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    I've made a few with and without adding a cat cut...

    I've made a few with and without adding a cat cut to the ridge. My summer tarp with a cat cut both ridge and edges is my favorite. The ridge has only about 1 1/2 inch cat cut, but it makes a huge...
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    For me stealth camping and camping on private...

    For me stealth camping and camping on private land are two different things. Yes, I can be stealth camping on private land, but the idea behind it is not being seen, not just being off the trail and...
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    Nice idea. It looks like it would make a good...

    Nice idea. It looks like it would make a good gear hammock as well.
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    Me likes the adjustable stand. That is nice....

    Me likes the adjustable stand. That is nice. Looks like it can be taken apart for storage nicely as well. Might make a good addition to State/National Park camping too. Now just have to find a way to...
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    For me it's that I can't just go down and select...

    For me it's that I can't just go down and select the gear that I like. Ground camping has been established enough that I can find something that works for me size, weight, etc.

    With a hammock it's...
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    Is it noisy? Or is it quiet when you wrinkle it?...

    Is it noisy? Or is it quiet when you wrinkle it? Can you give us some other characteristics of the fabric? I've gotten alot of nice high quality ripstop with a good DWR on it from one of the Wally...
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    There are a half dozen different materials it...

    There are a half dozen different materials it could be. From the description, it sounds like what they use at the bottom of alot of the backpacks now to add waterproofing. I've seen alot of gloves...
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    The 1.7 will definately be more durable for you,...

    The 1.7 will definately be more durable for you, but it doesn't mean that the 1.1 won't last you a while either. I like the 1.1 for me, but that is only because I made mine myself for cheap and I go...
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    I'm using a 1.1oz single and I'm about 175. I'm...

    I'm using a 1.1oz single and I'm about 175. I'm happy with the 1.1 single, but then mine is a DIY and I did not fork out a lot of money for it. The issue is how long do you want it to last?

    As for...
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    I'm in the middle of a similar project, an...

    I'm in the middle of a similar project, an 11'x12' winter cat tarp. While I do like the look of the cross-grain, I'm also what people on here refer to as a gram weenie. I like light weight. I have...
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    I still have my little canvas springbar tent. My...

    I still have my little canvas springbar tent. My parents got it for me when I was 13. I remember this one time it was pouring buckets outside the tent and I wanted to see if it really would leak...
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    I use a rolled up shirt most of the time. Don't...

    I use a rolled up shirt most of the time. Don't need much, just a little neck support when I'm on my back.
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    I always follow the regulations where there are...

    I always follow the regulations where there are regulations. National Parks and State Parks esp. I've found it differs from park to park even on a state level. I've also gotten used to calling the...
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    Thanks sclittlefield I think this one is a...

    Thanks sclittlefield

    I think this one is a winner. for sure. Very simple and pretty much guarantees a proper catenary curve. I am cat cutting the ridgeline. 2" over the 11' length, not much of a...
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    Ok, so projection did not work as well as I had...

    Ok, so projection did not work as well as I had hoped. I was wondering what others on here have done in order to create their patterns. I don't really need it for hammock design, but I just came...
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    I have a Grand Trunk UL Travel Hammock. It was...

    I have a Grand Trunk UL Travel Hammock. It was given to me as a birthday present a while ago. I used it alot at first. It was nice because it was the lightest I could find. Still is the lightest...
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    I just had a thought on this. Searched for a...

    I just had a thought on this. Searched for a while for something that would tape silnylon as well. Found out I was searching the wrong thing. I needed to be searching for silicon tape instead of...
  18. Thread: Polyester?

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    Ok, so in addition to stretch factor, has anyone...

    Ok, so in addition to stretch factor, has anyone done any strength/stress tests? Or know of anyplace that has? One would think that the polyester would be stronger. does anyone know one way or the...
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    That actually sounds like it might work. I had...

    That actually sounds like it might work. I had not thought about projecting it. I wonder if the projector I've got here in the conference room will project that large of an image. (Cheap Dell...
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    Thanks everyone. Lately, I have been using a...

    Thanks everyone.

    Lately, I have been using a large roll of tracing paper with the pattern cut out and lacing it over the fabric. I've also used the brown paper method. Haven't tried newspaper...
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    How to create a pattern

    So this has always been the hardest part for me. I put together a design for something, then I need to make a pattern in order to cut the fabric. Most of my designs are done digitally, then printed....
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    Even if it doesn't get hot, can you imagine the...

    Even if it doesn't get hot, can you imagine the sweat factor?
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    My initial reaction was: *Shiny*:cool: But...

    My initial reaction was: *Shiny*:cool:

    But then I went along and had the reaction everyone else had. I did take a closer look at the site as well and found this:

    * stainless steel
    *...
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    Looks like a great setup.

    Looks like a great setup.
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    Road yeah that's right. There are a couple in...

    Road yeah that's right. There are a couple in California and Washington. Utah has 8 of the most prominent (prominence over 5000ft), but on actual distance from sea level we are lacking compared to...
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    Cannibal, I forget you are just on the other...

    Cannibal,

    I forget you are just on the other side of the range. We've only got a handful of 14ers over here. I don't know if I'd want to spend a night on the top of one. It'd be cool to say I have.
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    Highest Altitude Hang?

    Another thread I have been following on hanging on a hiking staff got me thinking about this. Thought it might be fun to see.

    What is your highest altitude hang?

    Mine has been previously...
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    I agree with cannibal. It is noisy, but if it's...

    I agree with cannibal. It is noisy, but if it's hung properly, you won't notice. The OES tarps are also top notch.
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    Yeah I read that on here somewhere as well. For...

    Yeah I read that on here somewhere as well. For me it is the weight issue. How much more weight do I have to carry in order for something like this to work. We've already talked about reinforcing the...
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    Got 2 spins and one sil. working on a winter tarp...

    Got 2 spins and one sil. working on a winter tarp out of spin. I've roughed up one of the spin tarps to the point that it isn't noisy anymore, if it is taunt, then it still protects as well as ever.
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    Awesome thread guys. I've spent alot of time on...

    Awesome thread guys. I've spent alot of time on here lately gathering different ideas that I can use to shed weight and travel lighter. I keep pushing the limits farther and farther. Lighter...
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    Ok, so I've been playing with this for a while....

    Ok, so I've been playing with this for a while. sorry no pictures. My biggest issue was anchoring. I found some nice sturdy old ski poles and set my rig up. First major problem, It required two...
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    :D Thought I'd offer. I've spent enough nights...

    :D Thought I'd offer. I've spent enough nights above the tree line out here to appreciate a good tent, especially from Black Diamond. Their head quarters is about 10 miles from here. I was just in...
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    I'll take that first light tent off your hands. I...

    I'll take that first light tent off your hands. I still go some places that hammocks can't.
  35. [QUOTE=treehouseguy;134091]"You will wear out...

    [QUOTE=treehouseguy;134091]"You will wear out almost all gear items that you take on a thru-hike. If you have an expensive piece of gear that you really like, you may want to consider leaving it...
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    I'm one of those that doesn't go well with down...

    I'm one of those that doesn't go well with down and have been paying close attention to the synthetics. There are some good synthetics out there most of them aren't worth your time no matter what the...
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    I use the 7/64. Conservative rating on it was...

    I use the 7/64. Conservative rating on it was 1200min/1300max. According to the websites it is as strong as the same diameter of steel rope. The biggest difference between the 1/8 and the 7/64 is the...
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    The ridgeline is definitely cat. You can tell...

    The ridgeline is definitely cat. You can tell that from the pic. I'm not sure about the rest.
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    Permethrin is a wonderful thing Knighthorse. I do...

    Permethrin is a wonderful thing Knighthorse. I do plan to add a bug-net soon. Likely attached on one side and I'll use my shoes as weights on the other. No zippers or velcro, weighs too much. I'm...
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    They don't use polypro for climbing for 2...

    They don't use polypro for climbing for 2 reasons, the first is that it is more static and you need to have a little stretch for climbing so that the rope/webbing whatever you are using can absorb a...
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    I had this happen when I first got my current...

    I had this happen when I first got my current machine. I was told it was either my needle was not positioned right, or the tension on my thread was wrong. Turned out I had it threaded wrong and there...
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    Anyone know a good place to get a decent table? I...

    Anyone know a good place to get a decent table? I hesitate to call it a sewing machine table, but I guess I'll have to forgo my ego long enough to use the word.
  43. Thanks gargoyle

    What a wonderful new acronym CBS.
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    Great thread. Great advice too. This is my...

    Great thread. Great advice too.

    This is my machine $15 at a garage sale. opened it up, cleaned it and oiled it, wouldn't trade for anything else. Does straight and zigzag only and the movement is...
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    I'm happily hanging my 170lbs' in a 1.1oz single...

    I'm happily hanging my 170lbs' in a 1.1oz single layer. I'm hanging in a HH Clone and I've pulled the center out about 1.5" on each side to account for a little stretch after several hours of...
  46. Wow, it's been a long day. Did any of that make...

    Wow, it's been a long day. Did any of that make sense?
  47. I ordered through redden marine a little while...

    I ordered through redden marine a little while back. If you actually call in your order, the shipping is really decent. They are also the cheapest source of Amsteel I have found. I ordered 100' about...
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    Good price for AMsteel

    Thanks for this I might pick up some more AMSteel
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    Good point Tiki. This is something too keep in...

    Good point Tiki. This is something too keep in mind when you are look at a Biner. I can't speak for everyone or anyone other then myself really, but I want a stronger biner then my rope.
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    The nano's are the lightest out there that I...

    The nano's are the lightest out there that I trust. I have seen lighter, but none of them are rated for climbing and I won't take anything that isn't. I actually carry a pair of Mammut Moses with me...
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