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    I've used some from a few vendors, and some plain...

    I've used some from a few vendors, and some plain old stuff from walmart. it seemed about the same. If i'm ordering other stuff from a vendor i'll get some grosgrain, but if I'm in the middle of a...
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    I used 6 ounce in mine, its got about 2" loft....

    I used 6 ounce in mine, its got about 2" loft. According to the chart at ripstopbytheroll I should should get more warmth out of it than I do. I get down into the low 40s with it and its good, but...
  3. Thread: DIY tarp test

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    DIY tarp test

    Made my first tarp from hyper-d 1 ounce from ripstopbytheroll. I still need to seal the seams (and the rest of it!). This is NOT silnylon, but calendared nylon, with the slick side on the bottom. I'm...
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    ^^ Moonshine! Although I wouldn't consider that a...

    ^^ Moonshine! Although I wouldn't consider that a "luxury", more a potential necessity (antiseptic, pain reliever, wound cleaner, sleep aid, backup fuel supply...). My luxury item would be my hammock...
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    thanks! I'll try that. I had a bottle of seam...

    thanks! I'll try that. I had a bottle of seam sealer I got from walmart in the camping section, I used it on something before and it worked okay. I can't find it now, haha.
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    Not sure what needle... the same one thats always...

    Not sure what needle... the same one thats always in the machine. I've been using embroidery thread. I think i've got it fixed, I got a piece of 3/8" grosgrain and folded the seam over one more time,...
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    looks good. I used the felled seam, and along the...

    looks good. I used the felled seam, and along the one edge the thread holes are visible, especially when I pull on it like there's a wind load. I like the idea of the grosgrain as a...
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    "Taco" is my trail name, a friend of mine gave it...

    "Taco" is my trail name, a friend of mine gave it to me because I was the only hammock guy in the group. Ive since converted one other guy to hanging, and we've had another join the group on and off,...
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    very nice color! great job putting that together.

    very nice color! great job putting that together.
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    Can you post a closeup of the ridge line seam?...

    Can you post a closeup of the ridge line seam? I'm having an issue with mine having clearly visible needle/thread holes and want to see want your seam looks like, and how you waterproofed it.
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    Tarp Seam Sealing?

    Okay so I'm working on a hex tarp out of 1 ounce hyper-d fabric. Will waterproof later. I sewed the two pieces together using a felled seam, but I can clearly see the thread holes along the seam. I...
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    I like the blanket idea. I cut down a cheap...

    I like the blanket idea. I cut down a cheap TexSport "sleeping bag" to use as a hammock/quilt liner, mainly because I hate the feeling of lying right on the hammock fabric. Its thin fleece, and with...
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    I'm 6'2 and I don't mind a shorter hammock. My...

    I'm 6'2 and I don't mind a shorter hammock. My Eno is under 10 feet. I just made one out of some fabric I bought pre tie-dyed that I cut down to around 11 feet and once finished it was closer to 10....
  14. Looks like a great idea! I recently made my first...

    Looks like a great idea! I recently made my first hammock and found it to be very easy and fun, and pretty inexpensive. I'm guessing you could make both a light version and a heavy version for what...
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    I made a hammock chair from hyper-d 1 ounce...

    I made a hammock chair from hyper-d 1 ounce fabric. It holds my 215 pounds just fine but it's really slick. It feels like laying on a plastic bag. I don't think I'd like a hammock in that material....
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    I have the cocoon pillow too, its like a ziplock...

    I have the cocoon pillow too, its like a ziplock bag with a fleece cover. waste of $30. I like my DIY pillow a lot better. I sewed a rectangular prism (remember geometry? Basically a fancy name for a...
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    Last July I did an overnight in the mountain...

    Last July I did an overnight in the mountain bridge wilderness along the SC/NC border. It was warm enough I didn't use the under quilt, but I took it. I was a little cool underneath for a part of the...
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    Agreed! Same in the hennessy, I wind up sliding...

    Agreed! Same in the hennessy, I wind up sliding toward one end with my feet up in the air if I don't have my feet end slightly higher.

    I like my ENO singlenest, Its a great winter hammock (no...
  19. https://theosus1.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/updates-...

    https://theosus1.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/updates-to-the-hennessy-hammock/

    Since I wrote this - I've figured out a new way to hang my stuff, and I've converted everything but my hennessy over to...
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    When I started I just used my trekking pole. It...

    When I started I just used my trekking pole. It never failed once camp was set up, someone would want to day-hike or evening hike and my poles were locked to a tree. Then I switched to a tent-pole...
  21. I just get up and go...

    I just get up and go...
  22. not sure where the kick-*** quilts page went on...

    not sure where the kick-*** quilts page went on here, but I used their instructions to build my under quilt. Made it from m50 fabric and 6ounce climashield. Its cut on the weird diagonal specific to...
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    Pillows are fun and useful. After spending like...

    Pillows are fun and useful. After spending like $35 on an inflatable pillow, I made my own that I like better out of some scrap climashield and half of a $5 cotton pillowcase. Yes. Cotton. Because I...
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    My first DIY was my kick-a$$-quilts under quilt. Made of m50 fabric and 6 ounce climashield, it keeps me warm to the mid 30s. It was a necessity, as my first trip I knew NOTHING about under...
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    I didnt. I've been playing with hammock...

    I didnt. I've been playing with hammock suspensions for a few months, trying to improve mine. Finally settled on my inverted whoopie sling method. The hammock chair itself is really just a short...
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    tie dye hammock chair finished...

    Following lots of helpful advice from Trippy Gear, plus learning how to make my own whoopie slings, I dyed and finished my own hammock chair, completely from scratch. I need to practice tie-dying...
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    A thread about thread?

    Its hard to search the term "thread" since thats what we call a series of posts linked together.

    So, what thread do you guys use on DIY projects? I know to use all polyester and no cotton because...
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    I've taken to using dutch's whoopie hooks in the...

    I've taken to using dutch's whoopie hooks in the adjustable loop. I'm changing all my suspensions over to an inverted suspension.

    Typically, the fixed loop goes on the hammock, and the adjustable...
  29. I use a 5 foot tree strap with a loop in each...

    I use a 5 foot tree strap with a loop in each end. I ditched the toggles and just put the fixed end of the whoopie through one loop, and pull the tree strap through the whooped loop so I have a...
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    That's why I always ship stuff to work. I can...

    That's why I always ship stuff to work. I can chuck it in the gear closet and one day a month or so later I can pull it out and start working on it. "What's that?"
    "Just some fabric I've had lying...
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    First full size hammock

    https://theosus1.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/woah-trippy-gear-dude/

    So I made my first full-size hammock out of a piece of cloth I bought through Facebook. It feels very nice, seems quite strong, and...
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    Maybe that's why the Michael's lady looked at me...

    Maybe that's why the Michael's lady looked at me so funny. She asked me "what are you doing with it?" I said, "I'm splicing loops in Amsteel rope". She got a strange look on her face, maybe she was...
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    That tool is SO much better than what I've been...

    That tool is SO much better than what I've been using - I just straightened out a bobby pin, slide one end into the cut end of the rope, and then put a piece of tape around it. Then I have to put the...
  34. I got REALLY lucky I guess. In middle school...

    I got REALLY lucky I guess. In middle school everyone had to spend half a year in shop, and half a year in home ec. The theory being that girls also needed to know how to use screwdrivers and...
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    I didn't even do the locked brummel part. I just...

    I didn't even do the locked brummel part. I just spliced the loop in the rope.
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    On my ENO when I replaced the stock suspension...

    On my ENO when I replaced the stock suspension with whoopies, I ran the whoopie through the channel once, then slipped the end of the adjustable line over the whoopie. The I ran the whoopie through...
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    that hyper D 1 ounce is amazing. I made a hammock...

    that hyper D 1 ounce is amazing. I made a hammock chair from it and it works just fine on my 215 pound frame.
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    Hammock chair experiments.

    So I ordered a hammock chair from Trippy Gear on Facebook, which weighed about a pound. I changed out the suspension, cutting the weight to 2/3 of a pound (.67 pounds by the scale).
    I tried making...
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    I hike with a guy who uses cuben tarps. He said...

    I hike with a guy who uses cuben tarps. He said the only drawback to cuben is it is easy to poke holes in it, where silnylon may get blown up against a branch stub and be okay, cuben will get holes...
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    I'll second that one! I got the hex tarp later as...

    I'll second that one! I got the hex tarp later as an upgrade when my feet got wet on a couple of rainy hikes with the stock diamond tarp. I still use it for almost every hike. Its a bit bulky to pack...
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    I know my hennessy tarps both wind up with a...

    I know my hennessy tarps both wind up with a pronounced curve along the ridge when they are tied out. When I hang them up loosely to dry, there's no curve, so its not a special ridge line, just a...
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    Very nice! What weight fabric did you use? Im...

    Very nice! What weight fabric did you use? Im thinking of maybe some 1.0oz fabric from ripstopbytheroll, and doing the silicon treatment on it myself.
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    The rules are simple. 1. Share a memorable moment...

    The rules are simple. 1. Share a memorable moment you had while camping. It can be funny, scary, weird, etc. It doesn't have to be hammock related. If a deer decided that your tent was in its way, I...
  44. well DUH! sometimes it takes something really...

    well DUH! sometimes it takes something really freaking simple like that to make us all feel really stupid. "Ohhhhhh.... I remember middle school math! Yeah!"

    I measured the bottom of my hennessy...
  45. I eventually want to make my own tarp... I have a...

    I eventually want to make my own tarp... I have a Hennessy Hex which I would like to model it after. The shape is wasteful when you consider the cut corners but for weight and size savings I'd...
  46. Thread: hammock chair

    by Theosus
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    I like my Trippy Gear hammock chair. You just...

    I like my Trippy Gear hammock chair. You just need two trees. No stand required.

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    It used to be on this site, step by step...

    It used to be on this site, step by step instructions. I have a PDF on my hard drive that I saved from here just in case. I guess I'm glad I kept it!
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    I made a DIY quilt using Kick-@$$-Quilts...

    I made a DIY quilt using Kick-@$$-Quilts instructions on this site. Cost me $150 for materials and a couple of days to put together. It works really well down to around 40, and okay down to around...
  49. I made my adjustable ridge line from dynaglide. I...

    I made my adjustable ridge line from dynaglide. I bought this first:

    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/p375/Dynaglide_Adjustable_Ridge_Line.html

    But in my hennesy hammock the whoopie end...
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    That will probably work just fine on an eno. I...

    That will probably work just fine on an eno. I bought one for mine from one of the online vendors (arrowhead equipment I think), and it worked great. I haven't had to move it since I first got it...
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