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  1. Those are very cool, nicely done.

    Those are very cool, nicely done.
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    Welcome from Michigan! I had the pleasure of...

    Welcome from Michigan! I had the pleasure of spending a couple of weeks in Basel last fall for work, beautiful city, wish I could have explored a bit more.
  3. I've got a tarp hung out in the back yard right...

    I've got a tarp hung out in the back yard right now using Nama Claws which are brilliant! In the case of the Nama claw, I'm doing separate lines off each end of the tarp... sort of... the line is...
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    I've got some white mesh if you would like some....

    I've got some white mesh if you would like some.

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    I have a Tensahedron stand that you could borrow,...

    I have a Tensahedron stand that you could borrow, it packs small enough for a kayak I'm sure. That may open up your stealth options some.
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    3" seems about right. Ive used al. arrows...

    3" seems about right. Ive used al. arrows before but I prefer something a bit more beefy..... no reason I just like a thicker toggle.
  7. This is MY TARP...

    This is MY TARP, based off the Whelen Lean-to, all "doors" can be folded in so it's just a rectangle and it can be pitched on the centerline or off-center in lean-to mode. When pitched long side to...
  8. I'm still using a Pile Hitch on my tarp stakes,...

    I'm still using a Pile Hitch on my tarp stakes, and if you're using bungees in your system no need for a sliding knot, just put the stake anywhere along the line you need it.

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    I had seen those while surfing around.......

    I had seen those while surfing around.... interesting.



    Very cool!! Nice work. I got a chuckle out of the censorship too.
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    I agree, but I've considered making some hardwood...

    I agree, but I've considered making some hardwood toggles just to play with.


    I've never cared for the adjustable eye soft shackles myself, i think you could get away with a pretty big fixed eye...
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    Thanks guys. I'll be damned, there's just...

    Thanks guys.


    I'll be damned, there's just nothing new under the sun is there. :)
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    Toggled "soft" shackle

    Iím sort of a fan of soft shackles but but I also like to wonder about things, so I wondered if the knot could be replaced with a toggle and of course the sailing community is way ahead of me. LINK...
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    Iím in. Thanks

    Iím in. Thanks
  14. You guys have fun and drive safe.

    You guys have fun and drive safe.
  15. Thank you sir. Have fun.

    Thank you sir. Have fun.
  16. I hate to do it but I have to bail. I have a...

    I hate to do it but I have to bail. I have a flight to NJ Sunday morning for work so I’d pretty much have to leave after breakfast on Saturday :( Y’all have fun.
  17. I’m in More characters required

    I’m in
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    I've used a piece of 1/2" cpvc to mockup various...

    I've used a piece of 1/2" cpvc to mockup various pole mods, it's cheap and bendy and you don't have to cut your fancy aluminum poles until you're comfortable with the fit. But I'm not aware of a "%...
  19. I have done it using the McDonald brummel method...

    I have done it using the McDonald brummel method to put beads on an eye but you have to be able to fit the bead through the line, something you probably can’t do with a ring.
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    I recently put some on my 10’ hammock and I just...

    I recently put some on my 10’ hammock and I just laid in it and put a mark at my shoulder and my heel sewed them on and that seemed to do the trick.
  21. No such thing as too late, come on out.

    No such thing as too late, come on out.
  22. I've had freezing rain gum up UCR's before,...

    I've had freezing rain gum up UCR's before, probably would have gummed up any suspension system. Fortunately it was the morning I was departing so I just unhooked it all and left.
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    I run a pair of 12’s and can’t recall ever having...

    I run a pair of 12’s and can’t recall ever having a problem. Maybe you could get 1 8’ and 1 15’ and the average of the two would get you there?
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    Also ripstop by the roll has some HERE...

    Also ripstop by the roll has some HERE.
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    It's like being a teenager again :D Thanks...

    It's like being a teenager again :D


    Thanks for the link, good info. As you suggest the prebent section may take some of the tension off the spread, hard to say if it would affect the lay or...
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    Thanks for the encouragement and for giving it a...

    Thanks for the encouragement and for giving it a try. Does your pole have a pre-bent section in the center?
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    I have not yet tried to put my bug net on it, I...

    I have not yet tried to put my bug net on it, I have a diy sock style bug net and one form wilderness logics, so they're zipper entry full sock bug nets and I think they would work with it. As far...
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    Update to the update

    I have to say that after 4or 5 nights Iíve fallen back in love with this old hammock. I have hundreds of nights in this hammock but but itís a new ride completely with the pole mod, I am seriously...
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    Thanks Randy. It's always fun to try something...

    Thanks Randy. It's always fun to try something new.


    I agree the bug net sliding on the poles is a nice feature.
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    Sleep update: No calf ridge

    Now with one whole night of testing under my belt, I have to say I like it.. Not only does it greatly reduce the shoulder squeeze the calf ridge is gone too. I never really had a problem with the...
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    Wouldn't you know it, I guess there's nothing new...

    Wouldn't you know it, I guess there's nothing new under the sun. :D I wonder if 2 straight across poles would be better than 1 diagonal pole??


    Thanks. I've only been in a bridge or a min or two...
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    Actually earlier today I posted the same thing...

    Actually earlier today I posted the same thing HERE. Great minds eh?
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    Its aluminum tent pole I got off amazon a year or...

    Its aluminum tent pole I got off amazon a year or so ago, I inadvertently ordered too much at the time so it was just lying around.
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    The Hammock Pole Mod

    I've been meaning to get to this for some time but kept dragging my feet, mostly b/c I was afraid it wouldn't work, but it appears as tho' it has. I haven't put my bug net on yet but I'm pretty sure...
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    Ha! You're welcome. A nice set of ruffles down...

    Ha! You're welcome. A nice set of ruffles down the middle of your tuxedo UQ would look pretty fancy. :D
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    I think my favorite hammock fabric is polyester...

    I think my favorite hammock fabric is polyester suit lining from Joann Fabric. It's not ripstop or anything fancy but it feels nice and makes a firm hammock. I think my current hammock is hexon but...
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    In my yard, which would also apply to car...

    In my yard, which would also apply to car camping, I've used a couple of 6' bamboo garden poles and set the tarp up independently of the stand and once the tarp was up put the stand under it.
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  38. The Presque Isle River CG is quite lovely...

    The Presque Isle River CG is quite lovely unfortunately I don’t recall the tree situation. It’s at the western end of the porkies.
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    Dang, that thing i sweet!! Great job.

    Dang, that thing i sweet!! Great job.
  40. Thread: S HOOKS

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    You can use them to make a TRIPOD FOR COOKING....

    You can use them to make a TRIPOD FOR COOKING. (not my video) but for hammock suspension, they have limited utility.
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    I diy b/c I inevitably want something that nobody...

    I diy b/c I inevitably want something that nobody makes, it also gives me an opportunity to combine features from different manufacturers into my own custom gear. And because I can sometimes answer...
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    I think I kind of like it, way to think outside...

    I think I kind of like it, way to think outside the box.
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    I can take my double down to 40, I don’t think it...

    I can take my double down to 40, I don’t think it will go much lower, but I’m a cold sleeper. I’ve done no seem ripping on it either.
  44. Wow! Those look sweet!

    Wow! Those look sweet!
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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks guys.
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    I use a slightly different technique for tying...

    I use a slightly different technique for tying the hitch, at the end of the day you end up in the same place but maybe a different approach will ďspeakĒ to you more.
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    Heck of a job Mike! That should keep you toasty...

    Heck of a job Mike! That should keep you toasty warm.
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    4 gallons of permethrin mix is going to be A LOT...

    4 gallons of permethrin mix is going to be A LOT of permethrin. I've only mixed up 1 gallon at a time and been able to do as much gear as I ever wanted. I think a close enough ratio for permethrin to...
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    I spliced CLs right to the grosgrain and haven’t...

    I spliced CLs right to the grosgrain and haven’t had an issue with wear on either.
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    I do use the V even on the RL to no ill effect.

    I do use the V even on the RL to no ill effect.
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