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    Nice hammock. WARNING: DIY IS ADDICTIVE. :lol:

    Nice hammock. WARNING: DIY IS ADDICTIVE. :lol:
  2. Oh yeah....its project time!!!

    Oh yeah....its project time!!!
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    I've used downlinens before. Great price, free...

    I've used downlinens before. Great price, free shipping, but you have to buy in lbs, not oz. Worth it, IMO, if you are planning more than one quilt.
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    Temp rating is subjective but generally...

    Temp rating is subjective but generally corresponds to a number of inches of loft, Here is a pic from Dream Hammock showing this.
    As for the actual math of determining amount of down per baffle, you...
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    Here is a good thread....has pictures and...

    Here is a good thread....has pictures and everything. :)
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/99329-Suspension-and-Fit
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    You can get around this by adding a secondary...

    You can get around this by adding a secondary suspension. Linelocs sewn to the corners of the hammock with shock cord running through them. This will pull the UQ out to the ends of the hammock and...
  7. Awesome.....keep it coming! I love it.

    Awesome.....keep it coming! I love it.
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    Now that's a beast of a tarp. Nice job!

    Now that's a beast of a tarp. Nice job!
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    Awesome...I have a project in planning that...

    Awesome...I have a project in planning that requires white 1.0oz downproof fabric. Super psyched about this. Keep up the great work Kyle!
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    Theoretically, yes, it will hasten the wear of...

    Theoretically, yes, it will hasten the wear of the shock cord. But shock cord is cheap and easy to replace, so I wouldn't worry about it.
  11. I know that feeling! That seam looks great,...

    I know that feeling! That seam looks great, though. The rest is easy peasy. Can't wait to see it hanging.
  12. Looks like it was a lot of fun!! Sad I missed...

    Looks like it was a lot of fun!! Sad I missed it....can't wait until the Fall Hang!!!
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    IMO, it doesn't matter too much. I own a sleeping...

    IMO, it doesn't matter too much. I own a sleeping bag with vertical baffles for the torso and horizontal ones for the lower extremities. I know UGQ's new renegade TQ is designed that way as well. I...
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    I believe 8-12 is generally acceptable. 6 is a...

    I believe 8-12 is generally acceptable. 6 is a little on the low side. 15 may be too high. I'd stick with 12.
  15. Well, I too, have to officially bow out of this...

    Well, I too, have to officially bow out of this years grand winter camping extravaganza. I've got midterms next week and I am wholly unprepared. Although it pains me more than anything, I have to do...
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    Yeah, my pics never turn out as good as real...

    Yeah, my pics never turn out as good as real life....but that quilt looks sweet!! You'll be warm and happy for sure. :) Great first post, btw.
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    Well where are the pics!?! :)

    Well where are the pics!?! :)
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    Great colors and nice job!!

    Great colors and nice job!!
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    Awesome Kyle! Really cool to see your business...

    Awesome Kyle! Really cool to see your business grow from the ground up.
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    I appreciate that! I am still just a rookie...

    I appreciate that! I am still just a rookie compared with some of the people here....like Rev for instance. There is a lot of knowledge and experience here...I am always still learning! :)
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    Definitely sharps, I used a 70/10 or 80/12 on my...

    Definitely sharps, I used a 70/10 or 80/12 on my last UQ project with HyperD 1.0.
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    Well, I may have found my next project. That is...

    Well, I may have found my next project. That is pretty sweet. With a bugnet, it would remind me of the Amur dramak, I think its called. Anyways, nice job.
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    That's pretty cool. Did you prototype this first,...

    That's pretty cool. Did you prototype this first, or just order the cf and go for it?
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    Nice looking gear. Love that TQ!

    Nice looking gear. Love that TQ!
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    Shortening a zipper is easy. Get some zipper...

    Shortening a zipper is easy. Get some zipper stops, cut it where you need it cut, singe the ends with a lighter, crimp your stops on and you're good. I recommend not cutting the zipper until after...
  26. Thread: DIY NOOB

    by boulderv7
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    Good advice. I've got two nice machines this way....

    Good advice. I've got two nice machines this way. Also, as mentioned above, craigslist.
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    I use 3 yards of noseeum for a 10.5 ft gathered...

    I use 3 yards of noseeum for a 10.5 ft gathered end. You can drape it over the hammock on a diagonal to cut the net to size. I use to use #5 zipper but have switched to #3. Lighter and looks better....
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    I've done a similar thing before...the only thing...

    I've done a similar thing before...the only thing is there is no nice plastic guide to help the zipper slider on the coil. No biggie if you only switch a couple times a year. It can be a pain to line...
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    Nice first project. That looks really warm!

    Nice first project. That looks really warm!
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    This is correct. IMO, this works great for really...

    This is correct. IMO, this works great for really light fabrics. That being said, all of my hammocks, save one, have load bearing channels. I like the clean look.
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    Yeah, if you are hand sewing that would work...

    Yeah, if you are hand sewing that would work fine. :)
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    Stitching is the way to go, but you will lose all...

    Stitching is the way to go, but you will lose all the loft in the area of the patch. The stitching shouldn't leak any more down than any stitching anywhere else on the jacket. I would imagine any...
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    Well, you never know until you try!! ;) That...

    Well, you never know until you try!! ;)
    That color combo is interesting, the more I look at it, the more I like it!
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    Yeah, the Winter Edition takes the cake. Very...

    Yeah, the Winter Edition takes the cake. Very nice looking hammock. As always, exceptional work!
  35. Thread: DIY Peak Bag

    by boulderv7
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    You could try a DIY version of the Dream Hammock...

    You could try a DIY version of the Dream Hammock peak shelf. I've heard that's large enough to hold a jacket.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/94269-New-design-prototype
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    Dang, pretty sweet.Very nice work. How does it...

    Dang, pretty sweet.Very nice work. How does it lay? I'm guessing very supportive with two fabrics that don't stretch.
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    There are 3 types of argon I believe: 1.6...

    There are 3 types of argon I believe: 1.6 commonly used for hammocks, argon 90 and argon 67: both used for quilt shells. Some have used argon 90 for hammocks but it is not designed for that, IMO.
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    That looks great! I love that argon brown.

    That looks great! I love that argon brown.
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    you're hooked. Might as well call it your thread...

    you're hooked. Might as well call it your thread injector now... :)
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    Nylon thread typically stretches and home sewing...

    Nylon thread typically stretches and home sewing machines have trouble keeping a consistent tension while sewing. At least in my limited experience. I quickly learned my machine hated that thread.
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    Off topic forums like roundtable discussion,...

    Off topic forums like roundtable discussion, backpacks, camp kitchen, other gear and DIY, etc....worth it IMO.
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    I would definitely pay for $5 for a sample set!

    I would definitely pay for $5 for a sample set!
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    +1 on what Red said. I've never personally used...

    +1 on what Red said. I've never personally used their tarps, but have seen lots of their work and it is great. Can't go wrong with UGQ.
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    Nice looking hammock. Thanks for sharing. What...

    Nice looking hammock. Thanks for sharing. What camo fabric is that?
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    7F last night with -5 to -15 windchills. DIY full...

    7F last night with -5 to -15 windchills. DIY full length UQ with 4+ inches of loft, 20F First Ascent Sleeping bag, merino baselayer, softshell pants, wool socks, fleece hoodie and a neck buff. DIY...
  46. 5 degrees is cold...I hung last night to a low of...

    5 degrees is cold...I hung last night to a low of 7, windchills in the -5 to -15 range. I had 4+ inches of UQ loft under me.....was toasty warm. Thats the minimum amount of loft I'd recommend,...
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    I also plan to hang tonight. Forecast low of 6...

    I also plan to hang tonight. Forecast low of 6 with -14 windchill. Will be a record for me. Testing out the UQ I recently made my wife.....has 4+ inches of loft, so I should be good!
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    I've stacked a 20 degree sleeping bag with a 30...

    I've stacked a 20 degree sleeping bag with a 30 degree TQ. It worked for me. The only way to really find out is to try it. Everyone sleeps a bit different, and you may compress some insulation...
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    I have an integrated bugnet hammock made from a...

    I have an integrated bugnet hammock made from a double layer of HyperD 1.0 Uncalendered. It is 10.5' x ~58". it weighs in at 18.2 oz in the stuff sack. I could have gone single layer to save weight,...
  50. Calendered is a good material for a sock..the...

    Calendered is a good material for a sock..the calendering process is essentially running the fabric through hot rollers to close the space between the fibers, it will make it wind resistant but still...
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