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    I bought a cheap rectangular bag from walmart,...

    I bought a cheap rectangular bag from walmart, cut it half.

    stuffed one half with MORE fiberfill batting ( also from wally world)

    then sewed them back closed.

    added loops on all 4 corners of...
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    I would be happy to sew the loops for you, not...

    I would be happy to sew the loops for you, not sure its worth the postage though?
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    I did this a few days ago. Cheap rectangular...

    I did this a few days ago.

    Cheap rectangular bag from wally mart.
    cut it into halves, stuffed the center few baffles with additional poly-fil, few inches of loft in the middle ( torso) section.
    ...
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    I do it simple and easy, takes less than 5...

    I do it simple and easy, takes less than 5 minutes.

    start with a rectangle ( or square)

    lay it flat, hem the long top edge, slide 550/para cord thru ( I remove the inner white cord first)
    ...
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    fold the corners over the top of the tarp, and...

    fold the corners over the top of the tarp, and connect with a small plastic ended bungy, keeps them tight, and from flapping.

    extra weight, buit a GREAT way to get the feel of the tarp trimmed.
    ...
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    put me down also as a MAYBE interested, depending...

    put me down also as a MAYBE interested, depending on price.
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    Sticky: gotcha guys, thanks!

    gotcha guys, thanks!
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    Sticky: can I aska dumb question? here: ...

    can I aska dumb question?

    here:

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearRingBuckleSupports.html

    if there is a loop in the end of the tree strap, why is the carabiner needed?

    why not just...
  9. My son is 10, and growing like a weed, BUT for...

    My son is 10, and growing like a weed, BUT for now we can hang both of our hammocks under one tarp.

    I simply hang his hammock above mine.

    I am sure there would be some added difficulty with...
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    I was thinking of doing something VERY similar! ...

    I was thinking of doing something VERY similar!

    thanks for the idea!

    I have one general question about this tarp ( I have the 9x9)
    do yall run a ridge line UNDER the tarp, or just pull the...
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    sending a PM. if you have any left, I could...

    sending a PM.

    if you have any left, I could use it!
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    wal marts almost always have it, they simply dont...

    wal marts almost always have it, they simply dont know what is in the $1/yd Bin

    Go look in person, but if you cant find any, send me a PM, and Ill send you enough fabric to make one.
  13. Thread: hammock fans

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    Ill just use the credit card, that is a MUST...

    Ill just use the credit card, that is a MUST have.

    :D
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    I see more ripstop polyester at walmart than...

    I see more ripstop polyester at walmart than ripstop nylon.

    and in my opinon, the polyester is lighter, and feels better to the skin.

    it looks much as you have described.
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    oh, I forget how much that matters. :D

    oh, I forget how much that matters.

    :D
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    I think you could simply re-register with...

    I think you could simply re-register with whatever user name you want?
  17. Thread: hammock fans

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    It is meant to run on 3v I think, its LIGHT, like...

    It is meant to run on 3v I think, its LIGHT, like a couple of OZ probably. it weighs far less than the 9 volt battery running it.

    it spins too fast to hang, it tries to fly.
    so it needs less...
  18. Thread: hammock fans

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    found a GREAT fan today, actually my 10 year old...

    found a GREAT fan today, actually my 10 year old son did.

    BUT, its not durable enough I dont think.

    He takes apart his old toys, and the fan and gear box came out of one of these.
    ...
  19. gotcha, thanks for the input. the next time I...

    gotcha, thanks for the input.

    the next time I sew a strap I will try that method.

    for now though, my "X in a box" joints are holding well.
    and they take up less material than 4 bar tacks one...
  20. it shows how I did the loops in the straps that...

    it shows how I did the loops in the straps that were giving on me.

    I think I did them that way, so there wasnt so much wasted strap, I dont really remember.

    I probably saw that type of...
  21. ALOT more stiches? I guess that pic isnt good...

    ALOT more stiches?

    I guess that pic isnt good enough, there is ALOT of thread density there.

    that loop wont give, in fact, Ill tow my wifes truck up the driveway with it this weekend just to...
  22. Oh yeah, I just returned from camping and...

    Oh yeah, I just returned from camping and canoeing, my fingernails arent always so "earthy"

    hehe
  23. ahh, I see the problem. some I did a boxed...

    ahh,

    I see the problem.

    some I did a boxed X shape ( the ones that have held)

    and some were like sideways bartacks.
    I outlined in Red the stitch pattern.

    duh, I have slept since I made...
  24. OK, those are different from mine, ill post...

    OK,

    those are different from mine, ill post some pics of one of mine here shortly.

    my thread wasnt old, it was polyester, and its only the ones that arent loaded directly from the loop that...
  25. the thing I sewed is called a 'bartack right? ...

    the thing I sewed is called a 'bartack right?

    Im trying to envision what you are saying, you mean he makes 4 in a row down the length of the loop's overlap?

    as a note, the loops that have given...
  26. Thread: hammock fans

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    i have one of these, for CAR camping. its...

    i have one of these, for CAR camping.

    its HEAVY, and doesnt move alot of air, I use it more for the noise, and the led nightlight.

    its pack size is nearly that of a partially deflated...
  27. i Made tree straps exactly like those, out of...

    i Made tree straps exactly like those, out of nylon tubular webbing rated for 4000+ lbs.

    the sewn loops didnt hold, well, not all of them have held.

    I gave up using them, when a loop snapped,...
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    Gunn, if the previous poster doesnt work out,...

    Gunn,

    if the previous poster doesnt work out, let me know.

    Im making a bulk order in a few days to order a 12x12 ( I just ordered a 9x9), and a few more for some freinds, and some other various...
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    mine arrived yesterday. it seems good for the...

    mine arrived yesterday.

    it seems good for the price, i will likely order the 12x12 also.
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    according to the UPS tracking website it should...

    according to the UPS tracking website it should be delivered today.

    thats not too terrible I guess ( 7 days total - 4 business days after it shipped), that is typical of UPS ground

    but it...
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    dang, thats better than mine. I ordered on...

    dang, thats better than mine.

    I ordered on 7-31 ( in the morning even!) , and its not here yet.

    I wonder if the free shipping with the club membership is my hold up.

    oh well.

    I just...
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    Sportsmans Guide shipping?

    does it usually take forever?

    do the 9x9 'neo' tarps have to ship from some other country or something?
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    thank you for the links, ive been browsing these...

    thank you for the links, ive been browsing these websites for over a year now, and I swear, I have not seen everything here.

    the baffles look pretty simple, maybe I will try with some synthetic at...
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    that is good info, thanks. I sort of knew...

    that is good info, thanks.

    I sort of knew that, but I was thinking an enclosed semi-insulated area might help.

    gotcha though.

    IM thinking now, my mummy bag isnt large enough to do what I...
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    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1...

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10035&highlight=quilt+sleeping+bag

    haha I spent an hour searching to find this!

    thanks guys.
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    convert old mummy bag into under quilt?

    Id love to use my hammocks in the cold, I do have an old extra synthetic mummy bag, thats still fairly warm down to 30 degrees or so ( on the ground)

    could I convert it to an underquilt for my...
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    haha. YES, I said on the ground, let me...

    haha.

    YES, I said on the ground, let me clarify...

    I havent had time to make my tarp yet, thats ONE reason.
    among other people, my 10 year old son was there, we made him a short hammock, no...
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    I thought about that more than once, we had some...

    I thought about that more than once, we had some gusts of wind that felt like 60+ MPH, the HUGE trees were swaying, and I started thinking about the MASSIVE rock I was sleeping under..
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    It wasnt so bad, a ful length Z rest, with a full...

    It wasnt so bad, a ful length Z rest, with a full length Insul Max thermo over it, in a bed of leaves. haha

    I had planned on the ground, since the weather was supposed to be VERY stormy.

    I took...
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    New use for my homemade hammock

    so, I made this hammock out of wal mart $1 fabric.

    It rained this weekend while I was camping, we were camped out in a bluff shelter, so we stayed dry, I tried several configureations to hand...
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    now THAT would be cool. Except that the...

    now THAT would be cool.

    Except that the filtration requirements to sustain fish life in an enclosed vessel would render the stand immobile, and of course dependant upon electricity.

    :D
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    see! you could use some of those wood working...

    see!

    you could use some of those wood working tools ( like a sanding device) to smooth that nasty glass job.

    $$$ ahead already.

    see how easy that was?

    :D
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    haha if you really want to impress me, make...

    haha

    if you really want to impress me, make one out of carbon fiber cloth and epoxy resin.

    :D
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    understandable reasoning there But, those...

    understandable reasoning there

    But, those tools would pay for themselves pretty quickly if you have a place to store them, and the desire/time to use them occasionaly.
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    there probably isnt $30 worth of mild steel tube...

    there probably isnt $30 worth of mild steel tube in that stand from walmart, and even less design engineering.

    maybe a good time to learn how to fabricate and weld with steel?
  46. I made my hammock out of the same stuff but in...

    I made my hammock out of the same stuff but in grey, I beleive it to be ripstop polyester.

    did you use two layers just to locate the underpad?

    I like the tie out idea, I may ad some to mine.
    ...
  47. Ive got a bolt of that as well, I think it is...

    Ive got a bolt of that as well, I think it is SIL.

    if it isnt, Ill spray it with silicone spray.

    its the slickest, crinklyiest stuff I have found.
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    this is making me rethink my 12x8 rectangular...

    this is making me rethink my 12x8 rectangular tarp.

    maybe a 9x9 or 10x10 square, need to do some backyard experimenting with some cheap fabric I guess.
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    I went camping a couple of weekends ago, it...

    I went camping a couple of weekends ago, it rained on us.

    I had boots and sandals, sandals hung from hammock lines ( still under the tarp)
    boots went directly under me, less about being dry, and...
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    I have planned a 12x8 tarp, but not sure, Ill...

    I have planned a 12x8 tarp, but not sure, Ill make this one out of the $1yd stuff, and spray it with silicone spray, if it doesnt work, Ill do something else.

    IM teetering back and forth between...
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