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    I started with tablecloth hammocks, and never...

    I started with tablecloth hammocks, and never looked back. I still use them from time to time, and my daughter loves her bright purple one.
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    I have a fleece blanket I made by sewing (2) of...

    I have a fleece blanket I made by sewing (2) of those 50"X60" fleece throws into a 60"X100" blanket and facing it with some 1.9oz Multicam ripstop. I made the finished blanket about 60"X80" by...
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    Love it. Currently staffing a National Youth...

    Love it.

    Currently staffing a National Youth Leadership Training course, and I hauled my thread injector to camp to sew all the staff's CSP patches on their uniforms. Some of the youth staff was...
  4. Thread: Cheap Tarp

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    My first few camping hangs were all under an $8...

    My first few camping hangs were all under an $8 plastic poly tarp from a retail store. I think it was an 8X10 I hung on the diagonal. You only need some kind of cord for tieouts, and 2 stakes (...
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    I'm in Georgia and I find it in my HD here. It's...

    I'm in Georgia and I find it in my HD here. It's often located near the hot water heaters down south.
  6. Thread: Thank you!

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    We need details brother! It looks great.

    We need details brother! It looks great.
  7. I think you've got a workable idea. Throw the...

    I think you've got a workable idea. Throw the ridgeline up and drape the net over it. Maybe secure with a few clothespins.
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    You are DOOMED !

    You are DOOMED !
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    Don't listen to us. You may die. Hang your...

    Don't listen to us. You may die.

    Hang your hammock from it in the back yard. Load your hammock with stuff that isn't you or your family or any other living thing, or breakables that you value....
  10. Is the new building made of titanium ?

    Is the new building made of titanium ?
  11. I have the same machine. So far I've had fairly...

    I have the same machine. So far I've had fairly decent results with it, though I tend not to run it at full speed as i just don't feel my hands work as fast as the machine does.
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    Cookie cutter store bought tarps look wussy. I...

    Cookie cutter store bought tarps look wussy. I like my tarps with some built-in character. Yours is GREAT.
  13. 8 yards of Epsilon 1.5 oz Multicam - what to make ?

    I found a good deal on eBay for some 2nds Epsilon fabric ( slight misprint ) so I grabbed 8 yards worth.

    I didn't really have a concrete plan in place for using it beyond 1 small project to make...
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    It's a staple of Southern US farming life as...

    It's a staple of Southern US farming life as well. We had tons of it hanging in our barn.
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    I don't have the product, but I wanted to thank...

    I don't have the product, but I wanted to thank you for being a supplier who cares. I think that's one of the things that sets many of our cottage hammock supply vendors apart.
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    I usually just hand twist it for most small...

    I usually just hand twist it for most small projects. Twist it in length, then width, and finally on the diagonals. Repeat that 2 or 3 times and it usually feels like fabric when I'm done.

    I'll...
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    Look up asym diamond tarps. I think this is what...

    Look up asym diamond tarps. I think this is what you are describing.

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    I may have to try that out. Thanks for sharing.

    I may have to try that out. Thanks for sharing.
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    Seems like a good use. Would you use the Wasps...

    Seems like a good use. Would you use the Wasps later to pitch the tarp ?
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    My pad experience improved when I made a simple...

    My pad experience improved when I made a simple SPE for mine.
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    Good idea Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Good idea


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    Good to hear you ar OK. I've been looking for...

    Good to hear you ar OK.

    I've been looking for a source of inexpensive polyester fabric in the US. I can get a 90X132 poly tablecloth blank for $8 so I may nab one of those.

    I hope you find...
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    I hope you are OK.

    I hope you are OK.
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    Welcome! I try different things every hang...

    Welcome!

    I try different things every hang almost. One thing I do fairly consistently in cold weather is to drape something over my hammock ridgeline to create an enclosed space that seems to be a...
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    Things I don't have to worry about in my part of...

    Things I don't have to worry about in my part of the world.

    I know some people stake down the bottom of their tripod poles. That might anchor your setup when you get all the parts together. Good...
  26. Thread: Winter tarp

    by geneaut
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    That looks great! I like the option these winter...

    That looks great! I like the option these winter tarps have for going to ground in certain circumstances.
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    I remember that post. Lot's of your projects...

    I remember that post. Lot's of your projects start my mind going down paths that result in me thinking of something obscure like this one.

    The more I read everyone's thoughts the more I'm hesitant...
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    I like to fold the extra over me to make a little...

    I like to fold the extra over me to make a little covered 'pod'. On a cool day it's great.
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    I like your idea of doubling up the fabric. ...

    I like your idea of doubling up the fabric.

    Reinforcement patches are another good idea. Maybe some pack material would be a good spot patch.

    Thanks for the encouragement. If I get some sewing...
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    The stitching holding partially bugs me also....

    The stitching holding partially bugs me also. It's one of the reasons I was bouncing the idea around here first before attempting it.
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    That's one of the birth places of this idea. I...

    That's one of the birth places of this idea. I had issues with my first stab at the spreader bar staying stable, and I wanted something a little more backpacking friendly.
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    Possible foot end mod on a channel hammock

    I keep playing around with an idea to try on the foot end of a hammock. It's probably already been done, and if it hasn't I'm not sure it's even beneficial.

    My idea is to create a channel on the...
  33. I was concerned about the 1.5oz fabric because...

    I was concerned about the 1.5oz fabric because I'm about 250lbs at the moment. All my 1.9oz hammocks feel fairly 'stiff', but the 1.5 has a little more stretch to it. It's subtle, but nice. All in...
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    I'm 6' and have a number of 9' hammocks I've...

    I'm 6' and have a number of 9' hammocks I've built for backpacking. Some are only 48" wide, though my fave is 52" wide.

    I can sleep in them with decent success. They aren't the most comfy hammocks...
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    My advice is get some 'beater' fabric to test...

    My advice is get some 'beater' fabric to test ideas on. Make a rectangular hammock from your Hex70.
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    Just over a 6' ridgeline at 83% . Yikes!

    Just over a 6' ridgeline at 83% . Yikes!
  37. 10.5 foot desert camo hammock 1.5 oz nylon ripstop

    I love desert digicam fabric. So when I happened across some fabric 2nds from a trusted eBay vendor I pulled the trigger on 9 yards.

    About an hour on the Brother XL2600 resulted in this 10.5'X5'...
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    Good work Brewguy. Keeping the little lady happy...

    Good work Brewguy. Keeping the little lady happy is the mark of a wise man.
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    Excellent find, and thank you for sharing. If...

    Excellent find, and thank you for sharing. If only I had a $5 store around here.
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    That's a clever idea. Glad you were able to...

    That's a clever idea. Glad you were able to engineer a solution to your dampness problem.
  41. Impressive! Sehr Gut. It's always fun to hang...

    Impressive! Sehr Gut.

    It's always fun to hang in something you designed. I hope you enjoy your hammock on the trail, and I'd love to hear how that light weight fabric holds up to extensive use.
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    If I could get the MacLaren tartan so I could...

    If I could get the MacLaren tartan so I could have a Wood Badge hammock I'd be the shizzle at all my Boy Scout functions.

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    Also .....

    The old Duck Hunter camo :

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    I've done this with a few of my tablecloth...

    I've done this with a few of my tablecloth hammocks. Quick and simple though you lose a bit of length in the knots.
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    Enjoy your trip !

    Enjoy your trip !
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    I see a Polish poncho 'Laavu' in one of your...

    I see a Polish poncho 'Laavu' in one of your pictures. I've debated making one from ripstop.
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    I used a plastic poly tarp for my first few...

    I used a plastic poly tarp for my first few hangs. In fact, I keep one hanging in my backyard test area year around so I can just go toss up a hammock as needed.
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    I'm not against splicing, but all my CLs are with...

    I'm not against splicing, but all my CLs are with double fishermen's knots.
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    The SOL blanket acts as a vapor barrier. Any...

    The SOL blanket acts as a vapor barrier. Any moisture your body expels will filter through your insulation, then your hammock, but collect in the emergency blanket ( unable to escape ).

    The...
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    Two organizers: 126921 126922 The top...

    Two organizers:

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    The top one is 14" wide with front and back pockets, and an open middle section. It seems to weigh almost nothing.
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    I bought one of the crinkle taffeta table runners...

    I bought one of the crinkle taffeta table runners in the same color as one of my tablecloth hammocks so I could make a matching pillow as well.
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