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    Thanks for the responses! RsBTR's treated down is...

    Thanks for the responses! RsBTR's treated down is $133/lb 800 treated. Wilderness Logistics: $125/lb 850 untreated. Downlinens $124 800 treated.
    I did manage to find one company selling a %90...
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    Down sourcing?

    I've been looking around, but I haven't found any sources of down I was happy with. Where are people getting this stuff, anyway? Also, are there any sources purveying the water resistant treated...
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    I love this XD

    I love this XD
  4. right, right. I suppose I was simply thinking in...

    right, right. I suppose I was simply thinking in terms of getting a numerical rating without building a full rig
  5. Hydrostatic Head Test without equipment

    So This question may have been asked before, but if someone wanted to test the HH of a given fabric, the standard solution is a sealed tube, or pressurized valves, etc. Would it work simply to gather...
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    With all the goose down stuff I use, This hits a...

    With all the goose down stuff I use, This hits a bit close to home 0.0
  7. Thread: New hammock

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    87822Lol, that looks exactly like mine! coyote...

    87822Lol, that looks exactly like mine! coyote brown ripstop fabric Brown Silnylon stuffsack. Mine's a bit shorter, but just about as wide. Weighs about 5oz. The bag includes the suspension syste:,...
  8. Nylon fabric comes in several varieties, and all...

    Nylon fabric comes in several varieties, and all of them are pretty durable. ENO hammocks, for instance, are made of nylon taffeta if memory serves. Ripstop does not necessarily make a material...
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    I think an UQ may be my next learning curve....

    I think an UQ may be my next learning curve. Where'd you find yours, anyway?
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    ^I've always wondered if it was to create a point...

    ^I've always wondered if it was to create a point of failure, so that the user finds himself in sudden need of a NEW eno hammock XD (not to mention their lousy rope, but I won't get into that). As...
  11. Now, from what I gather from the OP, you were...

    Now, from what I gather from the OP, you were simply looking to take a normal hammock and make it lighter whilst retaining strength. I think you may find that for sheer weight, it's hard to beat a...
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    I'm imagining this as a really lame version of...

    I'm imagining this as a really lame version of Spiderman: the Stringslinger!
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    Yeah, I think that's doable! I should preface...

    Yeah, I think that's doable!
    I should preface this; I've never used the 3's, but I've been looking around as I'm considering using them in the future.
    Anyway, I've seen a couple solutions...
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    Other uses for 1.6oz Ripstop

    So I've been making hammocks out of this stuff for a while now, and I've got a decent supply of scrap going. Wondering if anyone had found any interesting uses for this stuff. Particularly, does...
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    By the way, when judging ratings for components,...

    By the way, when judging ratings for components, be wary: many things can affect structural failure. As nutty pointed out via calc, hammocks pull more than you'd expect, simply because of the angle....
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    If you have access to a sewing machine, there's...

    If you have access to a sewing machine, there's no reason not to DIY. The webbing is dirt cheap, and the sewing is literally the simplest thing I've ever done with thread (just color inside the lines...
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    Sticky: pretty much any bent piece of...

    pretty much any bent piece of thin-but-not-too-thin single strand wire works great for the splicing part.
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    I've found that yes, the loop only closes so far....

    I've found that yes, the loop only closes so far. However, my solution has just been to bring the end of the loop through the tieout point, either over the lineloc (which actually stays in place...
  19. Seconded: from my experience, it is waterproof...

    Seconded: from my experience, it is waterproof from both directions, though one side may appear more or less shiny than the other.
  20. Working on this. Coming Soon ;) Thanks :)

    Working on this. Coming Soon ;)



    Thanks :)
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    Nice video! It's funny how looking back, most of...

    Nice video! It's funny how looking back, most of my fondest trail memories are of the most hellish storms.
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    Man, tell me about it. I once proposed an...

    Man, tell me about it. I once proposed an experiment with a kite and a glass filament. They said I was mad!
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    not a direct answer, but as a supplement, and...

    not a direct answer, but as a supplement, and because I like the material...
    http://what-if.xkcd.com/16/

    I'm certain the length of suspension would make a difference, as would your distance from...
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    Lol, I was imagining you going to Jared and...

    Lol, I was imagining you going to Jared and saying, "Here, stand there and hold this!". Gotta have priorities. Speaking of which, is it weird that my fantasy hammock has like, neons on it?
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    I feel your pain sir (though a little higher in...

    I feel your pain sir (though a little higher in the back). I'm curious though, how do you usually sleep in a hammock: back? side? belly?
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    Definitely not an issue only for the vertically...

    Definitely not an issue only for the vertically challenged. I was looking for a good ten minutes for the right stick to push the straps up with just yesterday!
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    Plus, if you fold it into a hat, you can keep the...

    Plus, if you fold it into a hat, you can keep the government out of your thoughts. And, umm...keep your head warm or something
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    I actually may have to try this one, but...

    I actually may have to try this one, but DEFINITELY going with a hands-free option 0.0
  29. love these articles, concise and to the point!

    love these articles, concise and to the point!
  30. any idea how much weight gain?

    any idea how much weight gain?
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    ^ Are there any common tarp fabrics that are...

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    Are there any common tarp fabrics that are unidirectionally WR? Silnylon is the only one I've really worked with enough to know. If the tarp is made of that, it won't care which side is up. Of...
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    Probably a silly question, but does anyone know...

    Probably a silly question, but does anyone know if a dark colored bug net gets warmer inside in sunlight than a light colored one?
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    So out of curiosity, any Idea how much it ended...

    So out of curiosity, any Idea how much it ended up weighing? I'm sure the fabric was next to nothing.

    BTW, anyone else use their camelback bladder for a pillow? I wrap mine in a shirt or...
  34. This is almost exactly how I learned to sew, just...

    This is almost exactly how I learned to sew, just it was my aunt's sewing machine, and the scrap was silnylon. First project? small stuffsack (your's looks better). Recently the seam pulled the...
  35. Thanks for the tips, I swear, it's these trips...

    Thanks for the tips, I swear, it's these trips that REALLY make me wish my camera's panoramic function wasn't so awful.
  36. That's fantastic! how far in did you guys walk?

    That's fantastic! how far in did you guys walk?
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    For what it's worth, almost every backpacking...

    For what it's worth, almost every backpacking trip I've ever been on has had some form of a Beautiful Disaster. Still, a good story is totally worth a sleepless night :D. By the way, do you guys have...
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    Wow, I'm amazed I've never thought about packing...

    Wow, I'm amazed I've never thought about packing earplugs before. I may toss some of those in the bag next trip!
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    my ENO has treated me well for years. I don't...

    my ENO has treated me well for years. I don't tend to carry it for long backpacking though. My homemade one is every bit as comfortable (if not as roomy), and literally 1/3 the weight and ~1/4 the...
  40. Thanks Dutch, I'm a big fan of your work as well....

    Thanks Dutch, I'm a big fan of your work as well. There are several small examples (hooks, some materials) in that video, actually!
  41. Thanks, that's good to know!

    Thanks, that's good to know!
  42. Hey there, Thanks for all the responses! I am...

    Hey there, Thanks for all the responses! I am currently making preparations to begin a small production run in whichever size is most often requested! If that goes well, I may try to license the...
  43. Introducing the Arc Convertible Hammock Shelter!

    Hi there! I'd like to finally unveil what I hope will become the latest and greatest in Hammock shelter systems. I call it simply the Arc.
    The Arc is an all-weather, ultralight, convertible hammock...
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    Sewing silnylon ribbon to tarp

    So I've got some silnylon tarp, and I'd like to sew a couple of silnylon ribbons into it to tie things to: not into the hem but the middle of the fabric. The ties will likely be taking enough of a...
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    I was imagining what the hammock "hive" would...

    I was imagining what the hammock "hive" would look like. Dudes hangin' from the walls of a giant beehive, then someone pokes their head in and they all wake up and stare until the head slowly...
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    So funny story: I typed out this post a while...

    So funny story: I typed out this post a while back, with a couple ideas in mind, I had a poll set up, a couple pictures I was debating whether or not to put up just yet, etc. Finally I decided not to...
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    Shelter Name

    So I have this new kind of shelter I have made for use with hammocks. it is very lightweight at 11 ounces, and provides complete protection from the elements. I'm looking to name my new creation :)....
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    yyyyeah, condensation was definitely a concern....

    yyyyeah, condensation was definitely a concern. For now, I'm hoping adequate ventilation will avert some of the issues, as i've kinda sorta... already made the thing :lol::D We'll see how that part...
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    0.0 that sounds an awful lot like my design. If...

    0.0 that sounds an awful lot like my design. If you've seen this somewhere, please post a link

    In the meantime, I greatly appreciate all the feedback. I'm having difficulty finding good examples...
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    Hammock sock questions

    Hi there,
    So I'm making my own hammock shelter at the moment, which for the moment I'll call a hammock sock. My own model is made of Silnylon in order to keep the rain off, but as you know the...
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