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    Does anyone here know if Permethrin has a...

    Does anyone here know if Permethrin has a shelf-life (like sunscreen)? I still have about half of my bottle from last year, and I'd rather not buy a whole new bottle for this season.

    PS. ...
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    Check out Chinook Tarps...

    Check out Chinook Tarps, they come in a variety of sizes up to 12x14' and they're fairly inexpensive. The place I got mine from (Ambient Outdoors) doesn't have them in stock right now, but google...
  3. Been away for a while but this post caught my...

    Been away for a while but this post caught my eye. I'm interested but don't think I'll be able to go in August, that said, if something like this gets scheduled for later in the Fall I'd love to go....
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    If I may add two more things about IX: ...

    If I may add two more things about IX:

    Insultex does soften with use. If you make a quilt and it doesn't drape very well, run the finished product through a washing machine a few times and it...
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    I seem to recall the mention of a device known as...

    I seem to recall the mention of a device known as the texas catheter in one of these previous threads. Basically a condom with a tube on the end, similar to what you have described, though it all...
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    Thanks, but I don't know what I'd do with that...

    Thanks, but I don't know what I'd do with that much fabric:D. I ordered some of the uncoated 1.1 from sclittlefield that should be here shortly. Between that and some 1.9 DRW ripstop and...
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    Or use a small stick in your off hand to hold the...

    Or use a small stick in your off hand to hold the wood upright while you swing the axe/hatchet. It is no different than using a push-stick when operating a table-saw.

    Welcome to Hammockforums!:D
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    I got mine through AmbientOutdoors.com. Ordered...

    I got mine through AmbientOutdoors.com. Ordered Jan. 5, shipped Jan. 9, got it on the 11th or 12th. The quality of the construction of the tarp could be better, but it doesn't affect the function...
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    I've done the same, but I'll be using the fleece...

    I've done the same, but I'll be using the fleece for the liner of an IX vest. When I make my quilts I'll be using 2.5 oz Climashield on the inside. IX seems to do best when it can work with a...
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    ^^^ Awesome! Thank you, that's exactly the kind...

    ^^^ Awesome! Thank you, that's exactly the kind of thing I needed to see.

    Looks like you used reinforcing fabric on both sides of the tarp, correct?

    Is the webbing sandwiched between the...
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    Perhaps this is the wrong thread to post this in,...

    Perhaps this is the wrong thread to post this in, but could someone post a few pictures of their tarp tie-outs? I am about to add several to a tarp I just got, and some visual references would be...
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    Sure thing:D. Thanks, that gives me a good...

    Sure thing:D.

    Thanks, that gives me a good place to start.
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    I just got some black ripstop at my local Joann's...

    I just got some black ripstop at my local Joann's as well. Sounds like the same stuff you got, though I haven't yet tested it with large amounts of water. I just take a bottle of water in with me...
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    Mac, since right now you probably have the most...

    Mac, since right now you probably have the most experience with using the IX, do you think you could give approximate temperature ratings for the IX? ie: one layer=(x) degrees, two layers=(y)...
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    Sent PM before you posted here, please keep me in...

    Sent PM before you posted here, please keep me in mind for 10 yards next time around:D.

    Where are you getting the green 1.1? I would love some white or silver for the inner lining of my TQ. ...
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    looking for cheap uncoated ripstop

    I am looking at getting shell fabrics for a few projects (UQ, TQ, and a Vest) and I am searching for cheap sources for 1.1 or 1.9oz ripstop nylon.

    I've been to OWF, Rockywoods, Quest, ect. but...
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    I ordered one of these a few days ago and just...

    I ordered one of these a few days ago and just got it. It is ENORMOUS:D. It will be a huge improvement over the Walmart utility tarp I've been using.

    How do yall store your tarps? It arrived...
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    What about the newer Climashield Apex? I have...

    What about the newer Climashield Apex? I have read good things on Climashield's website, but haven't seen it anywhere for for sale or used by the DIY crowd. Anyone here have some experience with it?
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    I don't think the insultex foam is breathable on...

    I don't think the insultex foam is breathable on its own, but it is regularly perforated by the backing fabric(scrim?) which is through-sewn to the foam. I tried the porosity test in an earlier...
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    Any problems with condensation? Thats the...

    Any problems with condensation? Thats the biggest thing I've been worrying about with this stuff, haven't had the chance to do much testing for myself.
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    That's a nice looking piece of gear there:D. ...

    That's a nice looking piece of gear there:D. Please let us know how it fares in temp testing, I have something very similar planned for my insultex once I get some Climashield. What kind of base...
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    Thanks guys. I'll see what I can find in lighter...

    Thanks guys. I'll see what I can find in lighter shell fabrics, though the fleece is actually pretty light. If for whatever reason the Insultex doesn't quite work for this, what do yall think about...
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    Mac, once you had sewn the pieces of the UQ...

    Mac, once you had sewn the pieces of the UQ together was the resulting fabric laminate noisy or stiff in any way? I have a friend who is sewing up one of my insultex projects who is telling me that...
  24. Hmmm, what about something like this: Bod-i-bag...

    Hmmm, what about something like this: Bod-i-bag
    Might be easier to make than a set of pajamas.
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    I think it would work pretty well on the inside...

    I think it would work pretty well on the inside of a UQ as a temp extender like the Yeti reflective liner. I brought some to the last hang for just that purpose if it got too cold, but didn't need...
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    Mac, Thank you very much for providing all of us...

    Mac, Thank you very much for providing all of us here the opportunity to try out this new stuff. I'm sure there are many cool new ideas in the works that would never have happened if you hadn't gone...
  27. Hehehe:D Just got my big bag of Insultex today,...

    Hehehe:D Just got my big bag of Insultex today, and now I think get the joke:D.

    Mac, is there any particular pattern that you plan on using when you make a finished version of your vest? I've...
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    I ran across this...

    I ran across this on Kitebuilder.com. I don't know how well it works, but they claim They appear to have enough earth-toned colors to get a decent camo pattern.
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    There's a neat little outdoor shop that just...

    There's a neat little outdoor shop that just opened up in Lexington, SC called Big Rock Outfitters that carries ENO and Grand Trunk hammocks. They have at least 1 set up in the store for people to...
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    REI, and many of the other big box outdoor stores...

    REI, and many of the other big box outdoor stores carry it.

    http://www.rei.com/product/768970
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    I've been thinking about this as well, is there...

    I've been thinking about this as well, is there some formula or method to figuring out how much wider the outer shell has to be for a given amount of loft?
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    Now if someone will just produce an Underquilt...

    Now if someone will just produce an Underquilt called the "Injury" :lol:.
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    What would you recommend? I had heard that using...

    What would you recommend? I had heard that using Momentum can add a few degrees of warmth over 1.1oz nylon, and is just a hair lighter. I don't yet know enough about all the different types of...
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    I'm thinking it might work better with a layer of...

    I'm thinking it might work better with a layer of ClimaShield since you wouldn't have to worry about baffles. The design I've been playing with in my head is one or more layers of Insultex paired...
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    :scared::scared:BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!:scared::scared:

    :scared::scared:BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!:scared::scared:
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    I've been reading some of the previous threads...

    I've been reading some of the previous threads about this stuff and apparently the moisture tubes are one-way, so there's a definite "inside" and "outside" for the fabric. Is there any way to tell...
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    I'm in for 30 yards if I can get that much. Have...

    I'm in for 30 yards if I can get that much. Have a few projects in mind that this could help with. PM sent.
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    My (limited) experience with state parks is that...

    My (limited) experience with state parks is that if you call ahead they will almost certainly say no, but once on-site I haven't had any problems even with park rangers riding by my setup. That...
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    This is most likely what I'll end up doing. As...

    This is most likely what I'll end up doing. As for packability, I'm not a backpacker (yet) and anything would be an improvement over my current DIY Coleman bag UQ which packed down is still the size...
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    I know these are new to production, but has...

    I know these are new to production, but has anyone given thought to using a "Lost River" and a "New River" UQ together for winter insulation. Tis the season and inquiring minds are interested since...
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    :lol::lol::lol: Man that brings back some...

    :lol::lol::lol: Man that brings back some memories!:D

    I may have to put that in my sig:D
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    Just got back into Columbia, I didn't leave the...

    Just got back into Columbia, I didn't leave the campsite until about 5:00 because the weather was just too good to not be outside in. Clear blue skies and temps around 75, light breeze, perfect...
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    Be there in a bit, just took the Cobblers out of...

    Be there in a bit, just took the Cobblers out of the oven and they smell GOOOOD:D.
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    I am going to try to be out there around 2:00ish,...

    I am going to try to be out there around 2:00ish, but I might be a little later if I make 2 batches of cobbler instead of 1.

    Redbank: Have you had any luck getting the gates unlocked?
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    Updated forecast from NOAA.gov : ...

    Updated forecast from NOAA.gov :

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Lexington&state=SC&site=CAE&textField1=33.9863&textField2=-81.229&e=1

    I think I saw someone on this thread...
  46. I know you said no knots but it sounds like the...

    I know you said no knots but it sounds like the easiest thing to use would be a Butterfly knot. It is also free:D.
    ...
  47. What is your application for this?

    What is your application for this?
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    As long as you turn down Holly Ferry Rd. beside...

    As long as you turn down Holly Ferry Rd. beside that county store, the rest of the way to SCE&G 4 is well marked with signs.

    Does anyone know if the gravel parking lot will be open? That's the...
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    That sounds like quite a spread redbank:D, I may...

    That sounds like quite a spread redbank:D, I may just have to whip up some cobbler to bring along.

    I still have quite a bit of wood left over from the Congaree hang. Some of it will need to be...
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    Composite shafts for hockey sticks weigh on...

    Composite shafts for hockey sticks weigh on average between 270g and 350g, or 9.5-12.5 oz. This will go up some once wooden end plugs are added, but base weight is on par with the collapsible walking...
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