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  1. Yeah, this regarding rolled hems. I had no luck...

    Yeah, this regarding rolled hems. I had no luck with any of them either. Practice making them by hand. The only rolled hem guide I find useful is a homemade one found here:...
  2. LOL I recognize that waterfall in the first...

    LOL I recognize that waterfall in the first pic... and your gps track. We bushwacked out that way once, so I know how hard it was going in.

    Looks like you parked in the right place: just went...
  3. :lol: Now that's funny! The video was...

    :lol: Now that's funny! The video was great...you should do video reports on your hammock hangs.

    Also, paracordgalaxy has shock cord in colors.
  4. I hope y'all can make it too..So far, I think the...

    I hope y'all can make it too..So far, I think the longest distance to attend is from Vicksburg, Ms..





    Is anytime too late for hate? The only time I would consider too late is after seconds.
  5. Either weekend. Decide on one, and I'll try to...

    Either weekend. Decide on one, and I'll try to get that one off. Thanks for getting the ball rolling on this Jim, Things have been busy around here lately, and will not be easing up any time soon.
  6. Or I could bring Jasmine and she would have us...

    Or I could bring Jasmine and she would have us for dinner.:scared:

    I wish we could make it, but I'm on call that weekend too. Unfortunately, now I only get about one weekend off each month. We...
  7. Make a grizzbeak to add to one end in case you...

    Make a grizzbeak to add to one end in case you need coverage from blowing rain.
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    WTB/WTT: Do you sew? DIY with:...

    Do you sew? DIY with: http://www.questoutfitters.com/coated.html#Coated Fabrics (scroll down to SILNYLON 1.1 OZ RIPSTOP)
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    I have three Boston Terriers that take turns...

    I have three Boston Terriers that take turns going on backpacking trips. Each of them sleep in my hammock with me.
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  10. Sorry guys! Had I known Dutch was gonna bring...

    Sorry guys! Had I known Dutch was gonna bring that tarp I would have warned y'all to bring your welding goggles. :cool:

    Thanks for the trip report: it looks like you had a great hang in spite...
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    SOLD: Funds sent.

    Funds sent.
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    SOLD: I'll take it....the Hawk, Sheath and 2 handles.

    I'll take it....the Hawk, Sheath and 2 handles.
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    http://www.rei.com/c/slings

    http://www.rei.com/c/slings
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    Interesting to note: climbing runners, designed...

    Interesting to note: climbing runners, designed to arrest a dynamic fall, are all bar- tacked. So are all the runners on camming devices. Of course in climbing, you depend on the dynamic rope's...
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    I'm jealous! :( Stuck here in town on the...

    I'm jealous! :( Stuck here in town on the electronic leash.
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    SOLD: Funds sent.

    Funds sent.
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    I did use the Loctite on both sides. At first, it...

    I did use the Loctite on both sides. At first, it seems to stick better than Silnet, but after time in the stuff sack it has started to separate from the material: even the shiny side. For the...
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    SOLD: I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    Next time I'm off is 23,24,25 this month. ...

    Next time I'm off is 23,24,25 this month. Wildsouth has a trail work day that I was considering participating in on the 24th. (privet pulling on 206) What would you like to see?
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    Welcome...from Gadsden. We will be having a hang...

    Welcome...from Gadsden. We will be having a hang at the Sipsey Wilderness Area around the first of April. Watch for it in the Trip Planning: Southeast Section.
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    Nice vid: thanks for posting. Was that camp up...

    Nice vid: thanks for posting. Was that camp up along the cliff above Borden Creek? I was up there Friday and Saturday night, in the Braziel Creek area. Set up a basecamp off of 208 and did some off...
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    I just applied a test dose of S-S Ultra Seam Sil...

    I just applied a test dose of S-S Ultra Seam Sil to some Silpoly scraps and Membrane sil scraps that I practiced stitches on. I'll let them cure overnight and see what happens.
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    The problem I encountered was seam-sealing the...

    The problem I encountered was seam-sealing the ridgeline seam (I used a flat-felled seam). I applied Silnet to the line of stitches as I have done before with silnylon tarps, but the silnet began to...
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    So far, the Locite Vinyl,Fabric & Plastic...

    So far, the Locite Vinyl,Fabric & Plastic Adhesive seems to be holding. I applied a thin coat to the line of stitches and it remains intact after a few cycles of stuffing/unstuffing the tarp this...
  25. After watching this video, I kind-of feel bad for...

    After watching this video, I kind-of feel bad for suggesting you start at Randolph, since the Sipsey Fork was too high to cross. If you use this guage,...
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    Unfortunately, I can't make it this weekend....

    Unfortunately, I can't make it this weekend. Looking forward to the next hang.
  27. That is Mize Mill Falls. I think Turkeyfoot Falls...

    That is Mize Mill Falls. I think Turkeyfoot Falls is the one downstream that flows in from the north.
  28. Thanks for posting the video, that was beautiful....

    Thanks for posting the video, that was beautiful. I just got home from a long weekend up there: wandering in the 208/210 area. It warmed up a bit yesterday and last night. All morning I could hear...
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    Sealing the outside is effective too. That's what...

    Sealing the outside is effective too. That's what I've always done. But that was with silnylon and argon: no problems with Silnet or Permatex adhering to those fabrics.
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    Here's what she came up with:100244

    Here's what she came up with:100244
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    :lol: I can identify with that. I showed this...

    :lol: I can identify with that. I showed this post to my wife: she wants to print and display your quote in her quilting area.

    Also, this is what I use for a rolled hem guide:...
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    So, on the Membrane Sil, the shiny side is the...

    So, on the Membrane Sil, the shiny side is the pure silicone side? I put the matte side out as suggested. That would explain why the Silnet didn't stick well.

    I honestly couldn't tell a...
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    Thank you SimonMc! If what Kyle says is true,...

    Thank you SimonMc! If what Kyle says is true, then that might be the stuff to use.
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    Yeah...that's been my way of looking at...

    Yeah...that's been my way of looking at seam-sealing. I typically use a syringe and a sampling needle to apply the silnet or permatex just on the line of stitches. This may be a case where the...
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    Are you using the Warbonnet seam (grosgrain...

    Are you using the Warbonnet seam (grosgrain bound)?

    I have some of this stuff: http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/cnt...e-Adhesive.htm Last night I painted it onto a practice seam on a piece of...
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    Cat-cuts are not completely necessary. There are...

    Cat-cuts are not completely necessary. There are plenty of square and rectangular tarps out there. The only concern is: no matter how tight you pitch it, you could still have floppy edges. You could...
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    The bound ridgeline might be the way to go with...

    The bound ridgeline might be the way to go with these new materials: Silpoly and Membrane Sil. You could always mix your own DIY silicone sealer and paint the grosgrain if you had to.

    I have...
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    I think that is correct. You could always mix...

    I think that is correct.

    You could always mix up some DIY silicone mixture and paint the grosgrain with it.
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    Homemade sealer may be the way to go. As far as...

    Homemade sealer may be the way to go. As far as shock cords on the tie-outs: I haven't tried pitching it (membrane tarp) without shock cord tensioners. Although it has very low stretch along the...
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    After one week, I have discovered a big problem:...

    After one week, I have discovered a big problem: I'm going to have to find something else to use as a seam-sealer. After repeated flexing (packing and unpacking) the Silnet starts to separate from...
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    So, did the Silnet work better? I discovered...

    So, did the Silnet work better? I discovered that I am having the same problem with the new Membrane sil. Permatex Flowable Silicone will barely stick, and peels off easily after curing. Silnet...
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    That's beautiful!

    That's beautiful!
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    I'd be interested too. Have you seen the other...

    I'd be interested too. Have you seen the other campsites further up the road from Raven Cliffs TH? Not nearly as busy as crowded the TH area. Maybe somebody in the area could check it out.
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    I like that OD color-it looks good. You did a...

    I like that OD color-it looks good. You did a nice job on it too.

    That could be bad news about the Permatex not sticking. If you can't effectively seam-seal, what's the point in using these new...
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    This really is a great fabric for tarps. Here...

    This really is a great fabric for tarps.

    Here is my review:www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/103344-Membrane-Sil-15-denier-Review

    I had mine up last weekend in sustained rain. It...
  46. Thread: Questions

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    If you just would like to make your own hammock...

    If you just would like to make your own hammock and UQ , shoot me a PM. I have a lot of ripstop you can have for the postage.
  47. Actually, I chose the the khaki...the green tea...

    Actually, I chose the the khaki...the green tea is a tarp I'm working on for someone else. But yes, it is a nice shade of green. It looks better in front of you than it does on the website. (as...
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    997139971499715 Here are a few pics of my...

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    Here are a few pics of my recent progress, after joining the three panels with two 13 1/2' flat-felled seams. This beast is 12' long at the ridgeline, and a full 14' wide. The...
  49. That's looking nice, corrumpu. I'm impatient...

    That's looking nice, corrumpu. I'm impatient too, so I hear ya about trying to do a project with the holidays, family, job, etc. As you have noted, take your time: it will get done and you'll have...
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    Max and I did that same loop once, clockwise as...

    Max and I did that same loop once, clockwise as you suggest. I think that's the easiest direction because 210 is generally downhill northwest to southeast. You can easily do it in two days. We...
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