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    I would also like see or hear more about how you...

    I would also like see or hear more about how you did that. I have been thinking about clipping it to prusics on my rl as well. I however was just going to leave the suspension as is and use the...
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    Man. I might have to send em an email, I put in...

    Man. I might have to send em an email, I put in an order on the 11th and it still hasn't shipped :/ I didn't know dutch was away until after I put the order in but I was hoping to have it within at...
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    Could always convert it into a bunch of nice...

    Could always convert it into a bunch of nice stuff sacks, bishop bags, maybe even a set of snake skins. :P
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    Awesome pictures. I do love those views but i do...

    Awesome pictures. I do love those views but i do have a hard time with heat like that. Nice to be able to live vicariously through others though. :)
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    I'd suggest a Silpoly tarp as a first tarp then....

    I'd suggest a Silpoly tarp as a first tarp then. I just made one and it has very little stretch. Low enough stretch to where Self tensioning guylines isn't really needed. Plus Silpoly works out to be...
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    Thats pretty awesome looking. I just finished up...

    Thats pretty awesome looking. I just finished up a 12x10 silpoly tarp and now your making me want to make an asym one for good weather as well. :P
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    Can't say much about the Knotty Mod as I haven't...

    Can't say much about the Knotty Mod as I haven't done one myself yet and don't fully understand/fully know what one is. However, as far as Grosgrain and other little things like that go I really like...
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    Jeeze man I can not imagine nights in the 80's...

    Jeeze man I can not imagine nights in the 80's constantly (Well I can i've suffered threw a few here and there) In the sierra's here I don't know if I have ever gone and spent a night up in the...
  9. Cool thanks guys for the reassurance. My order...

    Cool thanks guys for the reassurance. My order has been put in with Dutch for 2 yards of his black Argon 90 so hopefully it won't take to long to get that and then I should be able to start on the...
  10. So from what I can tell the only benefit fabrics...

    So from what I can tell the only benefit fabrics with a calendered side have is they are much more wind resistant then just plain old ripstop. I have to put an order in with Dutch for some shock...
  11. Synthetic insulation and Calendered fabric?

    So im looking at making a UQ on the cheap for a friend who is currently using a pad for insulation. I have insulation and most all the little bits and pieces I need (gotta get some shock cord) to...
  12. Oh boy, you really do have to make this hard on...

    Oh boy, you really do have to make this hard on me.... :P Was thinking about ordering one now to test out but was kinda hoping for the Grey or green argon, (Though I suppose black would be fine). I...
  13. Do you know when you are going to be getting your...

    Do you know when you are going to be getting your other colors of Argon in Dutch?
  14. Very cool Dutch! I may just be grabbing one of...

    Very cool Dutch! I may just be grabbing one of those from you pretty soon so its nice to know that 10.5 seems to be the ideal all around length. My other question I have though is which of the three...
  15. ;) Thank you!

    ;) Thank you!
  16. :scared: I think I must be loosing it. Of course...

    :scared: I think I must be loosing it. Of course its by square yard..... no fabric is weighed by linear yard. Jeeze thats a dumb mistake. Well thank you much for setting me straight. What I do think...
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    Sticky: What made me a hanger? Well its was just kinda a...

    What made me a hanger? Well its was just kinda a coincidence I suppose. A couple years ago I was looking to step up my Day hiking and start getting into some real overnight and multiday backpacking...
  18. Has anyone weighed their V2 Silpoly?

    Just curious if any else who have worked with some of the really cool V2 1.1 Silpoly has weighed theirs yet? Over here I have the details of the new tarp I just made out of the Charcoal Grey Silpoly...
  19. Alright I got out in the yard today after work...

    Alright I got out in the yard today after work and fiddled around with the tarp some more so here are some pictures with 1 end closed, and with both closed off.


    Here is how I typically close...
  20. Thank you! I am looking forward to...

    Thank you!




    I am looking forward to seeing how it holds up as well So I will be keeping everyone posted for sure! As soon as I get out on an overnight I will be sure to grab some pictures...
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    Haven't Seen any of your Charcoal Grey yet :O...

    Haven't Seen any of your Charcoal Grey yet :O Well then here is my newly completed Charcoal grey 12x10 Tarp!

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  22. Alright alright! I spent the last few evenings...

    Alright alright! I spent the last few evenings after work on this project and I think I have it dialed in to where I want it for now after many an hour behind the machine. But after all that work

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    Weight is definitely 1 reason, pack size is...

    Weight is definitely 1 reason, pack size is another (Whoopies generally pack smaller then those straps), Whoopies adjust easier in my opinion but I have always been a bit retarded when it comes to...
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    I've got one that I picked up a few months back...

    I've got one that I picked up a few months back and I love it. Paul was awesome to work with, he even let me bother him a little so that I could get it in time for a trip I was going on then. Its a...
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    Love it. Looks really good. I plan on making a...

    Love it. Looks really good. I plan on making a set of snake skins for my tarp once I get it done so this will help me out for sure. Thanks for posting!
  26. Obviously I have no "in the field" experience...

    Obviously I have no "in the field" experience with the Silpoly yet but from what I have seen from other silpoly tarps and read on here it seems like its worth it. The fact that people using silpoly...
  27. Thanks for the help everyone. I will keep all...

    Thanks for the help everyone. I will keep all your advice in mind and we will see what I come out with. As was suggested im gonna try making a little paper model of the idea I have in my head to see...
  28. ok ok I think I can kinda wrap my head around...

    ok ok I think I can kinda wrap my head around that. So would I be correct in thinking that the wider the tarp is the larger the angle the "A" frame would be so you would need bigger doors which would...
  29. Yeah I think you might be right about the center...

    Yeah I think you might be right about the center ties, the only thing I could really see myself using them for is to be able to have a 3rd stake per side if I needed it I guess. I do think having 4...
  30. Getting ready to make my first DIY tarp.

    Yup yup, I just put in an order with Ripstopbytheroll for some Charcoal grey Silpoly and all the other things I will need. Shouldn't be to long before I get the materials and then a little bit after...
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    FOUND: I appreciate all the comments. I just recently...

    I appreciate all the comments. I just recently started shopping around for deals hoping to get one before a big trip I will be taking this june so figured it wouldnt hurt to ask around while looking...
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    FOUND: Down sleeping bag.

    I am currently in the Market for an affordable down sleeping bag. I'm looking for a mens regular (left or right zip) 3 season (20-30 degree) bag under 3 Lbs and hopefully at or below the $150 mark if...
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    Alright I guess I will throw one of my recent...

    Alright I guess I will throw one of my recent hangs in here.

    This was sometime in June


    Me and my friends hammocks before the tarp
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  34. Thanks Shug! Keep being fun and bringing us along...

    Thanks Shug! Keep being fun and bringing us along with! It seriously makes for the best part of my day when I find a new video from you. :)
  35. Great trip shug! Love the videos as always! ...

    Great trip shug! Love the videos as always!

    I've got a question for yah though. How much fuel did you bring with you for the entire trip, what brand of alcohol did you use, and how much roughly...
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    Very nice pictures, Thanks for showing me apart...

    Very nice pictures, Thanks for showing me apart of the country i'll probably never get around to seeing. :)
  37. Very cool trip man, thanks for sharing. love the...

    Very cool trip man, thanks for sharing. love the dog. :)
  38. Oh I was sure that this was not the first thread...

    Oh I was sure that this was not the first thread about these, I just recently ran onto them again as a friend of mine went to a group hang and a few people brought them for people to check out. I...
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    Got this up yet? Would love to see it when you...

    Got this up yet? Would love to see it when you do. :)
  40. Have you seen the new Hammock tents?!?!?

    Well have you? They are pretty cool in my opinion and I am very tempted to get one just for the back yard or maybe even for some car camping/short hikes. I could go into a bunch of detail as to what...
  41. Hey look at that, some new posts. :) ...

    Hey look at that, some new posts. :)




    Glad the sliding UCR worked for you as well as it has for me. Its pretty sweet to change your hang without even moving so much as a tree strap. Hope you...
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    Sticky: Mines pretty simple. Was shopping around on the...

    Mines pretty simple. Was shopping around on the net for some various camping tools, (Flashlights, knifes, ropes, packs, ect) Found what looked like a very nice hammock for sale for only 20$ and...
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    My thoughts on the matter are, your hanging from...

    My thoughts on the matter are, your hanging from a hammock 12" off the ground, not saving someones life off a cliff side. I think your strap idea would work just fine, like people said it is going to...
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    Pictures! We want picture. Can't afford one...

    Pictures! We want picture. Can't afford one myself but that doesn't stop me from living vicariously through you. :D
  45. Totally Love it. Just makes me wish I had more...

    Totally Love it. Just makes me wish I had more time to hang. Even though I live smack dab in the middle of a beautiful place it seems I only get to go hanging a few times a year. :( Still I hang up...
  46. Awesome! Love it when someone else can make their...

    Awesome! Love it when someone else can make their system even better just from a few ideas/thoughts from one of mine.

    1 of my favorite parts of having a sliding hammock suspension is that you can...
  47. Alright well after taking a few hours and pulling...

    Alright well after taking a few hours and pulling apart my entire system and shortening some of the burys, shortening prusiks, and making loops smaller, basically shrinking everything I could I have...
  48. oh man I wish I could afford this right now. I...

    oh man I wish I could afford this right now. I would buy it in a heart beat if I hadn't just been laid off :D best of luck with selling it
  49. Yeah having no hardware is a very nice thing. I...

    Yeah having no hardware is a very nice thing. I do find that while having to carry a ratchet strap around is some extra weight/room it is a very handy tool to have. Tying things down, rigging things...
  50. Hmm, I can never seem to get mine very tight....

    Hmm, I can never seem to get mine very tight. Looking at your pictures it looks like you have yours only a tad looser then mine when I have it ratcheted up (Some people seem to believe that just...
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