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    It's yours! Just send me the shipping info and...

    It's yours! Just send me the shipping info and I'll get it out this week.
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    PIF- silnylon for DIY project

    I have an approximately 10 foot by 60 inches piece of 1.1 silnylon that I cannot figure out how to sew. I've had great success with the sil from ripstopbytheroll but this stuff just bunches up in my...
  3. Thread: SHT Newbie

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    Finland rec to CR6 - 7.6 miles CR6 to HWY 1 -...

    Finland rec to CR6 - 7.6 miles
    CR6 to HWY 1 - 6.8 miles
    HWY 1 to HWY 5 (Silver Bay) - 11.1 Miles.

    There is great hammock camping at Section 13 for the 1st night, the second night could be at...
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    FS: if you were to split up the amsteel i would be...

    if you were to split up the amsteel i would be interested in a couple of hundred feet. thanks!
  5. Thread: SHT Newbie

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    My favorite sections of that trail are Section...

    My favorite sections of that trail are Section 13, bean and bear lake, and the drainpipe. You could leave your car at CR 5 and take the Superior Shuttle to Finland parking area and walk south. You...
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    Welcome! Once I got it all figured out I was...

    Welcome! Once I got it all figured out I was addicted........so, welcome to the addiction! you can find all of the help you could ever need here on these forums.
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    Im in! Thanks!!

    Im in! Thanks!!
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    WV - Thanks for the input. maybe i will go ahead...

    WV - Thanks for the input. maybe i will go ahead and try to make the skirt or kilt out of cuben and see how it goes. I have just worried about the durability of it. Any thoughts on if making it more...
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    This may sound odd but every morning after...

    This may sound odd but every morning after tearing down I go to my site, check the ground and take the time to thank the trees. They did keep my up off the ground all night and I think they deserve...
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    If I use 1.1 sil the skirt should weight...

    If I use 1.1 sil the skirt should weight approximately just over 1 ounce, at most 2ounces with the attachment points added on.
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    That is correct, a rain skirt during the day for...

    That is correct, a rain skirt during the day for me and possibly a door for the tarp for nighttime. i am kinda leary about making the skirt itself out of cuben with it being so noisey and seeming...
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    i havent determined the actual size yet but it...

    i havent determined the actual size yet but it will be flaired out a bit at the bottom for walking. im not sure how to do the fancy drawings to post on here but it will be about 40" wide on the top...
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    Cuben Tarp Designs?

    Hello, i am looking at making a cuben fiber tarp for my AT thru hike next year. I have been looking at different designs and have come up with the idea of an 11 foot ridgeline x 8.5" with no doors. I...
  14. i would defintely try this out as a tester if you...

    i would defintely try this out as a tester if you need any more. i am a pad user in a double layer for 3 seasons. Only switch to an underquilt for the winter. i am thru hiking the AT next year and...
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    Im in! Thanks!

    Im in! Thanks!
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    WV - Thank you so much for the offer! Thats very...

    WV - Thank you so much for the offer! Thats very generous. i think I will pick up the Gorilla tape and see how that works. I will post back here with my results incase any others are interested.
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    Tape for cuben fiber??

    Hello, i have nearly finished my first cuben fiber project. Its going to be a roll top dry bag but I ran out of the tape that I ordered from RBTR. I am looking at sourcing some tape locally to get it...
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    I use a pad in the 1.1DL hammock in warmer months...

    I use a pad in the 1.1DL hammock in warmer months and a 1.9 DL with an UQ in the winter months but I use a DL everytime. I find the double layer to be a firmer lay which I enjoy. They can be a bit...
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    The information that people are willing to give...

    The information that people are willing to give away on here is amazing! I have learned so much from Dereks book and from Dutch as well. I recently read Dutch's thru hike journal and was very...
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    Thanks for the reply! So, you think sewing and...

    Thanks for the reply! So, you think sewing and then taping vs. just taping it? i have read that some think that sewing causes small holes that will stretch when weight is applied to it. Would the...
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    Making a DIY cuben fiber bear bag.

    So I have ordered some 1.0 cuben fiber to try to make something in hopes of learning how to work with it. I'm looking at making a cuben tarp for my thru hike next year but want to try a smaller...
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    Thanks gnomad!

    Thanks gnomad!
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    Just curious. Where do I find said journal?...

    Just curious. Where do I find said journal? Thanks!
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    Im in! Am planning a Dutch order soon to make a continuous ridgeline and this would free up some money to get more stuff from Dutch!!Very generous. Thanks!
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    WTB: I found a Montbell Spiral #3 for 100.00 on...

    I found a Montbell Spiral #3 for 100.00 on whiteblaze.com. Its a great bag that i have since converted to a quilt. I used it on the SHT a few weeks ago and was toasty warm every night including one...
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    Im not sure if they were on sale here or if they...

    Im not sure if they were on sale here or if they offer a different variety in the stores but i got mine for 40.00 with 32oz fill. After contacting the manufacturer they stated it was 650 down. It was...
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    I used a costco down pillow and after some...

    I used a costco down pillow and after some research it seems to be 650FP. The pillow I picked up had 32oz of it for 40.00. It was good clean down too, very few feathers. A pretty fair deal at a...
  28. Thread: SHT?

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    We were up there last year in early September and...

    We were up there last year in early September and had no issues with bugs at all. Had a fantastic time.
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    I weigh about 220 and prefer a more firm mattress...

    I weigh about 220 and prefer a more firm mattress and hammock. I think part of the reason i like the pad so much is it gives a bit of a firm base to lay on vs. an underquilt. My worry is if the...
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    PolyD vs. NylonD

    Hello, I am looking at making a new DL hammock for my AT thru hike attempt next year. I am currently using a DIY 1.9 ripstop DL that I have used for a couple of years. It is super comfortable and...
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    WTB: I recently picked up the silver one at campmore...

    I recently picked up the silver one at campmore for 48.00 i believe. If I remember right it is about 11 ounces. works great!
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    A few years ago i was bicycle camping and had...

    A few years ago i was bicycle camping and had just bought a really nice set of Arkel bike bags. They were right near a thousand dollars all said and done. i woke up in the middle of the night to a...
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    i picked one of these up recently from Costco and...

    i picked one of these up recently from Costco and although I have not inspectd all of the down yet, I did pull out a handful and saw zero feathers. It is lited as 23 OZ of down per pillow. i was also...
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    Ha! I thought about that! I wonder if I were...

    Ha! I thought about that! I wonder if I were to get it wet first and just pull it out that way? Seems like maybe it wouldnt be too messy, then wash the shell and refill it and sew it up? Your idea...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Im learning as I go. I am thinking about dumping...

    Im learning as I go. I am thinking about dumping the down out of my winter underquilt and adding more of this 600FP down that I found for pretty cheap. It has 23 ounces of the old "comforter" down...
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    Well, i opened up the down and it actually looks...

    Well, i opened up the down and it actually looks really good. Very few feathers and will not need to be sorted at all. The last project was with an old comforter and it had a ton of feathers so I was...
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    I have never used a SLD hammock but have made my...

    I have never used a SLD hammock but have made my own from 9' all the way up to 13' just for learning sake. I find the 11 footer to be the most comfortable "bed" I have ever slept in. I found anything...
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    Thanks! I havent opened it up yet to see what it...

    Thanks! I havent opened it up yet to see what it looks like. The last quilt I made, the down was out of a comforter and it had quite a few feathers. Overall, am I wasting my time with the 600 FP?...
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    That is an interesting thought. how do you...

    That is an interesting thought. how do you recommend drying the down afterwards? Would i just put it in the quilt wet and the dry it with tennis balls or just lay it out and let it dry that way? i...
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    Thanks for the advice. Part of my concern is the...

    Thanks for the advice. Part of my concern is the mess. After the last DIY underquilt the wife is not so excited about this project. This time I plan on setting up a tent in the house and do the down...
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    Is there a way to seperate down?

    Hello, i am making some new gear on a budget and have an underquilt shell that I made and am ready to fill it with down. i cant part with the money to buy 800FP down but have recently acquired 23...
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    I have hiked and hung up there quite a few times....

    I have hiked and hung up there quite a few times. i have never had any issues with the campsite accomidating hammocks and water is available. There is water at the main building in a spigot outside...
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    Thanks for your input. By suspension are you...

    Thanks for your input. By suspension are you talking tree straps or whoopies or something different all together. I am currently set up with 1" webbing for the tree and whoopies to the hammock. i am...
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    Hammocks.......how long do they last?

    Hello all. i am wondering about the longevity of hammocks of differing fabrics. I make most of all of my own gear but have made hammocks out of 1.1, 1.7, and 1.9 single and double layers. On April...
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    The_hanging_dog - what was your experience using...

    The_hanging_dog - what was your experience using Aliexpress.com? is this shipped from the US or somewhere else in the world? What is the quality of down? looks like too good of a deal to be true. If...
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    i have decided to go ahead and order a top quilt...

    i have decided to go ahead and order a top quilt early next month. Seems like a great deal and his response is very quick. He is going to add a neck baffle for only 10$! Cant wait
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    Helium Hiking Gear Reviews?

    hello, i am planning on hitting the AT in 2016 for a thru hike and am looking at replacing my top quilt. Although I would love to get a down quilt it is not in my budget right now. i have been...
  49. Thread: DIY Bugnet

    by eviscerate3
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    +1 on the Fronkey Design. I love mine and its...

    +1 on the Fronkey Design. I love mine and its super lightweight. the only change I made was i added "socks" made of ripstop on the ends where the suspension goes thru for extra durability. Works...
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    Thank you Boston! When you say to sew the chamber...

    Thank you Boston! When you say to sew the chamber as a box I'm a bit confused. how far from the end ot the shell do i want to sew the baffles? My thought was to run then down the entire length minus...
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