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    Not my pics, Amac. Sorry, i didn't get out this...

    Not my pics, Amac. Sorry, i didn't get out this weekend, ill post pics when I have them.
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    I like the idea of whoopie sling ends. I made a...

    I like the idea of whoopie sling ends. I made a couple whoopie slings yesterday for my girlfriend (for her hammock, rather) and they're pretty slick. I like them, but I also like that with the system...
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    UCR Variation

    Hi everyone!

    I've been using what I found out yesterday is a UCR, but I rigged mine slightly differently. Basically what I have is a 25' piece of amsteel blue with two alpine butterflies about 9'...
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    not so much. I was surprised actually, there...

    not so much. I was surprised actually, there seems to be very little tension on my ridgeline when I'm in the hammock. these are supposed to be pulled tight, right? seems to me I could be using my...
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    I had a similar idea, only the ridgeline is...

    I had a similar idea, only the ridgeline is static and the adjustable part is attached to the hammock. I've detailed it a bit more here http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27266
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    I didn't secure the free end, though I did tie in...

    I didn't secure the free end, though I did tie in a small eye splice (locked brummel) because I thought it looked nice. it would be a good place to attach said prussik or what-have-you. i think I may...
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    Success! At first the constrictor sections were...

    Success! At first the constrictor sections were slipping and I thought this wouldn't work unless the constrictor was longer (they're only 10", they turned out shorter than I wanted). then I tried...
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    depending on the type of hammock you wouldn't...

    depending on the type of hammock you wouldn't have to use any 'biner. if its a gathered end with the constrictor piece looped and wrapped around the end then you could switch them no problem. i'm...
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    that's it exactly. i had wondered about the weird...

    that's it exactly. i had wondered about the weird angle on the constrictor.... i guess i'll try it out later. the biggest advantage i'm seeing is that you could dial in your hammock sag easily and...
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    SLS/UCR Hybrid proposition

    Hello all!

    I've been obsessively reading this forum for about a week now, and I've recently begun trying to think of a good suspension system. Not that there aren't good ones here already, there...
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    Sticky: First DIY!

    Found some ripstop at Walmart yesterday for $1.50 a yard in a dark green. I bought 4.5 yards and sewed up my first DIY Hammock! Mine came out a little narrower at about 52 inches, which has me a bit...
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    60' for $16. not too bad. They had the grey,...

    60' for $16. not too bad. They had the grey, which is what I wanted. Now if I could only find a Walmart that has ripstop nylon I can get going on my tarp and GE Hammock.
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    Getting some Amsteel!

    Going up to Portland today, going to stop at west marine and get 50' of 7/64th amsteel for my single line suspension. Woo! I like the single line deal because it's so adjustable, and amsteel is so...
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    Pastorus, I used to listen to JPR all the time...

    Pastorus, I used to listen to JPR all the time when I lived in Eureka!
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    NorCal to Oregon

    I'm here in Salem. Moved here from NorCal last year, Humboldt County - closer to Canada to Mexico. *Real* NorCal. I've been backpacking in Oregon a few times (and a lot in California), both in the...
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    I'll probably try to get some use out of it. The...

    I'll probably try to get some use out of it. The stretch wasnt awful, if I pulled the ridgeline tight then it worked well. It's better than the 550 ive been using for years....
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    damn. I thought i had a pretty sweet setup

    ****. I thought i had a pretty sweet setup
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    I believe it is nylon, yes. Will it eventually...

    I believe it is nylon, yes. Will it eventually stretch a bit less? it hasn't ever really had any load on it, except for the 20 minutes I was playing with it the other day.
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    fixing cord stretch

    Hello!

    I recently got some 3/4" webbing (rated at 900 lbs) and 4mm line (rated at 700 lbs) to use in an integrated-ridgeline suspension (pics soon). the first, and only, time I set it up I had a...
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    Are prussik knots secure enough for suspension?...

    Are prussik knots secure enough for suspension? I'm trying to think of something I can rig up without ordering some funky cord for whoopie slings. I'm thinking I could set up the strap around a tree...
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    Fair enough, thanks everyone!

    Fair enough, thanks everyone!
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    I found the 3x3m tarp from DD to be almost...

    I found the 3x3m tarp from DD to be almost exactly what I sketched out this afternoon. so bascally I'm deciding between that and the Speer you mentioned.
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    Might I be so bold as to suggest... ahem......

    Might I be so bold as to suggest... ahem... ripping the fabric? Seems to me any time I've ever torn nylon it makes a perfectly straight line. there's a slight ragged edge, yeah, but you could roll...
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    Sticky: have we come to any conclusion as to which is the...

    have we come to any conclusion as to which is the best non-immersion method to apply the solution? Sponge, brush, rag, etc? Does it make any difference? I'm thinking I'd like to sew my tarp and then...
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    Just trying to think inside my skill level! Maybe...

    Just trying to think inside my skill level! Maybe the next tarp will have sexy caternary cuts, but for now I like right angles.

    I'll be using this backpacking (car camping - blue tarp or tent),...
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    So why would I switch from the loops already in...

    So why would I switch from the loops already in my hammock to a whoopie sling, which is just an adjustable loop? Can't I just as easily adjust my marlinspike hitch in the cord/webbing anchored to the...
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    Rectangular vs Square tarps

    Hi all!

    pretty much summed up in the title. I'm planning on making a silnylon tarp. Looking at what tarps are available commercially - Etowah Ultralight Tarps, Equinox Globe Skimmer, Oware, etc....
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    Hardware-free suspension?

    Hi!

    Everyone here seems to use hardware in their setups. Carabiners, rings, buckles, clamps, and whatnot. Does anyone just use.... Knots?

    At the shop yesterday I made two pins out of stainless...
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    Sticky: Loving this thread! Lots of great info, and I'm...

    Loving this thread! Lots of great info, and I'm definitely going to try this soon. I decided to make a tarp for the upcoming backpacking season, and this looks like the way to go. I have a few (of...
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