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    6 months is like, what, 180+ days. If you are...

    6 months is like, what, 180+ days. If you are only using a tarp like this a few days a month that could be years of use.

    UV is the killer of products like this. When it's not being exposed to the...
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    I made a 4mm 10'x10' that I kept continuously...

    I made a 4mm 10'x10' that I kept continuously hanging in my backyard for over 3 months straight. I only 'retired' it when I had another DIY project that needed the hanging space. Except for the...
  3. Thread: Gear loft

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    Excellent ! That's what I get for not reading the...

    Excellent ! That's what I get for not reading the entire thread, or thinking the whole thing through.
  4. Thread: Gear loft

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    I did get to use mine this weekend. I kept it...

    I did get to use mine this weekend. I kept it prussic'ed down near the foot end of my hammock. I had enough room for a spare poncho liner, my shoes, a balled up pair of clean wool socks, and some...
  5. 1" poly straps for trees ( 6 feet is good ) 1/2"...

    1" poly straps for trees ( 6 feet is good )
    1/2" mule tape larksheaded to hammock ( 6 feet is good )
    Slippery Beckett hitch knot
  6. Thread: Gear loft

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    I'll be testing mine out 'in the field' this...

    I'll be testing mine out 'in the field' this weekend. Have a BSA camping trip lined up. I will report, and try to take some photos if time allows.
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    I love the white hammocks. I picked up some white...

    I love the white hammocks. I picked up some white ripstop, and made one 10 footer from it. I have some leftover for a 12 footer.
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    Just an update, all the ones I tied back in...

    Just an update, all the ones I tied back in August when I made this thread are still in use. So far there have been no issues. They all are still holding strong, and without any major damage to the...
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    The fid idea is genius ! Thanks BigE.

    The fid idea is genius ! Thanks BigE.
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    I will toss in a vote for a Kelty Noah 9 or 12....

    I will toss in a vote for a Kelty Noah 9 or 12. The price to performance ratio is great.
    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i45/geneaut/FullSizeRender%201_zpsmqtlwqm3.jpg
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    The proof is in the pudding, as they say. Your...

    The proof is in the pudding, as they say. Your video clearly demonstrates the benefit of the DSB against calf ridge.
  12. Maybe I've been luckier than Passinthru, but my...

    Maybe I've been luckier than Passinthru, but my Noah 9 has always been more than enough coverage on the diagonal for any weather I've run into. That said I usually sleep with a poncho over my...
  13. My suggestions, FWIW. 1. Make HUGs from either...

    My suggestions, FWIW.

    1. Make HUGs from either the curtain panels, or from tulle or netting purchased by the yard. For Scouts I might recommend avoiding the tulle as it is not very robust.
    2....
  14. Thread: Lucky Scouts

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    You are a good Scouter, my friend. Scouting is...

    You are a good Scouter, my friend.

    Scouting is a game with a purpose :)
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    That whole project is full of epic win. Extremely...

    That whole project is full of epic win. Extremely well done, and thank you for sharing :)
  16. Thread: Nylon Taslan.

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    I've bought from this seller before, and so far...

    I've bought from this seller before, and so far all his fabric has been A-OK for hammock use.
  17. Thread: Nylon Taslan.

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    I have a taslan hammock I made from fabric 2nds I...

    I have a taslan hammock I made from fabric 2nds I purchased on eBay.

    I haven't used it much, but it felt fine. I'm a largish fellow ( +250lbs ) and it held me with no obvious problems.
  18. Thread: Gear loft

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    I slapped together a slightly smaller version...

    I slapped together a slightly smaller version from a scrap of ripstop I had ( probably 48"x24" ). I think I've found a place to store my shoes now. I hate leaving them on the ground.

    I threw it up...
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    Well, in fairness I mostly use this on my...

    Well, in fairness I mostly use this on my backpacking setup. All my other hammocks ( and both my children's hammocks ) have a nice collection of Dutchware on them :)
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    I use it to attach my hammock to my tree straps....

    I use it to attach my hammock to my tree straps. I larkshead the mule tap around the hammock end, and then tie a beckett hitch knot from the mule tape to the tree straps.

    Quick, easy, inexpensive,...
  21. Clever idea. I have to sit and mull over this a...

    Clever idea. I have to sit and mull over this a little before I contribute any more thoughts.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    BTW I didn't tape my edges. The 4mm material was...

    BTW I didn't tape my edges. The 4mm material was plenty robust without it.
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    I made a 10X10 4mil tarp last year. I used white...

    I made a 10X10 4mil tarp last year. I used white duct tape for the tie outs.

    It hung continuously in my backyard for over 3 months from October to February. I only 'retired' it because I wanted to...
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    I've used them, and reflectix. I really like...

    I've used them, and reflectix. I really like them, and I've never had an issue with condensation as long as it was cool weather and I had some fabric in between me and the pads.
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    I think 1.1 is right out. Look at the 1.6 oz...

    I think 1.1 is right out.

    Look at the 1.6 oz HyperD XL ripstop nylon from ripstopbytheroll.
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    I look forward to hearing about this hammock. I'm...

    I look forward to hearing about this hammock. I'm rather on the larger side so stuff like this is just out of the question for me, but I enjoy seeing what you guys do on the lighter end of our hobby.
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    I do it with my gathered end hammocks. It leaves...

    I do it with my gathered end hammocks. It leaves a small gap at the foot and head end that seems to handle the condensation issue with no problem.
    ...
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    You'll never know until you try. I'd love to hear...

    You'll never know until you try. I'd love to hear about it if you do.
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    Hmmmm ... I have a white 1.9oz nylon ripstop...

    Hmmmm ... I have a white 1.9oz nylon ripstop hammock that needs some color. Thanks for the instructions.
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    I added another crinkle taffeta to my collection....

    I added another crinkle taffeta to my collection. This time I tried the 90X132 size, and it is luxurious. I even enjoy the floppy sides.
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    Impressive. The tarp is quite a good looking...

    Impressive. The tarp is quite a good looking project.
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    I bought a $80 Brother XL2600i. It's handled...

    I bought a $80 Brother XL2600i. It's handled everything I've thrown at it ( 8oz canvas, 1.9oz ripstop, tyvek, taslan, webbing, fleece, etc ). I'm sure it will wear out before a vintage all metal...
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    Sturdy looking stand. It looks like that should...

    Sturdy looking stand. It looks like that should give you a lot of use. Will you be keeping it indoors ?
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    I'm a fairly 'healthy' sized fellow ( 260lbs ),...

    I'm a fairly 'healthy' sized fellow ( 260lbs ), and Mara 70 has stood my weight with zero issues.
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    To add to all the good advice in this thread from...

    To add to all the good advice in this thread from some extremely knowledgeable members, and without getting 'philosophical' I would say one of the criteria for a good sewing machine is simply ......
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    That is a piece of art. Love the size, and the...

    That is a piece of art. Love the size, and the workmanship looks good to me as well.
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    I bought a Brother Xl2600i from Amazon and it's...

    I bought a Brother Xl2600i from Amazon and it's done fine on all my projects. I haven't run anything heavy-weight through it, but it sews tyvek, 1.9 oz ripstop, and 8oz canvas like a champ. I've also...
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    Hang it and load it up with weight until its...

    Hang it and load it up with weight until its slightly more than your weight. Let it hang over night. If it's still intact in the morning then it's pretty much good to go.
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    I cut it with scissors and just run a a lighter...

    I cut it with scissors and just run a a lighter over the cut edge to seal it.

    Below is a photo of two hammocks I hung this weekend using that method. I'm 250lbs and the Beckett hitch has never...
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    Just a thought ... I use mule tape larksheaded to...

    Just a thought ... I use mule tape larksheaded to the gathered end of my hammocks, and then simply tie it in a slippery Beckett Hitch to my tree straps. No hardware required, and Dutch sells the...
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    Do you know the face weight ?

    Do you know the face weight ?
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    I did not test it. I have a Boy Scout camp out...

    I did not test it.

    I have a Boy Scout camp out this weekend so i should have some 'rope time' to test it out.
  43. Thread: PolyD Build

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    I love it. I have 2 blaze orange hammocks I made...

    I love it. I have 2 blaze orange hammocks I made from plain 1.9oz ripstop, but I imagine your HyperD is a lot more comfy. Now you need an orange tarp!
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    Great idea. I', planning to make an Asym myself,...

    Great idea. I', planning to make an Asym myself, but would like to do something similar to your project to give me a little extra protection.
  45. Thread: My first DIY

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    Congrats on your first projects. I'm looking...

    Congrats on your first projects. I'm looking forward to seeing some more from you.
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    I'd start by looking at Just Jeff's plans for...

    I'd start by looking at Just Jeff's plans for socks:

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearHammockSock.html
  47. Thread: Gear Hammock

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    I love repurposing gear like that. This is a...

    I love repurposing gear like that. This is a great project to emulate. I may need to hit the basement and dig through my old gear for a suitable bag.
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    Love the ridgeline organizer ! The DIY bug is a...

    Love the ridgeline organizer ! The DIY bug is a fun bug to catch.
  49. In theory sounds great. If you try it out please...

    In theory sounds great. If you try it out please come back and let us know what you discovered.
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    Does it hold on the newer 'hi-tech' lines like...

    Does it hold on the newer 'hi-tech' lines like amsteel or dynaglide ? Guess I will be testing tonight ...
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