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  1. Hey Spark, glad that worked out good for you!! I...

    Hey Spark, glad that worked out good for you!!
    I love mine that way. I did reduce the size of the cord I used for the prussick knot. The origional was something I had on hand and was a little to big.
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    DIY Sil Nylon Winter Tarp Build Thread

    After finishing up a SilPoly tarp for my own personal use, I had a request from a friend to make he and his son a couple of tarps with doors. I slightly modified the dimensions of DIY Gear Supply's...
  3. :lol::lol::lol: The perfect mathematical formula...

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    The perfect mathematical formula for comfortable hammock!
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    I highly suggest the walking foot. I bought one...

    I highly suggest the walking foot. I bought one about 2 months ago and have not taken it off my machine. It really helps IMHO!
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    Fantastic! Keep it coming!

    Fantastic! Keep it coming!
  6. I have been thinking about doing this. I would...

    I have been thinking about doing this. I would probably lean towards the renter paying the purchase cost then when the hammock was returned in good condition, refund all but the rental fee. If the...
  7. Thread: DIY UQ Help

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    I would assume so. I have see a thread where...

    I would assume so. I have see a thread where someone showed a triangle made out of cord. I made up my on triangle thingies out of 1.1 oz ripstop and some grosgrain.
  8. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=109924&d=1433558956

    I use this method with a cheap WM carabiner. Roughly 1 wrap around the carabiner equals 1 inch. Easy to wrap a...
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    Not to over simplify it, but maybe set it up and...

    Not to over simplify it, but maybe set it up and set up a water hose to spray on it. I do that when testing my ridge lines after seam sealing. Since you know the general area affected, lay in your...
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    I saw this... HF straps and thought...Hammock...

    I saw this... HF straps and thought...Hammock Forum straps. I was about to get in on those. Lol
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    Speaking of the 72" wide HyperD..are we close to...

    Speaking of the 72" wide HyperD..are we close to ship day?
  12. Thread: DIY UQ Help

    by latriper
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    You can get these here. ...

    You can get these here.
    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/p317/Triangle_Thingies.html
    Paul is a good guy to work with.
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    Haha, yes. Lows got down to 68. Highs in the...

    Haha, yes. Lows got down to 68. Highs in the 90's. One of the benefits of car camping[emoji2]
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    Spent a couple of nights at Red Top Mountain...

    Spent a couple of nights at Red Top Mountain State Park in Georgia.

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    Thank you! I will say there is one mistake I made...

    Thank you! I will say there is one mistake I made that somehow got left out of the photos lol. It doesn't cause any problems...it just keeps me humble [emoji2]
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    Thank you! I still want to do that baffled down...

    Thank you! I still want to do that baffled down UQ I PM'ed you about but have been so busy making gear for friends and others there has been no time. One day though...
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    Thanks! It is known as the Green Mansion lol. I...

    Thanks! It is known as the Green Mansion lol. I did the flat felled seam. At least my version. Instead of lining up the sides exactly and stitching a seam. I offset it by @ 1/2 inch. Just saves me...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Hahaha, thanks!

    Hahaha, thanks!
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    Thank you. I have made a couple of silnylon tarps...

    Thank you. I have made a couple of silnylon tarps in the past. In comparison, I would go with silpoly everytime. The low, low stretch is awesome. No catcuts and a very tight pitch!
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    Thanks! I really haven't. I think if I do...

    Thanks!
    I really haven't. I think if I do anything I will add loops for side tie outs. I am a car camper and made this for rain/cold weather protection. We really don't get any snow so I believe...
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    DIY SilPoly 2.0 winter tarp build

    Hey everyone, I had purchased some SilPoly version 2.0 awhile back and finally got around to making my tarp. I really like the material and after reading the discussions regarding the lack of...
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    Thanks. I used Sil Net. I think the 2.0 was...

    Thanks. I used Sil Net. I think the 2.0 was supposed to have the sealant issue resolved....I hope so.

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  24. Thread: Knot in SRL?

    by latriper
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    Good luck! I can't take credit for the idea...

    Good luck! I can't take credit for the idea though. I have seen it on the forum in different places. I can't see that it puts any major stress on the line but I do use 5/64 amsteel for my ridge line....
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    I finally got my SilPoly 2.0 tarp completed. I...

    I finally got my SilPoly 2.0 tarp completed. I will post a more complete build thread in the DIY section. The material is awesome! Tight as drum pitch with out cat cuts. Based on very early...
  26. Thread: Knot in SRL?

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    109924 I have used this method before. This is a...

    109924 I have used this method before. This is a cheap WM carabiner. Approx 1 turn equals 1 inch. Easy to adjust too.
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    Congratulations! The feeling that goes with...

    Congratulations! The feeling that goes with making your own gear is awesome! Look forward to you keeping us updated on your projects.
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    Welcome from a transplanted Arkansan. For sheer...

    Welcome from a transplanted Arkansan. For sheer ease of use, hard to beat straps and cinch buckles.
  29. Thanks! Thats where I was thinking. I got a site...

    Thanks! Thats where I was thinking. I got a site reserved this morning.
    Thanks again!
  30. Looking for a place to hang Northwest of Atlanta

    My son will be playing in a baseball tournament around Emerson, GA next week. Any recommendations for a good hammock friendly campsite around that area? Water/elec/bathrooms would be preferd.
    Thanks
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    That is a sweet idea!!

    That is a sweet idea!!
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    Welcome from an Arkansan living in Louisiana....

    Welcome from an Arkansan living in Louisiana. Plenty of people more than willing to help on the forum. Good luck on the tarp!
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/29/dad36ddade...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/29/dad36ddadea7a52a9f797310f8be3093.jpg

    Forgot to attach😭
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    I use this method as well. Worked so well I just...

    I use this method as well. Worked so well I just leave it on. Nice little clip to hang a head light on too. BTW, this is just a cheap WM carabiner
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    Yep! I would be one of those...at least in part.

    Yep! I would be one of those...at least in part.
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    I too had trouble with the button hole so I went...

    I too had trouble with the button hole so I went a different route. I burn a hole in the fabric with a small nail before I roll hem it. Then after the hem I run the shock cord through the hole and...
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    It depends on the definition. When I got hooked I...

    It depends on the definition. When I got hooked I was like a crazy man shouting from the roof tops! I converted my buddy and his oldest son by making them a hammock (and under quilts). We all camp...
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    What weight ripstop did you make the double layer...

    What weight ripstop did you make the double layer out of? Kyle at Ripstop By The Roll has a few different options. His 1.6 oz Hyper D is pretty strong. I believe some have rated it with a higher...
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    It is seemingly different for so many people. The...

    It is seemingly different for so many people. The one thing I always suggest is if you have only laid in a 9-10 foot hammock, at least try an 11 foot. A 9-10 foot hammock may be comfortable but you ...
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    Very nice construction and craftsmanship! ...

    Very nice construction and craftsmanship! Congratulations!
  41. Hey Sgt. Rock! Thanks for the info! I credit you...

    Hey Sgt. Rock! Thanks for the info! I credit you and Shug for my addiction to hammocks and DIY. I believe you did a video a while back when you were down in the Ft. Polk area. Thats around my neck...
  42. I would definitely stay away from the grosgrain, ...

    I would definitely stay away from the grosgrain, especially on the end channels. I tried it on one of my first quilts and had a harder time cinching the ends. YMMV.
  43. That is some outstanding looking gear! Very well...

    That is some outstanding looking gear! Very well done. Congratulations!
  44. On my Climashield under quilt, I did the shock...

    On my Climashield under quilt, I did the shock cord around the entire perimeter but I also sewed grosgrain loops in each corner with a mitten hook attached. Then made prussick loops on the shock...
  45. First, congratulations! It's awesome to make your...

    First, congratulations! It's awesome to make your own gear! Second, spend a few hours reading the different post on here. There are a lot of different ways to make a hammock and you will have a great...
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    I made a hammock for a friend of mine a few...

    I made a hammock for a friend of mine a few months ago. He sent me these pictures today. On the Buffalo River in Arkansas.

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    It does work. It really is no different than a...

    It does work. It really is no different than a whoopie sling suspension. I just use the straps instead of a whoopie. No parts to lose really. Whoopie hook is spliced onto a CL which is larks headed...
  48. CYOC (cut your on cut😊). I recommended this...

    CYOC (cut your on cut😊). I recommended this since this is what I learned frim some of the really good craftsman on the forum. I feel its easier to cut really fine fabric like sil or 1.1 oz with...
  49. Get two pair. One for fabric only and a cheaper...

    Get two pair. One for fabric only and a cheaper pair for rope and straps. I have never cut kevlar though.
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    I like those, but since I had some regular cinch...

    I like those, but since I had some regular cinch buckles, I was trying to figure out how to modify those. BTW, I have Dutch clips sewn into the other end which makes this a very fast setup!
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