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    i'm sure you have already found these sources...

    i'm sure you have already found these sources BUTT just in case you haven't...

    here are some that i have been kicking around for a few years

    http://www.dealsgap.com
    ...
  2. Thread: Raccoons....

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    WIRE they can't climb wire, nor can they...

    WIRE

    they can't climb wire, nor can they shinny across it

    carry some smooth wire that can be strung between trees or poles for your BEAR BAG system

    just this old fat boy'z 2 worth
  3. Thread: Tarpworms

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    SIMPLE... hold the ZING-IT(or any synthetic...

    SIMPLE...

    hold the ZING-IT(or any synthetic cordage) over a candle and gently pull it in two

    the resulting molten end will be tapered, automatically

    sw
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    though they may seem very snug, those joints do...

    though they may seem very snug, those joints do have a bit of slop in them & placing 2 joints in the middle of your span increases the effect

    if 16'(7' + 6' + 3') is your goal, your best bet might...
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    your use of QUALITY HARDWARE is quite admirable!...

    your use of QUALITY HARDWARE is quite admirable!

    grade 5 bolts w/ nyloc nuts & that ss ring nut

    makes a very clean unit

    WELL DONE!

    sw
  6. those trees sure have a lot of sap in them

    those trees sure have a lot of sap in them
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    it is likely you already have most of these &...

    it is likely you already have most of these & just haven't thought about them...

    utility knife/extra blades, good quality multi-tool, small spool of fine florist wire, several sizes of grommets w/...
  8. Thread: Sleep Apnea

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    the TRANSCEND unit runs on 110vac and has 2...

    the TRANSCEND unit runs on 110vac and has 2 battery options

    1-night & 2 night

    the charger will run off 12vdc or 110vac

    they also offer a solar charger

    i got the 2-night battery, 12vdc...
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    QUITE IMPRESSIVE specially if you can pull it...

    QUITE IMPRESSIVE

    specially if you can pull it off in ALUMINUM!

    sw
  10. the stock system worked well, for me, and was...

    the stock system worked well, for me, and was rather simple, once i got the image in my mind

    slept several times w/ it and had no failures(isn't that what we are really striving for?)

    i'm...
  11. ever considered creating a GAZIBO/GRAPE ARBOR...

    ever considered creating a GAZIBO/GRAPE ARBOR type structure FOR THE BRIDAL UNIT?

    it could be STRATEGICALLY DESIGNED to accommodate your hammock :-)

    just a ponderment
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    here'z a chart i found, earlier, on this forum ...

    here'z a chart i found, earlier, on this forum

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag60/swoody126/DIY%20STUFF/WebbingStitchPatterns_zps91c7c922.png

    good luck

    sw
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    stole this from ??? on this forum may help ...

    stole this from ??? on this forum

    may help

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag60/swoody126/DIY%20STUFF/WebbingStitchPatterns_zps91c7c922.png

    good luck

    sw
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    sleeping bags work well in LARGE COTTON LAUNDRY...

    sleeping bags work well in LARGE COTTON LAUNDRY BAGS

    this way, they breathe, they remain expanded, they stay clean(er)

    ALL of the COATED/IMPREGNATED fabrics need to stay in a milder climate,...
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    never associated these little buggers w/ any kind...

    never associated these little buggers w/ any kind of strength, in my past(sailing related)

    we just used them to affix non-essential items to rigging and secure the pin in shackles

    i'll be...
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    you are holding the main body of the burry from...

    you are holding the main body of the burry from the wrong end

    hold it @ the end you're pulling out of, not the end the burry starts into

    and keep the length of the burry scrunched up & OPEN
    ...
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    maybe i was just mistaken, when i ASSUMED the HH...

    maybe i was just mistaken, when i ASSUMED the HH RIDGE LINE was established to be hung taught & thus providing the PROPER HANG(in approximation)

    for whatever reason, it has worked well for me,...
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    and NOW THE FUN BEGINS! as an ADVrider reader,...

    and NOW THE FUN BEGINS!

    as an ADVrider reader, myself, i can envision the little wheels in your mind ON STEROIDS

    TWEAKING THE SUSPENSION

    WHAT GROUND CLOTH?

    GIDGETS, GADGETS, WIDGETS &...
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    several of the guys n gals i was riding with HANG...

    several of the guys n gals i was riding with HANG @ night

    there is always a hammock, or several, hanging between the trees on out group rides

    and they're why i got into HANGING

    yes, as...
  20. kinda like some folks fondle their beads?

    kinda like some folks fondle their beads?
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    with the information on SAMSON'S chart, i would...

    with the information on SAMSON'S chart, i would guess 1/4" is OVERKILL

    http://www.samsonrope.com/Pages/Product.aspx?ProductID=872

    just this old fat boy's OPINION...
  22. the meese love TP for their nests :lol:

    the meese love TP for their nests :lol:
  23. DITTO! it is time we started teaching...

    DITTO!

    it is time we started teaching RESPONSIBILITY, in camp

    goes along with not shining these new bright lights in the eyes of others, running & yelling in campgrounds after 8pm and the list...
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    DON'T GET IN A HURRY! there are many vendors...

    DON'T GET IN A HURRY!

    there are many vendors and quite a few companies that make everything from A-LA-CART items to complete systems WITH many styles, to choose from

    take some time and goto...
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    same way TREKKERS do it instead of using...

    same way TREKKERS do it

    instead of using trekker poles, just separate the paddle & use the 2 sections to suspend the fly

    a double stake out on each end should finish the system off, nicely(the...
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    there are several potential solutions to your...

    there are several potential solutions to your problem

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?34776-Portable-Hammock-Stand

    and here'z a list of several more
    ...
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    it'z easier to pull sidewayz :lol:

    it'z easier to pull sidewayz :lol:
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    good story no pics, it didn't happen

    good story

    no pics, it didn't happen
  29. heard, recently, that shavings from a bar of...

    heard, recently, that shavings from a bar of IRISH SPRING helped repel the little vermin

    ALLEGEDLY used by CORVETTE & FANCY MOTOR CYCLE owners, that have experienced gnawed wireing
  30. i have found that doing something around...

    i have found that doing something around youngsters with my back turned makes them curious

    you might try taking a supply of strap materials on your next adventure and, w/ your son, make a set of...
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    here is a thread that addresses your...

    here is a thread that addresses your question/concept

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?79784-Dog-Bone-Amsteel-Loop-for-HH

    pretty simple, if you eventually decide to go this...
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    guess i'm telling my age :lol: sw

    guess i'm telling my age :lol:

    sw
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    "Q" wouldn't that be tantamount to touching it...

    "Q"

    wouldn't that be tantamount to touching it from the under side, during a rain event?

    just a ponderment
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    i do not understand the OP's "Q" :confused: ...

    i do not understand the OP's "Q" :confused:

    just need to get another shipping container, the 2 i have are crammed full :lol:
  35. SLEEP STUDY scheduled for tomorrow night after...

    SLEEP STUDY scheduled for tomorrow night

    after a recent week in ICU w/ a 2nd blood clot to the lungs, the staff determined i needed an O2 test, thru the night

    76% wasn't high enough to make...
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    the fly, in snake skins, can be placed outside/in...

    the fly, in snake skins, can be placed outside/in the net, if damp/wet

    the hammock, in snake skins, can go inside, since it should be dry

    it's your option

    th'aint on rule/law
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    THAT'Z GREAT SPORT!!! being one who rides...

    THAT'Z GREAT SPORT!!!

    being one who rides motorcycles, camps, hangs, sails, builds wooden boats, builds street rods......, i often get that response, when working thru an...
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    please accept my apologies & feel free to move me...

    please accept my apologies & feel free to move me to where i should be

    sw
  39. KISS :) keeping it simple is an added...

    KISS :)

    keeping it simple is an added advantage!!!

    hardware store/lumber yard components w/ no need for tools(after initial creation), for assembly in the field

    i am a fan of forged eyes(too...
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    been using a LUXURYLITE for a coupla years i...

    been using a LUXURYLITE for a coupla years

    i use my XPED SYNMAT on the cot, just as i do in my HH SAFARI DELUXE

    i would say that both methods provide as good or a better night's sleep as my...
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    thanks for the clarification i will still be...

    thanks for the clarification

    i will still be looking at the strongest on the chart, if i'm bettin my butt on the results

    sw
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    here'z a chart FYI ...

    here'z a chart FYI

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag60/swoody126/DIY%20STUFF/WebbingStitchPatterns_zps91c7c922.png

    good luck w/ your project

    sw
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    the components you are looking at originated, in...

    the components you are looking at originated, in part, in the FLEA MARKET INDUSTRY

    they were, originally, used w/ ELECTRICAL CONDUIT & covered w/ BLUE PLASTIC TARPS, held on w/ bungees

    you can...
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    get it! by the time you do your ridge line and...

    get it!

    by the time you do your ridge line and a few tie outs, you'll figg'r out a plethora of other uses

    one such use is the GOLF BALL DEAD LIMB HARVESTING TOOL

    splice a golf ball(you have...
  45. Thread: tapering..?

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    for illustration i am posting a pic of ZING-IT,...

    for illustration i am posting a pic of ZING-IT, because it is much easier to visualize

    i just take the end of the line between my teeth & grind it into a FAN shape, as far up as i want the taper...
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    i have described what i did in reply #20 in the...

    i have described what i did in reply #20 in the following thread

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?89007-Anyone-ever-permanently-attach-whoopie-sling/page2

    really quite simple,...
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    looks like ALPINE DAD answered the prime point of...

    looks like ALPINE DAD answered the prime point of your question

    in addition to his solution, i have made my suspension systems EASILY detachable

    WHEN you encounter wet weather, you can remove...
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    WARRANTY ? since i RARELY come home w/ new...

    WARRANTY ?

    since i RARELY come home w/ new stuff, i had overlooked that aspect of the situation

    sw
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    the stock HH system is ANVIL SIMPLE each end...

    the stock HH system is ANVIL SIMPLE

    each end of the hammock is covered w/ a CONE SHAPED piece that is ZIP-TIED in place

    when i snip'd the ZIP-TIE and slid the cover aside, this is what i saw
    ...
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    EXCELLENT RESOURCES! flat nylon & polyester,...

    EXCELLENT RESOURCES!

    flat nylon & polyester, being my 2-goto materials, are confirmed as ADVISABLE, for ratchet straps :thumbup1:

    thx

    sw
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