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    Would you be willing to sell any of the down by...

    Would you be willing to sell any of the down by the ounce? Looking for some to make a much much smaller summer underquilt.
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    I've got a PM en-route.
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    What temperature range are you looking for?

    What temperature range are you looking for?
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    I used the 1.8mm tech-line for a while as my SRL...

    I used the 1.8mm tech-line for a while as my SRL and it worked great. Right now I'm using 1.2mm tech-line as my SRL and it's also held up great so far. However, I only weigh ~145 so I'm on the...
  5. I've done this to my HH Hyperlight and it is...

    I've done this to my HH Hyperlight and it is holding up fine. I did it so that in the winter I could use my sleeping bag like a peapod without the netting interfering. Since the netting is cut...
  6. I'd be able to make you one. I've made quite a...

    I'd be able to make you one. I've made quite a few hammocks off that style. PM me if you're interested or if you would like any pictures of my previous work.
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    Is the no-see-um still available?

    Is the no-see-um still available?
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    Was the m90 sold? Also interested in the Caldera...

    Was the m90 sold? Also interested in the Caldera if that deal falls through.
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    Pm'd you about it

    Pm'd you about it
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    I'm 6'1" and I made mine to the same length as...

    I'm 6'1" and I made mine to the same length as Sgt. Rock but a couple inches narrower and it still feels great to me. Certainly enough room. I sleep in the fetal position most of the time though, so...
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    Since te-wa uses 3 ounces of 850 down for his...

    Since te-wa uses 3 ounces of 850 down for his 45-50 degree quilts, you should be good with either Wilderness Logics or Thru-hiker. Thru-hiker's down is 900 fill though so should give you more loft...
  12. Thread: Tyvek

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    Tyvek

    Was just surfing the web looking for some new Tyvek finds when I noticed some Tyvek being sold without the labels. The labels don't bother some people, but others are extremely self-conscious of...
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    I've heard that getting the geometry right is...

    I've heard that getting the geometry right is really tough when trying to make those. Great job WetRivrRat; gotta see some pictures.
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    You're right that its not a great deal. I'm not...

    You're right that its not a great deal. I'm not planning on getting one. But the unique thing its that it's camo. Camo anything is generally more expensive and some people will shell out big bucks to...
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    Camo HH Supershelter

    Hey guys, just wanted to let you all know that just this morning I got the list of Hennessy's annual Odds and Ends sale and they have some good deals. But what really caught my eye was that they had...
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    If you can afford it then cuben might be worth a...

    If you can afford it then cuben might be worth a shot. Depending on the weight of cuben you us for the tarp then it could be about as transparent as you can find. Plus being superlight is always a...
  17. Over on Dream Hammock, PapaSmurf rates his...

    Over on Dream Hammock, PapaSmurf rates his crinkle-taffeta hammocks to 300 pounds PER layer. That leads me to believe that a double-layer hammock made out of the crinkle-taffeta could support 600...
  18. When is this projected to come out? It could...

    When is this projected to come out? It could presumably be used in many different backpacking applications from tarps to waterproofing down and fleeces. Maybe even a non-stick coating more effective...
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    I use my tree huggers as hand loops in much the...

    I use my tree huggers as hand loops in much the same way. I hook the tree straps to my shoulder straps using soft shackles and they are the perfect length to rest my hands on. Dual use too.
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    Hey! You guys come up with the greatest ideas!...

    Hey! You guys come up with the greatest ideas! :lol:
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    SilvrSurfr I can understand how you might think...

    SilvrSurfr I can understand how you might think this is a crazy idea, however I believe that I am taking all the possible precautions. Before even testing it I did some calculations to see if it...
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    Once I get it all rigged up I'll be sure to post...

    Once I get it all rigged up I'll be sure to post updates. Maybe I'll get someone else started on it. FireInMyBones sounds like he might try it too. I'll also be sure to have a video camera handy the...
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    Great points! I'm glad to get some discussion. I...

    Great points! I'm glad to get some discussion. I think that I will continue on with my idea. I'm very careful with my gear which should reduce the risks. In addition, because of school and running I...
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    Well earlier today the two foot section I hung...

    Well earlier today the two foot section I hung from held up great even when I bounced around in the hammock an abnormal amount. So I'm really pretty comfortable using this for my suspension but I...
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    Tech Line Hammock Suspension

    So I had done some calculations recently and it seemed to me that the 1.9mm Tech Line from DIY Gear Supply might very well be strong enough for me to make a hammock suspension out of. I tested that...
  26. For static loads such as a suspension system...

    For static loads such as a suspension system where the load is applied relatively gradually and without shock, the Box X has been shown to be the strongest pattern. That is why it is seen so often on...
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    I use a fixed ridgeline made of 1.2 mm techline...

    I use a fixed ridgeline made of 1.2 mm techline for my hammock. It consists of three separate pieces. The first is a long piece with a locked Brummel on both ends. The second piece is a short length...
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    I've got what in my opinion is a pretty sick...

    I've got what in my opinion is a pretty sick setup. It's super-lightweight and is entirely hardware-free. My hammocks UCRs have a diamond knot on the end of them, and my Dynaglide treestrap extenders...
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    I can't answer corncobs question and I sure...

    I can't answer corncobs question and I sure wouldn't be able to put a group buy together, but if someone gets it going I'd be in for a decent amount of it. As much as funds allow
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    I might suggest trying Tenacious Tape from McNett...

    I might suggest trying Tenacious Tape from McNett before you do any stitching. I haven't ever tried it before, but its extremely adhesive and is basically about 2oz ripstop nylon with an adhesive...
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    The cuben used in the thread Lazy River Road...

    The cuben used in the thread Lazy River Road mentioned is not breathable cuben. The cuben used in that thread is regular cuben. Cuben is essentially a loose weave of Mylar or Dyneema sandwiched...
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    Thanks Luke for clearing that up. Do you have any...

    Thanks Luke for clearing that up. Do you have any secret suppliers of 7d?
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    Well that's just what I have come to think based...

    Well that's just what I have come to think based off a collection of posts I've dug up on the forums. I have never used the fabric so this is not first hand info, just second hand.
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    What I heard is that each color of EightD was...

    What I heard is that each color of EightD was made in a separate run and that it wasn't the color itself that is effecting the down-proofness, but that the calendering is not well done. The real...
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    EightD Downproofness

    So guys, I'm thinking about making either a ultralight down TQ or UQ. I don't have tons of funds so Cuban is out of the question. M50 is kinda expensive but would be my choice for the UQ due to its...
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    Just got my order today too. 4 hammocks,...

    Just got my order today too. 4 hammocks, whoopies, a tarp, an lots of soft-shackles and tie-outs. Came in a nice, big box of pure fun!
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    AaronAlso, I guess I thought you were referring...

    AaronAlso,
    I guess I thought you were referring to using a multilayer IX underquilt outside of your insulation. I still would be hesitant to use IX outside of my down though
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    I would beg to differ with what AaronAlso said....

    I would beg to differ with what AaronAlso said. Because IX is a vapor barrier it should be used as the layer closest to the body. It will be clammy but in keeping sweat from evaporating it keeps your...
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/3/3/0...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/3/3/001_original.gif Here is the design of SGT Rock's Ghost Hammock which uses a footbox. The footbox is the triangle on the side of the hammock body
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    Same machine I use. It works well and I find it...

    Same machine I use. It works well and I find it pretty simple to use.
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    Meriadoc, I'v thought about doing that. The only...

    Meriadoc, I'v thought about doing that. The only problem is that the hammock would end up being very prone to tipping. It would be like a porch swing or something. I'd be worried I'd tip it during...
  42. MrClockWork, I got some of the 1.9 mm and 1.2 mm...

    MrClockWork, I got some of the 1.9 mm and 1.2 mm tech line and used it for some different stuff. The 1.9 mm stuff was pretty stiff compared to something like amsteel. It worked fine though when i...
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    I've been somewhat concerned about the same thing...

    I've been somewhat concerned about the same thing myself. However, I can't think of any way to test this in small scale. I think the only way to test this would to create a full-size model and see...
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?alb...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=1706&pictureid=12489
    I scanned the diagram I used to make my prototype. The measurements are for the full size version I am planning to build....
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    My plan was to use dynaglide whoopies for the...

    My plan was to use dynaglide whoopies for the suspension and the ridgeline since it is lighter. Amsteel would work fine for this too, however I'm a lightweight at 150 pounds and don't need the extra...
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?alb...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=1706&pictureid=12469
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=1706&pictureid=12468
    Here are two pictures of my scale model. They...
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    I had about the same idea that you had...

    I had about the same idea that you had StringHimUp. I was thinking that you could suspend the unwhipped corners from the ridgeline though. I made a small 1:10 scale model and a scale diagram of my...
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    Now, a slightly different question. What if you...

    Now, a slightly different question. What if you made a hammock using a standard method that several other vendors use as well (such as the gathered-end method) but you add a unique feature currently...
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    Yeah that'd be great. Thanks for all your help

    Yeah that'd be great. Thanks for all your help
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    Ok that would be the right way to do it. However,...

    Ok that would be the right way to do it. However, I'm not sure that you need 2 layers of IX. With 54oz of down to work with you should be fine making one out of just down and IX. The IX would be...
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