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    I don't know how, but according to the parents,...

    I don't know how, but according to the parents, these girls walked away with only scratches and bruises. Here's proof that the suspension may not be the weakest link in your setup....
  2. Thread: Thunderbird

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    I think this post was probably intended for the...

    I think this post was probably intended for the Dream Hammock thread rather than the DD thread. Assuming that's the case and we are talking about the Dream Hammock Thunderbird, the over cover does...
  3. Thanks for the great tip, Phalse. I've used your...

    Thanks for the great tip, Phalse. I've used your Google search method several times now with great success.
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    Thanks, WV. I remember seeing that cork plug but...

    Thanks, WV. I remember seeing that cork plug but couldn't remember which video or the brand of pole. I was hoping there would be something similar on the Komperdell cork handles, but from what I...
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    I know poles, in general, have worked well for...

    I know poles, in general, have worked well for spreader bars. I was wondering if these specific poles would be good candidates, particularly whether the handle configuration was easy to modify.

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    Trekking Pole as spreader bar

    I wasn't quite sure where to put this question, so I'll frame it as a DIY spreader bar question.

    I'm looking to purchase my first set of trekking poles and I'd like to be able to use them for...
  7. While these will work for most folks, I'm...

    While these will work for most folks, I'm guessing Shug might have a problem with them since they are only rated to -320 degrees. ;)

    I love the weight savings (1/2 of regular straps if my math is...
  8. I don't believe the .66oz Membrane10 is coated,...

    I don't believe the .66oz Membrane10 is coated, so you would want the Sil version of Membrane for a tarp. It is slightly heavier at .9oz. DaddyDaddy has a thread going with a video showing off his...
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    Warbonnet and Jacks R Better both make...

    Warbonnet and Jacks R Better both make bridge-style hammocks (those with spreader bars) using ripstop nylon similar to your Eno. If you are feeling adventurous, you could even make your own. Lots...
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    A few of these...

    A few of these under your top quilt wouldn't hurt.
  11. Yes. Being the lazy person I am, I've been known...

    Yes. Being the lazy person I am, I've been known to keep the selvage edge and just roll it up in the hem. No cutting of the sides, just the ends. YMMV.
  12. Thanks, WV. I found BER's threads the other day...

    Thanks, WV. I found BER's threads the other day for the Cloud and Cirrus(?). I'll have to go back and give them another read. I only quickly scanned them when I realized the pictures were missing....
  13. At 5'-11", you are probably fine either way. I'm...

    At 5'-11", you are probably fine either way. I'm 6'-5" and went with 11' before hemming/whipping. It still feels a little short to me so I think I'm going to add some length to my next one so I...
  14. Preferred approach for double layer bridge?

    For those who have made double layer bridges, how did you handle the 2nd layer? For the Rhino Bridge, Grizz took a piece of fabric twice the length of the hammock and folded it in half to create the...
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    1/2" webbing for bridge hammocks

    I'm getting ready to try my first DIY bridge and have been researching sources for the 1/2" polyester webbing commonly used along the sides. Is there a minimum breaking strength I need to look for? ...
  16. Nice job. It's fun, isn't it? What tool(s) did...

    Nice job. It's fun, isn't it? What tool(s) did you end up using? I love my Dritz loop turner.
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    Thanks for helping out. We appreciate it.

    Thanks for helping out. We appreciate it.
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    I don't feel so bad now. I thought it might be...

    I don't feel so bad now. I thought it might be operator error or something with my machine. It certainly wasn't the result I was expecting so it was a little frustrating trying to troubleshoot it. ...
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    Nice job! What material did you use for the...

    Nice job! What material did you use for the bishop bag? Doesn't look like nylon, but maybe it's just the lighting.
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    Bingo! Nice and straight on 5 layers of 1.9. ...

    Bingo! Nice and straight on 5 layers of 1.9. Thanks.

    Since Mara 70 seems to be a popular choice for all-purpose hammock work, I'm assuming there is nothing wrong with the stitch, besides the...
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    I typically don't pull the fabric at all. I let...

    I typically don't pull the fabric at all. I let the feed dogs do the work and just keep a slight tension on the fabric feeding into the needle to keep things straight. I've even tested it without...
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    Stitching doesn't look quite right

    Can someone tell me if the stitching in these photos looks correct? I was expecting all of the stitches to form in a straight line, but if you look closely, the bottom of each stitch is slightly...
  23. DIY Cyber Monday Savings (Amsteel & Lash-It)

    If you're looking for a decent amount of Amsteel and/or Lash-It, Go2Marine has $20 off and free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Use coupon code "cybersavings". Even before the $20 savings,...
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    No exciting purchases like topquilts or...

    No exciting purchases like topquilts or underquilts, but I did make quite a few DIY-related purchases this morning. Dutch will be sending me some 1.4 PolyD, some Argon 1.6 and a boat load of cinch...
  25. I think I understand the concept, but I can't...

    I think I understand the concept, but I can't quite follow the details. Is there a video floating around of the process you describe here?
  26. I know the guideline for a fixed structural...

    I know the guideline for a fixed structural ridgeline is 83% of the total hammock length. The hammock started at 11' long, but after hemming and rolling the end channels, my finished length is...
  27. Looks like I'm going to miss yet another TX get...

    Looks like I'm going to miss yet another TX get together since I won't have an underquilt until Santa comes. This one would have been great for me since the LSHT is pretty close to home (at least...
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    That makes sense. So I'd actually benefit from a...

    That makes sense. So I'd actually benefit from a 3rd wrap to get what is shown in your 1st pic.

    Is the 2nd pic for a bridge hammock setup?
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    Cinch buckle to continuous loop

    I'm messing around with replacement suspensions today and was wondering if there was a best practice for attaching a cinch buckle to a continuous loop. My thought was to run the loop through the...
  30. Yeah, their ripstop prices weren't the best but...

    Yeah, their ripstop prices weren't the best but some of the other stuff was interesting. I just get excited finding more stuff for DIY projects. I did look into Magna Fabrics a while back and like...
  31. How was your experience with The Rain Shed, Inc.?

    I came across The Rain Shed for the first time today and was surprised to see how much stuff they carry. I'm assuming some of you have ordered fabric and other stuff from them in the past and wanted...
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    Works for me. Just knocked out 2 loops. The...

    Works for me. Just knocked out 2 loops. The first one I did by just tucking in the tails without a locked brummel (I guess i's still a brummel, just not locked?). At first, I couldn't even tell...
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    So is 6" the Samson recommendation? I guess that...

    So is 6" the Samson recommendation? I guess that was my question. I wasn't sure which of their splicing pdfs applied to the continuous loop so I wasn't able to confirm this. Since 1 fid for 7/64"...
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    Bury length on continuous loops

    After watching a few continuous loop videos, I'm a little confused on the proper way to determine the bury length. Is the Class II End-for end splice the correct set of instructions to follow to...
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    Sticky: According to this thread...

    According to this thread, there won't be much of a weight savings. What you gain is ease of setup and less bulk.
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    Well, my self-healing cutting mat and rotary...

    Well, my self-healing cutting mat and rotary cutter came in the mail yesterday, so I'll give the rotary cutter a shot. After making the original post, I came across this video that showed the...
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    Whoopie tapers

    Seemed like a good day to try making my first pair of whoopie slings. All went well and I'm itching to make more, as well as some continuous loops. I have a few questions regarding the tapers. On...
  38. Great video, Paul. And it's nice to see that...

    Great video, Paul. And it's nice to see that your daughter enjoys it as much as you.
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    Thanks for taking the time to make the video. ...

    Thanks for taking the time to make the video. Very helpful.
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    But you did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last...

    But you did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :) Fantastic job. Love the design and craftsmanship.
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    Nice links. Thanks. I found a few other related...

    Nice links. Thanks. I found a few other related forum discussions after making my last post. I've got my homework for the night.
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    That makes sense that it doesn't need to exceed...

    That makes sense that it doesn't need to exceed the strength of the other suspension components.

    How did you determine the 2400lb+/- rating when configured as a continuous loop? The only rating I...
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    Rope thickness for continuous loops

    Are there guidelines when selecting rope size for continuous loops (to larkshead around the gathered end of the hammock)? I was prepared to make them from 7/64" amsteel since that seems to be the...
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    I've seen worse. While not particularly pretty,...

    I've seen worse. While not particularly pretty, I'm sure you will be fine assuming you don't hang higher than you're willing to fall. It's hard to tell in the photo, but I think I see a basic x...
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    I read reports of the red lash-it suffering from...

    I read reports of the red lash-it suffering from premature fading, so the color options appear to be yellow, gray, and "pink".
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I will switch to...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I will switch to the cutting tip (now that I know which one that is :) ) and see if I have better results. I was thinking that other tip bubbled up like solder, but...
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    Soldering gun for cutting nylon

    I picked up a soldering gun last night for nylon cutting duty. I decided to test it out this morning and am experiencing mixed results. Hopefully, someone can weigh in and tell me if I'm doing...
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    I don't see anything. ;) Nice job.

    I don't see anything. ;) Nice job.
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    In the hands of Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay,...

    In the hands of Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay, rabid man-eating cows could be quite entertaining. Much better than Sharknado.
  50. Unless you just have to scratch the DIY itch,...

    Unless you just have to scratch the DIY itch, there is always this option. Hard to beat the price.

    EDIT: Just read that you already ordered your materials. Be sure to post some pics of the...
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