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  1. Plenty. Probably overkill.

    Plenty. Probably overkill.
  2. +1 .....on every single hammock I own or make. I...

    +1 .....on every single hammock I own or make. I cut the cam buckles off and stitch a large eye.
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    Find a telephone company crew, especially one...

    Find a telephone company crew, especially one installing underground cable. It often comes preinstalled in conduit to pull the wire through. They often throw it away once the wire is in.
  4. Didn't read the whole thread you linked and I...

    Didn't read the whole thread you linked and I imagined it was mentioned about the bias, but looks like a good use of fabric.

    Your ridgeline will be on the bias of the material, which will make it...
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    For more info, check out this thread.

    This was a good discussion back in the day. Not really a continuous loop, but a great discussion on the parts of a splice and how they interact. Some quotes from true experts like Samson and...
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    Each manufacturer has a recommended method,...

    Each manufacturer has a recommended method, usually on their eye splice tutorial.

    I just hand stitch a running stitch down one side, rotate the line 90 degrees and run it back to the start point....
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    That isn't locked, at least the way you need it...

    That isn't locked, at least the way you need it to be. You need the lock to keep the circle from getting large. That method keeps the circle from getting smaller. The OP states it isn't technically...
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    I did the same. I also stitched a long piece of...

    I did the same. I also stitched a long piece of really small bungy cord to it with a mitten hook on one end. I clip it to my ridgeline to keep it in the hammock and find it if it slides down in the...
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    Haven't been on a pad in a while, but my 25" wide...

    Haven't been on a pad in a while, but my 25" wide pad at an angle with my body, worked. I'm pretty broad shouldered, 46L coat size. Not a lot of wiggle room. I kind of sleep in between on my back...
  10. I stitched some 27 foot seams on a sail with zig...

    I stitched some 27 foot seams on a sail with zig zag and v92. Used almost all of it. I would say 20 yards at most. Your 49' seems more like my experience.

    Canvas and sailcloth is SUCH a joy to...
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    I don't do a locked Brummell on a loop, too much...

    I don't do a locked Brummell on a loop, too much effort. Loop it, crossover and bury the tails. I haven't read the sticky, so not sure on technique you are using. I assume you turn it inside out...
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    I dont know anything about that machine, but......

    I dont know anything about that machine, but...
    Looks much like a straight stitch version of the 20U, which is an awesome machine. The grey/white Singers are newer, probably China and may have a...
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    Exact size stuff sack tutorial

    Err on being too big vs too small.

    If you DIY, here's a tutorial for making it the size you want.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22271
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    I made a climashield DIY full UQ that's about a...

    I made a climashield DIY full UQ that's about a 40 degree rated. Super simple.

    There are tutorials on this site for them. One of the early posts in the forum.
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    I use skins and ball it up in my pack. Sil...

    I use skins and ball it up in my pack.

    Sil shouldn't stick together as others have stated. If its sticking, it's coated or your seam sealing is tacky, which mine is. A little talc powder helps a...
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    Clo

    Check out the info on CLO from AYCE over on thru hiker ??? It gets a little more technical than just inches and degrees but for fun for a technical understanding. Mainly around synthetics.
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    I'm a big fan of the bug sock. It's more...

    I'm a big fan of the bug sock. It's more versatile to me. I'm not zipped in and I can leave it at home or let it hang at my feet in case I need it in the "maybe bug" seasons.

    I think mine is in...
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    I was able to put rings on mine using the...

    I was able to put rings on mine using the original whipping, without un whipping. I had I work with the knot a little. It's my yard and boat hammock, so weight isn't a concern. I prefer rings and...
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    Take a look a the karo step quilts as well. I...

    Take a look a the karo step quilts as well. I built my tq that way. The good thing is you can really put the down where you need it pretty easily. If you think about how you ay in a hammock, you only...
  20. Thread: Ridgelines?

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    Yes for me. I have a sack that hangs from it. ...

    Yes for me.
    I have a sack that hangs from it. I put my glasses, headlamp, and water bottle in it. Even without the sack, I hung it all on the ridgeline.

    It also serves as a handle to get my...
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    If you ever un whip it, this is what's inside. ...

    If you ever un whip it, this is what's inside.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/3/4/6/8/img_0243_original.jpg
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    Just looked at this, so this may have been stated...

    Just looked at this, so this may have been stated already.

    Sil stitches are tighter than on cotton using the same thread tension, thread, and needle.

    Sil is much thinner and less resistant to...
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    Pretty sure I have a stash of that stuff. ...

    Pretty sure I have a stash of that stuff.

    Roughy 1.1 oz , ripstop nylon. I dont think mine is DWR, if it is, its pretty poor. It definitely has a coating. Possibly a poor calendared...
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    Amsteel is dyneema. If you are making a fixed...

    Amsteel is dyneema.

    If you are making a fixed continuous loop, with a little measurement, you can taper it in the final step.

    Once you have everything in place, pull out the tail and tape itr,...
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    +1 I prefer my hammock and tarp kind of loose....

    +1
    I prefer my hammock and tarp kind of loose. It creates a more flexible lump in the pack vs a hard ball. My other soft stuff-ables are the same. They stuff into a sack, but not overly tight and...
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    On the quick and cheap, a blue tarp from Walmart...

    On the quick and cheap, a blue tarp from Walmart or similar.
    Lines - any polyester line or strap rated (working load, not break strength) for your more than your weight.

    A better option
    A hex...
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    Indian Springs and High Falls State Parks south...

    Indian Springs and High Falls State Parks south near Jackson are decent.
    Amicalola State Park near Helen s nice



    For "true" camping, Best is Chatooga River at Burrells Ford to the north
  28. Wow. Tap a talk is crazy or I'm am idiot since...

    Wow. Tap a talk is crazy or I'm am idiot since the was posted 5 months ago and it showed up at the top of the list.
  29. Chatooga is my favorite place. I was there a few...

    Chatooga is my favorite place. I was there a few weeks ago. We go several times per year and never had a parking safety concern.

    Burrells ford road is a little bumpy, but not too bad, my buddy's...
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    The base of my 8oz Dabonds are a little under 3"....

    The base of my 8oz Dabonds are a little under 3". About 2-7/8"
  31. Ditto on the humidity ( and rain ). I have a...

    Ditto on the humidity ( and rain ). I have a 1/2" double braid nylon dock line I use to tie a boat to a trailer. When its dry and hot, it's real tight, musical note tight. When its wet, it's...
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    Snake skins are a convenience, but you probably...

    Snake skins are a convenience, but you probably could sell them. All of the stuff you mentioned seems to be convenience driven. HH stock will work fine if you're trying to keep costs down.

    Some...
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    Unrelated

    I was searching net making tutorials on you tube to refresh an old skill and saw yours on making the hammock clew. Good tutorial. It was neat to see a name I recognized.

    In the tutorial
    I wonder...
  34. Thread: foot pad

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    I cut up a piece of blue Wally world CCF into 4"...

    I cut up a piece of blue Wally world CCF into 4" x 20" strips. I made 4 strips.

    I sewed up a nylon pocket to hold the strips, each in its individual sleeve. I also left enough slack in the seams...
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    Several I'm a side sleeper and I can kind of get...

    Several
    I'm a side sleeper and I can kind of get there in a hammock but a tent/pad is easier. But because I'm aside sleeper, I need a thick pad to be able to move in the am. I use an exped synmat...
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    If you're talking about a hammock ridgeline, it...

    If you're talking about a hammock ridgeline, it has nothing to do with the tarp.
    A structural ridgeline keeps the sag of your hammock consistent and a placeto hang goodies.
    A non structural...
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    I can never get an image to post correctly so the...

    I can never get an image to post correctly so the link i intended to put here is not. Look on page 2 of my gallery.

    On a yellow page, I sketched out measurements for making whoopie slings. Fid...
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    I have a Weller dual wattage (130W??) gun style...

    I have a Weller dual wattage (130W??) gun style soldering iron. I use the Engel tip with foot (so you don't need glass or hardboard under it) for marine fabrics and occassionally nylon. It works...
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    A new take on paddling and hammocks

    Original Post deleted.

    EDIT: I originally posted a link instead of picture. The website in the link has lots of funny pictures, but contains some nsfw images as well. My deleted post above...
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    +1 on the esbit or supplemental stove. I am an...

    +1 on the esbit or supplemental stove. I am an impatient coffee drinker. No way I could deal with a wood stove to start the water for my coffee.

    I would suspect, after about day 3 of the...
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    And even if Alan Edwards is correct, who cares...

    And even if Alan Edwards is correct, who cares for our usage. Any strength over 100% ensures it is not the weakest link in a 7/64 suspension system.

    NE ropes was late in the game with spectra...
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    Durkopp Durkopp Adler Consew Singer Pfaff ...

    Durkopp
    Durkopp Adler
    Consew
    Singer
    Pfaff

    are other good brands.

    I think the durkopp 212 is needle feed. You'll likely need to change motors on this one because most were in true...
  43. If you want to use stainless, I prefer the...

    If you want to use stainless, I prefer the sailmakers thimbles that are full round and oval shaped vs the typical tear drop thimbles made for wire. Those have sharp edges.

    I dont have my...
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    If you're looking for simplicity, why not use the...

    If you're looking for simplicity, why not use the method used when I introduced them. Picture below is how I tie almost all of mine. This is the original "kohlhoff loop." In the link in the OP,...
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    I have all of them, almost. I have a compound...

    I have all of them, almost.

    I have a compound feed (needle feed, walking foot with alternating presser feet) Singer 211U I use for canvas and upholstery. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
    but.......
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    Looks good. I have a 45 bag that I keep...

    Looks good. I have a 45 bag that I keep considering a conversion on, but it's still "just works". I also have a couple pounds of dwn that I bought to make a 45 TQ with but haven't gotten around to it.
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    Then you're in the right place. I could sleep in...

    Then you're in the right place. I could sleep in a tarp tent, but never on a UL, 1/8" half pad. I consider myself a light weight comfort hiker. I'll pay the weight price for comfort. Fr example, when...
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    I prefer a separate net for several reasons. ...

    I prefer a separate net for several reasons.

    -I don't use it when I don't need it. We have plenty of bugs in GA, but I often rt out with the bug net around my "waist" an pull it up if it gets...
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    I prefer Karo step for a flat TQ, with snaps and...

    I prefer Karo step for a flat TQ, with snaps and drawstring foot box. I prefer it because I can "poof" more down on top of me when its cold and "poof" more out to the sides when it's a little...
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    yes. I think you have it. In all of the...

    yes. I think you have it. In all of the designs, the strength should be about the same. I used to fill my sil stuff sacks with water to see how bad they might leak in the stitch lines, which is...
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