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    Poll: The webbing is nylon, but I'm nowhere near the...

    The webbing is nylon, but I'm nowhere near the limit of it. My understanding was nylon stretches, but not immediately and not to that degree, when lightly loaded (1KN on each side). It's designed to...
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    My copy of "On Rope" talks about stitching...

    My copy of "On Rope" talks about stitching patterns, and I'm going to try and describe one of the strongest stitches it shows. It's a series of 4 long triangles, with the points running up the...
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    I didn't find the book that useful. Most things...

    I didn't find the book that useful. Most things online were more in depth, had color pictures, and had users posting comments, improvements, problems, etc. I got much more online than I did from Ed's...
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    Poll: It's not the webbing stretching. It's probably...

    It's not the webbing stretching. It's probably the spectra line or something like it. I'm not too worried. Thanks for all your advice though!
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    Poll: You're right, I think. The load on the webbing or...

    You're right, I think. The load on the webbing or rope that is near horizontal goes way up. So, it stretches which lets the angle decrease, decreasing the load on the webbing until it gets into some...
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    Poll: OK, I'm not really a veteran with my HH or...

    OK, I'm not really a veteran with my HH or anything. It's pretty new. Currently it sags considerably when I hop in. I'm NOT using tree huggers anymore, just some climbing-spec bluewater webbing. So...
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    Poll: War - The instructions for a HH tell you that the...

    War - The instructions for a HH tell you that the entrance should be at chair height when under your weight. That results in a pretty high hammock for me, at least, when I'm not in it. I can nearly...
  8. Thread: Bridgeskin

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    Oh, I laughed so hard when reading that hammock...

    Oh, I laughed so hard when reading that hammock name and seeing the picture! Heck of a name, and I wonder just what possessed you to think that would work :p

    On the other hand, incredible...
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    Skskinner, I'm in a similar situation. Just...

    Skskinner, I'm in a similar situation. Just trying to figure out a good length for my webbing before I buy it. I've been carrying around heavy climbing webbing in various lengths to try, on my day...
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    Poll: JJ - I'm amazed at the range of temperatures...

    JJ - I'm amazed at the range of temperatures people report as the low end, with the Nest. Maybe that should be a poll too, "How Low can you Go?" (no limbo!)

    After Christmas, I should be able to...
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    I just registered the other day after reading for...

    I just registered the other day after reading for a few weeks. Looks like I missed out on the mystery spam :)
  12. Thread: Tarp tensioners

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    Thank you for the details, Grizz, that's actually...

    Thank you for the details, Grizz, that's actually a step further than I had in mind. Making sure the shockcord will run up against the line before breaking is a great little trick. I was just going...
  13. Thread: Tarp tensioners

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    Jeff, what do you mean by a safety catch? Having...

    Jeff, what do you mean by a safety catch? Having a hard time imagining this... worst case the shockcord rips and it falls back onto the main tie-out line, right? If you have some ingenious way to...
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    Poll: How many people who actually own a Nest report...

    How many people who actually own a Nest report the down shifting to their detriment? Anyone waking up with cold shoulders? Is this a theme or a very isolated incident? You are supposed to be able to...
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    If I'm camping with a ground dweller, I'd like to...

    If I'm camping with a ground dweller, I'd like to pick trees near them. At least one site in my mind has trees at least 3 feet in diameter, requiring over 10 feet of web.

    The really big trees, I...
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    It depends. I'm able to find smaller trees pretty...

    It depends. I'm able to find smaller trees pretty easily now, but I really don't know how easy it'll be to find smaller trees where I normally backpack. That wasn't something I thought about a lot...
  17. Thread: RE Tree Huggers

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    I haven't had any problems with my newly...

    I haven't had any problems with my newly purchased HH's huggers. I did immediately switch to using the default lash on a carabiner and attaching the webbing to the carabiner. Using the default lash...
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    I really think he's kidding in that quote. Polar...

    I really think he's kidding in that quote. Polar bears are white because they blend in with snow ;)

    You're probably kidding too! :p Oh well.
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    I've been watching this thread. The redwoods...

    I've been watching this thread. The redwoods around here take about 8 feet of webbing on average, and up to about 15 feet for the bigger ones. I'm carrying climbing webbing right now but it's really...
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    Poll: I'm in the throes of suspension decision making...

    I'm in the throes of suspension decision making myself! I need to buy some longer webbing and then play around. There's a ton of ideas floating around, but the rings seem like favorites so far.
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    Poll: I've got a large JRB quilt and I don't see large...

    I've got a large JRB quilt and I don't see large gaps at all when the quilt is laid out. It fluffs out to the 2.5" height specified and doesn't have any gaps unless you push the down to the side.
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