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    I'm a little late to the party, buuuuuuut. I...

    I'm a little late to the party, buuuuuuut. I made a down underquilt and had to move the down by hand. What I did was use a paper towel tube with bug mesh over the hose of my vacuum cleaner. I was...
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    Seconding hollow paracord. It's plenty strong...

    Seconding hollow paracord. It's plenty strong enough and it flattens to give a nice smooth whipped section. Just make sure that you melt the ends a little before you use it or it'll fray 10 ways...
  3. I'm tempted to come out and give it a shot. I...

    I'm tempted to come out and give it a shot. I have a new tarp and Climashield quilts to supplement my down UQ and bag but I haven't tried them all combined yet. I might try them out tonight in the...
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    You could go with this...

    You could go with this if you don't need 1000ft. I purchased a spool of 1/8 and 1/16, each 144yds and am very happy with them both.
  5. I'd jump ALL OVER this machine at this price...

    I'd jump ALL OVER this machine at this price (assuming by 'missing controls' they don't mean the power cord): http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/app/5889478287.html

    Even if it needs a...
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    And how! I paid the princely sum of $100 for my...

    And how! I paid the princely sum of $100 for my Singer 500A and learned how to maintain on an old Kenmore rotary machine that I got for free. I wouldn't trade that Singer for any new machine...
  7. I ended up going with a single layer of 5oz. Now...

    I ended up going with a single layer of 5oz. Now to wait for the materials to arrive. Gottaa finish my silpoly rain tarp before they do, hopefully.
  8. Given that DIYGearSupply lists it as a vapor...

    Given that DIYGearSupply lists it as a vapor barrier in practical application, I'm going to go ahead and skip it. I'm not looking for that extra technical difficulty in my camping endeavors.
  9. Thread: Help!!!

    by zooshooter
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    Seconding Tenacious Tape. I've heard lots of...

    Seconding Tenacious Tape. I've heard lots of good stuff about it being used for this exact type of repair.
  10. Climashield comparison/question: 2.5 x2 vs 5.0 x1.

    I'm looking at making some climashield UQs. I've read that it can be beneficial to use two half thickness layers to even out irregularities in the insulation vs a single full thickness layer. Can...
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    I've done both single and double. Can't tell the...

    I've done both single and double. Can't tell the difference between the two when I'm laying in the hammock. I used polyester upholstery/outdoor thread for my projects and am pushing 275lbs, but the...
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    I'm coming, might be bringing the wife as she's...

    I'm coming, might be bringing the wife as she's starting to get in to hammocks more.
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    I'm waiting on approval for time off, but I am...

    I'm waiting on approval for time off, but I am hoping to be there.
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    I just now checked on RSBTR's website using Apex...

    I just now checked on RSBTR's website using Apex 10 as my guinea pig to get the shipping up to $110. It's 25 YARDS to get shipping that high. Something is definitely not adding up.
  15. Good question. I'm assuming the process used was...

    Good question. I'm assuming the process used was proprietary as it wasn't mentioned in the articles I found. I never got around to testing any mixes of the insulations myself. My pods ended up...
  16. It has come up before. It's one of the, if not...

    It has come up before. It's one of the, if not THE, first topics I posted about. End result was, that a 50/50 mix of floofs and down is as effective as 100% down. 100% floofs on the otherhand was...
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    For what it's worth, the letter of the law on...

    For what it's worth, the letter of the law on copyright allows a person to create an exact copy of something made commercially if it is for personal use only. Once you try to sell that thing then it...
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    Husqvarna Viking Sewing machines

    I've read a few people's posts about how they love their Vikings because they have a 'low gear' on them that allows them to more easily stitch through heavier materials. Do all Vikings have this...
  19. Seconding the cardboard tube method. I used a...

    Seconding the cardboard tube method. I used a cheapo dirt devil vacuum with bug net over the hose end, then I slipped the cardboard tube over that and use it to suck up down. I measured out the...
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    Costco Down Throws

    Bolingbrook, IL location has them in. Saw them this past weekend but had to make sure I got a few before I alerted the ravenous hordes. They had grey, blue, and purple in stock, in a stack almost...
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    I wasn't sure if the higher loft would be a...

    I wasn't sure if the higher loft would be a better insulator in a given enclosed space due to being able to more efficiently fill out the space. But, I suppose that if the space is sufficient for...
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    The only thing that I would note is that changing...

    The only thing that I would note is that changing the overstuff and fill power values doesn't seem to be affecting the temperature rating output. If I have a given volume and am filling it with the...
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    And here I've been doing all my stuff sacks and...

    And here I've been doing all my stuff sacks and bishop bags with regular old sewing machines.
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    Is that a featherweight I see in the...

    Is that a featherweight I see in the background??!?!!?
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    Bridge spreader bar lengths

    I want to try a bridge hammock as I tend to sleep better on my stomach/side but I am stuck on some points. I've been looking at Dutch's spreader bars but I don't know which length of spreader bars...
  26. I may stop by Saturday night, health dependent. ...

    I may stop by Saturday night, health dependent. I'm getting over a cold and past the worst part of it but have lingering cough that seems to come with every cold. We'll see how it goes.
  27. You put it in your title but didn't explicitly...

    You put it in your title but didn't explicitly ask for it in the body, however, here is a shot of my campsite when I went to Pharaoh Campground right next to the Garden of the Gods area in Shawnee. ...
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    They do, however, require an electric cord to...

    They do, however, require an electric cord to plug in to the wall. That's what I took 'power supply' to mean.
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    I went to my local Goodwill tonight and noticed a...

    I went to my local Goodwill tonight and noticed a Singer 404 there for $7. If anyone is interested and lives in the Tinley Park/Chicago area, drop me a pm and I'll give you the specific store...
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    AWESOME! Glad someone here at HF was able to...

    AWESOME! Glad someone here at HF was able to snag it!
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    My gf and I will also be heading down there...

    My gf and I will also be heading down there although we won't be leaving until Saturday. Maybe we'll see you there. I've never been to this area either, but Koomer Ridge is in a National Forest...
  32. For your permethrin needs, it might be worth your...

    For your permethrin needs, it might be worth your time to check any sort of livestock supply stores in your area for something like this Permethrin concentrate. I have used it to great effect on my...
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    I hope so. I'd go get it myself but I already...

    I hope so. I'd go get it myself but I already have a Rocketeer and can't really justify a 4th sewing machine at the moment. Especially not one that comes in such a large cabinet. I'd dump my 2...
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    Not new to me, but could be new to you. This...

    Not new to me, but could be new to you. This came up on Craigslist in the Chicago area. Wheaton specifically.
  35. As noted, condensation is a big problem with...

    As noted, condensation is a big problem with these blankets. You can't sew mylar. Any holes in the sheet tear out. Add to that the fact that the aluminum coating wears off over time. You'd have...
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    I use pins... Did you not pin it before you...

    I use pins... Did you not pin it before you started sewing?
  37. In the spirit of a DIY project, just use some...

    In the spirit of a DIY project, just use some wood dowels and drill holes through them. You could use hollow/solid aluminum or steel tubing/round stock but I would NOT use anything like a carbon...
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    You're putting way too much weight in it. Single...

    You're putting way too much weight in it. Single person at a time and you won't have them tearing apart on you.
  39. That's a nice score you got there! The Rocketeer...

    That's a nice score you got there! The Rocketeer or that 401 in the $100 ballpark is a great machine. I got my Rocketeer because my Brother wouldn't sew my webbing straps anymore and I don't think...
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    For what it's worth, if you're still...

    For what it's worth, if you're still experimenting, I used either 3/4" or 1" black gas pipe. To connect it, I used a threaded rod that fit tightly inside the pipe. I have Home Depot cut the gas...
  41. Is this the campsite with the fire rings set in...

    Is this the campsite with the fire rings set in the ground and the nearby outhouse? I'll talk to the gf and see if she'll let me come out there Saturday, we have Girl Scout cookies to pick up and I...
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    Count me in.

    Count me in.
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    Another 500A owner chiming in, the Ruffler is...

    Another 500A owner chiming in, the Ruffler is really only useful for making ruffles due to how it operates. I've never been able to get the binder foot to actually work, even with using...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/53701-DIY-Differential-Cut-UQ-Calculator

    First post attachment. Catsplat's calculator accounts for "baffle bulge" if you tell it to. You've got...
  45. I make TC hammocks as well. Made 3 for...

    I make TC hammocks as well. Made 3 for Christmas. I have a few rules for them.

    1 person at a time, no swinging, no sharp objects in pockets.

    The 1 person at a time rule is absolute...
  46. Thread: Woot

    by zooshooter
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    Woot

    Woot has their hammocks up for sale again today. Great way to get in to mosquito-net hammocking for cheap.

    http://www.woot.com/plus/yukon-outfitters-hammocks-12
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    Mine are non-serrated. I haven't used serrated...

    Mine are non-serrated. I haven't used serrated by any brands. I like the non-serrated because they're easier to sharpen and I can do it at home if I'm pinched for time.
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    Gingher shears of any sort with a straight...

    Gingher shears of any sort with a straight cutting edge. You really can't go wrong.
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    Bridge hammock poles

    I recently inquired at QuestOutfitters about their pole end pieces and found out that all of the end caps that are designed to go through grommets have the same diameter sized nipple on the end. ...
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    My high school still taught a home economics...

    My high school still taught a home economics class while I was there. Part of it was sewing yourself a sweatshirt following a pattern. Technically that's how I learned to sew but I didn't touch a...
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