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  1. If you have leather boots you don't want to have...

    If you have leather boots you don't want to have them by the fire it'll just lead to them drying out (not the kind of drying out you want though) and cracking, glues delaminating, and shrinkage. You...
  2. As far as compression goes even very low fill...

    As far as compression goes even very low fill power down will still trump high quality synthetic in a jacket/quilt/bag of the same temp rating however you will notice less of a difference in...
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    If you don't want to swap out the listed gear or...

    If you don't want to swap out the listed gear or get new perhaps you should look at the other stuff in your pack there aren't really any small mods you can make with certain things sleeping systems...
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    I'll try to get some pics of the spots in the...

    I'll try to get some pics of the spots in the backyard where im going to hang this thing too there's a nice spot at the back of the property that'll be used for testing out gear

    Btw sorry for the...
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    My try at DIY

    So I've been meaning to get around to posting but since I'm in the process of moving right now this is the first chance I got
    Anyway so I never got material since I figured I'd do it when I had time...
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    Just remember that nylon may be fire resistant...

    Just remember that nylon may be fire resistant but it will still melt same goes for sil
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    Journey of 1000 miles begin with first step. ...

    Journey of 1000 miles begin with first step.
    Journey of 1020 miles begin when realize forgot wallet few miles out.
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    Just go with the standard 60x120 it'll work fine...

    Just go with the standard 60x120 it'll work fine as long as you need it to also you could always knot the hammock at a point closer to the length you want and then find the best length plus you can...
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    I had kinda seen this mentioned but not exactly...

    I had kinda seen this mentioned but not exactly what I was thinking of chug said if you lose dexterity in your hands it's a sign of hypothermia which is true but once you notice your extremities...
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    Stitching isn't a problem I just think it would...

    Stitching isn't a problem I just think it would be cool to be able to make one without any seams. Less failure points, ya know :) I have seen a few tarps that were 8'x10' and 9'x9' that didn't have...
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    If you buy them I usually see them in 6 foot...

    If you buy them I usually see them in 6 foot lengths. I'm thinking about making some that are about 6 and 1/2 feet long with loops on each end I could put some kind of hook or carabiner or something...
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    Sticky: I have a question I saw in another video that the...

    I have a question I saw in another video that the side hem should be zigzag stitched to allow for stretch but in the video here its not is there any advantage or disadvantage to either way?
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    Any chance the sil will be at least 8 foot wide?...

    Any chance the sil will be at least 8 foot wide? I would love to make a tarp with out seams.
  14. hk2001 I'm pretty good with gear...

    hk2001 I'm pretty good with gear repair/maintenance if you're interested and you have a picture of the kit I could check against some other kits I have or know of to see if another one would work.
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    If I were you I would go with a 20* and 40* UQ if...

    If I were you I would go with a 20* and 40* UQ if it got really bad you could use a CCF pad for a bit of extra insulation. then you would only really need a 20* TQ. I have been on the ground up until...
  16. I was going to suggest the same thing. I don't...

    I was going to suggest the same thing.

    I don't like established campsites so I find spots along the trail another reason is I don't want to stop early because that's where the the campsite is or...
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    Did you use any reinforcing fabric on the other...

    Did you use any reinforcing fabric on the other side? It looks nice though and if you used a thread injector I want to know how you stitched the circles so well! The zigzag stitches are cool too I...
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    Shouldn't this be in the for trade section?

    Shouldn't this be in the for trade section?
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    Would you ex jumpers know of a good place to get...

    Would you ex jumpers know of a good place to get a used chute? I'm looking for one like this http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_NeKD9m-g_G0/SntZt0iJdwI/AAAAAAAAFLY/RWJUAj61_AQ/s1600/IMG_3315.JPG
    For the...
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    I would not sell a parachute I found in the...

    I would not sell a parachute I found in the trash. If someone was throwing out something you depend on to keep you from plummeting to the earth at over 100mph it probably should not be something...
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    You should convert it to a hammock and use the...

    You should convert it to a hammock and use the baffles to stuff with insulation I've actually been looking for a used parachute to to that. I was thinking of doing the same thing like on man vs. wild...
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    What about just using the TQ as a quilt if you...

    What about just using the TQ as a quilt if you want to go ultralight that's the way to go. I've even used my sleeping bag as one if it's warmer out unless you want to just use the UQ since you had to...
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    Probably Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics I think that...

    Probably Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics I think that the name of the website
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    I'd be interested in that link as well my dad...

    I'd be interested in that link as well my dad needs a new bag and if it's the ozark trail one I just might get it
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    You could downsize the pack and save some weight...

    You could downsize the pack and save some weight there a 96 liter is a whole lot more than you should need. Try packing it and stuff whatever you will be puting your food in with some newspaper or...
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    Titanium doesn't need to be expensive you just...

    Titanium doesn't need to be expensive you just need to know where to look like this for example http://www.snowpeak.com/titanium-3-pcs-cookset-lid.html $10 then it cuts weight even more cause you can...
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    Ok thanks for all the replies I was planning on...

    Ok thanks for all the replies I was planning on just using amsteel blue for a RL. I didn't think paracord would work because of the stretch issue. So now I'll definitely make the RL.
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    It would be removable but how do you make it...

    It would be removable but how do you make it adjustable with a prussik knot? Is there a how to or pictures of that?
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    Do I need a ridgeline?

    So what do you think? Any advantages, disadvantages? I ask because I want to know if I should add one to the hammock I'm making. So far I figure it will; make it easier to decide on a tarp length,...
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    You could probably go with 1.1 oz nylon and to...

    You could probably go with 1.1 oz nylon and to give a reference point lets say you follow the directions in this video
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Mt1piDSgA
    At 60x120 inches it's roughly 5 yards...
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    When you say 7 oz is that just the hammock or are...

    When you say 7 oz is that just the hammock or are you thinking the suspension/rigging mosquito net and the other stuff with the hammock? If you just want a 7 oz hammock by all mean make your own it's...
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    My Sea to Summit Micro II I can use it as a...

    My Sea to Summit Micro II I can use it as a sleeping bag, pea pod, top quilt, under quilt, and just a blanket and all at 1lb 7oz
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    I know how you can make deadman snow anchors. But...

    I know how you can make deadman snow anchors. But I doubt you will trade anything for that. (:
  34. Yup I know that trick I haven't had time to try...

    Yup I know that trick I haven't had time to try that yet
  35. Weird problem with my sleeping pad.

    So I was using my REI lite core 1.5 the other day and I had it inflated and was laying on it and it held air just fine then I get up and move it over a bit and it was not holding air any more just...
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    Winter camping is nothing my parents would...

    Winter camping is nothing my parents would compete with our friends to see who could go longest without turning on the heat once you hit December in MI there were times when I was sure it was no...
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    I would consider becoming a donating member if...

    I would consider becoming a donating member if there was a lifetime donation option or even a longer term donation with a discount say 5 years for $40 or something like that.

    I do think that...
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    Ok I wouldn't be surprised it is walmart after...

    Ok I wouldn't be surprised it is walmart after all lol. I was kinda thinking about trying out making my own sil like in that sticky but I'm not sure it depends on how lazy I feel when I get ripstop...
  39. I've seen this on a few different episodes of man...

    I've seen this on a few different episodes of man vs wild and dual survival with parachutes used as hammocks maybe if you used something like this
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GBTA6I
    You...
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    Any reason why not to get the Walmart stuff? I...

    Any reason why not to get the Walmart stuff? I had seen threads and it seemed as though is was not bad from those. Of course they were older threads though. Just trying to learn not arguing though...
  41. Cool setup just a question though when you're in...

    Cool setup just a question though when you're in the hammock do the sides get taught enough to stretch the bag? I was a little worried about tension on the sides of the hammock stretching the bag...
  42. If you do any winter camping go with a 30-40...

    If you do any winter camping go with a 30-40 degree quilt since you need a dedicated one for winter. Though my experience is all on the ground that has seemed to work for me. In a hammock though I...
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    Ok so no results so far though I have found that...

    Ok so no results so far though I have found that Walmart sells sil from old posts I've been going through so I'll check there. From what I understand I'll have to test and see if it frays or not right
  44. Upmysleeves Thanks I actually picked it cause...

    Upmysleeves

    Thanks I actually picked it cause I can use it as a mummy, regtangular, quilt (on the ground or now in a hammock), or just a blanket so it works great pretty much year round not too...
  45. Questions about using my sleeping bag as a pea pod

    I've been looking at threads about pea pods and wanted to get some opinions. So from what I understand you either need to buy or make something like this...
  46. My favorite thing about the show Shhhhhh!!!! I...

    My favorite thing about the show

    Shhhhhh!!!! I think there's a Bigfoot! Pulls out radio whisper the "encounter"

    Receives radio response.

    Radio is at full volume. :lol:
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    Man if you can't find a flat spot for 10 miles...

    Man if you can't find a flat spot for 10 miles you should be using anything other than a tent! Hammocks are great if there are plenty of trees but even a tarp can be used un uneven ground better than...
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    Thanks for the replies guys, I'm going to check...

    Thanks for the replies guys, I'm going to check out Noah lamports and I'll have to look on eBay too and see what I can find.
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    Where do you get your Silnylon?

    So I decided on the design of my hammock and tarp but I'd like to make the tarp from silnylon. My plan is to make a 8' by 10' flat tarp does any one know if you can get a piece of sil about that...
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    One more question do you think I can make a...

    One more question do you think I can make a hanging kit for less than these
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001AIHFZY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1382803746&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70
    Otherwise I might...
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