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    I never ended up implementing the OP's method....

    I never ended up implementing the OP's method. Instead, I simply added about 3" loop of shock cord between my tarp and my amsteel with a whoopy-style slider (where I slide the end of the amsteel...
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    I have two hammocks -- I like my other one better...

    I have two hammocks -- I like my other one better (it is a double-wide), but for this price I have absolutely nothing major to complain about the traveller lite. Since this is your first hammock, it...
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    It was meant to be -- i had $18 and some change...

    It was meant to be -- i had $18 and some change dividend, and with tax this was $17.25. FREE Hammock for me!!

    Subtotal $15.93
    REI Store Pickup FREE
    (How we calculate sales tax) Tax $1.32...
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    Has anyone used/seen these? I'd pick one up, but...

    Has anyone used/seen these? I'd pick one up, but I haven't heard anything about them and haven't seen much in the way of reviews (positive *or* negative). A few on Campmor seem positive... just...
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    That is true... i had extra on a trip to BWCA...

    That is true... i had extra on a trip to BWCA last summer and it was priceless for quick-fixes!
  6. Thread: Is He mad ?

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    I was visiting my mother in Ohio -- the weather...

    I was visiting my mother in Ohio -- the weather was fantastic (believe it or not) and I had my hammock so I thought I'd hang it up and show it off a bit. 2 minutes into the 5-minute setup, her...
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    I like mine (nacrobieners) because they pack more...

    I like mine (nacrobieners) because they pack more easily with my hammock (no metal to poke around in my stuff sack), I can make them as large/small as I need them, and they are *super* light. If you...
  8. Hey Jeff -- I just sent a PM, and would...

    Hey Jeff -- I just sent a PM, and would definitely like to get a local hang set up!!

    I'm almost 6' and right around 230lbs -- I use the Eno Double Nest (from REI) which has given me lots of space...
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    I live directly across the street from the Salt...

    I live directly across the street from the Salt Creek Nature Preserve, though I don't think you can do an overnight there. It is a fantastic place to meet for an afternoon bbq and gear testing...
  10. Thread: Which pillow

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    Personally, i'm a fan of the convertible stuff...

    Personally, i'm a fan of the convertible stuff sack (i made my own though) so that it has dual-functionality.
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    heh... i think that's the problem with political...

    heh... i think that's the problem with political jokes... nobody ever (hopefully) *means* to offend, but with politics and the broad spectrum of opinion therein, it is hard not to offend... so yah,...
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    I have an ENO DoubleNest -- I'm about 230lb -...

    I have an ENO DoubleNest -- I'm about 230lb - 240lb -ish and it fits/holds me well (up to 400lbs) and I've been able to get comfortable pretty easily. When I get back (a week or so) I'd be happy to...
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    awesome!! I actually have to stay away from...

    awesome!! I actually have to stay away from there... otherwise I'll spend too much of my money. between kayaking and fishing tackle/gear, that place will strip my wallet down to nothin' in no time......
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    Hey -- I was just down in your neighborhood last...

    Hey -- I was just down in your neighborhood last week at BassPro! I'm up in Western Springs (heading out this week for a trip in the Boundary Waters)

    Let me know if you ever need a hiking/camping...
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    ahhh yes -- good call! I didn't realize ahead of...

    ahhh yes -- good call! I didn't realize ahead of time that it would be on the roll, otherwise I would've asked for it myself. That is definitely where the extra $$ cost!!!

    That said... it has been...
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    NICE!! Guess your shipping (or tax) was a bit...

    NICE!! Guess your shipping (or tax) was a bit cheaper than mine... still, can't beat that price!
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    I *highly* recommend SilNylon! It takes a bit to...

    I *highly* recommend SilNylon! It takes a bit to get used to, but once you do you'll be cruising and having a good time with your tarp. I just finished mine.... no regrets!

    It is cheap too, if...
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    That's awesome -- I was really happy with the...

    That's awesome -- I was really happy with the service from Noah Lamport!

    The sales rep said that, since these are 2nds and can't predict when a manufacturer's fabric won't be perfect (1sts), they...
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    Yah -- that's about how much sag I like in my ...

    Yah -- that's about how much sag I like in my ENO DN... and I do REALLY like my DN! I can get as flat as I need with the ridgeline.


    Without the ridgeline.... I think it would be hard to get...
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    VERY nice!! Man... so much time spent on the AT,...

    VERY nice!! Man... so much time spent on the AT, seeing pics takes me instantly back. Thanks for the post!
  21. unfortunately, I'm not a donating member at this...

    unfortunately, I'm not a donating member at this point :scared:, so can't see the link you sent. I presume it was of your kayak?
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    sure thing! I was extremely pleased with the...

    sure thing! I was extremely pleased with the service at Noah Lamport... any time I can evangelize for a vendor I've had a good experience with, I like to do so.

    good luck, and post up pics of...
  23. Not to threadjack... but what kind of yak did you...

    Not to threadjack... but what kind of yak did you get? I'm an avid kayaker and have been enjoying the hammock on aquatic outings!

    i need a new pfd before I go to the boundary waters in a couple of...
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    Mine was ~64" ... never measured exactly. On the...

    Mine was ~64" ... never measured exactly. On the phone he quoted me "Right about 64 inches wide"


    I ended up deciding that ultimately the pattern wouldn't change much with a 1 - 2 inch...
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    Hmm, actually, no I haven't been up there -- from...

    Hmm, actually, no I haven't been up there -- from what I've read the no-see-ums aren't as bad in late july/early august... Maybe i need to do some q/a on some bwca forums.
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    Ended up finding this stuff at the Army Surplus...

    Ended up finding this stuff at the Army Surplus down the road from my place, and wanted to know if it was comparable to other kinds of bug netting:
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    That is great info -- as I said, without actually...

    That is great info -- as I said, without actually ever using it I am not sure how it will play out.


    For this particular trip, I'm going to be in the Boundary Waters for a week... July 29 - Aug...
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    Bug-net v. No-see-um: Which one? Sources?

    I'm finally ready to make my bugnet... and my local source of no-see-um 'fabric' is no longer available. (discontinued, and out of inventory)

    I'm still trying to decide whether to get no-see-um...
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    try a double-wrap prussic with the zing-on-zing...

    try a double-wrap prussic with the zing-on-zing action... that's what i've been using and it seems to work really well.
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    I've recently converted to Opie's method of...

    I've recently converted to Opie's method of pulling with some wire... but I started with a plastic sewing needles:

    http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Sewing-Needles-2-Pkg/dp/B000Y3IOCE

    they worked...
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    haha -- yah, i figured as much... I'm in a...

    haha -- yah, i figured as much... I'm in a similar situation but my neighbors (especially the folks in the other 1/2 of the duplex) have learned to expect such things on my slice of land.


    I'm...
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    I appreciate that, especially from someone who...

    I appreciate that, especially from someone who has worked with fabric as much as you have. Give what you said, there is certainly nothing serious to complain about here, and your input gives me hope...
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    Very nice work -- looks like you have some nice...

    Very nice work -- looks like you have some nice 'wilderness' in your front yard! :D

    Is that a double-sided stuff sack or a black bishop bag?
  34. Thread: The Ogee Tarp

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    Sheesh... what a fantastic design!! I *love* all...

    Sheesh... what a fantastic design!! I *love* all of the options on that.

    I just finished my rather normal (by comparison) tarp, but I think I'll have to put something like this 'on deck' for my...
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    Well, I wasn't able to get it super tight (no...

    Well, I wasn't able to get it super tight (no ripples) in every place... when I pull the wrinkles out in one area, they pop up in another. I was able to get this down to just a few in the end (as you...
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    very nice!!! Looks like even though this is a...

    very nice!!! Looks like even though this is a new-to-you thread injector, it isn't your first sewing project... nice work!


    So how/where will you pitch your gear hammock? Will it be part of your...
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    My DIY tarp: 85% complete!

    I'm almost done with my tarp and hammock rig... just went out today to test everything to see what else I need to do before i can call it "done". All that is left on the to-do list:

    1. black...
  38. I saw a youtube vid on how to make a soft shackle...

    I saw a youtube vid on how to make a soft shackle (was for nautical purposes, so the line was HUGE), but picked up a great release mechanism.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH66tGsWv_Y

    1. make...
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    I've actually considered this a bit... not sure...

    I've actually considered this a bit... not sure how to implement though. Seems like you'd need some pretty thick amsteel to allow for enough stretch before it constricts to the point where it can't...
  40. Honestly, I'm still sorting this out... just had...

    Honestly, I'm still sorting this out... just had to drop a huge THANK YOU to everyone for posting up. Some *really* great ideas here. As I'm finalizing my first draft of hammock-pack-up v1.0 these...
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    How much stretch in a sil tarp?

    Just made my tarp (pics on their way soon, i hope) and I'm making some tarp tensioners for the tie-outs now and am wondering if anyone has an approximate linear stretch (from the tie-out point of...
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    yah, 10 yds isn't hard to use.... i put almost...

    yah, 10 yds isn't hard to use.... i put almost 9yds into the tarp alone... plus I'm making a few stuff sacks and a poncho. My bro also got in on this order and got 6yds.... in total here was the...
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    I didn't do DIY to save money (though in the end...

    I didn't do DIY to save money (though in the end i did save a little), but at the end of the project I was left wondering this same thing.... after I put everything together with time and supplies...
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    rumor has it wally world is no longer carrying...

    rumor has it wally world is no longer carrying fabric... and not to burst your bubble, but I got sil for $4/yd (that's the price it came out to after shipping/tax) from noahlamport.com ... just have...
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    dude --- nice job!!!

    dude --- nice job!!!
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    I searched around locally and found that nobody...

    I searched around locally and found that nobody could beat redden, even after shipping (which was fast -- 2 or 3 days iirc).... granted I'm not in your town anymore, but I looked while I was there...
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    Reviving an old thread, i realize... just...

    Reviving an old thread, i realize... just wondering how this has held up for you. I'm in the process of making some of these (or some variation) and am collecting as much info as possible.

    How...
  48. yah man -- 5 gold stars to Opie for that...

    yah man -- 5 gold stars to Opie for that tutorial. I'm always amazed at how hard it is to put these things into words (or worse, turn the words back into action on this end of the screen)... ends up...
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    I just got 180' of zing-it and am a HUGE fan for...

    I just got 180' of zing-it and am a HUGE fan for anything that isn't holding my weight... i use Amsteel for holding myself up, and zing-it for holding everything else (ie - tarp) up.

    I have some...
  50. I just got my zing-it in from Redden Marine --...

    I just got my zing-it in from Redden Marine -- can't believe how THIN that stuff is! I'm definitely going to have to get a thin wire of some sort to thread this stuff through...


    Any pics of the...
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