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    Wow! Thanks for that link -- I searched on their...

    Wow! Thanks for that link -- I searched on their site and can't find it other than using that link. I had no idea they had any pre-made products.

    And what a bargain... winter holiday gifts!
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    I made a tarp and had read somewhere to make the...

    I made a tarp and had read somewhere to make the cat cuts an inch deep for each foot. My tarp is 12' long, and has a tie out in the middle, so that makes 2 stretches of 6' each. I did not want to cut...
  3. Hang calculator: ...

    Hang calculator:

    https://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/
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    I don't have one, but you can fold it up and...

    I don't have one, but you can fold it up and measure it (or, if you're a stuffer, stuff it inside any ol' sack and see what size/shape you can make it).
  5. REALLY EASY to make! Use up those scraps!

    REALLY EASY to make! Use up those scraps!
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    Spray adhesive to put scraps onto a lightweight...

    Spray adhesive to put scraps onto a lightweight nylon shell fabric?
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    What, you mean this wasn't serious??

    What, you mean this wasn't serious??
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    "The Ultimate Hang" :)

    "The Ultimate Hang" :)
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    I second that!

    I second that!
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    Given the lengths of backsplicing needed, I...

    Given the lengths of backsplicing needed, I thought whoopies couldn't get much shorter than 6'...??
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    Wish I was there!!

    Wish I was there!!
  12. Think about making the lower layer of the hammock...

    Think about making the lower layer of the hammock looser than the upper layer, to allow the insulation to loft downward. If both layers are the same size, your weight will compress the insulation and...
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    There IS a thread with acronyms! It's HERE...

    There IS a thread with acronyms! It's HERE...

    If there's stuff that's not on there, please add!!
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    Looks like Algonquin Provincial Park....

    Looks like Algonquin Provincial Park....
  15. Thread: Bug Mesh repair

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    oops, I may be too late, but I meant something...

    oops, I may be too late, but I meant something more like this:

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    This way you are not bunching up the netting into a wad, but maintaining the overall shape/size of the fabric. Essentially...
  16. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    The planet apparently has only a limited amount...

    The planet apparently has only a limited amount of helium, and we may run out...
  17. L-36 dot com has some splicing instructions and...

    L-36 dot com has some splicing instructions and explanations under the tab Soft Shackles. (It is a sailing website.) There are calculators included in some of the articles, such as this one.

    Also...
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    did mine anyway!

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    Yes, me too. That's what the original post said.

    Yes, me too. That's what the original post said.
  20. FS: In for Bundle 3

    In for Bundle 3
  21. Thread: Bug Mesh repair

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    I'd use polyester "outdoor" thread (such as Mara,...

    I'd use polyester "outdoor" thread (such as Mara, but there are other brands), the stuff folks use to sew hammocks & tarps. I would think it would last as long (or perhaps longer) than the netting...
  22. Thread: Bug Mesh repair

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    You can take needle and thread and "darn" the...

    You can take needle and thread and "darn" the hole. Make a series of side-by-side stitches from the undamaged area around the hole across the hole to the other side. Then do the same perpendicular to...
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    I believe the reference was to pinning the pieces...

    I believe the reference was to pinning the pieces of each leg together, not the ends of the poles. From the photos, DOjames connected the ends of the poles in the requisite manner with plenty of...
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    It may be a good idea to alert the vendor that...

    It may be a good idea to alert the vendor that the splices failed so they can adjust their procedures...
  25. Sounds like a meat-eater's event...

    Sounds like a meat-eater's event...
  26. It's analogy about overkill... (if you need a 0...

    It's analogy about overkill... (if you need a 0 degree quilt for 2 cold nights a year, but you're out there 80 nights a year in milder weather, it's like owning only a sledge hammer when almost...
  27. Exactly!! Want to see that!

    Exactly!! Want to see that!
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    See this thread...

    See this thread for instructions on how to maintain loft and avoid cold spots
  29. Thread: sewing Machine

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    Lots of threads on what machines people use, what...

    Lots of threads on what machines people use, what machines are "good" for what we do -- search and ye shall find...
  30. I thought you had a magic force field and it...

    I thought you had a magic force field and it never rained when you went camping!
    :laugh:
  31. Thread: UQ Foot Squeeze

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    Yes, easy to make a substitute for Triangle...

    Yes, easy to make a substitute for Triangle Thingies. I used scraps of nylon and grosgrain to make a set.
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    How did it go?

    How did it go?
  33. The Lawson's is $199, whereas a RR with bugnet...

    The Lawson's is $199, whereas a RR with bugnet and straps/buckles is $185...
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    The vendors can tell you about weight limits and...

    The vendors can tell you about weight limits and what doubling the fabric will do...

    I wanted to comment about using a CPAP while in the hammock -- there are several threads where various...
  35. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    I think it's more like $1745.97....

    I think it's more like $1745.97....
  36. I got a couple cheep hammocks using vipon coupons...

    I got a couple cheep hammocks using vipon coupons a year ago for about $8 each -- got them specifically for the daisy chain tree webbing for backyard hanging. Have never even opened the hammocks...
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    I have been thinking about making a Climashield...

    I have been thinking about making a Climashield wookie-like UQ as well. What about doing a roll-hem on the smaller piece of nylon, sewing the CS to that bottom piece, then stitching that to the...
  38. Is the spreader bar only on the head end of the...

    Is the spreader bar only on the head end of the hammock? Foot end? Both ends??

    I recall some threads from a couple years back with people using "shorty" spreader bars -- like a foot long or...
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    Nah...

    Nah...
  40. Actually, the listing says they are 9.8 feet long...

    Actually, the listing says they are 9.8 feet long (with 28 loops). It is unclear what "16+1" means in the listing
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    Yep, exactly!

    Yep, exactly!
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    I've got one of those but I can't find it -- a...

    I've got one of those but I can't find it -- a friend of mine wants it and it has disappeared somewhere in the attic..... used to enjoy napping while swaying in the breezes...
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    Golfers

    Golfers
  44. After you squeeze the snap piece onto the fabric,...

    After you squeeze the snap piece onto the fabric, see if it will twist. If it does, squeeze it again a little harder. Our fabrics are thinner than typical, so you want to make sure that the snap is...
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    REALLY simple... take a look at the video on this...

    REALLY simple... take a look at the video on this page... (under the Instructions tab)
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    Slept in the backyard first; took hammock on...

    Slept in the backyard first; took hammock on canoe trip to try out (there was a tent for backup); then finally camped with only hammocks, no back up.
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    Is the top cover asymmetric? Is it on backward to...

    Is the top cover asymmetric? Is it on backward to the way she is laying?
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    You can use binder clips, though they can be a...

    You can use binder clips, though they can be a bit bulky and catch on things when you are moving your fabric around. These kind of sewing clips are also useful, and a bit easier to handle if you...
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    See this thread...

    See this thread -- been around a long time...
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    From the original post:

    From the original post:
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