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  1. Fantastic report, sure is beautiful county up...

    Fantastic report, sure is beautiful county up there.
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    Whoopies benefit from pulling on the bury from...

    Whoopies benefit from pulling on the bury from both directions, a UCR only pulls from one direction, hence the weight you mention. Many, including myself, use a taut-line hitch to keep tension on it...
  3. Welcome from Michigan. Looks like an interesting...

    Welcome from Michigan. Looks like an interesting design, should be interesting to follow it's evolution.
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    Look'n good URZED. Definitely let us know how...

    Look'n good URZED. Definitely let us know how the 10" model works out, thanks for sharing.
  5. Poll: Put me down as a maybe. Lot's of variables over...

    Put me down as a maybe. Lot's of variables over here so I'll just stick with maybe.
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    I've been on the section from Grayling down river...

    I've been on the section from Grayling down river down to one of the bridges (don't recall which) a few times and it's all quite nice and he campground that I stayed in when we stayed was well kept...
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    Welcome from exciting and exotic Battle Creek.

    Welcome from exciting and exotic Battle Creek.
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    The easy way is to just fold over the edge of the...

    The easy way is to just fold over the edge of the hammock and sew it down, no extra fabric required.
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    The one I made has stick pockets and seems to...

    The one I made has stick pockets and seems to work quite well. This video will show some details of it.

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  10. I never fold, just stuff it, and always hang to...

    I never fold, just stuff it, and always hang to dry a few days when I get home so it's perfectly dry before storing.
  11. That was great! Thanks for taking us along.

    That was great! Thanks for taking us along.
  12. It's not exactly (or maybe even remotely) what...

    It's not exactly (or maybe even remotely) what you're talking about but the thread on the SWAG & DILLY, may be at least tangentially related to what you're talking about and might give you some ideas.
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    I think mine is 11 x 10 but also has doors and...

    I think mine is 11 x 10 but also has doors and sets up like a whelen lean-to. Lots of room and excellent coverage.

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    My preferred dimensions are: large x huge :) Im...

    My preferred dimensions are: large x huge :) Im a member of the bigger is better club.
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    Welcome from Michigan!

    Welcome from Michigan!
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    I made my tarp specifically to be a lean-to that...

    I made my tarp specifically to be a lean-to that goes all the way to the ground on one side just to stop the wind, and it does an admirable job at.
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    Dyneema straps would solve the problems created...

    Dyneema straps would solve the problems created by Kevlar straps: Stronger,lighter, hydrophobic, and more UV resistance. http://www.bainbridgeint.com/Variants.aspx?Item=PRD-900174
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    Once the newness is worn off the ridgeline and...

    Once the newness is worn off the ridgeline and loop it will grab better with maybe 4 wraps and still be adjustable, its a matter of breaking them in guess and seeing what you can get away with after...
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    Welcome from Battle Creek.

    Welcome from Battle Creek.
  20. Looks like a cool trip. That's some pretty...

    Looks like a cool trip. That's some pretty exposed paddling but a proper adventure for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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    If you use the "quick links" drop down under the...

    If you use the "quick links" drop down under the forum tab and select "today's posts" I think you'll get what you're after.
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    Wow! That's a pretty serious milestone. ...

    Wow! That's a pretty serious milestone. Congrats!
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    My interest in sewing began when I decided I...

    My interest in sewing began when I decided I wanted to make a tent of all things (gasp!) But about the time I got a machine I discovered hammocks so the tent never happened. I also became very...
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    That sounds like a challenge! :lol::lol::lol:

    That sounds like a challenge! :lol::lol::lol:
  25. The shortest a UCR can get is generally a bit...

    The shortest a UCR can get is generally a bit longer than the shortest a whoopie can get, a whoopie tensions the constricting portion from both directions a UCR only one, hence the tendency of people...
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    I have a wilderness logics bug net and it is...

    I have a wilderness logics bug net and it is really nice. Use it on a 10' hammock but don't recall how much extra net it has.
  27. What hammock? :boggle::boggle::boggle: Stand...

    What hammock? :boggle::boggle::boggle:

    Stand design is interesting.
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    If you want to go down the pull-out road you...

    If you want to go down the pull-out road you could experiment with the location using CLIP ON PULL OUTS, and if it doesn't work out you've got some extra pull outs for your tarp. :)
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    I think this is a case of bigger is better. UGQ...

    I think this is a case of bigger is better. UGQ has some really nice large tarps as well, I think they even have a pole mod option. Either way, my experience in the Amazon would make me want a big...
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    I prefer a flat felled seam. This is not my video...

    I prefer a flat felled seam. This is not my video but it's how I make them.

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    Regarding the shoulder squeeze maybe you could...

    Regarding the shoulder squeeze maybe you could sew a tab on the outside of the hammock and use it as a pull out, stake it out with some bungee and zing it. I don't know if that would work but it...
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    Thank you. Zombie thread. LOL Thanks man. ...

    Thank you.

    Zombie thread. LOL Thanks man.


    I've got two of these, one for me and one for my wife, we love them.


    It is big but I can rest easy in there when the going gets tough.
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    If you'll look at my youtube channel linked in my...

    If you'll look at my youtube channel linked in my signature, you will find three different styles of stuff sack tutorials, you can mix and match features from each style if you're so inclined.
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    UCR's are a better choice for adjustable tie-outs.

    UCR's are a better choice for adjustable tie-outs.
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    How about putting a 2' panel down the middle...

    How about putting a 2' panel down the middle rather than 1' on each side?
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    Thanks Bladerunner, I think DIY Gear Supply has...

    Thanks Bladerunner, I think DIY Gear Supply has some plans for a tarp with doors, I believe it's the winter tarp, might be just what you're looking for.



    You are too kind, thanks so much.
    It...
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    I like it. Well done. :thumbup:

    I like it. Well done. :thumbup:
  38. Looks correct, I'll even go so far as to tug down...

    Looks correct, I'll even go so far as to tug down on the whoopie a bit so that it will start to go under the edge of the knot of the MSH. That way I know it's not going to slip off and the whoopie...
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    Welcome from the greater Battle Creek area.

    Welcome from the greater Battle Creek area.
  40. I'll look at an area on Google earth and find...

    I'll look at an area on Google earth and find some detail from something that interests me, like the name of a trail, river or lake then go to YouTube and search for the name. I'm not trying to learn...
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    There is such a thing as silicone based basting...

    There is such a thing as silicone based basting tape but it is both expensive and hard to find. But if regular holds long enough to do the job I'd just stick with that.
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    I use a very low heat iron and I iron it on a...

    I use a very low heat iron and I iron it on a piece of wood rather than an ironing board to crease it a bit more then I hold the rolled hem in place with barrettes, also a fair bit of work but gives...
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    There's Fort Custer in Battle Creek and Pickney...

    There's Fort Custer in Battle Creek and Pickney Rec area over toward Ann Arbor. Yankee Springs isn't really south of Lansing but is a good choice also.
  44. Thread: Yikes!!!

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    Is that supposed to be a box?! :scared: Glad it...

    Is that supposed to be a box?! :scared: Glad it all worked out.
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    Welcome from Michigan.

    Welcome from Michigan.
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    I use UCRs on my ridge line and on some of my...

    I use UCRs on my ridge line and on some of my tarp lines, works great, tarp line tension can be adjusted from under the tarp.
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    Maybe a barrel knot with a bight left in it?

    Maybe a barrel knot with a bight left in it?
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    Thanks, but those are not my knot videos :D just...

    Thanks, but those are not my knot videos :D just borrowed them from youtube.
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    If it needs a loop, how about a figure 8 on a...

    If it needs a loop, how about a figure 8 on a bight?
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    If you're talking about one of the stopper knots...

    If you're talking about one of the stopper knots I believe its a barrel knot.
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