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    sew the netting/mesh on the edges like the Nemo...

    sew the netting/mesh on the edges like the Nemo BUg Out Tarp.
    How are you setting it up? Rectangle A-frame format? If so, then you could in theory make it like a wall tent; two relative short sides...
  2. a BCUSA 10x10 tarp hung on the diagonal worked...

    a BCUSA 10x10 tarp hung on the diagonal worked pretty good if you're OK w the weight of the stuff. Otherwise, the standard 2-3 panel tarps have been pretty much been the standard for most of us. Hex,...
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    Powerboil; you use a Hennessy Hammock yes? Is it...

    Powerboil; you use a Hennessy Hammock yes? Is it the Asym hammock with the tie outs? If so, might it be possible to do that single pole going off each of the tie out locations, thus giving you the...
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    THe then-gf (now Fiancee) and I set up two...

    THe then-gf (now Fiancee) and I set up two hammocks off two trees, with about 2 feet of spreader bars between the two hammocks... and set up under a 9x12 hardware camo tarp in blowing coastal...
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    it probably would work better as a ground shelter...

    it probably would work better as a ground shelter than as a hammock tent. If the bottom is waterproof, then it's excellent for a bivy tent basically.
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    12' RL Super Ogee might work, but that's mostly a...

    12' RL Super Ogee might work, but that's mostly a DIY thing there. I have a Ridiculous Ogee somewhere, it started out as a Long Ogee with very narrow triangles and short doors, then ended up with...
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    Since it's already cut up...... I was going...

    Since it's already cut up......

    I was going to suggest something simpler.
    Sew the two together, but leave 18" on each side open, to make it 11'6" RL, sew RL loops and such, then leave the 13'...
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    You could look through the classifieds threads...

    You could look through the classifieds threads here if you are able to see them, and then PM members who are selling them?

    Of course, it might be easier to just find a poncho liner in surplus...
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    Your Mileage May Vary; but my fiancee slept just...

    Your Mileage May Vary; but my fiancee slept just fine with this combo in her GT UL hammock; 3/8" thick pad, red down bag from The North Face, and fleece liner... down to temps of 40s....

    as for...
  10. I went the cheap route and used a shaped open...

    I went the cheap route and used a shaped open cell foam pad underneath my hammock for a couple hangs; as bulky as it was, it was rather light, and it was only 2" of foam with the gaps and such...it...
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    Snowball has a point. I hung my way short 104"...

    Snowball has a point. I hung my way short 104" hammock under a 12 ft tarp, it ended up having a lot of exposure simply due to the fact I had to hang the tarp way higher than I'd like it to be... with...
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    http://www.pioneeringmadeeasy.co.uk/getstarted/ima...

    http://www.pioneeringmadeeasy.co.uk/getstarted/images/anch1.jpg

    very old anchoring system. Works pretty dang good. Called Picket Anchors.

    Stake booms though, works just as well. but the picket...
  13. I used 1" cargo straps on my one-tree stand...

    I used 1" cargo straps on my one-tree stand thing, but Amsteel lines would work just as well with a picket line stake set up, depending on where you hang, some campsites have hard compacted soil,...
  14. I'm think along almost the same lines here;...

    I'm think along almost the same lines here; removable hammock, but maybe with a twist here, instead of attaching the netting to the hammock itself, I attach it to the UQP panel and end caps.... in...
  15. Well. I'm considering two seams on the tarp...

    Well. I'm considering two seams on the tarp (similar to Ogee tarp), and only using same edges as tarp and hammock edges to connect the bug net material and zipper and the silnylon end caps.... In...
  16. Army jungle hammock concept, how to improve on it?

    I like the Army Jungle Hammock concept, in which there's a built in bugnet AND built in tarp...but the problem with just getting an Army Jungle Hammock are that it's

    1) heavy (canvas stuff and...
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    where was the rip located? How did it rip?...

    where was the rip located? How did it rip? (horizontally, diagonally, vertically) More info would help us figure out the causes :)
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    Yeah thanks :) I'm thinking if I turn the bag...

    Yeah thanks :) I'm thinking if I turn the bag into a TQ with no back, and then use the down from the back of that bag to make a couple UQs that's similar in thickness to the Costco down throws, but...
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    The simplest math would be to make it quarters...

    The simplest math would be to make it quarters for the tie out locations; but this means that the doors would be 3 feet wide each, ergo, a square of approximately 6x6 when pitched in storm mode....
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    I'm aware that it is definitely not 800-850 fill;...

    I'm aware that it is definitely not 800-850 fill; but just how common were fill powers of 600-700 Goose Down in the 70s thru to 90s? That is as far as I can tell of the two down bags I have; the NF...
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    Never heard that either. Last time I went to the...

    Never heard that either. Last time I went to the Oregon Coast for a camping weekend, I was at Beachside State Recreational Area; After having my 5x7 dome tent flooded from the hard rains even under a...
  22. The way it works reminds me of this item. ...

    The way it works reminds me of this item.

    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/Mobile%20Uploads/20141105_195005_zpsbc73d1b4.jpg
    old ALICE pack kidney pad strap
    ...
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    That doesn't help me, short of completely...

    That doesn't help me, short of completely emptying the bag of its down and weighing it and see how big it is per ounce.....

    So.... no one knows? How would I know if I've got a 550 fill down bag...
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    For you graybeards...... or those who know...

    For you graybeards...... or those who know historical/vintage stuff.... What's the likely FP of 100% Goose Down in a sleeping bag made by Hirsch Weiss with White Stag label? Shell material is a nylon...
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    Indeed, Double, it looks like a great tarp! :)

    Indeed, Double, it looks like a great tarp! :)
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    Yes. 6 yards total for this one. Other, much...

    Yes. 6 yards total for this one. Other, much bigger (12 ft RL) Ogee tarp started with 6 yards as well, but ended up with 3 more yards of OD green silnylon for the way huge triangles.... It's a bit...
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    I've been using this hammock; a DIY 330D (5oz/sq...

    I've been using this hammock; a DIY 330D (5oz/sq yd) cordura uncoated camo unit, 104" final length, 56" width, but unlike the majority of hammocks, I use webbing loops in the end channels for...
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    127457 This first configuration of my little...

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    This first configuration of my little Ogee tarp; was made with 4 yards of fabric, had to be hung way low (right on the hammock SRL) and tight; but kept me dry for two nights of gully washing...
  29. Two men enter... one man leaves.... the other...

    Two men enter... one man leaves.... the other hanging in a hammock sleeping :D I think most people just flatten the ends with a hammer or a press. Hydraulic presses with dies would work pretty good,...
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    Not quite the same as the ENO tarps; the ENO...

    Not quite the same as the ENO tarps; the ENO tarps have a rectangle end profile (90 degree corners), so it's not easy to make doors with them, whereas the Gargoyle design and the DIY designs have...
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    Coastal storms in Oregon, camped two hammocks...

    Coastal storms in Oregon, camped two hammocks under a 9x12 plastic hardware store tarp; Fiancee (at the time, the GF) and I stayed dry in both hammocks hung close together.... we shared two trees for...
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    Okay. I will figure stuff out. :) ...

    Okay. I will figure stuff out. :)




    There's only 3 cuts total for the project's roof, and the ridge seam is not on the diagonal. Only the ground edges are.

    Basically an asymmetric pyramid...
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    yeah that's the thing. The project I have in mind...

    yeah that's the thing. The project I have in mind only takes 4 yards for one shelter, but it requires flipping one side over to the other side (cut a diagonal on a rectangle, put the triangle on...
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    OK That clears things up. The project I have in...

    OK That clears things up. The project I have in mind is not for hammocking (le gasp! THE SCANDAL!).. at least not yet ;)
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    Question; is there a "right side" and a "wrong...

    Question; is there a "right side" and a "wrong side" to the MARPAT Silpoly? or is it the same appearance on both sides?
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    I think the gray tone woodland would work great...

    I think the gray tone woodland would work great as urban/winter camo..

    And Snowball that is a very nice tarp!
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    Grosgrain is a construction method on ribbons and...

    Grosgrain is a construction method on ribbons and fabric; its where the fine fabric weave has a heavier weft which results in the noticeable ribbing on the ribbon.
    Plain weave and satin weave as...
  38. Is there a problem with using; say D-rings sewn...

    Is there a problem with using; say D-rings sewn to the sewn loop ends of the tree straps as a point for tarp suspension? It's pretty much a fixed point, with the tree strap length being the only...
  39. 7 ft is very short for a hammock. Have you seen...

    7 ft is very short for a hammock. Have you seen Sgt Rock's Ghost Hammocks?
  40. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/3981-coffin-quilt

    gave me an idea.... for a full length UQ...
    ...
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    Would this be alleviated by the use of an UQP on...

    Would this be alleviated by the use of an UQP on the outside, or a weather sock?
  42. HMMM> Harvesting it seems a better use for the...

    HMMM> Harvesting it seems a better use for the down in the bag.

    SO...

    Is there anything wrong with a pattern in which the baffle tubes running lengthwise are tapering towards the ends, with...
  43. I dont know the fill power on this; but it feels...

    I dont know the fill power on this; but it feels to have more down than the red North Face down mummy bag and its about the same weight as the NF bag. Little heavier materials yes but I think this is...
  44. Just picked up a down mummy bag... UQ idea

    Just picked up a vintage Hirsch-Weis /white stag down mummy bag for $15... tag says 100% gray goose down fill and 2lbs of it... that is a lot of down even with leaking hole... I have an idea that...
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    Thats not a bad idea. You could do this without...

    Thats not a bad idea. You could do this without needing a 7 ft wide fabric though. Might require vertical seams (perpendicular to ridge)
    Might be able to do this with RipstopByTheRoll's XL fabric on...
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    I don't see why it wouldnt work esp if also...

    I don't see why it wouldnt work esp if also reduce width or length of UQ; (over stuff) the NF down bag I have; has 10" wide baffle tubes but it also have baffling in it I think (it does loft quite...
  47. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/95550-USGI-gore-tex-bivy-bag-plus-Open-Cell-foam-in-Garlington-Taco-layout

    There's also a more comprehensive post somewhere; but I do not seem...
  48. Main thing; I can never keep the two pieces of...

    Main thing; I can never keep the two pieces of fabric straight enough together for the ridge line. (the Hex tarp is a wonderful example of that first attempt)
    Also, I feel that it makes the nylon...
  49. Winter tarp with no ridge seam; idea.

    I drew out an idea for a winter tarp using two different width of sil material, that has NO RIDGE LINE SEAM.... taking the idea from my two-tone OGEE tarps and expanding them....

    Basically 3 panel...
  50. Thank! one problem I saw immediately with the...

    Thank! one problem I saw immediately with the Super OGEE; is the main middle fabric panel is a little on the narrow side, so up to a certain size, it is a great design with minimal fabric waste! But...
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