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  1. I was a fan of the distel hitch until I replaced...

    I was a fan of the distel hitch until I replaced them with UCR type bit on my RL's, the distel is a fine hitch and works well on the zing-it
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    That is fantastic.

    That is fantastic.
  3. Thanks DW, the dual lines have been a nice...

    Thanks DW, the dual lines have been a nice change of pace for sure, seem to work every bit as good as a single RL.
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    I put a piece of grosgrain in my channel where...

    I put a piece of grosgrain in my channel where the stitching goes.... does it help in any way, I don't know, but I at least feel like I tried to reinforce that area.
  5. VIDEO: "Diamond ring" tarp suspension UPDATE

    The title says it all. Nothing earth shattering here just sharing my experience.

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    Here's a video I just made today of my current...

    Here's a video I just made today of my current setup, as others have said, try'em all, keeps things interesting.

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    I like a pillow, just a small one...

    I like a pillow, just a small one under my neck.
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    I'm a Mac/iPad driver and never have any...

    I'm a Mac/iPad driver and never have any problems. To multi quote you click the little "+ in the corner of each post then on the last one you click on reply with quote instead of "+. Then you can...
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    Does you machine also do zig-zag? I was told by...

    Does you machine also do zig-zag? I was told by a sewing machine dealer once that a tiny bit of sawtooth can happen if its not a dedicated straight stitch machine, I'm paraphrasing here but you get...
  10. Excellent. Thanks Dutch.

    Excellent. Thanks Dutch.
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    Welcome from Battle Creek. Its a little ways out...

    Welcome from Battle Creek. Its a little ways out yet, but keep an eye out for the MI Fall Hang, always a good time, lots of good people and plenty to learn.
  12. Bump. Anyone??

    Bump. Anyone??
  13. How does the stretch compare to the kevlar straps...

    How does the stretch compare to the kevlar straps and the regular polyester straps?
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    Welcome from Battle Creek. Its a little ways out...

    Welcome from Battle Creek. Its a little ways out yet, but keep an eye out for the Michigan Fall Hang, lots of fun and you can see lots of different rigs in action.
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    Thank you BackpackerGuy, you're too kind. ...

    Thank you BackpackerGuy, you're too kind.



    Thanks Randy. That was a surprise guest appearance by Clíodhna, she's normally not interested in the hammock, she must have seen the camera running....
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    Thanks WebbingSlinger, there's not much/any...

    Thanks WebbingSlinger, there's not much/any relative movement on the rope to rope connections giving me hope that it should be ok.... time will tell. Thanks for the heads up.
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    That is very slick, keep up the innovation.

    That is very slick, keep up the innovation.
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    Thank you. The split ends are a bit more work,...

    Thank you. The split ends are a bit more work, but I believe worth it.
  19. Now that is exciting, nice work Dutch.

    Now that is exciting, nice work Dutch.
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    Thank you kindly sir.

    Thank you kindly sir.
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    Thank you very much WV. I think until it gets...

    Thank you very much WV. I think until it gets good and broken in the grosgrain will help keep it from bunching too tight and the bulk of it alone will help with that too. It's a compromise on the...
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    Thank you O&B, I figured with the mule tape I can...

    Thank you O&B, I figured with the mule tape I can have shorter CLs and minimize the wear on the channel itself.
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    Thank you so much, though this was a hastily...

    Thank you so much, though this was a hastily edited video I do hope its watchable and listenable :). Thanks for the kind words.

    Thanks. Sewing is pretty easy, but the time commitment is the hard...
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    Thank you, it is quite comfortable, still have a...

    Thank you, it is quite comfortable, still have a small problem with the floppy fabric at my face so need to adjust the knotty mod a bit more.

    Thanks johnspenn, I never do anything the easy way,...
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    VIDEO: Tour of my new DIY hammock

    A quick video of my new hammock and some of its features. Its a 10' hammock made from HyperD 1.6 Wide, with knotty mod end channel with mule tape in the channel etc. etc. Nothing earth shattering,...
  26. It hasn't really been a problem, I completely...

    It hasn't really been a problem, I completely unload the line before attempting to remove the larks head, I know where you're coming from cuz some of the larks heads that I've hung from are crazy...
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    I knew it was too good to be true!

    I knew it was too good to be true!
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    Classic! Funny stuff. :lol::lol:

    Classic! Funny stuff. :lol::lol:
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    Thats not only plausible its probable. I...

    Thats not only plausible its probable.


    I wonder how many times I'd have to get in and out during the day to make what I make at my day job?


    If you ever sell those be sure to put that in...
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    A hammock that makes money!

    I'm building a new hammock and took it out for a test hang to see how I was doing, I laid in it for a few minutes, and when I got out there was a nice shiny quarter and dime in the hammock??
    Now...
  31. If I'm understanding you correctly I use a...

    If I'm understanding you correctly I use a similar setup but I replace the prussic with a buried section a-la UCR. I always found that if a prussic had enough wraps to hold it would also jam, if it...
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    Is the mod done on just one end or both? I've...

    Is the mod done on just one end or both?
    I've always done full length knotty mods but I'm considering short ones for my new hammock.
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    Thank you PG. I still haven't committed to...

    Thank you PG. I still haven't committed to anything yet and was to busy today to fiddle will it, I'm gonna have to watch a couple more of your videos and look for some inspiration.


    I plan to...
  34. Thanks guys. It will be interesting to see...

    Thanks guys.



    It will be interesting to see if that is the fix... hope so.
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    Whoopie hook-to-mule tape??

    Does anyone have any experience grabbing 1/2" mule tape with a whoopie hook? I'm building a new hammock and have decided to run mule tape thru the end channel and was thinking of putting a whoopie...
  36. I don't know if its going to help or not, but...

    I don't know if its going to help or not, but this is the technique I use to tie a MSH.

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    Thats a sweet ride man, congratulations!

    Thats a sweet ride man, congratulations!
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    You have a couple of options when you run into...

    You have a couple of options when you run into the whoopie being too long for your trees: 1. What you're proposing sounds like it would work fine. 2. You can just not use it and hang your hammock...
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    Welcome from exciting and exotic Battle Creek MI....

    Welcome from exciting and exotic Battle Creek MI. Keep an eye out for group hangs in your area (if there are any) lots can be learned at those, and if you're up to a little drive the Fall Michigan...
  40. What a great family trip. Good on you and the...

    What a great family trip. Good on you and the boys for sticking it out in less than ideal conditions.
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    Very cool. I'm going in at Rain Lk in July,...

    Very cool. I'm going in at Rain Lk in July, seeing all these pix I can hardly wait. Thanks for sharing.
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    I was just out in the back yard playing around...

    I was just out in the back yard playing around and with a strap to continuous loop system I was having good luck with the Highwayman's Hitch, easy to tie, quick release and didn't slip. I didn't try...
  43. +1 on the improvised pants, good stuff. Thanks...

    +1 on the improvised pants, good stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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    I personally think you'd be better off with a...

    I personally think you'd be better off with a flat felled seam than a bound seam, little harder to make probably but strong and flat (as the name would imply :) )
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    I believe its just grosgrain, not positive?

    I believe its just grosgrain, not positive?
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    A cheap Harbor Freight ceramic paring...

    A cheap Harbor Freight ceramic paring knife is the ticket for me.
  47. Thread: WV Hikes?

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    Went to Seneca Creek a...

    Went to Seneca Creek a few years ago, beautiful area lots of trail options.
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    This stuff was great b/c I could fold the edges...

    This stuff was great b/c I could fold the edges of the patch under and stick them in place then stick the whole thing onto the area needing a patch and its dry enough to sew almost immediately,...
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    Welcome from Michigan.

    Welcome from Michigan.
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    Liquid Stitch and Silnylon

    I'm sure this has been covered in the past, in fact I'm sure it's why I own some Liquid Stitch, but, today I did some repairs on a friends tent (gasp) and this stuff sticks well enough to silnylon...
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