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    At 9.3¢ per foot that's better than cheap(ish),...

    At 9.3¢ per foot that's better than cheap(ish), that's a steal!!
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    Also know as a bath pouf...

    Also know as a bath pouf.
  3. If you're really intent on going "colorful", try...

    If you're really intent on going "colorful", try Ripstop by the Roll's OutdoorINK line. There's enough variety over there to satisfy just about every interest.
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    I immediately wondered why someone would want to...

    I immediately wondered why someone would want to drive large hex head wood screws into their snake skins or tarp!! ;-)
  5. I've always said straight stitches are overrated....

    I've always said straight stitches are overrated. All those imperfections add character! And your trip sounds like it will be awesome. Best of luck! Say Hi to my daughter Kate, she'll be the...
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    I hate bugs more than I love a netless hang. So...

    I hate bugs more than I love a netless hang. So I use a bug net (fronkey style) when there are bugs. And I think it's completely worth it! Other's may have a different opinion, but you need to do...
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    If I can get homebrewed ham radio gear on a...

    If I can get homebrewed ham radio gear on a plane, you can get hammocks on. The only thing they might question is the hardware. 'Biners they've probably seen before; dutch hooks, wasps, fleas,...
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    There is Derek Hansen's HUG...

    There is Derek Hansen's HUG, which is still a bug net, but a minimalist one.

    And I'm a big fan of chemicals (Permethrin, DEET, Picaridin, etc.) In my experience, DEET just works. Every time. I...
  9. Found their site here....

    Found their site here.
    And on Amazon here.

    I don't see why you couldn't try them out. They're inexpensive enough if they don't work out, and the edges don't actually look sharp (in the examples...
  10. Check out this blog post...

    Check out this blog post over at RSBTR. Something like their bonded reinforcing patch might be just the thing you need for repairing the tear.

    As for sewing on a new tie-out, do you have a...
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    Does "the blue one" count as a name? If so, then...

    Does "the blue one" count as a name? If so, then yes I do! ;-)
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    My 5 year old is currently TERRIFIED of...

    My 5 year old is currently TERRIFIED of hammocks!! Can't get him anywhere near one. (he's also terrified of bugs, and loud public toilets :mellow: )

    What's your secret?
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    I really liked those aluminum toggles Redoleary...

    I really liked those aluminum toggles Redoleary linked to, but they are a bit overkill for our needs. A scaled down version would be awesome!
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    Try this: In Google's search box type...

    Try this: In Google's search box type "site:hammockforums.net grizz beaks"

    This will use the power of google's search engine but limit it's focus to the Hammock Forums website.
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    Yes, that will work. You can also add a diagonal...

    Yes, that will work. You can also add a diagonal for a 5th hammock. Your "square" might need to become a diamond/parallelogram to make that work, but as long as your tripods can carry the weight...
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    I bet sidneyhornblower was pointing out the...

    I bet sidneyhornblower was pointing out the instructions you find by following his link. It leads to this PDF document.
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    You need to find tarp material with a high UPF...

    You need to find tarp material with a high UPF rating. My cursory search turned up lots of good info for clothing (here and here for example) but not for tarps.

    If you contact RBTR or Dutch, they...
  18. If you're determined to pursue the DIY bags, you...

    If you're determined to pursue the DIY bags, you might order a fabric sample from RBTR. For $3 you get 4 different fabric samples to help you decide. That's pretty cheap insurance against yards and...
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    If you google "burn test", you get lots of...

    If you google "burn test", you get lots of results. This PDF doc included aramid fibers (which is what Kevlar is classified as).
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    If you click on the picture, the tripod is...

    If you click on the picture, the tripod is labeled BlueSky Mast. Looks like they cater to the military.
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    This... And once you've actually fallen from...

    This...

    And once you've actually fallen from that "sitting height" you'll realize that even THAT is too far to fall! :scared:
  22. Yep! Exhibit #1: 174245

    Yep! Exhibit #1:

    174245
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    Derek Hansen over at the Ultimate Hang...

    Derek Hansen over at the Ultimate Hang demonstrated this using a couple of scales. In the video he promises more tests, but that was almost 6 years ago and I haven't seen any follow up. Maybe I'm...
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    Just one. I'm not much of a picture taker but I...

    Just one. I'm not much of a picture taker but I managed to capture it when I set up my first DIY hammock for a trial run.
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    I made my own ENO style attached stuff sack and...

    I made my own ENO style attached stuff sack and added it to my hammock. Easy and convenient.
  26. I mis-threaded one of my cinch buckles my second...

    I mis-threaded one of my cinch buckles my second time out. It held well enough when I gave it a firm tug, but let loose as soon as my full weight was applied. Like most, I suffered a bruised pride,...
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    Hmmm... I thought GNP was for Glacier National...

    Hmmm... I thought GNP was for Glacier National Park.
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    I'm 5'4" and have been perfectly comfortable in...

    I'm 5'4" and have been perfectly comfortable in 10' and 11' hammocks. Never tried anything shorter. My 10 footer is ~60" wide and my 11 footer is 72" wide. I don't side-sleep in a hammock.
  29. I tried spraying my hammock the first time I...

    I tried spraying my hammock the first time I treated it. Most of the permethrin was carried away on the wind. Now I soak! :-)
  30. I made a bottom entry bug net from a kit by RSBTR...

    I made a bottom entry bug net from a kit by RSBTR. I'm more than happy with it and consider a zipper to be a potential point of failure rather than a "feature".

    You get enough material in the kit...
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    And I always thought a flat tarp was the one that...

    And I always thought a flat tarp was the one that had lost all it's fizz... :tongueup:
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    4x4 posts are adequate if you put a brace between...

    4x4 posts are adequate if you put a brace between the tops of the posts. A search of the forums will turn up all sorts of discussion and ideas related to backyard hammock hanging.
  33. I'm right-handed and first tried sleeping head...

    I'm right-handed and first tried sleeping head right in a hammock because that seemed to make sense to me. I always eventually shifted to head left and pretty quickly gave up even trying for a head...
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    I've accomplished the same thing using a zip-tie,...

    I've accomplished the same thing using a zip-tie, which has the advantage of being stiff and making the threading part a piece of cake.
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    If it's "frilly" that annoys you, maybe some duct...

    If it's "frilly" that annoys you, maybe some duct tape? There's lots of colors and patterns available to suit your style but traditional grey is about as anti-frilly as it gets. :tongueup:
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    I completed my first Gemini about a month ago (it...

    I completed my first Gemini about a month ago (it was a Christmas present to myself!) As long as you have a proper seam ripper you shouldn't have any trouble. It's tedious and time consuming, but...
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    I have an old (~10 years) mosquito net I picked...

    I have an old (~10 years) mosquito net I picked up at Boy Scout camp one year that has a hex/honeycomb pattern weave and is more open than your run-of-the-mill noseeum.

    A quick google search...
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    I bought THESE...

    I bought THESE off the shelf at Walmart a couple of years ago. I think I paid $0.97 each.

    I don't like them, as they seem to want to bend if you manage to drive them into hidden roots (which are...
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    I used green floral wire for all my splicing...

    I used green floral wire for all my splicing (1.75mm and 7/64") and it turned out great. I've seen comments from some who used guitar strings instead of floral wire with good success. Honestly,...
  40. I think this is what you're looking for...

    I think this is what you're looking for sunsetkyaker:

    http://theultimatehang.com/2013/04/02/3-person-hammock-stand/
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    Unless the needle in your sewing machine is...

    Unless the needle in your sewing machine is cutting fibers in the fabric with each stitch, this is not true. A good sharp needle should simply push the fibers aside as it passes through, leaving the...
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    There's a house just a mile or so down the street...

    There's a house just a mile or so down the street from me with that EXACT swing setup. It went up just this past summer. I've never seen any hammocks hanging from it. They obviously don't know...
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    If anybody knows anything about getting a god...

    If anybody knows anything about getting a god hang, Shug does! :laugh: . :mellow:
  44. You could improve that significantly by using a...

    You could improve that significantly by using a KU Jayhawk on a basketball court. :tongueup:

    But seriously, it looks beautiful! Well done.
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    I did that once. Was instantly dropped to the...

    I did that once. Was instantly dropped to the ground! Now I always double check them. I love my cinch buckles. :)
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    Have you considered making a double-ended stuff...

    Have you considered making a double-ended stuff sack? It's easy to do and there are plenty of plans and instructions around here to guide you.
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    +1 Most lingerie bags I've seen are pretty...

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    Most lingerie bags I've seen are pretty small. I found a mesh laundry bag that's about the same size as a 13 gallon kitchen trash bag that does the trick though!
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    :(
  49. Kilt works for me! I have trouble just finding...

    Kilt works for me!

    I have trouble just finding time to get out in the piney woods. Kids, wife, work and my own lack of inertia all seem to conspire against me. :)
  50. There was this discussion...

    There was this discussion over at the RBTR sub-forum several weeks ago that might shed some light.
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