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    Not exactly a hammock though is it? Cool though...

    Not exactly a hammock though is it? Cool though

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    This machine was my mom's - she bought a brand...

    This machine was my mom's - she bought a brand new back in '96.

    I now have two Bernina's - 910Matic and Mom's 1090s

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    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/polyester...

    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/polyester-fabric

    I recommend you take a peek at this website. The link I have should start you in their Polyester fabric s. Polyester is a very low...
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    Interesting this is the first set of people I've...

    Interesting this is the first set of people I've seen mention Bernina. I have a Bernina matic 910 and a 1090 - both are fantastic machines

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  5. I think it's a solid concept - Dyneema is awfully...

    I think it's a solid concept - Dyneema is awfully loud however.

    Not sure how down proof dyneema is. Have you thought of reaching out to anyone like Kyle from rip stop by the roll or perhaps...
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    https://dutchwaregear.com/product-category/brands/...

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product-category/brands/samson-rope/

    Cheers mate

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  7. Lots of great comments here - IMHO buy something...

    Lots of great comments here - IMHO buy something used Don't spend more than around 50 to 75 bucks. Cut your teeth on that one sell it later after you know what you're doing. New machines in my...
  8. I think you may be onto something. I'm assuming...

    I think you may be onto something. I'm assuming when you say 1.6 it's 1.6 hyper D correct?

    I'm a flopper. My sleeping position is typically a side sleeper but I constantly switch left to right...
  9. Here is a pretty good link on Mountain Lions here...

    Here is a pretty good link on Mountain Lions here in Colorado. I definitely wouldn't mess with this. Establish your area and assert your presence at least.

    My dad is a wildlife biologist and...
  10. You're very welcome. I'm a huge fan of this open...

    You're very welcome. I'm a huge fan of this open source stuff. It fits right in with my outdoor philosophy That's one step further from Leave No Trace - I call it - Leave Things Better.

    So pay...
  11. Much obliged I'll edit that when I get home ...

    Much obliged I'll edit that when I get home

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  12. Ariel Bridge Plans as done by Grizzly Adams.

    185074Ok I finally finished the plans to make the Ariel Bridge Hammock as featured by Grizzly Adams here in this video;
    https://youtu.be/Qhw2g5hJMJM
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    Did it ask for your email? Sent from my Pixel...

    Did it ask for your email?

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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WdyNtClQ4YIH0shKd...

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WdyNtClQ4YIH0shKd6P_R-7YLwhYR4Sp/view?usp=sharing

    Cheers
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    I finally finished the plans. Available for any...

    I finally finished the plans. Available for any and all to download.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WdyNtClQ4YIH0shKd6P_R-7YLwhYR4Sp/view?usp=sharing
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    Myers is good stuff - 4 sure Sent from my...

    Myers is good stuff - 4 sure

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    Mule tape won't work? Use a blood knot or...

    Mule tape won't work?

    Use a blood knot or something similar to join ends and you're in business right?

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    That's hilarious that you mentioned that. That...

    That's hilarious that you mentioned that. That would be primarily one of the reasons I want to go see it. I have a friend of mine that lives in Europe and he has backpacked I think they're called...
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    Here in N. America it would be one of three...

    Here in N. America it would be one of three destinations;
    Banff
    Yosemite
    RMNP

    Internationally;

    Italian Dolemites
    Switzerland in general
    Romania back country
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    I think you'll have luck with either hammock gear...

    I think you'll have luck with either hammock gear or underground quilts

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    Find your "sweet spot" for the tarp - allow room...

    Find your "sweet spot" for the tarp - allow room to adjust - my ridgeline is 30' - but I tied knots behind the claws so they don't come off once I dialed in my sweet spot and then I created a noose...
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    I made a 12' long 7' wide one - love it and UGQ...

    I made a 12' long 7' wide one - love it and UGQ and HG fit no adjustments necessary - but all my hammocks are GE 12'.

    I use this for winter as it allows me to wrap sides over me if I need to...
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    Brilliant update. GrizzlyAdams & I have been in...

    Brilliant update. GrizzlyAdams & I have been in contact. What a great guy. He has confirmed some general finished measurements I had questions on. I have made plans and drawn them up.
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    I'm not really sure either what the distinction...

    I'm not really sure either what the distinction is exactly - It seems to be the distinction between a hammock that integrates the spreader bar with the body of the hammock (think bic design) vs the...
  25. [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Yeah...

    [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]

    Yeah probably not. Forgive me. Not sure where then but cheap window sheers work here.

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  26. Go to Walmart and buy some mainstay window...

    Go to Walmart and buy some mainstay window shears. Probably cost you like $5. Anyhow it's basically like no-see-um bug netting. Use that as your material for your snake skins.
    ...
  27. That was just for purposes of showing you that...

    That was just for purposes of showing you that PolyCro has been made into a tarp. Take the comments that you heard on here as proof that it's not durable. It takes a bit to puncture it but just...
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    I got some last year. I'm just not used to using...

    I got some last year. I'm just not used to using them. I really don't think I want to use them as spreader bars either. I'm comfortable with them for porch mode - hell I've even done a one tree...
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    Mine cramp up all the time too - basically it's a...

    Mine cramp up all the time too - basically it's a hydration issue is what my doctor has told me. But I wouldn't say it was a health-related issue I just don't drink enough water. Although he did...
  30. Yup doable - doubtful how durable it is..... ...

    Yup doable - doubtful how durable it is.....

    https://youtu.be/fXiDoZanYTU

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    One question I haven't seen yet - Down is...

    One question I haven't seen yet - Down is superior insulation?

    Types of insulation and conditions they work well in and conditions they don't.

    Synthetic vs down I guess

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    We're about 4 hours further than you want to go...

    We're about 4 hours further than you want to go but Colorado would be a good option. Shaving hour off and you could hit Wyoming still 15 hours though

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    Congratulations man! I remember when I finished...

    Congratulations man! I remember when I finished my first hammock & tarp.

    Memorable times. Take lots of pictures and see if you can get some temps. You're still testing buddy [emoji6]

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    What is the general consensus on spreader bars? ...

    What is the general consensus on spreader bars? What material? Where have you purchased? any new updates?
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    Not too bad - I am discovering my lack of...

    Not too bad - I am discovering my lack of geometric knowledge to be quite hampering.

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    Otter1 - thank you Sent from my Pixel 4a using...

    Otter1 - thank you

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    Bridge Hammock plans

    Ok I am contemplating taking a go at a bridge hammock. Does anyone have tutorials, patterns, or designs to pass on? Suggestions for materials, or advice on construction/material usage?

    Anything...
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    Brilliant Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk

    Brilliant

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  39. Hit the winner straight out the gate. 12' or +...

    Hit the winner straight out the gate. 12' or + GE for me. I am a side sleeper who tosses and turns and this works the best for me.

    It's all about you though.

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    Ask your question perhaps a different way - can...

    Ask your question perhaps a different way - can you even buy down that's not treated?

    I don't know the answer to this but I suspect you're going to have a hard time finding any that does not have...
  41. Nice work. Looks sharp. Sent from my Pixel 4a...

    Nice work. Looks sharp.

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  42. My .02˘; That this is a process. Because...

    My .02˘;

    That this is a process. Because there are so many variables and so many personal preferences, there truly is no right or wrong way.

    This is about you becoming comfortable with a...
  43. Same knot Tac Blades shows but with one...

    Same knot Tac Blades shows but with one improvement - ranger bead - no splice or loop to degrade the line strength. Also to tighten "stopper knot" simply hand tighten and USE the shackle under load....
  44. The only "disadvantage" is more cordage. This IS...

    The only "disadvantage" is more cordage. This IS THE SAFEST KNOT PERIOD that I have had experience with and have seen in use.
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    All of the other methods you displayed in your link can be...
  45. Tac blades has a video out using over hand knot -...

    Tac blades has a video out using over hand knot - far safer and less inconsistency - see below;

    https://youtu.be/r0SfPxJcACM

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  46. check these out but they are for underquilts; ...

    check these out but they are for underquilts;

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AffmSBIRAxPrOomgSDMf9bhbVjgMqgtx/view?usp=sharing...
  47. Here is a lot of "cheat sheets" incorporated in a...

    Here is a lot of "cheat sheets" incorporated in a spreadsheet for making hammocks and tarps. Tabs at the bottom of the excel sheet have lots of stuff.

    Cheers.
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  48. Yup that is the official stance - always depends...

    Yup that is the official stance - always depends on who is in charge of enforcing I guess - my ranger friend wouldn't cite a set up with 1" straps - but probably circumstances have now changed with...
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    Help us out a bit; 1) what is a ballpark...

    Help us out a bit;

    1) what is a ballpark budget?
    2) how many units?
    3) what is your time frame?
    4) finished product or prototype?
    5) can you provide a specific example in pictorial fashion (in...
  50. Perhaps my understanding of the situation is...

    Perhaps my understanding of the situation is incorrect but Colorado State Parks did not implicitly ban hammocks.

    Just as the regulations you posted state it's the damage to the trees.

    Lory...
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