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    I've got work... So no go for me :(

    I've got work... So no go for me :(
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    Holy crap, January is coming up fast... I'm...

    Holy crap, January is coming up fast... I'm probably in for the FBH, should know for sure in the next week. Vampire, I might try to meet you up along the WI-MI border to share a bit of the drive &...
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    wow, posting is already gone

    wow, posting is already gone
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    Yeah.. I grew up learning on an Elna from the...

    Yeah.. I grew up learning on an Elna from the early 70s. Not sure where to find the SN, but I always loved the box - platform design.
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    I swear officer... here's my thread inject.......

    I swear officer... here's my thread inject.... uhh I mean sewing machine


    It does sometimes sound like I have a 'problem' when I start talking stitches per inch and ounces per square yard to...
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    I support the Royal Blue vote, but I really love...

    I support the Royal Blue vote, but I really love the Robin Egg Blue
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    I love the Hyper D 1.0 softness too... how are...

    I love the Hyper D 1.0 softness too... how are you getting below 7 oz.? or is that without the suspension?
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    +1 on the TechLine...

    +1 on the TechLine. I've made adjustable structural ridgelines from the 1.9, but fixed length ones from the 1.2 oz/100'
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    buy a 3 oz. pack of down from...

    buy a 3 oz. pack of down from http://thru-hiker.com/materials/insulation.php to fill the additional piece. The 800 fill power down is treated to be water-resistant... might be a good thing to help...
  10. Thread: Uq and tq advice

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    Genixia hit the nail on the head... great advice...

    Genixia hit the nail on the head... great advice

    The only thing I would add is for transferring and stuffing the baffles with down, a shop-vac with the eductor attachment is a great way to go.
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    Done By Proxy?

    Done By Proxy?
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    Looks like RipstopbytheRoll.com will have a 1.0...

    Looks like RipstopbytheRoll.com will have a 1.0 oz version of the Hyper-D material soon..

    The 1.6 oz stuff is freak'n awesome:
    http://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/1-6-oz-hyperd-ripstop-nylon
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    clever solution.. If I had a pack that needed a...

    clever solution.. If I had a pack that needed a support pad for its frame, I think this would be on my to-do list. Anything that can do double duty is worth the pursuit.
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    Quality materials do tend to cost a bit, but you...

    Quality materials do tend to cost a bit, but you get what you pay for.



    DIYGearSupply.com has Silicon-Nylon 2nds that are not very expensive and work extremely well. A full winter tarp can be...
  15. Since the catenary cut or catenary curve is going...

    Since the catenary cut or catenary curve is going to be along the outer edge of the tarp, I don't see the problem with pinning. Unless you are tossing the fabric around with pins in it, I think pins...
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    hmmm.... that's a bit more physics than I can...

    hmmm.... that's a bit more physics than I can do. If a normal 7/64" Amsteel Blue rope is 0.109375 inches (2.778mm) in diameter, the circumference is that x pi... or about 0.3436 in. (8.728mm). Now...
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    Door hinges can and will fail. Especially...

    Door hinges can and will fail. Especially pantry/closet door hinges. I'd suggest something like this:...
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    Dang it Greg.. that's $30+ that I didn't want to...

    Dang it Greg.. that's $30+ that I didn't want to spend on my Sawyer Mini....
    kQETu708Jss
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    I was going to comment that it should be noted...

    I was going to comment that it should be noted all dimensions are in inches, but noticed the "rope length required" box is in inches (also feet)... so all the other dimensions are probably inches...
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    Wait, what? Sewing as a way to pick up girls? I...

    Wait, what? Sewing as a way to pick up girls? I should have a harem by now. :lol:
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    Sticky: I offset the pleats by a couple/few inches... so...

    I offset the pleats by a couple/few inches... so none of the three layers of IX had pleats line up. This was to (in my mind) help with the curvature and with packing up the quilt. Also, the top...
  22. I found for these soft shackles that aren't meant...

    I found for these soft shackles that aren't meant for heavy loads, I prefer a figure-eight knot instead of the overhand knot as the stopper. It holds up well, can be untied if necessary and looks...
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    I really don't want to resort to 1.1 silnylon......

    I really don't want to resort to 1.1 silnylon... is there a time-frame, E.T.A., rough estimate for the Argon-sil?
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    Techline UCRs are my favorite... ZingIt is a...

    Techline UCRs are my favorite... ZingIt is a close second place :)
  25. I just passed through Tigerton last week.. had to...

    I just passed through Tigerton last week.. had to drive up to Ashland. If it wasn't a "work trip" I would have taken my kayak up and spent a couple nights around the Turtle Flambeau. Where do you...
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    Do I really have to be the one to mention UCRs? ...

    Do I really have to be the one to mention UCRs?

    aBiGD--SOFg

    To "solve" the slippage problem mentioned, just make a prussic knot with the short (red in video) line's end nearest to the...
  27. Thread: Phantom 20d

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    Phantom 20d

    I just noticed DIYGearSupply.com now has this 20d USMC camo ripstop.

    Is it much different from the normal 1.1? Anyone have experience with it?
  28. Usually 'breaks' the experience. Waking up to a...

    Usually 'breaks' the experience. Waking up to a clammy quilt is no fun.
  29. Thread: farrimond hitch

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    I always thought this was a quick-release prussic...

    I always thought this was a quick-release prussic or something. Nice to have a proper name to it.
  30. Thread: Sleeping bag?

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    Poll: I voted the "No Sleeping Bag" option because I...

    I voted the "No Sleeping Bag" option because I only use quilts now... but seems like there should have been a couple more options, like "only quilts" and "quilt and liner" and "quilt > 10C (50F) >...
  31. Also, read up on the Parallelogram Hammock...

    Also, read up on the Parallelogram Hammock design work.
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    you know they'd just die for...

    you know they'd just die for http://redditgifts.com/marketplace/product/catmouflage---cat-camo-t-shirt/9141/
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    I'm not usually a big camo guy, but some...

    I'm not usually a big camo guy, but some Sil-Argon in this pattern would be the cat's meow.
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    Dang, I was just about to try bashing all these...

    Dang, I was just about to try bashing all these baby seals and harvesting the fat in an attempt to make some uber-ultralight fat-nylon :laugh:
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    I'm sure there are some copyright issues to look...

    I'm sure there are some copyright issues to look at, but I can envision a whole kit around/under 1 lb. if done right. I'm not sure titanium would be right for the plates, either - maybe just the...
  36. Thread: Air beams

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    hmmm.. airbeam bridge? I'm not sure it would be...

    hmmm.. airbeam bridge? I'm not sure it would be rigid enough, but would love to see it. I've always thought an airbeam perpendicular to the ridge of a tarp would be a nice mod.
  37. Thread: Argon Camo Tarp

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    Nice work. I just wish the camo pattern wasn't...

    Nice work. I just wish the camo pattern wasn't so small and repeating. From a distance it looks like a magic-eye stereogram, defeating the camouflage's intended effect.
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    aaaaand I feel a bit stupid for not finding that...

    aaaaand I feel a bit stupid for not finding that :facepalm:

    Thanks
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    Dutchwear Sil-Argon Gone?

    Now that I've got enough saved up for a tarp... I can no longer find any Sil-Argon on the website.

    http://dutchwaregear.com/argon-sil-nylon.html
  40. Thread: DIY Stuff Sack

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    Try using a gallon ziplock to stuff the hammock...

    Try using a gallon ziplock to stuff the hammock (and any suspension, if you want) roll out the air and keep it in a sausage shape with some tape. Now measure the length of the gallon bag, then the...
  41. He's fallen a long ways from Jeremiah Johnson...

    He's fallen a long ways from Jeremiah Johnson...
  42. Thread: Hammock stuffing

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    The only problem with waterproof-ness is if your...

    The only problem with waterproof-ness is if your stuff has collected some moisture or is wet and you pack it up wet, it sucks. All of the bags I've made for my hammocks and quilts are either very...
  43. Thread: Right vs Left Lay

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    I've tried right-lay but feels like I'm going...

    I've tried right-lay but feels like I'm going against the grain, or like there's some geo-magnetic force that wants to point me in the other direction... Left-lay and I can get t..zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ...
  44. Thread: Thoughts please.

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    Every time I have the opportunity to hang, but...

    Every time I have the opportunity to hang, but all I can find are swords and spears sticking up out of the ground - these would be useful. I'll remember this solution next time I have that dream.
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    I am serious about adding acronym and...

    I am serious about adding acronym and abbreviation support... I think the forum needs it.

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=113846
  46. Yes, inverting the shell of a quilt (or whatever)...

    Yes, inverting the shell of a quilt (or whatever) can complicate the order in which you do things. I've had some brain-farts that made me rip 4 ft. of seam on more than one occasion :( It just...
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    True. And I'm sure we all would love to see...

    True. And I'm sure we all would love to see photos of the presentation!
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    These would be extremely useful if the backend...

    These would be extremely useful if the backend system would query the list every time it came across two, three or four capitalized letter/number combinations and inserted html acronym tags...
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    I've only ever seen the small ones in packs of 4...

    I've only ever seen the small ones in packs of 4 with cordage. Otherwise you could go for the Dutchware Wasp or other options...
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    instead of adding the shockcord to the middle,...

    instead of adding the shockcord to the middle, many folks are putting it down at the foot - the "Knotty Mod." It not only keeps the loose fabric from being... loose, but also creates a sort of...
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