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  1. It seems like the more bulky toggle negates some...

    It seems like the more bulky toggle negates some or all of this, though.
  2. Check out the Mini Mini ones here:...

    Check out the Mini Mini ones here:
    http://questoutfitters.com/plastic.htm#Acetal%20Fasteners

    If you've never ordered from Quest before, don't worry about the shipping charge. If you order...
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    Yeah, I don't think that you could buy something...

    Yeah, I don't think that you could buy something already made for very close to $100. Add on another $40 and you can make an insultex underquilt.

    I also completely agree with mitchrob about the...
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    Your avatar is fitting for the discussion.

    Your avatar is fitting for the discussion.
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    I'm in! I've been thinking about making a...

    I'm in! I've been thinking about making a hammock for my wife.
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    It took a number of years, but I had a PU coated...

    It took a number of years, but I had a PU coated poncho that developed a wonderful vomit smell, too.



    A good point, the resale value of the silnylon tarp will be much higher than that of the PU...
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    I'm not sure if it packs twice as big, but it...

    I'm not sure if it packs twice as big, but it will pack bigger.

    Have you done the math yet? This is just for the fabric, not any of the webbing, d rings, and reinforcement material.

    Sil ...
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    I don't know, I didn't have any trouble using it...

    I don't know, I didn't have any trouble using it on 1.75mm stuff.
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    I also recommend a loop turner. I just got one...

    I also recommend a loop turner. I just got one from Joann's

    http://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=57153
  10. I personally would just buy the silnylon 2nds...

    I personally would just buy the silnylon 2nds instead of going the diy route. The savings at $15 are minimal, and that's before you even count in what it will cost for silicone and thinner. The...
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    But the prusik you only need to tie once and is...

    But the prusik you only need to tie once and is far less bulky than a figure 9. I'd say that the prusik would beat the figure 9 in both speed and storage. (and be a lot cheaper, much less tangle...
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    Done! It was so much easier than the wire I had...

    Done! It was so much easier than the wire I had previously used. I had no trouble with 1.75mm stuff.
  13. Thread: Loop turner

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    Is that true? I have what I think is a bodkin,...

    Is that true? I have what I think is a bodkin, and it's a big sewing needle with a large eye, and not as pointy. I use it for running drawstring through channels.

    This is the loop turner that I...
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    Found it, thanks!

    Found it, thanks!
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    Loop turner

    I'd like to pick one of these up for some splicing work. I know that Joann's has them online, but would I be likely to find them in one of their b&m stores, and if so, what section of the store?
    ...
  16. Here's another option, other than the ghost, for...

    Here's another option, other than the ghost, for a weight saving hammock.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31584

    I just made one, but only slept in it one night, so I haven't...
  17. If you're looking to save weight, how about a...

    If you're looking to save weight, how about a single layer 1.5 or even 1.9? both would be lighter than a double 1.1
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    I've been thinking about doing that for a while. ...

    I've been thinking about doing that for a while. I'm glad someone took the initiative to do it before I tried to plod my way through doing it.

    Any issues with stuff not staying in it as you get...
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    Thanks everyone! You've saved me a couple...

    Thanks everyone! You've saved me a couple minutes of my time!
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    I'd love a tarp that's multi use, but what do you...

    I'd love a tarp that's multi use, but what do you wear in camp if it's raining? I've considered it, and thought about those disposable plastic ponchos that you can buy. These can't weigh much of...
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    Hemming: Cut off selvedge?

    I'm finally going to get started on my second DIY hammock this week. On my first one, I cut off the selvedge before hemming.

    Is that an unnecessary step, or should I do it again for my next one?
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    You don't see a drop down box by "zipper style"...

    You don't see a drop down box by "zipper style" that lists "Coil", "Double-Tab Slider", and "Single-Tab Slider"? Maybe try a different browser?
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    At one point, I added up what it cost me to make...

    At one point, I added up what it cost me to make all of my rig.

    1.9 SL 11' hammock, all suspension components, ridgeline, 3 layer IX underquilt, bug net, and tarp.

    Everything I needed to hang...
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    I just made one of these out of tulle and used it...

    I just made one of these out of tulle and used it this past weekend. It worked great and was much easier to get into and out of than my old bug sock (also lighter and less bulky).

    Thanks!
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    You probably don't want any of their 5lb...

    You probably don't want any of their 5lb offerings, as they are very low quality. The 800 FP isn't too bad of a price per ounce, but I just ordered some 850fp down from backwoodsdaydreamer.com for...
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    Cool, we'll see how it turns out. I'm planning...

    Cool, we'll see how it turns out. I'm planning on using it for uq suspension, and possibly STLs.
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    About 20 minutes before I read this post I...

    About 20 minutes before I read this post I ordered some from dswrope on ebay.:( Same seller?
  28. If there's still some left, I'll take 100 feet. ...

    If there's still some left, I'll take 100 feet. PM Sent.
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    And who knows what the actual specs of the tarp...

    And who knows what the actual specs of the tarp fabric are? They certainly didn't receive what they were expecting.
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    I wasn't offered it either, but I did ask for it...

    I wasn't offered it either, but I did ask for it and was given it with no problems.
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    I have a bunch of 1.5oz ripstop itching to be...

    I have a bunch of 1.5oz ripstop itching to be made into one of these.

    TZBrown, johnfolsomjr, and anyone else who has made one... Any long term reports? What would you change if you made one...
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    For the first wave, I'm not sure that I blame...

    For the first wave, I'm not sure that I blame them, but their supplier. They don't seem to be giving people any trouble with returns.

    However, the fact that they're still selling them on both...
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    It's rather curious that, even though they now...

    It's rather curious that, even though they now know the true size, they still have the same wording on both sites.
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    I don't get mine until Tuesday, but has anyone...

    I don't get mine until Tuesday, but has anyone who has received the wrong size contacted customer service yet? What did they say?
  35. Please count me in! Thanks!

    Please count me in! Thanks!
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    Finally! I've been hoping these would be back so...

    Finally! I've been hoping these would be back so I could use one for car camping. Thanks for the update!

    edit: WHERE'S MY CREDIT CARD!?!?
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    How much weight do you save by using UCRs instead...

    How much weight do you save by using UCRs instead of whoopies?
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    Was this in the same area as the regular tulle?

    Was this in the same area as the regular tulle?
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    Disclaimer: I don't have any Cuben stuff. ...

    Disclaimer: I don't have any Cuben stuff.

    Question: Since there isn't any stretch to cuben, are cat cuts necessary?
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    What to do with this down?

    Over a year ago, I got a deal on some 750fp down, and I bought 9 oz of it. I'm not sure why I didn't get more to make a top quilt (I'm currently using a sleeping bag). Now I don't know what to do...
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    Please count me in! Thanks! -S

    Please count me in! Thanks!

    -S
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    Know any homebrewers? White Labs yeast comes in...

    Know any homebrewers? White Labs yeast comes in them.
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    I've wanted to try out straps. I'm in! ...

    I've wanted to try out straps.

    I'm in!

    Thanks!
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    I'm in! 2. New Emberlit stove 1. Yet another...

    I'm in!

    2. New Emberlit stove
    1. Yet another M90 pillow!
    8 & 9. Zing-it adjustable ridgeline (Big hangers should avoid this one) Two of these available.
    3, 4, & 5. Mini gear hammock. Three of...
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    I'm in! Thanks!

    I'm in! Thanks!
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    I'm in. I'm not new to the forum (I had been...

    I'm in.

    I'm not new to the forum (I had been lurking the DIY sections for a while), but just started hammocking this year.
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    I've read a number of Bryson's books, but...

    I've read a number of Bryson's books, but surprisingly not that one. Count me in please!
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    I'm in! Thanks!

    I'm in! Thanks!
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    I just bought the material for a hammock for my...

    I just bought the material for a hammock for my wife, so this would be great! Count me in!

    -Steve
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    I'm not sure that I like the idea of packing a...

    I'm not sure that I like the idea of packing a possibly wet tarp in the same bag as my insulation.
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