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  1. Don't worry about the differential on the TQ as...

    Don't worry about the differential on the TQ as the differential is different at the feet and shoulders anyway (a tighter loop at foot end) I'd definitely suggest one on the UQ though

    Velcro is...
  2. The selveged edges can just be rolled into the...

    The selveged edges can just be rolled into the seams quite easily which may be necessary if you are wanting the full width of the fabric, but sometimes the selvedge holes aren't quite straight and...
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    Great find gravity! I'm not sure if I'd be brave...

    Great find gravity! I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to try a single layer of 8 or 10 momme myself but a double layer for home sounds great, I love my silk
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    Born in South Africa but I ran off to Europe...

    Born in South Africa but I ran off to Europe yonks back, not exactly helpful but I rarely am ;)
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    Following what WV and Craige say that there's a...

    Following what WV and Craige say that there's a few similar fabrics out and they are getting very hard to understand one from another, I've never heard of ventum before let alone seen it.

    One...
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    Welcome to the forum from just around the corner...

    Welcome to the forum from just around the corner in Southport. I agree that there's not a lot of opportunities to hang around you tbh but it's a pretty short train ride to the lakes, Scotland or...
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    That looks amazing, I wish you every success in...

    That looks amazing, I wish you every success in you business, its really cool
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    I made a hammock with a stretchy material on foot...

    I made a hammock with a stretchy material on foot box. It worked well in summer and was very comfortable but in winter it formed around my feet, compressed my down TQ and my feet got cold. I think...
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    pocket on the inside of the TQ to dry socks and...

    pocket on the inside of the TQ to dry socks and gloves
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    wow that's a beautiful quilt ! I wish you every...

    wow that's a beautiful quilt ! I wish you every success with the business too
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    WOW amazing work Snowball! Its got me thinking...

    WOW amazing work Snowball! Its got me thinking about copying with a 3mm aluminium rod where the 4mm stiff cord goes to get a flatter lay and whether I could use less whoopies if I did
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    I have a DIY sewn though down and primaloft quilt...

    I have a DIY sewn though down and primaloft quilt for summer (66g primfloft on the outside edges and down in small sewn through box baffles over the torsoe) its good for warmer weather and just about...
  13. Look up WWOOF, it's a work for food and board on...

    Look up WWOOF, it's a work for food and board on organic farms. I've loved my time doing it and met great people who will be friends for life. Some host take the mick and are just looking for slave...
  14. I think the problem with all this is that you're...

    I think the problem with all this is that you're in the UK and the only safe bet for your money is buying a house, I understand not wanting to join the rat race but we're getting 350000 immigrants a...
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    I picked up ripstop spinnaker tape in a boating...

    I picked up ripstop spinnaker tape in a boating store to patch up my bag and a tarp door. Loads of colours too
  16. I've had about ten nights on my kevlar and they...

    I've had about ten nights on my kevlar and they look in great shape still, I weigh 95kg and use knots or UCR.

    Admittedly they are worryingly light and thin but seem pretty tough. I was pretty...
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    If I use a pad under my heel, no matter how soft,...

    If I use a pad under my heel, no matter how soft, it actually increases the pressure as there's more heel in contact with the pad and the slight elevation reduces how much weight is transfered to...
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    If I follow the OP correctly I get the same pain...

    If I follow the OP correctly I get the same pain in the rear of my heel where the tendon starts off. The only thing that I've found to alleviate this is to put an inflatable pad under calves and let...
  19. I've made a few polyester hammocks (though not...

    I've made a few polyester hammocks (though not the polyD variant) and it must be remembered that polyester is significantly weaker per weight that nylon and further to this has much less stretch so a...
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    That looks brilliant, I love the two tone design,...

    That looks brilliant, I love the two tone design, even more so as it's recycled as well
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    Cool idea! I wonder if a Frisbee or a...

    Cool idea!

    I wonder if a Frisbee or a titanium plate placed on the mesh pocket would make a hammock shelf? I may have to have a tinker...
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    If it's really raining I'll have an open wood...

    If it's really raining I'll have an open wood fire under my tarp in porch mode and use the water on the tarp to stop burns getting serious. I've done this a fair few times and never had more than a...
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    Good luck with your business, you clearly have an...

    Good luck with your business, you clearly have an eye for detail with your lovely looking website and brilliant logo
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    Having checked out craige's and his ridiculously...

    Having checked out craige's and his ridiculously tiny tie outs (miniscule) I'd have absolutely no worries about ripping or longevity at all,good strong fabric in my book (I've used lighter weight sil...
  25. Great video SGT Rock. Plenty pilferable ideas...

    Great video SGT Rock. Plenty pilferable ideas there
  26. Wouldn't a 1.1oz hammock be colder than netting...

    Wouldn't a 1.1oz hammock be colder than netting anyway as and the little hairs that create a small microclimate next to the skin will be squished? Then there's the rapid evaporation of the nylon that...
  27. Brilliant write up there and fascinating about...

    Brilliant write up there and fascinating about how good old fashioned pertex held up in the wet. It helps to alleviate the need to splash out on hyperdry down when I've got DWR fancy pants fabric to...
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    That's awesome! It's almost shame I no longer...

    That's awesome! It's almost shame I no longer make sewing mistakes ;-)
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    Thanks shoota. I usually get if off of eBay,...

    Thanks shoota.
    I usually get if off of eBay, most often listed as 3mm sk75 dyneema core, which is what I understand to be the same as amsteel. I've never found it at anywhere near US prices though....
  30. I've worked with both and find that PL gold >...

    I've worked with both and find that PL gold > climashield > PL silver. Climashield can be really easily worked and sewn around the edges only which is obviously is a huge time saver (although it gets...
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    Thanks craige, I think you are right about just...

    Thanks craige, I think you are right about just one nighters unless somewhere dry. I was also considering using it as a way to get in the hammock on a ground dwelling trip, should the opportunity...
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    I can't comment on the particular silnylon you...

    I can't comment on the particular silnylon you have but as the weight of the fabric goes down it generally begins to stretch more and more. I made a 0.6oz/sq tarp yesterday and that stretched...
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    If it's sunny here I'm not for blocking it! :-D ...

    If it's sunny here I'm not for blocking it! :-D



    The misses is almost kid sized so I may get her to experiment with it. Thinking about the tarp more though it's probably ideally suited to dry...
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    Thanks :) it is indeed sunshine but thankfully...

    Thanks :)

    it is indeed sunshine but thankfully the wind is up so it still feels like good old English weather ;)
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    85g ultralight silnylon tarp

    I had a scrap of 0.6oz/sy (possibly a little less) non ripstop silnylon lying around for ages and it was irritating me as I couldn't think of what to build with it.

    I decided on trying to see how...
  36. That's an awesome UL DIY up cycle. Now to stalk...

    That's an awesome UL DIY up cycle. Now to stalk some bowmen for their carbon fibre!
  37. Fantastic looking quilt. I'm a big fan in fact of...

    Fantastic looking quilt. I'm a big fan in fact of lime green and karo baffles :-D
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    Kidney shaped stuff sack that sits around my neck...

    Kidney shaped stuff sack that sits around my neck while in the hammock, I just stuff in my down top.
  39. Yep, it's basically one big baffle when it comes...

    Yep, it's basically one big baffle when it comes to stuffing. Handy as it's easier to add or remove down as you use it
  40. Some great point this far but I'll add: Reduce...

    Some great point this far but I'll add: Reduce sun exposure as much as is possible and try to avoid wear patterns from things such as hammock suspension and pole mods
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    Welcome to the forum

    Welcome to the forum
  42. I've had a couple of gear hammocks and could...

    I've had a couple of gear hammocks and could never find a way of hanging in on, under, over or generally near my hammock without it irritating me (to my regret now as a possum at my $500 bag). I...
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    Well a winch suspension is new, great idea and...

    Well a winch suspension is new, great idea and photos
  44. Definitive doesn't really apply to preference,...

    Definitive doesn't really apply to preference, but going within the norm should normally prove sufficient for a comfortable set-up. I know my quilts are longer in the winter and longer still if they...
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    I used a marker pen and those old plastic letter...

    I used a marker pen and those old plastic letter stencils for a military look that lasted quite well. Not exactly a piece of art but it's all I could muster.
  46. I'd use that tarp, it's awesome!

    I'd use that tarp, it's awesome!
  47. How do you handle not getting hands and wrists...

    How do you handle not getting hands and wrists bitten?
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    Some cool gear there, the wool pully looks like...

    Some cool gear there, the wool pully looks like it is going to be the business!
  49. Welcome aboard and you're in spitting distance...

    Welcome aboard and you're in spitting distance too!
  50. No idea but think we need a dedicated 'you don't...

    No idea but think we need a dedicated 'you don't go to the ground' thread as I love all the crazy, daft pictures :-D
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