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  1. Thanks. The NPO (nothing by mouth) vs hydrating...

    Thanks. The NPO (nothing by mouth) vs hydrating would be an interesting debate. I think in the video you said he had 2 leg fractures, so there was no way for him to walk. I think you guys did a...
  2. Glad that he is ok. Prayers for his continued...

    Glad that he is ok. Prayers for his continued health and recovery.

    Shug,

    If you can, could you please continue to document this story. I would like to learn as much as possible.
    ...
  3. Thread: Downmat 7

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    I have been lurking on this thread as I recently...

    I have been lurking on this thread as I recently purchased a Downmat 7 LW. I have to go to ground frequently (Cub Scouts). It is fantastic in a tent. I was hoping that I could use it in my hammock...
  4. So, when I wake up in the middle of the night to...

    So, when I wake up in the middle of the night to head to the big boys room, is that when I am going to scare them and get sprayed? That is what I was concerned about. I realize that no one can...
  5. I was hanging at my parents' house this fall on a...

    I was hanging at my parents' house this fall on a visit. Very suburban area and too light out, even at night. Smelled skunk that was slowly getting stronger. I really didn't want to get sprayed so...
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    Just pull the inserts from your boots and tape...

    Just pull the inserts from your boots and tape them to your feet!
  7. thanks for your reply. I agree that the flat...

    thanks for your reply. I agree that the flat felled seam wont work. I am "turning the corner", so it is not a hem.

    I viewed some of your videos in the past, will try to find the one on a...
  8. Ok, I thought of a third option. I imagine this...

    Ok, I thought of a third option. I imagine this would require pins. Dont think I can hold the rolled hem on two pieces of fabric at the same time. Perhaps there is another stitch that needs done...
  9. Type of seam on DIY hammock footbox, shelf, zipper, etc

    Planning to make a DIY hammock. Was wondering what type of seam would you use to join the body to the footbox, shelf, zipper, etc. I did a search and didn't come up with any thread that directly...
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    have read that fabric softner specifically casued...

    have read that fabric softner specifically casued tyvek to deteriorate, but not until the guy was out in the field. I would not use detergent. Have made some tarps and it took 3 washings in an...
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    seems like the cuben I have seen is "see...

    seems like the cuben I have seen is "see through". that doesn't lead to much privacy when changing clothes at a boy scout campout. any thoughts on the privacy nature of cuben?
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    having trouble finding hard wood dowels that are...

    having trouble finding hard wood dowels that are longer than 48". Anyone have a source? I was thinking about making mine about 7' high. I can find pine dowels that are that long, but not sure if...
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    Sticky: loved the stickies when i first joined and enjoy...

    loved the stickies when i first joined and enjoy going back to some of them, just wish they didn't show up on every page. Great for page 1, redundant for page 2+.

    Maybe I am missing something...
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    Brandon is awesome!

    I can't give details, cause I don't want to cause Brandon any problems.

    You'll just have to take my word that he has acted in a way that would make all of you smile and say... "Wow, that was...
  15. more info: Width 41" x Length 64"

    more info:

    Width 41" x Length 64"
  16. Where should the sides of an underquilt touch the hammock?

    I made an IX underquilt and I think I made it a bit too wide. I don't have exact measurements at this time (at work).

    I was camping this weekend and sleeping in my WBBB. Was a little on the...
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    Have used Tyvek as a tarp, but not personnally...

    Have used Tyvek as a tarp, but not personnally over a hammock.

    Yes, you do have to wash it, without soap/softener, in an upright washer (or front loader with some sort of agitating objects such as...
  18. Wash the Tyvek. Huge difference. Do not use...

    Wash the Tyvek. Huge difference. Do not use detergent/fabric softener. Cold water long cycle, washing it 3 times to get it soft has worked for me.
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    Every "accident" I've had was due to multiple...

    Every "accident" I've had was due to multiple factors.
    So, I am liking the angle+fabric choice+tree distance+?= rip equation.
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    Sticky: Just what I was looking for. Do you think this...

    Just what I was looking for. Do you think this would work with a Warbonnet Blackbird?
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    The video states he was playing "flashlight tag"...

    The video states he was playing "flashlight tag" and not even sleeping/camping under the branch.
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    I've used a silver sharpie. Found at craft...

    I've used a silver sharpie. Found at craft stores.
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    My nickname in college was Big Daddy, not because...

    My nickname in college was Big Daddy, not because I am tall, but because I was the leader of our organization. Big Daddy is often taken as a user name, so I "translated" it into Latin. Although I...
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    Velcro to attach underquilt?

    I have several problems...at least that I am willing to admit on this forum :D

    1. I move around a lot when I sleep.
    2. The DIY IX underquilt I made doesn't seal well- likely too big as it has...
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    Ahh, your post was the key...I was searching...

    Ahh, your post was the key...I was searching "polypropylene" and not "polypro"

    Helps to know the lingo.

    Thanks.
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    Polyester vs. polypropylene webbing

    I need to make a few more tree huggers. What is the difference between using polyester vs. polypropylene webbing? I did a search of the forums, but couldn't come up an answer.

    Thanks
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    Piling on to the non-existant scraps, but I'd...

    Piling on to the non-existant scraps, but I'd take 200'
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    Updates on failures.

    The answer is YES!!!

    What I had tried was to drill a hole 1st at a 45 degrees with a 1 7/8 hole saw. This was to allow a little room to put in the posts. That didn't work too well. Posts were...
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    How big of a dart?

    I plan to make a full length underquilt from IX. Have a warbonnet blackbird. Any tips on the size of the darts? was going to make one long one on each end.

    More info: was planning to sew...
  30. Dove right in

    I wanted a tarp with doors, so I cat cut the sides and left the ends straight. Was a tip on an earlier thread. Made 2 tarps this way and they work fine and have a fairly tight pitch- not as tight...
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    Do you say whooo buddy everytime you get in the...

    Do you say whooo buddy everytime you get in the hammock??;)
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    Sandwhich or surface?- sewing tieouts

    About to add tieouts to a silnylon tarp. What are the advantages or disadvantages of sandwhiching the tarp between two layers of grosgrain versus folding the grosgrain and sewing it on the surface...
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    I had 6' straps and to my embarassment, the only...

    I had 6' straps and to my embarassment, the only trees I can hang from in my yard were too big!!! I made longer straps, not sure how long off the top of my head. Ended up using the old straps to...
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    Thank you for adding the pictures of the wedge...

    Thank you for adding the pictures of the wedge with the "yes" and "no"'s.

    I would have never gotten it without those.

    Very visual learner.
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    Any concerns if one would notch the 4x4 so the...

    Any concerns if one would notch the 4x4 so the bottom of perpendicular braces would be on the same plane as the bottom of the 4x4?

    Do you think that would decrease tipping? Increase cracking?
  36. Thread: Searching

    by patermagnus
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    Searching

    Is there a way to only show threads/posts that contain both words?

    For example I was looking for a thread/post that would let me know on where to buy Insultex. I can search for "buy insultex" or...
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    Source for Insultex?

    Doing a search, all I could find was a post in the past that indicated that IX was not commercially available. Is that still the case?
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    Please post pictures when you are done.

    Please post pictures when you are done.
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    And just when I finished making all of those...

    And just when I finished making all of those loops out of zing it and have one tarp totally finished!!

    Good thing I have to make another tarp...will try this knot instead of the prusik! Thanks.
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    Wally world sells plastic toggles? What are they...

    Wally world sells plastic toggles? What are they called?
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    Plastic Toggles

    I have searched "plastic", "toggles" and "plastic toggles" and still can't find out what they are made from or where one gets the plastic toggles to hang a tarp from (with continuous ridgeline and...
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    How big of a loop do you typically make for a...

    How big of a loop do you typically make for a prussik knot that will be used on a continuous ridgeline?
  43. Sweet!! Just got the email stating my BB is in...

    Sweet!! Just got the email stating my BB is in the mail! Cannot wait! Perfect week for it too, as the wife is out of town!


    Thanks again to Brandon for keeping this thread updated....you...
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    Haven't had problems with tears. Is loud if it...

    Haven't had problems with tears. Is loud if it is not washed. For ground dwelling it makes a cheap footprint.
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    Just regular run-of-the mill grommets.

    Just regular run-of-the mill grommets.
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    In Ohio, at least in the suburbs where I live,...

    In Ohio, at least in the suburbs where I live, one could end up with the police at your front door for "leaving your mark outside"! :scared: Wish it wasn't so, leaving one's mark outside is one of...
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    Back in my ground dwelling days....I made a...

    Back in my ground dwelling days....I made a general purpose tarp out of Tyvek and tried grommets in that. I could rip the grommets out even with three layers of Tyvek.

    I know what you are...
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    Don't forget to think about heating and cooling. ...

    Don't forget to think about heating and cooling. You are in WV, so you will likely need both. Depending on your construction, it may be too cold to use in the winter and too hot in the...
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    Sewing circular pull out

    I am making my first tarp. Adding pullouts 18" from ridgeline, 28" from edges on a 11'x11' tarp. I will be using 3 layers of silnylon on the inside as the patch. Patches are 6" in diameter 2 per...
  50. Thanks for the update. I'm sure it keeps people...

    Thanks for the update. I'm sure it keeps people like me from bugging you as we anxiously await our BB! :D
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