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    We could combine this with a bridge hammock if we...

    We could combine this with a bridge hammock if we just cut out arm holes. :D
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    Tubular webbing, like on my Bridge Bag, but the...

    Tubular webbing, like on my Bridge Bag, but the closed end of the webbing can be stitched to a leather or webbing pad which is then stitched onto the fabric. This prevents the tubular webbing from...
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    I made one last winter: ...

    I made one last winter:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2059

    I also have a bivi and a net hammock. That works well and involves not a lot of additional cost or weight. But...
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    The larger the mesh, the less the comfort, but...

    The larger the mesh, the less the comfort, but the better the heat retention. I find it works best with my down sleeping bag which has a thin synthetic covering.

    I am currently preparing a goretex...
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    For me the decision on rain gear depends on...

    For me the decision on rain gear depends on terrain and predicted weather conditions. One just has to tune the gear to the situation. At least that's the justification for having a room fill of kit!
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    I apologise. I am looking for a string hammock. ...

    I apologise. I am looking for a string hammock. I find them cheaper, lighter, simpler and more durable than a fabric hammock, cooler in summer and warmer in winter (the mesh 'quilts' the...
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    Poll: It all depends where you are. In the...

    It all depends where you are.

    In the Philippines, there is a real chance that if you left the camp at night to go fishing, all your gear would be gone. We have to post (unarmed) guard. You also...
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    A poncho makes an awful hammock tarp over large...

    A poncho makes an awful hammock tarp over large fabric hammocks. A large military poncho's OK for a small person in a string hammock, but it makes a far better basha.

    This is my two man (no...
  9. My HH Ultralight Asym is a quality hammock and...

    My HH Ultralight Asym is a quality hammock and will certainly be a long-term purchase. I find it comforting to know that there is thriving and liquid second hand market for them and that they don't...
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    Sourcing Green/Black Net Hammock

    I'm looking for an on-line source for a dark coloured synthetic net hammock with no spreader bars.

    I can buy white ones anywhere, but I'd like OD green or black. I want to hang very unobtrusively...
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    Looks like a great way to capture rainwater.

    Looks like a great way to capture rainwater.
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    :wuv::wuv::wuv: (in a manly sort of way)

    :wuv::wuv::wuv:

    (in a manly sort of way)
  13. Thread: Fire pit

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    Sounds like a good idea, as long as it's safe to...

    Sounds like a good idea, as long as it's safe to stand on.
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    That's good customer service.

    That's good customer service.
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    Most my hammock experiments so far have resulted...

    Most my hammock experiments so far have resulted in catastrophic failure. Now I hang very gingerly, low to the ground with something soft below.
  16. Thread: Titanium Rings

    by ZDP-189
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    I don't get why an engineer would start out with...

    I don't get why an engineer would start out with a perfectly good ring and then stamp in a series of stress risers by adding a name or rating.
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    Email them asking if you can have your order...

    Email them asking if you can have your order dispatched to 5 different locations.
  18. Thread: Bridge Hammock

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    Check out this for a bridge: ...

    Check out this for a bridge:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2081/2247993981_3fae5cf5fc.jpg?v=0
  19. Someone should patent bugnet zippers on...

    Someone should patent bugnet zippers on asymmetrical bottom entry hammocks before he gets round to it! :p
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    That's cool, but I test the traditional way: I...

    That's cool, but I test the traditional way: I bounce up and down in the hammock and if my I don't hit the ground, it'll do!
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    I'll try again: ...

    I'll try again:

    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/05/how_to_instant_hammock.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890
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    Instant Hammock 4:18

    Looks easy. My mates will laugh at my crazy complex homemade contraptions and expensive purchases:

    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/05/how_to_instant_hammock.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890
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    Now, here's an idea! ...

    Now, here's an idea!

    http://thegoat.backcountry.com/blog/files/2007/12/hiking-dog.jpg
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    Poll: 1 purchased, a few self made. I try to hive...

    1 purchased, a few self made. I try to hive spares away fefore they build up.
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    No dedicated pet hammock?

    No dedicated pet hammock?
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    I have the stove and it works great, thank you!

    I have the stove and it works great, thank you!
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    The tarp is a bit of overkill, but I do have...

    The tarp is a bit of overkill, but I do have sprinklers!
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    For example: ...

    For example:

    http://l2i.org/hammockbridgetent1.jpg
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    I just sketched it freehand. Worked out fine.

    I just sketched it freehand. Worked out fine.
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    I hang in my workshop, because it is the only...

    I hang in my workshop, because it is the only clean way to get some kip. I use big eye-bolts and have a selection of hanging points.
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    Fortuituously, I am just finishing a double...

    Fortuituously, I am just finishing a double (triple) layered bridge hammock.

    Layer 1 is thin fleece. It is interfaced and hemmed to Layer2 which is polyester liner material. Together these form...
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    Can you just scoot up in the hammock? That, and...

    Can you just scoot up in the hammock? That, and making sure the head end is tied at least as high as the feet end should take care of it.
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    Ah, I miss USA television.

    Ah, I miss USA television.
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    I was expecting a story about a bisexual dwarf a...

    I was expecting a story about a bisexual dwarf a fight over her not-so-secret tryst with her cousin.
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    I already have a packet. I chanced upon them in...

    I already have a packet. I chanced upon them in a local camping store. I seem to remember they were quite cheap.
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    That seems peaceful. You should have spent the...

    That seems peaceful. You should have spent the night.
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    If you put the campfire directly under your HH...

    If you put the campfire directly under your HH hammock, you can make smores by poking a stick through the velcro closure....
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    Now all you need to do is add a wood stove hole...

    Now all you need to do is add a wood stove hole in the tarp!
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    Because I think you'll find that cat cuts are not...

    Because I think you'll find that cat cuts are not and scientifically demanding as some would lead us to believe.

    An the actual shape depends on several factors:


    The loading profile
    The...
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    I think we are looking at the winter tarp of the...

    I think we are looking at the winter tarp of the future.
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    I admit that lying in it, the thought crossed my...

    I admit that lying in it, the thought crossed my mind "so this is what it's like to wake up in a coffin."

    But by a small body movement (crossing my arms above my head), I achieved increased...
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    Please bear with me, I'm a relatively new...

    Please bear with me, I'm a relatively new hammocker and haven't yet learned to go with conventional wisdom. :p

    What you want to achieve warmth is to recreate the model of a tent, but around a...
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    Oh, they all think I'm nuts. I have lots of...

    Oh, they all think I'm nuts. I have lots of strange hobbies. It's not uncommon for people to ask me to sharpen my knives more quietly in the middle of the night because it keeps them awake.
  44. Thread: Hmm...

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    You can make a cover, just not the same shape as...

    You can make a cover, just not the same shape as a Speer cover.
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    Very cool indeed.

    Very cool indeed.
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    I recommend all breathable fabrics, unless it's a...

    I recommend all breathable fabrics, unless it's a free slung tarp. The inner layer must be wicking and the outer layer needs not be load bearing.
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    If you can get your hammock warm inside, you'll...

    If you can get your hammock warm inside, you'll be OK, but spot heating really won't change that.
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    Here's hoping the trees fall outwards and don't...

    Here's hoping the trees fall outwards and don't throw splinters.
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    Cammo Ripstop Hammock - flip pod

    I have just completed my first speer/banana hammock. I just followed Nomads Hammock pattern. The width is set by the 56" bolt, less an inch and a half which was used for the hem. The length was...
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    I'd make you an offer, but I have 30 yards of...

    I'd make you an offer, but I have 30 yards of fabric waiting to be turned into bridge hammocks at home.
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