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    Help setting up a 1-tree backyard hang

    Hi Everyone,

    I recently moved and am looking to get my gear set-up in my new backyard, but there isn't a super easy or obvious hanging solution. I'm hoping you folks can give me some suggestions....
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    I've used a regular desk stapler opened up to...

    I've used a regular desk stapler opened up to staple fabric to the floor (don't use on nice flooring!!) for layout purposes. Always staple on the waste area, as above. Worked pretty good to keep...
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    Pics??

    Pics??
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    That sounds like it might work. ...

    That sounds like it might work.

    Can anyone do a test??
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    Just recently? Wow. That's kinda sad. :P

    Just recently? Wow. That's kinda sad. :P
  6. I read a long document on various ways of...

    I read a long document on various ways of connecting various materials (rope, webbing, chains, chains-rope, etc)

    It had a section on webbing, which may have been one of the original uses for the...
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    Thanks for doing the test. At least we're...

    Thanks for doing the test.

    At least we're trying to make it work. I love that about the group
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    I tried loading as much as I could without...

    I tried loading as much as I could without actually having it set-up.

    The original way I took the picture is a pain to undo, but found using a bight as a slip knot worked pretty good.
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    That's what I was trying to say with: ...

    That's what I was trying to say with:

    "You can also bring through a bight resulting in a secure slip knot, and doesn't require pulling the whole line through. (Probably the better method,...
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    Alternate securing method??

    I've been playing around with my SHs trying to think of a way to secure the line without causing damage, or at least minimizing it.

    If I understand the issue properly, the weak point is created...
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    Has anyone done enough hangs with the 1/8"...

    Has anyone done enough hangs with the 1/8" version to say if they are having the same issue?

    Perhaps the solution is simply moving to a slightly bigger diameter line?

    (It would...
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    I tried using a modified SS undercover with just...

    I tried using a modified SS undercover with just my UQ and didn't like the result....

    (My mod was removing the bungee for bottom entry, so it was quite loose fitting and didn't bunch up my UQ.)
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    Another North Vancouverite here. Welcome!

    Another North Vancouverite here.

    Welcome!
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    Welcome from Vancouver! There are a few of us...

    Welcome from Vancouver!

    There are a few of us in the Vancouver region, if you make it back this way.
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    One more idea .... If you have a friend that...

    One more idea ....

    If you have a friend that you can ship to in the states, then have them forward it up via USPS, for those times where a courier is the only option offered. Sometimes this even...
  16. And right after my order shipped. You have...

    And right after my order shipped.

    You have great timing Dutch! :P
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    I tried doing the 'self-brokering' approach once...

    I tried doing the 'self-brokering' approach once when importing something... I had to head out to the UPS facility at the airport, get papers, take them to a canadian Customs office somewhere else...
  18. I've swapped over 2 Hennesy's so far - it's not...

    I've swapped over 2 Hennesy's so far - it's not too difficult.

    Where in Vancouver are you? Perhaps I can show you what I did with my set-up

    Do you have any splicing experience yet?
  19. I do it the same way. it may be the way you're...

    I do it the same way. it may be the way you're hanging it from the tree?
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    Welcome from North Vancouver! I'm still a...

    Welcome from North Vancouver!

    I'm still a newbie myself, but have been out a few times. (Looking to get out more, as my schedule allows.)

    I'm not Ultra light, but follow the basic principle of...
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    Welcome from North Vancouver. I've been out...

    Welcome from North Vancouver.

    I've been out locally only a few times, but have been getting my gear dialed in a little more each time. Happy to share stories if interested.
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    Welcome from a fellow North Vancouverite. Feel...

    Welcome from a fellow North Vancouverite.

    Feel free to PM me if you want to chat with a local hanger. (I only know myself and one other, so far.)

    S
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    I Think we should go with 'Spooks'. Nice &...

    I Think we should go with 'Spooks'. Nice & simple - SPeed hOOKS

    Plus, they are so small that you're not sure if they are really there :rolleyes:

    Thoughts?
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    Welcome. What area of the Province are you...

    Welcome.

    What area of the Province are you from?


    S
  25. My first non-backyard night in a hammock was at...

    My first non-backyard night in a hammock was at Campsite where the sites were along trails that are also popular with hikers & mountain bikers.

    After getting my hammock and tarp set-up, I was...
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    Try this thread: ...

    Try this thread: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/90155-Winter-Tarp-design-Looking-for-input
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    Does the speed hook work safely with tighter SRL?...

    Does the speed hook work safely with tighter SRL?

    (I have a hennessy and it seems to lay better having it strung relatively tight. If I recall correctly, the Whoopie Hook isn't rated...
  28. Because I made the baffles extra long (on...

    Because I made the baffles extra long (on purpose), the baffle material was sandwiched between the two semi-circle pieces on each side. The extra material was sticking out the sides.
    While the top...
  29. The half circles allowed me to make the center...

    The half circles allowed me to make the center divider wall section a bit easier. (It could be done as a single piece, I'm sure.) I think I had another reason for doing it, but I honestly can't...
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    Try This: A tale of Two Top Quilts (Long & Pic...

    Try This: A tale of Two Top Quilts (Long & Pic Heavy!)

    The footbox part is on the 2nd post.
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    Sticky: I did that on mine .... If it helps, here is how...

    I did that on mine .... If it helps, here is how I made the bottom 'plug'
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?93538-A-tale-of-Two-Top-Quilts-(Long-amp-Pic-Heavy!)
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    I work most weekends until 0800 on Saturday, or...

    I work most weekends until 0800 on Saturday, or Sunday, so I'm limited there, but have every Monday and most of Tuesday off.

    I do have July 13 - 21 off for vacation.


    Do any of those dates...
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    I'm using the CRL method, but have thought of a...

    I'm using the CRL method, but have thought of a method for keeping the options open ...

    I have a small soft shackle larks head'ed onto the D-ring, along with the the fly (on a continuous loop).
    ...
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    As Brady mentioned in my recent Trip report...

    As Brady mentioned in my recent Trip report, I should put forth Cat Lake, just North of Squamish as a possible group hang location ....

    Here is a LINK to a google map with the location

    Here is...
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    I boiled my water in my pot, poured it into the...

    I boiled my water in my pot, poured it into the bag with the dried food already in there. I then removed most of the air, sealed up the bag, and put in back into the pot, which had cooled enough by...
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    I do enjoy the hammock. :) As mentioned, I...

    I do enjoy the hammock. :)
    As mentioned, I have done some trial runs in the backyard, so the sleep isn't completely new. Having the foot end did definitely make the night less comfortable. I...
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    10) First Attempts at rehydrating hot meals. ...

    10) First Attempts at rehydrating hot meals. I've had my dehydrator for some time, and use it for fruits when stuff is in season, but this was actual meals - honestly, they were dehydrated leftovers...
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    A Trip of Firsts - a Trial run

    I've had my Hammock for a while now, but didn't have the chance to actual get out and use it in the real outdoors. That finally changed last weekend!

    As I hadn't been out before, and I knew there...
  39. Part III 11) Close up the remainder of the...

    Part III

    11) Close up the remainder of the side pieces, but keep a length (about 3) open to allow for the stuffing of down.
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    12) Stuff the down, the same way as the channels of...
  40. Part II It is important to remember to take...

    Part II

    It is important to remember to take off ALL the tape on the first side before connecting any of the baffles to the opposite side. I also spent a few minutes making sure I was sewing...
  41. A tale of Two Top Quilts (Long & Pic Heavy!)

    Part I

    It was time to start my new project. TQs were needed for my wife and I. I had already made a couple of UQs and had learned a lot from them. One thing I havent seemed to learn is how to...
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    FYI - I took a look at Porteau's campsite...

    FYI -

    I took a look at Porteau's campsite with hanging in mind.

    Of the 22 (I think) walk-in sites, only about 5 of them would be suitable for 2+ hangers. Most of the others will handle a...
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    Try a search in the UQ threads - I don't remember...

    Try a search in the UQ threads - I don't remember where, but there are a few drawings of how to do it.


    In words:


    Attach all baffles to one side of the fabric

    Roll (or bunch) up the...
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    Hi Peoples, Mouseskowitz asked about using...

    Hi Peoples,

    Mouseskowitz asked about using narrower fabric (59") and how it would affect the design. I figured some of you may be interested in what I found out...

    I changed the finished width...
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    No Problem. I've learned a lot from the people...

    No Problem. I've learned a lot from the people here - it's my way of giving back a little. Plus I do like designing stuff. usually in sheet metal, so fabric is still fairly new to me.
    ...
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    I didn't express myself perfectly in that last...

    I didn't express myself perfectly in that last post .... I meant to make it shorter than my current CAD design of 140". I think the DIYG suggested length of 134" should be plenty.

    Appreciate...
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    Good points. Currently, I don't expect to be in...

    Good points. Currently, I don't expect to be in anything too heavy, but I do like to think for the future. It probably won't be much of a difference to put in allowances for both pole methods. ...
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    I like the mini-pole mod that is used on the...

    I like the mini-pole mod that is used on the Superfly. I'm sure it's been used on other tarps, but I've seen it the most on that one. It shouldn't be that hard to put pole pockets in the corners...
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    Update: I made an error when measuring my...

    Update:

    I made an error when measuring my hammock the first go.... it seemed odd that it was so much longer. Upon remeasuring, it was 11' 2" (134") NOT 11' 8" (140") like I stated in the first...
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    To make sure I'm understanding you properly .......

    To make sure I'm understanding you properly ....

    You are suggesting having 3 tie-outs along the bottom, and to increase the length of the bottom, correct?

    (I am planning on adding a couple of...
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