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    The whip itself will be slightly more narrow, but...

    The whip itself will be slightly more narrow, but you make up for that by not having the tight sides that restrict the diagonal lay by pushing your shoulder/feet away from the edge. It seems to me I...
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    I have tried using a 5/8's inch climbing rope...

    I have tried using a 5/8's inch climbing rope through the channel which was tied as close to the 12" diameter tree as possible. This did indeed spread the channel out a bit, but I still felt as if...
  3. For my Jungle hammock, I like using the Warbonnet...

    For my Jungle hammock, I like using the Warbonnet style gather: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15205
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    Full timer here. Could someone start a poll on...

    Full timer here. Could someone start a poll on this subject?
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    I have washed my no-name double hammock at least...

    I have washed my no-name double hammock at least 25 times. Top loader, normal cycle, regular laundry detergent. Have even put it in the dryer a few times when I was in a hurry.
    This is my...
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    Hi Cranky Bear, on the final gripping wrap, you...

    Hi Cranky Bear, on the final gripping wrap, you could try wrapping the line two or three more times than normal to make up the difference in diameter.

    To keep the line from falling out of the...
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    Slices of bicycle inner tube are super strong,...

    Slices of bicycle inner tube are super strong, and free as litter on most bike paths/trails.
  8. Thread: Diy Spe?

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    I made an effective torso length SPE in the same...

    I made an effective torso length SPE in the same fashion as ldcakes. Doubled up blue walmart pats got me to 28*F without complaint.
    Once you have used a foam pad a few times it should have some...
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    You could try the W whipping with out pulling the...

    You could try the W whipping with out pulling the sides out. Pulled sides restrict your diagonal IMHO.
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    I picked up a Jansport Scout from sports...

    I picked up a Jansport Scout from sports authority for around $25. I only use the frame portion which is really lite and quiet comfy.
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    Nice video! I think I'm finally ready to start on...

    Nice video! I think I'm finally ready to start on my own bridge hammock.
    Judging by your dog's reaction to the fall, he didn't seem to be very surprised lol. I'll bet he muttered "told ya so". :)
  12. I have my Claytor setup like the one in opies...

    I have my Claytor setup like the one in opies video. I find it more comfortable this way.
    Either way will work.
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    On my Claytor, I burned small holes in the center...

    On my Claytor, I burned small holes in the center of the grosgrain that the spreader bars attach to. I was more comfortable doing this than making holes in the weaker netting.
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    Looks really good, much better than my first few...

    Looks really good, much better than my first few stuff sacks.
    My machine was hit or miss with the heavy duty thread. Dropped down in thread size and things got much better.
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    By looking at your pics in posts #7 and #14 I...

    By looking at your pics in posts #7 and #14 I think I see your troubles. I tried that exact whipping before and had similar results. Leaving some of the fabric out of the whipping to form the pocket...
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    I think you should try the tutorial Knotty made....

    I think you should try the tutorial Knotty made. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15205

    At the very least remove the ropes from the side channels.
    I have tried nearly every...
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    Looks really good! Before you change anything...

    Looks really good!
    Before you change anything spend some more time relaxing in it. I have tried many different ways of whipping's and for me the method you are using is the most comfortable.
    ...
  18. Thread: Washing an ENO

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    I have washed my cheap double hammock in a top...

    I have washed my cheap double hammock in a top load washer about a dozen times. No problems so far.
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    I had to wait 14 days. Hard to find another (turn...

    I had to wait 14 days. Hard to find another (turn key) set-up like it though. Where abouts are you in Florida?
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    Add 1 more. 170lbs, 3/8" screw hooks centered and...

    Add 1 more. 170lbs, 3/8" screw hooks centered and pre-drilled into pine studs. 2000+ hours of "testing" without failure. Knocks on wood!:D
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    Greybeard, Have you pulled the sides a bit...

    Greybeard, Have you pulled the sides a bit (whipping) like the typical speer design? I found that pulled sides plus a stretchy material cause my shoulders discomfort.
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    So, who is going to build the first chainmail...

    So, who is going to build the first chainmail hammock sock (faraday cage) :D
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    I have whipped my claytor jungle and cheap double...

    I have whipped my claytor jungle and cheap double hammock with the warbonnet method. I noticed much less "bathtub" effect.
    Another benefit for me is being able to easily remove the larks headed...
  24. Thread: Fid Question

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    I use the double wire method for 1.75(lash-it) to...

    I use the double wire method for 1.75(lash-it) to 1/8. Simple and cheap is right. Makes it a quick and easy job.
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    I have had a similar experience with the speer...

    I have had a similar experience with the speer top blanket. I use a roll top sack that is about twice the size of the supplied stuff sack.
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    I tried the hennessey style gather on my diy and...

    I tried the hennessey style gather on my diy and didnt like it. Best for me was to gather it similar to sewn channel hammock.
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    Any chance you would be able to through bolt the...

    Any chance you would be able to through bolt the hooks?
    I had some doubts about my screw in hooks but they have held fast.
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    If your house has a wood frame two hooks are very...

    If your house has a wood frame two hooks are very easy to install.
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    Do try west marine. The west I go to has a...

    Do try west marine. The west I go to has a bargain center where I have gotten all sorts of neat stuff, including excellent line.
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    Beautiful work!

    Beautiful work!
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    I will also recommend hollow core polypropylene...

    I will also recommend hollow core polypropylene rope. connections can be spliced for a clean look and retaining most of the ropes strength.
  32. WOW! those are some fantastic thermals. Call in...

    WOW! those are some fantastic thermals. Call in the gliders!
  33. most excellent.

    most excellent.
  34. WOW! Did you have to pay any additional shipping...

    WOW!
    Did you have to pay any additional shipping charges?
  35. Claytor ring/buckle users

    Has anyone tried tying the netting cord to the rings? I just tried doing this and it seems like a good fix to save the hammock if the webbing was to slip. I use a structural ridge line so with the...
  36. hmmm... might be time to consider a blackbird.:) ...

    hmmm... might be time to consider a blackbird.:)
    I love my claytor, but I will be getting my "warbonnet on" in the future.
  37. I'll be using some "canary cord", something that...

    I'll be using some "canary cord", something that will break before the netting or the hammock. I also use ring buckles and its just a matter of time before I forget the slipped half hitch.
    I also...
  38. Looking at the pics I thought it must have been...

    Looking at the pics I thought it must have been the netting being tied off that cause the tear when the body suspension gave. Whats strange to me is that the netting held and the nylon body gave, I...
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    Well if thats the case and you have a little more...

    Well if thats the case and you have a little more money to invest you may look at some of the lighter sil nylon options. If your not a gram weenie the claytor diamond is really nice though.
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    How will you be using it and where? If you have...

    How will you be using it and where? If you have to carry it camping/hiking on your back I would go with the claytor tarp. If your setting up a base camp type thing the sg tarp would be nice. also big...
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    This is exactly what I had in mind. Then...

    This is exactly what I had in mind.




    Then this comment brings me back to the reality of having NO experience with a bridge hammock. How about using a webbing grab handle to assist getting in...
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    I think you may have had trouble with the stock...

    I think you may have had trouble with the stock webbing by hanging high and tight. I use the identical suspension for my claytor as you do(webbing/ rings), but swapped the claytor webbing to a cheap...
  43. Thread: New to Forum

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    I love the feeling of being right between laying...

    I love the feeling of being right between laying on your back and laying on your side, just not possible on a bed. Most nights I awake in the exact position as I fell asleep.

    My king size heated...
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    It can only get better from here. Once you find...

    It can only get better from here. Once you find the right sag use a ridge line to help make the set-up consistent. Took me at least 10 nights to get used to hanging, now its the only way I can get a...
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    Welcome! I'm a side sleeper only in bed,...

    Welcome!
    I'm a side sleeper only in bed, probably a comfort issue. In the hammock I almost always sleep diagonally on my back. You might try to make a simple gathered end hammock from a large...
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    Have a look at http://mosquitohammock.com/ The...

    Have a look at http://mosquitohammock.com/

    The Jungle hammock comes complete ready to hang with a nice tarp. The hammock is double layered for easy use with a pad for insulation. The 150 dollar...
  47. Thread: Bubblewrap

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    I have used the mylar/bubble wrap truck window...

    I have used the mylar/bubble wrap truck window shade with surprising results. There are definitely better options out there but they do work for mild weather. I will probably use a small mylar/bubble...
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    I have had the same experience with the claytor...

    I have had the same experience with the claytor webbing. As long as you hang with some sag its really all you need. I havent used the claytor webbing in the rain yet but per your posts I have a...
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    Google search results smc rings show strength...

    Google search results smc rings show strength between 3,400 - 4,400lbs.
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    http://www.rei.com/product/471123 Not sure if...

    http://www.rei.com/product/471123
    Not sure if they ship to Sweden though...
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