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  1. Great job! Like the bright yellow. The poly D...

    Great job! Like the bright yellow. The poly D does not seem to stretch a lot. How did you pattern the bug net?
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    I have a Montbell super stretch sleeping bag that...

    I have a Montbell super stretch sleeping bag that I love. The baffles are stretchy, perpendicular to the direction that you show above. I think you are on to a really neat concept that should really...
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    What is the seam sealing problem?????

    What is the seam sealing problem?????
  4. Thread: UQ For Feet

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    That's Cool! or maybe Warm....I have been...

    That's Cool! or maybe Warm....I have been thinking about doing something similar. Like a 3/4 Quilt Extension for those colder temps.
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    I read somewhere that Amsteel claims that...

    I read somewhere that Amsteel claims that knotting the rope can de-rate the strength by up 50%. This application looks like a knot tied around the speed hook. It looks as though your test would...
  6. Thread: Excess material

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    How much material have you been able to replace...

    How much material have you been able to replace with spectra? Enough to be able to see through the lines? How do you the lines from tangling?
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    Nice! I think the cuben is a great idea to hold...

    Nice! I think the cuben is a great idea to hold your pad.How do you keep your poles from collapsing? what is your min hang distance?
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    The fun of DIY is you make it custom fit for you....

    The fun of DIY is you make it custom fit for you. The sleeping bag will conform to you, so I would recommend 6'6" or so... As for width, that is all about the spreader bar. IIRC you will find many...
  9. Thread: Hammock Length

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    Everything you wanted to know about water breaks...

    Everything you wanted to know about water breaks and drips lines....

    http://theultimatehang.com/2014/05/hammock-water-breaks-and-drip-lines/
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    Nice work Grapenut! Are you concerned that...

    Nice work Grapenut!

    Are you concerned that water will enter the sock from the exposed suspension?
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    I once made a bridge hammock where I used carbon...

    I once made a bridge hammock where I used carbon fiber spreader bars. The first time that I used it was at Mt Sterling in November, so it was sort of cold. The first time that I shifted in the...
  12. I don't use stuff sacks because I am lazy. it is...

    I don't use stuff sacks because I am lazy. it is so much work getting that big quilt in that little bag. I used to compress my MB sleeping bag on a regular basis and I cant tell that made any...
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    I'm in when i win

    I'm in when i win
  14. great timing, i aim backyard testing right now. ...

    great timing, i aim backyard testing right now. i am trying to decide on the ridgeline length for a new hammock. how short can i go and still be comfortable. i test everything in the backyard...
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    Really nice looking tarp. Great color. I love the...

    Really nice looking tarp. Great color. I love the use of liquid nails, as I would have never thought of using it with fabrics. It looks like its time for you to make some impressive down quilts and...
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    try tyvek, maybe the 1443 soft material kind.

    try tyvek, maybe the 1443 soft material kind.
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    LMAO.. That settles it then.Its worse than I...

    LMAO..
    That settles it then.Its worse than I thought...
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    <9lb 20 degree base weight. Does that make me a gram weenie?
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    Great project! So inside and outside pcs were the...

    Great project! So inside and outside pcs were the same side. If you were to do it again would you make the outside fabric larger or did it work out fine? What was the final weight of them?
  20. Thread: New fabrics

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    Dutch do you only sell in full yd increments?...

    Dutch
    do you only sell in full yd increments? how does the new 10d rs feel as compared to the taffeta?
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    I have not used the argon but I made a quilt with...

    I have not used the argon but I made a quilt with the T-Goat SevenD. My machine has a dial and I started with stitches in the 10-12/inch range but the machine go wonkers on me and the stitch length...
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    swinginit could you post a picture? I am not...

    swinginit could you post a picture? I am not seeing how you are using the zline.
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    Tarp and Crib Oasis

    Tarp and Crib Oasis
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    Get the best you can afford. The 850 treated...

    Get the best you can afford. The 850 treated down is a big deal. Fill Power is the same for either duck or goose. The 10d material is probably the lightest woven material available, I find it...
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    The Sipsey can be fun the terrain is not hard. I...

    The Sipsey can be fun the terrain is not hard. I have not been in a few years, but the streams can get pretty full. IIRC from the west to the big tree there were only creek crossings; not too bad. ...
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    Recommend using double sided tape to join the two...

    Recommend using double sided tape to join the two pcs together. Sew the outer edge with a hem ~1/4". The double sided tape is only a glue delivery system. You can use it to "glue" all of the pull out...
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    day late and dollar short....

    day late and dollar short....
  28. Thread: Weighing down

    by KenDen
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    where did you get your down?

    where did you get your down?
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    Very nice work on the quilt SB. So is it your...

    Very nice work on the quilt SB. So is it your interest in the machines that make your sew or is the the sewing that cause you to like the machine????

    So how is the new quilt working out?
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    I suggest that this be moved to the DIY stickies...

    I suggest that this be moved to the DIY stickies as it is very well done. Your method for endcaps is great, it is as easy as the method that Hangnout shared a while back. Thanks for taking the time...
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    Thanks for the offer Pacific Atoll. GroundHog...

    Thanks for the offer Pacific Atoll. GroundHog sent me plenty for the time being. I have heard that the snorkeling on Kwaj is Amazing.
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    Thanks so very much GroundHog! I received the MT...

    Thanks so very much GroundHog! I received the MT in the mail earlier this week.
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    backup to the backup just in case

    backup to the backup just in case
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    bump

    Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?
  35. Looks Great. How much does it weigh?

    Looks Great. How much does it weigh?
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    Viper, I would assume the double sided tape that...

    Viper, I would assume the double sided tape that Z-Packs is selling is either the same or very similar. It should work just fine. Google "3M 9460" and you will find all sorts of information about the...
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    I made mine without cat cuts. It is 11x~8.5. I...

    I made mine without cat cuts. It is 11x~8.5. I used 3M F9460 double stick tape for the seam down the ridgeline and all of the tieout reinforcement points. I sewed the perimeter edges, simple fold...
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    WTB ~25 ft of 1/2" wide Mule Tape

    I would like to purchase a small quantity of 1/2" wide mule tape. 10 to 25 feet would work.

    Thanks

    edited for the new post bump.
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    I'm in for 10 characters.

    I'm in for 10 characters.
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    Would the polyester ripstop like at...

    Would the polyester ripstop like at kitebuilders.com work for you?
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    WV, Try here: ...

    WV,
    Try here:

    http://http://www.airtimekite.com/index.php/airtime-kite-valves/u-stick-valves.html
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    Thanks LB That is a great link. Its funny, I...

    Thanks LB
    That is a great link. Its funny, I think that I have the machine that is shown in the book. The machine is in a very nice cabinet and was used by my mother for years.
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    Dblcorona -Thanks for posting. I really like the...

    Dblcorona -Thanks for posting. I really like the looks of that quilt with the contrasting thread and the weight is great. I love the feel of the sevenD. What did you do for the side and end channels?
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    Thanks WV this is really good information. ...

    Thanks WV this is really good information.
    While I do not have anywhere near that much time out with my DIY cuben tarp(.5 oz material), I have been impressed with its general feel and toughness. It...
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    I am an inch taller, same weight and I just...

    I am an inch taller, same weight and I just ordered a sl1.7. I have underquilts I have made for my bridge hammock that I hope I can adapt to the BB
  46. Thread: Cotton thread

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    enough to....what? i would not recommend cotton

    enough to....what? i would not recommend cotton
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    I'm in I'm in.. #1 #2 #3

    I'm in
    I'm in..
    #1
    #2
    #3
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    I was thinking about using it and asked Scott...

    I was thinking about using it and asked Scott about the weight. He indicated that it should weigh about 1.9oz/yd^2, as it's a 70d weave but he had not actually weighed it.
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    Nice job, and great instructions. I look forward...

    Nice job, and great instructions. I look forward to seeing how it performs at colder temperatures.
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    Good looking hammocks. Even with all of the...

    Good looking hammocks. Even with all of the guides and videos that the experts have produced on this site, it thats a lot of planning and doing to get a hammock you really enjoy sleeping. Are you...
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