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  1. It's the 68" stuff. I'm glad to hear it may be...

    It's the 68" stuff. I'm glad to hear it may be downproof. I'll make me a pillow this week. If it's down proof I'll rip it open and use the down in another project. I don't really find myself...
  2. Has anyone use magna fabrics 30d calendered fabric for down gear?

    I bought a bunch of the 30d calendered coyote fabric from magna fabrics to make hammocks out of. I recently got a great deal on 2 lbs of 750 fill power down and wanted to try using it for a couple...
  3. FS: tried to PM about ula ohm, but your pm mailbox is...

    tried to PM about ula ohm, but your pm mailbox is full.

    -Loki
  4. Any good sources for 100 ft of 1/2 mule tape?

    I'm looking online and can only find 3000' lengths of the stuff. Seems like a bit overkill for me.
  5. thanks for the suggestions. I have 24 yards of...

    thanks for the suggestions. I have 24 yards of fabric coming from magna so I have plenty of material to fool around with trying to get this right. I am going to use 1.1 ripstop for my hammock. I'm...
  6. problems with getting a consistent rolled hem on catenary curves.

    I'm trying to make a bridge hammock with cord channels instead of 1/2 webbing. I made a few attempts practicing rolled hems along the length of the cord channel and each time started looking nice,...
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    People shouldn't beat themselves up over a...

    People shouldn't beat themselves up over a weight. If you feel like your pack is too heavy you should try to cut some weight. BPW is useful because it gives you a weight of items that you can cut...
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    xtrekker your methodology is actually the...

    xtrekker your methodology is actually the standard for how BPW works. Accept that you don't include fuel weight in BPW because it's a variable that will change with length of trip.

    You do...
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    When I backpack I generally spend 12 hours of my...

    When I backpack I generally spend 12 hours of my time out on the trail, 8 hours of my time sleeping and 4 hours of my time hanging out in camp(that includes set up and break down of camp). So for me...
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    Yeah the HH is often considered a beginner...

    Yeah the HH is often considered a beginner hammock because it and ENO hammocks are the most visible to the consumer. They are both sold at REI. Most of us end up tweaking our setups finding just...
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    you're already almost ultralight

    This post came about because of reading a SUL post where people where baffled about getting down to such a low weight let alone #10. I want people to think about how easy it is to get down to a #10...
  12. Thread: SUL sub 6lb kit

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    what is your current pack? what is your kit...

    what is your current pack? what is your kit looking like? I've been thinking about pairing my ul kit down to SUL. I find that most people trim down to 5 lbs then drift back up to 8 lbs.


    -Loki
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    it's like a permethrin force field. -Loki

    it's like a permethrin force field.


    -Loki
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    I've been using dynaglide whoopies for a while...

    I've been using dynaglide whoopies for a while and am planning on converting to ucr soon. I'm 200 lbs and have never had a problem


    -Loki
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    I prefer to make my prusiks out of zing it. ...

    I prefer to make my prusiks out of zing it. They're small and lock on like a pitbull. I also use a klemheist instead of a standard prusik when I need more bite. I rarely use more than 3 or 4 loops...
  16. the thought of bunk beds always reminds me of the...

    the thought of bunk beds always reminds me of the movie "step brothers"


    -Loki
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    i use 6' guylines. I've been thinking about...

    i use 6' guylines. I've been thinking about taking them down to 3' on one side.


    -Loki
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    my straps and whoopies stay together wrapped up...

    my straps and whoopies stay together wrapped up in a side pocket of my pack. my hammock connects with a fixed loop and a diamond knot similar to dutch hooks, but less flashy. thanks grizz.

    ...
  19. Thread: Underquilt?

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    I might have to make some PLUQ for my friends...

    I might have to make some PLUQ for my friends that want to come along for camping trips.


    -Loki
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    Yeah I built my lady a uq, hammock, hammock,...

    Yeah I built my lady a uq, hammock, hammock, tarp, and suspension, for about $150. All of her gear works as good or better than the warbonnet tarp, warbonnet hammock, jrb, uq, that I own. I'm...
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    I don't know what taffeta feels like, but if it's...

    I don't know what taffeta feels like, but if it's comfortable and the color that you want then it will probably be your new favorite hammock!
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    I haven't ever needed to cinch the body of my...

    I haven't ever needed to cinch the body of my quilt up tightly against my body. You need to have all 4 sides of the quilt up against you to seal out drafts.

    So if you have your body, then a...
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    My lady and I just did a 6 day WT trip and had no...

    My lady and I just did a 6 day WT trip and had no problems hanging. I've heard that Mowich Lake can be a hard place to hang. It's a big gravel lot with flat wooden decks to set your tents up on. ...
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    I don't think that it really needs to conform to...

    I don't think that it really needs to conform to your body as much as it needs full loft and a good seal. If you have the baffles inward you will end up compressing the loft and having a less...
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    I've had over 500 lbs in my 1.7 nylon traveler...

    I've had over 500 lbs in my 1.7 nylon traveler hammock when me and 2 other people decided to see what three people sitting in a hammock was like(the person in the middle ended up rather squished). I...
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    I use stainless safety wire. It's the stuff used...

    I use stainless safety wire. It's the stuff used to wire nuts together on race cars and motorcycles. Not an everyday household item, but it's killer for splicing.
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    nothing like realizing you just locked yourself...

    nothing like realizing you just locked yourself into a death trap of your own making.


    -Loki
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    glad to hear your new hammock is comfortable. I...

    glad to hear your new hammock is comfortable. I use a warbonnet mamajamba and it has plenty of coverage and has done me well in the PNW. Given I've had pretty good luck and have only had to deploy...
  29. soft shackles are cool and cheap and can be...

    soft shackles are cool and cheap and can be substituted for lots of titanium bling that we spend good money on.

    I like using them to test out concepts. When I feel like I'm getting closer to a...
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    I hang from dynaglide whoopies. They're light and...

    I hang from dynaglide whoopies. They're light and cheap. I'm 200 lbs and feel perfectly comfortable with them. UCR are really stable if you have them rigged properly. A zing it prussik will hold...
  31. Thread: Tarps

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    Looks good. Are you still planning on making your...

    Looks good. Are you still planning on making your own Sil nylon?
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    super cute. I love the sea foam green. I have...

    super cute. I love the sea foam green. I have an old singer 221 feather weight, and an elna supermatic. I love the old sewing machines.



    -Loki
  33. Thread: Tarps

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    Making a Tarp is a good learning experience. I...

    Making a Tarp is a good learning experience. I made one for my GF and she loves it. It's also a good way to get your feet wet for more projects. Like making a grizz beak or doors for a tarp. My...
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    when ever I need more bite out of a prusik I...

    when ever I need more bite out of a prusik I switch it over to a klemheist. Super grippy.



    -Loki
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    Won't hurt

    Larks heading a whoopie sling on won't hurt it a bit. I use a continuous loop with a diamond knot larksheaded on my hammock. I connect to my whoopie sling with a fixed eye loop that has a whipping...
  36. Thread: Hanging Double

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    I want one of these

    This would be perfect for me and my lady.

    http://youtu.be/AOW9R2W2a6Q


    -Loki
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    I'd take that hammock for a ride. -Loki

    I'd take that hammock for a ride.


    -Loki
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    that's a pretty good idea. that pipe looks like...

    that's a pretty good idea. that pipe looks like it's flexing point isn't truly parabolic, but I'm sure this will get you close enough. I'm still a sucker for plotting measurements with a ruler on a...
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    I use a 90 for most of my sewing projects. ...

    I use a 90 for most of my sewing projects. Haven't had any problems yet.


    -Loki
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    I was planning an making a cuben fiber tarp this...

    I was planning an making a cuben fiber tarp this summer and from what I've read using the right bonding tape makes the materials stronger than they were to start. I wonder if people are managing to...
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    I love my warbonnet mamajamba. I'm sure you'll...

    I love my warbonnet mamajamba. I'm sure you'll love your WL tadpole. The cottage manufactures are SO intune with what our niche market wants that they provide a vastly superior product for often...
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    I don't hang mine. There really isn't anything...

    I don't hang mine. There really isn't anything in my pack to attract critters when I go to sleep. I have my pot, stove, toiletries in my food bag. I keep my food bag hung away from my camp. I...
  43. Thread: The other half

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    I used to carry a pack that weighed 40+ lbs my...

    I used to carry a pack that weighed 40+ lbs my girlfriend carried a pack that weighed 35+ lbs. When I made the switch to UL I started helping her get her gear selection down. She really appreciates...
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    I use the same technique, but I also like to thin...

    I use the same technique, but I also like to thin out my seam sealer a bit so that it has a nice thin coating.


    -Loki
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    gotta love the cottage manufacturers

    Those guys know they need to keep people happy to get more business. They will generally do you right.


    -Loki
  46. Thread: Sizing quilts

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    not a specific science.

    I'd recommend looking at the dimensions on the popular quilt manufacturers. If you are planning on making your quilt out of 1.1 ripstop I'd recommend looking at underquilts.com

    They sell shells...
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    The pre made quilt shell was easy to fill. Since...

    The pre made quilt shell was easy to fill. Since it was going to be 8.5 oz of down and it had 9 baffles I just stuffed an ounce of down in each baffle and pinned it shut. The hardest parts where...
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    Nice work on the DIY gears. I'm kinda in the...

    Nice work on the DIY gears. I'm kinda in the opposite boat as you since I've made a gathered end hammock, tarp, and finished and underquilt from underquilts.com for my girlfriend. I got hammock...
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    http://underquilts.com/how-to-finish-your-uq/ ...

    http://underquilts.com/how-to-finish-your-uq/

    there are some tables that show how much down you need for different temps. 30% over fill is what most people recommend.


    -Loki
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    I use nacrabieners instead of dutch clips, but...

    I use nacrabieners instead of dutch clips, but that's cause I had 100 feet of amsteel and was playing around with different setups.


    -Loki
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