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    Welcome! It looks like you are on your way....

    Welcome! It looks like you are on your way. Hammock Quest: Condolences and congratulations. :lol:
  2. Thread: zing it

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    I feel really silly, but this is first I've heard...

    I feel really silly, but this is first I've heard of soft shackles? What are they? Do they come with my tarp or do I order them seperately?[/QUOTE]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0eZz36PRYI
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  3. Thread: zing it

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    Another vote for zingit. Ive used it for all of...

    Another vote for zingit. Ive used it for all of my continuous ridgelines. A dutch hook and a dutch fly or wasp and you are in business. A couple of soft shackles on the ridgeline, either a five wrap...
  4. Nice review! You look like you tried all the...

    Nice review! You look like you tried all the sleeping positions. How big is it when bundled as tightly as possible? Could you backpack it?
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    Wow. Such a simple difference. From the same...

    Wow. Such a simple difference.

    From the same page: "We should all urge Scouting organizations to be consistent with Ashley’s nomenclature and abandon both the Taut Line Hitch, and its name, and...
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    Midshipmans hitch, also known as the "Tautline...

    Midshipmans hitch, also known as the "Tautline hitch". This is a great knot which works very well with most rope. One known exception is amsteel. If you don't do an end bury, it can pull through. The...
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    Smart move in those temps. Good video to help...

    Smart move in those temps. Good video to help people see an example of when to use common sense and live to see another opportunity.
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    Those are some great looking quilts. The UP looks...

    Those are some great looking quilts. The UP looks like a nice down alternative. I love the idea of a synthetic that flows and moves like down.

    Let us know how it goes in the colder temps.

    It...
  9. I'm in! This is cool!

    I'm in! This is cool!
  10. Looks like that bad boy will handle some cold...

    Looks like that bad boy will handle some cold weather! Agree that the "blue steel" pose is strong!!
  11. I tried to use them for a while. They kind of...

    I tried to use them for a while. They kind of worked, but I found them to be hard on the tarp. Also had one break for no reason. I wish they were a product I could have continued to use, but the poor...
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    Nice trip report! Thanks for the look-see.

    Nice trip report! Thanks for the look-see.
  13. I love a good flip-flop-sideways-lay night of...

    I love a good flip-flop-sideways-lay night of sleep. Ten hours of back and forth and deep slumber. Throw a little back lay and some taco in there for fun.

    The pillow effect is nice when laying on...
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    Which umbrella do you have? Six ounces sounds...

    Which umbrella do you have? Six ounces sounds pretty good
  15. There HAS to be something wrong with that quilt...

    There HAS to be something wrong with that quilt if it failed you at 20 degrees.

    If it's subjectivity, you would be the coldest sleeper ever.
  16. Fabrics that are suitable for an uqp are not...

    Fabrics that are suitable for an uqp are not usually suitable as a hammock. I admittedly don't have any experience with mtn, but if you would consider it for an uqp, then the characteristics of that...
  17. As long as the baffles will support the loft,...

    As long as the baffles will support the loft, additional 950 should only add to the warmth value.
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    That looks real good. While cat cuts are not...

    That looks real good. While cat cuts are not considered necessary on poly, they still look great and tighten things up a bit more than straight edges. Nice work [emoji108]
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    Looks good from here!

    Looks good from here!
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    Hey thanks Rain. I thought the three inch...

    Hey thanks Rain.

    I thought the three inch baffle was a bit much. Good to know from someone who's built a Karo and had experience.

    How did you like sewing those baffles??
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    Brilliant!

    Brilliant!
  22. We hiked the trail up morrow mountain from the...

    We hiked the trail up morrow mountain from the campground. Some steep sections. Old native American quarry half way up the mountain makes for an interesting all quartz trail for a section.

    It was...
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    You've not gone too far. Build it and show us how...

    You've not gone too far. Build it and show us how it works out.

    Another forum member just built a hammock you can lay sideways in. [emoji16]

    Nothing is over the edge!

    I imagine it will...
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    That's gonna be a serious diagonal lay. The...

    That's gonna be a serious diagonal lay. The widest I have ever done is 72 and it was very comfortable. Lots of extra fabric to deal with but you can almost get sideways in it.

    Interesting project....
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    Whewhee, that is a good looking quilt! That...

    Whewhee, that is a good looking quilt! That baffling!

    It's good to know there is a vendor doing this style and by all accounts, you do some of the best work available.

    I thought about doing...
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    Thanks, Sunny. The value of diy is truly in the...

    Thanks, Sunny. The value of diy is truly in the learning and feeling of accomplishment. Then you get the gear to use.

    I think my next project may be a **tent**. :scared:
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    Thanks Otter. I did reduce the recommended gap...

    Thanks Otter. I did reduce the recommended gap between each box to help slow down the movement of down. I hope it works out. I'll post some updates here after I put it in the cold a few nights. I'm...
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    What great timing. Very cool that you can hear at...

    What great timing. Very cool that you can hear at such distance over the water. Let us know how it goes. Never disappointed with HG.
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    Hey, thanks for the compliments. The baffles...

    Hey, thanks for the compliments.

    The baffles are 3" finished. The Karo step boxes vary from 11 1/2 to 13 inch. The gaps between the boxes are two inches in each direction.

    The calculator I used...
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    Diy Karo Step topquilt

    Recently completed a diy Karo step topquilt using a lot of guidance from Dubberdesigns.com and several of his YouTube videos.

    Cannibalized some down from an old down comforter.

    Bought some...
  31. I am another advocate for the lineloc 3's. They...

    I am another advocate for the lineloc 3's. They are great with the appropriate size line and take away any fiddly-ness. If you are going for the dyneema, why not go ahead and get some doors with it?
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    Many good points. I guess asking precise...

    Many good points. I guess asking precise questions of each manufacturer is a good bet if the exact size matters.



    My DIY tarps were all built to exact length, for coverage. On hammocks, it...
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    How Long is 10ft, 11ft, 12ft?

    I am honestly not sure.

    Are we talking finished length? Length of fabric before making said tarp or hammock?

    For the folks that advocate for 12ft hammocks or tarps, are they actually 12ft in...
  34. FS: I'll take the beanie

    I'll take the beanie
  35. How very creative and beautiful. I admire your...

    How very creative and beautiful. I admire your follow through to pull it all together. I'm sure it will be a sight to behold on your teal stand. Nice work on arranging the continuous pattern! I hope...
  36. Shoot yeah! I made one of those about a year and...

    Shoot yeah! I made one of those about a year and a half ago from your older xenon. I Love it!

    Palatial, indeed!
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  37. When you make a tarp from xl fabric, use premium...

    When you make a tarp from xl fabric, use premium fabrics with higher waterproof ratings, add tieouts or beastie d's for pole mods, or anything beyond the basic offerings, it costs more.

    I factor...
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    Only drawback would be a loss of symmetry on the...

    Only drawback would be a loss of symmetry on the tarp. Your other option could be to buy a hex tarp and a set of doors. Or buy a thunderfly and put a set of doors on one end. By the time you do that...
  39. You always put together some nice videos. Thanks...

    You always put together some nice videos. Thanks for another great look into your extra-marital dalliances!:lol:
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    Great video! I liked the editing style and the...

    Great video! I liked the editing style and the music. Beautiful shots you took throughout those hills and laurel valleys.
  41. Improve upon the design of the wheel. 2lb hammock...

    Improve upon the design of the wheel. 2lb hammock with webbing in place of dyneema. Stretchy fabric creating too much sag. Ultra comfortable deep well that makes the ridgeline out of reach.

    I like...
  42. Are there such things as drunken hangs?

    Are there such things as drunken hangs?
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    When wet, simply shake and stuff...

    When wet, simply shake and stuff [emoji23][emoji2957]

    Looks like a very cool product!
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    Check out SLD. You can get a trail lair with...

    Check out SLD. You can get a trail lair with ridgeline and 11' for right around your budget.

    https://simplylightdesigns.com/collections/hammocks/products/trail-lair

    I don't own any of his...
  45. Do the folks calling for not using 3/4" emt have...

    Do the folks calling for not using 3/4" emt have any experience making one? Any failures to provide testimony about?

    I'm curious, because when my wife and I put 300lbs in our 3/4" inch, full 10...
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    This was an extremely good deal before you...

    This was an extremely good deal before you started including line locs and seam sealer. The winterdream is a steal and it has gro edges for those who prefer it. Very nice!
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    I hang the tarp first because it is on the top of...

    I hang the tarp first because it is on the top of my bag, as it was the last thing to come down and be packed away.

    With a tarp sleeve, the tarp doesn't get in your way. Stretch the tarp snake...
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    Hey, that is a much appreciated and valued...

    Hey, that is a much appreciated and valued compliment. I've owned the blackbird and know how great the quality of your products look, feel and perform.

    I saw your post about the new stake roll...
  49. This may be one of the most epic routes ever...

    This may be one of the most epic routes ever planned. Definitely keeping up with this!
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    That's remarkably inexpensive for a complete...

    That's remarkably inexpensive for a complete setup. This could be a really good option as a backup, a test kit, or something to throw in the car.

    I hope nobody calls you any bad names for sharing...
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