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    Thanks turk. it's automagic focusing, a stock...

    Thanks turk.

    it's automagic focusing, a stock Nikon D40x. That's 10 M pixels worth of image, and sometimes I "zoom" in on an interesting part by cropping the photo around it. With so much...
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    In his pocket was a portrait of the Queen...(with 4 holes in it)

    with apologies to Lennon/McCartney...not to mention HRM Queen Elizabeth...

    Doing my part to sustain the Thread That Won't Die, I contracted with Dutch's Center for Pretty Good Computational...
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    Bingo. My own weight varies from day to day in...

    Bingo. My own weight varies from day to day in the range of at least a couple of pounds, depending on time of day, amount of water that I've drunk, and so on. Plus, if I would stop carrying around...
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    oh my. If you think lo these many 464 posts are...

    oh my. If you think lo these many 464 posts are simply about hanging a hammock with a minimum of fuss, then you indeed are missing the point. To paraphrase a wit somewhere else in these pages, why...
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    cinch buckle for line

    That's a nice looking buckle Dutch.
    That's a nice looking buckle Dutch!

    Grizz
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    only if we can find the bottle opener. Otherwise...

    only if we can find the bottle opener. Otherwise we'll have to use our teeth to crack the tops on our fancy imported bottled beer, just like we did on on Old Milwaukees in high school :eek:

    Grizz
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    yep. While the devices developed on this thread...

    yep. While the devices developed on this thread are cool, one achieve these weight and size savings using different methods to secure the rope to the biner The big payoff is in replacing webbing...
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    Thanks for the link. Interesting gadgets,...

    Thanks for the link. Interesting gadgets, although as you point out, a bit pricey (but only half the cost of those sailing things for making a lark's head that were under discussion a while ago).
    ...
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    I ought to let you let this thread die, but this...

    I ought to let you let this thread die, but this trick has captured my fancy.

    What I want to do is a little different from the rest of you. I want to run a suspension line to each corner of a...
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    clever! What diameter of holes? Grizz

    clever! What diameter of holes?

    Grizz
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    Yo Dutch- thanks for doing the testing. I...

    Yo Dutch-
    thanks for doing the testing. I picked up some big 9's a while ago and now have a much better idea of where their limits aren't. Thought turk's insight to thread webbing through them...
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    well I might be justly accused of being a pot...

    well I might be justly accused of being a pot calling the kettle black.

    But when I talk to myself I normally don't do it so publicly ;)
    That's what solo hikes and long runs are for....

    Grizz
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    A Beautiful Gizmo

    one is reminded of the movie "A Beautiful Mind"

    According to the information theoretic "Staring at One's Naval" theorem, the possible information content of a message decreases with the inverse...
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    I had to look that up...and I read everything...

    I had to look that up...and I read everything Heinlein ever wrote, once upon time (35 years ago)...

    Looking this up I just found out there is a "No Free Lunch Theorem". Who says mathematicians...
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    spend 2 seconds more to turn mounting a lark's...

    spend 2 seconds more to turn mounting a lark's head into mounting a prussik---one more loop around the cord.

    I've used the Klemheist in other contexts not so life critical (hanging the secondary...
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    the following is so obvious that someone must...

    the following is so obvious that someone must have tried it...

    1. tie a short length of "thick" cord to the tree huggers using, say, a double sheet bend.

    2. bring the thinner and lighter cord...
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    ouch! Moral of story : Don't try reading...

    ouch!
    Moral of story : Don't try reading "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" in a hammock. ;)

    Grizz
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    you won't be able to use the clove hitch to slide...

    you won't be able to use the clove hitch to slide very far comfortably. Basically what you have to do is to create a bit of slack on one side of the hitch, and "push" the slackened rope all the way...
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    looped on the line

    I studied that picture before but wasn't sure which line was going where.

    but all it appears to be now is a full turn 'round the hole and away. I guess on the one hand I'm not surprised it held...
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    jest saying the obvious. I specialize in that! ...

    jest saying the obvious. I specialize in that!

    having the full width of the webbing around the tree (without channeling a line) will distribute the pull over a wider area, be easier on the tree....
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    well it kind of takes the fun out of the picture,...

    well it kind of takes the fun out of the picture, but it's what came to mind thinking about not wanting to fall.... Blackbishop gave me a nice price for 3 Potomac underquilts when I was gearing up...
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    I don't want to fall!...

    I don't want to fall!

    Grizz the coward
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    I've enjoyed watching the figure-9 thread take...

    I've enjoyed watching the figure-9 thread take off and lead to metal being cut. But I likely will not use these...I could mod a large figure-9 to kinda sorta join the party, but I won't.
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    mechanical advantage

    I'm finding that the mechanical advantage (however you achieve it, be it trucker's hitch or rings or whatever) is not with pulling the suspension line tight, so much as it is having less force on the...
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    Grizz is having fun, but is in a phase of his...

    Grizz is having fun, but is in a phase of his work cycle that severely limits hands-on hammock fun time :( He is aiming to have his third version built in time for a family camp-out in mid-October. ...
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    Behind Blue Eyes

    Good report turk.

    "Who's Next" (where "Behind Blue Eyes" appears) is one of my favorite classic rock albums.

    Grizz (behind green eyes)
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