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    my .51? tarp is 4-5 yrs old now still ok. the...

    my .51? tarp is 4-5 yrs old now still ok. the price/yd2 is hi, but the secret is DIY! it is easy to work with. I did no sewing with the tarp about 9/11 ft. the edges are left raw, they are by...
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    I think as long as I have enough money to do the...

    I think as long as I have enough money to do the diy bit I will. If I want to save money I will use some of our fine cottage folk. also if I want something that looks nice and neat and elegant I will...
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    think it might work, the gnome of blue island...

    think it might work, the gnome of blue island (Illinois that is!)
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    We lived on Andros Island in the Bahamas for a...

    We lived on Andros Island in the Bahamas for a year. the West coast of is virtually untouched but difficult to get too. The east coast is just off the tongue of the ocean (wonderful diving) and has...
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    My UQ is a modified nanatuk down bag transformed...

    My UQ is a modified nanatuk down bag transformed into a UQ. I used the .33 Cuben sewed to the bottom of the UQ. The Cuben is the outer bottom layer. Cuben, light Momentum? down, top of quilt,...
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    my bridge uses the ti goat carbon hiking poles...

    my bridge uses the ti goat carbon hiking poles head and foot. no dowls. hasn't let me down, (pun intended) yet. head longer than the foot. I will measure and report soon.
  7. Thread: to give-away

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    darn it a couple folks PMed me and said they had...

    darn it a couple folks PMed me and said they had gotted the envelope but that the PO had eaten the lite. but most said it had come Thur OK. if yours got eaten by the bankrupt PO send your add. again...
  8. Thread: to give-away

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    I am up to 50? stil lhave some mor--e.pm me with...

    I am up to 50? stil lhave some mor--e.pm me with an address,-- it is easier than the sase! the post office needs the business!! gmome
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    Cuben was priginally developed as a light strong...

    Cuben was priginally developed as a light strong sailing material for high (as in Americas Cup!) sailing vessels that had no need to skimp on $$'s. I do not believe that UV or re folding should be...
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    I use my ti goat adjustable hiking stix as my...

    I use my ti goat adjustable hiking stix as my bridge spreaders, carbon fiber, no dowels, the foot end one is collapsed as much as it can, the head spreader has a short carbon extender on it, no extra...
  11. Thread: Cuben Lined UQ

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    my UQ is a modified nanatuk down bag. I sewed a...

    my UQ is a modified nanatuk down bag. I sewed a .33 Cuben sheet on the underside.never had any condensation probs. It helps to protect the underside of the UQ. Can not understand why I should get any...
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    having used C for 4 or so years from every thing...

    having used C for 4 or so years from every thing from a gathered Hammock , a bridge, Ham., sacks, packs, water carriers, air conditioners, lite wgt TVs (OK so I lied about the last 2!! ) I don't...
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    I have a C hammock, non breathable, for a couple...

    I have a C hammock, non breathable, for a couple of years. Had a gathered end but it was too short, now have a C bridge need to do some more experimenting on. I had no problem with condensation....
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    good work monk. re blowing spume etc and UQ's. I...

    good work monk. re blowing spume etc and UQ's. I have an UQ similar to the one showed. (A modified Nunatuk down bag.) I was concerned about blowing moisture. I sewed a cuben (the lightest, 33/yd? )...
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    I serously doubt if any hammocker ever caused the...

    I serously doubt if any hammocker ever caused the death of any tree. But perception is really all that matters! SO USE THE **** TREE STRAPS, (I grumble and rant but I use 'em) gnome
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    I just gave away 50 plus small lites, folk love...

    I just gave away 50 plus small lites, folk love free stuffffffff gnome
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    with my bridge I use a ti goat adjustable hiking...

    with my bridge I use a ti goat adjustable hiking pole, it is carbon fiber and collapses down for the head end, the foot end I use a 3/8 carbon fiber tube. hasn't failed yet@@@ gnome
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    Crux Lite For Sale

    to sell
    Crux Lite 2.6 OZ. lit twice never used, burner, I don't have the cute little bag it came in,,$26.00 shipped. PM me please, I will send it and you send me a ck or cash. Goggle has enough...
  19. Thread: to give-away

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    lets see now,it is 4 pm in IL. I am up to I think...

    lets see now,it is 4 pm in IL. I am up to I think 50+ PMs, forgot to say one / hanger, anymore will not fit and mail in an envelope. I prefer the larger std envelope . It handles easier. Interesting...
  20. Thread: to give-away

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    to give-away

    some how I ended up with 100 small micro lights from some place. on off switch put a dot of Velcro on the light another on the bill of your cap and it is a head light , use as a mini flashlight hang...
  21. Thread: cuben tarp wear

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    puncture it might, tho not real easily. but a 1...

    puncture it might, tho not real easily. but a 1 in slab of duct tape and all is well, gnome. My tarp is fro the very lightest stuff C .35? and I have hod no trouble. It just looks so flimsy tat I...
  22. Thread: Camp Stove

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    the carbon fiber black welding blanket, get one...

    the carbon fiber black welding blanket, get one it is like 3 X 4ft, then cut the stuff into wick, primers etc, and then share with a hangin friend or two, gnome
  23. My diy C tarp. I loosely fold it in to a 1 ft...

    My diy C tarp. I loosely fold it in to a 1 ft wide strip then roll it, very little abrasion, gnome
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    ahhhhhhggggg, the cubeneers are coming out of the...

    ahhhhhhggggg, the cubeneers are coming out of the woodwork! great job all. My contribution to the fray, uq -- I opened up a Nanatuk light bag,(got a return pretty cheeeep) sewed a piece of very lite...
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    I modified a nanatuk down bag as an uq. 3/4. I...

    I modified a nanatuk down bag as an uq. 3/4. I then sewed a .33 Cuben sheet to cover all the underside. This makes the underside prob. watertight. adds prob. .66 oz to wgt. no condensations of course...
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    Sticky: great job S. my tarp about the same size. used...

    great job S. my tarp about the same size. used for 3 yrs now, all glued, no sewing.
    Tie outs 1.5 in gorilla tape, 6 in long, apply to top, use a 1.5 small carbon fiber tube,in the angle where the...
  27. Thread: DIY community

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    DIY keeps one sane!! I have done a lot in the...

    DIY keeps one sane!!
    I have done a lot in the kitchen dept. titanium bush stoves, small compact units,(my latest minimalist cooking set, for the one who might wish to go cookless much of the time...
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    Yeah I got the same deal, 1.49 and shipping. nice...

    Yeah I got the same deal, 1.49 and shipping. nice little lites.put a dot of Velcro on em and stick where you will. Also a dab of epoxy and a string and hang where you wish. They are waterproof so no...
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    I have made a water Carry bag of cuben. I think I...

    I have made a water Carry bag of cuben. I think I used about a 30 in circle . It will Carry about 1 gal. completely water Tite, and as it is about a .5 oz/yd weighs with the cord maybe an oz. good...
  30. Thread: DIY mostly cuben

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    DIY mostly cuben

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YCJzMd1aVGw/TeMvSGHMdmI/AAAAAAAAABQ/5xmSDfMY0aI/s400/100_1897%252520-%252520Copy.JPG...
  31. Thread: gear

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    sorry nothing happened, I will get it yet, (darn...

    sorry nothing happened, I will get it yet, (darn I hate a computer smarter than myself!$$^&*((*%%^*)
  32. Thread: gear

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    gear

    http://100_1897,100_1898
    if this stuff works these are 2 pics of my cuben bridge
    the sticks are ti goat, and are the spreaders. TQ is modified down nanatuk. the UQ is a 3/4 down (again nanatuk) not...
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    three season gear list

    list for 3 season, critique welcome,gnome
    HAMMOCK BACK PACKING (5/11)

    Back Pac cuben, DIY 8 , Pillow . 3 65.8 ...
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    re gnome books to give away

    thanx for all the PMs I got about 30, for the 9 books I will send out free, but they are alllllllll gone now, about 20 different states I believe...gnome
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    CLOSED: read a book, be COOL

    I have a bunch of backpacking and hummocking, and trail books and AT trail guides. I will send em out free to every third PM. No choice, if you already have or have read the one you get, give it to a...
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    no more PM's (please?!)

    the great givaway, huge success, my in box was jammed!! thanx,, gotta idea for U. put some stuff in a box, send it to some one, and you will both smile:) the box from gnome is gone gone gone, . no...
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    COMPLETED: to give away

    Hammock & related gear to give away, 12th PM gets it, no stuffing the ballot box. and then if you wish send some stuff to some one else!!! gnome,,
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    I can't say I have saved &s in diy, (cuben IS...

    I can't say I have saved &s in diy, (cuben IS expensive) and i may cry a bit when I have ruined a yd or 2. bu heck it keeps me content.gnome
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    helium filled cuben quilts!!! gnome

    helium filled cuben quilts!!! gnome
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    re weather shield for UQ. I have sewed a piece of...

    re weather shield for UQ. I have sewed a piece of cuben, (the lightest, .35/yd?) to the underside of my Uq. Adds little to wght. and acts as a permanant under shield for spindrift, and is a wind...
  41. Thread: Bridge Help

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    the collapsable poles from ti goat work well as...

    the collapsable poles from ti goat work well as spreaders for me. the collapsed lenghth is just about right, I put in a small carbon fiber tube insert in the head end spreader to add about I think...
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    I have used my diy cuben tarp in some fairly hi...

    I have used my diy cuben tarp in some fairly hi winds with no prob. It is a about a 9 ft (2X the 54 in width) X 11 ft. length. It has no sewed seams, just a glue strip center. (no sewing) I need to...
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    the stress must be all cpmpression, keep the...

    the stress must be all cpmpression, keep the spreaders in direct line with the lines. I have been using rather lite carbon fiber colapsable ti goat poles, just keep everything in a direct line// gnome
  44. Thread: From the Ozarks

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    try floating the Buffalo, just can not beat the...

    try floating the Buffalo, just can not beat the scenery. Nice days float, put in Tylers bend and out at the Gilbert sand bar. The Gilbert general store, rents all the gear, give em a call, gnome
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    most any kinda tape, duc, mylar, gorilla, even...

    most any kinda tape, duc, mylar, gorilla, even surgical, will patch C. another advantage, one does not need to hem raw edges, as a sheet (plus reinforcement) it canot ravel. for my gathered end H. I...
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    It is a cuben bridge, freeeeky lite, I will weigh...

    It is a cuben bridge, freeeeky lite, I will weigh it when I get back home..... 1/2 in hollow webbing for the arcs, Just be sure the axis of the stix are dead center with the compression of the H. I...
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    I use ti goat colaps. poles, carbon fiber. epox....

    I use ti goat colaps. poles, carbon fiber. epox. a dulled nail in both ends wrap with a couple rounds of dacron twine, with epox. the collapsed poles are about right for a spreader bar. I use the 1/2...
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    yeah, cuben Hs work well, I have diy a...

    yeah, cuben Hs work well, I have diy a conventional and a bridge, not difficult, you do not even need to hem the edges. it is naturally very rip stop. folk talk about, (it doesn't breathe,) well...
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    how cool is all this!!!! gnome

    how cool is all this!!!! gnome
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    but Rat is right, how cool is that, gnome

    but Rat is right, how cool is that, gnome
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