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    At Philmont Scout camp for a week long leadership...

    At Philmont Scout camp for a week long leadership training. All day long we were reminded to put "All" items that had a smell into the Bear Box. That night we are all asleep and we start hearing...
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    Can you add a fixed loop and "s" hooks to the bed...

    Can you add a fixed loop and "s" hooks to the bed frame. Then when in use in side just slip the continuous loop over the s hook and either un-hitch the whoopies or roll up and wire tie out of way. ...
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    Synthetic loose fill insulation. Some folks love...

    Synthetic loose fill insulation. Some folks love it for water concerns. It weighs a little more though and doesn't compress as much.
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    I think after reading that the second trip report...

    I think after reading that the second trip report would be:
    1. pick trees
    2. string dog run between trees and connect dog
    3. start setting up camp.
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    Look around here and you will find many folks...

    Look around here and you will find many folks have found ways to solve the camporee issue. Portable hammock stands! When I say they are not backpacking I am thinking 7-20 miles. At 10 they should...
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    Cheap non slippery guy lines, Mason line at...

    Cheap non slippery guy lines, Mason line at walmart or etc. Cheap as you can get ~$2 100ft and durable enough since it is for outdoor use. Used it a lot fishing, trot lines and drop lines.

    At...
  7. I would mix your silicone to mineral spirits a...

    I would mix your silicone to mineral spirits a little heavy on the mineral spirits and then dip the tarps. Make sure press, turn, press, pull out and restuff, and press some more. Should get some...
  8. Those do not break clean. They make a mess when...

    Those do not break clean. They make a mess when they break. On the bright side I have seen one bent almost to 90 degrees before it started to pop. The flex of these is very different from a tent...
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    Yeah I haven't had the pleasure to see a CF tarp...

    Yeah I haven't had the pleasure to see a CF tarp yet. Hope to soon.
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    I think he meant a good clear tarp. Say clear CF.

    I think he meant a good clear tarp. Say clear CF.
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    Looks good!

    Looks good!
  12. If you have camping gear rethink some of it.. I...

    If you have camping gear rethink some of it.. I bet you have a tarp. Does your tent have a ground cloth under it when you set it up? That is a tarp in a different usage. Does your tent have a...
  13. Haven't signed up yet but am trying to get this...

    Haven't signed up yet but am trying to get this planned into the family calendar for at least me.
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    A solution I found for the private changing area...

    A solution I found for the private changing area in cub scouts were we did family camping, some tents too small for parents to change in and two adults and kids hammock camping was a "shower"...
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    The reason a spanning board is recommended isn't...

    The reason a spanning board is recommended isn't to change it from a single point of failure but to move that point of failure from the wall studs to the "sacrificial" spanner board.
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    Doesn't the tomato ones also sharpen the pins as...

    Doesn't the tomato ones also sharpen the pins as you push them into it? Thought that was why is sounds like you are shoving a pin through grit rather than stuffing. Also though the little hanging...
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    I am formally of Oklahoma, did they give you a...

    I am formally of Oklahoma, did they give you a town name? That would help a lot.
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    Thanks for the replies. Ramblinrev, I...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Ramblinrev, I understand buying it is a lot better for quality control. I have more time to work on getting quality than money to buy quality.

    More on my idea for...
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    Down Recovery Questions

    These may have already been covered, but I have been unable to locate any info.

    1. If you are recovering down and do not have the FP listed how do you determine it for reuse? Is there a...
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    French felled seam, When making the 2nd seam pass...

    French felled seam, When making the 2nd seam pass the trip for me was to first carefully roll up one half of the tarp material and clamp it with binder clamps to keep it in place then it would pass...
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    Mini Turtle dog stand for the table top stand...

    Mini Turtle dog stand for the table top stand would work well.
  22. Thread: Made a Geodome!

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    EMT stands for Electrical metallic tubing. Might...

    EMT stands for Electrical metallic tubing. Might also be referred to as thin wall conduit.
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    That would have to have been A LOT of rain. ...

    That would have to have been A LOT of rain. Almost looks like an abandoned tent or photo planned.
  24. Thread: Hammock skins

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    Dollar store bound> Thanks for that info Lost...

    Dollar store bound> Thanks for that info Lost Biker. The loofa just seems like a smart way if I can get it to work for me.
  25. Thread: Hammock skins

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    Yes recently tried the walmart loofah for $1 and...

    Yes recently tried the walmart loofah for $1 and it didn't even make it over the hammock one time before it was shredded..
  26. Thread: Made a Geodome!

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    Ah! Hammer is your friend since it is already a...

    Ah! Hammer is your friend since it is already a flat part :)
  27. Thread: Made a Geodome!

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    If you really look into the desertdomes.com...

    If you really look into the desertdomes.com information they tell you that the flat ends should have a small bend angle in them. for a 10' height I think it is like 18deg. If you didn't originally...
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    Umm t doesn't need to be a wild guess. He has 1m...

    Umm t doesn't need to be a wild guess. He has 1m to fall and the rate of his fall is controlled by gravity, assuming nothing to impede the fall. So he will hit the ground in:
    1 sec = 9.8m travel...
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    Rub it with a dryer sheet. That should discharge...

    Rub it with a dryer sheet. That should discharge it. Might make sure and use liquid fabric softener when you wash it so it gets soaked with it.
  30. National Forest is $500 per square foot of...

    National Forest is $500 per square foot of underbrush or per tree you damage, and $1000 per tree you "Destroy". Cutting more than a certain number of limbs, dead or alive, is considered destroying. ...
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    Try hanging it tight and using a sponge to spread...

    Try hanging it tight and using a sponge to spread the mixture on. Also there is some information out there to make sure that your mixing bucket it very clean or it can cause adhesion problems.
  32. You could do something like this:...

    You could do something like this: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=67360 It sounds like you are on a college campus. Ask a friend that does work study in facilities or...
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    DIYs Filler for 10 character minimum

    DIYs

    Filler for 10 character minimum
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    Nicely laid out. Thank You!

    Nicely laid out. Thank You!
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    Make a larks head around the fabric right were...

    Make a larks head around the fabric right were the gathered ball is. Using the continuous loop. This way you have a loop of amsteel sticking out to hook around the end of the center pole on the...
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    Mike your question is fine. gmcttr is trying to...

    Mike your question is fine. gmcttr is trying to help Floridahanger understand.

    Think about Physics class if you ever took it, and the vectors of force being applied.. they are both compression...
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    Looks like the fabric got a tear and the stress...

    Looks like the fabric got a tear and the stress from being stretched ripped it across. Possible that you had something sharp on you or in a pocket?
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    About a 1/4" long cuts along the curve spread as...

    About a 1/4" long cuts along the curve spread as needed to get the curve to lay out flat enough to not pull out when sewing. If you look through the DIY tarp threads there is a couple of times it is...
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    Cut small slits on the edge of the curves. Allows...

    Cut small slits on the edge of the curves. Allows fabric to "fold" without the wrinkles. Cuts then get rolled into hem.
  40. Thread: DYI what order.

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    Tarp would be a priority. UQ you can hold off...

    Tarp would be a priority.

    UQ you can hold off on until you can afford or make. Sleeping bag and pad will work until then.
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    I like! Thank you. This will help me very much!

    I like! Thank you. This will help me very much!
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    Good luck! My spouse will not join me and the...

    Good luck! My spouse will not join me and the kids no matter what I try. More than willing to buy us the gear needed at least.
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    Yeah most disturbing part doesn't have near...

    Yeah most disturbing part doesn't have near enough info with it. Depending on were the camera was and if it was disclosed in the agreement you signed they could have been breaking the law!
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    The original post was that the spinn tarp was...

    The original post was that the spinn tarp was noisy and was wondering about using machine to simulate lots of use. Your response to idea of using tennis ball treatment to simulate that use was that...
  45. Thread: Made a Geodome!

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    Nice! Hummm wonder if I could build one as a Yard...

    Nice! Hummm wonder if I could build one as a Yard Toy for the kids and get it past the budget committee at home...
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    About to build my first siliconized tarp and...

    About to build my first siliconized tarp and wondering what the tennis ball treatment would do to hurt it? Since you put it in with no heat. I could see the heat leaching the silicon out.

    Thanks...
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    Tennis ball treatment in the dryer? Seems that...

    Tennis ball treatment in the dryer? Seems that would simulate a lot of usage.
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    Distance between poles is ridgeline length when...

    Distance between poles is ridgeline length when hung + suspension minimum length. So 100" + 12" if you are using 12" continuous loops. Both can hang between the same poles you will just need to have...
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    That is some serious upwards bowing in the second...

    That is some serious upwards bowing in the second picture and with no load.. bad pole on that one?

    Attachment points look right to not have any bowing so that why I ask.
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    Link got lost :(

    Link got lost :(
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