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    Having used and experimented with the MSB on all...

    Having used and experimented with the MSB on all of my hammocks, it is my opinion that the Amsteel loop in the channel creates the "sag" or space between the MSB and the hammock. The purpose of the...
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    If I was making a bug net to fit a msbs, I think...

    If I was making a bug net to fit a msbs, I think I would go with the TED net.

    And yes, the msbs will make the hammock feel longer. I have outfitted 4 hammocks with MSBs and they all achieved...
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    As nobody has addressed the MSB question, I'll...

    As nobody has addressed the MSB question, I'll take it on. At your size, you don't want to take anything off the length of your hammock. You'll already be taking off approx. 6" on each end for a...
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    I think that Rog97 had a similar idea in a much...

    I think that Rog97 had a similar idea in a much lighter form. Check this post to see if this is something like what you're talking about.
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    Order 25' of webbing from Dutch and you'll have 2...

    Order 25' of webbing from Dutch and you'll have 2 sets of tree huggers for $7. If you knot them on the ends, then you can make the loop big enough to fit whatever you want through it.
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    I sewed a piece of cloth tape to the bottom so...

    I sewed a piece of cloth tape to the bottom so that when I get it rolled, I could tie it off. Didn't help compressing it, but kept it together.



    Did you cut the round piece from the liner or...
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    In my family, there is me, my father, paternal...

    In my family, there is me, my father, paternal AND maternal great-uncles and the list goes way back in the family.

    I was quite happy with the way the wife was doing it too, until she started...
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    The PLTQ is almost as difficult to compress as...

    The PLTQ is almost as difficult to compress as the PLUQ. I tried rolling it, but can only get it down to about 7" in diameter.
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    Hey Ellis, My name is also Ellis. I noted that...

    Hey Ellis,

    My name is also Ellis. I noted that in your post you failed to identify what your problem was. Seems perfectly normal to me. Sounds very similar to how I got started. The only...
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    With the fleece liner, it weighs 2 lbs. 14.4 oz....

    With the fleece liner, it weighs 2 lbs. 14.4 oz.

    Without the fleece liner, it weighs 1 lb. 5.2 oz.
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    I wore my Fruit of the Looms, nylon sweatpants...

    I wore my Fruit of the Looms, nylon sweatpants and a regular sweatshirt w/ no hood. As I said it got down to 35* and I was quite comfortable. I do wish I had worn the watch cap though.
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    No offense taken or perceived.

    No offense taken or perceived.
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    I would take it to 30* right now, but that would...

    I would take it to 30* right now, but that would be with a ccf pad. Haven't tried it without the pad. My PLUQ is 2/3 length, so without the ccf pad, that still might be pushing it.



    That sounds...
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    Please let me apologize. I didn't take your...

    Please let me apologize. I didn't take your comments that way. I seriously did think of boxing it. I have read many of your posts and always appreciate your open and intelligent way of thinking out a...
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    Results of backyard test

    Well, I set up my tarp and hammock with my PLUQ yesterday in order to test the PLTQ. I crawled into it around 11:00 PM and after adjusting it a little, was quite comfortable. I put my ccf pad into...
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    Yeah, I like the extended length for pulling it...

    Yeah, I like the extended length for pulling it over my head. The reason for the fleece liner was to make more acceptable when the temps dip. I made it through a 35* night last April with just a...
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    DIY Poncho liner Top quilt

    Okay, this is my first attempt at a top quilt, but I don't have the courage to try stuffing with down and facing the wife's wrath. What I did was to take a 86" x 50" poncho liner and sew up the...
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    Chuck, I too have a 11' x 60" DIY hammock and...

    Chuck,

    I too have a 11' x 60" DIY hammock and use the MSB shown in the thread. I have done this with an ENO SingleNest and Byer traveler. I also plan to adapt a MollyMac bivy hammock to the MSB...
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    Well, I can say that if you are using an ENO bug...

    Well, I can say that if you are using an ENO bug net, that it will stretch to 5" across, so I wouldn't make my holes any further than that. I also have a Molly Mac bivy Hammock with an attached bug...
  20. Thread: New here

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    Welcome from Western NY.

    Welcome from Western NY.
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    Diva, the thread on mini-spreader bars is located...

    Diva, the thread on mini-spreader bars is located here.
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    I have not found that to be necessary as I...

    I have not found that to be necessary as I believe the channel ends are pinched where the amsteel comes out of the holes. I haven't had any slippage nor have I needed to add anything else to this...
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    Berksound, here are some pics of when I finished...

    Berksound, here are some pics of when I finished this and tried it out. My daughter is resting in the blue hammock and the pic with the bug net has me for the weight.
    ...
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    This is the post ...

    This is the post on how I originally made them. These had a 9" lead between the brummel loop and the split for the spreader bar. Then I realized that was just a waste of Amsteel and unneeded. You...
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    What are the dimensions?

    What are the dimensions?
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    Thanks Stevebo. I know there has been many...

    Thanks Stevebo. I know there has been many questions about putting the spreader bar in the end channel in this thread, but they were never answered conclusively. Sorry for the damage to your Claytor,...
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    Welcome from far west NY. Lots of your fellow New...

    Welcome from far west NY. Lots of your fellow New Yorkers here, so don't be afraid to hook up with us.
  28. Thread: 3/4 vs full

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    cdnrogue, Welcome from the other side of the...

    cdnrogue,

    Welcome from the other side of the river (literally). If you're not winter camping, then a 3/4 with a pad will keep you more than toasty. Went camping in 40* temps with just a pad and...
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    Rev, Here is a picture of my two tarps. The...

    Rev,

    Here is a picture of my two tarps. The closer one is ACU and the rear one is a woodland poly tarp.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img339/9463/1001114l.jpg

    The woodland poly tarp is used by my...
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    Couldn't pass up the deal and mine is already...

    Couldn't pass up the deal and mine is already ordered. Looking forward to putting it through its paces.
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    Yep, I did. Sorry and thanks for having my...

    Yep, I did. Sorry and thanks for having my back.:blush::blush:
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    Check out this thread and it may give you some...

    Check out this thread and it may give you some ideas. It has worked for me so far.
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    I use and love the quilt liner/summer blanket...

    I use and love the quilt liner/summer blanket from Jacks Are Better. I have used it alone and with a wool blanket in temps below 40*. It is always in my pack and a vital part of my set up
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    Got mine and combined with the ridgeline quilt...

    Got mine and combined with the ridgeline quilt hooks, they are awesome for a quick set up.
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    What is the lightest material we have found for...

    What is the lightest material we have found for the MSB?
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    Had much the same results with my DIY versus my...

    Had much the same results with my DIY versus my ENO SN. Got even better results after adding Redoleary's MSB.
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    I agree. It seems as though it may have taken a...

    I agree. It seems as though it may have taken a step backwards. Did the center ridge reappear?
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    Funnelcakes, Redoleary came up with a way of...

    Funnelcakes,

    Redoleary came up with a way of removing the ridge in the middle and it is discussed in this thread. I think you may find it helpful as it does improve the comfort level of your...
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    Is there a point of diminishing returns? What are...

    Is there a point of diminishing returns? What are you using for the longer spreader bar?
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    If you gather the ends of a piece of paper and...

    If you gather the ends of a piece of paper and twist, you will get the same flat lay. If you use a plain gathered end, you don't get that twist. It comes with the spreader bar which is doing the...
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    I had fun taking my daughter and her friend...

    I had fun taking my daughter and her friend hammock camping last month. They didn't have to hike in, so they complained less. It is an experience I would recommend to anyone.
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    I don't care who you are. That's funny. :lol::lol:

    I don't care who you are. That's funny. :lol::lol:
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    I asked a hanging buddy of mine about this and he...

    I asked a hanging buddy of mine about this and he said that in fact, you want that 20-30degree twist, because that is what gives the hammock the greater comfort and larger "sweet spot". He took a...
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    Red, I notice that in your OP, you used PVC with...

    Red, I notice that in your OP, you used PVC with connectors. Is there a reason why you went to straight PVC? I feel your method of connecting the ridge line to the spreader bar is the best method for...
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    Basically, the same thing that we're trying to...

    Basically, the same thing that we're trying to achieve by running the fixed loops through the holes and then over the ends. So, yes it should work.

    Ellis
  46. Thread: Whip it???

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    If you decide to whip it for added security, let...

    If you decide to whip it for added security, let me show you how I did it.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img15/1483/whip1q.jpg

    Gather your ends, pull the corners out to remove some of the slack edges...
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    +1 on what Mad777 said. I also have an...

    +1 on what Mad777 said. I also have an equilateral set up with my spreader bar. The spreader has 5" between holes and so only adds 5" on each end. When I made my first spreader bar, I had 7" of...
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    So glad you mentioned that, Pips, as I was...

    So glad you mentioned that, Pips, as I was looking at the no-see-um mesh from DIY Gear and that is 54" wide. Was wondering if it was wide enough for this project.

    Ellis
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    At present, I only have the one. OutdoorJunkie...

    At present, I only have the one. OutdoorJunkie asked if it could be done with a whoopie sling and I had a down day at work and just came up with this. I did it to see if it was possible. The...
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    No, that's not how I do it. I have 2 separate...

    No, that's not how I do it. I have 2 separate amsteel cords going through 2 separate holes 5" apart. At the end of each cord is a fixed loop. The cord goes through the hole and then loops around the...
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