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  1. I think mine are pretty close, when under direct...

    I think mine are pretty close, when under direct light. In dimmer lighting, the darker colors almost look black.
  2. Interesting. I came across a ton of white tulle...

    Interesting. I came across a ton of white tulle and was trying to figure out how to make it easier to see OUT of--never thought of spray paint (seems like it was rub off when flexing).
  3. Tension via prusiks on SRL? I'm currently...

    Tension via prusiks on SRL?
    I'm currently thinking of a combo tarp/bug sock with tent poles spreading the sides, which slides along a ridgeline to 'deploy.'
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    A center hinge combined with telescoping vertical...

    A center hinge combined with telescoping vertical poles could make this VERY transportable :drool:
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    64" for the Oware/Bivysack 2nds

    64" for the Oware/Bivysack 2nds
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    The core is sometimes the majority of the line's...

    The core is sometimes the majority of the line's strength...
  7. To steal G-Rat's drawing, somehow attaching the...

    To steal G-Rat's drawing, somehow attaching the mounting points on the 'top' baffles might help alleviate that? (red points, instead of blue points) 88375
  8. Much better picture than my "B" :)

    Much better picture than my "B" :)
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    I have some fairly heavy poly/cotton pink camp...

    I have some fairly heavy poly/cotton pink camp ripstop. Just need to find a woman to use it...
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    Exactly. The "Easiest Hammock Ever...

    Exactly. The "Easiest Hammock Ever," for instance, wouldn't matter.
    Actually, I think I'll make a quicky tonight to take on my trip tomorrow. No hems anywhere; I'll let you know how it goes.
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    Always a sucker for a sale, I ordered waaay too...

    Always a sucker for a sale, I ordered waaay too much, like usual.
    Coupon code "WMAFF" gives $15 extra off $200+ order though ;)
  12. Sounds like you might benefit by turning the...

    Sounds like you might benefit by turning the quilt upside-down? If the baffles are separating when it curves, then flipping it over would actually causes them to close up. Quick 'n dirty sketch...
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    The $.18 product uses a slightly different fiber....

    The $.18 product uses a slightly different fiber. Ultimate strength should be the same, but it will have slightly higher creep (still probably not noticeable in our applications).
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    That's interesting. I'd probably still try it as...

    That's interesting.
    I'd probably still try it as a hammock... (it's HOT out here!)
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    Could be counter-productive if the silicon weighs...

    Could be counter-productive if the silicon weighs more than the base fabric...
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    Out of all my addictions over the years,...

    Out of all my addictions over the years, hiking/camping/hammocking is probably second cheapest (to running). Even when buying in bulk to save $$ it's nowhere near the cost of things like building...
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    I've made quite a few out of 1.5" polypro. The...

    I've made quite a few out of 1.5" polypro. The initial stretch is high, and they aren't very abrasion-resistant, but they work and they are quite lightweight (and dirt cheap). You could always make...
  18. Tearing out seams happens, and it always will,...

    Tearing out seams happens, and it always will, but each time you learn something new :rolleyes:
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    I have a couple 158s. My advice is to make sure...

    I have a couple 158s. My advice is to make sure that either A) it has a built-in zig-zag function or B) the required cam is included (otherwise almost impossible to find). However, my older unit has...
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    I thought that was for aliens?? :confused:

    I thought that was for aliens?? :confused:
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    I actually majored in mechanical engineering and...

    I actually majored in mechanical engineering and I've worked with some ASTM development before, and the cost of standards is absolutely ridiculous considering how little it actually seems to cost...
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    What a waste of cuben :scared:

    What a waste of cuben :scared:
  23. At that size, you could fold it in half...

    At that size, you could fold it in half width-wise and still have a comfy DL...
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    Interesting. It seems like lbs wouldn't quite...

    Interesting. It seems like lbs wouldn't quite define the strength--maybe pounds per inch width or psi...
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    Can anyone translate "warp" and "filling?"

    Can anyone translate "warp" and "filling?"
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    I believe the line deforms considerably after...

    I believe the line deforms considerably after being pinched, but can be worked back into shape.
    Also, because it's so slippery, you'd want to add a half-hitch after adjusting.
    I vaguely remember...
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    Geez, more fabric that I really don't need...

    Geez, more fabric that I really don't need :boggle:
    Had to get the free shipping, so I got 5...
    Are these Poly?
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    The 20% is pretty much all the time, right? So...

    The 20% is pretty much all the time, right? So this is basically a 10% extra special day?
  29. I'm actually planning on doing the exact same for...

    I'm actually planning on doing the exact same for a few gift hammocks- 1.6 inside, 1.1 outside
    A heavy outside fabric, basically to hold the pad, seems like a waste. And a light inside sometimes...
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    Dang, I ordered two of these from Woot a year or...

    Dang, I ordered two of these from Woot a year or so ago, but they ran out or something and never shipped (got refunded instead). I was kind of bummed, so I was hoping they were actually junk :crying...
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    I test my stuff in my backyard at about 24'...

    I test my stuff in my backyard at about 24' apart, with straps only around 6' or 7' up. It's usually not quite as comfortable, but as long as your gear (and tree) will support the weight, you don't...
  32. Better straps (or more accurately, known straps)...

    Better straps (or more accurately, known straps) ;)
    Or, do like WV and put the MSH as close to the tree as possible. Less strap off the tree will mean less stretch.
  33. stuff sacks, bishop bags, ridgeline organizers,...

    stuff sacks, bishop bags, ridgeline organizers, peak bags, and really...hammocks (you know, for family and friends ;))
    You could also try different bugnets and tarps once you get the settings dialed...
  34. Yeah, it helps to have some bulk outside the...

    Yeah, it helps to have some bulk outside the whipping, and the hem can serve that purpose.
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    Yep, I made my first set (pre-thread-injector)...

    Yep, I made my first set (pre-thread-injector) that way. Climbing webbing (non-dyneema) stretches a little though, which can get annoying :glare:

    The upside to sewn loops is less material, so less...
  36. I spent about a year around here reading hundreds...

    I spent about a year around here reading hundreds of threads (many more than once) before I actually registered and posted anything. Trust me, all the knowledge shared on these pages is SOOOOOOOOO...
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    Yep, a couple 'simple' hammocks morphed into...

    Yep, a couple 'simple' hammocks morphed into hundreds of yards of fabric, rope, and thread.
  38. It would be hard to get it to go in at an angle...

    It would be hard to get it to go in at an angle ;)
    How do they get those started? Obviously they're in deep enough that they can climb on the sides of it...
  39. Yeah, definitely won't be running any bar tacks,...

    Yeah, definitely won't be running any bar tacks, but should be okay (with caution) for running stitches along the length (edge of bridge hammock, or using '5-peak' method to make loops).
  40. Has anyone used the kind with an embedded metal...

    Has anyone used the kind with an embedded metal tracer? Gonna be a little harder to sew, me thinks :(
  41. Wow, and don't forget to wash it...this stuff...

    Wow, and don't forget to wash it...this stuff stinks!
  42. Recently bought 775' on ebay (because the more...

    Recently bought 775' on ebay (because the more you buy, the cheaper it is, right?)
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    I received a request for a sky blue hammock....

    I received a request for a sky blue hammock. Managed to find some plain ripstop, but will need some lightweight and waterproof for her matching tarp.
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    Good to know. I usually make mine with either 1"...

    Good to know. I usually make mine with either 1" or 3" eyes (depending on which end) :scared:
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    Yeah, Dynaglide can sometimes seem a little...

    Yeah, Dynaglide can sometimes seem a little sketchy with me at 185#. With Amsteel you would need to increase all the buries proportionally.
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    It's hard to tell from the pictures--how are the...

    It's hard to tell from the pictures--how are the joints made?
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    1.1 ripstop would be fine for the CS insulation,...

    1.1 ripstop would be fine for the CS insulation, 100% polyester thread, and a needle that you can easily thread.
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    Similar results can be had with a channeled end...

    Similar results can be had with a channeled end and mini spreader bars.
    An added benefit of these methods is that it won't be as likely to gather rain from beyond the edge of your tarp ;)
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    I used the DIY Gear Supply directions (for the...

    I used the DIY Gear Supply directions (for the most part) for my first DL and it turned out well (although you may want to adjust the dimensions, as necessary).

    Don't want to have anyone tearing...
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    Should be pretty much the same stuff

    Should be pretty much the same stuff
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