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  1. Unfortunately ads are the way of the world...

    Unfortunately ads are the way of the world today....

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    I started this trip in Kingston, Ontario, with a...

    I started this trip in Kingston, Ontario, with a plane ride from K town to Toronto then Toronto to Victoria on Sat Sept 22.

    I was lucky enough to have a long lost friend (from elementary school...
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    It was a GREAT trip! My bursitis does not agree...

    It was a GREAT trip! My bursitis does not agree however....

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    West Coast Trail 2018

    Just completed my 5 day solo hike of the WCT on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

    I started Sept 23 to the 28th and I managed to hang all five nights.

    The West Coast Trail, originally called the...
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    Worked fine here. Bob

    Worked fine here.

    Bob
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    You, my friend, are a Great dad! Thanks for the...

    You, my friend, are a Great dad!
    Thanks for the smile your video gave me.

    Bob
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    I just seal seamed with silicone . I did the...

    I just seal seamed with silicone . I did the inside looks And the outside grosgrain. No leaks since and I used it alot this spring.
    I've made another tap with loops since. I dipped the loops in...
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    Welcome from Kingston Ontario Bob

    Welcome from Kingston Ontario

    Bob
  9. Looks like a great concept.! The issue is, as...

    Looks like a great concept.! The issue is, as previously mentioned, the non diagonal lay. This could easily be addressed, I think, through minor changes in design. I might be interested after...
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    Add May for three of three. Four day trip to...

    Add May for three of three.
    Four day trip to Algonquin with my son. His first time "hanging ".

    All equipping is DIY

    Sons set up is an 11' using standard width 1.9 ripstop and removable...
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    Nice setup! Love the tarp and no cat cut...

    Nice setup!
    Love the tarp and no cat cut simplicity.
    Great job!

    Bob
  12. We were in the Cedar Lk area this past weekend. ...

    We were in the Cedar Lk area this past weekend. Wind, rain, cold and buggy. Having almost 40 yrs experience with Algonquin Interior, I bow to your fortitude! This will have been an epic trip!...
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    I did contact them. Lawson does seem interested...

    I did contact them.
    Lawson does seem interested in fixing this issue. Doesn't help me for this trip but he has expedited shipping so I have my order for the next one.
    I'll comment more once I...
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    Edit Bob

    Edit


    Bob
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    My experience with Lawson is pretty poor. ...

    My experience with Lawson is pretty poor.
    Pursed two weeks ago. Got a shipment email May 4 and today the email me to tell me their out of stock?
    Poor customer service.

    Bob
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    Great idea but I don't see the adhesive lasting...

    Great idea but I don't see the adhesive lasting very long.
    Kam snaps would be just as simple and would only cost about $12 with enough snaps for several projects.

    Let us know how you made out. ...
  17. Still don't see how it relates to a hammock...

    Still don't see how it relates to a hammock specific forum? Also don't think making desparaging remarks about the membership is a good way to encourage positive feedback. ...
    I personally have...
  18. Odd response for someone looking for tent help on...

    Odd response for someone looking for tent help on a hammock forum?

    Bob
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    I just free handed it. ...

    I just free handed it.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170509/471151597ecdf3f9b035f531d2a26d65.jpg
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    Beauty eh! Bob

    Beauty eh!

    Bob
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    I'm stealing your Gif. .. Oh , and welcome! ...

    I'm stealing your Gif. ..
    Oh , and welcome!

    Bob
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    I don't think you'd want it any wider than the xl...

    I don't think you'd want it any wider than the xl fabrics. To much floppy material with the excess.

    Bob
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    Yes, you did. I was just not lining the pull up...

    Yes, you did. I was just not lining the pull up correctly. Works now and have installed on my son's hammock. I think it will work great!

    Bob
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    Looks awsome! I'd already got some silnylon...

    Looks awsome!
    I'd already got some silnylon 2nds.
    Looking forward to trying with the nylon. I didn't find the poly to slippery. The rolled hem was a pain though. Just have to walk away and...
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    Where I camp a bugnet is not an option. I use...

    Where I camp a bugnet is not an option. I use an intigrated zip off bug net. When I don't need the net, I don't bring it. Only leaves me with half a #3 coil ,or #5 teeth depending on which...
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    Got my trip coming up in three weeks. Thanks for...

    Got my trip coming up in three weeks.
    Thanks for getting me all excited!

    Bob
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    Quite aware. But those are a fixed length and...

    Quite aware. But those are a fixed length and to short for my use. I have used the 240" version from RSBTR but I would like #3 coil zipper over the # 5 toothed zipper. The coil is more...
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    Thank you very much. Little less pretty after...

    Thank you very much. Little less pretty after my cat attacked it. ....
    Anyway, I don't have a scale. It's 1418" .344 Easton poles (minus 12") & 4 tips. Must be a calculator somewhere. .seems...
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    Thanks. Lucky to live where I do. Love the...

    Thanks. Lucky to live where I do.
    Love the function of the poles.

    Bob
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    Ok, I'm an idiot. Didn't realize the zipper...

    Ok, I'm an idiot. Didn't realize the zipper pull has a top and a bottom. ..

    Bob
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    Another attack cat. Looks evil [emoji12] ...

    Another attack cat.



    Looks evil [emoji12]

    How is putting holes in my tarp a "good thing"?

    Bob
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    Here is the offender, looking all innocent. ...

    Here is the offender, looking all innocent.
    Named DC "Dumb Cat".
    More respectible pet in the background.
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    Bob
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    Not my style. Our other cat is declawed but he...

    Not my style. Our other cat is declawed but he arrived that way.

    Our cat is an outdoor/ indoors cat. We live in the country with lots of foxes. I don't want to remove his ability to defend...
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    He's lucky I'm not finding out. .. Ha! Fur...

    He's lucky I'm not finding out. ..

    Ha! Fur hat.

    I know what I wanted to do. ..

    Holes are small and at the bottom of the tarp. Think I'll just try some thinned sylicon.

    Bob
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    CAT ATTACK!

    Love my pets BUT I could have killed the cat when it wanted to attack the guy line on my new tarp. .....
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    Hi Tacblades. Love your projects to date. ...

    Hi Tacblades.
    Love your projects to date.

    I'm having issues with this one though. When I cut the zipper the tape rips when I try to feed it into the pull.
    How do you cut your zipper? Any...
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    Nice tarp! Bob

    Nice tarp!

    Bob
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    Looks good! Bob

    Looks good!

    Bob
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    I've spent an entire week, in Algonquin, with...

    I've spent an entire week, in Algonquin, with nothing but rain on more than one occasion.
    I bring an extra tarp to g an out in at camp/break times.
    I like the snake skins on my hammock tarp for...
  40. Thread: new here

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    Welcome from Ontario Canada! Bob

    Welcome from Ontario Canada!

    Bob
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    Make a loop out of shock cord and Larkshead it to...

    Make a loop out of shock cord and Larkshead it to the tarp tie out and a beastie D.
    Then you have an auto tensioner.

    Bob
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    Welcome from Ontario Canada! Hope you get your...

    Welcome from Ontario Canada!
    Hope you get your stand working.

    Bob
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    Welcome from Ontario Bob

    Welcome from Ontario

    Bob
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    Perfect timing! Just bought material for two...

    Perfect timing!
    Just bought material for two wide tarps, from RSBTR, to make full enclosures for the daughter and girlfriend.
    Now I have plans from the expert!


    Bob
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    My favorite feature too! Bob

    My favorite feature too!

    Bob
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    Thanks! It is awesome. Bob

    Thanks! It is awesome.

    Bob
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    Maybe , though I seam sealed the standing seam...

    Maybe , though I seam sealed the standing seam with limted sucess. The issue is that the grossgrain actually attracts the water and acts like a wick. I believe most ridgeline allow a little water...
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    Yes, they are 1/2 grossgrain loops spaced the...

    Yes, they are 1/2 grossgrain loops spaced the same distance as the tie outs.
    Beware, they act like a drip line and create leaks that I'm still battling. If I can fix the leaks they are great.
    ...
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    Thank you! Bob

    Thank you!

    Bob
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    I used Kam Snaps so I can remove it. Two sides...

    I used Kam Snaps so I can remove it. Two sides with center pocket.
    It does bunch up a bit but I'll fix that with a zip tie in the top seam. ...
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