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    Never tried basting tape but would suspect that...

    Never tried basting tape but would suspect that it might gum up the needle a bit. Not a big deal when working with canvas but problematic with the lightweight synthetics used in tarps.
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    Sticky: You are most welcome.

    You are most welcome.
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    Yet another approach. Always glad to see people...

    Yet another approach. Always glad to see people coming up with new solutions.
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    grannypat - The 6" sections have velcro, so you...

    grannypat - The 6" sections have velcro, so you can put the whole net over your hung hammock and then secure the velcro around the suspension, just outside the hammock knot.

    You're idea about the...
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    You're very welcome TT.

    You're very welcome TT.
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    doogie - Thanks for sharing that. That's a pretty...

    doogie - Thanks for sharing that. That's a pretty convincing testimonial of the efficacy of these weighted corner nets.
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    I think your idea has value but it also may be a...

    I think your idea has value but it also may be a solution in search of a problem. Many expect to have mosquito problems with a corner weighted bug net but I've yet to hear of someone who actually...
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    What fun. Great seeing you all having a place to...

    What fun. Great seeing you all having a place to hang despite the weather.
  9. What's the insulation and what scheme are you...

    What's the insulation and what scheme are you using to keep it from compressing when you're in the hammock?
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    Yup. Get used to hearing that.

    Yup. Get used to hearing that.
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    Sticky: Actually I do have two diamond tarps but they are...

    Actually I do have two diamond tarps but they are the asym diamonds for Hennessy Hammocks. In the case of the Hennessy, the tarp is strung very close to the hammock and actually attaches, via prusik...
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    Sticky: skin2red, it might work and I'm all for...

    skin2red, it might work and I'm all for experimenting but it's not something I'm interested in pursuing at this point. Hoping you'll give it a try and report back. Just make sure to reinforce the...
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    There's about 6" of velcro at each end but that's...

    There's about 6" of velcro at each end but that's just to secure it around the suspension. Other than that it just hangs free. The small trail stones you put in the corner pockets provides the weight...
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    I just use a corner weighted net. Easy in and...

    I just use a corner weighted net. Easy in and out. Easy to flip one side over to the other for unimpeded access to the hammock when needed (like during setup). Easy to make.

    Instruction: Detached...
  15. Congrats on your first DIY hammock. Hope you can...

    Congrats on your first DIY hammock. Hope you can find your sweet spot and get it tuned in just right.
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    We need to remember that the orders most of us...

    We need to remember that the orders most of us place with Redden are quite small compared to what they get from their core marine customers.
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    Hyperlinks look like plain text so in many cases...

    Hyperlinks look like plain text so in many cases you don't know they're there.

    Using Chrome on an iPad.
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    Just don't get out on the wrong side of the...

    Just don't get out on the wrong side of the hammock!
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    Yikes! Two cardinal sins there; using a knot in...

    Yikes! Two cardinal sins there; using a knot in Amsteel and losing the simple adjustability of a whoopie sling. Control those OCD tendencies man!
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    I'm so proud. Brings a tear to my eye. LOL ...

    I'm so proud. Brings a tear to my eye. LOL

    That' one massive hammock. Crinkle taffeta?

    What's the plan for a tarp?
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    Sorry, unable to post pics to assist right now...

    Sorry, unable to post pics to assist right now but not one of my equivalently rated synthetic quilts or sleeping bags packs down nearly as small as its down counterpart. This applies to all the items...
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    IMHO, shock cord should always be used for under...

    IMHO, shock cord should always be used for under quilt suspension, to allow the UQ adjust to the dynamic shape of the hammock and avoid tearing the UQ should the suspension be set too tight.
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    Sticky: +1 on gmcttr's comment. Now, I don't use pads,...

    +1 on gmcttr's comment.

    Now, I don't use pads, so all but one hammock I've made has been a single layer. Also, it's a function of weight. Many people can get by with a single layer 1.1 but others...
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    ScottDale, you can find info on mini spreader...

    ScottDale, you can find info on mini spreader bars in this thread started by Redoleary.
  25. Thank you Donna and all the others who will make...

    Thank you Donna and all the others who will make this yet another great MAHHA!
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    Cool. Have considered cloning those for quite...

    Cool. Have considered cloning those for quite some time. You just saved me the heavy lifting. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great video. Thanks for sharing. Surprised the...

    Great video. Thanks for sharing.

    Surprised the post or table didn't give way!
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    Could you rough up the surface of the ladderlock...

    Could you rough up the surface of the ladderlock buckles to increase the friction?
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    I didn't want to name names but glad you decided...

    I didn't want to name names but glad you decided to out yourself Yoda. We both got a little wet that night. There was a tornado watch in effect and when the rain came it came sideways with you and me...
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    Welcome from New Jersey, USA. Please post some...

    Welcome from New Jersey, USA. Please post some pics of your garden hanging.
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    Trying to turn a vapor barrier into a breathable...

    Trying to turn a vapor barrier into a breathable material is a difficult proposition. A while back WV experimented perforating space blankets with many many tiny holes using a sewing machine. If...
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    You need a substantially stronger connector....

    You need a substantially stronger connector. Hammock ridge lines rated at 500# have been snapped, though thats a pretty extreme case.

    Dutch makes a nice mini biner just for this purpose.
  33. Thread: A Little Tip

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    Great tip OG. Works very well with indoor...

    Great tip OG. Works very well with indoor Brazilian hammocks too.
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    Good question. The main reason a hammock is...

    Good question. The main reason a hammock is usually made from a single piece of fabric is to maintain strength.
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    I consider it fragile. The first time I hiked...

    I consider it fragile. The first time I hiked with someone with a new Cuben tarp I was concerned about his bridge hammock spreader bars. Sure enough, next morning there was a hole in it. Yes, we had...
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    Good stuff Ratdog. I also slept out in hopes of...

    Good stuff Ratdog. I also slept out in hopes of subzero temps but alas it only hit 0F here in northern NJ.

    On the plus side, the air was still so I didn't use a tarp. Even saw a shooting star....
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    BillyBob58 is probably the forum's greatest...

    BillyBob58 is probably the forum's greatest authority on the Super Shelter. Listen closely when he speaks on the subject. :D
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    Did a cold (14F) overnight this week and used a...

    Did a cold (14F) overnight this week and used a Bisquick Shake 'n Pour pancake mix bottle to avoid having to leave the hammock at night. Have used a few different containers over the years and the...
  39. Thread: Insultex or SS?

    by Knotty
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    The SS is custom designed and fit to work with...

    The SS is custom designed and fit to work with your Hennessy. In my book that gives it the advantage over an insultex system. Looks much better too.
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    Dave - I doubt there's much more that I can add....

    Dave - I doubt there's much more that I can add. Just know that you have one more person praying for you.
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    Hope you're doing better and thanks for sharing...

    Hope you're doing better and thanks for sharing the pic.
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    Christmas hammocks! Love it and apparently so do...

    Christmas hammocks! Love it and apparently so do the kids.
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    elef, I see you're from Hungary. Enjoy a Unicum...

    elef, I see you're from Hungary. Enjoy a Unicum for me. :)

    My father came from Béb.
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    Even watermelons deserve a hammock. These are...

    Even watermelons deserve a hammock. These are from a garden at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.
  45. Thread: Is this a joke?

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    That picture is worth a thousand words. Told me...

    That picture is worth a thousand words. Told me instantly about the reviewers level of expertise.
  46. Like the others, I like the creative thinking...

    Like the others, I like the creative thinking going on here, Red.

    Without trying it, I'm not sure I can contribute much at this point other than one thought. The load is now being carried by just...
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    I hear you. It's like a I have a gear check...

    I hear you. It's like a I have a gear check valve. Gear can come in but can't go back out.
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    Sticky: Straight stitch is all that's needed for the...

    Straight stitch is all that's needed for the hems. Zigzag just complicates things with no real advantage.

    I've made many hammocks, all with a straight stitch, and haven't popped a thread yet.
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    Can't watch this right now but will put in the...

    Can't watch this right now but will put in the queue for later viewing.

    Thanks.
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    As a general rule, I doubt hammock sleeping is...

    As a general rule, I doubt hammock sleeping is problematic but there are always exceptions.

    I've been in a hammock full time for over three years and my back thanks me for it every day.
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