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  1. Sorted it. It was not the whipping. It seems i...

    Sorted it. It was not the whipping. It seems i have a very small comfort margin when going for the 'more sag' approach.

    My old hammock was narrower and worked better with a tighter pitch, i could...
  2. Sorry for the delay, i forgot about this post. I...

    Sorry for the delay, i forgot about this post. I went on the trip .

    It did get extremely windy but it did not reach the peaks anticipated. I would have put it between 70-80 mph gusts with a...
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    Mine are 1/8 and the leads had worn through a...

    Mine are 1/8 and the leads had worn through a couple of strands within two days, it put me off even with 1/8 cord because if that happened in a couple of places there is just no way of knowing how...
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    True. Nothing will ever compare to the brief few...

    True. Nothing will ever compare to the brief few days i thought i might be finally shot of whoopie slings though :lol:

    What can i say, the idea of speed hooks was the single best innovation i...
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    I just got finished negotiating this issue with...

    I just got finished negotiating this issue with dutch, i was given a refund for the clips and told they where now being discontinued. I can understand why, the wear was excessive, but it is a real...
  6. I think the warnings will have been maximum in...

    I think the warnings will have been maximum in the area, as in higher altitude than i will be sleeping. The MET office tend to err on the side of caution here with us having a national park close by...
  7. Hurricane force winds, perhaps no hammock this month.. What do you say?

    Well the winds here have been pretty strong to say the least. Our mountain rescue services have already had to rescue a couple of tourists and trees have been getting blown down. The term hurricane...
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    Sticky: Mine is actually my real name :/

    Mine is actually my real name :/
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    That reminds me, primaloft also requires down...

    That reminds me, primaloft also requires down proof [calendered] fabric. Some do use it for quilts so i thought it worth a mention.
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    I use a double box stitch with a cross [end to...

    I use a double box stitch with a cross [end to end] then run over it a second time for double stitching. Looks neat and is hard as nails. I bet the webbing would snap first. I have also put a second...
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    It should be fine, if you are using down you will...

    It should be fine, if you are using down you will want calendered fabric though. If it is taffeta you will love it, the thin poly fabrics tend to be lining taffeta and it feels good against the skin....
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    Depends on what you are sewing. Lightweight...

    Depends on what you are sewing.

    Lightweight fabrics (pertex microlight, momentum etc; <= 1.1 ish oz/yd) use a thin thread like 120 (eu scale). Something a bit thicker like pertex 4 (<=1.5 oz/yd)...
  13. Fair point. It is WB users i have seen say this...

    Fair point. It is WB users i have seen say this recently. I just meant perhaps that the measure used in tat instance is too long. I failed to realise that i could also use that measure as a base with...
  14. True, but i don't see how that will be much...

    True, but i don't see how that will be much different to having tried a vast range of measure with a ridge other than ease.

    I never realised six inches was the amount of slant, i only used a minor...
  15. I will try the measurement given, i have heard...

    I will try the measurement given, i have heard that before for longer hammocks. The tension of the RL thing is a myth though, it simply sets the arc, if it changes the lay like that it is probably...
  16. The paracord was just a temp until the amsteel...

    The paracord was just a temp until the amsteel arrived, i only really mentioned it as there is no way of replicating how i had it with the stretch and all. It is since making the new dyneema rigging...
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    Basically other than deforming i highly doubt...

    Basically other than deforming i highly doubt much would happen for the reasons mentioned above.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yITshmzIX4
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    A nylon hammock shouldn't unless it is damaged...

    A nylon hammock shouldn't unless it is damaged (perhaps via abrasion, persistent folding in the same place or a minor nick/score).

    There is a video on you tube of i think a 1.7 oz/yd hammock under...
  19. Hammock lay: fail. Constant ridge under my neck..

    Hey.

    I recently made a DIY hammock. It is approx 11' x 60" and made from pertex 4 which has a very minor amount of stretch. It is gathered via dyneema loops through the end channels.

    When i...
  20. Just a bit of an update, should anyone have...

    Just a bit of an update, should anyone have input.

    I got the basic hammock finished at the start of the week and have had a bit of time to lay in it.

    The first thing i noticed is i really...
  21. Right, i glanced over that because i am not sure...

    Right, i glanced over that because i am not sure i actually agree. What i mean by this is that i do not think i need to add a barrier unless i don't want things to hang out of the end. This doesn't...
  22. Sorry for all the edits, i have a bad habit of...

    Sorry for all the edits, i have a bad habit of hitting post before i proof read things :/
  23. Right, i get where you are coming from and i do...

    Right, i get where you are coming from and i do not think that is for me. I was thinking to use proper cord but still, the whole leg tension thing isn't worth the risk and i don't really care about...
  24. Snipe style, Blackbird style or UK hammocks style: diy

    Hey

    Now i have several quilts out of the way the bug has set in, gotta make an UL hammock.

    I really like the look of them all, but i am trying to underpin what aspects of each i want... I don't...
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    Hey, sorry to necro an old thread. I am trying...

    Hey, sorry to necro an old thread.

    I am trying to mimic one of these quilts. I have all my plans drawn out for the final model and was hoping you could clear something up for me?

    When you ad...
  26. Puckering[?] on taffeta and ridge on cimashield UQ seams

    Hi all.

    I have very little experience with a machine, in fact i only picked one up this year and have no training, just bits of advice here and there. I full well expect i am making blatant errors...
  27. WTB: Winter Yeti Under Quilt [or similar quality partial UQ] / Maybe TQ too- Shipped to UK

    Hi

    I am after a winter fill warbonnet yeti or something of similar size and quality to be shipped to the UK for the upcoming winter.

    I am only really after something in good / near new...
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    Sorry to come back to this, but it was not...

    Sorry to come back to this, but it was not properly addressed and someone might think this was a good point. This is showing up on page 1 on a google for 'ccf pads dog camp' so it is in full view of...
  29. Don't worry about pics, i have that pictured in...

    Don't worry about pics, i have that pictured in my head. Thanks for the offer though. I will have a look at the market tomorrow and see if i can snap some up, it would save a bit of work making the...
  30. Cheers for the info swede. It is good to hear the...

    Cheers for the info swede. It is good to hear the DWR will hold up to the dogs abusing it, do you have any experience with pertex as a comparison? I especially like the idea of folding the nylon...
  31. Hi, thanks for the helpful information. ...

    Hi, thanks for the helpful information.

    Regarding the bathtub shape, would using the standard IX quilt design [http://gear-report.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IX-UQ-42x60-3layer.jpg] give the...
  32. I have found Pertex 6, although it is double the...

    I have found Pertex 6, although it is double the weight of calendered ripstop. I am almost sold this is the route to take, if it will remove the need for an underquilt protector.
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  33. Thread: DIY Yeti

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    Curiosity, is this a box section quilt that ALSO...

    Curiosity, is this a box section quilt that ALSO uses darts to achieve the curve, or just an oval?
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    For the benefit of other snugpak user who may...

    For the benefit of other snugpak user who may have had similar issue i figured out the problem and it was the quilt not the way it was hung. I summarised everything in post #10 here:...
  35. Hey mate,cheers for the info, i decided to make a...

    Hey mate,cheers for the info, i decided to make a thread for the new project quilt here:
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  36. I will hopefully be ordering some fabric...

    I will hopefully be ordering some fabric tomorrow, if i can decide what to get. It would be really great if someone with proper knowledge could get me on the right track with fabric choice.

    These...
  37. WV, good point on needing flexibilty, i...

    WV, good point on needing flexibilty, i completely overlooked that and will keep that in mind as i progress to a solution.

    Wow, the triangle method is indeed labour intensive, that really is an...
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    A bit late in the discussion maybe, but i use a...

    A bit late in the discussion maybe, but i use a regular nite ize figure 9 with tape wrapped around the teeth to make it both suitable for my dyneema and to protect it. No damaged cord, no slippage in...
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    I have an adjustable UCR ridge line, i found my...

    I have an adjustable UCR ridge line, i found my ideal angle was not at the common 30 degree's. I found mine more comfortable at another angle due to being tall though and the hammock not being long...
  40. DIY climashield apex underquilt, torso length, 3/4, diff cut.

    As per the title i am looking to make an underquilt, two in fact. One single layer and one double layer using climashield apex 133 gsm (gm^2).


    The first in no doubt a long line of questions :P
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    I strongly discourage it for anything other than...

    I strongly discourage it for anything other than casual use. The design has let me down and i depend on it. It is the same as the snugpak, they last time i checked they make it.

    See my thread here...
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    I did something similar for my first UQ, i was...

    I did something similar for my first UQ, i was pleasantly surprised for summer use (bulk etc aside).

    Mine was made using a cheap regatta sleeping bag, also quilted. It cost 10, and it was indeed...
  43. Right, have tried a few things, feel free to skip...

    Right, have tried a few things, feel free to skip straight to the 'resolution' part at the bottom as most of it is just trouble shooting and observation. Here is how it turned out:

    1) Flipping it...
  44. There are some really simple yet great ideas...

    There are some really simple yet great ideas there!

    Indeed i am certainly willing to put any amount of work for a resolve, i rely on my hammock every month whatever the weather may be, so time and...
  45. Right i think i have pinned down why it is...

    Right i think i have pinned down why it is happening. It does appear to be the shape after all although i might have misinterpreted things.

    According to this it is based on the potomac uq:...
  46. Nope, obviously i have tried the obvious things...

    Nope, obviously i have tried the obvious things :P

    Like i say, it might be best to read my other thread before trying to suggest fix's regarding the actual fitting technique of the UQ and the...
  47. Bugger, never mind then. I am confident i am...

    Bugger, never mind then.

    I am confident i am hanging it correctly. I have already had some great advice on hanging it in another thread i made here if you would like to have a look and see if...
  48. Odd shaped synthetic UQ always too loose or tight

    As per the title.

    I have been having endless problems, either i get compressed spots or i get sagging insulation, im not sure which is the lesser evil but im gonna go ahead and dislike both. In...
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    Hey :) @detailman ~ Ahh right, that makes...

    Hey :)

    @detailman ~ Ahh right, that makes sense! (RE sweat)

    Cheers for the vids, just processing the information at the moment :)

    @all (RE being wet)

    It would seem my weather shield is...
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    My apologies for the delay, i got hammered with...

    My apologies for the delay, i got hammered with work while feeling exceptionally ill over the past few days ><

    Also apologies for the lack of information in my first post. I did include every...
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