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    Or turn the hammock over, but you have to be...

    Or turn the hammock over, but you have to be awake to do that. :rolleyes:
  2. New needle, too.:)

    New needle, too.:)
  3. Do everything Gargoyle says, and look for lint...

    Do everything Gargoyle says, and look for lint that might cause friction along the thread path, especially underneath.
  4. Thread: Tensahedron Stand

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    So far, so good. Now the other two: 158723 158724

    So far, so good. Now the other two: 158723 158724
  5. Thread: Tensahedron Stand

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    :lol: The first time I posted the above, the...

    :lol: The first time I posted the above, the first two images came up as "invalid attachments" so I edited the post and uploaded them again. This time they came through and the other three images...
  6. Thread: Tensahedron Stand

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    158719 Gargoyle's Ogee tarp fits my tensahedron...

    158719 Gargoyle's Ogee tarp fits my tensahedron stand almost perfectly. One end of the tarp attaches to the head end of the stand (right side in picture), and the other is guyed to the same tree as...
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    Sticky: In this use the stretch is an advantage, and the...

    In this use the stretch is an advantage, and the line isn't subject to any abrasion. The reasons to use mason's line are that it's cheap and it works, whatever its limitations when used elsewhere. ...
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    Vanhalo, I figure the balance of weight between...

    Vanhalo, I figure the balance of weight between me and my dog varies a lot, depending on the type of terrain, the length of the trip, the season of the year, and even the time of day. (She drinks...
  9. Thread: Tensahedron Stand

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    Me too, Grizz. Thanks. I'm only speculating,...

    Me too, Grizz. Thanks. I'm only speculating, but it may be that there's no way to avoid putting bending forces on either the hammock spreaders or the tensahedron struts or both, so much stronger...
  10. Thread: Tensahedron Stand

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    I'm interested in adapting this idea for bridge...

    I'm interested in adapting this idea for bridge hammocks, too (or, in my case, adapting a bridge design to work with a proven tensahedron design). Lately my PBH spreaders tend to be longer - more...
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    Sell connectors like nunchucks that fit into (or...

    Sell connectors like nunchucks that fit into (or over) the ends of conduit or other tubing and are padded to protect floors and walls.
  12. Me like 6 to 8 inch trees, umh! (Where did I...

    Me like 6 to 8 inch trees, umh! (Where did I learn to talk like that?) Nice job, Shug. :)
  13. Thread: Tensahedron Stand

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    Good observation, knightshade. @raftingtigger,...

    Good observation, knightshade. @raftingtigger, can you confirm that? With a strap instead of that cross brace between the fulcrums, does the longitudinal ground brace rise and swing around? If you...
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    Continued use over a long period of time can make...

    Continued use over a long period of time can make any knot difficult to untie and may degrade it in ways that aren't obvious at first. That's my conclusion after examining some alpine butterfly...
  15. I used 7/64" amsteel with two alpine butterfly...

    I used 7/64" amsteel with two alpine butterfly knots and whoopies on each end to make a combination tarp and hammock ridgeline/suspension. The tarp was attached with bungees to prussics so it didn't...
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    Have you tried TeeDee's trick of putting a dowel...

    Have you tried TeeDee's trick of putting a dowel inside your trekking pole to limit how much it can collapse? I believe you could use two different sized dowels to fit the middle and bottom pole...
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    Thanks, hodad. Recently I've been concentrating...

    Thanks, hodad. Recently I've been concentrating on hammocks for larger hangers, so the fabric choice (double Dobby 1.9) and the hammock design (wider overall, especially at the foot end) haven't been...
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    Here are some variations on corner attachments...

    Here are some variations on corner attachments for spreader bars.
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  19. Thanks, Squidmark. I hope to make the Spring...

    Thanks, Squidmark. I hope to make the Spring MAHHA. I have friends with long torsos and short legs and others with short torsos and long legs, but there are hammocks to fit everyone. The PBH takes...
  20. People's Bridge Hammock - update and feedback request

    I've started making PBHs for heavier hangers using Dobby 1.9 in a double layer, and they're working out quite well. Since a number of people are taller than I am, I've also changed the dimensions a...
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    I just made a couple for big guys using 1.9 Dobby...

    I just made a couple for big guys using 1.9 Dobby (double layer). It works great, is plenty strong, and feels comfortable to me (enough stretch even for 155 lb. sleeper).
  22. This is the People's Bridge Hammock that I sent...

    This is the People's Bridge Hammock that I sent for the raffle. It's strong enough for people under 200 lbs. Look for it in the group area, and try it out.

    https://youtu.be/_eeW4uRsaoc
  23. Sorry to say that I can't make it after all, but...

    Sorry to say that I can't make it after all, but I mailed a Peoples Bridge Hammock for the raffle to ferret. He'll hang it in the group area for people under 200 lbs. to try out. USPS "guaranteed"...
  24. Great series of videos, Bill. I particularly like...

    Great series of videos, Bill. I particularly like the clarity of the second one, showing the suspension alone. That will help a lot of people unfamiliar with bridge hammocks see how they work.
  25. I plan to attend this Fall. It's been too long,...

    I plan to attend this Fall. It's been too long, and there are friends I want to see again. I like meeting newbies, too.
    David
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    PBH edge

    Hi wirelessness! Sorry to be so long in replying. I was race director for a trail running half marathon Saturday and haven't been on HF for a week or more. I don't think webbing will be entirely...
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    That's what a structural ridgeline is for, but it...

    That's what a structural ridgeline is for, but it needs to be as strong as your hammock suspension rope (the one that's roughly at a 30 angle), and the main rope to the tree may need to be twice as...
  28. I liked the Off-topic Forum a lot when I...

    I liked the Off-topic Forum a lot when I subscribed to it, but eventually I didn't want to wade through a lot of posts that didn't directly pertain to hammocks, so I let it drop. As a service...
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    I use small shockcord loops with cf. They don't...

    I use small shockcord loops with cf. They don't need to be as long as the ones you need to compensate for silnylon stretching.
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    Gadget, I'm not clear what kind of stand you're...

    Gadget, I'm not clear what kind of stand you're using, but it's a good point - use whatever works with your equipment and helps you get the result you want.
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    Wow! Those regulations were written by someone...

    Wow! Those regulations were written by someone who understands hammocks. They should serve as a model for parks in other states. (Okay, 12" minimum diameter is pretty conservative, but the rest is...
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    I've used loopie slings, too. I usually make...

    I've used loopie slings, too. I usually make them with dynaglide because the loop doubles the line (and the rating). Dynaglide needs a shorter bury than amsteel (but use a bungee prussicked to the...
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    No-sage, sounds good. Plenty of errant sharpie...

    No-sage, sounds good. Plenty of errant sharpie marks in my prototypes. :D
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    PDX, Your guess at the design is pretty good. ...

    PDX,
    Your guess at the design is pretty good. The spacing between the two interior angles is very dependent on the occupant's body, so it works best if you're making a hammock for yourself and you...
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    @Just Bill: what a great service. Words fail me....

    @Just Bill: what a great service. Words fail me. :)
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    This was the best hammock gathering I can recall....

    This was the best hammock gathering I can recall. Highlights for me were the music, opportunities to hike parts of the AT I hadn't seen (Roan Mt. on Saturday and Laurel Falls on Sunday), the quality...
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    Deb, I hope to get there before noon tomorrow,...

    Deb,
    I hope to get there before noon tomorrow, and I'll be looking for a fairly remote campsite myself, mostly because I want to keep Freia from barking at people walking past our "temporary...
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    This is one of my favorite loops - have done it...

    This is one of my favorite loops - have done it many times. I like going out Big Beechy and camping where it meets Middle Fork, though heading upstream on Middle Fork to Hell-For-Certain or one of...
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    The flexibility of the rubber tip shaft is an...

    The flexibility of the rubber tip shaft is an asset when hiking, but a liability in a spreader bar. Stevebo's design to share the force between the tip and the basket (or the collar that holds the...
  40. Thread: Such a scaredy cat

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    I'm like scrope - been backpacking and solo...

    I'm like scrope - been backpacking and solo camping for years, but if I haven't been out for a while I imagine things when I hear noises the first night. Nowadays I have a dog with me so I'm never...
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    Very tempting! Thanks for the invitation. ...

    Very tempting! Thanks for the invitation. Looking forward to your trip report. :)
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    Ditto, Jeremy. Don't get caught in the rain this...

    Ditto, Jeremy. Don't get caught in the rain this time. :D
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    I'm dim, too, Gadget. Didn't see you were...

    I'm dim, too, Gadget. Didn't see you were talking about ti rings at first. Sorry.
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    MSH = suspension, hence not wrong thread. ...

    MSH = suspension, hence not wrong thread. Aluminum better than cf tube; resists crushing better, though many use cf successfully. A biner works and adds a measure of safety if you run the whoopie...
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    And many others .... :rolleyes: Phycotron, I'd...

    And many others .... :rolleyes:
    Phycotron, I'd suggest some searches. There have been many threads on DIY insulated hammocks. As Harold "Dynamite" Payson wrote (in a book on boatbuilding), "Don't...
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    Welcome, awalkmom! West Virginians used to be a...

    Welcome, awalkmom! West Virginians used to be a tiny minority here (ask HappyCamper), but now there are quite a few of us, and we're slowly enticing hangers from afar to visit our beautiful state. :)
  47. Thread: Dolly Sods Question

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    You will find trees there.

    You will find trees there.
  48. Thread: True Catenary Curve

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    What is a "true catenary curve", if not the shape...

    What is a "true catenary curve", if not the shape of a hanging chain (Lat. catena)? :rolleyes:
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    I use Grizz's "origami end cap" design because it...

    I use Grizz's "origami end cap" design because it keeps the head and foot ends taut, which makes it easier to attach a bugnet. The bugnet attaches (only at the ends) with a #3 coil zipper, and the...
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    Good work! Keep it up. If I'm reading your...

    Good work! Keep it up. If I'm reading your pattern right, the narrow end is the head end. Try making that wider, and you'll get more of a knee ridge. Then you get to experiment some more on...
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