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    Though I have no experience with bamboo, I'd say...

    Though I have no experience with bamboo, I'd say whipping with rope/twine would do a great job. Try to use a waxed natural fiber line. It will look better than synthetic, and the wax will reduce the...
  2. Thread: Hammock Stand

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    Another option - make your own stand. Several...

    Another option - make your own stand. Several members have made one of these. It's a great design. Portable, and cheap to buy the materials. There are several other home built options if you search...
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    If you're reading the e-book you should be able...

    If you're reading the e-book you should be able to do a search. No index necessary.
  4. that looks really cool. I loved how the chocolate...

    that looks really cool. I loved how the chocolate sauce fell right off the shoe.
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    Sticky: The taper should have half the strands removed in...

    The taper should have half the strands removed in intervals. I go 2 strands at a time, about a half inch apart. It creates a much gentler transition that way.
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    Sticky: I agree with the above.. Looks good but it's a...

    I agree with the above.. Looks good but it's a good idea to taper your buries. The abrupt transition that comes from untapered buries can weaken the rope.

    As to the 10" buries coming out short,...
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    Just an idea.. How about a lightweight dog kennel...

    Just an idea.. How about a lightweight dog kennel made from ripstop nylon? Have a pyramid or teepee shape that you suspend from your hammock suspension. Put a thermarest inside for pup to lay on. The...
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    You are correct. I forget where I read that info...

    You are correct. I forget where I read that info otherwise I'd reference it. I sealed my panel pulls and not the seam. 2 weeks camping with rain every night and not a drop came through. I love my...
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    Does he sleep in the hammock?

    Does he sleep in the hammock?
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    Purely a guess, but I think 1" EMT conduit would...

    Purely a guess, but I think 1" EMT conduit would be strong enough for the ridge pole.
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    I've had a similar idea, though I didn't know...

    I've had a similar idea, though I didn't know what to look for. I work for a land survey company and thought those heavy duty tripods they use for holding instruments might be suitable.
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    My tripod legs are about 3 feet from one another....

    My tripod legs are about 3 feet from one another. Tarp... Right now I put a hunk of closed cell foam on top of my tripods and rig a ridge line over that, and down to a stake in the ground at each...
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    I wonder if I'm too late. Just ordered a BBO and...

    I wonder if I'm too late. Just ordered a BBO and some other goodies. I had been hesitating but couldn't wait any longer with this chance at a prize.
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    I've been thinking of building a new stand with...

    I've been thinking of building a new stand with longer ridge pole and taller legs for this reason. I want to put the tarp over the ridge pole instead of on the tripods. Also I want the doors to close...
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    Perhaps a note to the mods would help.

    Perhaps a note to the mods would help.
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    RE: The SuperFly... There is no built in way to...

    RE: The SuperFly... There is no built in way to roll up the doors, but one could sew on some ties. What I do with mine is fold them under the deployed tarp and tie the corners together with shock...
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    Can't turn off the tracker, but you can turn off...

    Can't turn off the tracker, but you can turn off the ringer.
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    Have a peek at this thread....

    Have a peek at this thread.
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    Shock cord all the way. But don't go too thin. I...

    Shock cord all the way. But don't go too thin. I used the really thin shock cord and had to crank it way too tight to work well.
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    Wow, good job DD! That's pretty incredible.

    Wow, good job DD! That's pretty incredible.
  21. Thread: Need some help

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    I think if you layer the JRB and the HG quilts...

    I think if you layer the JRB and the HG quilts you'll extend your temp rating well below 15 degrees. You might want to increase your top insulation. If you can't afford another TQ you can always grab...
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    You are not alone.

    You are not alone.
  23. I'm interested in knowing this as well. After...

    I'm interested in knowing this as well. After being dinged something like $50 for a UPS shipment I'm leery to use anything but the postal service.
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    I don't see any multicam stuff there. Am I...

    I don't see any multicam stuff there. Am I missing something?
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    Check this page out....

    Check this page out. The ridge line video shows how to use a knot bone and figure 9 to hang the tarp. The other is a demo of the self tensioning guy lines. (all of which you can make yourself)
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    I'll throw out a couple more words for you. Knot...

    I'll throw out a couple more words for you. Knot bones. Figure 9. Zing It. Dutch Hooks. Tarp Flies.
    Zing It is dyneema string. It's great for hanging tarps. Some folks use parachute cord to start...
  27. If you change your view to 50 posts a page it's...

    If you change your view to 50 posts a page it's only 2 pages. Not so bad then LOL
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    Hey anyone still thinking about this... check out...

    Hey anyone still thinking about this... check out this method. JasonJones came up with a really cool way to rig up a sleeping bag UQ without any modification to the bag.
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    I'm pretty sure in Canada the lumber is treated...

    I'm pretty sure in Canada the lumber is treated with the same stuff as in the USA.
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    I saw one of those for sale at a gun show last...

    I saw one of those for sale at a gun show last year. I should have bought it. :)
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    Is it a Pocket Fisherman?

    Is it a Pocket Fisherman?
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    I'm not sure if it's worth the money, but there's...

    I'm not sure if it's worth the money, but there's special soap for down products at most outdoor stores.
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    SW, have you considered an NX model? I don't have...

    SW, have you considered an NX model? I don't have a Clark personally, but when I was researching them the NX looked nicer in my opinion.
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    Perhaps a different hammock setup could save some...

    Perhaps a different hammock setup could save some weight. Depending on the Hennessey models you have they could be heavier than needed. Could you please tell us a bit more about you and your wife...
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    yeah I find that too

    yeah I find that too
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    You're doing it wrong. You are waiting for YOUR...

    You're doing it wrong. You are waiting for YOUR hammock, and borrowing hers. Give it back and the peace will return. :)
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    Echo what Rev said. On most occasions I get by...

    Echo what Rev said. On most occasions I get by with the short-ish tree straps. On night when I camped on the BC coast I used almost all of a 25' length of seatbelt webbing around one tree. I use 6'...
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    Very nice, OD. Have you noticed any signs of...

    Very nice, OD. Have you noticed any signs of fatigue where the hinges join the legs?

    Jason, I had similar problems, but that trick with looping the whoopie slings back to the center gave me...
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    Howdy TL stand fans! Did you see this stand?...

    Howdy TL stand fans! Did you see this stand?. I think of it as a TL Lite. I'm considering giving it a try some time. Maybe a hybrid of some kind.
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    This post illustrates this really well....

    This post illustrates this really well.
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    Have you seen the method a couple of us are using...

    Have you seen the method a couple of us are using with our TL stands? We have put fence post end caps on the rdge pole. From the end caps we hang a quick link or shackle. The whoopies go through the...
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    I think CJH should give him a free rig. Maybe he...

    I think CJH should give him a free rig. Maybe he could hangit it the waiting room.
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    Sounds like you need to buy or make a bigger...

    Sounds like you need to buy or make a bigger stuff sack.
  44. Thread: Scored!

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    DIY slingshot!

    DIY slingshot!
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    Hmm that does look like a wonderful tool for...

    Hmm that does look like a wonderful tool for this. Dang I was happy with my free wire and now I want to go shopping. :scared: ratzafratz HF costing me money all the time... why I oughta.... :lol:
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    Poll: Aww now I'm feeling self conscious about my camo...

    Aww now I'm feeling self conscious about my camo tarp with bright yellow ridge line and tie outs!
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    One more thing.. persistence and patience....

    One more thing.. persistence and patience. Getting the end into the bury section can be tough. Make the entry hole as big as you can. When pulling the end in, wiggle it around a lot. I put my thumb...
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    Ditto on using a wire as a fid. I just have some...

    Ditto on using a wire as a fid. I just have some stainless steel lock wire. It's really thin, sorry I don't know the gauge size. Fold it over and the bend becomes the eye of the needle so to speak. ...
  49. Unfortunately you won't save much buying used....

    Unfortunately you won't save much buying used. Maybe $20.. People tend to ask really close to retail for their WB gear.
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    Poll: When I ordered a TQ and UQ together I got the...

    When I ordered a TQ and UQ together I got the same color. But really I don't worry about it. I don't have any bright colors with my camp set up but my primary day pack is orange.
    Picking colors can...
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