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    My entire hammock rig (hammock, top and bottom...

    My entire hammock rig (hammock, top and bottom quilts, UQP) gets cinched up in the Fronkey style bug net.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/P6010001_zps5bgex4al.jpg...
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    Go with the plans. Once you start free-lancing...

    Go with the plans. Once you start free-lancing it, you can leave yourself in for some other alignment problems - like getting the doors to close properly. DAMHIK
  3. Thread: Peak Shelf

    by SnrMoment
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    Hang the hammock, throw in a body or reasonable...

    Hang the hammock, throw in a body or reasonable facsimile, grab some fabric, scissors and some pins. Stand back and observe. The solution will appear.
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    You will get a lot of condensation with...

    You will get a lot of condensation with Reflectix, especially if you're in direct contact with it for a long nap. I've made several pads with it and the best results to make it somewhat tolerable was...
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    Last one I made was polar fleece. Worked great.

    Last one I made was polar fleece. Worked great.
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    BIAS (Butt in a Sling) makes a standard 62" wide...

    BIAS (Butt in a Sling) makes a standard 62" wide one, but check with them if you want one wider. I found that width to be very comfortable.
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    I made the same rig out of some 1.0 marpat camo...

    I made the same rig out of some 1.0 marpat camo ripstop. Wasn't calendared and I put a light coat of Campmor waterproofing on it to increase water resistance and wind blocking. Has worked great for...
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    I took the easy way out and made a climashield...

    I took the easy way out and made a climashield insulated UQP. Easy to take on and off and may use it as an under quilt in the spring.
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    I'm a bit more into luxury in my old age. Soft...

    I'm a bit more into luxury in my old age.

    Soft & warm footing on a cold night. Also doubles as a sit pad. Only weighs a few ounces.
    ...
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    Things change dramatically at near 0 and below,...

    Things change dramatically at near 0 and below, especially breathing the frigid air.
  11. I started using Dutch's Spiders...

    I started using Dutch's Spiders and really like them. Makes adjustments on the straps very easy.
  12. I have 11 ft hammocks and use a variety of tarp...

    I have 11 ft hammocks and use a variety of tarp sizes. Never had a problem with the tarps and hammock suspension.
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    My social media access is somewhat lacking. ...

    My social media access is somewhat lacking.

    122555
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    "Any recommendations for who to contact about...

    "Any recommendations for who to contact about making this or what material to use would be much appreciated."

    Post a WTB ad in the classifieds here. I'm sure there are a bunch of DIYers who would...
  15. The bears aren't out in the winter here, so you'd...

    The bears aren't out in the winter here, so you'd be safe with the chow in the sack. Thoroughly laundering your hammock is a must do project before spring. I don't eat or drink in my hammock...
  16. Food in or around the hammock is out of the...

    Food in or around the hammock is out of the question here.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Jackson3048.jpg
  17. Depending on where you live/sleep, it's colder...

    Depending on where you live/sleep, it's colder outside at that time of the morning (Katabatic air flow). Often, there is also a slight breeze that picks up and robs a bit of warmth.
    I'm outside with...
  18. 2 piece is a way of life in the winter. Will...

    2 piece is a way of life in the winter. Will often use a 2 piece rig made from light weight ripstop in the summer.
    ...
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    Underground Quilts has a Marpat camo option on...

    Underground Quilts has a Marpat camo option on their Winter Dream Tarp. It's light weight, has doors and very well made.
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    http://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/marpat ...

    http://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/marpat

    Also available in woodland camo. Look in Fabrics/camo
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    FS: Technically, 200#. This is a single hammock, not...

    Technically, 200#. This is a single hammock, not a double.
    LINK for everything you would need to know.
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    FS: It's 30D nylon taffeta, 11 ft long, weighs about...

    It's 30D nylon taffeta, 11 ft long, weighs about 11 oz with the whoopies and stuff sack.
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    FS: Bias Hiker Lite Hammock

    For sale is a Bias Hiker Lite hammock. In near new condition, only been used a few times.
    Includes fixed ridge line, continuous loops, external Knotty Mod, stuff sack and whoopie slings. Color is...
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    Nice design and work. Just made a 12 ft winter...

    Nice design and work. Just made a 12 ft winter tarp and it needs a skin. Like the one piece.
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    I treated my UQP with a light coat of Campmor...

    I treated my UQP with a light coat of Campmor waterproofing spray for better wind/water resistance. It's still breathable and condensation is not a problem. Some of the best things I have found for...
  26. Camo is the obvious choice.

    Camo is the obvious choice.
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    My silnylon pack cover doubles as a gear hammock....

    My silnylon pack cover doubles as a gear hammock. Suspends under the hammock and above the ground.
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    Pull the skins back away from the tarp beyond the...

    Pull the skins back away from the tarp beyond the prussigs or whatever you use to attach it with. Water should run down the hammock suspension (whoopies/straps). Somewhere along that line, you need a...
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    +1 on the fleece cover. This one is a 2 piece...

    +1 on the fleece cover. This one is a 2 piece that I can slide wide open to fully closed over me.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/PB280006_zpsr3qffgme.jpg
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    I have made and slept in one Argon 67 hammock....

    I have made and slept in one Argon 67 hammock. Used dynema for the whoopies and ran the looped end through sewn channels and the adjustable end looped to the hanging straps/carabiner. Did some nights...
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    Quilt Cover Update

    To update this thread, I have the TQ cover done & the good news is that it works.

    It's a bit hard to see it, but the cover is suspended below the hammock ridge line. I started out with it riding...
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    Take what you need. I'll be posting some more...

    Take what you need. I'll be posting some more info on the insulated top quilt cover that I made to go with the UQP. Worked out pretty well last night - it was -2F when I got up this morning.
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    Here's a LINK...

    Here's a LINK to a DIY project I've been working on for a similar concept for an insulated UQP.
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    Vitamin B deficiency. Also a symptom of diabetes....

    Vitamin B deficiency. Also a symptom of diabetes.
    Or, in my case, my work boots don't fit right any more.
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    I've settled in on widths in the 62 -64 inch...

    I've settled in on widths in the 62 -64 inch range with Knotty Mods. Keeps everything in and works with my quilts.
    Like the extra width compared to the mid 50's hammocks. Don't know that 72" would...
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    It performs very, very well. My motivation to...

    It performs very, very well. My motivation to make it was that I live in Montana where it gets cold and wind is usually a factor. I'm also sleeping outside year round.
    The insulated UQP is rigged...
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    The Tadpole with 2 extra tie outs on each side...

    The Tadpole with 2 extra tie outs on each side would be all you need. The extra tie outs make it possible to rig it with doors. Not much room inside, but you will stay dry and out of the wind. Shug...
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    I found that the formulas will vary a bit in the...

    I found that the formulas will vary a bit in the silicone to spirits ratios required. A lot depends on the density of the nylon. I made a tarp from some cheap marpat camo fabric that was sold as 1.1,...
  39. Get some mineral spirits and a tube of clear...

    Get some mineral spirits and a tube of clear silicon, then make silnylon. Use the 36" pieces as the lower sections of a two tone tarp.
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    Local fauna and flora: ...

    Local fauna and flora:

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/SANY0006.jpg


    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Beargrassforpainting.jpg
    Xerophyllum tenax

    They're...
  41. Just add another set of the Knotty Mods to the...

    Just add another set of the Knotty Mods to the open sides. It will give you twice as many options.
  42. FS: What's the width & length of the hammock?

    What's the width & length of the hammock?
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    I'm making a 12x10 winter tarp out of 1.6...

    I'm making a 12x10 winter tarp out of 1.6 silpoly. Going with the heavier weight because the tarp stays up all winter and takes a beating.
    Not planning to take it camping, but I'm outdoors year...
  44. A bigger tarp won't solve the wind problems. Take...

    A bigger tarp won't solve the wind problems. Take a look at THIS thread and you will see some simple mods for a Tadpole style tarp.
    Being able to reduce your profile and streamline wind flow works...
  45. Thread: Footprints

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    16x32" piece of reflectix covered in 1.9 taslan...

    16x32" piece of reflectix covered in 1.9 taslan nylon. Warm place to stand on a cold morning. Also doubles as a sit pad. Rolls up tight and weighs a few ounces.
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    12 ft hammock in a 13 ft tarp. ...

    12 ft hammock in a 13 ft tarp.

    http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/itileman/Hammock%20Gear/0dc9f70b-0fff-4a30-b863-6e3e2e507b60_zps3d309c15.jpg
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    FS: Sold

    Payment received.
    It's sold, please close.
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    FS: Sold to Teddy, pending payment, Not interested...

    Sold to Teddy, pending payment,
    Not interested in trades.
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    FS: Winter Dream 12 ft tarp

    For sale is a 12 ft Winter Dream tarp. Click on the link to view it.
    Got it a couple of months ago, but have decided to go a different route.
    This is a stock 12 foot tarp with no mods. Color is...
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    Keep an eye on the For Sale section. Some good...

    Keep an eye on the For Sale section. Some good deals show up there and shipping is usually free.
    A BIAS Hiker Light falls into the $30 range also.
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