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    No interest I guess. So in the next day or 2 I'll...

    No interest I guess. So in the next day or 2 I'll take the netting to the local Salvation Army thrift store and donate it. Maybe somebody will want it and the Salvation Army can earn a little for...
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    Okay - the camo netting turned out heavy for what...

    Okay - the camo netting turned out heavy for what he wanted.

    I weighed the 2 pices:

    9.1 oz and 19.5 oz, Both: 28.65 oz

    So it comes to a little under 2.86 oz/yd. Probably a little heavy for...
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    FS: noseeum - woodland camo

    I have some woodland camo noseeum.

    10 yds in 2 pieces. It has been a long time since I measured, but I am pretty sure it is 60" wide.

    I got it as seconds. The reason: the camo is streaked down...
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    A small update on the carbon fiber spreader bars....

    A small update on the carbon fiber spreader bars.

    They are still working great.

    But I was getting a little nervous about butting the two sections of carbon fiber at the slip joint. Not too...
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    Mine are 0.70 oz and 0.71 oz. Heavier than...

    Mine are 0.70 oz and 0.71 oz.

    Heavier than some and less than others :laugh:

    But then they are indestructible and will last for many generations.
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    I finally had to make some pegs. Had some Ti...

    I finally had to make some pegs.

    Had some Ti alloy 1/4" rods left over from another project. That stuff is so hard even the carborundum wheel had trouble with it.

    Cut some 6" lengths and...
  7. I believe it was Opie who showed me about the...

    I believe it was Opie who showed me about the Prussics on the guy lines. Used them ever since. Easy and light and easily replaced in the field if needed. I just leave the Prussic where it was and...
  8. A few years back I tested the Hitchcraft...

    A few years back I tested the Hitchcraft rope cleat. Much heavier and larger. It was and is excellent for many uses such as truck tie downs, etc. Quick easy one hand operation.

    Was trying to use...
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    Thanks

    Ber - I would like to thank for your timely posting on the carbon fiber spreaders. TiredFeet brought your work to my attention and it is quite timely. I had made a Bridge Hammock for a friend, but he...
  10. Thread: SacSoc

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    SacSoc

    I'm putting thus under the DIY forum, because I think that is the closest fit.

    While at the supermarket today with my wife, I saw the SacSoc on display for about $4 ($3.99 I think).

    My...
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    I've found Organza to be very strong and not very...

    I've found Organza to be very strong and not very fragile. In comparison with noseeum or nanoseeum, I would judge it stronger than either and less fragile than either. I know that Velcro can tear...
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    TiredFeet pointed me to this thread and it has...

    TiredFeet pointed me to this thread and it has spurred an idea I'm going to try.

    TiredFeet's idea of using polyester is great, wish I'd thought of it. However, after searching neither of us has...
  13. Thread: The TED Bug net

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    The TED design allows the bug netting to be moved...

    The TED design allows the bug netting to be moved out of the way without removing it. Simply grab one of the top channels as you would when getting into the hammock, pull the shock cord and netting...
  14. Thread: The TED Bug net

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    It is really quite simple - of course I have the...

    It is really quite simple - of course I have the luxury of standing in front of the actual bug net instead of pictures and trying to understand my less than illuminating text :lol::scared:.

    The...
  15. Thread: The TED Bug net

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    There are 4 cord channels: 1 each on the wings to...

    There are 4 cord channels: 1 each on the wings to form the open top and 1 each on the top of the triangle on the top of the parabolic end panels which seal off the TED ends to the suspension. The...
  16. Thread: The TED Bug net

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    Bridge TED

    Finally finished the film roll so that I have pictures of my TED. Had TiredFeet upload the pictures while I was busy with my wifes Honeydo list.

    I used 10 yards of polyester Organza from JoAnne's...
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    TiredFeet and I have used 3 layer Insultex UQ and...

    TiredFeet and I have used 3 layer Insultex UQ and TQ well into the single digits. The quilts had top and bottom shells of light weight nylon ripstop. It all depends on the individual and the quilt...
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    You don't really need the straw to inflate or...

    You don't really need the straw to inflate or deflate.

    To inflate without the straw, we just push the clear plastic entrance to the valve together to get a pucker and then blow. Inflates the...
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    For anybody's information: I have one of these...

    For anybody's information: I have one of these and consider it an excellent investment. Takes some getting used to and has it's pros and cons, but in my use the pros far outweigh the cons. Just my...
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    An additional questions: does any one know...

    An additional questions:


    does any one know the weight/sq yard of the silk used?
    does silk have any stretch? Say compared to nylon?
  21. If you hang in national/state/local parks I...

    If you hang in national/state/local parks I suggest staying with webbing. Others may not understand and copy you using rope - not good.

    If you hang where no else has been for a long time and won't...
  22. The Only suspension I include with my Bridges to...

    The Only suspension I include with my Bridges to friends and relatives and recommend: Whoopie slings, webbing tree huggers and the Marlin Spike. For my self I replace the webbing huggers and Marlin...
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    Darn - time to change my avatar now. It's been...

    Darn - time to change my avatar now. It's been there long enough I guess.

    I considered this one:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/6/bathtubhammock.jpg

    But decided it wouldn't...
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    *1 on what TiredFeet posted.

    *1 on what TiredFeet posted.
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    Both unlocked and locked leave a slight bulge. ...

    Both unlocked and locked leave a slight bulge.

    My experience is that the bulge on the locked is really no bigger than the unlocked. I think it depends on how tight you pull the lock before doing...
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    doing a locked on a continuous loop is possible.

    doing a locked on a continuous loop is possible.
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    I have heard of one or two instances where a...

    I have heard of one or two instances where a person had a failure and fell on the central bream of a hammock stand. Due to the geometry it can be a lot more painful and damaging than falling on a...
  28. Thread: The TED Bug net

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    I don't have a digital camera, so pictures will...

    I don't have a digital camera, so pictures will have to wait on the roll of film being used to the end and developing. I was taking pictures as I developed the pattern and cut and put together the...
  29. Thread: The TED Bug net

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    Ingenious. For years I have been trying to...

    Ingenious.

    For years I have been trying to design a workable bug net for my Bridge Hammocks. I simply refuse to use chemicals that are designed to kill living tissue on my body. I know that the...
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    Anything special? Nope. I fold the seatbelt...

    Anything special? Nope. I fold the seatbelt webbing so that the pocket is formed with a double layer of webbing. I guess a single layer would work, but I just don't feel comfortable with that carbide...
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    Yes. I splice a locked Brummel with bury fixed...

    Yes. I splice a locked Brummel with bury fixed eye at the end of the arc cord on both ends. I make the splice so that the eye opening is right at the end of the fabric. The eye is 4" long and that...
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    Don't go by the weights they list. They list the...

    Don't go by the weights they list. They list the weights by the running yard and not by the sq yd. Also, until somebody specifically asks, the running yd weights listed are place holders or guesses....
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    Sinlge Line Suspension

    SteelerNation - I embarked on an endeavour to get a hardware free single line suspension about 2 years back. Everything finally came together back in early 2009 with splices and the nacrabiner.
    ...
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    Rockywoods has some excellent polyester...

    Rockywoods has some excellent polyester microfiber fabric for hammock use. The microfiber makes the fabric soft and supple.

    I have used it for quite a few Bridge Hammocks and as long as they...
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    Methinks if you are using a truckers hitch you...

    Methinks if you are using a truckers hitch you are pulling the suspension far, far, far, far too tight. You shouldn't even need any mechanical advantage at all. Ideally the suspension should be...
  36. Thread: UQ or SS.....?

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    TeeDee and I are in total agreement with BillyBob...

    TeeDee and I are in total agreement with BillyBob on this one. The Hennessy SS is the only under insulation for a gathered end hammock for us that just works with minimal fiddling - assuming that you...
  37. BillyBob - totally agree with you about the...

    BillyBob - totally agree with you about the Safari. It is a VERY comfortable hammock.

    If it wasn't for my Bridges I would be sorely tempted to use the Safari all the time. The Safari is the...
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    Just weighed one. With rings: 19.3 g / 0.68 oz...

    Just weighed one.

    With rings: 19.3 g / 0.68 oz

    without rings: 13.5 g / 0.47 oz

    Heavier than my micro-biners: 3.1 g / 0.1 oz

    But I tried the micro-biners on the ridge line several years...
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    Quick Detach Ridge Line

    Found a way to make a ridge line that is quick and easy to separate for those times you want to lounge without the ridge line cutting across your back or the back of your neck.

    This method will...
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    Thank for your thoughts youngblood. I've come...

    Thank for your thoughts youngblood.

    I've come to belief that it's not a matter of "things not making sense when they should" but rather that the data I want just not available since all of the...
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    Thank you for this information. That the pretty...

    Thank you for this information. That the pretty much backs up youngblood.

    I still have the same problem though. Down (& feather mix :D) is always rated at equal weights and varying volume. That...
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    Yep - that's what is needed for a DIYer to really...

    Yep - that's what is needed for a DIYer to really compare the worth of 900 fp over 800 fp or 700 fp. Then it would be possible to see if the higher cost of the higher fp is really offset by the use...
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    Great - a chart that means someone has done some...

    Great - a chart that means someone has done some measurements. Thank You.

    Since I am no longer a paying member of BPL (long political rant here that is unnecessary :lol:), can you also provide any...
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    Where do you get the proof for the above...

    Where do you get the proof for the above statements? Your opinion or can you give a reference of someone who has actually done measurements and written reports on their measurements?



    Please...
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    Okay - by going to the higher fp, you have...

    Okay - by going to the higher fp, you have reduced the mass of the filling down and kept the volume filled constant.

    Less mass at the same mass density for the down means less volume occupied by...
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    Thanks for that info, but they don't really...

    Thanks for that info, but they don't really address the same problem.

    Quoting the BPL reference:



    and here:
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    Yes - so have I - I have never really thought...

    Yes - so have I - I have never really thought much about it before though.



    By using the same weight he is increasing the volume and hence the loft so he gets more insulation from the increased...
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    Hmmm - that is the first argument that I have...

    Hmmm - that is the first argument that I have ever heard that increasing the fp is done by reducing the percentage of feathers.

    What I have read on the internet - admittedly only one company in...
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    Compressing the down to reduce the loft and...

    Compressing the down to reduce the loft and maintaining the same loft with a differing fp is not really the same thing.

    So reducing the loft by compression may balance the competing mechanisms,...
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    Increasing fp and dwindling returns

    Increasing fp and dwindling returns

    I was thinking about my down top and under quilts today and the effectiveness of the 5.5" of measured loft with 900 fp down.

    I read somewhere in the web...
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