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    First I hear about Dream Hammock coping with a...

    First I hear about Dream Hammock coping with a loss, now Loco Libre! I hope he tackles it and fights it off fast. I have a friend who's on a ventilator right now with Covid. Scary times.

    Get well...
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    I have a 10x10 tarp off Amazon - I think $30 I...

    I have a 10x10 tarp off Amazon - I think $30 I paid for it? - and it's good quality but packs too big and heavy for hiking. But on car camping trips, it's cheap and it's big and because it's cheap...
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    I've ordered from Quest before and the service...

    I've ordered from Quest before and the service was pretty good. They don't have a ton of stuff I can't get at RBTR but it's a good resource to know about.
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    Well, on the bright side, the more you post the...

    Well, on the bright side, the more you post the more members trust you because you're building a relationship with the people who will be buying. ��*♂️
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    Yeah, I'd already seen that when he replied. But...

    Yeah, I'd already seen that when he replied. But thank you!
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    I can't speak about a comparison, but I have the...

    I can't speak about a comparison, but I have the Exped XP7 that I use in a DIY cross bridge I'm trying to work out, and it's warm enough you'd almost think it has an actual heat source. It has some...
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    ...sorry, that's on me I should have been more...

    ...sorry, that's on me I should have been more specific. The Dutch Flyz. Which was a dumb question actually because it has the V-lock thing like a Fig 9. Thanks!
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    Warbonnet guyline is the same as the stuff you...

    Warbonnet guyline is the same as the stuff you get from Ripstip by the roll. I've bought both. :)

    Will the cord sold by Paria work in the Loopalien or Dutch tensioner?
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    I have 6' all around and never run anything close...

    I have 6' all around and never run anything close to short. Often enough I end up with quite a bit of line left to roll up. The continuous ridgeline I have run short on that once or twice, but I...
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    Payment sent for $15. Do I post here when I...

    Payment sent for $15.

    Do I post here when I arrives or leave seller feedback? I've bought in other forums where it's a thing. Thx!
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    I'll take it. It's a tad bigger than I'm looking...

    I'll take it. It's a tad bigger than I'm looking for but it's something to work with. Let me know the PP email I'll send the money today. :)
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    JetBoil Pot

    I'm looking for *only the pot* from a Jetboil Zip or Flash. I don't care too much about the condition of the pot itself since I'm after the heat transfer fins part on the bottom.

    EDIT: or if you...
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    I had a pretty good experience with them too....

    I had a pretty good experience with them too. When I ordered my UQ a few years ago, I followed it up with an email inquiring what the ETA was since at the time they didn't have it on the website...or...
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    There's no comparison to HyperD...AirWave I...

    There's no comparison to HyperD...AirWave I thought was far easier to work with, HyperD is a headache in rolled goods form. I don't use it in my projects more because of 1.7 MTN which is stronger,...
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    When I use buckles it's the aluminum ones from...

    When I use buckles it's the aluminum ones from Warbonnet. Simple, easy to adjust even under light or moderate load, easy to use with cold fingers...they just all around work great for me.

    Usually...
  16. Looks good! But now you're hooked on diy......

    Looks good!

    But now you're hooked on diy... <maniacal laugh>
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    That's a couple hours from my driveway, it's been...

    That's a couple hours from my driveway, it's been raining (steady at times) but it hasn't been heavy, and I generally get more precipitation given my proximity to the lakes. I'm northward over the...
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    One word about the Flyz: I have a couple I bought...

    One word about the Flyz: I have a couple I bought on here, and I love them. They work really great. And you're right those things are smaller than they look in the pictures and potentially easy to...
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    My first hammock was an XLC, and it really has...

    My first hammock was an XLC, and it really has the best features of any gathered end hammock I've tried...that shelf...I get irritated in other GE hammocks because they don't have it. It's true you...
  20. ...just a thought on Hardware for OP: It will...

    ...just a thought on Hardware for OP: It will fray the line after a while, but some puts more wear than others. We've mentioned Fig9's...I love them but stopped using them because of the teeth. Even...
  21. Well that's better than my first guess. Not gonna...

    Well that's better than my first guess. Not gonna lie at first I thought it was a dried pumpkin stem :scared:
  22. +1 for Tarpticks, also the MicroTi GLT from...

    +1 for Tarpticks, also the MicroTi GLT from Loopalien. Also the Fig9!

    All work well, but that MicroTi...keep an eye on those because if you drop it you will never find it.



    This is so cool!...
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    So we're talking about impact strength versus...

    So we're talking about impact strength versus simple forces at play with tight ridgelines?

    You've all likely seen this but perhaps it'll help the discussion at hand...or not. I'm not a maths...
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    Does anyone have feedback with Lawson's Ironwire?...

    Does anyone have feedback with Lawson's Ironwire? It must be popular it's all sold out in the longer hanks, just wondering if it's worth the premium and what everyone's thoughts are about it. thanks!
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    I doubt the issue would be with the fabric...I...

    I doubt the issue would be with the fabric...I have 1.2MTN in my last bridge build, and after many hangs there are also no issues with it; bridges are significantly higher stress and my pattern...
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    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the...

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
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    I know this isn't directed at me and I'm very new...

    I know this isn't directed at me and I'm very new to building bridges, but yes you can shorten the width to raise end. I don't remember how far back it was but some users here have experimented with...
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    I've looked over a couple others to understand...

    I've looked over a couple others to understand the basic idea, but plan on introducing new ideas myself now I have a few bridges under my belt. We'll see if those ideas things actually improve...
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    I use a Bernina 1030 and am working on laying out...

    I use a Bernina 1030 and am working on laying out the same project! I've been looking for a 930 for a while, they don't sell cheap when you want one in decent shape.
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    I have the .600 and .710 set from Ruta Locura,...

    I have the .600 and .710 set from Ruta Locura, and the wall width looks like 1mm. My calipers may be a bit off (yes, I broke out my calipers!), it actually reads closer to 0.045" which is 1.1mm. I...
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    Brian that is one of the best bridges I've seen...

    Brian that is one of the best bridges I've seen yet and I love the step x step photos...too few MYOGers use the rich bright colors.

    I've made 5 or 6 bridges as I tweak my pattern...I hope one day...
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    The beauty of making it yourself is that you can...

    The beauty of making it yourself is that you can tinker around with the cut and the features to get exactly what you want. I made a simple 11.5' hammock from leftover 1.0 HyperD and it was incredibly...
  33. The Blackbird XLC was my main hammock for quite a...

    The Blackbird XLC was my main hammock for quite a while, and it could be considered an "ultimate" gathered end hammock I suppose...it's wide enough and has some features you either won't find...
  34. I'm familiar with a fair amount of the area...

    I'm familiar with a fair amount of the area around Cranberry, but darned if I can find Peavine Swamp...?
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    I've bought my cordage from RBTR as well, good...

    I've bought my cordage from RBTR as well, good prices & shipping and I've always had good service. If you need a lot of it, they sell whole spools too at a better price.
  36. Cranberry Lake is beautiful, I was there about...

    Cranberry Lake is beautiful, I was there about 6wks ago (trying out my new bridge hammock!). There's primitive spots in the Five Ponds wilderness a few miles E of the campground, but they're a good...
  37. I use 1.75mm Zingit for non-load bearing...

    I use 1.75mm Zingit for non-load bearing ridgelines (eg, anything but the hammock). Never had anything even remotely considered a failure or a potential failure.



    Plus the taper also...
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    I bought my Superfly on a cosmetic blemish mark...

    I bought my Superfly on a cosmetic blemish mark down, and for the life of me I've never been able to find exactly what's wrong with it. They distinguish between cosmetic and functional blemishes, I...
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    ^^ What he said. I have shock cord tensioners on...

    ^^ What he said. I have shock cord tensioners on my Silnylon Superfly, and it works like it's supposed to; definitely a noticeable benefit. When I get myself around to making my Silpoly one I'll...
  40. I hang low enough in my 2nd bedroom gear loft...

    I hang low enough in my 2nd bedroom gear loft that I use my Coleman cooler; I have the wall mounts low enough that a catastrophic failure in my MYOG hammocks won't kill me. The cooler is a tad low...
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    That looks really sharp, I love the "making of"...

    That looks really sharp, I love the "making of" pictures too.

    EDIT: Actually I have a question too while I'm at it, and since you mentioned it...is the strip of Hex70 between the zipper and the...
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    I made a similar bridge myself, at least in...

    I made a similar bridge myself, at least in regard to the head and foot widths. I'm 5'8 and 145#, and I think the feet get a little cramped, not the shoulders. I redid with an extra 4" on the foot...
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    Bill you continue to amaze me with how...

    Bill you continue to amaze me with how knowledgeable and helpful you are. :)
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    My thoughts as well....I went from a diamond...

    My thoughts as well....I went from a diamond 10x10 to a Superfly and fully anticipated I'd still be using my diamond in the summer, but as it happens the weight difference over (or under?) my...
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    Looks really good for the first or tenth one! My...

    Looks really good for the first or tenth one! My first one came out looking like a first project...the bugnet was troublesome I found.

    ...don't forget to let the air out of the saddlebags when you...
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    that's the reason I'm interested in about the...

    that's the reason I'm interested in about the toggles too...I love my Dutch Flyz but they're not the easiest things to slide if I need to move them closer/further to the tree. If the holes were just...
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    I've got a Superfly I bought several years ago...

    I've got a Superfly I bought several years ago and I love it. Warbonnet offers the choice of two fabrics, Silynylon or Silpoly. I can't vouch for the other options mentioned but I love the Superfly,...
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    Thank you! I was looking at these:...

    Thank you!

    I was looking at these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284275821073?hash=item423028ca11:g:VeMAAOSwNMhgid5s

    ...way off price. :scared:
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    I looked up Jeff's toggles, and they're $15 a pop...

    I looked up Jeff's toggles, and they're $15 a pop on eBay, compared to $8/ea for Flyz...am I looking in the wrong place? I am genuinely curious if they can found cheaper. Thanks!
  50. The generic one doesn't need a second tree to tie...

    The generic one doesn't need a second tree to tie off on, Dutch's chair looks comfy but it does limit your options. I'd have trouble even finding a nice hang for the the generic one.
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