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    You can get these as long as you need. I've...

    You can get these as long as you need. I've gotten a few 8' in length. Personally I'm looking at velco as my solution but you can get all your zipper needs in the link below.
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    The boys had the second floor, they seemed to...

    The boys had the second floor, they seemed to enjoy it since they were hard to get out of bed in the morning.

    The Mrs and I slept well, with the only drawback is that when one would move both...
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    Thanks to Slowanderer for the help in getting my...

    Thanks to Slowanderer for the help in getting my images up.

    Comments definitely welcome!


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    Thanks Slow... I'll give it a shot!

    Thanks Slow...

    I'll give it a shot!
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    Had a great time! Wife really enjoyed sleeping...

    Had a great time! Wife really enjoyed sleeping in a hammock and it looks like we will be doing it again but instead of the 2x2 configuration we may go bunk style with two tarps.

    I learned alot...
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    Very nice!
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    Hmmmm...... Gonna have to check with the Mrs...

    Hmmmm......

    Gonna have to check with the Mrs to see if it's doable. Got a few things coming up with Scout camping and a men's outing from church.

    This would be my first official HF Hang! If...
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    Family of 4 hangin' with the Scouts

    Okay, so it has taken me a good bit of the summer with small segments of really good build time but I have been able to complete it!

    2 hammocks from table cloths, bugnets, whoopie slings, and tree...
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    Good lookin'! I will be doing something close...

    Good lookin'!

    I will be doing something close but I don't know how it will turn out since I'm allowing my 9yo Webelos Scout to have some design input. :eek:
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    Thanks Caveman! I was having a little trouble...

    Thanks Caveman!

    I was having a little trouble getting to do that.

    How did you do it?
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    Finally Finished!!

    Hello fellow hangers!

    I know in the past I have been talking about the family tarp that I was planning and designing. I can now say that I am finished and have the final vid for y'all to check...
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    Great looking rig Pappy! I know what you mean...

    Great looking rig Pappy!

    I know what you mean about the zipper. I ordered 32' of #8 zipper the other day to attach bugnetting to my kids, wife, and finally redoing my hammock.

    Happy hanging!
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    I got the plastic, just need to go ahead and get...

    I got the plastic, just need to go ahead and get crackin'!
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    My son had a blast at his first time attending...

    My son had a blast at his first time attending Camp Daniel Boone and i was lucky enough to go up Friday morning to spend the last day with him.

    I was able to setup my rig while he was on a 5mile...
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    Awesome! Looking forward to pics and video!:D

    Awesome! Looking forward to pics and video!:D
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    Hey Viper, There may be a few ways to post...

    Hey Viper,

    There may be a few ways to post pics but the easiest way for me is the following:

    First of all you will want to be able to easily indentify your images this will make uploading much...
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    Awesome jig! I was thinking about making...

    Awesome jig!

    I was thinking about making something that would roll hems the easy way and I saw your idea very nice!
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    Okay, I've started joining the panels. So I've...

    Okay, I've started joining the panels. So I've taken a couple of pictures not to bore you with thread injecting miles of material.

    Here I have tried to setup the material on my prep table in our...
  19. I've used the double fisherman's in the past....

    I've used the double fisherman's in the past.
    http://www.animatedknots.com/doublefishermans/index.php?Categ=typebends&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

    It's pretty easy once...
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    Lost Biker, Thanks, I have 3 to work on and...

    Lost Biker,

    Thanks, I have 3 to work on and see your measuring method as a perfect substitute to what I was initially going to do.

    Thanks again!
  21. Thread: Newbie

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    I saw Minecraft and had to say HEY!! If my...

    I saw Minecraft and had to say HEY!!

    If my youngest say that handle he'd be in the forums as well.

    Welcome to HF Minecraft!
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    Family Tarp from the start

    Okay, since I was on vacation for the 4th, what better time to have some good quality family time that to work with my boys.

    Here is the first of few short videos that I took.
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    Very Cool! Last year I made my boys some...

    Very Cool!

    Last year I made my boys some elevated beds and a couple of months ago as i was making their hammocks they installed them on the posts of their beds and have been sleeping under their...
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    Okay, so we get home last night and had to get my...

    Okay, so we get home last night and had to get my stuff in order so I can finally get busy. I took a few pictures this morning and can only access HF from work. For some weird reason I can't access...
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    Welcome from Georgia! We spent a few years up...

    Welcome from Georgia! We spent a few years up there buying our first house in Sammamish.

    Many places to hang in the Pacific NW!
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    Hey MountainMan, our wives will always think...

    Hey MountainMan, our wives will always think we're crazy :D

    I've made my boys hammocks and bought my wife's. For some reason she rather have a store bought. You'd think she'd have more confidence...
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    Oh, the tarp is not coated so I will be coating...

    Oh, the tarp is not coated so I will be coating it DIY style.

    Now, to hurry home! Just a few more days to relax.
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    My oldest is 12, he recently crossed over to Boy...

    My oldest is 12, he recently crossed over to Boy Scouts and my youngest is 9 and a Webelo I.

    The tarp will be 12' long and have a ridge line height of 5'.

    I made the boys hammocks from...
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    Enough talk already, let's get busy!

    Okay, so here it is as we stand now. Before leaving for our family vacation I took delivery of 37yrds of olive drab 70D ripstop for our family tarp. Enough bright yellow 1" webbing to make tree...
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    Doooood! Awesome build! Cant let my kids see...

    Doooood! Awesome build! Cant let my kids see that or they'll want one. :eek:
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    Amazing... Sadly I have yet find such a sweet...

    Amazing...

    Sadly I have yet find such a sweet deal. :(

    Great job!
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    I posted earlier about Joanns, but did not give...

    I posted earlier about Joanns, but did not give pricing.

    They carry a white NoSeeUm or as close to NoSeeUm as I can tell and it's pretty strong.

    It's located in the utility section with ripstop...
  33. Awesome Red! I'm in the middle of designing my...

    Awesome Red!

    I'm in the middle of designing my fortress for a 2X2 hang and you've just inspired me to stop with my dilly dallying and to get on with it! :D

    Great job!
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    Sounds like the making of an awesome trip and...

    Sounds like the making of an awesome trip and building of a solid relationship.

    Happy Hanging!
  35. pretty cool stuff! Great that's all I need...

    pretty cool stuff!

    Great that's all I need now...something to get my mind spinning again! :lol:
  36. Oh, forgot to mention that they have to order it...

    Oh, forgot to mention that they have to order it from another store here in Georgia and that I'll be picking it up on Wednesday. :boggle:
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    Okay, so I finally had a chance to go the closest West Marine store near me in Cobb county Georgia.

    Mind you all I know of amsteel/dyneema is what I have heard and read here in this here forum. ...
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    Before becoming a hanger I strapped it to a tree....

    Before becoming a hanger I strapped it to a tree. I like keeping things at a working height.

    Even on scout outings I always carry my leader's pack with odds and ends in it. Once we are in an...
  39. I Love it! Remove all the strands and join...

    I Love it!

    Remove all the strands and join them together with varying knots........then throw it away.
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    That's how I'm planning on getting the whole...

    That's how I'm planning on getting the whole family in hammocks this coming fall. Side-by-side and double decker. Should be fun!

    Since we have two sets of trekking poles the only thing remaining...
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    I've done something similar, instead of the tarp...

    I've done something similar, instead of the tarp I did it with my bugnet. I incorporated a loop in my bug netting then made a loop with some shock cord and then made a diamond knot. That diamond...
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    Welcome from your neighbor to the north in...

    Welcome from your neighbor to the north in Georgia!
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    I'm in! Rinse and repeat tomorrow! :)

    I'm in! Rinse and repeat tomorrow! :)
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    I just bought each of my boys one from...

    I just bought each of my boys one from tableclothsfactory.com 60 x 126. I asked them to pick their color and we were on our way.

    Just waiting for delivery and bug netting will be the next step.
  45. Thanks Cowboy! I was trying to post it myself...

    Thanks Cowboy! I was trying to post it myself and saw that you beat me to the punch! My wife will kill me if I buy any more hammocks...:eek:
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    You can always learn something from an Old Coot,...

    You can always learn something from an Old Coot, like a fountain of knowledge. Thanks for sharing!
  47. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Welcome to the HF from Georgia!

    Welcome to the HF from Georgia!
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    That's BIG pimpin' bruh!

    That's BIG pimpin' bruh!
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    Oh, gotcha! I have been able to figure out some...

    Oh, gotcha! I have been able to figure out some of the acronyms but that one stumped me.

    What I love about DIY is that if it tears or gets messed up it's easier to repair and don't have to worry...
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    Okay.... First off what does HYOH mean? ...

    Okay....

    First off what does HYOH mean?

    Well, anyway, I don't know if you speaking in general terms but since I'm here I'll splain it for you.

    I will buy for my kids but will DIY for my wife...
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