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    That's a nice looking TQ, kitsapcowboy! Good sew...

    That's a nice looking TQ, kitsapcowboy! Good sew job. Wish I had used a little cam on mine instead of all one color.
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    I hair-tie 'em and then bag 'em.....

    I hair-tie 'em and then bag 'em.....
  3. Thread: Strap Extenders

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    I haven't had a need yet for using my dogbones...

    I haven't had a need yet for using my dogbones for strap extenders but if I didn't have them I always carry extra amsteel with me.
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    I agree. If I were to use this method for my...

    I agree. If I were to use this method for my tarps, maybe the way to do it is to save the final tug for after you've got the tarp where you want it.
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    It's your turn to draw. :)

    It's your turn to draw. :)
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    Thanks.....now I'm focusing on how to un-tie the...

    Thanks.....now I'm focusing on how to un-tie the Gordian Knot. :)
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    134165 Instead of the MSH in the middle of the...

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    Instead of the MSH in the middle of the whoopie, just toggle the loop in the end of the whoopie to the end loop/ring of the tarp.
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    I made an UQ a few years ago and followed the...

    I made an UQ a few years ago and followed the steps shown in this video;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOAb3qGS38s#aid=P8VPIAHgSFg
    Good luck with the project.
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    Good idea.....never thought about rolling it up...

    Good idea.....never thought about rolling it up first.

    I haven't washed mine since making it a few years ago. It definetly has my scent on it.... :)
  10. Thread: Too Hot To Hang

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    133966 Me too.....hate the heat and humidity.

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    Me too.....hate the heat and humidity.
  11. I enjoyed the video. Read the after-hike reports...

    I enjoyed the video. Read the after-hike reports too. A nice bonus hearing the pros and cons from each of you, that was interesting. Glad the water left in the jugs was potable. With all the...
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    Too hot and humid here for my liking. After...

    Too hot and humid here for my liking. After being out in it five days a week, I don't wanna spend my days off sweating some more.

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    Like some of you, I made a pillow out of scrap...

    Like some of you, I made a pillow out of scrap Climashield left over from my UQ/TQ project. Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't. I kinda like the support under my neck but most of all I like it...
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    Goobie, thanks for the all the info and...

    Goobie, thanks for the all the info and tips....I'll continue to test the UCR's. I haven't used them overnight yet so I'd like to get the technique down before then. :) I've got plenty of extra...
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    That should read that my UCR ridge line did not...

    That should read that my UCR ridge line did not slip.

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    Everything is same diameter. I think the tail of...

    Everything is same diameter. I think the tail of the UCR that is used to make up the prussik needs too be longer...tnx for your feedback

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    Tnks goobie....but never see the need for UCR's...

    Tnks goobie....but never see the need for UCR's or toggles???

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    tnx for the input. My ridge line is an UCR made...

    tnx for the input. My ridge line is an UCR made from amsteel and it appeared to have slipped. I didn't allow myself extra on the end for the prussik so maybe if I could, a fourth wrap would do the...
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    tnx for the feedback. If I understand you, the...

    tnx for the feedback. If I understand you, the prussick is really close to the constrictor. In fact, I didn't allow myself any extra to do a fourth wrap.

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    tnx and yes it's aluminum but I'm thinking that...

    tnx and yes it's aluminum but I'm thinking that because it's a cylinder it won't crush too easy. I checked it after loading it and didn't see any signs of it failing....but then it was only a short...
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    Tiny toggles and UCR's

    Greetings all.....
    Was out in the heat testing my Parallelogram Hammock again along with the DIY UCR's. The hammock ends are whipped with a CL cow-hitched to it. I keep it in a bishop bag. I...
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    Nice work! Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk

    Nice work!

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    The "Joey Bishop Bag".....as in marsupial (pouch...

    The "Joey Bishop Bag".....as in marsupial (pouch on the outside) not as in Rat Pack .....some of the younger members might not know the Rat Pack or Joey Bishop..... :) You heard it here first.... ...
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    Like trailslug said except mine is a bishop bag. ...

    Like trailslug said except mine is a bishop bag. It lives at the head-end of my hammock.

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    You're welcome. Sent from my XT1031 using...

    You're welcome.

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    And a view from the top.133547 Sent from...

    And a view from the top.133547



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    Here are my two hammocks packed along side of my...

    Here are my two hammocks packed along side of my packed tarp.133546



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  28. Thread: Bugnet question

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    How big is the netting? How do you attach it? ...

    How big is the netting? How do you attach it? Does it hang down past your UQ a fair bit? If it has pockets, do what MoniqueWS. Or if big enough you could turn it into a fronkey style bug net....
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    OK, Thanks for the info slugbait!

    OK, Thanks for the info slugbait!
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    Pgibson...thanks for the info regarding what to...

    Pgibson...thanks for the info regarding what to use for detergent. Will have to check on Amazon.
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    Thanks for the info. I never thought about...

    Thanks for the info. I never thought about washing them by hand in the tub. Good idea. And doing it by hand will show me how dirty they really are! :)
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    Washing climashield quilts

    I've got a couple of DIY quilts made from Climashield Apex 5. At some point, I'd like to wash them and I read that using a front loading machine with liquid detergent is recommended. It didn't...
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    OK on Marlin... :) Let us know how the...

    OK on Marlin... :) Let us know how the experimenting with different folds go. I only tried one type.

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  34. Thread: splashing up

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    Could it have been that the hammock was high...

    Could it have been that the hammock was high enough but your UQ was too low, not set correctly? My first bad rain storm was at Grayson Highlands as well. (I can't wait to go there again!) I didn't...
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    I said deer, I guess it was a buck. :) but missed...

    I said deer, I guess it was a buck. :) but missed the turkey! Where was Marlin Perkins? :)

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    You may not need the knotty mod with the whipped...

    You may not need the knotty mod with the whipped ends. My last diy hammock was whipped and I found I could remove some of the slack by loosening the whipping and pulling the slack out. Just a...
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    Looks good Thew2....that should keep you nice and...

    Looks good Thew2....that should keep you nice and warm.
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    Good questions, savage brewer and good answers...

    Good questions, savage brewer and good answers and tips. I also have DIY CS Apex quilts. Because of lack of space, when I store them I put them in garbage bags and squeeze/compress them down...
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    Nice hammock, Katman. Like johnspenn said, "It...

    Nice hammock, Katman. Like johnspenn said, "It is very gratifying to use a piece of gear you actually made..." I couldn't wait to test my first DIY hammock. And then dialing it in, making mods...
  40. That is usually what my scraps are. :) Sent...

    That is usually what my scraps are. :)

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  41. Hi Lane47.... maybe someone in the group can...

    Hi Lane47.... maybe someone in the group can help. The couple of stuff sacks I've made have always been made from scraps...

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  42. Hammock Stuff Sack size, Tarp Stuff Sack size

    Just a size comparison showing my DIY parallel hammock without a bug net in a bag, my DIY camo hammock with a DIY modified Fronkey bug net in a bag and my Hennessey Hex tarp with RL in a bag.
    133250...
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    Contents of my Suspension Stuff Sack

    Good morning all....

    While messing with hammock gear this morning, I decided to photograph what I have in my suspension stuff sack. When camping, I won't take two sets of tree straps and I won't...
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    133213 Nothing like camping near the equator.....

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    Nothing like camping near the equator.....
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    Good advice, johnspenn..... I guess after...

    Good advice, johnspenn..... I guess after spending all my working time outside in the heat, humidity, bugs, very loud noises, toxic chems, the last thing I wanna do is spend my day's off in the heat...
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    I also do this. With my Fronkey bug net, I...

    I also do this. With my Fronkey bug net, I modified it so if I don't want to use the net I just open the end that I put a slit in (head end, held closed with velcro) and slide it out of the way. ...
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    Linux hammockers rule....nice to meet you as...

    Linux hammockers rule....nice to meet you as well, lowtekk.

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    Hey Lowtekk.....I still enjoy this hammock. I've...

    Hey Lowtekk.....I still enjoy this hammock. I've opted to use a SRL but not the one shown in the picture. I'm now using a UCR for the RL. I've made a few minor adjustments to the whipping to...
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    Really nice DIY gear, MoniqueWS. The TQ really...

    Really nice DIY gear, MoniqueWS. The TQ really is beautiful! ummmm, I could use some help making new sails.... :)
  50. Thread: Fourth weekend

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    Fourth weekend

    Have a safe and fine Fourth, whether or not you're hangin'. I for one won't be... :(

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