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    Good on ya! A rotary cutter...

    Good on ya! A rotary cutter might help cut straight lines -- I've really liked mine.

    If you haven't yet, check out Jellyfish's videos on sewing our difficult slippery fabrics!
  2. hmmmm.... mysterious.....

    hmmmm.... mysterious.....
  3. On a PC, no pix except the last with babies(!)

    On a PC, no pix except the last with babies(!)
  4. Risk-taking explains this. [IN GENERAL!] males...

    Risk-taking explains this. [IN GENERAL!] males more likely to take risks, put themselves in sketchy situations, act impulsively, decide they can "take it" when prudence would suggest doing something...
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    :thumbup1:

    :thumbup1:
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    Moths are not going to "attack" nylon or other...

    Moths are not going to "attack" nylon or other synthetic fabrics! 1) Moths feed on nectar; and 2) if you mean moth larvae, they feed on natural materials and are not going to be tempted by NYLON, no...
  7. Thread: Needle Choice

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    Be sure to check out Jellyfish's...

    Be sure to check out Jellyfish's videos -- lots of good information on how to sew these slippery fabrics we use!
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    You might also contact & discuss with...

    You might also contact & discuss with AutumnUltraLight or SimplyLightDesigns as they both do custom work. They can also make whatever you want, even though their names emphasize "light" gear!
  9. Ya can't beat $20 for an 11 foot hammock made...

    Ya can't beat $20 for an 11 foot hammock made with decent fabric!
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    54 pound beagle?!!! wow!

    54 pound beagle?!!! wow!
  11. Thread: Leg cramps

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    [[Note: I don't click links in posts from members...

    [[Note: I don't click links in posts from members who have very low post counts. Like one post.]]
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    They have to have some kind of connection for the...

    They have to have some kind of connection for the top/bottom insulation or it would just float away!
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    I think you want to stitch initially with the...

    I think you want to stitch initially with the right sides together? Then when you fold it over, the right sides would be to the outside.
    (I am assuming in #3 when you say "fold over" you mean flip...
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    Here's the link to the Gemini...

    Here's the link to the Gemini
  15. A 'biner would work!

    A 'biner would work!
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    There's several threads about dogs & hammock...

    There's several threads about dogs & hammock camping with many options discussed....
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    FS: PM sent ....

    PM sent ....
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    In choosing a "cheap" hammock, be sure that what...

    In choosing a "cheap" hammock, be sure that what you get is at least 10-11 feet long -- and that is measuring the actual cloth part from end to end. Many "cheap" hammocks (sporting goods stores,...
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    You can simply wrap the ends of the wire around a...

    You can simply wrap the ends of the wire around a pen or pencil, etc -- or to get "fancy," drill a small hole through a dowel (or even a stick or small block of wood) and put the wire through it and...
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    Hang a bar (such as a chain link fence top rail)...

    Hang a bar (such as a chain link fence top rail) from the ceiling and hang your hammock from that
  21. ha ha!! This thread reminded me of Chesapeake's...

    ha ha!! This thread reminded me of Chesapeake's experience a while back...
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    Try a thorough cleaning of the machine -- look...

    Try a thorough cleaning of the machine -- look for any short scraps of thread caught inside, under/around the bobbin, etc.
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    A teflon foot (probably actually just plastic) is...

    A teflon foot (probably actually just plastic) is a handy alternative -- it's what I've used instead of a walking foot. It is more slippery than the metal feet so it's good for our slydee... fabrics.
  24. Thread: Tarp Art

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    Sweet gum!

    Sweet gum!
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    (are you sure that camping is the right activity...

    (are you sure that camping is the right activity for you?? :tonguesmilie:)
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    Great info on sewing slippery fabrics by...

    Great info on sewing slippery fabrics by Jellyfish, HF member
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    Be sure to check out Jellyfish's videos...

    Be sure to check out Jellyfish's videos (she's a member here) with lots of great information on how to successfully stitch these slippery fabrics we use.
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    Squeeze Hooks...

    Squeeze Hooks -- Dutchware Gear
  29. Same here...

    Same here...
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    Because, duh, GROUND! (don't have to get up and...

    Because, duh, GROUND!
    (don't have to get up and down, stressing knees & other joints....)

    (note: this is just a general comment; I don't use a bridge hammock, and have not done winter camping)
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    Yes, ideally, though plenty of examples of it...

    Yes, ideally, though plenty of examples of it working without being a smaller diameter. If the two cords are the same diameter, extra wraps on the Prusik help.
  32. Thread: Learning To Sew

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    Excellent! Congratulations to you on learning a...

    Excellent! Congratulations to you on learning a new useful skill!

    Yes, onward to the mechanized stitch world.... :D
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    For excellent instruction on sewing these...

    For excellent instruction on sewing these difficult fabrics, be sure to check out HF member Jellyfish's videos.

    Also, for what HF members are using, be sure to see this thread!
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    Double check your hang angles...

    Double check your hang angles...
  35. Does the fabric actually measure 11'? That's what...

    Does the fabric actually measure 11'? That's what I always wonder, as a lot of low-priced online hammocks measure from the attachment points and claim 11', rather than measuring the actual fabric...
  36. Thread: Tarp Questions

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    A 12' tarp is wholly adequate for an 11' hammock!...

    A 12' tarp is wholly adequate for an 11' hammock! (It's the size that most folks here use for their 11' hammocks.)

    Be sure that you're hanging your hammock optimally by checking the Hammock Hang...
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    Ah, gotcha, thanks!

    Ah, gotcha, thanks!
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    Looks great! Congrats! Twenty-two feet?? Not...

    Looks great! Congrats!


    Twenty-two feet?? Not sure what you mean, measuring from where to where?
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    My guess is that the spaces in a rope hammock...

    My guess is that the spaces in a rope hammock will not allow for much expansion of insulation, but it may depend on how the netting is knotted. I know the rope hammocks I'm familiar with all have...
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    Simply Light Designs does FAST custom work,...

    Simply Light Designs does FAST custom work, according to many HF members!
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    Do you have the bug net on backwards? First time...

    Do you have the bug net on backwards? First time I used my Chameleon it worked, but later I realized that I had it on the wrong way. It's not 100% obvious which way to zip it on at first.
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    ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!

    ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!
  43. Ah, yes, thanks for the correction!

    Ah, yes, thanks for the correction!
  44. For a "temporary" fix, an extra piece of webbing...

    For a "temporary" fix, an extra piece of webbing stitched over the tear would reduce the possibility that it will add stress to that corner, rather than trying to pull the edges together and overlap...
  45. They are seasonal. Look for them when it starts...

    They are seasonal. Look for them when it starts to get cold out!
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    Sticky: This (https://l-36.com/brummel2.php) would...

    This would probably be the best source -- a website for sailing that has good instructions for splicing various things.

    (Including a variety of soft shackles, though newer versions have been...
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    Hammock Abbreviations and Acronyms...

    Hammock Abbreviations and Acronyms
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    What is that fifth season?!?

    What is that fifth season?!?
  49. These are one of the options supplied with the...

    These are one of the options supplied with the Tensa4 hammock stands -- you can read a lot about how (& when) they work best in that subforum!
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    First, very sorry for your loss... I'm sure you...

    First, very sorry for your loss... I'm sure you do wish that she was there to keep you from pilfering...

    As for your questions, you may need to be more specific about what issues you are having...
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