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  1. I'll be there. Look forward to seeing everyone,...

    I'll be there. Look forward to seeing everyone, havent seen a lot of you guys in a while. I'm gonna kick some butt at badminton! Look out suckers!

    The decals look great. I'd put one of those on...
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    How did you like the Hexon 1.6 W?

    How did you like the Hexon 1.6 W?
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    I just made a Hexon 1.6 W and I found I could lay...

    I just made a Hexon 1.6 W and I found I could lay really comfortably on my side. I'm comfortable in a standard width and can turn to the side a little, but felt like I had more of a range with the...
  4. I'll take a SS size medium. Those look awesome!...

    I'll take a SS size medium. Those look awesome! I'll buy a couple stickers at the hang too if there are extras.
  5. Haven't checked this thread for a while. I love...

    Haven't checked this thread for a while. I love this hang! I'm in for stickers and a t shirt. Poly sounds good. Nice job Liz.
  6. I don't think it would work on its own as an UQ,...

    I don't think it would work on its own as an UQ, but stringing it loosely under an UQ, that isn't quite warm enough on its own, might add some R value. Try it out and see what works. Before I had an...
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    Nice job. I love my Xenon tarp. It never...

    Nice job. I love my Xenon tarp. It never stretches out overnight. I'll never make another silnylon tarp after using polyester.
  8. This is one of my favorite hangs. I had to miss...

    This is one of my favorite hangs. I had to miss this one last year but I'm planning on going. We missed you at the winter hang Tripod.
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    Go Chaaaz. A brand new can of worms to play with....

    Go Chaaaz. A brand new can of worms to play with. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
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    Where's the report on the Argon 67 hammock Sunny...

    Where's the report on the Argon 67 hammock Sunny Bear?
  11. How much does the pack weigh?

    How much does the pack weigh?
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    Whip for sure Hexon 1.0 weighs 1.07 oz/sqyd and...

    Whip for sure
    Hexon 1.0 weighs 1.07 oz/sqyd and it has a square ripstop grid.



    Agreed. I look forward to hearing how it goes. A 67 hammock has been made. Not sure of the results.
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    Great photographs Tom! Thanks for putting that...

    Great photographs Tom! Thanks for putting that together and for bringing so much gear and being so generous with it. Hope to see you at the winter nehha.
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/22/d32ab46993...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/22/d32ab4699313f00fe5f5e013e5f01ba6.jpg

    Here's the one picture I took. Enjoyed the campfire conversation.
  15. Those are lighter than I expected. The weight is...

    Those are lighter than I expected. The weight is one reason I shy away from zippers, but for like 1.5 oz, they might be worth it.

    EDIT: actually the shortest is 32 grams.
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    Nice quilt. I've harvested down from coats. I bet...

    Nice quilt. I've harvested down from coats. I bet that was not very fun.
  17. Thanks Chaaaz. I still have that bow, spindle...

    Thanks Chaaaz. I still have that bow, spindle (the spindle that's made hundreds of fires), and socket; I'll have to make another hearth/fire board, wore out yours and the last one I made. I'll bring...
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    Oops. Missed the karo baffle part. Listen to...

    Oops. Missed the karo baffle part. Listen to Scotty Von Porkchop. I've only made one TQ.
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    If your baffles are going vertically, then I...

    If your baffles are going vertically, then I think the loss of length will be negligible. Width might be slightly different. 2.5 inches of loft seems like a lot to me. You would need 2.5 inch baffle...
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    I think it could work. Only one way to find out...

    I think it could work. Only one way to find out though. Keep us posted on your experiments.
  21. I'm pretty sure I'm in for saturday night. I...

    I'm pretty sure I'm in for saturday night. I might hitch a ride with Dutch since he's passing by and my 18 year old truck is coughing a little. Seems to cost $500 every time that thing coughs.

    I...
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    Ah sorry, looked to me like it was slightly...

    Ah sorry, looked to me like it was slightly transparent and so I assumed it was Xenon.
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    Oh, forgot about the pad. All of these...

    Oh, forgot about the pad.



    All of these would work and cheaper than buying an underquilt.
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    Ah ha. Lightbulb. Why didn't I think of that?...

    Ah ha. Lightbulb. Why didn't I think of that? Thanks!
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    Yeah I made one with a ridge line of 11 or 11.5...

    Yeah I made one with a ridge line of 11 or 11.5 feet, can't remember exactly now, but I have concerns about coverage if I did run into something more than a sprinkle. And when I tried to pitch it...
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    I have a 1.6 and I think single would work for...

    I have a 1.6 and I think single would work for you, but there's also the Hexon 2.4. Cheaper than a double layer and much more heavy duty. I have a 2.4 also and it is comfy.
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    I'm guessing it's finished width is just under 5...

    I'm guessing it's finished width is just under 5 feet. Do you find you get enough coverage on the sides?
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    Cool. Good idea for the quilt. It looks well...

    Cool. Good idea for the quilt. It looks well done. And the dehydrator is pretty neat too.
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    That is a sharp tarp. I basically made the same...

    That is a sharp tarp. I basically made the same tarp in black. It will be just as taut in the morning as it is in those pics. I like the Xenon reinforcements. Mine is 100 percent Xenon too. And there...
  30. Nice. I hadn't looked at this thread. I guess the...

    Nice. I hadn't looked at this thread. I guess the term jungle blanket threw me a little, but just followed your link. Goog job. I made something similar using an old unzipped down sleeping bag when I...
  31. I've been playing around with a piece of...

    I've been playing around with a piece of climashield, trying to get it just right so the insulation is flush with the hammock but not compressed. This system would be fixed so if you changed your...
  32. This thread got me thinking and I wonder if...

    This thread got me thinking and I wonder if something like this would work.

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/09/5123c181fdab5b572ff8f607212e9913.jpg

    That zig zag of shock cord could be...
  33. +1 I don't remember ever seeing something exactly...

    +1 I don't remember ever seeing something exactly like that tried. Interested to see how it works. Good luck. Hard to know how things will work until you make it and test it out.
  34. I'm a possible for Saturday night. Having trouble...

    I'm a possible for Saturday night. Having trouble getting Friday off of work at this point.
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    Locked Brummell end of whoopie sling ...

    Locked Brummell end of whoopie sling

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/07/4602214b8940b90bb9b4f9a925ee4f85.jpg

    Or maybe
    ...
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    I almost never use a ridgeline. I have a handful...

    I almost never use a ridgeline. I have a handful of times, but mostly for using a winter sock in temps way below freezing. When I do use one it's an adjustable ridgeline, I use a long zing-it whoopie...
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    Edit: I suppose you could get wear on the fabric...

    Edit: I suppose you could get wear on the fabric the way I do it where the larks head goes around the fabric, but once you lay in it it locks and doesn't seem to allow movement of the fabric. And it...
  38. Hexon 1.0 and Xenon 1.1

    Hexon 1.0 and Xenon 1.1
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    I am a big fan of whipping the ends rather than...

    I am a big fan of whipping the ends rather than threading something through a sewn channel. If you thread through a sewn channel, you are putting your weight on a triple seam and (though I've never...
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    Good advice Ramblinrev. I never looked at the...

    Good advice Ramblinrev. I never looked at the feed dogs too closely and just realized I have 5 on my 25 year old Viking, which sews like a dream, so not surprising.

    WaffleBox, I have that problem...
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    I agree with the concensus on sil poly. It's...

    I agree with the concensus on sil poly. It's better for tarps. Nylon tarps stretch overnight in any kind of moisture. I can't afford Cuban fiber, but I have seen cuban tarps and it really doesn't...
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    It is fire engine red, maybe even a little...

    It is fire engine red, maybe even a little brighter, not like the muted darkish red he carries in some other fabrics.
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    You did make that look easy. I cussed my sewing...

    You did make that look easy. I cussed my sewing machine out a few times making my first quilt. How did the down stuffing go?
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    Down comforters from goodwill and the salvation...

    Down comforters from goodwill and the salvation army have made me 4 quilts, a pair of down pants and some other small things. They are generally a really high percentage of down to feathers. I have...
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    Yes. There are two of us. One CountryRoads and...

    Yes. There are two of us. One CountryRoads and one Country Roads. I am not the original.

    I noticed the other day that the ripstop in the different weights of Hexon is different sizes.
    ...
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    I have a couple PolyD hammocks, 1.2 and 1.4, and...

    I have a couple PolyD hammocks, 1.2 and 1.4, and a NylonD 1.6. The PolyD has almost no stretch and has the smoothest feel of all of these fabrics. The NylonD I think is comparable to Argon 1.6 in...
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/24/4e837a1491...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/24/4e837a1491654d57a611c86a6203774c.jpg
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    Yes. I've used an Argon 1.6 for a long time and I...

    Yes. I've used an Argon 1.6 for a long time and I have abused that thing and it is still good as new, but the Hexon has a heavier ripstop and much more of it and comes in at the same weight so it is...
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/24/19b0a6b577...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/24/19b0a6b5779fbb20b7725fb4d194afd4.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/24/64633a9cd4ff5702a5c2650771b3c100.jpg
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    Hexon 1.0, 1.6, and 2.4 review

    I made a hammock out of each of the different weights of Hexon and I love them all. The 2.4 is really tough stuff. I think you could make a backpack out of it and it feels the most sturdy. Your butt...
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