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  1. Shortening your suspension triangle is a no no!...

    Shortening your suspension triangle is a no no!
    Not only tippier, but it adds a tremendous amount of force to the spreader bars.
    Failure of said spreader bars can result in serious injury...like a...
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    Also, sewing into a single layer does not yield...

    Also, sewing into a single layer does not yield typical sewing results.
    Test stitches should be done on folded fabric, two or three layers thick, as that is what you will be doing when joining...
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    Your needle holes are in line so its the stitch...

    Your needle holes are in line so its the stitch length that needs increasing. If the zigzag was the culprit, the needle would strike left and right, ever so slightly. Make sure your stitch selector...
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    Good work Papa!

    Good work Papa!
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    If you are just making loops for tarp prussiks,...

    If you are just making loops for tarp prussiks, they can be smaller with less bury length.

    I've done so with starting lengths of 10" and only buried 3" on each side. The smallest loop I have...
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    Does she wear a kilt?? :rolleyes: Welcome Mrs....

    Does she wear a kilt?? :rolleyes:
    Welcome Mrs. Doctari.
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    Born and raised in Montague. Spend a few days a...

    Born and raised in Montague.
    Spend a few days a year in Duck Lake, a great place to hang. :boggle:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=11140&d=1275274248
  8. http://www.edgedomes.com/

    http://www.edgedomes.com/
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    The Force be strong in this one... Well done,...

    The Force be strong in this one...
    Well done, Onidah1RackHammock.:)
  10. Brick is not stable to pull/hang on. Most brick...

    Brick is not stable to pull/hang on.
    Most brick is just stacked, making a exterior skin on the houses' wood frame. Lateral forces will pull the brick out easily.

    Your 6 x 6 timbers should be up...
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    Can you tell me more about that dog! :laugh:...

    Can you tell me more about that dog! :laugh: :boggle:

    Good work on another hammock.
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    Still not in a size to fit over my wings..:(

    Still not in a size to fit over my wings..:(
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    Good stuff Smokehouse!

    Good stuff Smokehouse!
  14. Guidelines are usually followed...:rolleyes: ...

    Guidelines are usually followed...:rolleyes:

    The bury lengths are for max rope strength, and a few 100 pounds is no where near the max rating of the line.
    It is best to follow the manufacturers...
  15. Next time you see the CG guys waterskiing ask...

    Next time you see the CG guys waterskiing ask them. :lol:

    Yes, you can splice it and make whoopies with that rope. I made some before and it works fine. IIRC, my buries were 8-10".
    Do not...
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    Can you break down the cost of items, as in...

    Can you break down the cost of items, as in buying a $5.00 item and only using part of it? Can you purchase stuff and prep it for the trip? Or stuff you can collect for free, like shopping bags.

    ...
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    Any hammock tarp can be used to act as a ground...

    Any hammock tarp can be used to act as a ground dwelling shelter. Lower the attachment height and stake out the sides. Using trees or sticks or poles are all options.

    Hammocks with a net, as a...
  18. Get well, NCB. Hope you bounce back every time. ...

    Get well, NCB. Hope you bounce back every time.

    Thanks for the edit, Bob!
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    Operator error! As mentioned, this is wrong. Add...

    Operator error!
    As mentioned, this is wrong. Add more wraps to the line to control the force of twist on the buckle.

    Your buckle twists, the lock losses traction, and slides.

    Replace that...
  20. Either anchor the tarp directly to tree Or...

    Either anchor the tarp directly to tree
    Or lengthen the "Y" to properly accommodate the hammock suspension.
    I clip my tarp to the tree (one wrap and biner back to the rl) then hang the hammock...
  21. Your "Y" tarp rl attachment is using up valuable...

    Your "Y" tarp rl attachment is using up valuable space, preventing good positioning of tarp and hammock.
    Either alter your "Y", or eliminate it all together.
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    Poll: Had a blast

    Had a blast
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    Poll: Attaboy, farmer!!!

    Attaboy, farmer!!!
  24. Only pic I took. :lol: 128975 Yes there is...

    Only pic I took. :lol:
    128975
    Yes there is water!!
    128976
  25. Thread: Dutchie here

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    Dutch will ship free..if you buy $2,000 of...

    Dutch will ship free..if you buy $2,000 of bling.:lol:
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    Thanks Joe! :thumbup:

    Thanks Joe!
    :thumbup:
  27. A good map to print off. 128940

    A good map to print off.
    128940
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    Poll: Good map g_s!! :cool: The street directions are...

    Good map g_s!! :cool:
    The street directions are spot on too.
  29. And who did you learn that from??:lol: I...

    And who did you learn that from??:lol:
    I followed you...
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    Poll: I still have your original map, Bonsai.:)

    I still have your original map, Bonsai.:)
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    Paul, where are the trees??:scared:

    Paul, where are the trees??:scared:
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    Compression of your fabric layers causes elevated...

    Compression of your fabric layers causes elevated heat loss.
    While standing, you introduce small air pockets in your clothing that trap warmth.
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    Poll: Whats the mountain lion situation like this year...

    Whats the mountain lion situation like this year Mule?
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    It wont be funny when she starts calling you 78...

    It wont be funny when she starts calling you 78 ...:boggle::laugh:
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    FS: What do you mean by "fabric stretched per site"?

    What do you mean by "fabric stretched per site"?
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    I think the tension on the hammock fabric (caused...

    I think the tension on the hammock fabric (caused by your body weight) will pop the clips loose.
  37. That's what I did. The fleece cover/sleeve also...

    That's what I did. The fleece cover/sleeve also doubles as a balaclava/buff of sorts.
    Inflatable pillow. No issues with the valve. Adjust inflation for custom comfort.
    It also serves as a seat...
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    I am sooo hungry!! :tonguesmilie:

    I am sooo hungry!! :tonguesmilie:
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    Poll: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=39.07758,-86.23040&z=14...

    http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=39.07758,-86.23040&z=14&t=T&marker0=39.07758%2C-86.23040%2C13.2%20km%20N%20of%20Kurtz%20IN

    Rolloff linked this prior.
  40. My very first hammock in 1970(ish) was the...

    My very first hammock in 1970(ish) was the military issued hammock. My father had purchased it overseas somewhere while in the Navy. I found it in the attic and he helped me set it up.

    The...
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    That is a gem. Ford's sewing dept. had a hand...

    That is a gem.

    Ford's sewing dept. had a hand in equal pay for women.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_sewing_machinists_strike_of_1968

    More info on a Ford....
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    127566 Looks good. :cool: Let us know how it...

    127566

    Looks good. :cool:
    Let us know how it works.
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    Pics? Thanks guys. I have stayed dry in some...

    Pics?

    Thanks guys.
    I have stayed dry in some wet, windy weather.
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    Burns are usually melted and don't tear, unless...

    Burns are usually melted and don't tear, unless really stressed. But bugs may get in the hole?

    OPTIONS-
    -If the hole is small, add a few stitches by hand to mend.

    -Tenacious Tape will patch it...
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    Most stores will cut the pipe for you. Just ask.

    Most stores will cut the pipe for you. Just ask.
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    1-1/2" fence pole. Available at Lowe's, Home...

    1-1/2" fence pole. Available at Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.
    Check "turtledog" stand for more info. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/51787-The-TurtleDog-stand?highlight=turtledog...
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    Rick, I'm the same size as you, and the quilt...

    Rick,
    I'm the same size as you, and the quilt should fit regardless of the hammock size. You may need some adjustments, but in general, the quilt fits your body. The shockcord should allow for a...
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    Slide the passenger forward and tilt it forward,...

    Slide the passenger forward and tilt it forward, or recline. That'll add some room.
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    Dutch, Is it true eating your new DutchCrunch...

    Dutch,
    Is it true eating your new DutchCrunch breakfast cereal will make me even a sexier hiker? :shades:
  50. Your suggestion is to use these stakes on loose...

    Your suggestion is to use these stakes on loose or compacted ground, and they can take hammering. :confused:

    Can you clarify on how well these stakes hold up to actual hammering? Rocks?
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