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  1. Poll: Draw string with omni tape diy... target range 30f

    Draw string with omni tape diy... target range 30f
  2. I was at a local sporting goods store...

    I was at a local sporting goods store yesterday....for the first time I saw led tent stakes. all I could do is shake my head.
  3. a stand on top of a carpet will offer the...

    a stand on top of a carpet will offer the greatest sound reduction.( or more layers) nothing will eliminate it 100%!...unless if you add DISTANCE from the noise
  4. They,re probably using neoprene-not quite at the...

    They,re probably using neoprene-not quite at the preformnce level I was hoping for. But might just have to settle for it.
  5. took a look at -40's site...they don't disclose...

    took a look at -40's site...they don't disclose what it is they use for insulation. but might just dump the project into their laps if I get too close to departure deadline- thanks for the lead. I...
  6. mat'l suggestions-making an insulated bag for a water bladder

    as the title suggests, I'm trying my hand at making an insulation outer covering for a water bladder. and need suggestions as to what mat'l to use. after visiting the various online water bladder...
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    If I were to buy only one quilt, it would be an...

    If I were to buy only one quilt, it would be an under. A top simplely lays on top...not much work needed since gravity is lending a helping hand . but an under some sorta suspension system needs to...
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    FS: tarp sold..t.y.

    tarp sold..t.y.
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    taking measurments from a WBBB

    I'm not crazy...but I do have my moments! like my newest project. I want to build a dirigible. and since I'm building it for me, I want to save as much weight as possible- this by making it with as...
  10. free to a good home- you pick up in tacoma

    I'm trying to pare down on unused equipment and I have one MSR Isopr fuel blend canister, 8floz. http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/msr-8-oz-isopro-canister-fuel/pid-528651 frankly I'd much rather give...
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    FS: sale pending on the...

    sale pending on the tarp..................................... but I wanted to include that if you're considering the MSR PocketRocket AND live close enough to pick it up in person..i'll include one...
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    FS: NOHA'S 12 tarp & MSR pocket rocket

    Kelly Noah'S 12, gray color and used just twice...no holes and no pull out lines,or plastic figure 9's. dark blue stuff sack included. ( approx. 12" long X 4.0" dia- the tarp squeezes down a bit...
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    noah's12 tarp & MSR pocket rocket

    KELTY. NOAH'S 12 , gray and used twice ( no holes and also no guy/pull out lines included- also none of the ome plastic figure nine's) putty in color and navy blue stuff sac.....PP 50.00$
    also- MSR...
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    i liked using a sleeping bag. for car camping..my...

    i liked using a sleeping bag. for car camping..my only problem was the location of the zipper. mine was on the side and it made getting in & out a bit of a pain. a center zip is almost like a quilt...
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    something to consider before you start to sew...

    something to consider before you start to sew 'em......I've found that it's necessary to check the mesh orientation. I went the same route as you and merrily started to sew 'em to the inside of my...
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    Buried depth depends, a lot on the soil. If...

    Buried depth depends, a lot on the soil. If available, I would buy 10 ft long and bury 4. This just might be over kill,but it's a difficult job to do once...doing it twice would be a killer!
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    I finished a tq in the spring. it wasn't...

    I finished a tq in the spring. it wasn't particularly easy but, modifying a sleeping bag might, well be cheaper but starting out with fresh mat'l a lot easier
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    if you wanted to get by cheaply, just go to rei...

    if you wanted to get by cheaply, just go to rei and buy a few mitten hooks-modify as needed
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    70 times the ropes dia. sounds way overboard! in...

    70 times the ropes dia. sounds way overboard! in my readings I see 20-25 and if you want to over do things, go for 30 = 3.25 length bury for 7/64ths line- life just got a bit simpler!
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    cold outside air and humid air inside- is it...

    cold outside air and humid air inside- is it possible that the tarp wasn't leaking?
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    we too have a preponderance of sap ooozing...

    we too have a preponderance of sap ooozing trees....i'm leaning towards, just making 'em cheap enough that you can get over tossing 'em after an outing. not green but it does cut down on the...
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    find a copy of "the complete walker" by colin...

    find a copy of "the complete walker" by colin fletcher. read it of course
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    hiya doc...grew up in busleton..your new hammock...

    hiya doc...grew up in busleton..your new hammock sounds like a great start!
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    great machine for the home hobbyist- that's the...

    great machine for the home hobbyist- that's the model I have, and I love it but I don't use it up to it's full potentional ! 33$ for a machine with so many unknows,coupled with that condition ( and...
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    no need to set the poles below the frost line-...

    no need to set the poles below the frost line- you're building a hammock frame,and not a permited structure!...just place a "spreader" between the two uprights and the load wil shift to ALL downward.
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    no need to set the poles below the frost...

    no need to set the poles below the frost line...just place a "spreader" between the two uprights and the load wil shift to ALL downward.
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    i'm confused- nothing really new to me! are you...

    i'm confused- nothing really new to me! are you asking about the length of the trarp's ridge? or the length of the tarps suspension length?
  28. compression sacs use for packing T & B quilts

    i'm looking at compression sacs for my T&B quilts while hiking.( and motorcycle-camping every other night) ...with that in mind, can down quilts be compressed to the extreme and keeped like that for...
  29. Is the a problem with hanging it in the evening...

    Is the a problem with hanging it in the evening and taking it down in the am?
  30. if i didn't already have a new t.q., i'd go for...

    if i didn't already have a new t.q., i'd go for this!. up to this year i used a 30degree bag and found it quite handy. untill it was blown away into the desert. the only draw back is pack size,...
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    just about all the seam sealers i've run across,...

    just about all the seam sealers i've run across, require thinning out with toluene so that it'll soak into the seam- rather than just smear onto the outside.
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    oops..r.m. right you are! 200lbs at a 30degree...

    oops..r.m. right you are! 200lbs at a 30degree hang is 200lbs on each line. i got work mixed up with play . sorry for the confusion
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    r.m. the total weight applyed to EACH line is the...

    r.m. the total weight applyed to EACH line is the same...not halved. in the example you offered a person (plus hammock n gear) weighting 200lbs,hang angle of 30degrees-yeilds 400lbs on each...
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    i don't have a mathematical formula for ya...

    i don't have a mathematical formula for ya but..you COULD hang a string from two level points. the string will take the needed shape- then all that remains is to trace the shape of the string onto...
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    didn't mean to scare ya . fwiw- big bear is close...

    didn't mean to scare ya . fwiw- big bear is close by and mt jacinto is nice too
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    last year i hiked from joshua tree south to...

    last year i hiked from joshua tree south to desert hot springs. ditto on the water...and no trees to use for hanging ( there are joshua trees in the northern part & one or two plam groves too- no...
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    wasn't really worrying about the price...now, i...

    wasn't really worrying about the price...now, i would most probably work at getting a lower price on a car, but rope?! forgetaboutit!...just saw no point in ordering.. and besides, i like the "hand"...
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    only one chain?!

    only one chain?!
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    i find that our local w.marine store has 1/8"...

    i find that our local w.marine store has 1/8" amsteel on the shelve, and 7/64ths is available on special order...i'm not a fan of waiting! also the slightly larger dia makes creating splices a bit...
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    a 10 X 10 room would be 14.14 foot corner to...

    a 10 X 10 room would be 14.14 foot corner to corner (diagonally)..imho pleanty of length for a normal sized hammock!
  41. welcome from tacoma

    welcome from tacoma
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    how are stuff sacs "sized"?

    i just completed a top quilt and am going to make two stuff sacs for it. one for long term stowage, and the other really small for backpacking.the quilt will lay flat since the foot box opens up to...
  43. already grabed....did you grab or some one else?...

    already grabed....did you grab or some one else? free, i'd take it even if i didn't already have a working 15-91machine
  44. i'm sure there's a lot of ways to skin this cat....

    i'm sure there's a lot of ways to skin this cat. after my research, the blowing vacume SEEMED the best for me. and in large measure it worked well enough. sorry brey, but i didn't take any pics. i...
  45. used the shop vac in "blow" mode. the air flow...

    used the shop vac in "blow" mode. the air flow traveled thru a "t" section that had a "diverter" built into it.( yes- the diverter was in the right location/direction- in case anyone thinks this was...
  46. down side of using a vacume to transfer down

    i just got finished filling a t.q.. i chose to use a shop vac to make the effort a bit less painful. .....guess again waldo! the filling went along pretty smoothly, untill i got to the last 4-5...
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    i was worried about an "under tarp ridge line" ...

    i was worried about an "under tarp ridge line" chaffing the mat'l so i over lapped both sides,by about 1.5>2" and had a seam on each side of the ridge line. that way no seam is on top, but it's...
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    welcome from tacoma...and might i suggest that...

    welcome from tacoma...and might i suggest that you check out NWHIKERS.NET also...good suff maynard!
  49. i usually don't give up easyly, but a tenth of a...

    i usually don't give up easyly, but a tenth of a gram - slaps forhead and asks.."what was i thinking"? thanks to all. think i'll just fill to the nearest gram(challenging enough for a klutz like me)
  50. ok. one person who think's this approch is...

    ok. one person who think's this approch is unreasonable- i only had a nagging feeling that i was on the wrong track..but then it seemed to me, that rounding up was wastefull...rounding down too, and...
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