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    Dedom421 and I will be attending. I haven't been...

    Dedom421 and I will be attending. I haven't been to a hang for a while and am Looking forward to our time together!
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    When hanging hammocks from the ceiling or top...

    When hanging hammocks from the ceiling or top plate how has this affected the way you hang your hammock? Do you try to get the 30 degree angle?
  3. WhollyHamaca- Your clews can all be the same...

    WhollyHamaca- Your clews can all be the same length. If you wanted to play around with the end nettles, I would recommend playing that the outside two on both the left and right side of each nettle,...
  4. I think it has to do with the spreader bars....

    I think it has to do with the spreader bars. Since the bars will be taking the weight of the hammock occupant and companies don't want their product failing with people on it they rate the hammock to...
  5. Lets try that again with larger photos ...

    Lets try that again with larger photos

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/14191443011_4c34952995_b.jpgphoto 3 by bohlmann.eric, on Flickr
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  6. Here are the photo's I promised in the previous...

    Here are the photo's I promised in the previous post. It was mighty comfortable and mighty weird looking too. I think next time I will try using the 3/8 twisted poly rope.
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  7. I'll post a photo soon, but I took my hammock and...

    I'll post a photo soon, but I took my hammock and threaded a 3/8 natural rope from home depot through my hammock and attached the nettles to it. It is amazing what a thicker rope will do to make it...
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    I make double layer hammocks and use a fleece...

    I make double layer hammocks and use a fleece blanket or a wool blanket between the two layers. A blanket between the two layers doesn't move around a lot, but if the corners of the blankets have...
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    Ozette triangle on the coast of the Olympic...

    Ozette triangle on the coast of the Olympic Rainforest in Washington. Best coast line I've been on. Top photo is from Sandpoint cape and the second one is next to the Ozetta River.
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    I did not, but apparently you do. I'm sure there...

    I did not, but apparently you do. I'm sure there is a more helpful way of writing that. I have family members with the jackets and base layers and they like them. I've read people saying they have...
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    Omni heat quilt possibilities?

    Found out that Colombia makes a bag liner and thought it could be to made an UQ. While it could be a fun to find out how it can do, the $70 price tag is a bit daunting.
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  12. I do it all the time on my porch and it works...

    I do it all the time on my porch and it works great, but I haven't tried sleeping over night.
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    Here is one way to make a easier to open soft...

    Here is one way to make a easier to open soft shackle:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?49979-A-more-user-friendly-Soft-Shackle
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    I use them and would recommend trying them out,...

    I use them and would recommend trying them out, but maybe not for the doors. I suspect that using them for the doors would get old fast, but then again that might not bother you. I know there are...
  15. Dirt wheels- sorry if I offended you, wasn't my...

    Dirt wheels- sorry if I offended you, wasn't my intention. Further, I should proof read before posting. :scared: The dog bones you use are a great option, and once I buy line that can be spliced I...
  16. One further thing I forgot to mention. When I...

    One further thing I forgot to mention. When I attached the nettles directly to the hammock the little variations, were talking less than a 1/4 of an inch with a few about a 1/4 of an inch over 12...
  17. Experiment 40 and the value of a binding rope.

    After discovering that 12 inch nettles were still comfortable I wanted to see what the hammock felt like without the binding rope. I found out I disliked how it affected the hammock. It caused the...
  18. To be sure, there is difference between a hammock...

    To be sure, there is difference between a hammock with a spreader bar and a bridge hammock. hammocks with spreader bars still have the tension going through the hammock body, while a bridge hammock...
  19. UCR binding rope

    I wanted to play around with how the binding rope (attaches the nettles to the hammock body and I'm not sure what it is really called) length affects comfort. I want to answer the question, "how...
  20. The Handy Hundred: If you purchased it online you...

    The Handy Hundred: If you purchased it online you could buy a 1000feet of the 1.4mm (140lb) for $42. Thats an awesome price for a rope that can be used for a tarp, tarp ridge line, tie outs, clews,...
  21. Its more organized, the nettles are easy to...

    Its more organized, the nettles are easy to manage, one long line instead of many little ones. I think that may be it. I think if you're OCD the doggones would drive you insane while the naval clew...
  22. The Handy Hundred is not twisted. below is a link...

    The Handy Hundred is not twisted. below is a link to the Handy Hundred's page on rwrope. Interestingly, here they list 3 different line sizes and each, as to be expected, has different strengths. I...
  23. Experiment 12: Success all around!

    12inch nettles for a 53inch wide hammock is just as comfortable as full length nettles. Now I need to get myself 1.6 ripstop and make a 8 foot hammock and attach these nettles to it. Nettles are the...
  24. I dont know where you live in Oregon, But here in...

    I dont know where you live in Oregon, But here in Portland there is West Marine, Andy and Bax, Next Adventure, and other rock climbing shops. West Marine does price matching with Redding Marine! ...
  25. Give it a shot and report back to us! If your...

    Give it a shot and report back to us! If your concern is that rope will fail you, I think you can rest assured that rope has, and is being used, all over the world right now and no major failures is...
  26. nice work! I'm going to show my wife this hammock...

    nice work! I'm going to show my wife this hammock and see if this will be the hammock that convinces her that we can ditch the bed and get a hammock!
  27. Difference: -I am not able to comment as I have...

    Difference:
    -I am not able to comment as I have not made a hammock with the dog bones. It would be interesting for someone would take the same hammock body and compare how a clew and dog bones, of...
  28. I should buy some lash-it and do this myself, but...

    I should buy some lash-it and do this myself, but the Handy Hundred stuff is only two dollars for 100 feet! I'm not always cheap, but when I am I choose a Handy Hundred.
    If I could splice the Handy...
  29. That is a sweet way to attach the nettles! If you...

    That is a sweet way to attach the nettles! If you are worried about the rope of cutting the fabric considering attaching some 1 or 1/2 inch webbing on the inside of the channels.

    I look forward...
  30. Experiment 9- it works, but still needs further development.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/13111987244_2ac85051dc.jpg
    Picture0312141313_1 by bohlmann.eric, on Flickr

    Results:
    After learning what went wrong with experiment 10 I made a pair of clews...
  31. I dig it! How did you attach the nettles to the...

    I dig it! How did you attach the nettles to the hammock body?
  32. I'm going to be updating my exploration with...

    I'm going to be updating my exploration with clews on my other post, "Making Clews, their jigs, and making a camping hammock." I have updated it with a failed attempt at a differential length clew...
  33. Experiment 10- failed

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2148/13097724665_e8497fa562.jpg
    IMG_8687 by bohlmann.eric, on Flickr

    I tried making a clew that from the ring to the edge of the hammock body only covered 10 inches...
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    I have had hammocks in the low 50's width and...

    I have had hammocks in the low 50's width and with the mini-spreader bars or clews they are just as comfortable as 60'' widths. I tend to think that the more you can help your hammock body open up a...
  35. You could use the loofa snake skin thing people...

    You could use the loofa snake skin thing people have been discussing recently to insure you have a tangle less hammock! So many options!
  36. A way to avoid tangling of lines.

    Here are two ways to help lines not to become tangled. I took a piece of no-see-um netting and safety pins and mocked it up quickly. If this was a finished project it would cover the length of the...
  37. You're welcome and I hope you give making clews a...

    You're welcome and I hope you give making clews a shot!

    You are probably right about the line weighing more than that material that would of occupied that space, but the comfort provided by the...
  38. Making Clews, their jigs, and making a camping hammock.

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2044/13062025175_f4b85821f4.jpg
    Picture0309142240_1 by bohlmann.eric, on Flickr

    Making clews for hammocks is easy. As expected, the first time for anything is slow...
  39. Here are some additional photos of the hammock in...

    Here are some additional photos of the hammock in action and a few closer detail shots.

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2044/13062025175_f4b85821f4.jpg
    Picture0309142240_1 by bohlmann.eric, on...
  40. I am a huge fan of the mini-bar and I'm not...

    I am a huge fan of the mini-bar and I'm not talking about the spirits filled fridge in hotels. ;) I've made many 11' hammocks with mini-bars for friends and myself. Especially when using wood, they...
  41. When I was on the porcelain thinking throne...

    When I was on the porcelain thinking throne tonight I did consider that very option, but between the nettles. It wouldn't double as a pocket, but at least it would ease the mind that cords wouldn't...
  42. Redoleary- Thanks! I am very impressed with the...

    Redoleary- Thanks! I am very impressed with the hammocks by WV and I am impressed that he will dedicate himself to making so many whoopies. I'm not sure the Handy Hundred is a hollow braid rope, but...
  43. gathered end hammock with rope ends (clew) and exploration

    This project had two purposes:

    1. make a new porch hammock using the naval rope ends.
    2. prototype for seeing how short I can make a hammock that feels like a 11' foot hammock with...
  44. Floral day pack with bells and whistles.

    My friend, known of the forums as "dedominick," recently inspired me to create this pack when he showed me his Gossamer Gear minimalist daypack. I decided to make rucksack that was easy to access and...
  45. offset rope suspension gathered end- "need more input." -(Number Five).

    I am going to use some very small diameter rope to make rope ends for my next hammock creation and this morning when I woke up I thought of offsetting the spot where all the ropes connect. See the...
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    They get more comfortable when you adjust the...

    They get more comfortable when you adjust the cords so the hammock body is turned slightly.
  47. Handy Hundred rope use for a clew (naval hammock)?

    -Handy Hundred: nylon rope that reports to have a tensile strength of 100lb. ( http://rwrope.com/outdoors-sporting-goods/handy-hundred-cord-misc.html )

    -Clew (...
  48. I am a huge fan of what the mini-spreader bars...

    I am a huge fan of what the mini-spreader bars does for comfort. I have even contemplated adding them to my xlc. All the hammocks I make now include the mini-bars and have posted them on this thread....
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    For gathered end hammocks I've found that the...

    For gathered end hammocks I've found that the most comfortable is the mini-spreader bar. It does a great job at removing the calf pressure and it helps the sides of the hammock feel like their is...
  50. thanks for the compliments. I just love the extra...

    thanks for the compliments. I just love the extra big of comfort these mini-bars add. I wish someone who has the skills and desire to find the perfect curve attachment rope is and let us all know. I...
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