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    Good for you, Squishy! Testing materials and...

    Good for you, Squishy! Testing materials and sharing the results helps us all. I sometimes use a MSH with 7/64" amsteel or 2.2 mm dynaglide, though mostly with 1" tree straps. I wonder if the...
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    Why not use plastic snaps to attach the top...

    Why not use plastic snaps to attach the top layer. Indoors you shouldn't have to worry about breezes infiltrating. If the layers separate, they'd be easier to wash.
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    Interesting question. Apparently neodymium...

    Interesting question. Apparently neodymium magnets need to go much colder than that before their magnetic force starts to diminish. See this link. Some things become brittle in extreme cold,...
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    wagex, you made the right decision in choosing...

    wagex, you made the right decision in choosing polyfill batting for your insulation, because non-calendared fabric is not downproof. For car camping, you've selected perfect materials for your first...
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    It depends on how the magnets are used. I chose...

    It depends on how the magnets are used. I chose to use 4 pairs of ceramic magnets along the centerline of my bridge hammock to hold the underquilt up against the hammock. It doesn't take much force...
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    FS: Darn you, Dutch! Oh well, bring them to the...

    Darn you, Dutch!

    Oh well, bring them to the Watoga Hang in October. I want to inspect them up close. :)
  7. @OBTS: No, but it's pretty vague. Explain some...

    @OBTS: No, but it's pretty vague. Explain some more. :)

    @gmcttr: you'd be warmer if they were insulated.
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    Good advice, MoeTCrow, especially with respect to...

    Good advice, MoeTCrow, especially with respect to hydration.
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    Here's a link to one I made 6 years ago (previous...

    Here's a link to one I made 6 years ago (previous dog). It's insulated because he didn't have a very warm coat.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/1/8/0/dog_hammock_001_original.jpg
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    Have you had a vet check her hips? This troubles...

    Have you had a vet check her hips? This troubles me.
  11. Thread: Molly Mac Pack

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    FS: 114858Any hunters here? Anybody here work on...

    114858Any hunters here? Anybody here work on trails? This pack is good for backpacking (see Rat's posts), and great for carrying tools or almost anything else.
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    2Ply's photo shows a good setup. I use a tarp...

    2Ply's photo shows a good setup. I use a tarp big enough that the back wall can be staked down to the ground so my dog won't tangle around those guy lines, and the porch lines get tied to a zing-it...
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    You can get 1.1 oz fabric seconds for as little...

    You can get 1.1 oz fabric seconds for as little as $2.35/ yd. at DIY Gear Supply: http://diygearsupply.com/product/1-1oz-ripstop-nylon-2nds/
    Dutch's Apex looks to be one of the best buys for...
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    :lol: No. It could be cheaper if I limited...

    :lol: No. It could be cheaper if I limited myself to one item that I needed and had all the tools and knowledge necessary ahead of time, but the DIY bug doesn't work that way. What I do get is the...
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    PP, First off, I don't have direct experience...

    PP,
    First off, I don't have direct experience with either product, but I know both Stormcrow and MacEntyre, and they will both treat you right. Second, I make all my own gear, so I may not be able...
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    Don't go to sea, Thom. :lol: Old mnemonic to...

    Don't go to sea, Thom. :lol:

    Old mnemonic to remember the colors of port and starboard: A man goes into a wine shop and asks, "Do you have any RED PORT LEFT?"
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    Good points about the outer shell and darts, but...

    Good points about the outer shell and darts, but I question "the challenge of feeding fluffy insulation through the feed dogs". Feed dogs don't catch insulation fibers. The presser foot does, so...
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    Interesting question. I have experimented with...

    Interesting question. I have experimented with varying the cat curve by tightening it up to produce transverse ridges under my knees and lower back, but I haven't moved it in the way you propose. ...
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    Will we see you at the Grayson Highlands Fall...

    Will we see you at the Grayson Highlands Fall Festival? Lots of hammocks to see and try, lots of good people and food. :)
    Only slightly farther away is the Hot Springs Hang. Say Hi to HB (Hangin...
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    When you said "rod" I thought you were onto...

    When you said "rod" I thought you were onto something, but you described pultruded carbon tubes. If the ones you used had thicker walls than the typical carbon fiber arrow shafts, then they are...
  21. I can confirm that the WWII Jungle Hammocks had...

    I can confirm that the WWII Jungle Hammocks had zippererd bugnets. That was what I used as a kid in the 1950s. To the OP, looking at some of your questions, I'd say, "Why did you ask?" But I'd...
  22. I'd guess that Ed Speer was using lightweight...

    I'd guess that Ed Speer was using lightweight nylon quite a while before WB or TTTG.
  23. I should add that SGT Rock was the first person...

    I should add that SGT Rock was the first person who made me take the ultralight phenomenon seriously, because he not only talked about how light his gear was, he also tested and tested and tested,...
  24. Great memoir, Rock. Thanks. I don't recall...

    Great memoir, Rock. Thanks.

    I don't recall exactly when I decided to get off the ground again. Maybe it was 2002 or 2003. I had used a jungle hammock as a kid in the 50s. I found the Yahoo...
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    You're a breath of fresh air! (Do they have fresh...

    You're a breath of fresh air! (Do they have fresh air in Texas this time of year?) Take Joe's advice. (Is Arlington near San Antonio? Is anything near anything?) Go for it!
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    Is it his gear or yours?

    Is it his gear or yours?
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    I agree with you about velcro, but ... That's...

    I agree with you about velcro, but ...

    That's for a tested and proven application. 3.1 grams is about 1/10th of an ounce, the weight of a new penny (worn pennies weigh less).
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    Baby Huey, those are good questions. There is...

    Baby Huey, those are good questions. There is likely some difference in how they would apply to different hammocks (gathered end or bridge) and magnets in different locations (center or edge). Your...
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    How I use magnets

    I have used magnets in channels, as suggested by climbing.kevin, but instead of putting them along the edges of the hammock I use them to hold the center up against the sleeper without compressing...
  30. Looks beautiful. I wish my bugnets looked like...

    Looks beautiful. I wish my bugnets looked like that! What cord or thread will you use for quilting loops? I've tried heavy nylon (69), but it doesn't hold knots well.
  31. Thread: Ello, ello

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    Hi, Adam. Welcome. There are hammocks...

    Hi, Adam. Welcome. There are hammocks everywhere. :)
  32. I'm generally not a fan of kickstarter, but this...

    I'm generally not a fan of kickstarter, but this looks like a good idea, so I bought in. Mikhail, what do you think the production models will weigh?
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    That's precisely why the insulating layers of my...

    That's precisely why the insulating layers of my hammocks, as well as the underquilts I make to supplement them are based on patterns made by measuring each side of the fifty or so triangles I draw...
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    Glad you had a great trip. with good weather. ...

    Glad you had a great trip. with good weather. Too bad about your wife's mishap on the portage. Thanks for the food notes in your trip report. Wonderful photos.
  35. Thread: Cuben Tarp Designs?

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    I made a cuben rain cape that can be used to fill...

    I made a cuben rain cape that can be used to fill the end triangle of my more-or-less rectangular cuben tarp. Works fine. As a cape it keeps the top half of me dry, and I now need a rain kilt. ...
  36. Great information. I learned more about this...

    Great information. I learned more about this hammock from your review than all the other reviews and sales videos I've seen.
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    I've often thought that a lightweight thimble...

    I've often thought that a lightweight thimble would be a good idea for hammock suspensions, especially with Dynaglide, but the steel ones from hardware stores are heavy, and it's hard to find ones...
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    You could use the original shock cord with some...

    You could use the original shock cord with some non-stretch extensions (maybe 25 cm or so) for longer hammocks.
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    I think Pertex Microlight, Pertex Quantum, and...

    I think Pertex Microlight, Pertex Quantum, and Momentum 90 all use weaves that wick moisture efficiently to the outside of the fabric, where the slightly fuzzy surface gives a larger area so...
  40. Thread: Hexon 1.6?

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    Thanks, Dutch. I know I like the feel of Argon...

    Thanks, Dutch. I know I like the feel of Argon 1.6, so I'll probably try the Hexon 1.6. Send me the Dobby 1.9 ASAP - sometimes you just need to gamble.:rolleyes:
  41. Thread: Hexon 1.6?

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    Welcome, r14n_. Pretty sharp for a newbie! :)

    Welcome, r14n_. Pretty sharp for a newbie! :)
  42. Thread: Hexon 1.6?

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    And mine, too. Thanks, Dutch. That is the kind...

    And mine, too. Thanks, Dutch. That is the kind of forthright answer we've come to expect from you. My concern about downproof fabric obviously has to do with my insulated hammocks, as Primaloft...
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    Those are two good questions. ... and...

    Those are two good questions.



    ... and that's a good answer. Be aware that many ridge lines are not intended to be structural, that is they're intended to hold up a mosquito net or serve as a...
  44. Thread: Hexon 1.6?

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    Not talking, eh? We have ways ...

    Not talking, eh? We have ways ...
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    Okay, what's the fiber? I like the close-up pics...

    Okay, what's the fiber?
    I like the close-up pics of the weave.
    I like fabrics in this weight range (that's weight of fabric). My choice is usually supplex nylon.
    Does your new fabric have a...
  46. Thread: Ventum outer layer?

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    We have come into a time when vendors are putting...

    We have come into a time when vendors are putting their own names on fabrics, and there are enough similar ones with different names that the distinctions are beginning to blur for me. I look at...
  47. Thread: Insulation types

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    Nice to see another perspective on any question. ...

    Nice to see another perspective on any question. This seems related primarily to garments. It started me searching for things about Primaloft again, and I found a discussion on BPL from last Fall. ...
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    @Shug ; glad you were interested in trying the...

    @Shug ; glad you were interested in trying the Amok. I believe it could be cloned in a lighter weight, but I've never seen one. I can count on a good report from you. Curious about other pad...
  49. Thread: Dynaglide question

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    Have you thought about using loopie slings...

    Have you thought about using loopie slings instead of whoopie slings with Dynaglide? They're like UCRs but with the ends connected to make a loop. That doubles the working strength and it's still...
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    I make up wide strips of DIY cuben tape with...

    I make up wide strips of DIY cuben tape with parallel strips of 9460 adhesive transfer tape so I can cut whatever repair patch size I need. Or you could add a patch of cuben with a urethane adhesive...
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