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    Looks like something has caught and pulled one...

    Looks like something has caught and pulled one thread. If you've got a scrap left lying around pull a stray thread from a cut edge and straighten the fabric back out... Looks like that. Do you wear a...
  2. Wow, every little thing has been thought of and...

    Wow, every little thing has been thought of and incorporated in that thing. It seems ideal for car camping and for folk who aren't as concerned with weight.

    That footbox does look a little snug,...
  3. The brighter the better for me! I use orange...

    The brighter the better for me! I use orange Lawson Glowire atm and it's good stuff. Unless you leave your guylines behind you won't be leaving a trace ;) A little bit of guyline isn't gonna make...
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    Can't you use just use grosgrain instead?

    Can't you use just use grosgrain instead?
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    Snaps are easier, but buttons can be done on the...

    Snaps are easier, but buttons can be done on the machine easily too... zigzag with your feed dogs dropped and/or stitch length at 0. You just need to be careful you are accurate. You can get a foot...
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    Don't do really tight stitches... think of...

    Don't do really tight stitches... think of perforated paper :o 8-10 stitches per inch will be plenty strong with 3 rows.
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    The end channel plus whipping definitely isn't...

    The end channel plus whipping definitely isn't necessary. I normally do a double stitched channel, put a cable tie through it and tighten it down then larkshead a continuous loop/suspension against...
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    I agree with WV. I doubt zpacks would use sub...

    I agree with WV.

    I doubt zpacks would use sub par fabrics for their gear but it is expensive compared to what is available from the likes of Dutch or rsbtr and slightly heavier although that could...
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    I've been using the 1.1 rs and HyperD 1.0 from...

    I've been using the 1.1 rs and HyperD 1.0 from ripstopbytheroll for a while now with no issues. I'm 6'3" and weigh around 230lbs. You should be fine if you find the hammock comfortable. Don't keep...
  10. I miscut fabric and ended up just going with it...

    I miscut fabric and ended up just going with it to try an 8ft x 50" hammock... It was way too short/narrow for me at 6'3" lol.
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    The wear on those seems to be coming from the...

    The wear on those seems to be coming from the titanium-amsteel contact. For some reason the anchors are actually showing much less wear on the amsteel than the speed hooks and I have retired the...
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    Unless I'm absolutely knackered or have had a few...

    Unless I'm absolutely knackered or have had a few drinks I struggle to sleep the first night. I usually just don't sleep very much the night before if I'm going backpacking, partly to make the first...
  13. I have purchased from a few, Dutch, RSBTR, HG,...

    I have purchased from a few, Dutch, RSBTR, HG, UGQ, ZIMMERBUILT, MINIBULLDESIGN, BATCH STOVEZ, UKHAMMOCKS, Extremtextil, Tread lite gear, Ookworks, Lawson Equipment, actually that's more than I...
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    Good to hear, I may cut the doors off my current...

    Good to hear, I may cut the doors off my current winter tarp and give this a go, if I don't like it I can always just stitch them back on. The baggy fabric in the door sides drives me nuts!
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    Fair enough, it does seem like it should hold, I...

    Fair enough, it does seem like it should hold, I have a bunch of kam snaps too and they hold pretty securely when you pull across them (sheer) which, from the pics looks like the direction they'll be...
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    Great looking tarp. Love the colour and the idea...

    Great looking tarp. Love the colour and the idea of snapping the doors on.

    Have you had a chance to get it out in the wind yet? Interested to hear how the snaps hold up to a decent wind.
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    Maybe a little ;) I've got between 30 and 40...

    Maybe a little ;) I've got between 30 and 40 nights in a 1.1 hammock too, no wear there either. I think if I ran the suspension through the channel it might be a different story though.
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    Nice work! Snowball, I wouldn't say wafflebox...

    Nice work!
    Snowball, I wouldn't say wafflebox is pushing the limit... I probably am, my weight varies between 220-235lbs and I have 20+ nights in my 1.0 HyperD. No signs of wear yet :)
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    I don't own a UGQ top quilt but I do have an UQ, ...

    I don't own a UGQ top quilt but I do have an UQ, workmanship is fantastic. You won't be disappointed!
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    That looks fantastic! Great way to mark...

    That looks fantastic! Great way to mark everything out. It'll certainly be warm.
  21. Great stuff as usual Shug. Those woods look...

    Great stuff as usual Shug. Those woods look incredible! Can't beat a Lion Bar, didn't realise you guys didn't have them over there, do you not have kitkats either?? :scared:
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    +1 on Shugs advice, for UKhammocks I've had the...

    +1 on Shugs advice, for UKhammocks I've had the same email issues. Call him, everytime I have he's answered.
  23. Ha, I sometimes forget that we (UK in general,...

    Ha, I sometimes forget that we (UK in general, but we're worse in Scotland) have a dry, sometimes nasty seeming sense of humour compared to, well everyone else.

    She knew she'd lost the argument...
  24. I have less hammocks than my girlfriend has...

    I have less hammocks than my girlfriend has shoes... or rings, earrings, necklaces, perfumes etc. She argued that all those things were to make her look good, I pointed out the bags under her eyes...
  25. Dutch was planning on getting them... dunno what...

    Dutch was planning on getting them... dunno what happened with that.

    I had a BeastieD d ring break on me a couple weeks ago. I always have my tarp TIGHT though. Definitely better breaking a...
  26. I've found zing it easier to splice than...

    I've found zing it easier to splice than dynaglide, there are less strands and the weave is looser. A little more difficult than amsteel though.
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    I love the people and the landscape. You all seem...

    I love the people and the landscape. You all seem so fun and interesting, don't care what anyone thinks about you, your enthusiasm and respect for others/other cultures. Your scenery is awesome too,...
  28. Thread: Hello from Ohio

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    Welcome to the forums from Scotland! If I...

    Welcome to the forums from Scotland!

    If I wanted to use a bag in my hammock as intended, I would get in the bag before getting in the hammock, while standing on a small groundsheet. Then just get...
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    Oh, I was thinking the webbing was for tree...

    Oh, I was thinking the webbing was for tree huggers/straps... a big +1 on using grosgrain instead for tarp tie outs. I've used 10 mm, 12mm, 19mm and 25mm for tie outs, none have failed or shown any...
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    Seems like it'll be a good setup! The bugnet...

    Seems like it'll be a good setup! The bugnet design is, imo about the best non attached around.
    You should consider ordering polyester webbing from Dutch or ripstopbytheroll instead of...
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    Water bottle hung with a mitten hook and my...

    Water bottle hung with a mitten hook and my headlamp larksheaded on.
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    A small strip of old tshirt or lightload towel...

    A small strip of old tshirt or lightload towel works for me.
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    Nice, that muletape and a night testing in the...

    Nice, that muletape and a night testing in the woods can't come soon enough! Hopefully that bend will hold, seems easy enough to tie and untie.
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    Done a quick check with kevlar straps and dg, it...

    Done a quick check with kevlar straps and dg, it seems like it'll hold, a pain to untie though, like you guessed. Back to the drawing board.
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    Ah, oh well. What about a different knot?...

    Ah, oh well. What about a different knot? Slightly more time consuming but not much...http://wonderfulinnovations.com/knots/heaving-line-bend
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    I honestly think it'll hold, I wouldn't be...

    I honestly think it'll hold, I wouldn't be surprised if I am wrong though, I often am. It's gotta be better than a dg lead to a dg loop though... I'm sure I've read that dyneema to dyneema...
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    I was hoping it would lol. Will probably be a...

    I was hoping it would lol. Will probably be a couple of weeks before my muletape arrives from across the puddle. The only problem I can think of, assuming it holds fine would be water running down...
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    What about a loop of muletape larksheaded to the...

    What about a loop of muletape larksheaded to the hammock? I have some muletape on order and that's what I was planning to do.
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    Unless it's forecast 0% chance of rain and no...

    Unless it's forecast 0% chance of rain and no blossoms/pine cones etc. on the branches above me I don't go tarpless. I've done it twice but tbh weather here is so changeable it is very unusual for me...
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    If you are gentle with it, you should be fine...

    If you are gentle with it, you should be fine with a sl of hyperD 1.0, I am 230+lbs and have no issues with a sl.
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    The coated side is the plasticy side, to avoid...

    The coated side is the plasticy side, to avoid losing the coating from abrasion it should face the inside. Although for tarp reinforcements I reckon it'll be fine either way. Use it whichever side...
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    Bjanzen, not sure of your stitch length but in...

    Bjanzen, not sure of your stitch length but in the pics it looks like they are really small. Stitches in fabric work like perforations on paper... the more there are, the easier it is to tear. The...
  43. Not sure, it would be the same as reinforcement...

    Not sure, it would be the same as reinforcement patches though. Just roll them into the hem.
  44. That drybag looks great in HyperD 300! Curious...

    That drybag looks great in HyperD 300! Curious about what you use to make it airtight?

    Good to hear that rsbtr service is constantly improving :)
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    I had assumed you would be Paul. I was just...

    I had assumed you would be Paul. I was just offering a name for DamnYankee, I maybe should've put a ? on the end.

    I agree that it's not for lightweight backpacking, but afaik it's the lightest...
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    Handy hammock.

    Handy hammock.
  47. There is probably a "proper answer" but I have...

    There is probably a "proper answer" but I have used gutermann sew all in most of my straps and all of my hammocks and never had an issue. No signs of wear on the thread after a couple of years of use...
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    Welcome from across the Forth :) Good to see more...

    Welcome from across the Forth :) Good to see more Scots getting into hammocks, there are some fantastic camp sites that tents can't get anywhere near! 109939
  49. I love lineloc 3s, however I like my tie outs to...

    I love lineloc 3s, however I like my tie outs to just be grosgrain and then have the Linelocs on a loop, and larksheaded to the tie outs so they can easily be replaced or removed if I want to try...
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    Fantastic work! That looks really great,...

    Fantastic work! That looks really great, especially for a second project. I have to say though, your estimated temp rating seems somewhat conservative, it should get you to at least 20F :)
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