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    Not all toprail is created equal. As with...

    Not all toprail is created equal. As with anything manufactured, the suppliers try to scrimp for profit.
    Try to find a thicker gauge steel toprail would be my suggestion.

    Now that the section is...
  2. You forgot the cut resistant plate....

    You forgot the cut resistant plate....
  3. Thread: Diy question

    by gargoyle
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    A rectangle works best....

    A rectangle works best....
  4. I need pictures.

    I need pictures.
  5. What are the actual dimensions of your box? WxH x...

    What are the actual dimensions of your box? WxH x L?

    As with any diy hammock, how you gather the ends can cause issues. Try a few different gathering techniques to try to alleviate the pinching.
    ...
  6. Thread: Cramps

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    Take 5 or 10 minutes to do some stretching. A...

    Take 5 or 10 minutes to do some stretching.
    A long drive or hike will/can cause lactic build up.
    Loosen up those muscles.
    Stay hydrated.
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    A wet suspension needs a place to go. Next to my...

    A wet suspension needs a place to go. Next to my hammock is not one of them.
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    Raindrops are soothing. Trees cracking on the...

    Raindrops are soothing.
    Trees cracking on the other hand.:scared:
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    Ban mooses...they are hurting hammocks.

    Ban mooses...they are hurting hammocks.
  10. Thread: Poncho/Tarp

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    I’ve played around with Poncho/tarp idea. It’s...

    I’ve played around with Poncho/tarp idea. It’s either a bad poncho or bad tarp...IMO.
    Can you cinch it up for better fitting poncho? Yes.
    Can it be a tarp? Yes.
    But it’s not ideal at both jobs.
    ...
  11. Any blanket or comforter can be used. It’s...

    Any blanket or comforter can be used. It’s indoors, at home, so weight isn’t a concern.
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    V_A made mine. I guess I got lucky. The guy did...

    V_A made mine. I guess I got lucky.
    The guy did good work but vanished soon after...no explanation. Life happens.

    Bill is the one to go to now.
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    Pack all your water.

    Pack all your water.
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    Mosquito net? Or stretchy mesh?

    Mosquito net?
    Or stretchy mesh?
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    What river, Mark? Maybe some locals know of good...

    What river, Mark?
    Maybe some locals know of good camp sites.
  16. 176588 Bacon time!!!

    176588
    Bacon time!!!
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    The voice of experience.

    The voice of experience.
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    Elastic hair ties work great. Those ones the...

    Elastic hair ties work great. Those ones the girls wear for a ponytail. Super cheap too.

    Install five or six on the ridge line. Roll up tarp, tossing in the guylines as you go. Then slide a hair...
  19. Try washing it prior to use.. Some of these...

    Try washing it prior to use..
    Some of these products have a lube in the weave to facilitate manufacturing or the “pull” through the pipes (it’s intended purpose)
    This lube is usually water based...
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    Zing it is essentially waterproof (uhmw means...

    Zing it is essentially waterproof (uhmw means plastic)
    Try a cotton string to absorb and reroute water.
  21. http://www.skeeta.biz/skeeta-mosquito-netting-no-s...

    http://www.skeeta.biz/skeeta-mosquito-netting-no-see-um-netting-fabric-mesh.html

    Skeeta.
    This store has what you’re looking for.
    Mosquito net with 165 holes per inch vs no see um @ 1800+ per...
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    175961 5/8” or 3/4” is good. “Modified or...

    175961

    5/8” or 3/4” is good.
    “Modified or Hybrid French Seam” is the technique.
  23. I gained 10 pounds just reading the last few...

    I gained 10 pounds just reading the last few posts.
  24. Maybe as usual.

    Maybe as usual.
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    Nice yellow tarp! Much easier than all those...

    Nice yellow tarp!
    Much easier than all those poles from the old one.
    Who made the new yellow tarp?
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    One more option from the way back machine. Call...

    One more option from the way back machine.
    Call it the QB sneak

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xb90yZh16XI
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    Hand wash in the sink or tub. Give it a good...

    Hand wash in the sink or tub. Give it a good rinse. Air dry.
    Whoopies and some straps will bleed color, so remove.
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    https://www.tiergear.com.au/ SimonMC has been...

    https://www.tiergear.com.au/

    SimonMC has been building good things.
    Maybe ask for materials?
  29. A purpose built motorcycle cover will work best...

    A purpose built motorcycle cover will work best IMO.
    It can be used at motels or parking lots where a big tarp will be impractical.
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    Sticky: Stick a layer of CCF padding on the floor. You’ll...

    Stick a layer of CCF padding on the floor. You’ll be thankful...if something gives way.
    Expect to have the wind knocked out of you!
    BTDT
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    175448 Hang a pipe as a spreader bar. EDIT-...

    175448
    Hang a pipe as a spreader bar.

    EDIT- don’t use those dimensions or open hooks.
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    Tensa Users- I was gifted a bunch of 13’ x 1”...

    Tensa Users-
    I was gifted a bunch of 13’ x 1” pipe.
    If I cut them in half @ 6’-6”, can I fit a hammock?
    Or do I cut them @ 8’-9’?
    Standard 10-11’ hammock.
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    And...., you’re in what career field?! :scared:...

    And...., you’re in what career field?! :scared: :lol:
  34. Prior to posting or uploading pic, edit and crop...

    Prior to posting or uploading pic, edit and crop photo. Too long (pixel width and length) causes system to rotate.
    You can edit post>delete photo > reload new cropped photo>save edit>repost...if it...
  35. Can’t wait to hear of the first person who sits...

    Can’t wait to hear of the first person who sits into their wookie!:scared:

    Perhaps the rubber band will give way first?
  36. Has anyone broken their shockcord on a quilt? I...

    Has anyone broken their shockcord on a quilt?
    I don’t recall that happening? So adjustability still remains, right?

    Vendors use shockcord to fit the many, many body types of the end users.
    If...
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    If you get a Sardine citation, we’ll chip in....

    If you get a Sardine citation, we’ll chip in. Hate to see you flounder over a few clams. Sounds like a fishy rule to me?

    What other foods are banned at BWCA?
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    How long are your poles? Width of spread at the...

    How long are your poles? Width of spread at the bottom?
    Sometimes you’ll need to customize the hammock suspension with just continuous loops or loops of webbing larksheaded on to get a the proper...
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    A Clark is a special hammock. Due to its net...

    A Clark is a special hammock. Due to its net supports, the “ridge line grab” isn’t applicable.
    Lots of other details vary on a Clark. So take any standard hammock info with a grain of salt.
    Some...
  40. Thread: HENNESSY FOLD

    by gargoyle
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    That’s sounds like terrible fabric. Coated...

    That’s sounds like terrible fabric. Coated would’ve been a sweat box.
    I wouldn’t blame the whipping technique on failure. Not all fabrics are created to support body weight.
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    Stay safe!

    Stay safe!
  42. Rope on rope abrasion may be a concern? Keeping...

    Rope on rope abrasion may be a concern?
    Keeping the 3-point connection tight while packed is a concern.
    And any connection point (buckle, ring etc.) acts as a water break.

    If none of those...
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    Clean bed clothes. Especially socks! I went...

    Clean bed clothes.
    Especially socks! I went barefoot and snagged a jagged nail into my quilt.:scared:

    Once your home, a wet washcloth can wipe away any grime.
    Always air out your kit (quilts,...
  44. Thread: Mold on tarp

    by gargoyle
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    Clean, treat and dry the tarps. Ol’ Mr....

    Clean, treat and dry the tarps.
    Ol’ Mr. Sunshine does a good job also. Hang it out and let the UV kill it. Clean and air out the stuff sack as well.

    Also take a close look at your storage/gear...
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    Winter = no mosquitoes. But you can do your tie...

    Winter = no mosquitoes.
    But you can do your tie outs at the ridge line like you asked
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    Underquilt protector?

    Underquilt protector?
  47. Thread: Pad question

    by gargoyle
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    It’s plastic. Airtight. It doesn’t breathe. It...

    It’s plastic. Airtight.
    It doesn’t breathe.
    It will be a potential for condensation.
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    6ft wide is plenty, IMO. Anything wider becomes a...

    6ft wide is plenty, IMO. Anything wider becomes a struggle to exit..
    These are long hammocks, so check room dimensions and ceiling height to ensure the hammock will fit and hang at a comfortable...
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    DIY wookie

    DIY wookie
  50. I’m Shug approved I’ll will rest my case....

    I’m Shug approved
    I’ll will rest my case. :shades:
    Maybe Shug can do a video.
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