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  1. Definitely not enough stitching on your tie outs....

    Definitely not enough stitching on your tie outs.

    Strength is proportional to the length of your stitch lines whichever pattern you choose to go with, doesn't have to be a box, so adding another...
  2. No definitely Primaloft. I was a little surprised...

    No definitely Primaloft. I was a little surprised as you often see a generic fiber fill used in a lot of this stuff. For less than $25 I thought it worth trying even if it only ends up as dog blanket.
  3. Eddie Bauer Primaloft Throw to Underquilt

    On my last trip to Costco I picked up a couple of EB Primaloft throws. I'm thinking of turning one of these into an underquilt but wondered on the warmth considering that they are quilted every 4" or...
  4. I think I would stitch one half of the insulation...

    I think I would stitch one half of the insulation to the quilt inner and the other the outer with a good couple of inches of overlap

    As long as the stitch lines don't line up you should experience...
  5. Whilst that was great research there are a couple...

    Whilst that was great research there are a couple of problems trying to apply the findings to hammock tree straps. Firstly the webbing and thread used were many times stronger than we are using....
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    Would be useful to have a more accurate idea of...

    Would be useful to have a more accurate idea of the exact distance along the strap (from the loop end) where the strap broke.

    Webbing is nowhere near as susceptible to overloading when wrapped...
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    Not hammock related but I bet this would be great...

    Not hammock related but I bet this would be great for an inner tent. Lots of breathability but would likely keep dust out, plus it would be more durable than mesh.
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    Just make an A frame with end doors and zippers....

    Just make an A frame with end doors and zippers. Side walls aren't needed. You can put a pull out about a third of the way up the sides to make more internal space but the side walls are only a...
  9. I have the Sailrite hot knife. I like it for...

    I have the Sailrite hot knife. I like it for webbing and cutting heavy fabrics but not so keen on using it on lighter stuff. I would prefer something I can hold more like a pen. Plus all those hot...
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    I know the stuff. It just seems that it will...

    I know the stuff. It just seems that it will likely dull the blades fairly quickly compared to a cutting mat. Maybe now I have found a cheaper source of blades it is easier to use hardboard and...
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    Thanks for the responses, unfortunately nothing...

    Thanks for the responses, unfortunately nothing that really meets my needs though maybe I will give the plastic a go. I'm making long straight cuts against an 8ft aluminum ruler and since I have to...
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    Cutting mats

    Anyone suggest an alternative to the expensive mats for use with a rotary cutter?

    I have a small one but ideally I would like something 8-10ft long at least so that I donít have to shuffle it...
  13. Thanks, another useful video. Have you tried...

    Thanks, another useful video.

    Have you tried putting two pairs of sliders on? I have to do this for my long toboggan bags so one slider has to go on the other way round, starting with the zipper...
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    I've seen damage like that on my tarp lines...

    I've seen damage like that on my tarp lines before. In my case I'm pretty sure it was caused by something chewing on the lines.

    Are you sure you didn't have a hungry squirrel sampling your Lawson...
  15. So what exactly is the material that is shedding?...

    So what exactly is the material that is shedding? Anyone got a super macro lens or even a microscope?

    Is it the same material on all line. If were glass or aluminum I could live with that but...
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    Pretty sure it is just the std. 60" wide fabric....

    Pretty sure it is just the std. 60" wide fabric. Yes it's red. I like red! Stealthy it's not!

    I have a red/yellow theme on most of my hammock gear.
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    My Crimson Beauty

    Just had to psot a couple of pictures of my new crimson tarp, mostly made by Gerrit at Hofman Outdoor Gear Supply here in Manitoba with a litle bit of finishing by me.

    I usually make all my own...
  18. A better solution is this. Cut a square of fabric...

    A better solution is this. Cut a square of fabric a couple of inches larger than the round opening. Position on the outside of the cover, over the hole. Stitch in a circle around the opening, joining...
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    Good to meet everyone. I felt really dumb...

    Good to meet everyone. I felt really dumb considering my earlier comments on the weather. The nearest station recorded gusts over 70 km/hour. It was impressive that everyone stayed dry. It was good...
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    Who's still coming? Likely to be a warm one.

    Who's still coming? Likely to be a warm one.
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    Don't count on having a campfire this year....

    Don't count on having a campfire this year. Everything is so dry we've had fires breaking out from sparks caused by stones hitting mower blades. There are fire bans pretty much everywhere, though...
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    How long are you planning for your trip? You need...

    How long are you planning for your trip? You need to consider how you get to the area you intend to paddle when selecting a route. If you have money you can take local flights but otherwise you may...
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    Sorry, been a bit busy. Should have qualified...

    Sorry, been a bit busy.

    Should have qualified my response by saying that as you are from south of the border you will require a "crown land camping permit" if camping outside a park. I believe...
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    Hi ThreeJs Have been trawling back through my...

    Hi ThreeJs

    Have been trawling back through my memories to remember details of our trips to Rushing River for some hammock specific details. It is a great little park though can be very busy,...
  25. Hoping to join you. Mosquitoes could be bad...

    Hoping to join you.

    Mosquitoes could be bad by then, I'll bring a big bug net along.
  26. Sticky: Canadian company but nothing in the way of...

    Canadian company but nothing in the way of information on where or how the stuff is made. I'm sure it all works fine but most of stuff looks the same as the gear sold on Amazon or Ebay.
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    Small world! I am on here too. This is a...

    Small world! I am on here too.

    This is a Whelan Lean I made from this fabric for a guy in Alaska.

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    He wanted it untreated but otherwise there are several kinds of waterproofing that...
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    I may be wrong, and often am, but I think the...

    I may be wrong, and often am, but I think the "flap" should be on the outside. Done this way there wouldn't be so much tension trying to pull the stitches apart and would work and look similar to a...
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    If it chased him that far without catching him...

    If it chased him that far without catching him it's like the bear was only curious and playing. Bears are very curious about the world around them, behaviour that is often mistaken for aggression. If...
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    Nice trip report. I miss the mountains. I was...

    Nice trip report. I miss the mountains. I was just looking at New Leaf flights, $200 return to Edmonton in September, half the price of WestJet.
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    When I used to fly traction kites we used...

    When I used to fly traction kites we used 75-100ft long dyneema lines (4 per kite). First couple of times out with new lines the weave would tighten leading to the lines stretching. We would...
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    Sounds like a great trip despite the icy trails....

    Sounds like a great trip despite the icy trails. We use Kahtoola spikes in those conditions, I like the way they fit over your boots.

    Is that hunting season in Algonquin? I see the orange stuff...
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    Have you looked at the Martexin canvas sold by...

    Have you looked at the Martexin canvas sold by Fairfield Textile?

    They sell some good tight weave cotton.

    I have recently bought a roll of 5oz cotton ticking from a local fabric store. It is...
  34. I did post on the Canadian suppliers thread about...

    I did post on the Canadian suppliers thread about sharing a bulk order from the wholesale supplier but I suspect that may be a little more than you need and I would probably be looking for Tera...
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    If the woods are that scary and dangerous maybe...

    If the woods are that scary and dangerous maybe folks should stay at home in bed. No wait more people die in bed!

    Me? I'm more afraid of the drivers on the way to the parks.
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    Really? Leaving aside the fact that this was...

    Really?

    Leaving aside the fact that this was in a National Park, when would you have decided to shoot this cougar? It was showing no threatening behaviour so should we just shoot all carnivorous...
  37. Been a short winter this year here in Manitoba. ...

    Been a short winter this year here in Manitoba.
    Good to hear that there is another hanger from the Winnipeg area on HF.
    I'm a summer hanger only though, I enjoy my trad. winter camping too much....
  38. I would caution about using such thin line for a...

    I would caution about using such thin line for a tie out, even 7/64ths is too thin. If the line becomes looped around the dogs legs then pulled taut it could easily cut the circulation off killing or...
  39. Sticky: Guterman Thread

    I have just been chatting with the distributor for Guterman in Canada today, principally about Tera 40 but of course they do have other weights available.

    Is anyone else interested in buying this...
  40. I was hanging close to the shore on a Manitoba...

    I was hanging close to the shore on a Manitoba island one time when I heard splashing as something large walked through the shallows. Short time later as the splashing got louder I heard munching and...
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    Noooooooo.... Just when I had made up my mind...

    Noooooooo....

    Just when I had made up my mind to wait until next year.
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    I bought my new motor from Cutex...

    I bought my new motor from Cutex
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Consew-CON-SERV-Brushless-Electric-Servo-Sewing-Machine-Motor-800-Watts-3-4HP-/161351209676?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item6b3081484a
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    New Motor for my Singer 20u

    So I have had my 20u for a few months. The combination of industrial clutch motor and high gearing were terrifying to put it mildly:scared:

    I located a smaller pulley for the motor which dropped...
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    Awesome! Looks like two scoops of ice cream in...

    Awesome!

    Looks like two scoops of ice cream in a cone, one of pistachio and another of blueberry!

    BV
  45. Sticky: Can't really remember but it was around $20. So...

    Can't really remember but it was around $20. So the same as shipping a large envelope in Canada really.
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    Let it dry. It will peel off in time though will...

    Let it dry. It will peel off in time though will seal for a while and when it does come away you can pull as much off as you can before applying your Silnet. At least you realised before you did the...
  47. Sticky: Yes you are right. There is no upper limit but I...

    Yes you are right. There is no upper limit but I generally know to factor in the extra cost if placing an order over $100. If I get a way with it great. If not I know not to whine about it too much....
  48. Sticky: I bought some white silnylon from...

    I bought some white silnylon from ripstopbytheroll.com recently and was very pleased by their postage rates to Manitoba.

    I think as a general rule, if it is coming by USPS/Canada Post and under...
  49. So I guess the answer is no then (no one has...

    So I guess the answer is no then (no one has tried it!)

    I get what you are saying about the constriction on the bury but if the glue was at the posterior end of the bury- away from the loop- it...
  50. Anyone tried Krazy Glue instead to lock the bury?...

    Anyone tried Krazy Glue instead to lock the bury? In theory it should bond permanently to dyneema but it should be enough to prevent movement. I have used it successfully when splicing nylon ropes.
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