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    I have a full ridgeline, and I hang my tarp under...

    I have a full ridgeline, and I hang my tarp under it. There's a loop in the middle of the tarp, so I hook it up with a little 1" 'biner. The ends have prussiks attached to the ridgeline which I just...
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    I just made a couple of whoopie slings and...

    I just made a couple of whoopie slings and connected to a second hammock that I recently got. Tight as a drum, no slippage. I think I will do the same for this other hammock with the UCRs. I might be...
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    It's all 7/64 Amsteel Blue, just different...

    It's all 7/64 Amsteel Blue, just different colors. Both sides have slipped on me.



    Hmm, I don't think I left enough to increase the bury length... at least at the end with the two green ropes....
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    But the prussic or hitch doesn't take a load,...

    But the prussic or hitch doesn't take a load, does it? I put a safety pin thru one end because I didn't leave enough length for a prussic... thought the main point of tying up the tail was to...
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    I've got sap on my straps a couple of times. I...

    I've got sap on my straps a couple of times. I just pop them in the washing machine when I get home and that removes it. As someone else said, hand sanitizer gets it off while you're on site....
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    Why am I slipping?

    I made some UCRs for the ends of my parachute hammock. The bury is 10" at each end. Is this enough? I have wound up on my butt twice now. I have been careful to milk it as tight as I can before I get...
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    I just bought one too. My plan is to put a ridge...

    I just bought one too. My plan is to put a ridge line under the netting by melting small hole at each end. As for the net, I'm not sure either, I have to see how much it extends out beyond the ridge...
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    http://www.hayneedle.com/product/xlbrazilianfabric...

    http://www.hayneedle.com/product/xlbrazilianfabrichammock.cfm

    I have one of these. It's huge, and very comfy. I think Knotty has one as well.
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    Hey, welcome from Syracuse. I haven't posted here...

    Hey, welcome from Syracuse. I haven't posted here in ages, so hello everybody else too!

    The Morgan Hill State Forest is nice. There's a lean-to there and lots of walking trails. I'm always up for...
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    I get the stuff on my hands as well as the straps...

    I get the stuff on my hands as well as the straps when I'm setting up. I always have a bottle of hand sanitizer with me and that gets the stuff off, so it would work on your sleeping bag too I would...
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    Excellent work!

    Excellent work!
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    I sleep on my side in my cheapo Byer of Maine...

    I sleep on my side in my cheapo Byer of Maine hammock. My hip drops a bit but it's still pretty comfortable. Sometimes I sleep almost on my side - kind of 2 o'clock rather than 3 o'clock if you know...
  13. Mine hangs in my main bedroom from the ceiling....

    Mine hangs in my main bedroom from the ceiling. One end hangs from a roof truss that comes down close to the ceiling, the other end from a length of 2x6 that is suspended between 2 ceiling joists.
    ...
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    When weight is not an issue I would think cotton...

    When weight is not an issue I would think cotton would be more comfortable. I have an XL Brazilian hammock like Knotty's. I haven't made a permanent transition yet but it's very comfortable. You...
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    Thanks! I will try Wally World next time I'm over...

    Thanks! I will try Wally World next time I'm over there.
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    Hmmm... they have quilted polyester fabric. ...

    Hmmm... they have quilted polyester fabric.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Light-Gray-Silver-Polyester-Quilted-Fabric-/180727835135?pt=US_Fabric&hash=item2a1437e9ff#ht_2128wt_1039

    I wonder what...
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    Where can you get plastic grommets? I looked over...

    Where can you get plastic grommets? I looked over all the usual places a few weeks ago and had to settle for brass.
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    Underquilt for my XL Brazilian hammock

    I made an UQ for my indoor hammock. From the start I decided that I didn't want an UQ that was narrower than my hammock, like camping UQs usually are. I had already tried hanging my Zeppelin under...
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    You slept 10 and a half hours? I'm jealous.

    You slept 10 and a half hours? I'm jealous.
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    Everyone, thanks for all your tips and advice. I...

    Everyone, thanks for all your tips and advice. I think I will get me couple of those thermometers. As for the CBS, I am hopeful that it's just a matter of closing the gaps of my UQ. After all, as I...
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    Ah hah, this sounds right. There has sometimes...

    Ah hah, this sounds right. There has sometimes been room for me to get my hand between my butt and the top of the underquilt, although it's hard to be sure. My UQ has little loops sewn along its...
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    I can lift it more than 1/4", at least I think...

    I can lift it more than 1/4", at least I think so. Of course if I pull it up on one side it tends to go down on the other side. It might be my method of suspension? Because my hammock has strings I...
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    Nah, it was definitely not compressed. I have...

    Nah, it was definitely not compressed. I have tried it out the backyard without the poncho liner and was getting CBS there too. I also get it in my new brazilian hammock in my bedroom (although my...
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    Lying on my side I was cold on my shoulder and...

    Lying on my side I was cold on my shoulder and hip. The bits that hung the lowest. I am pretty sure the ends were snug. I reached around to feel and it seemed to be. Not sure of my feet end but the...
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    Where did that go?

    Where did that go?
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    Cold Butt Syndrome!

    I met up with some guys Saturday morning to hike up Phelps Mountain near the Adirondack Loj. I didn't fancy a 4 hour drive starting at 6 in the morning so I decided to take Friday off work and drive...
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    So I've spent a couple of nights in the hammock...

    So I've spent a couple of nights in the hammock and one or two partial nights. I really need an underquilt, my butt and shoulders get a bit cold.

    I attached my 20 degree Zeppelin under it and boy,...
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    Knotty, if you're reading this, tell me about...

    Knotty, if you're reading this, tell me about your XL hammock. How high are your hammock ends off the floor? Mine are just above my head, about 75" at the big loop. Yet when I get in my butt is...
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    POIDH :laugh:

    POIDH :laugh:
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    How do keep it under you? I can't even get the...

    How do keep it under you? I can't even get the thing in the hammock to lay out before I get in, let alone stay under me.
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    That's great! I must admit I had trouble getting...

    That's great! I must admit I had trouble getting the Moskito to do my bidding when it was flipped over, but it looks like you have broken through!

    He is the chosen one!
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    Yes, I'm going to need something like that I...

    Yes, I'm going to need something like that I think. I might buy a cheap synthetic comforter in white or off-white and work out some way of attaching it. I think I can come with something more...
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    Arg, it works for me, but maybe you have to be...

    Arg, it works for me, but maybe you have to be logged in to a google account.

    I can't put pics on the hammockforums gallery at the moment - they are doing some work on it.

    Edit: got it to work....
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    I'm set up at last!

    I finally finished my Brazilian XL hammock set up in my front bedroom. I had to get a neighbor's help with the second attachment point. For the first one I just screwed it through the ceiling to a...
  36. Thread: UQ question

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    http://www.diygearsupply.com/cgi-bin/shelf.cgi?num...

    http://www.diygearsupply.com/cgi-bin/shelf.cgi?numb=18

    They have seconds for $3.20 a yard.
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    Poll: For those of you who sleep on your sides in an...

    For those of you who sleep on your sides in an asym hammock like a WBBB, can you sleep on either side? When I swap sides I swap diagonals, but my hammock is symmetrical.
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    Poll: How do you sleep?

    I was interested to know how y'all sleep in your hammock. I find I am enjoying sleeping on my side, which I didn't think I could do in my hammock. My hips go much lower than when I'm in bed but it...
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    I've often thought a footbox like that would be a...

    I've often thought a footbox like that would be a good idea. I was thinking of something that is sewn across the foot of the hammock, kind of like the bottom half of a sewn-in bug net. Did you make...
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    Thanks guys. What I would really like is to go on...

    Thanks guys. What I would really like is to go on a group hang so I can get some advice from experienced hangers. I can feel underneath my hammock and get some idea of how snug my UQ is, but it's...
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    Did you whip it good? Xbt30UnzRWw

    Did you whip it good?

    Xbt30UnzRWw
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    Hmm, it's going to be hard to align my hang any...

    Hmm, it's going to be hard to align my hang any other way, I only have one way to hang in my backyard.

    I tried again last night, it was a still night and I still had everything left hanging...
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    Ugh, I bailed again. I was much more comfy with...

    Ugh, I bailed again. I was much more comfy with the ridge line shortened, but boy was it windy. My lowest body points (hip and shoulder as I was almost on my side) were a little chilled but nothing...
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    That sounds like fun!

    That sounds like fun!
  45. Hey Crawfish, I replied to NFA's thread.

    Hey Crawfish, I replied to NFA's thread.
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    I might be up for that! My new Zeppelin is rated...

    I might be up for that! My new Zeppelin is rated only to 20 degrees though, maybe a bit more as it has a couple of ounces of overstuffing. Would I be warm enough? I have a poncho liner as well with...
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    Well, I'm all set up in the backyard for another...

    Well, I'm all set up in the backyard for another night out. Better luck this time! It always seems to be windy when I set it up....
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    Thanks for your response. The DIY gear seconds...

    Thanks for your response. The DIY gear seconds stuff is pretty cheap and I thought it might make a good hammock sock as a first DIY project.
  49. I recently bought one of these: ...

    I recently bought one of these:

    http://www.hammocks.com/hammocks/hand-woven-hammocks/xlbrazilianfabrichammockwithfringe.cfm

    I don't have it up yet, but it looks really cool! It's a very heavy...
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    Uses for ripstop

    I see DIY gear has some inexpensive calendared ripstop.

    http://www.diygearsupply.com/cgi-bin/shelf.cgi?numb=18

    This leads me to a couple of questions: Is DWR or calendared ripstop a vapor...
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