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  1. What if you tried the Yet another Tensegrity...

    What if you tried the Yet another Tensegrity Stand using the tree as one of the legs? This will give you 3 hanging spots if the need arises.

    Or another option would be to use your tripods and...
  2. I am all for getting a good deal on my outdoor...

    I am all for getting a good deal on my outdoor gear. However in hammock camping, your tarp is your shelter from the weather. So I wouldn't want to skimp here. Get the best one you can afford that...
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    I think the main issue people had was that this...

    I think the main issue people had was that this hammock requires a camping pad to use it. The pad provided some of the structure of the hammock when lying or sitting in it.

    Cheers

    Brian
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    Polyester fabric tends to stretch much less than...

    Polyester fabric tends to stretch much less than nylon. So if you are a person with some girth to them, then the polyester hammock may be the better choice. I have a couple of bridge hammocks I...
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    Great job on the tarp, Shadown-MKII. I like your...

    Great job on the tarp, Shadown-MKII. I like your pole mod for this tarp. It makes it nice and rounded when pitched.

    Now one just needs a good rain/snow storm to test how well it performs in foul...
  6. If you are burning primarily softwoods like pine...

    If you are burning primarily softwoods like pine and balsam fir, then ditch the spark arrestor at the end of the pipes. They tend to clog rather easily. As for operating your stove properly, you...
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    Just be aware that tablecloth fabric weights...

    Just be aware that tablecloth fabric weights about 2.6-2.7 ounces per square yard by itself. So adding your diy silnlyon treatment to that will increase the weight further. There is also the...
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    That would work just as easily. The beauty of...

    That would work just as easily. The beauty of the original Ogee tarp was that it was a single panel for the main part of the tarp. So it had no ridgeline seam to worry about leaking.

    Cheers
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    If you haven't done so already, go play with the...

    If you haven't done so already, go play with the hang calculator at the Ultimate Hang website. It will give you all the information you need.

    Cheers

    Brian
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    The Jarbridge underquilt is put on sale by AHE a...

    The Jarbridge underquilt is put on sale by AHE a few times a year as it is.

    Cheers

    Brian
  11. Or at least, have them state in the description,...

    Or at least, have them state in the description, that it is a camping blanket. That should help with customs charges.

    Cheers

    Brian
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    Do you have a link to the 12' long ice fishing...

    Do you have a link to the 12' long ice fishing tent you are considering using. One of my winter camping friends, started off with an ice fishing tent for his shelter. It has downsides, namely that...
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    One way, is to get some gutter spikes. These are...

    One way, is to get some gutter spikes. These are 6" or longer nails designed for hanging gutters on buildings. Pound those in to the ground and attach your line to that.

    If you have deep enough...
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    At worst, if you shipped via the postal service...

    At worst, if you shipped via the postal service and you do get hit, it is going to be a small handling fee and your local sales taxes. Do not ever ship via courier fro the USA, the brokerage charges...
  15. You'll also have to account for any inaccuracy in...

    You'll also have to account for any inaccuracy in the scale the manufacturer used to weigh the item and under what conditions. Same for the scale you used to weigh the same items. If a tarp, it may...
  16. Just for reference, many full time indoor hangers...

    Just for reference, many full time indoor hangers just use a 1 season (50F) underquilt for their insulation. The Jarbridge from Arrowhead Equipment will do the job for you just fine. It is...
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    If you are worried about the seams being on the...

    If you are worried about the seams being on the inside of the tarp, then just rotate your tarp 180 degrees so it lines up with the way you choose to sleep in your hammock. Think of a rectangular...
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    I believe Shug holds the record for the coldest...

    I believe Shug holds the record for the coldest hang at -40F(or C as it's the same). My personal coldest is -31C and I used a -25C rated underquilt with a -40C rated Wiggy's 2 bag sleeping bag...
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    If you're looking for Amsteel in Canada, contact...

    If you're looking for Amsteel in Canada, contact Redden Rope. They are in BC and seem to have the best price anywhere.

    http://www.redden-rope.com/

    They are a Samson Rope dealer and buy...
  20. Tarp sold to Cali and payment received. ...

    Tarp sold to Cali and payment received.

    Everything is now sold and the thread may be closed.

    Cheers

    Brian
  21. Wilsonlin45 took the underquilt and has sent...

    Wilsonlin45 took the underquilt and has sent payment.

    Thank you.

    Cheers

    Brian
  22. Bump With the number for Frozen Butt and...

    Bump

    With the number for Frozen Butt and Frozen Cheese hangs coming up, I know there are some people that could certainly use an underquilt of this temperature rating.

    For those of you that...
  23. Greetings Just a side note, for anyone in my...

    Greetings

    Just a side note, for anyone in my local area of Southern Ontario (just east of Toronto). If you decide to purchase my quilt, we can meet up in person and you can pay cash for it.
    ...
  24. I use this underquilt with my DIY bridge. I just...

    I use this underquilt with my DIY bridge. I just attach the quilt suspension points in the corner to the corner rings of my bridge hammock with the S-biners.

    In the deep cold of winter, I use...
  25. No That was another tarp that I had and sold...

    No

    That was another tarp that I had and sold recently. Just search the forum for ogee tarp. There are lots of pictures of them in various configurations. Mine was the original model, not the...
  26. It is 900 FP goose down and lofts to over 5". I...

    It is 900 FP goose down and lofts to over 5". I don't have a scale handy however, I would say it is within a couple ounces of the weight of the current incubator 0F as this quilt is a little...
  27. It is 11' long and 10' tip to tip on the...

    It is 11' long and 10' tip to tip on the triangles. The thing weighs about 15 ounces or so. I don't have a scale handy to get an exact measurement. As of now I don't have any other pictures of the...
  28. Hammock Gear Underquilt -15F (-25C) and Silnylon Tarp

    Greetings

    I am selling my Hammock Gear -15F (-25C) underquilt that I had Adam make for my bridge hammock. Asking $260 USD shipped in North America. Payment via PayPal preferred. SOLD

    -...
  29. The main area of concern for any bridge hanger is...

    The main area of concern for any bridge hanger is the amount of force exerted on the spreader bars. That is a function of the suspension triangle length. The longer the suspension triangle length...
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    There is no reason that you couldn't wrap your...

    There is no reason that you couldn't wrap your tree huggers more than once around the tree, if the size of the tree allows it.

    Also the the tree hugger can be use just like a tree strap with a...
  31. That is basically a prussic hitch that is tied...

    That is basically a prussic hitch that is tied over itself with the addition of the knot at the end. I suspect that it is the knot at the end that adds the extra bit of friction to make this hold...
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    Someone else was discussing the same item in a...

    Someone else was discussing the same item in a recent thread here. Go check it out.

    Cheers

    Brian
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    This feature was removed for the exact reason...

    This feature was removed for the exact reason that you want it. It was easy to inadvertently click on their website link when attempting to read messages in their forum. At least in the Chrome...
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    That is great news on the water test of this...

    That is great news on the water test of this fabric. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

    Cheers

    Brian
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    I would be curious to know if it as waterproof as...

    I would be curious to know if it as waterproof as regular silnylong. Any chance of doing a water test? could be as simple as gathering as section of the fabric so it forms a bag and pour 1 or 2L of...
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    Welcome The best time of the year to camp,...

    Welcome

    The best time of the year to camp, IMHO, is fast approaching. If you have your insulation systems sorted for deep cold, keep an eye out for upcoming winter group hangs.

    Cheers

    Brian
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    The issue with whoopie slings for tarp guy out...

    The issue with whoopie slings for tarp guy out lines is that they are hard to loosen up when they are under tension.

    As for your items that whoopie slings don't slip. That is correct, however I...
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    Good to see someone else catching on to the fact...

    Good to see someone else catching on to the fact that compressed insulation under you in a sleeping bag servers no purpose and is extra weight. Big Agnes has been doing sleeping bags in this same...
  39. Thread: Mason line

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    Another variation of this is Planer board line. ...

    Another variation of this is Planer board line. It is a hollow braid polyester Dacron line. It is available at most good fishing supply places. I have the Tuf-Line brand 200 pound test version, it...
  40. That's a pretty slick piece of hardware. The...

    That's a pretty slick piece of hardware. The fixed eye of the amsteel line can also be looped over a marlin spike in the tree strap to give even more adjustability. Have you tested these in a rain...
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    Another thing to consider is that most shock cord...

    Another thing to consider is that most shock cord loses it's elasticity when the temps drop, so the middle of your quilt could have sagged somewhat away from your hammock and cause some CBS. One...
  42. If your hands are numb with deep pain, you have a...

    If your hands are numb with deep pain, you have a much worse problem to sort out. Just sayin'.

    For me, on my hammock, I use whoopie slings and marlin spike hitch year round. For my tarp, since I...
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    In that short timeframe, your best best would be...

    In that short timeframe, your best best would be to purchase a used one from the For Sale area of the forum. Another option would be to purchase an in stock quilt from any of the quilt vendors on...
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    This is my suggestion as well. Opie will make...

    This is my suggestion as well. Opie will make you a custom bridge to fit you. I am a large girth individual however only 5'9" tall. I made my own bridge hammocks out of the polyester crinkle...
  45. Good news on these new polyester fabrics. I am...

    Good news on these new polyester fabrics. I am wondering if the 1.2 fabric can treated with the DIY silnylon treatment so one could get a tarp material that stretches very little?

    Cheers
    ...
  46. Such a large event and not a single picture to be...

    Such a large event and not a single picture to be posted????

    Gator Holler sounds like quite the place.

    Cheers

    Brian
  47. You could also change your thread view options in...

    You could also change your thread view options in your control panel to threaded instead of linear. However that only works for your viewing of the forum. So as the others have suggested, quoting...
  48. The reason for the 30 hang angle (from...

    The reason for the 30 hang angle (from horizontal) is that it minimizes the force on your suspension (and trees) to that of the body weight of the user. Refer to the chart below for further...
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    I have a canvas wedge tent that meets those...

    I have a canvas wedge tent that meets those specs. I use it for my winter shelter that I also use a small woodstove it. It works quite well. You'll have to look around to get one made out of a...
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    Good job on the bridge hammocks, Opie. Also a...

    Good job on the bridge hammocks, Opie. Also a very interesting business model you've chosen to implement as well. I am sure it will be well received.

    What length spreader bars are you using for...
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