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  1. WTB: I still have the a lot of the ACU fabric I sent...

    I still have the a lot of the ACU fabric I sent to you last year. Shipping is a huge expense from the USA, but we can work something out if you are interested.
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    Somewhere between 70-75F is where most people...

    Somewhere between 70-75F is where most people stop needing any real insulation to speak of. If the wind picks up you might want something to block it. If you sleep in mostly bare skin you might want...
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    I'll take it!

    I'll take it!
  4. Because sometimes a few inches of adjustment...

    Because sometimes a few inches of adjustment helps to correct a sloppy hang. If you are leaving it up like in a bedroom, then yeah no adjustment needed. Though for camping where each hang is a little...
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    If you just want to practice with splicing,...

    If you just want to practice with splicing, cheaply, you can get a spool of braided mason line. This isn't good for much of anything aside from guylines and practice, but it is cost effective for...
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    Insul-brite is mostly breathable in my...

    Insul-brite is mostly breathable in my experience. As for the other layers, IDK, can you blow air through it at all?

    Does it need to be breathable?

    In short yes, can you get away with...
  7. I can't post pic at the moment so dismiss me if...

    I can't post pic at the moment so dismiss me if you like...

    You can even use 3/8" grossgrain and the mitten hook o-rings from DIYgearsupply. I used them on a small tarp I made. Despite some high...
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    I have this image in my head of ... ...

    I have this image in my head of ...

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2011-06/62043650-01135643.jpg

    This guy, Dean Winters, great actor from the HBO series OZ. Anyway, him with a...
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    I would go with 1" ID forged eye bolts 3.5"long. ...

    I would go with 1" ID forged eye bolts 3.5"long. The problem my arise when you test the build quality of your frame work. There is the possibilty you could pull a stud out of the wall. A hammock...
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    Hammock Gear 4season cat cut cuben fiber ...

    Hammock Gear 4season cat cut cuben fiber



    Cat cuts help to keep a taught pitch especially useful with silnylon. Not really needed with cuben since cuben doesn't stretch, I got the cat cuts...
  11. The best use for a space blanket IMO is as it was...

    The best use for a space blanket IMO is as it was intended as an emergencey preventative for hypothermia. If you get soaked in 50F or below you will be glad you had it in your pack. Otherwise it...
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    1.7DL WBBB w/suspension = 32.2oz DIY 1.0DL BB...

    1.7DL WBBB w/suspension = 32.2oz
    DIY 1.0DL BB clone w/suspension = 21.5oz
    1.7DL WB Traveler w/ bug net & suspension = 38.8oz
    40D (1.8oz) 12' ACU Hammock blank = 14.3oz

    Just the examples I had...
  13. I have been using dynaglide whoopies for my tarp...

    I have been using dynaglide whoopies for my tarp doors for over a year. I have found that adjustment does require a significant amount of slack. I have mine on about 6" of 1/16" shockcord. They have...
  14. Red is my least favorite color but the price is...

    Red is my least favorite color but the price is right. I'll take them.
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    As Shug said just about anything will work for...

    As Shug said just about anything will work for porch mode. I'm of the school of thought that one segmented, collapsible aluminum pole is as good as another. So, I buy the cheap flick lock type from...
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    Weight would not be an issue for everyone, but...

    Weight would not be an issue for everyone, but the price is just ludicrous. Not to mention I have gotten a bad impression of the inventor based on some of his grossly blanket statements regarding the...
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    I know, right, a ZT for $100 is just...

    I know, right, a ZT for $100 is just unfathomable!


    I'll take the Izula II - pending PM inquiry.
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    Pay It Forward Its all a bit confusing for me...

    Pay It Forward

    Its all a bit confusing for me but many members spend a lot of time digging through that thread.
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    I've considered making a net like this, 3...

    I've considered making a net like this, 3 pannels. I had thought I would somehow stake the sides out from the lower seam on each side to keep the net taught. I pretty much abandoned the idea as I...
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    I probably shouldn't but... I'll take the...

    I probably shouldn't but...

    I'll take the last two items. (Fabric #5 & #11)
    Can I then claim the rest of the Add-on items?
  21. Thread: Severe Wind

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    Location is more important in bad weather. I...

    Location is more important in bad weather. I don't know if this is in line with conventional logic but I try to set up with a tarp end facing into the wind and my doors pitched tight. This presents a...
  22. Poll: HF Annual Boy Scouts of America silent auction

    Here is an idea. What if once a year scout troops listed items they had created along with items donated by forum members in a silent auction? Whereby all proceeds would go back to those scout troops...
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    IDK about lucky. It will probably just get my...

    IDK about lucky. It will probably just get my accused of being a fabric horder a few more times. But, I do see some brown and orange stuff sacks in my future. Possibly even some diy sil...
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    Its all about confidence. You gotta believe the...

    Its all about confidence. You gotta believe the crap coming out of your mouth and fight back the desire to laugh. Of course it works much better face to face, but a guy has to try.

    Where did you...
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    Ambien?? But seriously stomach sleeping is...

    Ambien??

    But seriously stomach sleeping is possible(ish) in a hammock. I've been known to side sleep on occasion. Maybe start there and see how that goes.
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    I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    Attached is a pics of a Grand Trunk Silk Liner...

    Attached is a pics of a Grand Trunk Silk Liner weighting in at 4.55oz
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    I recommend the "All-in-One" system from...

    I recommend the "All-in-One" system from whoopieslings.com religiously. It is a wonderful all inclusive suspension system for your hammock. They also sell SRL and such there. If for whatever reason...
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    Pretty sure it is. I have one that has been used...

    Pretty sure it is. I have one that has been used and abused but still treks on.
  30. I have been known on occasion to carry what I...

    I have been known on occasion to carry what I call a "companion" tarp. It is simply a 60"x60" no seam piece of fabric with hemmed edges and tie outs. Its not much but does serve a few different...
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    I think you are mistaken that was supposed to be...

    I think you are mistaken that was supposed to be shipped to me but by twist of fate and a training error at the P.O. it was delivered to the wrong address. I've been going round and round with them...
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    I can tell you that in general it is better to be...

    I can tell you that in general it is better to be warmer on bottom than on top. I assume that has to do with heat rising and the exposure to wind below. Some people use a 20degF UQ up to 50degF with...
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    OMG! that is a horrible coincidence. I hope the...

    OMG! that is a horrible coincidence. I hope the injuries aren't severe and everyone is ok to continue their hike.
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    From about 75+ I start sleeping I a pair of swim...

    From about 75+ I start sleeping I a pair of swim trunks and tank top with a silk bag liner as TQ and fully vented dri ducks poncho hung below mostly to stop wind.
  35. You can use 3/8th" polyester webbing...

    You can use 3/8th" polyester webbing in the garda hitch set-up. It has a breaking strength of 1500lbs and I have successfully supported 300lbs from it.

    WARNING: Don't tie knots in 3/8th inch...
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    Dual Layers will distribute the weight more and...

    Dual Layers will distribute the weight more and reduce stretch as well; that is without a pad between layers.

    I would recommend a dual layer dream hammock or Polyester table cloth.
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    Every good girlfriend knows what to get her...

    Every good girlfriend knows what to get her hammock hanging boyfriend for his birthday. Mine got me the same thing last year for mine.

    Happy Birthday! And congradulations on finding a good woman....
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    Yeah I've been told the Super 79 was developed...

    Yeah I've been told the Super 79 was developed because the new formula of 77 melts most foams. I have had luck with the generic 3M General Purpose Spray Adhesive. It will bond to polyolefin ( tyvek,...
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    Spray glue is the new duct tape! 3M Super 79...

    Spray glue is the new duct tape!

    3M Super 79 foam cement is the aboslute best thing for gluing foam to lots of different things; so says Adam Savage of Mythbusters. I've only had experience with...
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    I do get a warm fuzzy feeling when I think that...

    I do get a warm fuzzy feeling when I think that something as simple as a piece of fabric hanging between two trees can bring us all together in such a family like manner; it's just magical really.
    ...
  41. Some hard structure (paper) Tyvek is coated with...

    Some hard structure (paper) Tyvek is coated with a sealant after printing to help lock the ink in. Other than that I don't know of there being a right & wrong side. I do know that printing on the...
  42. Grip clips from shelter system inc. are...

    Grip clips from shelter system inc. are specifically made for this purpose. As well Dutch has a product that fills this niche.
  43. Chaps by definition are little more than pants...

    Chaps by definition are little more than pants without a hind end or crotch. Knowing this I would not recommend them for rain protection. They might breath well, but won't offer much protection...
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    Those trees still look pretty far apart to me....

    Those trees still look pretty far apart to me. Try to find a set that are a little closer together. With practice you will be better at eyeballing the distance, but I still use the 4-6 paces rule for...
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    There has been a lot of success using "my luxe"...

    There has been a lot of success using "my luxe" brand pillows from Bloomingdales (available on ebay)
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    Poll: FYI: A small amount of amonia in the wash will...

    FYI: A small amount of amonia in the wash will remove smoke orders. I've been doing it to my clothes for years. I've found it works better than the name brand oder removers. YMMV
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    Same concept but I use tyvek. A little tape and...

    Same concept but I use tyvek. A little tape and it was easy to fold the edges over to create a bath tube floor of sorts. I leave my pack on it too. Thus far its been waterproof and convenient.
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    Another convert is born! I find that my neck...

    Another convert is born!

    I find that my neck stiffness is almost always the result of tension maintained by me throughout the night; even with a pillow, at home or in hammock. When I find myself...
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    Its already been said once I just wanna politely...

    Its already been said once I just wanna politely remind that caps are not necessary. That being said...

    I'm right there with you in weight. I've been hanging for about 2 years now. Started with...
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    I'm interested to see some experimenting with the...

    I'm interested to see some experimenting with the wool in various forms. I've often wonderd if wool rovings could just be sewn between two piece of nylon and how warm that would be. I honestly have...
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