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  1. Thread: Truck hammock

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    Ridge line is 10 feet. Total length on foot...

    Ridge line is 10 feet. Total length on foot poles is around 86 inches and the head is around 110. Admittedly the narrow base makes a good cross lay a little hard but I tend to sleep kinda straight....
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    As far as a counter weight goes, I have been...

    As far as a counter weight goes, I have been experimenting with an assymetric design that does away with the counter weight all together.

    Sent from my moto e5 (XT1920DL) using Tapatalk
  3. Thread: Truck hammock

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    As I experimented with my truck setup I found an...

    As I experimented with my truck setup I found an interesting upside to the setup. One of the main constraints is the narrowish width of the base limited by the width of the truck bed. I was warned...
  4. Thread: Truck hammock

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    Those were two of my thoughts after I got it...

    Those were two of my thoughts after I got it together, but the main reason was I thought it would cool. Luckily practical and cool came together this time.

    Sent from my moto e5 (XT1920DL) using...
  5. Thread: Truck hammock

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    Yes I made it asymmetrical to fit in the bed but...

    Yes I made it asymmetrical to fit in the bed but still get the length I want. I also thought that it would help minimize tacoing while keeping the entry point on the tail gate.

    Sent from my...
  6. Thread: Truck hammock

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    I wish i had a good answer of why put it in the...

    I wish i had a good answer of why put it in the truck...but I don't.
  7. Thread: Truck hammock

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    Truck hammock

    Truck mounted tensa hammock stand. My answer to a roof top tent. This pic is proof of concept. Still need to refine it a...
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    Have not had a chance to field test it yet, but I...

    Have not had a chance to field test it yet, but I tried it on some different materials and but some stress on it and it held up fine. Held up to the point that I was more worried about tearing than...
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    Simple Tarp Pull Outs

    This has probably been done but I'll post the pics anyway. A quick easy way to make some cheap tarp pull outs. I used 1/2 PVC and 3/4 pvc. The pictures should illustrate the concept.
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    I made three hammocks all with the same materials...

    I made three hammocks all with the same materials and same specs. The where channel end design, but I whipped one of them slightly different than the other two and it is uncomfortable, good thing my...
  11. I would go with a decent underquilt. I have...

    I would go with a decent underquilt. I have found that i can sometimes for go the top quilt on warmer nights because of the way the UQ hugs the hammock. In milder weather I put my UQ in the hammock...
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    My kids would love that set up. They could make...

    My kids would love that set up. They could make me hump everything instead of lugging their own hammock and tarps. The concept is cool, but I am not thinking it very practical unless you are doing...
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    An article I read a few years ago as I pondered...

    An article I read a few years ago as I pondered tarp colors.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2006/aug/15/research.highereducation
  14. Thread: Straps

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    I use 12 foot tie down straps. I left the hook...

    I use 12 foot tie down straps. I left the hook on the end for whipping it around trees. Any hardware store has them, and the working load is printed write on the package. I am not a " gram weenie"...
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    Get some Clover Wonder Clips they work awesome...

    Get some Clover Wonder Clips they work awesome and are a lot easier than pinning.
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    Isn't that a "space blanket"? Or have I been...

    Isn't that a "space blanket"? Or have I been wrong all these years. I always have one in my pack, Folded in half it is the perfect size ground sheet for my boots and pack were I leave them under...
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    I use a ridge line to get the same hang every...

    I use a ridge line to get the same hang every time. It simplifies set up when the only adjustment you have to worry about is how far of the ground you are. As long as the ridge line is tight...
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    I never bother with a pillow in my hammock, but...

    I never bother with a pillow in my hammock, but extra stakes are always handy and the space weight trade off is worth it for that one time you need a couple extra stakes.
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    I got some tie down straps at Tractor Supply they...

    I got some tie down straps at Tractor Supply they work great for the 2 ring method. Fairly cheap too if you get them on sale.
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    I use 40wt polyester machine embroidery thread...

    I use 40wt polyester machine embroidery thread for my DIY gear. It is fairly inexpensive and easy to find matching colors. Any sewing center should have some. Robinson Anton, Pacesetter and...
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    Check your bobbin case. The grey plate should...

    Check your bobbin case. The grey plate should slide right off. The black case the bobbin sits in may not be installed correctly, there are usually two white lines that should line up to indicate...
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    About two years ago walmart was going to get out...

    About two years ago walmart was going to get out of the fabric business, then they changed their minds. The other thing is that cotton prices went crazy about the same time that walmart was having...
  23. Black Pond White Mountains National Forest.

    This trip was originally supposed to be a three night hang and fish, but my bro messed up his foot a few days before and did not want to press his luck so we made some last minute changes to turn it...
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    I feel bad for the guy that marries my daughter,...

    I feel bad for the guy that marries my daughter, he gets three mother-in-laws. Thanks to divorce and the marriage laws of VT.
  25. Last Minute Hang Gordon Pond White Mountains, NH

    I have been planning a low key long weekend of hanging and fishing in the Gordon pond area of the White Mountains. My bro screwed his foot up this morning and now my wife is worried about me dying...
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    Here is the article that educated me on thread...

    Here is the article that educated me on thread size :http://www.superiorthreads.com/education/thread-education/understanding-thread-weight-system-learn-correct-thread-measurements
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    That is why I researched this years ago. Back...

    That is why I researched this years ago. Back before the internet, spent way to much time in the library looking for answers. I also learned if you paint your kitchen yellow you will fight less with...
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    Interesting read might make you think twice about...

    Interesting read might make you think twice about your tarp color. Black may be cooler.

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1886/does-black-clothing-keep-you-cooler

    I had read this theory...
  29. Thread: Quilting

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    It was 50 degrees out last evening and I had the...

    It was 50 degrees out last evening and I had the hammock up so I thought I would "field" test my quilt. I fell asleep and was quite comfortable. My wife was a little upset when she finally found me.
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    Not saving anything on weight and not realy sure...

    Not saving anything on weight and not realy sure of the benefits, but it works nice.
  31. I tend to agree with you on the canned air. But...

    I tend to agree with you on the canned air. But according to theory it is supposed to be "safe" for electronics. I have personally seen a board fried from being blown out with an air compressor. A...
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    You ever get yourself with the rotary cutter? 8...

    You ever get yourself with the rotary cutter? 8 stitches went into the last gal I saw do that.
  33. Thread: Materials?

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    I collect old tents. They are easy to come by...

    I collect old tents. They are easy to come by especially if you don't care about poles or the odd rips here and there. From a decent size tent (8 x 10 dome) you can usually get enough material for...
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    Does the bracing interfere much with the "swing"...

    Does the bracing interfere much with the "swing" of the hammock?
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    Hammock Stand Idea

    I was thinking the turtle tripod was a pretty good idea. I was trying to think how to minimize materials as I am planning to use emt or some sort of metal tubing. So I thought a bi pod would make...
  36. I am coming to this post way late, but the reason...

    I am coming to this post way late, but the reason for not using an air compressor for cleaning electronics is that it can create static (the friction of air molecules or some such thing) "canned...
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    Single ring with "toggle"

    I was wondering if anyone uses a single with a toggle to act as a "buckle" instead of two rings? I was messing around with the idea and should of taken pictures before it got dark. It seems like it...
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    So why is there no calc thread stickied for...

    So why is there no calc thread stickied for either the suspension or DIY forum? I mean some of these tools make me wonder about the safety of some of the popular suspension materials at angles other...
  39. Thread: Quilting

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    I just used some light weight nylon, it worked...

    I just used some light weight nylon, it worked great.
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    Suspension force spread sheet.

    There is this great spread sheet for calculating the different forces on your suspension over on the yahoo hammock group. Aside from maybe getting permission from the guy that put it together is...
  41. Thread: Kenmore 1803

    by ferball
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    I actually turned one of those into a sweet...

    I actually turned one of those into a sweet looking floor lamp a few months back, I called it art, my wife laughed.
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    I made a Diy Stretch side out of a piece of 10.5...

    I made a Diy Stretch side out of a piece of 10.5 x 5 fabric. With a 30 degree hang my 7ft brother found it comfortable enough that he has decided to switch to hammock camping. I have since made him...
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    I have a local guy that has webbing galore, but...

    I have a local guy that has webbing galore, but nothing is labeled with load ratings, is webbing pretty universal in its rating? I mean does a poly pro 1 inch webbing have a basic breaking strength...
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    I am using cinch wraps for tree straps, I was...

    I am using cinch wraps for tree straps, I was thinking of using 3/8 poly pro for ridge ling and "whoopies".
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    How about straight polyester rope? A little more...

    How about straight polyester rope? A little more expensive than poly prop, but still cheaper than amsteel and more accessible.
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    3/8 Polypropylene vs Amsteel

    I threw together my hammock with stuff around the house and am looking to put together a more serious suspension. Aside from the diameter and weight differences is there any reason why no one uses...
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    I won't disagree with you on that point, I guess...

    I won't disagree with you on that point, I guess strict was a bad word to use, frequent would have sufficed. Most old timers still sewing on a feather weight will oil the machine every time they use...
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    Thread Injector: Metal or Plastic?

    Now I know there are few posters on this board whose knowledge of thread injectors and sewing machines is superior to mine and I hope that I will be corrected if the apostasy I am about to spout is...
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    I put out a post on the local freecycle group for...

    I put out a post on the local freecycle group for old tents, and I scored a screen room. I just recycled the screen panels my bug netting.
  50. If it was one of those electronic models the...

    If it was one of those electronic models the board could be fried. Which would also tie the problem to the max speed issue.
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