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    That’s what I was expecting too! Or maybe Shug...

    That’s what I was expecting too! Or maybe Shug juggling. Either one. :lol:
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    If you’re good with waterproofing the seams...

    If you’re good with waterproofing the seams yourself, that’s something any good tailor could probably do. Around here I find them advertising that they do alterations, but at least one of them does...
  3. While it’s true that F&F should never be used...

    While it’s true that F&F should never be used when buying/selling, you’ve gotten lucky. PP isn’t accountable to anyone, and their rulings can be capricious.
  4. There’s also the issue of cleaning the UQ and...

    There’s also the issue of cleaning the UQ and hammock.

    I sleep in my hammock full time, indoors, and use my UQ almost every night. In the last four years I’ve laundered the UQ two or three times....
  5. There’s a decent chance that she has to sue them...

    There’s a decent chance that she has to sue them to get her medical insurance to pony up.

    Regardless, a marketing campaign where customers are encouraged to hang their Enos in risky ways “share...
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    That was my first thought, but it sounds like the...

    That was my first thought, but it sounds like the OP wants to hang on deck, presumably without adding a permanent hanging post or hardware to the deck.
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    1. The straps and hardware for my full time...

    1. The straps and hardware for my full time hammock. And since I badly threw out my back and can’t go to the chiropractor, that hammock has been essential.

    2. No rush, but I know something will...
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    I start by checking my Subscriptions page, then I...

    I start by checking my Subscriptions page, then I go to New Posts. I mostly avoided looking at anything in the donating members area this month, since I knew it would vanish toward the end of the...
  9. That poor puppy! I'm glad you were able to give...

    That poor puppy! I'm glad you were able to give it a safe place to sleep.

    How big is a 3-month Newfoundland? I met one that was not quite full grown once; it was about the size of a small black...
  10. I'm guessing he means stick your butt out behind...

    I'm guessing he means stick your butt out behind you, so that it's supported slightly up the side of the hammock. That, and with my knees slightly forward, is how I've always slept on my side, and...
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    FS: I'll take the soft shackles.

    I'll take the soft shackles.
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    Is 7/64" rated to hang from? I don't actually...

    Is 7/64" rated to hang from? I don't actually know. If it is, that'll work.

    I just used ye olde google, and that'll work. I'll go over to your post and buy yours. Thanks!
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    2x Soft Shackle made from 1/8th” Amsteel

    What it says in the title -- I want to buy a pair of soft shackles made from 1/8" Amsteel. No longer than 18" stretched out, 9" closed.

    I'm aware I could make these, I just don't want to. :laugh:...
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    Just FYI, every link to amazon that comes from...

    Just FYI, every link to amazon that comes from someone just copy/pasting what's in their address bar will have a /ref in it. Try it yourself -- go to amazon, click on something, and look at the...
  15. Thread: Truck hammock

    by akaCat
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    I can think of two reasons (and there are...

    I can think of two reasons (and there are probably more):

    1. Once you've got it dialed in, you'll be able to set it up almost instantly. No looking for a spot in reach of anchors, or placing...
  16. Hang each one on its own slacks hanger: ...

    Hang each one on its own slacks hanger:

    https://www.amazon.com/Amber-Home-Length-Non-Slip-Adjustable/dp/B07MJ4G4BD/

    Then you can either hang several off a closet or bedroom door on something...
  17. Thread: Waste of money

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    I spent a small fortune on a sleep number bed. It...

    I spent a small fortune on a sleep number bed. It was a big improvement on my previous mattress/frame, but it still sucked; I woke up with a sore back about half the time instead of all the time.
    ...
  18. Bearded Hanger seems to have closed down sometime...

    Bearded Hanger seems to have closed down sometime in the last three years. I don't remember seeing a closing announcement. Too bad, I love my BH hammock, and three years of cat claws are starting to...
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    Sticky: How about using a bolt and nut, instead of a...

    How about using a bolt and nut, instead of a screw? Surely there are bolts available that're 6".
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/138765-Hanging-from-Concrete-Block

    There’s at least one post floating around from an actual engineer who stated the warnings in the above thread....
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    If your wife is ok with holes in the wall as long...

    If your wife is ok with holes in the wall as long as they're hidden when not in use, you could get tracks like these:

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/adjustable-wall-anchor/

    The adjustable...
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    I think my bag is somewhere around 18”x18”. The...

    I think my bag is somewhere around 18”x18”. The hammock is sort of a lumpy mess inside it, but with enough room to move around, if that makes sense?
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    I use whatever detergent I've got in the house. I...

    I use whatever detergent I've got in the house. I happen to be a fan of the fragrance-free versions of regular grocery-store brands, so it's usually one of those.

    I seem to remember some cottage...
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    It looks like there's quite a few feet of unused...

    It looks like there's quite a few feet of unused length in both pictures. Is that Sparrow 10'?
  25. I haven't fallen or flipped yet. But I did once...

    I haven't fallen or flipped yet. But I did once get my foot tangled in my top quilt (actually a fleece throw blanket) getting out of my hammock in the middle of the night, and tripped pretty...
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    I'm right at 5'6", and sleep on my side. I've had...

    I'm right at 5'6", and sleep on my side. I've had both a 10.5' and 11' hammock, I much prefer the 11'. Both are 60" wide.
  27. Wrapping it over as shown, effectively hangs it...

    Wrapping it over as shown, effectively hangs it higher and gets you up off the ground more. But as leiavoia stated, it does it by effectively making the hammock shorter -- and that's never going to...
  28. Are you fastening the hammock like they show in...

    Are you fastening the hammock like they show in this image:

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    Just Bill, thanks! Bridge hammocks are apparently...

    Just Bill, thanks! Bridge hammocks are apparently a bit more complex than I'd previously thought, I'm happy to leave the designing of them to the experts.
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    If it's something you can explain easily, I'd...

    If it's something you can explain easily, I'd love to hear a couple examples of those structural issues and how the heavy webbing/poles are solving them.



    I haven't seen any advertising for...
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    171971 The hammock in my bedroom. It's hung...

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    The hammock in my bedroom. It's hung with L-tracks, the far one is just behind the curtains, the near one is behind the door when it's open. I think it's about a 12' span, could be more....
  32. Honestly, with your retrofit upgrades I think you...

    Honestly, with your retrofit upgrades I think you ought to consider it. You could offer people a few choices when they register, something like "only email me about free retrofits and recalls", "only...
  33. Thread: Washing hammoc

    by akaCat
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    I don't. Since my machine has an agitator, I toss...

    I don't. Since my machine has an agitator, I toss my hammock in a large lingerie bag before washing it on the gentle cycle. I've washed the same hammock ~50 times doing it that way, and it's in great...
  34. That, but I continued reading out of curiosity. I...

    I like the idea of the tenstile and knockoffs, but the load tension on the trees is just more than I'm willing to deal with[/QUOTE]

    That, but I continued reading out of curiosity. I actually...
  35. Gorgeous! I'm subscribing so I'll be sure to see...

    Gorgeous! I'm subscribing so I'll be sure to see that update. It's been forever since I've been to the comic store, so that's the only way I'll know to go looking for it in the wild.
  36. It looks like they are in the engine room in that...

    It looks like they are in the engine room in that picture. Anyway, it's been established that Kaylee likes to fool around there, so there's no reason it couldn't be the engine room.
  37. If that anchor doesn't take a lot of force, then...

    If that anchor doesn't take a lot of force, then any over-the-door hook slid along the underside of the door might do the trick.
  38. I figured they would have it! Great color...

    I figured they would have it! Great color selection, too. (But why are all the yellow colors being phased out? Odd.) Sewing it myself would be a last-ditch option. I can sew, I actually sew very well...
  39. HyperD 1.6

    HyperD 1.6
  40. True, but at the time I bought my last hammock (a...

    True, but at the time I bought my last hammock (a five-o'clock shadow), BH seemed to be the only vendor who offered the fabric I like in more than brown and hunter green.
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    I took it less literally and assumed they were...

    I took it less literally and assumed they were asking if it could be used as a pole to support the ends of the tarp. If those poles get any lateral force, I'm going to guess it's a big no. It looks...
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    Is it bad that I want to run out and buy...

    Is it bad that I want to run out and buy something titanium just so I can play with this?
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    Sticky: Dutch carries the anchors:...

    Dutch carries the anchors: https://dutchwaregear.com/product/adjustable-wall-anchor/

    There's another place where I got mine before Dutch started carrying them. I wish I could remember the name,...
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    Fabric seems to very much be a ymmv thing. My...

    Fabric seems to very much be a ymmv thing. My first hammock was a Brazilian, and I hated it. Turns out I like the camping type fabrics a lot more.
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    I've backed a lot of projects on Kickstarter with...

    I've backed a lot of projects on Kickstarter with about a 95% success rate. (Success being that I received the backer item, and it isn't missing any features I consider a deal-breaker.) I've got...
  46. Someone who doesn't know a lot about either trees...

    Someone who doesn't know a lot about either trees or lateral forces, and figures "if they're selling it, it's got to be safe, right?"

    Of course, I have no idea what sort of warnings come with...
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    Your fleece underquilt will probably work better...

    Your fleece underquilt will probably work better if you rig it to hang more like a commercial underquilt.

    I'm not sure if I can describe it in text, but you want to have a heavy elastic cord...
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    I won't deny I'm privileged, but I'm neither...

    I won't deny I'm privileged, but I'm neither ultralight nor a camper!

    The photos on that kickstarter make my knees ache. Ouch.
  49. Cool, I'd like to check it out! I'd also like to...

    Cool, I'd like to check it out! I'd also like to try hanging from it. I can bring my hammock, but I'd have to borrow suspension -- the suspension I use is pretty much custom-fit to the anchors I use...
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    I machine wash mine on the gentle cycle, in one...

    I machine wash mine on the gentle cycle, in one of those mesh lingerie bags.
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