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    Sticky: jred, forget the connecting it to the bike....

    jred, forget the connecting it to the bike. That's a good way to crack your cranium. Just throw down a ground tarp, and use it as a bivy.
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    Sticky: Wow, it's been a long time. Let's see. I was...

    Wow, it's been a long time.

    Let's see. I was about 265. I used this fabric if I remember correctly: Taslan or Dupot variant called Supplex.

    I basically used seat belts as my suspension device....
  3. Thread: Hammock length

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    I haven't built a hammock in a long time. Ed's...

    I haven't built a hammock in a long time. Ed's formula

    height + 2 ft + 28 in + 3in = length of cut fabric

    This is for a 200 to 300 lbs person. Make it 24 inches if below this weight and 30...
  4. Thread: Bridge Hammock

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    Started by your's truly :D

    Started by your's truly :D
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    Oh yeah I forgot about the pocket

    Oh yeah I forgot about the pocket
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    What about the other end of the hiking pole?

    What about the other end of the hiking pole?
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    Na, I quit trying. I'm going back to the ground....

    Na, I quit trying. I'm going back to the ground. I'm going to modify my current tarp and incorporate the extra tie outs he has on that video.

    Also, I've got some silnylon; I'll use that for a bivy...
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    A Freakin Awesome Tarp Set up

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjMmla9DSzo

    I just ran across this video on youtube. I like this set up, especially the tensioning lines on the guys.
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    Cool, thanks. And I assume you're still using...

    Cool, thanks. And I assume you're still using snow stakes for the tie outs?
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    Non-spreader Bridge Hammock

    I've spent so much time building my pirogue that I haven't spent any time finishing my Bridge Hammock.

    Anyway, I want to try the non-spreader version of this thing. What size and how much...
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    Oh yeah, I remember that thread now. Come to...

    Oh yeah, I remember that thread now. Come to think of it this kind of frame wouldn't take up much more room than my bed. Plus if I broke it down everyday I could save even more space. w00t.
    ...
  12. Thread: Bridge Hammock

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    I agree with Grizz. I don't see much stress at...

    I agree with Grizz. I don't see much stress at all to warrant reinforcing the corners. I think we all reinforced them initially cause that's what the OZ sailing website recommended.

    And, yes, your...
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    Any of you experimented with a non-spreader...

    Any of you experimented with a non-spreader Bridge Hammock inside? That would seem to take up more space than an apartment would allow.
  14. Thread: Bridge Hammock

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    So, exactly how are you lines attached to the...

    So, exactly how are you lines attached to the tree? How much rope would you recommend buying in all including the corner tie outs?

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    Never mind, I see the above post picture. Man, just a few...
  15. Thread: Bridge Hammock

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    Ahh, i get it. So it serves as a ridgeline of...

    Ahh, i get it. So it serves as a ridgeline of sorts.
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    I don't understand. Less force on the tie outs?...

    I don't understand. Less force on the tie outs? Why?
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    Double w00t!11!!11!!!!!!!

    Double w00t!11!!11!!!!!!!
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    w00t. I saw this a few posts back, and it does...

    w00t. I saw this a few posts back, and it does look promising. I'll give this one a shot.
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    No, I haven't tried it yet. Funds are low, atm. I...

    No, I haven't tried it yet. Funds are low, atm. I definitely plan to try the BA insulated airmat. That piece of gear should do me fine weather I sleep in the air or on the ground. But I've got to pay...
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    Well, hammocks aren't going to work for everyone....

    Well, hammocks aren't going to work for everyone. Also, I don't like my feet higher than my head either. In fact, I'd rather remain flat or in the fetal position.

    I've been making my own hammocks...
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    I'm using an old machines and it sews fine. May...

    I'm using an old machines and it sews fine. May not the the best thing but it's fine. My favorite thread is the thread stuff Ed Speer sells. It's a light to medium weight thread which is good for...
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    Nice to know you're getting better. Man, you lay...

    Nice to know you're getting better. Man, you lay off forums for a few weeks and you miss all kinds of stuff.
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    I've often read that a pad helps increase...

    I've often read that a pad helps increase shoulder spread. so I'm guessing that the pad does, to a much lesser degree, what the lower spreader bars do?
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    Isn't that what Bridge hammock are: banana...

    Isn't that what Bridge hammock are: banana hammocks turned sideways? If you turn them back, wouldn't you be back at square one?
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    Right on. My first project was a Speer style...

    Right on. My first project was a Speer style hammock, then I jumped to make a G4 pack, which was way to much. So I made more hammocks, then moved up to making a gearskin. Gearskins are easy cause...
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    lol, I just finished reading. So I can modify my...

    lol, I just finished reading. So I can modify my current rig with the secondary webbing instead of starting all over? If so that would be so much easier to mod on one, then once I figure everything...
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    Wow, I've been out of it for a couple weeks. I'll...

    Wow, I've been out of it for a couple weeks. I'll have to try this lower spreader bar version. Would the lower spreader bar be attached in the same way at the current upper spreader design? If so,...
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    Thanks, guy I'll try that. Would wider...

    Thanks, guy I'll try that.

    Would wider spreader bars mean a more tippy hammock? Also, what about a trap? Would the tarp hit against those really wide spreader bars?
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    No I get shoulder squeeze laying on my back. On...

    No I get shoulder squeeze laying on my back. On my side, I can't get my knees up.
  30. Thread: Bridge Hammock

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    Shoulder Squeeze

    Okay guys, I'm still getting a lot of shoulder squeeze. I have a bridge hammock with 36 inch head spreader and 24 inch foot spreader. After laying in the hammock for about 2 hours, these linebacker...
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    Exactly why I'm not getting married, lol.

    Exactly why I'm not getting married, lol.
  32. Thread: Bridge Hammock

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    Go for it. They are simple to make. More simple...

    Go for it. They are simple to make. More simple than you'd think.
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    If I had cool math skills, that's exactly what I...

    If I had cool math skills, that's exactly what I would do!
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    Thanks that clears it up a bit. The Bridge...

    Thanks that clears it up a bit.

    The Bridge Hammock is more comfortable. And it amazes me that it even works. It's almost like watching a bumble bee fly.
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    Hmm, I having a hard time visualizing all this...

    Hmm, I having a hard time visualizing all this Purssik knot talk. So the Purssik makes for a tesioner or something?
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    I set it up a few times, but haven't take...

    I set it up a few times, but haven't take pictures. I'll probably go out in the morning and get a few shots.

    It is comfortable. I'm still tweaking the set up. Question. I got the banana thing...
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    Do you think Grosgrain ribbon along with the 1/2...

    Do you think Grosgrain ribbon along with the 1/2 inch webbing would be stronger than the a half inch hem with the webbing?
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    Wow, I am amazed youz guyz'z math skills.

    Wow, I am amazed youz guyz'z math skills.
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    Hmm, you've convinced me, Slowhike. I think I'll...

    Hmm, you've convinced me, Slowhike. I think I'll buy the BA.


    That mean I shouldn't need a pillow under my ribcage? That would make things more simple.
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    Did I miss something? What happened?

    Did I miss something? What happened?
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    lol, I thought you were stoned.

    lol, I thought you were stoned.
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    Why only half inflated?

    Why only half inflated?
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    All my hammocks have been homemade: Speer style,...

    All my hammocks have been homemade: Speer style, HH style, and now a Bridge Hammock.

    What air mats do you recommend? What about weight?
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    Okay, this really doesn't make sense. Got any...

    Okay, this really doesn't make sense. Got any more pictures?
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    You may want to check out JRB new hammock. I'm...

    You may want to check out JRB new hammock. I'm 6feet 2 inches 260 lbs with linebacker shoulders. I have never slept well in a hammock of any sort. I just finished my Bridge hammock. If that doesn't...
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    I can't open the pictures for some reason.

    I can't open the pictures for some reason.
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    Moonbow Gear's Power Pack System....

    Moonbow Gear's Power Pack System.

    So the straps would go under the hammock fabric. I don't think it'd be a good idea, but I was just wondering if it could be done.
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    Webbing: tubular vs regular

    What the difference between tubular webbing and "regular" webbing?
  49. Thread: Hammock length

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    6 feet 2 inches. 144 inch fabric. 109 inch...

    6 feet 2 inches. 144 inch fabric. 109 inch ridgeline. And I'm still not comfortable. I just can't sleep unless I'm laying flat.

    So I'm making a bridge hammock. At 96 inches. that should be plenty...
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    I'm not talking about making that. I' talking...

    I'm not talking about making that. I' talking about making a Bridge hammock with straps
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