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    I like it. Did you use it in the mountains yet?

    I like it. Did you use it in the mountains yet?
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    Have 2 DIY CF tarps and one rain cape. It's a...

    Have 2 DIY CF tarps and one rain cape. It's a strong, light, reparable material -- ideal, in my always humble opinion.

    I use acetone to clean the surface before taping. My cleaning cloth reveals...
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    Right, no head hole, Camo. Thanks for the...

    Right, no head hole, Camo.

    Thanks for the suggestion of tie-outs. Have some CF scraps here that would work. They could go under the chin. Then use hook and loop buttons to keep it closed down...
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    Minimalist Tarp as Rain Gear?

    I made a 6x9' minimalist tarp of .74 oz. CF that I like very much for my UL set up, especially since supplementing it with the DIY WITT (what is that thing?) combo peak beak/bug net.

    After...
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    I would think so, eyebrows guy. I've seen 108"...

    I would think so, eyebrows guy.

    I've seen 108" stuff that was appealing. 117" would be worth a try. Do it and let us know?
  6. I'm 5'-11" and comfortable in a 9.5' UL hammock....

    I'm 5'-11" and comfortable in a 9.5' UL hammock.

    But I'm generally a content and happy person that can read himself to sleep at night.
  7. I think genixia means 1/8 inch, which should be...

    I think genixia means 1/8 inch, which should be plenty.
  8. WTT: Just ordered the Optimus from Amazon, too. Like...

    Just ordered the Optimus from Amazon, too. Like my Ti spork for eating trout so will hang on to it.
  9. Thread: Texas Lost Pines

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    Nice looking bunch of hammocks. I would not...

    Nice looking bunch of hammocks.

    I would not try to sew on another layer of cloth. For now just put the pad in and climb on top of it.

    If your wife is a good seamstress then DIY some under...
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    Great report! Thanks!

    Great report! Thanks!
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    That is a great tarp! Nice job!

    That is a great tarp! Nice job!
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    In addition to all the virtues expressed above...

    In addition to all the virtues expressed above Cuben is easier to repair in the field.

    I have two DIY CF .75 oz. tarps and they are excellent.
  13. Dyneema with trail sticks to jam the bite on an...

    Dyneema with trail sticks to jam the bite on an overhand knot.
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    Excellent project and outcome.

    Excellent project and outcome.
  15. Ayup, that's what I found about a 10.5 hammock in...

    Ayup, that's what I found about a 10.5 hammock in NylonD. It's extremely comfortable, my favorite one. I call it the Executive! LOL

    Good move.
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    There are three holes. At the top are small...

    There are three holes. At the top are small holes through which one runs the suspension. A ridge line becomes "structural" only when it takes up load from the hang angle. But it still runs through...
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    The ideal dimension to be lightweight is the...

    The ideal dimension to be lightweight is the lightest fabric in the least length and width that allows you to sleep at night.

    I tend to fall asleep easily. My UL set up is 9 feet by 4.5 feet in...
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    It's best to sew channels on all four sides and...

    It's best to sew channels on all four sides and run shock cord through them.
  19. Have been there twice, once as a kid in a travel...

    Have been there twice, once as a kid in a travel trailer with no AC and once with my own children in a motor home with AC.

    Liked it both times very much!

    Don't remember any trees from which to...
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    Dejoha demonstrated the Becket hitch at the last...

    Dejoha demonstrated the Becket hitch at the last Texas hang and I don't see how it would not work with Kevlar straps.
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    Awesome! Thanks for the report,...

    Awesome!

    Thanks for the report, iWatkins4Christ!
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    I use this...

    I use this http://www.ultralightdesigns.com/products/shelter/guyline-150.html.

    Tarps will tear and stakes come up before it breaks. I don't know why.
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    Welcome, hystrung! I want to put together an...

    Welcome, hystrung!

    I want to put together an annual Coyote Hang for West Texas but would like a little more rain.
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    My only experience was with a piece 16x32 on the...

    My only experience was with a piece 16x32 on the ground on top of Tyvek in moderate temps but liked it just fine.
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    I use it for hammock suspension in my UL kit. ...

    I use it for hammock suspension in my UL kit. Simple knots do slip. If they are backed up they hold but then don't come loose easily. The polyurethane coating sticks pretty tight.

    Yesterday I...
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    Got a chance to use this last night in cool...

    Got a chance to use this last night in cool breezy weather and it works fantastic!

    The solid panels kept the wind off my head, feet, and UQ.

    But I could lift my head a little and see out. ...
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    A cuben tarp is lightest and best if you can...

    A cuben tarp is lightest and best if you can afford it.

    Since the tarp is the most important piece of equipment it might be worth the extra expense.

    I have two DIY cuben tarps and they are...
  28. Fantastic trip report. Thank you!!! It's a...

    Fantastic trip report. Thank you!!!

    It's a great place to hike, camp, and hang. I went there while in seminary in KY and since, and took two of my children for a youth group hike on the...
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    This one that I made weighs 5 ounces:...

    This one that I made weighs 5 ounces: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/104964-OMG!-What-Is-That-Thing
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    Fantastic! You'll really like your cuben tarp.

    Fantastic!

    You'll really like your cuben tarp.
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    Go round the tree just once. The adjustment is...

    Go round the tree just once.

    The adjustment is in the loops.
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    My UL hammock with suspension is 7.5 ounces. ...

    My UL hammock with suspension is 7.5 ounces.

    It's made of 1.4 Poly D, 4.5 x 9.5 feet, has a Dynaglide suspension with Dutch whoopie hooks at the tree and speed hooks at the hammock.
  33. Thread: Imusa 12 cm pots.

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    FOUND: I'll send you a couple, Jayson. PM me with your...

    I'll send you a couple, Jayson. PM me with your address, okay?
  34. Gave my Kelty 12x12 to my daughter and her new...

    Gave my Kelty 12x12 to my daughter and her new husband as part of their wedding endowment on Saturday.

    Can't think of a better endorsement! LOL
  35. Thread: 10' or 11'

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    After a long hike the details never kept me...

    After a long hike the details never kept me awake.

    A lurking bear in the Shenandoah once did but then it started raining and all in the woods went to sleep.
  36. True that! Tried both. UQ is far superior.

    True that!

    Tried both. UQ is far superior.
  37. Did the trees have leaves?

    Did the trees have leaves?
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    Great combination.

    Great combination.
  39. Go out Hwy 10/Maumelle Blvd. from Little Rock to...

    Go out Hwy 10/Maumelle Blvd. from Little Rock to Hwy 9 and turn left/South.

    There's a trail from 9 to Lake Sylvia. It goes the other way, too, toward the Rockefeller grass farm. If you get to ...
  40. These posts need "Like" buttons as on Facebook. ...

    These posts need "Like" buttons as on Facebook.

    Great project, guys.
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    Very few don't like a hammock once they sleep in...

    Very few don't like a hammock once they sleep in one. I'd say less than 10% don't like it.

    The expense comes in the search for greater comfort, as Osulagh indicated above.

    Fortunately, the...
  42. Thread: Sil-Poly Tarp

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    Looking forward to the pictures. On my "to do"...

    Looking forward to the pictures.

    On my "to do" list. Have the materials and desire but not the time right now.
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    It's good stuff. Traded a couple of Foster's...

    It's good stuff. Traded a couple of Foster's pots for a nice bunch of it and will use it for a long time.

    It even holds paint enough to dull it in the woods. Yes, I like it very much.
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    Good choices. It's all about the proper tools. ...

    Good choices. It's all about the proper tools.

    I tried using brass and florist wires for splicing. It worked but when I got the needles and loop from Dutch it was much better.

    Wonder if we...
  45. Thread: Which suspension?

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    Just got the Kevlar material today -- amazing...

    Just got the Kevlar material today -- amazing stuff.

    Will order more for a Kevlar backpack project.
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    That's very nice. My daughter will be getting...

    That's very nice.

    My daughter will be getting married next month in Arkansas.

    In addition to the regular gifts through the bridal registry they've asked for hammock gear!

    Yay!

    PM me about...
  47. This material is lighter than using bug net...

    This material is lighter than using bug net between the baffles.

    So, there would be little waste.
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    My Daughter's Hammock Gear Request

    My younger daughter is getting married next month. In addition to the regular bridal registry items I'll give some hammock gear because -- this is the best part -- they asked me for it!

    Yay! It...
  49. Lucky dog! So much want to get there some...

    Lucky dog!

    So much want to get there some time.

    Changing careers and not so free to make my own plans right now.

    To anyone that might be interested -- Northern NM and Southern CO are...
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    I expect the first edition to give me a good...

    I expect the first edition to give me a good tarp.

    Just haven't got to it yet.

    Silpoly should replace silnylon and would be a cheaper alternative to CF.

    I hope our cottage vendors will start...
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