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    If this is your first bridge you should be...

    If this is your first bridge you should be pleased. I have a black bird and a couple DIY's, both stay at home now. The ridge runner is easier to hit the sweet spot with (for me anyhow) and I too am a...
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    On my Yeti cooler--It's the "canvas" for all my...

    On my Yeti cooler--It's the "canvas" for all my stickers.
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    I won't be the only RR in the WV hills---You'll...

    I won't be the only RR in the WV hills---You'll love it I'm sure. I can make it through an entire night in complete comfort in mine, congrats.
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    Sorry for the extremely slow response. What has...

    Sorry for the extremely slow response. What has been stated previously, it allows for more options (closer tree set-up). I've used mine a few times since the mod and it is plenty stable for me YMMV....
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    Another Kanawha valley guy here (middle aged...

    Another Kanawha valley guy here (middle aged too?). I haven't used my hammocks as much as I'd planned but I can say this they are much more comfortable IMHO than anything on the ground. There are too...
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    I've had several hammocks but only one bridge....

    I've had several hammocks but only one bridge. That being said I can't imagine a better hammock than the RR. I've had mine for several weeks and it is fantastic. I have made a couple mods (shortened...
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    Resurrecting this thread because I have just...

    Resurrecting this thread because I have just started playing with my RR and would like to know the general consensus about the "dogbone" length. I would like to shorten mine and wondered if any of...
  8. I swapped out my ridge runner suspention with...

    I swapped out my ridge runner suspention with whoopies I made. It's the simplest and lightest set up IMHO...2 cents
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    I'm a guy that has hunted his whole life (I'm...

    I'm a guy that has hunted his whole life (I'm 47), I've backpacked most of my life too. However I've never put the two together. I'm hoping plans for an Elk hunt in 2014 work out and I can hang n...
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    They are also fun to make and add an element of...

    They are also fun to make and add an element of custom to your set-up ie color, length, etc......2 cents.
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    I haven't commented in a long time and don't have...

    I haven't commented in a long time and don't have near the experience a lot of folks have. However, I'll say this much as we are close to the same size (I'm a bit shorter and heavier but not much) my...
  12. Thread: Toggles

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    I too have made several carbon toggles from cut...

    I too have made several carbon toggles from cut off arrows. Two issues, check them after each use, a couple of mine were large diameter thin walled target arrows and they began to deform after very...
  13. I believe this deserves sticky status--Grizz the...

    I believe this deserves sticky status--Grizz the sticky king. Outstanding as usual I envy your talents\time.
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    My wife does my thread injecting, so, I'm not...

    My wife does my thread injecting, so, I'm not speaking from experience. Her machine has an automatic button hole maker. That is how she makes the holes the bottom of our bishop bags..........2 cents.
  15. I'll try my luck on St. Pat's day. Count me in...

    I'll try my luck on St. Pat's day. Count me in please.
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    Looks fantastic! I too am in the planning stages...

    Looks fantastic! I too am in the planning stages of a bridge, just wondering if you have demintions. Arc depth, width at the head\foot, spreader (hiking pole) length etc... I'm still gathering info...
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    Check out the FAQ's, articles, stickies etc......

    Check out the FAQ's, articles, stickies etc... Most of your questions have been answered and can be found. I've posted a couple things that I used the search feature to find later--use it. I was in...
  18. When you're a middle age guy and you take up...

    When you're a middle age guy and you take up sew..... I mean thread injecting. Also, you know the difference between a cat curve and a parabolic curve......hum.....wait don't know if there is, the...
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    Poll: While I don't have extensive experience with...

    While I don't have extensive experience with hammock sleeping, I have backpacked and camped for years. That being said, I too am sleeping colder as I age (45). Another factor I consider is the type...
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    Still learning the ropes myself, and also a...

    Still learning the ropes myself, and also a Mountain stater... Welcome!
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    I sent you a PM.

    I sent you a PM.
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    Sticky: Intresting posts, I wonder about these sometimes....

    Intresting posts, I wonder about these sometimes. Mine is boring, it is just my girls names shortened then my commitment to them. So, Maddy (Mad) Rachel (Rac) me (Dad), not very creative but it...
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    I've been doing this for about a year now, I have...

    I've been doing this for about a year now, I have 4. My quest is for the ultimate hammock. It has to be versatile, lightweight, bugproof and comfortable. So far the search continues. It will probably...
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    Welcome from one of many on this side of the...

    Welcome from one of many on this side of the Atlantic that can trace their ancestory to Scotland. I had never sewn anything until I joined this forum. Explore DIY, it's not as hard as you might...
  25. I can't believe how some people poo poo...

    I can't believe how some people poo poo everything they can't accomplish. As a dad with two dependants, I would try this--with help--any day. The veiws and photos are awsome. My only caveat, make...
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    I've never made a bridge---yet. However after...

    I've never made a bridge---yet. However after studying the concept I believe you must have webbing or cordage along the sides. The edges of the material will not handle the load without failing....
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    I read this book several years ago. Fantastic...

    I read this book several years ago. Fantastic read---very funny. Unsolicited bump.
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    I'm still learning the ropes and could use an...

    I'm still learning the ropes and could use an extra for my youngest daughter--I',m in
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    Most generous of ya, I'm in

    Most generous of ya, I'm in
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    Oh my gosh, that caused a nasal coffee...

    Oh my gosh, that caused a nasal coffee geyser:lol::lol:
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    I'm still kind of new, but like others I use a 20...

    I'm still kind of new, but like others I use a 20 degree bag in the summer. One thing you need to consider is the type of insulation. I know from personal experience a 20 degree down bag has a wider...
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    BER, I for one am following your threads with...

    BER, I for one am following your threads with much intrest. The R and D is most appreciated. A couple questions. I think we are about the same size (if I may ask) how tall are you? Also, where did...
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    Suggestion....Bridge forum???

    Mods, I'm still realatively new so, please scorn me if this has been suggested is difficult or is in the wrong place. Has any thought been put into creating a forum on HF just for Bridge hammocks??...
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    Fantastic job, I'm most envious. I too am...

    Fantastic job, I'm most envious. I too am considering a bridge. I can't seem to sleep all night in my WBBB without back of the leg tension. I sleep on my side at home, is this doable/comfortable in a...
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    Rank amateur here, I've made several CL's with...

    Rank amateur here, I've made several CL's with amsteel it is quite easy and fun. As others have said it doesn't take long to learn and looks\functions much better, my 2 cents.
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    You've inspired me, I would really like to try a...

    You've inspired me, I would really like to try a bridge. As soon as funds allow I'm (really my wife will do most of it) gonna go for it. Great job.
  37. Another West Virginian here, don't be shy. These...

    Another West Virginian here, don't be shy. These the folks on this forum are extremely supportive. I'm just getting started myself. You've come to the right place. See ya in the hills and hollows...
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    Welcome from the Mountain State--ha ha--the real...

    Welcome from the Mountain State--ha ha--the real mountains are out there. It has been years but my most memorable trip was in Snowmass\ Maroon Bells Wilderness. Beautiful place and nice people out...
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    Another WV guy here from the southern end of the...

    Another WV guy here from the southern end of the state, Lets gooo Mountaineers!!!---oops wrong forum. Best forum on the net by far, informative nice folks around here. See ya in the hills and hollows.
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    Another West By God Virginia hanger...

    Another West By God Virginia hanger here--Welcome. Don't be shy I'm still quite green, these folks are very nice and patient. See ya in the hills and hollows (er...hollers).
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    Welcome from a semi-noob also from West-by-God...

    Welcome from a semi-noob also from West-by-God Virginia. This is by far the most informative place on hanging you will find. It is a very decent group of people--exceedingly patient--and considerate....
  42. Thread: Patterns

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    Thanks Jazilla I've got several favorites to mark!

    Thanks Jazilla I've got several favorites to mark!
  43. Thread: Patterns

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    Thanks for the links Cinnamon. I guess I should...

    Thanks for the links Cinnamon. I guess I should clairify, are there any actual patterns for purchase avaliable? The type for garment\costume making that can be pinned or taped on the fabric. She has...
  44. Thread: Patterns

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    Patterns

    I'm kind of lazy (searches have been fruitless), just wondering if there is a resource for hammock related patterns. I don't see a sticky and can't seem to locate anything on the vendors web sites....
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    I tried this also (with alpine butterflys), but I...

    I tried this also (with alpine butterflys), but I didn't like it. Several threads discuss the fact that knots weaken line. While your probably nowhere close to being in danger, I'd still check with...
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    Sent a PM I'll take it if it is still available

    Sent a PM I'll take it if it is still available
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    I really like this plan but I'm wondering if it...

    I really like this plan but I'm wondering if it needs adjusted for height. I suppose a long term test is required. If you don't mind could I ask how tall you are? Then I could adjust accordingly if I...
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    I tried this too and was not pleased with the...

    I tried this too and was not pleased with the results. No long term test however, after a few backyard hangs it started to creep. Also, the prussics were virtually impossible to adjust or untie. I...
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    Never been there or done that, just a shout out...

    Never been there or done that, just a shout out to your brother. Thanks for your service and godspeed when you deploy.
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    I'm a noob also, so, take that into account. Like...

    I'm a noob also, so, take that into account. Like bubba I would advise you to buy something and just get started. If you are a DIY type of person, spend $20 on some ripstop and make you own hammock....
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