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  1. This. I sleep every night in a GT Double...

    This. I sleep every night in a GT Double (10-6x6-6) hung with LOTS of sag. It is roomy and sublimely comfortable.

    This is not doable as a camping hammock, however, and requires re-thinking under...
  2. .........:D..........

    .........:D..........
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    If the dates work out for me, I want to meet...

    If the dates work out for me, I want to meet y'all where I can drive in. Winding Stair, maybe? Don't plan on water @ Winding Stair, btw...very unreliable. I can bring water.:)
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    Clusterhang......

    Clusterhang......
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    FYI, OK muzzle loader season is Oct 22-30. Hike...

    FYI, OK muzzle loader season is Oct 22-30. Hike safe!
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    Threadlocker is not necessary. Pipe threads (NPT)...

    Threadlocker is not necessary. Pipe threads (NPT) are tapered. Once tightened, your joints are secure.
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    Good stuff, Mike!

    Good stuff, Mike!
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    Like. Probably not necessary, but I would...

    Like.
    Probably not necessary, but I would secure the shelves to the wall for peace of mind.
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    Say what you will, I ruined a perfectly good...

    Say what you will, I ruined a perfectly good piece of Tyvek in my drier.
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    Whatever you do, DO NOT put Tyvek in a dryer. It...

    Whatever you do, DO NOT put Tyvek in a dryer. It will melt.
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    Wider hammocks are actually quite comfortable...

    Wider hammocks are actually quite comfortable when hung with lots of sag. I sleep in one every night.
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    A really good stand has yet to be built. Every...

    A really good stand has yet to be built. Every one I've seen is either not tall enough, weighs too much, or has an enormous footprint. The pipe stand mentioned above satisfies 2 out of 3. As of now,...
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    Words to live by!

    Words to live by!
  14. Hurricane clips on the studs, top and bottom. ...

    Hurricane clips on the studs, top and bottom.

    Re: your comment on popping drywall screws, if done properly, the load is on the framing, not the drywall.
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    This would not concern me if it came from anyone...

    This would not concern me if it came from anyone but a chef.
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    The soak kits are still available...the...

    The soak kits are still available...the permethrin concentration is identical to that in the Sawyers trigger spray bottles. You can soak using that, diluted 2:1with water. $10 for 12 Oz @ WM.
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    No kids, but I will offer this on washing...

    No kids, but I will offer this on washing hammocks.

    I sleep in a nylon hammock (GT Double)every night. It gets washed weekly in hot water with liquid Tide, then hung to dry. No ill...
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    There's a considerable bending moment on the...

    There's a considerable bending moment on the uprights...the answer to your question will turn on the quality of the lumber and fasteners you choose.
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    I tried a BA bag and pad...it was doable when I...

    I tried a BA bag and pad...it was doable when I went to bed, but at 2am, not so much. I scrapped it. That said, if it was all I had, I would have found a way to make it work.
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    Stainless steel leader wire from Bass Pro, here.

    Stainless steel leader wire from Bass Pro, here.
  21. I am using camo webbing with 'biners and cinch...

    I am using camo webbing with 'biners and cinch buckles...many nights over the last year or so. The webbing is lightweight, runs freely in the buckles, and wear is within acceptable limits. The only...
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    Well, right from the top, bug nets are hot....

    Well, right from the top, bug nets are hot. Simply impossible to be comfortable in hot weather with a net. I use permethrin liberally, on everything.

    A single layer hammock is cooler than a...
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    Mine is 14 gauge...I don't see a reason to go any...

    Mine is 14 gauge...I don't see a reason to go any thinner.
    You are correct...turning the top rail 45 so that the bending force is across the diagonal will make it more resistant to bowing. If the...
  24. Nice pics...glad y'all caught a break from the...

    Nice pics...glad y'all caught a break from the weather.
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    I color outside the lines. Always have. Right...

    I color outside the lines. Always have. Right now, I'm hanging at around 45 degrees with a ridiculously short rll. G'night, all. Zzzzzz.
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    Mine is a small gear hammock, made by...

    Mine is a small gear hammock, made by Sandpiper...maybe 32"x18", with shock cord in the hems. Attaches with prussics and hooks. Mod 1 was mesh, Mod 2 is ripstop, which I will soak in permethrin.
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    If this was a thing for me, I would make a...

    If this was a thing for me, I would make a separate, adjustable backrest. Wouldn't be hard to do.
  28. +3 I installed the rack on my Taco as per the...

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    I installed the rack on my Taco as per the directions, with sheet metal screws. No way would I hang from it.

    A much safer choice is to open the doors on both sides, run a strap all the way...
  29. Good call, Mike.

    Good call, Mike.
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    Sometimes I splice, and sometimes, not. I use a...

    Sometimes I splice, and sometimes, not. I use a single fisherman, and then bury the bitter ends. Never had a failure.
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    I like hammocks and cats much more than hammocks...

    I like hammocks and cats much more than hammocks and guns. Uh huh. Truly. Cats ftw.
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    Shug lost his cat a few years back, and eulogized...

    Shug lost his cat a few years back, and eulogized him in OT. It was touching, and beautiful. When Shug isn't being a goofball, he's quite the wordsmith...I wish I'd saved it.
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    When I use knots, particularly with shock cord, ...

    When I use knots, particularly with shock cord, I don't melt the tag ends. It looks awful, but a soft, frayed end seems less prone to tangles.
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    Behind door #3: no ridgeline.:)

    Behind door #3: no ridgeline.:)
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    This is pretty good stuff...affordable, high vis,...

    This is pretty good stuff...affordable, high vis, low stretch, holds knots well, and isn't tangle prone. I'm pretty sure it could be spliced, if need be....
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    Florida IS a sweat tent.:D

    Florida IS a sweat tent.:D
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    Hammock Shelter

    It started out life as a carport with 2 sides...I closed in the north end, added a woodstove and enough posts to hang 6 very good friends.

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    Awesome, TZ.

    Awesome, TZ.
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    It holds knots really well.:p

    It holds knots really well.:p
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    This, this, this. I sew grosgrain loops to both...

    This, this, this. I sew grosgrain loops to both ends, and use lightweight shock cord to tether both ends to my ridge line.
  41. Grumpy, I'm in general agreement with you,...

    Grumpy, I'm in general agreement with you, because there's no kill like overkill, but I have doubts about that eyebolt having a WLL of 2600#. Ditto the 2x6. Still, looks plenty safe.
  42. Microfiber sheet from WM.

    Microfiber sheet from WM.
  43. Concrete won't help, but an overhead beam, as per...

    Concrete won't help, but an overhead beam, as per the OP's design, will.
  44. Go watch a crew set power poles...these guys...

    Go watch a crew set power poles...these guys might know a thing or two about setting wooden poles. Notice: no gravel, no concrete, no underground apparatus....just nice, deep (10% x pole length + 2')...
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    I will be trying that, but will stick with...

    I will be trying that, but will stick with conventional cord locks on shock cord, the diameter of which decreases as it is loaded.
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    Just found these: ...

    Just found these:

    https://m.varusteleka.fi/en/product/narulukko-oliivinvihrea/33526/

    Note: dual springs!
  47. Watching...:)

    Watching...:)
  48. OK > Greenleaf Lake SP>06 FEB 16>Cabin Fever Hang

    I'm going to run over to Greenleaf Saturday and look around. Can include Friday night if there is interest.
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    ^^^Yes, I understand. My comment was for the...

    ^^^Yes, I understand. My comment was for the consideration of those looking to cut costs and/or weight.

    I made one years ago, and have since made welded versions out of 1.25" 14 gauge square...
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    The union in the middle of the top rail is...

    The union in the middle of the top rail is unnecessary, and adds weight and $. A simple coupling, or even nothing at all, works fine. Also, black pipe is significantly cheaper than galvanized.
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