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    I made a few of these and had them fail 3 times...

    I made a few of these and had them fail 3 times because I didn't have a good method to tighten it from both sides, the prussik worked absolutely perfectly. I don't see a reason for anyone to ever...
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    I actually just bought ~250 ft of 7/64 am and 45...

    I actually just bought ~250 ft of 7/64 am and 45 yards of 1.9 to make hammocks with. Last weekend was the beta test on a set of UCRs with a fairly short bury, probably around 6-8". It held fine at...
  3. Poll: Received my 45 yards of 1.9 ripstop today :D. Let...

    Received my 45 yards of 1.9 ripstop today :D. Let the sewing begin!
  4. Poll: So far I am winning, though my hands are a bit...

    So far I am winning, though my hands are a bit raw. Received my AM steel yesterday and got right to work this morning. I believe I have ~8 pairs finished now. I ended up disassembling my standard...
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    I'm up in Salem, but drive to Eugene nearly every...

    I'm up in Salem, but drive to Eugene nearly every weekend.

    I would say that Shug's videos are by far the best resource. Then Just read through stickies to familiarize yourself with different...
  6. Poll: Yeah, so far the score is 50 yards webbing, 240...

    Yeah, so far the score is 50 yards webbing, 240 ft am steel, 45 yards black 1.9 ripstop, and thread.

    Plan to make 6 hammocks and save the rest for insulation projects.
  7. Poll: Decided to go with noahlampart once I get a few...

    Decided to go with noahlampart once I get a few hammocks together :). Cloth, thread, and rope is on the way.
  8. Poll: I feel like it is pretty ambitious to attempt to...

    I feel like it is pretty ambitious to attempt to sil treat like 40 yards of 1.1 without any experience... :/...
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    A Peapod this is.

    A Peapod this is.
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    Yeah... I don't think the hammock width is really...

    Yeah... I don't think the hammock width is really that relevant to not being able to pull off the pea pod. If anything the lay would take priority... The peapod will force the hammock to mold around...
  11. Poll: I'll have to check that out. i also found...

    I'll have to check that out.

    i also found this on magna's site (http://store.magnafabrics.com/product.cgi?product=34895&group=24998). Is this actually waterproof? or just "resistant"?
  12. Poll: I definitely plan to do all the sewing myself,...

    I definitely plan to do all the sewing myself, I'm just not going to be without a mentor. These are being made with backpacking in mind and I don't really see a need to skimp on materials when the...
  13. Poll: I was just asking since I haven't called yet. My...

    I was just asking since I haven't called yet. My 21 year old self finds it weird to have to actually interact with someone to buy stuff online :p.


    I understand that. I was going off of the...
  14. Poll: Thanks, but I still do not know how much I will...

    Thanks, but I still do not know how much I will need.


    Is that for 1.1 silnylon?


    So... basically that will make me buy 20x the amount I need for less than what I was going to pay... I see...
  15. Poll: About to make the plunge - need a wise eye

    Howdy from the PNW! I recently got into hangin' and I want to give my friends the opportunity to join me using some "loaner" gear that they might end up buying. The problem is I want to make...
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    Or this one:...

    Or this one: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77090
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    Doubtful. Your sleeping 2 in a single gathered...

    Doubtful. Your sleeping 2 in a single gathered end hammock? You're experienced? or aware that you will be more or less on top of each other the whole night? (no, that's not what I meant :lol:)
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    Would it be advisable to make a (**** KNOT...

    Would it be advisable to make a (**** KNOT NAMES)... it's like half a prussik... The same knot you use on a whoopie to attatch it to the hammock on the toggle? Would that improve the durability? I'm...
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    My plan is to actually mount one end inside of my...

    My plan is to actually mount one end inside of my closet using a 2x4 decoratively edged and painted between 2 studs with a eye bolt in the middle. Then when not in use I will just unclip one end and...
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    I wish to learn more

    I dig this idea. Does anyone have a perspective on using a internal vapor barrier layer?
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    Your speaking of Rust-o-leum's brand name...

    Your speaking of Rust-o-leum's brand name NeverWet which is a super hydrophobic 2 part aerosol application. I'm into the tech field and have been watching this for about a year pre-production. The...
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    The environment

    I was just honestly curious if anyone had a magic remedy haha. I really respect the environment as much as I can and even feel terrible about loosing a fishing lure in a pristine lake last trip :(....
  23. Yeah, per Paul at AHE he said it would pack...

    Yeah, per Paul at AHE he said it would pack ~15-20% smaller than traditional CS. I assume it will be awesome for me considering I have never used higher end gear. The first hangs I went on were using...
  24. Well, I bought a Jarbidge Apex along with...

    Well, I bought a Jarbidge Apex along with whoopies and ridge line from AHE :). Not really sure what the typical shipping time is, but I can't wait! I went ahead and figured I should buy my first...
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    I think I enjoy Zukiguy's option more considering...

    I think I enjoy Zukiguy's option more considering I lean towards anti-consumerism. I would be curious to see if anyone has sil treated their straps... I will definitely keep that solvent in mind...
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    Anti-Sap Webbing?

    Admitted Newb here. I came across the AHE Sap sack made out of Silicon treated nylon and the idea of treating the actual straps came to mind due to my first hang ever leaving my straps nice and...
  27. The message was from an email I got back from...

    The message was from an email I got back from him. I apologize for not clearing that up. They seem to be a stand up crowd :).
  28. Oh, I also just ordered a Apex Jarbidge.

    Oh, I also just ordered a Apex Jarbidge.
  29. Hey Eric, We use HL Climashield standard in...

    Hey Eric,

    We use HL Climashield standard in the KAQ line, with the APEX Upgrade being a very popular option. Our numbers come from our own in house testing more than the info that Climashield...
  30. I would be interested in the difference of...

    I would be interested in the difference of Climashield and Apex as well. On the Arrow Head Equipment (Kick *** Quilts) website it gives you the option to upgrade to Apex with the benifit being 15-20%...
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    Poll: Sad new member here :(. I work Tuesday-Saturday....

    Sad new member here :(. I work Tuesday-Saturday. Good to know there is a sizable group of Oregon hangers though!
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    Another idea for the draw string bottom rather...

    Another idea for the draw string bottom rather than a zipper is to pull it closed while you are in it, then tie the excess string behind the channel creating another closing. Please don't tar and...
  33. Squiters!

    I was about to do some research regarding the HUG, but I think if I can find a actual head net that is sleep worthy it might be a better choice since it has more uses? thoughts?
  34. If you are venting your UQ, wouldn't that leave a...

    If you are venting your UQ, wouldn't that leave a gap for mosquitoes to get ya anyways?
    That is a great example either way and I appreciate your input. I have watched most of Shugs vids and they...
  35. Thanks for the fast replies! I will definitely...

    Thanks for the fast replies! I will definitely keep my eyes peeled on new synthetic options.

    As for temperature... How large of a variation could I reasonably expect to use a 20 3/4 in? I assume...
  36. Wet Climate: Synthetic TQ/UQ? (1st post!)

    2 time hanger and 1st time poster from Oregon here.

    After a 26 mile trip with 3 friends in the Cascades @ ~4500' for 2 nights... I'm hooked. Most of my gear was makeshift (sorry, no pics of my...
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