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    Use the reply with quote button to reply to a...

    Use the reply with quote button to reply to a post, and reference what or who you're responding to.

    If you want to quote multiple posts click the multiquote button on each post, then hit reply...
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    Sorry, I no longer have these pictures.

    Sorry, I no longer have these pictures.
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    So with $100, you're going to have to make...

    So with $100, you're going to have to make sacrifices. Bulk and weight mostly. Are you new to backpacking, or switching from a ground set up?

    You have a double layer hammock, so a pad is a viable...
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    WTB: Is it just cut down in height, or is it smaller...

    Is it just cut down in height, or is it smaller diameter?
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    Look Up Sgt Rock's Ghost Hammock. It's a pattern...

    Look Up Sgt Rock's Ghost Hammock. It's a pattern for an 8ft x 4ft hammock with a foot box, and surprisingly comfortable. He makes it from 1.1 to be the lightest possible, but other materials will...
  6. Nah, the product performs to the specification...

    Nah, the product performs to the specification it's listed as. Amsteel Blue IS a 12 strand line, except for the 7/64 (and if it was a 12 strand line, it'd be 1/8...). No misleading, or lying, they...
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    I'd make a wager your jeans have rivet's on the...

    I'd make a wager your jeans have rivet's on the back and/or side that are causing the problem.
  8. The Dream Hammock chart is based on comfort, not...

    The Dream Hammock chart is based on comfort, not strength. The idea being that above certain weight the fabric will stretch too much, and not support you in a comfortable position.

    I believe, but...
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    I found a cub- sized pillow to be too small. No...

    I found a cub- sized pillow to be too small. No support for my head when rolled to the side.

    I made a pillow 8" x 15" fleece on one side Argon67 on the other. Super comfy, came in at 5oz exactly....
  10. Thread: Tarp help

    by Boston
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    Could it just be your trees are too close...

    Could it just be your trees are too close together? The tarp is right up on the one tree.

    Also looks like its windy. The force from the wind may be causing you not to be able to pull it tight...
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    FWIW I don't use a stuff sack with my skin's. I...

    FWIW I don't use a stuff sack with my skin's. I just fold them up, and use the ridge line guy lines to bind everything together. Make's a nice compact bundle I then put in an exterior pocket of my...
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    This. It's called A "basting stitch" if you want...

    This. It's called A "basting stitch" if you want to look it up.
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    If you like the lay of the Ghost hammock try...

    If you like the lay of the Ghost hammock try making one from a heavier material. It'll add a little weight be the 1.1, but still be pretty dang light! 1.6 or 1.9 ripstop would be my recommendation....
  14. It would be from 20*F -> 18.75*F I wouldn't...

    It would be from 20*F -> 18.75*F

    I wouldn't say proven, but based on analysis of the one, and only, data set specifically looking at the impact of overstuff to warmth that is the result. But...
  15. It depends, but it isn't much. Based on the data...

    It depends, but it isn't much. Based on the data available over stuff adds about 0.1 to 0.2*F per percent over stuff. I usually estimate it at 0.15*F/%.

    So for 1oz in a standard Incubator 20 with...
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    Conceptually yes, shaping the hammock can let you...

    Conceptually yes, shaping the hammock can let you adjust the way it lays. However you'll find it's very easy to get the shape wrong, and end up with a hammock that has a ridge down the center, and...
  17. I'm in if we go during the 1st or 2nd weekend in...

    I'm in if we go during the 1st or 2nd weekend in June. Sounds like a good trip, I've been wanting to hike scc for some time now.
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    Yep. What are you wanting to know?

    Yep. What are you wanting to know?
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    +1 on the grosgrain binding not being necessary -...

    +1 on the grosgrain binding not being necessary - only add's weight, and complexity to the project IMO.

    The only change I would make would be to sandwich the tarp between the webbing for the tie...
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    Keep working at it. Hand rolling a hem is a good...

    Keep working at it. Hand rolling a hem is a good skill to learn for DIY. Once you get the hang of it the slipperiness of the material wont be a problem.

    One trick I use to help keep an even hem is...
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    You can also use the bookmark feature of your web...

    You can also use the bookmark feature of your web browser.
  22. Thread: UQ shape

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    There is a lot of discussion about UQ shaping if...

    There is a lot of discussion about UQ shaping if you search around. General consensus is what you illustrate is not a good idea, because you are getting rid of material that is needed to get the...
  23. Since it's a DIY affair you might ask the guy you...

    Since it's a DIY affair you might ask the guy you bought it from what his thought process was, but I can't see a reason for it to be made that way....

    That's the first time I've seen someone make...
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    If you're using a ground sheet, why do you need a...

    If you're using a ground sheet, why do you need a waterproof bottom for the bivy?


    Actually, and this may be my ignorance for ground camping showing, why would you need a bivy at all with a...
  25. Make sure you have a map and compass with you. My...

    Make sure you have a map and compass with you. My biggest problem with the Sheltowee so far (starting at the northern terminus) has been poor blazing at intersections, and along the road portions....
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    You can add dots of seam sealer to help prevent...

    You can add dots of seam sealer to help prevent slipage.
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    My only concern would be the hydrostatic head...

    My only concern would be the hydrostatic head rating of the silnylon. A lot of the material we use for tarps wont have a high enough rating to prevent water seepage from the pressure your body will...
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    Have you considered using hand lotion to treat...

    Have you considered using hand lotion to treat the dry skin instead?
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    I havent washed my quilt since parching, but I...

    I havent washed my quilt since parching, but I expect a mild detergent wouldn't hurt it. I hand wash also, so no comment if you are using a machine.

    As for stticking to the other side, you need to...
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    Use silicone, or seam sealer. Spread it over the...

    Use silicone, or seam sealer. Spread it over the patch, then apply to the quilt. A fabric glue may work too. I used the silicone because I already had it. This was for a half inch tear for me, but...
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    Sew the triangle to the extension piece, instead...

    Sew the triangle to the extension piece, instead of dividing your extention panels into 2 pieces, make them 2 a each the length of the tarp. This will simplify construction and give you the same...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=98617&d=1418219887
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    99% positive your problem isn't where the pull...

    99% positive your problem isn't where the pull outs are located, but how you are guying them out.

    How are you setting up the tarp? Pics would be best.
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    No, this is downright dangerous. If you don't...

    No, this is downright dangerous. If you don't have proper insulation, don't go out. I've gotten caught out with lower temps than expected. It's miserable, and it drains you significantly, mentally...
  35. Thread: I'm the grinch!

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    I'm so confused...I feel like there's a story...

    I'm so confused...I feel like there's a story here, but I don't see it...
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    I really don't understand this clamor for a 12ft...

    I really don't understand this clamor for a 12ft ridgeline lately. I've slept through storms in an 11ft hammock under an 11ft ridgeline and had no issues.

    You can get the edge size you want, or...
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    Because it's dimensions are symmetric. Calculate...

    Because it's dimensions are symmetric. Calculate the dimension's for a single panel based off the dimensions given, and you'll see what I mean.

    I calculated the missing dimension for you. Shown...
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    Also note if you follow fronkeys measurements...

    Also note if you follow fronkeys measurements your tarp will be lopsided. One end cut will be steeper than the other. For an even tarp change the "2" dimension to "1.75" or change the "7.5" dimension...
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    Try adjusting how you hang the hammock. I found I...

    Try adjusting how you hang the hammock. I found I could eliminate my calf rdige by adjusting how high I hung my foot end.
  40. I have a spare 12mm IMUSA pot with lid if you...

    I have a spare 12mm IMUSA pot with lid if you want it.
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    The RR is a great hammock, however it is fairly...

    The RR is a great hammock, however it is fairly heavy for backpacking - with the total system weighing over 30oz. If you can find a way to use your hiking poles as spreader bar's when backpacking...
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    My observation is your initial setting should be...

    My observation is your initial setting should be higher, because once loaded the hammock will sag down further than a GE - due to the way the suspension works. This means hanging it "tighter" when...
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    Oh, by "working out the kinks" I thought you were...

    Oh, by "working out the kinks" I thought you were having some problem.


    Basically as long as your post's are further apart than your minimum hang distance, you're good to go. And for how high?...
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    It's all about comma placement!

    It's all about comma placement!
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    Down linen's is about the best you'll find now a...

    Down linen's is about the best you'll find now a day's. Some people will scavenge from pillows, etc, but that's questionable quality, and not DWR treated. Not much help now, but if you're every...
  46. Thread: Argon Baffles?

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    Mesh allows better airfow through the quilt,...

    Mesh allows better airfow through the quilt, helping it loft easier, and compress easier.

    Argon (or any woven) would also be a pain because it will fray. Will need some type of treatment to...
  47. Thread: Serger question

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    I'll dispute that. Typically we don't use a...

    I'll dispute that. Typically we don't use a serger, however I've been contemplating how using one may make construction of some projects easier/faster. Especially a 5 thread+ machine. My only barrier...
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    DIY definitely saves money. A penny saved is a...

    DIY definitely saves money. A penny saved is a penny earned. Like sargevining said, if you're not making money with your time, your not loosing money by making it yourself. There is only opportunity...
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    A square 8x8 or 9x9 tarp was very popular not too...

    A square 8x8 or 9x9 tarp was very popular not too long ago. Now hex tarps proliferate the sport. Mostly because hex tarp's will give a bit more coverage on the extreme ends. You may have some...
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    Sounds like a good problem to have!

    Sounds like a good problem to have!
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