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    Do your homework, first .... read all of Grizz...

    Do your homework, first .... read all of Grizz and TeeDee's bridge posts.
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    Russmay, I have used both the flat webbing and...

    Russmay,

    I have used both the flat webbing and tube for the sides in a Bridge. If I recall … check the difference between the weight and strength of the two types of webbing. Also, I have used...
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    Booya: I would just call Rockwoods.

    Booya:

    I would just call Rockwoods.
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    Steve: I would never sleep on that hard ground...

    Steve:
    I would never sleep on that hard ground again! But one warning ... after that first night in my hammock, I oversleep by two hours! I now have to carry an alarm clock. Welcome to the best...
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    WOW … I remember that hike northbound out of the...

    WOW … I remember that hike northbound out of the Nantahala Outdoor Center. If anyone is thinking about hiking the AT or just getting in shape, I would highly recommend that section. Nice trip report...
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    WOW ... even in good conditions this part of the...

    WOW ... even in good conditions this part of the trail is scary!:scared:

    Great Pics ....
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    The Old Gnarled Oak Tree .... a AT Landmark

    Great Pics ... thanks for sharing.

    Here's another pic ... spring morning about 4 years ago.

    http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt185/dbaughey/th_DSCN0041.jpg
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    Sticky: Thanks for the sharing and the great video ... (A...

    Thanks for the sharing and the great video ... (A visual learner, here.)

    Can you save weight by not using the rings?
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    Try looking at www.rockywoods.com under...

    Try looking at www.rockywoods.com under lightweight-polyester-fabrics....
  10. Thread: BMBH failure

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    lemaddoc: Thanks for the report ... glad you...

    lemaddoc:

    Thanks for the report ... glad you are alright.

    I'm in the process of making another DIY Bridge ... now, I plan on using a few more ounce to back-up the hammock corners.
  11. Thread: New DIY Sock

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    I like my sock, especially with windy conditions...

    I like my sock, especially with windy conditions and winter. I made a top adjustable vent for moisture control. Works great ...
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    stevebo: I just asked your question about...

    stevebo:

    I just asked your question about hanging in GSMNP last month to a ranger at Sugarland Visitor Center. Just like everyone has stated ... its OK in the backcountry sites. Cannibal has the...
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    oldgringo: I was thinking about a hammock,...

    oldgringo:

    I was thinking about a hammock, instead of a tarp. My only concern would be damage to the tree due the narrow width with the addition weight of the hammock. I assume the traditional 1"...
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    Sonic: Great set-up! I was looking at the...

    Sonic:

    Great set-up!
    I was looking at the Polyester Webbing 1/2" from Strapworks,too. Do you know breaking strength?
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    Poll: This weekend looks like fun ... especially if...

    This weekend looks like fun ... especially if snow is predicted! I enjoyed last year ... too bad my schedule is screwed up. Have Fun ...

    Does anyone have a snowmoblie :eek:
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    I think a sub 20 oz is possible. I look as its...

    I think a sub 20 oz is possible. I look as its more like Concept Car. A hammock prototype made to showcase new technology and ideas.

    But, I would hate to give up a good night sleep in my MICRO...
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    MedicineMan: I just saw you are located near...

    MedicineMan:
    I just saw you are located near Roan Mountain,TN.
    I would highly recommend a Section Hike on the AT to everyone in June with all the Rhododendron's in bloom!
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    MedicineMan: Great spreader bars ... did you...

    MedicineMan:

    Great spreader bars ... did you do the work?

    I have been working on cutting weight on a DIY Bridge.
    Some more suggestions:
    1. Using cord instead of webbing material on the...
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    Opie: Please add 100 feet in grey - 1.75mm ...

    Opie:

    Please add 100 feet in grey - 1.75mm

    Thanks
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    Reply PM - on 50 x 6 wide

    Reply PM - on 50 x 6 wide
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    Sticky: Question: Can you use a plastic nylon wire tie...

    Question:
    Can you use a plastic nylon wire tie to lock the bury?
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    Its difficult using a Gatorade bottle in a Bridge...

    Its difficult using a Gatorade bottle in a Bridge ... so I get up and find the nearest tent!

    But I do miss a warm Gatorade bottle on a cold night ... Warning !!! Never drink out of a duct taped...
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    Poll: Hangin'Burrito: Last year, I left extra...

    Hangin'Burrito:

    Last year, I left extra clothing/food in the car at the parking lot. Its an easy hike to Wise. We had some ice on the trail last year. I used 2Questions Kahtoola microspikes for a...
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    Would be interested ... any dates, yet?

    Would be interested ... any dates, yet?
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    If interested in stamping the clips ... I have a...

    If interested in stamping the clips ... I have a 200 or 400 ton press. But a die would probably cost at least $3,000 ...
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    A house wrap called Typar – Stromwrap might be...

    A house wrap called Typar – Stromwrap might be better than Tyvek.
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    I purchased some Micro fiber Polyester a few...

    I purchased some Micro fiber Polyester a few months ago. My intent was for a winter bridge. I don't know if its warmer compared to the ripstop, but … I agree it’s more comfortable. The extra weight...
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    Sticky: Great illustration ... and worth a thousand...

    Great illustration ... and worth a thousand words!!!:D
  29. Thread: exped

    by IndyDan
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    I've had the same problems as Slowhike with...

    I've had the same problems as Slowhike with leaking problems. So I got the Exped DAM replaced and after using a few times the leaking problems occurred, again! I could not find any leaks … so I...
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    Opie: Thanks for the pics ... I'm a visual...

    Opie:

    Thanks for the pics ... I'm a visual learner.
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    Grizz: You are right about the lower spreader...

    Grizz:

    You are right about the lower spreader bars need tension toward the tree in a Bridge.

    This is why I call my design a hybrid. The design is a balance between 70% of the weight of the...
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    Ramblinrev: My design is more of a hybrid (a...

    Ramblinrev:

    My design is more of a hybrid (a cross between a traditional and bridge hammock). Maybe I should get the sewing machine out next week ... and get this hybrid finished.
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    I have been working on two spreader bars at the...

    I have been working on two spreader bars at the head end (head and shoulder bar) with one spreader bar at the foot end. The shoulder spreader bar fits inside the head spreader bar for easy packing. ...
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    TeeDee: Thanks for all your work and effort...

    TeeDee:

    Thanks for all your work and effort for this group buy.

    I plan on using a combination of Insultex and Thermadrape ... either for a under or top quilt.
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    Ed Lobby: Try checking Cardinal Health ... its...

    Ed Lobby:

    Try checking Cardinal Health ... its a medical supply company based (I think) in Columbus.
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    Group Buy: For last four weeks, I have been...

    Group Buy:

    For last four weeks, I have been working on a group buy for TD's. I provided a credit card number to the company and an order request. After many phone calls ... everyone just kept...
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    Poll: I'm like Shug ...added the BB to my gear. I like...

    I'm like Shug ...added the BB to my gear. I like the flexibility to be able to switch depending on the conditions or the distance of a hike.
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    Golfer I got the double 1.1 ... I like the...

    Golfer

    I got the double 1.1 ... I like the flexibility or option of adding a pad to the BB. I'm looking at the new NeoAir mattress for the BB and a DIY bridge.
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    I received my BB today, too. Very impressed with...

    I received my BB today, too. Very impressed with the workmanship and design ... surprised by the flat and comfortable lie ... highly recommend !!!
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    TeeDee: I have been getting the same...

    TeeDee:

    I have been getting the same run-around with the Thermadrape company!!!

    Today, I sent a RFQ (Request for Quote) for 1500 cases of Thermadrape. Let's see if a Sale Rep wants to screw-up...
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    I called today, again. Everyone was in a meeting...

    I called today, again. Everyone was in a meeting ... no return call. I have an order for 2 cases waiting for approval from Domestic Sales Manager.

    Maybe I should sent the Sales Manager some...
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    I'll take 40 yds. Let me know if you need a...

    I'll take 40 yds. Let me know if you need a banker for the deal.
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    Yes ... its a slow process for 2 cases. I will...

    Yes ... its a slow process for 2 cases. I will call, again.
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    FFinn I agree ... if the weather conditions...

    FFinn

    I agree ... if the weather conditions are just right ... you'll still get water (moisture) in the UC.

    I have reduced or controlled the condensation in an OC by adjusting the venting. I...
  45. Thread: Twin Needles

    by IndyDan
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    The instructions on my Kenmore just mention a...

    The instructions on my Kenmore just mention a twin needle, but gave little detail on set-up. It appears to be more of a (needle) decorative stitch option with this machine. And, I agree it could be a...
  46. Thread: Twin Needles

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    Question: Can you use two thread on a single...

    Question: Can you use two thread on a single bobbin?
  47. Thread: Twin Needles

    by IndyDan
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    Twin Needles

    Does anyone use twin needles in sewing?

    Example:
    http://www.ggcreations.com.au/althea/needles/twin.html
  48. Thread: Links Tab

    by IndyDan
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    Links Tab

    I spend hours searching for materials, webbing, cords, etc., on the Internet.

    After a year on this site, I found the Links tab on this forum. :rolleyes: It appears somewhat dated and needs to be...
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    Update: I have not heard anything from Vital...

    Update: I have not heard anything from Vital Signs on my purchase order request for 2 cass of TD. Also, I emailed the company three days after the order ... but have not received a response or a...
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    Question: Would weep holes help in the UQ?

    Question: Would weep holes help in the UQ?
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