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    I like to use a rolled up towel or blanket as a...

    I like to use a rolled up towel or blanket as a neck pillow at home. That way you can always re-roll to get a thicker or thinner pillow. Also, if you are a back sleeper, you can fold the two sides...
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    It looks like there is some useful information in...

    It looks like there is some useful information in this thread for you.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?61720-Walmart-fabric-What-is-Nylon-Taslite

    Hope that can help some.
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    I thought this thread might attract fellow...

    I thought this thread might attract fellow engineers (I'm an electrical engineer).
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    That was my thought too. I tried getting an...

    That was my thought too. I tried getting an explanation from one of my mechanical engineering friends but it was over my head. My guess is either they shorthanded the units and it's supposed to...
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    Here's a quote from...

    Here's a quote from http://composite.about.com/library/weekly/aa042897.htm

    "If you look at a roll of fabric, some of the yarns run in the direction of the roll and are continuous for the entire...
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    Thanks dakotaross, that is exactly what I was...

    Thanks dakotaross, that is exactly what I was wondering. (And I think you said it even better than I did. Thanks for the clarification) It is indeed the pack space that is a problem with the ccf...
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    I also received this information from outdoor...

    I also received this information from outdoor wilderness fabrics

    Fabric Specifications

    RIPB1.9 9/15/2011

    DESCRIPTION: 60" Ripstop

    LINEAL YARD: Approximately 1.9 ounces per square yard
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    Thanks for the replies, I emailed a few...

    Thanks for the replies, I emailed a few manufacturers and rockywoods got back to me with this information in case anyone else had similar questions.

    PRODUCT DATA SHEET

    PRODUCT NAME: 1999
    ...
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    Thanks Boston! I thought that might be the case...

    Thanks Boston! I thought that might be the case but I wasn't sure. That's definitely a good piece of information to know.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone! I wanted to...

    Thanks for the replies everyone! I wanted to check out the other options besides ccf because of the pack space required. Do most of you who use ccf also use it as a back support for a frameless...
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    Uninsulated Inflatable Pad

    I've heard about ground-dwellers using uninsulated inflatable pads in the warm months. There are still convection currents within the pad, so they won't be as warm as ccf or and insulated pad, but...
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    Tensile and Tear testing on fabrics

    I'm fairly new to the forums, so sorry if this has been posted before.

    Has anyone done tensile and tear strength testing on some of the fabrics that we use for hammocks? I have seen some...
  13. Last summer (in July I believe) I was a leader on...

    Last summer (in July I believe) I was a leader on several hikes around New Hampshire for a youth group and we hiked Mount Pierce and spent a little time at the summit before heading back down. As...
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    I recently made a hammock with a sewn end channel...

    I recently made a hammock with a sewn end channel and shaped it to a 'V' shape (curves are above my sewing skill for now). It definitely solved any floppy side problems, but as mentioned before, it...
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    Hello fellow hangers!

    Just wanted to say Hi to the community and thanks for the help in the past (I've read a lot of forums, but just now got around to joining). And I thought I'd tell a little about why I like hammocks....
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    Sticky: Gabe Walker is Sly Stallone's character in the...

    Gabe Walker is Sly Stallone's character in the movie "Cliffhanger". I enjoy climbing (or cliff-hanging) and hanging from trees in my hammocks. Plus it's a fantastic film even though it's...
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