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    Where do you get that it was boorish behavior?...

    Where do you get that it was boorish behavior? I'm not saying it wasn't, but I didn't see anything in the article indicating that it was. I have often set up my hammock in a public places. If there...
  2. The only reason to get an integrated hammock with...

    The only reason to get an integrated hammock with a symmetrical bug net would be if you switch your lay direction during the night. If you don't mind staying put in one direction during the night,...
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    If the hammock only got wet and not dirty, the...

    If the hammock only got wet and not dirty, the fabric shouldn't be any different. It's not down that needs to be fluffed up when drying. I also would be very careful with dryers. They can be very...
  4. I think they didn't sell out, but rather shifted...

    I think they didn't sell out, but rather shifted their priorities towards the expedition travel. I ordered my hammocks in February 2014 and only received them after several follow-ups in September...
  5. JRB has bridge hammocks in stock...

    JRB has bridge hammocks in stock right now. I have never tried theirs, though. The BMBH has a different lay than the Ridgerunner. Another bridge option would be the Eureka Chysalis. I have one, but...
  6. I'm only 165cm tall, but I have found Hennessy...

    I'm only 165cm tall, but I have found Hennessy hammocks to be on the short and narrow side. I'd pick SLD over HH any day. But since you're located in the UK, you could have a look at UK Hammocks. I...
  7. The Warbonnet Travel Net likely won't work on 11'...

    The Warbonnet Travel Net likely won't work on 11' hammocks from other vendors. Warbonnet hammocks have very little sag and are shorter due to the whipping. Hanging an 11' channel end hammock in a...
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    Not necessarily. It depends on how attractive you...

    Not necessarily. It depends on how attractive you smell to mosquitoes - and how many barriers there are between you and the mosquito. Mosquitoes *love* me, and they get me through 2 layers of...
  9. There must be something wrong with me. The only...

    There must be something wrong with me. The only thing I am sometimes scared of, depending on the situation, is other humans. Or actually: male humans. However, only if I'm stealth hanging (camping...
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    It's OK for a gathered end hammock. Not sure if...

    It's OK for a gathered end hammock. Not sure if it's strong enough for a recliner. You'd have to try.
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    I'm not familiar with making camp recliners, so I...

    I'm not familiar with making camp recliners, so I don't know which fabric would work best there. With regards to fabrics suitable for hammocks, ExTex doesn't have a lot to offer. I like the...
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    ExTex has more options than either Dutch or...

    ExTex has more options than either Dutch or Ripstopbytheroll!

    Nylon Tafetta, downproof, 55g/sqm, SPECIAL PRICE
    Nylon taffeta, downproof, soft, 20den, 38g/sqm
    Ripstop-Nylon, downproof, soft,...
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    Any windproof fabric will work. You could even...

    Any windproof fabric will work. You could even use normal fabric. The only thing you don't want is a waterproof fabric. Any downproof fabrics will be windproof as well, e.g. Nylon taffeta, downproof,...
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    I would be worried if I had holes in a single...

    I would be worried if I had holes in a single layer hammock. The lighter the fabric, the more worried I would be. I would exchange the hammock, rather than repair it, because I wouldn't want the...
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    I managed to finish the quilt with a lot of...

    I managed to finish the quilt with a lot of basting. I ended up basting the Climashield on the smaller fabric, and then basting both on the carrier fabric. Sewing wasn't easy, but it worked out...
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    Thanks, I'll look these glues up. It's worth a...

    Thanks, I'll look these glues up. It's worth a try with the next quilt I'm planning to sew.
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    Maybe I just don't understand the technique. I...

    Maybe I just don't understand the technique. I thought it works similar to sewing a pillow case, only with one more layer. You put the outer side on the outer side, so that the insides are facing...
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    Does this work on Climashield? Does it wash out...

    Does this work on Climashield? Does it wash out later? Is it sticky when dry? I have had horrible experiences with self-adhesive Velcro: it gummed up my machine badly. It took me ages to clean it up...
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    Thanks for the clarifications. Unfortunately I...

    Thanks for the clarifications. Unfortunately I cannot sew the quilt this way, because it's a Wooki clone. The part of the shell that also supends the insulation is much larger on all sides than the...
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    I just read the instructions on Dutch's site. If...

    I just read the instructions on Dutch's site. If I understand it correctly, he suggests to sew all three layers together inside out. However I thought that Just Bill advised first sewing together...
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    Thanks. My machine actually seems to sew the 4oz...

    Thanks. My machine actually seems to sew the 4oz Climashield OK. I practised with scraps first, and that worked alright. But these were only short seams.

    I first tried to sew just one half of the...
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    You mean sew a pocket and then put the...

    You mean sew a pocket and then put the Climashield in? I have trouble getting everything to fit. I'm afraid that it would make a bad situation worse, because I'm sure in the end the Climashield is...
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    Tissue paper would not help, since the three...

    Tissue paper would not help, since the three layers move against each other. When the quilt is lying on the floor, the pin-job looks OKish, but when I lift it up, carry it to the sewing machine, put...
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    Pinning and sewing a Climashield quilt

    I'm trying to sew a Climashield quilt. I have cut and hemmed the quilt fabric, and I have cut the Climashield. But for the life of me, I fail at sewing both together. The fabric always twists and...
  25. I found the standard 11' Superfly a ginourmous...

    I found the standard 11' Superfly a ginourmous tarp. If it was 4' wider (per side??), I would imagine it more difficult to handle. I don't know how you want to cover the motorcycle, but do you want...
  26. Warbonnet makes the Superfly up to 13' long...

    Warbonnet makes the Superfly up to 13' long - that's more than "tiny bit bigger" than the Chill Gorilla Fortress. According to Chill Gorilla the Fortress has a ridgeline of 11.5' and a width of 112"....
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    If you like Hexon 1.6, you might like a single...

    If you like Hexon 1.6, you might like a single layer Dream-Tex hammock. It's fairly similar to Hexon. I currently sleep in a double layer Dream-Tex hammock and love it.
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    1. I often don't use stakes but attach the guy...

    1. I often don't use stakes but attach the guy lines to trees or other structures. It's often easier to just unhook the guy line tarp side instead of stake side.
    2. When I use stakes, they tend to...
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    I have conspicuous (reflective orange and yellow)...

    I have conspicuous (reflective orange and yellow) and inconspicuous (non-reflective black or grey) guy lines that I use depending on the situation. If I hang on a camp site where I don't want other...
  30. I have both and prefer the SLD Catch-All Sack....

    I have both and prefer the SLD Catch-All Sack. However, I only use this type of sack at home or for car camping. I store my everynight-hammock plus underquilt in the Catch-All Sack. In the morning, I...
  31. Why should it have issues? It's not cutting edge...

    Why should it have issues? It's not cutting edge or anything - I have never heard of a 40D fabric having issues of wear over time. The fabric looks and feels very similar to Hexon. If anything it...
  32. I have both and I like both. They are quite...

    I have both and I like both. They are quite different, though. The Dream-Tex has a nicer touch, but it is also noticeably more stretchy. The 70D is more "slippery" and feels more like a synthetic...
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    I usually use an 11' hex tarp with my 10' hiking...

    I usually use an 11' hex tarp with my 10' hiking hammock and don't think that I have too much coverage. I have used 11' hex tarps with 11' hammocks and don't like how low I have to hang the tarp to...
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    That's what I do. I simply cut off 2 pieces of a...

    That's what I do. I simply cut off 2 pieces of a 4x4 beam and put them under the beam as spacers. I got very long screws that go through the beam as well as the spacer and into the wall. This works...
  35. How many orders is "All my past orders from...

    How many orders is "All my past orders from United States"? I have been ordering a lot from the States, and the delivery speed can vary a lot. While the average time is between 10 and 14 days, I have...
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    Don't change the ridgeline length of an...

    Don't change the ridgeline length of an integrated hammock. The ridgeline is not only there to help you hang the hammock consistently (which won't be the case if you keep changing the length), but...
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    I don't have a dog, but I would worry about its...

    I don't have a dog, but I would worry about its nails because the 1.7 Hexon has a pretty loose weave. If I wanted to take a dog into the hammock, I would probably pick a fabric with a tighter weave,...
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    Of the bridge hammocks I have tried (Ridgerunner,...

    Of the bridge hammocks I have tried (Ridgerunner, Chrysalis, Treem and Koma), all had more curve in the shoulder area than my favorite GE hammocks. They are all pretty narrow in the middle, where I...
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    Warbonnet Ridgerunner...

    Warbonnet Ridgerunner
    JRB Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
    Eureka Chrysalis Hammock
    Towns End Bridge Hammocks
    Treem Hammock
    ENO Skyloft Hammock
    REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock
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    I wouldn't worry about the Tarpworms damaging...

    I wouldn't worry about the Tarpworms damaging your tarp, but if you wanted to be extra safe you could always get Hookworms. Same functionality as the Tarpworms, but detachable.

    Also, you don't...
  41. You would have to try it yourself, since this is...

    You would have to try it yourself, since this is very individual. The WB hammocks are the only GE hammocks I can sleep on my side at all. I lie regular and can sleep on both sides, but I usually have...
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    Yes, I think that the differences in tightness of...

    Yes, I think that the differences in tightness of weave make an accurate formula impossible. There are currently 70D fabrics on the market that are anything from 1.7oz (e.g. Warbonnet) up to 2.4oz...
  43. Thread: Leg shelf?

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    The baffles definitely change height in the leg...

    The baffles definitely change height in the leg area. While the down is free to move within the individual baffle, there will be more in the torso area because there is more space. With my...
  44. There have been a couple of people on the forum,...

    There have been a couple of people on the forum, who were crazy (or brave?) enough to hang from even Argon .67. It probably won't wear out immediately, but most kids like to play pretty rough with...
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    So they are more sun-proof? Or does the thin yarn...

    So they are more sun-proof? Or does the thin yarn negate the effect?
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    How about calendared fabrics then?

    How about calendared fabrics then?
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    I've suffered in campsites that didn't have any...

    I've suffered in campsites that didn't have any vegetation to provide shade (unfortunately quite common over here) and am familiar with the problem. Cotton tarps provide better protection, as do a...
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    1.6oz HyperD has more stretch than 1.9oz ripstop...

    1.6oz HyperD has more stretch than 1.9oz ripstop nylon. The HyperD has a surface that feels softer, but also snags more easily. I have managed to pull tiny threads when the skin on my fingers was...
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    I don't have my Ninox, yet, but what they try to...

    I don't have my Ninox, yet, but what they try to do with shaping the ends is not similar to what a Knotty mod does. It is rather to counter the curve that forms naturally when you gather a...
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    Are both hammock bodies the same? Single layer?...

    Are both hammock bodies the same? Single layer? Double layer? Which fabric(s)? I feel squeezed in hammocks made from thin fabric like the Hexon 1.0.
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