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    Right, let's straighten things out here. Under...

    I have only got stuff from wish eBay and amazon and never had anything like that [/QUOTE]
    Right, let's straighten things out here.
    Under 15 (including shipping) you pay nothing extra.
    Over 15...
  2. 13‘ and 17', then you have a bigger one for the...

    13‘ and 17', then you have a bigger one for the bigger tree.
  3. Fools never differ

    Fools never differ
  4. Soften it up with a mallet.

    Soften it up with a mallet.
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    I always pitch with the head end low and the foot...

    I always pitch with the head end low and the foot end high enough to walk in.
    The reason for this -
    I try to pitch with the head end facing into wind and with the doors at that end closed, so by...
  6. He's been banned. Both his old Jeff Myers and his...

    He's been banned. Both his old Jeff Myers and his Myerstech handle.
    He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!
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    I'm sure I was talking to someone on a thread...

    I'm sure I was talking to someone on a thread somewhere about the differences between the two ripstop grid patterns, but I'm darned if I can find it now. So I'll put this here...

    First off Hexon...
  8. I have been using S/S KOLAs for hammock...

    I have been using S/S KOLAs for hammock suspension since 2014. The only failure I've had was user induced and no equipment was damaged (and won me a first prize in the Hammock Fail Awards... video...
  9. I use Gutermann Mara 70. Originally did faux bar...

    I use Gutermann Mara 70.
    Originally did faux bar tacks, using a wide zigzag stitch (back and forth, several times).
    I now do lines of stitching along the length in a long zigzag,...
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    Keep at it fella, you'll dial in the magic....

    Keep at it fella, you'll dial in the magic. Hoping to get back to Scotland again this year, but may have to slum it in Wales.
    Feel free to pop over to the UK forum and say hello,...
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    My collie is usually waaay too wet and muddy to...

    My collie is usually waaay too wet and muddy to come anywhere near my hammock and quilts!!
  12. From post #114,...

    From post #114,
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/129981-Costco-Differential-Cut-3-4-UQ-with-Faux-Baffles?p=1774442&viewfull=1#post1774442
    Which goes thru the whole process,...
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    Alright for you lightweights! My 92kg causes...

    Alright for you lightweights!
    My 92kg causes flicklocks to slide (fixed by using dowel rods inside the pole sections).
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    Always interested in that. Did you get damp when...

    Always interested in that. Did you get damp when ground sleeping on a pad, or just in the hammock? If not, what (do you think) causes it in a hammock but not on the ground?
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    PM me if you want to compare notes

    PM me if you want to compare notes
  16. If only summit camping were easy in a hammock! ...

    If only summit camping were easy in a hammock!

    This is the best I've managed,
    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/842/42849055654_7acb736c79_c.jpg
    ...
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    I think the fees from Canada will be much the...

    I think the fees from Canada will be much the same as for the US.
    That is
    no fees for orders under 15 (including shipping),
    [email protected]% plus a 10 handling charge for goods over a value (plus...
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    I had a an offcut of ripstop from a kite I made...

    I had a an offcut of ripstop from a kite I made in 1988 that I made into a sit-hanmock.
    So that's 30 years!
  19. Thread: Fail.

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    Polyester is less stretchy than polyprop,...

    Polyester is less stretchy than polyprop, stronger too. But polyprop is the cheapest, as long as you can live with the stretch and thicker webbing (not nearly as stretchy as nylon tho).
  20. Each 3/4" faux baffle will steal 2" from the...

    Each 3/4" faux baffle will steal 2" from the width.
    Let me break that down, look at this illustration,
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2846/33339687254_0f3c9b0890_b.jpg
    The red line on the bottom is...
  21. Long walk to long view, Snuggled in down waiting...

    Long walk to long view,
    Snuggled in down waiting for boil,
    Watch dusk take the day.
  22. Anyone else having an issue with Tapatalk? Been...

    Anyone else having an issue with Tapatalk?
    Been getting "server error" and no updates to HF since this happened.
    (All my other fora on Tapa talk are working)
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    Yeh, my regular suspension is the Spiderweb 1.5...

    Yeh, my regular suspension is the Spiderweb 1.5 now, with loop aliens.
    My friend uses it with a Becket hitch, but I prefer the quick micro-adjustability of the aliens... And I'll suck up the 10g...
  24. it's more like 6oz of 700 fill down (some are...

    it's more like 6oz of 700 fill down (some are filled a bit more).
    You can get 700 fill on AliExpress for $40/pound.
    (but I guess you do get a few metres of downproof polyester too)
  25. Err... I think you just quoted my final verdict!!...

    Err... I think you just quoted my final verdict!! [emoji4]

    If you want the best insulation for the least weight, then it's worth doing the work. But if you are less concerned about weight saving,...
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    Pop over to the UK Hammock forum and say hi there...

    Pop over to the UK Hammock forum and say hi there too,
    http://hammock-uk.forumotion.com/

    Might see you in a wood, if you make it down to the south west.
  27. Interested... why do you need your tap level? I...

    Interested... why do you need your tap level?
    I usually have my tarp sloping down towards the head end. That way I can pitch it low enough to block the wind, but have it high enough at the foot end...
  28. My take on the Jerry chairm ...

    My take on the Jerry chairm

    https://youtu.be/QBMI1vO2bTs
    (g'on, it's only 1:28s of your life)
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    Animated knots do three flavours of softshackle,...

    Animated knots do three flavours of softshackle,
    Soft Shackle
    https://www.animatedknots.com/softshackle/index.php
    Soft Shackle Edwards
    https://www.animatedknots.com/softshackleedwards/index.php...
  30. Stretch is a function of load. The higher the...

    Stretch is a function of load. The higher the load, the greater the stretch.
    For a given weight, load will increase with a flatter suspension. Slackening your suspension will decrease stretch....
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    That was Fur Tor. Yours? Heckwood Tor?

    That was Fur Tor.
    Yours? Heckwood Tor?
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    What do you suspend from? The force on one side...

    What do you suspend from?
    The force on one side of the deviation point will equal the force on the other. So, if your regular suspension had a break strain of over 1000lb, then any extension should...
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    A deviation point isn't an S&M hotspot! Just a...

    A deviation point isn't an S&M hotspot! Just a trade term for anything that changes the direction of a line under tension.
    I toyed with the idea of using a bike as a stand, when I first got into...
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    I don't think he was suggesting using as a anchor...

    I don't think he was suggesting using as a anchor point, but as a deviation point.
    There is nothing wrong with the idea, as long as you treat it in the same way as a monopole (or rather a bipod on...
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    Nobody puts Dutch in the corner -- Gadget

    Nobody puts Dutch in the corner

    --
    Gadget
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    This seems a fairly common practice amongst...

    This seems a fairly common practice amongst Chinese hammock manufacturers. They've gotta trim their margins somewhere, it's a struggle to pump out hammocks for $5 a piece. Hence, cutting them short,...
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    Do it with two ropes and you have a double (or...

    Do it with two ropes and you have a double (or triple) fisherman's knot,


    https://youtu.be/O6oJwedcb18
    https://www.animatedknots.com/doublefishermans/
    Curiously, it's called a knot, not a...
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    I got a cheap, sacrificial pair of poles to...

    I got a cheap, sacrificial pair of poles to experiment with (don't want to risk my Black Diamonds).
    Looking at how they react to a 94kg load (well... not even that... just some of me),
    ...
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    Two options to get more sit height. Use a ten...

    Two options to get more sit height.
    Use a ten foot hammock, that gets you up nearer 18" sit height.
    Or slip some pole extensions on the trekking pole foot.
    I quite like the latter solution. You...
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    Amen to that brother! My tensegrity is a nod to...

    Amen to that brother!
    My tensegrity is a nod to your (and Cheryl's) work,
    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/42607140415_1582ddf265_c.jpg

    Had a look at the bipod solution.
    My BD poles max...
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    When I tried to do the same, I found the click...

    When I tried to do the same, I found the click locks on my Black Diamonds were not strong enough, the sections slipped (even with them super-tightened).
    Measured dowel rods inside the aluminium...
  42. Of course, unicycling into a hammock and other...

    Of course, unicycling into a hammock and other such hama-nanigans is responsible behaviour?!

    https://youtu.be/QGUPD7NFTuc
    LoL

    NB
    no tether means no tethers, head or foot.
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    Or a higher one... tie out to neighbouring trees,...

    Or a higher one... tie out to neighbouring trees, leaving the ground trip hazard free.
    (might add a garotte hazard for humans... small price to pay)
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    Impressive! I spent ages designing and building...

    Impressive!
    I spent ages designing and building my trekking pole stand to do the same as your simple setup!
    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/934/29695345698_13430f7184_b.jpg

    --
    Gadget
  45. Shug, I'm disappointed in you! [emoji14] Being...

    Shug, I'm disappointed in you! [emoji14]
    Being the master unicycler you are, I see a "no-tether" hang being within your capabilities... LoL

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    Gadget
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    How heavy are you? -- Gadget

    How heavy are you?

    --
    Gadget
  47. On an undercut riverbank

    On an undercut riverbank
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    A triple barrel knot will do much the same thing,...

    A triple barrel knot will do much the same thing,
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/eo6pX1fEYW0/maxresdefault.jpg

    https://youtu.be/eo6pX1fEYW0
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    I'd say just bang the saturation up to the stops...

    I'd say just bang the saturation up to the stops and throw a bunch of sharpening at it.... all the cool kids are doing it.... LOL :lol:
  50. " One of the trees had catapulted out of the...

    " One of the trees had catapulted out of the ground"... Hmm...
    (More detail from, https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/man-dies-tehidy-woods-after-1894490

    Cornwall Live
    NEWS
    Man dies...
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