fail.gif

    Don't anchor on the brick wall please... this could happen ;)
  19. HMM. I will definitely have to compare the...

    HMM. I will definitely have to compare the materials, the Apex is cheaper by far; even at 5 yards ($20), while Primaloft would be $28 for 2 yards for the same end weight (3 layers of 2.0oz versus 1...
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    does your wall tent have double opening sides? As...

    does your wall tent have double opening sides? As in not just the front, but also the rear....... even if only the front part opens up to the pole positions, might it be possible to make a sort of...
  21. OK. so for 5 feet, I should get 5 yards, that...

    OK. so for 5 feet, I should get 5 yards, that gets me 15 feet of 3/8" thick 2.0oz Apex, and then with 3 layers, that should be pretty good... hmmm.



    less, but still require quilting? What...
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    So it's still lighter than the 1.9oz 10x10 PU...

    So it's still lighter than the 1.9oz 10x10 PU coated nylon BCUSA tarp I have (30oz) but not by much. hmm.
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    How much does it weigh as is, with the suspension...

    How much does it weigh as is, with the suspension already included?
    How much less will it weigh with the modifications you speak of?
    I want to compare it with the relatively heavy 10x10 1.9oz...
  24. underquilt fill material questions. Climashield Apex 2.0oz versus Primaloft 6.0oz

    I've decided I need a proper underquilt to take the place of the open cell under pad, since it's starting to show significant wear and no longer stays snug against my hammock... (could be just the...
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    Sticky: good question, though that's my 104" long hammock...

    good question, though that's my 104" long hammock set up there... Normal whipping/gathered ends made it way too short for me, hence the webbing loop on the ends in this set up. :)

    I agree with...
  26. Just remembered this; There's the option of the...

    Just remembered this; There's the option of the Paha Que gear hammock rainfly from Amazon; I think the Double is just under 9 feet wide ,and has a ridge line of 12 feet, with a side length (hex...
  27. Look at Etowah for 10x12 tarps, they're lighter,...

    Look at Etowah for 10x12 tarps, they're lighter, much lighter than the wal mart tarps....though not as light as the Superfly, nor as specialized, its a simple rectangle tarp, but because its 12 ft...
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    HMM. what about something simpler and possibly...

    HMM. what about something simpler and possibly lighter than hook and loop? You could add two tie outs in the right place to use as a location for a toggle type of cloak clasp? Using a plastic tent...
  29. Even if the Joanns/Michaels/sewing supply stores'...

    Even if the Joanns/Michaels/sewing supply stores' straps feel similar to the lightweight cargo tie down straps in Wal Mart, they are often not the same strength AT ALL..... And even the Wal Mart...
  30. That's actually a good deal. I have heard of...

    That's actually a good deal. I have heard of another method, if there be large low growing brush near enough, then I may be able to tie the lines directly to them and not need the stakes.... we will...
  31. Rebar is a better option I agree. I will see if ...

    Rebar is a better option I agree. I will see if I can spare more nail stakes; these are the big ones with the green plastic doodads usually in the box marts, but all the plastic parts have broken...
  32. Thanks ! Yup that is what I am thinking. ...

    Thanks ! Yup that is what I am thinking.


    The area I will be attempting this, is basically a large yard/field... the firepit is about a hundred feet away from the one big enough tree for hanging...
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    I am wondering here. What happens if you simply...

    I am wondering here. What happens if you simply doubled up on the webbing? by that, I mean like fold over and maybe put a simple stitch on the edges, as long as the adjustment is needed, and then...
  34. One tree hammock stand using cheap stuff...relatively!

    Hello guys. due to an upcoming campout hosted by my best friend's location on his landlord's property, though on 200 acres, and have a LOT of trees....but the area he picked for the campout is rather...
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    what about a variation of the roll pin buckle?...

    what about a variation of the roll pin buckle?
    like this but with a hook instead of the triangle;
    http://www.thewilderness.com/images/images/tibuckle300.png

    I'm not sure how would you put the...
  36. material is ready to be sewn up; I'm thinking I...

    material is ready to be sewn up; I'm thinking I might need more than 3 straps to compress this thing.
    Decided to use a long piece of paracord to compress it as much as I can, and then attach it to...
  37. Yea I honestly think you'd need a longer tube...

    Yea I honestly think you'd need a longer tube than 3 ft but if works why not... phone pic of basic layout. The backpacks most of the day ones I've seen are about 20 inches tall or more plus the width...
  38. I'm not a donating member yet. :/ so I can't see...

    I'm not a donating member yet. :/ so I can't see that thread.....


    hmmm that is an interesting idea.


    hmmm...I'll have to look it up and see what it looks like/pack like.

    So hard to...
  39. Not sure if this has been done? LST style compression sack

    I've been looking at my set ups lately, and I've come to the conclusion that I probably would be better off making use of my tiny daypack as the main base on which to camp/hike with a hammock set up,...
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    http://www.animatedknots.com/icicle/index.php?Cate...

    http://www.animatedknots.com/icicle/index.php?Categ=boating&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com
    try this hitch/knot on your pole ends, or the Klemheist knots to prevent slipping of...
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    That is a nice tarp! :)

    That is a nice tarp! :)
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    Multiply $2.25 per foot by 3 and that's now your...

    Multiply $2.25 per foot by 3 and that's now your per yard pricing, which would be $6.75/yard.... for 65" wide, thats not too bad.... only what, $0.80/yard more than RBTR's 59-60" silnylon?

    Still...
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    One also has to remember you need to reinforce...

    One also has to remember you need to reinforce the area the snap will go on (webbing, ribbon, extra material) so as not to rip out too easily... this puts it in a similar class of weight compared to...
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    yes its doable for both set ups, bunk style...

    yes its doable for both set ups, bunk style probably would be most "comforting" to the lil guy with his dad underneath to catch him if he falls...
    side by side is possible, three-tree V set up...
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    the Tandy leather Line 24s are pretty durable, of...

    the Tandy leather Line 24s are pretty durable, of course, you want the heavy duty setter and pin on them, and use a 12oz hammer to make them stay in there, same size as the USGI snaps.... though I do...
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    crank the tension on the ridge line as much as...

    crank the tension on the ridge line as much as you can using truckers hitches, that SHOULD get rid of the ridges...I wonder if the lines you're using are maybe too stretchy on the ridge line points?...
  47. Poll: hahha I've attempted to "winter camp" a few...

    hahha I've attempted to "winter camp" a few times, but I've never camped in snow...in the Willamette Valley, we tend to not get much snow. the last "winter camp" I did, it was ground, in a big heavy...
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    I've gone topless for hammocking only once so...

    I've gone topless for hammocking only once so far, and that was due to 60 degrees overnight and CLEAR...... SO CLEAR..... TOO clear lol that weekend last July, we had a super full moon out, so I...
  49. Poll: indeed, that is a heavy tarp. I do know of...

    indeed, that is a heavy tarp.
    I do know of several users who have BCUSA/Etowah tarps for their hammocks, and I believe they're made of PU or Silnylon 1.9oz fabric. But I do not know if they are...
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    Practicing set up on a daytrip....getting the...

    Practicing set up on a daytrip....getting the stuff ready for a trip soon!
    Did not bring out the pole mod parts this time, so no poles, and found a couple trees far apart enough...used P-cord for...
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