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    I agree that the main point of an over cover is...

    I agree that the main point of an over cover is to trap heat and block wind. I've gotten 5-10 degrees warmer inside the cover. You gotta have a vent though, both for condensation and to not...
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    It's coming.....

    Beautiful! That would be perfect for my BIAS WWM hammock. Very jealous
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    Awesome Hangs (Pic Thread)

    Except that its GSMNP and you're REQUIRED to stay IN the shelters. Also it was 24F each night and on top of a mountain. They had plenty if room in the ladder to get by. Oh and did I mention there...
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    Eliminating Static

    Yes! Love it
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    Eliminating Static

    Thanks! I'll try that
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    Eliminating Static

    I believe the material was listed as calendared.
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    Eliminating Static

    Good to know. I just don't want to be spraying it all the time, plus that stuff smells awful :-P
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    Eliminating Static

    I have other hammocks that have zero static. My BIAS WWM is great in that respect. Just seems like its this 1.1 2nds material from DIY gear supply. It's got a kind if glossy finish on it, while my...
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    Eliminating Static

    Lol, good idea! The suspension-less UQ, definitely no worries about cold drafts
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    Eliminating Static

    Debris outside, dog hair inside. I have 2 dogs and one is a husky mix so there is constantly dog hair on me, and as I get out if the hammock the static grabs tons of it
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    Eliminating Static

    Hey guys,

    I love my first DIY hammock. Its a simple single layer 1.1, hunter green human-swallower. Its wide and long and just super comfortable, compact, and light. But it has so much static...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?al...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=2799&pictureid=19077

    How about this one? Hanging from the rafters of the shelters along the AT through the Smoky Mountains. Earned me the...
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    Awesome Hangs (Pic Thread)

    Love me some Key West! Great view and great pic. Hope the girl was cute at least
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    Getting Loopy

    The only problem I see with splicing the fixed loop of the whoopie through the channel is that A) you'd have to cut/take apart the whoopie if you wanted to change it later and B) there's no drip...
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Glad it helped! Heavy fishing line, great idea. Was it hard to push through without bending? That'd be my only concern, but 30lb is some heavy stuff, probably pretty stiff
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    Getting Loopy

    Well I've found 8" to be a good size for sewn channel hammocks. If the Skeeter Beeter is the same as my Nano 7 then that should be a good size. I don't know the Hennesys well enough to know why they...
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    Getting Loopy

    I made a video all about it. I also have one for making whoopie slings. Here ya go:

    http://youtu.be/xcoKeXAwBZY
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    MAY Ohio Hang 2013

    Mohican is cool with me since I've never been there. But I know you guys go there a lot
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    MAY Ohio Hang 2013

    This might finally be the first OHang I can actually make it to. Been trying for like 6 months and its always been on a weekend I'm busy. I can do May 3!
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    :-0 ....
    Wow that's seriously impressive! I knew this stuff was strong but wow that makes me feel a lot more confident to hang in some riskier places.
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    I'm glad it helped! Happy hangin'
  22. Sticky: Video : The Making of a GrizzBridge (part three) Gone Loopy

    Glad to help!
  23. Sticky: Video : The Making of a GrizzBridge (part three) Gone Loopy

    I made a video about making a fixed length ridgeline with a fixed loop and locked brummel at both ends. I had some questions just like yours about how to finish the second brummel so I uploaded the...
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Thanks! Glad you found it so helpful. Anyone can definitely do it with the right technique and tools.
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Once you figure out how to do it all you want to do is make more right? Sorry I don't know anything about UK suppliers
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    Sticky: I bought some pre-made stuff before I figured out...

    I bought some pre-made stuff before I figured out how to do it myself, and everything was made extremely well (very exact, no stress signs, made to manufacturer specs). But once you get the process...
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    Sticky: I bet picture hanging wire would work fairly well...

    I bet picture hanging wire would work fairly well too if it was thick enough. Yeah I added a link in the description to my other video showing the tapering. But you did it right, and what a...
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    Sticky: Thanks! They make actual tools called "Fids"...

    Thanks! They make actual tools called "Fids" which are kinda like a knitting needle with a loop at the end. But they're expensive, and of course you have to order them. Most people probably have some...
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    New Tarp Material?

    Hey guys,
    I saw this article yesterday, and couldn't help but think of all of us gear junkies here on HF. My first thoughts were "I wonder what the Oz./Sq.Yd weight is..." and "Who will be the first...
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    I always pack my tarp in the outside pocket of my...

    I always pack my tarp in the outside pocket of my pack. That way I can pull it out and set it up first (another advantage over tents), then take my time setting everything else up. It also works in...
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Nice job, glad it helped you. I agree I think lots if different wire can work it just needs to be slightly stiff to push through, and slightly tough so you can bend/rebend and pull on it.
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Awesome, glad it helps
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    I added a link in the description to the ridgeline video I made where I show the tapering process in better detail. Thanks, sometimes it makes thing go a little smoother right? Lol
  34. Thread: Eddie Bauer

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    Eddie Bauer

    I have quite a bit a First Ascent gear now (all bought using different promotional deals) and I've been very satisfied with all of it. The downlight jacket keeps me toasty warm when it's freezing out.
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    Awesome Hangs (Pic Thread)

    Exactly! No worries about widow makers there. When I saw the spot I knew I had to make it work
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    Video: Amsteel Continuous Loop

    Well I've always used 4" as a minimum for my buries. I'm about 160lbs and that has never failed for me. I've made a hammock for a friend who is about 195-200lbs and made the continuous loops exactly...
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    Awesome Hangs (Pic Thread)

    Here's a shot from our 2011 Algonquin trip. I was only a hammock lounger at the time, but this was a pretty sweet spot to hang out. 48904
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    Dog odor coming from new top quilt?

    I noticed the same smell on my 40F Burrow, but only when I pulled it up close to my face while sleeping. I have 2 dogs but I still noticed it. I just figured exactly what Fronkey and Thorwren said,...
  39. veteran Pop Corn Muncher finally HUNG ONE UP

    Welcome! I've found that if I hang my foot end about 6" higher than the head end it solves the sliding issue
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Sorry I should have put a link to the other video where I show the tapering. But you did it right, or the same way I do at least. I'm glad you found some good wire for a fish tool, and you're right...
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Awesome! If your like me that's an accomplishment. Glad I could help
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Thanks! Yep I definitely did that a few times
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Awesome! Glad it helped. I tried quite a few knitting needle type tools, but the wire does it. I've got a couple hammocks now, but they are all sewn channel.
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Thanks! Glad it helps
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone!...

    Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! Here is my next video: As requested, How to make Whoopie Slings:
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    Sticky: Video: How to make Whoopie Slings

    Hey guys,
    I've been slowly tinkering as I make my first DIY bridge hammock, and to complete the suspension I needed to make a pair of whoopie slings. So, since I got so much positive feedback on my...
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    Dynaglide vs Amstell

    I like dynaglide myself. Plenty strong for me, and it does save a little weight. I know I've compared Amsteel whoopies to dynaglide ones before and I believe it's only a weight savings of about 1oz....
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    Help on WWM width?

    I went with the 56" width and I'm very happy. There is tons of room in it, and for the few grams extra its worth it. I was using a GT Nano before which is 48" so I wanted more than 4" extra, and 8"...
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    Pulling apart Amsteel

    Ok, you all confirmed my thoughts about it. Just thought I'd throw it out there
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    Video: Making a Fixed Ridgeline

    As did I. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to show people. I wish I could've seen it done the easy way before I spent hours figuring it out. Thanks!
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