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    you'd be pretty hard pressed to find a 4by post...

    you'd be pretty hard pressed to find a 4by post without some knots.. finding one with solid knots would be my goal. if you want to use a 4X4 post, I would suggest that you place a "stretcher" ...
  2. P.S. after talking with R.A., I was so steaming...

    P.S. after talking with R.A., I was so steaming angry that I went to their F.B. site and vented about their lack of help. a day later I received an email with perfuse apologies. but STILL, no...
  3. I called a few weeks ago wanting to get permits...

    I called a few weeks ago wanting to get permits for a hike. they seemed to have no idea! the person I talked with couldn't quite understand hiking/camping. I ended up calling a fed. ranger at, ready...
  4. straight silicone can't seal properly. mix...

    straight silicone can't seal properly. mix silicone caulking, thinned with mineral spirits until it's the consistency of olive oil.( it takes some time to get the two to mix) and with a small foam...
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    spraying on one side might be the best option. I...

    spraying on one side might be the best option. I wanted to have this so that I could lay my backpack on it and feel relatively good about the insects not getting on to it or shoes, etc.( scorpions in...
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    treating Tyvek with Permethrin

    I want to treat a Tyvek ground cloth with this insect repellant( will probably use the kite building Tyvek) . my limited experience with Tyvek, suggests that it's not very absorbent. so my question...
  7. congratulations on your retirement! you might...

    congratulations on your retirement! you might consider a bit of DIY. as a starter you might consider making yourself a cuben tarp...the lay out is fairly simple and the weight savings considerable!...
  8. early on I did search for that thread, but wasn't...

    early on I did search for that thread, but wasn't turning it up for some reason. I ended up using denatured alcohol....it was the only thing that was mentioned on that link , that I already had on...
  9. cleaning pine pitch off of hammock straps

    went out for a short three day hike...night one I had to hang from trees. all the trees in this area are ozzing of pitch! I didn't fully realize that they would be such a problem. now the straps are...
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    yeppers, I always use 3-4-5. don't buy anything...

    yeppers, I always use 3-4-5. don't buy anything unless if you have to
  11. Good luck on your commercial venture

    Good luck on your commercial venture
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    I'm lucky to vacation winters, on the south side...

    I'm lucky to vacation winters, on the south side of JTNP, fun area . You might look into taking a hundred feet of mule tape to go with the hardware .
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    Well you've got shelter already covered....how...

    Well you've got shelter already covered....how about a blowup matterss? And something to heat up food, and a pot? Once you know what all you're going to drag along, it'll be apparent how big a pack...
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    increase the humidity in the house

    increase the humidity in the house
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    the lesson , could well be- "Don't trust daddy!"

    the lesson , could well be- "Don't trust daddy!"
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    that seems like a very poor way to answer the...

    that seems like a very poor way to answer the tree damage quandary...the compressive forces are concentrated on to one or two sticks...mostly on the back side. not what I see as a good trade off,...
  17. The 15-91 has been mounted to quite a few...

    The 15-91 has been mounted to quite a few different cabinets... I would rexamine the wires that duck down to the foot peddle controller from the sewing deck. The folding in of the sewing machine and...
  18. Poll: Draw string with omni tape diy... target range 30f

    Draw string with omni tape diy... target range 30f
  19. I was at a local sporting goods store...

    I was at a local sporting goods store yesterday....for the first time I saw led tent stakes. all I could do is shake my head.
  20. a stand on top of a carpet will offer the...

    a stand on top of a carpet will offer the greatest sound reduction.( or more layers) nothing will eliminate it 100%!...unless if you add DISTANCE from the noise
  21. They,re probably using neoprene-not quite at the...

    They,re probably using neoprene-not quite at the preformnce level I was hoping for. But might just have to settle for it.
  22. took a look at -40's site...they don't disclose...

    took a look at -40's site...they don't disclose what it is they use for insulation. but might just dump the project into their laps if I get too close to departure deadline- thanks for the lead. I...
  23. mat'l suggestions-making an insulated bag for a water bladder

    as the title suggests, I'm trying my hand at making an insulation outer covering for a water bladder. and need suggestions as to what mat'l to use. after visiting the various online water bladder...
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    If I were to buy only one quilt, it would be an...

    If I were to buy only one quilt, it would be an under. A top simplely lays on top...not much work needed since gravity is lending a helping hand . but an under some sorta suspension system needs to...
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    FS: tarp sold..t.y.

    tarp sold..t.y.
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    taking measurments from a WBBB

    I'm not crazy...but I do have my moments! like my newest project. I want to build a dirigible. and since I'm building it for me, I want to save as much weight as possible- this by making it with as...
  27. free to a good home- you pick up in tacoma

    I'm trying to pare down on unused equipment and I have one MSR Isopr fuel blend canister, 8floz. http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/msr-8-oz-isopro-canister-fuel/pid-528651 frankly I'd much rather give...
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    FS: sale pending on the...

    sale pending on the tarp..................................... but I wanted to include that if you're considering the MSR PocketRocket AND live close enough to pick it up in person..i'll include one...
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    FS: NOHA'S 12 tarp & MSR pocket rocket

    Kelly Noah'S 12, gray color and used just twice...no holes and no pull out lines,or plastic figure 9's. dark blue stuff sack included. ( approx. 12" long X 4.0" dia- the tarp squeezes down a bit...
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    noah's12 tarp & MSR pocket rocket

    KELTY. NOAH'S 12 , gray and used twice ( no holes and also no guy/pull out lines included- also none of the ome plastic figure nine's) putty in color and navy blue stuff sac.....PP 50.00$
    also- MSR...
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    i liked using a sleeping bag. for car camping..my...

    i liked using a sleeping bag. for car camping..my only problem was the location of the zipper. mine was on the side and it made getting in & out a bit of a pain. a center zip is almost like a quilt...
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    something to consider before you start to sew...

    something to consider before you start to sew 'em......I've found that it's necessary to check the mesh orientation. I went the same route as you and merrily started to sew 'em to the inside of my...
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    Buried depth depends, a lot on the soil. If...

    Buried depth depends, a lot on the soil. If available, I would buy 10 ft long and bury 4. This just might be over kill,but it's a difficult job to do once...doing it twice would be a killer!
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    I finished a tq in the spring. it wasn't...

    I finished a tq in the spring. it wasn't particularly easy but, modifying a sleeping bag might, well be cheaper but starting out with fresh mat'l a lot easier
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    if you wanted to get by cheaply, just go to rei...

    if you wanted to get by cheaply, just go to rei and buy a few mitten hooks-modify as needed
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    70 times the ropes dia. sounds way overboard! in...

    70 times the ropes dia. sounds way overboard! in my readings I see 20-25 and if you want to over do things, go for 30 = 3.25 length bury for 7/64ths line- life just got a bit simpler!
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    cold outside air and humid air inside- is it...

    cold outside air and humid air inside- is it possible that the tarp wasn't leaking?
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    we too have a preponderance of sap ooozing...

    we too have a preponderance of sap ooozing trees....i'm leaning towards, just making 'em cheap enough that you can get over tossing 'em after an outing. not green but it does cut down on the...
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    find a copy of "the complete walker" by colin...

    find a copy of "the complete walker" by colin fletcher. read it of course
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    hiya doc...grew up in busleton..your new hammock...

    hiya doc...grew up in busleton..your new hammock sounds like a great start!
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    great machine for the home hobbyist- that's the...

    great machine for the home hobbyist- that's the model I have, and I love it but I don't use it up to it's full potentional ! 33$ for a machine with so many unknows,coupled with that condition ( and...
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    no need to set the poles below the frost line-...

    no need to set the poles below the frost line- you're building a hammock frame,and not a permited structure!...just place a "spreader" between the two uprights and the load wil shift to ALL downward.
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    no need to set the poles below the frost...

    no need to set the poles below the frost line...just place a "spreader" between the two uprights and the load wil shift to ALL downward.
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    i'm confused- nothing really new to me! are you...

    i'm confused- nothing really new to me! are you asking about the length of the trarp's ridge? or the length of the tarps suspension length?
  45. compression sacs use for packing T & B quilts

    i'm looking at compression sacs for my T&B quilts while hiking.( and motorcycle-camping every other night) ...with that in mind, can down quilts be compressed to the extreme and keeped like that for...
  46. Is the a problem with hanging it in the evening...

    Is the a problem with hanging it in the evening and taking it down in the am?
  47. if i didn't already have a new t.q., i'd go for...

    if i didn't already have a new t.q., i'd go for this!. up to this year i used a 30degree bag and found it quite handy. untill it was blown away into the desert. the only draw back is pack size,...
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    just about all the seam sealers i've run across,...

    just about all the seam sealers i've run across, require thinning out with toluene so that it'll soak into the seam- rather than just smear onto the outside.
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    oops..r.m. right you are! 200lbs at a 30degree...

    oops..r.m. right you are! 200lbs at a 30degree hang is 200lbs on each line. i got work mixed up with play . sorry for the confusion
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    r.m. the total weight applyed to EACH line is the...

    r.m. the total weight applyed to EACH line is the same...not halved. in the example you offered a person (plus hammock n gear) weighting 200lbs,hang angle of 30degrees-yeilds 400lbs on each...
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