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    Good luck with the hammock. Easy project when you...

    Good luck with the hammock. Easy project when you consider it’s just straight seams. The challenge is all the extra fabric you have to manage.

    Rolled hems.. for 1/4” I use a rolled hem foot. ...
  2. I have a pack hanger out there someplace... and...

    I have a pack hanger out there someplace... and a Smartwool hat, a few bandannas and....


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  3. One easy way to determine how steep of a pitch is...

    One easy way to determine how steep of a pitch is to connect your door corners before you set your stakes, either in beak mode or overlapped as above and then stake out the corners. Get the height...
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    @cougarmeat... You make a great point for...

    @cougarmeat... You make a great point for carrying longer lines. I always have a ten foot zingit dogbone and the two door hooks I carry have another fifteen feet or so. I still don't see how...
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    I use single piece but have a set of Hennesey...

    I use single piece but have a set of Hennesey skins that are two piece. they have a length of zip tie threaded through the end seam which make them easier to slide over the tarp but also makes them...
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    Hammock Camping

    To the OP... I'll second and third the suggestion to make a trip out to Harriman. We are there often (though January has been a hard month for me as far as getting out).. Easy hike out in the...
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    If you made the flap just a little longer, you...

    If you made the flap just a little longer, you cold sew the velcro to the very end of the flap, then fold the flap over so it's double up and the velcros' stitches will be hidden inside. You'd just...
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    Yep... those will work just fine. Maybe a bit...

    Yep... those will work just fine. Maybe a bit more than what is needed on the whispy thin fabric we play with, but better than the wooden ones.
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    Thank you Dutch.. I did input zip code as...

    Thank you Dutch.. I did input zip code as always.. Did it twice.
  10. That looks great. Good job. Stitches look...

    That looks great. Good job.

    Stitches look straight and well placed. What size is the hardware? are they all 1/2" Beastie's?

    If you pitched a little wider given the amount of overlap you...
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    I used the same ones at the onset. Found they...

    I used the same ones at the onset. Found they didn't have as much grip as was needed with this slippery fabric. There are a few sizes.. I find the Mini's are best.


    The throat is 1/2" deep...
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    It's Sunday.. I need to gather a few bits. An...

    It's Sunday.. I need to gather a few bits. An email to DWG via the website would take too long.
    You've all helped.. thank you.
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    Shipping alternatives?

    $15 to ship a piece of cuben fiber, ten linelocs and some Dutch Wire.. Lancaster to NY?

    That's got to be a mistake...
  14. Sorry.. never got you the picture of the anchor....

    Sorry.. never got you the picture of the anchor. Left is the hammocks CL, right would go to the tree strap. I don't know if you can buy these any longer.. I have this pair from Sqidmark. However,...
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    What does tree size have to do with using split...

    What does tree size have to do with using split ridge lines?

    I have 12' - 15' on each end (depending on the tarp I grab) and have never used all of it. In fact, I don't think I have used more the...
  16. I used Tarpworms with zingit for a few seasons. ...

    I used Tarpworms with zingit for a few seasons. My first change was to replace the zingit with ZPacks 1.2 Reflective Z-Line which is similar to Dutch Wire.. it's a bit than zingit and much easier to...
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    Hit them with a little splash of Gold Bond powder...

    Hit them with a little splash of Gold Bond powder before you turn in.. dries them and feels great!!
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    One of my challenges... cold feet. What...

    One of my challenges... cold feet.

    What helps.. make sure my socks are dry before turning in; loose ragg wool sleep socks seem to work best. Not the lightest option but if my feet are warm...
  19. I've never had a problem with being bitten...

    I've never had a problem with being bitten through the fabric regardless of the fabric weight... I've used 1.2 successfully without issue with bugs.

    Your underquilt will be the first line of...
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    I've never had a strap slide down a tree,...

    I've never had a strap slide down a tree, regardless off the material it was made of.


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    LOL... that piece got cut into quarters to make...

    LOL... that piece got cut into quarters to make the ground corner patches


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    I'm out for Saturday night.. I have a 60th BDay...

    I'm out for Saturday night.. I have a 60th BDay party..

    And the following weekend I am skunked as well.. another social event carried over from Christmas.

    I can squeeze in a day trip.....
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    10.5" ?? no way... panel pull reinforcements...

    10.5" ?? no way... panel pull reinforcements were 3.25"

    I made two 12' tarps (one w/ doors one without). This pic is some of the reinforcement patches.. I think i have it filed in the wrong...
  24. Considering moving to a LiteAF DCF tarp....question

    hmmmm... proper doors?

    My first thought is that it could replace two tarps..

    At this point I have all three of the HG DCF tarps.. I find zero issue with the Stan w/ doors. Don't find it too...
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    Warm enough by you to give it a go this weekend??...

    Warm enough by you to give it a go this weekend??

    I have a new 0F I've been wanting to try but it's been too warm, and new 40's I can't use because it's too cold!!

    The new 20's are getting a...
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    I leave everything attached to my DCF tarps when...

    I leave everything attached to my DCF tarps when stowing in the snake skin.

    I have tarp worms, metal split rings and Lineloc hooks, shock cord and Zline.

    Is it possible to damage the tarp..? ...
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    Haven't gotten into single digits yet. 16F is...

    Haven't gotten into single digits yet.

    16F is my current low.

    Kudos to you psycho sub-zero hangers!! I tip my hat to you.
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    Bond them on. Create your reinforcement...

    Bond them on.

    Create your reinforcement patches. I make circles for panel pulls, using a circle cutter. Then sew the grosgrain (with or without hardware) to the reinforcement patch. Then bond...
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    Truth told, I don't do either above or below...

    Truth told, I don't do either above or below because I use split ridge lines. Find them far easier to adjust, they require less cordage and the excess cord creates it's own water break.

    That...
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    Stick with it! You'll be fine. Good move on not...

    Stick with it! You'll be fine. Good move on not doing the round bottom.. they aren't that difficult, but you need to be comfortable manipulating the travel of the fabric. Resist the temptation for...
  31. Sleeves make the storage easier, but doesn't...

    Sleeves make the storage easier, but doesn't reduce the size of the resulting package.

    If you dig around in past posts in the sub you'll surely find comparison pictures of Silpoly versus DCF. ...
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    Shugs Vid will clear up any confusion about...

    Shugs Vid will clear up any confusion about primary and secondary... and if you watch enough of them they will clear up confusion about just about everything hammock related.. some other topics...
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    You want one of those puppies or a duck?

    You want one of those puppies or a duck?
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    For sure.. please let me know. Yes, I replaced...

    For sure.. please let me know.
    Yes, I replaced everything.. 0F, 20's and 40's and have a Junebug Dawn Synthetic TQ that has a limit of about 55F.. I was cold at 53F. I would at that 50F LLG TQ......
  35. You do it the same way? Why am I not surprised?...

    You do it the same way? Why am I not surprised?
    Love the Wasabi color...
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    Reminds of one of the few regrets I have since...

    Reminds of one of the few regrets I have since starting to hammock years ago.

    A custom set of summer quilts were offered for sale a few months ago. Both quilts were in 7D. with 900 or 950 fp. I...
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    What Phantom says... ^^^^^ all good stuff

    What Phantom says... ^^^^^

    all good stuff
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    I couldn't count how many places I've parked in...

    I couldn't count how many places I've parked in and around Harriman.. never had a problem parking for one or two nights.
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    Looking forward to your comments.. Glad you had...

    Looking forward to your comments.. Glad you had ordered the Argon67. The fabric used in quilts has a huge impact on weight. Would have been a shame to go shorter, with 900fp and then use the...
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    I've played with different sizes of similar...

    I've played with different sizes of similar cordage and mixing both size and cordage type.

    Using a larger core of the same cordage in a smaller bury creates a better bite, can typically reduce the...
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    That's interesting... You have both the...

    That's interesting...
    You have both the primary and secondary attached to the metal ring?

    I would think the primary is sliding through the loop and each secondary are fixed to the loop and not...
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    Pit zips AND pockets (with zippers to boot) at 4...

    Pit zips AND pockets (with zippers to boot) at 4 ounce? That's excellent...

    I like the shock cord on the cuffs.. something I wish other items had. I fumble with the velcro on my Versalite and...
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    Here you go... ...

    Here you go...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=151781&d=1498406495
    This is a template printed on 8.5 x 11.. I can email it to you if you'd like.....
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    This is so foreign to me... can't imagine hiking...

    This is so foreign to me... can't imagine hiking in knee deep water, for that length of time. Upside is it that the temps were likely reasonable. What did you wear on your feet? My research tells...
  45. My Standard with doors and Palace both have split...

    My Standard with doors and Palace both have split RLs, so there is only a short amount of cordage hanging from the ends of the skin. I stop halfway into rolling the tarp up with the skin on and wind...
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    My experience has been a narrow pad leaves me...

    My experience has been a narrow pad leaves me with cold shoulders. I used a pad for a only a short time and had added wings at the shoulders to make it more useful.
  47. Agreed.. it was one of my most comfortable...

    Agreed.. it was one of my most comfortable hammocks.
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    Haven’t used whoopies in years but when I did the...

    Haven’t used whoopies in years but when I did the fixed loop was at the strap via MSH and a Dutch whoopie hook was the connection to the CL


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  49. Be careful with the Monolite... mine ripped clear...

    Be careful with the Monolite... mine ripped clear in half as I sat in it.


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    Warbonnet makes the door kit for their tarps. ...

    Warbonnet makes the door kit for their tarps.

    2qzq makes the add on Grizz Beak.

    I DIY’d one of each for my MamaJamba.. a set of doors and a beak

    I have the template and some build pics...
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