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  1. Yes I have Whoopie Slings on both my Hammock and...

    Yes I have Whoopie Slings on both my Hammock and my tarp. It makes set up so much easer with the added bonus of being lighter then almost any other setup.
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    10-4 Under quilt protector.

    10-4 Under quilt protector.
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    Help with Weather Shield question

    Iím making a weather shield out of .33 Cuban Fiber and have a question? I have read that you want the shield to be breathable to prevent condensation. Seem to me that if there is condensation on the...
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    Is it not lighter to just go with 1/8 then to...

    Is it not lighter to just go with 1/8 then to carry an extra set of 7/64? I'm not sure how much more the 1/8 weighs then the 7/64.
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    Whoopie Sling Question

    I know a 7/64 amsteal whoopie is strong enough for a section hike. I have used mine about 24 times but its looking a little warn. My question is, will 7/64 last for a Thru Hike. At least 120 night in...
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    I drilled out the handle of my hiking pole (Black...

    I drilled out the handle of my hiking pole (Black Diamond) and found that the stock pole that came with the RR fit perfect. I cut it to 3 in and tried it. It worked great but the tip of the pole...
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    Foe me the only way to go Cuben was DIY. I ended...

    Foe me the only way to go Cuben was DIY. I ended up spending about $250 for my Cuben tarp. That came out to be 2.5 times the cast of Sil. But after using it for 2 years its one of the best tarps I...
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    Welcome from a fellow a fellow hanger from...

    Welcome from a fellow a fellow hanger from Concord NC.
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    I just finished my summer quilt similar to yours....

    I just finished my summer quilt similar to yours. I wanted a 40 * quilt so mine has 7.2 oz of 900 fill down. Total weight is 12.5 oz. Love DIY.
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    Got my notice Friday also. Same a little over 4...

    Got my notice Friday also. Same a little over 4 weeks.
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    [I] don't mind the waiting as much as no answer...

    [I] don't mind the waiting as much as no answer to my e-mails. I have a hike coming up and would like t know how to plan,
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    Ordered a RR on the 25 of April. As of 10 May I...

    Ordered a RR on the 25 of April. As of 10 May I have not recieved it. No hurry just a referance.
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    Carbon spreader bars

    Is .355" carbon poles strong enough for a spreader bar? If not for both ends. How about just the foot end. I saw them at Quest outfiters.
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    Carbon spreader Bars

    Is .355" carbon poles strong enough for a spreader bar? If not for both ends. How about just the foot end. I saw them at Quest outfiters.
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    To figuer the difernentiel cut on the under quilt...

    To figuer the difernentiel cut on the under quilt I put 2 pins in the wall 36 inches apartthen tied a piece of thread between the two makinf a large U Then i put 2 more pins 2.5 inches outside the...
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    How long is a spredder bar? Is there any reason...

    How long is a spredder bar? Is there any reason that a carbon fiber arrow would not work? Would a fiber golf shaft work. I have never tested them but I'm sure eace could hod 50lb.+ before breaking.
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    As long as you are not on the AT you can Hammock...

    As long as you are not on the AT you can Hammock any where you want. Trust me when I say there is no shortage of trees in the Samkies. If you are on the AT you must stay at a shelter, and you must...
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    No need to do a differentlal cut on a Top Quilt...

    No need to do a differentlal cut on a Top Quilt as it just lays over you. It does help prevent compression of down on the under quilt. Easer to do on the under quilt too if you run baffels leingth...
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    It sems to me that I have been more comfortable...

    It sems to me that I have been more comfortable with more under quilt the top quilt. Easer to adjust comfort from above.
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    Try a longer burry my are about 16 in.

    Try a longer burry my are about 16 in.
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    Poll: Tree free hammock is called a tent.

    Tree free hammock is called a tent.
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    Built in Under Quilt

    I asked in another thread if an integrated under quilt would work. It seams that due to the stretch of the Hammock, not such a good idea.
    So, I got to thinking, its not the under quilt I have the...
  23. Thread: Sewing Cuben

    by Stir Fry
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    Use a wider stich then usual. I have started to...

    Use a wider stich then usual. I have started to taping first and sewing with a wide stitch. Seems to be the best of both worlds.
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    How high can water splish under a tarp. My...

    How high can water splish under a tarp. My hammick is usualy at least 30" when I'm in it. I tryed it in the back yard with a garden hose. I could not get it to splash higher then about 15" no mater...
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    length x width x height. 80" long x 6" wide x...

    length x width x height. 80" long x 6" wide x 2.5" high devide by fill power

    80x6x2.5= 1200 sq in if 900 fill it 1.33 oz of down if 800 fill 1.5 oz down 700 fill 1.71 oz of down.
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    I made one out of 4" webbing and whoopyslings ...

    I made one out of 4" webbing and whoopyslings did not use it enough to be worth it.
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    Ridge line tensioner.

    Anyone know of a neat clean way to attach shock cort to zinit line?
    I tied a six inch loop of shock cord in a knot, attached to tarp. Tied the zingit to shock cord. Does a nice job keeping the tarp...
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    Integrated Under Quilt

    Posed once in the wrong area.
    I have a WBBB double layer hammock and I was thinking of integrating my under quilt by using the outside layer of the hammock as one side of the quilt. I plane to use...
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    Integrated Under Quilt

    I have a WBBB double layer hammock and I was thinking of integrating my under quilt by using the outside layer of the hammock as one side of the quilt. I plane to use Momentum 50 as the underside....
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    I usualy spent about arround $100 for the down,...

    I usualy spent about arround $100 for the down, and $50 -60 for materials.
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    Help with Cuben Fider

    I have a Cuben Fiber tarp that I used a feld seam on the ridge. I sealed it with silicon but it still leaks a little. I bought some 3m VHB tape and plan to use a 3 " piece of Cuben over the seam. ...
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    I had a 3/4 but made a full lengh and i like it a...

    I had a 3/4 but made a full lengh and i like it a lot better. Its DIY 58" at the sholders and 38" at my feet so the weight difference was only about 3 oz. from the 3/4.
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    Hammock System weight.

    I was looking at my Hammock System good ito the 20s to high teens. I was wondering if I'm in line with most.
    I have included, hammock, tarp, under quilt and top quilt.
    Total weight is 75 oz. or...
  34. Thread: Quilt clips

    by Stir Fry
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    Got mine added them to my under quilt and they...

    Got mine added them to my under quilt and they seem to be the best thing I have seen for keeping under quile in place. I tryed to get my quilt to shift and it stayed in place. Added 8 to the quilt...
  35. Thread: Quilt clips

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    How much do they weigh?

    How much do they weigh?
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    Foot box is simple drawstring. First photo string...

    Foot box is simple drawstring. First photo string draws from the center. there are ties on the end with two more 5" and 10 " up. After I pull the drawstring tight. I tie off the end then bundle the...
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    This one is 55" tapered to 45" and 78" long. I'm...

    This one is 55" tapered to 45" and 78" long. I'm 5'11" and can just get it over my head without bending my knees. It has a drawsrring foot box.
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    Just take to pieces of 1.1 sew baffels and put...

    Just take to pieces of 1.1 sew baffels and put the desired amount of down. Just do a differantial cut. Yoy can figure this by sticking two pins about 24 inches apart drape a piece of thred so it fofs...
  39. I was using a top quilt while on the ground for a...

    I was using a top quilt while on the ground for a couple of years before going to a Hammock. So not much change for me.
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    .51 is good enough for a tarp. That is what mine...

    .51 is good enough for a tarp. That is what mine is made of.
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    I,m ready to fill the shell on an under quilt...

    I,m ready to fill the shell on an under quilt that I gust redid using Momentum 50. I belisve its 7D. Shell weight with suspention is 4.89oz. Looks like im saving 2.45 oz from shell done with 1.1,...
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    Won't someone that does all the videos take down...

    Won't someone that does all the videos take down and synthetic and try to get them wet say drape them over a line in the rain. check them a 30 min interviles. See how long it takes.
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    Most shells are water resistent. So they are hard...

    Most shells are water resistent. So they are hard to get wet. If you get any bag wet through and through they suck. Not just down.
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    Try it with Rotary cutter and a mat, same idea...

    Try it with Rotary cutter and a mat, same idea but faster. You should be able to cut 8 baffles in about 10 minutes.
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    Every thing that stays the same, no change over...

    Every thing that stays the same, no change over time. Food, fuel, and water change so are not included. Some say only what you carry in your pack. To me its everything. Putting some things in your...
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    You will love it. Looks nice

    You will love it. Looks nice
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    This is mine,and I made it. It been used down to...

    This is mine,and I made it. It been used down to 18*.
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    Gets easer and you get better as you learn. Have...

    Gets easer and you get better as you learn. Have fun.
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    Allright; enough now I ordered a set, but you...

    Allright; enough now I ordered a set, but you need to stop.
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    So sounds like its a nice to have for the...

    So sounds like its a nice to have for the occasionl hostal without mattres but not realy nessary.
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