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    Last weekend I tried a rolled hem foot. They are...

    Last weekend I tried a rolled hem foot. They are quite finiky to work with and take lots of practice to get the hang of. I personally decided against it as the hem it was making was much smaller than...
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    The reason I'd make it shorter is to take a foot...

    The reason I'd make it shorter is to take a foot off the material and make a stuff sack that matches the hammock. Then they don't get confused as to whose is whose. They each picked colors. And then...
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    So the real, and original, question still stands....

    So the real, and original, question still stands. How do you go about sizing a DIY hammock to a child?
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    Hammock Length: the 4 foot rule?

    Hers the link where I found the 4 foot rule. Again, I'm just looking for opinions. Not claiming anything.

    https://sectionhiker.com/camping-hammock-length-and-comfort-how-to-choose/
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    Good points all. I'm thinking of cutting off 1ft...

    Good points all. I'm thinking of cutting off 1ft from the 12 feet I have for each of the kits and using that for making the stuff sacks. This'll give them 10' hammocks.

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    Hammock Length: the 4 foot rule?

    Good morning internet's!
    Here's the issue. I'm making 3 hammocks this weekend, on for my buddy and each of his kids. My buddy has requested a full 11 ft hammock like mine, lots of room and super...
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    My wife has a bag from Mary Kay like this for her...

    My wife has a bag from Mary Kay like this for her make-up. Really handy!

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  8. I am an avid Hunter and one day plan on...

    I am an avid Hunter and one day plan on backpacking into the backwoods with my hammock for a hunt. Here is what I would recommend after years of hunting experience.
    1) wear blaze orange. Here in...
  9. I wonder how well it would work to set up the...

    I wonder how well it would work to set up the tarps so you have a "communal area" in the center that is covered.

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    As a Design Engineer by education and profession,...

    As a Design Engineer by education and profession, I love to design something and then make it a reality!
    With that, the price point of diy gear is super appealing. So long as it is a feasible...
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    On a straight cut, that happens when your hem...

    On a straight cut, that happens when your hem isn't lined up straight with iteslf. For example, the small rolled bit got fest faster than the main portion of the fabric at one point, this causing the...
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    Ya, I'm pretty please! Gonna try a new spot today...

    Ya, I'm pretty please! Gonna try a new spot today that should have more shade.

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    Awesome! Looks nice and comfy! I also completed...

    Awesome! Looks nice and comfy! I also completed my first diy hammock over the weekend! Now it's a game of finding all the places to hang that I...
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    Ya, something like that should do fine. Don't...

    Ya, something like that should do fine. Don't need many stitch options. And brother should have plenty of foot options for ha

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  15. Your trip reports are always inspiring! I'm...

    Your trip reports are always inspiring! I'm slowly gathering my hammock equipment and planning my first backpacking trip. I haven't been out for several years and really miss it! Looking forward to...
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    Ya Marlin Spike would work. Go look up a cinch...

    Ya Marlin Spike would work. Go look up a cinch buckle on dutchwaregear.com and you'll see an easier way :)

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    I'd say split the 25 in half and there ya go. Two...

    I'd say split the 25 in half and there ya go. Two straps. Sew a loop in one end of each. Then feed the loose end thru the loop and then its just how do you want to connect to the hammock. A cinch...
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    If you go to Ripstopbytheroll.com they have a...

    If you go to Ripstopbytheroll.com they have a chart with what the fabrics are rated at (roughly). And you can make double layer hammocks that are quite Strong.

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  19. He's alive!!! Sent from my Moto G (5S) Plus...

    He's alive!!!

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  20. He hasn't responded yet, I think the snorting...

    He hasn't responded yet, I think the snorting beast got him. Hanger down in sector 7. RIP
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    Preparing for first DIY project.

    I just received my $10 DIY kit from RSBTR and am super excited to make myself a roll top stuff sack!
    My next project will be a DIY hammock from them and I'm curious. I have been thinking of using...
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    For sure HYOH. I like all the different ways...

    For sure HYOH. I like all the different ways people stash their gear.
    My thoughts were: I've only done tent camping where you can keep your gear in the tent, or I have a backpacking tent where the...
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    Sticky: Ignore this... I really appreciate this chart....

    Ignore this...

    I really appreciate this chart. Would love to see the weight ratings for the fabrics listed in the double layer sections listed as if for single layer use.

    Nevermind... I'm an...
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    Lol! Almost thought my brother was on here. He...

    Lol! Almost thought my brother was on here. He goes by Bill sometimes on the interwebs. Our last name involves goats :)

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    That's a good idea. I like that it ends up 'off'...

    That's a good idea. I like that it ends up 'off' the ground with the pack cover. Smart.

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    Ooo! That's awesome! Sent from my Moto G (5S)...

    Ooo! That's awesome!

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    The rest of your gear?

    Once your hanging in the tree, what do you do to keep the rest of your gear protected and such? Does your pack lean against the tree? Does it rest on a tarp under your tarp canopy? Or do you leave it...
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    Ya, summers really fill up quick. A fall hang...

    Ya, summers really fill up quick. A fall hang might work. For me personally, my fall is full of college classes, might have a Saturday free to get together.
    As for camping up this way, there are...
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    @fivefreds, Thats awesome! I wonder if more...

    @fivefreds, Thats awesome!

    I wonder if more people would come to a hang if it was more of a saturday thing, rather than a full blown campout? Just so we can all get together for some food and show...
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    That's to bad. It'd be hard to keep hangs going...

    That's to bad. It'd be hard to keep hangs going if not many people are coming. Sounds like overall there was a good showing though. Where would you guys do the hangs?
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    Thanks Jabraso! I'm looking forward to it! it'll...

    Thanks Jabraso! I'm looking forward to it! it'll be my first time sewing with nylon material. Twill be an adventure!
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    Sticky: Awesome booklet!

    Awesome booklet!
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    HEEEYYYY!!! Ya, I see myself falling headfirst...

    HEEEYYYY!!!

    Ya, I see myself falling headfirst into this once I finish college and have the time for it. :) For now, Its the DIY kit and then a hammock. Just to get my toes wet. :)

    We should...
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    HEEEEYYYYY!!! Glad to see another Utahn! Ya, I...

    HEEEEYYYYY!!!

    Glad to see another Utahn! Ya, I can see how this rabbit hole could run deep. (not my first rabbit hole... :) )

    Well, if there haven't been any hangs in utah recently, maybe we'll...
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    New (soon-to-be) Hanger in Utah!

    Good morning tree folk!
    Let me start off by saying, I can be very impressionable.
    With that out of the way, I can proceed. I've always loved the outdoors and have been camping and hiking since...
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