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  1. Agreed. Using an 80 dollar Singer machine from...

    Agreed.

    Using an 80 dollar Singer machine from Big Lots we got 5 or so years ago, I've made many hammocks, multiple quilts, modified backpacking gear and clothing.

    My wife has made multiple...
  2. If you are set on using a tent as your main...

    If you are set on using a tent as your main shelter, I would suggest a 4 season tarp and an inner net instead. This would have the same functionality of a tent but you could also use the tarp...
  3. Any tarp with 4 or more bottom tieouts can...

    Any tarp with 4 or more bottom tieouts can incorporate the double pole mod. That's the beauty of it!
  4. I have recently been using mason line run through...

    I have recently been using mason line run through the tarp tieout grosgrain material instead of grommets and girth hitching the line to the ends of the poles. No DIY skills needed all you'd need...
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    That is definitely something for me to aspire to....

    That is definitely something for me to aspire to. I'm lucky if my two seams are in the same zipcode sometimes ;)
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    sla78Wri-NY
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    It doesn't look as pretty, but I roll once, sew,...

    It doesn't look as pretty, but I roll once, sew, roll again, sew for all of my hems and all of my grosgrain channels for quilts, etc. (I've actually been using 3 inch grosgrain for UQ channels...
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    Thanks Dave. Can't wait to catchup sometime...

    Thanks Dave.

    Can't wait to catchup sometime soon.
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    Hey guys, We had a death in the family so I...

    Hey guys,

    We had a death in the family so I won't be able to make it out.

    Enjoy the warm weather.
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    Atwood Micro Cord??

    I agree.

    Mason line for primary line tangles too easily and is too fragile.

    You shouldn't have those issues with this cord.

    Let us know how it works out.
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    I used this a few years back for prusiks on...

    I used this a few years back for prusiks on larger cordage.

    Once I discovered I could use mason line for half the price, I switched.

    It is nice and stiff so if you're using it for your primary...
  12. http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/Search/FindTrips.as...

    http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/Search/FindTrips.aspx

    You can download a KML file and get into Google Earth from here. Doesn't have every trail but has some.
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    I didn't need to. I went to REI and an employee...

    I didn't need to. I went to REI and an employee helped me pull one out, lay it on the ground, and measure it.

    Dimensions are above in the thread.



    I will post here when complete.

    The...
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    If you're looking for something really large but...

    If you're looking for something really large but also inexpensive, the Chinook 12 x 14 tarp is a great option.

    You can add poles to make it "arched" like you mention very easily.
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    I think some of the confusion with the term "pole...

    I think some of the confusion with the term "pole mod" is due to the fact that the term is thrown around for many different things.

    There can be dozens of ways to add poles to your tarp setup....
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    Just ordered a Ridgerunner

    I think the four corner method has less slack than stretching the UQs shock cord over the spreader bar ends (as there is only a few inches of shock cord in the entire system compared to feet and feet...
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    I've had great success with the Incubator and the...

    I've had great success with the Incubator and the Phoenix UQs with the RR hammock using the mods below -

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  18. Has anyone used a 10-foot tarp while hammocking?

    I was sticking to my direct lack of experience with a 10 foot RL tarp in my previous comment, but my thought process is influenced by using an 11 foot tarp and having negative experiences.

    I...
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    Ahh, I'm using continuous loops with a double...

    Ahh, I'm using continuous loops with a double girth hitch onto descender rings which are only about 4 inches per side. I did't think of the stock setup being so substantially longer.
    ...
  20. If the length of your structural ridgeline of...

    If the length of your structural ridgeline of your hammock is less than the length of your tarp ridgeline. The tarp will work.

    A 10 foot hammock has around a 99-103 inch structural ridgeline...
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    This looks awesome.

    This looks awesome.
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    Attempting to make a set of doors for a friend...

    Attempting to make a set of doors for a friend that owns a Profly.


    Took matters into my own hands and headed to REI. One of the associates assisted in laying the tarp out and taking...
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    You wouldn't even need additional hardware if you...

    You wouldn't even need additional hardware if you really wanted to do this.

    You could simply remove the apex hardware and girth hitch the dog bones onto the supplied cinch buckles.

    You'd only...
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    Morning bump. Anybody?

    Morning bump.

    Anybody?
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    ENO Profly Dimension Help

    I'm attempting to DIY some items to accompany an ENO Profly tarp but don't have the tarp in front of me.

    I'm looking for the measurements of A, B, C, and D from the picture below -...
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    I'm in for a one nighter. March is pretty free...

    I'm in for a one nighter.

    March is pretty free for me at the moment.
  27. Just got news I'll be travelling for work 4/10-15...

    Just got news I'll be travelling for work 4/10-15 so I won't be able to make this.

    Let's get something together March and May though as well if anyone is interested.
  28. Thanks for putting this out there. I'll be...

    Thanks for putting this out there.

    I'll be there.

    Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new folks.

    I threw this on the calendar as well -
    ...
  29. Adirondacks Western Primitive Location Input

    I've been to Pharaoh Lake multiple times before, but that is extremely far East in the park.

    I'm looking for input on locations in the western part of the park.

    Some of the things I really...
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    Most have been mentioned before. Some have not. ...

    Most have been mentioned before. Some have not.

    I absolutely love Ray Mears videos. There isn't one channel in particular that has all of them but if you search around you can find tons.
    ...
  31. Nice work. A few thoughts - You mention...

    Nice work.

    A few thoughts -

    You mention using paracord to attach the UQ to your hammock. Anytime I use static cordage to attach a UQ to a hammock I make sure I put some length of shock cord...
  32. 30 Minute DIY UQ - Eddie Bauer Polyester Throw

    Here are a few additional pics -

    Next to a doubled over poncho liner (prior to sewing)

    http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/tendertoe1/image_zpsb6f118f7.jpg

    About 1.25-1.5 inches of...
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    I'll keep an ear to the ground. Things have been...

    I'll keep an ear to the ground. Things have been pretty crazy but would love to hit a night or two in the woods with you guys.
  34. If you do decide to make this, let us know how it...

    If you do decide to make this, let us know how it goes.

    So everyone knows, the polyester version for a top quilt would be a bit small unless you sewed two together. They are only 60 inches from...
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    You could get a throw of some kind. Depending...

    You could get a throw of some kind.

    Depending on how small your kids are you may be able to get two out of a single throw.

    Eddie Bauer Polyester Throw UQ
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    There used to be a group of us that got together...

    There used to be a group of us that got together once a month or so.

    We haven't gotten out in some time as a group like that though.
  37. 30 Minute DIY UQ - Eddie Bauer Polyester Throw

    Made the 20 minute version a few years back out of the down travel throw.

    I was at the Eddie Bauer warehouse store again a few weekends ago and saw the polyester version of the travel throw and...
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    Can you run the Amsteel through both holes and...

    Can you run the Amsteel through both holes and adjust something like this?

    http://www.tothewoods.net/ImagesStayDry/TarpTensionerMarie.jpg
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    What is the benefit of something like this over a...

    What is the benefit of something like this over a separate jacket and a quilt pulled up to the waist or armpits?

    If you are set on a design like this, have you thought about just sewing a half a...
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    sla78Wri-NY&list=UU3YXjmvXwIHIAUJzn7nAxnw A...

    sla78Wri-NY&list=UU3YXjmvXwIHIAUJzn7nAxnw

    A few folks used a similar approach but simply used a loop of cordage and girth hitched to the ends of the poles.
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    Nice work. I always wanted to give this a try...

    Nice work.

    I always wanted to give this a try but since moving to a bridge hammock, I couldn't justify it just to see if it could be done.

    I was going to try a square of bugnetting at the...
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    I'm in. Thanks for the opportunity.

    I'm in. Thanks for the opportunity.
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    RDZM9eXM4BQ&list=UU3YXjmvXwIHIAUJzn7nAxnw
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    Any "traditional" gathered-end underquilt will...

    Any "traditional" gathered-end underquilt will work with any bridge hammock.

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    I prefer descender rings to buckles of any kind...

    I prefer descender rings to buckles of any kind as I feel the webbing moves more easily through the rings compared to buckles.

    However, as mentioned, rings do require a slippery half hitch be...
  46. moe.z , Forrest, and I are still kicking over...

    moe.z , Forrest, and I are still kicking over here. This season kind of got away from us.

    We won't be able to make this one but catch us for a Spring hang once the snow clears.
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    I'd pull the seam and start again. If you're...

    I'd pull the seam and start again. If you're spending the time and money to do something, it might as well be done as best as you can get it.

    In my experience, silnylon is extremely forgiving....
  48. Thread: Bug Net Help

    by Tendertoe
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    Interesting that the BIAS dimensions are a bit...

    Interesting that the BIAS dimensions are a bit shorter.

    I bet it's the fact that the OP has a hammock ridgeline that is longer than the 83% rule like he mentioned which is exactly the problem I...
  49. Thread: Bug Net Help

    by Tendertoe
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    Bug Net Help

    Yeah. I would also be interested in the dimensions of your hammock, hammock ridgeline, and bugnet.

    From the sound of it though, even if the bugnet and ridgeline work together, just like my...
  50. Thread: Bug Net Help

    by Tendertoe
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    Some pictures may be useful to help diagnose the...

    Some pictures may be useful to help diagnose the issue.

    If you do have a ridgeline and you are still having it hang in your face, it may be a function of the length of the ridgeline vs. the length...
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